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Casualty Lists of the Royal Navy and Dominion Navies, World War 2
Researched & compiled by Don Kindell, all rights reserved


1st - 31st MAY 1945 -  in date, ship/unit & name order


Edited by Gordon Smith, Naval-History.Net


Act/Leading Seaman Edward Peasley, HMS Copra, age 21, died on war service 18 May 1945, above while in training at HMS Ganges (click photographs for enlargements)

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(1) Casualty information in order - Surname, First name, Initial(s), Rank and part of the Service other than RN (RNR, RNVR, RFR etc), Service Number (ratings only, also if Dominion or Indian Navies), (on the books of another ship/shore establishment, O/P – on passage), Fate

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Background Events - May-September 1945

Germany surrenders, Battle of Atlantic ends,  Italy taken, Burma & Okinawa conquered, A-Bombs tested & dropped, Defeat of Japan



Tuesday, 1 May 1945



 HUDSON, Mark, Able Seaman, D/SSX 20588, POW, died



 ERIKSEN, Kristian E, Signalman, D/Dane/X 63, killed


Patunga (RIN)

 BALAGANGADHARAN, Nair K, Leading Stores Assistant, 14733 (RIN), died



 HOOD, James A, Electrical Mechanic 4c, C/MX 96813, died


RM 27th Battalion, German operations

 JARVIS, Francis J, Marine, PO/X 112532, killed


RM 45 Commando, German operations

 FOSTER, Bernard B, Marine, CH/X 110578, DOWS



Wednesday, 2 May 1945


Ebor Wyke, ship loss

 BIRKBY, Richard E, Wireman, C/MX 97587, MPK

 BRINDLEY, Joseph, Engineman, RNR (PS), LT/X 3135 U, MPK

 BROWN, John T, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 106752, MPK

 BRUCE, George S, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 160863, MPK

 BUCHANAN, Alexander, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 198948, MPK

 CAPPLEMAN, Robert W, Leading Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 195846, MPK

 CARTER, Ernest W, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 596374, MPK

 ELLIOTT, Fergus, Steward, RNPS, LT/LX 31780, MPK

 ENDEAN, William, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 303108, MPK

 GARNHAM, Alan A H, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 379368, MPK

 GARRETT, Harry S, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 299360, MPK

 GILBERT, Stephen F, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 216738, MPK

 HARLING, Frank, Telegraphist, RNPS, LT/JX 299727, MPK

 HOWES, Arthur E W, Ty/Skipper, RNR, MPK

 HUGHES, Eric, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 114299, MPK

 JENSEN, Hans A, Ty/Act/Chief Skipper, RN, MPK

 LEE, Edward D, Leading Cook, RNPS, LT/MX 88009, MPK

 MASON, John, Engineman, RNPS, LT/KX 107942, MPK

 MYLES, Colin B, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 361138, MPK

 PEAKE, Ronald A, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 534348, MPK

 ROSIE, William, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 278941, MPK

 TAYLOR, Frank M, Signalman, RNPS, LT/JX 359697, MPK

 TODD, Cyril, Engineman, RNPS, LT/KX 101889, MPK


FAA, 807 Sqn, Hunter, air operations

 VYNER, Charles DeG, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


Madang (RAN)

 BRADY, John R, Telegraphist, S 8751 (RANR), killed

 RYAN, William F, Telegraphist, S 8782 (RANR), killed



 COLLETT, Wilfred, Marine, PLY/X 120162, DOWS


RM 27th Battalion, German operations

 HEPBURN, Robert S, Ty/Lieutenant, RM, killed


Royal Arthur

 ROGERS, William H, Boy 1c, D/JX 743967, illness, died



 BAKER, William, Air Mechanic (O) 1c, FAA/FX 107997, MPK



Thursday, 3 May 1945



 BARRETT, Albert B B, Sick Berth Attendant, D/MX 558436, drowning, DOWS



 BATHMAKER, George C F, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, illness, died


Exeter, POW's

 ADDIS, William T, Able Seaman, D/JX 188455, died

 SHORT, Gerald B, Able Seaman, D/JX 184619, died

 TRUSCOTT, Reginald, Ty/Act/Leading Seaman, D/JX 140590, died


FAA, 1770 Sqn, Indefatigable, deck accident

 MCINTYRE, John A R, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


FAA, 1771 Sqn, Implacable, air crash

 WILLIS, Victor, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


LCT.1238, mined Irrawaddy River, Burma, ship loss (some sources date her loss on 2 May, but official Burma Battle Summary and other documents agree on the 3rd)

