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1939-1945

 

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K      
Kakar,
A C
A.C. Kakar (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
?
-
Maj.
(1947)
...
-
...
...
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command, India (Poona)
Kannappan,
C
C. Kannappan (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
?
-
Capt.
(1947)
...
-
...
...
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command, India (Poona)
Kapur,
B D
B.D. Kapur (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
?
-
T/Lt.Col.
1945?
Col.
(1947)
...
-
...
served Indian Signal Corps
17.12.1945
-
(04.1947)
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), Directorate of Signals, India Headquarters Staff
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command, India (Poona)
Kapur,
K C
K.C. Kapur (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
?
-
Maj.
(1947)
...
-
...
...
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command, India (Poona)
Kargudri,
J S
J.S. Kargudri (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
?
-
Maj.
(1947)
...
-
...
...
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command, India (Poona)
Kauntze,
Colin Shubrick
C.S. Kauntze
Married (South Africa).
11.05.1910
-
2nd Lt.
28.08.1930
Lt.
28.11.1932
Capt.
28.08.1938
A/Maj.
14.02.1942-(01.1946)
28.08.1930


commissioned on the Unattached List
01.11.1931


commissioned, Indian Army



service details unknown
Keays-Byrne,
Patrick Claude
P.C. Keays-Byrne
Married Ruth Lilian Mackenzie (15.10.1917 - 18.02.2004), daughter of Donald Francis MacKenzie, and Maud Kathleen Reily (?-1971); two sons (one of them being actor Hugh Keays-Byrne).
19.05.1912
India
-
05.01.1977
Surrey South Eastern district, Surrey
2nd Lt. 28.01.1937 [AI 749]
Lt. 28.04.1939
A/Capt. 05.03.1940-04.06.1940
T/Capt. 05.06.1940-29.06.1940,
07.08.1940-18.10.1940,
29.10.1940-27.01.1945
Capt. 28.01.1945 (retd 22.05.1948)
A/Maj. 01.04.1942-30.06.1942
T/Maj. 01.07.1942-09.06.1943,
04.07.1943-(04.1947)
WS/Maj. ?
T/Lt.Col. ?
Hon. Lt.Col. 22.05.1948
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 01.01.1948 New Year 48
Mentioned in Despatches MID 19.09.1946 Burma
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst (27.08.1935-1936).
      served in the ranks for 6 years, 170 days
28.01.1937     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
15.04.1938     commissioned, Indian Army
      14th Punjab Regiment
1946/47?     Special List (ex-Indian Army) [70630]
      Tactical Administrative School, Dehra Dun (MBE)
01.01.1949     Grenadier Guards - Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Keir,
Edward Maurice
E.M. Keir
Married ((12?).1947, Cardiff district, Glamorgan) Doreen M. Williams.
?
-
1979
South Glamorgan
2nd Lt. 19.01.1945 [EC 14024] (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
T/Capt. ?
Hon. Capt. > 04.1946, < 04.1947
Capt. 27.07.1960 [466941]
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 31.01.1961 -
19.01.1945     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
27.07.1960 - 28.07.1963 Welsh Brigade (Welch), Territorial Army
28.07.1963     Territorial Army Reserve of Officers
 
Keeler,
Lionel Herbert
"Paddy"
L.H. Keeler (Photo courtesy of Mr Clive Lincoln)
?
-
RQMS
? [5568653]
Lt. QM
07.03.1945 [EC 15917]
A?/Capt. QM
? (reld > 12.1947)



served in the ranks, The Wiltshire Regiment
07.03.1945
 
 
commissioned, "Special List" of Quarter-Master of the Indian Army
1947?
 
 
Special List (ex-Indian Army)
Kendall-Tobias,
William
W. Kendall-Tobias
Son of ... Kendall-Tobias, and ... Panchen.
28.02.1921
Wolstanton district, Staffordshire
-
(06?).1970
Wolverhampton district, Staffordshire
2nd Lt.
14.03.1942 [EC 6002)
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942 (reld < 04.1947)
T/Capt.
31.10.1943-(04.1946)
T/Maj.
?
Hon. Maj.
< 04.1947
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM
22.04.1949
-
14.03.1942
 
