1941 – Whitstable, Serving Military Officers

During WW2 the Whitstable Times published lists of local people serving in the forces. These were added to during the war with further names supplied by the friends and families of those serving. This is a provisional list of Officers as at the latter part of 1941 and will be added to as more research is carried out.

Whitstable Officers.
Name Rank Service
. . .
Agar, W.H. Second Lieutenant R.A.
Ball, George Eric Flight Lieutenant R.A.F.
Beeching, Laurence Lieutenant R.N.V.R.
Beeching, Michael Sub-Lieutenant R.N.V.R.
Brown, Quentin Second Lieutenant R.A.
Charlton, R. ? R.E.
Clarke-Williams, E. Captain Army Pay Corps.
Court Lieutenant Commander R.N.
Croft, Cyril Second Lieutenant ?
Cross G., V.R., U.T. Pilot R.A.F.
Dand, J.H. Group Captain R.A.F.
Davy, A. Layton, MC Lieutenant East Surrey Regiment
Davy, Clifford Lieutenant 8th Middlesex Regiment
Eade, J.C. Captain Merchant Navy
Elsey, I.W. Flight Lieutenant R.A.F.
Elvy, Warwick E. Sub-Lieutenant R.N.V.R.
Fisher, J.F. Lieutenant R.A.M.C.
Fogg, William Lieutenant R.N.
Fynn, W.F. Captain Merchant Navy
Garne, Torre Captain Traing Officer, Cadets for Transport Unit
Gaylard, Geoffrey Pilot Officer R.A.F. (Reported missing).
Gaylard, Peter Pilot Officer R.A.F. (Prisoner of War in Germany).
Gittings, R.J. Second Lieutenant The Buffs
Godfrey, R. Lieutenant Colonel ?
Goldring, E.G. Second Lieutenant R.E.
Hasland, G. Captain H.M. Transport, No. 20
Jackson, Alfred S. Commander R.N.
Johnson, J.W.E. Captain Royal Fusilliers
Lees, Dennis Flight Lieutenant R.A.F.
Lefevre, Peter Pilot Officer R.A.F.
Lycett, Christopher Flying Officer R.A.F.
Mason, H.C. Second Officer Air Transport Auxiliary
Morris, W.K. Lieutenant R.A.
Mundy, Claude J. Lieutenant A.M.P.C.
Neville, E.G.M. Squadron Leader R.A.F.
Newell, Theo Second Lieutenant R.A.
Nicholls, Phil. Lieutenant R.N.V.R.
O’Callaghan, D.J., MBE Lieutenant Auxiliary Military Pioneer Corps
Phillips, S.T. Lieutenant R.A.
Piper, Reginald Lieutenant R.A.M.C.
Powling, Pat Captain R.A.
Reeves, Stanley Pilot Officer R.A.F.
Rivers, W.J., VR Flight Lieutenant R.A.F.
Rolls, C.H. Lieutenant R.N.V.R.
Sidders, Douglas H Second Lieutenant 1st. Batt., Welsh Fusiliers
Simpson, Norman Sub-Lieutenant R.N.V.R.
Smith, Spencer Captain ?
Stack, William A. Colonel R.A.O.C.
Stockwell, Geoffrey G. Second Lieutenant Royal Corps of Signals
Thompson, D.S.E. Lieutenant-Commander R.N.
Tibbles, Arthur Squadron Leader R.A.F.
Verlander, F. Captain and Quartermaster The Buffs
Walter C.B. Pilot Officer R.A.F.
Watts, Frederick James Squadron Leader R.A.F.
West, D. Sub-Lieutenant R.A.
Wild, John P. Second Lieutenant Army Pay Corps
Witney, Raymond Lieutenant R.A.M.C.
Witney, Peter Lieutenant R.A.M.C.
Wood G.D. (“Rory”) Second Lieutenant East Yorkshire Regiment
Woodman, H.H.K. Second Lieutenant R.A.

Many of these names are instantly recognisable as people who were, or became, prominent in the town. Among them are doctors, councillors, businessmen and a newspaper proprietor.

See also our page of WW2 Non-commisioned officers – men and woman.