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Casualty Lists of the Royal Navy and Dominion Navies, World War 2
Researched & compiled by Don Kindell, all rights reserved

 

1st - 31st MAY 1943 -  in date, ship/unit & name order

 

Edited by Gordon Smith, Naval-History.Net

 

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on to June 1943

 

Notes:

(1) Casualty information in order - Surname, First name, Initial(s), Rank and part of the Service other than RN (RNR, RNVR, RFR etc), Service Number (ratings only, also if Dominion or Indian Navies), (on the books of another ship/shore establishment, O/P on passage), Fate

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(3) Link to Commonwealth War Graves Commission

(4) More information may be found in the Name Lists

 

 

  

Background Events - February-May 1943
Battles for Tunis & North Africa, Battle of Atlantic peaks, U-boats withdraw, 'Dambusters' raid'

 


 

 

1 May 1943

 

Adelfotis, steamship

STEVENS, Oliver C, Act/Able Seaman, P/JX 313869, (President III, O/P), killed

 

British Trust, steamship

NILE, John H R, Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 189784, (President III, O/P), killed

 

Corbis, steamship

CORLESS, Daniel, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 311882, (President III, O/P), DOWS

 

Drake, illness

BUTLER, Roland V, Engine Room Artificer 1c, RNR, D/386 EC, died

 

Erinpura, steamship

BYRNE, John, Signalman, C/JX 220652, (President III, O/P), MPK

CODMAN, Leslie, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), P/JX 334313, (President III, O/P), MPK

MCNAUGHTON, John G, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), P/JX 291647, (President III, O/P), MPK

 

FAA, 766 Sqn, Landrail, air crash

HAMLET, Ronald S, Ty/Act/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed

PRITCHARD, Peter, Ty/Act/Leading Airman, FAA/299845, MPK

REEVES, John H, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNZNVR, killed

 

MTB.630, surface action

BOLTON, William C, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 362711, killed

CLARK, Percy N, Able Seaman, P/JX 348646, killed

GUTHRIE, Graham A, Lieutenant, RNVR, killed

 

Royal Marines, "The Man Who Never Was" deception, operation Mincemeat

MARTIN William, Act/Major, RM, (fictitious name), died

 

Saker

HULEN, James E, Ordinary Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 315705, killed

 

 

2 May 1943

 

Cava, illness

MACDERMID, Donald A, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 242837, died

 

Harrier, drowning

RAY, Charles S, Leading Seaman, P/JX 264071, died

 

Hornet, illness

STEPTO, Andrew G, Petty Officer, C/J 3172, died

 

Jumna (RIN)

MANNARIKEL, Kumaran, Able Seaman, 9644 (RIN), died

 

MTB.630, surface action

GODDARD, Frederick M J, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, DOW

 

Wildfire, illness

BURKE, James, Chief Engine Room Artificer, C/M 435, died

 

 

3 May 1943

 

Exeter, as POW

JEFFS, Harold T F, Able Seaman, D/SSX 20620, killed

 

FAA, 768 Sqn, Argus, air crash

PETERS, Lynn H B de B, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed

 

FAA, 775 Sqn, Grebe, air operations

BURBRIDGE, Lionel E W, Ty/Midshipman (A), RNVR, killed

 

FAA, 775 Sqn, St Angelo, air operations

BONHAM, Walter G H, Lieutenant, killed

 

Houghly II (RIN)

ZAR-UL-HAQ

Ordinary Seaman, 77144 (RIN), died

 

Lord Keith, lost overboard

CAPEL, Arthur J, Cook, RNPS, LT/MX 105803, MPK

 

Nipigon (RCN)

HAY, James C, Able Seaman, V 14886 (RCNVR), killed

 

Victory IV, illness

GRANT, Joseph A, Commissioned Boatswain, died

 

 

4 May 1943

 

Eager

MCGIVERN, Owen O, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 110457, DOWS

 

Lorient, steamship

BRAITHWAITE, Albert E, Ty/Act/Petty Officer (DEMS), C/JX 183988, (President III, O/P), MPK

THOMAS, Gwilym D, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 335864, (President III, O/P), MPK

THOMPSON, Henry E A, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 335842, (President III, O/P), MPK

 

MTB.639, ship loss

HEYBYRNE, Arthur G D, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, DOW

 

Patricia Cam (RAN)

KENTISH, Rev Leonard N, Minister,  civilian prisoner of Japanese, executed

 

President, illness

BRAMBLE, James J, Major, RM, died

 

Resource, illness

CLUGSTON, William, Act/Leading Stoker, P/KX 77280, DOWS

 

Sultan II, as POW

PHILLIPS, John, Lieutenant, RNR, died

 

