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


JANUARY-2nd SEPTEMBER 1939 -  in date, ship/unit & name order

HM Submarine Thistle, sister to HMS Thetis, lost 3 June 1939

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

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January 1939


Decoy, destroyer

 TURK, Albert G, Able Seaman, D/JX 133320, illness, date not listed in record


Royal Navy

 RANDALL, Ernest J, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 144652, died, day not listed in record



Wednesday, 4 January 1939


Malaya, battleship

 ROYSE, William J, Marine, 23164 (Ch), illness



Friday, 6 January 1939


Medway, submarine depot ship

 FAKELEY, Sidney J, Chief Stoker, C/K 56436, illness



Monday, 9 January 1939


Royal Navy

 MCCARTHY, Charles J, Signalman, D/SX 86, illness


Suffolk, heavy cruiser

 LEGG, Walter J, Stoker 1c, P/KX 91808, illness



Tuesday, 10 January 1939


Maidstone, submarine depot ship

 PLATTS, Leonard H, Stoker 1c, P/KX 92289, illness



Wednesday, 11 January 1939


Drake, Devonport

 DUMINGHAM, James, Able Seaman, D/SSX 15375, illness



Thursday, 12 January 1939


Medway, submarine depot ship

 RAVEN, John I, Stoker Petty Officer, C/K 60365, illness



Friday, 13 January 1939


Campbell, flotilla leader

 WELCH, G (initial only), Petty Officer, JX 158688, illness



Sunday, 15 January 1939


Hussar, minesweeper

 MALONEY, James A, Leading Telegraphist, C/J 100558, boat accident, killed


Royal Navy

 DAWES, Arthur D, Electrical Artificer 5c, P/MX 58426, illness



Monday, 23 January 1939


Royal Navy

 WEST, John G, Leading Telegraphist, P/J 53099, illness



Friday, 27 January 1939


Royal Navy

 CLARKE, Nelson, Stoker 2c, C/KX 9543, illness


Tamar, Hong Kong

 PANG, Ping, Able Seaman, (no service number listed), illness



Saturday, 28 January 1939


Penelope, light cruiser

 BARFF, Edward M, Lieutenant (E), accidentally killed



Sunday, 29 January 1939


Caledonia, Rosyth

 BELL, Harper, Boy 2c, JX 158259, illness



Monday, 30 January 1939


Glorious, ex-battlecruiser, aircraft carrier, flying accident, both killed

 COUGHLIN, Bernard A, Leading Seaman, D/JX 137538

 PEERMAN, Robert H, Leading Signalman, D/JX 135816



Wednesday, 1 February 1939


Galatea, light cruiser

 DOHERTY, Henry E, Petty Officer, D/J 90806, drowned



Friday, 3 February 1939


Dunedin, light cruiser

 HYATT, Archibald A, Cook, P/M 38493, illness


RM Portsmouth Division

 SMITH, Charles H, Marine, X 3652 (Po), illness


Sheldrake, patrol vessel

 HORN, John E, Stoker Petty Officer, C/KX 88273, accidentally killed



Saturday, 4 February 1939


RN Hospital, Haslar

 MITCHELL, Dennis E, Able Seaman Air Mechanic, P/JX 154173, accidentally killed



Sunday, 5 February 1939


Marshal Soult, monitor

 EYRES, Frederick C, Stoker 1c, K 61309, illness



Monday, 6 February 1939


Ganges, Shotley/Harwich

 DABNOR, Frederick H, Boy 2c, JX 159907, illness



Thursday, 9 February 1939


Folkestone, sloop

 HOPKINS, Herbert A, Leading Seaman, C/JX 136803, died



Saturday, 11 February 1939


RN Hospital, Haslar

 PINE, Henry C, Chief Yeoman of Signals, P/JX 149535, illness



Wednesday, 15 February 1939


Pembroke, Chatham

 HARRIS, Richard C, Stoker 1c, C/KX 85030, road accident, killed



Thursday, 16 February 1939


Drake, Devonport

 ATKINS, Ernest F, Petty Officer, D/J 55586, illness



Saturday, 18 February 1939


RN Hospital, Capetown

 SANDERSON, David, Able Seaman, C/JX 148081, illness



Thursday, 23 February 1939


Drake, Devonport

 SHEEHAN, Edric W, Stoker Petty Officer, D/KX 79775, illness



Friday, 24 February 1939


Aurora, light cruiser

 CARTER, Joseph E, Stoker 1c, P/KX 82927, illness


Sheffield, light cruiser

 BROMLEY, James A E, Able Seaman, J 113690, died



Wednesday, 1 March 1939


Rorqual, submarine

 PURKINS, John H, Able Seaman, J 102141, accidentally killed


Royal Navy

 RANCE, Harry T, Chief Stoker, P/K 63059, illness



Thursday, 2 March 1939


Ramillies, battleship

 TURNER, Alec T, Lieutenant, RM (Plymouth Barracks), attempting to rescue Sgt Young, drowned

