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Packer, J.H.
to
Pyne, E.J.T.

 

J.H. Packer  to  E.J.T. Pyne
Packer,
James Horace
J.H. Packer (Photo courtesy of Mr K.J. Lindsay)
20.12.1908
-
12.2005
East Surrey district
Prob. T/S.Lt. 23.08.1940
T/Lt. 23.11.1940
Education: Dulwich College (1920-1925).
      HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
(10.1940)     no appointment listed
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)
Paden,
Richard
C.S. Padley
Son of Richard Paden, and Mary Paden Grant.
(09?).1920
West Derby
-
27.03.1943
(KIA) [age 22]
[Lee-on-Solent Memorial, bay 4, panel 7]
T/S.Lt. (A)
03.11.1941
05.06.1942
-
27.03.1943
pilot, 816 Squadron FAA [HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent), from 02.1943 HMS Dasher (escort carrier) (ship destroyed through internal explosion in Firth of Clyde)]
Padley,
Charles Samuel
C.S. Padley
Married Barbara Winifred White-Smith.
(06?).1908
Ecclesall Bierlow district
-
11.11.1971
Malta
T/Lt.
18.03.1940, seniority 20.10.1939
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
< 07.1945 (reld < 04.1946)



mainly served in minesweepers in the Mediterranean off North Africa:
(04.1940)


HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
(10.1940)
 
 
no appointment listed
15.01.1941
-
(02.)1941
HMS Sharpshooter (minesweeper)
07.07.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Ilfracombe (minesweeper)
18.08.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Dryad (navigation school, Portsmouth) (for duty in Action Information Training Centre)
Practised as a lawyer pre- & post-war.
Published: Questions and answers on torts (1936)
Pagan,
Henry
H. Pagan
Son (with two brothers and one sister) of Rev. Alfred Pagan (1859-1917), Rector of Alburgh, Norfolk, and Ida Wilson (1876-1955).
Married (19.03.1943, Southgate, Swansea, Wales) Mabel Annette Holcroft Green (20.06.1924 - 24.01.2008), daughter (with one sister and one half-sister) of Robert Kellett Green, and Winifred Gwendoline Holcroft (1885-), of Swansea; three daughters.

17.01.1908
Alburgh, Norfolk
-
11.04.2005
Norwich district, Norfolk
T/A/S.Lt. 25.12.1942
T/S.Lt. 25.06.1943
T/A/Lt. 03.04.1944 (reld 03.04.1946)
Education: Westminster School (King's Scholar; 22.09.1921-07.1926; Triplett); Jesus College, Cambridge (22.10.1926-1929; BA; Rustat Scholar; read classics and rowed for the college in Cambridge and elsewhere).
A
dvertising copywriter with Godbolds Ltd from 1931 to 1939.
1943? - 1945? British Naval Liaison Officer with the Royal Hellenic Navy [BNLO of Greek LST-35 Lesvos, joining ship 18.08.1943]
(02.1943) - (08.1943) no appointment listed
(10.1943) - (10.1945) HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) *
Commercial bee farmer in Norfolk and from 1961 to 1968 was chairman of the Bee Farmers’ Association of Great Britain. In the 1970s he was a district councillor for South Norfolk and from 1984 to 1986 president of the South Norfolk Liberal Democrat Association.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Page,
Arthur Horace
A.H. Page
Son of ... Page, and ... Reavell ?
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
20.05.1912 ?
Edmonton district, Essex / Hertfordshire / Middlesex ?
-
(03?).1988 ?
Ryedale district, North Yorkshire ?
T/S.Lt. 05.03.1942
T/Lt. 05.06.1942 (reld > 07.1945, < 04.1946)
(04.1942)     no appointment listed
15.05.1942 - (08.)1942 HMS President III (accounting base for naval personnel allocated to Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships (DEMS))
(10.1942)     no appointment listed
11.11.1942 - (12.1943) HMS Queenborough (destroyer)
(02.1944)     no appointment listed
03.1944 - (06.)1944 HMS Sphinx (accommodation camp, Alexandria, Egypt)
09.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Phoenix (RN Aircraft Repair Yard, Fayid, Egypt)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Page,
Brian Henry
F.E. Page
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
?
-
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 19.04.1943
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 19.10.1943
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 01.08.1945
(06.1943) - (08.1943) no appointment listed
10.09.1943 - (04.)1944 HMS Mercury (HM Signal School, nr Petersfield, Hampshire)
(06.1944)     HMS Mercury (HM Signal School, nr Petersfield, Hampshire) *
06.09.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Birmingham (cruiser)
(04.1946)     HMS Birmingham (cruiser) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Page,
Frank Edward
F.E. Page
?
-
 
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 04.02.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
(10.1944)     HMS Pembroke IV (accounting base, Chatham) *
(03.1945)     British Naval Liaison Officer, "King George II" (Greek patrol craft) **
(07.1945)     HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
** (01.1945) incorrectly indexed as "HMS King George V"
Page,
Reginald Ellis
R.E. Page (Photo courtesy of Mr Ian Page)
12.04.1901
Kingston district, Middlesex / Surrey
-
05.1984
Bromley district, Kent
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
10.11.1942
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.)
> 10.1944, < 07.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
02.10.1942
-
(07.1945)
on staff of Flag Officer-in-Charge, Greenock [HMS Orlando (RN base, Greenock)]
(07.1945)


Security Liaison Officer to US Forces
Paget,
Norman Wilfred
N.W. Paget
Married 1st ((12?).1939, Romford district) Gladys M. Batchelor (died (09?).1962, aged 51); three children (younger two were twins, of which one died in infancy).
Married 2nd ((09?).1963, St Helens district) Barbara Joan Thornton (24.10.1927 - 05.1990).
02.08.1906
Romford district, Essex
-
10.1989
Hereford district, Herefordshire
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 1943?
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 15.04.1944
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 01.06.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
1943?     HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
      commissioned minesweepers
05.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Leonidas (RN base, Takoradi, Gold Coast)
(04.1946)     HMS Goldcrest (RN Air Station, Dale, Pembrokeshire) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Paisley,
Charles Stewart
C.S. Paisley
?
-
 
T/A/S.Lt. 24.03.1944
T/S.Lt. 24.09.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
It St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
02.09.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Mary Rose (Algerine class minesweeper)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Pallister,
Arthur Douglas
"Dougie"
A.D. Pallister
22.09.1901
Tynemouth district, Northumberland
-
01.1984
Plymouth district, Devon
Prob. T/Lt.
13.11.1939
T/Lt.
?, seniority 13.11.1939
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
< 07.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
18.03.1937


joined Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve [attached to London Division RNVR]
13.11.1939
-
(10.)1940
Naval Control Service, London & Gravesend [HMS Pembroke IV]
14.12.1940
-
(12.1941)
HMS St Cathan (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
23.02.1943
-
(07.1945)
Staff of Fourth Sea Lord's Office (Mails) [HMS President]
Pallott,
Percival Francis
P.F. Pallott (Photo courtesy of the PC Cother family, via Mr Tony Drury) P.F. Pallott (Photo courtesy of the PC Cother family, via Mr Tony Drury)
11.04.1918
-
02.2005
Reading district, Berkshire
T/S.Lt.
10.01.1941
T/Lt.
11.04.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID
24.03.1942
attack U-boat Western Approaches 19.10.41
(02.1941)


no appointment listed
17.02.1941
-
(10.1943)
HMS Mallow (corvette) [eventually as First Lieutenant]
28.05.1944
-
(07.1945)
Operational Staff of Flag Officer Commanding West Africa [HMS Eland (RN base, Freetown, Sierra Leone)]
Palmer,
Bertrand Aubrey
B.A. Palmer

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24.02.1892
Yokshama, Japan
-
(09?).1958
Westminster district, London
T/Lt.
06.10.1939
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
10.07.1940 (reld > 04.1946)
WW I


served as a rating [personal number J52483] & commissioned officer
06.10.1939
-
29.10.1939
HMS Hazard (minesweeper) (Scapa Flow)
30.10.1939
-
24.12.1940
Executive Officer, from 10.07.1940 Commanding Officer, HMS Mercury (paddle minesweeper) (mined off Milford Haven & foundered in tow the following day) [court-martialled & found guilty for the loss of the ship; reprimanded]
10.09.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Yeoman (RN base, Thames)
(10.1944)
-
(04.1946)
no appointment listed
Palmer,
James Harold
"Jim"
J.H. Palmer
?
-
T/S.Lt. (A)
13.12.1941
T/Lt. (A)
13.12.1942
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (A)
< 07.1945 (reld < 04.1946)
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
04.04.1944
landing operations 21.09.43
(09.1943)


SS Empire Macalpine
25.09.1944
-
(07.1945)
Assistant to Lt.Cdr. Operations, HMS Vindex (escort carrier)
Palmer,
Reginald Howard
R.H. Palmer
Son of Herbert William Palmer, and Emily Catherine Yates, both of Ross, Herefordshire.

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(06?).1887
East Dulwich, Camberwell district, Surrey

-
T/Lt.Cdr.
13.10.1939 (reld < 04.1946)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
16.09.1919
for valuable services in the Auxiliary Patrol
13.10.1939
-
(04.)1940
HMS Cormorant (RN base, Gibraltar)
17.07.1940
-
(07.1945)
HMS Western Isles (work up base, Tobermory)
Pankhurst,
John Arthur
see: RNZNVR officers' section  
Paremain,
Victor George Paul
"Vic"
V.G.P. Paremain (Signature courtesy of Colyn Brookes)
Son of [George?/Charles?] Thomas Paremain, and Ann Eliza Seamons.
Married ((06?).1937, Surrey North Eastern district) Joan E. Flowers (1915-2007); two sons.
28.05.1911
Kingston, Surrey
-
16.05.2007
Kingston, Surrey
T/S.Lt. 30.08.1940
T/Lt. 28.05.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 07.1945, < 04.1946 (reld 09.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 06.05.1941 sinking U76 07.03.41 [investiture 29.07.41]
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - & clasp France & Germany
Afr St - -
It St - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
RsnConv - -
05.10.1940 - (12.1941) Asdic Officer, HMS Arbutus (corvette) (submarine hunting & convoy duties, North Atlantic; DSC)
10.03.1942 - (10.)1944 First Lieutenant, HMS Poppy (corvette)
18.12.1944 - (01.)1945 First Lieutenant, HMS Ascension (frigate)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
14.10.1945 - 09.1946 Commanding Officer, HM LST 365 (landing ship tank)
Parker,
Chester James
C.J. Parker
Son of James Athol Parker and Margaret Ann Parker, of Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia.
1916 ?
-
11.08.1942
(MPK) [age 26]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 71, column 1]
Prob. T/S.Lt. 10.11.1939
T/S.Lt. 1940?, seniority 10.11.1939
T/Lt. 29.07.1941
Education: University of Queensland.
04.01.1940 - 27.08.1940 HMS Dunvegan Castle (armed merchant cruiser) (ship torpedoed 26.08.1940 by U-46 and foundered next day)
(10.1940)     no appointment listed
13.11.1940 - 12.1941 Navigating Officer, HMS Peony (corvette)
14.05.1942 - 06.08.1942 HMS Thorn (submarine) (sunk by Italian surface craft off Tobruk; declared overdue 11.08.1942)
Parker,
Henry Francis
H.F. Parker
?
-
Paym.S.Lt. 23.02.1935
Paym.Lt. = Lt. (S) 23.02.1937
A/Paym.Lt.Cdr. = A/Lt.Cdr. (S) > 02.1943, < 06.1943
Lt.Cdr. (S) 23.02.1945
1935     joined RNVR (East Scottish Division, later Clyde Division)
24.08.1939 - (06.1943) Secretary to Chief of Staff of Flag Officer-in-Charge, Glasgow [HMS Spartiate (RN base, Glasgow)]
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
01.01.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Flamborough Head (escort repair ship)
(04.1946)     Admiralty [HMS President] *
ACA.
Parker,
John Stanley
J.S. Parker (Photo courtesy of Mr Eric Dietrich-Berryman)
Son of Francis Stanley Parker and Harriet Amory Anderson Parker, of Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Husband of Violet Otis Parker, of Boston.
15.01.1890
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
-
18.10.1941
[age 51]
[Plymouth Naval Memorial, panel 61, column 2]
[commemorated at RN College, Greenwich]
T/Lt. 07.06.1941
Education: Harvard (1913).
Businessman and investor.
15.06.1941     joined the RNVR (as an American citizen)
? - 18.10.1941 HMS Broadwater (destroyer) [torpedoed & sunk by U-101, NW Approaches]
Literature: Eric Dietrich-Berryman, Charlotte Hammond & R.E. White, Passport not required : U.S. volunteers in the Royal Navy, 1939-1941 (2010).
Parkinson,
Cedric Guy
C.G. Parkinson (Photo courtesy of Mr David Parkinson)
Son of Herbert George Parkinson (1882-1946), and Maud Annie Fowler (1885-1963).
Married 1st ((09?).1937, Edmonton district, Middlesex) Dorothy J. Paine ((12?).1910-).
Married 2nd ((12?).1965, Harlow district, Essex) Lilian R. Stonehewer (née Masters) ((06?).1917 - ).
19.10.1913
St Pancras district, London
-
01.1991
Ashford district, Kent
Ordinary Seaman 26.05.1941
Able Seaman 25.02.1942
T/A/Leading Seaman 25.08.1942
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 08.03.1943
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 15.08.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
26.05.1941     enlisted RNVR
26.05.1941 - 09.07.1941 HMS Ganges (training establishment, Shotley)
10.07.1941 - 26.07.1941 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
27.07.1941 - 29.08.1941 HMS Mercury (signal school, nr Petersfield, Hampshire) [qualified for radio detection finding (RDF) duties 08.08.1941]
30.08.1941 - 01.11.1941 HMS Repulse (battlecruiser)
02.11.1941 - 23.12.1941 HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo)
23.12.1941 - 24.12.1942 HMS Enterprise (cruiser)
25.12.1942 - 29.01.1943 HMS Mercury (signal school, nr Petersfield, Hampshire)
30.01.1943 - 07.03.1943 HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)
08.03.1943     commissioned RNVR as Special Branch officer for cypher duties
01.11.1943 - 30.01.1945 HMS Elissa (Combined Operations base, Messina, Sicily, Italy) (for duty at Augusta)
31.01.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Hamilcar (Combined Operations base, Messina, Sicily, Italy)
Parkinson,
Charles Frederick Colville
C.F.C. Parkinson (Photo courtesy of Mr John Parkinson)
Son of Maj. Charles Colville Parkinson, MVO.
Residence: (1953) Wheathampstead.
21.07.1910
Nottingham district, Nottinghamshire
-
03.05.1973
Prob. T/Sg.Lt.
03.04.1942
T/Sg.Lt.
22.05.1943, seniority 03.04.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
27.04.1942
-
19.04.1944
Medical Officer, HMS Atreus (controlled Motor Launch base ship, East Indies)
(10.)1944
-
(01.)1945
HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) *
(07.1945)


Medical Officer, RM Signal Holding Company
MRCS, LRCP
* indexed, but not listed as such
Parkinson,
William
W. Parkinson
?
-
T/S.Lt. (E)
11.12.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
10.01.1945
-
(07.1945)
Engineer Officer, HMS Lochy (frigate)
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
Parr,
Norman Hillier
N.H. Parr (Photo courtesy of Chris Parr)
Only son of Leslie William Parr (1890-1968), and Doris Kathleen Scrutton (1899-1939).
Married; six sons, one daughter.
01.05.1924
Coventry, Warwickshire
-
12.2009 still alive
T/A/S.Lt. (A) ?
T/S.Lt. (A) 04.06.1944
T/Lt. (A) 04.06.1946 (reld > 07.1946)
      primary flying training at Pensacola, Florida, USA
      flew Corsairs at Jacksonville, Florida, USA
01.07.1944 - (07.1945) training & service as pilot, 1846 Squadron FAA [US Naval Air Station Lewiston, then shipping to UK aboard HMS Ranee (escort carrier), then HMS Gadwell (RN Air Station, Sydenham, Belfast), then HMS Gannet (RN Air Station, Eglinton, Co. Londonderry), then RAF Ballyhalbert, Co. Down, then HMS Colossus (aircraft carrier) [visiting HMS Grebe, Vellura, RNAS Coimbatore, Trincomalee, Jervis Bay NSW Australia, joining up with the US fleet, the ship then operated at Tananan-Leyte, Shanghai, Korea, Manila, Hong Kong]]
(04.1946)     1846 Squadron FAA *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Parr,
Sydney
S. Parr
 