 CRAIG, James H, Able Seaman, P/JX 425946, MPK

 HAILE, Reginald, Able Seaman, D/JX 365952, MPK

 HARBIN, Jared, Act/Leading Seaman, P/SSX 15067, MPK

 JEFFREYS, William V, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK

 KENNARD, Edward W, Ty/Act/Lieutenant Commander (E), MPK

 MCKNIGHT, Leslie S, Ty/Act/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK

 NEIGHBOUR, John A, Stoker 1c, P/KX 526333, MPK


Pembroke V

 MCCULLOCH, Joan, WRNS, N/WRNS 88022, illness, died


President III

 BEDFORD, Dennis, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), P/JX 561332, illness, DOWS


Sea Cliff (RCN)

 ROGERS, Douglas L, Petty Officer, 4025 (RCN), MPK


Turkistan, steamship

 JACK, Albert E A, Act/Petty Officer, P/JX 86581, (President III, O/P), DOWS



Friday, 4 May 1945


3 Maritime Regt, RA

 ELLACOTT, Trevor H, Gunner, RA, 1580038, MPK


Exeter, POW's

 GOODMAN, Lawrence, Petty Officer, D/J 106065, died

 MALLETT, William G, Able Seaman, D/JX 200308, died


FAA, 705 Sqn, Urley, air crash

 BROWN, Ronald G, Ty/Act/Petty Officer Pilot, FAA/JX 407140, MPK

 PARKES, James E, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


FAA, 757 Sqn, Rajaliya, air crash

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


FAA, 846 Sqn, Trumpeter, air crash

 MANSFIELD, Peter B, Ty/Leading Airman, FAA/FX 87081, MPK


FAA, 857 Sqn, Indomitable, air crash

 DEE, Michael G, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK

 DENTON, Leonard R, Ty/Act/Petty Officer Airman, FAA/FX 307816, MPK


FAA, 882 Sqn, Searcher, air operations

 MORRISON, Hugh, Ty/Lieutenant (A), RNZNVR, killed


FAA, 1842 Sqn, Formidable, bombing

 BELL, John F, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK

 BURGER, Alan D, Ty/Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


Formidable, bombing

 CHARGE, Frederick W, Act/Able Seaman, P/JX 523651, killed

 DYMOND, Charles W, Steward, D/LX 673536, killed

 GOWANS, John M, Able Seaman, P/JX 272841, killed

 MILLARD, Frank, Act/Leading Seaman, P/JX 182895, killed

 VENTHAM, Herbert A F, Able Seaman, P/JX 631574, killed

 WILLIAMS, Percy S A, Stoker 1c, D/JX 666373, killed


Military School (Army or RM?)

 ST CLAIR-MORFORD, Albert C, Colonel, RM, accident, killed


Pembroke II

 TAWSE, William J, Chief Motor Mechanic 4c, C/MX 116283, illness, died


President III

 BEAUMONT, Jim, Act/Able Seaman, P/JX 289870, illness, died


RM Portsmouth Division

 MACKIE, Robert, Marine, PO/X 123340, illness, died


Star (RCN)

 DRESSER, John W, Lieutenant Commander, RCNVR, died


Trumpeter, air operations

 ELDER, Alasdair D H, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed

 GAHAN, Francis J, Ty/Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed



Saturday, 5 May 1945



 JOHNSON, Hazel, Petty Officer WRNS, P/WRNS 4753, road accident, died



 DOCHERTY, Adam W, Stoker 1c, C/KX 118543, POW, died


Donnacona (RCN)

 MCLACHLAN, Donald, Engine Room Artificer 4, V/33472 (RCNVR), died



 JUKES, Kenneth R, Act/Able Seaman, P/JX 570370, DOWS



 RYAN, John, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 150572, drowning, died



