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1939-1945

 

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Sahukar,
Adi Kaikhusaroo
A.K. Sahukar

Married; ... children (one son?).
?
-
11.2008 still alive
2nd Lt.
28.11.1941? [IC 1081 / IEC 2459]
Lt.
?
Mentioned in Despatches MID
29.11.1945
Italy
28.11.1941?
 
 
commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commision]
1941
-
1946
served Royal Indian Army Service Corps, being attached to various formations in North Africa, PAI Force, Italy, Greece and the UK
Served on in the Independent Indian Army, retiring as a Brigadier in 1969.
Sainter,
James Dow
J.D. Sainter
03.01.1896
-
07.1986
Surrey Mid Eastern district, Surrey
Lt. 07.05.1917 [IA 548]
A/Capt. 04.01.1919-02.05.1920
Capt. 03.05.1920
Bt. Maj. 01.01.1933
Maj. 03.05.1934
A/Lt.Col. 07.08.1940-06.11.1940
T/Lt.Col. 07.11.1940-02.05.1942
Lt.Col. 03.05.1942 (retd 14.01.1948)
Military Cross MC 20.10.1916 *
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 - -
Victory Medal VM - -
Mentioned in Despatches MID 20.10.1916 ?
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Pacific Star Pac St - -
British War Medal 1939-1945 BWM 39|45 - -
* For conspicuous gallantry during a raid. He led the left flank party of a raid in which forty or fifty of the enemy were killed and one prisoner captured. Previous to the raid he carried out and placed a torpedo in the enemy wire within 25 yards of the enemy trenches. He personally accounted for three of the enemy with his revolver, and, previous to the raid, carried out fine reconnaissances.
07.1915 - 15.09.1917 mobilized Territorial Force  for 2 years, 40 days (6th Battalion The Seaforth Highlanders; from 12.07.1916 France/Flanders; served in the battles of the Somme and Ancre, he was wounded on 13 November 1916 at Beaumont Hamel and was invalided to England)
07.05.1917     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
16.09.1917     commissioned, Indian Army (1st Battalion 66th Punjab Regiment)
(1933)     2nd Battalion 1st Punjab Regiment
? - 02.1942 Commanding Officer, 6th Battalion 1st Punjab Regiment (captured at the fall of Singapore)
02.1942 - 1945 POW in Japanese captivity (Senior British Officer at Nakom Pathom Camp)
Sama,
C M
C.M. Sama (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
?
-
Maj.
(1947)
...
-
...
...
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command, India (Poona)
Sampey,
Alexander William
"Alec"
A.W. Sampey (Photo courtesy of Emma Sparkes)
Son of Norman Edgar Sampey (1881-1959), physician & surgeon, and Olive Ethel Stokes (1880-1945).
Married 1st ((03?).1933, St Marylebone district, London; divorced 1934) Barbara Ruth Cox (12.09.1911 - 01.03.1990), daughter (with one sister) of John William Cox (1875-), and Ethel May Best (1878-); one son.
Married 2nd ((09?).1935, Devonport district, Devon) Enid Elsie Leathlean Penhall ((03?).1909 - 16.11.1963); two daughters.
15.11.1908
Dublin, Ireland
-
04.09.1962
Royal Victoria Hospital, Boscombe, Hampshire (formerly of Ferndown, Dorset)
Lt. (prob.) 23.04.1935 [MZ/14268]
Capt. (prob.) 23.04.1936
Capt. 08.1942, seniority 23.04.1935
A/Maj. 20.04.1941-19.07.1941
T/Maj. 20.07.1941-09.03.1943
WS/Maj. 10.03.1943
Maj. 23.04.1945 (retd 01.07.1948)
A/Lt.Col. 10.12.1942-09.03.1943
T/Lt.Col. 10.03.1943-13.04.1943,
18.05.1944-25.06.1944
Hon. Lt.Col. 01.07.1948
Education: London Hospital; MRCS Eng, LRCP Lond 1933.
23.04.1935     commissioned, Indian Medical Service
... - ... ...
Post-war a medical practitioner.
Sanders,
Gerard Arthur Ingalton
G.A.I. Sanders (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
Married (1932).
12.06.1900
South Stoneham distrct, Hampshire
-
(03?).1980
Yeovilton district, Somerset
2nd Lt.
15.04.1919 [IA 414]
Lt.
15.04.1920
Capt.
15.04.1925
Maj.
15.04.1937
A/Lt.Col.
15.11.1940-14.02.1941
T/Lt.Col.
15.02.1941-16.03.1941,
21.11.1941-14.04.1945
Lt.Col.
15.04.1945 (retd 10.05.1949)
15.04.1919
 
 
commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
22.04.1919
 
 
commissioned, Indian Army
...
-
...
...
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command, India (Poona)
?
-
12.06.1955
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit] [402872]
Sanderson,
Victor George
V.G. Sanderson (Photo courtesy of Mr Nick Sanderson)
Son of George W. Sanderson, and Alice M. Keen.
19.09.1917
Blean district, Kent
-
08.1990
Canterbury district, Kent
2nd Lt. 10.06.1941 [EC 2500]
WS/Lt. 10.06.1941
T/Capt. ?
WS/Capt. 27.11.1944 (reld 09.11.1953)
T/Maj. 27.11.1944-(04.1946)
Mentioned in Despatches MID 05.04.1945 Burma / Eastern Frontier of India
10.06.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served Royal Indian Army Service Corps
09.11.1953     short service commission (30.04.1954 cancelled)
Sanjid Gul
Sanjid Gul (Photo courtesy of Hidayat Ullah Khattak) Sanjid Gul (Photo courtesy of Hidayat Ullah Khattak)
Sanjid Gul (Photo courtesy of Hidayat Ullah Khattak)
18.01.1919
-
1979
Village Latamber, District Karak, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
2nd Lt. 22.02.1942 [IEC 4022]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
T/Capt. ? ?
      service for pension in ranks 18.01.1937-21.02.1942, i.e. 5 years, 35 days (half to count)
      Indian Military Academy (Dheradhun, India)
22.02.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [Indian emergency commission]
      15th Punjab Regiment (served in Italy)
Savage,
William Dudley
W.D. Savage W.D. Savage

20.03.1920
Gulval, nr Penzance
-
25.11.2008
nursing home nr Liskeard
L/Bdr.
?
2nd Lt.
12.08.1943
WS/Lt.
12.02.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
A/Capt. ?
1945 ?
British Army:
 
WS/Lt. 
01.09.1945, seniority 12.02.1944 [350042]
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) MBE
1978
?



served in the ranks
12.08.1943
 
 
commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
01.09.1945
 
 
transferred, The Devonshire Regiment
BBC broadcaster of popular organ music.
Scoones,
Sir Geoffry Allen Percival
G.A.P. Scoones G.A.P. Scoones  
 
Son of Major Fitzmaurice Thomas Le Fevre Scoones, of the Royal Fusiliers, and his wife, Florence (née Osborne).
Elder brother of Gen. Sir Reginald Lawrence Scoones.

25.01.1893
-
19.09.1975
[Ashdon, Saffron Walden, Essex ?]
2nd Lt.
20.01.1912 [40494]
...
...
Col.
29.01.1939, seniority 01.01.1936
A/Brig.
17.05.1940-16.11.1940
T/Brig.
17.11.1940-16.04.1942
A/Maj.Gen.
17.04.1941-16.04.1942
T/Maj.Gen.
17.04.1942-16.09.1942
Maj.Gen.
17.09.1942
A/Lt.Gen.
01.08.1942-31.07.1943
T/Lt.Gen.
01.08.1943-05.06.1944
Lt.Gen.
06.06.1944, seniority 02.04.1944
Gen.
15.04.1946, seniority 30.06.1945 (retd 23.05.1948 *)
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
01.01.1947
New Year 47
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) KBE
1944
?
Companion of the Star of India CSI
11.06.1942
HM's birthday 42
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE
1935
?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
1917
?
Military Cross MC
?
?
* retained on the Special List (Ex-Indian Army) British Army to 30.06.1949, while employed with the Defence Staff, Commonwealth Relations Office
20.01.1912


commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
08.03.1913


commissioned, Indian Army
...
-
...
...
29.01.1939
-
16.05.1940
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), ... (India)
17.05.1940
-
16.04.1941
Deputy Director Military Operations, India
17.04.1941
-
08.04.1942
Director Military Operations & Intelligence, India
09.04.1942
-
31.07.1942
General Officer Commanding, 19th Indian Infantry Division (India)
01.08.1942
-
08.12.1944
Corps Commander, IV Corps (India, Burma)
19.12.1944
-
(01.1946)
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Central Command, India (special appointment)
1947
-
01.08.1949
ADC General to HM the King
British High Commidssioner in New Zealand, 1953-1957.
Scott,
Edward
E. Scott (Photo courtesy of Mr Robin Smith)
?
-
2nd Lt. 02.04.1942
... ...
(02.1942)     "A" Company, Officer Training School, Belgaum (India)
02.04.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Scott,
James Bruce
J.B. Scott
Son of late James Scott, CIE, Westfield, Dorking.
Married (1923) Nancy Claridge, daughter of W.R. Davies, JP; two sons.
25.12.1892
-
30.05.1974
London
2nd Lt.
20.01.1912 [191952]
Lt.
20.04.1914
Capt.
20.01.1916
A/Maj.
23.08.1918-31.03.1919
Maj.
20.01.1929
Bt. Lt.Col.
01.01.1934
Lt.Col.
02.11.1936
Col.
21.12.1939, seniority 01.01.1937
local Brig.
29.06.1939-30.09.1939
T/Brig.
07.11.1939-30.06.1942
A/Maj.Gen.
01.07.1941-30.06.1942
T/Maj.Gen.
01.07.1942-19.06.1943
Maj.Gen.
20.06.1943 (retd 10.05.1947)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.01.1944
New Year 44
Distinguished Service Order DSO
28.10.1942
Burma
Military Cross MC
1918
?
Mentioned in Despatches MID
?
?
Mentioned in Despatches MID
?
?
Mentioned in Despatches MID
?
?
Mentioned in Despatches MID
?
?
20.01.1912


commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
12.03.1913


commissioned, Indian Army
01.04.1932
-
31.12.1933
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), AHQ, India
1935
-
1939
Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion 8th Gurkha Rifles
29.06.1939
-
30.09.1939
Commander, [1st Burma ?] Brigade
07.11.1939
-
30.06.1941
Commander, 1st Burma Brigade
01.07.1941
-
19.06.1942
General Officer Commanding, 1st Burma Division
20.06.1942
-
27.03.1943
General Officer Commanding, 39th Indian Light Division
1942?
-
1943?
Inspector of Infantry (India)
(03?).1943
-
12.11.1946
Commander, Peshawar District
 
Scott,
John Burridge
J.B. Scott
21.03.1923
London
-
11.04.1981
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Pte.
?
2nd Lt.
21.11.1943 [EC 11645]
Lt.
?
Capt.
? (reld 11.02.1946; ill-health)
Hon. Capt.
11.02.1946
Education: D.Phil. (history).



served in the ranks (initially possbily with Seaforth Highlanders)
21.11.1943
 
 
commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]



possibly serving with Frontier Force Rifles, then in Malaysia & Kenya
Invited and attended Queen Elizabeth's Coronation. Later Captain in South African Navy Marines.
Scott,
John Powell
J.P. Scott
Son of ... Scott, and ... Powell.
21.10.1919
Newton Abbot district, Devon
-
2nd Lt. 01.07.1939 [IA 1052]
Lt. 01.01.1941
A/Capt. 15.01.1942-14.04.1942
T/Capt. 15.04.1942-...
WS/Capt. ?, seniority 03.04.1942
Capt. 01.07.1946
T/Maj. (1946)
Mentioned in Despatches MID 16.12.1943 Burma / Eastern Frontier of India
Mentioned in Despatches MID 19.09.1946 Burma
01.07.1939     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
29.01.1940     commissioned, Indian Army
      12th Frontier Force Rifles
Sellen,
Lancelot Harry
L.H. Sellen
Married (03?).1929, Madras) Lilian Rowlands.
17.11.1901
-
12.1985
Chelmsford district, Essex
Wt.Offr.
?
T/Lt. (Assistant Commissary)
24.12.1941 [OS/330]
WS/Capt.
06.01.1944 (reld 01.04.1952)
A/Maj.
1943?
2nd Lt. TA
25.02.1952 [422928]
Capt. TA
25.02.1952 (reld 31.03.1956)
T/Maj. TA
?
Hon. Maj.
31.03.1956
c. 1920
 
 
joined Cheshire Regiment
1926
-
1941
served in the ranks, Indian Army Ordnance Corps
24.12.1941
 
 
commissioned, Indian Army Departments [emergency commission]
(1943?)
 
