MC - Imperial Service College

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There was no gallantry award, lesser than the VC and DSO, for junior officers and warrant officers until shortly after the outbreak of the First World War, when the MC was instituted. Originally awarded to captains, lieutenants and warrant officers of the Army (including the RFC), it was subsequently extended to include equivalent ranks of the RAF when performing acts of bravery on the ground and there was even provision for the Royal Naval Division and the Royal Marines during the First World War. Awards were extended to majors by an amending warrant of 1931. As a result of the 1993 Review of gallantry awards and resultant changes to the operational gallantry award system, this award is now available to both officers and other ranks, the Military Medal having been discontinued

Major Michael Rhys Hervey ALLEN MC     Imperial Service College 1934.1 - 1934.2

He was born 5 June 1917. Son of A. Allen. 2nd Lieutenant Black Watch TA 1935. Captain Temporary Major 1944 MC.

Major Geoffrey ANNESLEY - COOKE MBE MC         Imperial Service College 1922.1- 1926.1

He was born 8 March 1908. Son of Captain C. Annesley - Cooke. 2nd Lieutenant Rajput Regiment 1940. Temporary Captain 1941. Temporary Major .Wounded Mention in Despatches 1942 MC 1942 MBE 1945.

Major Rudolf Edmund AUSTEN MC         Imperial Service College 1927.2 - 1931.3

He was born 11 March 1914. Son of brigadier General H. H. Austen. RMC Sandhurst King's Regiment 1934. Captain 1942. Temporary Major 1941 - 1942 Gibraltar attached Royal Navy in Mediterranean 1941. Officer Commanding 7th Green Howards in NW Europe 1944 - 1945. Transferred to Duke of Wellington's Regiment 1945. Major 1947. staff of East African Command 1945 - 1946. Palestine 1947 - 1948. Mention in Despatches. British Commonwealth Division Korea 1952 - 1953. Awarded MC at Battle of the "Hook" 3rd Battalion King's African Rifles 1956. Died 17 November 1974

Lieutenant Colonel Alfred Melville Stafford BABINGTON MC       Imperial Service College 1919.2 - 1924.2

He was born 1 September 1906. Son of Major A. H. Babington. RMC Sandhurst. Under Lieutenant Indian Army 1926. Lieutenant Frontier Field Force 1928. Captain 1935. MC for " Service in Pacific" 1942. Major 1943. Assistant Political Agent South Waziristan. POW Singapore 1943 - 1945. Died 4 July 1986.

Lieutenant Colonel Charles John BOULTER  OBE MC   Imperial Service College 1932.1 - 1936.2

He was born 20 January 1918. Son of C. J. Boulter. RMC Sandhurst 1936 - 1937. Indian Army 2nd Lieutenant Punjab Regiment 1938. Middle East. Italy 1939 - 1945. Wounded 2 Mentions in Despatches, MC & Croix de Guerre (France) 1941. Transferred to Royal Artillery 1948 Europe & Far East. Lieutenant Colonel 1962 OBE 1963.

Major Thomas Plumer BOYES MC        Imperial Service College 1934.2 - 1938.1

He was born 28 November 1920. Son of W. R. Boyes. Under Lieutenant Indian Army 1941. Lieutenant 10th Gurkha Rifles. Temporary Captain 1942 Temporary Major, Adjutant & Company Commander 1943 - 1945. DAA & QMG HQ SEAC 1945 - 1946. MC in Burma 1946. Regular Army 1946. DAAG Malaya 1951 - 1953 Mention in Despatches. Major 1953. Retired 1955. died 27 January 1985. 

Lieutenant Colonel Charles Richard Wynn BREWIS MC   Imperial Service College 1927.3 - 1932.2

He was born 1 March 1914. Son of Captain C. R. W. Bewis CBE RN. RMC Sandhurst Welch Regiment 1934. Captain 1939. 4th Battalion Welch Regiment 1939 - 1942. Major 1940. Parachute Regiment & HQ 6th Airborne Division 1942 - 1946 Lieutenant Colonel 1945. MC 1946 Staff College 1947. Retired 1955. Died 23 May 1967.

