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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 MAY 1943 -  in date, ship/unit & name order


Edited by Gordon Smith, Naval-History.Net


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on to June 1943



(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 - February-May 1943
Battles for Tunis & North Africa, Battle of Atlantic peaks, U-boats withdraw, 'Dambusters' raid'




1 May 1943


Adelfotis, steamship

STEVENS, Oliver C, Act/Able Seaman, P/JX 313869, (President III, O/P), killed


British Trust, steamship

NILE, John H R, Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 189784, (President III, O/P), killed


Corbis, steamship

CORLESS, Daniel, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 311882, (President III, O/P), DOWS


Drake, illness

BUTLER, Roland V, Engine Room Artificer 1c, RNR, D/386 EC, died


Erinpura, steamship

BYRNE, John, Signalman, C/JX 220652, (President III, O/P), MPK

CODMAN, Leslie, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), P/JX 334313, (President III, O/P), MPK

MCNAUGHTON, John G, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), P/JX 291647, (President III, O/P), MPK


FAA, 766 Sqn, Landrail, air crash

HAMLET, Ronald S, Ty/Act/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed

PRITCHARD, Peter, Ty/Act/Leading Airman, FAA/299845, MPK

REEVES, John H, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNZNVR, killed


MTB.630, surface action

BOLTON, William C, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 362711, killed

CLARK, Percy N, Able Seaman, P/JX 348646, killed

GUTHRIE, Graham A, Lieutenant, RNVR, killed


Royal Marines, "The Man Who Never Was" deception, operation Mincemeat

MARTIN William, Act/Major, RM, (fictitious name), died



HULEN, James E, Ordinary Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 315705, killed



2 May 1943


Cava, illness

MACDERMID, Donald A, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 242837, died


Harrier, drowning

RAY, Charles S, Leading Seaman, P/JX 264071, died


Hornet, illness

STEPTO, Andrew G, Petty Officer, C/J 3172, died


Jumna (RIN)

MANNARIKEL, Kumaran, Able Seaman, 9644 (RIN), died


MTB.630, surface action

GODDARD, Frederick M J, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, DOW


Wildfire, illness

BURKE, James, Chief Engine Room Artificer, C/M 435, died



3 May 1943


Exeter, as POW

JEFFS, Harold T F, Able Seaman, D/SSX 20620, killed


FAA, 768 Sqn, Argus, air crash

PETERS, Lynn H B de B, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


FAA, 775 Sqn, Grebe, air operations

BURBRIDGE, Lionel E W, Ty/Midshipman (A), RNVR, killed


FAA, 775 Sqn, St Angelo, air operations

BONHAM, Walter G H, Lieutenant, killed


Houghly II (RIN)


Ordinary Seaman, 77144 (RIN), died


Lord Keith, lost overboard

CAPEL, Arthur J, Cook, RNPS, LT/MX 105803, MPK


Nipigon (RCN)

HAY, James C, Able Seaman, V 14886 (RCNVR), killed


Victory IV, illness

GRANT, Joseph A, Commissioned Boatswain, died



4 May 1943



MCGIVERN, Owen O, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 110457, DOWS


Lorient, steamship

BRAITHWAITE, Albert E, Ty/Act/Petty Officer (DEMS), C/JX 183988, (President III, O/P), MPK

THOMAS, Gwilym D, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 335864, (President III, O/P), MPK

THOMPSON, Henry E A, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 335842, (President III, O/P), MPK


MTB.639, ship loss

HEYBYRNE, Arthur G D, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, DOW


Patricia Cam (RAN)

KENTISH, Rev Leonard N, Minister,  civilian prisoner of Japanese, executed


President, illness

BRAMBLE, James J, Major, RM, died


Resource, illness

CLUGSTON, William, Act/Leading Stoker, P/KX 77280, DOWS


Sultan II, as POW

PHILLIPS, John, Lieutenant, RNR, died



ALLEN, Albert E, Marine, CH/X 110061, died



5 May 1943


2 Maritime Regt, RA

DOUGHERTY, Brian, Gunner, RA, 4279507, killed

HARMER, Robert E, Gunner, RA, 2064618, killed


3 Maritime Regt, RA

CLARKE, Raymond, Gunner, RA, 5334285, killed

WILSON, Thomas, Gunner, RA, 11060266, killed


5 Maritime Regt, RA

KNIGHT, Stanley J, Lance Bombardier, RA, 6143109, killed

RIORDAN, Victor D, Gunner, RA, 1596350, killed


6 Maritime Regt, RA

BRUNNER, John E, Gunner, RA, 3970414, killed

FORD, Samuel S, Lance Bombardier, RA, 4864074, killed

MITCHELL, Horace H, Bombardier, RA, 4755320, killed


Bonde, steamship

KUGELE, George W, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), C/JX 392987, (President III, O/P), MPK

