British Army Officers
1939-1945

 

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T. Deacon  to  W.G.M. Dixon
Deacon,
Terry
T. Deacon
Son of George Harold Deacon, and
Elizabeth Ruth Williams, of Plymouth.
Married ((06?).1943, Plymouth
district, Devon) Acting First Officer
Audrey Dora Hawkins, WRNS.
(06?).1919
Devonport district,
Devon

-
05.06.1944
Plymouth district,
Devon

(injured by a flying
shell fragment, which
subesquently led to
his death following a
stroke) [age 24]
[Plymouth City
Crematorium, panel
2]
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 10.04.1943 [271185]
WS/Lt. 10.10.1943
Solicitor.
10.04.1943     commissioned, The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry [emergency commission]
? - 05.06.1944 2nd (Airborne) Battalion Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
 
Deakin,
John Charles
J.C. Deakin
First son of Lt.Col. Charles Deakin, The Worcestershire Regiment, and ... Braithwaite.
Married (06.01.1944) Katherine Margaret Richardson (1919? - ); one daughter, three sons.
07.02.1919
Guildford district, Surrey
-
30.09.1981
Bolton Appleby, Westmorland, Cumbria
2nd Lt. 29.10.1938 [78260]
WS/Lt. 01.01.1941 (reld > 04.1946, < 08.1946)
T/Capt. 05.12.1942-(07.1945),
26.08.1945-(04.1946)
Hon. Capt. > 04.1946, < 08.1946
Education: Charterhouse School (1932.3-1936; Saunderites House); Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester.
      late Cadet, Charterhouse School Contingent, Officer Training Corps
29.10.1938     commissioned, The Worcestershire Regiment - Supplementary Reserve of Officers
24.08.1939     mobilized SRO
29.10.1948 - ? Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Land agent, 1948.
His son writes: "Was stationed in India during WW2. Returned to England with wife and myself on S.S. Alcantara on 2 Feb 1945. "

 
Deakin,
Ronald Henry
R.H. Deakin
03.04.1921 ?
-
1977 ?
Birmingham, West Midlands ?
2nd Lt.
12.06.1939 [91883]
WS/Lt.
11.04.1940
T/Capt.
11.04.1940-09.06.1941
WS/Capt.
10.06.1941
T/Maj.
10.03.1942-(04.1944)
WS/Lt.Col.
10.05.1945
A/Col.
10.11.1944-09.05.1945
T/Col.
10.05.1945-(04.1946)
Lt.
11.04.1945
Capt.
01.05.1947, seniority 20.01.1942
A/Maj.
01.05.1947-...
WS/Maj.
?
Maj. TARO
01.12.1948
Hon. Col.
01.12.1948
Commander of the Order of the British Empire OBE
01.01.1946
New Year 46
Territorial Decoration TD
03.11.1950
-
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM
09.01.1947
- [24.08.1951 cancelled, due to award of TD]
12.06.1939


commissioned, 8th Battalion The Royal Warwickshire Regiment - Territorial Army
24.08.1939
 
 
mobilized TA
07.01.1941
-
(04.1941)
Adjutant, ...
10.11.1944
-
(04.1946)
Commandant, Army Airborne Transport Development Centre
01.05.1947
 
 
transferred, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps
01.12.1948
 
 
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Dean,
Arthur Paul;
Baron Dean of Harptree (created 1993) (Life Peer), of Wedmore in the County of Somerset
A.P. Dean A.P. Dean
Son of Arthur Percival Dean, and Jessie Margaret Gaunt.
Married 1st (1957) Doris Ellen Webb (died 1979).
Married 2nd (1980) Peggy Parker.

14.09.1924
Northwich district, Cheshire
-
01.04.2009

Banwell, Weston­super­Mare, Avon
Cadet
? [6108338]
2nd Lt.
28.01.1944 [307877]
WS/Lt.
28.07.1944 (reld > 04.1947)
T/Capt.
08.07.1946-(04.1947)
Hon. Capt.
01.01.1949
Knight Bachelor Kt
1985
?
- PC
1991
-
Education: Ellesmere College, Shropshire; Exeter College, Oxford (MA, BLitt).
28.01.1944


commissioned, Welsh Guards [emergency commission]



ADC to the commander of 1 Corps (British Army of the Rhine)
01.01.1949
 
 
Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Former President Oxford University Conservative Association and Oxford
Carlton Club. Farmer, 1950-1956. Resident Tutor, Swinton Conservative College, 1957; Conservative Research Department, 1957-1964, Assistant Director from 1962. MP (C) Somerset North, 1964-1983, Woodspring, Avon, 1983-1992. A Front Bench Spokesman on Health and Social Security, 1969-1970; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, DHSS, 1970-1974; Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means and Deputy Speaker, 1982-1992. Member: Executive Committee, CPA, UK Branch, 1975-1992; House of Commons Services Select Committee, 1979-1982; House of Commons Chairman's Panel, 1979-1982; Chairman, Conservative Health and Social Security Committee, 1979-1982. A Deputy Speaker, House of Lords, 1995-. Member, Executive Committee, Association of Conservative Peers, 1995-. Formerly, Member Governing Body of Church in Wales. Company director.
Dean,
Claud Horace
C.H. Dean
Son (with four brothers and three sisters) of Ernest Dean (1863-1949), and Adelaide Ravina Kidd (1865-1959).
Married ((06?).1930, Wirral district, Cheshire) Ethel Victoria Bellis (1906 - 1959), daughter (with four brothers and three sisters) of George Bellis (1875-), and Lily Maud Phipps (1883-1943); one son, two daughters.
18.06.1898
Tranmere, Birkenhead district, Cheshire
-
24.05.1978
Rock Ferry, Birkenhead district, Merseyside
2nd Lt. 04.10.1939 [100781]
WS/Lt. 11.02.1940
T/Capt. 11.02.1940-(10.1940)
WS/Capt. 02.03.1941 (reld > 07.1945, < 10.1945)
T/Maj. 02.03.1941-(07.1945)
Hon. Maj. > 07.1945, < 10.1945
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 01.07.1941 HM's birthday 1941
WW I     served as Pte. & Lt., Liverpool Regiment & Royal Army Service Corps
04.10.1939     commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps [emergency commission]
(1946)     Commander, Relief Detachment, Brunswick, 704 HQ/Control Commission for Germany 2328
Dean,
Ellis
"Dixie"
E. Dean
?
-
2nd Lt. 07.08.1943 [288761]
WS/Lt. 07.02.1944
Military Cross MC 24.01.1946 Rhine crossing to Baltic coast 1945
07.08.1943     commissioned, Parachute Regiment - Army Air Corps [emergency commission]
(06.1944)     3rd Parachute Battalion
(1945)     13th Parachute Battalion
Dearbergh,
Geoffrey Frederick
G.F. Dearbergh
Next-of-kin (wife?): Elizabeth Mary Dearbergh.
Related to (son of?): Maj.T.L. Dearbergh.
15.03.1924
-
03.07.1979
Kensington, London
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
07.08.1943 [289095]
WS/Lt.
07.02.1944
T/Capt.
? (reld 22.04.1947)

1939-45 Star; France & Germany Star; Defence Medal

07.08.1943


commissioned, The King's Royal Rifle Corps [emergency commission]



12th Battalion The King's Royal Rifle Corps (8th Armoured Brigade)



HQ Hamburg District
?
-
22.04.1947
No 2 C.M.D & D.U York
Registrar of the Companies Court.
Dearbergh,
Tom Lees
T.L. Dearbergh
Related to (father of?): Lt. G.F. Dearbergh.
Married; at least one daughter.
Residence: (1931): Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.
17.10.1897
St Albans, Hertfordshire
-
15.07.1972
Milford-on-Sea, Lymington, New Forst district, Hampshire
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
? [43063]
Lt.
01.11.1918 (reld 29.11.1919)
WS/Capt.
27.02.1941
T.Maj.
27.02.1941-(04.1944)
Hon. Maj.
08.11.1947
?


commissioned, 15th The King's Royal Hussars
29.11.1919
-
08.11.1947
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [Class II] [age limit]
[11.1922 transferred to 15th/19th The King's Royal Hussars]
24.08.1939


mobilized
[Company director?] till 1931 (Francis Napier (London and Paris) Ltd.)
Dearden,
Allan
A. Dearden (Photo courtesy of Mrs Jayne E. Fletcher-Tomlinson)
(12?).1906
-
13.03.1958
Nottinghamshire
Lt. 29.06.1940 [138935] (reld < 04.1947)
T/Capt. 09.12.1940-(04.1941),
04.09.1942-(04.1946)
1939 - 1940 served with the British Expeditionary Force (France)
29.06.1940     commissioned, The North Staffordshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's) [emergency commission]
      served in North Africa and later Italy and Sicily
Deards,
Robert Frederick
R.F. Deards
Son of Charles Edward Deards, and Henrietta Lilian Pheby.
Married ((03?).1940, Epping district, Essex) Joan Frances Hill (23.12.1919 - 06.2001); two sons. one daughter.
15.11.1913
Epping district, Essex
-
12.1989
Norwich district, Norfolk
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 21.12.1940 [164851]
WS/Lt. 21.12.1940 (reld > 04.1946)
      either Sandhurst or 162nd Officer Cadet Training Unit
21.12.1940     commissioned, The South Staffordshire Regiment [emergency commission]
      served with 9th Jats and possibly 8th Gurkhas in India & Burma
Deas,
William
W. Deas (Photo courtesy of Mr Barrie Deas)
Married Robina Helen Nicol; two sons.
01.04.1907
-
09.1969
2nd Lt. 02.05.1931
WS/Lt. 04.11.1940 (reld > 01.1946, < 04.1946)
T/Capt. 01.01.1943-(01.1946)
Hon. Capt. > 01.1946, < 04.1946
02.05.1931     commissioned, 6th Battalion The Seaforth Highlanders - Territorial Army
24.02.1937     Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
03.06.1939     transferred, Royal Army Service Corps - Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
... - ... ...
His son writes: "He served in Greece, Malta during the siege and in Lebanon. I believe that he was in charge of the bakeries for the 8th Army at one stage."
Deaville,
John
J. Deaville
Husband of D. Deaville, of Barnehurst, Kent.
1912 ?
-
10.06.1945
(MIA) [age 33]
[Rangoon Memorial, Burma, face 12]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
10.04.1942 [282739]
WS/Lt.
10.10.1942
A/Maj.
?
10.04.1942


commissioned, The Gloucestershire Regiment [emergency commission]
?
-
10.06.1945
10th Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment
de Blaby,
Reginald Edward
R.E. de Blaby
Son of Capt. G.T. de Blaby and Mrs. de Blaby, of Dublin, Irish Republic.
?
-
23.03.1943
(KIA at Wadi Zigzaou (Mareth Line))
[Medjez-el-Bab Memorial, Tunisia, face 30]
2nd Lt. 15.03.1941 [177897]
WS/Lt. 1942?
? - 15.03.1941 either 162nd, 164th, 165th, or 166th Officer Cadet Training Unit
15.03.1941     commissioned, Royal Ulster Rifles [emergency commission]
1941? - ? 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles
? - 23.03.1943 seconded, 15 Platoon, 'C' Company, 6th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry
de Brett,
Edward Maurice
E.M. de Brett
Married Dorothy Elizabeth (née ...) (died 18.03.2007); two daughters.
07.11.1910
-
11.2000
Chichester, Sussex
2nd Lt.
29.01.1931
...
...
T/Maj.
07.12.1940-16.01.1942,
10.11.1942-25.11.1943,
09.03.1944-23.02.1945,
04.03.1945-30.06.1946
...
...
Lt.Col.
11.01.1954 (Empl. List (1)) (retd 09.11.1958)
Mention in Despatches MID
18.02.1938
NW Frontier of India (twice mentioned)
29.01.1931


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
...
-
...
...
17.10.1941
-
07.1942
Brigade Major, 14th Indian Division
07.1942
-
09.11.1942
Staff Officer RA, Central Command, India
10.11.1942
-
04.08.1943
Staff Officer RA 2, NW Army, India
09.03.1944
-
06.11.1944
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2) (Instructor), Staff College, Sandhurst
...
-
...
...
De Chair,
George Herbert Blackett
G.H.B. De Chair (Photo courtesy of Mr Robert Ostrycharz)
Married ((09?).1919, Brighton, Sussex) ... Pearson; at least one son (Capt. Michael Beachamp De Chair).
30.07.1892 *
Lewisham, Greater London
-
17.05.1957

Chesham, Buckinghamshire

* year of birth registered in Army records as 1891
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
04.03.1911 [24056]
Lt.
?
T/Capt.
10.06.1915 (supernumerary 10.06.1915)
Bt. Maj.
01.01.1918
T/Maj.
05.01.1918-06.05.1919
Maj
05.08.1931 (retd 11.06.1932)
Maj. RARO
11.06.1932, seniority 05.04.1930
A/Lt.Col.
07.05.1940-(04.1941)
WS/Lt.Col.
13.04.1942
local Col.
23.11.1940-(04.1941)
Hon. Col.
19.10.1944
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
03.06.1919
HM's birthday 19: for service  in France
Military Cross MC
18.02.1915
operations in the field
Mention in Despatches MID
17.02.1915
?
Mention in Despatches MID
11.12.1917
?
Polonia Restituta, 3rd class (Poland) PolRes
20.06.1944
?
1914 Star 14 St
-
& clasp & roses [= bar "5 Aug to 22 Nov 1914"] (20.04.20)
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20
06.10.1920
-
Victory Medal VM
-

WWI medal cards: No.1, No. 2, No. 3
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst; Staff College (psc)
04.03.1911


commissioned, The Royal Sussex Regiment
(1914)
 
 
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), ... (British Expeditionery Force, France from 12.08.1914)
(1915)


2nd Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment (British Expeditionery Force, France)
06.06.1916
-
14.11.1916
Brigade Major, ... (attached to HQ unit)
15.11.1916?
-
23.02.1917
Adjutant, ...
23.02.1917
-
05.01.1918
Brigade Major, ...
05.01.1918
-
06.05.1919
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), ...
07.05.1919
-
11.01.1920
seconded for service on the Staff as General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), ...
22.01.1923
 
 
restored to the establishment
?
-
25.11.1924
Adjutant, ...
16.01.1925
-
20.01.1926
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), ...
21.01.1926
-
?
student, Staff College (London)
03.03.1928


restored to the establishment
15.03.1928
 
 
seconded for service on the Staff
?
-
16.01.1930
Staff Captain, ...
17.01.1930
-
15.03.1932
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), 56th (1st London) Division (Finsbury Barracks, London)
11.06.1932


Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Deputy Assistant Commissioner, No. 2 District, Metropolitan Police, 1938 (to 1940?)
(06.1940)


General Staff, Number 1 (Howard-Vyse) Military Mission
25.07.1940
-
(04.1941)
specially employed, graded as General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1)



No. 4 British Liaison HQ
19.10.1944


ceasing to be employed
De Chair,
Michael Beauchamp
G.H.B. De Chair
Son of Colonel G.H.B. De Chair, OBE, MC, and Mrs. De Chair (née Pearson).
Husband of Anne De Chair, of Fernhurst, Sussex.
(03?).1921
Hartley Wintney district, Hampshire
-
16.05.1943

(KIA) [age 22]
[El Alia Cemetery, Algeria, 12.G.35]
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
18.01.1941 [170269]
WS/Lt.
1942?
A/Capt.
?
?
-
18.01.1941
either Sandhurst or 102nd Officer Cadet Training Unit
18.01.1941
 
 
commissioned, 16th/5th Lancers, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
?
-
16.05.1943
A Squadron, 16th/5th Lancers, Royal Armoured Corps
de Chair,
Somerset Struben
S.S. De Chair
Son of late Admiral Sir Dudley Rawson Stratford de Chair (1864-1958), former Governor of NSW, and Enid Struben (died 1966), youngest daughter of H.W. Struben.
Married 1st (1932) Thelma Arbuthnot (marriage dissolved 1950); one son (and one son deceased).
Married 2nd (1950) Carmen Appleton (née Bowen) (marriage dissolved 1958); two sons.
Married 3rd (1958) Mrs Margaret Patricia Manlove (née Field­Hart) (marriage dissolved 1974); one daughter.
Married 4th (1974) Anne Juliet Dorothea Maud FitzWilliam, Marchioness of Bristol, only daughter of 8th Earl FitzWilliam, DSC; one daughter.

22.08.1911
Sunningdale, Berkshire

-
05.01.1995

Antigua
2nd Lt.
23.03.1938 [74924]
WS/Lt.
01.01.1941 (reld 05.08.1944)
A/Capt.
1942?
Hon. Lt.
05.08.1944
Education: King's School, Paramatta, New South Wales; Balliol College, Oxford University



late Officer Cadet, Oxford University Contingent, Officer Training Corps

23.03.1938
 
 
commissioned, Royal Horse Guards - Supplementary Reserve of Officers
24.08.1939
 
 
mobilized



served with Household Cavalry in the Middle East, during Iraqi and Syrian campaigns (wounded 21.06.1941):
1940
-
1941
Intelligence Officer, 4th Cavalry Brigade
1942
-
1942
Captain General Staff (Intelligence)
Member of Parliament (MP) (Nat. C) for South West Norfolk, 1935-45; Parliamentary Private Secretary to Rt Hon. Oliver Lyttelton MP, Minister of Production, 1942-44; MP (C) South Paddington, 1950-51. Chairman National Appeal Committee of UN Association, and member of National Executive, 1947-50; Chairman, Kent Association of Boys' Clubs, 1945-48; Governor, Wye Agricultural College, 1946-48.
Published: Fiction: Enter Napoleon, 1934; Red Tie in the Morning, 1936; The Teetotalitarian State, 1947; The Dome of the Rock, 1948; The Story of a Lifetime, 1954; Bring Back the Gods, 1962; Friends, Romans, Concubines, 1973; The Star of the Wind, 1974; Legend of the Yellow River, 1979; non­fiction: The Impending Storm, 1930; Divided Europe, 1931; The Golden Carpet, 1943; The Silver Crescent, 1943; A Mind on the March, 1945; edited and translated: The First Crusade, 1945; Napoleon's Memoirs, 1945; Napoleon's Supper at Beaucaire, 1945; Julius Caesar's Commentaries, 1951; Napoleon on Napoleon, 1991; biography: (ed) The Sea is Strong (memoirs of Admiral de Chair), 1961; (ed) Getty on Getty, 1989; autobiography: Buried Pleasure, 1985; Morning Glory, 1988; Die? I Thought I'd Laugh, 1993; drama: Peter Public, 1932; poetry: The Millennium, 1949; Collected Verse, 1970; Sounds of Summer, 1992
de Couter,
Henri David
"Harry"
G.H.B. De Chair
Married (05.12.1934, Manley district, New South Wales, Australia) Patricia Long; ... children.
13.04.1910
Manley, NSW, Australia
-
09.10.1952

Queen Marys (Roehampton) Hospital, Wandsworth, London (formerly of Bexley, Kent)
2nd Lt. 25.11.1939
WS/Lt. 25.05.1941
WS/Capt. 1947? (reld 05.02.1949; disability)
A/Maj. 12.08.1943-(07.)1944
T/Maj. 1947?
Hon Maj. 05.02.1949
25.11.1939     commissioned, The Lincolnshire Regiment [emergency commission]
21.07.1943     transferred, Corps of Royal Engineers (Movement Control Section)
Dees,
Sydney John
S.J. Dees
Son of William Dees, and Julia Springett.
Married ((09?).1939, Greenwich district, Kent) Ruby Larkin; ... children (one son?).
(09?).1915
Lambeth district, London
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 13.06.1942 [235517]
WS/Lt. 13.12.1942 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
13.06.1942     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
      served in India
de Guingand,
Sir Francis Wilfred
"Freddie"

F.W. de Guingand F.W. de Guingand
Son of the late Francis Jules de Guingand, of Ealing, London.
Married (1942) Arlie Roebuck, widow of Major H.D. Stewart, West Yorks Regt (marriage dissolved, 1957); one daughter.

28.02.1900
Acton, East London
-
29.06.1979
Cannes, France
2nd Lt. 17.12.1919 [20274]
Lt. 17.12.1921
T/Capt. 10.06.1929-07.03.1930
Capt. 08.03.193
Maj. 01.08.1938
A/Lt.Col. 11.12.1940-10.03.1941
T/Lt.Col. 11.03.1941-25.08.1942
WS/Lt.Col. 26.08.1942
A/Col. 26.02.1942-25.08.1942
T/Col. 26.08.1942-30.11.1944
WS/Col. 01.12.1944
A/Brig. 26.02.1942-25.08.1942
T/Brig. 26.08.1942-30.11.1944
local Maj.Gen. 20.04.1943-30.11.1943
A/Maj.Gen. 01.12.1943-30.11.1944
T/Maj.Gen. 01.12.1944-08.09.1945,
19.09.1945-09.09.1946
Maj.Gen. 10.09.1946, seniority 22.03.1945 (retd 06.02.1947)
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE 29.06.1944 Normandy
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 26.02.1943 operations resulting in capture of Tripoli
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 30.12.1941 New Year 42
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 14.10.1943 Sicily
Distinguished Service Order DSO 05.11.1942 Middle East

Mention in Despatches

MID 24.06.1943 Middle East

Mention in Despatches

MID 09.08.1945 NW Europe

Mention in Despatches

MID 08.11.1945 NW Europe
Commander, Legion of Merit (US) LM 12.04.1945

distinguished services .in the cause of the Allies

Distinguished Service Medal (US) DSM ? ?
Légion d'Honneur (France) LegH ? ?
Croix de Guerre (France) CdeG ? ?
Order of Kutuzov, 1st grade (Russia) Kutz ? ?
Knight Grand Officer of the Order of Oranje-Nassau with Swords (The Netherlands) OON 17.10.1946 ?
Education: Ampleforth College; Royal Military College, Sandhurst; Staff College, Camberley (1935-1937; psc).
17.12.1919     commissioned, The West Yorkshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales's Own)
22.04.1926 - 09.10.1931 seconded to King's African Rifles
1930 - 1931 Officer Commanding Troops Nyasaland 
(03.1931)     Company Commander, 1st (Nyasaland) Battalion, Southern Brigade, The Kings African Rifles
01.07.1932 - 20.01.1935 Adjutant, 1st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment
1935 - (01.)1937 student Staff College, Camberley
15.02.1938 - 30.06.1939 General Staff Officer (GSO) (Class CC to 31.07.1938), Small Arms School, Netheravon
15.07.1939 - 21.02.1940 Military Assistant to the Secretary of State for War (Mr Hore­Belisha) [as General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2)]
25.02.1940 - 10.12.1940 General Staff Officer, ...
11.12.1940 - 25.02.1942 General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), ...
26.02.1942 - 26.07.1942 Director of Military Intelligence, Middle East
27.02.1942 - 09.12.1942 Brigadier General Staff, 8th Army (Middle East)
24.01.1943 - 19.04.1943 Brigadier General Staff, 8th Army (Middle East)
20.04.1943 - 30.11.1943 Representative Eastern Task Force, Cairo (Middle East, Sicily, Italy)
01.12.1943 - 14.01.1944 Major General General Staff, 8th Army (Italy)
15.01.1944 - 31.05.1945 Chief of General Staff, 21st Army Group (NW Europe)
19.09.1945 - 27.06.1946 Director of Military Intelligence, The War Office
Chairman: Rothmans of Pall Mall (UK); Carreras Ltd, 1967-1968, and other Companies; Director and International Director of the Rothmans Group.
Published: Operation Victory, 1947; African assignment, 1953; Generals at war, 1964; From brass hat to bowler hat, 1979.
Literature: Gen. Sir Charles Richardson, Send for Freddie : the story of Montgomery's Chief of Staff Major-General Sir Francis de Guingand, KBE, CB, DSO (1987)
F.W. de Guingand F.W. de Guingand F.W. de Guingand F.W. de Guingand F.W. de Guingand F.W. de Guingand F.W. de Guingand F.W. de Guingand F.W. de Guingand F.W. de Guingand F.W. de Guingand F.W. de Guingand F.W. de Guingand F.W. de Guingand F.W. de Guingand F.W. de Guingand F.W. de Guingand F.W. de Guingand
de Hadeln,
Harry
H. de Hadeln (Photo courtesy of Mr Moritz de Hadeln) H. de Hadeln (Photo courtesy of Mr Moritz de Hadeln)
H. de Hadeln (Photo courtesy of Mr Moritz de Hadeln) H. de Hadeln (Photo courtesy of Mr Moritz de Hadeln)
H. de Hadeln (Photo courtesy of Mr Moritz de Hadeln) H. de Hadeln (Photo courtesy of Mr Moritz de Hadeln)
Youngest son (with six brothers) of ... Hudson, and ...
Adopted in 1928 by art historian Detlev Freiherr von Hadeln (1878-1935), and became known as Harry Hudson-von Hadeln, later Baron Harry de Hadeln.
Married (30.10.1935, Aix-les-Bains Town Hall, France; followed by a later church wedding in the Russian Orxthodox Cathedral in Geneva, Switzerland) Alexandra "Alex" Bălăceanu (03.03.1911 - 27.02.1977), painter & sculptor; two sons (one of whom died in infancy).
20.07.1907
West Hartlepool, Co. Durham
-
29.04.1972
in hospital, Nyon, Switzerland
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 25.05.1940 [132155]
WS/Lt. 12.12.1940 (reld > 10.1945, < 01.1946)
T/Capt. 1944?
Hon. Capt. < 04.1946
1923     joined Household Cavalry

In the 30s he served as model to the Berlin sculptor Renée Sintenis.

1940 - 1940 Sandhurst Officer Cadet Training Unit
25.05.1940     commissioned, The Rifle Brigade [emergency commission]
22.01.1941     transferred, Reconnaissance Corps - Royal Armoured Corps
07.11.1942     transferred, Intelligence Corps
      served Central Mediterranean Forces (North Africa, Italy)
Founded in 1946 de Hadeln & Cie, fine art publishers in Florence, Italy.
Delamain,
Charles Beevor Harty

C.B.H. Delamain
Son of Charles Henry Delamain (1847-1928), and Lucy Jane Beevor (1855-1946).
Married ((06?).1926, New Forest district, Hampshire) Ella Toulman (1900?-1992); one son.
01.12.1896
-
07.10.1979
[Nunicipal de l'Alfàs del Pi, Alicante, Valencian Community, Spain]
2nd Lt. 28.07.1915 [13394]
Lt. 01.07.1917
Capt. 28.07.1928, seniority 31.01.1927
Maj. 03.02.1936
A/Lt.Col. 16.09.1940-15.12.1940
T/Lt.Col. 16.12.1940-06.09.1942
Lt.Col. 07.09.1942 (supernumerary 07.09.1945) (retd 11.06.1947)
Hon. Col. ?
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 08.06.1939 HM's birthday 39: Tientsin Area, British Troops in China.
Military Cross MC 27.08.1917 *
Mention in Despatches MID 13.01.1944 Middle East
WWI: MC, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
* For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in entering a gun pit and extinguishing ammunition which had been set on fire by a bursting shell. His coolness and courage in the face of great danger saved the gun pit from destruction and averted the loss of life which would have ensued from a big explosion.
28.07.1915     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
01.03.1916 - 11.11.1918 served in France & Belgium
15.07.1917 - 19.01.1919 Staff Lieutenant 1st Class RA (France)
31.08.1929 - 30.12.1931 specially employed, War Office
13.03.1932 - 12.03.1935 Adjutant, ...
22.11.1935 - 23.04.1940 Brigade Major, ... (China) (temporary)
(10.1942)     116th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA
26.04.1944 - 30.04.1944 General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), ... (India)
11.06.1947 - 01.12.1957 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Delamere,
Lord (4th Baron);
Cholmondeley, Thomas Pitt Hamilton
Lord Delamere
Only son of Hugh Cholmondeley, 3rd Baron Delamere, KCMG, JP, MLC (1870-1931), and Lady Florence Cole (1878-1914).
Married 1st (14.06.1924; marriage dissolved 1944)) Phyllis Anne Montagu-Douglas-Scott  (03.03.1904 - 1978), eldest daughter of Lord George William Montagu-Douglas-Scott, OBE (1866-1947), and Lady Elizabeth Emily Manners (1878-1924), of Kirklands, Ancrum, Roxburghshire; one son, two daughters.
Married 2nd (15.06.1944, Westminster district, London; marriage dissolved 1955) Hon. Ruth Mary Clarisse Ashley (29.07.1906 - 10.1986), youngest daughter of Wilfred William Ashley, 1st and last Baron Mount Temple, PC (1867-1939), and Amalia Mary Maud Cassel (1881-1911).
Married 3rd (26.03.1955) Mrs Diana Colville (23.12.1913 - 03.09.1987), younger daughter of Seymour Caldwell.

