Ship’s Company 1938 – 1941

Anderson. J.L.                                                      Petty Officer January 1939 to October1939?

Anderson. T.T.                                                     Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?

Andrews. A.W.                                                     CEA. January 1939 to March 1939?

Ansell. W. J.                                                         Stoker Petty Officer. October 1939 to March 1940?

Appleton.C.J.                                                        Chief ERA January 1939 – March 1940?

Aquilina. Joseph                                                  Maltese. Leading Steward E/LX 22505. (Joined July

1938 as Assistant Steward.) Lost overboard in the Atlantic 12/13 November 1940. Name appears on the Devonport Memorial

Armstrong. ‘Bill’ William. Lauchlan.             Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 274480. Born 1920 in Ibrox Glasgow. Joined at Greenock early in 1941. (Survivor picked up by Legion and discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney) Was on secondary armament amidships when torpedoed. Was resting behind the gun in a corner formed by two ammunition boxes. He joined about 20 others on a Carley float which they eventually abandoned to swim to Legion. Landed at the Azores. Convalesced in hospital at Newton Mearns where he met Marjory Somerville who nursed him through his trauma which left him almost speechless and incapable of coherent thought  Other ships include COLLINGWOOD, JACKDAW (FA) and VESTAL. Invalided out in 1944 and studied industrial law.  Became Secretary of Scottish Engineers Association. Was awarded the OBE in 1983. Youngest child of  John and Christina Armstrong. Married Marjory Somerville who died in 1990. Died 2 February 2004.

*Asciak. Rosario                                                 Petty Officer Steward (Maltese)  L. 12336. War and Victory Medal, Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Naval General Service Medal. Mention in Despatches (London Gazette 12 April 1940 for looking after released prisoners from Altmark), (Joined L03 9 June1938 and left April 1940 but borne on books until 24 July 1941)

Ashurst. E.V.                                                        Ordinary Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

*Aspey. William John Ralph. “Bill”                Petty Officer Cook (to Dec 1940), then Chief Petty Officer Cook.  P/MX45521. Joined L03  8 June 1938, leaving 3 February 1941.  Awarded Distinguished Service Medal for service during the 2nd Battle of Narvik (London Gazette 28 June 1940). Enlisted RN 1926, demobbed 1947. 

Ships include EFFINGHAM,VICTORY,VERNON, BOSCAWEN, DEPTFORD, LUPIN, NEPTUNE, CYCLOPS, COSSACK, St ANGELO, MAIDSTONE, COCHRANE, DISPATCH, EMPIRE BATTLEAXE, GOLDEN HIND, VENERABLE, GOULD, MONARA, LANKA, HORNET.

Born  Gosport 3 June 1908. Died 2005, aged 97. 

*Atherton. James                                                Chief Stoker. P/KX 75862 (Missing presumed killed

23.10.41) Age 36 of 4 Milton Street, Poolstock. (Married to Margaret of Wigan. Lancashire) Son of Henry and Margaret Atherton (nee Whalley). Attended St James’s  C of E School and  King Street Baptist church. He was employed on the railway until enlisted in the RN for 16 years. Father was killed whilst working on track maintenance.

Atkins.   Norman Leslie ‘Tommy’                   Petty Officer P/JX 129275 DSM

(2nd person aboard the Altmark)  (London Gazette 12 April 1940)

Onboard January 1939   – March 1940? Other ships include GOSLING, ROYAL ARTHUR.

Atmeare. G.C.                                                      ERA. October 1939 to March 1940?

Attfield. Arthur. Henry                                       Stoker Petty Officer. P/KX 81653 Mentioned in

Despatches – London Gazette 1 January 1942

(Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Born 1908 . Age 33 (Married  to Marjorie Florence  Jeffrey of Rosyth, Fife) Son of Henry and Mary Attfield  Arthur had one son called Denis who was 20 months old at the time of his father’s death. His father in law was serving in one of the ships that searched for survivors of the Cossack

Avory. Lawrence Sidney                                   Stoker 1st Class. P/KX 111951 (Missing presumed killed

23.10.41) Age 21 (single) Son of Charles and Rose Ellen Avory of Ramsey, Huntingdonshire.  Younger brother Maurice died 13 June 2009.

Bailey. H.                                                              Steward. October 1939 to March 1940?

Baker. A.                                                               Ordinary Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

Baker. Edward Francis (Ted)                            Ordinary Telegraphist P/SSX 33088 (Missing presumed

killed 23.10.41) Age 21 (single) Son of Ernest Guy and May Helen Baker.

Baldry. Gordon R.                                               Midshipman RNR. Appointed 1 August 1937. Reported

onboard 1.9.39 to March 1940? 

Ball. ‘Tiddley’ D.S.                                             Ordinary Seaman. January 1939 to March 1940? ‘B’ 4.7

gun crew.

Ball. H.                                                                  SB Petty Officer. January 1939 to March 1939?

Ballie-Grohman. I.P.                                           Lt. October 1939 to March 1940?

Barnes.  G. ‘Barney’                                           Petty Officer. DSM. P/JX 130330. Survivor discharged to

HMS Victory. Died 2000. Said to have a nice personality and never came the heavy. Part of ALTMARK boarding party.

Barnes. Herbert Tom                                          Petty  Officer P/J 102384. loaned from AURORA for Altmark incident. Granted DSM

Barnes. S. H.                                                        Petty Officer. October 1939 to March 1940?

Barrett. G.                                                             Leading Telegraphist. January 1939  to March 1939?

Bartlett. K.                                                            Sick Berth Attendant. October 1939 to March 1940?

Barton. Leonard                                                  Able Seaman. P/J 114893. (Missing presumed killed

23.10.41) Age 30 (single) Son of Frederick John and Ellen Barton of Mile End, Portsmouth

Bashford. F.                                                          Leading Stoker. January 1939 to March 1939?

Bassina. C.                                                            Canteen Assistant. October 1939 to March 1940?

Bastick. E.J.                                                          Ordinary Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?

Bateman. Douglas W.                                         Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 160612 Onboard as a Boy

Seaman at October 1939 (Wounded 23.10.41 and discharged to military hospital and HMS Cormorant)

*Batchelor. Geoffrey Reginald Arthur.           Able Seaman.  SSX 22228. Joined as Ordinary Seaman 14.06.38 to 28.03.40 and 15.04.40 to 23.10.41 (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory) (Born 17/8/20 Wells Next the Sea. Norfolk. Died 5 May 1977.) Son of Mabel and Reg Batchelor. Married to Joyce Lillian (Nee Burgess) Ships included CHARLESTOWN, ITHURIAL., LOCH TRALAIG, SHRAPNEL

Bath. Fred. G.                                                       Able Seaman. P/SSX 29693.  Joined the RN in 1937 and was serving in RAMILIES when war was declared. Attended Whale Island to become a AA3 before joining L03. 1940 – 1941 (At Altmark Incident,2nd Battle of Narvik, Malta convoys and  Bismarck action) Gunner (POMPOM) (Survivor picked up by CARNATION and discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney). Qualified as a AA2 and drafted to HYTHE a Bangor class minesweeper operating out of Malta during the siege. Mentioned in despatches.  He took part in the Italy / Sicily campaigns until HYTHE was sunk by U371 off Bougie, Algeria whilst escorting convoy GU18 from Malta to Gibraltar.  Fed was one of 14 to survive. Drafted to VERNON he was on landing craft  for the D day landings.  1945 saw him drafted to FISHGUARD an American built Banff class sloop operating out of Freetown as an escort to convoys in the Indian Ocean. However he did not make it as the war ended and he returned to the UK for demob in 1946 and went on to 5 years with the Reserve.  Married  Phyllis in 1944 and had 7 children. Married 65 years – known each other for 70 years. Became a milkman until he retired. Diagnosed with lung cancer in May 2009. Died at 2130 10 November 2009 five weeks after his wife. Two of their sons joined the RN each serving 23 years as a CPO Caterer and CPO PTI

Baxter. James                                                       Stoker PO P/K 62175. Onboard 1938? On ships books at January 1939. Died 13 April 1940 (2nd Battle of Narvik) Age 39 (married to Ida Flora of Buckland.  Portsmouth) Son of George and Ruth Baxter

Beach. B.J.                                                            Ordinary Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?

*Beach. ‘Lofty’ Peter John                                Leading Seaman. P/JX145239. Onboard at October 1939. (Able Seaman. DSM – Altmark- London Gazette 12 April 1940) (Acting Petty Officer Temporary at sinking – 1 Mess) (Survivor. Picked up by HMS Carnation & discharged to HMS Victory) Came from Portsmouth. Died aged 72 -date unknown. Known for a good temper and cheery tact. Lived at Havant, Hants. Mother lived at 21 New Road Bedhampton

Beard. C.                                                               Cook. January 1939 to March 1940?

Beer.R.J.                                                                Telegraphist. January 1939 to March 1939?

Begg. V.C                                                             (Sub Lt.) (Lt Sept 1938) Onboard as a Lt Cdr. at January 1939 (Gunnery Officer)

Bellinger. L.                                                          Stoker Petty Officer. Temporary. P/KX 84108 Onboard as

a stoker January 1939. Was in No 1 Boiler room at the time of the explosion. Despite the inrush of oil through the broken bulkhead turned off all the sprayers before leaving the compartment thus preventing a further fire. (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney)

Benn. C. R.                                                           Stoker. October 1939 to March 1940?

Bennet. A.                                                             Stoker. January 1939 to March 1940?

Bennett. A.W.                                                       ERA/Chief ERA January 1939 to March 1940?

Bennet. S. E.                                                         Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

Bennett. Stanley Douglas                                   Able Seaman P/JX 136296 On loan from AURORA for Altmark incident. Gained DSM

Bennetto. H.                                                         Petty Officer. October 1939 to March 1940?

Berthon.  Edward Lyon                                   Captain. DSC*. (Succeeded Vian) 10 July 1941 – Killed

23.10.41 Age 47 Previous ship KEITH sunk at Dunkirk. Lived at ‘Moorings’ Home Farm Close Esher. Married  Miss Doris Brown in 1930 at Wimbledon and had a son ( Aged 6 in  1941). Joined the RN 1907 and made Lt in 1947. Gained DSC during 1st WW for sinking a submarine in the Mediterranean.  Promoted to Commander in 1920.  1930 found him in Auckland. New Zealand followed by a destroyer flotilla at Portsmouth. In 1935 was on CRUSADER which visited the Thames during Jubilee Year. Was promoted to Captain in 1936 and appointed to WINCHESTER. Took charge of the naval establishment at Ceylon in 1938. When the war started he was appointed Captain of the Dover Patrol where his ship was sunk at Dunkirk.  A mention in despatches and COSSACK followed. Other ships WILD SWAN.

Born 15 September 1894 – Demerera  British Guiana.

                                                          15 September 1916           Lt

                                                                                                15 September 1924            Lt Cdr

                                                                                                31 December 1929             Cdr

                                                                                                30 June 1937                       Captain

                                                                                                Decorations

                                                                                                22 June 1917                       DSC

                                                                                                23 July 1918                        Bar to DSC

                                                                                                16 August 1940  Mentioned in

Dispatches

25 November 1941            DSO (Posthumous)

Berton (Benton?)                                                 LTO (Mentioned by Landrigan)

Besford .Brian (Jack/ John?)                             Boy Seaman / Ordinary Seaman. Joined L03 1938? On ships books January 1939 to March 1940. At ALTMARK Incident. Went below with Jim Halliday to free two officers from the cabins – Captain Starr and Captain Brown. Joined RN aged 16. Left Navy as a Petty Officer and joined the fire service Believed to have died in 1991.

Best. E.                                                                  Ordinary Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?

Billing. G.C.                                                         Yeoman of Signals. January 1939 to March 1940?

Binks. K.P.                                                            ERA. January 1939 to March 1940?

Bird. E                                                                   Petty Officer Writer. October 1939 to March 1940?

Bishop. A.J.                                                           Leading Signalman. January 1939 to march 1939?

Blake.  R.L.                                                           Midshipman. Appointed to Cossack 3 April 1941

Bloomfield. G.                                                     Sick Berth Attendant. October 1939 to March 1940?

Blowen. R.                                                            Ordinary Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

Bodle. Leslie James. McKinley                        Ordinary Seaman. Able Seaman P/JX 212451 Joined the Royal Navy at the Eastbourne Recruiting Office in Sea side Road. Joined  Cossack from Collingwood September 1940 (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 21 (single) Son of Mr and Mrs E.A. Bodle 8 Motcombe Road ( Lane) Eastbourne, Sussex. Attended St Mary, School followed by St Saviours School. Before joining RN worked for Miller and Selmes Ltd

Bond. Edward Charles.                                       Stoker. 2nd Class P/SKX 288. (Missing presumed killed

23.10.41) Age 20 (single) Son of Alice Maud of Boston, Lincs.

Boniface. G.H.                                                     Petty Officer. P/JX 128105. Survivor discharged to HMS

Victory

Bonner. Roy Godfrey.                                        Able Seaman.P/JX 152608. Onboard January 1939.

(Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 20 (single) Son of Emily of Drayton, Hampshire.

Bonner. S.S.                                                          Chief ERA. October 1939 to March 1940?

Bourhill. W.                                                          Able Seaman. RNVR. ESD/X 1729. (Survivor discharged

to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney)

Boucher. Herbert.                                                                Ordinary Seaman. P/SX 168646. Onboard at October

1939. Born in Sheffield, Yorkshire on the 3rd December 1918.  Supporter of Sheffield United FC.  Died 13 April 1940 (Battle of Narvik)

Bowen. E.W.                                                         Signalman. October 1939 to March 1940?

Bowles. K.V.                                                        Canteen Assistant. October 1939 to March 1940?

Bowyer. Ray A.                                                   Leading Signalman. Transferred with Captain Vian from

HMS Afridi. Was at the Altmark incident. Shown on ship’s book for the period October 1939 to March 1940?

Boyd. N.                                                                Surgeon Lt. October 1939 to March 1940?

Boyle. N.A.                                                          Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

* Boyt Lane. Walter  Frederick                         Lt Cdr. (E) 31.08.39 to end April 1940.

At the 2nd Battle of Narvik – praised in the Captain’s report. He won the DSC at Narvik & was Mentioned in Despatches for his service on HMS Warspite. ( London Gazette 34885 28 June 1940)
Engineer in Chief, Bath 1957,  Director of Marine Engineering Admiralty 1958-1961. Retired a Rear Admiral. Walter Lane (1909-1988) Rear Admiral, CB, DSC.M.I Mech. E, M.I Mar. E. 

Son of Walter Herbert Lane, and Blanche Gertrude Adams, of Portsmouth, and Freshwater, Isle of Wight. Born 7.2.1909 and died 24.5.1988 in Winchester.
Married 15 August 1931) Gladys Anne Littlecott (1908-1991), daughter of Edwin Littlecott, of Southsea; one son Richard Lane. (Ealing London 2015)

Midshipman. (E) 15.09.1926
S.Lt. (E) 01.01.1929
Lt. (E) 01.11.1930
Lt.Cdr. (E) 01.11.1938
Cdr. (E) 30.06.1942
Capt. (E) 31.12.1950
R.Adm. 23.09.1957 (retd 20.01.1961)
CB 01.01.1960 New Year 60 [investiture 23.02.60]
DSC 28.06.1940 2nd Battle of Narvik [investiture 17.11.42]
MID 03.02.1942 Battle of Cape Matapan

Education: RN Engineering College & RN College.

1924     joined RN as an artificer apprentice at HMS Fishguard
1926     RNEC as a Midshipman apprentice (E)
      HMS Barham
      HMS Valiant
1933… Advanced Engineering course Greenwich –won Admiralty Prize
      HMS MALAYA
1934     HMS Hermes – Senior Engineer
1936     Engineer – in Chiefs Department
31.08.1939 (04.)1940 HMS Cossack (destroyer) (DSC)
27.05.1940 (12.1941) HMS Warspite (battleship) (despatches)
(08.1942)     no appointment listed
19.10.1942 (07.1945) an Engineer Inspector, Department of the Engineer-in-Chief, Admiralty [HMS President]
1943     Commander to E-in-C Bath
(04.1946)     Chatham dockyard –Assistant manager – design and development of the ASRI engine
..1948. .Director of Studies at the Royal Naval Engineering College Manadon
1950     Promoted to Captain serving with E.A.P.
March 1952   March 1954 SEO( Flotillas)
May 1954     Assistant E-in-C Technical  Admiralty Bath—nuclear propulsion 
1957     Deputy Engineer-in-Chief, Admiralty [HMS President]  (Flag Rank)
01.10.1958 1961 Director of Marine Engineering, Admiralty [HMS President] (CB)

FIMechE, MIMarE.

Bracebridge. A.W.                                              Ordinary Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

Bradley. C.R.                                                        Leading Seaman. January 1939 to March 1940?

Bradley. R.                                                            Warrant Telegraphist.   Appointed to Cossack 13 May

1940.

Brewster. E.N.                                                      Stoker.  October 1939 to March 1940?

Briggs. John Douglas                                          Stoker 2nd Class. P/KX 119351. (Missing presumed killed

23.10.41)

*Brighton. William George                               Acting Leading Seaman.Signalman P/SSX 18484.

(Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Parents George and Doris Brighton. Married at the Barony Church in Glasgow 27 August 1941 to Janet Harby who worked in munitions.

Brincat. A.                                                             Canteen Assistant. October 1939 to March 1940?

Brine. J.E.                                                              Ordinary Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

Brockhurst. R.O.                                                  Leading Signalman. January 1939 to March 1939?

*Broom. David George.                                      Able Seaman.  P/JX 156413. Attended Alma road and Talbot Village Schools.  Joined RN 1937 at HMS Ganges. Onboard as a Boy Seaman at October 1939 Joined at Malta. X gun crew (At BISMARCK action, Narvik and ALTMARK incident) (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory age 18 at the time). Picked up by CARNATION (Returned onboard to attempt salvage of L03- Mentioned in Dispatches) Returned to Gibraltar in JONQUIL. Left the RN as commissioned Gunner in 1951 to become aircraft electrician, planning engineer, technical author.  Son of Mr and Mrs Broom formally of 66 Eldon Road Winton, Bournemouth. His father was employed by the local electric light company and in the Home Guard. His mother in the ATS.

Wife Audrey died  1991. Died 10 August 2009 age 86 leaving  son David and daughter Gale.

Quote from his son “At Buckingham Palace he proudly showed the Duke of Edinburgh  Cossack’s battle ensign that he had salvaged after the 2nd battle of Narvik

The D of E said ” You nicked that!…..it should be in the Naval Museum ” as witnessed by my Sister, Dad’s reply in the face of such authority was simply

 ” When I am dead and gone, my son will follow my instructions and see to it, that together with my other mementos and documents it is made available to the Cossack Association!”

The D of E smiled and walked on………”

These mementos consisting of the 5ft sq remains of the L03 battle ensign from the 2nd Battle of Narvik and bits and pieces of the ship have been framed and are in the HMS Cossack Association Archives.

Broomhead. R. S.                                                 Able Seaman. P/JX 148652. (Survivor discharged to HMS

Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney)

Brown. A. E.                                                        Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1940?

Brown. C.P.                                                          Boy Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?

Brown. F. W.                                                        Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1940?

Brown. John.                                                        Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 274224. (Survivor discharged to

HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney). Died 1976

Brown. S.F.                                                           Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 273284. P/JX273234 (Wounded

23.10.41 and discharged to military hospital and HMS Cormorant) Died 1996 aged 88

Brownlee. A.W.                                                   Leading Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?

Broxham. Arthur.                                                Able Seaman. P/SSX 27619. Onboard at October 1939 as

an Ordinary Seaman.

(Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 20 (single) Son of Joseph and Mary Broxham of Hull

Buckell. R.W.                                                       Ordinary Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

Buckle. D.W.                                                        Ordinary Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

Buhagiar. C.                                                         Petty Officer Cook. (Maltese) No number shown. Borne

for victuals only. No pay documents. (July to October 1941?) Survivor discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney)

Bullen. A.E.                                                          Leading Signalman. October 1939 to March 1940?

Burch. P. E.                                                           Ordinary Seaman.  January 1939 to March 1939?

Burkitt. Edmund Francis                                    Paymaster Lt. October 1939 to March 1940? Royal Humane Society’s Bronze Medal and Certificate 16.2.40 for rescue of German Sailor. Died onboard HMS Pelican 1940. Lived at Treetops, Upper Basildon. Berkshire.

