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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 OCTOBER 1944 -  in date, ship/unit & name order


Edited by Gordon Smith, Naval-History.Net


HMS Caradoc, light cruiser

(NP/Mark Teadham, click photographs for enlargements)

on to November 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 - September-December 1944

Western Allies cross into Germany, U-boat's British Inshore campaign, V.2's hit London, Russians reach Eastern Europe, Battles of Leyte Gulf




Sunday, 1 October 1944


Bhadravati (RIN)

 RAFAEL, A (initial only), Motor Engineer 1c, 77211 (RIN), died



 DURRANT, Ernest A, Able Seaman, C/JX 133814, died


Cerberus (RAN), accident

 GANNELL, Edwin A, Leading Steward, 17752 (RAN), killed


Copra, explosion

 PITHERS, Reginald A, Lieutenant Commander, RNVR, killed


FAA, 828 Sqn, Implacable, air crash

 DOUGLAS, James, Ty/Act/Petty Officer Airman, FAA/FX 86988, killed



 BRAND, Daniel G, Petty Officer Cook, 67086 V (SANF), died


Hamla (RIN)

 JAYPAUL, J (initial only), Stoker 2c, 18864 (RIN), died


Jupiter, as POW

 PITT, James C, Able Seaman, P/JX 162422, died



 BEBBINGTON, George R, Able Seaman, P/JX 326877, DOWS


MTB.360, ship loss

 CHILTON, Arthur S, Able Seaman, P/JX 518867, MPK

 COOPER, Thomas P, Able Seaman, P/JX 326623, MPK

 CUMMING, Alexander, Telegraphist, D/JX 206782, MPK

 ELLIOTT, John, Able Seaman, D/JX 416531, MPK

 GILES, Thomas M, Telegraphist, P/JX 624408, MPK

 HOBBS, William P, Able Seaman, C/JX 545789, MPK

 JAMES, Dennis N, Stoker 1c, P/KX 164552, MPK

 KEEM, Clarence C, Ty/Petty Officer, C/JX 607977, killed

 WILTSHIRE, George E, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK



 TALIB, Bin A T, Able Seaman, RN (Malay Section), died


Restigouche (RCN)

 HAMILTON, Delmar, Petty Officer Supply, V/6457 (RCNVR), died


RN College Greenwich, explosion

 GRIGOR, James MacL, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, (Odyssey), killed


St George, illness

 SHEARS, Maurice H, Boy 2c, P/JX 712489, died


Tormentor, illness

 GILES, Frederick C, Able Seaman, P/221174, died



Monday, 2 October 1944


Ameer, illness

 CROOK, Cyril B, Air Fitter (E), FAA/FX 82299, died


Dalhousie (RIN)

 PHATAK, B (initial only) P, Able Seaman, 17654 (RIN), died


Devon City, illness

 NIDD, Herbert T, Ty/Paymaster Lieutenant, RNR, died


Drake, illness

 BATESON, John C, Leading Sick Berth Attendant, D/MX 83951, died


FAA, 1843 Sqn, Gannet, air crash

 BAKER, Ivor J, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


ML.281, drowning

 WOODS, Herbert G, Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, died



 JOHNSON, Arthur, Signalman, C/JX 342517, DOWS


Paragon, illness

 WILLIS, Robert H, Commissioned Engineer, died


President, illness

 GOSSAGE, Ralph B, Act/Captain, died


St Angelo

 COLE, Reginald G L, Writer, C/MX 698188, illness, died

 MIZZI, Francis G A P D, Able Seaman, E/JX 583827, killed



Tuesday, 3 October 1944


BYMS.2154, mining

 BUTLER, John E, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 280226, killed

 MIALL, Arthur S, Chief Engineman, RNPS, LT/KX 98760, killed



 HARDAKER, Maurice, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 355290, DOWS


