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1939-1945

 

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Wade,
Harry
H. Wade
?
-
2nd Lt. 10.04.1943 [EC 8053]
WS/Lt. 10.10.1943 (reld 01.12.1945)
Hon. Lt. 01.12.1945
10.04.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      may have served 2nd Indian Airborne Division
 
Wade,
Roy Hector
H. Wade
Son (with two brothers and one sister) of Robert Marmaduke Wade (1874-1948), and Ellen Ross Nicol (1881-1976).
Married 1st ((12?).1929, Bristol district, Gloucestershire) Phyllis Mabel Fry ((06?).1910 - 1940?); one son.
Married 2nd ((06?).1941, Bristol district, Gloucestershire) Marie F. Kingston.
Married 3rd ((03?).1948, Berwick district, Northumberland) Frances Louisa Purvis (21.06.1916 - 07.1993), daughter (with four sisters) of Francis Purvis (1880-1949), and Agnes Isabella Black (1883-1953); two daughters, one son.
15.07.1903
Plymouth, Devon
-
03.1991
Gloucester district, Gloucestershire
Sub-Conductor ?
A/Conductor ?
Lt. (Assistant Commissary) 01.08.1942 (rled > 04.1947)
01.08.1942     commissioned, Indian Army Departments [emergency commission]
 
Waghorn,
John Stanley Dighton
J.S.D. Waghorn
Son of Sidney Stanley Waghorn, and Patricia Mary Dighton.
Married ((12?).1952, Southend on Sea district, Essex) Margaret P. Moore; ... children (one daughter?).
12.03.1924
Rochford district, Essex
-
02.02.2006
Southend on Sea district, Essex
Pte. ?
2nd Lt. 19.03.1944 [EC 12498]
WS/Lt. 19.09.1944 (reld > 04.1947)
19.03.1944     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served 2nd King Edward VII's Own Gurkha Rifles
His daughter writes: "He was trained as an officer in Ireland and served until the end of the war after which he became a tea planter. He married my mother, Margaret, in 1952 and left India in 1962 when many families returned to the UK as a consequence of the threatened Chinese invasion. "
Wagstaff,
Anthony Hugh
A.H. Wagstaff
11.06.1913
-
06.1988
Fleet, Hants
2nd Lt.
02.02.1933
2nd Lt. [IA]
30.03.1934 [7 AI]
Lt.
02.05.1935
A/Capt.
21.05.1940-20.08.1940
T/Capt.
21.08.1940-01.02.1941
Capt.
02.02.1941
A/Maj.
01.09.1942-30.11.1942
T/Maj.
01.12.1942-07.08.1944
WS/Maj.
08.08.1944
Maj.
01.07.1946 (retd 14.11.1948)
A/Lt.Col.
08.05.1944-07.08.1944
T/Lt.Col.
08.08.1944-(01.1946)
Hon. Lt.Col.
14.11.1948
02.02.1933


commissioned, Unattached List
30.03.1934


transferred to the Indian Army
1930s


18th KEO Cavalry [possibly even 18th KGO Lancers]
1939
-
1945
served World War II:
03.1940
-
06.1940
No. 12 Platoon, D Company, Officers' Training School, Belgaum
1947/48?


transferred to Special List (ex-Indian Army)
Waite,
John Johnston
J.J. Waite
Son of John Waite, insurance superintendent, and Elizabeth Waite.
Husband of Alice Margaret Waite.
1895 ?
Co. Armagh
-
05.06.1942
(MPK) [age 47]
[Alamein Memorial, column 197]
T/2nd Lt. (prob) 18.02.1916
Lt. (prob) 21.09.1918, seniority 18.11.1917 [IA 135]
Lt. 21.09.1919
Capt. 14.11.1920
Maj. 25.03.1935 (Special Unemployed List 01.04.1936)
Education: Military Training College, Cork.
? - 18.02.1916 cadet, Officer Training Corps
18.02.1916     commissioned, The Royal Irish Rifles
21.09.1918     commissioned, Indian Army [attached 59th Scinde Rilfes]
? - 05.06.1942 9th Jat Regiment
 
Wakefield,
John Douglas
J.D. Wakefield
04.11.1919 ?
Maidstone district, Kent ?
-
06.12.2006 ?
Colchester, Essex ?
2nd Lt. 27.06.1942 [7880]
WS/Lt. 27.12.1942 (reld > 04.1947)
Capt. 1948?
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Burma Star Bur St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45  - -
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 21.01.1949 -
Efficiency Medal (Territorial) EM 21.01.1949 1st clasp
27.06.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Wakefield,
John Howard
J.H. Wakefield
17.02.1914
-

2nd Lt.
01.02.1934 [IA 316, later 421872]
Lt.
01.05.1936
A/Capt.
08.05.1940-07.08.1940
T/Capt.
08.08.1940-15.10.1940,
19.12.1940-09.05.1941
WS/Capt.
10.05.1941
Capt.
01.02.1942
A/Maj.
10.02.1941-09.05.1941
T/Maj.
10.05.1941-30.06.1941,
20.07.1942-16.02.1946
Maj.
17.02.1946 (retd 04.06.1948) (reverted to retd 16.04.1951)
Hon. Col.
16.04.1951
01.02.1934


commissioned, Unattached List
04.05.1935


transferred to the Indian Army
      served with Poona Horse and Pakistan 19th Lancers
04.06.1948
-
16.04.1951
retired, but continued to be borne on the Special List (ex-Indian Army), British Army, while employed with the Pakistan Forces
Walker,
James Gerald Bromhead
J.G.B. Walker
11.03.1907
-
11.1991
Brighton district, Sussex
2nd Lt. 30.08.1926
... ...
T/Lt.Col. 16.06.1943-(04.1946)
30.08.1926     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
16.03.1943 - (04.1947) Assistant Quarter-Master-General (Q B), India
Walker,
John Morgan Purdon
J.M.P. Walker
?
-
1991
2nd Lt. 22.12.1940
Military Cross MC 19.12.1946 gallant & distinguished services in the field (El Mechile 08.04.41) [citation available upon request]
Wine merchant with Phipson & Sons at Calcutta, India.
22.12.1940     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served 2nd Royal Lancers, Indian Armoured Corps (Gardner's Horse)
His daughter writes: "He was an Italian POW having been caught in North Africa. Later, escaped when Italy capitulated, possibly being one of a trio with Eric Newby (his story was remarkably similar - 3 of them, IAC, broken ankle, hidden by villages, betrayed by doctor, one returned to marry a girl met there, etc), and was caught by the Germans and moved to a POW camp in Brunswick, I think."
Walker,
Raymond Neville
R.N. Walker (Photo courtesy of Mr Mike Walker)
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
20.07.1913
-
05.09.1964
Puttenham, Guildford, Surrey
2nd Lt. 01.07.1933 [576 AI]
Lt. 01.05.1938
A/Capt. 07.02.1941-06.05.1941
T/Capt. 07.05.1941-31.01.1944
Capt. 01.02.1944 (retd 01.10.1948)
WS/Maj. 1947?
T/Lt.Col. 1947?
Hon. Lt.Col. 01.10.1948
01.07.1933     commissioned, 84th (East Anglian) Field Brigade, Royal Artillery - Territorial Army
01.02.1936     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
03.04.1937     commissioned, Indian Army
? - ? ?
Walker,
[Sir] Walter Colyear
F.H. Wallington
Son of late Arthur Colyear Walker.
Married (1938) Beryl (died 1990), daughter of late E.N.W. Johnston; two sons, one daughter.
11.11.1912
India
-
12.08.2001

