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Coleman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

While the Anglicized versions of Irish names are familiar to most people, many Irish names have a long and proud Gaelic heritage that is often unknown. The Coleman surname stems from two distinct Gaelic names O'Clúmháin, derived from the Irish root "clúmh," meaning "down," or "feathers," and from O Colmain, derived the Latin word "columba," which means "dove." [1]

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Early Origins of the Coleman family

The surname Coleman was first found in County Sligo (Irish: Sligeach), in the province of Connacht in Northwestern Ireland, where they were a sept of O'Colmain, a branch of Hy Fiachrach. [2]

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Early History of the Coleman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coleman research. Another 178 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 117 and 1172 are included under the topic Early Coleman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Coleman Spelling Variations

The spelling of names in Ireland during the Middle Ages was rarely consistent. This inconsistency was due to the scribes and church officials' attempts to record orally defined names in writing. The common practice of recording names as they sounded resulted in spelling variations such as Colman, Coleman, O'Colman, MacColeman, McColeman, Coalman, Coulman, Colemen, Colmen, Coalmen, Colmin, Colmen, Coulmen, Coulmin, Colemin and many more.

Early Notables of the Coleman family (pre 1700)

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Coleman migration +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Coleman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Coleman, who landed in America in 1630 [3]
  • Katherine Coleman, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 [3]
  • Joseph Coleman, who arrived in America in 1637 [3]
  • Joseph Coleman and his wife Sara and four children settled in New England in 1637
  • Thomas Coleman, who settled in Newbury, and later Boston, Massachusetts. He was under contract, but not indentured to Sir Richard Saltonstall, to keep his cattle. He was negligent and unfaithful, as the court ruled, but, strangely a year later in 1637. he was admitted a freeman
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Coleman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Rota Coleman, who arrived in Virginia in 1703 [3]
  • Robert Coleman, who landed in Virginia in 1703 [3]
  • Geo Coleman, who arrived in Virginia in 1704 [3]
  • Philip Coleman, aged 50, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1740 [3]
  • Margaret Coleman, who landed in Virginia in 1744 [3]
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Coleman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Bartholomew Coleman was a proprietor and occupier of fishing rooms at Trinity in 1800
  • Isaac, Coleman Jr., who arrived in America in 1803 [3]
  • John Coleman, who landed in America in 1804 [3]
  • Mrs. Coleman, who landed in New York NY in 1812 [3]
  • Daniel Coleman, who arrived in Long Island in 1812 [3]
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Coleman migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Coleman Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • William Coleman, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Mary Coleman, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Bartw Coleman, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Bartholomew Coleman, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1754
Coleman Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Andrew Coleman, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1806
  • Patrick Coleman from Lismore, County Waterford, Ireland, settled in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1811 [4]
  • Patrick Coleman, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1818
  • Patrick Coleman, aged 19, an apothecary, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the barque "Independence" from Kinsale, Ireland
  • Bartholomew Coleman, aged 24, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Hibernia" from Kinsale, Ireland
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Coleman migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Coleman Settlers in Australia in the 18th Century
  • Miss Sarah Coleman, (Wilkinson, Salmon), (b. 1777), aged 21, English convict who was convicted in Devon, England for 7 years for stealing, transported aboard the "Britannia III" on 18th July 1798, arriving in New South Wales, Australia, she died in 1853 [5]
Coleman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Patrick Coleman, Irish convict who was convicted in Dublin, Ireland for life, transported aboard the "Atlas" on 29th November 1801, arriving in New South Wales, Australia[6]
  • Mr. Richard Coleman, English convict who was convicted in Berkshire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Chapman" on 6th April 1824, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [7]
  • Mr. John Coleman, (Camlin), (b. 1771), aged 60, Irish coach man who was convicted in Dublin, Ireland for life for stealing, transported aboard the "Bussorah Merchant" on 16th August 1831, arriving in New South Wales, Australia[8]
  • Mr. John Coleman who was convicted in Ayr, Scotland for 14 years, transported aboard the "Camden" on 21st March 1831, arriving in New South Wales, Australia[9]
  • Mr. Joseph Coleman, British convict who was convicted in Middlesex, England for life, transported aboard the "Asia" on 29th September 1831, settling in New South Wales, Australia[10]
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Coleman migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

600 Yosemite Boulevard
Modesto, California 95354


Private Company
Incorporated: 1933
Employees: 5,500
Sales: $1.5 billion (1997 est.)
NAIC: 31213 Wineries 111332 Grape Vineyards

E. & J. Gallo Winery is the largest winemaker in the world, with production of nearly 900 million bottles per year. Gallo produces one in every three bottles of wine made in the United States. While best known for its inexpensive jug wines and such fortified varieties as Thunderbird, in the 1980s and 1990s Gallo has aggressively followed consumer preference into more expensive categories, notably cork-finished varietals (wines made wholly or predominantly from a single type of grape, such as Merlot). Many of these appear under brands other than Gallo, including Turning Leaf, Gossamer Bay, Indigo Hills, and Northern Sonoma. The winery, which remains privately owned by the Gallo family, has about 2,500 acres of prime Sonoma land in vine, making it the largest landowner in the region. It operates four California wineries. Gallo is also a market leader in sherry, vermouth, and port, marketed under the Gallo trade name their other leading brands include André sparkling wine, E & J brandy, and Bartles & Jaymes wine coolers.

Gallo's phenomenal success rests on the shoulders of the brothers Ernest and Julio Gallo, who founded the winery in Modesto, California, in 1933. Ernest was regarded as the marketing and distribution expert, while Julio oversaw wine production. The Gallos' contribution to every aspect of their business is widely acknowledged throughout the industry. Ernest is credited with almost singlehandedly increasing domestic demand in the 1960s and 1970s, while Julio's technical innovations include the widespread adoption of stainless steel fermentation tanks to replace the traditional wood casks for all but the most expensive wines.

The growth of the Gallo winery parallels the emergence of California winemaking as a world-class industry. California had been successful in international competitions as far back as the early 1900s, but with the arrival of Prohibition in January 1920 the thriving industry was almost destroyed. Thousands of acres of carefully cultivated wine grapes were uprooted and replaced with cash crops such as apples and walnuts. When Prohibition was repealed on December 5, 1933, a mere 160 of California's original 700 wineries were intact, and federal and state taxation and legislation had decimated domestic wine consumption.

In 1933 Ernest and Julio Gallo, aged 24 and 23 years, respectively, entered the wine business. They had worked since childhood in the modest vineyards of their immigrant Italian father, and after the death of both their parents, they decided to start making their own wine. Their technical expertise was gleaned from two pre-Prohibition wine pamphlets in the Modesto Public Library. Ernest and Julio obtained the necessary government license, purchased winemaking equipment on credit, and leased a small Modesto warehouse for $60 a month. They then visited local growers, offering them a share of the profits in return for the use of their grapes. By the time of Prohibition's repeal in December 1933, Ernest had made his first sale of 6,000 gallons of wine to Pacific Wine Company, a Chicago distributor. Profit in the first year was $34,000, a sum that was immediately plowed back into the business.

The first Gallo winery was built at Dry Creek in Modesto and until the late 1930s sold table wine to local bottlers, who sold it under a variety of labels. In 1940, however, the first Gallo-labeled wine was introduced, and business increased substantially. Bottled in Los Angeles and New Orleans, the original selection consisted of the varietal wines Zinfandel and Dry Muscat, in addition to sherry and muscatel. It was during this early period that Ernest developed the strategic vision that would make him renowned throughout the industry. Realizing that consumption would never rise while wine was relegated to a secondary position behind hard liquor, he introduced the novel concept of salespeople who sold wine exclusively, a highly successful idea which was soon widely imitated. He recruited a team of zealous salespeople to push Gallo products and guarantee them high visibility on liquor store shelves. From the beginning, Gallo followed a strategy of expansion into new markets only when existing markets were conquered. Twenty-five years later, Gallo brands were available nationwide, and the company's distribution system was regarded as its greatest competitive strength.

Accomplishments in Winemaking, 1940s--70s

The company was also admired for its enological accomplishments. The Prohibition era had wreaked havoc on crops of better varieties of wine grape, which had been largely supplanted by inferior table and raisin varieties. The Gallo brothers addressed this problem with the purchase in 1942 of 2,000 acres of land in Livingston, California. Starting in 1945, they pursued an ambitious research and experimentation program that covered all aspects of viticulture, from rootstocks to irrigation methods. Grapes grown on the Livingston land were transported to a special research winery in Modesto for further testing. When a particular variable was determined to be beneficial, it was introduced into day-to-day winery operations. Many of the experiments, such as an innovative pest control system, were well ahead of their time and had far-reaching beneficial effects on the entire industry. In 1958 a research laboratory went into operation. By 1993 the research staff of 20 included chemical engineers, microbiologists, and biochemists, and a total of 50 research papers had been submitted by the winery to the American Society of Enology and Viticulture. The company also maintained a technical library designed to keep researchers and growers abreast of the latest developments in their respective fields.

In 1957 the Gallo brothers built a customized glass plant in Modesto, a step in the process of vertical integration which would eventually encompass the Fairbanks Trucking Company, an intrastate transportation company established in 1961 and Midcal Aluminum, an aluminum bottle cap and foil manufacturing plant founded the same year. In 1957 the company introduced Thunderbird, a citrus-flavored fortified wine that reflected consumer tastes of the period. Over the years, the brand began to sell particularly well in depressed neighborhoods because of its high alcohol content and low price. Although Thunderbird was undoubtedly one of Gallo's early marketing successes, it also contributed to the company's down-market image. By 1989, in the face of public concern over alcoholism and internal family pressure, Gallo had asked distributors not to sell its flavored fortified wines to retailers in low-income neighborhoods.

Consumption of table wine in the United States increased more than sixfold between 1960 and 1980, corresponding to a period of great growth for the Gallo company. Production techniques were developed to provide high quality at lower cost than the competition. Wine industry experts unanimously praised Gallo's achievement in "bringing new wine drinkers to the fold" with their clean, consistent, and competitively priced product. As early as 1972 the wine critic of the Los Angeles Times identified Gallo Hearty Burgundy, priced at $1.25 a bottle, as "the best wine value in the country today." This wine was credited with influencing Americans to buy more California jug wines. In 1965 Julio Gallo established a Grower Relations staff of wine professionals who continue to work with growers, recommending new technologies and practices developed largely at Gallo's research facility. Among the most important developments of this period was a quality drive initiated by the company with California growers in 1967. In exchange for replacing existing grapes with grape varieties of Gallo's choice, growers were offered 10- to 15-year contracts guaranteeing them a fair price for their harvest. More than 100 growers signed contracts, thus ensuring the reemergence of such classic grapes as Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Sauvignon Blanc. As a result of the increasing supply of true wine grapes, Gallo was able to discontinue use of the inferior Thompson seedless grape in 1972.

In 1976 the Federal Trade Commission charged Gallo with unfair competition, and the winery signed a consent agreement restricting its ability to control its wholesalers. The consent order was designed to prevent Gallo from vertically integrating to a point where competitors would be unable to distribute their products effectively. In September 1982, Gallo successfully filed a petition to have the order set aside, arguing that "dramatic changes in the wine industry," specifically the entry of conglomerates such as Coca-Cola and Seagrams, had rendered the terms of the original order obsolete.

Moved into Premium Wines in the 1980s

During the 1980s Gallo made a strong move into the premium wine market. In 1981 a premium Chardonnay was launched, to be followed one year later with a vintage-dated Cabernet from 1978. In late 1988, having dropped some of its original cork-finished varietals, Gallo introduced others, such as a successful new "blush" category of varietals. A vintage year was added across the Wine Cellars label, a trend the winery had resisted for many years. Given the company's production, marketing, and distribution expertise, no one in the industry was surprised when Gallo quickly took a leading role in the premium wine market. At the same time, Gallo was experiencing great success with the Bartles & Jaymes wine cooler, a beverage containing a mixture of wine, fruit juices, and carbonated water, and having less alcohol than table wine. The Bartles & Jaymes product was introduced in 1985 and within a year had become a market leader in a highly competitive and burgeoning segment. Many analysts attributed its success to an inspired ad campaign by Hal Riney and Partners, featuring a pair of eccentric characters named Frank Bartles and Ed Jaymes. The wine cooler phenomenon was short-lived, however by 1993 demand had plummeted and Gallo and Seagrams were the only wine cooler producers left in the market. Advertising expenditure dropped accordingly. New introductions in the 1990s included the Eden Roc champagne brand, priced somewhat higher than the company's market leader, André champagne.

In April 1986, Ernest and Julio filed suit against their younger brother Joseph, charging him with trademark infringement. Joseph had begun to market cheese under the Gallo name. The case was important because it brought into question the right of an individual to use a personal name that had already been registered as a trademark by someone else. Several months later, Joseph filed a countersuit, claiming that he had been deprived of his rightful one-third share of their parents' winery, in effect a substantial share in the E. & J. Gallo Winery itself. Ernest and Julio's defense rested on the assertion that their winery was completely self-funded and had nothing to with their parents' estate. In September 1988 Joseph's counterclaim was dismissed. In June 1989 a U.S. District Court judge settled the trademark infringement case in favor of the plaintiffs, and Joseph Gallo was given 30 days to stop using the Gallo name on his cheese.

Second Gallo Generation Took Over in the 1990s

Ernest and Julio Gallo headed the winery they founded into their 80s. By the early 1990s the winery's leadership finally passed on to the second generation. Julio died in 1993 at the age of 83 from a broken neck he suffered when he overturned his jeep on a family ranch. Ernest, stricken by the loss, soon thereafter gave up day-to-day management, remaining involved only in long-range planning as Gallo chairman. Gallo was thereupon run by four copresidents: David Gallo, eldest son of Ernest, in charge of domestic marketing and advertising Joe Gallo, also a son of Ernest, head of domestic and international sales Bob Gallo, son of Julio, head of vineyards and winemaking and Jim Coleman, Julio's son-in-law, responsible for warehouses and bottling plants. David died in March 1997 of a heart attack, leaving Joe Gallo fully in charge of sales. According to an article in the Los Angeles Times Magazine, 15 of Ernest and Julio's 20 grandchildren were employed by the winery in 1997, making it likely that Gallo family members would remain in leadership positions for years to come.

In the 1990s consumers continued to gravitate toward more expensive wines, and Gallo sought new ways to capture the mid-priced and premium categories. Despite the winery's efforts to escape its longstanding image, Gallo was still perceived as a low-end brand. To counter this, the Gallo winery began producing varietal wines under new brand names, with the Gallo name appearing nowhere on the label. In 1995 Turning Leaf made its debut, while Gossamer Bay debuted the following year. Gallo positioned both of these brands in the $5 to $10 per bottle range, the mid-priced area typical for supermarket-sold wine. By the fall of 1996 Turning Leaf had become one of the top 12 varietal wines sold in supermarkets.

Both Turning Leaf and Gossamer Bay were made at the Modesto winery the inclusion of "Made in Modesto" on their labels was the only clue to their Gallo parentage. But Gallo was able to achieve an even greater distancing with wines produced in California's Sonoma County, where Gallo had been buying up vineyards and had a winery in Healdsburg. Gallo thereby began selling varietal wine vinted and bottled in Sonoma County sold under a number of different brands, including Indigo Hills, Rancho Zabaco, Anapamu, Marcellina, and Northern Sonoma and labeled "Made in Healdsburg." Some varieties sold for as much as $40 a bottle, placing them well into the premium category. Gallo wines finally began to receive serious attention from wine critics.

The move upmarket was not without its difficulties. Gallo was the object of a much-publicized lawsuit filed in April 1996 by Kendall-Jackson Winery Ltd., maker of Vintner's Reserve, the number one chardonnay brand in the United States. Kendall-Jackson contended that Gallo had copied the packaging of Vintner's Reserve for that of the Turning Leaf line of chardonnay and other varietals. Gallo prevailed in federal court in 1997 as well as in a federal court of appeals in 1998.

At the turn of the 21st century, Gallo Winery was well-positioned from the low to high ends of the wine market. Even under the direction of the second generation of Gallo family leadership, the winery was clearly following the direction of its founders--Ernest Gallo once said, "We don't want most of the business. We want it all."

Principal Divisions: Ballatore Champagne Cellars E & J Distillers Brandy E & J Gallo Tott's Champagne Cellars.

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Source: International Directory of Company Histories , Vol. 28. St. James Press, 1999.

2111 East 37th Street North
Wichita, Kansas 67219

Telephone: (316) 832-2700
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Public Subsidiary of Sunbeam Corporation
Incorporated: 1900 as the Hydro-Carbon Light Company
Employees: 4,700
Sales: $1.02 billion (1998)
Stock Exchanges: New York Pacific Midwest
Ticker Symbol: CLN
NAIC: 33992 Sporting & Athletic Good Manufacturing 335129 Other Lighting Equipment Manufacturing 333912 Air & Gas Compressor Manufacturing 335312 Motors & Generator Manufacturing 421910 Camping Equipment & Supplies Wholesaling

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"Don't let life put you back on your heels. Lean into it." Sheldon Coleman's mantra still guides the company--it continues to lean into the future. It is still a company with an uncanny ability to adapt to change. A company with an intimate understanding of the consumer. A commitment to research and development that breathes vitality into every aspect of the business. A company that sets industry standards.

The Coleman Company, Inc. is one of the most famous and successful manufacturers of camping equipment and outdoor recreational products. The well-known Coleman lamp was invented by 1909 and the lantern in 1914, and since that time more than 50 million of the lanterns have been sold throughout the world. Coleman is the market leader in lanterns and stoves for outdoor recreational use, and it has created a loyal consumer following for a broad range of insulated food and beverage containers, sleeping bags, backpacks, tents, outdoor folding furniture, portable electric lights, and other recreational accessories. The company's Powermate unit produces portable generators and portable and stationary air compressors. Coleman also makes and markets book bags, backpacks, and related products under the Eastpak and Timberland brand names. Coleman products are sold in more than 100 countries worldwide, with international sales accounting for about one-third of overall revenues. Although its stock is publicly traded, the Coleman Company is controlled by Sunbeam Corporation, which owns 79 percent of the company.

