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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 MARCH 1945 -  in date, ship/unit & name order


Edited by Gordon Smith, Naval-History.Net

HMS Nith, frigate

(NP/Bob Hanley, click photographs for enlargements)

on to April 1945



(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-April 1945

Russians reach Germany, Indian Ocean operations, British inshore & Russian convoy battles continue, US takes Iwo Jima, British Pacific Fleet in action, Okinawa invaded, Defeat of Germany



Thursday, 1 March 1945



DEEGAN, Raymond D C, Stoker 1c, P/KX 90296, DOWS


Bowen (RAN)

WEEPERS, George W, Telegraphist, PA 3158 (RANR), accident, killed



MILES, George A, Bugler, CH/22919, illness, died


Donnacona (RCN)

WARWICK, Claude C, Able Seaman, V/107691 (RCNVR), died



BENSON, John E, Petty Officer, RNR, D/X 9685 B, DOWS



WHITEHEAD, Harry, Able Seaman, D/JX 212907, POW, died


FAA, 798 Sqn, Macaw, air crash

SUTTON, John H, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed



SPREAT, Arthur C, Petty Officer, D/JX 130162, POW, died



CLUCAS, Thomas, Stoker 1c, D/KX 99766, DOWS


Patunga (RIN)

JOHN, K (initial only) V, Ordinary Telegraphist, 16139 (RIN), died


Rimouski (RCN)

BLUE, Eric M, Telegraphist, V/36681 (RCNVR), died


RM 45 Commando

CONATY, Alan C, Marine, PO/X 100424, killed



FRENCH, Joseph H, Seaman, RNR, R/1246 E, illness, died


York (RCN)

MORGAN, Ralph, Engine Room Artificer 4c, A/4280 (RCNR), died



Friday, 2 March 1945


3 Maritime Regt, RA

ROCHE, Peter, Bombardier, RA, 4696167, MPK



SMYTH, Robert L, Petty Officer Stoker, D/KX 82558, DOWS



KERSHAW, Stanley, Naval Airman 1c, L/FX 786881, died


Queen of Kent, bombing

 KILLALEA, John, Able Seaman, C/JX 544815, DOW


RM 1st Commando Engineers, Dutch operations

AMBLER, Edward W, Act/Lance Corporal, RM, PO/X 101922 (T), killed

BINNS, Ronald, Corporal, RM, EX/4530, killed


RM 3rd Heavy AA Regt

NICHOL, David R, Marine, CH/X 103008, DOWS



THOMAS, Leslie, Able Seaman, D/JX 212822, POW, died



Saturday, 3 March 1945


Euphrates (RIN)

MUHAMMAD, Taher, Deck Tendal, 73636 (RIN), died



DOVER, Joseph A, Steward, P/LX 694574, illness, DOWS


Glendevon (RCN)

STREY, Garfield J, Able Seaman, V/16600 (RCNVR), MPK


King Edgar, steamship

ROPER, Norman V, Ty/Act/Petty Officer (DEMS), C/JX 238082, (President III, O/P), DOWS



AYLEW, Reuben H, Stores Chief Petty Officer, C/M 34944, illness, died



LYNAM, Walter, Air Mechanic (O) 2c, FAA/FX 601270, DOWS


Sonavati (RIN)

DUNG DUNG, Alphonse, Ordinary Seaman, 22867 (RIN), died


Southern Flower, ship loss

APPLEBY, Stanley, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 149192, MPK

BARKER, Herbert, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 374080, MPK

BATES, Charles H, Telegraphist, RNPS, LT/JX 271330, MPK

BROUGHTON, Thomas, 2nd Hand, RNPS, LT/JX 166235, MPK

COOK, James F, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 317370, MPK

CRANMER, Harold V, Chief Engineman, RNPS, LT/KX 98160, MPK

CULLING, George J, Act/Skipper, RNR, MPK

CUNNINGHAM, Thomas, Engineman, RNPS, LT/KX 114609, MPK

DYER, George H, Able Seaman, P/JX 329146, MPK

GIBBON, Herbert N, Signalman, RNPS, LT/JX 185195, MPK

MCCRACKEN, Alexander, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 112278, MPK

MULROY, Edwin, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 315227, MPK

MUNDAY, Frederick O, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 280321, MPK

PARRY, John D, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 125170, MPK

PASCOE, Leslie G, Act/Able Seaman, P/JX 317494, MPK

PETRIE, Kenneth D, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 205753, MPK

PHILBIN, John M, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 543214, MPK

PICKEN, George H, Engineman, RNPS, LT/KX 121832, MPK

REID, John, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 408903, MPK

RUTLAND, Ronald H, Leading Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 191618, MPK

SAYERS, Bernard, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 429041, MPK

SHAW, David G, Able Seaman, P/JX 386884, MPK

SMITH, William, Leading Cook, RNPS, LT/MX 85162, MPK

URE, Robert, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 258254, MPK

WHITLOW, Edward J L, Steward, RNPS, LT/LX 28207, MPK



Sunday, 4 March 1945


Akbar (RIN)

VARGHESE, C (initial only), Able Seaman, 4979 (RIN), died


Hamla (RIN)

MUHAMMAD, Sharif, Ordinary Seaman, 100436 (RIN), died


Himalaya (RIN)

QASIM, Ajab, Deck Serang, 77231 (RIN), died


Humberstone (RCN)

MURRAY, James B, Able Seaman, V/69565 (RCNVR), MPK



BARNSDALL, Frank J, Able Seaman, D/JX 364555, illness, died



SURGEONER, William J, Air Mechanic (L) 1c, FAA/FX 110964, drowning, died


Stadacona (RCN)

WILKINSON, Ralph D G, Sailmaker, 2281 (RCN), died



Monday, 5 March 1945



YOUNG, John W, Chief Petty Officer Stoker, P/KX 119172, illness, died


Cherryleaf, RFA

GALEA, Victor, Donkeyman, E/320833, illness, died



HORN, William H, Able Seaman, RFR, C/J 112019, POW, died


Exeter, POW's

ANDERSON, Alexander, Able Seaman, RNVR, D/MD/X 2403, died

FRANCIS, Martin W, Able Seaman, D/JX 237950, died


Golden Hind

FRASER, John, Ty/Act/Petty Officer Stoker, C/KX 80140, DOWS



FALLAS, Gilbert, Able Seaman, C/JX 299346, MPK


Patunga (RIN)

RAMA, Krishnan, Stoker 2c, 25469 (RIN), died


RM 27th Battalion

CLAY, Herbert W, Marine, CH/X 109545, killed


RM 3rd Heavy AA Regt

HOLMES, John C, Marine, CH/X 103230, killed


RM 44 Commando

WATKINS, William J, Marine, PLY/X 107423, illness, died


RM Engineers

MOWE, Derek, Marine, RME 11380, DOWS



Tuesday, 6 March 1945


Chiltern, illness

REAICH, William, 2nd Hand, RNR (PS), LT/X 18850 A, DOWS


FAA, 1771 Sqn, Pretoria Castle, air crash

ELLIS, Henry M, Lieutenant Commander (A), MPK


RM HQ 5th AA Brigade

EDWARDS, Albert P, Marine, PLY/X 101387, DOW



PATTISON, William H, Petty Officer, P/MX 89760, DOWS


Steam Launch 13

HUNT, Percy V, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 285102, DOWS


XE.11, ship loss

CARROLL, John J, Able Seaman, D/JX 204290, killed

HIGGINS, Edward W, Stoker 1c, D/KX 165317, killed

STAPLES, Aubrey, Ty/Lieutenant, SANF (V), killed



Wednesday, 7 March 1945



CORMACK, Margaret A, WRNS Petty Officer, 32199, DOWS


Dalhousie (RIN)