 
Deputy Assistant Director of Ordnance Services (DADOS), HQ 14th Army



221st Advanced Ordnance Depot (Imphal?)
25.02.1952
-
31.03.1956
commissioned, General List - Territorial Army
Setten,
John Westcott
J.W. Setten
Son (with two brothers and one sister) of John W. Setten (1871?-1919), manufacturer, and Marguerite E. Jacot (?-1966).
Brother of Lt. (E) William Borel Setten, RN.
Married ((12?).1938, Bromley district, Kent) Marjorie Richards (01.11.1909 - 12.1978); three sons.
28.03.1912
Moseley, Birmingham, King's Norton district, Warwickshire
-
03.01.2000
Sarasota, Florida, USA
Ordnance Mechanical Engineer (with rank of 2nd Lt.) 26.01.1943
Ordnance Mechanical Engineer (with rank of Lt.) 26.01.1943, seniority 26.01.1938 (reld < 04.1947)
A/Maj. ? ?
Education: Sherborne School (1925-1930); Corpus Christi College, Oxford (1930-).
26.01.1943     commissioned, Indian Army Ordnance Corps [emergency commission]
Motor & aeronautical engineer. Emigrated to Toronto, Canada where he worked for DeHaviland Aircraft and, subsequently, to Connecticut, USA where he worked for Sikorsky Helicopters. He retired in the mid-sixties to Sarasota FL.
Shakespear,
Henry Gordon Wyndham
H.G.W. Shakespear (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta) H.G.W. Shakespear (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)
H.G.W. Shakespear
Second son of Maj. Wyndham Biddulph Shakespear (1888-1976), and Dorothy F.E. Crowdy (?-1965), of Sirmoor, Fordingbridge, Hampshire.
Married (1948) Jean Elizabeth Bernard, daughter of Mr & Mrs J.L. Bernard, of Bombay; one son, two daughters.

28.06.1920
Shillong, Assam
-
13.04.2009
Mattingley, Hampshire
2nd Lt. 22.10.1939 [IA 1214]
Lt. 22.04.1941
A/Capt. 01.01.1940-30.10.1940,
15.03.1941-07.04.1941,
01.01.1942-05.02.1942
T/Capt. 06.02.1942-02.02.1944
WS/Capt. 03.02.1944
Capt. 14.03.1948, seniority 01.07.1946 [380241]
A/Maj. 03.11.1943-02.02.1944
T/Maj. 03.02.1944-03.01.1945,
15.06.1945-13.03.1948,
19.11.1948-21.10.1952
Maj. 22.10.1952
Lt.Col. 20.10.1960 (supernumerary 20.10.1963) (retd 28.06.1975)
Military Cross MC 08.03.1945 Italy
Mentioned in Despatches MID 31.05.1963 Brunei
Black Star of Brunei.
Education: Malvern College (1934.3-1938.1; Army VI, Senior Chapel Prefect, Head of House, C.XI 1936-38, F.XXII, rackets cols.); Royal Military College, Sandhurst (Cricket & Rackets Blues); Staff College (1951; psc).
22.10.1939     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
30.03.1940     commissioned, Indian Army
      served at Dehra Dun
1941 - 1943 Indian Small Arms School
1943 - 1948? 1st Battalion 2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles) (North Africa, Italy [wounded], Greece, India [wounded], Singapore)
14.03.1948     commissioned, 2nd Gurkha Rifles - Gurkha Regiment
1949 - 1950 Commander, Boys Training Company, Brigade of Gurkhas (North Malaya)
11.09.1953 - 26.09.1955 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), ... Infantry Division - Territorial Army
16.04.1959 - 12.10.1960 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2) (Infantry), 12th School of Military Engineering
14.11.1964 - 24.11.1966 General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1) (Training), HQ Southern Command
12.12.1966 - (02.1967) Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster-General (AA&QMG), HQ Lines of Communications
Sharland,
Robert Edgar
R.E. Sharland (Photo courtesy of Mr David S.C. Wilson)
?
-
Bdr. ?
2nd Lt. 22.08.1943
WS/Lt. 03.11.1943
? - 22.08.1943 'A' Company, 4 Wing, Officers' Training School, Mhow
22.08.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Sharp,
Lawrence Adair
L.A. Sharp
Married (05.11.1938, Kanpur, India) Lillian Pilling Catterall; ... children (one son?).
22.04.1900
Trelawny, Jamaica
-
2nd Lt. 01.11.1941 (reld > 04.1947)
Maj. ? ?
01.11.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      8th Gurkha Rifles
Shaughnessy,
John
J. Shaughnessy
?
-
Pte. ?
2nd Lt. 10.09.1941
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
T/Capt. 28.09.1944-(04.1946)
10.09.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Shaw,
Reginald Cairns
R.C. Shaw (Photo courtesy of Mrs Hazel Hogan)
Son of Fred Shaw.
Married (01.09.1934, West Parade Chapel, Wakefield, Yorkshire) Barbara Hutchinson, daughter of James Pawson Hutchinson; three daughters.
02.12.1906
-
03.1992
St Albans district, Hertfordshire
Sgt. ?
2nd Lt. 02.02.1943 [EC 7086]
WS/Lt. ? (reld 29.08.1944; ill-health)
T/Capt. 01.12.1943-29.08.1944
Hon. Capt. 29.08.1944
Rivers Board laboratory clerk.
02.02.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
His daughter writes: "My father worked at a wireless station in India intercepting and decoding messages. He was in the Intelligence Corps so assigned a Regular Army unit in case of capture. This unit was the 7th Rajputs a renowned fighting corps. Which he found most amusing as he was underweight, partially sighted and in todays idiom rather a geek. "
Shearer,
William
W. Shearer (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Shearer)
Son of Mr & Mrs J. Shearer, of Aberdeen.
Married (20.06.1920) Marjorie ...; two sons, one daughter.
27.05.1896
Aberdeen, Scotland
-
12.11.1972
Eastbourne, East Sussex
2nd Lt. 17.11.1917 [IA 1338]
2nd Lt. 03.09.1940 (reld < 04.1944)
WS/Lt. 1941
A/Capt. 20.01.1941
T/Capt. 1941-22.07.1941
A/Maj. 25.09.1941
T/Maj. 1942?-1944?
Education: Robert Cordons College, Aberdeen.
      joined the Burma Rifles at the end of WWI after serving with the Gordon Highlanders in France; Captain at Waziristan between the wars; passed examinations for rank of Capt. (1927) & Maj. (1928)
03.09.1940     commissioned, Indian Army (Royal Indian Army Service Corps) [emergency commission]
07.09.1940 - 19.01.1941 Assistant, Base Supply Depot, Quetta
20.01.1941 - 21.07.1941 Supply Adjutant, HQ [NW Distr.?] RIASC Regiment
22.07.1941 - 29.03.1942 Supply Training Centre RIASC (for No. 1 Supply Training Battalion, from 25.09.1941 as Second-in-Command)
30.03.1942 - 31.01.1943 19th Indian Divisional Regiment RIASC (Secunderabad)
01.02.1943 - 28.03.1943 Southern Army
29.03.1943 - 28.04.1943 [Waziristan District?] Regiment RIASC
29.04.1943 - 03.05.1943 Indian Station Supply Depot RIASC, Mangai
04.05.1943 - 25.03.1944 Indian Station Supply Depot RIASC, Bannu (from 07.07.1943 acting in command)
Insurance agent.
Sheil-Small,
Denis Humphrey Valentine
D.H.V. Sheil-Small
1923
-
L/Cpl.
?
2nd Lt.
15.11.1942 [EC 8908]
WS/Lt.
15.05.1943
T/Capt.
24.11.1943-(04.1946)
WS/Capt.
?
A/Maj.
(1945)
Capt. RARO
30.05.1951 [416366]
Hon. Maj.
30.05.1951
Military Cross MC
12.07.1945
Burma
15.11.1942


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]



served 8th Gurkha Rifles
30.05.1951
-
14.02.1966
Brigade of Gurkhas - Regular Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
Published: The gurkhas (1966; with Harold James); The undeclared war: the story of the Indonesian confrontation, 1962-1966 (1971; with Harold James); A pride of Gurkhas : the 2nd King Edward VII’s Own Goorkhas (the Sirmoor Rifles), 1948-1971 (1975; with Harold James); Green shadows : a Gurkha story (1982)
Shelton,
Trevor Newbery
T.N. Shelton (Photo courtesy of Mr Howard Shelton)
Son (with two sisters and one brother) of George Phillips Shelton (1861-1941), and Alice Katherine Newbery (1868-1941).
Married (18.04.1925, Maymyo, Bengal, India) Ivy Kathleen Brunker (06.06.1904 - 02.12.1988); one son.
03.09.1895
Simla, India
-
03.09.1940
British Military Hospital, Murree, India
[Karachi War Cemetery, Pakistan, 8.B.5]
T/2nd Lt. 25.01.1915-30.06.1917
T/Lt. 01.07.1917-13.01.1919
Lt. 25.10.1916
Lt. (prob) 14.01.1919, seniority 25.10.1916 [IA 590]
Lt. 14.01.1920, seniority 25.10.1916
Capt. 20.10.1919
Maj. 20.10.1933
A/Lt.Col. 10.05.1940-23.05.1940
Lt.Col. 24.05.1940
Military Cross MC 10.06.1921 on the recommendation of the Government of India, for distinguished service in the field with the Waziristan Force [to be dated 01.08.1920]
Education: Framlingham College (1908-1912).
      served in the ranks for 144 days
25.01.1915     commissioned, Infantry (attached The Leicestershire Regiment (7th Battalion)) [temporary commission]
06.11.1918     probationer to Indian Army
14.01.1919     commissioned, Indian Army (15th Sikhs)
(1921)     attached 19th Punjabis (MC)
18.11.1930 - 31.12.1931 Attached Officer (Supplies), Northern Command, India
01.01.1932 - 14.10.1933 Staff Captain India
15.10.1933 - 31.03.1936 Deputy Assistant Director of Supplies and Transport India
1930? - 03.09.1940 served Royal Indian Army Service Corps [may have been attached to Burma Military Police ??]
Shepherd,
Douglas Andrew
D.A. Shepherd (Photo courtesy of Mr Douglas A. Shepherd Jr.) D.A. Shepherd (Photo courtesy of Mr Douglas A. Shepherd Jr.)
Youngest son (with two sisters and two brothers) of Capt. Ernest Andrew Shepherd (1866-1928), Pilot Captain, Singapore Pilot Service & Master Mariner, Straits Steamship Company, and Katherine Margret Russell Black (1876-1938).
Married (04.01.1949, Bandung, Java, Netherlands East Indies) Angeline Désirée Engelke (1921-1996), youngest daughter of Bernhard Friedrich Engelke (1880-1962), and Emma Keijzer (1894-1967); one son, one daughter.
03.10.1910
Straits Settlement of Singapore

27.07.1987
Glendale, Los Angeles County, CA, USA
2nd Lt. 21.11.1941 [EC 5830]
WS/Lt. 23.04.1942 (reld 13.06.1947)
A/Capt. 22.01.1942-21.04.1942
T/Capt. 22.04.1942-13.06.1947
Hon. Capt. 13.06.1947
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Burma Star Bur St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
British War Medal 1939-1945 BWM 39|45 - -

Education: Cliftonville School, Margate, Kent (Sports Captain final year; winner of the silver challenge bowl at the Schoolboys’ Own Exhibition, London (1927) for best aggregate score (30 bull’s eyes) miniature rifle range).
Bookkeeper at Paterson, Simons & Co, London office. Radio technician, Philco, London, 1928-1937. Planter, Forestry Dept, P & T Lands (Pamanoekan and Tjiasem Lands) Subang, Java, Netherlands East Indies [Anglo-Dutch Plantations], 1937-1941. Played cricket, hockey, rugby, football for P & T Lands in Java and (after the war) hockey, cricket for 1st XI Singapore Cricket Club.

