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College & OF History: 1975-2000
Into the Third Millennium
Framlingham College...
By John Maulden

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Services - Other Decorations

In addition to those shown on the main page, the following OFs have also distinguished themselves in the service of their country:

 



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PRE WORLD WAR 1
WORLD WAR 1
BETWEEN THE GREAT WARS
WORLD WAR 2
POST WORLD WAR 2


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MAJOR EDWARD OCTAVIUS DEBNEY VD JP (1865- ) Was a prominent businessman and councillor in Southwold, serving on the council and as an alderman from 1899 to 1913. He was mayor in 1895-6. He served in the Norfolk Garrison Artillery (Southwold Battery) from 1881 till 1908, for which he was made a Major and awarded the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve Officers Decoration (VD for short!).
MAJOR JOHN SHERWODD VD (1865-68) Agricultural engineer, farmer and breeder of Suffolk horses. Was a Major in the Volunteer Reserve and awarded the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve Officers Decoration. No further information available.
LT EUSTACE FREDERICK RAYNHAM DSO (1877-80) Went to South Africa 1896 and joined De Beers Consolidated Mines. Shortly afterwards saw the start of the South African War and he joined the Kimberley Town Guard. On 29 November 1900 he was awarded the Distinguished Service Order. After the war, he became Secretary of the De Beers Consolidated Mines in 1917 until 1929.

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BRIGADIER GENERAL WILLIAM HUGH DOBBIE CB (1874-76) Entered Army shortly after leaving Framlingham and rose to become Assistant Quarter Master General in the Indian Army. Served in Burmese Expedition (1885-87) where he was decorated and served in South African War (1899-1900). Was awarded Companion of Order of Bath in 1921. He died in 1922 at the age of 63.
CAPTAIN SUTTON SMITH DSO (1881-82) Joined Royal Navy in 1895 and became a mine-sweeper commander. In WW1 was awarded a Distinguished Service Order on 14 July 1916 for distinguished service with the Auxiliary Patrol in 1915 “carried out duties under extremely arduous and hazardous conditions of weather and exposure to enemy attack and mines with marked zeal, gallantry and success.” Also awarded Croix-de-Guerre with Palm. While in the Navy, apparently went nine times round the world in a sailing ship.
THE REV GERALD HOLLIDGE HARRIES MC (1883-84) During WW1 was in Chaplain Forces and was awarded the Military Cross on 17 December 1917 “For gallantry and distinguished service in the field”. After the war he became a vicar in Lincolnshire.
COLONEL ERNEST VICTOR GOSTLING DSO (1885-91) Excelled at both academic and sport achievements, playing football for Suffolk and getting a Blue at Cambridge. Qualified as a doctor and surgeon and in WW1 served in the Royal Army Medical Corps. He was wounded at Sulva Bay, presumably as part of the Gallipoli campaign in 1915 and was awarded the Distinguished Service Order on 3 June 1916. He died in 1923 at the age of 50.
LT COLONEL GOODWYN LUDDINGTON ARCHER TD (1890-92) He qualified as a solicitor in 1900. Served in 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment and was awarded Territorial Decoration. Served in WW1 rising to the rank of Lt Colonel, was wounded in 1916 and was mentioned in dispatches. He died in 1964.
LT COLONEL HERBERT ST MAUR CARTER DSO MD (1893) After qualifying as a doctor, he joined the Royal Army Medical Corps. Prior to start of WW1 he was British Red Cross Commissioner with Serbian Forces in Balkan War and received the Order of St Sava of Serbia. During WW1 he was awarded DSO on 23 June 1915 “For distinguished service in the field”. He was mentioned in dispatches 3 times.
MAJOR GEORGE HERBERT HIND MANFIELD MC (1889-94) Qualified as an ENT surgeon in Nottingham. During WW1 served in Royal Army Medical Corps and was awarded Military Cross “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in action. He worked day and night tending the wounded in our advanced positions under heavy fire and carried many of them down the trench, after all the bearers had been wounded.”
REAR ADMIRAL ERNEST WILLIAM ROBERTS OBE RN (1890-94) As well as rising to a Rear Admiral, he also played rugby for England winning six international caps and was Captain of the England XV in 1906.