Yeovil, Somerset
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
02.02.1933
...
...
T/Lt.Col.
26.02.1945-30.09.1953
Bt. Lt.Col.
01.07.1952
...
...
Brig.
09.06.1960
Maj.Gen.
01.02.1961
Lt.Gen.
?
Gen.
01.07.1970 (retd 16.05.1972)
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
1968
?
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
1964
?
Companion of the Order of the British Empire CBE
28.04.1959
?
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
13.12.1949
?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
17.01.1946
?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
30.10.1953
?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
16.02.1965
?
Mention in Despatches MID
25.10.1940
?
Mention in Despatches MID
17.12.1942
?
Mention in Despatches MID
19.07.1945
?
Mention in Despatches MID
08.04.1949
?
Mention in Despatches MID
21.10.1952
?
Dato Seri Setia, Order of Paduka Stia Negara, Brunei, 1964; Hon. Panglima Mangku Negara, Malaysia, 1965.
Education: Blundell's; Royal Military College, Sandhurst; psc; sd (1942); jssc (1950); idc (1960)
02.02.1933


commissioned, Unattached List for the Indian Army
06.03.1934


commissioned, Indian Army
11.09.1937
-
26.05.1940
Adjutant, ... (1939-1941 Waziristan (despatches twice))
27.05.1940
-
30.07.1941
Staff Captain, Razmak Brigade
21.02.1942
-
13.04.1942
Adjutant, ...
14.04.1942
-
23.04.1942
GSO3 (Ops), HQ 1st Burma Corps
06.07.1942
-
26.12.1943
Instructor (GSO2), Staff College, Quetta
04.1944
-
fall 1944
Second-in-Command, 4/8 Gurkhas
fall 1944
-
1945
Commanding Officer, 4/8 Gurkhas
27.07.1945
-
28.02.1946
General Staff Officer, 1st grade (GSO1), Indian Division
1949
-
1959
Malaya (despatches twice, OBE, Bar to DSO, CBE) [Atomic Trials, Maralinga, SA, 1956]
01.02.1961
-
31.01.1964
General Officer Commanding, ... Infantry Division
01.02.1964
-
03.03.1965
Director of Operations, Borneo (CB, Bar to DSO)
18.09.1965
-
(02.1967)
Deputy Chief of Staff, HQ AFCENT (Acting Chief of Staff, 1966-1967)
1967
-
1969
GOC-in-C, Northern Command
1969
-
1972
Commander-in-Chief, Allied Forces Northern Europe
Colonel, 7th Duke of Edinburgh's Own Gurkha Rifles, 11.09.1964-1975. 
Published: The Bear at the Back Door (1978); The Next Domino (1980); Fighting On (1997; autobiography)
Wallace,
Frederick Ingram
F.I. Wallace (Photo courtesy of Mr Giles Hill)
Son (with one sister and two brothers) of Jeremiah Thomas Wallace (1868-1945), and Elizabeth Taylor (1883-1962).
02.09.1907
Dublin South district, Ireland
-
07.09.1960
Spalding district, Lincolnshire
2nd Lt. 01.09.1927 [IA 781]
Lt. 01.12.1929
Capt. 01.09.1936
A/Maj. 06.09.1939-05.12.1939
Maj. 01.09.1944 (retd 11.12.1948)
A/Lt.Col. 22.05.1944-08.07.1944
T/Lt.Col. 1946?
Hon. Lt.Col. 11.12.1948
2nd Lt. 27.06.1952 [38539]
Capt. 27.06.1952 (reld 01.12.1954)
Distinguished Service Order DSO 06.06.1946 Burma [citation available upon request]
Mention in Despatches MID 27.09.1945 Burma
- Ntce 1938 name brought to notice for service in Waziristan, NW Frontier of India 11.36-01.37
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst (1926-1927).
01.09.1927     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
31.12.1928     commissioned, Indian Army (17th Dogra Regiment)
26.08.1937 - 05.09.1939 Instructor, Royal Military College, Sandhurst
(1945/46)     1st Battalion 17th Dogra Regiment
27.06.1952 - 01.12.1954 General List - Territorial Army
Walters,
Clarence Lane
C.L. Walters
Married ((03?).1913, Exeter district, Devon) Irene Saltmarsh.
(06?).1893
Woolwich district, Greater London
-
(12?).1952
Sidcup district, Kent
Assistant Commissary (with rank of Lt.) 29.05.1940 [OS 104]
WS/Capt. 20.07.1942
T/Maj. 20.07.1942-(04.1946)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 13.06.1946 HM's birthday 46
29.05.1940     commissioned, Indian Army Departments [emergency commission]
      served Indian Army Ordnance Corps
1944? - 1946? Officer Commanding, Dehu Ordnance Depot
 
Walton,
William
W. Walton (Photo courtesy of Mr Mike Attwood) W. Walton (Photo courtesy of Mr Mike Attwood)
W. Walton (Photo courtesy of Mr Mike Attwood) W. Walton (Photo courtesy of Mr Mike Attwood)
W. Walton (Photo courtesy of Mr Mike Attwood) W. Walton (Photo courtesy of Mr Mike Attwood)
W. Walton (Photo courtesy of Mr Mike Attwood)
Married (02.06.1926, Manchester) Edna Constance Rush (23.11.1900 - 22.12.1984); one son, one daughter.
24.08.1893
Aston, Birmingham
-
09.10.1963
Hanwell, Ealing district, Middlesex
Capt. 24.01.1928, seniority 03.03.1926
Maj. 08.08.1942
AMIMechE.
24.01.1928     commissioned, Army in India Reserve of Officers
20.01.1936 - 31.05.1936 called to Army Service with Indian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
12.11.1939 - 1945? called to Army Service with Indian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
 
Warburton,
Arthur
A. Warburton
Son of George Charles Warburton (1880-1946), and Florence Margaret Hopkinson (1881-1957).
Married (30.04.1955, Oporto, Portugal)Margarita Grace McKay (14.12.1931 - 25.03.2011), daughter of William Fulton McKay (1903-1967), and Janet Girvan Milroy Fisher (1903-1992); two daughters, one son.
19.11.1913
Bolton district, Lancashire
-
22.04.2001
Ulverston district, Lancashire
2nd Lt. 03.06.1943
WS/Lt. 03.12.1943
03.06.1943     commissioned, 14th Punjab Regiment - Indian Army [emergency commission]
Cotton spinner, later cotton mill manager.

Ward,
George Frederick
G.F. Ward

Son of Thomas Ward (born 1854), draper manager, then publican, and Elizabeth Ward (born 1870).
09.08.1892
Birmingham, Warwickshire
-
Tpr.
01.12.1914
L/Cpl.
05.02.1916
Cpl.
10.11.1916
2nd Lt.
01.08.1917
Lt.
01.02.1919 (reld 01.04.1920)
A/L/Bdr.
01.12.1939 [1523186]
L/Sgt.
12.04.1940
2nd Lt.
29.09.1940 [149794]
WS/Lt.
28.09.1940
A/Capt.
06.1942-...
WS/Capt.
30.09.1942 (reld 1947)
A/Maj.
...-29.09.1942
T/Maj.
30.09.1942-20.09.1943
Mention in Despatches MID
30.05.1918
?
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St
-
-
Victory Medal VM
-
-
Education: School Belle Vue, Bradford.
Worked as a rancher in Australia, then served with the Queensland Mounted Police till 1914.



