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K      
Kadjar,
Hamid
see: Drummond,
David
 
Kallin,
Mark [Samoylovich]
M. Kallin
Elder son of Samuel Kallin (1872?-1941), and Ida Kallin (1872?-1963).
Brother of BBC producer Anna Kallin.
Married (13.05.1936, Riga, Latvia) Xenia Poushkin (died 11.10.1968), daughter of Senator Eugène Poushkin & Mme. Poushkin, of St Petersburg; one daughter.
Late of 3, Skinner's Lane, London, E.C.4, and Old
Manor, Marsworth, near Tring, Hertfordshire.
1897
-
28.05.1943
in hospital in Northern Russia
(died of illness) [age 46]
[Chatham Naval Memorial, 73, 3]
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) ?
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 04.08.1942
Fur trader.
23.07.1942 - 28.05.1943 Admiralty [HMS President] (for special and miscellaneous services)
Published: Midnight sun over Karnoe (novel under pen name Peter Hall; 1933) [originally published in German as: Der Seehof (1928)]
Kauffman,
Draper Laurence
D.L. Kauffman
Married (04.05.1943) Margaret Cary Tuckerman.

04.08.1911
San Diego, California, USA
-
08.1979
Ponte Vedra Beach, Saint Johns, Florida, USA
T/S/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
27.09.1940
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
21.11.1940

Commendation

Cmdn

06.06.1941

disposal bomb Baron Renfrew (for gallantry involving the defusing of unexploded aerial mines, June 6, 1941)
Junior executive with United States Lines. From California.
(02.1941)
 
 
no appointment listed



served unexploded bomb disposal
Literature: Elizabeth Kauffman Bush, America's first frogman : the Draper Kauffman story (2004).
Kay,
Rev. [later Ven.] Kenneth
K. Kay
Son of Gavin Kay, and Grace Amelia Cooper.
Married Blanche Jones (1905-), daughter of Frank Jones, and Ellen Evans, of Saltburn; two daughters.
10.09.1902
South Bank, Middlesborough district, North Riding of Yorkshire
-
30.08.1958
Bradford, Yorkshire
Chapl. RN 05.01.1931 (resigned 05.1933)
T/Chapl. 29.01.1940 (resigned 31.07.1942)
Education: Durham Cathedral Choristers' School, Durham; St Chad's College, Durham University (BA, 1924; Dipl in Th 1925; MA 1927).
Deacon, 1925, Priest, Durham, 1926. Curate, Herrington, 1925-1927. Chaplain, St Oswald, Lahore, 1927-1930. Vicar, Queensbury, 1933-1944.
05.01.1931 - 08.11.1932 HMS Curacoa (cruiser) (and for 3rd Cruiser Squadron) [accommodated in HMS Colombo (cruiser)]
09.11.1932 - (01.)1933 HMS Delhi (cruiser) (and for 3rd Cruiser Squadron) [accommodated in HMS Ceres (cruiser)]
15.02.1940 - 21.01.1942 HMS Daedalus II (RN aircraft training establishment, Newcastle under Lyme)
21.01.1942 - 31.07.1942 HMS Liverpool (cruiser)
Vicar, Heaton, 1945. Honorary Canon of St Hilda in Bradford Cathedral, 1948. Rural Dean of Bradford, 1953. Archdeacon of Bradford, 1953-1957.
Keable,
Walter James
W.J. Keable
Son of Walter H. Keable, and Elizabeth A. Clarke.
Married ((06?).1935, Deptford district, London) Violet Florence Foster (03.10.1912 - 1982), daughter of William H. Foster, and Minnie M. Reed; ... children (one son?).
07.01.1915
Greenwich district, London
-
(06?).1982
Lewisham district, London
T/S.Lt. (E) 1942?
T/Lt. (E) 23.11.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
09.06.1943 - (07.1945) an Assistant Engineer Inspector, Engineer-in-Chief's Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Keay,
William Foggie
W.F. Keay
Son of Thomas Cook Keay (1849-1925) and Williamina Foggie (1856-1930).
Married (27.03.1918, Paddington, London) Frances Ravenscroft (1888?-1968); one son, two daughters.
26.03.1890
Dundee, Angus, Scotland
-
08.05.1968
Broughty Ferry, Angus, Scotland
A/S.Lt.
?
S.Lt.
18.03.1911
Lt.
19.11.1915
Lt.Cdr.
19.11.1923
Cdr.
30.06.1928
Capt.
31.12.1930 (retd 1944/45?)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire

OBE

02.01.1939
New Year 39
Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD
?
?
King Haakon VII Liberty Cross (Norway) Hkn
26.08.1947
services to Norway
01.11.1939

1939?
?
-

-
-
(07.1945)

1944/45?
(07.1945)
HMS Unicorn II, renamed: HMS Cressy (RN base, Dundee)
Maintenance Captain, Dundee
Naval Officer-in-Charge, Dundee 
31.10.1941
-
31.10.1943
also: RNVR ADC to the King
Deputy Lieutenant, Dundee, 04.1943.
Keenan,
Errol William
E.W. Keenan (Photo courtesy of Mr Danny Mercer)
Son of ... Keenan, and ... Hirst.
30.10.1917
Edmonton district, Essex/ Hertfordshire / Middlesex
-
05.2005
Enfield district, Middlesex
T/S.Lt.
?
T/Lt.
23.04.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
08.07.1942
-
05.1943
5th MGB Flotilla [HMS Mantis (Coastal Forces base, Lowestoft)]
26.05.1943
-
(10.)1943
First Lieutenant, HM MTB 441 (motor torpedo boat)
(12.)1943
-
(12.1943)
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 441 (motor torpedo boat)
24.01.1944
-
(10.)1944
HMS Mantis (Coastal Forces base, Lowestoft) (for MGBs, MTBs, etc.)
07.12.1944
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 794 (motor torpedo boat)
Kelly,
Douglas Henry
D.H. Kelly
Son of Lt.Cdr. (E) Henry Kelly, RNR, and Katie Kelly, of Douglas, Isle of Man.
1920 ?
-
12.03.1942
(MPK) [age 22]
[Liverpool Naval Memorial, panel 4, column 1]
T/A/S.Lt. (E)
?
?
-
12.03.1942
HMS St Briac (Fleet Air Arm target vessel) (hit a mine and sank 20 miles East of Aberdeen)
Kelsey,
Harry
H. Kelsey (Photo courtesy of Mr John Kelsey) H. Kelsey (Photo courtesy of Mr John Kelsey)
Son of Alfred E. Kelsey, and Edith Cooke.
Married (11.07.1942, Wortley district, West Riding of Yorkshire) Blanche Hazel Privett (09.03.1917 - 06.1999), daughter of Clifford Harris Privett (1893-1961), and Blanche Sidwick (1890-1970); one son.
22.11.1916
Ecclesall Bierlow district, Derbyshire / West Riding of Yorkshire
-
27.01.1995
Tottington, Bury district, Lancashire
T/Sg.Lt. 26.03.1943
Education: MB, ChB (Sheffield, 25.03.1942).
(04.1943)     RN Barracks, Devonport [HMS Drake]
03.05.1943 - 10.08.1944 Medical Officer, HMS Bann (frigate)
25.10.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Highflyer (RN base, Trincomalee)
(04.1946)     HMS Impregnable (boys' training establishment, St Budeaux) *
1946     returned to UK aboard HMS Nigeria
General practitioner, Ramsbottom, 1949-1976. Late House Surgeon EMS Hospital Wakefield. Visiting Physician Robinson Kay Home Manchester; Medical Officer Summerseat Home Children Manchester.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Kemsley,
Harold Thomas
"Tom"
H.T. Kemsley
Youngest son of Hugh Kemsley, and ... Brown, of Theydon Bois, Essex.
Married (11.09.1943, St Michael's Church, Chester Square, Westminster district, London) Dorothy Dufour Halahan, WRNS (28.11.1906 - 23.11.1983), elder daughter of Sg.Capt. T.D. Halahan, RN.
(12?).1911
West Ham district, London
-
(06?).1967
Theydon Bois, Epping district, Essex
T/A/Lt.Cdr. ?

