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1918-1939 - Casualty Lists of the Royal Navy and Dominion Navies
Researched & compiled by Don Kindell

1937 -  in date, ship/unit & name order

HMS Hunter, destroyer, mined with the loss of eight crew 13 May 1937 (Navy Photos/Mark Teadham, click to enlarge)

on to 1938

 

Notes:

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

(2) Click for abbreviations

(3) Click here for lists by Name in the Casualties Homepage

 


 

1937

 

Severn Division, RNVR

 PHILLIPS, Rev WILLIAM T, Honorary Chaplain, RNVR, illness, day and month not given in Navy List

 

 

Saturday, 2 January 1937

 

St Vincent, Gosport

 LANE, David H, Boy 2c, JX 149128, road accident, killed

 

 

Sunday, 3 January 1937

 

Sussex, heavy cruiser

 CHALLEN, Charlie W, Musician, RMB, RMB X 13, died

 

 

Wednesday, 6 January 1937

 

Cardiff/Calcutta, light cruisers, in Reserve Fleet under Care and Maintenance (C&M). (When ships were in C&M, a man could be working on both ships)

 GANDER, Albert J, Leading Seaman, C/J 108661, road accident, killed

 

Milford, sloop

 DODSON, Alfred W, Able Seaman, P/J 104696, illness

 

 

Thursday, 7 January 1937

 

Cormorant, Gibraltar

 HALL, Frank, Stoker 2c, P/KX 87709, illness

 

St Vincent, Gosport

 HUTT, Victor S, Marine, X 1142 (Po), illness

 

 

Friday, 8 January 1937

 

RM Portsmouth Division

 WILLS, Joseph G, Marine, X 1895 (Po), illness

 

 

Saturday, 9 January 1937

  

Resource, fleet repair ship

 BOCKING, Andrew R, Able Seaman, P/JX 127652, drowned

 

 

Sunday, 10 January 1937

 

Pembroke, Chatham

 HOWARD, Ronald, Ordinary Seaman, C/SSX 18584, illness

 

Victory, Portsmouth

 EVERITT, Bertram A, Chief Petty Officer Writer, P/M 35463, illness

 

 

Monday, 11 January 1937

 

Ganges, Shotley/Harwich

 WADDLE, David, Boy 2c, JX 151631, illness

 

Greenwich, destroyer depot ship

 WALKER, Francis H G, Captain, illness

 

 

Tuesday, 12 January 1937

 

Comet, destroyer

 BRUNO, Oltemus, Wardroom Steward, L 390 (Maltese), illness

 

Woolston, destroyer

 WATSON, George, Engine Room Artificer 1c, C/MX 52472, died

 

 

Wednesday, 13 January 1937

 

Pembroke, Chatham

 WALLWORK, James, Stoker 2c, C/KX 89886, illness

 

 

Thursday, 14 January 1937

 

Drake, Devonport

 SARGENT, John, Stoker 2c, D/KX 90084, illness

 

 

Sunday, 17 January 1937

 

Ganges, Shotley/Harwich

 PATRICK, Kenneth C, Boy 2c, JX 150327, illness

 

 

Wednesday, 20 January 1937

 

Anthony, destroyer

 MAGEE, Richard D M, Act/Sub Lieutenant, illness

 

 

Friday, 22 January 1937

 

Hussar, minesweeper

 STEVENS, Robert J, Leading Stoker, C/K 26078, illness

 

Neptune, light cruiser

 LACEY, Leonard, Leading Seaman, P/JX 128212, drowned

 

RM Barracks Chatham

 ROBERTS, James W, Sergeant, RM, 24471 (Ch), illness

 

 

Saturday, 23 January 1937

 

Drake, Devonport

 TUCKER, Leslie J, Leading Seaman, D/J 95992, illness

 

Victory, Portsmouth

 GREEN, Samuel J, Stoker 1c, P/KX 81131, illness

 

 

Tuesday, 26 January 1937

 

Campbell, flotilla leader

 SPILSTED, William T, Engine Room Artificer, C/M 39546, illness

 

Speedwell, minesweeper

 ANDREWS, Clifford, Engine Room Artificer 3c, D/MX 50319, drowned

 

 

Wednesday, 27 January 1937

 

Brazen, destroyer

 EVANS, Robert W, Stoker Petty Officer, D/K 65280, drowned

 