Class 1 National Reservist, Royal Canadian Dragoons  (before 11 Aug 1914, 11526)
01.12.1914
-
1917?
enlisted service, "B" Squadron, King Edward’s Horse, The King’s Overseas Dominions Regiment (France from 21.04.1915; UK leave 18-24.12.1915)
05.02.1917
-
31.07.1917
Cadet School
01.08.1917
 
 
commissioned, Royal Warwickshire Regiment - Supplementary Reserve
Conservative party agent Manchester Junior movement, 1928. Secretary and agent of Morecambe and Lonsdale Conservative Association, 1935-1939.
11.11.1939
-
1940
enlisted service, 143rd (Counter-Defence & Anti-Aircraft) Battery, Royal Artillery - Territorial Army (Aintree)
1940
-
28.09.1940
163rd Officer Cadet Training Unit (Shorncliffe)
28.09.1940
 
 
commissioned, The Royal Warwickshire Regiment [emergency commission]
04.10.1940
-
02.04.1941
1/7th Battalion The Royal Warwickshire Regiment
03.04.1941
 -
18.11.1941
 
70th Battalion The Royal Warwickshire Regiment
19.11.1941
 
 
detached, Royal Indian Army Service Corps
29.12.1941


transferred, Indian Army (embarked for India from Glasgow 07.01.1942)
(08.1944)


serving at Simla
01.07.1946
-
(10.1946)
Motor Transport Officer, Junior Leaders Wing, Infantry School (India)
Wardroper,
John Michael
J.M. Wardroper (Photo courtesy of Mr Tony Wardroper)
Son (with one brother and one sister) of Arthur Kingsley Wardroper (1884-1947), and Mary Reah (1886-1938).
Married 1st ((12?).1951, Newcastle upon Tyne district, Northumberland) Elizabeth Muriel Yvonne Heads (21.02.1922 - 21.08.2001), daughter (with one brother) of John Ernest Blocklock Heads (1888-1930), and Muriel Riddle (1892-1972); one son.
Married 2nd ((09?).1972, Swindon district, Wiltshire) Gillian Whitaker ((06?).1946 - ), daughter (with eight brothers and six sisters) of William Herbent Whitaker (1908-1965), and Phyllin Mayjane Smith (1912-2008); three sons, one daughter.
18.03.1920
Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland
-
26.09.1979
Scarborough district, North Yorkshire
Cpl ?
2nd Lt. 22.11.1942 (reld > 04.1947)
A/Capt.? / T/Capt. ? ?
22.11.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Waris Ali
Waris Ali (Photo courtesy of Shauk Ali) Waris Ali (Photo courtesy of Shauk Ali)
Waris Ali (Photo courtesy of Shauk Ali) Waris Ali (Photo courtesy of Shauk Ali)
Waris Ali (Photo courtesy of Shauk Ali)
05.05.1920
-
05.1983
Additional Lans Daffadar 03.1941 [1330 ?]
Jemadar 04.1941
2nd Lt. 26.11.1942
WS/Lt. 26.11.1942
Capt. PA 26.11.1947 [PA 905]
A/Maj. PA 11.01.1949
T/Maj. PA 11.04.1949
A/Lt.Col. PA 06.09.1952-11.11.1952 (retd 1961)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St 19.09.1949 -
Africa Star Afr St 19.09.1949 -
Burma Star Bur St 11.04.1947 -
Defence Medal Def M 19.09.1949 -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 19.09.1949 -
Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal 1953 Cor M 1953 -
05.05.1939 - 22.05.1941 served in the ranks for 2 years, 18 days (half to count for pension):
06.1939 - 04.1941 Y Cadet (training program like University Training Corps, open to privileged Indians, normally sons of Indian Officers who had distinguished themselves)
23.05.1941 - 25.11.1942 served as Viceroy's Commissioned Officer for 1 year, 187 days (full to count for pension; total previous service for increment of pay 2 years, 196 days):
04.1941 - 04.1942 Jemadar, Royal Indian Army Service Corps
04.1942 - 11.1942 Officer Training School, Ahmed Nagar, India
26.11.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
03.1943 - 06.1944 Squadron Officer, Poona Horse (17th Queen Victoria's Own Cavalry)
07.1944 - 08.1945 Squadron Officer, 8th King George V's Own Light Cavalry (Iraq)
08.1945 - 09.1947 Squadron Commander, 8th King George V's Own Light Cavalry (Iraq, then Burma) [commanded a Squadron of the 7th Light Cavalry in Burma]
10.1947     transferred, Pakistan Army
10.1947 - 03.1950 Squadron Commander, 6th Duke of Connaught's Own Lancers
... - ... ...
Warren,
John Lewis
J.L. Warren (Photo courtesy of Mr Peter Maloney)
Son (with two brothers and one sister) of Patrick James Warren (1890-), and Mae Irene Lewis (1896-).
Married Helena Overtoom; three children.
03.05.1921
Dublin, Ireland
-
02.10.1957
The Netherlands
Pte. ? 17.12.1935 [3385734]
2nd Lt. 02.08.1941 [EC 4601] (reld > 04.1947)
T/Capt. (1945)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 01.01.1946 New Year 46
17.12.1935     enlisted, East Lancashire Regiment
      170th Officer Cadet Training Unit
02.08.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      MG Company Commander, 6th Rajputana Rifles (North Africa; wounded [hospital Cape Bon, Tunisia])
Waters,
Michael Edward
M.E. Waters
Married Hilda Grace Rossiter (10.11.1904 - ).
14.11.1903
Dublin South district, Ireland
-
(06?).1968
Coventry district, Warwickshire
Lt. (Assistant Commissary) 13.11.1941
WS/Capt. 1947?
Capt. 01.01.1949 [405562]
Hon. Maj. 01.01.1949
Lt. 29.04.1952, seniority 10.01.1945
Capt. 29.04.1952, seniority 11.01.1951
Maj. 11.01.1958
1920     left Ireland & joined Queens Bays
13.11.1941     commissioned, Indian Army Departments [emergency commission]
1947?     Special List (ex-Indian Army)
01.01.1949 - 28.04.1952 Royal Army Ordnance Corps - Regular Army Reserve of Officers
29.04.1952 - 28.04.1958 short service commission, Royal Army Ordnance Corps - Regular Army
29.04.1958 - 14.11.1958 Regular Army Reserve of Officers [attained age limit]
 
Waterston,
James David Chandler
J.D.C. Waterston (Photo courtesy of Mr Simon Howell)

Married ((03?).1947, Surrey South Western district, Surrey) Delia Mary K. Vaughan-Edwards (née Evans) (19.03.1916 - 10.2000).
20.03.1921
-
(03?).1971
Hastings district, Sussex
Cpl. ?
2nd Lt. 10.06.1941
A/Lt. 01.09.1942-28.09.1942
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
A/Capt. 01.10.1942-31.12.1942
T/Capt. 01.01.1943-(08.1947)
10.06.1941     commissioned, Royal Indian Army Service Corps - Indian Army [emergency commission]
 
Watford,
Ronald Harrison
R.H. Watford
Married ((06?).1928, Hailsham district, Sussex) Doris M. Atkins; ... children (one son?).
25.09.1901
-
08.1989
Bath district, Somerset
RQMS ? [1857330]
Lt. QM 20.09.1940
Capt. QM ? 1941 ?
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Africa Star Afr St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45  - -
Long Service Good Conduct Medal LSGCM - -
Indian Independance Medal Ind Indep M - -
      served in the ranks, Royal Corps of Signals
20.09.1940     commissioned, "Special List" of Quarter-Masters of the Royal Corps of Signals - Indian Army [emergency commission]
Watson,
Reginald Frank William
R.H. Watford
Son of Frank Harry Watson, and Mary Waner Mesny.
Married (1948) Helen Patricia Helmore; two sons, one daughter.
11.11.1921
-
21.12.1989
Sydney, NSW, Australia
2nd Lt. 05.03.1942 [EC 5689]
WS/Lt. 10.06.1942
A/Capt. 10.03.1942-16.07.1942
T/Capt. 10.06.1942-19.01.1944
WS/Capt. 20.01.1944
A/Maj. 20.10.1943-19.01.1944
T/Maj. 20.01.1944-(10.1945)
Officer, Order of Australia AO 1985 ?
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George CMG 1977 ?
Mention in Despatches MID 27.09.1945 Burma
Mention in Despatches MID 19.09.1946 Burma
Education: various schools and colleges in China.
05.03.1942     commissioned, 5th Royal Gurkha Rifles - Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served in India, Burma and China (despatches twice), and Adviser to British Military Mission to China

