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Eastwood,
John Arthur Frederick
J.A.F. Eastwood
Son of Walter Vine Eastwood (1879-1959), and May Tuff (1884-1973), of Muswell Hill, Middlesex.
(12?).1916
Edmonton district, Essex / Hertfordshire / Middlesex
-
04.04.1943
(MPK) [age 27]
[Rangoon Memorial, face 37]
2nd Lt. 20.11.1941 [EC 4293]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
T/Capt. 11.03.1943-04.04.1943
      joined London Rifle Brigade
20.11.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
? - 04.04.1943 missing, presumed killed while serving with 8th Punjab Regiment *
* In April 1946 Army List showing as a Deputy Assistant Director of Mechanical Engineering, HQ Southern Army, India from 29.10.1943 onwards.
Eaves,
Kenneth Leslie
K.L. Eaves (Photo courtesy of Mrs Linda Smith)
Son of Albert Charles Eaves, and Grace A. Barton.
Married ((12?).1941, Walsall district, Staffordshire) Winifred M. Baggott.
25.10.1919
Edmonton district, Essex / Hertfordshire / Middlesex
-
(09?).1979
Worthing district, West Sussex
Gdsmn. ?
2nd Lt. 29.10.1941
WS/Lt. 01.07.1942 (reld < 04.1947)
T/Capt. 01.07.1942-(04.1946)
29.10.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served Royal Indian Army Service Corps
16.08.1945 - 23.10.1945 15th Advanced Course, RIASC School, Kakul
Edge,
Victor Alexander
V.A. Edge
Son of Alfred and Laura Edge; husband of Dorothy Hannah Edge, of Raynes Park, Surrey.
?
-
09.02.1946
[Ramleh War Cemetery, Palestine, 7.E.9]
Lt.
16.12.1925 [MZ/22135]
Capt.
16.12.1928 (retd mid-1930s)
T/Maj.
15.06.1943-(04.1944)
A/Lt.Col.
?
Mention in Despatches MID
?
?
?
-
15.12.1925
Assistant Surgeon, 2nd Class, Indian Medical Department
16.12.1925


commissioned, Indian Medical Service
1930
-
1932
Senior Medical Officer, Port Blair
31.08.1940
-
(04.1944)
specially employed (retired officer, re-employed)
Edgcumbe-Rendle,
Frank William
"Bob"
C.E. Edward-Collins
Son of William Edgcumbe Rendle, OBE (1880-1936), and Eleanor Kathleen Evelyn Tizard (1899-).
Married ((03?).1957, Worthing district, Essex) Margaret A. Walker; one son, one daughter.
14.12.1923
St George Hanover Square district, London
-
05.07.2010
Amberley, West Sussex
2nd Lt. 17.07.1943
WS/Lt. 17.01.1944 (reld > 12.1946, < 04.1947)
A/Capt. ? 1946?
17.07.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served 16th Light Cavalry
 
Edward-Collins,
Charles Edward
C.E. Edward-Collins
Son of Edward Charles Edward-Collins, DL, JP, Trewardale, Cornwall, and Eleanor Mary, daughter of Lt-Col F. Alms.
Brother of Adm. Sir Frederick Edward-Collins, RN.
Married (1907) Nora Mabel de la Cour (died 1952),
daughter of late Col R.D. de la Cour Corbett, DSO; two sons, three daughters.
28.05.1881
Blisland, Bodmin, Cornwall
-
21.11.1967
Blisland, Bodmin, Cornwall
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
03.03.1900
Lt.
07.11.1901
Capt.
03.03.1909
Bt. Maj.
06.06.1912
Maj.
01.09.1915
T/Lt.Col.
18.09.1918-21.05.1919
Bt. Lt.Col.
28.06.1924
Lt.Col.
03.03.1926
Col.
24.05.1930, seniority 28.06.1928
T/Brig.
15.09.1933-14.09.1937
Maj.Gen.
15.09.1937 (retd 15.09.1940)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
11.05.1937
HM's coronation
Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire CIE
04.02.1920
Bushire Force, South Persia 19
Mention in Despatches MID
1912?
Abor Expedition
Mention in Despatches MID
1919?
South Persia
Education: Marlborough; Royal Military College Sandhurst
03.03.1900