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 11.01.1944 minelaying [LtCstJCft] 04-11.43 [investiture 02.02.45]

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 29.08.1944 Operation Hostile (minelaying etc. NW Coast of France 29.04.44) [investiture 02.02.45]
(04.1943) - (11.1943) HMS Defiance (DSC)
(04.1944)     Senior Officer, 10th ML Flotilla (Bar to DSC)
Kendall,
Richard Haddon
"Dick"
R.H. Kendall
Son of Joseph and Winifred Kendall.
Married 1st .... (marriage dissolved); one son, one daughter.
Married 2nd (1961) Maureen ...; two sons.
Lived as Wolfville, NS.

Times obituary
02.03.1923
London
-
18.12.2005
Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville, Canada
T/A/S.Lt.
?
T/S.Lt.
02.09.1943
A/Lt.
? (reld 1946)
Lt.
31.03.1953, seniority 11.12.1950
Lt.Cdr.
11.12.1958

Distinguished Service Order

DSO
22.02.1944
Operation Source (midget submarine attack on Tirpitz, 22.09.43)
Education: Epsom College (which he left at 16 to work in the City as junior broker at Lloyd's of London); Aberdeen University (1946-1949; B.Sc. in forestry)
1942


joined RNVR as a rating
06.1942
-
1942
went to sea in HMS Puckeridge (destroyer) (convoy duties)
1942
-
12.1942
HMS King Alfred (Temporary RNVR Officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
01.1943
-
05.1943?
diver training, HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)
09.05.1943
-
22.09.1943
12th Submarine Flotilla [HMS Varbel (midget submarine base, Port Bannatyne)]:
22.09.1943


diver, HMS X-6 (midget submarine) (Tirpitz action)
22.09.1943
-
05.1945
PoW in German captivity (mostly near Bremen)
1945


went to the Far East to help to bring home PoWs of the Japanese conflict, via Canada
Worked with the Forestry Commission, 1949-1957. Emigrated to Canada, 1957. Worked with the British Columbia Forest Service and with the Federal Forest Service in Ottawa, 1957-1960. Worked with the MacKenzie Forest Service in North West Territories, 1960-1963. Serve the National Park Service Until retirement in 1986 Superintendent of the Prince Edward Island National Park.
Kendall,
Sidney Frederick
S.F. Kendall
29.09.1907
Bristol district, Gloucestershire
-
04.1997
Bristol district, Gloucestershire
 
T/S.Lt. 13.11.1941
T/Lt. 13.11.1942 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
(02.1942)     no appointment listed
09.03.1942 - 19.09.1942 HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces establishment, Fort William) (for motor launches)
20.09.1942 - (01.)1945 Commanding Officer, HM HDML 1140 (harbour defence motor launch) [initially at HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces establishment, Fort William)]
10.07.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Wildfire (RN base, Sheerness)
Kendall,
Timothy Bingham Dale
T.B.D. Kendall
08.10.1913
-
(12?).1977
Birkenhead district, Merseyside
Prob. T/S.Lt.
02.02.1940
T/S.Lt.
?, seniority 02.02.1940
T/Lt.
02.02.1941 (reld < 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
25.08.1942
attack on U-boat Western Approaches 02.06.41
?
-
20.03.1940
HMS King Alfred (RNVR officer training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
20.03.1940
-
(06.1941)
HMS Periwinkle (corvette)
03.02.1942?
-
?
HMS Pennywort (corvette)
19.02.1945
-
(07.1945)
First Lieutenant, HMS Inver (frigate)
Kennealy,
Joseph Benedict
J.B. Kennealy
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
15.08.1911
-
28.02.1981
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 26.04.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
T/Lt. RNR 1956?, seniority 26.04.1945

* Special Branch officer employed on staff, etc., duties ashore, but who has not received any training of an executive nature

(07.1945) - (04.1946) no appointment listed
1956? - 1962? served RNR (for duty with Sea Cadet Corps)
His son writes: "He was part of the British Pacific Fleet. Went to Australia via the Panama Canal circa 1943. Returned via Cape Town circa 1946."
Kennedy,
Alastair Baird
A.B. Kennedy
Son of Alexander Anderson Kennedy and Letitia Kennedy; husband of Gillian Barbara Kennedy, of Charlton Kings, Gloucestershire.

Remembered at the War Memorial at Seaton, Devon (St Gregory's Churchyard).
1905 ?
-
15.11.1942
(KIA) [age 37]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 71, column 2]
Prob. T/Sg.Lt.
?
LMSSA
23.02.1942
-
15.11.1942
Medical Officer, HMS Algerine (minesweeper) (torpedoed and sunk off Bougie by Italian submarine Ascianghi)
Kennedy,
Alexander
"Alick"
A. Kennedy (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Hide) A. Kennedy (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Hide)
A. Kennedy (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Hide)

Married 1st Rachel Lockhart Smith (died 1956); three sons.
Married 2nd (01.1958) Joy Buchanan; one daughter, three step-daughters.

Residence: Glasgow; (1966) Bearsden, Dunbartonshire.

02.09.1917
-
12.06.1999
Maybole district, Ayrshire, Scotland
Midsh. 26.08.1937
S.Lt. 27.08.1939
Lt. 27.02.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
Lt.Cdr. 27.02.1949 (retd 10.03.1950)
Mention in Despatches

MID

13.10.1942 withdrawal from Hong Kong
Mention in Despatches MID 11.06.1946 wind up Far East
Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD ? -
Education: Kelvinside Academy; Loretto School, Musselburgh (winter 1931-apr. 1936; head of school, VI, Prizeman, XV, hockey (Capt.), pipe major, athletics [school record holder for the 440 yards], boxing, shooting, Officer Training Corps); Pembroke College, Cambridge (MA; University Relay Team).
Drycleaning, laundry and dyeing services.
26.08.1937     joined RNVR (Clyde Division)
19.08.1939 - (04.)1942 HMS Tamar (RN base, Hong Kong):
10.1939 - 12.1939 First Lieutenant, HM MTB 10 (motor torpedo boat)
12.1939? - (04.1942) Commanding Officer, HM MTB 09 (motor torpedo boat)
(06.1942)     no appointment listed
29.06.1942 - (10.1944) HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces training establishment, Fort William)
(01.1945) - (04.1945) no appointment listed
04.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Beaconsfield (base, Port Melbourne, Australia)
1945     Staff Officer (Logistics), Pacific Fleet (Hong Kong)
(1945/46)     staff Commodore Air Training
Company director (Bowie-Castlebank Lts. and subsidiary companies). President, Scottish Federation of Junior Chambers of Commerce 1957. Deacon of Incorporation of Bonnetmakers and Dyers, Glasgow 1960. Trustee of Loretto School.
Published
: Hong Kong full circle, 1939-1945 (privately published, 1969)
Kennedy,
John McLeod
"Jock"
J.McL. Kennedy
Son of Norman McLeod Kennedy, and Winifred Hardwick Moss, of Windermere, Westmorland.
(09?).1920
Kendal district, Westmorland
-
11.04.1944
(MPK) [age 23]
[Lee-on-Solent Memorial, bay 5, panel 4]
T/A/S.Lt. (A) ?
T/S.Lt. (A) 18.08.1941
T/Lt. (A) 07.10.1943
11.10.1941 - (08.1942) pilot, 827 Squadron FAA [HMS Indomitable (aircraft carrier)]
19.11.1943 - 11.04.1944 pilot, 848 Squadron FAA [HMS Sparrowhawk (RN Air Station, Hatston)] (missing, presumed killed during a navigational exercise)
Kennedy,
[Sir] Ludovic Henry Coverley
L.H.C. Kennedy
Son of Capt. Edward Coverley Kennedy, RN, and Rosalind Margaret Innes Grant.
Married (25.02.1950) Moira Shearer King, daughter of Harold Charles King; one son, three daughters.
03.11.1919
Edinburgh,  Scotland
-
18.10.2009