19.08.1900
Whitegate, Northwich district, Cheshire
-
13.04.1979
Oxford, Oxfordshire
2nd Lt. (prob) 30.06.1923
2nd Lt. 16.01.1924 (reld 1924)
2nd Lt. 18.09.1939 [26537]
WS/Lt. 17.09.1940
T/Capt. 17.09.1940-(04.1946)
Education: Eton (1914.2-1918.3).
Justice of the Peace (JP), Cheshire, 1937.
      late Cadet Lance-Corporal, Eton College Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
1923 - 1924 commissioned, Welsh Guards - Supplementary Reserve of Officers
18.09.1939     commissioned, Welsh Guards [emergency commission]
      served in Auxiliary Units at GHQ Coleshill
Chairman, Everetts Advertising Ltd. Director, Proved Securities Ltd.
de Lisle Bush *,
Claude D'Arcy Stratton

C.D.S. de Lisle Bush
Son of Alfred George and Florence Katharine de Lisle Bush; husband of Dorothy Joan de Lisle Bush, of Stonehouse, Glos.

* changed last name by deed poll of 28.04.1920 from Bush to de Lisle Bush
1894 ?
Gloucestershire
-
22.01.1941
[age 47]
[Eastington (St Michael) Churchyard, Gloucestershire, west of porch]
2nd Lt.
20.11.1912 [144790]
Lt.
1914?
Capt.
? (reld 16.06.1928)
Hon. Maj.
16.06.1928
Lt.
29.08.1940

1914 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal




late Cadet Lance-Corporal, Clifton College Contingent, Officer Training Corps
20.11.1912
-
16.06.1928
commissioned, 3rd Battalion The Gloucestershire Regiment - Special Reserve of Officers
29.08.1940
-
22.01.1941
commissioned, The Gloucestershire Regiment [emergency commission]
Dellar,
Frank Richardson
D.C. Denne
Son of Percy Dellar, and Alice Maud Mary Squibb.
Married ((06?).1940, Berkhampstead district, Hertfordshire) Gladys Jean Butler.
16.04.1915
Berkhampstead, Hertfordshire
-
07.2001
South Gloucester district, Gloucestershire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 14.12.1940 [160896]
WS/Lt. 14.06.1942
T/Capt. 14.07.1944-(10.1945),
10.11.1945-03.04.1946
WS/Capt. 04.04.1946 (reld > 12.1946, < 04.1947)
T/Maj. 04.04.1946-(12.1946)
      either 164th, 165th or 166th Officer Cadet Training Unit
14.12.1940

commissioned, The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment [emergency commission]
01.02.1951 - 31.12.1956 Lieutenant, Hertfordshire Contingent, Army Cadet Force
 
de l'Orme,
Max[imilian] Hodel[ius]
M.H. de l'Orme
Home town (1945): Brighton.
14.12.1907
Portsmouth, Hampshire
-
07.1986
Brighton, Sussex
L/Sjt.
?
2nd Lt.
15.06.1938 [75816]
WS/Lt.
20.01.1941
T/Capt.
20.01.1941-(04.1941)
WS/Capt.
08.12.1941
Capt.
11.04.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
T.Maj.
08.12.1941-(04.1944)
Hon. Maj.
< 04.1946
Lt.Col.
01.05.1950
Col.
05.10.1953, seniority 01.05.1953
Distinguished Service Order DSO
29.03.1945
NW Europe
Military Cross MC
20.12.1940
gallant conduct in action with the enemy
Territorial Decoration TD
?
?
Territorial Decoration TD
16.02.1951
?
?
-
15.06.1938

served in the ranks, 98th (Surrey & Sussex Yeomanry) Field Brigade, RA

15.06.1938


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers - Territorial Army
15.06.1938
-
(01.1939)
44th Home Counties) Divisional Engineers (Brighton)
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
(06.1944)
-
(1945)
Officer Commanding, 263rd Field Company, RE (NW Europe [Normandy])
05.10.1956
-
14.12.1965
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Architect.
De Manio,
John Baptiste
"Jack"
J.B. de Manio J.B. de Manio
J.B. de Manio J.B. de Manio
Son of Jean and Florence de Manio.
Married 1st (1935) Juliet Gravaeret Kaufmann, New York (marriage dissolved, 1946); one son.
Married 2nd ((09?).1947, Chelsea distirct, London) Loveday Elizabeth Matthews (widow, née Abbott) (02.02.1917 - 04.1999).

26.01.1914
-
28.10.1988
London
2nd Lt. 02.09.1939 [100313]
WS/Lt. 02.03.1941 (dismissed the service by sentence of a Field General Court-Martial 20.03.44)
Military Cross MC 11.07.1940 British Expeditionary Force
Education: Aldenham School.
      late Cadet, Aldenham School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
02.09.1939     commissioned, The Royal Sussex Regiment - Territorial Army
1939 - 1940 7th Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment (France)
1940 - 1944 1st Battalion The Royal Sussex Regiment (Middle East Forces)
Forces Broadcasting, Middle East, 1944-46. Joined Overseas Service, BBC, 1946; BBC Home Service, 1950; resigned to become freelance, 1964. Presenter BBC programmes: Today, 1958-71; Jack de Manio Precisely, 1971-78; With Great Pleasure, 1971-73; broadcast 1st Interview given by HRH The Prince of Wales, 1969; contributor Woman's Hour, 1979-. Assists with fund raising for Association of Friends of Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital for Women, 1980-. Radio Personality of Year Award, Variety Club of GB, 1964; Radio Personality Award of Year, British Radio Industries  Club, 1971.
Published: To Auntie with Love, 1967; Life Begins Too Early, 1970; contributions to Punch and numerous other periodicals.
Demetriadi,
George
S.G. Demetriadi

Son of George Constantine Demetriadi (1876-1949), and Agathoniki-Helen Nellie Ionides (1887-1974).
Brother of Maj. Stephen George Demetriadi, TD, Royal Signals.

Married Elizabeth Kerr (27.06.1919 - 16.02.2013), younger daughter of Maj. Basil Kerr, DSC (1879-1957), and Winifred Katherine Blezard (1890-1974).
31.10.1912
-
02.1992
Lambeth district, London
2nd Lt. 30.07.1939
Lt. 11.04.1945
WS/Capt. 26.10.1942
T/Maj. 26.10.1942-23.08.1944
WS/Maj. 24.08.1944
T/Lt.Col. 24.08.1944-(04.1946)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE ? ?
Territorial Decoration TD ? ?
      late Cadet, Marlborough College Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
30.07.1939     commissioned, 8th Battalion The Royal Welsh Fusiliers - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
Demetriadi,
Springett Stephen
S.S. Demetriadi
Son of Sir Stephen [= Stephanos Constantine] Demetriadi, KBE (1880-1952), and Gulielma Norah Mabel Bates.
14.06.1914
Chalwood, Reigate district, Surrey
-
04.07.1972
Bolney, Sussex
2nd Lt.
29.04.1933 [58831]
Lt.
29.04.1936
Capt.
21.08.1939 (reld < 04.1946)
Lt.
17.03.1942-01.09.1943 *
Mention in Despatches MID
10.05.1945
NW Europe
Territorial Decoration TD
?
?
Territorial Decoration TD
01.04.1952
?
* Gazetted 17.03.1944: "at his own request reverts to the rank of Lt., 17th Mar. 1942, while so employed".
Gazetted 21.03.1944: "is restored to the rank of Capt., 1st Sept. 1943".



late Cadet Serjeant, Eton College Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps

29.04.1933


commissioned into the Royal Artillery - Territorial Army
(04.1936)


98th (Surrey & Sussex Yeomanry) Field Brigade, RA (TA)
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
1942?
-
1945?
GHQ Liaison Regiment [Phantom]
?
-
14.06.1964
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Stock broker, London Stock Exchange.
Demetriadi,
Stephen George
S.G. Demetriadi
Son of George Constantine Demetriadi (1876-1949), and Agathoniki-Helen Ionides.
Brother of Lt.Col. George Demetriadi, MBE, TS, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.
Married (1948) Elaine Blew; two sons.
03.04.1917
Manchester
-
01.1997
Salisbury, Wilshire
2nd Lt.
29.04.1939 [86898]
WS/Lt.
01.01.1941
T/Capt.
25.08.1943
WS/Capt.
19.01.1946
T/Maj.
19.01.1946
Hon. Maj.
?
Capt. TA
19.11.1948, seniority 19.01.1946
Territorial Decoration TD
20.06.1950
?



late Cadet, Lancing College Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps

29.04.1939


commissioned into the Yeomanry - Territorial Army
24.08.1939


mobilized TA



transferred to the Royal Corps of Signals
19.11.1948
-
01.09.1949
transferred to Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
01.09.1949
-
13.02.1951
transferred to Royal Corps of Signals - Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
13.02.1951
-
27.06.1952
transferred to Royal Ulster Rifles - Territorial Army
27.06.1952
-
?
transferred to Cheshire Yeomanry - Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Dempsey,
Sir Miles Christopher
"Lucky" / "Bimbo"
M.C. Dempsey







Son of late A.F. Dempsey, Hoylake, Cheshire. Married (1948) Viola, youngest daughter of Capt. Percy O'Reilly, Colamber, Westmeath. Lived at The Old Vicarage, Greenham, Newbury, Berks., later 
Coombe House, Yattendon, Berks.
15.12.1896 New Brighton, Cheshire
-
05.06.1969
Yattendon, Berks.
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
17.02.1915 [9391]
Lt.
08.08.1915
A/Capt.
28.07.1916-22.08.1916,
30.11.1916-08.02.1917,
20.07.1917-15.07.1918,
24.07.1918-19.05.1921
Capt.
20.05.1921
Maj.
22.09.1932
Lt.Col.
11.02.1938
A/Col.
20.11.1939-19.05.1940
T/Col.
20.05.1940-10.08.1941
Col.
11.08.1941, seniority 11.02.1941
A/Brig.
20.11.1939-19.05.1940
T/Brig.
20.05.1940-14.06.1942
A/Maj.Gen.
15.06.1941-14.06.1942
T/Maj.Gen.
15.06.1942-11.12.1943
WS/Maj.Gen.
12.12.1943
Maj.Gen.
27.04.1944
A/Lt.Gen.
12.12.1942-11.12.1943
T/Lt.Gen.
12.12.1943-01.01.1945
Lt.Gen.
02.01.1945
A/Gen.
28.06.1946-13.10.1946
Gen.
14.10.1946 (retd 22.08.1947)
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire GBE
02.01.1956
New Year 56
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE
05.07.1945
NW Europe
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
29.06.1944
Normandy
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
14.10.1943
Sicily
Distinguished Service Order DSO
11.07.1940
recent operations
Military Cross MC
03.06.1919
HM's birthday 19
Mention in Despatches MID
28.12.1918
?
Mention in Despatches MID
26.07.1940
operations in the field
Mention in Despatches MID
09.08.1945
NW Europe
Mention in Despatches MID
04.04.1946
NW Europe
Commander, Legion of Merit (US) LM
12.04.1945

distinguished services in the cause of the Allies

Distinguished Service Medal (US) DSM
16.01.1948
distinguished services in the cause of the Allies
British War Medal; Victory Meda; NW Persia Medal & Clasp; Grand Officer of the Order of Leopold with Palm & Croix de Guerre 1940 with Palm (Belgium) (16.01.1947); Knight Grand Officer of the Order of Orange Nassau with Swords (Netherlands) (20.01.1947)
Education: Shrewsbury; Royal Military College, Sandhurst; psc
17.02.1915


commissioned, The Royal Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte of Wales's)
00.00.1916
-
1918
company commander (France & Belgium, 27.05.1916-12.03.1918, 16.07.1918-11.11.1918) (wounded; despatches, MC)
03.02.1917
14.08.1918
-
-
28.07.1917 01.10.1918
Adjutant, 1st Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment (France & Belgium)
05.10.1918
-
04.10.1921
Adjutant, Royal Berkshire Regiment (Iraq)