Vulture

ALLEN, Albert E, Marine, CH/X 110061, died

 

 

5 May 1943

 

2 Maritime Regt, RA

DOUGHERTY, Brian, Gunner, RA, 4279507, killed

HARMER, Robert E, Gunner, RA, 2064618, killed

 

3 Maritime Regt, RA

CLARKE, Raymond, Gunner, RA, 5334285, killed

WILSON, Thomas, Gunner, RA, 11060266, killed

 

5 Maritime Regt, RA

KNIGHT, Stanley J, Lance Bombardier, RA, 6143109, killed

RIORDAN, Victor D, Gunner, RA, 1596350, killed

 

6 Maritime Regt, RA

BRUNNER, John E, Gunner, RA, 3970414, killed

FORD, Samuel S, Lance Bombardier, RA, 4864074, killed

MITCHELL, Horace H, Bombardier, RA, 4755320, killed

 

Bonde, steamship

KUGELE, George W, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), C/JX 392987, (President III, O/P), MPK

ROSE, Alfred, Ty/Act/Able Seaman, D/JX 227695, (President III, O/P), MPK

 

Bristol City, steamship

BAVERSTOCK, Wilfred R S, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), P/JX 23500, (President III, O/P), MPK

MILNER, John R, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 336951, (President III, O/P), MPK

WOLFE, Frederick H, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), C/JX 334943, (President III, O/P), MPK

 

Collingwood (RCN)

SCALES, Alfred D, Ordinary Seaman, V 10996 (RCNVR), died

 

FAA, 796 Sqn, Kilele, air crash

ASTLEY, Glyn L, Ty/Leading Airman, FAA/FX 114989, MPK

ELDER, John, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed

EVANS, Donald W, Ty/Act/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed

 

Fingal, steamship

PAYNE, Sidney C, Able Seaman, B 2901 (RANR), (President III, O/P), MPK

 

Harperley, steamship

LAKING, Cyril, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), P/JX 235962, (President III, O/P), MPK

 

Midge, air crash

COOPER, Dudley S, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, killed

 

Napier (RAN), drowning

TRELOAR, Rupert B, Lieutenant, RAN, MPK

 

Nile, illness

WARDELL, Frederick W, Leading Telegraphist, P/SSX 21496, died

 

North Britain, steamship

BAXTER, Major A, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), P/JX 289562, (President III, O/P), MPK

CULLEN, William, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 392862, (President III, O/P), MPK

CURRELL, Herbert, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), P/JX 313937, (President III, O/P), MPK

FOSTER, Thomas W, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 392854, (President III, O/P), MPK

NEWCOMBE, James T, Act/Leading Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 248812, (President III, O/P), MPK

 

Royal Arthur, illness

COLLIS, Clifford, Leading Sick Berth Attendant, P/SBR/X 6191, died

 

Selvistan, steamship

KELL, William A, Act/Leading Seaman (DEMS), P/JX 213216, (President III, O/P), DOWS

LATTER, James A, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), P/JX 392507, (President III, O/P), MPK

WRIGHT, Harold, Act/Leading Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 214713, (President III, O/P), MPK

 

 

6 May 1943

 

ML.105

COSHAM, Ronald E, Petty Officer Motor Mechanic, C/MX 76770, DOWS

 

ML.178, accident

RENDALL, Colin, Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, killed

 

 

7 May 1943

 

Albrighton, surface action

STRAIN, Jack, Able Seaman, D/JX 147626, DOW

 

BYMS.8, road accident

TRAVERSE, Anthony, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 299621, killed

 

Dalhousie (RIN)

ABDUL, Ibrahim, Stoker 1c, 2196 (RIN), died

 

Dolius, steamship

BENIT, Stanley W J, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), C/JX 312162, (President III, O/P), DOWS

 

Hooghly (RIN)

JOSEPH, A (initial only), Ordinary Seaman, 11876 (RIN), died

 

Orion, air crash

DITCHFIELD, James, Stoker Petty Officer, P/KX 83101, killed

UNDERWOOD, Guy A B, Paymaster Midshipman, killed

 

Parthian, surface action

MCCABE, John, Able Seaman, P/SSX 23239, DOW

 

Shrapnel, illness

COLLINS, William W, Chief Petty Officer, P/229903, died

 

Snowdrift

HIGGINS, Martin, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 130310, DOW, buried in Basra

 

 

8 May 1943

 

2 Maritime Regt, RA

BENSON, Robert, Bombardier, RA, 3191841, killed

JORDAN, Thomas, Gunner, RA, 4462468, killed

 

