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Ash, Walter William Hector, 1906-1998, Rear Admiral

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  • 1906-1998

Born 1906; educated at City and Guilds College, London and the Royal Naval College, Greenwich; Assistant Electrical Engineer (Civil Officer), Electrical Engineering Department, Admiralty (Submarine design), 1932-1937; Visiting Lecturer in electrical machinery design, Royal Naval College, Greenwich, 1934-1937; Electrical Engineer (Civil Officer), Electrical Engineering Department, Admiralty (Battleship design), 1937-1939; served in World War Two, 1939-1945; Fleet Electrical Engineer, Staff of Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean, 1939-1940; Superintending Electrical Engineer, Admiralty (Supply and Production), 1940-1945; Superintending Electrical Engineer, HM Dockyard, Hong Kong, 1945-1948; Superintending Electrical Engineer, Admiralty Engineering Laboratory, West Drayton, Middlesex, 1948-1949; Cdr, HMS MONTCLARE, 1950-1951; Capt (Electrical), RN, 1951; Admiralty (Weapon Control Design), 1951-1953; served in Electrical Engineering Department, Admiralty, 1953-1954; Electrical Engineering Manager, HM Dockyard, Devonport, 1954-1958; Chairman, South Western Sub-Centre, Institute of Electrical Engineers, 1957-1958; Aide de Camp to HM Queen Elizabeth II, 1958-1960; Ship Design Department, Admiralty, 1959-1960; R Adm, 1960; Deputy Director of Electrical Engineering Division, Ship Department, Admiralty, 1960-1963; awarded CB, 1962; retired 1963; Fellow, Institution of Electrical Engineers; died 1998.

Ashton, William Proctor Bell, 1897-1981, Brigadier

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  • 1897-1981

Born in 1897; 2nd Lt, 1918; served in France and Belgium, Aug-Oct 1918; entered Royal Army Ordnance Corps, 1923; Capt, 1929; Maj, 1935; Deputy Assistant Director of Ordnance Services, 1938-1940; Lt Col, 1940; Deputy Director of Ordnance Services (Engineering), Malaya Command, 1941-1942; Col, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, 1943; Assistant Director of Mechanical Engineering in the War Office, 1946-1947; Brig, 1948; died in 1981.

Aston, Stanley Collin, 1915-1992, Colonel, Professor of Modern Languages

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  • 1915-1992

Born 1915; educated at City School, Lincoln, St Catherine's College, Cambridge University, and the University of Clermont, France; Bye-Fellow, Magdalene College, Cambridge, 1938-1943; served in World War Two, 1939-1945; service with The Suffolk Regt, Royal Marines Div and the Intelligence Corps, 1939-1946; served as General Staff Officer 3 (Intelligence), Royal Marines Div, [1941]-Mar 1942; service as General Staff Officer 2 (Intelligence), 121 Force, Operation IRONCLAD, the British capture, from the Vichy French, of Diego Suarez, Madagascar, May 1942; Fellow of St Catherine's College, Cambridge, 1943; Secretary, Modern Humanities Research Association, 1945-1950; Dean, St Catherine's College, Cambridge, 1946-1957; service with the Cambridgeshire Regt and the Royal Anglian Regt, Territorial Army, 1946-1980; University lecturer, Cambridge, 1946-1982; Chairman, Cambridgeshire Army Cadet Force, 1947-1977; Territorial Army and Auxiliary Forces, Cambridgeshire Regt, and Cambridge University Officer Training Corps, from 1948; Chairman, Modern Humanities Research Association, 1950-1968; Member, International Council for Philosophy and Humanistic Sciences, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation), 1952-1975; Secretary General, International Federation for Modern Languages and Literatures, 1954-1978; Visiting Professor, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA, 1955-1956 and 1961-1962; Tutor, St Catherine's College, Cambridge, 1957-1959; Deputy Lieutenant, Cambridgeshire, 1960; Bursar, St Catherine's College, Cambridge, 1961-1979; Chairman, Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire Territorial Army, 1967-1977; President, Modern Humanities Research Association, 1970; Deputy Honorary Col (Territorial Army), Royal Anglian Regt, 1972-1980; awarded OBE, 1973; Vice President, International Council for Philosophy and Humanistic Sciences, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation), 1975-1979; President, International Council for Philosophy and Humanistic Sciences, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation), from 1979; President, St Catherine's College, Cambridge, 1980; died 1992. Publications: Peirol, troubadour of Auvergne (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1953).