?
-
Seaman ? [JX 264305]
T/S.Lt. 28.08.1942
T/Lt. 28.11.1942 (reld > 07.1945, < 04.1946)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 14.11.1944 Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44) [decoration posted]
(10.1942)     no appointment listed
(12.1942) - (07.1945) HM Dinosaur (Combined Operations base, Troon): *
      HM LCT 379 (landing craft, tank)
      HM LCT 369 (landing craft, tank)
      HM LCT 304 (landing craft, tank)
?     Commanding Officer, HM LCG 5 (landing craft, gun)
(06.1944)     Commanding Officer, HM LCG 18 (landing craft, gun) (DSC)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Parrish,
Joseph Reginald
J.R. Parrish
 
09.03.1919
-
05.12.1986
Sutton district, Surrey
T/S.Lt. (A) 10.06.1940
T/Lt. (A) 01.12.1942
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (A) 02.11.1943?
A/Lt. 01.08.1945, seniority 01.12.1941
A/Lt.Cdr. 01.08.1945, seniority 02.11.1943? (commission terminated 06.04.1946; medically unfit)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 29.07.1941 Battle of Cape Matapan [decoration posted]
24.06.1940 - 23.11.1940 829 Squadron FAA [HMS Peregrine (RN Air Station, Ford, Sussex)]
24.11.1940 - (04.)1941 829 Squadron FAA [HMS Formidable (aircraft carrier)] (DSC)
31.05.1941 - (02.)1942 830 Squadron FAA [HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)]
23.02.1942 - (04.)1942 825 Squadron FAA [HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)]
30.04.1942 - (10.)1942 observer, 766 Squadron FAA [HMS Landrail (RN Air Station, Machrihanish, Argyllshire)]
22.10.1942 - (10.)1943 observer, 818 Squadron FAA
02.11.1943 - (06.)1944 Commanding Officer, 813 Squadron FAA
(10.1944) - (01.1945) 813 Squadron FAA *
08.01.1945 - (04.1945) HMS King George V (battleship)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
01.08.1945     transferred to RN
(10.1945)     HMS Formidable (aircraft carrier) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Parry,
Gordon Carthew
G.C. Parry
26.04.1907
South Stoneham district, Hampshire
-
10.1994

Southampton district, Hampshire
T/S.Lt. (E)
01.11.1943
(10.1944)
 
 
no appointment listed
(01.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
(07.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
12.1945
-
(04.1946)
Boom Defence Depot Colombo (Ceylon) [HMS Lanka]
Parsons,
Anthony
A. Parsons
?
-
Prob. S.Lt. 31.08.1939
S.Lt. 15.01.1940
Lt. 03.03.1942
01.01.1940 - (04.)1942 HMS Amazon (destroyer)
20.05.1942 - (12.)1942 HMS Stork (sloop)
04.01.1943 - (10.)1943 HMS Nimrod (anti-submarine training establishment, Campbeltown) (for miscellaneous duties; for anti-submarine duties)
24.10.1943 - (06.)1944 HMS Seahawk (Coastal Forces base for anti-submarine training, Ardrishaig) (for anti-submarine duties)
01.10.1944 - (10.)1944 Anti-Submarine Officer, HMS Westcott (destroyer)
16.10.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Lark (sloop)
(04.1945)     no appointment listed
18.06.1945 - (07.)1945 HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Dunoon, Argyllshire) (for miscellaneous duties; for anti-submarine duties)
10.08.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Cyclops (submarine depot ship) (for anti-submarine training duties)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Parsons,
Thomas Maurice
"Tommy"
T.M. Parsons (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Hide) T.M. Parsons (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Hide)

08.12.1915
-
10.1995
Tunbridge Wells district, Kent
Prob. Cadet HKRNVR
19.03.1938
A/S.Lt. HKRNVR
15.11.1938
A/Lt. HKRNVR
01.05.1940
T/Lt. RNVR
17.07.1942, seniority 01.05.1940
19.03.1938
 
 
joined Hong Kong Naval Volunteer Force (later Hong Kong RNVR)
12.02.1940
-
26.12.1941
HMS Tamar (RN base, Hong Kong):
(02.1941)
-
26.12.1941
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 27 (motor torpedo boat)
17.07.1942
 
 
transferred RNVR
(10.1944)
 
 
no appointment listed
10.12.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Highflyer (RN base, Trincomalee)
(04.1946)
 
 
HMS Golden Hind (RN manning depot, Sydney, NSW) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Parton,
[Prof.] John Edwin
J.E. Parton (Photo courtesy of Mrs Celia Morgan, née Parton)
Son of Edwin and Elizabeth Parton. Married (07.09.1940, Bolton) Gertrude Brown; one
son, one daughter.
26.12.1912
Kingswinford, Staffordshire
-
31.10.2002
Bramcote Nursing Home, Beeston, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Prob. T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
02.10.1939
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
31.01.1940
T/El.Lt.
?, seniority 31.01.1940
T/A/El.Lt.Cdr.
1943 (reld 07.03.1946)
Education: Huntington Church of England School; Cannock Chase Mining College; University of Birmingham (B.Sc. in electrical engineering, 1933 (1st class honours); Ph.D., 1938); Glasgow University (D.Sc., 1971)
Training: Littleton Collieries, 1934; Electrical Construction Co., 1935; (Probationary) Assistant Engineer, Post Office Engineering Department, Dollis Hill Research Station, 11.04.1938-1939. Part-time lecturer at Cannock Chase Mining College (1931-1938) and at Northampton Polytechnic in London (1938-1939).
02.10.1939
-
?
anti-submarine training, HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Portland)
02.10.1939?
-
(04.1940)
HMS Cochrane (RN base, Rosyth)
14.11.1939?
-
1942?
Rosyth Escort Force [HMS Cochrane II]
1942
- 04.1944 Port Anti-Submarine Officer, Colombo, Ceylon [HMS Lanka?]
(10.1944)
-
(01.1945)
HMS Douglas (destroyer) *
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
Senior Scientific Officer, British Iron and Steel Research Association, 1946. Appointed lecturer in electrical engineering at the University of Glasgow in 1946. In 1952, he became a member of the Senate of the university, and a senior lecturer in electrical engineering in 1954. In 1955, he joined The University of Nottingham as professor of electrical engineering and head of the Department of Electrical (and later, 'Electronic') Engineering. Parton retired from this post in 30 September 1978.
Senior Visiting Scientist, National Science Foundation at University of Tennessee, 1965-1966; Visiting Professor, University of West Indies, Trinidad, 1979, 1980. Chairman, East Midland Centre Institution of Electrical Engineers, 1961-1962. FIEE 1966; Life MIEEE 1990; FIMechE 1967.
From 1947, Parton was an assessor for the Institutions of Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering (IMEEE) for higher national certificate examinations in Scotland, and an external examiner for diplomas for Herriot-Watt College. He gained much experience in light and heavy electrical engineering with the Post Office Research establishment and as senior scientific officer of the British Iron and Steel Research Association. In 1965-66, Parton took a research and lecture sabbatical to the electrical engineering department at the University of Tennessee in the USA. Parton wrote many articles and lectures on a variety of aspects of electrical engineering.
Published: Applied Electromagnetics (jointly), 1975; papers in Proc. IEE, Trans. IEEE, Trans. IES, Instrument Practice, International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education, etc.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Pashley,
Frank Arthur
F.A. Pashley (Photo courtesy of Mr Brian Boon)
Son of Eugene Frank Pashley, and Dorothea Louisa Hilliar.
(03?).1925
St Pancras district, London
-
17.02.1952
Sicily (flying accident)
T/A/S.Lt.
22.06.1944
T/S.Lt.
22.12.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
14.10.1943
-
(07.1945)
HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
Passenger on a Hunter Air Travel Vickers 614 Viking 1 aircraft Regn G-AHPI, which flew into the north slope of the La Cinta mountain range of Sicily at a height of 1040 m. It was an International Non Scheduled Passenger flight from Nice-Côte d'Azur airport Malta-Luqa. All 5 crew and all 26 passengers were killed.
Paterson,
John Clendinning
"Glen"
J.C. Paterson

?
-
T/Lt.
07.04.1940 (reld < 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID
28.11.1944
Operation Neptune (Normandy 06.44)
28.06.1940
-
(12.1941)
HMS Lady Blanche (armed yacht)
09.09.1943
-
(06.)1944
HMS Sidmouth (Bangor class minesweeper) *
(07.1945)


HMS Kingston Amber (anti-submarine warfare trawler) **
* (10.1944) & (01.1945) still indexed, but no longer listed as such
** indexed, but not listed as such
Paton,
Harold William
H.W. Paton
Son of late Clifford James Paton.
Married (1947) Joan Orby, daughter of late Lt.Col. Cecil Gascoigne, DSO, Seaforth Highlanders; one daughter.
06.10.1900
Guildford, Surrey
-
16.03.1986
Heronsbrook, Foulis, Evanton, Ross­shire
T/Lt.
01.12.1939
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
1944 (reld 1945/46)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
01.01.1943
New Year 43 [investiture 11.05.43]
Education: Winchester College; Christ Church, Oxford
Called to the Bar (Inner Temple), 1923 and practised at Common Law Bar.
29.11.1938


joined Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve [attached to London Division RNVR]
01.09.1939
-
(04.)1940
Commanding Officer, HMS Titan (auxiliary minesweeper)
17.06.1940
-
(02.1941)
HMS Dolphin (submarine depot) (for Fort Blockhouse)
(12.1941)
 
 
no appointment listed



HM ML 101 (motor launch)
08.1942
-
(01.1943?)
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 510 (motor torpedo boat)
10.01.1943
-
(04.)1944
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 613 (motor torpedo boat)
18.05.1944
-
(06.)1944
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 734 (motor torpedo boat) & Senior Officer, 59th MTB Flotilla
(10.1944)
 
 
no appointment listed
(01.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
05.02.1945
-
(07.1945)
Coastal Forces Materiel Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
Judge of County Courts, Circuit No 54 (Bristol, etc) 1950-71; Chairman, Somerset Quarter Sessions, 1965-71.
Patrick,
Robert
R. Patrick
10.05.1912
Belfast
-
T/Lt. (E)
27.12.1943
Burma Star ? ; North Africa Star ?



possibly served on: HMS Ajax (cruiser) and HMS Warspite (battleship)
28.02.1944
-
(06.)1944
HMS Ferret (RN base, Londonderry)
(10.1944)
 
 
HMS Ferret (RN base, Londonderry) *
14.11.1944
-
(07.1945)
HM LST 5 (landing ship, tank)
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Pattinson,
George Harry
G.H. Pattinson

03.08.1918
Kendal district, Westmorland
-
09.1997
Kendal district, Westmorland
T/S.Lt.
31.01.1941
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
01.06.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
21.05.1941
-
31.01.1942
HMS Culver (escort) (torpedoed & sunk by U-105 in East Atlantic)
03.1944
-
(10.1944)
HMS Baldur III (RN base, Hvitanes, Iceland) (for controlled mining)
(01.1945)


HMS Vernon (training establishment, Roedean School, Brighton) *
15.02.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Skirmisher (RN base, Milford Haven)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Pattinson,
Hugh McKenzie
H.M. Pattinson

Son of Thomas and Catherine Pattinson, of Kirkcaldy, Fife.
1918 ?
-

05.11.1940
(KIA) [age 22]
[Liverpool Naval Memorial, panel 4, column 2]
A/S.Lt. (E)
?
?
-
05.11.1940
HMS Jervis Bay (armed merchant cruiser)
Patton,
Henry Alexander
"Harry"
H.A. Patton (Photo courtesy of Mr Marcus Patton) H.A. Patton (Photo courtesy of Mr Marcus Patton)

Married (09.1947) Margery Drennan; two sons.
04.03.1917
Belfast, Northern Ireland
-

08.08.2010
T/S.Lt. 08.12.1939
T/Lt. 04.03.1942 (reld 12.03.1946)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - & clasp
Burma Star Bur St - -
It St - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -

Medals of H.A. Patton (Photo courtesy of Mr Marcus Patton)

27.01.1940 - (10.)1940 HMS Marmion (paddle minesweeper)
03.11.1940 - 01.1941 HMS Lorna Doone (paddle minesweeper)
1941?     HMS Duchess of Fife (paddle minesweeper)
? - 09.05.1941 HMS Queenworth (mine destructor vessel) (sunk by German aircraft in North Sea)
03.06.1941 - (08.)1943 HMS Hoxa (minesweeping trawler)
22.10.1943 - (06.)1944 HMS Kedah (auxiliary patrol vessel / accommodation ship)
18.09.1944 - 24.10.1944 First Lieutenant, HMS Mincarlo (minesweeping trawler)
10.11.1944 - 06.06.1945 First Lieutenant, HMS Imperialist (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
08.08.1945 - 12.03.1946 HMS Godwit (RN Air Station, Hinstock, Salop)
Pauer,
William Michael
"Mike"
R.C. Howard (Photo courtesy of Sally Oldfield)

Son of John Pauer, Professor of Pianoforte, Royal Academy of Music, and Viola Rachiel Scott, of Blackheath.
Married (13.08.1949) Florence Dorothy Boase (08.04.1922 - 03.1997), daughter of Col. George Orlebar Boase, CBE, RA, of Curles, Little Common, Bexhill; one son, two daughters.
06.03.1922
Woolwich district, London
-
20.06.2008
T/A/S.Lt. 02.10.1942
T/S.Lt. 02.04.1943
T/Lt. 02.04.1945
Education: Westminster School (19.09.1935-07.1940); BA (Lond; Hons Hist) 1954.
... - ... ...
24.01.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Mantis (Coastal Forces base, Lowestoft) (for 4th MTB Flotilla):
      First Lieutenant, HM MTB 467 (motor torpedo boat)
03.1944     HM MTB 470 (motor torpedo boat)
briefly     Commanding Officer, HM MTB 456 (motor torpedo boat)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
Schoolmaster, L.E.A. Surrey County Council.
Paul,
William George
W.G. Paul
Married Fiona Campbell, who remarried ... Turner.
16.03.1925
Stroud, Gloucestershire
-
18.08.1987
Gloucester district, Gloucestershire
T/Midsh. (Sp.Br.) * 31.03.1944
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 16.09.1944
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 16.03.1945 (reld > 04.1946)

* Special Branch officer who has qualified for and is undertaking general duties of an executive nature on shore

22.05.1944 - (06.)1944 HMS Vectis (RN base, Seaview, Isle of Wight)
(10.1944)     HMS Vectis (RN base, Seaview, Isle of Wight) *
10.11.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Nairana (escort carrier)
(07.1945) - (04.1946) no appointment listed [possibly at HMS Royal Alfred (Kiel, Germany)]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Paulsen,
Donald McKechnie
D.McK. Paulsen

