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1939-1945

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Agate,
Hayden Arthur
H.A. Agate
?
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Prob. T/S.Lt.
09.01.1941
T/S.Lt.
1942, seniority, 09.01.1941
T/Lt.
10.10.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
Lt. IN
?, senioirty 10.10.1941
A/Lt.Cdr. IN
< 05.1950
Cdr. IN
31.12.1952
Capt. IN
30.06.1958
Cdre. IN
< 02.1963
?
-
(11).1941
HMIS Dipavati (auxiliary patrol vessel)
26.11.1941
-
(08.)1942
HMIS Sutlej (sloop)
01.12.1942
-
(04.)1944
HMIS Sutlej (sloop)
19.04.1944
-
(04.1946)
HMIS Akbar (RIN training establishment, Bombay)



transferred, Indian Navy
03.11.1948
-
(05.1950)
Drafting Commander, INS Dalhousie (naval barracks, Bombay)
25.04.1952
-
(05.)1953
Executive Officer, INS Circars (boys' training establishment, Vizagapatam)
09.10.1953
-
(07.1954)
Head of Directorate of Operations and Intelligence, Staff Branch, Naval HQ, Delhi [INS India]
(04.1955)
 
 
INS Venduruthy
30.09.1955
-
(01.)1957
Commandng Officer, INS Ranjit
19.11.1957
-
(01.1959)
in command Administrative Staff, Cochin [INS Venduruthy]
(07.1961)
 
 
INS Adyar (naval base, Madras) *
10.02.1962
-
(02.1963)
Naval Officer-in-Charge, Goa [INS Angre]
       

 
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Berntzen *,
Haakon


* also written as:
Berntsen, Haakon
see: RNR officers' section  
Bullock,
James
see: RINVR officers' section  
       

 
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Chisholm,
Kenneth James
K.J. Chisholm
23.05.1923
Bombay, India
-
01.10.1979
Yeovil district, Somerset
T/S.Lt. 23.05.1943
05.01.1944 - (10.1944) HMIS Rohilkand (Bangor class minesweeper)
(07.1945)     HMIS Rohilkand (Bangor class minesweeper) *
(04.1946)     HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Cowley,
Norman
N. Cowley (Photo courtesy of Mr John Bradley)
19.09.1914
-
25.06.1968
Liverpool South district, Lancashire
T/Lt. (E) 25.07.1943
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (E) (1946?) (reld > 04.1946)
18.08.1943 - (04.1946) HMIS Kistna (sloop)
(1946?)     HMIS Jumna (sloop)
* indexed, but not listed as such
       
    
 
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Dolan,
Samuel Joseph
"Sam"
S.J. Dolan
Married (13.01.1943, Pro Cathedral of the Holy Name, Bombay, India) Monica Van Haeften (1921-), daughter of Joseph Valentine Patrick Van Haeften (1896-), and Ivy Agnes Roze.
09.12.1916 ?
-
01.1997 ?
Southampton district, Hampshire ?
T/S.Lt. 13.08.1940
T/Lt. 09.12.1941
Graduate of the Training Ship Dufferin & served in the merchant marine.
09.12.1940 - (02.)1942 HMIS Madras (Bathurst class minesweeper)
(06.1942) - (12.1942) no appointment listed
(02.1943) - (04.1943) HMIS Orissa (Bangor class minesweeper) *
(08.1943) - (04.1946) no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
       
    
 
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Farrow,
George William
see:
RNR section  

 
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Gill,
Santasingh
S. Gill (Photo courtesy of Mr Les Best)
?
-
T/Lt. 16.09.1940
01.12.1942 - (12.1943) Commanding Officer, HMIS Kalavati (auxiliary minesweeper)
 
       

