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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 - 30th APRIL 1945 -  in date, ship/unit & name order


Edited by Gordon Smith, Naval-History.Net

HMS Vengeance, light fleet aircraft carrier

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on to May 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



Sunday, 1 April 1945



CHIVERS, Albert E, Leading Seaman, RNVR, C/LD/X 4148, illness, died



CAMPBELL, Arthur G, Able Seaman, D/JX 321014, MPK


Burma RNVR

THEIN, Mg R S, Petty Officer, 199 (Burma RNVR), died



KELLY, Robert S, Act/Able Seaman, D/JX 699472, MPK


FAA, 1834 Sqn, Victorious, air operations

ROBERTS, Harold J H, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK


FAA, 894 Sqn, Indefatigable, bombing

GIBSON, William G, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed

QUIGLEY, Norman T, Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, DOW


Indefatigable, bombing

ALLEN, William J, Able Seaman, P/JX 165138, killed

ASKEW, Albert E, Steward, P/LX 618933, killed

BUCKINGHAM, Alfred C, Able Seaman, P/JX 629132, killed

MUNRO, Alexander J W, Steward, P/LX 578069, DOW

ONION, Kenneth, Able Seaman, P/JX 380218, DOW

PEPPER, Arthur C, Act/Photographer (A), FAA/JX 533563, killed

TEEVAN, Harry, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 371594, killed

TEFF, Leonard A, Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed

THOMAS, Wallace G, Steward, P/LX 57597, killed

VAUGHAN, Alan McC, Ty/Surgeon Lieutenant, RCNVR, killed

WHITE, Peter J, Act/Able Seaman, P/JX 389851, killed

WILLIAM, Gordon H, Act/Able Seaman (Radar), P/JX 641562, DOW

WILLIAMS, Gordon H, Able Seaman, P/JX 641562, MPK


Indomitable, aerial strafing

LYNCH, Walter J, Leading Seaman (Radar), P/JX 198501, killed



KIRKPATRICK-CROCKETT, Ernest, Lieutenant Commander, illness, died



MCAFEE, Robert, Leading Stoker, V/32579 (RCNVR), died


Ulster, bombing

LYNCH, Robert F, Stoker 1c, C/KX 143622, killed

MASON, Douglas H, Able Seaman, C/JX 300367, killed

WELLS, Harold, Act/Stoker 1c, C/KX 699353, killed



BOYLE, John G, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 537884, MPK



Monday, 2 April 1945



PAGE, Alexander J, Act/Petty Officer Radio Mechanic, P/MX 635012, DOWS


FAA, 800 Sqn, Bherunda, air crash

MITCHELL, Anthony L, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed



TAYLOR, William S, Ty/Leading Air Fitter (A), FAA/FX 93106, MPK



ORMSTON, John E G, Engineman, RNPS, LT/KX 128930, illness, died



MORGAN, Frederick S, Engine Room Artificer 1c, C/M 36167, DOWS



KEMP, Rowland, Stoker 1c, R/KX 163873, DOWS


President III

ANDREWS, Thomas W, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), P/JX 678302, illness, DOWS


RM 40 Commando, Italian operations

COOMBES, Peter L, Marine, CH/X 110269, killed

GORRIE, William Y, Marine, CH/X 105950, killed

GRIFFIN, Patrick, Marine, CH/X 112120, killed

CAMPBELL, John, Marine, CH/X 109403, killed

KEANE, Leonard H H, Marine, CH/X 111754, killed

MACLEAN, Alexander, Marine, PO/X 116565, killed

OLIPHANT, Arthur M, Marine, PLY/X 105615, killed

POLLARD, William G, Marine, PO/X 115039, killed

RAVEN, Henry H, Marine, PLY/X 107493, killed


RN (Malay Section)

ISMAIL, Bin H, Ordinary Seaman, MN 1282 (Malay Section), MPK


Royal Canadian Naval Reserve

CAMPBELL, John R, Leading Seaman, A/7986 (RCNR), died


Uganda (RCN)

PHILLIPS, Caswell I, Leading Stoker, V/51352 (RCNVR), MPK


Ulster, bombing

 GILBERT, Sidney G, Ty/Act/Leading Stoker, C/KX 97106, DOW



COYNE, Thomas I, Shipwright 1c, P/M 4325, illness, died



Tuesday, 3 April 1945


Avalon (RCN)

ELVISH, James, Petty Officer, V/16443 (RCNVR), died



ABERNETHY, George Y, Skipper Lieutenant, RNR, illness, died



HOLMES, Percy C, Marine, CH/X 109258, illness, died


Queen Emma

BOURNE, Ernest J, Assistant Steward, NAP R 52537, illness, died


RM 43 Commando, Italian operations

CLINTON, Reginald A, Ty/Sergeant, RM, EX/4443, killed

HUNTER, Thomas P, Ty/Corporal, RM, CH/X 110296, killed, awarded posthumous Victoria Cross

INGRAM, Richard G, Marine, PLY/X 107498, MPK


St George

BERESFORD, Frank, Boy 1c, D/JX 581912, road accident, killed



CORNER, Robert, Ty/Leading Air Fitter (E), FAA/FX 104393, DOWS



Wednesday, 4 April 1945


Exeter, POW's

BOOTE, Harold, Marine, PLY/X 100930, died

REYNOLDS, Leonard J, Sergeant, RM, PLY/X 874, (ex-Prince of Wales), died



GIBSON, Gordon W, Seaman, RNR (PS), LT/X 19340 A, accident, killed



ALEXANDER, Edgar R, Electrical Mechanic 4c, C/MX 95153, DOWS



LOVEBAND, Rochfort Y, Commander, illness, died


RM 45 Commando, German operations

CLARKE, Reginald J, Marine, CH/X 114216, killed

WRIGHT, Trevor D, Ty/Lieutenant, South African Tank Corps, killed

KEOUGH, Richard J, Marine, PLY/X 112641, killed


RN (Malay Section)

MUHAMMAD, Yusuf B A, Ordinary Seaman, MN 1288 (Malay Section), MPK


Women's Royal Naval Service

PERKINS, Peggy I, Leading WRNS, 60387, DOWS



Thursday, 5 April 1945



STONE, Dorothy J, WRNS, N/WRNS 89729, illness, died



CROUCH, Frederick J, Ordinary Seaman, CSP R 318886, accident, killed



SHAW, Herbert, Act/Leading Seaman, D/JX 148031, POW, died



TAYLOR, Tom, Air Mechanic (L) 2c, FAA/FX 683688, DOWS



BROWN, Edward G, Able Seaman, C/JX 279609, DOWS



MEDLAND, Edward J, Leading Writer, P/MX 671653, illness, died


LCS(M), 902nd Flotilla

NICHOLLS, George H, Act/Shipwright 4c, D/MX 509732, DOWS


Niobe (RCN)