 YOUNG, Charles E, Sergeant, RM, 22052 (Po), drowned



Friday, 3 March 1939


Caledonia, Rosyth, from motor boat

 CAIRNS, David C, Able Seaman, C/SSX 16483, died



Monday, 6 March 1939


Pandora, submarine

 MAYDELL, Stanley A, Stoker Petty Officer, C/KX 77914, illness



Thursday, 9 March 1939


Barham, battleship

 HOWELL, Aubrey W J, Stoker Petty Officer, P/K 58588, illness


St Delphine, steam trawler, collision, all killed

 HOSKINS, Alfred, Seaman, RNR, X 17783 A (Boscawen)

 MATHESON, Angus, Seaman, RNR, X 7434 (Boscawen)

 TUCKER, Oliver G, Skipper, RNR (Boscawen)



Friday, 10 March 1939


Dorsetshire, heavy cruiser

 CLEMENTSON, William E, Marine, X 1632 (Ply), died


Pembroke, Chatham

 HARTLAND, Frederick G, Leading Seaman, C/JX 134825, died


Royal Naval Reserve

 GROUND, Brian K U, Py/Sub Lieutenant, RNR, illness



Monday, 13 March 1939


Curlew, light cruiser

 BULL, Donald S, Boy 1c, C/J 156960, illness



Wednesday, 15 March 1939


Drake, Devonport

 JAMES, Sidney F, Act/Warrant Cook, illness



Saturday, 18 March 1939


Royal Navy

 FALKNER, Hubert E S, Act/Sub Lieutenant, illness



Sunday, 19 March 1939


Hermes, aircraft carrier

 LAMBERTH, Charles W, Stoker 1c, D/K 59731, illness


Penelope, light cruiser

 SOPP, Wilfred H, Marine, X 1136 (Po), drowned



Tuesday, 21 March 1939


Drake, Devonport

 CUMMINGS, Charles W, Ordinary Seaman, D/SSX 28928, illness


RAF Station Gosport, air crash

 O'BRIEN, Dermod D, Lieutenant, DOI



Friday, 24 March 1939


Neptune, light cruiser

 AFFON, Arthur Mc K, Petty Officer, D/J 62910, illness


Royal Navy

 FERGUSON, Robert E, Telegraphist, P/JX 134393, illness



Sunday, 26 March 1939


Pembroke, Chatham

 VAUDIN, George C, Ordnance Artificer Apprentice, C/MX 58919, illness



Tuesday, 28 March 1939


Woolwich, destroyer depot ship

 DREWERY, James E, Stoker 1c, C/KX 87003, illness



Thursday, 30 March 1939


Barham, battleship

 MURPHY, Sidney G, Able Seaman, P/JX 128569, illness



Friday, 31 March 1939


Pembroke, Chatham

 HIGGINS, Alfred G, Act/Cook, C/MX 57607, illness



Saturday, 1 April 1939


Medway, submarine depot ship

 COONEY, Joseph A, Stoker, P/KX 91806, illness


RN Hospital, Haslar

 KELLY, Charles E, Marine, 18486 (Po), illness



Monday, 3 April 1939


Birmingham, light cruiser

 BOXALL, Cyril H, Able Seaman, P/JX 135148, illness



Tuesday, 4 April 1939


Pembroke II, Chatham

 INGLIS, William H, Officer's Cook, C/MX 59002, illness


RM Chatham Division

 SMYTH, Arthur W, Marine, A 21265 (Ch), died



Sunday, 9 April 1939


Victory, Portsmouth

 FENN, Sidney, Chief Petty Officer Cook, P/M 38642, illness



Tuesday, 11 April 1939


Norfolk, heavy cruiser

 JOURDAIN, David C, Paymaster Midshipman, illness


Pembroke, Chatham

 MUIR, Robert W R, Chief Ordnance Artificer, C/MX 58260, accidentally killed


War Pathan, oiler, RFA

 CONNOR, John, Fireman, RNR, (no service number listed), illness



Thursday, 13 April 1939


Rodney, battleship

 PASCOE, Archibald J, Act/Cook, D/MX 55869, road accident, killed


Shropshire, heavy cruiser

 DANNAN, Kenneth P, Paymaster Midshipman, illness



Sunday, 16 April 1939


Royal Naval Reserve

 LAIDLAW, Henry M S, Captain, RNR, illness