Aston, Sir George Grey, 1861-1938, Knight, Major General

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  • 1861-1938

Born in 1861; educated at Westminster School and Royal Naval College, Greenwich; joined Royal Marine Artillery, 1879; served in Sudan, 1884; member of the Foreign Intelligence Committee, Admiralty, 1886; service in the Naval Intelligence Department, Admiralty, 1887-1890; Staff College, 1891; Intelligence Officer, Mediterranean Fleet, 1892-1895; Professor of Fortification, Royal Naval College, Greenwich, 1896-1899; served in Boer War, South Africa, 1899-1900; Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, Royal Marines, 1901; Secretary to Naval Reserves Committee, 1902; Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, Staff College, 1904-1907; Brig Gen, General Staff, South Africa, 1908-1912; publication of Defence of United South Africa as a part of the British Empire (Cape Times, Cape Town, 1910); publication of Letters on Amphibious Wars (John Murray, London, 1911, 1920); ADC to the King, 1911-1917; attached to Headquarters Staff, South African Forces, 1912; Special Service, Admiralty War Staff, 1913-1914; publication of Staff Duties and other Subjects (Hugh Rees, London, 1913); Chairman of the Committee on Defence of Admiralty Oil Reserves, 1914; commanded expeditions to Ostend and Dunkirk, 1914; publication of Sea, Land and Air Strategy (John Murray, London, 1914); Commandant, 1914-1917; Maj Gen and retired, 1917; publication of The Triangle of Terror in Belgium (John Murray, London, 1918); employed in secretariat of the War Cabinet, 1918-1919; publication of War Lessons New and Old (John Murray, London, 1919); Memories of a Marine: an amphibiography (John Murray, London, 1919); Mostly about Trout (G Allen and Unwin, London, 1921); The Problem of Defence (P Allan and Co, London, 1925); Letters to young flyfishers (P Allan and Co, London, 1926); The Navy Today (Methuen and Co, London, 1927); The Study of War for Statesmen and Citizens (Longmans and Co, London, 1927, 1973); The Life of Nelson (London, 1928); The Biography of the late Marshal Foch (Hutchinson and Co, London, 1929); His Royal Highness the Duke of Connaught and Strathearn (G G Harrap and Co, London, 1929); The Great War of 1914-1918 (Thornton Butterworth, London, 1930); Secret Service (Faber and Faber, London, 1930); editor of Hamley's Operations of War and of the Study of War (1927).

Michael Bilton, Yorkshire Television

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Yorkshire Television is an independent television company based in Leeds, Yorkshire. It was established in 1968 and is presently one of the largest independent television companies. In 1997 it became a franchise of the Granada Media Group, later Granada Compass.

Bainbridge, John E M, 1906-1941, Wing Commander

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  • 1906-1941

Served in the RAF in the UK, Middle East and Singapore, 1928-1936; Flight Lt, 1933; joined 230 (Flying Boat) Sqn, 1935; Sqn Leader, 1937; student at Staff College, Andover, 1938; died 1941.

