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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 JANUARY 1940 - in date, ship/unit & name order

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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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Western Europe - German plans for a Western offensive (Operation 'Gelb') were postponed. Planning went ahead for the invasion of Norway under codename 'Weserubung'.

Merchant Shipping War - U-boats were particularly active in the Moray Firth area off the Scottish coast and in the rest of the North Sea through until March 1940. In January alone they sank 14 ships - all neutrals.

Monday, 1 January 1940

1st - AA cruiser Coventry was damaged in an air raid on the Shetland Islands, north of Scotland.

 DAVIS, William C, Able Seaman, D/217059, illness, died
Moreton (RAN)
 WYE, Henry W J, Able Seaman, B 1885 (RANR),  illness, died
Pretoria Castle
 HARMAN, Samuel, Petty Officer, C/J 238553, drowned
 PRICE, William, Stoker 1c, D/KX 17213, died
 LOWE, Arthur F, Petty Officer, P/J 17702, illness, died
Tuesday, 2 January 1940
Stuart (RAN)
 ELLIS, John F, Able Seaman, S 3058 (RANR), illness, died
Wednesday, 3 January 1940
Ceres, light cruiser
 HANLON, John, Stoker 1c, D/K 20964, MPK
Friday, 5 January 1940
 METHERALL, William C, Stoker 1c, D/K 8891, died
Ely (ship type not known)
 HARRISON, Robert H A, Chief Engineman, T.124, died
FAA, 759 Sqn, Raven, air crash
 SHEPHERD, George H, Act/Petty OfficerAirman, C/JX 137529, killed
Kingston Cornelian, ship loss
 ADAMS, James, Seaman, RNR (PS), LT/5897 D, killed
 ANDERSON, William G, 2nd Hand, RNR (PS), C/X 18706 A, MPK
 BARLETT, John D, Signalman, RNVR, C/LD/X 3837, MPK
 BARTLETT, John D, Signalman, RNVR, C/LD/X 3837, MPK
 BLACKBURN, George T, Stoker, RNR (PS), LT/X 10110 S, MPK
 BRUCE, Norman D, Seaman, RNR (PS), LT/X 19024 A, MPK
 CRIMLIS, Ronald, Seaman, RNR (PS), LT/X 21217 A, MPK
 DENNANT, Arthur G, Seaman Cook, RNPS, LT/JX 165944, MPK
 DUNLOP, James, Stoker, RNR (PS), LT/X 10274 S, MPK
 FISH, Lawrence, Seaman, RNR (PS), LT/X 23179 A, MPK
 GREEN, William, Skipper, RNR, MPK
 HAYTER, William H, Seaman, RNR (PS), LT/X 19471 A, MPK
 HOSSACK, James, Seaman, RNR (PS), LT/X 7895 C, MPK
 MACKAY, Donald H, Seaman, RNR (PS), LT/X 18129 A, MPK
 MAGUIRE, John, Leading Seaman, RNR (PS), LT/X 9436 B, MPK
 MCDONNELL, John, Engineman, RNPS, LT/KX 97926, MPK
 NORMAN, Arthur E, Able Seaman, P/J 48868, MPK
 PEARCE, Philip M, Ordinary Signalman, RNVR, P/LD/X 4313, MPK
 SMITH, James, Engineman, RNR, LT/X 5953 ES, MPK
 MILLS, Harold S, Petty Officer, C/J 91272, died
Saturday, 6 January 1940
 FYFE, George, Deck Trimmer, T.124, MPK
Denbighshire, steamship
 HOWES, James F, Marine, CH/25936, (President III, O/P), died
 HARRISS, Albert A, Leading Seaman, C/J 16519, died
 WESTLAKE, Ernest W W, Leading Air Fitter, P/FX 76107, died
Sunday, 7 January 1940

7th - Home Fleet submarines suffered heavy losses in the Heligoland area at the hands of German minesweeper patrols, starting with SEAHORSE. On the same day UNDINE was sunk but all her crew were rescued. A third was sunk two days later.

British Liberty, steamship
 PRESTON, Claude W, Marine, CH/23005, (President III, O/P), killed

