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1945-2008 - Casualty Lists of the Royal Navy and Dominion Navies
Researched & compiled by Don Kindell

JANUARY-JUNE 1947 - in date, ship/unit & name order

HMS Venerable, light fleet aircraft carrier (Navy Photos, click to enlarge)

on to July-December 1947



(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) Click for lists by Name in the Casualties Homepage




(for ship information, go to Naval History Homepage and type name in Site Search)





INDIAN INDEPENDENCE on 15 August, separation of Indian Navy

(links - Britain's Small Wars)



Wednesday, 1 January 1947


Sultan, illness

 YA'AQUB, Bin I, Able Seaman, MN 1392 (Malay Section), (ex-Kedah), died



Thursday, 2 January 1947



 HANLEY, Frederick J, Stoker 1c, D/KX 101329, died


London, illness

 ROGERS, David, Able Seaman, C/JX 654038, died


Royal Arthur, illness

 FLINT, Kenneth J, Air Mechanic 2c, L/FX 796300, died


Victoria and Albert

 MARSHALL, Albert F, Chief Plumber, P/M 5458, died



Friday, 3 January 1947


Drake, illness

 HARRIS, Samuel R, Chief Petty Officer, D/J 115418, died



Saturday, 4 January 1947


Cape Wrath

 MUSSETT, Richard H F, Able Seaman, P/JX 632281, MPK


President III

 SEXTON, William J, Able Seaman, P/JX 311025, died



Sunday, 5 January 1947


Royal Naval Reserve

 SCOTT, David, Lieutenant, RNR, died



Monday, 6 January 1947


Moreton (RAN), accident

 FLETCHER, Douglas H, Stoker, B 5527 (RANR), killed


Pembroke, illness

 BARWICK, William G, Electrical Artificer 3c, C/MX 92634, died


RM Police

 ALLEN, Herbert, Sergeant, RM, PLY/RMP 564, died


Royal Navy

 FISHER, Albert, Stoker 1c, P/K 55904, died



 SHENTON, Harry, Able Seaman, C/JX 169104, died



Tuesday, 7 January 1947


5 Maritime Reg, RA

 WYBRANT, John I, Bombardier, RA, 4624513, killed



 SULLIVAN, Patrick D, Stoker 1c, D/KX 179811, died


Pembroke, illness

 ROPER, Leslie, Signalman, C/JX 360100, died


President III

 BEAVON, Frederick S, Leading Seaman, P/JX 224024, died


Royal Navy

 CARTER, Thomas, Chief Stoker, D/K 58676, died



Wednesday, 8 January 1947



 ADAMS, Ernest J, Able Seaman, D/JX 165767, died



 WILD, Walter F, Master at Arms, P/M 35812, died


Formidable, illness

 BEACHCROFT, Douglas J, Able Seaman, P/JX 734700, died


Pembroke, illness

 SIMPSON, Thomas H, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 400369, died


RM Chatham Division

 RIX, Arthur L, Sergeant, RM, CH/21803, died



Thursday, 9 January 1947


Pembroke, illness

 DENHAM, Walter W, Able Seaman, C/J 814895, died



 FRANKS, Christopher, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 267971, died



Friday, 10 January 1947


RM Chatham Division, illness

 WESTON, Ronald T G, Marine, CH/X 111608, died



Saturday, 11 January 1947


Royal Navy

 BEESE, John M, Lieutenant Commander, died



Sunday, 12 January 1947


Cochrane, illness

 HUTCHISON, Albert, Stoker 1c, P/KX 599836, died


Illustrious, illness

 HOPE, Albert E, Able Seaman, D/JX 286649, died


Royal Navy

 APPLETON, John E, Stoker 1c, C/K 63457, died

 BOLLINGTON, Walter, Chief Yeoman of Signals, C/224645, died



Monday, 13 January 1947



 FRANCE, Robert J, Petty Officer, P/JX 150953, died



Tuesday, 14 January 1947


Naval Ordnance Inspection Department of Admiralty, illness

 NIMMY, William A, Electrical Lieutenant, died


Royal Navy

 YOUNG, John E, Engine Room Artificer 3c, P/MX 89326, died


Victory III, illness

 TURNER, Eric A B, Steward, P/LX 20180, died



Wednesday, 15 January 1947


Pembroke, illness

 SMITH, Henry A, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KS 107831, died


Royal Naval Reserve

 COATES, Joseph S, Petty Officer Steward, RNR (PS), LT/X 21101, died



Friday, 17 January 1947


Beachy Head

 KING, Hugh V, Captain, MPK



 PURCELL, Thomas E, Leading Seaman, P/JX 150133, died



Saturday, 18 January 1947



 DONOVAN, William D, Petty Officer, C/239892, died



Sunday, 19 January 1947



 SULLIVAN, Jeremiah, Able Seaman, C/JX 241491, died



 SEALEY, William E, Air Mechanic 2c, L/FX 102143, died



Monday, 20 January 1947


Royal Navy

 MORGAN, Basil, Able Seaman, D/JX 174302, died

 SMITH, Edward, Chief Stoker, P/311176, died



 VAUGHAN, Sidney F, Engine Room Artificer 5c, D/MX 802130, died


Victory, illness

 BROADLEY, Kenneth W J, Able Seaman, P/JX 385272, died



Tuesday, 21 January 1947


Implacable, illness

 WRIGHT, Gordon W, Ordinary Seaman, D/SSX 789660, died


Royal Navy

 MACLEOD, James T J, Stoker 1c, C/KX 597466, died


St Vincent

 GATES, Frederick E, Marine, PO/20320, died


Victory II, illness

 BARNEY, Walter J, Stoker 1c, P/KX 80728, died



Wednesday, 22 January 1947


Bracon Dene

 DAVY, Charles, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 114182, died



 MERSEY, Richard, Radio Mechanic, P/SMX 790203, died



 HOLDEN, James, Commissioned Gunner, died


RM Plymouth Division

 FRIEND, Harry, Marine, PLY/X 1190, died


Royal Navy

 BADCOCK, Kenneth E, Captain (S), died



 PETERS, Bertie, Able Seaman, C/J59347, died



Thursday, 23 January 1947



 RAYBOULD, Horace L, Able Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 304408, died



