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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 DECEMBER 1943 -  in date, ship/unit & name order


Edited by Gordon Smith, Naval-History.Net


HMS Farndale, escort destroyer (Navy Photos/George Knight, click to enlarge)

on to January 1944



(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

(2) Click for abbreviations

(3) Link to Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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




Background Events - October-December 1943

British Aegean campaign, Battle for Italy, Battles for New Guinea & Solomons, US landings on Tarawa, 'Scharnhorst' sunk in Battle of North Cape, Burma campaign




1 December 1943


Avanturine, ship loss

 BRUCE, John, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 529132, MPK

 CASTLEMAN, Leslie F, Steward, RNPS, LT/LX 28229, MPK

 CHESWORTH, Roy, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 370791, MPK

 COULL, Bert, Leading Cook, RNPS, LT/MX 87679, MPK

 CRAINE, John H, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 400597, MPK

 DOCHERTY, John, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 228183, MPK

 FARRELL, Sidney E, Telegraphist, RNPS, LT/JX 310326, MPK

 GATT, James M, Engineman, RNPS, LT/KX 125129, MPK

 GILLARD, Edward, Ty/Skipper, RNR, killed

 GULLY, Ronald A, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 402802, MPK

 JACKSON, Farrow H, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 103790, MPK

 JAPPY, Alexander, Ty/Skipper, RNR, MPK

 JOHNSON, Donald H, Ordinary Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 373364, MPK

 LAMBERT, Geoffrey M, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 372610, MPK

 MACDONALD, Angus, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 252714, MPK

 MEADS, Thomas, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 376667, MPK

 MURRAY, Alexander G, 2nd Hand, RNPS, LT/JX 117105, MPK

 OWEN, Jack, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 377537, MPK

 PARKINSON, Frederick, Ordinary Signalman, RNPS, LT/JX 571589, MPK

 PATERSON, Alexander P, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 260848, MPK

 PHILLPOTS, Edward S, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 533586, MPK

 STRINGER, Isiah, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 217864, MPK

 TINSON, George W R, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 142490, MPK

 WATSON, James, Engineman, RNPS, LT/KX 105082, MPK



 JOHNSON, Frank M, Paymaster Commander, died


FAA, 1836 Sqn, Saker, air crash

 WALLACE, John D, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNZNVR, DOI



 SANSUM, Ronald L, Able Seaman, P/JX 329456, MPK


Ferret, illness

 CRICHTON, James RMM, Commander, died



2 December 1943


3 Maritime Regt, RA, Bari explosion

 ATHERTON, John, Gunner, RA, 11423404, killed


4 Maritime Regt, RA, Bari explosion

 AISLABIE, John G, Gunner, RA, 1644431, killed

 OAKES, William H, Gunner, RA, 11267321, killed


Christa, steamship, Bari explosion

 MANSFIELD, Frederick G, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 337153, killed



 BALCOMBE, George H O, Able Seaman, C/J 64179, died


FAA, 794 Sqn, Dipper, air crash

 HAGERTY, Gerald P, Act/Petty Officer Airman, FAA/FX 88911, killed

 WHITE, Denis, Naval Airman 1c, FAA/FX 95141, killed


Fort Athabaska, steamship, Bari explosion

 BALLARD, Ernest J, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 392715, MPK

 HARVEY, Robert R, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 392733, MPK

 MCILVENNY, James A, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 397011, MPK

 READ, Sidney, Ty/Act/Leading Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 240027, MPK

 WOODGATE, Cyril W T, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), P/JX 392506, MPK



 HOLMES, James P, Able Seaman, C/JX 243181, DOWS


Lom, steamship, Bari explosion

 MOORES, Tom, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), P/JX 312953, MPK


Lwow, steamship, Bari explosion

 CROSS, Harry, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 444485, (President III, O/P), killed

 HUGHES, James, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 444516, killed


Naden (RCN)

 HICKS, Leonard O, Petty Officer Stoker, A 430 (RCNR), died


St Day, drowning

 BRYANT, James H, Petty Officer, RNR (PS), LT/X 17749 A, died


Stork (SANF)

 LOUW, Joseph, Stoker, CN 72175 (SANF), died


Testbank, steamship, Bari explosion

 COWAN, Colin, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), P/JX 261644, MPK

 DUDHILL, James H, Ty/Act/Petty Officer (DEMS), C/JX 179392, (President III, O/P), MPK

 GOSLING, Charles H, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), P/JX 398740, MPK

 LORD, Harold, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 334209, MPK

 LOUGHRAY, James S, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 333730, MPK

 SEAMAN, Ronald, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), C/JX 184915, MPK



 WEBB, Cyril H, Chief Petty Officer Cook (Pens), C/M 1887, DOWS



3 December 1943


6 Maritime Regt, RA

 KEAST, Francis J, Gunner, RA, 1523723, killed

 STANTON, James T, Gunner, RA, 1654790, killed


Circars (RIN)

 JABUL, Haq A, Deck Tendal, 73818 (RIN), died



 DEAN, William J, Able Seaman, C/JX 359643, died



 RAY, George, Chief Petty Officer (Pens), D/217709, DOWS


Patunga (RIN)

 SARAF-UD-DIN, Cook (S), 7773 (RIN), died


Penguin (RAN), illness

 DUNK, Betty McL, Stewardess, WR 1162 (WRAN), died


Princess Irene, steamship

 LUND, Francis, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), C/JX 235123, (President III, O/P), MPK


Quebec, illness

 HOWIE, Robert D, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (E), RNVR, died


Savage, lost overboard

 GREGORY, Kenneth, Able Seaman, P/JX 417710, MPK


Sumatra (Du), illness

 SCHOUTER, Cornelius, Stoker, 141182 (RNethN), died


Ukussa, illness

 PERKINS, Denis R, Ty/Sergeant, RM, CH/X 107697, died



4 December 1943


Braganza, illness

 EDWARDS, Lawrence G, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), C/JX 444986, DOWS


Garuda, road accident

 ARTHUR, William, Air Mechanic (L) 1c, FAA/FX 85847, killed


Ladava (RAN), accident

 RENNISON, Phillip A, Ordinary Seaman, S 8742 (RANR), killed



5 December 1943


Edinburgh Castle, illness

 SHOVE, Herbert W, Act/Captain, died


Fort Athabaskan, steamship

 LORKINS, Norman S A, Act/Leading Seaman (DEMS), P/JX 217523, (President III, O/P), DOWS