Ashdown, Avebury, Wiltshire
T/A/S.Lt.
11.01.1940
T/S.Lt.
03.11.1940
T/Lt.
11.07.1942 (reld > 04.1946)

-

Kt
1994
?
Education: Eton College; Christ Church, Oxford University (MA; 1948) .
11.03.1940
-
(<08.)1942
HMS Tartar (destroyer)
1943
-
1944
private secretary & ADC to the Governor of Newfoundland
22.08.1944
-
(01.)1945
HMS Zebra (destroyer)
01.05.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Wheatland (destroyer)
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
Librarian Ashridge (Adult Education) College, 1948-1949. Writer & broadcaster
Published: Sub­Lieutenant, 1942; Nelson's Band of Brothers, 1951; One Man's Meat, 1953; Murder Story (play, with essay on Capital Punishment), 1956; play: Murder Story (Cambridge Theatre), 1954; Ten Rillington Place, 1961; The Trial of Stephen Ward, 1964; Very Lovely People, 1969; Pursuit: the chase and sinking of the Bismarck, 1974; A Presumption of Innocence: the Amazing Case of Patrick Meehan, 1975; Menace: the life and death of the Tirpitz, 1979; The Portland Spy Case, 1979; Wicked Beyond Belief, 1980; (ed) A Book of Railway Journeys, 1980; (ed) A Book of Sea Journeys, 1981; (ed) A Book of Air Journeys, 1982; The Airman and the Carpenter, 1985; On My Way to the Club (autobiog.), 1989; Euthanasia: the good death, 1990; Truth to Tell (collected writings), 1991; In Bed with an Elephant: a journey through Scotland's past and present, 1995; Gen. Editor, The British at War, 1973-1977
Kennedy,
Ninian Glen
N.G. Kennedy
From Edinburgh.
?
-
Prob. T/Midsh.
05.01.1940
T/A/S.Lt.
14.01.1940
T/S.Lt.
14.01.1941
T/Lt.
01.06.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID
19.06.1945
Mediterranean & East Coast of England 03-12.43 *
Mention in Despatches MID
13.11.1945
minesweeping Le Havre & rescue work 45 **
* For courage, endurance and skill whilst with Light Coastal Forces in the Mediterranean & in Northern Waters.
** For courage, determination and great devotion to duty whilst engaged in clearing oyster mines by depth charges from the approaches of Le Havre, and the rescue of survivors from a ship mined in the approaches, during bad weather and under particularly dangerous conditions.
(04.1940)


HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
09.1940
-
(02.1941)
First Lieutenant, HM MTB 67 (motor torpedo boat) (10th MTB Flotilla) [HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)]
(03.1943)
-
(12.1943)
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 706 (motor torpedo boat)
(1944)


Commanding Officer, HM MTB 750 (motor torpedo boat)
29.04.1944
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 760 (motor torpedo boat)
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
Kennedy,
Stewart William
S.W. Kennedy
?
-
T/S.Lt. (E) 03.07.1941
T/Lt. (E) 16.02.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
08.11.1941 - (02.)1943 HMS Duchess of Fife (paddle minesweeper)
26.05.1943 - (06.)1944 HMS Cutty Sark (yacht; submarine escort vessel)
07.1944 - (04.1946) HMS Bullfrog (cable ship)
Kentish
John
William
J.W. Kentish

Elder son of Owen Kentish, of Blackheath, London.

21.01.1910
Blackheath, London
-
26.10.2006
Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
T/A/S.Lt. 18.12.1942
T/S.Lt. 18.06.1943
T/A/Lt. > 12.1943, < 02.1944
T/Lt. 18.06.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
Education: Rugby School (09.1923-01.1928; Tudor House; XV, 1926-27 (Capt.); Cadet Officer); Oriel College, Oxford.
Professional opera & concert singer and broadcaster. Principal tenor, Sadler's Wells opera, Glyndebourne, etc.
(02.1943)     no appointment listed
14.03.1943 - (10.)1943 HMS Eland (RN base, Freetown, Sierra Leone) (for liaison duties at Dakar)
01.11.1943 - (02.)1944 HMS Melampus II (RN base, Dakar, Senegal) (for disposal)
(09.1943) - (12.1943) British Naval Liaison Officer, "La Grandière" (French sloop)
15.03.1944 - (07.1945) Flag Lieutenant to Flag Officer Taranto and Adriatic [HMS Fabius (RN base, Taranto)]
(04.1946)     Admiralty [HMS President] *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Kenton
Ernest William
E.W. Kenton

12.08.1909
Twickenham, Brentford district, Middlesex
-
09.1997
Hackney district, London
T/S.Lt. (A)
12.08.1940
T/Lt. (A)
12.11.1940
T/A/Cdr. (A)
16.10.1944? (reld < 04.1946)
04.11.1940
-
(02.)1941
pilot, 755 Squadron FAA [HMS Kestrel (RN Air Station, Worthy Down, nr Winchester)]
25.03.1941
-
(02.1943)
pilot, 756 Squadron FAA [HMS Kestrel (RN Air Station, Worthy Down, nr Winchester)]
16.10.1944
-
15.11.1945
HMS Flycatcher (HQ of MONAB organisation, Ludham, Norfolk, then Middle Wallop, Hampshire) (for command of HMS Nabthorpe (mobile naval air base (MONAB) III)) [commissioned 04.12.1944]
Keown
Charles Eric Jones

C.E.J. Keown
Married ((09?).1953, Aldershot district, Hampshire) Vera Jean Lambson (21.01.1924 - (09?).1981); one son, one daughter.
(06?).1921
Belfast, Northern Ireland
-
(06?).1965

Surrey South Western district, Surrey
T/A/S.Lt. (E) 30.11.1944 (appointment terminated 09.07.1946)
30.11.1944 - (07.)1945 HMS Ulster Monarch (landing ship, infantry)
(10.1945)     no appointment listed
08.12.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Campania (escort carrier)
Kerner
Victor Mervyn Peter
"Cuckoo"

V.M.P. Kerner

Married Yvonne Hayward; two sons, one daughter.
?
-
09.03.2004
Dehiwela, Sri Lanka
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 1943?
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 20.03.1944
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 20.03.1946
      Special Branch officer employed on staff, etc. duties ashore, but has not received any training of an executive nature:
20.09.1943 - (01.)1945 HMS Bherunda (RN Air Station, Colombo, Ceylon) (for miscellaneous services)
05.1945 - (07.)1945 HMS Rajaliya (RN Air Station, Puttalam, Ceylon)
20.07.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Monara (RN Aircraft Repair Yard, Maharagama, Ceylon)
Manager of C.W. Mackie & Co. Galle.
Kerr
Arthur Edwin

A.E. Kerr (Photo courtesy of Fenella Kerr)

1917 ?
-
(09?).1962 ?
Ely district, Cambridgeshire ?
T/A/S.Lt. (A) 03.11.1944
T/S.Lt. (A) 03.05.1945 (reld 02.06.1947)
Lt. (A) 03.02.1949, seniority 18.01.1949 (commission terminated 20.07.1949)
(07.1945) - (10.1945) no appointment listed
(04.1946)     HMS Dipper (RN Air Station, Henstridge, Somerset) *
03.02.1949     commissioned, Air Branch of Permanent RNVR
03.02.1949 - 20.07.1949 1832 Squadron FAA (RN Air Station, Culham)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Kerr,
James Arthur
"Jim"