DOVE, George W, Stoker 1c, V/48174 (RCNVR), died in Belgium


Royal Indian Navy

OSBORNE-SMITH, George M, Commander, RIN, MPK



Friday, 6 April 1945


Dartmouth, illness

WEARNE, William T, Stoker 1c, D/K 20911, died


Exeter, as POW

CARR, Charles D, Able Seaman, D/SSX 24465, died


FAA, 812 Sqn, St Angelo, air operations

BIRCH, John S, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK

ROBINS, David A, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


FAA, 812 Sqn, Vengeance, air crash

HAMILL, Victor A, Ty/Act/Petty Officer Airman, FAA/FX 112752, MPK


FAA, 894 Sqn, Indefatigable, air operations

HEPPENSTALL, Norris V, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


FAA, 1850 Sqn, Vengeance, air crash

BARDNER, Edward E, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK



MITCHELL, George H, Petty Officer (Radar), P/JX 259002, DOW



MCDIARMID, Eric A, Stoker 1c, D/KX 164350, DOWS



DWYER, Sidney E, Act/Able Seaman, P/JX 631563, MPK


RM 28th Battalion, Dutch operations

ATCHISON, Stanley, Marine, PO/X 122833, MPK

BLANE, William F, Marine, CH/X 111997, MPK

CLARKE, John P, Marine, PO/X 114944, MPK

COOK, Dennis J, Marine, PO/X 114945, MPK

HERRON, Samuel, Marine, PLY/X 113927, killed

LUCAS, Arthur C, Marine, PO/X 100788, MPK

WHITTLE, Joseph, Marine, PLY/X 109843, DOWS


RM 45 Commando, German operations

BAKER, Dennis A A, Marine, PO/X 121504, killed

CASPER, Peter, Ty/Lieutenant, RM, killed

PEARCE, William H, Marine, PLY/X 112318, killed

THOMAS, Kenneth E, Marine, PLY/X 111986, killed



LIAS, David J, Able Seaman, D/JX 649021, MPK


Vernon, illness

SNARR, Wilfred, Stoker 1c, P/K 21215, died



Saturday, 7 April 1945


412th Landing Craft Flotilla

BROWN, James, Marine, CH/X 113689, DOWS



RAE, John B, Able Seaman, P/JX 514032, DOWS


Exeter, as POW

MCSHANE, Francis B, Able Seaman, D/JX 184678, died


FAA, 1830 Sqn, Illustrious, air operations

MARRITT, Horace, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK

CHURCHILL, Adrian H, Lieutenant (A), RNZNVR, killed


Fox, executed as POW

MAYOR, Keith, Able Seaman, D/JX 363471, died


Givenchy (RCN)

SWETNAM, Percy, Chief Petty Officer, 2081 (RCN), died



VOOGHT, George W D, Coder, P/JX 356569, DOWS


Jupiter, as POW

WILLIAMS, Ronald, Ordinary Telegraphist, D/JX 170990, died


MTB.494, rammed by German S.176 near Smith's Knoll, off Norfolk coast, lost (Links - In Memory of Charles Augustus Holland)

 CHUDLEY, Douglas C, Ordinary Signalman, P/JX 700850, killed

CROWDER, Fank, Able Seaman, C/JX 354779, killed

DANDIE, Anthony W, Able Seaman, C/JX 378644, killed

 HOLLAND, Charles A, Able Seaman, P/JX 262015, killed

 JONES, Ralph E, Act/Leading Seaman, D/JX 349131, MPK

 MACFARLANE, Ian T, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK

 MAY, Jack, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, killed  

 NAYLOR, Ian R, Ty/Midshipman, RNVR, MPK

 SHOOSMITH, George R, Able Seaman, C/JX 559374, MPK

SIMMONS, Charles, Stoker 1c, P/KX 153796, MPK

 SLATER, Jeffrey, Ty/Act/Leading Stoker, D/KX 139149, MPK

 TREECE, Arthur, Telegraphist, P/JX 402999, MPK

 VINE, Leslie F, Able Seaman, P/SSX 35669, killed

 WHEELER, Victor M, Petty Officer Motor Mechanic, P/MX 543586, MPK



MTB.5001, ship loss

GOUGH, Albert W, Able Seaman, D/JX 306983, DOW

HOOKER, Robert W, Able Seaman, P/JX 327207, DOW

JOHNSON, George F, Petty Officer Motor Mechanic, P/MX 124965, MPK


RM 27th Battalion

EAMES, Alan, Marine, EX/2722, killed


RM 45 Commando, German operations

CANN, Bernard L, Marine, PLY/X 108734, DOWS

KNOTT, John T, Ty/Act/Ty/Corporal, RM, PLY/X 2791, DOWS

WHARTON, James D, Ty/Colour Sergeant, RM, EX/4271, killed


Seaborn, illness

FINBOW, Leonard J R, Canteen Assistant, C/NX 703385, died



PERRY, Arthur J, Act/Leading Signalman, P/JX 322741, DOWS


Vasna, illness

WAY, Nancy W E, Nursing Sister, died



Sunday, 8 April 1945


Dunver, steamship

COLE, Cyril E, Able Seaman, V/72749 (RCNVR), MPK


Encounter, as POW

COLE, Ernest G, Able Seaman, C/SSX 32571, died


Exeter, as POW

DRISCOLL, John F, Writer, D/MX 67653, died


FAA, 808 Sqn, Khedive, air crash

GREGORY, Charles E, Ty/Chief Petty Officer Pilot, FAA/FX 91771, MPK


Pembroke III

KING, Barbara, 3rd Officer, WRNS, died


RM 3rd Heavy AA Regt, illness

LEADBEATER, Fred, Marine, PO/X 104750, died


Victory, illness

FENNER, Cecil R, Able Seaman, P/J 45204, died



Monday, 9 April 1945


Adyar (RIN)

MAQBUL, Ahmad, Motor Engineer 1c, 78534 (RIN), died


Copinsay, illness

HODSON, William A, Skipper Lieutenant, RNR, died


Coulbeg, steamship

TAYLOR, Arthur S, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), P/JX 444809, (President III, O/P), killed


Daedalus, illness

HIBBITT, Stanley B, Air Mechanic (L) 1c, FAA/FX 86395, died


Encounter, as POW

GOSSET, Ronald L, Able Seaman, C/SSX 31237, died


Fabius, explosion at Bari, Italy, US Liberty ship Charles Henderson, loaded with bombs and ammunition blew up

DICKINSON, William S, Stores Assistant, D/MX 121854, killed

ROGERS, Horace, Able Seaman, D/SSX 25719, killed

ROGERS, James E, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 642299, killed

STEADMAN, George, Act/Petty Officer Telegraphist, P/JX 341483, killed

YATES, Leonard E J, Writer, C/MX 698224, killed


Fox, executed as POW

ROE, Alfred J, Petty Officer Motor Mechanic, P/MX 98752, died


Glenearn, in the Pacific, petrol fumes caused explosion, others DOW

JACKSON, Lawrence M, Able Seaman, D/JX 554628, killed

PEARSON, Dunstan A, Able Seaman, D/JX 418600, killed


Helicon, illness

STOCKEN, Margery A, WRNS, WA/WRNS 94049, died


Khedive, illness

DYER, James A C, Leading Air Mechanic (E), FAA/FX 94816, DOWS


LCT (number not known), at Bari

ANSCOMB, Harold P, Able Seaman, P/SSX 17607, killed


Odyssey, in UK

REID, William H N, Act/Stoker 1c, C/KX 663064, DOWS


Quebec, at Bari

BOYCE, William T, Petty Officer Wireman, D/MX 72109, killed


St Amstell, steamship, at Bari

CLOSE, William H, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), C/JX 312292, (President III, O/P), killed


St Angelo, at Bari

DUDSON, David, Act/Able Seaman, D/JX 552119, killed


Wedgeport, road accident

WILLIAMS, Robert G, Able Seaman, D/JX 417782, DOWS



Tuesday, 10 April 1945


Ben Tarbert, illness

SHEPHERD, William R, Engineman, RNPS, LT/KX 131642, died


Daedalus, illness

RUSSELL, Samuel G, Chief Petty Officer (Photographer) (A), FAA/M 40150, died


Encounter, as POW

USBORNE, Frank E, Ordnance Artificer 1c, C/MX 45570, died


FAA, 808 Sqn, Khedive, air crash

SHERRY, Peter A, Ty/Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


FAA, 892 Sqn, Gannet, air crash

HOY, Edmund J, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), SANF (V), killed