The founder of the company, William Coffin Coleman, was born to a young couple who migrated west to Kansas from New England in 1871. Coleman became a schoolteacher in Kansas and later entered the University of Kansas Law School. Shortly before receiving his degree, however, Coleman ran out of money, and he became a traveling typewriter salesman. Working the southern part of the United States, he found himself in Brockton, Alabama, a poor coal mining community with dirt streets and wood sidewalks.

According to company lore, as Coleman was taking an evening walk down one of the town's streets, he noticed the intense white glow of a lamp in a drugstore window. The lamp, which was powered by gasoline, was so bright that even with his bad eyesight Coleman was able to read under it easily. Since most people at that time used flickering gaslights, smoky oil lamps, or dim carbon filament light bulbs, Coleman immediately saw the lamp as an important step forward.

Coleman arranged to sell this new type of lamp for the Irby-Gilliland Company of Memphis, and traveled to Kingfisher, Oklahoma, to begin his new venture. Unfortunately, he had sold only two lamps at the end of the first week. The lack of sales dismayed him, but he soon discovered that another salesman had previously sold dozens of lamps to the town's shopkeepers. Since the lamps could not be cleaned, they clogged with carbon deposits which snuffed the light out after a short time. The salesman had left a bit too quickly, and the shopkeepers felt swindled.

Unable to sell his lamps, Coleman hit upon the idea of leasing them for $1 per week and servicing them himself. If the lamps failed, the customer did not have to pay. Revenues skyrocketed. In order to remain competitive almost all the town's shopkeepers purchased his lighting service. The business flourished as Coleman reinvested profits and branched out into neighboring communities. Not long afterward, he founded the Hydro-Carbon Light Company.

With the demand for his lamps and lighting service increasing, Coleman received $2,000 from his two brothers-in-law for an eight percent interest in the company. In 1902 requests for his lighting service were so numerous that he decided to move the business to Wichita, Kansas, and establish a permanent headquarters. One year later, Coleman bought the rights to the Efficient Lamp, improved its design, and began selling it as the Coleman Arc Lamp. Ever on the lookout for original ways to market his lamps, Coleman in 1905 arranged for the Arc Lamps to provide the lighting for a night football game.

By 1909 Coleman had invented a portable table lamp with a gasoline tank designed as a small fount with a flat base. Bug screens were later added to protect the mantles during outdoor use. In 1914 the company developed the Coleman gasoline lantern for use in inclement weather. When World War I broke out, the Allies requested U.S. wheat and corn to replenish their food supplies. Realizing the need for a reliable, bright, and portable light for farmers carrying out the tasks necessary to aid the Europeans, the American government declared the Coleman lamp essential for the wartime support effort and provided Coleman with both money and materials to produce the lanterns. During World War I, the company made over one million lamps for American farmers.

The company grew steadily in the 1920s. Although electricity came to the smaller towns across the United States, most rural areas had to wait. Coleman thus found its largest markets in rural areas, with ever increasing sales of gasoline stoves, used both as camp stoves and cook stoves, and lamps and lanterns. The company also established international operations with a manufacturing plant and headquarters in Toronto. Locating an office in Canada was a smart move on the part of Coleman, since the British Commonwealth gave preferential tariffs and duties to products made in member nations. By the end of the 1920s the reputation of the Coleman lantern was firmly established, and various accounts of its use were reported: Admiral Byrd used the lantern on his trip to the South Pole on Pitcairn Island the descendants of British mutineers from the Bounty and their Tahitian families illuminated primitive homes with Coleman lanterns and Coleman lantern-lit runways in the Andes made emergency landings possible.

The company was not entirely successful in developing new products and markets. During the late 1920s, Coleman made a line of waffle irons, coffee percolators, toasters, and electric irons. Coleman could not, however, compete with Westinghouse Electric Corporation and General Electric Company and withdrew these product lines quickly. William Coffin Coleman (known as W.C. to the rest of the company) designed a coffee maker for restaurants and hotels. Although it brewed excellent coffee, the machine was complicated to handle and difficult to clean. It was commercially unsuccessful and the company halted its production.

Coleman was hit very hard when the stock market crashed in 1929. During the next two years, the Great Depression severely affected almost every industry in the nation. The demand for Coleman products declined rapidly, mainly due to the searing poverty and inability of many people in rural areas to purchase anything other than food. Inevitably, the company experienced financial losses, but a good working relationship with a number of banks helped Coleman to overcome the worst years of the depression. In 1932 the company's sales totaled a mere $3 million, but a small profit was made.

After Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected to the U.S. presidency in 1932, he launched a massive program for rural electrification, and Coleman was faced with a decline in its market for gasoline stoves and lights. Nevertheless, Coleman found two potentially profitable markets, oil space heaters and gas floor furnaces, and by the end of the decade the company was the leading manufacturer of both products. At the same time, Coleman's portable stove and lantern business was making headway in the camping equipment market, and the international operation was beginning to reap significant profits. In 1941 the company reported annual sales of $9 million.

When World War II began, Coleman was called upon to manufacture products for the various branches of the U.S. armed services, including 20-millimeter shells for the Army, projectiles for the Navy, and parts for the B-29 and B-17 bombers for the Air Force. In June 1942 the company was notified by the Army Quartermaster Corps with an urgent request--field troops needed a compact stove that could operate at 125 degrees above and 60 degrees below zero, was no larger than a quart bottle of milk, and could burn any kind of fuel. Moreover, the Army wanted 5,000 of the stoves delivered in two months.

Coleman worked nonstop to design and manufacture a stove to the Army's specifications. The end product was better than the Army had requested: the stove could work at 60 degrees below and 150 degrees above Fahrenheit it could burn all kinds of fuel it weighed a mere three and one-half pounds and it was smaller than a quart bottle of milk. The first order for 5,000 units was flown to U.S. forces involved in the November 1942 invasion of North Africa. Ernie Pyle, the famous World War II journalist who wrote about the common man's experience in the war, devoted 15 articles to the Coleman pocket stove and considered it one of the two most important pieces of noncombat equipment in the war effort, the other being the Jeep.

When the war ended, Coleman's business boomed. Since the company had been manufacturing products for the armed services during the war, there was an enormous backlog of demand for its regular products, which had been off the market. Sales rose to $34 million by 1950, while profits also substantially increased. At the start of the decade, there were four main divisions of Coleman products: oil space heaters accounted for 30 percent of sales gas floor furnaces, 30 percent camp stove and gasoline lanterns, 20 percent and military contracts to supply Boeing Co. with airplane parts for the B-47 bomber, 20 percent.

Camping and Recreational Product Focus: 1960s-70s

In the early 1950s, Coleman was the leader in sales in each of its civilian product lines. At the end of the decade, however, sales for oil heaters and gas floor furnaces alone dropped a whopping 85 percent, and by 1960 the company suffered an overall loss of 70 percent in sales volume. The U.S. military had also phased out Coleman's contracts for airplane parts. In response, Coleman developed its camp stove and lantern products into an extensive line of camping equipment. The company's portable ice chests and insulated jugs quickly became leaders in the field of outdoor recreation products. Coleman also expanded its line of oil, gas, and electric furnaces to manufacturers of mobile homes, and began designing air conditioning equipment and furnaces for onsite homes.

During the 1960s, Coleman continued to expand its product lines in the field of camping, adding sleeping bags, tents, and catalytic heaters Coleman soon became the leading manufacturer of camping equipment. Growing along with the mobile home industry, Coleman supplied 40 percent of the specialized furnaces and 50 percent of the air conditioning equipment for mobile homes. Sales grew from $38 million in 1960 to $134 million by 1970, and during the same period net profits increased dramatically from $278,000 to $7 million.

The two leaders of the company were Sheldon Coleman, who replaced his father as chairman of the board in 1941, and Lawrence M. Jones, a longtime employee of Coleman who possessed a doctorate from Harvard University. Sheldon had hired Jones as president of the company in 1964, and the two men collaborated on product development and market strategy. Their joint effort resulted in the manufacture of adjustable backpack frames, a compact cooler, a small backpack stove, canoes made from a petroleum-based substance that created a quieter ride than aluminum, Crosman air guns, and camping trailers. In 1977 Coleman's success continued unabated, with sales reaching $256 million. The company's outdoor recreation business seemed to be recession-proof, and profits from its mobile home products kept increasing.

Ownership Changes: 1980s-90s

For more than three-quarters of a century, Coleman had worked hard to establish and maintain a reputation for high quality products sold at reasonable prices. This reputation paid off handsomely during the 1980s as both profits and sales increased steadily. According to Fortune, however, the Coleman family, who owned 25 percent of the company's stock, began withdrawing profits rather than reinvesting for product development and market expansion. Sheldon Coleman, Jr., replaced his father as chairman of the board in 1988, and only one year later he decided to privatize the company in order to reap an even larger profit--the pension plan of the company was overloaded by approximately $30 million.

The new chairman floated an offer of $64 per share for the company's stock. The bid proved too low, and ill-timed as well. Instead, New York financier Ronald Perelman entered the scene and purchased Coleman for $545 million, or $74 per share, in a 1989 leveraged buyout through his company MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc. Together, Perelman and Jones sold the heating and air-conditioning business, shut down an obsolete factory, and implemented a strategy that improved efficiency and ultimately reduced inventory costs by $10 million.

Through a comprehensive restructuring of its operations, the company increased productivity significantly in 1991, and Coleman's sales reached $346.1 million by the end of the year. In 1992 sales increased to $491.9 million, proof that the company's concentration on manufacturing products in growing recreational markets was paying off. Perelman took Coleman public again during 1992 but retained an 82.5 percent stake in the company. In late 1992 Coleman reacquired the Coleman Powermate line of gasoline-powered electrical generators and high-pressure power washers. The following year the company aimed to bolster its overseas sales through acquisitions. Coleman had encountered difficulty over the years in Europe selling its propane-based camping appliances because Europeans generally preferred products running on butane gas. The purchase of British and Italian camping equipment makers in late 1993 led to the launch of dozens of Coleman brand butane products in Europe.

At the beginning of 1994 Jones retired and was replaced as chairman and CEO by Michael N. Hammes, who had been vice-chairman of the Black & Decker Corporation and president of its worldwide power tools and home products group. Acquisitions continued under the new executive. Added in 1994 were Sanborn Manufacturing Company, whose portable and stationary air compressors were folded into the Powermate division and Eastpak, Inc., a maker of book bags, daypacks, and related products. The following year Coleman purchased Sierra Corporation of Fort Smith, Inc., maker of portable outdoor and recreational folding furniture under the Sierra Trails brand. In early 1996 the company expanded its Eastpak division by licensing the Timberland brand for a new line of packs. Coleman also acquired the France-based Application des Gaz, a leading European camping equipment maker under the Camping Gaz brand. Meanwhile, the 50 millionth Coleman lantern rolled off the assembly line in 1995.

The company's aggressive pursuit of acquisitions did not come without a cost. By 1996 Coleman had shown tremendous growth since being acquired by Perelman, as revenues reached $1.22 billion, three-and-a-half times the level of 1991--but the company also posted a net loss of $41.8 million. The loss was largely attributed to higher than expected costs related to integrating overseas sales forces following the purchase of Camping Gaz. Another key factor was mounting debt stemming from the string of acquisitions--the debt level having reached $583.6 million by the end of 1996.

On the heels of the announcement of the 1996 loss, Coleman replaced Hammes, installing Jerry W. Levin as acting CEO in February 1997. Levin had previously run the company from 1989 to April 1991 when he became CEO of Revlon Inc., another Perelman-controlled company. Under Levin's leadership, Coleman moved quickly to turn its fortunes around through a number of cost-cutting initiatives. The company closed its administrative headquarters in Golden, Colorado, and a regional headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The 7,000-person workforce was cut by ten percent. Four factories, three domestic and one international, were closed. Certain noncore product areas were divested, including power washers and portable spas. Finally, one-third of the company's SKUs were eliminated, greatly streamlining its product offerings.

In March 1998, with the company verging on a turnaround, Perelman sold his 82 percent stake in Coleman to Sunbeam Corporation for $1.6 billion plus the assumption of about $440 million in debt. At the same time Sunbeam announced two other purchases: Signature Brands USA Inc., maker of such household products as Mr. Coffee coffee makers and Health-o-meter scales and First Alert Inc., a maker of residential safety products, including smoke alarms and fire extinguishers. Charges of accounting irregularities and misleading earnings reports led to the ouster of Sunbeam's CEO, "Chainsaw Al" Dunlap, in June 1998. Soon thereafter, Perelman, who had gained a 14 percent stake in Sunbeam as part of the sale of his Coleman stake, installed a new team at Sunbeam, including naming Levin as CEO. Dunlap had evidently laid plans to sell off Coleman's backpack and compressor businesses, plans that were quickly abandoned once Levin took over at Sunbeam. Nevertheless, with its new parent in extremely shaky financial condition, including being burdened by $2.2 billion in debt, Coleman faced a very uncertain future at the dawn of the 21st century.

Principal Subsidiaries: Application des Gaz, S.A. (France) Australian Coleman, Inc. Kansas Bafiges S.A. (France) Beacon Exports, Inc. C C Outlet, Inc. C M O, Inc. Camping Gaz do Brasil (Brazil) Camping Gaz Great Britain Limited (U.K.) Camping Gaz (Poland) Camping Gaz Suisse AG (Switzerland) Camping Gaz CS, Spol. SRO (Czech Republic) Camping Gaz GmbH (Austria) Camping Gaz International Deutschland GmbH (Germany) Camping Gaz Hellas (Greece) Camping Gaz International (Portugal) Ltd. Camping Gaz Kft (Hungary) Camping Gaz Philippines, Inc. Camping Gaz Italie Srl (Italy) Campiran SA (Iran) Coleman Argentina, Inc. (U.S.A.) Coleman Asia Limited (Hong Kong) Coleman Country, Ltd. Coleman (Deutschland) GmbH (Germany) Coleman do Brasil Ltda. (Brazil) Coleman Europe N.V. (Belgium) Coleman Holland B.V. (Netherlands) Coleman International Holdings, LLC Coleman International SARL (Switzerland) Coleman Japan Co., Ltd. Coleman Lifestyles K.K. (Japan) Coleman Mexico S.A. de C.V. Coleman Powermate Compressors, Inc. Coleman Powermate, Inc. Coleman Puerto Rico, Inc. Coleman SARL (France) Coleman SVB S.r.l. (Italy) Coleman Taymar Limited (U.K.) Coleman U.K. Holdings Limited Coleman U.K. PLC Coleman Venture Capital, Inc. Eastpak Corporation Eastpak Manufacturing Corporation Epigas International Limited (U.K.) General Archery Industries, Inc. J G K, Inc. Kansas Acquisition Corp. Nippon Coleman, Inc. Pearson Holdings, Inc. Productos Coleman, S.A. (Spain) PT Camping Gaz Indonesia River View Corporation of Barling, Inc. Sierra Corporation of Fort Smith, Inc. Sunbeam Corporation (Canada) Limited TCCI Management Inc. Taymar Gas Limited (U.K.) Tsana Internacional, S.A. (Costa Rica) Woodcraft Equipment Company.

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Dorfman, Dan, "Coleman: No Happy Campers," Financial World, April 15, 1997, p. 28.
----, "Coleman Seen Following Marvel As Perelman's Next Disaster," Financial World, March 18, 1997, p. 14.
Dumaine, Brian, "Earning More by Moving Faster," Fortune, October 7, 1991, pp. 89--94.
Gallagher, Leigh, "Coleman Brass Flexes Muscle and Stakes Out New Terrain," Sporting Goods Business, April 1996, p. 28.
----, "Coleman Shutters CO Office in Cost-Cutting Strategy," Sporting Goods Business, May 12, 1997, p. 18.
----, "The SGB Interview: Jerry W. Levin," Sporting Goods Business, August 7, 1997, pp. 32--33.
Geer, John F., Jr., "Coleman: Hiking Nowhere?," Financial World, April 22, 1996, p. 17.
Labate, John, "Growing to Match Its Brand Name," Fortune, June 13, 1994, p. 114.
Laing, Jonathan R., "Into the Maw: Sunbeam's 'Chainsaw Al' Goes on a Buying Binge," Barron's, March 9, 1998, p. 13.
----, "Now It's Ron's Turn: Sunbeam Shareholders, Beware," Barron's, October 12, 1998, pp. 31--32, 34--35.
Lipin, Steven, "Sunbeam Plans $1.8 Billion in Acquisitions: Deals to Include Coleman, First Alert, and Maker of Mr. Coffee Machines," Wall Street Journal, March 2, 1998, p. A3.
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Source: International Directory of Company Histories , Vol. 30. St. James Press, 2000.

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A Series of Clues to the Fate of the Franklin Expedition

Rescue expeditions turned up tantalizing clues: A trio of graves at one site. A note at another site, dated April 1848 and indicating that Franklin and 23 others were dead, the ships had been trapped in the ice for 18 months, and the survivors were abandoning ship and striking out across land. 

Other clues trickled in: An abandoned sled, with two skeletons and numerous personal effects. Letters from one of the men, some written phonetically and some backward and few fully deciphered. Stories from local Inuit of white men who had slowly perished of ships that had been caught in, and then disappeared beneath, the ice.

Ernest C. Coleman - History

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. is the first international fraternal organization founded on the campus of a historically black college.

On the evening of November 17, 1911, Omega Psi Phi was founded inside the Science Building (later renamed Thirkield Hall) at Howard University located in Washington, D.C. The founders were three undergraduates — Edgar Amos Love, Oscar James Cooper and Frank Coleman. Joining them was their faculty adviser, Ernest Everett Just.

From the initials of the Greek phrase meaning, “friendship is essential to the soul“, the name Omega Psi Phi was derived. That phrase was selected as the motto.

Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance and Upliftwere adopted as Cardinal Principles.

On November 23, 1911, Edgar A. Love became the first Grand Basileus (National President). Oscar J. Cooper and Frank Coleman were selected to be the Grand Keeper of the Records (National Secretary) and Grand Keeper of Seals (National Treasurer), respectively. Eleven undergraduate men were selected to become the charter members.