Galatea, light cruiser

 WOOD, William B, Supply Assistant, D/MX 51179, died from fall

 

 

Monday, 1 February 1937

 

Orion, light cruiser

 BEDFORD, Arthur W F, Boy 1c, C/JX 144182, illness

 

 

Wednesday, 3 February 1937

 

Barham, battleship

 WISE, David G H, Midshipman, illness

 

RM Depot Portsmouth

 MILLER, Major H Mac D, Colour Sergeant, RM, 215819 (Po), illness

 

 

Thursday, 4 February 1937

 

Rainbow, submarine

 BERLYN, Arthur C, Lieutenant (E), illness

 

 

Friday, 5 February 1937

 

FAA, 825 Sqn, Glorious, ex-battlecruiser, aircraft carrier, air crash at sea, both killed

 OVERAL, Bert, Telegraphist, P/JX 129984

 VARDON, Gerald A, Lieutenant

 

Royal Naval Reserve

 PETTIT, Peter F, Chief Skipper, RNR, illness

 

 

Saturday, 6 February 1937

 

Devonport Dockyard

 HIGGINSON, Edgar, Constable, RM Police, RMP X 266 (Ply), accidentally killed

 

 

Wednesday, 10 February 1937

 

Orion, light cruiser

 BULLEN, John J, Marine, P/X 1484, illness

 

 

Friday, 12 February 1937

 

Drake, Devonport

 THOMAS, Kenneth W, Engine Room Artificer 2c, D/M 34509, illness

 

Laconia, passenger liner

 CONNELL, Ernest W, Lieutenant, RNR, illness

 

Pembroke, Chatham

 BRADLEY, George F, Petty Officer, C/J 28505, illness

 

Royal Naval Reserve

 MORGAN, John E, Skipper, RNR, illness

 

 

Saturday, 13 February 1937

 

Cairo, light cruiser

 TURNER, John F, Able Seaman, P/J 92408, illness

 

Defiance, Devonport

 WHITE, Victor J, Telegraphist, D/J 136249, road accident, killed

 

Drake, Devonport

 MCMAHON, Patrick, Leading Signalman, D/JX 133965, illness

 

Lucia, submarine depot ship

 PROCTOR, John H, Stoker 1c, D/KX 83046, illness

 

Victoria & Albert, Royal Yacht

 HOPKINS, Alex T, Colour Sergeant, RM, 214967 (Po), illness

 

 

Sunday, 14 February 1937

 

Nelson, battleship

 GREEN, James, Leading Stoker, P/KX 87359, illness

 

RM Portsmouth Division

 REYNOLDS, William H, Marine, X 2076 (Po), illness

 

 

Monday, 15 February 1937

 

Drake, Devonport

 LEONARD, Hubert, Signalman, D/JX 134796, illness

 

FAA, 821 Sqn, Courageous, ex-battlecruiser, aircraft carrier, air crash, all killed

 CURRIE, William H, Telegraphist, C/JX 133704

 LAKE, George E, Sub Lieutenant

 MACDONALD, Roderick W, Lieutenant

 

 

Tuesday, 16 February 1937

 

Ganges, Shotley/Harwich

 DIXON, George E, Boy 2c, JX 150012, illness

 

 

Wednesday, 17 February 1937

 

Repulse, battlecruiser

 GARRAWAY, Francis, Able Seaman, P/J 29054, illness

 

 

Monday, 22 February 1937

 

Royal Navy

 EARLE, John C M, Cadet, accidentally killed

 

 

Tuesday, 23 February 1937

 

Drake, Devonport

 HOPKINS, James H, Telegraphist, D/JX 138891, illness

 

Pembroke, Chatham

 MEMORY, Stanley T, Electrical Artificer Apprentice, M 54069, illness

 

RN Barracks Portsmouth

 RUMBELOW, Robert H, Stoker 1c, P/KX 83740, accidentally killed

 

Royal Navy

 SWAYNE, Philip M, Cadet, accidentally killed

 

Victory, Portsmouth

 GLADDIS, Albert O, Assistant Cook, P/MX 52136, illness

 

 

Wednesday, 24 February 1937

 

Boadicea, destroyer

 PARVEN, Walter J, Able Seaman, P/JX 138466, illness

 

 

Saturday, 27 February 1937

 