 SEARS, Stanley R, Marine, PLY/X 3438, died



Friday, 24 January 1947



 BATTEN, Ernest C, Chief Ordnance Artificer 1c, D/M 7222, died

 WOODS, Frank, Petty Officer, D/JX 126029, died



Saturday, 25 January 1947


Royal Navy

 RILES, Charles C S, Leading Seaman, C/JX 504538, died


Victory, illness

 SMITH, Cyril, Mechanician 2c, P/KX 101934, died



Sunday, 26 January 1947



 MCGROTHER, John T, Stoker 2c, P/KX 114741, died


Scotia, illness

 CALVERT, William A, Ordinary Signalman, P/JX 799164, died


Wizard, drowning

 ROBY, Lawrence B, Telegraphist, D/JX 245884, died



Monday, 27 January 1947


Hunter (RCN)

 WOOD, Joseph E, Stoker 1c, V/58890 (RCNVR), died


RM Deal, illness

 BURTON, Percy W, Marine, PO/11373, died


Royal Navy

 WILSON, Albert A, Leading Stoker, P/KX 87356, died



Tuesday, 28 January 1947


Royal Navy

 MIDDLETON, William G, Petty Officer, P/44125, died


Victory, illness

 GOULD, Geoffrey F, Leading Writer, P/MX 582036, died

 ROSE, Robert B, Stoker 1c, P/KX 151111 (ex-Copra), died



Wednesday, 29 January 1947


RM 1 Commando Brigade

 FINCH-SMILES, John G A, Sergeant, RM, CH/X 790, died


RM 3 Commando Brigade, accident

 LEE, Rexley H E, Marine, PO/X 5904, died



Thursday, 30 January 1947


Nelson, illness

 MORGAN, Stephen P, Marine, P0/X 126338, died



Friday, 31 January 1947


Ark Royal

 WEBB, Frederick C, Engine Room Artificer 3c, P/MX 60342, died (presumably long term illness or injuries) 


