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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 1944 -  in date, ship/unit & name order


Edited by Gordon Smith, Naval-History.Net


HMS Offa, destroyer

(NavyPhotos, click photographs for enlargements)

on to June 1944



(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

(2) Click for abbreviations

(3) Link to Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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




Background Events - January-May 1944

Air war on Germany, Atlantic & Russian convoy battles, Anzio landings ('Shingle'), Indian Ocean operations, Battles of Cassino, Preparations for D-day




Monday, 1 May 1944


3 Maritime Regt, RA

PARTON, James L, Lance Bombardier, RA, 5119651, MPK


FAA, 771 Sqn, Tern, air crash

ABBOTT, George H, Ty/Act/Petty Officer Airman, FAA/FX 91510, killed

BOAR, Alec S, Ty/Ty/Leading Airman, FAA/FX 86896, killed


FAA, 833 Sqn, Activity, air crash

ROWNTREE, Brian L, Ty/Leading Airman, FAA/FX 87018, killed


FAA, 838 Sqn, Gadwall, air operations

SUCH, Stanley F, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


FAA, 838 Sqn, Jackdaw, air operations

HANSON, David J, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK

HAYWARD, Leslie F, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNZNVR, MPK


FAA, 838 Sqn, Vulture, air operations

CLARK, Edward T, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK

COOK, James B, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed

ROCKLEY, Albert, Ty/Leading Airman, FAA/FX 86788, MPK

WILSON, Ian L R, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNZNVR, MPK


FAA, 851 Sqn, Ukussa, air crash

NICOLSON, Robert B, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


Janeta, steamship

COOPER, Stanley, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), C/JX 338296, (President III, O/P), MPK

FOX, Aubrey T, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), P/JX 397898, (President III, O/P), MPK

PLUNKETT, Edward W, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), P/JX 398141, (President III, O/P), MPK


ML.1380, ship loss

DRONFIELD, Alfred, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 382618, MPK

GALLOWAY, William H, Cook, RNPS, LT/MX 577821, MPK

HERBERT, Norman C O, Ty/Act/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK

KNIGHT, Donald, Telegraphist, RNPS, LT/JX 298247, MPK

MACDONALD, Donald C, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK


Naval Auxiliary Patrol (NAP) , illness

PANNU, Rhulam R, Trimmer, T.124/45296, died


RN (Malay Section)

ZAQARIA, Bin M Y, Able Seaman, MN 1064 (Malay Section), MPK


Saker, USN VF Sqn, Officer Training Unit, Fighter Pilot School Jacksonville, Florida, air crash

WILSON, Peter P B, Ty/Act/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


Sorel (RCN)

SHERIDAN, Lawrence M, Engine Room Artificer 4c, V/32072 (RCNVR), died


Valluru, illness

HARRIS, James, Lance Corporal, RM, CH/X 107749, died


Victory, illness

MURPHY, Francis P, Supply Petty Officer, P/MX 58626, died


Women's Royal Naval Service

MAYES, Betty G, WRNS, 91114, DOWS



Tuesday, 2 May 1944



DWYER, Terence L G, Ty/Act/Leading Airman, FAA/FX 112967, killed


Defender, illness

MATTEN, Albert E J, Signalman, D/J 37293, died



AKAM, Charles E, Assistant Cook, D/MX 535871, DOWS

GLASS, Duncan, Sick Berth Attendant, D/MX 558514, DOWS


Drake, illness

BLOOMFIELD, William, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (E), RNVR, died


FAA, 785 Sqn, Jackdaw, air crash

JACQUES, Wilfred H, Ty/Act/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


FAA, 836 Sqn, Shrike, air crash

O'CONNOR, William A R, Ty/Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


ML.1380, ship loss

GALLIOTT, Dennis W, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 532218, DOW

ROBINSON, Bernard, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 139465, DOW



Wednesday, 3 May 1944


Caledonia, illness

MORGAN, William J, Petty Officer, C/J 3643, died


FAA, 810 Sqn, Illustrious, air crash

LANGMAN, Sidney J, Air Fitter (L), FAA/FX 100094, killed

MCARDLE, Michael F, Air Mechanic (L) 1c, FAA/FX 93445, killed

WALMSLEY, Denis E, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK



GRAHAM, Stanley J, Act/Able Seaman, P/JX 395449, DOWS


ML.385, petrol leak and explosion, Alexandria, Egypt (click for more information and photographs of the funeral and cemetery, courtesy John Burchell)

 ATKINS, Albert C W, Ty/Act/Petty Officer, C/JX 141422, killed

COOPER, Philip J, Motor Mechanic, P/MX 99397, killed

KEMERY, George H, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 410066, DOWS

MORTIMER, Alexander, Able Seaman, D/JX 305797, killed



MCCABE, Joseph, Air Mechanic (A) 1c, FAA/FX 98730, DOWS



Thursday, 4 May 1944


Armentieres (RCN)

MCPHEE, John D, Lieutenant Skipper, RCNR, died



BACKLER, Gertrude J, WRNS, 85688, DOWS


Daedalus, illness

GARNER, Douglas E H, Air Mechanic (E) 2c, FAA/FX 587998, died


Europa, illness

PIGGOT, Raymond A, Ordinary Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 404293, died