Daneman, ship loss

CLANACHAN, John J, Engineman, RNPS, LT/JX 110424, MPK

FOLKES, John G, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 245636, MPK

GOODING, Walter, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 259040, MPK

HIGGINS, Barry P, Ordinary Coder, C/JX 214307, MPK

MACKENZIE, John, Seaman, RNR (PS), LT/X 8025C, MPK

WALKER, Felix, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 287030, MPK

 

FAA, 738 Sqn, Saker, air crash

BERRY, Edward W S, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed

 

Kimberley, illness

HAMMOND, Ronald E, Petty Officer, D/JX 131900, DOWS

 

Lauderdale

TROWELL, George A E, Able Seaman, P/JX 296307, killed

 

MTB.637, surface action

GITSHAM, Wilfred L H, Act/Chief Motor Mechanic, P/MX 105717, killed

 

Pansy (RIN)

ATAR, Jan, Engine Room Serang, 70524 (RIN), died

 

President III

SKINNER, George A, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), P/JX 394541, DOWS

 

RN Auxiliary Hospital, Colombo, illness

MCLAUGHLIN, Elizabeth T, Nursing Sister, died

 

Saker II

SANDFORD, Richard P A, Leading Air Fitter (L), FAA/FX 75302, killed

 

Scylla, lost overboard

STEPHENS, Donald A, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 385593, MPK

 

 

9 May 1943

 

FAA, 819 Sqn, Daedalus, air crash

MARTIN, Ronald E, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed

 

Fairlie, illness

RYAN, Matthew, Chief Petty Officer Stoker, D/K 4958, died

 

Gonding (SANF)

JAMES, H (initial only), Steward, CN/72252 (SANF), died

 

MNBDO II, illness

KING, John H M, Marine, CH/X 107227, died

 

MTB.61, ship loss

ADSHEAD, Frank, Stoker 1c, C/KX 79280, MPK

 

Norman (RAN), accident

QUINN, Kevin, Telegraphist, SV 105 (RANR), killed

 

RN Malay Section

ABDUL, Hamid B J, Leading Seaman, MN 159 (Malay Section), killed

 

Sparrowhawk, road accident

DAVIDSON, Alexander McL, Air Fitter (E), FAA/FX 99526, killed

 

Warwick

NISBET, Gordon, Stoker 1c, D/KX 109518, DOWS

 

 

10 May 1943

 

Exeter , as POW

RAINEY, Samuel, Stoker, RFR, D/K 55652, died

 

Furious

PARSONS, John R, Act/Able Seaman, D/JX 306870, died

 

Hamilcar, Combined Operations base, Djedjelli, Algeria and Messina, Sicily drowning

GORDON, George, Act/Petty Officer Telegraphist, C/JX 138241, died

 

Lariat

JOLLIFFE, Leslie, Lieutenant (E), RNR, MPK

 

RN Malay Section

BUJANG, Bin J, Able Seaman, MN 1226 (Malay Section), killed

 

 

11 May 1943

 

Collingwood, bombing

WARNE, John W, Chief Petty Officer Cook (Pens), P/364262, DOW

 

Cotsmuir

NEWTON, John, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 257699, killed

 

Drake

EVANS, James L, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 399443, DOWS

 

Hamilcar, Combined Operations base, Djedjelli, Algeria and Messina, Sicily

HENWOOD, Charles B, Petty Officer, P/J 114075, killed

TAYLOR, James W, Engine Room Artificer 5c, P/MX 88897, killed

 

ML.133, ship loss

HOPKINS, Frank E, Chief Petty Officer, P/J 98427, MPK

 

Quiberon (RAN), accident

MACLIVER, Lindsay, Lieutenant Commander, RAN, killed

 

RN Training Establishment, Rosyth, illness

BAKER, Gerald N, Engine Room Artificer Apprentice, MX 120575, died

 

Taihow, steamship

PACKHAM, William J, Warrant Writer Officer, (Lanka, O/P), killed

 

 

12 May 1943

 

5 Maritime Regt, RA

DIGBY, Arthur J, Gunner, RA, 1583872, killed

ELLERY, Albert J, Gunner, RA, 5622295, killed

SLOAN, Arthur E, Gunner, RA, 3717605, killed

TAYLOR, William H E, Lance Sergeant, RA, 2049035, killed

 

Brand, steamship

HOMER, Arthur E, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 254708, (President III, O/P), MPK

 

Europa, bombing

BARBOUR, Alexander R, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 221625, killed

