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Yale,
William Desmond
W.D. Yale
?
-
Prob. T/Midsh. (E)
12.02.1945
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
Yallop,
Edward Alfred Lacey
E.A.L. Yallop
Son of ... Yallop, and ... Lacey.
Married ((06?).1958, Thurrock district, Essex) ... Atkins.
21.08.1921
Rochford district, Essex
-
04.1987
Thurrock district, Essex
T/S.Lt. (A)
26.05.1944
05.1945
-
(07.1945)
observer, 756 Squadron FAA [HMS Ukussa]
Yandle,
Christopher Owen
C.O. Yandle
Son of ... Yandle, and ... Dennis.
Married ((06?).1946, Bromley district, Kent) ... Finnie.
19.04.1916
Dulverton district, Devon / Dorset / Somerset
-
09.1990
Bromley district, Kent
T/Lt.
14.08.1942
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
Yardley,
David William
D.W. Yardley
?
-
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
09.06.1942
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
Yardley,
Dennis John
D.J. Yardley
?
-
T/S.Lt.
22.08.1943
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
Yardley,
Donald Gordon
D.G. Yardley
Son of Clarence Yardley (1872-1952), and Florence Chase (1879-1954).
Married (07.1944, Wellington district, Shropshire / Somerset) Gertrude F.M. Smith.
11.07.1916
Brentford, Middlesex
-
01.2004
Surrey Northern district, Surrey
T/S.Lt.
26.03.1942
T/Lt.
26.03.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
(08.1942)
 
 
no appointment listed
27.05.1943
-
(07.1945)
on staff of Vice-Admiral Malta and Flag Officer Central Mediterranean [HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)]
(04.1946)
 
 
HMS Tamar (RN base, Hong Kong) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Yarker,
George Herbert
G.H. Yarker
Son of ... Yarker, and ... Bray.
23.08.1913
West Derby district, Lancashire
-
01.1994
Liverpool district, Lancashire
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.)
28.08.1942
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
Yarker,
Patrick M
P.M. Yarker
Son of ... Yarker, and ... Bospidnick.
(09?).1915
Hendon district, Middlesex
-
A/T/Lt.
20.07.1943
?
-
(07.1945)
HMIS Talwar *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Yarnold,
Cyril George Peter
C.G.P. Yarnold
Married 1st Phyllis Louisa Brown (1912-1989); two sons.
Married 2nd Joyce Corrie Brooks (1914-1980); one daughter.
Married 3rd Alice Brierley (1912-1994).
22.07.1912
Tidworth, Pewsey district, Wiltshire
-
03.2003
Warrington district, Cheshire / Lancashire
T/Lt. (A)
06.11.1942
T/A/Cdr. (A)
< 07.1945
19.03.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Flycather (for MONABs)
Yarranton,
Donald
D. Yarranton
Son of ... Yarranton, and ... Malkin.
Married ((09?).1933, Tenbury district, Worcestershire) ... Potter.
20.03.1912
St Marylebone district, Greater London
-
12.1989
Camden district, London
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.)
24.01.1942
01.02.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Sea Serpent (in lieu of specialist Gunnery Officer)
Yarwood,
Alan Slater
A.S. Yarwood
Son of ... Yarwood, and ... Mellor.
Married ((12?).1939, Nelson district, Lancashire) ... Duerden.
(06?).1915
Northwich district, Cheshire
-
T/A/S.Lt. (E)
20.11.1939
09.08.1943
-
(07.1945)
HMS Campania
Yates,
Alan
A. Yates
?
-
T/S.Lt.
?
T/Lt.
31.10.1942
Mention in Despatches MID
10.07.1945
rescue Daffodil 17.03.45
(1943)


First Lieutenant, [HM MTB ... (motor torpedo boat)]
21.12.1943
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HM MGB 333 (motor gun boat)
Yates,
Albert Leonard
S.H. Young
Son (with two brothers and one sister) of Albert Yates, and Rosina French, of Upper Holloway, London.
(06?).1923
Islington district, London
-
04.01.1945
(KIA) [age 22]
[Colombo (Liveramentu) Cemetery, Ceylon, 8.F.4]
T/A/S.Lt. (A) 25.04.1943
T/S.Lt. (A) 25.10.1943
31.05.1943 - (08.)1943 observer, 827 Squadron FAA
01.09.1943 - 04.01.1945 observer, 851 Squadron FAA [from 15.01.1944 HMS Shah (Ruler class escort carrier)] (killed in an air crash)
Yates,
James William
J.W. Yates

