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Crew List of HMS Mahratta

Destroyer HMS Mahratta G23. Crew List of HMS Mahratta Photo's of the Crew: No 1-29. Photo's of the Crew: No 30-69 Photo's of the Crew: 70 and up HMS Mahratta Group Photo's No1-40. HMS Mahratta Group Photo's No 41+ Photo's of HMS Mahratta Old Newspaper Clippings Short story's about HMS Mahratta HMS Mahratta;- Service Summary 1943-44. HMS Mahratta Report and the Report on the Mahratta Swords. HMS Marksman and HMS Maratta Crest's Convoy and Operation Details 1943-44. The Russian Convoy Club; The Arctic Lookout. Jack Humble and Me at the Cove, Loch Ewe War Memorial Panels Looking for Contact with the following Family's About me and In Memory of my wife

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They have no grave but the cruel sea, 

No flowers lay at their head,

A rusting hull is their tombstone, 

Afast on the ocean bed,

We shall not forget.  

           By Bill Welch (1941-1945 The Arctic Lookout Number 33 Winter 1998)

 

HMS Mahratta's Crew List, 1943-44.

 

Please note: If you see the word maybe it means that I have only done a bit of detective work on FreeBmd site to try and find more information, and it is not 100% right, till I hear from another member of that family.

1943 EDWARD VIVIAN THOMAS: D/KX 112355  (Photo No 63)

Leading Stoker. 

Age 28.

Son of Archibald Clifford and Mary Ellen Thomas, from Cardiff.

(Died 27 September 1943, buried at Torshavn Cemetery, Faroe Islands, Grave No 204).  

1944

ROBERT JOSEPH ACKERMAN: D/JX 202937 

Able Seaman. 

Age 24.

Son of Albert and Mary Ackerman, from Ardwick, Manchester.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 85 Column 3.

HAROLD ALLEN: D/JX 369463 

Ordinary Seaman. 

Age 20.

Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Allen, from Redruth, Cornwall.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 85 Column 3.

JAMES CROMBIE ANDERSON: D/SR 63417  (Photo No 65)

Ordinary Seaman.  

Age 24.

Son of William Crombie and Helen Crombie Anderson, from Edinburgh, Scotland and husband of Alice Elsie May Anderson, from Falmouth, Cornwall.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 87 Column 3.

HOWARD HARRY ANDREWS: D/MX 106232  (Photo No 64).

Acting Leading Cook. 

Age 20.

Son of Harry and Margaret Ann Andrews, from Canton, Cardiff.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 91 Column 2.

DAVID ANNEAR:  D/JX 345082  (Photo No 12)

Able Seaman. 

Age 20.

Son of David and Gladys Annear, from St. Day, Cornwall.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 85 Column 3.

ARTHUR EDRIC JOHN AVERILL:  D/JX 178088  (Photo No 53, Group Photo No 3)

Able Seaman.  

Age 24.

Husband of Mary Elizabeth Averill, from Rugeley, Staffordshire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 85 Column 3.

WILLIAM HARRY BAGWELL: D/K 64794  

Acting Petty Officer Stoker. 

Age 37.

Son of John and Lilian Bagwell and husband of Gwendoline Betty Bagwell, from Wincanton, Somerset.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 89 Column 2.

WILLIAM MAURICE BARCLAY: R.N.V.R.    (Photo No 4)

Midshipman.

Age 19.

Son of Maurice Edward and Margaret Eleanor Barclay, from Brent Pelham, Hertfordshire. Scholar of Eton College and of Trinity College, Cambridge.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 93 Column 1.

WILLIAM BARNES: D/SSX 20221 

Able Seaman. 

Age 28.

Son of George and Susan Barnes and husband of Catherine Barnes, from Jarrow, Co. Durham.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 85 Column 3.

FRED BATER: D/SSX 32755 

Able Seaman. 

Age 26.

Son of Frederick and Ellen Bater, from Mapperley Park, Nottingham.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 85 Column 2.

ARTHUR RAYMOND BENNETT: D/JX 568214 

Ordinary Seaman 

Age (Maybe) 17 / 18 ?.

Son of William and Charlotte Bennett, from Elworth, Cheshire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 87 Column 3.

ROY BICKENSON:  D/MX 59562   (Photo No 22)

Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class. 

Age 25.

Son of John Edward and Eliza Jane Bickenson, from Hornsea, Yorkshire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 89 Column 1.

JAMES WILLIAM BLACKFORD: D/JX 322083 

Able Seaman. 

Age 21.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Peter Blackford, from Sydenham, London.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 85 Column 3.

WILLIAM BLAIKIE: D/JX 340444  

Able Seaman. 

Age 20.

Son of Robert T. and Beatrice T. Blaikie, from Berwick-on-Tweed, Northumberland.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 85 Column 3.

RONALD BLUNDELL: D/JX 367153  (Photo No 44)

Able Seaman.

Age 19.

Son of Robert and Lilian Blundell, from Fleetwood, Lancashire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 85 Column 3.

STEWART BOND: D/JX 369465 

Able Seaman.

Age 23.

Son of John Stewart and Lena Maud Bond, from Cannon's Town, Penzance, Cornwall.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 85 Column 3.

EVAN DAVID BOWEN: D/JX 288424 

Able Seaman.

Age 37.

Son of Evan and Mary Bowen, from Aberporth Cardiganshire and husband of Stella Bowen, from Pontycymmer, Glamorgan.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 85 Column 3.

KENNETH RUSSELL BOWLEY: R.N.V.R.

Lieutenant.

Age 24.

Son of Horace James and Florence May Bowley, from Chiddingly, Sussex.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 92 Column 3.

JOHN KENNETH BRACHER: D/KX 164454 

Stoker 2nd Class.

Age 19.

Son of George Edward and Florence Edna Bracher, from Nomansland, Wiltshire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 89 Column 3.

CUTHBERT BROWN: D/JX 366547  

Ordinary Seaman.

Age 18.

Son of Robert and Mary Jane Brown, from North Shields, Northumberland.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 86 Column 1.

THOMAS SMALL BRYDON: D/JX 286031  (Photo No 69)

Able Seaman.

Age 34.

Son of John and Harriet Brydon and husband of Jean Brydon, from Edinburgh.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 86 Column 1.

THOMAS ALLEN BYRNE: D/JX 349871   (Photo No 47)

Able Seaman.

Age 28.

Son of Joseph John and Emily Elizabeth Byrne and husband of Josephine Byrne, from Dundee.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 86 Column 1.

JOHN CATCHPOLE:               (Photo No 57 and Group Photo No 29)

Lieutenant.

Age 23.

Son of Comdr. Thomas John Catchpole, R.N. (died on active service, 16th Sept 1942.), and Ethel Sophia Catchpole, from Portsmouth.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 85 Column 1.

WILFRID CHRISTOPHER: D/JX 347039      (Photo No 56)

Able Seaman. 

Age 21.

Son of Fred and Edith Christopher, from Hyde, Cheshire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 86 Column 1.