Major Harry Alexander BUCHANAN MC   Imperial Service College 1934.3 - 1938.3

He was born 10 November 191920. Son of Major J. C. Buchanan. RMC Sandhurst . 2nd Lieutenant Grenadier guards 1940. 8 Commando 1940. Middle East 1941. Captured of Sicily 1942. POW Italy. Escaped 1943 & rejoined regiment. Company Commander 3 Battalion Grenadier Guards Palestine, Mention in Despatches, DSO 1946. Resigned commission 1947. Merchant Banking. Joined as mercenary in Arab Legion under Glubb Pasha. Major. Wounded at Seikh Jarrah 1948 Retired 

Major George Power CARNE MC      Imperial Service College 1923.3 - 1928.2

He was born 28 December 1909. Son of G. N. Carne. Burma 1931 - 1939. 2nd Lieutenant Burma Rifles Indian Army 1939. Lieutenant 1941. With the Chindits in Burma 1943 - 1944 MC 1943. Mention in Despatches Burma 1945. Major . Died 2 September 1987.

Colonel John Lawrence COLLARD MC     Imperial Service College 1935.3 - 1939.2

He was born 30 August 1921. Son of Mrs R. Collard. 2nd Lieutenant 1/4 Gurkha Rifles 1941. Burma, India & Assam. Temporary Captain 1942. Temporary Lieutenant Colonel 1945. Major 1945. He received the unusual distinction of being decorated by the King of Nepal  with the Order of the Star of Nepal and the Nepalese Burma Medal in 1945. 2 Mentions in Despatches (Burma) 1945 MC 1946. Commander Gurkha Armed Police, Calcutta 1947. transferred to British Army with regular commission in Green Howards 1947. Malaya 1951 - 1953. Austria & Germany 1954. Staff College 1955. Brigade Major 151 Infantry Brigade TA 1956. Colonel . Died Sunday, Sept. 26 1999.

Major John Narborough CORLETT MC      Imperial Service College 1930.2 - 1933.3

He was born24 June 1916. Son of Captain Geoffrey and Agnes Elliott Corlett, of Fareham, Hampshire. . Major Recce Platoon Royal Armoured Corps MC. Service Number 184203 attached. 1st Battalion., Assam Regiment He died on Wednesday 24 January 1945 . Age 28 .  Cemetery: TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY Myanmar Grave or Reference Panel Number: 18. A. 4.

Lieutenant Montague Robert David COULDREY MC   Imperial Service College 1933.2 - 1936.2

He was born 15 April 1919. Son of V. H. Couldrey MC. 2nd Lieutenant Royal artillery 1941 Lieutenant 1942. Temporary Captain 1944 Tunisia, Italy. MC (Italy) 1945.

Colonel Edward James O'Brien CROKER OBE MC       Imperial Service College 1924.3 -1927.3

He was born 21 June 1910. Son of Rear Admiral E. J. O'B Croker CBE. Commissioned Royal Leicestershire Regiment 1930. Captain 1938 attached RWAFF Temporary Major 1942. MC NW Europe 1944. Major 1946. Retired with Honorary rank of Colonel OBE 1958.Died 13 May 1967.

Major Malcolm Lindsay CRUICKSHANK MC & Bar        Imperial Service College 1934.2 - 1938.3

He was born 20 December 1920. Son of Lieutenant J. E. Cruickshank. RMC Sandhurst . 2nd King Edward's Own Gurkha Rifles 1939. Lieutenant 1941. Major 1943. Staff College & Military College of Science. Middle East, Italy, Greece & Borneo MC 1943. & Bar for Distinguished Service in Italy

Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Derek Edward CURTIS MC         Imperial Service College 1931.3-1935.3

He was born 7 December 1917. Son of Brigadier A. D. Curtis RA. RMA Woolwich. St Catherines College Cambridge MA. 2nd Lieutenant Royal Engineers 1937. Lieutenant 1940 7th Field Company RE France & Belgium 1939 - 1940 MC 1940. Temporary Major  commanding 1 Light Scout Car Company 21 Army Group 1940 - 1944. Joint Planning Staff HQ SSACSEA 1945. Officer Commanding 1st Fortress Squadron RE Gibraltar.  Lieutenant Colonel with Liason HQ 1 Belgian Corps, West Germany.