SARKAR, H (initial only), Stoker 1c, 19388 (RIN), died


Exeter, as POW

PARSONS, Henry F, Able Seaman, D/JX 175278, died


FAA, 757 Sqn, Rajaliya, air crash

MCCURDIE, Ronald J G, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


Jupiter, as POW

ALLANSON, Walter, Able Seaman, D/JX 151706, died


Mediator, drowning

SAYLE, John E, Steward, RTP R/238414, died


Queen Emma, illness

ACTON, Walter T, Ty/Act/Lieutenant Commander, RNR, died



HARKIN, Leslie, Chief Canteen Manager, C/NX 1659, killed


Teazer, illness

QUAYLE, Douglas P, Cook, C/MX 535107, died



Thursday, 8 March 1945


Europa, illness

MCLEAN, George H, Stoker 2c, RNPS, LT/KX 736640, died


Exeter, as POW

RILEY, William, Leading Stoker, P/K 25893, died



CORBETT, Hilda B, WRNS, 53488 (WRNS), DOWS



MIDDLETON, John R, Petty Officer Cook, D/MX 58287, DOWS


MMS.36, illness

DAM, Paul C, Stoker 1c, D/Dane/X 46, died


Napier (HMAS), drowning

BACK, Ronald F, Able Seaman, S 6403 (RAN), died

HALPIN, Lester J T, Able Seaman, F 4350 (RANR), died


Racer, illness

BAXTER, James A, Leading Seaman, C/JX 251329, died



Friday, 9 March 1945


Ameer, illness

JARROW, John B, 2nd Writer, NAP R/229260, died


Coulmore, steamship

WARNER, John F, Able Seaman, C/JX 201350, (President III, O/P), MPK


Daedalus, drowning

ROBINSON, Leonard D, Air Mechanic (O) 1c, FAA/FX8400, died


Dalhousie (RIN)

YUSUF, Ghulam H, Leading Seaman, 1118 (RIN), died


Kyle Castle, steamship

CULLEN, John D, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), C/JX 267749, (President III, O/P), killed



CATTELL, Samuel G, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 326742, DOWS


Nephrite, steamship

LEES, Richard A, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), P/JX 289123, (President III, O/P), killed


Odyssey, Granville raid

LIGHTOLLER, Frederic R, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, killed


RM 1st Special Boat Service (SBS), in Yugoslavia

KITCHINGMAN, Thomas, Marine, PO/X 105923, killed



WAREHAM, Robert E, Ordinary Telegraphist, P/JX 677673, DOWS



JUDGES, Norman F, Stoker 1c, C/KX 147192, DOWS



PELLING, John, Stoker 1c, D/KX 561726, DOWS



Saturday, 10 March 1945


Assegai, illness

MENNELL, Thomas G L, Leading Seaman, P/JX 370033, died


Drake, illness

HILL, Cyril P, Chief Engine Room Artificer, D/M 36153, died


Empress, illness

CLOWES, Edwin J L, Telegraphist, RNVR, D/WRX 1097, died


Europa, illness

JONES, James L, Petty Officer Cook, RNPS, LT/MX 83276, died


Exeter, as POW

BIRCUMSHAW, Fred, Able Seaman, D/JX 214712, died


FAA, 794 Sqn, Vulture, air crash

JONES, Joseph E, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


FAA, 880 Sqn, Robin, air crash

PENFOLD, John C, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed



HEARY, Michael D, Leading Seaman, RNVR, P/ESD/X 1958, DOWS


ML.1394, drowning

KERR, William A, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, killed



PARRY, Robert, Able Seaman, C/JX 27883, killed


Nordhav II, ship loss

TAYLOR, John, Signalman, RNPS, LT/JX 211243, MPK


Redpole, illness

MACFARLANE, Neil, Telegraphist, C/JX 361700, died


Stronghold, as POW

FITCHETT, Donald W A, Signalman, P/JX 205689, died


Victory IV, illness

NEW, Wilfred H, Ty/Act/Warrant Engineer, died



Sunday, 11 March 1945


Dunver (RCN)

PATTERSON, Percy W, Leading Stoker, V/32359 (RCNVR), died


Exeter, as POW

CHRISTOPHER, Ronald F, Stoker 1c, D/KX 84047, died


Hopetoun, illness

WALKER, Edward H, Lieutenant Commander, died



BENNETT, William J C, Air Mechanic (A) 1c, FAA/FX 94630, DOWS


Manchester Recruiter, illness

SCHOFIELD, Thomas, Chief Petty Officer Recruiter, D/J 29108, died


Sultan, as POW

CORNEY, Clarence H, Marine, PLY/X 1870, died



Monday, 12 March 1945



BLAKE, Peter, Ordinary Telegraphist, RNPS, LT/JX 613732, DOWS


Godetia, accident

YORSTON, David J B, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 275852, DOWS



BUXTON, Peter, Act/Petty Officer Radio Mechanic, FAA/FX 680345, MPK



KEELER, Maurice R, Stoker 1c, P/KX 164342, DOWS


Motor Boat Maintenance Unit No.6

FARRAR, Eric C, Stoker 1c, P/KX 525328, DOWS


RM 48 Commando, Dutch operations

COLEMAN, Arthur D, Marine, PLY/X 120111, DOWS

COLLINS, Peter S, Ty/Lieutenant, RM, DOW



Tuesday, 13 March 1945


3 Maritime Regt, RA

CHAPE, John W, Gunner, RA, 4984959, MPK

WHETTON, Charles H, Gunner, RA, 5050295, MPK


Carron, accident

BLOOM, John, Able Seaman, C/JX 317042, killed


FAA, 759 Sqn, Heron, air crash

GIBBS, John C, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


King George V, illness

BLANDFORD, Charles W, Chief Petty Officer, P/J 106428, died


London Recruiter, illness

LEPLA, Arthur, Chief Petty Officer Recruiter, P/J 27616, died



BURTON, Trevor J, Air Mechanic (E) 1c, FAA/FX 573434, killed

BUTLER, Walter, Air Mechanic (E) 2c, FAA/FX 684052, killed

PARTRIDGE, Leslie W S, Air Mechanic (E) 1c, FAA/FX 592381, killed


President III

BROOKWELL, Ronald A, Act/Able Seaman, P/JX 333043, killed



MCKELVIE, James N, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 116675, DOWS


RM Chatham Division, illness

BROWN, James, Sergeant, RM, CH/23894, died


RM Training Group, illness

STEVENS, Harold S P, Colour Sergeant, RM, PO/214661, died


Taber Park, steamship

ALTHORPE, Ernest E, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), P/JX 335901, (President III, O/P), MPK