Burridge. R.                                                          Stoker Petty Officer. K64747. January 1939 to July 1941.

Boarded Altmark in place of a petrified young sailor. Was armed with a heavy spanner instead of a bayonet. (As told to his grandson)

Burrows. W.J.                                                       Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

Burt. W.G.H.                                                         Stoker. January 1939 to March 1940?

Burton. A.                                                             Ordinary Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?

Burton. L.                                                              Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

Burton. P. J.                                                          Able Seaman January 1939 to March 1940?

Burton. William. Henry.                                    Boy Seaman/ Ordinary Seaman. January 1939 to March

1940. At Altmark incident.  Served on submarines  (P311) and Midget submarines.  (Nearest relation Maggie Bennett – Niece) Died when P311 was sunk by an Italian mine in the approaches to Maddalena 2 January 1943

*Butler. John William                                         Joined as a Leading Seaman 1938.  Left as a PO 1940.

DSM. BEM. (Still onboard at March 1940) Member of boarding party for ALTMARK. Captain of B Gun at 2nd Battle of Narvik. (Took over from A/Petty Officer Scott.) Died 14 June 2001. (Age 87)

Butler. Lawrence.                                                                Stoker 1st Class. 2nd Class P/KX 106415. (Missing

presumed killed 23.10.41)Age 23 (single) Son of John and Janet Butler of Clayton-le -Moors. Lancs

Caisley. J. G.                                                        Boy Seaman/Ordinary Seaman. January 1939 to March

1940?

Call. Leslie                                                            Boy 1st Class. P/JX 184676. (Missing presumed killed

23.10.41)

*Camilleri. Paul                                                   Steward. E/LX23039 (Maltese) (29 July 1938 to July

1941) (39/40 Star. Atlantic Star. Africa Star. Italy Star. Defence Medal. War Medal – Mention in Despatches (London Gazette 14 October 1941 Bismarck Action)  Oak leaf. Naval General Service Medal (Palestine). Long Service Medal. Good Conduct Medal. Krzyza Walecznych – The Cross of Valour. The Cross of Freedom and Independence. Medal Marynarki Wojennej  – The Naval Medal 1939/1945. Certificates in respect of Polish Cross of Valour and the Naval Medal.

Cantell. A.G.                                                         Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1940?

Carter. Eric                                                          Stoker. Altmark Incident.  (Information from a Mr Jeffs)

Caruana. C.                                                           Steward. January 1939 to March 1940?

Cassels. C.R. ( C.A.)                                            Temporary Paymaster  Sub. Lt RNVR  Appointed to

Cossack 22 August 1941. (Survivor discharged to       HMS Cormorant)

Cave. ‘Nippy’ William. Thomas                      Able Seaman. P/JX 127747.  Onboard January 1939     

‘A’ Gun Turret  (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age

30 (married to Lily Maud) Son of David Thomas and

Emma Cave

Chamberlain. S.W.                                              Ordinary Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?

*Chappell. Rev. Henry Pegg                              Chaplin (RNVR) DSC. Joined RNVR 1938. Appointed to Cossack 1 November 1940 (Survivor discharged to HMS

Sikh). Served in RN 1939 to 1947 and 1951 to 1960. Ships include ZULU, EMERALD,CALLIOPE.

Born 19.6.1909. Died 30 May 1997. St Catherine’s College Cambridge BA1931; MA1935. Wells Theological College 1933. Ordained Deacon 1934; Ordained Priest 1935. Curate of All Hallows by the Tower (London
Diocese) 1934-39. Chaplain Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve 1937-58. Chaplain Royal Naval Reserve 1958-97. Vicar of Tynemouth (Newcastle Diocese) 1948-63.
Rector of Ludlow & Rural Dean of Ludlow (Hereford Diocese)1963-71. Priest-in-Charge of How Caple with Sollers Hope 1971-76. Retired 1976. Married to Betty – one son and two daughters.

Charles G.                                                             Signalman. January 1939 to March 1939?

Cheesmer. ‘Ollie’ ‘Peter’ Oliver                       Writer. 19 July 1940 to 29 August 1941. Member of ‘B’ gun (Left ship at Greenock. Retired from RN. March 1953 as CPO Writer and became a Personnel Officer for ICI Plastics Division in Welwyn Garden City. Died 5.9.97

Clark. A. H.                                                          Able Seaman. P/JX 147937. (Survivor discharged to

military hospital and HMS Cormorant)(Not listed as wounded in Official Admiralty Communique)From Dundee.

Clark. Andrew Hubert                                        Canteen Assistant/ N.A.A.F.I. Manager. Onboard at

October 1939. Died 13 April 1940 (Battle of Narvik) Age 19 (single) Son of James and Emily Clark of Great Broughton, Cumberland

Clarke C.                                                               Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

Clarke. James. Frederick Spurway                   Supply Petty Officer. Temporary. P/MX 46911. (Missing

presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 32 (married to Kathleen of Londonderry, Yorkshire)

Clarke. W. G.                                                       Stoker 1st Class. P/KX 112516. (Survivor discharged to

HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney)

Clarke. William Henry                                       Ordinary Seaman. P/SSX 26241 (Killed in the collision with SS Borthwick 7.11.39) Age 18 Son of William George and Ellen Margaret Clarke of Eastleigh, Hampshire. Buried in Seafield Cemetery, Edinburgh Scotland

Clarke. W.T.                                                         Ordinary Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

Clarkson. ‘Tubby’ John William                       Able Seaman. P/J 32392. Onboard at October 1939.

‘A’Gun Turret (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 42 (marrried)

Claydon. C.H.                                                      Ordinary Seaman/Able Seaman. January 1939 to March

1940?

Cleall. S.E.                                                            ERA. January 1939 to March 1939?

Codd. P. J.                                                             Stoker. January 1939 to March 1939?

Coggins. Ronald Claude                                    Acting Stoker Petty Officer. Temporary. P/KX 81996.

Onboard as an Acting Leading Stoker at January 1939.

(Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) age 27 (married to Eileen Florence) Son of Claud and Elsie Coggins

Coggins. W.J.                                                       Stoker 1st Class. P/KX 110827. (Survivor discharged to

HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney)

*Colechin. B.E.                                                    Ordinary Seaman (CW Candidate) Joined RNVR 1938

Onboard September 1940 to Summer 1941  (Gunner)

 (Promoted to Lt Cdr RNVR.). Left RN1948 became Chairman of the West Midlands Branch of the Sail Training Association

Collins. Patrick                                                    Acting Leading Stoker. P/KX 85558. (Missing presumed

killed 23.10.41) Age 27 (married to Annie) Son of Andrew and Hanna Collins of Corran, County Cork. Republic of Ireland.

Colthart. Alexandra B.                                        Signalman RNVR. P/ESD/X 1441.

 (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41)Age 23 (married

to Margaret of Stockbridge, Edinburgh) Son of Alexander and Annie Colthart

Colwell. William T.                                            Leading Seaman. P/J 100503 Onboard January 1939 (Seriously injured in collision with SS Borthwick. 7.11.39)

Compton. ‘Bill’ William?                                  AB Diver ?

Connell. Albert .E.                                               Able Seaman. P/J 98209. Torpedo Operator (June 1938 to

December 1940) At ALTMARK incident

Died of Malignant Malaria 1942 onboard HMS Nelson.

Connelly. John                                                     Acting Leading Stoker. Leading Stoker. Stoker Petty

Officer P/KX 79098.  P/KX 79078 (Born Kilbirnie –Scotland) (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 31 (single) Son of John and Elizabeth of Kilbirnie, Ayrshire.

Constable. T.J.G.                                                  Boy Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

Cook. A. E.                                                           Stoker. January 1939 to March 1939?

Cook. Thomas.                                                    Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 274408. (Missing presumed

killed 23.10.41) Age 34 (single) Son of John and Agnes Cook of Neville’s Cross, Co Durham.

Coombes. A.J.                                                      Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1940?

Cooper. H.K.D.                                                    Telegraphist. January 1939 to March 1939?

Cooper. T.G.                                                         Leading Signalman.

Cordila. A                                                             Petty Officer Steward. January 1939 to March 1939?

Corry. Percy                                                         Ordinary Telegraphist. P/SSX 31378. (Missing presumed

killed 23.10.41) Age 22 (single)Son of Henry and Sarah Ann Corry of Benwell, Newcastle-on-Tyne

Costello. Patrick D. L.                                        Telegraphist. P/SSX 31073. (Missing presumed killed

23.10.41)

Coupe. Clifford.                                                   Chief Engine Room Artificer.

DSM (London Gazette 14 October 1941 for Bismarck Action)

P/MX 48347. (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney)

Court. Fred Claude.                                            Boy 1st Class/Ordinary Seaman. P/SSX 26142 . Onboard 1938 – 1940. Altmark incident. 1939 – 1940. 39-40 medal, Defence Medal, Atlantic Star, 39-45 Star. African Star. Arctic Star. After RN worked for Post Office Telephones (BT)

Died at Gosport on 14 August 2011. His Wife Elsie died 24 November 2014. 

Courts. Norman W.S.                                          Able Seaman. P/JX 252376. (Wounded 23.10.41 and

discharged to military hospital and HMS Cormorant)

Cowan. T.                                                              Telegraphist. October 1939 to March 1940?

Cowan. Stanley                                                    Able Seaman. (L/S) P/JX 152626. Onboard January 1939

(Killed in the collision with SS Borthwick 7.11.39) Age

36. (married to H. Cowan of Peterborough,

Northamptonshire) Buried in Seafield Cemetery

Edinburgh, Scotland.

Cowie. H.                                                              Stoker Petty Officer. P/KX 80106. (Survivor discharged

to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney)

Cox. W.J.                                                               Ordinary Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

Cozzins.                                                                 Stoker. (Survivor) Not listed as being onboard at sinking.

Craig. Alec                                                            Leading Telegraphist. C/JX139393. Joined January 1938

(Survivor –hospital on Gibraltar 23 October 1941. Discharged to HMS Cormorant (Rock W/T) Died 14 December 1997 Aged 80

Craig. J.C.                                                             Temporary Lt (E). Appointed 25 March 1941

Craig-Waller. M.W.B                                         Lt./Lt Cdr. October 1939 to March 1940? (Gunnery

Officer following Begg)

Cranham. Leonard Cresswell                            Yeoman of Signals P/JX 131492 (Killed 23.10.41) Age 30

(married Elizabeth Constance of Caterham, Surrey) Son of Leonard C and Eleanor Cranham

Cranstone. R.J.                                                     Stoker Petty Officer. January 1939 to March 1940?

Craven. Geoffrey.                                               Paymaster Sub Lt. (Temp. Pay. Lt.) DSC RNVR.

Joined RNVR 1938. Called up 23 August 1939 (Appointed October 1939) Joined COSSACK at Alexandria two days before war broke out. At BISMARCK action . At ALTMARK incident (Spoke fluent German) – Held 8 German Merchant officers and the German Navy Captain prisoners on the bridge with a pistol (5 rounds) accompanied by one seaman armed with a bayonet.  Distinguished Service Cross (London Gazette 12 April 1940.

At the time of the sinking of L03 saw the torpedo approaching on the Port side. (Wounded 23.10.1941 & discharged to HMS Cormorant) Secretary to Captain D- Berthon –   at the time of the sinking. Picked up by LEGION (Made Lt Cdr) Declared unfit for sea service because of injuries to foot he spent the remainder of the war on the staff of Admiral Ramsey at Dover planning for the D day landings. This is where he met his wife Felicity. Left RN 1948 to become export director for Shell.

Died 11 February 2004.

Creek. R.                                                               Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

Creighton. James William                                  Stoker 2nd Class. 1st Class. P/KX 110833. (Missing

presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 21 (single) Son of James Frederick and Florence Kate Creighton of North Kensington, London

Creswell. Lawrence Herbert Cotton.               Commissioned Gunner (T).DSC (London Gazette 14

October 1941 for Bismarck Action) MBE

Appointed 17 August 1937 to June 1941? Died 24 February 2017

Crisp. L.R.                                                            Signalman. October 1939 to March 1940?

Crispin.  H.T.                                                        Lt. Navigator Appointed to Cossack 11 July 1941

(Survivor. Wounded 23.10.41 & discharged

to  HMS Cormorant)  (Died in Salerno Operation) Made Lt Cdr.

Crosskey. M. E.                                                   Stoker 1st Class. P/KX 94768. (Survivor discharged to

HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney)

Cubitt. A.                                                               Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 274539. (Survivor discharged to

HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney)

Cuff. W.                                                                 Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

Cullen. Charles                                                    Engine Room Artificer 5th Class P/MX 78628. (Missing

presumed killed 23.10.41) (Born Glasgow)

Cumming. W.                                                       Stoker. October 1939 to March 1940?

Curry. Alfred Edward                                         Petty Officer Telegraphist. P/JX 134082. (Missing

presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 27 (single) son of Alfred Edwin and Daisy Ethel Curry of Bembridge, Isle of Wight

Dabbs. R.A.                                                          Chief Petty Officer. January 1939 to March 1939?

Dannreuther. H.H.                                               Lt. Appointed 8 February 1940

Darmanin. G.                                                        Leading Steward. (Maltese) (July – October 1941) No

number shown. Borne for victual charges only. No pay documents. (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney)

Dauvin. Francis Albert                                       Able Seaman. RFR. P/J 94056. (Missing presumed killed

23.10.41) Age 39 (married to Lilian Francis of Stamshaw, Portsmouth) Son of Louisa Mary Dauvin

*Davies. Anthony D                                            Lt.  (Gunnery Officer) Joined RN as a cadet 1926. Joined LO3 Sunday 15 September 1940 –1941 (At BISMARCK action) (Survivor. Wounded 23.10.41 & discharged to HMS Cormorant) Left RN 1946 to become Warden of Windsor Castle 1966 – 1973. Became Rear Admiral CB, CVO. Ships included BRITANNIA, BARHAM, DANAE, DESPATCH, DUNCA, EXCELLENT, REPULDSE, DRAKE, INDFATIGABLE, TRIUMPH, PELICAN. Died 14 January 2003 aged 90.

Davies.  ‘Willy’ D. P.                                         Ordinary Signalman. October 1929 to March 1940?

Davies. Ken                                                          Signalman transferred from Afridi. At Altmark incident

Davies. Ray.                                                         Ordinary Seaman. P/SSX 36103. Joined RN 1940 Joined LO3 January 1941. At BISMARK battle (Survivor – in the water for four hours before being picked up by LEGION         -discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney landing at Loch Ewe).  Escorted Convoy PQ17. Other ships EMERALD, TALLYBONT, BATTLEAXE, MANCHESTER – after sinking during Operation Pedestal ended up in Laghouat a French prisoner of War camp., Left RN 1953 to become carpenter/joiner. Lived in Ledbury. Died  25 April 2016. Daughter – Sandie Rogers

Davis. Donald Phillip                                          Ordinary Signalman P/JX 151534 on loan from AFRIDI for Altmark Incident. Granted DSM

Davis. D.W.                                                          Ordinary Seaman. January 1939 to March 1940?

Davis.  Sydney (Ivor.)( J.)                                 Boy Seaman. P/JX 171890 Stationed on X gun. Went

back onboard from CARNATION.  (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney). Died 10 June 1994

Davies. Vivian Morgan                                      Able Seaman. P/SSX 15190. (Missing presumed killed

23.10.41) Age 26 (married to Dilys) Son of William Morgan and Janet Mary of Reading, Berkshire

Davies.Vaughan Ninian Startin             Lieutenant RNR. Believed to have served on the                          Cossack during the Norwegian operations and may

have been part of the boarding party on the Altmark He was latter Killed (24/01/1942) on H.M.S. Grebe,

Dawe. ‘Dickie’ H. C. S.                                      Ordinary Seaman. Commission 1938 to March 1940? Was a member of the boarding party at the Altmark incident. At Bismarck incident. Died 1990

*Dawson. Sidney Reynold                                Able Seaman P/SX 152539. HMS Royal Oak 7 June 1939 to 14 October 1939 when she was sunk and then joined COSSACK . Died of wound 14 April 1940 sustained during  the 2nd Battle of Narvik Age 33 and was buried at sea from HMS Warspite. (married to Winnie Emily of 4 Kingston Road, Gosport. There were two children) Eldest son of William George and Florence A. Dawson of 49 Fellows Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight.  Born in Chiswick, London 15 June 1906 and was a messenger before joining up. Ships include. GANGES, VICTORY, IRON DUKE, QUEEN ELIZABETH, WEYMOUTH, EXCELLENT, NELSON, EGMONT, ROYAL OAK, COSSACK                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

*Day. Peter A.C.                                                  Sub Lt.(Seaman Executive) Joined RN April 1938.Appointed 14 May 1941 and joined 16 May 1941 AT Dartmouth to 23 October 1941 (At BISMARCK action). Survivor-found at foot of bridge ladder-seriously injured 23.10.41 with multiple burns, broken leg, fractured scull and concussion. Discharged to HMS Cormorant. Took passage back to UK in Manxman after 2 months in Gibraltar. (Made Lt Cdr) Left RN June 1967 and became a master thatcher for 15 years. Ships include EREBUS, VINDICTIVE, CUMBERLAND, DRYAD, EXCELLENT, DOLPHIN, S/M TAKU, NIGERIA, ROMOLA, URANIA, ULLYSES, RESOURCE, SLUYS, COLLINGWOOD, PHOENIX, GLORY, DAEDALLUS, COLL, MELITA, MEDITATOR  VANGUARD, SHEFIELD, MULL of  GALLOWAY. Wife Betty

                                                                                Died 21 February 2007. Wife Betty died 29 March 2014.

Day. William                                                        Boy Seaman Ordinary Seaman P/JX 171766. (Missing

presumed killed 23.10.41) (single) Son of William John Axtell and Violet May Day of Peckham. London

*Dean. Ivor.                                                          Stoker 1st Class. P/KX 111730. (Survivor discharged to

HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney). Born 25.3.1916 in a house within the compound of the Corfe Mullen Waterworks near Wimborne, Dorset. 7th of 9 children of Frank and Mabel.  Worked as a milkman and maintenance fitter before joining the Navy at Royal Arthur (Skegness) on 15 July 1940. Joined Victory on 21.8.40 followed by Cossack on 7.11.40. This was followed by Boscawen, Hawkins and Orlando.

*De Lara. Cecil William Owen                         Stoker 1st Class.SSX19344.Changed to  P/KX 95367 on 13.10.38.  Date of entry for Boy Service 13.11.36 at HMS Pembroke. HMS Wildfire27 .2.37. HMS Iron Duke 11.6.37. HMS London. 26 July 37. HMS Victory 30.11.38. HMS Nelson 14 .1.39. HMS Coldsnap 21.11.39. HMS Victory 16.4.40. HMS Cossack 23.4.40. Joined at Portsmouth  on 30 April 1940 . (ERA’s  Messman) (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 21 (single) Son of George  E. and  Nellie L. De Lara of Southampton.

                                                                                Boy 2nd Class 13.11.36. Boy 1st Class 19.2.37. Ordinary Seaman 19.3.38. Stoker 2nd Class 13.10.38. Stoker 1st class 13.10.39. Granted 1 Good conduct Badge on 19 March 1941. Character: Very Good

De Pass. Daniel. ‘hard over Danny’              Captain  28 December 1937 – 28 December 1939 (Incurred their Lordships Displeasure for the collision with SS Borthwick 7.11.39) (Superseded by Captain R. St. V. Sherbrook VC). Before acceptance from the builders the ship sailed down the Tyne to the North Sea where the ship builders transferred to a tug. De Pass then ordered  ‘Full Steam Ahead’ As the engines had not been run in serious damage was caused to the engines and L03 had to return for repairs.

                                                                                15 October 1911  Sub Lt

                                                                                15 October 1913  Lt

                                                                                15 October  1921  Lt Cmdr

                                                                                31 December 1926  Cdr

                                                                                31 December 1934  Captain

                                                                                Retired  8 January 1944

Dewar. J.                                                               W/Man. P/MX 68640. (Survivor discharged to

HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney)

Dibben. G.W.                                                        Lt. October 1939 to March 1940?

Dickey. A.                                                             Stoker. October 1929 to March 1940?

