THE ROYAL NAVY 1900 - 1979

The names of persons on this Index have been gathered at random from a variety of sources. Further names will be added and from time to time updated versions will be posted.

The date for the final withdrawal of British Forces from Malta was set for the 31st March 1979. Rear Admiral Oswald Cecil, the last Commander of British Forces was given the responsibility for making all the preparations. The guided missile destroyer HMS London dropped anchor in Grand Harbour on the 12th March, and the Admiral transferred his flag from Fort St. Angelo (HMS St.Angelo), to the destroyer. Over the next two weeks he oversaw a series of farewell events, culminating with a ceremony at the Freedom Monument in Vittoriosa just prior to midnight on the 31st. A young sailor from HMS London lowered the Union Jack, and a Maltese dockyard worker raised the Maltese flag.

The weather took a turn for the worse, but nevertheless the quaysides and the bastions of Valletta were crowded next morning when the HMS London sailed out of Grand Harbour. The ship’s company lined the decks, the Royal Marines band played on the quarterdeck, and Admiral Cecil took his place on the bridge saluting the waving crowds. So after 180 years the Royal Navy said ‘Goodbye’ to Malta

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Lieutenant D.A.B. ABDY, Commanding Officer of HM Submarine P32, 10th Submarine Flotilla, in 1941. The submarine was lost in August 1941

 

Frank Roland ABEL, Lieutenant (S) Royal Navy, R.N. Barrack, Valletta, September 1948. The son of Thomas Roland Abel, born in London

 

F.J. ABELL, SA, died 19th December 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Neptune. His ship was added to Force K, which was formed to attack enemy merchant ships taking supplies from Italy to North Africa.  On the 19th at 01.06 his ship struck a mine on the port side, the other ships in the Fleet thought the explosion was caused by a torpedo fired by a submarine, but very quickly as they dispersed they realised that they were in an Italian minefield. HMS Neptune was drifting and hit two more mines in quick succession. Though other ships were ordered to render help to the stricken cruiser, they themselves were being damaged by mines and were unable to get close enough. A fourth mine caused the ship to heel over to port and rapidly sink. Only one man from a crew of 550 survived 

 

Margaret ABINETT, the wife of David Abinett, Engine Room Artificer, Royal Navy, gave birth to a daughter in February 1960

 

Roy Edward ABRAM, aged 23 years, bachelor, L.E.M., R.N., HMS Lofoten, the son of Robert Edward Abram, married 17th June 1950, to Sheila Dorothy McINNES, aged 18 years, spinster, the daughter of Norman McInnes, Chief Coxswain, R.N.

 

Joan ACWORTH, born 26th May 1914, the daughter of Phyllis Doreen and Lieutenant Bernard Acworth, Royal Navy

 

Edward J. ADAMS, Petty Officer 1st Class, married, aged 33 years, born Alton, Hampshire, on board HMS Surprise in March 1901

 

A.W. ADAWAY, AB, died 22nd March 1942, on the destroyer HMS Kingston. The ship was later taken into the drydock for repair where she was severley damaged by German bombing on 11th April, and was subsequently sunk as a blockship

 

R. ADDISON, Writer, died on the destroyer HMS Jersey when it struck a mine at the entrance to Grand Harbour on 2nd May 1941

 

Emanuel AGIUS, Steward, E/LX23547, died 9th June 1940, on board the Aircraft Carrier HMS Glorious, when his ship was sunk off the Norwegian Coast by the German Battleships Gneisenau and Scharnhorst

 

J. AGIUS, Canteen Manager, died on the destroyer HMS Mohawk, when it was sunk by enemy fire 16th April 1941

 

John AGIUS, Steward, E/LX23361, died 18th April 1941, on board the Convoy ship Fiona, when it was bombed off the Egyptian coast

 

Joseph AGIUS, Petty Officer Steward, E/LX20734, died 21st May 1941, on board the destroyer HMS Juno, which was sunk by German aircraft off the island of Crete

 

Jillian Ann AIGLES, born 9th November 1935, the daughter of Marguerite Lilian and Lionel William Lendon Aigles, Lieutenant, HMS Wild Swan. Mediterranean Destroyer Flotilla, Malta. Baptised by the Reverend Ronald Collins, Chaplain R.N., at St.Michael’s Chapel, Malta Dockyard

 

George Ivor Lockyear AINSWORTH, born 10th November 1905, the son of Annie and Frank Sydney Ainsworth, Engineer Lieutenant, R.N.

 

G.G. AITKEN, AB, died 15th June 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Airedale. His ship was part of the escort for the Convoy ‘Vigorous’ from Alexandria, protecting eleven merchant ships. During the afternoon of the 15th the Convoy was attacked by German dive-bombers, and no less than twelve aircraft targeted HMS Airedale, and left it a smouldering wreck. The after end was completely gone and it is believed that her own ammunition or depth charge store had exploded

 

June ALLEN, the wife of Lieutenant Colin Allen, Royal Navy, gave birth to a son in March 1960

 

Bernard Kenneth James AKERS, aged 23 years, bachelor, Telegraphist, R.N., HMS Sanguine, the son of William Norman Akers, married 24th October 1953, to Jeannette Margaret HAWKEY, aged 22 years, spinster, Leading Wren, the daughter of Percy Hawkey

 

William Aaron ALBISTON, aged 23 years, bachelor, Leading Telegraphist, HMS Egmont, the son of William Charles Albiston, married 28th May 1921 to, Vera Nicolaevna KRASNOFF, aged 24 years, spinster, the daughter of Nicolas Krasnoff

 

Arthur J. ALDEN, Petty Officer 1st Class, single, aged 25 years, born Marlesford, Suffolk, on board HMS Surprise in March 1901

 

Married 20th October 1956, Denis Lesley ALDERSON, HMS Jamaica, the son of William Smith Alderson, to Mary Teresa RODDY, of Liverpool, the daughter of James Robert Roddy

 

Thomas Alfred ALDOUS, aged 23 years, bachelor, Sick Bay Attendant, R.N., HMS Ranpura, the son of William Henry Aldous, married 28th March 1953, to Irene STEPHENSON, aged 21 years, spinster, V.A.D. Nurse, the daughter of John Rhodes Stephenson

 

L.F.E. ALDRIDGE, Lieutenant (A), RNVR, of HMS St. Angelo, the Naval Shore base, died 22nd September 1941

 

Married 5th November 1929, Caledon Charles ALEXANDER, aged 34 years, bachelor, Lieut-Commander, HM Submarine L.18, the son of Harvey Alexander, to Irene Lettice GARNONS-WILLIAMS, aged 25 years, spinster, the daughter of Aylmer Herbert Garnons-Williams, R.N.

 

Francis John ALEXANDER, aged 28 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, R.N., the son of Francis Alexander, Brewer, married 8th February 1912 to, Winifred Lucy SIMONS, aged 23 years, spinster, the daughter of Vice-Admiral Ernest Alfred Simons, R.N.

 

J. ALEXANDER, Stoker 2nd Class, died on the destroyer HMS Mohawk, when it was sunk by enemy fire 16th April 1941

 

Emma Edith ALLISON, married 2nd November 1933, the youngest daughter of Agnes and Andrew Allison, to Charles Hussey, R.N.

 

R. ALLAN, OD, HMS Talbot, the submarine base, died 13th February 1942

 

A.C. ALLEN, Leading Signaller, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

F.J.C. ALLEN, Commander, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

June ALLEN, the wife of Lieutenant Colin Allen, R.N., gave birth to a son in March 1960

 

Sub-Lieutenant Peter Russell Hay ALLEN, lost his life in the HM Submarine Upholder, on 14th April 1942 whilst on the twenty-fifth patrol

 

W.L. ALLEN, Stoker 1st Class, died 15th June 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Airedale. His ship was part of the escort for the Convoy ‘Vigorous’ from Alexandria, protecting eleven merchant ships. During the afternoon of the 15th the Convoy was attacked by German dive-bombers, and no less than twelve aircraft targeted HMS Airedale, and left it a smouldering wreck. The after end was completely gone and it is believed that her own ammunition or depth charge store had exploded

 

Dudley Jeffery Hynman ALLENBY, born 8th January 1903, the son of Edith Mabel and Frederick Claude Hynman Allenby, Commander, Royal Navy

 

Adrian George ALLGOOD, aged 33 years, Lieutenant, HMS Royal Oak, born in India, the son of George Allgood, General Officer, late Indian Army, married 12th January 1901 to, Dorothea Napier WATERFIELD, aged 28 years, the daughter of William Farrow Waterfield deceased, late Colonel Punjab Commission

 

Eric Charles ALLIBONE, aged 24 years, bachelor, Leading Writer, HMS Egmont, the son of Charles Allibone, married 19th June 1927 to, Norah Irene Maude GILBERT, aged 21 years, spinster, of Elsinore, Corporation Road, Weymouth, the daughter of Albert Joseph Gilbert

 

Eric James George ALLUM, the son of Ernest John and Lilian Josephine Allum, 26 Prince Albert Street, Sliema, Chief Petty Officer, Royal Navy, born 10th December 1924

 

Frank Douglas ALLUM, born 20th November 1928, the son of Hilda and Eric Allum, Cook, HMS Woolston

 

C.T. ALSOP, AB, died 12th August 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Nigeria. As part of the escort to the ‘Pedestal’ Convoy, the ship came under attack from Italian and German aircraft during the day, but at dusk was hit by torpedoes fired by the Italian submarine Axum, and sustained damage, causing her to return to Gibraltar

 

John ALSTON, aged 28 years, bachelor, Naval Officer, HMS St. Angelo, the son of Gavin Alston, married 16th October 1943, to Margaret Helena Deighton NOBLE, aged 25 years, spinster, the daughter of Walter Rudolph Noble

 

B.J. AMES, Yeoman of Signals, died 15th June 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Airedale. His ship was part of the escort for the Convoy ‘Vigorous’ from Alexandria, protecting eleven merchant ships. During the afternoon of the 15th the Convoy was attacked by German dive-bombers, and no less than twelve aircraft targeted HMS Airedale, and left it a smouldering wreck. The after end was completely gone and it is believed that her own ammunition or depth charge store had exploded

 

Edward Joseph Robert AMOR, born 6th December 1903, the son of Helena and Edward Robert Amor, Engineer Lieutenant, R.N.

 

Margherita Melita Tabraz AMOR, born 1st January 1903, the daughter of Helena and Edward Robert Amor, Sliema, Engineer Lieutenant, Royal Navy, HMS Fawn. She was buried 21st October 1903, aged ten months two weeks

 

 Emanuel ANASTASI, Leading Steward, E/LX23185, HMS St.Angelo, the Naval Shore base, died 29th June 1940

 

David Christopher ANDERSON, aged 23 years, bachelor, Leading Seaman, R.N., HMS Cygnet, the son of Reginald Anderson, married 21st August 1953, to Dorothy May WHARTON, aged 23 years, spinster, Leading Wren, the daughter of Walter Wharton

 

George Bushmill ANDERSON, aged 33 years, bachelor, Yeoman of Signals, HMS Calypso, the son of John Anderson, married 7th June 1926 to, Alice Norah CLARKE, aged 26 years, spinster, the daughter of William Clarke

 

Chief Skipper R.N.R. James A. ANDERSON, was found dead in the wardroom of HMS Barstead on Friday evening, 21st June 1946.  A Post Mortem held at Bighi Naval Hospital found the cause to be heart failure

 

J.W.B. ANDERSON, ERA, died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily. She received direct hits, amongst others on the Wardroom and the Petty Officer Mess, fires raged out of control, and she had to be abandoned. Survivors were taken on board the Cruiser HMS Gloucester and the destroyer HMS Diamond

 

William Eric ANDERSON DSM, D/JX 136036, P.O. Telegraphist, lost his life in the submarine Upholder on 14th April 1942

 

Frederick Walter William ANDREWS, aged 21 years, bachelor, Naval Rating, HMS Phoenicia, the son of Walter James Andrews, married 12th July 1949, to Joan Kathleen BRERETON aged 18 years, spinster, the daughter of Eric Arthur Brereton

 

Hilda Elizabeth ANGLIN, aged 21 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of John George Anglin, married 17th October 1952, to Edwin John EDMONDS, aged 21 years, bachelor, Leading S.B.A., R.N., HMS Falcon Hal Far, the son of Philip Nigel Edmonds,

 

J.O. ANGUS, Leading Stoker, died 23rd July 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Manchester. His ship was part of the escort of Operation ‘Substance’ a Convoy from Gibraltar, when it was hit by torpedoes fired by the Italian E-boats Nos. 16 and 22. An oil fuel tank was hit and the adjacent compartments flooded, also her engines were damaged, so she returned to Gibraltar

 

Dacia Marian ANSTEY, the daughter of Harold and Marian Collingwood Anstey, 97 Strada It Torri, Sliema  Commissioned Gunner, Royal Navy, born 13th December 1924

 

Hedley E.G. APPS, Artificer Engineer, married, aged 41 years, born in  Portsmouth, on board HMS Tyne in March 1901

 

T.G.E. APTER, AB, died 23rd July 1941, on board the destroyer HMS Fearless, which was escorting Convoy ‘Substance’ from Gibraltar. His ship was badly damaged by Italian aircraft south of Sardinia, and sunk

 

Anthony AQUILINA, E/LX20866, died 10th April 1940, on board the destroyer HMS Hunter, engaged in attacking German shipping off the Norwegian coast

 

Joseph AQUILINA, Leading Steward, E/LX22505, died 13th November 1940 on board HMS Cossack

 

Mikiel AQUILINA, a crew member of the Mooring Vessel Moor, lost his life on 8th April 1941 when the vessel struck a mine and quickly sank in Grand Harbour

 

Hugh H. ARBUTHNOT, Lieutenant, single, aged 26 years, born in Sampringham, Lincolnshire, on board HMS Royal Oak in March 1901

 

Ernest A. ARCHARD, Assistant Engineer, single, aged 23 years, from Portsmouth, on board HMS Vulcan in March 1901

 

Helen Frances ARCHER, born 28th November 1932, the daughter of Edith Charlotte and Benjamin William Archer, Stoker, Royal Navy

 

R. ARCHER, Yeoman of Signals, died 15th June 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Bedouin. Part of the escort to Convoy ‘Harpoon’ from Gibraltar to Malta, they were attacked by enemy forces when between Sicily and Tunisia. His ship was badly damaged but taken in tow by the sister ship HMS Partridge though damaged herself. Italian torpedo-bombers attacked the stricken ship and sank her

 

Commander Stephen ARLISS, Commander of the destroyer HMS Wild Swan, in February 1935

 

Albert A.J. ARMITAGE, Boatswain, single, aged 30 years, born in Portsmouth, on board HMS Surprise in March 1901

 

K. ARMSTRONG, OD, died 12th August 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Nigeria. As part of the escort to the ‘Pedestal’ Convoy, the ship came under attack from Italian and German aircraft during the day, but at dusk was hit by torpedoes fired by the Italian submarine Axum, and sustained damage, causing her to return to Gibraltar

 

Frank Carrington ARNOLD, aged 26 years, bachelor, Ordnance Artificer, R.N., HMS Ranpura, the son of John Frederick Arnold, married 18th July 1953, to Berenice Overton JONES, aged 30 years, spinster, Nurse, the daughter of Alick Richard Jones

 

James ARNOLD, Boatswain, married, aged 48 years, born in Swallowcliffe, Wiltshire, on board HMS Tyne in March 1901

 

J.E. ARRINDELL, AB, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

Janet Lilian ARTHUR, the daughter of Lilian Mildred and Ernest William Herbert Arthur, ‘Lillith’, Strada San Alberto, Ordinance Artificer, Royal Navy, HMS Revenge, born 8th March 1935

 

Eric Ernest Allston ARTISS, born 26th February 1904, the son of Beatrice Ellen and Ernest James Artiss, Petty Officer, R.N.

 

David George ASH, born 7th June 1932, the son of Doris May and Sidney Elias George Ash, Leading Seaman, Royal Navy

 

James George ASHBY, aged 26 years, bachelor, Leading Signalman, R.N., the son of Arthur Ashby, married 4th May 1910 to, Mary Goode MAPP, aged 29 years, widow, the daughter of John HEALEY

 

David Wilson ASKEW, aged 24 years, bachelor, ERA, R.N., HMS Forth, the son of Norman Wilson Askew, married 18th September 1953, to Margaret SHARLAND, aged 22 years, spinster, the daughter of Edward Arthur Sharland

 

Derek ASTBURY, aged 21 years, bachelor, Able Seaman, R.N., RNB Camerata, the son of Harry Astbury, married 27th October 1951, to Diana Joan JARDINE, aged 21 years, spinster, V.A.D. Nurse, R.N., the daughter of Irving Jardine

 

G.H. ATHERTON, AB, died when HMS Kandahar hit a mine and sunk 19th December 1941

 

A.G. ATKINS, AB, died on the destroyer HMS Jersey when it struck a mine at the entrance to Grand Harbour on 2nd May 1941

 

B.J. ATKINS, OD, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

R.A. ATKINS, AB, died 10th January 1941, on board the destroyer HMS Gallant, which was escorting a Convoy, when it struck a mine that shattered the ship’s bows. Over 60 men were killed and another 25 injured. The ship was irreparably damaged but towed into Grand Harbour and beached beneath Crucifix Hill

 

Francis ATTARD, Petty Officer, E/LX20770, died 14th October 1939, on board the Battleship HMS Royal Oak, when it was torpedoed in Scapa Flow, Scotland, by the German U-Boat U-47. The ship sank with the loss of over 830 officers and men

 

Joseph ATTARD, Petty Officer Steward, E/LX21784, HMS St.Angelo, the Naval Shore base, died 30th June 1940

 

Lawrence ATTARD, Steward, E/LX21773, died 14th October 1939, on board the Battleship HMS Royal Oak, when it was torpedoed in Scapa Flow, Scotland, by the German U-Boat U-47. The ship sank with the loss of over 830 officers and men

 

R.H. ATTEWELL, Stoker 1st Class, HMS St.Angelo, the Naval Shore base, died 6th May 1942

 

Frederic Newton ATTWOOD, aged 31 years, bachelor, Lieut-Commander, HMS Emperor of India, the son of Matthew Attwood, married 12th March 1921 to, Ursula Eva Fane De SALIS, aged 28 years, spinster, the daughter of Admiral William Fane de Salis, R.N. retired

 

Douglas AUSTIN, the son of Mabel Adeline and Albert Lionel Austin, 17 Savoy Hill, Sliema, Ordinance Artificer, Royal Navy, born 17th June 1934

 

Douglas J.R. AUSTIN, Sub-Lieutenant, RNVR. On 19th January 1943 he took part in a raid by three Motor Torpedo Boats on Tripoli Harbour. They came across three tugs towing an Italian submarine. They attacked and set fire to one tug, which caused all three tugs to abandon the submarine and return inside the harbour. The MTB‘s then turned their attention to the submarine and severely damaged it with torpedoes before returning to Malta

 

Francis Murray AUSTIN , aged 34 years, bachelor, Commander, R.N., the son of Francis Webster Austin, married 9th March 1916 to, Marjorie Jean Stewart BARKER, aged 25 years, spinster, the daughter of John Stewart Scott Barker

 

J. AUSTIN, AB, died when HMS Kandahar hit a mine and sunk 19th December 1941

 

J. AUSTIN, OD, died 15th June 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Airedale. His ship was part of the escort for the Convoy ‘Vigorous’ from Alexandria, protecting eleven merchant ships. During the afternoon of the 15th the Convoy was attacked by German dive-bombers, and no less than twelve aircraft targeted HMS Airedale, and left it a smouldering wreck. The after end was completely gone and it is believed that her own ammunition or depth charge store had exploded

 

Robert Campbell AUSTIN, of R.N.A.S Hal Far, married 18th June 1955, to Marion Elizabeth McCABE, of Fulham, London

 

James S. AVELING, born 26th May 1917, the son of Harriet May and Charles James Aveling, Staff Surgeon, Royal Navy

 

Leslie Percy AYRES, aged 29 years, bachelor, Royal Navy, HMS Resolution, the son of Lieutenant William James Percy Ayres, Royal Navy, retired, married 13th May 1935 to, Edna Irene RUSSELL, aged 31 years, spinster, the daughter of George Herbert Russell, Gramophone Dealer

 

Frederick William AXFORD, aged 26 years, bachelor, Leading Seaman, HMS Waterhen, the son of Arthur James Axford, married 7th March 1925 to, Mena Madge Harris COURTNEY, aged 32 years, spinster, the daughter of Paul Courtney

 

Demitri AZZILLA, Leading Ck (O), E/LX22182, died 25th November 1941, on board the Battleship HMS Barham, which was torpedoed in the Eastern Mediterranean by the German U-Boat U-331. His ship exploded killing 862 members of the crew

 

Anthony AZZOPARDI, Steward, E/LX22321, died 14th October 1939, on board the Battleship HMS Royal Oak, when it was torpedoed in Scapa Flow, Scotland, by the German U-Boat U-47. The ship sank with the loss of over 830 officers and men

 

Carmel AZZOPARDI, Leading Steward, E/LX20238, died 11th February 1940, HMS Devonshire

 

Joseph AZZOPARDI, Leading Ck (O), E/LX22087, died when HMS Kandahar hit a mine and sank 19th December 1941

 

Vincent AZZOPARDI, E/LX23401, died 20th February 1941, when the Royal Navy Trawler Ouse was sunk by a mine at Tobruk

 

Keith BAAL, Lieut-Commander, Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve, married 18th October 1945 to Anne SCICLUNA, the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Scicluna of Gzira

C.P. BACK, Leading Stoker, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

Frank BADCOCK, aged 24 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, R.N., HMS Tyne, the son of Francis Badcock, married 25th January 1952, to Niela Jane de la FUENTE, aged 22 years, spinster, the daughter of Robert Harold de la Fuente

 

Arthur William Edward BADDELEY, aged 36 years, bachelor, Paymaster Lieut-Commander retired, the son of Charles Edward Baddeley MD, married 6th June 1920, to Xenia LOMAKINA, aged 27 years, widow, the daughter of Alexander Ivanoff, Artist of the Imperial Theatre Petrograd, Soviet Union (St.Petersburg)

 

F. BADLAND, Stoker 1st Class, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

R.J. BAGGOTT, AB, died 23rd July 1941, on board the destroyer HMS Fearless, which was escorting Convoy ‘Substance’ from Gibraltar. His ship was badly damaged by Italian aircraft south of Sardinia, and sunk

 

Eric Robert BAGNALL, aged 30 years, bachelor, P.O., HMS Assistance, the son of Thomas Bagnall, married 10th November 1929 to, Gladys May MARSHALL, aged 21 years, spinster, of 22 Merthyn Avenue, East Cosham, Portsmouth, the daughter of George Walter Marshall

 

Crystal Doris Yolande BAIER, born 7th November 1937, the daughter of Doris Eva Mary and William Baier, Petty Officer, HMS Glow Worm. Mediterranean Destroyer Flotilla, Malta. Baptised by the Reverend Alan Spender, Chaplain R.N., at St.Michael’s Chapel, Malta Dockyard

 

E.J. BAILEY, Steward, died 12th August 1942, on board the Aircraft Carrier HMS Indomitable. His ship was part of the escort for Operation ‘Pedestal’ from Gibraltar. In the late afternoon twelve German Ju87 aircraft attacked the carrier and she suffered serious damage from the bombs. One hit the forward AA gun positions killing more than twenty of the Royal Marines detachment. Another landed near the forward lift and penetrated the upper gallery deck and exploded above the main hangar deck. The wardroom was crowded with off-duty pilots and observers when it was wrecked by a bomb killing all the occupants. The ship survived the onslaught and headed for Gibraltar

 

G.W. BAILEY, OD, died 15th June 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Airedale. His ship was part of the escort for the Convoy ‘Vigorous’ from Alexandria, protecting eleven merchant ships. During the afternoon of the 15th the Convoy was attacked by German dive-bombers, and no less than twelve aircraft targeted HMS Airedale, and left it a smouldering wreck. The after end was completely gone and it is believed that her own ammunition or depth charge store had exploded

 

Hazel BAILEY, the wife of Edward H. Bailey, L.M.E., Royal Navy, gave birth to a daughter in January 1961

 

Richard Lee Clement BAILEY, the son of Rosemary Ann Ogilvy and Richard James Bailey, 4 Piazza Miratore, Floriana, Lieutenant, Royal Navy, born 7th September 1933

 

Captain H.T. BAILLIE-GROHMAN, in HMS Keppel was Captain (Destroyers) in February 1935

 

June Margaret BAIN, the wife of Petty Officer Ronald Bain, R.N., gave birth to a son in June 1960

 

John Malcolm BAINES, aged 21 years, bachelor, Sailor, RNAS Hal Far, the son of Harry Baines, married 10th October 1964 to Claire BURGESS, aged 21 years, spinster, WRNS, RNAS Hal Far, the daughter of William Reginald Burgess. The Marriage was conducted by the Reverend H.G.W. MacDonald, Chaplain, R.N. and took place at St.Nicholas Church, Hal Far

 

George Henry BAIRD, Lieutenant, single, aged 29 years, born Pembroke, Wales, on board HMS Illustrious in March 1901

 

Anthony BAJADA, AB, E/JX163727, of the minesweeping drifter HMS Sunset, died 31st January 1942

 

Arthur Tennyson Britton BAKER, aged 28 years, bachelor, Clerk in Holy Orders, HMS Suffolk, the son of Henry Frederick Baker, married 2nd December 1905 to, Alice Lavinia Madeline Jane HUGHES, aged 34 years, spinster, the daughter of Colonel William Hughes

 

John George Lightfoot BAKER, aged 37 years, widower, Commander Engineer, HMS Aboukir, the son of John George Baker, married 6th June 1908 to, Edith Louise ALLAN, aged 31 years, spinster, the daughter of George Gordon Allan

 

John Richard BAKER, aged 28 years, bachelor, AB, HMS Clyde, the son of Arthur Henry Baker, married 17th February 1936 to, Violet Edith Florence O'BRIEN, aged 21 years, spinster, the daughter of of Harry O'Brien

 

Robert Ruckley BAKER, aged 40 years, bachelor, Surgeon Commander, HMHS Maine, the son of William Baker, married 8th February 1940 to Lizzie Katty GREFBERG, aged 22 years, spinster, from Stenbockvagen, Sweden the daughter of Commander Ake Vilhelm Herbert Grefberg, Swedish Navy

Roy Newton BAKER, aged 27 years, bachelor, Artificer, Royal Navy, HMS Solent, the son of William Henry Baker, married 27th April 1949, to Joan MARK, aged 21 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of John William Mark

 

Thomas John BAKER, aged 22 years, Sick Bay Petty Officer, R.N, HMS Falcon Hal Far, the son of Albert John Baker, married 28th June 1951, to Mary Robertson McARTHUR, aged 21 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of  John Peacock McArthur

 

William Henry BAKER, Commander, single, aged 38 years, born in Durham, on board HMS Illustrious in March 1901

 

S.H. BALBOUR, Lieut-Commander, died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily. She received direct hits, amongst others on the Wardroom and the Petty Officer Mess, fires raged out of control, and she had to be abandoned. Survivors were taken on board the Cruiser HMS Gloucester and the destroyer HMS Diamond

 

Bertram BALDWIN, Fleet Salvage Diver, died in February 1946. He was working under water on s.s. Talabot in Grand Harbour and was accidentally sucked into a hold, since water was being pumped out from the bottom of the ship. In struggling to release himself he tore his diving suit and death resulted. An autopsy was held and reached a verdict of suffocation and accidental death

 

Alan Stanley BALL, born 28th October 1931, the son of Edith Mary Bass and Stanley Ball, ERA, HMS Curacao

 

Clifford BALL, aged 21 years, bachelor, Petty Officer, R.N., HMS Phoenicia, the son of Moses Ball, married 31st March 1951, to Margaret Joyce WRIGHT, aged 22 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Frederick Wright

 

H. BALL, SB Petty Officer, HMS St. Angelo, the Naval Shore base, died 13th February 1942

 

Joy Lilian BALL, the daughter of Lilian and Ernest Ball, 14 Don Bosco Street, Sliema, Royal Navy, born 9th March 1930

 

Roy Arthur BALL, aged 21 years, bachelor, Leading Airman, Photographer, R.N., HMS Falcon Hal Far, the son of Norman Arthur Ball, married 14th July 1951, to Dorothy KENYON, aged 21 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of William Kenyon

 

C.D. BALLANARD, Sub-Lieutenant (S), died 23rd July 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Manchester. His ship was part of the escort of Operation ‘Substance’ a Convoy from Gibraltar, when it was hit by torpedoes fired by the Italian E-boats Nos. 16 and 22. An oil fuel tank was hit and the adjacent compartments flooded, also her engines were damaged, so she returned to Gibraltar

 

Alfred Isaac BALLARD, aged 38 years, bachelor, Chief Sick Berth Steward, HMS Iron Duke, the son of Isaac Ballard, married 29th April 1922 to, Margaret Elizabeth Ann DONOHUE, aged 34 years, spinster, the daughter of Patrick Donohue

 

Hilda May BALLARD, born 1st February 1902, the daughter of Agnes Louisa and Ernest John Ballard, Leading Seaman, Royal Navy

 

Calcedonio BALZAN, E/LX21715, died 25th November 1941, on board the Battleship HMS Barham, which was torpedoed in the Eastern Mediterranean by the German U-Boat U-331. His ship exploded killing 862 members of the crew

 

Vincent BALZAN, E/LX21301, died 25th November 1941, on board the Battleship HMS Barham, which was torpedoed in the Eastern Mediterranean by the German U-Boat U-331. His ship exploded killing 862 members of the crew

 

Brian Kenneth BANHAM, the son of Gladys Amelia and Frank Leonard Banham, 185 Rue D’Argens, Sliema, S.C.P.O., Royal Navy, born 4th October 1936

 

Derek Raymond BANHAM, the son of Gladys Amelia and Frank Leonard Banham, 29 Rue D’Argens, Sliema, S.C.P.O., Royal Navy, born 11th September 1934

 

Clifford BANKS, aged 28 years, bachelor, Yeoman of Signals, Royal Navy, HMS St. Angelo, the son of William Thomas Banks, married 27th June 1942, to Eleonore Maria Theresa LICARI, aged 20 years, spinster, the daughter of Salvatore Licari

 

Joyce Evelyn BANKS, the daughter of Sydney and Matilda Banks, 12 Strada Pace, Sliema, Petty Officer, Royal Navy, born 19th February 1928

 

Dorothy Kathleen BARBER, born 6th January 1921, the daughter of Edith Victoria and John William Barber, E.R.A., Royal Navy

 

John McKenzie BARBOUR, aged 22 years, bachelor, Engine Room Artificer, HMS Sussex, the son of John Barbour, married 20th May 1939 to Beryl Vanna THORP, aged 32 years, spinster, Artiste, 24 Zammit Clapp Street, Pieta, the daughter of Frederick John Joseph Thorp

 

Joan BARDSLEY, the wife of Douglas Bardsley, Able Seaman, Royal Navy, gave birth to a daughter in July 1960

 

L.J. BARDWELL, Stoker 1st Class, died 10th January 1941, on board the destroyer HMS Gallant, which was escorting a Convoy, when it struck a mine that shattered the ship’s bows. Over 60 men were killed and another 25 injured. The ship was irreparably damaged but towed into Grand Harbour and beached beneath Crucifix Hill

 

Robert William Frederick BARDWELL, baptised 26th November 1925, the  son of Ellen Louise and William Scot Bardwell, Lieut-Commander, Royal Navy

 

L.R. BARHAM, CERA, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

C.J. BARKER, Stoker Petty Officer, died 20th March 1943, on board HMS Derwent

 

Edgar Arthur Castle BARKER, aged 38 years, bachelor, Gunner, HMS  Weymouth, the son of William Barker, married 10th April 1920 to, Maud Gertrude Winifred Facy Conway LAYNE, aged 20 years, spinster, the daughter of Captain Charles Conway Layne, RASC

 

Nicholas John BARKER, born 19th May 1933, the son of Gillian Barker, nee Paget, and John Frederick Barker, Lieutenant, HMS Arrow. Mediterranean Destroyer Flotilla, Malta. Baptised by the Reverend Charles Paton, Chaplain, R.N., at St.Michael’s Chapel, Malta Dockyard

 

J.F.C. BARKER-HAHLO, Lieut-Commander, died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily. She received direct hits, amongst others on the Wardroom and the Petty Officer Mess, fires raged out of control, and she had to be abandoned. Survivors were taken on board the Cruiser HMS Gloucester and the destroyer HMS Diamond

 

Barbara Gladys BARKLEY, the daughter of Gladys Duval and William Ernest Barkley, 50 Strada Imrabat, Sliema, Royal Navy, born 23rd May 1931

 

Edgar BARLOW, Able Seaman, single, aged 19 years, born in Honeclough, Lancashire, of HMS Renown in 1901

 

Shirley Diane BARLOW, the daughter of May Edith and Harry Douglas Barlow, 13 Luzlu Street, Sliema, Royal Navy, born 28th December 1930

 

 Cyril BARNES, aged 30 years, bachelor, Leading Sick Berth Attendant, HMHS Maine, the son of Bert Barnes, married 7th February 1940 to Gladys Effie BENHAM, aged 31 years, spinster, Artiste, of 7 New Street, Pieta, the daughter of George  Benham

 

Elisabeth Anne BARNES, born 16th June 1935, the daughter of Kathleen Audrey and John Richard Barnes, Lieutenant, HMS Veteran. Mediterranean Destroyer Flotilla, Malta. Baptised by the Reverend Ronald Collins, Chaplain R.N., at St.Michael’s Chapel, Malta Dockyard

 

Frederick Thomas BARNES, aged 40 years, bachelor, Commissioned Boatswain, HMS St.Angelo, the son of Thomas Barnes, married 31st August 1939 to Ethel Margaret TOPHAM, aged 36 years, spinster, 186 Tower Road, Sliema, the daughter of George Topham

 

John Peter Francis BARNES, aged 24 years, bachelor, L.S.B.A., R.N., RNB Camerata, the son of Walter Barnes, married 22nd December 1951, to Lorna STEVENSON, aged 27 years, spinster, Leading Wren, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of George Stevenson

 Royal Naval Barracks Camerata - Valletta

Jack Percival BARNETT, aged 22 years, bachelor, Telegraphist, Royal Navy, the son of Joseph Hames Barnett, married 11th May 1929 to, Christina Jessie FITCH, aged 20 years, spinster, the daughter of Christopher Jack Fitch

 

A.A. BARR, AB, died 12th February 1942, on the destroyer HMS Maori. The ship was moored in French Creek when it was set ablaze by bombs from German aircraft, amidst the air raid and exploding ammunition on the ship, many of the crew were rescued

 

George Frederick BARR, aged 30 years, bachelor, P.O.Writer, HMS Royal Oak, the son of George Barr, married 25th April 1931 to, Norah HICKS, aged 24 years, spinster, the daughter of William John Hicks

 

L.J.G. BARRANGER, Signalman, died 15th June 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Bedouin. Part of the escort to Convoy ‘Harpoon’ from Gibraltar to Malta, they were attacked by enemy forces when between Sicily and Tunisia. His ship was badly damaged but taken in tow by the sister ship HMS Partridge though damaged herself. Italian torpedo-bombers attacked the stricken ship and sank her

 

Anne Averill BARROW, aged 20 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of George Averil Barrow, married 12th April 1952, to Arthur STEWART, aged 20 years, bachelor, Pilot, R.N.A.S., HMS Theseus, the son of John William Stewart

 

Rosemary Margaret BARROW, born 17th October 1919, the daughter of Charlotte Constance and Commander Benjamin Wingate Barrow, Royal Navy

 

F. BARRY, AB, died 22nd March 1942, on the destroyer HMS Kingston. The ship was later taken into the drydock for repair where she was severley damaged by German bombing on 11th April, and was subsequently sunk as a blockship

 

George W. BARRY, Fleet Engineer, married, aged 46 years, born in Portsmouth, on board HMS Ramillies in March 1901

 

E.B. BARTHOLOMEW, ERA, died on the destroyer HMS Jersey when it struck a mine at the entrance to Grand Harbour on 2nd May 1941

 

Frederick William BARTHOLOMEW, aged 21 years, bachelor, L.S.A., R.N., HMS Forth, the son of William Bartholomew, married 4th August 1951, to Patricia Claire STEVENS, aged 21 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Victor Charles Edwin Stevens

 

Norman Eric BARTHOLOMEW, the son of Arthur William and Clare Elizabeth Bartholomew, 133 Strada Ridolfo, Sliema, Chief Petty Officer, Royal Navy, born 10th March 1921

 

Pamela BARTHOLEMEW, the wife of Frederick W. Bartholemew, Royal Navy, gave birth to a daughter in March 1961

 

Ann BARTLETT, the daughter of Elsie May and Geoffrey James Bartlett, 4 Stada Ridolfo, Sliema, E.R.A., Royal Navy, born 27th February 1934

 

Peter Albert BARTLETT, aged 22 years, bachelor, Sick Berth Petty Officer, R.N. Hospital Bighi, the son of Sydney Joseph Bartlett, married 31st October 1953 to, Elizabeth Marie EVANS, aged 26 years, spinster, V.A.D.(N.M.), R.N. Hospital Bighi, the daughter of William James Evans. The Marriage was conducted by the Reverend John Geikie Falconer, Chaplain, R.N. and took place at St.Luke’s Chapel, Bighi Royal Naval Hospital

 

Emanuel BARTOLO, Steward, E/LX22582, died 9th June 1940, on board the Aircraft Carrier HMS Glorious, when his ship was sunk off the Norwegian Coast by the German Battleships Gneisenau and Scharnhorst

 

Guzeppi BARTOLO, a crew member of the Mooring Vessel Moor, lost his life on 8th April 1941 when the vessel struck a mine and quickly sank in Grand Harbour

 

John BARTOLO, Steward, E.LX22088, died 14th October 1939, on board the Battleship HMS Royal Oak, when it was torpedoed in Scapa Flow, Scotland, by the German U-Boat U-47. The ship sank with the loss of over 830 officers and men

 

Leading Seaman Robert BARTON, HMS Stuart died 12th December 1919 in Bighi Naval Hospital. He left a widow Mrs.Emma Barton of 20 Prince Albert Street, Sliema

 

Nancy BARTWELL, born 1st July 1901, the daughter of William and Emily Bartwell, Engineer, R.N.

 

Kenneth Bruce BARWOOD, the son of Madeline Victoria and William Bruce Barwood, 109 Strada Ridolfo, Sliema, HMS Bulldog, born 17th September 1932

 

R.H. BASFORD, Lieutenant, died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Gloucester. His ship was part of an escort to a Malta Convoy when it came under attack from German JU-87 dive bombers based in Sicily, and sustained some damage

 

Helen Frances BASHALL, aged 22 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Major William Edward Victor Bashall, Royal Marines, married 11th July 1952, to David Lloyd Griffith JAMES, aged 26 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, Royal Navy, R.N.A.S. Hal Far, the son of Griffith James,

 

Harold BASTON, aged 23 years, bachelor, Stoker, HMS Benbow, the son of George Baston, married 6th April 1920 to, Geanny BUSUTTIL, aged 26 years, spinster, the daughter of Jose Borg Busuttil

 

Mrs. Margery BATCHELOR, the wife of James Austen Batchelor, HMS Formidable, died in January 1906, aged 18 years 5 months

 

Ernest H. BATE, Lieutenant, single, aged 30 years, born in Rochester, Kent, on board HMS Pyramus March 1901

 

C.F.I. BATT, Lieut-Commander (E), RNR, died 14th June 1942, on board HMS Fortune

 

Verena May BATTEN, the daughter of Dorothy May and William Benjamin Colin George Batten, 15 Prince of Wales Junction, Sliema, Royal Navy, born 24th September 1929

 

R. BATTEN, AB, died 22nd March 1942, on the cruiser HMS Cleopatra. The ship was part of the escort force with Convoy MW10 from Alexandria when they met several ships of the Italian Navy and HMS Cleopatra sustained some damage in the ensuing battle

 

P.J. BAVERSTOCK, OD, died on the destroyer HMS Jersey when it struck a mine at the entrance to Grand Harbour on 2nd May 1941

 

J.P. BAXTER, Stoker 1st Class, died 15th June 1942, on board HMS Badsworth. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘Harpoon’ from Gibraltar, when it came under attack from enemy aircraft, but was damaged under the bridge when it ran into a newly laid minefield. The merchant ship Burdwan had a flooded engine room and her rudder hard over, so Lieutenant Gray, commanding HMS Badsworth was ordered carry out the unpleasant duty of sinking it, causing valuable supplies to be lost

 

L.D. BAXTER, AB, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

Richard James BAXTER, aged 28 years, bachelor, Leading Sick Berth Attendant, Royal Naval Hospital Bighi, the son of Richard Baxter, married 12th November 1925 to, Dorothy KINGSNORTH, aged 27 years, spinster, the daughter of William Daniel Kingsnorth

 

Valerie Merryweather BAYLIFFE, born 20th August 1934, the daughter of Muriel Aileen and Richard Danvers Bayliffe, HMS Arrow. Mediterranean Destroyer Flotilla, Malta. Baptised by the Reverend John H. Kidd, Chaplain HMS Queen Elizabeth, at St.Michael’s Chapel, Malta Dockyard

 

Roy James BEAKES, aged 21 years, bachelor, Signalman, R.N., HMS Magpie, the son of William Beakes, married 23rd July 1952, to Rosemary STEER, aged 22 years, spinster, the daughter of Arthur William John Steer

 

G.S. BEALES, LSBA, HMS St. Angelo, the Naval Shore base, died 10th July 1940

 

Joan Enid Lister BEARCROFT, the daughter of Enid Frances Charlotte and Ernest Charles Lister Bearcroft, 180 Strada It Torri, Sliema, Royal Navy, born 25th September 1931

 

A. BEATT, AB, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

J. BEATTIE, AB, died 10th January 1941, on board the destroyer HMS Gallant, which was escorting a Convoy, when it struck a mine that shattered the ship’s bows. Over 60 men were killed and another 25 injured. The ship was irreparably damaged but towed into Grand Harbour and beached beneath Crucifix Hill

 

David Field BEATTY, born 22nd February 1905, the son of Ethel and David Beatty, Captain, R.N.

 

Arthur Edward BEAVIS, aged 26 years, bachelor, ERA, HMS Shropshire, the son of Arthur Henry Caplen Beavis, married 1st June 1938 to, Gisele Edith Nancy TEAR, aged 23 years, spinster, of 32 Darwin Road, Southampton, the daughter of Cecil Lewis Tear

 

Richard John BECKETT, born 24th May 1931, the son of Ethel Winifred and Roger Caton Beckett, Lieut-Commander, HMS Whitley

 

F. BEDFORD, Lieutenant, HMS St.Angelo, the Naval Shore base, died 21st February 1942

 

Horace Percival BEER, aged 23 years, bachelor, Electrical Artificer, HMS Sandhurst, the son of Percy Edgar Beer, married 18th February 1928 to, Dorothy Maud DEWETT, aged 18 years, spinster, the daughter of Henry Dewett

 

Stanley Joseph Pulley BELENK, aged 21 years, bachelor, Leading Stoker, HMS Dartmouth, the son of Edward Pulley Belenk, married 11th August 1915 to, Polly GENOVESE, aged 21 years, spinster, the daughter of Francesco Genovese deceased

 

A.G. BELL, AB, died when HMS Kandahar hit a mine and sank 19th December 1941

 

F.W. BELL, Leading Stoker, died 26th March 1942, on the destroyer HMS Legion. She was moored in French Creek when she received a direct hit from bombs dropped by German aircraft

 

G.B. BELL, OD, died on the destroyer HMS Jersey when it struck a mine at the entrance to Grand Harbour on 2nd May 1941

 

J.H. BELL, Stoker 1st Class, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

Lillian Elizabeth Melita BELL, baptised 8th September 1929, the daughter of Lilian Gertrude Beatrice and James William Charles Bell, Regulating Petty Officer, HMS Egmont

 

A.S. BELLENGER, Leading Stoker, died when HMS Kandahar hit a mine and sank 19th December 1941

 

Joseph BELLIS, C.P.O., Royal Navy, serving on HMS Roebuck, in July 1954. The son of Joseph Bellis

 

C.A. BELLOWS, AB, died on the destroyer HMS Mohawk, when it was sunk by enemy fire 16th April 1941

 

J.T. BEMISTER, AB, died 15th June 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Hasty, when his ship was damaged off Crete by an E-Boat

 

Kenneth Sydney BENDELL, aged 21 years, bachelor, Leading Signaller, Royal Navy, HMS Medway II, the son of John Jack Bendell, married 19th July 1944, to Barbara Muriel FULLER, aged 21 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Alfred Fuller

 

Henry Philip George BENDLE, aged 32 years, bachelor, Supply Petty Officer, Royal Navy, HMS Cyclops, the son of Thomas James Bendle, Dockyard Employee, married 17th March 1936 to, Bertha Laura Jessie MANN, aged 25 years, spinster, of Stratford, Raranaki, New Zealand, the daughter of Sidney Mann, Gentleman

 

Alan Charles BENHAM, aged 22 years, bachelor, Electrician’s Mate, R.N., HMS Ranpura, the son of Frederick John Benham, married 3rd October 1953, to Brenda Rosina NORRIS, aged 21 years, spinster, the daughter of Thomas Henry Norris

 

Edwin BENNETT, aged 21 years, SBA, Royal Naval Hospital Bighi, the son of Christopher Bennett, Farm Labourer, married 21st June 1903 to, Daisy CONNER, aged 25 years, the daughter of Edward Conner deceased, and the adopted daughter of John SUTHERLAND deceased, Fitter in Portsmouth Dockyard, and Margaret his wife

 

Edwin Christopher John BENNETT, born 18th May 1904, the son of Daisy and Edwin Bennett, SBA, R.N.

 

G.A. BENNETT, Leading Seaman, died 10th January 1941, on board the destroyer HMS Gallant, which was escorting a Convoy, when it struck a mine that shattered the ship’s bows. Over 60 men were killed and another 25 injured. The ship was irreparably damaged but towed into Grand Harbour and beached beneath Crucifix Hill

 

Married 30th April 1930, Laurence Shaw BENNETT, aged 28 years, bachelor, Instructor-Lieutenant, Royal Navy, HMS London, the son of Christopher Bennett retired, to Kathleen Fanny HURLSTONE, aged 22 years, spinster, the daughter of Arthur George Hurlstone retired

 

Reggie Dean BENNETTS, aged 30 years, bachelor, Gunner, HMS Bideford, the son of William James Bennetts, married 15th October 1938 to, Nancy Gertrude LAMSDALE, aged 23 years, spinster, the daughter of Arthur Samuel Lamsdale

 

Sydney BENNETTS, aged 28 years, Assistant Paymaster, HMS Harrier, the son of William Pellow Bennetts, Gentleman, married 12th November 1901 to, Ellen Elizabeth Rose FISHER, aged 26 years, the daughter of James William Fisher, Inspector General of Hospitals & Fleets, R.N.

