Naval History Homepage and Site Search



1945-2008 - Casualty Lists of the Royal Navy and Dominion Navies
Researched & compiled by Don Kindell


JULY-DECEMBER 1947 - in date, ship/unit & name order

HMS Sussex, heavy cruiser (Navy Photos, click to enlarge)

on to 1948



(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) Click for lists by Name in the Casualties Homepage




(for ship information, go to Naval History Homepage and type name in Site Search)



Tuesday, 1 July 1947



 POTTER, Albert E, Able Seaman, C/J 89831, died


St Angelo, illness

 XERRI, Loreto, Steward, E/LX 608333, died



Wednesday, 2 July 1947



 CLARK, William, Engineman, RNPS, LT/KX 110488, illness, died

 SWEENEY, William, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 352571, died


RM Plymouth Division

 WHITTINGTON, William E, Company Sergeant Major, RM, PLY/22397, died



Thursday, 3 July 1947



 BACK, Herbert J, Commissioned Engineer, died



Friday, 4 July 1947


RM Chatham Division

 MUNDEN, Arthur C F, Marine, CH/X 109993, died



 YOUNG, James, Able Seaman, C/JX 128232, killed



Saturday, 5 July 1947


Naden (RCN)

 STEVENS, Cooks N G, Chief Petty Officer, 40565 (RCN), died


Royal Navy

 MCEVOY, Patrick A, Petty Officer, D/229316, died



Sunday, 6 July 1947


St Angelo, illness

 RICHARDSON, Murray L, Captain, RM, died



Monday, 7 July 1947


Royal Navy

 YOUNG, John, Able Seaman, P/JX 307336, died



Tuesday, 8 July 1947


Cornwallis (RCN)

 GRUNDY, Florrie, WRNS Petty Officer, W/4017 (WRCNS), died


Royal Naval Reserve

 RIDGE, William, Leading Seaman, RNR, D/X 7322 C, died


Vernon II, drowning

 KING, Arthur G, Leading Seaman, P/JX 246063, died



Wednesday, 9 July 1947


Drake, illness

 KAHN, Alan F, Midshipman (E), died



 POWELL, Jack, Chief Petty Officer, RNPS, LT/JX 400475, died


Pembroke, illness

 WELLS, George T, Able Seaman, C/JX 289229, died


Raleigh, illness

 MADDERN, Mary E, Leading WRNS, PLY/WRNS 37498, died



 ROBERTS, Herbert J, Petty Officer Stoker, C/K 61603, died



Thursday, 10 July 1947


Royal Arthur

 ROTHERHAM, Eustace, Captain, died



 WALKER, Samuel T, Able Seaman, P/JX 174144, died



Friday, 11 July 1947


Bermuda, illness

 TAYLOR, Geoffrey B, Stoker 1c, D/KX 764167, died


Berwick, illness

 WAKELEY, Norman, Stoker 1c, P/KX 599207, died


Fulmar, road accident

 SMITH, George P, Sick Berth Attendant, C/MX 786998, died


Stadacona (RCN)

 RANDALL, Earl K, Sick Berth Petty Officer, 40422 (RCN), died



Saturday, 12 July 1947


Phoebe, illness

 SINCLAIR, Ian, Able Seaman, C/JX 581566, died


Royal Navy

 IRONS, Charles D, Petty Officer, C/SX 52, died



Monday, 14 July 1947



 ALLIOTT, Benjamin, Leading Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 173230, died



Tuesday, 15 July 1947


FAA, 766 Sqn, Fulmar, air crash

 LEWIN, Cyril F, Lieutenant, MPK



Wednesday, 16 July 1947


Drake, illness

 BROOKBANKS, Alfred W, Chief Petty Officer, D/J 107093, died



 PRITCHARD, Kenneth D, Electrical Artificer 5c, C/MX 118018, died (presumably long term illness or injuries)


Micmac (RCN), destroyer, collision with SS Yarmouth County in Sambro Channel off Nova Scotia

 ACTON, Joseph W J, Leading Seaman, 4458 (RCN), killed

 APPLEYARD, Richard A, Ordinary Seaman, 5734 H (RCN), killed

 CARTER, Robert H, Ordinary Seaman, H/6031 (RCN), killed

 GAGNE, Gerald L, Leading Seaman, H/4146 (RCN), killed

 GOODLAD, Thomas A A, Able Seaman, H/5316 (RCN), killed

 MANSON, Donald S, Ordinary Seaman, H/6060 (RCN), killed

 MARTEL, Joseph G B, Able Seaman, H/6172 (RCN), killed

 MILLER, Lorne H, Able Seaman, V/32747 (RCNVR), died

 STEPHEN, Samuel S, Able Seaman, 4075 (RCN), killed

 WARD, Howard H, Leading Seaman, 3958 H (RCN), killed



 MILES, George A C, Chief Yeoman of Signals, C/527174, died


Woolwich, accident

 MABEN, Dermot E, Shipwright 5c, D/MX 90503, killed



Thursday, 17 July 1947


President, air crash

 CLIFFORD, Michael G W, Lieutenant Commander (A), killed


RCN Air Section, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

 GALBRAITH, Robert M, Lieutenant, RCNR, MPK

 LAMON, John M, Lieutenant, RCN, MPK


Royal Navy

 CHAPMAN, Leslie G L, Petty Officer, C/JX 128395, died


Venture (RCN)