Son (with three brothers and three sisters) of Capt. Olaf Paulsen (1879-1961), Merchant Navy, and Janet McKechnie (1876-1954).
1915
Leith district, Edinburgh, Scotland
-
1995
Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 19.02.1942
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 19.02.1943
T/A/Lt. 1943?, seniority 19.02.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
(04.1942) - (02.1943) HMS Merlin (RN Air Station, Donibristle, Fife) *
(04.1943) - (08.1943) no appointment listed
17.08.1943 - (02.)1944 HMS Wildfire (RN base, Sheerness)
18.02.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Leigh (RN base, Southend on Sea)
01.04.1945 - (07.1945) Admiralty [HMS President] (for special and miscellaneous services)
Customs agent pre- & post-war.
Payne,
Arthur Edward
A.E. Payne
Son of ... Payne, and ... Kelly.
Married Agnes Duncan Payne (née ...); at least two children.
18.02.1925
West Ham district, London
-
T/Lt. (A)
09.10.1943
T/S.Lt. (A)
18.02.1945
Lt. RN
14.05.1951
Lt. RAN
01.01.1955, seniority 18.02.1949
Lt.Cdr. RAN
18.02.1957 (retd 18.02.1970)
03.10.1943
-
28.02.1947
served RNVR:
10.1943
-
09.1944
New Entry Training, Elementary Flying Training School & Service Flying Training School Canada [HMS St Vincent (Forton Barracks, Gosport)] (training to wings standard) *
09.1944
-
05.1945
Advanced Flying Unit, Tealing, Scotland & Operation Training Unit [HMS Jackdaw (RN Air Station, Crail, Fife)] (training to operational standard) *
06.1945
-
(07.)1945
756 Squadron FAA [HMS Ukussa (RN Air Station, Katukurunda, Ceylon)] (awaiting first line appointment)
1945
-
12.1945
HMS Golden Hind (RN manning depot, Sydney, NSW, Australia) (awaiting first line appointment)
(04.1946)


HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) **
04.1946
-
08.1946
HMS Merganser (RN Air Station, Rattray) (observer training)
08.1946
-
12.1946
Victoria Barracks, Southsea [HMS Victory ?] (divisional duties)
14.05.1951
-
06.1951
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (divisional course)
06.1951
-
07.1951
771 Squadron FRU [HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton, Somerset)] (refresher course)
07.1951
-
10.1951
HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)
10.1951
-
?
Officer Flying School I [HMS Fulmar (RN Air Station, Lossiemouth, Morayshire)]
?
-
04.1952
Officer Flying School II [HMS Gannet (RN Air Station, Eglinton, Co. Londonderry)]
05.1952
-
06.1952
communications, 781 Squadron FAA [HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)]
14.06.1952
-
31.12.1954
on loan to RAN
01.01.1955


transferred to RAN (see detailed service record & personal file)
* in the Navy Lists of Apr 44, Jun 44, Oct 44 & Jul 45 under  836 Squadron FAA as from 07.12.1943
** indexed, but not listed as such
Payne,
Cyril Reginald
C.R. Payne
Changed last name to Broomfield-Payne, 01.06.1944.
Married ((03?).1933, Paddington district, London) Marjorie Clarke; two sons, two daughters.
1900
Lisbon, Portugal
-
(03?).1969
Yeovil district, Somerset
Prob. T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 13.01.1941
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 1941?, seniority 13.01.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.) > 01.1945, < 04.1945 (reld > 07.1945, < 04.1946)

* Special Branch officer employed on mining or anti-submarine fixed defence duties

20.02.1941 - (08.)1941 HMS Beaver II (RN base, Immingham)
(10.1941) - (12.1941) no appointment listed
01.12.1941 - (08.)1943 Controlled Mining Department, HMS Vernon (torpedo school and experimental establishment, Roedean School, Brighton)
06.09.1943 - (07.1945) Torpedoes and Mining Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
Peace
Anthony
A. Peace
Son of Capt. Alfred Geoffrey Peace, DSO, RN (died on active service, 1940), and Maud Scafe.
21.06.1920
Southsea, Hampshire
-
09.04.1942

(MPK) [age 21]
[Lee-on-Solent Memorial, bay 4, panel 1]
Prob. T/A/S.Lt. (A) 07.10.1940
T/S.Lt. (A) 21.06.1941
22.10.1940 - (02.)1941 acting observer, 810 Squadron FAA [HMS Ark Royal (aircraft carrier)]
(12.1941)     no appointment listed
? - 09.04.1942 observer, 806 Squadron FAA [HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon)] (missing, presumed killed in an air crash when observing for 11 Squadron RAF)
Peacock,
Frank Bailey
F.B. Peacock
1914 ?
-

Whangaparaoa, New Zealand
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
23.09.1939
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
23.09.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.)
> 07.1945 (reld 25.02.1946)
23.09.1939
-
02.1946
Salvage Department, Admiralty [HMS President]:
23.09.1939
-
03.01.1941
for duty with Chief Salvage Officer, Southern Area
03.01.1941
-
02.1946
naval staff
Pearce
Anthony Robert George
A.R.G. Pearce
Son of ... Pearce, and ... Ward.
(06?).1917
Southampton district, Hampshire
-
22.10.1943

(MPK) [age 26]
[Plymouth Naval Memorial, panel 84, column 1]
S.Lt.
10.06.1939
A/Lt.
19.07.1941
10.06.1939


joined RNVR (London Division, List 2)
19.08.1939
-
(02.)1941
HMS Birmingham (cruiser)
19.07.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Nimrod (anti-submarine training establishment) (for instructional duties)
10.1943
-
22.10.1943
Anti-Submarine Officer, HMS Hurworth (destroyer) (missing, presumed killed when ship was mined east of Kalymnos)
Pearce,
Eric John
E.J. Pearce
?
-
T/A/S.Lt. (A) 19.07.1941
T/S.Lt. (A) 19.05.1942
T/Lt. (A) 19.01.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
20.08.1941 - 02.05.1942 observer, 700 Squadron FAA [HMS Edinburgh (cruiser)] (ship torpedoed by U-456 and destroyers Z-24 & Z-25 in Barentz Sea and sunk by RN two days later)
(06.1942) - (08.1942) no appointment listed
05.08.1942 - 08.11.1942 observer, 822 Squadron FAA [HMS Sparrowhawk (RN Air Station, Hatston, Orkney), then HMS Furious (aircraft carrier)]
[failed to return in his Albacore from a raid on La Senia airfield, Oran; was attacked and shot down by a Dewoitine Dw.520; captured]
08.11.1942 - 1943? POW in French captivity
1943? - (06.)1944 observer, 822 Squadron FAA (from 02.1944 Ulunderpet, Southern India)
04.09.1944 - (07.1945) observer, HMS Jackdaw (RN Air Station, Crail, Fife)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Pearse,
Francis Frederick
F.F. Pearse
?
-
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
18.05.1942 (reld 1945/46)

Member of the Order of the British Empire

MBE
30.04.1946
mine clearance & disposal NW Europe
(1945)


Commanding Officer, Naval Party 1573
(07.1945)


HMS Vernon
Pearson,
Thomas Arthur
T.A. Pearson
Son (with three sisters) of Arthur Frederick Pearson (1855-1933), and Agnes Martin Bingham (1854-1919).
Married (21.04.1926) Violet Kathleen Mary Williams (04.05.1902 - 15.07.2000), daughter of Col. Lawrence Williams (1876-1958), and Catherine Elizabeth Anne Phibbs (?-1905); two sons.

23.12.1887
Liverpool, Lancashire
-
03.05.1974
Ynys Môn district, Anglesey, Wales
T/Eng.Lt. RN 28.09.1914
T/A/Eng.Lt.Cdr. RN < 08.1919 (demobilized < 01.1920)
T/Lt. 18.03.1940 (reld > 12.1942, < 02.1943)
18.03.1940 - (02.)1941 on staff of Flag Officer-in-Charge, Glasgow [HMS Spartiate (RN base, Glasgow)]
08.04.1941 - 01.07.1942 HMS Fortitude (RN base, Ardrossan) (for duty at Stranraer)
01.07.1942 - (10.)1942 Local Defence Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
(12.1942)     no appointment listed
Peat,
George Alastair
F.F. Pearse
?
-
T/Lt.
24.11.1940
07.12.1943
-
(10.1944)
Commanding Officer, HMS Quadrille (Dance class trawler)
Peck,
Leonard William
"Bill"

L.W. Peck (Photo courtesy of Mr & Mrs P.H. Abbott)
?
-
T/S.Lt. (A)
08.11.1941
T/Lt. (A)
08.05.1944
Mention in Despatches MID
05.09.1944
Operation Lombard (operations off Norway 44)
01.12.1943
-
(06.)1944
observer, 831 Squadron FAA [Machrihanish, then HMS Victorious (attack of German battleship Tirpitz 04.1944), then Hatston]
(10.1944)


HMS Ringtail (RN Air Station, Burscough, nr Ormskirk, Lancashire) *
16.04.1945
-
(04.1946)
observer, 815 Squadron FAA
* indexed, but not listed as such
Pedrette,
Brian Raleigh
B.R. Pedrette
Son of Walter Raleigh Pedrette (1877-1953), and Annie Elizabeth Foat (1886-1975).
Married ((06?).1939, Rochford district, Essex) Lilian Elizabeth M. Smith (14.07.1915 - 06.1998), daughter of Percy Joseph [Hill-]Smith (1875-1967), and Edith Hill (1885-1967); one daughter.
30.05.1909
Westcliff on Sea, Essex
-
(03?).1981
Southend on Sea district, Essex
Prob. T/S.Lt. 24.11.1939
T/Lt. 1940, seniority 13.12.1939
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 02.1943, < 06.1943 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
Education: City of London School.
(02.1940)     no appointment listed
(04.1940) - (08.1941) HMS Vernon (torpedo school and experimental establishment, Portsmouth) *
(10.1941)     HMS Snakefly (minesweeping trawler) *
(12.1941)     no appointment listed
09.12.1941 - 24.10.1943 HMS Lochinvar (minesweeper [training] base, Port Edgar) (for duty at Controlled Mining Base)
25.10.1943 - (12.1943) HMS Hopetoun (minesweeper base, Port Edgar)
24.01.1944 - (10.1945) Commanding Officer, HMS Miner IV (minelayer)
1950s - 1960s Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve
Bill broker. Managing director Jessel, Toynbee and Co. Ltd. since 1951.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Peer-Groves,
Michael Hepta Christopher *
M.H.C. Peer-Groves
Son of William Peer Groves (born 1878), and Margery Helen Walker.
Married Marion Blanche (née ...).

* birth registered as Christopher Michael Hepta Peer Groves
04.07.1909
Knutsford, Bucklow district, Cheshire / Lancashire
-
03.11.1989
Buntingford, Hitchin district, Hertfordshire
Prob. T/S.Lt.
08.01.1940
T/Lt.
08.04.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
< 10.1944 (reld < 04.1946)

King Haakon VII Liberty Cross (Norway)

Hkn
26.08.1947
services to Norway *
* He expressed an exceptional understanding and helpfulness during the operation on the Norwegian coast from the beginning of the war until autumn of 1942. Furthermore, he showed real sympathy for the Norwegian Cause, and displayed through knowledge of the conditions in Norway.
24.01.1940
-
03.08.1942
Staff Officer (Intelligence) on staff of Flag Officer Commanding Orkneys and Shetlands [HMS Proserpine (RN base, Scapa Flow)]
(10.1944)
 
 
HMS President (Admiralty) *
(07.1945)


HMS President (Admiralty) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Peirson,
Joseph Batty
"Joe"
J.B. Peirson (From: BBC's WW2 People's War)
Also known as: Batty-Peirson, Joseph
Son of ... Peirson, and ... Batty.
(03?).1918
Luton district, Bedfordshire / Hertfordshire
-
Ord.Sea.
1939
T/S.Lt.
09.10.1941
T/A/Lt.
20.02.1943
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St
?
?
Burma Star Bur St
?
& Pacific bar
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45
?
?
Education: Luton Modern School
1940?
-
1941?
HMS Broadwater (destroyer) (served for 7 months on North Atlantic convoys) 
?
-
09.10.1941
HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
(12.1941)


no appointment listed
12.08.1943
-
(07.1945)

air defence officer, HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship)
(04.1946)


HMS Scylla (cruiser) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Penman,
James
J. Penman
?
-
?
? [NC/JX 337292]
T/A/S.Lt.
?
T/S.Lt.
10.12.1943
T/A/Lt.
01.04.1945 (reld 18.09.1946)



probably served at HMS Glendower (seamanship training establishment, Pwllheli, North Wales) & HMS Lochailort (Combined Operations base, Inverailort Castle, nr Inverness)
10.06.1943
-
(07.1945)
HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty)
04.1944
-
10.1944
Boat Officer, HMS Porcupine (landing craft base, Portsmouth)



HMS Wuchang (submarine depot ship, Trincomalee)
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
Penniston,
Peter
P. Penniston
Son of William Arthur Penniston (1865-1934), and Angela Adelaide Marshall (1907-2005).
Married (29.06.1949, Pudsey, Wharfedale district, West Riding of Yorkshire) Barbara M. Parker; one son, one daughter.
26.03.1926
Driffield district, North Riding of Yorkshire
-
01.11.2012

Harrogate, Yorkshire
T/Midsh. 30.03.1945
T/A/S.Lt. 29.09.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
Education: St Peter’s School York (1940-1944); St Catherine’s College, Cambridge reading history on a 1 year degree course (1944-1945).
      HMS Howe (battleship)
04.05.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Middleton (destroyer)
29.03.1946 - (07.1946) HMS Glenearn (landing ship, infantry (large))
Perkins,
John Provost
"Polly"
J.P. Perkins J.P. Perkins
Son of ... Perkins, and .. Briggs.
Married Mary; one daughter, one son.

DVD interview available at the Coastal Forces Heritage Trust

01.01.1920
Harrow, Hendon district, Middlesex
-
01.06.2008
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Prob. T/Midsh. 07.12.1939
T/A/S.Lt. 11.01.1940
T/S.Lt. 01.01.1941
T/Lt. 11.07.1942 (reld < 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 11.05.1943 actions with the enemy Nore 09.42 & 03.43 [investiture 19.10.43]

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 19.09.1944 Coastal Forces action Nore 06.44 [investiture 11.05.45]
Mention in Despatches MID 02.06.1943 HM's birthday 43
07.12.1939 - (10.1940) HMS Pembroke IV (accounting base, Chatham)
(02.1941)     HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces training establishment, Fort William) *
25.07.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Minos II (Coastal Forces base, Lowestoft)
05.1942   07.1942 Commanding Officer, HM MTB 225 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport)]
22.07.1942 - 06.1943 Commanding Officer, HM MTB 230 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport)]
30.06.1943 - (10.)1944 Commanding Officer, HM MTB 683 (motor torpedo boat)
21.11.1944 - (01.)1945 Commanding Officer, HM MTB 766 (motor torpedo boat)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
After the war he qualified as a barrister and became Assistant Company secretary of Rolls Royce, followed by several prominent business appointments which culminated in becoming Managing Director of CIBA-Geigy. On retirement he became Harbourmaster of Brighton Marina and his obvious talents led to becoming its Managing Director.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Perks,
Ronald
R. Perks (Photo courtesy of Mrs Jo Hardman-Mountford)
Son of Bernard William Perks (1882-1947), and Edith Constance Willings (1887-1974).
Married 1st (15.08.1936, Tendring district, Essex) Kitty May; one son, one daughter.
Married 2nd (03.1968, Chelsea district, Middlesex) Dorothea "Dorothy" Wilson.
23.02.1915
Epping district, Essex
-
12.08.1978
hospital, Chelsea district, London
T/S.Lt. 09.12.1939
T/Lt. 24.11.1940 (reld < 04.1946)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 06.09.1940 Molde Fjord, Norway [investiture 08.04.41]
01.01.1940 - (04.)1940 HMS Cape Siretoko (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
13.08.1940 - (10.)1940 HMS Defiance (torpedo school ship, Devonport) (additional; for miscellaneous services)
12.1940 - 01.1941 HMS Defiance (torpedo school ship, Devonport) (additional; for miscellaneous services)
31.01.1941 - (08.1942) HMS Forte IV (Coastal Forces base, Falmouth) (for motor launches)
08.08.1943 - 26.09.1943 Commanding Officer, HM MTB 637 (motor torpedo boat)
26.09.1943 - (12.1943) Commanding Officer, HM MTB 655 (motor torpedo boat)
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
20.11.1944 - 23.04.1945 Commanding Officer, HM MTB 512 (motor torpedo boat), renamed:
24.04.1945 - (07.1945) Commanding Officer, HM MTB 2012 (motor torpedo boat)
Perrie,
Cyril George
C.G. Perrie
Married ((06?).1927, Grimsby district, Humberside / Lincolnshire) Winifred Horsley; two daughters.
(12?).1906
Worksop district, Derbyshire / Nottinghamshire / West Riding of Yorkshire
-
21.07.1944

