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Adrian-Vallance,
Cecil Roy Leon
C.R.L. Adrian-Vallance (Photo courtesy of Mr D'Arcy Adrian-Vallance)
Eldest son of naturalised Swiss-born auditor Gustave Leon Falcy and his English wife Elizabeth
Changed name from Cecil Roy Leon Falcy to Cecil Roy Leon Adrian Vallance by deed poll of 23.02.1925. Later known by last name Adrian-Vallance.

11.10.1893
Thanet, Kent
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25.02.1958
Sutton Valence, Maidstone district, Kent
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 11.02.1943
T/A/Cdr. (Sp.Br.) 31.12.1944
Distinguished Conduct Medal DCM 16.08.1917 ?
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St - -
British War Medal 1914-1920 BWM 14-20 - -
Victory Medal VM - -
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1919 ?
Burma Star Bur St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Medaille Militaire (France) Med Mil ? ?
Served World War I in the Royal Flying Corps, earning the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) and being Mentioned in Despatches. Queen's College, Cambridge (BA 1925, MA 1928. LLB 1925). Senior Professor of English at Islamia College, Pashawar, and from 1939-41 Director of Education in Bahrain.
22.03.1943 - 27.03.1946 Assistant Director of Personnel Services (Welfare), Naval Headquarters, India [HMIS Dalhousie (RIN Depot, Bombay)]
Alcock,
Ivor William Guest
see: Army officers' section  
Aley,
Colin Lawson
A.O. Christie
Married ...; ... children (one daughter?).
07.09.1916
-
02.11.2002
Prob. T/S.Lt. 14.11.1941
T/Lt. 14.11.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
(04.1942) - (06.1943) no appointment listed
09.07.1943 - (10.1944) HMIS Mahseer
? - (01.)1945 Commanding Officer, HMI ML 441 (motor launch)
15.01.1945 - (04.1946) HMIS Sita (RIN holding depot)
His daughter writes: "He came from the Royal New Zealand Navy. He was based in Bombay and Ceylon"
Anderson,
Eric Hatfield
E.H. Anderson
Son of William H. Anderson, and Nellie L. Schroder.
16.04.1921
Ecclesall Bierlow district, Yorkshire
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01.04.2004
Lymington, New Forest district, Hampshire
Indian Army:  
Pte. ?
2nd Lt. 01.10.1941
WS/Lt. 01.10.1942
RINVR:  
S.Lt. (E) 18.08.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
AERO:  
Lt. 17.05.1957 [452993]
20.08.1957, seniority 03.05.1957
Capt. 03.01.1958, seniority 17.05.1957
01.10.1941     commissioned, Indian Army
1943?     transferred, RINVR
20.10.1944 - (04.1946) HMIS Hamla (RIN training establishment, Marve, Bombay, India)
17.05.1957     commissioned, Corps of Royal Engineers - Army Emergency Reserve of Officers [501 Specialist Team Royal Engineers (Bulk Petroleum)]
Mechanical and Petroleum Engineer/Oil Refinery (worked as an Area Engineer with the Esso petroleum company).
Anderson,
Thomas
T. Anderson
17.03.1913
-
12.1991
Daventry district, Northamptonshire
T/Lt. 17.03.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
c. 1941     transferred from the British Army (Royal Army Service Corps) to the Royal Indian Army and then to the Royal Indian Naval Volunteer Reserve
? - (08.)1943 HMIS Hashemi (escort sloop)
28.09.1943 - (07.1945) First Lieutenant, HMIS Cuttack (minesweeping trawler)
(04.1946)     HMIS Circars (RIN base, Vizagapatam) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Audi,
Sidhavaram Seshaya *
S.S. Audi (Photo courtesy of Dr. S.S. Nag)
Married; one son, two daughters.
* Officially: Audi, Siddavaram Audiseshiah
06.12.1913
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25.12.1978
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 25.08.1944
10.10.1944 - (04.1946) HMIS Circars (RIN base, Vizagapatam)
Avey,
Edward William James
E.W.J. Avey (Photo courtesy of Mrs Margot Avey)
Son of Ernest Avey, and Winifred Richards.
Married (23.12.1943, Madras) an American-born missionary nurse from Assam.

Probably the same as:
E.W.J. Avery, Indian Army
27.12.1915
Swanmore, Droxford district,
Hampshire

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T/S.Lt.
?
T/Lt.
17.05.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
King's Commendation Comdn
?
?
Battle of Britain 1939-1945 Star; Pacific Star with Burma clasp; Defence Medal; 1939-1945 War Medal with Oak Leaves
(07.1945)
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(04.1946)
HMIS Khanjar *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Azar,
Joseph Jacob
J.J. Azar (Photo courtesy of Deborah Gliksman)
Son of Jacob S. Azar, and Sally Balas.
Married Evelyn Beatrice Colvin (02.12.1927 - 16.08.2014), daughter (with three brothers and four sisters) of John Colvin (1892-1950), and Habiba Shuker (1902-1945); two daughters.
01.12.1923
Bombay, India
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02.12.1999
Los Angeles, California, USA
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 04.06.1944 (reld > 10.1946, < 04.1947)
26.04.1945 - (10.1946) HMIS Machlimar (RIN torpedo & anti-submarine school, Venduruthi)
       
    
 
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Barraclough,
Alan
A. Barraclough
26.07.1912
Sunderland district, Durham ?
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07.1989
Manchester district, Lancashire
T/Eng.S.Lt. 30.07.1941
T/El.Lt. 26.07.1942
08.11.1941 - (12.)1942 HMIS Barq (mobile deperming unit)
01.12.1942 - (10.1945) HMIS Barq (mobile deperming unit)
(04.1946)     HMIS Dalhousie (RIN Depot, Bombay) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bartley,
John James Chatterton
"Jack"
J.J.C. Bartley
Married Renira Cherry, from Karachi; two sons, one daughter.
28.12.1917
Maymio, Burma

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(09?).1965
Lambeth district, Greater London
Prob. T/S.Lt.
07.08.1940
T/S.Lt.
1941/42?, seniority 07.08.1940
T/Lt.
28.12.1942
Burma Star Bur St
-
-
(12.1941)
 
 
no appointment listed
01.12.1942
-
(06.)1944
HMIS Monze (RIN base, Karachi)
14.07.1944
-
06.1945
HMIS Jumna (sloop)
09.06.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMIS Himalaya (gunnery school, Karachi)
Bentley,
Alan Roger
A.R. Bentley (Photo courtesy of Mr Harold Webber)
Youngest of seven children of ... Bentley, and ... Stafford.
Married ((06?).1939, St Marylebone district, London) Karin E. Ekstrand; one son, two daughters.
06.05.1913
Leicester district, Leicestershire

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04.09.1994
Yeovil, Somerset
T/S.Lt. 30.03.1941
T/Lt. ?
T/A/Lt.Cdr. < 07.1945
Mention in Despatches MID 25.05.1943 actions with light forces against the Japanese in Burmese waters *
* The Leicester Mercury dated Thursday April 22nd 1943 says: "He was badly burned when in one of our latest corvettes which caught fire at a home base, and he has now been wounded in action with the Japanese when his ship rammed and sank their vessel."
      already in the navy before the war
07.03.1944 - (07.1945) First Lieutenant [= Executive Officer], HMIS Cheetah (RIN coastal forces base, Bombay)
10.09.1945 - (04.1946) HMIS Akbar (RIN training establishment, Bombay)
For some years after leaving the RINVR he worked for Heinz, often travelling around Europe and then he went into the hotel trade.
Bergin,
Ronald Guy
R.G. Bergin
Son of E.C. Bergin, and ... Murray, of Madras, India.
(06?).1924
Elham district, Kent
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17.09.1943
[age 19]
[Kirkee War Cemetery, 7.D.11]
T/Midsh. (prob) 15.04.1943
? - 17.09.1943 HMIS Dalhousie (RIN Depot, Bombay) (killed in a training accident)
Best,
Arthur Ernest Greenwood
A.E.G. Best (Photo courtesy of Mr Les Best) A.E.G. Best (Photo courtesy of Mr Les Best)
A.E.G. Best (Photo courtesy of Mr Les Best) A.E.G. Best (Photo courtesy of Mr Les Best)
Son of Sydney Ernest Best.
Married Cynthia Lucius Nichols (23.04.1912 - 22.07.2002); one son.
18.04.1906
Lewisham district, London
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06.06.1998
Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
T/Paym.Lt. 11.06.1940
T/Lt. ?, seniority 11.06.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 01.1945, < 07.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
(12.1941) - (08.1942) no appointment listed
(10.1942) - (12.1942) HMIS Kalavati (auxiliary minesweeper) *
01.12.1942 - (06.)1944 HMIS Kalavati (auxiliary minesweeper)
30.09.1944 - (04.1946) HMIS Venduruthi (RIN base, Cochin)
01.1946? - 03.1946? Commanding Officer, HMIS Jumna ?
* indexed, but not listed as such
Beytagh,
Dennis Arthur Leo ffrench
D.A.L.F. Beytagh
Son of Leo Michael ffrench Beytagh, and Lily Florence Goodfellow.
Married ((03?).1948, Hendon district, Middlesex) Brenda M. Merrick.
1924
Shanghai, China
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New Zealand
T/A/S.Lt. 1943/44?
T/S.Lt. 17.08.1944
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
24.11.1944 - (04.1946) HMIS Shillong (trawler)
Poster artist, China, UK & from 1955 New Zealand.
Brierley,
Christopher Eustace Desmond
C.E.D. Brierley
Son of Eustace Carhill Brierley (1872-1964).
05.10.1903
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09.1984
Newton Abbot district, Devon
Prob. T/Lt.
18.09.1939
T/Lt.
?, seniority 18.09.1939 (reld > 04.1946)
Education: Dartmouth College (?)
WW II


on vessel examination duties on the Quoin at the entrance of the Persian Gulf:
18.09.1939
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(02.)1941
HMIS Hiravati
05.03.1941
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09.1941
HMIS Dalhousie (additional) *
27.09.1941
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(08.1942)
Commanding Officer, HMIS Barq
01.12.1942
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(06.1944)
HMIS Sonavati **
(04.1946)


HMIS Feroze ***
* in the index of 12.1941 under HMIS Cornwallis
** in 07.1945 still indexed as such, but no longer listed
*** indexed, but not listed as such
Gained his second Mates certificate at age 52. Went on to gain his Masters certificate and gained his command with London and Overseas Freighters Ltd. Master of the London Majesty in 1962. Retired to the Paignton area.
Brossard,
Philippe Andrew Francis
P.A.F. Brossard
Son of ... Brossard, and ... Duborgel.
Married 1st ((03?).1946, St Marylebone district, London) Sylvia J.H. Wilkinson.
Married 2nd ((12?).1963, Paddington district, London) Matilde Redondo Tellez.
15.02.1918
St Marylebone district, London
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11.2005
Reading district, Berkshire
Indian Army:  
Pte. ?
2nd Lt. 17.08.1941 (reld 1942?)
RINVR:  
Prob. T/S.Lt. (E) 26.04.1943
T/Lt. (E) 26.04.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
17.08.1941     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
29.07.1943 - (10.1944) HMIS Hamla (HQ Landing Craft Wing, Versova)
(01.1945) - (04.1946) HMIS Hamla (HQ Landing Craft Wing, Versova) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Brown,
Alexander Morgan
see: Army Officers' section  
Brown,
Alfred Maurice Granger
A.M.G. Brown (Photo courtesy of Mrs Evelyn Strouts)
Son of Hugh Charles Grainger Brown (1892-1982), and Matilda Victoria Mann (1892-1988).
Brother of Lt. Hugh Charles Granger Brown, BRNVR.