Major General Roy Laurence Cayley DIXON CB CVO MC ISC & Haileybury Colvin 1938.3 - 1942.2

He was born 19 September 1924. Son of LT. Colonel S. F. Dixon. Royal Tank Regiment 1944. NW Europe MC 1944-1945.. Korea 1953. Retired from Army 1980.

Major Peter Beaumont EARLE MC     Imperial Service College 1934.1 - 1935.2

He was born 9 April 1917. Son of Loftus Earle. 2nd Lieutenant King's Royal Rifle Corps. 1937. Lieutenant 1940. Temporary Major 1942. Captain & MC 1945. Died 10 December 1993.

Brigadier Denis Carlo Basil Luke ESMONDE - WHITE CBE MC & Bar     Imperial Service College 1929.3 - 1934.2

He was born 20 June1916. Son of  Major J. Esmonde - White. RMA Woolwich Royal Artillery 1936. captain 1944. east Africa, Western Desert, NW Europe, Burma & Java. MC & Bar 1944. MBE wounded 3 times. Major 1949. Lieutenant Colonel 1957. Brigadier 1964. CBE 1974.

Air Commodore James Lloyd FINDLAY CBE MC        Imperial Service College 1912.3 - 1914.2

He was born 6 October 1995. Son of Honorary Sir John Findlay KCMG KC LLD. Commissioned East Surrey Regiment 1914.Captain 1915. Mention in Despatches 1915. Wounded Somme 1916. MC 1916. Chevalier Legion d'Honneur 1917. Transferred to RFC 1917. Resigned Commission 1923 to join newly formed RNZAF as one of two original officers. Wing Commander 1938. Commanded48 Squadron 1939 - 40. Group Captain 1940. CO RAF Station Hooton Park 1940. Recalled to NZ 1941. Air Commodore 1942. CBE 1944.Legion of Merit USA 1946. Retired 1955 . Died 17 March 1983.

Brigadier Alfred Francis FREEMAN MC         Imperial Service College 1930.2 - 1934.2

He was born24 March 1916. Son of H. A. Freeman. RMA Woolwich Royal Signals 1936. Lieutenant 1939. France & Belgium 1939 - 1940. MC 1940. Captain 1944. North West Europe 1944 - 1945. Mention in Despatches 1945. SEAC 1945 - 1846/ Major 1949.1st commonwealth Division Signals Korea 1953. Lieutenant Colonel , Colonel 1962. Brigadier 1966. HQ Singapore Base . Died 15 October 1992

Major Edward Martin  FRENCH MC     Imperial Service College 1932.3 - 1932.3

He was born 9 October 1918. Son of L. C. French JP. To Tonbridge School  1937 -1939& London University 1946 - 1950. Royal Welch Fusiliers 1939. 2nd Lieutenant 1940. Captain 1943. Temporary Major  1944. MC Normandy 1944.Demob with honorary rank Major 1946. BSc. AMIEE.

Major George Jesse GILPIN MC         Imperial Service College 1930.3 - 1934.3

He was born20 April 1916. Son of Major W. G. Gilpin and Margaret Gilpin, of Hull.. RMC Sandhurst 1936. Lieutenant 1938. Captain Temporary Major MC 1941. Service Number  69195 serving with the 5th, Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C. He died in a motor accident whilst on Active Service on Sunday 15 February 1942 . Age 25 . Cemetery: HELIOPOLIS WAR CEMETERY Egypt Grave or Reference Panel Number: 1. E. 27