Alpha chapter was organized with fourteen charter members on December 15, 1911. Brothers Edgar A. Love, Oscar J. Cooper and Frank Coleman were elected the chapter’s first Basileus, Keeper of Records, and Keeper of Seals, respectively.

Brother Cooper became the fraternity’s second Grand Basileus in 1912 and authorized the investigation of establishing a second chapter on the campus of Lincoln University located in Pennsylvania.

Brother Love was elected as the third Grand Basileus in 1912 and served until 1915. In 1912, Howard University officials did not initially recognize the fraternity as a national organization and Omega Psi Phi’s leadership refused to accept limited recognition. As a result, the fraternity operated without official sanction, until the university withdrew its opposition in 1914, the same year Beta chapter was chartered at Lincoln University.

Omega Psi Phi was incorporated under the laws of the District of Columbia on October 28, 1914. Brother George E. Hall, the fourth Grand Basileus, authorized the establishment of Gamma chapter in Boston.

Brother Clarence F. Holmes served as Omega’s sixth Grand Basileus. Under his leadership, the fraternity’s first official hymn, “Omega Men Draw Nigh,” was written by Otto Bohannon.

Omega played a vital role when the United States entered World War I in 1917 by having several brothers in the first class of black soldiers graduate from Camp Fort Des Moines, a military training facility located in Iowa. Several Omegas, including Campbell C. Johnson, John Purnell and founders Frank Coleman and Edgar A. Love are among its graduates.

A year later in 1918, retired Colonel Charles Young, rode 500 miles on horseback, from Wilberforce, Ohio, to the nation’s capital, to show he was always fit for duty.

Stanley Douglas served as editor to the first Oracle which was published in the spring of 1919.

In 1919, Raymond G. Robinson, the seventh Grand Basileus, established Delta chapter on the campus of Meharry Medical School which is located in Nashville, Tennessee.

Stanley Douglas served as Editor of the Oracle which was first published in the spring of 1919. When Robinson left office in 1920 there were ten chapters in operation.

Harold H. Thomas, the eighth Grand Basileus, was elected at the Nashville Grand Conclave in 1920.

During this Conclave, Carter G. Woodson inspired the establishment of National Achievement Week to promote the study of Negro life and history.

The Atlanta Grand Conclave in 1921 brought an end the fraternity’s first decade.

Omega built a strong and effective force of men dedicated to its cardinal principles of manhood, scholarship, perseverance, and uplift.

In 1922, J. Alston Atkins, the 9th Grand Basileus, appointed the first district representatives. Today, there are eleven such officers who are elected annually at district meetings.

Also in 1922, the office of Vice Grand Basileus was created. The Grand Keeper of Records became the Grand Keeper of the Records and Seal. In 1923, Lambda Chapter affectionately referred to as “the pearl of the west coast,” was organized at the University of Southern California. Omega Psi Phi becomes the first black Greek organization to span its membership across the United States – from the Atlantic (Iota in Atlantic City) to the Pacific (Lambda in Los Angeles). Sigma chapter was organized at McGill University, which is located in Montreal, Quebec (Canada) on December 15, 1923. Brother Walter R. Dunston, former Basileus of Phi chapter, set up the fraternity’s first international chapter with the assistance of Brother George W. Brown. In 1926, the memorial for Brother Colonel Charles Young is held at Arlington National Cemetery. Memorial Service is established to memorialize Brother Young’s birthday. The first Omega Bulletin was published in 1928 and Campbell C. Johnson was the editor. In 1930, Omega Psi Phi became one of five founding members of the National Pan-Hellenic Council with 13th Grand Basileus Matthew W. Bullock elected as its first permanent chairman.

“Omega Dear,” was adopted as the official hymn in 1931. Charles R. Drew, professor of surgery, and Mercer Cook, professor of languages, both members of the Howard faculty, were the composers. Cook wrote the music and first stanza Drew wrote the last two stanzas. By mid-1930, President Franklin D. Roosevelt created the Federal Council of Negro Affairs or “Black Cabinet,” which was an informal group of African-American public policy advisors who were organized to help the country emerge out of the depression. Omega men: Robert C. Weaver, Lawrence Oxley, Roscoe Brown, Frank Horne, William Hastie, J. Arthur Weiseger, Ted Poston, Campbell C. Johnson and William Trent were among those who served on the cabinet. Each of the founders graduated and went on to have distinguished careers in their chosen fields: Edgar Love became a bishop in the Methodist church Oscar Cooper practiced medicine in Philadelphia for over 50 years Frank Coleman became the chairman of the Department of Physics at Howard University and Ernest E. Just became a world-renowned biologist and the 1st recipient of the prestigious NAACP Spingarn Medal.

The Omega “Sweetheart Song,” with words and music by Don Q. Pullen, was adopted as the official sweetheart song by the 1940 Nashville Grand Conclave.

Founder Ernest E. Just entered Omega chapter in 1941.

In 1941, Brother Charles Drew perfects the use of blood plasma as a life-saving tool. Brother William Hastie resigns as Civilian Aide to the Secretary of War in protest against discrimination in the armed forces. He was later appointed Governor of the Virgin Islands by President Harry S. Truman.

Since 1945, the fraternity undertook a National Social Action program to meet the needs of African Americans in the areas of health, housing, civil rights, and education. The office of Second Vice Grand Basileus is created. Dexter Eure, of Theta Psi chapter, is elected to the position on the Supreme Council.

In 1949, the first National Headquarters Building located at 107 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. was purchased.

H. Carl Moultrie was selected to serve as the first National Executive Secretary. That same year, the scholarship fund was renamed in honor of Charles R. Drew.

During this era, social action became Omega’s primary organizational thrust. Thousands of Omega men became actively involved in the fight to eliminate racial discrimination. Most notably, Omega men Spottswood Robinson, Oliver Hill and James Nabrit were part of the inner circle for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF). That group coordinated the court battles for racial equality. Their work culminated with the landmark decision outlawing segregated public schools, Brown v. Board of Education. In 1955, Brother Roy Wilkins was chosen to be the executive secretary of the NAACP and in 1964 he became its executive director.

The Los Angeles Grand Conclave in 1955 initiated a program whereby each graduate chapter would purchase a Life Membership from the NAACP. Tau Chi was founded in Monrovia, The Republic of Liberia on December 1, 1955 during the tenure of Grand Basileus John F. Potts.

Brother Wiley A. Branton, served as the principal lawyer in the civil rights case that desegregated the public schools in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1957. Ernest Green was the oldest among the nine students who integrated the all-white Central High School. Green later attended Michigan State University, where he was later initiated into the fraternity through Sigma chapter. Between 1955 and 1959, chapters contributed nearly $40,000 to the NAACP.

The struggle for social justice shifted into high gear. Omega men throughout the United States were active participants in the “sit-ins” and other civil rights demonstrations. Moreover, undergraduate brothers were especially involved in the demonstrations of the civil rights struggle.

In 1961, the Washington, D.C. Grand Conclave highlighted Omega’s first 50 years of accomplishments. Founders — Love, Cooper, and Coleman were present. Thirteen of 23 former Grand Basilei also attended this historic gathering. It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for young brothers to mingle with some of the greatest black men that America ever produced.

The Golden Anniversary Conclave authorized a $150,000 investment towards the construction of a new national headquarters building in Washington, D.C.

The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom occurred in Washington D.C. on August 28, 1963. Brother Bayard Rustin, an activist and adviser to Martin Luther King Jr., is one of the event’s primary organizers. King delivers his “I Have a Dream,” speech. In 1964, the new national headquarters was dedicated. It was a dream come true and was the first building of its type to be built by a black fraternity. Founders — Love, Cooper and Coleman participated in the ceremonies. The name was later changed to the International Headquarters and was located at 2714 Georgia Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.

In January 1966, Brother Dr. Robert C. Weaver was appointed the first Secretary of Housing and Urban Development as well as the first black person appointed to a cabinet-level position in the United States. Founder Frank Coleman entered Omega Chapter in 1967.

The Charlotte Grand Conclave in 1968 mandated a constitutional convention for the revision of the fraternity’s constitution and by-laws as well as the Ritual. That convention was held in Atlanta in 1969.

The newly revised constitution and by-laws and the ritual went into effective at the close of the 1970 Pittsburgh Grand Conclave.

H. Carl Moultrie, Omega’s only National Executive Secretary, was appointed a judge to the Superior Court of Washington, D.C., in 1972. Moultrie’s resignation was accepted with regrets.

Omega conferred upon Moultrie the title of National Executive Secretary Emeritus which was later changed to Executive Secretary Emeritus.

The Seventies brought more unpleasant news – Founder Oscar J. Cooper entered Omega Chapter in 1972. Two years later in 1974, Edgar A. Love, the last surviving founder, entered Omega Chapter.

On November 16, 1975, an impressive granite monument was dedicated to the memory of the four founders. The monument was placed near Thirkield Hall, the site of Omega’s birth place at Howard University.

A revived Life Membership program resulted in a very large number of new Life Members.

In 1976, the Atlanta Grand Conclave became the most attended up to that point. Many new undergraduate chapters were chartered, because of the increased enrollment of black students at previously all-white colleges and universities.

“Operation Big Vote,” was successful in getting thousands of African-Americans to vote in the 1976 election. During that same year, Brother Clifford Alexander was appointed Secretary of the Army.

In 1979, during the Denver Grand Conclave the fraternity committed to contribute $250,000 to the United Negro College Fund over the next five years.

In 1981, the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity endowed its first endowed Omega faculty chair at Rust College, located in Holly Springs, Mississippi. President W.A. McMillan stated that the chair would be used to promote the humanities.

Grand Basileus Moses C. Norman, Sr., was elected at the 1984 Louisville Grand Conclave and served six years, the longest tenure of any Grand Basileus. He appointed a committee to review the structure and operations of the fraternity as a means of future focus.

In 1984, John S. Epps was selected as only the fifth Omega man to serve as Executive Secretary. H. Carl Moultrie was named, Executive Secretary Emeritus. The 75th Anniversary Grand Conclave celebration was held July 25-August 1, 1986, in Washington, D.C., the city of Omega’s birth. It surpassed the previous attendance record.

On January 28, 1986, Brother Ronald McNair died during the launch of the Space Shuttle Challenger. Later that year, Brother Jesse Jackson Jr. became a candidate for the Democratic Party presidential nomination. Also, Don Q. Pullen and W. Mercer Cook entered Omega Chapter. On January 13, 1990, Brother L. Douglas Wilder became Virginia’s sixty-sixth governor and became the first elected African American governor in United States history. C. Tyrone Gilmore Sr. became the 34th Grand Basileus in June 1990. Under his leadership, a site for a new World Center and International Headquarters located in Decatur Ga. was identified. Also, the structure was revamped and the international chapters were transformed into the 13th District. The first Youth Leadership Conference was held in 1993 at Southwest College located in Los Angeles, California. Over 100 young men were hand to hear Omega men talk about subjects ranging from manners to morality.

Dorsey C. Miller Jr., the fraternity’s 16th Second Vice Grand Basileus, was chosen as the 35th Grand Basileus at the Cleveland Grand Conclave in 1994. He was the 1st member to be elected to both positions. Miller’s administration closed the sale of the property at 3951 Snapfinger Parkway, which is the site of new international headquarters. The property at 2714 Georgia Ave. N.W. was disposed. The Georgia Avenue location served as the fraternity’s headquarter for 31 years and the fraternity shield that adorned the facade is now at the Smithsonian.

Lloyd J. Jordan, Esq., who had previously served as Grand Counselor, was elected the 36th Grand Basileus at the 70th Grand Conclave in 1998 in New Orleans. In 1998, Brother David Satcher was appointed the 16th Surgeon General of the United States. Brother Togo West, Jr. was appointed Secretary of Veteran Affairs. Brother S. Earl Wilson was appointed executive director in June 2000.

In 2002, George Grace was elected Grand Basileus during the 72nd Grand Conclave held in Charlotte, N.C. Under Grace’s leadership the fraternity realized financial solvency and a steady increase in its membership rolls.

Warren G. Lee Jr., who served as the 23rd Second Grand Vice Basileus, became the 38th Grand Basileus during the Little Rock Grand Conclave in 2008. During Lee’s tenure, Omega fortified its mission and brought sustenance to those in need. Omega men across the United States mentored the youth and organized various social action programs and donated millions to worthy causes.

In 2010, Dr. Andrew A. Ray was elected the 39th Grand Basileus during the 76th Grand Conclave held in Raleigh, North Carolina. During his administration, Omega became the first black Greek organization to charter a graduate chapter in Great Britain. The fraternity also joined forces with President Barack Obama to promote fatherhood and responsible parenting through the national Fatherhood Initiative. Omega celebrated its 100th anniversary with a grand celebration held in July, 2011, in Washington D.C. Attendance exceeded 10,000. During that gathering, Brother Kenneth Barnes was named International Executive Director.

Antonio F. Knox Sr. was elected the fraternity’s 40th Grand Basileus during the Grand Conclave in Philadelphia in 2014. Under Knox, the fraternity championed a number of civil rights initiatives. Omega became a strong voice against police brutality, efforts to suppress voting rights and other social ills. The fraternity sought plausible solutions to civil unrest that erupted in urban communities following fatal police shootings of several unarmed African-Americans. Today, Omega Psi Phi has over 700 chapters throughout the Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, China, Germany, Ghana, Hawaii, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Panama, St. Croix VI, St. Thomas VI, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States.

There are many notable Omega Men recognized as leaders in the arts, the sciences, academics, athletics, business, civil rights, education, government, and science sectors at the local, national and international level.

Omega continues to flourish, largely because founders — Cooper, Coleman, Love and Just — were men of the highest ideals and intellect. The founders selected and attracted men of similar ideals and characteristics. It is not an accident that many of America’s great black men are or were Omega Men.

Since its humble beginnings on the Howard University campus, the Omega Psi Phi fraternity continues to be on the front line, leveraging its power, influence and more than 100 years of commitment to the uplift of our people and our communities.

Ernest C. Coleman - History

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

1st - 30th APRIL 1941 - in date, ship/unit & name order

Edited by Gordon Smith, Naval-History.Net


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

(2) Click for abbreviations

(3) L ink to Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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

Background Events - January-May 1941
Battle of Cape Matapan, Battles for Greece & Crete, Capture of U.110, Enigma codes, Loss of 'Hood', sinking of 'Bismarck '

Tuesday, 1 April 1941


JOHNSON, Robert A, Act/Rigger's Mate, R/JX 202758, died

Beaverdale, steamship

JONES, John F, Leading Seaman, C/J 65682, (President III, O/P), missing

Benwyvis, steamship

RUTHERFORD, William W, Able Seaman, RNR, D/X 18193 A, (President III, O/P), MPK


ADAMS, Lewis, Able Seaman, D/J 12221, MPK


HILTON, Samuel, Engineman, RNPS, LT/KX 116104, killed

Lord Selborne, ship loss

JOHNSON, Arthur J, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 115436, DOW

RAF, 55 Sqn, air operations

PETTIGREW, Alexander A, Lieutenant, missing


MACMILLAN, Alexander, Seaman, RNR, P/X 20584A, DOW

Wednesday, 2 April 1941

Bonaventure , ship loss

WATSON, Sidney R, Ordinary Seaman, V 22015 (RCNVR), DOW


GOSS, Clifford P, Able Seaman, P/J 37029, died

Cramond Island, ship loss

BAKER, George, Ordinary Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 225722, killed

BRUCE, James, Engineman, RNPS, LT/KX 115986, killed

Dalhousie (RIN)

JAHRIA, Juman, Topass, 2438 (RIN), died


BARONS, Daniel G L, Sick Berth Chief Petty Officer, D/M 3740, died


BAILEY, Frank G, Chief Petty Officer Writer, C/MX 35209, illness, died

Lichen, bombing

DARKINS, Fred, Ty/Skipper, RNR, killed

RM 101st Brigade

BELLOC, Peter G M S, Ty/Act/Captain, RM, illness, died

Rosaura, ship loss

COLE, Albert, 2nd Engineer, NAP, DOW

Thursday, 3 April 1941

Bahram, ship loss

BALLS, Alfred A G, Seaman, RNPS, LT/KX 206451, MPK

BAUMANN, Henry A, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 200701, MPK

CRAWFORD, John N, 2nd Hand, RNPS, LT/JX 242443, MPK

DYKE, Robert A, Engineman, RNPS, LT/KX 111447, MPK

MARWOOD, Leonard, Leading Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 206447, MPK

MURT, William H T, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 222415, MPK

WALKER, Henry E, Engineman, RNPS, LT/KX 111441, MPK

WHITTLETON, Robert W P, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 206438, MPK

Conus, steamship

BARNES, Frederick A, Able Seaman, C/J 109839, (President III, O/P), MPK

MCPHAIL, James F, Act/Able Seaman, C/JX 229957, (President III, O/P), MPK

Cramond Island, ship loss

BRUCE, James R, 2nd Hand, RNR (PS), LT/JX 11878 A, DOW

DURRAN, Jack C, Stoker 2c, RNPS, LT/JX 120355, DOW

DEMS, King's Own Scottish Borderers

WEIR, David, Private, Army, 3194556, killed

WILKIE, George, Lance Corporal, Army, 3193929, killed

Fortuna, ship loss

BRUCE, Adam H M, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 218359, killed

CHARLTON, William T M, Ty/Skipper, RNR, MPK

FEENEY, Edward V, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 105991, killed

FOOTE, Samuel E, 2nd Hand, RNPS, LT/JX 218492, killed

GLYDE, Lawrence E, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 240458, killed

HALL, George O, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 119780, killed

HARRIS, Ernest E, Ordinary Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 218423, MPK

JONES, Henry, Ordinary Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 240557, killed

NICHOLSON, William E, Engineman, RNPS, LT/KX 124604, killed

PHILLIPS, Sidney, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 124640, killed

ROBSON, Edward, Engineman, RNR, LT/X 10340 S, MPK

SMITH, William J, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 219619, killed

WHYTE, Gilbert, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 218528, killed

WINSOR, Stanley G, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 218493, killed

WRIGHT, Josiah V, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 217924, killed