 HILLS, William S, Chief Petty Officer, V/27013 (RCNVR), died


Victory, accident

 ROBINSON, Clive L, Chief Petty Officer Stores, P/MX 55649, died



Friday, 18 July 1947


Royal Navy

 TATUM, Leslie M, Ordinary Signalman, C/JX 196502, died



Saturday, 19 July 1947


Burma RNVR

 MG, Kyin G, Stoker, 1494 (Burma RNVR), MPK

 TUN, Shein, Stoker, 2067 (Burma RNVR), MPK



 BARRY, John P, Leading Signalman, D/J 112282, illness, died

 WILLIAMS, Alfred E, Stoker 2c, D/KX 108797, died



Sunday, 20 July 1947



FAA, 812 Sqn, air crash

 HEARLE, Nathaniel M, Lieutenant Commander, MPK

 LOVATT, William, Chief Petty Officer (Airman), L/FX 82396, MPK

 SELLERS, Kenneth A, Lieutenant (A), MPK

 WALKER, Raymond T, Lieutenant, MPK

Deck accident

 TIMMONS, Alfred E A, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 790864, killed


Glory, air crash

 SADLER, Terence, Air Mechanic (A) 1c, L/FX 781817, killed


Pembroke, illness

 MERRILLS, Frank, Lieutenant (S), RNVR, died 



Tuesday, 22 July 1947



 BAYLISS, Marjorie L, WRNS, 6676, died


FAA, 827 Sqn, Triumph, air crash

 ROSOMAN, Charles R, Lieutenant, killed


RM School of Music, road accident

 WALKER, Cyril, Marine, PO/X 5045, died


Royal Navy

 HAMBLING, Reginald, Petty Officer, P/J 2125, died



Wednesday, 23 July 1947


Drake II

 DUGGAN, Royston R, Stores Assistant, D/MX 738579, died


Pembroke, illness

 JEGGO, Royston, Ty/Lieutenant (E), RNVR, died



 KANE, Hugh, Leading Cook, C/MX 110041, died



Thursday, 24 July 1947


Royal Navy

 HARTRIDGE, Harry B, Able Seaman, C/JX 158844, died



Friday, 25 July 1947



 HOOD, Arthur E, Wireman, D/MX 575407, died



 PLATT, Frank, Engine Room Artificer 3c, D/MX 60255, died


Royal Navy

 RUDLAND, Walter E, Chief Stoker, P/KX 161897, died


Slinger, drowning

 GREENING, Frederick D J, Leading Wireman, D/MX 728319, died



Saturday, 26 July 1947



 GREGORY, Joseph J, Petty Officer, P/J 90288, died


Royal Navy

 GIBBS, Christopher E I, Lieutenant Commander, died



Sunday, 27 July 1947


RM Beckleigh, illness

 MIDDLETON, Albert A, Marine, PO/X 125275, died



Monday, 28 July 1947



 SMITH, William H, Stoker Mechanic, P/KX 165116, killed



 EVANS, William, Stoker Mechanic, C/KX 597033, MPK



Tuesday, 29 July 1947



 KERLE, Reginald F, Able Seaman, D/J 40392, died



 BROOKS, Sidney E, Leading Writer, C/MX 122523, died


Royal Navy

 DODD, Frederick, Able Seaman, C/JX 290676, died



 HOBSON, Edward A, Lieutenant, died



Wednesday, 30 July 1947



 CULLEN, John G, Stoker 1c, D/KX 141372, died



Thursday, 31 July 1947


Fame, road accident

 DUGGAN, Martin, Stoker Mechanic, D/KX 737152, killed



Friday, 1 August 1947


Goldfinch, illness

 JEFFERY, Raymond E, Able Seaman, C/JX 730510, died



 JOHNSON, Richard E, Petty Officer Stoker, P/364621, died



Saturday, 2 August 1947



 MORAN, Daniel R, Leading Stoker, C/KX 83733, died


RM Band

 GEAPPEN, John A, Musician, RMB/X 903, died



Sunday, 3 August 1947



 RUSHTON, John H F, Shipwright 3c, C/MX 58485, died


FAA, 804 Sqn, Theseus, illness

 MYLES, George W, Lieutenant, died


Raleigh, illness

 KELLY, Wilfred G, Leading Stoker Mechanic, D/KX 97495, died


Victory, illness

 MARCHMENT, William H G, Chief Joiner, P/M 1776, died



Monday, 4 August 1947


Falcon, illness

 JANAWAY, William R, Supply Assistant, P/MX 798654, died


Heron, road accident

 SHANKS, Leslie, Petty Officer Air Mechanic (E), L/FX 80056, died


Pembroke II, illness

 JOHNSON, Victor S, Electrical Artificer 3c, C/MX 55242 (ex-Vengeance), died


RN Hospital Haslar, drowning

 KIDD, William D, Sick Berth Attendant, P/MX 773845, died



 GODDARD, Ronald, Petty Officer, P/J 112825, died


Wild Goose, drowning

 REA, Sidney, Able Seaman, C/J 113393, died



Tuesday, 5 August 1947


Victory IV, illness

 HARMAN, William R S, Captain, died



Wednesday, 6 August 1947


Aurora, illness

 WILMOT, William J J, Petty Officer Stoker Mechanic, P/KX 93764, died



 SPENCER, Joseph, Leading Seaman, P/JX 801593, died


Duke of York, drowning

 WOOD, Benjamin T, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 800505, died


RM Chatham Division

 ALEXANDER, Hubert W, Sergeant, RM, CH/X 109874, died


Theseus, deck accident

 DALY, Glyn, Air Mechanic 1c, L/FX 684324, killed



Thursday, 7 August 1947


RM Chatham Division

 COBB, John C, Sergeant, RM, CH/17030, died



Friday, 8 August 1947



 ABBOTT, George, Able Seaman, C/JX 130562, died



Saturday, 9 August 1947


Magpie, illness

 MUNFORD, Roy, Leading Stoker Mechanic, P/KX 738119, died



 FREEMAN, John T, Chief Petty Officer Cook, C/MX 52475, died


Suvla, accident

 GIBSON, Walter, Stoker Petty Officer Mechanic, P/KX 79585, killed


Venerable, drowning

 KINGSTON, Richard, Leading Stoker Mechanic, D/KX 93316, died



Sunday, 10 August 1947



 SMART, Donald W, Able Seaman, C/JX 167504, died



 SEATON, Frank, Able Seaman, D/JX 150129, died



 KELLOW, William J W, Able Seaman, D/JX 136688, died


RM Deal, drowning

 EDWARDS, William S, Marine, CH/X 5191, died



Monday, 11 August 1947


Donnacona (RCN)