commissioned, The Devonshire Regiment
1900
-
1902
served South Africa (Queen's Medal with clasp, King's Medal with two clasps)
14.01.1907


seconded for service with the Indian Supply and Transport Corps
14.10.1909


transferred to the Indian Army
1911
-
1912
Abor Expedition (despatches, medal with clasp, Bt. Maj.)
1914
-
1918
served Egypt, Mesopotamia & Palestine
18.09.1918
-
21.05.1919
Assistant Director of Supplies and Transport, India (served South Persia (despatches, CIE, medal))
01.11.1923
-
02.03.1926
Assistant Director of Transport, India
19.05.1927
-
23.05.1930
Commandant, Indian Army Service Corps Training Establishment, India
24.05.1930
-
14.09.1933
Deputy Director of Transport, India
15.09.1933
-
14.09.1937
Deputy Director of Supplies and Transport, India
30.08.1935
-
14.09.1937
also: ADC to the King
15.09.1937
-
15.09.1940
Director of Supplies and Transport, India (retired)
Commanded North Cornwall Group Home Guard, 1942-1945. High Sheriff of Cornwall, 1955.
Edwards,
Arthur Frank
see: British Army officers' section  
Edwards,
Thomas Oliver Martin
T.O.M. Edwards (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)
Son (with four brothers) of Col. Clement Maitland Edwards (1860-1946), The Worcestershire Regiment, and Caroline Mary Anne Bell (1870-1945).
Husband of Elizabeth Edwards, of Toorak, Melbourne, Australia; one daughter.
17.02.1902
Farnborough, Hartley Wintney district, Hampshire
-
04.10.1943
(KIA) [age 41]
[Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel, 3.H.9]
2nd Lt. 01.02.1923
Lt. 01.02.1925
Lt. IA 12.01.1928, seniority 01.05.1925 [IA 184]
Capt. 01.02.1932
Maj. 01.02.1940
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
01.02.1923     commissioned, The Worcestershire Regiment
12.01.1928     transferred, Indian Army
? - 04.10.1943 1st Battalion 2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles)
Eley,
I H
I.H. Eley (Photo courtesy of Mr David S.C. Wilson)
?
-
QMS ?
? - 22.08.1943 'A' Company, 4 Wing, Officers' Training School, Mhow
Elkington,
Peter John
P.J. Elkington
?
-
?
L/Cpl. ?
2nd Lt. 16.01.1944 [EC 12254]
WS/Lt. 16.07.1944 (reld 15.05.1945; ill-health)
Hon. Lt. 15.05.1945
16.01.1944     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served probably with 14th Army (Burma)
Ellis,
Alfred Thomas John
"Jock"
A.T.J. Ellis
(12?).1910
Taunton, Somerset
-
1969
Oxted, Surrey
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
27.09.1941 [207784]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
27.09.1941


commissioned, South Staffordshire Regiment [emergency commission]
1942/43?


transferred, Indian Army
Ellis,
Norman Howard
N.H. Ellis
Son of ... Ellis, and ... Morris.
08.02.1920 *
Haverfordwest district, Monmouthshire
-
03.2001
Hereford district, Herefordshire

* Army records show 08.02.1918
2nd Lt. 18.10.1941
WS/Lt. 18.10.1941
T/Capt. 03.01.1943-(04.1944)
WS/Capt. ?
Lt. 17.11.1945, seniority 01.01.1941 [333658]
Capt. 08.02.1947 (reld 07.01.1949)
Hon. Capt. 07.01.1949
14.04.1936     enlisted (at Pembroke Dock), Royal Armoured Corps & served in the ranks for 5 years, 187 days
      Officer Training School, Belgaum (India)
18.10.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
17.11.1945     commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps
16.08.1947     transferred, The Royals - Royal Armoured Corps
Elton,
Peter John
P.J. Elton

Son of Sydney George Elton, and of Dorothy Joan Elton, of Eastbourne.
Brother of S.Lt. Geoffrey William Elton, RNVR.