 

Leslie William BENNINGTON, Lieutenant Royal Navy, March 1937

 

Lieutenant BENNINGTON, Commanding Officer of HM Submarine Porpoise, in 1942

 

John BENNY, Yeoman of Signals, married, aged 30 years, born in Padstow, Cornwall, of HMS Renown in 1901

 

George Maurice BERNARD, aged 24 years, bachelor, Petty Officer Writer, Royal Navy, the son of George Leonard Bernard, married 27th January 1940 to Mildred Rose BOXALL, aged 25 years, spinster, of Old House Cottage, Mickleham, Surrey, the daughter of Ernest William Boxall

 

 Harry Ridley BERRIDGE, aged 26 years, bachelor, Writer, Royal Navy, HMS Egmont, the son of Henry Walter Berridge, Carpenter, married 29th November 1930 to, Gladys Irene TARRY, aged 24 years, spinster, Shop Assistant, of 9 Strada Ridolfo, Sliema, the daughter of Charles Henry Tarry, Railway Guard

 

G.I.S. BERRY, Stoker 1st Class, died 23rd July 1941, on board the destroyer HMS Fearless, which was escorting Convoy ‘Substance’ from Gibraltar. His ship was badly damaged by Italian aircraft south of Sardinia, and sunk

 

Harry BERRY, aged 26 years, bachelor, Leading Seaman, HMS Egmont, the son of Robert Berry, married 5th November 1927 to, Annie TAYLOR, aged 26 years, spinster, the daughter of John Taylor

 

Frederick John BERRYMAN, born 10th December 1923, the son of Florence Mary and Thomas Charles Berryman, Stoker, of HMS Stuart

 

Joyce Patricia BERRYMAN, born 13th February 1932, the daughter of Florence Mary and Thomas Charles Frederick Berryman, Leading Stoker, Royal Navy

 

Married 2nd March 1923, Thomas Frederick BERRYMAN, aged 22 years, bachelor, 1st Class Stoker, Royal Navy, the son of Thomas Charles Frederick Berryman deceased, to Florence Mary PEEL, aged 20 years, spinster, the daughter of John Laws Peel

 

Thomas Cecil BERRYMAN, born 20th August 1934, the son of Florence Mary and Thomas Charles Frederick Berryman, Leading Stoker, Royal Navy

 

Drummond Rewcastle Forbes BERTRAM, aged 27 years, bachelor, Surgeon Lieutenant, Royal Navy, HMS Ardent, the son of Charles Bertram, Electrical Engineer, married 5th November 1930 to, Susie Joyce Foyle TURNER, aged 26 years, spinster, of 55 Strada Nuova, Sliema, the daughter of Arthur William Turner, Artist

 

Joseph BERTUELLO, Petty Officer Steward, E/LX20700, died when HMS Kandahar hit a mine and sank 19th December 1941

 

Married 23rd June 1930, Francis William BESLEY, aged 28 years, bachelor, Surgeon-Lieutenant, Royal Navy, HMS Whitshed, the son of Arthur Edward Besley, to Dorothy Margaret BISHOP, aged 25 years, spinster, the daughter of Henry Arthur Bishop

 

C.G. BETTS, Leading Telegraphist, died 12th August 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Nigeria. As part of the escort to the ‘Pedestal’ Convoy, the ship came under attack from Italian and German aircraft during the day, but at dusk was hit by torpedoes fired by the Italian submarine Axum, and sustained damage, causing her to return to Gibraltar

 

W. BETTS, AB, died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily. She received direct hits, amongst others on the Wardroom and the Petty Officer Mess, fires raged out of control, and she had to be abandoned. Survivors were taken on board the Cruiser HMS Gloucester and the destroyer HMS Diamond

 

D.W. BEVAN, Stoker Petty Officer, died 10th January 1941, on board the destroyer HMS Gallant, which was escorting a Convoy, when it struck a mine that shattered the ship’s bows. Over 60 men were killed and another 25 injured. The ship was irreparably damaged but towed into Grand Harbour and beached beneath Crucifix Hill

 

Doris Ethlyne BEWICK, aged 22 years, spinster, Leading Wren, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Thomas Victor Bewick, married 31st May 1952, to Stanley William BONE, aged 20 years, bachelor, Writer, R.N., HMS Phoenicia, the son of William Bone

 

Wigi BEZZINA, a crew member of the Mooring Vessel Moor, lost his life on 8th April 1941 when the vessel struck a mine and quickly sank in Grand Harbour

 

Joseph BIANCO, Steward Petty Officer, E/LX11181, died on the destroyer HMS Mohawk, when it was sunk by enemy fire 16th April 1941

 

William G.H. BICKFORD, Lieutenant, married, aged 28 years, born in Southsea, Hampshire, on board HMS Tyne in March 1901

 

David Francis BIDDULPH, aged 24 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, HMS Arethusa, the son of Harold Biddulph, married 26th April 1937 to, Alison Vivien Shakespear BEACHCROFT, aged 23 years, spinster, the daughter of Cyril Shakespear Beachcroft deceased

 

Wilfred John BIDE, aged 27 years, bachelor, Leading Telegraphist, Royal Navy, the son of William Bide, married 3rd February 1926 to, Chrissie MORRIS, aged 22 years, spinster, of North Dunfermline, Scotland, the daughter of Peter Morris deceased

 

W.E. BIDMADE, AB, died 22nd March 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Havock. His ship was escorting Convoy MW10 from Alexandria, when it was attacked by the enemy and sustained some damage

 

Jennifer BILLSON, the wife of Petty Officer Peter Billson, R.N., gave birth to a daughter in January 1961

 

Married 9th November 1927, Hew Gerald Robert BINNING, aged 24 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, Royal Navy, HMS Valiant, the son of James Thompson Binning, to Jean Kirkland DOWNER, aged 29 years, widow, of 97 Belgrave Road, London, SW1, the daughter of Frederick William Court

 

Barbara BIRD, the wife of Lionel Bird, Royal Navy Officer, gave birth to a daughter in April 1961

 

Peter Ernest BIRD, aged 26 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, RNVR, the son of Ernest Bird, married 29th April 1944 to, Joyce Muriel ROBINSON, aged 19 years, spinster, the daughter of Edward Victor Robinson

 

C. BISHOP, died 15th June 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Airedale. His ship was part of the escort for the Convoy ‘Vigorous’ from Alexandria, protecting eleven merchant ships. During the afternoon of the 15th the Convoy was attacked by German dive-bombers, and no less than twelve aircraft targeted HMS Airedale, and left it a smouldering wreck. The after end was completely gone and it is believed that her own ammunition or depth charge store had exploded

 

Thomas BISHOP, Royal Navy, of Avonmouth, Bristol, the son of Thomas Albert and Olive Mary Bishop, nee Fisher, married 6th September 1960 to Carmen SCHEMBRI, of Marsa, the daughter of Anthony and Bernorde Schembri, nee Ellul

 

Arthur William La Touche BISSET, Captain, R.N., serving on HMS Shropshire, in April 1938

 

Molly Lachlan BLACKALL, aged 22 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Frederick Noel Blackall, married 16th February 1952, to John Robert CHALMERS, aged 22 years, bachelor, Leading Air Mechanic, R.N.A.S. Hal Far, the son of John Chalmers,

 

C.E. BLACKER, Steward, died 12th August 1942, on board the Aircraft Carrier HMS Indomitable. His ship was part of the escort for Operation ‘Pedestal’ from Gibraltar. In the late afternoon twelve German Ju87 aircraft attacked the carrier and she suffered serious damage from the bombs. One hit the forward AA gun positions killing more than twenty of the Royal Marines detachment. Another landed near the forward lift and penetrated the upper gallery deck and exploded above the main hangar deck. The wardroom was crowded with off-duty pilots and observers when it was wrecked by a bomb killing all the occupants. The ship survived the onslaught and headed for Gibraltar

 

Julius George BLACKMAN, aged 38 years, bachelor, Chief Sick Berth Steward, the son of William Blackman, married 3rd March 1917 to, Emily GRIFFITHS, aged 28 years, spinster, the daughter of Joseph Griffiths

 

Pauline Jessie BLACKWELL, the daughter of Jessie and Ernest Edward Blackwell, Savoy Hill, Sliema, Leading Telegraphist, Royal Navy, born 17th July 1934

 

Married 8th April 1958, David BLACKWOOD, Royal Navy, to Elizabeth BUHAGIAR

 

Matthew BLAIR, Royal Navy, serving on HMS Daring, in November 1953. The son of Matthew Blair, born in Edinburgh

 

C.R. BLAKE, Leading Stoker, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

Edward William Herford BLAKE, aged 35 years, bachelor, Commander, HMS Coventry, the son of Robert Blake, married 30th March 1925 to, Lettice Audrey MARRIOTT, aged 35 years, spinster, the daughter of Herbert Mayo Marriott

 

George BLAKE, serving on HMS Abingdon, in November 1941

 

Leopold BLAKE DSM, Leading Telegraphist, P/JX 142985, lost his life in the submarine Upholder on 14th April 1942

 

Timothy James BLIGH, aged 26 years, bachelor, Lieut-Commander, R.N.V.R., HMS Gregale, the son of Edward Clare Bligh, married 16th June 1945, to  Ruth Pamela ROBERTSON, aged 22 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of John Allan Robertson

 

L.J. BLIGHT, Stoker, died 15th June 1942, on board the Royal Australian Navy destroyer HMAS Nestor.  His ship was part of the escort for the ‘Vigorous’ Convoy from Alexandria when it was attacked by German dive-bombers, and sunk

 

Anthony Constantine Barrington BLOMFIELD, aged 26 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, Royal Navy, the son of Patrick Blomfield, married 6th June 1944 to, Anne Charmion FIELD, aged 22 years, spinster, Officer, WRNS, the daughter of Norman Field

 

Edward BLOW, aged 35 years, bachelor, P.O. Stoker, HMS Centaur, the son of John Blow deceased, married 17th June 1920 to, Giuseppina GAFA, aged 21 years, spinster, the daughter of Emmanuele Gafa

 

Edward BLOW, aged 30 years, widower, P.O. Stoker, HMS Witherington, the son of John Blow, married 18th December 1923 to, Maggie HURFORD, aged 18 years, spinster, the daughter of Charles Hurford

 

J.R.M. BLUE, Petty Officer, of HMS Carlisle, died 23rd March 1942

 

Richard Frederick BLUNT, baptised 6th May 1903 the son of Laura and William Blunt, Lieutenant, Royal Navy

 

Norman Douglas BOARD DSM, Engine Room Artificer, P/MX 55599, lost his life in the submarine Upholder on 14th April 1942

 

R.F. BODY, CPO Telegraphist, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

Married 4th November 1930, Edward John BOFFEY, aged 25 years, bachelor, E.R.A., Royal Navy, HMS Vampire, the son of Thomas Boffey,to Marjorie Alicia EATON-COLLINS, aged 23 years, spinster, the daughter of James Eaton-Collins

 

Joseph BOGGAN, aged 28 years, bachelor, AB, HMS Malaya, the son of Joseph Boggan, married 17th April 1938 to, Harriet COLLINS, aged 29 years, spinster, from Newcastle on Tyne, the daughter of George Drummond Collins

 

F.C. BOLL, Petty Officer Steward, died on the destroyer HMS Jersey when it struck a mine at the entrance to Grand Harbour on 2nd May 1941

 

May Isabella BOND, born 25th February 1928, the daughter of Catherine Isabella and Percy Bond, Yeoman of Signals, Royal Navy

 

Patricia Evelyn Hayes BOND, born 16th April 1910, the daughter of Irene and Lieut-Commander Arthur Geroge Hayes Bond, HMS Dragon, Royal Navy, living in Sliema. Died 12th May 1911, aged 1 year 3 weeks

 

S.L. BOND, AB, died 23rd July 1941, on board the destroyer HMS Fearless, which was escorting Convoy ‘Substance’ from Gibraltar. His ship was badly damaged by Italian aircraft south of Sardinia, and sunk

 

Howard BONE, aged 36 years, bachelor, Engineer Lieutenant, R.N., HMS Leander, the son of Samuel Southall Bone deceased, Gentleman, married 27th February 1905 to, Annie Stewart WYATT, aged 33 years, spinster, Station Hospital, Valletta, the daughter of Francis William Wyatt deceased, Yeoman

 

Stanley William BONE, aged 20 years, bachelor, Writer, R.N., HMS Phoenicia, the son of William Bone, married 31st May 1952, to Doris Ethlyne BEWICK, aged 22 years, spinster, Leading Wren, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Thomas Victor Bewick

 

Joseph BONELLO, Leading Steward, died 9th June 1940, on board the Aircraft Carrier HMS Glorious, when his ship was sunk off the Norwegian Coast by the German Battleships Gneisenau and Scharnhorst

 

Salvatore BONELLO,Leading Steward, died 14th October 1939, on board the Battleship HMS Royal Oak, when it was torpedoed in Scapa Flow, Scotland, by the German U-Boat U-47. The ship sank with the loss of over 830 officers and men

 

Walter BONELLO, Steward, died 9th June 1940, on board the Aircraft Carrier HMS Glorious, when his ship was sunk off the Norwegian Coast by the German Battleships Gneisenau and Scharnhorst

 

John A.F. BONICHIER, Assistant Clerk, single, aged 18 years, from Ireland, on board HMS Vulcan in March 1901

 

Carmel BONNICI, Petty Officer Steward, died 5th April 1942, on the the Cruiser HMS Cornwall. His ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft, and sunk in the Indian Ocean

 

Joseph M. BONNICI, E/JX132594, Petty Officer, died 10th March 1941, of the minesweeper HMS Ploughboy

 

Toni BONNICI, a crew member of the Mooring Vessel Moor, lost his life on 8th April 1941 when the vessel struck a mine and quickly sank in Grand Harbour

 

David Arthur BOOKER, aged 23 years, bachelor, Leading Air Mechanic, R.N., HMS Falcon Hal Far, the son of Edward Booker, married 26th July 1952, to Lilian Georgina READING, aged 21 years, spinster, the daughter of Alfred Reading

 

L.R. BOORMAN, ERA, died 14th June 1942, on board the Cruiser HMS Liverpool. His ship was part of the escort for the ‘Harpoon’ convoy, when it came under attack from enemy aircraft, and was damaged. The engine room was hit and twelve men there were killed

 

D. BOOTH, Leading Seaman, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

Raymond Alfred George BOOTH, the son of Alfred Walter and Gladys Emily Booth, 23 Strada San Trofimo, Sliema, Petty Officer, Royal Navy, born 8th November 1927

  

Alfred BORDA, Leading Steward, E/LX20695, died 9th June 1940, on board the Aircraft Carrier HMS Glorious, when his ship was sunk off the Norwegian Coast by the German Battleships Gneisenau and Scharnhorst

 

Joseph BORG, Petty Officer Steward, died 22nd May 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Gloucester, which was sunk by enemy aircraft

 

Paul BORG, Leading Steward, E/LX22156, died 25th November 1941, on board the Battleship HMS Barham, which was torpedoed in the Eastern Mediterranean by the German U-Boat U-331. His ship exploded killing 862 members of the crew

 

Salvatore BORG, Petty Officer, died 26th May 1942, of the Drifter Eddy

 

Edward Harry Fletcher BOUGHEY, Lieutenant, single, aged 22 years, born in Norwich, on board HMS Illustrious in March 1901

 

Edward Harry Fletcher BOUGHEY, aged 23 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, HMS Andromeda, the son of William Fenton Fletcher Boughey deceased, married 22nd March 1902 to, Ethel Georgina Emily HARRISON, aged 21 years, spinster, the daughter of George Alexander Harrison deceased

 

J.H. BOUSTEAD, AB, HMS St. Angelo, the Naval Shore base, died 26th March 1942

 

Anthony Pleydell BOUVERIE, aged 26 years, bachelor, Naval Officer, HMS Curacoa, the son of Jacob, 6th Earl of Radnor, Peer deceased, married 5th December 1931 to, Anita Estelle Henriette COSTIANDER, aged 22 years, spinster, of Helsingfors, Finland, the daughter of Colonel Torsten Waldemar Costiander

 

Tre BOVINGTON, aged 32 years, bachelor, Chief Petty Officer,  R.N., HMS Peacock, the son of Robert John Bovington, married 30th January 1951, to Peggy Helen THURLEY, aged 26 years, spinster, the daughter of Henry Thurley

 

Joan BOWDEN, aged 23 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Harry Bowden, married 25th November 1950, to Albert Louis ROWLEY, aged 22 years, bachelor, Leading Writer, R.N., R.N.B. Camerata, the son of Reginald Louis Rowley

 

Patricia Margaret BOWERS, the daughter of Marjorie Nellie and Giles Bowers, 40 Strada Nuova, Sliema, Stoker, Royal Navy, HMS Blanche, born 22nd December 1931

 

R. BOWES, AB, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

John BOWING, aged 33 years, bachelor, Engineer Lieutenant, HMS Mallard, the son of John Bowing, married 21st November 1904 to, Norah Lily PENFOLD, aged 20 years, spinster, the daughter of William George Edward Penfold, Fleet Paymaster

 

S. BOWKER, OA4, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

Kenneth George McKenzie BOWLER, aged 26 years, bachelor, Telegraphist, Royal Navy, Castille Signal Station, Valletta, the son of Ernest Bowler, married 3rd February 1932 to, Ivy May FOUNTAIN, aged 26 years, spinster, the daughter of Frederick Fountain

 

Brian Robert BOWLES, aged 27 years, bachelor, Naval Officer, HMS Falcon, the son of Robert George Bowles, married 28th January 1961 to, Maureen TURNBULL, aged 28 years, spinster, R.N., Villa Mauvany, Ta Xbiex, the daughter of George Alfred Turnbull. The Marriage was conducted by the Reverend John Scott, Chaplain, R.N. and took place at St.Nicholas Church, Hal Far

 

Graham Ernest BOWLES, born 13th April 1936, the son of Florence Maud and Ernest Thomas Bowles, Chief Petty Officer. Mediterranean Destroyer Flotilla, Malta. Baptised by the Reverend Ronald Collins, Chaplain R.N., at St.Michael’s Chapel, Malta Dockyard

 

J.A. BOWLES, Leading Seaman, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

A.E. BOWMAN, AB, died 26th March 1942, on board HMS Avon Vale

 

Cyril George Elias BOWRING, the son of George Elias Edwin and Ruby Virginia Bowring, 25 Strada Collegio, Sliema, Chief Petty Officer Cook, Royal Navy, born 31st October 1927

    

Michael Howard BOWSKILL, aged 20 years, bachelor, Radio Mechanic, HMS St.Angelo, the son of Bertie Harold Bowskill, married 27th February 1971 to, Rosemary Grace CLARKE, aged 22 years, spinster, Wren, of Whitehall Mansions, Ta Xbiex, the daughter of Stanley Clarke. This Marriage took place in St.Michael’s and All Angels Royal Navy Chapel HMS St.Angelo

 

Barbara Sybil Ethel BOWYER, the daughter of Sybil Violet and Noel Glencoe Bowyer, Luxor House, Strada Vianni, Sliema, Leading Signalman, Royal Navy, born 9th February 1935

 

Noel Gordon John BOWYER, the son of Sybil Violet and Noel Glencoe Bowyer, Luxor House, Strada Vianni, Sliema, Leading Signalman, Royal Navy, born 13th February 1931

 

 

J.T. BOX, AB, died 12th August 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Nigeria. As part of the escort to the ‘Pedestal’ Convoy, the ship came under attack from Italian and German aircraft during the day, but at dusk was hit by torpedoes fired by the Italian submarine Axum, and sustained damage, causing her to return to Gibraltar

 

Elizabeth Sarah Louise BOXALL, born 8th June 1902, the daughter of John and Emma Boxall, Valet

 

Elsie Marian BOXALL, born 26th September 1905, the daughter of John and Emma Boxall, Steward, R.N., HMS Bulwark

 

John Matthew Louis BOXALL, born 31st January 1901, the son of John and Emma Catherine Boxall, Valet, attached HMS Renown

 

G.C. BOYCE, Ord.Tel., died 12th August 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Nigeria. As part of the escort to the ‘Pedestal’ Convoy, the ship came under attack from Italian and German aircraft during the day, but at dusk was hit by torpedoes fired by the Italian submarine Axum, and sustained damage, causing her to return to Gibraltar

 

H.T. BOYCE, Leading Steward, died 23rd July 1941, on board the destroyer HMS Fearless, which was escorting Convoy ‘Substance’ from Gibraltar. His ship was badly damaged by Italian aircraft south of Sardinia, and sunk

 

R.A. BOYCE, AB, died 15th June 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Bedouin. Part of the escort to Convoy ‘Harpoon’ from Gibraltar to Malta, they were attacked by enemy forces when between Sicily and Tunisia. His ship was badly damaged but taken in tow by the sister ship HMS Partridge though damaged herself. Italian torpedo-bombers attacked the stricken ship and sank her

 

W. BOYCE GM, OD, died on the destroyer HMS Jersey when it struck a mine at the entrance to Grand Harbour on 2nd May 1941

 

William BOYCE, Able Seaman, HMS Orwell, died 30th January 1903. See BROOKS for details

 

Dennis Melvyn BOYER, the son of Winifred and Leslie Ewart Boyer, ‘Cairo’, Amery Street, Sliema, Chief Petty Officer, Royal Navy, born 20th January 1933

 

Leslie Ewart BOYER, aged 25 years, bachelor, Electrical Artificer, HMS Royal Sovereign, the son of Edwin Boyer, married 23rd November 1929 to, Winifred HOLLEYHEAD, aged 25 years, spinster, the daughter of Albert Holleyhead

 

Leslie Albert BOYER, born 14th November 1930, the  son of Winifred and Leslie Boyer, Electrical Artificer, Royal Navy

 

Patrick BOYLE, R.N., the son of Joseph and Mary Boyle, married 22nd August 1958, to Helen NISBET, the daughter of Thomas and Margaret Nisbet

 

J.A. BRADLEY, Coder, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

Thomas William BRADLEY, aged 29 years, widower, Commissioned Boatswain, Royal Navy, R.N.B. Camerata, the son of Harold Orton Bradley, married 6th April 1951, to Joan Dulcie DOWNARD, aged 27 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Vernon Usher Downard

 

William H. BRADLEY, Able Seaman, single, aged 23 years, born in Brighton, Sussex, on board HMS Surprise in March 1901

 

H.W. BRADSHAW, AB, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

Allan William Iverson BRAND, the son of Louise Maud and Joseph William Brand, 1 Strada Imrabat, Sliema, Royal Navy, born 3rd March 1931

 

C.G. BRAWN, Petty Officer, died 12th August 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Nigeria. As part of the escort to the ‘Pedestal’ Convoy, the ship came under attack from Italian and German aircraft during the day, but at dusk was hit by torpedoes fired by the Italian submarine Axum, and sustained damage, causing her to return to Gibraltar

 

J.O. BRAY, Steward, died 12th August 1942, on board the Aircraft Carrier HMS Indomitable. His ship was part of the escort for Operation ‘Pedestal’ from Gibraltar. In the late afternoon twelve German Ju87 aircraft attacked the carrier and she suffered serious damage from the bombs. One hit the forward AA gun positions killing more than twenty of the Royal Marines detachment. Another landed near the forward lift and penetrated the upper gallery deck and exploded above the main hangar deck. The wardroom was crowded with off-duty pilots and observers when it was wrecked by a bomb killing all the occupants. The ship survived the onslaught and headed for Gibraltar

 

P.E.N. BRAY, AB, died 12th August 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Nigeria. As part of the escort to the ‘Pedestal’ Convoy, the ship came under attack from Italian and German aircraft during the day, but at dusk was hit by torpedoes fired by the Italian submarine Axum, and sustained damage, causing her to return to Gibraltar

 

John Henry BRAYFORD, the son of Ezita Henrietta and Thomas William Brayford, Ghar-id-Dud, Sliema, Royal Navy, born 2nd April 1929

 

Married 14th July 1928, Thomas William BRAYFORD, aged 33 years, bachelor, E.R.A., Royal Navy, HMS Dahlia, the son of Thomas William Brayford, to Eliza Henrietta MARTIN, aged 30 years, spinster, the daughter of Charles Owen Martin

 

Theobald BREEN, Gunner, married, aged 32 years, from Scotland, on board HMS Vulcan in March 1901

 

Cecil William BRENNAND, aged 28 years, bachelor, AB, HMS Hostile, the son of Robert Brennand, married 20th February 1939 to, Zena ATKINSON, aged 27 years, spinster, the daughter of Bert Anthony Atkinson deceased

 

Malcolm John BRENTON, the son of Ronald William and Mary Brenton, 47 Melita Street, Sliema, E.R.A., R.N., born 31st May 1939

 

William Hector BRERETON, aged 33 years, bachelor, Lieut-Commander R.N., HMS Dieppe, the son of Cyprian Bridge Brereton, married 22nd March 1952, to Elaine Reynolds HAMPTON, aged 31 years, spinster, the daughter of Arthur Charles Hampton

 

W.J. BRERETON, Ck (O), died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily. She received direct hits, amongst others on the Wardroom and the Petty Officer Mess, fires raged out of control, and she had to be abandoned. Survivors were taken on board the Cruiser HMS Gloucester and the destroyer HMS Diamond

 

A.H. BRETT, Leading Seaman, died 14th June 1942, on board the Cruiser HMS Liverpool. His ship was part of the escort for the ‘Harpoon’ convoy, when it came under attack from enemy aircraft, and was damaged. The engine room was hit and twelve men there were killed

 

Cedric Austin BRETT, of the Royal Navy Amenities Ship Menestheus, was found hanging having committed suicide on board. His dead body was landed when the ship arrived at Malta 19th June 1946

 

Julius Russell BRETT, aged 29 years, bachelor, Leading Telegraphist, HMS Eagle, the son of Julius Brett, married 28th August 1928 to, Clara Constance Kathleen WILKINS, aged 29 years, spinster, the daughter of Alfred John Wilkins

 

Dorothy Mabel Graver BREWER, born 17th September 1905, the daughter of Winnifred Mabel and Frederick Brewer, ERA, R.N.

 

Jehoiada Jaffrison BREWER, aged 34 years, bachelor, Commander, HMS Marlborough, the son of Reginald E.W.Brewer deceased, married 10th August 1919 to, Anita Carlyle DARRELL, aged 25 years, spinster, of Norwich, the daughter of Joseph D.C. Darrell

 

John Edward Darrell BREWER, born 9th November 1921, the son of Anita Carlyle and Jehoiada Jeaffreson Brewer, Commander, Royal Navy

 

V. BRIDGE, ERA, died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily. She received direct hits, amongst others on the Wardroom and the Petty Officer Mess, fires raged out of control, and she had to be abandoned. Survivors were taken on board the Cruiser HMS Gloucester and the destroyer HMS Diamond

 

Charles H. BRIDGES, Leading Stoker, HMS Egmont, was taken ill in the Melita Club, at Senglea. Help was immediately sought and he was taken to Bighi Naval Hospital but died on Friday 8th March 1907 of cerebral haemorrhage

 

Irene Ellen BRIDGES, aged 24 years, spinster, Petty Officer, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Cecil William Bridges, married 16th October 1953, to Mellor HELLAWELL, aged 20 years, bachelor, Leading Seaman, Royal Navy, HMS St. Kitts, the son of Douglas Hellawell,

 

Anthony BRIFFA, Steward, E/LX22989, died 25th November 1941, on board the Battleship HMS Barham, which was torpedoed in the Eastern Mediterranean by the German U-Boat U-331. His ship exploded killing 862 members of the crew

 

Joseph BRIFFA, Petty Officer Steward, died 25th November 1941, on board the Battleship HMS Barham, which was torpedoed in the Eastern Mediterranean by the German U-Boat U-331. His ship exploded killing 862 members of the crew

 

Joseph BRIFFA, Petty Officer Steward, died 18th April 1941, on board the Convoy ship Fiona, when it was bombed off the Egyptian coast

 

John Vincent BRIGGS, Gunner, Royal Marine Artillery, single, aged 23 years, born in Battersea, London, of HMS Renown in 1901

 

Guzeppi BRINCAT, a crew member of the Mooring Vessel Moor, lost his life on 8th April 1941 when the vessel struck a mine and quickly sank in Grand Harbour

 

Robert BRINCAT, the son of Nicholas and Violet Brincat, 32 Via Cospicua, Casal Paula, Captain’s Cook, Royal Navy, born 24th July 1926

 

Charles William BRINE, aged 23 years, AB, HMS Hibernia, the son of Reuben Brine deceased, married 20th August 1901 to, Annie TAPLIN, aged 22 years, the daughter of William Taplin deceased

 

Hugh Percival BRISTER, aged 23years, bachelor, Lieutenant, Royal Navy, HMS Eagle, the son of Sydney Somers Brister, Clerk, married 22nd November 1930 to, Beryl Frances De BRETT, aged 24 years, spinster, of 38 Strada Tigne, Sliema, the daughter of Brigadier-General Harry Simonds De Brett, retired

 

P.W.J. BRISTOW, AB, died 22nd March 1942, on the destroyer HMS Kingston. The ship was later taken into the drydock for repair where she was severley damaged by German bombing on 11th April, and was subsequently sunk as a blockship

 

A.J. BRITTON, Stoker 1st Class, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

Lieut-Commander E. Michael BRITTON, Royal Navy of HMS Falcon, killed in a flying accident. He crashed at Hal Far on 3rd June in a Beaufighter and died on board HMHS Maine on Friday 21st. He left a widow. His funeral was held at Kalkara Naval Cemetery 24th June

 

Married 12th November 1927, Alfred Bertram BROAD, aged 23 years, bachelor, E.R.A., Royal Navy, HMS Cyclops, the son of Edgar Broad, to Ada Eliza MILNER, aged 30 years, spinster, the daughter of Joseph Charles Milner

 

Trevor Charles BROADBRIDGE, the son of Sidney Charles and Emily Louisa Broadbridge, 15 Cuschieri Street, Sliema, Stoker, R.N., born 18th September 1938

 

S.H. BROCK, Stoker, died 15th June 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Bedouin. Part of the escort to Convoy ‘Harpoon’ from Gibraltar to Malta, they were attacked by enemy forces when between Sicily and Tunisia. His ship was badly damaged but taken in tow by the sister ship HMS Partridge though damaged herself. Italian torpedo-bombers attacked the stricken ship and sank her

 

Lieutenant BROCKLIBANK, R.N.V.R., died on 1st June 1945 whilst swimming off Qui Si Sana, Sliema. He got into difficulties, and Surgeon-Lieut Routledge Royal Navy, and F. Bartoli of R.E.M.E., dragged him ashore and gave artificial respiration, without success. His body was taken to Bighi Naval Hospital for Post Mortem

 

William Henry BROMIDGE, aged 31 years, bachelor, Victualling C.P.O., HMS Egmont, the son of William Henry Bromidge deceased, married 20th September 1919 to, Laura Ruth EDNEY, aged 18 years, spinster, the daughter of Arthur John Edney, Warrant Writer, R.N.

 

Rosemary Marion BROOK, the wife of Robert Brook, HMS Surprise, Royal Navy, gave birth to a daughter in March 1960

 

Lieutenant BROOKES, Commanding Officer of HM Submarine Clyde, in 1942

 

Maurice Henry BROOKES, aged 23 years, bachelor, Sick Bay Attendant, R.N.Hospital Bighi, the son of Arthur Henry Brookes, married 9th May 1914 to, Florence Lydia AIRS, aged 17 years, spinster, the daughter of Walter Airs

 

Betty BROOKS, the daughter of Edward and Edna Brooks, 60 Windsor Terrace, Sliema, Royal Navy, born 26th May 1925

 

Able Seaman William BROOKS, HMS Orwell, died 30th January 1903. The Royal Navy held a series of night exercises off the Albanian coast in January 1903. HMS Orwell a torpedo-boat destroyer together with five others was practising how to evade a protective blockade around a battleship, represented by the cruiser HMS Pioneer. All the ships were sailing without lights but when HMS Orwell was ‘captured’ she lit her navigation lights and was proceeding outside the exercise area to await further instructions.

Suddenly in the darkness another ship loomed up, it was the Pioneer, and was coming almost directly towards the Orwell. The two ships collided. About 40 feet of the bow section including the bridge was sliced off, and this forward part sank within a few minutes, but the stern section remained afloat almost on an even keel. The impact had bent the plates on the port side round at right angles so that they almost completely closed the huge gap, and the forward bulkhead remained intact. Fifteen men from HMS Orwell lost their lives

 

F.W.C. BROOMAN, Joiner, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

Marjorie Gladys BROOKES, aged 23 years, spinster, Leading Wren, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of William Brookes, married 17th May 1952, to Edward Gerard SOUNESS, aged 26 years, bachelor, Leading Seaman, R.N., HMS Forth, the son of Thomas Alexander Souness

 

Claude John  BROUGH, aged 22 years, bachelor, Leading Stoker, R.N., HMS Wrangler, the son of Claude Brough, married 10th November 1953, to Margaret Mary COOK, aged 21 years, spinster, the daughter of John Francis Cook

 

Arthur Grainger BROWN, aged 30 years, bachelor, Telegraphist, Royal Navy, HMS Sussex, the son of Frederick Melbourne Brown deceased, Tradesman, married 19th June 1936 to, Christina Edith WARREN, aged 22 years, spinster, the daughter of William Hodges Warren, Toolmaker

 

C.R. BROWN, Ord. Signaller, died 22nd March 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Havock. His ship was escorting Convoy MW10 from Alexandria, when it was attacked by the enemy and sustained some damage

 

Douglas Alfred BROWN, the son of Gladys and Alfred Walter Brown, 91a Strada San Elena, Sliema, Royal Navy, born 21st October 1930

 

Elizabeth Ann BROWN, the daughter of Dora and William Desmond Brown, 1 Victoria Avenue, Sliema, Commander, Royal Navy, born 9th July 1933

 

George BROWN, Gunner, Royal Marine Artillery, single, aged 27 years, born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, of HMS Renown in 1901

 

G.S. BROWN, Stoker 1st Class, died 24th March 1942, on the destroyer Southwold. She was towing the cargo ship Breconshire part of convoy MW.10 from Alexandria that had been attacked earlier that day, when she struck a mine off Zonqor Point

 

H. BROWN, AB, died 22nd March 1942, on the destroyer HMS Kingston. The ship was later taken into the drydock for repair where she was severley damaged by German bombing on 11th April, and was subsequently sunk as a blockship

 

Harold Ernest BROWN, Lieutenant, single, aged 26 years, born in Ringwood, Hampshire, on board HMS Illustrious in March 1901

 

Herbert C.G. BROWN, Able Seaman, single, aged 24 years, born in Battersea, London, on board HMS Tyne in March 1901

 

John E.A. BROWN, Assistant Paymaster, single, aged 21 years, born in Worcester, on board HMS Royal Oak in March 1901

 

Mildred Edwina BROWN, aged 27 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Edward C. Brown, married 11th August 1951, to Kenyon George Coulson MANSFIELD, aged 26 years, bachelor, Petty Officer Telegraphist, R.N., HMS Fierce, the son of Walter George Mansfield

 

Reginald John Drummond BROWN, born 15th July 1906, the son of Frances Roberta and Reginald Francis Brown, Assistant Paymaster, R.N.

 

Rodney BROWN, aged 20 years, bachelor, Aircraft Artificer, HMS Falcon Hal Far, the son of Gerald Brown, married 12th September 1953, to Joan JENNER, aged 20 years, spinster, the daughter of Eric Alexander Jenner

 

Able Seaman Thomas Cyril BROWN, C/JX 125029, lost his life in the submarine Upholder on 14th April 1942

 

W.H. BROWN, AB, died 15th June 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Bedouin. Part of the escort to Convoy ‘Harpoon’ from Gibraltar to Malta, they were attacked by enemy forces when between Sicily and Tunisia. His ship was badly damaged but taken in tow by the sister ship HMS Partridge though damaged herself. Italian torpedo-bombers attacked the stricken ship and sank her

 

Married 27th August 1929, Leslie Newton BROWNFIELD, aged 27 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, Royal Navy, HM Submarine X.1., the son of Harry Munyard Brownfield, to Sylvia Kathleen DORE, aged 25 years, spinster, the daughter of John Andrews Lammas Dore

 

John Craig BROWNLEE, aged 22 years, bachelor, REM, HMS St.Angelo, the son of John Edward Brownlee, married 16th January 1971 to, Susan Barbara SKILLINGS, aged 20 years, spinster, Wren, of Whitehall Mansions, Ta Xbiex, the daughter of George Albert Skillings deceased. This Marriage took place in St.Michael’s and All Angels Royal Navy Chapel HMS St.Angelo

 

R. BROWNLOW, OD, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

T. BROWNSON, Stoker 1st Class, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

Doriel BRUCE, the daughter of Martin and Joan Marjorie Hitchcock Bruce, 15 Graham Street, Sliema, Lieutenant, R.N., born 9th October 1937. Baptised at King George V Hospital. She died on 11th October

 

A.F. BRUNDLE, Mech 1, died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily. She received direct hits, amongst others on the Wardroom and the Petty Officer Mess, fires raged out of control, and she had to be abandoned. Survivors were taken on board the Cruiser HMS Gloucester and the destroyer HMS Diamond

 

John Paul Guido BRYANT, aged 30 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, HMS Arethusa, the son of John Henry Bryant deceased, married 31st December 1935 to, Tempe Mary WALLICH, aged 19 years, spinster, the daughter of Cyril Colling Norton Wallich

 

Charles Hunt BRYDEN, aged 25 years, bachelor, Supply Assistant, HMS Vulcan, the son of Charles Hunt Bryden, married 24th September 1938 to, Charlotte BROWN, aged 24 years, spinster, the daughter of Charles Edward Brown

 

D. BUCHANAN, Petty Officer Tel., died 23rd July 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Manchester. His ship was part of the escort of Operation ‘Substance’ a Convoy from Gibraltar, when it was hit by torpedoes fired by the Italian E-boats Nos. 16 and 22. An oil fuel tank was hit and the adjacent compartments flooded, also her engines were damaged, so she returned to Gibraltar

 

William BUCHANAN, single, aged 25 years, Petty Officer 2nd Class, born in Hoxton New Town, London, on board HMS Tyne in March 1901

 

Joan BUCK, the wife of Petty Officer William G. Buck, R.N., gave birth to a son in March 1959

 

W. BUCKETT, Petty Officer Steward, died 23rd July 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Manchester. His ship was part of the escort of Operation ‘Substance’ a Convoy from Gibraltar, when it was hit by torpedoes fired by the Italian E-boats Nos. 16 and 22. An oil fuel tank was hit and the adjacent compartments flooded, also her engines were damaged, so she returned to Gibraltar

 

Edwin Clarke BUCKLAND, aged 26 years, bachelor, Writer, R.N., HMS Egmont, the son of Richard John James Buckland, Ropemaker, R.N., married 17th July 1915 to, Daisy Jolliffe WOODWARD, aged 20 years, spinster, the daughter of William White Woodward

 

Michael John BUCKNALL, the son of Mary and Edwin Charles Bucknall, ‘Oxford’, Melita Street, Sliema, Warrant Engineer, born 21st July 1934

 

Evelyn May BUCKSEY, aged 30 years, spinster, Chief Wren, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of John Sinclair Bucksey. married 10th January 1953, to Richard Brooks LIDSTONE, aged 30 years, bachelor, L.S.A., R.N., HMS Euryalus, the son of John Richard Lidstone

 

John M. BUGGE, Lieutenant, R.N.R., married, aged 30 years, born on the ship Annie Fawcett in the North Atlantic, on board HMS Royal Oak in March 1901

 

V.C.F. BULL, OD, died 15th June 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Airedale. His ship was part of the escort for the Convoy ‘Vigorous’ from Alexandria, protecting eleven merchant ships. During the afternoon of the 15th the Convoy was attacked by German dive-bombers, and no less than twelve aircraft targeted HMS Airedale, and left it a smouldering wreck. The after end was completely gone and it is believed that her own ammunition or depth charge store had exploded

 

W. BULLESS, OD, died 15th June 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Bedouin. Part of the escort to Convoy ‘Harpoon’ from Gibraltar to Malta, they were attacked by enemy forces when between Sicily and Tunisia. His ship was badly damaged but taken in tow by the sister ship HMS Partridge though damaged herself. Italian torpedo-bombers attacked the stricken ship and sank her

 

J.B. BULMER, Stoker Petty Officer, died 15th June 1942, on board the Royal Australian Navy destroyer HMAS Nestor.  His ship was part of the escort for the ‘Vigorous’ Convoy from Alexandria when it was attacked by German dive-bombers, and sunk

 

Doreen Lucy BUNTING, born 2nd September 1921, the daughter of Robert and Minnie Dorothy Bunting, Petty Officer, R.N.

 

John Edward BUNTING, aged 21 years, bachelor, Writer, R.N., HMS Falcon, the son of Walter Bunting, married 4th July 1953, to Renee PARKER, aged 25 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of John Edward Parker

 

Freda Cicely BURBIDGE, aged 23 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Thomas Burbidge, married 17th February 1951, to Ronald Henry WEAKLEY, aged 20 years, bachelor, S.M., R.N., HMS Tyne, the son of Alfred John Weakley

 

Charles Llewellyn BURGOYNE DSM, C/MX 51007, ERA, lost his life in the submarine Upholder on 14th April 1942

 

F.C. BURLEY, Petty Officer, died 15th June 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Bedouin. Part of the escort to Convoy ‘Harpoon’ from Gibraltar to Malta, they were attacked by enemy forces when between Sicily and Tunisia. His ship was badly damaged but taken in tow by the sister ship HMS Partridge though damaged herself. Italian torpedo-bombers attacked the stricken ship and sank her

 

Herbert Llewellyn BURLEY, aged 22 years, bachelor, Leading Seaman, HMS Cardiff, the son of Joe Burley, married 27th October 1926 to, Dorothy Isabel RAWLINGS, aged 20 years, spinster, the daughter of Philip Henry Rawlings

 

Rodman Victor BURLING, aged 23 years, bachelor, Leading Writer R.N., RNB Camerata, the son of Rivers George Burling, married 14th June 1952, to Sheila Elizabeth COLEMAN, aged 19 years, spinster, the daughter of Michael Frederick Coleman Patricia Eirene BURN, born 18th November 1927, the daughter of George Henry and Eirene May Burn, S.P.O. R.N.

 

Patricia Eirene BURN, the daughter of George Henry and Eirene May Burn, 23 Strada Tigne, Sliema, Petty Officer, Royal Navy, born 18th November 1927

 

E.E. BURNS, AB, died 12th August 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Nigeria. As part of the escort to the ‘Pedestal’ Convoy, the ship came under attack from Italian and German aircraft during the day, but at dusk was hit by torpedoes fired by the Italian submarine Axum, and sustained damage, causing her to return to Gibraltar

 

Denzil Henry BURNETT, born 4th October 1908, the son of William Alexander and Florence Edna Burnett, ERA, R.N.

 

William Alexander BURNETT, aged 21 years, bachelor, ERA, HMS Royal Oak, the son of Thomas Henry Burnett, Chief Boatswain retired, R.N., married 3rd December 1901 to, Maud Sabina CHAPMAN, aged 23 years, spinster, the daughter of William Charles Chapman

 

J. BURNS, Shipwright 1st Class, HMS St. Angelo, the Naval Shore base, died 18th April 1942

 

Norman John BURNS, Royal Navy, serving on HMS Armada, in October 1956

 

W. BURTENSHAW, Leading Stoker, died 17th February 1943 on board the destroyer HMS Paladin, whilst the ship was engaged in attacking the German air escort of a convoy to Alexandria, and sinking the German U-Boat U205

 

A.B. BURTON, Leading Seaman, died when HMS Kandahar hit a mine and sank 19th December 1941

 

F.C. BUSH, Leading Stoker, died 14th June 1942, on board the Cruiser HMS Liverpool. His ship was part of the escort for the ‘Harpoon’ convoy, when it came under attack from enemy aircraft, and was damaged. The engine room was hit and twelve men there were killed

 

Carmel J. BUSUTTIL, AB, HM Drifter Eddy, died 26th May 1942

 

Cyril BUTTERS, Steward, E/LX20620, died 9th June 1940, on board the Aircraft Carrier HMS Glorious, when his ship was sunk off the Norwegian Coast by the German Battleships Gneisenau and Scharnhorst

 

J.A. BUTTERWORTH, Leading Stoker, died 23rd July 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Manchester. His ship was part of the escort of Operation ‘Substance’ a Convoy from Gibraltar, when it was hit by torpedoes fired by the Italian E-boats Nos. 16 and 22. An oil fuel tank was hit and the adjacent compartments flooded, also her engines were damaged, so she returned to Gibraltar

 

Carmel BUTTIGIEG DSM, Stoker, E/KX117749, HMS St. Angelo, the Naval Shore base, died 23rd August 1943

 

Victor Edward BUXTON, aged 23 years, bachelor, AB, HMS Emperor of India, the son of George Henry Buxton, married 29th October 1920 to, Emily GRAHAM, aged 19 years, spinster, the daughter of James Graham, Dockyard Police

 

A.W. BYE, Stoker Petty Officer, died 12th August 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Cairo. Part of the escort to Convoy ‘Pedestal’ from Gibraltar to Malta, they were attacked by enemy forces when between Sicily and Tunisia. His ship was struck by torpedoes from the Italian submarine Axum, and had to be sunk by HMS Pathfinder

 

P.F. BYRNE, Stoker 2nd Class, on board the destroyer HMS Hasty, died 15th June 1942, when it was attacked by an E-Boat, and sunk

 

Allerton BYWATER, aged 28 years, bachelor, Engine Room Artificer, HMS Glow Worm, the son of Reuben Bywater, married 7th December 1938 to Iris Lilian DIAPER, aged 28 years, spinster, Morley House, 8 Tranby Road, Itchen, Southampton, the daughter of Walter Diaper

 

James BYWATER, aged 25 years, AB, the son of David Bywater deceased, married 18th January 1904 to, Concetta MILIORE, aged 24 years, seamstress, the daughter of Carmelo Miliore

 

Carmel CACHIA, E/LX23949, died 22nd May 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Gloucester, which was sunk by enemy aircraft

 

Joseph CACHIA, Leading Steward, E/LX20812, died 14th October 1939, on board the Battleship HMS Royal Oak, when it was torpedoed in Scapa Flow, Scotland, by the German U-Boat U-47. The ship sank with the loss of over 830 officers and men

 

Joseph CACHIA, Steward, E/LX22506, died 9th June 1940, on board the Aircraft Carrier HMS Glorious, when his ship was sunk off the Norwegian Coast by the German Battleships Gneisenau and Scharnhorst

 

Robert CAIN, AB, C/JX.279892. On 19th January 1943 he took part in a raid by three Motor Torpedo Boats on Tripoli Harbour. They came across three tugs towing an Italian submarine. They attacked and set fire to one tug, which caused all three tugs to abandon the submarine and return inside the harbour. The MTB‘s then turned their attention to the submarine and severely damaged it with torpedoes before returning to Malta

 

Herbert James CALDWELL, aged 31 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, HMS Severn, the son of James Oswald Caldwell, married 1st December 1936 to, Alice Violet PERCIVAL, aged 31 years, spinster, the daughter of Harold Franz Passamer Percival

 

Domenic CALLEJA, E/LX21330, died 26th May 1940, on board the cruiser HMS Curlew, when it was bombed by German aircraft, and sank off Skaanland

 

Guzeppi CALLEJA, a crew member of the Mooring Vessel Moor, lost his life on 8th April 1941 when the vessel struck a mine and quickly sank in Grand Harbour

 

Paul CALLEJA, Leading Steward, died 27th April 1941, on board the destroyer HMS Diamond, when it was attacked by German Stuka dive-bombers, and sunk

 

Pietru CALLEJA, a crew member of the Mooring Vessel Moor, lost his life on 8th April 1941 when the vessel struck a mine and quickly sank in Grand Harbour

 

W.S. CALLOW DSM, Chief Petty Officer, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

Joseph CALLUS, Steward, E/LX25499, died 29th May 1941, on board the destroyer HMS Hereward, which was carrying troops evacuated from Crete and heading for Alexandria when they came under air attack

 

Married 7th June 1947, Dennis J. CALNAN, Royal Navy, Lieutenant, to Patricia MARCHANT. The marriage was conducted by the Reverend D. Calnan, of Surbiton, London, uncle of the bridegroom

 

John Leslie CALVERT was born in Liverpool on 4th August 1899, the son of John and Elizabeth Calvert. He joined the Royal Navy, service No. M27564 and was Captain's Writer in HMS Hareball for two years, before serving as Chief Writer at HMS Egmont until March 1930, when he retired from the Royal Navy. His daughter Patricia Mary Calvert was born in Valletta on 13th March 1930. In July 1936 he joined Allied Malta Newspapers and was appointed Editor-in-Chief of the Sunday Times of Malta and at the same time also acted as the Reuter's Correspondent in Malta. He retired due to ill health in March 1938 and returned to England, where he died in Liverpool on 12th February 1939, aged 39 years. He left a wife and two daughters

 

William Geoffrey CALVERT, Royal Navy, serving on HMS Rodington, in December 1955

 

Anthony CAMENZULI, Leading Steward, E/LX21144, died 14th November 1940, on HMS Decoy

 

Domenic CAMENZULI, Leading Steward, E/LX22083, died 25th May 1941, on board HMS Kelly

 

Alfred CAMILLERI, Petty Officer Steward, E/LX15003, died 27th April 1941, on board the destroyer HMS Diamond, when it was attacked by German Stuka dive-bombers, and sunk

 

Censu CAMILLERI, a crew member of the Mooring Vessel Moor, lost his life on 8th April 1941 when the vessel struck a mine and quickly sank in Grand Harbour

 

Rocco CAMILLERI, Petty Officer Steward, E/LX20469, died 25th November 1941, on board the Battleship HMS Barham, which was torpedoed in the Eastern Mediterranean by the German U-Boat U-331. His ship exploded killing 862 members of the crew

 

Alexander Lyon Millar CAMPBELL, aged 20 years, bachelor, Stoker Mechanic, R.N., HMS Chieftain, the son of William Campbell, married 16th February 1952, to Peggy Doreen PALMER, aged 24 years, spinster, Leading Wren, the daughter of Charles Samuel Palmer

 

Maureen CAMPBELL, the daughter of Elsie and Richard Campbell, 3 Prince of Wales Junction, Sliema, Leading Seaman, HMS Ramillies, born 18th January 1935

 

Married 30th March 1937, Robert Elphinstone CAMPBELL, Lieutenant,  R.N., to May Dorothy CAMOZZI, the daughter of Percy Joe Camozzi

 

D.J. CANE, Leading Radio Mechanic, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

G. CANN, ERA, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

W.D. CANNON, CERA, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

Newburgh Henry CARD, aged 33 years, bachelor, Warrant Engineer, HMSWoolwich, the son of Robert William Card, married 5th December 1936 to Edna May QUINTON, aged 25 years, spinster, 217 Bath Road, Cheltenham, the daughter of Percy James Quinton

 

Geoffrey Harry CAREW-HUNT, aged 22 years, bachelor, Naval Officer, HMS Snapper, the son of Rowland Cecil Sneyd Hunt, Captain R.N., married  22nd July 1939 to Diana PATTERSON, aged 22 years, spinster, Spital House, Blythe, Worksop, the daughter of Rear Admiral Julian Francis Chichester Patterson

 

Nigel George Rowland CARLILE, the son of Gladys Nellie and George Carlile, 15 Amery Street, Sliema, E.R.A., Royal Navy, born 4th June 1935

 

Frederick William Thomas Nevile CARNELL, aged 32 years, widower, SCPO, HMS Greenwich, the son of  James Carnell, married 1st November 1924 to, Ada RALPHS, aged 27 years, spinster, the daughter of Edward Ralphs

 

Marshall John Thomas CARPENTER, aged 44 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, R.N.V.R., HMS Phoenicia, the son of John William Henry Carpenter, married 31st August 1946, to Anastasia Sergeevna HAYWARD, aged 38 years, widow, Teacher of Languages, the daughter of Serge ULANOFF

 

Alan CARR, aged 21 years, bachelor, Telegraphist R.N., Royal Naval Barracks Camerata, the son of Lancelot Carr, married 16th November 1949, to Vilma HOLDING, aged 20 years, spinster, the daughter of George Holding

 

W.J. CARSON, Writer, died when HMS Kandahar hit a mine and sank 19th December 1941

 

C.G.F. CARTER, AB, died 22nd March 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Havock. His ship was escorting Convoy MW10 from Alexandria, when it was attacked by the enemy and sustained some damage

 

C.M. CARTER, AB, died 22nd March 1942, on the cruiser HMS Cleopatra. The ship was part of the escort force with Convoy MW10 from Alexandria when they met several ships of the Italian Navy and HMS Cleopatra sustained some damage in the ensuing battle

 

George CARTER, Gunner, Royal Marine Artillery, single, aged 22 years, born in Bermondsey, London, of HMS Renown in 1901

 

J.E.N. CARTER, Sub-Lieutenant, RNR, died 22nd March 1942, on the destroyer HMS Kingston. The ship was later taken into the drydock for repair where she was severley damaged by German bombing on 11th April, and was subsequently sunk as a blockship

 

J.F. CARTER, Petty Officer, R.N., died 13th February 1942

 

Norman Hunter CARTER, aged 27 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, HMS Panther, the son of Colonel James Colebrooke Carter retired, married 1st June 1905 to, Florence Anne WARD, aged 24 years, spinster, the daughter of William Curtis Ward

 

Gregory CARUANA, E/LX22029, died 9th June 1940, on board the Aircraft Carrier HMS Glorious, when his ship was sunk off the Norwegian Coast by the German Battleships Gneisenau and Scharnhorst

 

Joseph CARUANA, Leading Seaman, E/JX138967, HMS St. Angelo, the Naval Shore base, died 11th June 1940

 

Vincent CARUANA, Petty Officer, E/JX 138978, died when HM Drifter Justified was lost 16th June 1942

 

M. CASEY, OD, died on the destroyer HMS Mohawk, when it was sunk by enemy fire 16th April 1941

 

Julius John CASEMENT, aged 31 years, bachelor, Naval Officer, HMS Devonshire, the son of Admiral John Moore Casement, married 22nd July 1937 to Margaret Mary Willis PRICE, aged 27 years, spinster, from Croughton, Northamptonshire, the daughter of John Willis Price, Clerk in Holy Orders

 

Valerie Anne CASH, the daughter of Grace and Wilfred James Cash, 77 Strada San Trofimo, Sliema, Telegraphist, Royal Navy, born 21st November 1933

 

Gaetan CASHA, Steward, E/LX22630, died 9th November 1942, on board the minesweeper HMS Cromer when it was sunk off Mersa Matruh

 

F.T. CASS, Steward, died 12th August 1942, on board the Aircraft Carrier HMS Indomitable. His ship was part of the escort for Operation ‘Pedestal’ from Gibraltar. In the late afternoon twelve German Ju87 aircraft attacked the carrier and she suffered serious damage from the bombs. One hit the forward AA gun positions killing more than twenty of the Royal Marines detachment. Another landed near the forward lift and penetrated the upper gallery deck and exploded above the main hangar deck. The wardroom was crowded with off-duty pilots and observers when it was wrecked by a bomb killing all the occupants. The ship survived the onslaught and headed for Gibraltar

 

Joseph CASSAR, Steward, E/LX23053, died 18th April 1941, on board the Convoy ship Fiona, when it was bombed off the Egyptian coast

 

George Alfred CASTLE, aged 21 years, bachelor, Sick Bay Attendant, R.N., RNB Camerata, the son of Alfred Edward Castle, married 13th June 1953, to Doreen HENDERSON, aged 19 years, spinster, the daughter of Frederick Henderson

 

W.E.A. CASTLE, AB, died 12th August 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Nigeria. As part of the escort to the ‘Pedestal’ Convoy, the ship came under attack from Italian and German aircraft during the day, but at dusk was hit by torpedoes fired by the Italian submarine Axum, and sustained damage, causing her to return to Gibraltar

 

Nicolas Ernest CASWELL, the son of Ernest and Evelyn Caswell, 50 Strada Carmine, St.Julians, R.N. retired, born 22nd October 1939

 

Carmel CATANIA, Steward, E/LX24312, died 9th November 1942, on board the minesweeper HMS Cromer when it was sunk off Mersa Matruh

 

Domenic CAUCHI, Leading Steward, E/LX21861, died 18th April 1941, on board the Convoy ship Fiona, when it was bombed off the Egyptian coast

 

Rafel CAUCHI, a crew member of the Mooring Vessel Moor, lost his life on 8th April 1941 when the vessel struck a mine and quickly sank in Grand Harbour

 

W. CAVANAGH, OD, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

Lieut-Commander R.D. CAYLEY DSO, Commanding Officer of HM submarine Utmost, 10th Submarine Flotilla, January 1941

 

Samuel CHADDERTON, aged 22 years, bachelor, Leading Signalman, HMS Formidable, the son of Joseph Chadderton deceased, married 30th June 1907 to, Mary Jane NEWELL, spinster

 

Married 22nd December 1927, John Erastus CHALLIS, aged 31 years, bachelor, Regulating Petty Officer, Royal Navy, HMS Eagle, the son of Erastus James Augustus Challis, to Violet Ivy TRINEMAN, aged 20 years, spinster, the daughter of Thomas Henry Trineman

 

Jill Marie CHALMERS, the wife of Watson Chalmers, Royal Navy, gave birth to a daughter in June 1961

 

John Robert CHALMERS, aged 22 years, bachelor, Leading Air Mechanic, R.N.A.S. Hal Far, the son of John Chalmers, married 16th February 1952, to Molly Lachlan BLACKALL, aged 22 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Frederick Noel Blackall

 

G.T. CHAMBERLAIN, AB, died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily. She received direct hits, amongst others on the Wardroom and the Petty Officer Mess, fires raged out of control, and she had to be abandoned. Survivors were taken on board the Cruiser HMS Gloucester and the destroyer HMS Diamond

 

Kenneth Redmayne CHAMBERS, aged 20 years, bachelor, Communication Rating, R.N. Barracks Camerata, the son of Alfred John Chambers, married 15th June 1945, to Margaret Jean WILSON, aged 22 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Alan Wilson

  

Daphne Bertrand CHAMBERS, born 16th September 1902, the daughter of Nora Annie and Bertram Mordaunt Chambers, Commander, R.N.

 

Jill Marie CHALMERS, the wife of Watson Chalmers, Royal Navy, gave birth to a daughter in June 1961

 

Claude Cyril CHANDLER, aged 25 years 6 months, bachelor, Petty Officer, HMS Wanderer, the son of John Phillip Chandler, married 24th November 1924 to, Annie Binnie Nicoll MONTGOMERY, aged 17 years 6 months, the daughter of David John Montgomery

 

E.S. CHANDLER, AB, died 10th January 1941, on board the destroyer HMS Gallant, which was escorting a Convoy, when it struck a mine that shattered the ship’s bows. Over 60 men were killed and another 25 injured. The ship was irreparably damaged but towed into Grand Harbour and beached beneath Crucifix Hill

 

Marie Therese CHAPMAN, aged 23 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of James Farnworth Harrison Chapman, married 21st April 1947, to Kenneth Prior LUCAS, aged 22 years, bachelor, Royal Navy, HMS St. Day, the son of Frank Lucas

 

Ida CHARLESWORTH, aged 21 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Harry Charlesworth, married 2nd September 1950, to Derek Martin JEFFERY, aged 21 years, bachelor, Leading Writer, Royal Navy, RNB Camerata, the son of Joseph Jeffery

 

Married 14th November 1927, Thomas Rawdon CHATTOCK, aged 26 years, bachelor, Naval Officer, HMS Conquest, the son of Herbert Edwin Chattock, to Dorothy Irene COVELL, aged 22 years, spinster, the daughter of Henry Horton Covell

 

A.E.P. CHEESEMAN, Surgeon Captain, HMS Talbot, the submarine base, died 1st March 1942

 

Robert Frederick CHEESEMAN, aged 28 years, bachelor, Mechanician, HMS Ceres, the son of Albert Charles Cheeseman, married 24th August 1929 to, Esther Emily Georgina COBBLEDICK, aged 20 years, spinster, the daughter of Francis Edwin Askew Cobbledick

 

J.C. CHERRY, Lieutenant, RNVR, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

Carmel CHETCUTI, AB, E/JX165102, died 20th February 1941, when the Royal Navy Trawler Ouse was sunk by a mine at Tobruk

 

John CHETCUTI, Leading Steward, E/LX22787, died 25th November 1941, on board the Battleship HMS Barham, which was torpedoed in the Eastern Mediterranean by the German U-Boat U-331. His ship exploded killing 862 members of the crew

 

Richard Blakesley CHEVENIX-TRENCH, aged 26 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, HMS Woolwich, the son of Charles Godfrey Chevenix-Trench, married 10th April 1939 to, Nancy Carey MUNRO, aged 22 years, spinster, the daughter of James Munro

 

C.J. CHEW, AB, died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily. She received direct hits, amongst others on the Wardroom and the Petty Officer Mess, fires raged out of control, and she had to be abandoned. Survivors were taken on board the Cruiser HMS Gloucester and the destroyer HMS Diamond

 

S. CHEW, AB, died 12th February 1942, on the destroyer HMS Maori. The ship was moored in French Creek when it was set ablaze by bombs from German aircraft, amidst the air raid and exploding ammunition on the ship, many of the crew were rescued

 

Herbert CHILES, aged 28 years, bachelor, Naval Officer, HMS Liverpool, the son of Samuel Stanley Chiles, married 10th August 1949, to Peggy WASHBOURNE, aged 23 years, spinster, the daughter of Albert Thomas Washbourne

 

Joseph G.W. CHITSON, Chief Carpenter, married, aged 48 years, born in Brixham, Devon, on board HMS Renown March 1901

 

J.F. CHITTOCK, AB, died 10th January 1941, on board the destroyer HMS Gallant, which was escorting a Convoy, when it struck a mine that shattered the ship’s bows. Over 60 men were killed and another 25 injured. The ship was irreparably damaged but towed into Grand Harbour and beached beneath Crucifix Hill

 

Eric Willis CHOLERTON, aged 27 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, HMS Snapper, the son of Willis Cholerton, married 1st January 1938 to Kathleen Rose JENKIN, aged 25 years, spinster, of 47 Tigne Wharf, Sliema the daughter of Thomas George Jenkin

 

A.G. CHOWLES, OD, died 15th June 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Bedouin. Part of the escort to Convoy ‘Harpoon’ from Gibraltar to Malta, they were attacked by enemy forces when between Sicily and Tunisia. His ship was badly damaged but taken in tow by the sister ship HMS Partridge though damaged herself. Italian torpedo-bombers attacked the stricken ship and sank her

 

Edward George CHUGG, aged 25 years, bachelor, Petty Officer, R.N., HMS Euryalus, the son of Edward James Chugg, married 26th October 1950, to Gwendolen Jordan WHITTAKER, aged 25 years, spinster, the daughter of William Whittaker

 

Ovidio CHURCH, Steward, E/LX23166, died 14th October 1939, on board the Battleship HMS Royal Oak, when it was torpedoed in Scapa Flow, Scotland, by the German U-Boat U-47. The ship sank with the loss of over 830 officers and men

 

Charles Fraser Harrington CHURCHILL, aged 32 years, bachelor, Naval Officer, HMS Bulldog, the son of Lieut-Colonel Herbert Forbes Churchill, retired, married 7th December 1931 to, Gertrude Vivien SWAN, aged 21 years, spinster, of Broomley Grange, Stocksfield Northumberland, the daughter of Charles Sheriton Swan, Shipbuilder

 

Domenic CINI, E/LX20934, died 22nd May 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Gloucester, which was sunk by enemy aircraft

 

Anthony CIOFFI, E/LX20536, died 5th April 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Cornwall, in the Indian Ocean, when his ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft

 

F. CLAPP, AB, died 23rd July 1941, on board the destroyer HMS Fearless, which was escorting Convoy ‘Substance’ from Gibraltar. His ship was badly damaged by Italian aircraft south of Sardinia, and sunk

 

Jill CLARE, the daughter of Leslie David and Vera Priscilla Clare, Sabiha, Sacred Heart Promenade, Birzebuggia, Petty Officer, R.N., born 19th April 1938

 

Married 22nd November 1906, Albert Edward CLARK, aged 27 years, bachelor, Stoker, R.N., HMS Carnarvon, the son of Charles Clark, Inspector of Police, to Helen Lilly BARLEY, aged 22 years, widow, the daughter of James Reid deceased

 

Alfred John CLARK, aged 20 years, bachelor, Supply Assistant, R.N., HMS Ricasoli, the son of Walter Clark, married 27th October 1951, to Violet Amelia WHITE, aged 21 years, spinster, V.A.D. Nurse R.N., the daughter of Osborne Alexander White

 

Douglas George CLARK, aged 26 years, bachelor, L.S.A., R.N., HMS St. Angelo, the son of James Alexander Clark, married 27th November 1950, to Joyce ONIONS, aged 23 years, spinster, the daughter of Frank Onions

 

Henry W.A. CLARK, Lieutenant, RNR, single, aged 35 years, from London, on board HMS Vulcan in March 1901

 

Kathleen Beryl Joy CLARK, the daughter of Kathleen Doris and Horace Leonard Clark, ‘Juliette’, Strada Imrabat, Sliema, Chief Writer, Royal Navy, born 14th October 1932

 

Keith CLARK, SB Petty Officer, served at Bighi Royal Naval Hospital from 1960 to 1962. Today he lives in Australia

 

Leslie Alfred CLARK, aged 28 years, bachelor, Leading Stoker, HMS Glow Worm, the son of Lewis Alfred Clark, married 3rd December 1936 to, Vera May ROBBINS, aged 18 years, spinster, of 44 Victoria Road, Alton, Hampshire, the daughter of Flight-Sergeant Leonard Charles Robbins

 

Leo CLARK, Royal Navy, serving on HMS Teredo, in October 1954. The son of Harry Clark, born 16th December 1928 in Luton

 

James H. CLARKE, the son of Florence and Joseph Clarke, 25 Strada San Domenico, Sliema, Royal Navy, born 22nd June 1930

 

Jean Heather CLARKE, the daughter of Florence and Joseph Clarke, 25 Strada San Domenico, Sliema, Royal Navy, born 31st March 1928

 

Feb 26th, Leslie Norman CLARKE, the son of Charles Frederick and Alice Rose Clarke, HMS St.Angelo, and 49 Laurel Avenue, Twickenham, Middlesex. Born 10th April 1921, baptised 26th February 1944

 

Married 21st April 1938, Richard Peard CLARKE, Royal Navy, Lieut-Commander, HMS Shropshire, to Mary NUNAN

 

W.E. CLARKE, Steward, died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily. She received direct hits, amongst others on the Wardroom and the Petty Officer Mess, fires raged out of control, and she had to be abandoned. Survivors were taken on board the Cruiser HMS Gloucester and the destroyer HMS Diamond

 

Sylvia CLARKSON, born 8th June 1917, the daughter of Walter and Elsie May Clarkson, Seaman, R.N.

