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Charles Collier
R.B. Parry
(09?).1900
Maldon district, Essex
-
(12?).1961
Liverpool North district, Lancashire
T/Lt. 12.09.1939
T/A/Lt.Cdr. 16.02.1940
T/A/Cdr. 27.12.1944?
Mention in Despatches MID 05.12.1944 shuttle service to France
12.09.1939 - (02.)1941 HMS Carnarvon Castle (armed merchant cruiser)
06.02.1941 - (08.1942) HMS Carnarvon Castle (armed merchant cruiser)
06.1943 - (10.)1944 Commanding Officer, HM LST 367 (landing ship, tank)
27.12.1944 - (07.1945) Commanding Officer, HM LST 410 (landing ship, tank) & as Senior Officer, 2nd LST Flotilla
Palmer,
Alfred Brian
"Pedlar"
A.B. Palmer
Son of Joseph Palmer, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Married 1st (18.08.1947, Hong Kong; divorced) Caroline May Cooley, of Michigan, USA.
Married 2nd (1965) Jane McDonough.

27.03.1899
Sydney, NSW, Australia
-
04.07.1993
Clearwater, Pinellas, Florida, USA
T/Lt. 13.02.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. < 07.1945
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE 05.12.1944 attemped escapes from POW camps [award presented]

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 29.07.1941 Lighter X39 with inshore squadron with army in Egypt & Cyrenaica [investiture 12.12.44]
Royal Humane Society Medal in bronze RHSBr 1936 saving life at sea, Rangoon, Burma 29.04.35

Awarded a bronze medal by the Pope for devotion to duty while POW in Italy.

Education: Kogarah High School, NSW
Began career at sea in sailing ships, 1916.
1917     joined RN as a Cadet
1917 - 1918 served with the Grand Fleet
Joined Commonwealth Line, 1920. Passed BOT examinations, became Master Mariner, 1927. Left Australia in 1932 and took up residence in Shanghai. Joined Angus & Co. as marine surveyor. Held commission in Shanghai Volunteers S. Service, 1933-1939. Became expert rifle and pistol shot in this period.
1939     joined RNR
13.03.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Medway (submarine depot ship) (Mediterranean)
12.02.1941 - 22.11.1941 Commanding Officer, HMS Maria di Giovanni (schooner) [ship grounded west of Tobruk; captured]
11.1941 - (1944?) POW in Italian and German captivity (made numerous attempts to escape [once sentenced to death], and in one of these lost right arm
01.04.1945 - (07.1945) [Commanding Officer?], HMS Furneaux (RN depot, Brisbane)
02.1946 - (04.1946) HMS Tamar II (accounting base, Hong Kong)
MSC (USA), FRGS.
Marine Superintendent China Waterways Transport.
Published: The merchant ships of Cathay; Pedlar Palmer of Tobruk (with Mary E. Curtis; 1981; memoirs) [US ed.: The pirate of Tobruk : a sailor's life on the seven seas, 1916-1948 (1994)]
Parry,
Joseph Pierce
R.B. Parry
Married ((03?).1933, West Derby district, Lancashire) Catherine E. Riddell; ... children (one son, one daughter?).
24.12.1903
Liverpool, West Derby district, Lancashire
-
18.03.1980
Maghull, Merseyside, Bootle district, Lancashire
T/Lt. (E) 04.10.1939 (reld 07.04.1946)
      officer holding temporary commission under T.124X agreements
04.10.1939 - (10.)1940 HMS Ascania (armed merchant cruiser)
01.10.1940 - (10.)1942 HMS Ascania (armed merchant cruiser)
03.11.1942 - (12.1943) HMS Ravager (Archer class escort carrier)
21.01.1944 - (10.1945) HMS Chaser (Attacker class escort carrier)
Parry,
Robert Booth
R.B. Parry
?
-
Prob. T/Lt. 11.12.1939
T/Lt. 1940, seniority 11.12.1939
11.12.1939 - (04.)1940 HMS Flora (RN base, Invergordon)
25.05.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Bacchante (RN base, Aberdeen)
08.1941 - (06.)1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Toreador
03.07.1943 - (06.1944) First Lieutenant, HMS Ambitious (minesweeping depot ship)
? - (07.1945) HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon) *
? - (04.1946) HMS Sultan (RN base, Singapore) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Pate,
Eric Robert
E.R. Pate
(06?).1904
Lewisham district, Greater London / Kent / London
-
Prob. S.Lt. RNVR
05.01.1940
T/Lt.
05.04.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
03.07.1942? (reld < 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
23.03.1943
North Russian convoy 11.42 [investiture 15.02.44]
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1942
New Year 42
20.03.1940
-
(06.)1940
HMS Jasper (anti-submarine warfare trawler) [by June 1940 in command]
15.08.1940
-
(12.1941)
Commanding Officer, HMS Pirouette (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
03.07.1942
-
08.09.1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Cape Argona (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
15.03.1944
-
06.1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Morpeth Castle (corvette)
19.06.1945
-
(07.)1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Sardonyx (destroyer)
Paterson,
Charles Joseph

H.M. Clark
?
-
?
... ...
T/Midsh. 01.09.1944
... ...
Lt.Cdr. RN 01.02.1961 (retd 06.12.1971)
Education: Nautical College, Pangbourne.
... - ... ...
? - (10.1945) HMS Duke of York
... - ... ...
Paterson,
Harry Bell
E.R. Pate
Son of Harry Peter Paterson (1860-1950), and Mary Bell (1856-1944).
Married ((09?).1920, South Shields, Durham) Margaret Evelyn Ainsley ((03?).1898 - 03.11.1962), daughter of William and Mary A. Ainsley; one son, one daughter.
24.09.1894
Barry, Cardiff district, Glamorgan
-
27.07.1945
RN Hospital, Cullercoats, Tynemouth district, Northumberland
(died of illness)
[South Shields (Harton) Cemetery, Durham, sec. L, grave 9907]
T/Lt. 22.05.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 02.1944, < 04.1944
Master Mariner, Merchant Navy.
22.05.1940 - (12.)1941 HMS Calliope (RN base, Tyne)
09.12.1941 - (12.1942) Admiralty [HMS President] (for special and miscellaneous services)
08.01.1943 - (06.)1944 HMS Helicon (RN base, Aultbea) (for Naval Control Duties)
(10.1944) - (07.1945) HMS Helicon (RN base, Aultbea) *
? - 27.07.1945 HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Patience,
James
J. Patience (Photo courtesy of Mr James Patience)
Brother of T/Skpr. John Ritchie Patience, RNR.
05.01.1915
Avoch, Ross-Shire, Scotland
-
10.07.1982
Skpr.
01.10.1943 [WS 3752] (reld from active service < 04.1946, but stayed on) (retd 01.07.1950)
S.Lt. (PS)
26.08.1954, seniority 01.04.1952
Lt. (PS)
14.10.1955, seniority 01.04.1955
Lt.Cdr. (PS)
30.07.1963, seniority 01.04.1963 (retd 1960s?)
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
26.08.1954


transferred to Patrol Service
Patience,
John [Ritchie]
J.R. Patience (Photo courtesy of Mr James Patience)
Brother of Lt.Cdr. (PS) James Patience, RNR.
1914
Avoch, Ross-Shire, Scotland
-
07.07.1979
T/Skpr.
21.09.1942 [TS 1259] (reld > 04.1946)
(07.1945)