Offa, bombing

ALLEN, Michael T, Petty Officer, D/JX 128409, killed

MCBRIDE, James W, Able Seaman, D/JX 171072, killed

MERRILLS, Peter R, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 418570, killed



CHESTER, Arthur J, Able Seaman, D/JX 348730, DOWS


RM Chatham Division

JOHNS, Frederick G, Marine, CH/X 4056, killed

LYONS, Frank, Marine, CH/X 12024, DOWS


Scimitar, illness

ARMSTRONG, Thomas, Stoker Petty Officer, P/K 22382, died


Service Flying Training School, No.14, Elmdon, air crash

HERRON, Joseph H, Ty/Act/Leading Airman, FAA/FX 112704, killed


South African Naval Force

DE KLERK, John, Ordinary Seaman, 585868 V (SANF), died



Friday, 5 May 1944



COOK, Maurice, Py/Engine Room Mechanic, FAA/FX 668181, DOWS


Collingwood, illness

DENNY, Alice E, 3rd Officer, WRNS, died


Dalhousie (RIN)

THORN, James C V, Lieutenant, RINVR, died


FAA, 825 Sqn, Vindex, air crash

MARTIN, Alastair E, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNZNVR, DOI,



PRYER, William G, Stoker 1c, C/KX 144793, MPK


MTB.720, friendly air attack

CAWFIELD, Harry G, Able Seaman, C/JX 352226, DOW



JORDAN, Herbert H, Mechanician, C/K 14773, illness, died

WILLIAMS, Ronald, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 655899, fell in harbour, MPK


Somersetshire, illness

PRYER, William G, Stoker 1c, C/KX 144793, died



HARFOOT, Francis R, Able Seaman (Pens), D/239174, DOWS



Saturday, 6 May 1944


Calliope, illness

STEPHENSON, John G, Engineman, RNR (PS), LT/X 3130 U, died


Edwina, illness

NORVAL, James C, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 160337, died


FAA, 827 Sqn, Furious (right -NavyPhotos), air operations

PULLEN, David L, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


FAA, 830 Sqn, Furious, air operations

BROWN, James R, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed

BUSSEY, Bernard P, Ty/Leading Airman, FAA/FX 95666, MPK

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

REYNOLDS, William H A, Ty/Leading Airman, FAA/JX 382755, killed

WALLING, Alan C P, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed



MCGOLDRICK, Robert S, Able Seaman, D/JX 417128, DOW


Pembroke II, illness

CARSON, James, Assistant Steward, C/LX 554930, died


Proserpine, illness

CASSIDY, James C, Leading Seaman, P/JX 233052, died


Saker, illness

HILL, Edmund W, Petty Officer, P/JX 140470, died


Sirdar, accident

GAFFNEY, Oliver, Able Seaman, P/JX 291388, died


Sphinx, RN Accomodation Camp, Alexandria, illness

BELSEY, Francis W, Engineman, RNR (PS), LT/X 10283 S, died



Sunday, 7 May 1944


Bombay (RIN)