(KIA) [age 37]
[Bayeux War Cemetery, France, V.E.5]
T/S.Lt. (E) 29.11.1943
Mention in Despatches MID 13.03.1945 assault Normandy 06-07.44 [posthumously]
(06.1944) - 21.07.1944 No. 1 Landing Craft Recovery Unit [HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base)] (killed due to mining)
Perrott,
Bernard Wilkinson
B.W. Perrott (Photo courtesy of Sally Oldfield)
(06?).1918
Bromley district, Kent
-
... ...
T/Lt. 01.12.1944
Mention in Despatches MID 23.01.1945 attack enemy convoy The Nore area 01.11.44
... - ... ...
24.01.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS Mantis (Coastal Forces base, Lowestoft) (for 4th MTB Flotilla)
(11.1944)     HM MTB 467 (motor torpedo boat) (despatches)
Perry,
Eric Douglas
E.D. Perry
Son of ... Perry, and ... Boddy.
27.07.1920
Romford district, Essex
-
07.1996

Barnstaple district, Devon
T/S.Lt.
20.09.1940
T/Lt.
20.09.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
17.12.1940
-
(02.1941)
HMS Montgomery (destroyer)
[possibly submarine detecting officer; if so, then lawyer by profession]
(07.1945)


HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Perry,
Kenneth Herbert
K.H. Perry

?
-
Prob. T/Lt. (E)
09.10.1940
T/Lt. (E)
1941, seniority 09.10.1940 (reld > 04.1946)
(02.1941)
 
 
no appointment listed
13.10.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Attack (Coastal Forces base, Portland)
07.04.1942
-
(02.1943)
HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)
06.11.1943
-
(10.)1944
HMS Gregale (Coastal Forces base, Malta)
11.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Mosquito (Coastal Forces base, Alexandria, Egypt)
(04.1946)
 
 
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Perry,
Thomas James
T.J. Perry (Photo courtesy of Mr Dave Perry)
Married; two sons, one daughter.
1916 ?
-
14.06.1962

King's Lynn, Norfolk
[age 46]
T/S.Lt.
02.11.1941
T/A/Lt.
02.10.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
03.11.1941
-
(12.1941)
Unexploded Bombs Department, Admiralty [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty)
08.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Fabius (RN base, Taranto, Italy)
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
Peters,
John Ainsley
J.A. Peters
Son of Edwin H. Peters, and Florence M. Kelsall.
Married ((06?).1952, Wirral district, Cheshire) Mary Gwennie Manson; three daughters, three sons.

13.05.1923
Heswall, Wirral district, Cheshire
-
24.11.2013
Heswall, Wirral district, Cheshire
T/A/S.Lt. 09.07.1943
T/S.Lt. 09.01.1944
T/Lt. 09.01.1946 (reld > 04.1946)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 10.10.1944 action Channel 05.07.44 [decoration posted]
Education: Leas School; Oundle (1937-1941; Crosby House); had begun to read architecture at Liverpool University.
      HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
(08.1943) - (10.1943) no appointment listed
08.11.1943 - (10.)1944 HMS Aggressive (Coastal Forces base, Newhaven):
(07.1944)     First Lieutenant, HM MTB 256 (motor torpedo boat) (DSC)
18.12.1944 - (01.)1945 HM MTB 5007 (motor torpedo boat)
11.06.1945 - (07.1945) HM MTB 786 (motor torpedo boat)
(04.1946)     HMS Birch (trawler) *
Quantity surveyor.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Peters,
Lynn Haydn [Bennett de Barnesfold *]
L.H.B. de B. Peters

Son (with one sister) of Haydn Peters, and Violet Mona Bennett, of Swansea, Glamorgan.
* Added "Bennett de Barnesfold" to his surname of Peters by deed poll of 05.11.1942.
(03?).1920
Kings Norton distirct, Staffordshire / Warwickshire

-
03.05.1943
[age 23]
[Lee-on-Solent Memorial, bay 4, panel 7]
T/S.Lt. (A) 31.01.1942
Education: St Michaels College, nr Tenbury.
? - 03.05.1943 pilot, 768 Squadron FAA [HMS Argus (aircraft carrier) *] (killed in an accident flying at sea)
* According to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission at HMS Vulture (RN Air Station, St Merryn) at the time of his death.
Petersen,
George Valdemar
G.V. Petersen
Married ((09?).1941, Colchester district, Essex) Margaret I. Waggett.
26.11.1917
Denmark
-
(09?).1973
Colchester district, Essex
T/A/S.Lt. 12.11.1943
T/S.Lt. 12.05.1944
T/Lt. 01.07.1945
Served Merchant Navy.
(06.1940)     Mary Deering II (Dunkirk)
      HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
07.12.1943 - (02.)1944 HMS St Adrian (armed yacht)
(04.1944) - (10.1944) HMS St Adrian (armed yacht) *
08.11.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Sakara (submarine depot ship)
(04.1946)     HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)
Post-war a Master for Everards before becoming the Trinity House pilot for East Rivers.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Petter,
Francis Harold
F.H. Petter
Son of ... Petter, and ... Tullon.
Married ((12?).1939, Durham South Eastern district) Marjorie Fraser; ... children (one son?).
19.11.1917
Tynemouth district, Cumberland
-
10.1986
York district, Yorkshire
T/S.Lt. 19.03.1942
T/Lt. 19.03.1943 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
28.04.1942 - (04.)1944 French Ship "La Malouine" (corvette)
(06.1944) - (10.1944) French Ship "La Malouine", from .... 1944 HMS La Malouine (corvette) *
12.1944 - (07.)1945 HMS Scorpion (destroyer)
(10.1945)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Pettit,
Norman Roy
N.R. Pettit (Photo courtesy of Mrs Valerie Ray)
Son of Roy Ernest Pettit (1885-1970), and Edith Ethel Kate Raselle (1886-1975).
Married (11.1940, Southwark district, Surrey) Dora Rosa Puttock (24.06.1916 - 03.2005), daughter of Charles Morris Puttock (1886-1960), and Rosa Purcell (1886-1968); one daughter.
09.04.1914
Lewisham district, London
-
05.1995
Isle of Wight
T/S.Lt. 24.01.1941
T/A/Lt. 24.01.1942
T/Lt. 1942?, seniority 24.01.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
(04.1941) - (06.1941) HMS Caroline (RN base, Belfast) *
(08.1941) - (02.1942) no appointment listed
21.03.1942 - (08.)1942 First Lieutenant, HM MMS 134 (motor minesweeper) [initially based at HMS Bacchante]
(10.1942) - (02.1944) HMS Irwell (trawler base, Birkenhead) *
03.1944 - (04.)1944 First Lieutenant, HM MMS 85 (motor minesweeper)
(06.1944) - (04.1945) no appointment listed
10.05.1945 - (07.)1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Invercauld (minesweeping trawler)
(10.1945)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Petty-Mayor,
Reginald Llewellyn
R.L. Petty-Mayor (Photo courtesy of Mrs Caroline Graham)
Son of Llewellyn George Petty [from 08.1930 Petty-Mayor] (1878-1942), and Constance Fitzhenry (1881-1959).
Married (22.10.1938, Southend-on-Sea, Rochford district, Essex) Anna Elisabeth Ford, of Southend-on-Sea, Essex; one son.
10.07.1907
Stoke Newington, Hackney district, London
-
01.01.1945
(illness) [age 37]
[Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery, Prot. Sect. (Officers'), plot E, coll. grave 9]
Prob. T/S.Lt. 21.06.1940
T/Lt. 21.09.1940
Mention in Despatches MID 18.12.1944 for gallantry in towing the damaged "Abercrombie" through a heavily mined area
(1940)     HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
14.08.1940 - (10.1940) HMS Lady Madeline (armed trawler)
(02.1941)     HMS Edinburgh Castle (RN base, Freetown, Sierra Leone) *
05.1941 - (12.1941) First Lieutenant, HMS Bengali (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
19.05.1942 - 01.01.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Cava (trawler) [based at HMS Fortitude (RN base, Ardrossan)]
Philips,
Jacques
J. Philips
Youngest of five sons of Henri Louis Philips (1863-1935), tobacco manufacturer, and Elisabeth Lenshoek (1870-1953).
Married 1st (14.07.1933, London) Dorothy Elisabeth Tovell (divorced; she re-married Nobby Clark); one daughter (died in childhood), one son.
Married 2nd (29.01.1945, Westminster, London) Evelyn Joan Jenkins (born 11.05.1901) (divorced 12.05.1947).
Married 3rd (17.06.1947, Amsterdam) Anna Maria Clasina de Reuver (born 19.02.1917) (divorced 26.05.1955).
Married 4th (27.11.1957, Westminster, London) Johanna Hendrika Graber (born 18.06.1921).
22.09.1907
Zaltbommel, The Netherlands
-
1980
T/S.Lt.
03.07.1941
T/Lt.
03.10.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
> 10.1944, < 07.1945 (reld 04.1946)
10.1940
-
04.1946
voluntary service as a Dutchman in the RNVR:
01.09.1941
-
(12.1941)
HMS Stag (RN base, Port Said, Egypt)
04.02.1942
-
(10.1944)
HMS Northney (training establishment for landing craft, Hayling Island)
(07.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
Owner of an advertising agency at Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Phillips,
Alun Stanley
A.S. Phillips (Photo courtesy of Mr Gareth Boyd Phillips)
Married (1960) ...; two sons, one daughter.
25.02.1921
-
10.1992
Islington district, Greater London
Ord.Sea. 28.10.1940 [JX 226075]
T/A/S.Lt. 04.12.1941
T/S.Lt. 25.02.1942
T/A/Lt. 26.01.1943 (reld 07.08.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID 05.05.1942 action with E-boats Nore Area (capture of Schnellboot 111) 15.03.42
? - 04.12.1941 HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
05.01.1942 - 08.02.1942 HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Whale Island, Portsmouth)
09.02.1942 - 22.12.1942 HMS Minos II (Coastal Forces base, Lowestoft) (for Motor Gun Boats)
30.09.1942     participated in attack of enemy convoy 348, with sinking of Swedish Ore ship Thule and VP 2003, Weg Rot, North Sea
(03.1942)     First Lieutenant, HM MGB 87 (motor gun boat)
23.11.1942 - 12.12.1942 HMS Mantis (Coastal Forces base, Lowestoft)
13.12.1942 - 24.01.1942 HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)
25.01.1943 - 04.04.1945 HMS Mantis (Coastal Forces base, Lowestoft)
05.04.1945 - d.t.b.r. HMS Gregale (Coastal Forces base, Malta) [d.t.b.r. = date to be reported]
d.t.b.r. - 31.12.1945 HMS Fabius (RN base, Taranto)
01.01.1946 - 1946 HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)
Phillips,
George [Michael]
G. Phillips (Photo courtesy of Mr Bernard Phillips)
Son of Sidney and Mary Phillips, of Overy Staithe, Norfolk.
Brother of Sg.Lt. William Philips, RNVR.

Married (1935) Muriel Miller; two sons, three daughters.
02.07.1908
Tatsfield, Kent
-
(03?).1971 *
hospital, Norwich

* either late 12.1970 or first quarter of 1971
T/S.Lt.
30.11.1940
T/Lt.
02.03.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
03.1943? (reld 08.11.1945)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
02.10.1942
Operation Jubilee (raid on Dieppe, 19.08.42) [investiture 11.12.45] *
Mention in Despatches
MID
16.03.1943
Operation Torch (landings in N Africa, 08.11.42) [aboard SS Winchester Castle]
Mention in Despatches MID
14.11.1944
Operation Neptune (Normandy landings, 06.44)
* He closed the beach under intense fire for the withdrawal and succeeded in filling his boat with soldiers. Unfortunately it received a direct hit and sank almost immediately. He encouraged the survivors to swim away from the beach, and he and a few others were picked up by a destroyer 1 ½ miles off shore. His coolness and cheerfulness throughout were an inspiration to all around him.
Education: several schools, including Mount St Mary’s College and HMS Conway
Joined the Merchant Navy with the Elder Fyffes line of steamers. Gained Second Mate's certificate, but retired c. 1930. Worked in the hotel of his parents at Burnham Overy Staithe, Norfolk.



joined Local Defence Volunteers, but soon transferred to RNVR
(02.1941)


HMS Tormentor (RN base, Warsash) *
02.03.1941
-
(02.)1943
HMS Prince Charles (landing ship, infantry (small)) (Dieppe)
27.03.1943
-
(07.1945)
HMS Quebec (combined training centre, Inverary), from c. 12.1943 HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounts & drafting office) (for landing craft duty)
(06.1944)


Officer Commanding, "Q" RN [Beach] Commando, Group G2, and as such Beachmaster (Le Hamel, Normandy)
Manager of The Moorings Hotel, Burnham Overy Staithe, Norfolk, 1946-1969.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Phillips,
John William Ernest
J.W.E. Phillips
Son of ... Phillips, and ... Turner.
19.06.1911
Portsmouth, Hampshire
-
07.01.2005
Chichester district, West Sussex
T/S.Lt. (E)
27.03.1944
T/Lt. (E)
01.11.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
10.04.1944
-
(01.)1945
HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)
(07.1945)
 
 
no appointment listed
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
Phillips,
Richard Barratt
R.B. Phillips
?
-
T/A/S.Lt. (A)
?
T/S.Lt. (A)
01.12.1942
T/Lt. (A)
01.11.1943 (reld < 04.1046)
25.06.1944
-
(07.1945)
senior pilot, 1850 Squadron FAA
Phillips,
Sidney Arthur
S.A. Phillips
?
-
T/A/S.Lt.
?
T/S.Lt.
05.09.1943
T/Lt.
01.02.1945
28.04.1943
-
(06.1944)
HMS Pennywort (corvette)
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
(04.1946)


HMS Sultan (RN base, Singapore) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Phillips,
William
"Bill"
W. Phillips
Son of Sidney and Mary Phillips, of Overy Staithe, Norfolk.
Brother of Lt.Cdr. G. Phillips, RNVR.
1912 ?
-
06.07.1942
(KIA) [age 30]
[Chatham Naval Memorial, 66, 2]
Prob. T/Sg.Lt.
07.05.1940
T/Sg.Lt.
1941, seniority 07.05.1940
Education: MRCS, LRCP
(02.1941)
-
06.07.1942
Medical Officer, HMS Niger (minesweeper) [mined off Iceland 05.07.1942] *
* (02.1941) & (12.1941) indexed, but not listed as such
Pickard,
Denis Luther
D.L. Pickard
Son of ... Pickard, and ... Doody.
24.01.1913
Mansfield district, Derbyshire / Nottinghamshire
-
09.2005
Derby district, Derbyshire
T/S.Lt. (E)
?
T/Lt. (E)
21.06.1943
(1943)


Engineer Officer, HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)
31.10.1943
-
(07.1945)
HMS Gregale (Coastal Forces base, Malta)
22.01.1946
-
(04.1946)
HMS Wildfire III (Combined Operations base, Sheerness)
Pickering,
Charles William
C.W. Pickering (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Pickering)
04.03.1907
Belfast, Northern Ireland
-
T/S.Lt. 08.03.1940
T/Lt. 22.04.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 12.1943, < 04.1944 (reld > 07.145, < 04.1947)
(04.1940) - (05.1940) no appointment listed
(06.1940) - (07.1940) HMS Claverhouse (RN base, Leith) *
20.08.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Lynx (RN base, Dover) (Group, Unit and Officers under Training)
04.04.1941 - (10.1944) Commanding Officer, HMS Maretta (minesweeping trawler)
(01.1945)     HMS Maretta (minesweeping trawler) *
04.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Fabius (RN base, Taranto)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Pickford,
John Charles Dalrymple
J.C.D. Pickford

25.07.1894
Falmouth, Cornwall
-
(12?).1966
Maidstone district, Kent
Ord.Sea. ? [J9568]
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 17.06.1940 (reld 21.08.1945)

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

(08.1940) - (02.1942) HMS Drake IV (accounting base, Devonport) *
(09.1941) - (02.1942) British Naval Liaison Officer and translator to Polish naval barracks at Devonport, O.R.P. Gdynia
11.03.1942 - (04.)1943 HMS Proserpine (minesweeper and anti-submarine base, Lyness, Scapa Flow)
(06.1943) - (10.1943) no appointment listed
12.11.1943 - (04.)1945 Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty)
      served Special Operations Executive (SOE)
(07.1945)     Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President] *
Assisted with translations for the book "Gentlemen, the Bismarck has been sunk" by Eryk K.S. Sopocko (1942).
* indexed, but not listed as such
Pickford,
Thomas Henry
"Tom"
T.H. Pickford
?
-

[perhaps:
29.05.1913
-
05.1996
Thanet, Kent]
T/A/S.Lt.
?
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
07.08.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.)
> 06.1944, < 07.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
07.08.1940
-
(04.1946)
[Personal Assistant to the Director of Salvage ?], Salvage Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
Post-war researcher for Risdon Beazley.
Pickwell,
Claude James
C.J. Pickwell
Son of James S. Pickwell and Maude A. Pickwell.
Married ((03?).1939, Wirral district, Cheshire) Cecilia Lydia Green, of Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire.
(12?).1906
Chorlton district, Lancashire
-
12.10.1944
Military Hospital, Dumfries
(died on active service) [age 38]
[Manchester Crematorium, panel 19]
Prob. T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 18.10.1940
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 18.01.1941

Awarded the Cornwall Scout Badge for Gallantry.

