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Daniel, G.R.
to
Dutton, C.L.

 
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Daniel,
Griffith Rowland
G.R. Daniel
Son of ... Daniel, and ... Williams.
Married (20.06.1945, St Peter's Church, Pimperne, Blandford district, Dorset) Rachel E.Taylor; ... children (one daughter?).
20.06.1918
Neath district, Wales
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T/2nd Lt. 08.04.1940
T/Lt. 08.10.1940
T/A/Capt. 15.10.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
(10.1940) - (02.)1941 23rd Light Battery, No. 2 RM Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RM Group Mobile Naval Base Defence Organization (1) [captured in Crete]
1941 - 1945 POW in German captivity (Oflag VIIB, Eichstätt)
1945? - (04.1946) attached, HQ Training Groups, RM, Devon
Davis,
Peter George
"Pug"
P.G. Davis
Second son of Capt. Solomon A. "Solly" Davis, MC, 4th London Regiment, and Iris Marjorie Pinto, of 70 Canfield Gardens, London NW6.
Married ((12?).1952, St Marylebone district, London) Janet Rowson, only daughter of Mr & Mrs Harry Rowson, of London; two sons.

09.12.1923
Paddington, West London
-
18.08.2011
Mne. ? [CH/X 107528]
T/2nd Lt. 1943?
A/T/Lt. 28.03.1944, seniority 10.02.1944
T/Lt. 03.03.1944
Lt. 1946/47?, seniority 03.07.1944
Capt. 03.07.1952
Maj. 30.06.1960
local Lt.Col. 03.08.1961-08.09.1962,
13.05.1968-29.06.1968
Lt.Col. 30.06.1968 (retd 09.12.1971)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 13.03.1945 Commando operations & rescue Dalmatia (Adriatic) 06.44 [investiture 22.06.45]
Education: Highgate School, London (09.1937-11.1941).
14.11.1943 - (01.)1945 HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
(1944)     561st LCA Flotilla (DSC)
? - (07.1945) RM Boom Patrol Defence Unit
? - (04.1946) Officer Cadet Training Unit RM
1947 - (05.1949) Officer Commanding, RM Boom Patrol Detachment
(05.1950)     HMS Royal Prince (RN parent ship, Krefeld, Germany) *
20.05.1952 - (07.1954) 42 Commando RM (3rd Commando Brigade RM)
(04.1955) - (01.1956) Amphibious School RM
? - (01.)1957 RM Barracks, Eastney
25.02.1957 - (01.)1959 Staff RM Officer & Staff Officer (Intelligence) on staff of Flag Officer Aircraft Carriers [HMS Eagle]
29.06.1959 - (07.1961) Officer Commanding, Special Boat Company, Joint Services Amphibious Warfare Centre (Poole, Dorset)
1961 - ? HMS Saker (for duty with British Defence Staffs)
? - (02.1963) 40 Commando RM
? - (02.1964) Plymouth Group RM
? - (02.)1968 Amphibious Training Unit RM
13.05.1968 - (02.1969) Training Wing (RN, RM & USMC), Joint Warfare Establishment
? - (08.1971) RM Barracks, Eastney 
Day,
Jeremy John
J.J. Day
09.10.1921
-
12.2004 still alive
2nd Lt.
01.01.1940
Lt.
14.06.1941
A/Capt.
17.07.1944-29.10.1944,
20.12.1944-(01.1946)
Capt.
14.06.1949
Maj.
30.06.1957
Lt.Col.
30.06.1962
Col.
31.12.1966 (retd 09.10.1971)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
13.06.1970
HM's birthday 70
Mentioned in Despatches MID
19.10.1951
Malaya 51
(04.1940)
-
(02.1941)
course for Probationary Second Lieutenant, RM, Portsmouth
03.09.1941
-
(10.)1943
HMS Warspite (battleship)
(12.1943)


RM Training Group, Dalditch
(04.1944)


Depôt RM, Deal
16.04.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
(04.1946)
-
(07.1948)
School of Signals, Royal Marines
(05.1950)
-
(1951)
HQ 3rd Commando Brigade RM (Malaya)
09.02.1953
-
(01.1956)
General Staff Officer, 3rd grade (GSO3) (SD), General Staff, HQ Staff, Royal Marines (London)
05.10.1959
-
(07.1961)
HMS President (for duty with the Ministry of Defence)
26.11.1962
-
(02.1963)
Second-in-Command, Infantry Training Centre, Royal Marines
(02.1968)