PRASHAD, L (initial only), Stoker 1c, 14066 (RIN), died



DONNELLY, Sylvester, Able Seaman, C/JX 318610, MPK



TYE, James A W, Ordnance Artificer 4c, C/MX 54037, DOWS


St Angelo, illness

GALEA, Carmelo, Leading Steward, E/LX 20149, died


Tamar, as POW

STEWART, Donald C, Able Seaman, D/JX 146752, died


Valleyfield (RCN), ship loss

ARSENEAULT, Willard G, Leading Stoker, V/796 (RCNVR), MPK

ATTWOOD, Albert J, Leading Steward, V/19239 (RCNVR), MPK

AVEY, Sydney C, Stoker, V/68471 (RCNVR), MPK

BAREFOOT, Gordon W, Stoker, V/54372 (RCNVR), MPK

BLOCHLINGER, John E, Stoker Petty Officer, V/12143 (RCNVR), MPK

BOLITHO, Samuel S, Engine Room Artificer, V/25531 (RCNVR), MPK

BOUCHER, George A, Able Seaman, V/4538 (RCNVR), MPK

BOUDREAU, Leonard J, Stoker Petty Officer, A/2453 (RCNR), MPK

BOUTILIER, Ralph H, Stoker Petty Officer, A/4681 (RCNR), MPK

BOUVIER, Theodore J, Signalman, V/31063 (RCNVR), MPK

BRAULT, Roland, Able Seaman, V/4427 (RCNVR), MPK

BROWN, David E, Able Seaman, V/51452 (RCNVR), MPK

BROWN, David H, Leading Seaman, V/19206 (RCNVR), MPK

BURNS, Edward R, Cook, V/43309 (RCNVR), MPK

BURTON, William C, Supply Assistant, V/36182 (RCNVR), killed

BYRON, John, Commander, RNR, MPK

CANT, Daniel, Stoker, V/56590 (RCNVR), MPK

CAREY, Percival G, Able Seaman, V/10506 (RCNVR), MPK

COOKE, Dwight R, Stoker Petty Officer, V/1244 (RCNVR), MPK

CORNWALL, James A, Able Seaman, V/53512 (RCNVR), MPK

DAOUST, Joseph H J, Stoker, V/61903 (RCNVR), MPK

DAVEY, William, Able Seaman, V/49761 (RCNVR), MPK

DAWES, James C, Able Seaman, V/16586 (RCNVR), MPK

DENIS, William, Telegraphist, V/23508 (RCNVR), MPK

DESLAURIERS, Joseph J U, Stoker, V/39924 (RCNVR), MPK

DICKENSON, Reginald G, Telegraphist, D/JX 404448, MPK

DONOHUE, Donald T, Ordinary Seaman, V/59892 (RCNVR), MPK

DUPUIS, Raymond C, Able Seaman, A/5954 (RCNR), MPK

ENGLISH, Dermot T, Lieutenant Commander, RCNR, MPK

FLATH, John C, Lieutenant, RCNVR, MPK

FRIESEN, Louis, Stoker Petty Officer, V/30201 (RCNVR), MPK

GARRIOCH, Elmer G, Able Seaman, V/22262 (RCNVR), MPK

GAUTHIER, Joseph A J P, Engine Room Artificer, V/38722 (RCNVR), MPK

GILES, David H, Able Seaman, V/31768 (RCNVR), MPK

GOSS, Robert W, Able Seaman, V/55196 (RCNVR), MPK

GRAHAM, Douglas G, Leading Supply Assistant, V 1905 (RCNVR), MPK

GRIFFIN, John A, Ordinary Seaman, V/65619 (RCNVR), MPK

GUIBAULT, Joseph T C, Able Seaman, V/55803 (RCNVR), MPK

GUTHRIE, Robert M, Leading Seaman, 4472 (RCN), MPK

HANCOCK, Charles, Ordinary Telegraphist, RNPS, LT/JX 216637, MPK

HARDING, Percival R, Able Seaman, V/50475 (RCNVR), MPK

HARVEY, Stanley F, Petty Officer, V/23128 (RCNVR), MPK

HOFFMAN, Martin J, Ordnance Artificer 4c, V/38568 (RCNVR), killed

HOWE, Ralph I, Ordinary Seaman, V/65486 (RCNVR), MPK

HOWLETT, Robert F, Supply Assistant, V/17703 (RCNVR), MPK

IRVINE, Clarence E, Surgeon Lieutenant, RCNVR, (O/P), MPK

IRWIN, William C, Able Seaman, V/54304 (RCNVR), MPK

JOBIN, Joseph R G, Leading Seaman, V/3538 (RCNVR), MPK

JOHNSTON, John S, Engine Room Artificer, V/43818 (RCNVR), MPK

KING, Albert E, Radio Artificer, V/52497 (RCNVR), MPK

KNIGHT, Raymond E, Ordinary Seaman, V/64138 (RCNVR), MPK

LARIVIERE, Joseph A A G, Able Seaman, V/50961 (RCNVR), MPK

LAYTON, Paul C, Leading Writer, V/25279 (RCNVR), MPK

LE DREW, Rexford S, Act/Engine Room Mechanic 4c , P/MX 92699, MPK

LEE, Frank E, Able Seaman, V/57850 (RCNVR), MPK

LENNOX, Allan J, Telegraphist, V/51441 (RCNVR), MPK

LOCKWOOD, Harold L, Ordinary Seaman, V/65120 (RCNVR), MPK

LONG, Jeffrey A, Ordinary Seaman, V/62261 (RCNVR), MPK

LONSBERRY, Frederick M, Able Seaman, V/49646 (RCNVR), MPK

LYONS, Nelson, Stoker, V/35602 (RCNVR), MPK

MACLACHLAN, George A, Lieutenant, RCNVR, MPK

MACLAREN, Ian P, Lieutenant, RCNVR, MPK

MACLEAN, James D, Engine Room Artificer, V/41461 (RCNVR), MPK

MASON, Stirling C, Lieutenant, RCNVR, MPK

MCCUE, Thomas B, Steward, V/35526 (RCNVR), MPK

MCDONALD, Richard A A, Able Seaman, V/46463 (RCNVR), MPK

MCGETTIGAN, Emmett P, Leading Cook, V/22563 (RCNVR), MPK

MCGIBBON, John D, Ordinary Seaman, V/65055 (RCNVR), MPK