Staff College (UK)
30.08.1923
-
31.08.1927
Officer Company of Gentlemen Cadets, Royal Military College (Sandhurst, UK)
19.02.1932
-
29.01.1934
Staff Captain, War Office (London, UK)
30.01.1934
-
23.02.1936
Brigade-Major, 5th Infantry Brigade, Aldershot Command (UK)
00.00.1936
-
1937
served, 1st Battalion The Royal Berkshire Regiment (UK)
14.05.1937
-
28.01.1938
General Staff Officer 2nd grade (GSO2), Defence Forces, Union of South Africa (S Africa)
11.02.1938
-
19.11.1939
Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion The Royal Berkshire Regiment (France)
20.11.1939
-
18.07.1940
Brigade Commander, 13th Infantry Brigade (France [Dunkirk], UK) (DSO)
19.07.1940
-
14.06.1941
Brigadier General Staff (Operations), VII Corps (UK), reformed 25.12.1940 as:
[I] Canadian Corps (UK)
15.06.1941
-
28.10.1941
General Officer Commanding, 46th (North Midland and West Riding) Infantry Division (UK)
29.10.1941
-
11.12.1942
General Officer Commanding, 42nd (East Lancashire) Infantry Division, redesignated 1.11.1941 42nd Armoured Division (UK)
12.12.1942
-
24.01.1944
Corps Commander, XIII Corps (Egypt, Sicily, Italy)
26.01.1944
-
08.08.1945
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, 2nd Army (Normandy, NW Europe)
09.08.1945
-
1945
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, 14th Army (Singapore, Malaya)
1945
-
1946
Commander­in­Chief, Allied Land Forces, SE Asia
1946
-
1947
Commander­in­Chief, Middle East
Aide de Camp General to the King, 1946-1947. Colonel Commandant, Corps of Royal Military Police, 13.03.1947-1957. Colonel, The Royal Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte of Wales's), 22.11.1946-22.11.1956. Honorary Colonel, AAC, Special Air Service (Territorial Army), 29.01.1948-.... Colonel Commandant, Special Air Service Regiment, 21.02.1951-1960. Deputy Lieutenant (DL), Berkshire, 24.10.1950-... Commander­in­Chief (designate), UK Land Forces 1951-1956. Chairman, Racecourse Betting Control Board,  1947-1951. Director of H. & G. Simonds (Chairman 1953-1963). Deputy Chairman, Courage, Barclay & Simonds Ltd, 1961-1966. Chairman, Greene, King & Sons Ltd, 1955-...
Published: Operations of the 2nd Army in Europe (London : War Office, 1947)
Denaro,
Arthur Edward
A.E. Denaro
Son of Colonel Frank P. Denaro and Marie Denaro, of Sliema, Malta.
18.08.1914
Malta
-
29.09.1944
(KIA) [age 30]
[Leopoldsburg War Cemetery, Belgium, II.B.12]
2nd Lt. 31.01.1935 [64594]
Lt. 31.01.1938
T/Capt. 04.10.1940-(04.1941)
Capt. 31.01.1943
T/Maj. 03.08.1942-(04.1944)
Education: Downside; Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
31.01.1935     commissioned, The Leicestershire Regiment
      served in India
16.04.1939 - late 1943 seconded, Company Officer, then Company Commander, Somaliland Camel Corps, The King's African Rifles (British Somaliland)
late 1943 - 05.1944 seconded, Somaliland Battalion, The King's African Rifles
05.1944 - 29.09.1944 Officer Commanding, "A" Company, 1st Battalion The Leicestershire Regiment (France & Belgium, where killed in action)
Denbigh,
10th Earl of &
9th Earl of Desmond;

Feilding, William Rudolph Stephen
Earl of Denbigh

Son of Rudolph Edmund Aloysius Feilding, Viscount Feilding (1885-1937) and Agnes Imelda Mary Harding (1885-1937).
Brother of Lt. the Hon. David Charles Feilding, Capt. the Hon. Basil Egerton Feilding, Sq.Ldr. the Hon. Hugh Richard Feilding, RAFVR & Capt. the Hon. Henry Anthony Feilding, MC.
Married (17.05.1940) Verena Barbara Price (died 28.02.1995), widow of Lt.Col. T.P. Fielding Johnson; one son, one daughter.
17.04.1912
-
31.12.1966
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
07.07.1930
Lt.
07.07.1933 (reld 26.10.1935)
2nd Lt.
27.11.1939 [107020]
WS/Lt.
27.05.1941
T/Capt.
06.06.1942-(04.1944)
A/Maj.
03.05.1945 (reld 25.06.1945; for Parliamentary duties)
Education: Oratory School, Woodcote, nr Reading; Christ Church, Oxford
07.07.1930
-
26.10.1935
commissioned, Coldstream Guards (Supplementary Reserve of Officers)
27.11.1939


commissioned, Coldstream Guards [emergency commission]
27.11.1939
-
10.06.1940
Training Battalion, Coldstream Guards
11.06.1940
-
14.09.1941
1st Battalion Coldstream Guards
15.09.1941
-
11.02.1943
Technical Adjutant
12.02.1943
-
25.06.1945
1st Battalion Coldstream Guards
Justice of the Peace (JP), Warwickshire.
Dendy,
Murray Heathfield
M.H. Dendy

Eldest son of late Charles Dendy, of Youl Grange, Eastbourne. Married (1919) Lettice, youngest daughter of late Charles Van Neck and Mrs Van Neck, 79 Eaton Place, SW.
12.11.1885
Wincanton, Somerset
-
04.06.1951
Folkestone, Kent
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
21.12.1904 [3201]
Col.
29.09.1933, seniority 01.07.1929 (retd 01.08.1939) (recalled from Regular Army Reserve of Officers 1939?) (reverted to retd 12.08.1942)
T/Brig.
01.04.1937-31.07.1939
Hon. Brig.
01.08.1939
Distinguished Service Order DSO
1918
?
Military Cross MC
?
?
Education: Rugby; Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; idc, psc
21.12.1904


commissioned into the RoyalRegiment of Artillery (Royal Horse and Royal Field Artillery)
1914
-
1918
served European War (despatches, DSO, MC, Legion of Honour)
1920


Staff College
1931


Imperial Defence College
1933
-
1936
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), Deccan District
28.03.1936
-
1939
Colonel [from 01.04.1937: Brigadier], Royal Artillery, Northern Command (York)
1938
-
1939
ADC to the King
01.08.1939
-
12.11.1943
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
14.09.1939
-
05.07.1940
General Staff Officer 1st grade (GSO1), 15th (Scottish) Infantry Division
19.11.1940
-
(04.1941)
specially employed
Dene,
John Anthony

J.A. Dene
Son of Col. Arthur Pollard Dene (1878-1945), and Elsie Beatrice Yvonne Koe.
Married 1st (22.02.1940, St Mark's, North Audley Street, Westminster district, London; divorced 1960) Mary Anson (02.07.1918 - 06.1999), daughter of Claud Ronald Anson (1895-1965), and Frederica Heath Harrison (?-1941); two sons, one daughter.
Married 2nd ((12?).1960, Melton Mowbray district, Leicestershire) Judith A. Ramsden.
06.06.1912
Bodmin district, Cornwall
-
2nd Lt. 28.01.1932 [50934]
Lt. 28.01.1935
A/Capt. 03.09.1939-09.12.1939
Capt. 28.01.1940 (half pay 11.01.1946; disability) (retd 20.04.1946; disability)
A/Maj. 01.01.1941-31.03.1941
T/Maj. 01.04.1941-14.09.1941,
29.11.1941-11.10.1942
WS/Maj. 12.10.1942
A/Lt.Col. 12.07.1942-11.10.1942
T/Lt.Col. 12.10.1942-27.06.1945
Hon. Lt.Col. 20.04.1946
Maj. 31.05.1953, seniority 13.09.1949
Lt.Col. 30.09.1955
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst (1930-1931).
28.01.1932     commissioned, The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
19.04.1940 - 05.12.1940 Adjutant, ...
1943 - 1944 Commanding Officer, 4th Battalion The Parachute Regiment (Sicily)
1944? - 1945 POW (No. 2908) in German captivity (Oflag VII-B, Eichstätt, Bayern)
31.05.1953     commissioned, Staffordshire Yeomanry - Royal Armoured Corps - Territorial Army
01.10.1959     Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Denne,
David Charles
D.C. Denne
Son (with one brother and two sisters) of Charles Frederick Denne (1881-1967), and Ethel Irene Bowrah (1883-1959).
Married (28.12.1940, Scunthorpe district, Lincolnshire) Peggy Russell Stewart (1920 - 16.09.2013); one son, one daughter.
26.03.1917
Newbury district, Hampshire
-
25.11.2005
Willesborough, Kent
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 28.12.1940 [162823]
WS/Lt. 28.06.1942 (reld > 04.1946, < 08.1946)
T/Capt. 1945?
Hon. Capt. > 04.1946, < 08.1946
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 21.09.1993 -
      either 121st or 133rd Officer Cadet Training Unit
28.12.1940

commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
      served in North Africa & Palestine (training)
20.06.1944     transferred, The Hampshire Regiment
04.10.1944     2nd Battalion The Hampshire Regiment
 
Denney,
William Granville
R.N.T. Garlick
From Liverpool.
23.03.1922
-
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
30.01.1943 [261950]
WS/Lt.
30.07.1943
A/Capt.
01.03.1946-31.05.1946
T/Capt.
01.06.1946-01.08.1948
Lt.
22.03.1947, seniority 23.09.1944
T/Capt.
30.08.1948-22.03.1949
Capt.
23.03.1949
T/Maj.
01.12.1952-22.10.1953,
13.11.1954-22.03.1956
Maj.
23.03.1956 (retd 25.09.1960)
Military Cross MC
12.04.1945
NW Europe



served in the ranks for 1 year, 91 days
30.01.1943





commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission to 21.03.1947]
(06.1944)


Officer Commanding, 1 Troop, "A" Squadron, 13th/18th Hussars (France)
22.03.1947


permanent commission, 13th/18th Hussars
Denning,
Arthur du Pré
A. du P. Denning (Photo courtesy of Jo Alexander) A. du P. Denning (Photo courtesy of Jo Alexander)
A. du P. Denning (Photo courtesy of Jo Alexander)
Married Joan Matthews; one son, one daughter.
15.04.1909
West Bromwich, Shropshire
-
04.1993
Poole, Dorset
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 04.06.1943 [278544]
A/Lt. 21.09.1943-(04.1944)
WS/ Lt. ?
WS/Capt. 11.07.1944
T/Maj. 11.07.1944-(04.1946)
Lt. ACF 01.04.1950, seniority 15.09.1946
Distinguished Service Order DSO 07.11.1946 special operations SE Asia
Military Cross MC 21.06.1945 services in the field
Croix de Guerre with silver star (France) CdeG ? ?
04.06.1943     commissioned, The Hampshire Regiment [emergency commission]
(1943) - (1945) specially employed (Special Operations Executive (SOE), Jedburgh teams)
[slightly wounded on 03.09.1944 in action near Charnes, Meuthre et Mosell; Jedburgh team "Archibald"]
01.04.1950 - 06.02.1958 Lieutenant, Hertfordshire Army Cadet Force
Worked for Baring Brothers Bank.
Dennis,
Gordon Noel

S. Dennis
Son (with three sisters) of Nelson Frederick Dennis (1867-1922), and Alice Louisa Weeden (1873-1905).
Married (1917, Elham, Kent) Lydia Florence Gorman (04.1896 - 1975), daughter of Stephen John Galpin Gorman (1858-1938), and Sarah Jane Hamilton (1862-); one daughter, four sons.
28.12.1897
Farnham district, Surrey
-
08.1984
South East Hampshire district
T/2nd Lt. 16.11.1915
Lt. 04.03.1940 [122357]
WS/Capt. 04.06.1940
T/Maj. 04.06.1940-(04.1944)
WS/Maj. 27.06.1945
T/Lt.Col. 27.06.1945-(04.1946)
Maj. 01.09.1946, seniority 27.06.1945 (reld 17.10.1949)
Hon. Lt.Col. 17.10.1949
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) MBE 09.06.1955 HM's birthday 55: Executive Engineer, Public Works Department, Northern Region, Nigeria
Mention in Despatches MID 29.11.1945 Italy
16.11.1915     commissioned, The East Yorkshire Regiment
1916     Royal Flying Corps (served France with 13 Squadron. On 6 Sept 1918, whilst on a photographic patrol as observer his RE8 was attacked by 7 enemy scouts. Dennis sent one down in flames.)
04.03.1940     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
01.09.1946 - 17.10.1949 short service commission
Dennis,
Jack

J. Dennis (Photo courtesy of Mr Mike Robinson) J. Dennis (Photo courtesy of Mr Mike Robinson)
J. Dennis (Photo courtesy of Mr Mike Robinson) J. Dennis (Photo courtesy of Mr Mike Robinson)
From Huddersfield.
?
-
L/Sgt. ? [2655049]
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 13.06.1943 [287851]
WS/Lt. 13.06.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
Hon. Lt. < 04.1946
Military Medal MM 23.04.1942 Middle East (Egypt & Libya) [citation available upon request]
      served in the ranks, 3rd Battalion Coldstream Guards (attached Long Range Desert Group) (MM)
13.06.1943     commissioned, The Durham Light Infantry [emergency commission]
05.01.1945     transferred, Pioneer Corps
Joined the police.
Dennis,
Stanley

S. Dennis
?
-
Cadet ? [3600767]
2nd Lt. 09.07.1944 [324567]
WS/Lt. 09.01.1945
T/Capt. 01.11.1945-(04.1946)
09.07.1944     commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
Dennis,
William Michael
W.M. Dennis
06.02.1912 ?
-
(03?).1981 ?
Surrey North-western district, Surrey ?
2nd Lt. TA 22.11.1933 (reld 02.10.1936)
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 24.08.1941 [203477]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
T/Capt. 03.12.1944-(04.1946)
      late Cadet Corporal, Giggleswick School Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
22.11.1933 - 02.10.1936 commissioned, 70th (West Riding) Field Brigade Royal Artillery - Territorial Army
24.08.1941

commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
 
Denny,
Maynard Leslie
M.L. Denny
Son of ... Denny, and ... Barlow.
Married (26.07.1945, Shrewsbury district, Shropshire) Phyllis Minnie Davis (26.08.1923 - (12?).1979), daughter (with two brothers and four sisters) of Denzil Ernest Davis (1898-1957), and Minnie Holden (1902-1981); one daughter, one son.
20.05.1921
Colchester district, Essex
-
09.2000
Farnham, West Surrey district, Surrey
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 30.11.1940 [158481]
WS/Lt. 30.05.1942
T/Capt. 09.04.1946-(04.1947)
Lt. 24.05.1947, seniority 20.11.1943
Capt. 20.05.1948
Maj. 20.05.1955 (cashiered by sentence of a General Court Martial 07.06.1956)
30.11.1940     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission to 23.05.1947]
24.05.1947     permanent commission
? - 07.06.1956 25th Field Regiment RA (Tampin)
[found guilty of fraud, cashiered and sentenced to one year's jail]
Denny,
Noel Nigel Molesworth
N.N.M. Denny
Son of Ernest Wriothesley Denny, and Lois Marjorie Legge.
Married (07.02.1953) Margaret Fulcher; two sons.
22.03.1920
-
01.1993
Reading and Wokingham district, Berkshire
2nd Lt.
02.03.1940 [123535]
Lt.
02.09.1941
A/Capt.
08.06.1942-08.07.1942,
07.04.1943-04.06.1943
T/Capt.
05.06.1943-(04.1946)
Capt.
? (resigned commission 10.12.1948)
Hon. Maj.
10.12.1948
Military Cross MC
21.12.1944
NW Europe
Mention in Despatches MID
22.03.1945
NW Europe
02.03.1940





commissioned, 13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own)
(06.1944)