FAA, 761 Sqn, Argus, air crash

 WHITEHEAD, George H, Ty/Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


FAA, 800 Sqn, Emperor, air operations

 WILSON, Keith F, Ty/Act/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


Jupiter, as POW

 MOORE, Thomas, Ty/Act/Ty/Stoker Petty Officer, D/KX 97330, died

 PERRYER, Harold J, Chief Engine Room Artificer, D/MX 46556, died

 ROCKETT, Ronald W, Ordinary Signalman, D/JX 234234, died

 SHINNER, Raymond C, Stoker 2c, D/KX 98106, died


LCT.377, ship loss

 NIMMO, James B, Able Seaman, C/JX 316082, MPK



Wednesday, 4 October 1944


Chebogue (RCN), torpedoed

 CARL, Charles G, Signalman, V/54340 (RCNVR), MPK

 FISH, George H, Cook, V/49455 (RCNVR), MPK

 GAAL, Joseph, Able Seaman, V/31242 (RCNVR), killed

 REID, Daniel MacF McL, Leading Seaman, 3611 (RCN), MPK

 SMITH, Larry D, Engine Room Artificer, V/70453 (RCNVR), MPK

 SMITH, Richard A, Stoker, V/27489 (RCNVR), MPK

 STODDART, Charles J, Stoker, V/59418 (RCNVR), MPK



 LUKE, Ronald, Able Seaman, D/SR 8641, DOWS


Gambia, road accident

 PYE, John, Able Seaman, P/JX 304168, killed


LCT.377, ship loss

 ADAMS, Bernard E, Able Seaman, P/JX 270929, MPK

 BAINES, Victor H, Act/Petty Officer Wireman, D/MX 102257, MPK

 BARBER, Cecil L, Ty/Skipper, RNR, MPK

 BRYER, Kerrigan J, Ty/Midshipman, RNVR, MPK

 DALTON, James, Able Seaman, P/JX 383280, MPK

 MARSLAND, Clifford, Ty/Act/Leading Seaman, D/JX 204170, MPK

 MARTIN, Alfred J, Stoker 1c, P/KX 111608, MPK

 RAWLING, Eric, Stoker 1c, D/SKX 920, MPK

 RIDOUT, William A, Able Seaman, D/JX 346615, MPK

 ROBB, William, Wireman, D/MX 96719, MPK

 TAYLOR, Charles W, Petty Officer Motor Mechanic, C/MX 68114, MPK

 WOODCOCK, Leslie S, Act/Able Seaman, C/JX 374960, MPK

 WOODWARD, Harold J H, Able Seaman, D/JX 364424, MPK


Protector (RCN)

 BURTON, George A, Commander, RCNR, died


Restigouche (RCN)

 JEWETT, George S, Chief Petty Officer, 2227 (RCN), MPK



 REID, Duncan McK, Surgeon Lieutenant Commander, RNVR, died



Thursday, 5 October 1944



 DODIMEAD, Frederick L, Ty/Corporal, RM, PO/X 2919, killed


Biter, illness

 HANCOCK, John G, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 570327, died


Cornwallis (RCN)

 SIGURDSON, John, Ordinary Seaman, V/88746 (RCNVR), died


Dalhousie (RIN)

 KHAN, Zaman, Ordinary Seaman, 19890 (RIN), died


FAA, 759 Sqn, Heron, air crash

 ACHESON, Michael E B, Sub Lieutenant, killed


Nairana, illness

 WIGGERHAM, Herbert L, Ty/Act/Leading Seaman, RNVR, C/LD/X 2313, DOWS



 HAYDEN, Percy C, Able Seaman, C/JX 444962, MPK


Victory, illness

 SHAW, William, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 503350, died



Friday, 6 October 1944


Adamant, enemy action

 ADAMS, Dennis J, Lieutenant, DOW


Afrikander, drowning

 MILLER, James J, Chief Petty Officer Steward, C/LX 28006, died


Bermuda, illness

 SPARHAM, Malcolm H, Ordinary Signalman, D/JX 612284, died



 MARSHALL, James, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 160223, MPK


Eaglet, drowning

 ROBERTS, John W, Able Seaman, D/JX 284771, died


Electra, as POW

 PEACEFUL, James G E, Able Seaman, C/SSX 17734, died


FAA, 1820 Sqn, Nightjar, air crash

 NEVILLE, Alan E, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


Naden (RCN)

 WRAGG, George F, Electrical Lieutenant, RCN, died



 TURNER, Frank T, Assistant Steward, C/LX 613540, killed


RM Plymouth Division, illness

 MAJOR, Cyril H, Ty/Act/Captain, RM, died



Saturday, 7 October 1944


FAA, 807 Sqn, Hunter, air operations

 STEWART, Donald, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


FAA, 809 Sqn, Stalker, air operations

 PERRY, Anthony D, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


LCI(L).290, friendly surface action

 BOUCHER, Frederick G, Able Seaman, D/JX 367662, killed


ML.1118 (RIN), friendly air attack

 APPACHAN, A (initial only) A, Able Seaman, 8116 (RIN), killed

 GOPAL, Krishan R, Ordinary Signalman, 14176 (RIN), (temporarily assigned from ML.1120), killed

 JOSHUA, D (initial only), Motor Engineer 1c, 77213 (RIN), (temporarily assigned from ML.1120), killed

 SEN, S (initial only) K, Sub Lieutenant, RINVR, killed


ML.1119 (RIN), friendly air attack, ship loss

 ABDUL, Majid, Able Seaman, 13702 (RIN), killed

 FERNANDES, R (initial only), Able Seaman, 19621 (RIN), killed

 MUHAMMAD, Yusuf, Leading Seaman, 4952 (RIN), killed

 VED, Prakash, Ordinary Telegraphist, 9811 (RIN), killed



 BURGESS, David K, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 154495, DOWS



 RAMAGE, John, Signalman, RNPS, LT/JX 204090, DOWS


Vidonia, ship loss

 AYTON, Hugh S, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 131759, MPK

 DAVIES, Wilfred E, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 108142, killed

 DICK, John G, Engineman, RNR (PS), LT/X 4069 T, MPK

 GREGORY, Ivor J, Cook, RNPS, LT/MX 109491, MPK

 JARVIS, Edward, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 695932, killed

 KERRIDGE, Ralph, Petty Officer, RNPS, LT/JX 196995, MPK

 MACDONALD, Donald J, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 400447, MPK

 WELTON, Edwin H, Ordinary Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 662418, MPK



Sunday, 8 October 1944



 MACKENZIE, James S, Leading Seaman, RNR, P/X 20956 A, died


FAA, 826 Sqn, Slinger, air crash

 ROSE, Brian W, Ty/Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


Lonsdale (RAN)

 HABERSBERGER, Frank C, Electrical Artificer, 16959 (RAN), killed


MGB.642, surface action

 PHILLIPS, Patrick, Stoker 1c, P/KX 155244, killed



 VANCE, William G, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 532174, DOWS