Baker, Ian Helstrip, 1927-2005, Major General

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  • 1927-2005

Born, 1927; Royal Military College, Sandhurst; 10 Field Regt Royal Artillery, 1949-1951; 2 Regt Royal Horse Artillery, 1951-1953; Royal Armoured Corps Centre, 1953-1955; 4 Royal Tank Regiment, 1955-1957; HQ 10 Infantry Bde, 1957-1958; Staff College, Camberley, 1959; Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, HQ 17 Gurkha Div, Overseas Commonwealth Land Forces, Malaya and Singapore, 1960-1962; Officer Commanding Parachute Sqdn, Royal Armoured Corps, 1962-1965; Instructor, Staff College, Camberley, 1965; General Staff Officer 1 and Assistant Secretary, Chiefs of Staff Committee, Ministry of Defence, 1966-1967; Commanding Officer 1 Royal Tank Regiment, UK and British Army of the Rhine, 1967-1969; Royal Tank Regiment, 1970-1971; Commander 7 Armoured Bde, British Army of the Rhine, 1972-1974; Royal College of Defence Studies, 1974; Staff, HQ UK Land Forces, 1975-1977; Assistant Chief of General Staff, 1978-1980; Colonel Commandant, Royal Tank Regiment, 1981-1986; died, 2005.

Baker, Thomas Herbert, 1913-2006, Wing Commander

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  • 1913-2006

Born 1913, Deolali, Bombay; educated at Portsmouth and Lancaster Grammar Schools; joined Royal Air Force 1921, serving in England, Egypt and Palestine; joined 90 Squadron, 1939; joined 107 Squadron, Jul 1940; joined 114 Squadron, Apr 1941; crashed and severely injured during raid against Schipol aerodrome, Amsterdam, 17 Apr 1942, hospitalised, Apr-Dec 1942; sent to Stalag Luft III, Sagan, Germany (now Zagan, Poland), Dec 1942; transferred to Stalag Luft XIIID, Nuremberg, Germany, Feb 1945, and Stalag VIIB, Moosburg, Mar 1945; liberated 29 Apr 1945; joined 210 Squadron; worked at Bomber Command and Royal Air Force Staff College; group navigation officer, Air Headquarters, Malta; administrator, Leeming airfield; retired, Jan 1958; died, Mar 2006.

Balfour, George Ian Mackintosh, 1912-1999, Rear Admiral

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  • 1912-1999

Born in 1912; educated at the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, joined Royal Navy in 1925; served in China, 1930-1932 and South Africa, 1935-1937; commanded destroyers during World War Two on various stations; served in the Mediterranean, 1948; Far East, 1949-1950 and USA, 1951-1953; Capt (D), 2 Destroyer Flotilla, 1956-1958, Director of Officer Appointments, 1958-1959 and Senior Naval Member, Imperial Defence College, 1960-1963; retired in 1963; died 1999.

Ballard, Colin Robert, 1868-1941, Brigadier General

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  • 1868-1941

Born in 1868; 2nd Lt, Norfolk Regt, 1888; Lt, 1890; served in Burma, 1891-1892; Chitral, 1895; Tirah, 1897-1898; Capt, 1898; Station Commandant, South Africa, 1899-1900; Staff Officer, Mounted Infantry Corps Mobile Column, South Africa, 1900-1902; Transport Officer, Somaliland Field Force, 1903-1904; Deputy Assistant Quartermaster General, Ceylon, 1905; Deputy Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster General, Ceylon, 1905-1908; Maj, 1908; General Staff Officer Grade 2, 2 London Div, 1909-1910; General Staff Officer, Staff College, 1911-1913; Lt Col, 1913; Commander, 1 Norfolk Regt and later 7, 95 and 14 Infantry Bdes, BEF, France and Belgium, 1914-1916; Commander, 57 Infantry Bde, British Armies in France, 1916-1917; Military Attaché, Romania, 1917-1918; Officer Commanding No 2 District, Scottish Command, 1919-1920; publication of Russia in rule and misrule (John Murray, London, 1920); President, Allied Police Commission, Constantinople, 1920-1923; retired, 1923; publication of Napoleon, an outline (Duckworth and Co, London, 1924), Military genius of Abraham Lincoln (Oxford University Press, London, 1926), The great Earl of Peterborough (Skeffington and Son, London, 1926); Kitchener (Faber and Faber, London, 1930), Smith-Dorrien (Constable and Co, London, 1931); died in 1941.