 
commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Kennedy,
Frederick William
"Fred"
F.W. Kennedy (Photo courtesy of Mrs Amber Sinclair) F.W. Kennedy (Photo courtesy of Mrs Amber Sinclair)
Married (09.04.1945, Calcutta) Doris Blunt; one daughter.
31.12.1911
-
19.01.1972
2nd Lt. 02.09.1933, seniority 28.01.1932 [IA 229]
Lt. 05.11.1934, seniority 28.04.1934
Capt. 28.01.1940
A/Maj. 06.07.1942-05.10.1942
T/Maj. 06.10.1942-30.06.1946
Maj. 01.07.1946 (retd 18.09.1948)
      from General List - Territorial Army (University Candidates)
02.09.1933     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
05.11.1934     commissioned, Indian Army (Probyn's Horse)
02.04.1938 - 04.01.1941 Aide de Camp
Kennedy,
Kenneth Claude
K.C. Kennedy
Married June Constance Parker; three daughters, one son.
29.05.1921
-
05.02.1986
2nd Lt. 31.12.1939 [112932]
29.05.1940 [IA 1249]
Lt. 30.06.1941
WS/Capt. 23.07.1944
Capt. 01.07.1946 (retd 06.10.1948)
A/Maj. 23.04.1944-22.07.1944
T/Maj. 23.07.1944 (one day only)
Hon. Maj. 06.10.1948
      served in the ranks for 121 days
31.12.1939     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
29.05.1940     commissioned, Indian Army
Kennedy,
Noel Albert Joseph
N.A.J. Kennedy
Married; one son.
?
-
2nd Lt.
21.01.1942
21.01.1942
 
 
commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
?
-
02.1942
served Gurkha Rifles (Malaya) (captured at fall of Singapore)
1942
-
1945
POW in Japanese captivity (Birma-Siam railway)
First Administrator of Petaling Jaya local authority, Malaysia, 1953-31.12.1954.
Kent,
Cyril Arthur
C.A. Kent
Son (with three sisters and two brothers) of Arthur Kent (1867-1953), and Annie Fouracres (1869-1954).
Married (1930s, Singapore) Vivienne ...; one son.
(03?).1905
Enfield, Edmonton district, Middlesex
-
1969
Western Australia
2nd Lt. 27.03.1942
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
Accountant.
27.03.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
A relative writes: "Cyril, born Middlesex England 1905 moved to Singapore in 1930's, married Vivienne, son John born in UK 1934, back to Singapore after birth. Vivi and John evacuated to Perth WA 1940, Cyril escaped in a boat via Java to Calcutta and joined the British Army. Reunited with his wife and son in Calcutta ? 1943/44 (Red Cross found him). Moved to Western Australia in 1946."
Kentsbeer,
Donald Hugh
D.H. Kentsbeer (Photo courtesy of Mrs Linda Smith)
Son of Harry Robert Kentsbeer, and Gladys Bertha Cossom (1896-1984).
Married ((12?).1957, Sidcup district, Kent) Margaret Kemm.
05.06.1918
West Ham district, Essex / Suffolk
-
22.05.2004
East Sidcup, Bexley district, Kent
Staff Sgt.Maj. ?
2nd Lt. 22.10.1942
WS/Lt. 22.04.1943 (reld > 04.1947)
A?/Capt. (1945)
22.10.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served Royal Indian Army Service Corps
16.08.1945 - 23.10.1945 15th Advanced Course, RIASC School, Kakul
Civil servant.
Kerr,
Richard
R. Kerr
Married Mildred "Millie" Culloden.
15.05.1913
-
22.09.2007
Carlsbad, San Diego, California, USA
[All Saints Cemetery, San Diego, USA]
2nd Lt. 10.11.1940
WS/Lt. 21.06.1941
A/Capt. ...-20.06.1941
T/Capt. 21.06.1941-31.07.1941,
26.09.1941-07.01.1942
WS/Capt. 08.01.1942
A/Maj. 08.10.1941-07.01.1942
T/Maj. 08.01.1942-(10.1945)
10.11.1940     commissioned, Royal Indian Army Service Corps - Indian Army [emergency commission]
[Special language skills: Urdu (elementary)]
 