 THIBODEAU, Joseph E, Pilot Officer, 51454 H (RCN), died



 WALDOCK, John J, Chief Petty Officer, D/232781, died



Tuesday, 12 August 1947



 BAGGOTT, George M, Petty Officer Stoker, P/KX 86520, died


Royal Naval Patrol Service

 DONNELLY, Patrick, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 301814, died



Wednesday, 13 August 1947


Howe, illness

 SELLS, Albert R, Marine, PO/X 126286, died


Royal Navy

 DALY, George A, Leading Stoker, D/KX 87938, died



Thursday, 14 August 1947


Drake, illness

 MCKENZIE, William A C, Able Seaman, D/JX 336108, died


LCT.4042, illness

 BROAD, Theodore L, Leading Seaman, P/JX 161868, died


Sanderling, illness

 OWEN, Thomas, Air Mechanic 2c, L/FX 800850, died



Friday, 15 August 1947



 CALVERT, Albert, Petty Officer, P/J 38801, died


RM School of Music, accident

 RADFORD, Percy W, Marine, PLY/X 116377, died


Royal Navy

 EASTABROOK, Richard J, Leading Coder, C/JX 293567, died



Saturday, 16 August 1947


NSU(E).119 (type of unit not known), illness

 SAMSUM, Leslie G A, Able Seaman, C/JX 699557, died



Sunday, 17 August 1947


Drake, illness

 KEMPE, John K, Leading Patrolman, D/MX 75135, died


Pembroke, illness

 ADAMSON, John W, Leading Telegraphist, C/JX 161228, died


Vengeance, illness

 HUTCHINSON, Ronald W, Steward, C/LX 782280, died



Monday, 18 August 1947


Drake, illness

 WILSON, Joan M W, Leading WRNS, 57610 (WRNS), died


Pembroke, illness

 PAYNE-CAVIL, Cyril J, Ordinary Telegraphist, C/SSX 771533, died


South African Naval Force

 THOMPSON, J (initial only) R, Stoker, 330669 (SANF), died



 BENNETT, Alan H, Lieutenant (E), died



Tuesday, 19 August 1947


FAA, 782 Sqn, Merlin, drowning

 BECKTON, John A H, Lieutenant (A), MPK


St Angelo, illness

 MORGAN, Herbert J, Chief Petty Officer Stores, C/MX 768994, died


Triumph, accident

 DEACKES, Ronald A, Ordinary Seaman, C/SSX 789075, killed



Wednesday, 20 August 1947


Royal Navy

 LYON, Sir George H D'O, Admiral, Rtd, died


Victory IV

 THOMAS, Mervyn S, Captain, killed


Yeoman, illness

 TWEEDY, Benjamin C A, Commander, died



Thursday, 21 August 1947


FAA, 766 Sqn, Fulmar, air crash

 SMITHERINGALE, Eric, Lieutenant (A), killed


Royal Navy

 DARBYSHIRE, Ernest, Stoker 1c, D/KX 138999, died



Friday, 22 August 1947



 RUDALL, John J, Able Seaman, D/JX 140494, died



Saturday, 23 August 1947


Royal Navy

 MCMULLEN, Thomas, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 522958, died



Sunday, 24 August 1947


Challenger, accident

 WESTBROOK, Bernard P, Stoker Mechanic, P/KX 780062, died


Drake, illness

 WHITE, Ronald, Stoker Petty Officer Mechanic, D/KX 90849, died


Merlin, accident

 BECTON, John A H, Lieutenant (A), RNVR, died



Tuesday, 26 August 1947



 GARWELL, John W, Ordnance Mechanic 4c, D/MX 90544, died (presumably long term illness or injuries)


Heron, illness

 DICKIE, John P, Able Seaman, P/JX 723714, died



 FARRELL, Michael J, Leading Air Fitter, L/FX 78754, died



Thursday, 28 August 1947


Octavia, illness

 ROSS, Eric, Stoker Mechanic, P/KX 737338, died



Saturday, 30 August 1947



 PASSMORE, Alfred C, Petty Officer, D/JX 111815, died


FAA, 799 Sqn, Daedalus, air crash

 SLEE, Richard M, Lieutenant Commander, killed


Royal Naval Reserve

 MURESS, Thomas E, Engineman, RNR, LT/X 318, died


Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

 WADDELL, John M, Lieutenant Commander, RNVR, died



Sunday, 31 August 1947



 ELLISON, Stuart E, Stoker Mechanic, P/KX 780027, died


President (RCN)

 MACDONALD, John DeW, Sub Lieutenant, RCN, died



Tuesday, 2 September 1947


RM Portsmouth Division

 HAMILTON, Brian, Marine, PO/X 116179, died



 STEWART, Donald W, Able Seaman, D/JX 153172, died



Wednesday, 3 September 1947


Dolphin, drowning

 LEAF, Leslie, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 796374 (ex-Scotsman), died


Victory II, illness

 HALL, Stanley D C, Stoker 1c, P/KX 598606 (ex-Wear), died



Thursday, 4 September 1947



 TURNER, Leo, Leading Seaman, D/J 69471, died



Saturday, 6 September 1947



 RANDALL, John, Stoker 1c, P/KX 151709, died



 GREY, Adrian, Engineman, RNPS, LT/KX 106133, died


Royal Navy

 BENNETT, Lawrence C, Petty Officer, D/JX 117524, died



Sunday, 7 September 1947



 RASEL or RASELL, Robert T, Stoker Mechanic, D/KX 80283, illness, died


Royal Navy

 PRATT, Joseph, Able Seaman, D/JX 141337, died



Monday, 8 September 1947



 HAMILTON, George W, Engine Room Artificer 1c, RNR, P/X 437 EC, died



Tuesday, 9 September 1947


Drake, illness

 KERWIN, Francis, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 650201, died