CROCKFORD, Kitty I, WRNS, 42281, killed

ELLABY, Reginald, Assistant Steward, RNPS, LT/LX 31405, killed

EVERETT, Lily E, WRNS, N/WRNS 42900, killed

GREASLEY, William H, Assistant Steward, RNPS, LT/LX 31208, killed

HARRISON, Albert L, Leading Seaman, P/211243, killed

HAZEL, John, Assistant Steward, RNPS, LT/LX 31210, killed

HUBBUCK, Matthew, Leading Steward, RNPS, LT/LX 30197, killed

LAVERICK, John G, Assistant Steward, RNPS, LT/LX 31213, killed

SMITH, George N L, Act/Petty Officer, RNPS, LT/JX 212599, killed

STEWART, George, 2nd Hand, RNR (PS), LT/X 73 SB, killed

TUNGATE, Leslie C, Leading Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 195818, killed

WEBB, Joseph T, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 154051, killed

 

Exeter, as POW

LANGRIDGE, Basil F J, Able Seaman, D/J 24361, died

 

FAA, 811 Sqn, Biter, air operations

LEE, Richard J, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed

MARSDEN, George H, Ty/Leading Airman, FAA/FX 115050, MPK

WITTS, Vincent W, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed

 

Fort Concord, steamship

BRADLEY, James, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), C/JX 336120, (President III, O/P), MPK

DRUMMOND, George R, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), C/JX 220104, (President III, O/P), MPK

HURN, Hubert H, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 339122, (President III, O/P), MPK

PICTON, William G, Act/Petty Officer (DEMS), P/JX 193014, (President III, O/P), MPK

 

Hamilcar, Combined Operations base, Djedjelli, Algeria and Messina, Sicily

PERRY, John H, Motor Mechanic, D/MX 98899, DOWS

 

LCT(R).167

BIRRELL, Colin M, Able Seaman, P/JX 194143, killed

 

Middleton, lost overboard

GREENWOOD, Benjamin G, Able Seaman, P/JX 272691, MPK

 

Minos, bombing

HAYDON, Gerald A E, Paymaster Lieutenant, RNVR, killed

 

MMS.89

SINGLETON, Ronald, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 280751, DOWS

 

Plym, drowning

GRANT, Allan, Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, died

 

President, illness

VENABLES, John, Chief Officer Shore Signal Station, died

 

RM School of Music, accident

DANIEL, Patrick G R, Band Boy, RMB/X 2012, killed

 

Sheba, accident

THORNTON, John E, Lieutenant (E), killed

 

Strathgarry, bombing

SMITH, Lewis L, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 209246, killed

 

 

13 May 1943

 

Archimedes, illness

COWIE, John, 2nd Hand, RNPS, LT/JX 242478, died

 

Condor, accident

DINES, Joseph F, Marine, PLY/X 107201, killed

 

Corinthian, accident

STANYER, John, Assistant Steward, NAP R 161977, killed

 

Drake, illness

GIBBONS, William, Stoker Petty Officer, D/KX 84809, died

 

Duke of York

LITTLETON, William J, Plumber 1c, D/MX 46200, DOWS

 

Europa, bombing

RATHMELL, Squire W, Wireman, C/MX 92805, killed

 

FAA, 782 Sqn, Heron, air crash

STEVENS, John P, Act/Sub Lieutenant, RNR, killed

HATFIELD, Vernon V, Ty/Leading Airman, FAA/FX 78549, killed

 

Forward II, on loan to RAF, air operations

CHURCH, James F, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, killed

 

Kipanga

RANDLE, Louis F, Leading Air Fitter (E), FAA/SFX 2066, DOWS

 

Sultan, as POW

DALLEY, George A, Marine, PLY/X 3821, (ex-Prince of Wales), died

 

 

14 May 1943

 

Cochrane, illness

WOODS, Patrick J, Act/Able Seaman, C/JX 220234, died

 

Drake, illness

LINEHAN, Thomas, Stoker 1c, D/K 61296, died

 

Ilex, bombing

CLARKE, George H, Able Seaman, P/JX 246871, killed

COOK, John R, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 389645, killed

SEVERNS, Stanley, Able Seaman, P/JX 239359, killed

 

Malaya

SCOTT, Alvin G, Petty Officer, P/J 114712, DOWS

 

ML.1154, ship loss

COSTELLO, William, Leading Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 185969, killed

COX, Charles W, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 219617, MPK

DORES, Andrew H, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 190083, MPK

KENNEDY, John, Engineman, RNPS, LT/KX 110659, MPK

WARD, Leslie R, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNZNVR, MPK

WATTS, Donald G, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNZNVR, MPK

 

MNBDO I, road accident

GLEAVE, Frederick, Ty/Act/Captain, RM, killed

 

South African Naval Force

ORGILL, C (initial only) B, Able Seaman, CN/71947 (SANF), died

 