Resurce, fleet repair ship

 PEPPER, Frank V, Supply Chief Petty Officer, C/MX 53383, illness

 

 

Monday, 1 March 1937

 

Royal Navy

 APPLEYARD, Harold P L L, Paymaster Lieutenant, illness

 

 

Tuesday, 2 March 1937

 

Ganges, Shotley/Harwich

 BROUGH, George T, Boy 2c, JX 150358, illness

 

 

Thursday, 4 March 1937

 

Esk, destroyer

 DEACON, William H, Able Seaman, P/JX 149948, drowned

 

 

Saturday, 6 March 1937

 

Hood, battlecruiser, mooring accident

 SMITH, Douglas D, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 141775, killed (see also 8 March),

 

 

Sunday, 7 March 1937

 

Greenwich, destroyer depot ship

 FRY, Harold J, Sailmaker, D/J 28639, illness

 

 

Monday, 8 March 1937

 

Hood, battlecruiser, mooring accident on 6th

 HAYWARD, Walter J, Corporal, RMLI, 217037 (Po), DOI

 

 

Thursday, 11 March 1937

 

Naval Ordnance Department of Admiralty

 MARSHALSEA, Percy G, Lieutenant, illness

 

 

Friday, 12 March 1937

 

Greenwich, destroyer depot ship

 LE HURAY, Donald L, Able Seaman, P/J 51936, illness

 

 

Sunday, 14 March 1937

 

Drake, Devonport

 WILLIAMS, Richard A J, Chief Electrical Artificer 2c, D/M 36723, illness

 

 

Monday, 15 March 1937

 

Royal Navy, air crash

 WICKS, Richard W, Lieutenant, killed

 

 

Tuesday, 16 March 1937

 

Rodney, battleship

 SMITH, Walter D, Painter, D/MX 50250, illness

 

 

Wednesday, 17 March 1937

 

Bulldog, destroyer

 BLOWFIELD, Robert, Telegraphist, C/UDX/604, illness

 

Pembroke, Chatham

 BANKS, Ernest A, Able Seaman, C/JX 135601, illness

 

 

Saturday, 20 March 1937

 

Royal Navy

 MOODY, George C, Stoker Petty Officer, P/K 59431, illness

 

 

Sunday, 21 March 1937

 

Impregnable, Devonport

 STAYTE, Joseph J, Able Seaman, D/J 114260, road accident, killed

 

Repulse, battlecruiser

 WYKES, Walter A, Able Seaman, P/J 111568, illness

 

 

Monday, 22 March 1937

 

FAA, 800 Sqn, Courageous, ex-battlecruiser, aircraft carrier

 JELF, Christopher B, Lieutenant, illness

 

 

Thursday, 25 March 1937

 

Courageous, ex-battlecruiser, aircraft carrier

 FARMER, Alfred A L, Marine, 21630 (Po), illness

 

 

Saturday, 27 March 1937

 

Royal Navy

 BYRNE, John, Boy 2c, JX 149054, illness

 

 

Sunday, 28 March 1937

 

Nelson, battleship

 MORRIS, Arthur S H, Commander, illness

 

 

Monday, 29 March 1937

 

Personnel Services, Department of Admiralty

 LILLEY, Austen G, Captain, illness

 

 

Wednesday, 31 March 1937

 

Royal Naval Reserve

 BARBER, William H, Chief Skipper, RNR, illness

 

Victory, Portsmouth

 GLOVER, Percy, Chief Stoker, P/K 59714, illness

 

 

Thursday, 1 April 1937

 

RM, Chatham Division

 HAIZELDEN, Alfred G, Colour Sergeant, RM, 10591 (Ch), 19937 (Pens), died

 

 

Sunday, 4 April 1937

 

Drake, Devonport

 PAGE, William J, Stoker 2c, D/KX 90844, illness

 

 

Monday, 5 April 1937

 

RM Barracks Chatham

 BENNETT, Edward, Marine, 19821 (Ch), illness

 

 

Wednesday, 7 April 1937

 

Royal Naval Reserve

 MOORE, Thomas W, Honorary Lieutenant, RNR, illness

 

Victory, Portsmouth

 ASHFORD, Thomas S, Shipwright 1c, P/M 33941, died

 

 

Sunday, 11 April 1937

 

Devonshire, heavy cruiser

 MALIA, Carmelo, Leading Steward, E/LX 20877, illness

 