HMS Barfoil (boom defence vessel) *
(04.1946)


HMS Scythe (auxiliary minesweeper; tug conversion) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Patterson,
Ronald Martin
R.M. Patterson
Son (with three brothers) of William Martin Patterson (1880-1950), and Mary Jane Warburton (1880-1934).
Married (18.08.1938, Jesmond, Newcastle on Tyne) Doreen Jobey (31.07.1912 - 1992), daughter of Robert Jobey (1879-1916), and Isabella Chapman (1884-1943); two daughters, one son.
31.07.1912
Newcastle on Tyne
-
07.04.1994
Oldbury Grange Residential and Nursing Home, Bridgnorth district, Shropshire
T/S.Lt. 29.01.1940
T/Lt. 29.01.1941 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
(03.1940) - (04.1940) no appointment listed
(05.1940) - (06.1940) HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) *
11.06.1940 - (07.)1940 HMS Lucifer (RN base, Swansea)
24.07.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Badger (RN base, Harwich) (for Anti-Submarine Striking Force convoy duties)
(04.1941)     HMS Badger (RN base, Harwich) *
14.04.1941 - (01.)1944 HMS Iris [renamed HMS Princess Iris] (train ferry, later landing craft carrier)
08.03.1944 - (10.1945) HMS Ulster Queen (anti-aircraft ship)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Pattinson,
Robert Martin
R.M. Pattinson (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Hart)
Son of Frank Herbert Pattinson (1879-1942), and Catherine "Kate" Martin.
30.04.1904
Everton, West Derby district, Lancashire
-
07.1971
Auckland, New Zealand
Prob. S.Lt. 01.12.1930
S.Lt. 20.04.1931, seniority 01.12.1930
Lt. 01.12.1932
Lt.Cdr. 01.12.1940
Cdr. 30.06.1946 (demobilized > 10.1946) (retd 30.04.1954; age)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 24.04.1940 for enterprise and devotion to duty in combating enemy aircraft [investiture 07.05.1940]
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD 13.02.1943 -
Served Merchant Navy (Second Mate 15.09.1925).
05.09.1939 - 07.02.1940 Commanding Officer, HMS Northern Duke (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
(04.1940)     HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) *
15.04.1940 - (06.)1941 HMS Nelson (battleship)
(08.1941) - (10.1941) no appointment listed
18.11.1941 - (02.)1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Genista (corvette)
(04.1943)     no appointment listed
24.05.1943 - 09.1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Usk (frigate)
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
12.1944 - (04.)1945 HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon) (for miscellaneous duties)
18.04.1945 - (10.)1945 HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon) (for Party "Minor" "A")
08.10.1945 - (07.1946) an Assistant to Captain of the Dockyard, HM Dockyard Singapore [HMS Terror (RN base, Singapore)]
(10.1946)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Pattison,
Eric Ronald
"Winger"
E.R. Pattison
?
-
Prob. Paym.S.Lt.
04.03.1939
Paym.Lt.
02.10.1940

-
(1941?)
HMS Kelly (destroyer)
(07.1945)
-
(04.1946)
no appointment listed
Peate,
Henry Benjamin
H.B. Peate (Photo courtsey of Mt Tony Rodaway) Source: http://www.users.tsn.cc/ricksnavypage
Source: http://www.users.tsn.cc/ricksnavypage
29.08.1903
Oswestry, Denbighshire Shropshire
-
10.1989
Chester and Ellesmere Port, Cheshire
Prob. S.Lt.
06.09.1928?
S.Lt.
06.07.1929, seniority 06.09.1928
Lt.
06.09.1930 (retd 15.04.1931, with seniority 15.03.1931) (reinstated on Active List 02.06.1931, with old seniority)
Lt.Cdr.
06.09.1938
Cdr.
31.12.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
Capt.
30.06.1952 (retd 29.08.1958)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
21.12.1943
Operation Husky
Mention in Despatches MID
15.05.1942
Bruneval raid 27.02.42
Mention in Despatches MID
23.05.1944
Operation Avalanche
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1945
New Year 45
Mention in Despatches MID
27.03.1945
Operation Dragon
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD
< 01.1945
?
29.07.1929
-
(08.)1929
submarine course, Portsmouth [HMS Dolphin]
09.09.1929
-
(04.1930)
HMS H 44 (submarine) (6th Submarine Flotilla)
06.09.1939
-
(02.)1941
[Executive Officer?] HMS Salopian (armed merchant cruiser)
24.07.1941
-
(06.1944)
Commanding Officer, HMS Prins Albert (landing ship infantry)
[for the Bruneval raid "borne" on the books of HMS Tormentor (parent ship, Warsash)]
26.06.1945
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMS Silvio (landing ship infantry)

 

Penrose,
Charles William
C.W. Penrose
?
-
died between 07.1962 and 08.1973
Skpr.
14.05.1917 [WSC 19]
Ch.Skpr.
14.05.1927 [WS 2438] (retd 27.03.1940)
Skpr.Lt. (retd)
27.03.1940

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
01.01.1940
New Year 40
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD
30.04.1935
?
13.11.1939
-
(02.1941)
Commanding Officer, HMS Lord Ashfield (minesweeping trawler)
Pepper,
John Reginald Hopkins
"Jack"
J.R.H. Pepper (Photo courtesy of Mr Edward Trivigino)
Son (with two sisters) of John Edwin Hopkins Pepper (1853-1929), and Emily Pepper (née File) (1859-1937).
Married ((03?).1919, Holborn district, London) Marie Woodcock; three daughters, one son.
23.01.1898
Westminster, Westminster district, London
-
28.11.1966
Sidcup, Bexley district, Kent
T/Lt.
24.03.1941 (reld 24.12.1945)

British War Medal 1914-1920

BWM 14|20
?
?
Mercantile Marine War Medal MerMWM
?
?
British War Medal 1939-1945 BWM 39|45
?
?
Served Merchant Navy. Retired.
(1916)
 
 
HMAS Dart
24.03.1941
-
24.12.1945
Trade Convoy Plotting Room, Trade Division, Admiralty [HMS President] (routeing & convoy plans of defensively armed merchant ships)
Perks,
Henry John
H.J. Perks (Photo courtesy of Mr Frank Perks)
29.04.1889
Atcham district, Montgomery- shire / Shropsire
-
22.05.1971
Army:

T/2nd Lt.
?
T/Lt.
? (reld 22.03.1919)
Lt. RARO
16.11.1921, seniority 25.11.1920
RNR:

Prob. T/ Lt.
18.01.1940
T/Lt.
10.11.1941, seniority 18.01.1940
Mention in Despatches MID
20.12.1940
bomb disposal
World War I: British War Medal; Victory Medal
1917?


commissioned, General List [temporary commission]
15.11.1917


transferred, Corps of Royal Engineers



served in WW1 as a Merchant Navy Officer and a Royal Engineer Lieutenant (believed to be officer commanding an Army lighter carrying munitions out of Ramsgate)
16.11.1921


Regular Army Reserve of Officers (General List, I.W. & D. Trans.)
18.01.1940
-
27.04.1940
Admiralty [HMS President]
27.04.1940
-
(02.1941)
Torpedoes and Mining Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
Perrett,
Reginald Robert George
R.R.G. Perrett
Son of George and Emily Gertrude Perrett; husband of Olga Florrie Sarella Perrett, of Walsall, Staffordshire.
(12?).1900
Newbury district, Berkshire / Hampshire
-
04.06.1941
(KIA) [age 40]
[Chatham Naval Memorial, 49, 3]

T/Lt. (E)
09.09.1940
(02.1941)


HMS Fratton (barrage balloon vessel) *
?
-
04.06.1941
HMS Van Meerlant ([former Dutch] minelayer) [ship mined in the Thames estuary]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Pethick,
Douglas Stewart *
D.S. Pethick (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Hide)
Son of Arthur and Elizabeth Pethick.

* officially: Douglas Stuart
(03?).1890
Plympton St Mary district, Cornwall / Devon
-
01.07.1942
[age 52]
[Tower Hill Memorial, panel 68]
T/Lt.
21.01.1941
21.01.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Tamar (RN base, Hong Kong) (for miscellaneous service) (escaped)
Transferred Merchant Navy and was killed as Master of S.S. Marylise Moller which was torpedoed by U-97 on 01.07.1942 northeast of Port Said.
Petitjean,
Louis Felicien [René Emmanuel]
L.F. Petitjean (Photo courtesy of Mr Dominique Henrard) L.F. Petitjean (Photo courtesy of Mr Dominique Henrard)
L.F. Petitjean (© Imperial War Museum (A 19687)) L.F. Petitjean (© Imperial War Museum (A 19686))

L.F. Petitjean (Photo courtesy of Mr Dominique Henrard) L.F. Petitjean (Photo courtesy of Mr Dominique Henrard)
Belgian serving with RN.
Son of Pierre Petitjean, and Marie Demal.
26.09.1907
Tournai, Belgium
-
30.04.1987
Belgium
T/Lt. 05.09.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr. 31.03.1944 (reld 31.01.1946; on transfer to Belgian Navy)
Belgian Ministère des Communications (service des malles), 26.06.1930-04.09.1941.
05.09.1941 - 23.02.1942 HMS Royal Arthur (training establishment, Skegness) (for training of Allied seamen)
23.02.1942 - 13.04.1942 RN College, Greenwich [HMS President] (for training)
13.04.1942 - 10.05.1942 HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) (for course)
10.05.1942 - 17.05.1942 HMS Lochinvar (destroyer / minesweeper base, Port Edgar)
17.05.1942 - 28.05.1942 HMS Lochinvar (destroyer / minesweeper base, Port Edgar) (for minesweeping courses)
28.05.1942 - 26.07.1945 Commanding Officer, HM MMS 188 (motor minesweeper) & from 26.03.1943 Senior Officer, 118th Minesweeping Flotilla [tender to HMS Bacchante (RN base, Aberdeen), from 07.10.1942 to HMS Epping (minesweeper base, Harwich)]
Belgian Navy (reached rank of Commodore; Navy Chief of Staff 1962-1963; retired 1966).
Pettitt,
Nelson Noel
N.N. Pettitt
Son of William T. Pettitt (died in World War I), and Emily Pettitt.
25.12.1916
Settle, Yorkshire
-
22.05.1973
T/S.Lt.
01.12.1939
T/Lt.
25.12.1941 (reld > 04.1946)
Lt.Cdr.
25.12.1949 (emgcy 1950?) (retd 1956)

1939-1945 Star

39|45 St
?
?
Atlantic Star Atl St
?
& France & Germany clasp
Africa Star Afr St
?
?
Italy Star It St
?
?
Britis War Medal 1939-1945 BWM 39|45
?
?
Joined the Merchant Navy, 06.1933.
01.12.1939
-
(02.)1941
HMS Laconia (armed merchant cruiser)
24.03.1941
-
1941
submarine course [HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)]
1941
-
1941
HMS Elfin (submarine base, Blyth)
05.06.1941
-
02.09.1941
Navigating Officer, HMS H.50 (submarine) [tender to HMS Cyclops (submarine depot ship) of 7th Submarine Flotilla at Rothesay, Scotland]
03.09.1941
-
24.04.1942
Navigating Officer, HMS Turbulent (submarine) [tender to HMS Dolphin (submarine depot) of 5th Submarine Flotilla at Gosport "standing by whilst completing at Vickers at Barrow in Furness and on Commissioning"; upon commissioning HMS Medway (submarine depot ship) in the Mediterranean]
25.04.1942
-
02.08.1942
HMS Medway (submarine depot ship)
03.08.1942
-
14.09.1942
HMS Cyclops (submarine depot ship) (7th Submarine Flotilla, Portsmouth) (for submarines)
15.09.1942
-
26.09.1942
First Lieutenant, HMS L 27 (submarine)
27.09.1942
-
19.12.1942
HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)
20.12.1942
-
31.12.1942
HMS Forth (submarine depot ship) (3rd Submarine Flotilla, Holy Loch, Scotland)
01.01.1943
-
05.04.1943
First Lieutenant, HMS Upright (submarine) [tender to HMS Elfin (submarine depot ship)  for 6th Submarine Flotilla at Blyth, Northumberland]
06.04.1943
-
1943
HMS Maidstone (submarine depot ship)
17.05.1943
-
01.08.1943
HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) (5th Submarine Flotilla) (for submarines)
02.08.1943
-
20.09.1943
First Lieutenant, HMS L.26 (submarine)
21.09.1943
-
13.10.1944
HMS Varbel (midget submarine base, Port Bannatyne) (12th Submarine Flotilla) (for ship's company of X craft)
14.10.1944


transferred to RINR [HMS Victory (RN barracks, Portsmouth)]
11.02.1945
-
(04.1946)
[Commanding Officer?], HMIS Baluchistan (minesweeper)
11.04.1947


transferred to RN
03.1947
-
(10.1947)
HMS Bambara (RN Air Station, Trincomalee, Ceylon) *
04.1950
-
(05.1950)
HMS Resource (repair ship)
18.04.1953
-
(01.)1956
HMS Terror (RN base, Singapore)
* (07.1948) & (05.1949) still indexed, but no longer listed as such
Phillipson,
Dryden Byrne
D.B. Phillipson (Photo courtesy of the PC Cother family, via Mr Tony Drury) D.B. Phillipson (Photo courtesy of the PC Cother family, via Mr Tony Drury)
D.B. Phillipson (Photo courtesy of the PC Cother family, via Mr Tony Drury)