 
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Hart,
George Meredith
G.M. Hart (Photo courtesy of Mr Peter Hart)
Married; three sons.
16.08.1912
Bombay, India
-
16.08.1987
Christchurch, New Zealand
Prob. Lt. 30.08.1939
Lt. 1941?, seniority 30.08.1939
A/Lt.Cdr. 30.03.1943
08.10.1939 - (10.)1940 Commanding Officer, HMIS Kalavati (auxiliary minesweeper)
11.11.1940 - 10.10.1941 HMIS Bhadravati (auxiliary minesweeper)
11.10.1941 - (02.)1943 Commanding Officer, HMIS Ramdas (auxiliary patrol vessel)
02.02.1943 - 11.09.1943 Commanding Officer, HMIS Bengal (minesweeper)
12.10.1943 - (06.)1944 HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay)
29.09.1944 - (10.1945) HMIS Venduruthi (RIN base, Cochin)
(04.1946)     HMIS Feroze (RIN officers' demobilisation centre, Bombay) *
      at some point possibly Commanding Officer, HMIS Jumna
From 1945-47 when the war was over, he remained in the Royal Indian Navy, but carried out a civil maritime role in Bombay as senior nautical surveyor of ships (as a foreign going master this was a role for which he was specifically qualified). Emigrated to NZ, 1947, where he worked as a Nautical Surveyor.
* indexed, but not listed as such
       

 
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Karmarkar,
Sadashiv Ganesh *
S.G. Karmarkar
First name also found as: Sadishar.
17.10.1912
-
Lt. 21.11.1939
A/Lt.Cdr. > 08.1942, < 10.1942
A/Cdr. 30.06.1944
Lt.Cdr. RIN ?, seniority 17.10.1945
A/Cdr. RIN ?, seniority 30.06.1944
Capt. RIN 31.12.1951
R.Adm. RIN 16.06.1960
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) MBE 01.01.1942 New Year 42 [decoration presented]
21.11.1939 - (10.)1940 HMS Sheba (RN base, Aden)
21.10.1940 - (08.)1942 Commanding Officer, HMIS Ratnagiri (auxiliary vessel) (MBE)
(10.1942)     HMIS Madras (minesweeper) *
01.12.1942 - (02.)1944 Commanding Officer, HMIS Madras (minesweeper)
(04.)1944 - (10.)1944 HMIS Bahadur (RIN boys' training establishment, Monara, Karachi)
30.11.1944 - (07.)1945 Commanding Officer, HMIS Kistna (sloop)
23.09.1945 - (10.1947) HMIS Feroze (RIN officers' demobilisation centre, Bombay)
... - ... ...
* indexed, but not listed as such
Khullar,
Krishan Gopal
R.J. Ledder
?
-
?
T/Midsh. 27.12.1939
T/S.Lt. 20.10.1941
T/Lt. 20.04.1944
31.01.1941 - (02.)1942 HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay) (additional)
(04.1942) - (02.1943) no appointment listed
22.02.1943 - (12.1943) HMIS Amritsar (minesweeping trawler)
(02.1944)     HMIS Hamla (RIN training establishment, Marve, Bombay) *
(04.1944) - (04.1946) HMIS Yingchow (RIN base, Palk Strait, Ceylon) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
King,
David Joseph [Parnell]
D.J. King (Photo courtesy of Mr Bob King)
Son of Joseph Anthony and Kathleen King.
Married (04.10.1952, Georgetown, British Guiana) Mona Lois Cole; two daughters, one son.
12.04.1923
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
-
05.02.2006
Durban, South Africa
T/Midsh. 01.04.1940
T/S.Lt. 12.04.1943
T/Lt. 24.10.1944
01.04.1940 - (08.)1942 HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay) (additional)
(10.1942) - (04.1943) no appointment listed
11.05.1943 - (06.)1944 HMIS Madras (minesweeper)
(10.1944)     HMIS Madras (minesweeper) *
(01.1945)     HMS Caradoc (cruiser) *
(04.1945) - (07.1945) HMIS Patna (minesweeping trawler) *
17.09.1945 - (07.1946) Commanding Officer, HMIS Cuttack (minesweeping trawler)
* indexed, but not listed as such
       

