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1939-1945

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Farncomb,
Harold Bruce
H.B. Farncomb (Source: Australian War Memorial) H.B. Farncomb (Source: Australian War Memorial)
H.B. Farncomb (Source: Australian War Memorial) H.B. Farncomb (Source: Australian War Memorial)
H.B. Farncomb (Source: Australian War Memorial) H.B. Farncomb (Source: Australian War Memorial)
H.B. Farncomb (Source: Australian War Memorial) H.B. Farncomb (Source: Australian War Memorial)
H.B. Farncomb (Source: State Library of Victoria)
H.B. Farncomb (Source: State Library of Victoria)
H.B. Farncomb
H.B. Farncomb
H.B. Farncomb

Son of Frank Farncomb
and Helen Sampson.
Married (31.03.1927) Jean Ross Nott; no children.
28.02.1899
Sydney, NSW
-
12.02.1971
Sydney, NSW
Cadet Midsh.
31.12.1912 [6646]
Midsh.
01.01.1917
A/S.Lt.
01.09.1918
S.Lt.
01.09.1918
Lt.
01.10.1919
Lt.Cdr.
01.10.1927
Cdr.
30.06.1932
Capt.
30.06.1937
Cdre. 1st cl.
09.12.1944
R.Adm.
08.01.1947 (retd 06.04.1951)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.05.1945
11.05.1945
Operation Mike I (Lingayen Gulf, Philippines 01.45)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
09.02.1943
11.02.1943
occupation Guadalcanal & Yulagi 07-08.42
Member of the Royal Victorian Order MVO
28.03.1935

visit of HRH the Duke of Gloucester to Australia and New Zealand

Mention in Despatches MID
03.11.1942
-
bombed by Japanese aircraft 07.05.42
Mention in Despatches MID
27.03.1945
19.04.1945
Operation Dragoon (invasion of S France 08.44)
Mention in Despatches MID
14.08.1945
30.08.1945
Aegean operations, relief of Greece
Commander, Legion of Merit (USA) LM
15.05.1947
-
?
Navy Cross (USA) NC
-
02.01.1948
Lingayen Gulf, Philippines 01.45 *
* The Navy Cross is presented to Harold Bruce Farncomb, Commodore, Royal Australian Navy, for distinguishing himself conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity in action as Commander, Royal Australian Squadron, during the capture of Lingayen Gulf and the landing on Luzon, Philippine Islands, from 6 January to 9 January, 1945. During this period, in which HMAS Australia was hit four times by enemy planes and HMAS Aruna seriously damaged, Commodore Farncomb displayed a high degree of courage, determination and professional skill.
Education: Gordon Public School; Sydney Boys High School; RAN College (1912-1916)
31.12.1912
-
31.12.1916
RAN College
01.01.1917
-
17.01.1917
HMAS Cerberus
18.01.1917
-
03.04.1917
London Depot RAN
04.04.1917
-
26.10.1918
HMS Royal Sovereign (Grand Fleet)
27.10.1918
-
09.01.1919
HMS Excellent
10.01.1919
-
20.03.1919
HMS Columbine (for HMS Woolsheer)
21.03.1919
-
24.09.1919
HMAS Anzac
25.09.1919
-
02.01.1920
HMAS Cerberus
03.01.1920
-
07.08.1920
RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
08.08.1920
-
09.12.1920
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
10.12.1920
-
22.04.1921
HMAS Cerberus
23.04.1921
-
21.03.1922
Gunnery Officer, HMAS Stalwart (torpedo-boat destroyer) [based at HMAS Anzac]
22.03.1922
-
20.05.1923
for W/S duties, staff RACAF, HMAS Melbourne (light cruiser) (additional)
21.05.1923
-
15.07.1923
HMAS Cerberus (additional; for passage to UK per SS Naldera)
16.07.1923
-
24.09.1923
HMS President (additional; for special duty at Admiralty)
25.09.1923
-
10.07.1924
W/S course, RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
11.07.1924
-
24.07.1924
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
25.07.1924
-
19.10.1924
HMS President (for 6 months' service with the Director of Training and Staff Duties Division, Admiralty)
20.10.1924
-
27.01.1925
Staff Officer (Operations and Intelligence) to Rear-Admiral 1st Battle Squadron [HMS Barham (battleship)] (Mediterranean)
28.01.1925
-
12.05.1925
HMAS Adelaide
13.05.1925
-
29.04.1926
Staff Officer (Operations) to Commodore Commanding HM Australian Squadron [HMAS Sydney (cruiser)]
30.04.1926
-
14.10.1927
Staff Officer (Operations and Intelligence) to Commodore Commanding HM Australian Squadron [HMAS Sydney (cruiser)]
15.10.1927
-
23.04.1928
Staff Officer (Operations and Intelligence) to Commodore Commanding HM Australian Squadron [HMAS Melbourne]
24.04.1928
-
13.01.1930
HMS Repulse (battlecruiser) (Atlantic Fleet) (additional)
14.01.1930
-
06.01.1931
imperial defence course, Imperial Defence College, London [HMS President]
07.01.1931
-
02.02.1931
HMAS Cerberus (additional; for passage to Australia per "Port Alma")
03.02.1931
-
18.03.1931
HMAS Penguin (additional; for foreign shore leave)
19.03.1931
-
24.04.1933
HMAS Cerberus (Flinders Naval Depot, Vict.) (additional; for duty at Navy Office)
25.04.1933
-
05.08.1935
Executive Officer, HMAS Australia (cruiser) (Mediterranean) (return of Duke of Gloucester (MVO))
06.08.1935
-
03.09.1937
Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
[one of RAN representatives at the funeral of King George V; attached to the Delegation from the Argentine Republic at the Coronation of King George
VI]
04.09.1937
-
24.10.1937
HMAS Cerberus (additional)
25.10.1937
-
08.11.1938
Commanding Officer, HMAS Yarra (minesweeper)
09.11.1938
-
08.01.1939
HMAS Cerberus (additional; for passage to UK per "Orontes")
09.01.1939
-
12.03.1939
senior officers' technical course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
13.03.1939
-
09.04.1939
Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
10.04.1939
-
28.06.1939
tactical course, HM Dockyard, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
29.06.1939
-
05.06.1940
Commanding Officer, HMAS Perth (cruiser)
06.06.1940
-
26.11.1940
Commanding Officer, HMAS Canberra (cruiser)
27.11.1940
-
23.12.1941
Flag Captain, HMAS Canberra (cruiser) & Chief Staff Officer to Rear-Admiral Commanding HM Australian Squadron
24.12.1941
-
08.03.1944
Flag Captain, HMAS Australia (cruiser) & Chief Staff Officer to Rear-Admiral Commanding HM Australian Squadron
09.03.1944
-
13.04.1944
HMAS Penguin (additional; for passage to UK from 22.03.1944)
14.04.1944
-
11.05.1944
HMS Victory (for courses)
12.05.1944
-
19.11.1944
Commanding Officer, HMS Attacker (escort carrier)
20.11.1944
-
08.12.1944
HMAS Cerberus II
09.12.1944
-
21.01.1945
Commodore Commanding HM Australian Squadron [HMAS Shropshire (cruiser)] (temporarily in command) (wounded)
22.01.1945
-
21.07.1945
Commodore Commanding HM Australian Squadron [HMAS Shropshire (cruiser)]
22.07.1945
-
01.08.1945
HMAS Penguin (additional)
02.08.1945
-
30.09.1945
Flag Officer-in-Charge, New South Wales & Commodore Superintendent Sydney [HMAS Kuttabul]
01.10.1945
-
06.11.1946
Commanding Officer, HMAS Cerberus & Commodore Superintendent of Training
07.11.1946
-
08.11.1946
HMAS Cerberus (additional)
09.11.1946
-
05.10.1949
Commodore [from 08.01.1947: Rear-Admiral] Commanding HM Australian Squadron [HMAS Shropshire, from 04.12.1946 HMAS Hobart, from 19.03.1947 HMAS Shropshire, from 16.06.1947 HMAS Australia, from 18.08.1947 HMAS Hobart, from 12.12.1947 HMAS Australia, from 24.08.1949 HMAS Sydney]
06.10.1949
-
10.01.1950
HMAS Penguin (additional; for passage to USA per "Aoranoi")
11.01.1950
-
19.11.1950
Head of Australian Joint Services Staff, Naval Representative and Naval Attaché (Washington, DC)
20.11.1950
-
08.03.1951
HMAS Cerberus II (additional; for passage to UK per "Pubohia" [08.12.1950], foreign shore leave [17.12.1950], passage to Australia per "Strathnaver" [01.02.1951])
09.03.1951
-
07.04.1951
HMAS Penguin (additional; for discharge)
Called to Bar, Supreme Court of NSW, 1958 (became a Judge's Associate with NSW Supreme Court); transferred to Solicitor, 1963.
Feldt,
Eric Augustus *
E.A. Feldt (Photo courtesy of Cdr. Greg Swinden, RAN) E.A. Feldt
E.A. Feldt (Photo courtesy of Cdr. Greg Swinden, RAN) E.A. Feldt (Photo courtesy of Cdr. Greg Swinden, RAN)
E.A. Feldt
E.A. Feldt
* officially Eric Augustas Feldt
Eighth child of Swedish-born parents Peter Feldt, cane farmer, and his wife Augusta, née Blixt.
Married (10.01.1933, South Brisbane) Nancy Lynette Echlin, a journalist; no children.

