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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 - 14th DECEMBER 1942 -  in date, ship/unit & name order


Edited by Gordon Smith, Naval-History.Net


HMS Hesperus, destroyer
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on to 15th-31st December 1942



(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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(3) Link to Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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




Background Events - November 1942-January 1943
Landings in French North Africa ('Torch'), Final battles for Guadalcanal & Stalingrad, 'Cockleshell heroes', Battle of Barents Sea




1 December 1942


Armidale (RAN), ship loss. See also 8 December

 BAKER, Bertram H, Assistant Steward, PM 3727 (RANR), killed

 BEARD, Leslie I, Able Seaman, F 3203 (RANR), killed

 BEECH, William R, Able Seaman, 22470 (RAN), killed

 CURRIE, Joseph, Engine Room Artificer 4c, PM 2698 (RANR), killed

 HARCOURT, James F, Act/Leading Stoker, 24597 (RAN), killed

 JENKYN, Harry F M, Ty/Engineer Lieutenant, RANR, killed

 KNIGHT, Peter, Stoker, 20888 (RAN), killed

 LUCKMAN, William, Stoker, 11257 (RAN), killed

 MITCHELL, Keighley J, Ordinary Seaman, B 3757 (RANR), killed

 SHEEAN, Edward, Ordinary Seaman, H 1617 (RANR), killed

 WILLIAMS, William B, Act/Leading Cook (S), 22022 (RAN), killed


Bangor, drowning

 DAY, William G A, Act/Leading Seaman, D/JX 156749, died


Hesperus, lost overboard

 HOWARD, Walter, Act/Able Seaman, D/SSX 31906, MPK


Jasper, ship loss

 COOPER, Thomas, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 222684, MPK

 DAFFERN, Eric J, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 228694, MPK

 DEMPSEY, Matthew W, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 125029, killed

 EWIN, Beric, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK

 FARQUHAR, Donald H, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 258384, killed

 JOHNSON, Eric P, Ordinary Seaman, LT/JX 380973, killed

 JONES, Charles P, Leading Cook, RNPS, LT/MX 82331, MPK

 MITCHELL, Harold, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 258790, MPK

 RUSLING, George F, Engineman, RNR (PS), LT/X 308, killed

 SHEPHERD, Walter P, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 179718, MPK

 WALL, Harry, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 261646, MPK



 FAIRBURN, Percy L R, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 319618, killed

 WALKER, Rowland J, Wireman, P/MX 98161, killed


Manxman (right,  postwar - NavyPhotos/Bob Hanley),  torpedoed

 HEATHER, James R, Engine Room Artificer 4c, C/MX 92209, killed

 RAGG, James K, Engine Room Artificer 3c, C/MX 55518, killed

 SEAMAN, Albert E B, Stoker 1c, C/KX 145129, killed


Mersey, road accident

 COWAN, Thomas, Fireman, NAP R/77681, killed


ML.185, illness

 JOBES, Edward, Able Seaman, C/SSX 25980, died


RM Portsmouth Division, road accident

 SKEATS, Harold L, Marine, PO/X 1845, DOWS



2 December 1942


1/1 Maritime Regt, RA

 GOLDMAN, Jack, Lance Bombardier, RA, 3326856, killed


2/1 Maritime Regt, RA

 LOWE, Benjamin, Gunner, RA, 1777857, killed


Amarylis, steamship

 COSTIN, Leslie W, Ty/Act/Able Seaman, C/JX 213050, (President III, O/P), MPK

 LAYLAND, Charles H, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), P/JX 334116, (President III, O/P), MPK


Armidale (RAN), ship loss

 SMITH, Frederick F, Ordinary Seaman, S 5399 (RANR), DOW


Bengal (RIN), surface action

 FAZEL, Husain, Able Seaman, 5383 (RIN), killed


Bouvet II, illness

 MELIA, John T, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 103315, died


FAA, 828 Sqn, St Angelo, air operations

 GUY, William, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, missing

 TAYLOR, Colin G, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


Leyland, ship loss

 ROBBINS, Edward T H, Leading Steward, RNPS, LT/LX 30237, DOW


Manxman, torpedoed

 WATSON, Raymond, Stoker 1c, C/KX 121849, DOW


Paris, illness

 JAMES, Alfred, Leading Stoker, D/KX 138919, died


Quentin, ship loss

 BARRATT, Frederick S, Engine Room Artificer 3c, P/MX 48569, MPK

 CARLISLE, James, Able Seaman, RNVR, P/UD/X 1425, MPK

 CLARKE, Alfred V, Able Seaman, P/JX 168419, MPK

 HOLLIS, Robert W, Able Seaman, P/SSX 32328, killed

 ION, John, Stoker 1c, D/KX 118129, MPK

 LENNON, Herbert, Able Seaman, P/SSX 28970, MPK

 MCCLEMENT, Donald, Engine Room Artificer 4c, P/MX 60352, killed

 MUSTCHIN, Herbert, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 298957, killed

 NICOL, Robert R, Able Seaman, P/JX 200225, MPK

 REED, Frederick A, Ty/Act/Leading Stoker, P/KX 107013, MPK

 ROWLANDS, Dennis, Stoker 1c, P/KX 95439, MPK


Solon II, steamship

 DANIEL, Llewellyn P W H, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), C/JX 249766, (President III, O/P), MPK

 DAVIES, William D, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 291205, (President III, O/P), MPK

 MORRISON, Orlando, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), P/JX 236583, (President III, O/P), MPK

 WILSON, George W, Ty/Act/Leading Seaman, D/JX 192687, (President III, O/P), MPK



3 December 1942


Dasher, illness

 GEEVES, Sidney, Act/Steward, NAP R 102951, died


Empire Dabchick, steamship

 BAKER, Charles T, Lance Bombardier, RA, 6291645, (4/2 Maritime Regt, RA, O/P), killed

 BURROWS, Keith L, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 333936, (President III, O/P), MPK

 FEARON, Isaac, Lance Bombardier, RA, 1782415, (1/1 Maritime Regt, RA, O/P), killed

 HOURIGAN, Eric T, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 338050, (President III, O/P), MPK

 LOVE, Ernest, Gunner, RA, 5120309, (1/1 Maritime Regt, RA, O/P), killed

 MCKEEVER, Francis, Gunner, RA, 4207249, (1/1 Maritime Regt, RA, O/P), killed

 MCTAGGART, William, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), C/SSX 33441, (President III, O/P), MPK

 MULLEN, John, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 335113, (President III, O/P), MPK

 STRINGER, Sidney A, Ty/Act/Sergeant, RM, CH/23468, (President III, O/P), MPK

 TURNER, James, Gunner, RA, 1782364, (1/1 Maritime Regt, RA, O/P), killed

 WYKES, Cyril, Gunner, RA, 1807726, (4/2 Maritime Regt, RA, O/P), killed



 PAGE, Royal A J W, Ty/Skipper, RNR, died


Gatinais, steamship

 CRAWLEY, William J, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), P/JX 335970, (President III, O/P), MPK