 MURRAY, William G, Marine, PO/X 103573, died


Royal Indian Navy, in UK

 MIAN, Sidiq, Cook, 26993 (RIN), died



Wednesday, 10 September 1947


Diadem, illness

 DOODY, John P, Able Seaman, P/JX 581643, died


RM 3rd Provost Company, drowning

 ANTENAY, Frederick C, Lance Corporal, RM, CH/X 118752, died


RM Lympstone, accident

 STORTON, John, Marine, CH/X 4897, died


Statesman, accident

 WHEATMAN, Ralph, Able Seaman, C/JX 709874, died



Thursday, 11 September 1947



 HALL, David, Lieutenant Commander, RNR, died


RM Lympstone, accident

 WILSON, Charles I M, Lieutenant, RM, died


Royal Arthur, road accident

 TIMLIN, Patrick, Sick Berth Chief Petty Officer, C/MX 49850, died

 TRAVIS, Leslie, Sick Berth Chief Petty Officer, C/MX 49286, died


Royal Naval Patrol Service

 BEATTIE, John, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 58718, died


Vulture, air crash

 WORTH, Alan R, Air Mechanic (E) 2c, L/FX 797592, died



Friday, 12 September 1947


Akbar (RIN)

 MOMIN, Nelson, Radar Operator, 33942 (RIN), died


Pembroke, illness

 MAXWELL, Malcolm I, Leading Seaman, C/JX 163174, died


RM Plymouth Division, illness

 ROBINSON, Stanley B, Marine, PLY/X 4282 (ex-Jamaica), died



 COLLINS, Ernest, Chief Stoker, P/K 4372, died


Royal Navy

 POTTER, Arthur H, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 246942, died


Sirius, illness

 BROGAN, Joseph, Stoker 1c, P/KX 161232, died



Saturday, 13 September 1947


Bonaventure (ii)

 ADDINALL, W (initial only) F, Leading Steward, 69825 V (SANF), died


Warrnambool (RAN), ship loss

 GARRETT, Ronald J, Stoker, 34344 (RAN), DOW

 HYLAND, John H, Ordinary Seaman, 28583 (RAN), DOW

 LOTT, Norman L, Signalman, 28608 (RAN), MPK

 SIGG, Donald B, Able Seaman, 31199 (RAN), DOW



Sunday, 14 September 1947


Drake II

 PEARCE, Roy W, Py/Writer, D/MX 81129, died



Monday, 15 September 1947



 HALLING, N (initial only) T, Stoker 1c, D/KX 165538, died



 MCKENZIE, James R, Joiner 4c, C/MX 693530, died


Mull of Kintyre, drowning

 BARTLETT, Leslie, Stoker Mechanic, P/KX 95172, died

 HAMILTON, James, Lieutenant, RNVR, died

 HASTINGS, James T C, Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK


Royal Naval Reserve

 WILSON, Robert G, Chief Engine Room Artificer, RNR, P/266 ED, died



Tuesday, 16 September 1947



 BROOKNER, Henry, Wireman, D/MX 74637, died



Wednesday, 17 September 1947



 TODD, Herbert, Petty Officer Stoker, P/K 1632, died



Thursday, 18 September 1947


Pembroke, illness

 BARNETT, Sydney B, Able Seaman, C/J 112516, died



Friday, 19 September 1947


Blackcap, air crash

 TWEMLOW, Donald C, Lieutenant (A), killed


Discovery (RCN)

 SMITH, John M, Commander, RCN, died


Renown, illness

 WAKELING, Eric, Stoker Petty Officer Mechanic, D/KX 78087, died



 OSWALD, William H, Engine Room Artificer 4c, D/MX 508604, died


Stadacona (RCN)

 JACK, John H, Cook (S), V/26482 (RCNVR), died



Saturday, 20 September 1947



 WAKEHAM, Robert E, Able Seaman, D/J 293185, died


RM Plymouth Division

 KIRKHAM, John, Marine, PLY/21818, died


Royal Navy

 RANCE, Arthur G H, Chief Petty Officer, P/J 95257, died



Sunday, 21 September 1947


RM Police

 HARDING, William J, Constable, PO/795, died


RM Portsmouth Division

 LOVELOCK, Arthur F, Marine, PO/X 109511, died


Royal Navy

 FAIRBAIRN, John, Stoker 1c, P/KX 97445, died

 KIRKPATRICK, Willace, Chief Petty Officer, D/J 97172, died

 PEARDON, Clifford S, Steward, D/LX 26690, died


Victory II, illness

 CULLINANE, Michael A, Chief Petty Officer Writer, P/M 34204, died



Monday, 22 September 1947



 NESTOR, Peter T, Chief Petty Officer Supply, D/MX 51532, died


Raleigh, illness

 SRODZINSKI, Lorna M, WRNS, N/WRNS 86045, died



Tuesday, 23 September 1947


Victory III

 O'KEEFE, John, Able Seaman, P/JX 181124, died



Wednesday, 24 September 1947


Cataraqui (RCN)