MCNEILL, Bernard J, Able Seaman, V/15283 (RCNVR), MPK

MENZIES, Joseph B, Engine Room Artificer, V/44690 (RCNVR), MPK

MILLS, Artchie W, Coder, V/50413 (RCNVR), MPK

MOONEY, Francis J, Stoker, V/67335 (RCNVR), MPK

MOORE, William W, Able Seaman, V/54554 (RCNVR), MPK

MULCAHY, Daniel, Stoker, V/35412 (RCNVR), MPK

MURPHY, John W, Engine Room Artificer, A/1271 (RCNR), MPK

MURRAY, Leon J A, Stoker, V/41543 (RCNVR), MPK

NADEAU, Joseph R R, Able Seaman, V/3417 (RCNVR), MPK

NELSON, Terrence D, Signalman, V/51108 (RCNVR), MPK

NEWMAN, Clifford J, Engine Room Artificer, V/27849 (RCNVR), MPK

NICHOLS, Percy M, Able Seaman, V/2299 (RCNVR), MPK

NOBLE, Wilfred J, Steward, RNPS, LT/LX 27571, MPK

NORMAN, Harry, Telegraphist, P/JX 427047, MPK

OAKLEY, Victor S, Telegraphist, V/34242 (RCNVR), MPK

OKE, Frederick G, Leading Sick Berth Attendant, V/44790 (RCNVR), MPK

ORME, William L, Petty Officer, V/18039 (RCNVR), MPK

OZON, Gerald T, Steward, V/399 (RCNVR), MPK

PEDWELL, Jack A, Leading Stoker, A/4506 (RCNR), MPK

PHILLIPS, Ronald K, Ordinary Seaman, V/64486 (RCNVR), MPK

POOLE, Donald J, Petty Officer, 4649 (RCN), MPK

PORTER, John D, Able Seaman, V/57455 (RCNVR), MPK

RALPH, George, Able Seaman, 4122 (RCN), MPK

RANDALL, Walter G, Leading Seaman, 4323 (RCN), MPK

RAYMOND, Paul J R, Able Seaman, V/5995 (RCNVR, MPK

REYNOLDS, Frank C, Lieutenant, RCNVR, MPK

RIDOUT, William G, Lieutenant, RCNVR, MPK

RUDD, John S, Leading Coder, V/13701 (RCNVR), MPK

SANGER, Lewis J, Lieutenant, RCNVR, MPK

SCHOFIELD, Darcy J M, Cook, V/48962 (RCNVR), MPK

SILLERS, John A, Telegraphist, V/17305 (RCNVR), MPK

SINCLAIR, Eric W, Able Seaman, V/41902 (RCNVR), MPK

STEVENS, Cyril E, Ordinary Seaman, V/63143 (RCNVR), MPK

STOREY, John E, Lieutenant (E), RCNVR, (Halifax, O/P), MPK

STRACHAN, Edward E, Telegraphist, V/50046 (RCNVR), MPK

STRINGER, Joseph, Able Seaman, V/35344 (RCNVR), MPK

SULLIVAN, Samuel, Telegraphist, V/5794 (RCNVR), MPK

SUTTON, Kenneth R, Paymaster Lieutenant, RCNVR, MPK

SWALES, Leroy S, Steward, V/17781 (RCNVR), MPK

TEMPLETON, Thomas M, Leading Seaman, V/14540 (RCNVR), MPK

THERRIEN, Joseph H C, Shipwright, V/49265 (RCNVR), MPK

TOPP, Charles J, Stoker Petty Officer, V/516 (RCNVR), MPK

URQUHART, Harold F, Stoker Petty Officer, V/25850 (RCNVR), MPK

VALIQUETTE, Raymond J, Petty Officer, V/3386 (RCNVR), MPK

WAKELY, Stanley G, Able Seaman, V/688 (RCNVR), MPK

WALKER, Robert T, Able Seaman, V/50598 (RCNVR), MPK

WARD, Victor A, Signalman, V/5911 (RCNVR), MPK

WATSON, John C, Lieutenant (E), RCNVR, MPK

WEST, Robert E, Stoker, V/37893 (RCNVR), MPK

WILLIS, Stanley T, Leading Stoker, 21989 (RCN), MPK

WILSON, Murray F, Able Seaman, V/56565 (RCNVR), MPK

WILSON, Robert H, Able Seaman, V/599 (RCNVR), MPK

WILSON, Roderick A, Chief Petty Officer Stoker, 21498 (RCN), MPK

WINDSOR, Frank L, Able Seaman, V/8662 (RCNVR), MPK

WOODS, Mervyl H, Able Seaman, V/50658 (RCNVR), MPK

WOOLRIDGE, George L, Able Seaman, V/51989 (RCNVR), MPK

YOUNG, James E, Able Seaman, V/6388 (RCNVR), MPK



LOCKER, Arthur R, Air Mechanic (O) 1c, FAA/FX 86550, DOWS


Wildfire, illness

GODDARD, Thomas W, Chief Engine Room Artificer, C/MX 58794, died



Monday, 8 May 1944


FAA, 800 Sqn, Emperor, air operations

THOMPSON, Ralph L, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


FAA, 804 Sqn, Emperor, air operations

CRANWELL, Robert A, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNZNVR, MPK


FAA, 898 Sqn, Searcher, air operations

COTCHING, John A, Act/Lieutenant, RNR, MPK


FAA, 1839 Sqn, Bambara, air crash

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



LINDILL, Jack, Motor Mechanic, C/MX 503375, killed



READ, Peter A, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 514304, DOWS


South African Naval Force

BOTHA, Herkulas, Cook, 562093 V (SANF), died


Victory, illness

PAKEMAN, Leonard, Stoker Petty Officer, P/K 46187, died



Tuesday, 9 May 1944


Bherunda, illness

JOHNSON, Leslie A, Ty/Lieutenant (A), RNVR, died



WATSON, William, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 516418, DOWS


