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


Edited by Gordon Smith, Naval-History.Net


V-class submarine, HMS Vandal

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on to August 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

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(3) Link to Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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




Background Events - May-September 1945

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



Sunday, 1 July 1945


Coaticook (RCN)

 SCHRYBURT, Edward A, Petty Officer, V/6290 (RCNVR), died



 NORTH, Roy H, Ordnance Mechanic 4c, P/MX 89965, illness, died


RAF, 160 Training Unit, air crash

 ADDISON-SCOTT, William G, Lieutenant (A), RNVR (Goldcrest), killed



 PESTER, William V, Able Seaman, P/SSX 20201, road accident, died



Monday, 2 July 1945


Aries, mined

 BARNES, Maurice D, Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK

 JOHNSTON, Thomas, Able Seaman, P/JX 264506, MPK

 SPINAGE, Frederick T, Able Seaman, P/JX 252577, DOW



 STEWART, Robert W G, Surgeon Rear Admiral, illness, died



 GREIG, David, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 141716, MPK


FAA, 717 Sqn, Merganser, air crash

 CUNNINGHAM, George N, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


FAA, 1791 Sqn, Daedalus, air crash

 HOLDEN, Gordon H, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK



 MARSHALL, David, Stoker 1c, C/KX 113330, DOWS


President III

 REEVES, Ernest J, Petty Officer, P/J 30895, illness, died


RN Hospital, Haslar

 YATES, Albert, Sick Berth Attendant, RNR, P/X 7643, illness, died


RN Naval Party 1734

 PEARSON, Leslie A, Marine, PO/X 110785 (Royal Albert), DOWS


Royal Albert

 COOMBER, David A, Ordinary Signalman, C/JX 580710, DOWS



 RUSSELL, James S, Ordinary Signalman, P/JX 579188, illness, died



Tuesday, 3 July 1945


Aries, mined

 EATHERALL, James, Leading Wireman, C/MX 97237, DOW



 WILCOXON, Edward, Able Seaman, D/JX 553229, illness, died


Empire Denis

 GILFILLAN, James, Donkeyman, 1116399 NAP, MPK



 MCLEAN, Hector, Act/Engine Room Artificer 4c, C/MX 748605, DOWS



 HUMPHRIES, Arthur A, Able Seaman, C/JX 373757, DOWS



 PRICE, Eric A, Leading Seaman, D/JX 218996, illness, died



 POWELL, Ted, Act/Leading Stoker, P/KX 128141, DOWS



Wednesday, 4 July 1945



 AVELING, Brian W, Ordinary Seaman, FAA/FX 720372, illness, died



 SHEPHERD, Joseph W J, Leading Supply Assistant, P/MX 105890, illness, died


FAA, 786 Sqn, Daedalus, air crash

 GAMBRILL, Edward B, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNZNVR, killed


FAA, 786 Sqn, Jackdaw, air crash

 BARKER, Basil, Ty/Leading Airman, FAA/FX 614751, killed

 STOKES-ROBERTS, Rowland E, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK



 SHETCLIFFE, Thomas W, Air Mechanic (O) 1c, FAA/FX 587214, DOWS



 MONTEBELLO, Emanuele, Petty Officer Cook, E/L 13605, DOWS


Pellicula, steamship

 ASH, Edward E, Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 349985, (President III, O/P), lost overboard, MPK


RN (Malay Section)

 ABDUL, Jalil B H, Leading Seaman, MN 245 (Malay Section), POW, died



 RODHAM, John T, Petty Officer, P/JX 149922, illness, died



 TREVOR, Olivia A, 3rd Officer WRNS, road accident, died



 INGLIS, John D P, Able Seaman, P/JX 322990, DOWS



Thursday, 5 July 1945


Belinda, steamship

 LEEDER, Raymond P, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), C/JX 640324, (President III, O/P), DOWS


FAA, 759 Sqn, Heron, air crash

 HUTLEY, Kenneth J, Act/Petty Officer Pilot, FAA/FX 669323, killed


FAA, 759 Sqn, Macaw, air crash

 THAXTER, Ronald J, Ty/Act/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


FAA, 896 Sqn, Ameer, air operations

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


Star of Pentland

 STUART, Walter, Leading Cook, RNPS, LT/MX 84549, illness, died



 SAND, Alexander, Lieutenant, RNVR, died



 MURPHY, John F, Warrant Air Officer, illness, died



Friday, 6 July 1945



 SUTHERLAND, Gordon B L, Stoker 1c, RNPS, LT/KX 529519, illness, died



 BONE, John, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, illness, died



 HARRIS, Frank, Musician, RMB/X 1145, POW, died



 CRESSWELL, John C, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, illness, died