Son of Dryden and Eva Blanche Phillipson; husband of Eleanor Phillipson, of Fanham, Newcastle-on- Tyne.
1914 ?
-
07.03.1942
[age 28]
[Lowestoft Naval Memorial, panel 8, column 1]
S.Lt.
01.07.1937
Lt.
16.05.1940
13.09.1939
-
(04.1940)
HMS Aquamarine (trawler; armed boarding vessel)
(02.1941)


HMS Mooltan (armed merchant cruiser)  *
03.1941
-
07.03.1942
Commanding Officer, HM Northern Princess (trawler) [based at HMS Pyramus (RN base, Kirkwall) ?] [on loan to US Navy]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Philpott,
Francis Leo
"Frank"
F.L. Philpott
Brother of Lawrence James Philpott (RNZN 7768); Lionel Ernest Philpott (1356); Michael Joseph Philpott (561803).
25.02.1920
Wellington, New Zealand
-
26.07.1997
Prob. Midsh. 31.12.1937
A/S.Lt. 25.02.1940
S.Lt. 25.02.1941
Lt. 01.03.1942
A/Lt.Cdr. > 10.1945, < 04.1946
Lt.Cdr. 01.03.1950 (retd 17.07.1957)
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (post-1941 model) RD 08.02.1950 -
Served Merchant Navy.
(12.1939) - (03.1940) no appointment listed [possibly at HMS Iron Duke (training ship, Portsmouth)]
(04.1940) - (05.1940) HMS Worcestershire (armed merchant cruiser) *
(06.1940)     HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Portland) *
03.07.1940 - (07.)1940 HMS St Elstan (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
1940? - 1940? HMS Scout (destroyer)
17.09.1940 - (10.)1940 HMS Snowdrop (corvette)
14.10.1940 - (12.)1942 HMS Tulip (corvette)
23.12.1942 - (06?).1944 HMNZS Inchkeith (trawler)
(1944?) - (1945?) possibly Naval Party 1503 (Boulogne Port Party) (acting as Harbour Master)
03.02.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Leonian (net layer) (in lieu of specialist Navigation Officer)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Family story regarding F.L. Philpott: "Fourth son Frank had gone to England on a scholarship with the N.Z. Shipping Co. to study to become a Master Mariner in the static training ship on the Thames, H.M.S. Worcester, and as he could not get home during holidays he did the normal thing and joined the Royal Naval Reserve so went on sea exercises in destroyers etc. during the holidays. Within a few days of that fateful broadcast by Prime Minister Chamberlain "...we are now therefore at war with Germany." in September 1939, those who had uniforms were on the 'your country needs you' list. Frank Philpott was the fourth son in the Philpott family but was first of the family to see action. Frank was, by the out break of war, a Cadet Officer in the Federal Lines M.V. Durham heading to England across the Atlantic Ocean when war was declared so it was no surprise when the Royal Navy gave him the 'come hither' call, with the rank of Sub-Lieutenant R.N.R., aged 19. He was drafted to H.M.S. Iron Duke, a retired battleship moored in Scapa Flow as a static depot ship. This old battlewagon was one of the few ships the enemy bombers could find when they raided the famous Naval anchorage on 17 October 1939 - the main elements of the fleet were at sea on exercises or at Lock Ewe and the other battleship H.M.S. Royal Oak had been torpedoed and sunk in the Flow three days earlier. From Iron Duke he joined H.M.S. Worcestershire, a peacetime passenger ship requisitioned by the R.N. and converted to an Armed Merchant Cruiser (AMC) for service in the North Sea as part of the Northern Patrol, attempting to stop German raiders, submarines and their supply ships from preceding from their home bases to the Atlantic and beyond. These ships were very vulnerable, having no such warning devices as ADIC or RADAR. Most famous of these was the Rawalpindi, sunk by gunfire, but several were sunk by torpedo. Worcestershire also was struck by a torpedo but survived to reach port and was later converted to carry on her war service as a troop ship. While on survivor's leave the evacuation of Dunkirk took place. Twice Frank went in small ships to Dunkirk, being sunk both times and being rescued unconscious from the sea by a boathook, the scar of which he retained for many years. One of the vessels he took to Dunkirk was a tugboat bearing the famous name Sir Donald Bradman. It was back to sea again, this time as 1st Lieutenant of a Flower Class Corvette, H.M.S. Tulip, fitted out for service in Atlantic Convoys. A trip on a Russian convoy in the rescue escort vessel St. Elstan was followed by a draft to the old destroyer H.M.S. Scout, then attached to the British East Indies fleet based on Vishakhapatnam and Colombo. In late 1942 he was granted a temporary transfer (for a rest!) to the H.M.N.Z.S Inchkeith with the rank of Lieutenant. In June 1944 he returned to the U.K. for further duty with the R.N. arriving just after the Normandy landings. Piloting and Acting Harbour Master of Boulogne had its moments, mainly dodging mines. His last assignment with the R.N. was - following promotion to Lieutenant Commander - to join H.M.S. Leonian, a net layer converted merchant ship, to take her to join the British Pacific Fleet on the China Coast. The day his ship arrived to anchor in Hong Kong harbour in December 1945, younger brother Lawrie was about to depart in H.M.S. Reaper on passage to Australia and then return to N.Z. Frank arrived back home in August 1946 and soon after married ex Wren Betty Ross. He joined the Union Steamship Co. as a deck officer and eventually gained his own command, that of Captain of the M.V. Kanna before being appointed a Nautical Surveyor with the Marine Dept. He died at Pats Place Resthome, aged 77 years in July 1997. His funeral service was held at Pyes Pa Crematorium Chapel, Tauranga followed by burial."
Philpott,
Leslie Benjamin
"Joe"
L.B. Philpott
02.07.1909
Broadstairs, Thanet district, Kent
-
07.08.1982
Reading and Wokingham district, Berkshire
Midsh. 06.07.1927
A/S.Lt. 02.07.1930
S.Lt. 29.05.1932
Lt. 30.09.1933
Lt.Cdr. 30.09.1941 (reld < 04.1946) (retd 01.07.1950)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 25.06.1940 capturing enemy ships [investiture 25.11.41]
Mention in Despatches MID 13.10.1942 U-boat attack Western Approaches 05.42
Mention in Despatches MID 23.11.1943 U-boat attack Western Approaches 04.43
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1944 New Year 44
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD 10.1942 -
Signed indentures with the Commonwealth and Dominion Line (later to be named the Port Line) of London, 1925.
25.08.1939 - (10.1940) HMS Dunedin (cruiser) (DSC)
? - 01.1941 HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)
07.01.1941 - 11.1941 Executive Officer, HMS Saladin (destroyer)
27.11.1941 - 12.1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Hastings (sloop) (despatches thrice)
23.12.1943 - 08.1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Londonderry (sloop)
(10.1944)     HMS Londonderry (sloop) *
(01.1945)     no appointment listed
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
Nautical Officer in the Marine Division of the Meteorological Office for over 23 years until he retired on 03.07.1974.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Pictor,
James Douglas
J.D. Pictor
Son of Bernard Douglas Pictor (1871-1918), and Jessie Alert Cranston (remarried: Horman) (1876-).
Married ((06?).1943, Saddleworth district, West Riding of Yorkshire) Maude Buckley; ... children (two daughters?).
07.09.1909
Exmouth, St Thomas district, Devonshire
-
04.1992
Wyke Regis, Weymouth district, Dorset
T/S.Lt. 04.12.1939
T/Lt. 04.03.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 12.1942, < 02.1943 (reld > 07.1945, < 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 01.07.1941 HM's birthday 41 [investiture 17.02.42]
04.12.1939 - (07.)1940 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for miscellaneous duties)
09.09.1940 - (06.)1941 HMS Wildfire (RN base, Sheerness) (for minesweeping duties) (DSC)
01.07.1941 - (08.)1943 HMS St Tudno (minesweeper depot, Sheerness) (for minesweeping duties)
(10.1943) - (02.1944) no appointment listed
13.03.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Vernon (torpedo school & experimental establishment, Roedean School, Brighton) (for Minesweeping Department)
Pierce,
Alan Henry
A.H. Pierce (Photo courtesy of Mr Dominique Henrard) A.H. Pierce (Photo courtesy of Mr Dominique Henrard)
Son of George William Pierce, and Daisy Ruth Goodearl.
10.01.1911
Owslebury, Winchester district, Hampshire
-
11.1998
Wrekin district, Shropshire
Prob. S.Lt. 01.05.1936
Lt. 17.09.1939
A/Lt.Cdr. 1944?
Lt.Cdr. 17.09.1947 (demobilized > 10.1945, < 04.1946) (retd 10.01.1956)