  Sir John Reginald GORMAN  CVO CBE  MC    Imperial Service College 1937.3- 1939.2

He was born 1 February 1923. Son of Major J. K. Gorman, MC. Married (1948) Heather He was commissioned into the Irish Guards.05.12.1942. Between  1941 - 1946 with  Irish Guards (Normandy, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany) MBE 1959 CVO 1961 CBE 1974 Knighted 1998. Chairman, Risk Management International (NI), since 1995. Royal Ulster Constabulary, 1946-1960; Chief of Security, BOAC, 1960-1963 (incl. Royal Tour of India, 1961); Personnel Dir and Member. Board of Management, BOAC, 1964-1969; British Airways: Regional Man., Canada, 1969-1975; Regional Man., India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, 1975-1979; Vice­ Chairman. and Chief Exec., NI Housing Exec., 1979-1985; Dir, Inst. of Directors, NI, 1986-1995. Dir, NI Airports Board, 1985-1992; Member., NI Board, Nationwide Building Soc., 1986-1991. Pres., British Canadian Trade Assoc., 1972-1974; Vice­ Chairman., Federated Appeal of Montreal, 1973-1974. Chairman., Board of Airline Representatives, India, 1977-1979; Chairman., Inst. of Housing (NI), 1984. Board Member., Co­operation North, 1987-; Chairman., NI Forum for Political Dialogue, 1996-. DL, 1982, High Sheriff, 1987-1988, Co. Down.

Major Langton Alfred Francis Peter GOULDS - MARKS MC     Imperial Service College 1926.3 - 1927.2

He was born 29 June 1910. Son of A. H. Goulds - Marks. Lieutenant Supplementary Reserve Royal Tank Corps. 1933 - 1939. Lieutenant RASC acting as Local Lieutenant Colonel on the beach at Dunkirk for 9 days during the evacuation. MC 1940. Captain 1941. Temporary Major 1942. Relinquished Commission 1946.

Major Cecil Donald GRAY  MC             Imperial Service College 1931.3 - 1935.2

He was born 20 July 1916 Son of Major W. E. Gray DSO MC. RMC Sandhurst. Highland Light Infantry 1937. Lieutenant 1940. North West Europe MC for " gallant & distinguished service" 1944. Captain 1945. Retired disabled with rank Major 1946. Died May 1986.

Lieutenant Peter John Philip GREEN MC    Imperial Service College 1932.2 - 1936.2

He was born 25 June 1918. son of Captain C. Green. Royal Scots Fusiliers 1937. France & Belgium with 2nd Battalion 1939 - 1940. Severely wounded at Dunkirk. POW. Repatriated 1944 MC 1945. mention in Despatches. Invalided with rank of honorary Lieutenant 1945 Consular Staff 1945 - 1950.

Brigadier Cecil William HAYDON DSO  MC           Imperial Service College 1912.1 - 1912.2

See under DSO

Major John Frederick HIGSON MC      Imperial Service College 1927.3 - 1931.3

He was born 21 November 1913. Son of Colonel F. Higson. RMC Sandhurst , 2nd Lieutenant Essex Regiment 1933. Lieutenant 1936 Captain 1941. Temporary Major 1943. Major 1946. Egypt MC  Died 9 July 1994.

Captain David Cedric HOOTON MC           Imperial Service College 1935.3 - 1940.2

He was born 2 March  1922. Son of Major A. C. Hooton. 2nd Lieutenant Gloster Regiment. 1941. Lieutenant 1942. MC 1944. Captain 1949.

Brigadier Gerald Charles HOPKINSON CB DSO OBE MC   Imperial Service College 1923.3 - 1928.3

See under DSO

Lieutenant Colonel William Harwood HYDE MC       Imperial Service College 1925.3 - 1929.3

He was born 12 October 1911. Son of Captain W. N. Hyde. RMC Sandhurst. Royal Warwickshire Regiment 1931. Lieutenant 1934. Egypt & India. Captain 1938. France 1939 - 1940. MC 1940. NW Europe 1944 - 1945. Major 1947. Staff College. Lieutenant Colonel 1953. commanding 1st Batallion King's African Rifles in Malaya  & Nyasaland 1953 - 1956.