03.1924
-
21.05.2008
Pte. ?
2nd Lt. 24.01.1943 [EC 10132]
WS/Lt. 24.07.1943 (reld 28.11.1945; ill-health)
Hon. Lt. 28.11.1945
Military Cross MC 08.02.1945

Burma / Eastern Frontier of India (Arakan) [recommendation available upon request]

Education: Eastbourne College (Powell House, 1938-...); Clare College, Cambridge (BA 1947; MA 1952).
24.01.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      3rd Battalion 14th Punjab Regiment (MC; wounded twice)
Businessman.
Emerson,
John Halifax Patrick Sloan
J.H.P.S. Emerson
Son of John William S.  Emerson, and Hannah E.M. A'hern.
Married ((03?).1951, Westminster district, Middlesex) ... Orr.
28.08.1918
Cuckfield district, Sussex / West Sussex
-

Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
25.08.1938 [948 IA]
Lt.
25.11.1940
A/Capt.
23.10.1940-22.01.1941
T/Capt.
23.01.941-02.02.1941,
27.02.1941-31.07.1943
WS/Capt.
01.08.1943
Capt.
25.08.1946 (retd 01.01.1949)
A/Maj.
01.05.1943-31.07.1943
T/Maj.
01.08.1943-(04.1947)
T/Lt.Col.
1948?
Hon. Lt.Col.
01.01.1949
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) OBE
15.06.1996
HM birthday 1996: Honorary Secretary, Indian Army Association, for services to ex-servicemen and women
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
25.08.1938


commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
14.09.1939


transferred, Indian Army



served 4th Bombay Grenadiers
1947?
 
 
Special List (ex-Indian Army)
01.01.1949


continues to be borne on the Special List (ex-Indian Army) British Army while employed with the Pakistan Armed Forces