Chairman: State Bank of New South Wales, since 1986; Samuelson Group Pty Ltd (Australia), since 1986; Own retail co., Sydney, 1946-48 ; Gilbert Lodge & Co., Sydney, 1948-52; Admin. Officer, Aust. Defence Department, Melbourne, 1952-54; Godfrey Phillips Ltd, Sydney, 1954-56; Rothmans of Pall Mall, Australia, 1956-76 (Managing Director, 1968; Chief Executive, 1975); Managing Director, Dri-Clad Industries, Australia, 1977-78; marketing and industrial relations consultant, 1978-82. Part-time appointments to state government and federal government boards and authorities, 1972-83 (Chairman, NSW Overseas Trade Authority, 1978-83); Agent-Gen. for NSW in London, 1983-86. Trustee, Aust. Cancer Foundation for Medical Research, 1986-; Chairman, Aust. Museum Foundation, 1988-. Co-Founder, Variety Club of Australia, 1974. Freeman, City of London, 1983.
Watts,
Hector
H. Watts (Photo courtesy of Mr Michael Burroughs) H. Watts (Photo courtesy of Mr Michael Burroughs)
H. Watts (Photo courtesy of Mr Michael Burroughs)
Residence: (1970s) Reigate, Surrey.
?
-
Cpl. ?
2nd Lt. 11.01.1944 [EC 11863]
WS/Lt. 11.07.1944
WS/Lt. 01.09.1945, seniority 11.07.1944 [355220]
A?/Capt. | T?/Capt. 1946?
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Burma Star Bur St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
11.01.1944     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
01.09.1945     transferred, Intelligence Corps
 
Waugh,
Douglas George
D.G. Waugh (Photo courtesy of Mr Derek Herincx) D.G. Waugh (Photo courtesy of Mr Derek Herincx)
Son of Charles Robert Waugh, and Irene Winifred Viney.
Married Nellie Sanders; one daughter.
23.04.1907
Mhow, Bengal, India
-
1948
Nigeria
(heart attack after playing polo)
Pte. ?
2nd Lt. 04.04.1943 [EC 11517]
WS/Lt. 04.10.1943 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
T/Maj. (1945)
T/Lt.Col. (1946)
A/Col. ? ?
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Burma Star Bur St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45  - -
Mention in Despatches MID 27.09.1945 Burma
Mention in Despatches MID 09.05.1946 Burma
      attended Lawrence Royal Military School  at Sanawar in the Simla Hills in India
04.04.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served Indian (Auxiliary) Pioneer Corps
District Officer, Nigeria.

 
Webb,
Reginald Lacey Holden
R.L.H. Webb
Married ((12?).1946, Solihull district, Warwickshire) Anne Blakeway (09.11.1924 - 09.2005); one son, one daughter.
28.04.1916
India
-
(09?).1979
Salisbury district, Wiltshire
2nd Lt. 09.08.1941
T/Lt. 10.11.1942-30.11.1943
A/Capt. 01.09.1943-30.11.1943
T/Capt. 01.12.1943-09.02.1945
WS/Capt. 10.02.1945
A/Maj. 26.07.1944-06.09.1944,
25.12.1944-09.02.1945
T/Maj. 10.02.1945-13.02.1945,
16.03.1945-27.04.1952
Lt. 07.09.1946, seniority 03.03.1941 [200864]
Capt. 07.09.1946, seniority 01.07.1946
Maj. 28.04.1952
Lt.Col. 17.06.1959 (retd 10.04.1961)
Mention in Despatches MID 01.05.1953 ?
      served in the ranks for 1 year, 291 days
09.08.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission to 06.09.1946]
04.12.1943 - (04.1946) Instructor (Class B), Infantry Schools, India
07.09.1946     commissioned, The Hampshire Regiment [permanent commission]
21.08.1948     transferred, 10th (Princess Mary's Own) Gurkha Rifles
 
Webster,
Thomas Alexander
T.A. Webster
?
-
 
2nd Lt. 25.01.1944 [EC 11967]
WS/Lt. 25.01.1944 (reld > 04.1947)
25.01.1944     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
 
Weld,
Denis John Patrick
D.J.P. Weld
Married 1st ((09?).1940, Basford district, Nottinghamshire) Joan Ashford.
Married 2nd (1946/47?) Rachel Evans, QAIMNS(R), daughter of Mr & Mrs A.G. Evans, of Llanelly, ... children (one son, one daughter?).
01.04.1907
Naas district, Ireland
-
(12?).1977
Oundle district, Huntingdonshire
2nd Lt. 29.01.1927
Lt. 29.01.1930
21.11.1935, seniority 29.04.1929 [IA 508]
Capt. 29.01.1936
A/Maj. 02.1943
Maj. 29.01.1944 (retd 30.06.1948)
A/Lt.Col. 21.10.1943-20.01.1944
T/Lt.Col. 21.01.1944-(01.1946)
Hon. Lt.Col. 30.06.1948
Maj. 01.01.1949 [37303]
India General Service Medal 1936-1939 IndGSM - & clasps NW Frontier 36-37 & NW Frontier 37-39
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Burma Star Bur St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45  - -
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Passed the following courses: Army veterinary School Certificate, passed the Supply Course at the RIASC School, passed the Animal Transport Course at the RIASC School, Short Motor Transport Course, Chaklala.
29.01.1927     commissioned, The Cheshire Regiment
21.11.1935     transferred, Indian Army
11.1935     1/1 Punjab Regiment)
30.08.1938     28th Motor Transport Company, Royal Indian Army Service Corps
(1946)     Officer Commanding, 3rd IRB Petrol-Oil-Lubricants Depot, Panagar
01.01.1949 - 24.10.1962 Royal Army Service Corps - Regular Army Reserve of Officers [exceeded age limit]
West,
Jesse Kenneth
J.K. West (Photo courtesy of Mr David S.C. Wilson)
?
-
L/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]
Westcott,
Frank Percy
F.P. Westcott (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]
Weston,
Gerald Norman
G.N. Weston
?
-
 
Wt.Offr. I ?
2nd Lt. 06.02.1944 [EC 12417]
WS/Lt. 06.02.1944 (reld > 04.1947)
06.02.1944     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
 