Drafting, Pay and Records Office, Royal Marines
27.01.1969
-
(02.1969)
"A" Staff, Commandant General Royal Marines, Navy Department
30.03.1970
-
09.10.1971
also: RM ADC to the Queen
De'Ath,
Ian Dudley
I.D. De'Ath (Photo courtesy of Mr Terence Maton) I.D. De'Ath (Photo courtesy of Mr Terence Maton)

Son of Col. George Dudley De'Ath, OBE, MC (1893-), Royal Engineers, and Eileen Mabel "Dan" Clarke-Morris.
Married (26.06.1947, St Mary Abbot's Church, Kensington, London) Patric "Pat" King-Smith, second daughter of Capt. W. King-Smith and Mrs King-Smith, of Buenos Aires and Eastbourne; one son, one daughter.
07.10.1918
Farnborough, Hampshire
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01.02.1960
RN Hospital, Plymouth
[Weston Mill Cemetery, Plymouth, Devon, grave 3770]
Prob. 2nd Lt. 01.01.1937
Lt. 01.02.1939
A/Capt. 18.03.1941-25.10.1942
Capt. 31.08.1946
A/Maj.. 26.10.1942-18.04.1945,
26.10.1945-(10.1946)
Maj.. 31.12.1952
A/Lt.Col. 19.04.1945-(07.1945)
local Lt.Col. 01.12.1958-(01.1959)
Distinguished Service Order DSO 23.02.1940 Battle of the River Plate [investiture 23.02.1940] *
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 18.09.1945 Operation Roast (military operations in Italy 1 & 2-4 Apr 1945)
Mentioned in Despatches MID 29.01.1957 Cyprus (since 01.07.1956)
Mentioned in Despatches MID 30.09.1958 Cyprus (01.1958-06.1958)
* Who, in charge of a Turret when an 11-inch shell passed through the working chamber below, went at once to the hatch, which had been blown open and was giving out sparks and smoke, to find out the damage. He gave the orders needed to ensure the safety of ammunition and at once did what he could to bring the Turret into action again. He set a fine example of courage and presence of mind.
Education: St Michaels, Uckfield, Sussex; Wellington College, Berkshire.
01.01.1937 - (05.)1937 Plymouth Division RM
(07.)1937 - (01.)1938 Portsmouth Division RM
(02.)1938 - (03.)1938 Chatham Division RM
(06.)1938 - (09.)1938 Portsmouth Division RM
1938 - (10.)1938 Plymouth Division RM
(12.)1938 - (02.)1939 RM Depot Deal
16.02.1939 - (05.)1940 HMS Ajax (Leander class cruiser) (DSO)
1940 - (06.)1940 Plymouth Division RM
(08.)1940 - (08.)1941 RM Reserve Depot Exton
(10.)1941) - (06.)1942 RM Military School
1942 - (08.)1942 RM Divisional Artillery
1942 - (10.)1942 Battery Commander, 1st Anti-Aircraft/Anti-Tank Battery, 101st RM Brigade Artillery
26.10.1942 - (08.)1943 Second-in-Command, HQ RM Field Regiment, RM Divisional Artillery
1943 - (10.)1943 Divisional Holding Unit RM
1943 - (12.1943) RM Holding Commando
? - (02.)1944 SS Grays [ = Special Service, Grays... ??]
(04.)1944 - 26.06.1944 General Staff Officer, grade 2 (GSO2) (L), HQ Special Service Group RM
27.06.1944 - (10.1944) Second-in-Command, 45th RM Commando
(01.1945) - 04.1945 Brigade Major, HQ 2nd Commando Brigade (Italy) (MBE)
19.04.1945 - (07.)1945 Commanding Officer, 40th RM Commando
07.1945 - 12.1945 Commanding Officer, 45th RM Commando
(01.1946)     Commando Holding Unit
(10.1946)     no appointment listed
? - (10.1947) Commando School RM
(07.1948) - (05.)1950 Chatham Division RM
19.06.1950 - (05.1952) on staff of Commodore-in-Charge, Hong Kong [HMS Tamar]
(05.1953) - (07.)1954 Small Arms School RM
18.09.1954 - (01.)1957 Second-in-Command, 45 Commando RM (3 Commando Brigade RM) (despatches)
01.10.1957 - (01.1958) staff of Flag Officer, Middle East [HMS Aphrodite] (despatches)
05.01.1959 - 05.1959 Commanding Officer, 42 Commando RM (3 Commando Brigade RM)
(01.1960) - 01.02.1960 RM Barracks Stonehouse [Plymouth Division RM]
de Berry,
Hubert Arthur Phayre
H.A.P. de Berry (Photo courtesy of Mr Dominic Walsh)
(03?).1898
Bedford, Bedfordshire
-
22.06.1974
Southsea, Hampshire
A/Lt.
?
Capt.
16.10.1921 (retd 13.01.1938; under Order in Council 21.04.1922)
A/Maj.
31.07.1943
Mentioned in Despatches MID
23.07.1918
Zeebrugge raid 22/23.04.18
 