Royal Indian Navy

 FAIZ, Ahmad, Able Seaman, 100763 (RIN), died



 ROBERTSON, Laurence G, Act/Shipwright 4c, C/MX 96621, DOWS



Saturday, 7 July 1945


Drake I

 FEWINGS, Francis G W, Able Seaman, D/JX 251480, illness, died


FAA, 896 Sqn, Ameer, air operations

 NORRIS, Ralph M, Ty/Act/Lieutenant Commander (A), RNVR, MPK



 MARRIN, George E, Able Seaman, P/JX 175968, DOWS



 CLARKE, Robert T E, Assistant Steward, NAP R 224126, drowning, died



 MASSEY, Malcolm, Engine Room Artificer 4c, C/MX 119286, illness, died


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

 FALLS, Walter G, Able Seaman, S 6543 (RANR), killed

 INGLETON, Reginald M, Ty/Act/Major, RM (Detachment 385), killed



Sunday, 8 July 1945



 GOODING, Cecil H, Stoker 2c, D/KX 600496, DOWS


Dalhousie (RIN), illness

 JAYNE, Harold E, Lieutenant (Sp), RINVR, died


Dragon, as POW

 BRENNAN, James E, Chief Petty Officer, 67417 (SANF), died


Exeter, as POW

 PEARSON, Edward R, Telegraphist, D/JX 170903, died


FAA, 767 Sqn, Peewit, air crash

 BROWNE, Barrie H, Ty/Act/Petty Officer Airman, 7778 (RNZN), killed


La Nantaise, ship loss

 ALLAN, Maurice S, Ordinary Signalman, RNPS, LT/JX 672792, MPK

 BAKER, George A E, Skipper, RNR, MPK

 BETTS, William F, Leading Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 205304, MPK

 BRAYSHAW, Albert, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 278445, MPK

 FINLAYSON, James, Seaman, RNR (PS), LT/X 9438 B, MPK

 FOSTER, William, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 222817, MPK

 KNOX, Charles S, Telegraphist, RNPS, LT/JX 344661, MPK

 MCINTYRE, John, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 144240, MPK

 NEWPORT, Henry, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 287476, MPK

 POPAY, Henry C, 2nd Hand, RNPS, LT/JX 173531, MPK


LST.346, drowning

 CANNELL, Douglas H, Lieutenant (E), RNR, MPK



Monday, 9 July 1945



 HOLLEY, Alfred H, Stoker 1c, R/KX 603312, DOWS



 CAIN, Peter, Able Seaman, C/JX 397768, killed


Byrsa, accident

 MARTIN, Cyril E, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, died


FAA, 889 Sqn, Ringtail, air crash

 HARDY, Leonard, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


Royal Indian Naval Volunteer Reserve

 MAYAN, Thuruthalakath T, Sub Lieutenant, RINVR, died


Stadacona (RCN)

 MATTHEWS, Russell G, Able Seaman, V/66944 (RCNVR), died



 HORNER, Robert L, Marine, EX/4226, DOWS


Thruster, drowning

 MULHOLLAND, James, Greaser, NAP R/225404, died



 SHEARER, Norman, Leading Stoker, P/KX 128809, MPK

 THOMAS, Edwin C, Engine Room Artificer 3c, P/MX 55974, MPK



Tuesday, 10 July 1945


Collingwood, rail accident

 MCLACHLAN, Edward G, Able Seaman, 3038 (RNZN), killed


Golden Hind

 CARLETON, Edward, Seaman, LT/JX 305456, DOWS


Kurd, ship loss

 AITKEN, Thomas A, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 656932, MPK

 BARRETT, Roy, Ty/Act/Lieutenant Commander, RNR, MPK

 BASSETT, William, Leading Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 202145, MPK

 BOND, John G, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 547404, MPK

 BRAY, Kenneth G, Stoker 2c, RNPS, LT/KX 726262, MPK

 BUNNETT, Arthur G, Ordinary Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 220704, MPK