 MCCALLUM, Lothrop, Leading Seaman, V/18126 (RCNVR), killed


Nonsuch (RCN)

 SUTHERLAND, Jackson R, Ordinary Seaman, V/91354 (RCNVR), died



 BROWN, John J, Able Seaman, P/JX 186338, DOWS



 BINNS, Arnold, Act/Leading Stoker, P/K 60841, DOWS



Monday, 9 October 1944


FAA, 807 Sqn, Cormorant II, air crash

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



 KEMP, George A, Marine, RME 10420, DOWS


Libra, illness

 HOLE, William H, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 288899, died


MTB.467, surface action

 JONES, Edward, Able Seaman, C/JX 406920, killed



 COLLINS, William, Ty/Leading Cook (S), C/MX 106613, DOWS



 SHEARER, Thomas, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 568272, DOWS


RM 40 Commando, Albania

 BAIN, James S, Ty/Act/Company Sergeant Major, RM, PLY/X 764, killed

 HILES, William J, Ty/Act/Captain, RM, killed

 MACPHERSON, Michael S, Ty/Act/Captain, RM, killed

 PRATT, George S, Marine, CH/X 3203, killed

 SALT, James V, Marine, PO/X 114584, killed

 ST ANGE, William J, Marine, PO/X 114352, killed


RM Portsmouth Division, illness

 HAYWOOD, George, Marine, PO/X 104906, died


Squid, illness

 AMBROSE, James H, Able Seaman, D/JX 418780, died



Tuesday, 10 October 1944



 ABBOTT, Albert E, Petty Officer Steward, D/LX 22964, DOWS


FAA, 841 Sqn, Implacable, air crash

 MAITLAND, Philip W, Ty/Act/Petty Officer Airman, RNVR, FAA/LD/X 5350, MPK


FAA, 1843 Sqn, Gannet, air crash

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


Landing Craft No.767 (reported as LCI.767, but neither LCI(L).767 nor LCI(S).767 were built. Possibly LCA.767)

 MURPHY, Edward J, Leading Seaman, D/JX 226840, DOWS


Malayan RNVR

 YUSUF, Bin A, Leading Seaman, SE/X 83 (Malayan RNVR), MPK


MGB.663, ship loss

 ROWLEY, James, Able Seaman, P/JX 369763, MPK

 SYKES, Reginald G, Leading Motor Mechanic, P/MX 634490, MPK

 THACKRAY, George E, Ty/Act/Leading Stoker, C/KX 136197, MPK


RM 40 Commando

 PINCHER, Ronald, Marine, PLY/X 113394, killed in Albania

 WHITE, Charles H P, Ty/Corporal, RM, CH/X 2124, DOWS in Italy



Wednesday, 11 October 1944


FAA, 800 Sqn, Emperor, air operations

 SPENCER, Charles D, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNZNVR, killed


FAA, 804 Sqn, Malagas, air crash

 CARR, Wilfred, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


FAA, 808 Sqn, Corncrake, air crash

 BROOKES, Alfred C, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


MGB.662, surface action

 CLARKE, Alan, Able Seaman, C/JX 375105, killed


Pamela, steamship

 BRANT, Gerald R, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), P/JX 556948, (President III, O/P), MPK

 QUINN, Francis O, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 346080, (President III, O/P), MPK


RM 41 Commando

 HAMMOND, James F, Ty/Act/Sergeant, RM, CH/X 104459, DOWS


Saker, air crash

 NEWMAN, Derek, Act/Leading Airman, FAA/FX 705115, killed



 HOLDSWORTH, Jack, Act/Stoker 1c, P/KX 164707, killed



Thursday, 12 October 1944



 LAYTON, Peter, Able Seaman, D/JX 365789, MPK


Jupiter, as POW

 LINDSAY, James, Able Seaman, D/JX 155802, died


Marshal Soult

 FRYER, James A, Leading Seaman, RNR (PS), LT/X 19892 A, DOWS


ML.1119, friendly air attack

 DONALD, Timothy H, Sub Lieutenant, RINVR, DOW


MMS.170, ship loss

 BROWN, Alan R, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 202355, MPK

 CASEY, Eric A, Telegraphist, RNPS, LT/JX 323086, MPK

 MACKAY, Ian, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 160796, MPK

 NOBLE, George W, Engineman, RNPS, LT/KX 12673, MPK

 SAVAGE, Robert H F, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK

 WHEELER, Alfred, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 205669, MPK

 YOUNG, James S, 2nd Hand, RNPS, LT/JX 190165, MPK


Pembroke, accident

 HARDING, Alfred, Supply Assistant, C/MX 122085, died


RM 47 Commando

 NUTTALL, James H, Marine, CH/X 109156, DOWS


Victory IV

 PICKWELL, Claude J, Lieutenant, RNVR, died



Friday, 13 October 1944


Dalhousie (RIN)