Married 1st (divorced 1988) Gertrude Joanna Cesky (1928-1994); two daughters, one son.
Married 2nd (11.1988, Scunthorpe and Barton-upon-Humber district, Lincolnshire) Joan Georgina Mary Shaw (14.06.1937 - 02.1997).
Also known as: Granger-Brown, Alfred Maurice.
11.12.1924
Burma
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21.02.1999
North Lincolnshire district, Lincolnshire
[Chilterns Crematorium, Amersham, Chiltern district, Buckinghamshire]
Prob. T/Midsh. 15.04.1942
T/A/S.Lt. 11.06.1944
Mention in Despatches MID 19.06.1945 for courage, endurance and skill in towing a water-logged vessel into safe harbour through heavy seas
01.12.1942 - (05.)1943 HMIS Pansy
20.05.1943 - (10.)1943 HMIS Sandoway
(12.1943) - (01.1945) no appointment listed
(04.1945) - (07.1945) HMIS Bihar * (despatches)
* indexed, but not listed as such [in Navy Lists from Jan 1945 up to Jul 1945 shown under HMIS Agra]
Brown,
Ian Peter
I.P. Brown
24.02.1926
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06.2003
Southampton district, Hampshire
Prob. T/Midsh.
03.04.1943
T/A/S.Lt.
> 01.1945, < 07.1945, seniority 03.04.1943
(10.1944)
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(04.1946)
HMIS Circars (RIN local naval defense & Coastal Forces base, Vizagapatam) *



HMI ML 844 (motor launch)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bruce,
Reginald Clement
R.C. Bruce
?
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T/El.Lt. 06.08.1943
(1943?)     HMIS Circars (RIN local naval defense & Coastal Forces base, Vizagapatam) ?
(10.1944) - (04.1946) HMIS Dalhousie (RIN Depot, Bombay) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Bullock,
James
J. Bullock (Photo courtesy of Mr Andrew Szaflarski-Saidi)
01.06.1904
Hartlepool, Co. Durham
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(09?).1980
Dartford district, Kent
T/Lt. (E) 29.04.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (E) RINR 30.09.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) MBE 13.06.1964 HM's birthday 64: as Superintendent, Ijora Power Station, Federal Ministry of Mines and Power, Nigeria
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St 04.10.1951 -
Burma Star Bur St 04.10.1951 -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 04.10.1951 -
India Service Medal 1939-1945 Ind SM 04.10.1951 -
16.06.1941 - (12.)1942 HMIS Dalhousie (RIN base, Bombay) (for Mechanical Training Establishment)
01.12.1942 - (08.)1943 HMIS Investigator (surveying ship)
23.09.1943 - (06.)1944 HMIS Bihar (Bangor class minesweeper)
1944     HMIS Jumna and HMIS Baluchistan (temporarily)
09.1944?     transferred from RINVR to RINR
02.09.1944 - 01.01.1945 HMIS Bihar (Bangor class minesweeper)
02.01.1945 - (04.1946) HMIS Investigator (surveying ship)
Burke,
Clifford Leonard Lindsay
C.L.L. Burke
Son of Henry Fitzgerald Burke and Fanny Burke, of Portchester, Hampshire.
Husband of Mary Burke.
18.11.1909?
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14.04.1944
(MPK) [age 33]
[Plymouth Naval Memorial, panel 100]
T/Lt. (E) 09.09.1941
AMIE (1934).
(04.1942) - (08.1943) no appointment listed
(10.1943) - (12.1943) HMIS Dalhousie (RIN Depot, Bombay) *
(02.1944) - 14.04.1944 HMIS Dalhousie (RIN Depot, Bombay)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Burman,
Inder Jeed *
I.J. Burman
* Should read: Inder Jeet (according to grandcihld)
?
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?
Prob. T/S.Lt. 24.08.1939
T/Lt. 13.09.1941
09.09.1939 - (12.)1941 HMIS Prabhavati (auxiliary patrol vessel)
22.12.1941 - (12.)1942 HMIS Ratnagiri (auxiliary patrol vessel)
01.12.1942 - (10.)1944 HMIS Dalhousie (RIN base, Bombay) (for anti-submarine school)
21.12.1944 - (07.1945) HMIS Jumna (Black Swan class sloop)
27.08.1945 - (04.1946) HMIS Machlimar (RIN torpedo & anti-submarine school, Venduruthi)
Butters,
Neilson Jarvis
R.C. Bruce
Married ((09?).1947, Westminster district, London) Elizabeth J.D. McCann (1921? - (06?).1960), who was earlier (1941) married to James G.P. Spicer; one son, two daughters (one of which died in infancy).
08.12.1910
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05.1986
Shepway district, Kent
T/Lt. 15.07.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr. 31.12.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
(04.1942) - (10.1942) HMIS Dalhousie (RIN base, Bombay) *
01.12.1942 - (10.1943) HMIS Dalhousie (RIN base, Bombay) (for gunnery school)
(12.1943) - (04.1946) HMIS Monze (RIN base, Karachi) *
1940s - 1960s Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve
* indexed, but not listed as such
       

 
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Carson,
John Joseph St Lawrence
J.J.St.L. Carson
Son (with three sisters and one brother) of Thomas Ellis Carson (1870-1926), and Rhoda Hignett (1875-1909).
Married (18.10.1938, West Byfleet, Surrey North Western district) Brenda Gertruda Buckler (27.03.1915 - 01.1993); two daughters, two sons.
12.03.1906
Toxeth Park district, Lancashire
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01.01.1977
Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge district, Kent
Army:  
Lt. 02.04.1930, seniority 01.12.1928 (reld 24.09.1931; on joining the A.F.I.)
09.07.1932, seniority 01.12.1928 (reld 09.08.1933; on joining the A.F.I.)
06.05.1939, seniority 23.08.1933 (reld 19.06.1939; on joining the RINVR)
RINVR:  
Paym.Lt. 20.06.1939
A/Paym.Lt.Cdr. > 08.1942, < 10.1942
A/Cdr. (S) > 01.1945, < 04.1945
02.04.1930 - 24.09.1931 Lieutenant, Army in India Reserve of Officers
09.07.1932 - 09.08.1933 Lieutenant, Army in India Reserve of Officers
06.05.1939 - 19.06.1939 Lieutenant, Army in India Reserve of Officers
(03.1940) - (04.1940) no appointment listed
12.05.1940 - 01.1941 HMIS Investigator (surveying ship)
26.01.1941 - 03.1942 HMIS Sutlej (sloop)
04.03.1942 - 12.1942 Accountant Instructional Officer, HMIS Dalhousie (RIN Depot, Bombay)
01.12.1942 - 09.1944 Royal Indian Navy Office, Bombay [HMIS Dalhousie (RIN Depot, Bombay)]
01.09.1944 - (04.1946) HMIS Hamla (RIN training establishment, Bombay & Headquarters, Landing Craft Wing, Versova)
Carston,
William Albert
W.A. Carston
Son of Lt. A.C. Carston, RNR.
c. 1926 ?
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Prob. T/Midsh.
28.01.1943
T/A/S.Lt.
1946?, seniority 25.08.1941
Mention in Despatches MID
01.08.1944
for courage, enterprise and leadership in Light Coastal Forces of the Royal Indian Navy in hazardous operations Arakan 11.43-03.44
(11.1943?)
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(03.1944?)
HMI ML 476 (motor launch)
(10.1944)


HMIS Mahseer *
(07.1945)


HMIS Mahseer * / **
(04.1946)


HMI ML 421 (motor launch) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
** ship no longer listed
Casey,
Alfred Edwin
A.E. Casey
14.10.1912
Croydon district, Surrey
-
02.1993
York district, Yorkshire
Prob. T/Paym.S.Lt. 07.09.1939
T/Paym.Lt. = T/Lt. (S) 07.09.1940 (reld > 04.1946)
(03.1940) - (06.1943) no appointment listed
04.07.1943 - (06.)1944 HMIS Cheetah (RIN Coastal Forces base, Bombay)
14.07.1944 - (04.1946) HMIS Dalhousie (RIN Depot, Bombay)
Chandler,
Charles Philip
C.P. Chandler
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
21.04.1918
-
01.09.2013
Bristol
T/S.Lt. RNVR 26.06.1941
T/S.Lt. 1942, seniority 26.06.1941
T/Lt. 21.04.1943
1939     enlisted, RNVR
(08.1941)     no appointment listed
25.08.1941 - (02.)1942 HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces establishment, Fort William) (for motor launches)
(06.1942) - (03.1943) no appointment listed
30.03.1943 - (04.)1944 HMIS Oudh (Bangor class minesweeper)
10.04.1944 - 09.04.1945 HMIS Machlimar (anti-submarine school, Versova, nr Bombay)
10.04.1945 - (04.1946) HMIS Narbada (sloop)
Chill,
Leslie Richard Churchill
H.P. Cobb
Married (London) ... Monsos.
?
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T/Midsh. 27.07.1944
T/A/S.Lt. 28.05.1945
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
(04.1946)     HMIS Venduruthi (naval base, Cochin) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Christie,
Arnold Oscar
"Chippy"
A.O. Christie
1924 ?
-
(03?).1968
Hackney district, London
T/S.Lt. 10.03.1944
(10.1944) - (07.1945) no appointment listed
(04.1946)     HMIS Feroze (RIN officers' demobilisation centre, Bombay) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Cobban,
John Ross
H.P. Cobb
Son of William J. Cobban, and Ellen B. Shearer.
Married (1945?, Bombay, India) Sister Marjorie Olive Morant, QAIMNSR (1919-1989); one daughter, one son.
(09?).1921
West Derby district, Lancashire
-
T/S.Lt. 12.08.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
(07.1945) - (04.1946) HM HDML 1286 (harbour defence motor launch) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Cooke,
Arthur Lionel Kitchner
A.L.K. Cooke (Photo courtesy of Mr Darren Cooke)
Married (10.12.1942, Christ Church Byculla) Edith Nash.
15.10.1917
India
-
03.06.2001
Gold Coast, Qeensland, Australia
T/A/Lt.
10.08.1943



HMIS Cornwallis (sloop)
11.03.1943
-
(04.1946)
HMIS Yingchow (training ship) *
Emigrated to Australia, 1947.

* (07.1945) indexed as HMIS Madura & (04.1946) as HMIS Dalhousie, but both times listed under HMIS Yingchow
Crosby,
James Claremont
J.C. Crosby
?
-
Prob. T/S.Lt. (E) 12.07.1943, seniority 05.02.1943
T/Lt. (E) 05.06.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
16.07.1943 - (06.)1944 HMIS Hamla (RIN training establishment, Bombay & Headquarters, Landing Craft Wing, Versova)
21.08.1944 - (07.1945) HMIS Jumna (sloop)
(04.1946)     HMIS Jumna (sloop) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Crowhurst,
Charles Robert [Vivian]
C.R. Crowhurst
Son of Charles Henry Crowhurst, and Alice Love.
Married ...; one son.
25.08.1923
India
-
01.09.1999
Australia
Prob. T/Midsh. 29.03.1943
Prob. T/S.Lt. 15.08.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
(10.1943)     HMIS Dalhousie (RIN Depot, Bombay) *
(12.1943)     no appointment listed
01.01.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Braganza III (landing craft signal and navigation training establishment, Bombay, India) (attached for Combined Operations signal duties)
(04.1946)     HMS Saunders (Combined Operations base, Kabret, Egypt) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
       
    
 
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Davenport-Handley,
John Michael
J.M. Davenport-Handley (Photo courtesy of Mr Tim Davenport-Handley)
Married Elaine Cecilia Trillia (1923 - 1965); five children.
24.02.1916
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T/S.Lt. 04.06.1942
T/Lt. 04.06.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
01.12.1942 - (02.)1943 HMIS Lawrence (sloop)
03.02.1943 - (02.)1944 HMIS Travancore (minesweeping trawler)
(04.1944)     no appointment listed
(06.1944)     HMIS Dalhousie (RIN Depot, Bombay) *
27.07.1944 - (04.)1945 Commanding Officer, HMIS Calcutta (minesweeping trawler)
04.05.1945 - (04.1946) HMIS Adyar (RIN local naval defence & coastal forces base, Madras)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Davies,
Neermol Hughes
N.H. Davies

Son of Enoch Davies (1876-1923), and Janet Hughes.
(06?).1918
Ffestiniog district, Caernarvonshire / Merionethshire, Wales
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13.03.1961
Vernon, British Columbia, Canada
T/S.Lt. RNVR 04.09.1941
T/S.Lt. 1943?, seniority 04.09.1941
T/Lt. 08.04.1943
(10.1941)     no appointment listed
20.10.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Midge (Coastal Forces base, Great Yarmouth) (for motor launches)
02.04.1942 - (08.)1942 HMS King George V (battleship)
(08.1943)     no appointment listed
(10.1943)     HMIS Carnatic *
(12.1943)     HMIS Cheetah *
15.11.1943 - (04.1946) HMI HDML 1117 (harbour defence motor launch) (121st HDML Flotilla) [initially Commanding Officer, from 04.08.1945 First Lieutenant]
Emigrated to Canada, 1947.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Donaldson,
Allan Anderson
A.A. Donaldson
?
-
T/Paym.Lt. = T/Lt. (S)
29.10.1941



stationed at Bombay for most of the war:
(10.1944)
 
 
no appointment listed
(07.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
Dunbar,
Denis Fitzsimmons
D.F. Dunbar D.F. Dunbar
Son of Robert Ellesmere Dunbar (1876-), and Lena Helen Maybel Robertson.
Married 2nd (27.10.1928, South Australia; divorced 12.04.1932) Eva ...
Married 3rd (1934, Perth, Western Australia) Nancy Slingsby Davies; ... children (one daughter?).
Married 4th ...