 

W.H. CLARKSON, ERA, died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily. She received direct hits, amongst others on the Wardroom and the Petty Officer Mess, fires raged out of control, and she had to be abandoned. Survivors were taken on board the Cruiser HMS Gloucester and the destroyer HMS Diamond

 

Gloria CLAVE, the daughter of Catherine Margaret and John Summerfield Clave, 20 Prince Albert Street, Sliema, Royal Navy, born 28th January 1931

 

Richard James CLAYTON, aged 20 years, bachelor, Able Seaman, R.N., HMS Forth, the son of Frederick Clayton, married 17th May 1952, to Norma Elsie SHIELDS, aged 19 years, spinster, the daughter of Joseph Henry Shields

 

J. CLEE, ERA, died when HMS Kandahar hit a mine and sank 19th December 1941

 

Richard John CLEEVE, aged 25 years, bachelor, Petty Officer, Royal Navy, R.N.B.Camerata, the son of Harold John Cleeve, married 14th August 1950, to Olive Victoria SHIELDS, aged 23 years, spinster, the daughter of William Harold Shields

 

Royal Naval Barracks Camerata - Valletta

G.H. CLEMENTSON, Stoker, died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily. She received direct hits, amongst others on the Wardroom and the Petty Officer Mess, fires raged out of control, and she had to be abandoned. Survivors were taken on board the Cruiser HMS Gloucester and the destroyer HMS Diamond

 

P. CLIFFORD, OD, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

Coral CLIFTON, the wife of Brian Clifton, E.M.E., R.N., gave birth to a son in May 1960

 

M.E.W. CLIFTON, OD, died 15th June 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Bedouin. Part of the escort to Convoy ‘Harpoon’ from Gibraltar to Malta, they were attacked by enemy forces when between Sicily and Tunisia. His ship was badly damaged but taken in tow by the sister ship HMS Partridge though damaged herself. Italian torpedo-bombers attacked the stricken ship and sank her

 

Anthony David CLOVER, the son of John Hugh Peterson and Violet Helen Clover, 12 Littlefield Lane, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, Paymaster, Lieut-Commander, baptised 8th June 1940

 

John Hugh Peterson CLOVER, aged 23 years, bachelor, Paymaster Lieutenant, Royal Navy, the son of Harry Clover, Barrister at Law, married 13th December 1930 to, Hilda Kitty WONNALL, aged 20 years, spinster, the daughter of Staff Paymaster Thomas Gerrard Basil Wonnall, Royal Navy

 

Bernard William Geoffrey CLUTTERBUCK, aged 26 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, HMS Cardiff, the son of Albert Bernard Clutterbuck, married 14th December 1926 to, Christine Borgeand ABBOTT, aged 25 years, spinster, the daughter of Frank Abbott

 

Charles Richard COATES, aged 30 years, bachelor, Leading Seaman, HMSMaidstone, the son of Frank George Coates, married 15th April 1939 to, Elsie Florence GODDARD, aged 29 years, spinster, of 34 Winstanley Road, Portsmouth, the daughter of Arthur Gilbert Goddard

 

Francis George Crawshay COATES, aged 40 years, bachelor, Commander, R.N., the son of George Alexander Coates deceased, married 23rd March 1918 to, Ruby Deane POWELL, aged 35 years, spinster, the daughter of Even Powell

 

Rosemary Anne COATES, the daughter of Norah Harriett and George Frederick William Coates, 40a Strada Imrabat, Sliema, E.R.A., HMS Valentine, born 16th February 1932

 

Ernest Colin COATS, aged 28 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, Royal Navy, HMS Wren, the son of Ernest Symington Coats, Thread Manufacturer, married 18th December 1930 to, Gudrun Viola Hulda Margareta JOHANSON, aged 27 years, spinster, the daughter of Nils Ludvig Hippolytus Johanson, Director of Telegraphs

 

E.E. COBBINGS, Stoker 1st Class, died on the destroyer HMS Mohawk, when it was sunk by enemy fire 16th April 1941

 

Sheila Elizabeth Mary COCK, born 7th January 1927, the daughter of Elizabeth and Thomas Cock, Surgeon, Commander, Royal Navy

 

Derrick Reginald COCKERILL, aged 21 years, bachelor, Royal Navy, the son of Reginald Thomas Cockerill, married 7th July 1948, to Janet Gertrude JONES, aged 23 years, spinster, the daughter of Edwin Jones

 

Albert E. COCKS, Leading Seaman, single, aged 23 years, born in Margate, Kent, on board HMS Surprise in March 1901

 

George Geoffrey CODRINGTON, Lieutenant, single, aged 26 years, born in Richmond, Surrey, on board HMS Illustrious in March 1901

 

Douglas William COFFE, the son of Elsie May and Eric Clarence Coffe, 4 Strada Imrabat, Sliema, Royal Navy, born 23rd April 1931

 

Wilfred James COLBORNE, aged 27 years, bachelor, ERA, HMS Sealion, the son of Fred Enos James Colborne, married 28th November 1936 to, Adelaide Joan GALE, aged 22 years, spinster, the daughter of Joseph Gale

 

C. COLCLOUGH, Stoker 1st Class, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

Brian COLE, aged 24 years, bachelor, Steward, Royal Navy, the son of James Harold Cole, Pilot, Royal Air Force, married 15th October 1966 to, Barbara Ann HALL, aged 26 years, spinster, the daughter of Frederick George Hall. This Marriage took place in St.Michael’s and All Angels Royal Navy Chapel HMS St.Angelo

 

George COLE, Stoker 1st Class, P/KX100038, HMS St.Angelo. Died 15th February 1942 whilst attempting to defuse an enemy bomb

 

Stewart David COLE, the son of Winston Stewart and Edith Mina Cole, 98 Strada Ridolfo, Sliema, Ordnance Artificer, Royal Navy, born 24th September 1927

 

Antonia Mary COLEBY, born 4th November 1934, the daughter of Mary Alice and Francis John Anthony Coleby, Commander (E), HMS Coventry. Mediterranean Destroyer Flotilla, Malta. Baptised by the Reverend Charles Paton, Chaplain R.N., at St.Michael’s Chapel, Malta Dockyard

 

H.E.C. COLEMAN, AB, died 12th August 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Nigeria. As part of the escort to the ‘Pedestal’ Convoy, the ship came under attack from Italian and German aircraft during the day, but at dusk was hit by torpedoes fired by the Italian submarine Axum, and sustained damage, causing her to return to Gibraltar

 

Dorothy Edith COLES, the daughter of Ethel and William Coles, 15 Howard Street, Sliema, Royal Navy born 17th November 1929

 

Bernard COLGAN, AB, P/ESDX.1189. On 19th January 1943 he took part in a raid by three Motor Torpedo Boats on Tripoli Harbour. They came across three tugs towing an Italian submarine. They attacked and set fire to one tug, which caused all three tugs to abandon the submarine and return inside the harbour. The MTB‘s then turned their attention to the submarine and severely damaged it with torpedoes before returning to Malta. He was awarded the DSM for this action 

 

Lieutenant A.F. COLLETT DSC, Commanding Officer of HM Submarine Unique, 10th Submarine Flotilla, in January 1941

 

William COLLIER, aged 31 years, bachelor, Ord. Art, HMS Centurion, the son of James Collier, married 9th June 1923 to, Mary Magdalena IVANOVA, aged 33 years, spinster, the daughter of Theodore Ivanoff

 

Vernon Thomas George COLLINGS, born 1st March 1920, the son of Willie and Bessie Lilian Collings, Petty Officer Telegraphist, R.N.

 

Henry Alfred COLLINS, aged 24 years, bachelor, EMA, R.N., Hal Far R.N.A.S., the son of Richard Henry Collins, married 16th June 1952, to Mildred Eve TUCK, aged 22 years, spinster, the daughter of Bertram Tuck

 

L.A. COLLINS, Ord Telegraphist, died when HMS Kandahar hit a mine and sank 19th December 1941

 

Sheila Helen COLLINS, the daughter of Gertrude Anne and Henry George Collins, Parallel Street, Sliema, Warrant Engineer, Royal Navy, born 4th January 1933

 

Joan Mary Robertson COLSON, born 20th September 1921, the daughter of Margaret Jane and Paymaster Lieutenant Commander Bernard Francis Colson, Royal Navy

 

Mansel Brabazon Fiennes COLVILLE, aged 37 years, widower, Lieut- Commander, HMS Egmont, the son of Gerald Henry Colville, Clerk in Holy Orders, married 21st June 1924 to, Constance Patricia West WALKER, aged 18 years, spinster, the daughter of Augustus Walker

 

Audrey Doreen Margaret COLWELL, born 20th March 1928, the daughter of Olive Elsie Mary and Stanley George Colwell, Leading Seaman, HMS Whitshed

 

Constance Pilcher COLYER, the daughter of John Charles and Matilda Colyer, 5 Dingli Street, Sliema, Petty Officer Telegraphist, Royal Navy, born 2nd September 1927

 

June Mary COLYER, born 16th June 1929, the daughter of Matilda and John Charles Colyer, P.O.Telegraphist, HM Submarine L16. Baptised by the Reverend T.B. Martin Jones, Chaplain 1st Submarine Flotilla, on board HMS Lucia

 

S.C. COMBEN, Leading Stoker, died 12th August 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Cairo. Part of the escort to Convoy ‘Pedestal’ from Gibraltar to Malta, they were attacked by enemy forces when between Sicily and Tunisia. His ship was struck by torpedoes from the Italian submarine Axum, and had to be sunk by HMS Pathfinder

 

Ernest John COMBES, aged 36 years, bachelor, Yeoman of Signals, HMS Centurion, the son of Herbert Combes, Chief Stoker, married 18th December 1923 to, Bertha Edith LEWRY, aged 30 years, widow, the daughter of David John BEVIS, Joiner, HM Dockyard Portsmouth

 

Clive Alexander COMELY, the son of Ethel Lilian and William Stuart Comely, ‘Portland’, Stuart Streeet, Sliema, Electrical Artificer, HMS Resolution, born 18th September 1932

 

Joseph W. COMPTON, Petty Officer 1st Class, married, aged 35 years, born in Barton St. Mary, Gloucestershire, on board HMS Pyramus March 1901

 

F.W.J. CONN, Musician, died 12th August 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Nigeria. As part of the escort to the ‘Pedestal’ Convoy, the ship came under attack from Italian and German aircraft during the day, but at dusk was hit by torpedoes fired by the Italian submarine Axum, and sustained damage, causing her to return to Gibraltar

 

I. CONNELL, AB, died 22nd March 1942, on the cruiser HMS Cleopatra. The ship was part of the escort force with Convoy MW10 from Alexandria when they met several ships of the Italian Navy and HMS Cleopatra sustained some damage in the ensuing battle

 

Samuel CONNER, Surgeon, single, aged 28 years, born Co. Cork, Ireland, on board HMS Pyramus March 1901

 

W. CONNOLLY, AB, died when HMS Kandahar hit a mine and sank 19th December 1941

 

Ernest J.J. CONNOR, Carpenter, married, aged 35 years, born in Plymouth, on board HMS Pyramus March 1901

 

William CONSIGLIO, Steward, E/LX22308, died 9th June 1940, on board the Aircraft Carrier HMS Glorious, when his ship was sunk off the Norwegian Coast by the German Battleships Gneisenau and Scharnhorst

 

Vincent CONTI, Leading Cook, E/LX358073, HMS St.Angelo, the Naval Shore base, died 22nd July 1940

 

Charles Alfred Ernest COOK, aged 28 years, bachelor, Leading Stoker, HM submarine Otway, the son of James Cook, married 3rd June 1932 to, Eileen Margaret BRAITHWAITE, aged 22 years, spinster, the daughter of Percy Beaumont Braithwaite

 

Frederick COOK, aged 28 years, bachelor, Leading Stoker, the son of Frederick Cook, married 8th August 1909 to, Hannah Florence AUSTIN, aged 24 years, spinster, the daughter of Albert William Austin

 

Guy William Richard COOK, aged 27 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, Royal Navy, the son of Arthur Lionel Fitzroy Cook, married 5th April 1938 to, Eileen Helen Julia DUFFUS, aged 28 years, spinster, of Limpsfield Chart, Surrey, the daughter of Alexander Scott Duffus deceased

 

H.J. COOK, Leading Seaman, died when HMS Kandahar hit a mine and sank 19th December 1941

 

Jennifer Anne COOK, born 13th February 1934, the daughter of Catherine Cook, nee Tomkinson and George Garnet Pugh Cook, Lieut-Commander, HMS Defender. Mediterranean Destroyer Flotilla, Malta. Baptised by the Reverend Charles Paton, Chaplain, R.N., at St.Michael’s Chapel, Malta Dockyard

 

Married 12th April 1958, Kenneth COOK, Royal Navy, to Mary Georgina CARDEW

 

L.F.G. COOK, Gunner (T), HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

W. COOK, Leading Steward, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

A.E. COOKE, AB, died when HMS Kandahar hit a mine and sank 19th December 1941

 

Barbara Lilian COOKE, the daughter of May Lilian and Albert George Victor Cooke, 41 Strada Nuova, Sliema, Royal Navy, born 21st April 1929

 

Gathorne COOKSON, aged 35 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, HMS Ramillies, the son of General James Gathorne Cookson, Madras Light Cavalry, deceased, married 20th September 1901 to, Johannah Campbell MACKENZIE, aged 20 years, spinster, the daughter of Walter Scott Mackenzie deceased, Indigo Planter

 

C.N. COOMBER, AB, died 22nd March 1942, on the cruiser HMS Cleopatra. The ship was part of the escort force with Convoy MW10 from Alexandria when they met several ships of the Italian Navy and HMS Cleopatra sustained some damage in the ensuing battle

 

G.A. COOMBS, Stoker 1st Class, died on the destroyer HMS Jersey when it struck a mine at the entrance to Grand Harbour on 2nd May 1941

 

Brenda Vera COOPER, the wife of Thomas George Herbert Cooper, Royal Navy, gave birth to a son in March 1961

 

Cecil Edward COOPER, Chief Airman, Royal Navy, serving in December 1948, from Portsmouth

 

H. COOPER, SBA, died when HMS Kandahar hit a mine and sank 19th December 1941

 

Philip Sturley COOPER, aged 28 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, HMS Montrose, the son of William Charles Payne Cooper, married 12th November 1921 to, Frances Mary Regina CLARKE, aged 25 years, spinster, the daughter of Charles Thomas Erlin Clarke

 

Richard Kenneth Thomas COOPER, aged 21 years, bachelor, Electrical Artificer, Royal Navy, HMS Phoenicia, the son of Kenneth Tom McKenzie Cooper, married 8th December 1947, to Irene Margaret FISHER, aged 22 years, spinster, the daughter of Howard Fisher

 

E.H. COOTE, AB, died 12th August 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Nigeria. As part of the escort to the ‘Pedestal’ Convoy, the ship came under attack from Italian and German aircraft during the day, but at dusk was hit by torpedoes fired by the Italian submarine Axum, and sustained damage, causing her to return to Gibraltar

 

W. COPLAND, AB, died 22nd March 1942, on the cruiser HMS Cleopatra. The ship was part of the escort force with Convoy MW10 from Alexandria when they met several ships of the Italian Navy and HMS Cleopatra sustained some damage in the ensuing battle

 

John COPPOLA, E/LX22050, died 3rd February 1941, his ship the minesweeper HMS Huntley was attacked by enemy aircraft

 

James Albert CORBETT, aged 22 years, bachelor, Petty Officer Writer, R.N., RNB Camerata, the son of John Campbell Corbett, married 13th June 1953, to Eileen Mary MINION, aged 21 years, spinster, Nurse, the daughter of George Arthur Minion

 

J.T. CORCORAN, Petty Officer, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

H. CORDERY, AB, died 26th March 1942, on the destroyer HMS Legion. She was moored in French Creek when she received a direct hit from bombs dropped by German aircraft

 

Carmel CORDINA, Leading Steward, E/LX21893, died 18th April 1941, on board the Convoy ship Fiona, when it was bombed off the Egyptian coast

 

Emanuel CORESCHI, died 14th October 1939, on board the Battleship HMS Royal Oak, when it was torpedoed in Scapa Flow, Scotland, by the German U-Boat U-47. The ship sank with the loss of over 830 officers and men

 

C.W.B. CORMACK, AB, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

T.J. CORNELIUS, Leading Seaman, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

J.A. CORNER, AB, died 10th January 1941, on board the destroyer HMS Gallant, which was escorting a Convoy, when it struck a mine that shattered the ship’s bows. Over 60 men were killed and another 25 injured. The ship was irreparably damaged but towed into Grand Harbour and beached beneath Crucifix Hill

 

John R. CORNER, Lieutenant, single, aged 23 years, born in Chatham, Kent, on board HMS Royal Oak in March 1901

 

Eric Patrick Bruce CORNFORD, born November 25th 1932, the son of Ivy Lily and Jack Edward George Cornford, ERA, Royal Navy

 

Jack Edward George CORNFORD, aged 27 years, bachelor, ERA, HMS Douglas, the son of Walter John Cornford, married 19th December 1931 to, Ivy Lily PEEL, aged 25 years, spinster, the daughter of John Laws Peel

 

Joseph COSAITIS, E/L12533, died 9th June 1940, on board the Aircraft Carrier HMS Glorious, when his ship was sunk off the Norwegian Coast by the German Battleships Gneisenau and Scharnhorst

 

Ronald Orral COSTAR, born 24th May 1928, the son of Winifred Alice and Frederick George Costar, Seaman, Royal Navy

 

John Carrington COTTON, the son of William and Margaret Annie Teresa Cotton, 13 Victoria Terrace, Sliema, Chief Writer, Royal Navy, born 28th January 1926

 

C.W. COUGILL, Leading Seaman, died 14th June 1942, on board the Cruiser HMS Liverpool. His ship was part of the escort for the ‘Harpoon’ convoy, when it came under attack from enemy aircraft, and was damaged. The engine room was hit and twelve men there were killed

 

Rafe Edward COURAGE, aged 31 years, bachelor, Lieut-Commander, HMS Queen Elizabeth, the son of Colonel Miles Rafe Ferguson Courage, married 3rd May 1934 to, Irene Mary Graham CAMPBELL, aged 31 years, spinster, the daughter of David Graham Muschet Campbell, Governor of Malta

 

T.E. COURTIS, Gunner of HMS London, killed whilst on TB.84 in a collision with HMS Ardent. He died 13th April 1906, aged 36 years, and left a widow

 

Trevor Albert COUSENS, aged 23 years, bachelor, Telegraphist R.N., RNB Camerata, the son of Charles George Philip Cousens, married 8th August 1953, to Tryphena Gertrude RICKS, aged 23 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Mervyn Ricks

 

John Stanley COUSINS, aged 27 years, bachelor, Leading Stoker, HMS Curacoa, the son of John Cousins, married 3rd February 1930 to, Rita REVILL, aged 19 years, spinster, the daughter of George Henry Revill

 

John Reginald James COWLIN, aged 28 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, R.N., HMS Fierce, the son of James William Balfour Cowlin, married 26th January 1952, to Shirley Marion OGILVIE, aged 21 years, spinster, the daughter of Stanley Hine Ogilvie

 

H.F.T. COX, AB, died 10th January 1941, on board the destroyer HMS Gallant, which was escorting a Convoy, when it struck a mine that shattered the ship’s bows. Over 60 men were killed and another 25 injured. The ship was irreparably damaged but towed into Grand Harbour and beached beneath Crucifix Hill

 

Irene Elsie Mary COX, the daughter of Frederick John Alen and Lillian Elsie Cox, of 33 Strada Mercato, Floriana, Shipwright, Royal Navy, born 2nd September. 1922

 

June COX, born 5th June 1928, the daughter of Hilda and Henry Cox, Leading Telegraphist, HMS Eagle

 

Nora Adelaide COX, aged 30 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Frederick John Cox, married 21st July 1951, to Ivor Maurice PARKER, aged 25 years, bachelor, ERA, R.N., HMS Armada, the son of Samuel Parker

 

K.N. COXON, Telegraphist, died 12th August 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Nigeria. As part of the escort to the ‘Pedestal’ Convoy, the ship came under attack from Italian and German aircraft during the day, but at dusk was hit by torpedoes fired by the Italian submarine Axum, and sustained damage, causing her to return to Gibraltar

 

A.G. COY, Chief ERA, died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily. She received direct hits, amongst others on the Wardroom and the Petty Officer Mess, fires raged out of control, and she had to be abandoned. Survivors were taken on board the Cruiser HMS Gloucester and the destroyer HMS Diamond

 

J.H. COYLE, Stoker 1st Class, died 13th August 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Manchester. On escort duty with the ‘Pedestal’ Convoy his ship was badly damaged by enemy aircraft, and later sank. A large number of the crew were rescued by the destroyer HMS Eskimo

 

A.C.G. CRANE, Ord. Signalman, died 22nd March 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Havock. His ship was escorting Convoy MW10 from Alexandria, when it was attacked by the enemy and sustained some damage

 

George William CRANE, aged 27 years, bachelor, AB, HMS Royal Oak, the son of Herbert Arthur Crane, married 15th November 1930 to, Aline Elizabeth TINALEY, aged 29 years, spinster, of Brasted, Chart, Kent, the daughter of George Alfred Tinaley

 

J.A.B. CRAWFORD, OA5, died 15th June 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Airedale. His ship was part of the escort for the Convoy ‘Vigorous’ from Alexandria, protecting eleven merchant ships. During the afternoon of the 15th the Convoy was attacked by German dive-bombers, and no less than twelve aircraft targeted HMS Airedale, and left it a smouldering wreck. The after end was completely gone and it is believed that her own ammunition or depth charge store had exploded

 

Lieutenant Michael Lindsay Coulton CRAWFORD DSC, First Lieutenant, of HM Submarine Upholder, 10th Submarine Flotilla, in January 1941

 

J.C. CREASEY, Midshipman, RNR, died 13th June 1941, of the anti-submarine Trawler HMS Jade

 

John Ross CREE, aged 24 years, bachelor, ERA, HMS Seal, the son of William Cree, married 31st October 1904 to, Lilian Jane COOMBE, aged 26 years, spinster, the daughter of William Coombe deceased

 

Emanuel CREMONA, AB, E/JX165092, HM Drifter Eddy, died 26th May 1942

 

Married April 1926, Charles John CRITCHETT, aged 25 years, bachelor, Blacksmith, Royal Navy, HMS Sandhurst, the son of Charles Benjamin Critchett, to Maggie OGILVIE, aged 26 years, spinster, the daughter of Walter Ogilvie

 

Married 1st September 1942, Godfrey Rae CRITIEN, Royal Navy, Surgeon Commander, to Ann MICALLEF

 

Charles Edward CROFTS, aged 26 years, bachelor, Sick Berth Steward, R.N. Hospital Bighi, the son of Henry John Crofts retired, married 28th March 1915 to, Annie MATON, aged 23 years, spinster, of New House Farm, Grange, Alvesford, Hants, the daughter of George Maton

 

Jane Bernadette CRONE, Womens Royal Naval Service, serving at HMS Falcon Hal Far, in April 1954. The daughter of William Crone

 

Edward Arnold CROOK, aged 36 years, bachelor, Paymaster Lieutenant, RNR, the son of George Henry Crook deceased, married 28th May 1919 to, Mary Clare Broad LANCASTER, aged 31 years, spinster, the daughter of John Lancaster

 

Thomas Kenneth CROPPER, aged 29 years, bachelor, Lieut-Commander, HMS Falcon, the son of Thomas Noel Cropper deceased, married 7th October 1961 to, Judy Ann HOPKINSON, aged 22 years, spinster, of The Barn House, Nether Wallop, Hampshire, the daughter of Gerald Charles Hopkinson. The Marriage was conducted by the Reverend John Scott, Chaplain, R.N. and took place at St.Nicholas Church, Hal Far

 

Albert James CROSS, aged 27 years, bachelor, Sick Bay Attendant, Staff Quarters, Royal Naval Hospital, the son of John Charles Cross, married  15th December 1938 to Edith Ellen CARPENTER, aged 25 years, spinster, Children’s Nurse, 63 Stamshaw Road, Portsmouth, the daughter of John William Carpenter

 

Giles Berwick CROSS, aged 24 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, Royal Navy, HMS Ocean, the son of William Kenneth Ramsden Cross, married 27th January 1953, to Sonia WELSBY-WILLIAMS, aged 33 years, spinster, Air Hostess, the daughter of Reginald Welsby-Williams

 

Joan Eileen CROSSLEY, born 24th February 1932, the daughter of Ethel and Alfred Ernest Crossley, Leading Seaman, Royal Navy

 

Nigel John CROSSLEY, aged 26 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, Royal Navy, HMS Witch, the son of Eric Crossley, Gentleman, married 20th February 1931 to, Iris Elaine BARTER, aged 26 years, spinster, the daughter of William Ewart Barter, Clergyman

 

S.A. CROUCHMAN, Stoker, died 10th January 1941, on board the destroyer HMS Gallant, which was escorting a Convoy, when it struck a mine that shattered the ship’s bows. Over 60 men were killed and another 25 injured. The ship was irreparably damaged but towed into Grand Harbour and beached beneath Crucifix Hill

 

Clive David Clatworthy CROWLEY, born 28th August 1935, the son of Gladys Agar and Clive Ernest Spencer Crowley, Paymaster Commander, Royal Navy

 

M.D.P. CROXON, OD, died 15th June 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Bedouin. Part of the escort to Convoy ‘Harpoon’ from Gibraltar to Malta, they were attacked by enemy forces when between Sicily and Tunisia. His ship was badly damaged but taken in tow by the sister ship HMS Partridge though damaged herself. Italian torpedo-bombers attacked the stricken ship and sank her

 

Joyce Mary Melita CRUSE, the daughter of Reginald and Marguerite Cruse, 27 Rue D’Argens, Sliema, AB, Royal Navy, born 7th January 1925

 

Malcolm Giffard Stebbing CULL, aged 36 years, bachelor, Paymaster Captain, HMS Warspite, the son of Ernest George Cull, Clerk in Holy Orders, married 17th May 1927 to, Kathleen Eleanor FORBES, aged 24 years, spinster, the daughter of George James Henry Forbes

 

B.J. CULLEN, Leading Stoker, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

E.R. CULVER, AB, died 12th August 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Nigeria.

As part of the escort to the ‘Pedestal’ Convoy, the ship came under attack from Italian and German aircraft during the day, but at dusk was hit by torpedoes fired by the Italian submarine Axum, and sustained damage, causing her to return to Gibraltar

 

Stanley CULVER, Able Seaman, single, aged 25 years, born in Bournemouth, Hampshire, on board HMS Surprise in March 1901

 

G.F. CUMMINGS DSM, PO Telegraphist, HMS St.Angelo, the Naval Shore base, died 13th February 1942

 

Raleigh Rosden CUMMINGS, Naval Instructor, single, aged 30 years, born in Dulwich, Surrey, on board HMS Illustrious in March 1901

 

George CUNNINGHAM, aged 26 years, bachelor, P.O., HMS Marlborough, the son of George Cunningham, married 16th October 1923 to, Ethel WATERS, aged 28 years, spinster, the daughter of Job Waters deceased

 

Harry Philip CURREY, aged 26 years, Lieutenant, HMS Royal Oak, the son of Henry Tatham Currey, married 31st October 1928 to, Rona Gwenllian HARKNESS, aged 23 years, spinster, the daughter of Thomas Robert Harkness

 

Harry Alexander Duncan McDowall CURRIE, 21+, bachelor, Officer, RNR, HMS Safa-el-Bahr, the son of Archibald Milne Currie, married 7th October 1916 to, Gwendolen Maud LINCOLN, 21+, spinster, the daughter of Robert Lincoln deceased

 

R.D. CURRY, OD, died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily. She received direct hits, amongst others on the Wardroom and the Petty Officer Mess, fires raged out of control, and she had to be abandoned. Survivors were taken on board the Cruiser HMS Gloucester and the destroyer HMS Diamond

 

Martin Miles CURSHAW, born 6th August 1935, the son of Margaret and Miles Curshaw, Lieut-Commander, Royal Navy

 

Francis Charles CURTIS, born 9th June 1924, the son of Charles and Ethel Florence Curtis, Petty Officer, R.N.

 

Maureen Constance CURTIS, the daughter of Ethel Florence and Charles Curtis, 26 Victoria Avenue, Sliema, Petty Officer, R.N., born 30th October 1928

 

Ruth Margaret CURTIS, the daughter of Emily Rose and Donald James Curtis, ‘Diligence’, Strada Vianni, Sliema, Able Seaman, Royal Navy, born 5th February 1936

 

T.G. CURTIS, OD, died 22nd March 1942, on the cruiser HMS Cleopatra. The ship was part of the escort force with Convoy MW10 from Alexandria when they met several ships of the Italian Navy and HMS Cleopatra sustained some damage in the ensuing battle

 

Carmel CUSCHIERI, E/LX20060, died 21st May 1941, HMS Juno

 

Domenic CUSCHIERI, E/L9476, died 24th February 1941, on board the destroyer HMS Dainty, which was sunk by enemy aircraft off Tobruk

 

Joseph CUSCHIERI, Leading Steward, HMS St. Angelo, the Naval Shore base, died 6th February 1943

 

Arthur J. CUTHBERT, Able Seaman, single, aged 24 years, born in Ipswich, Suffolk, on board HMS Surprise in March 1901

 

Dominic D’AGOSTINO, Leading Steward, died 29th May 1940, on board the destroyer HMS Grafton. Engaged in evacuation of British troops from Dunkirk, his ship was hit by a torpedo from the German U-boat U-62

 

Carmel D’ANDREA, E/LX23204, died 22nd May 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Gloucester, which was sunk by enemy aircraft

 

W.H. DALLAS, Leading Stoker, died on the destroyer HMS Jersey when it struck a mine at the entrance to Grand Harbour on 2nd May 1941

 

Kenneth George John DALE, aged 23 years, bachelor, Naval Airman, R.N.A.S. Hal Far, the son of George Dale, married 9th February 1952, to Jean Elizabeth VINEY, aged 23 years, spinster, the daughter of Edward Cecil Viney

 

John DALY, Gunner, married, aged 41 years, from Ireland, on board HMS Vulcan in March 1901

 

Sub-Lieutenant William DALZIEL, R.N., died in Bighi Royal Naval Hospital, 1st May 1919 from pneumonia. He was on his way from England to take up a post in a Black Sea port

 

Ronald Henry DANBY, the son of William Henry and Alice Danby, 26 Strada San Giacinta, Sliema, Leading Stoker, Royal Navy, born 2nd April 1925

 

N.F. DANCE, AB, died when HMS Kandahar hit a mine and sank 19th December 1941

 

Ronald DANIEL, aged 25 years, bachelor, Chief Petty Officer, R.N., HMS Falcon, the son of Edgar Charles Arthur Daniel, married 2nd February 1952, to Dorothy Alice KESLAKE aged 22 years, spinster, Leading Wren, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of William Walter Stanley Keslake

 

Lieutenant DANIELL, First Lieutenant of HM Submarine Upright, 10th Submarine Flotilla, in January 1941

 

W. DARGUE, AB, HMS St. Angelo, the Naval Shore base, died 25th April 1942

 

Lieutenant G.P. DARLING, Commanding Officer of HM Submarine Usk, 10th Submarine Flotilla, in 1941. The submarine was lost on 28th April 1941

 

Manwel DARMANIN, a crew member of the Mooring Vessel Moor, lost his life on 8th April 1941 when the vessel struck a mine and quickly sank in Grand Harbour

 

W.R. DARTER, OD, died 15th June 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Bedouin. Part of the escort to Convoy ‘Harpoon’ from Gibraltar to Malta, they were attacked by enemy forces when between Sicily and Tunisia. His ship was badly damaged but taken in tow by the sister ship HMS Partridge though damaged herself. Italian torpedo-bombers attacked the stricken ship and sank her

 

Leading Seaman Robert Wallace DAVIDSON DSM, P/JX 143409, lost his life in the submarine Upholder on 14th April 1942

 

G.W. DAVIDSON, Midshipman, died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily. She received direct hits, amongst others on the Wardroom and the Petty Officer Mess, fires raged out of control, and she had to be abandoned. Survivors were taken on board the Cruiser HMS Gloucester and the destroyer HMS Diamond

 

E.E. DAVIES, Lieutenant, RNVR, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

Eileen Kathleen DAVIES, aged 22 years, spinster, Leading Wren, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Francis George Davies, married 9th May 1953, to David Brian MERRICK, aged 23 years, bachelor, Leading Telegraphist, R.N., HMS Ricasoli, the son of Harry Collier Merrick

 

G. DAVIES, AB, died when HMS Kandahar hit a mine and sank 19th December 1941

 

George Edward Patrick DAVIES, aged 24 years, bachelor, Naval Airman, HMS Falcon Hal Far, the son of James Davies, married 25th March 1950, to Brenda May HUGHES, aged 23 years, spinster, the daughter of Henry Ernest Hughes

 

Jacqueline DAVIES, aged 21 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Charles Davies, married 3rd October 1952, to Michael Terence Davy TANDY, aged 22 years, bachelor, Leading Telegraphist, R.N., RNB Camerata

 

Married 28th December 1949, Myrndin Edward DAVIES, Royal Navy, Surgeon Lieutenant, to Mary DILLEY

 

Richard DAVIES, aged 27 years, bachelor, Joiner, HMS Sussex, the son of William Davies, married 19th November 1938 to, Evelyn Elizabeth Marie THOMAS, aged 21 years, spinster, from Liverpool, the daughter of William Thomas

 

Married 4th January 1926, Thomas Edwin DAVIES, aged 26 years, bachelor, Engineer Lieutenant, Royal Navy, HMS Queen Elizabeth, the son of Thomas Henry Davies, to Clara Agnes Ritchie BROWN, aged 25 years, spinster, the daughter of Alfred Fawcett Brown

 

Trevor DAVIES, D/SSX.30569, Able Seaman. At about 03.00 on the morning of 11th May 1942 the Tug C.308 struck a mine off Bahar ic Caghaq and sank. Seven men were rescued by the boom patrol picket boat, but he was among those that lost their lives

 

W.T. DAVIES, Stoker Petty Officer, died when HMS Kandahar hit a mine and sank 19th December 1941

 

A.W. DAVIS, Mentioned in Despatches, Commissioned Gunner, died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily. She received direct hits, amongst others on the Wardroom and the Petty Officer Mess, fires raged out of control, and she had to be abandoned. Survivors were taken on board the Cruiser HMS Gloucester and the destroyer HMS Diamond

 

C.H. DAVIS, MAA, HMS St. Angelo, the Naval Shore base, died 14th April 1942

 

Anne Jill Rosalie DAVISON, born 11th September 1938, the daughter of Violet Rosalie and John Carr Davison, Chief Stoker, HMS Sten. Mediterranean Destroyer Flotilla, Malta. Baptised by the Reverend Alan Spender, Chaplain R.N., at St.Michael’s Chapel, Malta Dockyard

 

George DAVISON, aged 24 years, bachelor, ERA, HMS Stissey, the son of George Thomas Davison, married 21st April 1937 to Edith Priscilla THORNTON, aged 21 years, spinster, from Newcastle upon Tyne, the daughter of John Thomas Thornton

 

Peter DAW, the son of Victor Harold George and Nathalie Alice Jessie Daw, 12D Rue D’Argens, Sliema, E.R.A., Royal Navy, born 24th July 1923

 

Victor George DAW, the son of Victor Harold George and Nathalie Alice Jessie Daw, 12D Rue D’Argens, Sliema, E.R.A., Royal Navy, born 6th October 1918, baptised 6th November 1927

 

Selby Gladstone DAWSON, aged 34 years, widower, Blacksmith, HMS Royal Sovereign, the son of William Chattis Dawson, married 26th December 1933 to, Irene BARSOTTI, aged 25 years, spinster, the daughter of Luigi Barsotti

 

Edwin DAY, aged 20 years, bachelor, L.S.A., Royal Navy, HMS Phoenicia, the son of Edwin Day, married 10th August 1949, to Florence Elsie ADAMS, aged 21 years, spinster, the daughter of James Adams

 

J.A. DAY, AB, on board the destroyer HMS Hasty, died 15th June 1942, when his ship was attacked by an E-Boat

 

Mervyn Percival DAY, aged 22 years, bachelor, Leading Seaman, R.N., HMS Tabard, the son of Samuel Percy George Day, married 4th November 1950, to Dorothy Beatrice MODGET, aged 25 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Leslie Donald Modget

 

R.V. DAY, Stoker 1st Class, died when HMS Kandahar hit a mine and sank 19th December 1941

 

Spiru D’EMMANUELE, a crew member of the Mooring Vessel Moor, lost his life on 8th April 1941 when the vessel struck a mine and quickly sank in Grand Harbour

 

Hubert Henry de BURGH, Sub-Lieutenant, single, aged 22 years, born in Ireland, on board HMS Renown March 1901

 

V.P de Co. de KOCK DSC, Lieutenant, South African Navy, HMS St Angelo, the Naval Shore base, died 7th March 1943

 

John P. de MONTMORENCY, Lieutenant, single, aged 28 years, born Ireland, on board HMS Surprise in March 1901

 

John de ROBECK, Commander, single, aged 58 years, born in Naas, Ireland, on board HMS Pyramus March 1901

 

Reverend John Denham Denis de VITRE, Chaplain, single, aged 31 years, born in Wantage, Berkshire, on board HMS Illustrious in March 1901

 

David Wilfrid DEAN, the son of Wilfrid Henry and Doris Agnes Dean, Bendigo House, Ta‘ Xbiex, E.R.A., R.N., born 6th July 1936

 

L.S. DEAN, Ck (O), died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily. She received direct hits, amongst others on the Wardroom and the Petty Officer Mess, fires raged out of control, and she had to be abandoned. Survivors were taken on board the Cruiser HMS Gloucester and the destroyer HMS Diamond

 

Married 15th February 1930, Reginald Charles DEAN, aged 32 years, bachelor, Warrant Engineer, Royal Navy, HMS Calypso, the son of Albert Edward Dean, to Clara Hilda BATTIE, aged 30 years, spinster, the daughter of Percy Harry Battie

 

Married 15th November 1941, Edmund DEAR, Royal Navy, to Stella XUEREB

 

Joseph DEBATTISTA, Leading Seaman, of the Tug St.Angelo, died 30th May 1942

 

Dennis Arthur DEELEY, aged 22 years, bachelor, ERA, HMS Royal Oak, the son of Arthur James Deeley, married 26th October 1927 to, Lillian Kate GRUBB, aged 22 years, spinster, the daughter of Walter Mathew Grubb

 

Cikku DEGABRIELE, a crew member of the Mooring Vessel Moor, lost his life on 8th April 1941 when the vessel struck a mine and quickly sank in Grand Harbour

 

Peter DEGABRIELE, Stoker 1st Class, HMS St.Angelo, the Naval Shore base, died 26th June 1940

 

P.C.C. DE LAREN, Assistant Paymaster, HMS Venerable, died of typhoid fever in Smyrna, and buried in Smyrna cemetery

 

Vincent DEMICOLI, Steward, E/LX25433, died 22nd May 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Gloucester, which was sunk by enemy aircraft, off south west Crete, with the loss of 693 officers and men

 

W.A. DEMPSTER, Leading Stoker, died 22nd March 1942, on the cruiser HMS Cleopatra. The ship was part of the escort force with Convoy MW10 from Alexandria when they met several ships of the Italian Navy and HMS Cleopatra sustained some damage in the ensuing battle

 

C. DENHAM, Leading Stoker, died on the destroyer HMS Mohawk, when it was sunk by enemy fire 16th April 1941

 

Married 16th October 1926, Harold Arthur DENHAM, aged 27 years, bachelor, AB, Royal Navy, HMS Viscount, the son of William Stephen Denham, to Ivy Frances KEENE, aged 23 years, spinster, the daughter of Henry Keene

 

Frederick Arthur Vere DENNING, aged 28 years, bachelor, Surgeon, R.N. Hospital Bighi, the son of Arthur Denning, married 23rd July 1918 to, Daisy EMDIN, aged 25 years, spinster, the daughter of Archie Russell Emdin, Engineer Captain, R.N.

 

G.B. DENNIS, AB, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

Michael Maynard DENNY, aged 27 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, HMS Emperor of India, the son of Edward Denny, Clerk in Holy Orders, married 8th November 1923 to, Sara Annie Esme WELMAN, aged 24 years, spinster, the daughter of Lieut-Colonel Herbert Loftus Welman, Royal Irish Rifles retired

 

Edward A. DENNYS, Assistant Paymaster, Clerk to the Secretary, single, aged 27 years, born in Southsea, Hampshire, on board HMS Ramillies in March 1901

 

Reginald Jack DEVILLE, born 28th July 1930, the son of Lilian and William Deville, Blacksmith, HMS Sandhurst

 

William Henry DEVILLE, born 25th September 1928, the son of Lilian Mary and William Lawrence Deville, HMS Danae, Royal Navy

 

William Lawrence DEVILLE, aged 26 years, bachelor, Blacksmith, HMS Danae, the son of William Henry Deville, married 25th June 1928 to, Lillian Mary WRIGHT, aged 30 years, spinster, of South Eastern Hospital, New Cross, London, from Greenwich, London, the daughter of William Thomas Wright

 

Hugh DEVINE, aged 26 years, bachelor, ERA, the son of Hugh Devine, married 31st August 1902 to, Clara Catherine PRECIOUS, aged 19 years, spinster, the daughter of Henry Precious

 

Married 16th November 1928, Ronald Hugh DEWHURST, aged 23 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, Royal Navy, HM Submarine X.1. the son of Robert Paget Dewhurst, to Torquilla Macleod LAWRANCE, aged 25 years, spinster, the daughter of Robert Clyde Lawrance

 

Vincent DIACONO, Leading Steward, E/LX20044, died 9th June 1940, on board the Aircraft Carrier HMS Glorious, when his ship was sunk off the Norwegian Coast by the German Battleships Gneisenau and Scharnhorst

 

Married 15th November 1927, Godfrey Christopher DICKENS, aged 25 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, Royal Navy, HMS  Eagle, the son of William Godfrey Dickens, to Gladys KENYON, aged 19 years, spinster, of Alverstoke, Hampshire, the daughter of John Howard Kenyon

 

R.E. DICKENS, Leading Seaman, died 10th January 1941, on board the destroyer HMS Gallant, which was escorting a Convoy, when it struck a mine that shattered the ship’s bows. Over 60 men were killed and another 25 injured. The ship was irreparably damaged but towed into Grand Harbour and beached beneath Crucifix Hill

 

F. DICKSON, OD, died on the destroyer HMS Jersey when it struck a mine at the entrance to Grand Harbour on 2nd May 1941

 

Eric DILLON, Signalman, D/JX.234418. At about 03.00 on the morning of 11th May 1942 the Tug C.308 struck a mine off Bahar ic Caghaq and sank. Seven men were rescued by the boom patrol picket boat, but he was among those that lost their lives

 

E.J.P. DILLOW, Stoker Petty Officer, died 15th June 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Airedale. His ship was part of the escort for the Convoy ‘Vigorous’ from Alexandria, protecting eleven merchant ships. During the afternoon of the 15th the Convoy was attacked by German dive-bombers, and no less than twelve aircraft targeted HMS Airedale, and left it a smouldering wreck. The after end was completely gone and it is believed that her own ammunition or depth charge store had exploded

 

J. DITCHFIELD, Stoker Petty Officer, died 7th May 1943, HMS Orion

 

Arthur DIXON, aged 26 years, bachelor, Mechanician, HMS Resolution, the son of Foster Dixon, married 1st December 1933 to, Ena PARROTT, aged 22 years, spinster, the daughter of Stephen Parrott

 

B.G. DIXON, SA, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

Married 6th October 1943, James Granville DIXON, Lieutenant, R.N.V.R., to May Ann CARUANA

 

John DOBIE, aged 25 years, bachelor, Leading Stoker, HMS Huntley, the son of John Dobie, married 13th April 1936 to, Rosina MARTIN, aged 28 years, spinster, the daughter of Frederick Martin

 

Reginald George DOBLE, the son of Alfred George and Edith Ada Doble, 16A Strada Imrabat, Sliema, Petty Officer Cook, Royal Navy, born 9th November 1927

 

Basil Hugh DODDS, aged 26 years, bachelor, Naval Officer, HMS Galatea, the son of Edward Thomas Dodds, Gentleman, married 16th May 1936 to, Doris Mary SEDGMAN, aged 25 years, spinster, the daughter of Robert Sedgman deceased, Schoolmaster

 

Harry DODGSON, aged 26 years, bachelor, Leading Telegraphist, Royal Navy, the son of William Henry Dodgson, married 24th December 1925 to, Violet Maud WILLS, aged 25 years, spinster, the daughter of Harry Wills

 

Peter Michael DODGSON, the son of Conway Vivian and Delia Dodgson, Korce, Albania, Lieut-Commander Royal Navy. The family was on a cruising holiday but had not been able to find an English priest until they reached Malta. Born 19th January 1936

 

Leslie Frederick DODRIDGE, born 12th March 1928, the son of Leslie and Ivy Victoria Dodridge, R.N. Schoolmaster

 

Married 19th October 1957, Brian Anthony DOLMAN, Royal Navy, to Vera Marie POWER

 

Norman Augustine DONALDSON, aged 39 years, bachelor, Master at Arms, HMS St.Angelo, the son of Hector Augustine Donaldson, married 15th September 1945 to, Winifred JONES, aged 30 years, spinster, WRNS, the daughter of Thomas Jones

 

Leslie Frederick DODRIDGE, the son of Leslie and Ivy Victoria Dodridge, 13B Windsor Terrace, Sliema, Schoolmaster, Royal Navy, born 12th March 1928

 

Richard Francis DOVEY, aged 23 years, bachelor, AB, HMS Curlew, the son of Frank Herbert Dovey, married 17th May 1932 to, Phyllis Amy ROBINSON, aged 21 years, spinster, of 47 Percy Street, Northampton, the daughter of Frederick William Robinson

 

Ernest George DOWDING, aged 23 years, bachelor, Naval Airman, HMS Falcon Hal Far, the son of Ernest Dowding, married 12th February 1951, to Phyllis Georgina MANLOW, aged 20 years, spinster, the daughter of Frederick Percy Manlow

 

F.H. DOWLING, Stoker 1st Class, died when HMS Kandahar hit a mine and sank 19th December 1941

 

Joan Dulcie DOWNARD, aged 27 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Vernon Usher Downard, married 6th April 1951, to Thomas William BRADLEY, aged 29 years, widower, Commissioned Boatswain, Royal Navy, R.N.B. Camerata, the son of Harold Orton Bradley

 

J. DOWNIE, Ord.Signalman, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

John DOWNEY, aged 32 years, bachelor, Petty Officer, Royal Navy, HM Submarine L.26, the son of Edward Downey, Coast Guard retired, married 7th February 1931 to, May UNWIN, aged 25 years, spinster, of 11 Berne Road, Thornton Heath, Surrey, the daughter of Alfred James Unwin, Licensed Victualler retired

 

Wallace George DOWNING, aged 31 years, bachelor, Marine Engineer, HMHS Maine, the son of George Henry Downing, Shipwright, married 25th May 1935 to, Doris Lizzie HARRIS, aged 19 years, spinster, the daughter of Fred Harris, Engineer

 

Alan John DOWSE, the son of Ethel and Frank Dowse, ‘Rose’, Old College Street, Sliema, Leading Seaman, Royal Navy, born 2nd June 1936

 

Douglas DOWSE, aged 22 years, bachelor, Leading Sick Berth Attendant, R.N. Hospital Bighi, the son of Robert Dowse deceased, married 2nd June 1956 to, Jean BOTWRIGHT, aged 21 years, spinster, R.N. Hospital Bighi, the daughter of Samuel Botwright, R.N. retired. The Marriage took place at St.Luke’s Chapel, Bighi Royal Naval Hospital

 

Thomas DOYLE, Able Seaman, single, aged 21 years, born in Ireland, of HMS Renown in 1901

 

David George DRAKE, aged 22 years, bachelor, Electrical Artificer, R.N., HMS Magpie, the son of Arthur George Drake, married 25th April 1953, to Edna May WILKINS, aged 23 years, spinster, Leading Wren, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Edward John Wilkins

 

H.G.C. DRAKE, Stoker, died on the destroyer HMS Jersey when it struck a mine at the entrance to Grand Harbour on 2nd May 1941

 

S.J. DRAKE, Stoker 1st Class, died 16th April 1943, on board the destroyer HMS Pakenham, off the island of Pantellaria. His ship together with HMS Paladin engaged two Italian Navy destroyers, Cassiopea and Cigno. The latter was sunk but HMS Pakenham sustained serious damage and though taken in tow had to be sunk after an air attack

 

W.F.J. DRAPER, AB, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

George Kenneth DRUMMOND, Royal Navy, of Fife, Scotland, Royal Navy, the son of George and Mary Logie Drummond married 17th August 1957 to Kathleen MORAN, Royal Navy, from Lancashire, the daughter of William and Alice Moran, nee Hegarty

 

Thomas S. DRUMMOND, Leading Seaman, HMS Eagle, found dead on Saturday 14th February 1953. It is believed he fell off the bastions at Valletta a height of around 100 feet

 

H.H.S. DRURY, Stoker 1st Class, died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily. She received direct hits, amongst others on the Wardroom and the Petty Officer Mess, fires raged out of control, and she had to be abandoned. Survivors were taken on board the Cruiser HMS Gloucester and the destroyer HMS Diamond

 

James Brigham DRYSDALE, aged 22 years, bachelor, ERA, Royal Navy, HMS Statesman, the son of Robert Drysdale, married 11th February 1948, to Edith Ellen CARMODY, aged 23 years, spinster, the daughter of William Walter Carmody

 

Geoffrey Loraine Dyer DUCKWORTH, born 24th May 1930, the son of Grace Ella Mary and Arthur Dyer Duckworth, Officer, Royal Navy. Baptised by the Reverend D.J.Wanstall, Chaplain RN on board ship

 

Geoffrey Russell Joober DUFFAY, the son of Russell John Hugh and Lucretia Phyllis Duffay, ‘Posilippo’, Strada Pace, Tigne, Sliema, Warrant Engineer, Royal Navy, born 28th January 1927

 

Jack William DUFTON, aged 27 years, bachelor, Leading Telegraphist, HMS Huntley, the son of Arthur Dufton, married 11th July 1927 to, Evelyn Mary Patricia WALKINGTON, aged 23 years, spinster, the daughter of Spink Walkington

 

Eyre Sturdy DUGGAN, aged 34 years, bachelor, Pay Lieut-Commander, Royal Navy, the son of George Duggan, married 24th November 1925 to, Doris Hebe GOODE, aged 35 years, spinster, the daughter of Minton Goode