2ND LT WILLIAM CLOVER SQUIRRELL MM (1896) Served in WW1 in Royal Field Artillery and was awarded Military Medal on 10 August 1916 “For bravery in the field”.
CAPTAIN JOHN FENTON CARR MC (1897) Served in WW1 in Royal Garrison Artillery and was awarded Military Cross on 18 October 1917 “For gallantry and distinguished service in the field”.
MAJOR HAROLD EVELYN STANLEY MURRAY MC (1893-97) During South African War served in City Imperial Volunteers and took part in the pursuit of De Wet (a Boer general). During WW1 served in Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) and won the Military Cross on 1 January 1916 “For distinguished service in the field”.
CAPTAIN CECIL FRANCIS MOWBRAY MARGETTS DSO (1895-97) Served in WW1 in 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Was awarded the DSO on 9 December 1914. “On 24th August at Paturage, when the 1st Line Transport was ambushed, he rode forward and engaged the enemy, thus giving time for his vehicles to wheel about and escape, with slight loss, he himself being wounded. He was also twice mentioned in dispatches.
CAPTAIN ALLDEN EDWARD OWLES MC (1895-97) He served in the South African War in the Norfolk Regiment (1901-02). During WW1 he served in the 15th Battalion of the Durham Light Infantry and was awarded the Military Cross on 2 April 1919 “For Gallantry and devotion to duty in the field”. He was twice wounded. He joined Barclays Bank and became manager of their Beccles branch. He was Mayor of Beccles from 1938 to 1944 and then a member of the East Suffolk County Council from 1945. He was also a member of various organisations. During WW2 he served in 1st Suffolk Home Guard.
SERGEANT EDGAR PATRICK ROCK MM (1892-98) After leaving the College he appears to have gone to Canada and joined the Royal North West Mounted Police. During WW1 he served in the Canadian Mounted Rifles (British Columbia Regiment) and was awarded the Military Medal on 29 August 1918 “For bravery in the field”.
MAJOR ALAN CUNLIFFE VIDAL DSO (1892-98) After a distinguished career at the College, he studied medicine at Edinburgh University, before joining the Royal Army Medical Corps. During WW1 he was taken prisoner of war and ended up at Wittenburg camp, where he assisted in the medical treatment of typhus patients. Four of the six British medical officers being held there contracted the disease, including Captain Stephen Field (1895-98) who is on the WW1 Memorial. On 18 April 1916 he was awarded the Distinguished Service Order. After the war he served briefly in India before joining Ampleforth College in 1928 as the School Doctor, where he practiced there until he died in 1956.
CAPTAIN IAN DUNBAR DICKSON MC (1898) He was a prominent doctor in Reading and Edinburgh, as well as a medical officer in Northern Rhodesia Medical Service. During WW1 he served in Royal Army Medical Corps and was awarded the Military Cross on 1 January 1918 “For distinguished service in the field”.
LT COLONEL CYRIL TAIT O’CALLAGHAN MC (1897-99) He served with the Somerset Yeomanry, 1st Royal Dragoons during WW1 and was awarded the Military Cross on 1 January 1919 “For distinguished service in connection with military operations in France and Flanders”. He continued to serve in the Army, culminating in him becoming Lt Colonel of the North Somerset Yeomanry in 1929.
COMMANDER CHARLES HOWARD HEATON OBE (1894-1900) He served with the Royal Navy during WW1 and was awarded the OBE in 1919 and the Order of the Nile. He was also a qualified doctor.
MAJOR GEORGE WARNE STEBBINGS TD (1895-1900) He was a local manager for Royal Insurance who during WW1 and beyond served with 4th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. It is unclear when he was awarded his Territorial Decoration.
CAPTAIN AMBROSE THOMAS NORMAN ABBAY DSO (1899-1900) He is the brother of Captain Marmaduke John Norman Abbay (1899-1902). He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order on 8 March 1920 “For distinguished services in command of HMS Walker – Services in the Baltic 1919.”