 ZINZAN, Edwin E, Chief Yeoman of Signals, C/J 27095, illness, died



 ASHFIELD, Eric R, Ordinary Telegraphist, D/JX 644597, illness, died



 BLACK, Peter, Steward, R/LX 23301, illness, died


South African Naval Force

 CHRISTIAN, J (Initial Only) W, Able Seaman, CN/71965 (SANF), died



Sunday, 6 May 1945


Bambara, illness

 DRURY, John W, Surgeon Lieutenant (D), RNVR, died


FAA, 804 Sqn, Empress, air operations

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



 IVEY, James F, Leading Stoker, D/K 62615, MPK



 HADLEY, Horace, Able Seaman, C/JX 410030, MPK


Pembroke, illness

 MONEY, Rupert I, Captain, died


RM 27th Battalion, German operations

 HOLMES-CROUT, Stanley S, Ty/Corporal, RM, EX 1947, killed


RM 28th Battalion, German operations

 BARNETT, Charles E, Marine, PO/X 112606, killed


RM MNBDO, as POW in Austria

 BECKHAM, Ernest J, Marine, CH/20975, died



Monday, 7 May 1945




Albatross, illness

 BLAIR, Duncan A, Supply Assistant, P/MX 539095, died


Caroline, illness

 ELLIS, George, Lieutenant Commander (S), died


Exeter, as POW

 ALLEN, Henry V, Able Seaman, D/JX 184691, died


Formidable, bombing

 LAMB, Tom, Petty Officer, P/JX 149881, DOW


Hasdrubal, illness

 TULLY, James, Lieutenant (E), RNVR, died



 PARKES, Ernest, Naval Airman 2c, FAA/FX 684731, DOWS



 DUVAL, Henry S, Lieutenant Commander, died


LCT.1238, mined Irrawaddy River, Burma, ship loss

 KEMP, James W, Able Seaman, P/JX 327051, DOW


Royal Albert, road accident

 WOOLLEY, Kenneth, Marine, PLY/X 113909, DOWS


Stadacona (RCN)

 TURNER, Verne L, Stoker 1c, V/78033 (RCNVR), died



Tuesday, 8 May 1945




Cerberus (RAN), accident

 PHILLIPS, John R, Assistant Cook, PA 5207 (RANR), killed


Drake, illness

 MARSHALL, Robert, Ty/Warrant Stores Officer, died



 MURPHY, Stanley J, Engine Room Artificer 4c, D/MX 56161, DOWS


Exeter, as POW

 JAGGER, Herbert W, Marine, PLY/22566, died


FAA, 814 Sqn, Venerable, accident

 DOWN, Rowland V, Chief Petty Officer Pilot, FAA/FX 96219, killed


Fabius, at Zara

 SHRIMPTON, Ronald, Canteen Assistant, C/NX 1623, MPK


Lanka, accident

 CRIBB, Peter R, Joiner 5c, C/MX 702295, DOWS


LCT.1361, drowning

 WILSON, William B, Petty Officer Motor Mechanic, C/MX 507018, DOWS


Leaside (RCN)

 PATERSON, John A, Sick Berth Attendant, V/88925 (RCNVR), died


President, illness

 WATERS, Aubrey E, Engineer Captain, died


RM HQ 116th Brigade

 THOMPSON, Richard McK, Marine, PO/X 112174, killed


Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve

 KRUPER, William E, Leading Stoker, V/54450 (RCNVR), died


Scaravay, illness

 REID, Burnett D, Engineman, RNPS, LT/KX 113618, DOWS


South African Naval Force

 SIMON, Frederick, Stoker, CN/72046 V (SANF), died


Stadacona (RCN)

 SMITH, John G, Lieutenant Commander (E), RCNR, died



Wednesday, 9 May 1945


Formidable, bombing

 HINKINS, George, Petty Officer, P/JX 125445, killed



 CORMACK, David, Ty/Act/Petty Officer Air Mechanic (O), P/JX 521536, DOWS


Jackdaw, road accident

 ATKINSON, Walter C, Air Mechanic (E) 1c, FAA/FX 680169, killed



 GOURLEY, Daniel, Act/Leading Telegraphist, D/JX 308886, MPK


Milltown (RCN)

 BELL, Daniel, Able Seaman, 4078 (RCN), died


ML.852, drowning

 QUINN, Joseph, Able Seaman, C/JX 571142, died



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


Philocletes, illness

 HATHERALL, William J, Master at Arms, D/M 39753, died


Queen Elizabeth

 PATON, Joseph, Act/Petty Officer Stoker, P/KX 86839, DOWS


Reaper, illness

 CLARKSON, Lewis, Steward, NAP R 1083829, died


RM Plymouth Division

 BROWN, Thomas H, Corporal, RM, PLY/X 2142, died


RN Naval Party 1747 (Odyssey)

 FAGENTS, John H, Marine, PO/X 117445, killed


Victorious, bombing

 BISS, Albert A, Able Seaman, D/JX 179376, DOW

 CANN, John E E, Able Seaman, D/JX 215013, DOW

 LANDERS, Joseph, Steward, D/LX 557849, killed



Thursday, 10 May 1945


Baron Jedburgh, steamship

 WELCH, George W J, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), C/JX 396146, (President III, O/P), MPK