Balston, Thomas, 1883-1967, Major, author and publisher

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  • 1883-1967

Born in 1883; educated at Eton College and New College, Oxford; tutor to Counts Gianbattista and Cesare Spaletti, Italy, 1906-1907; called to the Bar, Inner Temple, 1909; secretary to T Fisher Unwin, publisher, 1912-1914; served in France and Belgium with 12 Gloucestershire Regt, 1914-1919; Staff Capt, 96 Infantry Bde, 1915-1917; Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, 3 Div, 1917-1918, and 3 Corps, 1918-1919; worked for Duckworth and Co, publishers, 1921-1934; started to paint, 1934; one-man exhibition, Redfern Gallery, 1938; recalled to Southern Command as Staff Capt, Dec 1939, but invalided out after three months by pneumonia; organised and catalogued Exhibition of Wood-Engraving in Modern English Books, National Book League, 1949, Mark Gertler Memorial Exhibition, Whitechapel Art Gallery, 1949, and John Martin Exhibition, Whitechapel Art Gallery, 1953; died in 1967.

Barber, Norman Alexander, 1906-1994, Lieutenant Colonel

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  • 1906-1994

Born 1906; served with the Royal Army Service Corps, Territorial Army, [1930]-1939; Capt, 1933; service with 42 (East Lancashire) Div, Royal Army Service Corps, Territorial Army, 1939; Maj, 1939; served in World War Two, 1939-1945; service with British Expeditionary Force, France, 1939-1940; posted to 18 Div, Singapore, 1941; POW, Changi Camp, Singapore, 1942-1945; died 1994.

Barker, John Lindsay, 1910-2004, Air Vice Marshal

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  • 1910-2004

Born in 1910; educated at Trent College and Brasenose College, Oxford; called to the Bar, Middle Temple, 1947; joined Reserve of Air Force Officers, 1930, and RAF, 1933; served in France, 1939-1940, and North Africa, 1942-1944, and at Bomber Command, 1944-1945; commanded Shield Force, Far East, 1945; served in Far East, 1945-1948; served in Egypt, 1950-1953; Air Attaché, Rome, 1955-1958; Commander, Royal Ceylon Air Force, 1958-1963; AVM, 1959; retired, 1963, died 2004.

Barnardiston, Nathaniel Walter, 1858-1919, Major General

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  • 1858-1919

Born in 1858; joined 77 (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Regt of Foot, 1878; Adjutant 2 Bn Middlesex Regt, 1882-1886; Capt, 1885; graduated Staff College, 1888; Aide de Camp to Governor of Bermuda, 1889-1892; Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, Eastern District, 1894-1897; Maj, 1896; Staff Captain Intelligence Div, War Office, 1898-1899; Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, Intelligence Div, War Office, 1899-1901; served with 2 Bn Middlesex Regt in the Second Boer War, South Africa, 1901-1902; temporary Military Attache to Brussels and The Hague, 1902-1904; Lt Col, 1904; Military Attache to Brussels, The Hague, and the Scandinavian Courts, 1904-1906; Military Attache to Brussels and The Hague, 1906; Assistant Commandant at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, and General Staff Officer Grade 2, 1906-1910; Brevet Col, 1907; Assistant Director of Military Training and General Staff Officer Grade 1, 1910-1914; Col, 1910; served World War One, 1914-1918; commanded British troops at the capture of Tsingtao, North China, 1914; Maj Gen, 1914; Commander 39 Div, 1915-1916; Chief of British Military Mission to Portugal, 1916-1919; died 1919.

Publications: Handbook of the Belgian Army, (War Office Intelligence Department, Stationary Office, London, 1899); Handbook of the French Army, (War Office Intelligence Department, Stationary Office, London, 1901).