Daedalus, illness

 BOWRING, William E B, Leading Air Mechanic (A), L/FX 78133, died


FAA, 825 Sqn, Warrior, air crash

 GAVEL, Clifford R, Lieutenant, RCN, killed

 TATTERSALL, Oswald W, Lieutenant Commander, MPK


Mersey, illness

 MACBRIDE, Donald, Greaser, NAP R/150979, died


Royal Navy

 HENDERSON, Claud D, Able Seaman, P/JX 641161, died

 PEARCE, William, Steward, D/LX 721947, died



Saturday, 1 February 1947



 BLAKEY, Ronald F, Able Seaman, D/JX 649622, MPK


Pembroke, illness

 SMALLWOOD, Henry D, Able Seaman, C/J 10082, died



Sunday, 2 February 1947


Marlborough, illness

 BASHAM, John F, Stores Assistant, C/MX 754322, died



 TURNBULL, James, Able Seaman, C/SSX 32877, died


Terror, drowning

 BIRNIE, William A, Able Seaman, D/JX 292422, died



Monday, 3 February 1947


FAA, 804 Sqn, Gannet, air crash

 KNIGHT, John R, Sub Lieutenant (A), killed


RM Portsmouth Division

 BAILEY, Charles T, Marine, PO/X 112330, died


Royal Naval Reserve

 SUTTON, Harold J, Leading Seaman, RNR (PS), LT/X 19514 A, died



 PUTT, Robert A W, Petty Officer Stoker, D/KX 86130, died



Tuesday, 4 February 1947


Drake, illness

 PERKINS, Arthur W, Leading Seaman, D/J 26571, died


Gannet, illness

 COOPER, Philip J, Petty Officer Air Mechanic (A), L/FX 75725, died



 HOWE, George E, Signalman, C/JX 169996, died


Victory, illness

 LIVESEY, Laurence, Able Seaman, P/JX 139853, died



Wednesday, 5 February 1947


Royal Navy

 FRIGGIERE, Emanuele, Able Seaman, E/J 78211, died



 READ, Thomas, Able Seaman, D/JX 303497, died



Thursday, 6 February 1947


FAA, 802 Sqn, Venerable, accident

 HEWITT, Bernard W, Sub Lieutenant (A), killed


Royal Navy

 SMITH, George C, Petty Officer, P/236070, died



 BERRY, James, Stoker 1c, C/K 16238, died



Friday, 7 February 1947


Defiance, illness

 MILLIGAN, William, Chief Petty Officer, C/J 111153, died


Fulmar, illness

 ROWBOTTOM, Norman, Air Mechanic (E), L/FX 774947, died



 SMITH, George E, Lieutenant Commander, died



 BARNETT, Clarence, Leading Air Mechanic, SFX 947, died



Saturday, 8 February 1947


Drake, illness

 CURBER, Alexander M, Ty/Warrant Shipwright, died



 CONLEN, Louis, Leading Stores Assistant, P/MX 725846, died


Penguin (RAN), illness

 HAYWARD, Alexander A W, Shipwright 2c, 21421 (RAN), died


Royal Navy Auxiliary Sick Berth Reserve

 ROSS, William, Leading Sick Berth Attendant, C/SBR 5178, died



Sunday, 9 February 1947


Goldcrest, RNAS, Pembrokeshire, Wales, exposure

 HUMPHREYS, James, Steward, D/LX 782474, died



Monday, 10 February 1947



 POPE, Frederick G E, Shipwright 3c, P/MX 48356, died


Royal Navy

 COSTOBADIE, Ackroyd N P, Commander, died



Tuesday, 11 February 1947



 BEVAN, Benjamin, Stoker 1c, D/KX 95139, died



 STONE, Charles H, Able Seaman, C/JX 155749, died



Wednesday, 12 February 1947


RM 40 Commando, illness

 ANDREWS, Samuel J, Corporal, RM, PLY/X 104849, died


Victory, illness

 DAVEY, George A, Sergeant, RM, PO/X 1690, died



Thursday, 13 February 1947



 CARNE, Wilfred J, Chief Petty Officer, D/MX 48210, died


Royal Navy

 MORRIS, John D, Stoker 1c, C/K 60205, died



 SNELL, James E, Stoker 2c, C/KX 806401, MPK



Friday, 14 February 1947



 MANSFIELD, Stanley R, Stoker Petty Officer, P/KX 92714, MPK


RM Portsmouth Division

 SHAKESHAFT, Joseph E, Marine, PO/X 119139, died



 BENHAM, Lionel P, Chief Petty Officer, P/JX 152704, died



Saturday, 15 February 1947


Victory IV, drowning

 JENKS, Gladys M, Leading WRNS, 67722 (WRNS), died


Women's Royal Naval Service

 DONALDSON, Marian S S, Leading WRNS, 24846 (WRNS), died



Sunday, 16 February 1947


Highflyer, drowning

 MUNN, Richard, Marine, PLY/X 3309, died



 LONG, Alfred H, Able Seaman, C/JX 139229, died


Royal Navy

 LOGAN, Maurice, Able Seaman, P/JX 337375, died


Sanderling, air crash

 CRAWFORD, Alexander J, Lieutenant (E), killed



Monday, 17 February 1947


Women's Royal Naval Service

 HIGHTON, Megan D, Petty Officer WRNS, 14067 (WRNS), died



Tuesday, 18 February 1947



 CRAWFORD, Robert H C, Captain, RNR, died



 SMITH, Albert W, Stoker 1c, D/KX 601022, died


Royal Navy

 DUFFY, Alphonsus, Cook, D/MX 85052, died



Wednesday, 19 February 1947


Appledore, illness

 LOBB, Alfred A, Commissioned Shipwright, died


Flying Fish, accident

 HOLMES, John P, Cook (O), P/MX 740978, killed


RM 1st Battery, 1st Heavy AA Regt

 PARR, William H, Marine, PO/X 112668, died



Thursday, 20 February 1947



 PYLE, William J H, Leading Stoker, D/KX 94237, died (presumably long-term injuries)


RM 42 Commando, illness

 TYRIE, Ernest C, Corporal, RM, CH/X 117123, died



Friday, 21 February 1947


Royal Navy

 BUTLER, William H B, Gunner, died

 SHORROCK, James, Chief Yeoman of Signals, P/218207, died


Victory, illness

 MCMEEKIN, John, Cook (S), P/MX 642444, died



Saturday, 22 February 1947



 RICKETTS, Kenneth W, Stoker 2c, D/KX 805484, died


Excellent, illness

 ROBERTS, Irene M, Leading WRNS, N/WRNS 88482, died



Sunday, 23 February 1947


Unicorn (RCN)

 COCHRAN, John, Leading Stoker, 21983 (RCN), died


Victory III, illness

 BROCKWAY, Thomas G, Act/Lieutenant Commander, died



Monday, 24 February 1947


President, illness

 MCARTHUR, Niel M, Surgeon Lieutenant Commander, died



Tuesday, 25 February 1947


RM Portsmouth Division

 WINTLE, Bertie, Marine, PO/215548, died


Victory II, illness

 MCDONALD, Clarence, Stoker 1c, P/KX 87207, died



Wednesday, 26 February 1947


Cabbala, road accident

 HENDERSON, Ian D, Able Seaman, D/JX 649286, killed


Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve

 BAIN, Alexander, Able Seaman, VR 1930 (RCNVR), died



Thursday, 27 February 1947



 HAMILTON, John W M, Able Seaman, D/JX 168978, died


Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

 MOORE, Walter H B, Surgeon Lieutenant, RNVR, died


Sanderling, illness

 PROUDFREE, Ronald, Able Seaman, D/JX 785024, died



Friday, 28 February 1947


Kuttabul II, illness

 ARCHIBALD, Alexander, Constable, NDP, 1163 (NDP), died



 CHAPMAN, Walter B, Able Seaman, C/J 45955, died



Saturday, 1 March 1947


Duke of York

 MORT, David, Ordnance Artificer 4c, D/MX 75124, died


Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

 WESTWICK, Henry R, Lieutenant, RNVR, died


Victory II, illness

 DUMBRELL, Alfred C H, Sick Berth Chief Petty Officer, P/M 2640, died



Sunday, 2 March 1947



 HART, Frank S, Petty Officer, C/MX 119498, died


Royal Naval Patrol Service

 CLIFFORD, Joseph T, Leading Signalman, RNPS, LT/JX 224926, died


Tarakan (RAN), road accident

 SHAW, Andrew, Petty Officer, 22434 (RAN), killed



Monday, 3 March 1947



 RIVETT, Alfred, Leading Stoker, C/K 60276, died


Pembroke, illness

 TAYLOR, Sidney, Boatswain, died


RM Chatham Division

 STRANGE, Henry A, Marine, CH/24306, died


RN Hospital Chatham, illness

 BRITTEN, Geoffrey W, Act/Commissioned Wardmaster, died



Tuesday, 4 March 1947


FAA, 837 Sqn, Venerable, air crash

 MACKINNON, Dan S, Lieutenant, DOI


Royal Naval Patrol Service

 SHEARER, George V, Petty Officer Cook, RNPS, LT/MX 87127, died



 MOTTRAM, George A, Stoker 1c, P/KX 526205, died



Thursday, 6 March 1947


Burma RNVR

 SAW, Amos, Able Seaman, 2698 (Burma RNVR), died



 CLAYTON, Ebenezer G, Chief Petty Officer, P/343868, died



 MCCARRICK, Albert, Able Seaman, C/JX 655225, died


RM Engineers

 KEMP, Leslie, Marine, RME 11348, died



 MORGAN, John, Sub Lieutenant (E), RNVR, died



Friday, 7 March 1947


Dalhousie (RIN)