Glenearn, explosion

AITKEN, Alexander C L, Ty/Lieutenant Commander (E), RNR, DOW

HEYWOOD, Frederick, Leading Seaman, D/J 115424, DOW

ROY, Thomas M, Ty/Act/Petty Officer Stoker, D/KX 92531, DOW



CATHERALL, Alan, Leading Radio Mechanic (AW), FAA/FX 580487, MPK

JOHNSON, Joseph, Leading Seaman, RNR, D/X 9533 B, killed

MCCLORY, William B, Air Mechanic (E) 1c, FAA/FX 101836, MPK


MTB.170, ship loss

CASSELLS, Francis, Able Seaman, D/JX 420407, MPK


MTB.633, surface action

PROCTOR, Harry G, Petty Officer, D/JX 145712, killed


MTB.662, surface action

BEADLE, William F, Able Seaman, P/JX 429137, killed

MERRILL, John E, Able Seaman, P/JX 371153, killed

STONE, Arthur, Able Seaman, P/JX 396023, killed


MTB.710, ship loss

ADAMS, William, Able Seaman, P/JX 417544, MPK

BARLEY, Ronald A, Act/Chief Motor Mechanic, P/MX 117033, MPK

BENNETT, Harold E, Act/Able Seaman, P/JX 420198, killed

BENT, Arnold, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 409938, MPK

BONE, Anthony W, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK

BROWN, Charles H, Signalman, C/JX 214578, MPK

CASEY, Dennis E, Telegraphist, P/JX 578986, MPK

DAVIES, Frank, Ty/Act/Leading Seaman, D/JX 363246, MPK

HENAGHAN, John, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 659329, MPK

JACQUES, James E, Able Seaman, P/JX 578919, MPK

JEAVONS, Cyril J, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 612466, MPK

LITTLE, Thomas E, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK

LUSH, Ronald B, Able Seaman, P/JX 425796, MPK

ORR, George E, Telegraphist, D/JX 217153, MPK

PALMER, William, Act/Stoker 1c, P/KX 163086, MPK


Penguin (RAN), illness

BALDWIN, Cecil C, Act/Captain, RAN, died


President, as POW

CUMBERLEDGE, Claude M B, Lieutenant Commander, RNR, killed


President III, at Bari

EYRES, Ernest H, Act/Able Seaman, D/JX 267000, DOWS



Wednesday, 11 April 1945


4 Maritime Regt, RA

HAMMOND, Thomas, Gunner, RA, 893472, MPK


6 Maritime Regt, RA

SOMERVILLE, Neil, Gunner, RA, 1551915, MPK



WALLACE, John K A, Act/Rigger's Mate, R/JX 304042, DOWS


Bedouin, as POW

strafing by British aircraft, SCURFIELD, Bryan B, Commander, DOW


Bherunda, train accident

SILVA, Seerakkodi P, Assistant Steward, G/LCX 3618, killed


Exeter , as POW

COWELL, Stanley P, Telegraphist, D/SSX 31346, died

DEERE, Denis P, Able Seaman, D/JX 142301, died


Fabius, at Bari

FARMER, Andrew M, Ty/Act/Leading Signalman, D/JX 162418, DOWS


Glenearn, explosion

BARNARD, Albert W, Able Seaman, D/JX 567353, DOW

JONES, Henry E, Petty Officer (RNR), D/X 7897 C, DOW

ROWE, Leslie, Able Seaman, D/JX 309728, DOW

SCHORFIELD, Donald F, Able Seaman, D/JX 648720, DOW

TRICKETT, Norman L, Ty/Lieutenant, RM, DOW



PARSONS, Jack R, Leading Seaman, RNR, C/7110 C, MPK


Lorraine, drowning

REID, Peter C, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 192204, DOWS


Malayan RNVR, as POW

ABU, Qasim B U, Ordinary Seaman, (Malayan RNVR), died


MTB.710, ship loss

WILLIAMS, Sidney J, Stoker 1c, C/KX 595816, DOW


Panama, steamship

BOSCOE, Thomas, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 191757, (President III, O/P), MPK

EATON, Robert, Convoy Signalman, C/JX 558927, (President III, O/P), MPK

JONES, Herbert P, Convoy Ordinary Signalman, C/JX 528196, (President III, O/P), MPK

MCNALLY, Hugh, Ty/Act/Petty Officer (DEMS), D/JX 191475, (President III, O/P), MPK



