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1918-1939 - Casualty Lists of the Royal Navy and Dominion Navies
Researched & compiled by Don Kindell

1934 - in date, ship/unit & name order

HMS Eagle, aircraft carrier, lost a man killed in a flight deck accident

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(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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Monday, 1 January 1934


Hood, battlecruiser

 NELSON, John L, Shipwright 1c, P/M 17302, illness



Wednesday, 3 January 1934


Revenge, battleship

 EARWICKER, William A, Telegraphist, P/JX 127484, illness



Saturday, 6 January 1934


Royal Naval Reserve

 WHITE, John B, Honorary Captain, RNR, illness



Sunday, 7 January 1934


Drake, Devonport

 JAMES, Harold, Petty Officer Steward, D/L 10647, illness


Royal Navy

 BONHAM-CARTER, Philip H, Lieutenant Commander, illness



Monday, 8 January 1934


RN Shore Signal Station, Spurn Point

 SHARMAN, George H, Signalman, SX 61, illness


Royal Naval Reserve

 DODD, James P, Paymaster Lieutenant Commander, RNR, illness



Tuesday, 9 January 1934


Dunedin, light cruiser

 LANGFORD, George E S, Chief Petty Officer Writer, C/M 37559, killed


Pembroke, Chatham

 PACKER, James A, Chief Engine Room Artificer 2c, C/M 4779, illness


RN Hospital, Haslar

 ABLETT, John G, Sick Berth Attendant, P/M 38616, illness



Friday, 12 January 1934


Osiris, submarine

 DUNN, Anthony, Petty Officer, D/J 20868, illness



Saturday, 13 January 1934


Resolution, battleship

 SIBLEY, Cyril V W, Able Seaman, P/J 19127, illness



Sunday, 14 January 1934


Exeter, heavy cruiser

 BOWER, Ivor, Chief Engine Room Artificer 2c, D/M 33637, illness



Wednesday, 17 January 1934


Calcutta, light cruiser

 ALLEN, Percival W, Engineer Commander, illness


Watchman, destroyer

 COURCEY, James, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 135584, illness