J.A. Kerr (Photo courtesy of Mr John Kerr)
Son of John Moffat Kerr (1864-1946), and Agnes Forsyth Wallace (1868-1930).
Married (25.01.1933, Carr's Lane Chapel, Birmingham) Catherine Dorothea "Doreen" Nevin (16.03.1905 - 04.10.1989); one daughter, two sons.
30.07.1898
Tradeston, Glasgow, Scotland
-
10.02.1953
Grimsby, Lincolnshire
Sg.Lt. 12.12.1925
Sg.Lt.Cdr. 12.12.1931
Sg.Cdr. 31.12.1939
King Haakon VII Liberty Medal (Norway) Hkn 04.03.1947 liberation of Norway
Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD 01.1942 -
Education: High School of Glasgow (1906-1915); University of Glasgow; MD (28.10.1928), MB, ChB (1923), DPH (1925), BSc.
15.04.1918 - 31.01.1919 T/Sg.S.Lt., HMS Goshawk (5th Destroyer Flotilla)
12.12.1925     joined RNVR (Mersey Division, later Humber Division)
28.11.1939 - (04.)1940 HMS Lochinvar (RN base, Port Edgar)
11.09.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Lochinvar (RN base, Port Edgar)
19.03.1941 - (04.)1942 Naval Health Officer, Scapa [HMS Proserpine (RN base, Scapa)]
05.1942 - (12.)1942 HMS Newcastle (cruiser)
31.12.1942 - (10.)1943 RN Barracks, Devonport [HMS Drake]
08.11.1943 - 10.05.1945 HMS Hopetoun (landing craft and minesweeper base, Port Edgar)
10.05.1945 - 02.10.1945 serving on staff of Flag Officer, Norway
A member of the Middle Temple, he had been medical officer of health of the County Borough and Port of Grimsby.
Kerr
William Alexander
W.A. Kerr (Photo courtesy of Ellen Steven)

Son of William and Agnes B. Kerr, of Northallerton, Yorkshire.
1924
-
10.03.1945
[age 19 ??]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 93]
T/A/S.Lt.
28.04.1944
T/S.Lt.
?
21.08.1944
-
(10.1944)
HMS Braganza (RN base, Bombay, India) (for coastal craft)
?
-
10.03.1945
HM ML 1394 (motor launch) (drowned)
Kerrigan,
James McNeill
J.McN. Kerrigan (Photo courtesy of Mrs Lesley Cairns)
Only child of William and Mary Kerrigan.
Married (1946) Helen Cameron; four children.
13.01.1922
Glasgow, Scotland
-
16.09.2006
The Vale of Leven Hospital, Alexandria, Dunbartonshire, Scotland
T/A/S.Lt. (A) 12.03.1943
T/S.Lt. (A) 12.09.1943
T/Lt. (A) 12.09.1945
(04.1943)     HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) *
05.1943 - (08.)1943 observer, HMS Cormorant II (RN Air Section, Gibraltar)
10.09.1943 - (02.)1944 829 Squadron FAA
(04.1944)     829 Squadron FAA *
(06.1944)     no appointment listed
21.08.1944 - (04.)1945 HMS Campania (escort carrier)
(07.1945) - (10.1945) no appointment listed
11.01.1946 - (04.1946) HMS Triumph (light fleet carrier)
Joined Customs and Excise in 1946 and retired as Collector Aberdeen. Moved to Helensburgh after his wife's death to be close to his family.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Kershaw,
Peter
P. Kershaw (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster) P. Kershaw (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster)
P. Kershaw
Eldest son (with two brothers, both killed in WW2) of Harold Slaney Kershaw, CBE (1882-1969), solicitor, and Pleasance Holt, of Endon Hall, Macclesfield.
Married (1950) Heather Worthington (née Bett); one son, one daughter, one step-daughter.
31.05.1915
Prestwich district, Lancashire
-
07?.2000
T/S.Lt. 10.11.1939
T/Lt. 10.11.1940 (reld > 04.1946)
Education: Rugby (2nd term 1929-2nd term 1934; Cotton House; XI 1934, Racquet Pair 1934); Worcester College, Oxford (represented Oxford at racquets (1936-38), tennis (1936-38) & squash (1937-38)).
26.02.1940 - (12.1941) HMS Venomous (destroyer)
29.10.1943 - 17.07.1944 HMS Conn (frigate)
18.07.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex) [initially: additional (not to join), then from 01.08.1944: additional (for instructional duties)]
10.04.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Opossum (sloop)
Was for more than 30 years chairman of Joseph Holt's brewery in Manchester; he was also one of the outstanding rackets and real tennis players of his generation.
Kershaw,
William Edgar
W.E. Kershaw
Married 1st (1941) Mary Alexa Clayton Cowell, MD (marriage dissolved); one son, one daughter.
Married 2nd (1961) Lois Freeland.

09.02.1911
Blackburn district, Lancashire
-
03.1998
Sefton North district, Merseyside
Prob. Sg.Lt.
31.05.1938
Sg.Lt.
1939?, seniority 31.05.1938
Sg.Lt.Cdr.
31.05.1944 (reld from active service < 04.1946)
Sg.Cdr.
31.12.1951
Sg.Capt. RNR
31.12.1959 (retd 31.12.1962)
Companion of the Order of St George and St Michael CMG
12.06.1971
HM's birthday 71: for services to parasitology
Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD
31.03.1952
-
Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD
13.03.1963
clasp
Education: Stand Grammar School, Manchester; Manchester University; MB, ChB (1935); MRCS, LRCP (1936); DTM&H Eng. 1946; MD 1949; DSc 1956. FIBiol; FIFM
31.05.1938


joined RNVR (Mersey Division)
28.07.1939
-
(04.)1940
HMS Greenwich (destroyer depot ship) (Scapa Flow)
23.04.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Harvester (destroyer)
05.04.1941
-
(12.1941)
RM Infirmary, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
02.04.1942
-
(07.1945)
RN Auxiliary Hospital, Diyatalawa, Ceylon (specialist in bacteriology) [HMS Lanka]
Formerly: Demonstrator in Morbid Anatomy, Manchester University; Leverhulme Senior Lecturer in Medical Parasitology, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and Liverpool University; Walter Myers and Everett Dutton Professor of Parasitology and Entomology, Liverpool University, 1958-1966. Honorary Lecturer, Department of Bacteriology, University of Manchester, 1977-. Scientific Advisor: Ribble Fisheries Association; Humane Res. Trust; formerly Advisor in Tropical Medicine, Manchester AHA; Hon. MO, Manchester, Salford and Liverpool Universities Naval Units; formerly: Cons. in Parasitology, WHO; Cons. to UN Environment Programme, SE Asia; Chairman, Tsetse Fly and Trypanosomiasis Committee, ODM; Member, Tropical Medicine Research Board, MRC (Chairman, Helminthiasis Committee). Vice-President, RSTM&H (Chalmers Memoral Gold Medal, 1955); Honorary Fellow, British Society of Parasitology. Non-executive Chairman, Mayor's Boatyard, Tarlton. Vice-Chairman, W Lancs Victims Support; Mem., Dunkirk Veterans' Association. Honorary Freeman, City of Rangoon, 1961. Professor of Biology, University of Salford, 1966-1976, then Emeritus Professor.
Kidd
Douglas Alexander

D.A. Kidd
09.05.1913 ?
-

T/S.Lt.
?
T/Lt.
30.04.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
07.07.1942
-
(10.)1944
HMS Bermuda (cruiser)
12.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Pioneer
Kidd,
Frank
F. Kidd
Son of Mary Kidd.
Husband of Hilda Kidd, of Keighley, Yorkshire.