CHALK, Wilfred M, Supply Petty Officer, P/MX 45908, died


WALLACE, Bruce, Act/Leading Airman, FAA/FX 81425, died

Indier, steamship

THOMPSON, John, Marine, PLY/21815, (President III, O/P), missing

Westpool, steamship

KIRK, William B, Able Seaman, V 7755 (RCNVR), (President III, O/P), MPK


MCLEOD, Angus, Seaman, RNR, C/X 7514 C, MPK

Friday, 4 April 1941


QUINN, Albert, 4th Engineer, T.124 194505, missing

Bonaventure , surface action

STANLEY, John, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 161586, DOW


RALEIGH, Michael, Leading Stoker, NAP R 20805, died

Cramond Island, ship loss

CAMPION, Harry, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 225622, DOW

Daedalus, bombing

MORLEY, Vivian L, Act/Leading Airman, FAA/FX 84718, killed


HAYDEN, William H, Able Seaman, P/J 9441, died

Harbledown, steamship

APPLETON, Stanley J, Act/Able Seaman, P/JX 206631, (President III, O/P), missing

JOHNSON, Reginald C, Act/Able Seaman, D/JX 214398, (President III, O/P), missing

WALTERS, Michael J P, Lieutenant, (Dolphin, O/P), missing

King Alfred

COUPER, John V H, Py/Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, illness, died

La Malouine

GRAVES, Dandl E, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 220320, died


CLARKE, Harry C, Chief Petty Officer, P/J 24474, killed, buried at Lyness


SEAMAN, William E, 2nd Hand, RNPS, LT/JX 218363, DOW

Voltaire, ship loss

ADAIR, William, Carpenter, T.124 X, killed

ALTMAN, Henry, Ship's Cook, T.124 X, killed

ANGUS, Thomas MacK, Able Seaman, P/JX 165467, killed

ATKINSON, Eric, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 167199, killed

BARNARD, Arthur F V, Chief Petty Officer, P/J 8881, killed

BILES, Alfred A C, Act/Leading Seaman, RFR, P/J 103210, killed

BOWLES, William C, Act/Petty Officer, P/JX 126271, killed

BRADFIELD, Taysom, 1st Radio Officer, NAP 680388, killed

BROWN, Henry G, Regulating Petty Officer, P/JX 133397, killed

CAINE, Henry J, Scullion, T.124 X, killed

CAIRNS, James, Assistant Steward, T.124 X, killed

CAREY, William, Pantryman, T.124 X, killed

CHAPMAN, Leonard E C, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 185104, killed

COCHRANE, Andrew, Able Seaman, RNVR, P/ESD/X 1884, killed

COOLEY, William, Able Seaman, P/JX 165250, killed

COULTER, Andrew T, Ordinary Seaman, RNVR, P/ESD/X 1746, killed

CROWE, George F, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 210002, killed

CULLEN, Philip, Assistant Steward, T.124 X, killed

CUNNINGHAM, Harry R W, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 185094, killed

DAVIES, Anthony J, Act/Leading Seaman, P/JX 148057, killed

DAVIES, William, Ty/Lieutenant Commander, RNR, killed

DOE, Desmond S A, Ordinary Signalman, P/JX 207605, killed

DOWNS, Albert E, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (E), RNR, killed

FINNIGAN, John, Able Seaman, RNVR, P/ESD/X 1880, killed

FRASER, Alexander S, 2nd Radio Officer, NAP 1032615, killed

FRENCH, William E, Seaman, RNR, P/X 20486 A, killed

FRIEL, Charles, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 210012, killed

GOODMAN, Colin C, Chief Engine Room Artificer, P/272039, killed

GROCOTT, William, Able Seaman, P/J 40545, killed

HOUSTON, Frank, Seaman, RNR, P/6632 C, killed

HOWARD, Philip L, Act/Sub Lieutenant, RNR, killed

JOYCE, Patrick, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 221002, killed

KEATINGS, John, Assistant Cook, T.124 X, killed

KING, George T, Able Seaman, P/JX 168372, killed

KNOTT, Albert J, Leading Seaman, P/J 45237, killed

LEWTHAITE, Anderson, Act/Leading Seaman, P/SSX 25049, killed

LOWERY, Joseph, Leading Sick Berth Attendant, P/5520, killed

MARTIN, Frederick W, Seaman, RNR, P/X 21256 A, killed

MCCOY, Timothy, Diesel Greaser, T.124 X, killed

MCGEEHAN, John J, Fireman, T.124 X, killed

MCGREGOR, George, Able Seaman, RNVR, P/ESD/X 1456, killed

MCKEITH, Alexander G, Engineer Officer, NAP, killed

MCKINNES, Ernest, Ordinary Seaman, RNVR, P/ESD/X 1853, killed

MCLAUGHLIN, John F, Ty/Act/Sub Lieutenant (E), RNVR, killed

MCNEIR, John E, Chief Petty Officer, P/J 98660, killed

MURRAY, John S, Able Seaman, RNVR, P/ESD/X 1161, killed

MUSGRAVE, William, Ordinary Seaman, RNVR, P/ESD/X 1699, killed

NASH, Frederick, Able Seaman, RFR, P/J 78808, killed

OAKLEY, George R, Leading Seaman, P/J 26183, killed

OLIVER, Stanley J, Able Seaman, P/JX 167762, killed

PARKE, Thomas W, Seaman, RNR, P/X 20947, killed

PATON, Norman G, Ordinary Seaman, RNVR, P/ESD/X 1783, killed

PATON, Thomas, Seaman, RNR, P/X 20512 A, killed

PRICE, Tommy, Ordinary Seaman, D/SSX 28927, killed

REID, Thomas, Greaser, T.124 X, killed

ROBSON, Arthur, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 209778, killed

ROCHE, William P, Scullion, T.124 X, killed

ROSS, David A, Seaman, RNR, P/6155 D, killed

RYAN, Michael, Greaser, T.124 X, killed

SCOTT, Robert, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 200465, killed

SKINNER, George, Carpenter's Mate, T.124 X, killed

SMILLIE, Thomas, Able Seaman, RNVR, P/CD/X 1473, killed

SMITH, George H, Junior Engineer, NAP 199718, killed

SNELL, Ronald W, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 209783, killed

STAMP, George C, Sick Berth Chief Petty Officer, P/M 4228, killed

SUTCLIFFE, Clifford, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 194030, killed

SUTTON, Frederick W, Gunner, killed

TAGGART, Hugh W, Lieutenant Commander, killed

THOMAS, Henry, Able Seaman, P/J 25316, killed

TWEEDIE, Joseph A, Act/Leading Seaman, RNR, P/X 19776 A, killed

WATERS, Roy D F, Able Seaman, P/JX 167568, killed

WILSON, Harold R, Able Seaman, P/SSX 24698, killed

WOOD, John R, Refrigerating Engineer, NAP 117133, killed

Saturday, 5 April 1941


MAUGER, Leslie H W, Engineer Commander, illness, died

Buffalo, mooring vessel, lost on British mine off Singapore

AIREY, Richard R, Commander, (Dauntless, O/P), MPK

BRYANT, George P F, Sergeant, RAF, 650529, (Aircraft Depot O/P) MPK

DAVIS, Arnold P, Corporal, RAF, 521814, (Aircraft Depot O/P) MPK

FARNHILL, George, Wing Commander, RAF, 28039, (Aircraft Depot O/P) MPK

MARTLEW, Leslie, Aircraftsman 1c, RAF, 642867, (RAF O/P) MPK

MCKIE, James, Corporal, RAF, 564889, (RAF O/P) MPK

THOMAS, Michael B, Lieutenant Commander, (Sultan, O/P), killed


LOWRY, Terence M C, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 243244, died


HOCKIN, Arthur W H, Able Seaman, P/SSX 23750, killed

Sunday, 6 April 1941

Afrikander IV

RAE, Herbert L, Engineer Lieutenant Commander, illness, died

Canberra (RAN)

PARTINGTON, Arnold P, Bandsman, RAN, 22132, illness, died

Comorin, ship loss

ATKIN, Ronald A, Wireman, P/MX 65752, MPK

CHESHIRE, James H, Assistant Steward, T.124 X, missing

CONDON, Lawrence, Fireman, T.124, missing

CROSS, Arthur S, Ordinary Coder, P/JX 205571, MPK

DALTON, Henry, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 252205, MPK

HIGGINS, James, Fireman, T.124 X, missing

HUTCHISON, Delbanco D, Assistant Cook, T.124 X, missing

JOHNSON, Robert P C, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 186159, MPK

PICTON, Arthur, Fireman, T.124 X, missing

PLANT, James, Able Seaman, P/228123, MPK

RAYTON, Arthur, Sick Berth Chief Petty Officer, P/M 5112, MPK

REID, Robert W, Telegraphist, RNV(W)R, C/WRX 654, MPK

ROBSON, Thomas O D, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 209627, MPK

RYCROFT, Eric E, Supply Assistant, D/MX 69557, MPK

SIMS, William F, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 209856, MPK

TOSH, William A, Ordinary Seaman, RNVR, P/ESD/X 1416, MPK

TURBEFIELD, James, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 236339, MPK

YOUNG, Joseph J C, Telegraphist, RNV(W)R, P/WRX 373, MPK

FAA, 700 Sqn, Australia (RAN), air crash

HOATH, John J, Lieutenant (A), killed

President III

DUNN, Thomas, Act/Able Seaman, C/JX 193236, killed

Torrent, ship loss

APPLEBY, William C, Seaman Cook, RNPS, LT/JX 242485, MPK

ARMSTRONG, John E, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (E), RNVR, MPK

BREEN, Patrick, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 99813, MPK

DEARDEN, William, Ordinary Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 222887, killed

FORSTER, John C, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 176354, MPK

HAWKINS, Peter, Ordinary Telegraphist, D/JX 204608, MPK

HAYES, Alexander, Engineman, RNPS, LT/KX 111106, MPK

HILL, John R, Seaman, RNR (PS), LT/5766 D, MPK

HIND, Reginald, Ordinary Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 216209, MPK

LEVEY, Haydn M, Ordinary Signalman, D/JX 215173, MPK

LIBBY, Samuel, 2nd Hand, RNPS, LT/JX 225658, MPK

LINDO, Hugh, Seaman, RNR (PS), LT/X 20907 A, MPK

MCPHERSON, John T, Leading Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 192287, MPK

NOEL, Montague W, Commander, MPK

PEERS, William, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 200594, MPK

PIRRIE, William W, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 210691, MPK

SINCLAIR, Kenneth, Ty/Lieutenant, RNR, killed

SPENCER, William, Seaman, RNR (PS), LT/X 20576 A, killed

WILSON, Ian A D, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK

Monday, 7 April 1941


DAW, Ernest F, Corporal, RM, CH/X 1148, killed

Britannia, steamship, both wounded on 25 March 1941

BECK, Walter R, Able Seaman, RNVR, P/SD/X 1442 (Excellent, O/P), DOW

HARMAN, Kenneth G, Py/Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, (St Angelo, O/P), DOW


O'SULLIVAN, Michael, Stoker 1c, D/310829, died

Hyacinth, bombing

Pireaus, HUMPHREY, Ronald S M, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, DOW

Nile, bombing

Piraeus, DOUGLAS-WATSON, Francis, Act/Commander, killed

President II

GWYER, Stephen H, Chief Petty Officer Recruiter, P/J 26626, died

RM Plymouth Division

ROSS, William, Colour Sergeant, RM, PLY/19094, died

Roche Bonne, ship loss

COLDGATE, Alfred C, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 185355, MPK

CROSS, Joseph G, Ordinary Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 185970, MPK

EVANS, David J, Stoker 2c, LT/KX 120047, MPK

HARWOOD, Albert H, Chief Engineman, RNR (PS), LT/327 EV, MPK

MACRITICHIE, Murdo, Seaman, RNR (PS), LT/X 7309 C, MPK

ROBERTS, George H, Ordinary Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 187470, MPK

SETTERFIELD, William R, Chief Skipper, MPK

STEELE, Herbert D, 2nd Hand, RNR (PS), LT/X 18321 A, MPK

TURNER, John W, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 196121, killed

WEAVER, Thomas H, Leading Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 192295, MPK

COLGATE, Alfred C, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 185355, MPK


WILKINSON, Herbert, Rigger's Mate, P/JX 166563, DOW

Stag, bombing

Piraeus, BUCKLER, John O, Commander, Rtd, RNR, killed


JOHNSON, Richard D, Able Seaman, D/J 22109, died

Tuesday, 8 April 1941

1/1 Maritime Regt, RA

ILLEDGE, Edwin, Gunner, RA, 3453916, killed

Ahamo, steamship

CHALMERS, Duncan W, Fusilier, Army, 3129365, (Royal Scots Fusiliers, O/P), killed

Capetown , torpedoed

COYTE, Frederick J, Stoker Petty Officer, D/K 60955, DOW

GOMES, Milagres F R, Petty Officer Steward, E/LX 14913, MPK

GOULDING, David G, Stoker, C/KX 105299, MPK

WOOD, Albert V, Stoker, C/KX 109433, MPK

WORBEY, Harold, Stoker, C/KX 103863, MPK

YOUNG, William J, Chief Petty Officer Stoker, D/KX 77169, killed


ROBINSON, Arthur, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 191809, killed

Vernon, bombing

COMBEN, Richard E, Chief Petty Officer (Pens), P/JX 146397, killed

Victory, bombing

DURNFORD, James W, Able Seaman, P/JX 194531, killed

Wednesday, 9 April 1941

D'Arcy Cooper, ship loss

HAYWARD, George F, Engineman, RNPS, LT/KX 25428, MPK

HODDS, John W, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 265204, MPK

NOBLE, David F, 2nd Hand, RNPS, LT/JX 167142, MPK

OATES, Bernard P, Ordinary Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 240954, killed

DEMS, Duke of Wellington Regt

CARMICHAEL, Harry, Private, Army, 4623382, killed

FAA, 815 Sqn, Grebe, air operations

DRAYSON, Andrew W B, Lieutenant (A), killed

FAULKS, Frederick, Leading Airman, FAA/KX 93915, missing

Lunula, steamship

WALTON, Samuel, Act/Able Seaman, C/JX 177925, (President III, O/P), MPK

Marmion, bombing

MACLEOD, William, Seaman, RNR, C/NOT ALLOCTD, killed


SMITH, George H, Seaman Cook, RNPS, LT/JX 173544, died

Roche Bonne, ship loss

GARDNER, George F, Engineman, RNPS, LT/KX 110396, DOW

Stirling Castle, steamship

LEONARD, William, Stoker 2c, D/KX 116905, died

Voltaire, ship loss

ROBERTS, Bernard B, Midshipman, RNR, DOW

Thursday, 10 April 1941

Ben Gairn, ship loss

SHAW, James A, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 104980, killed

Buesten, steamship

AUSTIN, John, Act/Able Seaman, D/JX 170085, MPK

CHRISWICK, Frederick H, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 198488, (President III, O/P), MPK

HILL, Thomas, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), C/JX 195958, (President III, O/P), killed

HUGHES, Norman S, Act/Able Seaman, RNVR (DEMS), C/LD/X 5283, (President III, O/P), killed

JONES, John F, Act/Able Seaman (DEMS), D/JX 198508, (President III, O/P), MPK

Europa, bombing

HAMMOND, George H, Ordinary Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 218435, killed

MEADOWS, John W R, 2nd Hand, RNPS, LT/JX 170680, killed


MURRAY, Robert B, Senior Master, Commissioned Warrant Officer, illness, died


CREE, Hugh R, Stoker 1c, D/KX 104947, died


SHERIDAN, James P, Leading Seaman, C/JX 146202, killed

Royal Arthur

STANDLEY, Peter B, Ordinary Signalman, JX 231715, died


PARVIN, Reginald D, Master at Arms, P/MX 60747, illness, died

Friday, 11 April 1941

Capetown , torpedoed

SHEPPARD, Edward, Marine, PLY/21767, DOW


LARKEN, Nigel, Lieutenant, illness, died

Draco, steamship

GOOD, Reginald, Seaman, RNR, P/X 7734, (President III, O/P), DOW


BOWMAKER, Robert D, Stoker 1c, C/KX 78350, illness, died

Merlin, bombing

DODD, John R, Stoker 1c, D/JX 163794, killed

Othello, ship loss

BEAN, Keith T, Able Seaman, R/JX 181456, MPK

BLAIR, Donald, Assistant Cook, C/MX 64664, MPK

COUPE, William, Stoker, R/KX 102087, MPK

CRUMPLER, Herbert R, Chief Petty Officer Stoker, C/311937, MPK

JONES, David M, Steward, D/LX 25368, MPK

LAKEN, Albert, Ordinary Seaman, R/JX 181543, MPK

MCDONALD, Frederick H, Ordinary Seaman, R/JX 222156, MPK

ROPER, Frank M, Able Seaman, R/JX 205876, MPK

RUSSELL, James A, Stoker Petty Officer, C/K 272, MPK

TRENCH, Walter, Ty/Boom Skipper, RNR, MPK

WAKEFIELD, John A, Ty/Act/Warrant Engineer, MPK

WILLIAMS, Albert R, Stoker 1c, R/KX 102361, MPK

Prabhavati (RIN)

BABA, Muhammad S, Engine Room Serang, 70025 (RIN), killed

Victory, bombing

BURNSIDE, James, Engine Room Artificer 4c, P/MX 79115, killed

WHITE, Henry J, Shipwright 4c, P/MX 79110, killed

Yorkshire Belle, ship loss

BENNETT, William H, Act/Rigger, R/KX 191712, MPK

BUTTRISS, George N, Able Seaman, R/JX 180734, MPK

EDWORTHY, Ernest J, Chief Petty Officer Stoker, D/K 26352, killed

FAGG, James S R, Cook (S), C/MX 65006, MPK

GIBSON, Daniel, Act/Rigger's Mate, R/JX 18005, MPK

HARRISON, William H, Stoker 1c, R/KX 112255, killed

JOHNSON, Ernest W, Act/Petty Officer, R/JX 224902, killed

MCILVAR, Robert, Act/Rigger, D/J 81281, MPK

THOMPSON, Albert, Able Seaman, R/JX 222063, MPK

Saturday, 12 April 1941

Afrikander IV

WALTON, William G, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 182197, died