Gatineau Park, steamship, lost overboard

 ZIPORKAN, Jack, Able Seaman, V/10573 (RCNVR), MPK


Penylan, ship loss

 BROWN, Frederick, Stoker 2c, D/KX 130307, MPK

 BUCHANAN, Bernard, Ty/Act/Petty Officer, D/JX 135652, MPK

 CALDWELL, Patrick J, Able Seaman, D/JX 154513, killed

 CHADDOCK, William J, Able Seaman, D/J 91055, killed

 CHOWN, William A J, Able Seaman, D/SSX 20114, killed

 CLARK, Thomas, Act/Petty Officer, D/JX 206026, MPK

 COUGHLAN, Denis, Chief Petty Officer Cook, D/M 38695, killed

 DICKSON, Daniel, Officer's Cook 2c, D/L 13956, MPK

 DIXON, Ernest McD, Ty/Leading Cook, D/MX 55963, killed

 FRENCH, James A, Stoker 1c, D/KX 117365, MPK

 GARRETT, Thomas W, Stoker 1c, D/JX 129243, MPK

 HALFORD, Arthur, Ty/Act/Leading Stoker, D/KX 96819, killed

 HAMILTON, William, Ty/Act/Leading Seaman, D/SSX 20287, killed

 HANNA, John, Canteen Manager, C/NX 1477, MPK

 HANSON, Norman, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 302739, MPK

 HARRIS, William J, Assistant Steward, D/LX 29873, MPK

 HEDLEY, John L, Able Seaman, D/JX 167220, MPK

 HOPKINS, Patrick W, Sub Lieutenant DOW

 HUNTER, Carlye, Stoker 1c, D/KX 110855, MPK

 KNOTT, Kenneth, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 335636, killed

 LOVETT, Roy, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 348061, killed

 MARTIN, William J R, Able Seaman, D/JX 146964, MPK

 NARBETT, Thomas H, Ty/Leading Stoker, D/KX 83645, MPK

 PRITCHARD, John E, Signalman, D/SSX 33009, killed

 RHODES, Fred, Sick Berth Attendant, RNASBR, D/X 7496, killed

 RIGBY, William H, Ty/Act/Stoker Petty Officer, D/KX 81754, killed

 ROSS, Reginald L, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RCNVR, MPK

 SEARLE, Ernest F T, Act/Leading Seaman, D/J 98113, killed

 SEVERS, Geoffrey, Engine Room Artificer 4c, D/MX 60975, MPK

 STEAD, George N, Able Seaman, RNVR, D/MD/X 2480, DOW

 SYMINGTON, William M, Stoker 1c, D/KX 118229, killed

 TAYLOR, Ronald W, Leading Radio Mechanic, P/MX 116076, killed

 TOWERS, James M, Able Seaman, D/SSX 12949, killed

 WAINWRIGHT, Jack, Ty/Act/Leading Stoker, D/KX 97793, MPK

 WATKINS, Frederick, Petty Officer Telegraphist, D/JX 129362, killed

 WELLS-GARRETT, Thomas, Stoker 1c, D/KX 129243, killed

 WITTS, Charles H, Leading Supply Assistant, D/MX 82401, killed

 WORTHINGTON, John T, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 324267, MPK