CAMERON, David C, Air Mechanic (A) 2c, FAA/FX 561989, DOWS


RM 40 Commando, Italian operations

BREMNER, Alexander, Marine, CH/X 104278, killed

BUSTARD, Leslie M, Marine, PO/X 113418, killed

COLBY, Gordon D, Lance Corporal, RM, CH/X 112755, DOWS

COOMBER, Arthur W G, Marine, CH/X 113203, killed

CORCORAN, James E B, Ty/Corporal, RM, CH/X 1679, killed

DI MARCO, Paul, Ty/Act/Colour Sergeant, RM, PO/X 107388, killed

FOSTER, Ronald T, Marine, CH/X 2825, killed

HAMSTEAD, Edward O, Marine, CH/X 104537, killed

HARVEY, William J A, Ty/Act/Colour Sergeant, RM, PLY/X 2905, killed

HAYS, Robert, Marine, PO/X 113795, killed

HILL, Henry W, Ty/Sergeant, RM, EX/5515, DOWS

HOBBS, Victor F, Marine, CH/X 112644, killed

LITTLE, William A, Marine, CH/X 113276, killed

MCGLASHON, Dennis P, Marine, CH/X 111797, killed

MOODY, Edwin J, Marine, CH/X 112355, killed

NASH, Alec, Marine, PLY/X 109509, killed

PAIN, Leonard J, Marine, CH/X 110763, killed

PEGRUM, John D G, Ty/Lieutenant, RM, killed

PORTER, Norman M, Ty/Act/Major, RM, killed

SCOTT, William J, Sergeant, RM, CH/X 1327, killed

SIMPSON, Samuel, Marine, PO/X 3619, killed

SUTCLIFFE, Kenneth G, Lance Corporal, RM, CH/X 111640, killed

SWIFT, Harold, Marine, PLY/X 112407, killed

WEDGWOOD, Paul N, Ty/Lieutenant, RM, killed

WOODALL, John W, Ty/Corporal, RM, CH/X 2684, killed


RM 46 Commando, German operations

KIDWELL, William T, Marine, CH/X 105325, killed

VARDY, Thomas, Marine, PLY/X 103900, killed


RM 48 Commando, German operations

ALTRINGHAM, Ronald L, Marine, CH/X 112202, killed


RM HQ 4th Commando Brigade, German operations

SUMMERHAYES, Arthur J, Ty/Sergeant, RM, EX/2524, DOWS



PURSEY, Ronald B, Able Seaman, P/JX 261704, DOWS


Strathadam (RCN), explosion

COMISH, John C G, Telegraphist, V/56416 (RCNVR), killed

FRIEND, James T, Telegraphist, V/52131 (RCNVR), killed

JONES, Harold B, Able Seaman, V/16924 (RCNVR), killed

MCEWEN, Dennis W A, Leading Telegraphist, V/36117 (RCNVR), killed

SHIMMIN, Alfred G, Leading Stores Assistant, V/45064 (RCNVR), killed


Van Dyck, as POW

BOGIE, John S, Chief Storekeeper, T.124, died


Victory IV, as POW

KING, Ernest, Sick Berth Attendant, P/MX 83081, died



Thursday, 12 April 1945


Encounter, as POW

MCPEAK, Gordon, Able Seaman, C/SSX 30721, died


Excellent, illness

HONEYCOMBE, William S McA, Chief Petty Officer, P/J 21042, died


Exeter, as POW

TRAHAIR, Thomas, Stoker 1c, D/KX 90586, died


FAA, 849 Sqn, Victorious, air operations

CLAUGHAN, Geoffrey P, Ty/Leading Airman, FAA/FX 114037, MPK

MCLACHLAN, Douglas, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


FAA, 1830 Sqn, Illustrious, air crash

MILLARD, Arthur T, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


FAA, 1836 Sqn, Victorious, as POW

MARRIS, Frederick A, Ty/Lieutenant (A), RNVR, died


FAA, 1844 Sqn, Indomitable, air operations, friendly fire

SMITHWICK, John D S, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


Monck, illness

DAVEY, William E, Stoker 1c, D/K 55432, died



HAJI, Taha B M'A, Able Seaman, MN 1249 (Malay Section), killed


RM 40 Commando, Italian operations

DAY, Reginald, Marine, PO/X 106905, DOWS

JAMES, George H, Lance Corporal, RM, CH/X 110924, DOWS

PITT, Edward A, Ty/Corporal, RM, CH/X 1257, DOWS

RUTTER, Robert, Marine, PLY/X 111427, DOWS


RM 41 Commando, Dutch operations

POPE, William, Marine, CH/X 107152, killed


RM 45 Commando, German operations

BENSON, John, Marine, CH/X 110708, killed

BONIFACE, William G, Lance Corporal, RM, PO/X 3924, killed

BROCKBANK, Maurice C, Ty/Act/Captain, RM, killed

CROMPTON, William, Marine, PO/X 114336, DOWS

CROUCH, Walter, Marine, CH/X 100462, killed

LAY, Gordon, Marine, CH/X 115330, DOWS

MCPAKE, Charles, Marine, PO/X 109131, killed

UNTHANK, Thomas G, Marine, EX/3424, killed


RM 46 Commando, German operations

CUNDALL, Arthur, Marine, PO/X 116105, killed


RN (Malay Section)

MUHAMMAD, Deli B H JA'A, Able Seaman, MN 1255 (Malay Section), MPK


Silver Star Park, steamship

ROGOZENSKI, Albert, Able Seaman, V/69382 (RCNVR), MPK


Sparrowhawk, illness

BRYDON, Jack C, Air Mechanic (A) 2c, FAA/FX 685211, died


Wildfire III

SMITH, Edward, Able Seaman, C/JX 176875, DOWS



Friday, 13 April 1945


Exeter, as POW

MAUNDER, Leslie P, Able Seaman, D/JX 164033, died

MCDONALD, Ernest A, Able Seaman, D/JX 184684, died

NICHOLLS, Frank O, Able Seaman, D/JX 226063, died


FAA, 849 Sqn, Golden Hind, air crash

BARNARD, Eric T, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


FAA, 849 Sqn, Victorious, air crash

MCALEESE, Daniel, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNZNVR, DOW afterwards as POW

SELWOOD, Peter, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


FAA, 1840 Sqn, Indomitable, air operations

THURSTON, Charles R, Ty/Act/Lieutenant, RCNVR, MPK


Raven, air accident

SOUGHTON, Edward C, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, killed


RM 28th Battalion

HAGUE, Francis J, Marine, PLY/X 111104, DOWS

WALL, John, Marine, PLY/X 105968, DOWS


RM 46 Commando, German operations

BURROWS, Derrick T, Ty/Lieutenant, RM, killed

DAVIES, John C, Ty/Act/Company Sergeant Major, RM, EX/1129, killed

DONNELLY, Peter, Marine, PO/X 121745, killed

PARKER, John, Marine, PLY/X 104531, killed


RM Engineers

EVANS, Vernon, Marine, RME 14036, DOWS


St Angelo, road

APPLEBY, Edwin C, Joiner 3c, C/MX 507034, (ex-Euryalus), DOWS


Stalker, accident

DEVLIN, Desmond J D, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, DOW


Strathadam (RCN), explosion

PURDY, Clifford, Coder, V/57602 (RCNVR), DOW


White Bear

ADKINSON, Harry, Able Seaman, D/JX 285982, DOWS

BATCH, Henry E, Ty/Act/Leading Seaman, D/JX 169118, DOWS



Saturday, 14 April 1945


Exeter, as POW

CRAVEN, Cyril H, Able Seaman, D/SSX 31768, died


Glendower, illness

JELLY, Ronald, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 721839, died


President, illness

SLESSOR, William R, Commander, RNVR, died


Shropshire (RAN), accident

HILL, James, Able Seaman, S 9034 (RANR), killed


Star (RCN)

PARKER, Kenneth L, Leading Stoker, V/32001 (RCNVR), died



GATESMAN, Frederick W, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 731644, DOWS