SCOTT, Robert, Able Seaman, RNVR, P/SD/X 862, killed


BUSCOMB, Jack, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 212901, road accident, killed


SERVICE, John, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 162364, died

Lizzie Birrell

SOUTHERN, John W, Engineman, RNPS, LT/KX 107964, died


WEAVER, James A, Engineman, RNPS, LT/KX 115538, died


IVES, George, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 241510, died


JONES, Arthur D, Paymaster Lieutenant, RNR, illness, died

Trillium (RCN), bombing

GREENWOOD, Clifford G, Ordinary Telegraphist, V 9888 (RCNVR), killed

PETTIGREW, Jack R, Stoker, A 2383 (RCNR), killed

ROBERTSON, Donald M, Able Seaman, 3302 (RCN), killed

Sunday, 13 April 1941


PENGELLY, Harold G I, Petty Officer, D/JX 145830, died


SHEPPARD, Edward S, Chief Petty Officer, D/J 16576, died

Miss Modesty

RAGLESS, George A S, 2nd Hand, RNPS, LT/JX 211108, DOW

Prabhavati (RIN)

D'SOUZA, M (initial only), Cook (S), 72277 (RIN), DOW

Rajputana, ship loss

ADAMS, Anthony, Greaser, T.124 X, MPK

ALDRIDGE, Herbert M E, Canteen Manager, NAAFI, MPK

ANDREWS, Victor S H, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (E), RNR, MPK

BERRYMAN, Stanley E, Able Seaman, D/J 36939, MPK

BROOKS, Archibald, Greaser, T.124 X, MPK

BUSSEREAU, Victor R, Lieutenant (E), RCNVR, MPK

COLLINS, Herbert W, Telegraphist, RNV(W)R, D/WRX 880, MPK

DROUIN, Arthur, Able Seaman, D/J 37445, MPK

EVANS, John W, Leading Seaman, D/J 41486, MPK

GRAY, George, Ty/Act/Sub Lieutenant (E), RNVR, MPK

HARRIS, John D, Able Seaman, D/JX 176236, MPK

HELLIER, Ernest, Able Seaman, D/J 29439, MPK

IRVING, Joseph, Chief Petty Officer, D/J 150000, MPK

JOHNSTON, Frank L, Ty/Midshipman, RCNVR, MPK

LANGLEY, George D, Petty Officer, D/J 158726, MPK

LOCKE, Albert E, Ordinary Coder, D/JX 205596, MPK

MANNING, Edwin A, Leading Seaman, D/JX 180902, MPK

MAUNDER, Joseph W, Able Seaman, D/J 31431, MPK

MCAULEY, Hugh, Greaser, T.124 X, MPK

MEREDITH, Richard P, Able Seaman, RNVR, D/MD/X 2808, MPK

MILLS, Alexander D, Leading Fireman, T.124 X, MPK

MITCHELL, William, Ty/Lieutenant (E), RNR, killed

NEWTON, Samuel, Able Seaman, RNVR, D/MD/X 2878, MPK

NICHOLLS, Arthur L, Fireman, T.124 X, MPK

NORBURY, Frank, Leading Signalman, D/J 25012, MPK

PHILLIPS, Angus, Able Seaman, D/JX 159464, MPK

PIPER, Edward W, Assistant Steward, T.124 X, MPK

RAMSDEN, Jack, Able Seaman, D/JX 171628, MPK

RICHARDS, Wilfred H G, Able Seaman, D/JX 169626, MPK

RICHARDSON, Cyril T O, Ty/Commander, RNR, MPK

RIDEOUT, Sidney, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 208997, MPK

SANDALL, Frederick, Able Seaman, D/JX 183943, MPK

SARGENT, Frederick G, Leading Seaman, D/J 13641, MPK

SMITH, John, Able Seaman, D/JX 184919, MPK

TACK, George H, Leading Seaman, D/J 25041, DOW

TAYLOR, Clifford O, Assistant Steward, T.124 X, MPK

TOWNSEND, Francis, Able Seaman, D/JX 186870, MPK

WHARTON, Reginald C, Greaser, T.124 X, MPK

WHITING, George H, Leading Fireman, T.124 X, MPK

WILKS, Ronald G F, Ordinary Telegraphist, D/JX 206143, MPK

WRIGHT, Robert V, Petty Officer, D/J 26088, MPK


RALPH, Alexander, 2nd Hand, RNR (PS), LT/X 10375 B, DOW

RM Barracks Plymouth

BELL, James R, Marine, PLY/15986, died

William Cole

DUFFY, Francis, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 190154, died

Monday, 14 April 1941


JAMES, Christopher J, Stoker 1c, D/KX 93296, died

Gnat , bombing

HESS, Francis E, Leading Seaman, C/JX 140588, MPK


JAMESON, Arthur A, 2nd Hand, RNPS, LT/JX 218381, died

Loch Laggan, illness

DARBY, Leonard, Lieutenant, RNR, died

P.37 ( Unbending ), awaiting launching

JENNER, Harry, Chief Engine Room Artificer, P/M 22010. Believed attached to a shore establishment for pay and meals while standing by HM S/M Unbending during her building. Killed in small air raid which destroyed one hotel and four houses in Barrow. Buried in Barrow Borough Cemetery. (Additional information prompted by query from Rod White 14 Feb 2013).

San Geraldo, steamship

LANG, Ernest F, Marine, PO/20311, (President III, O/P), died


HUNTER, Robert G, Seaman, RNPS, LT/SR 50916, died


MARTIN, Joseph W, Chief Petty Officer Stoker, D/K 60165, missing

Tuesday, 15 April 1941

Caroline, bombing

COOMBS, Frank M, Ordinary Seaman, D/KX 171434, killed

Jan de Waele

CURTIS, Arthur E, Warrant Mechanician, drowned

Rajputana, ship loss

RAY, Albert, Greaser, T.124 X, DOW


SAUNDERS, George J H, Able Seaman, RNVR, P/SD/X 1297, killed

Skudd IV

FAGG, Maurice O, Ordinary Telegraphist, D/JX 186442, killed

Wednesday, 16 April 1941

Assiniboine (RCN)

FORWARD, Albert E, Able Seaman, V/2256 (RCNVR), killed


MURPHY, James N, Signalman, RNVR, C 5432 (NZD), air raid London, killed

Britannia, steamship

LYONS, Frank M, Py/Ty/Lieutenant, RNR, (on passage to join Breconshire), Britannia lost 25 March, wounded, DOW

Caroline, bombing

BROWN, Henry, Stoker, D/KX 117314, killed


NEWBITT, William E, Leading Seaman, C/J 38997, DOW

Excellent, bombing

O'CALLAGHAN, Thomas D, Able Seaman, P/JX 235660, killed

Girl Pat

FROST, Frederick G, 2nd Hand, RNPS, LT/JX 179872, killed

Mohawk , ship loss

AGUIS, Joseph, Canteen Manager, NAAFI, MPK

ALEXANDER, John, Stoker 2c, P/KX 106335, MPK

BELLOWS, Charles A, Able Seaman, P/J 66408, MPK

BLANCO, Giuseppe, Petty Officer Steward, E/L 11181, MPK

CASEY, Michael, Ordinary Seaman, RNVR, P/CD/X 2624, MPK

COBBINGS, Eric E, Stoker 1c, P/KX 92648, MPK

DENHAM, Claude, Leading Stoker, P/KX 85732, MPK

EMERY, Norman D, Petty Officer, P/JX 126442, MPK

GAUCI, John, Leading Steward, E/L 11706, MPK

HARTCUP, Peter J, Sub Lieutenant, MPK

HARVEY, Norman E, Chief Engine Room Artificer 2c, P/M 35038, MPK

HENLEY, George A, Ordinary Seaman, RNVR, P/SD/X 1372, MPK

HOWLETT, Richard J, Boy 1c, P/JX 163279, MPK

IVISON, John B, Engine Room Artificer 4c, RNSR, P/SR 16340, MPK

JAMESON, Albert, Stoker 2c, P/KX 100055, MPK

LOWNDES, William, Able Seaman, P/XX 20081, MPK

MACDONALD, David A, Boy 1c, P/JX 162493, MPK

MADGWICK, Albert, Able Seaman, RFR, P/J 101553, MPK

MANSLEY, Alan H, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 19441, MPK

MCKAY, Robert P, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 187572, MPK

MCKENNA, Francis, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 193286, MPK

MIDDLETON, George S, Leading Stoker, P/K 60524, MPK

MITCHELL, Cyril C, Engine Room Artificer 3c, P/MX 50817, MPK

NIEMEYER, Albert E, Able Seaman, P/SSX 26405, MPK

N OWELL, Arthur W, Act/Leading Seaman, P/JX 142614, killed

OWEN, Perader, Act/Leading Seaman, D/JX 127964, MPK

READ, Hubert J, Able Seaman, P/J 91515, MPK

REID, William J McK, Able Seaman, C/J 105760, MPK

RICHARDSON, Frederick, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 155712, MPK

RUDLING, William H, Able Seaman, P/J 114472, MPK

RUTTER, Frank, Able Seaman, P/JX 153643, MPK

SALTER, Arthur J G, Act/Leading Seaman, P/J 96048, MPK

SCOTT, Neville P C, Engine Room Artificer 5c, P/MX 60161, MPK

SEARS, Douglas A, Able Seaman, P/SSX 23228, MPK

SKINNER, John, Able Seaman, P/SSX 23232, MPK

TEE, Sidney H, Petty Officer Cook, P/MX 45816, MPK

THORNE, George E, Able Seaman, P/SSX 30124, MPK

TIMMS, John P, Stoker 1c, C/KX 100718, MPK

TOWN, William G, Act/Leading Stoker, P/KX 83081, MPK

WAIT, Charles V, Able Seaman, P/J 110929, MPK

WARREN, John R de M, Lieutenant Commander (E), MPK

WICKENS, Cecil T G, Able Seaman, C/SSX 27098, MPK

WOODBINE, George E, Ordinary Seaman, P/SSX 30136, MPK


CORRY, Samuel, Stoker, D/SSX 17718, killed


STURMEY, George T, Petty Officer, P/J 105928, killed

Thursday, 17 April 1941

Admiralty, A/S Warfare Division, bombing

KEENE, Henry J, Lieutenant, Rtd, killed

Daedalus, bombing

CAMPBELL, Kenneth N, Act/Leading Airman, FAA/FX 84614, killed

DEMS, Buffs (Royal East Kent Reg)

WATSON, Edwin F, Private, Army, 6292759, killed

DEMS, Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regt

DELAHAY, Robert E, Private, Army, 6345070, killed

DEMS, Queen's Royal Regt

MCGEE, Edward, Private, Army, 6091697, killed


MCLEARY, Peter J, Able Seaman, D/SSX 18226, died


KIDGER, Levi, Warrant Engineer, illness, died


BALFOUR, Ronald E, Ty/Act/Lieutenant Commander, RNVR, motor accident, killed

President III

JOHNSON, James, Petty Officer, C/232263, died

WISEMAN, John, Act/Able Seaman, D/JX 213627, died

Shova, bombing

MEEKS, Frederick W, Stoker 2c, RNPS, LT/KX 106189, killed

Victory, bombing

ALLEN, George W, Able Seaman, P/SSX 18392, killed

BAKER, Charles A L, Regulating Petty Officer, P/MX 61817, killed

BREWERTON, Ernest H, Regulating Petty Officer, P/M 39994, killed

CRESWICK, Cuthbert G, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, killed

DAVIDSON, Christopher, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 195584, killed

DOLAN, George J, Regulating Petty Officer, P/M 39927, killed

ELLIS, John S W, Able Seaman, P/SSX 24126, killed

FOULKS, Ewart D, Stoker 2c, P/SKX 1072, killed

HALL, Thomas M, Act/Yeoman of Signals, P/JX 125672, killed

HARMON, John J, Act/Regulating Petty Officer, P/KX 75456, killed

HARRIS, Alfred, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 217628, killed

JAAP, Peter, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 220204, killed

JEFFREY, Francis R M, Shipwright 4c, P/MX 52958, killed

MACLENNAN, Kenneth N, Petty Officer Writer, P/MX 50220, killed

METCALFE, John H, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 236611, killed

NUNN, Arthur J, Chief Petty Officer, P/M 3073, killed

PAGE, Stanley H C, Able Seaman, P/J 103586, killed

PEART, Sidney C, Ordinary Seaman, P/SSX 35510, killed

RAWLINSON, Edward, Act/Regulating Petty Officer, P/SS 10998, killed

REVELL, Thomas L, Stoker 2c, P/KX 114480, killed

SHIPLEY, Anthony J, Able Seaman, P/J 99642, killed

SMITH, Alfred G, Able Seaman, P/J 108106, killed

UPCHURCH, Arthur, Regulating Petty Officer, P/J 15748, killed

VICARS, Ronald J, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 194584, killed

WATTS, Henry G, Able Seaman, RNVR, P/SD/X 1515, killed

WELCH, William J, Regulating Petty Officer, P/M 40021, killed

WILLIAMS, Carlton V W, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 233453, killed

WISE, Percy W, Able Seaman, P/J 89833, killed

Victory II, bombing

GALLAGHER, Charles, Sick Berth Attendant, P/MX 80088, killed

GREEN, Horace S, Chief Petty Officer Writer, P/MX 47522, killed

Friday, 18 April 1941


BREACH, Sydney J, 3rd Officer (MN), (Csikos, steamship, O/P), DOW

FAA, 803 Sqn, Formidable , air crash

ASHBROOKE, Peter C B, Act/Sub Lieutenant (A), MPK

Fiona, ship loss

ABBOS, Dado, Lampman, T.124 94975, killed

ABDOOL, Gaffor S M, Fireman, T.124 19549, killed

ABDOOL, Rathomon A, Greaser, T.124 22129, killed

ABDUL, Ghani S, Greaser, NAP 16855, MPK

ADAMSON, Mervyn G, Ordinary Telegraphist, P/JX 174958, MPK

AGIUS, Giovanni, Assistant Steward, E/LX 23261, MPK

ALLESAB, Domas, Fireman, T.124, MPK

BALA, Mian S -U -D, Fireman, NAP, MPK

BALLA, Mahd C, 1st Tindal, T.124 R 98222, killed

BEARDSHAW, Alan K, Surgeon Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK

BELLAS, Samuel, Able Seaman, D/JX 49041, MPK

BRIFFA, Joseph, Petty Officer Steward, E/L 12364, MPK

CASSAR, Joseph, Assistant Steward, E/LX 23053, MPK

CAUCHI, Dominic, Leading Cook (O), E/LX 21861, MPK

CHIPCHASE, Thomas J, Engine Room Artificer 3c, RNR, P/X 445 EC, MPK

CHOTU, Jughal, Topass, NAP 29051, killed

COOTE, John A, Cook (S), C/MX 56499, MPK

CORDINA, Carmelo, Leading Steward, E/LX 21893, MPK

DADU, Abbas, Lampman, NAP 94975, MPK

DIDCOCK, Albert H, Able Seaman, D/J 106928, MPK

DORRANCE, James, Lieutenant (E), RNR, MPK

DULING, Harold D, Able Seaman, D/J 108448, MPK

EARLE, Abbott G, Able Seaman, D/J 68156, MPK

EBRAHIM, Mahomed E, Fireman, T.124, killed

EBRAHIM, Mahomed E S, 2nd Tindal, T.124 18234, killed

ESSACK, Jamaloodin M, Fireman, T.124 96247, killed

FALZON, Anthony, Canteen Manager, NAAFI, MPK

FARRUGIA, Antonio, Leading Steward, E/LX 20632, MPK

GAFFOOR, Ebram, Cassab, T.124 4986, killed

GAFFOOR, Mea, Fireman Serang, T.124 R 2174, killed

GHAFUR, Sheikh M A, Fireman, NAP 19549, MPK

GOOLAM, Moideen S A, Fireman, T.124 414414, killed

GORDON, Charles J, Able Seaman, D/J 50420, MPK

GRIFFIN, Hector P H, Able Seaman, D/J 72876, killed

GRIFFITHS, Arthur H H, Commander, RNR, MPK

GUISE, Dennis A, Signalman, RNVR, C/LD/X 4544, MPK

IBRAHIM, Ghafur, Cassab, NAP 4986, MPK

JAMAL-UD-DIN, Muhammad I, Fireman, NAP 96247, MPK

JUGHAL, Chotu, Topass, NAP 29051, MPK

KING, Charlie H D, Able Seaman, D/J 44346, MPK

LEDDEN, Fernleigh P, Supply Chief Petty Officer, D/M 22114, MPK

LOCKE, William E, Leading Signalman, P/J 56607, MPK

MEAKER, Charles H, Able Seaman, D/SS 9794, MPK

MEREDITH, George R, Signalman, D/J 46751, MPK

MIAN, Ghafur, Fireman Serang, NAP 2174, MPK

MOHI, Din S A G, Fireman, NAP 44414, MPK

MOSS, Harold G W, Signalman, D/J 73316, MPK

MUHAMMAD, Ishaq I, Fireman, NAP, MPK

MUHAMMAD, Ishaq S I, 2nd Tindal, NAP 18234, MPK

MUHAMMAD, Kasim S -U -D, Fireman, NAP 41079, MPK

MUHAMMAD, Qasim B, 1st Tindal, NAP 98222, MPK

OEHLEY, Charles E, Lieutenant, RNR, MPK

PARKER, Ernest C, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 193734, MPK