ROSE, Alfred, Ty/Act/Able Seaman, D/JX 227695, (President III, O/P), MPK


Bristol City, steamship

BAVERSTOCK, Wilfred R S, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), P/JX 23500, (President III, O/P), MPK

MILNER, John R, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 336951, (President III, O/P), MPK

WOLFE, Frederick H, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), C/JX 334943, (President III, O/P), MPK


Collingwood (RCN)

SCALES, Alfred D, Ordinary Seaman, V 10996 (RCNVR), died


FAA, 796 Sqn, Kilele, air crash

ASTLEY, Glyn L, Ty/Leading Airman, FAA/FX 114989, MPK

ELDER, John, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed

EVANS, Donald W, Ty/Act/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


Fingal, steamship

PAYNE, Sidney C, Able Seaman, B 2901 (RANR), (President III, O/P), MPK


Harperley, steamship

LAKING, Cyril, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), P/JX 235962, (President III, O/P), MPK


Midge, air crash

COOPER, Dudley S, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, killed


Napier (RAN), drowning

TRELOAR, Rupert B, Lieutenant, RAN, MPK


Nile, illness

WARDELL, Frederick W, Leading Telegraphist, P/SSX 21496, died


North Britain, steamship

BAXTER, Major A, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), P/JX 289562, (President III, O/P), MPK

CULLEN, William, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 392862, (President III, O/P), MPK

CURRELL, Herbert, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), P/JX 313937, (President III, O/P), MPK

FOSTER, Thomas W, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 392854, (President III, O/P), MPK

NEWCOMBE, James T, Act/Leading Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 248812, (President III, O/P), MPK


Royal Arthur, illness

COLLIS, Clifford, Leading Sick Berth Attendant, P/SBR/X 6191, died


Selvistan, steamship

KELL, William A, Act/Leading Seaman (DEMS), P/JX 213216, (President III, O/P), DOWS

LATTER, James A, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), P/JX 392507, (President III, O/P), MPK

WRIGHT, Harold, Act/Leading Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 214713, (President III, O/P), MPK



6 May 1943



COSHAM, Ronald E, Petty Officer Motor Mechanic, C/MX 76770, DOWS


ML.178, accident

RENDALL, Colin, Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, killed



7 May 1943


Albrighton, surface action

STRAIN, Jack, Able Seaman, D/JX 147626, DOW


BYMS.8, road accident

TRAVERSE, Anthony, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 299621, killed


Dalhousie (RIN)

ABDUL, Ibrahim, Stoker 1c, 2196 (RIN), died


Dolius, steamship

BENIT, Stanley W J, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), C/JX 312162, (President III, O/P), DOWS


Hooghly (RIN)

JOSEPH, A (initial only), Ordinary Seaman, 11876 (RIN), died


Orion, air crash

DITCHFIELD, James, Stoker Petty Officer, P/KX 83101, killed

UNDERWOOD, Guy A B, Paymaster Midshipman, killed


Parthian, surface action

MCCABE, John, Able Seaman, P/SSX 23239, DOW


Shrapnel, illness

COLLINS, William W, Chief Petty Officer, P/229903, died



HIGGINS, Martin, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 130310, DOW, buried in Basra



8 May 1943


2 Maritime Regt, RA

BENSON, Robert, Bombardier, RA, 3191841, killed

JORDAN, Thomas, Gunner, RA, 4462468, killed


Daneman, ship loss

CLANACHAN, John J, Engineman, RNPS, LT/JX 110424, MPK

FOLKES, John G, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 245636, MPK

GOODING, Walter, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 259040, MPK