KILSHAW, Ralph, Ty/Act/Leading Seaman, C/JX 249688, (President III, O/P), MPK



Wednesday, 14 March 1945



GALLAGHER, Thomas, Engineman, RNPS, LT/KX 108517, DOWS


Encounter, as POW

HANWELL, Henry S, Leading Stoker, D/KX 77874, died

WELSH, Patrick, Stoker 2c, D/KX 121518, died


Exeter, as POW

JONES, Rees L, Stoker 1c, D/KX 111150, died


Hesperides, air crash

COLVILLE of CULROSS, Viscount Charles, Commander, killed


President, air crash

PRITCHARD, William J, Ty/Act/Lieutenant Commander (A), RNVR, MPK


RM Engineers Commando

CHIPPERFIELD, William E A, Marine, PO/X 114389, DOWS



Thursday, 15 March 1945



BODSWORTH, Isaac J, Ordnance Mechanic 4c, P/MX 98866, DOWS


Exeter, as POW

CARDWELL, Reginald R, Assistant Cook, D/MX 80508, died


FAA, 837 Sqn, Daedalus, air crash

SHERRIFF, Ernest C, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNZNVR, killed


FAA, 837 Sqn, Owl, air crash

GRAHAM, Vivian, Ty/Act/Petty Officer Airman, FAA/FX 605565, killed

HOOD, Alastair H, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


ML.194, road accident

POVALL, Eric T, Lieutenant Commander, RNVR, died



SMITH, Robert M, Marine, PLY/X 106675, DOWS



METCALFE, Charles W, Able Seaman, C/JX 318715, DOWS


RM 41 Commando

SHEPHERD, George, Marine, PO/X 109394, DOWS



KAVANAGH, Arthur D, Ty/Petty Officer, D/JX 149201, DOWS



16 Friday, March 1945


Arbiter, illness

PHILLIPS, John A, Able Seaman, D/JX 155990, died


Attacker, road accident

MUNCIE, James R, Lieutenant Commander (E), RNR, died


Encounter, as POW

ETHERIDGE, Arthur, Chief Petty Officer Steward (Pens), C/L 3410, died


Exeter, as POW

FULFORD, Leonard J, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 286923, died



BENTLEY, Denis A, Ty/Act/Ty/Corporal, RM, CH/X 107221, DOWS


Mastodon, illness

MARTIN, Nigel, Telegraphist, C/JX 341850, died



ROGERS, John H, Air Fitter (O), FAA/FX 109436, DOWS


Orlando, illness

MCCONNELL, James, Able Seaman, R/JX 243676, died


President III, illness

MOLLOY, Mary MacD, 3rd Officer, WRNS, died


RM MNBDO, as POW in Germany

FUNNELL, Kenneth O, Marine, CH/X 101085, died


Sibigo, steamship

RUSSELL, Donald W, Able Seaman, H 633 (RANR), MPK



AITKEN, John, Able Seaman, P/JX 163173, DOWS



Saturday, 17 March 1945


Drake, illness

PHILLIPS, William J, Petty Officer, D/233736, died


Exeter, as POW

PORTER, John G, Able Seaman, D/SSX 19264, died


FAA, 807 Sqn, Hunter, air crash

SAWYER, Robert M, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK



MARSHALL, Edward N, Air Mechanic (E) 2c, FAA/FX 110754, DOWS


Guysborough (RCN), ship loss

ANDREWS, Joseph C, Leading Stoker, V/38084 (RCNVR), MPK

BALLANTYNE, Roswell A, Stoker, V/78521 (RCNVR), MPK

BARNETT, Charles A, Able Seaman, V/14304 (RCNVR), MPK

BELL-IRVING, Charles A, Lieutenant (E), RCNVR, MPK

BERRYMAN, Jack G, Leading Stoker, V/16905 (RCNVR), MPK

BISHOP, Robert J, Signalman, V/35169 (RCNVR), MPK

BODEUX, Joseph M, Signalman, V/35249 (RCNVR), MPK

BOUCHARD, Joseph E P E, Able Seaman, V/54034 (RCNVR), MPK

BOURBONNAIS, Joseph J G, Petty Officer Stoker, V/38845 (RCNVR), MPK

BURY, James E, Stoker, V/42625 (RCNVR), MPK

CHALMERS, Robert J, Telegraphist, V/62740 (RCNVR), MPK

CLARKE, James P, Ordinary Seaman, V/77951 (RCNVR), MPK

COLEMAN, Irving, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, (O/P), MPK

COX, John D, Engine Room Artificer, V/35391 (RCNVR), MPK

CROSSON, Abraham B, Leading Coder, V/36397 (RCNVR), MPK

DENSMORE, Wilford H, Cook, V/76094 (RCNVR), MPK

DICKS, George R, Petty Officer, V/3668 (RCNVR), MPK

DOWNEY, Dale G, Stoker, V/57170 (RCNVR), MPK

EDDY, Donald C, Sick Berth Attendant, V/34597 (RCNVR), MPK

GAIR, Alexander H, Leading Signalman, V/24028 (RCNVR), MPK

GARVEY, William, Signalman, V/14500 (RCNVR), MPK

GEDDES, Frederick E, Petty Officer Stoker, 21476 (RCN), MPK

GIBSON, Alvon R, Ordinary Seaman, V/65575 (RCNVR), MPK

GOHIER, Joseph V M, Able Seaman, V/60493 (RCNVR), MPK

GRAY, Gordon T, Leading Stoker, V/10694 (RCNVR), MPK

HAMILTON, William A, Engine Room Artificer, V/77366 (RCNVR), MPK

HOLLAND, Thomas V, Lieutenant, RCNVR, MPK

HORTON, Albert E, Able Seaman, D/JX 199841, MPK

HUNTER, William A, Able Seaman, V/43655 (RCNVR), MPK

KONSMO, Ole B, Cook, V/16766 (RCNVR), MPK

LAPP, John R, Petty Officer Stoker, V/30120 (RCNVR), MPK

MALLETTE, Joseph A M, Steward, V/49422 (RCNVR), MPK

MATTHEWS, Paul J, Stoker, V/56844 (RCNVR), MPK

MCCLUSKEY, Henry, Able Seaman, V/39921 (RCNVR), MPK

MCCUTCHEON, William A, Leading Writer, V/14727 (RCNVR), MPK

MCGUIGAN, John D, Leading Steward, V/22833 (RCNVR), MPK

MITCHELL, George T, Stoker, V/47940 (RCNVR), MPK

MOUNTAIN, William T, Able Seaman, V/31164 (RCNVR), MPK

MUTCHESON, John E, Ordinary Seaman, V/83333 (RCNVR), MPK

NEUFELD, Arthur, Stoker, V/78026 (RCNVR), MPK

PAUL, Kenneth B, Leading Stoker, V/49051 (RCNVR), MPK

PAYNE, Harry A, Leading Seaman, V/30817 (RCNVR), MPK

RENAUD, Maurice J, Petty Officer Stoker, V/19428 (RCNVR), MPK

ROBERTSON, Robert G, Telegraphist, V/24172 (RCNVR), MPK

RUMPEL, Oscar H, Lieutenant, RCNVR, MPK

SCHMIDT, Alfred H, Stoker, V/68505 (RCNVR), MPK

SHINEWALD, Sydney J, Telegraphist, V/42020 (RCNVR), MPK

SLADE, Richard S, Lieutenant, RCNVR, MPK

SMARDON, Walter E, Leading Telegraphist, V/23409 (RCNVR), MPK

SORRELL, William W, Able Seaman, V/61536 (RCNVR), MPK

STEVENSON, Robert G, Stoker, V/60554 (RCNVR), MPK

WILLIAMS, Roland G, Leading Supply Assistant, V/33660 (RCNVR), MPK


RM Chatham Division, illness

MURPHY, Joseph P, Marine, CH/X 116430, died


Spartiate, illness

POOLE, Walter H, Captain, RNR, died



Sunday, 18 March 1945



HOLDEN, William H G, Stoker 1c, C/KX 113223, DOWS


Daffodil, ship loss

ADAMS, Frederick P, Ty/Lieutenant, RNR, killed

ALLEN, Arthur W J, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 408351, killed