 FAULKNER, Dennis R H, Signalman, RNPS, LT/JX 325654, MPK

 GRIFFITHS, Frederick W H, Leading Cook, RNPS, LT/MX 87803, MPK

 GUEST, Insull C, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 154627, MPK

 LOWE, Cyril G, Petty Officer, RNPS, LT/JX 301287, MPK

 MCQUADE, Patrick J, Telegraphist, RNPS, LT/JX 360701, MPK

 RANSON, Edward H F, Engineman, RNPS, LT/KX 101590, MPK

 SPOONER, Edwin H, Chief Engineman, RNPS, LT/KX 116784, MPK

 WARE, Vincent, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 409890, MPK

 WOODEN, Ronald W, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK

 WRIGHT, Charles R, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 318499, MPK


Lanka, illness

 WILLIAMS, Lloyd D, Ordinary Seaman, 9300 (RNZN), died


ML.346, accident

 WOOD, Frank, Ty/Act/Leading Seaman, C/JX 260095, DOWS


President, illness

 VAN CLEEF, Alexander, Lieutenant, RNVR, died


Sultan, as POW

 HEYWOOD, Robert F, Act/Petty Officer, D/JX 143423, (ex-Prince of Wales), died


Victory, illness

 BARKBY, Joseph E, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, died



Wednesday, 11 July 1945


Australia (RAN), illness

 BRIGLIA, Antonio M, Bandsman, 25969 (RAN), died



 DOWNIE, John, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 258912, MPK

 DUFF, John, Engineman, RNPS, LT/KX 108974, MPK


Cumberland, illness

 BURTON, Austin C, Marine, CH/X 2427, died


Daedalus, illness

 WORTH, William G, Air Artificer 4c, FAA/FX 79723, died


Dalhousie (RIN)

 MUHAMMAD, A (initial only) K, Able Seaman, 13761 (RIN), died

 RAMAYYA, S (initial only), Able Seaman, 18761 (RIN), died


Drake, illness

 DRUMMOND, John E, Able Seaman, D/JX 651558, died

 PAUL, Alonzo, Leading Cook, D/M 11251, died


FAA, 879 Sqn, Attacker, air crash

 FOXON, Allan W K, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


Jupiter, as POW

 COLLINS, John, Able Seaman, C/JX 213598, died


Proserpine, illness

 LUFF, James F, Petty Officer, P/J 10625, died


RM Plymouth Division, road accident

 ROBINSON, Percy, Marine, PLY/21616, died


Sheba, air crash

 DEWHURST, Robert E, Lieutenant, RNVR, killed


Stadacona (RCN)

 CHIPMAN, Lawrence F, Lieutenant (S), RCNVR), died


Vernon, illness

 POINTING, Zillwood A, Chief Electrical Artificer, P/MX 54283, died


Vox, V-class submarine

 MUNRO, Hector C S, Able Seaman, C/JX 394662, died



Thursday, 12 July 1945


Burma RNVR

 SAW, Bat, Able Seaman, 896 (Burma RNVR), MPK


Drake, illness

 MACINTOSH, Albert F, Able Seaman, D/JX 196729, died


Encounter, as POW

 BANKS, Eric, Able Seaman, C/JX 169556, died



 LOUGHLIN, James, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 198430, DOWS


Sultan, as POW

 SHEARGOLD, Kenneth, Stoker 2c, C/KX 127552, died


Uganda (RCN)

 RORISON, Robert J, Stoker, 22142 (RCN), MPK



Friday, 13 July 1945


Bermuda, light cruiser, road accident

 ARMSTRONG, Kenneth, Able Seaman, D/JX 418823, DOWS


Black Prince, AA cruiser

 WOMACK, James W, Able Seaman, D/SSX 18487, killed


Eastview (RCN)