HIGGINS, Barry P, Ordinary Coder, C/JX 214307, MPK

MACKENZIE, John, Seaman, RNR (PS), LT/X 8025C, MPK

WALKER, Felix, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 287030, MPK


FAA, 738 Sqn, Saker, air crash

BERRY, Edward W S, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


Kimberley, illness

HAMMOND, Ronald E, Petty Officer, D/JX 131900, DOWS



TROWELL, George A E, Able Seaman, P/JX 296307, killed


MTB.637, surface action

GITSHAM, Wilfred L H, Act/Chief Motor Mechanic, P/MX 105717, killed


Pansy (RIN)

ATAR, Jan, Engine Room Serang, 70524 (RIN), died


President III

SKINNER, George A, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), P/JX 394541, DOWS


RN Auxiliary Hospital, Colombo, illness

MCLAUGHLIN, Elizabeth T, Nursing Sister, died


Saker II

SANDFORD, Richard P A, Leading Air Fitter (L), FAA/FX 75302, killed


Scylla, lost overboard

STEPHENS, Donald A, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 385593, MPK



9 May 1943


FAA, 819 Sqn, Daedalus, air crash

MARTIN, Ronald E, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


Fairlie, illness

RYAN, Matthew, Chief Petty Officer Stoker, D/K 4958, died


Gonding (SANF)

JAMES, H (initial only), Steward, CN/72252 (SANF), died


MNBDO II, illness

KING, John H M, Marine, CH/X 107227, died


MTB.61, ship loss

ADSHEAD, Frank, Stoker 1c, C/KX 79280, MPK


Norman (RAN), accident

QUINN, Kevin, Telegraphist, SV 105 (RANR), killed


RN Malay Section

ABDUL, Hamid B J, Leading Seaman, MN 159 (Malay Section), killed


Sparrowhawk, road accident

DAVIDSON, Alexander McL, Air Fitter (E), FAA/FX 99526, killed



NISBET, Gordon, Stoker 1c, D/KX 109518, DOWS



10 May 1943


Exeter , as POW

RAINEY, Samuel, Stoker, RFR, D/K 55652, died



PARSONS, John R, Act/Able Seaman, D/JX 306870, died


Hamilcar, Combined Operations base, Djedjelli, Algeria and Messina, Sicily drowning

GORDON, George, Act/Petty Officer Telegraphist, C/JX 138241, died



JOLLIFFE, Leslie, Lieutenant (E), RNR, MPK


RN Malay Section

BUJANG, Bin J, Able Seaman, MN 1226 (Malay Section), killed



11 May 1943


Collingwood, bombing

WARNE, John W, Chief Petty Officer Cook (Pens), P/364262, DOW



NEWTON, John, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 257699, killed



EVANS, James L, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 399443, DOWS


Hamilcar, Combined Operations base, Djedjelli, Algeria and Messina, Sicily

HENWOOD, Charles B, Petty Officer, P/J 114075, killed

TAYLOR, James W, Engine Room Artificer 5c, P/MX 88897, killed


ML.133, ship loss

HOPKINS, Frank E, Chief Petty Officer, P/J 98427, MPK


Quiberon (RAN), accident

MACLIVER, Lindsay, Lieutenant Commander, RAN, killed


RN Training Establishment, Rosyth, illness

BAKER, Gerald N, Engine Room Artificer Apprentice, MX 120575, died


Taihow, steamship

PACKHAM, William J, Warrant Writer Officer, (Lanka, O/P), killed



12 May 1943


5 Maritime Regt, RA

DIGBY, Arthur J, Gunner, RA, 1583872, killed

ELLERY, Albert J, Gunner, RA, 5622295, killed

SLOAN, Arthur E, Gunner, RA, 3717605, killed

TAYLOR, William H E, Lance Sergeant, RA, 2049035, killed


Brand, steamship

HOMER, Arthur E, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 254708, (President III, O/P), MPK


Europa, bombing

BARBOUR, Alexander R, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 221625, killed

CROCKFORD, Kitty I, WRNS, 42281, killed

ELLABY, Reginald, Assistant Steward, RNPS, LT/LX 31405, killed

EVERETT, Lily E, WRNS, N/WRNS 42900, killed

GREASLEY, William H, Assistant Steward, RNPS, LT/LX 31208, killed

HARRISON, Albert L, Leading Seaman, P/211243, killed

HAZEL, John, Assistant Steward, RNPS, LT/LX 31210, killed

HUBBUCK, Matthew, Leading Steward, RNPS, LT/LX 30197, killed

LAVERICK, John G, Assistant Steward, RNPS, LT/LX 31213, killed

SMITH, George N L, Act/Petty Officer, RNPS, LT/JX 212599, killed

STEWART, George, 2nd Hand, RNR (PS), LT/X 73 SB, killed

TUNGATE, Leslie C, Leading Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 195818, killed