 
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Lang,
Ian James Leonard
I.J.L. Lang (Photo courtesy of Mr George Lang) I.J.L. Lang (Photo courtesy of Mr George Lang)
Son of George H. Lang, and Lily Dobson.
Married (03.1948, St Neots district, Huntingdonshire) Sheila Hiscock; two sons, one daughter.
19.09.1924
St Marylebone district, London
-
27.12.2003
Romsey, Hampshire
Midsh. RNR 06.07.1942?
Midsh. 18.03.1943?, seniority 07.12.1942
T/A/S.Lt. 13.05.1944
T/S.Lt. 13.03.1944
S.Lt. RN 25.04.1947, seniority 19.09.1944
Lt. RN 16.06.1947, seniority 19.03.1947 (Emgcy List 12.03.1952)
Lt. RNR 02.01.1954, seniority 19.03.1947
Lt.Cdr. RNR 19.03.1955
Cdr. RNR 30.06.1961 (retd 19.09.1974; age)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - -
Burma Star Bur St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Reserve Decoration RD 08.07.1960 -
Reserve Decoration RD 22.09.1970 1st clasp
Cadet, HMS Conway (training ship), 04.1938-12.1940. Apprentice Merchant Navy (RMS Lombardy, 06.01.1941-06.06.1942).
06.07.1942 - 03.08.1942 HMS Kenya (Fiji class cruiser)
18.08.1942 - 07.01.1943 RN College, Greenwich (for shore courses)
18.03.1943 - 05.09.1943 HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay) (for shore courses) [from 19.06.1943-10.07.1943 training at HMIS Albatross]
06.09.1943 - 17.02.1944 HMIS (IWPT) S Chakrata (for executive & navigating duties)
26.02.1944 - 25.03.1944 HMIS Lal (for gunnery & watchkeeping duties)
26.03.1944 - 10.04.1944 HMI HDML 1084 (harbour defence motor launch)
10.04.1944 - 28.06.1944 First Lieutenant, HMI ML 1267 (motor launch)
28.06.1944 - 29.09.1944 HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay) (gained 2nd Mate's certificate)
30.09.1944 - 20.12.1944 First Lieutenant, HMI MFV 146 (motor fishing vessel)
27.12.1944 - 12.05.1945 HMS Ameer (Ruler class escort carrier) (for watchkeeping duties)
07.07.1945 - 02.07.1946 HMIS Ahmedabad (Basset class minesweeping trawler) (for executive & navigating duties) [from 30.09.1945-11.10.1945, 06.11.1945-18.12.1945, 06.02.1946-17.02.1946 acting Commanding Officer]
03.07.1946 - 09.11.1946 HMIS Feroze (RIN officers' demobilisation centre, Bombay) (additional; for UK leave)
10.11.1946 - 03.02.1947 First Lieutenant & Navigating Officer, HMIS Konkan
12.03.1947 - 04.07.1947 HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth) (for courses)
04.07.1947 - 21.08.1947 HMS Teazer (T class destroyer) (for watchkeeping duties)
21.08.1947 - 12.12.1947 HMS Plucky (Algerine class minesweeper) (for watchkeeping & navigating duties)
12.12.1947 - 03.1948? HMS Berry Head (Reserve Fleet) (for watchkeeping duties)
03.1948 - (05.1949) First Lieutenant, HMS Farnham Castle (corvette) (Reserve Fleet)
12.12.1949 - 23.02.1950 First Lieutenant, HM MTB 3050 (motor torpedo boat) [tender to HMS Osprey]
23.02.1950 - 20.08.1951 First Lieutenant, HM MTB 3053 (motor torpedo boat) [tender to HMS Osprey]
21.08.1951 - 22.01.1952 Commanding Officer, HM MTB 3002 (motor torpedo boat)
22.01.1952 - 05.05.1952 First Lieutenant, HMS Girdle Ness (repair ship) [tender to HMS Orion] (Reserve Fleet)
06.05.1952 - 22.06.1952 Commanding Officer, HM MMS 1772 (motor minesweeper)
23.06.1952 - 09.04.1953 Commanding Officer, HM MMS 1586 (motor minesweeper)
10.04.1953 - 18.06.1953 HMS Vernon (training establishment, Portsmouth)
Served Merchant Navy.
Ledder,
Richard John
R.J. Ledder
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard John Maurice Ledder. Husband of Sarah Adelaide Ledder, of Perth, Western Australia.
1904 ?
-
13.04.1947
[age 43]
[Kirkee War Cemetery, India, 9.C.5]
T/Lt.
13.07.1942
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
27.05.1944?
T/A/Cdr.
> 04.1946
 