Seahorse, submarine, lost

 ARMSTRONG, Eric, Act/Yeoman of Signals, C/J 98393, MPK
 BAKER, John C, Lieutenant, MPK
 BAZLEY, Herbert G, Telegraphist, D/JX 135256, MPK
 CAIN, Arthur P, Able Seaman, C/JX 151568, MPK
 CLATWORTHTY, Ulric W, Petty Officer, D/J 105929, MPK
 COCKBURN, Alexander, Warrant Engineer, MPK
 COIT, George E, Leading Stoker, C/KX 62287, MPK
 COMBE, John J, Telegraphist, D/JX 134088, MPK
 COMER, John F, Leading Stoker, C/KX 82255, MPK
 DUNWELL, Jack, Leading Seaman, D/JX 134887, MPK
 ELDRIDGE, Walter J E, Signalman, RFR, C/J 85635, MPK
 EYRE, Frank, Act/Leading Seaman, D/JX 140396, MPK
 FLEMING, John W, Lieutenant, MPK
 HINES, Reginald H, Stoker 1c, D/KX 88993, MPK
 HYDE, John H, Stoker 2c, D/KX 82154, MPK
 JENKINSON, James W, Telegraphist, D/J 79620, MPK
 KEWELL, John R, Leading Stoker, P/KX 82275, MPK
 LAWRENSON, Desmond R, Engine Room Artificer 4c, P/MX 48910, MPK
 LEE, Philip S, Stoker Petty Officer, D/KX 79096, MPK
 MARSHALL, John E, Stoker 1c, P/KX 79207, MPK
 MASSY-DAWSON, Dennis S, Lieutenant, MPK
 MAYNE, Richard C, Able Seaman, D/JX 137405, MPK
 MORGAN, Alfred B, Act/Leading Seaman, C/JX 137966, MPK
 PACKER, William M H, Engine Room Artificer 3c, D/MX 46952, MPK
 PERHAM, Donald, Stoker 1c, D/KX 86366, MPK
 PHIPPS, Joseph C, Act/Leading Stoker, P/KX 84275, MPK
 PUGHE, Arthur, Petty Officer Telegraphist, D/J 109802, MPK
 SKILLING, Albert A V, Petty Officer, P/J 103896, MPK
 SMITH, Archibald C S, Engine Room Artificer 1c, C/MX 47764, MPK
 STANTON, Sydney C, Able Seaman, RFR, D/J 11337, MPK
 STEVENTON, Alec, Act/Leading Stoker, P/KX 84268, MPK
 SUMMERS, Ernest R S, Electrical Artificer 3c, D/MX 46567, MPK
 THAIN, William, Lieutenant, RNR, MPK
 WATSON, Ernest, Stoker 1c, RFR, D/SS 121121, MPK
 WESSON, Richard R, Able Seaman, D/J 109893, MPK
 WESTBURY, Eustace G, Able Seaman, D/J 110045, MPK
 WHITE, John H, Petty Officer, D/J 10995, MPK
 WILSON, Leonard J, Engine Room Artificer 4c, D/MX 48678, MPK
 WINDLEY, Harry S, Able Seaman, C/JX 137778, MPK
Monday, 8 January 1940
 SWANN, Robert M, Stoker, RNR (PS), LT/X 102955,
drowning, died
Haideri (RIN)
 ABDUL, Satar M, Engine Room Serang, 70229 (RIN), died

9th - Two days after the sinking of two Home Fleet submarines, STARFISH was also lost, but again all her crew were saved. British submarine operations in the Heligoland Bight were abandoned.

Wednesday, 10 January 1940
Nelson, battleship
 BUCKLEY, Cecil A, Boy 1c, P/JX 154023
, accident, DOW
Rodney, battleship
 MOSTYN, Hon John L L, Midshipman
, accident, killed
Thursday, 11 January 1940
Danae, light cruiser
 HIXON, Alfred J, Able Seaman, P/J 92879, died
Dunluce Castle, illness
 CARTER, Reginald, Lieutenant, RNVR, died
FAA, 803 Sqn, Merlin, air crash
 BARR, John D W, Midshipman (A), DOW
 RUBIE, Harry, Stoker 1c, C/K 66668, died
Olympia, bombing
 MCULLOUGH, Samuel, Able Seaman, D/JX 159461, killed
Friday, 12 January 1940
Berwick, heavy cruiser
 BROWN, Leslie A, Ordnance Artificer 4c, P MX 54993
, illness, died
Valdora, ship loss
 HARRIS, Ben, 1st Engineman, T.124, MPK
 HARRIS, Ben, Engineman, T.124, killed
 LEA, John T, Fireman, T.124, MPK
 MCCALL, Arthur, 3rd Hand, T.124, MPK
 PICKETT, Douglas, Deck Hand, T.124, MPK
 POTTERTON, Albert, Ty/Skipper, RNR, MPK
 POTTERTON, Rowland, Fireman, T.124, MPK
 RUMBELOW, Dick, 2nd Hand, T.124, MPK
 SMITH, Osborne, 2nd Engineman, T.124, MPK
 SWABY, Thomas, Deck Hand, T.124, MPK
 WELDON, Tom, Cook, T.124, MPK
Saturday, 13 January 1940
 WAITE, Richard, Ordinary Seaman, D/SSX 27207, died
 MORRIS, Robert G, Stoker 2c, D/KX 99760, died
 SELL, Donald S, Ordinary Seaman, RNVR, D/BD/X 1643, died
Sunday, 14 January 1940
Drake II
 HEWITT, Hector W, Cook, D/MX 51462, accident, killed
 LLEWELLYN, Llewellyn S E, Lieutenant Commander, Rtd, died
Wessex, collision
 TAYLOR, Ronald A, Signalman, P/JX 136115, killed
Tuesday, 16 January 1940
 CUNNINGHAM, George, Stoker, C/KX 89083, drowned
Iverdangle, steamship
 TANDY, Henry A, Chief Petty Officer, P/J 21089, (President III, O/P), killed
Wednesday, 17 January 1940
 BEATTIE, Kenneth A, Captain, illness, died
 BUTLER, Robert F, Boy 1c, JX 162148, illness, died
Polzella, steamship
 DUNLEVY, Robert J, Chief Petty Officer, P/J 14938, (President III, O/P), killed
Thursday, 18 January 1940
Cerberus (RAN)
 BURTON, Stanley P B, Able Seaman, 14228 (RAN), illness, died
 PEACE, Alfred G, Captain, Rtd, died
FAA, 712 Sqn, Norfolk, heavy cruiser, air crash
 BAXTER, John, Leading Airman, FX 76321, killed
 POPE, Edward F, Lieutenant (A), killed
Gloucester III
 PUNTER, William J, Able Seaman, C/J 39443, died
RAF, 803 Sqn, Wick, air crash
 UREN, George E, Leading Airman, FX 77469, killed
Friday, 19 January 1940