 WOODMAN, Donald F, Telegraphist, V/11980 (RCNVR), died


Nelson, battleship, illness

 LOVEJOY, Ronald T G, Stoker 1c, P/KX 663894, died


Perth (RAN), light cruiser, as POW, bombing in Japan

 JOHNSON, Thomas C, Act/Petty Officer, 21945 (RAN), killed

 MAJOR, Patrick W, Ordinary Seaman, PM 3870 (RANR), killed

 MILLS, Keith W E, Able Seaman, S 4074 (RANR), killed


Royal New Zealand Navy, as POW

 VERRY, Maurice W, Py/Writer, 3115 (RNZN), died


Smiter, escort carrier

 BARTLETT, Frederick G, Ty/Act/Leading Seaman, C/JX 160224, MPK


Test, frigate, enemy action

 ALLEN, Raymond A E, Able Seaman, D/JX 418823, killed

 HUSTLER, Gordon H, Lieutenant, RNR, killed

 SANDERS, Donald, Able Seaman, 585828 (SANF), DOWS

 (with thanks) Lt Hustler had previously served with light cruiser Manchester, battleship Duke of York and light cruiser Edinburgh before joining the original draft of HMS Test in late 1942. While based at Londonderry, her base ship had been HMS Ferret. At the time of his death, Gordon was Test's navigator, and of Raymond and Donald, one was coxswain of her motor launch and the other had joined just before she sailed from Rangoon for Operation Adoption. They were to gather intelligence on Japanese movements along the Burmese coast around Tavoy Point on the Tavoy River. Test sent a party in, led by Lt Hustler, in her motor launch and as it neared the shore, a Japanese observation post opened fire with a heavy machine gun (possibly 7.7mm) and rifles, the three men were killed and others wounded. One of the crew who survived was Mr Claude Waring. The information was provided by Phill Townsely, whose late father was wounded at the same time, and is confirmed by Gordon Adams, Lt Hustler's nephew.


Unicorn (RCN)

 NESBITT, John W, Ordinary Signalman, V/75306 (RCNVR), died


Wildfire, illness

 JONES, Samuel G, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, died



Saturday, 14 July 1945


Bengal (RIN)

 AHMAD, Husain, Petty Officer, 1935 (RIN), died


Diadem, drowning

 PRITCHARD, Robert J, Stoker 1c, P/KX 165107, died


FAA, 818 Sqn, Merganser, air crash

 ALLEN, Derek, Ty/Act/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


FAA, 818 Sqn, Owl, air crash

 HIRST, James, Ty/Act/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed

 SEMPLE, William, Ty/Leading Airman, FAA/FX 61736, killed


Hamla I (RIN)

 KUNHI, Nair K, Steward, 29078 (RIN), died



 COWELL, Harry, Able Seaman, P/JX 269583, DOWS



 CALLAGHAN, Joseph, Ordinary Telegraphist, P/JX 619384, DOWS



 HUSSEIN, Sheik Dawood S G, Sailmaker, T.124, died


Niobe (RCN)

 LINWOOD, Donald J, Signalman, V/31171 (RCNVR), died


Royal Naval Patrol Service

 MAIN, Adam J, Leading Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 242834, DOWS


Smiter, illness

 MORGAN, Eric E, Able Seaman, C/JX 125103, died


Thruster, illness

 GRIMES, John H, Able Seaman, C/JX 648953, died



 SULLIVAN, John, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 280963, DOWS