Wolfe

SLAVEN, Sidney P, Act/Shipwright 4c, P/MX 53579, DOWS

 

 

15 May 1943

 

Benbow, illness

WOODHOUSE, Joseph, Supply Chief Petty Officer, C/M 32188, died

 

Brigadier

STOCKTON, Frank W, Stoker 1c, C/KX 152291, DOWS

 

Empire Ray, steamship, illness

DAVIES, George E, Act/Able Seaman, C/JX 249680, (President III, O/P), DOWS

 

Exeter as POW

BUTCHER, David, Able Seaman, D/SSX 19914, died

CORY, William E, Stoker Petty Officer, D/K 21680, died

 

FAA, 759 Sqn, Heron, air crash

MCCRACKEN, Alan C H, Sub Lieutenant (A), RNZNVR, killed

 

Fervent, illness

MACKIE, James R, Able Seaman, C/J 93141, died

 

Kipanga, air crash

HEWIT, John W, Leading Air Mechanic, FAA/FX 75729, killed

 

Marousie Logothete, steamship

WITTS, Albert C, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 304626, (President III, O/P), MPK

 

Nile, drowning

GRAHAM, John A, Act/Able Seaman, C/JX 265869, died

 

RM School of Signals, Southwold

NAPTHINE, Leslie M, Sergeant, RM, CH/X 187, killed

 

Speedy, mining

BURGESS, John, Stoker 1c, P/JX 97648, killed

DEAKIN, John A, Act/Leading Stoker, P/MX 104200, killed

LEAH, Philip, Electrical Artificer 3c, P/MX 59865, killed

WILSON, James H, Chief Petty Officer Stoker, P/K 63347, killed

 

 

16 May 1943

 

Elfin

SAYER, Charles W, Able Seaman, C/JX 140578, died

 

Landrail

SUGDEN, Peter G, Act/Lieutenant Commander, died

 

Pembroke

PEEL, George H, Ty/Leading Seaman, C/JX 155195, killed

 

President I, illness

BLACKWELL-CHADWICK, Reginald J, Ty/Py/Act/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, died

 

RM 1st AA Regt, illness

BACKHOUSE, Anthony P, Marine, EX/1749, DOWS

 

Sphinx, accident

EVANS, John J V, Act/Petty Officer, P/JX 140866, killed

 

Victory, illness

SHARPLES, Derek, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 444115, died

 

 

17 May 1943

 

3 Maritime Regt, RA

ROYLE, Ronald, Gunner, RA, 4985782, killed

 

FAA, 766 Sqn, Landrail, air crash

BAXTER, Albert G, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed

 

Norse, road accident

MACDONALD, Donald, Seaman, RNR (PS), LT/X 7884 C, killed

 

Northmoor, steamship

GARNER, Walter, Act/Leading Seaman (DEMS), P/JX 215092, (President III, O/P), MPK

 

Skirmisher, illness

GREEN, Cyril, 2nd Hand, RNR (PS), LT/X 38, died

 

 

18 May 1943

 

Barwick, explosion

FLETCHER, Henry L, Signalman, P/JX 220407, MPK

GRIFFITHS, John B, Engine Room Artificer 4c, C/MX 55017, MPK

HANDLEY, Ernest A, Act/Able Seaman, P/JX 273206, MPK

HAWKINS, Harry, Act/Able Seaman, P/JX 264984, MPK

HOPE, Wilfred, Act/Leading Stoker, P/KX 92718, killed

MCEWAN, Edward, Ty/Act/Petty Officer, D/JX 157744, MPK

PENNINGTON, David, Stoker Petty Officer, C/KX 75092, killed

THOMPSON, Francis R O, Ty/Skipper, RNR, killed

THOMSON, John, Stoker Petty Officer, P/K 58572, DOW

WOODS, Richard, Act/Commander (Nile, O/P), killed

 

Delphinula, steamship

MURRELL, Frederick G, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), C/JX 336225, (President III, O/P), killed

VENOUR, Arthur J, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), C/JX 336077, (President III, O/P), MPK

 

Drake, drowning

SIMPSON, William, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 421167, died

 

Exeter, as POW

PARMENTER, John C, Able Seaman, D/J 96924, died

 

Greenwich

FLYN, Samuel N, Leading Seaman, D/J 14712, died

 

LCI(L).289, drowning

LANE, John P, Stoker 1c, P/KX 103977, died

 

Louisburg (RCN), ship loss

ANDERSON, Cecil F, Leading Signalman, V 8276 (RCNVR), DOW

 

 

19 May 1943

 

Albacore

PRICE, Ronald C, Leading Seaman, P/JX 333753, killed

 