Pembroke IV, illness

 ROWE, William E, Able Seaman, C/J 7455, died


Perth (RAN), as POW

 BROWN, Alfred, Bandsman, 15171 (RAN), died


Rajaliya, illness

 BOFFEY, Frank, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 417592, DOWS



6 December 1943


Barunda, accident

 POULIER, Harold, Boy 2c, FC/X 206, killed


Blairemore (RCN)

 TOWNSEND, Daniel T, Warrant Engineer, RCNR, died



 MOSCROP, George, Petty Officer Cook, P/MX 48455, killed


FAA, 836 Flt Rapana, air crash

 DOUGLAS-MATHESON, Alan A, Ty/Midshipman (A), RNVR, killed

 PAIGE, Stanley A, Ty/Leading Airman, FAA/FX 86660, killed

 SMALL, William H H, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNZNVR, killed


Mallard, illness

 SLEEMAN, William T G, Leading Stoker, D/KX 76074, died


Pembroke, illness

 BLOXSOME, Alfred G, Act/Petty Officer, C/J 101741, died


Perth (RAN), as POW

 GIBBS, Athol F, Able Seaman, 24247 (RAN), died


RAF, 9th Pilot Advanced Flying Unit, air crash

 FOSTER, Alan S G, Ty/Act/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR (Jackdaw), killed


RN College Greenwich, illness

 BRANTON, Hilda, WRNS Cook, N/WRNS 61407, died



 BRIDGES, Harry L, Ordinary Signalman, D/JX 234193, died



7 December 1943


FAA, 853 Sqn, Saker, air crash

 AFFORD, Donald E, Ty/Leading Airman, FAA/FX 96366, MPK

 LILLEY, Henry H, Ty/Act/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed

 WALTERS, Geoffrey J, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


Fort Colville, steamship

 WARMINGTON, Walter E, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), P/JX 339144, (President III, O/P), DOWS



 STEWART, John, Able Seaman, RNR, P/X 20380A, died


Ramillies, illness

 EDWARDS, John E, Able Seaman, D/JX 183999, died


Rolls Royce

 SKOYLES, Gordon R, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 174700, died


Sultan, as POW

 THOMPSON, Lionel C, Corporal, RM, PLY/X 1521, (ex-Prince of Wales), died



8 December 1943


Australia (RAN), accident

 PERRY, Alexander R, Ordnance Artificer 4c, RANR, PA 2429 (RANR), killed


FAA, 860 Sqn, Gannet, air crash

 SMEATON, James, Ty/Lieutenant, RNR, killed


Nile, road accident

 WRIGHT, Albert E W, Able Seaman, C/JX 279562, killed


President III, illness

 HULM, John, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 336249, died


Rysa, Isles-class trawler, mined and sunk off Maddalena, Sardinia (These photographs are thanks to brothers Terry and Brian Kelly, whose father, Ordinary Telegraphist Terence Kelly was lost with her. Terence, aged 28, belonged to the RN Patrol Service and his name is commemorated on the Lowestoft Memorial (22 Jan 2011))

HMS Rysa in 1942

Group, probably taken by O/Tel Kelly

Crew in 1942. O/Tel Kelly is in the
1st standing row, 3rd from left

 ANDERSON, Daniel McD, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 119803, MPK

 BAILEY, William H, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, killed

 BARKER, Wilfred G, Cook, RNPS, LT/MX 83167, MPK

 BARNSTON, Stephen G J, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 259845, killed

 BRAILSFORD, Harold B, Leading Cook, RNPS, LT/MX 85792, killed

 BRENNAN, Douglas C, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 148896, killed

 COLLIS, Jack B, Petty Officer Steward, RNPS, LT/LX 27663, MPK

 COOPER, John H, Ty/Act/Lieutenant Commander, RNVR, MPK

 DAVIDSON, John T, Engineman, RNPS, LT/KX 112691, MPK

 DIBB, Oliver, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 109064, MPK

 HARPER, Gordon S, Engineman, RNR (PS), LT/X 10149 S, MPK

 HINTON, Dennis W, Telegraphist, C/JX 175814, MPK

 HOLDEN, Gordon M, Ordinary Signalman, LT/JX 269180, MPK

 KELLY, Terence Joseph (right), Ordinary Telegraphist, LT/JX 258061, MPK

 KENT, William H, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 190058, MPK

 OATES, Edmund, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 139849, MPK

 SYMMONDS, Wilfred, Ordinary Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 532939, MPK

 UPTON, Philip W, Steward, RNPS, LT/LX 28206, MPK

 WATTS, Albert A, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 133930, MPK



9 December 1943


Adyar (RIN)

 SALEH, Ajmad A R, Sukhani, 71136 (RIN), died


Eaglet, illness

 HARRIS, Barbara R, WRNS, N/WRNS 82236, died


FAA, 830 Sqn, Furious, air crash

 BROWN, James, Ty/Act/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed

 KELLY, Edward W, Ty/Leading Airman, FAA/FX 86637, MPK

 WEST, Roy D, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


Frobisher, illness

 TROKE, Donald E, Able Seaman, P/JX 212254, died


Lars Kruse, steamship

 KIDD, Stewart, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 290075, (President III, O/P), DOWS


Narbada (RIN)

 MUHAMMAD, Nawas, Petty Officer, 4373 (RIN), died


Perth (RAN), as POW

 HICKEY, John J, Act/Chief Shipwright, 18245 (RAN), died

 MACDONALD, George N A, Telegraphist, PA 1542 (RANR), died

 TRIMBLE, Robert H, Ordinary Seaman, W 1928 (RANR), died


Saker, air crash

 WALKER, Robert, Ty/Act/Leading Airman, FAA/JX 395984, killed


Tien Kwang, as POW

 WIGNALL, Francis, Able Seaman, P/JX 189108, died



10 December 1943


Antwerp, illness

 HALL, Sidney A, Leading Seaman, P/JX 252572, died


Computator, accident

 LEE, William R, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 129574, DOWS



 MILES, George A, Able Seaman, P/JX 386307, died


President, illness

 DICK, Hugh A C, Captain, died


Stadacona (RCN)

 JEFFERY, Singleton C, Leading Patrolman, A 1464 (RCNR), killed


Victory, illness

 HOLMES, Charles C, Commissioned Engineer, died



11 December 1943


Bedlington, illness

 MACIVER, Donald, 2nd Hand, RNR (PS), LT/X 7905 C, died


Braganza II, illness

 EWENCE, Reginald V, Stoker Petty Officer, P/KX 92909, died


Cuckmere, torpedoed

 BIHET, Kenneth J, Able Seaman, P/JX 358282, killed

 CLARK, Henry G, Telegraphist, P/JX 341562, killed

 CROSBY, Christopher, Coder, P/JX 356190, killed

 FAIRALL, Ebenezer J, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 402697, killed