01.12.1942
-
(12.1943)
Commanding Officer, HMIS Dipavati (auxiliary patrol vessel)
27.05.1944
-
(07.)1945
Commanding Officer, HMIS St Rose
22.10.1945
-
13.04.1947
Commanding Officer, HMIS Investigator (surveying ship)
       

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Mahindroo,
Pritam Singh
P.S. Mahindroo (Photo courtesy of Lt.Cdr. M.S. Mahindroo) P.S. Mahindroo (Photo courtesy of Lt.Cdr. M.S. Mahindroo)
Married ...; two sons.

17.04.1917
-
08.10.1999
Military Hospital, Chandi Mandir
T/S.Lt. 08.12.1939
T/Lt. 17.04.1942
Trained at the Indian Mercantile Training Ship, Dufferin from 01.1933-12.1935.
11.12.1939 - (12.)1941 HMIS Pansy (escort sloop)
20.12.1941 - (08.)1942 HMIS Sonavati (escort ship)
(10.1942) - (12.1942) no appointment listed
18.12.1942 - (06.)1943 HMIS Rajputana (Bangor class minesweeper)
22.06.1943 - (10.)1944 HMIS Godavari (sloop)
12.12.1944 - (04.1946) HMIS Akbar (RIN training establishment, Bombay)
Captain of the first Indian aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant, refitted at Belfast from a British carrier. He retired from the Indian Navy as Rear Admiral P.S. Mahindroo p.s.c., PVSM.
Main,
Robert George
R.G. Main
Son of Robert Wallace Main, and Mary Gibson Main.
Unmarried; no children.
02.06.1912
Glasgow, Scotland
-
27.08.1966
Knockville Quarry, Newton Stewart
T/Lt. RNR 04.1941, seniority 02.09.1940 (removed on transfer to RINR 04.04.1943)
T/Lt. 05.04.1943, seniority 02.09.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. 30.09.1944
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Naval General Service Medal NavGSM - & clasps Cyprus & Near East (as civilian master of the Army Vessel SS Evan Gibb)
28.10.1940 - (04.)1942 HMS Maron (ocean boarding vessel) (watchkeeping certificate 02.1942)
07.05.1942 - (06.)1942 HMS Bluebell (Flower class corvette)
(08.1942)     no appointment listed
18.08.1942 - (04.)1943 HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe) (for miscellaneous services)
08.08.1943 - 23.09.1943 HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay) (on arrival from UK)
24.09.1943 - 14.10.1943 HMIS Oudh (Bangor class minesweeper) (additional)
15.10.1943 - 23.11.1943 HMIS Ahmebad (Basset class minesweeping trawler)
23.11.1943 - 21.03.1945 Commanding Officer, HMIS Pansy (Cornwallis class sloop)
22.03.1945 - 04.04.1945 Commanding Officer, HMIS Kalavati (auxiliary patrol vessel)
05.04.1945 - 02.05.1945 Commanding Officer, HMIS Pansy (Cornwallis class sloop)
03.05.1945 - 15.05.1945 HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay) (additional; for HMIS Gondwana, taking over from RN)
15.05.1945 - 29.06.1945 Commanding Officer, HMIS Gondwana (Flower class corvette) (sick leave 15.05.1945-30.07.1945)
30.06.1945 - 02.09.1945 HMIS Feroze (RIN officers' demobilisation centre, Bombay)
03.09.1945 - 10.10.1945 Commanding Officer, HMIS Netravati (auxiliary patrol vessel)
10.10.1945 - 24.10.1945 HMIS Feroze (RIN officers' demobilisation centre, Bombay)
25.10.1945 - 21.11.1945 HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay) (as Executive Officer, Fort Barracks)
22.11.1945     HMIS Feroze (RIN officers' demobilisation centre, Bombay) (additional) (embarked for UK 29.11.1945)
       