 19th - As destroyer GRENVILLE returned from contraband control off the Dutch coast she was lost on a destroyer-laid mine off the Thames Estuary.

Birmingham, light cruiser
 RINGDAHL, Knut E O, Surgeon Lieutenant, RNVR, illness, died

Cardiff, light cruiser
 CORBETT, Louis J, Surgeon Lieutenant Commander, illness, died

Grenville, destroyer, ship loss

 ALLDAY, Henry A, Act/Engine Room Artificer 4c, P/MX 59335, MPK
 AUSTIN, Malcolm C, Able Seaman, P/SSX 19991, killed
 AVERY, Ronald V, Able Seaman, P/JX 138787, MPK
 BASTICK, Eric J, Able Seaman, P/JX 144407, MPK
 BATTEN, Ernest J, Stoker 1c, P/KX 85927, MPK
 BEAUMONT, Frank, Cook (S), P/MX 49819, MPK
 BICK, Ernest A, Leading Seaman, P/J 94072, killed
 BRIDLE, Harold R M, Stoker 1c, P/KX 92818, MPK
 BURKE, Cuthbert T, Chief Engine Room Artificer 1c, P/MX 55924, MPK
 CARTER, Thomas, Act/Cook, P/MX 59531, MPK
 CHANNELL, Leonard W, Ordinary Signalman, P/JX 153602, MPK
 COLLINS, William L E, Able Seaman, P/J 84772, MPK
 CURRIE, Ronald C L, Act/Leading Seaman, P/JX 134482, MPK
 DARRAGH, William, Able Seaman, P/SSX 14757, MPK
 DENNING, William C P, Ordnance Artificer 1c, P/M 7373, killed
 DEWAR, Arthur J, Act/Leading Seaman, P/JX 130332, MPK
 DRAPER, Edmund A, Leading Signalman, P/JX 131949, MPK
 DUKES, Arthur S, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 24099, MPK
 FETTES, Gordon, Ordinary Signalman, P/JX 154112, MPK
 GOODALL, Robert L, Act/Leading Stoker, P/KX 82773, killed
 HARDIMAN, George S, Stoker 1c, P/KX 92864, MPK
 HOLLIER, Reginald C J, Ordinary Seaman, P/SSX 22201, MPK
 HORSCROFT, James W, Stoker 1c, RFR, P/KX 77995 B 20192, MPK
 HOULTON, John J, Canteen Manager, NAAFI, MPK
 HYDE, Charles, Able Seaman, P/XX 23099, MPK
 IRELAND, Herbert R H, Leading Stoker, P/KX 81258, MPK
 JEFFERY, Albert H, Leading Stoker, P/K 63460, MPK
 JENKINS, John W, Stoker 1c, P/KX 93119, MPK
 JOHNSON, Joseph E, Able Seaman, P/JX 143937, MPK
 JOHNSTONE, Alfred, Able Seaman, P/J 34231, MPK
 JONES, Arthur B, Able Seaman, P/SSX 23096, MPK
 JONES, John W, Able Seaman, P/J 93775, killed
 LIDDLE, Leslie A, Telegraphist, P/JX 140017, MPK
 LILBURN, John, Act/Leading Signalman, C/JX 133153, MPK
 LOUGE, Patrick J W, Stoker 1c, P/SSX 95589, MPK
 LUKE, John, Stoker 1c, P/KX 78877, MPK
 LYONS, Lindsay C, Petty Officer Writer, P/MX 47044, MPK
 MCDOUGALL, John, Shipwright 2c, P/MX 47275, MPK
 MCENAMY, James K, Able Seaman, P/SSX 21748, MPK