 MATHEW, Yesudanan, Sick Berth Attendant, 25961 (RIN), died


FAA, 800 Sqn, Triumph, air crash

 HUGHES, Robert O, Sub Lieutenant (A), MPK


FAA, 837 Sqn, Glory, air crash

 BATES, Geoffrey H, Lieutenant Commander, MPK

 MAYNE, David E, Lieutenant, MPK


RM Plymouth Division, illness

 KNOWLES, Richard A, Marine, PLY/X 113943, died


Royal Navy

 CARTER, Frederick E, Wireman, P/JX 192617, died

 RIDGWAY, Wilfred, Able Seaman, C/JX 375487, died



Saturday, 8 March 1947



 BERRY, E (initial only) L, Able Seaman, 66443 (SANF), died



 SCOTCHBROOK, Leonard E, Electrical Lieutenant Commander, RNVR, killed



Sunday, 9 March 1947


Ranpura, rail accident

 HARDY, Edward, Stoker 1c, P/KX 665931, died


Royal Navy

 CORRIGAN, Bernard, Stoker 2c, P/KX 108907, died

 LOCKERBIE, Angus C, Sick Berth Attendant, C/MX 752605, died



Monday, 10 March 1947



 WREYFORD, James, Able Seaman, D/JX 27365, died


Drake, illness

 CONDUIT, John H, Writer, D/MX 728311, died


Eland, illness

 GIBBONS, William H C, Telegraphist, C/JX 576330, died



 LUETCHFORD, Charles V, Petty Officer, P/JX 128784, MPK


Royal Navy

 HARRISON, Harry, Able Seaman, P/JX 290003, died


Victory IV, illness

 MURPHY, Hugh E, Lieutenant (E), RNVR, died



Tuesday, 11 March 1947


FAA, 721 Sqn, Tamar, air crash

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


Lonsdale (RAN), illness

 MILLS, Charles F, Lieutenant Commander, RAN, died



 COOK, William H, Seaman Cook, RNPS, LT/JX 180260, died



Wednesday, 12 March 1947



 WILKINSON, Bertie S, Chief Engine Room Artificer, C/272526, died


FAA, 756 Sqn, Fulmar, air crash

 HOFFMAN, Alan A, Lieutenant, killed


Royal Navy

 CLARK, Frederick W, Gunner, died


St Brides Bay, drowning

 SCRIVENER, Charles J, Able Seaman, D/JX 733109, died

 WARD, William J, Stoker 1c, P/KX 749865, died

 HODGSON, James R F, Sub Lieutenant, MPK



Friday, 14 March 1947


Leeuwin (RAN), accident

 CURRELL, Leonard M, Plumber 4c, 29523 (RAN), killed


Newfoundland, illness

 BENNETT, Patrick, Leading Stoker, D/SKX 1222, died



 WADDINGTON, Frank E, Stoker 1c, D/303578, died



Saturday, 15 March 1947


BYMS.2076, drowning

 CHUMBLEY, Reginald, Act/Cook (S), C/MX 784460, died


RM 42 Commando, road accident

 FOWKE, Roger M, Marine, CH/X 117104, killed

 WATSON, Maurice, Marine, PO/X 124306, died


Royal Navy

 DEAN, Harry, Chief Petty Officer, P/JX 10753, died



Sunday, 16 March 1947


Barwon (RAN), accident

 PICKETT, Norman K, Stoker 2c, 30216 (RAN), killed



 RICHARDS, Albert, Petty Officer Stoker, D/K 4208, died



 CORBY, Cyril G, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 284438, died


Royal Canadian Navy

 KINNEY, Glen E, Stoker 2c, 22790 (RCN), died



Monday, 17 March 1947


FAA, 795 Sqn, Gannet, air crash

 HARDING, Henry T T, Lieutenant (A), MPK


Implacable, air crash

 THOMPSON, Thomas D, Petty Officer Airman, FAA/FX 704904, MPK



 GUBBINS, John S B, Midshipman, RNVR, killed



 SALISBURY, William F, Petty Officer, C/SSX 24663, died


Royal Navy

 BELL, Frederick, Leading Seaman, D/SSX 24467, died



Tuesday, 18 March 1947


Frobisher, accident

 BRAGGINS, Colin J, Naval Cadet, killed


RM Portsmouth Division

 BUXTON, Frederick, Marine, PO/X 115498, killed


Royal Navy

 SHILLINGSHAW, Bryce B, Able Seaman, P/JX 176768, died



Wednesday, 19 March 1947


Chippawa (RCN)

 ENGLOT, Stanley, Chief Motor Mechanic, V/48410 (RCNVR), died



Thursday, 20 March 1947


Ferret, air crash

 LORIMER, Kenneth D J, Lieutenant, MPK

 MOORE, Hayden S, Sub Lieutenant, MPK


Pembroke, illness

 HOWE, Peter H, Able Seaman, C/JX 363388, died



Friday, 21 March 1947



 SCOTT, Walter, Able Seaman, P/JX 192414, died


ML.515, accident

 BROWN, John M, Stoker 1c, C/KX 798714, killed


Prince Albert

 SOMERVILLE, Robert, Surgeon Lieutenant, RNVR, died


Sanderling, illness

 RICHARDSON, Gordon, Air Mechanic (A), L/FX 785698, died



Saturday, 22 March 1947


Hornet, road accident

 EYLES, Robert E, Able Seaman, P/JX 628341, killed


ML.586, illness

 WARNER, Arthur L, Able Seaman, C/JX 734193, died


Pembroke, illness

 TYRRELL, Sydney C, Leading Seaman, C/JX 277644 (ex-Combatant), died



Sunday, 23 March 1947


Miner II

 CROSS, William, Petty Officer, D/J 112174, died


RM 42 Commando, road accident

 THOMPSON, Thomas R C, Marine, 4080, died


Royal Navy

 MILLER, Herbert T, Leading Stoker, C/KX 75794, died


Vengeance, drowning

 SLASOR, William, Stoker 2c, C/KX 790954, died



Monday, 24 March 1947



 MURPHY, Patrick P, Chief Petty Officer Supply, C/M 33085, died



Tuesday, 25 March 1947


FAA, 778 Sqn, Gannet, air crash

 HALL, Bernard E, Lieutenant (E), MPK


Pembroke, illness

 BARRETT, John, Leading Stoker, C/KX 152602, died


Pembroke I, illness

 CARTER, Iris, WRNS, 74213 (WRNS), died



Thursday, 27 March 1947


Carleton (RCN)

 SPOFFORD, Roy J, Leading Patrolman, V/77870 (RCNVR), died


Dalhousie (RIN)

