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

1937 - in date, ship/unit & name order

HMS Hunter, destroyer, mined with the loss of eight crew 13 May 1937
(Navy Photos/Mark Teadham, click to enlarge)

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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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Severn Division, RNVR

 PHILLIPS, Rev WILLIAM T, Honorary Chaplain, RNVR, illness, day and month not given in Navy List



Saturday, 2 January 1937


St Vincent, Gosport

 LANE, David H, Boy 2c, JX 149128, road accident, killed



Sunday, 3 January 1937


Sussex, heavy cruiser

 CHALLEN, Charlie W, Musician, RMB, RMB X 13, died



Wednesday, 6 January 1937


Cardiff/Calcutta, light cruisers, in Reserve Fleet under Care and Maintenance (C&M). (When ships were in C&M, a man could be working on both ships)

 GANDER, Albert J, Leading Seaman, C/J 108661, road accident, killed


Milford, sloop

 DODSON, Alfred W, Able Seaman, P/J 104696, illness



Thursday, 7 January 1937


Cormorant, Gibraltar

 HALL, Frank, Stoker 2c, P/KX 87709, illness


St Vincent, Gosport

 HUTT, Victor S, Marine, X 1142 (Po), illness



Friday, 8 January 1937


RM Portsmouth Division

 WILLS, Joseph G, Marine, X 1895 (Po), illness



Saturday, 9 January 1937


Resource, fleet repair ship

 BOCKING, Andrew R, Able Seaman, P/JX 127652, drowned



Sunday, 10 January 1937


Pembroke, Chatham

 HOWARD, Ronald, Ordinary Seaman, C/SSX 18584, illness


Victory, Portsmouth

 EVERITT, Bertram A, Chief Petty Officer Writer, P/M 35463, illness



Monday, 11 January 1937


Ganges, Shotley/Harwich

 WADDLE, David, Boy 2c, JX 151631, illness


Greenwich, destroyer depot ship

 WALKER, Francis H G, Captain, illness



Tuesday, 12 January 1937


Comet, destroyer

 BRUNO, Oltemus, Wardroom Steward, L 390 (Maltese), illness


Woolston, destroyer

 WATSON, George, Engine Room Artificer 1c, C/MX 52472, died



Wednesday, 13 January 1937


Pembroke, Chatham

 WALLWORK, James, Stoker 2c, C/KX 89886, illness



Thursday, 14 January 1937


Drake, Devonport

 SARGENT, John, Stoker 2c, D/KX 90084, illness



Sunday, 17 January 1937


Ganges, Shotley/Harwich

 PATRICK, Kenneth C, Boy 2c, JX 150327, illness



Wednesday, 20 January 1937


Anthony, destroyer

 MAGEE, Richard D M, Act/Sub Lieutenant, illness



Friday, 22 January 1937


Hussar, minesweeper

 STEVENS, Robert J, Leading Stoker, C/K 26078, illness


Neptune, light cruiser

 LACEY, Leonard, Leading Seaman, P/JX 128212, drowned


RM Barracks Chatham

 ROBERTS, James W, Sergeant, RM, 24471 (Ch), illness



Saturday, 23 January 1937


Drake, Devonport

 TUCKER, Leslie J, Leading Seaman, D/J 95992, illness


Victory, Portsmouth

 GREEN, Samuel J, Stoker 1c, P/KX 81131, illness



Tuesday, 26 January 1937


Campbell, flotilla leader

 SPILSTED, William T, Engine Room Artificer, C/M 39546, illness


Speedwell, minesweeper

 ANDREWS, Clifford, Engine Room Artificer 3c, D/MX 50319, drowned



Wednesday, 27 January 1937


Brazen, destroyer

 EVANS, Robert W, Stoker Petty Officer, D/K 65280, drowned


Galatea, light cruiser

 WOOD, William B, Supply Assistant, D/MX 51179, died from fall



Monday, 1 February 1937


Orion, light cruiser

 BEDFORD, Arthur W F, Boy 1c, C/JX 144182, illness



Wednesday, 3 February 1937


Barham, battleship

 WISE, David G H, Midshipman, illness


RM Depot Portsmouth

 MILLER, Major H Mac D, Colour Sergeant, RM, 215819 (Po), illness



Thursday, 4 February 1937


Rainbow, submarine

 BERLYN, Arthur C, Lieutenant (E), illness



Friday, 5 February 1937


FAA, 825 Sqn, Glorious, ex-battlecruiser, aircraft carrier, air crash at sea, both killed