 FLEMING, James, Able Seaman, P/JX 236750, killed

 HALL, Brian, Ordinary Signalman, P/JX 385445, killed

 HANLEY, Martin, Leading Radio Mechanic, P/MX 501012, killed

 HINMAN, James, Telegraphist, P/JX 250456, killed

 MITCHELL, Edward F, Signalman, P/JX 226258, killed

 OLDNALL, Kenneth J, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 425345, killed

 PIERCEY, Kenneth J, Ordinary Coder, P/JX 356998, killed

 QUINN, John S, Telegraphist, P/JX 358106, DOW

 RUMBELOW, Sidney G, Stoker 1c, P/KX 140597, killed

 TURNER, Kenneth J, Ordinary Telegraphist, P/JX 360605, killed

 WILLIAMSON, Arthur, Able Seaman, P/JX 236108, killed

 WRIGHT, Albert, Able Seaman, P/SSX 26423, DOW


Norlom, steamship

 ANDERSON, Robert R, Ty/Act/Leading Seaman (DEMS), C/JX 223624, (President III, O/P), DOWS


Stadacona (RCN)

 TARDIF, Henri A, Shipwright 4c, A 4070 (RCNR), died


Victory, illness

 BOWMAN, Joe W, Petty Officer Steward, P/L 37, died



12 December 1943


Castleton, illness

 HOLT, Henry, Leading Stoker, D/KX 95060, died


Cuckmere, torpedoed

 DAY, Leon M, Signalman, P/JX 269505, DOW


Dipper, illness

 HALLILEY, William G, Commander, died


FAA, 1830 Sqn, Illustrious, air crash

 FIDDES, Donald B M, Act/Lieutenant Commander, killed


Holcombe, ship loss

 ADAMS, George, Stoker Petty Officer, P/KX 84217, MPK

 ALDER, Peter, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 389652, MPK

 ALLSOPP, Harry J J, Petty Officer Cook (S), P/MX 51050, MPK

 ANDERTON, Thomas R, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 266684, MPK

 ARCHIBALD, James R, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 330098, MPK

 ATHERTON, John, Ordnance Mechanic, P/MX 98950, MPK

 AVENT, Henry, Able Seaman, P/JX 330086, MPK

 BARRON, Herbert C P, Engine Room Artificer 5c, P/MX 503567, MPK

 BECKETT, Ronald, Able Seaman, P/JX 330076, DOW

 BELL, George A, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 330102, MPK

 BLACKIE, Charles E S, Stoker 1c, P/KX 98426, MPK

 BLUNT, Austin K, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 328120, MPK

 BOUNDY, Alfred F, Leading Steward, P/LX 22921, MPK

 BRODIE, Denis P, Petty Officer, P/JX 146766, MPK

 BULLMAN, Joseph, Able Seaman, P/JX 321370, MPK

 CONLON, Stephen, Act/Leading Seaman, P/SSX 23834, MPK

 COOPER, Edgar G, Petty Officer Telegraphist, P/JX 126263, MPK

 COWBURGH, William, Stoker 1c, C/KX 139706, MPK

 COX, Stanley, Able Seaman, P/JX 275010, MPK

 CRAIG, Thomas H, Able Seaman, P/JX 330109, MPK

 CURRIE, John P, Wireman, P/MX 68648, MPK

 DAVIES, Charles E, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 307922, MPK

 DAVIS, Richard G, Able Seaman, P/J 97984, MPK

 DU FEU, Reginald J, Stoker Petty Officer, P/KX 80697, MPK

 DUFFIELD, David, Able Seaman, P/SSX 15165, MPK

 DUMBLETON, Frank, Able Seaman, P/JX 240446, MPK

 EGAN, Peter J, Act/Leading Seaman, P/JX 156941, MPK

 ELLIS, Leslie A, Chief Engine Room Artificer, P/MX 47626, MPK

 FOX, Charles, Able Seaman, C/JX 353637, MPK

 FULLER, Frederick C, Able Seaman, P/JX 330664, MPK

 GALLOP, Charles R, Leading Seaman, P/JX 130835, MPK

 GAYFER, John A, Able Seaman, P/JX 330661, MPK

 GIBSON, Albert E, Able Seaman, P/JX 235736, MPK

 HABBERFIELD, Frederick H, Canteen Manager, C/NX 1162, MPK

 HAMILTON, James P A, Act/Stoker Petty Officer, P/KX 86762, MPK

 HANSELL, Percival, Engine Room Artificer 4c, P/MX 55164, MPK

 HARRIS, Anthony G, Petty Officer, P/J 104670, MPK

 HARVEY, Robert J, Act/Leading Seaman, P/SSX 17682, MPK

 KELLAWAY, Victor E, Chief Petty Officer Stoker, P/K 63532, MPK

 LOUGHLIN, Hugh, Stoker 1c, C/KX 152571, MPK

 MACKAY, Alexander, Able Seaman, P/JX 183457, MPK

 MACLEOD, Donald, Wireman, P/MX 68014, MPK

 MALKIN, John W, Able Seaman, P/JX 163868, DOW

 MAUNDER, Hubert, Warrant Engineer, DOW

 MCDONOUGH, Michael J, Stoker 1c, P/KX 136542, MPK

 MCLERIE, Ronald J, Electrical Mechanic 5c, P/MX 98047, MPK

 MILLS, Maurice J, Petty Officer, P/J 112036, MPK

 MORGAN, Milton H, Act/Leading Seaman, P/JX 201019, MPK

 MURPHY, James, Able Seaman, P/SSX 17054, MPK

 NEWTON, David L, Petty Officer Cook (S), P/MX 54234, MPK

 OLBY, Derek M, Signalman, C/JX 170011, MPK

 OWENS, Arthur F, Stoker 1c, C/KX 103482, MPK

 PAGETT, Ivor H, Leading Seaman, P/SSX 27284, MPK

 PALMER, Eric A, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK

 PARIS, Dennis, Stoker 1c, P/KX 145304, MPK

 PEAT, Albert F, Stoker Petty Officer, P/K 61667, MPK

 PENNICOTT, Henry C W, Stoker Petty Officer, P/KX 82994, MPK

 PITT, Henry W, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 370092, MPK

 PONSFORD, Robert T, Able Seaman, P/JX 362754, MPK

 RICHARDS, Jeremiah, Canteen Assistant, C/NX 1791, MPK

 SANGER, Leslie V, Stoker 2c, P/KX 526873, MPK

 SAUL, Herbert W, Able Seaman, P/SSX 16138, MPK

 SMITH, Ernest H, Leading Sick Berth Attendant, P/MX 70843, MPK

 STARR, Edward F, Leading Seaman, P/J 32777, MPK

 TAYLOR, Percival, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 329720, MPK