 MARCH, James H G, Convoy Signalman (DEMS), C/JX 227366, DOWS


Woolwich, illness

 MCDONNELL, John J, Petty Officer Stoker, P/KX 92056, died



Sunday, 15 July 1945



 JACK, William J, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, died


RM Chatham Division

 HANAHOE, John, Marine, CH/X 106139, DOWS


Royal Navy

 ORCHARD, Donald, Air Mechanic 2c, FAA/FX 577045, died


Victory, illness

 DAVIES, Benjamin E, Able Seaman, P/JX 398071, died



Monday, 16 July 1945


Badger, illness

 WALKER, Arthur W, Leading Seaman, C/1301 E, died


Exeter, as POW

 STUBBS, Peter G, Boy 1c, D/JX 184644, died


FAA, 736 Sqn, Vulture, air crash

 FRATER, John C, Ty/Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK

 SAXON, William H, Ty/Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


FAA, 896 Sqn, Empress, air crash

 PETERSON, Harry, Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


Liffey, illness

 DAVIS, Aubrey J, Stoker 2c, RNPS, LT/KX 724287, died


Newcastle, accident

 HENDERSON, James, Petty Officer, D/JX 159283, killed


Nile, illness

 STRONG, Alan N, Lieutenant, RNVR, died


President, air accident

 BARNES, Keith D B, Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK


RM Depot Deal, illness

 COOKE, Mary, WRNS, N/WRNS 45150, died


RN Naval Party 2746

 BUNN, George A, Able Seaman, D/J 29095 (Royal Albert), DOWS


Sultan, as POW

 COLQUHOUN, David, Petty Officer Stoker (Pens), C/K 62803, died



Tuesday, 17 July 1945


Athlete, ship loss

 CLARK, Walter L, Donkeyman, RTP/R 65780, MPK

 MACDONALD, Alexander, Ordinary Seaman, RTP/R 269779, MPK

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


FAA, 759 Sqn, Heron, air crash

 NORCOTT, Harry, Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed

 WENYON, Louis M, Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


Hotham, accident

 HOLMES, Henry P, Stoker 1c, C/KX 575615, killed


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

 JOHNSON, Kenneth, Sick Berth Attendant, D/MX 574278, DOW



 BRYARS, Victor, Stoker 1c, D/KX 102570, died


LST.352, illness

 JOHNSTONE, William B, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 389973, died


Sutlej (RIN)

 ABDUL, Aziz, Able Seaman, 22723 (RIN), died



Wednesday, 18 July 1945


Athlete, ship loss

 ROBBINS, Herbert C, Quartermasteraster, RPT/R 122429, DOW


Colossus, illness

 LITTLE, David, Air Mechanic (L) 1c, FAA/FX 108072, died


Exeter, as POW

 YEO, Thomas G, Marine, PLY/X 3477, died


FAA, 1842 Sqn, Formidable, air operations

 STRADWICK, Walter T, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


FAA, 1845 Sqn, Formidable, air operations

 ASBRIDGE, William B, Ty/Lieutenant, RCNVR, MPK


Malayan RNVR, as POW

 DULLA, Bin A, Ordinary Seaman, SE/X 816 (Malayan RNVR), died


President III, illness

 WHITTAKER, James, Act/Able Seaman, C/JX 267583, died


Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve

 CRAIG, Henry R, Leading Patrolman, V/63822 (RCNVR), died


Sea Serpent, illness

 MAIR, Walter P, Leading Seaman, P/JX 145480, died


Seabelle II

 SHEIKH, Yusuf M, Bhandary, 46210 NAP, MPK


Sultan, as POW

 WILMOT, John C, Ty/Act/Leading Cook, D/MX 50500, died



Thursday, 19 July 1945


Copra, illness

 SPENCER, George W, Able Seaman, P/JX 388680, died


Golden Hind, air crash

 GOVETT, Leonard E R, Act/Commander, RNVR, (O/P), killed

 MORRIS, Eric, Leading Steward, P/LX 22687, (O/P), killed

 NOLAN, Colm, Ty/Surgeon Lieutenant, RNVR, (O/P), killed



 HALL, Kenneth W, Supply Assistant, C/MX 676156, DOWS


LCT.412, illness

 ROSCOE, George, Able Seaman, D/JX 241071, died


Lothian, air crash

 ROPER, James G, Captain, killed


Montclare, air crash

 BASS, James E, Ty/Commander, RNVR, killed

 BYRNE, Henry P, Act/Lieutenant Commander, killed


RAF, 1315 Flt, Malabar, air crash

 HARVEY, John D, Act/Captain, killed


South African Naval Force

 WELCOME, J (Initial Only) J, Able Seaman, CN/72270 (SANF), died



Friday, 20 July 1945


FAA, 888 Sqn, Emperor, as POW

 THOMLINSON, John W, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, died


FAA, 1836 Sqn, Victorious, as POW

 BURNS, Robert H, Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


Golden Hind, accident

 DOLLIMORE, George F, Chief Canteen Manager, C/NX 714239, killed


Lanka, as POW

 MAXWELL, John, Act/Major, RM, killed

 SMITH, Ernest C, Ty/Act/Colour Sergeant, RM, EX/SR 8111, killed



 HANNAN, John J, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 302808, DOWS


Nigeria, accident

 YOUNG, John, Steward, P/LX 572166, DOWS



 PUCKEY, Henry C, Chief Steward, 1038030 NAP, MPK


Yeoman, illness

 ELLIS, Arthur, Leading Stoker, C/KX 116968, died



Saturday, 21 July 1945



 CHERRY, Wilfred E, Leading Supply Assistant, P/MX 83750, DOWS


Drake, illness

 WHITE, Albert J, Chief Petty Officer Steward, D/L 11524, died



 RAYFIELD, George C, Ty/Act/Petty Officer Stoker, C/KX 748525, DOWS


South African Naval Force

 VAN WYNGAARDT, F (initial only) A, Able Seaman, 585610 V (SANF), died



Sunday, 22 July 1945


Akbar (RIN)