Barnetson, James Craw, 1907-1984, Major General

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  • 1907-1984

Born in 1907; Lt, Royal Army Medical Corps, 1931; Capt, 1934; Adjt, Territorial Army, 1938; Deputy Assistant Director of Medical Services, Territorial Army, 1938-1940; Maj, 1941; Staff College, Camberley, 1942; Assistant Director of Medical Services, Air Force Headquarters, 1942-1943; Assistant Director of Medical Services, 6 Armoured Div 1943-1946; Assistant Director of Medical Services, Scottish Command 1946-1947; Lt Col, 1947; Assistant Director General of Army Medical Services, War Office 1947-1950; Joint Staff College, Latimer 1950; Assistant Director of Medical Services, 11 Armoured Div, 1951; Assistant Director of Medical Services, SHAPE, 1951-1953; Officer Commanding, Commonwealth Military Hospital, Japan, 1953-1954; Assistant Director of Medical Services, General HQ, East Africa,1954-1957; Col, 1955; Assistant Director of Medical Services, 6 Armoured Div, 1958-1959; Commandant, Field Training Centre, Royal Army Medical Corps, and Headquarters, Army Emergency Reserve, Royal Army Medical Corps, Mytchett, 1959-1960; Deputy Director of Medical Services, Northern Command, 1960-1961; Maj Gen, 1961; Director General of Army Medical Services, War Office, 1961-1964; Director of Medical Services, HQ, British Army on the Rhine, 1964-1966; Honorary Physician to the Queen, 1961-1966; retired, 1966; Col Commandant, Royal Army Medical Corps, 1968-1972; died in 1984.

Barnett, Dame Mary Henrietta, 1905-1985, Air Commandant

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  • 1905-1985

Born in 1905; joined WAAF, 1939; served with WAAF in World War Two; in charge of WRAF personnel at RAF Mediterranean Command, Caserta, Italy, [1945]; Inspector, WAAF, 1948; Deputy Director, WAAF, 1949-1952; Officer Commanding RAF Hawkinge, 1952-1956; Director, WRAF, 1956-1960; died in 1985.

Barnett, Benjamin George, 1912-1998, Major

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  • 1912-1998

Born in 1912; 2nd Lt, 100 Army Field Bde, Territorial Army, 1936; Lt, 1939; Capt, 1939; Officer Commanding, 249 Battery, 63 Anti-Tank Regt, Oxfordshire Yeomanry, 1944-1946; Maj, 1946; died 1998

Bartholomew, Sir William Henry, 1877-1962, Knight, General

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  • 1877-1962

Born in 1877; educated at Newton College, south Devon and Royal Military Academy,Woolwich; joined Royal Artillery, 1897; graduated Staff College, Quetta, India, 1909-1910;served in World War One, 1914-1918; General Staff Officer, Grade 1, 4 Div, and Brig Gen,General Staff, 20 Corps, 1917-1918; Brig Gen, General Staff, Egyptian Expeditionary Force,1918; commanded 6 Infantry Bde, 1923-1926; Aide de Camp to the King and Maj Gen, 1926;Director of Recruiting and Organisation, War Office, 1927-1928; Commandant, ImperialDefence College, 1929-1931; Director of Military Operations and Intelligence, War Office,1931-1934; Col Commandant, Royal Artillery, 1934-1937; Lt Gen, 1933; Chief of GeneralStaff, India, 1934-1937; Gen, 1937; General Officer Commanding in Chief, Northern Command,1937-1940; Aide de Camp General to the King, 1938-1940; retired, 1940; North EasternRegional Commissioner for Civil Defence, 1940-1945; died 1962.

Batten, John Forbes, 1893-1979, Lieutenant Colonel

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  • 1893-1979

Born in 1893; 2nd Lt, 1912; served in France and Belgium, 1914-1915, 1917; Lt, 1915; Capt, 1916; Deputy Assistant Adjutant General, India, 1919-1920; Captain Instructor in Gunnery (Artillery), School of Artillery, 1922-1926; Staff Officer, Royal Artillery, Northern Command, 1926-1928; Staff Captain, School of Artillery, 1928; commanded 11 Field Battery, Royal Artillery, India, 1933-1934; died 1979.

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