Dilks. James Alfred                                             Acting Leading Telegraphist. P/JX 138187. (Missing

Presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 24 Born 23.6.17 in Willesden. London and married Irene Violet of Copnor, Hampshire) Son of Joseph and Ethel Dilks. Sister Vera Bird. Joined RN straight from school on 23 November 1923 as a Boy Seaman Class 2. Other ships – Pembroke, Cairo, Nelson, Victory, St Angelo.

Disley. W. J.                                                         Leading Telegarphist. October 1929 to March 1940?

Dixon. John Leo                                                  Ordinary Seaman/Able Seaman. C/SSX 27515 Onboard at

October 1939. Died 25 March 1941. Was ashore and on PEMBROKE’s books. (Ratings Casualty Books) Age 20. Son of Mary Dixon of Preston. Buried at Preston (New Mill Lane) Cemetery, Lancashire

Dobinson. ‘Tosh’ S.J.                                         Able Seaman.  Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 223109. (Survivor

picked up by HMS Carnation and discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney) Looked after Reg Doring whilst onboard CARNATION

Doe. Frederick Charles                                       Petty Officer. P/J 109361. (Missing presumed killed

23.10.41) (married Muriel Alice) son of Henry Job and Elizabeth Jane Doe

Donovan. F.                                                          Stoker Petty Officer. October 1929 to March 1940?

*Doring. Reginald A. G.                                    Ordinary Signalman (Leading Signalman 1944)

P/JX 190635. Joined RN April 1940. September1940 at Roysth – 23 October 1941 (Ships books show 19 August) First experience of L03 guns fired in anger was October 1940 off Egersund Norway when ambushing a German Convoy (At BISMARCK action) (Survivor. Wounded 23.10.41. Abandoned ship by scrambling over torpedo tubes and jumping from the starboard side. Picked up by HMS Carnation and discharged to military hospital (One week) and HMS Cormorant). Passage home in HMS Zulu which was part of a screen to RODNEY. Ships Royal Arthur, Victory, After COSSACK went to RNB then MERCURY for signal exam followed by RINGWOOD (An old Southern Railway cattle boat used as a netlayer) Drafted to SCYLLA Dido class AA Cruiser – Capt. MacIntyre) Collected AMEER (Escort carrier) from USA Released March 1946.  Became GPO Telegraphist and then joined Custom and Excise. Died 18 September 2001 (Wife Edna Died December 2002)

Dorricott. Richard Frederick                              Acting Petty Officer Telegraphist. P/JX 143121. (Missing

presumed Killed 23.10.41) Age 23 (single) Son of Edward and Florence Mary Dorricott of Manchester

Dorrien-Smith. T.M.                                           Lt.   September 1938?

Dove Eddie.                                                          Ordinary Seaman/Able Seaman. Joined RN 1936.

1938 – 1941. (At BISMARCK action, ALTMARK incident and Narvik) (Survivor) Ships included the HOOD. Served with US Rangers at Sword and Juno Beaches. Left the RN 1946 to become a painter and decorator. Died 3 December 2003 aged 83.

Dowdell. A. F.                                                      Stoker. January 1939 to March 1939?

Downs. Cyril Henry                                            Acting Leading Stoker. P/KX 86615. (Missing presumed

Killed 23.10.41)

Downs. G.W.                                                        Telegraphist. P/SSX 31382. (Survivor discharged to HMS

Victory. Passage taken in HMS Rodney)

Drake. Norman. C.                                              Able Seaman. (AA 3) P/JX 156631.Joined 1940 (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney) He was on the multiple pom-pom when the torpedo struck the port side. Died  5th February 2009.   

Druro.

Duffy. F.                                                                Ordinary Seaman. January 1939 to March 1940?

Dunbar-Naismith. D.A.                                       Midshipman. October 1939 to March 1940?

Duncan. George                                                   Stoker 1st Class. P/KX 107340. (Born Dalkeith) (Missing

presumed Killed. 23.10.41) Age 20 (Single) Son of William Pearson and Janet Cornwall of Woodburn Midlothian

Durey.    Victor John Bunyan                           Able Seaman . P/JX 144767. 14 June 1938 to

20 December 1938. No 4 of a 4.7 gun crew. .

Joined RN 27 May 1935 aged 16 at HMS GANGES as a Boy 2nd Class, 10.11.36 Boy 1st Class. 20.4.36 ROYAL SOVEREIGN,  22.9.36 BARHAM, Ordinary Seaman 3.9.37. 21.9.38 VICTORY, 14.6. 38 COSSACK. 3.9.38 Able Seaman. 21.12.38 VICTORY, 21.1.39 EXCELLENT, 12.4.39 VICTORY, 24.5.39 DAEDALUS, 29.7.39 EMERALD. 8.4.41 Acting Leading Seaman, 7.4.42 Leading Seaman (Temp). 3.7.42 Acting Petty Officer, 6.8.42 VICTORY, 5.9.42 EXCELLENT, !4.12..42  NESS Reverted to Leading Seaman (Permanent), 5.8.43 EDINBURGH CASTLE,  2.3.44 VICTORY, 5.5.44 EXCELLENT, 1.8.44 Acting Petty Officer. 9.6.45 VICTORY, 30.6.45 KHEDIVE As Acting Petty Officer,  5.6.46.VICTORY, 26.2.46 FORMIDABLE, 5.6.47 VICTORY. 10.6.47 Discharge by purchase. Died  24 June 2005

DUREY Victor John Bunyan GANGES 27-May-35 09-Nov-35 Boy 2nd Class
P/JX 144767   GANGES 10-Nov-35 01-Apr-36 Boy 1st Class
    ROYAL SOVEREIGN 02-Apr-36 21-Sep-36 Boy 1st Class
    BARHAM 22-Sep-36 02-Sep-37 Boy 1st Class
    BARHAM 03-Sep-37 20-Apr-38 Ord. Sea.
    VICTORY 21-Sep-38 13-Jun-38 Ord. Sea.
    COSSACK 14-Jun-38 02-Sep-38 Ord. Sea.
    COSSACK 03-Sep-38 20-Dec-38 Able Sea.
    VICTORY 21-Dec-38 20-Jan-39 Able Sea.
    EXCELLENT 21-Jan-39 11-Apr-39 Able Sea.
    VICTORY 12-Apr-39 23-May-39 Able Sea.
    DAEDALUS 24-May-39 28-Jul-39 Able Sea.
    EMERALD 29-Jul-39 07-Apr-41 Able Sea.
    EMERALD 08-Apr-41 06-Apr-42 A/Ldg. Sea. (Temp)
    EMERALD 07-Apr-42 02-Jul-02 Ldg. Sea. (Temp)
    EMERALD 03-Jul-42 05-Aug-42 A/P.O. (Temp)
    VICTORY 06-Aug-42 04-Sep-42 A/P.O. (Temp)
    EXCELLENT 05-Sep-42 13-Dec-42 A/P.O. (Temp)
    NESS 14-Dec-42 03-Aug-43 A/P.O. (Temp)/ Ldg. Sea. (Perm) 3/12/42
    NESS 04-Aug-43 04-Aug-43 Ldg. Sea.
    EDINBURGH CASTLE 05-Aug-43 01-Mar-44 Ldg. Sea.
    VICTORY 02-Mar-44 04-May-44 Ldg. Sea.
    EXCELLENT 05-May-44 31-Jul-44 Ldg. Sea.
    EXCELLENT 01-Aug-44 08-Jun-45 A/P.O. (Temp)
    VICTORY 09-Jun-45 29-Jun-45 A/P.O. (Temp)
    KHEDIVE 30-Jun-45 31-Jul-45 P.O. (Temp)
    KHEDIVE 01-Aug-45 04-Jun-46 P.O. (Temp)
    VICTORY 05-Jun-46 25-Feb-46 P.O. (Temp)
    FORMIDABLE 26-Feb-46 04-Jun-47 P.O. (Temp)
    VICTORY 05-Jun-47 10-Jun-47 P.O. (Temp)
           

Durrow. E.C.                                                        Ordinary Seaman.  October 1929 to March 1940?

Eames. Albert James                                          Warrant Engineer. (Commander (E) ) Accommodated in ZULU. Chief Engineer to Captain Vian.. Served on Afridi and for a while on Cossack (Appointed 20 May 1940). Was in Bismarck chase but not Altmark incident. Son B.A. Eames was christened onboard Cossack.

Earl. Edward ‘Ted’                                              Signalman.P/JX152760. (Missing presumed Killed

23.10.41) Age 20 (single) Son of Mary Catherine   of Chobham, Surrey

Earle. Robert Clarence                                       Able Seaman. P/JX 188879. (Missing presumed Killed

23.10.41) Age 20 (single)Son of Henry and Violet Earle of Portugal Cove, Conception Bay , Newfoundland

Eaton. T.R.                                                            Chief ERA. January 1939 to March 1940?

*Edinborough. William Allan                           Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 274223.Served as an able seaman

with the Holt Line.  Joined RN 3 June 1941 Joined LO3 26 August 1941 (Missing presumed Killed 23.10.41)

(RN Records spell as Edinbrough                     (married to Elsie of Tilehurst, Berkshire)

son of James Samuel and Kate Elizabeth Edinborough

Edmonson. A.                                                       Telegraphist. October 1929 to March 1940?

Edwards. R.R.      ‘Bungy’                                 Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1940?

*Elford. William H.                                            Leading Signalman. P/JX 140721. Joined RN in 1932 age 14 at HMS St Vincent. Served on Arctic convoys. Onboard Cossack as a Signalman January 1939 (Wounded 23.10.41 & discharged to military hospital and HMS Cormorant). Served on HMS Matchless. Discharged from RN January 1949 as Chief Yeoman of Signals. Married three times and had a son and daughter. Became GPO Post Master in Brighton. Died October 1992. His ashes were scattered at sea.  Grandson (Richard Elford )piloted helicopters in Afghanistan.

Elms. Ronald Raymouth                                   Acting Leading Telegraphist. Temporary. P/SSX 28762.

Onboard as Ordinary Telegraphist October 1939

(Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 21 (married to A. L. J. of Southampton) Son of William and Daisy Elms

Elphick                                                                  Signalman. 1940 at Altmark incident

*Embley. Geoff. E.                                             Boy Seaman 1st Class. Bugler. P/JX 164291.

Joined LO3 August 1941. The Boys Mess Deck was on the Starboard side of the lower deck. At Action Stations he was the right hand fuse setter on X gun. Was on X Gun deck looking out  Port side forward when he saw the phosphorescent trail of the torpedo approaching (Survivor picked up by  Legion and discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney)

Joined RN 17 2.40 as a Boy 2nd Class at GANGES. 18.2.40 Boy 1st Class. 17.5.40 St GEORGE,  31.10.40 VICTORY, 22.9.40 VERNON, 26.8.41 VICTORY, 29..8.41 COSSACK, 28 .10.41 VICTORY as an Able Seaman, 7.1.42 FORMIDABLE, 23.5.42 Able Seaman, 1.12.43 VICTORY, 9.3.44 VERNON (R), 4.8.44 EMERALD,23.9.44 VICTORY, 3.10.44 VANOC, 10.2.45 VICTORY, 12.2.45 Acting Leading Seaman (Temp), 19.4.45 VERNON (R),

3.8.45 MARLBOROUGH, 30.11.45 VERNON P,

12.2.46 Leading Seaman (Temp),

24.7.46 MARLBOROUGH, 21.11.46 Leading Seaman,  3.12.46 VERNON, 17.2.47 VICTORY,

19.2.47 COLLINGWOOD,

14.4.47 Changed branch to Leading Electricians Mate and changed number to C/MX766384, 6.7.47 DEFIANCE, 25.10 47 COLLINGWOOD, 25.11.47 MAIDSTONE, 2.2.48 VICTORY, 13.3.48 CONCORD, 7.10.48 Acting Electrician,, 28.7.49 BELFAST, 7.10.49 Electrician, 6.4.50 TERROR, 11.4.50 VICTORY, 5.7.50 OSPREY, 6.6.51 JUTLAND, 3.5.52 BARROSA, 4.5.53 PEMBROKE –CS expired.,

Left RN 1954 and joined Royal Canadian Navy for 21 ½  years followed by 14 years in the Canadian Coastguard. 7.7.54 NIOBE as P2ET3, 16.7.54 CORNWALLIS, 29.11.54 STADACONA, 12.12.54 NOOTKA, 28.3.55 STADACONA, 19.12.55 QUEBEC, 6.6.56 MAGNIFICENT,1.6.57 P2ET4, , 15.6.57 STADACONA, 23.6.58 CAPE BRETON, 8.8.58 NADEN (Shipyard), 29.8.58 BROCKVILLE,    31.10.58 STADACONA, 28.12.58 KOOTENAY, 17.12.60 TERRA NOVA, 17.1.62 STADACONA, 3.6.62 OUTREMONT, 15.4.63 STANSACONA, 6.3.63 CAPE SCOTT, 6.9.63 NADEN (FS), 1.12.63 C2ET4 –Promoted to commissioned officer 17.4.64. Following the WWII he married Kathleen  in Hong Kong Died 13 May 2014 with his ashes committed to the deep from HMCS Sackville during Battle of the  Atlantic Ceremonies in May 2015. Survived by daughters Janice Hill, Marilyn Streatch and son Geoffrey

Emmens. Alfred George                                     Petty Officer -Acting Yeoman of Signals. P/JX 130917.

At Battle of Narvik and BISMARK (Missing

presumed Killed 23.10.41) Age 29 (married Lilian Violet of Newbury, Berkshire) son of Mr and Mrs Alfred M. Emmens.Left wife and son. Born in Newbury and attended St Mary’s School, Speenhanland and then became a messenger boy at Newbury Post Office. Mentioned in despatches for Service in AUCKLAND

English W.                                                            Telegraphist. October 1929 to March 1940?

Ephgrave. W.C.                                                    Ordinary Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?

Eva. Joseph Daniel                                              PKX 62487

Naval Barracks Portsmouth  Oct 1938  Dec 1938

REVENGE           Dec 1938  March 39  2nd Class  Stoker

COSSACK L03   March 1939 – May 1941 1st Class Stoker

MIDDLETON June 1941 – 1944

DUKE (Malvern) 1944  Leading Stoker

BLACK PRINCE 1944   PO Stoker

                                                                                KING GEORGE V 1944  – 1947

COSSACK D57 1948 – 1950

                                                                                LOCK ARKAIG  1951 – 1953

TIGER   1954 – 1957 Chief Stoker

ZULU 1958 – 1961

                                                                                OSPREY 1963 – 1964

INTREPID 1964 – 1966

Discharged  May 1966. CHM(E). Died 19 December 2012 aged 92.  Past Chairman of RN Engine Room Association

Evans. L.D.W.                                                      Supply Petty Officer. January 1939 to March 1940?

Evans. N.L.                                                           Lt. October 1939 to March 1940?

Evans. S.                                                                Leading SA. January 1939 to March 1940?

Ewen. J.                                                                 Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1940?

Ewing. Tomas.S.                                                 P/SSX 22230 Ordinary Seaman. January 1939 to March 1940?

                                                                                Joined RN 1937  Died 1981

Only son of Mr and Mrs Walter Ewing of 81 High Street,  Portbello, Edinburgh. Grandson  – Keith Hunter.

Part of the boarding Party for the Altmark Incident

Joining the ship’s company on 14 June 1938 just before she sailed to Gibraltar on 8 July and then on to Malta on 12 July 38. Think he left the Cossack in the spring of 1941.  He was on the Manchester probably from her refit in April 1941.  So would have been on her rather than the Cossack during the Bismarck Sortie.  He was definitely on board the Manchester in July 1941 when she set off for Malta.  He was one of the lucky ones to be rescued when she was attacked and scuttled in August 42 – the reason for the gap in his service after this is that he was injured and spent some time back in Scotland convalescing.

Falzon. M.                                                             Leading Steward. (Maltese) (July – October 1941)No

number shown. Borne for victual charges only. No pay documents. (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney)

Farmer. Eric                                                          Telegraphist. P/SSX 28764 Onboard as an Ordinary

Telegraphist at October 1939 (Missing presumed killed

23.10.41) Age 20 (single) Son of Alfred and Sarah Ann of Thornton, Leics.   Prior to joining the RN he worked at S D Strettons in Leicester. This was a clothing factory before the War.

*Farrugia. Francis “Cikku”                               LX 22311 (Maltese)  Born 17  June 1915. Died 8.3.84. Joined RN on 21.9.37 at Malta as assistant cook. Joined Cossack 9 June 1938 as Cook (Officers) and left for Zulu on 9 October 1940. Left the RN 20.9.59  as PO Cook. Three good conduct badges and Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. 39-45 Star, Africa Star, Atlantic Star, Italy Star, War Medal, Oak Leaf. Joined RAF Malta as civilian until 1976.

Ferguson. J.                                                           ERA 5. No number shown. Borne for victual charges only.

No pay documents. (Discharged to military hospital and HMS Cormorant.) (Not listed as wounded or injured in the Official Admiralty Communique of 1941) May have been from another ship and on passage back to UK

Field. William Henry.                                         Paymaster Lt. October 1939 to 19 March 1940. Secretary to Captain Vian. Became Cdr (S) OBE DSC (Served in Norfolk, Cossack, Naiad, Pembroke, Glory, Condor, Newcastle, President, Daedalus, Cochrane

Finn. T.                                                                  Signalman. January 1939 to March 1939?

Flint. J.D.                                                               Lt. RNVR. October 1939 to March 1940?

Floyd. Stanley R. ‘Bungey’ ‘Bunker’              Yeoman of Signals. P/JX 133915. Onboard as Acting

Yeoman at October 1939. (Wounded 23.10.41 & discharged via military hospital to HMS Cormorant) Strong swimmer

Foggart. D.W.                                                       Boy Seaman. October 1929 to March 1940?

Forbes.   Ralph. Morrison                                   Able Seaman. P/JX 188884. (Missing presumed Killed

23.10.41) Age 19 (single) Son of Archibald and Minnie of St John’s, Newfoundland

Ford. George Ronald                                          Able Seaman. P/JX150916. Onboard as an Ordinary Seaman October 1939. (Missing presumed Killed 23.10.41)

Foster. ‘Monty’ Montague George Foster      Warrant Officer Gunner (T) Lt Cmdr.) Joined the RN

1924. Joined LO3 1940  at Gourock near Glasgow (Previous ship JERSEY)

(Survivor picked up by HMS Carnation & discharged to HMS Cormorant)  Returned to Uk in SCYTHIA. Left the RN in 1957 to join RNZN until 1962 when became farmer, motel manager, property manager, Farmer again then kennel owner.

Died 11 January 2000. Also served on D57 and DUNCAN

Fox. Alfred Burt                                                  Leading Seaman. P/JX 164423. Helmsman at action

stations Taught those new to the RN how to cook  (See Recollections by Reg Doring) (Missing presumed Killed

23.10.41) Age 36 (married to Olive Winifred of Sherborne, Dorset) son of Arthur Thomas and Jane Fox

Fox.  James Joseph                                             Boy 1st Class. Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 188575. (Missing

presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 18 (single) Son of James and Florence Phyliss of Saltley, Birmingham. Had a sister who was 84 in 2015

Fox. W.                                                                 Stoker. October 1939 to March 1940?

Fradley. Mervyn George                                    Boy 1st Class  P/JX 194790. (Missing presumed killed

23.10.41) Age 17 (single) son of Mervyn Berrisford and Violet Irene Fradley

Freeland. Stanley Robert.                                  Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 274220. Born 1 March 1922 in Woking Surrey.  Joined RN 3 June 1941. Married Phyllis and lived in Chertsey. Joined  L03 26 August 1941 (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney). Other ships Collingwood, Victory, Drake, Pembroke, Dolphin, Cyclops, Wolf, Forth, Elfin (Tuna). Seraph, Released 8 March 1946 as an Able Seaman and living in Woking Surrey ( 24.12.12)

Frett. A. J.                                                             Stoker. January 1939 to March 1939?

Fulton. K. B.                                                         Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1940?

Furrell. P.R.                                                          Leading SA. January 1939 to March 1939?

Gale. W.H.                                                            Ordinary Seaman/Able Seaman. January 1939 to March

1940?

Gallic. B.D.                                                           Lt. 18.1.40 to March 1940?

Gallienne. A.E.                                                     Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?