ANSELL, Donald G, Stoker 1c, C/KX 678656, MPK

BIRD, Charles E, TY/Petty Officer Stoker, C/KX 75048, MPK

BURNS, Charles, Petty Officer Stoker (Pens), C/K 56464, MPK

BYROM, James, Able Seaman, C/JX 359104, killed

CARVER, John D, Able Seaman, C/JX 317073, killed

EDMONDS, William, Stoker 1c, C/KX 146682, killed

EDSER, Charles A R, Able Seaman, C/JX 319610, MPK

ENTWISTLE, Edward, Able Seaman, C/SSX 17897, MPK

FARROW, Edward H L, Petty Officer Stoker (Pens), C/K 258, MPK

FRASER, James, Able Seaman, C/JX 156527, MPK

FULCHER, Norman F, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 543741, MPK

HAMILTON, Frederick A C, Ty/Act/Leading Stoker, C/KX 136062, MPK

HEATH, Reginald J, Able Seaman, C/JX 352406, MPK

JACKSON, George E, Ty/Act/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, killed

KILNER, Johnson R, Stoker 1c, C/KX 601980, killed

LEES, Eric, Ty/Petty Officer Writer, C/MX 76810, MPK

LOCHHEAD, Edward, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (E), RNVR, MPK

MCCAULEY, Michael A, Stoker 1c, C/KX 139711, killed

MCNALLY, William T, Stoker 1c, C/KX 142541, MPK

MORRISON, Douglas L, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK

NEWTON, Stanley A, Ty/Leading Cook, C/SCM 613, MPK

PARDOE, Harry, Able Seaman, C/JX 353740, killed

PAYTON, William, Able Seaman, C/JX 346755, MPK

SCOTLAND, Matthew, Stores Assistant, C/MX 82209, MPK

SIMPSON, James D, Ty/Lieutenant, RNR, MPK

SMITH, Henry M, Ty/Lieutenant Commander (E), RNR, MPK

TAYLOR, Frederick, Sub Lieutenant (E), RNVR, MPK

WALKER, Bernard, Able Seaman, C/JX 354035, MPK

WARD, Norman A, Shipwright 3c, C/MX 69269, MPK

WOOTTON, Richard T, Ty/Act/Leading Signalman, C/SSX 32657, MPK


Exeter, as POW

SUTTON, George O, Marine, PLY/X 3755, died


Guysborough (RCN), ship loss

ADAM, George F, Mechanician 1c, 21348 (RCN), DOW


Kenya RNVR

AHMED, Abdulla, Signalman, KN 214 (Kenya RNVR), died



WALKER, George, Able Seaman, C/JX 375002, DOWS


Penguin (RAN), illness

MCCORMICK, Hugh J, Petty Officer, 6405 (RAN), died


RN Naval Party 1764 (Odyssey)

MOSS, Wilfred, Marine, PO/X 2845, killed


Smalvei (SANF)

GROBLER, E (initial only), Ordinary Seaman, 617063 V (SANF), died



Monday, 19 March 1945


Crichton, steamship

BERRIDGE, Charles W, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), C/JX 312759, (President III, O/P), MPK


Lonsdale, illness

PHILLIPS, James T, Constable, NDP, 724 (NDP), died


LST.410, illness

DOWNWARD, Douglas, Cook, D/MX 106315, died


Pelandok, as POW

ABU, Bakar B U, Able Seaman, MN 385 (Malay Section), died


Rapid, shore gunfire

BARNETT, David B, Leading Stoker, D/KX 90734, killed

CURTIS, Stanley G, Leading Seaman, D/J 102253, killed

GOULD, Edmund R, Able Seaman, P/SSX 35668, killed

GRAYSON, Gordon, Able Seaman, D/JX 366626, killed

HEALE, Eric, Ty/Act/Petty Officer Stoker, D/KX 94468, killed

MACDONALD, Kline M, Ty/Lieutenant, RCNVR, killed

MILES, Walter D, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 323009, killed

PACK, John, Able Seaman, P/JX 141918, killed

PEARCE, Jack, Petty Officer, D/JX 148071, killed

ROWLANDS, Kenneth G, Stoker 1c, P/KX 665045, killed

SKINNER, John D, Ty/Act/Leading Stoker, C/JX 259345, killed

WILLIAMS, James, Able Seaman, D/JX 306337, killed


Royal Navy

FEELEY, John, Able Seaman, C/JX 178722, killed


Samselbu, steamship

HAMILTON, Terence J, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 311964, (President III, O/P), MPK


Stronghold, as POW

POPE, William E, Stoker 1c, P/KX 116535, died


Volage, shore gunfire

EVANS, George, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 710720, killed

FAULDER, Robert, Able Seaman, P/SSX 16652, killed

MCNAB, Duncan, Able Seaman, P/JX 559470, killed



Tuesday, 20 March 1945



JENKS, William C, Commander, died


Encounter, as POW

DOBSON, Kenneth R, Able Seaman, C/SSX 28042, died


Exeter, as POW

INGS, John R, Able Seaman, D/SSX 15096, died

KEENAN, Joseph, Petty Officer Stoker, D/K 56888, died


FAA, 1846 Sqn, Colossus, air crash

BROOKER, Dudley G, Ty/Act/Lieutenant Commander (A), RNVR, MPK


Lapwing, ship loss

ADAMS, George, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 251451, MPK

ALLEN, Douglas W, Able Seaman, D/JX 570892, MPK

ALLEN, Ronald G, Able Seaman, D/JX 651446, MPK

ALPHEY, James R, Ty/Leading Seaman, D/JX 148844, MPK

ARMSTRONG, George, Act/Petty Officer Radio Mechanic, P/MX 713768, MPK

ARROWSMITH, Charles, Chief Petty Officer Stoker, D/KX 75102, MPK

ASHWORTH, John L, Able Seaman, D/J 97482, MPK

ASKEW, Alan, Able Seaman, D/JX 638884, MPK

ATKINS, Derek D, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 396750, MPK