04.05.1918
Durham district, Co. Durham
-
10.11.1942
(MPK) [age 24]
[Chatham Naval Memorial, 66, 1]
T/S.Lt. 04.12.1941
Education: BA (Sheffield).
1942 - 10.11.1942 HMS Martin (destroyer) (ship torpedoed & sunk by U-431 off Algeria)
Kilpatrick,
Charles Alexander
"Charlie"
C.A. Kilpatrick
?
-
Prob. T/Sg.Lt.
12.04.1940
T/Sg.Lt.
?, seniority 12.04.1940
A/T/Sg.Lt.Cdr.
< 02.1941
T/A/Sg.Lt.Cdr.
< 11.1943 (reld 1945/46)

MB, ChB

31.05.1940
-
(08.1942)
Medical Officer, HMS Southern Prince (motor launch)
15.11.1943
-
(08.1944)
Senior Medical Officer, HMS Vindex (escort carrier)
15.01.1945
-
(07.1945)
Medical Officer, HMS Sparrowhawk (RN Air Station, Hatston, Orkney)
Kilvert,
Eric Edwin Kingsley
E.E.K. Kilvert (Photo courtesy of Judith Kilvert)
Only son (with one sister) of Samuel Edwin Wooldridge Kilvert (1878-1954), and Laura Bloomer (1870-1955).
Married Patricia Bennett; five daughters, one son.
26.10.1909
West Bromwich district, Shropshire / Staffordshire / Warwickshire / Worcestershire
-
26.12.1992
Australia
T/Sg.Lt. 02.02.1940
T/A/Sg.Lt.Cdr. > 10.1943, < 12.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
Education: University of Birmingham (MB, ChB, 1935).
02.1940 - 03.1940 RN Barracks, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
21.03.1940 - (12.1942) HMS Atreus (minelayer)
(02.1943) - (04.)1944 Regimental Aid Posts, RM Group Mobile Naval Base Defence Organization 2 (MNBDO 2)
(06.1944)     no appointment listed
06.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Suffolk (cruiser)
On staff Clevedon Hospital & The Knoll Maternity Hospital. Factory Doctor in the UK. Immigration Off. for Canda/New Zealand. Sen. Res. Anaesthesist Queen's Hospital, Birmingham. Migrated to Australia 1956. Then medical practitioner at Beenleigh, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hon. Anaesthesist Mater. Miser. Hospitals Brisbane.
Kimble
George Herbert Tinley
G.H.T. Kimble
Son of John Herbert and Minnie Jane (Dickerson) Kimble.
Married (20.07.1936) Dorothy Stevens Berry; one son, one daughter.
02.08.1908
St Marylebone, Greater London
-
2004
Ditchling, East Sussex
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
06.11.1939
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.)
< 10.1944
Education: Eastbourne Grammar School; King's College, London (MA); University  of Montreal (PhD)
1939
-
05.09.1940
qualified meteorological officer, HMS President *
06.09.1940
-
(10.)1944
Naval Meteorological Service [HMS President] (London)
Assistant Lecturer in Geography, University of Hull, 1931-1936; Lecturer in Geography, University of Reading, 1936-1939.  Professor of Geography and Chairman Department of Geography, McGill University, 1945-1950; Secretary-Treasurer, International Geographical Union, 1949-1956; Chairman, Commission on Humid Tropics, International Geographical Union, 1956-1961. Director, American Geographical Society, 1950-1953; Director, Survey of Tropical Africa, Twentieth Century Fund, NY, 1953-1960. Chairman, Department of Geography, Indiana University, 1957-1962; Professor of Geography, Indiana University, 1957-1966; Research Director, US Geography Project, Twentieth Century Fund, 1962-1968. Rushton Lecturer, 1952; Borah Lecturer, University of Idaho, 1956; Haynes Foundation Lecturer, University of Redlands, 1966; Visiting Professor, University of California (Berkeley), 1948-1949; Stanford University, 1961; Stockholm School of Economics, 1961. Governor, Eastbourne Sixth Form College, 1980-1981. FRGS 1931. Honorary Member, Institution British Geographers. Editor, Weather Res. Bulletin, 1957-1960.
Publications: Geography in the Middle Ages, 1938; The World's Open Spaces, 1939; The Shepherd of Banbury, 1941; (with Raymond Bush) The Weather, 1943 (Eng.), 1946 (Amer.), (author) 2nd (Eng.) edn, 1951; Military Geography of Canada, 1949; (with Sir Dudley Stamp) An Introduction to Economic Geography, 1949; (with Sir Dudley Stamp) The World: a general geography, 1950; The Way of the World, 1953; Our American Weather, 1955; Le Temps, 1957; Tropical Africa (2 vols), 1960; Ghana, 1960; Tropical Africa (abridged edition), 1962; (with Ronald Steel) Tropical Africa Today, 1966; Hunters and Collectors, 1970; Man and his World, 1972; Herdsmen, 1973; From the Four Winds, 1974; This is our World, 1981; (ed for Hakluyt Soc.) Esmeraldo de Situ Orbis, 1937; (ed for American Geographical Soc. with Dorothy Good) Geography of the Northlands, 1955; articles in: Geog. Jl, Magazine, Review; Canadian Geog. Jl; Bulletin Amer. Meteorological Soc.; The Reporter; Los Angeles Times; The New York Times Magazine
* indexed, but not listed as such
Kindell,
Francis Richard
F.R. Kindell
Son of ... Kindell, and ... Stevens.
(09?).1921
Barnet district, Greater London / Hertfordshire / Middlesex
-
T/A/El.S.Lt.
?
T/El.S.Lt.
09.07.1942
T/El.Lt.
02.08.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
(1943/44?)


HMS Cynthia (minesweeper)
(10.1944)
 
 
HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Roedean School, Brighton) *
01.01.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMS Fairy (minesweeper)
* indexed, but not listed as such
King,
Harry
H. King
?
-
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 17.01.1943 (reld > 06.1943, < 08.1943)

* Special Branch officer employed on staff, etc., duties ashore, but has not received any training of an executive nature

(02.1943) - (06.1943) Admiralty [HMS President] *:
04.02.1943 - 22.05.1943 HMS Vindictive (fleet repair ship) (for armament duties)
* indexed, but not listed as such
King,
Norman Douglas
N.D. King (Photo courtesy of Mrs Pat Squire)
Married; at least one daughter.
16.07.1921
Hove, Sussex
-
05.1969
Supply Probationer
23.10.1940
Supply Assistant
22.01.1941
T/Leading Supply Assistant
06.11.1941
T/Supply Petty Officer
25.08.1942
T/A/Paym.S.Lt.
22.09.1943
T/Paym.S.Lt. =
T/S.Lt. (S)

22.03.1944
T/Lt. (S)
01.01.1946 (reld 31.07.1946?)
23.10.1940
-
28.11.1940
HMS Royal Arthur (training establishment, Skegness)
29.11.1940
-
14.01.1941
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
15.01.1941
-
06.08.1942
HMS Jackdaw (RN Air Station, Crail, Fife)
07.08.1942
-
13.01.1943
HMS Unicorn (aircraft maintenance ship) [while under construction; borne on HMS Caroline (RN base, Belfast)]
14.01.1943
-
25.07.1943
HMS Unicorn (aircraft maintenance ship)
13.08.1943
-
22.09.1943
HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
01.12.1943
-
28.04.1944
HMS Peewit (RN Air Station, East Haven, Angus)
04.07.1944
-
16.07.1944
HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)
17.07.1944
-
07.10.1944
HMS Kestrel (RN Air Station, Worthy Down, near Winchester)
10.10.1944
-
02.11.1945
HMS Flycatcher (RN Air Station, Ludham, Norfolk) [from 01.11.1944 Captain's Assistant Secretary]
02.11.1945
-
21.01.1946
HMS LST(Q) 2 (landing ship tank) (Assistant Secretary to Senior Officer LST [Snoop?])
(04.1946)


HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) *
25.03.1946
-
31.07.1946
HMS Moreta (RN base, Haifa) (Captain's Secretary, Senior Naval Officer, Levant Area)
* indexed, but not listed as such
King,
Peter Galbraith
P.G. King
Son of Richard G. King, and Mona B. Challen.
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
(09?).1919
Romford district, Essex
-
21.03.2008
Lanercost House Care Home, Carlisle
T/S.Lt. 27.03.1941
T/Lt. 27.09.1943 (reld 15.06.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID 23.05.1944 Operation Avalanche (Salerno landings, 09.43)
(06.1941)     HMS President III (accounting base for personnel serving on Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships) *
01.07.1941 - (02.)1942 HMS Safeguard (anti-aircraft guard base, Calmore, Southampton)
12.03.1942 - (02.)1944 HMS Delhi (cruiser) (despatches)
(04.1944) - (06.1944) no appointment listed
06.09.1944 - (04.)1945 HMS Unicorn (aircraft maintenance ship)
20.06.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Unicorn (aircraft maintenance ship)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
King,
Peter Kenneth
P.K. King
Son of ... King, and ... Bedwell.
(06?).1922
Kingston district, Middlesex / Surrey
-
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
30.04.1943
T/S.Lt.
> 10.1944, < 07.1945, seniority 30.04.1943
T/Lt.
30.04.1945
Bronzen Kruis (Bronze Cross) (The Netherlands) BK
27.02.1945
service in Dutch submarines [date of Dutch Royal Decree 11.01.45]
1942/45?
 
 
British Naval Liaison Officer, Hr.Ms. Dolfijn (Dutch submarine)
(10.1944)
 
 
no appointment listed
17.04.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Seraph (submarine)
(04.1946)


HMS Ferret IV (Captain SM surrendered U-boats, Londonderry) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
King,
Philip Geoffrey Colet
P.G.C. King (Photo courtesy of Mr Patrick Smith)
Third son, and seventh child of The Rev Herbert Alfred King (1870-1947) and Clara Lucy Matilda Young (1879-1962).
Remained unmarried.

In August 1943, he put into Aberdeen and "paid off" HMS Thirlmere, and then went to Saladin. Whilst with Saladin he took part in the rescue of 7 crew members from a Sunderland which had ditched in the Bay of Biscay. He took Saladin in company with HMS Scimitar, on the grounds that two destroyers gave a better chance against German aircraft. He took Command of HMS Seymour in Harwich on October 10th 1944. When on Saladin, he was concerned with the Slapton Sands Affair, when German E-boats got amongst the Americans practising for D-Day. He was responsible for pulling many drowned American troops from the sea, and reported that most of them had not put their "Mae Wests" on correctly. [Information provided by his nephew Mr Patrick Smith.]


 

14.02.1914
Holt, Norfolk
-
12.01.2001
Kimpton, Hertfordshire
Prob. T/S.Lt.
02.02.1940
T/S.Lt.
?, seniority 02.02.1940
T/Lt.
02.02.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
08.1943? (reld 11.04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID
02.06.1943
HM's birthday 43



HMS Greenfly (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
05.03.1940
-
(04.)1940
HMS Beaver (depot ship, Humber & RN base, Grimsby)
11.07.1940
-
(02.1941)
HMS Wastwater (minesweeping trawler)
27.03.1942
-
08.1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Thirlmere (minesweeping trawler)
20.09.1943
-
(04.1944)
HMS Saladin (destroyer) *
1944
-
10.1944
Commanding Officer, HMS Saladin (destroyer)
10.10.1944
-
(07.1945?)
Commanding Officer, HMS Seymour (destroyer) *
Secretary, Hertfordshire National Farmers Union (Retired).

* May have been in command from 20.09.1943 on, though that's not specifically indicated in the Navy List
** (07.1945) still indexed, but no longer listed as such
King,
Ronald Alfred Frank
R.A.F. King
?
-
2002
Hampshire
T/S.Lt. (E) 28.10.1940
T/Lt. (E) 01.09.1942 (reld 10.1946)
28.10.1940 - (12.1941) HMS Conqueror (auxiliary anti-aircraft vessel (coastal))
25.03.1942 - (01.)1945 HMS Marshal Soult (trawler base, Portsmouth)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
King,
Robert Philip Trafford
"Peter"
R.P.T. King (Photo courtesy of Mr Mike King)
Son of Robert B. King, and Phyllis Trafford.
Married 1st ((03?).1946, Shrewsbury district, Shropshire) Betty W. Young; one son, one daughter.
Married 2nd Joyce Taylor.
11.06.1919
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
-
02.10.1991
Whitby, Scarborough district, Yorkshire
T/Sg.Lt. 01.10.1943 (reld 1946)
Education: Oakham School, Rutland; Edinburgh University (MB, ChB 1943).
27.11.1943 - (07.)1945 HMS Blencathra (destroyer)
1945     HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)
(04.1946)     HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) *
General practitioner in Hurworth-on-Tees, Darlington, County Durham, then Grimsby, and finally Newton Aycliffe, near Darlington.
* indexed, but not listed as such
King-Turner,
Eric William
E.W. King-Turner
17.04.1905
-
01.11.2009
T/Sg.Lt. (D) 12.01.1940
T/A/Sg.Lt.Cdr. (D) < 10.1944
? - (10.1944) RM Infirmary Portsmouth
King-Wilson,
Albert Montague
A.M. King-Wilson
07.03.1897
-
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 30.11.1942
T/Lt. (A) 1946?, seniority 30.11.1942

* Special Branch officer employed on staff, etc. duties ashore, having not received any training of an executive nature, but has undergone a short course at the RN College, Greenwich

(12.1942) - (02.1943) no appointment listed
27.01.1943 - (07.1945) an Assistant to the Director of Naval Ordnance, Naval Ordnance Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
14.01.1946 - (04.1946) HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) (additional; for various services)
Kingdon,
Albert Thomas Victor
"Bert"
A.T.V. Kingdon
Son of Frank Stanley Kingdon (1886-), and Daisy Matilda Ward.
Brother of F/O Frederick Ernest Kingson, RAFVR.
Married 1st ((06?).1937, Greenwich district, Kent) Rose Ethel Laundy (21.03.1908 - (12?).1971).
Married 2nd (1975, Harrow) Dorothy I. Mason.
05.03.1915
Chelsea, London
-
(09?).1981
Hillingdon district, London
T/S.Lt. 19.02.1942
T/Lt. 19.02.1943 (reld 17.05.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 19.12.1944 for his good service distributing instructions in the assault anchorage after the first landings in Normandy 06.44 [investiture 20.07.45]
Mention in Despatches MID 03.07.1945 rescue of survivors of S/T Gold Shell, mined off Ostend 16.04.45
(04.1942)     no appointment listed
27.04.1942 - (06.)1943 HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces establishment, Fort William) (for motor launches)
(08.1943)     HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces establishment, Fort William) *
09.1943 - (10.)1943 HMS Orion (cruiser)
(12.1943)     HMS Orion (cruiser) *
(02.1944) - (01.1945) HM HDML 1383 (harbour defence motor launch) *
27.01.1945 - (07.1945) Commanding Officer, HM HDML 1383 (harbour defence motor launch) (DSC, despatches)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Kinnear,
Alexander Norman Stewart
"Sandy"
I. Kinross
Three daughters, one son.
?
-
died between 08.1973 and 08.1977 ??
Prob. T/Midsh.
09.02.1940
T/S.Lt.
14.12.1940
T/A/Lt.
09.08.1942
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
< 07.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
A/Lt.
?
Lt.
31.07.1947
Lt.Cdr.
09.08.1950 (retd 14.12.1969)
Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD
30.05.1957
-
Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD
22.04.1966
1st clasp
(04.1940)
 
 
no appointment listed
19.11.1940
-
(12.1941)
HMS Maidstone (submarine depot ship) (Mediterranean) (additional; for various services)
01.01.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Fabius (RN base, Taranto)
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
Kinross,
Ivone
I. Kinross
?
-
T/S.Lt.
?
Mention in Despatches MID