 THOMAS, Lewis C, Stoker 2c, P/KX 161791, MPK

 TRENT, Eric W, Able Seaman, P/JX 171594, MPK

 TYNSKI, Albert E, Signalman, P/JX 322954, MPK

 WARWICK, William J, Engine Room Artificer 3c, P/MX 57527, MPK

 WEBB, Leslie A, Ty/Act/Stoker Petty Officer, D/K 65282, MPK

 WEST, Kenneth H, Lieutenant, MPK

 WHITEHEAD, Stanley J, Able Seaman, P/JX 321383, MPK

 WILKINSON, Thomas J, Wireman, P/JX 324601, MPK

 WOOD, Arthur W, Supply Assistant, P/MX 69899, MPK

 WOOD, Leslie F W, Leading Wireman, P/MX 78940, MPK

 WRIGHT, Norman S, Ordnance Artificer 4c, P/MX 54039, MPK


Perth (RAN), as POW

 BURLEY, Edward R G B, Able Seaman, 22380 (RAN), died


Tynedale, ship loss

 ASHBORN, Walter N, Able Seaman, C/JX 157395, MPK

 ASHWORTH, Arthur J, Ordinary Telegraphist, D/JX 271782, MPK

 BECK, Harry, Ty/Leading Cook (O), D/MX 69005, MPK

 BINNEY, David, Sub Lieutenant, killed

 BLAKE, Arthur E, Stoker 1c, D/KX 141155, MPK

 BUTLER, Jack M, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, killed

 CLARKE, Henry, Stoker 2c, D/KX 152716, MPK

 CLARKE, Kenneth, Able Seaman, P/JX 219062, MPK

 CLAYTON, Harold B, Able Seaman, D/JX 304308, MPK

 CONGREVE, John W, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, killed

 CORBOULD, Alan S, Lieutenant, killed

 CUTHBERT, Robert, Cook (S), C/MX 93888, MPK

 DALTON, Roger, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 419678, MPK

 DUGUID, William, Ordinary Coder, D/JX 356337, MPK

 ELLERKER, Gerald F, Able Seaman, D/JX 364394, MPK

 EVANS, Leonard L, Stoker Petty Officer, D/K 66346, MPK

 EVANS, William D, Cook (S), D/MX 69608, MPK

 FARR, William J, Stoker 1c, D/KX 102721, MPK

 FENWICK, Robin N, Coder, D/JX 207396, MPK

 FIELD, Edward F, Act/Leading Seaman, D/J 109605, MPK

 FORESTER, John, Ordinary Telegraphist, D/JX 341288, MPK

 GEARY, William G, Ty/Stoker Petty Officer, D/KX 84658, MPK

 GRIFFIN, Reginald E, Able Seaman, D/JX 230062, MPK

 HALKER, Gerald, Stoker 2c, D/KX 561452, MPK

 HALL, Leslie, Act/Leading Seaman, P/JX 235319, MPK

 HAMBLIN, Kenneth H T, Ty/Act/Leading Stoker, D/KX 111198, MPK

 HANCOCK, Walter, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 193763, MPK

 HANKEY, Alfred, Stoker 2c, D/KX 526683, MPK

 HARRINGTON, John A B, Able Seaman, D/SSX 13028, MPK

 HAYGARTH, Harold J, Ty/Lieutenant (E), killed

 HAYWARD, Donald C, Telegraphist, D/JX 226029, MPK

 HEATH, John R, Able Seaman, D/JX 272252, MPK

 HEBDEN, George G, Ordinary Signalman, D/JX 297023, MPK

 HEFFERMAN, Henry T, Ty/Act/Leading Seaman, D/SSX 26851, MPK

 HEWITT, Roy, Stoker 2c, D/KX 525287, MPK

 HEYCOCK, David W, Stoker 1c, D/KX 141171, MPK

 HOARE, Grenville W, Stoker 2c, D/KX 109645, MPK

 HUGHES, James, Stoker 2c, D/KX 524483, MPK

 HUNT, Frederick J, Able Seaman, D/JX 145514, MPK

 JAMES, Charles C, Steward, D/LX 24713, MPK

 JEFFRIES, Philip G, Ty/Surgeon Lieutenant, RNVR, killed

 JELKS, Arthur G, Petty Officer Steward, P/LX 23236, MPK

 JOCHAM, Hubert O, Stoker 2c, D/KX 561456, MPK

 JOHN, Clifford T, Act/Petty Officer Radio Mechanic, P/MX 101508, DOW

 JOHNS, Sydney A, Ty/Supply Petty Officer, D/MX 52753, MPK

 JONES, William H, Able Seaman, D/JX 313599, MPK

 KEIGHLEY, John, Steward, D/LX 27133, MPK

 LONGDEN, Robert W, Stoker 1c, D/KX 141176, MPK

 MAYER, Edward, Petty Officer Telegraphist, D/JX 151002, MPK

 MCGIVERN, Bernard, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 392307, MPK

 MILLS, Albert G, Stoker Petty Officer, D/KX 78179, MPK

 MOORES, James T, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 282240, MPK

 MULHOLLAND, Eric, Able Seaman, D/SSX 22893, MPK

 NEWMAN, Vaughan B, Ordinary Telegraphist, D/JX 310454, MPK

 NICHOLS, George C, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 425053, MPK

 PALMER, Sidney A, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 544858, MPK

 PARK, Thomas D, Able Seaman, D/JX 304104, MPK

 PARTRIDGE, Peter G, Writer, C/MX 124030, MPK

 PEARCE, William C, Stoker 1c, D/KX 121612, MPK

 POOLE, Henry M, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 408235, MPK

 PRATT, Kenneth J, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 543857, MPK

 PRICE, Ellis J, Leading Signalman, D/JX 157802, MPK

 PROSSER, Sydney H, Ty/Leading Seaman, D/JX 160478, MPK

 PURDY, Ralph, Ty/Act/Leading Stoker, D/SKX 19, MPK

 READ, Charles P J, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 515923, MPK

 SOTHCOTT, Stanley R, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, killed

 TAYLOR, Bertie C, Ty/Stoker Petty Officer, D/KX 83203, MPK

 TAYLOR, Dennis, Able Seaman, P/JX 234823, MPK

 TIPPER, Gerald F, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 388852, MPK