 OVERAL, Bert, Telegraphist, P/JX 129984

 VARDON, Gerald A, Lieutenant


Royal Naval Reserve

 PETTIT, Peter F, Chief Skipper, RNR, illness



Saturday, 6 February 1937


Devonport Dockyard

 HIGGINSON, Edgar, Constable, RM Police, RMP X 266 (Ply), accidentally killed



Wednesday, 10 February 1937


Orion, light cruiser

 BULLEN, John J, Marine, P/X 1484, illness



Friday, 12 February 1937


Drake, Devonport

 THOMAS, Kenneth W, Engine Room Artificer 2c, D/M 34509, illness


Laconia, passenger liner

 CONNELL, Ernest W, Lieutenant, RNR, illness


Pembroke, Chatham

 BRADLEY, George F, Petty Officer, C/J 28505, illness


Royal Naval Reserve

 MORGAN, John E, Skipper, RNR, illness



Saturday, 13 February 1937


Cairo, light cruiser

 TURNER, John F, Able Seaman, P/J 92408, illness


Defiance, Devonport

 WHITE, Victor J, Telegraphist, D/J 136249, road accident, killed


Drake, Devonport

 MCMAHON, Patrick, Leading Signalman, D/JX 133965, illness


Lucia, submarine depot ship

 PROCTOR, John H, Stoker 1c, D/KX 83046, illness


Victoria & Albert, Royal Yacht

 HOPKINS, Alex T, Colour Sergeant, RM, 214967 (Po), illness



Sunday, 14 February 1937


Nelson, battleship

 GREEN, James, Leading Stoker, P/KX 87359, illness


RM Portsmouth Division

 REYNOLDS, William H, Marine, X 2076 (Po), illness



Monday, 15 February 1937


Drake, Devonport

 LEONARD, Hubert, Signalman, D/JX 134796, illness


FAA, 821 Sqn, Courageous, ex-battlecruiser, aircraft carrier, air crash, all killed

 CURRIE, William H, Telegraphist, C/JX 133704

 LAKE, George E, Sub Lieutenant

 MACDONALD, Roderick W, Lieutenant



Tuesday, 16 February 1937


Ganges, Shotley/Harwich

 DIXON, George E, Boy 2c, JX 150012, illness



Wednesday, 17 February 1937


Repulse, battlecruiser

 GARRAWAY, Francis, Able Seaman, P/J 29054, illness



Monday, 22 February 1937


Royal Navy

 EARLE, John C M, Cadet, accidentally killed



Tuesday, 23 February 1937


Drake, Devonport

 HOPKINS, James H, Telegraphist, D/JX 138891, illness


Pembroke, Chatham

 MEMORY, Stanley T, Electrical Artificer Apprentice, M 54069, illness


RN Barracks Portsmouth

 RUMBELOW, Robert H, Stoker 1c, P/KX 83740, accidentally killed


Royal Navy

 SWAYNE, Philip M, Cadet, accidentally killed


Victory, Portsmouth

 GLADDIS, Albert O, Assistant Cook, P/MX 52136, illness



Wednesday, 24 February 1937


Boadicea, destroyer

 PARVEN, Walter J, Able Seaman, P/JX 138466, illness



Saturday, 27 February 1937


Resurce, fleet repair ship

 PEPPER, Frank V, Supply Chief Petty Officer, C/MX 53383, illness



Monday, 1 March 1937


Royal Navy

 APPLEYARD, Harold P L L, Paymaster Lieutenant, illness



Tuesday, 2 March 1937


Ganges, Shotley/Harwich

 BROUGH, George T, Boy 2c, JX 150358, illness



Thursday, 4 March 1937


Esk, destroyer

 DEACON, William H, Able Seaman, P/JX 149948, drowned



Saturday, 6 March 1937


Hood, battlecruiser, mooring accident

 SMITH, Douglas D, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 141775, killed (see also 8 March),