JAMES CLARE: D/JX 340441 

Able Seaman.

Age 19.

Son of ____ and _____ Clare, from Little Hulton, Manchester.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 86 Column 1.

HORACE SAMUEL CORBETT: D/KX 165521 

Stoker 2nd Class.

Age 19.

Son of Samuel and Violet May Corbett, from Tipton, Staffordshire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 89 Column 3.

MERVYN CORDINER: D/JX 344751 

Able Seaman.

Age (maybe) 19 / 20 ?.

Son of John Johnstone and Mary Cordiner, from Lossiemouth, Morayshire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 86 Column 1.

REGINALD COULTHARD: D/KX 95804 

Leading Stoker.

Age 23.

Son of George and Elizabeth Ann Coulthard, from Houghton, Co Durham, and husband of Gladys Constance Coulthard from Manchester.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 89 Column 2.

ARTHUR LEONARD COX: D/JX 167882    

Able Seaman.

Age 24.

Son of ______ and _______  Cox, from Southampton.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 86 Column 1.

GEORGE FREDERICK COX: D/JX 172184       (Photo No 59).

Able Seaman.

Age 24.

Son of George Frederick. and Amy Cox, from Armley, Leeds, Yorkshire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 86 Column 1.

JOHN COX: D/KX 120020 

Stoker 1st Class.

Age 23.

Son of Charles and Hettie Cox, from Houghton, Cumberland.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 89 Column 3.

ARTHUR CRITCHLOW: D/JX 219928 

Able Seaman.

Age 21.

Son of Albert and Fanny Critchlow, from Moss Side, Manchester.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 86 Column 1.

JOSEPH CUSACK: D/KX 88717  

Stoker 1st Class.

Age 26.

Son of James Cusack and stepson of Mary Cusack, from Airdrie, Lanarkshire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 89 Column 3.

HAROLD HERBERT DABELL: D/JX 566681  (Photo No 6)

Ordinary Seaman.

Age 18.

Son of James William and Emma Dabell, from Bulwell, Nottinghamshire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 88 Column 1.

ANTHONY JOSEPH DAVIDSON: 

Lieutenant.

Age 22.

Son of Richard Eardley and Mary Honore Davidson, from Hurlingham, London.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 85 Column 1.

DAVID DAVIES: D/JX 239630  

Able Seaman.

Age 29.

Son of Edward and Emily Davies and husband of Elsie Rose Davies, from Bexleyheath, London.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 86 Column 1.

WILLIAM DAVIES: D/JX 136620 

Petty Officer.

Age 28.

Son of William Henry and Nellie Davies, from Wrexham, Denbighshire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 85 Column 2.

JOHN FREDERICK DAVIS: D/JX 367673 

Ordinary Seaman.

Age 19.

Son of Wilfred Thomas and Florence Evelyn Davis, from Woodville, Derbyshire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 86 Column 1.

ALEXANDER DEANS: D/JX 345580 

Able Seaman.

Age 21.

Son of Alexander and Elizabeth Deans, from Falkirk, Stirlingshire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 86 Column 1.

THOMAS DENNERLEY: D/JX 195060 

Able Seaman.

Age 21.

Son of _____ and _______ Dennerley, from Bury, Manchester.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 86 Column 1.

FRANK DICKINSON: D/JX 172128

Able Seaman.

Age 27.

Son of George and Emily Dickinson, from Leeds, Yorkshire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 86 Column 1.

OWEN DOOTSON: D/JX 250156 (Group Photo No 41) 

Able Seaman.

Age 20.

Son of Josiah and Margaret Dootson, from Astley, Lancashire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 86 Column 1.

HARRY WILLIAM ALFRED DOWNING: D/JX 155928 

Leading Seaman.

Age 22.

(Maybe) Son of Alfred J and Mary E. Downing, from Weymouth.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 85 Column 2.

MORRISON PERCY DREWRY: D/JX 136598 

Yeomean of Signals.

Age 28.

Son of Percy Benjamin and Lily Drewry and husband of Phyllis Marie Drewry, from Stockport, Cheshire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 88 Column 2.

ERIC ARTHUR FORBES DROUGHT: D.S.C. R.N.     (Photo No 41)

Lieut-Commander.

Age 32. (In Command).

Son of Arthur Edmund and Mabel Drought (nee Forbes), from Parkstone, Dorsetshire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 85 Column 1.

GEORGE EVANS: D/JX 340335  (Photo No 32 and Group photo No 14)

Telegraphist.

Age 20.

Son of David and Edith Evans, from Flint, North Wales.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 88 Column 3.

GLYN EVANS: D/JX 362805  (Photo No 72 and Group Photo No 39)

Able Seaman.

Age 20.

Son of Ann Jane Evans, and stepson of Robert Jones, from Llangynog, Montgomeryshire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 86 Column 2.

JOSEPH EDWIN EVANS: D/JX 250650 

Able Seaman.

Age 23.

Son of Annie Elizabeth Evans, from Harmondsworth, Middlesex.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 86 Column 2.

FRANK FOX: D/J 109779 

Petty Officer.

Age 36.

Son of _____ and ______ Fox, from Manchester.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 85 Column 2.

JAMES FOX: D/KX 106354 

Acting Leading Stoker.

Age 26.

Son of Andrew and Ellen Fox, from Leith, Edinburgh.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 89 Column 2.

JOHN FRANKLIN: C/NX 608831 

Canteen Manager.

Age 33.

Son of Francis Moss and Rose Franklin and husband of Phyllis May Franklin, from Coventry, Warwickshire.

Chatham War Memorial Panel 80.1.

FREDERICK FRY: D/JX 299038 

Acting Leading Seaman.

Age 21.

Son of Albert Victor and Sarah Elizabeth Fry, from Becontree, Essex.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 85 Column 2.

DAVID FULTON: D/JX 148091 

Able Seaman.

Age 25.

Son of Hugh and Mary Fulton, from Belfast, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 86 Column 2.

JAMES WILLIAM GALLAGHER: P/JX 571050 

Ordinary Signalman.

Age 19.

Son of James and Catherine Gallagher, from Kirkham, Lancashire.

PortsmouthWar Memorial Panel 84.2. 

MATTHEW FAIRLIE GALLOWAY: D/KX 118035 

Stoker 2nd Class.

Age 27.

Son of James McLean and Ann Fairlie Galloway, of Dundee and husband of Georgina, Galloway, from Dundee.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 89 Column 3.

GEORGE GARDNER: D/KX 162554 

Stoker 1st Class.

Age 19.

Son of _____ and _____ Gardner, from Custon House, Essex.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 89 Column 3.

HARRY GENT: D/JX 409097 

Ordinary Seaman.

Age 19.

Son of James Herbert and Nellie Gent, from Bradford, Yorkshire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 88 Column 1.

MALCOLM GWYN GEORGE: D/JX 369855  (Photo No 30)

Ordinary Seaman.