1941     enlisted service, South Staffordshire Regiment
1941     Officers' Training School Belgaum, India
21.11.1941     commissioned, Indian Army (attached 1st Punjab Regiment) [emergency commission]
21.11.1941 - 31.12.1941 attached, Sind District HQ Karachi (for training in cipher duties & posted pro forma)
05.01.1942 - 19.01.1942 permanently transferred, GHQ New Delhi
22.01.1942 - 04.08.1942 cipher officer, 204 (British Military) Mission, Chunking, China
(09.)1942 - 18.10.1942 intelligence course, Indian Special Wireless Depot, Abbottabad, NW Frontier
05.11.1942 - (03.)1943 attached, ‘A’ Indian Special Wireless Group, EWSC (Eastern Wireless Sub-Centre), Barrackpore (Calcutta)
01.05.1943     Intelligence Officer, 54 Wireless Intelligence Section / [115 Special Wireless Section Type ‘B’] (Ukhiya, Bengal-Burma frontier / Bawli Bazar, Arakan, Burma)
22.10.1943     Intelligence Officer, 202 Special Wireless Section Type ‘B’ (Ukhiya, Bengal / Arakan, Burma)
01.06.1945     Intelligence Officer, GHQ New Delhi
05.02.1946     Intelligence Officer, 200 Indian Special Intelligence Company, SEAC, (Singapore)
27.04.1946     Struck off Strength this unit ‘X’ List & ALFSEA to India Command on posting to 1st Punjab Regimental Centre, Jhelum, (Punjab)
(10.)1946     attached, HQ Bombay Sub-Area
31.10.1946 - 20.03.1947 Struck off Duty. Release Class ‘A’, Group 27. Country of Release Australia (embarked SS Marella for Melbourne)
20.03.1947 - 13.06.1947 overseas service and release leave pending release
Sheppard,
Donald George
D.G. Sheppard (Photo courtesy of Mr David S.C. Wilson)
?
-
Cpl. ?
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]
Sheppard,
Frederick Augustus Berrill
F.A.B. Sheppard
Son of Charles Augustus Sheppard, and Alice Berrill, later of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, and formerly of Alston, Northumberland, UK.
Married (06.11.1931, Greenwich district, London) Grace Mildred Morling, daughter of William Archibald Morling (1876-1931), and May Morling, of Maidstone, Kent & Ramsgate, Kent; two sons, two daughters.
21.04.1904
Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
-
31.07.1987
Lt. 02.02.1932, seniority 02.02.1931 [MZ/10389]
Capt. 02.02.1934
Maj. 02.08.1940 (retd 08.06.1949)
Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire CIE 01.01.1947 New Year 47: service at Madras
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) OBE 12.06.1941 HM's birthday 41: service at Madras
Education: in Rockhampton; Charters Towers, Queensland; Melbourne University (06.1922-08.1929; MB, BS, 1929); FRCS (Eng) (1936), FRCS (C) (1948), FACS (1951).
Resident Medical Officer, Melbourne Hospital, 1930. Surgical registrar, Napier Hospital, Napier, New Zealand (destroyed by earthquake), 30.10.1930-04.02.1931. Went to UK. Surgical resgistrar in the Seaman's hospital Greenwich, 06.1931-12.1931.
02.02.1932     commissioned, Indian Medical Service
      training as a junior officer at Aldershot, then training in tropical medicine
12.10.1932 - 15.01.1934 posted to Quetta (NW Frontier of India)
20.01.1934 - 20.12.1935 posted to Poona (India) (specializing in otology)
21.12.1935 - 02;09.1936 return to UK on extended study leave
09.1936 - 03.1938 transferred to the civil branch of the IMS, was next posted to Cocanada
05.03.1938 - 17.02.1941 District Medical Officer, Madura, Madras (India) (responsible for the completion of the Erskine Hospital in Madura)
22.02.1941 - 15.04.1945 Chief of Surgery, Hospital & Professor of Surgery, Andhra Medical College (Vizagatapam, Madras, South India)
04.1945 - 03.1947 Chief of Surgery and Superintendant of the General Hospital & Professor of Surgery (Madura, Madras)
Left India, 1947, took up a position with the Winnipeg Clinic in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, for a short while before going in to private practice. Chief of surgery at the Miseracordia Hospital in Winnipeg. Left Winnipeg in September 1954, returning to Australia, where he practised in Toowoomba from 1955 to 1966. He returned to Canada with his wife, for a while before returning again to Australia in 1974.
BStJ, 01.01.1946.
Shields,
Ronald William
R.W. Shields (Photo courtesy of Col. Ronald A. Dabbieri, US Army (Ret)) R.W. Shields (Photo courtesy of Col. Ronald A. Dabbieri, US Army (Ret))
16.11.1916
Londonderry, Northern Ireland
-
04.12.1967
Norfolk, Virginia, USA (drowned)
Bdr. ?
2nd Lt. 20.09.1942
WS/Lt. 20.03.1943
A/Capt. ...-06.03.1943
T/Capt. 07.03.1943-13.09.1943,
22.09.1943-(04.1946)
Lt. 01.09.1947, seniority 20.03.1943 [386805]
Capt. 01.04.1951
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD 19.09.1958 -
Territorial Efficiency Decoration TD 19.09.1958 1st clasp
20.09.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      9th Gurkha Rifles (Burma)
(10.1945)     Staff Captain of a Brigade
      Special List (ex-Indian Army)
01.09.1947 - 02.02.1959 commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery - Territorial Army
02.02.1959 - 16.11.1966 Territorial Army Reserve of Officers [age limit]
A relative writes: "He joined the Territorials in early 1939 and was immediately activated. He served in France, Egypt, Sudan, Aden, Palestine, Malta, and Libya, and was seriously wounded in an air strafing attack in the Western Desert fighting Rommel. While hospitalized in Cairo he accepted an opportunity to attend the Military Academy in India and was commissioned in the 9th Gurkha Rifles in September 1942."
Shore,
the Hon. Lionel Charles Frederick
L.C.F. Shore (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta) L.C.F. Shore (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)
L.C.F. Shore (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)
Son of Hugh Aglionby Shore, 6th Baron Teignmouth (1881-1964), and of Anna Adelaide Caroline Marsh (1886-1976), of Clevedon, Somerset.
03.01.1918
Dublin, Ireland
-
20.07.1944
(KIA) [age 26]
[Arezzo War Cemetery, Italy, III.D.9]
2nd Lt. 27.01.1938 [IA 903]
Lt. 27.04.1940
A/Capt. 05.07.1940-04.10.1940
T/Capt. 05.10.1940-18.10.1940,
03.12.1940-(04.1944)
A?/Maj. ?
 
Education: Wellington College (1931.3-1936.2; Murray House; House Prefect; Cricket XI); Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
27.01.1938     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
11.04.1939     commissioned, Indian Army
(1942) - 20.07.1944 1st Battalion 2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles) (North Africa & Italy)
Sibal,
H K
H.K. Sibal (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
?
-
Maj.
(1947)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) MBE
?
?
...
-
...
...
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command, India (Poona)
Sievwright,
Charles Frederick Hume
C.F.H. Sievwright
Married Gladys H. Thompson.
02.04.1917
-
late 1970s ?
2nd Lt.
28.01.1937 [398241]
Lt.
28.04.1939
A/Capt.
18.02.1940-16.03.1940,
06.04.1940-07.06.1940
T/Capt.
08.06.1940-23.02.1941,
12.05.1941-...,
02.01.1943-20.03.1943
WS/Capt.
03.02.1944
Capt.
28.01.1945
A/Maj.
03.11.1943-02.02.1944
T/Maj.
03.02.1944-(01.1946),
06.11.1948-27.01.1950
Maj.
28.01.1950
T/Lt.Col.
25.04.1955-06.01.1959
Lt.Col.
07.01.1959
T/Col.
04.02.1963-23.03.1963
Col.
24.03.1953 (retd 02.04.1972)
Education: Staff College (psc)
28.01.1937
 
 
commissioned Unattached List (for Indian Army)
02.04.1938
 
 
commissioned, Indian Army
?
-
?
?
06.11.1948
 
 
transferred, Royal Army Ordnance Corps
21.01.1947
-
23.07.1947
Deputy Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster-General, ... Infantry Brigade
13.03.1950
-
26.03.1952
Deputy Assistant Director of Ordnance Services, War Office
09.08.1953
-
13.04.1955
Deputy Assistant Director of Ordnance Services, HQ 1 Corps, British Army of the Rhine
17.02.1960
-
24.05.1962
CP & WSO, COD Chilwell
16.06.1962
-
30.01.1963
Officer-in-Charge of Technical Administration HQ Stores Organization RAOC
04.02.1963
-
29.06.1966
SPO, COD Bicester, Southern Command
15.07.1966
-
(02.1967)
Assistant Quartermaster-General (Colonel "Q"), Ministry of Defence
Sifton,
James Elgood
J.E. Sifton
(09?).1908
Fulham district, London
-
2nd Lt. 09.08.1941
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld < 04.1947)
T/Capt. 31.10.1942-(04.1946)
09.08.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served Indian Army Ordnance Corps
Sigamani,
M D
M. Sigamani (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
?
-
Capt.
(1947)
...
-
...
...
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command, India (Poona)
Sim,
William
W. Sim
01.05.1914
Edinburgh, Scotland
-
1988
New Zealand
2nd Lt. 09.11.1940
WS/Lt. 09.05.1942
WS/Capt. ? (reld > 04.1947)
T/Maj. ?
Mentioned in Despatches MID 13.01.1944 Middle East
09.11.1940     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served 13 Duke of Connaught's Own Lancers, Indian Armoured Corps
Simmonds,
Eric William
E.W. Simmonds
*Also known as E.W. Pope-Simmonds.
Married (1950, Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia) Dorothy Florence Annette "Anne" Sharman; twin son & daughter (died at birth), one adopted daughter.
?
-
?
Tpr. ?
2nd Lt. 03.09.1944 [EC 14626]
WS/Lt. 10.10.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
Lt. 01.01.1949 [412265]
Hon. Capt. ?

Officer of the Legion of Merit (OLM) Civil Division, 1978. Rhodesia General Service Medal, 1981.

Male sorting clerk and telegraphist, Post Office (March, Wisbech), 11.1936.
      served in the ranks, Royal Armoured Corps
03.09.1944     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
01.01.1949 - 19.11.1958 10th Gurkha Rifles - Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Lived in Southern Rhodesia. Served as Assistant Registrar and finally as Registrar-General until 1980.
Simpson,
Joseph Leonard Leslie
J.L.L. Simpson
26.02.1901
Bristol district, Gloucestershire
-
(09?).1973
Mansfield district, Nottinghamshire
Conductor ?
Assistant Ordnance Mechanical Engineer (with rank of T/Lt.) 01.12.1940 [OW 88]
T/Capt. 15.01.1942-(04.1944)
WS/Capt. 01.07.1944
Electrical Mechanical Assistant Engineer (with rank of Lt.) 11.03.1945 (retd 07.09.1947)
T/Maj. 01.07.1944-(04.1947)
Hon. Capt. 07.09.1947
Capt. 29.08.1951 [418703] (reld 05.09.1956)
Hon. Maj. 29.08.1951
01.12.1940     commissioned, Indian Army Departments [emergency commission]
11.03.1945     permanent commission
1947?     Special List (ex-Indian Army)
29.08.1951 - 05.09.1956 commissioned, Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers - Regular Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
Singh,
Dharam
D. Singh (Photo courtesy of Lt.Col. R.P. Singh (retd))

16.07.1910
Badesara, District Bhiwani, Haryana, India
-
18.08.1984
2nd Lt. 15.05.1941 [IC 2447]
Lt. 1943?
Capt. 15.11.1945
Maj. 03.1948
Lt.Col. 11.1948
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Africa Star Afr St - -
Burma Star Bur St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
British War Medal 1939-1945 BWM 39|45 - -
Indian Independence Medal; General Service Medal 1947; Sainya Seva Medal; Wound Medal; Maha Vir Chakra (08.11.1948)
08.02.1933     enlisted, Indian Army (19th Hyderabad Regiment)
15.05.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [Indian commission]
      1/19th Hyderabad Regiment (served in Iraq, Persia, Egypt, Palestine as part of PAI Force in Middle East and Africa (04.10.1941-10.07.1944) and Burma (12.1944-07.1946))
15.08.1947     redesignated: 1st (Para) Battalion 3 Kumaon; commanded the battalion in the first Indo-Pakistan War of 1947 in Jammu & Kashmir; wounded
Singh,
Parkash
P. Singh
Son of Udham Singh; husband of Giano, of Kanachak, Kathua, Kashmir.

01.04.1913
Kanachak Village, Kashmir, India
-
17.02.1945
Burma
(KIA)
[Rangoon Memorial, Burma, face 43]
Jemadar
? [IO 49170]
Victoria Cross VC
01.05.1945
Kanlan Ywathit, Burma 16/17.02.45 *
?
-
17.02.1945
14th Battalion, 13th Frontier Force Rifles
* At Kanlan Ywathit, in Burma, on the night of 16th-17th February, 1945, Jemadar Parkash Singh, 13th Frontier Force Rifles, was in command of a platoon of a rifle Company occupying a Company defended locality. At about 23.00 hours the Japanese, in great strength and supported by artillery, mortars, medium machine guns and, subsequently, flame throwers, initiated a series of fierce attacks on the position. The main weight of the attack was directed against Jemadar Parkash Singh's platoon locality. At .about 23.30 hours Jemadar Parkash Singh was severely wounded in both ankles by machine gun fire and was unable to walk about in his sector. His Company Commander, on being informed of this, ordered Jemadar Parkash Singh to be relieved and brought into a trench beside Company Headquarters, from where he kept shouting encouragement to all his men. A short time afterwards, owing to his relief having been wounded, Jemadar Parkash Singh crawled forward, dragging himself on his hands and knees, to his platoon sector and again took over command. At 00.15 hours, when his Company Commander visited the platoon area, Jemadar Parkash Singh was found, propped up by his batman—who had also been wounded, firing his platoon 2-inch mortar, the crew of which had both been killed, shouting encouragement to his men and directing the fire of his platoon. Having expended all the available 2-inch mortar ammunition,. Jemadar Parkash Singh then crawled around the position collecting ammunition for his platoon from the dead and,wounded. This ammunition he distributed himself. As one complete section of his platoon had by now become casualties, Jemadar Parkash Singh took over their Bren gun and held the Section's sector of the perimeter singlehanded until reinforcements were rushed up by the Company Commander. He fired the gun at this stage from a position completely in the- open as he was unable to stand up in a trench. He was again wounded in both legs, above the knees, by a burst of machine gun fire. In spite of intense pain and the loss of much blood from his wounds, Jemadar Parkash Singh continued firing his Bren gun and dragging himself from place to place only-by the use of his hands, as his legs were now smashed and completely useless. At the same time he continued to encourage and direct his men, regrouping the remnants of his platoon around him so that they successfully held up a fierce Japanese charge which was launched against them. At 01.45 hours Jemadar Parkash Singh was wounded for the third time in the right leg and was so weak from loss of blood that, he was unable to move. Bleeding profusely and lying on his right side with his face towards the enemy, he continued to direct the action of his men, encouraging them to stay their ground. Although it was obvious that he was now dying, Jemadar Parkish Singh shouted out the Dogra War Cry which was immediately taken up by the rest of the Company engaged in hand-to-hand fighting within the perimeter of his locality. His example and leadership at this period so inspired the Company that the enemy was finally driven out from the position. At 02.30 hours Jemadar Parkash Singh was wounded for a fourth time, this time in the chest, by a Japanese grenade. He died a few minutes later after telling his Company Commander not to worry about him for he could easily look after himself. Throughout the period of intense hand-to-hand fighting and heavy machine gun and grenade fire from 23.00 hours until the time of his death at 02.30 hours, Jemadar Parkash Singh conducted himself with conspicuous bravery and complete disregard of his severe wounds, and there is no doubt that his ceaseless encouragement of his platoon, his inspired leadership and outstanding devotion to duty, though himself mortally wounded, played an outstanding part in finally repelling the Japanese with heavy casualties.
Skill,
Reginald Alfred
R.A. Skill
23.03.1906
-
(03?).1982
Kingston upon Thames district, Greater London
2nd Lt. 06.02.1945
06.02.1945     commissioned, Army in Burma Reserve of Officers [emergency commission]
Slade,
Leslie Henry
L.H. Slade
Married (11.12.1942, Christchurch Mhow); one son.
01.06.1908
Alcombe, Dunster, Somerset
-
RQMS
? [5667321]
Lt.
06.01.1945 [EC 15683]