 MCSHEA, William E, Engine Room Artificer 2c, P/MX 45278, MPK
 MEDCRAFT, Hubert D, Telegraphist, P/J 78770, MPK
 MENGHAM, Richard G, Stoker Petty Officer, P/K 58068, MPK
 METCALFE, George R, Able Seaman, P/SSX 15293, MPK
 MOORE, Robert, Steward, P/LX 22483, MPK
 NEEDHAM, Jack, Telegraphist, P/JX 142259, MPK
 NEWMAN, John W J, Engine Room Artificer 3c, P/MX 49954, MPK
 NICHOLSON, Thomas, Able Seaman, P/JX 145286, MPK
 PALMER, Albert A, Telegraphist, P/JX 142196, MPK
 PARSONS, Ronald W, Ordinary Seaman, RNVR, P/SD/X 1327, MPK
 PATTISON, George A, Stoker Petty Officer, P/K 50326, MPK
 PECKHAM, Bertram R V, Able Seaman, P/JX 130670, MPK
 PENNY, William F, Leading Stoker, P/K 6027, MPK
 PETERS, Stanley, Act/Leading Seaman, P/J 113281, MPK
 PRANGNELL, Donald T W, Ordinary Seaman, P/SSX 24099, MPK
 PRIDDLE, Reginald Z, Stoker Petty Officer, P/K 57211, killed
 QUINCE, Reginald F, Ordinary Seaman, C/SSX 27905, MPK
 RAMSAY, Henry J, Chief Petty Officer, P/JX 148160, MPK
 ROOKE, James R, Telegraphist, C/JX 136104, MPK
 ROSEAMAN, Albert E, Act/Leading Seaman, P/JX 158061, MPK
 ROWELL, John H, Stoker 1c, P/KX 90374, MPK
 RUFFLE, Horace, Able Seaman, P/JX 158512, MPK
 SCOTT, Arthur W T, Ordinary Signalman, P/JX 151366, MPK
 SMART, Ernest J, Able Seaman, P/J 108823, MPK
 SMITH, Alan B F, Able Seaman, P/SSX 24652, MPK
 SMITH, George W, Act/Leading Seaman, P/SSX 15341, killed
 TEGG, Thomas E, Stoker Petty Officer, P/KX 94152, killed
 TOWNLEY, William, Stoker 1c, RFR, P/KX 98671 B 10985, MPK
 TUTT, Arthur J F, Able Seaman, P/J 112552, MPK
 URRY, James, Chief Petty Officer, P/J 49817, MPK
 WARNER, Harold, Stoker Petty Officer, P/K 56597, MPK
 WATERMAN, John J, Stoker 1c, P/KX 91984, MPK
 WESTERBY, Horace J, Petty Officer, P/JX 126292, MPK
 WHARTON, Herbert D, Able Seaman, RFR, P/JX 164881 B 16264, MPK
 WILKINS, Denis A, Stoker 1c, P/KX 91337, MPK
 WILKINSON, Edward, Able Seaman, P/JX 140435, MPK
 DERRETT, Joseph, Skipper, T.124, died
Victory I
 GIBBONS, Percy A F, Chief Petty Officer, P/J 90583, died
Saturday, 20 January 1940
Exeter, heavy cruiser, Battle of the River Plate
 RUSSELL, Wilfred A, Marine, PLY/X 214, DOW
Iron Duke
 ROGERS, Herbert J, Petty Officer, P/236577, died
Stoke City
 BELL, John B, Skipper, RNR, accident, died
Sunday, 21 January 1940

21st - Searching for a reported U-boat off the Moray Firth, destroyer EXMOUTH was torpedoed by “U-22” and lost with all hands.