Age 20.

Son of Benjamin and Mary Sophia George,from Neath, Glamorgan.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 86 Column 2.

HARRY GIBBON: D/KX 151897 

Stoker 2nd Class.

Age 21.

Son of William James and Margaret Emily Gibbon, from Tonyrefail, Glamorgan.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 89 Column 3.

LAURENCE ERNEST REUBEN GILES: D/JX 570952 

Ordinary Seaman.

Age 18.

Son of Ernest S R and Lily C E Giles from Bristol.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 88 Column 1.

THOMAS JAMES WILLIAM GILL: D/JX 357439  

Stoker 2nd Class.

Age 21.

Son of Thomas and Jane Gill, from Bethnal Green, London.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 88 Column 1.

FREDERICK NORMAN GLADWELL: D/KX 90855 

Acting Leading Stoker.

Age 25.

Son of Thomas and Florence Gladwell, from Grimsby, Lincolnshire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 88 Column 1.

THOMAS GODFREY: D/SSX 22691 

Acting Leading Seaman.

Age 24.

Son of Patrick and Ellen Godfrey, from (Maybe) Manchester.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 85 Column 2.

CLIFFORD MERVYN HENRY GOODLIFFE: D/JX 649445 

Ordinary Seaman.

Age 17.

Son of William Albert and Charlotte Louisa Goodliffe and husband of Norah Eileen Goodliffe, from Bristol.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 85 Column 2.

ALISTAIR MURRAY GOVE: D/JX 650465 

Ordinary Seaman.

Age 19.

Son of Andrew C. and Catherine M. S. Gove, from Aberdeen.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 88 Column 1.

ALEXANDER GRAHAM: D/JX 346298  (Photo No 70 and maybe No 14 in Group Photo No 30)

Able Seaman.

Age 20.

Son of Richard and Ellen Graham, from Paisley, Glasgow Scotland.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 86 Column 2.

REGINALD PERCY GRIFFITHS: D/JX 398026 

Ordinary Seaman.

Age 20.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Griffiths and husband of Kathleen Elizabeth Griffiths, from Wolverhampton.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 86 Column 2.

ROY GRIFFITHS: D/JX 567391 

Ordinary Seaman.

Age 18.

Son of _____ and _____ Griffiths, from Caerphilly, Glamorgan.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 88 Column 1.

FREDERICK AUBREY HALL: D/LX 20019 

Petty Officer Steward.

Age 37.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Hall, from Pontymister, Risca Newport, Gwent.

(Brother Harry also killed in WW2, on 8th August 1944).

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 91 Column 2.

STANLEY HAMMOND: D/KX 129022 

Stoker 1st Class.

Age 31.

Son of Walter and Elizabeth Jane Hammond and husband of Maud Lilian Hammond, from Rawtenstall, Lancashire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 89 Column 3.

ROBERT RANDALL HARCUS: D/JX 421814  (Photo No 38)

Ordinary Seaman.

Age 19.

Son of Sinclair J. and Margaret Harcus, from Kirkwall, Orkney.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 88 Column 1.

JOHN HARRISON: D/MX 111259 

Sick Berth Attendant.

Age 19.

Son of _____ and ____ Harrison, from Manchester.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 91 Column 1.

ALASTAIR CARLOS HASKETT-SMITH:  (Photo No 73)

Lieutenant.

Age 26.

Son of Carlos and Doris Haskett-Smith, from Roehampton, London.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 92 Column 3.

KENNETH HAUGHTON: D/MX 66253 

Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class.

Age 26.

Son of Edward and Hannah Haughton, from Wigan, Lancashire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 89 Column 1.

GEORGE HICKS: D/SSX 22741 

Acting Leading Seaman.

Age 26.

Son of Robert and Evelyn Hicks, from Belfast, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 85 Column 2.

JAMES HILL: D/JX 570912  (Photo No 15)

Ordinary Seaman.

Age 18.

Son of Edward and Ellen Hill, from Haydock, St Helens, Merseyside.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 88 Column 1.

JOSEPH PETER HODGSON: D/JX 380485  (maybe in group photo no 14)

Telegraphist.

Age 20.

Son of Timothy and Jane Hodgson, from Bradford, Yorkshire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 88 Column 3.

JOSEPH HOGG: D/KX 80680  (Photo No 50)

Petty Officer Stoker.

Age 32.

Son of Joseph and Molly Hogg and husband of Edith May Hogg, from Plymouth.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 89 Column 2.

ERIC WOODTHORPE HOLDSWORTH: D/JX 248376  (maybe in group photo no 14).

Telegraphist.

Age 23.

Son of Ernest and Ethel Holdsworth, from Bradford, Yorkshire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 88 Column 3.

CHARLTON HOLLAND: D/J 81779  (Photo No 43 and Group photo No 20)

Able Seaman.

Age 43.

Son of John and Rose Holland, from Tyneham, Dorset.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 86 Column 3.

ERNEST HOLMES: D/JX 366098 

Able Seaman.

Age 20.

Son of Mrs. I. Holmes, from Benwell Towers, Newcastle-on-Tyne.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 86 Column 3.

JOHN HORNE: D/JX 559521 

Ordinary Seaman.

Age 18.

Son of Sarah Horne, from Egremont, Cumberland.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 88 Column 1.

ROBERT EDWARD MARK HOTSTON: C/NX 607429  

Cantten Manager.

Age 31.

Son of Mark and Bertha Maud Hotston and husband of Gwendoline Muriel Hotston, from Bedfont, Middlesex.

Chatham Navel War Memorial Panel 80.1.

HERBERT HOWELLS: D/JX 390227  (Photo No 76)

Ordinary Seaman.

Age 21.

Son of Herbert and Mary Grace Howells, from Ruthin, Denbighshire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 86 Column 3.

WILLIAM UPTON HOWES: D/JX 368022 

Able Seaman.

Age 20.

Son of William and Lily Howes, from Aspley, Nottingham.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 86 Column 3.

HENRY HYDER: D/JX 563330 

Able Seaman.

Age 39.

Son of Edward Richard and Mary Ann Hyder and husband of D. M. Hyder, from Westfield, Somerset.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 86 Column 3.

FRANK REDFORD HYMERS: D/JX 366026

Able Seaman.

Age 20.

(Maybe) Son of Robert A Hymers and Alice E Hymers from Newcastle upon Tyne.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 86 Column 3.

JAMES ALBERT JACKSON: D/JX 649726 

Ordinary Seaman.

Age 18.

Son of James Albert and Polly Jackson, from Solihull, Warwickshire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 88 Column 1.

JAMES JOSIAH JEWELL: D/JX 186902 

Able Seaman.

Age 24.

Son of John and May Jewell and husband of C. S. A. Jewell, from Carnmenellis. Cornwall.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 86 Column 3.

ALEXANDER JONES: D/JX 366638  (Nickname: HAWKEYE)

Able Seaman.

Age 19.