WEBB, Joseph T, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 154051, killed


Exeter, as POW

LANGRIDGE, Basil F J, Able Seaman, D/J 24361, died


FAA, 811 Sqn, Biter, air operations

LEE, Richard J, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed

MARSDEN, George H, Ty/Leading Airman, FAA/FX 115050, MPK

WITTS, Vincent W, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


Fort Concord, steamship

BRADLEY, James, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), C/JX 336120, (President III, O/P), MPK

DRUMMOND, George R, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), C/JX 220104, (President III, O/P), MPK

HURN, Hubert H, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 339122, (President III, O/P), MPK

PICTON, William G, Act/Petty Officer (DEMS), P/JX 193014, (President III, O/P), MPK


Hamilcar, Combined Operations base, Djedjelli, Algeria and Messina, Sicily

PERRY, John H, Motor Mechanic, D/MX 98899, DOWS



BIRRELL, Colin M, Able Seaman, P/JX 194143, killed


Middleton, lost overboard

GREENWOOD, Benjamin G, Able Seaman, P/JX 272691, MPK


Minos, bombing

HAYDON, Gerald A E, Paymaster Lieutenant, RNVR, killed



SINGLETON, Ronald, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 280751, DOWS


Plym, drowning

GRANT, Allan, Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, died


President, illness

VENABLES, John, Chief Officer Shore Signal Station, died


RM School of Music, accident

DANIEL, Patrick G R, Band Boy, RMB/X 2012, killed


Sheba, accident

THORNTON, John E, Lieutenant (E), killed


Strathgarry, bombing

SMITH, Lewis L, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 209246, killed



13 May 1943


Archimedes, illness

COWIE, John, 2nd Hand, RNPS, LT/JX 242478, died


Condor, accident

DINES, Joseph F, Marine, PLY/X 107201, killed


Corinthian, accident

STANYER, John, Assistant Steward, NAP R 161977, killed


Drake, illness

GIBBONS, William, Stoker Petty Officer, D/KX 84809, died


Duke of York

LITTLETON, William J, Plumber 1c, D/MX 46200, DOWS


Europa, bombing

RATHMELL, Squire W, Wireman, C/MX 92805, killed


FAA, 782 Sqn, Heron, air crash

STEVENS, John P, Act/Sub Lieutenant, RNR, killed

HATFIELD, Vernon V, Ty/Leading Airman, FAA/FX 78549, killed


Forward II, on loan to RAF, air operations

CHURCH, James F, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, killed



RANDLE, Louis F, Leading Air Fitter (E), FAA/SFX 2066, DOWS


Sultan, as POW

DALLEY, George A, Marine, PLY/X 3821, (ex-Prince of Wales), died



14 May 1943


Cochrane, illness

WOODS, Patrick J, Act/Able Seaman, C/JX 220234, died


Drake, illness

LINEHAN, Thomas, Stoker 1c, D/K 61296, died


Ilex, bombing

CLARKE, George H, Able Seaman, P/JX 246871, killed

COOK, John R, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 389645, killed

SEVERNS, Stanley, Able Seaman, P/JX 239359, killed



SCOTT, Alvin G, Petty Officer, P/J 114712, DOWS


ML.1154, ship loss

COSTELLO, William, Leading Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 185969, killed

COX, Charles W, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 219617, MPK

DORES, Andrew H, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 190083, MPK