 

William Alfred DUGGIN, aged 28 years, bachelor, AB, HMS Worcester, the son of William Duggin deceased, married 12th April 1937 to, Dorothy Lilian CRIPPS, aged 24 years, spinster, the daughter of Arthur George Cripps

 

John S. DUMARESQ, Lieutenant, single, aged 29 years, born South Wales, on board HMS Tyne in March 1901

 

Philip W. DUMAS, Lieutenant, single, aged 33 years, from London, on board HMS Vulcan in March 1901

 

George E. DUNCAN, Surgeon, single, aged 27 years, born Paddington, London, on board HMS Renown March 1901

 

A.T. DUNN, Leading Seaman, died when HMS Kandahar hit a mine and sank 19th December 1941

 

Margaret DUNN, the daughter of Catherine Emma and Arthur Dunn, HMS Sandhurst, born 23rd March 1930

 

William Charles DUNN, aged 30 years, bachelor, P.O., HMS Egmont, the son of Philip Dunn, married 24th July 1922 to, Daisy Adelaide MITCHELL, aged 30 years, spinster, the daughter of Robert John Mitchell

 

T.W.F. DUNNING, Petty Officer, died 13th August 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Manchester. On escort duty with the ‘Pedestal’ Convoy his ship was badly damaged by enemy aircraft, and later sank. A large number of the crew were rescued by the destroyer HMS Eskimo

 

C.E. DUNT, ERA, died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily. She received direct hits, amongst others on the Wardroom and the Petty Officer Mess, fires raged out of control, and she had to be abandoned. Survivors were taken on board the Cruiser HMS Gloucester and the destroyer HMS Diamond

 

R.J. DURANT, Ord. Tel., died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily. She received direct hits, amongst others on the Wardroom and the Petty Officer Mess, fires raged out of control, and she had to be abandoned. Survivors were taken on board the Cruiser HMS Gloucester and the destroyer HMS Diamond

 

Arthur S.W. DURSTON, Assistant Engineer, single, aged 24 years, born Portsmouth, on board HMS Renown March 1901   

 

James D.A. DYER, M.E., R.N., serving on HMS Ausonia in June 1960

 

W.A. DYER, AB, died 22nd March 1942, on the destroyer HMS Kingston. The ship was later taken into the drydock for repair where she was severley damaged by German bombing on 11th April, and was subsequently sunk as a blockship

 

Alexander Eveleigh Agathos EAGAR, aged 28 years, bachelor, Paymaster Lieutenant, R.N., the son of Alexander Richard Eagar deceased, married 16th August 1919 to, Margery GODDING, aged 26 years, spinster, the daughter of Surgeon-General Charles Cane Godding, R.N. retired

 

F.C. EAGER, AB, died 19th December 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Penelope. His ship ran into and Italian minefield, and struck a mine which exploded on the port side abreast of the bridge, but the damage was not severe and she arrived at Malta

 

E.W. EAGLE, Petty Officer Steward, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

Irene Mary Esther EALES, the daughter of Harry and Irene Ellen Eales, 23 Vicolo Belvedere, Strada Marina, Sliema, AB, Royal Navy, born 22nd April 1927

 

A. EAMES, Steward, died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily. She received direct hits, amongst others on the Wardroom and the Petty Officer Mess, fires raged out of control, and she had to be abandoned. Survivors were taken on board the Cruiser HMS Gloucester and the destroyer HMS Diamond

 

S.A. EAMES, AB, died 10th January 1941, on board the destroyer HMS Gallant, which was escorting a Convoy, when it struck a mine that shattered the ship’s bows. Over 60 men were killed and another 25 injured. The ship was irreparably damaged but towed into Grand Harbour and beached beneath Crucifix Hill

 

David EARDLEY, aged 24 years, bachelor, Sick Berth Attendant, Royal Naval Hospital Bighi, married 31st July 1965 to, Jean Margaret WILLSON, aged 20 years, spinster, Navy Nursing Aux., Royal Naval Hospital Bighi, the daughter of George William Willson, Lieutenant, R.N. The Marriage took place at St.Luke’s Chapel, Bighi Royal Naval Hospital

 

G.E. EARL, Petty Officer, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

J. EARNSHAW, Stoker Petty Officer, died 12th August 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Cairo. Part of the escort to Convoy ‘Pedestal’ from Gibraltar to Malta, they were attacked by enemy forces when between Sicily and Tunisia. His ship was struck by torpedoes from the Italian submarine Axum, and had to be sunk by HMS Pathfinder

 

H.O. EAVIS, SA, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

H.T. EBBAGE, Leading Seaman, died 12th August 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Nigeria. As part of the escort to the ‘Pedestal’ Convoy, the ship came under attack from Italian and German aircraft during the day, but at dusk was hit by torpedoes fired by the Italian submarine Axum, and sustained damage, causing her to return to Gibraltar

 

R.J. EBSWORTH, PO Writer, died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily. She received direct hits, amongst others on the Wardroom and the Petty Officer Mess, fires raged out of control, and she had to be abandoned. Survivors were taken on board the Cruiser HMS Gloucester and the destroyer HMS Diamond

 

Geoffrey Thomas Malcolm EDBROOKE, the son of Thomas George and Dorothy Edbrooke, 14a Windsor Terrace, Sliema, Royal Navy, born 22nd May 1925

 

J. EDGE, Tel., died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily. She received direct hits, amongst others on the Wardroom and the Petty Officer Mess, fires raged out of control, and she had to be abandoned. Survivors were taken on board the Cruiser HMS Gloucester and the destroyer HMS Diamond

 

B.R.McL. EDMONDS, Leading Seaman, died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily. She received direct hits, amongst others on the Wardroom and the Petty Officer Mess, fires raged out of control, and she had to be abandoned. Survivors were taken on board the Cruiser HMS Gloucester and the destroyer HMS Diamond

 

Edwin John EDMONDS, aged 21 years, bachelor, Leading S.B.A., R.N., HMS Falcon Hal Far, the son of Philip Nigel Edmonds, married 17th October 1952, to Hilda Elizabeth ANGLIN, aged 21 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of John George Anglin

 

Lieutenant H.N. EDMONDS DSC, Commanding Officer of HM Submarine P36, 10th Submarine Flotilla. The submarine was lost in April 1942, sunk by enemy bombing off the Lazaretto Base (HMS Talbot)

 

Yvonne Joan Mary EDMONSTONE, born 12th September 1937, the daughter of Dorothea Emily and Harold Herbert Edmondstone, Gunner (T), HMS Grenada. Mediterranean Destroyer Flotilla, Malta. Baptised by the Reverend Alan Spender, Chaplain R.N., at St.Michael’s Chapel, Malta Dockyard

 

Michael EDMUNDS, born 18th April 1933, the son of Hester and Clifford Edmunds, Electrical Artificer, HMS Decoy

 

Arthur Alfred EDNEY, baptised 19th November 1918, the son Laura Elizabeth and Arthur John Edney, Warrant Writer, Royal Navy

 

Louisa Mabel EDNEY, baptised 19th November 1918, the daughter of Laura Elizabeth and Arthur John Edney, Warrant Writer, Royal Navy

 

Arthur EDWARDS, Able Seaman, HMS Orwell, died 30th January 1903. See BROOKS for details

 

John Frederick EDWARDS, aged 25 years, bachelor, Supply Assistant, R.N., HMS Phoenicia, the son of Arthur William Edwards, married 19th January 1952, to Marie Louise SLARK, aged 23 years, spinster, the daughter of William Alfred Slark

 

Kathleen Dora EDWARDS, the daughter of Dora and Robert George Edwards, 55 Strada San Domenico, Sliema, Royal Navy, born 21st October 1929

 

P.B. EDWARDS, Sub-Lieutenant, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

S.J. EDWARDS, Leading Seaman, died 10th January 1941, on board the destroyer HMS Gallant, which was escorting a Convoy, when it struck a mine that shattered the ship’s bows. Over 60 men were killed and another 25 injured. The ship was irreparably damaged but towed into Grand Harbour and beached beneath Crucifix Hill

 

C.G.J. EGGINGTON, Leading Seaman, died 15th June 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Airedale. His ship was part of the escort for the Convoy ‘Vigorous’ from Alexandria, protecting eleven merchant ships. During the afternoon of the 15th the Convoy was attacked by German dive-bombers, and no less than twelve aircraft targeted HMS Airedale, and left it a smouldering wreck. The after end was completely gone and it is believed that her own ammunition or depth charge store had exploded

 

C.A. ELEMS, Signalman, HMS St. Angelo, the Naval Shore base, died 7th April 1942

 

J. ELGEE, Stoker 1st Class, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

Christian John Marriott ELIOT, aged 27 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, HMS Cyclops, the son of John Alfred Roy Eliot, married 22nd April 1937 to, Constance Marie Perry BARTLETT, aged 20 years, spinster, the daughter of Joseph Leslie Bartlett

 

Peter Donald ELLEN, born 17th March 1922, the son of Ada and Thomas James Ellen, Yeoman of Signals, Royal Navy

 

Edna Mary ELLIOTT, the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Elliott, 31 Rue D’Argens, Sliema, Petty Officer, Royal Navy, born 23rd January 1927

 

R. ELLSBURY, Stoker 1st Class, died 16th April 1943, on board the destroyer HMS Pakenham, off the island of Pantellaria. His ship together with HMS Paladin engaged two Italian Navy destroyers, Cassiopea and Cigno. The latter was sunk but HMS Pakenham sustained serious damage and though taken in tow had to be sunk after an air attack

 

Edna Mary ELLIOTT, born 23rd January 1927, the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Elliott, Petty Officer, R.N.

 

David ELLIS, aged 21 years, bachelor, Radio Operator, R.N., HMS St.Angelo, the son of David Ellis, married 4th October 1967 to, Elizabeth Stephanie CHARLTON, aged 20 years, spinster, Leading Wren, of Whitehall Mansions, Ta Xbiex, the daughter of Alan Bengall Charlton. This Marriage took place in St.Michael’s and All Angels Royal Navy Chapel HMS St.Angelo

 

Leslie ELLIS, aged 22 years, bachelor, Leading Seaman, Royal Navy, HMS Sandhurst, married 1st December 1934 to, Ethel Gladys HOUNSOME, aged 31 years, spinster, of 37 Cobden Road, Brighton, Sussex, the daughter of Owen Edwin Hounsome, Furniture Packer

 

F. ELLIS, AB, died when HMS Kandahar hit a mine and sank 19th December 1941

 

S.E. ELLIS, AB, died when HMS Kandahar hit a mine and sank 19th December 1941

 

Anne ELLISON, the daughter of Elsie and Robert William Ellison, ‘Gordon’, Blanche Street, Sliema, Leading Seaman, Royal Navy, born 31st October 1935

 

Stewart Ernest ELLISON, died September 1947, Stoker Mechanic, HMS Ajax. Found hanging by his belt at St.George’s Church Room, South Street, Valletta. His mother was Mary Ellison of London.

 

Joseph ELLUL, Steward, E/LX22653, died 5th April 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Cornwall, in the Indian Ocean, when his ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft

 

F.W. ELVY, AB, died 15th June 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Bedouin. Part of the escort to Convoy ‘Harpoon’ from Gibraltar to Malta, they were attacked by enemy forces when between Sicily and Tunisia. His ship was badly damaged but taken in tow by the sister ship HMS Partridge though damaged herself. Italian torpedo-bombers attacked the stricken ship and sank her

 

T.S. ELWOOD, Stoker 1st Class, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

Joan EMBRY, the daughter of Frances Beatrice and Frederick James Embry, Dingli Street, Sliema, Petty Officer, Royal Navy, born 15th March 1932

 

John W. EMERSON, Sub Lieutenant, R.N.V.R., of Willoughby on the Wolds, Loughborough, Leicestershire, married 23rd January 1945, to Patricia WHITTON, 2nd Officer W.R.N.S., the daughter of the late P.W. and Mrs. N. Whitton, of Broughty Ferry, Dundee

 

C.B. EMERY, Petty Officer, died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily. She received direct hits, amongst others on the Wardroom and the Petty Officer Mess, fires raged out of control, and she had to be abandoned. Survivors were taken on board the Cruiser HMS Gloucester and the destroyer HMS Diamond

 

John Arthur Charles EMERY, aged 20 years, bachelor, Stoker Mechanic, R.N., HMS Trump, the son of Thomas Arthur Emery, married 3rd November 1951, to Joan Patricia RADCLIFFE, aged 20 years, spinster, of 15 Guinard Road, Cosham, Hampshire, the daughter of John William Radcliffe

 

N.D. EMERY, Petty Officer, died on the destroyer HMS Mohawk, when it was sunk by enemy fire 16th April 1941

 

Albert Valentine ENGLISH, aged 31 years, bachelor, Warrant Engineer, HMS Warspite, the son of William Valentine English, married 25th August 1928 to, Alfreda Norah SOPER, aged 20 years, spinster, the daughter of Alfred Edward Soper

 

Arthur Joseph ENGLISH, Royal Navy, aged 26 years, born in North Shields, the son of Ellen and Arthur English, married Stella Eugenia STAPLETON, the daughter of Joseph Stapleton and Giuseppa Stapleton, nee Brincat

 

David John ENGLISH, born 15th March 1931, the son of Alfreda Norah and Albert Valentine English, Warrant Engineer, Royal Navy

 

W. ERSKINE, OD, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

Enid Joan ETHERIDGE, born 6th December 1922, the daughter of Charles and Rosaline Etheridge, Petty Officer, R.N.

 

Benjamin Richard EVANS, aged 24 years, bachelor, Leading Seaman, HMS Gurkha, the son of George Evans, married 26th July 1939 to Mildred Rose BRYANT, aged 23 years, spinster, 9 Oak Street, Blackwood, Mon., the daughter of Ivor Bryant

 

E. EVANS, Stoker 1st Class, died 23rd July 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Manchester. His ship was part of the escort of Operation ‘Substance’ a Convoy from Gibraltar, when it was hit by torpedoes fired by the Italian E-boats Nos. 16 and 22. An oil fuel tank was hit and the adjacent compartments flooded, also her engines were damaged, so she returned to Gibraltar

 

H. EVANS, AB, died 12th August 1942, on board the cruser HMS Kenya, when his ship was part of the escort for the ‘Pedestal’ Convoy

 

H.R. EVANS, Lieutenant, died 12th August 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Foresight. His ship was part of the escort for the vital ‘Pedestal’ Convoy, when it was torpedoed by the Italian Air Force, and sank the next day

 

W. EVANS, AB, died when HMS Kandahar hit a mine and sank 19th December 1941

 

William Henry EVANS, aged 25 years, bachelor, AB, HMS Sandhurst, the son of James Evans, married 2nd July 1924 to, Lilian Elizabeth FRASER, aged 24 years, spinster, of Ponders End, London, the daughter of Edward James Fraser

 

Lieutenant Peter EVENSON, RNVR, the Senior Officer of 20th Motor Torpedo Boat Division. On 19th January 1943 on board MTB 264 he led a raid on Tripoli Harbour with two other MTB’s. They came across three tugs towing an Italian submarine. They attacked and set fire to one tug, which caused all three tugs to abandon the submarine and return inside the harbour. The MTB‘s then turned their attention to the submarine and severely damaged it with torpedoes before returning to Malta. He was awarded the DSC for this action 

 

J. EVERETT, AB, died on the destroyer HMS Jersey when it struck a mine at the entrance to Grand Harbour on 2nd May 1941

 

William Henry EVERITT, born 6th December 1920, the son of Emily Louisa Rosa and Horace William Everitt, Chief E.R.A., Royal Navy

 

Joseph FAIELLA, AB, E/JX164541, HMS St. Angelo, the Naval Shore base, died 24th November 1940

 

A.E. FAIRCHILD, AB, died 15th June 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Bedouin. Part of the escort to Convoy ‘Harpoon’ from Gibraltar to Malta, they were attacked by enemy forces when between Sicily and Tunisia. His ship was badly damaged but taken in tow by the sister ship HMS Partridge though damaged herself. Italian torpedo-bombers attacked the stricken ship and sank her

 

D.J. FAIRWEATHER, Surgeon-Lieutenant, died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily. She received direct hits, amongst others on the Wardroom and the Petty Officer Mess, fires raged out of control, and she had to be abandoned. Survivors were taken on board the Cruiser HMS Gloucester and the destroyer HMS Diamond

 

Angelo FALZON, Steward, E/LX25509, died 19th Decembr 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Neptune. His ship ran into a minefield and sank with the loss of all the officers and men, except one

 

Gaetan FALZON, E/LX21856, died 25th November 1941, on board the Battleship HMS Barham, which was torpedoed in the Eastern Mediterranean by the German U-Boat U-331. His ship exploded killing 862 members of the crew

 

M. FANNING, Stoker Petty Officer, died when HMS Kandahar hit a mine and sank 19th December 1941

 

Robert Leonard FARDELL, aged 20 years, bachelor, Naval Airman, HMS Falcon Hal Far, the son of George Leonard Fardell, married 23rd August 1952, to Greta Kathleen SMITH, aged 20 years, spinster, the daughter of George Thomas Smith

 

Vera Bessie FARMER, born 12th July 1905, the daughter of Bessie and Frederick Thomas Farmer, Artificer, R.N.

 

Amanda Patricia FARRAR, the daughter of Amanda Elizabeth Courtney and Leonard Farrar, 20 Norfolk Street, Sliema, Engineer Officer, Royal Navy, born 17th May 1932

 

Frank Joseph FARRELL, born 21st September 1901, the son of David and Margaret Farrell, Stoker, R.N.

 

Joseph FARRELL, Steward, E/LX22996, died 9th June 1940, on board the Aircraft Carrier HMS Glorious, when his ship was sunk off the Norwegian Coast by the German Battleships Gneisenau and Scharnhorst

 

Alexander FARRINGTON, aged 35 years, bachelor, Commander, HMS Lancaster, the son of General Claus John Macleod Farrington deceased, married 21st January 1905 to, Adrienne Eva Blanche FORBES, divorced, the daughter of Charles Colonel Cecil Roodes

 

Nora FARROW, the wife of Brian Farrow, Royal Navy, gave birth to a daughter in July 1961

 

Anthony FARRUGIA, Leading Steward, E/LX30632, died 18th April 1941, on board the Convoy ship Fiona, when it was bombed off the Egyptian coast

 

Carmel FARRUGIA, AB, of the minesweeper HMS Ploughboy, died 1st March 1941

 

John FARRUGIA, Petty Officer Steward, E/LX12430, died 25th November 1941, on board the Battleship HMS Barham, which was torpedoed in the Eastern Mediterranean by the German U-Boat U-331. His ship exploded killing 862 members of the crew

 

Joseph FARRUGIA, E/KX87274, Stoker 1st Class, HMS St. Angelo, the Naval Shore base, died 11th June 1940

 

Joseph FARRUGIA, E/LX20246, died 27th April 1941, on the destroyer HMS Wryneck, which was carrying survivors from the Slamat Transport, when they were attacked and sunk by German Stuka dive-bombers

 

Vincent FARRUGIA, AB, of the Tug St.Angelo, died 30th May 1942

 

H.R. FAULKNER, OD, died 15th June 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Airedale. His ship was part of the escort for the Convoy ‘Vigorous’ from Alexandria, protecting eleven merchant ships. During the afternoon of the 15th the Convoy was attacked by German dive-bombers, and no less than twelve aircraft targeted HMS Airedale, and left it a smouldering wreck. The after end was completely gone and it is believed that her own ammunition or depth charge store had exploded

 

Hugh Webb FAULKNER, aged 26 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, HMS Malaya, the son of William Cooke Faulkner, married 18th May 1927 to, Olave Mary YOUNGER, aged 24 years, spinster, the daughter of Lieut-Colonel John Henderson Younger retired

 

W.J. FAULKNER, AB, died 15th June 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Airedale. His ship was part of the escort for the Convoy ‘Vigorous’ from Alexandria, protecting eleven merchant ships. During the afternoon of the 15th the Convoy was attacked by German dive-bombers, and no less than twelve aircraft targeted HMS Airedale, and left it a smouldering wreck. The after end was completely gone and it is believed that her own ammunition or depth charge store had exploded

 

Ernest FAWCITT, aged 29 years, bachelor, Pharmacist, Royal Naval Hospital, the son of John Robert Fawcitt, married 30th January 1940 to Lillian LANG, aged 34 years, spinster, Nursing Sister, Royal Naval Hospital, the daughter of George James Lang

 

Sherard M.A. FAWCKNER, Engineer, single, aged 29 years, born in Southsea, Hampshire, on board HMS Royal Oak in March 1901

 

Richard FELL, Lieut-Commander, Royal Navy, serving at Hal Far Royal Navy Air Station, in November 1949. The son of David Fell, born in Teynmouth

 

Greta Christine FELTHAM, the daughter of Gladys and Harry Walter Feltham, ‘Lolimi’, Blanche Street, Sliema, Leading Signalman, Royal Navy, born 17th December 1934

 

Carmel FENECH, E/KX98133, Stoker 1st Class, HMS St. Angelo, the Naval Shore base, died 30th March 1941

 

Gio FENECH, E/LX22030, died 9th June 1940, on board the Aircraft Carrier HMS Glorious, when his ship was sunk off the Norwegian Coast by the German Battleships Gneisenau and Scharnhorst

 

Joseph FENECH, Stoker Petty Officer, HMS St. Angelo, the Naval Shore base, died 13th February 1942

 

John FENN, aged 23 years, bachelor, 1REM, HMS St.Angelo, the son of Jack Fenn, married 1st August 1970 to, Charmian Jennifer DONALDSON, aged 20 years, spinster, Leading Wren, of Whitehall Mansions, Ta Xbiex, the daughter of William Donaldson deceased. This Marriage took place in St.Michael’s and All Angels Royal Navy Chapel HMS St.Angelo

 

James Swithin FERGUSON, aged 28 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, HMS Malaya, the son of Percy Frank Heath Ferguson, married 5th January 1938 to May Elizabeth O’Donel LONGFORD, aged 25 years, spinster, the daughter of John Manning Longford

 

James H. FERGUSSON, Surgeon, single, aged 26 years, born in Shanghai, China, on board HMS Ramillies in March 1901

 

D. FERRIS, AB, died 22nd March 1942, on the destroyer HMS Kingston. The ship was later taken into the drydock for repair where she was severley damaged by German bombing on 11th April, and was subsequently sunk as a blockship

 

Richard FIDDICK, Able Seaman, HMS Orwell, died 30th January 1903. See BROOKS for details

 

Edward Eastwick FIELD, aged 23 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, HMS Commonwealth, the son of Charles Eastwick Field, Surgeon, married 28th February 1913 to, Gertrude Caroline KIRKLY, aged 31 years, spinster, the daughter of Ernest Edward Ward Kirkly, Clerk in Holy Orders

 

Edward James FIELD, baptised 2nd November 1930, the son of Mabel and Frederick Edward Field, HMS M 21, Signalman. Baptised on board HMS Cyclops by the Reverend T.B. Martin Jones, Chaplain R.N.

 

Jill Elizabeth FIELD, born 11th December 1931, the daughter of Decima Vera and Herbert Charles Gordon Field, Electrical Artificer, Royal Navy

 

Cyril Thomas FINCH, aged 30 years, bachelor, Naval Officer, Coastal Forces Base, the son of Cyril Herbert Finch, married 18th November 1944, to Eileen Hastings GILL, aged 21 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Norman Francis Gill

 

Edmund John McKenzie FINDLAY, aged 22 years, bachelor, ERA, R.N., HMS Magpie, the son of John McKenzie Findlay, married 26th July 1952, to Eileen Margaret TONGE, aged 22 years, spinster, Leading Wren, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Thomas William Tonge, Sergeant, Royal Marines

 

James FINLAY, aged 25 years, bachelor, Paymaster Lieutenant, Royal Navy, HMS Coventry, the son of James Finlay deceased, Gentleman, married 10th November 1934 to, Katharine Lloyd STREET, aged 22 years, spinster, the daughter of Paymaster Captain Edward Walter Lloyd Street, R.N., deceased

 

P. FINNERTY, SBA, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

Kathleen FINNIE, the wife of Petty Officer Thomas Finnie, R.N., gave birth to a son in August 1960

 

Frank FINNIS, Captain, single, aged 49 years, born in Dover, Kent, on board HMS Illustrious in March 1901

 

Walter William FISH, aged 29 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, RNR, HMS Queen Victoria, the son of Walter Fish deceased, married 25th April 1917 to, Norah Middleton WHITTEN, aged 25 years, spinster, the daughter of Joseph Alexander Whitten

 

Edward Garlick FISHER, aged 32 years, bachelor, Surgeon, R.N. Hospital Bighi, the son of Thomas Fisher, Physician and Surgeon, married 7th February 1915 to, Catherine Ross McLEOD, aged 30 years, spinster, the daughter of John McLeod, Gaelic Missionary

 

C.I. FITCH, ERA, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

T.D. FITZGERALD, Stoker 1st Class, died 23rd July 1941, on board the destroyer HMS Fearless, which was escorting Convoy ‘Substance’ from Gibraltar. His ship was badly damaged by Italian aircraft south of Sardinia, and sunk

 

Married 20th December 1955, John FLANAGAN, HMS Rodington, to Jean McGILL of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

 

Married 16th November 1937, Alfred Edward FLANNERY, Royal Navy, Surgeon, Lieut-Commander, HMS Active, to Elizabeth Maud DUFFY

 

A.J. FLAVELL, Stoker Petty Officer, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

Ernest Edward FLETCHER, aged 27 years, bachelor, Cook, HMS Iron Duke, the son of John William Fletcher, married 3rd February 1921 to, Mali SCHNEIDER, aged 25 years, spinster, the daughter of Pierre Schneider deceased

 

George H. FLETCHER, Assistant Engineer, single, aged 27 years, born in Armadale, Scotland, on board HMS Pyramus March 1901

 

Duminku FLORES, a crew member of the Mooring Vessel Moor, lost his life on 8th April 1941 when the vessel struck a mine and quickly sank in Grand Harbour

 

E. FLOWERS, AB, died 10th January 1941, on board the destroyer HMS Gallant, which was escorting a Convoy, when it struck a mine that shattered the ship’s bows. Over 60 men were killed and another 25 injured. The ship was irreparably damaged but towed into Grand Harbour and beached beneath Crucifix Hill

 

W.H.S. FLUCKER, OD, HMS Hasty, died 15th June 1942

 

Alexander Dennis FLYNN, aged 31 years, bachelor, ERA, HMS Surprise, the son of Peter Buxton Flynn, married 28th October 1920 to, Emily PICKERING, aged 31 years, widow, the daughter of William Thompson deceased

 

Harry FODEN, born 17th February 1903, the son of Maude and Harry Foden, Paymaster, HMS Tyne

 

F.T. FOKER, Cook, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

Albert John FOLEY, aged 36 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, HMS Larne, the son of Timothy Foley, married 25th May 1918 to, Esther Violet YATES, aged 19 years, spinster, the daughter of John Charles Yates

 

T.A. FOOT DSM, Chief Petty Officer, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

W.T.J. FOOTE, AB, died on the destroyer HMS Jersey when it struck a mine at the entrance to Grand Harbour on 2nd May 1941

 

Haydon Marriott Sutherland FORBES, aged 22 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, HMS Endeavour, the son of Frank Forbes, married 11th November 1920 to, Cicely Markham ARMITAGE, aged 19 years, spinster, the daughter of Albert Borlase Armitage

 

J.W. FORBES, Stoker 1st Class, died 15th June 1942, on board HMS Badsworth. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘Harpoon’ from Gibraltar, when it came under attack from enemy aircraft, but was damaged under the bridge when it ran into a newly laid minefield. The merchant ship Burdwan had a flooded engine room and her rudder hard over, so Lieutenant Gray, commanding HMS Badsworth was ordered carry out the unpleasant duty of sinking it, causing valuable supplies to be lost

 

T.B. FORBES, Leading Seaman, died 10th January 1941, on board the destroyer HMS Gallant, which was escorting a Convoy, when it struck a mine that shattered the ship’s bows. Over 60 men were killed and another 25 injured. The ship was irreparably damaged but towed into Grand Harbour and beached beneath Crucifix Hill

 

Betty Elsie FORD, aged 24 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of William James Ford, married 10th February 1951, to Eric Sidney SMITH, aged 22 years, bachelor, E.R.A., R.N., HMS Cheviot, the son of Sidney Walter Smith

 

Spencer Dundas FORKS, aged 38 years 9 months, Commander, HMS Hibernia, the son of George Edward Forks deceased, married 21st February 1913 to, Ethel WALKER, aged 31 years, spinster, the daughter of Lieut-Colonel John Selley Walker

 

J.M. FORTY, AB, died when HMS Kandahar hit a mine and sank 19th December 1941

 

Lieutenant Alexander D. FOSTER, R.N.V.R., in command of Motor Torpedo Boat No.313. On 19th January 1943 took part in a raid on Tripoli Harbour with two other MTB’s. They came across three tugs towing an Italian submarine. They attacked and set fire to one tug, which caused all three tugs to abandon the submarine and return inside the harbour. The MTB‘s then turned their attention to the submarine and severely damaged it with torpedoes before returning to Malta 

 

D.S. FOSTER, OD, HMS Hasty, died 15th June 1942

 

Able Seaman George John FOSTER, P/J 43636, lost his life in the submarine Upholder on 14th April 1942

 

Robert Cowan FOSTER, aged 35 years, bachelor, Surgeon Lieut-Commander, HMS Bryony, the son of William Rigby Foster, married 19th November 1931 to, Ethel Maud DEACON, aged 30 years, spinster, R. N. Hospital, Plymouth, the daughter of Bertram William George Deacon

 

G.W. FOULGER, AB, died 15th June 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Airedale. His ship was part of the escort for the Convoy ‘Vigorous’ from Alexandria, protecting eleven merchant ships. During the afternoon of the 15th the Convoy was attacked by German dive-bombers, and no less than twelve aircraft targeted HMS Airedale, and left it a smouldering wreck. The after end was completely gone and it is believed that her own ammunition or depth charge store had exploded

 

Herbert Francis FOWLER, aged 37 years, bachelor, Able Seaman, HMS Garland, the son of Edward Fowler, married  24th June 1939 to Olga RAPSANIOTIS, aged 21 years, spinster, 48 Strada Vianni, Sliema, the daughter of John Rapsaniotis

 

Henry Victor FOWLER-WALLIS, aged 33 years, bachelor, Wireless Telegraph Officer, R.F.A., R.F.A. Plumleaf, the son of James Henry Fowler-Wallis, Jeweller, married 1st November 1934 to, Vera Irene CORBETT, aged 21 years, spinster, of 37 Cheviot Street, Lincoln, the daughter of John Harold Corbett, deceased, Chief Electrical Engineer, Royal Navy

 

Audrey Olga FOX, the daughter of Doris Elizabeth Fox, 9 Strada San Antonio, Sliema, Royal Navy, born 4th September 1931

 

E. FOX, AB, died 12th August 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Nigeria. As part of the escort to the ‘Pedestal’ Convoy, the ship came under attack from Italian and German aircraft during the day, but at dusk was hit by torpedoes fired by the Italian submarine Axum, and sustained damage, causing her to return to Gibraltar

 

Frederick James FRAME DSM, Chief ERA, D/M 38773, lost his life in the submarine Upholder on 14th April 1942

 

Douglas Albert FRAMPTON, Supply Petty Officer, of Portsmouth, was found hanged in the store of HMS Cheviot on 27th November 1947. His body was taken to Bighi Naval Hospital for a Post Mortem

 

Herbert Arthur FRAMPTON, aged 38 years, widower, Chief Petty Officer Telegraphist, Royal Navy, HMS Pandora, the son of Arthur Reginald Frampton deceased, Farmer, married 25th December 1935 to, Fanny Dorothy POPHAM, aged 34 years, spinster, of 89 Grayshott Road, Portsmouth, the daughter of Robert Henry Charles Popham, Royal Navy retired

 

Joseph FRANCICA, Leading Cook, E/LX21089, died 9th June 1940, on board the Aircraft Carrier HMS Glorious, when his ship was sunk off the Norwegian Coast by the German Battleships Gneisenau and Scharnhorst

 

L.M. FRANKLAND, Lieutenant, RNVR, died 13th August 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Manchester. On escort duty with the ‘Pedestal’ Convoy his ship was badly damaged by enemy aircraft, and later sank. A large number of the crew were rescued by the destroyer HMS Eskimo

 

Bruce A. FRASER, Captain, R.N., serving on HMS Glorious, in October 1937

 

Eileen Joyce FRASER, the wife of Able Seaman Robert Fraser, R.N., gave birth to a son in December 1958

 

Eileen Joyce FRASER, the wife of Able Seaman Robert Fraser, R.N., gave birth to a son in April 1960

 

Roger Mansfield FREDERICK, the son of Nora Mary and Roger Frederick, 171 Strada It Torri, Sliema, Royal Navy, born 19th January 1930

 

B.K. FREEDMAN, Pay Lieutenant, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

John F. FREEMAN, Able Seaman, P/JX.220141. At about 03.00 on the morning of 11th May 1942 the Tug C.308 struck a mine off Bahar ic Caghaq and sank. Seven men were rescued by the boom patrol picket boat, but he was among those that lost their lives

 

Reece Truman FREEMAN, aged 21 years, bachelor, Sailor, United States Navy, RNAS Hal Far, the son of Reece Truman Freeman, married 14th August 1965 to, Morag Jayne McLEAN, aged 21 years, spinster, WRNS, RNAS Hal Far, the daughter of John McLean. The Marriage took place at St.Nicholas Church, Hal Far

 

Ernest James FREESTONE, aged 37 years, bachelor, Chief Yeoman of Signals, HMS Warspite, the son of Isaac Freestone, married  25th July 1939 to Doris BONEHILL, aged 36 years, spinster, Teacher of Dancing, Brighton Flats, 69 Norfolk Street, Sliema, the daughter of Harry Bonehill

 

Kathleen Florence FRENCH, aged 26 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of James Edwin French, married 30th July 1952, to George Arthur Henry LEGGETT, aged 26 years, bachelor, Able Seaman, R.N., HMS Tyne, the son of Arthur Leggett

 

David Rowthorne FRENCH, the son of Norman Arthur and Edna Mary French, 82 De Piro Street, Sliema, Leading Writer, R.N., born 11th December 1937

 

John Reeve FRENCH, aged 27 years, bachelor, Signalman, HMS Sussex, the son of Sydney Thomas French, married 20th May 1939 to Ellen WRIGHT, aged 33 years, spinster, Music Hall Artiste, 28 Zammit Clapp Street, Pieta, the daughter of John Holiday Wright

 

Norman Arthur FRENCH, aged 23 years, bachelor, Writer, HMS St.Angelo, the son of Arthur Wilson French, married 31st March 1936 to, Edna Mary ROWTHORNE, aged 25 years, spinster, the daughter of William Rowthorne

 

Nevison Richard FRIDD, the son of Helen Elizabeth and Nevison Fridd, 42 Windsor Terrace, Sliema, Electrical Artificer, Royal Navy, born 4th April 1934

 

H.A. FRIEND, Stoker 1st Class, died 15th June 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Airedale. His ship was part of the escort for the Convoy ‘Vigorous’ from Alexandria, protecting eleven merchant ships. During the afternoon of the 15th the Convoy was attacked by German dive-bombers, and no less than twelve aircraft targeted HMS Airedale, and left it a smouldering wreck. The after end was completely gone and it is believed that her own ammunition or depth charge store had exploded

 

Samuel FRIZELL, AB, HMS Emerald, drowned at sea about fifty miles off Malta, on 16th February 1926

 

Richard Wilson FROGGATT, born 4th August 1931, the  son of Violet Maud and Thomas Wilson Froggatt, Surgeon-Lieutenant, HMS Achates

 

Thomas Wilson FROGGATT, aged 30 years, bachelor, Surgeon Lieutenant, HMS Devonshire, the son of Tobias Child Froggatt, married 10th November 1930 to, Violet Maud STOKES, aged 22 years, spinster, the daughter of Walter Stokes

 

John FROOD, Able Seaman, HMS Orwell, died 30th January 1903. See BROOKS for details

 

Garth Beatson FROST, the son of James William and Joyce Frost, 128 Upper Rue D'Argens, Misida, Yeoman of Signals, R.N., born 28th September 1938

 

Leslie William FULFORD, aged 26 years, bachelor, Leading Seaman, HMS Caledon, the son of Richard William Fulford, married 25th June 1928 to, Amalia SARUSI, aged 23 years, spinster, the daughter of James Sarusi

 

Barbara Muriel FULLER, aged 21 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Alfred Fuller, married 19th July 1944, to Kenneth Sydney BENDELL, aged 21 years, bachelor, Leading Signaller, Royal Navy, HMS Medway II, the son of John Jack Bendell

 

Henry FULTON, aged 33 years, bachelor, Chief Electrical Artificer, HMS Royal Sovereign, the son of Thomas George Fulton, married 5th May 1931 to, Norah CONOLLY, aged 30 years, spinster, the daughter of Thomas Arthur Hamilton Pellatt Conolly

 

R.W. FYFE, Commander (E), died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily. She received direct hits, amongst others on the Wardroom and the Petty Officer Mess, fires raged out of control, and she had to be abandoned. Survivors were taken on board the Cruiser HMS Gloucester and the destroyer HMS Diamond

 

Joan GADDES, the wife of Brian Gaddes, Engine Room Artificer, R.N., gave birth to a daughter in April 1960

 

Harry Frank GALE, aged 50 years, widower, Transport Officer, the son of William George Gale deceased, married 9th February 1957 to, Helena Jane THORNTON, aged 48 years, widow, the daughter of Alfred George Reading deceased. This Marriage was solemnized at the Church of St.Michael, H.M.Dockyard

 

Carmel GALEA, Leading Steward, died 9th June 1940, on board the Aircraft Carrier HMS Glorious, when his ship was sunk off the Norwegian Coast by the German Battleships Gneisenau and Scharnhorst

 

Carmel GALEA, Leading Steward, E/LX20149, died 4th May 1944, HMS St. Angelo

 

Joseph GALEA, AB, HMS St. Angelo, the Naval Shore base, died 19th April 1942

 

Michael GALEA, Steward, E/LX23459, died 13th November 1940, HMS Decoy

 

Brian Colin GALLAGHER, R.N., married 7th July 1956, to Muriel K.G. WINKLEY

 

Thomas GALLAGHER, AB, HMS Tyne, died July 1952. He dived into a swimming pool, and hit his head on the bottom. Though taken immediately to the Royal Naval Hospital he died the following afternoon

 

W.G. GALLAGHER, AB, died 10th January 1941, on board the destroyer HMS Gallant, which was escorting a Convoy, when it struck a mine that shattered the ship’s bows. Over 60 men were killed and another 25 injured. The ship was irreparably damaged but towed into Grand Harbour and beached beneath Crucifix Hill

 

E.A.W. GALLOP, Leading Stoker, died on the destroyer HMS Jersey when it struck a mine at the entrance to Grand Harbour on 2nd May 1941

 

Lieutenant R.F. GALLOWAY, Commanding Officer of HM Submarine Union, 10th Submarine Flotilla, in 1941. The submarine was lost on her first patrol in July 1941

 

Norman GANT, Leading Seaman, single, aged 26 years, born in Suffolk, on board HMS Tyne in March 1901

 

D.V. GARDE Mentioned in Despatches, Lieut-Commander, died 22nd March 1942, on the cruiser HMS Cleopatra. The ship was part of the escort force with Convoy MW10 from Alexandria when they met several ships of the Italian Navy and HMS Cleopatra sustained some damage in the ensuing battle

 

Leslie Leonard Hubert GARLAND, born 17th January 1908, the son of Louisa Maria and Alfred Herbert Garland, living in Sliema, Principal Writer, N.S.Department. Died 16th July 1908, aged 6 months

 

Roy GARRARD, aged 22 years, bachelor, S.B.A., R.N., HMS Falcon Hal Far, the son of William Garrard, married 9th February 1951, to Catherine WAKE, aged 20 years, spinster, the daughter of Harry Wake

 

E.M. GARNETT, SBA, died 16th April 1943, on board the destroyer HMS Pakenham, off the island of Pantellaria. His ship together with HMS Paladin engaged two Italian Navy destroyers, Cassiopea and Cigno. The latter was sunk but HMS Pakenham sustained serious damage and though taken in tow had to be sunk after an air attack

 

A.E. GARRETT, Stoker 1st Class, died 10th January 1941, on board the destroyer HMS Gallant, which was escorting a Convoy, when it struck a mine that shattered the ship’s bows. Over 60 men were killed and another 25 injured. The ship was irreparably damaged but towed into Grand Harbour and beached beneath Crucifix Hill

 

Patricia Elizabeth GASCOIGNE, aged 22 years, spinster, Leading Wren, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Ernest Thomas Gascoigne, married 10th May 1952, to Frank Alfred HALL, aged 24 years, bachelor, Leading Stoker, HMS Forth, the son of Frank Alfred Hall

 

Raymond Peter GATRELL, the son of Florence Emily and Ronald Peter Gatrell, ‘Olivia’, Old College Street, Sliema, Petty Officer Writer, Royal Navy, born 6th October 1934

 

Henry GATT, AB, E/JX283058, died when HM Drifter Justified was lost 16th June 1942

 

John GATT, E/LX20868, died 11th October 1943, on board the minesweeper HMS Hythe, which was sunk by the German U-Boat U-371

 

Philip GATT, Leading Steward, died 22nd May 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Gloucester, which was sunk by enemy aircraft

 

John GAUCI, Leading Steward, died on the destroyer HMS Mohawk, when it was sunk by enemy fire 16th April 1941

 

Michael Paul Lovette GAUSSEN, born 9th August 1936, the son of Lucy Ethel and Janus Frederick Herbert Gaussen, Surgeon-Commander. Mediterranean Destroyer Flotilla, Malta. Baptised by the Reverend Ronald Collins, Chaplain R.N., at St.Michael’s Chapel, Malta Dockyard

 

S.R. GAWN, ERA, died 15th June 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Airedale. His ship was part of the escort for the Convoy ‘Vigorous’ from Alexandria, protecting eleven merchant ships. During the afternoon of the 15th the Convoy was attacked by German dive-bombers, and no less than twelve aircraft targeted HMS Airedale, and left it a smouldering wreck. The after end was completely gone and it is believed that her own ammunition or depth charge store had exploded

 

Lieut-Commander G.J.S. GAY, HMS Gurkha, died 17th January 1942

 

Ronald GEORGE, born 8th November 1931, the son of Margaret Jane and Joseph George, P.O., Royal Navy

 

Margaret Ivy GERRARD, the daughter of Ivy and Frederick Heywood Gerrard, 24a Strada Collegio, Sliema, Supply Petty Officer, Royal Navy, born 14th October 1925

 

Raoul Amyes George GERARD, born 11th January 1938, the son of Hilda Kitty and Oswald John Gerard, Lieut-Commander (E), HMS Hotspur. Mediterranean Destroyer Flotilla, Malta. Baptised by the Reverend Alan Spender, Chaplain R.N., at St.Michael’s Chapel, Malta Dockyard

 

Robert Raymonde GERARD, born 22nd June 1935, the son of Hilda Kitty and Oswald John Gerard, Lieut-Commander (E), HMS Hotspur. Mediterranean Destroyer Flotilla, Malta. Baptised by the Reverend Alan Spender, Chaplain R.N., at St.Michael’s Chapel, Malta Dockyard

 

Edward Acton Alcock GIBBON, aged 26 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, HMS Hermes, the son of Edward Acton Gibbon, married 8th May 1926 to, Marjorie Duce KIDDLE, aged 24 years, spinster, the daughter of George Edward Kiddle

 

Anthony Colin GIBBS, the son of Olive and Henry Thomas Gibbs, ‘Merlin’, Strada Vianni, Sliema, Able Seaman, Royal Navy, born 29th August 1935

 

James Alec GIBSON, aged 20 years, bachelor, Aircraft Artificer, RN., HMS Falcon Hal Far, the son of James Henry Gibson, married 31st August 1953, to Catherine Jean TALBOT, aged 21 years, spinster, the daughter of Percy Talbot

 

William GIBSON, aged 23 years, bachelor, Leading Cook, HMS Maidstone, the son of Robert James Gibson, married 7th December 1938 to Eileen Andre HOBSON, aged 20 years, spinster, Shop Assistant, 45 Franchise Street, Chapel Hay, Weymouth, the daughter of Thomas Abraham Hobson

 

W.T. GIBSON, OD, died when HMS Kandahar hit a mine and sank 19th December 1941

 

M.R. GIBSON-WATT DSC, Lieutenant, died when HMS Kandahar hit a mine and sank 19th December 1941

 

Lieut-Commander R. GIDDINGS OBE, Staff Officer, 10th Submarine Flotilla Headquarters 1941

 

Benjamin GIGLIO, E/LX20840, died 9th June 1940, on board the Aircraft Carrier HMS Glorious, when his ship was sunk off the Norwegian Coast by the German Battleships Gneisenau and Scharnhorst

 

N. GILBERT, OD, died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily. She received direct hits, amongst others on the Wardroom and the Petty Officer Mess, fires raged out of control, and she had to be abandoned. Survivors were taken on board the Cruiser HMS Gloucester and the destroyer HMS Diamond

 

Cyril John GILES, born 13th August 1935, the son of Georgina Rose and William Henry Giles, Regulating Petty Officer, Royal Navy

 

Harry Lawrence GILES, aged 27 years, bachelor, Engineer Lieutenant, HMS Ariel, the son of Lawrence Giles, married 1st February 1904 to, Roberta Margaret EDWARDS, aged 19 years, spinster, the daughter of Robert William Edwards, Engineer Captain, R.N.

 

R.F.D. GILES, OD, died 14th June 1942, on board the Cruiser HMS Liverpool. His ship was part of the escort for the ‘Harpoon’ convoy, when it came under attack from enemy aircraft, and was damaged. The engine room was hit and twelve men there were killed

 

D. GILL, OD, died 22nd March 1942, on the cruiser HMS Cleopatra. The ship was part of the escort force with Convoy MW10 from Alexandria when they met several ships of the Italian Navy and HMS Cleopatra sustained some damage in the ensuing battle

 

Eileen Hastings GILL, aged 21 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Norman Francis Gill, married 18th November 1944, to Cyril Thomas FINCH, aged 30 years, bachelor, Naval Officer, Coastal Forces Base, the son of Cyril Herbert Finch

 

Hugh Burton GILL, aged 27 years, bachelor, Wireless Operator, Royal Navy, the son of Robert Dixon Gill, married 4th January 1926 to, Kitty MILNER, aged 26 years, spinster, the daughter of Jack Milner

 

Jeanne Mary GILLARD, the daughter of Margaret Mary and Percy Charles Gillard, ‘Atlantis’, Amery Street, Sliema, Supply Petty Officer, Royal Navy, born 25th February 1934

 

Owen Francis GILLETT, aged 43 years, bachelor, Captain, R.N., the son of Edward Gillett, Clerk in Holy Orders, married 16th April 1906 to, Mabelle Alice Cavenagh MAINWARING, aged 37 years, spinster, the daughter of Wentworth Cavenagh Mainwaring

 

A. GILLIES, AB, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

Robert Thomas GILMOUR, aged 35 years, bachelor, Surgeon, Bighi Royal Naval Hospital, the son of Robert Gilmour deceased, married 8th September 1903 to, Madelaine STARRIER, aged 25 years, spinster, the daughter of George Henry Starrier deceased

 

A.E.S. GIMBLETT, SA, died 22nd March 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Havock. His ship was escorting Convoy MW10 from Alexandria, when it was attacked by the enemy and sustained some damage

 

S.W. GIRLING, Leading Seaman, died 23rd July 1941, on board the destroyer HMS Fearless, which was escorting Convoy ‘Substance’ from Gibraltar. His ship was badly damaged by Italian aircraft south of Sardinia, and sunk

 

Joan Evelyn GILSON, aged 23 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of William Gilson, married 19th August 1950, to Max Aubrey JOHNSON, aged 21 years, bachelor, Leading Writer, R.N., HMS Falcon Hal Far, the son of Harry Johnson

 

Hector G. GITTOS, Stoker 1st Class, HMS St. Angelo, the Naval Shore base, died 11th June 1940

 

Ignazio GIUSTI, Leading Steward, died 14th October 1939, on board the Battleship HMS Royal Oak, when it was torpedoed in Scapa Flow, Scotland, by the German U-Boat U-47. The ship sank with the loss of over 830 officers and men

 

H. GLEDHILL, Stoker 1st Class, died 15th June 1942, on board HMS Badsworth. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘Harpoon’ from Gibraltar, when it came under attack from enemy aircraft, but was damaged under the bridge when it ran into a newly laid minefield. The merchant ship Burdwan had a flooded engine room and her rudder hard over, so Lieutenant Gray, commanding HMS Badsworth was ordered carry out the unpleasant duty of sinking it, causing valuable supplies to be lost

 

George Frederick Hewlett GOBLE, the son of Frederick George and Ivy Marian Goble, 6 Ghar Il Lembi, Sliema, Surgeon-Commander, Royal Navy, born 31st March 1924

 

Dorothy Janet GODDARD, the daughter of George Arthur and Dorothy Emma Goddard, 9 Strada San Rita, Sliema, Chief Writer, Royal Navy, born 20th October 1925

 

L.J. GODDEN, Leading Stoker, died 13th August 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Manchester. On escort duty with the ‘Pedestal’ Convoy his ship was badly damaged by enemy aircraft, and later sank. A large number of the crew were rescued by the destroyer HMS Eskimo

 

P.H. GODDEN, OD, died 15th June 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Airedale. His ship was part of the escort for the Convoy ‘Vigorous’ from Alexandria, protecting eleven merchant ships. During the afternoon of the 15th the Convoy was attacked by German dive-bombers, and no less than twelve aircraft targeted HMS Airedale, and left it a smouldering wreck. The after end was completely gone and it is believed that her own ammunition or depth charge store had exploded

 

Ronald GODFREY, the son of Leslie James and Lillian Ann Godfrey, 43 Strada Ridolfo, Sliema, Chief Petty Officer, Royal Navy, born 4th February 1924

 

T.E. GODMAN DSC, Lieutenant, RNVR, died 22nd March 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Havock. His ship was escorting Convoy MW10 from Alexandria, when it was attacked by the enemy and sustained some damage

 

Margaret Kathleen Constance GODWIN, the daughter of Sydney John Aubrey and Lucy Grace May Godwin, 26 Victoria Avenue, Sliema, Leading Cook, Royal Navy, born 9th March 1927

 

Richard A. GOLDEN, FX915160, HMS Falcon, died 22nd October 1958, aged 25 years. He was a passenger in a British European Airways Viscount flight from London to Naples, when it was hit by an Italian Air Force Sabre fighter jet. The accident took place over the Italian town of Nettuno, and all the twenty six passengers and five crew were killed

 

Edward J. GOLDSMITH, Naval Instructor, single, aged 23 years, born in Bandwell, Suffolk, on board HMS Ramillies in March 1901

 

AB Herbert A. GOLDSPINK, C/JX.166690. On 19th January 1943 he took part in a raid by three Motor Torpedo Boats on Tripoli Harbour. They came across three tugs towing an Italian submarine. They attacked and set fire to one tug, which caused all three tugs to abandon the submarine and return inside the harbour. The MTB‘s then turned their attention to the submarine and severely damaged it with torpedoes before returning to Malta

 

A.F. GOMES, Cook, died 12th August 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Cairo. Part of the escort to Convoy ‘Pedestal’ from Gibraltar to Malta, they were attacked by enemy forces when between Sicily and Tunisia. His ship was struck by torpedoes from the Italian submarine Axum, and had to be sunk by HMS Pathfinder

 

Rosemary June GOOCH, the daughter of Ethel Vince May and Norman Gooch, 10 Prince of Wales Junction, Sliema, Able Seaman, Royal Navy, born 18th September 1934

 

Frederick C. GOOD, Fleet Paymaster, single, aged 48 years, born in Farnham, Surrey, on board HMS Ramillies in March 1901

 

Lieutenant T.H. GOODCHILD, RNVR, HMS Gurkha, died 17th January 1942

 

Katharine Margaret Anne GOODENOUGH, born 19th April 1902, the daughter of William Edmund and Henrietta Margaret Goodenough, Commander, Royal Navy. Baptised by Reverend L. Goodenough, Vicar of Kineton, Warwickshire

 

Frederick Louis GOODERSON, Stoker, single, aged 30 years, born in Holloway, London, of HMS Renown in 1901

 

Leonard William GOODING, aged 29 years, bachelor, Sick Berth Steward, R.N. Hospital Bighi, the son of Henry Gooding, married 12th March 1918 to, Lillian Emily ROBINS, aged 23 years, spinster, the daughter of Charles Robins

 

J.B. GOODMAN, AB, died 15th June 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Bedouin. Part of the escort to Convoy ‘Harpoon’ from Gibraltar to Malta, they were attacked by enemy forces when between Sicily and Tunisia. His ship was badly damaged but taken in tow by the sister ship HMS Partridge though damaged herself. Italian torpedo-bombers attacked the stricken ship and sank her

 

W.J. GOODMAN, AB, died 15th June 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Airedale. His ship was part of the escort for the Convoy ‘Vigorous’ from Alexandria, protecting eleven merchant ships. During the afternoon of the 15th the Convoy was attacked by German dive-bombers, and no less than twelve aircraft targeted HMS Airedale, and left it a smouldering wreck. The after end was completely gone and it is believed that her own ammunition or depth charge store had exploded

 

George Robert GOODYEAR, aged 29 years, bachelor, Shipwright, HMS Resource, the son of George Frederick Goodyear, married 14th May 1938 to Brenda BROWN, aged 21 years, spinster, of 3 St.Ignatius Villas, Scicluna Street, St.Julians, the daughter of William Walter Brown, Chief Shipwright, HMS Penelope

 

Francis Arthur GORDON, aged 29 years, bachelor, Engineer, HMS Vivid, Devonport, the son of Thomas Gordon, married 28th December 1901 to, Alice Maud Ethel GARD, aged 20 years, spinster, the daughter of William Henry Gard

 

Ian Keith GORDON, the son of Kathleen Vincent and Kenneth Gordon, 26 Strada Nuova, Sliema, Ordnance Artificer, born April 1934

 

Patricia Anne Verity GORDON, born 9th May 1935, the daughter of Estelle Gordon, nee Boulton and Roderick Cosmo Gordon, Lieut-Commander, HMS Verity. Mediterranean Destroyer Flotilla, Malta. Baptised by the Reverend Ronald Collins, Chaplain R.N., at St.Michael’s Chapel, Malta Dockyard

 

James Philip GOSLING, aged 24 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, Royal Navy, HMS Shillay, the son of Gerald Gosling, married 13th November 1948, to Mona Frances HARRAD, aged 26 years, spinster, Chief Wren, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of James Harrad, R.N.