03.01.1899
Cardwell, Qld.
-
12.03.1968
New Farm, Brisbane, Qld.
[ashes scattered at sea near the Coastwatchers' Light, Madang, Papua New Guinea]
Cadet Midsh.
31.12.1912
Midsh.
01.01.1917
A/S.Lt.
01.09.1918
Lt.
01.06.1920
?, seniority 01.02.1920 (retd 31.10.1922)
Lt.Cdr. (retd)
01.02.1928 (emgcy 21.04.1939) (reld 28.09.1945; physically unfit) (retd 03.01.1959)
A/Cdr. (retd)
13.07.1942-06.08.1943,
25.05.1945-13.06.1945
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE
01.01.1944
06.01.1944
New Year 44 [decoration presented]
Education: Brisbane Grammar School
31.12.1912
-
03.04.1917
HMAS Cerberus (for RAN College)
04.04.1917
-
25.10.1918
HMS Canada
26.10.1918
-
20.03.1919
HMS Sybille [based at HMS Dido]
21.03.1919
-
24.09.1919
HMAS Swordsman
25.09.1919
-
01.01.1921
HMAS Cerberus (additional; for passage to UK) & London Depot RAN
01.01.1921
-
22.03.1921
HMAS Penguin
23.03.1921
-
18.10.1922
HMAS Melbourne
19.10.1922
-
30.10.1922
RAN College
Public servant, Mandated Territory of New Guinea (Papua New Guinea), 1923-1939
08.09.1939
-
15.09.1939
HMAS Cerberus (additional; for Navy Office) (temp.)
16.09.1939
-
07.05.1941
HMAS Penguin IV (for duty as Staff Officer Intelligence, Base Staff, Port Moresby)
08.05.1941
-
(07.1942)
HMAS Brisbane (as Supervising Intelligence Officer, Townsville
?
-
05.08.1943
HMAS Magnetic, later HMAS Moreton (additional; as Supervising Intelligence Officer, NE Area)
06.08.1943
-
13.02.1945
HMAS Moreton (for special duties)
14.02.1945
-
04.03.1945
HMAS Madang (for duty as Naval Officer-in-Charge North Solomons HQ Torokina)
05.03.1945
-
13.06.1945
HMAS Lusair (in command & as Naval Officer-in-Charge Torokina)
14.06.1945
-
28.09.1945
HMAS Moreton (additional; for medical treatment)
Published: The coast watchers (1946; memoirs)
Foley,
James Bernard
J.B. Foley J.B. Foley
J.B. Foley J.B. Foley
  
Son of M.J. Foley, of Limerick, Ireland.
Married (11.10.1921) Jean Croker, daughter of Charles Croker; one daughter.

24.06.1896
Ballarat, Victoria
-
10.02.1974
Paym.Clerk 01.03.1915
Paym.S.Lt. 01.09.1917
Paym.Lt. 01.09.1919
?, seniority 01.06.1919
Paym.Lt.Cdr. 01.06.1927
Paym.Cdr. 30.06.1933
T/Paym.Capt. 20.10.1936
Paym.Capt. = Capt. (S) 30.06.1943 (retd 31.01.1957)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 01.07.1941 HM's birthday 41
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE 01.01.1936 New Year 36
Education: private school.
1915     joined RAN
... - ... ...
07.10.1931 - 22.08.1944 Secretary to Chief of Naval Staff & First Naval Member, Australian Naval Board, Melbourne [HMAS Sydney, from 11.05.1941 HMAS Cerberus] (CBE)
23.08.1944 - 29.02.1948 Naval Liaison Officer, London [HMAS Cerberus II]
20.08.1948 - 19.07.1951 Administrative Assistant to 2nd Naval Member, Australian Naval Board, Melbourne
Literature: J.V.P. Goldrick (editor) Selections from the Memoirs and Correspondence of Captain James Bernard Foley, CBE, RAN (1896-1974) in: N.A.M. Rodger (editor), The Naval Miscellany (Navy Records Society, 1984).
       

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Garsia,
Rupert Clare
R.C. Garsia R.C. Garsia
R.C. Garsia R.C. Garsia
R.C. Garsia 
Son of Capt. Christopher Garsia, 79th Cameron Highlanders, and Elizabeth Parker (née Watson).
Married (28.04.1934, Bong Bong, New South Wales) Dorothea Lloyd, a teacher from Hunters Hill, Sydney; no children.

09.10.1887
Christchurch, New Zealand
-
18.02.1954
Red Hill, Canberra, Australia
Midsh. RN
05.1904
S.Lt. RN
09.1907
Lt. RN
19.10.1910
?, seniority 01.04.1940
Lt.Cdr. RN
01.04.1918
Lt.Cdr.
31.01.1919, seniority 01.04.1918
Cdr.
01.07.1921 (emgcy 17.01.1933)
A/Capt. (emgcy)
03.02.1941
Capt. (emgcy)
04.01.1946, seniority 24.09.1945 (retd 09.10.1947)
Education: Christchurch High School; HMS Britannia.
07.1904
 
 
HMS Russell (Channel Fleet)
1909
-
1911
HMS Psyche (cruiser) (Australian Station)