"A" Squadron 13th/18th Hussars (France)
 
Denny-Brown,
Derek Ernest
D.E. Denny-Brown D.E. Denny-Brown
D.E. Denny-Brown D.E. Denny-Brown
Married (1937) Sylvia Marie, daughter of late Dr J.O. Summerhayes, DSO; four sons.
01.06.1901
Christchurch, New Zealand
-
20.04.1981
Cambridge, Mass., USA
Lt.
09.12.1933
Capt.
09.12.1934 [62198]
A/Col.
20.05.1945-(04.1946)
local Brig.
20.05.1945-(04.1946)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
1942
?
Education: New Plymouth High School, NZ; Otago University, NZ; Magdalen College, Oxford (Hon. Fellow, 1976); MD NZ (MB); DPhil Oxon; FRCP
09.12.1933


commissioned, Royal Army Medical Corps - Territorial Army
05.03.1938
-
05.11.1939
transferred, General List, RAMC - Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
06.11.1939
-
08.1941
transferred, General List, RAMC - Territorial Army
08.1941
-
29.08.1950
transferred, General List, RAMC - Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
20.05.1945
-
(04.1946)
Consultant
Neurologist. Beit Memorial Research Fellow, 1925-28; Rockefeller Travelling Fellow, 1936; formerly Neurologist to St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, Assistant Physician National Hospital, Queen Square, and sometime Registrar to Dept for Nervous Diseases, Guy's Hospital; former Director, Neurologcal Unit, Boston City Hospital. Harvard University: Prof. of Neurology, 1941-46, and 1967-72; J. J. Putnam Prof. of Neurology, 1946-67. Fogarty Internat. Scholar, Nat. Insts of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, 1972-73. Hon. Fellow, RSM, 1958. Gran Oficier, Order of Hippolite Unanue (Peru), 1963. Sherrington Medal, Royal Society Mecicine London, 1962; Jacoby Award, Amer. Neurol. Assoc., 1968. Hon. AM Harvard; Hon. LLD Wayne, 1959; Hon. LLD Glasgow, 1971; Dr hc Brazil; Hon. DSc Otago, 1969; Hon. DLit Jefferson, 1977. J.J. Putnam Professor of Neurology, Emeritus, Harvard University, since 1972; Hon. Col RAMC.
Published: Selected Writings of Sir Charles Sherrington, 1939; Diseases of Muscle (part author), 1953; The Basal Ganglia, 1962; Cerebral Control of Movement, 1966; Centennial Vol., Amer. Neurol. Assoc., 1975; papers on neurological subjects in scientific journals.
Dent,
John Edward
J.E. Dent
Son of ... Dent, and ... Bales.
Married 1st ((03?).1943, Maidstone district, Kent) Beryl Audrey Harvey Baines (20.09.1921 - 09.1994), daughter of ... Baines, and ... Bennett; two sons, one daughter.
Married 2nd (1999) Maureen Hickson.
19.10.1921
Malling district, Kent
-
15.05.2008
Burwash, East Sussex
Cadet ? [11060581]
2nd Lt. 17.12.1943 [303186]
WS/Lt. 17.06.1944
A/Capt. 30.09.1945-29.12.1945
T/Capt. 30.12.1945-22.06.1948
Lt. 31.08.1946, seniority 19.11.1944
T/Capt. 20.01.1949-18.05.1949
Capt. 20.05.1949
T/Maj. 09.05.1952-03.10.1952,
13.12.1954-14.11.1955,
20.01.1956-18.05.1956
Maj. 19.05.1956, seniority 19.10.1955 (retd 20.10.1968)
Hon. Lt.Col. 13.09.1974
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) MBE 01.01.1985 New Year 85: Export Sales Executive, Dynamics Group, British Aerospace pic. For services to Export.
      served in the ranks for 2 years, 125 days
17.12.1943     commissioned, Regiment of Royal Artillery [emergency commission to 30.08.1946]
02.07.1944     transferred, The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
31.08.1946     permanent commission, The Buffs (from 01.03.1961 The Queen's Own Buffs, from 31.12.1966 The Queen's Regiment)
1956 - 1959 4th King's African Rifles
Denton,
Ronald Bentley

R.B. Denton
Elder son of Lt.Col. H.B. Denton, OBE, and ... Davies, of Plas Ffron, near Wrexham.
Married (18.05.1946, All Saints' Episcopal Church, Lockerbie) Eileen Mona Hélène "Mo" Lightbody, younger daughter of Mr & Mrs Thomas Lightbody, of Hallguards, Ecclefechan, Dumfriesshire; one son.
02.10.1913
Barton district, Lancashire
-
26.04.1977
in hospital, Congleton and Crew district, Cheshire (of Garden Cottage, Davenham, Cheshire)
2nd Lt. 29.06.1937 [72344]
WS/Lt. 10.07.1940
T/Capt. 09.01.1942-24.04.1943
WS/Capt. 25.05.1943
T/Maj. 25.05.1943-26.04.1945
WS/Maj. 27.04.1945 (demobilized > 01.1946, < 04.1946)
T/Lt.Col. 27.04.1945-(01.1946)
Hon. Lt.Col. > 01.1946, < 04.1946
Lt.Col. 01.05.1947
Bt. Col. 31.10.1950
Military Cross MC 10.02.1944 Italy: construction of an FBE bridge over the F. Biferno at Campomarino 03-05.10.43 [recommendation available upon request]
Military Cross MC 07.12.1944 Italy: advance on Alatri 01.06.44 [recommendation available upon request]
Territorial Decoration TD 30.12.1949 & 1st clasp
Mention in Despatches MID 11.01.1945 Italy
Education: Shrewsbury School (1927.3-1932; Moser's House); various technical colleges.
29.06.1937     commissioned, 41st (North Staffordshire Regiment Anti-Aircraft Battalion, Corps of Royal Engineers - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
      served Royal Engineers & No. 3 Commando (France, North Africa, Sicily, Italy):
(1943) - (1944) 214th Field Company RE (Italy) (MC and Bar)
10.01.1951     Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Honorary Colonel 123rd (East Lancashire) Field Engineer Regiment TA, 14.05.1957. Honorary Colonel, H.Q. 42 (Lancashire and Cheshire) Division/District Engineers, ...-31.03.1967. Justice of the Peace (JP), Northwich, 1965. Chairman and Managing Director, Joseph Parks & Son Ltd.; Managing Director, Structural Steelcrete Ltd.
de Planta de Wildenberg,
Louis Gregory Marie Noel

L.G.M.N. de Planta de Wildenberg (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)
Son of Henri Marie Joseph de Planta de Wildenberg (?-1950), of Swiss descent, and Jane Elisabeth Shiels.
Married (29.04.1933, Croydon district, London / Surrey) Irene Clara Hardiman (24.08.1909 - 07.1995); a twin son & daughter and another daughter.
25.12.1907
Lambeth district, London
-
19.09.1984
Croydon district, Greater London / Surrey
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 10.08.1942 [240913]
WS/Lt. 10.02.1943 (reld > 01.1946, < 04.1946)
T/Capt. 18.12.1944-(01.1946)
Hon. Capt. > 01.1946, < 04.1946
10.08.1942     commissioned, Pioneer Corps [emergency commission]
      spent most of the war in Kenya
de Pomerai,
Walter Theodore Ralph

R.B. Denton
Born as: Tolley, Walter Theodore.
Changed name by deed poll of 07.12.1939.
Married 1st ((06?).1957, Exeter district, Devon) Odile Juliette A.M. de Pomerai (22.04.1915 - (06?).1972) ... children (one son?).
Married 2nd ((09?).1973, Chichester district, Sussex) Mabel de Pomerai (29.08.1896 - (06?).1982).
18.03.1892
-
(03?).1977
Taunton district, Somerset
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 12.11.1917 [60931]
Lt. 12.05.1919 (reld 01.04.1920)
Lt. (prob) 24.12.1920
Lt. 02.01.1922, seniority 24.12.1920 (retd 30.08.1922; receiving a gratuity
WS/Capt. 06.04.1942 (demobilized > 07.1945, < 10.1945)
T/Maj. 06.04.1942-(07.1945)
Hon. Maj. < 10.1945
      Officer Cadet Unit
12.11.1917     commissioned, Royal Field Artillery - Special Reserve of Officers
24.12.1920     transferred, Army Educational Corps - Regular Forces
13.11.1939 - 26.01.1949 commissioned, (Auxiliary Military) Pioneer Corps - Regular Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
de Rothschild,
Edmund Leopold
"Eddy"
E.L. de Rothschild E.L. de Rothschild
E.L. de Rothschild E.L. de Rothschild
E.L. de Rothschild E.L. de Rothschild

Second child and first son of Lionel Nathan de Rothschild (1882-1942), and Marie Louise Eugénie Beer (1892-1975).
Married 1st (1948) Elizabeth Edith Lentner (1923-1980); two sons, two daughters.
Married 2nd (1982) Anne Kitching, JP, widow of J. Malcolm Harrison, OBE.

02.01.1916
Westminster, London
-
17.01.2009
Exbury, Hampshire
2nd Lt.
23.11.1935 [66370]
Lt.
23.11.1938
T/Capt.
21.04.1942-(04.1944)
WS/Capt.
28.03.1945 (reld 05.1946)
Capt.
14.02.1949, seniority 28.03.1945 (retd 18.12.1952)
T/Maj.
28.03.1945-(04.1946)
Hon. Maj.
18.12.1952
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) CBE
01.01.1997
New Year 97
Territorial Decoration TD
30.06.1950
& 1st clasp
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St
-
-
Africa Star Afr St

-
& clasp
Italy Star It St
-
-
Defence Medal Def M
-
-
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45
-
-
Education: Locker's Park preparatory school; Harrow School; Trinity College, Cambridge.



late Officer Cadet, Cambridge University Contingent, Senior Division, Officer Training Corps
23.11.1935


commissioned, 99th (Buckinghamshire and Berkshire Yeomanry) Field Brigade RA - Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
24.08.1939
 
 
mobilized TA
1939
-
1940
Buckinghamshire Yeomanry (BEF, France)
1942
- 1944 77th (Highland) Field Regiment RA (North Africa, Italy [wounded])
1944
- 1946 Jewish Infantry Brigade
18.12.1952
-
26.01.1966
Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
Banker & horticulturist. Deputy Chairman: Brit. Newfoundland Corp. Ltd, 1963-1969; Churchill Falls (Labrador) Corp. Ltd, 1966-1969; Biotechna­Graesser A. P. Ltd, 1989-. Member, Asia Committee, BNEC, 1970-1971, Chairman, 1971. Trustee, Queen's Nursing Inst.; Member Council, Royal National Pension Fund for Nurses; President, Res. into Ageing. President, Association of Jewish Ex­Servicemen and Women; Vice­Pres., Council of Christians and Jews. Governor, Tech. Univ. of Nova Scotia. Hon. LLD Memorial Univ. of Newfoundland, 1961; Hon. DSc Salford, 1983. Order of the Sacred Treasure, 1st Class (Japan), 1973. Director, N M Rothschild & Sons Limited, since 1975 (Partner since 1946, Senior Partner, 1960-1970, Chairman, 1970-1975). President, Exbury Gardens Ltd, 2000-09.
Published: Window on the world (1949); Edmund de Rothschild : a gilt-edged life (1998; autobiography).
Derrett,
Peter Alfred
P.A. Derrett  
Son of Percy Alfred Derrett (1884-), and May C. Hills.
03.11.1917
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
-
05.1991
Bromsgrove district, Worcestershire
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.  
17.04.1942 [232538]
WS/Lt.
?
Lt.
01.03.1949, seniority 17.10.1942
Capt.
01.03.1949, seniority 17.04.1948
Maj.
17.04.1955 (reld 15.12.1960)
Hon. Maj.
15.12.1960
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM
06.03.1947
-
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM
13.10.1950
1st clasp
Commercial traveller.
03.09.1939
 
 
enlisted
17.04.1942

 

 

commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
?
- 14.09.1945 "B" Patrol, No 1 Demolition Squadron, PPA ("Popski's Private Army") (took over "B" Patrol in June 1945)
[shooting incident at Rosegg, with loss of life Cpl. James Snape; Derrett was court-martialled, found guilty, but the obvious dismissal from the service was commuted to a Severe Reprimand]
21.08.1947


transferred, Royal Tank Regiment - Royal Armoured Corps
20.06.1948
 
 
transferred, Royal Armoured Corps
01.03.1949
-
15.12.1960
short service commission
09.08.1952


transferred, Royal Army Ordnance Corps
des Graz,
Edward Percy Aymer
E.P.A. Des Graz

Son of Maurice des Graz, DL, JP, and the Hon. Mrs. des Graz.
Married (1929) Rhona Felicia Bridget Lloyd-Mostyn, of Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire.
20.12.1899
-
06.06.1942
(KIA) [age 42]
[Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya, 11.B.22]
2nd Lt.
21.08.1918  [20275]
Lt.
21.02.1920
Capt.
17.05.1932
Maj.
01.08.1938
T/Lt.Col.
?
Mention in Despatches MID
15.03.1945
Middle East
21.08.1918


commissioned into The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own)
23.10.1937
-
(01.1940)
Instructor (Class EE to 31.07.1938), Small Arms School
30.04.1941?
-
06.06.1942
Commanding Officer, 50th (Divisional) Battalion Reconnaissance Corps (Middle East [killed in action])
Member of Army Revolver Shooting Eight; winner of Championship Cup and Gold Medal at Bisley.
Detmaur,
Charles William
C.W. Detmaur
Son of ... Detmaur & ... Detmaur (née Gosling).
Married Nora Nicholls, from Halberton; ... children.
(09?).1920
Willesden district, Middlesex
-
09.04.2007
2nd Lt.
01.01.1944 [304266]
WS/Lt.
01.07.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Capt.
02.01.1946-(04.1946)
01.01.1944
  commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
Devas,
Michael Campbell
M.C. Devas (Photo courtesy of Mr Jordi Devas)
M.C. Devas (Photo courtesy of Mr Jordi Devas)
Son (with one sister) of Capt. Geoffrey Charles Devas, MC (1887-1971), and Joan Campbell-Bannerman (1888-1975).
Married 1st (28.06.1952, Church of St Peter and St Paul, Teston, Maidstone district, Kent; divorced 1967) Patience Merryday Stern (19.07.1931 - ), daughter (with two brothers and one sister) of Lt.Col. Sir Albert Gerald Stern, KBE, CMG (1878-1966), and Helen Merryday Orr-Lewis (1901-1974), of Barham Court, Maidstone, Kent; one son, one daughter.
Married 2nd (12.10.1967, Chelsea district, London) Gillian Barbara Smith-Bingham (née Hewett) ((09?).1932 - ), formerly wife of Charles Arthur Smith-Bingham (1931-2003), and daughter of Col. Henry M.P. Hewett, and Joyce Garrard, of Chipping Warden, nr Banbury.
06.06.1924
Malling district, Kent / Surrey
-
04.05.2007
Hunton Court, Hunton, Maidstone, Kent
2nd Lt. 05.06.1943 [278678]
WS/Lt. 05.12.1943
T/Capt. 01.04.1946-(04.1947)
Military Cross MC 12.07.1945 NW Europe *