PERRY, Philip J N, Able Seaman, D/JX 707486, DOWS



Sunday, 15 April 1945


Exeter, as POW

JEFFERY, Frederick A, Petty Officer, RNR, D/X 7929 C, died


Glenearn, explosion

HARDMAN-JONES, Richard E, Act/Commander, DOW

PHILLIPS, Austin, Ty/Act/Leading Stoker, D/KX 91896, DOW


Goldcrest, illness

MCPHERSON, Ewen, Marine, PO/X 105645, died


Lanka, illness

HILL, Ernest, Boom Engineer, RNR, died



KEMP, Stanley, Stoker 1c, C/KX 158931, DOWS


RN Naval Party 1503

STEVENSON, John, Signalman, C/JX 357348 (Odyssey), DOWS


St Angelo

SPITERI, Emmanuele, Petty Officer Cook (O), E/LX 20334, MPK



Monday, 16 April 1945


6 Maritime Regt, RA

OGDEN, Harry, Gunner, RA, 11263118, MPK


Encounter, as POW

HARDING, Sidney G, Able Seaman, C/JX 173891, died


Esquimalt (RCN), ship loss

BELLAZZI, Joseph O F, Skipper, RCNR, MPK

BERGE, Olaf E, Stoker, V/73882 (RCNVR), killed

BLAND, John B, Stoker, V/58685 (RCNVR), MPK

CARLSEN, Harvey M, Stoker, V/75523 (RCNVR), killed

CLANCY, Gregory J, Telegraphist, V/74066 (RCNVR), MPK

CONN, James R, Leading Steward, V/67835 (RCNVR), MPK

DEVINS, James E, Stoker, A/5544 (RCNR), MPK

DOWNIE, Bryan R, Leading Telegraphist, V/14857 (RCNVR), killed

DUCHARME, Joseph R D, Able Seaman, V/59462 (RCNVR0, killed

DUNLOP, Ronald E, Motor Mechanic, V/57236 (RCNVR), killed

EADIE, Clifford J, Able Seaman, V/35874 (RCNVR), killed

EDWARDS, Charles, Able Seaman, V/77053 (RCNVR), killed

FANNING, Huntley A, Electrical Artificer, V/38246 (RCNVR), MPK

FITZPATRICK, William, Able Seaman, V/16717 (RCNVR), MPK

GALLAGHER, Anthony, Stoker, V/75077 (RCNVR), MPK

GRANAHAN, Edward J, Leading Signalman, V/7566 (RCNVR), MPK

HEDSTROM, Arnold D, Leading Sick Berth Attendant, V/35221 (RCNVR), MPK

HUGHES, David A, Leading Supply Assistant, V/8384 (RCNVR), MPK

JACQUES, Carlton J, Engine Room Artificer, V/19139 (RCNVR), MPK

JOHNSTON, Howard E, Motor Mechanic, V/12610 (RCNVR), killed

KNIGHT, Herbert R, Leading Seaman, V/19140 (RCNVR), killed

KNOWLES, John C, Petty Officer, 4004 (RCN), MPK

KYNMAN, Albert, Chief Petty Officer, A/2440 (RCNR), killed

LE DREW, Frederick, Leading Stoker, V/26321 (RCNVR), MPK

LEROUX, Leo J, Able Seaman, V/68160 (RCNVR), MPK

MCCONNELL, Lawrence M, Leading Seaman, V/6640 (RCNVR), killed

MCINTYRE, Thomas J, Leading Cook, V/83944 (RCNVR), killed

MONACHAN, John M, Able Seaman, V/47505 (RCNVR), killed

PARKER, Jack R, Lieutenant, RCNVR, MPK

PARTINGTON, Richard, Leading Seaman, V/11325 (RCNVR), MPK

PEDDIE, Roy N, Steward, V/91648 (RCNVR), MPK

POOL, Raph B, Shipwright, V/87252 (RCNVR), MPK

PORTER, John C, Chief Motor Mechanic, V/17539 (RCNVR), MPK

ROBERTS, James E, Warrant Engineer, RCNR, MPK

SHAVE, Chesley N, Chief Engine Room Artificer, A/5075 (RCNR), MPK

SMART, John M G, Lieutenant, RCNVR, MPK

SMITH, Kenneth H, Able Seaman, V/70955 (RCNVR), MPK

STAFFORD, John H, Leading Coder, V/37267 (RCNVR), MPK

STANLEY, James C, Able Seaman, V/81451 (RCNVR), MPK

TRUDEL, Joseph M R, Able Seaman, V/57947 (RCNVR), MPK

WARE, William J, Telegraphist, V/23827 (RCNVR), MPK

WHITE, Donald W, Able Seaman, V/88056 (RCNVR), killed

WHITEHEAD, Bruce M, Sub Lieutenant, RCNVR, killed

ZBARSKY, Ralph, Able Seaman, V/37720 (RCNVR), killed


Exeter, as POW

WILDE, Alfred J, Steward, D/LX 24297, died


FAA, 837 Sqn, Glory, air crash

RYAN, William G, Ty/Leading Airman, FAA/FX 611439, MPK


FAA, 837 Sqn, Owl, air crash

PICKLES, Geoffrey C, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed

SNAPE, Arthur M, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


FAA, 857 Sqn, Indomitable, air operations

BAKER, David W, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RCNVR, MPK

BARNETT, Sydney C, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed

MELLARD, Leslie A, Ty/Act/Petty Officer Airman, FAA/FX 112662, killed


FAA, 880 Sqn, Implacable, air crash

ARMSTRONG, Robinson S D, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


FAA, 1771 Sqn, Implacable, air crash

RAMSDEN, Jack, Ty/Act/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


FAA, 1839 Sqn, Indomitable, air operations

LANGDON, Donald W, Ty/Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


FAA, 1842 Sqn, Formidable, air operations

GARLAND, Antony McD, Act/Lieutenant Commander (A), RNVR, MPK


Glenearn, explosion

MCILHARGEY, James, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 696232, DOW


Gold Shell, steamship

BROOK, Charles, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), P/JX 291168, (President III, O/P), MPK



BEATTIE, Joseph, Air Mechanic (A) 1c, FAA/FX 103925, MPK


Lanka II, accident

WEATHERILL, Richard, Cook (S), P/MX 694216, DOWS


Lord Nuffield, drowning

WOOD, Thomas J, Engineman, RNPS, LT/KX 124655, MPK


ML.88 (RCN)

BEECH, Walter H, Chief Motor Mechanic 3c, V/27069 (RCNVR), died


Pembroke, illness

HUTCHBY, Harry, Able Seaman, C/JX 317995, died


Pembroke, illness

RICKINSON, Lewis R, Engineer Commander, died


RM 33rd Battalion

MCKAY, Francis, Marine, PO/X 120935, DOWS


RM 46 Commando, German operations

PIERCE, Barry W, Act/Captain, RM, killed


Royal Arthur, illness

STONE, Welborn E, Chief Joiner, D/M 10182, died


Stadacona (RCN)

MILLER, Ronald C, Artificer 3c, 40959 (RCN), died


Stronghold, as POW

FITZPATRICK, John, Ty/Act/Petty Officer Stoker, D/KX 86212, died


Yandra (RAN), illness

LIPTON, Charles R, Ordinary Seaman, S 9682 (RANR), died



Tuesday, 17 April 1945


Dragonfly, as POW

EDMUNDS, Martin, Ty/Act/Petty Officer Stoker, P/KX 82325, died


FAA, 848 Sqn, Formidable, air operations

IRVINE, Charles W, Ty/Act/Petty Officer Airman, FAA/FX 86771, killed

WHITEHEAD, Douglas R, Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK


Golden Hind, illness

FENTON, Leslie, Chief Petty Officer Telegraphist, P/J 72858, died


MTB.697, ship loss

BEDDOES, John I, Able Seaman, P/JX 428415, MPK

CLARKE, Dennis G, Stoker 1c, D/KX 526391, MPK

CLARKE, James T, Stoker 2c, D/KX 526921, MPK

COLTHURST, John H, Motor Mechanic, P/MX 552842, MPK

CONSTABLE, Kenneth G, Able Seaman, C/JX 398546, MPK

DICKENS, Arthur, Ty/Act/Leading Stoker, D/KX 135662, MPK

FENNELL, Frank E, Act/Able Seaman, C/JX 543083, MPK

PEABODY, Leonard R, Stoker 1c, D/KX 524646, MPK

PRICE, Clifford, Able Seaman, D/JX 421848, MPK

RICHARDSON, Brian T, Chief Motor Mechanic 4c, P/MX 125757, MPK


Stadacona (RCN)

SHATFORD, George A, Motor Mechanic, A/1131 (RCNR), died



TUNGATE, William, Marine, CH/X 1785, MPK


Trombe (Fr), torpedoed

DICK, Brodie S, Ordinary Signalman, P/JX 617445, MPK

SCRUTON, Richard E, Ordinary Coder, P/JX 711813, MPK

WARD, Ronald, Ordinary Signalman, P/JX 619182, MPK



TINSLEY, Edwin R, Air Mechanic (E) 1c, FAA/FX 103787, DOWS



Wednesday, 18 April 1945



BRIGGS, John S, Ordnance Mechanic 4c, C/MX 119157, killed



SEAGO, Walter G, Stoker 1c, C/KX 133204, killed



LOWE, Charles L, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 538585, MPK



JONES, Thomas W, Naval Airman 2c, FAA/FX 90577, died


Empire Gold, steamship

HALSEY, Harry F, Act/Petty Officer (DEMS), P/JX 228240, (President III, O/P), MPK

HARDCASTLE, Ronald, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), P/JX 395577, (President III, O/P), MPK

JONES, Arthur H, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), PJX 396492, (President III, O/P), MPK

TUCKER, Leonard, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), P/JX 334738, (President III, O/P), MPK

TYERS, John K, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), P/JX 443856, (President III, O/P), MPK


Europa, illness

COX, Seth, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 265048, died


Gardiner, illness

LOFTUS, Thomas, Fireman (Merchant Navy), R 265183, (steamship Nurtureton, O/P), died


Glenearn, explosion

ARNOLD, Cyril E W, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 566646, DOW