KENNEDY, John, Engineman, RNPS, LT/KX 110659, MPK

WARD, Leslie R, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNZNVR, MPK

WATTS, Donald G, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNZNVR, MPK


MNBDO I, road accident

GLEAVE, Frederick, Ty/Act/Captain, RM, killed


South African Naval Force

ORGILL, C (initial only) B, Able Seaman, CN/71947 (SANF), died



SLAVEN, Sidney P, Act/Shipwright 4c, P/MX 53579, DOWS



15 May 1943


Benbow, illness

WOODHOUSE, Joseph, Supply Chief Petty Officer, C/M 32188, died



STOCKTON, Frank W, Stoker 1c, C/KX 152291, DOWS


Empire Ray, steamship, illness

DAVIES, George E, Act/Able Seaman, C/JX 249680, (President III, O/P), DOWS


Exeter as POW

BUTCHER, David, Able Seaman, D/SSX 19914, died

CORY, William E, Stoker Petty Officer, D/K 21680, died


FAA, 759 Sqn, Heron, air crash

MCCRACKEN, Alan C H, Sub Lieutenant (A), RNZNVR, killed


Fervent, illness

MACKIE, James R, Able Seaman, C/J 93141, died


Kipanga, air crash

HEWIT, John W, Leading Air Mechanic, FAA/FX 75729, killed


Marousie Logothete, steamship

WITTS, Albert C, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 304626, (President III, O/P), MPK


Nile, drowning

GRAHAM, John A, Act/Able Seaman, C/JX 265869, died


RM School of Signals, Southwold

NAPTHINE, Leslie M, Sergeant, RM, CH/X 187, killed


Speedy, mining

BURGESS, John, Stoker 1c, P/JX 97648, killed

DEAKIN, John A, Act/Leading Stoker, P/MX 104200, killed

LEAH, Philip, Electrical Artificer 3c, P/MX 59865, killed

WILSON, James H, Chief Petty Officer Stoker, P/K 63347, killed



16 May 1943



SAYER, Charles W, Able Seaman, C/JX 140578, died



SUGDEN, Peter G, Act/Lieutenant Commander, died



PEEL, George H, Ty/Leading Seaman, C/JX 155195, killed


President I, illness

BLACKWELL-CHADWICK, Reginald J, Ty/Py/Act/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, died


RM 1st AA Regt, illness

BACKHOUSE, Anthony P, Marine, EX/1749, DOWS


Sphinx, accident

EVANS, John J V, Act/Petty Officer, P/JX 140866, killed


Victory, illness

SHARPLES, Derek, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 444115, died



17 May 1943


3 Maritime Regt, RA

ROYLE, Ronald, Gunner, RA, 4985782, killed


FAA, 766 Sqn, Landrail, air crash

BAXTER, Albert G, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


Norse, road accident

MACDONALD, Donald, Seaman, RNR (PS), LT/X 7884 C, killed


Northmoor, steamship

GARNER, Walter, Act/Leading Seaman (DEMS), P/JX 215092, (President III, O/P), MPK


Skirmisher, illness

GREEN, Cyril, 2nd Hand, RNR (PS), LT/X 38, died



18 May 1943


Barwick, explosion

FLETCHER, Henry L, Signalman, P/JX 220407, MPK

GRIFFITHS, John B, Engine Room Artificer 4c, C/MX 55017, MPK

HANDLEY, Ernest A, Act/Able Seaman, P/JX 273206, MPK

HAWKINS, Harry, Act/Able Seaman, P/JX 264984, MPK

HOPE, Wilfred, Act/Leading Stoker, P/KX 92718, killed

MCEWAN, Edward, Ty/Act/Petty Officer, D/JX 157744, MPK

PENNINGTON, David, Stoker Petty Officer, C/KX 75092, killed

THOMPSON, Francis R O, Ty/Skipper, RNR, killed

THOMSON, John, Stoker Petty Officer, P/K 58572, DOW

WOODS, Richard, Act/Commander (Nile, O/P), killed


Delphinula, steamship

MURRELL, Frederick G, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), C/JX 336225, (President III, O/P), killed

VENOUR, Arthur J, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), C/JX 336077, (President III, O/P), MPK


Drake, drowning

SIMPSON, William, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 421167, died


Exeter, as POW

PARMENTER, John C, Able Seaman, D/J 96924, died



FLYN, Samuel N, Leading Seaman, D/J 14712, died


LCI(L).289, drowning

LANE, John P, Stoker 1c, P/KX 103977, died


Louisburg (RCN), ship loss

ANDERSON, Cecil F, Leading Signalman, V 8276 (RCNVR), DOW



19 May 1943



PRICE, Ronald C, Leading Seaman, P/JX 333753, killed



GLENDINNING, Douglas J, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, died