Wednesday, 24 January 1934


Royal Oak, battleship

 ANDREWS, Leslie S, Leading Stoker, C/KX 76787, accidentally killed


Verity, destroyer

 GILLESPIE, Douglas E, Lieutenant, illness



Thursday, 25 January 1934


Gannet, river gunboat

 MATHESON, George Mc I, Stoker Petty Officer, D/K 60027, illness


Norfolk, heavy cruiser

 DIXON, Albert W, Stoker Petty Officer, D/K 61059, illness



Friday, 26 January 1934


Drake, Devonport

 ADDE, John W, Writer, D/MX 48532, illness



Sunday, 28 January 1934


Devonshire, heavy cruiser

 WALTERS, Maurice H, Midshipman, died


Nelson, battleship

 SMITH, William T, Ordnance Artificer, P M 35984, illness


RN Hospital, Malta

 WALTERS, Maurice H, Midshipman, illness



Saturday, 3 February 1934


Thanet, destroyer

 DODDRIDGE, Arthur H G, Stoker Petty Officer, D/K 33246, road accident, killed



Sunday, 4 February 1934


Victory, Portsmouth

 HALL, Thomas J, Stoker 2c, P/KX 80392, illness

 MOTTERAM, Roy, Leading Seaman, P/J 10964, illness



Wednesday, 7 February 1934


Adventure, minelayer

 AH, Chong, Officer's Cook 1c or Cook, (no service number listed), illness



Friday, 9 February 1934


Albury, minesweeping sloop

 RUTTER, John T, Leading Telegraphist, C/J 45926, illness



Saturday, 10 February 1934


Carlisle, light cruiser

 WHELTON, John, Stoker 1c, D/KX 75209, illness



Wednesday, 14 February 1934


Royal Naval Reserve

 HENDERSON, Algernon C F, Honorary Captain, RNR, illness



Friday, 16 February 1934


Vimy, destroyer

 COOK, Harry G, Stoker Petty Officer, P/K 58697, illness



Saturday, 17 February 1934


Drake, Devonport

 MULLETT, Loftus, Stoker 2c, D/KX 83457, illness


Pembroke, Chatham

 OWENS, Henry J, Stoker 1c, C/KX 78437, illness



Sunday, 18 February 1934


Devonshire, heavy cruiser

 POPPLESTONE, Horace, Chief Stoker, D/K 28493, accidentally killed


Whitshed, destroyer

 BAIN, Edward H, Able Seaman, P/J 80602, drowned



Monday, 19 February 1934


Arrow, destroyer

 DELLBRIDGE, Arthur F, Engineer Lieutenant Commander, illness



Wednesday, 21 February 1934


Sutton, minesweeping sloop

 HALLS, Frank, Leading Stoker, C/K 24861, illness



Saturday, 24 February 1934


RN Hospital, Haslar

 WALTON, Reginald F, Sick Berth Attendant, P/MX 49299, illness


Victory, Portsmouth

 JACOBS, Edward R, Stoker Petty Officer, P/K 63515, illness



Monday, 26 February 1934


Drake, Devonport

 DUGGAN, Patrick, Stoker 1c, D/K 65829, illness



Thursday, 1 March 1934


Royal Sovereign, battleship

 THORNTON-JONES, Horatio, Lieutenant Commander, illness



Thursday, 8 March 1934


Colombo, light cruiser

 FERNANDES, Domingo A, Officer's Cook 1c, G/LX 20874, illness


Ganges, Shotley/Harwich

 DALLIMORE, Kenneth J, Boy 2c, JX 140169, illness



Friday, 9 March 1934


Cumberland, heavy cruiser

 PEARSE, Hugh C B, Midshipman, illness



Monday, 12 March 1934


Windsor, destroyer

 WILLIAMS, Harry C, Chief Engine Room Artificer 1c, P/M 6857, drowned



Saturday, 17 March 1934


Royal Oak, battleship

 THOMAS, Louis A, Commissioned Shipwright, illness in HS Maine



Sunday, 18 March 1934


Cardiff, light cruiser

 LAWRENCE, Walter T, Able Seaman, C/JX 139708, illness



Saturday, 24 March 1934


Drake, Devonport

 JOHNSON, Arthur, Shipwright 1c, D/M 34810, illness



Wednesday, 28 March 1934


Ganges, Shotley/Harwich

 SIMMONDS, Albert, Boy 2c, JX 141179, illness



Saturday, 31 March 1934


Diomede, light cruiser

 CRAIGIE, Gideon, Petty Officer, C/J 17079, road accident, killed



Sunday, 1 April 1934


Caradoc, light cruiser

 WEEKS, Albert E, Stoker 1c, D/K 23764, illness



Monday, 2 April 1934


London, heavy cruiser

 WILKES, Albert H B, Stoker 1c, P/KX 79512, road accident, killed



Friday, 6 April 1934


Drake, Devonport

 TROUT, Alfred E, Master at Arms, D/M 37395, illness


Hawkins, cruiser

 PARRATT, Leonard W, Chief Stoker, P/K 58935, illness



Sunday, 8 April 1934


Medical Officer's Promotion Course

 BROWN, Annesley G L, Surgeon Lieutenant Commander, illness



Tuesday, 17 April 1934


RN Signal Shore Station, Needles, Isle of Wight 

 GEORGE, Frank, Signalman, SX 49, illness



Friday, 20 April 1934


Victory, Portsmouth

 NEWLAND, William, Officer's Cook 2c, P/L 7505, illness



Sunday, 22 April 1934


Berwick, heavy cruiser

 GIDLEY, Reginald, Stoker Petty Officer, D/K 17999, drowned



Tuesday, 24 April 1934


Shoreham, sloop

 WHITELAW, Francis, Telegraphist, C/J 108874, illness



Wednesday, 25 April 1934


Ark Royal, seaplane carrier (renamed Pegasus 21 December 1934)