Exmouth, destroyer, ship loss 
 A'COURT, Ernest R, Engine Room Artificer 2c, P/MX 45590, MPK
 ANDREW, John W, Steward, P/LX 22073, MPK
 ANDREWS, Walter J, Able Seaman, P/J 44476, MPK
 ANTHONY, Charles A, Able Seaman, RFR, P/J 99073, MPK
 ASHMAN, Frank E, Stoker 1c, RFR, P/SS 120390, MPK
 BAILEY, William E, Able Seaman, RFR, P/J 100936, MPK
 BAKER, Harold N, Able Seaman, P/J 46349, killed
 BALL, Frederick G, Act/Leading Stoker, P/K 56124, MPK
 BARRY, Alfred E, Stoker 1c, RFR, P/K 61618, MPK
 BARTER, Henry G T, Act/Gunner, MPK
 BATCHELOR, Leonard C, Act/Stoker Petty Officer, P/KX 79395, MPK
 BATES, Egbert G, Able Seaman, P/KX 129658, MPK
 BENSON, Richard S, Captain, MPK
 BENSTEAD, Walter F, Telegraphist, RFR, P/J 106988, MPK
 BESSANT, Percy C, Stoker 1c, P/KX 77671, MPK
 BICKNELL, Stanley S, Ordinary Seaman, P/SSX 26427, MPK
 BLAKEBOROUGH, Wilfred, Ordinary Seaman, P/SSX 24922, MPK
 BOGGIS, Alan J, Ordinary Seaman, RNVR, P/SD/X 1247, MPK
 BOOTH, Edward J, Petty Officer, P/J 101597, MPK
 BOSOMWORTH, Donald W, Able Seaman, P/JX 139999, MPK
 BOWEN, Derek D, Py/Ty/Paymaster Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK
 BRIGHTMAN, Herbert, Leading Seaman, P/JX 163418, MPK
 BROAD, Jesse, Stoker 2c, RNSR, P/SR 8129, MPK
 BROOKFIELD, William, Able Seaman, P/SSX 16211, MPK
 BROWN, Alfred H, Able Seaman, RFR, P/J 106687, MPK
 BROWN, James McG, Act/Leading Seaman, P/JX 142314, MPK
 BRUNNING, Frederick W, Able Seaman, RFR, P/J 98025, MPK
 BUDD, William F, Stoker 1c, RFR, P/KX 77966, MPK
 BUDDEN, Alfred H, Commissioned Gunner, MPK
 BURT, Frank W, Able Seaman, P/SSX 15059, MPK
 BUTLER, Albert S, Ordinary Seaman, RNVR, P/SD/X 1293, MPK
 BUTTERFIELD, Robert W, Stoker 1c, P/SS 118282, MPK
 CAMPBELL, Donald, Seaman, RNR, P/X 21516, MPK
 CATTELL, William E, Stoker Petty Officer, P/K 61789, MPK
 CHAMBERLIN, Lawrence V, Act/Electrical Artificer 4c, P/MX 55596, MPK
 CLOWES, Edward N, Able Seaman, RFR, P/J 93336, MPK
 COOMBER, Leonard A, Ordinary Seaman, RNVR, P/SD/X 1094, MPK
 CROMBIE, Charles H, Lieutenant, MPK
 CROSS, Stanley, Engine Room Artificer 2c, RNR, P/X 909 E, MPK
 DARTON, Leslie C, Stoker 1c, P/K 67152, MPK
 DAVEY, George S, Able Seaman, RFR, P/JX 126615, MPK
 DAVIES, Eric A, Supply Petty Officer, P/MX 45466, MPK
 DAVIES, Ernest V J, Chief Petty Officer, P/J 88067, MPK
 DIBDEN, Frederick A, Able Seaman, RFR, P/J 58018, MPK
 DODSON, Arthur W, Able Seaman, RFR, P/J 45312, MPK
 DOWNS, Leonard E, Leading Stoker, RFR, P/K 64660, MPK
 DUNCAN, William F P, Cook (O), P/MX 55937, MPK
 DUNN, William H, Stoker 1c, RFR, P/K 63600, MPK
 EDGE, Francis G, Leading Seaman, P/JX 133053, MPK
 ELKINS, Frederick A, Stoker 1c, RFR, P/K 21728, MPK
 EVANS, Horace W J, Ordinary Seaman, RNVR, P/SD/X 1068, MPK
 EVANS, William A, Leading Telegraphist, P/J 41374, MPK
 GAMBRELL, Daniel A, Leading Stoker (Pens), P/K 10359, MPK
 GATES, Frederick J, Ordinary Seaman, P/SSX 28127, MPK
 GIBSON, John L, Officer's Cook 1c, P/L 13858, MPK
 GILL, Ian W M, Lieutenant, MPK
 GOLDER, Frederick, Petty Officer, P/J 83307, killed
 GORE-BOOTH, Brian, Sub Lieutenant, MPK
 GOUGH, Ralph B, Telegraphist, RNW(W)R, P/WRX 621, MPK
 GOUGH, Samuel, Stoker 1c, RFR, P/K 116619, MPK
 GRAVES, Stanley F, Chief Petty Officer Stoker, P/K 56741, MPK