Barwick, explosion

DUNCAN, William P, Ty/Lieutenant, RNR, DOI


Drake, illness

KELLY, Joseph, Able Seaman, D/JX 348489, died

PEDDER, Frederick W, Ty/Lieutenant, RNR, died


Kongoni, illness

LISTER, Adam, Leading Seaman, P/JX 258723, died


Royal Indian Navy

ALI, Ahmad A, Greaser, 74048 (RIN), died



20 May 1943


Barwick, explosion

DAVIES, William M, Act/Engine Room Artificer 4c, C/MX 76126, DOW



MATTHEWS, Thomas, Chief Petty Officer, D/J 271914, DOWS



TITTERINGTON, Robert, Engine Room Artificer 4c, D/MX 75803, died


MMS.285, accident

GALLAGHER, Arthur J, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 241340, killed


South African Naval Force

LA CHARD, Edwin, Lieutenant Commander, SANF, died



21 May 1943


Cornwallis (RCN)

STEVENS, Earle M, Ordinary Seaman, V 49040 (RCNVR), died


FAA, 741 Sqn, Condor, air crash

BOARDMAN, Stanley, Ty/Act/Leading Airman, FAA/JX 168146, MPK



BRIERLEY, William, Able Seaman, D/JX 168819, killed


Saker II, air crash

PARKER, David S, Ty/Act/Leading Airman, FAA/FX 91167, DOW

TURNER, Arthur R, Ty/Act/Leading Airman, FAA/FX 95968, DOW


Silhouette, drowning

JENSEN, Reidar, Seaman, RNPS, (RNorN), died


Sultan, as POW

MCCAFFERY, Ralph C, Able Seaman, P/SSX 32349, died


Victory, illness

WILHELM, Henri, Engine Room Artificer 4c, P/MX 69495, (Frenchman, served as Henry Teal), died



22 May 1943



LAYTON, Geoffrey, Ty/Leading Seaman, C/JX 151053, MPK

MALES, Frederick J, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 376323, MPK



LAWSON, John R, Able Seaman, C/J 68061, died



DEVANEY, Edward, Air Artificer 4c, FAA/FX 78393, died


Glendower, illness

JAGO, Arthur J, Ordinary Seaman, JX 398524, died


LCV. 825

MAXWELL, Alfred, Act/Leading Seaman, P/JX 161055, MPK



MORRISON, Lewis, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 367313, MPK


Paragon, illness

SCALES, Harry, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 218451, died


Protector II (RCN)

RETIGAN, Francis V, Assistant Cook (S), V 49758 (RCNVR), killed


St Angelo

ROYLE, Alfred J, Ty/Act/Leading Air Mechanic (E), FAA/SFX 960, DOWS



23 May 1943



GARGAN, James G, Ty/Act/Leading Stoker, D/KX 127656, DOWS


President, bombing

JEWELL, John St A, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, killed


Redstart, as POW

ELDRIDGE, Harry N, Able Seaman, P/J 110399, died


Victory IV

THOMPSON, James, Seaman, RNR, P/9593 B, died



24 May 1943


Barwick, explosion

BALL, John R, Ty/Skipper, RNR, DOI


Braemar, drowning

LAWRENCE, Andrew L, 2nd Hand, RNR (PS), LT/X 19868 A, died


FAA, 827 Sqn, Landrail, air crash

GROVE, Bernard G, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK

HARRIS, John D M, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNZNVR, MPK


Northern Dawn, accident

SIMMS, Harry, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 231652, killed


RM Detachment 375, explosion

PEARCE, Ernest H, Marine, RME 13956, killed


RM Division Artillery, bombing

FRANCIS, Peter G, Ty/2nd Lieutenant, RM, killed



READER, Reginald L F, Able Seaman, P/JX 272782, DOWS



PACE, Frederick A, Ordinary Telegraphist, P/JX 4\322724, DOWS



25 May 1943



FROST, Herbert W, Petty Officer, RNPS, LT/JX 197349, DOWS


Barwick, explosion

DODD, William, Stoker 1c, P/KX 134989, DOW


Berry, illness

MACKAY, James, Stoker 1c, C/KX 129588, died


RM 1st Anti-Tank Battery

MOSSOP, James, Marine, PO/X 113600, DOWS


Searcher, drowning

GREENE, Henry J, Able Seaman, D/JX 173615, died



DRINKWATER, Harold W, Petty Officer, P/JX 136136, DOWS


Yeoman, illness

WALKER-TAYLOR, Gregory E, Lieutenant, RANVR, died



26 May 1943


Barwick, explosion

SANDILANDS, Charles A, Chief Engine Room Artificer, P/M 37040, DOW


Daneman, ship loss

ACRES, Alfred D, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 374512, DOW