EMERSON, Reginald J, Able Seaman, D/JX 396754, killed


President III, illness

HEMSLEY, Ernest N, Able Seaman, P/JX 267091, died


RM 30th Battalion

WADE, Norman R, Marine, CH/X 112783, killed


RM 43 Commando, Italian operations

BEALE, Frederick V, Marine, PO/X 108058, killed

HEY, Richard, Marine, EX/3746, killed

HIRST, Leslie, Marine, EX/3313, killed

LASKEY, Cyril, Ty/Act/Ty/Corporal, RM, EX/3154, killed

SMITH, Roy M, Ty/Corporal, RM, PLY/X 106635, killed


RM 43 Commando, serving in 58th Field Dressing Station, Italian operations,

WEBB, Edward N, Marine, EX/1221, DOWS


RM 46 Commando

FLOOD, John, Marine, CH/X 106354, DOWS


Urley, flying exercise off Isle of Man, air crash

PATCH, John W, Ty/Act/Petty Officer Pilot, FAA/FX 582081, MPK


York (RCN)

SMITH, Albert J, Engine Room Artificer 3c, X/41106 (RCN), died



Thursday, 19 April 1945


Cormorant, illness

CHARD, Alfred J T, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 418443, died


Encounter, as POW

RYAN, Raymond F W, Act/Engine Room Artificer 4c, C/MX 76018, died


Exeter, as POW

ALLEN, Reginald, Telegraphist, D/JX 170288, died

DAVIES, Stanley G, Marine, PLY/X 3829, died

LANSLEY, Alan E J, Chief Petty Officer Steward, P/L 13064, died

MIDDLEWEEK, Ronald J, Stoker 1c, D/KX 111366, died


FAA, 898 Sqn, Malagas, air crash

LEIPER, John, Ty/Act/Petty Officer Pilot, FAA/JX 349471, killed


Gold Shell, steamship

GREGORY, John F, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), P/JX 307542, (President III, O/P), DOWS


Jupiter, as POW

MARTIN, Frederick W, Act/Petty Officer, D/JX 134559, died


Maidstone, air accident

HELBERT, Reginald R, Commander, killed



SCALLY, William, Photographer (A), FAA/FX 513456, DOWS


Victory, illness

ROBINSON, Richard N, Able Seaman, P/JX 296664, died



Friday, 20 April 1945


Encounter, as POW

MORLEY, John, Able Seaman, D/JX 226799, died

WARLOW, Benjamin H, Chief Petty Officer Stoker, D/KX 77226, died


Exeter, as POW

CHANNON, Gordon A, Air Fitter (A), FAA/FX 79055, died


FAA, 815 Sqn, Landrail, air crash

CANSFIELD, James P, Ty/Act/Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


FAA, 1851 Sqn, Gannet, air crash

LOWDEN, George H C, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


Givenchy (RCN)

FRASER, James, Chief Motor Mechanic 3c, V/36147 (RCNVR), died


Madura (RIN)

SWAMIDAS, Wilson S, Able Seaman, 19316 (RIN), died


President III, illness

MUIR, Ernest V, Sergeant, RM, CH/16455, died


South African Naval Force

PFAFF, C (initial only) E, Petty Officer Stoker, 562721 V (SANF), died


St Angelo, at Bari

BARBER, Robert A, Petty Officer Writer, P/MX 55442, DOWS


Stopford, illness

HOLMES, Rev James G, Chaplain, RNVR, died



FLYNN, Edmund J, Petty Officer Telegraphist, C/SSX 23598, DOWS



Saturday, 21 April 1945


Bacchante, illness

MCINTOSH, William, Able Seaman, C/JX 222567, died


Bytown (RCN)

ROWORTH, George C, Electrical Artificer 4c, V/761 (RCNVR), died



PERRY, Leonard, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 639521, killed


FAA, 816 Sqn, Daedalus, air crash

HADLEY, Frederick A, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


FAA, 816 Sqn, Owl, air crash

ORSBORN, John P, Ty/Act/Petty Officer Airman, FAA/FX 114019, MPK


FAA, 816 Sqn, Ringtail, air crash

EVERETT, Maurice W, Ty/Act/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


Golden Hind, illness

KINGSWOOD, William H, Commander (E), died


RM 28th Battalion

WILSON, Terrance J, Marine, PO/X 4267, DOWS


RN Hospital, Haslar, illness

PURKIS, Harry J J, Sick Berth Petty Officer, P/MX 53238, died



Sunday, 22 April 1945


3 Maritime Regt, RA

HALL, Albert, Gunner, RA, 4697499, MPK


Encounter, as POW

HILLS, Thomas, Able Seaman (Pens), C/J 48902, died


Heron, air crash

AYLWARD, Cecil J W, Ty/Act/Ty/Leading Airman, FAA/FX 678372, killed

WALLACE, Gordon, Ty/Act/Ty/Leading Airman, FAA/FX 545578, killed


LCI(L).183, illness

COWELL, James, Leading Stoker, C/KX 149742, died


Lynx, illness

FRANCIS, Llewelyn, Able Seaman, C/JX 257417, died


Rapid, shore gunfire

HOLMES, Eustace C, Able Seaman, D/JX 419201, DOW


RM 43 Commando, Italian operations

GARSON, Andrew, Marine, PO/X 108150, DOWS


RM Engineers, B Company, 1st Battalion, drowning

LEE, Leonard J, Marine, RME 12486, died



PRICE, Leslie, Stoker 1c, D/KX 122077, killed



Monday, 23 April 1945



HILL, Frederick A, Ty/Petty Officer Writer, P/MX 79615, DOWS


FAA, 771 Sqn, Tern, air crash

PLAYFORD, Alfred J G, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


Hiravati (RIN)

SNELGROVE, Reginald, Lieutenant Commander, RIN, died


Perth (RAN), as POW

CLARK, Frederick D, Petty Officer Cook (S), 9597 (RAN), died


Riverton, steamship

AKROYD, Clifford, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), P/JX 261072, (President III, O/P), MPK

EDWARDS, William J, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 333986, (President III, O/P), MPK

MITCHELL, Frank W, Ty/Act/Petty Officer (DEMS), D/JX 167744, (President III, O/P), MPK


RM 30th Battalion, Dutch or NW European operations

COOPER, Ernest W, Marine, CH/X 116414, MPK

HADNUTT, John, Marine, CH/X 107613, killed

JOHNSON, Geoffrey A, Marine, PLY/X 109071, MPK

SCOUGALL, James S, Marine, PLY/X 104256, killed

WRIGHT, Thomas, Marine, PLY/X 110591, MPK


Royal Albert

MOGER, Albert E, Able Seaman, C/J 102407, DOWS


Tramp, as POW

HOOKER, James W, Able Seaman, P/SSX 21736, died



Tuesday, 24 April 1945



CARRIGAN, William, Diesel Greaser, NAP R 35205, killed


Braganza, illness

GRAHAM, William H T, Lieutenant, RNVR, died


Conn, illness

BOSWELL, Thomas, Act/Able Seaman, C/JX 694263, died


Duckworth, accident

FARTHING, Roland G B, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, killed


Exeter, as POW

VIDLER, Victor H, Band Master 2c, RMB/X 178, died



JAMIL, Bin M N, Engine Room Artificer 2c, MN 864 (Malay Section), MPK



ELLISON, John, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 131470, DOWS


MMS.1054, illness

ANDERSON, George A, Ordinary Signalman, LT/JX 342342, died



CONNOLLY, Joseph, Able Seaman, C/JX 599926, DOWS


Monmouth Coast, steamship

CHURCH, John H, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 253555, (President III, O/P), MPK

DAVIES, William H, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 257284, (President III, O/P), MPK