 GRIMES, Harry, Signalman, P/JX 143507, MPK
 GUSTAR, Leonard, Chief Engine Room Artificer 2c, P/M 35318, MPK
 GUTTRIDGE, William A, Shipwright 1c, P/M 15169, MPK
 HADLEY, Harold, Chief Petty Officer Telegraphist, P/J 42351, MPK
 HALES, Cyril J, Stoker 1c, P/K 60826, MPK
 HALL, Arnold B, Telegraphist, RNW(W)R, P/WX 797, MPK
 HANNAH, John W, Stoker 1c, P/KX 92709, MPK
 HAROLD, Martin, Able Seaman, P/SSX 15904, MPK
 HAWKINS, Caesar C, Lieutenant, MPK
 HAWKINS, William D, Signalman, P/JX 137284, MPK
 HAWLEY, George F, Able Seaman, RFR, P/J 14978, MPK
 HAYES, Henry J, Act/Leading Seaman, P/J 110376, MPK
 HEAP, Ronald, Able Seaman, P/JX 141281, MPK
 HIGGINS, William, Petty Officer Cook, P/MX 45412, MPK
 HISCOCK, Gordon T, Stoker Petty Officer, P/K 22508, MPK
 HODDER, William E, Ordinary Seaman, RNVR, P/SD/X 1324, MPK
 HOLFORD, Bernard A, Ordinary Seaman, P/SSX 31000, MPK
 HOLLIWELL, Laurence H, Able Seaman, P/SSX 15332, MPK
 HUDSON, Albert E, Engine Room Artificer 4c, P/MX 61683, MPK
 HURLEY, Joseph, Stoker Petty Officer, P/KX 75764, MPK
 HURREN, Reginald B, Ordinary Seaman, P/SSX 30744, MPK
 HUTCHESON, Allan G, Engine Room Artificer 4c, RNR, P/X 2908 EA, MPK
 HUTCHINSON, William H, Stoker 1c, RFR, P/SS 117669, MPK
 HYDE, John N, Able Seaman, RFR, P/J 87392, MPK
 JAMIESON, James, Ordinary Seaman, RNVR, P/CD/X 2239, MPK
 JERRED, William H, Able Seaman, P/J 94077, MPK
 JOHNSTON, Aaron R, Leading Seaman, P/J 110674, MPK
 KEDGE, Herbert R, Stoker 1c, RFR, P/SS 121574, MPK
 KEIGHRON, John, Signalman, RNVR, P/CD/X 787, MPK
 KELLY, Thomas J, Ordinary Seaman, P/SSX 31003, killed
 KIRK, Edgar S, Steward, P/LX 22121, MPK
 LANG, Frederick M, Leading Sick Berth Attendant, P/MX 45313, MPK
 LINDFIELD, Arthur G B, Chief Petty Officer Writer, P/M 38109, MPK
 LOVEDAY, John, Lieutenant, MPK
 LOWE, Frederick W, Ordinary Seaman, P/SSX 31002, killed
 LOWERY, Thomas W, Able Seaman, RFR, P/J 36776, MPK
 MACASKILL, Malcolm, Able Seaman, RNR, P/X 10329, MPK
 MACDONALD, Hector, Able Seaman, RNR, P/X 18631, MPK
 MACKAY, Hector, Able Seaman, RNR, P/5969 D, MPK
 MACLEOD, John D, Able Seaman, RNR, P/X 20251, MPK
 MAXWELL-SMITH, George A M, Surgeon Lieutenant, MPK
 MCCARTER, Robert J G, Ordinary Seaman, RNVR, P/CD/X 2225, MPK
 MCCULLOUGH, Robert J, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 165491, MPK
 MCDONALD, Norman, Able Seaman, RNR, P/X 20299, killed
 MCQUILLAN, James, Petty Officer, P/JX 160767, MPK
 MILLER, George W H, Yeoman of Signals, P/J 45929, MPK
 MITCHELL, Henry T, Ordinary Seaman, P/SSX 31005, MPK
 MITCHELL, Sidney G, Telegraphist, P/J 62775, MPK
 MORGAN, Gury E, Able Seaman, RFR, P/SS 5422, MPK
 MORGAN, John A, Able Seaman, P/JX 126115, MPK
 MORRISON, John, Able Seaman, RNR, P/X 7199 C, MPK
 MORTON, Cyril J, Warrant Engineer, MPK
 MYLES, James W, Able Seaman, RNVR, P/ESD/X 1094, MPK
 NASH, Robert W, Stoker Petty Officer, P/K 64669, MPK
 NEAL, William A, Engine Room Artificer 4c, P/MX 48224, MPK
 NEWBY, Frank, Able Seaman, P/JX 131504, MPK
 NEWMAN, James, Petty Officer Steward (Pens), P/L 6822, MPK
 NOUGHER, Arthur E, Able Seaman, P/JX 148565, MPK
 O'BRIEN, Joe, Petty Officer, P/JX 131841, killed
 OLIVE, John R, Lieutenant, MPK
 OWEN, Richard G, Act/Stoker Petty Officer, P/K 57981, MPK