 WHOOLEY, Daniel, Ty/Act/Stoker Petty Officer, D/KX 86147, MPK

 WILLIAMS, Norman R D, Leading Steward, D/LX 22094, MPK

 WYNNE, Thomas, Stoker 1c, D/KX 126825, MPK

 YOUNG, Thomas, Stoker 1c, P/KX 81985, MPK


Versatile, illness

 COCKS, James R G, Leading Seaman, C/JX 148823, died



13 December 1943


Daisy Moller, steamship

 DILLON, Charles H, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), P/JX 314760, (President III, O/P), MPK

 PORTER, James, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 399872, (President III, O/P), MPK

 SIBSON, Joseph A, Gunner, RA, 1778614, (10 Maritime Regt, RA, O/P), killed

 WOMBWELL, John J, Bombardier, RA, 1480017, (6 Maritime Regt, RA, O/P), killed


Holcombe, ship loss

 PLEDGER, Frank W, Able Seaman, P/JX 330057, DOW

 STEAD, George A, Stoker 1c, P/KX 526881, DOW

 THOMAS, George, Able Seaman, P/J 92799, DOW

 WATERS, Joseph, Stoker 1c, P/KX 93705, DOW


Kenya, drowning

 JOHNSTON, George U, Ty/Act/Leading Seaman, D/KX 132649, DOWS


Naden (RCN)

 MARTIN, Adam McK, Engine Room Artificer 4c, V 24875 (RCNVR), died



 MARSHALL, Christopher, Stoker Petty Officer, P/K 9352, DOWS


RN Malay Section

 ABDULLAH, Bin A H, Ordinary Seaman, MN 1340 (Malay Section), killed


Saracen, as POW

 CROSBY, Victor J, Leading Telegraphist, P/J 112731, died


Victory II, illness

 ECKERMAN, John W, Canteen Assistant, C/NX 703327, died



14 December 1943


Bherunda, illness

 CUMBERLAND, Ernest H, Air Mechanic (L) 2c, FAA/FX 98775, DOWS


Collingwood, illness

 POLDEN, Alfred C, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 629460, died


Dunluce Castle, illness

 ROGERS, John R, Petty Officer Cook, RNPS, LT/MX 87601, died


FAA, 829 Sqn, Owl, air crash

 ELLIOTT, John T, Ty/Leading Airman, FAA/FX 86851, MPK

 GALL, Robert J, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNZNVR, MPK

 HATTON, Charles J, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


Holcombe, ship loss

 VICK, Richard C F, Able Seaman, P/JX 155209, DOW


LCT.651, drowning

 KIPLING, Jack, Able Seaman, D/JX 367994, MPK


Ledbury, illness

 NADAULD, Timothy G, Chief Petty Officer Stoker, P/K 60198, died


MTB.265, action on 22 November 1943

  OXLEY, Gordon D, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, DOW


Quadrant, lost overboard

 HILL, Thomas H, Able Seaman, C/JX 167867, MPK



15 December 1943



 SMITH, Frederick M, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, DOW


Ferret, illness

 SAGAR, Alfred, Ordnance Mechanician, P/MX 89501, died


Holcombe, ship loss

 NELSON, Harold L, Petty Officer, P/JX 134293, DOW


Victory, illness

 KNOWLES, Alexander, Able Seaman, P/JX 185251, died



16 December 1943


Holcombe, ship loss

 CAMPBELL, Donald R, Able Seaman, P/JX 160359, DOW

 DEACON, George E, Able Seaman, P/JX 275281, DOW


Lucifer, illness

 SIMPSON, William, Able Seaman, C/JX 162283, died


Medway, accident

 HISCOCK, Albert H, Stoker Petty Officer, P/KX 86771, killed


Prima, steamship, drowning

 DOUGHTY, Albert E, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 253819, DOWS


South African Naval Force

 HARRIS, R (initial only) H, Telegraphist, 330488 (SANF), died


Vernon, illness

 SIMMONDS, John N, Able Seaman, P/228830, died


Wanaka, steamship

 DENMAN, Hercy D, Able Seaman, PM/V 430 (RANVR), (President III, O/P), MPK

 STEVENS, Alec G, Able Seaman, H 1606 (RANR), (President III, O/P), MPK

 WARD, Hugh, Able Seaman, H 1427 (RANR), (President III, O/P), MPK



17 December 1943


Naden (RCN)

 STILNOVICH, Matthew, Motor Mechanic, FR 84 (RCNVR), died



 HAZELL, Alexander E, Ordinary Telegraphist, P/JX 389033, died


Pembroke, illness

 ADAMS, Percy E, Regulating Petty Officer, C/309603, died


Sultan, as POW

 TINCKNELL, Francis H J, Marine, PLY/X 100193, (ex-Prince of Wales), died



18 December 1943


Asbury, accident

 COSTELLO, William J, Able Seaman, D/JX 173644, killed



 O'BRIEN, Brinley J, Able Seaman, D/JX 287623, killed


Diomede, illness

 STOREY, Alfred L, Petty Officer, D/J 75229, died


Donnacona (RCN)

 SCULLY, Frank J, Commander Surgeon, RCNVR, died


FAA, 770 Sqn, Jackdaw, air crash

 DANBY, Geoffrey A, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


FAA, 770 Sqn, Merlin, air crash

 MCENTEE, Hugh, Ty/Act/Leading Airman, FAA/FX 86884, killed


Grasshopper, as POW

 ROGERS, Frederick, Leading Stoker, P/KX 87726, died


Indian Star

 SHEPPARD, Ronald, Engineman, LT/KX 101630, DOWS


Protee (Fr), ship loss

 COLLIER, Dennis R, Ty/Act/Leading Telegraphist, C/JX 158361, MPK

 DE WAEL, Adrian N, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK

 USHERWOOD, John, Act/Leading Signalman, C/JX 148824, MPK


Saker, air crash

 KINGDOM, Harold, Ty/Act/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


Thor, steamship

 CORDING, William H, Ty/Act/Leading Seaman (DEMS), C/JX 213644, (President III, O/P), MPK