 HAQ, N (initial only), Writer, 39884 (RIN), died



 ASSELOOS, Theodore J, Petty Officer, D/SB/JX 119, DOWS


Hochelaga (RCN)

 QUESNEL, Joseph L R, Able Seaman, V/60161 (RCNVR), died


Kenya RNVR

 ZAFANIA, Nahashon, Signalman, KN485 (Kenya RNVR), MPK



 CRIPPS, Arthur H, Telegraphist, P/JX 572099, DOWS


Proserpine, illness

 CURTIS, Walter, Stoker 1c, P/310539, died


Venus, illness

 BONSON, Raymond E, Able Seaman, D/JX 419123, died



 WARD, Henry B, Act/Able Seaman, C/JX 544636, DOWS



Monday, 23 July 1945


Arctic Explorer, illness

 TURNER, James H, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 160352, DOWS



 TETLOW, Eric, Ordnance Mechanic, D/MX 728519, MPK


Duke of York

 WHITE, Malcolm C, Leading Seaman, D/JX 305395, died


FAA, 759 Sqn, Heron, air crash

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


FAA, 761 Sqn, Dipper, air crash

 MCLEOD, Gordon E, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNZNVR, killed


Hamla II (RIN)

 GOVINDAN, K (initial only), Ordinary Telegraphist, 10879 (RIN), died


Lizard, illness

 CARTER, Ronald E, Able Seaman, P/JX 324481, died


Mastiff, ex-Norwegian whaler, illness

 FRASER-MACKENZIE, Thomas R D, Sub Lieutenant, RNR, died


Royal Albert

 SULLIVAN, William T, Boatswain, died



Tuesday, 24 July 1945


Adamant, air crash

 CLARKE, Reginald E, Ty/Lieutenant Commander, SANF, MPK



 MCCLUSKEY, William C, Able Seaman, P/JX 385926, DOWS

 RIGBY, Eric K, Able Seaman, P/JX 396480, DOWS


FAA, 801 Sqn, Implacable, air operations

 BEDORE, Glen E, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


FAA, 848 Sqn, Formidable, air operations

 FRANCIS, Alfred C, Ty/Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK

 RAWLINSON, Gordon C, Ty/Act/Petty Officer Airman, FAA/FX 703022, MPK


FAA, 880 Sqn, Implacable, air operations

 GRAHAM, David N, Sub Lieutenant (A), RNZNVR, MPK

 PATULLO, Douglas R, Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


FAA, 1771 Sqn, Implacable, air operations

 DOY, Neville G, Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed

 MORGAN, John T, Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


FAA, 1772 Sqn, Indefatigable, air operations

 GOODSELL, Maurice I J, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


FAA, 1842 Sqn, Formidable, air crash

 SWART, Bouke K, Sub Lieutenant (A), RNethN, killed


Gold Coast RNVR

 NEWMAN, Thomas I, Able Seaman, TN 412 (Gold Coast RNVR, MPK


Golden Hind

 FOWLER, David M, Marine, PLY/X 113039, killed

 REEVES, Charlie W, Marine, PO/X 5084, killed

 WHITE, Oliver F, Marine, PO/X 110353, killed


RM 45 Commando

 TONKS, Edward E L, Marine, PLY/X 106233, died


Squirrel, ship loss

 IRLAM, Neville, Stoker 2c, D/KX 178473, MPK

 POOLEY, Thomas F J, Act/Able Seaman, D/JX 569542, DOW in Nelson

 PRICE, Stanley R, Able Seaman, D/JX 269328, MPK

 SMALE, Hedley N, Steward, D/LX 22532, MPK

 THORNTON, Ernest S, Ty/Leading Steward, D/LX 26685, MPK

 WHINYATES, Stanley B, Able Seaman, D/JX 569788, MPK

 WOOLLCOTT, Leslie W, Steward, P/LX 508816, MPK


Sultan, as POW

 SPENCER, Victor, Ty/Act/Leading Seaman, D/SSX 23078, died



 SHANKS, Gordon O, Signalman, C/JX 375495, killed



 SINCLAIR, William, Engine Room Artificer 1c, P/MX 59288, DOWS



Wednesday, 25 July 1945


Drake, illness

 COLCOMBE, Edgar F, Chief Petty Officer Stoker, D/311856, died


Grasshopper , as POW

 SMITH, William E, Ty/Act/Petty Officer Stoker, P/KX 87116, died


Moncton (RCN)