 
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Passmore-Edwards,
Henry Ellis
H.E. Passmore-Edwards (Photo courtesy of Mr Dean Evans)
Twin brother of John Walter "Jack" Passmore-Edwards (died first quarter of 1982, Westminster district).
26.05.1900
St Pancras, London
-
A/S.Lt. RN
?
S.Lt. RN
15.11.1919
A/Lt. RN
? (retd 14.11.1922)
Lt.Cdr. RN (retd)
14.11.1930
T/Lt.Cdr.
16.11.1939
T/A/Cdr.
< 10.1944
T/A/Capt.
< 07.1945 ?
Mention in Despatches MID
10.03.1942
Operation Countenance (Abadan Oil Refinery, Kaft-i-Khel Oil Fields and Bandar Shapur 41)
(04.1940)
 
 
no appointment listed
(1941)


HMIS Lawrence (sloop)
(02.1941)
-
(12.1941)
HMIS Ratnagiri (anti-submarine trawler) *
04.11.1943
-
(04.1946)
Commanding Officer, HMIS Feroze (RIN officers' demobilisation centre, Bombay)
Pettitt,
Nelson Noel
see: RNR section  
       

 
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Russell,
Eric Joseph
E.J. Russell
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
25.03.1914
-
22.10.1976
Whitby district, North Yorkshire
T/S.Lt. (E) 1944?
T/Lt. (E) 13.08.1944
Lt.Cdr. (E) PNVR 13.08.1952
22.06.1944 - (01.)1945 HMIS Kumaon (Bangor class minesweeper)
(04.1945) - (07.1945) HMIS Kumaon (Bangor class minesweeper) *
08.07.1945 - (07.1946) HMIS Assam (corvette)
post-war     Pakistan Naval Volunteer Reserve
His son writes: "I think he also served on HMIS Tir and ended working at the RPN dockyard in Karachi in the 1950s."
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Snoddon,
John
J. Snoddon
?
-
Prob. T/Lt. 20.06.1940
T/Lt. 20.06.1943
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 01.1945, < 07.1945
 
22.06.1940 - (12.1941) HMIS Dalhousie (additional)
(12.1941)     HMIS Victoria Marie *
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Stafford,
Douglas Murray
D.M. Stafford
Son of Frederick Harry Stafford, and Lina Florence Stafford.
Married (12.12.1938, West Hartlepool district, Durham) Lily Gibbon; one son, two daughters.
21.03.1906
Haringey, Edmonton district, Middlesex
-
04.1984
Worthing district, West Sussex
T/Lt. 02.11.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. < 10.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
 
Employed by McKinnon Mackenzie, shipping agents.
      possibly in command of HMIS Lawrence (minesweeper) at some point
18.07.1943 - (01.)1945 HMIS Monze (RIN base, Karachi)
(07.1945)     HMIS Monze (RIN base, Karachi) *
(04.1946)     HMIS Feroze (RIN officers' demobilisation centre, Bombay) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Sullen,
Winston Allan
W.A. Sullen
Son (with three sisters and three brothers) of Samuel Sinclair Leppel Sullen (1877-1915), accountant of Irriwaddi Flotilla Co., and
Margaret Lillian Wilcox (1883-1982).

Married ((09?).1940, Liverpool district, Lancashire) Phyllis May Lynam (16.10.1911 - 03.1996), daughter (with two sisters and two brothers) of Richard John Lynam (1885-1942), and Margaret Ellen Rutter (1887-1975); one daughter.
21.07.1912
Einsein, Burma
-
08.1998
Liverpool district, Lancashire
T/Lt. (E) RINVR 24.08.1942
T/Lt. (E) > 10.1944, < 01.1945, seniority 24.08.1942
T/A.Lt.Cdr. (E) > 10.1945, < 04.1946 (reld > 07.1946)
20.11.1942 - (12.)1942 HMIS Kumaon (Bangor class minesweeper)
01.12.1942 - (04.)1944 HMIS Kumaon (Bangor class minesweeper)
(06.1944)     HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay) *
> 10.1944   < 01.1945 transferred to RINR
02.09.1944 - (07.1946) HMIS Kumaon (Bangor class minesweeper)
* indexed, but not listed as such
       