served in the ranks, Somerset Light Infantry
06.01.1945


commissioned, "Special List" of Quartermasters, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Slaughter,
Peter Hanton
P.H. Slaughter (Photo courtesy of Liz Avison)
Married (28.05.1949, Ste Anne de Bellevue, Quebec, Canada) Ruth Mary Avison (26.03.1926 - 12.05.1984), daughter (with three sisters and two brothers) of Henry Reade Charles Avison (1901-1967), and Mary Inez Fry (1901-1995); four sons.
25.09.1923
Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
-
05.06.1996
Nokomis, Sarasota, Florida, USA
Tpr. ?
2nd Lt. 04.04.1943
WS/Lt. 04.10.1943 (reld > 12.1946, < 04.1947)
Education: McGill University, Montreal, Que. (BSc Engineering, 1951).
04.04.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served probably 152nd Indian Parachute Battalion (Burma)
Sleigh,
Joseph William
J.W. Sleigh
Son of ... Sleigh, and ... Taylor.
(03?).1920
Barton upon Irwell district, Lancashire
-
2nd Lt. 14.10.1944 [EC 14016]
WS/Lt. 14.10.1944 (reld < 04.1947)
14.10.1944     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served 9th Gurkha Rifles
Slim,
Hon. John Douglas;
2nd Viscount Slim of Yarralumla and Bishopston
J.D. Slim J.D. Slim
Son of Field Marshal the 1st Viscount Slim, KG, GCB, GCMG, GCVO, GBE, DSO, MC, and Aileen (died 1993), daughter of Rev. J.A. Robertson, MA, Edinburgh.
Succeeded father, 1970.
Married (1958) Elisabeth, daughter of Arthur Rawdon Spinney, CBE; two sons, one daughter.

20.07.1927
-
2nd Lt.
29.07.1945 [EC 16211]
WS/Lt.
29.11.1946
Lt.
31.07.1948, seniority 20.07.1948 [388021]
T/Capt.
29.03.1950-03.03.1952,
12.01.1954-04.05.1955
Capt.
05.05.1955, seniority 20.07.1954
T/Maj.
26.09.1956-09.06.1957,
27.02.1958-21.10.1958,
20.12.1958-20.12.1959,
15.03.1960-19.07.1961
Maj.
20.07.1961
Lt.Col.
30.06.1967 (retd 27.10.1972)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE
01.01.1973
New Year 73
Education: Prince of Wales Royal Indian Military College, Dehra Dun.



Private, The Queen's Regiment
29.07.1945


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission IA to 09.02.1948, Regular Army to 30.07.1948]
1945
-
1948
served 6 Gurkha Rifles, Indian Army
31.07.1948


transferred, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's) [permanent commission]
1952


Special Air Service
1961


Staff College, Camberley
1962
-
1964
Brigade Major, HQ Highland Infantry Bde (TA)
1964


JSSC
1967
-
1970
Commander, 22 Special Air Service Regiment
1970
-
1972
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1) (Special Forces), HQ UK Land Forces
President, Burma Star Association, 1971-. Vice-President, Britain-Australia Society, 1988- (Chairman, 1978-1984); Vice-Chairman, Arab-British Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 1977-1996. Master, Clothworkers' Co., 1995-1996. FRGS 1983. DL Greater London, 1988. Chairman, 1976-1991, and non­executive Deputy Chairman, since 1991, Peek plc (formerly Peek Holdings); Director, Trailfinders Ltd, since 1984, and a number of other companies.
Slim,
Sir William Joseph
"Bill";
1st Viscount Slim
W.J. Slim W.J. Slim
W.J. Slim W.J. Slim
W.J. Slim W.J. Slim
W.J. Slim W.J. Slim
W.J. Slim W.J. Slim
 
Son of John Slim, Bristol. Married (1926) Aileen, daughter of Rev. J. A. Robertson, MA, Edinburgh; one son (Lt.Col. John Douglas Slim), one daughter.

06.08.1891
Bristol, Gloucestershire
-
14.12.1970
St Marylebone, London
T/2nd Lt.
22.08.1914-31.01.1915 [8709]
T/Lt.
01.02.1915-01.09.1915
2nd Lt.
24.06.1916, seniority 01.06.1915
...
...
Col.
08.06.1939, seniority 01.01.1938
T/Brig.
08.06.1939-14.05.1942
A/Maj.Gen.
15.05.1941-14.05.1942
T/Maj.Gen.
15.05.1942-18.03.1943
WS/Maj.Gen.
19.03.1943
Maj.Gen.
16.11.1943
A/Lt.Gen.
19.03.1942-18.03.1943
T/Lt.Gen.
19.03.1943-02.04.1944
Lt.Gen.
03.04.1944
Gen.
01.07.1945 (retd 11.05.1948-31.10.1948)
Field Marshal
04.01.1949 (supernumerary 04.01.1949)
KG 1959; GCB 1950 (KCB 1944; CB 1944); GCMG 1952; GCVO 1954; GBE 1946 (CBE 1942); DSO 1943; MC; LLD (Hon.) Leeds, Birm., Cantab., Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne; DCL (Hon.) Oxon.; DLit. (Hon.) New England, NSW; DSc (Hon.) NSW; FRACP (Hon.); FRCS Ed. (Hon.).
24.06.1916


commissioned, West India Regiment
...
-
...
...
08.06.1939
-
23.09.1939
Commandant, Senior Officers' School, Belgaum, India
24.09.1939
-
14.03.1941
Commander, 10th Indian Infantry Brigade (Eritrea; wounded)
15.03.1941
-
14.05.1941
Brigadier General Staff, India
15.05.1941
-
18.03.1942
General Officer Commandng, 10th Indian Infantry Division (Syria)
19.03.1942
-
05.1942
Commander, 1st Burma Corps (BurCorps)
05.1942
-
14.10.1943
Commander, XV (Indian) Corps (Burma)
15.10.1943
-
15.08.1945
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, 14th Army
16.08.1945
-
07.12.1945
Commander-in-Chief, Allied Land Forces South East Asia
...
-
...
...
Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief, Australia, 08.05.1953-02.02.1960.
Published: Defeat into Victory (1956); Courage and other broadcasts (1957); Unofficial history (1959).
Literature: Sir G. C. Evans, Slim as Military Commander (1969); Ronald Lewin, Slim : the standardbearer  (1976)
Smalley,
Michael
M. Smalley (Photo courtesy of Mr Simon Jervis)
18.07.1920
-
01.2003
North Yorkshire
Pte. ?
2nd Lt. 10.07.1941
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
A/Capt. ...-31.03.1944
T/Capt. 01.04.1944-(10.1945)
Language skills Urdu (higher standard or preliminary).
10.07.1941     commissioned, 11th Sikh Regiment - Indian Army [emergency commission]
23.03.1942 - 02.05.1942 Officers' Light Anti-Aircraft course serial No. 18, Anti-Aircraft School
Smele,
Stephen Henry
"Steve"
S.H. Smele
Son (with two brothers and two sisters) of John Frederick Smele (1880-1960), missionary, and Amy C. Cooke.
Married ((09?).1947, Paddington district, London) Gwyneth Morgan (03.07.1919 -); one daughter, one son.
18.11.1914
Bihar, India
-
21.02.2010
Lions Gate Hospital, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
L/Cpl. ?
2nd Lt. 20.09.1942 [EC 6419]
WS/Lt. 20.03.1943 (reld > 12.1946, < 04.1947)
T/Capt. ?
Hon. Capt. > 12.1946, < 04.1947
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 20.06.1952 -
      previous service for increment of pay 1 year, 192 days
20.09.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      3rd Battalion 9th Gurkha Regiment
From his obituary: "He grew up in India, where he mastered seven languages, and a sense of adventure. In his twenties, he lived and worked in England. Just prior to the outbreak of WWII, Steve signed up with the Middlesex Yeomanry, eventually serving all over the Middle East. In 1943, he returned to India and joined the legendary 3/9 Gurkha Rifles, fighting with distinction in Burma, both as a major with the Gurkhas and as a Chindit. Shortly after the war, he married Gwyneth in London, and they moved to Canada. Steve worked on Vancouver Island as a telegraph operator before moving to 100 Mile House in 1954. There, while still a telegraph operator, he started a stationery store, the first newspaper, a print shop, and he owned and ran the local Greyhound bus station. Between all this, he was the local magistrate (later judge), and coroner, for more than 15 years. In 2001, Steve and Gwyneth moved to Sechelt for more adventures. After he had a stroke in 2004, they moved to North Vancouver."
Smith,
Arthur Harold
A.H. Smith  
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
27.03.1916
-
(12?).1973
Epping district, Essex
L/Cpl. ?
2nd Lt. 12.12.1942
WS/Lt. 12.06.1943 (reld > 04.1945, < 07.1945)
T/Capt. 19.07.1943-(04.1945)
1938     joined London Rifle Brigade (at Bunhill Row)
? - 12.12.1942 Officer Cadet Training Unit Bangalore
12.12.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
     

probably served with 13th Frontier Force Rifles

Smith,
Deryck Donald
D.D. Smith  

?
-
2nd Lt.
20.07.1940 [EC 556]
WS/Lt.
14.01.1941
Military Cross MC
25.09.1947

gallant and distinguished services in Malaya prior to the fall of Singapore in 1942

20.07.1940


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]



served Royal Indian Army Service Corps
Smith,
George Sadler
G.S. Smith (Photo courtesy of Mr Jonathan Smith)
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
07.10.1912
-
(12?).1980
Southampton district, Hampshire
Gnr. 30.10.1933 [833020]
Sgt 01.08.1939
Wt.Offr. Cl. I (Sub-Conductor) 01.06.1941
Wt.Offr. Cl. I (Conductor) 24.06.1943
Assistant Commissary (with the rank of Lt.) 05.09.1943 [OS 511]
Capt. 1945?, seniority 08.12.1943
Lt.Col. 14.07.1947 (reld 17.05.1948)
30.10.1933 - 02.1934 Royal Artillery (RA) Depot (Woolwich)
02.1934 - 31.07.1939 83rd Battery/11th Field Regiment RA (UK, from 07.12.1935 India)
01.08.1939 - 18.04.1941 Indian Army Ordnance Corps (IAOC), Kirkee Arsenal (India)
19.04.1941 - 24.06.1942 IAOC, HQ 100th Indian Infantry Brigade (India, from 01.01.1942 Ceylon)
25.06.1942 - 19.06.1943 IAOC, HQ 34th Indian (Infantry) Division (Ceylon)
20.06.1943 - 24.07.1943 IAOC, British Base Reinforcement Camp Deolali (India)
25.07.1943 - 04.09.1943 IAOC, Central Ordnance Depot Agra (India)
05.09.1943     commissioned, Indian Army Departments [emergency commission]
05.09.1943 - 07.12.1943 IAOC, Mechanical Transport Stores Depot Delhi (India)
08.12.1943 - 12.05.1944 IAOC, 56 (Indian) Ordnance Field Depot (India)
13.05.1944 - 17.05.1948 exact appointment(s) unknown (India)
Smith,
James Neil
J.N. Smith  

Married (08.05.1943, Cairo, Egypt) ...
16.11.1908
-
2nd Lt. 03.10.1941 [EC 3837]
WS/Lt. ?
T/Capt. (1943)
WS/Capt. (1945?) (reld 27.08.1946)
T/Maj. (1945)
Hon. Maj. 27.08.1946
03.10.1941     commissioned, Corps of Indian Engineers (Transportations) - Indian Army [emergency commission]
      Inland Water Transport, Water Supply & Marine Engineering
(05.1943)     General Headquarters 2nd Echelon Mideast (Middle East Forces)
Smith,
Michael Johnstone
D.D. Smith
Son (with one sister) of Colin Walter Johnstone Smith, and Thelma Clemence Cunliffe (1890-1953).
Married Eleanor Isabel Rosemary Neal (died 04.08.2009, aged 90); one son, one daughter.
14.03.1921
-
10.1997
Bedford district, Bedfordshire
2nd Lt. 31.12.1939 [112972]
25.02.1941 [IA 1262]
Lt. 30.06.1941
A/Capt. 01.09.1941-30.11.1941
T/Capt. 01.12.1941-25.06.1943
WS/Capt. 26.06.1943
Capt. 01.07.1946 (Special List)
A/Maj. 26.03.1943-25.06.1943
T/Maj. 26.06.1943-02.10.1946,
02.12.1946-06.05.1948
Maj. 31.12.1952 (retd 30.09.1960)
A/Lt.Col. 19.09.1947-07.10.1947
Military Cross MC 24.05.1945