* Special Branch officer who has qualified for, and is undertaking general duties of an executive nature on shore

(12.1940)     no appointment listed
18.12.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for miscellaneous services)
12.03.1941 - 12.10.1944 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for miscellaneous services)
 
Piercy,
Malcolm Frederick
M.F. Piercy
?
-
T/S.Lt. (A)
03.03.1944
T/Lt. (A)
03.03.1946 (reld 1946?)
Mention in Despatches MID
05.12.1944
passage convoy JW59 & RA59A
17.04.1944
-
(06.1944)
observer, 825 Squadron FAA [for some time at HMS Vindex (escort carrier)]
(07.1945)


HMS President *
(04.1946)


no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Pigott,
John David
J.D. Pigott (Photo courtesy of Sally Oldfield)
1923? / 1925?
-
... ...
T/S.Lt. 01.03.1944
... - ... ...
12.07.1943 - (12.1943) HM MGB 87 (motor gun boat)
24.01.1944 - (05.)1945 HMS Mantis (Coastal Forces base, Lowestoft) (for 4th MTB Flotilla):
04.1944 - 02.1945 First Lieutenant, HM MTB 468 (motor torpedo boat)
02.1945 - 05.1945 First Lieutenant, HM MTB 470 (motor torpedo boat)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
Pike,
Kenneth Joseph
"Ken"
K.J. Pike (Photo courtesy of Mr Richard Bennett)
?
-
T/Paym.Lt. = T/Lt. (S) 25.08.1943
... - ... ...
15.05.1943 - (07.1945) HMS Nightjar (RN Air Station, Inskip, Lancashire)
Pilgrim,
Kenneth Arthur William
"Ken"
K.A.W. Pilgrim (Photo courtesy of Christine Pilgrim) K.A.W. Pilgrim (Photo courtesy of Christine Pilgrim)
K.A.W. Pilgrim (Photo courtesy of Christine Pilgrim) K.A.W. Pilgrim (Photo courtesy of Christine Pilgrim)
Son (with one brother) of Lt.Col. Arthur William Pilgrim (1897-1974), and Elizabeth Ivy Smalls (1897-1972).
Married (07.10.1944, St Budeaux Church, Plymouth district, Devonshire) Phyllis Joan Scantlebury; one daughter, one son.
24.04.1921
Southend on Sea, Rochford district, Essex

-
13.08.1981
Hillingdon district, London (from coronary occlusion at Heathrow Airport on the tarmac having arrived back from work in Germany)
T/S.Lt. 27.11.1942
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 18.03.1944, seniority 27.11.1942
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 01.03.1945
Lt. (L) 1946?, seniority 01.03.1944
Lt.Cdr. (L) 01.03.1952
Cdr. (EngL) 30.06.1956
Capt. (E) 30.06.1964 (retd 07.07.1963)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 01.01.1963 New Year 62 [investiture 13.03.62]
Mention in Despatches MID 11.12.1945 wind up Europe 45
(02.1943) - (04.1943) no appointment listed
27.04.1943 - (12.1943) HMS Mendip (destroyer)
01.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Garth (destroyer) (despatches)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
... - ... ...
(1961)     Naval Staff of the British Joint Service Commission, Washington (OBE)
... - ... ...
FIEE, FIRE.
Pim,
[Sir] Richard Pike
R.P. Pim R.P. Pim
Younger son of late Cecil Pim.
Married (14.04.1925) Marjorie Angel (born 28.05.1906, died 1986), 3rd daughter of late John ffolliott Young, Dungiven, Londonderry; two sons.
1900
-
26.06.1987
Capt.
30.06.1941
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE
1960

Knight Kt
17.08.1945
War Room & Map Room
Mention in Despatches MID
20.04.1943
Operation Torch
Officer of the Legion of Merit (USA) LM
22.08.1946
Washington, Quebec & Yalta conferences
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration VD
?
?
Order of Crown of Yugoslavia



Served in RNVR in European War, 1914-18; Royal Irish Constabulary, 1921. Appointed to Civil Service, N Ireland, 1922; Asst Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs (N Ireland), 1935; Staff of Prime Minister, Northern Ireland, 1938
09.09.1939
-
1945
Naval Staff, Operations Division, Admiralty (in charge of Mr Churchill's War Room at Admiralty, and later of Map Room at Downing Street)
(1943)


Staff Allied Naval Commander, Algiers
Inspector­General, Royal Ulster Constabulary, 08.1945-01.1961; National Governor for Northern Ireland, BBC, 1962-67; Member of Council, Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, 1965-69; Member, Ulster Transport Authority, 1962-64, retired. DL City of Belfast 1957.
Pine,
George Edward
G.E. Pine
?
-
T/Lt. 11.10.1939
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 01.1945, < 04.1945
Mention in Despatches MID 11.12.1945 service in Greece: wind up Europe 45
(12.1939) - (02.1940) no appointment listed
02.1940 - (04.)1940 HMS Pyramus (RN base, Kirkwall)
18.06.1940 - (06.)1941 HMS Baldur (RN base, Reykjavik, Iceland)
(08.1941) - (10.1942) no appointment listed
04.11.1942 - (01.)1945 HMS President III (accounting base for personnel serving in Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships)
(04.1945) - (10.1945) HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Pineles,
Edward Henry
E.H. Pineles (Photo courtesy of Mr Charles Pineles)
Son of Edward Henry Pineles (1872-1946), and Amy Martha Leaney (1885-1971).
Married (12.10.1943, Westmorland South district) Pamela J. Smith, daughter of Samuel Harold Smith, OBE, MC (1888-1971), and Leonora Smith (1894-1980); two daughters, one son.
19.03.1914
Hendon district, Middlesex
-
21.12.1997
Grasse, France
Prob. S.Lt. (A) 01.05.1939
Prob. T/S.Lt. 05.01.1940
T/S.Lt. 04.1941, seniority 05.01.1940
T/A/Lt. 16.03.1941 (dispersal 07.1945) (reld 18.09.1945)
01.05.1939     joined RNVR (London Division, List 2)
(12.1939)     Fleet Air Arm
04.01.1940 - (03.)1940 HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
(04.1940)     no appointment listed
10.04.1940 - (12.1940) HMS Hereward (destroyer)
01.1941 - (02.)1941 HMS Edinburgh Castle (RN base, Freetown, Sierra Leone)
16.03.1941 - (04.)1942 HMS Edinburgh Castle (RN base, Freetown, Sierra Leone)
(06.1942)     no appointment listed
18.07.1942 - (12.)1942 HMS Alisdair (armed yacht)
01.12.1942 - (02.)1944 HMS Dunluce Castle (base/accommodation ship, Scapa)
02.1944 - (06.)1944 HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt) (additional; for various services)
(10.1944) - (01.1945) HMS Birmingham (cruiser) *
05.02.1945 - (04.)1945 Assistant Flight Direction Officer, HMS Nightjar (RN Air Station, Inskip, Lancashire)
16.04.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton, Somerset)
Then employed as a surveyor for the Navy de-requisitioning Navy property taken over during the war, for 9 months.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Pinks,
Edwin Dennis Picton
E.D.P. Pinks
Only son of Edwin Charles Pinks (1855-1940), and Annie Selina Culverwell (1855-1933), of New Malden, Surrey, then Lindsell, Essex.
Engaged (1928) Gwladys Caroline Norrington (1902-2001), daughter of Mr & Mrs A.J. Norrington, of West Byfleet. She married (1932) Frank E. Baldock.
Married (10.11.1931, Holy Trinity, Brompton, Kensington district, London) Nancy Hemsley Broadbent (12.04.1906 - 08.1991), only daughter of Harold Broadbent, of Hampton Court, Middlesex, late of Petersham.

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17.11.1888
Brixton, Lambeth district, Surrey
-
05.12.1949
London W1
(nursing home; after a short illness)
[Golders Green Crematorium]
S.Lt. 23.04.1909
Lt. 22.08.1914
T/Lt.Cdr. 07.06.1915 (demobilized 01.06.1919)
Lt.Cdr. 23.04.1920 (retd 31.08.1925; own request)
Cdr. (retd) 17.11.1928 (reverted to retd > 04.1946)
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration VD 23.07.1924 -
Officier, Légion d'Honneur (France) LegH ? ?
1914 Star 14 St - -
Education: Westminster School (16.01.1902-07.1906; Ashburnham House); Clare College, Cambridge (matric. Michaelmas 1906; BA 1910; won the Cambridge University Colquhoun Sculls 1909).
London Sculling Cup 1913. Runner-up, Diamond Sculls at Henley 1913.
Entered service of Anglo-Persian Oil Company, 1921, and became manager of its marketing organisation in Belgium.
WW I     served at Antwerp & Dardanelles (1914-1915) & with Grand Fleet (01.1916-08.1918):
08.01.1915 - 31.10.1915 "A" Company, Drake Battalion, Royal Naval Division
01.011.1915     HMS Excellent (for gunnery course)
14.01.1941 - (04.)1941 Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
(06.)1941 - (06.)1942 Admiralty [HMS President] (for special or miscellaneous services) [with date of appointment shown as 14.01.1941]
11.06.1942 - (04.)1945 on staff of Principal British Naval Liaison Officer (PNLO), Admiralty [HMS President] (serving as Naval Liaison Officer with General De Gaulle)
(07.1945)     Admiralty [HMS President] (for special or miscellaneous services) [with date of appointment shown as 14.01.1941]
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Pinnell,
Harold Moxley
H.M. Pinnell (Photo courtesy of Alexandra Gilbert)
Son of Edwin Moxley Pinnell (1878-1958), and Gertrude Krauss (1878-1967).
Married ...; ... children.
03.04.1905
West Ham, London
-
13.09.1964
Bromley district, Kent
T/S.Lt. 07.02.1941
T/Lt. 07.05.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 10.1944, < 01.1945 (reld > 04.1946)

Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division)

OBE 08.06.1963 HM's birthday 63: Chairman, Billingsgate and Leadenhall Market Committee
Education: Shebbear College, North Devon (President, Old Shebbearians' Association, 1952).
(04.1941) - (08.1942) no appointment listed
27.08.1942 - (10.)1942 HMS Stag (RN base, Port Said, Egypt)
15.10.1942 - (04.)1944 HMS Primula (corvette)
(06.1944)     no appointment listed
15.08.1944 - 18.10.1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Indian Star (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
25.10.1944 - 11.05.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Wellard (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
(07.1945)     HMS St Loman (anti-submarine warfare trawler) *
23.09.1945 - 12.03.1946 Commanding Officer, HM LST 3509 (landing ship, tank)
1940s? - 1960s? Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve
A Director of Windeler and Co., wool merchants & topmakers.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Pinsent,
Neville James Quintus
N.J.Q. Pinsent

Brother of Lt. (E) P.D. Pinsent, RN. Married; two daughters, one son.
1921
Lomas, Argentina
-

[living in the UK]
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
06.1942
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
15.02.1944
T/Lt. (F)
1945? (reld 1945/46)
Education: Ladycross and Downside schools; Graduate Illuminating Engineer.
1941


joined the RN (as an Ordinary Seaman)
1941
-
1942
HMS Cumberland (cruiser)
1942


officer's training course, HMS King Alfred (training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
1942
-
1943
served on Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships (DEMS) (Eastern Mediterranean Command: Port Said, Haifa, Beirut and Alexandria)
1943


HMS Foinavon (DEMS training ship)
1943?
-
1944?
fighter direction course, HMS Heron [RN Air Station, Yeovilton]
1944?
-
10.1944
Night Fighter Controller, St Abbs Head, Scotland (attached to the RAF)
30.10.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Colossus (aircraft Carrier)
Piper,
Dennis William
D.W. Piper
Son of John Richard and Millicent Justina Postlethwaite.
Husband of Eleanor Piper, of Irvine, Ayrshire; two children.
(09?).1917
Croydon district, Greater London / Kent / Surrey
-
25.06.1944
(MPK) [age 26]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 88, column 1]
T/S.Lt.
?
?
-
25.06.1944
HM LCH 185 (landing craft, headquarters) (ship mined off Normandy)
Pirie,
Colin Sawyer