battlecruisers (Home Fleet)
04.08.1914
-
31.07.1919
HMAS Australia (Sydney) [lent to RAN] (from 12.08.1914-26.08.1914 prize master to the Zambesi, a small vessel carrying material for the German wireless station at Bitapaka, New Britain)
01.08.1919
-
26.04.1920
HMAS Tingira (boys' training ship, Sydney)
27.04.1920
-
29.06.1920
Commanding Officer, HMAS Franklin (tender)
30.06.1920
-
31.03.1921
HMAS Tingira (boys' training ship, Sydney, NSW)
01.04.1921
-
05.07.1921
HMAS Penguin (depot ship, Sydney, NSW)
06.07.1921
-
08.01.1922
HMAS Brisbane
09.01.1922
-
12.03.1922
Commanding Officer, HMAS Tingira (boys' training ship, Sydney)
13.03.1922
-
20.03.1922
HMAS Penguin (for HMAS Adelaide)
21.03.1922
-
06.04.1922
HMAS Melbourne (additional)
07.04.1922
-
03.11.1922
HMAS Melbourne
04.11.1922
-
06.12.1922
HMAS Penguin (depot ship, Sydney, NSW) (additional)
07.12.1922
-
31.12.1922
HMAS Penguin (for torpedo-boat destroyers in reserve)
01.01.1923
-
03.06.1924
Commanding Officer, HMAS Marguerite (sloop) & from 01.01.1923-31.07.1923 & 08.09.1923-03.06.1924 for command of ships in reserve
04.06.1924
-
18.07.1924
Commanding Officer, HMAS Mallow & for command of ships in reserve
19.07.1924
-
29.07.1924
HMAS Penguin (depot ship, Sydney, NSW) (additional)
30.07.1924
-
19.10.1924
HMAS Cerberus (additional; for passage to UK per "Maloja")
20.10.1924
-
06.03.1925
senior officers' technical course, HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
07.03.1925
-
12.04.1925
HMS Victory (additional; for passage to Australia per "Orama")
13.04.1925
-
02.06.1925
HMAS Cerberus (additional)
03.06.1925
-
11.07.1925
Commanding Officer, HMAS Tingira (boys' training ship, Sydney)
12.07.1925
-
31.07.1925
HMAS Penguin (depot ship, Sydney, NSW) (additional)
01.08.1925
-
30.04.1927
Commanding Officer, HMAS Tingira (boys' training ship, Sydney)
01.05.1927
-
14.04.1928
Commanding Officer, HMAS Platypus (depot ship)
15.04.1928
-
15.08.1929
Commanding Officer, HMAS Penguin (depot ship, Sydney, NSW) & for command of reserve ships & as Deputy Superintendent, Sydney [from 05.11.1928-18.11.1928 Commanding Officer, HMAS Albatross (temporarily; during trials) [tender to HMAS Penguin]]
01.05.1929
-
21.08.1932
also: Honorary ADC to Governor-General
16.08.1929
-
20.06.1930
Commanding Officer, HMAS Brisbane & as Senior Officer, Reserve Ships & as Deputy Superintendent, Sydney
21.06.1930
-
21.08.1932
Commanding Officer, HMAS Penguin (depot ship, Sydney, NSW) & for command of reserve ships & as Deputy Superintendent, Sydney
22.08.1932
-
14.09.1932
HMAS Penguin (depot ship, Sydney, NSW) (additional)
15.09.1932
-
16.01.1933
HMAS Penguin (depot ship, Sydney, NSW) (additional; for 12 months half-pay)
Administrator of Nauru, 16.01.1933-11.1938.
26.03.1940
-
14.04.1940
Commodore of Convoys [HMAS Cerberus (RAN base, Sydney, NSW) (additional)]
15.04.1940
-
18.06.1940
Commodore of Convoys [HMAS Penguin (depot ship, Balmoral, Sydney, NSW) (additional)]
02.09.1940
-
08.03.1943
Commodore of Convoys [HMAS Rushcutter (base staff, Edgecliff, Sydney, NSW) (additional)]
09.03.1943
-
20.09.1943
Commanding Officer, HMAS Penguin (depot ship, Balmoral, Sydney, NSW)
21.09.1943
-
29.10.1943
HMAS Penguin (depot ship, Balmoral, Sydney, NSW) (additional)
30.10.1943
-
22.07.1945
Commanding Officer, HMAS Leeuwin (base staff, West Australia at Fremantle) & as Senior Officer, Coastal Craft
23.07.1945
-
24.09.1945
HMAS Leeuwin (base staff, West Australia at Fremantle) (additional)
Gellatly,
Lindsay
L. Gellatly L. Gellatly
L. Gellatly

19.10.1906
Pt Germein, South Australia
-
1993 ?
NSW ?
Cadet Midsh.
01.01.1922
...
...
Lt.Cdr.
01.09.1938
A/Cdr.
15.01.1945
Cdr.
30.06.1945 (retd 05.11.1958)
A/Capt.
06.05.1955
Hon. Capt.
05.11.1958
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) OBE
10.06.1954
HM's birthday 54: Korea [decoration presented]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
08.09.1942
Malta convoy & air raids 42 [investiture 06.04.43]
Mention in Despatches MID
11.05.1943
minelaying since 11.42
...
-
...
...
24.08.1939
-
25.04.1940
HMS Norfolk (cruiser)
26.04.1940
-
09.05.1940
HMS Dryad (additional)
10.05.1940
-
03.03.1941
HMS Menestheus (minelayer)
04.03.1941
-
25.02.1943
HMS Welshman (Manxman class minelayer) (sunk off Crete)
26.02.1943
-
11.12.1944
HMAS Shropshire (cruiser)
12.12.1944
-
14.01.1945
HMAS Penguin (additional)
15.01.1945
-
08.06.1946
HMAS Cerberus (additional)
...
-
...
...
       

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Handcock,
Richard Daniel [Anthony]
R.D.A. Handcock R.D.A. Handcock (Photo courtesy of Cdr. Greg Swinden, RAN)R.D.A. Handcock (Photo courtesy of Cdr. Greg Swinden, RAN) R.D.A. Handcock (Photo courtesy of Cdr. Greg Swinden, RAN)
R.D.A. Handcock (Photo courtesy of Cdr. Greg Swinden, RAN) 
Son of Ellot Lanyon Handcock, and Annie Mary Handcock.
Husband of Mavis B. Handcock, of Clifton Gardens, New South Wales, Australia.

08.06.1905
Cottesloe, West Australia
-
20.11.1941
(KIA) [age 36]
[Plymouth Naval Memorial, panel 56, column 2]
Boy 2nd cl.
26.03.1920
Boy 1st cl.
19.11.1920
Cadet Midsh.
21.02.1921
Midsh. (E)
15.05.1924
A/S.Lt. (E)
15.09.1926
S.Lt. (E)
30.03.1927
Lt. (E)
30.03.1929
Lt.Cdr. (E)
30.03.1937
26.03.1920
-
20.02.1921
HMAS Tingira (boys' training ship)
21.02.1921
-
31.12.1923
HMAS Franklin (for RAN College, Jervis Bay)
01.01.1924
-
11.04.1924
HMAS Brisbane (light cruiser)
12.04.1924
-
17.09.1924
HMAS Adelaide (cruiser)
18.09.1924
-
31.07.1928
RN Engineering College, Keyham [HMS Vivid]
01.08.1928
-
19.02.1930
HMAS Canberra (cruiser) (for watchkeeping and general duties, later for engine room duties)
20.02.1930
-
09.01.1933
HMAS Albatross (seaplane carrier) (additional; for watchkeeping and divisional duties)
10.01.1933
-
21.06.1933
Watchkeeping Officer, HMAS Australia (cruiser) (additional)
22.06.1933
-
09.01.1934
HMAS Cerberus (cruiser) (additional; for engineering school)
10.01.1934
-
29.01.1935
HMAS Cerberus (Flinders Naval Depot, Vict.) (as Senior Engineer and Instructional Officer)
30.01.1935
-
13.04.1936
Engineer Officer, HMAS Voyager (destroyer)
14.04.1936
-
22.02.1938
HMAS Penguin (RAN base, Sydney, NSW) (additional; for dockyard duties as Third Assistant to Engineer Manager HMA Dockyard Sydney)
23.02.1938
-
05.06.1939
HMAS Cerberus (Flinders Naval Depot, Vict.) (additional; for duty on staff of Principal Supply Officers' Committee)
06.06.1939
-
20.11.1941
Senior Engineer, HMAS Sydney (light cruiser) (ship sunk by auxiliary cruiser "Kormoran")
[notebable event sinking of Italian light cruiser "Bartelomeo Colleoni" 19.07.1940]
Heithersay,
Stanley William Glasson
S.W.G. Heithersay

19.10.1906
Pt Germein, South Australia
-
Sto. 2
01.09.1925
...
...
Mech. I
05.12.1936
A/Wt.Mech.
21.09.1938
...
...
Lt. (E)
27.06.1940
...
....
Cdr. (E)
30.06.1950 (emgcy 19.10.1958) (retd 19.10.1966)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
08.09.1942
Cina & Java seas 01-02.42 [investiture 08.12.42]
...
-
...
...
04.07.1939
-
04.04.1942
HMAS Hobart
05.04.1942
-
13.07.1942
?
14.07.1942
-
15.10.1942
HMAS Penguin II
16.10.1942
-
24.06.1943
HMAS Shropshire [London Depot]
25.06.1943
-
19.10.1943
HMAS Shropshire
20.10.1943
-
31.10.1945
HMAS Cerberus
...
-
...
...
Hills,
George Manwaring
G.M. Hills  
Son of Charles and Matilda Hills of Sittingbourne, Kent.
Married Elizabeth Florence Hanley (1880?-1949); ... children (son Lt. George Mawaring Hills, RINVR, died on active service).