Kerry,
John Henry
J.H. Kerry (Photo courtesy of Mr Lionel V. Kerry)
13.03.1897
St Giles, London
-
31.12.1964
Dover, Kent
S/Sgt. (1936)
Assistant Commissary (with rank of Lt.) 01.11.1942 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
A?/Capt. ?
(04.1936)     Head Clerk, HQ Staff, Bannu Brigade (India)
01.11.1942     commissioned, Indian Army Departments [emergency commission]
Civil Servant with the Inland Revenue. Secretary of the Dover Old Contemptibles Association.
Ketley,
Arthur Henry
A.H. Ketley (Photo courtesy of Mr David S.C. Wilson)
?
-
Sgt. ?
2nd Lt. 22.08.1943
WS/Lt. 22.02.1944
? - 22.08.1943 'A' Company, 4 Wing, Officers' Training School, Mhow
22.08.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Key,
Berthold Wells

B.W. Key
Son of late Dr J.M. Key; married 1917, Aileen Leslie (died 1951), daughter of late Col E.L. Dunsterville, RE; (one son killed in action in Italy) two daughters.
19.12.1895
-
26.09.1986
[Sandwich, Kent ?]
2nd Lt.
01.10.1914 [9051]
Lt.
01.10.1915
A/Capt.
11.10.1917-30.12.1917, 01.01.1918-30.09.1918
Capt.
01.10.1918
Maj.
01.10.1932
Bt. Lt.Col.
01.07.1935
Lt.Col.
15.07.1937
Col.
16.03.1940, seniority 01.07.1938
A/Brig.
18.08.1940-17.02.1941
T/Brig.
18.02.1941
A/Maj.Gen.
14.01.1942
T/Maj.Gen.
18.09.1946
Maj.Gen.
20.01.1947, seniority 02.04.1944 (retd 18.01.1949)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.01.1947
New Year 47
Distinguished Service Order DSO
10.12.1937
Waziristan 11.36-01.37
Military Cross MC
26.05.1919
Mesopotamia 20.10.18 *

* For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty near Shuraimiyah on 20th October, 1918. During a reconnaissance towards the Fathah position he was ordered to advance and secure a ridge held by the enemy. Although exposed to heavy fire the company successfully reached its objective, where he moved about fearlessly in order to make his dispositions to the best advantage. He was eventually wounded, but refused to undergo treatment until his company had been withdrawn to camp. His behaviour throughout was splendid.

Education: Dulwich College; Staff College (psc)
01.10.1914


commissioned into the Army, Unattached List
18.12.1914


commissioned into the Indian Army, General List
1914
-
(1919)
served with 45th Rattray's Sikhs (European War); 01.01.1919 Company Commander
1919


served Mesopotamia (wounded, MC)
1919


served Afghanistan
1930


3rd Battalion, 11th Sikh Regiment (Northwestern Frontier of India; despatches)
12.02.1932
-
16.11.1933
Brigade Major, Razmak Brigade (Waziristan District, Northern Command, East Indies)
17.11.1933
-
31.03.1935
Deputy Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster-General (DAA&QMG), ... (India)
01.04.1935
-
11.02.1936
Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General (DAQMG), ... (India)
1936
-
1937

2nd Royal Battalion (Ludhiana Sikhs), 11th Sikh Regiment (Northwestern Frontier Waziristan; despatches, DSO)

21.12.1939
-
17.08.1940
Deputy Military Secretary, HQ Staff of the Army in India (India) (temporary)
1941
-
1945
Southeast Asia:
1940?


Commanding Officer, 2nd (Royal) Battalion The Sikh Regiment
18.08.1940
-
13.01.1942
Commander, 8th Indian Infantry Brigade (Malaya)
14.01.1942
-
15.02.1942
General Officer Commanding, 11th Indian Division (Malaya)
15.02.1942
-
1945
prisoner of war (Japan)
1945
-
1947
ADC to the King
15.04.1946
-
1947
Commander, Rawalpindi District
1947


Commander, Lahore District
18.01.1949
-
19.12.1955
transferred to the Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Colonel, The Sikh Regiment, 04.04.1947-1962.
Khan,
A G
A.G. Khan (Photo courtesy of Mrs Linda Smith)
?
-
 