MAJOR RICHARD DEAN RUSSELL MC (1897-1901) During WW1 he served in the Honourable Artillery Company and Royal Field Artillery. He was awarded the Military Cross (no further details). During WW2 he was in the Civil Defence and Home Guard. He died in his 101st year and was Father of the Royal Artillery Company.
LT WALTER NOBLE DFC (1897-1901) Served in the South African War in the Mounted Rifles and in the 1906 Natal Rebellion. During WW1 he served initially in the Essex Regiment before transferring to the Royal Flying Corps where he won the Distinguished Flying Cross on 3 August 1918. After WW1 he published a book, “With a Bristol Fighter Squadron”, in 1920. He is credited with downing 12 planes in total during WW1.
LT STANLEY CHARLES WALTON DCM (1898-1902) During WW1 served in Royal Garrison Artillery and was awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal on 18 July 1917 “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in taking charge of a party and unloading trucks of high explosive ammunition for his battery during a critical period.”
LT CHARLES THOMAS BALLS MC (1899-1902) During WW1 served in Hampshire Regiment and was awarded the Military Cross “For distinguished service in the field”.
MAJOR HILARY RALPH HOOD MC (1899-1902) He served with the Royal Garrison Artillery during WW1 and was awarded the Military Cross on 1 January 1918 “For distinguished service in the field”.
CAPTAIN LAWRENCE HIRON HITCHCOCK MBE (1902) He was a banker by profession. During WW1 he served in Suffolk Regiment and was awarded MBE in 1918.
CAPTAIN FREDERICK HOWARD BONE MC (1902-03) During WW1 served in Wiltshire Regiment and was awarded the Military Cross on 16 September 1918 “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He formed a defensive flank with half of his company and with the remainder reinforced the front line, inflicting severe losses on the enemy and holding them in check for many hours. He subsequently withdrew and although in an exhausted state, helped with the reorganisation of the battalion. He showed untiring and great coolness in the face of overwhelming numbers.”
LT COLONEL RICHARD EDWARD FLOWERDEW CIE (1896-1903) 9th brother of Lt Gordon Muriel Flowerdew VC (1894-99). Awarded the Companion of Indian Empire (CIE) in 1936 for his work as Inspector General of Prisons in Burma and Bengal, India, before retiring to Kenya.
LT WALLACE STUART OLIVER-JONES MC (1903) During WW1 served in Bedfordshire Regiment and was awarded the Military Cross on 15 October 1918 “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in charge of a party detailed to proceed beyond the objective and clear dug-outs. Owing to casualties on the way over, he arrived with six men only, but carried out the work and blew up the dug-outs himself, accounting for about 50 of the enemy and taking several prisoners. A magnificent example of the offensive spirit.”
LTCOLONEL JAMES WAUGH BUTTERS OBE (1889-1904) During WW1 he served in the Intelligence Corps and was appointed a Captain. He was awarded the OBE in 1918. From 1918 to 1920 he was on the staff of the Military Governor in Cologne and was then seconded to the Foreign Office to work with the Inter Allied Rhineland High Commission until 1929. During WW2 he was appointed a Lt Colonel in the Intelligence Corps (Special Forces). He died in 1964.
CAPTAIN GORDON FRASER MC (1901-04) During WW1 he was attached to Suffolk Regiment and was awarded Military Cross on 3 June 1918 “For distinguished service in the field.” After the war he became assistant solicitor to the Post Office. His brother Kenneth Mills Fraser (1901-07) was also awarded an MC in WW1.
CAPTAIN CLAUDE ALLERTON DSO (1900-1905) During WW1 served in Suffolk Regiment and was awarded the DSO “For conspicuous gallantry in action. After his senior officers had become casualties in the attack, he took command of the battalion and carried on with coolness and judgement under heavy fire, until a senior officer arrived in the evening.” Died in 1931.
LT FRANK G PARKER MM (1902-05) Served in Canadian Infantry during WW1 and was awarded Military Medal on 23 August 1916 “For bravery in the field”.
CAPTAIN EDWARD KENRICK BRUCE PECK MC (1904-05) Served in WW1 in Manchester Regiment, Special Reserve and was awarded Military Cross on 1 January 1917 “For distinguished service in the field”.