Burma

Military Cross MC 21.06.1945 Burma
Education: Bedford School.
      served in the ranks for 121 days
31.12.1939     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
25.02.1941     commissioned, Indian Army
(1945)     9/14th Punjab Regiment (MC & Bar)
07.05.1948     commissioned, Royal Regiment of Artillery
Smith,
Thomas Johnston
T.J. Smith  
Married (India) ...; one son, one daughter.
04.11.1915
Aberdeen, Scotland
-
2nd Lt. 07.06.1941
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
T/Capt. 08.04.1943-(04.1946)
07.06.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Smith,
Wesley Guard
W.G. Smith  (Photo courtesy of Kylie Smith)
Son of William Urton Smith (?-1956), of Dublin, Ireland.
Married Florence Pearl Meggitt, daughter of Harold Meggitt, of Hunters Hill, NSW, Australia; two sons.
24.01.1901
-
06.05.1979
Blue Mts. District Anzac Memorial Hospital, Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia
2nd Lt. 14.07.1921 [IA 554]
Lt. 14.10.1923
Capt. 14.07.1929
Maj. 01.08.1938
A/Lt.Col. 19.05.1943-18.08.1943
T/Lt.Col. 19.08.1943-28.11.1944
WS/Lt.Col. 29.11.1944
Lt.Col. 14.07.1947 (retd 1947)
A/Col. 29.05.1944-28.11.1944
T/Col. 29.11.1944-(04.1946)
A/Brig. ?
T/Brig. 29.11.1944-(04.1946)
Distinguished Service Order DSO 20.04.1944 Burma [presented by The Governor of Tasmania at Government House, Hobart 25.05.49] [recommendation available upon request]
Distinguished Service Order DSO 22.03.1945 Burma [presented by The Governor of Tasmania at Government House, Hobart 25.05.49] [recommendation available upon request]
Mentioned in Despatches MID 19.12.1946 Malaya 1942
Education: Wesley College, Dublin; Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
14.07.1921     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
22.12.1922     commissioned, Indian Army (2nd Battalion 1st Punjab Regiment)
1922 - 1924 served Waziristan
1930     served NW Frontier
1935 - 1938 Frontier Corps NWFP (NW Frontier 1936-1937)
1939 - 1945 served NW & NE Frontier of India & Burma:
1939 - 1941 Frontier Corps NWFP
(1942)     18th Royal Garhwal Rifles (Malaya)
1942 - 1943 Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion 1st Punjab Regiment
1944 - 1944 acting Commander, 123rd Indian Infantry Brigade (Burma)
30.05.1944 - 19.04.1945 Commander, 6th Infantry Brigade (Burma, India) [except for 23.7-13.8.1944], redesignated:
19.04.1945 - 26.07.1945 Commander, 6th Independent Infantry Brigade Group (India, Burma)
1946     Commander, Landi Kotal Frontier Brigade Group
Smyth,
[Rt. Hon. Sir] John George;
1st Baronet, of Teignmouth (cr. 1956)
J.G. Smyth J.G. Smyth (World War I)
J.G. Smyth
Eldest son of William John Smyth (1869-?), Indian Civil Service, and Lillian May Clifford.
Brother of Brig. H.E.F. Smyth, MC, and Lt.Col. H.M. Smyth, OBE.
Married 1st (22.07.1920, London; marriage dissolved) Margaret, daughter of late Charles Dundas, ICS, Sialkot; one son, one daughter (and two sons deceased, of whom eldest son killed in action 1944).
Married 2nd (12.04.1940, Southsea), Frances Read, daughter of late Lt.Col. R.A. Chambers, OBE, IMS.
24.10.1893
East Teignmouth, Devon
-
26.04.1983
King Edward VII Hospital for Officers, Marylebone, London
[Golders Green Crematorium, London]
2nd Lt.
24.08.1912
Lt.
24.11.1914
Capt.
24.08.1916
Bt. Maj.
01.01.1928
Maj.
24.08.1929
local Lt.Col.
16.01.1931-30.06.1933
Bt. Lt.Col.
01.07.1933
Lt.Col.
16.07.1936
Col.
23.12.1940, seniority 01.07.1936 (retd 07.11.1942; disability)
A/Brig.
05.02.1940-02.04.1941
T/Brig.
15.06.1941-19.10.1941
A/Maj.Gen.
20.10.1941-03.1942
Hon. Brig.
01.06.1943 (with effect from 07.11.1942)
Bt
23.01.1956
?
Victoria Cross VC
29.06.1915
Richebourg L'Avoué (Battle of Festubert), 18.05.15 *
Military Cross MC
27.09.1920
Tochi Valley, Waziristan, North West Frontier, India 22.10.19 **
Mentioned in Despatches MID
1915
France
Mentioned in Despatches MID
1920?
Waziristan
Mentioned in Despatches MID
1921?
Mesopotamia
Mentioned in Despatches MID
1931?
NW Frontier
Mentioned in Despatches MID
1936?
Mohmand Operations
Mentioned in Despatches MID
20.12.1940
operations in the field 03-06.40

1914 Star with clasp "5th Aug-22nd Nov 1914"; British War Medal 1914-20; Victory Medal 1914-19 with "MID Oakleaf"; India General Service Medal 1902-1935 & 3 clasps (Afghanistan N.W.F. 1919, Mahsud 1919-20, Waziristan 1919-21); General Service Medal with clasp (Iraq); India General Service Medal 1902-1935 & 2 clasps (Afghanistan N.W.F. 1930-31; North West Frontier 1935); 1939-45 Star; Burma Star; Defence Medal 1939-45; War Medal 1939-45 with "MID Oakleaf"

* For most conspicuous bravery near Richebourg on 18th May 1915. When a bombing party of ten men, who voluntarily undertook this duty, he conveyed a supply of ninety-six bombs to within twenty yards of the enemy's position, over extremely dangerous ground, after attempts of two other parties had failed. Lieutenant Smyth succeeded in taking the bombs to the desired position with the aid of two of his men ( the other eight having been killed or wounded ), and to effect his purpose he had to swim a stream, being exposed the whole time to howitzer, shrapnel, machine-gun and rifle fire.

** For gallantry and initiative at Khajuri, Tochi Valley, on the 22nd October 1919, when, having been sent forward from Idak to clear up the situation, his quick appreciation, disposition and leadership averted a serious disaster and contributed largely towards the saving of a valuable convoy attacked by the enemy. He showed great gallantry under heavy fire, inspired his command, and brought the convoy safely to Idak.
Education: Dragon Preparatory School, Oxford (1901-1907); Repton School, Repton, Derbyshire (1907-1911); Royal Military College, Sandhurst (1911-1912); Staff College, Camberley (1923-1925)
24.08.1912


commissioned, Unattached List
10.1912
-
10.1913

attached 1st Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment (training in the Punjab, India)
05.11.1913


commissioned, Indian Army
05.11.1913
11.1913
09.1914

11.1915
10.1916
-
-
-

-
-
12.1916
1914
08.1915

02.1916
12.1916
15th Ludhiana Sikhs:
Baluchistan
Western Front, France) (despatches, VC, Russian Order of St George, 4th Class [25.08.1915])
Senussi Campaign, Western Egypt
Mohmand Expedition, India
20.06.1918
-
30.09.1919
Brigade Major, 43rd Indian Infantry Brigade (India) (Afghan War, 1919)
01.10.1919
-
29.06.1920
Brigade Major, 43rd Indian Infantry Brigade (Waziristan Force) (despatches, MC)
06.1920
-
07.1920
on leave in the UK (marriage)
19.07.1920
-
16.02.1921
Brigade Major, 74th Infantry Brigade (Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force) (despatches)
13.01.1922
-
10.12.1922
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), General Staff Branch (Intelligence), Army HQ, Delhi (India)
27.11.1925
-
21.11.1929
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), Directorate of Military Training, Army HQ, Delhi (India)
22.11.1929
-
15.10.1931
3rd Battalion [later 2nd Battalion], 11th Sikh Regiment (Ludhiana Sikhs) (NW Frontier, India) (despatches)
16.01.1931
-
15.01.1934
Instructor (General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2)), Staff College, Camberley
16.01.1934
-
20.09.1936
Second-in-Command, 3rd/11th Sikh Regiment (Rattray's Sikhs) (Mohmand Operations) (despatches)
21.09.1936
-
1938
Commanding Officer, 3rd/11th Sikh Regiment (Rattray's Sikhs) (Chitral Relief Force, North West Frontier)
08.1939
-
09.1939
seconded to the Home Office (for Civil Defence preparations)
27.09.1939
-
01.1940
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), 2nd London Division
05.02.1940
-
02.04.1941
Commander, 127th (Manchester) Infantry Brigade TA (BEF in France and Belgium (despatches))
05.1941
-
19.10.1941
Commander, 36th Indian Infantry Brigade (Baluchistan, India)
20.10.1941
-
19.12.1941
raised & Geneal Officer Commanding, 19th Indian Division (Secunderabad, India)
20.12.1941
-
03.1942
General Officer Commanding, 17th Indian Division (Burma at time of Japanese invasion)
1943
-
1944
Military Correspondent, Kemsley newspapers
1945
-
1946
Military Correspondent, Daily Sketch and Sunday Times
Played first-class cricket, 1922/23. Lawn Tennis Correspondent: Sunday Times, 1946-1951; News of the World, 1956-1957. Author, Wimbledon Programme articles, 1947-1973. Comptroller Royal Alexandra and Albert School, 1948-1963; Governor: Gypsy Road and West Norwood Secondary Schs, 1947-1949; Strand and West Norwood Secondary Schools, 1949-1951; St Martin's High School for Girls, 1950-1952; Dragon School, Oxford, 1953-66; Queen Mary's Hospital, Roehampton, 1956-1962. Executive, Returned British POW Association, 1946-1951. First Chairman Victoria Cross Association, 1956-1971 (Centenary of the Victoria Cross), Life President 1966; Vice-President Not Forgotten Association, 1956; President S London Branch Burma Star Association, 1957-; Vice-President Distinguished Conduct Medal League, 1957, President 1958-1970; Director Creative Journals Ltd, 1957-1963. Government Appointed Trustee, Far East POW and Internee Fund, 1959-1961; Honorary Vice-President Far Eastern POW Federation, 1960; President Old Reptonian Society, 1960 and 1961; Vice-President: Dunkirk Veterans Association, 1963-; International Lawn Tennis Club of GB, 1966. Contested (C) Wandsworth Central, 1945. MP (C) Norwood Division of Lambeth, 1950-1966; Parliamentary Secretary, Minister of Pensions, 1951-1953; Joint Parliamentary Secretary, Minister of Pensions and National Insurance, 1953-55. Freeman of City of London in Worshipful Co. of Farriers, 1951; Master of Farriers' Co., 1961-62. Privy Councillor (PC), 1962.
Published
: Defence Is Our Business, 1945; The Western Defences (ed. and introd.), 1951; Lawn Tennis, 1953; The Game's the Same, 1956; Before the Dawn (story of two historic retreats), 1957; Paradise Island (children's adventure story), 1958; The Only Enemy (autobiography), 1959; Trouble in Paradise, 1959; Ann Goes Hunting (children's book), 1960; Sandhurst (A History of the Military Cadet Colleges), 1961; The Story of the Victoria Cross, 1962; Beloved Cats, 1963; Blue Magnolia, 1964; (with Col Macaulay) Behind the Scenes at Wimbledon, 1965; Ming (the story of a cat family), 1966; The Rebellious Rani (a story of the Indian Mutiny) 1966; Bolo Whistler (biography), 1967; The Story of the George Cross, 1968; In This Sign Conquer (The Story of the Army Chaplains), 1968; The Valiant, 1969; Will to Live: the story of Dame Margot Turner, 1970; Percival and the Tragedy of Singapore, 1971; Jean Borotra: the Bounding Basque, 1974; Leadership in War, 1939-1945, 1974; Leadership in Battle, 1914-1918, 1975; Great Stories of the Victoria Cross, 1977; Milestones: a memoir, 1979; plays: Burma Road (with Ian Hay), 1945; Until the Morning (with Ian Hay), 1950.
Snelling,
Arthur Hugh Jay
A.H.J. Snelling (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
30.09.1897
-
30.12.1965
2nd Lt.
15.11.1915
...
...
T/Maj.Gen.
12.10.1944-09.05.1947
Maj.Gen.
10.05.1947 (retd 21.06.1948)
15.11.1915


commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
18.02.1940
-
23.01.1941
Assistant Director of Supply & Transport, India
24.01.1941
-
28.04.1941
District Commander, India
15.11.1945
-
(04.1947)
Major-General in charge of Administration, Southern Army (India)
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command (Poona, India)
Snow,
Reginald Percival D'Oyly
R.P.D'O. Snow

Son (with four siblings) of Charles D'Oyley Snow (1863-), and Emily Rose Forlong (1860-1939).