 KUNHIRAMAN, Nambiyar A O, Able Seaman, 17069 (RIN), died



 HILLS, Edward R, Able Seaman, D/JX 246523, died



Friday, 28 March 1947


Daedalus, air crash

 BARNES, Maurice G LeC, Sub Lieutenant, killed

 NORTHFIELD, Reginald E, Act/Sub Lieutenant (A), killed


Royal Navy

 COOPER, Albert J, Petty Officer, P/J 98227, died



Saturday, 29 March 1947



 VALLIS, David, Leading Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 216725, died


RM Band

 BRANT, Reginald, Marine, RME 13814, died



 CLEMENS, Howard N, Shipwright 2c, D/MX 54213, MPK



Sunday, 30 March 1947


RM 40 Commando, road accident

 WOODHOUSE, Arthur, Marine, PO/X 5645, died


Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

 SHEPPARD, Albert E, Ordinary Telegraphist, RNVR, D/BD/X 1295, died



Monday, 31 March 1947



 HAMMOND, Walter J, Lieutenant Commander, RNR, died


RM Police

 JONES, Hugh P, Constable, RMP/PLY/X 431, died


RM Portsmouth Division

 HIGO, Jack R, Marine, PO/X 116098, illness, died


Royal Naval Patrol Service

 COLLINS, Michael, Able Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 342407, died


St George, illness

 JOHNSON, Philip H, Assistant Steward, RNVR, P/SL/X 771028, died



Tuesday, 1 April 1947



 SIMPSON, William J, Able Seaman, C/JX 180701, died


Sanderling, illness

 STAVERT, Thomas A, Air Mechanic (A) 2c, L/FX 762172, died


Victory, road accident

 TOLSTER, Patrick, Able Seaman, P/JX 649689, died



Wednesday, 2 April 1947



 SIMMONS, Thomas, Able Seaman, C/JX 190750, died



Thursday, 3 April 1947


Pembroke, illness

 HOLLINGWORTH, Walter, Able Seaman, C/SSX 32240, died


Sultan, road accident

 HAWKINS, Denis L, Able Seaman, P/JX 159915, killed


Turpin, road accident

 GAVIN, Thomas N, Stoker 1c, C/KX 91013, died



Friday, 4 April 1947



 HEMMINGS, Thomas, Stoker 1c, D/KX 526685, died (presumably long term illness or injuries)


Chippawa (RCN)

 WARD, Ronald J, Able Seaman, V/56358 (RCNVR), died


Lonsdale (RAN), accident

 JONES, Sidney J, Stoker, 24248 (RAN), killed



Sunday, 6 April 1947


Talent, illness

 MORTON, Joseph, Leading Seaman, D/JX 151321, died


Victory, illness

 CHAPLIN, Richard E R, Sick Berth Attendant, P/MX 791747, died



Monday, 7 April 1947


Marmion, accident

 WILKIN, Stanley E, Stoker 1c, C/KX 765931, died


Royal Navy

 WEBSTER, George, Able Seaman, D/JX 287731, died



 WARD, William, Chief Stoker, C/KX 75506, died



Tuesday, 8 April 1947


Moreton (RAN), accident

 ELLEN, Lennon J, Able Seaman, PM/V 114 (RANVR), killed


Peregrine (RCN)

 GREENWOOD, Thomas H, Leading Patrolman, V/86787 (RCNVR), died



 TAYLOR, Frederick D, Leading Sick Berth Attendant, D/MX 100875, died


Victory, drowning

 DEVENPORT, Anthony L J, Able Seaman, P/JX423446, died

 MEAD, Kenneth J, Able Seaman, P/JX 731031, died



Wednesday, 9 April 1947



 FORD, John H, Master at Arms, P/M 35715, died


South African Naval Force

 TITUS, J (initial only) J, Able Seaman, CN/584418 V (SANF), died


Victory IV, illness

 FRANCIS, William G, Warrant Wardmaster, died



 O'NEILL, Harold A, Leading Telegraphist, D/JX 147647, died



Thursday, 10 April 1947


Royal Naval Patrol Service

 ARNELL, Harry, Petty Officer, RNPS, LT/JX 215584, died



Friday, 11 April 1947


Bytown (RCN)

 BRISEBOIS, Joseph N H, Stoker 2c, V/32094 (RCNVR), died


Royal Navy

 MCKEAN, Thomas, Leading Seaman, P/JX 131510, died

 MORRIS, Leslie C, Lieutenant, died



Saturday, 12 April 1947


Campania, illness

 TUCK, Alfred D, Stoker 1c, D/KX 663674, died



Sunday, 13 April 1947



 DEWEY, Kenneth W, Stoker 2c, D/KX 730098, died


Royal Indian Navy Reserve

 LEDDER, Richard J, Commander, RINR, died


Royal Navy

 PYPER, H (initial only) E O, Able Seaman, C/JX 152527, died



Monday, 14 April 1947



 CLARKE, Charles B, Able Seaman, P/J 113977, died (presumably long term illness or injuries)



 MCKENNA, Bernard, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 267706, died


Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

 GUY, Joseph, Able Seaman, RNVR, D/MD/X 2952, died



 HARVEY, Joseph, Leading Stoker, Cable Ship Personnel, died



Tuesday, 15 April 1947



 CARR, William, Able Seaman, P/J 94144, died


Royal Navy

 LUCAS, Charles, Stoker 1c, P/K 13204, died



Thursday, 17 April 1947


RM 42 Commando

 PICKERILL, William, Sergeant, RM, EX 3317, died


Victory, illness

 DOUGLAS, Edward, Able Seaman, P/JX 161639, died



Friday, 18 April 1947


Dragonfly, illness

 SANDERSON, Frederick V, Marine, PLY/X 116775, died


Royal Navy

 PENNINGTON, Ronald, Able Seaman, D/JX 564693, died



Saturday, 19 April 1947



 HAMMOND, Samuel, Stoker Petty Officer, C/KX 87586, died


Warrnambool (RAN), drowning

 TYRES, Dudley L, Act/Able Seaman, PM 8296 (RANR), died



Sunday, 20 April 1947


FAA, 733 Sqn, Bambara, air crash

 MCMONAGLE, Frederick G, Ty/Lieutenant (A), RNVR, killed



 GUNDY, Roy, Leading Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 179870, died