 QADIR, Muhammad, Ordinary Seaman, 73793 (RIN), died


FAA, 785 Sqn, Jackdaw, air crash

 MCFEE, James, Ty/Act/Petty Officer Airman, FAA/FX 114987, MPK


FAA, 793 Sqn, Goshawk, air crash

 HAYNES, Thomas, Naval Airman 1c, FAA/FX 94574, MPK


(FAA), 9th Pilot Advanced Flying Unit, RAF course, air crash

 WEBBER, Maurice R W, Midshipman (A), (Macaw), killed



 FRY, Anthony A, Air Mechanic (L) 1c, FAA/FX 114627, DOWS


LCT(A).2454, ship loss

 CHARMAN, Peter A, Able Seaman, P/JX 365848, killed

 COCHRANE, Thomas J, Able Seaman, C/JX 375555, MPK

 COCKING, Harold, Act/Able Seaman, D/JX 421343, MPK

 COHEN, Raymond M G, Stoker 1c, P/KX 146460, killed

 COTTON, Gordon O, Wireman, D/MX 534797, MPK

 HOOD, Leonard W, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK

 MURRAY, Peter McG, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 657520, MPK

 PENNEY, William C, Stoker 1c, D/KX 163238, MPK


LCT(R).484, accident

 ROBERTSON, Ewan, Telegraphist, P/JX 342379, died



 WILSON, Robert W J, Leading Seaman, P/JX 160843, MPK



 SIMPSON, Hugh, Able Seaman, C/JX 696416, died


RM 1st Heavy AA Brigade

 WILLIAMSON, George H, Ty/Act/Sergeant, RM, CH/X 192, killed


RM 40 Commando

 FANTHAM, Maurice, Marine, PO/X 114817, DOWS


RM 5th AA Brigade

 MCKEOWN, John, Ty/Corporal, RM, EX/5463, killed



Saturday, 14 October 1944


BYMS.2155, boat accident

 BOOTH, John A, Ty/Act/Lieutenant Commander, RNR, killed


George W Mcknight, steamship

 LANG, Eric W, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), C/JX 335418, (President III, O/P), MPK

 MCGUIGAN, Robert N, Ty/Act/Leading Seaman (DEMS), C/JX 283173, (President III, O/P), MPK


Magog (RCN), torpedoed

 DAVIES, Thomas E, Petty Officer, V 22485 (RCNVR), killed

 ELLIOTT, Gordon T, Ordinary Seaman, V/69859 (RCNVR), killed

 KELLY, Kenneth J, Able Seaman, V/47918 (RCNVR), MPK



 STANSBIE, Joseph J, Able Seaman, R/JX 554382, DOWS


Rajah, drowning

 FREER, Harry, Able Seaman, C/JX 259471, died


Scott, minesweeping sloop, drowning

 DANSIE, Charles B, Lieutenant, killed in rescue attempt

 EDWARDS, Ronald C, Marine, CH/X 101993 (RN Naval Party 1503), killed

 FLYNN, John J J, Stoker 1c, C/KX 143595, killed

 NICHOLSON, John J, Marine, CH/X 106325, killed

 PECKITT, Thomas, Ty/Leading Seaman, C/SSX 33242, MPK

 RICHARDS, Leslie F, Act/Able Seaman, C/JX 548878, killed

 WHITMORE, Walter J, Ty/Petty Officer, C/JX 144194, killed



 SIMPSON, William J, Able Seaman, P/JX 427338, DOWS


Tana, illness

 HARRISON, Thomas, Cook (S), P/MX 83086, DOWS


Victory, illness

 COOK, Cyril, Ty/Chaplain, RNVR, died


Z Special Unit, SOE “Rimau” Commando Operation, second canoe attack on Singapore Harbour

 DAVIDSON, Donald M N, Lieutenant Commander, RNVR (Moreton (RAN)), killed



Sunday, 15 October 1944


3 Maritime Regt, RA

 RODDEN, James R, Gunner, RA, 11422066, MPK



 SLESSOR, James D, Engineman, LT/KX 124828, DOWS


Cormorant, illness

 FARAGHER, Lawrence H, Act/Commander, RNR, died


Lanka, illness

 FOSTER, James G, Warrant Air Officer, died


Larne, mined

 KEW, Ivor M, Stoker Petty Officer, P/KX 75186, killed

 MUNRO, William, Stoker 2c, P/KX 638968, killed


MFV.117, ship loss

 BLACK, John W, Act/Leading Stoker, P/KX 103384, MPK

 CONNELL, Terence W, Able Seaman, C/JX 375243, MPK

 FOREMAN, Thomas E, Able Seaman, P/JX 426957, MPK

 WOODS, Donald C, Stoker 1c, RNPS, LT/KX 160920, MPK


ML.870, ship loss

CAHILL, Joseph W J, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, killed

 EBBUTT, Reginald T, Able Seaman, C/JX 316812, killed

 MOORE, Norman, Act/Able Seaman, C/JX 573142, DOW

 ROGERS, Samuel F, Ordinary Telegraphist, RNPS, LT/JX 330191, killed



 CAVE, George H, Marine, EX 5137, DOWS


Petronella, steamship

 HEALD, Sydney, Ty/Act/Leading Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 254383, (President III, O/P), MPK

 MANSBRIDGE, John G, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), C/JX 278302, (President III, O/P), MPK

 MATKIN, Richard J, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), P/JX 399990, (President III, O/P), MPK