Wheeler,
George Oliver
G.O. Wheeler (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]
White,
Benjamin Newport
B.N. White (Photo courtesy of Mrs Judy Griffiths) B.N. White (Photo courtesy of Mrs Judy Griffiths)
Son of Harry Vere White, and Katie McLeod Munro.
Cousin of Maj. Newport de Vere White, Indian Army.
Married (21.12.1946, Manchester district, Lancashire) Audrey Brown; one son, two daughters.
14.12.1918
Manchester, Lancashire
-
07.09.2014
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 05.04.1941 [180694]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942 (reld > 12.1946, < 04.1947)
05.04.1941     commissioned, The Manchester Regiment [emergency commission]
29.12.1941     transferred, Indian Army
15.10.1945     transferred, The Manchester Regiment
His daughter writes: "He was Transport officer, 9th Indian Light Field Ambulance."
White,
Martin William Helenns
N. de V. White
30.09.1908
-
02.1992 still alive
2nd Lt. 30.08.1928
Lt. 30.11.1930
Capt. 30.08.1937
A/Maj. 03.09.1939-02.12.1939
T/Maj. 03.12.1939-19.12.1939,
20.01.194015.01.1943,
28.01.1943-29.08.1945
Maj. 30.08.1945
A/Lt.Col. 1944?
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 04.06.1934 HM's birthday 34
30.08.1928     commissoined, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
10.10.1929     commissioned, Indian Army
23.02.1942 - ? Burma Frontier Force
04.1939 - ? Commanding Officer, Chitral Scouts
(1944?) - (1947?) Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion 9th Gurkha Rifles
White,
Newport de Vere
N. de V. White
later listed under last name:
De Vere White, N.
Son (with one brother and one half-brother) of Hill Wilson De Vere White (1891-1952), and Lucy White (1876-1951).
Cousin of Lt. Benjamin Newport White, Indian Army.
Married ((09?).1958, Westminster district, London)  Margaret Ruth Kitton, youngest daughter of Lt.Col. and Mrs L.H. Kitton.
Residence: (1958) Dugort, Achill Island.
18.01.1916
Thurles district, Ireland
-
1976
Ireland
2nd Lt. 05.05.1941 [EC 12??]
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
Lt. 22.02.1947, seniority 03.03.1941 [375260]
Capt. 22.02.1947, seniority 01.07.1946
Maj. 18.01.1952 (retd 28.08.1958)
05.05.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission to 21.02.1947]
1942? - 1945? in Japanese captivity 
22.02.1947 - 28.08.1958 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers [permanent commission] (served in Cyprus at one point)
28.08.1958 - 18.01.1966 Regular Army Reserve of Officers
White,
Vincent Gordon Lindsay
V.G.L. White (Photo courtesy of Mr David S.C. Wilson)
?
-
Pte. ?
2nd Lt. 22.08.1943
WS/Lt. 22.05.1944
? - 22.08.1943 'A' Company, 4 Wing, Officers' Training School, Mhow
22.08.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Whitewright,
Edmund Ireland
E.I. Whitewright (Photo courtesy of Mr Douglas Whitewright)
Son of Chief Engineer Edmund Ireland Whitewright, MN.
24.01.1925
Cathcart district, Glasgow, Scotland
-
02.06.2006
Hospice of St Francis, Berkhamsted
Gnr. 15.03.1943
2nd Lt. 21.07.1944
WS/Lt. 21.01.1945 (reld 01?.1948)
A/Capt. 14.03.1945-14.06.1945
T/Capt. 15.06.1945-01.04.1946,
01.05.1946-.........1948
Education: High School of Glasgow (1939-1943).
15.03.1943 - 1944 served in the ranks, The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
1944 - 20.07.1944 161st (RMC) Officer Cadet Training Unit
21.07.1944     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
20.08.1944 - 22.09.1944 passage from UK to Bombay, India
30.09.1944 - 26.01.1945 9th Gurkha Rifles (Dehra Dun)
26.01.1945 - 31.03.1946 2nd Battalion 9th Gurkha Rifles (39th Indian Training Division) (from 14.03.1945 as Quartermaster)
01.04.1946 - 16.11.1946 9th Gurkha Rifles (Pre-release Training/Demobilisation Wing)
22.11.1946 - 12.1947 2nd Battalion 9th Gurkha Rifles (Wana, NW Frontier, from 27.04.1947 Lahore/Ambala) (as Adjutant)
12.1947 - 01?.1948 passage to UK for demobilisation
Whittaker,
Robert Allon
R.A. Whittaker
Married (Poona, India) Edna Jane Wood; ... children (two sons?).
?
-
1950s ?
L/Cpl. ?
2nd Lt. 10.06.1942 [EC 6545] (reld 13.06.1946)
A/Capt. 30.06.1942-(04.1944)
Hon Capt. 13.06.1946
      Punjab Regiment
10.06.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
? - (04.1944) a Staff Captain at the Directorate of Movements, Quartermaster-General's Branch, India HQ Staff
Emigrated to South Africa.
Wiggett,
Kenneth Frank
K.F. Wiggett
Son of Howard Frank Wiggett, and Alice Constance Hawthorne.
(12?).1908
Redditch, Bromsgrove district, Worcestershire
-
1998
RQMS ?
Lt. 01.01.1944 (reld > 12.1946, < 04.1947)
      served in the ranks, The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
01.01.1944     commissioned, "Special List" of Quartermasters of the Indian Army [emergency commission]
A grandchild writes: "My grandfather was in the DCLI in India as RQMS. He went to India in around 1935. At one stage he was at Fort St Angelo, Cannanore. He transferred to Indian Army taking a commission, and I believe he finished as Captain in 1946/7."
Wiles,
Basil
B. Wiles
Son of Charles Timothy Wiles, and Mary Turner Jeffery,
Married 1st (1931, Northamptonshire) Noreen Amy Norris (20.01.1911 - 2002), daughter of Rowland Stephen Laver Norris (1874-1955), and Eleanor Gertrude Clayton; one son.
Married 2nd Gladys Margaret ... (died 10.12.1995, aged 87).
20.10.1900
Northampton, Northamptonshire
-
11.02.1964
Napier, New Zealand
[Wharerangi Cemetery, section 15, plot 3]
2nd Lt. 07.11.1928
Lt. 07.02.1931
Capt. 07.11.1939
07.11.1928     commissioned, Army in India Reserve of Officers
(1939)     Movement (R.T.) Staff & M.F.O.
School teacher.
Wilkinson,
Thomas Alec
T.A. Wilkinson (Photo courtesy of Mr David S.C. Wilson)
?
-
BQMS ?
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]
Wilks,
Michael Goodwin
M.G. Wilks
Married Barbara Donovan.
14.11.1923
-
07.03.2007

2nd Lt.
16.01.1944
WS/Lt.
16.07.1944
...
...
Maj.
03.12.1957, seniority 14.11.1957 (retd 12.06.1978)
16.01.1944


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]



late 14th Punjab Regiment, RASC & RAOC
Willcocks,
Roger Malcolm Durant
R.M.D. Willcocks
Married; four daughters.
26.06.1912
-
23.07.1962
New Zealand
2nd Lt. 01.09.1932 [AI 143]
Lt. 01.12.1934
A/Capt. 03.09.1939-02.12.1939
T/Capt. 03.12.1939-01.02.1940,
21.04.1940-13.07.1940
Capt. 01.09.1940
A/Maj. 01.09.1941-(01.1946)
Maj. 01.07.1946 (retd 30.08.1948)
T/Lt.Col. ?
Hon. Lt.Col. 30.08.1948
Maj. RARO 01.01.1949 [56761] (reld 07.09.1951; on appointment to the New Zealand Military Forces)
01.09.1932     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
05.11.1933     commissioned, Indian Army
      Royal Garwhal Rifles
01.01.1949 - 07.09.1951 Devonshire Regiment - Regular Army Reserve of Officers
Williams,
Brian Herbert
B.H. Williams (Photo courtesy of Mr Simon Jervis)

Married; one son, three daughters.
07.12.1920
-
26.04.1993
Boughton, Chester and Ellesmere Port district, Cheshire
Bdr. ?
2nd Lt. 10.07.1941
WS/Lt. 01.03.1942
A/Capt. 01.12.1941-28.02.1942
T/Capt. 01.03.1942-31.03.1942,
01.07.1942-14.04.1943
WS/Capt. 15.04.1943
A/Maj. ...-14.04.1943
T/Maj. 15.04.1943-02.09.1943,
24.10.1943-(10.1945)
1939-45 Star; Burma Star; War Medal 1939-45, M.I.D. oak leaf; India Service Medal 1939-45; Efficiency Decoration, E.II.R., Territorial, reverse officially dated, ‘1959’
Education: Uppingham School (1934-1938); Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (BA 1948).
In 1939 he was an undergraduate at university and his father, Owen Williams, was a Professor of Surgery at Liverpool University.
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
He transferred to the Royal Artillery (Territorial Army) as an Acting Captain in May 1947 (seniority December 1943). Promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel in November 1959 and Brevet Colonel in November 1962. Barrister-at-law (admitted to the Bar, 1949). Stockbroker; partner Henry Cooke and Son since 1959.
Williams,
David Montague
D.M. Williams (Photo courtesy of Mr Anthony Williams)
08.02.1895
-
06.1961
2nd Lt. SRO 09.12.1915 [13207]
Lt. 09.09.1917
09.01.1918, seniority 09.09.1917 [IA 669]
Capt. 26.08.1920
Maj. 26.08.1934
A/Lt.Col. 03.04.1941-02.07.1941
T/Lt.Col. 03.07.1941-25.08.1942
Lt.Col. 26.08.1942 (retd 05.05.1948)
Hon. Col. 05.05.1948
? - 08.12.1915 served in the ranks, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, mobilized Territorial Force, for 1 year, 126 days
09.12.1915 - 08.01.1918 mobilized, Special Reserve of Officers for 2 years, 31 days
09.09.1917     commissioned, Army
09.01.1918     commissioned, Indian Army
WW II     served Royal Indian Army Service Corps
Emigrated to Australia, 1948.
Williams,
John Keble
J.K. Williams
Son of the Rev. Canon Robert Keble Williams, BA (1885-), and Grace Winifred Trew (1890-), of Llanrhian Vicarage, Pembrokeshire.
(09?).1922
Llanrhian, Haverfordwest district, Pembrokeshire
-
11.07.1942
[age 20]
[Delhi War Cemetery, India, 1.B.9]
A/L/Sgt. ?
2nd Lt. 09.07.1942
09.07.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
? - 11.07.1942 10th Battalion 17th Dogra Regiment
Williams,
Patrick Robert
P.R. Williams
Married (09.1926, Kingston district, Middlesex / Surrey) Edith G.L. Sykes.
10.09.1902
East Stonehouse district, Devon
-
16.12.1941
[Singapore Memorial, column 241]
[memorial window at West Hill Church, Devon]
2nd Lt.
31.08.1922 [418]
Lt.
31.08.1924
21.01.1936, seniority 30.11.1924
Capt.
21.01.1936, seniority 31.08.1931
Maj.
31.08.1939
Education: Staff College (psc).
31.08.1922
 