Son of John and Margaret Ann Jones, from Stockton-on-Tees, Co. Durham.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 86 Column 3.

CLARENCE JONES: D/JX 134756 

Leading Seaman.

Age 29 ?.

Son of Thomas and Louisa Jones, from Birmingham.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 85 Column 3.

FRED JONES: D/JX 570811 

Ordinary Seaman.

Age 18.

Son of William Joseph and Priscilla Jones, from West Derby, Liverpool.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 88 Column 1.

RONALD JONES: D/JX 390225 

Ordinary Seaman.

Age 20.

Son of Joseph and Clara Jones, from Willenhall, Staffordshire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 86 Column 3.

SAMUEL EDWIN JONES: D/JX 649439 

Ordinary Seaman.

Age 19.

Son of Samuel Edward and Rebecca Amelia Jones, from Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 88 Column 1.

TERENCE JONES: D/JX 649325 

Ordinary Seaman.

Age 18.

Son of Nellie Jones, from Kingsbury, Middlesex.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 88 Column 1.

WILFRED JONES: D/SSX 29580 

Able Seaman.

Age 23.

Son of John Henry and Winifred Jones and husband of F. M. Jones, from Plymouth.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 86 Column 3.

SAMUEL KEAG: D/LX 25821 

Assistant Steward.

Age 20.

Son of David and Annie Keag, from Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 91 Column 2.

ALBERT JOSEPH KELLY: D/KX 533292 

Stoker 2nd Class.

Age 18.

Son of Peter and Constance Eva Kelly, from West Hartlepool, Co. Durham.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 90 Column 2.

JOHN KELLY: D/JX 194992 

Able Seaman.

Age 33.

Son of ____ and ____ Kelly, from Manchester.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 86 Column 3.

RICHARD KELLY: D/JX 364505 

Able Seaman.

Age 19.

Son of William and Elizabeth Kelly, from Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 86 Column 3.

JAMES KERR: D/JX 435801 

Ordinary Coder.

Age 19.

Son of Edward and Matilda Kerr, from Glasgow.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 89 Column 1.

HERBERT THOMAS KEYES: D/KX 112299 

Stoker 1st Class.

Age 24.

(Maybe) Son of Herbert William Keyes and Alice Hannah Keyes from Newport Monmouthshire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 90 Column 1.

WILLIAM ALBERT FREDERICK KINGCOMBE: D/KX 137339 

Stoker 1st Class.

Age 22.

(Maybe) Son of William S J Kingcombe and Elsie L Kingcombe from Plymouth.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 90 Column 1.

KENNETH DAVID LACEY: D/MX 57667 

Acting Ordnance Artificer 4th Class.

Age 21.

Son of Lieut. Comdr. A. E. Lacey, R.N., and Mrs. W. A. Lacey, from West Moors, Dorsetshire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 90 Column 3.

RONALD JOSEPH LANE: D/JX 364666  (Photo No 55)

Able Seaman.

Age 19.

Son of George Lane and Edith Annie Lane, from Leicester.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 86 Column 3.

JOHN WILLIAM LAURIDSON: D/MX 66032  (Photo No 3)

Acting Engine Room Artificer 4th Class.

Age 21.

Son of John WilliamLauridson  and Margaret Phyllis Lauridson from Cottagers Plot, Laceby, Lincolinshire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 89 Column 1.

GEORGE RICHARD LAVERACK: P/JX 383140 

Able Seaman.

Age 16.

Son of William Laverack and Maud Laverack, from Withernsea, Yorkshire.

Portsmouth Navel War Memorial Panel 84.3

JOHN LEACH: D/JX 148099 

Acting Petty Officer.

Age 24.

Son of Emily Leach and husband of Mary Leach, from Ayr.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 85 Column 2.

HAROLD LEADBETTER: D/JX 288198 

Able Seaman.

Age 22.

Son of Harold Leadbetter and Ellen Leadbetter, from Fleetwood, Lancashire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 86 Column 3.

THOMAS GLEDWYN LEWIS: D/JX 214760 

Able Seaman.

Age 24.

Son of Morgan John Lewis and Mary Lewis, from Treorchy, Glamorgan.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 86 Column 3.

HUGH LLOYD: D/JX 204621  (Photo No 68, Group Photo No 33,34,35,36 and 37)

Signalman.

Age 24.

Son of Hugh Lloyd and Jane Lloyd, from Bangor, North Wales.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 88 Column 2.

CHARLES GEOFFREY LOADES: D/JX 567436 

Ordinary Seaman.

Age 18.

Son of Charles Harold Loades and Ethel Jessie Loades, from Loughborough, Leicestershire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 88 Column 1.

JAMES LOCKHART: D/JX 402873 

Ordinary Seaman.

Age 41.

Son of David Lockhart and Janet F. Lockhart, from Gorebridge. Midlothian, Scotland.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 86 Column 3.

BRIAN CAMPBELL MACCOY: 

Sub-Lieutenant.

Age 19.

Son of Harold Maccoy and Grace Maccoy, from Itchenor, Sussex.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 92 Column 2.

GERARD MAINEY: D/JX 126431 

Able Seaman.

Age 41.

Son of James Mainey and Elizabeth Mainey, from Seaforth, Lancashire and husband of Cathrine Mary Mainey, from Arklow, Co. Wicklow, Republic of Ireland.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 87 Column 1.

WALTER MARRIOTT: D/SSX 17621 

Leading Seaman.

Age 26.

Son of Arthur Marriott and Elizabeth Marriott and husband of Eileen Marriott, from Balby, Doncaster, Yorkshire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 85 Column 3.

WALTER JOHN MARSHALL: D/KX 78873 

Chief Stoker.

Age 39.

Husband of Jean Hay Marshall, from Shawlands, Glasgow.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 89 Column 2.

DENYS JOHN MARTIN: D/JX 368755    (Photo No 58 and Group Photo No 30,31)

Able Seaman.

Age 20.

Son of Thomas Martin and Marie Martin, from Coulsdon, Surrey.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 87 Column 1.

(His drawing of HMS Mahratta is on the ship page).

RONALD SIDNEY MASON: D/JX 390228 

Able Seaman.

Age 23.

Son of Sidney Thomas Mason and Maud Mary Mason, from Maisemore, Gloucestershire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 87 Column 1.

JAMES STANLEY MATHER: D/KX 87182  (Photo No 10)

Acting Petty Officer Stoker.

Age 30.

Son of James Mather and Rhoda Mather and husband of Vera Grace Elizabeth Mather, from Wembury, Devon.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 89 Column 2.

EDWARD WILLIAM RICHARD MATTHEWS: D/JX 125194 

Petty Officer.

Age 33.

Son of ____ and _____ Matthews, from (Maybe) Stow on the wold, Gloucestershire / Worcestershire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 85 Column 2.

JOHN LEONARD MATTHEWS: D/JX 570824 

Ordinary Seaman.

Age (maybe)  17 / 18 ?.