Asbury

GLENDINNING, Douglas J, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, died

 

Barwick, explosion

DUNCAN, William P, Ty/Lieutenant, RNR, DOI

 

Drake, illness

KELLY, Joseph, Able Seaman, D/JX 348489, died

PEDDER, Frederick W, Ty/Lieutenant, RNR, died

 

Kongoni, illness

LISTER, Adam, Leading Seaman, P/JX 258723, died

 

Royal Indian Navy

ALI, Ahmad A, Greaser, 74048 (RIN), died

 

 

20 May 1943

 

Barwick, explosion

DAVIES, William M, Act/Engine Room Artificer 4c, C/MX 76126, DOW

 

Fantome

MATTHEWS, Thomas, Chief Petty Officer, D/J 271914, DOWS

 

Frobisher

TITTERINGTON, Robert, Engine Room Artificer 4c, D/MX 75803, died

 

MMS.285, accident

GALLAGHER, Arthur J, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 241340, killed

 

South African Naval Force

LA CHARD, Edwin, Lieutenant Commander, SANF, died

 

 

21 May 1943

 

Cornwallis (RCN)

STEVENS, Earle M, Ordinary Seaman, V 49040 (RCNVR), died

 

FAA, 741 Sqn, Condor, air crash

BOARDMAN, Stanley, Ty/Act/Leading Airman, FAA/JX 168146, MPK

 

Newfoundland

BRIERLEY, William, Able Seaman, D/JX 168819, killed

 

Saker II, air crash

PARKER, David S, Ty/Act/Leading Airman, FAA/FX 91167, DOW

TURNER, Arthur R, Ty/Act/Leading Airman, FAA/FX 95968, DOW

 

Silhouette, drowning

JENSEN, Reidar, Seaman, RNPS, (RNorN), died

 

Sultan, as POW

MCCAFFERY, Ralph C, Able Seaman, P/SSX 32349, died

 

Victory, illness

WILHELM, Henri, Engine Room Artificer 4c, P/MX 69495, (Frenchman, served as Henry Teal), died

 

 

22 May 1943

 

Armadillo

LAYTON, Geoffrey, Ty/Leading Seaman, C/JX 151053, MPK

MALES, Frederick J, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 376323, MPK

 

Brighton

LAWSON, John R, Able Seaman, C/J 68061, died

 

Garuda

DEVANEY, Edward, Air Artificer 4c, FAA/FX 78393, died

 

Glendower, illness

JAGO, Arthur J, Ordinary Seaman, JX 398524, died

 

LCV. 825

MAXWELL, Alfred, Act/Leading Seaman, P/JX 161055, MPK

 

Northney

MORRISON, Lewis, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 367313, MPK

 

Paragon, illness

SCALES, Harry, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 218451, died

 

Protector II (RCN)

RETIGAN, Francis V, Assistant Cook (S), V 49758 (RCNVR), killed

 

St Angelo

ROYLE, Alfred J, Ty/Act/Leading Air Mechanic (E), FAA/SFX 960, DOWS

 

 

23 May 1943

 

MTB.76

GARGAN, James G, Ty/Act/Leading Stoker, D/KX 127656, DOWS

 

President, bombing

JEWELL, John St A, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, killed

 

Redstart, as POW

ELDRIDGE, Harry N, Able Seaman, P/J 110399, died

 

Victory IV

THOMPSON, James, Seaman, RNR, P/9593 B, died

 

 

24 May 1943

 

Barwick, explosion

BALL, John R, Ty/Skipper, RNR, DOI

 

Braemar, drowning

LAWRENCE, Andrew L, 2nd Hand, RNR (PS), LT/X 19868 A, died

 

FAA, 827 Sqn, Landrail, air crash

GROVE, Bernard G, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK

HARRIS, John D M, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNZNVR, MPK

 

Northern Dawn, accident

SIMMS, Harry, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 231652, killed

 

RM Detachment 375, explosion

PEARCE, Ernest H, Marine, RME 13956, killed

 

RM Division Artillery, bombing

FRANCIS, Peter G, Ty/2nd Lieutenant, RM, killed

 

Tana

READER, Reginald L F, Able Seaman, P/JX 272782, DOWS

 

Vindictive

PACE, Frederick A, Ordinary Telegraphist, P/JX 4\322724, DOWS

 

 

25 May 1943

 

Arlette

FROST, Herbert W, Petty Officer, RNPS, LT/JX 197349, DOWS

 

Barwick, explosion

DODD, William, Stoker 1c, P/KX 134989, DOW

 

Berry, illness

MACKAY, James, Stoker 1c, C/KX 129588, died

 

