Book Reviews Foreword by Gloria Smith (nèe West) Percival Crabb's eyewitness account of the sinking and his eventual rescue Revision details Roll of Honour List of Survivors
It gives the author great pleasure to announce that the revision of 'Passage to Destiny' is now back in print, as from 6 August 2015. To place an order for this 'very limited edition and signed copy of a very beautiful hardback book' please send an email to the address below. firstname.lastname@example.org The cost is £24.00p, plus postage (£2.85p if within the boundaries of the United Kingdom, making a total of £26.85p).
Poignant letter written by Myrtle Dempster, sister of 22 year old Alan Keith Jackman Dempster, who was sadly lost in the troopship Khedive Ismail:
'The book Passage to Destiny is very interesting, although sad to read. I was amazed at my ignorance of such battles and how all this was kept secret from the public at that time. I wonder what else they have hidden from us. I feel more relieved knowing more about my young brother's death, the uncertainty of past years has always bothered me.'
Pictures of the following people appear in the revision:
Percival Crabb Roderick William Macaulay Whiteman DSC John Auverny Stevens OBE Kenneth McKay Currie Edith Mary Bateman Beatrice Dunbar Thomson George Edward Waterfield Henry Groom William Robert Howard Norah Munro William Ashley Page Frank George Hack Arthur Walter Lucas George Harry Joseph Redman Phyllis Hutchinson Thomas Benjamin Fox Edwin William Turner Leonard James Docwra Gloria Angele West William Finbar Prendergast Kenneth Cecil Gandar Dower Eric Clifford Horrell Gloria Angele Smith Vera Joyce Crabb Patrick Joseph Breen Roy Henbest Maureen Macaire Brian James Crabb Toshiaki Fukumura Heather Mowbray Smail Helen Murray Robertson Sheila Hamnett Shelagh Robinson Douglas William Harcourt Freer Margaret Joyce Garrett Robert Henry Brunner Cyril Andrews Barbara May Austin James Banks Gladys May Barwell Harold Boaz Mary Elizabeth Breakell Gordon Ernest Carter Patricia Cashmore Reginald Albert Edward Clark Jean Margaret Clark-Wilson Stanley William Cole Dennis George Gumbrell Marie Jarman Barbara Kentish Fred Le Gassick Muriel Emily Leckey Thomas Dick McGillivray Jack Milward Harold Norman Sidney William Pengilly Barbara Pirie Frederick Simons David White Pamela Irene Wyllie
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BOOK REVIEW - MARCH 2016
PASSAGE TO DESTINY
The Sinking of the SS Khedive Ismail
in the Sea War against Japan
This book tells the full story of the loss of the troopship SS Khedive Ismail
in convoy KR8 in February 1944. No fewer than 1,296 people lost their lives in the space of the 100 seconds it took to sink the ship, including 77 women (the single worst loss of female personnel in the history of the British Commonwealth). Carrying 1,511 personnel from the Army and the Royal and Merchant Navies, the SS Khedive Ismail
sank on Saturday 12 February 1944 when torpedoed by the Japanese submarine I 27
in the Indian Ocean. Only 209 men and 6 women survived the ordeal. The submarine was eventually depth charged to the surface by the destroyers Paladin
and Petard, and the book includes an account of their difficult but successful attempt to sink her, a campaign which forced the Navy to attack through
some of the survivors. The sinking of the SS Khedive Ismail
was the third worst Allied mercantile shipping disaster of the Second World War. This book includes many appendices, including the names of the entire ship's complement and includes over 140 illustrations. This is an excellent account about a 'forgotten ship' and I would very highly recommend this book to all our readers.
Published by: Shaun Tyas, 1 High Street, Donington, Lincolnshire, PE11 4TA. Also available (signed by the author/and dedicated - if required) direct from: Brian Crabb Tel: 01275 844229, mobile: 07811582082 or email email@example.com ISBN 978-1-907730-41-2 Hardback 246mm x 190mm, 212 pp illustrated. Price £24 plus £2.85p postage (only in the boundaries of the United Kingdom)
From 1,511 personnel on board only 209 men and 6 women survived the ordeal and became the single worst loss of Allied female service personnel in Britain's seafaring history and Britain's third worst mercantile disaster in the Second World War.
7 November 2015
by Richard Skuse
This review is of the book: 'Passage to Destiny' The Sinking of the Troopship Khedive Ismail
in the Sea War Against Japan (Hardcover).
If you are interested in historical naval history then this is a must buy book. The book tells the story of the troopship Khedive Ismail
in a convoy torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in World War Two and, as the author states, carrying 1,511 personnel; only 209 men and 6 women survived the ordeal which became the single worst loss of female service personnel in the history of the British Commonwealth. It is packed with interesting detail and eyewitness accounts and also includes over 140 illustrations, with line drawings hand produced by the author. This book can be used as an historically accurate reference book, but also is easy to read with many human stories and even in the mist of tragedy some humorous incidences. This book goes all the way to honour all those who lost their lives and the few survivors who were on this ill-fated ship.
PASSAGE TO DESTINY
The Sinking of the SS Khedive Ismail
in the Sea War against Japan
by Brian James Crabb
The SS Khedive Ismail, a troopship in convoy KR8 was torpedoed by the Japanese submarine I 27
on Saturday 12 February 1944 in the Indian Ocean. She sank in less than two minutes with the loss of 1,296 lives. This was a major disaster, the third worst Allied mercantile shipping disaster of the Second World War. Many of the Admiralty papers regarding this tragedy were not released until forty years later. There were many serious issues raised - the inadequacy of the convoy escort, the failure to zigzag, the failure to provide air cover and post the sinking, the decision by two escort destroyers to attack the submarine through some of the survivors in the water. The author, whose father survived the sinking, draws a compelling read based on records, the accounts of survivors and eyewitnesses on other ships. The book includes many appendices, including the names of the entire ship's complement and over 140 illustrations. I knew nothing about this dreadful tragedy. This revised and updated edition is a credit to the author telling the real story of the loss of the SS Khedive Ismail, a story which at the time many wanted to keep suppressed. Hardback: £26.80 including postage and packing (UK) + £12 Rest of the World
Order direct from Brian Crabb, 24 Exeter Road, Portishead, Bristol, BS20 6YF, England. Tel: 01275 844229 or 07811 582082 (mobile) or email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Another recent book review on the Amazon website with the credit of 5 Stars, no less, was reviewed by Janet Whiteman on 8 October 2015. She was married to the late son of the late Captain Roderick William Macaulay Whiteman, master of the ill fated SS Khedive Ismail.
My late husband Roderick William MacAulay Whiteman (son of the late Captain Roderick W. M. Whiteman) would have been so pleased to read both editions of the book entitled Passage to Destiny. He did try to find information about his late father's naval career during WW1 & WW2, but to no avail. It was just the stories his late mother told of their stay in Alexandria and also of her experience returning to the UK with their two young children. Passage to Destiny
- is a wonderful book.
Sometimes a short message touches the heart. this one, for me, did just that. BJC:
Dear Brian I have to confess to having read your book Passage to Destiny
in one sitting! Be in no doubt that your father would have been so proud of your achievement.
Email received 9 September 2015
I have received the books, thank you very much. I would like to add I am most impressed with them, I really wasn't expecting such a professionally finished item. Once again thank you for all your hard work in researching and producing the book which has given us valuable insight into a part of our grandfather's we didn't know about. I haven't given my mother in law her copy yet as she is on holiday but I'm sure she will be as overwhelmed as we are.
Congratulations on such a wonderful piece of work. Best wishes Jane McGowan (Email received 8 September 2015)
Short Note posted on 20 August 2015:
Dear Brian I safely received the copies of Passage to Destiny
thank you very much. What a staggering amount of detail is included, the ship's life and sadly its end. Great credit is due to you. Your father must have had a very frightening and difficult time, as did so many. I am pleased with the fantastic presentation of the book, it will eventually be passed down to nephews and their families; we are a close family I greatly express my sincere thanks to you for the information I now have. Kind regards Very Best Wishes Tony Carter PS It is interesting that the book arrived at the same time as we remember those that were involved in the Japanese WW2 after 70 years. Tony.
To place your order please contact: email@example.com or write to: Brian Crabb 24 Exeter Road Portishead BRISTOL BS20 6YF
THE SINKING OF THE SS KHEDIVE ISMAIL
This is a very moving and extremely well-researched account of one of the most tragic incidents of loss of life to occur in British maritime history. It does great honour to all those who died. and to those who survived this terrible disaster. The author has gone to great lengths to supply exact technical and historical details. What I found most moving of all was the complete list of the names of every person male and female, military and civilian, survivor and victim, involved in this tragedy.
19 September 2015
STIRRING ACCOUNT OF A LITTLE KNOWN TRAGEDY
This is a revised and expanded edition of Brian Crabb's book, originally published in 1997. Such was the success and interest generated by that book, many people contacted Brian with new information. All this has been incorporated into the new book together with many new photographs. A new layout has also enabled the artwork to be better presented. This excellent book is the result of meticulous research and epitomizes the attention to detail that the author brings to all his books. At the same time, it does not shy away from the human aspects of a disaster that resulted in the loss of so many lives and the dilemmas faced by the people involved, notably those in positions of command. It is written in an easy, approachable style and maintains the reader's interest equally whilst explaining technical details of the ship's construction, as well as recounting the fascinating recollections of eye witnesses.