CAPTAIN EDWARD SANDWITH JOHNSON MC (1900-07) Very little detail, but qualified as a doctor in Dublin and served in Royal Army Medical Corps during WW1. Was awarded Military Cross in 1916.
CAPTAIN RAYMOND WILFRED CORDY KEER MBE (01-07) During WW1 served in Suffolk Regiment and was awarded the MBE on 3 June 1919 “For services rendered in connection with the War” – a slightly vague reason! After the war he was involved for many years in the Suffolk Horse Society and Suffolk Agricultural Association.
KENNETH MILLS FRASER MC (1901-07) During WW1 he was attached to 3RD Ghurkha Rifles and was awarded Military Cross on 1 January 1919 “For distinguished service in connection with military operations in Egypt.” After the war he was an East Indian merchant. His brother Captain Gordon Fraser (1901-04) was also awarded an MC in WW1.
LT ARTHUR EDWIN STEARN MC (K1905-07) A farmer who during WW1 served in Suffolk Yeomanry and North Staffordshire Regiments. He was awarded Military Cross on 26 July 1918.
2ND LT ARTHUR REGINALD WADSWORTH MC (1905-07) Mineral water manufacturer who during WW1 served in Royal Engineers, later Machine Gun Corps. Was awarded the Military Cross on 26 November 1917 “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When the situation was obsure in the early stages of the attack, he carried out a personal reconnaissance under heavy shell fire. With the information which he gained he was able to appreciate the position and bring direct fire to bear on important targets. Though wounded, he remained at duty with great courage and untiring energy for a further 26 hours, keeping his only remaining 2 guns in action with great effect. His cheerfulness and utter disregard of danger were a splendid example to his men.”
LT GEOFFREY LEWIS TREVOR EATON MC (1907) During WW1 served with South Staffordshire Regiment. The only reference I can find to his MC is in the SOF Directory and in London Gazette of 28 October 1941 which mention a Lt GLT Eaton (141842) moving to the Pioneer Corps from KRRC.
LT REGINALD BOWMAN PATTINSON MC (1906-08) Served in WW1 in London Regiment and was awarded Military Cross on 7 November 1918 “For conspicuous gallantry and good leadership. It was largely due to this officer’s personal efforts that a heavy attack on our lines was beaten off. In the subsequent operations he commanded his company with ability, leading his men with great resolution under heavy fire and successfully capturing and consolidating the objective. Throughout the operation he displayed remarkable power of command and fine personal courage.”
MAJOR ERNEST PHILIP DAWSON MC JP (1907-08) Served in WW1 in Royal Field Artillery, East Anglian Howitzer Brigade. Was awarded Military Cross on 3 June 1919 “For distinguished service in connection with Military operations in France and Flanders”. He was also wounded during WW1.
MAJOR CHARLES ERIC GILLESPIE NYE MC (G1904-09) Served in WW1 in Royal Engineers and was awarded Military Cross on 3 June 1919 “For distinguished service in connection with Military operations in France and Flanders”. He went on to be a Company Director.
CAPTAIN PERCY KYME HOBSON MC (1905-09) Served in WW1 in Royal Flying Corps and won his Military Cross on 22 June 1918. He was credited with shooting down 7 German planes during WW1. In December 2011 we came across a hand written journal of his describing his fascinating life and this can be read via the link.
LT CECIL JAMES RANDALL MC (1908-09) Served in WW1 with London Regiment and was awarded Military Cross on 7 March 1918 “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He took in hand the consolidation of an outpost line under very heavy shell fire, gathering together men of other units. He inspired all around him by his gallantry and coolness under fire.” After the war he won many races at Goodwood in the late 1920’s and early 1930’s. Click his name – he’s 2nd from left.
MAJOR GEORGE TURNER MC (1908-10) Regular Army Officer who during WW1 served in Suffolk Regiment in France & Belgium. He was awarded Military Cross, but no further details available. During WW2 he served in South Staffordshire Regiment.
MAJOR JOHN HOWELL STRANSOM DCM TD (R1904-11) During WW1 he served in 5th City of London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade) of the TA. He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal on 23 June 1915. In 1933 he saved a life from drowning. In business he was a merchant and manufacturer specialising in ivory and hard woods. He was Hon Treasurer of the SOF from 1937 to 1939 and President in 1945 and 1946.