C.S. Pirie (Photo courtesy of Mr Greg Pirie)
Son of William Sawyer Pirie (1860-1939), and Julia Frances Pearce (1876-1960).
Brother of Maj. John Sawyer Pirie, MC.
Married ((09?).1943, Surrey North Eastern district, Surrey) Enid Margaret Burlington (23.07.1908 - 01.1998), earlier (1933) married to Frank Norrington; two sons.
06.02.1907
Surbiton, Surrey
-
17.09.1956
Thames Ditton, Surrey
[St Nicholas Garden of Rememberance, Parish Church, Thames Ditton, Surrey]
Midsh. RNR 01.09.1923
A/S.Lt. RNR 06.02.1928
S.Lt. RNR 02.09.1929, seniority 19.03.1929 (reld 29.01.1935)
T/Lt. 06.10.1939
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 08.1942, < 02.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
25.02.1933     HMS Vivid (RN base, Devonport) (for course)
27.04.1937     enrolled Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve (attached to London Division RNVR)
25.09.1939 - (02.)1941 HMS Virginia (armed anti-submarine yacht)
22.08.1941 - 1941 Commanding Officer, HMS Kingston Andalusite (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
14.11.1941 - (06.)1943 First Lieutenant, HMS Hertfordshire (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
20.09.1943 - (07.)1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Berry (frigate)
Estate agent.
Pitt,
Erle Howe
E.H. Pitt
(06?).1900
South Stoneham district, Hampshire
-
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
09.11.1942
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.)
? (reld 1945/46)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
22.02.1944
destruction 2 U-boats Western Approaches 06.43 & 11.43 [decoration posted]
Mention in Despatches MID
13.06.1944
6 U-boats sunk on 100 days, 2nd Support Group
(06.1943)
-
(11.1943)
Staff Officer, 2nd Support Group [HMS Starling (sloop)] *
01.06.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Tyne (destroyer depot ship)
* not listed as such in the Navy Lists
Pittendrigh,
William Douglas
"Bill"
W.D. Pittendrigh W.D. Pittendrigh
Son (with one brother and one sister) of James Murray Pittendrigh, and Agnes Lyddon.
Married "Val" ...
29.12.1923
Slave Island, Ceylon
-
26.03.2005
Australind, Perth, Australia
T/Midsh. 17.02.1943
T/A/S.Lt. 01.09.1943
T/S.Lt. 01.03.1944 (reld > 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 14.11.1944 Operation Neptine (Normandy 06.44) [decoration posted]
Afr St - & clasp
France & Germany Star Fr&G St - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Education: HMS Worcester; Clifton College (School House; 1939-1941).
      HMS Zetland (escort vessel)
      HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing)
(04.1943) - (02.1944) HMS Quebec (Combined Training Centre, Inverary) *
(04.1944) - (07.1945) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) *
(06.1944)     staff of Allied Commander Naval Expeditionary Force (DSC)
03.1946 - (04.1946) HM LST 419 (landing ship, tank)
From an obituary: "On 6th June 1944 he came ashore with the Senior Beach Master on White Beach. The Senior Beach Master was killed in the first half hour and Bill took over as beach master, the youngest there. He remained until the beach closed down. He was awarded the DSC for his bravery during the invasion. After leave he was sent to Australia and sailed in HMS Brisbane. He attended war trials as a guest observer for the Australian Army. Once the war was over he trained as a Chartered Land Agent and moved to Malaya where he worked on rubber estates. In 1952 he moved to Australia and farmed at Scott River. Bill was a formidable rugby player representing Lincolnshire in 1947 and the Malay State of Perak in 1949 and 1950. From 1966-68 he worked on the Anglican Mission at Gnowagerup and in 1968 he joined the Native Welfare Department."
* indexed, but not listed as such
Platt,
Edward Knibbs
E. Platt
Son of ... Platt, and ... Knibbs.
(03?).1913
Chorlton district, Lancashire
-
1999
Australia
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 22.01.1943
T/S.Lt.  (Sp.Br.) 22.07.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
(04.1943)     no appointment listed
(06.1943) - (10.1943) HMS Caroline (RN base, Belfast) *
08.04.1943 - 02.02.1944 British Naval Liaison Officer, Norwegian patrol craft King Haakon VII
(12.1943) - (02.1944) HMCS Avalon (RCN base, St John's, Newfoundland) *
(04.1944) - (07.1945) HMS Cleveland (destroyer) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Playne,
Edward
E. Playne
?
-
T/Lt.
16.08.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
07.1943? (reld < 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
29.05.1945
destruction U-boat Western Approaches 26.01.45 [decoration posted]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
11.09.1945
anti-U-boat operations Western Approaches 04.45 [decoration posted]
Mention in Despatches MID
11.06.1942
HM's birthday 42
25.11.1940
-
08.04.1941
HMS Angle (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
09.04.1941
-
19.03.1942
Commanding Officer, HMS Angle (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
07.1943
-
02.1944
Commanding Officer, HMS Sardonyx (destroyer)
02.1944
-
(10.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMS Calder (frigate)
Plumpton,
Charles
M.J. Pollard
Son of Sidney Plumpton, and Bertha Preston.
Married ((06?).1948, Wandsworth district, London) Joan Muriel Lee (16.10.1922 - 04.2003); one daughter, one son.
25.01.1920
Louth, Lincolnshire
-
12.1992
Surrey Mid-eastern district
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 16.06.1941
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 01.09.1943 (reld > 04.1946)

* Special Branch officer employed on scientific duties

Education: Louth Grammar School; St John's College, Cambridge (BA, 1940; MA, 1944); PhD (Lond), 1957.
29.06.1941 - (08.)1941 HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) (for signal school)
(10.1941)     HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) *
27.10.1941 - (04.)1942 HMS Cochrane II (supply & accounting base for tenders, Rosyth) (for Rosyth Escort Force)
20.04.1942 - (12.1942) HMS Anson (battleship)
01.01.1943 - (08.)1943 HMS Blenheim (destroyer depot ship)
(12.1943)     no appointment listed
14.12.1943 - (01.)1945 HMS Blenheim (destroyer depot ship)
02.1945 - (04.)1945 HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, Hampshire) (for radar school)
11.06.1945 - (07.)1945 HMS Kenya (cruiser)
25.07.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Valiant (battleship) (for radar duties)
Senior lecturer of applied mathematics, Queen Mary College, London. FRAS.
Published: Course maths, engineers & scientists (7 vols., 1960-1964); Sixth form pure maths (2 vols.), etc.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Podd,
Alfred Arthur
A.A. Podd (Photo courtesy of Sally Oldfield) A.A. Podd (Photo courtesy of Susie Podd)
Son of Charles Samuel Podd (1894-1941), and Harriett Minnie Thomas (1895-1968).
Married ((12?).1942, Surrey Mid Eastern district) Lilian M. Collins; ... children (one daughter?).
14.12.1920
Southwark district, Greater London
-
06.06.1997
Sutton district, Surrey
Ord.Sea. 24.05.1941
T/A/Ldg.Sea. 20.09.1941-26.01.1942
AB Sea. 24.02.1942
T/S.Lt. 25.09.1942
T/Lt. 01.06.1944 (reld 06.07.1946)
24.05.1941 - 17.09.1941 HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)
18.09.1941 - 10.10.1941 HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces establishment, Fort William)
11.10.1941 - 15.10.1941 HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)
16.10.1941 - 16.11.1941 HMS Attack (Coast Forces base, Portland)
17.11.1941 - 23.06.1942 HMS Midge (Coastal Forces base, Great Yarmouth)
24.06.1942 - 24.09.1942 HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
28.12.1942 - (01.1945) HMS Mantis (Coastal Forces base, Lowestoft) (additional; for MGBs, MTBs, etc.; for 4th MTB Flotilla)
28.12.1942 - (02.)1943 First Lieutenant, HM MGB 87 (motor gun boat)
12.07.1943 - (12.1943) First Lieutenant, HM MGB 84 (motor gun boat)
04.1944 - ? Spare Officer, HM MTB 467 (motor torpedo boat)
(1944)     Commanding Officer, HM MTB 469 (motor torpedo boat)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
03.12.1945 - 06.07.1946 HMS Gosling (training establishment, Risley, near Warrington)
Poels,
Peter John
M.J. Pollard
Son of Albert John Poels, and Eleanor Julia Connolly.
Married ((12?).1942, St Marylebone district, London) Celia Marie Myburgh; two sons, four daughters.
(03?).1918
Steyning district, Sussex
-
Prob. T/Sg.Lt. 02.10.1942
T/Sg.Lt. 03.05.1943, seniority 02.10.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
Education: MRCS, LRCP.
14.12.1942 - (06.)1944 HMS Ness (frigate)
25.09.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Sea Serpent (landing craft base, Bracklesham Bay & Birdham, Chichester)
(04.1946)     HMS Fencer (escort carrier) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Pollard,
George Francis Giffard
G.F.G. Pollard
Son of ... Pollard, and Julia Mary Pollard.
Married (30.06.1928) Dr Margaret Steuart "Peggy" Gladstone (01.03.1904 - 1996), daughter of John Steuart Gladstone (1862-1920), and Anne Fitzgibbon.
(07?).1906
Wymondham, Forehoe district, Norfolk
-
(12?).1968
Truro district, Cornwall
Prob. T/S.Lt. 27.09.1940
T/Lt. 27.12.1940 (reld < 04.1946)
Education: Cambridge University.
Journalist.
      HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
(12.1940)     no appointment listed
13.01.1941 - (08.)1941 HMS Pearl (anti-submarine trawler)
(10.1941)     no appointment listed
(12.1941) - (04.1942) HMS Globe II (minesweeping whaler) *
(06.1942) - (02.1943) HMS Sumar (anti-submarine yacht) *
(04.1943) - (07.1945) HMS Scalpay (minesweeping trawler) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Pollard,
Michael John
M.J. Pollard
?
-
T/S.Lt.
?
T/Lt.
04.03.1944
?
-
01.01.1943
First Lieutenant, HM MTB 105 (motor torpedo boat) (sunk after being adrift)
25.10.1944
-
(04.1946)
HMS Bulolo (Landing Ship Headquarters)
Polmont,
John Ernest
M.J. Pollard
Son of William and Janet Polmont, of Helensburgh.
Husband of Lucretia Jane Polmont.
1908 ?
-
03.10.1942
[age 34]
[Helensburgh Cemetery, R.5B.14]
Prob. T/S.Lt.
08.03.1940
T/S.Lt.
?
T/Lt.
18.04.1940
17.12.1936
 
 
joined Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve (attached Clyde Division RNVR)
(04.1940)
 
 
no appointment listed
(02.1941)


HMS Nimrod (training establishment, Campbeltown) *
17.03.1941
-
03.10.1942
HMS Spartiate (RN base, Glasgow) [lost overboard]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Pomeroy,
Arthur John Cinnamond
A.J.C. Pomeroy
Married (11.01.1962) 3rd Offr. Rowena Mary Vesey Holt, WRNS; .. children.

20.05.1907
-
1995
Midsh. 1926
S.Lt. 1929
Lt. 1930
Lt.Cdr. 19.10.1938
Cdr. 30.06.1942
Mention in Despatches MID 27.12.1940 rescue crew merchant ships 09.40
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1943 New Year 43
Mention in Despatches MID 11.12.1945 wind up Europe 45
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Decoration VRD 24.06.1950 -
1923 - 1934 worked for shipbuilders Harland and Wolff Limited, Belfast and Liverpool
1934 - 1939 worked for Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI)
1939 - 1940 served with anti-submarine groups in North Sea and Norway
17.07.1940 - 05.04.1942 Commanding Officer, HMS Gloxinia (corvette) (N Atlantic & Mediterranean)
1942 - 1943 on staff of Flag Officer, Liverpool, HMS Eaglet
24.03.1943 - 1945 Executive Officer, HMS Delhi (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
1945 - 10.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Delhi (cruiser)
10.1945 - 1946 resettlement and redeployment duties on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Fleet [HMS St. Angelo]
1945     returned to work at Imperial Chemical Industries
1950     moved to Canada and worked as a civil servant
1956     entered Royal Canadian Naval Reserve
Ponder,
Richard Constant
R.C. Ponder (Photo courtesy of Mrs Janet Martin) R.C. Ponder (Photo courtesy of Mrs Janet Martin)
Son of Constant Wells Ponder, and Margaret Heywood Boys.
11.05.1914
Hollingbourne district, Kent
-
01.1990
Dover district, Kent
Prob. T/Sg.Lt.
12.12.1940
T/Sg.Lt.
1941?, seniority 12.12.1940
T/A/Sg.Lt.Cdr.
> 07.1945, < 04.1946
Mention in Despatches MID
01.07.1941
HM's birthday 41
Education: MRCS, LRCP
12.01.1941
-
08.04.1942
HMS Wolverine (destroyer)
25.05.1944
-
(01.)1945
HMS Sussex (cruiser)
(03.)1945
-
(07.)1945
HMS Odyssee (accounting base for naval parties)
(03.1945)
 
 
Naval Party 2402 (Rhine Crossing)
14.08.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMS Buchan Ness (landing craft repair ship)
Ponting,
Frederick William
F.W. Ponting
Son of Frederick George Ponting, and Emily Sarah Amelia Lockyer (1881-1968).
Married ((09?).1948, Manchester district, Lancashire) Betty Alfreda Muddle ((12?).1924 - ), daughter of James Alfred Muddle (1885-), and Elizabeth Ellen Wiles (1889-1942); four sons.
26.03.1920
Beer, Axminster district, Devon
-
T/A/S.Lt. (A) (prob) 16.12.1940
T/S.Lt. (A) 26.03.1941
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 21.09.1942, seniority 26.03.1941
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 26.09.1943 (reld > 07.1945, < 04.1946)
07.01.1941 - (02.)1941 acting observer, HMS Grebe (RN Air Station, Dekheila, nr Alexandria, Egypt)
11.03.1941 - (08.)1941 acting observer, 803 Squadron FAA [HMS Formidable (aircraft carrier)]
08.09.1941 - (06.)1942 acting observer, 806 Squadron FAA [HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon)]
(08.)1942 - (02.)1943 HMS Grebe (RN Air Station, Dekheila, nr Alexandria, Egypt) *
20.02.1943 - (02.)1944 on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Levant [HMS Nile (RN base, Alexandria, Egypt)]
07.02.1944 - (07.1945) Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Poole,
Charles Ronald
"Ronnie"
C.R. Poole
Son of ... Poole, and ... Whiteman.
17.12.1915
Eton district, Buckinghamshire
-
01.2000
Abingdon district, Berkshire / Oxfordshire
T/Paym.S.Lt.
24.01.1940
T/Paym.Lt.
24.01.1941
T/Paym.Lt.Cdr. = T/A/Lt.Cdr. (S)
> 08.1942, < 02.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
04.03.1940
-
(02.)1941
HMS Galatea (cruiser)
12.07.1941
-
(06.1943)
HMS Baldur (RN base, Reykjavik, Iceland)
27.03.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton, Somerset)
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
Pooley,
Robin Krohn
R.K. Pooley
Son of ... Pooley, and ... Krohn.
(12?).1921
Chertsey district, Surrey
-
T/A/S.Lt.
1943?
T/S.Lt.
07.07.1944
01.1944
-
13.06.1944
HMS Birdlip (armed trawler) (torpedoed off Liberia)
(07.1945)


HMS President (Admiralty, London)
(04.1946)


HMS Annet (armed trawler)
Poore,
Reginald Thomas Frank
R.T.F. Poore (Photo courtesy of Mr Chris Poore)
Son of Frank Poore (1892-1962), and Elsie Smith (1895-1977).
Married ((09?).1946, Blandford district, Dorset) Barbara Butson ((12?).1923 - 2008), daughter of William Edward Butson (1888-1965), and Emily Louisa Targett (1885-1963); one son.
24.07.1913
Wimborne, Dorset
-
12.02.1985
Poole, Dorset
Ord.Sea. ?
T/S.Lt. 16.04.1942
T/Lt. 16.04.1943
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - & clasp France & Germany
It St - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Arctic Star emblem Arc St - -
01.01.1941 - 04.02.1941 HMS Royal Arthur (training establishment, Skegness)
04.04.1941 - 02.10.1941 HMS Boreas (destroyer)
03.01.1942 - 24.05.1942 HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
25.05.1942 - 04.10.1942 French Ship "La Malouine" (corvette) (Convoys PQ17 06/07.1942 & QP14 09.1942)
16.10.1942 - 21.11.1943 HMS Kingcup (corvette)
05.12.1943 - 31.07.1945 HMS Myosotis (corvette)
Poppitt,
Henry Graham Lambert
H.G.L. Poppitt (Photo courtesy of Mr Ray A. Purton)
Son of ... Poppitt, and .. Lambert.
20.02.1923
Madeley district, Shropshire
-
07.2000
East Devon
T/A/S.Lt. (A)
?
T/S.Lt. (A)
22.11.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
1943


qualified as an observer at Blake 54th Naval Observers' Course, Class 6
10.1943
-
(04.1944)
observer, 738 Squadron FAA [HMS Saker (RN base, Washington, USA), based at USN Air Station, Lewiston, Maine]
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
(04.1946)


HMS Ringtail (RN Air Station, Burscough, near Ormskirk, Lancashire) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Porter,
Charles Burnham
C.B. Porter (Photo courtesy of Mr Eric Dietrich-Berryman)
27.07.1906
Beverly Farms, Massachusetts, USA
-
06.09.1995
Danvers, Massachusetts, USA
[commemmorated at RN College, Greenwich]
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 19.06.1941
Estate agent from Massachusetts.
19.06.1941     joined the RNVR (as an American citizen)
26.07.1941 - (08.1942) on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Nore [HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham)]
Literature: Eric Dietrich-Berryman, Charlotte Hammond & R.E. White, Passport not required : U.S. volunteers in the Royal Navy, 1939-1941 (2010).
Porter,
Derek Stanley
D.S. Porter
?
-
Prob. T/Sg.Lt.
21.11.1941?
T/Sg.Lt.
05.1942, seniority 21.11.1941
27.01.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Brittany (netlayer)
MRCS, LRCP
Poulter,
Benjamin John
B.J. Poulter
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Ruben Poulter of 34 Mill Lane, Sawston. Residence at Cambridge (1944).
?
-
T/S.Lt. (E)
01.11.1943
T/Lt. (E)
? (reld 29.01.1946)