Drake, illness

 DEAN, David L, Commissioned Engineer, died


Eskimo, illness

 COOK, Thomas, Stoker 1c, C/KX 134574, died


Exeter, as POW

 HAND, J (Initial Only) C, Act/Petty Officer, D/J 104503, died


FAA, 762 Sqn, Goldcrest, air crash

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



 GALLAGHER, John, Stoker, CSP R/265458, died


Moonrise, illness

 EDWARDS, Alfred, Warrant Engineer, died


RM 28th Battalion, accident

 BILLINGE, John, Marine, CH/X 108386, killed


RM Plymouth Division

 MANN, Leslie R H, Ty/Act/Colour Sergeant, RM, PLY/X 289, DOWS


Rosyth Dockyard, illness

 HUMBY, Lawrence N, Ty/Shipwright Lieutenant, died


Royal Navy, road accident

 RODGRIGUES, Gloria, General Servant, C/D/C 216117, died


Stadacona (RCN)

 STYRING, Walter L, Commander, RCNR, died


Yeoman, illness

 SNODDEN, Charles G, Able Seaman, P/J 99991, died



Friday, 11 May 1945


Attacker, accident

 MCCOURT, William, Engine Room Storekeeper, NAP R/225213, died



 PRATT, Charles H, Boom Skipper, RNR, died


Empire Heath, steamship

 GRIFFIN, Martin J, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 334408, (President III, O/P), MPK

 BURGESS, Frank, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 391736, (President III, O/P), MPK


Exeter, as POW

 WORDEN, Harry, Telegraphist, D/SSX 32966, died


Nilam (RIN)

 CASTELINO, S (initial only), Cook, 77677 (RIN), died



 MITCHELL, John L, Able Seaman, D/JX 567213, DOWS



 BLACKMAN, John L, Ty/Leading Seaman, C/JX 200398, MPK



Saturday, 12 May 1945



 CARTER, James W, Ordnance Artificer Apprentice, MX 703919, DOWS



 HAY, Roderick, Cook, RNPS, LT/MX 107221, DOWS


Comedian, steamship

 ARCH, John, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 229231, (President III, O/P), DOWS


Dalhousie (RIN)

 BELI, Ram, Able Seaman, 12702 (RIN), died


Encounter, as POW

 DENHAM, Peter A H, Leading Telegraphist, C/JX 143630, died


Exeter, as POW

 METZ, Archibald F, Stoker 1c, D/K 66852, died


FAA, 763 Sqn, Nightjar, air crash

 HUGHES, Francis M, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed

 MCQUATER, Gordon A, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


FAA, 768 Sqn, Battler, air crash

 HAMMOND, Leslie W, Ty/Act/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


FAA, 1771 Sqn, Implacable, air crash

 JONES, John M, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed

 WALKER, Stuart J, Ty/Act/Petty Officer Pilot, FAA/FX 96725, killed


FAA, 1844 Sqn, Indomitable, air operations

 GODSON, Michael S, Act/Lieutenant Commander (A), MPK


MGB.2002, ship loss

 ANDREWS, Alfred A, Ty/Leading Stoker, C/KX 121798, MPK

 BARTLEY, Roger, Able Seaman, C/JX 260016, MPK

 BELL, Gordon H, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK

 BLEASDALE, Oliver, Act/Leading Seaman, D/SSX 20104, MPK

 BOISSIER, John R, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK

 BRISTOW, Frederick J, Ty/Act/Leading Stoker, C/KX 113408, MPK

 CHARLESWORTH, Desmond, Wireman (L), P/MX 717488, MPK

 GADD, Charles K, Act/Leading Telegraphist, D/JX 184213, MPK

 GORDON, James J, Able Seaman, P/JX 262137, MPK

 HAWKSBY, Bernard, Leading Seaman, P/JX 287989, MPK

 HAYDEN, John, Able Seaman, D/SSX 29812, MPK

 HEARN, Charles F, Act/Chief Motor Mechanic 4c, D/MX 76073, MPK

 HEARN, Eric G, Able Seaman, D/JX 369194, MPK

 HILL, George I, Able Seaman, C/JX 355797, MPK

 HUGHES-COPPINS, Leslie H, Lieutenant Commander (E), RNVR, MPK

 MARKHAM, John S, Able Seaman, P/JX 327761, MPK

 MARSHALL, Robert M, Ty/Act/Lieutenant Commander, RNVR, MPK

 MCLANAGHAN, Leslie I, Act/Able Seaman, C/JX 379070, MPK

 MCNULTY, Anthony A, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 544461, MPK

 MEAKES, Albert J S, Ty/Act/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK

 PENDER, John M, Leading Motor Mechanic, P/MX 637160, MPK

 REYNOLDS, Syvanus B J, Lieutenant Commander, RNR, MPK

 SMITH, Frederick S, Petty Officer, C/JX 143074, MPK

 WREN, Cyril W, Able Seaman, C/JX 314255, MPK


ML.254, drowning

 QUANTRELL, Henry A, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 672455, died