 

Wednesday, 14 April 1937

 

RM Barracks Chatham

 HOME, Ian H, Marine, X 1655 (Ply), illness

 

 

Friday, 16 April 1937

 

Enterprise, light cruiser

 MACE, George W, Ordinary Seaman, P/SSX 17573, illness

 

 

Tuesday, 20 April 1937

 

Impregnable, Devonport

 STANIFORD, George F, Able Seaman, D/J 109508, accidentally killed

 

 

Sunday, 25 April 1937

 

Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

 GRAY, George, Lieutenant Commander, RNVR, illness

 

 

Monday, 26 April 1937

 

Royal Naval Reserve

 MORGAN, John C V, Commander, RNR, illness

 

 

Tuesday, 27 April 1937

 

Royal Oak, battleship

 CAMPBELL, Patrick M, Boy 1c, JX 148593, died

 

 

Friday, 30 April 1937

 

Victory, Portsmouth

 DAVIES, Sydney, Chief Stoker, P/K 60052, illness

 

 

Saturday, 1 May 1937

 

Royal Sovereign, battleship

 ELSON, Dennis A R, Leading Seaman, D/JX 138407, illness

 

 

Sunday, 2 May 1937

 

Dorsetshire, heavy cruiser

 WALKER, Alfred J, Stoker Petty Officer, D/K 55148, illness

 

Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

 LIVINGSTON, Charles, Honorary Commander, RNVR, illness

 

 

Monday, 3 May 1937

 

Cardiff, light cruiser

 BAKER, Reginald H, Marine, CH/X 1549, illness

 

 

Wednesday, 5 May 1937

 

Victory, Portsmouth

 SWATHERIDGE, Leonard F, Joiner 4c, P/MX 54253, road accident, killed

 

 

Monday, 10 May 1937

 

Drake, Devonport

 LEAHY, Herbert T, Supply Assistant, D/MX 52765, illness

 

Wanderer, destroyer

 HALL, Albert E, Able Seaman, C/J 102984, drowned

 

 

Tuesday, 11 May 1937

 

Drake, Devonport

 PERRYMAN, Dennis, Stoker Petty Officer, D/K 56057, illness

 

FAA, 821 Sqn, Courageous, ex-battlecruiser, aircraft carrier

 BAXTER, Frederick G, Telegraphist, D/JX 125974, accidentally killed

 

 

Thursday, 13 May 1937

 

 

 

Hunter, destroyer (above - Navy Photos/Mark Teadham), mined in Mediterranean off Almeria during the Spanish Civil War

 BETTRIDGE, Arthur, Leading Seaman, D/JX 135096, killed

 CRAWFORD, George H, Ordinary Seaman, D/SSX 17152, killed

 GRIFFITHS, John H, Petty Officer Cook, D/MX 48073, killed

 HOUSE, Leslie V, Able Seaman, D/JX 135005, killed

 SWIGGS, Wilfrid R, Stoker Petty Officer, D/K 56346, killed

 TURNER, Bertie C, Petty Officer, D/J 72652, killed

 WAITES, Alfred, Stoker 1c, D/KX 86525, killed

 WATTERS, William, Leading Seaman, D/JX 130358, killed

 

 

Tuesday, 18 May 1937

 

Victory I, Portsmouth

 LOWMAN, Edgar M, Able Seaman, P/JX 128978, illness

 

 

Friday, 21 May 1937

 

Skipjack, minesweeper

 INGRAM, Frederick, Stoker Petty Officer, C/K 59866, illness

 

 

Saturday, 22 May 1937

 

Dolphin, Gosport

 SAWYER, Herbert J, Chief Petty Officer, C/JX 152928, illness

 

 

Tuesday, 25 May 1937

 

Pembroke, Chatham

 BEARD, Sidney J, Leading Stoker, C/K 63616, illness

 

 

Monday, 31 May 1937

 

Queen Elizabeth, battleship

 ST JOHN, Ralph G J, Act/Sub Lieutenant, illness

 

 

Tuesday, 1 June 1937

 

RM Plymouth Barracks

 SMITH, Rodney B F, Lieutenant, RM, illness

 

 

Wednesday, 2 June 1937

 

Royal Naval Reserve

 PLATTS, William, Chief Skipper, RNR, illness

 

 