FREDERICK MIGHELL MM (1907-11 During WW1 served in Honourable Artillery Company and was awarded the Military Medal on 26 April 1917 “For bravery in the field”.
LT SHIRLEY GEORGE KINGSLEY MC (1910-11) Served in WW1 in Royal Flying Corps and was awarded Military Cross on 3 March 1917 “For conspicuous gallantry in action. He was attacked by 3 hostile machines and shot down. To ensure that his machine would be destroyed, he deliberately landed in the sea at great risk to himself, as he had been wounded and only with difficulty swam ashore.”
ARCHIBALD STANLEY HATCHER MM (K12-13) During WW1 served in Machine Gun Corps (14th Light Armoured Motor Battery) and was awarded Military Medal on 3 July 1919 “For bravery in the field (Mesopotamia)”. After the war he was a farmer in Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe).
LT VICTOR LAURENCE FISHER OBE (1909-14) Not much known, but appears to have qualified as a doctor, served in WW1 and worked for P&O. At some point was awarded OBE.
CAPTAIN HAROLD MELDRUM MC (1911-14) During WW1 served in 14th Battalion of Gloucestershire Regiment and was awarded the Military Cross on 27 July 1916 “For conspicuous gallantry. He led a bombing party into the enemy's trenches, captured and brought back a machine-gun after killing the gun crew, and successfully bombed dug-outs. They were heavily shelled when returning."
CAPTAIN THOMAS ALEXANDER JAMES GUYATT MC (M1912-14) A retired builder’s merchant who during WW1 served in Royal Flying Corps and Royal Army Services Corps. He was awarded the Military Cross on 24 September 1918 “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in saving wounded from falling into the hands of the enemy. When out in charge of five lorries to clear wounded, he found the hospital occupied by the enemy, who opened fire with rifles. He managed to pick up a number of badly wounded just outside the hospital and on the road back, under machine gun fire, collected 50 in all. But for his initiative and resources, these men would have been captured.”.
CAPTAIN BENJAMIN FRANK JOHN BRADBEER MC (1913-14) During WW1 served in royal Tank Corps and was awarded the Military Cross on 7 November 1918 “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as company reconnaissance officer. He led the tanks until the moment they came into action and rendered invaluable services to his company commander throughout the day.”
LT EDWARD GERALD STEEL MC (1911-15) During WW1 served in London Regiment (and later Bedfordshire and and Hertfordshire Regiment) and was awarded the Military Cross on 25 November 1916 “For conspicuous gallantry in action. He led his platoon with great courage and determination to their final objective. Later, he consolidated and maintained his position for four days until relieved. He set a splendid example to his men.”
LT COLONEL EDWARD GUY PULLAN MC (R1912-15) After attending Sandhurst he served with Worcestershire Regiment in WW1 and was awarded the Military Cross on 3 June 1918 “For distinguished service in the field”. Also mentioned in dispatches. After WW1 he served in 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. During WW2 he was appointed Lt Colonel and served in France.
GEOFFREY REGINALD BEAUCHAMP MC (1909-16) After attending Sandhurst he served with 1st Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment and was twice wounded. He was awarded the Military Cross on 3 June 1919 “For distinguished service in connection with military operations in France and Flanders”.
BRIGADIER EDWARD REED BYAS MC (1913-16) During WW1 served in 1ST Battalion of the Wiltshire Regiment and was awarded the Military Cross on 2 December 1918 “For conspicuous gallantry while leading his platoon in an attack, when he reached his objective and pushing on, consolidated a position on the far side of a village. When daylight came, it was discovered that his platoon was surrounded, but in spite of heavy machine gun fire, he maintained the position. Later, while leading a patrol which suffered severe casualties, he displayed great courage in carrying the wounded to a place of safety.”
LT COLONEL TRANT PERCY CLARKE OBE (1913-16) Served in WW1 in 50th Scinde Rifles and 51st Sikhs. Was awarded OBE. Nothing further known.