Saumarez, illness

PANTOLL, Joseph T, Petty Officer Steward, D/LX 21371, died



Wednesday, 25 April 1945


Akbar (RIN)

KARTAR, Chand, Stoker 2c, 36689 (RIN), died

MATE, Anant G, Stoker 2c, 3689 (RIN), died


Encounter, as POW

BANYARD, Charles E, Stoker 1c, P/KX 130632, died


FAA, 898 Sqn, Malagas, air crash

BURTON, John A, Ty/Act/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


Highland Monarch, steamship, illness

THOMAS, William R, Able Seaman, P/JX 419024, (O/P), died



MURRAY, Adam M T, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 253689, DOWS


RM 1st Heavy AA Regt

MORGAN, Henry W, Marine, PLY/X 100600, died


RM 30th Battalion

COOK, Arthur J, Marine, PO/X 103502, killed


York (RCN)

SKURO, Stephen, Able Seaman, V/700 (RCNVR), died



Thursday, 26 April 1945



THOMAS, Daniel, Shipwright 4c, C/MX 76908, DOWS


Burrard (RCN)

BLAKE, Edward J, Able Seaman, V/56096 (RCNVR), died


Cyclops, illness

FISHER, William E, Chief Petty Officer, P/J 98921, died


Drake, drowning

COTTERELL, James T, Leading Seaman, D/JX 347312, died



NEATE, Tom R E, Stoker 1c, P/KX 600797, DOWS



GRAHAM, John B, Air Mechanic (L) 2c, FAA/FX 115158, killed



Friday, 27 April 1945



SCHOLES, John W, Stoker 1c, P/KX 163580, DOWS


Exeter, as POW

BROOK, Herbert E, Able Seaman, D/JX 212953, died

RANCE, Ernest R, Able Seaman, D/SSX 18128, died


FAA, 1846 Sqn, Colossus, air crash

SEAGO, Ernest, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed



MCKENZIE, Horace, Air Mechanic (L) 2c, FAA/FX 683685, DOWS


Luling, steamship, lost overboard

ALLCHORNE, Cecil T, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 559894, (President III, O/P), MPK


Redmill, torpedoed

ANDREWS, John D, Able Seaman, C/JX 546846, MPK

AVENELL, Albert, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 658000, MPK

BARRETT, Kenneth V, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 730654, MPK

BEDDING, Harry R, Able Seaman, C/JX 353554, MPK

BLANKS, James E, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 657709, MPK

BURNELL, Richard H C, Stoker 1c, C/KX 112395, MPK

CONNOR, Frederick, Act/Stoker 1c, D/KX 561752, MPK

ETHERINGTON, Basil L, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 547977, MPK

FAIRLEY, George, Act/Stoker 1c, C/KX 158389, killed

FRASER, Tom, Stoker 1c, C/KX 117336, MPK

FRENCH, Frederick W J, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 954324, MPK

GILLIBRAND, Alfred, Able Seaman, C/JX 549415, MPK

GOODLAD, Reginald, Stoker 1c, C/KX 128030, MPK

HEGGS, Clifford, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 565059, MPK

HIGGINS, Joseph F, Act/Stoker 1c, C/KX 158798, MPK

LEMON, Alfred, Ty/Act/Leading Seaman, C/JX 131179, MPK

MAITLAND, George W, Ty/Act/Leading Stoker, D/KX 89674, MPK

MCCORKELL, Archibald, Stoker 2c, C/KX 104682, killed

MCMILLAN, John, Act/Stoker 1c, C/KX 158401, MPK

MURRAY, Thomas, Stoker 1c, D/KX 103032, MPK

OAKE, Stanley, Act/Chief Petty Officer, C/J 108403, MPK

PATTERSON, Crawford, Able Seaman, D/SSX 28921, MPK

ROWE, Robert, Able Seaman, C/J 29614, killed

SIMS, William J C, Act/Stoker 1c, C/KX 158450, killed

SINCLAIR, George, Able Seaman, C/JX 551564, MPK

STENNING, George A, Stoker 1c, P/KX 140364, MPK

TRIMBY, William, Stoker 1c, C/KX 143696, MPK

WELLS, Douglas, Stoker 1c, C/KX 111875, MPK


RM 117th Infantry Brigade

CLARKE, Charles A, Marine, CH/X 113499, killed


Victory, illness

BAILLIE, Arthur W, Able Seaman, P/JX 147035, died



Saturday, 28 April 1945



GENGE, Ronald W A, Wireman, C/MX 693257, MPK

REYNOLDS, Wilfred J, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 666507, killed


Dartmouth, illness

EDGCOMBE, Henry S, Stoker 1c, D/K 3867, died


Exeter, as POW

HUMPHREYS, James, Marine, PLY/X 100359, died



MEREDITH, Dennis W, Engine Room Mechanic 4c, D/MX 728004, DOWS


President III, at New York

O'NEILL, James F, Ty/Act/Petty Officer (DEMS), P/J 32141, DOWS



FOSTER, William J, Leading Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 132433, MPK


RM Portsmouth Division, illness

MCQUITTY, Samuel L, Marine, PO/X 4730, died



Sunday, 29 April 1945


FAA, 761 Sqn, Dipper, aircraft accident

MACKIE, David G, Ty/Act/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR DOI


FAA, 828 Sqn, Implacable, air crash

ALLEN, Mark, Ty/Leading Airman, FAA/FX 86978, MPK

CROXALL, Philiip J, Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


FAA, 880 Sqn, Implacable, air crash

JELLEY, Keith G, Ty/Act/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


Goodall, ship loss

ABRAHAM, Frederick C, Able Seaman, C/JX 105759, MPK

AINSWORTH, Ronald, Signalman, C/JX 573356, MPK

ARMSTRONG, John D, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK

BARRY, Frederick B, Act/Able Seaman, C/JX 319813, MPK

BOURNE, Ronald J, Able Seaman, C/JX 63908, MPK

BOWLES, Walter F, Able Seaman, C/JX 184993, DOW

BRYANT, George W, Petty Officer Stoker, C/KX 83388, MPK

CALLAGHAN, James C, Able Seaman, C/JX 654142, MPK

CAMPBELL, James, Act/Able Seaman, C/JX 656307, MPK

CARTER, George, Stoker 1c, C/KX 122509, MPK

CLARK, Dennis W C, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 316778, MPK

CLARKE, Joseph, Ty/Leading Seaman, C/JX 308037, MPK

COBB, Bernard J C, Telegraphist (S), C/JX 405703, MPK

COLE, Terence F, Stoker 1c, C/KX 143641, MPK

COLLINS, Ronald F, Act/Engine Room Artificer 4c, C/MX 119444, MPK

COLLYER, Dudley R, Ty/Leading Stores Assistant, C/MX 85584, MPK

COPELAND, Arnold, Act/Able Seaman, C/JX 625957, MPK

COWPER, John B, Able Seaman, C/JX 391733, MPK

CULPAN, Frank R, Act/Able Seaman, C/JX 664536, MPK

CUMBERPATCH, Owen D, Able Seaman, C/JX 408071, MPK

DANIEL, Thomas A, Telegraphist (S), C/JX 405711, MPK

DAY, Joseph, Able Seaman, C/JX 192773, MPK

EMSLEY, Donald W, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 702969, MPK