 

Ralph Berthon GOSSAGE, aged 24 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, HMS Tobago, the son of Ralph Howard Gossage, married 24th January 1920 to, Olive Irene LINDSAY, aged 20 years, spinster, the daughter of Charles Alexander Lindsay deceased

 

Patrick GOUGH, Chief Stoker, aged 39 years, of the Torpedo Boat Dragon, was in a bar in Senglea reading the newspaper when he became ill. He was taken to Bighi Naval Hospital, but died 8th April 1907. He had been injured off Corfu on 25th February in an accident, when two men lost their lives

 

Edward Brasher GOULD, aged 27 years, bachelor, ERA, HMS Active, the son of Henry William Gould, married 14th January 1938 to Violet Lillian GRANT, aged 24 years, spinster, Shorthand Typist, the daughter of Thomas George Grant

 

James Graham GOULD, aged 34 years, bachelor, Lieut-Commander, HMS Thames, the son of Lionel Francis Gould deceased, married 27th July 1937 to, Anne Barbara Vidal PRIDHAM, aged 23 years, spinster, the daughter of Arthur Francis Pridham, Captain, R.N.

 

Arthur Victor John GOULDEN, aged 25 years, bachelor, ERA, HMS Coventry, the son of Alfred Edmund Goulden, married 27th October 1934 to, Elsie Margaret PICTON, aged 27 years, spinster, the daughter of Stephen Picton

 

John Joseph GRADY, AB , HMS Diana returned to his ship about 7 a.m. and was ordered below for subsequent discipline. He fell asleep and woke at 11 a.m. He went on deck, eluded the sentry, and jumped overboard, hit his head on the wall and fell back into the water. He died 6th August 1908

 

C.W. GRAFTON, ERA, died 23rd July 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Manchester. His ship was part of the escort of Operation ‘Substance’ a Convoy from Gibraltar, when it was hit by torpedoes fired by the Italian E-boats Nos. 16 and 22. An oil fuel tank was hit and the adjacent compartments flooded, also her engines were damaged, so she returned to Gibraltar

 

Edna Rosemary GRAHAM, aged 21 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Alfred Thomas Graham, married 20th March 1948, to George Henry SHAND, aged 24 years, bachelor, Air Artificer, Royal Navy, R.N. Air Station Kalafrana, the son of George Henry Shand

 

Edwin Thomas GRAHAM, the son of Forster Edward and Annie Maud Graham, 27 Ghar Id Dud, Sliema, Stoker Petty Officer, Royal Navy, born 6th February 1926

      

Marjorie GRAHAM, the daughter of Forster Edward and Annie Maud Graham, 7 Strada Stretta, St.Julians, Stoker Petty Officer, Royal Navy, born 7th December 1927

  

Guy GRANTHAM, aged 34 years, bachelor, Naval Officer, HMS Regent, the son of Charles F.Grantham deceased, married 27th August 1934 to, Beryl Marjorie MACKINTOSH-WALKER, aged 34 years, spinster, of Nairn, Scotland, the daughter of Thomas Charles Bruce Mackintosh-Walker deceased

 

J.G. GRATTON, AB, died when HMS Kandahar hit a mine and sank 19th December 1941

 

J.W.Q. GRAVES, Petty Officer Steward, died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily. She received direct hits, amongst others on the Wardroom and the Petty Officer Mess, fires raged out of control, and she had to be abandoned. Survivors were taken on board the Cruiser HMS Gloucester and the destroyer HMS Diamond

 

A.G. GRAY, Stoker 1st Class, died 26th March 1942, on the destroyer HMS Legion. She was moored in French Creek when she received a direct hit from bombs dropped by German aircraft

 

C.K. GRAY, Sub-Lieutenant (S), died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily. She received direct hits, amongst others on the Wardroom and the Petty Officer Mess, fires raged out of control, and she had to be abandoned. Survivors were taken on board the Cruiser HMS Gloucester and the destroyer HMS Diamond

 

Married 30th November 1935, Joseph GRAY, Royal Navy, from Liverpool, to Elizabeth Norah CHESHIRE, from Sliema

 

K.C. GRAY, AB, died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily. She received direct hits, amongst others on the Wardroom and the Petty Officer Mess, fires raged out of control, and she had to be abandoned. Survivors were taken on board the Cruiser HMS Gloucester and the destroyer HMS Diamond

 

Kenneth William GRAY, born 4th December 1824, the son of Rosamund Gertrude and William George Gray, Leading Telegraphist, Royal Navy

 

Lemuel Emmanuel Charles Frank GRAY, born 24th December 1923, the son of Annie Wilhelmina Dorothy and Sydney Charles Gray, Leading Telegraphist, Royal Navy

 

R.J. GRAY, AB, HMS Hasty, died 15th June 1942

 

William George GRAY, aged 28 years, bachelor, Leading Telegraphist, HMS Egmont, the son of John William Gray, married 3rd September 1923 to, Rosamund Gertrude MORGAN, aged 25 years, spinster, the daughter of Harry Morgan

 

Stoker 2nd Class Norman GREAVES, HMS Manchester. When the ship was torpedoed in 1942 he was picked up and interned by the Vichy French in the Laghouat Camp in Tunisia. On 20th October 1942 he attempted to escape through the perimeter wire after bribing the Arab sentry with a wristwatch, the Arab sentry took the watch then double crossed him and shot him in the back. A riot by the PoW’s was de-fused by Captain Drew R.N. demanding of the French Commandant that medical attention be given to Greaves. However, he was unconscious and never recovered. His burial service was conducted by the Reverend Donald Bruce Walker, the R.N. Chaplain of HMS Manchester

 

Carmel GRECH, Steward, died 20th November 1939, on board the destroyer HMS Gipsy, which struck a mine as she was leaving Harwich, killing 30 members of the crew

 

Francesco GRECH, ‘Chicko’, Stoker Petty Officer, PO/312527. He was born in Valletta on 5th November 1888, and joined the Royal Navy on 31st December 1907, which became his career. At about 03.00 on the morning of 11th May 1942 the Tug C.308 struck a mine off Bahar ic Caghaq and sank. Seven men were rescued by the boom patrol picket boat, but he was among those that lost their lives

 

Joseph GRECH, Steward, E/LX22806, died 14th October 1939, on board the Battleship HMS Royal Oak, when it was torpedoed in Scapa Flow, Scotland, by the German U-Boat U-47. The ship sank with the loss of over 830 officers and men

 

Frederick Henry GREEN, aged 20 years, bachelor, Sub-Lieutenant, HMS Swallow, the son of Frederick Thomas Green, married 13th April 1920 to, Marie LICATCHEFF, aged 18 years, spinster, the daughter of Leon Licatcheff

 

John G. GREEN, Naval Instructor, single, aged 24 years, born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, on board HMS Royal Oak in March 1901

 

Pamela Dorothy GREEN, the daughter of Mabel Minnie and Arthur Regimald Green, 4 Prince Albert Street, Sliema, Royal Navy, born 6th February 1930

 

R.H. GREEN, Petty Officer Steward, on board the destroyer HMS Gurkha, died 17th January 1942, when his ship was sunk by the German U-Boat U-133 off the Libyan coast

 

Colin Frank GREENLAW, born 14th September 1934, the son of Madge Edith Greenlaw, nee Golding and Harold Sherlock Greenlaw, Lieut-Commander (E), HMS Bulldog.  Mediterranean Destroyer Flotilla, Malta. Baptised by the Reverend Charles Paton, Chaplain, R.N., at St.Michael’s Chapel, Malta Dockyard

 

Robert James GREENWOOD-PENNY, aged 27 years, bachelor, Naval Officer, HMS Resource, the son of Sidney Greenwood-Penny, Doctor, married 22nd January 1936 to, Diana Helen McCALLUM, aged 22 years, spinster, the daughter of John Robert McCallum, Naval Officer

 

N.W. GREER, OD, died on the destroyer HMS Jersey when it struck a mine at the entrance to Grand Harbour on 2nd May 1941

 

Alan GREGORY, aged 23 years, bachelor, Sub-Lieutenant, HMS Vulcan, the son of Alfred Charles Gregory, married 25th March 1938 to, Audrey Gwendoline HIDE, aged 20 years, spinster, the daughter of Albert Charles Hide

 

Cooper GREGORY, born 16th May 1934, the son of Doris Constance Elizabeth Gregory, nee Wingrove and Samuel Cooper Gregory, Warrant Officer, HMS Antelope. Mediterranean Destroyer Flotilla, Malta. Baptised by the Reverend Charles Paton, Chaplain, R.N., at St.Michael’s Chapel, Malta Dockyard

 

Edmund GREGORY, Ord.Telegraphist, C/JX 211752, lost his life in the submarine Upholder on 14th April 1942

 

Frederick William GREGORY DSM, Stoker P.O., C/KX 80267, lost his life in the submarine Upholder on 14th April 1942

 

Malcolm GREGORY, born 25th July 1938, the son of Audrey and Alan Gregory, Sub-Lieutenant, Royal Navy, HMS Vulcan. Buried 26th August 1938, aged 5 weeks

 

Leslie GRENNAN, aged 28 years, bachelor, Signalman, Royal Navy, the son of Isaac Grennan, married 25th May 1939 to Patricia May MORETON, aged 18 years, spinster, 72 Rue D’Argens, Sliema, the daughter of Arthur Ernest Moreton

 

Douglas Patrick GRIFFEITS, R.N., the son of Henry and Hannah Griffeits, married 15th October 1958, to Mavis Joan EVANS, the daughter of William James and Teresa Evans

  

Annaliese Evelyn GRIFFIN, the daughter of Emma Agatha and Reginald Jack Griffin, 8 Strada San Antonio, Sliema, Able Seaman, Royal Navy, born 28th October 1933,

 

Eirwen Bernice Morgan GRIFFITHS, aged 20 years, spinster, Wren Writer, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Daniel Griffiths, married 27th June 1953, to Brian Thomas TREACHER, aged 20 years, bachelor, Aircraft Artificer, R.N., HMS Falcon, the son of Charles Maurice Treacher

 

James H. GRIFFITHS, Assistant Paymaster, single, aged 27 years, born in Lea, Herefordshire, on board HMS Surprise in March 1901

 

Paul GRIMA, Stoker 1st Class, of the Tug St.Angelo, died 30th May 1942

 

Wenzu GRIMA, a crew member of the Mooring Vessel Moor, lost his life on 8th April 1941 when the vessel struck a mine and quickly sank in Grand Harbour

 

William GRIMES, serving on HMS Decoy in 1958

Photo supplied by Joseph Scerri from his collection

Harvey GRIMSHAW, aged 22 years, bachelor, AB, HMS Leverton, the son of Henry Grimshaw, married 10th August 1968 to, Sylvia Katherine Elizabeth POWELL, aged 19 years, spinster, Nurse, the daughter of William Charles Bernard Powell, R.N. retired. This Marriage took place in St.Michael’s and All Angels Royal Navy Chapel HMS St.Angelo

 

Joseph GRISCTI, E/LX20333, died 9th June 1940, on board the Aircraft Carrier HMS Glorious, when his ship was sunk off the Norwegian Coast by the German Battleships Gneisenau and Scharnhorst

 

F.A. GROOMBRIDGE, AB, died 15th June 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Airedale. His ship was part of the escort for the Convoy ‘Vigorous’ from Alexandria, protecting eleven merchant ships. During the afternoon of the 15th the Convoy was attacked by German dive-bombers, and no less than twelve aircraft targeted HMS Airedale, and left it a smouldering wreck. The after end was completely gone and it is believed that her own ammunition or depth charge store had exploded

 

H. GROSE, OD, died 12th August 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Nigeria.

As part of the escort to the ‘Pedestal’ Convoy, the ship came under attack from Italian and German aircraft during the day, but at dusk was hit by torpedoes fired by the Italian submarine Axum, and sustained damage, causing her to return to Gibraltar

 

T. GRUNDY, Stoker 1st Class, died 10th January 1941, on board the destroyer HMS Gallant, which was escorting a Convoy, when it struck a mine that shattered the ship’s bows. Over 60 men were killed and another 25 injured. The ship was irreparably damaged but towed into Grand Harbour and beached beneath Crucifix Hill

 

Joseph Anthony GUEST, aged 28 years, bachelor, Chief ERA, Royal Navy, HMS Whitesand Bay, the son of Joseph Anthony Guest, married 9th June 1948, to Jessie Chisholm MacLEAN, aged 30 years, spinster, Petty Officer, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of James MacLean

 

J.A. GUEST, Lieutenant (E), died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily. She received direct hits, amongst others on the Wardroom and the Petty Officer Mess, fires raged out of control, and she had to be abandoned. Survivors were taken on board the Cruiser HMS Gloucester and the destroyer HMS Diamond

 

Dairmid GUNN, Royal Navy, Lieut-Commander, the son of John William Miller and Jean Gunn, nee Mackay, married 18th April 1960 to June NAUDI, of Sliema, the daughter of Joseph and Matilda Naudi, nee Ganado

 

H.J.S. GUNN, AB, died 19th December 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Penelope. His ship ran into and Italian minefield, and struck a mine which exploded on the port side abreast of the bridge, but the damage was not severe and she arrived at Malta

 

Peter Ernest Gerald GUNN, aged 22 years, bachelor, Writer, R.N., RNB Camerata, the son of George Gunn, married 9th June 1951, to Gillian Veronica SINGLETON, aged 21 years, spinster, the daughter of John Edward Oliver Singleton

 

 Royal Naval Barracks Camerata - Valletta

William Donald GUNN, aged 26 years, bachelor, Physician Surgeon Lieutenant, Royal Navy, HMS London, the son of Arthur Hugh Gunn, Accountant, married 3rd November 1934 to, Joan Kathleen Alfreda BALFOUR, aged 28 years, spinster, of Battle, Sussex, the daughter of Archie Bailey Balfour deceased, Merchant

 

Edward G. GUYATT, Chief Engineer, single, aged 38 years, born in Portsea, on board HMS Pyramus March 1901

 

George Thomson HACKLAND, aged 24 years, Petty Officer, HMS Barham, the son of George Thomson Hackland, Grocer, married 4th December 1901 to, Sarah HARVEY, aged 28 years, the daughter of George Harvey, Pilot

 

Frederick Thomas HADWELL, aged 27 years, bachelor, AB, HMS Assistance, the son of Frederick John Hadwell, married 20th January 1926 to, Leonore Elfriede KOHLER, aged 30 years, spinster, the daughter of Max Rudolf Kohler

 

Hugh HAGGARD, Commanding Officer of HM Submarine Truant, sailed from Chatham to Malta in 1940

 

P.B. HAGUE DSC, Lieutenant, RNVR, died 22nd March 1942, on the destroyer HMS Kingston. The ship was later taken into the drydock for repair where she was severley damaged by German bombing on 11th April, and was subsequently sunk as a blockship

 

Richard Michael Fisher HAIGH, the son of Iris and Noel Haigh, 228 Strada It Torri, Sliema, Royal Navy, born 23rd December 1930

 

T. HAINES, Steward, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

Thomas Dafour HALAHAN, aged 36 years, bachelor, Surgeon, HMS Pioneer, the son of John Halahan, Clergyman, married 8th November 1902 to, Ethel Louisa PRESTON, aged 28 years, spinster, the daughter of Arthur Preston

 

John William HALE, aged 31 years, bachelor, Lieut-Commander, HMS Glorious, the son of Warren Stormes Hale, married 3rd December 1938 to, Ada Elizabeth BOWDEN, aged 28 years, spinster, the daughter of Thomas George Bowden

 

Joseph HALES, OC2, E/L12226, died 14th October 1939, on board the Battleship HMS Royal Oak, when it was torpedoed in Scapa Flow, Scotland, by the German U-Boat U-47. The ship sank with the loss of over 830 officers and men

 

Elizabeth HALL, the daughter of Helene and Kenneth Hall, ‘Aster’, Dingli Street, Sliema, Royal Navy, born 8th June 1929

 

Frank Alfred HALL, aged 24 years, bachelor, Leading Stoker, HMS Forth, the son of Frank Alfred Hall, married 10th May 1952, to Patricia Elizabeth GASCOIGNE, aged 22 years, spinster, Leading Wren, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Ernest Thomas Gascoigne

 

R.T. HALL, Leading Stoker, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

John HALLAM, aged 24 years, bachelor, AB, HMS Ramillies, the son of Richard Hallam, married 15th February 1931 to, Dorothea TZORTYOPOULOS, aged 20 years, spinster, the daughter of George Tzortyopoulos

 

William HALLAM, aged 24 years, bachelor, Leading Seaman, HMS Ladybird, the son of William Hallam, married 25th April 1922 to, Xeina VELICHKO, aged 21 years, spinster, the daughter of George Velichko

 

C.F. HALLAS DSM, Gunner (T), died 23rd March 1941, HMS Griffin

 

Leonard John HALLS, aged 26 years, bachelor, Leading Telegraphist, Royal Navy, HMS Sealion, the son of John Buxton Halls, deceased, Royal Navy, married 29th October 1935 to, Marion RAY, aged 18 years, spinster, from Rock Ferry, Birkenhead, the daughter of Thomas Fletcher Ray deceased, Merchant

 

W.A. HALSEY, AB, died 12th August 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Cairo. Part of the escort to Convoy ‘Pedestal’ from Gibraltar to Malta, they were attacked by enemy forces when between Sicily and Tunisia. His ship was struck by torpedoes from the Italian submarine Axum, and had to be sunk by HMS Pathfinder

 

Gladys HAMANK, born 24th January 1934, the daughter of Gordon Lewis and Gladys Joy Hamank, 44 Strada Nuova, Sliema, Stoker, R.N. Baptised by the Matron of King George V Hospital. She died the next day

 

C. HAMBLY, Leading Seaman, died when HMS Kandahar hit a mine and sank 19th December 1941

 

Geoffrey Ernest HAMMOND, bachelor, aged 26 years, Lieutenant, HMS Armada, the son of Edgar Hammond, married 17th February 1950 to, Ruth Geraldine MADDOX, spinster, aged 24 years, the daughter of Walter Kendrick Maddox. This Marriage took place at the Church of St.Michael, HM Dockyard, by permission of the Bishop of Gibraltar

 

Patricia Anne HAMMOND, aged 21 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Frank Hammond, married 30th June 1951, to Robert Charles LEWIS, aged 30 years, bachelor, Sailmaker, R.N., HMS Tyne, the son of Robert William Lewis

 

A.P HANCOCK, Leading Stoker, died when HMS Kandahar hit a mine and sank 19th December 1941

 

John HANCOCK, born 22nd May 1931, the son of Mabel Grace and John Hancock, Chief Electrical Artificer, HMS Sandhurst

 

E. HARDAKER, AB, died 23rd July 1941, on board the destroyer HMS Fearless, which was escorting Convoy ‘Substance’ from Gibraltar. His ship was badly damaged by Italian aircraft south of Sardinia, and sunk

 

J. HARDING, AB, died on the cruiser HMS Aurora, 19th December 1941

 

William James HARDING, aged 28 years, bachelor, Seaman, HMS Oberon, the son of Patrick Harding, married 2nd March 1932 to, Elizabeth FORD, aged 25 years, spinster, the daughter of Stanley Ford-Butler

 

J.G. HARDY, OD, died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily. She received direct hits, amongst others on the Wardroom and the Petty Officer Mess, fires raged out of control, and she had to be abandoned. Survivors were taken on board the Cruiser HMS Gloucester and the destroyer HMS Diamond

 

James Percy Knowles HARKNESS, aged 32 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, Royal Navy, the son of Percy Yarborough Harkness, married 2nd May 1949, to Grace Evelyn Joan SULIVAN, aged 30 years, spinster, 2nd Officer,  Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Norton Allen Sulivan

 

Alice Doreen HARLEY, the daughter of Doris Alice Louise and John Alexander Haldane Harley, 100 Strada Birchicara, St.Julians, Signalman, Royal Navy, born 21st August 1928

 

AB Stanley HARLEY, P/JX.273136. On 19th January 1943 he took part in a raid by three Motor Torpedo Boats on Tripoli Harbour. They came across three tugs towing an Italian submarine. They attacked and set fire to one tug, which caused all three tugs to abandon the submarine and return inside the harbour. The MTB‘s then turned their attention to the submarine and severely damaged it with torpedoes before returning to Malta

 

T. HARLOW, Petty Officer, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

K.G. HARMAN, Sub-Lieutenant, RNVR, HMS St. Angelo, the Naval Shore base, died 7th April 1941

 

Sydney Walter HARMAN, aged 26 years, bachelor, Schoolmaster, HMS Egmont, the son of Walter William Harman, married 5th September 1927 to,   Gwendolen Rosemary FORD, aged 23 years, spinster, the daughter of George Henry Ford

 

Alfred John HARMS, aged 23 years, bachelor, ERA, Royal Navy, HMS Oberon, the son of Herbert Harms, Skilled Labourer, married 21st May 1934 to, Ethel May SMITH, aged 20 years, spinster, from Lewisham, London, the daughter of William John Smith, Cooper

 

N.W. HARMSWORTH, AB, died on the destroyer HMS Jersey when it struck a mine at the entrance to Grand Harbour on 2nd May 1941

 

Mona Frances HARRAD, aged 26 years, spinster, Chief Wren, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of James Harrad, R.N., married 13th November 1948, to James Philip GOSLING, aged 24 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, Royal Navy, HMS Shillay, the son of Gerald Gosling

 

Alfred HARRIS, Able Seaman of HMS Laurana, went swimming in Marsa Creek on Sunday 24th March 1946 but drowned. His body was recovered and taken to Bighi Naval Hospital

 

Eric Francis Manley HARRIS, aged 38 years, bachelor, Chaplain, R.N., HMS St.Angelo, the son of Percy Cyril Francis Harris retired, married 16th December 1972 to, Merilyn FLETCHER, aged 26 years, spinster, the daughter of Douglas Fletcher deceased.  This Marriage took place in St.Michael’s and All Angels Royal Navy Chapel HMS St.Angelo

 

F.A. HARRIS, Leading Seaman, died 15th June 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Bedouin. Part of the escort to Convoy ‘Harpoon’ from Gibraltar to Malta, they were attacked by enemy forces when between Sicily and Tunisia. His ship was badly damaged but taken in tow by the sister ship HMS Partridge though damaged herself. Italian torpedo-bombers attacked the stricken ship and sank her

 

Jane Mary HARRIS, born 21st December 1929, the daughter of Mary Hewlett and Guy Christopher Harris, Lieut-Commander, Royal Navy

 

Norman W. HARRIS, Signalman, D/JX.274547. At about 03.00 on the morning of 11th May 1942 the Tug C.308 struck a mine off Bahar ic Caghaq and sank. Seven men were rescued by the boom patrol picket boat, but he was among those that lost their lives

 

Robert William Edward HARRIS, aged 25 years, bachelor, Leading Seaman, Royal Navy, HMS Sandhurst, the son of Edward Jess Harris, Dockyard Employee, married 30th October 1934 to, Sylvia Alexandra OAKLEY, aged 26 years, spinster, of Cuddington, Surrey, the daughter of Isaac George Oakley, Council Employee

 

Henry Edward HARRISON, the son of Mabel Maud and Ronald Stanley Harrison, St.Helen House, Melita Street, Sliema, E.R.A., Royal Navy, born 24th May 1935

 

J.F. HARRISON, Stoker 1st Class, died 15th June 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Airedale. His ship was part of the escort for the Convoy ‘Vigorous’ from Alexandria, protecting eleven merchant ships. During the afternoon of the 15th the Convoy was attacked by German dive-bombers, and no less than twelve aircraft targeted HMS Airedale, and left it a smouldering wreck. The after end was completely gone and it is believed that her own ammunition or depth charge store had exploded

 

Peter Robert Helfrick HARRISON, aged 23 years, bachelor, Naval Officer, HMS Severn, the son of Albert Francis Harrison, married 24th December 1936 to Kathleen May BENNETT, aged 25 years, spinster, 203 Devonshire Avenue, Southsea, Hampshire, the daughter of Charles Palmer Bennett deceased R.N.

 

Lieutenant Peter R.H. HARRISON DSO DFC, Commanding Officer of HM Submarine P34 in March 1942

 

R. HARRISON, ERA, died 15th June 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Airedale. His ship was part of the escort for the Convoy ‘Vigorous’ from Alexandria, protecting eleven merchant ships. During the afternoon of the 15th the Convoy was attacked by German dive-bombers, and no less than twelve aircraft targeted HMS Airedale, and left it a smouldering wreck. The after end was completely gone and it is believed that her own ammunition or depth charge store had exploded

 

W.A. HARRISON, Stoker 1st Class, died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily. She received direct hits, amongst others on the Wardroom and the Petty Officer Mess, fires raged out of control, and she had to be abandoned. Survivors were taken on board the Cruiser HMS Gloucester and the destroyer HMS Diamond

 

E.J. HART DSM, CERA, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

R.T. HART, AB, died 12th August 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Nigeria.

As part of the escort to the ‘Pedestal’ Convoy, the ship came under attack from Italian and German aircraft during the day, but at dusk was hit by torpedoes fired by the Italian submarine Axum, and sustained damage, causing her to return to Gibraltar

 

P.J. HARTCUP, Sub-Lieutenant, died on the destroyer HMS Mohawk, when it was sunk by enemy fire 16th April 1941

 

D'Arcy HARVEY, aged 39 years, bachelor, Fleet Surgeon, HMS Queen, the son of James D'Arcy Harvey, Fleet Surgeon retired, MARRIED 21st May 1905 to, Sophia CHARLTON, aged 29 years, spinster, the daughter of Thomas Charlton

 

Edmund Howard Neville HARVEY, aged 30 years, bachelor, Lieut-Commander, HMS Coventry, the son of Edmund Jermyn Harvey, married 3rd November 1925 to, Dorothy BARCLAY, aged 27 years, spinster, the daughter of Robert Barclay, Clergyman

 

G.S. HARVEY MBE, Command Engineer, died 24th March 1942, on the destroyer Southwold. She was towing the cargo ship Breconshire part of convoy MW.10 from Alexandria that had been attacked earlier that day, when she struck a mine off Zonqor Point

 

N.E. HARVEY, ERA, died on the destroyer HMS Mohawk, when it was sunk by enemy fire 16th April 1941

 

W.H. HARVEY, Petty Officer, died on the destroyer HMS Jersey when it struck a mine at the entrance to Grand Harbour on 2nd May 1941

 

H. HASKINS, AB, on board the destroyer HMS Hasty, and died 15th June 1942, when his ship was damaged by an E-Boat attack

 

Brenda Margherita HASTINGS, born 22nd March 1905, the daughter of Helen Mary and Alfred John Hastings, Engineer Lieutenant, R.N.

 

Manwel HATCHINGS, a crew member of the Mooring Vessel Moor, lost his life on 8th April 1941 when the vessel struck a mine and quickly sank in Grand Harbour

 

Stanley William HATTON, aged 31 yeas, bachelor, Petty Officer, R.N. HMS Cheviot, the son of George Hatton, married 26th May 1951, to Daisy Violet BULLION, aged 28 years, spinster, the daughter of Ernest Bullion

 

Sidney George HAVERS, aged 25 years, bachelor, P.O. 1st Class, HMS Egmont, the son of George Frederick Havers, married 22nd December 1920 to, Marguerite CLEMENT, aged 24 years, spinster, the daughter of Murray Clement

 

C.E.T. HAWKER, AB, died 10th January 1941, on board the destroyer HMS Gallant, which was escorting a Convoy, when it struck a mine that shattered the ship’s bows. Over 60 men were killed and another 25 injured. The ship was irreparably damaged but towed into Grand Harbour and beached beneath Crucifix Hill

 

R.G. HAWKER, Leading Seaman, died 15th June 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Airedale. His ship was part of the escort for the Convoy ‘Vigorous’ from Alexandria, protecting eleven merchant ships. During the afternoon of the 15th the Convoy was attacked by German dive-bombers, and no less than twelve aircraft targeted HMS Airedale, and left it a smouldering wreck. The after end was completely gone and it is believed that her own ammunition or depth charge store had exploded

 

Frederick John HAWKES, born 1st March 1910, baptised 1929, Stoker, HMS Wryneck, the son of Frances Hawkes. Adult

 

Lieut-Commander HAWKES, serving on HMS Ranpura, in October 1953. The son of Bradford Hawkes deceased, born in Chelmsford, Essex

  

Doreen Beryl HAWKINS, the daughter of James and Nellie Hawkins, 41 Strada Imrabat, Sliema, AB, Royal Navy, born 5th August 1925

  

Edward N. HAWKINS, Leading Seaman, single, aged 22 years, born in Lancaster, on board HMS Tyne in March 1901

 

Leading Seaman George A. HAWKINS, Diver, HMS St. Angelo, in June 1945 he was working on the submerged HMS Maori in French Creek when his line became entangled with the wreck. Help went down to rescue him and brought him to the surface and although artificial respiration was applied, without success. His body was taken to Bighi Naval Hospital for Post Mortem

 

Guy Whishaw HAWKINS, aged 28 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, Royal Navy, HMS St. Angelo, the son of Colonel Thomas Henry Hawkins, R.M.L.I., retired, married 21st July 1936 to, Rosamond Anne PEARS, aged 18 years, spinster, the daughter of Commander Stewart Arnold Pears, R.N. retired

 

Married 26th May 1925, James HAWKINS, aged 23 years, bachelor, AB, Royal Navy, HMS Vimiera, the son of William John Hawkins, to Nellie Moule WILLIAMSON, aged 22 years, spinster, the daughter of Charles William Williamson deceased

 

John Alfred HAWKINS, aged 21 years, bachelor, ERA, R.N., HMS Chequers, the son of Robert Alfred Hawkins, married 24th October 1953, to Angela Desiree HARRIS, aged 22 years, spinster, the daughter of Edward Henry Harris

 

Solveig Joyce HAWKINS, the daughter of Liv Borgny and Ernest Harold Hawkins, 91d Strada San Elena, Sliema, Shipwright, Royal Navy, born 9th August 1933

 

George HAY, aged 30 years, bachelor, ERA, HMS Terror, the son of George Hay, married 31st July 1940 to, Marie Ethel WILES, aged 20 years, spinster, the daughter of Flight-Sergeant George Morgan Wiles

 

Arthur HAYES, Petty Officer 1st Class, single, aged 28 years, born in Islington, London, on board HMS Pyramus March 1901

 

Elizabeth Susan Mary HAYES, the daughter of Phyllis Mary and Trevor Sydney Hayes, 6 Dingli Street, Sliema, Royal Navy, born 15th August 1929

 

Jack Raymond HAYSOM, aged 27 years, bachelor, Paymaster Lieutenant, Royal Navy, HMS Coventry, the son of Archibald John Haysom, Schoolmaster, married 1st December 1934 to, Gwendolen MULLER, aged 24 years, spinster, from Maidstone, Kent, the daughter of Paull Muller deceased, Engineer

 

H.W. HAYWARD, Chief Petty Officer Tel., died 23rd July 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Manchester. His ship was part of the escort of Operation ‘Substance’ a Convoy from Gibraltar, when it was hit by torpedoes fired by the Italian E-boats Nos. 16 and 22. An oil fuel tank was hit and the adjacent compartments flooded, also her engines were damaged, so she returned to Gibraltar

 

George HAYWOOD, aged 24 years, bachelor, P.O. Stoker, HMS Vendetta, the son of George Samuel Haywood, married 5th May 1928 to, Anastasia Tata Thea ULANOFF, aged 20 years, spinster, the daughter of Sergio Ulanoff

 

Roger HAYWOOD, aged 21years, bachelor, Leading Writer, R.N., HMS Phoenicia, the son of Herbert Haywood, married 28th April 1951, to Sylvia Muriel SMITH, aged 22 years, spinster, the daughter of James Edward Smith

 

Derek D’Esterre HEAD, the son of Ruth Eleanor and John Stulbert Head, 89 Strada It Torri, Sliema, Lieutenant, Royal Navy, born 10th January 1925

  

Ernest Arthur HEAD, aged 34 years, bachelor, Electrical Artificer, HMS Arethusa, the son of Arthur William Head, married 22nd September 1938 to, Phyllis Enid DEAR, aged 35 years, spinster, the daughter of Archibald Dear

 

S.E. HEAL, Leading Stoker, died when HMS Kandahar hit a mine and sank 19th December 1941

 

David Thompson HEAP, aged 27 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, R.N., HMS Glasgow, the son of Arthur Herbert Heap, married 21st November 1953, to Elise Kingman BLACK, aged 26 years, spinster, the daughter of Charles Eldon Black

 

Alfred Thomas HEATH, Leading Stoker, C/KX 75161, lost his life in the submarine Upholder on 14th April 1942

 

Gerald George Phillips HEATH, aged 28 years, bachelor, P.O., HMS Iron Duke, the son of Charles William Heath, married 21st May 1924 to, Daisy Evans SMITH, aged 37 years, spinster, the daughter of Harry Smith

 

Henry William HEATH, aged 28 years, bachelor, Stoker, HMS Ceres, the son of Willam Heath, married 9th May 1929 to, Jeanne Elina LAURENT, aged 25 years, spinster, the daughter of Jean Laurent

 

William George HEATH, aged 29 years, bachelor, Stoker, HMS Diligence, the son of Henry George Heath, married 15th May 1923 to, Anne WALSHE, aged 33 years, spinster, the daughter of Joseph Walshe deceased

 

William Peter HEATH, born 2nd December 1924, the son of Anne and William George Heath, Stoker, Royal Navy

 

Geoffrey Paul HEATHER, born 5th March 1913, the son of Paul and Helen Mary Heather, Assistant Paymaster R.N., baptised on board HMS Inflexible

 

Terence Sydney HEATON, the son of Frances Hilda and Sidney Reuben Heaton, 9 Giovanni Battista Street, Sliema, Stoker, Royal Navy, born 11th October 1933

 

G.N. HEAVER, AB, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

Married 15th April 1939, Lieutenant HEBBLETHWAITE, Royal Navy, to Rita MICALLEF. Lieut. Hebblethwaite was killed on HMS Glorious, June 11th 1940

 

James Herbert HEFFERMAN, aged 24 years, bachelor, AB, HMS Shropshire, the son of Jimmy Hefferman deceased, married 23rd February 1934 to, Agnes HORSBURGH, aged 20 years, spinster, the daughter of Samuel Thomas Horsburgh

 

Mellor HELLAWELL, aged 20 years, bachelor, Leading Seaman, Royal Navy, HMS St. Kitts, the son of Douglas Hellawell, married 16th October 1953, to Irene Ellen BRIDGES, aged 24 years, spinster, Petty Officer, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Cecil William Bridges

 

Married 18th January 1939, Reginald HELLYER, Royal Navy, E.R.A., to Veronica Ellen O’FLAHERTY. Reported missing presumed killed in submarine Urge, October 1942

 

George Herbert HEMMINGS, aged 21 years, bachelor, Leading Supply Assistant, HMS St.Angelo, the son of Arthur Ernest Hemmings, R.N. retired, married 7th December 1937 to, Edith Ivy LEGGE, aged 22 years, spinster, the daughter of Ernest James Legge

 

Lieutenant R.J. HEMMINGWAY DSC, Commanding Officer of HM Submarine P.38, 10th Submarine Flotilla. The submarine was lost in February 1942

 

L.G. HEMPSTEAD, Petty Officer Steward, died 12th August 1942, on board the Aircraft Carrier HMS Indomitable. His ship was part of the escort for Operation ‘Pedestal’ from Gibraltar. In the late afternoon twelve German Ju87 aircraft attacked the carrier and she suffered serious damage from the bombs. One hit the forward AA gun positions killing more than twenty of the Royal Marines detachment. Another landed near the forward lift and penetrated the upper gallery deck and exploded above the main hangar deck. The wardroom was crowded with off-duty pilots and observers when it was wrecked by a bomb killing all the occupants. The ship survived the onslaught and headed for Gibraltar

 

Married 22nd October 1937, Alfred Patrick Edward HEMSLEY, Lieutenant, Royal Navy, HMS Glorious, to Daphne Jennie HEMSLEY (sic)

 

T. HENDERSON, Stoker 1st Class, died 10th January 1941, on board the destroyer HMS Gallant, which was escorting a Convoy, when it struck a mine that shattered the ship’s bows. Over 60 men were killed and another 25 injured. The ship was irreparably damaged but towed into Grand Harbour and beached beneath Crucifix Hill

 

G.A. HENLEY, OD, died on the destroyer HMS Mohawk, when it was sunk by enemy fire 16th April 1941

 

Robert Stilon HENNING, the son of H.D.R. Henning, Storekeeper of Royal Naval Hospital Malta, aged 17 years, buried 13th March 1853

 

Ernest Henrik HENRICKSEN, aged 24 years, bachelor, Deckhand, HMS Motor Launch, the son of Ernest Henrik Henriksen deceased, married 24th September 1918 to, Guilia MIFSUD, aged 19 years, spinster, of Sliema, the daughter of Gio. Maria Mifsud

 

J. HENTON, AB, HMS St. Angelo, the Naval Shore base, died 14th December 1942

 

Jeanne Rosa HENWOOD, aged 22 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Albert George Henwood, married 14th June 1952, to Thomas Edward Fred RANFORD, aged 28 years, bachelor, Telegraphist     R.N., HMS Token, the son of Alfred Ranford

 

G.B. HEPWORTH, AB, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

C.R. HERBERT, OD, died 25th April 1943, on the destroyer HMS Petard, whilst engaged in attacking enemy shipping off the coast of Tunisia

 

Lieutenant E.A.O.G. HERRING  DSC, HMS Gurkha, died 17th January 1942

 

Horace Cyril HEWES, aged 30 years, bachelor, Electrical Artificer, Royal Navy, HMS Sandhurst, the son of Horace Ernest Hewes, Master Tailor, married 24th November 1934 to, Fanny Elsie STREMES, aged 37 years, spinster, of 12 Alwyne Mansions, Wimbledon, London SW19, the daughter of George Stremes deceased

 

Stella Rose HEWINS, the wife of Derek Hewins, Royal Navy, gave birth to a daughter in March 1960

 

Edmund Osborne HEWITT, aged 27 years, bachelor, Engine Room Artificer, HMS Vulcan, the son of Wellington Boyce Hewitt, married 15th October 1938 to Winifred SAUNDERS, aged 26 years, spinster, Clerk, 11 Falls Brook Road, Streatham, London, the daughter of Charles William Saunders

 

George Hayward HEWITT, aged 36 years, bachelor, Chaplain, Royal Navy, the son of John Hewitt, Clerk in Holy Orders, married 25th September 1920 to, Eleanor PARNELL, aged 27 years, spinster, the daughter of Frederick  Jill Adams Parnell

 

Kathleen Annie Parnell HEWITT, the daughter of Eleanor and George Hayward Hewitt, 72 Strada Birchicara, St.Julians, Clerk in Holy Orders, Chaplain R.N., born 7th September 1921

 

Peter Brian HEWITT, the son of Leopold Eric and Elsie Louise Hewitt, 12 Prince Albert Road, Sliema, E.R.A., Royal Navy, born 2nd September 1927

  

Samuel Lester HEWITT, aged 26 years, bachelor, Chief Petty Officer Writer, Royal Navy, HMS St. Angelo, the son of Samuel Hewitt, married 16th October 1944, to Angelica YIAMOURI, aged 19 years, spinster, the daughter of Nicholas Yiamouri

 

Christine Dorothea HEWLETT, the daughter of Christine and Graham Hewlett, Rocky Vale, St.Julians, Paymaster Captain, Royal Navy, retired, born 25th March 1930

 

Married 3rd April 1929, Graham HEWLETT, aged 65 years, widower, Paymaster Captain, Royal Navy retired, the son of William Hewlett deceased, Commander, R.N., to Christine McGregor Sinclair TAYLOR, aged 33 years, spinster, the daughter of David Taylor

 

Lieutenant A.R. HEZLET DSC, Commanding Officer of HM Submarine Ursula, 10th Submarine Flotilla, in 1941. Later Vice Admiral Sir Arthur Hezlet.

 

Brian A. HIBBERT, aged 21 years,bachelor, Naval Airman (E). H.M.S Falcon, Hal Far, Married 1st October 1955 to, Doreen RICHARDSON, aged 19 years, spinster, at Holy Trinity Church, Rudolph Street, Sliema

 

Geoffrey HIBBERT, aged 28 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, HMS St.Angelo, the son of Frank Hibbert, married 21st July 1956 to, Laura GERRARD, aged 22 years, spinster, the daughter of Elijah Gerrard deceased. This Marriage was solemnized at the Church of St.Michael, H.M.Dockyard

 

Robert Peter HIBBERT, born 30th July 1956, at David Bruce Military Hospital, Imtarfa, the son of Doreen and Brian A, Hibbert. Christened at Kalafrana by the Ship's Padre, using the Ship's Bell

 

James H. HICK, Gunner, married, aged 32 years, born in Truro, Cornwall, on board HMS Pyramus March 1901

 

A.F. HICKEY Mentioned in Despatches, Chief ERA, died 24th March 1942, on the destroyer Southwold. She was towing the cargo ship Breconshire part of convoy MW.10 from Alexandria that had been attacked earlier that day, when she struck a mine off Zonqor Point

 

Albert Edward HICKS, aged 29 years, bachelor, ERA, HMS Utmost, the son of Albert Edward Hicks, married 11th October 1941 to, Zoe Maude STEVENS, aged 34 years, spinster, the daughter of Ernest Stevens

 

Francis Edward HIGGS, born 9th October 1906, the son of Marian and Edward Higgs, living in Sliema, Stoker Petty Officer, Royal Navy. Buried 10th October 1906

 

William HIGHFIELD, Lieutenant, single, aged 28 years, born in Wigton, Cumberland, on board HMS Royal Oak in March 1901

 

Edna Rose Marie HILL, the daughter of Edna Mary and Donald Stanley Hill, 48 Windsor Terrace, Sliema, Royal Navy, born 14th July 1930

 

Rowland John HILL, aged 24 years, bachelor, Leading Seaman, HMS Barham, the son of Frank Hill, married 8th July 1939 to Ena SELF, aged 23 years, spinster, Nurse, 74 Savoy Hill, Gzira, the daughter of Edwin Lionel Self

 

C.B. HILL, Leading Stoker, died 15th June 1942, on board the Royal Australian Navy destroyer HMAS Nestor.  His ship was part of the escort for the ‘Vigorous’ Convoy from Alexandria when it was attacked by German dive-bombers, and sunk

 

W.A. HILL, AB, died 10th January 1941, on board the destroyer HMS Gallant, which was escorting a Convoy, when it struck a mine that shattered the ship’s bows. Over 60 men were killed and another 25 injured. The ship was irreparably damaged but towed into Grand Harbour and beached beneath Crucifix Hill

 

R.H. HIMSWORTH, OD, died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily. She received direct hits, amongst others on the Wardroom and the Petty Officer Mess, fires raged out of control, and she had to be abandoned. Survivors were taken on board the Cruiser HMS Gloucester and the destroyer HMS Diamond

 

William Theobald HINDSON, aged 24 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, HMS Ramillies, the son of John Hutchinson Hindson, Clerk in Holy Orders, married  9th February 1928 to, Drusilla CHAMBERLAIN, aged 20 years, spinster, the daughter of John Chamberlain

   

Alfred John HINGSTON, aged 31 years, bachelor, Chief ERA, HMS Spear, the son of Frank Thomas Martin Hingston deceased, married 19th January 1920 to, Louisa Maud LYLE, aged 25 years, spinster, the daughter of Samuel James Lyle

 

Roger Alan HINGSTON, the son of Iris Lilian and Wallis Baden Hingston, 9 Luzlu Street, Sliema, E.R.A., Royal Navy, born 20th February 1935

 

William Ewart HISCOCK, Lieut-Commander, HMS St.Angelo, aged 56 years. Died 15th February 1942 together with his wife Alice when a bomb struck their house in St. George's. The King has been graciously pleased to approve the award of the George Cross for great gallantry and undaunted devotion to duty to Lieutenant  (Acting Lieutenant-Commander) William Ewart Hiscock D.S.C., R.N. retired. (London Gazette 12th June 1942)

 

Adam William HOAD, aged 27 years, bachelor, Chief Petty Officer, R.N., HMS Liverpool, the son of Percy William Hoad, married 20th January 1951, to Christina Ann FRANKLIN, aged 20 years, spinster, the daughter of Percy William Franklin

 

J. HOARE, AB, died 12th August 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Nigeria. As part of the escort to the ‘Pedestal’ Convoy, the ship came under attack from Italian and German aircraft during the day, but at dusk was hit by torpedoes fired by the Italian submarine Axum, and sustained damage, causing her to return to Gibraltar

 

Robert R. HOARE, Assistant Paymaster, single, aged 23 years, born in Plymouth, on board HMS Renown March 1901

 

Joseph L. HOBBS, Able Seaman, single, aged 24 years, born in Newington, Surrey, on board HMS Tyne in March 1901

 

Adelaide Joyce HOCKING, aged 26 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Walter Hocking, married 2nd December 1950, to Jack PERCIVAL, aged 24 years, bachelor, Leading Seaman, R.N., HM Submarine Talent, the son of Thomas Percival

 

F.R. HODGKINSON, Stoker 1st Class, died 13th August 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Manchester. On escort duty with the ‘Pedestal’ Convoy his ship was badly damaged by enemy aircraft, and later sank. A large number of the crew were rescued by the destroyer HMS Eskimo

 

Edward Rolf Frederick HOK, aged 30 years, bachelor, Paymaster Lieutenant, HMS Ramillies, the son of Rolf Hok, married 19th December 1931 to, Evelyne Symons BURTON, aged 29 years, spinster, the daughter of Lieut-Colonel Arthur Robert Burton

 

Clifford Graham HOGG, aged 28 years, bachelor, Royal Navy, HMS Wolfe,  the son of Clifford Hogg, married 11th October 1947, to Rodina Alice MACLEOD, aged 22 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Donald Roderick MacLeod

 

Frederick Arthur HOLBROOK, aged 31 years, bachelor, Sick Berth Steward, R.N. Hospital Bighi, the son of Augustus Holbrook, married 29th April 1915 to, Millicent Ella HUISH, aged 29 years, spinster, the daughter of William Huish

 

Susan HOLDEN, born 21st November 1931 .the daughter of Thomas Adamson and Susan Anna Holden, 49 Strada Pace, Sliema, Instructor, Lieut-Commander, R.N., at King George V Hospital. She died on the 25th November

 

Joan HOLLAND, baptised 13th February 1935, the daughter of Dorothea Cecilia and Neil George McIntosh Holland, Paymaster Lieutenant, Royal Navy

 

W.C. HOLLAND, Petty Officer, died 15th June 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Airedale. His ship was part of the escort for the Convoy ‘Vigorous’ from Alexandria, protecting eleven merchant ships. During the afternoon of the 15th the Convoy was attacked by German dive-bombers, and no less than twelve aircraft targeted HMS Airedale, and left it a smouldering wreck. The after end was completely gone and it is believed that her own ammunition or depth charge store had exploded

 

Hubert Horace HOLLANDS, aged 32 years, bachelor, P.O., HMS Egmont, the son of Robert Hollands, married 12th November 1929 to, Florence Grace PATERSON, aged 23 years, spinster, the daughter of Frederic Paterson

 

Peter Ashley HOLLAND, the son of Edith Annie and Joseph Reginald Holland, 133 Strada Ridolfo, Sliema, Royal Navy, born 6th January 1930

 

Peter Francis HOLLAND, aged 20 years, bachelor, L.S.A., R.N., HMS Forth, the son of Joseph Holland, married 10th June 1950, to Joan Gladys REYNOLDS, aged 20 years, spinster, the daughter of Sidney Walter Reynolds

 

Auriol HOLLEBONE, born 21st September 1933, the son of Alice Beatrice Ruth and Leslie Henry Trevor Hollebone, Lieut-Commander, Royal Navy

 

E. HOLLINGWORTH, Stoker, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

Albert Reginald HOLLOWAY, aged 24 years, bachelor, Sick Berth Attendant, Bighi Royal Naval Hospital, the son of William George Holloway, married 17th April 1937 to, Hilda Cicely May BOXALL, aged 20 years, spinster, the daughter of John Boxall

 

B.W. HOLMAN, Pay Lieutenant, RNVR, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

Married 22nd June 1930, George Edward HOLMAN, aged 41 years, widower, Chief Stoker, Royal Navy, HMS Ramillies, the son of George Robert Holman, to Maria PACITTO, aged 30 years, spinster, the daughter of Genaro Pacitto

 

A.B. HOLMES, Midshipman, died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily. She received direct hits, amongst others on the Wardroom and the Petty Officer Mess, fires raged out of control, and she had to be abandoned. Survivors were taken on board the Cruiser HMS Gloucester and the destroyer HMS Diamond

 

Alfred William HOLMES, aged 37 years, bachelor, Paymaster Commander, HMS St.Angelo, the son of John William Holmes, married 16th February 1938 to Katharine PARES, aged 34 years, spinster, the daughter of George Lancelot Pares

 

F. HOLMES, OD, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

Married 2nd November 1929, George Edward HOLMES, aged 25 years, bachelor, Royal Navy, HMS Cairo, the son of Thomas William Holmes, to Elsie May MALLAN, aged 20 years, spinster, the daughter of Arthur James Mallan

 

James Herbert HOLMES, aged 27 years, bachelor, Gunner, HMS Bat, the son of John Holmes deceased, married 20th December 1904 to, Melita Helen Charlotte Augusta FAIRBROTHER, aged 18 years, spinster, the daughter of James Fairbrother deceased

 

Michael Ernest HOLMES, the son of Elsie May and George Edward Holmes, Mary House, Stuart Street, Gzira, Leading Signalman, Royal Navy, born 15th December 1933

 

R. HOLMES, Stoker 1st Class, died when HMS Kandahar hit a mine and sank 19th December 1941

 

S. HOLMES, AB, died 23rd July 1941, on board the destroyer HMS Fearless, which was escorting Convoy ‘Substance’ from Gibraltar. His ship was badly damaged by Italian aircraft south of Sardinia, and sunk

 

R. HOLMSHAW, Leading Seaman, died 26th March 1942, on the destroyer HMS Legion. She was moored in French Creek when she received a direct hit from bombs dropped by German aircraft

 

Margaret Anne HOLROYD, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of John and Margaret Mary Holroyd, married 20th December 1958, to Richard Walter SPEARS, R.N. HMS Forth, the son of Walter Ernest and Helen Spears

 

Barbara Mavis HOLT, aged 22 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of William Leslie Holt, , married 14th July 1951, to John Glanville Patterson TELFER, aged 25 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, Royal Navy, HMS Dieppe, the son of Leigh Patterson Telfer

 

Neville Green HOLT, aged 39 years, bachelor, Naval Constructor, the son of John William Holt, Grocer, married 12th November 1935 to, Sheila Margaret Elizabeth MACKENZIE, aged 26 years, spinster, the daughter of Hugh Leslie Mackenzie, Admiralty Civil Servant

 

Married 13th November 1915, John Henry Revel HOMFRAY, aged 23 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, Royal Navy, HMS Egmont, the son of Henry Revel George Homfray, to Amelia Wilson MACILWAINE, aged 24 years, spinster, the daughter of Sidney Wilson Macilwaine

 

Henry Wilson Revel HOMFRAY, born 6th June 1917, the son of John Henry Revel and Amelia Wilson Homfray, Lieutenant, R.N.

 

G.P. HONEY, AM1, HMS St. Angelo, the Naval Shore base, died 24th March 1942

 

The Hon. Horace L.A. HOOD, Commander, single, aged 30 years, born in London, on board HMS Ramillies in March 1901

 

Mary Rose HOOLE, the wife of Robert Hoole, Royal Navy, gave birth to a son in May 1960

 

Joan Audrey HOOPER, the daughter of Gladys Amy and Frederick Henry Hooper, 41 Stada Imrabat, Sliema, Able Seaman, HMS Keith, born 21st July 1932

 

Michael John HOOPER, the son of Lilian Marion Patricia and John Boleth Combe Hooper, 28 Rue D’Argens, Sliema, E.R.A., Royal Navy, born 30th March 1933

 

Sydney HOOPER, Stoker 1st Class, HMS Prince of Wales, died 16th April 1906 in the engine room due to an accident

 

Gwendoline HOPKINS, the wife of William K. Hopkins, Chief Yeoman, R.N., gave birth to a daughter in June 1960

 

Henry William Keppel HOPKINS, born 12th May 1932, the son of Dorothy Agnes and William Arthur Hopkins, Surgeon, Lieut-Commander, Royal Navy

 

William HORNALL, Able Seaman, single, aged 21 years, born in Wimbledon, Surrey, on board HMS Tyne in March 1901

 

F. HORSFALL, AB, died 15th June 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Bedouin. Part of the escort to Convoy ‘Harpoon’ from Gibraltar to Malta, they were attacked by enemy forces when between Sicily and Tunisia. His ship was badly damaged but taken in tow by the sister ship HMS Partridge though damaged herself. Italian torpedo-bombers attacked the stricken ship and sank her

 

Mary Elizabeth HORSWELL, born 15th August 1931, the daughter of Lilian and Claude Henry Horswell, Warrant Engineer, Royal Navy

 

Algernon J. HOTHAM, Commander, single, aged 37 years, born in Rushburn, Shropshire, on board HMS Ramillies in March 1901

 

Cyril HOUGHTON, aged 25 years, bachelor, ERA, HMS Woolwich, the son of Walter Houghton, married 22nd January 1938 to, Lily Maud DOVE, aged 25 years, spinster, the daughter of William Charles Dove

 

J.B. HOUGHTON, Surgeon Lieutenant, RNVR, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

Elizabeth Maria HOUNSELL, aged 22 years, spinster, S.B.A., Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Cyril Victor Hounsell, married 28th July 1951, to John LAFFERTY, aged 21 years, bachelor, Able Seaman, R.N., HMS Vigo, the son of John Lafferty R.N.