 

05.06.1943     commissioned, Welsh Guards [emergency commission]
(1944) - (1945) 2nd (Armoured Reconaissance) Battalion Welsh Guards (NW Europe) (MC)
* Recommendation for the award of the Military Cross to WS/Lt. M.C. Devas: On 9 Apr 1945 this officer was commanding the leading troop of the Squadron which was advancing towards the bridge over the canal South of Menslage. This officer found his troop's way barred by a large road-block. Despite heavy Spandau fire from both sides of the road to his front, this young officer dismounted from his tank to recce a way to by-pass the road-block by a flanking movement which would take him up to the bridge behind the block. At this point the highest priority was attached to discovering whether or not the bridge was blown, and due to the height and depth of the road-block, it was only possible to see this by getting right up to the line of the canal. Lieut. Devas discovered a route which he thought his tanks could take without getting bogged. Although still under heavy enemy fire, he returned to his own tank and proceeded to lead his troop across country by the deviation. He had only gone a few yards when his tank hit a mine and was destroyed. His crew baled out, but not so this young officer, who continued to sit in the tank giving orders to his troop, reporting back the information to his Squadron Leader and firing his own Besa Gun against the enemy infantry. When he thought he could accomplish nothing further (after giving covering fire to the remainder of his crew to enable them to reach the cover of a nearby foxhole) he himself calmly dismounted from his tank and walked forward on foot, quite alone, to recce the bridge. Although slightly wounded in the arm by a snipers' bullet, he showed a total disregard for the enemy fire, and reached the bridge successfully, which he discovered to be blown. He then walked back under heavy enemy Spandau fire to his troop, reporting this valuable information to the Squadron Leader over the air. Later on, he cleared the woods surrounding the bridge of enemy and remained in position protecting the Royal Engineers all night, whilst a bridge was being constructed. Although wounded, he refused to be evacuated or to leave his troop. This officer's calmness and courage throughout  the engagement were an inspiration to his troop and to the Squadron; and his resolution in obtaining valuable information under heavy fire was of the greatest value to the plans which were being made for the subsequent advance.
[Recommended 16.04.1945 by Lt.Col. J.C. Windsor Lewis, commanding 2nd Bn Welsh Guards, approved 20.04.1945 by Brig. G.F. Johnson, commanding 32nd Guards Brigade, 25.04.1945 by Maj.Gen. A.H.S. Adair, commanding Guards Armoured Division, 05.05.1945 by Lt.Gen. B.G. Horrocks, commanding 30 Corps, 15.05.1945 by Lt.Gen. M.C. Dempsey, commanding 2nd Army, and finally by Field Marshal B.L. Montgomery, commanding 21st Army Group.] (Kindly provided by Mr Jordi Devas)
Deverall,
Peter Edmund

P.E. Deverall (Photo courtesy of Mrs Michele Rimmer)
Son of Edmund Percy Deverall (1893-1962), and Mary Louisa Love (1892-1996).
Married (25.05.1939, Lambeth district, London) Lilian Finley (20.04.1916 - 02.1995), daughter of Charles Bertram Finley (1883-1959), and Grace Rosetta Darling (1884-1984); two sons, three daughters.
09.10.1916
Lambeth, London
-
03.2003
Lyonshall, Kington district, Herefordshire / Radnorshire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 02.11.1940 [156202]
WS/Lt. 02.05.1942
WS/Capt. 19.08.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Lt.Col. 12.06.1945-...
? - 02.11.1940 either 161st, 162nd, 164th, 165th or 167th Officer Cadet Training Unit
02.11.1940     commissioned, The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) [emergency commission]
1942     seconded, Indian Army
08.03.1942 - 05.05.1942 special war course, RIASC School (Kakul)
27.07.1942 - 12.09.1942 Tactical School (Poona)
Lived and worked in India and Pakistan for many years and spoke many dialects fluently as well as many European languages including Czech.
Deverell,
Sir Cyril John
C.J. Deverell C.J. Deverell
 
09.11.1874
St Peter Port, Guernsey
-
12.05.1947
Court Lodge, Lymington
...
...
Field Marshal
15.05.1936

GCB, 1935; KCB, 1929; KBE, 1926; CB 1918

...
-
...
...



no active WW II service known, but carried on in the Army List
Colonel, West Yorkshire Regiment, 21.03.1934.
Devereux,
Almeric Clifford Eustace
A.C.E. Devereux
21.10.1905
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
-
(06?).1980
Mendip district, Somerset
2nd Lt.
29.01.1927, seniority 02.02.1926 [37198]
Lt.
02.02.1929
Capt.
25.06.1937
A/Maj.
21.03.1940-15.05.1940,
20.11.1940-24.12.1940
T/Maj.
25.12.1940-05.11.1942
WS/Maj.
06.11.1942
Maj.
02.02.1943
A/Lt.Col.
06.08.1942-05.11.1942
T/Lt.Col.
06.11.1942-22.08.1944,
20.10.1944-10.04.1949
Lt.Col.
11.04.1949
Col.
05.04.1952
T/Brig.
09.04.1951-31.12.1955,
10.03.1956-06.04.1956
Brig.
07.04.1956 (retd 19.11.1957)
Education: Westminster School and Selwyn College, Cambridge



from General List, Territorial Army
29.01.1927


Commissioned into the Royal Regiment of Artillery
(01.1937)


23rd Mountain Brigade (Jutogh)
(01.1939)


9th Field Regiment (Larkhill)
21.01.1939
-
03.09.1940
Adjutant, ... (France)
04.09.1940
-
19.11.1940
GSO3, ...
20.11.1940
-
13.11.1941
DAAG, ...
06.11.1942
-
22.08.1944
Commanding Officer, 181st Field Regiment RA
1947
-
1949
commanded 3 SP Regt Royal Pakistan Artillery
09.04.1951
-
28.02.1954
Commander RA, 49th Armoured Division (Territorial Army)
15.03.1954
-
30.10.1955
Commander, 64th Anti-Aircraft Brigade (Territorial Army)
10.03.1956
-
31.12.1956
Commandant, Coast Artillery Training Centre and Inspector, Coast Defences (Home)
01.01.1957
-
19.11.1957
Commander, HQ Plymouth Garrison
De Ville *,
Louis Martin

L.M. De Ville (Photo courtesy of Judith Deville)
* officially: DeVille, but registered in the Army as: De Ville.
Married ((03?).1935, Surrey Mid Eastern district, Surrey) Doris Mabel Kennedy ((03?).1903 - ); one son, one daughter.
19.09.1909
Croydon, Greater London
-
11.04.1989
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
2nd Lt. 15.06.1940 [134682]
WS/Lt. 15.12.1941
T/Capt. 19.05.1942-(04.1946)
15.06.1940     commissioned, The Cheshire Regiment [emergency commission]
04.08.1941     transferred, Royal Regiment of Artillery
Dewar,
David Matthew Henry

D.M.H. Dewar
Son of Maj. Matthew James Manuia Dewar (1890-1952), publicity officer GWR, and Marjorie Harriet Beaman (1889-1984), of Reading, Berkshire.
Married (04.06.1954, Chelsea district, Middlesex) Barbara Mary Andrews Terry (1925 - 12.06.2011), daughter of Frederick Charles Andrews Terry; three daughters.
22.01.1919
London
-
12.09.1999
Sutton, Surrey
2nd Lt. TA 04.08.1939
2nd Lt. 18.10.1939 [86394]
WS/Lt. 18.04.1941 (reld 23.04.1947; disability)
T/Capt. 28.02.1946-23.04.1947
Hon. Capt. 23.04.1947
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Education: Downside School, Bath (1932-1937); Corpus Christi College, Oxford University (1937-1939 & 1946-1947; scholar; 1 M Mod 1938; war degree; BA, MA 1945; 1 Eng Sci 1947).
 04.08.1939    

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

18.10.1939     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
      served France & Belgium, India & Gold Coast
Industrial administration course, Birmingham Technical College, 1947-1948. Chartered Mechanical Engineer, Parkinson Stove Co., Birmingham, 1947-1953. AMIMechE, 1949, later MIMechE. Mathematician/physicist, technical editor & information scientist, Morganite Research and Development Ltd., later Morgan Crucible Group, 1953-1984. He was recognised by the Lord Lyon King of Arms, and matriculated his arms at the Lyons Office on 2 November 1954 as Dewar of Gilston. Member Governing Body, Wandsworth Technical College, 1963-1975.
Published: (compiled; with L. Graham) List of Members of Downside School, 1814-1949, and list of students of Acton Burnell, 1794-1814 (1951); papers on "Astrofix" for survey of India 1944-45.
Dewdney,
Percy Raymond
"Simon"

P.R. Dewdney
Son (with one brother) of William John Dewdney (1884-1969), and Gertrude Dunn (1881-1965).
Married 1st (11.06.1935, Hersham, Surrey; divorced) Harriet Nora Mee (28.05.1910 - 07.1992) (remarried 1945 L.V. Chambers), daughter of Robert and Frances Olive Mee; one son.
Married 2nd (01.06.1945, Tonbridge district, Kent) Barbara S. Murray; one daughter.
22.11.1911
Walton, Chertsey district, Surrey
-
2002
Dunfermline, Scotland
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 26.06.1943 [284084]
WS/Lt. 26.12.1943 (reld > 04.1946, < 08.1946)
Hon. Lt. > 04.1946, < 08.1946
26.06.1943     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
(1944/45)     3rd Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery RA (Bulford, UK) (17.09.1944 returned to unit, 10.03.1945 on leave)
Solicitor.
Dewhurst,
John Powys

J.P. Dewhurst
Son (with one brother) of Capt. Gerard Powys Dewhurst, JP (1872-1956), and Mary Brougham (1872-1911), of Bodidris, Llandegla, Denbighshire.
Married (22.12.1939, Westminster district, London) Frances Barbara Ramsden-Jodrell (07.04.1905 - 1980), daughter (with two sisters) of Lt.Col. Henry Ramsden-Jodrell, CMG (?-1950), and Dorothy Lynch Cotton-Jodrell (?-1958), of Donhead St Andrew, Wiltshire.
23.08.1901
Lymm, Cucklow district, Cheshire

-
17.10.1978
Ellesmere, Oswestry district, Shropshire
2nd Lt. 09.04.1923 (reld 02.02.1927)
Lt. 05.07.1939
T/Capt. 29.12.1939-09.01.1942
WS/Capt. 10.01.1942
Maj. ?
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) MBE 01.01.1973

New Year 73: Chairman, Preston Trustee Savings Bank

Education: Eton College (1914.3-1920.2; Eton XI 1919-20; Opp. Wall and Field XI's 1919; Secretary of Musical Society); Trinity College, Cambridge.
Cotton spinner and manufacturer.
     

late Cadet-Under Officer, Eton College Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps

09.04.1923 - 02.02.1927 commissioned, Cheshire Yeomanry - Territorial Army
05.07.1939     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
(04.1946)     Unemployed List
Director, George and R. Dewhurst Ltd. and Vulcan Boiler and General Insurance Co. Ltd. Chairman, Donald Brown (Brownal) Lts., and Preston Trustee Savings Bank. Justice of the Peace (JP), Lancashire, 1950.
De Wilden,
Archibald Stuart

A.S. De Wilden
Son (with one sister and three brothers) of George Archibald Wilden (1880-1915), and Ethel Lucy Skevington (1885-1961).
Married Lilianne Denise Binard (divorced, Canada 1966/67?); ... children (one daughter?).
24.10.1907
Ipswich, Suffolk
-
15.12.1971
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
S.Sgt. ? [14408499]
2nd Lt. 26.08.1944 [329526]
WS/Lt. 26.02.1945 (reld 27.09.1946)
T/Capt. 14.12.1945-27.09.1946
Hon. Capt. 27.09.1946
26.08.1944     commissioned, Intelligence Corps [immediate emergency commission]
Dewing,
Richard Henry
"Dick"

R.H. Dewing R.H. Dewing
R.H. Dewing R.H. Dewing
 

15.01.1891
-
21.09.1981
2nd Lt.
20.07.1911 [876]
...
...
Col.
03.04.1936, seniority 01.07.1933
T/Brig.
01.10.1937-30.06.1940
A/Maj.Gen.
05.09.1939-30.06.1940
Maj.Gen.
01.07.1940, seniority 01.08.1938 (retd 06.05.1946)