15.05.1903
Calcutta, India
-
1966
Lt. (Sp.Br.) 07.02.1945
Education: boarding school, Cambridge, UK (c. 1911-1920).
Teacher & journalist/writer. Owner-editor of a Perth publication "W.A. Amateur Sports". Resided in Australia, 1928-1944. Enlisted service in Australian Army, 06.09.1940-07.09.1944.
(07.1945) - (04.1946) no appointment listed (most probably served in the Bombay Docks)
Published: Hockey (1940); Hockey for everyone (1952).
Dunn,
Patrick [Bernard] Fielder [St Clare]
"Paddy"
P.F. Dunn (Photo courtesy of Patsy Dunn)
Son (with five brothers and three sisters) of Ch.Eng. Edward St. Clare Dunn (1886-1961), and Nellie Gertrude Fielder (1892-1973).
Married (South Africa) Clare ... (?-2011); one daughter, one son.
01.11.1920
Calcutta, India
-
17.04.1977
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
T/S.Lt. (prob) 08.07.1942
T/Lt. 08.01.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
12.05.1943 - (10.)1943 HMIS Dipavati (auxiliary patrol vessel)
17.11.1943 - (10.)1944 HMIS Punjab (Bathurst class minesweeper)
30.11.1944 - 03.1945 HMIS Hiravati (auxiliary patrol vessel)
26.03.1945 - (04.1946) HMIS Himalaya (gunnery school, Karachi)
His daughter writes: "My father fought in The Battle of the Atlantic and for a time was an officer in the Mercantile Marine and in the service of the Norwegian Government. For the initiative he displayed when his ship was torpedoed he was awarded "The Grand Order of St. Olaf" which is the highest Norwegian decoration. I have a news press clipping from a London newspaper from that time and some photos of him on board British destroyers (corvettes?). He was torpedoed twice mid Atlantic in mid-winter and was the only survivor on both occasions having allegedly floated alone in a life raft for 14 days before being picked up by a Norwegian freighter off the coast of Greenland. Research has shown that my dad was a survivor of the SS Brask (Norwegian). His passport of the time is stamped with the date he signed on at Milford Haven on 11/10/1940 and then his return to Londonderry on 20 Jan 1941 with a note in his passport detailing that he was a survivor of the Brask."
       

 

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Edwards,
Richard Henry
R.H. Edwards
Son of Leslie William Edwards, and Matilda Rodhouse.

(12?).1923
Wellingborough district, Northamptonshire
-
T/S.Lt. 14.04.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
Education: Wellingborough Grammar School (1930-1932).
(12.1942)     Officer Cadet, No. 1 Company, Officer Training School, Bangalore (India)
14.04.1943     transferred, RINVR
(01.1944) - (07.1945) HMI ML 441 (motor launch) (55th ML Flotilla) *
(04.1946)     HMIS Feroze (RIN demobilisation centre, Bombay) **
* According to letters written by him in Oct 1944 & Apr 1945 by then in command of HMI HDML 1113 (harbour defence motor launch).
** indexed, but not listed as such
Elliott,
Edward Victor
N.J. Elliott
Son of Victor Elliott, and Florence M. Oldham.
Married; ... children (one son?).
16.12.1920
Jacksdale, Basford district, Nottinghamshire
-
01.09.2003
Stafford Hospital, Staffordshire (heart attack)
T/A/S.Lt. (E)
17.09.1944
T/S.Lt. (E)
17.03.1945
T/Lt. (E)
1946?
11.1942


torpedoed on the SS City of Cairo off St Helena, returning home 5 months later, en route from India to UK
(07.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
18.06.1945
-
(04.1947)
HMIS Investigator (surveying ship) (surveying the Baluchi coast and the Shatt al Arab area)
1947?
-
1948?
instructor, Indian Navy
Elliott,
Neville John
N.J. Elliott
?
-
T/S.Lt.
04.09.1942
26.12.1943
-
(10.1944)
HMIS Dalhousie (RIN Depot, Bombay)
(07.1945)


HMIS Dalhousie (RIN Depot, Bombay) *
(04.1946)
 
 
HMIS Feroze (RIN demobilisation centre, Bombay) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Elshaw,
John Gerald
J.G. Elshaw
Son of J.A. Elshaw, and ... Shaw.
Married Nancy E. Elshaw of Elton, Derbyshire.
(09?).1915
Ecclesall Bierlow district, Derbyshire / Yorkshire - West Riding
-
02.03.1946
[age 31]
[Kirkee War Cemetery near Bombay, India, 6.E.1]

T/Lt. (E)
09.05.1944
(07.1945)


HMIS Hamla (HQ Landing Craft Wing, Versova) *
?
-
02.03.1946
HMIS Dalhousie (RIN Depot, Bombay) **
* indexed, but not listed as such
** (04.1946) indexed as HMS Saunders (Combined Operations base, Kabret, Egypt), but not listed as such
Evatt,
Ainsley John Walters
A.J.W. Evatt
Son (with one sister) of Drummond Evatt (1893?-1979), and Elizabeth Walters (1895?-1963).
Married ((03?).1951, Kensington district, London; divorced 1963) Loretta Lucia Gianotti (formerly Isaacs) (10.12.1928 - ); one daughter. Loretta Evatt remarried Max Spittle.
15.03.1921
Howarh, Calcutta
-

Melbourne, Australia
Prob. T/S.Lt. 04.05.1945
T/S.Lt. 1946?, seniority 04.05.1945
26.08.1945 - (07.1946) HMIS Machlimar (torpedo & anti-submarine school, Venduruthi / Bombay)
       

 
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Farthing,
Benjamin Clifford
B.C. Farthing
Married; at least one son.
16.09.1915
Ipswich district, Suffolk
-
(09?).1979

Ipswich district, Suffolk
T/A/Lt.
28.06.1944
T/Lt.
1945?, seniority 28.06.1944
T/2nd Lt. RM
1945?
T/Lt. RM
29.12.1945
Mention in Despatches MID
10.07.1945
operations Arakan coast 11.44-03.45
(10.1944)
-
(07.1945)
HMS Salsette (Combined Operations base, Bombay) *
1944
-
1945
"A" RN Beach Commando (Arakan)
late 1945


transferred, Royal Marines
(04.1946)


both listed under RINVR (HMS Saunders (Combined Operations base, Kabret, Egypt) & RM (HCO (Lt.) [= Holding Company O.... (Light) ??]) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Floyd,
George Eric
G.E. Floyd
13.11.1926
-
(06?).1983
Lambeth district, London
T/S.Lt. 09.03.1944
      not in index of Navy List of 07.1945 or earlier editions, but showing in the seniority list
(04.1946)     HMIS Feroze (RIN officers' demobilisation centre, Bombay) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Foster,
Jortin Guy
J.G. Foster
Married; ... children (one daughter?).
1910
-
2000
T/Lt.
17.03.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
> 01.1945, < 07.1945
01.12.1942
-
(10.)1944
First Lieutenant, HMIS Investigator (survey vessel)
01.12.1944
-
(04.1946)
Commanding Officer, HMIS Monze (naval base, Karachi)
Freemantle,
Neville Desmond
N.D. Freemantle (Photo courtesy of Mr Clive Freemantle)
Son (with three brothers and three sisters) of Percival William Freemantle, and Dorinda Hope Court.
Married Ailsa May Bernadette Milton (1925-); three sons.
31.05.1924
Secunderabad, India
-
08.04.2014
T/Midsh. 10.05.1943
T/A/S.Lt. 31.05.1944
T/S.Lt. 1945?, seniority 31.05.1944
T/A/Lt. 1946/47?
      training, HMIS Lal (patrol craft)
(10.1943) - (12.1943) HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay) *
18.12.1943 - (04.)1944 HMIS Cheetah (RIN Coastal Forces base, Bombay)
(06.)1944 - (07.1945) First Lieutenant, HMI HDML 1117 (harbour defence motor launch) (HDMLs 121st Flotilla)
(04.1946)     HMI HDML 1268 (harbour defence motor launch) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
       
    
 
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Garriock,
Ronald John
R.J. Garriock
?
-
1960s ?
Adeldaide, Australia ?
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
01.03.1943
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
01.03.1944
13.09.1943
-
(10.1944)
HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay) (for depot)
(07.1945)


HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay) *
(04.1946)


HMIS Feroze (RIN officers' demobilisation centre, Bombay) *
Accountant in government service.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Gaspar,
Cecil James

C.J. Gaspar
Married ...; ... children (one daughter?).
1908
Calcutta, India
-
30.11.1987
Isle of Skye
T/Paym.Lt. = T/Lt. (S) 25.10.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
03.07.1943 - (02.)1944 HMIS Hooghly (RN base, Calcutta)
20.03.1944 - (07.1945) HMIS Hooghly (RN base, Calcutta)
(04.1946)     HMS Llanstephan Castle (landing ship, infantry) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Gillespie,
Leonard Roy

L.R. Gillespie (Photo courtesy of Mrs Judy Ward) L.R. Gillespie (Photo courtesy of Mrs Judy Ward)
Married ...; five daughters, two sons.
27.07.1914
-
19.06.1977
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
T/S.Lt. (E) 01.03.1943
T/Lt. (E) 01.03.1944 (reld > 07.1946)
(08.1943) - (04.1944) HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay) *
(06.1944) - (10.1944) HMIS Patunga (RIN local naval defence & coastal forces base, Chittagong) *
(01.1945) - (04.)1945 Assistant Flotilla Engineer Officer, 55th Motor Launch Flotilla
24.04.1945 - (07.1946) HMIS Adyar (RIN local naval defence & coastal forces base, Madras)
* indexed, but not listed as such
His daughter provided the following details:
"Appointment letter from Governor General of India dated 19 July 1943 - appointing L R Gillespie as Temporary Sub-Lieutenant (E) in the Royal Indian Naval Volunteer Reserve. Took up appointment on 24 January 1944 on the Arakan Coast (Burma) up to 31 March 1944. Returned to Bombay on leave. Arrived Vizagapatam 27 May 1944 to rejoin 55th Flotilla & proceeded to Madras, remaining there until end September 1944. Returned to Vizagapatam en route to Arakan Coast in mid October 1944. Active Service period October 1944 to April 1945 in Kyouk (or Kyauk) Pyu and Ramree Island, Arakan Coast (off Burma). Attached to the 55th Flotilla. Served as Assistant Flotilla Engineer and Advance Base Engineer Officer. May 1945 returned to Madras as Base Engineer Officer until mid-July 1945. Rejoined 55th Flotilla mid-July 1945 as Flotilla Engineer Officer & proceeded to Trincomalee till end of hostilities. Returned to Bombay end October 1945 with Flotilla for decommissioning at Trombay."
Goldie,
Frank Wood

F.W. Goldie
1905 ?
-
1974
Prob. T/Lt. 30.08.1941
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) ?, seniority 30.08.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.) > 01.1945, < 07.1945
(04.1942) - (08.1943) HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay) *
(12.1943) - (07.1945) no appointment listed
(04.1946)     [HMIS?] India *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Gough,
Frederick Arthur
"John"
F.A. Gough
Married Gladys Irene "Mollie" Bloxham; one son, one daughter.
20.10.1907
Hanwell, Brentford
-
24.01.2004
Melbourne, Australia
[age 96]
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
05.08.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
24.11.1941
-
01.12.1942
Physical and Recreational Training Officer, HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay)
01.12.1942
-
(12.1943)
HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay) (for depot)
21.12.1943
-
(07.1945)
HMIS Circars (RIN base, Vizagapatam)
Worked as Industrial Chemist in Bombay until 1955, after which he emigrated to Australia. Developement Manager for perfume and food flavouring company. Keen sailor,
designed, built and sailed ocean racers.
His son writes: "During one of his last talks he mentioned his involvment in secret communications out posts down the Burma coastline with an Intelligence unit. He said they were similar size to MTB's [but Indian built]."
Gourgey,
Percy Sassoon
P.S. Gourgey
Twin son (with two brothers and two sisters) of Shaul Sassoon Gourgey (1880-1949), and Hannah [Saul] Nissim (1888-1965), of Bombay, India.
Brother of El.Lt. Reginald Elias Gourgey, RNVR (later Lt.Cdr. (L) RN).
Engaged (1956) Brenda "Barucha" Abulafia, eldest daughter of Mr & Mrs Albert Abulafia, of London NW2; one adopted son.