4 December 1942


Bradford, drowning

 GREENWOOD, John R, Wireman, D/MX 75544, died


RM 11th Battalion, MNBDO I, as POW

 SUTTON, David N, Ty/Act/Corporal, RM, EX/4659, died


RM Chatham Division, road accident

 DRAWWATER, George, Marine, CH/X 106777, DOWS


Traveller, submarine, lost

 ASTLEY, Stuart, Stoker 2c, D/KX 122366, MPK

 BAKER, Charles H, Engine Room Artificer 3c, D/MX 49170, MPK

 BARTLETT, Victor J H, Ty/Act/Chief Engine Room Artificer, D/MX 48222, MPK

 BERRY, John, Stoker 2c, D/KX 136712, MPK

 BOLTON, Derrick R, Able Seaman, C/SSX 25844, MPK

 BROWN, Archibald McL, Stoker 1c, C/KX 97870, MPK

 BYIAST, Alfred C, Ty/Leading Stoker, C/KX 78646, MPK

 CHRISTOPHER, Thomas W, Chief Petty Officer Stoker, P/K 61482, MPK

 COOLEY, Henry, Telegraphist, C/JX 166344, MPK

 DAVIS, Charles V, Act/Stoker Petty Officer, P/KX 88300, MPK

 DEAN, Arthur J, Act/Petty Officer, D/JX 135454, MPK

 DELLER, William G A, Able Seaman, C/JX 160643, MPK

 DICKINSON, Richard, Act/Leading Stoker, P/KX 98125, MPK

 ELLGOOD, Harry, Able Seaman, D/JX 198550, MPK

 ELLIS, Robert Y D, Electrical Artificer 4c, P/MX 66698, MPK

 FINN, Vincent T, Petty Officer Telegraphist, C/JX 133600, MPK

 GROVES, Austin L, Able Seaman, D/JX 256009, MPK

 GROVES, William, Stoker 1c, P/KX 98006, MPK

 HARDWICK, William E, Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK

 HEDGES, Percival, Able Seaman, P/JX 237283, MPK

 HEWLETT, Frederick, Stoker 1c, C/KX 117088, MPK

 HILLS, Horace C, Able Seaman, D/JX 199982, MPK

 HOLMAN, Albert R, Engine Room Artificer 4c, C/MX 72247, MPK

 HOOTON, Wilfred H, Able Seaman, D/JX 213000, MPK

 HUBBARD, Walter F, Act/Engine Room Artificer 4c, C/MX 59040, MPK

 HULBERT, Wyndham B, Lieutenant, MPK

 HUNTER, Robert, Stoker 1c, C/KX 126609, MPK

 HUTCHINGS, John J, Telegraphist, P/JX 146019, MPK

 HUTTON, Norman W, Ty/Leading Seaman, C/SSX 25256, MPK

 MCBRIDE, William, Telegraphist, D/J 108623, MPK

 MCGUIRE, James, Ty/Act/Stoker Petty Officer, C/KX 87895, MPK

 MEIKLE, Alexander, Able Seaman, D/SSX 24353, MPK

 MILLS, Edward P, Stoker 1c, C/KX 137193, MPK

 MONCRIEF, Ronald McC, Act/Leading Seaman, P/SSX 28335, MPK

 MORROW, Thomas A D, Ty/Petty Officer, D/JX 138627, MPK

 NELSON, Louis C, Able Seaman, D/JX 238548, MPK

 NEWBERY, Eric, Leading Seaman, P/SSX 19851, MPK

 NEWELL, Robert J H, Able Seaman, P/JX 144811, MPK

 NICHOLSON, John E, Leading Telegraphist, C/JX 136212, MPK

 O'BRIEN, Charles, Able Seaman, P/JX 247150, MPK

 ODAM, Samuel G, Ty/Leading Steward, D/LX 22897, MPK

 OWEN, Brinley, Able Seaman, D/JX 208331, MPK

 PALMER, Samuel, Ty/Act/Stoker Petty Officer, D/KX 80440, MPK

 PARIS, Frederick J S, Stoker Petty Officer, C/KX 82464, MPK

 PARKINSON, Peter R, Able Seaman, D/JX 237788, MPK

 PAYNE, Charles E H, Act/Chief Petty Officer, P/JX 129472, MPK

 PICKVANCE, Samuel F O W, Ty/Act/Leading Seaman, D/JX 143645, MPK

 PINKNEY, Howard, Stoker 1c, P/KX 138052, MPK

 PRICE, Ronald, Stoker 2c, D/KX 138543, MPK

 RAMSAY, Robert S, Stoker 1c, C/KX 85854, MPK

 REED, Eugene R, Able Seaman, C/JX 152603, MPK

 REID, George W A, Ty/Act/Leading Stoker, C/KX 93243, MPK

 ROBINSON, Harold E, Engine Room Artificer 4c, P/MX 78482, MPK

 ROSS, Murdo, Able Seaman, D/SSX 33710, MPK

 RUSH, William G A, Able Seaman, C/JX 150776, MPK

 RUSSEL, Hugh D S, Ty/Lieutenant, RCNVR, MPK

 SCHOLES, Joseph, Act/Engine Room Artificer 4c, D/MX 73359, MPK

 SMITH, George A, Able Seaman, C/JX 215077, MPK

 ST CLAIR-FORD, Drummond, Lieutenant Commander, MPK

 TAYLOR, William, Stoker 1c, P/KX 93841, MPK

 TOLSON, Sydney, Act/Yeoman of Signals, P/JX 139762, MPK

 VERNER-JEFFREYS, Robert D, Lieutenant (E), MPK

 WICKENDEN, Charles A B, Ty/Petty Officer, C/SSX 14418, MPK

 WILD, John R, Lieutenant, RNR, MPK

 WILSON, Richard A, Petty Officer Cook (S), P/MX 53659, MPK



5 December 1942


2/1 Maritime Regt, RA

 WHITTINGTON, Harold, Gunner, RA, 1777916, killed


4/2 Maritime Regt, RA

 REYNOLDS, John F, Gunner, RA, 4621979, killed


Bengali, ship loss

 DAVIES, Joseph, Krooman, F 960 (Sierra Leone NVF), killed


Canna, ship loss

 FALK, John, Signalman, C/JX 278246, MPK

 GILL, William J, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 225736, DOW

 GODBOLD, Joseph W, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 163904, MPK

 GORDON, William K, Stoker, RNR, LT/X 104385, MPK

 HOBSON, Sidney, Ordinary Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 316503, MPK

 LOWES, Leslie, Ordinary Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 279086, MPK

 LYUS, Edward E, Signalman, RNVR, C/LD/X 3355, MPK

 PEARSON, William, Ordinary Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 303632, MPK

 RITCHIE, Peter, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 130973, MPK

 TOBY, Tom, Krooman Stoker, F 915 (Sierra Leone NVF), MPK

 WALKER, Edward C, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 223291, MPK

 WILLIAMS, Tudor A, Assistant Steward, RNPS, LT/LX 28478, MPK


FAA, 885 Sqn, Tern, air crash

 BUSH, Thomas N, Ty/Lieutenant (A), RNZNVR, killed


Foula, illness

 KING, Albert E, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 202623, died


Kelt, explosion

 ATKINSON, Thomas C, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, killed

 DAVIES, John, Krooman, F 191 (Sierra Leone NVF), killed

 LOCKHART, Godfrey M, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 228112, MPK

 MCNEILLIE, William, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 207466, MPK

 RIGGS, Reginald J, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 280757, MPK

 WEATHERSTON, Nichol, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, killed


Penguin (RAN), illness

 SPURGEON, Alexander H, Captain, RAN, died



 WILLIS, Arthur F C, Leading Telegraphist, P/J 79561, killed


RM 11th Battalion, MNBDO I, as POW

 MOYLE, Douglas, Lance Corporal, RM, EX/4288, died


Royal Indian Navy Reserve

 GALLATLEY, George S, Lieutenant Commander (E), RINR, died


Spaniard, ship loss

 RICHARDS, Trevor, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 214753, DOW

 WILDE, Robert H, Chief Engineman, RNPS, LT/KX 100012, DOW


Tamar, as POW

 BURROWS, Kenneth G, Able Seaman, P/J 102981, died



6 December 1942


Bengali, ship loss

 DIAMOND, Woodrow W, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 220907, DOW


Ganges, accident

 TOLLEY, John, Petty Officer, P/J 6459, killed



 DONNELLY, Peter, Stoker 1c, C/KX 105291, DOWS


Kelt, explosion

 RAINE, Foster, Signalman, P/JX 191668, DOW

 SMITH, James, Ordinary Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 286611, DOW

 SULLIVAN, John J, Steward, RNPS, LT/KX 28062, DOW


Paris, illness

 TYACKE, Edward, Chief Engine Room Artificer, D/M 6178, died


Salamander, drowning

 SPENCER, Richard D, Stoker 1c, D/KX 80427, DOWS


Saunders, illness

 O'PRAY, Ivan G, Able Seaman, C/JX 221230, died



7 December 1942


3/2 Maritime Regt, RA

 CARLILE, John H, Gunner, RA, 1797607, killed

 SULLIVAN, Charles, Gunner, RA, 1795138, killed


4/2 Maritime Regt, RA

 ANNELLS, James W L, Gunner, RA, 14250728, killed

 BEDFORD, Thomas E E, Gunner, RA, 6284164, killed

 BULLOCK, Frank, Gunner, RA, 4203481, killed

 DONNELL, William O, Lance Bombardier, RA, 7016831, killed

 GIBBONS, Alfred Y, Gunner, RA, 3658765, killed

 LINES, Cyril G, Gunner, RA, 7045853, killed

 LITTLE, John J, Gunner, RA, 13100704, killed

 MCKENNA, Patrick J, Gunner, RA, 13055086, killed

 NICKS, William, Gunner, RA, 1773703, killed

 STAPLETON, Ralph E, Sergeant, RA, 904443, killed

 TIMMINS, William, Gunner, RA, 3659262, killed

 VOKES, Edward L, Lance Bombardier, RA, 1774114, killed


5 Maritime Regt, RA

 CROUCHER, Frank E, Bombardier, RA, 1506793, killed

 DYSON, Joseph, Gunner, RA, 3392273, killed

 HENRICK, Douglas H N, Gunner, RA, 5950081, killed

 HILLS, Frederick W, Gunner, RA, 5504605, killed


7/4 Maritime Regt, RA

 OSBORN, Leonard A, Bombardier, RA, 1549991, killed


Boom Patrol, drowned

 SHEARD, George J, Act/Corporal, RM, PLY/X 1369, MPK


Ceramic, steamship, ship loss

 AITKIN, Harry A, Able Seaman, S 4401 (RANR), MPK

 ARGENT, Thomas H, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 339068, (President III, O/P), MPK

 BEER, William A C, Telegraphist (SO), C/JX 271067, (Victory, O/P), MPK

 BESWICK, Robert, Ordnance Artificer 3c, P/MX 58292, (Victory, O/P), MPK

 BRUCE, Charles H, Leading Seaman (DEMS), S 1701 (RANR), (President III, O/P), MPK