Tuesday, 18 April 1939


Belfast, light cruiser

 PORTER, Thomas A, Commissioned Gunner, illness



Wednesday, 19 April 1939


Achilles, light cruiser

 LAMB, James G (rank not listed), New Zealand Division, 1430, illness



Thursday, 20 April 1939


Dwarf, submarine tender, Portsmouth

 BANKS, Jack S, Lieutenant, illness


Somali, destroyer

 BEARD, George A, Petty Officer, P/JX 127198, illness



Friday, 21 April 1939


York, heavy cruiser

 ADAMS, Frank D, Midshipman, illness



Saturday, 22 April 1939


Caledonia, Rosyth

 LEICESTER, Ian E, FAA Apprentice, FX 75561, illness



Sunday, 23 April 1939


Royal Navy

 BRICKNELL, Victor J, Able Seaman, P/J 86829, illness



Tuesday, 25 April 1939


RM HQ Chatham

 JONES, Denis J, Corporal, RM, X 765 (Ch), road accident, killed



Wednesday, 26 April 1939


Motor Torpedo Boat MTB.7

 HAYNES, William G, Able Seaman, P/J 103857, illness



Thursday, 27 April 1939


St Angelo, Malta

 ELLUL, Emmanuel, Able Seaman, E/JX 145940, accidentally killed



Friday, 28 April 1939


Merchant Navy Defence Instructional Officer, Cardiff, Wales

 DICKSON, Thomas H, Lieutenant Commander, illness



Tuesday, 2 May 1939


Royal Navy

 HENDERSON, Sir Reginald G H, Admiral, illness



Sunday, 7 May 1939


Mersey Division, RNVR

 MCCULLOCH, John, Py/Midshipman, RNVR, illness



Tuesday, 9 May 1939


Protector, netlayer

 SMITH, Henry R J, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 145036, illness



Friday, 12 May 1939


Devonport Dockyard

 CORNOCK, William C, Constable, RM Police, RMP X 355 (Ply), illness



Wednesday, 17 May 1939


Eskimo, destroyer

 PHIMINTER, Alexander, Able Seaman, C/SSX 10873, accidentally killed



Thursday, 18 May 1939


Berwick, heavy cruiser

 HALEY, James, Leading Stoker, P KX 79017, drowned



Friday, 19 May 1939


FAA, 802 Sqn, Glorious, ex-battlecruiser, aircraft carrier, air crash

 SYKES, William A, Sub Lieutenant (A), killed



Saturday, 20 May 1939


Glasgow, light cruiser

 GOY, Leslie N, Able Seaman, C/JX 138693, fell overboard, rescued, but suffered from exposure and shock, died


Hasty, destroyer

 HUTCHINSON, George M, Able Seaman, D/SSX 16796, illness



Monday, 22 May 1939


Tamar, Hong Kong

 MATTHEWS, Alfred W, Warrant Master at Arms, illness


Widgeon, patrol vessel

 MOREY, Reginald G, Petty Officer, P/J 113934, illness



Wednesday, 24 May 1939


Devonshire, heavy cruiser

 HOKINS, Llewellyn J, Stoker 2c, D/KX 95205, accidentally killed



Friday, 2 June 1939


751 Sqn, air crash

 ROBERTSON, Jack, Act/Sub Lieutenant (A), killed


Peregrine, Ford, Sussex, aircraft accident

 CHARTERIS, Hugh L, Midshipman (A), killed



Saturday, 3 June 1939


Naval Pilot's Course No.3

 THOM, James M W, Midshipman (A), road accident, killed


Pembroke, Chatham

 ROSS, Andrew, Able Seaman, C/J 115702, illness


Thetis, submarine, those on board included commanders of other submarines building at Cammell Laird, Admiralty officials, and civilian employees of Cammell Laird and Vickers Armstrong. Diving accident during final diving trials in Liverpool Bay on June 1, finally lost on the 3rd following rescue and salvage attempts. There were four survivors. Salvaged and renamed Thunderbolt, lost in action 14 March 1943