Foliot, illness

ALLEN, Denis V, Py/Canteen Assistant, NAAFI, DOWS



THORPE, William, Able Seaman, P/SSX 31731, DOWS



BROWN, Thomas, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 563651, killed



AYRES, Joseph, Act/Engine Room Mechanic 4c , C/MX 507843, DOWS



DUNKERLEY, Ronald E, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 625275, killed



Wednesday, 10 May 1944



DOLAN, Francis T, Air Fitter (E), FAA/FX 512621, DOW



SILSBURY, John E, Able Seaman, P/JX 330920, killed


FAA, 741 Sqn, Condor, air crash

KELLOW, George F W, Ty/Act/Leading Airman, FAA/FX 112872, MPK

TREND, Edward O D, Ty/Act/Leading Airman, FAA/FX 112924, MPK


Forward, illness

SCOTT, Walter, Stoker 1c, P/SS 118390, died



SALTS, John, Act/Petty Officer Air Mechanic (E), FAA/FX 86259, DOWS


Himalaya (RIN)

WASON, R (initial only) K, Midshipman, RINVR, died


Paikea, illness

PENMAN, John A, Able Seaman, NAPS, 6848 (RNZN), died


Pembroke, illness

LOBLEY, Samuel D, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 638377, died


President, illness

HARVEY, Thomas E F, Lieutenant, RNVR, died


Shropshire (RAN), accident

SULLIVAN, John L, Able Seaman, F 3080 (RANR), killed



Thursday, 11 May 1944


3 Maritime Regt, RA

CARTER, Leonard S, Lance Bombardier, RA, 4754419, MPK

MCKERNAN, Bernard J, Gunner, RA, 11418859, MPK

NOYS, Albert L, Gunner, RA, 1771895, MPK


6 Maritime Regt, RA

BARTON, William, Gunner, RA, 3782051, MPK


Active, illness

LUCAS, Robert, Able Seaman, D/JX 176053, died


Bhinjoe (RIN)

ANANDA, Lenagi B, Topass, 30807 (RIN), died


Dalhousie (RIN)

GHULAM, Nabi, Petty Officer Stoker, 2934 (RIN), died


Donnacona (RCN)

TUZO, Joseph A, Cook (S), V/41437 (RCNVR), died


Empire Heath, steamship

PICKERING, Walter, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 311377, (President III, O/P), MPK

PILLING, Ronald, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), P/JX 550093, (President III, O/P), MPK

TAYLOR, William, Act/Leading Seaman (DEMS), P/JX 235903, (President III, O/P), MPK


FAA, 741 Sqn, Condor, air crash

MEALING, William D, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


FAA, 825 Sqn, Vindex, air crash

MCILWRAITH, James, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK

MEARS, Albert W, Ty/Act/Petty Officer Airman, FAA/SFX 2259, MPK

WEBB, Douglas, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNZNVR, killed



AINSCOUGH, Ronald, Leading Motor Mechanic, C/MX 500823, DOWS


LST.305, lost 20 February, illness

LEE, Leonard W J, Canteen Manager, C/NX 2266, died



HOBSON, John H, Ty/Act/Petty Officer, D/JX 136879, DOWS


Nile, illness

 STEGGALS, Francis C, Captain, RM, died


Soetvlei (SANF)

BATTLE, Reginald, Able Seaman, CN/72155 V (SANF), died


Victory III

MCLEOD, Peter L, Petty Officer, R/JX 229630, DOWS



Friday, 12 May 1944



GRAHAM, William, Leading Motor Mechanic, C/MX 507628, DOWS


FAA, 887 Sqn, Landrail, air operations

HAWKINS-KING, Anthony D, Ty/Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


Goede Hoop (SANF)

WILSON, Winslow, Stores Assistant, 67182 (SANF), died


Hamilton (RCN)

KENT, Donald A, Chief Petty Officer, 3729 (RCN), died


Jean Bouzard, illness

COPLEY, Thomas W, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 694007, died


MTB.450, surface gunfire

PEEL, Joseph, Able Seaman, D/JX 566454, killed



ARCHBOLD, John R, Able Seaman, P/JX 296224, DOWS


Pomona, illness

GEDDES, Robert, Stoker Petty Officer, R/KX 101178, died


RN Hospital Knowle, drowning

RAIL, John S, Chief Electrical Artificer, D/M 4350, died


Sea Serpent

FEEST, Sydney F, Able Seaman, P/JX 429653, DOWS



BENNETT, Ronald E, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, died



Saturday, 13 May 1944



EDGAR, Ronald, Act/Able Seaman, D/JX 417752, DOWS


Drake, illness

WYATT, Harry, Stoker Petty Officer (Pens), D/310453, DOWS


Hornet, illness

KIMBERLEY, Richard, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 654849, died


LST.413, illness

MOORE, Frederick J, Leading Motor Mechanic, C/JX 550303, died


St George, illness

MOORHEAD, Nora M, Nursing Sister, died



Sunday, 14 May 1944


Eland, accident

BRYAN, James W, Chief Canteen Manager, C/NX 2473, died


FAA, 800 Sqn, Emperor, air operations

HOLLWAY, Roy S, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


Hooghly (RIN)