Officer of the Order of the British Empire

OBE 08.03.1940 for outstanding enterprise and resource in saving a Merchant ship, abandoned and sabotaged by the enemy, and bringing her into port [investiture 23.09.41]
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD 10.01.1946 -
Ridder, Kroonorde [= Knight, Order of the Crown] (Belgium) Crwn 01.02.1949 services to Belgium
25.08.1939 - (08.)1941 HMS Renown (Repulse class battlecruiser)
(10.1939)     seconded to HMS Hereward (H class destroyer) (OBE)
(10.1941)     HMS Nimrod (training establishment, Campbeltown) *
20.10.1941 - 10.03.1942 Commanding Officer, HMS Begonia (Flower class corvette)
14.03.1942 - 19.02.1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Godetia (Flower class corvette)
23.03.1943 - (11.)1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Spiraea (Flower class corvette)
12.1944 - (04.)1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Bideford (Shoreham class sloop)
30.06.1945 - (10.)1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Cygnet (modified Black Swan class sloop)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Piggot,
William Brown
W.B. Piggot (Photo courtesy of the PC Cother family, via Mr Tony Drury) W.B. Piggot (Photo courtesy of the PC Cother family, via Mr Tony Drury)
W.B. Piggot (Photo courtesy of the PC Cother family, via Mr Tony Drury) W.B. Piggot (Photo courtesy of the PC Cother family, via Mr Tony Drury)
W.B. Piggot (Photo courtesy of the PC Cother family, via Mr Tony Drury) W.B. Piggot (Photo courtesy of the PC Cother family, via Mr Tony Drury)
c. 1904 ?
Londonderry ?
-
died between 07.1962 and 08.1973
Prob. S.Lt.
13.10.1926
S.Lt.
1927?, seniority 13.10.1926
Lt.
13.10.1928
Lt.Cdr.
13.10.1936
Cdr.
30.06.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
Capt.
31.12.1947 (retd 07.06.1958)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
01.07.1941
HM's birthday 41 [investiture 30.06.42]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
14.09.1943
destruction U-boat Western Approaches 11.05.43 [investiture 18.07.45]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
02.05.1944
sinking U340 captain captured Mediterranean 02.11.43 [investiture 18.07.45]
Mention in Despatches MID
11.07.1940
HM's birthday 40
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD
?
?
21.03.1928
-
(06.1928)
HMS Versatile (destroyer) (to complete 12 months' training)
06.10.1939
-
(04.1940)
Commanding Officer, HMS Hugh Walpole (trawler)
1940?


Commanding Officer, HMS Arctic Explorer (trawler)
21.05.1940
-
01.07.1941
Commanding Officer, HMS Mallow (corvette)
18.11.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Caroline (RN base, Belfast) (for convoy duties)
20.07.1942
-
(06.1944)
Commanding Officer, HMS Fleetwood (sloop)
10.02.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Caroline (RN base, Belfast)
Piggott,
Arnold Howard
A.H. Piggott
(06?).1904
Portsmouth, Hampshire
-
12.1996
Wycombe, Oxfordshire
Midsh.
1921
Lt.
21.01.1929
Lt.Cdr.
21.01.1937 (retd)
A/Cdr. (retd)
1944
Cdr. (retd)
? (reverted to retd 1945)
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD
?
?
Education: Taunton School and HMS Conway
1921


service with Canadian Pacific Steamship Company
1930


commanded Royal Naval Reserve contingent, Armistice Day ceremony, London
1940


appointed to command inshore minesweeping flotilla
1940
-
06.1941
Commanding Officer, HMS Van Meerlant (wounded and lost a leg when the ship sunk by mine, Thames estuary)
10.06.1942
-
17.12.1943
staff, Second Sea Lord, Admiralty [HMS President]
17.12.1943
-
(07.1945)
Combined Operations Division, Admiralty
Piggott,
Frederick Melbourne
F.M. Piggott (Photo: www.dutchsubmarines.com)
Married 1st Juanita Piggott; one son.
Married 2nd Patricia Mary Piggott; one daughter.
27.04.1915
Ormskirk, Lancashire
-
c. 1986/87
Australia ?
Prob. A/S.Lt.
01.03.1937
A/S.Lt.
31.01.1938
S.Lt.
26.11.1939
Lt.
15.07.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
< 07.1945
Lt.Cdr.
15.07.1948 (retd 27.04.1960)
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD
14.07.1949
?
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD
?
1st clasp
10.10.1939
-
(04.)1940
HMS Queen of Thanet (paddle minesweeper)
(06.1940)