02.06.1923
Mesina Hospital, Bombay, India
-
19.09.2008
[Golders Green Jewish Cemetery, London]
T/Paym.S.Lt. 06.12.1943
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) MBE 12.06.1965 HM's birthday 65: for political and public services
06.12.1943 - 05.1945 HMIS Adyar (RIN local naval defence & Coastal Forces base, Madras, India)
24.05.1945 - (07.1946) HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay)
Grove,
Charles Osborne

C.O. Grove
?
-
10.2011
Eccles, Manchester
T/Midsh. 23.11.1942
T/A/S.Lt. ?
T/S.Lt. 15.03.1944
11.10.1943 - (04.1946) HMIS Irrawadi (auxiliary patrol vessel)
Gulston,
Ralph Alan [Stepney-]
R.A. Gulston
Son of Horatio Stepney Gulston (1886-1932), and Evelyn Stone (1888?-1967).
Married (31.07.1967, Totnes district, Devon) Gertrude Joy Habgood, daughter of Henry George Habgood (1889-), and Gwendoline V.D.R. Hill; no children.
Of Derwydd Mansion, Derwydd, Llandebie, Carmarthenshire.
10.03.1919
St Marylebone district, London
-
03.1998
Derwydd, Carmarthen district, Carmarthenshire
T/A/Lt. 10.03.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
Education: Kelly College, Tavistock; Birmingham University.
15.01.1944 - (04.1946) HMIS Carnatic (Bangor class minesweeper)
    
 
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Hadlow,
Brian David
B.D. Hadlow (Photo courtesy of Mr Martin Hadlow)
Son of Sydney George Hadlow (1873-1940), and Beatrice Amelia Goodchild (1876-1957).
Married (17.05.1940, Bombay, India) Greta Millicent Russell Goadby (06.11.1912 - 31.08.2010); one daughter, one son.

23.06.1911
Brentwood, West Ham district, Essex
-
22.02.1981
Prob. T/Paym.S.Lt. 24.11.1939
T/Paym.Lt. 24.11.1940
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) > 01.1945, < 04.1945, seniority 24.11.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.) > 01.1945, < 04.1945
Worked in Calcutta for the shipping firm Turner Morrison and Company 1933-39, service with Calcutta Light Horse.
(04.1940) - (08.1941) no appointment listed
22.08.1941 - (04.)1943 Secretary to Naval Officer-in-Charge & Fortress Commander, Vizagatapam [HMIS Circars]
08.04.1943 - (02.)1944 HMIS Bahadur (boys' training establishment, Monara, Karachi)
(04.1944) - (07.1945) HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay) *
(10.1945) - (04.1946) HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Hamnett,
John Lahaye
J.L. Hamnett
Son of Herbert Hamnett (1887-1934), and Ely Kempster Lahaye (1893-1958).
Married Birthe Wendleboe Christiansen; one son, three daughters.
1918
-
07.12.2008
St Richard's Hospital, Chichester
Army:  
Cadet ?
2nd Lt. 22.02.1941 [174197]
WS/Lt. 22.08.1942 (reld 1943)
RINVR:  
T/S.Lt. 20.05.1943
T/Lt. 20.05.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
? - 22.02.1941 either 162nd, 167th, or 168th Officer Cadet Training Unit, Sandhurst
22.02.1941     commissioned, The Lincolnshire Regiment [emergency commission]
20.05.1943     transferred, RINVR
07.09.1943     qualified at HMIS Hamla (RIN training establishment, Marve, Bombay) in Seamanship, etc.
14.03.1944 - 04.09.1944 HMIS Hamla (RIN training establishment, Marve, Bombay) (as Boat Officer, 6th LCA Flotilla)
(10.1944) - (04.1946) no appointment listed
Hare,
Adam
A. Hare
26.11.1915
Edinburgh, Scotland
-
T/S.Lt. (E) 27.04.1941
T/Lt. (E) 27.04.1942
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (E) 04.05.1945?
19.01.1942 - (02.)1943 HMIS Investigator (surveying ship)
19.03.1943 - 05.1945 HMIS Lawrence (sloop)
04.05.1945 - (04.1946) HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay)
Harper,
Stanley George Anthony
S.G.A. Harper
?
-
T/S.Lt. RNVR 20.10.1939
T/Lt. RNVR 20.10.1940 (removed from list on transfer to RINVR 16.03.1942)
T/Lt. 1945?, seniority 20.10.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. < 04.1945
(12.1939) - (02.1940) no appointment listed
(03.1940)     HMS Vernon (torpedo school and experimental establishment, Portsmouth) *
(04.1940)     HMS Paragon (minesweeper base, Hartlepool) *
15.05.1940 - (08.)1940 HMS Paragon (minesweeper base, Hartlepool)
01.08.1940 - (02.)1942 HMS Bacchante (RN base, Aberdeen) (for miscellaneous duties)
(04.1942) - (01.1945) NOT SHOWN ON ACTIVE LIST
(04.1945) - (04.1946) HMIS Adyar (RIN local naval defence & Coastal Forces base, Madras, India) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Heather,
St John Hewitt
St J.H. Heather
Son of ... Heather, and ... Brooks.
Married 1st ((09?).1934, New Forest district, Hampshire) Charlotte U.M. Kirk.
Married 2nd ((09?).1952, Westminster district, London) Phyllis M. Austin.
20.04.1912
Alresford district, Hampshire
-
02.1988
Littlehampton, Worthing district, West Sussex
Prob. T/S.Lt. RNVR 08.12.1939
T/S.Lt. RNVR 06.1940, seniority 08.12.1939
T/Lt. RNVR 08.12.1940
T/Lt. 1942?, seniority 08.12.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. 1942?
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 25.05.1943 actions in Japanese & Burmese waters [investiture 15.02.44]
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Africa Star Afr St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - -
Burma Star Bur St - -
Pacific Star Pac St - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -

Apparently mentioned in despatches thrice, but not gazetted.
Awarded surrendered sword of Japanese Naval Commander-in-Chief Malaya, Singapore & Sumatra, by Mountbatten 'for extaordnary services to the Command (Force H and Build up Group) as Controller of the Fleet'

Education: Graham Sea Training School, Scarborough.
Served his full cadetship at see with Elder Dempster Line, then entered large yachts in command.
1939 - 1940 Navigating Officer, then First Lieutenant in destroyers:
12.02.1940 - (04.)1940 HMS Watchman (destroyer)
(10.1940)     HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Portland) *
1940 - 1940 Specal Service to construct and commisison the Coastal Force Base at Hamble, Southampton [HMS Tormentor]; completed & working in 11 weeks; commendation by Commander-in-Chief for execution of this work
08.12.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)
1941? - 12.1941? appointed to commisison HM ML176 (motor launch) & served in command as Half Leader and later Leader in 9th ML Flotilla
(12.1941)     no appointment listed
01.1942 - 10?.1943 recalled to England as a witness at inquiry into sinking of Ark Royal, then appointed Lieutenant Commander & sent to India for Coastal Force work in Indian-manned ships; on arrival, commissioned the 55th ML Flotilla & proceeded to Burma, where served as Senior Officer, Motor Launches & Gunboats during whole of First Arakan Campaign; force comprising 17 ships (DSC)
10?.1943 - 01.1944 removed to hospital for 3 months because of enemy action & returned to UK
23.05.1944 - (10.1944) Executive Officer, HMS Robin (RN Air Station, Grimsetter, Kirkwall, Orkneys)
(01.1945)     HMS Robin (RN Air Station, Grimsetter, Kirkwall, Orkneys) *
15.05.1945 - (10.)1946 Commanding Officer, HM LSE 51 (landing ship, emergency repair)
[sat in court which tried the Japanese Commander-in-Chief for atrocities]
(01.1947)     HMS Duncansby Head (escort vessel maintenance ship, Chatham)
(04.1947)     HMS Tyne (destroyer depot ship) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Herd,
Kenneth Morrison
G.W. Hobbs
Son of Charles Grant Herd, and Victoria Evangeline Embleton.
Married (at Peshawar) Olivia Kathleen Burton (1918-2002); four sons, two daughters.
27.04.1914
-
08.1998
Manchester district, Lancashire
T/Sg.Lt.
17.07.1944
Education: D.Sc. (Madras), MRCS, LRCP (London)



probably served in the Army first



served in the Coral Sea with a fleet of corvettes
10.12.1944
-
(04.1946)
HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay) 
[during the 1946 mutiny administering medical attention with some Indian nurses to the mutineers]
Higgs,
Frederick George Dennis
see: RNVR officers' section  
Hill,
Keith Roland
K.R. Hill (Photo courtesy of Mr Adam Hill)
23.12.1925
Bath, Somerset
-
02.12.2009
Crawley, West Sussex
T/Midsh. 03.05.1943
T/A/S.Lt. 23.06.1944
T/S.Lt. 1946? (reld 03.1947?)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Africa Star Afr St - -
Burma Star Bur St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
India Service Medal 1939-1945 Ind SM - -
(10.1943) - (04.1944) HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay) *
(06.)1944 - (04.)1946 First Lieutenant, HMI HDML 1110 (harbour defence motor launch) (120th HDML Flotilla) **
18.06.1946 - (03?.)1947 Commanding Officer, HM ML 1261 (motor launch) (137th ML (HD) Flotilla)
* indexed, but not listed as such
** Lt. D.J.E. Collins, The Royal Indian Navy, 1939-1945 (1964) shows an officers' list for Coastal Forces for the Burma operations [without exact dating, though] where he is shown under HMI HDML 1111 (122nd HDML Flotilla).
Hills,
George Manwaring
G.W. Hobbs
Son of Lt. (E) George Manwaring Hills, RAN (1882-1943), and Elizabeth Florence Hanley (1880?-1949).
Married ((12?).1939, Hampstead, London) Lucy Joan Malleson ((12?).1912 - 16.12.1968), daughter of Herbert Cecil Malleson (1881-1935), dental surgeon, and Henrietta Frances Vandermin (1884-1957); ... children (one daughter?). Lucy Hills remarried (02.03.1946) Henry E. Brocksom.
21.10.1909
Gillingham, Medway district, Kent
-
23.10.1945
(road accident) [age 36]
[Fayid War Cemetery, Egypt, 5.F.11]
T/Lt. (prob) 16.04.1942
Education: Borden Grammar School.
Commercial traveller.
22.01.1931 - 12.03.1931 enlisted service as a Gunner [61094] with 21st Field Brigade, Australian Military Forces (Militia)
? - ? ? *
* not showing in the name indexes of the Navy List, but he does appear in the seniority lists
Hobbs,
George William
G.W. Hobbs
?
-
T/S.Lt.
08.09.1942
T/A/Lt.
08.03.1945
(07.1945)
-
(04.1946)
HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Holland,
Donald Royal
D.R. Holland (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Cook) D.R. Holland (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Cook)
Son of ... Holland, and ... Royal.
24.02.1917
Edmonton district, Hertfordshire / Oxfordshire / Buckinghamshire / Middlesex
-
08.1996
Southend on Sea district, Essex
T/A/S.Lt.
21.04.1944
T/S.Lt.
14.06.1944
T/Lt.
21.01.1945
T/Lt. RNVR
27.05.1946, seniortiy 21.01.1945
Lt. RN
21.02.1947, seniority 02.04.1945 (reld 31.03.1949; medically unfit)
(10.1944)
 
 
no appointment listed
(01.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
01.01.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMIS Carnatic (Bangor class minesweeper)
27.05.1946
 
 
transferred, RNVR
21.02.1947
 
 
transferred, RN [extended service commission]
25.01.1947
-
(07.1948)
HMS Falcon (RN Air Station, Halfar, Malta)
Holroyde,
Frank
F. Holroyde (Photo courtesy of Mrs Miranda Holroyde)
27.03.1925
-
05.2016 still alive
Sea. ? [P/JX 639252]
T/Midsh. 08.09.1944
T/A/S.Lt. 27.09.1944
T/S.Lt. 06.10.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
      HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
(01.1945) - (04.1946) no appointment listed [probably served with landing craft in India]
His daughter-in-law writes: "He served in HMIS Hamla in Bombay where he was Security Officer. He was there at the time of the mutiny."
Horabin,
Ivan Samuel
I.S. Horabin
?
-
T/S.Lt.
31.07.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
15.04.1944
-
(04.1946)
HMIS Talwar (RIN signal school, Bombay)