BAILEY, Percival H C, Able Seaman, D/JX 576269, MPK

BARNETT, Bernard N, Stoker 1c, D/KX 134334, MPK

BARNSLEY, Leonard, Stoker 2c, D/KX 665533, MPK

BATTLE, Reginald, Ty/Act/Leading Seaman, D/JX 158716, MPK

BEARD, Sydney T, Able Seaman, D/JX 256014, MPK

BECKETT, William P, Able Seaman, D/JX 603531, MPK

BICKERSTAFF, James, Able Seaman, D/JX 650391, MPK

BIDDLE, Dennis W, Able Seaman, D/JX 603284, killed

BILLINGTON, Cyril, Able Seaman, D/JX 310221, MPK

BING, Reginald F, Stoker 1c, D/KX 164455, MPK

BINNIE, John A, Commander (Rtd), MPK

BIRTWISTLE, John J, Able Seaman, D/JX 650976, MPK

BLACK, Arthur, Stoker 2c, D/KX 179142, killed

BOLITHO, Peter D, Petty Officer Wireman, D/MX 62514, MPK

BOOTH, James, Able Seaman, D/JX 642162, MPK

BOUCH, Sydney, Able Seaman, D/JX 638892, MPK

BOYS, John S, Able Seaman, D/JX 205003, MPK

BREADING, William H T, Ty/Act/Leading Signalman, D/JX 203274, MPK

BRECKENRIDGE, William T, Stores Assistant, D/MX 122309, MPK

BRITTON, Thomas L, Petty Officer Steward, D/LX 22169, MPK

BROWN, Aubrey, Able Seaman, D/JX 566011, MPK

CALVERLEY, Norman, Ordinary Telegraphist, D/JX 619292, MPK

CLOSE, Edward, Able Seaman, D/JX 140143, MPK

COOKE, Frederick J, Able Seaman, D/JX 347381, MPK

COOPER, Stanley, Stoker 1c, D/KX 104195, MPK

COULLING, Douglas P J, Ty/Act/Stores Petty Officer, D/SMX 321, MPK

COX, Stanley C, Warrant Engineer, MPK

CRAGG, William C, Ordinary Signalman, 9516 (RNZN), MPK

CUDMORE, Charles E, Petty Officer Stoker, D/K 66841, MPK

DIAMOND, Albert E, Ty/Act/Petty Officer, D/JX 154234, MPK

DICK, John M, Petty Officer Stoker, D/KX 81401, MPK

DICKIE, James B, Signalman, D/JX 201069, MPK

DODD, George E, Ty/Act/Leading Seaman, D/JX 139185, MPK

DODD, Harry, Able Seaman, D/JX 369783, MPK

DRAKEFORD, Sydney H, Coder, D/JX 211363, MPK

EARLE, John E, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, killed

EDNEY, Phillip D, Ty/Petty Officer Stoker, D/KX 90742, MPK

EVANS, William H, Act/Leading Telegraphist, D/JX 343519, killed

FORD, Edward R, Ty/Petty Officer, D/JX 511154, MPK

GIBSON, Reginald J, Able Seaman, D/JX 662466, MPK

GOODGER, John A, Gunner, MPK

GORDON, Henry, Able Seaman, D/JX 651185, MPK

GRANVILLE, Stanley, Petty Officer Stoker, D/K 66325, MPK

GRIFFIN, Gordon, Able Seaman, D/JX 348699, MPK

GRITT, Ernest E, Able Seaman, D/JX 629067, MPK

GROOME, Michael, Stoker 1c, D/KX 155972, MPK

HACKETT, William, Cook (S), D/MX 67203, MPK

HARRISON, Ronald A, Ordinary Telegraphist, D/JX 577690, MPK

HESLOP, John M, Signalman, D/JX 578348, MPK

HICKS, Patrick, Steward, D/LX 573274, MPK

HOLE, Reginald S, Coder, D/JX 731408, MPK

HOLLAND, Evan F, Able Seaman, D/JX 419911, MPK

HOLLAND, John B, Signalman, D/JX 613644, MPK

HOOK, William S, Leading Cook, D/MX 82809, MPK

HUGHES, Eric H, Canteen Manager, C/NX 704643, MPK

HUGHES, Gordon D, Act/Stoker 1c, D/KX 610900, MPK

HUGHES, Stanley F, Able Seaman, D/JX 305741, MPK

HURSEY, Leonard J, Stoker 1c, D/KX 601699, MPK

ILLSTON, George A, Act/Able Seaman, D/JX 192891, MPK

JARDINE, Albert, Act/Chief Petty Officer, D/SSX 17848, killed

JARNELL, Randolph D, Able Seaman, D/SSX 19457, killed

JONES, Glyndwr, Ty/Leading Stoker, D/KX 110296, MPK

JONES, Peter E, Able Seaman, D/JX 652791, killed

KEEVIL, Peter H, Able Seaman, D/JX 652647, killed

KENNEDY, John, Act/Able Seaman, D/JX 257611, killed

KEOGH, Frank, Stoker 1c, D/KX 164939, MPK

KINNEAR, Philip N, Ty/Leading Stoker, D/KX 97537, MPK

KNIGHT, William D, Ordnance Artificer 4c, D/MX 90291, MPK

LESTER, Alfred N, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, killed

LEVINE, Frederick D, Cook (O), D/MX 106062, MPK

LYNCH, Joseph, Stoker 1c, D/KX 87933, killed

MACINNES, Malcolm, Seaman, RNR, D/6054 D, MPK

MACLEAN, Angus, Act/Able Seaman, D/JX 399825, MPK

MADDEN, Lancelot G, Signalman, D/JX 612286, MPK

MAGILL, William, Stoker 1c, D/KX 91892, MPK

MCCARTHY, Joseph P, Act/Able Seaman, D/JX 256411, MPK

MCGUIRE, Denis, Steward, D/LX 555244, MPK

MCQUEEN, Robert B, Able Seaman, D/JX 153675, MPK

MILLER, Ernest, Able Seaman, D/JX 173728, MPK

MILSOM, George E, Coder, D/JX 731065, MPK

MONAGHAN, Michael P, Able Seaman, D/KX 238403, MPK

MOORE, Arthur C, Able Seaman, D/JX 286510, MPK

MORGAN, William P, Able Seaman, D/JX 569238, MPK

MORTIMER, Bobbie, Act/Leading Telegraphist, D/JX 308725, MPK

MORTON, Ernest, Telegraphist, D/JX 179546, MPK

NEADS, William S, Act/Able Seaman, D/JX 555658, MPK

NEWTON, Walter R, Telegraphist, P/JX 572255, MPK

ORR, Ralph, Able Seaman, D/JX 650822, MPK

OWEN, Maelgwyn, Assistant Cook, D/MX 601187, MPK

PALMER, Lionel D, Able Seaman, D/JX 650808, MPK

PALMER, Raymond E, Able Seaman, D/JX 649705, MPK

POWDRILL, Kenneth M, Able Seaman, D/JX 650591, MPK

POWELL, Walter J, Stoker 2c, D/KX 557723, MPK

QUAIL, Leonard W, Able Seaman, D/JX 554000, killed

RAFFERTY, Lawrence, Act/Able Seaman, D/JX 391725, MPK

RAINFORD, Thomas H, Able Seaman, D/JX 640859, MPK

RALPH, Herbert, Leading Sick Berth Attendant, D/SBR/X 6300, MPK

REES, Alfred, Act/Stoker 1c, D/KX 528449, MPK

REID, Leslie R, Able Seaman, D/JX 654556, MPK

