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Brian Ernest Greswell

Brian Ernest Greswell

Male abt 1918 - 1940  (~ 22 years)


  • Name Brian Ernest Greswell  [1, 2, 3
    Known as "Ian" 
    Birth abt 1918  India? Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Education abt 1926 - 1931  Horton Preparatory School, Ickwell Bury Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    Education 1931 - 1935  Royal Naval College, Dartmouth Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 4
    • Naval Cadetships. Dartmouth Passing-In List. The Admiralty announces that the following cadidates are declared to have passed the qualifying examination and will enter the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, in May next:-- ...
      - Greswell, B. E. (Rev. G. Deuchar, Ickwell Bury, Biggleswade). [The Times, 17 Mar 1931]
    Occupation 1935 - 1940  Officer, RN  [2
    • Midshipman B E Greswell, to Devonshire (May 1). [The Times, Naval Appointments, 22 Apr 1937]
    Post/Rank/Title 01 Sep 1939  Lieutenant  [2, 5
    Death 21 Jun 1940  At sea Find all individuals with events at this location ; Cause: Died while on active service  [2, 6
    • Lieutenant Brian Ernest Greswell, R.N., reported missing, presumed killed, specialized in submarine duties early in 1939. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Greswell, of Oxford, and entered Dartmouth as a cadet in May, 1931. From September, 1935, he served as midshipman in the cruisers Delhi and Devonshire until 1938, when he took the usual courses for lieutenant's rank. He was sub-lieutenant of the flotilla leader Mackay until selected for submarine service in January, 1939. [The Times, fallen officers, 19 Sep 1940]
    • In proud memory of Lieut. B. E. (Ian) Greswell, R.N., Liaison Officer, dear younger son of Mr., and Mrs. E. A. Greswell, 5, Garford Road, Oxford, and of the Officers and Men, Submarine O 13, Royal Netherlands Navy, which did not return from operations, June 21, 1940. "By giving their lives for the common good, they won for themselves glory which is ever young. ..." [The Times, In Memoriam, 21 Jun 1945]
    • Remembrance ceremony is held in Dundee annually on 01 Sep.
      Video of 2012 ceremony is on the stillonpatrol website; includes interview with Brian's nephew Capt James Greswell, RM.
    • Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial: Panel 36, Column 3.
    Brian Ernest Greswell (abt 1918-1940)
    Brian Ernest Greswell (abt 1918-1940)
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    Person ID I4911  Tatham | Bloxham branch | Descendant
    Last Modified 02 Mar 2014 

    Father Ernest Arthur Greswell,   b. 08 Jun 1885, Cuddalore, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1962, Mount Royal Nursing Home, Minehead Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Grace Lilian Egerton,   b. 05 Jan 1893, Lahore, Punjab Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1970, Worksop College Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Marriage 19 Dec 1914  Rawalpindi, Punjab Find all individuals with events at this location   [7, 8
    • On the 19th Dec., at Rawalpindi, India, Ernest Arthur, son of C. H. Greswell, Esq., of Wayfield, Bicknoller, Somerset, to Grace Lilian, only daughter of Col. C. P. Egerton, Sessions Judge, Rawalpindi. [The Times]
    • 40th Anniversary. On Dec. 19, 1914, at Rawalpindi, Ernest Greswell to Grace Egerton. Present address: Wayvile, Bicknoller, Taunton. [The Times, 06 Jan 1955]
    Notes 
    • Quantock Hills -- Country house, S.W. aspect, all main services; central heating; two Paying Guests received. -- Mrs. Greswell, Wayvile, Bicknoller, Taunton. [The Times, 02 Oct 1952; 12 Feb 1953; etc]
    Family ID F0062  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsEducation - abt 1926 - 1931 - Horton Preparatory School, Ickwell Bury Link to Google Earth
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    Brian Ernest Greswell (abt 1918-1940)
    Brian Ernest Greswell (abt 1918-1940)

  • Sources 
    1. [S05] The Times, death notice, 16 Jan 1962.
      father

    2. [S05] The Times, obituary, 19 Sep 1940.

    3. [S34] Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
      age 22 at death

    4. [S05] The Times, naval cadetships, 17 Mar 1931.

    5. [S35] London Gazette, 27 Oct 1939.

    6. [S05] The Times, in memoriam, 21 Jun 1945.

    7. [S04] H Curtis: Notes for a Pedigree of the Tathams of Co. Durham.

    8. [S05] The Times, marriage notice, 23 Dec 1914.