 PAYNE, Percy L, Stoker Petty Officer, RFR, P/K 595414, MPK
 PEAD, Walter, Leading Signalman, P/J 37737, MPK
 PHENNAH, Brynmor, Stoker 1c, P/KX 93466, MPK
 PITT, James H, Stoker 2c, P/KX 95670, MPK
 PRAGNELL, Eric B, Act/Leading Signalman, P/JX 137590, MPK
 PRETTY, Donald, Able Seaman, P/JX 148969, MPK
 PYE, Charles, Signalman, RFR, P/J 98376, MPK
 RANDALL, Sidney, Ordinary Seaman, P/SSX 31006, MPK
 RAYNER, Albert C, Petty Officer, P/J 97061, MPK
 READ, Percy C, Stoker 1c, P/KX 92519, MPK
 RICHARDS, Frederick, Stoker Petty Officer, RFR, P/K 57560, MPK
 RICKARD, James C, Able Seaman, P/JX 140693, MPK
 RIDDELL, David R, Telegraphist, P/SSX 20820, MPK
 ROBERTS, James G F W, Lieutenant, MPK
 ROBINSON, Jack, Ordinary Seaman, P/SSX 24654, MPK
 ROLLITT, Charles F, Ordinary Seaman, P/SSX 31007, MPK
 RUSSELL, Herbert, Able Seaman, RFR, P/J 15380, MPK
 RUSSELL, John D, Signalman, RNVR, P/CD/X 1564, MPK
 SAIT, Henry J, Supply Petty Officer, P/MX 49720, MPK
 SCOTT, Sidney, Stoker 1c, RFR, P/KX 76633, MPK
 SERGANT, George J, Able Seaman, RFR, P/J 22590, MPK
 SHARP, Albert E, Chief Yeoman of Signals, P/J 48472, MPK
 SHARP, Donald J, Leading Seaman, P/J 93086, MPK
 SHEPPERD, John T, Leading Steward, P/L 12573, MPK
 SHORTHOUSE, Herbert, Stoker 1c, P/KX 90633, MPK
 SIDDALS, Eric, Cook (S), P/MX 56035, MPK
 SKIDMORE, Alfred G, Able Seaman, P/JX 138068, killed
 SMITH, Arthur, Able Seaman, RFR, P/J 104504, MPK
 SMITH, Cyril, Ordinary Seaman, P/SSX 26292, MPK
 SMITH, Percival C, Canteen Manager, NAAFI, MPK
 SMITH, Sydney, Stoker 1c, RFR, P/KX 75378, MPK
 STENNETT, Leonard B, Leading Signalman, P/J 34806, MPK
 STEPHEN, George P, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 156701, MPK
 STEVENS, Owen, Stoker Petty Officer, P/K 59425, MPK
 STREET, Cecil G A, Able Seaman, RFR, P/J 96329, MPK
 STREVENS, Gordon F, Able Seaman, P/J 112398, MPK
 SUTHERLAND, Leslie, Paymaster Lieutenant, MPK
 TARRY, Herbert, Stoker 1c, RFR, P/K 56593, MPK
 TAYLOR, James E, Leading Stoker, RFR, P/KX 75697, MPK
 THOMPSON, Albert, Petty Officer Steward (Pens), P/L 1620, MPK
 TINGLE, Albert, Ordinary Seaman, P/SSX 24414, MPK
 TOPP, Frederick, Ordinary Seaman, P/SSX 20975, MPK
 TRITTON, Kenneth A F, Ordinary Seaman, P/SSX 31052, MPK
 TURNER, Sydney, Yeoman of Signals, P/J 9807, MPK
 TURTON, Samuel, Ordnance Artificer 4c, P/MX 53240, MPK
 UPHILL, Reginald W, Chief Electrical Artificer 2c, P/M 32773, MPK
 VAUGHAN, Ifor W, Act/Leading Seaman, P/SSX 15023, MPK
 VAUGHAN, Wallace, Stoker 1c, P/KX 78787, MPK
 VINCENT, Sidney E C, Able Seaman, P/J 69599, MPK
 WALKER, Harry, Leading Seaman, P/J 42977, MPK
 WATSON, Frederick R, Stoker 1c, RFR, P/SS 122273, MPK
 WATSON, Peter L, Py/Midshipman, RNR, MPK
 WATTS, John R, Stoker 1c, RFR, P/K 118008, MPK
 WEBB, Henry J, Act/Petty Officer, P/J 103350, MPK
 WEEKS, Leslie F, Leading Seaman, P/JX 134192, MPK
 WHEDDON, Alfred J, Able Seaman, RFR, P/J 92160, MPK
 WHELAN, William R, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 168145, MPK
 WHITELOCK, Sydney G, Stoker 1c, RFR, P/K 60326, MPK
 WHITTLE, Francis J, Petty Officer, P/J 103452, MPK
 WILD, Arthur L, Able Seaman, P/JX 144559, MPK
 WILSON, John W, Telegraphist, P/SSX 16633, MPK
 WISDOM, John W, Telegraphist, RFR, P/J 72243, MPK