Son of John Cecil Matthews and Lily Rose Matthews, from Mold, Flintshire. His brother, John Hadland Matthews, also died on service.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 88 Column 1.

ARTHUR THOMAS MAWDSLEY: D/MD/X 2775  

Able Seaman.

Age 24.

Son of Mrs. E. M. Mawdsley, from Waterloo, Lancashire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 88 Column 1.

JAMES SMYTHE McADAM: D/JX 393070    (Photo No 52 Group Photo No 26) 

Able Seaman.

Age 20.

Son of John McAdam and Annie Gondie McAdam, from Irvine, Ayrshire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 86 Column 3.

WILLIAM JOSEPH McCULLAGH: D.S.C. R.N.   (Photo No 21)

Lieutenant (E).

Age 41.

Son of William McCullagh and Eva McCullagh and husband of Marita Winifred McCullagh, from Rondebosch, Cape Province, South Africa.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 85 Column 1.

DONALD FARMER McEWAN: D/JX 284313    (Photo No 25)

Able Seaman.

Age 32.

Son of Samuel McEwan and Isabella McEwan, from Glasgow.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 87 Column 1.

JAMES RITCHIE McILRAVIE; D/JX 559673 

Ordinary Seaman.

Age 18.

Son of David McIlravie and C. R. McIlravie, from Kirkcaldy, Fife.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 88 Column 1.

HUGH McINTOSH: D/JX 369628    (Photo No 20)

Able Seaman.

Age 19.

Son of Benjamin McIntosh and Mary McIntosh, from Beith, Ayrshire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 87 Column 1.

JOHN FULTON McKINLAY: D/JX 435807 

Coder.

Age 19.

Son of David McKinlay and Catherine S. G. McKinlay, from Greenock, Renfrewshire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 89 Column 1.

EDWARD McLAREN: D/MX 56602 

Leading Cook (S).

Age 24.

Son of ____ and ____ McLaren, from Manchester.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 91 Column 2.

DUNCAN McMILLAN: D/JX 304533    (Photo No 17 and Group photo No 3)

Able Seaman.

Age 20.

Son of Duncan McMillan and Mary McMillan, from Baillieston, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 87 Column 1.

Dr (Peter) FOSTER MOVERLEY McRAE:   (Photo No 11)

Surgeon Lieutenant. R.N.V.R

Age 28.

Son of Sydney Spencer Redgrave Moverley and Sophie Moverley McRae. M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. from _______, Somerset.

(Dr. Foster Moverley ('Peter') McRae who played 25 matches for Somerset between 1936 and 1939.)

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 93 Column 1.

KENNETH MEREDITH: D/JX 612631  (Photo No 46 and Group photo No 22 ,23)

Ordinary Seaman.

Age 19.

Son of William James Meredith and Violet Meredith, from Abercynon, Glamorgan.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 88 Column 1.

JOHN MONAGHAN: D/JX 184029  (Photo No 51 and Group Photo No 26,27 )

Able Seaman.

Age 25.

Son of William Monaghan and Esther Monaghan, from Stevenson Aryshire Scotland, and husband of Mary P. Monaghan, from Aberfan, Glamorgan.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 87 Column 1.

BASIL MONKS: D/SSX 26670 

Acting Leading Seaman.

Age 25.

Son of Leonard Miller Monks and Elizabeth Monks, from Lancaster.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 85 Column 3.

DAVID LEWIS MORGAN: D/KX 528819  (Photo No 1)

Stoker 2nd Class.

Age 37. (should be 38, born 30-11-1905).

Son of Evan Morgan and Mary Ann Morgan and husband of Blodwen Ann Morgan, from Caerau, Maesteg Glamorgan.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 90 Column 2.

ARTHUR WILLIAM MORRIS: D/KX 132400 

Stoker 1st Class.

Age 22.

Son of ____ and ____ Morris, from Cobridge, Stoke on trent, Staffordshire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 90 Column 1.

JOHN MORRISON: D/JX 135061 

Acting Petty Officer.

Age 29.

Son of John Morrison and Mary J. Morrison and husband of Mary G. Morrison, from Edinburgh.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 85 Column 2.

EDWARD MORTON: D/SSX 23393 

Able Seaman.

Age 23.

Son of Edward Morton and Francis Morton, from ________.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 87 Column 1.

ALFRED HUGH MUNDY: D/JX 390218 (Photo No 75)

Able Seaman.

Age 21.

Son of Frank  Mundy and Elizabeth Mundy from Llanelli, South Wales.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 87 Column 1.

ROBERT ANTHONY MURPHY: D/JX 288185 

Able Seaman.

Age 23.

Son of Robert Murphy and Ellen Murphy, from Glasgow.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 87 Column 1.

ALBERT NEILLY: D/JX 153420    (maybe in group photo no 14)

Petty Officer Telegraphist.

Age 37.

Son of Joseph B Neilly and Martha Neilly, from Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 88 Column 3.

LEONARD NEWBERRY: D/JX 365423 

Able Seaman.

Age 20.

Son of William Edwin Percy Newberry and Beatrice Newberry, from Leicester.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 87 Column 1.

GEORGE OAKES: D/JX 202473     (Photo No 27 and Group photo No 10)

Able Seaman.

Age 26.

Son of Albert Victor Oakes and Rebecca Oakes, from Dudley, Worcestershire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 87 Column 1.

ROBERT CHARLES OATLEY: D/KX 528704 

Stoker 2nd Class.

Age 18.

Son of Albert Oatley and Nellie E. Oatley, from Bath, Somerset.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 90 Column 2.

JOHN LAURENCE O'CARROLL: D/MX 66752  (Photo No 24)

Electrical Artificer 4th Class.

Age 23.

Son of John Henry O'Carroll and Mary Emily O'Carroll, from Stretford Manchester. 

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 90 Column 3.

WILLIAM JOHN O'ROURKE: D/KX 146400 

Acting Stoker 1st Class.

Age 21.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew O'Rourke, from Bootle, Lancashire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 90 Column 1.

PETER ROBERT OWEN: D/JX 650234 

Ordinary Seaman.

Age 19.

Son of William R and Gladys Owen, from Bristol.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 88 Column 1.

EDWARD JAMES PARPWORTH: D/JX 251026  (Photo No 5)

Signalman.

Age 20.

Son of Harold Frederick Parpworth from Brentford Middlesex, and husband of Thelma Parpworth, from Redruth, Cornwall.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 88 Column 2.

WILLIE PEARSON: D/LX 28210 

Steward.

Age 35.

Son of Abner Pearson and Lily Pearson and husband of Amy Pearson, from Golcar, Yorkshire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 91 Column 2.

PHILIP ELFORD PENTON: D/JX 569583  (Photo No 33)

Wireman.

Age 18.

Son of William Henry Penton and Martha Eliza Penton, from Coalpit Heath, Gloucestershire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 91 Column 1.

ALLEN WALTER PERRY: D/JX 565141 

Ordinary Seaman.

Age 18.