Lieutenant David Richard KING MC       Imperial Service College 1934.1- 1938.3

He was born 2 July 1920. Son of Rear Admiral R. M. King. 2nd Lieutenant North Irish Horse RAC 1942. Lieutenant & MC 1942.

Major Frederick Charles Keith LAING MC & Bar   Imperial Service College 1929.3 - 1934.3

He was born 10 July 1916.   He served in 6th  Royal Tank Regiment MC North Africa & Bar. Major .Died 23 October 1965. He was informed on 5 March 1941 that he had been awarded the MC while near El Adem in Libya.

Captain Michael LONG MC      Imperial Service College 1928.3 - 1932.3

He was born 10 November 1914. Son of Captain E. R. D. Long CBE RN. Commissioned Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders 1940 attached 9 Commando Italy Captain 1943. MC 1943

Major Ross Patrick MANGLES MBE MC     Imperial Service College 1926.1 - 1930.2

He was born 19 March 1912. Son of Brigadier General R. H. Mangles CB CMG DSO. RMC Sandhurst The Queen's Regiment 1932. Lieutenant 1935. 1st Battalion China & India; 2nd Battalion Palestine. Captain 1940 2/6th Battalion 8th Army Western Desert & Italy. Allied forces HQ Italy 1945 - 1946. MC Italy 1945. Mention in Despatches 1946. Major 1946 Singapore 1952 - 1955. MBE 1955.

Captain Lionel Guy Bradford MARSHALL MC & Bar  RM      Imperial Service College 1932.1 - 1936.2

He was born 18 February 1918. Son of Captain Harry Guy and Florence Edna Marshall, of Tealby, Lincolnshire. RN. Second Lieutenant Royal Marines 1939. Lieutenant 1940. Acting Captain 1943 No. 40 Royal Marine Commando. MC for " gallant & distinguished service in operations leading to the capture of Tarnoli". A Bar was awarded for "courage, leadership & resource in the crossing of the river Garigliano (Italy). Died of wounds  on Saturday 3 February 1945 . Age 27 .  Cemetery: BARI WAR CEMETERY Italy Grave or Reference Panel Number: VII. D. 4.

Lieutenant Colonel Robert John McCALLUM MC     Imperial Service College & Haileybury Lawrence 1940.2 - 1942.3

He was born 15 August 1924. Son of Lieutenant Colonel R. E. McCallum. RMC Sandhurst. Belt of Honour. 2nd Lieutenant Grenadier Guards 1942. Lieutenant 1943. MC 1945. Regular commission Royal scots Regiment 1945. Major 1958. Lieutenant Colonel.

Captain Alastair McLeod MORRISON MC            Imperial Service College 1937.3 - 1941.2

He was born 2 March 1924. Son of Brigadier H. McL. Morrison MC. RMC  Sandhurst 1943. Commissioned 4/7th Dragoon Guards1943. Temporary Captain  & MC 1944 North West Europe. Post War Regular Army Egypt, Palestine, Tripoli Retired 1952

Major John Edward Crossley NESHAM MBE MC  Imperial Service College 1931.2 - 1935.2

He was born 5 December 1916. Son of Colonel E. W. Nesham. RMA RA 1937. Mediterranean 1939 - 1944. with 9th & 8th armies. Lieutenant 1940. MBE 1943. NW Europe 1944. MC 1944. Captain 1945.Retired 1948. Died 30 May 1996.

Major Geoffrey NICHOLSON CBE MC     Imperial Service College 1912.1 - 1912.2

He was born 16 October 1894. Son of Brigadier General G. H. Nicholson CB CMG. HMS Conway 1907 - 1909.  Royal Humane Society Bronze Medal for saving life at sea. 1912. RMC Sandhurst Hampshire Regiment 1913 Mons 1914. Dardenelles, Salonika * Black Sea. MC 1916. 3 Mentions in Despatches. Adjutant 10th Hampshire Regiment. Brigade Major 78th Infantry Brigade. Staff Captain 81st Infantry Brigade. Chevalier Order of Star of Roumania 1919. Brevet Major. Retired 1922.Died 12 November 1976.