Royal Navy

 SMITH, Arthur, Lieutenant, died



Monday, 21 April 1947


Jackdaw, illness

 MCFARLANE, Henry H, Air Artificer 3c, L/FX 76711, died



 HODGKISS, John, Engine Room Artificer 1c, P/MX 78474, died



Tuesday, 22 April 1947


Pembroke, road accident

 KELLY, Henry R, Chief Petty Officer, C/JX 129606, died


Virago, illness

 APAP, Savour, Steward, E/LX 747253, died



Wednesday, 23 April 1947



 TAYLOR, Tom, Able Seaman, P/JX 712667, MPK



 CORDERY, Frederick G, Able Seaman, C/J 85776, died


Teviot Bank

 ELLIOTT, William J A, Able Seaman, RNVR, C/LD/X 4718, died



Thursday, 24 April 1947


Bermuda, drowning

 HEPPELL, Redvers G, Marine, PLY/X 4420, died


Goldcrest, RNAS, Pembrokeshire, Wales, illness

 STILLMAN, Iris B, WRNS, N/WRNS 81113, died


Royal Navy

 DEVLIN, David, Air Mechanic 2c, L/FX 682538, died



Friday, 25 April 1947


Lothian, illness

 WEBSTER, Geoffrey, Steward, P/LX 535794, died


RM 45 Commando, drowning

 SELWOOD, William N, Corporal, RM, PO/X 4424, died



Saturday, 26 April 1947


Victory, illness

 LEE, Edmund F, Chief Petty Officer Writer, P/MX 49430, died



Sunday, 27 April 1947


Condor, illness

 WRIGHT, Cecil E, Commander (Instructor), died



 STEEL, Ernest N, Able Seaman, P/JX 380544, died



 ROBINSON, John R, Able Seaman, C/JX 353758, died


Royal Navy

 STOPFORD-TAYLOR, Jonathan R, Lieutenant, died



Monday, 28 April 1947


Imperieuse, illness

 BRITNELL, Henry, Chief Stoker, C/K 58949, died



 CLARE, Ronald, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 300234, died



Tuesday, 29 April 1947


FAA, 804 Sqn, Theseus, air crash

 TOD, Archibald P, Lieutenant, MPK


FAA, 806 Sqn, Glory, air crash

 THURSTAN, Richard P, Lieutenant Commander, MPK


Royal Navy

 HORRELL, Maurice W, Sick Berth Attendant, P/MX 536278, died

 LONGCAKE, Joseph C, Leading Seaman, P/J 86457, died


Sentinel, illness

 USHER, Robert R H, Lieutenant, (ex-Maidstone), died



Wednesday, 30 April 1947


Royal Navy

 BAXBY, Harold, Able Seaman, C/SSX 27166, died



Friday, 2 May 1947


Pembroke, illness

 HEYS, Harold, Leading Signalman, C/JX 341649, died


Peregrine (RCN)

 DACEY, John P, Leading Cook (O), V 2723 (RCNVR), died


RM Chatham Division

 CARLE, James, Marine, CH/X 103583, died


Royal Navy

 WILLIAMS, John H, Petty Officer, D/JX 153228, died



Saturday, 3 May 1947


Royal Navy

 LITTLE, William H, Stoker 1c, C/K 19925, died



Sunday, 4 May 1947


LCT(E).413, drowning

 TATE, Leonard C, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 799040, died


President III

 TAIT, Gordon McI, Able Seaman, C/JX 267371, died



Monday, 5 May 1947


Victory II

 WILMOT, Frank, Stoker 1c, P/KX 146011, died



Tuesday, 6 May 1947


Jutland, accident

 BEBBINGTON, Roy, Ordinary Seaman, C/SSX 769102, died


RM Chatham Division

 MILLER, Arthur S, Marine, CH/20800, died



 RITCHIE, James G, Stoker 2c, P/KX 178893, died



Wednesday, 7 May 1947



 SWINTON, John W, Petty Officer Stoker Mechanic, P/KX 79658, MPK


RM Police

 WEBBER, Alfred J, Constable, RMP/X 598, died



Thursday, 8 May 1947


Royal Navy

 WHITE, Leonard J, Leading Writer, D/MX 66583, died



Friday, 9 May 1947


Mull of Kintyre, illness

 DAVIES, Jack, Engine Room Artificer 1c, D/MX 47008, died


Royal Navy

 JONES, Richard P, Chief Petty Officer, P/J 26808, died


Royal Rupert

 WILD, Sidney H, Able Seaman, P/JX 126285, died



Saturday, 10 May 1947


Eaglet, illness

 CHURCHILL, Leonard S, Act/Commissioned Gunner (T), died



 KENNETT, Alan H, Stores Assistant, C/MX 744088, illness, died

 MEADOWS, Charles R, Able Seaman, C/JX 316534, died



Sunday, 11 May 1947


Royal Navy

 CARTER, Leonard E T, Chief Petty Officer, P/JX 110920, died



Monday, 12 May 1947


St Hyacinthe (RCN)

 MASTERS, Robert G, Petty Officer, V/22282 (RCNVR), died


Vulture, road accident

 FREEMAN, Barry C, Air Mechanic (E) 2c, L/FX 774173, died



Tuesday, 13 May 1947



 POND, Joseph J W, Stoker 2c, D/KX 602681, died



 ROBERTS, Arthur G, Commissioned Writer Officer, died


Victory, road accident

 ISGATE, Eric, Marine, PLY/X 114317, died



Wednesday, 14 May 1947


Donnacona (RCN)