Son of Walter Allen Perry and Margaret Bella perry, from Uxbridge Middlesex.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 88 Column 1.

ARCHIBALD PERRY: D/J 100622  (Photo No 77)

Petty Officer.

Age 39.

Son of William Perry and Alice Perry and husband of Lilian Violet Perry, from Stoke, Devonport.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 85 Column 2.

JOHN THOMAS PETERS: D/JX 366084 

Able Seaman.

Age 31.

Son of _____ and _____ Peters, from Malreward, Clutton, Somerset.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 87 Column 1.

EDWARD WILLIAM PHILLIPS: D/JX 567177    (Photo No 35)

Ordinary Seaman.

Age 18.

Son of William Phillips and Florence Phillips, from Newport, Monmouthshire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 88 Column 2.

WALTER HENRY PHILLIPS: D/KX 139791 

Stoker 2nd Class.

Age 20.

Son of William Phillips and Ernestine Phillips and husband of Joan Louise Phillips, from Stonebridge, Middlesex.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 90 Column 1.

RICHARD PRICE: D/KX 112970 

Stoker 1st Class.

Age 24.

Son of _____ and _____ Price, from Cardiff, Glamorgan.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 90 Column 1.

RICHARD HUMPHREY PRING: D/KX 77452 

Stoker 1st Class.

Age 36.

Son of Edward Humphrey Pring and Sarah Jane Pring and husband of Gwendoline Pring, from Newport, Monmouthshire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 90 Column 1.

DONAL MORGAN PROSSER: D/MX 103134 

Leading Writer.

Age 21.

Son of Major. Frank Atkinson Prosser and Olive Prosser, from Prescot.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 91 Column 1.

ROBERT ALFRED PURDOM: D/JX 567385 

Ordinary Seaman.

Age 19.

Son of Francis Edgar Purdom and Dorothy Edith Purdom, from Carshalton, Surrey.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 88 Column 2.

HORACE RAMPLIN: D/KX 99267    (Photo No 23)

Stoker 1st Class.

Age 25.

Son of Frederick Oliver Ramplin and Margaret Ellen Ramplin, from Hutton Henry, Co. Durham.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 90 Column 1.

STANLEY HUBERT RANDELL: D/JX 393273    (Photo No 39)

Able Seaman.

Age 20.

Son of Frank Durham Randell and Ethel Margaret Randell, from St. Thomas, Swansea.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 90 Column 1.

MARTIN LUTHER REES: D/JX 350214 

Able Seaman.

Age 22.

Son of Gwyn Thomas Rees and Edlina Rees, from Tumble, Carmarthenshire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 87 Column 2.

MERVIN JOHN RETALLICK: D/JX 368216 

Acting Able Seaman.

Age 20.

(Maybe) Son of William S Retallick and Claudia Retallick, from Newport Monmouthshire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 87 Column 2.

FREDERICK GEORGE RICE: D/JX 393279  (Photo No 62)

Acting Able Seaman.

Age 20.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Rice, from Newport, Monmouthshire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 87 Column 2.

THOMAS CHARLES RICHARDS: D/J 51901  

Leading Seaman.

Age 43.

Son of Timothy Richards and Ada Richards and husband of Mary Novello Richards, from Bryncethin, Glamorgan.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 85 Column 3.

JOHN RICKARD: D/SKX 67   (Photo No 67)

Acting Leading Stoker.

Age 21.

Son of Cyril Rickard and Lilian May Rickard, from Wadebridge, Bodmin, Cornwall.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 90 Column 1.

WILLIAM HUBERT RICKARD: D/MX 53424  (Photo No 66)

Ordnance Artificer 2nd Class.

Age 29.

Son of William and Jane Rickard, from St Austell.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 90 Column 3.

LOUIS WILLIAM RIGG: D/KX 116500 

Leading Stoker.

Age 24.

(Maybe) Son of William J.W Rigg and Mary E. Rigg, (Maybe) from Ulverston, Lancashire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 89 Column 2.

ALUN ROBERTS: D/JX 366738  

Ordinary Seaman.

Age 19.   

Son of Evan Roberts and Henrietta Roberts, from West Kirby Merseyside.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 87 Column 2.

GEORGE GLYNDWR ROBERTS: D/JX 567420 

Ordinary Seaman.

Age 18.

Son of George Oliver Roberts and Bessie Roberts, from Llanelli, Carmarthenshire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 88 Column 2.

GEOFFREY ROBINSON: D/JX 418190 

Ordinary Seaman.

Age 18.

Son of James Robinson and Dora Robinson, from Stockport, Cheshire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 88 Column 3.

ERIC JOHN ROWAN BEM RN: D/MX 46046 

Chief Engine Room Artificer.

Age 32.

Son of Bertram Fraser Rowan and Annie Rowan, from Sutton, Surrey.

(His BEM was gazetted on 28th September 1943, for his leadership and resource in the engine room, when HMS Avon Vale was seriously damaged on 23rd January 1943, his award was sent to next of kin as he lost his life on HMS Mahratta before the award came through).

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 89 Column 1.

FREDERICK ROYCROFT: D/J 93960   (Photo No 48)

Leading Seaman.

Age 40.

Son of Edward Roycroft and Sarah Roycroft, from Schull, Cork, Ireland.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 87 Column 2.

VINCENT JOSEPH SARGENT: D/JX 648400 

Ordinary Seaman.

Age 19.

Son of Alfred John Sargent and Jessie Sargent, from Bloxwich, Staffordshire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 88 Column 2.

STANLEY SCOTT: D/LX 22418   (Photo No 16)

Leading Steward.

Age 30.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Scott and husband of Hilda May Scott, from Lenton, Nottingham.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 91 Column 2.

BERT HOWARD SESTON: D/JX 649720 

Ordinary Seaman.

Age 18.

Son of Charles Joseph Seston and Ellen Annie Seston, from Birmingham.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 88 Column 2.

ALBERT EDWARD SMITH: P/JX 572707   (maybe in group photo no 14)

Ordinary Telegraphist.

Age 18.

Son of Thomas Walter Smith and Pheobe Jane Smith, from Hornchurch, Essex.

Portsmouth Navel War Memorial Panel 84.3.

GEORGE EDWARD SMITH: D/JX 199321 (known as Smithy) (Photo No 74)

Signalman.

Age 23.

Son of George Horace Smith and Florence Smith, from Nottingham.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 88 Column 2.

(Photo from Aviva Archives, as he worked for Nowrich Union Fire Insurance Socitey ltd) 

LEONARD STANLEY SMITH: D/JX 369200 

Ordinary Seaman.

Age 21.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Smith, from Bow, London.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 87 Column 2.

JAMES RONALD SPEAKMAN: D/JX 396029 

Ordinary Seaman.

Age 19.

Son of Harry Speakman and Elsie Speakman, from Astley, Lancashire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 87 Column 2.

HUGH STARKEY: D/JX 348519  (Photo No 18)

Acting Able Seaman.

Age 21.