Commanding Officer, HMS Northcoates (minesweeping trawler)
30.09.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS L 27 (submarine)
01.04.1941
-
(12.1941)
First Lieutenant, HMS Otus (submarine)
23.11.1942
-
(02.)1943
First Lieutenant, HMS P 556 (submarine)
17.03.1943
-
07.06.1944
on loan to RANR(S):
17.03.1943
-
18.03.1943
London Depot RAN
19.03.1943
-
05.1943
HMAS Penguin (additional; for passage to Australia via USA per SS Ewing Young; arrived Gladstone, Qld. 12.04.1943)
05.1943
-
21.06.1943
HMAS Penguin (additional; for duty with K 9 (submarine))
22.06.1943
-
31.03.1944
Commanding Officer, HMAS K 9 (submarine) [based at HMAS Penguin, from 29.07.1943 HMAS Rushcutter]
01.04.1944
-
07.06.1944
HMAS Penguin (addtional; for passage from Sydney to Colombo per SS Straat Soenda, disembarking at HMS Adamant at 06.06.1944)
1954
-
1959
training on behalf of Admiralty:
08.03.1954
-
12.03.1954
HMAS Penguin (ABC course)
13.03.1954
-
28.03.1954
HMAS Rushcutter (TAS course)
29.03.1954
-
04.04.1954
HMAS Telemachus
17.05.1956
-
05.1956
HMAS Watson (14 days ND refresher course)
28.02.1957
-
03.1957
HMAS Albatross (14 days MHQ course)
23.07.1959
-
08.1959
HMAS Penguin (28 days training for standard and advanced ABC & DC courses)
Piper,
Aston Dalzell
"Peter"
A.D. Piper
Married; .. children.
19.04.1913
Dovercourt, nr. Harwich
-

08.11.1995
Exeter, Devon
Prob. Midsh.
18.03.1932
Midsh.
?, seniority 18.03.1932
A/S.Lt.
16.07.1934
S.Lt.
23.05.1937
Lt.
19.08.1937
14.06.1938, seniority 29.03.1937
Lt.Cdr.
29.03.1945 (reld 1947) (retd 28.10.1950) (reinstated on Active List 25.10.1951)
Cdr.
30.06.1953
Capt.
31.12.1960 (retd 05.03.1966)
Distinguished Service Order DSO
14.11.1944
patrols Mediterranean 06.43-07.44
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
01.01.1940
New Year 40
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
07.04.1942
12 war patrols Mediterranean since 04.41
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
21.07.1942
sinking U331 & U242 etc. Mediterranean
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD
21.09.1944
?
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD
06.06.1957
?
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD
11.02.1966
?
Education: Dovercourt High School and Ardingly College
Went to sea with the Merchant Navy, 1929, mainly serving with the United Baltic Steamship Line, lastly as First Officer of SS Baltraffic prior to the outbreak of the war.
18.03.1932


joined RNR
05.10.1937
-
(02.1938)
HMS H 49 (submarine)
08.11.1939
-
(02.1941)
Navigator, HMS Ursula (submarine)
(1942)


First Lieutenant, HMS Unbeaten (submarine)
26.08.1942
-
(06.1944)
Commanding Officer, HMS P.55, renamed early 1943: HMS Unsparing (submarine)
1944
-
1944
lectured on submarine operations in the United States
12.1944
-
1945?
Commanding Officer, HMS Tribune (submarine)
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
08.1945
-
?
Commanding Officer, HMS Sirdar (submarine)
(04.1946)


HMS Cuillin Sound (repair ship) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Obtained his master's certificate, 1948, but soon afterwards joined the Iraq Petroleum Company, first as mooring master in Qatar and subsequently as superintendent of Iraq's vital oil terminal at A1 Faw. He stayed there until 1958 when the Kassem coup d'etat and the murder of King Faisal prompted a move to Syria and then back to Qatar. He remained there until his retirement in 1965 when he returned with his family to Britain, living in retirement first near Henley-on-Thames and finally at Budleigh Salterton, Devon.
Pittendrigh,
Arthur
A. Pittendrigh (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Hide)

?
-
T/Lt.
01.11.1939 (reld 08.03.1942)
Army:
 
2nd Lt.
08.03.1942 [230913]
WS/Lt.
01.10.1942
WS/Capt.
01.02.1943 (reld 26.06.1946)
A/Maj.
01.11.1942-31.01.1943
T/Maj.
01.02.1943-25.06.1946
Hon. Maj.
26.06.1946

Mention in Despatches

MID 
16.06.1942
for skilful and courageous services which enabled a party to make a daring escape from Hong Kong
01.11.1939
-
12.1941
HMS Tamar (RN base, Hong Kong) (escaped)
08.03.1942
 
 
commissioned, General List (British Army) [emergency commission]



seconded, Indian Army
Pittendrigh,
James
J. Pittendrigh
?
-
T/Lt.
30.10.1939 (reld 1945/46)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 
22.02.1918
*
1915 Star trio, 1939-45 and Africa Stars, Defence and War medals

* In recognition of gallant conduct and good seamanship under fire. Whilst he was on patrol in H.M. Trawler "Restrivo" in the Kos Channel, on the 25th October, 1917, fire was opened on him from the shore. At the same time a caique, flying the Italian flag, was seen between the trawler and the shore, dismasted and drifting towards the enemy coast. Though a strong southerly wind was blowing and the sea was rough, Lieut. Pittendrigh closed the caique, took her in tow, and brought her into safety. The enemy meantime maintained a hot fire from a 4-inch gun, to which the trawler, owing to her inferior armament, was unable to make an effective reply.
WW I


HMT Restrivo
16.02.1940
-
(02.1941)
HMS Stag (RN base, Port Said)
27.11.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Leigh (RN base, Southend on Sea)
Platt,
Thomas Douglas Laverick
T.D.L. Platt
Married 1st ((06?).1942, Bideford district, Devon) ... Green.
Married 2nd ((06?).1952, Hammersmith district, London) ... Walker.
(12?).1910
Wandsworth district, (Greater) London / Surrey
-
Prob. T/S.Lt.
30.12.1940
T/Lt.
25.05.1941, seniority 30.03.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
< 10.1944 (reld > 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Order

DSO 
21.05.1942
attack St Nazaire 28.03.42 * [investiture 28.07.42]

1939-1945 Star

39|45 St
-
-
Atlantic Star Atl St
-
-
Africa Star Afr St
-
& rosette
Italy Star It St
-
-
Defence Medal Def M
-
-
Britis War Medal 1939-1945 BWM 39|45
-
-
* For gallantry in command of a Motor Launch Flotilla. In the face of steady fire at point blank range, and bombardment by grenades from the jetty above, Lieutenant Platt tried to run his craft alongside, and when, ten feet from the jetty, it became a blazing wreck, he did all he could, under heavy fire, to save survivors.
(02.1941)
 