 RUTHERFORD, Garnet E, Able Seaman, V/53024 (RCNVR), died


RM 3rd Heavy AA Regt

 CARR, George E, Marine, CH/X 103131, DOWS


Tamar, as POW

 TAYLOR, Arthur W F, Warrant Engineer, died


Victory, illness

 GREEN, Edward D W, Chief Petty Officer, P/J 21665, died



Thursday, 26 July 1945


4 Maritime Regt, RA

 STEWART, James T G, Bombardier, RA, 2760081, MPK


Defiance, illness

 PARKER, Cyril F, Petty Officer, D/JX135672, died



 BECKETT, Douglas P, Petty Officer Motor Mechanic, C/MX 502164, DOWS


Encounter, as POW

 FOGG, William C, Ty/Chief Petty Officer, C/JX 131350, died


FAA, 894 Sqn, Indefatigable, air crash

 GALL, Kenneth D, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR DOI


FAA, 896 Sqn, Ameer, air operations

 DEAN, Ian T, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed



 TELFORD, John W, Marine, PO/X 103885, DOWS


Pelican, illness

 ROBERTSON, William, Able Seaman, C/JX 398414, died


Peterel, as POW

 LIDINGTON, William H, Telegraphist, P/J 80117, died


Sultan, as POW

 HISSEY, Alfred G, Able Seaman, D/JX 185059, died



 ALDRIDGE, William T, Act/Able Seaman, P/JX 522320, MPK


Vestal, ship loss

 CUTHBERTSON, Robert A, Act/Leading Stoker, P/KX 109403, MPK

 FRENCH, William, Stoker 1c, P/KX 710345, DOW

 GOODY, Henry A, Stoker 1c, P/KX 88619, MPK

 HOPGOOD, Leslie R F, Stoker 1c, P/KX 152396, MPK

 JORDAN, Jack, Stoker 1c, P/KX 600989, MPK

 KING, Frank W, Leading Wireman, C/MX 97190, MPK

 MCLEOD, Henry N, Act/Petty Officer Stoker, P/KX 89871, MPK

 OAKLEY, Roy C, Stoker 1c, P/KX 160385, MPK

 PALING, Maurice J, Engine Room Artificer 4c, P/MX 117299, MPK

 STUBBS, James, Act/Engine Room Artificer 4c, P/MX 79900, MPK

 TILLING, Alfred W J, Engine Room Artificer 3c, P/MX 59689, MPK

 WALKER, Percy, Able Seaman, P/JX 189030, MPK

 WILSON, Derrick B, Act/Leading Stoker, P/KX 137209, MPK

 WOOD, Stanley, Cook (S), C/MX 536782, DOW



Friday, 27 July 1945


1 Maritime Regt, RA

 CAIRNEY, Robert, Gunner, RA, 1640604, MPK


Barracuda (RIN)

 NAIR, N (initial only) A R, Motor Engineer 1c, 76888 (RIN), died



 GOMPERS, Pauline M, Petty Officer WRNS, 43752, killed

 SQUIRES, Isobel F, Petty Officer WRNS, 68358, killed


Encounter, as POW

 GESS, Francis, Stoker 1c, RFR, C/KX 75268, died



 SPRIGGS, Arthur V, Able Seaman, D/JX 612271, DOWS


Pembroke, illness

 PATERSON, Harry B, Lieutenant Commander, RNR, died


Royal Indian Navy

 AMMATIL, Joseph, Apprentice Electrical Artificer, 12743 (RIN), died


Sultan, as POW

 BROPHY, John E, Ordinary Signalman, P/JX 226740, died


Victory, illness

 NORMAN, Albert J, Petty Officer, P/J 7096, died



Saturday, 28 July 1945



 DALE, Francis R, Leading Stoker, CSP R/300289, road accident, killed


Braganza III

 ATKINS, Ernest J, Signalman, C/JX 404737, accident, DOWS


Donnacona (RCN)