Are the above and below the same person?

Gallennne. Edward.A.G.                                    Leading Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

Gamblin. C.W.J.                                                   Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

Gammack. Douglas Maurice.                            Chief Stoker. Stoker Petty Officer P/K 61629. (Born

Aberdeen) (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 37 (married to Jane Walker of Piershill, Edinburgh) Son of Alexander Maurice and Mary Jane Gammack

Gammon. J.W.                                                     Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

Gardner. J.                                                             Ordinary Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

Gates. Samual George ‘Tanky’                        Able Seaman. P/J 77381. Onboard at October 1939 Ships

Butcher. .‘A’ gun crew (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) (married to Ethel Dinah of Sway, Hampshire) Son of Samuel and Lottie Gates

Genovese. Paul                                                    Leading Steward. (Maltese) (29 July 1939 to July 1941)

(Shown on Victualling list from January 1939)

George. J.E.                                                          Acting Leading Signalman. January 1939 to March 1940?

Acting Yeoman (Transferred to Afridi before Narvik)

Gibbs. W.S.                                                           Petty Officer. October 1939 to March 1940?

Gibson. J.                                                              Boy Seaman/Ordinary Seaman January 1939 to March

1940?

Gilham. James H.                                                Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 274225. (Wounded 23.10.41 and

discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney)

Gilmore. L.A.                                                       Stoker. January 1939 to March 1940?

Goble. Alfred                                                        Writer. P/SMX 332. (Missing presumed Killed

23.10.41) Age 19 (single) Son off Andrew and Florence Goble of North End, Portsmouth

Godwin. S.                                                            Ordinary Seaman/Able Seaman. January 1939 to March

1940?

Golbey.  V.J.                                                         Gunner. Appointed to Cossack 19 June 1941. Survivor

discharged to HMS Sikh

Goldsmith. A.W.                                                  Lt. October 1939 to March 1940?

Good. Charles Henry                                          Able Seaman. (P/JX137014 Picked up by Legion but died

of injuries 23.10.41. Age 24 (single) Son of Harry James and Nora Bessie of Hambrook, Sussex. Identified by Harry Redman who believes he was a Torpedoman.

Gordon. A.                                                            Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

Goulder. John William                                        Boy Seaman. Onboard at January 1939. Altmark Incident.

(Commander  MBE Served 1937 -1972 in Ganges,

Ramillies, Shikari, Resource, Cossack, Pembroke, Golden

Eagle, Goathland, Diadem, Lynx, Belfast, Diamond, RN

Staff College Greenwich, Deputy Captain of Port

Portsmouth.) Died Aged 79

Goulding. A.D.                                                     Telegraphist. October 1939 to March 1940?

*Grant. ‘Nobby’ Arthur David Henry Lewis  Able Seaman/Acting Leading Seaman. DSM  for making

secure loose depth charges during a storm . Tied himself to the rail and a loose depth charge and waited for the next watch to come and assist.  At Altmark Incident – His wife was a catholic and he wasn’t and when he went back after one leave she had bought him a silver cigarette case and had his initials engraved on it. It is flat and on the top where his initials are there is a little place for matches and she asked him to put a Miraculous Medal of the Virgin Mary in it to keep him safe.  He did so to please her and also put a photo of his wife with it. A bullet  hit it and it is
all bent and you can see the impact.  He was a bit embarrassed to tell the story .

 (COSSACK May 1938 to April 1941. ). See Newsletter 1/2002. Joined the Queens Own Surrey’s Regiment 1924  (Age 14) (Lance Corporal Lewis Gunner) and transferred to the RN 1926 where he served until 1946. Ships include the  ALACRITY, BENBOW (1941), BERWICK (1928-1929), GLENGYLE. Born 27.9.1910. Died November 1993 aged 83

Gray. E.D.                                                             Ordinary Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?

Gray. J.W.                                                             Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

Gray. W.R.                                                            Ordinary Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?

Greed. R.                                                               Ordinary Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

Green. H.                                                               Stoker 2nd Class. P/KX 119199. (Survivor discharged to

Military hospital and HMS Cormorant) (Not listed as wounded or injured in the Official Admiralty Communique of 1941)

Green. Walter Hogg.                                           Stoker 2nd Class.  1st Class. P/FX 76200. (Born Ednam –

Scotland) (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 20 (single) Son James and Margaret Green

*Gretton. Peter William                                      Lt. DSC (Jimmy the One) Joined L03 5 April 1940. Royal Humane Society’s Testimonial on Vellum for rescue of Sgt A. (624917) Johnstone RAF 6 July 1940.  1st Lieutenant at Battle of Narvik.  Joined the RN as a Cadet in 1926. Later Vice  Admiral Sir Peter Gretton. KCB DSO ** DSC . OBE

 Ships include Royal yacht Victoria and Albert (1934) RENOWN, DUNCAN, COURAGEOUS, DURBAN, IMPREGNABLE, OSPREY, VEGA, SABRE (in command), WOLVERINE, GAMBIA. Retired in 1963 as 5th Sea Lord. Married to Leading Wren Judy Du Viver. Three sons and a daughter. Born 27 August 1912 the son of Major G. F. Gretton. Attended Roper’s Preparatory School and then the Royal Naval College Dartmouth winning a prize for 5 First class Certificates in his Sub Lt courses.. Died 11 November 1992 aged 80

*Griffiths. George Albert                                   Engine Room Artificer 4th Class P/MX 56013. Believed to be onboard from commissioning date. Born 8th December 1913.Died 13 April 1940 (Battle of Narvik)

Joined the Navy on 29th November 1937, signing up for 12 years. He was single when he was killed and had a sister Mary, a brother Jim and a father (also George Albert) who was a coal miner.
The family home was 4 Corn Hill Terrace West, Southwick, Sunderland. His occupation on joining the Navy was said to be “A Fitter”  (Motor Mechanic in a garage)

Gully. F. J.                                                            Ordinary Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

Guyler. W. J.                                                        Acting Leading Telegraphist. January 1939 to March

1940?

Hakney. H.                                                           Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1940?

Hack.’Taxi’ Alfred A.                                        Ordinary Seaman. Leading Seaman Able Seaman.

P/JX 212236.’ A’ Gun (Blown in to the water and broke his leg 23.10.41 and discharged to Military Hospital and HMS Cormorant)

Hall. L. E.                                                              Petty Officer Telegraphist. January 1939 to March 1939?

Halliday. Jim.                                                       Ordinary Seaman. June 1938 to May 1940. Navigators Yeoman. At Altmark Incident. Although not part of the official boarding party was  asked to volunteer to release the prisoners so armed himself with a bayonet. Went with Brian Besford to search cabins where they found Captain Starr and Captain Brown. After L03 he  joined the Submarine Service.  Left the RN as a Leading Seaman

*Halliwell. Robert Brian                                    Commander (E) DSO (London Gazette 14 October 1941 for Bismarck Action) Joined RN 1918. Appointed to Cossack  9 November 1939.

(Survivor – picked up by HMS Legion & discharged to HMS Cormorant) Other ships included AFRIDI. Died 1984 aged 80

Hamblin. H.J.                                                       Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?

Hamlet. John Grime                                            Ordinary Coder. P/JX 229763. (Missing presumed Killed

23.10.41) Age 35 (single) Son of Henry and Jane Baron

Hanahan. B.                                                          Telegraphist. October 1939 to March 1940?

Hancock. D.                                                          Boy Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?

Hankey P.                                                             Lt . Appointed 6 June 1940. Flotilla Signal Officer

Hannah. James                                                    Boy 1st Class. P/JX 166844. (Missing presumed Killed

23.10.41) Age 17 (single) Son of William Wakefield and Janet Hannah of Fence Houses. Co Durham

Harborne. W.H.                                                    Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1940?

Hardy J.A.                                                             Ordinary Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?

Born 4 May 1911. Died 2 March 1997

Hare. W.D.G.                                                       Cook. January 1939 to March 1940?

Hargreaves. John                                                 Ordinary Coder. P/JX 229764. (Missing presumed Killed

23.10.41) Joined RN in November 1940. Age 36 (single) Elder son of John and Emma Hargreaves of 114 Poolstock Worsley Mesnes. Wigan. Lancs. Attended St James’s School and then worked for the  Wigan Examiner before entering service with the LMS Railway as a clerk. He was connected with St James’s Church and Sunday School.

*Harmer. Clifford George. Leon                      Ordinary Seaman. P/SSX 22856 Onboard at January 1939. (Lost most of  left hand in collision with SS Borthwick 7.11.39. Invalided out 25.9.40)  Was a member of the running team.  Died 4 September 2014. Survived by son Paul.

Harmon. W. L.                                                     Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?

Harper. James.                                                     Able Seaman.P/JX 126321 LTO. DSM (London Gazette 12 April 1940) January 1939 to March 1940? At 2nd Battle of Narvik. Boarded Altmark on his 30th birthday. Tasked with finding and guarding the main electrical switch. A German fired at his foot as he entered hatchway. He disabled the German by hitting over the head with the butt of the revolver he had been issued with. Retained the bullet splinter from his foot as a souvenir.

Hart. Sydney E.                                                   Ordinary Telegraphist/Leading Telegraphist. Joined RN

February 1939.  Onboard at January 1940 (Altmark Incident) to April 1940. Served on ZULU until she was sunk September 1942. Left RN 1956 to become GPO Telegraphist, Counter Clerk. Post Office Manager. Died 14 January 2000 aged 78.

Harvey. Dennis                                                    Boy Seaman. Boy 1st Class P/JX 171859. (Missing

presumed Killed 23.10.41) Age 17 (single)

Hatherley. J.F.                                                      Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

Hauxwell. Stanley.                                              Able Seaman. P/J 114183. Onboard at October 1939.

Discharged to HMS Victory 30. 09.41)

                                                                                David Grant referred to a John Hawkswell –  is this the

same person?

Hawes. Stanley Sidney                                       Ordinary Signalman RNVR. P/LD/X 4757. (Missing

presumed Killed 23.10.41) Age 25 (married to Joan Elizabeth of Tottenham) Son of Stanley Amos and Bertha Hawes.  Daughter Mrs. L.J. Bladon, and a son Eric Vernon Hawes. 

Haynes. W.W.                                                      Midshipman. January 1939 to March 1939?

Hayward. William G.                                          Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 212237. Starboard side Lookout

(Badly wounded in the arm 23.10.41 and discharged to HMS Cormorant [Hospital Ponta Delgada]) According to Harry Redman Hayward had his arm amputated at Hasler Hospital.

Head. Edward Albert.                                         ERA4. P/MX 59286. October 1939 to 9 June 1941.

VICTORY 27.2.39 As Acting ERA4. COSSACK 25.7.39. Made ERA4 29.12.40. VICTORY 9.6.41. TONBRIDGE 10.7.41 Killed onboard HMS Tonbridge 22 August 1941.

Heath. J. H.                                                           Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1940?

Heather. Jack                                                       Ordinary Seaman. P/SSX 35678. Joined the RN 11 March 1941 for 12 years. COLLINGWOOD 11.3.41 to 19.5.41.  VICTORY 20.5.41 to 28 .8. 1941. On Cossack books from 29 August 1941. (DRAKE and CORMORANT)

 Missing presumed killed 23.10.41 on ‘A’ gun. Age 20 (single) Son of Walter and Priscilla Heather of Maybury, Surrey.

 Born 18 February 1921

Heatherley. Joseph Fred (J.L.)                           Able Seaman. P/SXX 15513. Shown onboard at January 1939. (Killed in collision with SS Borthwick 7.11.39). Age 23 Buried in Seafield Cemetary Edinburgh (single) Son of John and Lilian Heatherley of Braunstone, Leicestershire.

Herbert. Cyril                                                        Petty Officer. P/JX 143010. (Wounded 23.10.41)

Herrett. C.J.                                                          Acting Petty Officer Temporary. P/JX 143010. Survivor discharged to Military Hospital and HMS Cormorant

Herridge. J.                                                           Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

Hewitson. Charles Leslie.                                   Ordinary Seaman. P/SSX 35569. (Missing presumed

Killed 23.10.41) Age 19 (single) Son of Wilkinson and Elizabeth Hewitson of Wormley, Herts

Hicks. N.                                                               Able Seaman. P/SSX 22313. (Survivor discharged to

HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney)

Higham. P.R.C.                                                    Midshipman. January 1939 to March 1939?

Higson. Frank Peak.                                           Able Seaman. P/SSX 19318. (Born Prestwick) (Missing

presumed Killed 23.10.41) (single) Son of Ernest and Elizabeth Higson of Sale. Cheshire

Hill. Eric.                                                               Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

Hill. Harold                                                          Ordinary Signalman. P/JX 213840. (Missing presumed

Killed 23.10.41) Age 29 (single) Son of Harold and Francis Alice Hill of Hull

Hill. R.J.                                                                Telegraphist. October 1939 to March 1940? Leading

Telegraphist at the ALTMARK  incident. May have been on loan from AURORA

Hillier. J.D.                                                           Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

*Hilton. Stanley                                                   Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 164211. (Missing presumed

Killed 23.10.41) Age 18 (single) Son of William Squires and Elsie Eliza Hilton of Durkar, Yorks. Received from Great Nephew – It appears that Stanley was one of those who was very good at all sports and had a trial for Ipswich Town FC. He was not the most organised of individual however and although supposed to be joining a battleship on the Clyde. He missed it’s sailing at Greenock. He was therefore fatefully transferred to the Cossack as a pom-pom gunner just before she made her final voyage. He was born on the 10th July 1923 so was only 18 when he was killed. There is a photo in the family of him taken just before he left Yorkshire for Scotland proudly wearing his sailor’s cap

Hirst. Norman                                                      Electrical Artificer 4th Class. P/MX 60332. (Missing

presumed killed 23.10.41) (single) Son of Thomas Frederick and Marie Hirst of Wyke Regis, Dorsetshire

*Hiscock. ‘Vic’ A.V.                                          Ordinary Seaman. Able Seaman. P/JX 212238 Joined August 1940 at Roysth. (AT BISMARCK action) Navigators Yeoman. ‘A’ gun crew with Sandy Saunders, Tubby Clarkson, Tanky Gates and Taxi Hack until two days before last convoy then transferred to ‘Y’ gun crew. Abandoned ship with Ron Poole. Survivor – picked up by Legion and discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney to Loch Ewe. Decorations: 1939/45 Star. Italy Star. Burma Star. Atlantic Star. North Africa Star. General Service Medal. Malta Siege Commemorative Medal. Came from Lymington. Other ships included EXCELLENT, TETCOTT. Left RN 1946 to resume being a bricklayer. Died 11 October 2003. Wife Betty

Hobbs. A.L.                                                           Leading Seaman/Petty Officer. January 1939 to March 1940?

Hodgson. J. F.                                                      Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 274216. (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney)

Hodgkinson. Alan Norman                               Ordinary Signalman. P/JX 211970. (Missing presumed

Killed 3.10.41) Age 20 (single) Son of Norman and Madeleine Hodgkinson

Holloway. F.                                                         Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

*Holmes. Donald                                                Boy Seaman/Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 160613 and MX766244.  Born 25 May 1923 in St Pancras London. His father had been gassed in WW1 and died before Donald was born and his mother not being able to cope gave him up for adoption. Barnardo Boy. Attended naval school aged 8 (Holbrook?) and at 12 joined HMS Ganges as Boy sailor. Joined RN 21.11 1938 and left 13.10 1953 as EM 1. Onboard Cossack from commissioning to 27 October 1941.  Was member of boarding party to try and save her. (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory). Third man aboard Altmark but broke ankle and was carried back to his position on AA gun to give covering fire if needed.

Was a member of a working party on HMS HOOD returning ashore on last boat before she sailed for the final time. Served in HMS AJAX.  Transferred to the Electrical Branch. Was an electrician with music and computers for hobbies.  Holidayed in Southport. Lived at 14 Oxford Street Glasgow before retiring to Troon. Died 11 February 2014.  

Wife Jean.  Sons Donald and George (Now deceased) Grand Daughter Linda Callaghan.

Holwill. C.J.                                                          Telegraphist. January 1939 to March 1940?

Hooper. Jimmy?                                                  No further information to date.

Hope. William. E ‘Bill’                                      Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 171854. Joined 1940 as a Boy

Seaman.  Y Gun crew. Survivor picked up by Legion discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney) Left the Navy as a Leading Seaman October 1953. Died 23 July 1996

Hopkins. T ‘Tommy’                                          Ordinary Seaman. (Joined L03 early 1941) Ships included

RAMSEY. Died 11 July 2000                                                         

Hops. William Ernest                                         Seaman

Horseman. Watson                                             Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 23666. Born 14.11.1911.

(Missing presumed . Killed 23.10.41) Age 30 (married to Winifred of Redcar, Yorks – son John) Son of John and Elizabeth Jane Horseman

Horsfield. A.                                                         Stoker. October 1939 to March 1940?

Horton. H.                                                             Stoker. October 1939 to March 1940?

Howard. W. J.                                                      Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1940?

Howell. Frederick Walter                                   Ordinary Seaman. RANVR. S.5001. (Missing

presumed killed 23.10.41) Name appears on the Devonport Memorial. Son of Frederick Walter and Grace Williams Howell of Homebush, New South Wales. Australia

Howison. John Gray.                                          Able Seaman RNVR. P/ESD/X 1624. (Born Edinburgh)

(Missing presumed Killed 23.10.41) Age 26 (married  to  Agnes of Edinburgh) Son of Mr and Mrs William Howison

Howman. Charles Cecil                                      Able Seaman. P/J 99474. (Missing presumed Killed

23.10.41)

Huddleston. G.W.                                                ERA. October 1939 to March 1940?

Hughes. David. T                                                Able Seaman.      1940-1941 Also served in MANCHESTER during Operation Pedestal.  The ship was sunk and after 9 hours in the water he scrambled ashore at Cap Bon in North Africa and was interned. After three months was rescued by an American armoured column. Died 6 May 2007 in the Basingstoke area.

Hughes. John Arthur                                           Probationary Supply Assistant. Leading Supply Assistant

P/MX 67998. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 21 (single) Son of John and Rosina Hughes of Brighton, Sussex. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 57, Column 2

Hughes. ‘Bobbie’ R.W.                                      Lt. Flotilla Signals Officer. Appointed to Cossack 28 July

1941. (Survivor. Wounded 23.10.41 & discharged to HMS Cormorant)

Hughes. W.                                                           Ordinary Seaman/Able Seaman. January 1939 to March

1940?

Hunt Jack                                                              Ordinary Seaman/Able Seaman. January 1939 to March

1940? At Altmark incident (aged 19).  Press cutting shows he fell in the water but re boarded ALTMARK. Fought with a bare footed German who bumped his head on a lifeboat and passed out. Attended Trent Bridge Boy’s School

Hunter. Alfred.                                                     Able Seaman. P/SXX 21603. (Missing presumed Killed

23.10.41) Age 23 (married  to Violet May  of Brighton, Sussex) Son of Albert and Francis Hunter

Hutchins. Leslie James                                      Petty Officer. Chief Petty Officer DSM  (London Gazette

1 January 1942) P/J 98386.

(Missing presumed Killed 23.10.41) Age 36 (married to Eileen May of Copner, Hampshire) Son of Leslie Dennis and Ada Maud Hutchins. Died Wednesday the 14th October 2015 aged 85.

Hutchins. R.                                                          Able Seaman. P/SSX 22884. Believed to have joined 1938 (Shown on ships books at January 1939. (No 5 Mess)but was certainly onboard in March 1939 when he wrote a letter to his sister from Gibraltar giving his address as No 5 mess HMS Cossack  and left after 2nd Battle of Narvik. Killed in action 11th November 1942 in HMLC ME2 on the North Africa landings whilst a Petty Officer (Buried at La Reunion, Cem Bougie, Algeria

Hutchinson. H.                                                     Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

Hyam. T. (S.)V.                                                    Able Seaman/Acting Leading Seaman. January 1939 to

March 1940?

Illingworth. George                                             Stoker 1st Class. P/KX 79723. (Missing presumed Killed

23.10.41) Age 30 (single) Son of Mr and Mrs R. Illingworth of Gateshead. Co Durham

Ingram. C.                                                             Chief Stoker. January 1939 to March 1940?

Iredale. J.F.                                                           Ordinary Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

Isaac. Max Frederic                                             Lt. A/S Officer. Appointed to Cossack 9 June 1941.

(Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 31 (married to Stella Elizabeth of Kingston, Somerset) Son of Gilbert J. and Florence A Isaac. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 45, Column 1 and on Kingston, St Mary War Memorial

Jackman. E.                                                          Petty Officer Writer. October 1939 to March 1940?

Jackman. S. H. J.                                                 Able Seaman. P/JX 125634. (Survivor discharged to HMS

Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney)

Jackson. Geoffrey Herbert.                                Chief Electrical Artificer. P/M 38438. (Missing presumed

killed 23.10.41) Age 32 (married to Madeline of Southsea, Hampshire) Son of  William Herbert and Ruth Jackson

Jackson. Jack. W. F                                             Able Seaman. PJX137940. January 1939 to March 1940?

Commissioned Cossack brand new and soaking wet, the cleaning ladies had just finished! Manned Y Turret. One of the first to board Altmark.  He recalls an incident where he was standing over the Altmark crew, carrying a rifle with a bayonet attached, a crew member opened a door which was booby trapped and a bullet went through his arm. Had it not been for a German doctor on board the Altmark the crew member could have died. 

Born 26 December 1916. Married Kathleen. Children Tina and Nicholas. Lived in Devon for 24 years after leaving Aldershot where he owned a builders merchants – Jack Jacksons. Other ships – FAULKNOR 36/37, CAMITO

James. John Henry Whitfield                            Acting Leading Seaman. P/JX 147419. (Missing presumed

killed 23.10.41) Age 22 (single) Son of Arthur Eldred and Ellen Elizabeth James of Cosham, Hampshire

Jarrett. H.                                                              Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?

Jeans. K. E.                                                           Signalman

Jean  J.S. Rev. A.Kc                                            Chaplin 11 February 1940.  Accommodated in Maori

Jenks. A.R. C.                                                      Midshipman. Appointed to Cossack 3 April 1941.

Jenkins. Claude Wilmot                                     Able Seaman. P/JX 195460. (Missing presumed killed

23.10.41) Age 27 (married to Lillian May of Portslade, Sussex) Son of Wilmot and Ethel Jenkins

Jenkinson. Hubert L. Arthur                              Stoker Petty Officer. P/KX 83767. Mess 13 (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 26 (married to Kitty of Tipner, Portsmouth) son of Arthur and Grace Jenkinson

Jennings. R.A.                                                      Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

Jerrard. C.                                                             Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1940?

Jewitt. G.E.                                                           Stoker. January 1939 to March 1940?

Johnson. Alan Bennett                                       Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 273770. (Missing presumed

Killed 23.10.41) (married to Florence Muriel of North Ferriby, Yorkshire) Son of Charles Edward and Agnes Johnson

Johnson. Derrick A.N.                                        Boy Seaman/Able Seaman. P/JX 156468.  Onboard at

October 1939. (Wounded 23.10.41 & discharged to military hospital and HMS Cormorant)

Johnson. F.E.                                                        Stoker. January 1939 to March 1940?

Jones. Alfred Edmund                                       Acting Yeoman of Signals. Temporary. P/J 48940.

(Missing presumed Killed 23.10.41)

Jones. I.R.                                                             Onboard at the ALTMARK incident

Jones. J.H. (Jimmy)                                             Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1940?

‘Larry Adler of the Cossack’

Jones Thomas Arthur.                                         Able Seaman. Gunner. October 1939 to March 1940? Died 17 March 1996

Jordan. G.H.                                                          Ordinary Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

Jowett. H.                                                              Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

Juliano. C.                                                             Canteen Assistant. January 1939 to March 1939?

Jupp. Frank .A.                                                     Signalman. P/JX 145145 January 1939 to late 1940

Was at the Altmark incident.

(Promoted to Lt Cdr) Believed to have died.

Keenes. Frederick. Stephen                               Able Seaman. P/J 92997. (Missing presumed killed

23.10.41) Age 40 (married to Emilie of Camberley, Surrey) Son of Frederick C and Elizabeth A of South Woodford, Essex.

*Kellaway. ‘Alec’ E.A.                                      Leading Stoker P/KX 88114. Born 1918.  Joined at Portsmouth 30 April 1940 to 14  April 1941 (At BISMARCK action).  Joined RN 10 February 1936 as 2nd Class Stoker. Other ships include  HOOD, SKATE, LOCH TARBERT, CONCORD. Aged 100 2018.

Kellett. S.                                                              Sub Lt. October 1939 to March 1940?

Kenny. H.                                                              Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

Key. Harold Benson                                           Acting Leading Seaman. Yeoman of Signals P/JX 144806.

(Missing presumed Killed 23.10.41) (married to Yvonne of Basingstoke, Hampshire) son of Mr and Mrs Harry Benson Key

Keys. F.W.                                                            Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

Kilbridge. J                                                           Ordinary Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

Kinder. J.                                                               Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

Kinnear. H.                                                           Chief ERA. P/M 8022. (Survivor discharged to HMS

Cormorant)

Kirby. H.J.                                                            W/Man. P/MX 69728. Torpedoman. (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory taking passage onboard HMS Rodney)

Kirk. Harold. C                                                    Signalman. October 1939 to March 1940? Transferred temporally from the AFRIDI while she was in refit.  Joined the RN as a Boy at GANGES in 1936 becoming a Signal Boy in May 1938 when he joined IRON DUKE.  Three months later he was drafted to BARNHAM for 16 months and become an Ordinary Seaman. June 1939 saw him in AFRIDI and apart from the short draft to L03 remained with the AFRIDI until she was sunk by German aircraft NW of Trondheim, Norway on 3 May 1940.  July 1940 saw him onboard a French torpedo boat L’INCOMPRISE which had been “captured” from the French Navy at Portsmouth on 3 April 1940. He was rated Acting Leading Seaman before being drafted to PACKENHAM.  6 months later he was rated Acting Yeoman of Signals (Temporary).  PACKENHAM was severely damaged 6months later in a battle with Italian torpedo boats at night off Maretimo. The ship was taken in tow by the PALLADIN but was bombed the next day by Italian aircraft and had to be sunk by the PALAIDIN.  Harold survived and carried on serving until June 1952 leaving as a full Yeoman of Signals. Died 26th July 2009.  He was 88 years old.  

Knight. Cecil Herbert                                         Able Seaman. P/J 30883. (Missing presumed Killed

23.10.41) Age 42 (married for  seven years to Ivy Frances  of Kathleen Road Sholing, Hampshire) Son of Thomas and Alice Knight. Served 26 yeas in the RN which he joined aged 15 in May 1914.  He was at the battle of Jutland onboard HMS King George V and was later engaged on minesweeping work.  Soon after the First World War his ship HMS Myrtle was sunk by a floating mine.  He was rescued and taken to Copenhagen.  Between wars he saw service on the China station, South American Station and in the Mediterranean. His ships included the Iron Duke, the Effingham (sunk during the war), the Durban, the Delight and the Glasgow. Whilst in the latter ship he helped to transport refugees from Spain during the Spanish War.  He left the Navy for a few months in 1938 but rejoined in June 1939. At the beginning of the war he was in HMS Suffolk and later transferred to  Cossack.  Born in Bitterne he was possessor of four medals including the 1914 –18 “Mine Clearance Service Badge”

Knight. Herbert                                                    Ordinary Signalman. P/JX 223263. (Missing presumed

Killed 23.10.41) Age 26 (single) Son of Edward and Alice Knight of Morden, Surrey

Knight. R.W.                                                        Boy Seaman/Able Seaman. P/JX 157321. Onboard at

October 1939. (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory)

Knott. S.E.                                                             ERA. October 1939 to March 1940?

Knott. Stephen Thomas (W)                              Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 237049. Joined RN at COLLINGWOOD January 1941. Joined COSSACK July 1941 (At BISMARCK action) (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney).Went to EXCELLENT for training then joined QUORN as an Able Seaman (3).  Also served on MAGPIE and EXMOOR before leaving the RN in January 1946. Worked in a local paper mill followed by a fruit and veg shop. This was followed by combined fruit and veg shop and a wet fish shop. Later ventures saw him in a fish and chip shop and a mobile fish and chip van working both sides of the Medway

Died 26 December 2005 age 90.

Knowles. Gerry.                                              Able Seaman (Three badge)

Knox                                                                      (Surname in National Archive file but no details)

Lacey. J.H.                                                            Stoker. January 1939 to March 1940?

Lamb.(e) Cyril Frank ‘Ginger’                         Acting Leading Seaman. (Temporary.) Onboard as an Able Seaman at October 1939. Senior ASDIC rating. DSM. ((London Gazette 25 November 1941page 6772) for Operations Style and Substance) P/JX 146508. Died on HMS Legion (Buried at sea from HMS Carnation 24.10.41) Age 22 (single) Son of Frank and May of Wolverhampton . Sister Mrs. Eileen Codd.  Cyril attended St Peter’s in 1931 followed by his sister a year later. Parents ran The Summerfield., New Hampton Road West, Whitmore Reans, in 1921. Butlers, who owned the pub then, had let Cyril’s parents stay there, putting up with the mess and keeping the pub open, while they did a big modernisation, kicking them out when the job was finished and putting in a younger man. Cyril’s father, Frank with wife May, moved to the Coach and Horses, Snow Hill, and later to the Criterion, in the centre of the town.

Able Seaman Lambe was on the bridge at the time of the attack, and was seriously injured but swam for some time through the oily seas to be picked up by HMS Carnation. Because HMS Legion had a surgeon lieutenant on board it was decided to ship all the seriously wounded by small boat to the Destroyer. it seems that Able Seaman Lambe was still alive when picked up and that only one of the wounded died on HMS Legion.  Eileen said how her brother was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal and that her mother and father were invited to Buckingham Palace to the investiture. May, Eileen’s mother went forward to receive the medal from His Majesty King George IV who asked her if she was there by herself. She said, no, that her husband was in the crowd at the back of the room. His Majesty had Frank, May’s husband, brought forward and said to him. “You should be up here, to share his honour.”

Frank and May Lambe, Cyril’s parents presented a pew to be placed in the Lady Chapel of St. Peter’s Church

Lander. Ernest.     W.                                           Seaman RNR. Acting Leading Seaman. Temporary. . P/X

9603 B. (Missing presumed Killed 23.10.41)

Landrigan. Fred. A.                                             Ordinary Seaman. Torpedoman. D/JX 152760.or

D/JX 184859. 1939

BISMARK, ALTMARK incident, Narvik. Was preparing

depth charges at time the torpedo hit. (Survivor picked up by Fleur de Lys discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney) Left RN 1945 to become a road haulage contractor. Died 24 April 2000

Lane. B.                                                                 Able Seaman. October 12939 to March 1940?

Langford. Jack.K.                                                Leading Seaman. Joined as Able Seaman 1938 to 1940.

Died November 2000

Lapsley. G.                                                            Ordinary Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

Lavell R.J.                                                            Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?

Lawrence. Reginald Arthur                               Boy Seaman. Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 160260. Onboard

October 1939 (Missing presumed Killed 23.10.41) Age 18 (single) Foster son of Mrs M. H. Grant of Stonecross, Pevensey, Sussex. Commemorated on Panel 50  of the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Hants.

Lawson. E.F.H.                                                    Commander. (E) September 1938 to March 1940?

Leadbetter. Stan.                                                 Boy Seaman 1st class. Bugler. P/JX 175943. Joined 1940.

(At BISMARCK action) (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney) Died 3rd of December 2004 aged 80.

Leach.                                                                    Petty Officer  (Mentioned by Landrigan)

Lee. T.A.                                                               Ordinary Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?

Leech. J.C.                                                            Leading Stoker. January 1939 to March 1939?

Legg. Stan.                                                            Drafted to L03 1937- 1938? Other ships include MANCHESTER

Leonard.  L.                                                          Ordinary Seaman. October 12939 to March 1940?

Lewis. G.E.                                                           Stoker. January 1939 to March 1939?

Lewis. R.C.                                                           Ordinary Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

Liles. S. C.                                                            ERA. P/MX 53975. Discharged to HMS Ark Royal

30. 09.41

Lindsey. Lewis                                                     Boy Seaman.  Believed to have been onboard at ALMARCK Incident

Lipcar. W.H.                                                         Leading Stoker. October 12939 to March 1940?

Liston. Matthew Main                                        Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class RNR. P/X 971 EB.

(Missing presumed Killed 23.10.41) (married to Elizabeth of East Howdon, Northumberland) son of Matthew Main and Emily Liston

Lloyd. A.E.V.                                                       Leading Signalman. January 1939 to March 1940?

*Locke. ‘Gary’ Henry. Gordon                        Stoker 1st Class.  KX 92512. Joined RN 9 November 1937 Onboard LO3 9 June 1938 to July 1940. March 1941 to August 1941.(At BISMARCK action, ALTMARK incident and Narvik) Later served in submarines from May 42 until he first left the service on completion of his 12 years in 1949. He rejoined in April 1950 and then left again in 1960 on completion of his time for pension. Left RN 1960 to become taxi proprietor and then a caterer.  Mentioned in Despatches in October 1945 (Admiralty 271641). Served on Cossack, Cyclamen, Diligence, Petunia, Puma,  Submarines Astute, Recruit, Selene, Striker,Theseus, Thresher, Token, Thule, Trenchant, Upshot.  Born 11 October 1919 on the Isle of Wight. Worked as a farm labourer and a footman before joining the RN.  Died on the Isle of Wight  9 September 2003.

Long. E.                                                                Able Seaman. October 12939 to March 1940?

Longley. James T .                                               Onboard 10.6.1938 to 2.9.40. On ships books as a

Signalman at January 1939. Leading Signalman promoted

to Yeoman. Believed to have been killed in action onboard LAFOREY (Sunk north of Palermo 30.3.42?). Sister June Foss

Lovell. R.J.                                                           Able seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

Lowe. Alfred  Alexander Colenso.                   Stoker 1st Class P/K 65997. DSM. (London Gazette

3 December 1940 for Operation Destruction of Enemy

convoy in North Sea on 12-13 October 1940. Investiture 1

March 1941) Onboard at January 1939.(Stokers Messman looking after one of the officers cabins and the Torpedo Officers Cabin) (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 36 (married  to Freda M. of Landport, Portsmouth One daughter) Son of Alfred A and A.E. Lowe)

Luther. G.J.                                                           Lt. January 1939 to March 1940?

*Macey. Edward John  “Ted”                           Acting Leading Seaman.P JX 143282   20 February 1940 to 17 April 1941. Captain of X gun. Later made Lt. Born  25 June 1919. Died 6 October 1982.   Daughter  Mrs M. Swan.

Mc C Scott. W.                                                    Temporary Surgeon Lt RNVR. Appointed to Cossack

 25 April 1941.

Macdonald. Robert Laird                                   Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 274481. (Born Glasgow) (Missing

presumed Killed 23.10.41) Age 20 (single) Son of Donald and Margaret Macdonald of Glasgow

McGowen. Albert                                                Stoker 2nd Class. P/KX126599 (Missing presumed dead

23.10.41)

*Maclean. Hector Charles Donald.                  Lt. Commander. Mention in Despatches.

(London Gazette 12 April 1940) Navigating

Officer. October 1939 to 18 March 1940. Made Vice Admiral Sir Hector Maclean. His father was a Captain in the Scots Guards.

In 1928 served as a Midshipman in the cruiser DURBAN and was a Snotty to Lt Prince George of Kent. This was followed by several destroyers and the cruiser DELHI. After the ALTMARK incident he served on ARK ROYAL until she was torpedoed and then transferred to ANSON.  Following a spell in the Admiralty he was appointed Master of the Pacific Fleet.  Several ships followed including the EAGLE during the Suez Crises. His last appointment was Chief of Staff at HQ Allied Forces Mediterranean based in Malta.  Appointed CB in 1960 and KBE in 1962. In retirement worked for Elliot Automation and became a JP and Deputy Lt.

Born Bangalore, India 7 August 1908.

Died 19 February 2003 aged 94

SEPOY,COMET, BRYONY, DRYAD, AFRIDI, ANSON, INDEFATIGABLE, SHEFFIELD, PRESIDENT, SAINTES, PHOENICA, EAGLE, MAIDSTONE, TYNE, NATO

Macleod. Kenneth MacAllister.                        Temporary Lt. (E) Senior Engineer DSC. RN. Joined

10 July 1941 (Appointed 14 July 1941) (Survivor discharged to HMS Cormorant). Born 9 February 1916. Died 4 August 1995 9 (Wife Moyra)

McCarney. S.                                                        Able Seaman. P/JX 170072. (Survivor discharged to HMS

Victory taking passage on HMS Rodney)

McComiskey. A.                                                  Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

McCourt. J.                                                           Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

McEwen.                                                               OD / AB (Info from Dusty Rhodes)

McLeod. John Norman.     (Jack)                     Acting Leading Seaman. Temporary. P/SSX 29742.

(Some records show spelling as Macleod)     (Born Glasgow) (Missing presumed Killed 23.10.41)

Age 21 (single) Son of Norman and Elizabeth McLeod of Glasgow

McLaughlan. D.                                                   W/Man. P/MX 69732. (Survivor discharged to

HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney)

McMillan. George Thomas (Mac)                   Able Seaman. P/JX 153952. Onboard as a Boy Seaman at

(Macmillan)                                                          January 1939. At Altmark Incident. ‘B’ 4.7 gun crew.  (Harry Redman says  he was a Torpedoman who went on to become a Leading  Torpedoman at a course at Rhodean College – Taken over by the RN during the war)Said to be good a water polo.Became a Petty Officer.

Survivor discharged to HMS Victory. Died 1990

Madin. J.                                                               Boy Seaman/Ordinary Seaman. January 1939 to March

1940?

Mallman. Les                                                       Gunners Mate

*Marshall. ‘Raggy’ Albert William                  Acting Leading Seaman Temporary. DSM.

(London Gazette 12 April 1940 for ALTMARK incident First seaman onboard)

P/JX 140520. ‘B’ 4.7 gun crew. Captain of the Mess

Onboard at January 1939. Badly burnt (See account by Ray Davies who says Raggy was put ashore at the Azores with one other) (Missing presumed Killed 23.10.41) Age 23 (married to Jessie Featherstone of Maltby, Rotherham, Yorkshire – Best man Reg Bower) son of John Thomas and Eva May Marshall 93 Victoria Street,, Maltby..  Joined the RN at 15.  Prior to COSSACK served on COURAGEOUS and ROYAL OAK.

Marshall. Stanley Alfred                                    Stoker 1st Class P/KX 95387. Onboard at October 1939

Died 13 April 1940 (Battle of Narvik) Age 20 (single) Son of Alfred Earnest and Magaret Clara Marshall

Martin. S.F.                                                          Leading Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?

Masterton.  J. W. B.                                            Acting Leading Seaman. Temporary. P/JX 150284.

(Survivor discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney)

Mather. Geoffrey                                                 Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 238789. (Wounded 23.10.41 and

discharged to military hospital and HMS Cormorant)

Mathieson. Neil Bell (Bain) MacDonald        Ordinary Seaman P/JX 238945. DSM for RDF work during  Operations Substance and Style. (London Gazette 25 November 1941page 6772)  (Wounded

23.10.41 and discharged to military hospital and HMS Cormorant)

Matthews. F.F.                                                      Acting Petty Officer/Petty Officer. January 1939 to March

1940?

*Maurice. Robin Hamilton                               Lt Cdr. DSC (London Gazette 14 October 1941 for

Bismarck Action).  Mentioned in Dispatches (London Gazette 3 December 1940 for ambush of German convoy off Egersund) Appointed to Cossack  27.3.40. Shown also as 22 May 1940. Staff Navigating and Operations Officer to Vian. Other ships include CLEOPATRA – Awarded DSO,SCYLLA, CAVENDISH, FROBISHER, DOSETSHIRE, RODNEY, FALMOUTH, DRYAD, TAMAR, DECOY, NATO staff appointment. Joined RN at 13 as a Cadet Left RN 1959.Born 6 November 1910 Died aged 82. Survived by Wife – Eve

Mayes. E.                                                              Leading Stoker. Temporary. P/KX 95180. (Survivor

discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney)

Mayes. John Arthur                                             Petty Officer Cook.(s) Temporary. P/M 38591. (Missing

presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 38 (married to Nellie Dorothy of Elson, Hampshire) Son of Thomas William and Agnes Mayes.  Believed to have come form Bergh Apton in Norfolk. Brother Archie died on 19 Feb 1941whilst serving on WARSPITE in the Mediterranean

*Maynard. Ron C.                                               Ordinary Seaman RNVR Signalman 1938 RNVR London

Branch. Onboard December 1939 to end of May 1940. (Altmark incident and Narvik) Made Lt Cdr RNR. Left RN 1946 to resume life as a lawyer. Born 1916. Died 27 December 2002. Other ships RNB Portsmouth, St Vincent.