RN Hospital Newton Abbot, illness

WILSON, John, Chief Petty Officer Sick Berth, C/M 7515, died


St Hyacinthe (RCN)

RODGER, Louis R, Ordinary Seaman, V 52807 (RCNVR), died



27 May 1943


Bhadravati (RIN)

MUHAMMAD, Yusuf, Able Seaman, 3615 (RIN), died


Europa, accident

WILSON, John T, Engineman, RNPS, LT/KX 110655, killed


FAA, 787 Sqn, Heron, air crash

BUSH, Richard J B, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


Foresight, illness

HAMILTON, Robert, Able Seaman, P/JX370539, died


Heron, air crash

POWER, Jeffrey W, Ty/Midshipman, RNR, killed


MTB.629, surface action

MARSHALL, James, Ty/Petty Officer, D/JX 135110, killed


RM Portsmouth Division, illness

KINGDOM, Cecil G W, Marine, PO/X 104944, died


Shropshire (RAN), accident

STANBURY, John W, Able Seaman, 24249 (RAN), killed


Woolwich, illness

DAHAN, Yaakov, Stoker 2c, Haifa/KX 594912, died



28 May 1943


Empire Scott, steamship, illness

PERT, William, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 239272, died


FAA, 810 Sqn, Blackcap, air crash

BERESFORD-JONES, Michael L, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


Forward, illness

DOMMETT, Albert, Chief Petty Officer Cook, P/363831, died


Lanka, illness

FRANCIS, David H, Ty/Paymaster Lieutenant, RNVR, died


President, illness

KALLIN, Mark, Lieutenant, RNVR, died


South African Naval Force

LUCAS, A (initial only) W, Able Seaman, 152875 (SANF), died



29 May 1943


Barwick, explosion

SHAW, Robert, Able Seaman, C/JX 317227, DOW


Dundonald, illness

HUNT, Alfred E, Petty Officer, P/JX 165059, died


Europa, illness

THOMAS, Arthur L, Stoker 1c, RNPS, LT/KX 124870, died


FAA, 827 Sqn, Landrail, air crash

COLDWELL, Ernest W, Ty/Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed

KENNEDY, Frederick W, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


Hopetarn, steamship

WOOD, William F, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), C/JX 219028, (President III, O/P), MPK


King George V

VARLEY, Kenneth L, Boy 1c, P/JX 246094, DOWS


MGB.110, ship loss

BAILEY, Hugh, Able Seaman, C/JX 182530, MPK

BURGESS, Stanley R, Signalman, C/JX 233641, MPK

FULTON, Albert E, Able Seaman, D/JX 288882, MPK

GOUGH, Thomas I, Able Seaman, P/JX 326404, killed

GRAINGER, William, Able Seaman, D/JX 212834, MPK

GROSSCURTH, David J, Able Seaman, P/JX 326793, MPK

KEEPING, Edward C, Ty/Act/Leading Seaman, C/JX 178987, MPK

RICHARDS, George D K, Lieutenant, MPK

STAGG, Arthur R, Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, killed

THOMAS, Reginald G, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 365056, MPK

WATERMAN, William, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK



BICK, Douglas T, Able Seaman, C/JX 316165, killed



HOPPERTON, Sydney, Able Seaman, C/JX 192781, killed


MTB.649, drowning

TESTER, Kenneth A, Leading Motor Mechanic, P/MX 99259, died



PETRIE, Robert, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 328746, killed



30 May 1943


Athene, road accident

DUNCAN, George, Able Seaman, P/JX 275847, killed


Edinburgh Castle, road accident

GREENING, Denham R C, Ordinary Telegraphist, D/JX 381651, killed


Europa, illness

MARCHESA, Cyril B, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 166635, died