 DOUCET, Joseph E G, Able Seaman, V/40673 (RCNVR), died



 BURTON, William C, Stoker 1c, P/KX 104321, died


Royal Navy

 HAWKINS, John W, Commander, Rtd, died



 TAYLOR, Harry, Petty Officer Wireman, P/MX 88163, died



Thursday, 15 May 1947



 SIBBALD, Thomas A, Able Seaman, C/J 40787, died



Friday, 16 May 1947



 GOULBOURNE, George, Telegraphist, D/JX 403522, died


FAA, 800 Sqn, Triumph, air crash

 OSLER, Ian P, Sub Lieutenant (A), killed



 WARD, Peter, Able Seaman, P/JX 425307, died



Saturday, 17 May 1947


Cockade, illness

 ASHDOWN, Peter, Able Seaman, P/JX 734232, died


Leander, drowning

 BACON, John, Stoker 1c, C/KX 110425, died


Royal Naval Reserve

 BRUCE, Joseph, Chief Skipper, RNR, died



Sunday, 18 May 1947



 STOREY, James, Petty Officer, RNR, D/X 20917 A, died


Royal Navy

 WHITFIELD, Kenneth, Motor Mechanic, P/MX 125097, died


Sluys, drowning

 CHURCHER, Roger, Lieutenant (E), died



Monday, 19 May 1947


Bellona, accident

 BUSTARD, Ellis G, Engine Room Artificer 3c, 2160 (RNZN), killed


Implacable, illness

 GILL, Stanley, Able Seaman, D/JX 152011, died



Tuesday, 20 May 1947



 BUTLER, Frederick T, Petty Officer Stoker, P/KX 88794, MPK



Wednesday, 21 May 1947


RM Commandant Staff, illness

 BLANDFORD, Henry C G, Lieutenant Colonel, RM, died


Royal Naval Reserve

 POOL, Francis G, Commander, RNR, died



Thursday, 22 May 1947



 MCSWEENEY, Eugene H, Able Seaman, D/SSX 31967, died



 ADAMS, John H, Leading Stoker, C/KX 99559, died


Royal Navy

 MILLER, John J, Leading Sick Berth Attendant, P/X 6278, died

 OWEN, Owen T, Able Seaman, P/JX 299133, died



Friday, 23 May 1947



 EATWELL, Charles E, Chief Motor Mechanic, P/MX 71450, died


Pembroke, road accident

 COOPER, Cyril M, Able Seaman, C/JX 600968, killed


Royal Naval Reserve

 MACLEOD, Murdo, Seaman, RNR, C/X 20260 A, died


St Angelo, accident

 STANDEN, Walter R P, Commissioned Master at Arms, died


Stadacona (RCN)

 MCLELLAN, Allan J, Able Seaman, A/4167 (RCNR), died



Sunday, 25 May 1947


Royal Navy

 WILLARD, Gordon D, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 655194, died



Monday, 26 May 1947



 BURTENSHAW, Bernard E, Chief Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 60555, died



 MARSH, Donald, Stoker 1c, C/KX 143188, died


Triumph, illness

 DUNN, George R, Chief Petty Officer Cook (O), C/MX 52079, died



Tuesday, 27 May 1947


Discovery (RCN)

 BRADLEY, Desmond C, Able Seaman, V/63002 (RCNVR), died


Naden (RCN)

 GARRARD, William A B, Lieutenant Commander, RCNR, died


RN Hospital Plymouth, illness

 WHELAN, Hamlet M, Surgeon Rear Admiral, died



Wednesday, 28 May 1947


Berry Head

 SALES, Charles E, Stoker 1c, P/KX 666210, died



Thursday, 29 May 1947


Malabar, illness

 HARVEY, Leonard, Canteen Manager, C/NX 2670, died


RM Plymouth Division

 HUTCHINGS, Frederick C, Company Sergeant Major, RM, PLY/X 112, died



 KANE, Hugh, Cook, P/MX 61987, died



 MASLIN, John E, Stoker 1c, C/SS 121491, died



Friday, 30 May 1947



 HANLEY, Arthur, Able Seaman, C/JX 239062, died



Saturday, 31 May 1947



 MCPHERSON, Arthur E, Chief Stoker, D/K 63145, died


Peregrine (RCN)

 PENNEY, George W, Shipwright 3c, V/54785 (RCNVR), died



Sunday, 1 June 1947


Aurora, road accident

 EASTER, Walter W, Chief Petty Officer, P/J 109007, killed


Daedalus, illness

 WYLIE, Charles, Naval Airman 1c, L/FX 105005, died


Raleigh, illness

 BLUNDSTONE, Frieda M, Act/Senior Sister, QARNNS, died


Simbang, road accident

 WALMSLEY, Cyril B, Leading Air Mechanic, L/FX 682925, died



Monday, 2 June 1947


Hornet, accident

 DIXON, Frederick W, Leading Seaman, P/SSX 33759, died


Onset, illness

 RADLEY, Leslie, Leading Stoker Mechanic, D/KX 115585, died



Tuesday, 3 June 1947


Hobart (RAN), accident

 WILLIAMS, James R, Lieutenant (S), RAN, MPK


Peregrine (RCN)

 SAMPSON, Adelard J, Leading Patrolman, V/67414 (RCNVR), died



 SLATER, Arthur, Chief Petty Officer, D/J 94870, died (presumably long term illness or injuries)


Royal Navy

 NEWNHAM, Frederick T, Yeoman of Signals, P/J 105574, died


Warrior (RCN)

 LAMBERT, James A, Shipwright 1c, R/926 (RCNR), died


Wild Goose, illness

 THOMAS, Bernard J, Able Seaman, C/JX 726786, died



 MAY, Benjamin C, Petty Officer, C/J 20768, died



Wednesday, 4 June 1947


Royal Navy

 MCADAM, James P, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 253019, died


Snipe, drowning

 PORTER, Arthur, Able Seaman, D/JX 640538, died



 PARSONS, Laurence S, Leading Steward, P/L 1703, died



Thursday, 5 June 1947


Victory X

 LANGFORD, Percy W, Chief Stoker, P/K 62050, died



Saturday, 7 June 1947


South African Naval Force

 POGGENPOEL, D (initial only) B, Able Seaman, CN/71950 V (SANF), died



Sunday, 8 June 1947


Oxford Castle

 SIM, Douglas H, Telegraphist, D/JX 186464, died


Royal Navy

 PORTER, Alfred, Able Seaman, D/JX 285916, died



Tuesday, 10 June 1947



 READING, Alfred D, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 264239, died (presumably long term illness or injuries)


RM Portsmouth Division, illness

 WALTON, Harold, Marine, PO/X 125466, died


Royal Navy

 BURTON, Basil F, Steward, D/LX 22452, died



Wednesday, 11 June 1947


Ceres, illness

 KESSELL, William J E, Py/Writer, D/SMX 770972, died (presumably long term illness)