RAHMAN, Ali S A, Greaser, NAP 22129, MPK

RENNEY, Samuel H, Able Seaman, D/J 62762, MPK

RICHMOND, James, Able Seaman, D/SSX 21614, MPK

RUNDLE, Thomas A, Chief Engine Room Artificer, C/M 36219, MPK

SAMSOODEEN, Mahd C, Fireman, NAP 4/1079, killed

SHERFOODEN, Ballamea, Fireman, NAP, killed

SHERIFF, Abool G, Greaser, NAP 1855, killed

SIMKIN, Wilfred E, Lieutenant, RNR, MPK

SMILLIE, John H, Engine Room Artificer 1c, RNR, C/X 405 EC, MPK

SNOWDON, John R, Engine Room Artificer 1c, RNR, C/X 232 ED, MPK

SULEMAN, Shiek E, Fireman, NAP 233249, killed

UMAR, Ali S, Fireman, NAP, MPK

WEDDLE, William B, Sick Berth Attendant, C/MX 69249, MPK

ABDUL, Gaffor S K, Fireman, T.124 19549, killed


DUNN, Alexander, Chief Engineman, RNR (PS), LT/247 EU, died


SMITH, William A, Ordinary Seaman, C/SSX 32883, MPK

Newark, collision

KIDGER, Colin, Ordnance Artificer, P/MX 70036, killed

RM Chatham Division, bombing

EDMANDS, Leslie G, Marine, CH/X 100391, killed

RM MNBDO, bombing

STEEPLES, Geoffrey, Marine, PLY/X 101682, killed

Scottish Musician, steamship

EDMONDSON, Joseph, Act/Able Seaman, D/JX 169482, (President III, O/P), DOW

Vernon, bombing

JACOB, Reginald L, Able Seaman, P/JX 178470, DOW

Victory, bombing

VINCENT, Thomas, Petty Officer, P/JX 158513, (served as Thomas Ackerman per ADM 242 ledger), DOW

WHITE, Wallace W, Chief Petty Officer, P/J 10620, killed

Voltaire, ship loss

CASSIDY, Thomas, Seaman, RNR, P/X 20080 A, POW, DOW

Volunteer , collision

AYRES, William R, Stoker 1c, RFR, C/SS 124189, MPK

BARNES, Austin E, Stoker 1c, RFR, C/K 58787, MPK

COLEMAN, William E, Stoker 1c, RFR, C/K 64609, MPK

KING, Fred S, Able Seaman, RFR, C/J 106955, MPK

MILLGATE, William R J, Leading Stoker, C KX 83032, MPK

WATERS, John, Able Seaman, RNVR, C/LD/X 5620, MPK

Saturday, 19 April 1941


LAKE, Cyril W, Signalman, D/257504, died


ROSE, Arthur G, Able Seaman, C/JX 189543, died

Victory, bombing

GILES, Henry W, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 197683, DOW

Sunday, 20 April 1941


ASKEW, Samuel A R, Ordinary Seaman, P/SSX 31405, illness, died


SAWDON, Charles, Lieutenant, drowning, MPK

DEMS, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

KNOWLES, James G, Private, Army, 5346743, killed

Empire Endurance, steamship

TUCKER, Fred J S, Ty/Skipper, RNR, (Stag, O/P), MPK

FAA, 806 Sqn, Formidable , air operations

DIXON, Eric J H, Py/Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A), RNVR, MPK

SHEARS, John H, Lieutenant, MPK

St Angelo

PRIESTNALL, Gilbert S, Sergeant, RM, PO/22683, died

Topaze, ship loss

ALLNUTT, Alfred L, Ordinary Seaman Steward, RNPS, LT/JX 204996, MPK

BLADE, Samuel, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 108896, MPK

BURGESS, Alan C, Ordinary Signalman, P/JX 199358, MPK

CHINN, William R, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 173155, MPK

DENNEY, Richard P, Stoker 2c, RNPS, LT/KX 120046, MPK

EVANS, John H, Ordinary Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 222264, MPK

FEDARB, Thomas E, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 106870, MPK

FORRESTER, Frederick A, Leading Seaman, RNR (PS), LT/X 20199 A, MPK

GALE, George R, Chief Skipper, RNR, MPK

HOSIER, William H, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 174453, MPK

LOUND, Jesse E, Stoker 2c, RNPS, LT/KX 120664, MPK

MACVEIGH, Hugh, Able Seaman, RNVR, P/ESD/X 1863, MPK

MANN, James E, Engineman, RNPS, LT/KX 116782, MPK

MILLS, Charles E, Ordinary Telegraphist, RNSR, D/SR 8859, MPK

MORE, James, Skipper, RNR, MPK

ROKAHR, Edward E, Engineman, RNPS, LT/KX 107965, MPK

SWALLOW, Sam, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 185417, MPK

WELCH, Thomas, Act/2nd Hand, RNPS, LT/JX 170588, MPK

WENHAM, Arthur J A, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 183131, MPK

YOUNGS, Frederick W P, Leading Seaman Cook, RNPS, LT/JX 183724, MPK

Monday, 21 April 1941

4 AA Maritime Regt, RA

BAKER, Frederick P, Gunner, RA, 1547939, killed

SMITH, William R L, Gunner, RA, 4078163, killed

Ben Bhrachie, bombing

BUCHAN, John, Engineman, RNPS, LT/KX 111073, killed

Boscawen, bombing

AMBROSE, William T, Able Seaman (Pens), D/J 14091, MPK

MURPHY, Dennis M, Act/Able Seaman, D/JX 200013, MPK

OLD, Charles S, Chief Ordnance Officer, D/M 3868 Pens 3768, MPK

QUARRIER, Arthur F, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 189791, MPK

Calchas, steamship

WALL, Henry A, Marine, PO/20600, (President III, O/P), missing


DOUGLAS, James A, Stoker 1c, C/SS 121813, died

Defiance, bombing

MCLACHLAN, Alexander M, Petty Officer, D/JX 126391, killed

SIMPSON, Douglas A, Electrical Artificer 5c, D/MX 54059, MPK

Drake, bombing

ARIS, Edgar C W, Chief Petty Officer, D/J 105966, killed

BAKER, George B M, Able Seaman, RFR, D/J 55587, killed

BENTLEY, George H, Stoker 1c, D/SS 122941, killed

BERCOMBE, Ralph, Act/Chief Motor Mechanic, D/MX 70128, killed

BEVINS, James, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 217110, MPK

BIXBY, Walter F, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 243241, killed

BROWN, William, Petty Officer, D/J 104852, killed

BULLOCK, Eric, Motor Mechanic, D/MX 74652, killed

BURNELL, James, Able Seaman, RFR, D/J 3428 B 14102, killed

BUTT, Walter C, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 243252, killed

CARHAT, Richard, Chief Petty Officer Stoker (Pens), D/A 7990 Pens 21931, killed

CARSWELL, James A C, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 239831, MPK

CAVE, Henry J, Petty Officer, D/J 106560, MPK

CHAMBERS, Alfred, Able Seaman (Pens), D/J 37784, killed

CLATWORTHY, Arthur J, Chief Painter, D/M 36066, killed

COLLINS, Cornelius, Able Seaman, D/JX 146855, killed

COPE, Harold, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 241278, killed

COUPE, George, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 239771, killed

DAVEY, Richard F, Stoker 2c, D/KX 117518, killed

DRAPER, Albert N, Able Seaman, RFR, D/J 40851 B 14303, killed

DUNFORD, Richard J, Chief Petty Officer, D/JX 151885, killed

DURNFORD, Richard J, Chief Petty Officer (Pens), D/JX 151885, killed

EASTCOTT, Russell, Engine Room Artificer 1c, D/272404 Pens 5317, killed

EASTERBROOK, William, Chief Petty Officer (Pens), D/236260 Pens 5158, killed

EVANS, Alan C, Ordnance Artificer 5c, D/MX 74469, killed

FAIRLEY, Jack, Stoker 2c, D/KX 120602, killed

FLOWER, Anthony L de M, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 215997, MPK

FOWLER, Edward, Able Seaman (Pens), D/J 71420, killed

GARNER, John, Stoker 1c, D/KX 87253, killed

GILLARD, Henry J, Able Seaman (Pens), D/235741, killed

GOODY, Frederick W, Able Seaman, D/JX 138692, killed

GRANT, John L, Able Seaman, D/J 107333, killed

GRIFFIN, Ronald, Motor Mechanic, D/MX 78171, killed

HARRIS, Hubert, Petty Officer, D/JX 127792, MPK

HARRIS, Raymond H, Act/Engine Room Artificer 4c, D/MX 61469, killed

HAYMAN, Archibald J J, Stoker Petty Officer (Pens), D/264596, killed

HEEDE, George G, Motor Mechanic, D/MX 704476, killed

HILL, Wilfred H, Act/Able Seaman, D/JX 194148, MPK

HOWELLS, Colin, Petty Officer Telegraphist, D/JX 126069, killed

ICETON, John H, Seaman, RNR, D/X 19052 A, killed

ISAAC, Albert, Chief Petty Officer Stoker (Pens), D/K 3048, MPK

JAFFREY, William P, Motor Mechanic, D/MX 74233, killed

JOHN, David M, Motor Mechanic, D/MX 69782, killed

JONES, David R, Signalman, D/JX 155692, killed

KARN, Malcolm S, Assistant Steward, D/LX 26595, killed

KELSEY, William A, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 238744, DOW

KINGS, Henry J, Stoker Petty Officer, D/KX 80119, killed

KIRKMAN, Alan, Assistant Steward, D/LX 26991, killed

LALLY, Thomas J, Stoker 2c, D/KX 115869, killed

LAMBLE, William P, Chief Petty Officer Stoker (Pens), D/K 473, killed

LAMMING, Robert, Motor Mechanic, D/MX 78176, killed

LAVERCOMBE, Ralph, Motor Mechanic, D/MX 70128, killed

LAWRENCE, George E, Stoker Petty Officer, C/KX 80880, killed

LEAMAN, John, Stoker 1c (Pens), D/K 57262, killed

LLOYD, Ernest A, Shipwright 1c, RNVR, D/MD 195, killed

LYON, Leslie, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 195002, MPK

MARSDEN, Sidney C, Engine Room Artificer 5c, D/MX 74400, killed

MARSH, Joseph, Engine Room Artificer 4c, RNVR, D/MD/X 1566, killed

MCATEER, Henry M, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 243017, killed

MCKENNA, Edward, Assistant Steward, D/LX 26992, killed

MCLEAN, William H, Able Seaman, D/J 106053, killed

MEGGISSON, Thomas S, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 239720, killed

MILLER, William A, Petty Officer, D/JX 139597, killed

NEILL, John, Chief Petty Officer (Pens), D/217805, killed

NELLIST, John K, Assistant Steward, D/LX 26727, killed

NORTHEY, Frederick G, Stoker Petty Officer (Pens), D/KX 88679, killed

NOTON, Thomas, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 239641, killed

PATTON, George L, Able Seaman, D/JX 198263, killed

PEW, Robert, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 239790, killed

PHILLIPS, Stephen, Chief Petty Officer Cook (Pens), D/M 1311, killed

PICKARD, George, Assistant Steward, D/LX 26996, killed

POOK, Robert W, Act/Yeoman of Signals, D/J 65418, killed

PRATT, Bertram H, Stoker 1c (Pens), D/K 56916 Pens 15635, assigned to BOSCAWEN, MPK

PROUT, William S, Chief Petty Officer Cook (Pens), D/M 2280, killed

REES, William C, Stoker 2c, D/KX 113280, killed

REID, Robert, Leading Stoker, D/K 58686, killed

RICHARDSON, Richard A, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 226830, killed

ROBINS, Ernest W, Stoker Petty Officer (Pens), D/K 8436, killed

ROGERS, Ivor A, Able Seaman, RFR, D/JX 132370, MPK

ROGERS, Samuel W, Stoker Petty Officer (Pens), D/K 15302, killed

ROWLAND, Henry F, Petty Officer, D/JX 132235, killed

ROYCE, Thomas E, Stoker Petty Officer, D/KX 77859, killed

RYAN, Michael, Ordinary Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 204800, MPK

SCOBIE, George T, Act/Leading Seaman (Pens), D/J 24100, MPK

SHARKEY, Richard, Stoker Petty Officer (Pens), D/K 57792, killed

SMITH, John W, Act/Able Seaman, D/JX 238757, killed

SMITH, John W, Act/Able Seaman, D/JX 238757, killed

SMITH, Thomas, Stoker 2c, D/KX 120993, killed

STOCKS, Frank, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 239887, killed

STOREY, Ernest E, Act/Petty Officer, D/J 113604, killed

STRACHAN, Adam D, Motor Mechanic, D/MX 78777, killed

SYMINGTON, William T, Stoker Petty Officer, D/KX 82485, killed

TASKER, Christopher E K, Able Seaman, RFR, D/J 96441 B 15681, killed

THOMAS, Josiah E, Assistant Steward, D/LX 26873, killed

THOMPSON, Andrew B, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 241132, killed

THOMSON, David J, Able Seaman, RFR, D/SSX 31584, killed

TRISCOTT, Harry, Chief Petty Officer Cook (Pens), D/MX 53067, killed

TWEEDIE, Lawrence, Motor Mechanic, D/MX 78177, killed

WALDWYN, Walter H, Able Seaman, D/SSX 18716, killed

WALLACE, Thomas B, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 230391, killed

WARD, James H, Able Seaman, RFR, D/J 89927, killed

WARREN, Reginald H, Stoker Petty Officer, D/K 5164, killed

WARREN, William J, Able Seaman, RFR, D/JX 80033, killed

WATSON, Robert, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 227084, killed

WHITFORD, George J F, Stoker 2c, D/KX 120227, killed

WILKINSON, John R, Able Seaman, D/JX 18681, MPK

WILSON, John H A, Able Seaman, D/J 96451, killed

WILTSHIRE, Thomas, Stoker, D/KX 62722, killed

WINMILL, William E, Stoker, P/KX 91253, killed

WITHERINGTON, James, Stoker 1c (Pens), D/K 20585, MPK

Drake II, bombing

LUCAS, William F, Motor Mechanic, D/MX 78018, killed

TRIMBY, George, Plumber 4c, D/MX 73561, killed

Lewes , bombing

JENNINGS, Thomas, Chief Engine Room Artificer (Pens), D/M 5608, killed

POTTER, James, Stoker Petty Officer, D/K 61152, killed

Mackay , bombing

BURROUGH, John D, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 227931, killed

TIVEY, John L, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 227677, killed


MATTHEWS, Arthur, Chief Mechanician, D/K 51691, died

Paragon, bombing

NORTON, Thomas B H, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 174596, killed


DRUMMOND, Georfrey H, 2nd Hand, RNPS, LT/JX 210792, died

President III, bombing

WILLIAMS, Wilfred, Act/Able Seaman, D/JX 215996, MPK

Punjabi , bombing

LEWIS, Caradoc, Able Seaman, D/SSX 19940, killed

RN Engineering College, Keyham, bombing

AUST, Henry C, Act/Sub Lieutenant (E), killed

PEPLOE, David C, Midshipman (E), killed

Victory II

BAKER, Cecil H, Petty Officer Cook, P/MX 11902, died

Wolverine , bombing

MOSS, George H, Leading Steward (Pens), D/L 9355, killed

Tuesday, 22 April 1941

Defiance, bombing

HEMKINS, Edward, Seaman, RNR (PS), LT/X 18411A, killed

Dorothy Lambert, bombing

WRIGHT, George S, Ty/Skipper, RNR, killed

Drake, bombing

BLANCHARD, Emile G, Stoker (Pens), D/K 20230, killed

BRAZIER, Edwin A G, Supply Assistant, D/MX 80185, MPK

WILLIAMS, Dewi T, Sick Berth Attendant, D/MX 64881, killed

Drake II, bombing

DISCOMBE, Arthur H P, Py/Ordnance Artificer 5c, D/MX 54040, DOW

Heron, bombing

CLEARY, Joseph, Air Mechanic 2c, FAA/FX 79350, killed

Lonsdale (RAN)

BURKE, Edward C, Electrical Lieutenant, RAN, illness, died

Raleigh, bombing

TAYLOR, Charles O, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 25331, DOW

RM Plymouth Division, bombing

COOK, William J B, Marine, PLY/X 1940, killed

Rooke, bombing

MCKAY, William, Ordinary Seaman, R/JX 225423, DOW

Victory, bombing

JACKSON, Alfred W L, Leading Steward, P/L 13425, DOW

Victory I

BATEMAN, Kenneth A, Ordinary Telegraphist, P/JX 252537, died

Voyager (RAN)

HAMPSON, Harry D, Able Seaman, 20695 (RAN), drowning, MPK

York, bombing

HADDOW, Donald McE, Shipwright 3c, 16435 (RAN), killed

Wednesday, 23 April 1941


CLOWES, Robert, Act/Able Seaman, C/JX 168001, accident, killed

Black Arrow

CROWLE, George F L, Engineman, RNPS, LT/JX 99410, killed

Drake, bombing

GALLIVAN, Edwin J D, Leading Cook, D/MX 52685, killed

PARSONS, Edward L, Leading Steward, D/L 10963, killed

WILLIAMS, Frederick, Stoker Petty Officer (Pens), D/K 4263, killed

Eclipse , bombing

ARTHUR, James, Able Seaman, D/JX 140537, killed

Fiona, ship loss

SHILLITOE, John B, Lieutenant, RNR, DOW


COYSH, Charles A G, Able Seaman, C/JX 155942, drowning, MPK

Lewes , bombing

KELLY, Ronald, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 202021, DOW

Plymouth Dockyard, bombing

RICE, Gerald E, Police Constable, PLY/RMPSR, killed

RM Plymouth Division

SURGEONER, William J, Sergeant, RM, PLY/17304, died


SAUNDERS, Alfred P, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 175388, DOW

Victory II, bombing

WEST, John, Stoker 1c, P/KX 87203, killed

Thursday, 24 April 1941


BREARY, William R, Marine, CH/X 2547, MPK


AUSTIN, Arthur S, Marine, PLY/X 2946, DOW


SILVESTER, Edward A, 2nd Cook, R/56469, died


MENEZIES, Rosario S, Leading Steward, C/LX 20925, died

Naval Auxiliary Patrol

FLOOD, Leo, Stoker, T.124 X, killed


BEECROFT, James H, Stores Assistant, C/JX 247140, died

Penguin (RAN)

JOHNSTON, William, Able Seaman, 18849 (RAN), illness, died

Service Flying Training School, No.14, air crash

HOLLEY, Arthur C, Act/Leading Airman, FAA/FX 84914, killed


BUCKLEY, Frank, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 171469, died