CB 1941; DSO 1917; MC 1915
Commander, Legion of Merit 08.11.1945 

20.07.1911


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers
...
-
...
...
01.10.1937
-
04.09.1939
Instructor, Imperial Defence College
05.09.1939
-
26.10.1940
Director of Military Operations, War Office
27.10.1940
-
20.06.1941
Chief of Staff to Commander Far East
14.11.1941
-
19.12.1941
specially employed
22.02.1942
-
26.07.1942
Major-General, General Staff, British Army Staff, Washington, DC (USA)
27.07.1942
-
21.10.1942
Senior UK Army Liaison Officer in Australia
22.10.1942
-
01.09.1944
Head of UK Liaison Staff Australia
1944
-
1945
Head of Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF) Mission to Denmark
1945


member of Allied Control Commission, Berlin, Germany
Dibsdall,
Dennis

D. Dibsdall
Son of ... Dibsdall, and ... Clements.
Married 1st ((12?).1938, Swindon district, Wiltshire) Yvonne M. Keating.
Married 2nd ((09?).1947, St Marylebone district, London) Delphine R.L. Goddard.
20.08.1915
Swindon district, Wiltshire
-
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 19.07.1941 [198525]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
A/Capt. 22.03.1943-21.06.1943
T/Capt. 22.06.1943-18.06.1945
WS/Capt. 19.06.1945
A/Maj. 19.03.1945-18.06.1945
T/Maj. 19.06.1945-19.08.1951
Lt. 02.11.1946, seniority 03.03.1941
Capt. 02.11.1946, seniority 01.07.1946
Maj. 20.08.1951
Lt.Col. 19.09.1959 (supernumerary 19.09.1962)
Col. 07.10.1963, seniority 18.07.1963 (retd 01.06.1966)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 01.01.1964 New Year 64
Mention in Despatches MID 13.01.1944 Middle East
Education: BSc (Eng); AMIEE; AMIERE.
      served in the ranks for 345 days
? - 19.07.1941 Officer Cadet Training Unit
19.07.1941     commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals [emergency commission to 01.11.1946]
02.11.1946     permanent commission
Dick,
Dennis Julian

D.J. Dick
From Gatley.
13.06.1919
-
17.04.1991
Styal, Wilmslow, MacClesfield district, Cheshire
2nd Lt.
13.06.1942 [235530]
WS/Lt.
13.12.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
Military Cross MC
23.08.1945
NW Europe
1941
-
13.06.1942
No. 31 Class, 141 Officer Cadet Training Unit (Aldershot)
13.06.1942


commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers [emergency commission]
Dick,
John Henry Michael

J.H.M. Dick
20.12.1922
-
29.03.1992
Ettington, nr Stratford upon Avon, South Warwickshire district, Warwickshire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt.
03.12.1942 [255340]
WS/Lt.
03.06.1943
Lt.
14.11.1945, seniority 20.06.1945
A/Capt.
09.04.1947-08.07.1947
T/Capt.
09.07.1947-19.12.1949
Capt.
20.12.1949 (retd 23.11.1959; receiving a gratuity)



served in the ranks for 1 year, 181 days
03.12.1942


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
01.04.1944
-
31.10.1944
transferred, Special Air Service Regiment - Army Air Corps (transfer cancelled)
14.11.1945
-
23.11.1959
permanent commission
Dickens,
Gordon Cecil Henry

G.C.H. Dickens
Son of Sydney G. Dickens, and Dora M. Watson.
12.11.1917
Hastings district, Sussex
-
18.12.2013
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
2nd Lt. 30.11.1940 [160014]
WS/Lt. 30.05.1941 (reld 11.07.1946)
T/Capt. ?
Hob. Capt. 11.07.1946
? - 30.11.1940 102nd or Sandhurst Officer Cadet Training Unit
30.11.1940     commissioned, Royal Tank Regiment - Royal Armoured Corps [emergency commission]
Dickinson,
Douglas Povah
D.P. Dickinson
Eldest son of late Col William Vicris Dickinson, CMG.
Married (1924) Frances Mildred, eldest daughter of John Cracroft Wilson, of Cashmere, Christchurch, New Zealand; two daughters.
06.11.1886
Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales
-
08.01.1949
Woking, Surrey
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
06.10.1906 [21854]
Lt.
25.07.1908
Capt.
15.09.1914
T/Maj.
13.02.1916-25.02.1918
Bt. Maj.
01.01.1919
Maj.
01.04.1926
T/Lt.Col.
26.02.1918-13.07.1919,
01.10.1925-30.06.1928
Bt. Lt.Col.
01.07.1928
Lt.Col.
22.11.1934
Bt. Col.
01.01.1932, seniority 01.01.1931
Col.
26.08.1936, seniority 01.01.1931
local Brig.
01.10.1937-27.01.1939
T/Brig.
28.01.1939-30.06.1939
Maj.Gen.
01.07.1939, seniority 23.05.1938 (supernumerary 06.11.1943) (retd 12.06.1944)
A/Lt.Gen.
21.08.1940-26.11.1940
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.07.1941
HM's birthday 41
Distinguished Service Order DSO
04.06.1917
HM's birthday 17
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
06.10.1933
*
Military Cross MC
14.01.1916
?
Mention in Despatches MID
17.02.1915
?
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1916
?
Mention in Despatches MID
15.05.1917
?
Mention in Despatches MID
20.05.1918
?
Mention in Despatches MID
20.12.1918
?
Mention in Despatches MID
01.04.1941
Middle East 08.39-11.40
* For valuable services rendered in the field in connection with military operations in Northern Kurdistan, Iraq, during the period December, 1931, to June, 1932.
Education: Cheltenham College; Royal Military College, Sandhurst; Staff College, Camberley (1920; psc)
06.10.1906


commissioned, The Welch Regiment
01.10.1912
-
12.02.1916
A. Sig. Service
18.09.1914
-
11.11.1918
served in France & Belgium (despatches five times, Brevet of Majority, DSO, MC, 1914 Star & Clasp, Victory Medal and General Service Medal)
13.02.1916
-
25.02.1918
Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General (DAQMG), ... (France)
26.02.1918
-
13.07.1919
Assistant Quartermaster-General (AQMG), ... (France)
31.08.1919
-
31.12.1919
Deputy Assistant Director (DAD) of Movements, War Office (temporarily)
09.01.1921
-
31.03.1923
Brigade Major, ... (Irish Command & Northern Ireland District) (temporarily)
06.07.1923
-
20.01.1925
Brigade Major, ... (Eastern Command)
01.10.1925
-
30.09.1928
DAQMG, Directing Staff of Staff College, Camberley
12.12.1930
-
02.10.1932
Inspector (Assistant Quartermaster-General), Iraq Army in Kurdistan (OBE, Mesopotamia General Service Medal & Clasp, Order of Al Rafidain 3rd Class [16.05.1933] and Iraq Active Service Medal)
03.10.1932
-
11.12.1933
Employed Inspector (Assistant Quartermaster-General), British Military Mission attached Iraq Army
1934
-
1936
Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion The Welch Regiment
26.08.1936
-
30.06.1939
Commandant, The Nigeria Regiment, Royal West African Frontier Force
01.07.1939
-
01.09.1939
Inspector General, African Colonial Forces
1939
-
1944
served World War II (despatches, 1939-1945
Star, Africa Star, Defence Medal, War Medal, Bronze Star Medal (20.03.1947; USA):
01.09.1939
-
19.10.1940
Commander, East African Forces in Kenya (Nairobi)
[appointed Commander, later indicated as General Officer Commanding, from 21.08.1940 again Commander as Acting Lt.Gen.]
20.10.1940
-
25.11.1940
? [probably the same]
[A.G. Cunningham succeeded him officially dating 20.10.1940; perhaps he retained the position until Cunningham actually took over] 
26.11.1940
-
06.01.1941
remained on full pay
07.01.1941
-
12.06.1944
Major-General in Charge of Administration, Western Command (Chester)
12.06.1944
-
06.11.1946
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Colonel, The Welch Regiment, 17.01.1941-08.01.1949. Secretary, National Rifle Association, 1944-1949.
Dickinson,
William Michael Kington

J.H.M. Dick
12.05.1885
[Ireland ?]
-
07.05.1948
East Twickenham (illness)
[Twickenham Cemetery]
2nd Lt.
27.05.1907 [4778]
2nd Lt.
22.02.1908
Lt.
22.05.1910 (temp. half-pay list 25.05.1915)
T/Capt.
14.06.1916-16.03.1918
Capt.
17.03.1918 (retd 18.09.1927)
Capt. RARO
18.09.1927, seniority 14.06.1916
Bt. Maj.
01.12.1940
T/Maj.
13.08.1941-(04.1948)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
30.05.1919
HM's birthday 19
Mention in Despatches MID
04.07.1919
?
Education: Trinity College, Dublin (1906-1908; BA).
27.05.1907
 
 
commissioned, Unattached List for Auxiliary Forces
22.02.1908
 
 
commissioned, Unattached List - Territorial Force (University Candidates)
10.02.1909
 
 
transferred, Unattached List - Indian Army
01.04.1910
 
 
commissioned, Indian Army
09.04.1910
-
10.1914
20th Deccan Horse (on sick leave in the UK on the outbreak of war, rejoined regiment 03.10.1914 at Port Said, Egypt, while en route to France; arrived at Marseilles 12.10.1914 as officer in "A" Squadron (Sikhs); thrown from horse some days later at La Penne camp & evacuated sick, never to rejoin regiment again)
14.06.1916
-
08.09.1919
Staff Captain, 178th Infantry Brigade
17.03.1918
 
 
commissioned, 1st Battalion Royal York & Lancaster Regiment
01.04.1920
-
09.01.1922
South African Command staff, Durban (passage to UK per "Arundel Castle")
27.02.1922
-
02.04.1923
Adjutant, 3rd Battalion Royal York & Lancaster Regiment (Militia)
02.04.1923


Regimental Depot, Royal York & Lancaster Regiment
18.09.1927
-
12.05.1935
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
01.12.1940
-
(04.1948)
specially employed (as retired officer re-employed) at GHQ Simla
Dickson,
James Alexander

J.A. Dickson
Married ...; ... children (one daughter?).
06.12.1915
-
10.2000
South Cheshire district, Cheshire
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 28.11.1942 [253553]
WS/Lt. 28.05.1943
T/Capt. 01.07.1944-(04.1946)
28.11.1942     commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals [emergency commission]
Dickson,
James Tulloch

J.T. Dickson
Son of Lt. Col. Jack M. Dickson, Royal Artillery, and Jean Dickson, of North Warnborough, Hampshire; husband of Doris Dickson.
1914 ?
-
20.06.1944
(KIA) [age 30]
[Ranville War Cemetery, France, IIA.L.12]
2nd Lt.
14.04.1937 [71320]
WS/Lt.
01.12.1939
A/Capt.
01.09.1939-30.11.1939
T/Capt.
01.12.1939-(04.1941)
WS/Capt.
17.01.1943
T/Maj.
17.01.1943-20.06.1944



late Cadet Company Sergeant Major, Imperial Service College Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
14.04.1937


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
14.04.1937
-
(01.1939)
418th (Bedfordshire) Battery, 105th (Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Army Field Regiment RA (Biggleswade)
24.08.1939


mobilized TA
(1939)
-
(1940)
"B" Battery, 52nd Heavy Regiment RA
?
-
20.06.1944
HQ Royal Marines Armoured Support Group
Dickson,
William Barrie

W.B. Dickson (Photo courtesy of Mr Ronald Gamble)
From Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland
?
-
05.03.1997
Dalnaglar Nusring Home, Crieff, Scotland
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
16.12.1939 [109903]
WS/Lt.
16.06.1941 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Capt.
27.12.1942-(04.1946)
?
-
16.12.1939
131st or 132nd Officer Cadet Training Unit
16.12.1939


commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery [emergency commission]
1941?
-
?
6th Light Anti-Aircraft Battery RA (SR) (Western Desert) (termporarily in command in 09.1942 & 10.1942 when OC was hospitalized)
Dill,
Sir John Greer
J.G. Dill J.G. Dill
J.G. Dill J.G. Dill
J.G. Dill J.G. Dill
J.G. Dill J.G. Dill
J.G. Dill J.G. Dill
J.G. Dill
Son of John Dill, bank official from Belfast, and Jane Greer, from Lurgan.
Married 1st, Ada Maud (died 1940), daughter of Col W. Le Mottée; one son.
Married (10.1941) 2nd, Nancy, widow of Brig. Dennis Furlong and daughter of late Henry Charrington.

25.12.1881
Lurgan, Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland
-
04.11.1944
Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, DC, USA
[National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.]
2nd Lt. 08.05.1901 [6659]
Lt. 27.05.1903
Capt. 12.07.1911
Maj. 08.05.1916
Bt. Lt.Col. 01.01.1917
T/Lt.Col. 01.02.1917-26.03.1918
Bt. Col. 03.06.1919
Col. 10.08.1920 (half-pay 01.07.1922, full-pay 01.09.1922)
T/Col. on Staff 01.01.1921-30.06.1922
T/Col.Comdt. 01.11.1923-31.10.1926
T/Brig.Gen. 27.03.1918-31.12.1920
T/Brig. 01.06.1928-28.12.1928,
19.01.1929-23.11.1930
Maj.Gen. 11.12.1930 (half-pay 16.12.1930, full-pay 08.01.1931)
Lt.Gen. 13.04.1936 (half-pay 01.09.1936, full-pay 08.09.1936; half-pay 20.09.1937, full-pay 12.10.1937)
Gen. 01.10.1939, seniority 05.12.1937
Field Marshal 18.11.1941
Companion of the Order of the Bath GCB 01.01.1942 New Year 42
Companion of the Order of the Bath KCB 11.05.1937 HM's coronation
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 02.01.1928 New Year 28
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George CMG 01.01.1918 New Year 18
Distinguished Service Order DSO 06.1915 ?

Mention in Despatches

MID 17.02.1915 ?

Mention in Despatches

MID 22.06.1915 ?

Mention in Despatches

MID 15.06.1916 ?

Mention in Despatches

MID 04.01.1917 ?

Mention in Despatches

MID 15.05.1917 ?

Mention in Despatches

MID 11.12.1917 ?

Mention in Despatches

MID 20.12.1918 ?