RM 1st Anti-Tank Battery

MOSSOP, James, Marine, PO/X 113600, DOWS

 

Searcher, drowning

GREENE, Henry J, Able Seaman, D/JX 173615, died

 

Vernon

DRINKWATER, Harold W, Petty Officer, P/JX 136136, DOWS

 

Yeoman, illness

WALKER-TAYLOR, Gregory E, Lieutenant, RANVR, died

 

 

26 May 1943

 

Barwick, explosion

SANDILANDS, Charles A, Chief Engine Room Artificer, P/M 37040, DOW

 

Daneman, ship loss

ACRES, Alfred D, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 374512, DOW

 

RN Hospital Newton Abbot, illness

WILSON, John, Chief Petty Officer Sick Berth, C/M 7515, died

 

St Hyacinthe (RCN)

RODGER, Louis R, Ordinary Seaman, V 52807 (RCNVR), died

 

 

27 May 1943

 

Bhadravati (RIN)

MUHAMMAD, Yusuf, Able Seaman, 3615 (RIN), died

 

Europa, accident

WILSON, John T, Engineman, RNPS, LT/KX 110655, killed

 

FAA, 787 Sqn, Heron, air crash

BUSH, Richard J B, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed

 

Foresight, illness

HAMILTON, Robert, Able Seaman, P/JX370539, died

 

Heron, air crash

POWER, Jeffrey W, Ty/Midshipman, RNR, killed

 

MTB.629, surface action

MARSHALL, James, Ty/Petty Officer, D/JX 135110, killed

 

RM Portsmouth Division, illness

KINGDOM, Cecil G W, Marine, PO/X 104944, died

 

Shropshire (RAN), accident

STANBURY, John W, Able Seaman, 24249 (RAN), killed

 

Woolwich, illness

DAHAN, Yaakov, Stoker 2c, Haifa/KX 594912, died

 

 

28 May 1943

 

Empire Scott, steamship, illness

PERT, William, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 239272, died

 

FAA, 810 Sqn, Blackcap, air crash

BERESFORD-JONES, Michael L, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed

 

Forward, illness

DOMMETT, Albert, Chief Petty Officer Cook, P/363831, died

 

Lanka, illness

FRANCIS, David H, Ty/Paymaster Lieutenant, RNVR, died

 

President, illness

KALLIN, Mark, Lieutenant, RNVR, died

 

South African Naval Force

LUCAS, A (initial only) W, Able Seaman, 152875 (SANF), died

 

 

29 May 1943

 

Barwick, explosion

SHAW, Robert, Able Seaman, C/JX 317227, DOW

 

Dundonald, illness

HUNT, Alfred E, Petty Officer, P/JX 165059, died

 

Europa, illness

THOMAS, Arthur L, Stoker 1c, RNPS, LT/KX 124870, died

 

FAA, 827 Sqn, Landrail, air crash

COLDWELL, Ernest W, Ty/Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed

KENNEDY, Frederick W, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed

 

Hopetarn, steamship

WOOD, William F, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), C/JX 219028, (President III, O/P), MPK

 

King George V

VARLEY, Kenneth L, Boy 1c, P/JX 246094, DOWS

 

MGB.110, ship loss

BAILEY, Hugh, Able Seaman, C/JX 182530, MPK

BURGESS, Stanley R, Signalman, C/JX 233641, MPK

FULTON, Albert E, Able Seaman, D/JX 288882, MPK

GOUGH, Thomas I, Able Seaman, P/JX 326404, killed

GRAINGER, William, Able Seaman, D/JX 212834, MPK

GROSSCURTH, David J, Able Seaman, P/JX 326793, MPK

KEEPING, Edward C, Ty/Act/Leading Seaman, C/JX 178987, MPK

RICHARDS, George D K, Lieutenant, MPK

STAGG, Arthur R, Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, killed

THOMAS, Reginald G, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 365056, MPK

WATERMAN, William, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK

 

MGB.80

BICK, Douglas T, Able Seaman, C/JX 316165, killed

 

ML.208

HOPPERTON, Sydney, Able Seaman, C/JX 192781, killed

 

MTB.649, drowning

TESTER, Kenneth A, Leading Motor Mechanic, P/MX 99259, died

 

Saunders

PETRIE, Robert, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 328746, killed

 

 

30 May 1943

 

Athene, road accident

DUNCAN, George, Able Seaman, P/JX 275847, killed

 

Edinburgh Castle, road accident

GREENING, Denham R C, Ordinary Telegraphist, D/JX 381651, killed

 

Europa, illness

MARCHESA, Cyril B, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 166635, died

 