Married Marion Wardlaw (1902-1994); two children.
14.11.1902
-
16.10.1994
Auckland, New Zealand
2nd Lt. 28.04.1941 [EC 2193]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
WS/Capt. ? (reld 20.03.1946)
T/Maj. ?
Hon. Maj. 20.03.1946
28.04.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Shown in 1917 to be a member of St Andrews Presbyterian Church in Hamilton, later trained at the Bible Training Institute in Auckland graduating in 1931 and went on to serve with the interdenominational Poona and Indian Village Mission of which he was Chairman from 1946 to 1963. He returned to New Zealand in 1964 when he was appointed General Secretary in New Zealand of the Poona and Indian Village Mission, living firstly at Sandringham where they worshipped at Greyfriar’s Presbyterian Church and later at St Stephen’s Presbyterian Church in Ponsonby before moving to Glenfield in which parish he died in the early 1990’s.
Sorby,
Robert Arthur Clement
R.A.C. Sorby
Son of Rev. Canon Albert Ernest Sorby, MA (1859-1934), and Lydia Jane Walker (?-1947), of Darfield, Yorkshire.
Married (28.08.1939, Westminster district, Middlesex) Leila Kathleen "Kitty" Mallet, younger daughter of Mr & Mrs S.R. Mallet, of La Corona, El Jabali, Argentina; ... children (two daughters?).
25.08.1910
Brnsley district, West Riding of Yorkshire
-
04.1985
Exeter district, Devon
2nd Lt. 27,08.1931 [IA 993]
WS/Lt. 27.11.1933
Capt. 27.08.1939
T/Maj. (1945?)
Maj. 01.07.1946 (retd 11.05.1947)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 17.01.1946 Burma
Mentioned in Despatches MID 10.01.1946 Burma
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
27.08.1931     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
23.10.1932     commissioned, Indian Army
      8th King George V's Own Light Cavalry, Indian Armoured Corps
Spencer,
Cecil
C. Spencer
Son of Henry and Sarah Spencer.

23.02.1897
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
-
07.1991
Hastings and Rother district, East Sussex
2nd Lt. 05.01.1942
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
A?/Maj. (1945?)
WW I     served with the Air Force in the Middle East

Following that war he obtained a degree in electrical engineering and moved to India where he married and raised his family.  He was living in Bombay, India, in 1939 working for BEST. 

05.01.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
(1945?)     Officer Commanding, No. 4 Technical Training Battalion, No. 1 Technical Training Centre, Indian Engineers
Following WW2 he remained in India and worked for GEC in Calcutta.
Spencer,
Thomas Henry
T.H. Spencer
Married ...; ... children.
05.08.1917
-
11.2000
Torbay district, Devon
2nd Lt. 30.08.1941
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld > 12.1946, < 04.1947)
A/Capt. ...-29.07.1943
T/Capt. 30.07.1943-(10.1945)
      precious service for increment of pay: 201 days
30.08.1941     commissioned, 8th Punjab Regiment - Indian Army [emergency commission]
[additional language skills: Urdu (elementary)]
 
Speyer,
Martin Nicholas
M.N. Speyer
13.01.1913
Peking, China
-
28.07.1999
Sydney, NSW, Australia
2nd Lt. 29.03.1941
WS/Lt. 26.10.1941
T/Capt. 26.10.1941-02.02.1944
WS/Capt. 03.02.1944 (reld > 12.1946,< 04.1947)
T/Maj. 03.02.1944-(12.1946)
29.03.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
 
Spitteler,
George Charles
G.C. Spitteler
Son (with seven siblings) of Charles Spitteler, and Daisy Davies.
Married Desleigh ...; ... children (one son?).
1906
-
1967
Sydney, NSW, Australia
2nd Lt. 01.03.1941 [EC 1701] (reld > 04.1947)
T/Maj. ?
Foundation student at Montford Jesuit College in the Nilgiri area, India, from 1912 until 1924.
01.03.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
 
Sproule,
Andrew Roger Waldyve
A.R.W. Sproule (Photo courtesy of Mr Andrew R.H. Sproule)  
Son of Lt.Col. Harry Hatton Sproule (1873-), 2nd Royal Lancers (Gardner's Horse), and Evelyn Harenc (1879?-1971), of Ealing, Middlesex, later Netherhalt, Ledbury.
Married (20.01.1940, Poona, India) Mary Gwynedd Terry*, eldest daughter of Mr & Mrs W.J. Terry, of Littlestone, New Romney, Kent; one son.

* She remarried (18.06.1945, Khartoum) Leslie C. "Roger" Phillips, Sudan Government.
17.11.1911
-
08.04.1941
(KIA) [age 29]
[Alamein Memorial, Egypt, column 167]
2nd Lt.
27.08.1931 [IA 975]
Lt.
27.11.1933
Capt.
27.08.1939
Mentioned in Despatches MID
19.03.1942
Middle East [posthumously]
Education: Wellington College; Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
27.08.1931
 
 
commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
23.10.1932


commissioned, Indian Army
summer 1937
 
 
qualified at the Cavalry Combined Course at the small Arms School (Pachmarhi)
(1940)
-
08.04.1941
served 2nd Royal Lancers (Gardner's Horse), Indian Armoured Corps
Stables,
Francis Hugh Anthony
F.H.A. Stables  
Son of Rev. Walter Howard Stables, MA, and Harriet Emily Morse.
Married (01.06.1933, St Stephen's Church, Shottermill) Frances Elizabeth "Betty" Newall Watson (23.09.1909 - 07.1993), eldest daughter of Francis Newall Watson, of Ridgecoombe, Hindhead; ... children (three daughters?). Betty Stables remarried (1973) Maj.Gen. David Tennant Cowan, Indian Army.
30.11.1899
Leeds district, West Riding of Yorkshire
-
16.05.1972
Chute Colls, near Andover, Devizes district, Wiltshire
2nd Lt. 01.10.1918
Lt. 01.10.1919
Capt. 01.10.1924
Maj. 01.10.1936
Lt.Col. 01.10.1944
local Col. 06.12.1944-26.08.1945
Lt.Col. RARO 01.01.1949 [70527]
01.10.1918     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
07.10.1918     commissioned, Indian Army
      initially in 5th Royal Gurkha Rifles, from mid-1930s 8th Royal Gurkha Rifles, then seconded to Intelligence - Chinese and Japanese speaker
01.01.1949 - 04.05.1957 Intelligence Corps - Regular Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
Stacey,
Frederick Norman Bernard
F.N.B. Stacey  
Son of Major Frederick Stacey, 8th Gurkha Rifle Regiment.
20.08.1921
India
-
10.06.1990
Australia
2nd Lt. 08.03.1942 [IEC ...]
WS/Lt. 01.12.1942
08.03.1942      commissioned, 18th Royal Garhwal Rifles - Indian Army [Indian emergency commission]
Rose to the rank of Lt.Col. (Indian Army) [IC 2621] and retired 16.08.1969.
Stamp,
Robert Verdun
R.V. Stamp  
Son of Sydney Frank Stamp (1884-1969), and Hilda May Stallon (1891-1942), of Christchurch, Hampshire.
Married ((09?).1939, Oxford, Oxfordshire) Mona Walker.
(03?).1916
Christchurch, Hampshire
-
13.02.1942
(MPK) [age 26]
[Singapore Memorial, column 351]
Lt. (Ordnance Mechanical Engineer) (on prob) 13.04.1940, seniority 09.03.1936 [EC 23]
WS/Capt. 26.05.1941
T/Maj. 26.05.1941-13.02.1942
Engineering training at Morris Motors Ltd. Graduate, Institute of Automobile Engineers, 1938. AMIMech, AMIAE.
13.04.1940     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served Indian Army Ordnance Corps
13.02.1942     missing, presumed killed on board the "Kuala" by enemy action at Singapore
Stanford,
Edward Stephenson
E.S. Stanford  
(12?).1908
Stoke upon Trent, Staffordshire
-
CSM
?
2nd Lt.
04.02.1943
WS/Lt.
04.02.1943



served in the ranks, 2nd Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment
04.02.1943


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Stanton,
William Hugh Foster
W.H.F. Stanton (Photo courtesy of Tremayne Stanton-Kennedy)
Son of Lt.Col. Hugh Auriol Stanton Stanton, DSO (1880-1949), and Frances May Foster (1888-).
Married (07.1947, Eta Jima, Japan) Joan Alice "Jo" Stock (29.07.1925 - 06.01.2011); two sons, one daughter.
17.08.1912
Kensington district, London
-
22.01.1991
Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
2nd Lt. 02.02.1935, seniority 31.08.1933
Lt. 31.08.1936
A/Capt. 23.11.1939-22.02.1940
T/Capt. 23.02.1940-09.03.1940,
15.03.1940-21.08.1940,
01.09.1940-18.03.1941
Lt. 19.03.1941, seniority 30.11.1935 [IA 1350]
Capt. 31.08.1941
A/Maj. 21.10.1941-20.01.1942
T/Maj. 21.01.1942-(04.1944),
11.08.1944-30.08.1946
Maj. 31.08.1946 (retd 02.12.1948)
Education: St Peter's College, Radley (1927.1-1927.3); Fitzwilliam House, Cambridge University (BA, 1931).
10.08.1933     commissioned, General List - Territorial Army (University Candidates)
02.02.1935     commissioned, The Dorsetshire Regiment
19.03.1938 - 18.03.1941 seconded, Royal Indian Army Service Corps - Indian Army
[1939 qualified at the supply course & mechanical transport course, RIASC School, Chaklala]
19.03.1941     transferred, Indian Army
Stead,
Charles Douglas Holliday
C.D.H. Stead
Son of Norrison Stead, and Julia Constance Booth.
Married ((06?).1940, Gateshead district, Durham) Ruth Shackleton.
13.03.1913
-
08.1990
Ryedale district, North Yorkshire
2nd Lt. 20.04.1941 [161754]
Lt. 29.07.1941, seniority 29.07.1936
WS/Capt. 29.06.1944
T/Maj. 29.06.1944-(04.1946)
T/Lt.Col. (1946)
Mentioned in Despatches MID 19.07.1945 Burma
Mentioned in Despatches MID 19.09.1946 Burma
20.04.1941     commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps (MM Branch) [emergency commission]
01.10.1942     transferred, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
1942?     transferred, Indian Army (Indian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers)
Steele,
Colin Connor Ogden
C.C.O. Steele
Married (27.10.1943, Jubbulpore, India) ...; ... children (one daughter?).
20.11.1916
Chitur, India
-
26.07.1988
Northampton district, Northamptonshire
Conductor (1943)
Lt. (Assistant Commissary) 25.12.1943 [OS 538] (reld > 04.1947)
25.12.1943     commissioned, Indian Army Departments [emergency commission]
      served Indian Army Ordnance Corps
Stein,
John Allan
J.A. Stein (Photo courtesy of Mr David S.C. Wilson)
?
-
Tpr. ?
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]
Stephens,
John Wilson
J.W. Stephens
Son of David Stephens, and Gurtrud Wilson.
Married Mary Emery Chubb (1911-); one son, two daughters.
13.01.1908
Cardiff district, Glamorgan / Monmouthshire
-
20.10.1994
Crondall, North East Hampshire
2nd Lt.
02.02.1928 [401483]
Lt.
02.05.1930
Capt.
02.02.1937
Maj.
02.02.1945
T/Lt.Col.
23.06.1946-(04.1947)
Lt.Col.
01.04.1950 (supernumerary 01.04.1953) (retd 09.04.1956; exceeded age limit)
T/Brig.
?
Hon. Brig.
09.04.1956
Distinguished Service Order DSO
19.05.1950
Malaya 07-12.49
02.02.1928


commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
22.03.1929
 
 
commissioned, Indian Army



10th Gurkha Rifles
15.10.1940
-
(04.1941)
Staff Captain, ... (temporarily)
06.01.1949
 
 
transferred, The Brigade of Gurkhas (from Special List (ex-Indian Army))



2nd Gurkha Rifles
09.04.1956
-
13.01.1963
Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
OStJ, 01.07.1955.
Stephenson,
Joseph Eric
J.E. Stephenson J.E. Stephenson
Son of Joseph and Fanny Stephenson.
Husband of Olive Stephenson, of Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire. 
17.09.1914
Bexleyheath, Kent
-
08.09.1944
(KIA) [age 30]
[Taukkyan War Cemetery, Myanmar, 12.E.6]
2nd Lt.
04.04.1942 [EC 6428]
WS/Lt.
04.10.1942
A/Maj.
?
English Cap for Association Football (played for Leeds United, 1934-1941).
04.04.1942


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
?
-
08.09.1944
3rd Battalion 2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles)
Stevens,
John Northmore
J.N. Stevens (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
23.10.1899
Chard district, Somerset
-
Assistant Commissary (with the rank of Lt.)
15.05.1941
...
.
Deputy Commissary (with the rank of Capt.)
07.07.1943
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE
14.08.1947
HQ Southern Command
15.05.1941


commissioned, Indian Army Departments (Indian Army Corps of Clerks)
14.01.1945
-
(04.1947)
Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General, Southern Army (India)
(1947)
 
 
Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General, HQ Southern Command, India (Poona)
Stevens,
Leonard John
L.J. Stevens
02.08.1903
Tavistock district, Devon
-
(03?).1979
Plymouth district, Devonshire
T/Conductor ?
T/Assistant Commissary (with the rank of T/Lt.) 17.12.1941 (reld > 04.1946)
17.12.1941     commissioned, Indian Army Departments (Indian Army Corps of Clerks)
02.1942     captured at Singapore
02.1942 - 1945? POW in Japanese captivity (probably at Changi POW Camp)
Stevenson,
Allan Irvine Russell
A.I.R. Stevenson  