 CHEETHAM, Frank, Marine, PO/X 113884 (T), (RM, O/P), MPK

 COCHRANE, James, Sergeant, RM, PLY/X 866, (Assegai, O/P), MPK

 COLLIS, William C, Stoker 1c, D/KX 103030, (Drake IV, O/P), MPK

 COUTMAN, Harold C, Able Seaman, S 5179 (RANR), MPK

 CUTTS, Aubrey R, Sub Lieutenant, RANVR, MPK

 EDWARDS, Arthur S, Able Seaman, P/JX 129891, (President III, O/P), MPK

 EGAN, Henry M, Petty Officer, C/JX 134609, (President III, O/P), MPK

 EWING, Archibald, Telegraphist (SO), C/JX 269663, (President III, O/P), MPK

 FARRELL, Wilfred F, Marine, PLY/X 106428, (Tana II, O/P), MPK

 FORMSTONE, Stanley C, Air Mechanic (E) 1c, FAA/FX 81609, (Lanka, O/P), MPK

 FREESTONE, Edward J, Marine, CH/X 1265, (Kongoni, O/P), MPK

 GIBBS, Stanley V, Chief Petty Officer, P/J 105754, (Victory, O/P), MPK

 GLASZIOU, John V, Leading Seaman, S 4137 (RANR), MPK

 GOACHER, Percy W, Chief Yeoman of Signals, P/J 28935, (Victory, O/P), MPK

 HALLAM, William T, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 339444, (President III, O/P), MPK

 HANDEL, Donald J, Leading Radio Mechanic (AR), FAA/JX 259199, (Birmingham, O/P), MPK

 HEATON, Robert, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 339442, (President III, O/P), MPK

 HEWITT, Sidney R, Yeoman of Signals, C/JX 140988, (Victory, O/P), MPK

 HILTON, James H, Marine, PLY/X 106429, (Tana II, O/P), MPK

 HORNBROOK, Francis B, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, (Sheba, O/P), MPK

 HOUGHTON, Jack F, Marine (Pens), PO/216148, (RM, O/P), MPK

 JEFFREY, Alan A, Ty/Lieutenant, RNR, (Afrikander IV, O/P), MPK

 JILLARD, Alfred J, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), W 460 (RANR), (President III, O/P), MPK

 JONES, Harry L, Ty/Gunner, (Assegai, O/P), MPK

 KEENE, Frederick E B, Ty/Corporal, RM, PLY/X 351, (Assegai, O/P), MPK

 KING, George E, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), P/JX 339443, (President III, O/P), MPK

 LEVITZKE, Gus W, Able Seaman (DEMS), F 2481 (RANR), (President III, O/P), MPK

 LLOYD, George H, Able Seaman, S 5171 (RANR), MPK

 MALONE, William P, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 249705, (President III, O/P), MPK

 MAY, Howard, Marine, PLY/X 147, (Assegai, O/P), MPK

 MOSCOS, John G, Leading Writer, 66786 (SANF), (SANF, O/P), MPK

 NEL, Louis, Stoker 1c, D/KX 96183, (Drake, O/P), MPK

 O'DONNELL, Walter, Stoker, D/KX 105221, (Drake IV, O/P), MPK

 O'DONOGHUE, Basil D, Lieutenant, RANVR, MPK

 PEARSON, Ernest C, Marine, PLY/X 2646, (Assegai, O/P), MPK

 PEEL, Arthur H, Stoker 1c, D/KX 99128, (Drake), MPK

 PETERKEN, Walter E, Leading Telegraphist, C/JX 309423, (Pembroke II, O/P), MPK

 PRESTON, Harold G, Marine, PLY/X 106430, (Tana II, O/P), MPK

 RIDDELL, William F, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, (Tana, O/P), MPK

 ROBERTS, John H, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, (changed name, formally known as John H Cook, Euphrates O/P), MPK

 ROYLE, Keith, Marine, PLY/X 106431, (Tana II, O/P), MPK

 SAUNDERS, Herbert H, Chief Petty Officer Writer, 19777 (RAN), MPK

 SCRUTTON, Harold F, Lieutenant, (Assegai, O/P), MPK

 SELBY, Sydney J, Able Seaman, S 4769 (RANR), MPK

 SIMES, Frederick G, Stoker 1c, D/KX 93896, (Drake IV, O/P), MPK

 SIMPSON, Harry, Stoker, 18561 (RAN), MPK

 SMITH, George A, Telegraphist (SO), C/JX 269573, (Pembroke, O/P), MPK

 SMITH, Raymond V A, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), C/JX 236439, (President III, O/P), MPK

 SORRENSEN, John M, Able Seaman, B 2034 (RANR), MPK

 STEPHEN, Alfred J C, Ty/Sergeant, RM, PLY/X 22233, (Assegai, O/P), MPK

 STEVENSON, William E, Able Seaman, S 2978 (RANR), MPK

 TURNBULL, John C, Stoker 1c, D/KX 96184, (Drake IV, O/P), MPK

 UTTING, Richard H, Lieutenant, RANVR, MPK

 VAUGHAN, Kelvin J, Lieutenant, RANVR, MPK

 WAKEFIELD, Sydney, Marine, PLY/X 106425, (Tana II, O/P), MPK

 WALDRON, Samuel F, Marine, PLY/21968, (Assegai, O/P), MPK

 WALKER, Richard, Marine, PLY/X 106432, (Tana II, O/P), MPK

 WELLS, Edward A F, Stoker 1c, P/K 76622, (Victory, O/P), MPK

 WOOD, Harry, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, (Assegai, O/P), MPK



 WILLIAMS, Stanley, Stoker 1c, D/KX 84135, died


Dulverton, bombing

 ROXBURGH, Robert H, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR DOW


Henry Stanley, steamship

 BECKLEY, Ronald, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), P/JX 291321, (President III, O/P), MPK

 CADIZ, Gerald R, Lieutenant Commander, (Nile, O/P), MPK

 LAWSON, James, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 346031, (President III, O/P), MPK

 SHANNON, William, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 347217, (President III, O/P), MPK

 TAYLOR, Wilfred G, Ty/Lieutenant, RNR, (Ironclad, O/P), MPK 

 WOODWARD, Arthur, Act/Petty Officer, D/X 104983, (President III, O/P), killed


Kelt, ship loss

 FREEMAN, Tom, Krooman, F 646 (Sierra Leone NVF), DOW


(Kuri Maru), Japanese steamship, bombing

 SINCLAIR, John L, Commander, RNR, Rtd, (ex-Kedah), DOW


Peter Maersk, steamship

 KISS, Samuel F, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), C/JX 339477, (President III, O/P), MPK

 LORD, Sam L, Ty/Act/Surgeon Lieutenant Commander, RNVR, (Nile, O/P), MPK

 MAUGHAN, Norman, Ty/Act/Lieutenant, RNR, (Nile, O/P), MPK

 STEPHENSON, George, Act/Leading Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 182675, (President III, O/P), MPK

 TULIP, William, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 266202, (President III, O/P), MPK

 WADE, Anthony J, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), C/JX 336396, (President III, O/P), MPK


Saronikas, steamship

 FARROW, Albert, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), P/JX 289368, (President III, O/P), MPK

 TIMMS, Ronald T, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), C/JX 333774, (President III, O/P), MPK


Serooskerk, steamship

 CLARK, William A, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), P/JX 237456, (President III, O/P), MPK