 HAY, George E, Marine, PO/X 100080, DOWS


South African Naval Force

 WATSON, George, Lieutenant, SANF, died



Monday, 16 October 1944


FAA, 1840 Sqn, Sparrowhawk, air crash

 COCKBURN, Hugh, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


RM 48 Commando

 PUGH, Harold, Marine, PO/X 112224, DOWS



Tuesday, 17 October 1944


Defiance, illness

 JONES, Catherine P, WRNS, PLY/WRNS 48234, died


FAA, 815 Sqn, Indomitable, air operations and crash

 DEARNLEY, Brian P, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed

 FARMELO, Christopher B, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed

 JENNER, Kenneth W, Ty/Act/Petty Officer Airman, FAA/FX 90676, killed


FAA, 1834 Sqn, Victorious, air operations

 CHANDLER, John O, Ty/Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


FAA, 1836 Sqn, Victorious, air operations

 HILL, Eric, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


FAA, 1839 Sqn, Indomitable, air operations

 MACKENZIE, Donald M, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


Hooghley (RIN)

 BANNERJEE, S (initial only) M, Lieutenant, RINVR, died


ML.584, illness

 PARKINSON, Joseph H, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 427728, died



 HINKINS, John R, Able Seaman, C/JX 397171, killed



 YOUNG, Roy G C, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 429619, DOWS


Rawalpindi, as POW

 THOMAS, Ernest W, Fireman, T.124, died



Wednesday, 18 October 1944


Allington Castle, lost overboard

 BARNES, Douglas, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 549647, MPK



 DORWARD, John, Petty Officer, RNVR, R/X 7382 C, DOWS



 REVILL, John, Fireman, 319177 NAP, MPK


LCT.488, foundered, stress of weather, Lands End, ship loss, 18th-19th

 HOWARD, Edward G, Able Seaman, P/JX 387399, MPK

 HOWARD, Roy W, Stoker 1c, D/KX 158239, MPK

 MCCOLL, James, Act/Able Seaman, D/JX 227963, MPK


LCT.494, foundered, stress of weather, Lands End, ship loss, 18th-19th

 BAYFORD, Charles, Leading Motor Mechanic, C/MX 125979, MPK

 BERRY, John D G, Stoker 1c, C/KX 140548, MPK

 BUSUTTIL, John J, Act/Able Seaman, C/JX 408048, MPK

 DICKINSON, Ronald V, Act/Leading Stoker, P/KX 146595, MPK

 DONALDSON, Andrew, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 409670, MPK

 EAGER, Leonard A C, Ty/Act/Leading Seaman, C/JX 351717, MPK

 ELLINGWORTH, Peter, Ty/Midshipman, RNVR, MPK

 FITZSIMON, Barry S, Act/Leading Seaman, P/JX 327463, MPK

 FRASER, Alistair, Wireman, D/MX 615703, MPK

 GILMOUR, Roland J, Ty/Act/Sub Lieutenant, RNZNVR, MPK

 HARTLEY, Edward C, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 421185, MPK

 JAMES, Arthur S, Stoker 1c, D/KX 163293, MPK

 KILLINGBACK, Kenneth, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 640249, MPK