 PALMER, Stanley A, Ty/Leading Airman, FAA/FX 673631, killed


Penguin (RAN), illness

 HATT, William D, Able Seaman, S 6072 (RANR), died


RM Portsmouth Division

 GOULD, William R, Corporal, RM, PO/X 3364, DOWS


RN Naval Party 1747, Holland, explosion

 KIRKLAND, Donald, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, (Odyssey), killed

 SAULL, Ronald H, Ty/Act/Lieutenant, RNVR, (Odyssey), killed

Lieutenants Kirkland and Saull, who were carrying out bomb and mine-disposal work in Holland 1944/45, were killed at Rotterdam. Together with Lt-Cdr G H Goodman (see 31 May), they are commemorated in the Dutch EOD Museum at Soesterberg - with thanks to retired Dutch EOD Captain Antoon Meijers 17 Feb 12.

Royal Navy

 HOARE, Percy, Leading Air Fitter, FAA/FX 81877, died



Sunday, 13 May 1945


Barnaby, illness

 HUNTER, William, Ty/Warrant Engineer, died


Donnacona (RCN)

 ST PIERRE, Jean P, Able Seaman, V/4210 (RCNVR), died


Encounter, as POW

 WILLIAMS, John A, Able Seaman, RFR, C/J 90467, died


Exeter, as POW

 BRIGHOUSE, James, Stoker 1c, D/KX 108775, died


Pembroke, illness

 NICHOLSON, Ralph A, Commander, died


Quebec, road accident

 COLLISTER, George B, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, died


RM Portsmouth Division

 KING, Harcourt S, Quartermasteraster Sergeant, RM, PO/211943, died



 MILNE, Edward C, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 565146, DOWS



Monday, 14 May 1945


Encounter, as POW

 NICOL, Jonathan G, Able Seaman, RFR, C/J 100736, died


Exeter, as POW

 HOLBORN, Robert, Stoker 1c, D/K 57164, died


FAA, 854 Sqn, Ruler, air crash

 GRANT, Norman E, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


FAA, 1840 Sqn, Ruler, air crash

 ORR, Peter J, Ty/Act/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK



 FERGUSON, Patrick, Act/Able Seaman, P/JX 520887, DOWS


Glendower, illness

 BARNES, Henry J, Master at Arms, P/M 39561, died



 GORTON, Cyril A, Able Seaman, C/SSX 26605, died


Peregrine (RCN)

 ARBEAU, Cora, Leading WRNS, W/3283 (WRCNS), died


RM 30th Battalion

 GREEN, Joe, Marine, PLY/X 120020, died


RN (Malay Section), as POW

 AHMAD, Bin L, Ordinary Seaman, MN 1283 (Malay Section), died



Tuesday, 15 May 1945


Calliope, illness

 BOLLINGTON, Herbert, Leading Seaman, P/J 82208, died


Exeter, as POW

 BALL, John W G, Act/Leading Stoker, D/KX 85251, died


FAA, 787 Sqn, Daedalus, air crash

 HADFIELD-LANGDON, Harry, Ty/Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


Lochinvar, illness

 THOMAS, Lewis A, Able Seaman, C/JX 399806, died


Quebec, road accident

 BURKE, John B, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, died


RN (Malay Section)