Hasdrubal

MILES, Reginald V, Able Seaman, P/JX 217459, killed

POTTS, John, Stoker 2c, P/KX 152843, killed

 

MTB.76

HAY, Ebenezer, Chief Motor Mechanic 4c, P/MX 78537, killed

 

RM 2nd Landing Group

FORTUNE, William J, Marine, PO/X 3402, died

 

RM Infantry Training Command (ITC), Dalditch, Devon, illness

APPLEBY, William, Marine, PO/X 117876, died

 

RM Portsmouth Division, road accident

KINCH, Arthur B, Marine, PO/X 103600, killed

 

Untamed, submarine, lost

ACWORTH, Peter C G, Sub Lieutenant, killed

ARKWRIGHT, John R S, Able Seaman, P/JX 296512, killed

BALL, George H, Ty/Stoker Petty Officer, C/KX 83009, killed

BATES, Jack, Able Seaman, P/JX 248057, killed

BEARD, Robert L A S, Ty/Leading Seaman, C/SSX 20048, killed

BOTHAMS, Peter, Able Seaman, C/JX 157949, killed

BOWYER, Hugh L, Able Seaman, P/SSX 33293, killed

CHALLONER, Thomas G G, Chief Engine Room Artificer, D/MX 49479, killed

CLAYTON, Peter L, Ty/Act/Sub Lieutenant, RNR, killed

COLE, Herbert E D, Stoker 1c, D/KX 136417, killed

COOPER, Joseph F, Able Seaman, C/SSX 30887, killed

DANKS, George V, Engine Room Artificer 4c, P/MX 79014, killed

DOW, James, Telegraphist, D/JX 197814, killed

DUNCAN, John P, Lieutenant, killed

FLINN, Alfred O C, Able Seaman, P/SSX 22083, killed

FLOYD, Gordon D, Able Seaman, C/JX 153536, killed

GATES, Norman T, Act/Leading Seaman, P/JX 155381, killed

GIBSON, John J F, Able Seaman, C/JX 179395, kille

GREEN, Henry A W, Able Seaman, C/JX 203139, killed

HICKSON, William, Able Seaman, D/JX 207948, killed

HIGGINS, Geoffrey T C, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, killed

MALE, Peter, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 366078, killed

MILES, Frederick A, Act/Leading Stoker, P/KX 89365, killed

MITCHELL, Leslie C, Telegraphist, P/JX 229043, killed

NICHOL, Henry, Engine Room Artificer 4c, D/MX 74180, killed

NOLL, Gordon M, Lieutenant, killed

PENDLETON, Roy G, Stoker 2c, D/KX 145468, killed

PLAYFAIR, Peter, Act/Leading Telegraphist, C/JX 162409, killed

READ, Arthur G, Act/Leading Signalman, P/JX 147778, killed

SMITH, Leslie G, Act/Petty Officer Telegraphist, P/JX 140888, killed

SPENCER, Albert, Stoker 2c, D/KX 133120, killed

TIPPETT, Wilfred, Ty/Act/Petty Officer, D/JX 151254, killed

WALKER, Robert B, Stoker 1c, P/KX 121962, killed

WELFOOT, Clarence C, Ty/Act/Petty Officer, D/JX 126328, killed

WHEELER, Ronald, Able Seaman, RNVR, P/LDX 3427, killed

WISHART, Robert W, Ty/Act/Leading Stoker, C/KX 114973, killed

 

 

31 May 1943

 

4 Maritime Regt, RA

RILEY, Walter, Gunner, RA, 1560562, killed

 

Asbury, road accident

ENRIGHT, Marie, WRNS, WRNS 47240, killed

 

Blackcap, road accident

ALLENDER, Barbara M, WRNS, WA/WRNS 42191, killed

BULLOCK, George F, Act/Naval Airman 1c, FAA/FX 92505, killed

HOLDEN, Frederick, Act/Leading Air Mechanic (L), FAA/SFX 1286, killed

LAWTON, Dorothy J, WRNS, N/WRNS 41375, killed

MACCORMICK, Annie E, WRNS, WA/WRNS 15425, killed

SIMPSON, Joseph, Photographer, FAA/JX 209321, killed

 

Drake, illness

JAGO, Arthur C, Stoker 2c, D/KX 156854, died

 

Electra, as POW

FRIEND, Harry L, Telegraphist, C/JX 236947, died

 

Jupiter, as POW

MORGAN, John S A, Ordinary Coder, D/JX 197972, died

 

RM Portsmouth Division, illness

PRICE, Robert W, Lance Corporal, RM, PO/X 102377, died

 

X.7, midget submarine, accident

LOCKE, David H, Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK

 

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