20.09.1916


transferred to RM Light Infantry (RMLI)
(04.1918)


OC No. 7 Platoon RMLI (Zeebrugge raid 22/23/04.18)
09.11.1921
-
(08.1923)
HMS Dunedin (light cruiser)
10.10.1924
-
(05.1926)
HMS Hawkins (cruiser) (China) *
04.09.1928
-
(02.1931)
HMS Emerald (cruiser) (East Indies)
06.10.1931
-
(09.)1932
HMS Norfolk (cruiser) (Home Fleet)
14.11.1932
-
(01.1934)
HMS Berwick (cruiser) (China)
(07.1935)
-
(02.1936)
Chatham Division, RM
02.09.1936
-
(07.1937)
HMS Resolution (battleship) (Home Fleet)
?
-
(04.1940)
2nd RM Battalion, RM Brigade
?
-
(02.1941)
2nd RM Battalion, 102nd RM Brigade
?
-
(12.1941)
Company Commander No. 2 Company, Royal Marine Division Reinforcement Depot (Hayling Island)
(08.1942)
-
(02.1943)
104th RM Brigade
(06.1943)
-
(12.1943)
RM Training Group Dalditch
(04.1944)
-
(07.1945)
RM Training Group Wales (Gibraltar Camp, Llanegryn, Towyn)
?
-
(07.1945)
Second-in-Command, RM Commando (Training) Unit
* (07.1927) still indexed, but no longer listed as such
Denny,
Harold Mott
H.M. Denny
Son of Frederick Denny, and Marie Elizabeth Mott.
Married (15.04.1944) Esme Webb.
24.05.1912
Brighton, Steyning district, Sussex
-
18.10.1996
Johannesburg, South Africa
T/2nd Lt.
24.08.1941
T/Lt.
24.02.1942
T/A/Capt.
24.02.1945 (reld < 04.1946)



joined RM (initially stationed at Eastney, being attached to the Portsmouth Division RM)



served in Egypt, Ceylon & NW Europe
(12.1941)
-
(04.)1944
Air Defence Brigade, Mobile Naval Base Defence Organization (1) (initially with the Brigade staff, later possibly with 1st RM Anti-Aircraft Regiment)
(06.)1944)
-
(07.1945)
Anti-Aircraft Operations Room, 5th RM Anti-Aircraft Brigade
Dickie,
Matthew
M. Dickie (Photo courtesy of Mrs Anne Morrison)
06.07.1923
Saltcoats, Ayrshire, Scotland
-
24.08.1999
Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland
Cpl. ? [CH/X 108533]
T/2nd Lt. 06.12.1943
T/Lt. 06.05.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
23.05.1943     joined RM (Lympstone)
? - (12.)1943 RM Depot, Deal
05.12.1943 - (01.)1945 HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty) (mainly Mediterranean [Messina])
1945 - (07.)1945 RM Reinforcement Holding Unit
25.07.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
Dillon,
John Desmond
J.D. Dillon (Photo courtesy of Mr Terence Maton) 
24.03.1921
-
17.10.1988
Norton Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, Hampshire
2nd Lt. 01.09.1939
Lt. 16.02.1941
Capt. 16.02.1949
Maj. 31.12.1956 (retd 01.01.1967; own request)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 23.05.1952 Korea [HMS Kenya] [investiture 24.02.1953]
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) RM Holding Commando
... - ... ...
Dimond,
Ernest Alfred
E.A. Dimond (Photo courtesy of Mr Dominic Walsh)
E.A. Dimond (Photo courtesy of Mr Dominic Walsh)
Married (11.11.1911) Agnes Elizabeth ... (1881-1957).
Residence: (1929) Harlesdon, (1932) Mitcham.
12.08.1890
Landport, Portsmouth, Hampshire
-
24.09.1950
Stepney, Greater London, Middlesex
Private
13.01.1908
Corporal
25.04.1913
Sergeant
12.08.1917
Colour Sergeant
09.12.1923 (retd 11.08.1929) (re-activated 03.11.1939)
T/Superintending Clerk
30.03.1942
T/Lt. (Quartermaster)
10.01.1943
A/T/Capt. (QM)
05.05.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
1914-1915 Star 14|15 St
19.09.1920
?
British War Medal 1914-20 BWM 14|20
22.04.1921
?
Victory Medal VM
22.04.1921
?
Defence Medal Def M
?
?
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45
?
?
1939-1945 Star 39-45 St
?
?
France & Germany Star Fr&Ge St
?
?
Africa Star Afr St
?
?
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal LSGC
21.10.1923
?
12.01.1908