 

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Taylor,
Alexander
A. Taylor
?
-
T/Lt. 23.05.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 01.1945, < 07.1945
13.10.1941 - 01.12.1942 Commanding Officer, HMIS Travancore (minesweeping trawler)
01.12.1942 - (10.1944) HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay) (for depot)
(01.1945) - (07.1945) HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay) *
(04.1946)     HMIS Investigator (surveying ship) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Tinley,
George
G. Tinley (Photo courtesy of Mr Kevin Tinley) G. Tinley (Photo courtesy of Mr Kevin Tinley)
Married Colleen...; two sons, two daughters.
13.12.1916
-
28.07.1985
T/Lt. 01.11.1939
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Burma Star Bur St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -

 

Graduate of the Training Ship Dufferin & served in the merchant marine.
(03.1940) - (04.1940) no appointment listed
19.04.1940 - (08.)1941 First Lieutenant, HMIS Victoria Marie (auxiliary patrol vessel)
15.09.1941 - (04.)1943 Commanding Officer, HMIS Laxmi
16.05.1943 - (01.)1945 Commanding Officer, HMIS Nilam (gunboat)
(04.1945)     First Lieutenant, HMIS Nilam (gunboat)
(07.1945)     HMIS Nilam (gunboat) *
(10.1945)     HMIS Patunga *
(04.1946)     HMIS Lawrence *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Tsallis,
Constantine Dimetrious
C.D. Tsallis
?
-
T/Lt. 24.07.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
(07.1945)     HMIS Sonavati (escort ship) *
25.09.1945 - (04.1946) Commanding Officer, HMIS Agra (minesweeping trawler)
* indexed, but not listed as such
       

    
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Upton,
Herbert Lionel William
H.L.W. Upton
Son of Capt. Herbert Lionel Upton, RNR.
Married 1st ((09?).1944, Hove district, Sussex) Sheila G. Browne.
Married 2nd ((12?).1967, Hove district, Sussex) Diana E. Beckett.
19.05.1919
-
04.1995
Chichester district, Sussex
Prob. T/S.Lt. 17.08.1944
T/S.Lt. 1945?, seniority 22.05.1944
T/A/Lt. 22.05.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
28.03.1945 - (06.)1945 HMIS Narbada (sloop)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
(04.1946)     HMIS Feroze (RIN officers' demobilisation centre, Bombay) *
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VanGeyzel,
William Edward
W.E. VanGeyzel
?
-
T/S.Lt. 08.09.1939
T/Lt. 14.02.1941
Graduate of the Training Ship Dufferin & served in the merchant marine.
(03.1940) - (06.1940) no appointment listed
(07.)1940 - (10.)1940 HMIS Netravati (auxiliary patrol vessel)
06.11.1940 - (04.)1942 Commanding Officer, HMIS Selama (auxiliary patrol vessel)
(06.1942) - (08.1942) no appointment listed
(10.1942) - (12.1942) HMIS Changon *
01.12.1942 - (06.)1944 Commanding Officer, HMIS St Anthony (auxiliary patrol vessel)
(10.1944) - (07.1945) HMIS St Anthony (auxiliary patrol vessel) *
(04.1946)     HMIS Feroze (RIN officers' demobilisation centre, Bombay) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
       

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Wilson,
William Joseph
W.J. Wilson

?
-
Prob. Lt.
22.09.1939
A/Lt.Cdr.
?
Distinguished Service Order DSO
02.02.1943
action with Japanese raiders 11.11.42 *
* For great bravery when HMIS Bengal, with the Motor Vessel Ondina, engaged two heavily armed Japanese raiders in the Indian Ocean and in a fine action against heavy odds destroyed one raider and drove off the other.
20.03.1940
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(02.1941)
Commanding Officer, HMIS Chandbali (auxiliary patrol trawler)
(11.1942)


Commanding Officer, HMIS Bengal (minesweeper)

       

 
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