Son of William Louis Stevenson.
Married (1939) Valerie Lack.
26.09.1911
-
2nd Lt.
30.08.1934 [487 AI]
Lt.
30.11.1936
Capt.
30.08.1942
A/Maj.
20.04.1941-19.07.1941
T/Maj.
20.07.1941-12.03.1942,
17.05.1942-29.11.1943
WS/Maj.
30.11.1943
Maj. (Special List)
30.08.1947
Maj.
10.12.1947, seniority 01.07.1946 [63437]
A/Lt.Col.
30.08.1943-29.11.1943
T/Lt.Col.
30.11.1943-09.12.1947,
08.10.1948-01.11.1951
Lt.Col.
02.11.1951 (retd 31.03.1962)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE
23.05.1958
Malaya 57
Education: Staff College (psc), Inspecting Ordnance Officers Course, RAOC Advanced Training School, Bramley (ioo)



served in the ranks for 3 years, 180 days
30.08.1934
 
 
commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
14.12.1935

  commissioned, Indian Army



possibly 7th Gurkha Regiment
19.01.1943
-
30.08.1943
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), GHQ India
31.08.1943
-
08.10.1944
Assistant Director of Ordnance Services, India
09.10.1944
-
22.07.1946
Chief Ordnance Officer, Ordnance Depot Bombay, India
25.10.1946
-
12.07.1947
Chief Ordnance Officer Avadi, India
10.12.1947
 
 
commissioned, Royal Army Ordnance Corps
08.10.1948
-
21.08.1950
Deputy Commandant, Central Ordnance Depot Northern Command
27.09.1954
-
17.07.1956
Assistant Director of Ordnance Services, War Office
16.08.1956
-
(02.1957)
Assistant Director of Ordnance Services, HQ Malaya Command
Stewart,
James Asson
J.A. Stewart
Married Joan Isobel Bradbury (10.03.1922 - 2009?), daughter of Wilfred Edwin Bradbury (1879-1922), and Mabel Isobel Eakins (1882-1965); three daughters.
02.10.1904
Dundee, Scotland
-
04.2001
North Tyneside district, Tyne and Wear
2nd Lt. 05.05.1941
WS/Lt. 27.11.1941
T/Capt. 27.11.1941-12.09.1943
WS/Maj. 13.09.1943
05.05.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
His son-in-law writes: "My understanding was that J A Stewart, later Lieutenant Colonel, was in charge of an Italian POW camp in Bhopal at the time."
Stewart,
William Walcot
W.W. Stewart (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank de Planta)
Elder son of Mr & Mrs W.S. Stewart, of Jaipur, Assam & Great Ness House, Shropshire.
Married (28.09.1942, Cairo, Egypt) Cynthia Paula Roche, elder daughter of Lt.Col. L.S.P. Roche, MC, RAMC, and Mrs Roche, of Gezira House, Cairo; two daughters.
27.10.1915
-
23.04.2006
Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
2nd Lt. 29.08.1935 [191524 & AI 562]
Lt. 29.11.1937
A/Capt. 26.07.1940-25.10.1940
T/Capt. 26.10.1940-06.04.1941,
01.09.1941-26.07.1942
WS/Capt. 27.07.1942
Capt. 29.08.1943
A/Maj. 27.04.1942-26.07.1942
T/Maj. 27.07.1942-(01.1946)
WS/Maj. ? (retd 28.04.1948)
A/Lt.Col. 20.03.1945-(01.1946)
Hon. Lt.Col. 28.04.1948
Military Cross MC 17.06.1943 Middle East (Egypt and Libya)
Mentioned in Despatches MID 15.12.1942 Middle East 11.41-04.42
Mentioned in Despatches MID ? ?
Order of the Cedars (Lebanon); Royal Order of King George I (Greece).
Education: Haileybury (Highfield 1929.3 - 1933.3); Royal Military College, Sandhurst (1934).
29.08.1935     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
20.11.1936     commissioned, Indian Army
(1942) - (1945) 1st Battalion 2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles (The Sirmoor Rifles) (North Africa, Tunisia, Italy, Greece)
With Iraq Petrol Co. Ltd., 1947-1968 (Executive Director, 1966).Returned University College, London 1969. Post graduate diploma in classical archaeology 1971.
Stone,
Athelstan Charles
A.C. Stone (Photo courtesy of Mr Warwick Stone)
Son (with two brothers and one sister) of Edmund Stone (1866-1953), and Rose Caroline Ager (1865-).
Married (13.08.1931, Seremban, Malaya) Norah Alice Feast (04.07.1910 - 18.04.1990); ... children (two sons?).
16.08.1902
Southend on Sea, Rochford district, Essex
-
20.07.1984
Elwood, Victoria, Australia
2nd Lt. 04.04.1942 [EC 5443]
WS/Lt. 04.10.1942
T/Capt. 01.12.1943-(12.1947)
      served Malayan Volunteers (1924-1936 2nd Lt., 1938 Lt., 1941 A/Capt.)
04.04.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served Indian Army Ordnance Corps
His son writes: "He was discharged in 1946 in Melbourne and his file contains correspondence from South East Asia Communications Unit in Brisbane to the Indian Army regarding his rank of Major [01.12.1945-30.03.1946]. The IA had him as a Lieutenant but the correspondence from SEACU (W/Cdr Brittain RAF, Director SEACU) notes he was ‘posted to this unit from IAOC 07.01.1944 for employment on Special Duties not remunerated from army funds’ and that he be discharged as Major. Correspondence from UK Service Liaison Staff notes “SEACU was a special unit which has no means of affecting local release ..’ and requesting his discharge by the IA. From family information and a study of literature around the support for the resistance forces in Malaya it is likely he was working for MI, possibly 'Force 136'."
Stone,
John Cecil Faris
J.C.F. Stone (Photo courtesy of Janet Stone)  

Son (with one sister and two brothers) of Rev. Henry Cecil Brough Stone, CBE, MA (1873-1936), and Clamina Faris (1875-1965).
Married (21.11.1938, Calcutta Cathedral, India) Emma Margaret Wykes (14.09.1911 - 28.09.1999); three sons.
17.07.1910
Armagh, Co. Armagh, Ireland
-
03.06.1992
Geelong, Victoria, Australia
2nd Lt. 28.08.1930 [IA 433]
Lt. 28.11.1932
Capt. 28.08.1938
A/Maj. 01.09.1941-30.11.1942
T/Maj. 01.12.1942-30.06.1946
Maj. 01.07.1946 (retd 23.03.1948)
A/Lt.Col. 12.03.1945-(01.1946)
T/Lt.Col. (1946)
Hon. Lt.Col. 23.03.1948
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Burma Star Bur St - -
Italy Star It St - -
British War Medal 1939-1945 BWM 39|45 - -
Mentioned in Despatches MID 23.05.1946 Mediterranean
India Service Medal 1939-1945 Ind SM 39|45 - -
Education: Campbell College (01.1920-07.1922); Berkhamstead School (1922-1928); Royal Military College, Sandhurst (1929-1930).
28.08.1930     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
25.10.1931     commissioned, Indian Army
      7th Gurkha Rifles
1937? - 1940 seconded to the Assam Rifles
1945 - 1946 Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion 4th Gurkha Rifles (Italy) (despatches)
1946     Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster-General (General Staff Officer, grade 1 (GSO1)), 23rd Division (South East Asia Command)
25.04.1949 - 10.05.1952 restored to the Special List (ex Indian Army) while employed with the Pakistan Armed Forces
Stone,
Ronald Victor
R.V. Stone  

25.08.1918
-
17.04.2004
Westminster, London
2nd Lt.
31.05.1941 [189179]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
Lt.
16.08.1947, seniority 17.07.1940
Capt.
25.08.1947
T/Maj.
17.08.1953-01.12.1953
Maj.
02.12.1953 (retd 01.08.1958)
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM
30.10.1951
?



served in the ranks for 1 year, 272 days
31.05.1941
-
28.12.1941
commissioned, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers [emergency commission]
29.12.1941
-
15.08.1947
transferred, Indian Army [emergency commission]
16.08.1947
-
01.08.1958
transferred, Royal Army Ordnance Corps [permanent commission]
Stoodley,
William Joseph
"Bill"
W.J. Stoodley
Son (with four brothers and one sister) of Percy Walter Stoodley (1882-1958), and Ella Georgina Kate George (1883-1959).
Married (26.12.1933, St Michael, Camberley, Surrey) Ada Florence Darby (05.09.1912 - 10.1990); two daughters, one son.
09.07.1911
Farnham district, Surrey
-
17.06.2007
Cathedral View Nursing Home, Truro, Cornwall
S/Sgt. ?
2nd Lt. 01.11.1940
WS/Lt. 01.11.1940
A/Capt. 01.11.1940-31.01.1941
T/Capt. 01.02.1941-24.04.1943
WS/Capt. 25.03.1943
A/Maj. 25.12.1942-24.03.1943
T/Maj. 25.03.1943-08.07.1947
Lt. 16.11.1946, seniority 01.08.1938 [353190]
Capt. 16.11.1946, seniority 01.07.1946
Maj. 09.07.1947 * (retd 25.08.1957)
T/Lt.Col. 01.11.1953-25.08.1957
Hon. Lt.Col. 25.08.1957
Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (Military) (without gratuity) LSGCM 18.06.1948 -
* To take rank and precedence in the Army and in his Corps as if his appointment as Maj. bore date 21.04.1948
1925? - 01.11.1940 served in the ranks, Corps of Royal Engineers (for 14 years, 300 days)
01.11.1940     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission to 15.11.1946]
01.10.1945     transferred, Corps of Royal Engineers
16.11.1946     permanent commission
25.08.1957 - 09.07.1966 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
Strahan *,
Arthur William Booth
A.W.B. Strahan
* Changed last name to Strachan by deed poll, late 1950s.
Married 1st ((12?).1938, Bromley district, Kent) Joan D. Flint.
Married 2nd ((03?).1963, Ulverston district, Lancashire) Madeleine B. Morris.
31.10.1910
Kensington district, London
-
03.1990
Ulverston district, Lancashire
Lt. 15.01.1941
Capt. 15.01.1942
18.09.1942, seniority 17.10.1938
Education: University of Edinburgh (MB, ChB, 1935); FRCS Edin, 1946.
15.01.1941     commissioned, Indian Medical Service [emergency commission]
1942 - 1945 POW in Japanese captivity (Camp 'N' Sham-Shui-Po on Hong Kong)
Consulting Surgeon, Barrow & Furness Hospital Group. Fellow, Roy. Soc. Med. Member, Manchester Med. Soc. Late Clinical Tutor, Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh.Senior Assistent, Royal Infirmary, Preston.
Published: Hernial repair of whole-skin graft. In: British Journal of Surgery, 1951.
Stratford,
Leslie Harry
E.O. Stratton-Christensen
Son of ... Stratford, and ... Keen.
Married ((09?).1939, Exeter district, Devon) Florence Pengelly; ... children (one son?).
12.1914
Warwick district, Warwickshire
-
(09?).1972
Sodbury district, Gloucestershire
2nd Lt. 07.09.1940
WS/Capt. 15.01.1942
T/Maj. 07.08.1943-(04.1946)
Education: University of Bristol (LDS 29.06.1954).
07.09.1940     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served Royal Indian Army Service Corps
Dental surgeon.
Stratton-Christensen,
Edwin [Franz] Olaf
E.O. Stratton-Christensen
Married (1934, Singapore) Noreen Winifred Donnelly (23.02.1913 - 1970); two daughters, one son.
13.09.1916
-
06.1995
Cambridge district, Cambridgeshire
2nd Lt. 20.07.1940 [EC 564]
T/Capt. ?
WS/Capt. ? (reld 28.07.1946)
T/Maj. ?
Hon. Maj. 28.07.1946
20.07.1940     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served Royal Indian Army Service Corps
(01.1944) - (1945?) POW
Stuart,
Douglas
D. Stuart
Son of Maj. C.W. Stuart.
Married (16.06.1916) Hilda Muriel Gibbs, daughter of E.J. Gibbs; one son, one daughter.