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LT COLONEL FRANCIS BROUGHTON SHETTLE OBE (1894-96) Qualified as a Doctor and joined the Indian Medical Service. Served in Mohmand Expedition in 1908 and during WW1 served in France and the North-West Frontier. He was awarded and OBE in 1921. He was a member of Eye Borough Council from 1933 to 1936 and was Mayor in 1936. Served in Home Guard in during WW2.

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LT COLONEL FRANCIS ROBERT BOYD HAWARD OBE (1893-94) During WW1 served in Royal Norfolk Regiment and was wounded twice. During WW2 he served in 11th Norfolk Battalion, Home Guard and was awarded OBE. Saved life from drowning. Was a Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects.
MAJOR GENERAL HAROLD HENRY BLAKE OBE (1898-1900) He served in Royal Army Medical Corp for 40 years, from prior to WW1 through to middle of WW2, rising to the rank of Major General and being awarded the OBE.
CAPTAIN GILBERT KINNELL OBE (M1905-07) He became a Master Mariner. In WW2 he served in the Merchant Navy and was Master of SS Otaio when a U Boat sank her. He was awarded the OBE while Master of SS Rangitata.
COMMANDER CYRIL GEORGE NEEVES OBE (G10-15) Joined Royal Navy after leaving the College. Served in WW1 and then a series of roles as Secretary to senior ranks. Served similar roles in WW2 ending up from 1944 to 1946 as Assistant Secretary (Military) to the War Cabinet. He was awarded OBE on 1 January 1947.
LT COLONEL JOHN MANBY OBE (1913-1918) Joined Indian Army on leaving the College and served in Afghanistan and Waziristan campaigns. Retired from Army in 1925, but recalled in 1939 when he commanded the exhibition train illustrating the war effort of the Indian Services. The exhibition toured India and was visited by 8m people. He was awarded the OBE in 1945.
LT COLONEL ARCHIBALD GRAHAME JOHNSON MBE (R14-18) Spent his career in Regular Army in the Intelligence Division. Awarded MBE. No other details.
COLONEL NORMAN ROBERT SALEW OBE (G17-20) Good sportsman at the College who afterwards played Hockey for Sandhurst, Berkshire, Hampshire, the Army, Combined Services and Wales. During WW2 he served in 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment and was awarded an OBE in 1945, when he was Deputy Director, Army Welfare Service. He was also a Deputy Lieutenant for Essex and Vice President of the Essex Hockey Association.
FREDERICK GEORGE SEGGONS MBE (K17-21) Was a farmer who during WW2 served in 8th Battalion of Suffolk Home Guard. He was awarded MBE on 15 December 1944 “In recognition of meritorious service in the Home Guard.”
COLONEL SHOLTO MURDOCH GRANT OBE (S18-21) After attending Sandhurst he joined the Indian Army and during WW2 was in the Rajputana Rifles, when he was awarded the OBE.
MAJOR THOMAS JAMES JACKSON LIELL MC TD (1920-27) Company director (dyer and cleaner). During WW2 served in 85th Mountain Regiment of the Royal Artillery and was awarded the Military Cross on 28 June 1945 during the Italian campaign.
LT COLONEL LEONARD WALTER ANDREWS CHAPPELL MC (R23-27) Lloyds Underwriter. During WW2 served in Essex Regiment and was awarded Military Cross. Died in 1996.
MAJOR RALPH BRUCE RICKS MC (22-28) Served in Royal Fusiliers (City of London regiment) during WW2 and was awarded Military Cross on 13 January 1944 “In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy.”
WING COMMANDER ROBERT DUNLOP IRWIN SCOTT MBE (S24-30) Served in RAF during WW2 and in total for 20 years. Was a Chartered Accountant by profession. He served for 20 years on the civilian committee of 124 (Hereford City) Squadron Air Training Corps. In 1990 he was awarded the Air Officer Commanding’s Certificate for his fund raising work for the Corps and was awarded the MBE. He died in 1991.
SARGEANT PETER RICHARD HARVEY BEM (G25-30) During WW2 he served in the REME and was wounded in France. He was awarded the BEM on 8 June 1944.
LT COLONEL KENNETH CHIVINGTON MANNEER TD (G26-30) Solicitor. During WW2 served in Suffolk Regiment and was awarded Territorial Decoration.