 ALLEN, William E, Leading Telegraphist, D/JX 135513

 ANKERS, Thomas, Civilian Contractor

 ARMSTRONG, James I, Civilian Contractor

 ASLETT, William H, Admiralty Civilian

 BAILEY, Frank, Admiralty Civilian

 BATH, William G, Civilian Contractor

 BATTEN, Francis B, Leading Signalman, D/JX 129058

 BEATTY, William B, Civilian Contractor

 BOLUS, Guy H, Lieutenant Commander

 BRAMBRICK, Thomas, Stoker 1c, D/KX 86324

 BRESNER, Frank R, Civilian Contractor

 BROAD, Samuel, Civilian Contractor

 BROOKE, Robert S, Leading Stoker, D/KX 81583

 BROWN, William, Civilian Contractor

 BYRNE, Alan W, Electrical Artificer 2c, P/MX 47269

 CHAPMAN, Harold, Lieutenant

 CHINN, Arnold G, Civilian Contractor

 CORNISH, George P, Chief Petty Officer, C/J 71379

 COSTLEY, James, Able Seaman, P/J 64330

 CRAGG, Horace T, Civilian Contractor

 CRAIG, James, Stoker 1c, D/KX 77855

 CRAVEN, Archibald, Civilian Contractor

 CREASEY, Jack C, Engine Room Artificer, D/MX 47691

 CROMBLEHOME, Stanley, Able Seaman, D/SSX 14810

 CROUT, Robert W, Civilian Contractor

 CUNNINGHAM, David, Act/Leading Stoker, C/KX 80547

 DILLON-SHALLAND, Harold J, Chief Stoker, P/K 58669

 DOBELLS, Gilbert H, Civilian Contractor

 DUNCAN, David N, Civilian Contractor

 DUNN, Alfred H, Stoker 1c, D/KX 86322

 ECCLESTON, Harold, Civilian Contractor

 FENNEY, James S, Leading Stoker, C/KX 81255

 FRENCH, Howard W E, Engine Room Artificer, D/MX 49582

 GARNETT, Richard N, Lieutenant Commander (Taku)

 GISBORNE, Edward, Admiralty Civilian

 GLEN, Roy D, Commissioned Engineer

 GOAD, Thomas T, Petty Officer, C/J 108935

 GRAHAM, Graham T W, Telegraphist, P/J 112924

 GREEN, Louis E, Stoker 1c, P/KX 80815

 GRIFFITHS, John, Civilian Contractor

 HAMBROOK, Walter L, Act/Leading Seaman, P/J 115289

 HAMILTON, Clifford J S, Civilian Contractor

 HARWOOD, George A, Act/Petty Officer, C/JX 134789

 HAYTER, Reginald G B, Commander (Naval Engineering Department)

 HENDERSON, Colin M H, Lieutenant (E), (Dolphin)

 HILL, Albert A F, Admiralty Civilian

 HILLS, Albert G, Stoker 1c, P/K 61207

 HOLE, Wilfred T, Stoker 1c, D/KX 80876

 HOMER, Richard, Civilian Contractor

 HOPE, John A, Act/Petty Officer, D/J 81414

 HORNE, Charles W, Admiralty Civilian

 HORSMAN, Harry R, Admiralty Civilian

 HOWELL, Harold G, Engine Room Artificer, D/MX 50785

 HUGHES, Joseph C, Petty Officer Cook, P/MX 48198

 HUNN, Leslie W, Admiralty Civilian

 JACKSON, Peter F O, Act/Chief Engine Room Artificer, C/MX 46112

 JACKSON, Stanley, Engineer Captain, (Dolphin)

 JAMISON, Antony G, Lieutenant (E), (Trident)

 KENDRICK, Edward A, Able Seaman, D/JX 157904

 KENNEY, Thomas W, Leading Stoker, C/KX 82462

 KIPLING, Robert, Civilian Contractor

 LEWIS, Edward H, Civilian Contractor

 LLOYD, Thomas C C, Lieutenant Commander (Trident)

 LONGSTAFF, Norman, Able Seaman, P/JX 132478

 LUCK, Walter A, Leading Seaman, C/JX 134188

 MATTHEWS, William A, Stoker 1c, C/KX 87674

 MITCHELL, Ernest, Petty Officer, P/J 102658

 MORGANS, James A, Able Seaman, P/JX 132797

 MORTIMER, Thomas W, Telegraphist, D/JX 138326

 ORMES, William C, Chief Engine Room Artificer, C/M 14525

 ORROCK, William, Stoker 1c, D/KX 85664

 OWEN, Walter, Civilian Contractor

 PAGE, James A, Civilian Contractor

 PENNINGTON, Lionel G, Commander (E), (Engineer in Chief’s Department)