 BUKER, Clarence T, Stoker 1c, V/63654 (RCNVR), died



 BROWN, Frederick T, Leading Patrolman, C/MX 748389, died


Rame Head, illness

 LEARY, Kenneth S P, Stoker 2c, D/KX 811579, died


Royal Canadian Navy

 WEAVER, Leslie E, Air Artificer 2c, N/51745 (RCN), died


Royal Navy

 OSBORNE, Frederick A, Leading Seaman, P/J 3325, died



Friday, 26 September 1947



 BUCHAN, John, Ordinary Seaman, C/SSX 769218, died



 TIBBLES, Christopher, Lieutenant (E), RNR, died


Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

 PEARSON, Roger F, Lieutenant, RNVR, died


Sefton, illness

 BOX, James R R, Able Seaman, P/JX 540987, died



Saturday, 27 September 1947


Cochrane, illness

 DAVIES, Joseph M, Commander (E), (ex-Wakeful), died



 DAVEY, James R, Able Seaman, P/J 7677, died



Monday, 29 September 1947



 CURLE, Stanley, Petty Officer Radio Mechanic, P/MX 572437, died



Tuesday, 30 September 1947


Royal Navy

 ENGLISH, Stephen F, Able Seaman, D/JX 248945, died



Wednesday, 1 October 1947


Porlock Bay, drowning

 BIRD, George, Stoker Mechanic, D/KX 806697, died



 RADFORD, Richard J, Marine, 214200, died


Royal Navy

 KELLY, Thomas, Telegraphist, D/JX 7865, died

 TULLOCH, John, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 180627, died



Thursday, 2 October 1947


Flycatcher, drowning

 MOFFATT, William J M, Air Mechanic 2c, L/SFX 803258, died


Loch Quoich, illness

 FERNANDES, Sahastias J, Cook, G/LX 646725, died


LST.3501, illness

 HUNT, Ralph E, Able Seaman, P/JX 624814, died


Pembroke, illness

 NUTMAN, Reginald E, Stoker Mechanic, C/KX 110198 (ex-Honeysuckle), died



Friday, 3 October 1947



 RATCHFORD, John W, Leading Air Mechanic, L/FX 84307, died


Stevenstone, illness

 WHEELER, Albert E, Petty Officer Stores, P/MX 61240, died



Saturday, 4 October 1947


Stadacona (RCN)

 GAUDETTE, Joseph E, Assistant Cook, V/3768 (RCNVR), died


Ukussa, illness

 APPLEBY, Peter A, Petty Officer Radio Mechanic, L/FX 618212, died



Sunday, 5 October 1947



 ROGERS, Cecil R, Able Seaman, D/J 111767, died


Rockliffe (RCN)

 BRASH, Alexander E A, Petty Officer Stoker, 22246 (RCN), MPK


Victory, illness

 WILLIS, Cecil V, Able Seaman, P/JX 217525, died



Tuesday, 7 October 1947


President III

 BREWER, Evan Z, Petty Officer, P/J 52383, died


Royal Naval Reserve

 DEFRATES, Arthur L, Commander, RNR, died



 WHITTAKER, Robert, Leading Cook, RNPS, LT/MX 94696, died



Wednesday, 8 October 1947



 HART, George U, Able Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 177154, died


Daedalus, illness

 PALMER, Gerald D, Air Mechanic 1c, L/X 643752, died



 BIRD, Arthur J, Petty Officer Stoker, C/KX 79171, died


Raleigh, illness

 HARA, Lesly, Ordinary Seaman, C/SSX 840599, died



Thursday, 9 October 1947


Royal Navy

 NOSS, William E, Lieutenant Commander, died

 RALPH, David, Chief Stoker, C/K 63927, died



Friday, 10 October 1947


Saker, illness

 MARTIN, Kenneth E, Leading Seaman, D/JX 46802, died



Saturday, 11 October 1947


Dalhousie (RIN)

 D'SOUZA, I (initial only), Steward, 77980 (RIN), died


MFV.101, motor fishing vessel, on Palestine (Israel) Patrol

 DRURY-SMITH, Thomas J, Petty Officer, C/JX 157118, died


Royal Navy

 MALEE, Thomas, Able Seaman, D/JX 695252, died



Sunday, 12 October 1947


Vulture, drowning

 BELCHER, Derrick G, Air Artificer 4c, L/FX 78596, died



Monday, 13 October 1947



 DAVIES, George R, Ordinary Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 305236, died


Royal Navy

 HINGLEY, Frank, Able Seaman, P/JX 399274, died


Victory, illness

 CAVE, Dennis R, Able Seaman, P/JX 627450, died



Tuesday, 14 October 1947



 PERCY, Herbert J, Stoker 2c, C/KX 527922, died


Forth, drowning

 SHILCOTT, Frederick E, Chief Petty Officer, D/J 112216, died


Royal Navy

 WARD, Raymond E, Air Mechanic 2c, L/FX 663493, died



Wednesday, 15 October 1947



 RUTTER, Albert E, Petty Officer, D/JX 134658, died


Royal Arthur

 BAILLIE, Watson, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 187732, died


Royal Navy

 LIGHTFOOT, Stanley W, Chief Petty Officer, P/M 34866, died

 SOMERVILLE, Andrew G, Electrical Artificer 4c, P/MX 88730, died



Thursday, 16 October 1947


Daedalus, illness

 MACARTHUR, Duncan, Air Mechanic (E) 2c, L/FX 807253, died



 HARVEY, Frederick C, Able Seaman, P/J 74110, died


Hunter (RCN)

 SELKIRK, Robert D, Artificer 3c, V/48953 (RCNVR), died



 GILBERTSON, Frederick G, Sick Berth Attendant, P/MX 82421, died


Ocean, illness

 STEVENSON, Alec K, Commander Surgeon, died


Stadacona (RCN)