 IVERS, Jack C, Stoker 2c, P/KX 597453, illness, died

 STUBBS, Christian J, Chaplain, drowning, died



19 December 1943


4 Maritime Regt, RA

 LOCKEY, Edward C, Gunner, RA, 5630723, killed



 HICKS, Gordon C, Ty/Act/Leading Airman, FAA/FX 95843, air crash, killed

 KING, Fred N, Air Mechanic (A) 1c, FAA/FX 94231, road accident, killed


FAA, 759 Sqn, Heron, air crash

 CHARLTON, Basil J, Ty/Midshipman (A), RNVR, killed


FAA, 881 Sqn, Pursuer, air crash

 NEWMAN, Dennis C, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


Helford, Cornwall (location), Leading Naval Officer

 WARRINGTON-SMITH, Herbert, Lieutenant, RNVR, died



 WHITFIELD, Ernest C, Engineman, RNPS, LT/KX 117034, DOWS


Nile, illness

 WEST, Geoffrey W, Ty/Act/Lieutenant Commander, RNR, died



 BEBBINGTON, Frank, Stoker Petty Officer, P/K 30785, died


South African Naval Force

 NICHOLLS, John, Yeoman of Signals, 66824 V (SANF), died


Tartarin, illness

 SOUTHCOMBE, Clifford S, Ty/Act/Lieutenant Commander, RNR, died



20 December 1943


Adamant, drowning

 TAYLOR, Charles H, Stoker 1c, C/KX 152886, died


Calliope, illness

 SMITH, James W, Stoker Petty Officer, R/KX 100754, died


Canada, road accident

 JONES, Eric E, Air Mechanic (A) 1c, FAA/FX 94193, killed


FAA, 747 Sqn, Nightjar, air crash

 BUTTERY, Dennis, Ty/Act/Leading Airman, FAA/FX 86846, killed

 HOPEWELL, Gordon F, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed

 YOUNG, William H R, Ty/Act/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


Generton, steamship

 PLANT, Kenneth W, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), P/JX 552736, (President III, O/P), DOWS


Indefatigable, drowning

 MCLAREN, Charles, Engine Room Artificer 5c, P/MX 117771, died


Obdurate, drowning

 BLAKE, Cyril L, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 422173, MPK



 STONE, Arthur C, Leading Sick Berth Attendant, C/MX 61439, died


Perth (RAN), as POW

 TALBOT, Cyril B, Leading Seaman, RAN, 18541, died


President III

 INGE, Charles A, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), C/JX 312456, accident, DOWS


RM 42 Commando, illness

 BROWN, John H, Marine, EX/3617, died


Southern Prince

 SCREETON, Leonard M, Ty/Act/Lieutenant Commander, RNVR, died


Stadacona (RCN)

 ROBERTSON, Robert M, Ordinary Seaman, V 7831 (RCNVR), died



21 December 1943


Arbella, drowning

 FRANCE, William, Stoker 2c, P/KX 526294, DOWS


Chasseur 5, ship loss

 CAVE, Alan B, Signalman, RNVR, P/SD/X 1347, MPK

 GOODALL, Sydney H, Telegraphist, P/JX 224801, MPK

 HASLAM, Fraser J, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, killed


Empire Maccabe, steamship, lost overboard

 GRAY, John K, Leading Radio Mechanic, P/MX 634388, (President III, O/P), MPK


Norhauk, steamship

 OSGOTHORPE, William, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 255751, (President III, O/P), MPK


Pembroke, illness

 LEITCH, Arthur, Able Seaman, C/J 53758, died


Royal Navy

 LYDDY, S (initial only) P, Able Seaman, 582 (Burma RNVR), killed


Saker, road accident

 BUTLER, William T, Petty Officer, C/J 100911, killed


Stella Canopus, drowning

 JONES, David, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 243113, DOWS


Valkyrie, illness

 THOMSON, John R, Petty Officer Telegraphist, C/213744, died


Woolwich, illness

 NEWBERY, Norman H, Ordnance Artificer 3c, C/MX 53557, died



22 December 1943


BV.42, boom vessel, ship loss

 BIDMEAD, William F, Able Seaman, RFR, P/J 101504, killed

 BLENCOWE, John T, Able Seaman, P/SSX 32128, DOW

 CALLAGHAN, Charles, Leading Seaman, RNVR, P/UD/X 1359, killed

 CONNOR, Alfred, Able Seaman, P/JX 145910, killed

 MACPHAIL, Malcolm, Seaman, RNR, P/X 9363 B, killed

 RICKETTS, Charles E J, Able Seaman, RFR, P/J 107669, killed

 SMITH, Henry W, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 517612, killed


Dalhousie (RIN)

 JACOB, K (initial only) C, Ordinary Seaman, 19300 (RIN), died


Flint Castle

 MURT, Edward, Able Seaman, D/JX 356121, killed


King George V

 HARRIS, George H, Able Seaman, P/JX 37542, DOWS



 BRATLEY, Donald B, Telegraphist, P/JX 259088, DOWS



 SPEAKMAN, Richard, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 379847, DOWS


Sultan, as POW

 FORSTER, Stanley A, Able Seaman, D/JX 184645, (ex-Prince of Wales), died



23 December 1943


Bacchante, illness

 SIMPSON, William J, Chief Petty Officer, P/231421, died



 WILKINSON, James D, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 564196, illness, died

 WOOD, Reginald J, Stoker 1c, 5270 (RNZN), died


LST(C).19, tank landing ship, carrier

 EASTHAM, Samuel, Able Seaman, C/JX 255253, DOWS



 GALBREATH, Ian B, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, killed


MTB.700, surface action

 ABERNETHY, John H, Able Seaman, D/JX 184777, killed

 ROBINSON, Joseph, Able Seaman, P/JX 313912, killed

 YATES, Stanley N, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 424218, killed


Osborne, illness

 OVERETT, Alfred C, Able Seaman, D/J 33792, died


Portzic, accident

 PRESCOTT, John, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 287316, DOWS


Relentless, illness

 BOOTH, Frederick J, Able Seaman, C/J 44464, died


Shrapnel, illness

 GIBB, James G, Ordinary Telegraphist, C/JX 614699, died


Stadacona (RCN)

 SMITH, Frank E, Lieutenant Skipper, RCNR, died



24 December 1943


4 Maritime Regt, RA

 WEIGHTMAN, Joseph H, Gunner, RA, 4980052, killed


Dumana, steamship

 DAVEY, Jack, Ty/Act/Petty Officer (DEMS), C/JX 186835, (President III, O/P), MPK


FAA, 759 Sqn, Heron, air crash

 STEELE, Thomas D, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed



 GOLDIE, Thomas A, Engine Room Mechanic 5c, C/MX 118882, DOWS


Hurricane, torpedoed

 FERRIE, Hugh, Stoker 1c, C/KX 102729, killed

 PANNIFER, Henry E, Able Seaman, C/J 113484, MPK

 POINTEZ, Henry J, Cook (O), C/MX 121670, DOW

 WEBB, James H, Able Seaman, C/JX 373677, MPK

 WOODLEY, Alfred L, Ty/Act/Leading Seaman, C/JX 125146, killed


Kongoni, illness

 MACLEOD, Angus, Chief Petty Officer, C/J 89980, died



 YOUNG, Stanley, Able Seaman, C/JX 354720, DOWS


Pembroke, road accident

 ABRAMS, William, Chief Petty Officer Stoker, P/J 108293, killed


Victory, illness

 KNIGHT, Frank L K, Stoker Petty Officer, P/K 59787, died



25 December 1943


Drake, road accident

 FOALE, George S, Officer's Cook 1c, D/L 13278, DOWS


Hyderabad, drowning

 CHRISTIE, Robert S, Able Seaman, RNVR, P/UD/X 1288, DOWS


Kingston Beryl, ship loss

 BAKER, Alan W J, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK

 BLUNT, James, Assistant Cook, RNPS, LT/MX 533769, MPK

 BLYTH, James F, Engineman, RNR (PS), LT/X 10313 S, MPK

 BOGGIS, John F, Leading Steward, RNPS, LT/LX 30104, MPK

 BURROWS, Leslie, Ordinary Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 534098, MPK