03.09.1882
Kent
-
26.07.1943
[age 60]
[Sydney War Cemetery, M.C.2]
Cd.Eng. 01.10.1918 (retd 27.05.1920)
Lt. (E) (retd) 01.10.1942, seniority 23.01.1941
Education: Borden Grammar School.
1917? - 02.9.1942 RAN Emergency List [attained age limit]
18.09.1939     temporary service on the Active List
18.09.1939 - 02.02.1943 HMAS Cerberus (Flinders Naval Depot, Vict.)
05.02.1943 - 26.07.1943 HMAS Penguin (RAN depot, Balmoral, Sydney, NSW)
       

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Kennedy,
Vincent Edward
V.E. Kennedy
Son of ... and May Catherine Kennedy, Oakleigh, Vict.
Married (15.03.1903, Norwood, South Africa) Eulalie Montrose Browne; at least one son (Lt. P.G.N. Kennedy, RAN), two daughters.
03.02.1901
Melbourne, Vict.
-
25.03.1981
Cadet Midsh.
31.12.1914 [O630]
Midsh.
01.01.1919
A/S.Lt.
15.01.1921
S.Lt.
15.07.1921
Lt.
15.04.1922
Lt.Cdr.
15.04.1930 (emgcy 03.02.1946)
A/Cdr.
05.02.1941
Cdr. (emgcy)
15.04.1946, seniority 03.02.1946 (retd 03.02.1961)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
01.01.1957
17.01.1957
New Year 57
Commander in the Order of Orange Nassau (Netherlands) OON
19.01.1943
23.11.1944
awarded 12.42 for services to Dutch Navy as Liaison Officer at Batavia
Education: RAN College
31.12.1914
-
31.12.1918
RAN College
01.01.1919
-
06.05.1919
HMAS Cerberus
07.05.1919
-
28.07.1921
HMAS Tiger
29.07.1921
-
27.09.1921
HMAS Undine
28.09.1921
-
23.04.1922
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
24.04.1922
-
31.07.1922
promotion course, Portsmouth [HMS Excellent]
01.08.1922
-
18.10.1922
HMAS Cerberus (additional; for passge to Australia & from 14.09.1922 foreign shore leave)
19.10.1922
-
03.04.1923
HMAS Sydney
04.04.1923
-
09.06.1923
HMAS Cerberus (additional; for short observers' course at Point Cook)
10.06.1923
-
28.09.1923
Intelligence Officer, HMAS Anzac [based at HMAS Platypus (additional)]
29.09.1923
-
04.11.1923
HMAS Cerberus (additional; for short observers' course at Point Cook)
05.11.1923
-
26.03.1924
Navigating Officer, HMAS Anzac [based at HMAS Platypus (additional)]
27.03.1924
-
04.05.1924
HMAS Brisbane (cruiser)
05.05.1924
-
26.01.1925
HMAS Geranium (sloop) & for surveying duties & from 04.08.1924 as Observer Specialist
27.01.1925
-
19.02.1928
HMAS Cerberus (additional; for long air course)
20.02.1928
-
15.06.1928
HMAS Cerberus (additional)
16.06.1928
-
15.07.1928
HMAS Cerberus (additional; for passge to Hong Kong per SS Arafura)
16.07.1928
-
13.02.1929
HMS Hermes & as Acting Observer [borne on London Depot RAN]
14.02.1929
-
07.03.1929
HMAS Penguin (additional; for passge to Australia per SS Changle)
08.03.1929
-
04.03.1930
Observer, HMAS Albatross
05.03.1930
-
02.05.1930
HMAS Cerberus & London Depot RAN (additional; for passge to UK)
03.05.1930
-
04.06.1932
observer, HMS Glorious (aircraft carrier) (Mediterranean) [borne on London Depot RAN]
05.06.1932
-
07.08.1932
HMAS Cerberus (additional; for passage to Australia & foreign shore leave)
08.08.1932
-
26.04.1933
HMAS Albatross
27.04.1933
-
16.01.1934
Observer, HMAS Australia
17.01.1934
-
07.10.1934
HMAS Cerberus (as Observer)
08.10.1934
-
25.11.1934
HMAS Cerberus (additional; for Navy Office)
26.11.1934
-
06.01.1937
Observer, HMAS Australia
07.01.1937
-
11.07.1937
HMAS Australia
12.07.1937
-
03.07.1938
HMAS Penguin (for Observer duties at RAAF Station Richmond)
04.07.1938
-
27.05.1940
HMAS Cerberus (additional; for Observer duties at RAAF Station Laverton, later also as Naval Cooperation Staff Officer)
28.05.1940
-
15.01.1942
HMAS Cerberus (additional; for Navy Office)
16.01.1942
-
08.03.1942
HMS Sultan (for HMS [Arking ??]; for duty on staff of Cdre. Commanding BFF ..... & for ... duties)
09.03.1942
-
01.02.1944
HMAS Leeuwin (as Staff Officer (Operations) & as ACM)
02.02.1944
-
25.02.1944
HMAS Leeuwin (additonal)
26.02.1944
-
30.09.1944
Commanding Officer, HMAS Ladava (RAN depot, Milne Bay, New Guinea)
01.10.1944
-
03.02.1945
HMAS Madang (as Chief Staff Officer to Naval Officer-in-Charge, New Guinea)
04.02.1945
-
05.02.1945
HMAS Penguin (additional)
06.02.1945
-
31.08.1945
HMS Golden Hind (for air staff duties on staff of Flag Officer Naval Air Stations (A))
01.09.1945
-
17.09.1945
Deputy Naval Officer-in-Charge & Chief Staff Officer, New Guinea [HMAS Madang (RAN base, Madang, New Guinea)] (temporarily)
18.09.1945
-
21.03.1950
Commanding Officer, HMAS Leeuwin (from 14.11.1947 also Recruiting Officer, Fremantle)
22.03.1950
-
09.05.1950
HMAS Leeuwin (additional; for passage to New Guinea)
10.05.1950
-
30.11.1950
Commanding Officer, HMAS Tarangau (RAN base, Manus, Admiralty Islands) & as Deputy Naval Officer-in-Charge, New Guinea
01.12.1950
-
30.09.1951
HMAS Cerberus (additional; for Navy Office)
01.10.1951
-
12.09.1957
HMAS Lonsdale (additional; for Navy Office) (23.04.1953 on staff of DRRF, 12.02.1955 Deputy Director Naval Reserves & Staff Officer National Service)
13.09.1957
-
30.09.1957
HMAS Lonsdale (additional; for discharge)
 
       

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Long,
Rupert Basil Michel
R.B.M. Long (Photo courtesy of Cdr. Greg Swinden, RAN) 

19.09.1899
North Carlton, Melbourne, Vict.
-
08.01.1960
Manley, Sydney, NSW
... ...
Lt.Cdr.
15.01.1928
A/Cdr.
06.04.1940
Cdr. (emgcy)
04.01.1946, seniority 19.09.1944 (retd 14.12.1945)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
06.1944
HM's birthday 44
...
-
...
...
20.04.1936
-
24.08.1939
HMAS Cerberus (additional; for duty at Navy Office)
25.08.1939
-
12.1945
HMAS Cerberus (additional; for duty as Director of Naval Intelligence at the Navy Office)
       

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Maynard,
Thomas Francis
T.H. Maynard (Photo courtesy of Cdr. Greg Swinden, RAN)  

Son of Hugh and Mary Maynard, of Lethbridge, Victoria, Australia.

31.10.1899
Lethbridge, Vict.
-
20.11.1941

(MPK) [age 42]
[Plymouth Naval Memorial, panel 56, column 2]
Paym.Clerk (prob)
01.03.1917
Paym.Clerk
1918?, seniority 01.03.1917
Paym.S.Lt.
01.03.1920, seniority 01.12.1919
Paym.Lt.
01.12.1921
Paym.Lt.Cdr.
01.12.1929
Paym.Cdr.
31.12.1936
..
-
...
...
27.04.1933
-
06.02.1935
HMAS Penguin
07.02.1935
-
29.06.1936
HMAS Cerberus
30.06.1936
-
17.08.1936
London Depot RAN
18.08.1936
-
18.12.1936
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
19.12.1936
-
01.01.1937
London Depot RAN
02.01.1937
-
06.08.1937
HMAS Cerberus
07.08.1937
-
20.11.1941
HMAS Sydney (light cruiser) (ship sunk by auxiliary cruiser "Kormoran")
[notebable event sinking of Italian light cruiser "Bartelomeo Colleoni" 19.07.1940]
Moore,
George Dunbar
G.D. Moore G.D. Moore

10.10.1893
-
27.07.1979
... ...
Capt. 31.12.1935 (retd 10.10.1953)
A/R.Adm. 13.09.1944
1939 - 1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Dauntless 1939-41, HMAS Australia 1941, HMAS Canberra 1941-42; Second Naval Member ANB 1942-44; Flag Officer-in-Charge NSW 1944-50
[← for details see buttons on the left]
       

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Pechey,
Maxwell Gilbert
"Max"
M.G. Pechey
16.01.1922
Nyngan, NSW
-
15.10.2012
late of St Andrew's Village, Hughes
... ...
Lt. ?
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 27.03.1945 Leyte Operations & Battle of Surigoa Straits [decoration posted]
... - ... ...
(1945)     HMAS Arunta (DSC)
... - ... ...
       