Friday, 25 April 1941


COUSINS, Cecil R, Act/Chief Ordnance Artificer, C/M 34947, killed


WETHERFIELD, John G D, Lieutenant Commander, illness, died

President III

COLEMAN, Patrick H, Act/Able Seaman, P/JX 186808, died

Saturday, 26 April 1941


MOULD, Thomas D, Able Seaman, P/JX 176073, DOWS

Britannia II, bombing

NICHOLAS, William F, Act/Commander, Rtd, killed


BANNELL, Arthur E, Petty Officer, P/J 114430, killed


SPITERI, Carmelo, Leading Steward, E/L 11923, died

Drake, bombing

EVANS, David, Act/Able Seaman, D/JX 175473, DOW


HALL, Harvey G, Act/2nd Hand, RNPS, LT/JX 224411, killed


COATES, Freda C, Leading WRNS, 3339, killed


WESTAWAY, Ernest E, Act/Petty Officer, D/J 10043, missing


ANDERSON, John M, Boatswain, T.124 R 581631, died

St Vincent

RAFFERTY, Robert M, Able Seaman, C/SSX 28889, died


HOLFORD, Thomas J, Stoker 1c, RNPS, LT/JX 124707, died

Voltaire, ship loss

BATESON, Benjamin, Assistant Steward, T.124 X, POW, DOW

Sunday, 27 April 1941

2/1 Maritime Regt, RA

AYRE, Harold, Sergeant, RA, 5882422, killed


JOHNSON, William, Able Seaman, P/SSX 14891, killed

WEEKS, Thomas J, Petty Officer, P/J 106234, killed

WHITEHEAD, Norman T, Act/Able Seaman, C/JX 178214, died


COULLING, Arthur W, Able Seaman, C/J 102421, killed


GUEST, Henry, Engine Room Artificer 4c, D/MX 63036, died

Diamond , ship loss

ADAMS, Thomas L, Stoker Petty Officer, D/KX 80413, MPK

ALDOUS, Henry R, Ordinary Coder, C/JX 213850, MPK

ALLDIS, Ronald L, Stoker 2c, P/KX 105390, MPK

ANDREW, Frank, Act/Engine Room Artificer 4c, D/MX 66528, MPK

ARTHUR, Charles, Act/Leading Seaman, D/JX 143166, MPK

ATKINSON, John, Stoker 1c, D/KX 94806, MPK

AYRES, Leon E D, Act/Leading Seaman, D/JX 134526, MPK

BENSON, William, Able Seaman, D/SSX 23177, MPK

BICKLEY, Frederick J, Act/Leading Seaman, D/JX 138191, MPK

BIELBY, Kenneth, Able Seaman, D/SSX 2151, MPK

BOTTOMLEY, Eric, Able Seaman, D/J 106828, MPK

BOUCHER, David S A, Engine Room Artificer 4c, D/MX 53063, MPK

BOWYER, Alfred J, Leading Seaman, D/JX 139138, MPK

BREWER, Glyndwr, Act/Leading Seaman, D/JX 141752, MPK

BROWN, Frederick, Stoker 2c, D/KX 105144, MPK

BRYANT, Harry, Able Seaman, D/J 94831, MPK

BULLEN, Edward G, Ordnance Artificer 2c, D/M 38857, MPK

BUNDEY, Frederick C, Able Seaman, C/SSX 27700, MPK

BURLES, Alfred P, Act/Leading Seaman, D/JX 153280, MPK

BURTON, George H, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 189472, MPK

BUTTERWORTH, Gordon, Stoker 1c, D/KX 93166, MPK

CAIRNS, John, Act/Petty Officer, D/J 107027, MPK

CALLEJA, Paolo, Leading Steward, E/LX 22307, MPK

CAMILLERI, Alfred, Petty Officer Steward, E/L 15003, MPK

CARPENTER, Edwin C, Supply Assistant, D/MX 62650, MPK

CARR, John, Stoker 1c, D/KX 93167, MPK

CARR, Oliver, Lieutenant, MPK

CARTWRIGHT, Philip A, Lieutenant Commander, MPK

COKER, Charles F, Leading Stoker, D/K 16429, MPK

CONLON, Harry, Able Seaman, D/JX 146785, MPK

COPP, Barry D, Petty Officer Cook, D/MX 48381, MPK

CORNES, Richard, Able Seaman, D/SSX 18776, MPK

COULBURN, John, Able Seaman, D/SSX 13579, MPK

COWAN, Andrew H, Stoker 1c, C/KX 100040, MPK

COWAN, Samuel H, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 198116, MPK

COX, Geoffrey, Sick Berth Attendant, D/MX 68318, MPK

DAVIES, Denis H, Act/Leading Seaman, D/JX 143967, MPK

DAVIES, William J, Stoker 2c, D/KX 106304, MPK

DAY, John W, Signalman, D/JX 152311, MPK

DEAVES, Arthur A A, Leading Signalman, P/JX 136709, MPK

DISNEY-ROEBUCK, Michael W, Sub Lieutenant, MPK

DIX, Robert H, Stoker Petty Officer, D/K 56492, MPK

DOHERTY, William A, Able Seaman, D/SSX 28588, MPK

DYMOND, John C, Able Seaman, D/SSX 15346, MPK

ELLIS, David T, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 198124, MPK

FIEST, John, Act/Petty Officer, D/JX 125323, MPK

FINDLAY, Francis, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 206194, MPK

FOY, Walter, Stoker 1c, D/KX 94479, MPK

FRENCH, Albert, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 198121, MPK

GEE, Richard B F, Able Seaman, D/JX 143542, MPK

GILBERT, William C, Stoker 1c, P/KX 88297, MPK

GILL, Henry, Able Seaman, C/SSX 29631, MPK

GILMORE, Albert D, Able Seaman, C/SSX 20455, MPK

GORDON, John C, Act/Leading Seaman, D/SSX 22680, MPK

GOSLING, Arthur L, Able Seaman, D/JX 138570, MPK

GOTT, Albert, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 219240, MPK

GRADY, John T, Able Seaman, C/SSX 21475, MPK

GREEN, Richard E, Act/Leading Telegraphist, D/JX 142312, MPK

GREENWALL, Henry, Act/Engine Room Artificer 4c, P/MX 60422, MPK

GREET, Frederick T, Act/Chief Engine Room Artificer, D/MX 46936, MPK

GRIFFIN, Thomas, Stoker Petty Officer, P/KX 79640, MPK

GRIFFITHS, Alfred, Stoker 1c, D/KX 98447, MPK

HALL, George H, Stoker Petty Officer, D/K 66191, MPK

HALL, Joseph T, Act/Engine Room Artificer 4c, RNSR, D/SR 8771, MPK

HALLAS, Jack, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 175340, MPK

HARDY, Ernest, Able Seaman, D/SSX 16583, MPK

HARDY, Percy, Able Seaman, D/SSX 16233, MPK

HARGREAVES, James, Signalman, D/SSX 27402, MPK

HARTLEY, Joseph R, Able Seaman, D/JX 149253, MPK

HAYHURST, Harold, Stoker 2c, D/KX 105657, MPK

HOBBS, Henry J, Stoker 1c, C/KX 93753, MPK

HOBBS, William S, Ordinary Seaman, D/SSX 21534, MPK

HOOD, Edward, Act/Petty Officer, D/JX 137108, MPK

HUNNISETT, Eric S, Leading Supply Assistant, C/MX 58001, MPK

HUNT, George, Stoker 2c, D/KX 105658, MPK

HUNTER, Robert, Able Seaman, D/SSX 19254, MPK

HURLEY, Daniel, Leading Stoker, D/K 65403, MPK

JACKSON, George, Telegraphist, D/SSX 28723, MPK

JAMES, Alfred O, Stoker Petty Officer, D/K 65276, MPK

JOHNSON, Robert W, Act/Leading Signalman, D/JX 150483, MPK

JONES, Douglas E, Stoker 1c, D/KX 94691, MPK

JONES, Sidney J, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 182608, killed

KELLY, John, Able Seaman, D/SSX 22649, MPK

KELLY, Peter, Able Seaman, C/SSX 21245, MPK

KENNY, Hugh, Able Seaman, D/JX 141377, MPK

KENNY, Richard H, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 182617, MPK

KING, John D, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 208435, MPK

LAVERY, John C, Able Seaman, C/SS 20986, MPK

LAWRENSON, Thomas, Able Seaman, D/SSX 18662, MPK

LEES, George A, Able Seaman, D/J 106862, MPK

LEWIS, William J, Chief Engine Room Artificer, D/M 39156, MPK

LOTT, Phillip H, Able Seaman, D/SSX 19908, MPK

MACLEAY, William J H, Able Seaman, D/SSX 20614, MPK

MANWARING, Charles T, Engine Room Artificer 3c, D/MX 53320, MPK

MARSHALL, John W, Lieutenant, MPK

MATTHEWS, Alexander D, Petty Officer, D/J 115188, MPK

MCELEAVEY, James A, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 218003, MPK

MEADER, William C H, Able Seaman, D/J 70529, MPK

MEADS, Fred, Chief Petty Officer, C/J 106246, MPK

MELIA, George, Able Seaman, D/SSX 14394, MPK

NEEDHAM, Wilfred J, Act/Petty Officer, D/JX 138291, MPK

NEWTON, William H J, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 221932, MPK

NIBLETT, James, Chief Petty Officer Stoker, D/K 61908, MPK

NORRIS, Arthur J C, Act/Petty Officer, D/JX 136760, MPK

PARRY, Norman R, Stoker 2c, D/KX 106397, MPK

PAY, Harry W, Signalman, C/JX 135817, MPK

PEARCE, Herbert W D, Able Seaman, D/SSX 23603, MPK

PEARCE, Mervyn, Able Seaman, D/JX 141470, MPK

PETERS, Herbert B, Act/Leading Stoker, D/KX 91065, killed

PETERS, Sidney G, Petty Officer, C/J 110444, MPK

PIPER, Frederick G, Able Seaman, C/JX 134445, MPK

POLLOCK, John, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 218041, MPK

PRESTON, Thomas P, Stoker 1c, D/K 93156, MPK

PROLL, William A, Able Seaman, D/J 58600, MPK

RAMSAY, George S, Able Seaman, D/SSX 16847, MPK

REDDY, Patrick R, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 216824, MPK

RICHARDS, Bertie F W, Stoker, RFR, D/KX 98475, MPK

RICHARDSON, Kenneth B, Ordinary Seaman, D/SSX 32857, MPK

ROBSON, Mathew, Ordinary Seaman, D/SSX 32885, MPK

ROGERS, Frederick A, Petty Officer, D/J 88394, MPK

ROOF, Ronald L G, Act/Leading Stoker, C/KX 84682, MPK

RYAN, John M, Ordinary Telegraphist, D/JX 196349, MPK

SADLER, Ronald A, Able Seaman, D/SSX 2206, MPK

SALMON, Albert E, Ordinary Seaman, D/SSX 23974, MPK

SAUNDERS, Thomas, Assistant Cook, D/MX 62238, MPK

SHANKS, James, Act/Gunner (T), MPK

SHERHOD, Robert W, Chief Engine Room Artificer, C/MX 47696, MPK

SHIPWAY, Kenneth A, Act/Leading Seaman, C/JX 132065, MPK

SLEEMAN, Charles R, Electrical Artificer 3c, D/MX 48775, MPK

SNELLING, William A G, Able Seaman, D/SSX 20909, MPK

SOUTHAM, Alfred P, Able Seaman, D/SSX 20617, MPK

ST CLAIR-MILLER, Herbert C E, Ty/Lieutenant (E), MPK

STEPHENS, Charles G, Act/Leading Seaman, D/JX 130216, MPK

STONE, Claude D, Stoker 1c, C/KX 105332, MPK

STREET, Hector T C, Able Seaman, D/JX 111083, MPK

TARTT, Wilfred, Stoker 2c, D/KX 105963, MPK

TAVENER, Robert J, Act/Leading Seaman, D/JX 143556, MPK

TEUMA, Carmelo, Assistant Cook, E/LX 23469, MPK

TEW, Albert H, Ordinary Seaman, D/SSX 32859, MPK

TOMPSON, Bryan S, Ordinary Seaman, S 4562 (RANR), MPK

TOTTERDELL, Wyndham T, Able Seaman, D/JX 125689, MPK

VICKERS, John J, Stoker 1c, D/KX 96815, MPK

WALKER, Francis H, Able Seaman, D/SSX 24011, MPK

WALSH, Allen, Ordinary Seaman, D/SSX 189380, MPK

WATSON, John M, Py/Ty/Surgeon Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK

WEBB, Horace G, Leading Sick Berth Attendant, D/MX 49908, MPK

WEBSTER, George, Act/Leading Seaman, D/JX 135055, MPK

WHEATLEY, Gordon C, Stoker 2c, P/KX 111656, MPK

WHITE, Albert K, Act/Leading Seaman, P/JX 141325, MPK

WHITESIDE, Walter, Ordinary Coder, C/JX 220513, MPK

WILLIAMS, Leslie, Canteen Manager, NAAFI, MPK

WILLS, Ernest, Act/Petty Officer, D/JX 132813, MPK

WISEMAN, Charles, Able Seaman, D/J 106629, MPK

WOOD, Charles A, Ty/Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK

WOYEN, Joseph P W, Able Seaman, C/JX 169664, MPK

ZAMMIT, Carmelo, Canteen Assistant, NAAFI, MPK

Drake II, bombing

PARKER, John H, Chief Petty Officer Stoker (Pens), D/4258, DOW

Excellent, bombing

KIRK, Evelyn M, Leading WRNS, WRNS, killed

Hornet, bombing

EDWARD, David G H, Motor Mechanic, P/MX 78124, killed

QUINN, Joseph, Engine Room Artificer 5c, D/MX 72888, killed

Lord Lloyd

CLAYDON, Raymond A, Telegraphist, RNVR, LT/LD/X 5091, killed


COOKE, Edward J, Able Seaman, D/JX 164440, died

Norman Monarch, steamship

JOHNSTON, William, Act/Able Seaman, D/JX 214122, (President III, O/P), MPK


DURN, James F, Able Seaman, RNVR, C/LD/X 4349, missing

O'FLAHERTY, William A, Leading Stoker, D/KX 86467, missing

Patia, ship loss

BAKER, David M B, Commander, RNR, killed

BARTRAM, Norman, Steward, NAP, killed

COCK, William C, Able Seaman, C/SSX 20709, MPK

DAVIS, Reginald, Act/Leading Signalman, C/SSX 17314, MPK

DAY, Morris N, Fireman, NAP 199174, MPK

DOHERTY, John, Greaser, NAP, killed

DOWNS, James R, Fireman, NAP, killed

FERGUSON, John, Donkeyman, NAP, killed

GODLEY, Albert W, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 238148, killed

GRAY, William, Carpenter, NAP, killed

HENGLER, Sidney J, Storekeeper, NAP, killed

HUGHES, George, Butcher 2c, NAP, killed

HUZZEY, William A, Assistant Storekeeper, NAP, killed

JAMES, John E, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 243193, MPK

JEWERS, William, Greaser, NAP 22364, MPK

JONES, Alfred, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 239066, killed

LAWRENCE, Leonard, Greaser, NAP, killed

MATCHAM, Arthur, Storekeeper, NAP 816941, MPK

MINTEN, Leonard A, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 214897, MPK

NEULING, Julius P, Greaser, NAP, killed

NICHOLLS, Cyril S, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, killed

ORMAN, William F, Fireman, NAP, killed

OWEN, Frederick J, Lieutenant, RNR, MPK

OWEN, Royston W H, 2nd Writer, NAP 205777, MPK

PARISH, Frederick A, Able Seaman, C/SSX 27926, MPK

PARRISH, Frederick A, Able Seaman, C/SSX 27926, MPK

PELLING, Henry, Fireman, NAP 172353, MPK

PHILLIPS, Godfrey S P, Ordinary Seaman, RNVR, C/LD/X 4484, MPK

PRIM, Benjamin K, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (E), RNR, killed

RILEY, Edward L, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK

ROGERS, Douglas, Fireman, NAP, killed

SHORT, Cyril, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 243078, killed

SMITH, John, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 243090, died

SMITH, John, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 243090, killed

SMITH, Wilfred S, Ordinary Coder, C/JX 229737, MPK

STAFFORD, George, Fireman, NAP, killed

TOMPKINS, Frederick E, Petty Officer Steward, NAP 146960, MPK

VOWLES, Raymond H R, 1st Writer, NAP 966942, MPK

WILLIAMS, Bertram E T, Py/Ty/Lieutenant, RNR, MPK


ROPER, Robert E N, Chief Petty Officer, C/J 109320, killed

RM Engineers, bombing

BARR, Harry W, Marine, RME 10463, killed

CONNETT, Albert, Marine, RME 10304, died

CORNETT, Albert, Marine, RME 10304, killed

READE, George E, Marine, RME 10415, killed

Royal Charter

GREEN, Alfred W M, Seaman Cook, RNPS, LT/JX 196432, died

Sandwich, bombing

HARRIS, John H, Supply Chief Petty Officer, P/MX 45066, killed

Slamat, steamship

WALKER, John B, Able Seaman, S 3034 (RANR), (President III, O/P), missing

WILLIAMS, Valentine L, Able Seaman, B 1605 (RANR), (President III, O/P), missing

Vernon, bombing

LOWE, Henry, Officer's Chief Cook, P/363262, killed

Victory, bombing

CLARKE, Richard M, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 199475, killed

COOK, Reginald P L, 2nd Hand, RNPS, LT/KX 200686, MPK

JONES, Phillip A, Ordinary Telegraphist, P/JX 252047, killed

MCGREGOR, William R, Ordinary Seaman, 4096 (RANR), killed

MILLER, Allen W, Ordinary Signalman, D/FX 78458, killed

OLIVER, Richard W F, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 202470, DOW

SMITH, Donald E, Leading Stoker, P/KX 84215, killed

STEVENS, Omar A, Chief Petty Officer (Pens), P/193806, killed

STONEMAN, Bertram F, Commissioned Cook, killed

WILKINSON, George, Leading Stoker (Pens), P/K 3227 Pens 20383, killed

WILLIAMS, John, Engine Room Artificer 5c, P/MX 53776, killed

WINN, John, Act/Leading Stoker, P/KX 86836, killed

Victory II, WILLIAMS, John R, Engine Room Artificer 5c, P/MX 53776, died

Wellsbach, MILLAR, Arthur, Engineman, C/KX 98167, died

Wryneck , ship loss

ABNETT, Alfred E, Stoker Petty Officer, C/KX 61939, MPK

ADAMS, Douglas P, Telegraphist, C/JX 150658, MPK

ALDEN, Arthur L, Act/Leading Stoker, C/KX 94541, MPK

ANDERSON, William, Able Seaman, P/SSX 23363, MPK

ARMSTRONG, Eric T G, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 200973, MPK