DABIR, Ahman, Ordinary Seaman, 78248 (RIN), died


Lanka, illness

DEANE, James R, Signalman, P/JX 208046, died


President III, illness

STONEY, Robert V, Lieutenant, RNVR, died


Tana, illness

HOLDERNESS, Victor A, Canteen Manager, C/NX 2246, died


Victory, illness

HUGHES, Albert, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 38604, died



Monday, 15 May 1944


Daedalus, accident on leave

LORD, Michael F, Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, died


Givenchy (RCN)

WILSON, Thomas, Engine Room Artificer 3c, A/571 (RCNR), died


Hamla II (RIN)

LOO, Khun, Carpenter, 76002 (RIN), died



BOND, Rosemary F, Leading WRNS, 24350, DOWS


President III, accident

MILDREN, Horace A, Able Seaman, D/JX 554888, died


RM Chatham Division

KENNEDY, James E, Marine, CH/X 112000, DOWS



STONE, Hubert C, Able Seaman, P/JX 248051, died



HAY, Ernest F, Able Seaman, P/JX 426018, DOWS



Tuesday, 16 May 1944


Amra, illness

RAFFERTY, William B, Able Seaman, C/SSX 33591, died


Anson, illness

MCLOUGHLIN, James, Able Seaman, C/JX 378416, died


FAA, 732 Sqn, Saker, air crash

GILL, Vaughan R, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK

KNOTT, Raymond L, Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


King Alfred

MACDOUGALL, Charles A R, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 330273, DOWS



MANSFIELD, Harry W, Marine, PLY/X 107370, MPK


Loch Hope

BELCHER, Charles E, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 321044, MPK


ML.440 (RIN)

FRITAS, A (initial only), Motor Engineer 1c, 77101 (RIN), died

KUZAR, Benjamin, Stoker 1c, 8894 (RIN), died


President III

CORNS, Alfred, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 290352, DOWS



Wednesday, 17 May 1944


FAA, 882 Sqn, Searcher, air crash

EDNEY, Stanley W, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNZNVR, killed


Garuda, illness

ALLEN, Leonard, Petty Officer Air Mechanic (A), FAA/FX 80019, died


Harula (RIN)

FIDA, Muhammad, Ordinary Seaman, 101978 (RIN), died


St Katherine, drowning

CLEMENTS, Victor G G, Engineman, RNPS, LT/KX 109207, died



Thursday, 18 May 1944


Dorinda, drowning

HIGGS, John S, Skipper Lieutenant, RNR, died


FAA, 1847 Sqn, Gannet, air crash

BROGTROP, Franciscus F, Sergeant, RNethN, 94036 (RNethN), MPK

DE JAGER, Hendrik C, Sub Lieutenant (A), RNethN, MPK


Hamla (RIN)

PAES, F (initial only), Leading Writer, 18044 (RIN), died



HARDER, John W J, Stoker 1c, D/KX 151835, DOWS



MCCARTNEY, Peter C, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 554284, DOWS


RM Chatham Division, illness

STREDWICK, Ernest H, Sergeant, RM, CH/22836, died



Friday, 19 May 1944


1 Maritime Regt, RA

FALLON, Patrick, Gunner, RA, 4698434, MPK


Cook, illness

REES, Frank L, Paymaster Lieutenant, RNZNVR, died


Copra, CASEY, John, Stoker 1c, P/KX 146926, DOWS


FAA, 845 Sqn, Sparrowhawk, air operations

NIXON, Ralph I, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK

SHELTON, John, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


FAA, 848 Sqn, Daedalus, air crash

BREAM, George G, Ty/Leading Airman, FAA/FX 91295, MPK


Ladava (RAN), illness

JULIUS, Rex L, Able Seaman, S 4176 (RANR), died


MGB.661, surface action

PETERS, Bruce I K, Able Seaman, P/JX 417501, killed


Tulagi, steamship

BOYCE, Herbert R, Petty Officer, F 2552 (RANR), MPK

JOHNSON, David K, Able Seaman, S 7029 (RANR), MPK

MORTON, Hector M, Able Seaman, PM 2048 (RANR), MPK

MURPHY, John F, Able Seaman, PM 3535 (RANR), MPK

WEBBER, Clifton H, Able Seaman, PA 2520 (RANR), MPK



Saturday, 20 May 1944


Avalon (RCN)

WILLIAMS, Harvey A G, Engine Room Artificer, V/21917 (RCNVR), MPK



HILL, William E, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 125300, died


Lucifer, accident

SHARP, Reginald J, Lieutenant, RNVR, died



BRUMBILL, Harry, Stoker 2c, D/KX 141259, DOWS


Wyoming, ship loss

HUMBLE, Bernard McQue, Engineman, RNR (PS), LT/X 10087 S, MPK

JORDAN, John, Stoker, RNR (PS), LT/267 W, MPK

MITCHELL, Alexander, 2nd Hand, RNPS, LT/JX 265437, MPK

SUTHERLAND, George, Leading Cook, RNPS, LT/MX 87310, MPK

TESTER, Joseph S, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 265021, MPK