Member of the Order of the British Empire

MBE
10.10.1944
mined in the Channel 27.07.44, not sunk
09.12.1943
-
(06.)1944
HMS Pink (corvette) (mined off Normandy 27.06.1944; irreparably damaged)
(07.1945)


HMS Borage (corvette) *
* no date of appointment indicated
Pratchett,
Richard Maurice
R.M. Pratchett (Photo courtesy of Mrs Geraldine Hultkrantz)
Son of ... Pratchett, and ... Seward.
Married (1937) Anne Jane Bowen-Evans (24.05.1916 Wales - 1969 Stockholm, Sweden); one daughter, one son.
His daughter Geraldine quotes from a letter her father wrote to a colleague: "Coincidentally I too was attached to "Vernon"... About the time the latter were ending, volunteers for parachute mine rendering safe were being called for and, within a very few days of volunteering, I found myself appointed to D.T.M. (Land Incident Section - L.I.S.); followed a course at West Leigh near, Havant, and in a short while I qualified by rendering safe my first unexploded parachute mine and living. For the following eighteen months I did my share all over the place... Early 1944 volunteers were called for - as demolition experts - to fit out the blockships which were to become the 'Gooseberries' of 'D' day. I fitted altogether - in two batches - twenty odd. A Diving Course, an Enemy 'T' Course, and following 'D' day seconded to D.T.M. to N.I.D. for service with No. 30 Marine Commando, my object became the recovery for research purposes of the German 'T 5', (the Gnat). With a colleague, after a highly exciting 'intelligence' chase attaching ourselves temporarily to pretty nearly every British and Allied Army Sector on the Continent for short periods, we located the 'Gnat' up the for'ard tubes of a sunken U-boat off Point St. Elme [near Toulon] on the Riviera Coast. By chopping off some 50/60 tons U-Boat bows we got two specimens which we flew home and checked in. It was for my part in this that I got the M.B.E.1
We saw the German collapse on the Continent, came home and volunteered to join the Malayan Invasion Force - to pick up the Jap. Oxygen Torpedo - also badly wanted. Flew East with a party of the old Commando group to have the Japs let us down by capitulating within a couple of months. I got my specimens in Penang Island where I landed on the 3rd September 1945, and my opposite number his in Singapore. Shipped 'em home and then rounded off my Naval days by several months of first class living all over the East and Continent while en route home." My father was released from the Navy 31st August 1946. We, the family went to South Africa in 1947, returned to Europe in 1953, settled in Jersey in the Channel Islands where my father helped the local Bomb expert to detonate and render safe mines/bombs that floated up off the Channel Islands until his death in 1967.2



02.07.1915
Islington district, Greater London / London / Middlesex
-
1967
Jersey
T/S.Lt.
21.08.1942
T/A/Lt.
02.07.1943 (reld 31.08.1946)

Member of the Order of the British Empire

MBE
06.10.1945
recovery T5  torpedo Toulon 04.45 *

* For courage, resource and devotion to duty displayed when recovering enemy torpedoes under dangerous conditions. The knowledge gained from these weapons subsequently proved of great value.

08.1942?
-
09.1942?
HMS Vernon (torpdeo school and experimental establishment, Brighton)
28.09.1942
-
(06.1944)
bomb disposal officer, Land Incident Section, Torpedoes and Mining Department, Admiralty [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty)
[followed a course at West Leigh near, Havant; early 1944 fitted out, as demolition expert, the blockships ("Gooseberries") for the Normandy invasion]
1944
-
1946?
30 (Commando) Assault Unit [seconded from the Naval Intelligence Division]
(04.1945)


HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon)
(07.1945)


HMS President (Admiralty) *
(04.1946)


HMS Sultan (RN base, Singapore) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Preddle,
Frederick Donald
F.D. Preddle
Son of Frederick George Preddle (1885-1975), and Harriet A. Adams (1887?-1963).
Married; ... children.
16.07.1917
Edmonton district, Hertfordshire / Oxfordshire / Buckinghamshire / Middlesex
-
05.2003
Hounslow district, London
 
T/S.Lt. 24.04.1941
T/Lt. 16.07.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
12.08.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Fortitude (RN base, Ardrossan)
02.1944 - (01.1945) Commanding Officer, HM MMS 285 (motor minesweeper)
(07.1945)     HM MMS 285 (motor minesweeper) *
(04.1946)     HM MMS 236 (motor minesweeper) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Prescott,
Richard James
R.J. Prescott
?
-
05?.2012
[buried at sea]
T/A/S.Lt. (A) 09.04.1944
T/S.Lt. (A) 09.10.1944
(06.1944) - (10.1944) no appointment listed
16.10.1944 - (07.)1945 HMS Sparrowhawk (RN Air Station, Hatston, Orkney)
23.07.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Nabrock (Mobile Naval Air Base (MONAB) IX, Middle Wallop, from 10.1945 Sembawang, Singapore)
Preshaw,
William
W. Preshaw
07.02.1921 ?
Sunderland district, Durham ?
-
(09?).1974 ?
Surrey North Western district ?
T/S.Lt. ?
T/Lt. 02.04.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
06.01.1943 - (10.)1944 HMS Cutty Sark (yacht; submarine escort vessel)
21.08.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Hastings (sloop)
Preston,
Frederick Colin George
"Hippo"
F.C.G. Preston
Son of ... Preston, and ... Hotblack.
Married (10.1940); one son, one daughter.
16.07.1912
Norwich district, Norfolk
-
03.1997
Wayland district, Norfolk
T/S.Lt.
29.10.1939
T/Lt.
06.10.1940 (reld > 04.1946)
(04.1940)
 
 
HMS Spartiate (RN base, Glasgow) *
(10.1940)


10th MTB Flotilla [HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)]
04.01.1941
-
(02.)1941
spare officer, 4th MTB Flotilla [HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)]
21.06.1941
-
(06.1943)
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 47 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport)]
(08.1943)
-
03.12.1945
Commanding Officer, HM ML 199 (motor launch) [indicated as from 30.03.1942] (serving at the Clyde)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Preston, *
Kenneth Stewart
K.S. Preston
* The July 1945 Navy List spells the name erroneously as: Prenton
?
-
1984 ?
Prob. T/Sg.Lt.
09.03.1945
T/Sg.Lt.
?
Education: Edinburgh Medical School; MB, ChB
WW II


serving on a minesweeper & hospital ship (Singapore; wounded):
16.04.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Cap St. Jacques (hospital ship)
Price,
Dennis Henry
G.D.A. Price
Married; two daughters, two sons.
25.10.1925
-
06.1994
Hertfordshire
T/Midsh.
04.08.1944
T/A/S.Lt.
25.04.1945
T/S.Lt.
25.10.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
23.09.1944
-
(04.1946)
HMS Waveney (frigate)
Price,
George Dennis Anthony
G.D.A. Price
(09?).1915 ??
Ormskirk district, Lancashire ??
-
T/Lt.
?
Mention in Despatches MID
15.09.1942
action Dover Straits 21.07.42
(07.1942)


Commanding Officer, MGB 322
Price,
John Scott
J.S. Price J.S. Price (Photo courtesy of Mr Danny Mercer)
From Blackpool.
Married Olwen ...
25.11.1914
-
12.1995

Fowey, St Austell district, Cornwall
T/S.Lt. 24.04.1941
T/Lt. 24.04.1942
T/A/Lt.Cdr. 11.1943? (reld > 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 04.05.1943 action with E-boats Nore Area 07.03.43 [investiture 23.05.44]

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 05.09.1944 action with German trawlers Nore Area 24.07.44 [decoration posted]

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 21.11.1944 Coastal Forces action Nore Area 26.08.44 [decoration posted]
Mention in Despatches MID 30.11.1943 action with enemy forces Nore Area 22.07.43
(06.1941)     no appointment listed
28.06.1941 - (02.)1942 HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces establishment, Fort William):
28.06.1941 - (12.)1941 First Lieutenant, HM MGB 93 (motor gun boat)
15.12.1941 - (02.)1942 Commanding Officer, HM MGB 15 (motor gun boat)
(04.1942)     HMS Minos II (Coastal Forces base, Lowestoft) *
24.04.1942 - (04.)1943 HMS Mantis (Coastal Forces base, Lowestoft) (for 5th MGB Flotilla):
(03.1943)     Commanding Officer, HM MGB 21 (motor gun boat)
26.05.1943 - (10.)1943 Commanding Officer, HM MGB 122 (motor gun boat), redesignated: HM MTB 441 (motor torpedo boat)
03.11.1943 - (02.)1944 HMS Beehive (Coastal Forces base, Felixstowe)
18.02.1944 - (04.)1945 HMS Mantis (Coastal Forces base, Lowestoft):
(07.1944)     Commanding Officer, HM MTB 455 (motor torpedo boat)
(08.1944)     Commanding Officer, HM MTB 458 (motor torpedo boat)
(07.1945) - (04.1946) no appointment listed
Ran a sailing school at Fowey, Cornwall.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Prichard,
David Richard Edgar

D.R.E. Prichard (Photo courtesy of Mr K.J. Lindsay)
D.R.E. Prichard (Photo courtesy of Mr K.J. Lindsay)
D.R.E. Prichard (Photo courtesy of Mr K.J. Lindsay)

Son of the Rev. Richard Edgar Vipan Prichard, MA (1880-1973), and Frances Katharine Lucy Marshall (1883?-1960), of Paston Vicarage, Norwich, Norfolk.
28.04.1919
Colchester district, Essex
-
21.11.1941
died of illness (peritonitis) at Plymouth, Devon
[age 22]
[Paston (St Margaret) Churchyard, Norfolk]
T/S.Lt. 23.08.1940
Education: Haileybury College (1933.2-1937.2).
1940 - 1940 HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
10.09.1940 - (12.1940) HMS Ruby (trawler)
20.01.1941 - 21.11.1941 HMS Britannia II (trawler base, Dartmouth)
Priddy,
Ivon le Nain
I le N. Priddy (Photo courtesy of Mr K.J. Lindsay)
(09?).1904
Purley, Croydon district, Surrey
-

New Zealand
Prob. T/S.Lt. 23.08.1940
T/Lt. 23.11.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. < 07.1945
      HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
? - (10.1940) HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport)
... - ... ...
? - (07.1945) HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship)
Prideaux,
Arthur Guyon
A.G. Prideaux (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster) A.G. Prideaux (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Forster)
Son of Arthur Ashburner Prideaux (1868-1948), and Renee Isabel Bell (1878-1967).
Unmarried.
From Kensington, London.

19.01.1904
Colombo, Ceylon
-
09.03.1994
Longparish, Andover, Hampshire
Prob. T/S.Lt. 23.02.1940
T/Lt. 02.04.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. < 01.1945 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID 04.04.1944 Aegean operations 09-11.43
Education: Clifton College, Bristol (1918,1-1923.2; Brown's House; Praepostor; Shooting VIII); Hertford College, Oxford (BA; Hons. Solicitors' Fin. Exam.).
      HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
(04.1940)     no appointment listed
02.04.1940 - 25.09.1940 HMS Stella Sirius (anti-submarine warfare trawler) (bombed and sunk by Vichy French aircraft at Gibraltar)
10?.1940 - 03?.1941 HMS Wolborough (destroyer)
18.03.1941 - (10.)1942 HMS Decoy (destroyer)
(12.1942)     no appointment listed [possibly British Naval Liaison Officer on Greek destroyer Miaoulis]
17.01.1943 - (02.)1944 HMS Beaufort (destroyer) (despatches)
03.1944 - 01.1945 First Lieutenant, HMS Lookout (destroyer)
(01.1945)     HMS Lookout (destroyer) *
06.02.1945 - 31.05.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Venomous (destroyer)
06.1945 - (07.)1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Havelock (destroyer)
(10.1945)     no appointment listed
Solicitor (initially in the firm Alfred Bright & Sons, later till 27.06.1969 as partner in Waltons, Bright & Co.). Honorary Secretary London Branch Old Cliftonian Society, 1937-1951. Chairman Executive Committee Old Cliftonian Society, 1951-1958 (Vice-President 1958-1960). Member of Clifton College Council since 1953.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Pritchard,
Gwynedd Idris
"Gwyn"

G.I. Pritchard

Son of Cyril Idris Pritchard and Lily Pritchard.
Married (1975) Mary Thérèsa (née Curtin); three sons (by previous marriage).
18.06.1924
-
19.06.2012
T/S.Lt. 02.12.1944
Lt. RN 1946
Lt.Cdr. RN 1954
Cdr. RN 1959
Capt. RN 1967
R.Adm. RN 07.07.1976 (retd 05.04.1981)
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB 1981 ?
... - ... ...
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
28.08.1945 - (04.1946) Gunnery Officer, HMS Zealous (destroyer)
... - ... ...
Volunteered 1942 as Hostilities Only Ordinary Seaman he rose to Rear Admiral completing almost 40 years in the RN. As an Ordinary Seaman he served two years aboard Farndale at the invasions into North Africa, Sicily and Italy; then served in the western and northern Atlantic including a Russian convoy and at the end of the war, was Gunnery Officer in Zealous. Transferred to extended service commission in the RN as lieutenant whilst at Londonderry in 1946, his first command was MTB 2017 then two years with the FAA at Gamecock; he then joined Indomitable as aircraft control room officer. In 1952 he commanded Motor Minesweeper 1786 based in Hong Kong during the Korean War. Upon returning to the UK he was executive officer aboard Cockleshell, promoted to lieutenant commander, then as 2iC of Contest; this included time off Iceland during the first ‘fish war’. Promoted 1959 he commanded Cavalier in the Far East, then assistant captain of HMNB Portsmouth and staff of Flag Officer 2iC of the Home Fleet. 1966 he joined Ark Royal as executive officer and 2iC on Beira patrol and in the Far East, and CO of Decoy for post refit trials; selected for captain he then spent two years on the staff of Defence Intelligence (Soviet Navy section). 1969-72 he was Captain Frigate Squadron and in command of Phoebe, then CO of Charybdis. Director Naval Operations and Trade at the Admiralty 1973 he transformed Dryad into the School of Maritime Operations. He became Rear Admiral in 1976 and was Flag Officer Sea Training at Portland for two years. His final appointment was as Flag Officer Gibraltar and NATO Commander Gibraltar Mediterranean, he transferred to the retired list 1981 having been appointed Companion of the Order of the Bath. A popular CO and active member of HMS Cavalier Association; president of the Weymouth Naval Association from 1981 until illness forced him to step down; dedicated president of the Bride Valley branch of the British Legion; chairman and president in turn of the Dorset branch of SSAFA and was also on its National Council; and each year he was a volunteer collector for the Mission to Seamen.
Pritchard,
John Rowlands
J.R. Pritchard (Photo courtesy of Mr Stephen Pritchard)