 
commissioned, The Lancashire Fusiliers
24.04.1930
-
21.02.1932
Station Staff Officer, ... (India)
15.02.1933
-
(06.1933)
Adjutant, Depot The Lancashire Fusiliers (Bury)
21.01.1936


commissioned, Indian Army
01.08.1939
-
(04.)1941
Staff Captain, ...
1941
-
16.12.1941
14th Punjab Regiment
Williams,
Sterling John de Courcy
S.J. de C. Williams (Photo courtesy of Mr David S.C. Wilson)
?
-
L/Cpl. ?
2nd Lt. 22.08.1943
WS/Lt. 22.02.1944
T/Capt. 12.09.1944-(04.1946)
? - 22.08.1943 'A' Company, 4 Wing, Officers' Training School, Mhow
22.08.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Williams,
Vincent Charles
V.C. Williams

Son of Thomas Cameron Williams (1887-1968), and Ellen Maud Mary Colwell (1889-1968).
Married Winifred Frances Waite (21.12.1914 - 24.08.1994), daughter of Bertie Waite, and Lilian Elsmere; one daughter.
14.02.1913
India
-
08.1990
Bala, De Meirionnydd district, Gwynedd, Wales
Cpl. ?
2nd Lt. 01.10.1944 [EC 15162]
WS/Lt. 1945?, seniority 01.10.1944 (reld > 12.1946, < 04.1947)
      previous service (with Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers) for increment of pay 2 years, 145 days
01.10.1944     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      served Indian Army Ordnance Corps (Administrative Staff)
Willis,
Horace George
H.G. Willis
22.06.1911
-
27.11.1984
Boston, Lincolnshire
S/Sgt. ?
2nd Lt. 28.05.1942
WS/Capt. 10.06.1943
T/Maj. 10.06.1943-(04.1946)
28.05.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      probably with 19th Hyderabad Regiment
Wills,
Kenneth Charles Austen
K.C.A. Wills
Son (with three brothers) of Barnard Noel Wills (1892-1979), and Nancy Kate Austen (1891-1966).
Married ((06?).1953, Wells district, Somerset) Rosette A.H. Courthope.
02.01.1921
Acton, Brentford district, Middlesex
-
12.12.1995
Yeovil district, Somerset
Gnr. ?2
2nd Lt. 17.08.1941
WS/Lt. 07.04.1942
T/Capt. 07.04.1942-(04.1946)
17.08.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Willson,
Charles Boswell
C.B. Willson
Son of James Willson, MA, TCP, ICS, of Ballisnasloe, Ireland.
1891?
-
04.04.1953
The Mount Kenya Hospital, Nyeri
2nd Lt. 27.11.1914
Lt. ?
24.07.1917, seniority 27.11.195
A/Capt. 04.04.1918-...
Capt. 27.11.1918 (reld 01.05.1922)
2nd Lt. 10.08.1940 [EC 400]
WS/Lt. 07.11.1942 (reld 09.05.1945; ill-health)
T/Capt. 07.11.1942-(07.1944)
Hon. Capt. 09.05.1945
27.11.1914 - 01.05.1922 commissioned, Indian Army Reserve of Officers (from 04.04.1918 to .... serving with Army Service Corps)
10.08.1940 - 09.05.1945 commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Tea planter.
Wilmshurst,
Frank
F. Wilmshurst (Photo courtesy of Mr Graham Wilmshurst)
Son of ... Wilmshurst, and ... Ashbourn.
Married; ... children (one son?).
09.03.1917
Hampstead, London
-
07.02.1996
Poole, Dorset
2nd Lt.
19.03.1944
WS/Lt.
19.09.1944 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1947)
T/Capt.
?
Hon. Capt.
> 04.1946, < 04.1947
19.03.1944


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]



No. 1027 Indian Platoon Royal Indian Army Service Corps (Administrative Division), South East Asia Command (Burma)
Wilson,
Frank Arthur Henry
F.A.H. Wilson
?
-
Sgt.
?
2nd Lt.
16.01.1944 [EC 11999]
WS/Lt.
09.02.1944 (cashiered by sentence of a General Court Martial 30.07.1946; notification cancelled 23.04.1948)
?
-
16.01.1944
Officer Training School, Bangalore
16.01.1944


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
 
 
 
served in the 6th Rajputana Rifles
Post-war a sales representative & schoolteacher in Norfolk.
Wilson,
John Adam
J.A. Wilson (Photo courtesy of Mr Andrew Thomas)
?
New Zealand
-
2nd Lt. 05.07.1941 [EC 2893]
WS/Lt. ? (reld 17.02.1946)
T/Capt. ?
Hon. Capt. 17.02.1946
      Officer Training School, Belgaum (India)
05.07.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Wilson,
Philip Joseph
P.J. Wilson (Photo courtesy of Mr David S.C. Wilson)
Son of Paym.Cdr. Joseph Havelock Wilson RNR (1888-1942), and Pauline Berthe Marguerite Féron (1894-1974)
Married ((03?).1949, Willesden district, Middlesex) Frances May Deacon; two sons, one daughter.
11.07.1917
Chartres, France
-
04.12.1982
Kingston upon Thames, Surrey
Rfmn. ?
2nd Lt. 22.08.1943
WS/Lt. 22.02.1944
A/Capt. 02.03.1944-01.06.1944
T/Capt. 02.06.1944-06.06.1944,
06.04.1945-06.02.1946
A/Maj. 07.11.1945-06.02.1946
T/Maj. 07.02.1946-04.04.1948
Lt. 21.12.1946, seniority 11.01.1942 [371986]
Capt. 21.12.1946, seniority 11.07.1946
T/Maj. 12.09.1949-10.07.1953
Maj. 11.07.1953
T/Lt.Col. 07.10.1963-31.08.1964
Lt.Col. 01.09.1964
Col. 30.06.1969
Brig. 30.06.1972 (retd 10.01.1975)
      served in the ranks (mobilized TA) for 3 years, 355 days
? - 22.08.1943 'A' Company, 4 Wing, Officers' Training School, Mhow
22.08.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission to 20.12.1946]
21.12.1946     permanent commission, Royal Army Service Corps
01.01.1948     transferred, Army Catering Corps
26.08.1948 - 11.09.1949 Staff Captain, War Office
c. 1950     served at Dover, then c. 1952 Egypt, then c. 1954 Libya
1954 - 1957 Army Catering Corps Training School, Lichfield
22.07.1957 - 06.08.1959 Directorate of Army Catering, War Office (Chessington)
1959 - 1962 served in Kong Kong
1963     Army Catering Corps Training Centre (Aldershot)
07.10.1963 - 03.02.1966 AD/ACC, HQ Eastern Command
16.02.1966 - (02.1967) Chief Instructor, Army School of Catering
      served in Singapore & British Army of the Rhine
? - 1975 Commandant, Army Catering Corps Training Centre
Wilson,
Stanley Horace
S.H. Wilson
1911 ?
-
29.11.1962 ?
Sydenham, Kent ?
L/Cpl. ?
2nd Lt. 12.08.1943 [EC 10583]
WS/Lt. 12.02.1944 (reld 01.12.1945; ill-health)
T/Capt. 24.02.1944-01.12.1945
Hon. Capt. 01.12.1945
12.08.1943     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Wilson-Haffenden,
Donald James
D.J. Wilson-Haffenden
Son of late Rev. L.A. Wilson­Haffenden, Seaford, Sussex.
Married 1st (1923) Isabella Sutherland (died 1968); one daughter deceased.
Married 2nd (1969) Ruth Lea Douglass (died 1978), late of CMS
Married 3rd (1979), Annabella Khanna.
26.11.1900
Stroud, Gloucestershire
-
27.05.1986
Wimbledon, London
2nd Lt.
02.02.1920 [A.I. 46]
Lt.
29.01.1921
Capt.
29.01.1927
Maj.
29.01.1938
A/Lt.Col.
13.06.1940-12.09.1940
T/Lt.Col.
13.09.1940-20.01.1942
WS/Lt.Col.
21.01.1942
Lt.Col.
29.01.1946
A/Col.
21.07.1941-20.01.1942
T/Col.
21.01.1942-31.03.1942,
08.03.1943-(01.1946)
Col.
10.05.1947 [74388]
10.09.1948, seniority 22.04.1947 (retd 09.05.1948)
A/Brig.
06.01.1942-31.03.1942,
18.03.1943-20.06.1943
T/Brig.
21.06.1943-(01.1946)
Hon. Maj.Gen.
09.05.1948
Companion of the Order of the British Empire CBE
28.06.1945
gallant and distinguished services in Burma
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
11.07.1940
for distinguished services in the field
Mention in Despatches MID
05.04.1945