Son of Hugh Starkey and Jane Starkey, from Clydebank, Scotland. 

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 87 Column 2.

IAN LEONARD STONEHOUSE: C/NX 607432 

Canteen Assistant.

Age 18.

Son of George K Stonehouse and Christina Stonehouse, from Edinburgh, Scotland.

Chatham Navel War Memorial Panel 80.1.

ALBERT SULLIVAN: D/SMX 703408 

Ordanance Mechanic 4th Class.

Age 30.

Son of ______ and _____ Sullivan, from Salford. Manchester.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 90 Column 3.

ALLAN RICHARD TALBOYS:

Gunner.

Age 30.

Son of Richard Edwin Talboys and Alice Talboys and husband of Audrey Lilian Talboys, from Weymouth, Dorsetshire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 85 Column 1.

DOUGLAS HOWARD TALLIS: D/JX 562026 

Ordinary Seaman.

Age 19.

Son of Hubert Henry Tallis and Nancy Victoria Tallis, from Stratford-on-Avon.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 88 Column 2.

FRED TAYLOR: D/JX 151359 

Petty Officer.

Age 34.

Son of Harry Taylor and Gertrude Taylor and husband of Marjorie Harriet Taylor, from Old Trafford, Lancashire.

(Was picked up as a survivor, but died shortly afterwards and was buried at sea).

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 85 Column 2.

LEONARD ALBERT TAYLOR: D/JX 214748   (Photo No 29 and Group photo 12, 13)

Able Seaman.

Age 23.

Son of Stanley James Taylor and Eliza Alice Taylor, from Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 87 Column 3.

RAYMOND TAYLOR: D/J 32420 

Leading Seaman.

Age 45.

Son of Ernest Arthur Taylor and Mary Elizabeth Taylor from Kingston. (Middlesex / Surrey)

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 85 Column 3.

RICHARD IVAN THATCHER: P/MX 124831   (maybe in group photo no 14)

Acting Petty Officer Radio Mechanic.

Age 20.

(maybe)Son of Noel F Thatcher and Doris A Thatcher, from the Bristol area.

Portsmouth Navel War Memorial Panel 86.3.

REGINALD ARTHUR THOMPSON: D/KX 96313 

Stoker 1st Class.

Age 30.

Son of Charles Thompson and Ella Thompson and husband of Phyllis May Thompson, from Taunton Somerset.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 90 Column 1.

EDWARD THORNE: D/JX 364264 

Able Seaman.

Age 20.

Son of Edward Thorne and Lily Thorne, from Bristol.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 87 Column 3.

REGINALD THORNTON: D/JX 395992 

Ordinary Seaman.

Age 20.

Son of Harold Thornton and Nellie Thornton, from Runcorn, Cheshire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 87 Column 3.

JACK THORPE: D/JX 171933  (Photo No 9)

Able Seaman.

Age 25.

Son of George Thorpe and Florance Thorpe and husband of Annie Thorpe, from Holborn, London.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 87 Column 3.

DESMOND GEORGE TITMUS: D/JX 395060 

Ordinary Seaman.

Age 19.

Son of Henry James Titmus and Irene Titmus, from Wembley, Middlesex.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 88 Column 2.

RONALD TOKELL: P/JX 572709  (Photo No 54 and maybe group photo no 14 front row far right.)

Ordinary Telegraphist.

Age 19.

Son of Frederick S Tokell and Mary E. Tokell, of Whitley Bay, Northumberland.

Portsmouth Navel War Memorial Panel 84.3.

CYRIL UNDERWOOD: D/JX 396079 

Ordinary Seaman.

Age 19.

Son of Harold George Underwood and Florence Elizabeth Underwood, from South Yardley, Warwickshire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 87 Column 3.

ALFRED HENRY URMSTON: D/SSX 21935  (Photo No 13 and Group photo 4,5 and 6)

Able Seaman.

Age 28.

Son of Thomas Urmston and Louisa Urmston, from Leigh, Lancashire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 87 Column 3.

JOHN WILLIAM WADDELL: D/KX 81347  (Photo No 45 and Group photo 21)

Leading Stoker.

Age 33.

Son of William Waddell and Agnes Smith Waddel, from Galashiels Scotland.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 89 Column 3.

CYRIL JOHN WAIT: D/JX 397706 

Ordinary Seaman.

Age 20.

Son of Arthur Edgar Wait and Bertha Wait, from Cleeve, Somerset.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 87 Column 3.

RAYMOND SAMUEL WAITE: D/MX 101441 

Cook (S).

Age 21.

Son of Sidney Herbert Waite and Anne Waite, from Trealaw, Glamorgan.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 91 Column 2.

WILLIAM JOHN SYDNEY WAKEM: D/MX 93999 

Cook (O).

Age 20.

Son of Sydney Wakem and Winifred Wakem, from Liskeard, Cornwall.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 91 Column 2.

WALTER WATSON: D/KX 82188    (Photo No 36)

Petty Officer Stoker.

Age 30.

Son of William Watson and Mary Watson, from Evenwood Nr Bishop Auckland, Co Durham, and Husband of Betty Watson, from Keyham, Devonport.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 89 Column 2.

GREVILLE FREDERICK WEBB: D/JX 404670  (maybe in group photo no 14)

Ordinary Telegraphist.

Age 19.

Son of Archibald William Webb and Elsie Kate Webb, from Dursley, Gloucestershire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 89 Column 1.

JACK WALTER WELCH: D/KX 119893   (Photo No 26 and Group photo 9)

Acting Leading Stoker.

Age 22.

Son of George Welch and Gladys Stevens Welch, from Manchester.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 89 Column 3.

ROY WENHAM: D/JX 396031    (Photo No 31)

Able Seaman.

Age 19. 

Son of George Thomas Wenham  and Mary Wenham, from Barton upon Irwell, Lancashire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 87 Column 3.

JAMES ERNEST WENN: D/JX 453539 

Ordinary Seaman.

Age 19.

Son of Ernest Wenn and Eliza Ann Wenn, from Withernsea, Yorkshire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 88 Column 2.

HORACE THOMAS WEST: D/MX 103255 

Supply Assistant.

Age 23.

Son of Thomas Henry West and Elizabeth Mary West,fromf Coventry.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 91 Column 2.

JOHN WHEATLEY: D/JX 420391  

Ordinary Seaman.

Age 18.

Son of John Wheatley and Thirza Wheatley, from Nottingham.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 88 Column 2.

GERALD KEITH WHYLES: D/JX 568160 

Ordinary Seaman.

Age 18.

Son of William Whyles and Nelly Whyles, from Manton, Worksop, Nottinghamshire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 88 Column 2.

JOHN CHARLES WIGHT: D/JX 208770    (Photo No 40)

Able Seaman.

Age 33.

Son of John Charles Wight and Catherine Wight and husband of Phoebe Marietta Wight, from Ystradgynlais, Brecknockshire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 87 Column 3.