 
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Jenner,
Peter Ernest
P.E. Jenner (Photo courtesy of www.bharat-rakshak.com) P.E. Jenner (Photo courtesy of www.bharat-rakshak.com)
P.E. Jenner (Photo courtesy of www.bharat-rakshak.com)
P.E. Jenner (Photo courtesy of www.bharat-rakshak.com)
Youngest child of Ernest Jenner, and Alice Jenner (née Johnson).
Married; ... children (one daughter?).

26.06.1923
Lambeth district, South London
-
03.04.1998
Bungay, Waveney district, Suffolk
T/S.Lt.
10.07.1944 (reld 1946)
1941


joined RNVR
(1943?)
-
(1944?)
HMS Berry (frigate)
26.11.1944
-
(04.)1946
HMIS Madras (minesweeper)

 

Johnson,
Maxwell Thurston
"Max"
M.T. Johnson
30.03.1918
-
(09?).1978
Croydon district, London
T/S.Lt. 09.04.1944
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 09.04.1945
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.) ? 1947 ?
(10.1944) - (07.1945) no appointment listed
(04.1946)     HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Johnson,
Phillipe Frank
P.F. Johnson
10.07.1919
-
10.1989
Weymouth district, Dorset
T/S.Lt. 17.04.1941
T/A/Lt. 03.08.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
(08.1941) - (02.1942) no appointment listed
(10.1942) - (08.1943) HMIS Dalhousie *
(02.1944) - (01.1945) no appointment listed
(07.1945)     HMIS Baroda *
(04.1946)     HMIS Barracuda *
* indexed, but not listed as such
       
    
 
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Keen,
John Theodore
J.T. Keen J.T. Keen
Son of Theodore Keen (1890-1956), and Olive Richards (1888-1964).
Married ((09?).1950, Watford district, Hertfordshire) Hillary Mary Buchan (15.09.1922 - 19.05.2005), daughter of Joseph Buchan (1890-1969), and Phyllida Muriel Bridgwater (1891-1989); two daughters, one son.
11.02.1922
Wargrave, Barnet district, Oxfordshire
-
02.1996
Norwich district, Norfolk
T/S.Lt. 14.06.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
(12.1943) - (04.1946) no appointment listed [served on landing craft in Burma]
Kells,
Joseph
J. Kells
Son of Lt.Col. Joseph Kells, DCM, Army in India Reserve of Officers (1885?-1966), and Dorothy ...
04.03.1911
Portsmouth district, Hampshire
-
04.2001
Birmingham district, West Midlands
T/S.Lt. 01.09.1940
T/A/Lt. < 12.1942
T/Lt. 1943?, seniority 01.09.1941
2nd Lt. IA 16.10.1945 [EC 16511]
Hon. Capt. 01.01.1949
Lt. RARO 01.01.1949 [412765] (removed from the Army on conviction by the Civil Power 05.09.1951)
08.03.1941 - (02.)1943 Port Signal and Anti-Submarine Officer, Cochin [HMIS Venduruthi]
04.04.1943 - (10.1944) HMIS Circars (RIN base, Vizagatapam)
(01.1945) - (07.1945) HMIS Circars (RIN base, Vizagatapam) *
16.10.1945     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission] (c. 1946/47 Special List (ex-Indian Army))
01.01.1949 - 05.09.1951 commissioned, Royal Corps of Signals - Regular Army Reserve of Officers
* indexed, but not listed as such
Kerr,
Stanley Walsh
S.W. Kerr (Photo courtesy of Struan Kerr) S.W. Kerr (Photo courtesy of Struan Kerr)
Son of Duncan Munn (1888-1944), and Mary Ann Kerr (1888-1946).
Married 1st (05.07.1941, Bombay, India; divorced 1951) ...
Married 2nd (11.09.1952, Sydney, NSW, Australia) Heather Maude Timberlake (14.08.1920 - 03.06.1990), daughter of William John Cyril Timberlake (1878-1921), and Maud Beatrice Collins (1884-1963); two sona.
12.08.1918
Glasgow, Scotland
-
10.08.2000
Sacred Heart Hospice, Darlinghurst, NSW, Australia
T/S.Lt. (E) 23.04.1941
T/Lt. (E) 1944?, seniority 03.08.1942 (reld 26.06.1947; ill-health)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 13.02.1945 firefighting Bombay docks 04.1944
Edcuation: Diocesan School, Kowloon, Hong Kong (1930).
(10.1944) - (04.1946) HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay) *
* indexed, but not listed as such

 
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Langlois,
John Oscar Goodwin
J.O.G. Langlois
Son of Pierre Marie Edgar Langlois (1880-1927), and Dora Olive Goodwin (1879-).
Married ...; two children.
17.11.1909
Calcutta, India
-
18.03.1998
T/Paym.Lt. = T/Lt. (S) 13.03.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
10.07.1943 - (04.1946) HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay)
Lansley,
Frederick James
F.J. Lansley
Son of Edwin Lansley, and Violet May Tolman.
Married ((03?).1941, Southampton district, Hampshire) Joan Beatrice M. Ellery (17.07.1916 - 08.1999); two sons, one daughter legitimatized.
27.10.1912
Andover district, Hampshire
-
01.08.2000
Poole district, Dorset
T/Lt. 08.05.1943
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 10.1945, < 04.1946 (reld > 04.1946)
08.05.1943 - (12.1943) HMIS Hamla (RIN training establishment, Bombay & Headquarters, Landing Craft Wing, Versova, Bombay)
17.01.1944 - (10.1944) HMIS Khanjar (RIN establishment, Versova, Bombay)
(01.1945) - (10.1945) HMIS Hamla (RIN training establishment, Bombay & Headquarters, Landing Craft Wing, Versova, Bombay) *
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
His son writes: "Dad's ship was attacked and sunk by the German disguised merchantman THOR on his way to India in 1942. The German captain was an honourable man having given the passengers time to board lifeboats before sinking the steamer (S.S.Britannia)."
Lawson,
Arthur William
A.W. Lawson
?
-
T/S.Lt. (E)
04.06.1944 (reld 1946?)
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
(04.1946)


HMIS Malwa (minesweeper) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Lochner,
Adrian Malcolm Purva
A.M.P. Lochner
03.05.1925
-
1970
car accident
T/Midsh.
02.06.1944
T/A/S.Lt.
1946? (reld > 07.1946)
(10.1944)


no appointment listed
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
(04.1946)
 
 
HMIS Karachi (minesweeping trawler) *
* indexed, but not listed as such

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MacDonald,
Alan Hamilton *
H.R. Middleton
Son of Alan Hamilton Macdonald.
* In fact these are first names of his father, which he obviously used when signing up. He himself was Christened Alan Bernard Francis Macdonald.
1918
New Zealand
-
1989
New Zealand
T/S.Lt. 04.10.1943
T/A/Lt. 04.10.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
? - 26.03.1944 HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay)
27.03.1944 - (04.1946) HMIS Akbar (RIN training establishment, Bombay)
* indexed, but not listed as such
McGregor,
John Hugh Gordon
J.H.G. McGregor (Photo courtesy of Mrs Pauline McGregor Currien)
Married ((06?).1964, Surrey South-Western district) Yvonne E. Summers.
24.12.1916
-
08.1994
Surrey South-Western district
Indian Army:  
Cpl. ?
2nd Lt. 09.08.1942
RINVR:  
T/S.Lt. 06.05.1943
T/Lt. 06.05.1944 (reld 07.03.1946)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Burma Star Bur St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
      enlisted, London Scottish Regiment - Territorial Army
24.08.1939     mobilized TA & sent to Liverpool
09.08.1942     commissioned, Indian Army [emergency commission]
      4th/5th Ghurka Rifles Regiment, Frontier Force
06.05.1943     transferred, RINVR
05.01.1944
24.09.1944
-
-
07.06.1944
01.05.1945
served on Arakan coast (Teknauf, Akyab and Kyankpyu)
? - ? HMS Salsette (Combined Operations base, Bombay)
06.05.1944 - 07.03.1946 HMIS Hamla (RIN training establishment, Bombay & Headquarters, Landing Craft Wing, Versova)
Mehta,
Rajinder Singh
R.S. Mehta
?
-
Prob. T/S/Lt. 17.05.1943
T/S.Lt. 28.05.1943
T/A.Lt. 17.05.1945
(12.1943)     HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay) *
16.12.1943 - (10.1944) HMIS Patunga (RIN local naval defence base, Chittagong)
(01.1945) - (07.1945) HMIS Patunga (RIN local naval defence base, Chittagong) *
(04.1946)     HMIS Hooghly (RIN base, Calcutta) *
Transferred to Indian Nay where he served until the mid-1960s, reaching rank of Lt.Cdr. (17.05.1952) and A/Cdr.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Middleton,
Henry Robert
H.R. Middleton
Son of ... Middleton, and ... Phillips.
02.04.1922
Bridport district, Dorset
-
T/Midsh. RNVR
17.07.1941
T/S.Lt.
01.12.1942
Lt. RN
03.06.1947, seniority 02.10.1944 (emgcy 23.08.1949)
18.08.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Guillemot (sloop)
1942?
 
 
transferred, RINVR
10.03.1942
-
(08.1942)
HMS Martin (destroyer)
29.11.1943
-
(10.1944)
HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay)
(01.1945)
-
(07.1945)
HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay) *
(04.1946)
 
 
HMIS Himalaya (gunnery school, Karachi) *
31.05.1947
-
(05.)1949
HMS Gannet (RN Air Station, Eglinton, Londonderry)
Police officer, Malaya.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Monteath,
Campbell

C. Monteath (Photo courtesy of Jude Monteath)
Son (with one sister and one brother) of Gordon Drysdale Monteath (1878-1945), and Sarah Duncan Morrison Campbell (1875-1964).
Married 1st (09.03.1938, Inveresk, Midlothian, Scotland) Elizabeth McLellan Jamieson (27.01.1915 - 25.08.1995), daughter (with fopur sisters) of Thomas Jamieson (1874-1944), and
Margaret McLellan (1874-1934).
Married 2nd ((12?).1953, Reading district, Berkshire) Margaret Rene Rogers (16.11.1924 - 13.12.2014); one daughter.
06.12.1912
Dumbartonshire, Scotland
-
24.04.1971
Hexham, Northumberland West district, Northumberland
Prob. T/S.Lt. (E) 14.03.1942
T/Lt. (E) 06.12.1942
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (E) 31.12.1944 (reld > 07.1946)
23.03.1942 - 09.1945 an Additional Assistant to Manager Engineering Department. HMI Dockyard, Bombay
25.09.1945 - (07.1946) HMIS Madras
 