 CLEMENTS, Harold, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), C/JX 241063, (President III, O/P), MPK

 ENSOR, John P, Act/Lieutenant Commander, RNVR, (Ukussa, O/P), MPK

 FORBES, David K, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, (Lanka, O/P), MPK

 RUGG, James, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), P/JX 336865, MPK

 VICKERS, Walton, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), C/JX 336266, (President III, O/P), MPK

 WHITCOMBE, Frederick H, Ty/Act/Sergeant, RM, CH/21979, (President III, O/P), MPK


Stuart (RAN), accident

 YOUNG, Eric J, Stoker, 23905 (RAN), killed


Sussex, illness

 STEPHEN, William, Act/Stoker 1c, C/MX 132925, died


Victory, illness

 SMITH, Sydney G, Engineer Lieutenant Commander, died



8 December 1942


Armidale (RAN), ship loss on 1 December. Survivors got away in at least one raft and one whaler. A Catalina flying boat spotted the raft on the 7th and food was dropped the next day. The whaler was also located, food and water dropped, and the occupants rescued by HMAS Kalgooria on the 9th. HMAS Vigilant and aircraft were despatched on the 10th to relocate the raft, but it was never found. The occupants, who were lost, follow:

 ANDERSON, William R, Telegraphist, 22347 (RAN), MPK

 AXFORD, Stanley D, Ordinary Seaman, PA 2618 (RANR), MPK

 BUCKLAND, James R, Sub Lieutenant, RANVR, MPK

 BURGESS, Ernest, Stoker Petty Officer, 11273 (RANR), MPK

 COLDWELL, Donald, Signalman, D/JX 207340, MPK

 EVANS, Alfred G, Stoker 2c, S 6075 (RANR), MPK

 GAY, Bernard A, Ordinary Seaman, F 3947 (RANR), MPK

 GOULD, Raymond A, Steward, S 4231 (RANR), MPK

 HIPPISLEY, David E, Ordinary Seaman, S 6468 (RANR), MPK

 HOLDEN, Denis, Act/Engine Room Artificer 4c, S 6197 (RANR), MPK

 HOPKINS, Norman F, Ordinary Seaman, F 3843 (RANR), MPK

 JENSEN, William, Telegraphist, PA/V 35 (RANVR), MPK

 KIBBLE, Charles J, Leading Supply Assistant, 23325 (RAN), MPK

 MACVICAR, James, Stoker, S 5031 (RANR), MPK

 MALONE, Ernest A, Stoker 2c, 25909 (RAN), MPK

 MCGARRIGLE, Ronald J, Stoker 2c, S 6051 (RANR), MPK

 MCMENNEMIN, Raymond E, Cook (S), 24669 (RAN), MPK

 MEREDITH, Wilfred B, Supply Assistant, S 4222 (RANR), MPK

 PATERSON, Donald H, Ordinary Seaman, F 4021 (RANR), MPK

 PIESSE, Edward S, Ordinary Seaman, W 1824 (RANR), MPK

 QUAYLE, Robert A, Act/Stoker Petty Officer, 21177 (RAN), MPK

 QUIGLEY, Maxwell A, Act/Able Seaman, H 1552 (RANR), MPK

 REID, Harry A, Act/Leading Stoker, PM 2670 (RANR), MPK

 RUDLAND, Harry E, Ordinary Seaman, PA 2817 (RANR), MPK

 SANSON, William E, Ordinary Seaman, F 3671 (RANR), MPK

 SCHRADER, Harold R, Able Seaman, PA 1931 (RANR), MPK

 TRENBATH, Keith W, Stoker 2c, 25906 (RAN), MPK

 TURNER, Albert B, Ordinary Seaman, H 18335 (RANR), MPK



 KERKIN, Wiliam E G, Assistant Steward, NAP R 147118, died


Boom Patrol, as POW, executed

 WALLACE, Samuel, Sergeant, RM, PLY/X 665, killed


FAA, 780 Sqn, Daedalus, air crash

 BELLEW, William, Py/Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


Hannibal, at Algiers

 RANKINE, David, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 354223, killed


Kelt, explosion

 LANGLEY, James A, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 220723, DOW


Kumaon (RIN)

 KHALIL-UR-RAHMAN, Ordinary Seaman, 7302 (RIN), died


Quinte (RCN)

 HEMSWORTH, Harold J, Engine Room Artificer 5c, V/37509 (RCNVR), died


RM Plymouth Division, illness

 BLAKE, Montague H, Marine, PLY/19403, died



 LEWIS, Ronald I, Able Seaman, D/JX 287333, died



9 December 1942


Euphrates, illness

 STEARN, Robert S, Able Seaman, D/JX 183938, died


FAA, 816 Sqn, Daedalus, air crash

 DOUGLAS, John McK, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNZNVR DOI


Marigold, ship loss

 ASHMORE, Wallace, Ordinary Signalman, C/JX 202499, MPK

 BOUND, Edward M L, Able Seaman, C/JX 167956, MPK

 BRACKENBURY, Bertie, Ty/Act/Leading Stoker, C/KX 96467, MPK

 BROWN, Allan, Ty/Leading Cook, C/MX 61638, MPK

 BUCKLE, Ronald G, Sick Berth Attendant, C/MX 94543, MPK

 COSTIGAN, Joseph, Stoker 1c, C/KX 129964, MPK

 CULL, John F, Able Seaman, C/JX 172550, MPK

 DOWLER, Colin H, Ordinary Signalman, C/SSX 33550, MPK

 DRAYNER, Jack W, Steward, C/LX 26693, MPK

 ELLIOTT, Robert G, Stoker Petty Officer, C/KX 78649, MPK

 FELLOWS, Geoffrey L, Able Seaman, P/JX 299183, MPK

 FINLAY, David H, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 352255, MPK

 FREW, Robert, Ty/Leading Telegraphist, C/JX 181385, MPK

 GARRATT, William A, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 279950, MPK

 GOFF, Stanley W, Able Seaman, C/JX 168790, MPK

 GREGORY, Stanley R, Able Seaman, C/JX 174269, MPK

 HALCROW, James A S, Lieutenant, RNR, MPK

 HARDING, Robert W, Signalman, C/JX 199541, MPK

 HAWKSWORTH, William F, Able Seaman, C/JX 153553, MPK

 HAYMAN, James W, Chief Petty Officer (Pens), C/J 15047, MPK

 HAZON, George, Able Seaman, RNVR, C/TD/X 1807, MPK

 KING, Charles J, Act/Leading Seaman, P/JX 203309, MPK

 LEE, George J, Ordinary Telegraphist, C/SSX 30689, MPK

 LEECH, John V, Able Seaman, P/JX 316297, MPK

 MARKS, John, Stoker 1c, C/KX 99362, MPK

 MOONEY, James E L, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 352751, MPK

 MORGAN, Jestyn, Leading Seaman, C/JX 137898, MPK

 NORMAN, Horace M G, Ordinary Telegraphist, C/JX 278634, MPK

 POCOCK, Richard T, Stoker 1c, C/KX 128649, MPK

 PRICE, Alfred L, Stoker 1c, C/KX 116860, MPK

 PYBUS, George, Able Seaman, C/JX 168810, MPK

 RANNS, Alan C, Leading Radio Mechanic, P/MX 98984, MPK

 SHARP, George A, Stoker 1c, C/KX 111234, MPK

 SILLS, Ronald, Stoker 1c, C/KX 102587, MPK

 SMITH, Herbert, Able Seaman, C/JX 194243, MPK

 STARR, John T, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 319478, MPK

 STERLING, Graham S, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 319757, MPK