Sunday, 7 March 1937


Greenwich, destroyer depot ship

 FRY, Harold J, Sailmaker, D/J 28639, illness



Monday, 8 March 1937


Hood, battlecruiser, mooring accident on 6th

 HAYWARD, Walter J, Corporal, RMLI, 217037 (Po), DOI



Thursday, 11 March 1937


Naval Ordnance Department of Admiralty

 MARSHALSEA, Percy G, Lieutenant, illness



Friday, 12 March 1937


Greenwich, destroyer depot ship

 LE HURAY, Donald L, Able Seaman, P/J 51936, illness



Sunday, 14 March 1937


Drake, Devonport

 WILLIAMS, Richard A J, Chief Electrical Artificer 2c, D/M 36723, illness



Monday, 15 March 1937


Royal Navy, air crash

 WICKS, Richard W, Lieutenant, killed



Tuesday, 16 March 1937


Rodney, battleship

 SMITH, Walter D, Painter, D/MX 50250, illness



Wednesday, 17 March 1937


Bulldog, destroyer

 BLOWFIELD, Robert, Telegraphist, C/UDX/604, illness


Pembroke, Chatham

 BANKS, Ernest A, Able Seaman, C/JX 135601, illness



Saturday, 20 March 1937


Royal Navy

 MOODY, George C, Stoker Petty Officer, P/K 59431, illness



Sunday, 21 March 1937


Impregnable, Devonport

 STAYTE, Joseph J, Able Seaman, D/J 114260, road accident, killed


Repulse, battlecruiser

 WYKES, Walter A, Able Seaman, P/J 111568, illness



Monday, 22 March 1937


FAA, 800 Sqn, Courageous, ex-battlecruiser, aircraft carrier

 JELF, Christopher B, Lieutenant, illness



Thursday, 25 March 1937


Courageous, ex-battlecruiser, aircraft carrier

 FARMER, Alfred A L, Marine, 21630 (Po), illness



Saturday, 27 March 1937


Royal Navy

 BYRNE, John, Boy 2c, JX 149054, illness



Sunday, 28 March 1937


Nelson, battleship

 MORRIS, Arthur S H, Commander, illness



Monday, 29 March 1937


Personnel Services, Department of Admiralty

 LILLEY, Austen G, Captain, illness



Wednesday, 31 March 1937


Royal Naval Reserve

 BARBER, William H, Chief Skipper, RNR, illness


Victory, Portsmouth

 GLOVER, Percy, Chief Stoker, P/K 59714, illness



Thursday, 1 April 1937


RM, Chatham Division

 HAIZELDEN, Alfred G, Colour Sergeant, RM, 10591 (Ch), 19937 (Pens), died



Sunday, 4 April 1937


Drake, Devonport

 PAGE, William J, Stoker 2c, D/KX 90844, illness



Monday, 5 April 1937


RM Barracks Chatham

 BENNETT, Edward, Marine, 19821 (Ch), illness



Wednesday, 7 April 1937


Royal Naval Reserve

 MOORE, Thomas W, Honorary Lieutenant, RNR, illness


Victory, Portsmouth

 ASHFORD, Thomas S, Shipwright 1c, P/M 33941, died



Sunday, 11 April 1937


Devonshire, heavy cruiser

 MALIA, Carmelo, Leading Steward, E/LX 20877, illness



Wednesday, 14 April 1937


RM Barracks Chatham

 HOME, Ian H, Marine, X 1655 (Ply), illness



Friday, 16 April 1937


Enterprise, light cruiser

 MACE, George W, Ordinary Seaman, P/SSX 17573, illness



Tuesday, 20 April 1937


Impregnable, Devonport

 STANIFORD, George F, Able Seaman, D/J 109508, accidentally killed



Sunday, 25 April 1937


Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

 GRAY, George, Lieutenant Commander, RNVR, illness



Monday, 26 April 1937


Royal Naval Reserve

 MORGAN, John C V, Commander, RNR, illness



Tuesday, 27 April 1937


Royal Oak, battleship

 CAMPBELL, Patrick M, Boy 1c, JX 148593, died



Friday, 30 April 1937


Victory, Portsmouth

 DAVIES, Sydney, Chief Stoker, P/K 60052, illness



Saturday, 1 May 1937


Royal Sovereign, battleship

 ELSON, Dennis A R, Leading Seaman, D/JX 138407, illness



Sunday, 2 May 1937


Dorsetshire, heavy cruiser

 WALKER, Alfred J, Stoker Petty Officer, D/K 55148, illness


Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

 LIVINGSTON, Charles, Honorary Commander, RNVR, illness



Monday, 3 May 1937


Cardiff, light cruiser

 BAKER, Reginald H, Marine, CH/X 1549, illness



Wednesday, 5 May 1937


Victory, Portsmouth

 SWATHERIDGE, Leonard F, Joiner 4c, P/MX 54253, road accident, killed



Monday, 10 May 1937


Drake, Devonport

 LEAHY, Herbert T, Supply Assistant, D/MX 52765, illness


Wanderer, destroyer

 HALL, Albert E, Able Seaman, C/J 102984, drowned



Tuesday, 11 May 1937


Drake, Devonport

 PERRYMAN, Dennis, Stoker Petty Officer, D/K 56057, illness


FAA, 821 Sqn, Courageous, ex-battlecruiser, aircraft carrier

 BAXTER, Frederick G, Telegraphist, D/JX 125974, accidentally killed



Thursday, 13 May 1937




Hunter, destroyer (above - Navy Photos/Mark Teadham), mined in Mediterranean off Almeria during the Spanish Civil War