Monday, 22 May 1944



HURN, William H, Stoker 2c, P/KX 179100, DOWS


President III

WALKER, Thomas, Leading Seaman, D/JX 239722, MPK



CROWE, Thomas, Supply Chief Petty Officer, D/M 12878, died



FALCONER, Lionel C, Petty Officer Air Fitter (A), FAA/SFX 1212, died


Westcliff, illness

LAWLEY, William T, Able Seaman, P/JX 330698, died



Tuesday, 23 May 1944


FAA, 771 Sqn, Tern, air crash

WATSON, Richard S, Petty Officer Airman, FAA/FX 90636, killed


FAA, 785 Sqn, Jackdaw, air crash

OSWALD, Ian, Ty/Act/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


FAA, 816 Sqn, Vulture, air crash

KEMP, Donald C, Ty/Leading Airman, FAA/FX 86773, MPK


George Bligh, bombing

RITCHIE, Thomas T, Ty/Boom Skipper, RNR, killed



RANDALL, Raymond F, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 679169, DOWS


Gosling, illness

LUSBY, Charles J W, Chaplain, died


MTB.726, surface gunfire

ALLISON, Charles H, Able Seaman, V/34987 (RCNVR), killed

EVANS, Donald L, Ordinary Seaman, V/62018 (RCNVR), killed

MASON, Charles R, Leading Seaman, 3884 (RCN), killed



HOLLORAN, Edward D, Able Seaman, P/JX 327609, killed


RM 43 Commando

HOOPER, Arthur W G, Marine, PLY/X 100963, killed

MCVEIGH, Charles, Marine, PO/X 108868, killed


Rodsley, steamship

FLOWERDAY, Frank L, Act/Able Seaman, P/JX 324528, (President III, O/P), DOWS


Saker, USN VF Sqn, Officer Training Unit, Fighter Pilot School Jacksonville, Florida, air crash

MAPLES, Ernest M C, Act/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed



Wednesday, 24 May 1944


Dalhousie (RIN)

BADR-UD-DIN, (None), Leading Stoker, 3354 (RIN), died


FAA, 761 Sqn, Dipper, air crash

GALBRAITH, Malcolm A H, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


LCF.14, ex-LCT.349

HOLMAN, Sydney A, Marine, CH/X 105110, DOWS


Orlando, illness

MILLAR, Robert, Seaman, RNR, R/1404 E, died



Thursday, 25 May 1944



DODDEN, Clifford G, Lieutenant Commander (A), RNVR, illness, died

GAMMON, Peter, Ordinary Seaman (Photo Unit), FAA/JX 675762, DOWS


FAA, 826 Sqn, Jackdaw, air crash

MCCABE, Robert D, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNZNVR, killed



HOLLAND, Thomas J, Able Seaman, D/JX 208349, DOWS


Victory, illness

RICHARDS, Percy A, Engine Room Artificer 1c, P/M 4785, died



Friday, 26 May 1944


Drake, illness

FLEMING, Alexander T, Assistant Steward, C/LX 697342, died

HOCKING, William T, Chief Petty Officer Stoker, D/305957, died


FAA, 785 Sqn, Jackdaw, air crash

RICHARDSON, Richard J, Ty/Act/Petty Officer Airman, FAA/FX 89306, MPK


FAA, 808 Sqn, Daedalus, air crash

JENKINS, Donald A, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNZNVR, killed


FAA, 835 Sqn, Nairana, air operations

RICHARDSON, Charles W G, Act/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK


FAA, 841 Sqn, Owl, air crash

DAVEY, Jack, Ty/Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed

HITCH, John J, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed

TWINING, Archie D, Ty/Act/Petty Officer Airman, FAA/FX 77185, killed



FINLAYSON, Kenneth D, Seaman, RNR, D/X 19103 A, (ex-Inconstant), DOWS


Minos, illness

WEBBER, Frank H, Lieutenant (E), died


Nigeria, drowning

IRVINE, Nigel C, Ty/Act/Lieutenant, RNVR, died


RM Chatham Division

FLAHERTY, James, Marine, CH/X 110826, died


Squid, illness

LISMAN, Alison, WRNS, N/WRNS 75587, died


St Helier, illness

THOMAS, Hadley J, Regulating Petty Officer, D/M 39686, died



CHOULARTON, James D, Able Seaman, D/SSX 30564, DOWS



Saturday, 27 May 1944


2 Maritime Regt, RA

LAWRIE, Victor, Gunner, RA, 2880580, MPK


Canopus, road accident

REED, John P, Canteen Assistant, C/NX 2158, died


FAA, 794 Sqn, Heron, air crash

WILSON, Brian, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


FAA, 836 Flt, Empire Mccabe, air crash

SHOTTON, William S, Ty/Act/Petty Officer (A), FAA/FX 77299, killed


Kale, illness

JACK, Frederick F, Leading Stoker, P/KX 94925, died


RM 44 Commando

POLKINGHORNE, Eric, Marine, PLY/X 103548, killed



WALLIS, Frank A, Telegraphist, C/JX 270344, DOWS



Sunday, 28 May 1944


Cicala (RCN), illness

DUNCAN, Alexander H, Able Seaman, V/53408 (RCNVR), died


FAA, 831 Sqn, Victorious, air crash

FRIEND, John W, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed

ROBBINS, Reginald N, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed

SIM, Alan B, Ty/Leading Airman, FAA/FX 87037, killed

TITLOW, David A, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


FAA, 852 Sqn, Nabob, air crash

LORD, Reginald E, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed

THWAITES, Ronald T J, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed

WINDER, Alan G, Ty/Leading Airman, FAA/FX 86931, killed


FAA, 1771 Sqn, Heron, air crash

SUNDERLAND, Peter G, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed

WILLIAMS, Maurice W, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNZNVR, killed