Son of Evan Rowlands Pritchard (1884-1966), and Ethel Brockelsby (1885-), of Seven Sisters, London.
Married ((06?).1945, Ilford district, Essex) Frances Emma Lewis (30.12.1912 - 07.05.1996), daughter of Ivor Cadwaladyr Llewellyn Lewis (1875-1953), and Beatrice Maud Payne (1892-1976); two sons, one daughter.
15.05.1914
Edmonton district, Essex / Hertfordshire / Middlesex
-
30.12.2007
Emsworth
Prob. Lt. 01.05.1939
Lt. 1940, seniority 01.05.1939
Lt. RN 01.08.1945, seniority 01.05.1938
Lt.Cdr. RN 01.01.1946
Cdr. RN 31.12.1950 (retd 15.05.1964)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 02.06.1943 HM's birthday 43 [investiture 13.07.43]
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1945 New Year 45
01.05.1939     commissioned, RNVR (Ulster Division)
14.10.1939 - 12.12.1939 HMS Duchess (destroyer)
[On 12 December 1939 HMS Duchess (Lt. Cdr. R.C.M White, RN) was arriving in the Clyde escorting Barham. At 0400 hrs in the North Channel, 9nm of Mull of Kintyre, at position 55.19N, 06.06 W, possibly due to fog in the area, the zigzagging pattern of the Barham and Duchess crossed: Barham impacted the Duchess, cutting her in half. There were only 23 survivors of the 160 crew. Lt. J.R. Pritchard RNVR was the only surviving officer.]
(12.1939) - (02.1940) no appointment listed
05.02.1940 - (08.)1942 HMS Highlander (destroyer) (DSC)
(10.1942) - (12.1942) no appointment listed
30.11.1942 - (06.)1944 HMS Vidette (destroyer) (despatches)
22.08.1944 - (10.)1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Burwell (destroyer)
12.1944 - 05.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Lancaster (destroyer)
01.08.1945     transferred to RN
06.1945 - (04.1947) HMS Ajax (cruiser)
... - ... ...
01.05.1954 - 24.11.1954 Commanding Officer, HMS Barrosa (destroyer)
... - ... ...
Pritchard,
Reginald Victor
R.V. Pritchard (Photo courtesy of Mr Michael Pritchard) R.V. Pritchard (Photo courtesy of Mr Michael Pritchard)
R.V. Pritchard (Photo courtesy of Mr Michael Pritchard)
Son of Edgar Pritchard, and Eleanor "Ella" Iredale, of Dissington, Workington, Cumbria.
Married (27.05.1944, Cathedral of St Paul, Valetta, Malta) Nancy Oulton (16.05.1921 - ), daughter of William Francis Bertram Oulton, and Ethel Beatrice Bennett; three sons, one daughter.
08.12.1913
Croydon district, London
-

Riverhead, Sevenoaks, Kent
T/Paym.S.Lt. 29.05.1941
T/Paym.Lt. = T/Lt. (S) 29.05.1942
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (S) > 07.1945, < 04.1946
      HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
(08.1941) - (10.1942) no appointment listed
(12.1942) - (02.1943) HMS Tana (RN base, Kilindini, Kenya) *
20.02.1943 - (12.1943) HMS Warspite (battleship)
15.01.1944 - (06.)1944 HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) (for duty in Admiral's Office, Vice-Admiral Malta and Flag Officer Central Mediterranean)
05.09.1944 - (07.)1945 HMS Stag (RN base, Port Said) (additional; for various services)
24.11.1945 - (04.1946) Base Supply Officer, Beirut [HMS Moreta (RN base, Haifa)]
Director: Abercon Nominees; The British South Africa Co.; The British South Africa Co. Holdings; Cecil Holdings; Cecil Investments; Charter Consolidated Finance; Charter Consolidated Pension Trustees; etc. London Secretary of Anglo American Corporation of South Africa, 1964-1969.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Pritchard,
Ronald Ernest

R.E. Pritchard (Photo courtesy of Mr Howard R. Gray)
?
-
01.11.1944
[age 23]
[Lee-on-Solent Memorial, bay 5, panel 6]
T/S.Lt. (A) 01.07.1942
... - ... ...
07.12.1943 - (04.1944) pilot, 1832 Squadron FAA
... - ... ...
Probert,
Douglas Gower Ellis
D.G.E. Probert
05.12.1908
Swansea district, Glamorgan
-
01.2004
Swansea district, Glamorgan
Prob. T/S.Lt.
12.01.1940
T/Lt.
26.04.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
08.1943 (reld < 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
01.01.1945
New Year 45 [investiture 11.05.45]
?
-
(04.1940)
HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishement, Hove, Sussex)
22.07.1940
-
(02.1941)
HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport) (for Fort Blockhouse)
27.04.1942
-
(06.)1943
Commanding Officer, MGB 610 (motor gun boat) [HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces training establishment, Fort William)]
08.1943
-
(07.1944)
Commanding Officer, MGB 323 (motor gun boat) & Senior Officer, 16th MGB Flotilla
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
Procter,
Henry
H. Procter (Photo courtesy of Mr Paul Procter)
Son of William Eastwood Procter, and Elizabeth Dodgson.
22.08.1914
Lytham St Annes, Lancashire
-
23.04.2004
Wrea Green, Lancashire
T/S.Lt. 07.05.1942
T/Lt. 07.05.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
1942?     HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
04.07.1944 - 27.05.1945 Commanding Officer, HM ML 181 (motor launch)
(07.1945)     HMS Cabbala (coding school Lowton, Warrington, Lancashire) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Procter,
William Henry
"Bill"
W.H. Procter
1915 ?
-
06.2010 still alive [aged 95]
T/A/Paym.S.Lt. 1943
T/Paym.S.Lt. 24.05.1944
T/Lt. (S) 01.06.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
1943     HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
15.12.1943 - (04.)1946 HMS Argonaut (cruiser)
Proes,
Nevil Maurice Ernest
N.M.E. Proes
From Jersey, Channel Islands.
26.12.1919
-
01.1982
London
T/S.Lt. 01.11.1939
T/Lt. 01.02.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID 07.09.1943 attacks U-boats Western Approaches 03.43
Mention in Despatches MID 19.10.1943 attack U-boat Bay of Biscay 07.07.43
Had been in the Navy before the war but was invalided out with an injured arm.
01.01.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Javelin (destroyer)
06.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Walney (escort)
24.03.1942 - (08.1942) HMS Venomous (destroyer)
05.01.1943 - (08.)1943 HMS Hurricane (destroyer) (despatches twice)
12.1943 - (01.)1945 HMS Aldenham (destroyer)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
(04.1946)     HMS Forth (submarine depot ship) *
Employed by Texas Eastern LNG Company.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Prothero,
Arthur Caradoc
A.C. Prothero
Son of a high-ranking policeman in 1930s.
04.09.1905
Hackney district, Greater London / London / Middlesex
-
03.2005
Greenwich district, London
T/Lt.
21.09.1940 (reld < 04.1946)
39/45 Star; Atlantic Medal with France and Germany bar; Defence and War medal; Veteran's Normandy Medal
21.06.1940
-
(02.1941)
Thames Auxiliary Patrol [HMS Pembroke IV]
(10.1944)
-
(07.1945)
Combined Operations HQ *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Solicitor since 1928. Founder member of the Thames Barge Sailing Club & British Motor Yacht Club. Involved in the Conservative Party after the war.
Provan,
Frank Williamson
F.W. Provan
1925
Ayr district, Scotland
-
T/A/S.Lt.
12.08.1944
T/S.Lt.
12.02.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
07.04.1944
-
(10.)1944
HMS Leith (sloop)
09.12.1944
-
(07.)1945
HMS Cyclamen (corvette)
05.11.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMS Rushen Castle (corvette)
Prowse,
Leonard George
L.G. Prowse
Married ((09?).1927, Fulham district, London) Doris Herbert.
01.06.1902
Totnes district, Devon
-
1972
Manchester district, Lancashire
T/Lt. 06.10.1939
T/A/Lt.Cdr. < 12.1943
22.03.1937     joined Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve [attached to London Division RNVR]
(04.1940)     no appointment listed
(10.1940) - (02.1941) HMS Mollusc (yacht) *
05.06.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Leicester City (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
22.11.1943 - (10.1944) Commanding Officer, HMS Rion [renamed 1944: HMS Noir] (armed anti-submarine yacht)
(01.1945)     HMS Noir *
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
26.03.1945?? - (10.1945) Commanding Officer, HMIS Sind (corvette)
(04.1946)     HMIS Feroze (RIN officers' demobilization centre, Bombay) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Prudhoe,
Peter Ernest
P.E. Prudhoe
Son of Ernest Joseph Prudhoe (1889-1966), and Florence E. Trodd (1883?-1950?).
(03?).1920
Woolwich district, London
-
09.12.1951
Lewisham district, London
T/Sg.Lt. 05.03.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
Sg.Lt. 19.12.1951, seniority 30.04.1948
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
It St - -
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Education: MB, BS; MCRS, LRCP (1942).
10.1943 - (01.)1945 HMS Gregale (Coastal Forces base, Malta)
04.1945 - (07.)1945 HMS Byrsa (RN base, Naples) (for duty at Naples)
20.11.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Flowerdown (radio station, Flowerdown, nr Winchester)
19.12.1951     transferred Permanent RNVR (List I) [already deceased by the time this transfer was announced]
Pullen,
Arthur Leon
"Lon"
A.L. Pullen
Twice married, twice divorced; one daughter.

31.07.1919
Strabane, Northern Ireland
-
21.04.2012
Hampton Court Road, London SW
Ordinary Seaman 1939
T/S.Lt. 18.10.1940
T/Lt. 18.04.1943 (reld < 04.1946) (commissioned terminated on transfer to RASC 09.05.1955)
Army:  
Lt. 10.05.1955, seniority 26.06.1947 [442449] (reld 12.02.1958)
Mention in Despatches MID 16.06.1942 for good services in rescuing men from a
torpedoed merchant ship in a lighter, when
the weather was rough and the enemy near
Royal Humane Society medal for saving life at sea (in bronze) RHS Br ? rescue survivor "Volo" 12.41
1940     HMS Birmingham (cruiser)
(12.1940) - (02.1941) HMS Tormentor (Combined Operations base, Hamble, Southampton) *
(04.1941) - (12.1941) no appointment listed
(1941)     HM Lighter 17 ("Tobruk ferry")
      HMS Orion (evacuation of Crete)
01.1942 - (02.)1942 HMS Stag (RN base, Port Said, Egypt)
02.1942 - (06.)1943 HMS Saunders (Combined Operations base, Kabret, Egypt)
(08.1943)     HMS Saunders (Combined Operations base, Kabret, Egypt) *
30.09.1943 - (10.1944) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) (for landing craft duty) (commanded LCT 7064 at D-Day)
(01.1945) - (07.1945) HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base) *
10.05.1955 - 12.02.1958 commissioned, Royal Army Service Corps - Army Emergency Reserve of Officers
Wrote a number of cycling books including the Pitman Book of Cycling and authored many articles for Cycling Weekly.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Pullinger,
David Ryland
D.R. Pullinger
Son of Sidney Russell Pullinger (1891-1971), and Evangeline Owen Schofield (1886-1963).
Married (02.05.1964) Janetta Olive Ford (1925-2011), daughter of Sir Francis Charles Rupert Ford, 5th Bt., and Katharine Olive Hardwicke.
23.08.1920
Oakham district, Leicestershire
-
01.2004
Bournemouth district, Hampshire
T/S.Lt. 07.08.1942
T/Lt. 07.02.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
Education: Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University (BA 1942, MA 1946).
(10.1942) - (07.1945) HMS Brontosaurus (Combined Operations base, Castle Toward, Dunoon, Argyll) *
(04.1946)     HMS Gosling (new entry training establishment, Risley, nr Warrington, Lancashire) *
1950s - 1960s Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve
* indexed, but not listed as such
Purches,
Owen
O. Purches
Son of ... Purches, and ... Coats.
(06?).1920
Sheppey district, Kent
-
T/S.Lt. (E)
14.02.1944
T/Lt. (E)
14.02.1946 (reld > 04.1946)
03.1944
-
(06.)1944
Engineer Officer, HMS Lochy (frigate)
15.11.1944
-
(01.)1945
Engineer Officer, HMS Snowdrop (corvette)
03.07.1945
-
(04.1946)
Engineer Officer, HMS Loch Scavaig (frigate)
Pursall,
Reginald David
R.D. Pursall (Photo courtesy of Gail Pursall) R.D. Pursall (Photo courtesy of Gail Pursall)
Son (with one brother) of Reginald George Pursall (1887-1941), and Jean Aitken Muill (1887-).
Married ((12?).1940, Birmingham) Nancy Beryl Clough (11.06.1918 - 09.1989); one daughter.

19.08.1917
Aston district, Warwickshire
-
09.1986
Hillingdon district, Middlesex
T/S.Lt. (A) 21.10.1940
T/Lt. (A) 19.08.1942
T/A/Lt.Cdr. (A) > 02.1944, < 04.1944
T/A/Cdr. (A) > 04.1945, < 07.1945 (reld < 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 18.05.1943 rescuing fighter pilot Malta 03.43 [investiture 23.11.43]
(12.1940)     HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) *
09.12.1940 - (02.)1941 pilot, 751 Squadron FAA [HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath)]
(04.1941)     no appointment listed
21.04.1941 - (06.)1941 pilot, 756 Squadron FAA [HMS Kestrel (RN Air Station, Worthy Down, nr Winchester)]
01.09.1941 - (12.1941) 700 Squadron FAA [HMS Merlin (RN Air Station, Donibristle)]
15.01.1942 - (06.)1943 observer, 701 Squadron FAA [HMS Grebe (RN Air Station, Dekheila, nr Alexandria, Egypt)]
(03.1943)     828 Squadron FAA (DSC)
28.06.1943 - (10.)1943 277 Squadron FAA [HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)]
06.10.1943 - (10.)1944 Press Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
12.1944 - (10.1945) Assistant Public Relations Officer, HMS Golden Hind (RN manning depot, Sydney, NSW) [Royal Naval Information Liaison Division in the Pacific]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Purton,
John Richard
"Jack"
J.R. Purton (Photo courtesy of Mr Ray A. Purton) J.R. Purton (Photo courtesy of Mr Ray A. Purton)
Son of John Edward and Florence Elizabeth Purton (née Adams), of Abbey Wood, London.
(12?).1921
Woolwich, Greater London
-
14.03.1944
(MIA) [age 22]
[Lee-on-Solent Memorial, bay 5, panel 6]
T/A/S.Lt. (A)
?
T/S.Lt. (A)
15.11.1943
Education: Shoreditch College
1943


qualified as an observer at Blake 54th Naval Observers' Course, Class 6
10.1943
-
(03?).1944
observer, 738 Squadron FAA [HMS Saker (RN base, Washington, USA), based at USN Air Station, Lewiston, Maine]
(03?).1944
-
14.03.1944
observer, 855 Squadron FAA [HMS Saker (RN base, Washington, USA), based at USN Air Station, Squantum]
[flying in Grumman Avenger (JZ496), when it failed to return from an anti-submarine bombing exercise off Cape Cod]
Puttock,
Ralph
R. Puttock
?
-
Chief Motor Mechanic
(08.1942) [C/MX 92559]
T/S.Lt. (E)
17.05.1943
T/Lt. (E)
17.05.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
Mention in Despatches MID
02.10.1942
Operation Jubilee (raid on Dieppe, 19.08.42)
20.05.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Copra (Combined Operations pay & drafting office) (for landing craft duty) *
18.03.1946
-
(04.1946)
HMS Warren (Combined Operations base, Largs)
* according to a letter addressed 23.08.1944 at the time actually serving at HMS Braganza II (Bombay, India), care of Resident Naval Officer, Calcutta, India
Pyke,
Kenneth Edward Montagu
K.E.M. Pyke
Married Nelly Julienne Ghislaine Pyke (died 1984); at least one son.
(09?).1906
Kensington district, Greater London
-
10.11.1959
Edwalton, Nottinghamshire
Prob. T.S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 13.10.1941
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 13.01.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
(12.1941)     HMS Mercury (signal establishments, Haslemere) *
23.02.1942 - (07.1945) HMS Mercury II (Admiralty experimental signal establishment, Haslemere)
Electronic engineer (Pyke & Oxbury, Nottingham).
* indexed, but not listed as such
Pyne,
Edwin James Thomas
"Jim(my)"
E.J.T. Pyne
Married ((03?).1941, Brighton district, Sussex) Olive Noble.
02.11.1910
Newton Abbot district, Devon
-
(03?).1974
Torbay district, Devonshire
Prob. T/S.Lt. 31.05.1940
T/Lt. 02.11.1940
TA/Lt.Cdr. < 10.1944
(10.1940)     HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool) *
13.12.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Restrivo (minesweeping trawler)
(12.1941)     no appointment listed
08.1944 - (01.1945) HMS Hasdrubal (RN base, Salerno / Taranto)
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
May have served at HMS Foulness (trawler) at some point.
       
 
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