 STOKES, Albert F, Able Seaman, C/JX 214420, MPK

 STROUD, Raymond R, Seaman, RNR, C/X 19195 A, MPK

 TATE, Herbert G, Ty/Act/Leading Stoker, C/KX 96953, MPK

 WHEELER, Douglas J, Ty/Leading Cook (O), C/MX 57707, MPK

 WHITEHEAD, Douglas, Able Seaman, C/JX 249162, MPK

 WILSON, Charles W, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 343074, MPK

 WILSON, John, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 372501, MPK

 WINTERBURN, Charles W, Able Seaman, C/JX 126108, MPK


Moreton (RAN), drowning

 PRITCHARD, Henry C C, Ordinary Seaman, PM 4794 (RANR), died



 SMITH, Robert H, Leading Seaman, RNR (PS), LT/X 19463 A, accident, killed

 WRIGHT, Stephen F, Leading Sick Berth Attendant, P/MX 61404, illness, died


Porcupine, torpedoed

 CANNING, Charles E, Engine Room Artificer 3c, C/MX 57846, DOW

 EARL, Reginald W G, Able Seaman, RFR, C/J 94390, killed

 MACAULAY, Angus, Stoker 1c, C/KX 121270, killed

 SOPER, Leonard, Ty/Act/Leading Stoker, C/KX 104884, MPK

 STONE, Harry A, Stoker 1c, C/KX 144448, killed

 WHITE, Daniel L, Ty/Act/Leading Stoker, C/KX 95815, killed

 WHITEWOOD, Norman C, Stoker 1c, C/KX 145283, killed


President I, illness

 STORRIE, Edward, Able Seaman, D/J 79471, died


RM Portsmouth Division, illness

 POTTS, Charles, Marine, PO/14901, died


Stadacona (RCN)

 MOFFATT, George C, Stoker 2c, V/902 (RCNVR), died


Tamar, as POW

 STEVENS, Alfred W, Able Seaman, P/J 22598, died



10 December 1942


Acute, illness

 GRIFFIN, Ronald C, Leading Writer, P/MX 58761, died


Canna, ship loss

 BEADLE, John J, Telegraphist, P/JX 278506, DOW


Dalhousie (RIN)

 FALLEIRO, J (initial only) P, Writer, 7704 (RIN), killed


Irwell, accident

 MICKLE, Lawrence, Stoker 2c, D/KX 118281, DOWS


Kestrel, road accident

 FAIR, George, Supply Assistant, P/MX 99012, killed



 JUDGE, Bernard J, Leading Seaman, P/JX 136266, DOWS


Opalia, steamship

 CARROLL, Michael, Act/Able Seaman, D/JX 345011, (President III, O/P), DOWS


Stag, illness

 WALSH, George S, Act/Captain, RM, died


Victory, illness

 BILLETT, Benjamin G, Stoker 2c, P/KX 145068, died



11 December 1942



 ANNETTS, Charles S, Leading Seaman, P/J 129105, MPK


Blean, ship loss

 ATKINS, Timothy W, Able Seaman, P/SSX 17789, MPK

 BAINES, John, Ty/Leading Cook (O), C/MX 71291, MPK

 BANNISTER, Glyn, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 349879, MPK

 BARKER, Maurice, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 353326, MPK

 BARNES, Joseph C, Ty/Act/Leading Stoker, C/KX 92892, MPK

 BEATTIE, William E, Assistant Cook, C/MX 87075, MPK

 BILTON, Ernest, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 316747, MPK

 BISHOP, Reginald W, Ty/Act/Leading Seaman, C/JX 141334, MPK

 BLOOMFIELD, Jack A, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 318967, MPK

 BRADBURY, William H, Able Seaman, RNVR, C/LD/X 5207, MPK

 BURKE, Joseph, Able Seaman, C/JX 189704, MPK

 CANNELL, Dennis C, Able Seaman, C/JX 130433, MPK

 CASHMAN, Ronald J, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 353347, MPK

 CASTLEMAN, Charles E, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 353349, MPK

 CATER, William B, Ty/Act/Leading Stoker, C/KX 92318, MPK

 COAN, Victor G, Sick Berth Attendant, C/MX 94106, MPK

 COLEMAN, Arthur P, Ty/Petty Officer Telegraphist, RFR, C/J 97316, MPK

 COLLETT, Leonard S, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 312786, MPK

 CONNOLLY, Thomas, Act/Able Seaman, C/JX 289386, MPK

 DENNEHY, James P, Able Seaman, P/SSX 17862, MPK

 DUNNE, Edgar G, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 353381, MPK

 EDWARDS, David H W, Act/Able Seaman, C/JX 201375, MPK

 EVAMY, Henry W, Ordinary Coder, C/JX 293716, killed

 FELLOWS, Frederick, Leading Seaman, C/JX 129405, MPK

 FIELDING, Jack, Able Seaman, P/JX 275041, MPK

 FRIEND, Leslie R, Ty/Act/Leading Seaman, C/JX 160060, MPK

 FULLER, Stanley, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 341178, killed

 GILBERT, William C, Canteen Manager, C/NX 1312, MPK

 GILES, Cyril G, Ordinary Signalman, C/JX 3411180, MPK

 HAIGHTON, Neil, Able Seaman, P/JX 152380, MPK

 HAMMOND, George W, Engine Room Artificer 1c (Pens), C/MX 58134, MPK

 HARDS, Jack, Stoker 1c, C/KX 121779, MPK

 HARRIS, Cyril R, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 335010, MPK

 HEATH, Frederick G, Ordinary Telegraphist, C/JX 309061, MPK

 HELLON, George W, Ty/Act/Stoker Petty Officer, C/KX 83389, MPK

 HERRING, Percival H, Stoker 1c, RFR, C/SS 119884, MPK

 HOWDEN, Peter, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 318883, MPK

 JAMES, Alfred T, Able Seaman, C/JX 260130, killed

 JENVEY, Walter, Ty/Petty Officer, C/JX 142432, MPK

 JOHNSON, Ralph, Stoker 1c, C/SKX 158, MPK

 JOHNSTONE, Walter M, Ordinary Telegraphist, C/JX 308719, MPK

 JOLLY, John, Telegraphist, C/JX 226431, MPK

 KAY, Archibald, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 308909, MPK

 KIRK, Alfred, Able Seaman, C/JX 169226, MPK

 KIRKBY, Henry, Able Seaman, C/JX 278163, MPK

 KIRKNESS, Charles E, Ty/Petty Officer, RFR, C/J 102899, MPK

 KITCHENSIDE, Geoffrey, Signalman, C/JX 252272, MPK

 LAX, William, Act/Able Seaman, C/JX 214732, MPK

 LEAHY, William J, Ty/Petty Officer Steward, C/LX 21543, MPK

 MACDONALD, Donald A, Supply Assistant, C/MX 95270, MPK

 MARKWELL, Kenneth, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 318710, MPK