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Ramsay,
[Sir] James Maxwell
J.M. Ramsay

Son of William Ramsay and Mary Ramsay.
Married (1945) Janet Grace Burley; one son, three daughters.
27.08.1916
Hobart, Tasmania
-
01.05.1986
Gold Coast
Cadet Midsh.
01.01.1930 [O952]
Midsh.
01.05.1934
A/S.Lt.
01.09.1936
S.Lt.
30.10.1937, seniority 01.01.1937
Lt.
24.07.1938, seniority 01.07.1938
1939, seniority 01.05.1938
A/Lt.Cdr.
01.11.1944
Lt.Cdr.
01.05.1946
A/Cdr.
24.11.1950
Cdr.
31.12.1950
A/Capt.
12.12.1956
Capt.
31.12.1956
Cdre.
02.01.1964-01.02.1966,
12.01.1968 (retd 26.02.1972)
Kinght Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George KCMG
10.03.1978
Governor of Qld.
Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order KCVO
08.10.1982
?
Knight Bachelor Kt
01.01.1976
[actual knighting 28.07.76]
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
11.06.1966
23.06.1966
HM's brithday 66
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
23.12.1952
23.12.1952
Korea (5th list) [investiture 24.07.53]
Officer, Legion of Merit (USA) LM
26.04.1955
05.05.1955
Korea 02-05.52

1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star; Africa Star; Burma Star;  War Medal; UN Medal; Korea Star

Education: Hutchins School, Hobart; RAN College, Jervis Bay
01.01.1930
-
31.07.1930
RAN College
01.08.1930
-
24.01.1934
HMAS Cerberus (additional; for RAN College)
25.01.1934
-
30.11.1934
HMAS Canberra
01.12.1934
-
13.07.1936
HMAS Australia
14.07.1936
-
05.11.1937
London Depot RAN (on loan to RN):
14.07.1936
-
26.08.1936
HMS Devonshire (cruiser)
27.08.1936
-
23.09.1936
HMS Victory I (RN base, Portsmouth)
24.09.1936
-
31.12.1936
HMS President (Admiralty) (for courses)
01.01.1937
-
10.09.1937
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth) (for courses)
11.09.1937
-
05.11.1937
HMS Dryad (navigation school, Portsmouth) (for courses)
06.11.1937
-
23.01.1938
HMAS Cerberus (additional; for passage to Australia per SS Orford 06.11.1937-13.12.1937)
24.01.1938
-
18.04.1938
HMAS Australia (additional)
19.04.1938
-
28.09.1938
HMAS Albatross
29.09.1938
-
21.12.1938
HMAS Hobart
22.12.1938
-
31.08.1939
HMAS Swan
01.09.1939
-
02.09.1939
HMAS Adelaide
03.09.1939
-
22.10.1940
HMAS Hobart
23.10.1940
-
05.01.1941
London Depot RAN
06.01.1941
-
14.04.1941
HMS Dryad (navigation school, Portsmouth)
15.04.1941
-
29.08.1941
HMS King George V (battleship)
30.08.1941
-
05.10.1941
HMS Dryad (navigation school, Portsmouth)
06.10.1941
-
01.08.1942
HMS Danae (cruiser)
02.08.1942
-
31.08.1942
HMS Dryad (navigation school, Portsmouth)
01.09.1942
-
11.09.1942
London Depot RAN
12.09.1942
-
04.12.1942
HMAS Cerberus
05.12.1942
-
02.02.1944
First Lieutenant & Navigating Officer, HMAS Bungeree
03.02.1944
-
31.03.1944
HMAS Platypus (for HMAS Warramunga)
01.04.1944
-
04.04.1944
HMAS Ladaya (for HMAS Warramunga)
05.04.1944
-
01.09.1944
HMAS Cerberus
02.09.1944
-
21.03.1945
HMAS Napier
22.03.1945
-
04.08.1945
Navigating Officer, HMAS Australia
05.08.1945
-
29.11.1945
HMAS Greenwich
30.11.1945
-
11.06.1946
HMAS Australia
12.06.1946
-
29.08.1946
HMAS Hobart
30.08.1946
-
03.12.1946
HMAS Shropshire
04.12.1946
-
18.03.1947
HMAS Hobart
19.03.1947
-
15.06.1947
HMAS Shropshire
16.06.1947
-
17.08.1947
HMAS Australia
18.08.1947
-
11.12.1947
HMAS Hobart
12.12.1947
-
18.01.1948
HMAS Australia
19.01.1948
-
09.03.1948
HMAS Penguin
10.03.1948
-
18.04.1948
London Depot RAN
19.04.1948
-
01.10.1948
HMS Dryad (navigation school, Portsmouth)
02.10.1948
-
13.12.1948
HMS Glory
14.12.1948
-
05.01.1950
HMAS Sydney
06.01.1950
-
30.09.1951
HMAS Cerberus (Navy Office)
01.10.1951
-
24.10.1951
HMAS Lonsdale (Navy Office)
25.10.1951
-
11.11.1952
Commanding Officer, HMAS Warramunga
12.11.1952
-
15.05.1953
HMAS Arunta
16.05.1953
-
11.06.1953
HMAS Penguin
12.06.1953
-
19.07.1952
London Depot RAN
20.07.1953
-
03.07.1955
HMS President (Admiralty)
04.07.1955
-
21.07.1955
HMS Dryad (navigation school, Portsmouth)
22.07.1955
-
03.08.1955
London Depot RAN
04.08.1955
-
04.03.1956
HMAS Cerberus II
05.03.1956
-
15.08.1956
HMAS Penguin
16.08.1956
-
04.01.1959
HMAS Lonsdale (Navy Office)
05.01.1959
-
19.10.1959
Commanding Officer, HMAS Creswell 
20.10.1959
-
19.06.1960
unknown
21.06.1960
-
05.01.1961
Commanding Officer, HMAS Creswell & as Naval Officer-in-Charge, Jervis Bay
06.01.1961
-
04.10.1962
Commanding Officer, HMAS Vendetta & as Captain (D) 10th Destroyer Squadron
05.10.1962
-
13.11.1962
Commanding Officer, HMAS Watson
14.11.1962
-
25.11.1962
HMAS Penguin (additional; for leave)
26.09.1963
-
18.12.1965
Australian Naval Representative in the United Kingdom (London) [HMAS Cerberus II (additional)]
18.01.1966
-
02.02.1966
HMAS Penguin
03.02.1966
-
11.01.1968
Director-General of Fighting Equipment, Navy Office Harman
12.01.1968
-
26.02.1972
Naval Officer-in-Charge, Western Australia [HMAS Leeuwin]
Honorary ADC to His Excellency the Governor-General, 01.07.1957-01.07.1959. Naval ADC to the Queen, 27.10.1964.
Lieutenant­Governor of Western Australia, 30.07.1974-1977. Governor of Queensland, 22.04.1977-1985. Governor-General of Australia (Administrator), 27.06-30.06.1982, 24.09-08.10.1984, 08.04-14.04.1985 & 10.06.-18.06.1985
KStJ 26.04.1977.
Rawson,
Geoffrey
G. Rawson

Son of Charles Rawson, tea planter, and Katherine Henbury.
Married (c. 1917, Colombo, Ceylon) Helen Mary Anderson (died 1976); one daughter.
07.06.1886
West Ham, London, Essex
-
16.05.1969
Mitcham, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Lt.
08.11.1918
Lt.Cdr.
05.02.1920 (retd 29.10.1923 *)
Lt.Cdr. (emgcy)
1943? (reld 14.07.1947)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
03.03.1919
Mesopotamia

* London Gazette states transferred to retired list dated 02.10.1934, while the Navy List gives him as retired Lt.Cdr. dated 29.10.1923 with liability to be recalled in case of an emergency