2nd Lt. ?
WS/Lt. ?
A?/Capt. (1945)
?     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served Royal Indian Army Service Corps
16.08.1945 - 23.10.1945 15th Advanced Course, RIASC School, Kakul
Khan,
Akhlaque Ali
A.A. Khan
15.06.1921
-
2008?
2nd Lt. 07.06.1942 [IC 639]
WS/Lt. 07.12.1942
A/Capt. ...-13.01.1943
T/Capt. 14.01.1943-28.03.1943,
27.09.1943-22.04.1944,
20.05.1945-26.12.1946
WS/Capt. 27.12.1946
A/Maj. 27.09.1946-26.12.1946
T/Maj. 26.12.1946-(1947)
Education: qualified at a course at the Camouflage School (Field Wing).
07.06.1942     commissioned, Indian Service Corps - Indian Army [Indian Land Forces emergency commission]
His son writes: "He retired as a full colonel in the Pakistan army in 1968. Last post commanded as commandant signal training school in Kohat NWFP- Pakistan."
Khan,
Azmat Hyat
A.H. Khan (Photo courtesy of Ilyas H. Khan) A.H. Khan (Photo courtesy of Ilyas H. Khan)
Second son (with four brothers and five sisters) of Hon. Lt.Col. Sirdar Sir Sikander Hyat-Khan (1892-1942), KBE, Premier of the Punjab province in British India (1937-1942), and, Aminah Khatun, Lady Sikandar.
married 1stly, Begum Khurshid Jehan Ara Azmat from the family of Hakeem Ahmad Shujah of Lahore, a prominent family of mystics, scholars and philosophers, married 2ndly, Tasneem Azmat from Sialkot, Punjab, and had issue, seven children.
13.02.1921
Lahore
-
20.10.1981
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
2nd Lt. 11.01.1942 [IEC 96]
WS/Lt. 10.1942
T/Capt. 28.09.1943
WS/Capt. 12.1944
Mentioned in Despatches MID 27.09.1945 Burma
Education: Indian Military Academy, Dehra Dun.
11.01.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [Indian emergency commission]
      4th Battalion, 12th Frontier Force Regiment
12.1944     Staff Captain, Army Welfare Services, North-Western Command HQ, Rawalpindi
Pakistan Army (Maj. 1947/48?, Lt.Col. 1956 Deputy Commandant Pakistan Military Academy, Kakul, near Abbottabad, Col. 1966 commanding Battalion 6th FFR (Frontier Force Regiment), Brig. 09.1966, Brigade Commander at Kohat, NWFP, Pakistan, retired 06.1967).
Khan,
Mohammad Shah Nawaz
M.S.N. Khan (Photo courtesy  of Dr. Farid Ahmad)
Acquired British Nationality (Certificate of Registration 347579, issued on Oct. 29, 1974).