 MUHAMMAD, Taib B S, Able Seaman, MN 264 (Malay Section), MPK



 MORGAN, Trevor C J, Able Seaman, D/JX 416278, killed


Victory II, illness

 HEAPLEY, Francis A, Chief Mechanician, P/306585, died



Wednesday, 16 May 1945


Beehive, illness

 PROSSER, Ivor W C, Chief Engine Room Artificer, P/M 4787, died


FAA, 810 Sqn, Indefatigable, air operations

 JAMES, David M, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, DOW


FAA, 827 Sqn, Colossus, air crash

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

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

 THOMSON, James S, Ty/Leading Airman, FAA/FX 87104, MPK

 TOMLINSON, Kenneth J, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK

 WARREN, Patrick, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK

 WILCOX, Roy L, Ty/Leading Airman, FAA/FX 87042, MPK


FAA, 848 Sqn, Formidable, accident

 JUPP, Donald G, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, DOW


Godwit, illness

 ERRINGTON, John F, Ty/Lieutenant (A), RNVR, died


Laburnam, as POW

 WINTER, Charles W, Lieutenant (Sp), Malayan RNVR, died



 JONES, James T, Able Seaman, C/JX 367001, DOWS


ML.904, surface gunfire

 MCMENEMY, William, Able Seaman, P/JX 521677, MPK


President III, illness

 ROBINSON, Verdun L, Petty Officer, D/JX 184939, died


Saumarez, surface action

 ELLIOTT, Harry P, Ty/Act/Leading Stoker, D/KX 155812, killed

 HENDRY, Daniel, Stoker 1c, D/KX 599390, killed



 NESS, Ronald, Act/Able Seaman, C/JX 731828, MPK


Victorious, enemy action

 JEALOUS, Bernard C, Ty/Act/Lieutenant, RNVR, DOW


Virago, bombing

 CROWTHER, Joseph, Ty/Leading Steward, C/LX 23800, killed

 JAMES, Frederick, Assistant Cook (S), C/MX 71945, killed

 PAGE, Ernest C, Steward, C/LX 26581, killed

 STYLES, John A, Able Seaman, C/JX 658452, killed

 TITTERINGTON, Robert, Sick Berth Attendant, C/MX 82444, killed



Thursday, 17 May 1945



 BRADY, Alexander, Able Seaman, D/JX 162071, DOWS


Empire Arquebus

 JEFFREY, John, Marine, CH/X 110180, DOWS


Encounter, as POW

 WALKER, Harry, Engine Room Artificer 1c, C/M 34377, died


FAA, 1836 Sqn, Victorious, air operations

 HARDIMAN, Kenneth W, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR DOI


Hornet, illness

 RUSBRIDGE, Richard T, Stoker 1c, P/KX 87951, died



 DAVIES, William, Sick Berth Petty Officer (R), D/SBR/X 6293, DOWS

 DAY, Ronald A, Petty Officer, P/SSX 25208, DOWS


LCT, presumed 124th Flotilla, in Far East

 CHARLES, Thomas W, Telegraphist, C/JX 614544, killed


RM 45 Commando

 KERR, Francis, Ty/Sergeant, RM, EX 4139, DOWS


Robin, illness

 MCDOUGAL, Ronald, Air Fitter (L), FAA/FX 668065, died


Rooke, illness

 HACKETT, Leonard, Lieutenant Commander, RNVR, died


Royal Albert

 LAWN, Russell K, Marine, PO/X 115558 (T), DOWS


Stalker, illness

 JONES, Alfred, Able Seaman, D/JX 641603, died


Victorious, deck crash

 BANNING, William A L, Ty/Lieutenant (A), RNVR, DOI

 GROVES, Edward H, Petty Officer Stoker, P/MX 79846, DOI


Victory, illness

 SQUIRES, Peter H, Able Seaman, P/JX 386977, died



Friday, 18 May 1945


C.38, tug

 BENTLEY, Edward, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 565145, DOWS



 PEASLEY, Edward J, Act/Leading Seaman, P/JX 166792, DOWS


Exeter, as POW

 BRIGHTMAN, Harold L, Marine, PLY/1874, died


FAA, 827 Sqn, Colossus, air crash

 LEIGH, Geoffrey F E C, Petty Officer Pilot, FAA/FX 90822, MPK

 RANDLE, Eric F, Ty/Leading Airman, FAA/FX 113687, MPK


Fanac 51, tug

 BROWN, Robert W, Able Seaman, D/JX 348457 (Lanka), DOWS


Golden Hind

 LEWIS, David T, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 652712, DOWS


Penguin (RAN), accident

 ALFORD, Peter A, Able Seaman, S 7960 (RANR), killed


Ringtail, illness

 AMEY, James, Chief Petty Officer, P/239412, died



Saturday, 19 May 1945


Exeter, as POW

 MACFARLANE, John W, Act/Leading Seaman, D/JX 157360, died


FAA, 709 Sqn, Vulture, air crash

 GROGAN, Jack A, Sub Lieutenant, RCNVR, killed



 MCLAUGHLIN, Russell L, Petty Officer Writer, V/34407 (RCNVR), died



 FERGUSON, Henry, Stoker 1c, P/KX 158390, DOWS


Mount Wise, illness

 HAYWOOD, William H, Chief Yeoman of Signals, D/220540, died



 HEWITT, William G, Ty/Act/Leading Seaman, D/SSX 28904, killed

 RILEY, William G, Able Seaman, P/SSX 24001, killed


RM Engineers

 STEWART, Robert J, Marine, RME 13360, DOWS


Royal Albert

 VENNING, John A J, Assistant Steward, C/SLX 645232, killed


Talwar (RIN)