 DELL, Dennis W, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 436327, MPK

 ELDRIDGE, Jack W H, Cook, RNPS, LT/MX 94750, MPK

 ELSON, Granville G, Ordinary Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 437381, MPK

 FOY, John, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 103627, MPK

 GARBUTT, Robert S, Engineman, RNPS, LT/KX 106785, MPK

 GRAINGER, Wallis M, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 317127, MPK

 GRANT, Leonard, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 180103, MPK

 GRIFFITHS, William T, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 203806, MPK

 HARRIS, Ralph B, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK

 HENDERSON, Adam S, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 400013, MPK

 HOPEWELL, George H, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 380596, MPK

 LEWIS, Benjamin, Ordinary Telegraphist, LT/JX 428399, MPK

 MACLEOD, Malcolm, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 192159, MPK

 MARTIN, Alexander, Seaman, RNR (PS, LT/X 10894 B, MPK

 MCINTOSH, John R, Able Seaman,  P/JX 375144, MPK

 NEAVE, Harry, Telegraphist, RNV(W)R, D/WRX 1129, MPK

 NUTBEAM, James F, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 166742, MPK

 PATTERSON, Alexander W, 2nd Hand, RNR (PS), LT/X 20270 A, MPK

 POOL, William, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 110600, MPK

 POTTER, William G, Assistant Steward, RNPS, LT/LX 28289, MPK

 PYNE, George E, Leading Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 242548, MPK

 QUINN, Andrew, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 151106, MPK

 TALBOT, John G, Signalman, RNPS, LT/JX 340608, MPK


ML.366, drowning

 BLOUNT, Alan L, Act/Able Seaman, C/JX 316751, DOWS



 YARWOOD, Thomas E, Able Seaman, D/SSX 14625, died


Mosquito, drowning

 MCNEIL, Patrick, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 279541, DOWS



 TALLON, Edward W J, Leading Steward, P/L 9076, died


President III

 VEASEY, John, Able Seaman, P/JX 249088, died



 ROSE, Francis B, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 520184, died



 MASTERSON, James, Stoker 1c, D/KX 15611, died



26 December 1943


Asian, steamship

 CRAVEN, William, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), C/JX 268206, (President III, O/P), MPK

 HICKEY, John T, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), P/JX 392426, (President III, O/P), MPK

 RATCLIFFE, Thomas A, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), C/JX 398501, (President III, O/P), MPK



 HIBBERD, Douglas J, Marine, PO/X 115115, Inverness, MPK

 KNOWLES, John, Marine, CH/X 111390, drowning, killed

 LEIVESLEY, James, Marine, PLY/X 104576, MPK

 THOMPSON, Sydney, Marine, PLY/X 106086, MPK


Glenearn, explosion

 LAKE, William, Marine, CH/X 111375, killed


Grebe, road accident

 MCLEOD, Donald, Marine, CH/X 3286, killed



 BRADLEY, Reginald C H, Able Seaman, NAP R 175198, killed



 COLE, Kenneth, Joiner 5c, D/MX 509730, killed


Norfolk (right - NavyPhotos), surface action

 HARRIS, John C, Leading Stoker, D/K 63479, killed

 KIDDLE, Douglas W, Mechanician 2c, D/KX 90838, killed

 MICHELL, John S, Ty/Leading Stoker, D/KX 82373, killed

 NIGHTINGALE, Philip R, Chief Petty Officer, D/MX 55194, killed

 PARINI, Charles E, Warrant Mechanician, killed

 SQUIRE, Leslie, Petty Officer, D/JX 126429, killed

 TOZER, Harold W H, Act/Chief Engine Room Artificer, D/MX 49612, killed


Patroller, accident

 ASHTON, Edward, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 565396, DOWS


RAF, 151 Sqn, air crash

 HOOLEY, Thomas A M, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed

 MADELEY, Silas J R, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


Saumarez, surface action

 BELLERBY, Alexander, Able Seaman, D/SSX 30052, killed

 BOWMAN, Sidney M, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 418521, killed

 GRIFFITHS, Thomas C W, Ty/Act/Petty Officer, D/JX 142688, killed

 HALL, Bernard G, Ty/Act/Leading Seaman, D/JX 255202, DOW

 HUNTER, Kenneth, Ty/Leading Seaman, D/JX 135608, killed

 HURLEY, Thomas N, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 368249, killed

 MCCALL, Leonard, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 398690, killed

 MILLER, Douglas, Able Seaman, D/JX 253884, killed

 PICKEN, Robert, Act/Petty Officer Radio Mechanic, P/MX 46325, killed

 ROWSON, John P, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 422984, killed

 THORPE, Samuel J, Sub Lieutenant, killed


Scorpion, lost overboard

 ANDERSON, James M S, Able Seaman, D/JX 365016, MPK



27 December 1943


Acute, accident

 CURRY, Robert, Stoker 1c, P/K 57408, killed


Black Prince, drowning

 HARDY, Alfred B, Able Seaman, D/J 108610, MPK


Penguin (RAN), illness

 HEBSON, Maude V, Petty Officer Cook, WR 37 (WRAN), died


Perth (RAN), as POW

 DOUGLAS, Vincent J, Able Seaman, B 2917 (RANR), died


Wayfarer, steamship

 SURGETT, John H, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), C/JX 391098, (President III, O/P), DOWS



28 December 1943



 NEADES, David E, Leading Stoker, D/KX 108598, died


Edinburgh Castle

 FRASER, H (initial only), Petty Officer, SL/F 24 (Sierra Leone NVF), killed


Glasgow, surface action

 ANDREWS, Roy W, Ordnance Mechanic 5c, P/MX 98870, killed

 SMITH, John, Able Seaman, P/JX 162953, killed


Gosling, illness

 LAMBERT, Walter G R, Chief Petty Officer, P/237997, died



 UPSON, Basil J, Ty/Sick Berth Petty Officer, C/MX 53646, DOWS


Leeward, drowning

 COLLARD, Herbert S, Engineman, RNPS, LT/KX 119717, died



 SPRATT, George, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 209112, DOWS