Son (with one sister) of James Yates (1886-), and Roberta Mary Long (1892-1969).
Married ((09?).1945, West Ham district, Essex) Jennie Isabel Griffiths (21.12.1917 - 03.1990); one son, two daughters.
28.11.1917
Fylde, Lancashire
-
11.2004
Blackpool, Lancashire
Ordinary Seaman ?
T/S.Lt. 28.08.1941
T/Lt. 28.11.1942 (reld 07.05.1946)
      HMS Hood (battlecruiser)
(10.1941)     no appointment listed
17.11.1941 - (10.)1942 HMS Muskeeta (armed yacht)
(12.1942)     HMS Midge (Coastal Forces base, Great Yarmouth) *
29.01.1943 - (04.)1945 Commanding Officer, HM MGB 16 (motor gun boat)
28.05.1945 - (07.)1945 HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex) (for educational duties)
08.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Montclare (submarine depot ship) (for E.V.T. duties)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Yendell,
Roy White
R.W. Yendell
Son of Charles and Lily Beatrice Yendell.
Married ((06?).1940, Devon Central district, Devonshire) Sarah K. Pollard; ... children (one son?).
27.11.1909
Exeter district, Devon
-
05.1991
Exeter district, Devon
Prob. T/S.Lt. 02.02.1940
T/Lt. 11.03.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. 14.08.1944?
(03.1940)     HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex) *
(04.1940) - (06.1941) no appointment listed
25.06.1941 - (08.)1942 Gunnery Officer, HMS Danae (cruiser)
01.09.1942 - (04.)1943 RN Barracks, Devonport [HMS Drake] (for gunnery duties)
09.04.1943 - 07.1944 Gunnery Officer, HMS Scylla (cruiser)
14.08.1944 - 11.1945 HMS Collingwood (training establishment, Fareham, Hampshire) (for Radar School; for gunnery duties)
1940s - 1950s Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve (attached Severn Division RNVR)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Yockney,
Richard
R. Yockney

Son of William Archibald Yockney, and Emily Livia Fussell.
Married ...; ... children (one son?).

06.04.1898
Lacock, Wiltshire
-
04.1984
Castle Hill, New South Wales, Australia
A/S.Lt. RNR 05.09.1918
S.Lt. RNR 06.04.1919
T/Lt. 06.10.1939
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 12.1940, < 02.1941
06.10.1939 - 01.1940 HMS Pyramus (minesweeper & anti-submarine base, Orkney)
31.01.1940 - (08.)1940 HMS Flora (RN base, Invergordon)
12.09.1940 - (06.)1941 HMS Fortitude (RN base, Ardrossan)
(08.1941)     HMS Fortitude (RN base, Ardrossan) *
(10.1941)     no appointment listed
16.10.1941 - (04.)1942 HMS Orlando (RN base, Greenock)
20.05.1942 - (08.)1942 Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
11.08.1942 - (10.)1942 HMS Appledore (Combined Operations base and training establishment, Fremingham Camp, Appledore)
05.10.1942 - (06.)1943 Naval Equipment Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
10.06.1943 - (06.)1944 HMS Heron (RN Air Station, Yeovilton, Somerset)
08.09.1944 - (10.)1945 HMS Tern (RN Air Station, Twatt, Orkney)
08.12.1945 - (07.1946) HMS Gannet (RN Air Station, Eglinton, Co. Londonderry)
Emigrated to Rhodesia, c. 1946.
* indexed, but not listed as such
York,
Augustus Shaw
"Gus"
A.S. York (Photo courtesy of Mr Philip York)
Son of ... York, and ... Shaw.
Married (18.05.1937, Birmingham district, Warwickshire) Edith F.J. Saunders ((09?).1910 - ); one son, one daughter.
12.08.1911
Corwen, Merionethshire

-
14.11.1991
Solihull South district, West Midlands
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 01.05.1941
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 12.08.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
Lt. (Sp.Br.) 08.09.1957, seniority 07.08.1953
Lt.Cdr. (Sp.Br.) 07.08.1961 (reld 12.08.1966)

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

Education: University of Birmingham (BSc, 1932).
(1941)     HMS Whitshed (destroyer)
(06.1941) - (08.1941) Unexploded Bomb Disposal Department, Admiralty [HMS President] *
27.08.1941 - (02.)1943 Unexploded Bomb Disposal Department, Admiralty [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty)
21.02.1943 - (06.)1944 instructor, HMS Volcano (bomb disposal training establishment, Holmrook, Cumberland)
16.09.1944 - (10.)1944 Unexploded Bomb Disposal Department, Admiralty [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty)
30.10.1944 - (07.1945) on staff of Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station [HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon)]
08.09.1957 - 12.08.1966 Permanent RNVR (from late 1950s RNR)
Returned to teaching.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Yorke,
Jack Paley
J.P. Yorke
Son of ... Yorke, and ... Robinson.
Married ((03?).1944, Northumberland Central district) Pawlyn Austin; four daughters, two sons.
05.12.1920
Gateshead district, Co. Durham / Tyne and Wear