 BETTRIDGE, Arthur, Leading Seaman, D/JX 135096, killed

 CRAWFORD, George H, Ordinary Seaman, D/SSX 17152, killed

 GRIFFITHS, John H, Petty Officer Cook, D/MX 48073, killed

 HOUSE, Leslie V, Able Seaman, D/JX 135005, killed

 SWIGGS, Wilfrid R, Stoker Petty Officer, D/K 56346, killed

 TURNER, Bertie C, Petty Officer, D/J 72652, killed

 WAITES, Alfred, Stoker 1c, D/KX 86525, killed

 WATTERS, William, Leading Seaman, D/JX 130358, killed



Tuesday, 18 May 1937


Victory I, Portsmouth

 LOWMAN, Edgar M, Able Seaman, P/JX 128978, illness



Friday, 21 May 1937


Skipjack, minesweeper

 INGRAM, Frederick, Stoker Petty Officer, C/K 59866, illness



Saturday, 22 May 1937


Dolphin, Gosport

 SAWYER, Herbert J, Chief Petty Officer, C/JX 152928, illness



Tuesday, 25 May 1937


Pembroke, Chatham

 BEARD, Sidney J, Leading Stoker, C/K 63616, illness



Monday, 31 May 1937


Queen Elizabeth, battleship

 ST JOHN, Ralph G J, Act/Sub Lieutenant, illness



Tuesday, 1 June 1937


RM Plymouth Barracks

 SMITH, Rodney B F, Lieutenant, RM, illness



Wednesday, 2 June 1937


Royal Naval Reserve

 PLATTS, William, Chief Skipper, RNR, illness



Sunday, 6 June 1937


Berwick, heavy cruiser

 DOWN, Eric F, Leading Stoker, D/KX 79932, illness



Thursday, 10 June 1937


RM Plymouth Division

 SYMONS, Albert, Colour Sergeant, RM, 16662 (Ply), illness



Friday, 11 June 1937


Victory I, Portsmouth

 FLICKER, John, Able Seaman, P/J 107300, illness



Saturday, 12 June 1937


Gipsy, destroyer

 RANSOME, Philip C, Lieutenant Commander, illness



Monday, 14 June 1937


RM Portsmouth Division

 HAYNES, Henry S J, Corporal, RM, 22744 (Po), died



Wednesday, 16 June 1937


RM Plymouth Division

 HOLT, Ronald J, Marine, X 1440 (Ply), illness



Monday, 21 June 1937


Capetown, light cruiser

 BOND, Alfred, Able Seaman, D/J 55438, illness


Devonshire, heavy cruiser

 BRINDLEY, Thomas, Boy 1c, D/JX 148446, illness



Tuesday, 22 June 1937


Pembroke, Chatham

 WHITTINGTON, Herbert H, Supply Chief Petty Officer, C/M 26033, illness



Thursday, 24 June 1937


Royal Naval Reserve

 MAHONEY, Arthur M, Paymaster Sub Lieutenant, RNR, illness


Royal Navy

 TITE, Luther V, Commissioned Gunner, illness


Victory, Portsmouth

 FISHER, Sir William W, Admiral, illness



Friday, 25 June 1937


Suffolk, heavy cruiser

 REDFERN, James, Stoker 2c, P/KX 89427, accidentally killed



Sunday, 27 June 1937


Dorsetshire, heavy cruiser

 CAMERON, Stanley R, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 140622, illness