 

Charles Victor Ernest Frederick HOUNSOME, born 31st January 1909, the son of Charles and Alice Hounsome, Seaman, HMS Canopus

 

Vincent Albert Edward George HOUNSOME, born 21st July 1910, the son of Alice and Charles Hounsome, Seaman, HMS Bruizer

 

Arthur Raymond HOUSBY, aged 30 years, bachelor, Petty Officer, HMS Woolwich, the son of Arthur Housby, married  25th September 1939 to Marie Millicent WALTER, aged 30 years, spinster, the daughter of John Walter

 

George W. HOWARD, Petty Officer Steward, E/LX21672, HMS St.Angelo, the Naval Shore base, died 26th June 1940

  

Charles William Henry HOWELL, aged 25 years, bachelor, Electrical Artificer, HMS Assistance, the son of John Edmund Howell, married 5th January 1929 to, Martha Ottilie Luise POMPLUN, aged 24 years, spinster, the daughter of August John Herman Pomplun

 

Harry Stewart HOWELL, aged 28 years, bachelor, Paymaster Lieutenant, HMS Egmont, the son of Harry Briton Howell, married 28th December 1929 to, Cynthia Homfray CHOLMELEY, aged 29 years, spinster, the daughter of Randolf Lucas Cholmeley

 

Molly HOWELL, the wife of Roger Howell, Yeoman, Royal Navy, gave birth to a son in May 1960

 

R.J. HOWLETT, Boy 1st Class, died on the destroyer HMS Mohawk, when it was sunk by enemy fire 16th April 1941

 

Marie Geraldine HOYLAND, aged 24 years, spinster, Petty Officer, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Alec Edward Hoyland, married 20th March1952, to Ian Howie McDougall JARDINE, aged 24 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, R.N., HMS Forth, the son of Edward McDougall Jardine

 

Arthur Gordon Voulea HUBBACK, widower, aged 47 years, R.N., HM Dockyard, the son of Arthur Bennison Hubback deceased, married on 5th November 1949 to, Sheila Mary ROBERTON, spinster, aged 43 years, WRNS, Whitehall Mansions, Ta Xbiex, the daughter of Charles George Roberton. This Marriage was solemnized at the Church of St.Michael, H.M.Dockyard, by special permission of the Lord Bishop of Gibraltar

 

Ernest Gordon HUBY, the son of Charles and Ivy Clara Helen Huby, 17 Rue D’Argens, Sliema, Stoker Petty Officer, Royal Navy, born 28th April 1927. He died 1st September 1927

 

Esther Valerie HUCKIN, the daughter of Edith and Cyril Huckin, 14 Windsor Terrace, Sliema, Royal Navy, born 5th April 1930

 

Arthur Lindsay HUGHES-HUGHES, Commander, single, aged 42 years, born in London, on board HMS Illustrious in March 1901

 

Gwilym HUGHES, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 208360, lost his life in the submarine Upholder on 14th April 1942

 

J. HULME, AB, HMS St. Angelo, the Naval Shore base, died 30th April 1941

 

J. HULME, AB, died 22nd March 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Havock. His ship was escorting Convoy MW10 from Alexandria, when it was attacked by the enemy and sustained some damage

 

Anne HUMPHREY, born 27th May 1937, the daughter of Vera and Edward Ralph Humphrey, Lieut-Commander (E). Mediterranean Destroyer Flotilla, Malta. Baptised by the Reverend Ronald Collins, Chaplain R.N., at St.Michael’s Chapel, Malta Dockyard

 

Clement HUMPHREYS, aged 23 years, bachelor, Petty Officer, R.N., HMS Falcon Hal Far, the son of William Humphreys, married 9th June 1951, to Rosaline June PAGE, aged 20 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Walter Henry Page

 

Dennis William HUMPHRIES, aged 22 years, bachelor, Leading Electrician’s Mate, R.N., HMS Wrangler, the son of George Humphries, married 7th November 1953, to Beatrice Ellen BLAYLOCK, aged 21 years, spinster, the daughter of Sidney Blaylock

 

Pamela Winifred HUMPHRIES, the daughter of Ivy Evelyn and Sydney George Humphries, 64 Strada Ridolfo, Sliema, Royal Navy, born 26th July 1930

 

Barbara HUNT, aged 26 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Royden Claude Hunt, married 28th December 1949, to Martin Leslie SIMMONS, aged 21 years, bachelor, Stoker-Mechanic, R.N., HM Submarine Tabard, the son of William George Simmons

 

Dorothy Ann HUNT, the daughter of Eileen and Arthur Hunt, 8 Strada San Antonio, Sliema, Royal Navy, born 21st July 1931

 

Katharine Elizabeth HUNT, serving in the Womens Royal Naval Service, in April 1953, at Whitehall Mansions, Ta Xbiex. The daughter of Daniel Hunt, born in Holborn, London

  

R.K. HUNT, AB, died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily. She received direct hits, amongst others on the Wardroom and the Petty Officer Mess, fires raged out of control, and she had to be abandoned. Survivors were taken on board the Cruiser HMS Gloucester and the destroyer HMS Diamond

 

L.G. HUNT, MAA, HMS St. Angelo, the Naval Shore base, died 30th April 1941

 

Ann Elizabeth Gladstone HUNTLEY, aged 22 years, spinster, Officer, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of John Hulet Huntley, married 9th August 1950, to William Michael IRINN, aged 29 years, bachelor, Naval Officer, HMS Phoenicia, the son of William Harold Irinn

 

Olive May HURCOMBE, aged 21 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Charles Ronald Albert Hurcombe, married 28th April 1945, to Wilfrid PITTAWAY, aged 22 years, bachelor, Leading Stoker, R.N., HMS Phoenicia, the son of Henry James Pittaway

 

John HURLEY, C.P.O., Royal Navy, serving on HMS Meon, in September 1954. The son of Patrick Hurley

 

Isaac Edwin HURST, Fleet Engineer, married, aged 49 years, born in Rochester, Kent, on board HMS Illustrious in March 1901

 

Frank Clutton HUSBAND-CLUTTON, aged 31 years, bachelor, Lieut-Commander, HMS Royal Oak, the son of Frank Husband-Clutton, married 7th November 1928 to, Enid Winifred Patten THOMAS, aged 29 years, spinster, of the daughter of Augustus William Thomas

 

R. HUTCHBY, Ord.Tel., died 23rd July 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Manchester. His ship was part of the escort of Operation ‘Substance’ a Convoy from Gibraltar, when it was hit by torpedoes fired by the Italian E-boats Nos. 16 and 22. An oil fuel tank was hit and the adjacent compartments flooded, also her engines were damaged, so she returned to Gibraltar

 

Brian Charles Gilbert HUTCHINGS, aged 26 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, R.N., the son of Sir Robert Howell Hutchings, married 13th September 1952, to Patricia Ann TABULTEAN, aged 25 years, spinster, the daughter of Colonel Thomas Bousfield Herrick Tabultean

 

Colin Alexander Gordon HUTCHINSON, aged 29 years, bachelor, Lieut-Commander, HMS Hope, the son of James Alexander Hutchison deceased, married 18th December 1918 to, Gwendolen Mary Leslie SAYERS, aged 21 years, spinster, the daughter of Major Robert Cecil Sayers

 

Alan Leslie HYDE, aged 20 years, bachelor, Aircraft Artificer, R.N., HMS Falcon, the son of Leslie Harold Hyde, married 3rd July 1953, to Helen West LIPPE, aged 19 years, spinster, the daughter of George Steward Lippe

 

Irene Mary HYDE, the daughter of Doris Laura and Bertie George Hyde, 8 Camenzuli Street, Sliema, Royal Navy, born 1st November 1930

 

Robert Frederick HYDE, aged 28 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, RNR, HMS Overton, the son of Robert Henry Hyde, married 1st April 1920 to, Constandina STEPHENADES, aged 19 years, spinster, the daughter of Miltiadi Stephenades

 

Millie Betty IDES, the daughter of Sydney Reginald Charles and Susan Amelia Ides, 48 Strada Nuova, Sliema, E.R.A., Royal Navy, born 23rd January 1925

  

Jane Holden ILLINGWORTH, born 23rd August 1933, the daughter of Katherine and John Holden Illingworth, Lieutenant, Royal Navy

 

V.T. INCHLEY DSM, AB, died 16th April 1943, on board the destroyer HMS Pakenham, off the island of Pantellaria. His ship together with HMS Paladin engaged two Italian Navy destroyers, Cassiopea and Cigno. The latter was sunk but HMS Pakenham sustained serious damage and though taken in tow had to be sunk after an air attack

 

Peggy Doreen Amelia INDOE, the daughter of Albert Alexander and Bessie Indoe, 168 Prince of Wales Road, Sliema, AB, Royal Navy, born 4th March 1928

 

Clarence Geoffrey Napier INGHAM, born 15th October 1913, in  Gibraltar, the son of Zelda Raney and James Geoffrey Pensorse Ingham, Lieutenant, Royal Navy, living in Sliema. Died 21st January 1914, aged 3 months

 

Anthony Douglas INGLIS, aged 22 years, bachelor, Sub-Lieutenant, HMS Shropshire, the son of Edwyn Oswald Inglis, 24th December 1937 to, Patricia Joan LETHBRIDGE, aged 22 years, spinster, the daughter of Samuel John Lethbridge

 

P.R. INGOLDBY, Midshipman, died 12th August 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Nigeria. As part of the escort to the ‘Pedestal’ Convoy, the ship came under attack from Italian and German aircraft during the day, but at dusk was hit by torpedoes fired by the Italian submarine Axum, and sustained damage, causing her to return to Gibraltar

 

Commander INGRAM, Commanding Officer of HM Submarine Clyde, in 1942

 

Melita Olive INGROUILLE, born 30th August 1929, the daughter of Olive and Frederick Ingrouille, AB, HMS Excellent

 

Colin Arthur INMAN, E.R.A. Royal Navy, serving on HMS Messina, in January 1951. The son of Arthur Inman, born in London

 

E.H. IRELAND, Stoker, died 12th February 1942, on the destroyer HMS Maori. The ship was moored in French Creek when it was set ablaze by bombs from German aircraft, amidst the air raid and exploding ammunition on the ship, many of the crew were rescued

 

William Michael IRINN, aged 29 years, bachelor, Naval Officer, HMS Phoenicia, the son of William Harold Irinn, married 9th August 1950, to Ann Elizabeth Gladstone HUNTLEY, aged 22 years, spinster, Officer, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of John Hulet Huntley

 

J. IRISH, OD, died on the destroyer HMS Jersey when it struck a mine at the entrance to Grand Harbour on 2nd May 1941

 

Maureen IRVINE, the daughter of Letitia and William John Irvine, 13 Ponsonby Street, Gzira, Stoker, Royal Navy, born 16th May 1933

 

N. IRVING, AB, died 12th August 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Nigeria.     As part of the escort to the ‘Pedestal’ Convoy, the ship came under attack from Italian and German aircraft during the day, but at dusk was hit by torpedoes fired by the Italian submarine Axum, and sustained damage, causing her to return to Gibraltar

 

D.J. ISAAC, AB, died 12th August 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Nigeria. As part of the escort to the ‘Pedestal’ Convoy, the ship came under attack from Italian and German aircraft during the day, but at dusk was hit by torpedoes fired by the Italian submarine Axum, and sustained damage, causing her to return to Gibraltar

 

Joseph Victor ISAACS, aged 22 years, bachelor, Petty Officer, R.N., the son of Joseph Henry Isaacs, married 20th November 1951, to Annie PHEELY, aged 22 years, spinster, the daughter of Murray Pheely

 

J.B. IVISON, ERA, died on the destroyer HMS Mohawk, when it was sunk by enemy fire 16th April 1941

 

Desmond Hugh Morton JACK, born 20th September 1916, the son of Evelyn Frances and Sub-Lieutenant Hugh Morton Jack, Royal Naval Reserve

 

Ronald JACKMAN, aged 22 years, bachelor, Supply Assistant, HMS St.Angelo, the son of Walter Jackman, married 26th November 1966 to, Ann EMMERSON, aged 17 years, spinster, the daughter of Edward Emmerson. This Marriage took place in St.Michael’s and All Angels Royal Navy Chapel HMS St.Angelo

 

Married 17th December 1929, Alan Spence JACKSON, aged 23 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, Royal Navy, HM Submarine L.23, the son of William Jackson, to Patricia Mary Munro McCULLUM, aged 23 years, spinster, the daughter of Peter William McCullum

 

Colin William JACKSON, the son of Florence Maud and William Charles Jackson, 2 Modern Flats, Parallel Street, Sliema, R.P.O., Royal Navy, born 16th September 1935

 

Geoffrey Herbert JACKSON, aged 29 years, bachelor, Electrical Artificer, HMS Barham, the son of William Herbert Jackson, married 7th December 1938 to, Alice Madeline CARPENTER, aged 19 years, spinster, the daughter of Henry James Carpenter

 

Gerald Leonard JACKSON, aged 20 years, bachelor, Able Seaman, R.N., HMS Wakeful, the son of Leonard Jackson, married 16th December 1953, to Jean Diana PHILLIPS, aged 22 years, spinster, the daughter of William Phillips

 

J.G. JACKSON, OA4, died when HMS Kandahar hit a mine and sank 19th December 1941

 

Derek JACOBS, Leading Telegraphist, Royal Navy, serving on HMS Delight, in May 1954. The son of Arthur Jacobs

 

Leslie JACOB, the son of Gladys Maud and Henry David Jacob, 23 Strada San Giovanni, Cospicua, Mate, H.M. Tugs, born 16th Octobr 1934

 

Ronald JACOB, the son of Gladys Maud and Henry David Jacob, 23 Strada San Giovanni, Cospicua, Mate, H.M. Tugs, born 16th October 1934

 

John Alexander JAGO, aged 34 years, widower, Warrant officer, HMS Active, the son of John Thomas Jago, married 9th November 1933 to, Elizabeth McKenzie NORRIE, aged 28 years, spinster, the daughter of James Glennie Norrie

 

C.A. JAMES, Lieutenant, serving in the Royal Navy, July 1947

 

C. JAMES, AB, died 5th April 1943, on the destroyer HMS Nubian

 

David Lloyd Griffith JAMES, aged 26 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, Royal Navy, R.N.A.S. Hal Far, the son of Griffith James, married 11th July 1952, to Helen Frances BASHALL, aged 22 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Major William Edward Victor Bashall, Royal Marines

 

G.P. JAMES, Stoker, died 12th August 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Nigeria. As part of the escort to the ‘Pedestal’ Convoy, the ship came under attack from Italian and German aircraft during the day, but at dusk was hit by torpedoes fired by the Italian submarine Axum, and sustained damage, causing her to return to Gibraltar

 

John JAMES, Leading Steward, E/LX6313, on board the minesweeper HMS Dunoon, died 30th April 1940, when his ship struck a mine off Great Yarmouth

 

Thomas JAMES, aged 29 years, bachelor, ERA, HMS London, the son of Thomas James deceased, married June 1905 to, Florence Annie DIERKE, aged 30 years, widow, the daughter of John James MADDIN

 

Ughtred Henry Ramsden JAMES, aged 29 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, Royal Navy, the son of Colonel Bernard James, married 26th August 1931 to, Lorna Fynrola MacKINNON, aged 17 years 9 months, spinster, the daughter of Lachlan Donald Ian MacKinnon

 

A. JAMESON, Stoker 2nd Class, died on the destroyer HMS Mohawk, when it was sunk by enemy fire 16th April 1941

 

C. JAMIESON, Stoker 1st Class, died 23rd July 1941, on board the destroyer HMS Fearless, which was escorting Convoy ‘Substance’ from Gibraltar. His ship was badly damaged by Italian aircraft south of Sardinia, and sunk

 

Leslie JAMIESON, born 30th November 1911, baptised 1929, Ordinary Seaman, HMS Eagle, the son of John and Mary Elizabeth Jamieson. Adult

 

Michael John JANES, the son of Naomi Miriam and Maurice Alfred Harold Janes, Richard House, Melita Street, Sliema, Leading Writer, Royal Navy, born 12th January 1936

 

Ian Howie McDougall JARDINE, aged 24 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, R.N. HMS Forth, the son of Edward McDougall Jardine, married 20th March 1952, to Marie Geraldine HOYLAND, aged 24 years, spinster, Petty Officer, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Alec Edward Hoyland

 

Vera Olive Elizabeth JARRETT, aged 23 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Ernest Henry Jarrett, married 16th July 1949, to Robert Silverstone Ernest OVENDEN, aged 25 years, bachelor, Petty Officer, Royal Navy, HMS Charity, the son of Ernest George Ovenden

 

S. JARVIS, Stoker 1st Class, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

Pamela Amanda Bernhardina JEANS, born 22nd December 1920, the daughter of Algolina B.C. and Lawrence Hartshorne Jeans, retired Naval Officer

 

S.R. JEEVES, AB, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

James Johnson Hewitson JEFFERSON, aged 29 years, bachelor, Engineer Sub-Lieutenant, RNR, HMS Isonzo, the son of James Jefferson, married 5th June 1918 to, May GARDNER, aged 30 years, spinster, Nursing Sister, the daughter of George Edward Gardner

 

Derek Martin JEFFERY, aged 21 years, bachelor, Leading Writer, Royal Navy, RNB Camerata, the son of Joseph Jeffery, married 2nd September 1950, to Ida CHARLESWORTH, aged 21 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Harry Charlesworth

 

R.M. JEFFERY, LSA, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

Ernestine Rosina JELLY, the daughter of Robert Nelson and Barbara Mary Jelly, 33 Victoria Terrace, Sliema, Petty Officer Telegraphist, R.N., born 17th November 1941

 

Robert Nelson JELLY, aged 23 years, bachelor, Leading Telegraphist, HMS St.Angelo, the son of Richard Nelson Jelly, married 28th September 1940 to, Barbara Mary ROSS, aged 21 years, spinster, the daughter of Ernest Ross

 

A. JENKINS, Leading Seaman, died 15th June 1942, on board HMS Badsworth. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘Harpoon’ from Gibraltar, when it came under attack from enemy aircraft, but was damaged under the bridge when it ran into a newly laid minefield. The merchant ship Burdwan had a flooded engine room and her rudder hard over, so Lieutenant Gray, commanding HMS Badsworth was ordered carry out the unpleasant duty of sinking it, causing valuable supplies to be lost

 

Helen Heeming JENKIN, aged 22 years, spinster, Leading Wren, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Guy Austin Jenkin, married 26th July 1952, to Victor James LOCKWOOD, aged 26 years, bachelor, Chief Petty Officer, R.N., HMS Falcon, the son of Ernest Thomas Lockwood

 

Sidney Joseph JENKINS, aged 24 years, bachelor, Stoker, HMS Orion, the son of Joseph Jenkins, married 21st December 1909 to, Edith Ethel STEED, aged 22 years, widow, the daughter of James MUIR

 

W.G. JENKINS, AB, died when HMS Kandahar hit a mine and sank 19th December 1941

 

A.E. JENKINSON, AB, died 22nd March 1942, on the destroyer HMS Kingston. The ship was later taken into the drydock for repair where she was severley damaged by German bombing on 11th April, and was subsequently sunk as a blockship

 

Mark JENKINSON, was born in London in 1957. He entered the Royal Navy and was given the Service No.D133052C. After training he became a Radio Operator (Tactical). During 1973 – 1974 he was based at HMS St. Angelo, and worked at Lascaris

 

Harry JENNER, born 2nd November 1900, the son of Gertrude and Harry Jenner, Engine Room Artificer, Royal Navy, of the “Cricketers Arms”, Cospicua

 

Michael David JENNER, born 23rd April 1904, the son of Gertrude and Harry Jenner, Engineer Artificer, Royal Navy

 

Percival William JENNER, baptised 24th February 1902, the son of Gertrude and Harry Jenner, Chief ERA

 

Vera Gladys JENNER, baptised 22nd April 1903, the daughter of Gertrude and Harry Jenner, Chief Engine Room Artificer, HMS Hibernia

 

C. JENNINGS, AB, R.N., died 18th February 1942

 

Enid Sheila Christie JEVON, born 1st January 1928, the daughter of Sophia and Leonard Jevon, Engine Room Artificer, of HMS Royal Oak

 

R.D. JEWELL, Ord.Telegraphist, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

Lieutenant Norman JEWELL, First Lieutenant of HM Submarine Truant, sailed from Chatham to Malta in 1940

 

E.C. JEX, MAA, died 22nd March 1942, on the cruiser HMS Cleopatra. The ship was part of the escort force with Convoy MW10 from Alexandria when they met several ships of the Italian Navy and HMS Cleopatra sustained some damage in the ensuing battle

 

D. JOELL, AB, died 12th February 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Decoy

 

John Herbert JOHNS, aged 24 years, bachelor, AB, HMS Emperor of India, the son of Arthur Johns, married 12th May 1924 to, Malvine MARTIN, aged 20 years, spinster, the daughter of Alfred Martin

 

Richard Stanley JOHNS, born 14th February 1926, the son of Malvinia and John Herbert Johns, AB, HMS Sandhurst

 

Albert Charles Archer JOHNSON, aged 27 years, bachelor, ERA, HMS Resolution, the son of Albert King Hale Johnson, married 22nd February 1930 to, Eva Marta DREENZEL-LARTE, aged 20 years, spinster, the daughter of Albert Dreenzel

 

Married 10th October 1955, Douglas JOHNSON, HMS Falcon, of 32 Grove Hill, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, to Anni MROSOWSKI, of Dusseldorf, Germany

 

G.C. JOHNSON, Petty Officer, died 22nd March 1942, on the cruiser HMS Cleopatra. The ship was part of the escort force with Convoy MW10 from Alexandria when they met several ships of the Italian Navy and HMS Cleopatra sustained some damage in the ensuing battle

 

Gerald Nichols JOHNSON, baptised 12th December 1928, the son of Elsie Mary and James Gerald Johnson, Paymaster, Lieut-Commander, HMS Valiant. Baptised on board HMS Valiant

 

J.W. JOHNSON, Stoker 1st Class, died when HMS Kandahar hit a mine and sank 19th December 1941

 

Max Aubrey JOHNSON, aged 21 years, bachelor, Leading Writer, R.N., HMS Falcon Hal Far, the son of Harry Johnson, married 19th August 1950, to Joan Evelyn GILSON, aged 23 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval     Service, the daughter of William Gilson

 

Married 27th January 1926, Basil Lyall JOHNSTON, aged 36 years, widower, Commander, Royal Navy, HMS Iron Duke, the son of James Thomason Johnston, to Norah Margaret Woolfrey Moore DREW, aged 36 years, widow, the daughter of Robert Moore Bridge

 

D.V.J. JOHNSTON, OD, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

Heather Stuart JOHNSTON, aged 23 years, spinster, Leading Wren, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of James Johnston, married 7th November 1953, to James Philip SIM, aged 23 years, bachelor, Leading Airman, R.N., HMS Falcon, the son of James Lindsay Sim

 

R.W. JOHNSTON, OD, died 22nd March 1942, on the cruiser HMS Cleopatra. The ship was part of the escort force with Convoy MW10 from Alexandria when they met several ships of the Italian Navy and HMS Cleopatra sustained some damage in the ensuing battle

 

T. JOHNSTON, Leading Stoker, died 15th June 1942, on board HMS Badsworth. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘Harpoon’ from Gibraltar, when it came under attack from enemy aircraft, but was damaged under the bridge when it ran into a newly laid minefield. The merchant ship Burdwan had a flooded engine room and her rudder hard over, so Lieutenant Gray, commanding HMS Badsworth was ordered carry out the unpleasant duty of sinking it, causing valuable supplies to be lost

 

William JOHNSTON, Chief Gunner, married, aged 42 years, born Shorncliffe, Kent, on board HMS Renown March 1901

 

C.F. JOHNSTONE, OD, died 12th August 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Nigeria. As part of the escort to the ‘Pedestal’ Convoy, the ship came under attack from Italian and German aircraft during the day, but at dusk was hit by torpedoes fired by the Italian submarine Axum, and sustained damage, causing her to return to Gibraltar

 

Married Saturday 19th November 1938, Mervyn JOHNSTONE, Royal Navy, Lieutenant, HMS Arethusa, born 19th April 1909, to Mary Alys BURKE, born 8th November 1910. Revalidation of Civil Marriage at Wandsworth Registry Office, London on 26th October 1934

 

F. JOLLY, OD, died when HMS Kandahar hit a mine and sank 19th December 1941

 

Albert JONES, Petty Officer of HMS Gregale, a Royal Navy Diver. On Tuesday 7th March 1946 he went down into the water to investigate the problem of ropes fouling the propeller of a motor launch. He was brought to the surface unconscious and taken to Bighi Naval Hospital where he died the same day

 

Alfred JONES, Leading Steward, E/L14950, died 9th June 1940, on board the Aircraft Carrier HMS Glorious, when his ship was sunk off the Norwegian Coast by the German Battleships Gneisenau and Scharnhorst

 

Married 8th August 1910, Arthur Henry JONES, aged 31 years, bachelor, Torpedo Instructor, HMS Ardent, the son of James Jones deceased, Basket Maker, to Edith MILLER, aged 21 years, spinster, the daughter of Robert Miller

 

Married 27th June 1923, Arthur Stephen JONES, aged 22 years, bachelor, Electrical Artificer, Royal Navy, HMS Diligence, the son of Edmund Jones, to Jessie Eliza WARD, aged 25 years, spinster, the daughter of Arthur Henry Ward

 

A.L. JONES, Chief Stoker, died 12th August 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Nigeria. As part of the escort to the ‘Pedestal’ Convoy, the ship came under attack from Italian and German aircraft during the day, but at dusk was hit by torpedoes fired by the Italian submarine Axum, and sustained damage, causing her to return to Gibraltar

 

A.R. JONES, AB, HMS St. Angelo, the Naval Shore base, died 31st August 1942

 

B.L. JONES, ERA, died 14th June 1942, on board the Cruiser HMS Liverpool. His ship was part of the escort for the ‘Harpoon’ convoy, when it came under attack from enemy aircraft, and was damaged. The engine room was hit and twelve men there were killed

 

Charles Allen Foulkes JONES, born 23rd November 1903, the son of Marian Isabel Woodford and Allen Foulkes Jones, Engineer, R.N.

 

C.W. JONES, Leading Seaman, died 12th August 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Foresight. His ship was part of the escort for the vital ‘Pedestal’ Convoy, when it was torpedoed by the Italian Air Force, and sank the next day

 

Edwin JONES, Petty Officer 1st Class, single, aged 29 years, born Hormsley, Middlesex, on board HMS Surprise in March 1901

 

H.E.C. JONES, AB, died 12th August 1942, on board the cruser HMS Kenya, when his ship was part of the escort for the ‘Pedestal’ Convoy

 

J.A. JONES, Stoker 1st Class, died on the destroyer HMS Jersey when it struck a mine at the entrance to Grand Harbour on 2nd May 1941

 

James C. JONES, P.O. Motor Mechanic, D/MX.74660. On 19th January 1943  he took part in a raid by three Motor Torpedo Boats on Tripoli Harbour. They came across three tugs towing an Italian submarine. They attacked and set fire to one tug, which caused all three tugs to abandon the submarine and return inside the harbour. The MTB‘s then turned their attention to the submarine and severely damaged it with torpedoes before returning to Malta. He was awarded the DSM for this action 

 

L.O. JONES, AB, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

M.M. JONES, Leading Seaman, died 17th February 1943 on board the destroyer HMS Paladin, whilst the ship was engaged in attacking the German air escort of a convoy to Alexandria, and sinking the German U-Boat U205

 

Murray P. JONES, Surgeon, single, aged 29 years, from Merioneth, on board HMS Vulcan in March 1901

 

Peter Fernleigh JONES, the son of Arthur Stephen and Jessie Eliza Jones, Isouard Street, Sliema, Chief Petty Officer, Royal Navy, born 2nd March 1924

 

P.W. JONES, LAF(E), HMS St. Angelo, the Naval Shore base, died 11th August 1942

 

Married 31st May 1959, Roger Nigel JONES, Royal Navy, to Theresa PISANI

 

R.S. JONES, Stoker 1st Class, died when HMS Kandahar hit a mine and sank 19th December 1941

 

William JONES, P.O. 1st Class, HMS Orwell, died 30th January 1903. See BROOKS for details

 

W. JONES, Stoker, died 14th June 1942, on board the Cruiser HMS Liverpool. His ship was part of the escort for the ‘Harpoon’ convoy, when it came under attack from enemy aircraft, and was damaged. The engine room was hit and twelve men there were killed

 

George Clarence JORDAN, aged 26 years, bachelor, Sick Berth Attendant, the son of Jesse Jordan deceased, married 3rd November 1917 to, Gladys Hood WILSON, aged 17 years, spinster, the daughter of Arthur Wilson

 

Joan Mavis JORDAN, born 28th August 1927, the daughter of Gladys Hope and Herbert Henry Jordan, Mechanic, Royal Navy

 

John Edward JORDAN, the son of Margaret Alice and John Clarence Jordan, 9 Strada Ridolfo, Sliema, E.A., Royal Navy, born 28th November 1933

 

J.W. JORDAN, AB, died 22nd March 1942, on the destroyer HMS Kingston. The ship was later taken into the drydock for repair where she was severley damaged by German bombing on 11th April, and was subsequently sunk as a blockship

 

Marion Jean JORDAN, born 10th November 1929, the daughter of Gladys Hope and Herbert Henry Jordan, Chief P.O., Royal Navy

 

Stanley Charles JOSLIN, aged 28 years, bachelor, Leading Seaman, HMS Sussex, the son of Clifford John Joslin deceased, married 11th June 1933 to,  Gwynneth Elizabeth WESTON, aged 22 years, spinster, the daughter of Albert Weston deceased

 

Florence JOYCE, the wife of James G. Joyce, Royal Navy, gave birth to a daughter in July 1960

 

Henry Eric JOYCE, aged 21 years, bachelor, Electrical Artificer, HMS Forth, the son of Charles Joyce, married 2nd November 1948, to Betty Mary DAMERELL, aged 20 years, spinster, the daughter of Reginald Harry Damerell

 

H. JUDE, AB, died when HMS Kandahar hit a mine and sank 19th December 1941

 

Douglas Charles JURY, baptised 11th November 1928, the son of Hilda Mary and Charles Bernard Jury, Ordnance Artificer, of HMS Valiant. Baptised on board HMS Valiant

 

Lieut-Commander Boris KARNICKI, Commanding Officer of the Polish Submarine Sokol, in 1941

 

George Michael KEANE, Lieutenant, single, aged 25 years, born in Dublin, Ireland, on board HMS Renown March 1901

 

James KEENAN, aged 33 years, bachelor, ERA, the son of William Keenan deceased, married 9th November 1903 to, Ethel Angela Margaret WHEATSTONE, aged 22 years, spinster, the daughter of Arthur William Wheatstone deceased

 

Anthony Robert KEEVES, aged 21 years, bachelor, Stoker Mechanic, R.N., HMS Ranpura, the son of Albert George Keeves, married 28th February 1953, to Doreen Ivy CHAPMAN, aged 21 years, spinster, the daughter of Edward Chapman

 

John Donald KELLY, aged 43 years, bachelor, Captain, HMS Dublin, the son of Lieut-Colonel Henry Holdsworth Kelly retired, married 6th April 1915 to, May Australie KELLY, aged 35 years, spinster, the daughter Thomas Hussey Kelly deceased

 

V.H. KELSEY, Sub-Lieutenant, HMS Talbot, the submarine base, died 27th February 1942

 

C.H. KEMP, AB, died 22nd March 1942, on the cruiser HMS Cleopatra. The ship was part of the escort force with Convoy MW10 from Alexandria when they met several ships of the Italian Navy and HMS Cleopatra sustained some damage in the ensuing battle

 

George John KEMP, aged 26 years, bachelor, ERA, R.N., HMS Manxman, the son of Edward Alfred Kemp, married 19th April 1952, to Zena Nancy BOTTLE, aged 20 years, spinster, the daughter of Sydney John Bottle

 

Married 28th October 1916, Ronald Northcote KEMPE, aged 36 years, bachelor, Lieut-Commander, Royal Navy, HMS Pentstemon, the son of John Arrow Kempe, to Edith Harriett Jane BIRD, aged 31 years, spinster, the daughter of Charles Pavin Bird

 

Alan KENDALL, Petty Officer, C/JX.140009. At about 03.00 on the morning of 11th May 1942 the Tug C.308 struck a mine off Bahar ic Caghaq and sank. Seven men were rescued by the boom patrol picket boat, but he was among those that lost their lives

 

L. KENNARD, Leading Cook (O), died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily. She received direct hits, amongst others on the Wardroom and the Petty Officer Mess, fires raged out of control, and she had to be abandoned. Survivors were taken on board the Cruiser HMS Gloucester and the destroyer HMS Diamond

 

T.M.H. KENNY, OD, died 22nd March 1942, on the cruiser HMS Cleopatra. The ship was part of the escort force with Convoy MW10 from Alexandria when they met several ships of the Italian Navy and HMS Cleopatra sustained some damage in the ensuing battle

 

Dorothy KENYON, aged 21 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of William Kenyon, married 14th July 1951, to Roy Arthur BALL, aged 21 years, bachelor, Leading Airman, Photographer, R.N., HMS Falcon Hal Far, the son of Norman Arthur Ball

 

Patrick KEOPANE, Chief Airman, Royal Navy, married 11th December 1948, to Doris SAKELLAIDIS

 

C.B. KER, Midshipman, died 12th August 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Nigeria. As part of the escort to the ‘Pedestal’ Convoy, the ship came under attack from Italian and German aircraft during the day, but at dusk was hit by torpedoes fired by the Italian submarine Axum, and sustained damage, causing her to return to Gibraltar

 

Jane KERR, born 31st October 1926, the daughter of Ralph and Margaret Augusta Kerr, Lieut-Commander, R.N.

 

Keith KERR, aged 22 years, bachelor, AB, HMS Leverton, the son of William Isaac Kerr, married 5th March 1966 to, Gloria Jean BYWATER, aged 21 years, spinster, the daughter of Frederick Archibald Bywater. This Marriage took place in St.Michael’s and All Angels Royal Navy Chapel HMS St.Angelo

 

Lieutenant J.B. de B. KERSHAW DSO, Commanding Officer of HM Submarine P31, 10th Submarine Flotilla, in 1942

 

Dorothy Alice KESLAKE aged 22 years, spinster, Leading Wren, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of William Walter Stanley Keslake, married 2nd February 1952, to Ronald DANIEL, aged 25 years, bachelor, Chief Petty Officer, R.N., HMS Falcon, the son of Edgar Charles Arthur Daniel

 

A.F. KETT, Petty Officer Steward, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

I.W. KEY, EA, died 23rd July 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Manchester. His ship was part of the escort of Operation ‘Substance’ a Convoy from Gibraltar, when it was hit by torpedoes fired by the Italian E-boats Nos. 16 and 22. An oil fuel tank was hit and the adjacent compartments flooded, also her engines were damaged, so she returned to Gibraltar

 

A.R. KEYLOCK, AB, died 26th March 1942, on board HMS Avon Vale

 

John A. KEYS, Paymaster, Secretary to the Rear Admiral, single, aged 37 years, born in Pembroke, Wales, on board HMS Ramillies in March 1901

 

Bernard Meaney KILFORD, Royal Navy, HMS Minor 6, the son of Stephen and Kate Meaney Kilford, nee Baker, married 4th September 1960 to Josephine FENECH, of St. Julians, the daughter of Elia and Jane Fenech, nee Sammut

 

Leslie George KILL, aged 24 years, bachelor, Able Seaman, HMS St.Angelo, the son of Robert James Kill, married 12th June 1937 to Margaret Morris Lowe SHADE, aged 21 years, spinster, from Fratton, Portsmouth, the daughter of James Shade

 

W.A. KINCH, Petty Officer, died 16th April 1943, on board the destroyer HMS Pakenham, off the island of Pantellaria. His ship together with HMS Paladin engaged two Italian Navy destroyers, Cassiopea and Cigno. The latter was sunk but HMS Pakenham sustained serious damage and though taken in tow had to be sunk after an air attack

 

Alicia KING, the wife of Thomas King, Royal Navy, gave birth to a daughter in May 1961

 

Daphne Joyce KING, the wife of Malcolm G. King, Petty Officer, R.N., gave birth to a daughter in April 1961

 

June Margaret KINGSLEY ROWE, the daughter of Charles Alfred and Marie Irvine Kingsley Rowe, Sacred Heart Avenue, St.Julians, Lieut-Commander, R.N., born 25th June 1938

 

J.C.K.M. KINSMAN, Lieutenant, died 15th June 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Airedale. His ship was part of the escort for the Convoy ‘Vigorous’ from Alexandria, protecting eleven merchant ships. During the afternoon of the 15th the Convoy was attacked by German dive-bombers, and no less than twelve aircraft targeted HMS Airedale, and left it a smouldering wreck. The after end was completely gone and it is believed that her own ammunition or depth charge store had exploded

 

Married 21st February 1930, Bertie Ernest KIRBY, aged 37 years, widower, Petty Officer, Royal Navy, HMS Huntley, the son of Frederick George Kirby, to Katie Mabel LILLISTONE, aged 39 years, spinster, the daughter of James Lillistone

 

 Francis Harold KIRBY, aged 30 years, bachelor, Petty Officer, Royal Navy, HMS Caledon, the son of John Kirby, married 8th November 1930 to, Alice COOPER, aged 30 years, spinster, Nurse, of 2 Strada Carmine, Sliema, the daughter of George Cooper

 

Steward C. KIRBY, on board the destroyer HMS Gurkha, died 17th January 1942, when his ship was sunk by the German U-Boat U-133 off the Libyan coast

 

Albert KIRK, aged 27 years, widower, AB, HMS Resolution, the son of   George Kirk deceased, married 6th April 1926 to, Lilian GILSON, aged 26 years, spinster, the daughter of Edward Gilson

 

Edward George Sidney KIRK, born 2nd September 1930, twin, the son of Lilian and Albert Kirk, AB, HMS Eagle

 

Jessie Beatrice Dorothy KIRK, born 2nd September 1930, twin, the daughter of Lilian and Albert Kirk, AB, HMS Eagle

 

Mary Florence Cissie Ethel KIRK, baptised 1st September 1928, the daughter of Lilian and Albert Kirk, Seaman, Royal Navy

 

Arnold Vernon KIRKE, born 13th February 1903, the son of Florence and Arnold Kirke, Lieutenant, R.N.

 

Walter KIRKWOOD, aged 36 years, bachelor, Petty Officer Telegraphist, HMS Warspite, the son of Walter Kirkwood, married 7th May 1938 to Lilian Charlotte MILLER, aged 25 years, spinster, the daughter of Philip Edward Miller

 

J.M.B. KIRTON, Stoker Petty Officer, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

Stanley Gordon KITCHING, aged 21 years, bachelor, Stoker Mechanic, R.N., HMS Saintle, the son of James Henry Kitching, married 1st August 1953, to Barbara Jeannette FORD, aged 18 years, spinster, the daughter of Frederick Thomas William Ford

 

Henry Karslake KITSON, Lieutenant, single, aged 23 years, born in Newton Abbott, Devon, on board HMS Renown March 1901

 

John Geoffrey KITTS, aged 24 years, bachelor, Leading Electrician’s Mate, R.N., HMS Falcon Hal Far, the son of John Joseph Kitts, married 26th November 1952, to Elizabeth HICKS, aged 24 years, spinster, the daughter of Edmund Stuart Hicks

 

John W. KNEE, Stoker Petty Officer, D/KX.79815. At about 03.00 on the morning of 11th May 1942 the Tug C.308 struck a mine off Bahar ic Caghaq and sank. Seven men were rescued by the boom patrol picket boat, but he was among those that lost their lives

 

F.H. KNOWLES, AB, died 10th January 1941, on board the destroyer HMS Gallant, which was escorting a Convoy, when it struck a mine that shattered the ship’s bows. Over 60 men were killed and another 25 injured. The ship was irreparably damaged but towed into Grand Harbour and beached beneath Crucifix Hill

 

Michael Charles KOESLER, the son of Elsie May and Lewis Charles Koesler, 76 Strada Ridolfo, Sliema, Royal Navy, born 13th February 1930

 

Married 19th November 1928, Lewis Charles KOESTER, aged 27 years, bachelor, Royal Navy Officer, HMS Royal Sovereign, the son of Frank Oscar Koester deceased, to Elsie May WIMMS, aged 24 years, spinster, of Leytonstone, Essex, the daughter of Joseph Henry Wimms

 

L.C. KOESTER, Commissioned Gunner, died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily. She received direct hits, amongst others on the Wardroom and the Petty Officer Mess, fires raged out of control, and she had to be abandoned. Survivors were taken on board the Cruiser HMS Gloucester and the destroyer HMS Diamond

 

Leading Seaman W.J. KOSTUCH, died 26th September 1943. A crew member of the Polish submarine Sokol, (formerly HMS Urchin), attached to 10th Submarine Flotilla

 

Charles Thomas Austin LACEY, aged 27 years, ERA, R.N., the son of Robert Lacey deceased, married 9th October 1901 to, Kate Elizabeth FINCH, aged 23 years, the daughter of Willliam Samuel Finch

 

Lillian Kathleen Finch LACEY, born 19th January 1903, the daughter of Kate Elizabeth and Charles Thomas Austin Lacey, ERA, R.N.

 

L. LACEY, AB, died when HMS Kandahar hit a mine and sank 19th December 1941

 

John LAFFERTY, aged 21 years, bachelor, Able Seaman, R.N., HMS Vigo, the son of John Lafferty R.N., married 28th July 1951, to Elizabeth Maria HOUNSELL, aged 22 years, spinster, S.B.A., Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Cyril Victor Hounsell

 

Gordon Hamilton LAKE, aged 32 years, bachelor, Seaman, HMS Warspite, the son of Charles Lake, married  15th July 1939 to Lily BELL, aged 38 years, spinster, Artiste, 73 Rue D’Argens, Sliema, the daughter of Harry Bell

 

Evelyn Joyce Castillia LAKE, the daughter of Alice Maud and Ernest Ivor George Lake, 21 Strada Birkirkara, St.Julians, Telegraphist, R.N., born 25th January 1929

 

E. LAMB, AB, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

F.B. LAMB, Leading Stoker, died 12th August 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Cairo. Part of the escort to Convoy ‘Pedestal’ from Gibraltar to Malta, they were attacked by enemy forces when between Sicily and Tunisia. His ship was struck by torpedoes from the Italian submarine Axum, and had to be sunk by HMS Pathfinder

 

D.J. LAMBERT, Stoker, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

Geoffrey Aubrey Hardman LAMBERT, aged 28 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, R.N.R., HMS Euroclydon, the son of Vice Admiral Aubrey Lambert, married 10th August 1945, to Geraldine Sonia PERTWEE, aged 23 years, spinster, Third Officer, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Captain Herbert Guy Pertwee, Royal Navy

 

H.J. LAMBERT, Stoker 1st Class, died 12th August 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Cairo. Part of the escort to Convoy ‘Pedestal’ from Gibraltar to Malta, they were attacked by enemy forces when between Sicily and Tunisia. His ship was struck by torpedoes from the Italian submarine Axum, and had to be sunk by HMS Pathfinder

 

William LAMBERT, Petty Officer, Royal Navy, serving on HMS Saintes, in January 1951. The son of William Lambert, born in London

  

Richard Arthur LAMONT, aged 23 years, bachelor, Sub-Lieutenant R.N.V.R., HMS Gregale, the son of Adolphus Lamont, married 3rd October 1945, to Margaret BOYLE, aged 25 years, spinster, Sergeant, A.T.S., the daughter of George Boyle

 

Oliver Raymond LAMPREY, aged 21 years, bachelor, Stores Assistant, R.N., HMS Falcon Hal Far, the son of Frederick William Lamprey, married 20th February 1954, to Yvonne Joyce KIRKHAM, aged 19 years, spinster, the     daughter of Harold Charles Kirkham

 

Salvatore LANDOLINA, Steward, E/LX227788, died 9th June 1940, on board the Aircraft Carrier HMS Glorious, when his ship was sunk off the Norwegian Coast by the German Battleships Gneisenau and Scharnhorst

 

Sheila M. LANE, Nursing Sister, Q.A.R.N.N.S., St. Angelo, died 22nd October 1958, aged 31 years. She was a passenger in a British European Airways Viscount flight from London to Naples, when it was hit by an Italian Air Force Sabre fighter jet. The accident took place over the Italian town of Nettuno, and all the twenty six passengers and five crew were killed. Her body was returned to Malta and she was buried in the Kalkara Naval Cemetery

 

Albert Harry Noel LANGLEY, aged 21 years, bachelor, Stores Assistant, Royal Navy, HMS Phoenicia, the son of Albert Victor Langley, married 17th October 1953, to Phyllis Ellen WITHERS, aged 21 years, spinster, Leading Wren, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Harry John Withers

 

Able Seaman S.F. LANE, D/JX 208153, lost his life in the submarine Upholder on 14th April 1942

 

Sheila M. LANE, Nursing Sister, Q.A.R.N.N.S., St. Angelo, died 22nd October 1958, aged 31 years. She was a passenger in a British European Airways Viscount flight from London to Naples, when it was hit by an Italian Air Force Sabre fighter jet. The accident took place over the Italian town of Nettuno, and all the twenty six passengers and five crew were killed. Her body was returned to Malta and she was buried in the Kalkara Naval Cemetery

 

Frederick Montague LANG, aged 22 years, bachelor, Sick Berth Attendant, Royal Naval Hospital Bighi, the son of William Bradley Lang, married 26th April 1930 to, Ethel Mary GODDEN, aged 22 years, spinster, the daughter of Thomas Godden

 

Jessie LANGFORD, the wife of Arthur Langford, Royal Navy, gave birth to a daughter in April 1960

 

V.G.C. LANGLEY, Petty Officer, died 10th January 1941, on board the destroyer HMS Gallant, which was escorting a Convoy, when it struck a mine that shattered the ship’s bows. Over 60 men were killed and another 25 injured. The ship was irreparably damaged but towed into Grand Harbour and beached beneath Crucifix Hill

 

John E. LANGRISH, Able Seaman, single, aged 27 years, born in Hove, Sussex, on board HMS Surprise in March 1901

 

Peter Joseph LANNING, aged 24 years, bachelor, Leading Airman, R.N., Hal Far HMS Falcon, the son of Albert George Lanning, married 2nd February 1952, to Marjorie COOPER, aged 23 years, spinster, the daughter of Baden Redvers Buller Cooper

 

Alfred D. LARG, Assistant Engineer, single, aged 28 years, born in Woolwich, Kent, on board HMS Renown March 1901

 

James C.A. LARG, Fleet Engineer, married, aged 50 years, from Greenwich, Kent, on board HMS Vulcan in March 1901

 

G. LARGE, AB, died 10th January 1941, on board the destroyer HMS Gallant, which was escorting a Convoy, when it struck a mine that shattered the ship’s bows. Over 60 men were killed and another 25 injured. The ship was irreparably damaged but towed into Grand Harbour and beached beneath Crucifix Hill

 

Janet LARGE, aged 21 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of William Charles Large, married 16th October 1948, to Colin RICKWOOD, aged 25 years, bachelor, Leading Patrolman, Royal Navy, R.N. Picket House, Valletta, the son of John Owen Rickwood

 

Peter Mere LATHAM, aged 29 years, bachelor, Lieutenant (E), HMS Hyperion, the son of Arderne Mere Latham deceased, married 14th December 1937 to, Pauline KIRKBY, aged 29 years, spinster, the daughter of Paul Jerome Kirkby deceased

 

Gillian LATIMER, the wife of Brian Latimer, Able Seaman, Royal Navy, gave birth to a son in May 1960

 

Salvatore LAUTIER, Stoker 1st Class, HMS St. Angelo, the Naval Shore base, died 11th June 1940

 

D. LAVERICK, OD, died 15th June 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Cairo.

 

J.E. LAVERTY, AB, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

J. LAVIS, OD, died 15th June 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Bedouin. Part of the escort to Convoy ‘Harpoon’ from Gibraltar to Malta, they were attacked by enemy forces when between Sicily and Tunisia. His ship was badly damaged but taken in tow by the sister ship HMS Partridge though damaged herself. Italian torpedo-bombers attacked the stricken ship and sank her

 

John Thomas LAWFORD, aged 30 years, bachelor, Able Seaman, R.N., HMS Loch Moor, the son of John Samuel Lawford, married 11th August 1951, to Averil Joyce BALL, aged 22 years, spinster, the daughter of Thomas George Ball

 

P.O. Motor Mechanic John N. LAWRENCE BEM, P/MX.79487. On 19th January 1943 he took part in a raid by three Motor Torpedo Boats on Tripoli Harbour. They came across three tugs towing an Italian submarine. They attacked and set fire to one tug, which caused all three tugs to abandon the submarine and return inside the harbour. The MTB‘s then turned their attention to the submarine and severely damaged it with torpedoes before returning to Malta. He was awarded the DSM for this action 

 

Leonard Walter LAWRENCE, aged 33 years, bachelor, Royal Navy, HMS Gregale, the son of John Lawrence, married 28th October 1944, to Gillian Heather TAYLOR, aged 21 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Lieut-Colonel David Taylor

 

Mary Maureen LAWSON, born 4th April 1903, the daughter of Malvina and Robert Neale Lawson, Lieutenant, R.N.

 

Robert Roger LAWSON, aged 28 years, bachelor, Petty Officer Stoker, HMS Resource, the son of Mark Lawson, married 31st July 1937 to Gladys Zella CURLING, aged 22 years, spinster, the daughter of John Herbert Curling

 

Wendy Mary Sheridan LE BLANC SMITH, aged 21 years, spinster, of the Commodore’s House, HMS St.Angelo, the daughter of John Stanley Le Blanc Smith, Naval Officer, married 29th January 1969 to, Ian Christopher BRUCE, aged 30 years, bachelor, Army Officer, of the Officer’s Mess St.George’s Barracks, the son of Kenneth Christopher Bruce. This Marriage took place in St.Michael’s and All Angels Royal Navy Chapel HMS St.Angelo

 

Wilmot Sitwell LEA, aged 29 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, HMS Glorious, the son of John Lea, married 29th October 1931 to, Barbara Dorothy HINE, aged 28 years, spinster, the daughter of Alfred Ernest Hine deceased

 

John Rowland LEACH, born 10th May 1931, twin, the son of Stella Louisa and John Rowland Leach, Ordnance Artificer, HMS Egmont

 

Peter Fairbairn LEACH, born 10th May 1931, twin, the son of Stella Louisa and  John Rowland Leach, Ordnance Artificer, HMS Egmont

 

Maureen LEAMING, the wife of George Leaming, Royal Navy, gave birth to a son in March 1960

 

Mackenzie LEASKE, Assistant Paymaster, single, aged 24 years, born in  Fifeshire, Scotland, on board HMS Renown March 1901

 

Samuel LEATHER, aged 37 years, bachelor, Artificer Engineer, HMS Aboukir, the son of Thomas Picton Leather deceased, married 18th March 1905 to, Mary Elizabeth WREN, aged 22 years, spinster, Teacher, the daughter of James Wren deceased

 

Roger Charles Le BARGY, the son of Charles Reginald and Winifred Daisy Le Bargy, 16 Ghain Dweli Road, Casal Paola, Petty Officer, R.N., born 24th April 1940

 

C.H. LEBBING, AB, died 12th August 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Nigeria.

As part of the escort to the ‘Pedestal’ Convoy, the ship came under attack from Italian and German aircraft during the day, but at dusk was hit by torpedoes fired by the Italian submarine Axum, and sustained damage, causing her to return to Gibraltar

 

A. LEE, EA4, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

C.T. LEE, Leading Seaman, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

Diane LEE, the daughter of Daniel Archibald and Barbara Gertrude Lee, 72 Rue D'Argens, Gzira, Petty Officer, R.N., born 10th August 1938

 

John William LEE, the son of Beatrice Ivy and Samuel Lee, 47 St.Margaret Street, Sliema, Petty Officer Writer, Royal Navy, born 4th January 1937

 

Stanley Harold LEE, aged 25 years, bachelor, Petty Officer, R.N., HMS Falcon Hal Far, the son of Stanley George Lee, married 6th January 1954, to Mary Ellen HALL, aged 27 years, widow, the daughter of Edward GARNER

 

T. LEE, Telegraphist, died 22nd March 1942, on the destroyer HMS Kingston. The ship was later taken into the drydock for repair where she was severley damaged by German bombing on 11th April, and was subsequently sunk as a blockship

 

D.R. LEEDING, Steward, died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily. She received direct hits, amongst others on the Wardroom and the Petty Officer Mess, fires raged out of control, and she had to be abandoned. Survivors were taken on board the Cruiser HMS Gloucester and the destroyer HMS Diamond

 

William P. LEGATE, Engineer, single, aged 29 years, born in Ireland, on board HMS Surprise in March 1901

 

George Arthur Henry LEGGETT, aged 26 years, bachelor, Able Seaman, R.N., HMS Tyne, the son of Arthur Leggett, married 30th July 1952, to Kathleen Florence FRENCH, aged 26 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of James Edwin French

 

John Alfred LEGGETT, aged 23 years, bachelor, Able Seaman, R.N., HMS Forth, the son of Harry Victor Leggett, married 25th October 1952, to Elisabeth Margaret NICHOLLS, aged 18 years, spinster, the daughter of Edgar Henry Nicholls

 

Douglas Harrison LEIGH, R.N., serving on HMS Shropshire, in April 1938

 

Dorothy June Rose LEIGHTON, the daughter of Nina Harriette and Thomas Hadley Leighton, 9 Strada Ridolfo, Sliema, E.R.A., Royal Navy, born 5th June 1933

 

Raymond L’ENFANT, Royal Navy, serving on HMS Reggio in April 1957

 

D.M. LENNARD, AB, died on the destroyer HMS Jersey when it struck a mine at the entrance to Grand Harbour on 2nd May 1941

 

Peter Alexander LENNON, Royal Navy, serving on HMS Jamaica, in October 1956

 

E.J. LESTER, Chief Stoker, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

Edward LEVERETT, born 18th November 1927, the son of Dora Eleanor and Albert Edward Leverett, Commissioned Engineer, HMS Egmont

 

Arthur Cavanagh LEVESON, aged 34 years, bachelor, Commander, HMS Canopus, the son of Edward John Leveson deceased, married 3rd March 1902 to, Jemima Adeline Beatrice DARNLEY, aged 21 years, widow, the daughter of Francis James Lindsay BLACKWOOD  deceased

 

Frederick LEVICK, aged 27 years, bachelor, Armourer, HMS Illustrious, the son of John Frederick Levick, married 4th January 1902 to, Edith CROKER, aged 20 years, spinster, the daughter of John Croker

 

Frederick Charles Thomas LEVICK, baptised 23rd March 1903, the son of Edith and Frederick Levick, Armourer's Mate, HMS Illustrious

 

Brian Dudley LEWIS, the son of Evelyn Dudley and Arthur Lewis, 26 Ghar id Dud, Sliema, Royal Navy, born 19th April 1930

 

B.H. LEWIS, AB, died when HMS Kandahar hit a mine and sank 19th December 1941

 

F. LEWIS, AB, died 26th March 1942, on the destroyer HMS Legion. She was moored in French Creek when she received a direct hit from bombs dropped by German aircraft

 

George J.W. LEWIS, Lieutenant, single, aged 26 years, from Ireland, on board HMS Vulcan in March 1901

 

H.R. LEWIS, OD, died 22nd March 1942, on the cruiser HMS Cleopatra. The ship was part of the escort force with Convoy MW10 from Alexandria when they met several ships of the Italian Navy and HMS Cleopatra sustained some damage in the ensuing battle

 

Joseph LEWIS, PO Steward, E/LX20857, on board the cruiser HMS Calcutta, died 1st June 1941. His ship was north of Alexandria heading for Crete to assist in the evacuation when it was sunk by enemy aircraft

 

Raymond Alan LEWIS, aged 25 years, bachelor, Able Seaman, R.N., HM Submarine Triumphant, the son of Albert Victor Lewis, married 24th March 1951, to Gladys Florence FOWLER, aged 18 years, spinster, the daughter of William Charles Fowler

 

Reginald William LEWIS, aged 25 years, bachelor, Paymaster Lieutenant, HMS Emperor of India, the son of Ebenezer William Lewis, married 24th October 1924 to, Gertrude Daisy JONES, aged 26 years, spinster, the daughter of William Edward Jones

 

Robert Charles LEWIS, aged 30 years, bachelor, Sailmaker, R.N., HMS Tyne, the son of Robert William Lewis, married 30th June 1951, to Patricia Anne HAMMOND, aged 21 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Frank Hammond

 

George LEY, Surgeon, single, aged 36 years, born in Plymouth, on board HMS Surprise in March 1901

 

E.J. LIDBURY, Stoker 2nd Class, died when HMS Kandahar hit a mine and sank 19th December 1941

 

Alan LIDDELL, aged 21 years, bachelor, Leading Writer, R.N., RNB Camerata, the son of Albert William Liddell, married 23rd March 1953, to Jean Anne MORGAN, aged 28 years, spinster, Leading Wren, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Vernon Evan Morgan

 

A.McG. LIDDELL, OD, died 15th June 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Airedale. His ship was part of the escort for the Convoy ‘Vigorous’ from Alexandria, protecting eleven merchant ships. During the afternoon of the 15th the Convoy was attacked by German dive-bombers, and no less than twelve aircraft targeted HMS Airedale, and left it a smouldering wreck. The after end was completely gone and it is believed that her own ammunition or depth charge store had exploded

 

Anthony John LIDDIATT, the son of Edith May and David Ollinsworth Liddiatt, 14 Windsor Terrace, Sliema, Royal Navy, born 24th August 1929

 

Richard Brooks LIDSTONE, aged 30 years, bachelor, L.S.A., R.N., HMS Euryalus, the son of John Richard Lidstone, married 10th January 1953, to Evelyn May BUCKSEY, aged 30 years, spinster, Chief Wren, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of John Sinclair Bucksey

 

William Spencer LIGHTFOOT, Fleet Surgeon, single, aged 47 years, born in Harwell, Berkshire,

 

W.A.M.D. LILLEY, Leading Seaman, died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily. She received direct hits, amongst others on the Wardroom and the Petty Officer Mess, fires raged out of control, and she had to be abandoned. Survivors were taken on board the Cruiser HMS Gloucester and the destroyer HMS Diamond

 

D.C. LINDSAY, Coder, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

Derek LINES, Royal Navy, from Tunbridge Wells, Kent, the son of Bertram and Kathleen Lines, nee Pike, married 18th November 1959 to Miriam BORG, of Sliema, the daughter of Frederick and Alexandrine Borg, nee Pastrelli

 

Leslie Colin LINGS, aged 27 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, Royal Navy, HMS Rifleman, the son of Colin Lings, married 10th December 1948, to Elizabeth Jill MILNE, aged 21 years, spinster, the daughter of Frederick John Milne

 

Commander John Wallace LINTON VC, Commanding Officer of HM SubmarineTurbulent in 1942. The sub was sunk off Sardinia on 23rd March 1943

 

Brian Stewart LITTLEDALE, aged 23 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, Royal Navy, HMS Teredo, the son of Bernard John Littledale, married 9th April 1949, to Hazel Elizabeth BOND, aged 24 years, spinster, the daughter of Noel Bond

 

Sheila Millicent LITTLEWOOD, born 26th October 1926, the daughter of William Henry and Dora Rose Littlewood, Petty Officer, R.N.