Education: Christ's Hospital



began his seafaring life with more than three years in sail before joining the Royal Indian Marine (later Royal Indian Navy); he first went to Australia during the 1914-1918 War, and after returning to England for a tour of duty as Naval Liaison Officer he returned to Australia to make his home near Melbourne
11.11.1940


joined RAN
(02.1943)
-
(10.1943)
HMAS Rushcutter (base staff, Sydney)
(12.1943)
-
(06.1944)
HMAS Kuttabul (RAN depot, Garden Island, Sydney, NSW)
28.07.1944
-
14.07.1947
HMAS Cerberus II (RAN depot, London)
Published: Life of Admiral Sir Harry Rawson (1914); Bligh of the 'Bounty' (1930); Earl Beatty, Admiral of the Fleet, Viscount Borodale and Baron Beatty of the North Sea and of Brooksby (1930); Ships & seamen (1934); Sea gold (1936); The strange case of Mary Bryant (1939); Matthew Flinders’ narrative of his voyage in the schooner Francis, 1798 (1946); Arctic adventures (1947); Desert journeys; an account of the arduous exploration of the interior of the continent of Australia by rival expeditions in 1873-4 (1948); Australia (1948); Count (1953); Nelson’s letters from the Leeward Islands and other original documents in the Public Record Office and the British Museum (ed.; 1953); The Count : a life of Sir Paul Edmund Strzelecki, K.C.M.G., explorer and scientist, etc. (1954); Sea prelude (1958; autobiography); Pandora's last voygae (1963); Road to Mandalay (1967)
Rhoades,
Rodney

R. Rhoades (© Imperial War Museum (A 13581)) R. Rhoades (© Imperial War Museum (A 13580))
08.04.1909
-
22.11.1991
... ...
Lt. 01.07.1932
Lt.Cdr. 01.07.1940
Cdr. 30.06.1944
Capt. 30.06.1951
Cdre. ? (retd 03.07.1963)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 02.12.1941 opeations Western Desert [investiture 30.06.42]
Mention in Despatches MID 29.07.1941 Inshore Squadron with Army Egypt & Cyrenaica

Chevalier, Order of Dannebrog (Denmark): state visit King & Queen of Denmark 1951

... - ... ...
      HMAS Stuart (despatches)
30.04.1940 - 31.08.1941 Commanding Officer, HMAS Vendetta (destroyer) (DSC)
13.05.1942 - 11.03.1944 Commanding Officer, HMAS Quickmaster (destroyer)
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Showers,
Henry Arthur
H.A. Showers
24.05.1899
Carlton, Vic.
-
Midsh.
1917
S.Lt.
1918
Lt.
1920
Cdr.
30.06.1933
Capt.
31.12.1939 (retd 08.02.1955)
Cdre. 2nd cl.
> 06.1944, < 07.1945
A/R.Adm. ?
?
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
14.06.1945
HM's birthday 45
31.12.1912


joined RAN, Melbourne, Vic.



Midshipman, HMS Glorious



submarine training



HMAS J 3
26.01.1939
-
(08.1939)
Commanding Officer, HMAS Swan (escort vessel)
01.09.1939
-
(06.1942)
Commanding Officer, HMAS Adelaide (frigate)
08.06.1942
-
(10.1943?)
Commanding Officer, HMAS Hobart (cruiser)
(12.1943)
-
(04.1944)
HMAS Cerberus
06.05.1944
-
25.09.1944
Commanding Officer, HMAS Shropshire
1944?
-
1946
Second Naval Member of the Commonwealth Naval Board
04.1946
-
(04.1946)
Commanding Officer, HMAS Shropshire



Commanding Officer, Cadet College
08.02.1955


retired [HMAS Penguin]
Smith,
[Sir] Victor Alfred [Trumper]
V.A. Smith V.A. Smith
V.A. Smith V.A. Smith
V.A. Smith

09.05.1913
Chatswood, NSW
-
10.07.1998
Cadet Midsh.
01.01.1927
...
...
Lt.
16.03.1936
Lt.Cdr.
16.03.1944
...
...
Cdr.
30.06.1947 (emgcy 15.02.1957)
...
...
V.Adm.
03.04.1968 (retd 1975)
? AC
1975
?
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE
14.06.1969
HM's birthday 69
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
08.06.1968
HM's birthday 68
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
08.06.1963
HM's birthday 63 [decoration presented]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
01.01.1942
New Year 42 [investiture 07.11.44]
Mention in Despatches MID
25.10.1940
torpedo attack Scharnhorst 21.06.40
...
-
...
...
20.08.1939
-
01.07.1940
observer, 821 Squadron FAA [HMS Ark Royal]
02.07.1940
-
15.08.1940
HMS Sparrowhawk
16.08.1940
-
14.09.1940
observer, 760 Squadron FAA [HMS Raven]
15.09.1940
-
31.12.1940
HMS Kestrel
01.01.1941
-
03.02.1941
observer, 807 Squadron FAA [HMS Heron]
04.02.1941
-
04.04.1941
observer, 807 Squadron FAA [HMS Furious]
05.04.1941
-
14.11.1941
HMS Ark Royal (aircraft carrier)
15.11.1941
-
24.12.1941
London Depot RAN
25.12.1941
-
09.02.1942
HMAS Cerberus (additional; for passage to Australia)
10.02.1942
-
07.03.1942
HMAS Penguin (additional)
08.03.1942
-
30.04.1942
HMAS Australia (additional; for liaison duties with USN)
01.05.1942
-
09.08.1942
HMAS Canberra & as observer
10.08.1942
-
13.09.1942
HMAS Penguin II (additional)
14.09.1942
-
24.11.1942
HMAS Assault
25.11.192
-
11.12.1942
HMAS Penguin II (additional; for leave)
12.12.1942
-
06.07.1943
HMAS Shropshire (cruiser)
07.07.1943
-
20.07.1943
London Depot
21.07.1943
-
22.04.1944
HMS Tracker
23.04.1944
-
23.04.1944
HMS Daedalus
24.04.1944
-
30.09.1944
HMS Odyssey
01.10.1944
-
04.10.1944
HMS Daedalus
05.10.1944
-
26.10.1944
HMS Flycatcher
27.10.1944
-
26.11.1944
HMS President
27.11.1944
-
31.03.1945
HMS Golden Hind
01.04.1945
-
19.10.1945
HMS Beaconsfield
...
-
...
...
Published: "Gentlemen cordite" : the gunnery stories of Commander Warwick Bracegidrle, DSC ** RAN and Chief Petty Officer Arthur Cooper, DSM RAN
Spurgeon,
Stanley Herbert King
S.H.K. Spurgeon
15.05.1902
Gosport, UK
-
died between 08.1973 and 08.1989
Lt.
01.02.1924
Lt.Cdr.
01.02.1932
Cdr.
31.12.1937
(emgcy < 05.1953)
(retd 27.10.1956)
A/Capt.
< 05.1953, still 01.1956
Capt. (Hon.)
?

Distinguished Service Order

DSO
23.12.1939
succesful actions againat enemy submarines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
10.06.1954
HM's birthday 54
Commendation Cmdn
16.12.1941
sunk by enemy raider 25.03.41
31.12.1915


enlisted RAN, Melbourne, Victoria
09.07.1928
-
(08.1929)
Anti-Submarine Officer, HMAS Canberra (cruiser)
25.08.1930
-
(02.1931)
HMS Osprey (anti-submarine school, Portland)
02.10.1931
-
(01.1932)
First Lieutenant, HMS Torrid (destroyer)
01.01.1932
-
(09.1932)
HMS Osprey (anti-submarine school, Portland)
11.10.1933
-
(07.1935)
HMAS Stuart (destroyer) (and as Squadron Anti-Submarine Officer)
06.08.1935
-
(02.1936)
Commanding Officer, HMAS Voyager (destroyer)
14.04.1936
-
(02.1937)
Commanding Officer, HMAS Waterhen (destroyer)
18.06.1937
-
(02.1938)
HMAS Canberra (cruiser) (and as Squadron Anti-Submarine Officer)
09.06.1938
-
(10.1938)
HMAS Penguin (depot ship)
03.04.1939
-
(02.1941)
Commanding Officer, HMS Echo (destroyer)
(03.1941)


SS Britannia
05.01.1942
-
(02.1943)
Commanding Officer, HMAS Stuart (destroyer)
(06.1943)
-
(06.1944)
RAN Establishments, Sydney
10.1944
-
(04.1946)
Naval Attaché, Washington, USA [HMS Cerberus II]
11.1948
-
(05.1950)
Commanding Officer, HMAS Rushcutter
15.04.1952
-
(05.1953)
HMAS Lonsdale (Naval Deport, Port Melbourne) (for miscellaneous service)
20.11.1954
-
29.07.1956
Commanding Officer, HMAS Melville (Naval Depot, Darwin) & as Naval Officer-in-Charge NW Australian Area (since 18.09.1954) & as Recruiting Officer
Stephenson,
Charles John
C.J. Stephenson (Photo courtesy of Mr Roy Lourens) C.J. Stephenson (Photo courtesy of Mr Roy Lourens)
C.J. Stephenson (Australian War Memorial DUKJ4462) C.J. Stephenson (Australian War Memorial HOBJ3051)
C.J. Stephenson C.J. Stephenson
C.J. Stephenson
Married Beryl Maud Simpson.