(1943)


Navigating Officer, HM MTB 606 (motor torpedo boat)
Kirk,
Charles Rodger
C.R. Kirk
Son of Henry Kirk (1885-?), and Catherine Seath Rodger (1895-?).
16.02.1919
Dysart, Scotland
-
?
T/S.Lt. 06.11.1942
T/Lt. 06.11.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
27.06.1943 - (04.)1944 HM BYMS 236 [from early 1944: BYMS 2236] (British yard minesweeper)
(10.1944) - (01.1945) HMS Burong (RN minesweeping base, Mandapam, India) *
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
07.03.1946 - (04.1946) Commanding Officer, HM BYMS 2034 (British yard minesweeper)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Kirkby,
Wilfred
"Wilf"
W. Kirkby (Photo courtesy of Mr Michael Wren)
Son of James Kirkby, and Alice Whisker.
Married ((09?).1945, Manchester district, Lancashire) Joan Cox.
(12?).1919
Chorlton district, Lancashire
-
(06?).1954
Manchester district, Lancashire
T/S.Lt. 04.09.1942
T/Lt. 10.10.1944
      served in armed trawlers and motor launches in the Mediterranean and South Africa:
      may have served at HM ML 358 (motor launch)
14.05.1943 - (01.)1945 HMS Wolborough (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Kirkhope
Douglas Innes
D.I. Kirkhope
11.08.1908
Wormit, Fife, Scotland
-
1980

Pollockshaws, Glasgow, Scotland
T/Lt. 19.09.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
29.02.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Devonshire (cruiser)
[was in charge of the 'prize crew' from HMS Devonshire that sailed the captured German heavy cruiser "Prinz Eugen" from Copenhagen to Wilhelmshaven 24-26.05.1945]
Kirkpatrick
Ross McFaul
R.M. Kirkpatrick
Son of Charles Magill Kirkpatrick, MBE, and Lucy K. Kirkpatrick, of Belfast, Northern Ireland.
1916 ?
-
22.10.1943

(MPK) [age 27]
[Plymouth Naval Memorial, panel 84, column 2]
Prob. T/Sg.Lt.
31.10.1941
T/Sg.Lt.
1942, seniority 31.10.1941

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC

22.12.1942

raid on Tobruk 09.42 [presented to next-of-kin]
Education: MB, BCh
11.1941
-
14.09.1942
Medical Officer, HMS Zulu (destroyer) (ship was sunk by Italian aircraft off Tobruk)
01.1943
-
22.10.1943
Medical Officer, HMS Hurworth (destroyer) (missing, presumed killed when ship was mined east of Kalymnos)
Kitchen,
William
"Bill"
W. Kitchen (Photo courtesy of Mr Roland Kitchen) W. Kitchen (Photo courtesy of Mr Roland Kitchen)
W. Kitchen (Photo courtesy of Mr Roland Kitchen)
Son of John W. Kitchen, and Mary S. Carroll.
Married Christina Morgan; five sons.
04.06.1924
Chorlton district, Lancashire
-
19.08.1999
Surrey
T/A/S.Lt. 1943/44?
T/S.Lt. 04.06.1944
Trained as an architect.
04.06.1942     rating from his 18th birthday and did do convoy escort duties in the North Atlantic including escorting Churchill to meet Roosevelt in USA
? - 04.06.1944 HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
01.08.1944 - (01.)1945 Commanding Officer, HMS St Elstan (anti-submarine warfare trawler) (Russian convoys)
19.02.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Mayina (transit & holding camp, Chat Camp, Colombo, Ceylon) (for disposal)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Professional actor.
Kitching,
Colin Thomas
C.T. Kitching (Photo courtesy of Mr Patrick Walker) C.T. Kitching (Photo courtesy of Mr Patrick Walker)
?
-
T/S.Lt.
?
T/Lt.
19.08.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
(08.1942)
 
 
LCP(L) 192 (landing craft, personnel (large)) (Dieppe raid)
08.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base)
Kitson,
John Charles Buller
J.C.B. Kitson
?
-
1988
T/Lt.
?
Mention in Despatches MID


(09.1942)


Commanding Officer, HM ML 105 (motor launch)
Kittredge,
Edmund Webster
E.W. Kittredge (Photo courtesy of Mr Eric Dietrich-Berryman)
05.12.1910
"Ridgeway", Charlotte County, Virginia, USA
-
02.1980
Washington, Rhode Island, USA
T/S.Lt. 14.08.1941
T/Lt. 14.08.1942
T/A/Lt.Cdr. ?
Banker from Virginia.
      joined RNVR as an American citizen
01.09.1942 - (07.1945) HMS Copra
      participated in invasions of North Africa, Sicily (wounded) & Normandy
Literature: Eric Dietrich-Berryman, Charlotte Hammond & R.E. White, Passport not required : U.S. volunteers in the Royal Navy, 1939-1941 (2010).
Knight,
Basil Francis James
B.F.J. Knight
Married ((09?).1941, Croydon district, Surrey) Gladys M. Dyson.
31.01.1914
-
05.1996
Sutton district, Surrey
T/Lt. 19.02.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
07.08.1943 - (01.)1945 Commanding Officer, HM HDML 1297 (harbour defence motor launch)
05.04.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Gregale (Coastal Forces base, Malta)
Knight,
Geoffrey Frank
G.F. Knight
?
-
T/A/Lt.
04.03.1944
21.06.1945
-
(07.1945)
officer, HMS Beehive (Felixstowe)
Knight,
Richard Egerton
"Dick"
R.E. Knight
26.07.1925
-
07.2005
Isle of Wight
T/Midsh.
07.04.1944
T/A/S.Lt.
26.01.1945
T/S.Lt.
26.07.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
08.05.1944
-
(10.1944)
First Lieutenant, HM MA/SB 36 (motor anti-submarine boat) [HMS Cicala (Coastal Forces base, Dartmouth)]
(07.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
01.12.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMS Chinkara
Knowles,
Peter
P. Knowles
?
-
T/Lt.
?

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
01.01.44

Mention in Despatches MID
19.09.44




Base Maintenance Officer, HMS Mantis (Lowestoft)
Knowlson,
Laurie Wilby *
L.W. Knowlson (Photo courtesy of Mr Adam Knowlson)
* first name also used as: Lauri & Lawrie
Married; at least one son.
Last residence: Mark Cross, Crowborough, East Sussex.
18.06.1918
-
23.08.1990
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
T/S.Lt.
24.07.1942?
T/Lt.
24.07.1943 (reld < 04.1946)

Atlantic Star; Burma Star

Education: King`s College, London
1938


joined RNVR



HMS Cambridgeshire (anti-submarine warfare trawler)



HMS Royal Arthur (training establishment, Skegness)



HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
26.09.1942
-
(06.1944)
HMS Kale (frigate) [eventually possibly even First Lieutenant]
03.04.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Chelmer (frigate)
Post-war a company director.
Knox-Little,
Arthur Henry Alban
A.H.A Knox-Little
?
[Chile ?]
-
[08.1973 still alive]
T/S.Lt. (A)
?
T/Lt. (A)
23.08.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
Lt. (A) RN
20.02.1946, seniority 23.08.1944
Lt. (E) RN
1948?, seniority 23.08.1944 (emgcy 06.11.1949)
1943?
-
1944?
Fleet Air Arm Mobile Workshop Unit [HMS Jackdaw (RN Air Station, Crail/Dunino), later at HMS Nighthawk (RN Air Station Drem, near Edinburgh)
28.01.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) (additional; for various services)
20.02.1946


transferred to RN (Extended Service)
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
(07.1948)