Mowat,
David Macadam
D.M. Mowat
04.04.1918
-
27.09.2012
Monklands General Hospital, Airdrie, Lanarkshire
T/S.Lt. 17.04.1941
T/Lt. 04.04.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
(06.1941) - (06.1942) no appointment listed
(08.1942) - (06.1943) HMIS Sikkim *
10.07.1943 - (10.)1944 HMIS Baluchistan (minesweeper)
(01.1945) - (04.1945) HMIS Sikkim *
04.05.1945 - (10.)1945 HMIS Baluchistan (minesweeper)
(04.1946)     HMIS Baluchistan (minesweeper) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Murphy,
Leonard Walter
L.W. Murphy
Son (with three brothers) of Charles James Henry Murphy (1869-1929), and Frances Alabaster (1876-1941).
Married (24.11.1945, South Tidworth, Andover district, Hampshire) Barbara Joan Heath (07.06.1921 - 21.12.2014); one son, one daughter.
27.03.1914
Tooting, Wandsworth district, London
-
05.1986
Southampton district, Hampshire
Prob. T/S.Lt. 26.05.1941
T/A/Lt. 26.05.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
09.10.1941 - (10.)1942 HMIS Irrawadi (auxiliary patrol vessel)
(12.1942) - (03.1943) HMIS Badora (auxiliary patrol vessel)
27.03.1943 - (10.)1944 HMIS Venduruthi (RIN base, Cochin)
(10.1944) - (10.1945) HMI MMS 131 (motor minesweeper) *
(04.1946)     HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
       

 
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Nanda,
Sardari[lai] Mathradas
"Charles"
S.M. Nanda S.M. Nanda
S.M. Nanda
S.M. Nanda

10.10.1915
Punjab
-
11.05.2009
Fortis Hospital, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi
T/S.Lt.
11.10.1941
T/A/Lt.
1942?
T/Lt.
11.10.1942
Lt. RIN
?, seniority 10.10.1940
A/Lt.Cdr. RIN
< 05.1949
Lt.Cdr. RIN
1949?, seniority 10.10.1948
A/Cdr. RIN
< 05.1950
Cdr. IN
31.12.1950
A/Capt. IN
< 07.1954
Capt. IN
31.12.1954
?, senioroty 30.06.1955
A/R.Adm. IN
< 02.1963
R.Adm. IN
16.06.1964
V.Adm. IN
01.03.1968
Adm. IN
? (retd 1973)

PVSM, AVSM

Served with the Port Trust, Karachi.
11.10.1941


joined RINVR
01.12.1942
-
(10.1944)
signal school, HMIS Dalhousie (RIN Depot, Bombay)
(07.1945)
-
(04.)1946
HMIS Talwar (RIN signal school) [indicated as from 09.11.1942]
28.06.1946
-
(10.1947)
HMIS Narbada
05.07.1948
-
(05.1949)
HMIS Delhi
(05.1950)
 
 
HMIS India (naval HQ, New Delhi) *
11.10.1951
-
(05.1953)
Commanding Officer, INS Ranjit
15.03.1954
-
(07.)1954
Commanding Officer, INS Angre
10.03.1954

(01.)1957)
[from 20.09.1954 Chief of Personnel], Personnel Branch, Naval HQ, Indian Navy (New Delhi) [INS India]
29.08.1957
-
(01.1959)
Commanding Officer, INS Mysore
(07.1961)
 
 
INS India (naval HQ, New Delhi) *
(02.1963)
-
(02.1964) 
no appointment listed
01.01.1966
-
(02.)1968
Flag Officer commanding Indian Fleet [INS Vikrant]
16.02.1968
-
(02.1969)
Flag Officer, Bombay [INS Angre]
28.02.1970
-
28.02.1973
Chief of Naval Staff, Indian Navy
Published: The man who bombed Karachi : a memoir (2004)
Nissen,
Henry George Trevor
H.G.T. Nissen
1914
-
1986
Prob. T/S.Lt. 01.05.1941
T/Lt. 01.05.1942
19.03.1942 - (04.)1943 HMIS Agra (minesweeping trawler)
(06.1943) - (08.1943) no appointment listed
(10.1943) - (06.1944) HMIS Machlimar (torpedo & anti-submarine school, Venduruthi/Bombay) *
15.07.1944 - (07.)1945 HMI Dockyard, Bombay [HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay)] (additional)
(10.1945) - (04.1946) HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay) (for depot)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Noble,
Charles Scott
C.S. Noble
Married Betty Balfour Corsar (01.12.1913 - 02.03.2009); three sons.
22.08.1910
West Derby district, Lancashire
-
16.08.1983
Cupar, Fife, Scotland
Prob. T/S.Lt. 10.05.1939
T/Lt. 01.09.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. 31.03.1944
(07.1939) - (04.1940) no appointment listed
15.04.1940 - 29.10.1940 HMIS Hindustan (sloop)
29.10.1940 - 28.11.1940 HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay) (additional; for leave)
28.11.1940 - 11.1941 HMIS Bahadur (boys' training establishment, Monara, Karachi)
11.1941 - 12.1941 HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay) (additional)
31.12.1941 - (12.)1942 HMIS Dipavati (auxiliary patrol vessel)
01.12.1942 - (06.)1944 HMIS Sutlej (sloop)
04.06.1944 - (10.1944) HMIS Himalaya (gunnery school, Karachi)
(01.1945) - (04.1946) HMIS Himalaya (gunnery school, Karachi) * [20.06.1945 qualified at Specialist Course in Gunnery and Staff Officer (Gunnery)]
* indexed, but not listed as such
       

 
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Parsons,
Roy
R. Parsons
Married ...; ... children (one daughter?).
31.01.1913
Medway district, Kent
-
19.01.1983
Canterbury district, Kent
Prob. T/Paym.S.Lt. 18.12.1940
T/Paym.Lt. 18.12.1941
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 01.12.1943, seniority 18.12.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.) > 07.1945, < 10.1945

(10.1941) - (06.1943) Navy Office *
(08.1943) - (12.1943) HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay) *
01.12.1943 - 05.06.1944 Naval Port Intelligence Officer, HMIS Hooghly (RN base, Calcutta)
06.06.1944 - 07.05.1945 Naval Port Intelligence Officer, HMIS Circars (RIN base, Vizagatapam)
08.05.1945 - (07.1946) HMIS Hooghly (RN base, Calcutta) (for Force 136, in the Indian Field Broadcasting Unit)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Patrick,
Vivien Osmund
V.O. Patrick
?
-
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 06.04.1944

23.06.1944 - (04.1946) HMIS Cheetah (RIN Coastal Forces base, Bombay)
Pavledis,
George Constantine
G.C. Pavledis
Married ((12?).1964, Surrey North Eastern district) Patricia M. Quinn; ... children (one daughter?).
18.02.1922
-
08.1994
West Super Mare district, Somerset
T/S.Lt. 01.02.1943
(08.1943) - (07.1945) HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Percival,
Harold George Reginald
"Harry"
H.G.R. Percival
Married ; ... children (one daughter?).
16.02.1919
-
01.1987
Richmond upon Thames district, Surrey
T/S.Lt.
17.04.1941
T/Lt.
17.10.1943 (reld > 04.1946)



after a brief spell in submarines joined the RINVR and spent the next 7 years in India (based mainly in and around Calcutta)
(12.1941)
 
 
no appointment listed
(10.1944)
-
(04.1946)
HMI ML 419 (motor launch) (ML 56th Flotilla)
Pereira,
Eric
E. Pereira
?
-

Hilton, Cambridgeshire
T/Midsh. 19.04.1943
T/S.Lt. 26.04.1945 (reld > 04.1946)

29.10.1943 - 29.04.1945 HMIS Pansy (escort sloop)
30.04.1945 - (04.)1946 HMIS Shillong (trawler)
Joined Air India, 1946-1980.
Petz *,
Francis Cecil
F.C. Petz
Son of Francis Joseph Petz (1874-1955), and Blanche Marie Maries (1875-1965).
Married ((03?).1948, Lambeth district, London) Marguerite F. Beale.
* Changed last name to Petts.
17.11.1911
Camberwell district, London
-
11.1997

Milton Keynes district, Buckinghamshire
T/S.Lt. (E) ?
T/Lt. (E) 26.05.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
04.08.1944 - (04.1946) HMIS Hamla (HQ Landing Craft Wing, Varsova)
Pike,
Arthur George
A.G. Pike
?
-
?

T/S.Lt.
24.04.1941
T/Lt.
07.09.1943
Mention in Despatches MID
25.05.1943
actions with light forces against the Japanese in Burmese waters




served as a rating on North Atlantic convoys
(12.1941)
 
 
no appointment listed
(10.1944)
-
(07.1945)
HMI ML 438 (motor launch) [55th ML Flotilla]
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
Pinfield,
Peter Claude
P.C. Pinfield (Photo courtesy of Chris Pinfield)
Son of John Frederick Pinfield, and Hilda Lilian French.
Married (06.11.1943, Bombay, India) Kitty Milne (02.09.1920- 03.1993); two sons, one daughter.
09.07.1920
Acton, Brentford district, Middlesex
-
26.07.1999
Esher, Kingston upon Thames district, Surrey
Signalman 03.1938
T/S.Lt. 17.04.1941
T/A/Lt. 17.10.1943 (reld 28.01.1946)
Lt. RNR 1956?, seniority 05.03.1953
Lt.Cdr. RNR 05.03.1961 (retd 09.07.1970)
Royal Naval and Royal Marine Forces Reserve Decoration RD 25.03.1966 -
03.1938     enlisted RNVR
08.1939     mobilized
03.09.1939 - 01.1940 signal staff, Atlantic convoys
01.1940 - 24.05.1940 HMS Wessex (destroyer) (sunk by German aircraft near Calais)
30.05.1941     transferred, RINVR
06.1941 - 08.1941 passage from Glasgow to Bombay
(12.1941)     no appointment listed
(04.1942)     Persian gunboat "Chabaz"
29.03.1944 - (07.1945) HMIS Circars (RIN base, Vizagatapam) [maintained communications in mobile W/T trucks with Coastal Forces as Signal Officer on the staff of Senior Officer, Arakan Coastal Forces]
01.1946     passage from Bombay per "Empress of Australia"
1956?     commissioned, RNVR (London Division, List II), later RNR (Unattached, London, Training List 14)
Joined British European Airways 1946; transferred to British Airways 1974.
Pitman,
Maurice Henry Winsor
M.H.W. Pitman (Photo courtesy of Mr Edward Pitman)
Son (with two brothers and one half-sister) of Edwin Henry Winsor Pitman (1882-1942), and Melinda Beatrice Herbert (1890-1964).
Married (23.08.1947, Trinity Church, Easton, Bristol district, Somerset) Edna Frances Baldwin (22.01.1924 - 17.05.2006), daughter of Thomas Nelson Baldwin (?-1929), and May Cobb (1891-1974); two sons, one daughter.
01.08.1920
Bedminster, Somerset
-
28.09.2006
St George, Bristol
T/A/S.Lt. RNVR 28.04.1944
T/S.Lt. 12.06.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
(06.1944) - (04.1946) no appointment listed
Pitts,
[Sir] Cyril Afred
C.A. Pitts C.A. Pitts
Married (1942, Madras) Barbara; two sons, one daughter.