 WISHART, Henry G C, Act/Leading Seaman, P/JX 138322, MPK
 WOODHAM, Alfred G, Able Seaman, P/J 96641, killed
 WOODING, Daniel, Signalman, RFR, P/J 44289, MPK
 WRIGHT, Albert, Ordinary Seaman, P/SSX 27857, MPK
 YOUNG, Cyril A, Stoker 1c, P/KX 94630, MPK
 ZEBEDEE, Allan J, Stoker 1c, P/K 65753, MPK
 STEVENS, Frederick G, Stoker 1c, P/K 65044, died
Ramillies, battleship
 IDDON, Herbert, Boy 1c, P/JX 154183, died
Victory II
 SYMONDS, Henry C, Stoker Petty Officer, P/K 11143, died
Warrior II
 THEAKER, Thomas, Stoker, NAP 78598, died
Monday, 22 January 1940
Argus, aircraft carrier
 COX, William J, Stoker 1c, P/KX 78712, died
 BOWER, George H, Petty Officer, D/219511, died
RN Hospital Chatham
 FINCH, Joseph C, Sick Berth Attendant, C/MX 62145, died
 BURNETT, Edwin S, Engine Room Artificer 1c, C/M 465, illness, died
Tuesday, 23 January 1940
Penelope, light cruiser
 WOLERNDALE, Richard E S, Stoker 1c, P/K 57984, died
Wednesday, 24 January 1940
Emerald, light cruiser
 JENKINSON, George A, Leading Steward, C/LX 20889, drowned
Neptune, light cruiser
 NEWLAND, Sydney A, Ordinary Telegraphist, D/JX 153616, died
Royal Arthur
 THEAKER, Frank, Ordinary Seaman, JX 176509, died
Thursday, 25 January 1940
Avon Water
 MARTIN, John, Ordinary Seaman, C/SR 76237, died
FAA, 819 Sqn, Peregrine, air crash
 WILLIAMSON, Gerald V, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed
Friday, 26 January 1940
 REEVE, Arthur J, Signalman, RNVR, D/MD/X 1398, died
 BAKER, John K, Seaman, RNR, LT/X 18157 A, died
Ocean Spray
 WOOD, Samuel E, Chief Engineer Officer, T.124, illness, died
Saturday, 27 January 1940
 THOMAS, Arthur H H, Engine Room Artificer, D/MX 59385, drowned
 HAKE, Joseph S, Able Seaman, P/JX 148412, illness, died
 WILLIAMS, Gwilym P, Lieutenant, RNR, illness, died
War Duke
 RICKETT, Arthur, Stoker 1c, C/SS 124715, died
 COLLINS, Frederick C, Petty Officer Cook, C/MX 46441, died
Sunday, 28 January 1940
Alachasse (RCN)
 ROBERTS, William F, Cook, A/909 (RCNR), died
 BROWN, Sidney W, Able Seaman, D/JX 131017, illness, died
 HILL, William C, Engine Room Artificer 2c, P/M 29370, drowned
 ALDER, Frederick H, Able Seaman, RFR, C/J 31988 B 20836, died
RM Deal
 PERHAM, Henry, Musician, CH/23069, illness, died
Monday, 29 January 1940
President II
 WILSON, Ronald A, Ordinary Signalman, RNVR, C/LD/X 4287, died
 GILLINGHAM, Albert M, Able Seaman, T.124, died
Tuesday, 30 January 1940

30th - Attacking Thames-out convoy OA80 to the west of the English Channel, “U-55” was destroyed in a joint action by an RAF Sunderland of No 228 Squadron, sloop “Fowey“ and destroyer “Whitshed”. This was the first successful air/sea attack, but was not repeated for another five months.

 WYLIE, Isaac, Able Seaman, D/SSX 16421, drowned
Sheffield, light cruiser
 PENN, John W V, Stoker 1c, C/KX 95299, drowned
Wednesday, 31 January 1940
Creofeld, steamship
 TRODD, Samuel G, Marine, PO/E 21597, (President III, O/P), killed
St Angelo
 HOTHAM, Charles E, Captain, died

Shipping War Loss Summary

9 British, Allied and neutral ships of 36,000 tons in the Atlantic from all causes; 1 German U-boat.

64 British, Allied and neutral ships of 179,000 tons in UK waters.


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