Sunday, 6 June 1937

 

Berwick, heavy cruiser

 DOWN, Eric F, Leading Stoker, D/KX 79932, illness

 

 

Thursday, 10 June 1937

 

RM Plymouth Division

 SYMONS, Albert, Colour Sergeant, RM, 16662 (Ply), illness

 

 

Friday, 11 June 1937

 

Victory I, Portsmouth

 FLICKER, John, Able Seaman, P/J 107300, illness

 

 

Saturday, 12 June 1937

 

Gipsy, destroyer

 RANSOME, Philip C, Lieutenant Commander, illness

 

 

Monday, 14 June 1937

 

RM Portsmouth Division

 HAYNES, Henry S J, Corporal, RM, 22744 (Po), died

 

 

Wednesday, 16 June 1937

 

RM Plymouth Division

 HOLT, Ronald J, Marine, X 1440 (Ply), illness

 

 

Monday, 21 June 1937

 

Capetown, light cruiser

 BOND, Alfred, Able Seaman, D/J 55438, illness

 

Devonshire, heavy cruiser

 BRINDLEY, Thomas, Boy 1c, D/JX 148446, illness

 

 

Tuesday, 22 June 1937

 

Pembroke, Chatham

 WHITTINGTON, Herbert H, Supply Chief Petty Officer, C/M 26033, illness

 

 

Thursday, 24 June 1937

 

Royal Naval Reserve

 MAHONEY, Arthur M, Paymaster Sub Lieutenant, RNR, illness

 

Royal Navy

 TITE, Luther V, Commissioned Gunner, illness

 

Victory, Portsmouth

 FISHER, Sir William W, Admiral, illness

 

 

Friday, 25 June 1937

 

Suffolk, heavy cruiser

 REDFERN, James, Stoker 2c, P/KX 89427, accidentally killed

 

 

Sunday, 27 June 1937

 

Dorsetshire, heavy cruiser

 CAMERON, Stanley R, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 140622, illness

 

 

Monday, 28 June 1937

 

Cumberland, heavy cruiser

 BROOKE-SHORT, Cecil, Major, RM, illness

 

 

Tuesday, 29 June 1937

 

Douglas, flotilla leader

 PAINTIN, Leslie A C, Able Seaman, P/JX 133896, illness

 

 

Wednesday, 30 June 1937

 

Glasgow, light cruiser

 BROWNE, Charles A, Captain, illness

 

 

Friday, 2 July 1937

 

Ganges, Shotley/Harwich

 DAVENPORT, Harry, Boy Telegraphist, D/JX 149205, accidentally killed

 

 

Saturday, 3 July 1937

 

RN Hospital, Haslar

 RAYHILL, Frank, Sick Berth Chief Petty Officer, P/M 28992, illness

 

 

Sunday, 4 July 1937

 

Cormorant, Gibraltar

 ADAMS, Clifford, Telegraphist, P/JX 136214, accidentally killed

 

 

Monday, 5 July 1937

 

Cardiff, light cruiser

 HOWARD, Alfred J, Able Seaman, C/JX 126592, illness

 

 

Wednesday, 7 July 1937

 

Drake, Devonport

 WEST, Alexander G, Leading Seaman, D/JX 132508, road accident, killed

 

 

Friday, 9 July 1937

 

On loan to Royal Australian Navy

 LA TROBE, Ronald, Petty Officer, D/JX 25586, died

 

 

Wednesday, 14 July 1937

 

HM Coast Guard Southend, Essex

 PHILLIPS, Walter, Chief Officer, HMCG, illness

 

 

Saturday, 17 July 1937

 

Vernon, Portsmouth

 STAFFORD, George, Petty Officer, C/JX 127679, illness

 

 

Saturday, 24 July 1937

 

Pembroke, Chatham

 THOMPSON, John J H, Stoker 2c, C/KX 91463, accidentally killed

 

 

Monday, 26 July 1937

 

Victory, Portsmouth

 STEWART, Charles J, Stoker 1c, P/KX 77023, illness

 

 

Tuesday, 27 July 1937

 

Ganges, Shotley/Harwich

 PRATT, Arthur W J, Boy 2c, JX 153704, illness

 

 

Saturday, 31 July 1937

 

RM Barracks Chatham

 TAYLOR, Frank, Musician, RMB X 257 (Ch), died

 