-
06.08.2007
Thames Hospital, Thames, New Zealand
T/Sg.Lt. (D)
04.12.1942 (reld > 04.1946)
Education: LDS Dunelm
28.01.1943
-
(10.1944)
HMS Duke (RN training establishment, Great Malvern, Worcestershire) (for miscellaneous service)
30.03.1945
-
(07.1945)
HMS Mayina (transit & holding camp, Colombo, Ceylon) (for destroyers)
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
Youle,
Cecil Henry Tross
C.H.T. Youle
Married (17.07.1952, Bix Church, Henley on Thames, Henley district, Oxfordshire) Helen Elizabeth Wyvill Hancock (16.11.1922 - 24.04.1998); two daughters, one son.
06.08.1909
-
23.04.1988
Reading and Wokingham district, Berkshire
Prob. T/S.Lt. 21.06.1940
T/Lt. 21.09.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 10.1943, < 12.1943 (reld 09.07.1946)
21.06.1940 - (07.)1945 HMS Tower (auxiliary patrol base, London)
09.1945 - (04.)1946 HMS Yeoman (RN base, Thames)
1940s - 1960s Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve (attached London Division RNVR)
Secretary to the RNVR Club in the 50s and early 60s.
Young,
Andrew Bernard [Mario]
A.B. Young (Photo courtesy of Mr C.P. Young)
Son (with two brothers) of ... Young, and ... Williams.
10.11.1923
Wandsworth district, London
-
26.08.2003
North Lincolnshire district, Lincolnshire
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 01.09.1943
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 01.03.1944 (reld > 10.1945)
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE 11.12.1945 wind up Europe 45: bomb disposal parties Holland

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

(12.1943) - (02.1944) no appointment listed
14.02.1944 - (10.1945) Bomb and Mine Disposal Section, Torpedo and Mining Department, Admiralty (for duty outside Admiralty) [HMS President]
Young,
Edward Johnston
E.J. Young
Son of ... Young, and ... Wood.
13.02.1921
South Stoneham district, Hampshire / Berkshire
-
Prob. T/Midsh.
02.02.1940
T/A/S.Lt.
13.02.1941
T/S.Lt.
13.02.1942
T/Lt.
01.05.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
(02.1940?)
-
(04.)1940
HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishment, Hove, Sussex)
29.06.1940
-
(02.)1941
HM MASB 13 (motor anti-submarine boat) [HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Portland)
01.09.1941
-
(12.1941)
First Lieutenant, HM MASB 22 (motor anti-submarine boat) [HMS St Christopher (Coastal Forces establishment, Fort William)]
(02.1942?)
 
 
HM MTB 224 (motor torpedo boat) ?
04.07.1942
-
(06.)1944
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 86 (motor torpedo boat) [initially at HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport)]
29.07.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Gregale (Coastal Forces base, Malta)
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
Young,
Edward Preston
"Teddy"



Son of William Young, a general trader, of 46 Eversleigh Road, Finchley.
Married 1st (1945) Diana Lilian Graves (marriage dissolved); two daughters. Married 2nd (1956) Mary Reoch Cressall (née Strang) (died 1991).
From Enfield.

17.11.1913
Trinidad
-
28.01.2003
Littlehampton, West Sussex
T/S.Lt. 12.04.1940
T/Lt. 12.04.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr. ?
T/A/Cdr. ? (reld late 1945)

Distinguished Service Order

DSO  12.09.1944 4 war patrols Eastern Fleet [investiture 27.09.45]

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 23.03.1943 sinking Italian submarine 09.11.42 [investiture 27.09.45]

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 05.06.1945 4 war patrols Far East 06.44-01.45 [investiture 27.09.45]
Mention in Despatches MID 13.10.1942 sinking U-boat 03.08.42
Education: Highgate School, London (04.1926-12.1930).
Writer & book designer. Started working in the publishing trade with Bodley Head, Allen Lane and the Reprint Society.
04.1940     joined RNVR
08.1940     entered submarine service
23.03.1941 - 19.07.1941 Third Officer, HMS Umpire (submarine) (ship sunk) (UK)
(1941)     Torpedo Officer, HMS Sealion (submarine) (Soviet northern waters)
      Submarine Commanding Officers' course, Portsmouth
(08.1942) - (11.1942) First Lieutenant, P 247 (submarine) [later: HMS Saracen] (Atlantic & Mediterranean)
(06.1943)     HMS Cyclops (submarine depot ship) *
18.06.1943 - (01.1945) Commanding Officer, HMS Storm (submarine) (Far East)
15.05.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Forth
      HMS Cyclops (submarine depot ship)
Re-joined Allen Lane, then joined Hart-Davis (till 1955). 1970-1973 Managing Director, Rainbird Publishing Gp Ltd. Finally Managing Director, Sphere Books, before retiring to Domme in the Dordogne.
Published: One of Our Submarines, 1952; Look at Lighthouses, 1961; The Fifth Passenger, 1962; Look at Submarines, 1964; The Shell guide to France, 1979.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Young,
Edward Ronald Birch
E.R.B. Young
Son of George Frederick Young (1875-), and Hilda Mary Birch.
Married ((09?).1933, Bromley district, Kent) ... Smith.
19.08.1907
Wandsworth district, London
-
07.2003
Eastbourne district, Sussex
T/A/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) * 28.06.1943
T/S.Lt. (Sp.Br.) 28.12.1943
T/Lt. (Sp.Br.) 1944?, seniority 28.09.1943 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)