 MCCUNNELL, William H, Wireman, D/MX 658129, MPK

 MURTS, John, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK

 SHIPSTON, John, Telegraphist, C/JX 343262, MPK

 SMITH, George, Able Seaman, C/JX 351355, MPK


LCT.7014, foundered, stress of weather, Lands End, ship loss, 18th-19th

 DAWSON, Leslie, Leading Stoker, P/KX 116656, MPK

 DIXON, Edward G, Stoker 2c, P/KX 526160, MPK

 FAIRHEAD, Alan H G, Telegraphist, C/JX 677000, killed

 FARRELL, James, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK

 FIRTH, Parker, Leading Seaman, P/JX 231331, MPK

 HOLT, Jack W, Able Seaman, P/JX 416613, MPK

 PRATT, Donald W, Stoker 1c, P/KX 162280, MPK

 REGAN, James, Able Seaman, C/JX 188625, MPK

 WESTCOTT, Robert C, Motor Mechanic, C/MX 623901, MPK


LCT.7015, foundered, stress of weather, Lands End, ship loss, 18th-19th

 CONDICK, Dennis H, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, killed

 CONNOLLY, John, Ordnance Artificer 4c, D/MX 90406, MPK

 GERNER, Christian A, Act/Leading Stoker, P/KX 127662, MPK

 GLEADALL, Horace, Stoker 1c, P/KX 140446, MPK

 HAIGH, Geoffrey J, Able Seaman, D/JX 362563, MPK

 HANNAN, George, Telegraphist, C/JX 579916, MPK

 HARDAKER, Kenneth, Leading Motor Mechanic, C/MX 691177, MPK

 HAVELOCK, Leonard, Able Seaman, C/JX 372400, MPK

 HAYWARD, Humphrey M, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK

 JONES, Park K, Act/Petty Officer, P/JX 159796, MPK

 KELYNACK, William, Ty/Act/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK

 LORIMER, James W, Stoker 1c, P/KX 525156, MPK

 ORAM, Bertram W J, Able Seaman, P/JX 325605, MPK

 POWELL, Rhys W, Wireman, D/MX 619718, MPK

 SINGER, Leslie C, Able Seaman, P/JX 383916, MPK

 TAYLOR, John M, Act/Able Seaman, C/JX 397191, MPK

 TONGE, Peter, Act/Able Seaman, C/JX 542284, MPK

 WARRINGTON, Clement S, Able Seaman, P/JX 328995, MPK



 ARCHIBALD, James, Act/Able Seaman, D/JX 367179, MPK



 RAINFORD, Cyril, Telegraphist, P/JX 634970, DOWS



Thursday, 19 October 1944


Drake, illness

 GILL, Ernest, Leading Cook, D/MX 90463, died



 SMITH, Leslie C, Signalman, P/JX 204657, DOWS


FAA, 1844 Sqn, Indomitable, air operations

 GRINHAM, Dennis F, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


FAA, 711 Sqn, Jackdaw, air crash

 MABON, John W R, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, DOI,


FAA, 841 Sqn, Implacable, air operations

 GOODFELLOW, Richard M, Ty/Lieutenant (A), RNZNVR, MPK

 HALL, George A, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


Findhorn, steamship

 PHILLIPS, Raymond W G, Act/Able Seaman, D/JX 337179, (President III, O/P), MPK


Iroquois (RCN)

 COUGHLIN, Clifton R F, Lieutenant Commander, RCNVR, died


Jupiter, as POW

 QUINN, Patrick, Able Seaman, D/SSX 29386, died


LCT.488, foundered, stress of weather, Lands End, ship loss,18th-19th

 ARMSTEAD, Stanley, Leading Wireman, D/MX 510022, MPK

 BELL, Peter G, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNZNVR, MPK

 COCKBILL, Alfred C, Wireman, D/MX 630047, MPK

 GLADMAN, Reginald J, Telegraphist, C/JX 616299, MPK

 LONG, Martin, Petty Officer Motor Mechanic, C/MX 126648, MPK

 THOMAS, Arthur P P, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK


LCT.491, foundered, stress of weather, Lands End, ship loss, 18th-19th

 EDWARDS, Charles J, Able Seaman, P/JX 328647, MPK


Pembroke, illness

 RICHARDS, Edgar E, Commissioned Gunner, died


Roberts, illness

 WALKER, Gilbert G, Able Seaman, D/JX 563901, died


Sultan, as POW

 WATERS, Ronald G M, Act/Petty Officer, D/J 114822, died


Thorough, illness

 WINGROVE, Robert H, Able Seaman, P/JX 381946, died



Friday, 20 October 1944


Chaleur II (RCN)

 GRENIER, Joseph O A, Able Seaman, V/3502 (RCNVR), died



 SULLIVAN, Arthur S, Leading Sick Berth Attendant, P/MX 73232, DOWS


FAA, 745 Sqn, Seaborn, air crash

 BENNETT, John A, Ty/Act/Leading Airman, FAA/FX 606923, killed

 BROOKES, Albert D, Ty/Act/Leading Airman, FAA/FX 605894, killed

 STANIER, Raymond E, Ty/Act/Leading Airman, FAA/FX 605203, killed

 TAYLOR, Henry, Ty/Act/Leading Airman, FAA/FX 614771, killed


Kuttabul II, illness

 HAMPTON, Thomas G, Constable, NDP, 775 (NDP), died



 LANE, George E, Leading Stores Assistant, C/MX 95908, DOWS


LCF.26, ex-LCT.806

 HODGKINSON, Thomas, Stoker 1c, P/KX 104606, died


LST.413, drowning

 WOODS, Leslie H, Act/Leading Stoker, P/KX 158595, DOW


Pembroke, illness

 HAWGOOD, Edwin, Shipwright 1c, C/MX 45751, died


RM 27th Battalion

 HIGGIN, Robert M, Marine, PO/X 114835, DOWS



 MOIR, John, Able Seaman, P/JX 307044, DOWS


Copra, USN VF Sqn, Officer Training Unit, air crash

 STATMAN, Montague, Ty/Act/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed



Saturday, 21 October 1944


6 Maritime Regt, RA

 BAKER, Maurice, Gunner, RA, 984055, MPK


Australia (RAN), Kamikaze attack

 BAYLEY, Henry B, Lieutenant, RANR (S), killed

 BUCKLAND, Max, Able Seaman, PM 6014 (RANR), DOW

 CORNISH, Robert J, Act/Leading Seaman, 23732 (RAN), killed

 DE LA FONTAINE, Eric S, Able Seaman, PM 4828 (RANR), DOW

 DEBENHAM, Ian K, Sub Lieutenant, RANVR, DOW

 DECHAINEUX, Frank E V, Captain, RAN, DOW

 ELLER, Henry P, Able Seaman, 14621 (RAN), killed

 ERWIN, John N, Able Seaman, S 6904 (RANR), DOW

 FENTON, Gordon K, Able Seaman, H 2118 (RANR), DOW

 GERRETT, Harrie B, Lieutenant Commander, RAN, DOW

 GREIG, Graham J, Lieutenant, RAN, DOW

 HANSEN, Vincent L, Able Seaman, S 7238 (RANR), DOW

 HOCKING, John W, Able Seaman, PM 6289 (RANR), DOW

 HOCKING, Ronald, Ordinary Seaman, PA 4406 (RANR), killed

 HOOKINS, Richard S, Ordinary Seaman, PM 7168 (RANR), DOW

 HUTCHISON, George F, Chief Petty Officer, 13263 (RAN), killed

 IRVINE, Raymond, Able Seaman, S 8206 (RANR), MPK

 JONES, Ivor M, Lieutenant, RANVR, killed

 MAUNSELL, Allan R, Able Seaman, S 5801 (RANR), DOW

 MILLER, Francis G, Able Seaman, 18125 (RAN), killed

 PARKINSON, Richard J, Able Seaman, PM 2686 (RANR), DOW

 PERRIN, Frederick P, Able Seaman, 14288 (RAN), DOW

 PITTENDRIGH, Donald, Leading Seaman, F 3746 (RANR), DOW

 POTTER, Christopher P, Ordinary Seaman, PM 7170 (RANR), DOW

 RATTRAY, Noel A, Able Seaman, 24493 (RAN), killed

 RAYMENT, John F, Act/Commander, RAN, DOW

 SHARPE, Ronald H, Ordinary Seaman, F 5175 (RANR), DOW

 SPURR, Francis F, Able Seaman, S 6949 (RANR), DOW

 STEELE, Robert M, Able Seaman, PA 2854 (RANR), DOW

 STEPHENSON, Frederick G, Able Seaman, B 3634 (RANR), DOW


Coriolanus, illness

 CARPENTER, George E, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 437334, died


Daedalus, illness

 BIDDLECOMBE, Diana S, WRNS, P/WRNS 4760, died


Pembroke, illness

 WILLIAMS, Kenneth E, Leading Motor Mechanic, C/MX 551475, DOWS


Penguin (RAN), illness

 OWENS, John E, Lieutenant (E), RAN, died



 LAIDLAW, Leslie, Able Seaman, P/JX 624917, MPK


RM 41 Commando, Belgian operations

 CARR, Thomas E, Ty/Act/Sergeant, RM, CH/X 103923, killed

 HOLT, Harry, Marine, PO/X 111449, killed

 PRICE, John A W, Marine, PLY/X 111922, DOWS


St Angelo

 SHERBORNE, Gordon P, Corporal, RM, PLY/X 1337, DOWS



Sunday, 22 October 1944


Dalhousie (RIN)

 JOSEPH, (None), Cook (S), 19796 (RIN), died


Drake, illness

 REA, Basil S, Commander (S), died


Greenwich, illness

 PIPE, John A, Commander, died


Impregnable, road accident

 KEAST, Maurice J E, Canteen Assistant, C/NX 703999, died


New Waterford (RCN)

 LEWIS, John C L, Paymaster Lieutenant, RCNVR, died


Sphinx, accident

 WOOD, Robert W, Able Seaman, P/JX 518370, DOWS



Monday, 23 October 1944



 FREEMAN, Edward G, Act/Leading Stoker, P/KX 100048, DOWS



 SMITH, Robert, Joiner 4c, D/MX 510751, DOW


Daedalus, road accident

 DAVIS, Frederick K K, Petty Officer Airman, FAA/FX 76553, killed



 BOND, Albert C, Able Seaman, P/JX 194522, DOWS



 COCKROFT, John W, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 373896, MPK=



Tuesday, 24 October 1944


RM Chatham Division, illness

 HALL, Warwick J, Sergeant, RM, CH/14015, died


RN (Malay Section), as POW

 ABDUL, Rahman B E, Able Seaman, MN 415 (Malay Section), died


Saunders, illness

 HAWKINS, Arthur C, Leading Stoker, C/KX 116955, died


Stoic, surface action

 CLOWREY, Frederick P, Able Seaman, D/SSX 21453, MPK



Wednesday, 25 October 1944


BYMS.2077, ship loss

 BAXANDALE, Edward, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 157627, MPK

 BREMNER, John W, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 170565, MPK

 CALL, Frederick J, Ty/Act/Lieutenant Commander, RNR, DOW

 CAMPBELL, Andrew D, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 527201, MPK

 COCKERILL, Victor J, Steward, RNPS, LT/LX 31344, MPK

 CURRIE, James, Engineman, RNPS, LT/KX 148979, MPK

 DAVIES, John J, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 373139, MPK

 DERAIMO, Norman P, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 154703, MPK

 GLEED, Robert G, Ordinary Signalman, RNPS, LT/JX 322654, MPK

 GREEN, Alfred W G, Engineman, LT/KX 135857, killed

 JAMESON, Henry J, Signalman, RNPS, LT/JX 344525, MPK

 JONES, Ivor W, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 428513, MPK

 MACKIE, James, Engineman, RNPS, LT/KX 114173, MPK

 MALLETT, James M, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 532617, MPK

 PACKWOOD, Harold, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 299618, MPK

 RUTHERFORD, George, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 354943, MPK

 SMITH, Horace C, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK

 SPARKES, Victor M, Engineman, RNPS, LT/KX 124782, MPK

 WEBSTER, Frederick J, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 156122, MPK