Review by Clive Owen (ex-Major/British Army) 6 September 2015
This is the full story of the loss of the troopship SS Khedive Ismail
in convoy KR8 in February 1944. 1,296 people lost their lives in the space of the 100 seconds it took to sink the ship, including seventy-seven women (the single worst loss of female personnel in the history of the British Commonwealth). Carrying 1,511 personnel from the Army and the Royal and Merchant Navies, the Khedive Ismail
sank on Saturday 12 February 1944 when torpedoed by the Japanese submarine I 27 in the Indian Ocean. Only 209 men and 6 women survived the ordeal. The submarine was then depth charged to the surface by the destroyers Paladin
and the book includes an account of their difficult but successful attempt to sink her, a campaign which forced the Navy to attack the submarine through some of the survivors (this incident inspired a similar detail in the novel The Cruel Sea). This compelling read draws on many eyewitness accounts and previously unpublished Admiralty papers, many of which were not released for forty years because of their sensitivity, for the sinking of the Khedive Ismail
was the third worst Allied maritime shipping disaster of the Second World War. The book includes many appendices, including the names of the entire ship's complement and includes over 140 illustrations. The painting on the front cover is by maritime artist Robert Blackwell. This is the revised second edition of the book. The first appeared in 1997, but has long been out of print. This new edition includes a great many more photographs and many more eye-witness accounts, and more appendices, and there is a comprehensive index. The ship was built at Greenock in Scotland and launched in 1922 as the SS Aconcagua
(owned by a South American company). She was sold in 1935 to an Egyptian line and renamed in honour of the famous nineteenth-century ruler of Egypt. In 1940 she was requisitioned to serve as a troop carrier and took part in many convoys in the Indian Ocean before being sunk in 1944.
Description by Amazon Books - August 2015
Passage to Destiny
The sinking of the SS Khedive Ismail in the sea war against Japan
by Brian James Crabb
This book tells the untold story of the loss of the troopship SS Khedive Ismail in Convoy KR8 in February, 1944. No less than 1,296 people lost their lives in the space of the two minutes it took to sink the ship, including seventy-seven women (the single worst loss of female service personnel in the history of the British Commonwealth). Carrying 1,511 personnel from the Army and the Royal and Merchant Navies, the Khedive Ismail sank on Saturday 12 February 1944, torpedoed by Japanese submarine I-27 in the Indian Ocean. Only 209 men and 6 women survived the ordeal.
The submarine was depth charged to the surface by the destroyers Paladin and Petard, and the book includes an account of their difficult but successful attempt to sink her, a campaign which forced the Navy to depth charge the submarine through some of the survivors.
This compelling read draws on many eye-witness accounts and previously unpublished Admiralty papers, many of which were not released for forty years because of their sensitivity, for the sinking of the Khedive Ismail was Britain's third worst Allied mercantile shipping disaster of the Second World War.
The book includes several appendices, including the names of the entire ship's complement, and includes a generous fifty-three illustrations.
__________________________________________________________ Passage to Destiny
Forgotten story of a doomed ship
It was one of the most dramatic naval encounters of the last war – and yet the the loss of the troopship SS Khedive Ismail has been largely forgotten by everyone outside an ever decreasing circle of survivors and their relatives. Local author Brian Crabb tells the fascinating and genuinely moving story in Passage to Destiny (Paul Watkins Publishing, £14.95p). Brian, who lives in Portishead and runs a garage business in Clifton, has strong personal reasons for retelling the story. His father Percival Crabb (Buster to his shipmates) was one of the few survivors to escape as the torpedoed troopship took just two minutes to slide beneath the Indian Ocean back in February 1944. The former liner had left the African port of Kilindini as part of convoy KR8 crowded with black soldiers from the 301st Field Artillery Regiment bound for Burma, along with a strong contingent of female auxiliaries and nursing staff. But an attacking Japanese submarine succeeded in putting two torpedoes in her engine room, blowing up her boilers and sentencing the majority of the trapped African troops and nursing staff to a watery grave. No less than 1,296 of them lost their lives. Brian's father, who later worked at Fisons in Avonmouth, was one of the lucky survivors - hauling himself out of a porthole precious seconds before the ship went down. Another survivor, Bill Howard, had almost given up hope of rescuing a trapped Wren when escaping air literally blew the pair of them to the surface. But the swimmers problems were not over yet. British destroyers raced in to attack the Japanese sub, dropping depth charges through the survivors. Laconic naval reports admitted this may have added to the casualty list but certainly kept the sharks at bay. The incident was later used by writer Nicholas Monserrat in his novel The Cruel Sea. The Japanese sub was forced to the surface and eventually blown in two, its crew following the Khedive Ismail to the bottom. This is a truly compelling story, told simply and without frills by the people involved and it is also lavishly illustrated.
Review by Simon Harding - 27 February 1998 Bristol Observer
Book Review by Captain Spencer Drummond RN Published in: The Naval Review Vol. 86 No.1 January 1998
In February 1944, this small troopship [Khedive Ismail] was torpedoed near Addu Atoll whilst in convoy from Mombasa to Colombo. She sank in under two minutes and only 215 survived of 1,511 on board. One survivor was Chief Petty Officer Stoker Percival Crabb RN whose son, Brian, has recently interviewed a number of survivors and made an exhaustive search through old records to produce an excellent account of events leading up to the attack; the subsequent A/S hunt; the Board of Inquiry and the reactions of C-in-C Eastern Fleet (Admiral Somerville) and the Admiralty. There are many quotations and reports made at the time and, more poignant, survivors' accounts on how they managed to escape from the capsizing ship and the horror of being depth charged in the water. More amusing was the reaction of a gunner (T) when one after another of his precious torpedoes failed to hit an almost stationary surfaced submarine! The convoy consisted of five small troopships and was carrying some 6,000 personnel, mostly Army. The WWI cruiser Hawkins (not A/S fitted) was the only through escort and Escort Force Commander. Although the convoy speed was well in excess of 11 knots, above which regulations laid down that convoys should zigzag, it was decided not to do so, in part because no submarines were known to be in the area. 12 February dawned fair and calm and destroyers Petard and Paladin joined as A/S escort for the last two days to Colombo. (An intended third destroyer had a defect). They took station one on each bow and zigzagged. At 1433 the Khedive Ismail was torpedoed on her starboard side abreast the engine room and a few seconds later another one hit her abreast the boiler room. She rapidly heeled over to starboard on to her beam ends, broke in two and sank within two minutes. Most of those on board were trapped below although a few escaped through portholes or by getting on deck. Those on deck who were able to get overboard from the near vertical decks were usually sucked down with the ship – not all survived this. Some 30 liferafts floated off as did a few lifeboats, mostly capsized. The convoy dispersed, reformed and moved on whilst Petard and Paladin came back to search for the submarine. This did not prove easy and it was 30 minutes before the first depth charge attack was made on an uncertain target underneath where survivors were scattered – many were still in the water although officers were attempting to herd them together and get them on to rafts. As opportunity offered ships' boats were put down. After over an hour of attacks a large Japanese submarine suddenly surfaced at 1620. As she then appeared impervious to gun and DC attacks and fearing she might dive, Paladin set course to ram her. She failed and ended up with a hydroplane slice in her engine room extending 80 ft aft and was herself in danger of sinking! The Senior Officer, Petard, took over and decided to torpedo the sub with a single shot which missed. So did the next five single shots! Happily No. 7 hit and the submarine sank. Next morning Petard reached Addu Atoll with Paladin in tow thus leaving the convoy with no A/S escort. Higher Authorities were critical of the decision that the convoy should not zigzag. One might also comment on the tactics of the destroyers; however they did 'get their man'. The author considers that more of the Eastern Fleet's limited assets should have been devoted to the protection of human lives nor is he happy about DCs near survivors. Although some of his terminology suggests he is not a naval man he has put together a very good detailed account of a short and tragic incident of war.
I had been discussing my experiences in the Women's Territorial Service (East Africa) during the Second World War, and in particular the tragic sinking of the troopship Khedive Ismail on 12 February 1944, with my daughter Maureen. As a result she suggested that I made notes about the incident. Shortly afterwards I received a letter from an ex-Army colleague asking me for news about her sister, who sadly had not survived the tragedy. I sent her a copy of the notes I had made; I then received a letter from Brian Crabb, who informed me that he was writing a book about the disaster and that he had attended a special 50th memorial service at St Mary le Strand, the Wren's church in the Strand, London, and had been given my notes by Sheila Hamnett, who had part organised the event and been handed them by a family relation. Through exchanging information and answering numerous questions I got to know Brian and we became pen friends. In November 1997 me and my family had great pleasure welcoming Brian and his wife Angie to a two-week visit to Cape Town. Brian's book Passage to Destiny was published in September the same year and went out of print in October 2010. This revised edition, although the main text generally remains the same, is larger than the original version and includes new stories. Additional illustrations include brochures advertising the ship's earlier scheduled voyages from Chile to New York and her pre-war activities in the Mediterranean under her Egyptian ownership. There are photographs of Aconcagua/Teno during building and launching and interior views of the two ships. It also includes photographs of the music room and the pianist, showing the grand piano where Nursing Sister Edith Bateman was playing the Warsaw Concerto during the first concert. She was silenced when the first torpedo struck the ship. There is also a picture of my friend Beatrice 'Tommy' Thomson, who I was sat with on the promenade deck at the time of the attack (we had decided to attend the second performance due to overcrowding); and Bombardier George Waterfield, the man who spoke to me on deck before I jumped into the sea, and a more recent photograph of Kilindini Docks where 54 nurses, 19 Wrens and 9 Women's Territorial Service girls excitedly boarded the troopship Khedive Ismail, after travelling overnight by train from Nairobi. Brian's research has revealed all but one of the Europeans Christian names and most of their ages, both lost and saved, of those on board. There is also detailed information about the naval career of Toshiaki Fukumura, the commander of the large Japanese submarine I 27. I am extremely grateful to Brian, who has travelled far and wide to acquire extra information and wish him every success with this new edition. I feel that his book is a fitting memorial to all those lost as a result of the sinking of the troopship Khedive Ismail and the survivors who have since passed away.
Gloria Angèle Smith (née West) survivor of the SS Khedive Ismail
Note from the author:
When I first met Gloria with my wife Angela, at Cape Town airport, she immediately warmed to us, as we did her. Her written dedication, to me, in the first copy, I feel, is worth recording in this new edition:
Thank you for your fantastic effort in recording a tragic event which otherwise would have faded into obscurity. I hope your book, which is a wonderful memorial to those involved, will be a resounding success.