Lieutenant Colonel Hugh Barry O'SULLIVAN MC   Imperial Service College 1928.3 - 1932.2

He was born 29 April 1914. Son of Major General H. D. E. O. O'Sullivan. RMC Sandhurst Royal Tank Regiment 1934. Lieutenant 1937 Mention in Despatches Waziristan 1939. Central India Horse (mechanised) 1939 - 1940. temporary captaion 1940. 3rd RTR BEF1940. Captain1942 MC 1942. Temporary Majot 1942. POW; escaped from Biberach Camp to Switzerland. Fife & Forfar Yeomanry 1943. Salerno with 1 RTR. Italy & Greece 1944 - 1945. Greek DSM 1944. Palestine, Canada, Far East. Major 1947. Lieutenant Colonel 1955. Died trying to save a young member of his crew during Cross Channel Yacht Race 28 July 1956.

Lieutenant Colonel Peter Algernon Rodney REYNE  OBE MC    Imperial Service College 1929.3 -1933.3

He was born 26 July 1915. Son of Captain F. A. Reyne RN. RMC Sandhurst Indian Army attached 2nd Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment 1936. Lieutenant 1stPunjab Regiment 1937 North west Frontier. MELF Western Desert, Sudan, Eritrea, Syria 1939 - 1942. staff college Quetta 1942. Captain 1942. Burma 1943 -1945. Lieutenant Colonel Staff College Camberley 1945. Returned to Regimental Duty India 1947 until Independence. Transferred to Royal Artillery 1949 Nigeria 1954 - 1957. Lieutenant Colonel 1958. Chief of staff Gibraltar 1961. MC Burma 1945, Croix de Guerre 1941, 4 Mentions in despatches, OBE 1956.

Major William David RITCHIE MC         Imperial Service College 1931.2 - 1935.2

He was born 28 May 1917. Son of Commander D. R. Ritchie. Commissioned Indian Army 1937.  Lieutenant 1st Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment 1939.  Company Commander with 3rd Battalion Jat Regiment Iraq & Persia. Western Desert & Burma. Acting Major. MC (Burma) 1944. Captain 1945. Major on retirement with wounds 1946. Died 28 April 1993.

Lieutenant Colonel  Alfred Cecil SAVILL DSO  MC & Bar      Imperial Service College 1912.1 - 1912.1      

See under DSO

Major Hugh Elliott SMYTH MC           Imperial Service College 1931.3 - 1935.2

He was born 13 October 1917. Son of G. E. Smyth. Selwyn College Cambridge BA (Hons,) Commissioned Royal Warwickshire Regiment 1937. BEF 1940.MC 1940. Lieutenant 1940. 1st Army North Africa 1943.Qualified as parachutist with 6th Airborne Division , normandy Landing 1944. Middle East 1945 - 1948, Far East  1951 - 1954. Captain then Major. Died 25 December 1982.

Gerald Edwin TAYLOR MC  Imperial Service College 1929.3 - 1931.1

He was born 17 June 1916. Son of J. E. Taylor. Northumberland Fusiliers TA. 1936. Lieutenant 1939. Captain (Temporary Major) Recce Corps 1943. MC.

Major Peter Wilfred Burrell THOMSON MC          Imperial Service College 1936.2 - 1940.2

He was born 8 May 1922. Son of Major A. L. Thomson DSO. 2nd Lieutenant Royal Sussex Regiment 1941. Lieutenant 1942. Temporary Captain 1944 British Liberation Army 1944 - 1945.Temporary Major 1946 . ADC to GOC British Troops Sudan 1948 - 1950. Regular Army Captain (S) 1949. Seconded the Malay Regiment 1950. Adjutant Regimental Depot 1950 - 1951. MC 

Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Guise TUCKER MC       Imperial Service College 1924.3 - 1930.2

He was born 18 September 1911. Son of G. H. T. Tucker. RMC Sandhurst. Royal Hampshire Regiment 1932. Captain 1940 Temporary Major 1940 MC Burma 1945. Mention in Despatches Burma 1946. Major 1946. Staff College. Lieutenant Colonel Died 26 September 1985.