 WETHERILL, Samuel, Telegraphist, RNPS, LT/JX 269428, MPK


RM 375th Engineers Detachment

 COX, Alfred, Marine, RME 10639, died


Skeena (RCN), ship loss

 APOSTOLOS, Archie, Steward, V/44615 (RCNVR), killed

 BLAIS, Joseph F A, Leading Seaman, V/4777 (RCNVR), MPK

 COOK, Desmond B W, Cook (S), V/51070 (RCNVR), killed

 DAVIDSON, Gordon, Able Seaman, V/55130 (RCNVR), killed

 ELLIS, Melvin N, Able Seaman, V/50983 (RCNVR), killed

 GABOUREL, Lloyd A, Able Seaman, V/63956 (RCNVR), killed

 HANCOCK, Ralph G, Leading Signalman, V/13220 (RCNVR), killed

 JANOS, Joseph F, Able Seaman, 4408 (RCN), killed

 JOHNSTON, Joseph N, Able Seaman, V/44249 (RCNVR), killed

 PRESSNER, Edward J, Steward, V/45330 (RCNVR), killed

 SEATH, Richie O, Coder, V/23611 (RCNVR), killed

 SILK, James E, Leading Seaman, V/19493 (RCNVR), killed

 STEWART, Kenneth W, Able Seaman, V/36475 (RCNVR), killed

 UNGER, Abraham, Able Seaman, V/39733 (RCNVR), killed

 WATSON, Leonard, Able Seaman, V/46243 (RCNVR), killed


Vatersay, accident

 BOSANQUET, Samuel J A, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, killed



Thursday, 26 October 1944


BYMS.2006, lost overboard

 CLAXTON, Leonard, Ty/Act/Skipper Lieutenant, RNR, killed


FAA, 717 Sqn, Owl, air crash

 HIRST, Stanley W, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


FAA, 828 Sqn, Implacable, air crash

 BONE, John W, Ty/Act/Petty Officer Airman, FAA/FX 87060, killed


FAA, 1770 Sqn, Wagtail, air crash

 FAIRCLOUGH, James H, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed

 KING, Anthony J, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


FAA, 1771 Sqn, Implacable, air operations

 SHAW, Raymond M, Ty/Lieutenant (A), RNZNVR, killed

Jupiter, as POW

 SHIELDS, Douglas W, Able Seaman, D/SSX 29267, died


Nile, illness

 MONKS, Eva, Leading WRNS, WA/WRNS 32516, died


RM 40 Commando, Greece

 MCKENNA, George, Ty/Corporal, RM, EX/3363, DOWS



 SPICER, Paul G, Marine, PO/X 5232, DOW

Saker (Admiralty Ledger) or Indomitable (CWGC)

 LAVINGTON, Walter N, Able Seaman, P/JX 194771 (Saker), illness, DOWS


Stadacona (RCN)

 SAMPSON, Michael C, Petty Officer Stoker, A/871 (RCNR), died


Victory, illness

 MOSSCROP, Phillip, Lieutenant, RNVR, died



Friday, 27 October 1944



 DUGAY, Douglas F W, Able Seaman, P/JX 625717, DOWS



 FARMER, Andrew, Able Seaman, C/JX 375379, DOWS


FAA, 776 Sqn, Blackcap, air crash

 PATON, Robert S, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


FAA, 1771 Sqn, Implacable, air operations

 WATERS, Samuel A W, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


Kestrel, illness

 JACKSON, William, Leading Seaman, D/JX 165721, died


Nile, illness

 SCOTT, Richard D, Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, died


RM 24th Light AA Reg, illness

 MORREY, Fred R, Marine, CH/X 102516, DOWS


RM Deal, illness

 VICKERY, Alfred F, Captain, RM, died



Saturday, 28 October 1944



 COOKE, Frank T, Act/Leading Seaman, P/JX 394307, DOWS


Electra, as POW

 PALMER, Charles H, Leading Seaman, C/JX 126168, died


FAA, 811 Sqn, Vindex, air operations

 CARR, William E, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK

 WALSH, David L, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


FAA, 894 Sqn, Implacable, air crash

 BARROW, Edward, Ty/Act/Petty Officer Airman, FAA/FX 91444, killed


Fabius, road accident

 WOOD, George W, Marine, PLY/X 1790, died



 HAUGHTON, Daniel, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 281610, DOWS


RM 47 Commando

 ASHCROFT, Victor, Marine, PLY/X 112790, DOWS


Stadacona (RCN)

 RIDDELL, Lyle C, Chief Engine Room Artificer, V/69086 (RCNVR), died



Sunday, 29 October 1944


Barracuda (RIN)

 RAM, Das, Motor Engineer 1c, 78046 (RIN), died



 SHERMAN, Walter C, Cook (O), P/MX 101180, DOWS


Marshal Soult

 SWALLOW, George T, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 177602, DOWS


Pallas (French), illness

 THORNTON, John R, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 410195, died


Tyne, illness

 EVANS, Charles H, Warrant Ordnance Officer, died



Monday, 30 October 1944


Baron Semple, steamship

 BREWSTER, Robert, Act/Able Seaman, P/JX 312945, (President III, O/P), MPK


Consul Shipping Advisor, Iskenderen, illness

 JONES, Gerald H L, Act/Captain, RNR, died



 SHIRLEY, Derrick A, Able Seaman, P/JX 429547, DOWS


Exmouth, illness

 HOLMES, Lawrence F, Leading Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 242876, died



 MACDONALD, William J, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 400176, died



 KELLY, Thomas, Able Seaman, D/JX 312120, illness, died



 STEPNEY, John T, Able Seaman, P/JX 516047, illness, died



 HENDERSON, James M, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 626635, killed



Tuesday, 31 October 1944



 DAVIES, Kevin, Naval Airman 2c, FAA/FX 705234, killed


Duke of York

 DART, William L, Boatswain, illness, died


RM Lympstone

 BROWN, George, Marine, PO/X 116050, illness, died


RN (Malay Section)

 MUHAMMAD, Bin Q, Stoker, MN 100 (Malay Section), MPK


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