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Anderson, Godfrey Howard Parry, 1908-1999

  • GB-2014-WSA-02136
  • Person
  • 1908-1999

Anderson, Godfrey Howard Parry, son of Edgar Anderson of Bedford and Mabel, d. of Edward Parry; b. 4 Oct. 1908; adm. Jan. 1922 (H); left July 1925; a journalist; war correspondent (Ethiopia and Middle East) in WW2; p.o.w. Italy Nov. 1941; represented Assoc. Press of America for 38 years, with appointments in Paris, Berlin, Brussels and Stockholm; Dallas, Texas, 1971-4; a freelance journalist representing British papers in USA; m. 4 Oct. 1946 Nadeane, d. of Charles Walker of Canton, Texas; d. 20 Apr. 1999.

Anderson, Kenneth Belben, 1881-1925

  • GB-2014-WSA-02137
  • Person
  • 1881-1925

Anderson, Kenneth Belben, brother of Stuart Milligan Anderson (q.v.); b. May 5, 1881; adm. Jan. 17, 1895 (H); migrated up Rigaud's; left July 1900; Clare Coll. Camb., matric. Michaelmas 1900; B.A. 1904; M.A. 1909; a member of Lloyds and a director of the Exchange Telegraph Companv; Lieut. Dorsetshire R.G.A. (T. F.) June 1, 1916; m. April 10, 1912, Denys, daughter of Arthur John Rhodes, of Weybridge, Surrey; d. Nov. 13, 1925.

Anderson, Laurence, 1874-1915

  • GB-2014-WSA-02138
  • Person
  • 1874-1915

Anderson, Laurence, eldest son of William Anderson, F.R.C.S., of St. Marylebone; b. July 25, 1874; adm. Jan. 18, 1888 (H); left. July 1892; Ch. Ch. Oxon., matric. Oct. 14, 1892; B.A. 1895; went into business in Eastern Asia, but returned home on the outbreak of the war; 2nd Lieut. 4th Batt. Lincolnshire Regt. Sept. 19, 1914, attached 1st Batt.; served on the western front; killed in action in France Oct. 11, 1915; unm.

Anderson, Stuart Milligan, 1879-1954

  • GB-2014-WSA-02140
  • Person
  • 1879-1954

Anderson, Stuart Milligan, son of Kenneth Lockwood Anderson, of Kensington; b. Sept. 23, 1879; adm. Sept. 28, 1893 (H); left July 1898; Clare Coll. Camb., matric. Michaelmas 1898; a director of the Exchange Telegraph Co.; 2nd Lieut. R. A. May 12, 1900; Lieut. Nov. 9, 1901; Capt. Dec. 3, 1910; Instructor Field Artillery Australian Commonwealth Military Forces Feb. 27, 1912; Major R. A. Oct. 30, 1914; Brevet Lieut.-Col. Jan. 1, 1918; retired with hon. rank of Brig.-Gen. March 30, 1920; mentioned in despatches L. G. Nov. 5, 1915, Jan. 4 and Dec. 28, 1917, May 20 and Dec. 31, 1918; D.S.O. Jan. 1, 1917; American D.S.M., and Legion of Honour, 5th class; m. 1912 Alexandra, daughter of C. Barbu Janescu, of Bucharest; d. May 23, 1954.

Antrobus, George Pollock, 1892-1940

  • GB-2014-WSA-02207
  • Person
  • 1892-1940

Antrobus, George Pollock, son of Edward Gream Antrobus, C.M.G., of Westminster, Chief Accountant, office of the Crown Agent for the Colonies, by Agnes Minnie, eldest daughter of James Edward Pollock, M. D., F.R.C.P., of London; b. Oct. 12, 1892; adm. Sept. 22, 1904 (H); Exhibitioner 1905; K.S. (non-resident) 1906; elected to an exhibition at Ch. Ch. Oxon. July 1911, matric. Michaelmas 1911; B.A. 1914; appointed a temp. clerk in the Foreign Office Sept. 20, 1915; a King's Messenger in the Foreign Office Oct. 4, 1919; O.B.E. March 30, 1920; killed in an air raid on London Nov. 1940.

George Pollock Antrobus was born at West Kensington, London on the 12th of October 1892 the only son of Edward Greason Antrobus CMG, an Accountant Officer of the Crown Agents of the Colonies, and Agnes Minnie (nee Pollock) Antrobus of 91, George Square, Westminster, later of 15, York Road, Leamington Spa in Warwickshire. He was christened at St Andrew’s Church, Kensington on the 14th of November 1982.
He was educated at Westminster School where he was up Homeboarders from the 22nd of September 1904 to July 1911 and was awarded an Exhibition in 1905. He was a non resident King’s Scholar from 1906 and was a member of the Debating Society in 1910 and 1911. He matriculated for Christ Church, Oxford in 1911 where he read History and achieved a Second Class BA in 1914. He was appointed as a temporary clerk at the Foreign Office on the 20th of September 1915 and was appointed as a King’s Messenger on the 4th of October 1919. He was awarded the OBE for - “services in Parliamentary Department, Foreign Office” which was announced by St James’s Palace on the 30th of March 1920.
He wrote the book, “King’s Messenger 1918-1940: Memoirs of a Silver Greyhound”, which was published by H, Jenkins in 1941. He retired from the civil service and went to live with his father at 15, York Road, Leamington Spa.
On the night of the 13th/14th of November 1940, the Luftwaffe launched a major attack on the city of Coventry, dispatching some 515 bombers which dropped 500 tons of high explosive bombs, 30,000 incendiaries and 50 landmines on the city. During the raid, one enemy aircraft passed over Leamington Spa which dropped a stick of seven bombs across the town. That night Edward Antrobus had been attending a party at the home of Mr and Mrs Millett at 32, Portland Place and had just returned home, on what was his 80th birthday, when a single high explosive bomb hit the house at 10.58pm, killing him and his son George. There were four others killed in the town that night.
Their funerals took place at All Saints Church, Leamington Spa
He is commemorated on the Leamington Memorial to civilians lost in air raids.
He is buried at Leamington Cemetery, Brunswick Street.