21.03.1916
East End, London
-
08.03.2009
Farnham, Surrey
T/A/Lt.
14.07.1943
Knight Bachelor Kt
1968
?
Education: St Olave's; Jesus College, Cambridge.
02.12.1943
-
(01.)1945
HMIS Venduruthy (RIN training establishment, Cochin) [ran a training school for ASDIC]
25.04.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMIS Adyar (RIN Local Naval Defence & Coastal Forces base, Madras, India)
Industrialist. Chairman of ICI Companies in India, 1964-1968; Chairman, ICI (Export) Ltd and General Manager, International Coordination, ICI Ltd, 1968-1978; Director, ICI Americas Ltd, 1974-1977; Deputy Chairman, Ozalid Group Holdings Ltd, 1975-1977. Chairman: Process Plant EDC, 1979-1983; Peter Brotherhood, 1980-1983. President: Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India, 1967-1968; British and S Asian Trade Association, 1978-1983. Councillor, RIIA, 1968-1977. Hon. DLitt Westminster, 1993. Governor, University of Westminster (formerly Polytechnic of Central London), 1984-1995 (Chairman of Governors, 1985-1993).
Poole,
Michael Norman
M.N. Poole
1917 ?
-
1981/82 ?
Prob. T/S.Lt. 01.09.1939
T/S.Lt. ?
T/Lt. 08.01.1942
(04.1940)     no appointment listed
18.06.1940 - (02.1941) HMIS Prabhavati (patrol vessel)
(12.1941)     HMIS Prabhavati (patrol vessel) *
(10.1944)     HMIS Bahadur (boys' training establishment, Monara, Karachi) *
(01.1945) - (04.1946) HMIS Prabhavati * [sunk 12.1941, so very unlikely]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Potterton,
Hugh Martin
H.M. Potterton (Photo courtesy of Mr Phil Potterton)

Son of Mr & Mrs Ronald Marsden Potterton (1886-1963), of Cheam, Surrey.
Married (03.07.1947, All Saints' Church, Banstead, Surrey) Elizabeth Elsie Cameron Stokes (17.08.1924 - 30.04.1990), daughter of Percy C. Stokes, of Buenos Aires, and Mrs Stokes, of Sutton, Surrey; two daughters, one son.
11.11.1912
-
10.1999
Cheltenham district, Gloucestershire
T/S.Lt. 09.08.1941
T/Lt. 18.09.1942 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
21.12.1941 - (08.)1942 HMIS Dipavati (auxiliary patrol vessel)
(10.1942) - (12.1942) no appointment listed
01.12.1942 - (02.)1944 HMIS Hooghly (RN base, Calcutta)
29.02.1944 - (04.)1945 HMS Bihar (minesweeper)
(07.1945) - (10.1945) HMIS Hooghly (RN base, Calcutta) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Powell,
Leonard Arthur
L.A. Powell
23.09.1914
-
09.2000
Chichester district, Sussex
T/Paym.S.Lt. 13.05.1941
T/Paym.Lt. 13.05.1942
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 1944?, seniority 13.05.1942
(10.1942) - (12.1942) no appointment listed
01.12.1942 - (02.1944) Headquarters Staff, Naval Headquarters, Royal Indian Navy
(04.1944) - (01.1945) no appointment listed
(04.1945) - (04.1946) HMIS India *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Pritchard-Davies,
Anthony Raymond Southwell
"Tony"
A.R.S. Pritchard-Davies
Son of ... Pritchard-Davies, and ... Southwell.
Married; ... children (one daughter?).
(06?).1920
Wandsworth district, Greater London
-

Burford, Oxfordshire
T/S.Lt.
17.04.1941
T/Lt.
17.10.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
(12.1941)
 
 
no appointment listed
(10.1944)
-
(04.1946)
HMI HDML 1115 (harbour defence motor launch) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Purchase,
Warwick Stuart Etherington
W.S.E. Purchase
Son of ... Purchase, and ... Squibb.
Married Julia Rees; two daughters, one son.
21.05.1923
Grantham district, Leicestershire / Lincolnshire
-
26.07.2007
T/S.Lt.
12.08.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
29.02.1944
-
(10.1944)
HMIS Circars (RIN base, Vizagapatam)
05.04.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMI ML 439 (motor launch)
Chartered Surveyor and Chartered Land Agent.

    
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Ray,
Ram Mohan
R.M. Ray (Photo courtesy of Ms Roma Ray)
27.11.1912
-
12.01.1989
T/S.Lt. 01.05.1941
T/Paym.S.Lt. 25.11.1941, seniority 01.05.1941
T/Paym.Lt. 01.05.1942
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 1944?, seniority 01.05.1942
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.) 30.09.1944
Education: PhD.
(10.1942) - (06.1943) no appointment listed
22.07.1943 - (02.)1944 HMIS Monze (RIN base, Karachi)
(04.1944)     HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay) *
(06.1944)     no appointment listed
08.07.1944 - (10.1945) HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay) (for depot)
31.07.1945     placed at the disposal of the Department of Labour
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Read,
Brian Thomas
B.T. Read
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
29.05.1917
Westhampnett district, Hampshire
-
T/Paym.S.Lt. 01.12.1942
T/Paym.Lt. = T/Lt. (S) 01.10.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
15.01.1943 - (02.)1944 HMIS Hamla (HQ Landing Craft Wing, Varsova)
06.03.1944 - (10.1944) HMIS Sonavati (escort ship)
(01.1945) - (10.1945) HMIS Sonavati (escort ship) *
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Riddell,
Robert Vardy
"Jimmy"
R.V. Riddle
c. 1919 ?
-
Prob. T/S.Lt. (E)
12.05.1943
T/Lt. (E)
21.02.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
(07.1945)


HMS Salsette (Combined Operations base, Bombay) *
(04.1946)


HMS Saunders (Combined Operations base, Kabret, Egypt) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Rigby,
John Cecil
J.C. Rigby
Married; one son.
09.07.1907
Market Deeping, Bourne district, Lincolnshire
-
1958 ?
Manchester district, Lancashire ?
Midsh. RNVR 06.12.1926
A/S.Lt. RNVR 19.12.1928
S.Lt. RNVR 09.07.1930, seniority 19.12.1929
Lt. RNVR 19.12.1931 (reld)
Prob. Lt. 05.06.1939
Lt.Cdr. 05.06.1943
A/Cdr. < 10.1944
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration VD < 04.1946 -
In business in the cotton industry in India before and after the war.
1926 - 1937 served RNVR (Mersey Division, later London Division)
21.01.1940 - (03.)1940 First Lieutenant, HMIS Ramdas (auxiliary patrol vessel)
22.03.1940 - (02.)1941 HMIS Netravati (auxiliary patrol vessel)
(12.1941)     HMIS Netravati (auxiliary patrol vessel) *
(10.1944)     HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay) *
(01.1945) - (07.1945) India [not shown as vessel/base]
? - (04.1946) Executive Officer, HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay) [date of appointment given as 31.12.1940]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Ross,
John Eric
J.E. Ross
Son (with two brothers and one sister) of ...
Brother of Lt. Herbert Wallace Ross, The Black Watch.
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
14.12.1921
-
08.1979
S.Lt. 15.12.1942
T/Lt. 26.11.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
15.12.1942 - (08.)1943 HMIS Chandbali (auxiliary patrol trawler)
09.08.1943 - (10.1945) HMIS Berar (Basset class minesweeping trawler)
(04.1946)     HMIS Hira (Lal class patrol vessel) *
His son writes: "Served Royal Sussex Regiment, Officer Training Corps, Gurkhas, then RINVR."
* indexed, but not listed as such
    
 
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Sargeant,
Vivian Laurence
V.L. Sargeant
05.04.1906
Edmonton district, Essex
-
01.1986
North Walsham district, Norfolk
T/Lt.
24.08.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
31.03.1944
(02.1941)


HMS Falcon (river gunboat) *
07.09.1943
-
(08.1944)
First Lieutenant, HMS Vindex (escort carrier)
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
07.03.1945
-
(04.1946)
Sea Transport Establishment, Naval Base Calcutta [HMIS Hooghly]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Scriven,
Ralph Percival
R.P. Scriven
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
01.10.1912
-
?
Prob. T/Lt. 22.02.1943
1945?, seniority 22.07.1941 (reld > 04.1946)
(08.1943) - (10.1943) HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay) *
(12.1943) - (06.1944) HMIS Hooghly (RN base, Calcutta) *
16.09.1944 - (04.1946) HMIS Monze (RIN base, Karachi)
His son writes: "He served out of Rangoon Burma 1942? After the Japanese invasion he walked the Burma trek & joined the Royal Indian Army & was seconded to the theatre of war north of Karachi."
Scurr,
Wilfrid Langley
W.L. Scurr (Photo courtesy of Mr Colin Scurr)
Son of Capt. Thomas William Scurr (1871-1948), and Beatrice Mary Brewis (1881-1961).
Married (31.05.1941, Calcutta, India) Eileen Lucy Hester (08.05.1915 - 03.1995), daughter of Sidney Herbert Hester (1877-1965), and Lucy Howe (1882-1941); two sons.
26.01.1909
Sunderland, Co. Durham / Tyne and Wear
-
01.1980
Salisbury district, Wiltshire
T/Lt. 01.09.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. 31.03.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
02.08.1941 - (08.)1942 HMIS Victoria Marie (auxiliary patrol vessel)
(10.1942) - (02.1943) HMIS Victoria Marie (auxiliary patrol vessel) *
02.1943 - (06.)1944 HMIS Venduruthi (RIN base, Cochin)
05.08.1944 - 10.09.1944 HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay)
11.09.1944 - (04.1946) Commanding Officer, HMIS Bengal (minesweeping sloop)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Seabrooke-Spencer,
Frederick John
R.K. Scott
Married; at least one son.
02.11.1908
-
23.08.2004
Pyrford, Surrey Northern district, Surrey
Prob. T/Lt. (S)
27.05.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
(07.1945)
-
(04.1946)
no appointment listed
Chartered accountant & company secretary.
Shroff,
Soli Rustom
S.R. Shroff (Photo courtesy of Mr Les Best)
?
-
 
T/Lt. 10.08.1941
14.08.1941 - (08.1942) HMIS Kalavati (auxiliary minesweeper)
 
Stewart,
Hugh Harvie
H.H. Stewart
Married (14.10.1944, Bombay Cathedral) Sheila Norma Dare.
11.07.1911
-
23.06.2000

T/Lt.
08.09.1942 (reld 1946/47)
(07.1945)


HMIS Patunga (RIN local naval defence base, Chittagong) *
19.02.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMIS Circars (RIN base, Vizagapatam)
?
-
?
HMIS Cheetah (RIN Coastal Forces base, Bombay)
* indexed, but not listed as such (possibly appointment before HMIS Circars)
Storer,
Henry Maurice
H.M. Storer

Son of Henry Samuel Storer, and Alfreda Evelyn Dee, of St. Margarets, Twickenham, Middlesex.
(03?).1919
Richmond district, Surrey
-
06.01.1944
[age 24]
[Calcutta (Bhowanipore)  Cemetery, India, plot L, grave 117]
T/S.Lt.
24.04.1941
T/Lt.
?
Education: Christ's Hospital public school (1929-1935).
Officer of Customs and Excise, customs and Excise Department, 06.02.1939.
(12.1941)
 
 
no appointment listed
01.12.1942
-
06.01.1944
HMIS Sonavati (escort ship) [his ship caught fire (ship was not destroyed, nor did sink), but he died from inhaling poisonous fumes]
Stradwick,
Douglas Joseph
D.J. Stradwick
Son of Frank Joseph Stradwick (1870-1945).
21.08.1908
Hornchurch, Romford district, Essex
-
12.1994
Crawley, West Sussex
T/Lt. 01.03.1941
(10.1944) - (04.1946) HMIS Hamla (HQ, Landing Craft Wing, Versova) *
Tea planter in Bombay, India.
* indexed, but not listed as such

 
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Tait,
Gordon Turron
G.T. Tait
?
-
Prob. T/Lt.
16.07.1940
T/Lt.
1942?, seniority 16.07.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
< 07.1945
12.03.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay) (additional)
(08.1942)


HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay) *
01.09.1944
-
(07.)1945
HMIS Rajputana (Bangor class minesweeper)
23.08.1945
-
(04.1946)
Commanding Officer, HMIS Oudh (Bangor class minesweeper)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Turner,
Peter Ernest
see: RNVR officers section  