gallant and distinguished services in Burma and on the Eastern Frontier of India

Education: Christ's Hospital (1911-1916); Victoria College, Jersey (1916-1920?); student, Junior division, Staff College, Quetta (psc, 1936-[01.1937]).
29.01.1920


commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
02.02.1920


commissioned, 91st Punjabis (LI)
1921
-
1924
served Waziristan



8th Punjabi Regiment
24.04.1938
-
01.09.1939
Staff Captain, HQ 1st Division (Aldershot, UK)
11.06.1940
-
(04.)1941
Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster-General (AA&QMG), 1st Division
1941
-
1942
Deputy Adjutant & Quartermaster-General (DA&QMG), 110 Force
1943


Deputy Adjutant & Quartermaster-General (DA&QMG), XXXIII Indian Corps (Burma)
24.03.1945
-
(04.1946)
a Deputy Quartermaster-General (DQMG), GHQ, India
Chairman of the executive committee for evangelist Billy Graham's British crusades in 1954, 1966 and 1967. Brigade Secretary, The Boys' Brigade UK, 1954-1965.
Published: Operation Exodus (1957)
Wimble,
Percival Arthur
"Percy"
P.A. Wimble
Married (Bombay, India) Hilda Margaret ... (25.05.1905 - 10.1986); ... children.
27.01.1903
Thanet district, Kent
-
16.04.1955
Ensbury Park, Bournemouth district, Hampshire
Wt.Offr. ?
Assistant Commissary (Lt.) 16.01.1942 [OS/351]
T/Capt. 20.09.1943-(04.1944)
Deputy Commissary (WS/Capt.) (10.1944) (demobilized > 12.1946, < 04.1947) (reld 14.08.1949)
Commissary (T/Maj.) (10.1944)
Maj. 14.08.1949 [407454] (retd 01.01.1954)
Hon. Maj. 01.01.1954
16.01.1942     commissioned, Indian Army Departments [emergency commission]
      Indian Army Ordnance Corps (Departmental Officers I.U.L. - Executive Establishment)
16.01.1942 - (04.1944) Attached Officer, Ordnance Branch, Southern Army
01.06.1945 - (04.1946) Deputy Assistant Director of Ordnance Services (P) (DADOS(P)), Ordnance Branch, Southern Army
      Special List (ex-Indian Army)
14.08.1949 - 01.01.1954 commissioned, Royal Armoured Corps - Territorial Army [exceeded age limit]
Winckler,
Dennis Lancelot
D.L. Winckler (Photo courtesy of Mrs Annick Storey)
Married (05.1943, Baghdad, Persia) Louise Storey.
14.07.1915
India
-
26.12.1999
Halton district, Cheshire
2nd Lt.
21.06.1940
WS/Lt.
15.08.1941
T/Capt.
15.08.1941-(04.1946)
03.1940
-
06.1940
"D" Company No. 12 Platoon, Officers' Training School, Belgaum (India)
21.06.1940


commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]



3rd Battalion 8th Punjab Regiment
24.12.1944
-
(04.1946)
General Staff Officer, 2nd grade (GSO2), Training Teams, Directorate of Military Training, General Staff Branch, India Headquarters Staff
Accountant.
Wollheim,
James Henry
"Jimmy"
J.H. Wollheim (Photo courtesy of Nikki Wollheim)
Son of Eric Wollheim (1880?-1948), and Constance Mary Baker.
Married 1st ((03?).1945, Henley district, Buckinghamshire / Berkshire / Oxfordshire) Rosalind V.B. Taylor.
Married 2nd (1947, Greece) Rhea De Coulacou; one son.
Married 3rd (17.03.1952, Kensington district, London) Patricia M. Batchelor; two daughters.
02.06.1920
St Giles district, Greater London

-
26.08.1985
Sussex
[buried Bolney, Sussex]
2nd Lt. 22.06.1940
WS/Lt. 22.12.1941
T/Capt. 02.01.1942-(04.1947)
WS/Lt. 27.08.1945, seniority 22.12.1941 [380593]
22.06.1940     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
27.08.1945     transferred, Royal Army Service Corps (for service with Expeditionary Force Institutes) [without pay and allowances from Army Funds]
01.09.1946     transferred, Royal Army Service Corps
Woods,
Harold Starmer
H.S. Woods (Photo courtesy of Mr Chris Woods) H.S. Woods (Photo courtesy of Mr Chris Woods)
H.S. Woods (Photo courtesy of Mr Chris Woods) 

Married (28.03.1932, Calcutta) Nanuoya Marjorie Watson (born 07.09.1910), daughter of Robert James Watson, businessman & government official in India.


22.02.1895
Rainham, Kent
-
04.1986
New Forest district, Hampshire
Bombardier
? [979]
Lt.
30.04.1920, seniority 04.04.1919 [736 IA]
Capt.
13.02.1923
Bt. Maj.
06.05.1932 *
Maj.
13.02.1936
A/Lt.Col.
01.06.1941-31.08.1941
T/Lt.Col.
01.09.1941-12.02.1944
Lt.Col.
13.02.1944 (retd 29.07.1948)
Bt. Col.
04.05.1943 & 05.11.1944 [retained rank of Lt.Col.]
A/Brig.
13.06.1945-12.1945
T/Brig.
12.1945-09.1946
Hon. Brig.
29.07.1948
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE
03.07.1934

for valuable services rendered in the field in connection with military operations against the Upper Mohmands, period 07-10.1933

Mention in Despatches MID
06.05.1932

?

Mention in Despatches MID
04.01.1934

?