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

Education: Clayesmore School, Winchester; Dulwich College (01.1920-07.1924; Orchard House).
Dominions Producers Agency, Ltd., London & India.
10.08.1943 - (04.1944) HMS Watchful (RN base, Yarmouth) (for watchkeeping duties)
(06.1944) - (07.1945) HMS Watchful (RN base, Yarmouth) *
(10.1945)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Young,
John Quintin
S.H. Young
Son of John Graham Young.
Married ((09?).1939, Hove district, Sussex) Daphne Margaret Shallow (30.04.1915 - 01.1990); two sons.
11.11.1910
-
08.1990
Tunbridge Wells district, Kent
Able Seaman ?
T/S.Lt. 07.05.1942
T/Lt. 07.08.1942 (reld < 04.1946)
Education: Dulwich College (1925.1-1927; Marlow House).
Temporary postman-messenger, 12.1937.
      HMS Malaya (battleship)
1942     HMS King Alfred (RNVR officers' training establishments, Hove & Lancing, Sussex)
05.07.1942 - (07.1945) HMS Dinosaur (Combined Training Centre, Troon) (for Landing Craft Tank)
[Fetched his boat from the USA in 1942, which was built in Boston, and "sailed" it across the Atlantic. Participated in the Dieppe raid to which he embarked from Newhaven. Later served in Malta and was involved in North African and Italian operations.]
Young,
Kenneth James
K.J. Young
Married ...; ... children (one son?).
21.10.1920
-
07.1995
Hastings and Rother district, East Sussex
T/S.Lt. (E) 21.10.1941
T/Lt. (E) 21.04.1944 (reld 09.06.1946)
(12.1941)     HMS Tormentor (Combined Operations base, Hamble, Southampton) *
01.1942 - 04.1944 HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base)
18.04.1944 - 05.1945 Combined Operations Material Department, Admiralty [HMS President] (for duty outside Admiralty)
31.05.1945 - (10.1945) HMS Tormentor (Combined Operations base, Hamble, Southampton)
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Young,
Roland
R. Young
?
-
T/S.Lt. (E) 30.11.1942
T/Lt. (E) 30.08.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
14.12.1942 - (06.)1945 HMS Copra (Combined Operations accounting base)
01.06.1945 - (08.)1945 HMS Braganza (RN base, Bombay, India) (for LCBM [= Landing Craft Base Maintenance ??] duties)
22.08.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Landlock (Mobile Landing Craft Advanced Base 2 (MOLCAB 2), Cochin/Singapore)
Young,
Stanley Harris
S.H. Young
1888 or 1897 ??
-
T/Lt.
05.08.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
> 02.1941, < 12.1941

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

OBE 
01.01.1919
?
Mention in Despatches MID
05.10.1918
Auxiliary Patrol and/or minesweeping 01-06.18
05.08.1940
-
(08.1942)
HMS Minos (RN base, Lowestoft)
Young,
Stanley Hawkins
S.H. Young
Son of Thomas Young, and Nellie Standley.
26.01.1925
Lambeth district, Greater London
-
02.2000
Birmingham district, Warwickshire
T/S.Lt.
26.01.1945 (reld > 04.1946)
(07.1945)


no appointment listed
11.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta) (for miscellaneous duties at Malta)
Young,
William
"Bill"
W. Young
24.06.1908
-
03.2008 still alive
T/Lt.
21.12.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
> 04.1944, < 06.1944 (reld > 04.1946)
12.10.1940
-
(12.1941)
Unexploded Bombs Department, Admiralty (for duty outside Admiralty) [HMS President]
31.01.1942
-
07.1945
HMS Volcano (bomb disposal training establishment, Holmbrook, Cumberland)
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
AMICE
Yuill,
Denis Walter
D.W. Yuill
Son of James Frederick Yuill, and Edith Anne Wells.
Married; ... children (one daughter?).
(12?).1921
Brentford district, Middlesex
-
10.2008 still alive
T/S.Lt.
04.09.1942
T/Lt.
04.03.1943 (reld > 04.1946)
(10.1944)
 
 
no appointment listed
(07.1945)


HMS Northney II (landing craft base, Hayling Island) *
(04.1946)
 
 
HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
       


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