 WARREN, Alexander L, Lieutenant, RCN, died



Saturday, 18 October 1947


Dovey, illness

 TURNBULL, George H, Petty Officer Stoker, C/KX 100124, died



 JOHNSON, Thomas, Petty Officer, P/JX 716390, died



Sunday, 19 October 1947


Royal Navy

 BROWN, Eric W, Able Seaman, P/JX 551945, died

 EYRE, Edward, Boy 1c, C/JX 712793, died



Monday, 20 October 1947


Ausonia, road accident

 LAMB, Joseph T C, Petty Officer, C/JX 144553, died


Kenya RNVR

 KISIBU, Nyamai, Stoker 2c, KN 689 (Kenya RNVR), died


Royal Canadian Navy

 GATENBY, John K, Air Artificer 2c, 51434 H (RCN), died


Royal Naval Reserve

 MCRORIE, Duncan McM, Engineman, RNR, LT/X 0020 S, died


Victory, illness

 DOWNER, Edward A, Regulating Petty Officer, P/MX 801658, died


Victory I, illness

 POCOCK, Anthony R, Able Seaman, P/JX 705573, died



Tuesday, 21 October 1947



 SCRUTON, Henry, Able Seaman, P/JX 236617, died



 BUTCHER, Thomas, Stoker 1c, D/KX 93807, died


Royal Navy

 GRAY, William, Cook, C/MX 100847, died


Sheffield, drowning

 REA, Alexander A, Able Seaman, C/JX 707398, died


St Angelo, road accident

 RABET, Simone Y, WRNS, N/WRNS 29702, died



Thursday, 23 October 1947



 PERRY, Leonard A F, Chief Engine Room Artificer 1c, C/M 1591, died



 LAGAR, William P, Engine Room Artificer 4c, C/MX 77465, died


RM Portsmouth Division

 HOLMAN, Reginald F G, Lance Corporal, RM, PO/X 102271, died


Stadacona (RCN)

 LUND, George A, Skipper, RCNR, died



Friday, 24 October 1947


Howe, accident

 WILLIAMS, Henry A, Petty Officer, P/JX 166371, died


RM Plymouth Division, illness

 MCHALE, Thomas J, Marine, PLY/X 116294, died


Royal Navy

 MATHEWS, Charles F, Leading Stoker, D/KX 177560, died


Vernon, illness

 WARDER, Burt H, Chief Electrical Artificer, P/MX 55099, died



Saturday, 25 October 1947



 TIERNEY, Mary M, Leading WRNS, 50979 (WRNS), died



Sunday, 26 October 1947



 FOSSETT, Joseph R, Chief Petty Officer, C/J 77994, died



 FOUNTAINE, Osmond J E, Lieutenant, died


Terror, drowning

 BROWN, Frederick, Engine Room Artificer 4c, P/MX 716139, died



Monday, 27 October 1947


RM Police

 MALONEY, Henry, Constable, RMP/612, died



Tuesday, 28 October 1947



 WILDE, Percy, Able Seaman, D/JX 284946, died



Wednesday, 29 October 1947



 SHAW, Francis W, Able Seaman, D/JX 153551, died



 CUMMERSDALE, Walter, Able Seaman, P/JX 795407, MPK



Friday, 31 October 1947


Impregnable, illness

 CLARKE, Lionel J, Boy 2c, C/JX 830564, died


Royal Navy

 ROGERS, Benjamin J, Chief Petty Officer, P/238940, died



Saturday, 1 November 1947


Drake II, illness

 ASHCROFT, William H, Sick Berth Chief Petty Officer, D/M 36411, died


RM Portsmouth Division

 HEATHCOCK, Ronald, Marine, PO/X 112531, died


Royal Navy

 BRADFIELD, Harold R, Chief Engine Room Artificer, P/M 34976, died



Monday, 3 November 1947


Bramble (ii)

 WATSON, Frank, Engine Room Artificer 3c, D/MX 55522, died


Cadiz, accident

 WELCH, Thomas, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 785117, died



 ROUSE, John R, Engineman, RNPS, LT/KX 105029, died



 HARGRAVES, Ronald, Able Seaman, C/JX 352011, died



Tuesday, 4 November 1947


Anson, accident

 RIMMER, Joseph, Ordinary Seaman, D/SSX 840608, died


FAA, 767 Sqn, Fulmar, air crash

 SIMPSON, Robert G, Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


Gannet, air crash

 MACDONALD, James W, Steward, H/51139 (RCN), killed



 NORTHNEY, John H, Petty Officer Stoker, D/KX 86465, died


RM Engineers

 SKINNER, James B, Marine, RME 15887, killed


Royal Navy

 HOLLINGDALE, William H, Able Seaman, P/J 2642, died



Thursday, 6 November 1947


Goldcrest, RNAS, Pembrokeshire, Wales

 DAVIES, Enid F, WRNS, 87329 (WRNS), died



 GUNN, Ernest E, Petty Officer, C/J 6901, died


Royal Navy

 BOUSFIELD, Henry H, Rear Admiral, died

 ROBERTS, Thomas F, Able Seaman, D/JX 339733, died



Friday, 7 November 1947


Bigbury Bay

 SMITH, Dennis R, Able Seaman, C/JX 720247, MPK

 WILKINSON, Harry, Gunner, MPK


Pembroke, illness

 KELL, Robert S, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 173094, died



 SYDNEY-TURNER, Patrick G O, Lieutenant Commander, died


RM Chatham Division

 LAWTHER, Alexander R, Marine, CH/X 112887, died


Royal Navy

 STARR, George H, Engineer Captain, died


Royal Rupert, illness

 REID, William, Able Seaman, P/JX 309885, died


Victory II, illness

 KIRK, Herbert, Stoker Mechanic, P/KX 725903, died



Saturday, 8 November 1947



 MONAGHAN, James, Leading Stoker, D/KX 147731, died


Naden (RCN)

 MCKERCHER, Clair G, Petty Officer Steward, 40857 E (RCN), died



Sunday, 9 November 1947



 CONNELL, John J, Lieutenant (E), RNR, died


Royal Navy

 KNAPMAN, William C, Chief Petty Officer, D/J 105380, died



Monday, 10 November 1947


RM Plymouth Division

 MOON, Thomas V, Marine, PLY/X 104767, died



Tuesday, 11 November 1947


Pembroke, accident

 CORNWELL, John W, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 736458, killed