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Vickers,
Alfred Dudley
G.T. Tait
Son of ... Vickers, and ... Bromby.
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
24.06.1912
Beverley district, East Riding of Yorkshire
-
03.1991
Hitchin district, Hertfordshire
T/Lt. 02.09.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 07.1945, < 04.1946
Commendation Comdn 13.02.1945 fire at Bombay Docks 04.44
29.10.1940 - (12.)1942 HMIS Hiravati (auxiliary patrol vessel)
01.12.1942 - (10.1944) HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay) (for Versova Training Establishment)
(01.1945) - (07.1945) HMIS Akbar (RIN training establishment, Bombay) *
(04.1946)     HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) *
* indexed, but not listed as such

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Webb,
John Urquhart
J.U. Webb
(12?).1904
Exeter district, Devon
-
(03?).1959
Weston-Super-Mare district, Somerset
T/Lt. 06.09.1940 (reld > 04.1946)
19.04.1927 - 06.02.1929 2nd Lieutenant, Army in India Reserve of Officers
11.03.1941 - (12.1941) HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay) (additional)
(08.1942)     HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay) *
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Wilcock,
Raynor
R. Wilcock
Son of ... Wilcock, and ... Howard.
Married ((09?).1942, Sheffield district, Yorkshire) Mary Dixon.
30.11.1918
Leigh district, Lancashire
-
31.07.1948
[age 29]
T/S.Lt. RNVR 14.05.1942
T/S.Lt. 1943?, seniority 14.05.1942
T/Lt. 30.11.1943
Lt. RN 25.04.1947, seniority 07.05.1944
14.05.1942     commissioned, RNVR
(08.1942)     no appointment listed
1943?     transferred, RINVR
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
(04.1946)     HMIS Feroze (RIN officers' demobilisation centre, Bombay) *
25.04.1947     transferred, RN
30.06.1947 - 31.07.1948 Commanding Officer, HMS Offa (destroyer)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Williamson,
Henry Brainerd McIlree
H.B.M. Williamson (Photo courtesy of Terry Williamson)
17.01.1910
Kandy, Ceylon
-
11.01.1957
Ceylon
Prob. T/Lt. 28.10.1940
T/Lt. 28.04.1941, seniority 28.10.1940 (reld 19.12.1945)
Cadet, HMS Conway, 1924-1926. Sea service, Merchant Navy, 1927-1930.
28.10.1940     commissioned, RINVR (Colombo)
31.10.1940 - 03.11.1940 Depot, Bombay (additional)
04.11.1940 - 21.11.1940 HMIS Dipavati (auxiliary patrol vessel) (additional)
22.11.1940 - 03.03.1941 Depot, Bombay (additional)
06.03.1941 - 22.06.1941 HMIS Satyavati (auxiliary patrol vessel) (Karachi)
23.06.1941 - 31.07.1941 Naval Control Service duty
01.08.1941 - 09.11.1941 HMIS Satyavati (auxiliary patrol vessel) (Karachi) (13-20.08.1941 & 02-05.10.1941 sick)
10.11.1941 - 16.12.1941 service with Naval Control Service Officer, Karachi (temporary)
18.12.1941 - 19.12.1941 HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay) (additional)
20.12.1941 - 21.01.1942 Commanding Officer, HMIS Ramdas (auxiliary patrol vessel)
22.01.1942 - 20.02.1942 Commanding Officer, HMIS Satyavati (auxiliary patrol vessel)
21.02.1942 - 18.04.1942 Naval Control Service duties under Naval Officer-in-Charge, Karachi [HMIS Monze (RIN base, Karachi)]
19.04.1942 - 27.05.1942 Commanding Officer, HMIS Hiravati (auxiliary patrol vessel) (temporary)
29.05.1942 - 06.06.1942 HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay) (additional) (Bombay)
08.06.1942   07.12.1942 Executive Officer, HMIS Kalavati (auxiliary minesweeper) (Calcutta) (30 days' war leave 22.07-20.08.1942)
08.12.1942 - 12.07.1943 Executive Officer, HMIS Victoria Marie (auxiliary patrol vessel) (30 days' war leave 28.03-26.04.1943)
13.07.1943 - 11.08.1943 Commanding Officer, HMIS Chandbali (auxiliary patrol trawler)
12.08.1943 - 20.08.1943 Commanding Officer, HMIS Madura (armed trawler)
21.08.1943 - 18.10.1943 Commanding Officer, HMIS Chandbali (auxiliary patrol trawler)
19.10.1943 - 16.03.1944 Commanding Officer, HMIS Rukmavati (auxiliary patrol vessel)
17.03.1944 - 21.06.1944 HMIS Nautilus (auxiliary minesweeping trawler)
08.05.1944 - 11.05.1944 Executive Officer, HMIS Kumaon (minesweeping sloop) (temporary)
22.06.1944 - 21.01.1945 Commanding Officer, HMIS Satyavati (auxiliary patrol vessel) (31 days' war leave 23.12.1944-21.01.1945)
22.01.1945 - 24.01.1945 HMIS Feroze (RIN officers' demobilisation centre, Bombay) (additional) (Madras)
25.01.1945 - 02.03.1945 HMIS Ramdas (auxiliary patrol vessel)
03.03.1945 - 08.03.1945 Commanding Officer, HMIS Ramdas (auxiliary patrol vessel)
09.03.1945 - 19.12.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Bihar (minesweeper)
Rubber planting, Ceylon, 01.1946-01.1957.
Wilson,
Alan Leslie
A.L. Wilson
?
-
10.1976
T/El.Lt. 25.03.1942
T/A/El.Lt.Cdr. > 01.1945, < 04.1945
(12.1942) - (10.1943) no appointment listed
(12.1943)     HMIS Hooghly (RN base, Calcutta) *
01.02.1944 - (06.)1944 HMIS Hooghly (RN base, Calcutta)
30.09.1944 - (07.1945) HMIS Hooghly (RN base, Calcutta)
01.09.1945 - (04.1946) HMIS Feroze (RIN officers' demobilisation centre, Bombay)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Worth,
Frank Gordon
F.G. Worth
Married ...; ... children (one daughter?).
03.1925
Bombay, India
-
T/A/S.Lt. 14.09.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
(07.1945) - (10.1945) no appointment listed
      ran the Royal Indian Naval Operational Film Unit
    
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Yates,
John William Patrick
J.W.P. Yates
Son of Wiliam Yates, and May Lilian Rich.
Married (10.05.1947, Canterbury district, Kent) Kathleen Margaret Tritton; two sons, one daughter.
19.03.1923
Greenwich district, London
-
18.12.2017
T/A/S.Lt. 19.03.1943
T/S.Lt. 1943?, seniority 19.03.1943
31.05.1943 - (10.)1943 HMS Berwick (Kent class cruiser)
13.10.1943 - (10.)1945 HMIS Cauvery (modified Black Swan class sloop)
17.10.1945 - (04.1946) HMIS Berar (Basset class minesweeping trawler)
A son writes: "He joined the Royal Navy at Chatham in 1941 as an Able Seaman in Coastal Defences. (His Father was a PO Engineer in the Dover Patrol in the First World War and saw action in the Zeebrugge and Ostend raids for which he was Mentioned in Despatches). John progressed on to Officer Training at Greenwich and at HMS King Alfred, Hove (for gunnery training) before transferring to the RIN. He was one of the commissioning crew for HMIS Cauvery which they took from the Clyde to join the fleet in the Indian Ocean."
Yazdani,
Sheikh Ghulam
S.G. Yazdani
?
-
T/S.Lt. 30.11.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
(04.1944) - (06.1944) HMIS Dalhousie (RIN depot, Bombay) *
29.06.1944 - (01.)1945 HMIS Berar (minesweeping trawler)
(07.1945) - (04.1946) HMIS Berar (minesweeping trawler) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Young,
George Vaughan Chichester
G.V.C. Young
Son of Henry Crofton Young (1867-1934), and Frances Edith Hart (1888-1976).
Cousin of Capt. Richard Hart Garstin, RIN.
Married 1st (01.07.1949) Diana Roach Pearson (16.10.1925-21.12.1992) (divorced 1988), daughter of Alan Roach Pearson and Clara Mabel Young.; two sons, one daughter.
Married 2nd (10.10.1989, Peel, Isle of Man) Johanna Wilhelmina 'Hanneke' Tammel (born 13.03.1947), daughter of Hendrik Jan Teunis Tammel and Henriette Jeanette Verhoeven.
18.08.1921
Limavady, nr Londonderrry, Northern Ireland
-
04.09.2005
Peel, Isle of Man
T/A/S.Lt.
21.05.1942
T/S.Lt.
1943?, seniority 21.05.1942 *
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) OBE
11.06.1966
HM's birthday 66: as Regional Legal Draftsman and Reprint Commissioner, Malaysia

* appointment certificate by Governor General of India (Field Marshal Sir Archibald Wavell) dated 10.04.1946 gives seniority as 18.08.1942:

Courtesy of Mrs Hanneke Young-Tammel

Education: Cabin Hill (1932-1934); Campbell College (1934-04.1939); Law Preliminary Exam (04.1939); Law Intermediate Exam (06.1940); Law first part final (09.1940); Law final (solicitors) (09.1946)
1941


enlisted RNVR (served on the 'Atlantic Run' convoys)
(08.1942)
 
 
no appointment listed
09.1942


transferred RINVR
1942
-
1943
HMIS Baluchistan (minesweeper)
1943
-
1944
King's Messenger, Fleet Mail Office, Bombay [HMIS Dalhousie?]
(10.)1944
-
(07.)1945
HMS Beacon (launch) (Persian Gulf & Rangoon)
1945
-
1945
HMS Kedah (accommodation/HQ ship) (Calcutta to Singapore)
1945
-
1946
HMIS Kalavati (auxiliary minesweeper) (Indian mutiny 03.1946)
Treasury Solicitors department London 1946/47, Gold Coast 1947/55, Sarawak & Brunei 1955/65, Legislative Draftsman (Belfast) 1965/73, Senior Legislative Draftsman, Isle of Man 1973/1980.
Published: Subject guide to, and chronological table of, the subordinate legislation of the United Kingdom having effect in the Isle of Man at the beginning of 1976, 1865-1975 (1978); Now through a glass darkly :The history of the Isle of Man under the Norse (1981); A brief history of the Isle of Man (1983);
Pilgrim Myles Standish : first Manx-American (1984); Foroysk-Ensk orthabok = Faroese-English dictionary : with Faroese folk-lore and proverbs and a section by Professor W.B. Lockwood on Faroese pronunciation (with Cynthia R. Clewer; 1985), etc. etc.
Young,
Peter Shirley Reay
P.S.R. Young
Son of Lt.Col. Percival Reay Young, an Indian Government railway official, who changed his last name from Young to Reay-Young by deed poll of 15.11.1946. From then on the son was also known as:
Reay-Young, P.S.
Married 1st (1946); one son, three daughters.
Married 2nd (1977); one daughter.
27.10.1924
Asansol, India
-
T/Midsh.
02.1943
T/A/S.Lt.
13.05.1944
T/S.Lt.
21.04.1945 (reld 23.02.1946)
Education: Medical training at Cambridge University and St.Thomas's Hospital, London (MB)
02.1943


joined RINVR (theoretical training in Bombay; practical training on HMS Albatross)
1943


posted to Combined Operations and trained as Communications Officer
1943


Combined Operations Supply and Maintenance Officer, Calcutta
1944


attached to No. 5 Combined Operations Bombardment Unit (COBU), Royal Artillery
1944


attached to 16th Field Regiment Royal Artillery in Burma for assault training
1944


appointed Squadron Communications Officer of No.1 RIN Landing Craft Wing
1944


HMS Dundonald II (Combined Operations training establishment, Troon, Scotland) (for Combined Operations Training)



posted with Landing Craft Wing to Kabrit for work-up [HMS Saunders (Combined Operations base, Kabret, Egypt)] *
?
-
23.02.1946
With end of war posted to HMIS Clive as Communications Officer and involved in Naval Mutiny
Surgeon in Bahrain, Adelaide and Port Moresby; Radiation Oncologist in Papua New Guinea and Sydney. Lawyer (Non-practising). Retired since 1985.

* (04.1946) still indexed, but no longer listed as such
       
    
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