 

14.03.1910
Norfolk Island
-
25.10.1973
Sydney, NSW
Cadet Midsh. 01.01.1924
Midsh. 01.05.1928
A/S.Lt. 01.09.1930
S.Lt. 16.03.1931
Lt. 16.05.1933
Lt.Cdr. 16.05.1941
Cdr. 31.12.1948 (retd 13.06.1960)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 05.06.1952
19.06.1952
HM's birthday 52: Korea
Mention in Despatches MID 11.06.1946
27.06.1946
wind up Far East
01.01.1924 - 23.01.1928 RAN College [HMAS Franklin] (King's Medal, 1927)
24.01.1928 - 09.03.1928 HMAS Cerberus (RAN base, Williamstown, Vic.) (additional; for passage to UK)
10.03.1928 - 29.05.1928 HMS Tiger (battlecruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
30.05.1928 - 31.08.1928 HMS Royal Sovereign (battleship) (Mediterranean)
01.09.1928 - 23.09.1930 HMS Barham (battleship) (Atlantic Fleet)
24.09.1930 - 26.03.1931 promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
27.03.1931 - 09.10.1931 HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
10.10.1931 - 12.11.1931 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
13.11.1931 - 23.12.1931 HMAS Cerberus (RAN base, Williamstown, Vic.) (additional; for passage to Australia)
24.12.1931 - 15.10.1933 HMAS Australia (cruiser) (Australia)
16.10.1933 - 21.12.1933 HMAS Penguin (RAN depot, Sydney) (additional)
22.12.1933 - 08.07.1934 HMAS Waterhen (destroyer) (Australia)
09.07.1934 - 08.03.1936 HMAS Australia (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
09.03.1936 - 10.06.1936 HMS Torrid (destroyer)
11.06.1936 - 24.03.1937 First Lieutenant, HMS Vanquisher (destroyer) (First Anti-Submarine Flotilla, Portland)
25.03.1937 - 19.04.1938 First Lieutenant, HMS Electra (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
20.04.1938 - 25.05.1938 HMS President (Admiralty) (additional)
26.05.1938 - 24.08.1938 HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) (additional) (for HMS Scimitar (destroyer))
25.08.1938 - 20.09.1938 HMS Apollo (cruiser)
21.09.1938 - 27.09.1938 HMAS Albatross (seaplane carrier) (on HMS Apollo paying off)
28.09.1938 - 02.09.1939 HMAS Hobart (cruiser) (Australia)
03.09.1939 - 31.01.1940 HMAS Yarra (minesweeper) (15.11 - 06.12.1939 temporarily in command)
01.02.1940 - 06.09.1940 Commanding Officer, HMAS Orara (auxiliary minesweeper)
07.09.1940 - 03.11.1940 HMAS Cerberus (RAN base, Williamstown, Vic.) (additional; for passage to UK)
04.11.1940 - 27.11.1940 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (additional)
28.11.1940 - 31.08.1941 HMAS Napier (destroyer)  (02.07-21.08.1941 temporarily in command)
01.09.1941 - 28.11.1941 Commanding Officer, HMAS Vendetta (destroyer)
29.11.1941 - 03.12.1941 HMAS Vendetta (destroyer) (additional)
04.12.1941 - 12.07.1942 HMAS Cerberus (RAN base, Williamstown, Vic.) (additional)
12.07.1942 - 31.08.1942 HMAS Brisbane (RANVR depot, Brisbane) (additional; for special duty)
01.09.1942 - 30.03.1943 Commanding Officer, HMAS Vendetta (destroyer)
31.03.1943 - 26.06.1943 HMAS Penguin (RAN depot, Sydney) (additional) (temporary)
27.06.1943
27.06.1943
?
-
-
-
14.09.1944
?
14.09.1944
HMAS Kuttabul (RAN base, Sydney, NSW)
for duty on staff of Naval Officer-in-Charge Sydney
Staff Officer (Operations)
15.09.1944 - 07.10.1944 Commanding Officer, HMAS Napier (destroyer)
08.10.1944 - 02.12.1945 Commanding Officer, HMAS Nepal (destroyer) (from ... 1945 borne on HMAS Penguin (additional))
03.12.1945 - 13.03.1946 Commanding Officer, HMAS Queensborough (destroyer)
14.03.1946 - 26.09.1946 HMAS Kuttabul (RAN base, Sydney, NSW) (as Staff Officer Maintenance)
27.09.1946 - 08.02.1947 HMAS Penguin (RAN depot, Sydney)
09.02.1947 - 06.04.1947 Commanding Officer, HMAS Warrnambool (minesweeping corvette)
07.04.1947 - 29.07.1948 Commanding Officer, HMAS Quickmatch (destroyer)
30.07.1948 - 26.04.1949 HMAS Penguin (RAN depot, Sydney)
30.04.1949 - 25.09.1949 Commanding Officer, HMAS Watson (RAN radar training school, Sydney) (temporarily)
26.09.1949 - 30.09.1949 HMAS Watson (RAN radar training school, Sydney) (additional)
01.10.1949 - 25.08.1952 Commanding Officer, HMAS Commonwealth (naval base, Kure, Japan) & as Naval Officer-in-Charge Kure, Commanding Officer, Naval Component Commander British Commonwealth Occupation Force & Port Director Kure
26.08.1952 - 02.11.1952 HMAS Penguin (RAN depot, Sydney) (additional; for leave)
03.11.1952 - 03.10.1954 Commanding Officer, HMAS Leeuwin (RAN base, Fremantle)
10.06.1954 - 03.10.1954 HMAS Leeuwin (RAN base, Fremantle) (additional)
04.10.1954 - 06.10.1954 HMAS Nirimba (RAN Air Station, Schofields, near Sydney) (additional)
07.10.1954 - 11.04.1955 Commanding Officer, HMAS Nirimba (RAN Air Station, Schofields, near Sydney)
12.04.1955 - 29.04.1956 Commanding Officer, HMAS Rushcutter (RAN depot, Edgecliff, Sydney) & as Naval Recruiting Officer
30.04.1956 - 10.10.1956 HMAS Kuttabul (RAN base, Sydney, NSW) (additional; as Staff Officer Reserve Training, HMAS Rushcutter)
11.10.1956 - 21.01.1958 HMAS Watson (RAN radar training school, Sydney) (as Senior Officer Reserves to Flag Officer Eastern Australia & as Officer-in-Charge Reserve Training Establishment Rushcutter) (from 01.07.1957 additional) (later also as Command Welfare Officer)
22.01.1958 - 04.02.1960 Commanding Officer, HMAS Leeuwin (RAN base, Fremantle) (and as Recruiting Officer & Deputy Naval Officer-in-Charge Western Australia)
05.02.1960 - 13.03.1960 HMAS Leeuwin (RAN base, Fremantle) (for discharge)
       

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Treloar,
Ian Thomas Roy
I.T.R. Treloar (Photo courtesy of Cdr. Greg Swinden, RAN) I.T.R. Treloar (Photo courtesy of Cdr. Greg Swinden, RAN)
I.T.R. Treloar (Photo courtesy of Cdr. Greg Swinden, RAN) I.T.R. Treloar (Photo courtesy of Cdr. Greg Swinden, RAN)
I.T.R. Treloar (Photo courtesy of Cdr. Greg Swinden, RAN)
Son of Harry Roy & Gladys Rita Treloar, of Surrey Hills, Vict.
Brother of Lt. Rupert B. Treloar, RAN.