Wednesday, 12 November 1947


RM Portsmouth Division

 PICKERING, Charles, Corporal, RM, PO/X 1391, died


Royal Navy

 HARDY, John, Stoker 1c, P/KX 159082, died



 DEACON, George M A, Leading Seaman, P/J 100285, died



Thursday, 13 November 1947


Imperieuse, accident

 FARNHAM, Eric G, Ordnance Artificer 4c, D/MX 745286, killed


Royal Navy

 MURPHY, Terence, Able Seaman, D/JX 604160, died



Friday, 14 November 1947


Agincourt, illness

 PRENTICE, George F, Stoker Petty Officer Mechanic, P/KX 96880, died



 FORSTER, Cyril G, Lieutenant (S), RNR, killed



 COPSEY, William V, Signalman, P/JX 370348, died



Saturday, 15 November 1947


Appledore, drowning

 BLEZARD, Clifford, Steward, D/LX 772542, killed

 YOUNG, William J, Petty Officer, C/JX 152687, killed


Night Rider

 WILSON, Peter, Petty Officer Stoker, R/KX 99027, died



 LETHBRIDGE, Roland P, Telegraphist, P/JX 137359, died



Sunday, 16 November 1947



 GEISLER, J (initial only), Leading Seaman, 66653 (SANF), died (presumably long-term illness or injuries)


RM 3 Commando Brigade

 EVANS, George, Marine, PO/X 100591, died


Royal Naval Reserve

 JAQUISS, Benjamin, Commander, RNR, Rtd, died


Royal Navy

 FULLBROOK, Tom, Master at Arms, C/MX 51946, died


Tyne, illness

 ATKINS, Reginald H, Engine Room Artificer 3c, P/SMX 461, died



 MACTAVISH, Gordon M H, Lieutenant, RNVR, died



Tuesday, 18 November 1947


York (RCN)

 ALLAN, George P, Chief Motor Mechanic 4c, V/71161 (RCNVR), died



Wednesday, 19 November 1947


Royal Navy, illness

 MANLOND, Andrew J C, Wireman, D/MX 510289, died



Thursday, 20 November 1947


RM Portsmouth Division

 GRAY, John R, Marine, PO/X 110931, died



Friday, 21 November 1947


Leander, illness

 FREEBERG, Wallace A, Stoker Mechanic, C/KX 103295, died


Royal Navy

 BUDGEN, Alfred W, Leading Seaman, C/JX 258283, died



Saturday, 22 November 1947



 WRIGHT, William S, Marine, CH/X 3813, died


RM Chatham Division

 SILVER, Roland A, Marine, CH/16498, died


Royal Navy

 MILNE, Douglas G, Signalman, C/JX 247337, killed



Sunday, 23 November 1947


RM Portsmouth Division

 ATKINSON, Arthur, Marine, PO/X 100096, died

 KELLY, Henry E, Marine, PO/21393, died



Monday, 24 November 1947


Royal Navy

 O'CONNOR, John, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 659121, died



Tuesday, 25 November 1947


Heron, illness

 CLARKE, Florence M, Leading WRNS, 23182 (WRNS), died



 OAKLEY, James, Able Seaman, P/JX 274365, died


Royal Navy

 GROVES, Alan W, Joiner 3c, P/SR 8316, died



Wednesday, 26 November 1947



 CAMPBELL, Thomas, Stoker Mechanic, P/SKX 788664, died


Pembroke, rail accident

 JACKSON, John S, Petty Officer Telegraphist, C/JX 148069, died


Royal Navy

 KINGWELL, William C, Stoker 2c, R/KX 76149, died


Simbang, illness

 COOK, Christopher A, Leading Radio Electrician's Mate, L/FX 765786, died


York (RCN)

 BIGGS, Arthur J L, Petty Officer, A/1518 (RCNR), died



Thursday, 27 November 1947



 FRAMPTON, Douglas A, Stores Petty Officer, P/MX 58600, died



 COLWELL, Percival C, Petty Officer, P/217153, died


Gambia, illness

 CARTLIDGE, Leslie, Leading Stoker Mechanic, D/KX 92208, died


RM Band

 BRANCHFLOWER, William J, Musician, RMB 484, died



Friday, 28 November 1947



 MACALLISTER, Archibald, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 192277, died