FFITCH, Stanley W, Steward, C/LX 571253, MPK

FINLAY, George, Act/Petty Officer Telegraphist, C/JX 229160, MPK

FORREST, Alan W, Able Seaman, C/JX 638755, MPK

FRY, Herbert H C, Signalman, C/JX 616247, MPK

FULTON, James V, Act/Lieutenant Commander, RNVR, MPK

GARDINER, William C, Able Seaman, C/JX 315322, MPK

GILL, Stanley J, Able Seaman, C/JX 319336, MPK

GRAVIL, Harry, Ty/Act/Gunner, MPK

GRUNDY, Wilfred J, Act/Petty Officer Radio Mechanic, P/MX 575794, MPK

HALL, Albert, Act/Able Seaman, C/JX 548000, MPK

HALL, John, Act/Able Seaman, C/JX 555833, MPK

HAMILTON, Thomas, Able Seaman, C/JX 206276, MPK

HARLING, Harold, Act/Stoker 1c, C/KX 141970, MPK

HIBBERT, Sam, Act/Able Seaman, C/JX 317982, MPK

HOLLAND, Harry A, Able Seaman, C/JX 151489, MPK

HORSPOOL, Graham N, Ty/Act/Sub Lieutenant, RNZNVR, MPK

HOWKINS, Frederick, Stoker 1c, C/KX 140449, MPK

JACKSON, Arthur, Coder, C/JX 508890, MPK

JEFFRIES, Douglas, Ty/Act/Leading Seaman, C/SSX 33199, MPK

JENNINGS, John J, Able Seaman, C/JX 391800, MPK

JONES, Percival E, Able Seaman, C/JX 271640, MPK

KAYES, Gordon K, Able Seaman, C/JX 337420, MPK

KELLY, James G, Able Seaman, C/JX 549026, MPK

KEMP, Dick, Stoker 1c, C/KX 127417, MPK

KEYES, Norman W C, Able Seaman, C/JX 678194, MPK

KIPLING, Thomas H, Able Seaman, C/JX 549738, MPK

LAWS, James A, Leading Seaman, RFR, C/J 113444, MPK

MARSHALL, George, Ty/Act/Leading Stoker, C/KX 107888, MPK

MASON, Ernest A, Ty/Leading Cook, C/MX 94088, MPK

MAWSON, Raymond, Telegraphist, C/JX 387319, MPK

MCCUSKER, James, Act/Able Seaman, C/JX 352042, MPK

MCNICHOL, Richard T, Ty/Leading Cook (S), C/MX 574190, MPK

MILLEN, Harold L, Petty Officer, C/J 106312, MPK

MILLER, Charles McK, Stoker 1c, C/KX 85266, MPK

MILLS, Gordon, Act/Stoker 1c, C/KX 141501, MPK

MURPHY, Albert, Stoker 1c, C/KX 129806, MPK

OSBORNE, Frederick, Stoker 1c, C/KX 103609, MPK

PALMER, Cyril P, Able Seaman, C/JX 548865, MPK

PEARCE, Alexander G, Ty/Act/Leading Seaman, C/JX 352080, MPK

PEDERSEN, Jens H S, Act/Steward, C/LX 645358, MPK

POPE, Charles R J, Telegraphist, C/JX 577277, MPK

PULFORD, Walter, Able Seaman, C/JX 300741, MPK

QUINBY, Wilfred R, Stoker 1c, C/KX 145575, DOW

RAWLINSON, John E, Ty/Act/Leading Signalman, C/JX 250245, MPK

REID, James, Ty/Act/Leading Stoker, C/KX 130760, MPK

REID, William G, Act/Engine Room Artificer 4c, C/MX 92964, MPK

RODWELL, Peter J, Ty/Leading Stoker, C/KX 104759, MPK

RONNIE, Norman, Able Seaman, C/JX 659044, MPK

ROOKE, Thomas, Ordnance Artificer 3c, C/SR 8801, MPK

ROUTLEY, Henry J, Able Seaman, C/JX 551927, MPK

SHOTTON, William, Act/Engine Room Artificer 4c, C/MX 97862, DOW

SIVELL, Sidney W G, Signalman, C/JX 515247, MPK

SMITH, Albert E, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 540092, MPK

SMITH, Donald O, Stoker 1c, C/KX 110962, MPK

SMITH, Frederick H, Able Seaman, C/JX 542259, MPK

SMITH, Leslie B, Able Seaman, C/JX 547856, MPK

SMITH, Stanley W, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 721350, MPK

SMITH, William L, Able Seaman, C/JX 557060, MPK

SPARKES, Fred S, Ordinary Telegraphist, C/JX 371503, MPK

STANNERS, Alexander S M, Able Seaman, C/JX 454828, MPK

STEADMAN, Cyril D, Able Seaman, D/JX 214913, MPK

STONEHOUSE, Cyril, Petty Officer, C/J 108065, MPK

SWANKIE, Joseph T, Able Seaman, C/JX 353265, MPK

SWINBOURNE, Edward W J, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 538664, MPK

THURBIN, Arthur, Stoker 1c, C/KX 156181, MPK

TIMMS, John C, Able Seaman, C/JX 566994, MPK

TUCK, Sidney H, Able Seaman, C/JX 294780, MPK

TUCKLEY, Cranley W T, Able Seaman, C/JX 399935, MPK

WAKELIN, Arthur M, Ty/Act/Petty Officer, C/SSX 32875, MPK

WARD, Joseph, Able Seaman, C/JX 379886, MPK

WARREN, Lael, Electrical Artificer 4c, C/MX 118371, MPK

WHYTE, Robert R, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK

WILLCOCKS, Samuel J, Ty/Leading Seaman, C/SSX 16965, MPK

WILLIAMS, Guy E, Coder, C/JX 230263, MPK

WILSON, Richard B, Ty/Petty Officer Steward, C/LX 22170, MPK



HANCOCK, John C, Chief Engine Room Artificer, D/M 38881, illness, died


RM 27th Battalion, German operations

THOMAS, Richard B, Marine, PO/X 108788, killed

WEBSTER, George W, Marine, PO/X 108897, killed


RM 3rd Group, Dalditch

HUNNS, James L, Marine, CH/X 113249, illness, died


RM 46 Commando, German operations

BRADLEY, Verdun G, Marine, EX 849, killed

MOODY, Sidney L, Lance Corporal, RM, CH/X 104824, DOWS


Royal New Zealand Navy

PARDOE, Ivan, Ordinary Seaman, 3042 (RNZN), POW, died



JONES, Percy, Able Seaman, D/JX 368480, accident, died



LITTLEWOOD, Frederick A J, Able Seaman, P/JX 298485, illness, died



Monday, 30 April 1945


Bytown (RCN)

SEARLE, Frederick J, Chief Petty Officer, X/61678 (RCN), died



JOHNSON, Thomas D, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 139747, DOWS


FAA, 740 Sqn, Landrail, air crash

KAY, Thomas D, Ty/Petty Officer Airman, FAA/FX 115081, MPK

TRENCH, Douglas, Lieutenant (A), MPK


FAA, 880 Sqn, Implacable, air crash

BOARDMAN, Kenneth F, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK



BOOTH, Frank, Instructor Lieutenant, accident, killed


Kistna (RIN)

AMAR, Singh, Stoker 2c, 28107 (RIN), died



AYERS, Audrey D, WRNS, WA/WRNS 48364, died


Pembroke I

STEWART, David, Able Seaman, C/JX 550460, illness, died


Pembroke II

WELLS, Arthur W C, Able Seaman, C/JX 299677, POW, died


Philante, air crash

BLYTH, John M, Ty/Surgeon Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK

MITCHELL, David R, Lieutenant Commander, MPK

MOND, Derek J H, Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK


RM 27th Battalion, German operations

BULL, Edward D, Marine, PO/X 111557, killed


RM 45 Commando, German operations

WILSON, William A, Ty/Sergeant, RM, EX 4194, killed


RM Portsmouth Division

DAVIES, David L, Marine, RME 15362, illness, died


on to May 1945

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