REVILL, Francis C, Stoker 1c, P/KX 597102, MPK

RICHARDSON, Kenneth, Able Seaman, D/JX 366538, MPK

ROBINSON, Albert J, Act/Able Seaman, D/JX 257818, MPK

ROGERS, Frederick G A, Petty Officer Stoker, D/KX 79373, killed

ROOKER, Stanley, Able Seaman, D/JX 650549, MPK

ROWE, Stanley J, Able Seaman, D/JX 650838, MPK

SALES, Cecil E, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 733226, MPK

SCHOOLAR, Robert R, Able Seaman, D/JX 650797, MPK

SHERIDAN, Michael E R, Petty Officer Telegraphist, D/JX 138387, MPK

SLIMON, James, Shipwright 4c, D/MX 74451, MPK

SMART, Ronald T, Able Seaman, D/JX 651067, MPK

SMITH, Ernest, Able Seaman, D/JX 649582, MPK

SOMERS, Edward, Able Seaman, D/JX 568386, MPK

SPRAGUE, Alfred W, Able Seaman, D/J 81162, killed

STANDING, Arnold, Telegraphist, D/JX 616390, MPK

STANLEY, Hubert S, Stoker 1c, D/KX 607358, MPK

STARK, Robert H, Able Seaman, D/JX 565636, MPK

STIMSON, Lewis, Ordinary Signalman, D/JX 259918, MPK

STOCKHILL, Wilfred, Stoker 1c, D/KX 103578, MPK

SUSSEX, James J, Able Seaman, D/JX 306742, MPK

SWAILES, Albert, Engine Room Artificer 4c, D/MX 51782, MPK

SWEENEY, Frank, Able Seaman, D/JX 650773, MPK

TARGET, Raymond W, Able Seaman, D/JX 568119, MPK

TAYLOR, Frederick G, Able Seaman, D/JX 650778, killed

TAYLOR, John, Engine Room Artificer 4c, D/MX 75819, MPK

TERRY, Arthur F, Able Seaman, D/JX 650783, MPK

THOMAS, Ellis G, Able Seaman, D/JX 559050, MPK

THOMAS, Henry F, Engine Room Artificer 3c, D/MX 63479, MPK

THORNLEY, Edward, Stoker 1c, D/KX 602910, MPK

TIDBALL, Harold A, Able Seaman, D/JX 285129, MPK

TOMLINSON, Frank, Able Seaman, D/JX 650777, MPK

TURNER, George H, Able Seaman, RNVR, D/BD/X 1775, MPK

WALKER, Joseph E, Able Seaman, D/KX 651205, MPK

WALKER, Percy R H, Act/Lieutenant, MPK

WALLER, Harold, Electrical Mechanic 4c, D/MX 102266, MPK

WARRINER, Thomas L, Able Seaman, D/JX 101754, MPK

WAYE, Cecil A, Petty Officer Stoker, D/KX 79748, MPK

WEBB, Ronald H, Coder, D/JX 196306, MPK

WELLER, William F, Ty/Act/Lieutenant Commander, RNVR, MPK

WHITTY, John C, Able Seaman, D/JX 650732, MPK

WILKINSON, Arthur T H, Able Seaman, D/JX 555974, MPK

WILLIAMS, James H, Able Seaman, D/JX 285792, MPK

WILLIAMS, Thomas, Ty/Act/Leading Stoker, D/KX 95228, MPK

WILSHIRE, Harold F, Able Seaman, D/JX 650811, MPK

WILSON, Alexander G M, Ty/Surgeon Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK

WIMBLE, George D, Ty/Leading Stores Assistant, D/MX 63629, MPK

WINTER, Leslie, Act/Engine Room Artificer 4c, D/MX 103059, MPK

WORKER, John A M, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK

WRIGHT, Charles W, Stoker 1c, D/KX 601214, MPK

WRIGHT, Harry, Able Seaman, D/JX 679712, MPK


LST.80, mined off Ostend, ship loss

COLLINS, Gerald J, Shipwright 3c, D/MX 64134, MPK

DOWLING, Henry, Stoker 1c, D/KX 116274, MPK

SMYTH, Frederick A, Ty/Act/Lieutenant Commander, RNR, MPK

POUNDALL, Derek, Leading Motor Mechanic, C/MX 124687, MPK


ML.1336, drowning

LEATHLEY, Alan, Telegraphist, RNPS, LT/JX 549741, DOWS

WEBB, Maurice G, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 253526, DOWS


Sibigo, steamship, drowned from raft

MURRAY, Jack S, Able Seaman, F 2370 (RANR), MPK



THOMSON, Robert, Air Mechanic (E) 1c, FAA/FX 109760, DOWS



Wednesday, 21 March 1945


FAA, 880 Sqn, Merlin, air crash

COHEN, Isaac J, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed



STOKES, George F, Ty/Act/Petty Officer Stoker, C/KX 99345, DOWS


Hooghly (RIN)

BASANT, Lal, Able Seaman, 15627 (RIN), died


Nile, illness

DOORLY, John, Lieutenant, RNVR, died


Pembroke, illness

MERRIKIN, Leslie, Wireman, C/MX 647130, died



Thursday, 22 March 1945


Daffodil, ship loss

GILBERT, Albert, Ty/Act/Petty Officer Stoker, C/KX 105297, DOW


Dundonald II, illness

LAPSLEY, John, Telegraphist, P/JX 405018, died


Exeter, as POW

BALL, Richard G, Marine, PLY/X 3682, died

BIRD, James C, Able Seaman, D/JX 181975, died

CASTLE, Raymond D, Able Seaman, P/JX 236193, died

ROBERTS, Fred, Stoker 1c, D/KX 114267, died

RUSSELL, James F, Electrical Artificer 4c, D/MX 66241, died


FAA, 722 Sqn, Valluru, air crash

MYERSCOUGH, Jack S, Ty/Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


FAA, 1845 Sqn, Formidable, air crash

SHEPPARD, Robert R, Sub Lieutenant (A), RCNVR, MPK


Ferret, illness

COX, Elizabeth, WRNS, WA/WRNS 41059, died


Formidable, road accident

JAMES, Michael F, Lieutenant, RNVR DOI


Jan van Gelder

CAINS, Cyril G, Stoker 1c, P/JX 664540, killed


MTB.655, ship loss

ADAMS, Alfred C, Able Seaman, C/JX 373864, MPK

CLARKE, Joseph C, Able Seaman, P/JX 517806, MPK

CROWE, Robert, Able Seaman, C/JX 657410, MPK

IRELAND, Leslie, Able Seaman, P/JX 628372, MPK

KENNEDY, David, Ordinary Telegraphist, C/JX 618612, MPK

MURPHY, John T P, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK

NICOLL, Laurie S, Ty/Petty Officer, D/JX 134503, killed


Pembroke, illness

RUTTER, Joseph J J, Able Seaman, C/J 12830, died


President III

ROBINSON, Thomas E, Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 557484, DOWS