 

Sunday, 1 August 1937

 

Rodney, battleship

 FITZGERALD, Michael, Able Seaman, D/JX 110635, died

 

 

Thursday, 5 August 1937

 

Excellent, Portsmouth

 EASTON, Arthur R, Ordnance Artificer 4c, P/MX 54557, road accident, died

 

Wishart, destroyer

 CONNOLLY, William H, Able Seaman, C/JX 139213, drowned

 

 

Friday, 6 August 1937

 

Ramillies, battleship

 SITWELL, Peter S L, Paymaster Midshipman, illness

 

 

Tuesday, 17 August 1937

 

FAA, 810 Sqn, Courageous, ex-battlecruiser, aircraft carrier, air crash

 GOLDSMITH, John A, Lieutenant, killed

 

 

Thursday, 19 August 1937

 

Rodney, battleship

 DAW, Walter E, Boy 1c, D/SSX 19193, accidentally killed

 

 

Friday, 20 August 1937

 

Cardiff, light cruiser

 ALLEN, Herbert, Sick Berth Petty Officer, (service number not listed), died

 

 

Saturday, 21 August 1937

 

RN Hospital, Haslar

 O'SHEA, William H, Leading Sick Berth Attendant, P/MX 47445, illness

 

 

Sunday, 22 August 1937

 

Royal Fleet Wing, Plymouth (as recorded, unit not known)

 SAUNDERS, Arthur, Stoker, P/KX 76060, illness

 

 

Monday, 23 August 1937

 

Cardiff, light cruiser

 MARKS, Albert E, Chief Stoker, P/K 28977, died

 

 

Thursday, 26 August 1937

 

Skipjack, minesweeper

 PHILPOTT, Leonard G, Leading Steward, C/L 13487, died

 

 

Saturday, 28 August 1937

 

Drake, Devonport

 KING, Walter E, Able Seaman, D/JX 127981, illness

 

 

Tuesday, 31 August 1937

 

RM Barracks Chatham

 SCOTT, George H, Marine, 22916 (Ch), accidentally killed

 

 

Friday, 3 September 1937

 

FAA, 801 Sqn, Furious, aircraft carrier, air crash

 KNOCKER, Charles A, Sub Lieutenant, killed

 

RN Hospital, Plymouth

 MORSE, William C, Corporal, RM, G 17740 (Ply), bicycle accident, killed

 

 

Saturday, 4 September 1937

 

Furious, aircraft carrier

 PHILP, Stephen R, Able Seaman, D/J 107388, illness

 

 

Tuesday, 7 September 1937

 

Eagle, aircraft carrier

 BENNETT, Robert W, Petty Officer, D/JX 135100, accidentally killed

 

 

Wednesday, 8 September 1937

 

Ganges, Shotley/Harwich

 ROSER, Herbert, Marine, 21-61 (Ch), illness

 

Grafton, destroyer

 GRANT, Peter, Able Seaman, SSX 15583, died

 

RM Portsmouth Division

 HOWE, James W, Marine, 215519 (Po), illness

 

 

Friday, 10 September 1937

 

Drake, Devonport

 FORD, Frederick W, Petty Officer, D/J 110354, illness

 

 

Saturday, 11 September 1937

 

Drake, Devonport

 APPLEBY, John R, Able Seaman, D/JX 152168, illness

 

 

Wednesday, 15 September 1937

 

Capetown, light cruiser

 O'DRISCOLL, James A, Ordinary Seaman, D/SSX 17998, drowned

 

Victory, Portsmouth

 SHIELS, George, Stoker 1c, P/KX 76611, illness

 

 

Thursday, 16 September 1937

 

Caroline, ex-cruiser, drill ship, Belfast

 WARD, Charles H V, Chief Petty Officer, D/239383, illness

 

 

Monday, 20 September 1937

 

Vernon, Portsmouth

 GILLHAM, Wilfred F, Electrical Artificer 5c, C/MX 54472, accidentally killed

 

 

Wednesday, 22 September 1937

 

Drake, Devonport

 STANSBURY, William T, Chief Engine Room Artificer, D/M 7954, illness

 

Furious, aircraft carrier

 HALL, William, Stoker 1c, D/KX 86583, illness

 

 

Thursday, 23 September 1937

 

Apollo, light cruiser (HMAS Hobart in 1938)