With Best Wishes
23 November 1997
Percival Crabb's personal account of the sinking of the troopship Khedive Ismail:
I have been taking your Navy News for the past two years and reading it from end to end. Your issue of 1977 gives an account of the troopship Khedive Ismail and HM Ships Petard, Paladin and Hawkins. I happen to be very interested in this story, as I was one of the 199 who were picked up by HMS Paladin on that fateful day of 12 February 1944. I was in the POs mess with seven other petty officers when the troopship was torpedoed between 1400 and 1500. By I believe two tin fish, one in the engine room and one aft under the counter, I was asleep at the time. Immediately she listed over; everyone made a dash for the companionway except yours truly and PO Harper; we both made for the two portholes, which were open. I remember scrambling through and hobbling down the ship's side, stepping over the rolling chock and diving into the sea, by the time I surfaced the ship had gone. I swam to a green smoke canister some thirty yards away, hanging on to this I looked around me, there were several survivors either swimming or hanging on to whatever floated. The convoy had dispersed by this time and it seemed we were left to our own devices; some 200 yards away were two lifeboats from the ship, one upside down, survivors were all making for them so I decided to do the same. I am almost certain the submarine passed under me, as there was quite a turbulence of water and a wake left behind. This was the scene when the destroyers Petard and Paladin arrived at high speed, the submarine must have been picked up on their asdics, because they started depth charging some 300 yards away. I distinctly remember one charge from the thrower exploding just above the surface of the sea. It was a very strange experience to feel the shock waves coming through the water and the almighty thump in the stomach. Luckily, I was still hanging on to the smoke float, which took most of the concussion. Paladin had dropped off a motor boat and sea boat to pick up survivors. I eventually made it to the troopship's lifeboat and got aboard, we managed to row the boat towards Paladin, which was slowly circling us, while Petard was still depth charging further away. We got alongside Paladin and hastily scrambled aboard, among us were three nursing sisters, two wrens and one South African WTS; this was all that was left of their contingents. I remember a seaman throwing me a pair of sandals, as I was barefoot, because the steel decks of the destroyer were very hot. At that moment a large Japanese submarine came to the surface and both ships opened fire and then Paladin started to increase speed, she was going in to ram. We were told to hang on to something solid, as the ship closed the submarine at high speed, the submarine veered off and Paladin struck her a glancing blow, the submarine's hydroplanes tore a hole from the forward boiler room right aft to the engine room, putting the ship out of action, and flooding the boiler and engine rooms. Survivors and crew went about the ship throwing everything moveable over the side to lighten her. I dumped loads of 4 inch shells from ready use lockers. Both sets of quadruple torpedo tubes were turned outboard by hand and fired to lighten ship. On board Petard, six torpedoes were fired at the Japanese submarine, but they all missed, the seventh was fired by local control and did the trick. It blew the submarine in half; I watched the two halves upend and sink with no survivors. The next job was to remove everyone except essential personnel from Paladin to Petard, a tricky manoeuvre, but successfully done and now the job of all jobs, to take Paladin in tow and get her back to safety. After 36 hours of towing we arrived at Addu Atoll where the cruiser Hawkins was waiting with everything from pumps, collision mats, shoring and personnel to get Paladin seaworthy for the long trip to South Africa for essential repairs. All the survivors were transferred to Hawkins which proceeded to Colombo, Ceylon. We were landed a day later beside the dry dock and oiling berth. Terra firma never felt better when I limped ashore. I forgot to say I was recovering from a broken tibia and fibula, after six months in the 87th General Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya. There was a service doctor, his wife and baby son on board the troopship, but none of them survived the disaster; we were all told the ship sank in thirty-one seconds. I myself cannot say; I was occupied in a more urgent matter. Hoping this puts some of the facts right, maybe I'm a bit out with the times, as it is now some thirty years since this dreadful thing happened, and now seems a very bad dream.
Stoker Percival Buster Crabb. The photograph was taken on 1 May 1940, just weeks after his involvement in the evacuation of Dunkirk (Operation Dynamo). He had helped crew a French torpedo boat (either the Bouclier, La Flore or L'Incomprise). However, while lying on the lower after deck, pulling on board waist-deep soldiers from the beach, he was shot in the leg. Luckily for him it was an in/out flesh wound. In August the same year he joined the brand new 6 inch cruiser HMS Kenya. He was forced to leave the ship in August 1943, when he broke his leg while playing in an inter-ship football competition.
A revision of Passage to Destiny is now available from the beginning of August 2015. It contains a lot more interesting photographs, shipping brochures and some more accounts from survivors. The Roll of Honour and the list of survivors is much more comprehensive. There is also brief histories of Toshiaki Fukumura, the Japanese commander of I 27, the submarine that torpedoed and sank Khedive Ismail
and Captain Roderick William Macaulay Whiteman, the master of the ill-fayed troopship. All this extra information has come to light since September 1997, when the first version was published. The price is £24 Sterling plus postage. Pre-orders can be made by email, and a price including postage can be quoted. Pre-payment can be made if desired. To order a signed copy simply contact the author at: firstname.lastname@example.org The author can also be contacted by telephone on: 01275 844229 (or 00441275844229 from abroad) or 07811582082.
__________________________________________________________ Roll of Honour:
List of Royal Navy personnel lost in the sinking of the SS Khedive Ismail
on Saturday 12 February 1944 in the Indian Ocean:
Royal Navy Officers
Bunt Richard Ford (44) Lieutenant (Tana) Merrill Leslie (32) Surgeon Lieutenant Commander (Kipanga) Mickleburgh Leslie William (37) South Africa, Warrant Writer Officer (Tana) Toomey Patrick John (39) Warrant Supply Officer (Adamant) Whitelaw Robert (36) Scotland, Paymaster Lieutenant Commander (Supply) RNVR (Highflyer)
Royal Navy Personnel (including 7 DEMS)
Note: The prefix letters, shown below, denote where each naval rating was originally registered. The letter/letters and number are their official RN identification: C/Chatham (Chats), D/Devonport (Guzz), P/Portsmouth (Pompey) and LT/Lowestoft, FAA/Fleet Air Arm (Bracketed) information after rank/job description denotes that the deceased was on the payroll of a named ship or shore establishment. However, they were all on passage in the troopship Khedive Ismail
to Colombo. Other abbreviations used below are: DEMS: Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships.