 EDWARDS, George A, Stoker Petty Officer, C/K 23225, accidentally killed


Dolphin, Gosport

 COVERDALE, Arthur M J, Engine Room Artificer 3c, P/M 38400, died



Saturday, 28 April 1934


Pembroke, Chatham

 REYNOLDS, John A, Able Seaman, C/J 103403, drowned



Monday, 30 April 1934


Durban, light cruiser

 GOODALL, Arthur E, Band Boy, RMB X 395, illness



Sunday, 6 May 1934


Glorious, ex-battlecruiser, aircraft carrier

 GRIMA, Paolo, Officer's Cook 3c, E/LX 20939, illness



Sunday, 13 May 1934


RN Hospital, Haslar

 WEATHERLEY, Allan, Sick Berth Attendant, P/MX 50591, illness



Monday, 21 May 1934


Victory, Portsmouth

 THOMAS, Moses, Stoker 1c, P/KX 76319, illness



Wednesday, 30 May 1934


Drake, Devonport

 BRADLEY, Charles A B, Chief Ordnance Artificer 1c, D/M 7379, road accident, killed



Thursday, 31 May 1934


Duncan, destroyer

 ABDILLA, Paul, Petty Officer Steward, E/LX 20219, illness



Sunday, 3 June 1934


Cyclops, submarine depot ship

 RYDER, Henry C, Electrical Artificer 3c, C/MX 48522, died



Monday, 4 June 1934


Royal Sovereign, battleship

 BANISTER, Charles, Supply Petty Officer, P/K 55412, illness



Friday, 8 June 1934


L.20, submarine

 SPARKS, William T, Warrant Engineer, illness



Saturday, 9 June 1934


St Vincent, Gosport

 TALBOT, Alfred R, Boy 2c, D/JX 141440, accidentally killed



Monday, 18 June 1934


St Vincent, Gosport

 TAYLOR, Thomas, Boy 2c, JX 140922, illness



Thursday, 21 June 1934


Courageous, ex-battlecruiser, aircraft carrier

 COATES, Arthur, Able Seaman, P/J 108548, accidentally killed



Sunday, 24 June 1934


Drake, Devonport

 HINGSTON, Edwin H, Chief Engine Room Artificer 2c, D/M 2662, illness



Monday, 25 June 1934


Ceres, light cruiser

 MARSH, Sydney H B, Stoker Petty Officer, C/K 61916, road accident, killed



Thursday, 28 June 1934


Mersey Division, RNVR

 CAMERON, George W L, Chief Petty Officer, D/J 5457, illness


Royal Navy 

 ACHESON, Lon S, Commander (ex-Godetia), illness



Friday, 29 June 1934


Malabar, Bermuda

 PARTRIDGE, Frederick, Stoker 1c, D/KX 60320, illness


Pembroke, Chatham

 HARRISON, Robert, Stoker Petty Officer, C/K 20727, illness



Wednesday, 4 July 1934


Dryad, Portsmouth

 CANNON, Sidney R F C, Marine, 22080 (Po), illness



Friday, 13 July 1934


Brilliant, destroyer

 CORDELL, James H, Petty Officer, C/J 52070, drowned



Saturday, 14 July 1934


Bridgewater, sloop

 GRIFFITH, George, Able Seaman, D/JX 125757, illness



Monday, 16 July 1934


Devonshire, heavy cruiser

 ROBINSON, John W, Surgeon Lieutenant (D), accidentally shot, killed



Wednesday, 18 July 1934


Sussex, heavy cruiser

 RADWELL, Reginald L, Leading Stoker, C/K 63393, drowned



Friday, 20 July 1934


Cygnet, destroyer

 BENNETT, Francis E, Able Seaman, D/JX 127229, road accident, killed



Monday, 23 July 1934


Emerald, light cruiser

 COOPER, Thomas W, Able Seaman, C/JX 129289, accidentally killed



Wednesday, 25 July 1934


Nelson, battleship

 HAYNES, Hubert H, Cook, P/MX 48449, illness



Thursday, 26 July 1934


Ganges, Shotley/Harwich

 LEE, Douglas, Boy 2c, JX 140841, illness



Friday, 27 July 1934


Bee, river gunboat

 CRAVEN, George J, Stoker, P/KX 75188, illness