MAURICE BENNETT WILLIAMS: D/JX 567526 

Ordinary Seaman.

Age 18.

(Maybe) Son of Maurice F Williams and Henrietta Williams, from Devonport

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 88 Column 2.

ROBERT GRIFFITHS WILLIAMS: D/KX 528871 

Stoker 2nd Class.

Age 40.

Son of Moses Williams and Sarah Williams, from (Maybe) from North Wales Area. 

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 90 Column 3.

WALTER CLARENCE WILLIAMS: D/MX 65862 

Petty Officer Supply.

Age 25.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Williams, from Falmouth, Cornwall.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 91 Column 1.

DAVID FRASER WILSON: D/JX 302334 

Able Seaman.

Age 21.

Son of James Wilson and Ann Fraser Wilson, from Newmains, Lanarkshire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 87 Column 3.

JOSEPH WILSON: D/JX 139077 

Acting Chief Petty Officer.

Age 27.

Son of James Wilson and Agnes Wilson and husband of M. E. Wilson, from Swilly, Plymouth.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 85 Column 2.

JAMES WOLSTENHOLME: D/KX 100477 

Leading Stoker.

Age 25.

Son of _____ and _____ Wolstenholme, from Accrington. Lancashire. 

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 89 Column 3.

THOMAS LESLIE WRIGHT: D/JX 304600  (Photo No 34 and Group photo 15)

Able Seaman.

Age 21.

Son of Thomas Frederick Wright and Henrietta Wright, from Kirkdale, Liverpool.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 87 Column 3.

WILLIAM NORMAN WRIGHT:

Gunner.

Age 35.

Son of John William Wright and Harriet Wright and husband of Winifred Blanch Wright, from Swindon, Wiltshire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 85 Column 1.

KENNETH WYLD: D/MX 110280 

Cook (S).

Age 20.

Son of George Augustus Wyld and Phyllis Mary Wyld, from Whaley Bridge, Cheshire.

Plymouth War Memorial Panel 91 Column 2.

 

Names of the Survivors from the sinking in 1944.

* Leslie G Bloodworth D/JX416339 from Bristol, age 18, Gunner. (Died 1996). (Maybe on Group Photo No 40)

* Harold Brameld D/KX162007  Stoker 1st Class.  (Died 1991) (Photo No 61 and maybe Group Photo No 40)

* Ronald Collins D/KX595733 from Windsor Berkshire, Stoker 2nd Class. (Photo No 71 and Group Photo No 40)

* Alex Duff D/MX61093.  (maybe Group Photo No 40)

* Harry Fowler D/JX365863, Able Seaman. (maybe Group Photo No 40)

* Frederick A Gaines D/KX101319 Leading Stoker.  (Died 1967) (maybe Group Photo No 40)

* Robert Hall Petty Officer. (maybe Group Photo No 40)

   Fred Hill. from Liverpool. (Photo No 28 and Group photo No 11 and maybe group photo No 40)

(After the sinking he join the Army and came a Corporal).

* John (Jack) D Humble D/JX579590 from Durham.  age 18  Gunner. (Photo No 2 and Group Photo No 40)

(After the sinking he join the Army and came a Corporal).

* Joseph McCarthy D/KX19523  Stoker 1st Class. (Maybe. Group Photo No 40)

* William G McDonald, D/FX 103544  Able Seaman. (Maybe Group Photo No 40)

* Charles Old D/KX82182, Sub Petty Officer. (Maybe Group Photo No 40)

* John F Rees D/JX365090,  Able Seaman  (maybe) from Wales. (Maybe Group Photo No 40)

* Alfred Scott D/KX104230  Leading Stoker 1st Class. (Maybe Group Photo No 40)

* Charles Smith D/KX82703, Sub Petty Officer. (maybe Group Photo No 40)

* Thomas F Tomkins, D/SSX27960, Leadng Seaman, from Abercragan, Cymmer Nr Port Talbot. (Photo No 19 and Group Photo No 40)

* Frederick Paul Wolstenholme,D/JX 368608, Able Seaman, a e 19,from Urmston, Lancashire. (Died 1996) (Photo No 7 and maybe. Group Photo No 40)

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Sailors that was taken off HMS Mahratta sometime before her last convoy run.

Reginald Raymond Appleton D/JX 306921, from St Helens, Lancashire,  Able Seaman. Served on the ship betwen 22-3-43 to 16-2-44.

Edwin Astin D/JX417743, from Bradford, Yorkshire, age 17. Able seaman. (Photo No 14 and Group photo No 1).     Served on the ship between 22-3-1943 to 11-2-1944.  

Albert Beaumont JX417750 Able Seaman

William (Jock) Brackenridge,  Stoker, Scotland.

Jim Gladwin, from Barlborough near Chesterfield, was taken off HMS Mahratta before the last convoy. (Died 2008)

W M Griffiths, D/JX 552062, from Porthmadog North Wales. 

John Higgs, from Coventry, served on ship from 22-3-1943 until 27-1-1944. (Photo No 37 and Group Photo No 14, 15 and 16)

Anthony Inderwick, Sub-Lt served on HMS Mahratta, served from March 1943 till Novermber 1943 when he was hospitalised, his replacement did not survive.   (Photo No 49)   

J Johnstone, from Barrow in Furness. was transfered to Trumpeter for a signals course, just before JW57 sailed.

Samuel Lowe SSX33714 Able Seamen

Walter Marriott SSX17621 Temporary Acting Leading Seaman

George Theobald, DJX396004 Able Seaman from Birkenhead, Merseyside, served on the ship between 22-3-1943 and 11-2-1944, was transferred with two other sailors to do a asdic course (Photo No 42 and group photo 18 and 19)

Alfred Norman Thomas JX552098  Acting Able Seaman, from Pembrokeshire

Evan Glyndwr Thomas MX604491  Probationary Supply Assistant, from Cardiff.

Peredur ? Morgan Thomas JX552098 Ordinary Seaman, from Bangor North Wales.

William Adolphus Keith Thomas JX302347 Able Seaman                                         Maybe born JFM 1924 Llandilofawr Carmarthenshire. Mothers maiden name Perks.

Ron Wheway, from Derby, age 21, Stoker 1st Class, served on HMS Mahratta, but was taken off in Iceland with bad Appendix, during the start of convoy JW-57 in Feb 1944. (Photo No 8).

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Other sailor,s that might have served on HMS Mahratta: these names appear on the drawing, that Denys Martin did and sent home.

JIMMY WA (Panic)

If you know any one, please email me at hoare63@yahoo.co.uk and state HMS Mahratta as subject.

There was 17 survivors that was picked up by HMS Impulsive, I  have the survivors list from the 29th Feb 1944. 1 died shortly afterwards and was buried at sea.

Only headstone linked to HMS Mahratta: Edward Vivian Thomas.

Placed in the sea, by another family member, to remember the crew of HMS Mahratta.

They shall not grow old, as we who are left grow old,

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn,

At the going down of the sun and in the morning.

We will remember them.