 MARRIOTT, Joseph H, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 328234, MPK

 MAY, Alfred, Stoker 1c, C/KX 109515, MPK

 MAY, Edwin F, Able Seaman, C/JX 167664, MPK

 MCARTHUR, William, Able Seaman, P/JX 219818, MPK

 MCCOURT, Charles C, Petty Officer Cook, C/MX 45507, MPK

 MCCREADIE, John W M C, Act/Able Seaman, C/JX 249067, killed

 MCINTYRE, Hugh, Ty/Act/Leading Stoker, C/KX 93743, MPK

 MIDDLEMISS, Robert A, Able Seaman, C/JX 137656, MPK

 MILLER, William J, Stoker 1c, C/KX 137399, MPK

 MOORE, Arthur, Ordinary Coder, C/JX 356132, MPK

 OVENS, Joseph, Able Seaman, C/JX 168251, MPK

 PALMER, Douglas C E, Engine Room Artificer 4c, C/MX 61277, MPK

 PATTEN, William, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 319433, MPK

 PEARCE, Horace, Act/Stoker Petty Officer, C/KX 80889, MPK

 POOLE, William, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 316349, MPK

 POPE, Herbert E, Stoker Petty Officer, C/K 54493, MPK

 REED, Albert C, Stoker 2c, C/KX 145275, MPK

 REEVE, Frederick M, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 279117, MPK

 REID, Kenneth, Able Seaman, C/SSX 25592, MPK

 RINGROSE, Alfred, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 350815, MPK

 ROPER, George, Able Seaman, RFR, C/J 48293, MPK

 SAMPLE, Stephen, Stoker 2c, C/KX 145767, MPK

 SEAMAN, George W, Stoker 1c, C/KX 11160, MPK

 SEELY, Frank, Able Seaman, C/JX 215104, MPK

 SPARSHOTT, Walter J, Stoker 2c, C/KX 146410, MPK

 STILL, Reginald P D, Able Seaman, P/JX 210559, MPK

 STOCKS, Craven, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 315286, MPK

 STOCKS, Thomas E, Stoker 1c, C/KX 145858, killed

 SYLVESTER, Philip G L, Engine Room Artificer 4c, C/MX 73443, MPK

 TOMLIN, Harry R, Ty/Supply Petty Officer, C/MX 57949, MPK

 TURNBULL, Joseph, Ty/Petty Officer, C/SSX 15606, killed

 WALKDEN, Wilfred, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 316398, MPK

 WALLACE, Robert, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 335199, MPK

 WALTON, John, Stoker 1c, C/KX 115054, MPK

 WARREN, Henry A, Stoker 1c, RFR, C/KX 76398, MPK

 WILLIAMS, Roland L M, Able Seaman, P/JX 251757, MPK

 WILSON, Patrick A, Stoker 2c, C/KX 145278, MPK


Boom Patrol, as POW, executed

 EWART, Robert, Marine, PLY/X 108880, killed


Brocklesby, surface action

 AHERN, James, Able Seaman, P/JX 282313, killed


FAA, 769 Sqn, Condor, air crash

 HARVEY, John F, Ty/Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed

 KEMP, Percy, Ty/Act/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


FAA, 826 Sqn, Grebe, air crash

 MANNING, John C, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


Kelt, explosion

 NISBET, Ernest C, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 288274, DOW


Marigold, ship loss

 HUTH, Christopher R, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR DOW

 SNELLING, Stephen W, Mechanician (Pens), C/K 18995, DOW


Pembroke, rail accident

 GUEST, John, Stoker 2c, C/KX 141377, killed


Quebec, accident

 SMITH, Herbert, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 354241, killed



 THOMAS, Ivor M, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, died


Worcester, surface action

 HEMMINGS, Harold D, Canteen Manager, NAAFI, killed



12 December 1942


5/3 Maritime Regt, RA

 FOLEY, Joseph, Gunner, RA, 3717653, killed


Avalon (RCN), fire

 ABBOTT, Alfred B, Petty Officer, A/4173 (RCNR), killed

 ADIE, William A, Leading Supply Assistant, V/9681 (RCNVR), killed

 BERNIER, Rodrigue, Leading Writer, 40784 (RCN), killed

 EGAN, Gerald R, Ordinary Seaman, V/4708 (RCNVR), killed

 GILES, Charles R, Able Seaman, V/27311 (RCNVR), killed

 GLASGOW, William A, Ordinary Seaman, V/31306 (RCNVR), killed

 GOODWIN, George E, Stoker 2c, V/30924 (RCNVR), killed

 GREER, Robert S, Stoker 1c, V/16155 (RCNVR), killed

 HUGHES, Reginald A, Petty Officer Cook (S), X 41099 (RCN), killed

 LAROCQUE, Alexander J, Ordinary Seaman, V/35466 (RCNVR), killed

 LEONARD, George J, Ordinary Seaman, V/39249 (RCNVR), killed

 MACMILLAN, Duncan R, Sick Berth Attendant, V/24847 (RCNVR), killed

 OWENS, William K, Petty Officer Stoker, V/4762 (RCNVR), killed

 QUINLAN, Francis, Supply Assistant, 40653 (RNC), killed

 RICHMOND, Wallace C J, Signalman, V/9804 (RCNVR), killed

 SPIKESLEY, Douglas A, Yeoman of Signals, 3027 (RCN), killed

 VAILLANCOURT, Fernand, Sick Berth Attendant, V/42867 (RCNVR), killed

 WALLACE, Wilbert C, Ordinary Seaman, V/24983 (RCNVR), killed

 WOOLLEY, Hector A B C, Ordinary Signalman, V/8285 (RCNVR), killed


Avonwood, steamship

 BURTON, James, Act/Leading Seaman (DEMS), P/JX 224118, (President III, O/P), MPK

 COGAN, Gerald F, Act/Able Seaman, C/JX 267977, (President III, O/P), MPK

 JOHNSON, Arthur S, Act/Able Seaman, P/JX 226041, (President III, O/P), MPK

 MILLER, John M, Act/Able Seaman, C/JX 339365, (President III, O/P), MPK


Glen Tilt, steamship

 COOPER, Leslie, Act/Able Seaman, P/JX 291261, (President III, O/P), MPK


Green Pasture, drowning

 STAIN, Alfred, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 228720, DOWS


Knitsley, steamship

 HIGGINSON, Laurel F A, Act/Able Seaman, D/JX 239629, (President III, O/P), MPK


Lindisfarne, steamship

 HODGES, Clifford H, Act/Able Seaman, D/JX 187969, (President III, O/P), MPK

 MARTIN, Richard, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), C/JX 311652, (President III, O/P), MPK

 MOORE, Norman H, Act/Able Seaman, C/JX 289304, (President III, O/P), MPK

 WALLS, John R, Act/Able Seaman, P/JX 334752, (President III, O/P), MPK


Lipis, as POW

 CALDWELL, Hugh C, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (E), RNR, died