Monday, 28 June 1937


Cumberland, heavy cruiser

 BROOKE-SHORT, Cecil, Major, RM, illness



Tuesday, 29 June 1937


Douglas, flotilla leader

 PAINTIN, Leslie A C, Able Seaman, P/JX 133896, illness



Wednesday, 30 June 1937


Glasgow, light cruiser

 BROWNE, Charles A, Captain, illness



Friday, 2 July 1937


Ganges, Shotley/Harwich

 DAVENPORT, Harry, Boy Telegraphist, D/JX 149205, accidentally killed



Saturday, 3 July 1937


RN Hospital, Haslar

 RAYHILL, Frank, Sick Berth Chief Petty Officer, P/M 28992, illness



Sunday, 4 July 1937


Cormorant, Gibraltar

 ADAMS, Clifford, Telegraphist, P/JX 136214, accidentally killed



Monday, 5 July 1937


Cardiff, light cruiser

 HOWARD, Alfred J, Able Seaman, C/JX 126592, illness



Wednesday, 7 July 1937


Drake, Devonport

 WEST, Alexander G, Leading Seaman, D/JX 132508, road accident, killed



Friday, 9 July 1937


On loan to Royal Australian Navy

 LA TROBE, Ronald, Petty Officer, D/JX 25586, died



Wednesday, 14 July 1937


HM Coast Guard Southend, Essex

 PHILLIPS, Walter, Chief Officer, HMCG, illness



Saturday, 17 July 1937


Vernon, Portsmouth

 STAFFORD, George, Petty Officer, C/JX 127679, illness



Saturday, 24 July 1937


Pembroke, Chatham

 THOMPSON, John J H, Stoker 2c, C/KX 91463, accidentally killed



Monday, 26 July 1937


Victory, Portsmouth

 STEWART, Charles J, Stoker 1c, P/KX 77023, illness



Tuesday, 27 July 1937


Ganges, Shotley/Harwich

 PRATT, Arthur W J, Boy 2c, JX 153704, illness



Saturday, 31 July 1937


RM Barracks Chatham

 TAYLOR, Frank, Musician, RMB X 257 (Ch), died



Sunday, 1 August 1937


Rodney, battleship

 FITZGERALD, Michael, Able Seaman, D/JX 110635, died



Thursday, 5 August 1937


Excellent, Portsmouth

 EASTON, Arthur R, Ordnance Artificer 4c, P/MX 54557, road accident, died


Wishart, destroyer

 CONNOLLY, William H, Able Seaman, C/JX 139213, drowned



Friday, 6 August 1937


Ramillies, battleship

 SITWELL, Peter S L, Paymaster Midshipman, illness



Tuesday, 17 August 1937


FAA, 810 Sqn, Courageous, ex-battlecruiser, aircraft carrier, air crash

 GOLDSMITH, John A, Lieutenant, killed



Thursday, 19 August 1937


Rodney, battleship

 DAW, Walter E, Boy 1c, D/SSX 19193, accidentally killed



Friday, 20 August 1937


Cardiff, light cruiser

 ALLEN, Herbert, Sick Berth Petty Officer, (service number not listed), died



