NameBrian John Neville OGDEN , 2C1R
Birth29 Nov 1924, Tianjin, China
Death30 Jul 2002, Ross on Wye district, Herefordshire
OccupationArmy Officer (SOE), Banker Secretary, General Manager Hong Kong Stock Exchange
MotherJessie Vera BRIDGE (1900-1969)
Marriage13 Sep 1958, Winchester, Hampshire, England
Notes for Brian John Neville OGDEN
UK Incoming Passenger Lists
Departed Shanghai, arrived London, England On the Mantua July 29, 1927. First Class.
Alwyn Ogden, /c/o Mrs C? Twiddy, St. Mary’s Hesdor?, Kent, consular ??, age 37?, last permanent address China.
Jessie Ogden, age 27.
Anne Ogden, age 4
Brian Ogden, age 2.

UK Outward Passenger Lists
Departed London England on the Kaisar-I-Hind on October 28, 1932 destination Shanghai, China. First Class
Alwyne Ogden, last address in UK The Cedar House, Cobham, contracted to land at Shanghai, profession consular, age 43, country of future intended residence China.
Jessie Ogden, age 32.
Anne Ogden, age 9
Brian Ogden, age 7.


The London Gazette December 8, 1944
Indian Army
Emergency Commissions
3 September 1944
Private Brian John Neville Ogden (EC 14619) The Queen’s R.

UK Outward passenger Lists
Departed Southampton, England August 26, 1949 on the Canton, destination Hong Kong
Brian John Neville Ogden, first class, age 24, last address in UK 25 Blantyre Street SW10, profession banking.

UK Outward passenger lists
departed Southampton, England May 4, 1951, on the Carthage destination Hong Kong
Brian John Neville Ogden, first class, age 26, last address in UK 40 West Street, Farnham, Surrey, profession banking

UK Outward Passenger Lists
Departed London, England, May 18, 1954 on the Strathmore, destination Columbo, Sri Lanka
Brian John Neville Ogden, first class, age 29, last UK address Wickham House, Farnham, Surrey, banker, country of future intended residence Ceylon.

In the July to September 1958 marriage index Brian J. N. Ogden and June P. A. Buck, Winchester, Hampshire, volume 6b, page 1836

In the August 2002 death index Brian John N. Ogden born November 29, 1924, age 77, Registration district Ross, Hertfordshire, register 19B. district 5241, entry 176.

The Most Secret List of SOE Agents
Compiled by Eliah Meyer
Brian John Neville Ogden
born November 11, 1924
Special Operations Executive Personnel Files
Date Range January 1, 1939 to December 31, 1946
Subjects: Intelligence

Brian John Neville Ogden
Born: November 29, 1924 Tianjin, China
Died July 30, 2002 Ross on Wye district, Herefordshire
Son (with one sister) of Sir Alwyne George Neville Ogden, KBE, CMG, BA, FRSA (1889-1981), and Jessie Vera Bridge (1900-1969).
Married (13.09.1958, Winchester district, Hampshire) June Patricia Anne Buck.
Private June 18, 1943
2nd Lieutenant September 3, 1944 (EC 14619)
War Substantive Lieutenant March 3, 1945 (reld > Dec 1946,<April 1947)
Acting Captain May 25, 1945?
Temporary Captain 1946?
Lieutenant January 1, 1949 (410710)
Honorary Captain January 1, 1949
Mentioned in Dispatches November 6, 1946 special operations in SE Asia
Education: Dulwich College (1938-1940 & September 1942 to 1943)
Tientsin Volunteer Corps December 4, 1941. He was captured on December 8, 1941 in Tianjin China where his father was British Consul General. He was exchanged in September 1942 to complete education in England. Home Guard Anti-Aircraft 1942 to 1943
June 18, 1943 enlisted service Queen’s Royal Regiment (West Surrey) (embodied August 1943)
September 1943 embarked for passage to India
October 1943 to October 1944 Officer Training School, Bangalore
October 22, 1944 commissioned Indian Army (emergency commission)
October 1944 to November 1944 4th Bombay Grenadiers
November 1944 to February, 1945 34 TU, 9th Battalion 7th Rajput Regiment
February 2, 1945 to December 15, 1945 served with Special Operations Executive (SOE) with Force 136
February 2, 1945 to May 24, 1945 Operation Remorse (China)
May 5, 1945 to December 15, 1945 ME 74
January 1, 1949 Brigade of Gurkas - Regular Army Reserve of Officers
He had left the army in 1947 and joined the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) and served in various ports in the Far East. He retired from the HSBC as the Bank Secretary in 1972 and joined the Hong Kong Stock Exchange as General Manager. Retiring completely ten years later to England.

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