 ROE, Thomas F, Able Seaman, D/JX 125986, drowned

 

 

Friday, 24 September 1937

 

Caledonia, Rosyth

 WOODS, Arthur H, Sailmaker, C/J 43764, illness

 

Halcyon, minesweeper

 MANNS, Albert A B, Leading Steward, P/LX 20008, died

 

 

Monday, 27 September 1937

 

Devonshire, heavy cruiser

 QUINN, William, Boy 1c, D/JX 148364, heat stroke, died

 

Motor Torpedo Boat, MTB.6

 FARRANT, William H, Able Seaman, C/JX 134749, DOI in RN Hospital Malta

 

 

Thursday, 30 September 1937

 

Leander, light cruiser

 FORBES, William, Leading Seaman, D/JX 132031, drowned

 PATERSON, Alexander M, Able Seaman, D/JX 142115, drowned

 

Weston, sloop

 FRASER, William, Able Seaman, P/JX 151460, illness

 

 

Tuesday, 5 October 1937

 

Drake, Devonport

 PHILLIPS, William H, Lieutenant, illness

 

 

Thursday, 7 October 1937

 

Royal Sovereign, battleship

 FENNELL, Alfred E W, Officer's Cook 2c, D/L 9663, illness

 

 

Saturday, 9 October 1937

 

Royal Oak, battleship

 EADES, Thomas E, Engine Room Artificer 4c, D/MX 53904, illness

 

 

Sunday, 10 October 1937

 

Wolfhound, destroyer

 BRADLEY, Henry G N, Telegraphist, C/J 32678, illness

 

 

Monday, 11 October 1937

 

FAA, 801 Sqn, Furious, aircraft carrier, air crash

 HARLEY, William R, Lieutenant, killed

 

 

Tuesday, 12 October 1937

 

Glasgow, light cruiser

 JEFFERIES, Archibald J, Boy 1c, P /JX 150264, accidentally killed

 

 

Wednesday, 13 October 1937

 

Excellent, Portsmouth

 DEUCHAR, William J, Gunner, illness

 

 

Monday, 18 October 1937

 

Cockchafer, river gunboat

 HARDING, Dennis, Chief Petty Officer, D/JX 146583, illness

 

Drake, Devonport

 COATES, Thomas P, Leading Telegraphist, D/J 39362, road accident, killed

 

 

Tuesday, 19 October 1937

 

Drake, Devonport

 THOMAS, George H B, Able Seaman, D/J 108505, illness

 

 

Thursday, 21 October 1937

 

RN Hospital, Plymouth

 TAYLOR, Alexander G, Surgeon Commander, illness

 

Vindictive, cruiser

 LAY, Harold A, Leading Signalman, C/JX 130491, illness

 

 

Friday, 22 October 1937

 

Enterprise, light cruiser

 PERRY, Percy W, Petty Officer, D/JX 147102, illness

 

Herald, survey ship

 TREJIDJO, Frederick T, Leading Seaman, D/JX 126449, illness

 

 

Sunday, 24 October 1937

 

Neptune, light cruiser

 ROEBUCK, George A, Ordinary Seaman, D/SSX 18227, drowned

 

 

Tuesday, 26 October 1937

 

Royal Naval Reserve

 WARMAN, Edmund, Chief Skipper, RNR, illness

 

 

Friday, 29 October 1937

 

Iron Duke, gunnery training ship

 WIGHTMAN, William, Engine Room Artificer 1c, RNR, E D 214, illness

 

 

Saturday, 30 October 1937

 

RN Barracks Portsmouth

 MYERS, Charles, Able Seaman, C/JX 128824, illness

 

 

Monday, 1 November 1937

 

Nelson, battleship

 CLARKE, William F, Officer's Cook 2c, P/L 14027, died

 

 

Tuesday, 2 November 1937

 

Apollo, light cruiser (HMAS Hobart in 1938)

 SPICER, Hector C, Stoker Petty Officer, D/K 58974, illness

 

 

Wednesday, 3 November 1937

 

RM Engineers

 LINGWOOD, George, Sapper, RME 1874332, illness

 

Vernon, Portsmouth

 COOKE, Walter C, Senior Master, illness

 

 

Saturday, 6 November 1937

 

Defiance, Devonport

 FROST, Robert G, Able Seaman, D/J 30105, illness

 