24.07.1894
Carlton, Nottinghamshire
-
09.05.1955
Oxted, Surrey
T/Lt.. 25.11.1917-11.01.1918
T/Capt. 04.01.1919-31.07.1919
Lt. ?, seniority 30.04.1917 [195340]
12.01.1918, seniority 30.04.1917 [IA 750]
Capt. 18.04.1920
Bt. Maj. 01.01.1934
Maj. 18.04.1934
Bt. Lt.Col. 01.07.1936
Lt.Col. 29.07.1939
A/Col. 16.03.1940-15.09.1940
T/Col. 16.09.1940-25.12.1940
Col. 26.12.1940, seniority 01.07.1939 (retd 13.01.1948)
A/Brig. 01.10.1940-31.03.1941
T/Brig. 01.04.1941-15.11.1943
A/Maj.Gen. 16.11.1942-15.11.1943
T/Maj.Gen. 16.11.1943-(01.1946)
Hon. Maj.Gen. 13.01.1948
local Maj.Gen. 15.05.1948-.....1949
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 01.01.1946 New Year 46
Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire CIE 01.01.1943 New Year 43
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 02.01.1933 New Year 33
Commander, Legion of Merit (USA) LM 28.01.1949 * [presented by Gen. Lucius D. Clay 16.08.48]
* The citation, which was signed by President Truman, stated that General Stuart, as wartime commander of the 303rd Lines of Communication Command, Southeast Asia Command, performed exceptionally meritorious services which greatly expedited the
movement of supplies.
Education: educated at Rosendale, Littlehampton; Oundle School; Staff College, Quetta (1921; psc); Staff College, Camberley (1921-1931).
1914 - 1919 served in Great War (France & Belgium) with Canadian Forces
12.01.1918     transferred, Indian Army (1st Battalion, 5th
Mahratta Light Infantry)
04.01.1919 - 31.07.1919 Staff Captain, Bannu Brigade (NW Frontier, India) (served Afghanistan; despatches)
01.08.1919 - 06.05.1920 General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3), ... (India) (served Waziristan; despatches)
09.08.1925 - 22.11.1928 Staff Captain, Poona District (India)
17.04.1932 - 30.09.1934 General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), HQ Lucknow District (India) (CIE)
1934 - 1936 Brigade Major, Bareilly Infantry Brigade
1937 - 1938 Deputy Adjutant, 7th Division (Palestine)
1938 - 1938 Senior Officers' School, Belgaum
14.02.1938 - 05.02.1940 4th Battalion 19th Hyderabad Regiment (Second-in-Command, from 29.07.1939 Commanding Officer)
06.02.1940 - 30.09.1940 Instructor (General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1)), General Officers' School, Belgaum (India)
01.10.1940 - 31.07.1942 Brigadier General Staff (BGS), Eastern Command (from 04.1942 Eastern Army), India (CIE)
01.08.1942 - 19.07.1943 General Officer Commanding, 19th Indian Division
03.11.1943 - 15.01.1946 Commander, 303rd Lines of Communication Command, Southeast Asia Command [from 11.1945 redesignated as: General Officer Commanding, Bengal and Assam Area] (Legion of Merit)
16.01.1946 - 09.08.1947 head of the Indian Military Mission to the Allied Control Commission in Berlin [appointed 20.12.1945]
1947?     Special List (ex-Indian Army)
British administrative commandant, Control Commission for Germany, Frankfurt (1948?).
Stubbs,
Hubert Victor
H.V. Stubbs (Photo courtesy of Mrs Linda Smith) H.V. Stubbs (Photo courtesy of Mrs Linda Smith)

Son of ... Stubbs, and ... Billings.
Married ((06?).1946, Hendon district, Middlesex) Betty G. Golder.
17.08.1916
Abergavenny district, Wales
-
11.01.1971
Halstead, Bromley district, Kent
2nd Lt. 18.10.1941 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
T?/Capt. 1945?
A?/Maj. 1945/46?
18.10.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served Royal Indian Army Service Corps (Iraq, Egypt & India)
16.08.1945 - 23.10.1945 15th Advanced Course, RIASC School (Kakul)
(01.1946)     Officer Commandng, 22 Section, 726 Civ.G.P. [Civilian General Purpose?] Transport Company, RIASC (Trichinopoly)
Sumner,
Noel Robert
N.R. Sumner (Photo courtesy of Mrs Elaine Barker, née Sumner)
N.R. Sumner (Photo courtesy of Mrs Elaine Barker, née Sumner)
Married (23.07.1947, Dehra Dun, India) Mavis Sylvia Rose (born 23.04.1925 Sialkot, India, died 17.12.1983 Canterbury, Kent); onedaughter, two sons.
24.12.1923
Eltam, London
-
15.09.1981
Tenterden, Kent
2nd Lt.
13.03.1943
WS/Lt.
13.09.1943
T/Capt.
01.11.1945-18.07.1946
WS/Capt.
10.10.1946
T/Maj.
19.07.1946-17.05.1947 (reld 1947)
31.07.1940
-
12.03.1943
70th Battalion The Middlesex Regiment
13.03.1943


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
13.03.1943
-
18.12.1947
3rd/9th Gurkha Rifles
13.04.1943
-
14.06.1945
served in India
14.06.1945
-
22.08.1945
served in Burma
05.09.1945
-
29.10.1945
served in Malaya
03.11.1945
-
14.07.19147
served in Malaya
14.06.1947


served in India
Sunderland,
Herbert
H. Sunderland (Photo courtesy of Mr John Dowlan)
Younger son (with two sisters and one brother) of John Sunderland (1869-1941), boilermaker journeyman, and Lucy Symons (1866-1927).
Married (19.02.1927, Christ Church, Pellon, Halifax, Yorkshire) Doris Gledhill (17.01.1904 - 17.10.1975), daughter of Thomas Gledhill, wire tester; three daughters.
23.03.1900
Halifax, Yorkshire
-
28.12.1971
Halifax General Hospital, Halifax, Yorkshire
Cpl. (1931)
RQMS ?
Lt. QM 16.10.1941
WS/Capt. QM 16.10.1944
Wireless operator.
16.10.1941     commissioned, "Special List" of Quarter-Masters of the Royal Corps of Signals (Indian Army) [emergency commission]
Assistant Super Warehouse.
Suri,
R
R. Suri (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
?
-
Maj.
(1947)
...
-
...
...
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command, India (Poona)
Surie,
Shiv Dev
R. Suri (Photo courtesy of Prof. Raman  D. Surie)
Son of Dr. N.D.Surie, PCMS, Civil Surgeon in Punjab (India), Jamuna Devi.
Married (19.05.1940) Ansuya Sahni, daughter of R.L. Sahni, MBE & Vedwati Sahni; one son & daughters.
07.11.1911
-
23.12.1999
Lt. 05.05.1942 [M-8538]
Capt. 1945 (reld 14.01.1947)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Africa Star Afr St - -
Italy Star It St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Raksha Medal (India) Raksha M - -
1942 - 1947 served North West Frontier Province (India), North Africa, Middle East (Egypt, Syria, Palestine, Lebanon), Italy (1944-45), Greece (1945):
05.05.1942     commissioned, Indian Medical Service
      Regimental Medical Officer, 4/11 Sikh Battalion
      17th Field Ambulance, Royal Indian Army Medical Corps (4th Indian Division, Central Mediterranean Force)
      6 Rajputana Rifles (Taranto, Italy) (for a brief period only)
Post Independence of India: A.M.C. (Indian Army Medical Corps), from 23.11.1948. Service Number MR-1333. Specialist in Anaesthesia. Retired Lt. Col. from Army Base Hospital, Delhi Cantonment.Served in Naga Hills, NEFA and in Indo-Pakistan War of 1965. Retired 7 Nov.1966. Service extended up to 6.11.1968.
Surita,
Ivan Bernard St Regis
I.B.St.R. Surita  
05.09.1915
Calcutta, Bengal
-
18.03.1968
Shiliguri, Bengal
2nd Lt.
21.06.1940
WS/Lt.
?
T/Capt.
?
WS/Capt.
03.02.1944
T/Maj.
26.11.1944-(04.1946)
Military Cross MC
22.07.1943
Middle East
Played first-class cricket for Bengal, India, 1935/36-1938/39.
21.06.1940


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
(1943?)


served 6th Rajputana Rifles (Middle East, Italy)
Commissioner of North Bengal, 1960s.
Suter,
Frederick Benjamin
"Ben"
F.B. Suter
Third son (with three brothers and one sister) of Albert Frederick Suter (1882-1966), and Ethel Beatrice Powlowski (1881-1944), of Lueg-is-Land, Kingswood, Surrey.
Married (01.01.1946, Catholic Church, Ash, Surrey South Western district) Junior Commander Marguerite "Brigit" Ireland, ATS (14.03.1921 - 10.06.2009), only daughter of Col. G. Ireland, and Mrs Ireland, of Greenways, Normandy, Surrey; one son, three daughters.
20.04.1920
Wandsworth district, London
-
13.06.2013
Surrey
2nd Lt. 03.07.1939 [IA 1047]
WS/Lt. 26.11.1940
Lt. 03.01.1941
A/Capt. 26.08.1940-25.11.1940
T/Capt. 26.11.1940-27.01.1941,
07.02.1941-17.09.1941,
16.12.1941-10.01.1942,
12.07.1944-30.06.1946
Capt. 01.07.1946
Capt. RAOC 26.11.1947, seniority 01.07.1946 [380358]
A/Maj. 14.02.1945-12.03.1945,
16.01.1947-20.03.1947
T/Maj. 21.03.1947-25.11.1947,
01.02.1952-02.07.1952
Maj. 03.07.1952 (retd 20.04.1975)
03.07.1939     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
29.01.1940     commissioned, Indian Army
1940     The South Waziristan Scouts (NW Frontier Corps)
      3rd Battalion Sikh Regiment (Rattrays Sikhs)
26.11.1947     transferred, Royal Army Ordnance Corps
      16th Parachte Heavy Drop. Company RAOC
Sutherland,
Robert Lillard MacKenzie
R.L.M. Sutherland
Son of Andrew MacKenzie Sutherland, and Helen McKay, of Spey Bay, Morayshire.
14.03.1913
Devonport district, Devon
-
22.07.1942
[El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt, XXIV. G. 24]
2nd Lt. 26.08.1937 [IA 809]
Lt. 26.11.1939
A/Capt. 31.05.1940-30.08.1940
T/Capt. 31.08.1940-23.07.1942
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst (28.01.1936-1937).
      served in the ranks for 9 years, 61 days
26.08.1937     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
10.10.1938     commissioned, 3rd Battalion 7th Rajput Regiment - Indian Army
     

served Waziristan and Egypt, including deployment with 161 Indian Infantry Brigade to Cyprus just after Crete invasion; death at Dier El Shien night attack 22/23 July

Swaffield,
Henry Hamilton
H.H. Swaffield
Married; ... children (one son?).
(06?.)1903
Henley district, Buckinghamshire / Berkshire / Oxfordshire
-
(09?).1967
Bedford district, Bedfordshire
2nd Lt. 05.11.1941, seniority 05.11.1936
WS/Capt. 1946?, seniority 05.11.1941 (reld 1946)
A?/Maj. ?
05.11.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
(09.1944) - (01.1945) Officer Commanding, 158th Indian Railway Workshops Company, Indian Engineers (taking the unit from Calcutta to Kalewa (Burma))
Swain,
G E
G.E. Swain (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Hawkshaw-Burn)
?
-
2nd Lt.
20.07.1940 [EC 552?]
WS/Lt.
20.01.1942
T/Capt.
21.03.1942-(04.1946)
A?/Maj.
(1947)
20.07.1940


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
(1947)
 
 
HQ Southern Command (Poona, India)
Sykes,
Clement James [Eric]
C.J. Sykes
28.09.1922
-
01.1985
Boston district, Lincolnshire
2nd Lt. 12.11.1942
WS/Lt. 12.05.1943
WS/Capt. 03.02.1944 (reld > 04.1947)
12.11.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      5th Gurkha Rifles
Sykes,
John Henry
J.H. Sykes (Photo courtesy of Mr William Sykes)
Son (with three brothers and one sister) of Lt.Col. William Sykes (1867-1950), Equitation Officer at Royal Military College Sandhurst 1912-1921, and Eleanor Mary Naylor (1876-1958).
Brother of Lt. Richard Alexander Sykes, Royal Armoured Corps.
Married 1st (30.01.1919, Kasr el-Nil Garrison Church, Cairo, Egypt) Leila Flowerdew Macphee (21.10.1894 - 28.09.1970), youngest daughter of the late D.S. Macphee, stockbroker, of Glasgow, and Mrs Macphee, of Broompark, Helensburgh; one daughter, two sons (one died in infancy, the other [S/Lt. William Alan Flowerdew Sykes, RNVR] was killed in action).
Married 2nd (12.05.1971, Cheltenham) Lady Florence Kathleen Howard (née Turner) (? - 1983), daughter of William Turner.
15.10.1896
Thanet district, Kent
-
10.04.1975
2nd Lt.
16.12.1.1914 [5740]
T/Lt.
01.01.1916-28.02.1916
Lt.
29.02.1916
11.01.1917, seniority 16.12.1915
Capt.
16.12.1918
Maj.
16.12.1932
Lt.Col.
01.12.1937
A/Col.
26.12.1940-14.06.1941
T/Col.
15.06.1941-26.06.1943
Col.
27.06.1943, seniority 01.12.1940 (retd 25.02.1947)
A/Brig.
26.12.1940-16.04.1941,
27.02.1944-07.05.1944
T/Brig.
08.05.1944-25.02.1947
Hon. Brig.
25.02.1947
Mentioned in Despatches MID
1931?
NW Forntier of India
Mentioned in Despatches MID
23.06.1943
Middle East
Education: Christ's Hospital, London; Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
16.12.1914     commissioned, 3rd Dragoon Guards
11.01.1917     commissioned, Indian Army
(1919)     6th King Edward's Own Cavalry
      served in the Palestine Campaign & NW Frontier of India (1930/31)
12.12.1935 - 15.11.1936 Deputy Assistant Director of Supplies & Transport, India
01.12.1937 - 30.11.1940 Assistant Director of Transport, Eastern Command, India
      served in Egypt, North Africa & NW Europe
27.02.1944 - (04.1946) Brigadier, Royal Indian Army Service Corps, North Western Army, India
       

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