29.12.1899
Sialkot, India (now Pakistan)
-
1977
Capt. 13.10.1943 (reld 13.12.1946)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Burma Star Bur St - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Education: King Edward Medical College, Lahore, Punjab (MB BS 03.12.1923).
13.10.1943     appointed a Viceroy's Commissioned Officer in HM Indian Land Forces in the rank of Captain (dated 25.11.1944) [emergency commission]
13.10.1943 - 02.03.1944 GDMO HQ East Africa Command
03.03.1944 - 05.08.1944 transit to & training in India
06.08.1944 - 03.03.1945 GDMO at a Combined Military Hospital
04.03.1945 - 03.10.1945 GDMO at the General Hospital, South East Asia Command
1946     went to Japan with the British Commonwealth Occupation Force
09.10.1946 - 16.10.1946 Demobilization Centre (for release)
17.10.1946 - 13.12.1946 release leave and overseas service leave
Served Pakistan Army (retired as a Maj, in 1955).
Khan,
Yusuf Ali
A.G. Khan (Photo courtesy of Mr Abid Khan)
1917
Bissau, Rajputana, India
-
25.04.1997
CMH Rawalpindi, Pakistan
2nd Lt. 09.06.1945
India General Service Medal 1908-1935 IndGSM 08|35 - & clasp Mohmand Operations
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Africa Star Afr St - -
Italy Star It St - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
India Service Medal 1939-1945 IndSM - -
Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal 1953 Cor M - -
1935     enlisted as a Sowar (NCO) Sepoy in the Royal Armoured Corps (Mohmand Operations)
      18th Indian Cavalry (Libya, Italy, Egypt, Greece)
      Central India Horse (Greece)
18.06.1943     appointed a Viceroy's Commissioned Officer in HM Indian Land Forces in the rank of Jemadar (dated 20.09.1943)
09.06.1945     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Served Pakistan Army as Second-in-Command Cavalry Regiments (finally reaching the rank of Major). Quartermaster, Combined Military Hospitals, 1966-1972.
Khawaja,
Mohammad Salim
M.S. Khawaja (Photo courtesy of Mr Muhammad Waseem Khawaja)
Son of Mohammad Aslam Khawaja.
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
20.03.1920
-
Jemadar 26.02.1941
WS/Subadar ?
26.02.1941     commissioned, Royal Indian Army Service Corps (Supply Branch) - Indian Army [Indian emergency commission]
Kilkelly,
Rupert Gerard Patrick
R.G.P. Kilkelly
Son (with one brother and one sister) of Col. Patrick Percy Kilkelly (1869-1948), and Violet Maguire (1877-).
Cousin of Lt.Col. G. Kilkelly.
Married 1st (03.08.1932, St James's, Spanish Place, London) Muriel Joy Mitchell (31.07.1911 - (03?).1989), daughter of Claude Mitchell (1877-1915), and Annie Gladys Dorothy Showell (1885-1923); two sons, one daughter.
Married 2nd Diana Bunny Kilkelly (née ...); two daughters.
04.12.1904
Ireland
-
18.11.1983
Cowes, Isle of Wight
2nd Lt.
30.08.1924 [IA 314]
Lt.
30.11.1926
Capt.
30.08.1933
Maj.
30.08.1941 (retd 11.01.1948)
A/Lt.Col.
05.07.1943-04.10.1943
T/Lt.Col.
05.10.1943-(01.1946)
Hon. Lt.Col.
11.01.1948
Education: Downside School (1914-1921); Staff College, Quetta (1940-1941)
1919
-
1948
served with the 17th Queen Victoria's Own Poona Horse, in 1927 renamed: The Poona Horse (17th Queen Victoria's Own Cavalry)
30.08.1924


commissioned on the Unattached List
05.10.1925


commisioned, Indian Army
01.01.1939
-
08.12.1939
Staff Captain, ...
05.07.1943
-
(01?).1946
Commanding Officer, The Poona Horse
Served with Syncro-Cine Distributors Ltd. (till 1957?).
King,
George Robert
G.R. King (Photo courtesy of Mr Roger King)
Son of ... King, and ... Cullender.
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
29.07.1912
West Ham district, Essex
-
27.11.1983
Havering district, Greater London
Sgt. ?
2nd Lt. 24.12.1942
WS/Lt. 24.06.1943 (reld > 10.1945, < 01.1946)
      previous service for increment of pay 1 year, 238 days
24.12.1942     commissioned, Indian Army Ordnance Corps - Indian Army [emergency commission]
King,
Louis Anthony Norman

L.A.N. King
Married ((06?).1919, Colchester, Essex) ... Hardy.
(03?).1898
Thanet district, Kent
-
?
Pte.
? [1229]
L/Cpl.
?
Conductor
?
Assistant Commissary (with rank of Lt.)
28.05.1941 [OS/230]
WS/Capt.
30.01.1943
Deputy Commissary (with rank of Capt.)
03.03.1945 (retd 18.11.1946)
T/Maj.
30.01.1943-(04.1946)
Hon. Maj.
18.11.1946
Military Medal MM
29.08.1917
bravery in the field
WW I


served in the ranks, Seaforth Highlanders
28.05.1941


commissioned, Indian Army Departments
30.10.1942
-
(04.1944)
a Deputy Assistant Director of Ordnance Services, General HQ India
King,
Reginald George Michael
R.G.M. King
01.06.1903
-
(03?).1976
Pwllheli district, Caernarvonshire
2nd Lt. 29.08.1923
Lt. 29.08.1925
Lt. IA 04.09.1929, seniority 29.11.1925 [IA 167]
Capt. 29.08.1932
Maj. 29.08.1940 (retd 07.09.1948)
A/Lt.Col. 11.12.1943-10.03.1944
T/Lt.Col. 11.03.1944-(01.1946)
Hon. Lt.Col. 07.09.1948
Education: Royal Military Academy, Woolwich.
29.08.1923     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
04.09.1929     transferred, Indian Army (Royal Deccan Horse)
10.12.1935 - 01.1940? Adjutant, Bihar Light Horse
... - ... ...
King,
Rodney Stewart