 

Sunday, 7 November 1937

 

Hostile, destroyer

 MURRAY, Albert, Able Seaman, C/JX 148718, accidentally killed

 

RM Barracks Chatham

 KIRKHAM, Alfred J, Corporal, RM, 21082 (Ch), accidentally killed

 

 

Friday, 12 November 1937

 

Fortune, destroyer

 LEGGETT, Russell, Petty Officer, C/J 56608, illness

 

 

Saturday, 13 November 1937

 

Active, destroyer

 SPERRING, Charles H, Lieutenant (E), illness, died in RN Hospital Malta

 

Dolphin, Gosport

 TRELEASE, Ernest, Stoker 1c, P/K 58558, illness

 

 

Sunday, 14 November 1937

 

RN Barracks Portsmouth

 HUGHES, John F, Ordinary Seaman, P/SSX 23092, died

 

 

Saturday, 20 November 1937

 

Royal Marine Police

 WESTWOOD, Albert, Sergeant, RMP 80 (Ch), illness

 

 

Sunday, 21 November 1937

 

Cumberland, heavy cruiser

 WHITE, Richard F, Mechanician 1c, C/KX 78073, illness

 

Resource, fleet repair ship

 HUTTON, James, Able Seaman, P/JX 139667, accidentally killed

 

 

Saturday, 27 November 1937

 

York, heavy cruiser

 LOVEDAY, George F, Shipwright, C/MX 47403, illness

 

 

Sunday, 28 November 1937

 

Ganges, Shotley/Harwich

 DUNHAM, Bernard W C, Boy 2c, JX 153295, illness

 

Osprey, Portland

 WESTWOOD, Ronald, Able Seaman, P/JX 145341, road crash, killed

 

 

Monday, 29 November 1937

 

Hastings, sloop

 WILLIAMSON, George E, Lieutenant, illness

 

 

Tuesday, 30 November 1937

 

Caledonia, Rosyth

 HAMILTON, Shaun R, Boy 2c, JX 158409, illness

 SHEPHERD, William K, Boy 2c, J 155466, illness

 

FAA, 711 Sqn, London, air crash, both killed

 BOOTH, Patrick A, Lieutenant

 BURNS, Norman S, Leading Aircraftsman, RAF, 590712 

 

Wednesday, 1 December 1937

 

Basilisk, destroyer

 ERSKINE, Ralph J, Lieutenant, illness

 

 

Saturday, 4 December 1937

 

Pandora, submarine

 DALE, Frederick, Able Seaman, P/J 30004, illness

 

 

Sunday, 5 December 1937

 

Ladybird, river gunboat

 WEEKLY, Charles R S, Stoker Petty Officer, P/K 57847, drowned

 

 

Tuesday, 7 December 1937

 

Caledonia, Rosyth

 DOUGLAS, Gordon, Boy 2c, JX 154758, illness

 

 

Thursday, 9 December 1937

 

Barham, battleship

 HUDSON, John S, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 141980, drowned

 

 

Thursday, 9 December 1937

 

Peterel, river gunboat

 HOLLOWAY, Frederick E, Leading Seaman, P/J 94303, died

 

 

Sunday, 12 December 1937

 

Hotspur, destroyer

 POTTS, Bertram D, Able Seaman, C/JX 141042, illness

 

Ladybird, river gunboat, Japanese shelling

 LONERGAN, Terrance N, Sick Berth Attendant, C/MX 50739, died

 

 

Wednesday, 15 December 1937

 

Royal Oak, battleship

 SKINGSLEY, Ronald S, Marine, X 899 (Ply), illness

 

 

Saturday, 18 December 1937

 

Capetown, light cruiser

 NICHOLL, Horace R, Cook, D/MX 51489, accidentally killed

 

Cardiff, light cruiser

 BROOMHAM, Charles, Chief Stoker, KX 75990, illness

 

 

Sunday, 19 December 1937

 

Victory, Portsmouth

 GILFILLAIN, Joseph E, Stoker 1c, D/KX 87920, illness

 

 

Wednesday, 22 December 1937

 

Drake, Devonport

 MITCHELL, George C, Marine, 19924 (Ply), illness

 

 

Friday, 24 December 1937

 

Folkestone, sloop

 CORNWELL, Arthur J, Supply Petty Officer, C/M 38229, illness

 

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