10.04.1919
Echuca, Vict.
-
20.11.1941
(MPK) [age 22]
[Plymouth Naval Memorial, panel 56, column 2]
Cadet Midsh.
01.01.1933
Midsh.
01.01.1937
A/S.Lt.
01.01.1939
S.Lt.
02.09.1939, seniority 16.07.1939
Lt.
01.11.1940
31.01.1933
-
21.01.1937
HMAS Cerberus (Flinders Naval Depot, Vict.) (additional; for RAN College)
22.01.1937
-
31.05.1937
HMAS Canberra (cruiser)
01.06.1937
-
06.07.1937
HMAS Cerberus (Flinders Naval Depot, Vict.) (additional; for passage to Port Said per "Mooltan")
07.07.1937
-
01.01.1939
HMS Hood (battlecruiser) (Mediterranean)
02.01.1939
-
05.09.1939
gunnery course, HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
06.09.1939
-
17.10.1939
HMAS Cerberus (Flinders Naval Depot, Vict.) (additional; for passage to Australia per "Brisbane Star")
18.10.1939
-
01.11.1939
HMAS Cerberus (Flinders Naval Depot, Vict.) (additional; for leave)
02.11.1939
-
04.1940
HMAS Australia (cruiser)
04.1940
-
20.11.1941
HMAS Sydney (light cruiser) (ship sunk by auxiliary cruiser "Kormoran")
[notebable event sinking of Italian light cruiser "Bartelomeo Colleoni" 19.07.1940]
Treloar,
Rupert Basil
R.B. Treloar  
Son of Harry Roy & Gladys Rita Treloar, of Surrey Hills, Vict.
Brother of Lt. Ian T.R. Treloar, RAN.

21.02.1922
Williamstown, Vict.
-
05.05.1943
(MPK) [age 21]
[Plymouth Naval Memorial, panel 83, column 2]
Cadet Midsh.
01.01.1936
Midsh.
01.09.1939
A/S.Lt.
01.05.1941
S.Lt.
16.06.1941
Lt.
16.04.1943
29.01.1936
-
29.08.1939
HMAS Cerberus (Flinders Naval Depot, Vict.) (additional; for RAN College)
30.08.1939
-
04.09.1940
HMAS Canberra (cruiser)
05.09.1940
-
28.01.1941
HMAS Waterhen (destroyer)
29.01.1941
-
24.05.1941
London Depot RAN (additional; for passage, etc.)
25.05.1941
-
06.07.1941
course, HMS Vernon (anti-submarine establishment, Portland)
07.07.1941
-
26.07.1941
course, HMS Dryad (navigation school, Portsmouth)
27.07.1941
-
19.09.1941
course, HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth)
20.09.1941
-
13.10.1941
London Depot RAN
14.10.1941
-
26.12.1941
HMAS Cerberus (Flinders Naval Depot, Vict.) (additional; for passage, etc.)
27.12.1941
-
02.11.1942
HMAS Hobart (light cruiser)
03.11.1942
-
20.12.1942
HMAS Lonsdale (RAN depot, Melbourne) (additional; for passage from elbourne in "Nestor")
21.12.1942
-
05.05.1943
HMAS Napier (destroyer) (missing, presumed drowned, South Atlantic)
       

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Urquhart,
Kenneth McKenzie
K.McK. Urquhart

28.02.1905
-
24.02.1974
... ...
Cdr. (E) 30.06.1941
... ...
R.Adm. 22.08.1959 (retd)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE

?

?
... - ... ...
20.09.1944 - (07.1945) HMAS Napier & as Flotilla Engineer Officer, 7th Destroyer Flotilla
... - ... ...
       

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Waller,
Hector Macdonald Laws
H.M.L. Waller (Source: Australian War Memorial) H.M.L. Waller (Source: http://www.spruso.com/1aust42.htm)
H.M.L. Waller (Source: Australian War Memorial) H.M.L. Waller (Source: Australian War Memorial)
04.04.1900
Benalla, Vict.
-
01.03.1942
(KIA) [age 42]
[Plymouth Naval Memorial, panel 72, column 2]
Midsh.
1918
A/S.Lt.
?
S.Lt.
?
Lt.
01.03.1921
Lt.Cdr.
01.03.1929
Cdr.
30.06.1934
Capt.
30.06.1940
Distinguished Service Order

DSO

11.09.1940
courage in recent engagements
Distinguished Service Order DSO
03.02.1942
Battle of Cape Matapan
Mention in Despatches MID
29.07.1941
inshore squadron with Army Egypt & Cyrenaica
Mention in Despatches MID
11.11.1941
Greek withdrawal 04.41
Mention in Despatches MID
19.03.1946
sunk in action 01.03.42
Education: RAN College (1914-1917; King's Medal)
1918


HMS Agincourt
1923


"Year" Officer at the RAN College
(08.1923)


short course of instruction
01.10.1924
-
(01.1925)
qualifying for signal duties, HM Signal School, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
15.05.1926
-
(07.1927)
Signals Officer, HMAS Cerberus (Flinders Naval Depot, Vict.) (and for charge of Signal and W/T School))
15.08.1928
-
(04.1930)
Flotilla Signals and Wireless Telegraphy Officer, 4th Destroyer Flotilla [HMS Broke (flotilla leader)] (Mediterranean)
14.07.1930
-
(02.)1931
Squadron Signals and Wireless Telegraphy Officer (temporary), HM Australian Squadron [HMAS Australia (cruiser)]
29.05.1931
-
(01.)1932
Squadron Signals and Wireless-Telegraphy Officer, HM Australian Squadron [HMAS Canberra (cruiser)]
18.04.1932
-
(09.1932)
HMAS Cerberus (Flinders Naval Depot, Vict.) (for duty at Navy Office; for signal duties)
20.08.1933
-
(01.)1934
Squadron Signals and Wireless-Telegraphy Officer, HM Australian Squadron [HMAS Canberra (cruiser)]
21.07.1934
-
(02.)1936
Commanding Officer, RAN College
27.08.1936
-
(02.)1937
Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
21.03.1937
-
(07.)1937
Executive Officer, HMS Resource (repair ship) (Mediterranean)
23.11.1937
-
(02.1939)
Commanding Officer, HMS Brazen (destroyer) (Home Fleet))
(04.1939)


no appointment listed
19.06.1939
-
(08.)1939
HMAS Cerberus (Flinders Naval Depot, Vict.) (for duty at Navy Office)
01.09.1939
-
(02.1941)
Commanding Officer, HMAS Stuart (flotilla leader) & Captain (D) Australian Destroyer Flotilla (Mediterranean)
1941?


Commanding Officer, HMAS Vampire (flotilla leader) & Captain (D) 10th Destroyer Flotilla (Mediterranean)
24.10.1941
-
01.03.1942
Commanding Officer, HMAS Perth (cruiser) (Pacific) (sunk)
Wheeler,
William Garrard
W.G. Wheeler (Photo courtesy of Mr Guy Deakin)
Son of Harold and Thelma Edith Wheeler.
23.09.1915
Kiama, NSW
-
23.10.1941
(KIA at sea) [age 26]
[Memorial panel 9A]
Midsh.
01.05.1933
A/S.Lt.
01.09.1935
S.Lt.
01.03.1936
Lt.
01.09.1937
Distinguished Service Cross DSC

14.10.1941

German battleship Bismarck sunk 05.41
Mention in Despatches MID
19.07.1940
aboard HMS Afridi (destroyer) for withdrawal of troops from Namsos
01.01.1929


enlisted RAN
24.01.1933
-
(01.)1934
HMAS Australia (cruiser)
01.12.1934
-
(07.)1935
HMS Revenge (battleship) (Mediterranean)
26.09.1935
-
(02.1936)
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
(02.1937)


no appointment listed
14.02.1937
-
(02.)1938
HMAS Canberra (cruiser)
19.04.1938
-
01.06.1938
HMAS Albatross (seaplane carrier)
01.06.1938
-
(02.)1939
First Lieutenant, HMAS Vampire (destroyer)
(04.1939)
-
(09.1939)
no appointment listed
22.12.1939
-
23.10.1941
HMS Cossack (destroyer) (for flotilla torpedo duties, 4th Destroyer Flotilla)
[torpedoed by U-563 in North Atlantic]
White,
Alexander John
A.J. White
04.09.1897
Boonah, Vic.
-
Paym.Cdr. =
Cdr. (S)
31.12.1934 (retd 22.08.1946)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
?
?
01.12.1915


joined RAN, Melbourne, Vic.
19.04.1938
-
(04.1946)
HMAS Cerberus
22.08.1946


retired [HMAS Cerberus]

 
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