 POLAND, William A W, Lieutenant

 QUINN, Philip L, Civilian Contractor

 READ, John A, Leading Seaman, C/J 107220

 ROBINSON, Arthur B, Civilian Contractor

 ROGERS, Frank, Able Seaman, D/JX 135735

 ROGERSON, Richard, Civilian Contractor

 RYAN, Patrick E J, Lieutenant (Trident)

 SCARTH, George L, Civilian Contractor

 SMITH, Alfred H, Leading Seaman, D/J 80062

 SMITH, Cornelius, Civilian Contractor

 SMITH, William H, Civilian Contractor

 SMITHERS, Cecil E, Act/Petty Officer, C/JX 129326

 STEVENS, Stanley W G, Leading Seaman, P/JX 135921

 STOCK, Francis H, Leading Steward, C/LX 21640

 SUMMERS, George A, Civilian Contractor

 TURNER, John H, Act/Leading Seaman, D/JX 134566

 TYLER, Donald V, Civilian Contractor

 WATKINSON, Arthur S, Civilian Contractor

 WATTERSON, William, Civilian Contractor

 WELLS, James W, Stoker Petty Officer, D/KX 81583

 WILCOX, Norman D, Mersey Pilot

 WILSON, Thomas, Able Seaman, C/JX 138072

 YATES, Albert E, Stoker 1c, D/KX 81352

 YOULES, Edward J, Act/Leading Stoker, D/KX 80198

 YOUNG, James, Civilian Contractor



Tuesday, 6 June 1939


Petrobus, petrol carrier, RFA

 PRATT, John E, Ship's Steward, (neither service number nor cause of death listed)



Thursday, 15 June 1939


Naval Pilot's Course No.3, air crash

 REED, James V, Midshipman (A), killed



Friday, 16 June 1939


Penelope, light cruiser

 GARWOOD, Richard H, Paymaster Lieutenant, illness

 MEEKER, Stanley W, Stoker 1c, KX 91301, died



Saturday, 17 June 1939


Barham, battleship

 HOBBS, John B, Boy 1c, C/JX 154987, accidentally killed



Sunday, 18 June 1939


Caledon, light cruiser

 JOHNSON, Frederick R M, Captain, illness


Eskimo, destroyer

 DURRANT, Stanley R, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 153427, illness



Wednesday, 21 June 1939


Caledonia, Rosyth

 WOOD, Henry, Boy 2c, JX 161252, illness



Sunday, 25 June 1939


Seal, minelaying submarine

 KIDD, Frederick J, Leading Steward, D/LX 21491, illness



Thursday, 29 June 1939


Hood, battlecruiser

 WOOD, William H, Lieutenant Commander, illness



July 1939



Royal Naval Reserves

 COWAP, Charles R, Captain, RNR, died, day not given in Navy List



Saturday, 1 July 1939


Codrington, destroyer leader

 MASON, Joseph H, Chief Petty Officer, D/JX 160909, illness


Pembroke, Chatham

 PALMER, Philip N, Leading Seaman, C/JX 133774, illness



Sunday, 2 July 1939


Ivanhoe, destroyer

 CARR, Robert W, Able Seaman, C/SSX 14782, accidentally killed



Monday, 3 July 1939


Dolphin, Gosport

 DRANSFIELD, Herbert, Able Seaman, D/JX 137532, road accident, killed



Tuesday, 4 July 1939


RN Hospital, Haslar

 TOWELL, Thomas, Marine, 216788 (Po), illness



Thursday, 6 July 1939


RN Hospital, Chatham

 BECK, James M, Sergeant, RM, RM Police, illness



Saturday, 8 July 1939


Javelin, destroyer

 CONNELL, James J, Stoker Petty Officer, K 63236, illness



Sunday, 9 July 1939


Afrikander, Simonstown, South Africa

 MALAFANE, Joseph, Bantie, Cape Station B 10, accidentally killed


RN Barracks Portsmouth

 JACKMAN, Maurice S, Shipwright Apprentice, MX 53959, illness



Tuesday, 11 July 1939


Kempenfelt, destroyer leader

 BAILEY, Reginald C, Stoker 1c, P/KX 91419, died



Saturday, 15 July 1939


Blanche, destroyer

 CAMERON, Robert F, Seaman, RNR, X 18393 A, road accident, killed



Monday, 17 July 1939


Londonderry, sloop

 KELLY, Ernest, Able Seaman, D/J 109116, accidentally killed



Wednesday, 19 July 1939


Matabele, destroyer

 BURCH, Ronald E, Leading Seaman, D/JX 130255, accidentally killed



Friday, 21 July 1939


Colombo, light cruiser

 LLOYD, David Marsh, Lieutenant, born 14 February 1914, No.2 Flying Training School, flying 2-seater Hawker Hart K4366, on dive-bombing practise, crashed off Bridlington, killed (thanks to Wendy (Lloyd) Bennett, 8 Oct 2011)