Meades. J.A.E.                                                      Ordinary Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

Meadows. C.                                                        Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

Mellor. R.                                                              Wt Telegraphist. January 1939 to March 1940?

Melton. W.E.                                                        Stoker. October 1939 to March 1940?           

Menhenick. I.J.                                                    Pay Sub Lt. October 1939 to March 1940?

Miles. Frederick Arthur                                      Petty Officer. P/SX 126936. January 1939 to March 1940?

Died 10 November 1940 (Age 30. single) Son of  George Thomas and Elizabeth Amelia  Miles of Portsmouth

Millard. Anthony William                                  Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 235487. (Missing presumed

Killed 23.10.41) Age 19 (single) son of George and Mabel Alice Millard of Brighton, Sussex. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 51, Column 3.

Miller. ‘Dusty’ A.E.                                            Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1940? (Ship’s

‘Putty’) ‘B’ 4.7 gun crew

Miller. J. B.                                                           Stoker 2nd Class. P/KX 119335. (Survivor discharged to

HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney)

Mills. A.G.                                                            Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

Millward. Les. ‘Ginger’      H.                            Able Seaman. (S.T.)1938 to April 1940. Died 8 August

1999

Milsom. ‘Lofty’  R.C.                                         Ordinary Seaman 1940 (Transferred to AFRIDI before Narvik)

Milton. Robert Charles                                       Signalman LO/X 4942 January 1940 to March 1940. On bridge at ALTMARK Incident. Factory worker before the war

Joined with Ron Maynard , Wallace Newman{Johnny} stoker and two other stokers. Sid Hart Telegraphist .

March 1940 ZULU until hit by mine in River Forth

Transferred to MAORI until sunk in Malta 1941.

Ashore in signal station Malta during the Siege.

Returned to UK Oct 41

Next was  “party M” and sent to Burma as combined operations. Served in jungle on wireless vans. Sent to Akayab.

Returned to UK for demob in 1945 and joined the Port of London Police

Always said  that the  ARK ROYAL planes slowed down Bismarck  but at nightfall MAORI shadowed her  and slowed her down further by a well-placed torpedo. Returned to UK for demobilisation in 1945.   Emigrated with family to Australia in 1973.   Lives in Melbourne. – aged 93 in 2015. Born 2 March 1921.

Mintram. F.L.                                                       Stoker Petty Officer. January 1939 to March 1940?

Mitchell, Cyril Francis                                       Ordinary Seaman. Able Seaman. P/JX 212267. (Missing

presumed Killed 23.10.41) Age 21 (single) son of Timothy Francis and Elsie Mitchell of Horsham, Sussex

Mitchell. H.                                                          Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

Mitchell. S.                                                           Ordinary Seaman. January 1939 to March 1940?

*Mizzi. ‘Victor’ Victorio                                   Chief Steward. (Maltese) 1939-45 Star, Atlantic Star,

Africa Star, Italy Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 39 – 45,Naval General Service Medal, Naval Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, The Malta George Cross Fiftieth Anniversary Medal. (29 July 1939 to July 1941) Born 8 September 1913. Died

Mock. W.G.                                                          Temporary Sub Lt RNVR. Appointed to Cossack 10 May

1941

Molton.  W.H.K.                                                  Cdr Ordnance. Officer.  7 December 1937. (For Flotilla Duties and accommodated in SIKH)

Monkton. W.W.J                                                  Able Seaman.  Ships Painter (A Gun crew)

Moore. F.                                                               Petty Officer. C/JX 128979. Left for HMS Sikh 15.10.41

Morgan. D.N.B.                                                    Temporary Surgeon Lt. RNVR. October 1939 to March

1940?

Morin. W.T.                                                          Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?

Morrison. T.                                                          Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1940?

Morrisroe. M.                                                       Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

Moss. S.                                                                 Stoker. October 1939 to March 1940?

Moth. Brian Conventon.                                    Lt  MBE RN Gunnery Direction Officer. Appointed to Cossack 15 June 1941. (Survivor –Picked up by HMS Legion & discharged to HMS Cormorant) Served in the Korean War and the South Pacific. Survived the sinking of three ships. Made Commander. Born 18 April 1920. Died 25 December 1995 aged 75.

Mumford. William Patrick                                 Acting Leading Telegraphist. Temporary. P/SSX 20818.
(Missing presumed killed 23 October 1941)Age 22 (single)Son of Edith Annie Mumford of Crewton, Derbyshire. Not listed in Official Admiralty Communiqué

Munks. S.                                                              Acting Leading Stoker. P/KX 84618. (Survivor discharged

to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney.

Myles. D.H.                                                          Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

Myles. E.                                                               Stoker. October 1939 to March 1940?

Myles. G. H.                                                         Leading Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?

*Nee. Francis                                                       Leading Stoker. Stoker Petty Officer P/KX 80332.Date of birth 4.6.1910.  Joined RN 15 April 1930. Was a professional boxer from Southsea Hants  Joined L03 15 August 1941

(Missing presumed Killed 23.10.41) Age 31 (married Eileen Monica) Son of John and Mary Nee. Daughter Patricia Lavender.  Other ships included VICTORY,WARSPITE,CHAMPION, RESOLUTION, SATRE?, WELDSORAN? , HEREWARD, SALTASH, MAIDSTONE, MALAYA, DRAKE

New.  R.E.                                                             Acting Leading Telegraphist/L Tel. January 1939 to

March 1940?

Newman. Wallace Percy George                      Stoker 1st Class. P/KX 97836.  Joined January 1940 (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 20 (single) Son of Isaac and Florence Newman of Poole, Dorset. Born in 1921.  Lived in Poole.   Portsmouth Naval Memorial – Hampshire Column 2. Panel 55.  

Nichols.                                                                  Boy Seaman. (Information from Dusty Rhodes)

Nicholson. R.                                                       Boy Seaman/Ordinary Seaman. January 1939 to March

1940?

Nicholson. Kenneth S.H.                                    Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 166806. Joined RN 1939 Onboard

LO3 January 1941 at Southampton. At time of sinking was leader on the single pom-pom on the flag deck. (Wounded 23.10.41 and discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney) Left RN 1953 and became a metal finisher at Gillette UK. Wife Joan.

Nimmons. Thomas                                             Acting Engine Room Artificer 4th Class P/MX 63555.

(Missing presumed Killed 23.10.41) Age 22 (single) Son of Thomas James and Hannah Elizabeth of Leadgate, Co Durham

Oakley. J.                                                              Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 274365. (Survivor discharged to

HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney)

O’Hara. Robert                                                    Acting Cook.Cook(s) RNSR. P/SR 51740. (Born Lanark)

(Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) (married to Helen C. of Portobello, Edinburgh)

O’Neill. E.S.                                                         Leading Stoker. October 1939 to March 1940?

Ormsby. Gerald Anthony Gore                         Lt. Commander DSC (1940 New Years Honours List)

Joined L03 January 1940. Left March 1940)

Royal Humane Society’s Bronze Medal and Certificate 16.2.40. for rescue of German Sailor from the sea. Other ships include SPEY (Sunk U406 and U386 on same day and gained DSO) KENT, CARLISE, OSPREY, AFRIDI, WARSPITE, TAFF. (Mentioned in Despatches for sinking U-boat)  ST KITTS. Joined the RN as a Cadet in 1923. Left RN as a Captain. Married in 1948 to Susan Williams who died in 1974 – son and daughter.  Married second wife Avril Moat 1985. Born 27 September 1909. Died 1992 aged 83

O’Shea. R.                                                            Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

Owen. E.G.                                                            Leading Stoker. October 1939 to March 1940?

Oxley. J.                                                                Yeoman of Signals. January 1939 to March 1940?

Papworth. J.F.                                                      Stoker. October 1939 to March 1940?

Parker. C.M.                                                         Lt. October 1939 to March 1940?

Parker. Norman .J.                                              Joined RN 6.9.38 VICTORY as Ordinary Seaman.

28.4.39 FURY. 1.2.40. Able Seaman

30.7.40 COSSACK as Able Seaman.  

27.8.41 OSPREY.

7.11.41 DOUGLAS.  

19.9.42 VICTORY.

6.10.42 OSPREY.      

12.12.42 NIMROD.

16.1.43 OSPREY.      

 9.2.43 DEVERON.

20.2.43 Acting Leading  Seaman Temp.

3.4.44 Acting Petty Officer Temp.

26.4.44 OSPPREY.

 5..8.44 NIMROD. 

26.8.44 OSPREY. 

21.9.44 CHEVIOT.

3.4.45 Petty Officer Temp.

10.10.45 OSPREY.

27.12.45 Released Class A.

Joined Merchant Navy.

Married in 1947 and gave up seafaring in June 1948

Died 3 February 2006

Parry. J.M.                                                            Lt Cdr. (Gunnery) 22.5.40

Believed to have left with Captain Vian according to Don Yell

Parslow. A.                                                           Stoker Petty Office. October 1939 to March 1940?

*Patterson. Cecil Harold                                    Able Seaman. P/J 97929 Onboard 8 July 1938 to sinking.

(QM at wheel in the collision with SS Borthwick 7.11.39. 

No blame attached). (Missing presumed Killed 23.10.41) Age 38 (married to Elsie of North End, Portsmouth – son Brian  who died 2 Feb 2012) Son of Frederick Thomas and Kate Elizabeth Patterson

Pattinson.  ‘Jack’ John William                         Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 178824. (Missing presumed

Killed 23.10.41) Age 22 (single) Son of Jacob and Margaret Pattinson of Slough. Bucks. Had a sister and two nephews.

Pawsey. Leonard                                                 Stoker 1st Class. P/KX 107376. (Missing presumed Killed

23.10.41) (single) Son of Samuel and Maud M. Pawsey of Gorton, Manchester

Payne. J.                                                                Schoolmaster B.Sc. Appointed to Cossack 10 May 1940. Accommodated in MAORI

Payton. John P. (Jack)                                        Leading Telegraphist. P/JX 142541. Originally from Salford he was onboard at January 1939. (Missing presumed Killed 23.10.41) In the RN for 24 years. Age 41. In ships concert party  playing the banjo and singing comic  songs) (married to Ada of Rawtenstall, Lancashire) son of Joseph Patrick and Maria Payton. He had three children – Bernard, Theresa and Patricia. He was the correspondent with Layton Hill Convent School, Blackpool.  (Now St Mary’s Catholic College)  A prize known as the COSSACK History Prize was presented in his honour by his sister Mrs Nicol.  It was last presented in 1949 to Zosia Gertler.

His niece Mary Nicol became a junior boarder in 1943.

Peach.                                                                    Acting Petty Officer. Survivor. (The Times 11.11.41)

 Lived in Havant.

Pearce. Francis                                                     Chief Stoker. DSM P/K 63516. Onboard at October 1939

(Wounded 23.10.41 and discharged to military hospital and HMS Cormorant)

Perry. S.K.                                                            ERA. October 1939 to March 1940?

Perryer. George Edwin                                       Chief Ordnance Artificer. P/MX 47093. (Missing

presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 34 (married to Gladis Vera Edith of North End, Portsmouth) Son of Frank and Esther Perryer

Phelan. J.                                                               Petty Officer. October 1939 to March 1940?

Pickup. Jack.                                                        Ordinary Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940? From East Street Lindley West Yorkshire He was about 17 in 1939. Attended Hollybank School. Lindley Nr Huddersfield.  Mother: Mary, Sister: Mary.

Phillips. R.                                                            Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

Phillips. R.S.                                                         Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1940?

Piper. E.H.                                                            Ordinary Signalman/Able Seaman. January 1939 to March

1940?

Piper. E.T.                                                             Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?

Piper. Robert Kenneth ( Tubby)                       Able Seaman. P/JX 179175. (Missing presumed Killed

23.10.41) Age 20 (single) Son of Alfred and Joyce Piper of Much Wenlock, Shropshire, Steward to Lt Biggs

Plee. T.                                                                  Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

*Pluto.                                                                   Ships Dog. (Missing presumed Killed 23.10.41) Joined at Malta 1939. Purchased for half a crown by Charles H. Scott . Was said to create such a noise when he knew German Ships were in the vicinity that he had to be taken below.

Pollard. R. L. ‘Polly’                                           Able Seaman. (LTO) P/SSX 22490. (Survivor discharged

to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney) Lived in Brighton. Known to be a ‘Buzz-wallah’

Ponsonby. F.W.                                                    Sub Lt. September 1938 to March 1940?

*Poole. Ronald ‘Lofty’                                      Able Seaman. P/JX 178947.30 April 1940.

CPO’s Messman.  (At BISMARCK action) (Wounded 23.10.41 – picked up by CARNATION and discharged to military hospital  at Gibraltar and HMS Cormorant). Wife Carol.

Died of a tumour 13 August 2004. Cremated 2 September 2004.  Wife Carole

Popple. Roy                                                          Ordinary Seaman. P/JX153831. Onboard at January 1939.  (Killed in the collision with SS Borthwick 7.11.39) Age 18. Son of  Clara Popple of Radford, Notts. Buried in Seafield Cemetery Edinburgh, Scotland.

Portman. J.                                                            Stoker. October 1939 to March 1940?

Porteous. Gordon Carstairs                                Ordinary Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940? Aged 19 at the ALTMARK incident. Educated at St Joseph’s College Dumfries and lived at Crathie Avenue.  Before joining the Navy in 1939 he was employed with Messrs Macknights Motors Ltd Dumfries and a member of the local cycling club. Died 1997

Porter. Frank                                        Was serving onboard at Altmark incident. Rank and speciality not known

Pound. G.D.                                                          Lt (Son of Admiral Sir Dudley Pound) September 1938 to

March 1940?

Powell. L.W. R.                                                   Petty Officer. January 1939 to March 1940?

Pownceby. J.                                                         Boy Seaman. P/JX 171834. (Survivor discharged to HMS

Victory taking transit in HMS Rodney)

Pratt. Norman. L. ‘Norm’                                   Stoker 1st Class. P/KX 94137. DSM. Member of the ALTMARK boarding party supplied from Aurora and was the last to leave.  Was with WO Smith when he was shot. Born 30 October 19191. 5th child of Charles and Emily.  Married Joan Whetting Steel at Southampton.  Died 14 July 1996 at Dapto, New South Wales. Australia.

*Price. Charles                                                     Petty Officer Rangefinder June 1938 to

November 1940 (Killed on SS Mamistee (Decoy ship)  June 1941

Price. V.                                                                 Signalman. October 1939 to March 1940?

Prince. R.S.R.       ‘Blakie’                                  Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1940?

Proctor. Arthur Leslie                                         Ordinary Coder. P/JX 231173. (Late P/KX 114548).

(Missing presumed Killed 23.10.41) Age 21 (single) Son of Frederick and Emily A. Proctor of Burnley. Lancs. Engaged to Sybil (Now Mrs Lord)

Proctor. Peter George                                          Ordinary Seaman. P/SSX 26243. October 1939 to March

1940?

Purple. G.E.          ‘Deep’                                    Ordinary Seaman/Able Seaman. DSM. P/JX 165470.

Onboard at October 1939 (Survivor discharged

to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney) Lived in Market Harborough

Pullen. Francis                                                     Battle of Narvik 10.4.40

Puttock. W.O.                                                       Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1940?

Rail. Kenneth F.W.                                              Boy Seaman. P/JX 160629. Onboard in 1938. Duty Starboard Lookout on after bridge at the Altmark Incident

(Wounded 23.10.41 & discharged to military hospital and HMS Cormorant). Discharged from RN 1944 as unfit for service. 

Rainford. Thomas Ralph                                   Ordinary Signalman. P/JX 196494. (Missing presumed

Killed 23.10.41) age 23. Called up 18 months before his death.  (single) Son of William and Catherine Rainford of 7 Withington Lane, New Springs, Lancs. Educated at St John the Baptist School and afterwards entered the service of the Maypole Dairy Co. as an assistant at the Ince, Wigan, Scholes and Horwich branches. He was also a Sunday School teacher and member of the choir at St John the Baptist Church. He was also a member of the St John’s Boys Club.

Ralsten. W.                                                           Signalman. October 1939 to March 1940?

Ravenscroft. J.                                                     Stoker. January 1939 to March 1940?

Ray. Eric.                                                               Leading Stoker. P/K 66552. Onboard from commissioning. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 35 (married to Kathleen May of  ‘Olcote’ Old Newtown Road,.Newbury, Berkshire) son of Nathaniel Charles and Alice Ray. Born at Highelere he was educated at Newbury Council School

Readey. Abraham.                                              Stoker 1st Class. P/KX 108666. (Missing presumed Killed

23.10.41) Age 29 (married to Kathleen of Daubhill, Bolton Lancs) son Abraham and Alice Readey of Bolton Lancs

Redman. Harold ‘Harry’                                    Leading Seaman.(May have been Acting Rate) Able

Seaman Torpedo Operator. P/SSX 23737. Born 23 May 1918. Joined RN 1936. Joined L03 1939 to 1941. (At BISMARCK action) (Survivor picked up by Legion after 12 hours on a Carley Float and discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney) Was behind the funnel when the torpedo hit. One of two crew who disarmed the depth charges on the Quarterdeck. Left the RN at the end of the war and worked as an electrician for NHS hospitals in the Southampton area.

Died 22 December 2005

Rees. D.                                                                 Boy Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

*Reeve. Robert  William                                    Chief Petty Officer. J104397.Coxwain. 7 June 1938  to 11 July1940 (Invalided out because of glass in lungs from the Battle of Narvik. Wife Nellie May. Born 3 November 1903.  Became a master of tugs and salvage vessels. He then became a pilot at Southampton.

Remnant. Sid. G.                                                  Able Seaman. P/JX 212135. X Gun crew and Bosun’s

Mate. Joined the RN 13 August 1940. Joined LO3 3 December 1940 to 1941 (At BISMARCK action) (Survivor picked up by HMS Legion and discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney). Wounded in air raid on London 17 January 1943.  Awarded Hurt Certificate and made Shore Service Only. Married 23 November 1941. Left RN 8 October 1945 to work for North Thames Gas Board. Died 17 December 2001.

Renouf. J.                                                              Ordinary Seaman/Able Seaman. January 1939 to March

1940?

Revill. P.                                                                Canteen Manager. October 1939 to March 1940?

Reynolds. N.                                                         Canteen Manager. October 1939 to March 1940?

*Rhodes. Jim ‘Dusty’                                         Boy 1st Class/Ordinary Seaman/Able Seaman. SSX 24246

Joined the RN 1937. Onboard LO3 1938 to 1941 (Altmark Incident and 2nd Battle of Narvik) Fx division. B gun 4.7 loader. Witness at the SS Borthwick inquiry.  Member of the young seaman’s racing Whaler crew. Re entered the Navy  on 22 October 1946 to complete 12 years. New service number JX 801661. Originally from Sheffield. At one time engaged to Barbara Bridgett for one year but eventually married a girl from Dover.  Left RN 1947 (RNFR until 1951) See separate biography for further details. Died in Canada  on 20 August 2008.

Rhydwen. Ranyl (A?) ( P?)                               Temporary Surgeon Lt. MRCS.IRCP.MB BS. Joined 26 February 1940.  Served on HMS Sirius during the Aegean campaign where he was awarded the D.S.C. He was Surgeon-Lieut.RNVR Prior to joining HMS.Sirius he served on Cossack at Narvik and also aboard Bhen Mi Cree (Manx ferry) Possible at Dunkirk. He died in 1974

*Riall. Edward George                                       Acting Petty Officer Telegraphist. P/JX 138459. (Missing

presumed Killed 23.10.41) Age 25 (married to Helen Elizabeth of Chichester, Sussex at Chichester Cathedral by Special Licence.- son Pat – one of  twins) Son of Ernest Henry and Helen Elizabeth Riall

Richmond.  Thomas C.                                      Ordinary Seaman. P/SSX 22987 Joined January 1939

(Killed in the collision with SS Borthwick 7.11.39) Died 8 November 1939 Age 18. Son of  Leonard and Ann Richmond of Salford, Lancs. Buried in Seafield Cemetery, Edinburgh, Scotland

Ridout. D.L.                                                          Surgeon. Lt. October 1939 to March 1940?