Addis Cyril William Croft (22) Stoker 2nd Class (Copra) P/KX 121419 Allcock Albert Edward (24) Stoker 2nd Class (Lanka) D/KX 524747 Allen Arthur Charles (18) Ordinary Signalman (Assegai) D/JX 575731 Andrews Cyril (23) Able Seaman (DEMS) (President III) P/JX 334765 Arliss Reginald Francis (37) Petty Officer (Assegai) D/J 105903 Ashton Edward (21) Motor Mechanic (Lanka) C/MX 621236 Astbury Sidney (29) Able Seaman (DEMS) (President III) D/JX 398234 Baker Ivor Lewis (21) Wales, Stoker 2nd Class (Lanka) D/KX 553594 Banks James (24) Able Seaman (Afrikander) D/SSX 22054 Barker Robert Henry (19) Ordinary Seaman (Tana) C/JX 350669 Barnicoat Harry (49) Petty Officer (Lanka) D/J 39129 Barrett Frank James (37) Able Seaman (DEMS) (Lanka) C/JX 311077 Bennett Norman (20) Motor Mechanic (Lanka) C/MX 622410 Bicknell Kenneth (18) Ordinary Signalman (Lanka) C/JX 571853 Bingham Sidney Charles (33) Ordnance Mechanic 5th Class (Lanka) C/MX 622947 Binns Geoffrey (18) Ordinary Coder (Lanka) C/JX 609074 Birch Ronald Roy (19) Engine Room Artificer 5th Class (Lanka) P/MX 503123 Birch Stanley (19) Engine Room Artificer 5th Class (Lanka) P/MX 117134 Blake John Hodgson (20) Engine Room Mechanic (Lanka) C/MX 95127 Bleasby Frank (19) Assistant Steward (Assegai) D/LX 572948 Blencowe Eric John (18) Stoker 2nd Class (Lanka) D/KX 527840 Bowden William Arthur (19) Stoker 2nd Class (Lanka) D/KX 163128 Bower Maurice Frank (20) Stoker 1st Class (Lanka) P/KX 137967 Brackell William Andrew (19) Stoker 2nd Class (Lanka) D/KX 560488 Bradshaw Sidney (18) Ordinary Signalman (Lanka) C/JX 455080 Bratt Victor Edwin (42) Stoker 1st Class (Lanka) C/KX 126541 Burgoyne Reginald William Arthur (20) Engine Room Artificer 5th Class (Lanka) C/MX 622849 Burt Albert Leslie (20) Leading Airman (Kipanga) FAA/FX 91604 Butler Clifford (29) Wales, Stoker 1st Class (Ironclad) D/KX 134698 Carpenter Reginald Douglas (27) Stoker 1st Class (Lanka) C/KX 127792 Carter Gordon Ernest (20) Motor Mechanic (Assegai) D/MX 510964 Clark Reginald Albert Edward (31) Ordnance Mechanic 4th Class (Lanka) P/MX 98882 Clark William (20) Able Seaman (Lanka) C/JX 315436 Clarke Edward Arthur (22) Engine Room Mechanic 4th Class (Lanka) P/MX 989988 Clarke Harold (18) Stoker 2nd Class (Lanka) D/KX 527719 Cockle Arthur George (21) Stoker 2nd Class (Lanka) D/KX 157935 Cole Stanley William (22) Engine Room Artificer 5th Class (Lanka) P/MX 501954 Colley Harold John (21) Sick Berth Attendant (Assegai) D/MX 100773 Cooke Leonard Ernest (30) Leading Writer (Lanka) C/MX 86810 Cooksey Ronald Albert (21) Sick Berth Attendant (Assegai) D/MX 100202 Cookson John Edward (26) Petty Officer Motor Mechanic (Lanka) C/MX 125945 Cooper Roland (21) Joiner 4th Class (Lanka) P/MX 635914 Cope Mark (21) Engine Room Mechanic 5th Class (Lanka) P/MX 500090 Cousins Walter (25) Stoker 2nd Class (Lanka) D/KX 560490 Crease Reginald Arthur (18) Ordinary Telegraphist (Lanka) C/JX 572048 Creaser Edward (20) Telegraphist (Lanka) P/JX 357194 Crowther Charles Edward (22) Engine Room Artificer 5th Class (Lanka) D/MX 509466 Davies Robert Henry (42) Stoker 2nd Class (Lanka) D/KX 161459 Davy George William (19) Sick Berth Attendant (Lanka) C/MX 112357 Deane Frank William (38) Engine Room Mechanic 4th Class (Lanka) P/MX 99001 Devlin Hugh (22) Stoker 1st Class (Tana) P/KX 106598 Diamond Bryan Leslie (21) Stoker 1st Class (Lanka) D/KX 135429 Dill David (31) Chief Motor Mechanic 4th Class (Lanka) P/MX 96678 Dolan Joseph (37) Sick Berth Attendant (Lanka) D/MX 150403 Dolce Leslie (20) Sick Berth Attendant (Lanka) D/MX 100617 Donlon Patrick Michael (19) Stoker 2nd Class (Lanka) D/KX 566249 Dudley John Dennis (31) Assistant Cook (O) (Lanka) D/MX 533786 Edmonds Edwin George (21) Engine Room Mechanic 5th Class (Lanka) P/MX 124438 Edwards William Rory (21) Sick Berth Attendant (Lanka) D/MX 100690 Entwhistle Derek (20) Sick Berth Attendant (Lanka) D/MX 100691 Ewing Peter Stirling (19) Scotland, Stoker 2nd Class (Lanka) D/KX 560168 Farrell John Joseph (32) Scotland, Stoker 2nd Class (Lanka) D/KX 560427 Fluin Bernard Frederick (20) Stoker 2nd Class (Lanka) D/KX 161094 French Norman William (27) Engine Room Mechanic 5th Class (Lanka) P/MX 502259 Gaffney Peter (19) Assistant Steward (Lanka) C/LX 604427 Galley William (41) Petty Officer Cook/T124T RNVR/238904 (Lanka) Gifford George (19) Ordinary Telegraphist (Assegai) D/JX 405720 Gilby Daniel Barrett (48) Chief Petty Officer (Lanka) D/J 18858 Godfrey William Alexander (29) Shipwright 4th Class (Lanka) C/MX 620621 Goodway Stanley Robert (19) Ordinary Signalman (Lanka) D/JX 424270 Gouge William George (31) Supply Assistant (Lanka) D/MX 614821 Graham Charles (21) Scotland, Stoker 2nd Class (Lanka) D/KX 560170 Gumbrell Dennis George (18) Stoker 2nd Class (Lanka) D/KX 527880 Hammerton Arthur (19) Sick Berth Attendant (Lanka) C/MX 111950 Hanshaw Ronald James (19) Able Seaman (DEMS) (Lanka) C/JX 396607 Harding John Spencer (18) Wales, Motor Mechanic (Lanka) C/MX 622591 Harris William (27) Able Seaman (Pembroke) C/JX 255311 Harrison Cecil Henry (21) Stoker 1st Class (Lanka) D/KX 137877 Harrison James Francis (20) Stoker 2nd Class (Lanka) D/KX 528032 Hartley Alan Hargreaves (19) Sick Berth Attendant (Lanka) C/MX 112060 Harvey Benjamin Frederick (19) Wales, Ordinary Telegraphist (Lanka) D/JX 405170 Hassan James William Simpson (19) Scotland, Motor Mechanic (Lanka) C/MX 621199 Henbest Roy (18) Ordinary Telegraphist (Lanka) P/JX 453801 Henry Joseph Johnson (27) Engine Room Mechanic (Lanka) C/MX 507222 Hilliar Gilbert Henry (20) Sick Berth Attendant (Lanka) D/MX 100694 Hillman Ronald Walter (21) Motor Mechanic (Lanka) C/MX 620510 Hogg Duncan McKechnie (25) Scotland, Able Seaman (Newcastle) D/SSX 29792 Holloway Joseph (25) Engine Room Mechanic 5th Class (Lanka) P/MX 500966 Horton Arthur William (34) Petty Officer (Pembroke) C/J 111627 Housley Derek Charles (19) Sick Berth Attendant (Lanka) C/MX 112056 How Henry George (43) Ordnance Mechanic 5th Class (Lanka) C/MX 703481 Howlett George Douglas (33) Stoker 2nd Class (Lanka) D/KX 596088 Hubbard William Roger (19) Ordinary Telegraphist (Lanka) D/JX 405109 Hudson Kenneth (19) Ordinary Telegraphist (Lanka) D/JX 405110 Humphreys George Henry (27) Stoker 2nd Class (Lanka) D/KX 528054 Hunter Geoffrey (19) Ordinary Telegraphist (Lanka) D/JX 405579 Jefferies Henry Charles William (19) Motor Mechanic (Lanka) D/MX 649134 Jones Alan (22) Motor Mechanic (Lanka) C/MX 105431 Jones Albert (18) Motor Mechanic (Lanka) D/MX 534700 Jones Richard (20) Motor Mechanic (Lanka) D/MX 520970 Kelly Dermot Paul (22) Irish Republic, Able Seaman (Lanka) D/SSX 33432 Kenyon James Valentine (18) Stoker 2nd Class (Lanka) D/KX 527895 Kingston Ronald Alexander (19) Telegraphist (Lanka) P/JX 370565 Kirkham Kenneth (20) Motor Mechanic (Lanka) C/MX 621201 Laming Jack Philip (19) Assistant Cook (S) (Lanka) C/MX 576645 Laytham Richard (26) Leading Seaman (DEMS) (Lanka) P/JX 226142 Le Gassick Fred (21) Motor Mechanic (Lanka) D/MX 510974 Lea Stanley Bertin (36) Motor Mechanic (Lanka) C/MX 622431 Leader Frederick Herbert William (26) Petty Officer Sick Berth (Lanka) C/A 8014 Lloyd Leonard (18) Stoker 2nd Class (Lanka) D/KX 553486 Lucas Arthur Walter (36) Photographer (A) (Lanka) FAA/JX 223754 Macey Edward George (27) Wales, Stoker 1st Class (Lanka) D/KX 145460 Matthews Trevor Jonathan (19) Wales, Stoker 2nd Class (Lanka) D/KX 554126 McEwen Llewellyn (21) Scotland, Engine Room Mechanic 5th Class (Lanka) P/MX 117707 McGillivray Thomas Dick (19) Cook (O) (Lanka) C/MX 110326 McKenzie James Paterson (18) Scotland, Stoker 2nd Class (Lanka) D/KX 527782 Middlebrooke Peter Charles (19) Stoker 2nd Class (Lanka) P/KX 634623 Mills Kenneth (19) Stoker 2nd Class (Lanka) D/KX 527908 Milne James (17) Scotland, Stoker 2nd Class (Lanka) D/KX 527788 Moore James William Andrew (22) Stoker 1st Class RNPS (Tana) LT/JX 130992 Morley Andrew Montague David (19) Ordinary Coder (Assegai) D/JX 609091 Moss Eric Henry (20) Stoker 1st Class (Drake) D/KX 161688 Moulding Arthur Samuel (20) Stoker 1st Class (Lanka) D/KX 135303 Muir Daniel (24) Cook/T124X (Royal Scotsman) RNVR/154161 Muir Thomas Guinea (19) Scotland, Stoker 2nd Class (Lanka) D/KX 512661 Murdock Edward (35) Stoker 2nd Class (Lanka) D/KX 161692 Newman Christopher Thomas (19) Leading Motor Mechanic (Lanka) C/MX 621206 Newnham Eric George (23) Motor Mechanic (Lanka) D/MX 511086 Newns Frederick (23) Engine Room Mechanic (Lanka) C/MX 506669 Nichols Stanley (21) Motor Mechanic (Lanka) C/MX 621474 Noble Leslie (19) Stoker 2nd Class (Lanka) D/KX 527919 Oates Kenneth (21) Sick Berth Attendant (Lanka) P/MX 94451 Oldham Albert (19) Motor Mechanic (Lanka) D/MX 511087 Pearce Percy Edward (37) Stoker 1st Class (Lanka) P/KX 134165 Pengilly Sidney William (21) Motor Mechanic (Lanka) C/MX 621207 Pinckard Gilbert Charles (18) Assistant Steward (Lanka) C/LX 577350 Platt Gordon David (18) Motor Mechanic (Lanka) C/MX 622987 Pratt William James (19) Stoker 2nd Class (Lanka) D/KX 528046 Pullin Geoffrey William Leah (19) Sick Berth Attendant (Lanka) P/MX 111806 Punch Maurice Cecil (18) Motor Mechanic (Lanka) C/MX 622600 Quinn John Edward (19) Able Seaman (DEMS) (Lanka) D/JX 346072 Rate Leslie Ewart (22) Engine Room Mechanic 5th Class (Lanka) P/MX 124436 Redman Frederick (40) Stoker 1st Class (Lanka) D/KX 145124 Reed Adam Turnbull (24) Sick Berth Attendant (Lanka) P/MX 111820 Richards William Charles (39) Stoker 2nd Class (Lanka) D/KX 527671 Richardson John (23) Leading Seaman (Pembroke) C/SSX 24291 Rigby Thomas Henry (34) Able Seaman (DEMS) (Lanka) P/JX 249931 Roden Thomas Samuel (31) Leading Stoker (Lanka) C/KX 93932 Rooke George William Henry (23) Able Seaman (Dolphin) D/JX 150493 Ross Edward Ewen (18) Scotland, Stoker 2nd Class (Lanka) D/KX 527796 Ruby Fergus John (29) Stoker 2nd Class (Lanka) D/KX 562920 Scott Arthur (18) Stoker 2nd Class (Lanka) D/KX 527804 Sexton Sydney Otty (36) Motor Mechanic (Lanka) C/MX 507932 Shaw Donald (29) Able Seaman (Lanka) P/JX 209886 Skelly Thomas Joseph (20) Stoker 2nd Class (Lanka) D/KX 161288 Smith Douglas (25) Able Seaman (Lanka) P/JX 167352 Smith Jack (26) Stoker 1st Class (Lanka) P/KX 94559 Southgate Albert (47) Ordnance Mechanic 5th Class (Lanka) C/MX 26046 Spencer Michael Harold (18) Stoker 2nd Class (Assegai) D/KX 562917 Stobbs Leslie (18) Stoker 2nd Class (Lanka) D/KX 553631 Stoneham Richard James (27) Engine Room Mechanic 5th Class (Lanka) P/MX 501066 Stroud Albert William (18) Stoker 2nd Class (Lanka) D/KX 528082 Stuart Frederick (31) Sick Berth Attendant (Lanka) D/MX 90614 Thomas Noel (19) Assistant Steward (Lanka) C/LX 31232 Thompson Norman Druid (21) Motor Mechanic (Assegai) D/MX 311089 Thompson Robert Eric (27) Petty Officer (Assegai) D/JX 152250 Thorne Kenneth George James (23) Stoker 2nd Class (Lanka) D/KX 527945 Thornsby Philip Anthony (18) Supply Assistant (Lanka) P/MX 614517 Todd Albert Talbot (24) Stoker 1st Class (Lanka) D/KX 93315 Townsend John Thomas George (20) Leading Seaman (Lanka) C/JX 351062 Tunney Norman (37) Cook (S) (Lanka) P/MX 121065 Turner Alfonso Percy James (44) Petty Officer (Assegai) D/J 108036 Tyrer George Anthony Marshall (19) Motor Mechanic (Lanka) D/MX 511094 Uff William Henry (18) Ordinary Coder (Lanka) P/JX 573922 Vaughan David Richard (19) Wales, Stoker 2nd Class (Lanka) D/KX 527951 Wall Arthur (29) Petty Officer Stoker (Lanka) C/KX 83396 Waller Percy Frank (18) Stoker 2nd Class (Lanka) D/KX 527955 Walsh William John (26) Stoker 2nd Class (Lanka) D/KX 527692 Watson David Thomas Taylor (36) Scotland, Petty Officer (Lanka, ex-Pembroke) C/SSX 12916 Weightman Arthur (18) Motor Mechanic (Assegai) D/MX 511090 Weston Charles Edgar (21) Stoker 1st Class (Lanka) D/KX 141060 Wheatley George (20) Motor Mechanic (Lanka) C/MX 622440 White David (29) Engine Room Mechanic 5th Class (Lanka) P/MX 126001 White William Thomas James (23) Signalman, RNPS (Sorsra) LT/SSX 26487 Whitehall Sidney (27) Stoker 2nd Class (Lanka) D/KX 527564 Whitehead Joseph (21) Able Seaman (Frobisher) D/JX 303556 Whittle Arthur (20) Stoker 1st Class (Lanka) D/KX 161299 Wilkes Henry (23) Stoker 1st Class (Assegai) D/KX 117043 Williams Noah (19) Motor Mechanic (Lanka) D/MX 511028 Winter Oliver James John (40) Stoker 2nd Class (Lanka) D/KX 527961 Wood George Frederick (21) Motor Mechanic (Lanka) D/MX 510804 Woods John (29) Stoker RNR (PS) (Tana) LT/X 105305 Woodward Alfred Charles (18) Stoker 2nd Class (Lanka) D/KX 527823 Yeo William James (39) Stoker 2nd Class (Lanka) D/KX 527702 Yeuell Claude Thomas (30) Supply Assistant (Lanka) P/MX 578335
Royal Navy (on loan from HMS Hawkins)
Dempster Alan Keith Jackman (22) Leading Signalman P/SSX 27646 Soskaug Leslie Avon (c. 25) South Africa, Signalman (SANF) 74773 V
Royal Australian Navy (RNR)
Daunt Terence (23) Able Seaman S 4322 Sidey John (21) Able Seaman S 4994 Thornton Rex (22) Able Seaman S 5197 Williams Douglas Joseph (25) Leading Seaman 22033
Newman George Harry (17) Boy Bugler (Lanka) CH/X 3867 Perry Joseph (19) Marine (Lanka) PLY/X 106094
Women's Royal Naval Service
Barden Jeanette Lilian (25) 3rd Officer (Tana) Batten Hazel Mary (23) Wren (Assegai) N/68311 Breakall Mary Elizabeth (22) Wren (Assegai) M/39735 Carlyle Agnes Kyle (33) Wren (Assegai) 40911 Dalton Winifred Beach (21) Leading Wren (Assegai) 42535 Dean Cicely Coppard (31) 3rd Officer (Tana) Fletcher Gladys (26) Leading Wren (Tana) D/9426 Hunter Ethel Margaret (19) Wren (Assegai) 43624 Nickson Aileen Audrey Buchanan (19) Wren (Tana) N/38215 Nye Beatrice Marjorie (20) Wren (Tana) N/46151 Robinson Marion Carson (32) 3rd Officer (Tana) Smail Heather Mowbray (20) Leading Wren (Assegai) R/43136 Stafford Audrey Hilda (19) Wren (Assegai) 60199 Todd Margaret Ponton (29) Wren (Assegai) N/51125 Valentine Helen Morag Jean Leading Wren (Tana) P/21962 White Betty Ramsay (23) Wren (Tana) R/36211 Wyllie Pamela Irene (21) Leading Wren (Assegai) N/47044
Maritime Royal Artillery Gunners (DEMS)
Clayden Sidney George (25) Lance Sergeant 2 Maritime Regiment/5830180 Dowsett Kenneth (23) Gunner 2 Maritime Regiment/1476760 Shimmin William David (30) Isle of Man, Gunner 4 Maritime Regiment/3864572 Sparrow Arnold William (31) Gunner 5 Maritime Regiment/5119681
Royal Artillery attached to 301st Field Regiment, East African Artillery
Allen Aubrey (24) Sergeant 962646 Allen William (30) Gunner 14358464 Apted Leslie (33) Lance Bombardier 1089341 Archer Stanley William (26) Lance Sergeant 957433 Ashforth Levi Albert (24) Sergeant 1606690 Ayscough Raymond Arthur (21) Gunner 14390789 Bamforth Geoffrey Frederick (20) Gunner 14329931 Barclay Henry (25) Scotland, Gunner 3196373 Barden Cecil James (30) Sergeant 6397328 Barratt Percy Desmond William (24) Gunner 14285139 Bartle Frank (20) Gunner 14369465 Bellinger Edward George (33) BQMS 904532 Boaz Harold (29) WO I (RSM) 794758 Boldison George (34) Sergeant 806940 Booton Norman (24) Lance Sergeant 965838 Boyd Joseph Markey (33) Scotland, Bombardier 1093839 Boyes Alfred (31) Lance Bombardier 1079794 Braithwaite Robert Frederick (25) Bombardier 6141635 Breen Patrick Joseph (31) Sergeant 836524 Bridger Alec Ernest (32) Sergeant 1077223 Bromley Fred Henry (25) Gunner 14259449 Brown Donald Olley (24) Sergeant 833319 Brown Harry (34) Gunner 14379678 Buckles Henry (34) Lance Bombardier 14310937 Bullock Cyril (29) Gunner 14355185 Carpenter Sidney Frank George (28) Sergeant 823048 Carr William George (21) Gunner 14271609 Casey James (33) Gunner 1785972 Cave Terence Charles (24) Sergeant 1550698 Chamberlain James (25) Lance Bombardier 940857 Chappell Ernest William (22) Gunner 14271774 Clark Edward Moody (25) Lance Sergeant 950010 Cleary John (30) Sergeant 819314 Collingwood John Frederick (36) Gunner 14309607 Connaughton Joseph Maurice Francis (25) Captain 117507 Copsey George (31) Lance Bombardier 14283946 Cowie Robert (24) Lance Sergeant 891083 Crawshaw Arthur (24) Lance Sergeant 897158 Croydon Peter Charles (25) Captain 165480 Crump Cyril (19) Gunner 14552781 Cutler John Edward Hamilton (22) Gunner 2082094 Daniels Eric George (31) Sergeant 807260 Dare William Henry (36) Sergeant 1072138 Dearing Ernest (24) Gunner 325021 Deavin Gerald (23) Captain 207361 Dickinson Harold (37) Gunner 14551001 Donoghue Charles (37) Gunner 14551003 Dunster Sydney (27) Bombardier 7894344 Earey Raymond John (20) Gunner 14310611 Elliott Eric Allen (19) Gunner 14302697 England Samuel Francis (24) Bombardier 848885 Faircloth Edward John (37) Gunner 14546913 Feeney Martin (26) Sergeant 860764 Fisher Jack (35) Gunner 14513021 Forsyth John (24) Lance Sergeant 922019 Friend Leslie John (32) Bombardier 1156237 Frost Leslie John (29) Sergeant 831643 Geary Adam (33) Scotland, Lance Sergeant 854155 Gibbard Edwin George (33) Bombardier 1152668 Goddard Thomas (25) Gunner 1500107 Grantham George Alexander (39) Bombardier 1061001 Green Walter William (35) Gunner 1152876 Griffiths William Stanley (25) Sergeant 872260 Hardy Frank Arthur (31) Lance Sergeant 820409 Harker John (29) Lieutenant 153539 Hatton Frank Edward (29) Sergeant 791738 Haynes Herbert Leslie (19) Gunner 14315813 Head Henry Graham (25) Major 100918 Hewitt Kenneth Percy (28) Sergeant 885991 Hird Eric (21) Bombardier 1141250 Hislop John Bain (27) Sergeant 951073 Hoad Edward Arthur (39) Bombardier 1122569 Holden Archibald James (25) Lance Sergeant 1131209 Hoptrough Basil John (19) Gunner 14331358 Humphries William Gerald (20) Gunner 14342040 Hutchings Frank (36) WO II (BSM) 1072496 Jenvey Frederick Arthur (25) Sergeant 899290 Jones George (20) Gunner 14267757 Jones James (30) Bombardier 930933 Keet James (20) Gunner 14305525 Lacey William (37) Bombardier 1118345 Lambert Cyril Trevor (19) Gunner 14337820 Lasham Ronald (28) Bombardier 981755 Leahy William Henry (31) Gunner 14512344 Leddington Leslie Arthur (23) Sergeant 1086716 Lennie Thomas (20) Scotland, Gunner 14503926 Lenton Ralph Percy (25) Southern Rhodesia, Captain 214748 Lewis Edward (23) Wales, Sergeant 983657 Longstaff Leslie Charles (23) Gunner 14267536 Lucas Anthony Joseph (23) Bombardier 865790 Lunn Albert (25) Gunner 959192 Macarthur Alexander (20) Scotland, Gunner 14297116 McGregor William (30) Lance Bombardier 819143 McKenzie Kenneth Crowe (24) Scotland, Captain 100373 McLaren Frank William (26) Lance Sergeant 852137 McNab Andrew (24) Scotland, Sergeant 870507 Manning Albert Henry (25) Bombardier 940081 Manton Robert George (20) Bombardier 872839 Martinelli Clement Arthur (26) Sergeant 966600 Mason Aubrey Charles (36) Gunner 14545305 May Cyril Hubert (33) Gunner 1112914 Milward Jack (24) BQMS 892637 Mitchell Peter Horn (24) Scotland, Sergeant 917198 Moore Edgar