Tuesday, 25 July 1939


Glorious, ex-battlecruiser, aircraft carrier, flight deck accident

 LEE, Leonard, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 153690, killed


Kent, heavy cruiser

 WALKER, Robert R, Able Seaman, C/JX 138078, illness


Victory II, Portsmouth

 GILLIES, Wilfred W, Stoker 1c, P/K 60825, illness



Wednesday, 26 July 1939


Medway, submarine depot ship

 BRUNDLE, Archie L, Able Seaman, C/JX 131734, accidentally killed



Thursday, 27 July 1939


Dainty, destroyer

 WATTS, Albert W L, Leading Stoker, P/KX 83422, illness



Saturday, 29 July 1939


Garland, destroyer

 SMITH, Benjamin, Able Seaman, J 109501, illness



Sunday, 30 July 1939


Pembroke, Chatham

 APPLETON, Ernest, Able Seaman, C/SSX 18858, illness



Monday, 31 July 1939


Pembroke, Chatham

 POULTER, William C, Act/Cook, C/MX 59324, accidentally killed



Wednesday, 2 August 1939


FAA, 800 Sqn, Ark Royal, aircraft carrier, air crash, both killed

 NORMAN, William H, Act/Leading Airman, FX 76326

 WATSON, Charles E, Sub Lieutenant (A)



Friday, 4 August 1939


Royal Navy

 DOYLE, Leslie R, Boy, SS 3007, illness



Monday, 7 August 1939


Raven, Eastleigh, Southampton

 ROWLAND, John W, Able Seaman, P/JX 132292, road accident, killed



Monday, 14 August 1939


Boadicea, destroyer

 NEW, John E, Able Seaman, C/J 92566, illness



Tuesday, 15 August 1939


Warspite, battleship

 BAILEY, Samuel G W, Leading Stoker, C/KX 75436, accidentally killed



Wednesday, 16 August 1939


Malaya, battleship

 SWIFT, Stanley, Ordinary Seaman, C/SSX 21825, illness



Thursday, 17 August 1939


Drake, Devonport

 EVISON, Alfred W, Ordinary Seaman, D/SSX 30581, illness


Hood, battlecruiser

 WOOD, Frank, Engine Room Artificer, P/MX 58815, illness



Monday, 21 August 1939


Hood, battlecruiser

 PROCTOR, Donald C, Ordinary Signalman, P/JX 156557, illness


Whitley, destroyer

 JENNINGS, Thomas J, Stoker 1c, P/KX 77678, drowned



Wednesday, 23 August 1939


Tedworth, minesweeper, diving on submarine Thetis

 PERDUE, Henry O, Petty Officer, P/J 104459, accidentally killed



Saturday, 26 August 1939


Drake, Devonport

 MCCARTHY, William G, Commissioned Supply Officer, illness


FAA, 758 Sqn, Raven, Eastleigh, Southampton, air crash

 PEARCE, Henry W G, Act/Sub Lieutenant (A), killed


Royal Navy

 HUTT, Reuben J, Chief Yeoman of Signals, P/J 51430, road accident, killed



Sunday, 27 August 1939


Malaya, battleship

 KELLY, Richard R E U, Py/Lieutenant, RM, illness


Resolution, battleship

 PULLEN, George E W, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 151891, died from fall



Tuesday, 29 August 1939


Jervis, destroyer

 HUDSON, Dudley J T, Leading Steward, C/LX 20555, died


Pembroke, Chatham

 DOWDE, Thomas, Stoker Petty Officer, C/K 3294, died from result of operation



Thursday, 31 August 1939


RN Hospital, Plymouth

 ROBINSON, William H, Able Seaman, 218742, illness


Voyager (RAN), destroyer

 MENEREAU, Cecil D, Gunner, illness






Friday, 1 September 1939


Victory I, Portsmouth

 LENNON, Peter, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 150778, road accident, killed



Saturday, 2 September 1939


Cerberus (RAN), Williamston, Australia

 REILLY, Reginald S, Act/Plumber 4c, 19868 (RAN), illness


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