COMMANDER STANLEY KEANE DSC (R28-30) Initially joined the RAF and then prior to WW2 transferred to the Royal Navy (air Arm). During WW2 he served on many ships including HMS Ark Royal and was awarded the DSC while serving on HMS Furious. However his most noteworthy operation must be in connection with the sinking of the Bismarck on 27 May 1941.
COLONEL GEOFFREY LOUIS COLLARD OBE ERD (S29-30) Served in WW2 in Royal Engineers and was awarded the OBE. Also a Past President of the Association of Lightermen and Barge Owners (1961-62). He was Past Master of the Company of Watermen and Lightermen of the River Thames and a Freeman of the City of London.
MAJOR EGERTON MARTIN KIDNER MC (R30-32) A farmer by profession, he served in the Nigeria Regiment during WW2 and was awarded the Military Cross. He also specialised in painting animals in their natural environment.
MAJOR PETER ARTHUR SIDNEY WHITELEY MC (K33-37) Civil Servant. During WW2 served in Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry attached to Kings African Rifles. Was awarded the Military Cross on 19 April 1945 “In recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Burma”..
PILOT OFFICER GUY DESMOND JOHN KING DFC (34-38) During WW2 served in Royal Air Force Voluntary Reserve and on the night of 13 June 1943 was piloting Avro Lancaster ED916 of 103 Squadron on a raid on Bochum, Germany. They were attacked by a German night fighter piloted by Oblt Werner Rapp flying out of Twente airfield whilst they were returning from the raid. The attack killed 2 of the crew and set the port engines on fire. Guy King was last to leave the stricken Lancaster that was engulfed in flames and exploded shortly afterwards. Separated from the rest of the crew, he attempted to evade capture but finally gave himself up to a Dutch family who sadly handed him over to the German Police . He was finally sent to Sagan prisoner of war camp and worked on the Great Escape tunnel but at the last minute was not selected to be part of the escape team. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross on 13 July 1943 “For gallantry and devotion to duty in the execution of air operations”. He went on to have a full career in the RAF. [My thanks to Mike Berrie for providing additional information]
FLIGHT LIEUTENANT DEREK COLIN FOWLER DFM (G35-40) During WW2 served in 38 Squadron of the RAF. On 1 January 1943 he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal and his citation describes in detail a raid on a ships convoy. He subsequently went on to be personal pilot to Aristotle Onassis and Stavros Niarchos.
FLYING OFFICER KENNETH LIONEL TRENT DFC (1935-38) During WW2 he served in the Royal Air Force Voluntary Reserve, 625 Squadron. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross on 19 December 1944. Click to read a very detailed and lengthy citation.
SQUADRON LEADER HAROLD RICHARD PAUL PERTWEE DFC (37-40) During WW2 was in the RAF and while serving in 602 Squadron was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross on 11 May 1945 “This Officer has displayed the greatest keenness for air operations and his example of determination and devotion to duty has been commendable. He has taken part in very many sorties during which he has been responsible for the destruction of a good number of enemy mechanical vehicles. He has also destroyed one and damaged several more enemy aircraft.”
SERGEANT RONALD BRIDGER MM (G38-40) During WW2 served in Royal Marines, 41 Commando, but while a rifleman in the Rifle Brigade (Prince Consorts Own) he was awarded the Military Medal on 9 September 1942 “In recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Middle East during the period November 1941 to April 1942.”
JOHN STENTON HOYLAND DFM (S38-42) He was a wholesale grocer and provision merchant in Ipswich. During WW2 he joined the RAF and served in 578 Squadron of Bomber Command. He was awarded the DFM while serving with 51 Squadron, on 17 November 1944 “In recognition of gallantry and devotion to duty in the execution of air operations.” After the war he became a representative of Caterers Buying Association.

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MAJOR JOHN DIXIE CHURCHILL MC (S44-51) After Sandhurst, joined the Royal Anglian Regiment and saw service in Muscat and Oman. Was awarded the Military Cross in 1959.
BRIGADIER GERALD GEORGE CARTER MBE (S41-44) Awaiting obituary.

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