Cyril (33) Bombardier 1142928 Moore Thomas Charles (40) BQMS 724920 Moores John Henry (33) Bombardier 779786 Murkett Alfred George (35) Sergeant 769745 Natham Trevor Anthony (24) Lieutenant 174821 Nile Harry Archer (21) Gunner 14274738 Norris Edward William (25) Bombardier 947754 North William Ernest (23) Gunner 6353927 Owen Thomas John (25) WO II (BSM) 853978 Pettigrew Herbert (30) Sergeant 875663 Preston Philip Stansfield (24) Captain 187185 Regan George Richard (31) Sergeant 811704 Reynolds Jonathan Charles (30) Gunner 14546956 Riddett John Ernest (20) Bombardier 1135975 RobinsonStanley Edwin (20) Gunner 14299482 Rowberry Henry John (29) Wales, Lance Bombardier 1155047 Russell Timothy Main (36) Scotland, Gunner 1749371 Sanders Ivor Ernest (21) Bombardier 876275 Savill George Thomas (30) Gunner 1757480 Sewell Albert James (20) Lance Bombardier 1156249 Sharpley Roger (37) Major 92224 Shaw Alfred (27) Sergeant 913105 Shilofsky Hyman (37) Gunner 5193006 Simkins Harry (27) Gunner 14506157 Smith Harry (35) WO II (BSM) 1072024 Starkey Edmund James (28) Sergeant 977026 Titcomb Frank (20) Gunner 14277372 Waite Joseph Nixon (21) Gunner 14320219 Wallace Robert William (31) WO II (BSM) 820577 Walmsley James (36) WO II (RQMS) 400459 Walter Jack (35) Lance Bombardier 1145600 Warren John Arthur (20) Gunner 6354177 Warwick William (23) Sergeant 924774 Watson Edward (19) Gunner 14323477 Weaver Wallace (20) Gunner 14267777 Weekes Sidney Edward (34) Gunner 1746537 Weller Harold (28) Gunner 1764932 White Arthur Vernon (27) Gunner 918707 Wood Frank William (25) Gunner 2160737
56th Field Battery attached to 301st Field Regiment, East African Artillery
Downie Robert Gordon (26) Southern Rhodesia, WO I (RSM) X 45
Army – General List. Infantry (African Colonial Forces Section)
Aggett Hudson Boyce (29) Major 322300
Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME)
Boswall Sidney Walter (25) Corporal 5439708 Colley Charles Stanley (36) Corporal 3306422 Dunwoody Alexander Charles (c. 30) Lieutenant 291290 Edwards Patrick Basil (20) Corporal 7589727 Fielding James Andrew (32) Isle of Man, Sergeant 198532 Futcher Herbert Victor (43) Corporal 10565425 Hamilton Robert Middleton (26) Scotland, Corporal 10564370 Lewis Richard Desmond (24) Corporal 161091 Matthews Robert (31) Staff Sergeant 199752 Ross Roderick (29) Scotland, WO II (Armament QMS) 7598317 Smith William Norman (36) Corporal 904919 Taplay Sidney Gilbert (38) Corporal 6851859
Kenya Regiment attached to 301st Field Regiment, East African Artillery
Percival Peter Blayney (20) Kenya, Lance Sergeant LF 3105 White George Harvey (c. 20) Kenya, Sergeant LF 3058
Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (East Africa)
Fittal Lancelot Albert Wilfred (24) Kenya, Sergeant B 407
Army Catering Corps
De Courcy Harold (32) Sergeant 6397177
Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC)
Farrimond Leslie (24) Private 7382261 Florentine Lawrence Herbert William (30) Private 7383558 Odell Samuel Arthur (41) Private 7399361 Pelling George Frederick (25) Sergeant 7359262 Rotherham Ewan Boileau (37) Major 119626 Toghill Herbert Charles (34) Private 73989
Royal Corps of Signals attached to 11th (East Africa) Divisional Signals
Connelly Michael (28) Corporal 2342436 Emery Francis Patrick (22) Corporal 2325293 Hamerton William Frederick MID (29) Sergeant 2323019 Harrison Philip (25) Corporal 2336473 Nichol James Carse (28) Lance Corporal 2571231 Norman Harold (23) Corporal 5885336 Spence Kenneth Hugh Yorke (26) Corporal 2336233 Wood Francis Edward (22) Corporal 2587595
Women's Territorial Service (East Africa) ex-FANY
Austin Barbara Mary (24) South Africa, Sergeant K/541 Calisher Anne (c. 30) South Africa, Corporal K/570 Camerer Constance Hildegard (c. 30) South Africa, Sergeant K/180 Hook Sonia (27) Kenya, Sergeant K/113 Kentish Barbara MID (30) United Kingdom, Sergeant K/200 Le Poer Trench Patricia (21) Kenya, Sergeant K/188 Moojen Florence Fairburn (36) United Kingdom, Sergeant K/253 Thomson Beatrice Dunbar (21) Tanganyika, Sergeant K/233
East African & Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Services
Airey Freda (23) Nursing Sister QAIMNS 260226 Arnott Constance Lillian (43) Nursing Sister EAMNS Atkin Joyce Kathleen (28) Nursing Sister QAIMNS 270574 Barwell Gladys May (31) Nursing Sister EAMNS/EDCC 360 Bateman Edith Mary (41) Nursing Sister QAIMNS 257776 Beecher Grace (49) Nursing Sister EAMNS/EDCC 359 Brown Amy (23) Nursing Sister QAIMNS 274633 Burrows Isabella (25) Nursing Sister QAIMNS 266663 Cashmore Patricia (38) Nursing Sister EAMNS EDCC 371 Clark-Wilson Jean Margaret (31) Nursing Sister EAMNS EDCC 362 Dalgarno Elsie Alice (40) Nursing Sister QAIMNS 208105 Dann Elizabeth Doritha (25) SRN SCM Nursing Sister QAIMNS 250095 Davies Margaret Eluned (33) Nursing Sister QAIMNS 238669 Dervan Gertrude (26) Nursing Sister QAIMNS 266750 Dewar Alice Whitehead (28) Nursing Sister QAIMNS 270637 Dowling Beatrice Olivia (24) Nursing Sister QAIMNS 266662 Dryden Clara Martha (39) Nursing Sister EAMNS Farrelly Mary (25) Nursing Sister QAIMNS 274735 Fitzgerald Catherine Mary (30) Nursing Sister QAIMNS 274636 Harvey Grace Wesslink (47) Nursing Sister QAIMNS 274658 Hastings Valerie Francis (?) Nursing Sister QAIMNS 263805 Humphrey Muriel Christine (24) Nursing Sister QAIMNS 274079 Ievers Eileen Mary Elise (?) Matron QAIMNS 206235 Jarman Marie (25) Nursing Sister QAIMNS 274755 Johnston Maud Fredaline (30) Nursing Sister QAIMNS 274737 Kells Maggie Jane (32) Nursing Sister QAIMNS 274727 Kells Winifred Evelyn (23) Nursing Sister QAIMNS 274733 Leckey Muriel Emily (32) Nursing Sister QAIMNS 208615 Leech Barbara Elisabeth (27) Nursing Sister QAIMNS 266730 Littleton Mary Joyce Wheyrigg (26) Nursing Sister QAIMNS 236448 Maclaren Jean Noel (29) Nursing Sister QAIMNS 238130 McMillan Marion Lennox (28) SRFN SRN Nursing Sister QAIMNS 266937 Moore Isabella (?) Nursing Sister QAIMNS 215107 Morgan Sarah (?) Nursing Sister QAIMNS 274164 Nuttall Phyllis (?) Nursing Sister QAIMNS 274639 Pirie Barbara (?) Nursing Sister QAIMNS 274846 Richardson Sybil Gwendoline (29) Nursing Sister QAIMNS 206418 Robertson Helen Murray (21) Nursing Sister QAIMNS 274402 Senior Doris Ena (27) Nursing Sister QAIMNS 260544 Smith Marjorie (?) Senior Nursing Sister QAIMNS 260546 Spence Isobel (?) Nursing Sister QAIMNS 274753 Taylor Katherine Mary Monica (33) Nursing Sister QAIMNS 266464 Thomas Jane Mair George (23) Nursing Sister QAIMNS 270493 Urquhart Mary Annie Ross (31) Nursing Sister QAIMNS 274611 Walker Kathleen Hewison (24) Nursing Sister QAIMNS 266754 Warwick Roberta Alice (40) Nursing Sister QAIMNS 266463 Whitaker Mafalda Seline (27) Nursing Sister QAIMNS 274344 White Gwendoline May (27) SRN Nursing Sister QAIMNS 274074 Willis Annie Amelia (33) New Zealand, Nursing Sister QAIMNS 209648 Wolseley-Lewis Ann (30) Nursing Sister EAMNS EDCC 363 Young Eleanor Jane (27) Nursing Sister QAIMNS 274629
Mrs Merrill Beryl Elsie (24), Master Merrill Anthony David (5 months) Mr Gandar-Dower Kenneth Cecil (35) (War Correspondent)
(NP: Discharge Book 'Not Produced') Surname/First Name (Names)/Awards/Age/Birthplace/Title (Rank)/DB No. (Re: Birthplace; if unstated, it can be presumed to be England)
Whiteman Roderick William Macaulay DSC (49) Scotland, Master 680798 Lowe Leonard Arnold (23) Third Officer R 239191 Allan William (58) Chief Engineer Officer 427622 Simons Frederick (43) Second Engineer Officer NP Docherty James (30) Scotland, Third Engineer Officer R 162758 Paterson Thomas Coulter (25) Scotland, Fourth Engineer Officer R 204781 Hall John Corbett (29) Northern Ireland, Junior Engineer Officer R 233559 Jordan Horace Terence (30) India, Junior Engineer Officer NP Kidd Charles (27) Scotland, Junior Engineer Officer R 198974 Patrick Sydney Cubitt Matthew (43) Scotland, First Radio Officer 939832 Anderson Albert Raymond (27) Chief Steward R 121206 Mitchell Arthur (33) Purser R 218869
Adye-Curran Dr Francis George (30) Irish Republic, Surgeon NP Rotherham Dr* (*not included in head count because subsequent research has only revealed one person with that surname, that of 37 year old Major Ewan Boileau Rotherham, No. 119626, Royal Army Medical Corps. Son of Frank Herbert and Hazel Durie Rotherham. Husband of G. T. Rotherham of Camberley, Surrey. Major Rotherham's qualifications were: MB (Batchelor of Medicine), BS (Batchelor of Surgery), MRCS (Member of the Royal College of Surgeons), LRCP (Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians of London). He also had honours in Gynaecology and Obstetrics. It is the author's gut feeling that both are the same person and are, therefore, mentioned twice in the list of casualties).