Mention in Despatches MID
28.10.1942

Burma 12.41-05.42

1914-1915 Star 14|15 St
-
-
British War Medal 1914-20 BWM 14|20
-
-
Victory Medal VM
-
-
General Service Medal GenSM
-
& clasps Kurdistan, NW Persia & Iraq
India General Service Medal IndGSM
-
& clasps NW Frontier 30-31 & Mohmands 33
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St
-
-
Burma Star Bur St
-
-
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 
-
-
India Service Medal 1939-1945 IndSM 39|45
-
-
* for distinguished services in Peshawar disturbances
1914
-
03.07.1917
served in the ranks, Royal Field Artillery [mobilized Territorial Force (for 2 years, 333 days)] (served in France 02.10.1914-15.10.1914, India 29.10.1914-03.12.1915, Persian Gulf 04.12.1915-28.06.1916, India 29.06.1916-03.07.1917)
04.07.1917
-
29.04.1920
mobilized Supply and Transport Corps, Indian Army Reserve of Officers (Adjutant, 14th Supply Company, Lahore) (for 2 years, 300 days) (Iraq)
30.04.1920


commissioned, Indian Army (service: Indian Army Service Corps)
04.06.1927
-
18.11.1930
Staff Captain, Peshawar District, India
04.1932
-
?
Officer Commanding, 34th Animal Transport Company (Mohmand Force)
29.03.1934
-
1936
Deputy Assistant Director of Transport, Meerut District, India
1936
-
28.03.1938
Deputy Assistant Director of Transport, Peshawar District, India
1938
-
?
officiating Commandant, No. 5 MAI
18.11.1939
-
04.03.1940
Staff Captain, GHQ, Delhi, India
01.1941
-
1941
Deputy Assistant Quartermaster-General, 17th Indian Division
1941
-
1942
Commander RIASC, 17th Indian Division (Burma)
1942?
-
1943
Chief Instructor of Desert Warfare at the RIASC Officers & Cadets Training School at Kakul
1943
-
1945
Senior Officer & Chief Instructor at the RIASC School at Kakul
1945
-
1945
Commandant RIASC School at Kakul
12.1945
-
09.1946
Deputy Director of Military Transport (India)
1944
-
1946
also: Deputy Director-Military of GSO1 school training at GHQ India at Delhi
09.1946
-
1947
Commandant RIASC School at Kakul
1947?
-
29.07.1948
Special List (ex-Indian Army) [service number 112020]
Woollett,
Charles William
C.W. Wootton

Son (with one sister) of W.C. Woollett, and M. Woollett.
Married ...; one daughter, one son.
31.05.1914
Gibraltar?
-
11.2001
South and West Dorset district, Dorset
2nd Lt. 12.04.1933
17.11.1936, seniority 30.08.1935 [528 AI]
Lt. 30.11.1937
A/Capt. 25.10.1939-24.01.1940
T/Capt. 25.01.1940-11.03.1940,
06.08.1940-29.06.1941
WS/Capt. 30.06.1941
Capt. 30.08.1943
A/Maj. 30.03.1941-29.06.1941
T/Maj. 30.06.1941 (one day only),
03.11.1943-15.01.1945,
13.03.1945-(01.1946)
Maj. 30.08.1948 (retd 27.10.1948)
A/Lt.Col. 30.01.1946-(08.1947)
12.04.1933     commissioned, The King's Regiment (Liverpool) - Supplementary Reserve of Officers
30.08.1935     commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
17.11.1936     commissioned, Indian Army (8th Punjab Regiment)
... - ... ...
Wootton,
Clarence Wynn
C.W. Wootton
15.09.1904
Wolverhampton district, Shropshire / Staffordshire / West Midlands
-
1980
Chatham district, Kent
CSM ?
Lt. QM 08.04.1942
WS/Capt. QM 08.04.1945 (reld > 04.1947)
      served in the ranks, North Staffordshire Regiment (NW Frontier of India)
08.04.1942     commissioned, "Special List" of Quarter-Masters of the Royal Engineers - Indian Army [emergency commission]
Workman,
Hugh
H. Workman
?
-
?
2nd Lt. 22.12.1940 [EC 1376]
WS/Lt. 19.01.1942
T/Capt. 19.01.1942-23.02.1944
WS/Capt. 24.02.1944 (reld 31.01.1946)
T/Maj. 24.02.1944-31.01.1946
Hon. Maj. 31.01.1946
22.12.1940     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Workman,
James Gray
J.G. Workman
Son of William Orr Workman (1880-1934), and Stephanie Dagmar Gray (1887-1956).
Married (08.07.1946) Anne Stewart Young (29.10.1919 - 01.1990), daughter of Sir Arthur Stewart Leslie Young (1889-1950), and Dorothy Spencer (1888-1966); three sons, one daughter.
31.03.1913
Scotland
-
31.10.1971
Lochgilphead, Scotland
2nd Lt. 15.11.1939
WS/Lt. 07.11.1940
T/Capt. 11.07.1941-(04.1947)
15.11.1939     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      11th & 14th Battalions Sikh Regiment (Hindu Kush & Burma; injured)
Wormald,
Peter John
P.J. Wormald (Photo courtesy of Mr Keith Morison) P.J. Wormald (Photo courtesy of Mr Keith Morison)
P.J. Wormald (Photo courtesy of Mr Keith Morison) P.J. Wormald (Photo courtesy of Mr Keith Morison)
Elder son (with one brother) of Capt. Guy Wormald (1883-1916), The Lancashire Fusiliers, and Doris Eleanor Kindersley (1886-1973) [later Mrs T.E. Winslow], of Weymouth, Dorsetshire.
Brother of Capt. Alan Guy Wormald, The King's Royal Rifle Corps.
Married 1st (24.02.1940, All Saints Church, Malabar Hill, Bombay) Audrey Josephine Sara Petrie (21.12.1921 - 24.07.1944), daughter of Walter MacGregor Petrie (1885-1965), and Violet Maud Emily Mackenzie-Kennedy (1891-1969).
Married 2nd (03.08.1945, St Mary's Church, Weymouth, Dorset) Merial Phyllis Moule, WRNS ((06?).1924 - ), daughter of Dr Horace Frederick Moule (1873-1967), and Phyllis Edith Kindersley (1893-1949), of Weymouth, Dorset; four (?) daughters, one (?) son.
21.09.1913
Kensington district, London
-
07.01.2011
Ringwood, Hampshire
Lt. (prob) 01.09.1938 [MZ/18440]
Capt. 27.09.1939, seniority 01.05.1939 (retd 26.02.1949)
A/Maj. 11.08.1942-10.11.1942
T/Maj. 11.11.1942-(01.1946)
Hon. Maj. 26.02.1949
Mention in Despatches MID 17.12.1942

Waziristan

Education: Trinity College, Cambridge (MA, 1947); MD, 1954; Middlesex Hospital (MB, ChB, 1938); MRCS Eng, LRCP Lond, 1938.
01.09.1938     commissioned, Indian Medical Service
(1942)     served in Waziristan (despatches)
Harvard Hospital, Salisbury, Wiltshire. Director Public Health Laboratory General Infirmary, Salisbury.
Published: several articles on medical microbiology in professional journals.
Wratten,
Herbert Redgnap
"Bertie"
H.R. Wratten (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]
Wright,
Douglas
D. Wright
Married ...; ... children (one daughter?).
?
-
Pte. ?
2nd Lt. 29.10.1942 (reld > 04.1946, < 04.1946)
29.10.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
Wrigley,
Neill Milnes
N.M. Wrigley
Son (with one sister) of Philip Roscoe Wrigley, FRCS (1876-), and Gwendolen Mary Holmes.
Married ...; ... children (one daughter?).
03.04.1922
Chorlton district, Lancashire
-
29.12.1999
Finden, Worthing district, West Sussex
Pte. ? [3064916]
2nd Lt. 06.05.1942
WS/Lt. 06.11.1942 (reld > 12.1946, < 04.1947)
06.05.1942     commissioned, 18th Cavalry - Indian Army [emergency commission]
Hotelier.
Wyndham,
Roy Edward Percy
R.E.P. Wyndham
Married ((06?).1948, Chelsea district, London) Jane "Joan" Bellamy (24.12.1921 - 22.07.1967) [she remarried Williamson]; three sons.
19.07.1913
-
13.07.1954
Ankole, Uganda (accidently shot while trying to see to a wounded lion)
Cadet
?
2nd Lt.
31.08.1933 [AI 365] (half-pay 06.08.1935) (full-pay 04.01.1936)
Lt.
29.04.1936
A/Capt.
15.10.1939-14.01.1940
T/Capt.
15.01.1940-11.12.1940,
29.12.1940-30.06.1941
Capt.
29.01.1942
A/Maj.
07.05.1942-(01.1946)
Maj.
29.01.1947 (retd 04.02.1947; ill-health)
Military Cross MC
13.08.1937
NW Frontier of India 37
Education: Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
31.08.1933
 
 
commissioned, Unattached List (for Indian Army)
22.03.1936


commissioned, Indian Army
(1937) 
 
 
3rd Battalion, 6th Rajputana Rifles



served Rajputana Rifles
Game ranger, Uganda.

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