 AZAD, K (initial only), Ordinary Telegraphist, 24873 (RIN), died



Sunday, 20 May 1945


Borde, illness

 READ, William G, Lieutenant, RNR, died


Exeter, as POW

 BURROWS, William G L, Act/Petty Officer Telegraphist, D/J 32682, died


FAA, 1836 Sqn, Victorious, air operations

 EDMUNDSON, James B, Act/Lieutenant Commander, MPK



 HOBBS, Norman V, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 631716, MPK


Patella, steamship, as POW illness

 BLAIR, Frederick, Able Seaman, D/JX 267052, died


Vernon, illness

 FISHER, Norman A, Py/Electrical Mechanic, D/MX 741468, died



Monday, 21 May 1945


Eland, illness

 STUCKEY, Ronald, Chief Yeoman of Signals, D/J 69654, died


Erebus, road accident

 GUEST, Raymond, Able Seaman, P/JX 523938, killed


Europa, illness

 HIDE, Charles W, Skipper, RNR, died



 JUKES, Leslie, Ty/Leading Seaman, C/SSX 17273, DOWS


MFV.1079, illness

 ALDIS, James F W, Petty Officer, RNPS, LT/JX 205433, died


Protector (RCN)

 WHALLEY, Rev Clement K, Chaplain 3c, RCN, died


Saumarez, surface action

 MARTIN, William G A, Leading Stoker, D/KX 93487, DOW


Tern, as POW

 POLLITT, Robert H, Act/Leading Stoker, P/KX 83981, died



Tuesday, 22 May 1945


Colombo, light cruiser, explosion

 MARTIN, Edward E C, Ty/Gunner (T), died, buried at Colombo, Ceylon (Sri Lanka)



 SLATER, George, Cook, D/MX 107402, DOWS


FAA, 761 Sqn, Dipper, air crash

 LANGELAND, Reidar D, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


FAA, 802 Sqn, Condor, air crash

 VAN DER BRINK, Marinus L, Sub Lieutenant, RNethN, DOW


LCT.2487, illness

 HARDY, George I, Able Seaman, C/JX 409137, died


LCT.552, lost overboard

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


South African Naval Force

 VAN AARDT, S (Initial Only), Stoker, CN/721490 (SANF), died


Stronghold, as POW

 TAYLOR, William B, Act/Leading Seaman, P/SSX 18852, died



Wednesday, 23 May 1945


Arbiter, accident

 WHITTAKER, Paul, Leading Stoker, D/KX 106476, DOWS



 CROFTS, William R, Fireman, RTP R 205500, killed


Cyclops, road accident in Norway

 HARSANT, Peter, Able Seaman, C/SSX 20306, killed


Dolphin, road accident in Norway

 HOWARD, Walter C D, Engine Room Artificer 4c, D/MX 508074, killed

 LINDON, Frederick G, Act/Engine Room Artificer 4c, P/MX 503521, killed


FAA, 718 Sqn, Dipper, air crash

 GOODWIN, Oliver R, Ty/Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed

 STEPHENS, Peter W, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


FAA, 886 Sqn, Ruler, air crash

 NAPIER, Robert D, Ty/Act/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


FAA, 1834 Sqn, Victorious, air crash

 RALSTON, Alexander C, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


Fort Ramsay (RCN)