Monie George Percival C. (30) India, Assistant Purser NP Townsend Stanley (26) Canteen Steward NP Burley Albert Edwin (39) Storekeeper 1050777 Lewis Leslie Walter (29) Storekeeper R 150941
Sing Chow Ah (26) Fitter Hong Ah (33) Assistant Carpenter Jong Ah (35) Carpenter
Indian Crew: Engine Room Department
Abdul Karim Golam Ali (35) Noakhali Oilman/Greaser 0013901 Abdul Ali Mubarak Ali (c. 30) Chittagong Trimmer NP Amir Husain Kassim Ali (22) Noakhali Trimmer B 29718 Arzumand Ali Arzu Mian (30) Sylhet Fireman A 34864 Faiz Ahmad Abdul (31) Noakhali Fireman A 36597 Farnuz Ali Amber Ali (21) Sylhet Trimmer 48138 Joynal Abadin Meenat Ali (46) Noakhali Serang (Donkeyman) 032400 Mozam Khan Mohamed Madari Khan (24) Dacca Trimmer B 30723 Munu Mian Abass Allec (52) Noakhali Oilman/Greaser 042417 Muzaffar Ali Kazimuddin (43) Noakhali Oilman/Greaser 065201 Nazir Ahmad Attore Ali (38) Noakhali Oilman/Greaser 091564 Sabed Ali Hamid Ali (35) Noakhali Trimmer A 24997 Safar Ali Sana Mian (35) Sylhet Fireman A 37749 Sayid Ali Abass Ali (40) Noakhali Oilman/Greaser 088610 Shams-Ul-Haq (c. 30) Fireman NP Shamsur Ali Korban Ali (35) noakhali Trimmer A 23654 Sultan Ahmad Hakimuddin (32) Noakhali Fireman A 25491 Tufail Ahmad Abdul Hamid (33) Noakhali Oilman/Greaser A 27002 Tufail Ahmad Idris Mian (27) Noakhali Fireman A 40406 Wali Mian Hashmat Ali (51) Chittagong Fireman 81091
Indian Crew: Deck Department
Abdul Aziz Abdul Majid (34) Chittagong Lascar (Seaman) A 26140 Abdul Bari Moosa Gazi (53) Chittagong Deck Serang (Boatswain) 031899 Abdul Husain Hedaet Ali (23) Chittagong Lascar A 44251 Abdul Khair Tamiz Golal (39) Chittagong Lascar 072299 Abdul Nabi Asghan Ali (56) Chittagong First Tindal (Boatswain's Mate) 79900 Abdul Qadir Nazir Ali (32) Chittagong Kassab (Lamptrimmer) A 27736 Abdullah Jan Ali (c. 40) Chittagong Lascar NP Ahmad Rahman Ali Meah (41) Chittagong Lascar 055349 Ali Ahmad (c. 40) Lascar NP Ali Mian Hamad Ali (35) Chittagong Lascar A 24088 Alim Bakhsh Hakimulah (42) Chittagong Second Tindal 065238 Amir Ahmad Mohamed Nassim (26) Chittagong Lascar A 39592 Anu Mian Mahabat Ali (34) Chittagong Lascar A 27498 Faiz Ahmad Badsha Mian (47) Chittagong Lascar 035821 Firoz Ali Collimoody (43) Noakhali Kassab 052291 Habib-Ur-Rahman Towlad Ali (55) Murshidabad Winchman 038648 Khalil-Ur-Rahman Mohamed Muslim (31) Chittagong Lascar A 50551 Mubarak Ali Samad Ali (52) Noakhali Kassab 87480 Mubasar Ali Jamil Meah (43) Sylhet First Tindal 063947 Mufiz Ullah Sadar Ali (46) Chittagong Lascar 023941 Muhammad Mian Adu Meah (33) Chittagong Lascar A 23628 Muhammad Nawaz Awlad Husain (42) Murshidabad Lascar 068579 Mukdal Rahman Akmal (34) Chittagong Seacunny (Quartermaster) R 1282 Mukhtiar Husain Abdul Aziz (34) Murshidabad Lascar 0015242 Munir Ahmad Ghulam Rubbani (26) Chittagong Lascar A 42191 Nazir Ahmad Jabid Ali (47) Noakhali Lascar 067939 Nur Ahmad Ossy Meah (43) Chittagong Lascar 004011 Nur-Uz-Zaman Amsar Ali (46) Chittagong Lascar 048043 Qudrat Ali Saduck Ali (58) Chittagong Seacunny 36286 Sadiq Ahmad Abdul Majid (28) Chittagong Lascar 039107 Samir-Ud-Din Qarban Ali (48) Chittagong Lascar 056404 Sheikh Abdul Halim (21) Lascar NP Siraj-Ul-Haq Fazlur Rahman (27) Noakhali Lascar A 42713 Thanda Mian Ashraf Ali (43) Chittagong Lascar 066515 Tobarak Shiekh Sadfar Shiekh (61) Murshidabad Lascar 046494 Wilayat Ali Gulam Husain (c. 40) Chittagong Lascar NP Yaqub Ali Ameer Ali (47) Chittagong Lascar 046446 Yunis Mian Abdul Rouf Mian (26) Noakhali Lascar A 44109
Indian Crew: Saloon Department
Alfonso Abel Manoel (29) Goa General Servant (Steward) 23369 Antao Antony (27) Goa General Servant 28372 Azavedo Joao Camil (49) Goa General Servant 91904 Baboo Kashi (23) Allahabad Topass (Saloon Boy) A 41609 Baretts Jose Salvadore (33) Goa Troop Butcher 26531 Bhagwan Lutchman (52) Allahabad Topass 68817 Britto Alfonso (23) Mangalore Chief Engineer's Boy 29134 Chhote Lal Madhob (35) Allahabad Topass A 22401 Correa Pascoal (47) Goa General Servant 3/4095 Crasto Louis (28) Goa General Servant 23214 de Costa Antario Marina (43) Goa General Servant 3/8508 de Costa Victorino (45) Goa Topass 3/930 de Sa Cruz Francis Piedade (36) Goa Canteen Storekeeper's Mate 15857 de Souza Bernard (27) Mangalore Pantrymate 26389 de Souza Casmir (24) Mangalore Vegetable Cook's Mate 36665 de Souza Francis (53) Goa Topass 05748 de Souza Gabriel (36) Goa General Servant 13810 de Souza Jerome (30) Mangalore General Servant 24029 de Souza John (26) Mangalore General Servant 26395 de Souza John (44) Goa Captain's Boy 3/3288 de Souza Ladros (23) Mangalore Baker's Mate 29272 de Souza Pascoal (53) Goa Butcher 2/3017 de Souza Sanon (22) Mangalore Assistant Baker 30201 Dias Domingo Marovigli (43) Goa Second Class Pantryman 415 Dias Joaquim Manoel (52) Goa Troop Assistant Butcher 09403 Dias Salvadore (41) Goa Topass 16227 Fernandes Bernardo (23) Goa General Servant 21734 Fernandes Castadio (39) Goa Iceman 13054 Fernandes Douglas Roque (23) Bombay Troop Assistant Baker 27476 Fernandes Fulgacio Ignacio (35) Goa General Servant 20298 Fernandes Joaquim Philip (38) Goa General Servant 7360 Fernandes Louis (38) Goa Second Cook 4/1091 Fernandes Manuel (24) Goa General Servant 27641 Fernandes Minguel (35) Goa First Class Pantryman 3/3060 Fernandes Roque Francis (51) Goa General Servant 97565 Fernandes Sebastiaô (49) Goa Troop Chief Cook 3/3967 Ferrao Antonio Santano (43) Goa General Servant 4/715 Furtado Jose Sebastio (46) Goa Assistant Vegetable Cook 17887 Furtado Pedro Minguel (44) Goa Topass 2213 Furtado Simon (27) Goa Pantrymate 34265 Gama Baptisto (51) Goa Assistant Vegetable Cook 2/8728 Gama Ramad (35) Goa Troop Second Cook 6082 Gomes A. J. I. (63) Goa Baker 62707 Gomes Domingo Francis (41) Goa General Servant 4925 Gomes Mariano (48) Goa General Servant 2/3569 Gonsalves Salvadore (44) Mangalore Assistant Vegetable Cook 25725 Kalakatti Ghurhu (29) Barabanki Topass A 45725 Laslado Ladru (42) Mangalore Scullion (Kitchen Assistant)18905 Lobo Antonio (37) Mangalore Storekeeper's Mate 17264 Mariel Gonsalinha (55) Goa Topass 81352 Marquis Floriano (26) Goa General Servant 27464 Martins Augostino (58) Goa General Servant 81831 Mathias Vincent (21) Mangalore Butcher's Mate 33906 Menezies Thomas (26) Mangalore General Servant 25719 Miranda Joseph Pascal (46) Mangalore Chief Cook 14275 Monterio Antonio Jose (36) Goa Troop Storekeeper 14167 Monteiro John (43) Mangalore Iceman 12045 Munir Ahmad Wazuddin (42) Noakhali Iceman 067858 Oliviera Raphael (48) Goa General Servant 96756 Pereira Alexio Piedade (42) Bombay Troop Assistant Baker 2343 Pereira Felix (29) Goa General Servant 28472 Pereira Valentine (27) Goa General Servant 25365 Pinto Antonio (44) Goa Butler 3/6977 Pinto Lawrence (33) Mangalore Troop Second Cook 25680 Pinto Pascoal (25) Mangalore General Servant 26382 Pinto Robert (24) Mangalore General Servant 26203 Pires Caetan (31) Goa Troop Butcher's Mate 39876 Rocha Anthonyo (21) Goa Topass 28705 Rodrigues Pelegrino (28) Goa General Servant 22721 Rodrigues Remedio (29) Goa Troop Assistant Vegetable Cook 38012 Rodrigues Sebastio Manuel (33) Goa Second Cook 20493 Sahkur Hasnoo (c. 30) Allahabad Fireman's Bhandary (Cook) NP Sanchis Louis (25) Mangalore Troop Baker's Mate 31484 Sheikh Badshah Abdul Jolil (20) Chittagong Bhandary's (Crew Cook's) Mate A 53508 Tawro Ellias (38) Mangalore General Servant 25628 Vaz Caeton Francis (48) Goa General Servant 08532 Viegas Presentaceo Castanlio (33) Goa Storekeeper 18322