 

E.L. LIVELY, AB, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

John George LIVERSIDGE, aged 38 years, bachelor, Engineer Lieutenant, R.N., the son of John George Liversidge, married 8th September 1903 to, Alice Muriel EDWARDS, aged 21 years, spinster, the daughter of Robert William Edwards, Engineer Captain, R.N.

 

Lieutenant J.L. LIVESAY, Commanding Officer of HM Submarine Undaunted, 10th Submarine Flotilla, in 1941. The submarine was lost on 1st May 1941

 

Trevor LIVESEY, aged 31 years, bachelor, Warrant Officer, HMS Scourge, the son of Walter Livesey deceased, married 5th January 1916 to, Estella Margaret MARLOW, aged 31 years, spinster, the daughter of John Joshua Marlow

 

William John LIVESEY, Royal Navy, the son of William and Emily Livesey, nee Cookson, married 13th July 1957 to Malvina Patricia BAILEY, WRNS, Whitehall Mansions, Ta Xbiex, the daughter of Joseph and Ethel Bailey, nee Barlow

 

Esther Jean LLEWELLYN, aged 23 years,spinster, Leading Wren, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Albert Edward Llewellyn, married 7th June 1952, to Hugh Ernest Charles TAYLOR, aged 22 years, bachelor, Petty Officer Writer, R.N., RNB Camerata, the son of Francis James Mafeking Taylor

 

C.J. LLOYD, Stoker Petty Officer, died when HMS Kandahar hit a mine and sank 19th December 1941

 

Robin Wynell Mayow LLOYD, aged 33 years, bachelor, Lieut-Commander, HMS Berberis, the son of Lieut-Colonel Edward Lloyd retired, married 1st November 1917 to, Amy Gladys PAINTER, aged 22 years, spinster, the daughter of Brigadier-General Arnaud Clarke Painter

 

V.B. LLOYD-SMITH, Sub-Lieutenant (S), died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily. She received direct hits, amongst others on the Wardroom and the Petty Officer Mess, fires raged out of control, and she had to be abandoned. Survivors were taken on board the Cruiser HMS Gloucester and the destroyer HMS Diamond

 

Thomas John LOCK, aged 28 years, bachelor, Ordnance Artificer, HMS Royal Oak, the son of Alfred Wilson Lock, married 15th November 1930 to, Evelyn Constance BRIDGES, aged 26 years, spinster, the daughter of Frederick Thomas Bridges

 

Victor James LOCKWOOD, aged 26 years, bachelor, Chief Petty Officer, R.N., HMS Falcon, the son of Ernest Thomas Lockwood, married 26th July 1952, to Helen Heeming JENKIN, aged 22 years, spinster, Leading Wren, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Guy Austin Jenkin

 

William LOCKYER, Royal Navy, serving on HMS Reggio, in April 1957

 

Brenda LONG, the daughter of Dorothy Ellen and Leslie Harold Long, Fanny House, Howard Street, Sliema, Royal Navy, born 4th January 1932

 

Doreen Melita LONG, the daughter of Evelyn Nora and John Long, 67 Cameron Street, Gzira, Petty Officer, HMS Resonance, born 3rd September 1932

 

N.E. LONG, OD, died 15th June 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Airedale. His ship was part of the escort for the Convoy ‘Vigorous’ from Alexandria, protecting eleven merchant ships. During the afternoon of the 15th the Convoy was attacked by German dive-bombers, and no less than twelve aircraft targeted HMS Airedale, and left it a smouldering wreck. The after end was completely gone and it is believed that her own ammunition or depth charge store had exploded

 

M.E.C. LORD, OD, died 15th June 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Airedale. His ship was part of the escort for the Convoy ‘Vigorous’ from Alexandria, protecting eleven merchant ships. During the afternoon of the 15th the Convoy was attacked by German dive-bombers, and no less than twelve aircraft targeted HMS Airedale, and left it a smouldering wreck. The after end was completely gone and it is believed that her own ammunition or depth charge store had exploded

 

D. LORIMER, Surgeon-Lieutenant, RNVR, died on the destroyer HMS Jersey when it struck a mine at the entrance to Grand Harbour on 2nd May 1941

 

Annie Dulcie LORING, born 12th February 1900, the daughter of Ottilie Maude and Ernest Kindersley Loring, Lieutenant, Royal Navy

 

Brian Maurice LOVE, aged 22 years, bachelor, Electrical Artificer, R.N., HMS Ranpura, the son of Maurice Edwin Love, married 4th April 1953, to Patricia Mary SALISBURY, aged 18 years, spinster, the daughter of William George Salisbury

         

Ernest Philip LOVELL, aged 30 years, bachelor, O.R., R.N., HMS Cheviot, the son of Philip Carl Lovell, married 6th January 1951, to Adelaide Elizabeth PHILLIPS, aged 23 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of David G. Phillips

 

Arthur Alexander LOVERIDGE, aged 31 years, bachelor, Lieut-Commander Paymaster, HMS Warspite, the son of Henry John Loveridge, married 23rd February 1938 to, Mary Millicent PLUGGE, aged 25 years, spinster, the daughter of Arthur Plugge

 

David James LOW, Paymaster, died 30th August 1925, aged 81 years. For 33 years Churchwarden of the Dockyard Church

 

Reginald LOWE, aged 26 years, bachelor, Stoker, HMS Sussex, the son of William Edmund Lowe, married 18th June 1931 to, Maisie DEWHIRST, aged 22 years, spinster, the daughter of Edmund Dewhirst

 

F.H. LOWER, Leading Stoker, died 24th March 1942, on the destroyer Southwold. She was towing the cargo ship Breconshire part of convoy MW.10 from Alexandria that had been attacked earlier that day, when she struck a mine off Zonqor Point

 

W. LOWNDES, AB, died on the destroyer HMS Mohawk, when it was sunk by enemy fire 16th April 1941

 

Norman Scott LUARD, aged 25 years, bachelor, Naval officer, HMS Glorious, the son of Admiral John Scott Luard, married 29th November 1930 to, Mary Ogilvie GRANT, aged 23 years, spinster, the daughter of William Ogilvie Grant

 

Kenneth Prior LUCAS, aged 22 years, bachelor, Royal Navy, HMS St. Day, the son of Frank Lucas, married 21st April 1947, to Marie Therese CHAPMAN, aged 23 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of James Farnworth Harrison Chapman

 

Albert E. LUCKIN, Leading Seaman, single, aged 27 years, born in Pulborough, Sussex, on board HMS Surprise in March 1901

 

George Thomas James LUDLOW, the son of Jemima and George Thomas Diggens Ludlow, Roseville, Ghar Id Dud, Sliema, Fleet Engineer, R.N., born 14th July 1861, baptised 25th October 1903

 

Maria LUDLOW, nee BUTCHER, the daughter of Louisa and William Butcher, Roseville, Ghar Id Dud, Sliema, Retired Yard Officer, born 5th June 1865, baptised 25th October 1903

 

Maud Minnie LUDLOW, the daughter of George Thomas James and Maria Ludlow, Roseville, Ghar Id Dud, Sliema, Engineer Lieutenant, R.N., born 20th August 1885, baptised 25th October 1903

 

May Georgina LUDLOW, born 15th January 1905, the daughter of Maria and George Thomas James Ludlow, Engineer Commander, R.N.

 

Percival Hamilton LUDLOW, born 29th July 1900, baptised 1905, the son of Maria and George Thomas James Ludlow, Engineer Commander, R.N.

 

Violet Victoria LUDLOW, born 17th April 1897, baptised 1905, the daughter of Maria and George Thomas James Ludlow, Engineer Commander, R.N.

 

A.H. LUNNON, AB, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

B.W.F. LUNNON, Stoker 1st Class, died 16th April 1943, on board the destroyer HMS Pakenham, off the island of Pantellaria. His ship together with HMS Paladin engaged two Italian Navy destroyers, Cassiopea and Cigno. The latter was sunk but HMS Pakenham sustained serious damage and though taken in tow had to be sunk after an air attack

 

Paul Langley LUTTE, aged 29 years, bachelor, Warrant Engineer, HMS Shropshire, the son of Ernest Frederick Lutte, married 21st April 1939 to, Dora WHITELEY, aged 24 years, spinster, the daughter of Walter Whiteley

 

E. LYNCH, AB, died 26th March 1942, on board HMS Avon Vale

 

W. LYNCH, ERA, died 23rd July 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Manchester. His ship was part of the escort of Operation ‘Substance’ a Convoy from Gibraltar, when it was hit by torpedoes fired by the Italian E-boats Nos. 16 and 22. An oil fuel tank was hit and the adjacent compartments flooded, also her engines were damaged, so she returned to Gibraltar

 

John R. LYNN, Able Seaman, single, aged 25 years, born in Westminster, London, on board HMS Tyne in March 1901

 

Albert Edward LYON, aged 27 years, bachelor, Ordnance Artificer, HMS Malaya, the son of Albert Edward Lyon, married 17th June 1939 to, Nellie Alice Ada CROOK, aged 24 years, spinster, the daughter of Alfred Charles Crook

 

Admiral Herbert LYON CB, the son of A.W. Lyon, J.P., of Abbotsclownholme, Rocester, Stafford. Husband of Frances Violet Lyon, nee Inglis, of Stoke Cottage, Stoke, Devonport. He served in  HMS Charybdis in the Lingi and Lukat River Expeditions, Straits of Malacca and Perak, as Captain of HMS Retribution at the blockade of Venezuela, and as Commodore at Hong Kong. With the rank of Sub-Lieutenant on HMS Boadicea he served during the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879. He retired from the Royal Navy, but returned to active service in WWI as Captain R.N.R. HM Yacht Safa el Bahr on patrol duty in the Mediterranean, and later as Commodore of Patrols, Malta. He died on 15th March 1919 in Bighi Hospital. He is remembered on the WWI Memorial Board in Stoke Damerel Parish Church, Plymouth

 

John McALEESE, aged 25 years, bachelor, Leading Telegraphist, R.N., HMS Falcon Hal Far, the son of John McAleese, married 22nd May 1953, to Marian CROWE, aged 21 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Robert Crowe

 

W.J. McALLISTER, AB, died 10th January 1941, on board the destroyer HMS Gallant, which was escorting a Convoy, when it struck a mine that shattered the ship’s bows. Over 60 men were killed and another 25 injured. The ship was irreparably damaged but towed into Grand Harbour and beached beneath Crucifix Hill

 

Eric Ian Bardner McANALLY, aged 21 years, bachelor, Stoker Mechanic, R.N., HMS Forth, the son of John McAnally, married 5th November 1953, to Jacqueline Olive DULSON, aged 18 years, spinster, the daughter of John Henry Dulson

 

Mark Henry MacANDREW, aged 25 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, R.N., H.M.M.M.S. 1548, the son of Douglas John MacAndrew, married 22nd December 1952, to  Mary Hewitt WELLS, aged 27 years, spinster, State Registered Nurse, the daughter of Robert Hewitt Wells

 

Alexander James McARDLE, aged 22 years, bachelor, L.E.M., R.N., HMS Falcon Hal Far, the son of Albert Edward McArdle, married 5th September 1952, to Doris Rachel SOLOMONS, aged 21 years, spinster, the daughter of Lawrence Solomons

 

Mary Robertson McARTHUR, aged 21 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of  John Peacock McArthur, married 28th June 1951, to Thomas John BAKER, aged 22 years, Sick Bay Petty Officer, R.N, HMS Falcon Hal Far, the son of Albert John Baker,

 

W. McAULAY, Stoker 1st Class, died 15th June 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Airedale. His ship was part of the escort for the Convoy ‘Vigorous’ from Alexandria, protecting eleven merchant ships. During the afternoon of the 15th the Convoy was attacked by German dive-bombers, and no less than twelve aircraft targeted HMS Airedale, and left it a smouldering wreck. The after end was completely gone and it is believed that her own ammunition or depth charge store had exploded

 

Edward Leslie Cyril McAVOY, aged 23 years, bachelor, AB, HMS Shark, the son of Edward McAvoy, married 24th November 1922 to, Edith Maud BOWRING, aged 20 years, spinster, the daughter of Stephen Handel Bowring

 

Rose Frances Victoria McAVOY, born 8th January 1927, the daughter of Edith Maud and Edward Leslie McAvoy, AB, Royal Navy

 

S. McCALLUM, Ord.Tel., died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily. She received direct hits, amongst others on the Wardroom and the Petty Officer Mess, fires raged out of control, and she had to be abandoned. Survivors were taken on board the Cruiser HMS Gloucester and the destroyer HMS Diamond

 

F. McCANN, Canteen Assistant, died 23rd July 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Manchester. His ship was part of the escort of Operation ‘Substance’ a Convoy from Gibraltar, when it was hit by torpedoes fired by the Italian E-boats Nos. 16 and 22. An oil fuel tank was hit and the adjacent compartments flooded, also her engines were damaged, so she returned to Gibraltar

 

John P. McCLURE, Signalman, C/JX.233610. At about 03.00 on the morning of 11th May 1942 the Tug C.308 struck a mine off Bahar ic Caghaq and sank. Seven men were rescued by the boom patrol picket boat, but he was among those that lost their lives

 

Able Seaman William McCLURE, HMS Orwell, died 30th January 1903. See BROOKS for details

 

Joan Mary McCONNELL, aged 27 years, widow, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of John Henry BALLARD, married 23rd December 1948, to John Vincent MANDER, aged 27 years, bachelor, Royal Navy, HMS Chequer, the son of Jack Spencer Mander

 

R.P. McCONNELL MBE, Leading Seaman, died 12th February 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Decoy

 

Leading Signaller William McCORMACK, HMS Orwell, died 30th January 1903. See BROOKS for details

 

John McDONOUGH, R.N., HMS Ranpura, the son of John and Ivy Mcdonough, married 6th July 1958, to Maria FARRUGIA, of Naxxar, the daughter of Peter and Frances Farrugia, nee Borg

  

Donald McDONALD, aged 21 years, bachelor, ERA, HMS Egmont, the son of Charles McDonald, married 15th January 1920 to, Daisy Alice BONFIELD, aged 24 years, spinster, the daughter of George Bonfield deceased

 

D.A. McDONALD, Boy 1st Class, died on the destroyer HMS Mohawk, when it was sunk by enemy fire 16th April 1941

 

John Charles Mackie MacDONALD, aged 25 years, bachelor, Surgeon Lieutenant, RNVR, the son of Colonel Alister Cameron MacDonald, married 27th June 1945 to, Irene ROBINSON, aged 19 years, spinster, the daughter of Edward Victor Robinson

 

W.H. McDONALD, AB, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

Susan McCONNELL, aged 36 years, buried 3rd November 1855, by Reverend William Hare C.F.

 

G.P. McDOWELL, Leading Seaman, died when HMS Kandahar hit a mine and sank 19th December 1941

 

J. McFADYEN, Stoker 1st Class, died when HMS Kandahar hit a mine and sank 19th December 1941

 

Robert Meryon William MacFARLAN, aged 26 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, HMS London, the son of Rear-Admiral Robert Stelman Macfarlan, married 1st February 1938 to, Patricia Wilberforce MORONY, aged 24 years, spinster, the daughter of Colonel Burdett Edward Morony, R.E. retired

 

David McGARVA, aged 28 years, bachelor, Engine Room Artificer, HMS Intrepid, the son of Andrew McGarva, married 25th March 1939 to Helen PENGELLY, aged 27 years, spinster, Children’s Nurse, 14 Rue D’Argens, Sliema, the daughter of Charles Albert Pengelly

 

Ian Lauchlan Mackay McGEOCH, aged 23 years, bachelor, Sub-Lieutenant, HMS Clyde, the son of Lauchlan Alexander McKay McGeoch, married 24th December 1937 to Eleanor Somers FARRIE, aged 22 years, spinster, 9 Ghar iD Dud, Sliema the daughter of Hugh Farrie, Clerk in Holy Orders

 

G.A. McGONEGAL, Ord. Signaller, died 22nd March 1942, on the cruiser HMS Cleopatra. The ship was part of the escort force with Convoy MW10 from Alexandria when they met several ships of the Italian Navy and HMS Cleopatra sustained some damage in the ensuing battle

 

Lieut-Commander S.A. MacGREGOR OBE, Staff Officer, 10th Submarine Flotilla Headquarters, in the Winter of 1941

 

Married 25th May 1915, Arthur Wilson MACILWAINE, aged 26 years, bachelor, Assistant Paymaster, R.N., HMS Egmont, the son of Sydney Wilson Macilwaine, Medical Practitioner, to Kate Waterlow SEWILL, aged 26 years, spinster, of the Parish of St.John, Redhill, Surrey, the daughter of Henry Sewill

 

David Edward MacLEAN, Royal Navy, from Edinburgh, the son of John and Margaret MacLean, nee Scott, married 26th September 1959 to Deirdre Ann WILSON, from Thame, Oxfordshire, W.R.N.S., the daughter of William and Anne Wilson, nee Rimmer

 

Edna MACLEAN, the wife of Edward D.B.M. Maclean, Royal Navy, gave birth to a daughter in February 1960

 

J.F. McINNES, OD, died 12th August 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Nigeria. As part of the escort to the ‘Pedestal’ Convoy, the ship came under attack from Italian and German aircraft during the day, but at dusk was hit by torpedoes fired by the Italian submarine Axum, and sustained damage, causing her to return to Gibraltar

 

Robert MACK, aged 25 years, bachelor, Naval Officer, HMS Resource. the son of Jesse Hannant Mack, Naval Officer retired, married 14th July 1937 to Elizabeth Mary BOWER, aged 19 years, spinster, from New Brighton, Cheshire, the daughter of Roy Bower

 

C. MACKAY, Leading Stoker, died 12th August 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Cairo. Part of the escort to Convoy ‘Pedestal’ from Gibraltar to Malta, they were attacked by enemy forces when between Sicily and Tunisia. His ship was struck by torpedoes from the Italian submarine Axum, and had to be sunk by HMS Pathfinder

 

R.P. McKAY, OD, died on the destroyer HMS Mohawk, when it was sunk by enemy fire 16th April 1941

 

F. McKENNA, OD, died on the destroyer HMS Mohawk, when it was sunk by enemy fire 16th April 1941

 

A. MACKENZIE, Lieutenant (E), HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

Lieutenant A.J. MacKENZIE, Commanding Officer of HM Submarine Ursula, 10th Submarine Flotilla, in 1941

 

E.M. MACKENZIE, Shipwright, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

Peter MacKINNON, Midshipman, died on Sunday 31st January 1904 around 11p.m. on board his ship, HMS Albemarle

 

William Gemmell MACKINNON, aged 26 years, bachelor, Leading Supply Assistant, HMS Maidstone, the son of William George Mackinnon, married 22nd December 1938 to Peggy CARTER, aged 21 years, spinster, Shop Assistant, of 23 Luzju Street, Sliema, the daughter of Archibald Carter, Shipwright, R.N.

 

Dennis Alfred McKINSON, the son of Charles and Flora McKinson, 15 Melita Street, Sliema, Blacksmith, R.N. Born 15th January 1925, baptised 25th April 1939

 

N.R. McLEOD, OD, died 23rd March 1942, on board HMS Beaufort

 

T. McMAHON, Stoker, died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily. She received direct hits, amongst others on the Wardroom and the Petty Officer Mess, fires raged out of control, and she had to be abandoned. Survivors were taken on board the Cruiser HMS Gloucester and the destroyer HMS Diamond

 

C.J. McLAUGHLIN, Chief ERA, HMS St. Angelo, the Naval Shore base, died 12th June 1940

 

J. McLAUGHLIN, OD, died 22nd March 1942, on the cruiser HMS Cleopatra. The ship was part of the escort force with Convoy MW10 from Alexandria when they met several ships of the Italian Navy and HMS Cleopatra sustained some damage in the ensuing battle

 

Hector Charles Donald MacLEAN, aged 25 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, HMS Bryony, the son of Donald Charles Hugh Maclean deceased, married 7th November 1933 to, Opre VYVYAN, aged 23 years, spinster, the daughter of William Geoffrey Vyvyan deceased

 

Jessie Chisholm MacLEAN, aged 30 years, spinster, Petty Officer, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of James MacLean, married 9th June 1948, to Joseph Anthony GUEST, aged 28 years, bachelor, Chief ERA, Royal Navy, HMS Whitesand Bay, the son of Joseph Anthony Guest

 

Stewart Alexander MacLEAN, aged 25 years, bachelor, Petty Officer, HMS St.Angelo, the son of William Alexander John MacLean, married 9th October 1971 to, Susan Margaret CROKER, aged 22 years, spinster, the daughter of Henry James Croker. This Marriage took place in St.Michael’s and All Angels Royal Navy Chapel HMS St.Angelo

 

Married 3rd December 1927, George Leonard MacLENNAN, aged 37 years, bachelor, Engineer Lieut-Commander, Royal Navy, HMS Sandhurst, the son of Duncan Munroe MacLennan, Engineer Lieutenant, Royal Navy retired, to Kathleen Margaret BRADING, aged 19 years, spinster, the daughter of Stanley James Brading, Engineer Lieut-Commander, R.N.

 

Rodina Alice MACLEOD, aged 22 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Donald Roderick MacLeod, married 11th October 1947, to Clifford Graham HOGG, aged 28 years, bachelor, Royal Navy, HMS Wolfe, the son of Clifford Hogg,

 

Anthony MAHONEY, R.N., the son of Cornelius and Mary Mahoney, married 6th September 1958, to Jean SHAW, the daughter of Hubert and Elsie Shaw

 

William Bernard MacLEOD, aged 35 years, bachelor, Surgeon, HMS Illustrious, the son of Lieut-Colonel Henry John Macleod, married 2nd January 1904 to, Isobel Anne CUTHBERT, aged 33 years, spinster, the daughter of Hugh Cuthbert

 

I.A.J. McMENEMY, Stoker 1st Class, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

James Ferguson McMILLAN, aged 22 years, bachelor, Leading Sick Berth Attendant, HMS St.Angelo, the son of Donald McMillan, married 5th June 1954 to, Blanche Sedgwick GEORGESON, aged 32 years, spinster, V.A.D., Royal Naval Hospital Bighi, the daughter of Richard Sedgwick Georgeson. The Marriage was conducted by the Reverend John Geikie Falconer, Chaplain, R.N. and took place at St.Luke’s Chapel, Bighi Royal Naval Hospital

 

R. McMURRAY, Leading Seaman, died 1st February 1943, HMS Mosquito

 

J.P.McNABB, Staff Surgeon, single, aged 38 years, from Scotland, on board HMS Vulcan in March 1901

 

J. McNEILL, AB, died 23rd July 1941, on board the destroyer HMS Fearless, which was escorting Convoy ‘Substance’ from Gibraltar. His ship was badly damaged by Italian aircraft south of Sardinia, and sunk

 

W.E.C. McPHERSON, MAA, died 14th June 1942, on board the Cruiser HMS Liverpool. His ship was part of the escort for the ‘Harpoon’ convoy, when it came under attack from enemy aircraft, and was damaged. The engine room was hit and twelve men there were killed

 

Elizabeth Madge McRITCHIE, born 8th January 1918, the daughter of Marion and William Macpherson McRitchie, Lieutenant, R.N.

 

William MacPherson McRITCHIE, aged 32 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, RNR, HMS Harrier, the son of Daniel McRitchie deceased, married 14th March 1917 to, Elizabeth Marion Dow SAINTER, aged 28 years, spinster, the daughter of Lieut-Colonel James Dow Sainter deceased

 

Henry Hastings McWILLIAM, aged 35 years, bachelor, Lieut-Commander, HMS Queen Elizabeth, the son of Ormiston McWilliam, married 7th November 1929 to, Joan Frances Lennox Morgan SINGER, aged 27 years, spinster, the daughter of Admiral Morgan Singer

 

Arthur J.D. MACAULEY, Lieutenant, single, aged 30 years, born in Devonport, on board HMS Tyne in March 1901

 

John Victor MACKLEN, aged 26 years, bachelor, Leading Signalman, HMS Egmont, the son of Charles Henry Macklen, married 24th February 1923 to, Doris Mary MALLAN, aged 21 years, spinster, the daughter of Arthur James Mallan

 

A. MADGWICK, AB, died on the destroyer HMS Mohawk, when it was sunk by enemy fire 16th April 1941

 

J.C. MADIGAN, Leading Stoker, died 20th March 1943, on board HMS Derwent

 

Married 6th September 1958, Anthony MAHONEY, Royal Navy, to Jean SHAW

 

F. MAIDENS, Writer, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

Christopher Robert MAGUIRE, aged 22 years, bachelor, Leading Writer, HMS Shropshire, the son of Christopher Maguire, married 15th November 1938 to Barbara Mary OVER, aged 21 years, spinster, of 91 Devonshire Road, Weston-Super-Mare, the daughter of John Edgar Over

 

A.B. MAIR, AB, died 26th March 1942, on the destroyer HMS Legion. She was moored in French Creek when she received a direct hit from bombs dropped by German aircraft

 

Bernard Louis MAJENDIE, Lieutenant, single, aged 27 years, born in London, on board HMS Renown March 1901

 

Harold G.J. MAJOR, Surgeon, single, aged 33 years, born in Croydon, Surrey, on board HMS Ramillies in March 1901

 

Wilfred MALLESON VC, Assistant Captain, Malta Dockyard during WWII. He was awarded the Victoria Cross when a Midshipman on board HMS Cornwallis, for his actions on 25th April 1915 during the Gallipoli campaign. He died in 1975

 

John MALLIA, Leading Steward, died 2nd May 1941, HMS Malaya

 

Lawrence MALLIA, Steward, E/LX22995, died 19th July 1944, HMS Talbot

 

Herbert John MALTUS, born 10th November 1923, the son of Doris Mona and Herbert Samuel Maltus, S.C.P.O., Royal Navy

 

Francis MAMO, E/L6426, died 14th October 1939, on board the Battleship HMS Royal Oak, when it was torpedoed in Scapa Flow, Scotland, by the German U-Boat U-47. The ship sank with the loss of over 830 officers and men

 

John Vincent MANDER, aged 27 years, bachelor, Royal Navy, HMS Chequer, the son of Jack Spencer Mander, married 23rd December 1948, to Joan Mary McCONNELL, aged 27 years, widow, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of John Henry BALLARD

 

Joseph MANGION, Petty Officer Steward, E/LX20458, died 14th October 1939, on board the Battleship HMS Royal Oak, when it was torpedoed in Scapa Flow, Scotland, by the German U-Boat U-47. The ship sank with the loss of over 830 officers and men

 

J. MANLEY, Telegraphist, died 22nd March 1942, on the cruiser HMS Cleopatra. The ship was part of the escort force with Convoy MW10 from Alexandria when they met several ships of the Italian Navy and HMS Cleopatra sustained some damage in the ensuing battle

 

John Richard Philip MANLEY, baptised 12th February 1933, the son of John Decker Hayward Manley, Lieut-Commander, HMS Glorious

 

Peter John MANLEY, the son of John and Joyce Manley, Casa del Mare, St.Julians, Lieut-Commander, R.N., born 21st June 1939. Died in King George V Hospital

 

Leonard Robert MANN, aged 23 years, bachelor, Supply Assistant, R.N., HMS St. Angelo, the son of Samuel Mann, married 8th August 1953, to Eileen Margaret SKILTON, aged 23 years, spinster, Leading Wren, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Frederick Benjamin Skilton

 

Leonard Albert William Frank MANNING, aged 22 years, bachelor, L.S.B.A., R.N., HMS Ocean, the son of Edgar Cyril Manning, married 5th January 1952, to Ivy May CHAPMAN, aged 22 years, spinster, Senior V.A.D., the daughter of George Alfred Chapman

 

Kenyon George Coulson MANSFIELD, aged 26 years, bachelor, Petty Officer Telegraphist, R.N., HMS Fierce, the son of Walter George Mansfield, married 11th August 1951, to Mildred Edwina BROWN, aged 27 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Edward C. Brown

 

Leslie James MANSFIELD, aged 29 years, bachelor, Royal Navy, R.N.A.S. Kalafrana HMS Falcon, the son of James Mansfield, married 5th March 1949, to Barbara Laura Ida Cecilia KIRK, aged 25 years, spinster, the daughter of Richard Kirk

 

A. H. MANSLEY, OD, died on the destroyer HMS Mohawk, when it was sunk by enemy fire 16th April 1941

 

W.A. MANTLE, AB, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

G.W.E. MAPSON, PO, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

Herbert Charles William MARCHANT, aged 26 years, bachelor, AB, HMS Barham, the son of John Marchant, married 5th February 1937 to, Annice NEWBY, aged 25 years, spinster, the daughter of Charles Edward Newby

 

S.A. MARDLING, Stoker, died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily. She received direct hits, amongst others on the Wardroom and the Petty Officer Mess, fires raged out of control, and she had to be abandoned. Survivors were taken on board the Cruiser HMS Gloucester and the destroyer HMS Diamond

 

Joan MARK, aged 21 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of John William Mark, married 27th April 1949, to Roy Newton BAKER, aged 27 years, bachelor, Artificer, Royal Navy, HMS Solent, the son of William Henry Baker,

 

William Edward MARLEY, aged 24 years, bachelor, Telegraphist, Royal Navy, RNB Camerata, the son of Valentine Walter Marley, married 27th August 1952, to June Margaret McMASTERS, aged 25 years, spinster, the daughter of John Thompson McMasters

 

Pauline Audrey MARLOW, the daughter of Violet May and John Marlow, 41 Strada Pace, Sliema, Leading Seaman, Royal Navy, born 30th January 1932

 

Anthony MARMARA, Petty Officer Steward, E/LX11937, died 25th November 1941, on board the Battleship HMS Barham, which was torpedoed in the Eastern Mediterranean by the German U-Boat U-331. His ship exploded killing 862 members of the crew

 

Lieutenant N. MARRIOTT DSC, Commanding Officer of HM Submarine P39, 10th Submarine Flotilla, in March 1942

 

Lieutenant A.C.G. MARS, Commanding Officer of HM Submarine Unbroken, in August 1942

 

James Alexander MARSDEN, aged 37 years, bachelor, Chief Stoker, HMS Mackay, the son of Benjamin James Marsden, married 22nd February 1930 to, Elizabeth Aranka KLEIN, aged 32 years, spinster, the daughter of Salamon Klein

 

Geoffrey Edwin MARSH, born 21st August 1929, the son of Olive May and Thomas William Marsh, Lieutenant, HMS Sussex. Baptised by the Reverend J.W.Evans, Chaplain HMS London

 

Graham Roy MARSH, aged 26 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, HMS Oswald, the son of Frank Bertram Marsh, married 27th December 1939 to Joyce Evelyn KNOTT, aged 26 years, spinster, the daughter of Charles Henry Alfred Knott

 

Pamela Joan MARSH, born 9th May 1926, the daughter of Olive May and Thomas William Marsh, Lieutenant, Royal Navy

 

Sheila MARSH, the daughter of Phyllis Rebecca and Wilfred George Marsh, Kent House, Ponsonby Street, Gzira, Leading Stoker, HMS Oberon, born 26th October 1932

 

Alfred Francis William MARSHALL, aged 28 years, bachelor, ERA, Royal Navy, HMS Sandhurst, the son of Harry Marshall, Fruit Salesman, married 31st October 1934 to, Edith Ellen BROWN, aged 29 years, spinster, of Barming Heath, Maidstone, Kent, the daughter of John Sidney Brown deceased

 

S.T. MARSHALL, AB, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

William Ernest MARSHALL, aged 48 years, widower, Fleet Surgeon, HMS Duke of Edinburgh, the son of William Marshall, married 21st May 1914 to, Amy Maria STULPNAGEL, aged 34 years, spinster, R.N. Hospital Bighi, the daughter of Charles Edward Stulpnagel, Professor Education Department of the Indian Government

 

Charles Sydney MARSLAND, aged 28 years, bachelor, Leading Telegraphist, Royal Navy, HMS Queen Elizabeth, the son of John Albert Marsland deceased, Chief ERA Royal Navy, married 9th May 1934 to, Gwendoline Primrose Lilian OLIVER, aged 25 years, spinster, of Le Mazet, Golfe Juan, Alpes Maritimes, France, the daughter of William Charles Oliver, Carrier’s Agent

 

Jean Patricia MARSLAND, born 16th February 1935, the daughter of Gwendoline Primrose Lillian and Charles Sydney Marsland, Leading Telegraphist, Royal Navy

 

Sylvia Joan MARSLAND, the daughter of Charles Sydney and Gwendoline Primrose Lillian Marsland, 14b Strada Cappucini, Floriana, Leading Telegraphist, R.N., born 19th June 1936

 

Albert Morton MARTIN, aged 28 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, Royal Navy, HMS Douglas, the son of Albert Morton Martin, Surgeon, married 3rd March 1931 to, Dorothy O’FARRALL, aged 24 years, spinster, of 24 Strada Mezzodi, Valletta, the daughter of Trevor O’Farrall, Racehorse Trainer

 

Alan Victor MARTIN, aged 24 years, bachelor, Able Seaman, R.N., HM Submarine Talent, the son of Bertram Victor Martin, married 12th May 1951, to Iris Mary DIMENT, aged 19 years, spinster, the daughter of Robert Reginald Diment

 

David Alan MARTIN, Royal Navy, from Plymouth, the son of Arthur L. and Hilda Kathleen Martin, nee Crocker, married 8th October 1960 to Theresa SPITERI, of Tarxien, the daughter of Anthony and Carmen Spiteri, nee Gauci

 

Denys Bryan MARTIN, aged 30 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, R.N.V.R., HMS Gregale, the son of Percy Edward Martin, married 6th June 1944, to Irene Maude Frances TAYLOR, aged 34 years, spinster, Subaltern A.T.S., the daughter of Francis Taylor

 

Frederick James MARTIN, Petty Officer, D/JX 134305, lost his life in the submarine Upholder on 14th April 1942

 

J. MARTIN, AB, died when HMS Kandahar hit a mine and sank 19th December 1941

 

Lieutenant J.D. MARTIN, Commanding Officer of HM Submarine P39, 10th Submarine Flotilla, in March 1942

 

R.R. MARTIN, Steward, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

J.T. MARTINDALE, OD, died 12th August 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Nigeria. As part of the escort to the ‘Pedestal’ Convoy, the ship came under attack from Italian and German aircraft during the day, but at dusk was hit by torpedoes fired by the Italian submarine Axum, and sustained damage, causing her to return to Gibraltar

 

Ian Duncan MARTINEAU, born 4th March.1930, the son of Noreen Joyce and Ian Mackenzie Martineau, Lieutenant, HMS Eagle. Baptised on board HMS Eagle, by the Reverend R.M.Nicholls, Chaplain RN

 

A.A. MARTYR, Wt.Elec., died 12th August 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Nigeria. As part of the escort to the ‘Pedestal’ Convoy, the ship came under attack from Italian and German aircraft during the day, but at dusk was hit by torpedoes fired by the Italian submarine Axum, and sustained damage, causing her to return to Gibraltar

 

K.J. MARWOOD, Leading Seaman, died 23rd July 1941, on board the destroyer HMS Fearless, which was escorting Convoy ‘Substance’ from Gibraltar. His ship was badly damaged by Italian aircraft south of Sardinia, and sunk

 

William J. MASCALL, Chief Petty Officer, married, aged 34 years, born in Kings Cross, London, on board HMS Tyne in March 1901

 

A.H. MASON, Leading Seaman, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

Archibald Rutherford MASON, aged 26 years, bachelor, Leading Electrician’s Mate, R.N. the son of James Robert Mason, married 13th December 1952, to Thomasine Isabella STOREY, aged 25 years, spinster, State Registered Nurse, the daughter of Matthew Storey

 

W. MASON, Leading Stoker, died 14th June 1942, on board the Cruiser HMS Liverpool. His ship was part of the escort for the ‘Harpoon’ convoy, when it came under attack from enemy aircraft, and was damaged. The engine room was hit and twelve men there were killed

 

William Joseph MASTERS, aged 31 years, bachelor, Chief ERA, Royal Navy, HMS Phoebe, the son of Alfred Nicholas Masters, married 29th March 1948, to Dorothy May THOMAS, aged 27 years, spinster, Leading Wren, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of David Thomas

 

Marjorie Phyllis MATHEW, born 21st May 1901, the daughter of Owen Robert and Ellen Dodson Mathew, Assistant Paymaster, R.N.

 

Bryan MATTHEWS, aged 25 years, bachelor, E.R.A., R.N., HMS Loch Lomond, the son of Thomas Matthews, married 17th April 1951, to Pamela Audrey WOODS, aged 21 years, spinster, the daughter of Sydney Frank Woods

 

G.A. MAXFIELD, AB, died 12th August 1942, on board the Aircraft Carrier HMS Indomitable. His ship was part of the escort for Operation ‘Pedestal’ from Gibraltar. In the late afternoon twelve German Ju87 aircraft attacked the carrier and she suffered serious damage from the bombs. One hit the forward AA gun positions killing more than twenty of the Royal Marines detachment. Another landed near the forward lift and penetrated the upper gallery deck and exploded above the main hangar deck. The wardroom was crowded with off-duty pilots and observers when it was wrecked by a bomb killing all the occupants. The ship survived the onslaught and headed for Gibraltar

 

W.C. MAXWELL, Leading Telegraphist, died 26th March 1942, on the destroyer HMS Legion. She was moored in French Creek when she received a direct hit from bombs dropped by German aircraft

 

Henry Victor Auldos MAY, aged 25 years, bachelor, 2nd Writer, HMS Egmont, the son of Henry James May, married 19th March 1919 to, Hilda Clara DRURY, aged 18 years, spinster, the daughter of Alfred William Drury, C.P.O., Royal Navy

 

Philip Robert Stevens MAY, Leading Seaman, awarded the Albert Medal in November 1947. HM Cable ship St. Margarets was moored at Hay Wharf, Floriana. On 20th June 1947 a Chief Petty Officer entered No.2. tank and was overcome by gas. The 1st Lieutenant, the Boatswain, and four ratings entered the tank to rescue him but were themselves overcome by gas. Leading Seaman May entered the tank and in a series of rescues managed to secure a line around each man so that they could be pulled onto the deck. There was no time to wait for apparatus to arrive. After his third attempt he was exhausted and a shipmate relieved him. However, he was overcome so Leading Seaman May re-commenced his attempts and continued until all the men were accounted for. Although one died, the other seven owed their lives to the bravery and determination of Leading Seaman May

 

Winifred Kate MAY, born 16th May 1897, and baptised 1902, the daughter of Kate Annie and Thomas George May, ERA, HMS Hibernia

 

Lieutenant S.L.C. MAYDON, Commanding Officer of HM Submarine P35, 10th Submarine Flotilla, in 1942

 

J. MAYES, OD, died 15th June 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Airedale. His ship was part of the escort for the Convoy ‘Vigorous’ from Alexandria, protecting eleven merchant ships. During the afternoon of the 15th the Convoy was attacked by German dive-bombers, and no less than twelve aircraft targeted HMS Airedale, and left it a smouldering wreck. The after end was completely gone and it is believed that her own ammunition or depth charge store had exploded

 

Ella MAYHEW, the wife of Ronald Mayhew, Able Seaman, R.N., gave birth to a daughter in December 1959

 

Married 11th June 1930, Cyril Henry MAYNE, aged 27 years, bachelor, AB, Royal Navy, HMS Broke, the son of Willie George Mayne, to Iris Hunoona LUNNON, aged 23 years, spinster, the daughter of William Julius Lunnon

 

William MAYOR, Able Seaman, HMS Orwell, died 30th January 1903. See BROOKS for details

 

Guzeppi MAZZELLI, a crew member of the Mooring Vessel Moor, lost his life on 8th April 1941 when the vessel struck a mine and quickly sank in Grand Harbour

 

June MEAD, the wife of Reginald Mead, Chief Electrician, Royal Navy, gave birth to a daughter in August 1960

 

Joseph MEDINA, Stoker 1st Class, E/KX98141, died when HM Drifter Justified was lost 16th June 1942

 

Frank David MEDLEY, HMS Forth, the son of Frank and Kathleen Medley, married 28th December 1957, to Margaret Teresa CARUANA-DINGLI, of Zabbar, the daughter of Nicholas and Josephine Caruana Dingli

 

Married 17th October 1906, Charles Mortimer MEESON, aged 26 years, bachelor, Assistant Paymaster, R.N., HMS Suffolk, the son of Charles Edwin Meeson, Insurance Broker, to Catherine Alice Rose DAVIS, aged 34 years, spinster, the daughter of Benjamin Godwin Davis

 

Arthur Alured MELLIN, Lieutenant, single, aged 30 years, born in Stand, Lancashire, on board HMS Illustrious in March 1901

 

S. MELLORS, Stoker 1st Class, died 12th August 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Foresight. His ship was part of the escort for the vital ‘Pedestal’ Convoy, when it was torpedoed by the Italian Air Force, and sank the next day

 

Anthony MERCIECA, E/LX21860, died 10th April 1940, on board the destroyer HMS Hunter. His ship with others engaged some destroyers of the German Navy in Ofotfjord, Norway, and was successful in torpedoing and sinking two, the Wilhelm Heidkamp and the Anton Schmitt. On their way down the fjord they came under attack from other German destoyers and the Hunter was hit by shellfire and set ablaze, then torpedoed, and sank

 

David Brian MERRICK, aged 23 years, bachelor, Leading Telegraphist, R.N., HMS Ricasoli, the son of Harry Collier Merrick, married 9th May 1953, to Eileen Kathleen DAVIES, aged 22 years, spinster, Leading Wren, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Francis George Davies

 

W.W. MERRILL, Leading Seaman, died 15th June 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Airedale. His ship was part of the escort for the Convoy ‘Vigorous’ from Alexandria, protecting eleven merchant ships. During the afternoon of the 15th the Convoy was attacked by German dive-bombers, and no less than twelve aircraft targeted HMS Airedale, and left it a smouldering wreck. The after end was completely gone and it is believed that her own ammunition or depth charge store had exploded

 

George  METCALFE, AB, died 4th April 1942, on the destroyer HMS Kingston. The ship was later taken into the drydock for repair where she was severley damaged by German bombing on 11th April, and was subsequently sunk as a blockship

 

Michael Donston Capel MEYRICK, aged 34 years, bachelor, Lieut-Commander, HMS Afridi, the son of Vice-Admiral Sidney Julian Meyrick, married 27th August 1938 to, Jocelyn Marian Murray BEADON, aged 31 years, spinster, the daughter of Colonel Lancelot Richmond Beadon

 

Emanuel MICALLEF, E/LX21166, died 25th November 1941, on board the Battleship HMS Barham, which was torpedoed in the Eastern Mediterranean by the German U-Boat U-331. His ship exploded killing 862 members of the crew

 

Espedito MICALLEF, Leading Steward, E/LX12523, died 25th November 1941, on board the Battleship HMS Barham, which was torpedoed in the Eastern Mediterranean by the German U-Boat U-331. His ship exploded killing 862 members of the crew

 

George P.C. MICALLEF, AB, E/JX283054, HMS Talbot, the submarine base, died 25th October 1942

 

John MICALLEF, E/LX23399, died 25th November 1941, on board the Battleship HMS Barham, which was torpedoed in the Eastern Mediterranean by the German U-Boat U-331. His ship exploded killing 862 members of the crew

 

Joseph MICALLEF, Leading Steward, E/LX21220, died 22nd May 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Gloucester, which was sunk by enemy aircraft

 

Herbert A. MICHELL, Clerk, single, aged 20 years, from Portsmouth, on board HMS Vulcan in March 1901

 

Thomas F.T. MICHELL, Lieutenant, single, aged 27 years, born in Russia, (British Subject), on board HMS Pyramus March 1901

 

Griselda Elizabeth Margaret MIDDLETON, born 23rd February 1927, the daughter of Hugh Philip and Margaret Mabel Middleton, Lieut-Commander R.N.

 

G.S. MIDDLETON, Leading Stoker, died on the destroyer HMS Mohawk, when it was sunk by enemy fire 16th April 1941

 

Lieutenant Commander Anthony MIERS VC, Commanding Officer of HM Submarine Torbay in 1942. Later Rear Admiral Sir Anthony Miers VC.

 

Joseph MIFSUD, AB, E/JX146456, died 5th September 1939, HMS St.Angelo

 

Publius MIFSUD, E/LX20063, died 25th November 1941, on board the Battleship HMS Barham, which was torpedoed in the Eastern Mediterranean by the German U-Boat U-331. His ship exploded killing 862 members of the crew

 

W. MILBURN, AB, died 5th April 1943, on the destoyer HMS Nubian

 

P.C. MILES, AB, died 10th January 1941, on board the destroyer HMS Gallant, which was escorting a Convoy, when it struck a mine that shattered the ship’s bows. Over 60 men were killed and another 25 injured. The ship was irreparably damaged but towed into Grand Harbour and beached beneath Crucifix Hill

 

William James MILES, aged 24 years, ERA, R.N., the son of Levi Miles, Carpenter, married 19th October 1902 to, Katherine Evelyn Maud McDONALD, aged 23 years, the daughter of John Wesley McDonald, Captain in the Merchant Service

 

J. MILLAR, AB, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

C.C. MILLER, AB, died when HMS Kandahar hit a mine and sank 19th December 1941

 

Charles Christopher Duppa MILLER, born 10th July 1938, the son of Muriel Emily and Francis Duppa Miller, Lieut-Commander, HMS Hardy. Mediterranean Destroyer Flotilla, Malta. Baptised by the Reverend Alan Spender, Chaplain R.N., at St.Michael’s Chapel, Malta Dockyard

 

David Andrew MILLER DSM+Bar, Able Seaman, D/JX 164986, lost his life in the submarine Upholder on 14th April 1942

 

Edward Vernon MILLER, aged 26 years, bachelor, AB, HMS Cardiff, the son of George Edward Miller, married 3rd April 1926 to, Agnes Emily JOYCE, aged 22 years, spinster, the daughter of Albert Joyce

 

Frederick MILLER, the son of Ellen and Frederick Miller, 36 Oratory Street, Sliema, Able Seaman, Royal Navy, born 3rd August 1934 (twin)

 

George Eric MILLER, aged 29 years, bachelor, Naval Officer, R.N.A.S. Hal Far HMS Falcon, the son of George Alfred Miller, married 29th June 1949, to Myra PUNCH, aged 22 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Alfred Ernest Punch

 

Hugh MILLER, Clerk, single, aged 20 years, born in Elmers End, Beckenham, Kent, on board HMS Pyramus March 1901

 

J.S. MILLER DSC, Lieutenant, died 19th December 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Penelope. His ship ran into and Italian minefield, and struck a mine which exploded on the port side abreast of the bridge, but the damage was not severe and she arrived at Malta

 

Peter MILLER, the son of Ellen and Frederick Miller, 36 Oratory Street, Sliema, Able Seaman, Royal Navy, born 3rd August 1934 (twin)

 

Roland Charles MILLER, aged 26 years, bachelor, Engineer Lieutenant, HMS Egmont, the son of William Edward Miller, Commander, R.N., married 28th January 1905 to, Decima Johanna Grylls RATCLIFFE, aged 27 years, spinster, the daughter of John Ratcliffe deceased

 

Born in January 1906 at 3 Dockyard Terrace a son to the wife of Thomson H. MILLETT R.N.

 

H. MILLINGTON, AB, died when HMS Kandahar hit a mine and sank 19th December 1941

 

W.H. MILLIS, Stoker, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

J.W. MILLS, AB, died 22nd March 1942, on the cruiser HMS Cleopatra. The ship was part of the escort force with Convoy MW10 from Alexandria when they met several ships of the Italian Navy and HMS Cleopatra sustained some damage in the ensuing battle

 

Patricia MILLS, the daughter of Eileen Beatrice and William James Henry Mills, ‘Ajax’, Strada Vianni, Sliema, Shipwright, Royal Navy, born 26th July 1936

 

Commander Ronald MILLS, Commanding Officer of HM Submarine Tetrarch, sailed from Chatham to Malta in 1940

 

R.W.L. MINION, Leading Tel., died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily. She received direct hits, amongst others on the Wardroom and the Petty Officer Mess, fires raged out of control, and she had to be abandoned. Survivors were taken on board the Cruiser HMS Gloucester and the destroyer HMS Diamond

 

C.C. MITCHELL, ERA, died on the destroyer HMS Mohawk, when it was sunk by enemy fire 16th April 1941

 

D. MITCHELL, Leading Seaman, died 22nd March 1942, on the cruiser HMS Cleopatra. The ship was part of the escort force with Convoy MW10 from Alexandria when they met several ships of the Italian Navy and HMS Cleopatra sustained some damage in the ensuing battle

 

Geoffrey MITCHELL, aged 21 years, bachelor, Naval Airman, HMS Falcon Hal Far, the son of Alfred Henry Mitchell, married 21st November 1953, to Mavis Lilian EDWARDS, aged 21 years, spinster, the daughter of Joseph Benjamin Edwards

 

Geoffrey MITCHELL, R.N., the son of Frederick and Nellie Mitchell, married 17th May 1958, to Sheila TOWNSEND, R.N., the daughter of Frank and Kathleen Townsend

 

John MITCHELL, the son of Jennie and Gibson Mitchell, ‘Tyne’, Gzira Street, Sliema, Able Seaman, Royal Navy, born 29th May 1932

 

John Henry MITCHELL, aged 27 years, bachelor, Senior Master, HMS Curacoa, the son of John Henry Mitchell, married 3rd November 1930 to, Jeannie Elizabeth PROCTOR, aged 24 years, spinster, the daughter of William Alexander Proctor

 

John Henry MITCHELL, aged 26 years, bachelor, Shipwright, HMS Resolution, the son of James Albert Mitchell deceased, married 16th February 1935 to, Doris CLEWS, aged 24 years, spinster, the daughter of William Clews

 

Tom MITCHELL, aged 24 years, bachelor, Electrical Artificer, HMS Sandhurst, the son of Tom Mitchell, married 28th November 1931 to, Annie DOIG, aged 23 years, spinster, the daughter of George Fraser Doig

 

W.A. MITCHELL, Stoker 1st Class, died 22nd March 1942, on the cruiser HMS Cleopatra. The ship was part of the escort force with Convoy MW10 from Alexandria when they met several ships of the Italian Navy and HMS Cleopatra sustained some damage in the ensuing battle

 

 W.L. MITCHELL, OD, died 12th August 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Cairo. Part of the escort to Convoy ‘Pedestal’ from Gibraltar to Malta, they were attacked by enemy forces when between Sicily and Tunisia. His ship was struck by torpedoes from the Italian submarine Axum, and had to be sunk by HMS Pathfinder

 

Francis MIZZI, AB, died 2ndd October 1944, HMS St.Angelo

 

Ganni MIZZI, a crew member of the Mooring Vessel Moor, lost his life on 8th April 1941 when the vessel struck a mine and quickly sank in Grand Harbour

 

Thomas Gibson MOBBS, Royal Navy. Born in London 1848. Chief Boatswain HM Dockyard 1899 – 1902. Promoted to Lieutenant 1903. His wife Elizabeth, nee WHYMAN, and children Mabel, Ernest, Minnie, Ethel, Thomas and Kathleen were with him in Malta. The youngest child Kathleen died 3rd September 1902 and is buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery

 

J.M. MOCATTA, Midshipman, died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily. She received direct hits, amongst others on the Wardroom and the Petty Officer Mess, fires raged out of control, and she had to be abandoned. Survivors were taken on board the Cruiser HMS Gloucester and the destroyer HMS Diamond

 

Dorothy Beatrice MODGET, aged 25 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Leslie Donald Modget, married 4th November 1950, to Mervyn Percival DAY, aged 22 years, bachelor, Leading Seaman, R.N., HMS Tabard, the son of Samuel Percy George Day

 

Cynthia Mary MOLLOY, the daughter of Lilian Grace and Harry William Molloy, Isouard Street, Sliema, Royal Navy, born 2nd August 1929

 

C. MOLYNEUX, AB, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

S. MONK, OA5, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

W.H. MONK, Stoker 1st Class, died 23rd July 1941, on board the destroyer HMS Fearless, which was escorting Convoy ‘Substance’ from Gibraltar. His ship was badly damaged by Italian aircraft south of Sardinia, and sunk

 

Emanuel MONTANARO, Steward, E/LX25454, died 19th December 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Neptune. Whilst searching for and Italian convoy heading for Tripoli his ship ran into a minefield, and sank with the loss of all the crew, except one survivor

 

Robert MONTGOMERY, aged 27 years, bachelor, Dental Surgeon, Royal Navy, HMS Liverpool, the son of Edwin Montgomery, married 29th July 1949, to Daphne Jean Margaret BRIGGS, aged 26 years, spinster, Nurse, the daughter of Sydney Walter Briggs

 

John H. MOODY, Chief Petty Officer, married, aged 32 years, born in Portsea, Hampshire, on board HMS Pyramus March 1901

 

Married 27th November 1907, George Loste MOON, aged 26 years, bachelor, Assistant Paymaster, R.N., HMS Orion, the son of Robert Cullen Moon, Inspector of Machinery R.N., retired, to Melita Rose WRIGHT, aged 26 years, spinster, the daughter of Charles Henry Wright

 

G. Loste MOON, Paymaster, Royal Navy, his wife gave birth to a daughter on 10th September 1908 at their residence in Strada It Torri, Sliema

 

Melita Dorothy MOON, born 10th September 1908, the daughter of George and Melita Rose Moon, Assistant Paymaster, R.N.