RM 28th Battalion, road accident

ODDY, Leslie R, Marine, PO/X 116372, died


RM 41 Commando, Dutch operations

CARTER, William, Marine, PLY/X 109971, killed

PARR, Albert J, Ty/Lieutenant, RM, DOW

PEARCE, Patrick K, Lance Corporal, RM, EX/3107, MPK

STALKER, Hugh H, Ty/Act/Sergeant, RM, PO/X 3238, killed

UTTON, Stanley, Marine, CH/X 106623, MPK


Vernon, illness

JONES, Wallace E, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, died



Friday, 23 March 1945


Encounter, as POW

GREGORY, Herbert F, Ty/Chief Petty Officer Stoker, C/K 64771, died


Exeter, as POW

CAMPBELL, Allan, Marine, PLY/X 100369, died

ROGERS, Joseph W, Marine, PLY/100028, died


Golden Hind, drowning

FLEMING, John J, Leading Airman, FAA/FX 86942, died


MTB.705, ship loss

CAMPBELL, John, Wireman, P/MX 126310, DOW

HALL, William, Able Seaman, C/JX 406482, MPK

ROOKE, Robert S, Able Seaman, P/JX 209868, MPK


President III, illness

BINSTAD, Charles P, Sergeant, RM, CH/23471, died


RM 46 Commando, German operations

CANTLAY, Stanley D, Ty/Act/Ty/Corporal, RM, CH/X 116216, killed

CLARK, William G, Ty/Act/Company Sergeant Major, RM, PO/X 100675, killed

COOK, William H, Ty/Corporal, RM, EX/1233, MPK

DUROSE, Sam, Marine, PO/X 114134, MPK

HILL, Ronald W P, Ty/Act/Corporal, RM, CH/X 114941, killed

NELSON, Alexander, Marine, PLY/X 102806, killed

RIDER, Leonard G, Marine, CH/X 107771, MPK

WEARING, David J, Ty/Lieutenant, RM, killed


Royal Henry, road accident

ATKINS, James G, Lance Corporal, RM, PLY/X 101755, DOWS


Unicorn, illness

SMITH, Alan S, Air Mechanic (L) 1c, FAA/FX 98537, died



Saturday, 24 March 1945


Cook III, rail accident

SIME, Bruce, Lieutenant (A), RNZNVR, killed


Encounter, as POW

SMITH, Stanley R, Stoker 2c, D/KX 112348, died


Exeter, as POW

THOMAS, David L, Supply Assistant, D/MX 81581, died


Godwit, road accident

MCCALLUM, George C, Air Mechanic 1c, FAA/FX 587943, died



STEWART, Gordon, Able Seaman, C/JX 547338, DOWS


RM 27th Battalion

HOWARD, George, Marine, CH/X 101036, killed


RM 41 Commando, Dutch operations

BELL, Derek K, Marine, PO/X 117392, killed

FINNEY, George E, Marine, PLY/X 102675, killed

JONES, John T, Marine, PLY/X 112140, DOWS


RM 45 Commando, German operations

COOK, Alfred C A, Marine, PO/X 111883, killed

MARSHALL, Thomas B, Marine, PLY/X 113359, DOWS

ORD, Bertram K, Marine, PO/X 120319, killed


Stadacona (RCN)

MOORE, Lloyd M, Leading Stoker, A/2241 (RCNR), died



Sunday, 25 March 1945


Clare, illness

LLOYD, Rowland, Petty Officer, D/SSX 13726, died



BLENKINSHIP, James, Able Seaman, D/JX 345158, DOWS


Exeter, as POW

PETERS, Frederick H, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 188518, died


Highflyer, illness

SEARLE, William G, Petty Officer Cook, D/MX 50611, died



MACKENZIE, Malcolm, Sick Berth Petty Officer, D/MX 68592, MPK


Malayan RNVR

HARUN, Bin T, Ordinary Seaman, SE/X 902 (Malayan RNVR), killed


ML.466, ship loss

BACHE, Frederick, Able Seaman, P/JX 385126, MPK

BONE, George, Ty/Act/Leading Seaman, C/SSX 31278, MPK

BOWDEN, Frederick G, Able Seaman, C/JX 260953, MPK

CLARK, Victor J, Ty/Act/Leading Stoker, D/KX 127152, MPK

COFFELL, Norman, Act/Able Seaman, C/JX 352904, MPK

GEE, Charles A S, Able Seaman, C/JX 378337, MPK

HENSTRIDGE, John W, Telegraphist, P/JX 523243, MPK

MANN, William S, Telegraphist, P/JX 357292, MPK

MARR, Walter, Stoker 1c, C/KX 141572, MPK

MASTERS, Victor J, Able Seaman, C/JX 319957, MPK

MCMILLAN, Alex, Petty Officer, P/SSX 23746, MPK

MCNEIL, William, Able Seaman, D/JX 427414, MPK

MEAD, William C, Able Seaman, D/JX 649340, MPK

REARDON, Herbert V, Able Seaman, D/JX 369390, MPK

REES, Ronald, Able Seaman, D/JX 390023, MPK

RHATIGAN, Thomas, Motor Mechanic, P/MX 634700, MPK

ROBINSON, Francis, Able Seaman, D/SSX 22722, MPK

SMITH, Charles MacL, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK (right, courtesy Peter Hart)

TAYLOR, Cyril A, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK

WESTLAND, Kenneth, Able Seaman, P/JX 187190, MPK


RM 46 Commando

DONALDSON, Charles H, Marine, CH/X 109019, DOWS


Victory, illness

RAYNER, John J, Able Seaman, P/JX 276437, died

WILSON, William E, Act/Stoker 1c, P/KX 526635, died

WOOLMAN, Wilfred, Headmaster Lieutenant, died



KEEN, Edward A, Stoker 1c, P/KX 115768, DOWS



Monday, 26 March 1945


5 Maritime Regt, RA

HUTSON, John, Gunner, RA, 1703363, MPK


6 Maritime Regt, RA

PERRYMAN, Douglas H, Lance Bombardier, RA, 1595316, MPK


Akbar (RIN)

SRIVASTAVA, K (initial only) S, Stores Assistant, 27811 (RIN), died


Braganza, illness

MILLS, Archibald L, Joiner 3c, D/MX 508572, died


Dragonfly, as POW

TIVEY, Joseph, Able Seaman, D/JX 161959, (ex-Prince of Wales), died


FAA, 821 Sqn, Puncher, air operations

CORNISH, George F, Lieutenant (A), MPK

SUMNER, Arthur G, Ty/Petty Officer Airman, FAA/FX 115100, MPK

TRACEY, Eric J, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


FAA, 854 Sqn, Illustrious, air operations

BROWN, John, Petty Officer Airman, FAA/SFX 1328, MPK

SLADE, William R, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK

TAYLOR, Hugh L, Lieutenant (A), MPK


FAA, 1836 Sqn, Victorious, air operations

TOMKINSON, Christopher C, Ty/Act/Lieutenant Commander (A), RNVR, MPK


Gombroon, illness

ARNOLD, Edwin D, Telegraphist, P/JX 360619, died


Lanka I

BROWNLIE, Brian P, Marine, CH/X 111472, MPK


Lizard, illness

MILLWARD, Norman F C, Stoker 1c, C/KX 147139, died


MTB.655, ship loss

SCOTT, Doyley W, Able Seaman, C/JX 365519, DOW


Newlands, steamship

WILDE, George, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), P/JX 339130, (President III, O/P), MPK


RM 41 Commando

DENNANT, William H, Marine, PLY/X 114068, killed


RM 45 Commando

MONEY, Douglas A W, Marine, PO/X 116678, DOWS


RM 48 Commando

FINDLAY, Martin, Marine, CH/X 106200, killed


RM Plymouth Division, illness

REYNOLDS, William G, Marine, PLY/X 102845, died


Sultan, as POW

THUNDER, Allan H, Leading Seaman, C/JX 137686, died



Tuesday, 27 March 1945


FAA, 723 Sqn, Golden Hind, air crash

PEMBERTON-BARTLETT, Christopher R, Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


FAA, 759 Sqn, Heron, air crash

EALES, William J, Act/Petty Officer Pilot, FAA/FX 669238, killed


FAA, 854 Sqn, Illustrious, air operations

FIRTH, Percy H, Ty/Petty Officer Airman, FAA/FX 100702, MPK

SQUIRES, Francis W, Ty/Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


FAA, 894 Sqn, Indefatigable, air crash

COOPER, Anthony G, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK

YARDE, Samuel C, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


FAA, 1834 Sqn, Victorious, air operations

SPRECKLEY, Peter C J, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


Hochelaga (RCN)