R.S. King
Son of Lt.Col. Stewart William King (1867-1915), 17th Infantry, Indian Army, late Indian Staff Corps, and Dora Helen Stacey (1870-1958).
Married Helen Queenie Horn (05.10.1906 - (06?).1981), daughter of Clement Samuel Horn (1871-1946), Chief Engineer, late Indian Railways, and Ivy Juliet Sceales (1881-1969); two sons.
18.12.1898
Sialkot, Punjab, now Pakistan
-
(06?).1981
Worthing district, West Sussex
2nd Lt. 30.01.1917 [IA 161]
Lt. 30.01.1918
Capt. 30.01.1921
Maj. 30.01.1935
A/Lt.Col. 25.08.1940-24.11.1940
T/Lt.Col. 25.11.1940-20.12.1941
Lt.Col. 21.12.1941 (retd 08.10.1947)
A/Col. 28.02.1944-(01.1946)
A/Brig. 24.01.1945-30.05.1945
Hon. Col. 08.10.1947 [384260]
Military Cross MC 07.11.1918 *
* When in charge of a patrol sent out to investigate operations of an enemy working party, protected by a covering party, he came under heavy rifle fire. He promptly charged the enemy and dispersed them, killing some and capturing two prisoners. He behaved most gallantly and showed great determination and resource in successfully carrying out his mission.
30.01.1917     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
14.02.1917     commissioned, Indian Army
(1918)     served 29th Lancers (Egypt) (MC)
      served, 7th Cavalry
King-Martin,
John Douglas

J.D. King-Martin
Son of late Lewis King­Martin, Indian Forest Service.
Married (1940) Jeannie Jemima Sheffield Hollins,
daughter of late S.T. Hollins, CIE, Indian Police; one son,
one daughter.
09.03.1915
-
11.04.1993
Polstead, Suffolk
2nd Lt.
31.01.1935
...
...
T/Maj.
14.07.1942-04.01.1948
...
...
Brig.
08.10.1964 (retd 06.04.1970)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
1966
?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
23.07.1957
?
Military Cross MC
08.12.1953
?
Education: Allhallows School; Royal Military College, Sandhurst
31.01.1935


commissioned, Indian Army
1936


3rd Royal Bn 12 Frontier Force Regt, IA (Waziristan Operations, 1936-37)
17.07.1940
-
06.08.1940
Intelligence Officer, ... Infantry Brigade
1940
-
1942
Eritrea, Western Desert (despatches)
1944


Staff College, Quetta
17.02.1945
-
31.12.1945
Brigade Major, HQ ... Indian Infantry Brigade (India & Java)



GSO 2, Indian Inf. Div., Malaya, 1946-47; transferred to RA, 1948; Battery Comdr, 1948-50; DAQMG 2 Inf. Div., 1951-52; Korea, 1952-53; CO, 50 Medium Regt, RA, 1956-57; Suez, Cyprus, 1956-57; Coll. Comdr, RMA Sandhurst, 1958-60; Dep. Comdr and CRA, 17 Gurkha Div., 1961-62; Comdr, 17 Gurkha Div., 1962-64; Comdr, Rhine Area, 1964-67. Lieut­Col 1956; Brig. 1961. ADC to the Queen, 1968-70. Deputy Commander, HQ Eastern District, 1968-70.
Knatchbull-Hugessen,
Robin John Kay

R.J.K. Knatchbull-Hugessen
04.10.1921
-
03.1986
Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire
2nd Lt.
11.10.1941 [325992]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
Lt.
04.04.1944
T/Capt.
09.10.1943-(04.1944)
Capt.
04.10.1948 (retd 29.01.1952; disability) (removed from the Army 03.07.1962 on conviction by the Civil Power)
11.10.1941


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission to 27.08.1945]
28.04.1945


permanent commission, Royal Armoured Corps
16.07.1947


transferred, 3rd Dragoon Guards
Knight,
Harold Nigel

R.A. Knight
Married ...; ... children (one son?)
02.01.1915
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L/Bdr. ?
2nd Lt. 18.03.1943 [EC ...]
WS/Lt. 01.09.1943
01.10.1945, seniority 01.09.1943 [355818] (reld > 08.1946, < 12.1946)
18.03.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
01.10.1945     transferred, Corps of Royal Engineers (Movement Control Section)
       

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