Saturday, 21 August 1937


RN Hospital, Haslar

 O'SHEA, William H, Leading Sick Berth Attendant, P/MX 47445, illness



Sunday, 22 August 1937


Royal Fleet Wing, Plymouth (as recorded, unit not known)

 SAUNDERS, Arthur, Stoker, P/KX 76060, illness



Monday, 23 August 1937


Cardiff, light cruiser

 MARKS, Albert E, Chief Stoker, P/K 28977, died



Thursday, 26 August 1937


Skipjack, minesweeper

 PHILPOTT, Leonard G, Leading Steward, C/L 13487, died



Saturday, 28 August 1937


Drake, Devonport

 KING, Walter E, Able Seaman, D/JX 127981, illness



Tuesday, 31 August 1937


RM Barracks Chatham

 SCOTT, George H, Marine, 22916 (Ch), accidentally killed



Friday, 3 September 1937


FAA, 801 Sqn, Furious, aircraft carrier, air crash

 KNOCKER, Charles A, Sub Lieutenant, killed


RN Hospital, Plymouth

 MORSE, William C, Corporal, RM, G 17740 (Ply), bicycle accident, killed



Saturday, 4 September 1937


Furious, aircraft carrier

 PHILP, Stephen R, Able Seaman, D/J 107388, illness



Tuesday, 7 September 1937


Eagle, aircraft carrier

 BENNETT, Robert W, Petty Officer, D/JX 135100, accidentally killed



Wednesday, 8 September 1937


Ganges, Shotley/Harwich

 ROSER, Herbert, Marine, 21-61 (Ch), illness


Grafton, destroyer

 GRANT, Peter, Able Seaman, SSX 15583, died


RM Portsmouth Division

 HOWE, James W, Marine, 215519 (Po), illness



Friday, 10 September 1937


Drake, Devonport

 FORD, Frederick W, Petty Officer, D/J 110354, illness



Saturday, 11 September 1937


Drake, Devonport

 APPLEBY, John R, Able Seaman, D/JX 152168, illness



Wednesday, 15 September 1937


Capetown, light cruiser

 O'DRISCOLL, James A, Ordinary Seaman, D/SSX 17998, drowned


Victory, Portsmouth

 SHIELS, George, Stoker 1c, P/KX 76611, illness



Thursday, 16 September 1937


Caroline, ex-cruiser, drill ship, Belfast

 WARD, Charles H V, Chief Petty Officer, D/239383, illness



Monday, 20 September 1937


Vernon, Portsmouth

 GILLHAM, Wilfred F, Electrical Artificer 5c, C/MX 54472, accidentally killed



Wednesday, 22 September 1937


Drake, Devonport

 STANSBURY, William T, Chief Engine Room Artificer, D/M 7954, illness


Furious, aircraft carrier

 HALL, William, Stoker 1c, D/KX 86583, illness



Thursday, 23 September 1937


Apollo, light cruiser (HMAS Hobart in 1938)