Rimmer. Alan                                                       Able Seaman. P/SSX 27634. Died 10 November 1940. Washed over the side with Miles but was fortunate enough to be washed back on board.

Age 21 (single) Son of Harry and Gladys Rimmer of Birkdale, Lancs

Rimmer. D.                                                           Stoker 1st Class. P/KX 92509. On ship’s books at January

1939. (Discharged to HMS Cormorant 30.09.41)

Roberts. E.A.                                                        OA. January 1939 to March 1940?

Roberts. J.A.                                                         Acting Petty Officer Telegraphist. October 1939 to March

1940?

Robertson. William.                                            Boy Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940? 17 at the time of the Altmark incident. Joined RN aged 14 and served in HAWKINS.  Came from Castle Barracks, Aberdeen

Robinson. Arthur T.                                            Was an Ordinary Seaman onboard LO3 (His first ship) He was on the bridge at the time of the sinking of the BISMARK. After completing officer training in 1942 he was appointed 1st Lt  of Motor launch (ML)147 when in rough weather he jumped overboard  in to the North Sea to rescue a man overboard. He was awarded the Royal Humane Society’s Testimonial on Vellum. Then appointed as 1st Lt ML 641 based in North Africa and made attacks on enemy shore stations, ships and submarines. They also landed agents. The ML received a direct hit amidships whilst in the Straits of Messina – the crew were rescued. In 1943  he took command of Motor Gunboat 660 at Bastia and was involved in clandestine operations with the Raiding Support Regiment in the Aegean. 1945. Off the coast of eastern Istria his flotilla  attacked and sank three large German armed lighters – F lighters – resulting in him receiving the DSC. Died August 2016 aged 98

Robinson. Charles Wilfred                                 Leading Seaman. P/JX 193609. (Missing presumed Killed

23.10.41)

Robinson. H.E.                                                     EA. October 1939 to March 1940?

*Robinson. Kenneth                                           Ordinary Seaman/Able Seaman P/SSX32494. Joined LO3  3.2. 1940 to August 1941. Member of 7 Mess. Port Watch Quarterdeck Division.  Action Station Loader X Gun. (At BISMARCK action , 2nd Battle of Narvik and Altmark Incident) In hospital with broken arm late August1941

Joined the RN 2 August 1939 as an Ordinary Seaman at VICTORY. 3.2.40   COSSACK.    1.4. 40 made Able Seaman.    27.8.41 VICTORY.  25.2.42 EAGLET.  18.9.43 VICTORY 1.12.43 SOUTHERN PRINCE.  27.9.44 VICTORY.     4.11.44 AGGRESSIVE.

 9.4.45 VICTORY.      16.4.45 MAYINA. 

27.5.45 HAITAN.        31.1.46 VICTORY. 

19.4.46 St. VINCENT. Left the RN 1.3. 1947.   S.S expired and worked for 28 years for the Post Office and BT. Died at daughters home in Wales on 14 February 2012. Wife Ann (Deceased), Daughter Janet

Robinson. W.E.                                                    Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1940?

Robinson. . ‘Ray’ William Raymond             Telegraphist. Joined the RN 1933. Joined LO3 in

Newcastle 1938- shown on ship’s books for January

1939 to March 1940. Left the RN in 1947 to become Radio Operator BORC. East African Civil Aviation, Visnews. TV News BBC Film Director Education Department Australia. Other ships included GANGES, HOOD,TUSCAN POLYANTHUS

Rodger. John Smith                                             Shipwright 4th Class. P/MX 63594. (Born Kilrenny)

(Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 22 (single) Son of Alex and Euphemia Wood of Cellardyke, Fife

*Roe. Ronald Stanley.                                        Stoker. January 1939 to March 1940? Also served on HMS Belmont where he lost his life . Sunk by U-boat 82

Lived at 118 Dean Road Bitterne, Southampton. 

Rogers. E.R.                                                          Leading Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?

One of these Rogers was known as ‘Bat’

Rogers. V.R.                                                         Leading Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

Rolf. T.                                                                  Ordinary Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

*Rose. ‘Bill’ Hugh William Mackensie          Lt. (First Lt) Appointed 17 January 1941 (Missing

presumed killed 23.10.41) (single) Born 1913

Son of Vice Admiral Sir Frank Forrester Rose KCB DSO and Freda Edith  – nee Gordon.

Ross. Donald                                                        Leading Telegraphist. (Acting Petty Officer. Temporary)

P/JX 137328. (Missing presumed Killed 23.10.41) (single) Son of  Mr and Mrs George Ross of Newcastle- on-Tyne

Other ships GANGES, VALETTA STATION, SUBMARINES

Ross. T.E.                                                              Yeoman of Signals . October 1939 to March 1940?

Rotherham. T.H.                                                  Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?

Routledge. R.W.                                                  Signalman. October 1939 to March 1940?

Rowbottom. R.                                                     Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

Roy. E.                                                                   Leading Stoker. January 1939 to March 1939?

Rumsey. Eric George Henry                             Leading Sick Berth Attendant. Sick Berth Petty Officer.

P/MX 58359. (Missing presumed Killed 23.10.41) (single) Son of George Henry and Dorothy Florence Alberta Rumsey of Epsom, Surrey

Ryan. Thomas. E. G.                                           Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 262756.Gunner  (Survivor discharged to military hospital and HMS Cormorant) (Not listed under wounded or injured in the official Admiralty Communiqué issued in 1941)

Salisbury. Robert ‘Robbo’                                 LTO or PO?1939 to early 1941. Left RN as a CPO. Mentioned in Despatches? Now deceased. Brother George.

Salter. Arthur William                                        Able Seaman. P/JX 174135. (Missing presumed Killed

23.10.41) Age 22 (married  to Catherine Elizabeth of Hamworthy, Poole, Dorsetshire) son of Allan Charles and Mabel Annie Salter

Sammut. Rosario (Carmelo)                              Petty Officer Steward (Maltese) E/LX21636. Onboard as a

Leading Steward at January 1939 . At Altmark incident. Mentioned in Despatches for cheerful and ready work in caring for and feeding 55 officers released from Altmark. (London Gazette 12 April 1940) (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney)

Samnarez. R.L.                                                    Lt. Cdr.  October 1939 to March 1940?

Sanford. G.W.                                                      Telegraphist. January 1939 to March 1939?

*Saunders. ‘Sandy’ Arthur George Albert      Petty Officer. P/J 107482. Joined RN 16.6.23. COSSACK 14.6.38 Captain of A Gun turret (Missing presumed Killed 23.10.41) Age 33 . Born 16 .2.08  Married to Bertha Joan of Gosport, Hampshire) son of Arthur and Blanche Saunders. Son  James. Served in ships IMPREGNABLE,BARHAM,VICTORY, CENTURION,DAUNTLESS, EXCELLENT,CHAMPION, NELSON,CORNWALL, HAWKINS,ST ANGELO. Son James later served on D57

Saunders. Stanley Ware.                                    Ordinary Telegraphist. P/SSX 32674. (Missing presumed

killed 23.10.41) Age 21 (single) son of Bert and Bertha V Saunders of Holmer Green, Bucks

Sanderson. A.C.                                                   Gunner. 1941?

Savory. Eric                                                          Stoker 2nd Class. P/KX 119241. (Missing presumed killed

23.10.41) Age 20 (single) son of Fred and Maria Jane Savory of Ferryhill, Co Durham

*Scaddan. George.                                              Acting Leading Telegraphist / L. Tel. JX 138708. Joined RN as Boy 2nd Class.  8.3.1933. Onboard 14 June 1938 to 26 May 1940  Mentioned in Despatches June 1942 and December 1944.  NGS (Palestine) Medal October 1942. CPO Telegraphist on leaving the RN in 1946.

Born 3 July 1916. Died 1 January 2003. Wife Dorothy Doreen.

St VINCENT Boy 2nd class 8.3.1933 to 20.6.1934

EXCELLENT Boy Telegraphist 21.6.34 to 24.8.1934

VICTORY Ordinary Telegraphist 25.8.1934 to 29.11.1934

COVENTRY 30.11.1934 to 21.4.1935

St ANGELO 22.4.1935  TO 25.5.1935

COVENTRY 26.5.1935 to 24.7.1935

DESPATCH Telegraphist 25.7.1935 to 31.12.1937

VICTORY 1.1.1938 to 19.3.1938

HAWKINS 20.3.1938 to 25.4.1938

VICTORY 26.4.1938 to 13.6.1938

COSSACK Leading Telegraphist 14.6.1938 to 26 May 1940

VICTORY 27.5.1940 To 23.7.1940

LYNX 24.7.1940 to 31.10.1940

VICTORY 1.11.1940 to 16.1.1941

SOUTHERN PRINCE PO Telegraphist 17.1.1941 to 26.9.1944

MERCURY CPO Telegraphist. 27.9.1944 to 27.12 1944

HUNTER 28.12.1944 to 7.4.1945

Scammell. W.J.R.                                                PO Telegraphist. January 1939 to March 1940?

Seabrook. R.D.                                                     Wt. Engineering. October 1939 to March 1940?

Scholfield. Harry M.                                           Ordinary Seaman. P/SSX 22989 Shown on ship’s books at January 1939. (Seriously injured in collision with SS Borthwick 7.11.39.

Scoltock. R.                                                          Stoker. January 1939 to March 1939?

Scott. Charles H.                                                  Leading Seaman P/JX 127913. 1938 – 1940. Acting PO at

Altmark Incident. Joined at Newcastle during building of L03. Left L03 after 2nd Battle of Narvik. Captain of ‘B’ 4.7 gun. Purchased Pluto –the ship’s dog- for half a crown in Malta. Died 30 August 2003 aged 92

Scott. W. Mc C                                                    P/Temporary Surg. Lt. RNVR (Survivor. Discharged to

HMS Cormorant)

Scott. Ernest F.C.                                                 Able Seaman. P/SSX 25052. (Wounded 23.10.41and

discharged to military hospital and HMS Cormorant)

Seabrook. R.D.                                                     Warrant Engineer. Appointed 8 January 1937 to February

1940?

Sellers. R.C. ‘Bob’                                              Acting Leading Telegraphist. January 1939 to March

1940? Took the message ‘Enter’ from Winston Churchill which allowed L03 to board ALTMARK. Died aged 87. Atlantic, Africa and Italy Stars with France, Germany and North African Clasps

Severn. Charles  Royston.                                 Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 197657. (Survivor discharged to

HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney) (Living in Ripley at time of sinking) Born 13 December 1920 in Ripley, Derbyshire. He died in November 2000, just a few weeks short of his 80th birthday. Daughter Maureen Jackson living in south Africa

*Shakespeare, Warwick                                     Ordinary Seaman RANVR. 19 May 1941 to 26 August 1941 (HMS Victory 27 August 1941 to 26 October 1941. Born in CESSNOCK NSW AUSTRALIA . Promoted to the rank of sub lieutenant on the 22/ 01/42 while at King Alfred then went on to the Dinosaur on  6/4/42. Something happened on the Dinosaur and he was tried by a disciplinary court, proved guilty and dismissed his ship and severely reprimanded. There are reference numbers (482/214/1598) Promoted to lieutenant 22/01/43. Son Ian Shakespeare

Ships served in

COLLINGWOOD            10.02.41 TO 10.04.41

VICTORY                       16.04.41 TO 18.05.41

TYNE(COSSACK)          19.05.41 TO 26.08.41

VICTORY   (Cossack)     27.08.41 TO 26.10.41

KING ALFRED                27.10.41 TO 05.04.42

DINOSAUR                     06.04.42 TO 07.09.42

LONDON DEP.               08.09.42 TO 30.11.42

WESTON ISLES ?          01.12.42 TO 16.12.42

PEMONOMENT ?           17.12.42 TO 28.12.42

CILICIA                            29.12.42 TO 08.02.44 

REAPER                         12.04.44

ARBITER                        18.10.44

Sharp. J                                                                  CPO January 1939 – October 1939

Shaw. Frank.                                                        Boy. Able Seaman P/SSX 31275. (Missing presumed

Killed 23.10.41) Age 19 (single) Son of George R. and Florence V. Shaw of Old Basford, Notts

*Sherbrook. R.St. V.                                         Captain. VC  (Succeeded DePass then Vian)

29 December 1939 – 17 January 1940 and 19 March 1940 – 4 May 1940. VC awarded as Captain of HMS ONSLOW

15 April 1921 Lt

15 April 1929 Lt Cdr

31 December 1935 Cdr

30 June 1942 Captain

7 July 1951 Rear admiral

Retired 4 March 1954

Decorations – 28 June 1940 DSO

                                12 January 1943 VC

                                1 June 1953  CB

Shergold. C.E.                                                      Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1940?

Shipley. A.J.                                                          Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1940?

Shute. G.G.                                                            Temporary paymaster Lt. Appointed to Cossack 8 March

1941

Siddons. Arthur  B. J. ‘Clutcher’                      Able Seaman. P/JX 174137.  Joined RN 19 December

1939. Joined LO3 March/April  1940. In 6 mess

and stationed on X and Y guns (At BISMARCK  and Narvik action)

(Survivor discharged to HMS Victory) Left the RN 6 January 1946 to become a builder. Died  31 January 2013 at  Bridport  Dorset aged 93. His wife Vera passed away nine months previously.

Silverton. A.W.                                                    Schoolmaster. Appointed to Cossack 11 June 1940 and  5 April 1941. Accommodated in SIKH

Simmons. Geoffrey Frank                                 Boy Seaman. Boy 1st Class P/JX 177274. (Missing

presumed Killed 23.10.41) Age 17 (single) Son of Alfred and Annie Simmons of Baldock, Herts

Slade. H.E.H.                                                        Stoker. January 1939 to March 1939?

Smallman. ‘Les’ J. L.                                          Petty Officer. (Gunners Mate) January 1939 to March

1940?

Smith. A.                                                               Telegraphist. January 1939 to March 1939?

Smith Dennis Francis                                          Able Seaman. P/JX 156300. (Missing presumed Killed

23.10.41) Age 19 (single) Foster son of  Mr and Mrs F.W. Smith  of Sutton, Surrey

Smith. Eric. J.                                                       Able Seaman. P/SSX 16210. Shown on ship’s books at

January 1939. Y turret? (Wounded 23.10.41 and discharged to HMS Cormorant)

Smith. Frederick.                                                 Petty Officer. P/J 103577 January 1939 to

 March 1940?

Mentioned in Despatches London Gazette 3 December                                                                                                                                                                           1940.

Smith. John                                                          Telegraphist. P/JX 136854. (Missing presumed Killed

23.10.41) Age 25 (single) son of W. J. and Mrs K. Smith of Hove. Sussex

Smith John Henry                                                Acting Stoker Petty Officer. P/KX 79618. (Missing

presumed killed 23.10.41)

Smith.  John James Fredrick                              Gunner. On loan from AURORA for ALTMARK incident where he was shot in the arm. Initially treated by Dr Tyrolt of the ALTMARK.  Recommended for DSC

Smith J. W.                                                           Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?

*Smithen. ‘John’ ‘Hank’ Harry Edward         Able Seaman/Leading Seaman P/J 82983. Quartermaster

14 June 1938 remaining on ships books until 1 April 1941. May have done the dhobing for PO Writer Yell.

(Survivor discharged to HMS Victory) Born 28.10. 1901 Ware Hertfordshire. (GRO reference number is 3a 610) Lived in Bognor Regis. Now deceased. Married to Helen

Sorley.  A.W.                                                        Boy Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?

South. W. H.                                                         Ordinary Seaman/Able Seaman. January 1939 to March

1940?

Southworth. Kenneth                                          Ordinary Telegraphist. P/SSX 31451. Onboard September

1941 (Missing presumed Killed 23.10.41) Age 20 (single) son of Percy and Ellen Southworth of Salford, Lancs

Spiteri. C.                                                              Steward. (Maltese) (July – October 1941) No number

shown. Borne for victual charges only. No pay documents. (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney)

*Spiteri. Dominick                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Petty Officer Cook (O) (Maltese) L149661/ LX 22300. Mention in Despatches (London Gazette 12 April 1940 for looking after Altmark released prisoners)  17 August 1938 to 24 July 1941 Joined RN 2 March 1946 and released in Class A 7 June 1947

*Springall. Henry J                                             Stoker 1st Class RFR. P/SS 125711 (Died of injuries

23.10.41) Age 39. – son of Thomas James and Agnes Emma Springall. He married Alice Louise Newman 21 June 1925. There were two daughters from the marriage. 

Joyce Irene, 1926, (still living 2015).  Born in Bethnal Green, London, Now lives in Bexleyheath, Kent.

Maureen Ann, 1932 (still living 2015). Born in Bethnal Green, London. Now lives in Virginia, U.S.A.

Alice never remarried.  She passed away November, 1993.  They had known each other since very young childhood.

Henry’s occupation was as foreman at a local dairy and was highly thought of.

War was declared in 1939, he was one of the first to be called for Naval duties.  His ship HMS Effingham hit an unchartered rock off the coast of Norway where he spent three months battling German attacks.  He was transferred to HMS Cossack which was torpedoed, 21 October 1941. He was picked up by HMS Legion; his body badly burnt.  He was rushed to Ponta Delgada where he died of pneumonia and multiple burns 27 October 1941.  He lies in the Protestant Cemetery, Ponta Delgada, the Azores, alongside a young 19 year old Able Seaman Reginald Thomas Gradin Wallace, HMS Cossack. 

Staface.  J.                                                             Steward. (Maltese) (July – October 1941) No number

shown. Borne for victual charges only. No pay documents. (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney)

Stapleton. L.                                                         Boy Seaman 1st Class. P/JX 181961 (Survivor discharged

to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney) Described as a delightful cheery character that went on to make Petty Officer.

Starkiss. George William                                   Chief Petty Officer.  Telegraphist. BEM  P/J53278.

Mentioned in Despatches (14 October 1941 for Bismarck Action)(Missing presumed Killed 23.10.41)

Stephens. ‘Lofty’ E. C.                                       W/Man. P/MX 69734. ((Survivor discharged to

HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney) Born 1919. (Married Peggy Tylie 15 November 1941 at St Johns Wembley) Died 1989.

Stevenson. R.                                                       Ordinary Seaman. P/SSX24251. Survivor discharged to

HMS Victory. Came form Sunderland

Stirling. P.                                                             Stoker. January 1939 to March 1939?

*Stone. Sidney William Palmer                        Chief Yeoman of Signals. P/J 96595. Joined L03 10 June

1940. Mentioned in Despatches for sinking of the Bismarck – London Gazette 14 October 1941 (Born 26 July 1904. Missing presumed Killed 23.10.41 Age 37) (Married to Dora Mary – nee Herbert – of Southampton – DAUGHTER JUNE) son of Thomas Sydney Palmer and Minnie Louisa – nee Price. Daughter June Slade.

Suggett. A.                                                            Acting Leading Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

Summerfield. W.                                                  Boy Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?

Sutton. Harold. Victor                                         Stoker 1st Class. P/KX 103596. (Missing presumed killed

23.10.41) (single) Son of Herbert T and Alice M. M. Sutton of Sheldon, Warwick

Swabey. David Carlisle Ridley                         Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 282465. (Missing presumed

Killed 23.10.41) Age 19 (single) Son of Vice Admiral Sir George Thomas Carlisle Parker Swabey KBE CB DSO and Lady Swabey of Eartham, Sussex

Swann. A. John.                                                   Boy Seaman 1st Class. P/JX 188544. 1941 (Survivor

discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney)

Joined RN 1940

COSSACK 1941

FORMIDABLE 1941 –1942

APPOLLO 1942 – 1943

QUALITY 1943 – 1945

BIGBURY BAY  1945 – 1947

Discharge by purchase (£35) as PO/LTO 1947

Class B Reservist for 12 years

Died 3 April 2008 age 84

Swanbrough. R. T.                                              Signalman. P/JX159519 (Survivor discharged to military

hospital and HMS Cormorant) (Not mentioned under list of wounded in the Official Admiralty Communique of 1941)

Taggart. D.W.                                                       Boy Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?