Mention in Despatches

MID 05.07.1919 ?
Distinguished Service Medal (USA) DSM 21.11.1944

posthumously

Légion d'Honneur, 4th class (Officier) (France) LegH 14.07.1919 ?
Croix de Guerre (France) CdeG 08.03.1920 ?
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St ? & clasp
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 ? -
Victory Medal VM ? -
Croix de Couronne, 3rd class (Commandeur; 21.08.1919) (Belgium); Croix de Guerre (21.08.1919)(Belgium); Order of the Crown of Roumania, 4th class (Officer; 20.09.1919); grand Cross, Order of St Olav (Norway) (26.11.1943); Order of Polonia Restituta, 1st class (Poland) (22.07.1941)
Education: Cheltenham College; Royal Military College, Sandhurst; Imperial Defence College (idc); Staff College, Camberley (psc).
08.05.1901


commissioned, Leinster Regiment
1901
-
1902
served South Africa (Queen's medal, clasps 14, 15, 16, 25 & 26)
15.08.1906
-
14.08.1909
Adjutant, ...
1914
-
1918
served European War (France & Belgium 05.11.1914-11.11.1918) (wounded) (DSO, CMG, Bt Lt­Col, Bt Col):
05.10.1914
-
02.01.1916
Brigade-Major (Home Forces & France)
03.01.1916
-
31.01.1917
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), France
01.02.1917
-
26.03.1918
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), France
27.03.1918
-
28.02.1919
Brigadier-General, General Staff, France
01.03.1919 - 30.06.1922 Brigadier-General & Colonel on Staff, General Staff, Staff College
01.09.1922
-
31.10.1923
Brigade Commander, Western Command
01.11.1923
-
31.10.1926
Brigade Commander, 2nd Infantry Brigade (Aldershot Command)
01.11.1926
-
28.12.1928
Army Instructor at the Imperial Defence College
19.01.1929
-
23.11.1930
Brigadier General Staff, India
08.01.1931
-
21.01.1934
Commandant (Maj.Gen. General Staff) Staff College, Camberley
22.01.1934
-
31.08.1936
Director of Military Operations and Intelligence, War Office
08.09.1936
-
19.09.1937
General Officer Commanding The British Forces in Palestine and Trans-Jordan (temporary)
12.10.1937
-
02.09.1939
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Aldershot Command
03.09.1939
-
04.1940
Commander of 1st Corps (France)
01.07.1940
-
18.11.1941
also: ADC General to the King
04.1940
-
25.05.1940
Vice-Chief of the Imperial General Staff
26.05.1940
-
25.12.1941
Chief of Imperial General Staff
12.1941


Governor-Designate of Bombay
12.1941
-
04.11.1944
British Chiefs of Staff visit to Washington with Prime Minister; remained in USA as Head of the British Joint Staff Mission
LLD (Univ. of Toronto, 1943; College of William and Mary, 1944; Princeton Univ. 1944). Howland Memorial Prize, Yale Univ. 1944.
Colonel Commandant, Parachute Regiment, Army Air Corps, 12.11.1942-04.11.1944; Colonel, East Lancashire Regiment, 24.12.1932-04.11.1944.
Dilley,
Samuel

S. Dilley
?
-
Sgt. ? [4859526]
2nd Lt. 20.08.1945 [355997]
WS/Lt. 26.08.1945 (reld 19.07.1947; disability)
T/Capt. 08.01.1947-(04.1947)
A/Maj. 1947?
Hon. Capt. 19.07.1947
20.08.1945     commissioned, Pioneer Corps [immediate emergency commission]
Dimoline,
Harry Kenneth
"Ken" / "Jack"

H.K. Dimoline
Son of late Charles Alfred Francis Dimoline, FCIS (1869-1934), of Oakwood, Birkenhead, Cheshire.
Brother of Maj.Gen. William Alfred Dimoline, CBE, MC.
Married ((06?).1928, Kensington district, London) Amy Sybil Heap, daughter of Joseph Heap, of Outwood, Birkenhead; one son, one daughter.
Residence: (1942) Wolverton, Somerset.

06.09.1903
Birkenhead district, Cheshire
-
15.11.1972
Donhead St Andrew, Shaftesbury, Dorset
2nd Lt. 19.10.1921 [22420]
Lt. 19.10.1923
Capt. (provl) 01.07.1926
Capt. 21.09.1926, seniority 01.07.1926
Maj. 29.05.1931
Lt.Col. 05.05.1939
A/Col. 29.03.1942
T/Col. 29.09.1942-(29.09.1944)
Col. 11.04.1945 (supernumerary 20.12.1945)
T/Brig. 29.09.1942-(04.1944)
A/Maj.Gen. 06.02.1944-09.03.1944
Hon. Brig. ?
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) CBE 25.11.1943 Middle East (Egypt and Libya)
Distinguished Service Order DSO 09.09.1942 Middle East (Egypt and Libya)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 09.06.1938 HM's birthday 38
Territorial Decoration TD ? -
Colonial Police Medal (for distinguished service) CPM 1955 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 30.12.1941 Middle East 02.41-07.41
Mention in Despatches MID ? ?
Mention in Despatches MID 11.01.1945 Italy
Mention in Despatches MID 09.05.1946 Burma
Education: Sedbergh School (played cricket).
19.10.1921     commissioned, 59th (4th West Lancashire) Medium Brigade, Royal Garrison Artillery - Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
1939     formed 69th Medium Regiment RA
24.08.1939     mobilized TA [campaigns: Eritrea, Western
Desert, Alamein, Tripoli, Tunis, Italy, Burma (despatches four times, DSO, CBE)]
      Commanding Officer, 68th Medium Regiment RA
29.03.1942 - 05.02.1944 Commander Royal Artillery, 4th Indian Infantry Division
06.02.1944 - 09.03.1944 acting General Officer Commanding, 4th Indian Infantry Division (2nd Battle of Monte Cassino)
1944 - 1944 Commander Royal Artillery, 47th (London) Infantry Division
17.10.1944 - ? Commander Royal Artillery, 17th Indian Infantry Division (South East Asia Command)
13.02.1951 - 06.09.1961 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Military Member, County of Lancaster Territorial Arm and Air Force Association (1944)-(1946). Chief Commandant Malayan Police Volunteer Reserve, 1949-1957. Director G.W. Joynson and Co Ltd and Luaka Tea Co Ltd.
Dingwall,
Frederick Munro

F.M. Dingwall
Married Mary ...; three sons, two daughters.
18.08.1918
-
13.04.1972
Surrey North Western district (of Sunningdale, Berkshire)
2nd Lt. 10.02.1940 [117650]
WS/Lt. 10.08.1941 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
T/Capt. 08.07.1943-(04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID 04.04.1946 NW Europe
? - 10.02.1940 168th Officer Cadet Training unit
10.02.1940     commissioned, The King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) [emergency commission]
01.05.1942     transferred, Royal Armoured Corps
      served Royal Tank Regiment
Metals and minerals merchant (London & Scandinavian Metallurgical Company, Ltd).
Dingwall,
John Johnston
J.J. Dingwall
Changed name by deed poll of 26.11.1941 from: Johnston, John Dingwall

Son of Alfred Hubert Johnston, and Eileen Grace Dingwall.
Married Rosemary de Mallet Morgan; three daughters, one son.
Residence:
(1945) Greenock;
(1969) Lyford Grange, Lyford, Oxfordshire.
01.09.1913
Epsom district, Surrey
-
09.2001
Wantage, Berkshire
2nd Lt. SRO
02.05.1934
2nd Lt.
31.01.1936 [62817]
Lt.
31.01.1939
A/Capt.
06.05.1940-05.08.1940
T/Capt.
06.08.1940-22.10.1940,
18.04.1942-05.08.1942,
29.09.1942-25.10.1942,
18.12.1942-24.06.1943
WS/Capt.
25.06.1943
Capt.
31.01.1944
A/Maj.
25.03.1943-24.06.1943
T/Maj.
25.06.1943-22.04.1948
Maj.
31.01.1949
local Lt.Col.
15.11.1945-22.04.1948
T/Lt.Col.
29.05.1953-30.01.1956
Lt.Col. (Employed List (1))
31.01.1956 (retd 01.09.1958)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
11.10.1945
NW Europe
Mention in Despatches MID
10.05.1945
NW Europe
NW Frontier of India 1937-39 Medal & Clasp
Education: Staff College (psc)



late Cadet Serjeant, Eastbourne College Contingent, Junior Division, Officer Training Corps
02.05.1934


commissioned, Royal Tanks Corps - Supplementary Reserve of Officers
31.01.1936





commissioned, Royal Tank Corps [later: Royal Tank Regiment], Royal Armoured Corps
(01.1937)


2nd Battalion, Royal Tank Corps (Farnborough)
(01.1939)


11th Light Tank Company, Royal Tank Corps (Peshawar, India)
28.05.1940
-
(04.1941)
Adjutant, 1st Northamptonshire Yeomanry
18.04.1942
-
05.08.1942
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), 11th Armoured Division
08.09.1942
-
17.12.1942
Staff Captain, 6th Armoured Division
26.02.1943
-
06.04.1944
Deputy Assistant Adjutant General (DAAG), Training Establishment RAC
1944?
-
1945?
1st Battalion Royal Tank Regiment
13.11.1945
-
21.07.1948
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), Senior Officers' School
22.07.1948
-
14.01.1951
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), Staff College, Quetta
17.11.1956
-
(02.1957)
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), North Western District 
Dismore,
Leonard Henry

L.H. Dismore
Son (with two sisters and two brothers) of Albert John Victor Dismore (1872-1921), and Emily Emma Coffin (1873-1945).
Married ((09?).1934, Canterbury district, Kent)Winifred Irene "Dizzy" Forwood (17.05.1915 - 28.01.2005); three daughters, one son.
17.11.1906
West Ealing, Brentford district, Middlesex
-
21.06.1956
Canterbury, Thanet district, Kent
Pte. ?
2nd Lt. 03.12.1938 [78541]
WS/Lt. 03.11.1940
A/Capt. 03.08.1940-02.11.1940
T/Capt. 03.11.1940-03.06.1941
WS/Capt. 04.06.1941
T/Maj. 04.06.1941-(10.1941),
03.10.1941-12.02.1944
WS/Maj. 13.02.1944 (reld > 10.1945, < 01.1946)
T/Lt.Col. 13.02.1944-(10.1945)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) OBE 01.06.1953 HM's coronation 1953
Territorial Decoration TD 21.04.1950 -
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 21.02.1947 [24.08.1951 cancelled due to being awarded TD]
Medal of Freedom with bronze palm (USA) MoF 14.11.1947 SOE France [recommendation available upon request]
Journalist in Fleet Street and with the Continental Daily Mail before he joined the Kentish Gazette at Canterbury just before the outbreak of the war in 1939.
03.12.1938     commissioned, 4th/5th Battalion The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) - Territorial Army (Canterbury)
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
(1940)     Intelligence Officer, 4th/5th Battalion The Buffs (Dunkirk)
03.08.1940 - 03.03.1941 a General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), Directorate of Plans, Department of the Chief of the Imperial General Staff
04.03.1941 - (10.1941) a General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), Directorate of Plans, Department of the Chief of the Imperial General Staff
      specially employed: served Special Operations Executive (SOE) as Head of French RF Section
His Majesty's Consul for the Provinces of North, Central and South Sumatra, to reside at Medan, 14.09.1950. Her Majesty's Consul at Tunis, 29.04.1953. Her Majesty's Consul at Macao, 26.08.1954.
Dixon,
Arnold Rex
A.R. Dixon (Photo courtesy of Mr Lee Lidbury)

Son of ... Dixon, and ... Hunter.
Married ((06?).1947, Luton district, Bedfordshire) Joyce B. Champkin; one son, one daughter.
16.05.1913
Great Ayton, Stokesley district, North Riding of Yorkshire
-
31.05.2008
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
2nd Lt. 29.11.1938
WS/Lt. 01.01.1941
T/Capt. 17.01.1942-30.03.1944
WS/Capt. 31.03.1944 (reld > 01.1946, < 04.1946)
T/Maj. 31.03.1944-(10.1944)
Hon. Maj. > 01.1946, < 04.1946
Education: Lincoln College, Oxford University (undergraduate commoner, MA 1931).
Secretary.
Obtained civil aviator's licence (No. 16063) taken on a D.H. 60 Cirrus (85 h.p.) at Bedford Aero Club, 18.07.1938.
      late Officer Cadet, Oxford University Contingent, Senior Division, Officer Training Corps
29.11.1938     commissioned, 105th (Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA
03.06.1943 - 23.09.1943 training course, Staff College, Camberley
Dixon,
William George Moore
"Bill"
W.G.M. Dixon (Photo courtesy of Mr Guy Dixon) W.G.M. Dixon (Photo courtesy of Mr Guy Dixon)
W.G.M. Dixon
Only son (with one sister) of George Thomas Dixon, OBE (1873-1951), Commissioner of Livestock, Board of Agriculture & Fisheries, England and Wales, and Hilda Marian Egremont (1885-1976), of Lewdown, Devon, formerly of Bradley Hall, Derbyshire.
Married (15.05.1942, Tavistock district, Devon) Hope May de Gruchy, eldest daughter (with one brother and one sister) of Guy Fortescue Burrell de Gruchy (1867-1940), and Catherine May Miller, of Noirmont Manor, Jersey.
17.11.1914
Pirbright, Guildford district, Surrey
-
14.04.1988
Jersey
2nd Lt. 27.01.1938 [74670]
WS/Lt. 01.11.1940
Lt. 01.01.1941
A/Capt. 01.08.1940-31.10.1940
T/Capt. 01.11.1940-03.10.1941,
31.10.1941-16.11.1943
Capt. 17.11.1943
A/Maj. 16.11.1943-15.02.1944
T/Maj. 16.02.1944-02.01.1946,
13.02.1946-16.11.1948
Maj. 17.11.1948 (retd 28.08.1959)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Burma Star Bur St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Mention in Despatches MID 20.12.1940 Norway [09.04.1948 rectified from J.J. Dixon to W.C.M. Dixon]
Afr GSM - & clasp Kenya
Education: Berkhamsted; Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
      served in the ranks for 4 years, 172 days
27.01.1938     commissioned, The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment)
1939 - 1940 served with British Expeditionary Force (France)
04.1940     served in Norway (despatches)
1942 - 1943 seconded, Reconnaissance Corps (Delhi, India)
1944     Animal Transport Officer, 16th Brigade (2nd Chindit expedition behind enemy lines) (Burma)
1946 - 1949 British Army of the Rhine
1950 - 1953 seconded, The King's African Rifles (Uganda, then Kenya) (anti-Mau Mau operations)
1953 - 1954 Brigade Adjutant, HQ Midland Brigade (Bugbrooke Barracks, Warwick)
1955 - 1958 seconded, Queen's Own Nigeria Regiment, West African Frontier Force (as Second-in-Command Training Depot, Zaria, Nothern Nigeria)
28.08.1959 - 17.11.1964 Regular Army Reserve of Officers
       
 
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