 

Edgar Norman MOORE, aged 21 years, bachelor, Signalman, Royal Navy, HMS St. Angelo, the son of Malcolm Moore, Foreman of Works, HM Dockyard, married 29th July 1936 to, Berry Sybil GARDINER, aged 20 years, spinster, of Milton, Portsmouth, the daughter of Bertram Percy Gardiner, Tailor

 

F.N. MOORE, OD, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

Harry John MOORE, aged 24 years, bachelor, Leading Seaman, HMS Oswald, married 6th March 1940 to Hettie Mary TULLETT, aged 26 years, spinster, the daughter of Sydney Tullett

 

Kenneth George MOORE, aged 24 years, bachelor, Radio, R.N., HMS Teredo, the son of George Henry Moore, married 18th May 1950, to Dorothy Madeline TOOBY, aged 21 years, spinster, the daughter of Norman George Miles Tooby

 

Leonard Sandham MOORE, aged 21 years, bachelor, Telegraphist, R.N., RNB Camerata, the son of Albert Ernest Moore, married 5th September 1952, to Henrietta Eliza Elsie GARDENER, aged 24 years, spinster, the daughter of Frank Gardener

 

S.R. MOORE, AB, died when HMS Kandahar hit a mine and sank 19th December 1941

 

A.E.G. MOORMAN, AB, died on the destroyer HMS Jersey when it struck a mine at the entrance to Grand Harbour on 2nd May 1941

 

John Kenneth MOORSHEAD, born 26th January 1905, the son of Annie Julia and John Eddin Moorshead, Engineer Lieutenant, HMS Fawn

 

Kathleen MORAN, Royal Navy, from Lancashire, the daughter of William and Alice Moran, nee Hegarty, married 17th August 1957 to George Kenneth DRUMMOND, Royal Navy, of Fife, Scotland, Royal Navy, the son of George and Mary Logie Drummond

 

W. MOREHEN, Stoker 1st Class, died 22nd March 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Havock. His ship was escorting Convoy MW10 from Alexandria, when it was attacked by the enemy and sustained some damage

 

W.C. MOREY, Musician, died 12th August 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Nigeria. As part of the escort to the ‘Pedestal’ Convoy, the ship came under attack from Italian and German aircraft during the day, but at dusk was hit by torpedoes fired by the Italian submarine Axum, and sustained damage, causing her to return to Gibraltar

 

Hazel MORGAN, the wife of Chief Petty Officer Geoffrey Morgan, R.N., gave birth to a son in November 1959

 

Jean Anne MORGAN, aged 28 years, spinster, Leading Wren, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Vernon Evan Morgan, married 23rd March 1953, to Alan LIDDELL, aged 21 years, bachelor, Leading Writer, R.N., RNB Camerata, the son of Albert William Liddell

 

R.E. MORGAN, SA, died 23rd July 1941, on board the destroyer HMS Fearless, which was escorting Convoy ‘Substance’ from Gibraltar. His ship was badly damaged by Italian aircraft south of Sardinia, and sunk

 

W.J. MORGAN, Stoker Petty Officer, died on the destroyer HMS Jersey when it struck a mine at the entrance to Grand Harbour on 2nd May 1941

 

E.W. MORRIS, AB, died 15th June 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Bedouin. Part of the escort to Convoy ‘Harpoon’ from Gibraltar to Malta, they were attacked by enemy forces when between Sicily and Tunisia. His ship was badly damaged but taken in tow by the sister ship HMS Partridge though damaged herself. Italian torpedo-bombers attacked the stricken ship and sank her

 

Richard Diamond MORRIS, aged 24 years, bachelor, Leading Seaman, HMS Warspite, the son of George Morris, married 3rd November 1939 to Vera WILLIS, aged 25 years, spinster, Artiste, 598 Blanche Street, Sliema, the daughter of Walter Willis

 

Richard Lionel MORRIS, the son of Mavis Wilhelmina and Walter Morris, ‘Rosetta’, Depiro Street, Sliema, E.R.A., Royal Navy, HMS Devonshire, born 26th March 1935

 

Albert E. MORRISON, Petty Officer 2nd Class, single, aged 25 years, born in Birkenhead, on board HMS Tyne in March 1901

 

T.J. MORTON, Surgeon-Lieutenant, died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily. She received direct hits, amongst others on the Wardroom and the Petty Officer Mess, fires raged out of control, and she had to be abandoned. Survivors were taken on board the Cruiser HMS Gloucester and the destroyer HMS Diamond

 

R.E.A. MORTON, SB Petty Officer, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

S. MOSE, OD, died 15th June 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Airedale. His ship was part of the escort for the Convoy ‘Vigorous’ from Alexandria, protecting eleven merchant ships. During the afternoon of the 15th the Convoy was attacked by German dive-bombers, and no less than twelve aircraft targeted HMS Airedale, and left it a smouldering wreck. The after end was completely gone and it is believed that her own ammunition or depth charge store had exploded

 

Janet MOSEDALE, the daughter of Ernest Arthur and Ivy Lily Mosedale, 26 Strada San Fillipo, Birzebuggia, Telegraphist, R.N., born 26th March 1938

 

Hugh Colin Christie MOSSOP, aged 25 years, bachelor, Royal Navy, HMS Phoenicia, the son of John Craig Christie Mossop, married 20th March 1948, to Fay Margaret LISTER, aged 21 years, spinster, the daughter of S. Matthew Lister

 

Hazel MUDD, the daughter of Doris and Harold Mudd, Bramlar House, Strada Marina, Sliema, Royal Navy, born 25th November 1929

 

Royston MUDD, the son of Harold and Doris Mudd, 18 Rue D’Argens, Sliema, Petty Officer R.N., born 6th September 1928

 

Maureen Joan MULDOON, the daughter of Lilian Maud and Clifford Muldoon, Camela House, Blanche Street, Sliema, Stoker Petty Officer, Royal Navy, born 31st December 1934

 

Henry MULLIGAN, Steward, EL/X22037, died 25th November 1941, on board the Battleship HMS Barham, which was torpedoed in the Eastern Mediterranean by the German U-Boat U-331. His ship exploded killing 862 members of the crew

 

S.J. MULLIS, AB, died when HMS Kandahar hit a mine and sank 19th December 1941

 

Edward MUNDAY, Stoker 2nd Class, C/SKX 1599, lost his life in the submarine Upholder on 14th April 1942

 

R.C. MUNDY, Stoker 1st Class, died 15th June 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Airedale. His ship was part of the escort for the Convoy ‘Vigorous’ from Alexandria, protecting eleven merchant ships. During the afternoon of the 15th the Convoy was attacked by German dive-bombers, and no less than twelve aircraft targeted HMS Airedale, and left it a smouldering wreck. The after end was completely gone and it is believed that her own ammunition or depth charge store had exploded

 

Alma Irene Melita MURPHY, baptised 28th August 1903, the daughter of Elizabeth and Francis James Murphy, Ship's Steward, Royal Navy

 

Christopher John MURPHY, aged 28 years, bachelor, P.O., HMS Chrysanthemum, the son of Cornelius Murphy deceased, married 3rd April  1926 to, Eveline GABRIEL, aged 27 years, spinster, the daughter of John Gabriel

 

John  MURPHY, Yeoman of Signals, died 4th April 1942, on the destroyer HMS Kingston. The ship was later taken into the drydock for repair where she was severley damaged by German bombing on 11th April, and was subsequently sunk as a blockship

 

John Michael James MURPHY, aged 28 years, bach, Engineer Lieutenant, R.N., the son of John Murphy, married 2nd October 1903 to, Florence CAMPBELL, aged 30 years, spinster, the daughter of Francis Beresford Campbell

 

Norman Christopher MURPHY, born 7th November 1927, the son of Eveline and Christopher John Murphy, Petty Officer, Royal Navy

 

Joseph MUSCAT, Steward, E/LX22991, died 4th August 1941, HMS Medway

 

Diane MUSPRATT, the daughter of Reginald and Very Muspratt, 54 Via Cospicua, Casal Paola, Leading Signalman, R.N., born 27th June 1938. She died in King George V Hospital 30th July 1938

 

S.D. MUSPRATT, Chief Stoker, died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily. She received direct hits, amongst others on the Wardroom and the Petty Officer Mess, fires raged out of control, and she had to be abandoned. Survivors were taken on board the Cruiser HMS Gloucester and the destroyer HMS Diamond

 

John Vivian Auchmuty MUSTER, born 7th May 1917, the son of Olga Gertrude Helena and John Domville Auchmuty Muster, Lieutenant, R.N.

 

D.M.W. NAPIER, Sub-Lieutenant, R.N.V.R., died 15th February 1943

 

Catherine Anne NASH, the daughter of Gladys Anne and Henry John Wallace Nash, 37 Reid Street, Gzira, Leading Cook, Royal Navy, born 27th February 1934

 

Patricia Ann NASH, the wife of Harry Nash, Royal Navy, gave birth to a son in February 1961

 

Peter Charles NASH, aged 23 years, bachelor, Petty Officer, R.N., HMS Loch Scarig, the son of Charles John Nash, married 1st December 1951, to Margaret Mavis June MAIR, aged 20 years, spinster, 20 Ponders Street, London N7, the daughter of William Mair

 

Maurice Ramon NATHAN, aged 22 years, bachelor, Able Seaman, R.N., H.M.M.S.C.(E) 1023, the son of Samuel Nathan, married 31st October 1953, to Patricia Elizabeth ALLEN, aged 21 years, spinster, the daughter of Albert James Allen

 

F. NAYLOR, Telegraphist, died 22nd March 1942, on the destroyer HMS Kingston. The ship was later taken into the drydock for repair where she was severley damaged by German bombing on 11th April, and was subsequently sunk as a blockship

 

Pauline NAYLOR, the wife of James Naylor, S.B.A., Royal Navy, gave birth to a son in May 1960

 

Christine Rose NEATE, the wife of Robert A.B. Neate, Leading Seaman, R.N., gave birth to a daughter in June 1960

 

Robert Charles NEEDHAM, aged 25 years, bachelor, Leading Supply Assistant, HMS St.Angelo, the son of Robert Alexander Needham, married 24th January 1934 to, Gladys Evelyne LOVE, aged 22 years, spinster, the daughter of Charles William Love

 

T.E. NEEDHAM, died when HMS Kandahar hit a mine and sank 19th December 1941

 

James Laurence NETTLETON, aged 22 years, bachelor, Telegraphist, Royal Navy, HMS Arrow, the son of Harold Nettleton deceased, Commercial Traveller, married 2nd January 1935 to, Mimi Joan REED-BEAUFORT, aged 28 years, spinster, Theatrical Producer, the daughter of Walter Reed-Beaufort deceased, Theatre Manager

 

H.F.J. NEUSCHAFFER, Leading Stoker, died 22nd March 1942, on the destroyer HMS Kingston. The ship was later taken into the drydock for repair where she was severley damaged by German bombing on 11th April, and was subsequently sunk as a blockship

 

Sandford G.R. NEVILE, Lieutenant, single, aged 24 years, born in Shelbrook, Yorkshire, on board HMS Pyramus March 1901

 

M.A.J. NEW, Assistant Steward, on board the destoyer HMS Gurkha, died 17th January 1942. On escort duty with a Malta Convoy his ship was sunk by the German U-Boat U-133 off the Libyan coast

 

Albert NEWBY, aged 24 years, bachelor, Deckhand, RNR, HMS Egmont, the son of Walter Newby, married 12th April 1917 to, Phyllis SQUIRES, aged 27 years, widow, the daughter of Saverio TESTA deceased

 

Amelia Caroline Sarah Ann NEWBY baptised 14th August 1918, the daughter of Phyllis and Albert Newby, Minesweeper, Royal Naval Reserve

 

Gilbert NEWCOMBE, the son of Gilbert and Gladys Newcombe, 1 Seabank Flats, Howard Street, Sliema, Gunner, R.N., born 11th February 1926, baptised 25th April 1939

 

George E. NEWELL, Lieutenant, single, aged 31 years, born in Scotland, on board HMS Royal Oak in March 1901

 

P.W. NEWELL, OD, died 15th June 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Airedale. His ship was part of the escort for the Convoy ‘Vigorous’ from Alexandria, protecting eleven merchant ships. During the afternoon of the 15th the Convoy was attacked by German dive-bombers, and no less than twelve aircraft targeted HMS Airedale, and left it a smouldering wreck. The after end was completely gone and it is believed that her own ammunition or depth charge store had exploded

 

Eileen NEWINGTON, the wife of Derrick Newington, Able Seaman, Royal Navy, gave birth to a son in January 1961

 

Patrick McCann NEWLANDS, Telegraphist, P/SSX 28994, lost his life in the submarine Upholder on 14th April 1942

 

Berkley NEWMAN, aged 33 years, Warrant Officer, HMS Earnest, the son of Henry Newman, Foreman, married 19th September 1901 to, Elizabeth COOK, widow, aged 26 years, the daughter of Lewis KELLY, Chief Warder

 

Cyril NEWMAN, Able Seaman, P/JX.209708. At about 03.00 on the morning of 11th May 1942 the Tug C.308 struck a mine off Bahar ic Caghaq and sank. Seven men were rescued by the boom patrol picket boat, but he was among those that lost their lives

 

Daphne Christina NEWMAN, the daughter of Christina and Albert Edward John Newman, 89 Strada San Elena, Sliema, Stoker Petty Officer, HMS Valentine, born 3rd January 1932

 

Derek NEWMAN, Royal Navy, serving on HMS Rodington, in December 1955 Edward Victor NEWMAN, aged 20 years, bachelor, R.N., HMS Chivalrous, the son of Algernon Victor Newman, married 6th December 1952, to Iris CORNEY, aged 20 years, spinster

 

Frederick NEWMAN, baptised 4th February 1906, the son of Margaret and George Arthur Newman, Stoker, of HMS Caernarvon

 

J.W. NEWMAN, OD, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

Roland Henry NEWMAN, aged 29 years, bachelor, AB, HMS St.Angelo, the son of Henry John Newman, married 17th September 1938 to, Lucy BRACE, aged 29 years, spinster, the daughter of William James Brace

 

Married 12th August 1930, Eric NEWNS, aged 29 years, bachelor, Stoker Petty Officer, Royal Navy, HMS Broke, the son of Walter Newns, to Stella BLACKMAN, aged 27 years, spinster, the daughter of Henry Blackman

 

Stella Lillian NEWNS, born 29th January 1933, the daughter of Stella and Eric Newns, Stoker, Petty Officer, Royal Navy, living in Floriana. Buried 22nd August 1933, aged 6 months

 

Walter Eric NEWNS, born 21st February 1934, the son of Stella and Eric Newns, Oratory Street, Gzira, Stoker Petty Officer, Royal Navy, living in Gzira. Buried 18th July 1934, aged 4 months

 

Married 9th November 1929, Frederick NEWSON, aged 36 years, bachelor, Chief Stoker, Royal Navy, HMS Royal Sovereign, the son of Amos Newson, to Anna Ella ROBERTS, aged 36 years, spinster, of 20 Turner Street, Cliffe-at-Hove, Nr.Rochester, Kent

 

Arthur NEWTON, Petty Officer 1st Class,  married, aged 23 years, born in Bethnal Green, London, on board HMS Pyramus March 1901

 

Doreen Ethel NEWTON, the daughter of Doris Edith and George William Charles Newton, ‘Reo’, Strada Cuschieri, Sliema, Leading Stoker, Royal Navy, born 2nd December 1934

 

Cecily NICHOLL, born 24th August 1924, the daughter of Angus Dacres and Winifred Rose Nicholl, Lieutenant, R.N.

 

Alfred Godfrey NICHOLLS, aged 26 years, bachelor, P.O., HMS Wanderer, the son of George Nicholls, married 17th December 1923 to, Elizabeth Sarah BUSHELL, aged 28 years, spinster, the daughter of James Bushell

 

R. NICHOLLS, AB, died 17th February 1943 on board the destroyer HMS Paladin, whilst the ship was engaged in attacking the German air escort of a convoy to Alexandria, and sinking the German U-Boat U205

 

Charles William NICHOLS, aged 29 years, bachelor, Petty Officer Stoker, HMS Blenheim, the son of William Thomas Henry Nichols, married 26th June 1919 to, Victoria NEGUS, aged 33 years, widow, the daughter of Robert BARBARA

 

Bertram W.L. NICHOLSON, Sub-Lieutenant, single, aged 21 years, born in Jersey, on board HMS Pyramus March 1901

 

Thomas NICHOLSON, aged 48 years, widower, Captain, RNR, HM Trawler Bermuda, the son of John Nicholson deceased, married 30th September 1918 to, Annunzziata BRAINES, aged 33 years, widow, of Sliema, the daughter of Michael MIFSUD

 

Married 4th February 1928, Cecil Stanley Draper NOAKES, aged 28 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, Royal Navy, HMS Delhi, the son of George Howard Noakes, to Barbara Joan ROBINSON, aged 20 years, spinster, the daughter of John Lawrence Robinson

 

Thomas NOBLE, Able Seaman, single, aged 19 years, born in Ireland, of HMS Renown in 1901

 

W.H. NOBLE, Stoker 1st Class, died 13th August 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Manchester. On escort duty with the ‘Pedestal’ Convoy his ship was badly damaged by enemy aircraft, and later sank. A large number of the crew were rescued by the destroyer HMS Eskimo

 

Gambier John Byng NOEL, aged 21 years, bachelor, Sub-Lieutenant, HMS Witch, the son of Gambier Edward Baptist Noel, married 4th March 1936 to, Joan STEVENS, aged 21 years, spinster, the daughter of Percy   Herbert Stevens

 

A.E. NOLAN, OD, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

Peter John NOPS, born 28th June 1921, the son of Cecily Marion and Vivian Douglas Nops, Lieut-Commander, Royal Navy

 

Edward Dudley NORMAN, aged 23 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, Royal Navy, HMS Regent, the son of Alfred Headley Norman, Naval Officer retired, married 28th April 1934 to, Aileen Lucy Southwell PIPER, aged 21 years, spinster, of 46 Strada Tigne, Sliema, the daughter of Frederick Southwell Piper, Naval Officer retired

 

Lieutenant E.D. NORMAN DSO DSC, took over as Commanding Officer of HM Submarine Upright, 10th Submarine Flotilla, in February 1941

 

Sub-Lieutenant John Harsant NORMAN DSC, lost his life in the HM Submarine Upholder, on 14th April 1942 whilst on the twenty-fifth patrol

 

F.W. NORRISS, ERA, died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily. She received direct hits, amongst others on the Wardroom and the Petty Officer Mess, fires raged out of control, and she had to be abandoned. Survivors were taken on board the Cruiser HMS Gloucester and the destroyer HMS Diamond

 

David Brayshaw NORTH, aged 26 years, bachelor, L.S.B.A., Royal Navy, HMS Lofoten, the son of Richard North, married 12th August 1950, to Muriel Margaret EDMONDS, aged 23 years, spinster, V.A.D., the daughter of John Crane Edmonds

 

Joseph NORTH, Petty Officer 2nd Class, HMS Orwell, died 30th January 1903. See BROOKS for details

 

Pamela Mary NORTH, the daughter of Clarice and James Arthur North, 14 Don Bosco Street, Sliema, Royal Navy, born 1st November 1930

 

Jean Mary NORTHFIELD, aged 23 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Edward Northfield, married 30th April 1945, to James Barry RANDON, aged 21 years, bachelor, R.N.V.R., HMS Gregale, the son of William Randon,

 

Stanley Oswald NORTHOVER, aged 24 years, bachelor, E.R.A., R.N., HMS Peacock, the son of John Northover, married 18th January 1951, to Sheila Jean Mary GODFREY, aged 17 years, spinster, the daughter of Benjamin Godfrey

 

C.H. NORTHRIDGE, Stoker, died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily. She received direct hits, amongst others on the Wardroom and the Petty Officer Mess, fires raged out of control, and she had to be abandoned. Survivors were taken on board the Cruiser HMS Gloucester and the destroyer HMS Diamond

 

Anne Natalie NOSWORTHY, the daughter of Vera Gertrude and Martin John Reginald Withall Nosworthy, ‘Loyola’, Tower Road, Sliema, Warrant Engineer, Royal Navy, born 6th May 1935

 

Reginald Alexander NOSWORTHY, born 22nd December 1906, the son of Jane and Victor Reginald Nosworthy, Chief Yeoman of Signals, R.N.

 

A.L. NUNN, Leading Stoker, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

Rita Mary NUTTER, born 15th July 1927, the daughter of Charles John and Agnes Penelope Letitia Nutter, ERA, R.N.

 

Patricia Anne OAKE, the daughter of Doris May and Stanley Oake, Kent House, Strada Gzira, Sliema, Able Seaman, Royal Navy, born 6th August 1935

 

Eugene O’BRIEN, Petty Officer 2nd Class, single, aged 32 years, born in  Plumstead, Kent, on board HMS Tyne in March 1901

 

Elizabeth Patricia Agnes O’CONNOR, born 9th October 1909, the daughter of Thomas Reginald Gill and Gladys Agnes Molesworth O’Connor, Lieutenant, R.N.

 

James O’NEIL, Petty Officer 1st Claras, married, aged 25 years, born Old Stairs, Ringwould, Kent, on board HMS Pyramus March 1901

 

Brian Hugh ORR, the son of Daphne and Thomas Orr, 4 Prince Albert Street, Sliema, Telegraphist, Royal Navy, born 23rd December 1934

 

Marjorie OSBORNE, the wife of Richard Stanley Osborne, Writer, Royal Navy, gave birth to a son in January 1960

 

A.W. O’SULLIVAN, Chief Petty Officer Tel., died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily. She received direct hits, amongst others on the Wardroom and the Petty Officer Mess, fires raged out of control, and she had to be abandoned. Survivors were taken on board the Cruiser HMS Gloucester and the destroyer HMS Diamond

 

Denis O’SULLIVAN, died 7th December 1902, at his residence in Strada Ridolfo, Sliema, aged 83 years. He served in the Royal Navy, rising to the rank of Chief Warrant Officer, and was present at four battles, the last being during the Crimean War

 

J. O’SULLIVAN, Stoker, died 15th June 1942, on board HMS Badsworth. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘Harpoon’ from Gibraltar, when it came under attack from enemy aircraft, but was damaged under the bridge when it ran into a newly laid minefield. The merchant ship Burdwan had a flooded engine room and her rudder hard over, so Lieutenant Gray, commanding HMS Badsworth was ordered carry out the unpleasant duty of sinking it, causing valuable supplies to be lost

 

M.P. O’SULLIVAN, AB, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

Graham Daring Bennetts OCKENDEN, born 30th September 1935, the son of Clara and James Ockenden, AB, Royal Navy

 

D.J. OLDMAN, Ord. Coder, died 23rd July 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Manchester. His ship was part of the escort of Operation ‘Substance’ a Convoy from Gibraltar, when it was hit by torpedoes fired by the Italian E-boats Nos. 16 and 22. An oil fuel tank was hit and the adjacent compartments flooded, also her engines were damaged, so she returned to Gibraltar

 

J.E. OLIVER, Instructor Lieutenant, died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily. She received direct hits, amongst others on the Wardroom and the Petty Officer Mess, fires raged out of control, and she had to be abandoned. Survivors were taken on board the Cruiser HMS Gloucester and the destroyer HMS Diamond

 

Married 11th January 1930, Harold Raymond ORANGE, aged 20 years, bachelor, Royal Navy, HMS Cairo, the son of George Frederick Orange, to Patricia Kathleen O’CONNOR, aged 23 years, spinster, the daughter of Patrick Eric O’Connor

 

W.J. ORCHARD, Skipper, RNR, HMS St. Angelo, the Naval Shore base, died 14th April 1942

 

E.P.B. ORGAN, AB, on board the destroyer HMS Hasty, died 15th June 1942. His ship came under attack from an E-Boat and was sunk

 

A. ORGILL, AB, died when HMS Kandahar hit a mine and sank 19th December 1941

 

W.D. ORPEN, Sub-Lieutenant, died 22nd March 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Havock. His ship was escorting Convoy MW10 from Alexandria, when it was attacked by the enemy and sustained some damage

 

Walter ORRIN, Signaller, HMS Orwell, died 30th January 1903. See BROOKS for details

 

D. OSBORNE, AB, died 10th January 1941, on board the destroyer HMS Gallant, which was escorting a Convoy, when it struck a mine that shattered the ship’s bows. Over 60 men were killed and another 25 injured. The ship was irreparably damaged but towed into Grand Harbour and beached beneath Crucifix Hill

 

Eric George Alpress OSBORNE, born 7th June 1902, the son of Harriett Elizabeth and Harold Rochester Osborne, Staff Surgeon, R.N.

 

F. OSBORNE, AB, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

D.D. OTLEY, Petty Officer Cook, died 15th June 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Airedale. His ship was part of the escort for the Convoy ‘Vigorous’ from Alexandria, protecting eleven merchant ships. During the afternoon of the 15th the Convoy was attacked by German dive-bombers, and no less than twelve aircraft targeted HMS Airedale, and left it a smouldering wreck. The after end was completely gone and it is believed that her own ammunition or depth charge store had exploded

 

George Siddall OULTON, aged 23 years, bachelor, Electrician, R.N., HMS Falcon  Hal Far, the son of John Oulton, married 14th February 1953, to Betsy McMillan McKINNON, aged 20 years, spinster, the daughter of Malcolm McKinnon

 

Jeanne Elizabeth OVENDEN, the daughter of Vera May and Stuart Charles Ovenden, 9 Don Bosco Street, Sliema, Royal Navy, born 16th November 1930

 

Robert Silverstone Ernest OVENDEN, aged 25 years, bachelor, Petty Officer, Royal Navy, HMS Charity, the son of Ernest George Ovenden, married 16th July 1949, to Vera Olive Elizabeth JARRETT, aged 23 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Ernest Henry Jarrett

 

F. OVERTON, OD, HMS St. Angelo, the Naval Shore base, died 7th April 1942

 

Evelyn Ann OWEN, born 25th March 1933, the daughter of Evelyn Rachael Eva Owen, nee Caldecott and Arthur Hancock Owen, Warrant Officer, HMS Defender. Mediterranean Destroyer Flotilla, Malta. Baptised by the Reverend Charles Paton, Chaplain, R.N., at St.Michael’s Chapel, Malta Dockyard

 

P. OWEN, Leading Seaman, died on the destroyer HMS Mohawk, when it was sunk by enemy fire 16th April 1941

 

George Bolster OWENS, aged 26 years, bach, Assistant Paymaster, HMS Bulwark, the son of John Owens, Physician and Surgeon, married 2nd November 1905 to, Mary Dorothea BARLOW, aged 24 years, spinster, the daughter of Major John MacDonald Barlow

 

Gilbert OXLEY, aged 29 years, bachelor, ERA, the  son of George Oxley, married 22nd November 1911 to, Grace Annie LEWIS, aged 28 years, spinster, Teacher, the daughter of George Lewis

 

Joseph PACE, E/LX21000, died 9th June 1940, on board the Aircraft Carrier HMS Glorious, when his ship was sunk off the Norwegian Coast by the German Battleships Gneisenau and Scharnhorst

 

Michael Charles PACKHAM, the son of Doris Belinda and George Douglas Packham, 74 Strada Ridolfo, Sliema, Warrant Officer, Royal Navy, born 10th February 1933

 

W. PACKWOOD-LEDDY, Leading Steward, died 12th August 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Cairo. Part of the escort to Convoy ‘Pedestal’ from Gibraltar to Malta, they were attacked by enemy forces when between Sicily and Tunisia. His ship was struck by torpedoes from the Italian submarine Axum, and had to be sunk by HMS Pathfinder

 

A.R. PAGE, S.A., died 12th August 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Nigeria. As part of the escort to the ‘Pedestal’ Convoy, the ship came under attack from Italian and German aircraft during the day, but at dusk was hit by torpedoes fired by the Italian submarine Axum, and sustained damage, causing her to return to Gibraltar

 

L.F. PAGE, Sub-Lieutenant, died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily. She received direct hits, amongst others on the Wardroom and the Petty Officer Mess, fires raged out of control, and she had to be abandoned. Survivors were taken on board the Cruiser HMS Gloucester and the destroyer HMS Diamond

 

J.P. PAGE, Stoker, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

Rosaline June PAGE, aged 20 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Walter Henry Page, married 9th June 1951, to Clement HUMPHREYS, aged 23 years, bachelor, Petty Officer, R.N., HMS Falcon Hal Far, the son of William Humphreys

 

Derek Brian PALMER, aged 20 years, bachelor, Able Seaman, R.N., HMS Daring, the son of Harry Palmer, married 27th February 1954, to Sheila May Doreen ENDICOTT, aged 16 years, spinster, the daughter of William Herbert Endicott

 

Frank PALMER, born 12th August 1876, baptised 1908, the son of Morris and Selina Palmer, ERA, R.N.

 

Frank Walter PALMER, born 22nd July 1932, the son of Alica and Walter Reginald Palmer, Leading Signalman, Royal Navy

 

John Littleton PALMER, the son of Winifred and Henry Palmer, Howard Street, Sliema, Chief Petty Officer, Royal Navy, born 19th January 1933

 

Wilfred George PALMER, born 15th October 1908, the son of Frank and Sarah Jane Palmer, ERA, R.N.

 

William George PALMER, aged 34 years, bachelor, Sick Berth Steward, HMS Aboukir, the son of William George Palmer deceased, married 6th August 1908 to, Lilla Caroline Ellen LODGE, aged 36 years, spinster, the daughter of Jesse Lodge deceased

 

Eric Charles PANNALL, aged 23 years, bachelor, Naval Officer, HMS Clyde, the son of Major Charles Pannall, retired, married 5th June 1936 to, Dorothy Millicent PHILLIPS, aged 24 years, spinster, of Church Close, Church Street, Kensington, London, the daughter of Henry Francis Travers Phillips, Indian Police, retired

 

In January 1953, Seaman George PAPPS, HMS Tyne, got into the driver’s seat of a taxi parked near the Royal Navy Picket House in Valletta, and drove off down the steps near Kingsgate, then down Kingsway knocking down Seaman George Wilson of HMS Indomitable. As the car reached St.John’s Street, Police Constable F.Bartolo jumped onto the running board and forced the car to stop. Charges were brought against Papps.

 

Christopher Gambier PARKER, born 12th December 1908, the son of Helen Nina and Harry Charles Frederick Cunliffe Parker, Fleet Paymaster, R.N.

 

C.N. PARKER, Sub-Lieutenant, died 15th June 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Bedouin. Part of the escort to Convoy ‘Harpoon’ from Gibraltar to Malta, they were attacked by enemy forces when between Sicily and Tunisia. His ship was badly damaged but taken in tow by the sister ship HMS Partridge though damaged herself. Italian torpedo-bombers attacked the stricken ship and sank her

 

H.C.F.C. PARKER, Fleet Paymaster, HMS Orion, his wife gave birth to a son on 12th December 1908 at 61 Strada it Torri, Sliema

 

Henry Charles Frederick Cunliffe PARKER, aged 43 years, bachelor, Fleet Paymaster, R.N., the son of William Hennessey Parker, Captain, R.N., married 3rd March 1908 to, Helen Mina COPLAND, aged 38 years, widow, the daughter of Colonel Edward Parry GAMBIER Royal (Bombay) Engineers

 

Henry Walter PARKER, the son of Walter Paddick and Elizabeth Parker, HMS Broke, born 7th July 1905, baptised 28th August 1927

 

Ivor Maurice PARKER, aged 25 years, bachelor, ERA, R.N., HMS Armada, the son of Samuel Parker, married 21st July 1951, to Nora Adelaide COX, aged 30 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Frederick John Cox

 

Jean PARKER, the wife of Brian Parker, R.N., gave birth to a daughter in January 1960

 

Jean Patricia PARKER, born 19th March 1925, the daughter of Joseph Nathaniel and May Elizabeth Parker, Petty Officer, R.N.

 

Reginald F. PARKER, Lieutenant, single, aged 29 years, born in London, on board HMS Renown March 1901

 

Renee PARKER, aged 25 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of John Edward Parker, married 4th July 1953, to John Edward BUNTING, aged 21 years, bachelor, Writer, R.N., HMS Falcon, the son of Walter Bunting

 

K.H. PARKHOUSE, Shipwright, died 23rd July 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Manchester. His ship was part of the escort of Operation ‘Substance’ a Convoy from Gibraltar, when it was hit by torpedoes fired by the Italian E-boats Nos. 16 and 22. An oil fuel tank was hit and the adjacent compartments flooded, also her engines were damaged, so she returned to Gibraltar

 

Sarah PARROTT, the wife of Kenneth Parrott, Chief Petty Officer, R.N., gave birth to a son in February 1961

 

C. PARRY, AB, died on the destroyer HMS Jersey when it struck a mine at the entrance to Grand Harbour on 2nd May 1941

 

Married 26th November 1928, Gilbert Charles George PARRY, aged 38 years, widower, Gunner, HMS Valiant, the son of Charles George Parry, to Georgina Clare THWAITES, aged 25 years, spinster, the daughter of Joseph Collinson Thwaites deceased

 

Reginald St.Pierre PARRY, aged 31 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, HMS Russell, the son of Reginald Coleridge Parry, Royal Dublin Fusiliers retired, married 16th February 1911 to, Violet Beatrice WAYMOUTH, aged 19 years, spinster, the daughter of Frederick Richard Waymouth, Fleet Paymaster, R.N.

 

Rosalee PARSONAGE, the wife of Petty Officer James Parsonage, gave birth to a daughter in April 1960

 

John Edward PARTLETON, Leading Seaman, C/J 108856, lost his life in the submarine Upholder on 14th April 1942

 

L. PASCOE, Stoker Petty Officer, died when HMS Kandahar hit a mine and sank 19th December 1941

 

David John PASSELLS, the son of Doris Minnie and Keith Charles Passells, ‘Leviathan’, Old College Street, Sliema, Supply Petty Officer, Royal Navy, born 1st March 1934

 

Stoker J. PASZEK, died 25th March 1942. A crew member of the Polish submarine Sokol, (formerly HMS Urchin), attached to 10th Submarine Flotilla.

 

H.W. PATMORE, Leading Seaman, died 23rd July 1941, on board the destroyer HMS Fearless, which was escorting Convoy ‘Substance’ from Gibraltar. His ship was badly damaged by Italian aircraft south of Sardinia, and sunk

 

William D. PATON, Lieutenant, single, aged 26 years, born in Fernihurst, Jedburgh, Scotland, on board HMS Ramillies in March 1901

 

George Henry PAYNE, aged 27 years, bachelor, Joiner, HMS Diligence, the son of George Henry Payne, married 24th February 1923 to, Bertha Elizabeth ADAMS, aged 20 years, spinster, the daughter of Oscar Sydney Adams

 

Stanley PAYNE, aged 24 years, bachelor, Stoker, HMS Otway, the son of Harry Payne, married 19th August 1933 to, Hetty Elizabeth BRACHER, aged 19 years, spinster, the daughter of Tom Bracher

 

W.H. PAYNE, Leading Seaman, died 12th August 1942, on board the cruser HMS Kenya, when his ship was part of the escort for the ‘Pedestal’ Convoy

 

Archibald Rex Russell PEACOCK, aged 29 years, bachelor, Third Officer, HMS Wahine, the son of Leonard Russell Peacock, married 9th May 1916 to, Margaret Kathleen MAXWELL, aged 25 years, spinster, the daughter of George Maxwell

 

Jack Edward Armand PEALLING, aged 32 years, bachelor, Petty Officer, R.N., HMS Magpie, the son of William Thomas Pealling, married 22nd December 1951, to Olive Mabel PRETTYMAN, aged 34 years, spinster, Lance Corporal, Women’s Royal Army Corps, the daughter of Ernest Charles Prettyman

 

A.J. PEARCE, AB, died 10th January 1941, on board the destroyer HMS Gallant, which was escorting a Convoy, when it struck a mine that shattered the ship’s bows. Over 60 men were killed and another 25 injured. The ship was irreparably damaged but towed into Grand Harbour and beached beneath Crucifix Hill

 

Joan Edith PEARCE, the daughter of Ethel Elizabeth and Stanley Richard Pearce, 91 Strada San Elena, Sliema, Royal Navy, born 26th March 1931

 

Mary PEARCE, aged 19 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Alfred Pearce, married 5th January 1953, to Peter Hugh ROBINSON, aged 22 years, bachelor, L.R.E.M., R.N., HMS Phoenicia, the son of Hugh Robinson

 

William C. PEARMAN, Petty Officer 1st Class, single, aged 33 years, born in Dover, Kent, on board HMS Tyne in March 1901

 

Ronald Reginald PEARN, Chief Petty Officer, serving in the Royal Navy, November 1952. The son of Reginald  Frederick Pearn, deceased, born in Cornwall. Living at 2 St. Thomas Street, Birzebuggia, with his wife Netta June Pearn, nee Smith

 

J. PEARSALL, Petty Officer, HMS St. Angelo, the Naval Shore base, died 10th April 1942

 

Greville Arbuthnot PEARSE, born 29th October 1906, the son of Nina Katherine and Herbert Henry Pearse, Staff Surgeon, R.N.

 

Ian PEARSON, Royal Navy, serving on HMS Daring, in November 1953. The son of Joseph Pearson, born in Rochdale, Lancashire

 

J. PEARSON, Cook, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

R. PEARSON, AB, HMS St. Angelo, the Naval Shore base, died 13th August 1940

 

R.W. PEARSON, OD, on board the destroyer HMS Hasty, died 15th June 1942, when his ship was attacked by an E-Boat and sunk

 

Jack PERCIVAL, aged 24 years, bachelor, Leading Seaman, R.N., HM Submarine Talent, the son of Thomas Percival, married 2nd December 1950 to Adelaide Joyce HOCKING, aged 26 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Walter Hocking

 

G.W. PEET, OD, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

M. PELLOW, AB, died 23rd July 1941, on board the destroyer HMS Fearless, which was escorting Convoy ‘Substance’ from Gibraltar. His ship was badly damaged by Italian aircraft south of Sardinia, and sunk

 

R.H.S. PEMBERTON, Lieutenant, died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily. She received direct hits, amongst others on the Wardroom and the Petty Officer Mess, fires raged out of control, and she had to be abandoned. Survivors were taken on board the Cruiser HMS Gloucester and the destroyer HMS Diamond

 

Marjorie Louise Linzee PENFOLD, born 20th February 1903, the daughter of Isabella Elizabeth and Montague Augustus Penfold, Paymaster, R.N.

 

Married 21st December 1908, Zaccheus Peter PENTECOST, aged 28 years, bachelor, Stoker, HMS Ardent, the son of Zaccheus Pentecost, to Concetta FARRELL, aged 41 years, widow, the daughter of Agostino Tanti deceased

 

Frederick William PERKINS, Leading Stoker, P/KX 84691, lost his life in the submarine Upholder on 14th April 1942

 

H.R. PERREN, Leading Cook, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

Robert William PERRIE, born 9th September 1923, the son of Ellen Agnes and Petty Officer William Robertson Perrie, Royal Navy

 

Allan Raymond PERRING, born 24th October 1927, the son of John Jabb and Ethel Emily Perring, Yeoman of Signals, R.N.

 

Harold Hepworth PERRING, aged 29 years, bachelor, Engineer Lieut-Commander, R.N., the son of George Perring, married 16th February 1915 to, Florence Lucy BALE, aged 27 years, spinster, the daughter of Thomas Henry Triscutt Bale deceased

 

John Harold Hepworth PERRING, baptised 25th March 1916, the son of Florence Lucy and Harold Hepworth Perring, Engineer, Lieut-Commander, Royal Navy

 

A.J. PERRY, Petty Officer, died 12th August 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Nigeria. As part of the escort to the ‘Pedestal’ Convoy, the ship came under attack from Italian and German aircraft during the day, but at dusk was hit by torpedoes fired by the Italian submarine Axum, and sustained damage, causing her to return to Gibraltar

 

Charles Edward PERRY, aged 22 years, bachelor, Shipwright, HMS Assistance, the son of Edward Thomas Perry, married 4th May 1925 to, Emily Annie HAINES, aged 23 years, spinster, the daughter of George Haines

 

Samuel Harvey PERRY, aged 25 years, bachelor, ERA, HMS Coventry, the son of Samuel Perry, married 26th February 1935 to, Nellie Edith NICHOLAS, aged 21 years, spinster, the daughter of Frederick Alfred Nicholas

 

William PERRY, Leading Stoker, HMS Orwell, died 30th January 1903. See BROOKS for details

 

Geraldine Sonia PERTWEE, aged 23 years, spinster, Third Officer, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Captain Herbert Guy Pertwee, Royal Navy, married 10th August 1945, to Geoffrey Aubrey Hardman LAMBERT, aged 28 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, R.N.R., HMS Euroclydon, the son of Vice Admiral Aubrey Lambert

 

Emanuel PESCI, E/LX22099, died 14th October 1939, on board the Battleship HMS Royal Oak, when it was torpedoed in Scapa Flow, Scotland, by the German U-Boat U-47. The ship sank with the loss of over 830 officers and men

 

D.J. PESKETT, Steward, died 22nd December 1940, HMS Hyperion

 

John Richard PESTELL, born 21st November 1916, the son of Frank and Winifred Pestell, Chief Warrant Officer, R.N.

 

Mary PESTELL, born 25th March 1915, the daughter of Frank and Winifred Pestell, Warrant Officer, R.N.

 

Vincent Rawson PETCH, aged 40 years, bachelor, Chief Steward, HMS Sun Temple, the son of John Petch, married 16th August 1923 to, Jessie May BURTON, aged 39 years, spinster, the daughter of Sydney Burton

 

David Edward PETERS, the son of Sylvia Rose and Cyril Peters, Old College Street, Sliema, E.R.A., Royal Navy, born 22nd December 1936

 

J.J. PETERS, Stoker 1st Class, died 22nd March 1942, on the destroyer HMS Kingston. The ship was later taken into the drydock for repair where she was severley damaged by German bombing on 11th April, and was subsequently sunk as a blockship

 

Doreen PETTITT, the wife of James Pettitt, Radio Operator, Royal Navy, gave birth to a son in December 1960

 

E.A.J. PEYMAN, AB, died on the destroyer HMS Jersey when it struck a mine at the entrance to Grand Harbour on 2nd May 1941

 

J.J. PHELAN, Leading Seaman, died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Gloucester. His ship was part of an escort to a Malta Convoy when it came under attack from German JU-87 dive bombers based in Sicily, and sustained some damage

 

Ewart Walter Lewis PHELPS, a Fitter, HM Dockyard Malta, born 21st January 1890 in Pembroke Dock, South Wales, the son of George and Sarah Ann Phelps. Died 20th January 1918, aged 28 years. He was travelling on the Armed Boarding Steamer HMS Louvain, which was torpedoed by the German U-boat U22 in the Aegean Sea

 

Patrick William O’Hara PHIBBS, born 13th January 1902, the son of Kathleen and Bertram Owen Phibbs, Lieutenant, R.N.

 

Adelaide Elizabeth PHILLIPS, aged 23 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of David G. Phillips, married 6th January 1951, to Ernest Philip LOVELL, aged 30 years, bachelor, O.R., R.N., HMS Cheviot, the son of Philip Carl Lovell

 

F.A. PHILLIPS, OD, died 15th June 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Airedale. His ship was part of the escort for the Convoy ‘Vigorous’ from Alexandria, protecting eleven merchant ships. During the afternoon of the 15th the Convoy was attacked by German dive-bombers, and no less than twelve aircraft targeted HMS Airedale, and left it a smouldering wreck. The after end was completely gone and it is believed that her own ammunition or depth charge store had exploded

 

H.J. PHILLIPS, AB, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

J.A. PHILLIPS, Musician, died 12th August 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Nigeria. As part of the escort to the ‘Pedestal’ Convoy, the ship came under attack from Italian and German aircraft during the day, but at dusk was hit by torpedoes fired by the Italian submarine Axum, and sustained damage, causing her to return to Gibraltar

 

L.F. PHILLIPS, OD, died 22nd March 1942, on the cruiser HMS Cleopatra. The ship was part of the escort force with Convoy MW10 from Alexandria when they met several ships of the Italian Navy and HMS Cleopatra sustained some damage in the ensuing battle

 

Thomas PHILLIPS, Chief E.R.A., serving on HMS Severn, in April 1937

 

Edward H. PHILLPOTTS, Lieutenant, single, aged 29 years, born in Tavistock, Devon, on board HMS Renown March 1901

 

Arthur Thomas PHILPOTTS, aged 30 years, bachelor, Stoker, HMS Lucia, the son of Edith Philpotts, married 1st January 1926 to, Elizabeth Gow YOUNG, aged 22 years, spinster, the daughter of James Young

 

Dorothy Frances PIDDINGTON, born 9th July 1921, the daughter of Francis Albert and Nellie Elizabeth Piddington, ERA, R.N.

 

Married 15th June 1920, Francis Albert PIDDINGTON, aged 23 years, bachelor, ERA, Royal Navy, HMS Blenheim, the son of Albert Augustus Piddington, to Nellie Elizabeth SLADE, aged 25 years, spinster, the daughter of William Slade, Commissioned Gunner R.N.

 

John Robert PIDGLEY, AB, the son of John Pidgley, born in Sussex, serving on HMS Token, in April 1950

 

Married in Maddalena Church, at the end of Strada Mercanti, Valletta on Monday 21st January 1924, Ellen Eva PIERCE, the daughter of Commander Frank Pierce, Royal Navy, to Captain Colin Pickthall, R.A.O.C., conducted by Fr.Bugeja

 

James Leslie PHILLIPS, aged 33 years, bachelor, Sick Bay Petty Officer, Royal Naval Hospital, the son of William Scott Phillips, married 30th June 1939 to Aza Platanida WATERS, aged 35 years, widow, Housekeeper, the daughter of Victor MERSKY

 

John Robert PIDGLEY, Able Seaman, serving on HMS Token, in April 1950. The son of John Pidgley, born in Sussex

 

A. PIKE, OD, died 22nd March 1942, on the cruiser HMS Cleopatra. The ship was part of the escort force with Convoy MW10 from Alexandria when they met several ships of the Italian Navy and HMS Cleopatra sustained some damage in the ensuing battle

 

David Arthur PILLEY, aged 22 years, bachelor, Leading Telegraphist, R.N., HMS Ricasoli, the son of Arthur Sidney Valentine Pilley, married 3rd January 1953, to Daphne Doreen RIDGWAY, aged 25 years, spinster, the daughter of Reginald John Ridgway

 

Philip Raymond PILLIER, aged 24 years, bachelor, Able Seaman, Royal Navy, HMS Dieppe, the son of Alec Pillier, married 19th September 1949, to Rita Veronica FREEDMAN, aged 20 years, spinster, the daughter of Barney Freedman

 

William PINDER, aged 38 years, widower, Petty Officer, HMS Bulldog, the son of Frederick Pinder, married 20th May 1914 to, Florence WATSON, aged 27 years, spinster, the daughter of George Watson deceased

 

George Frederick PINE, aged24 years, bachelor, Paymaster Lieutenant, HMS Iron Duke, the son of Walter Ernest Pine, married 7th September 1920 to, Ermyntrude Violet THOMSON, aged 28 years, divorced, the daughter of Frank Thomas EVE

 

M.D. PINHORN, Ord. Signalman, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

Brian PIRIE, the son of Mary Morrison and George Henry Pirie, 56 Old College Street, Sliema, E.A., Royal Navy, born 10th December 1933

 

Married 2nd September 1918, John Alfred PITT, aged 23 years, bachelor, AB Gunlayer, HMS Egmont, the son of George Pitt, Fishmonger, to Alice ANDREWS, aged 22 years, spinster, the daughter of William Andrews

 

Wilfrid PITTAWAY, aged 22 years, bachelor, Leading Stoker, R.N., HMS Phoenicia, the son of Henry James Pittaway, married 28th April 1945, to Olive May HURCOMBE, aged 21 years, spinster, Women’s Royal Naval Service, the daughter of Charles Ronald Albert Hurcombe

 

Lieut-Commander PIZEY, Commanding Officer of HM Submarine Porpoise, in 1942

 

Gerald PIZZUTO, PO Stoker, E/KX87270, HM Drifter Eddy, died 26th May 1942

 

H.C. PLAYER, Gunner, died 11th January 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Southampton. His ship was part of the escort for Convoy ‘MW5˝’ when it was attacked by German Ju-87 dive-bombers from Sicily. She received direct hits, amongst others on the Wardroom and the Petty Officer Mess, fires raged out of control, and she had to be abandoned. Survivors were taken on board the Cruiser HMS Gloucester and the destroyer HMS Diamond

 

William Arthur Hayden PLAYFAIR, aged 25 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, HMSGlorious, the son of Arthur Wyndham Playfair, married 18th November 1938 to, Mary GASKELL, aged 26 years, spinster, the daughter of Frank Hill Gaskell

 

F.W. PLUMB, Leading Stoker, died 10th January 1941, on board the destroyer HMS Gallant, which was escorting a Convoy, when it struck a mine that shattered the ship’s bows. Over 60 men were killed and another 25 injured. The ship was irreparably damaged but towed into Grand Harbour and beached beneath Crucifix Hill

 

James Arthur PLUMMER, the son of Margaret Elizabeth and Wilfred Allan Plummer, 59 Strada Imrabat, Sliema, E.R.A., Royal Navy, born 29th October 1828

 

Joan PLUMMER, born 7th February 1924, the daughter of Ernest James and Elsie Plummer, Regulating P.O., R.N.

 

James Kenneth Gordon POAT, aged 25 years, bachelor, Petty Officer, Royal Navy, HMS Falcon, the son of Henry Bray Poat, married 27th November 1948, to Marian Evelyn PHILPOT, aged 23 years, spinster, the daughter of Reginald Walter Philpot

 

C. POCHON, Petty Officer, died 15th June 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Cairo

 

Emmanuele POGGI, Able Seaman, single, aged 20 years, born in Malta, on HMS Renown in 1901

 

J.N. POINGDESTRE, ERA, died 24th March 1942, on the destroyer Southwold. She was towing the cargo ship Breconshire part of convoy MW.10 from Alexandria that had been attacked earlier that day, when she struck a mine off Zonqor Point

 

Joan Catharina POLAND, born 29th March 1921, the daughter of John Roberts and Lydia Catharina Poland, Lieutenant, R.N.

 

Married 19th January 1920, Arthur Harry POLHILL, aged 29 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, Royal Navy, HMS Steadfast, the son of Cecil Polhill, to Elizabeth MARTINDALE, aged 19 years, spinster, the daughter of Cecil Sydney De Butts Martindale

 

Charles POLIDANO, Steward, E/LX25652, died 11th May 1942, on board the destroyer HMS Lively, sunk by German JU-88 aircraft south of Crete

 

Francis POLIDANO, Steward, E/LX28325, died 9th June 1940, on board the Aircraft Carrier HMS Glorious, when his ship was sunk off the Norwegian Coast by the German Battleships Gneisenau and Scharnhorst

 

James William Thomas Dixon POLLARD, aged 24 years, bachelor, Leading Telegraphist, HMS Bryony, the son of Jim Pollard, married 4th November 1924 to, Nora May RICHARDS, aged 25 years, spinster, the daughter of Sidney Richards

 

Robert William POOK, aged 29 years, bachelor, Leading Signalman, HMS Caledon, the son of William Pook, married 14th May 1930 to, Mary Kathleen SMITH, aged 22 years, spinster, the daughter of Thomas Robert Smith

 

James POOLE, Boatswain, married, aged 32 years, born in onport, on board HMS Tyne in March 1901

 

E.E. POOLEY, OD, HMS Welshman, died 1st February 1943. The ship was proceeding to Alexandria when it was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-617, and sank after three hours with the loss of over 150 Royal Navy officers and men, plus a number of soldiers and airmen who were also on board

 

J.D. POOLEY, Midshipman, died 23rd July 1941, on board the cruiser HMS Manchester. His ship was part of the escort of Operation ‘Substance’ a Convoy from Gibraltar, when it was hit by torpedoes fired by the Italian E-boats Nos. 16 and 22. An oil fuel tank was hit and the adjacent compartments flooded, also her engines were damaged, so she returned to Gibraltar

 

Charles Guy POPE, aged 28 years, bachelor, Writer, HMS Egmont, the son of Charles Pope retired, R.N., married 8th September 1915 to, Gertrude May JAMES, aged 23 years, spinster, the daughter of  David James

 

Michael Donald POPE, aged 23 years, bachelor, Lieutenant, HMS Oswald, the son of Commander Roland Kyrle Cecil Pope, Royal Navy, married 12th January 1940 to Elizabeth KELSO, aged 20 years, spinster, from Idehurst, Kindford, Sussex, the daughter of Hugh Andrew Kelso

 

Paul PORTANIER, Steward, E/LX22369, died 5th April 1942, on board the cruiser HMS Cornwall, when his ship was sunk by Japanese aircraft in the Indian Ocean

 

Married 19th July 1917, Herbert William PORTCH, aged 40 years, bachelor, Engineer Lieut-Commander, Royal Navy, the son of Edwin Portch, to Kathleen Beryl PARKER, aged 25 years, spinster, V.A.D., the daughter of George Fisher Parker