MILES, Reginald V, Able Seaman, P/JX 217459, killed

POTTS, John, Stoker 2c, P/KX 152843, killed



HAY, Ebenezer, Chief Motor Mechanic 4c, P/MX 78537, killed


RM 2nd Landing Group

FORTUNE, William J, Marine, PO/X 3402, died


RM Infantry Training Command (ITC), Dalditch, Devon, illness

APPLEBY, William, Marine, PO/X 117876, died


RM Portsmouth Division, road accident

KINCH, Arthur B, Marine, PO/X 103600, killed


Untamed, submarine, lost

ACWORTH, Peter C G, Sub Lieutenant, killed

ARKWRIGHT, John R S, Able Seaman, P/JX 296512, killed

BALL, George H, Ty/Stoker Petty Officer, C/KX 83009, killed

BATES, Jack, Able Seaman, P/JX 248057, killed

BEARD, Robert L A S, Ty/Leading Seaman, C/SSX 20048, killed

BOTHAMS, Peter, Able Seaman, C/JX 157949, killed

BOWYER, Hugh L, Able Seaman, P/SSX 33293, killed

CHALLONER, Thomas G G, Chief Engine Room Artificer, D/MX 49479, killed

CLAYTON, Peter L, Ty/Act/Sub Lieutenant, RNR, killed

COLE, Herbert E D, Stoker 1c, D/KX 136417, killed

COOPER, Joseph F, Able Seaman, C/SSX 30887, killed

DANKS, George V, Engine Room Artificer 4c, P/MX 79014, killed

DOW, James, Telegraphist, D/JX 197814, killed

DUNCAN, John P, Lieutenant, killed

FLINN, Alfred O C, Able Seaman, P/SSX 22083, killed

FLOYD, Gordon D, Able Seaman, C/JX 153536, killed

GATES, Norman T, Act/Leading Seaman, P/JX 155381, killed

GIBSON, John J F, Able Seaman, C/JX 179395, kille

GREEN, Henry A W, Able Seaman, C/JX 203139, killed

HICKSON, William, Able Seaman, D/JX 207948, killed

HIGGINS, Geoffrey T C, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, killed

MALE, Peter, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 366078, killed

MILES, Frederick A, Act/Leading Stoker, P/KX 89365, killed

MITCHELL, Leslie C, Telegraphist, P/JX 229043, killed

NICHOL, Henry, Engine Room Artificer 4c, D/MX 74180, killed

NOLL, Gordon M, Lieutenant, killed

PENDLETON, Roy G, Stoker 2c, D/KX 145468, killed

PLAYFAIR, Peter, Act/Leading Telegraphist, C/JX 162409, killed

READ, Arthur G, Act/Leading Signalman, P/JX 147778, killed

SMITH, Leslie G, Act/Petty Officer Telegraphist, P/JX 140888, killed

SPENCER, Albert, Stoker 2c, D/KX 133120, killed

TIPPETT, Wilfred, Ty/Act/Petty Officer, D/JX 151254, killed

WALKER, Robert B, Stoker 1c, P/KX 121962, killed

WELFOOT, Clarence C, Ty/Act/Petty Officer, D/JX 126328, killed

WHEELER, Ronald, Able Seaman, RNVR, P/LDX 3427, killed

WISHART, Robert W, Ty/Act/Leading Stoker, C/KX 114973, killed



31 May 1943


4 Maritime Regt, RA

RILEY, Walter, Gunner, RA, 1560562, killed


Asbury, road accident

ENRIGHT, Marie, WRNS, WRNS 47240, killed


Blackcap, road accident

ALLENDER, Barbara M, WRNS, WA/WRNS 42191, killed

BULLOCK, George F, Act/Naval Airman 1c, FAA/FX 92505, killed

HOLDEN, Frederick, Act/Leading Air Mechanic (L), FAA/SFX 1286, killed

LAWTON, Dorothy J, WRNS, N/WRNS 41375, killed

MACCORMICK, Annie E, WRNS, WA/WRNS 15425, killed

SIMPSON, Joseph, Photographer, FAA/JX 209321, killed


Drake, illness

JAGO, Arthur C, Stoker 2c, D/KX 156854, died


Electra, as POW

FRIEND, Harry L, Telegraphist, C/JX 236947, died


Jupiter, as POW

MORGAN, John S A, Ordinary Coder, D/JX 197972, died


RM Portsmouth Division, illness

PRICE, Robert W, Lance Corporal, RM, PO/X 102377, died


X.7, midget submarine, accident

LOCKE, David H, Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK


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