FAA, 741 Sqn, Vulture, air crash

 LETT, William H, Lieutenant (A), MPK

 MACKINNON, Alan H I, Lieutenant, killed


Royal Arthur

 KEIGHTLEY, David, Assistant Steward, P/LX 611528, died


Royal Navy

 SINCOCK, Thomas J, Ordinary Signalman, P/JX 64894, died


Sussex, drowning

 BUCHANAN, William, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX788467, died



Thursday, 12 June 1947


Blencathra, drowning

 CAILES, Kenneth R, Ordinary Seaman, D/SSX 789771, died

 CLARK, Leslie T, Ordinary Seaman, D/SSX 769123, died

 LAYHE, Albert J, Lieutenant, died

 WENZEL, John N, Able Seaman, D/JX 701302, died



 RIGBY, Albert J, Able Seaman, D/SSX 20293, died


Falcon, drowning

 MARRIOTT, Charles E, Air Artificer 4c, L/FX 75253, died



 PRESTON, Harold, Able Seaman, P/JX 216394, died


Nootka (RCN)

 STEEVES, Francis R, Writer, 50731 (RCN), MPK


Royal Navy

 BURSTOW, William C, Commissioned Writer Officer, died


Tapir, illness

 TRAYNOR, William M, Petty Officer Telegraphist, C/JX 152197, died



Friday, 13 June 1947


Caledonia, illness

 BARBER, James, Engine Room Artificer Apprentice, MX 667778, died


Kenya, drowning

 MORGAN, Cecil, Able Seaman, C/JX 153931, died


Pembroke, illness

 TIBBS, Anthony R, Leading Seaman, C/JX 163408 (ex-Vernon), died



 SOMERVILLE, John J I, Able Seaman, P/JX 216996, died


Roebuck, drowning

 SMYTH, Robert B, Sub Lieutenant, died


Stag, accident

 ROBINSON, Raymond J, Lieutenant, RNVR, died



Saturday, 14 June 1947


Royal Naval Patrol Service

 BROWN, Thomas H, Able Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 226597, died



Sunday, 15 June 1947



 SHIPLEY, Edward, Warrant Aircraft Officer, DOI


Pembroke, illness

 SMITH, Kenneth A, Able Seaman, C/JX 638850, died



Monday, 16 June 1947



 HANNA, Thomas, Able Seaman, D/JX 182781, died



Tuesday, 17 June 1947


Clyde, illness

 THOMAS, William R, Able Seaman, D/JX 641875, died


Pembroke, illness

 CHEETHAM, Charles E, Signalman, C/JX 767470, died


Victory IV, illness

 JOHNSTON, Peter J A, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, died



Wednesday, 18 June 1947


Corunna, drowning

 CARRINGTON, Trevor R, Chief Petty Officer, C/JX 139663, died


Drake, illness

 ALLISON, Matthew McC, Stoker Mechanic, D/KX 95110, died


FAA, 736 Sqn, Vulture, air crash

 EASY, Harold D, Lieutenant, killed


FAA, 790 Sqn, Goldcrest, RNAS, Pembrokeshire, Wales, air crash

 MUIR-MACKENZIE, Hamish, Lieutenant Commander, killed



Thursday, 19 June 1947


Royal Naval Patrol Service

 SNOWSHALL, Peter H, Able Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 261864, died



Friday, 20 June 1947


Anson, drowning

 SWIFT, Patrick M, Ordinary Seaman, D/SSX 819371, died


FAA, 778 Sqn, Illustrious, air crash

 FRAKMAN, George, Lieutenant (A), killed


St Margarets, illness

 WARREN, John D, Chief Petty Officer, CSP R/296671, died



Saturday, 21 June 1947


Ariel, road accident

 BRADFORD, Gerald J, Py/Electrician's Mate (Air), L/SFX 833598, killed


Donnacona (RCN)

 TOURVILLE, Joseph S L, Leading Seaman, V/3791 (RCNVR), died



 CHERRY, Donald J, Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, died


Royal Navy

 VENUS, Harold G, Shipwright 3c, D/MX 62494, died



Sunday, 22 June 1947


Lynx, illness

 PODMORE, Margaret E, 3rd Officer, WRNS, died



 LOWERY, William C B, Able Seaman, P/JX 147742, died


Victory, illness

 WILEMAN, John B, Engine Room Artificer 4c, P/MX 635886, died



Monday, 23 June 1947


Bambara, illness

 BUDDEN, Roger A, Air Mechanic (L) 1c, L/FX 750058, died


Royal Navy

 BIBBY, Joseph, Able Seaman, D/JX 141735, died



Tuesday, 24 June 1947


Black Swan, illness

 KNEALE, Louis A, Stoker Mechanic, D/KX 97782, died


FAA, 741 Sqn, Vulture, air crash

 ROBERTSON, George C, Lieutenant (A), killed


Gannet, illness

 HOLME, William, Cook (O), D/MX 778762, died


Lord Hotham

 WINGATE, Edward M, Lieutenant, RNVR, died


President I, illness

 O'CONNOR, John J, Captain, RNR, died


RN Patrol Service Base, Appledore, Devon, road accident

 DOBIE, John, Stoker Petty Officer Mechanic, D/KX 80153, killed



Wednesday, 25 June 1947


FAA, 813 Sqn, Peregrine, air crash

 FLYGENRING, Alexander A, Sub Lieutenant (A), killed



Thursday, 26 June 1947



 CARR, Jack, Able Seaman, C/JX 319271, died


Royal Albert, drowning

 BARBER, Leslie S, Marine, CH/X 115943, died


Royal Navy

 JOHNSTON, John, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 619483, died



Friday, 27 June 1947


Peewit, illness

 WILKINSON, William E, Able Seaman, P/JX 324436, died


South African Naval Force

 KONIG, E (initial only), Stoker, 584989 V (SANF), died



Saturday, 28 June 1947


Monck, illness

 LLOYD, Albert, Lance Corporal, RM, CH/X 109573, died



Sunday, 29 June 1947



 SALTER, Ronald T, Able Seaman, P/JX 364830, died


Resource, illness

 WARREN, George H A, Lieutenant Commander, died



 HUNT, William H, Able Seaman, C/JX 135259, died 


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