 KENNEDY, Gerald F, Cook (S), V/37827 (RCNVR), died


Khedive, illness

 KASSOVITON, Maurice, Stoker, NAP R/314434, died



 PHILLIPS, Thomas E, Able Seaman, P/JX 699172, DOWS


Lotus, illness

 ROBB, Anthony D, Able Seaman, D/JX 649630, died


RM Transport Group, illness

 UNDERWOOD, Alan E, Lieutenant, RM, died



Thursday, 24 May 1945


Exeter, as POW

 BURCH, Arthur J, Telegraphist, D/J 28741, died


FAA, 1790 Sqn, Puncher, air crash

 CARISS, Peter, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed



 SYMON, John B, Ty/Act/Leading Air Mechanic (O), FAA/SFX 2465, DOWS


Gregale, illness

 BROWN, Arthur G, Motor Mechanic, P/MX 99395, died


Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service

 MCGILL, Margaret A, WRNS, W/4572 (WRCNS), died



Friday, 25 May 1945


Brontosaurus, illness

 MASON, Norman, Stoker 1c, P/SS 122201, died


Copra, illness

 BROADWAY, Horace, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, died


Encounter, as POW

 KNIGHT, Brian W S, Able Seaman, C/JX 172664, died


FAA, 759 Sqn, Heron, air crash

 MCDONALD, John O, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR DOI



 SMITH, William A, Signalman, P/JX 386687, DOWS



 BOND, William R, Leading Telegraphist, P/JX 160268, DOWS

 GRAY, Donald L, Stoker 2c, RNPS, LT/KX 615713, illness, died


ML.1469, illness

 LYON, Hugh, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 658220, died


Tintagel Castle

 LOWNDES, Alfred G, Stoker 1c, D/KX 137990, DOWS



Saturday, 26 May 1945


Activity, illness

 WAUCHOPE, Colin, Captain, died


Colac (RAN), shore gunfire

 SHUTE, Brian M P, Steward, F 4189 (RANR), killed

 SMITH, Stanley R, Able Seaman, 22194 (RAN), DOW


Exeter, as POW

 HOCKING, Leonard J, Stoker 1c, D/KX 94495, died


FAA, 766 Sqn, Nightjar, air crash

 GAIGER, Thomas, Ty/Act/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK

 JAMIESON, Ian A C, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


FAA, 1792 Sqn, Daedalus, air crash

 STAMPER, Rodney O S, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed



 EVANS, Walter J, Act/Corporal, RM, PO/X 22564, DOWS


RM 44 Commando

 O'REILLY, John, Marine, PLY/X 108268, DOWS


RM Plymouth Division, illness

 FAIRALL, Francis H J, Quartermasteraster Sergeant, RM, PLY/20002, died



Sunday, 27 May 1945


Discovery (RCN)

 BILLINGS, George J, Stoker 1c, A/3104 (RCNR), died


Drake, illness

 WHITE, Cyril C, Able Seaman, D/JX 417412, DOWS


FAA, 761 Sqn, Macaw, air crash

 OWEN, Wilfred A, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed



 GILZEAN, Douglas O, Stoker 2c, C/KX 709572, DOWS


Pembroke, illness

 BOOTH, Cecil P, Chief Petty Officer, C/J 33239, died


Sultan, as POW

 HEALEY, Gordon A, Marine, PLY/X 2213, died



Monday, 28 May 1945


Electra, as POW

 WOOD, Samuel R R, Engine Room Artificer 3c, D/MX 52124, died


Europa, illness

 SMITH, Leslie A, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 198731, died


FAA, 1771 Sqn, Implacable, air crash

 STEVENSON, Harry J S, Ty/Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK



Tuesday, 29 May 1945


Donnacona (RCN)

 WHITEFORD, Matthew G, Cook (S), V/592 (RCNVR), died



 DAVISON, Jonathon, Stoker 1c, C/KX 690621, DOWS


LCT.1227, illness

 HILL, Leslie, Wireman, D/MX 514503, died


Mars, steamship

 WHITE, Andrew W R, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 267157, (President III, O/P), MPK


Perth (RAN), as POW

 MORRISS, George B, Able Seaman, 23670 (RAN), died


St Angelo, illness

 SCHEMBRY, Guiseppe, Able Seaman, E/J 91714, died



Wednesday, 30 May 1945


Bee, illness

 GEARY, William J, Stoker 1c, D/311732, died


FAA, 827 Sqn, Colossus, air crash

 BOYLE, Kenneth A, Ty/Leading Airman, FAA/FX 113671, MPK

 GRAY, John E, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK

 MITCHELL, Claude W, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


FAA, 1843 Sqn, Napthorne, air crash

 VOGAN, Kenneth E, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


FAA, 1851 Sqn, Venerable, air crash

 MALINS, Clive, Ty/Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK

 MCDONALD, Douglas J, Act/Lieutenant Commander (A), MPK



 ROSSI, Alfred J, Able Seaman, P/JX 368871, DOWS



 LOASBY, Ronald W G, Able Seaman, P/JX 236820, DOWS



Thursday, 31 May 1945


Europa FULTON, Hugh S, Engineman, RNPS, LT/KX 119759, illness, died


Exeter, POW's

 CASTRO, George W, Ty/Act/Petty Officer, D/JX 147705, died

 THOM, Allan D, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 184602, died

 WRIGHT, Robert, Able Seaman, D/J 94639, died


FAA, 767 Sqn, Merganser, air crash

 WEST, Donald, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


FAA, 809 Sqn, Stalker, air crash

 MACARTNEY, George S, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


RM Portsmouth Division

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


Vernon, Mine Disposal, Holland

 GOODMAN, George H, Ty/Act/Lieutenant Commander, RNVR, killed

Lt-Cdr Goodman, who was carrying out bomb and mine-disposal work in Holland 1944/45, was killed at Den Haag. Together with Lieutenants Kirkland and Saull (see 12 May), he is commemorated in the Dutch EOD Museum at Soesterberg - with thanks to retired Dutch EOD Captain Antoon Meijers 17 Feb 12.


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