enlisted Royal Marines, Gosport
13.01.1908
-
16.12.1908
RM Regimental Depot, Deal
17.12.1908
-
31.10.1909
Portsmouth Division, RM
01.11.1909
-
30.10.1911
HMS Venerable (battleship)
31.10.1911
-
12.07.1914
Portsmouth Division, RM
13.07.1914
-
24.07.1914
HMS Good Hope (cruiser)
25.07.1914
-
27.07.1914
Portsmouth Division, RM
28.07.1914
-
17.03.1915
HMS Irresistible (battleship) (sunk at the Dardanelles by a mine)
18.03.1915
-
19.03.1915
HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship)
20.03.1915
-
27.03.1915
HMS Blenheim (cruiser)
28.03.1915
-
16.09.1915
HMS Ark Royal (aircraft carrier)
17.09.1915
-
12.10.1916
HMS Europa (cruiser)
13.10.1916
-
16.09.1917
HMS Forward (cruiser)
17.09.1917
-
15.07.1918
Portsmouth Division, RM [8 Platoon RM Light Infantry at HMS Vindictive (Zeebrugge raid, 22/23.04.1918)]
16.07.1918
-
04.05.1923
[E.L. ?] Deal
05.05.1923
-
08.06.1923
Portsmouth Division, RM
09.06.1923
-
11.05.1924
HMS Barham (battleship)
12.05.1924
-
29.09.1924
Portsmouth Division, RM
30.09.1924
-
11.08.1929
RM Depot, Deal
28.09.1938
-
03.10.1938
mobilized Portsmouth Division, RM (Sudetenland emergency)
03.11.1939
-
09.01.1940
Portsmouth Division, RM
10.01.1940
-
19.08.1940
RM Depot, Deal
20.08.1940
-
17.07.1941
Portsmouth Division, RM
18.07.1941
-
(08.1942)
Home Base Ledger Office, RM
(02.1943)
-
(06.1944)
RM Group Mobile Naval Base Defence Organization (MNBDO) (2)
?
-
(07.1945)
General HQ, 2nd Echelon, 21st Army Group [borne on Portsmouth Division, RM]
Donald,
Frederick George Gordon
F.G.G. Donald
Married (14.08.1932, Willesden district, Middlesex) Kathleen N. Pearce; one daughter.
24.08.1904
Leyton, West Ham district, London
-
30.04.1982
Shaftesbury, North Dorset
T/2nd Lt. 26.03.1943
T/Lt. 26.09.1943 (reld 20.04.1946)
(06.1943) - (06.)1944 No. 1 Company, Mobile Naval Base Defence Organization 1 (MNBDO(1)) [Colombo, Ceylon?]
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
? - (01.1945) Chatham Division RM
(04.)1945 - (07.1945) Camp Commandant, 117th RM Infantry Brigade
Dutton,
Charles Llewelyn
C.L. Dutton C.L. Dutton

 
(12?).1922
Cardiff district, Glamorganshire
-
03.06.1944
[Belgrade War Cemetery, Yugoslavia, 9.C.3]
T/2nd Lt. 15.05.1942
T/Lt. 15.11.1942
25.05.1942 - 27.06.1942 Platoon Weapons Course, RM Division
1942 - (08.)1942 RM Divisional Artillery
... - ... ...
? - 03.06.1944 40 RM Commando
       
 
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