 FLOYD, Ruth, WRNS, W/4023 (WRCNS), died


FAA, 1772 Sqn, Indefatigable, air operations

 LA GRANGE, Antony M, Sub Lieutenant (A), SANF, MPK

 STEVENS, Charles P R, Ty/Lieutenant (A) RCNVR, MPK



 LOWTHER, James, Air Mechanic (L) 1c, FAA/FX 586302, DOWS



 LEACH, William N, Lieutenant Commander, RNVR, illness, died



 COLSON, Edward, Ty/Act/Leading Air Mechanic (A), FAA/FX 92832, DOWS


President III

 FIELDING, John, Petty Officer, C/JX 210216, illness, died



 JONES, Peter D V, Lieutenant, in captured junk, MPK



 STEWART, James, Act/Able Seaman, P/JX 522436, MPK



 MARTIN, Arthur E J, Lieutenant, illness, died



Sunday, 29 July 1945



 COOGAN, George J, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 601604, drowning, died


Daedalus II

 SUTTON, Charles H, Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, illness, died


FAA, 735 Sqn, Bambara, air crash

 KEELEY, Roy, Act/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR DOI


FAA, 1845 Sqn, Gannet, air crash

 KENNETT, Ronald G, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed



 LEWIS, Frances B, 3rd Officer, WRNS, illness, died



 BELL, J (Initial Only), Able Seaman, D/J 87201, illness, died


Merlin, air crash

 AMBLER, George H, Ty/Act/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed



 LLOYD, Thomas B, Air Mechanic (E) 1c, FAA/SFX 2692, DOWS



Monday, 30 July 1945



 KIRTON, John J, Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, illness, died


Cornwallis (RCN)

 GROSSMAN, Samuel, Sailmaker, V/71410 (RCNVR), died


FAA, 803 Sqn, Condor, air crash

 FORBES, Andrew S, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


FAA, 809 Sqn, Stalker, air crash

 DAVIS, Kenneth J, Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed

 MORRISON, Allan C S, Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


FAA, 880 Sqn, Implacable, air operations

 YATE, Douglas, Ty/Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


FAA, 887 Sqn, Indefatigable, air operations

 ALEXANDER, James D, Ty/Lieutenant (A), RNZNVR, MPK


FAA, 1836 Sqn, Victorious, air operations

 BENNETT, Peter D, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK


FAA, 1842 Sqn, Indefatigable, air operations

 ROSS, James F, Lieutenant (A), RCNVR, MPK



 SNOWDON, William V, Air Artificer 3, FAA/FX 75054, died


Golden Hind

 CORNISH, Arthur R, Leading Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 160308, DOWS


RM Portsmouth Division

 GORDON, George, Gunner, died



 WILSON, John E, Lieutenant, RNR, drowning, died



Tuesday, 31 July 1945



 WALDEN, Jim, Petty Officer Stoker, P/KX 83817, DOWS


FAA, 753 Sqn, Condor, air crash

 BURKE, William M, Act/Leading Airman, FAA/FX 705451, MPK

 BURTON, Edward C, Act/Leading Airman, FAA/FX 705120, MPK

 SUTHERLAND, James D, Ty/Act/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK


PALEMBANG RAIDS, Sumatra, Operation Meridian.

All shot down in January, taken prisoner and later executed around July 1945. The exact dates are  disputed


First Raid – 24 January 1945


FAA, 1830 Sqn, Illustrious, flying Corsair fighter-bomber

 BAXTER, Evan, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNZNR, killed


FAA, 1833 Sqn, Illustrious, flying Corsair fighter-bomber

 SHAW, Reginald J A, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed


FAA, 1839 Sqn, Illustrious, flying Hellcat fighter

 HABERFIELD, John K, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNZNR, killed


Second Raid – 29 January 1945


FAA, 849 Sqn, Victorious, flying two Avenger fighter-bombers

 One crew

 BARKER, Ivor, Ty/Act/Petty Officer Airman, FAA/FX 86731, killed

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

 ROEBUCK, Donald V, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed

 Second crew

 BURRENSTON, Kenneth M, Ty/Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed

 LINTERN, William E J, Ty/Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed

 MCRAE, William J S, Ty/Act/Petty Officer Airman, FAA/FX 96155, killed



Launceston (RAN)

 SMITH, John, Engineer Lieutenant, RANR (S), illness, died



 WARNER, Leslie R, Leading Seaman, P/JX 141641, illness, DOWS


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