EAST AFRICAN ROLL OF HONOUR
11th (East Africa) Infantry Division 301st Field Regiment, East African Artillery
11th (East Africa) Divisional Signals, East African Corps of Signals
Benedicto Kasirye Signalman N/16515 Francis Musoke Signalman N/14981 Kamau Musa Signalman N/12337 Kisagi Mwambeo Signalman N/14851 Maina Kibata Signalman N/16494 Muse Musyoni Signalman N/15548 Paul Arare Signalman OO/6903 Peter Karamagi Signalman N/16531 Taricisio Otto Signalman N/16562 Were Wambulwa Signalman KML/18793 Wilhelm Joseph Signalman DT/9463
Army Service Corps (East Africa)
Harry Chitokoma Driver 45135 Robertson Chikoya Driver 45368
List of Survivors:
List of people who survived the sinking of the SS Khedive Ismail
on 12 February 1944 in the Indian Ocean:
Royal Regiment of Artillery attached to 301st Field Regiment, East Africa Artillery
Stevens John Auverny OBE (34) Lieutenant Colonel 44175
Blackwood Michael Hill (27) Captain 166359 Boal Colin Kerr Bsc MB ChB RAMC (26) Scotland, Captain 236059 Davies Geoffrey Boverton Redwood (29) Captain 62689 Gale John Urbane (25) Captain 177350 Jeffries G. E. (?) Lieutenant (Royal Corps of Signals) Owens Charles (33) Lieutenant (Quartermaster) 211123 Venning Richard Wentworth (25) Captain 117223
Please note: Captain Richard Wentworth Venning was not recorded on the Nominal List of Survivors initially taken on board HMS Petard
on 12/13 February 1944. A letter sent to the author during August 2010, which was written by Captain Venning on 24 June 1944, revealed details that confirm that he was definitely a survivor of the troopship Khedive Ismail. Therefore his story has been added to the main text of this revision, as has his name to this list.
Adamson Alexande Davie (29) Sergeant 803552 Boucher Alfred James (39) Sergeant AC/1462779 (attached from General Headquarters - 2nd Echelon) Bracken William Hutchinson (25) Private/Gunner 2038636 Clow Raymond Herbert (25) Gunner 1133050 Dewitt Ernest Charles Sidney (30) Lance Bombardier 996670 Evemy Arthur Frank (34) Gunner 14283956 Fenton William (35) WO II (Battery Sergeant Major) 781411 Gilkay Donald Lewis McIntosh (21) Gunner 14255078 Green Walter (c. 30) Bombardier 4465110 Groom Henry (24) Lance sergeant 909291 Hepworth Albert Henry (47) WO II (Battery Sergeant Major) 805735 Meacher Robert John (20) Gunner 1156494 Mole Alexander George William (29) WO II (Battery Sergeant Major) 831727 Peake Albert James (28) Sergeant 826315 Power William M. (35) Sergeant AC/1065184 Roden Frank (32) Gunner 14247216 Routledge William Leonard (29) Gunner 14269079 Smith Arthur Henry (c.30) Gunner 13054528 Smith Lewis Mitchell (31) Lance Sergeant 906976 Thornton John Robert (34) Bombardier 768819 Waterfield George Edward (23) Bombardier 1456397 Wheeler (c. 30) Lance Bombardier 14285252 Williams Charles Frederick Dennis (24) WO II (Battery Sergeant Major) 953527
Women's Territorial Service (East Africa)
West Gloria Angèle (20) South Africa, Lance Corporal K/641
Women's Royal Naval Service
Chessell Dorothy Joan (18) Australia, Wren WRNS/45456 Munro Norah (22) Leading Wren WRNS/59023
Duncan John Anderson (32) Scotland, Chief Officer R 126086 Munday Cecil Henry Richards (35) Second Officer R 36609
Mawlam William (23) Electrician R 289334 Leleu Reginald Ivor (31) Troop Officer R 220687 Thomson William (22) Scotland, Second Radio Officer Special C/1539 Ainslie John Tweedie (26) Scotland, Third Radio Officer Special C/7640
Royal Navy Officers
Brunner Robert Henry Hugh (23) Lieutenant RN Green Hugh Stanley (43) Lieutenant (Special Branch) RNVR Boyle Philip Terence (27) Surgeon Lieutenant RNVR Johnston Andrew Anderson (31) Paymaster Lieutenant RNVR MX 80960
Royal Navy Personnel
Barlow Lawrence Elmer (19) Sick Berth Attendant C/MX 112072 Bowles Cyril Valentine (19) Stoker 2nd Class D/KX 161367 Bowles Stanley (19) Stoker 2nd Class D/KX 157261 Bridges Ernest George William (38) Stoker 2nd Class D/KX 527845 Briggs William (22) PO Motor Mechanic P/MX 116991 also KX 150043 Casey Wilfred (24) Stoker 1st Class D/KX 105121 Cockerell Reginald Charles (23) Engine Room Artificer P/MX 99575 also JX 298470 Cox Vernon Aubrey (18) Leading Motor Mechanic D/MX 510966 also JX 370593 Crabb Percival (28) Petty Officer Stoker D/KX 85084 Currie Kenneth McKay (20) Stoker 2nd Class D/KX 560419 Davis Alfred Arthur George (19) Ordinary Telegraphist P/JX 405921 Daykin Kenneth Ernest (20) Leading Motor Mechanic C/MX 125808 also JX 354353 Docwra Leonard James (21) Marine (Royal Marines) P/X 3183 Field Frederick (18) Stoker 2nd Class D/KX 528027 Fox Thomas Benjamin (18) Coder C/JX 609705 Green Stanley Frank (25) Petty Officer C/SSX 20055 Griffiths Thomas Leslie (38) Stoker 2nd Class D/KX 526565 Hack Frank George (23) Photographer (A) FAA/JX 453857 also F/MX 513437 Halloway Dennis John (23) Engine Room Artificer 4th Class C/MX 53957 Heath Ronald (19) Telegraphist D/JX 453159 Hodgkison Frederick (41) Stoker 2nd Class D/KX 527882 Howard William Robert (21) Leading Signalman – on loan from HMS Hawkins
(MID – London Gazette
– 9 May 1944) P/SSX 35227 Howkey Berryman Ridley (20) Stoker 2nd Class D/KX 161103 Jordan Charles Robert Sydney (22) Able Seaman P/SSX 29472 Mitchell Harry (38) Ordnance Mechanic 5th Class JX 100764 Morgan Samuel (33) Petty Officer D/JX 126143 Ozanno Frederick Charles James (18) Stoker 2nd Class D/KX 577310 also JX 356448 Page William Ashley (22) Petty Officer Sick Berth C/MX 85262 Palmer John Robert (22) Engine Room Mechanic 5th Class C/MX 505902 Parry Harold (23) Sick Berth Attendant P/MX 111640 Pini Patrick Noel (19) Australia, Stoker 2nd Class W 2490 RANR Redman George Harry Joseph (20) Shipwright 5th Class P/MX 61594 Rudd Sydney Ernest (19) Engine Room Mechanic C/MX 622719 also KX 166761 Smith James John Pringle (22) Able Seaman P/JX 157004 Storr Leslie (28) Able Seaman (ex-Merchant Navy/T 124) R 142770 RNVR Turner Edwin William (17) Ordinary Signalman P/JX 573375 Turner Leonard Charles Kelland (26) Petty Officer D/JX 137854 Walker Alastair (33) Petty Officer D/JX 115090 White George (43) Leading Seaman C/J 44739
The discovery of one more survivor, that of Captain Richard Wentworth Venning², means that the Nominal List of Survivors recorded on board HMS Petard
should have been 215 and not 214, as previously recorded.