Major General Donald Derek Cuthbertson TULLOCH  CB DSO MC    Imperial Service College 1917.2 - 1920.3

See under DSO

Brigadier Anthony James Dillon TURNER DSO MC      Imperial Service College 1921.3 - 1926.2

See under DSO

Major Michael Anthony URBAN - SMITH MC        Imperial Service College 1936.3 - 1941.2

He was born 10 November 1922. Son of Major J. Urban - Smith. Company Sergeant Major Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry 1941.  2nd Lieutenant RECCE Corps 1943. Lieutenant 1944. North West Europe 1944- 1945. MC 1945. Commissioned Lieutenant in 14th/20th Hussars 1946. Captain 1949. Instructor RAC Centre 1952 - 1954. Major Aden Protectorate Levies 1957 - 1959. Retired 1962.

Major William Alexander Percival WARDEN MC      Imperial Service College 1929.3 - 1934.2

He was born 5 December 1916. Son of Major W. R. Warden. RMA Woolwich Royal Artillery 1936.  India 1936 - 1939 Temporary captain 1939. Egypt, Western Desert Italy 1940 - 1943. MC 1941. Captain 1945. Major 1949. Staff College,  Air Operations Pilot.

Captain Nevile WEST MC      Imperial Service College 1912.1 - 1912.2

He was born 7 August 1894. Son of Lt. Col. Charles J. and Mary Morrison West, of Hermitage, Newbury, Berks. He was serving as   Captain "A" Coy. 1st Battalion., Royal Berkshire Regiment , when he was Killed in Action on Saturday 17 February 1917 . Age 22 .   Cemetery: COURCELETTE BRITISH CEMETERY Somme, France Grave or Reference Panel Number: I. E. 21

Lieutenant Peter WILMER MC            Imperial Service College 1937.3- 1941.2

Service Number  251689 Royal Engineers. He was born 22 February 1923.Son of Thomas George and Sally Wilmer; husband of Nona Elisabeth Wilmer, of Ealing, Middlesex.  He died on Thursday 28 September 1944 . Age 22 .Cemetery: OOSTENDE NEW COMMUNAL CEMETERY Oostende, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Grave or Reference Panel Number: Plot 9. Row 5. Grave 36.

Colonel Ian Thomson Candelent WILSON MBE MC         Imperial Service College 1938.3 - 1942.1

He was born 2 July 1924. Son of Major F. C. Wilson. Enlisted 1942. Lieutenant Royal Engineers 1943 North West Europe 1943 - 1945. MC 1944. Palestine 1945 - 1947. Regylar Commission as Lieutenant 1947/ Military College of Science 1948 - 1950. B. Sc. Honours (Engineering) 1950. Staff College Camberley 1955. Cyprus 1957 - 1960. MBE & Mention in Despatches. Attached US Army Airborne & Special Forces 1962 -64. Lieutenant Colonel CO UK Bomb Disposal Unit 1967 - 1969. Colonel as Defence Attache, Bangkok 1974 - 1977. Retired Army 1979.

Captain Armar Lowry Corry WINTLE MC                  Imperial Service College 1912.1 - 1913.2

He was born 23 October 1896. Son of  Florence and the late Col. Fitzhardinge Wintle, (87th Punjabis) of Bamba House, Bray, Co. Wicklow   He served as Captain 9th Battalion., Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. He died of wounds on Wednesday 22 August 1917 aged 20 .Cemetery: WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY Pas de Calais, France Grave or Reference Panel Number: II. O. I.           

Lieutenant Colonel Henry Clements WITHERS OBE MC              Imperial Service College 1924.3 - 1928.3

He was born 2 November 1910. Son of Captain E.C. Withers CIE RIN. RMA Woolwich. Royal artillery 1930. Lieutenant 1933. Captain 1938. MC for "Distinguished Services in the Middle East" 1941. Major 1946. Lieutenant Colonel OBE 1959.

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