ASTLES, Joseph, Able Seaman, C/JX 169718, MPK

AYRE, William T, Stoker 1c, C/KX 95959, MPK

BANKS, Percy W, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 200976, MPK

BARNARD, Leslie A, Able Seaman, C/SSX 27928, MPK

BARON, Laurence, Telegraphist, D/SSX 20415, MPK

BATT, John R, Leading Supply Assistant, C/MX 53459, MPK

BAULCH, Francis H, Stoker Petty Officer, C/KX 78249, MPK

BIRAM, Alfred A H, Able Seaman, C/JX 171395, MPK

BIRKETT, John, Act/Petty Officer, C/JX 149159, MPK

BROOKS, William G, Chief Petty Officer Stoker, C/K 40390, MPK

BURNETT, John F, Able Seaman, C/JX 173859, MPK

BURTON, Ernest J, Able Seaman, C/SSX 17874, MPK

BUSBY, Thomas, Able Seaman, RNVR, P/CD/X 1971, MPK

CALLADINE, Jack, Able Seaman, C/JX 179364, MPK

CAREY, Dennis T K, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 158612, MPK

CARLIELL, Henry M, Petty Officer Cook, C/MX 46423, MPK

CLARK, William J C, Supply Petty Officer, C/MX 45481, MPK

COBBLEDICK, William H, Stoker 1c, D/K 294290, MPK

COGGER, Donald W, Chief Petty Officer, C/J 69276, MPK

COLEMAN, Joseph, Ordnance Artificer 4c, D/MX 57686, MPK

DAVIES, Ronald L, Lieutenant, MPK

DAVIS, William, Able Seaman, C/SSX 20429, MPK

DETENON, Robert A, Stoker 2c, C/KX 106302, MPK

DIGGER, Leslie W, Able Seaman, C/JX 152679, MPK

DOWNEY, James, Able Seaman, D/JX 150908, MPK

EDINGTON, Robert, Leading Stoker, C/KX 83020, MPK

FARNABY, Robert A, Cook (S), D/MX 53330, MPK

FARRANT, Frederick J, Able Seaman, P/J 43714, MPK

FARRUGIA, Guiseppe, Officer's Cook 2c, E/LX 20246, MPK

FERGUSON, William, Ty/Act/Leading Seaman, RFR, C/SSX 12969, MPK

FORD, Albert E, Ordinary Seaman, C/SSX 30986, MPK

FOSTER, Norman F, Able Seaman, C/JX 127581, MPK

FROST, James R, Leading Seaman, D/JX 146338, MPK

FULTON, John D, Stoker 2c, D/KX 105416, MPK

GOODAIR, George E, Signalman, C/JX 152670, MPK

GRIFFIN, Eric E, Act/Leading Seaman, P/JX 149295, MPK

GRIFFITHS, Richard O, Ty/Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK

HALL, Lewis M, Stoker 1c, C/KX 95560, MPK

HARRINGTON, John, Stoker 1c, D/KX 95992, MPK

HARRIS, Ronald F, Yeoman of Signals, P/JX 130065, MPK

HARTLEY, Benjamin T, Leading Stoker, C/KX 75538, MPK

HAYES, Frank R, Able Seaman, C/SSX 19034, MPK

HEFFILL, John W, Stoker 1c, C/KX 91753, MPK

HESSE, Maurice H, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 212310, MPK

HEWITT, Thomas, Act/Leading Stoker, C/KX 86687, MPK

HIGGS, John H, Electrical Artificer 4c, D/MX 57507, MPK

HOAD, Charles W, Able Seaman, C/SSX 30264, MPK

HOLMAN, Harry C K, Joiner 3c, C/MX 52922, MPK

HOLWELL, Percy, Chief Engine Room Artificer 1c, P/MX 58489, MPK

HYDE, Paul, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 158123, MPK

JACKSON, George, Able Seaman, P/SSX 17829, MPK

JACKSON, Kenneth H, Sub Lieutenant, MPK

JENNINGS, William G, Stoker 2c, C/KX 106269, MPK

JOBSON, Leonard G, Able Seaman, C/SSX 29977, MPK

JOHN, Garrod H, Stoker Petty Officer, D/K 66365, MPK

JONES, Wilfred, Py/Sick Berth Attendant, RNASBR, D/SBR/X 7544, MPK

LAMBERT, William G, Able Seaman, C/J 95640, MPK

LANE, Robert H D, Commander, MPK

LANG, John, Able Seaman, C/JX 175354, MPK

LOCK, Frank A E, Able Seaman, C/JX 137903, MPK

MARTIN, Thomas, Stoker Petty Officer, D/KX 76893, MPK

MARTIN, William, Able Seaman, P/J 109843, MPK

MATHERS, Harold, Able Seaman, D/SSX 32733, MPK

MCCRACKEN, John W, Gunner, MPK

MCDONALD, Joseph M, Act/Leading Seaman, D/JX 139701, MPK

MCDOWELL, Donald, Supply Assistant, C/MX 61197, MPK

MCINTYRE, John G, Able Seaman, C/JX 140063, MPK

MCLAREN, Thomas, Able Seaman, C/JX 152234, MPK

MERRITT, George, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 169537, MPK

MINGO, Harry G, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 187606, MPK

MONTGOMERY, Joseph H, Ordinary Seaman, D/SSX 32740, MPK

NETTLETON, James L, Petty Officer Telegraphist, C/JX 131287, MPK

O'BOYLE, Patrick J, Stoker 2c, D/KX 105581, MPK

PAWSEY, Edward J, Leading Seaman, C/JX 134783, MPK

PECK, Philip B, Midshipman, MPK

PERFITT, Edward, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 200439, MPK

PITTAWAY, Cecil D, Engine Room Artificer 5c, D/MX 55566, MPK

POOLE, Cyril H H, Act/Petty Officer, D/J 109856, MPK

RATHBONE, John E S, Act/Stoker Petty Officer, P/K 66343, MPK

REEVE, George E, Able Seaman, RFR, C/J 112019, MPK

ROBINSON, Herbert, Able Seaman, C/SSX 15327, MPK

SARGENT, James A, Able Seaman, P/J 70934, MPK

SMITH, Albert G V, Signalman, C/JX 130758, MPK

SMITH, Bernard, Stoker 1c, P/KX 97190, MPK

SMITH, Harry G, Ty/Act/Leading Stoker, C/KX 88178, MPK

SNAITH, Albert S, Able Seaman, C/JX 176491, MPK

STEADMAN, Ronald S, Ordinary Telegraphist, C/SSX 29315, MPK

TITHERIDGE, Leslie F, Able Seaman, C/JX 144713, MPK

TOMLINSON, Albert E, Able Seaman, C/JX 131097, MPK

WALKER, John B, Able Seaman, S 3834 (RANR), MPK

WATSON, Harry, Able Seaman, C/SSX 24996, MPK

WATSON, James H, Able Seaman, RFR, C/J 87633, MPK

WATSON, Thomas H, Engine Room Artificer 1c, C/M 34692, MPK

WATT, George T R, Py/Ty/Surgeon Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK

WELLS, Sydney, Petty Officer, C/J 105261, MPK

WHEELER, Robert W C, Able Seaman, C/JX 174332, MPK

WILLIAMS, Valentine L, Able Seaman, B 1605 (RANR), MPK

WILSON, Ernest, Act/Stoker Petty Officer, D/KX 80981, MPK

WILSON, Joseph H, Able Seaman, RNSR, C/SR 8639, MPK

WILSON, William, Leading Seaman, C/JX 128780, MPK

WRIGHT, George T C, Act/Petty Officer, D/JX 134786, MPK

YOUNG, Charles R, Stoker 2c, D/KX 104936, MPK

YOUNG, George S, Able Seaman, C/SSX 28958, MPK

Monday, 28 April 1941

A.15, LCT, ship loss

DENNIS, Charles W, Ty/Act/Boatswain, missing

FORSTER, Joseph, Ty/Act/Boatswain, missing

HOPKINS, Herbert, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 194004, (Stag), missing

HUTTON, Peter C, Lieutenant Commander, missing

MITSON, John W, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 190243, missing

PECK, Leonard J, Motor Mechanic, C/MX 69284, missing

PEREIRA, William H, Motor Mechanic, C/MX 69829, missing

POTTS, Leslie C, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 217686, (Victory IV), missing

RUDDLESDEN, George, Able Seaman, D/SSX 24856, (Stag), missing

SMITH, George W, Petty Officer, C/J 34729, missing

TAYLOR, Clifford G, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 221085, missing

THOMAS, William L, Stoker, D/KX 94692, (Stag), missing

THOMPSON, Roy E, Able Seaman, D/JX 150805, (Stag), missing

WHITWORTH, Charles H, Sub Lieutenant, (ex-Hasty), missing

WORSNOP, Vincent, Leading Stoker, D/KX 80803, (Stag), missing

WOMACK, William, Ordinary Signalman, P/JX 207381, (Victory), missing

DEMS, King's Shropshire Light Infantry

NIGHTINGALE, Leonard, Private, Army, 3524397, killed


KING, Geoffrey W, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 232689, died

Drake, bombing

MAYS, Edward G, Stoker Petty Officer, P/KX 84624, killed

FAA, 810 Sqn, Ark Royal , air crash

EVANS, David R B, Act/Leading Airman, FAA/FX 77300, MPK

Hornet, bombing

TILEY, William, Engine Room Artificer 5c, D/MX 73052, MPK


JONES, Robert J, Able Seaman, D/JX 146085, died

King George V

PORTER, Edgar R, Act/Yeoman of Signals, P/JX 131779, died

Oilfield, steamship

BLAKE, Henry G, Act/Able Seaman, C/JX 215420, (President III, O/P), missing

THOMAS, Ceiri, Act/Able Seaman, D/JX 212802, (President III, O/P), missing

Patia, ship loss

JENNINGS, Neville, Electrician, DOW


KESSACK, James H H, Lieutenant, RANVR, disarming mine, UK, killed

Raleigh, bombing

ANNETTS, Ronald J, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 253946, killed

BARKER, Leslie, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 254064, killed

BRIMBLE, Reginald O, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 254073, killed

BROADHEAD, Frank K, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 254070, killed

BROOM, John L, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 254048, killed

BUTTLE, Arthur, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 254060, killed

BYERS, James, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 253965, killed

COCKBURN, Thomas, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 253050, killed

CRANSTON, Arthur MCG, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 253383, killed

CURTIS, Thomas H, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 146182, killed

DUFFY, Thomas G, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 254053, killed

FINDLEY, Arthur M, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 253980, killed

FISHER, William E, Ordinary Seaman, D/SSX 35871, killed

FITZPATRICK, James, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 253387, killed

FORTH, Sydney, Ordinary Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 253986, killed

FOSTER, William H, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 243071, killed

GILLESPIE, Harry W, Ordinary Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 254052, killed

GOODMAN, Harold, Ordinary Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 254061, killed

GRATTON, William I, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 254049, killed

HIGGINS, Frank, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 254062, killed

HODGES, William R, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 253971, killed

HOLMES, James C, Ordinary Seaman, DJX 253959, killed

LANGRIDGE, Royston M, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 254058, killed

MEAD, Archibald T, Chief Petty Officer, D/230844, killed

PICKERING, Edward, Petty Officer, D/J 8469, killed

RANDY, George, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 254072, killed

READING, Thomas, Ordinary Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 253957, killed

SCHOFIELD, Jack, Ordinary Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 254068, killed

SELLICK, William W J, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 254067, killed

SLOMAN, Maurice, Ordinary Seaman, D/SSX 35878, killed

SOMERS, William A, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 254047, killed

SYKES, Ronald, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 254069, killed

TORDOFF, Jonathan H, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 254066, killed

TUNNA, John, Chief Petty Officer, D/219995, killed

WALKER, John C, Ordinary Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 254051, killed

WHEELER, Alan E F, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 254057, killed

WHITE, Edward J, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 242247, killed

WHITE, George W, Petty Officer, D/J 8659, killed

WHITNALL, Donald, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 253953, killed

WILLIAMS, Frederick J, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 254050, killed

WOODHAM, Thomas J, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 254059, killed

YEARNSHIRE, William R, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 254055, killed

YOUNG, John H, Ordinary Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 254056, killed


HANSON, John G, Signalman, C/JX 138772, missing

Tuesday, 29 April 1941

Corglen, steamship

PRICE, Alexander J, Signalman, C/JX 172589, (President III, O/P), killed

DEMS, Welch Regt

EVELEIGH, Thomas P, Lance Corporal, Army, 3970859, killed

Drake, bombing

BARRATT, Charles G, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 253074, MPK

HATHERELL, Frederick J, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 186881, killed

MANCHIP, John W, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 218989, killed

MCFARLANE, John V, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 182545, killed

MISKELL, Augustus, Able Seaman, RNVR, 1739 (NZD), DOW

O'CONNOR, Charles H, Leading Seaman, D/SSX 18511, killed

POND, James, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 243158, killed

SHARRAH, William E, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 243099, killed

Henri Mory, steamship

ROBERTS, Wilfred, Act/Able Seaman, P/JX 203417, (President III, O/P), missing

VARCOE, Clifford, Act/Able Seaman, D/JX 200354, (President III, O/P), missing

Patia, ship loss

KIRKHAM, William, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (E), RNR, DOW

Royal Arthur

BISHOP, William A, Chief Petty Officer, C/236099, died

Vernon, bombing

HAYSOM, Douglas J C, Able Seaman, P/J 4808, DOW

Wednesday, 30 April 1941

A.12, LCT

PEDERICK, Albert, Petty Officer, D/JX 128055, killed

Drake, bombing

DURANT, John H, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 178616, killed

ELLINGHAM, Harvey, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 253076, killed

FARRAR, Stanley, Chief Petty Officer, D/J 99011, killed

HICKS, Joseph T L, Act/Stoker Petty Officer, P/KX 88328, killed

LEE, Norman, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 226933, killed

MARSHALL, Robert, Able Seaman, D/JX 168174, killed

MCCOMISH, Ernest S F, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 253077, killed

Juno , explosion

CARNIE, James, Chief Skipper, RNR, (Eddy, O/P), killed

FINCH, Alexander G, Stoker Petty Officer, C/KX 79865, killed

GRIGGS, Sydney J, Able Seaman, C/SSX 19865, killed

LAWTON, Thomas, Able Seaman, P/SSX 15391, killed

LOCKWOOD, Gordon, Engine Room Artificer, C/MX 50055, killed

MURPHY, Francis H, Able Seaman, C/JX 154885, killed

STEAD, Leonard W, Able Seaman, C/JX 157141, killed

SYDEE, Leonard C, Petty Officer, C/JX 96061, killed


PERRY, Herbert T, Stoker 2c, P/KX 115008, died

Nerissa, steamship

CRAIG, Gordon R, Ordinary Telegraphist, 3704 (RCN), (O/P), MPK

CRAIG, Wilson H, Ordinary Telegraphist, 3706 (RCN), (O/P), MPK

GARLETT, John S, Act/Able Seaman, D/JX 205016, (President III, O/P), missing

HARVEY, Barnett, Sub Lieutenant, RCN, (O/P), MPK

HUTTON, James, Ordinary Telegraphist, 3695 (RCN), (O/P), MPK

KITCHING, Stuart T, Ordinary Telegraphist, 3707 (RCN), (O/P), MPK

LESTER, Harold R, Ordinary Telegraphist, 3677 (RCN), (O/P), MPK

MCCRINDLE, Robert R, Ordinary Telegraphist, 3692 (RCN), (O/P), MPK

NICHOLL-CADELL, Robert A F, Lieutenant Commander, Rtd, (Revenge, O/P), missing

NIXON, Francis R W, Paymaster Commander, RCN, (O/P), MPK

ORVIN, Charles P, Able Seaman (Pens), P/J 31869, (President III, O/P), missing

REID, James, Ordinary Seaman, RNR, P/X 9764 B, (Victory I, O/P), MPK

ROBBINS, Edward G, Sub Lieutenant, RCN, (O/P), killed

STINCHCOMBE, Arthur R, Ordinary Telegraphist, 3589 (RCN), (O/P), MPK

Parvati (RIN), ship loss

ABBAS, Nur-Ud-Din, Trimmer, 71619 (RIN), MPK

ABDUL, Rahman S Y, Trimmer, 70866 (RIN), MPK

ADAM, Abdul R, Fireman, 70894 (RIN), MPK

ALLAH-UD-DIN, Ghulam R, Greaser, 72482 (RIN), MPK

BADR-UD-DIN, Abdul G, Bhandary, 72344 (RIN), MPK

D'SOUZA, W (initial only), Writer, 5405 (RIN), MPK

FIROZ-UD-DIN, (other name not given), Ordinary Signalman, 4810 (RIN), MPK

GHULAM, Mohi DIN, Fireman, 70861 (RIN), MPK

HASAN, Mian D -U -D, Ordinary Seaman, 70847 (RIN), MPK

IBRAHIM, Jamal-Ud-Din, Trimmer, 72345 (RIN), MPK

KARIM, Usman, Trimmer, 70870 (RIN), MPK

KHAVI-US-SALAM, (other name not given), Ordinary Seaman, 4355 (RIN), MPK

MUHAMMAD, Ishaq N -U -D, Fireman, 70893 (RIN), MPK

PEREIRA, M (initial only) X, Warrant Engineer, RIN, MPK

QAMR-UD-DIN, Sheikh D, Fireman, 70954 (RIN), MPK

SAYD, Ali S -U -D, Deck Cassab, 70841 (RIN), MPK

St Angelo, bombing

HULME, Thomas, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 194001, killed

HUNT, Leslie G, Master at Arms, P/M 39901, killed

MULLARD, Edward J, Marine, PO/X 1296, DOW


DONALDSON, John, Skipper, RNR, drowning, died

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