 ROE, Thomas F, Able Seaman, D/JX 125986, drowned



Friday, 24 September 1937


Caledonia, Rosyth

 WOODS, Arthur H, Sailmaker, C/J 43764, illness


Halcyon, minesweeper

 MANNS, Albert A B, Leading Steward, P/LX 20008, died



Monday, 27 September 1937


Devonshire, heavy cruiser

 QUINN, William, Boy 1c, D/JX 148364, heat stroke, died


Motor Torpedo Boat, MTB.6

 FARRANT, William H, Able Seaman, C/JX 134749, DOI in RN Hospital Malta



Thursday, 30 September 1937


Leander, light cruiser

 FORBES, William, Leading Seaman, D/JX 132031, drowned

 PATERSON, Alexander M, Able Seaman, D/JX 142115, drowned


Weston, sloop

 FRASER, William, Able Seaman, P/JX 151460, illness



Tuesday, 5 October 1937


Drake, Devonport

 PHILLIPS, William H, Lieutenant, illness



Thursday, 7 October 1937


Royal Sovereign, battleship

 FENNELL, Alfred E W, Officer's Cook 2c, D/L 9663, illness



Saturday, 9 October 1937


Royal Oak, battleship

 EADES, Thomas E, Engine Room Artificer 4c, D/MX 53904, illness



Sunday, 10 October 1937


Wolfhound, destroyer

 BRADLEY, Henry G N, Telegraphist, C/J 32678, illness



Monday, 11 October 1937


FAA, 801 Sqn, Furious, aircraft carrier, air crash

 HARLEY, William R, Lieutenant, killed



Tuesday, 12 October 1937


Glasgow, light cruiser

 JEFFERIES, Archibald J, Boy 1c, P /JX 150264, accidentally killed



Wednesday, 13 October 1937


Excellent, Portsmouth

 DEUCHAR, William J, Gunner, illness



Monday, 18 October 1937


Cockchafer, river gunboat

 HARDING, Dennis, Chief Petty Officer, D/JX 146583, illness


Drake, Devonport

 COATES, Thomas P, Leading Telegraphist, D/J 39362, road accident, killed



Tuesday, 19 October 1937


Drake, Devonport

 THOMAS, George H B, Able Seaman, D/J 108505, illness



Thursday, 21 October 1937


RN Hospital, Plymouth

 TAYLOR, Alexander G, Surgeon Commander, illness


Vindictive, cruiser

 LAY, Harold A, Leading Signalman, C/JX 130491, illness



Friday, 22 October 1937


Enterprise, light cruiser

 PERRY, Percy W, Petty Officer, D/JX 147102, illness


Herald, survey ship

 TREJIDJO, Frederick T, Leading Seaman, D/JX 126449, illness



Sunday, 24 October 1937


Neptune, light cruiser

 ROEBUCK, George A, Ordinary Seaman, D/SSX 18227, drowned



Tuesday, 26 October 1937


Royal Naval Reserve

 WARMAN, Edmund, Chief Skipper, RNR, illness



Friday, 29 October 1937


Iron Duke, gunnery training ship

 WIGHTMAN, William, Engine Room Artificer 1c, RNR, E D 214, illness



Saturday, 30 October 1937


RN Barracks Portsmouth

 MYERS, Charles, Able Seaman, C/JX 128824, illness



Monday, 1 November 1937


Nelson, battleship

 CLARKE, William F, Officer's Cook 2c, P/L 14027, died



Tuesday, 2 November 1937


Apollo, light cruiser (HMAS Hobart in 1938)