MNBDO II, illness

 HARRISON, Harry, Marine, EX/2156, died


Sultan, as POW

 TURNER, Abraham, Chief Petty Officer Stoker, P/KX 43828, died


Upstart, road accident

 EARLEY, Stanley J, Engine Room Artificer 3c, D/MX 74987, killed



29 December 1943


Aldic, lost overboard

 CHAPPELL, Charles M, Ordinary Signalman, LT/JX 228688, MPK


Brantford (RCN)

 DELORIMIER, Antoine E E, Stoker 1c, V 4611 (RCNVR), killed



 MALCOLM, John, Telegraphist, C/JX 341512, died


Lewes, illness

 TAYLOR, Edward F, Mechanician 1c, C/KX 79114, died


Norfolk, surface action

 LYNCH, William, Chief Petty Officer Stoker, D/K 62876, DOW


President III, illness

 GOVE, Frederick, Act/Sergeant, RM, PLY/22764, died


Proserpine, accident

 BIRCHALL, John H, Marine, CH/X 105854, DOWS


Ripley, lost overboard

 EARL, Frederick W, Able Seaman, P/JX 322018, DOWS



30 December 1943



 WESTBROOK, Walter H, Marine, PO/14405, died


Moreton, accident

 WALKER, Bertie J, Constable, Naval Dockyard Police, 667, killed


Sultan, as POW

 HARRIS, Wilfred, Stoker 1c, D/KX 95750, (ex-Prince of Wales), died


Vindex, lost overboard

 HUMPHRIES, Stanley P, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 517570, DOWS



31 December 1943



 FAIRHURST, Alfred H, Act/Engine Room Artificer 4c, P/MX 88713, died



 WILSON, Harold E, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, died


Clacton, ship loss

 BEAN, John C, Stoker Petty Officer, C/KX 79458, MPK

 BROOKS, James, Act/Stoker Petty Officer, P/KX 78942, MPK

 BROWN, Eric, Steward, D/LX 29194, MPK

 BUBB, Terence I, Telegraphist, D/JX 309684, MPK

 BURDON, Edward, Engine Room Artificer 4c, P/MX 72813, MPK

 BURFORD, Samson, Stoker Petty Officer (Pens), C/K 56475, MPK

 BURTON, Walter, Stoker 2c, P/KX 527382, MPK

 CHAPMAN, Sidney H, Petty Officer, RFR, C/JX 170485, MPK

 CROSS, Myles C, Ty/Py/Surgeon Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK

 DOYLE, Matthew, Stoker 1c, C/KX 104439, MPK

 DRANE, George F, Stoker 1c, C/KX 101160, killed

 FOLEY, James M, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK

 GARDENER, John S, Stoker 1c, C/KX 117596, MPK

 HALL, William H, Able Seaman, D/JX 149269, MPK

 JARDINE, Aubrey, Leading Seaman, D/SSX 27749, MPK

 JONES, Alexander, Stoker Petty Officer, RFR, C/K 64297, MPK

 LEWIN, Thomas R, Ordinary Coder, P/JX 578845, MPK

 LOCK, Thomas W, Able Seaman, P/J 96551, MPK

 LYNN, George S, Leading Cook (O), P/MX 84446, MPK

 MARTIN, Robert A, Ty/Ty/Act/Chief Engine Room Artificer, C/MX 48901, MPK

 MILLER, John H W, Chief Engine Room Artificer, C/MX 45638, MPK

 MORRISH, William A, Yeoman of Signals, D/JX 134243, MPK

 MURPHY, John W, Stoker Petty Officer, C/KX 77981, MPK

 OSTELL, Wilfred, Steward, C/LX 30702, MPK

 PAVELEY, Henry J, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK

 SHARP, Harry A, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 552307, MPK

 SHEEHAN, Thomas G H, Able Seaman, C/JX 236515, MPK

 SHEPHERD, William J, Stoker 1c, D/KX 102704, MPK

 TOBIN, Peter M, Ty/Supply Petty Officer, C/MX 58650, MPK

 VICKERY, Clyde C W, Stoker 1c (Pens), C/K 64946, MPK

 WICKS, Henry J, Ty/Act/Leading Seaman, C/JX 161562, MPK

 WOODS, Graham A, Stoker 2c, P/KX 179816, MPK

 WRIGHT, William E, Able Seaman, C/SSX 23501, MPK


Fraserburgh, drowning

 BLAIR, Robert W, Act/Joiner 4c, C/MX 118398, DOWS


Grasshopper, illness

 BEST, Edwin, Act/Steward, P/LX 611519, died


Kestrel, road accident

 HARE, Elinora, Leading WRNS, N/WRNS 45376, killed

 RING, Daniel, Marine, CH/X 112824, killed

 RING, William, Marine, PO/X 105497, killed


LCT.750, drowning

 GRIFFITH, Robert M, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 390408, died



 PEARCE, Charlie, Stoker 1c, P/KX 158546, killed

 PLENDERLEITH, Raymond J, Electrical Mechanic 5c, C/MX 85989, killed



 STRONG, Bruce A, Leading Motor Mechanic, P/MX 117912, killed


RM 2nd Coastal Artillery Regt, at Augusta

 CANT, Frank, Marine, PLY/X 101759, killed

 DADSWELL, Charles F, Marine, CH/X 101943, DOWS

 DENNY, Leslie C, Ty/Corporal, RM, PO/X 3922, killed

 DOUGLAS, Andrew B, Ty/Corporal, RM, CH/X 101945, DOWS

 ENGLAND, Albert E, Marine, PLY/X 105057, killed

 MILBOURNE, Raymond P, Ty/Quartermaster Sergeant, RM, CH/X 314, killed

 MOSS, Harry, Marine, PLY/X 101763, killed

 OXBURY, Henry G, Marine, PO/X 113192, killed

 PERRY, Leslie J, Marine, PLY/X 105090, killed



 BARTON, William P H, Marine, CH/X 105044, killed

 GREEN, Thomas G, Marine, CH/X 101950, killed

 JOHNSON, William, Marine, CH/X 111689, killed


Sutlej (RIN)

 FAQIR, Muhammad K, Able Seaman, 11962 (RIN), died


Tyne, illness

 KITE, Charles H, Able Seaman, C/JX 402787, died  


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