Colombo, light cruiser

 EDGE, Charles H, Marine, X 278 (Ch), illness



Tuesday, 31 July 1934


Drake, Devonport

 YALLAND, Mark, Stoker 1c, D/KX 76010, died



Saturday, 4 August 1934


Pembroke, Chatham

 POOLE, Arthur, Stoker Petty Officer, C/K 63929, illness



Monday, 6 August 1934


Codrington, flotilla leader

 JAMES, Richard B, Petty Officer, D/J 20826, illness


Marshall Soult, monitor

 DENNETT, Aubrey J D, Ordnance Artificer 2c, C/M 38740, road accident, killed



Tuesday, 7 August 1934


Victory, Portsmouth

 COLE, Albert H, Leading Telegraphist, P/J 45179, illness



Thursday, 16 August 1934


Wireless Telegraph Station, Flowerdown, near Winchester

 FULLSTONE, Frederick, Leading Telegraphist, P/J 27717, illness



Friday, 17 August 1934


Boreas, destroyer

 HENDLEY, Cyril, Able Seaman, P/J 98737, illness



Sunday, 19 August 1934


Greenwich, destroyer depot ship

 CURTIS, Charles, Leading Seaman, P/J 15863, died


Harebell, convoy sloop

 PARKER, Richard, Leading Seaman, D/J 103850, illness


Nelson, battleship

 LOAN, Reginald C, Able Seaman, P/J 64648, illness



Thursday, 23 August 1934


Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

 Lord Bishop of Ripon, Honorary Chaplain, RNVR, illness


Stronghold, destroyer

 HUDSON, Herbert, Stoker Petty Officer, P/K 55909, road accident, killed



Friday, 24 August 1934


Ganges, Shotley/Harwich

 PHIPPS, Ronald, Boy 2c, JX 141713, illness


Royal Navy

 GOUGH, Ernest E, Commissioned Signal Boatswain, illness



Sunday, 26 August 1934


Royal Naval Reserve

 OULD, John H, Paymaster Lieutenant, RNR, illness



Friday, 31 August 1934


Terror, monitor

 MCBEARTY, Henry, Petty Officer, D/J 25675, drowned



Sunday, 2 September 1934


Cornwall, heavy cruiser

 KILBURN, William A, Leading Stoker, P/KX 80210, died



Monday, 3 September 1934


Vernon, Portsmouth

 BUNDEY, Walter R T, Able Seaman, P/J 36942, illness



Tuesday, 4 September 1934


Whitshed, destroyer

 WALKER, Archibald R H, Lieutenant, illness



Wednesday, 5 September 1934


Drake, Devonport

 CREED, Ernest J, Able Seaman, D/J 113017, illness



Friday, 7 September 1934


Laburnum, sloop

 BROOKER, Alfred A, Supply Petty Officer, D/M 37366, illness



Saturday, 8 September 1934


Orpheus, submarine

 KNIGHTS, Edward, Petty Officer, P/J 69388, illness



Wednesday, 19 September 1934


Kent, heavy cruiser

 GODDING, Alexander, Musician, RMB, RMA X 151, illness



Thursday, 20 September 1934


Victory II, Portsmouth

 HELLIN, Hubert W, Stoker 2c, P/KX 84105, illness



Saturday, 22 September 1934


Lucia, submarine depot ship

 PRINCE, William A, Stoker 1c, D/KX 76072, accidentally killed



Monday, 24 September 1934


Pembroke, Chatham

 LATTER, Leonard H, Petty Officer, C/J 32329, illness



Thursday, 27 September 1934


Royal Navy

 SHARPLIN, George W, Warrant Engineer, illness



Sunday, 30 September 1934


Coventry, light cruiser

 REVELL, George W, Stoker 1c, P/K 61173, illness


Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

 FARRELL, Alfred M, Lieutenant, RNVR, illness



Monday, 1 October 1934


Nelson, battleship

 COOPER, Stanley G, Engine Room Artificer 4c, RNR, E B X 891, illness



Monday, 8 October 1934


Laburnum, sloop