 
HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) *
17.10.1941
-
(12.1943)
Commanding Officer, HM ML 443 (motor launch) & Senior Officer, 28th ML Flotilla
(10.1944)
 
 
no appointment listed
(01.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
20.08.1945
-
(04.1946)
Commanding Officer, HM LST 3510 (landing ship, tank)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Pleydell,
John Henry
J.H. Pleydell
Son (with three brothers and three sisters) of Josiah Ernest Theodore Pleydell (1874-1926), and Emily Jane Templing (1870-1952).
15.11.1902
West Ham district, London
-
T/Paym.Lt.Cdr. = T/Lt.Cdr. (S) 26.03.1940 (commission terminated 12.06.1946)
(08.1940) - (06.1941) HMS Port Quebec (auxiliary minelayer) *
17.06.1941 - 09.1941 HMS Hector (armed merchant cruiser)
22.09.1941 - (04.)1944 HMS Corfu (armed merchant cruiser, from 02.1944 troop transport ship)
01.05.1944 - 25.04.1945 HMS Lothian (landing ship, infantry (headquarters))
(04.1945) - (07.1945) HMS Lothian (landing ship, infantry (headquarters)) *
01.06.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Ameer (Ruler class escort carrier)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Pocock,
Reginald Cuthbert
R.C. Pocock
Married ((06?).1934, Barnet district, London) Olive R. Smith.
17.01.1908
Croydon district, London
-
07.1988
Weymouth, Dorset
T/Lt. 16.09.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr. < 10.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
10.1941 - (08.)1942 HMS Archer (aircraft carrier)
08.1942 - (08.)1943 HMS Empire Pintail (Ministry of War transport)
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
30.10.1944 - (07.)1945 [Commanding Officer?], HMS Tasajera (landing ship, tank)
26.09.1945 - (04.1946) Office of Naval Assistant to Second Sea Lord, Admiralty [HMS President]
Polkinghorn,
Stephen
S. Polkinghorn
Son (with five sisters and one half-brother) of James Polkinghorn (1853-1890), and Katherine Gschwind (1861-1936).
Married (05.01.1914, British Consulate, Shanghai, China) Ella Eliza Bench (10.03.1881 - 08.05.1975), widow (with three children) of John William Moss, and daughter (with six sisters and one brother) of William Bench (1851-1893), and Ann Burnett (1853-1910); one son, one daughter.
09.12.1886
Dalton-in-Furness, Lancashire
-
30.12.1985
Ranfurly Veterans Home, Auckland, New Zealand
T/Lt. 01.11.1939
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 23.10.1945 Japanese attack on Shanghai 08.12.41 [decoration presented]
01.11.1939 - (06.)1941 HMS Tamar (RN base, Hong Kong) (for miscellaneous service)
(08.)1941 - 08.12.1941 HMS Peterel (river gunboat) (date of appointment shown as 23.12.1940; from late 1941 as Commanding Officer) (DSC) [ship sunk in action with Japanese coast defence ship Idzumo]
1941 - 1945 POW in Japanese captivity
Literature: Peter Oldham, Lieutenant Stephen Polkinghorn, D.S.C., R.N.R. (1984)
Polson,
Peter David
P.D. Polson (Drawing courtesy of Mr Nick Clark)
Son of Edward Polson (1860-1940) and Sarah Middleton Willins Hughson (1865-1954).
Married (23.11.1921, Lerwick) Robina Laura Irvine (1891-1957).
27.05.1892
Newpark, Whalsay, Shetland Islands
-
29.06.1961
Lerwick, Shetland Islands
Skpr.
30.06.1924 [WS 2319]
Chief Skpr.
30.06.1934
Skpr.Lt.
30.06.1941 (retd 27.05.1942) (reverted to retd < 04.1946)
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD
> 08.1939
< 04.1940
?
(04.1940)


HMS Milford Countess (minesweeping trawler) *
13.11.1940
-
(12.1941)
HMS Shika (minesweeping trawler)
(1941?)


HMS Corena (minesweeping trawler)
20.01.1942
-
(07.1945)
HMS Fox (RN base, Lerwick)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Pool,
Francis Grant
F.G. Pool
Son of James and Elizabeth Pool. Married ((09?).1920, Tynemouth district, Northumberland) Dora Liddell, of Monkseaton, Northumberland; ... children.

15.03.1893
Ryton on Tyne
-
21.05.1947
[age 54]
[Phaleron War Cemetery, Greece, 23.D.17]
T/Lt.Cdr. 06.12.1940
T/A/Cdr. > 08.1942, < 10.1942
Distinguished Service Order DSO 04.11.1941 withdrawal from Crete [decoration handed] *
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 11.12.1945 wind up Europe 45 [decoration handed]

* During the German occupation of Crete in 1941, Middle East Command learned that 800 British, Australian and New Zealand troops were sheltering in the island caves. Lt.Cdr. Pool was landed by submarine. Disguised as a peasant selling oranges he contacted the troops, and with the help of the abbot of a monastery got them away.

(02.1941) - (10.1941) HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt) *
10.1941 - (10.1944) HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt) (additional; for various services) (DSO)
(01.1945) - (07.1945) HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt) *
1945     Force 133 (DSC)
HM Consul at Canea.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Poole,
Walter Henry
W.H. Poole
?
-
Lt.Cdr. 02.08.1923
Cdr. 31.12.1930
Capt. 30.06.1937 (retd > 08.1939, < 07.1944)
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD ? ?
      ?
Pope,
Desmond Montague
D.M. Pope
Son of ... Pope, and ... Rycroft.
(12?).1920
Taunton district, Somerset
-
Midsh. 01.05.1937
A/S.Lt. 18.10.1940
S.Lt. 18.10.1941
Lt. 18.04.1943 (retd 01.07.1950)
21.08.1939 - 10.04.1940 HMS Hardy (destroyer) (beached & abandoned at Narvik)
23.07.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Chitral (armed merchant cruiser)
(12.1941)     no appointment listed
20.03.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Unseen (submarine)
(07.1945)     HMS Seaborn (RN Air Station, Halifax, NS) *
summer 1945     in command of the captured German submarine U-190 (HMCS U-190)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Potter,
Stanley Wilfred
S.W. Potter (Photo courtesy of Mr Allan Potter)
Son of William and Beatrice Mary Potter.
04.05.1914
Plymouth, Devon
-
14.01.1944
[age 29]
[Liverpool Naval Memorial, panel 1, column 2]
T/S.Lt. 25.01.1941
T/Lt. 06.01.1942
25.01.1941 - 14.01.1944 officer holding temporary commission under T.124 agreements, serving on rescue tugs, mainly based at HMS Nimrod (training establishment, Campbeltown) & HMS Badger (minesweepers base, Harwich); apart from the specified tugs, he served on: HMS Assurance, HMS Mastodonte & HMS Salvonia:
25.01.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Minona (rescue tug base ship, Campbeltown, Argyllshire)
06.01.1942 - (04.)1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Attentif (rescue tug)
01.04.1943 - 14.01.1944 HMS Avalon III (accounting base for RN personnel, Argentia, Newfoundland):
? - 14.01.1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Adherent (rescue tug) [ship foundered North Atlantic]
Powell,
Francis John
F.J. Powell
?
-
T/Lt. (E) 14.06.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
(06.1943) - (10.1943) no appointment listed
20.11.1943 - (10.1945) HMS Beaumaris (Bangor class minesweeper)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Pratt,
Robin Alec Stephen
R.A.S. Pratt (Photo: Dunedin Society)
Son of Sidney Mcholas and Annie Pratt, of Topsham, Devon.