Emery,
Malcolm Alfred

P.J. England
Married ((12?).1949, Paddington district, London) Margaret H. Newton.
17.09.1922
-
08.06.2002
Camberley, West Surrey district, Surrey
2nd Lt. 30.01.1943
WS/Lt. 30.07.1943
A/Capt. 18.12.1945-17.03.1946
T/Capt. 18.03.1946-05.07.1946
WS/Capt. 06.07.1946
A/Maj. 06.04.1946-05.07.1946
T/Maj. 06.07.1946-31.10.1946,
22.02.1947-01.03.1949
Lt. 02.03.1949, seniority 17.09.1943 [401321]
Capt. 17.09.1949
T/Maj. 05.09.1952-16.09.1956
Maj. 17.09.1956 (retd 21.02.1976)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 31.10.1967 *
30.01.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission to 12.07.1946]
02.03.1949     permanent commission, Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Hypnotherapist.
* Major Emery, the Senior Ammunition Technical Officer Southern Command, was called from his quarters on the evening of 7th March 1967, to deal with two anti-tank rockets that had been found in a shed in the grounds of Stoborough School near Wareham. He arrived at the School shortly before midnight and using a torch located the two rockets in a ledge above the eaves of the roof. Major Emery obtained a ladder and examined the two rockets closely. One was found to be a Practice round and safe to handle. The other was an unfired High Explosive Anti-Tank Rocket from which both the safety band, which safeguards the ejection pin, and the ejection pin itself were missing. There were several scratches and marks on the cover where the fuze is located and round the edge of the aperture from which the ejection pin had been forcibly withdrawn. Having been tampered with the rocket was in a particularly sensitive and dangerous state. Destroying the rocket where it lay would have caused considerable damage to the surrounding buildings and the School. Although he was fully aware of the personal risk involved, Major Emery decided to move the rocket to a location where it would be safer to destroy it. After ensuring that everyone in the area had been evacuated, except Chief Superintendent Davis of the Dorset Constabulary who stayed to hold the torch, Major Emery carefully removed the rocket from the ledge and carried it through pouring rain to his Bomb Disposal Vehicle. Realising that the vibration and jolting of the vehicle could cause the missile to explode he decided against placing it in a sandbagged container in the back of the vehicle. He therefore cushioned the rocket on his lap whilst the vehicle was driven several miles to the demolition area well knowing that any shock or jar to the firing mechanism could cause an explosion which would kill him instantly. During his period of duty as Senior Ammunition Technical Officer Southern Command, Major Emery has dealt with many ammunition incidents and unexploded missiles. His bravery and calm disciplined behaviour whilst dealing with this particularly dangerous missile is in the highest tradition of the Service.
English,
Marcus Gunn
"Mickey"
M.G. English
Son of Kenneth Marcus English (1886-1961), and Janet Mary Matthews (1889-), of Clifford Chambers, Stratford-on-Avon.
Married (25.01.1947, Compton, Surrey) Grace Emily Norton "Gee" Longbourne, only daughter of Mr & Mrs James Longbourne, of Cowichan, Vancouver Island, Canada; (four?) children.
01.10.1921
Wilton district, Wiltshire
-
03.11.2009
Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
2nd Lt. 08.02.1942 [EC 10045]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld 09.02.1949)
A/Maj. ? ?
Lt. 09.02.1949, seniority 01.10.1944 [402078]
Capt. 11.07.1949
1940     enlisted, Royal Warwickshire Regiment (Birmingham)
08.02.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
1942     Scinde Horse Regiment (Karachi)
09.02.1949     commissioned, 2nd County of London Yeomanry - Territorial Army
29.11.1950     transferred, Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
Emigrated to Canada, 1950. Worked for MacMillan Bloedel Lumber Company for 32 years, living in Crofton, Port Alberni, Powell River and Vancouver, before retiring to Galiano Island in 1982.
Eustace,
John Patrick Leonard
J.P.L. Eustace
Elder son of Charles Frere Eustace (1868-1901), and Lydia Lucy Acutt.
Married (23.07.1929, St Marylebone district, Middlesex) Janet Mary Ferard, daughter of Henry Cecil Ferard, CSI, CIE.
03.08.1898
-

Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa
2nd Lt.
16.12.1918 [AI 266]
Lt.
16.12.1919
Capt.
16.12.1924
Maj.
16.12.1936
A/Lt.Col.
01.05.1942-31.07.1942
T/Lt.Col.
01.08.1942-15.12.1944
Lt.Col.
16.12.1944 (retd 20.10.1948)
Military Cross MC
10.12.1937

for distinguished services rendered in the field in connection with the operations in Waziristan 25.11.36-16.01.37

Education: St Andrew's College, Grahamstown.
WW I
 
 
served with South African infantry
16.12.1918
 
 
commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
25.12.1918
 
 
commissioned, Indian Army



served in 3rd Afghan War (1919), Iraq (Arab rebellion, 1920), India on the North West Frontier (1930 & 1936-1938) and Palestine
(1937)
 
 

2nd Royal Battalion (Ludhiana Sikhs) 11th Sikh Regiment

?
-
?
?
1947?
 
 
Special List (ex-Indian Army)
Eynott,
Clive Edward Stephen
C.E.S. Eynott (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
10.1908
-
03.1991
Barnet district, Hertfordshire / Middlesex
Wt.Offr. I
? [767783]
Assistant Commissary (Lt.)
17.11.1945 [CC 204]
Mention in Despatches MID
19.09.1946
Burma



served in the ranks, Royal Army Service Corps
17.11.1945
 
 
commissioned, Indian Army Departments [emergency commission]
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command, India (Poona)
       

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