 TODD, William, Able Seaman, D/JX 131618, died



Tuesday, 9 October 1934


Royal Naval Reserve

 EYEIONS, Jack, Skipper, RNR, drowned



Monday, 15 October 1934


Victory, Portsmouth

 BUTLER, Charles W, Petty Officer Steward, P/L 4258, illness



Thursday, 18 October 1934


Eagle, aircraft carrier, flight deck accident

 RUSSELL, Edward G, Able Seaman, P/JX 126916, walked into propeller, killed



Sunday, 21 October 1934


Dainty, destroyer

 MURPHY, Robert J, Stoker Petty Officer, P/K 63070, died


Osprey, Portland

 RYAN, Jack, Able Seaman, D/JX 134116, road accident, killed


Wireless Telegraph Station, Matara, Ceylon (Sri Lanka)

 CARTER, Frederick A, Leading Telegraphist, C/J 39482, illness



Thursday, 1 November 1934


Drake, Devonport

 FENTON, William, Able Seaman, D/J 28811, illness



Monday, 5 November 1934


Hood, battlecruiser

 BINSTEAD, Charles E, Ordinary Telegraphist, P/JX 137172, illness



Monday, 12 November 1934


Escort, destroyer

 THOMPSON, Walter J, Able Seaman, C/J 110745, road accident, killed



Tuesday, 13 November 1934


Pembroke II, Chatham

 O'SHEA, Maurice M, Stoker 2c, C/KX 84431, illness



Tuesday, 20 November 1934


Victory I, Portsmouth

 WHEELER, Herbert, Telegraphist, P/JX 127710, road accident, killed



Saturday, 24 November 1934


St Vincent, Gosport

 HARFIELD, William S B, Boy 2c, JX 141612, illness



Monday, 26 November 1934


Pembroke, Chatham

 POOLE, Percy W, Petty Officer, C/J 46187, died



Wednesday, 28 November 1934


Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

 DE JERSEY, Right Rev Norman S, Honorary Chaplain, RNVR, illness



Sunday, 2 December 1934


Danae, light cruiser

 LANGMAN, Harold, Petty Officer, D/J 13665, died



Tuesday, 4 December 1934


Drake, Devonport

 MILLER, William O, Stoker Petty Officer, D/K 65711, road accident, killed



Thursday, 6 December 1934


Capetown, light cruiser

 PATRICK, Ronald S, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 139167, illness



Friday, 7 December 1934


Royal Navy

 BROWN, Albert G T, Lieutenant Commander, Rtd, illness



Saturday, 8 December 1934


Wolsey, destroyer

 WALKER, Charles G, Stoker 1c, C/KX 75281, died



Sunday, 9 December 1934


Royal Navy

 SAVAGE, Arthur, Able Seaman, C/J 100974, illness



Tuesday, 11 December 1934


Pembroke, Chatham

 NEWTON, Alfred N, Regulating Petty Officer, C/M 37819, illness



Thursday, 13 December 1934


Medical Officer's Post Graduate Course

 JOHNSTON, Stewart R, Surgeon Commander, illness



Saturday, 15 December 1934


Resource, fleet repair ship

 COLLINS, Arthur H, Warrant Electrician, illness, died in RN Hospital Malta



Monday, 17 December 1934


Royal Navy

 DALGLISH, Robin C, Rear Admiral, illness



Wednesday, 26 December 1934


RN Hospital, Haslar

 JONES, George S, Marine, X 93 (Po), illness



Thursday, 27 December 1934


Royal Navy

 NASH, Jack, Stoker Petty Officer, P/K 17438, illness



Sunday, 30 December 1934


Royal Naval Reserve

 MAINWARING, Sir Harry S, Honorary Commander, RNR, illness



Monday, 31 December 1934


Dorsetshire, heavy cruiser

 COWL, Edwin R, Marine, A 21171 (Ply), accidentally killed


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revised 3/9/11