Talbot. H.R.                                                          Sick Berth Petty Officer. January 1939 to March 1939?

Tanner. James Thomas                                      Boy 1st Class. Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 188525. (Missing

presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 18 (single) Son of James Thomas and Daisey May Tanner of Edgbaston, Birmingham

Tate. Leslie Vernon                                             Petty Officer. P/J 113583. Director Layer during Operations Substance and Style Mention in Despatches. (London Gazette 25 November 1941page 6772)

(Wounded 23.10.41 and discharged to military hospital and HMS Cormorant)

Taylor. Arthur                                                      Acting Ordnance Artificer 4th Class. P/MX 60329.

(Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 22 (single) son of Arthur and Lucy of Darlington, Co Durham. Name appears on the Naval Memorial at Portsmouth.

Taylor. Ernest Lyndon                                       Able Seaman. P/JX 168205. (Missing presumed Killed

23.10.41) Age 22 (single) Son of Ernest and Mary Elizabeth Taylor of Cwmcarn. Monmouthshire

Taylor. Frank Henry                                           Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 155696. (Missing presumed

Killed 23.10.41) Age 19 (single) Son of Major Frank Ernest Taylor. Royal Artillery and Violet Gladys  of Falmouth, Cornwall. Sister Mrs Margaret  Adey

Taylor. Fredrick John                                         Leading Seaman. P/JX 139122

Taylor. John.                                                        Stoker 2nd Class. P/KX 130601. (Born Glasgow)

(Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 31 (married to Jane of Glasgow) son of Samuel and Susan Taylor

*Taylor . John                                                      Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 161658

Born 11 March 1923 at Knottingley. Yorks. Joined Ganges 14 February 1939. (Grenville House). Joined  L03 9 February 1939.. Telephone Boy No. 1 Gun.  Present at Atlmark Incident.   1939 Star. Atlantic Star. Victory Medal. (Missing presumed Killed 23.10.41) Age 18 (single) son of Joseph and Hetty Taylor of Baghill, Pontefract. Yorkshire

Templeman. Joseph Edwin                                Stoker Petty Officer. P/K 63082. Onboard at January

1939. Died 13 April 1940 (Battle of Narvik)

Thomas. John                                                       Stoker 1st Class. P/KX 107399. (Missing presumed Killed

23.10.41) Age 24 (married to Dwynwen of Cymmer, Rhondda, Glamorgan) Son of William and Ruth Thomas. Sister Mrs Iris Tilly.

Thomas. J.B.                                                         Shipwright. January 1939 to March 1939?

Thomas. R.                                                           Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 274215. (Survivor discharged to

military hospital and HMS Cormorant) (Not mentioned under the injured or wounded in the Official Admiralty Communique of 1941)

*Thompson. Frederick                                        Telegraphist. Joined Royal Navy 20th March 1932. Onboard at January 1939 and still onboard at

time of Altmark incident.  Left the RN 15th May 1946. On the 17th January 1946 received the B.E.M. “for zeal and wholehearted devotion to duty”.

Joined the RNZN on 9th August 1948 leaving 9th August 1958.  On retirement from the RNZN became Superintendent of the British Sailors’ Society in Lyttelton, New Zealand. (It has since changed name). He then became Manager of the Montecillo War Veterans Home in Dunedin New Zealand. Died 1984 aged 68. 

Thompson. G.                                                       Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?

Thompson. Harry                                                Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 274423. (Wounded 23.10.41 and

discharged to military hospital and HMS Cormorant))

Thompson. Philip.                                                Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 262841. (Missing presumed

Killed 23.10.41) Age 27 (married Louie of Gomersal, Yorkshire) son of George and Annie Thompson

Thomson. Peter Alex. (Alexander Peter)        Ordinary Seaman. Able Seaman P/JX 218045. (Born

Paisley) (Missing presumed Killed 23.10.41) Age 23 (married to R.Thomson of Greenford, Middx) son of William John and Catherine Hatrick Rodger

Thripp.                                                                   Boy Seaman.  (Info from Dusty Rhodes)

Tibbs.                                                                     PO Writer. Relived by Don Yell 22 May 1940 in

 Southampton.

Ticehurst. J. ‘Titch’                                             Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 212461. (Survivor picked up by

Carnation and discharged to HMS Victory taking transit in HMS Rodney)

*Tipping. Trevor                                                 Able Seaman P/SSX 22867. DSM (Awarded on HMS

Petard for Enigma incident). Joined the RN 1937. Joined LO3 14 June 1938  (Boy Seaman) to 23 May 1940. Was lookout at the SS Borthwick incident. Present at ALTMARK Incident and 2nd Battle of Narvik. Other ships IRON DUKE, SPIRAEA, PETARD. (Awarded DSM for part in destroying Italian submarine URSENK several aircraft and U559 – Enigma code captured – as Captain of the  POM POM. Left the RN 1957 to become a Sales Representative. Born 7 January 1921 Briscworth. Northampton. Died 9 July 2002 age 81

Tischler. Alexander                                             Able Seaman. (R) P/JX 181050. (Born St Machar –

Aberdeen) (Missing presumed Killed 23.10.41) (single) son of Axel and Joan Tischler of Aberdeen

Titcombe. H.W.                                                   Ordinary Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?

Tomlins. A.V.                                                       Stoker Petty Officer. January 1939 to March 1939?

Townsend. S.H.                                                    Able Seaman. P/JX 197612. (Survivor discharged to HMS

Victory taking passage in HMD Rodney)

Toye. G. E.                                                            Acting Leading Seaman. Temporary. P/SSX 29742.

P/JX164990

(Survivor discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney)

Tribe. John Henry                                               Acting Leading Stoker. Temporary. P/KX 95157.

(Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 27 (single) Son of John Henry and Elsie Lilian Tribe of Southsea, Hampshire

Trussler. C.W.                                                      Leading Stoker. January 1939 to March 1939?

Turk. Herbert George                                          Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 159504. (Missing presumed

Killed 23.10.41) Age 18 (single) Son of Alfred S. and Edith Turk of Horsham, Sussex

*Turner. Bradwell Talbot. ‘Topsy’                  Lt Commander CVO DSO OBE RN (Executive Officer )

Onboard at January 1939 (First to board the Altmark – DSO London Gazette 12 April 1940)  Joined the RN at 14 and was a cadet at Dartmouth.  After the ALMARK incident was seconded to the Admiralty Staff. Later became Naval Attache at UK Embassy Oslo and was made Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO)

Lived in Maltravers Drive Littlehampton. Chiddingford Surrey,  44 St Johns Road Writtle, Chelmsford CM1 3EB, and retired to Little Badow. Essex. Born 1907  Died 21 March 1989 aged 82.Blue Plaque unveiled in Littlehampton 2004.

Turner. Dennis.(Ted)                                           ERA5 P/MX54005. Joined 15 January 1941 to 10

May 1941.

Joined RN  4.1.37 as ERA apprentice at ‘PEMBROKE.  2.9.37 CALEDONIA (Roysth).  4.9 39 COCHRANE (MTE). 13.12.40 VICTORY II as ERA5.  15.1.41 COSSACK. ( Transferred with Captain Vian’s staff and returned to HMS Afridi)       11.5.41 VICTORY II.  24.5.41 SCYLLA.  12.9.41 rated ERA4.   21.741 SIRIUS.  12.9.44 Rated ERA        3. 10.11.47 VICTORY II.  3.12.47 ROSSNEATH (93rd Flotilla Staff LCT.

11.2.48 ROSSNEATH (20th Flotilla LCT).

22.3.48 VICTORY II.    22.4.48 HOWE.

19.5.48 VICTORY II.   1.9.48 WOLFE.

12.9.48 rated to ERA2.  20.11.48 VICTORY.

 8.7.49 MARAUDER as acting Chief ERA.

 8.3.52 made CERA. 10.7. 52 VICTORY 1.

14.8.52 promoted to acting Commissioned Engineer.  March 1953 to October 1954 IMPLACABLE.

Joined submarines October 1955. October 1955 to February 1957 SERAPH.

October 1957 to December 1959 SEA DEVIL.

June 1960 to September 1962, GRAMPUS?

(January 1963  to May 1965 AMBROSE?)

 June 1965 to February 1968 MAIDSTONE.

1968 to July 1970  Admiralty March .

Left the RN 1971 to join submarine design section of the RAN. Died 28th December 2009

Turner. Reginald Frank                                      Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 160608. (Missing presumed

Killed 23.10.41) Age 18 (single) son of Frank Albert and Annie Mary Turner of Watford, Herts.

Turner. W.E.                                                         Petty Officer. January 1939 to March 1939?

Tychurst. Jimmy                                                  Communications on ‘X’ gun

Tyrrell. Thomas Herbert Charles                      Able Seaman C/SSX 29914. Died 13 April 1940 (Battle of

Narvik) Name appears on the Chatham Memorial

Vaughan. J.W.                                                      Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?  ASDIC

Venning. Cyril Wentworth                                Signalman. P/SSX 31494. Suffered a great deal from  Mal

de Mer in the early days . (See Recollections by Reg Doring) (Missing presumed Killed 23.10.41)

Vernon. L. D.                                                       Acting Petty Officer.          

*Vian. Philip Louis .                                         Captain DSO** (London Gazette 12 April 1940/3December 1940/14 October 1941 for Bismarck Action ) Succeeded Sherbrooke [twice]) 18 January 1940 – 18 March 1940 and 5 May 1940 – 9 July 1940. Born 1894. Died 1968. Buried in the Crypt of St Pauls Cathedral. London. The memorial plaque overlooks the graves of Jellicoe and Beatty. Served as an Admiral of the Fleet.  Daughters Polly Thellusson (and Susan Keate – Deceased)

                                                                                15 February 1916  Lt

                                                                                15 February 1924 Lt Cdr

                                                                                30 June 1929 Cdr

                                                                                31 December 1934 Captain

                                                                                8 July 1941 Rear Admiral

                                                                                8 May 1945 Vice Admiral

                                                                                26 September 1948 Admiral

                                                                                1 June 1952 Admiral of the Fleet  (Retired)


                                                                               
Decorations

                                                                                12 April 1940  DSO

                                                                                19 July 1940  Mentioned in Despatches

                                                                                3 December 1940 Bar to DSO

                                                                                14 October 1941 2nd Bar to DSO

                                                                                31 March 1942   KBE

                                                                                8 June 1944         CB

                                                                                25 July 1944        KCB

                                                                                1 January 1952  GCB

Vokes. R.                                                              Able Seaman. P/SSX 30120. (Survivor discharged  to

HMS Victory taking transit in HMS Rodney)

Walker. Arthur (Raymond) W.                          Cook(s). P/MX 63187. (Missing presumed Killed

23.10.41) Age 21 (single) Son of Walter Arthur and Florence Walker  of Coventry

Walkley. Horace ( Harry).                                 Acting Leading Seaman. Temporary. P/JX 203254.

(Survivor discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney)

Wall. G.                                                                 Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?

Wall. H.                                                                 Stoker Petty Officer. October 1939 to March 1940?

Wallace. David                                                    Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 274425. (Missing presumed

Killed 23.10.41) Age 32 (married to Charlotte of North Fenham, Newcastle-on-Tyne) Son of Henry and Jane Wallace

Wallace. Reginald Thomas Gradin.                 Able Seaman. P/JX 153368 (Died 3 November 1941 in

hospital – Ponta Delgado) Age 19. Son of Hugh Leslie and Ester Wallace of Gosport Hampshire Buried at Ponta Delgada (British Protestant) Cemetery, The Azores

Walters. E.C.                                                        Ordinary Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?

Walters P.J.                                                           Stoker Petty Officer. October 1939 to March 1940?

Ward. ’Sharkey’ Herbert William                     Ordinary Seaman P/SSX 22985 (Victualling book shows

onboard as a Boy Seaman at January 1939) Injured at  2nd Battle of Narvik and transferred to HMS Warspite where he died 14 April 1940. Buried at Skjelfjord in the hammock of Dusty Rhodes. Age 19 (single) Son of Herbert and Jessie Maud Ward of Nottingham

Warden. Tom                                                      Sick Berth Attendant. P/MX 68345  Joined the RN 1940

Joined LO3 May 1941 (Picked up by SBA Benny Goodman of HMS Carnation with the words “Bloody hell –  its Warden!”. They had met when joining up at Hasler Hospital. Returned to Cossack to retrieve medical supplies. Discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney).  Left the RN 1946 to become a Nursing Officer (Mental nursing) Died 27 December 1998. Wife Lily died 4 June 2014

Warder. E.B.                                                         Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?

Warne. A. E.                                                         Ordinary Seaman/Able Seaman. P/JX 165232. Onboard at

October 1939. (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney)

Waters.  ‘Soapy’ T. J.                                         Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940? ‘B’ 4.7 gun

crew

Weaver. Douglas Charles                                  Boy Seaman 1st Class. Bugler.  P/JX 177365. (Missing

presumed Killed 23.10.41) Age 17 (single) Son of Hilda Winifred Weaver of Partridge Green, Sussex

Webb. E.                                                               SB Chief Petty Officer. October 1939 to March 1940?

Webb. L J.                                                            Warrant Ordnance Officer. Appointed to Cossack

28 August 1940

Wesson. Richard Albert                                     Boy 1st Class. Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 188572.

(Missing presumed Killed 23.10.41) Age 17 (single) son of Frederick and Beatrice Maud Wesson of Sparkhill, Birmingham

Westall. S. D.                                                       Able Seaman. P/SSX 31155. (Survivor discharged to

HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney)

Wheeler.  (Bill) William Garrard.                    Lt. DSC. RAN. Torpedo Officer. Appointed to Cossack

22 December 1939. Onboard 18 January 1940. Altmark boarding party, 2nd Battle of Narvik, sinking of Bismarck. DSC (London Gazette 14 October 1941 for Bismarck Action) On the bridge when torpedo struck (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41)

*Whinney. A. Reginald.     “Bob”                    Lt Cdr. Appointed to Cossack 22.5.40 Left May 1941?

At the BISMARK incident. Member of Vian’s staff.  Joined the RN as a Cadet in 1922. Retired as a Captain. His final two years being Naval Attaché in Yugoslavia. Ships include WANDERER, RODNEY, IRON DUKE, SUFFOLK, WOLSEY, OSPREY, ECHO, DUNCAN, DOLPHIN, EURYALUS. Born 8 February 1909. Died December 1992 aged 83.

White. William                                                     Ordinary Signalman. P/JX 223408. (Late P/MX

68995)(Wounded 23.10.41 and discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney)

Whitehall. David                                                 Stoker 1st Class. P/KX 97193. (Missing presumed Killed

23.10.41) Age  20 (single) Son of David and Mary Ann Whitehall

Wickham. J.C.                                                      Stoker Petty Officer. October 1939 to March 1940?

Wickson. J. H.                                                      COA. January 1939 to March 1940?

Wiggins. F.C.                                                       Petty Officer Writer/Chief Petty Officer Writer. January

1939 to March 1940?

Wight. Adam                                                       Stoker. P/KX 128230. (Wounded 23.10.41)

Wilcocks. A.F.                                                      Leading Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

Willey. D.G.                                                          Leading Signalman. October 1939 to March 1940?

Williams. Alec George.                                      Engine Room Artificer 4. P/MX 61618.  Onboard

at October 1939. (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney) Witness at the Court of Inquiry regarding the sinking.

Williams. F.G. L                                                  Leading Stoker. January 1939 to March 1940? Killed in

action at Narvik?

Williams. Jack Arthur                                         Canteen Manager. NAAFI. (Missing presumed Killed

23.10.41) Age 33 (single) Son of David G. and Minnie Elizabeth Williams of Perivale, Middx

Williams. R. S.                                                     Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 274392. (Survivor discharged to

HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney)

Willingham. C.    ‘Wally’                                   Onboard 4 November 1939 to 10 August 1940. Injured

during the ALTMARK incident.

Wilsteed BSc. A.E. (Wilstead)                          Schoolmaster. September 1938 to June 1940?

Wilson. H.                                                             Ordinary Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?

Wilson. J.G.                                                          Midshipman. 17 June 1940       

Wilson. J.W.                                                         Ordinary Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?

Wilson. S.                                                             Leading S.A. October 1939 to March 1940?

Wilson. W.J. F.                                                    Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?

Winder. R.S.                                                         Lt. January 1939 to March 1939?

Wood. A.V.                                                           ERA. January 1939 to March 1940?

Wood. H.D.                                                           Lt. RNVR. October 1939 to March 1940?

Wood. John                                                          Canteen Assistant. NAFFI Joined in the med. Pre war (Missing presumed Killed 23.10.41.) Age 19 (single) Son of James and Mary Longton of Broxburn, West Lothian

Wood. John Alan.                                                Acting Petty Officer. Temporary. P/JX 141760. (Born

Kinghorn. Scotland) (Missing presumed Killed 23.10.41) Age 22 (married to Alice of Rawmarsh, Yorkshire) son of  George and Kathryn McKinness

Wood. Leslie                                                         Stoker/Leading Stoker P/KX 83529. DSM (3.12.40). London Gazette 3 December 1940. January 1939 to March

1940? Joined RN 1933. Left 1946   to work as a foreman in the Glass Houghton coking plant.

Wood. W.S.                                                           Signalman. January 1939 to March 1939?

Woods ‘Slinger’                                                    Leading Signalman.2nd Battle of Narvik. Killed off Crete during a boiler clean

Wornell. Malcolm                                               Ordinary Seaman. Able Seaman P/JX 212462. (Missing

presumed Killed 23.10.41) Age 21 (single) Son of Edward Thomas and Agnes Jane Wornell

Wright. A.                                                             Stoker 2nd Class. P/KX 128230. (Survivor discharged to

HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney)

Wright. W.G.                                                        Midshipman. January 1939 to March 1939?

Yarhan. John Alfred                                            Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 274217.

(Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 19 (single) Son of Mr and Mrs E. Yarham of Farncombe, Surrey

Yates. Harold                                                       Stoker 1st Class. P/KX 107420. (Missing presumed killed

23.10.41) Age 24 (single) Son of Charles Walter and Alice Yates of Rushall, Staffs

Yell. Don .A.                                                        Petty Officer Writer. P/MX 58765. Capt D’s Writer.

Joined the RN 3 January 1939. Joined LO3 at  Southampton 22 May 1940 as a Leading Writer to 1941. Relieved  PO Writer Tibbs. At BISMARCK action) Was put on First Lieutenant’s Report after breaking out of ship just after joining at Southampton. Claimed to be none au fait with the shipboard routine regarding liberty boats as they applied to writers who worked all hours. Was given a caution by Lt Gretton DSC (First Lieutenant) after Lt Wheeler RAN (OOD on the day in question) spoke up for him. Survivor – Left his white shoes by the guard rail and swam to a Carley float throwing his cap away whilst doing so. Was picked up by HMS Legion which was detached to  relieve the escorts to The Prince of Wales and the Repulse. On the escorts return the Legion went to the Azores for refuelling  and landing the injured returning to Gibraltar. Was then discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney (His brother was onboard) to Loch Ewe. Was loaned a No 3 uniform by PO Writer on HMS Rodney. Was transported with other survivors to Inverness in open Army trucks. A good meal  was made available at the Caledonian Hotel by the station and some survivors found partners to dance with to the music. It was then a train South to Royal Naval Barracks. Born in Penang of an East London Mother and an East Anglian Father. Had a brother and sister.  Had a fiancée in Rosyth.

Owned or used the following cameras that have been mentioned in other reports – 16mmCine camera bought with money from ‘Aunt May’ of America. A Leica belonging to the ship and his own  Agfa Karat. Invalided out of  the RN 1947. Worked for Hoover Ltd, 1948 –1956 WNLA  Nyasaland. 1956 – 1960 Mine Secretary Dalnu Mine S Rhodesia. 1960 –1961 Accountant in Fort Pictoria. 1961-1962 Mine Secretary in various asbestos mines in Southern Rhodesia. 1982 – 1984 Head Office of African Mines Association. Born in Penang. Died 19 November 2004 in Newcarron, Falkirk.

Zammitt. J.                                                            Acting Cook. (Leading Cook?) (July to October 1941?)

No number shown. Borne for victual charges only. No pay documents. Survivor discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney)

Zarb. N.                                                                 Canteen Manager. January 1939 to March 1940?