HMS Blackcap (RN Air Station, Warrington, Lancashire) *
16.08.1948
-
(05.1949)
HMS Siskin (RN Air Station, Gosport, Hampshire)
* indexed. but not listed as such
Koelges,
Norman Alford
N.A. Koelges
Of South Africa.
?
-

10.01.1941
[Halton (St Michael) Churchyard, 3.B.101]
Prob. T/S.Lt. (A)
?
?
-
10.01.1941
HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)
Konow,
Carl
C. Konow (Photo courtesy of Mr Eric Dietrich-Berryman)
1899
Copenhagen, Denmark
-
10.09.1972
Svendborg, Denmark
T/Lt. 23.08.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr. 11.07.1944?
      joined RNVR as an American citizen
09.12.1941 - (04.)1942 HMS Ausonia
05.1942 - (08.)1943 HMS Prince Leopold
08.1943 - 10.07.1944 HM LST 198 (landing ship, tank)
11.07.1944 - (01.)1945 Commanding Officer, HM LST 198 (landing ship, tank)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
Literature: Eric Dietrich-Berryman, Charlotte Hammond & R.E. White, Passport not required : U.S. volunteers in the Royal Navy, 1939-1941 (2010).
Kutcher,
Jack
J. Kutcher (Photo courtesy of Mr Jeff Kutcher) J. Kutcher (Photo courtesy of Mr Jeff Kutcher)
J. Kutcher (Photo courtesy of Mr Jeff Kutcher) J. Kutcher (Photo courtesy of Mr Jeff Kutcher)
Son of Harry and Rosie Kutcher.
Married (15.01.1946) Celia Deborah Smith; four sons, one daughter.
27.03.1920
Stoke Newington, London
-

02.12.2002
Netanya, Israel (buried there)
Ord.Sea.
19.07.1940 [P/JX 210473]
AB Sea.
18.04.1941
T/S.Lt.
26.03.1942
T/Lt.
26.09.1944 (for dispersal 27.04.1946) (reld 29.06.1946)
Commercial photographer & cinema operator.
19.07.1940
-
25.07.1940 
HMS Pembroke IV (accounting base, Chatham; for boom defence depot)
26.07.1940
-
14.10.1940
HMS Wildfire (RN base, Sheerness; for boom defence depot) [qualified wireless telegraphy (Boom Defence Service), 03.10.1940]
15.10.1940
-
14.01.1941
HMS Rooke (boom defence central depot, Rosyth)
25.10.1940
-
23.12.1940
HMS Star of the Realm (boom defence vessel)
15.01.1941
-
06.03.1941
HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, nr Portsmouth)
07.03.1941
-
28.05.1941
HMS Victory I (RN base, Portsmouth)
29.05.1941
-
12.12.1941
HMS Fishguard (sloop) [based at HMS Ferret (RN base, Londonderry)]
13.12.1941
-
25.03.1942
HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex; for training)
26.03.1942
-
22.04.1942
HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex; additional)
23.04.1942
-
26.04.1942
HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces training establishment, Fort William) (additional; for motor boat course)
27.04.1942
-
31.05.1942
HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth) (additional; for gunnery course)
01.06.1942
-
11.1942
HMS Saker I (accounting base, Washington, DC, USA) (additional; for passage to USA & for HM ML 395 (motor launch))
11.1942
-
11.1942
HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (additional; for passage to UK on relief)
09.11.1942
-
07.01.1943
HMS Leonidas (RN base, Takoradi, Gold Coast) (additional; for passage & as First Lieutenant for motor launches)
08.01.1943
-
30.05.1944
First Lieutenant, HM ML 266 (motor launch) [HMS Leonidas (RN base, Takoradi, Gold Coast)]
31.05.1944
-
18.06.1944
HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (additional, not to join; for passage to UK)
19.06.1944
-
26.07.1944
HMS Midge (Coastal Forces base, Great Yarmouth) (additional; for operational experience in Fairmile "D" class motor torpedo boats) [from 18.06.1944 gunnery course at HMS Excellent, from 25.06.1944 torpedo course at HMS Vernon]
27.07.1944
-
05.04.1945
First Lieutenant, HM MTB 768 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces establishment, Fort William)]
06.04.1945
-
02.06.1945
HMS Mantis (Coastal Forces base, Lowestoft) (additional; temporary; dismissed 16.05.1945 for 28 days of leave)
03.06.1945


HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) (additional, not to join; lent to HMS King Alfred for 4 weeks' general service course) (15.08.1945 & 15.11.1945 reported fit for Home (or Abroad) Shore Service with Re-Supply Auxiliary Minesweeper Base; YYNN)
(07.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
07.12.1945
 
 
HMS Hopetoun, from 01.03.1946 HMS Lochinvar (minesweeper base, Port Edgar) (additional; for divisional duties)
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
Kyd,
Kenneth Webster Milne
K.W.M. Kyd
Son of ... Kyd, and ... Long.
Married ((03?).1937, Rochford district, Essex) Lorne E.A. Lucking; ... children (one son?).
(09?).1911
Hackney district, London
-

Tonge, Sittingbourne, Kent
T/S.Lt. 28.11.1939
T/Lt. 17.11.1940 (reld < 04.1946)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Africa Star Afr St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
28.11.1939 - (06.)1940 HMS Fervent (RN base, Ramsgate)
24.06.1940 - (07.)1940 HMS Nimrod (anti-submarine establishment, Campbeltown) #
17.07.1940 - (12.1940) HMS Hurricane (destroyer) #
(02.1941) - (04.1941) HMS Nimrod (anti-submarine establishment, Campbeltown) *#
(06.1941) - (08.1941) no appointment listed #
14.08.1941 - (04.)1943 HMS Bradford (destroyer)
(06.1943) - (10.1943) HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Dunoon, Argyllshire) *
26.11.1943 - (01.)1945 HMS Nimrod (anti-submarine establishment, Campbeltown) (for miscellaneous duties)
20.02.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Philante (armed yacht)
Owned yacht "Sea Beggar".
# for the period 1940-1941 also (incorrectly?) showing under HMS Sambre
* indexed. but not listed as such
Kydd,
George Grandison
G.G. Kydd
1924
Pollokshields district, Glasgow City, Scotland
-
1997
Eastwood district, Renfrew, Scotland
T/A/S.Lt.
21.04.1944
T/S.Lt.
21.10.1944
16.06.1944
-
(10.)1944
HMS Wayland (depot ship)
12.12.1944
-
(07.)1945
HMS Lossie (frigate)
07.12.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMS Rushen Castle (corvette)
Kynoch,
Kenneth George
G.G. Kydd
Son of ... Kynoch, and ... Chetham.
Married ((06?).1937, Bedford district, Bedfordshire) Amy B. Bell.
15.05.1915
Bedford district, Bedfordshire
-
09.1984
Poole district, Dorset
T/S.Lt. ?
T/Lt. 13.11.1942
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 05.04.1949
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 23.02.1950
01.08.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Tracker (escort carrier)
Kyrke,
George Frederick
G.F. Kyrke (Imperial War Museum © IWM (A 29830))
?
-
?
... ...
Cdr. (S) 30.06.1934 (retd)
Royal Naval and Royal Marine Forces Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD ? -
... - ... ...
14.03.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Gannet (RN Air Station, Eglinton, nr Londonderry)
       


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