 SPICER, Hector C, Stoker Petty Officer, D/K 58974, illness



Wednesday, 3 November 1937


RM Engineers

 LINGWOOD, George, Sapper, RME 1874332, illness


Vernon, Portsmouth

 COOKE, Walter C, Senior Master, illness



Saturday, 6 November 1937


Defiance, Devonport

 FROST, Robert G, Able Seaman, D/J 30105, illness



Sunday, 7 November 1937


Hostile, destroyer

 MURRAY, Albert, Able Seaman, C/JX 148718, accidentally killed


RM Barracks Chatham

 KIRKHAM, Alfred J, Corporal, RM, 21082 (Ch), accidentally killed



Friday, 12 November 1937


Fortune, destroyer

 LEGGETT, Russell, Petty Officer, C/J 56608, illness



Saturday, 13 November 1937


Active, destroyer

 SPERRING, Charles H, Lieutenant (E), illness, died in RN Hospital Malta


Dolphin, Gosport

 TRELEASE, Ernest, Stoker 1c, P/K 58558, illness



Sunday, 14 November 1937


RN Barracks Portsmouth

 HUGHES, John F, Ordinary Seaman, P/SSX 23092, died



Saturday, 20 November 1937


Royal Marine Police

 WESTWOOD, Albert, Sergeant, RMP 80 (Ch), illness



Sunday, 21 November 1937


Cumberland, heavy cruiser

 WHITE, Richard F, Mechanician 1c, C/KX 78073, illness


Resource, fleet repair ship

 HUTTON, James, Able Seaman, P/JX 139667, accidentally killed



Saturday, 27 November 1937


York, heavy cruiser

 LOVEDAY, George F, Shipwright, C/MX 47403, illness



Sunday, 28 November 1937


Ganges, Shotley/Harwich

 DUNHAM, Bernard W C, Boy 2c, JX 153295, illness


Osprey, Portland

 WESTWOOD, Ronald, Able Seaman, P/JX 145341, road crash, killed



Monday, 29 November 1937


Hastings, sloop

 WILLIAMSON, George E, Lieutenant, illness



Tuesday, 30 November 1937


Caledonia, Rosyth

 HAMILTON, Shaun R, Boy 2c, JX 158409, illness

 SHEPHERD, William K, Boy 2c, J 155466, illness


FAA, 711 Sqn, London, air crash, both killed

 BOOTH, Patrick A, Lieutenant

 BURNS, Norman S, Leading Aircraftsman, RAF, 590712 


Wednesday, 1 December 1937


Basilisk, destroyer

 ERSKINE, Ralph J, Lieutenant, illness



Saturday, 4 December 1937


Pandora, submarine

 DALE, Frederick, Able Seaman, P/J 30004, illness



Sunday, 5 December 1937


Ladybird, river gunboat

 WEEKLY, Charles R S, Stoker Petty Officer, P/K 57847, drowned



Tuesday, 7 December 1937


Caledonia, Rosyth

 DOUGLAS, Gordon, Boy 2c, JX 154758, illness



Thursday, 9 December 1937


Barham, battleship

 HUDSON, John S, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 141980, drowned



Thursday, 9 December 1937


Peterel, river gunboat

 HOLLOWAY, Frederick E, Leading Seaman, P/J 94303, died



Sunday, 12 December 1937


Hotspur, destroyer

 POTTS, Bertram D, Able Seaman, C/JX 141042, illness


Ladybird, river gunboat, Japanese shelling

 LONERGAN, Terrance N, Sick Berth Attendant, C/MX 50739, died



Wednesday, 15 December 1937


Royal Oak, battleship

 SKINGSLEY, Ronald S, Marine, X 899 (Ply), illness



Saturday, 18 December 1937


Capetown, light cruiser

 NICHOLL, Horace R, Cook, D/MX 51489, accidentally killed


Cardiff, light cruiser

 BROOMHAM, Charles, Chief Stoker, KX 75990, illness



Sunday, 19 December 1937


Victory, Portsmouth

 GILFILLAIN, Joseph E, Stoker 1c, D/KX 87920, illness



Wednesday, 22 December 1937


Drake, Devonport

 MITCHELL, George C, Marine, 19924 (Ply), illness



Friday, 24 December 1937


Folkestone, sloop

 CORNWELL, Arthur J, Supply Petty Officer, C/M 38229, illness


on to 1938
or return to inter-war casualties, 1918-1939

revised 3/9/11