Saturday, 29 November 1947


Drake, accident

 GREEN, Peter W, Stoker Mechanic, D/KX 725253, died


Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

 CUSSEN-SPENCER, Augustine W, Lieutenant Commander, RNVR, died



Sunday, 30 November 1947


Birmingham, drowning

 UNDERWOOD, Simeon J, Ordinary Seaman, P/SSX 815638, died


Drake I, illness

 IRVINE, Robert, Act/Steward, NAP R/289837, died



 GUEST, Albert J, Lieutenant Commander, died


Royal Navy

 JUDD, John H, Leading Seaman, D/J 51338, died



Monday, 1 December 1947


Gannet, illness

 MCCOMB, Malcolm P, Able Seaman, D/SSX 24324, died


Pursuivant, illness

 TURPIN, Alec, Signalman, C/JX 765101, died


Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

 DUNCAN, Leonard J, Stores Assistant, RNVR, D/DX 141, died


Royal Navy

 BAILEY, Leslie W, Rigger's Mate, P/JX 136233, died



Tuesday, 2 December 1947


Drake, illness

 DAWES, Albert W, Able Seaman, D/J 105067, died



 CAMPBELL, Edward, Chief Stoker, P/K 60411, died


RM Chatham Division

 FITZGERALD, Henry E, Colour Sergeant, RM, CH/23853, died



 COOPER, Thomas, Able Seaman, P/JX 234984, died



Wednesday, 3 December 1947


Rooke, illness

 GORDON, Norman, Electrician, P/MX 581555, died



Thursday, 4 December 1947


Royal Navy

 FELL, John W, Sick Berth Petty Officer, C/M 35875, died


Victory, illness

 COLWELL, Reginald F, Stoker Petty Officer Mechanic, P/KX 79903, died



Friday, 5 December 1947


Pembroke, illness

 HOLROYD, Ronald W, Leading Seaman, C/JX 339615 (ex-Westcliff), died



Sunday, 7 December 1947


Royal Navy

 PASCH, Albert H, Chief Yeoman of Signals, P/200622, died



Monday, 8 December 1947


Mandate, illness

 TAYLOR, Alyn L, Commander, died


Phoenicia, illness

 NEWIES, John, Able Seaman, C/JX 127834, died


Queen Emma

 DAUNCEY, Robert W, Leading Telegraphist, P/SR 8279, died



Tuesday, 9 December 1947


Simbang, accident

 TWELLS, Harold, Stoker Mechanic, P/KX 178158, died



Wednesday, 10 December 1947


Victory II, illness

 MCLEAN, Andrew, Chief Stoker Mechanic, P/KX 87125, died



Thursday, 11 December 1947



 LEE, Stanley G, Leading Sick Berth Attendant, P/MX 109120, died



Friday, 12 December 1947


Charybdis, light cruiser, lost 1943, survivor, death connected to sinking

 WHITEHEAD, Henry, Leading Stoker, D/KX 90876, died


Drake II, illness

 EDMONDS, John F, Engine Room Artificer 3c, D/MX 55152, died


FAA, 771 Sqn, Daedalus, air crash

 TRACY, Anthony P H, Lieutenant (A), MPK



 O'NEILL, Charles, Petty Officer, C/JX 143067, died



Saturday, 13 December 1947


Avalon (RCN)

 MARTIN, James H, Coder, 22685 (RCN), died


Daedalus, accident

 MOORE, Charles E, Naval Airman 1c, L/FX 787184, died


Naden (RCN)

 STRINGER, Wilfred I B, Surgeon Lieutenant Commander, RCN, died



 PARKINSON, Philip L, Leading Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 243330, died



Sunday, 14 December 1947


Collingwood, illness

 STARES, Arthur R J, Commissioned Electrician, died



Monday, 15 December 1947



 BESTWICK, Charles H, Leading Cook (S), D/MX 48283, died



Tuesday, 16 December 1947


RM Eastney, illness

 DEAN, Alec W, Marine, PO/X 125321, died



Wednesday, 17 December 1947



 HAYNES, Thomas S, Stoker 1c, D/KX 96448, died


Royal Naval Reserve

 GRANT, Thomas C, Petty Officer, RNR, C/7015, killed



 BURNELL, Franklin E, Leading Stoker, C/KX 89218, died



Thursday, 18 December 1947


Goldcrest, RNAS, Pembrokeshire, Wales, accident

 PARKES, Alan C T, Able Seaman, D/JX 792328, died


Royal Navy

 ASH, Reginald V, Petty Officer Supply, D/MX 47154, died



Friday, 19 December 1947



 HORRIX, Percy, Telegraphist, P/WRX 832, died



 BURTON, William F C, Chief Petty Officer, P/J 114588, died



Saturday, 20 December 1947


Discovery (RCN)

 PULFORD, Robert W, Stoker 1c, V/66130 (RCNVR), died


Royal Naval Reserve

 JENKINS, George O R, Lieutenant Commander, RNR, died


Royal Navy

 HANNAH, William T, Able Seaman, P/JX 243707, died


Stadacona (RCN)

 ANDERSON, William J, Able Seaman, A/5127 (RCNR), died

 VILA, John W, Lieutenant, RCNVR, died



Sunday, 21 December 1947



 CRUST, Thomas E, Chief Petty Officer, C/J 2018, died


Dryad, illness

 BREACH, Trevor, Writer, P/MX 800724, died


RM Engineers

 FERRIS, Arthur, Marine, RME 16059, died


Royal Navy

 MATTHEWS, William, Chief Stoker, D/K 59822, died



Wednesday, 24 December 1947


RM Band

 BOYCE, Arthur A, Musician, RMB/2103, died


Royal Naval Patrol Service

 TREGEMBO, William W, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 184447, died



Thursday, 25 December 1947


Hornet, road accident

 HACKETT, Edward A, Leading Seaman, P/JX 155674, killed



Friday, 26 December 1947


Birmingham, illness

 WHITHAM, James, Stoker Mechanic, P/KX 525544, died


Devonshire, heavy cruiser, natural causes

 HUTCHINGS, Reginald G, Mate 1c, D/MX 766088, died


Victory, illness

 MOLE, Harold V, Chief Stoker, P/KX 79209 (ex-Antares), died



Saturday, 27 December 1947


Highflyer, accident

 SHEPHERD, John E, Warrant Telegraphist, died



 BELL, Alan, Able Seaman, P/JX 628385, died


Royal Navy

 KENNEDY, Mathew K, Telegraphist, P/JX 404146, died



Sunday, 28 December 1947



 MULLIN, Edward, Ordinary Signalman, RNVR, P/CD/X 2815, died



Monday, 29 December 1947



 GILMOUR, John R, Able Seaman, D/JX 366859, died


Pembroke, illness

 MORRISON, Alastair G, Sub Lieutenant (E), RNVR, died



Tuesday, 30 December 1947



 HEANES, Wilfred F, Chief Petty Officer Writer, C/MX 47553, died


Royal Navy

 BEAUMONT, Harry, Able Seaman, P/JX 266513, died



Wednesday, 31 December 1947


Royal Navy

 BROWN, Edward F, Assistant Cook (S), C/MX 679947, died


on to 1948
or back to RN Casualties Homepage

revised 13/9/11