GALLANT, Edgar W, Air Mechanic (L) 1c, FAA/FX 98157, killed


LCT.1088, illness

DALE, Desmond, Able Seaman, C/JX 379988, died


Loch Eribol, illness

JOHNSON, Kenneth W, Telegraphist, RNPS, LT/JX 381658, died


MTB.732, ship loss

ARTER, Thomas W, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 655641, MPK

BOYD, William, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 654130, killed

CHALMERS, Alexander W L, Act/Able Seaman, C/JX 371054, MPK

CROWTHER, Frederick, Stoker 2c, C/KX 172044, MPK

EWAN, George, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 654397, MPK

FAWCETT, Harry, Able Seaman, C/SSX 25870, MPK

HEGGIE, James A B, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 655076, MPK

HIGGINS, Raymond W, Able Seaman, C/JX 319658, MPK

HINGLEY, Dennis, Able Seaman, P/JX 427070, MPK

HOLDER, Gilbert, Able Seaman, P/SSX 28580, killed

HOWARD, Peter D, Able Seaman, P/JX 385383, MPK

HUGHES, Thomas V, Seaman, RNR, P/X 19366 A, killed

KING, Alan J, Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, killed

RANDELL, Albert H, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK

RIDLER, Charles F S, Able Seaman, D/JX 304221, MPK

WALKER, Desmond, Leading Motor Mechanic, P/MX 635604, MPK

WOOD, Arthur E, Stoker 1c, P/KX 155955, MPK


Philoctetes, boat accident

BUTTERWORTH, Donald H, Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK


RM 40 Commando, explosion in Albania

HILL, Bertram P, Ty/Lieutenant, RM, DOW


RNZAF, 30 Sqn, air crash

MORRISON, John C, Lieutenant (A), RNZNVR, MPK



BROWN, James, Act/Shipwright 4c, C/MX 76504, DOW



Monday, 29 May 1944


FAA, 730 Sqn, Monck, air crash

CAIRNS, Oliver M, Act/Lieutenant Commander (A), killed

ELLIS, Robert C P, Commander, killed

O'NEILL, Norman T, Lieutenant Commander, killed


Ganges, drowning

WRIGHT, Maurice, Ordinary Seaman, JX 657902, DOWS



FOSTER, Albert E, Leading Supply Assistant, RNVR, P/PDX 270, DOWS



MCEWAN, George N, Ordinary Signalman, RNPS, LT/JX 576035, DOWS


Pevensey Castle, illness

MOORE, Peter, Able Seaman, P/JX 251063, died


Victorious, illness

JONES, Idwal G, Able Seaman, D/JX 286464, died



Tuesday, 30 May 1944


Barranca, illness

COWELL, William F, Ty/Boom Engineer, RNR, died



GAMMER, Percy E, Engineman, RNR (PS), LT/X 5954 ES, DOWS


FAA, 766 Sqn, Nightjar, air crash

DIGGINS, Derek W, Ty/Act/Petty Officer Airman, FAA/JX 297347, MPK

FERRIER, Douglas G, Ty/Act/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK

WATTS, Leonard F, Ty/Leading Airman, FAA/FX 113694, MPK


Fabius, illness

AVERY, Charles V, Ty/Act/Lieutenant Commander, RNR, died



KENNEDY, Roy, Chief Petty Officer, D/J 25580, died


Lucifer, illness

SHOOBRIDGE, Lionel J G, Lieutenant Commander, RNVR, died



THOMERSON, Jonathan G, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, killed


MMS.246, bombing

SMYTH, John B, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, killed


Nordeflinge, steamship

HAMILTON, George A, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), C/JX 555891, (President III, O/P), MPK


RN (Malay Section)

JANTAN, Bin C, Ordinary Seaman, MN 1409 (Malay Section), MPK


Saker, illness

TAYLOR, Aubrey B, Naval Airman 2c, FAA/FX 584734, died



SUTCLIFFE, Norman, Ty/Leading Airman, FAA/FX 95635, MPK


Victory, illness

PEARCEY, Albert M G, Py/Sick Berth Attendant, P/MX 535420, died



Wednesday, 31 May 1944



HEVER, Harry, Stoker 2c, P/KX 526045, killed


FAA, 1830 Sqn, Illustrious, air crash

GUY, Brian R, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


Macaw, drowning

HIGHAM, Frank, Midshipman (A), RNVR, died


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