biography (Dunedin Society)
1921 ?
-
24.11.1941
[age 20]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 60, column 1]
Prob. Mids.
22.10.1940
T/A/S.Lt.
22.10.1941
22.10.1940
-
24.11.1941
HMS Dunedin (cruiser) [torpedoed & sunk by U-124 in South Atlantic]
Price,
Fleetwood Elwin
"Fleet"
F.E. Price

Son of Charles Alfred and Eliza Jane Price. Married Olive Norah Price, of Tunbridge Wells, Kent (early 1930s); two daughters.
20.01.1901
Tottenham, London
-
27.03.1943
(DOW) [age 42]
[Greenock Cemetery, F Recess, Queen Victoria Ground, coll. grave 32C]

Midsh.
1918? (demobilized 1920)
T/S.Lt.
06.1940?
T/Lt.
24.09.1940
07.1918
-
12.1918
HMS Knight Templar (armed merchant cruiser)
12.1918
-
early 1920
HMS Sunhill 
interbellum


worked for Spicers, a paper manufacturing firm in London
05.1940


volunteered again; selection board 04.06.1940; began training 07.1940
12.08.1940
-
03.1942
HMS Montclare (armed merchant cruiser) (convoys between Bermuda, Halifax-Nova Scotia and Reykjavik)
03.1942
-
27.03.1943
Gunnery Officer, HMS Dasher (escort carrier)
actually joined the ship on 02.07.1942;
picked up alive after the ship blew up, but died shortly after
Price,
Philip Henry Charles
P.H.C. Price
Married ((06?).1938, Hull district, East Riding of Yorkshire) Kathleen B. Prince.

19.05.1913
Aryab. Burma
-
A/Skpr. 01.01.1944 [WS 3775]
Skpr. 1944?, seniority 01.01.1944 (reld < 04.1946) (removed from Active List 03.05.1954)
(04.1944)     no appointment listed
(06.1944) - (10.1945) HMS Van Dyck (anti-submarine warfare trawler) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Pritchard,
Percy Clive Stanbury
P.C.S. Pritchard (© Imperial War Museum (A 23787))

Son of ... Pritchard, and ... Stanbury.
19.02.1914
Oswestry district, Shropshire
-
02.1985
East Elloe district, Lincolnshire
T/S.Lt. 14.09.1939
T/Lt. 14.09.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 10.1945, < 04.1946 (reld 24.02.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID 12.05.1942 5 war patrols Mediterranean 08-12.41
... - ... ...
01.05.1941 - (06.)1943 HMS Forth (submarine depot ship) (for submarines):
06.05.1941 - (04.)1942 HMS Talisman (T class submarine) (despatches)
29.04.1942 - (06.)1943 HMS Tribune (T class submarine)
06.06.1943 - (08.)1943 HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) (for submarines)
(10.1943)     no appointment listed
30.11.1943 - 30.05.1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Unison (U class submarine)
19.07.1944 - 15.02.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS P 614 (P 611 class submarine)
15.02.1945 - 24.09.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Sanguine (S class submarine)
(10.1945)     HMS Sanguine (S class submarine) *
(04.1946)     HMS U 1409 (ex-German submarine) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Pryse,
Henry Leslie
H.L. Pryse
04.03.1900
West Derby, Lancashire
-
02.1990
Winchester, Hampshire
Lt.
03.04.1929
Lt.Cdr.
03.04.1937
Cdr.
31.12.1943 (reld 1945/46)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
13.06.1944
6 boats sunk in 10 days, 2nd Support Group
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD
?
?
06.10.1943
-
27.02.1944
Commanding Officer, HMS Woodpecker (sloop)
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
Purcell,
Frederick Morris
"Freddie"
F.M. Purcell
?
-
02.08.1978
Bishops Waltham, Hampshire
Paym.S.Lt.
23.04.1929
Paym.Lt.
23.04.1931
Paym.Lt.Cdr. = Lt.Cdr. (S)
23.04.1939
A/Cdr. (S)
27.11.1944? (reld < 04.1946) (retd 25.11.1949)
Cdr. (S) (retd)
25.11.1949
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD
?
?
(02.1931)


HMS Royal Sovereign (battleship) (Mediterranean) *
(04.1940)


HMS Cochrane (RN base, Rosyth) *
21.10.1940
-
(12.1941)
HMS Emerald (cruiser)
27.11.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Tengra (Combined Operations base, Mandapam, India)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Purdy,
Roy Walter
R.W. Purdy (Photo courtesy of Mr Joe West)

17.05.1918
Barking
-
26.07.1982
Southend hospital
T/A/S/Lt. (E)
03.12.1939?
Engineer in the Merchant Navy. Sometime member of the British Union of Fascists.
03.12.1939


joined RNR as an officer holding a temporary commission under T.124 Agreements
?
-
10.06.1940
10th Engineer, HMS Vandyck (armed boarding vessel) [ship was bombed & sunk by German aircraft off Narvik; captured]
10.06.1940
-
1945
POW in a Marinelager (Marlag), "turned around" to work for the Germans as a propaganda radio broadcaster (under the name "Pointer"), then again interned in Colditz in 1944 where he spied for the Germans
1945
-
1954
liberated by the Americans, returned to the UK, lived in liberty for some time, but was caught late 1945, tried for "high treason" and sentenced to death; shortly before the verdict could be carried out, his sentence was commuted and he remained in jail until 1954
Putnam,
Amos Weldon
A.W. Putnam (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster) A.W. Putnam (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster)

22.10.1921
Houlton, Arostook County, Maine, USA
-
30.07.1983
Brentwood, Essex
T/A/S.Lt. 23.10.1941
T/S.Lt. 23.10.1942
T/Lt. 01.12.1943
... - ... ...
15.05.1944 - (10.1944) HMS Cassandra (destroyer) (as Gunnery Control Officer)
04.01.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Ulysses (destroyer)
Pyle,
Henry Gardiner
H.G. Pyle
(12?).1906
South Shields, Durham
-
21.02.1941
(KIA) [age 34]
[Lowestoft Naval Memorial, panel 4, column 3]
Prob. T/Lt.
11.03.1940
T/Lt.
09.1940?, seniority 11.03.1940
Master's Certificate No.40548 Newcastle, 07.08.1937. Naval & Eng. Officer's Union R24677, 27.01.1938.
11.03.1940
-
?
HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Portland)
(04.1940)


no appointment listed
04.12.1940
-
21.02.1941
Commanding Officer, HMS Rubens (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
[on Gibraltar and West Africa convoy protection duties, attacked and sunk by Focke Wulf LG200C Condor aircraft of Luftwaffe Gruppe I/Kampfgeschwader 40, Fliegerkorps IX, Luftflotte 3 flying from Brest / Bordeaux-Merignac on 13.02.1941 in the Western Approaches south of Ireland, but officially listed as 21.02.1941]
 
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