Marianne, steamship

 ANDERTON, Joseph F, Act/Able Seaman, C/JX 165595, (President III, O/P), killed

 MCCORMACK, Charles, Act/Able Seaman, D/JX 349703, (President III, O/P), MPK


Matapedia (RCN), fire

 MACLEAN, James A, Able Seaman, V/1136 (RCNVR), killed


Orilla (RCN), fire

 EPSTEIN, Irving, Able Seaman, V/23432 (RCNVR), killed



 HAMMOND, Arthur, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), C/JX 201423, (President III, O/P), MPK


P.222, submarine, lost

 ABSOLOM, Richard W, Leading Telegraphist, P/J 102709, MPK

 ARKLEY, George E, Stoker 1c, D/KX 86682, MPK

 BIBBS, Jack, Able Seaman, D/JX 237672, MPK

 BIRD, Ernest F, Engine Room Artificer 3c, D/MX 54216, MPK

 BROOKS, Bertram A, Chief Petty Officer, C/J 106898, MPK

 CLARKSON, George, Stoker 2c, D/KX 148140, MPK

 CLOSE, James E, Leading Signalman, C/JX 155239, MPK

 COUSINS, Michael A, Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK

 CUSACK, Stanley J G, Engine Room Artificer 1c, D/M 34913, MPK

 DEAKIN, Ronald, Stoker Petty Officer, P/KX 82717, MPK

 DUNKINSON, Frederick W G, Petty Officer, P/SSX 20876, MPK

 EVANS, Leslie G, Able Seaman, C/JX 203926, MPK

 EVERETT, Robin L, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 319322, MPK

 FINN, John S, Able Seaman, C/SSX 28172, MPK

 FYLAN, Arthur P, Able Seaman, P/JX 157042, MPK

 GEORGE, Alfred D, Able Seaman, D/JX 145607, MPK

 GILES, Fitzroy A, Stoker 1c, D/KX 86320, MPK

 GILLARD, Stanley E, Able Seaman, D/JX 212988, MPK

 GOWING, Frederick B, Leading Stoker, D/KX 85886, MPK

 HARTLEY, William, Stoker 1c, D/KX 85352, MPK

 HEMELRYK, Anthony, Lieutenant, MPK

 HERBERT, Donald V, Telegraphist, P/JX 154232, MPK

 JONES, Frederick H, Able Seaman, D/J 106630, MPK

 KERRY, Alick, Petty Officer Telegraphist, P/JX 128667, MPK

 KNOX, William J, Able Seaman, P/JX 156418, MPK

 MACKENZIE, Alexander J, Lieutenant Commander, MPK

 MANSON, Alexander, Able Seaman, D/JX 144228, MPK

 MORGAN, John E W, Petty Officer, C/JX 134896, MPK

 MORTON, John R, Leading Stoker, P/KX 93701, MPK

 MURRAY, Norman B, Engine Room Artificer 3c, D/MX 58058, MPK

 NEWMAN, Robert T, Engine Room Artificer 5c, C/MX 77055, MPK

 PARFITT, William F, Petty Officer, P/J 100705, MPK

 PAXTON, Ronald W, Stoker 1c, C/KX 139300, MPK

 RICKS, Peter A, Telegraphist, P/JX 157504, MPK

 ROGERS, Bernard V, Stoker 1c, P/KX 93968, MPK

 SALTER, Albert J, Leading Stoker, P/KX 90114, MPK

 SAUNDERS, Horace E, Leading Stoker, P/KX 120189, MPK

 SCANLAN, John, Leading Stoker, P/KX 84238, MPK

 STAINES, Albert F, Leading Seaman, C/JX 140820, MPK

 STANLEY, Victor A, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 327418, MPK

 STORR, James W, Petty Officer Telegraphist, P/JX 49736, MPK

 TANCOCK, Sidney J, Able Seaman, D/JX 208452, MPK

 TAYLOR, Anthony J D, Sub Lieutenant, MPK

 TAYLOR, Leonard F, Warrant Engineer, MPK

 WILCOCK, Thomas, Able Seaman, C/JX 290035, MPK

 WILKINSON, Leonard, Electrical Artificer 1c, P/MX 45394, MPK

 WINDHAM, John O, Engine Room Artificer 2c, D/MX 46580, MPK


Quentin, ship loss

 KIRKLAND, Leslie S, Act/Engine Room Artificer 4c, P/MX 89035, DOW


Roxborough, fire

 BROAD, Kenneth A, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 319563, killed


Sherwood, fire

 DIXON, Sydney G, Stoker 1c, C/SKX 1609, MPK


Trail (RCN), fire

 ROGERSON, George S, Sick Berth Attendant, V/23287 (RCNVR), killed


Worcester, surface action

 ARMSTON, Vernon, Able Seaman, P/JX 220240, killed



13 December 1942


Blenheim, illness

 OSBORNE, Norman J, Able Seaman, C/J 57410, died


Brocklesby, surface action

 AYLWARD, Lyell T N, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 325483, DOW


City of Bombay, steamship

 ATKINS, Stanley, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), C/JX 338231, (President III, O/P), MPK


Marigold, ship loss

 YATES, Joseph O V, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR DOW


Pembroke, illness

 SAMPSON, Stanley E, Act/Steward, C/LX 32299, died


White Bear, boiler explosion

 HATTON, William, Stoker 2c, D/KX 136478, killed

 HOGG, Adam B, Ty/Act/Stoker Petty Officer, D/KX 89142, DOW

 NUTT, John, Able Seaman, D/JX 182483, DOW

 SCANTLEBURY, Frederick T, Engine Room Artificer 1c, RNR, D/365 EC, DOW



14 December 1942


Argonaut (right - NavyPhotos), torpedoed

 FLANAGAN, James, Stoker 1c, P/KX 146241, MPK

 MCMINN, Gerald, Stoker 1c, P/KX 103058, MPK

 MORGAN, Harri S G, Act/Lieutenant (E), MPK


Badger, illness

 WHITESIDE, Robert, Regulating Petty Officer, C/JX 159056, died


Coreopsis, lost overboard

 WIGNALL, George, Able Seaman, D/JX 206201, MPK


Edencrag, steamship

 HILTON, Wilfred, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 253583, (President III, O/P), MPK

 SCOTT, John S M, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), C/JX 229621, (President III, O/P), MPK



 KOEBLEN, Rene, Engine Room Artificer 4c, P/MX 96691, (Frenchman, served as John Taylor), killed


FAA, 889 Sqn, Grebe, air crash

 CLAYDEN, Anthony R, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


Hecla, ship loss

 HONEY, Herbert D, Warrant Supply Officer DOW


Marigold, ship loss

 MORIARTY, William T H, Ty/Supply Petty Officer, C/MX 45108, DOW


Orfor, steamship

 EDGAR, Robert, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 257272, (President III, O/P), MPK

 FOSTER, John P, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 257267, (President III, O/P), MPK

 WATSON, Thomas H D, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), C/JX 259342, (President III, O/P), MPK


RM Chatham Division

 WHALE, Mervyn J, Act/Corporal, RM, CH/X 104995, killed


St Angelo, illness

 HENTON, John, Able Seaman (Pens), P/JX 144274, died


St Vincent, illness

 GODFREY, Gordon H, Chief Petty Officer, P/J 43957, died


TLC.111, tank landing craft, later LCT, explosion

 LEWIS, Cyril, Motor Mechanic, C/MX 71383, killed 


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