CROCKETT, John L, Leading Seaman, V/1319 (RCNVR), died



IBRAHIM, Bin H, Telegraphist, MN 965 (Malay Section), MPK



RUTTY, Donald W, Air Mechanic (E) 1c, FAA/FX 109553, MPK


RM 40 Commando, Italian operations

CRADDOCK, William H C, Ty/Act/Corporal, RM, PLY/X 108062, killed

FINCH, Ernest E, Ty/Act/Sergeant, RM, PLY/X 106278, killed


RN (Malay Section)

UMAR, Bin A, Telegraphist, MN 961 (Malay Section), died



BUTTON, Reginald H, Air Mechanic (O) 2c, FAA/FX 680309, killed


Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Atlantic flight

BRABNER, Rupert A, Commander (A), RNVR, MPK



Wednesday, 28 March 1945


Claverhouse, illness

JAGGAR, Philip H, Stoker 2c, RNPS, LT/KX 738127, died


Elfin, illness

COLLINS, Harold F, Able Seaman, P/SSX 36283, died


Encounter, as POW

ARBUCKLE, Robert, Petty Officer, C/JX 129223, died


Exeter, as POW

MORRIS, John H, Ty/Act/Leading Telegraphist, D/JX 141331, died


FAA, 815 Sqn, Landrail, air crash

DAULTREY, Leslie J, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK

MCGREGOR, Peter G, Ty/Act/Petty Officer Airman, FAA/FX 113108, MPK

WAKE, Vivian H, Ty/Lieutenant (A), SANF, MPK



TWEDDLE, Thomas W, Able Seaman, C/JX 533300, DOWS


Integrity, illness

ROWNTREE, John R, Able Seaman, RTP R/123913, died


Malayan RNVR, as POW

ALIAS, Bin H, Ordinary Seaman, SE/X 838 (Malayan RNVR), died


President, road accident

ROSEVERE, William H, Engineer Lieutenant Commander, died


RM 46 Commando

LIVSEY, Kenneth, Marine, PO/X 113477, killed


St George, illness

BROWN, John M, Boy 1c, C/JX 712385, died


Victory, illness

BARTHOLOMEW, Edward G, Act/Able Seaman, P/JX 523952, died


Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service

BRITTON, Dorothy F, WRNS, W/3106 (WRCNS), died



Thursday, 29 March 1945


Empire Arquebus

GOWLAND, Robert W, Able Seaman, C/JX 657117, DOWS


Exeter, as POW

CONWELL, Cornelius, Able Seaman, D/SSX 17323, died

SCRIPPS, Terence A, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 166590, died


FAA, 761 Sqn, Dipper, air crash

TOM, Henry C, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR DOI


FAA, 783 Sqn, Condor, air crash

BEGLEY, Robert O, Ty/Act/Petty Officer Airman, FAA/X 114962, killed

WINDREW, Leonard S J, Ty/Chief Petty Officer Pilot, FAA/FX 80772, killed



FORSTER, Joseph H, Able Seaman, C/JX 408108, killed


Saint John (RCN)

LIABO, Halvor V, Chief Engine Room Artificer, A/2604 (RCNR), MPK


Teme (RCN), torpedoed

BOLIN, Gordon W, Able Seaman, V/36102 (RCNVR), MPK

GRAHAM, Earl W, Able Seaman, V/31122 (RCNVR), killed

HACKETT, Thomas J, Able Seaman, V/35785 (RCNVR), killed

ROWE, Robert E, Able Seaman, V/50606 (RCNVR), MPK



Friday, 30 March 1945


Begum, accident

RYAN, Patrick P, Cleaner, NAP R/214590, died


Dalhousie (RIN)

ALMEIDA, B (initial only), Steward, 75677 (RIN), died


High Tide, ship loss

ARTINGSTOLL, John, Leading Stoker, D/KX 608598, MPK

BURLEY, Harold J, Able Seaman, 21346 (civilian), MPK

FELTHAM, Frederick Francis, 1st Engineer, (civilian), MPK

FOTHERINGHAM, James, Act/Able Seaman, C/JX 534466, MPK

GIBBS, Howell D, Leading Cook, RNPS, LT/MX 87435, MPK

HARRIS, Arthur C, Civilian Master Mariner, S 21339, MPK

MARSH, Ward E, Civilian Engineer, S/21334, MPK

MORLEY, Leslie V, Civilian Merchant Navy, S 21343, MPK

ROWLEY, David, Mate, PZ 630 (Merchant Navy), MPK

TAYLOR, Thomas J, Cook, TA/03725 (Merchant Navy), MPK

WIGINTON, William B, Able Seaman, AGP 31 - 3 (Merchant Navy), MPK

WIGINTON, William L, Fireman, S 1347 (Merchant Navy), MPK

WILKINSON, Fred, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 540366, MPK


Jim, steamship

LLOYD, Ieuan M T, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 267490, (President III, O/P), MPK



POLLARD, Derek A, Ty/Act/Sergeant, RM, PLY/X 108725, MPK


Perth (RAN), as POW

MCCONNELL, Richard N, Petty Officer, 16393 (RAN), died


RM 28th Battalion

WHATLEY, Dennis, Marine, PLY/X 113375, killed


RM Detachment 385 (Lanka)

STEELE, James F, Ty/Captain, RM, MPK

WALKER, Norman, Ty/Corporal, RM, PO/X 112120, MPK


RM Plymouth Division, Burma operations

ECCLESTON, George S, Marine, PLY/X 113233, MPK


Sarawak, drowning

CRIMES, Samuel G, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK

DAVEY, Arthur N, Telegraphist, C/JX 405712, MPK

RAVEN, Tom H, Lieutenant, RANVR, MPK

RELF, Lyn E F, Signalman, C/JX 360101, MPK

WHITE, John A, Telegraphist, C/JX 428380, MPK



BAINBRIDGE, Cyril, Leading Stoker, P/K 46359, illness, died



Saturday, 31 March 1945



EASTMOND, William J F, Petty Officer Stoker, C/KX 86603, illness, died



SHENTON, John, Electrical Sub Lieutenant, road accident, died


Exeter, POW's

HANNAFORD, Frederick J, Chief Petty Officer Stoker, D/K 63027, died

PARKINSON, Maurice, Able Seaman, D/JX 238231, died


FAA, 849 Sqn, Victorious, air operations

HEWKIN, Norman, Ty/Leading Airman, FAA/FX 87191, MPK

LEGGE, Arthur R, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK

SHEARD, Reginald C, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


FAA, 1839 Sqn, Indomitable

HABERFIELD, John K T, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNZNVR, POW, killed


President III

DUNN, Alfred E, Sergeant, RM, PLY/X 13938, illness, died


Reina Del Pacifico, steamship

ANDREWS, John J, Petty Officer Telegraphist, P/J 107123, illness, DOWS


Scotian (RCN)

HOUGESTOL, John M, Chief Motor Mechanic 3c, V/30656 (RCNVR), died


South African Naval Force

HORNE, P (initial only) D, Chief Petty Officer, 66661 V (SANF), died

POVEY, Leonard, Able Seaman, 71182 V (SANF), died



HORNBY, Edward, Ty/Sergeant, RM, PLY/X 1301, (ex-Repulse), POW, DOWS


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