Archer, Reginald Stuart, 1902-1984

  • GB-2014-WSA-02225
  • Person
  • 1902-1984

Archer, Reginald Stuart, son of Joseph Alfred Archer, of, Cheam, Surrey; b. May 16, 1902; adm. Sept. 23, 1915 (H); left April 1917; Pilot Officer (A: and S. D.) R.A.F.V.R. Dec. 1941; Flying Officer; d. 27 Feb. 1984.

Ashe, Arthur William Isaac, 1897-?

  • GB-2014-WSA-02304
  • Person
  • 1897-?

Ashe, Arthur William Isaac, son of Isaac Leslie Ashe, of Acton, Middlesex, by Ethel Gertrude, daughter of William Bellingham Cheales, of Hagworthingham, Lincs; b. Nov. 15, 1897; adm. Sept. 28, 1911 (H); non-resident K.S. 1912; left Easter 1914; served in the Royal Naval Air Service, became Flight-Commander May 18 and was invalided Oct. 1918; joint author of Chemicals, Vol. vii of Resources of the Empire (1924); m. Aug. 7, 1919, Thelma Sydney, daughter of Thomas Hoodless, of Hove, Sussex.

Ashley, Francis Edgell, 1898-1986

  • GB-2014-WSA-02308
  • Person
  • 1898-1986

Ashley, Francis Edgell, brother of John Oliver Mark Ashley (q.v.); b. March 21, 1898; adm. Jan. 18, 1912; left July 1915 (H); 2nd Lieut. R.G.A. Dec. 11, 1916; Lieut. June 11, 1918; M.C. Sept. 16, 1918; d. 19 Mar. 1986.

Ashley, John Oliver Mark, 1895-1984

  • GB-2014-WSA-02310
  • Person
  • 1895-1984

Ashley, John Oliver Mark, son of John George Ashley, of Teddington, Middlesex, by Frances Amelia, daughter of Mark Heaton Robinson; b. June 2, 1895; adm. Sept. 23, 1909 (H); left July 1914; R.M.A. Woolwich 1914; 2nd Lieut. R. A. Feb. 10, 1915; Lieut. July 23, 1916; Capt. Nov. 3, 1917; served in France and Belgium March 8, 1915-Sept. 4, 1918; A.D.C. to Gov. and C. in C. Gibraltar (temp.) Nov. r, 1919 - March 6, 1920; G. S. 0. III War Office June 25, 1921-July 7, 1925; Capt. Inst. in Survey Sch. of Artillery 1925-27; Ede. Major R. A. Southern Command Nov. 1932; Major March 15, 1935; Lieut.-Col. May 30, 1942; retired with the hon. rank of Col. Feb. 27, 1946; farming in Northamptonshire; m. 1st July 19, 1924, Barbara, daughter of James Buckley; 2nd May 20, 1940, Sheila, daughter of L. H. Church, of Church Brampton, Northants.; d. 24 May 1984.

Atkins, Barry Kennedy, 1911-2005

  • GB-2014-WSA-02356
  • Person
  • 1911-2005

Atkins, Barry Kennedy, son of Cdr Arthur K. Atkins USN and Frances Griswold, d. of Commo­dore Nathaniel Matson Terry USN; b. 2 Aug. 1911; adm. Sept. 1926 (H); left Dec. 1927; US Naval Academy 1928-32, BS; Ensign USN 1932, Lieut. 1935, Lieut.-Cdr 1942, Cdr 1943, Capt. 1951; served in Asiatic and Pacific Fleets throughout WW2; commanded USS Holder in Atlantic and Mediterranean; Commander US Naval Forces, E. Atlantic and Mediterranean, London 1952- 3; Commander US Naval Station Annapolis, retd with rank of Rear-Admiral Nov. 1959; Navy Cross, Silver Star, Bronze Star, Pacific Area Ribbon, with twelve operatonal stars; George Washington Univ., Washington DC, MSc (Admin.) 1973; now a man. consultant; m. 1st 29 July 1952 Dorothy Daisy, d. of Frank William Penny of London and Chicago; 2nd 28 Dec. 1985 Muriel Gluckman Strong, d. of Harry Gluckman, pharmacologist.

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