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Operation Pedestal: Casualty List

“Many of these fine men and their ships were lost but the memory of their conduct will remain an inspiration to all who were privileged to sail with them.”  E N Syfret, Vice-Admiral, Flag Officer Commanding, Operation Pedestal

11 August 1942

HMS Eagle 

  • Able Seaman Sydney Anderson
  • Signalman Alfred Askew
  • Edward J, Able Seaman Edward Atkinson
  • Stoker Petty Officer Eric Atkinson
  • Able Seaman Alfred Baggett
  • Able Seaman Thomas Baker
  • Shipwright 3c Edward Baldwin
  • Chief Petty Officer Cook (S) John Barnden
  • Engine Room Artificer 3c Arthur Barrett
  • Stoker 1c Thomas Baynes
  • Chief Petty Officer Stoker Arthur Bond
  • Act/Leading Stoker Ernest Brooks
  • Supply Chief Petty Officer John Brown
  • Stoker 1c Louis Brunton
  • Act/Leading Stoker Benjamin Butcher
  • Ordinary Seaman Sidney Butler
  • Able Seaman William Callingham
  • Act/Leading Stoker John Clark
  • Shipwright 4c Ronald Coombes
  • Musician John Cox
  • Stoker 2c Daniel Coyne
  • Marine Herbert Creese
  • Chief Shipwright Percy Cutland
  • Ty/Corporal Albert Dacre
  • Leading Seaman Bertie Dagnell
  • Stoker 2c Harold Daine
  • Engine Room Artificer 4c Fred Darley
  • Ordinary Seaman John Davidson
  • Assistant Steward William Davies
  • Stoker Petty Officer Frederick Davis
  • Stoker 1c Oscar Dawson
  • Air Mechanic (A) 1c James Dinsdale
  • Ordinary Seaman Gordon Dixon
  • Ordinary Seaman Charles Donnell
  • Ordinary Seaman Henry Donnelly
  • Ordinary Seaman Jack Eason
  • Stoker 1c Robert G Edwards
  • Steward John Egginton
  • Act/Leading Stoker Nelson Farr
  • Musician Colin Fensham
  • Musician Donald Fitton
  • Ordinary Seaman Alfred Gemmell
  • Engine Room Artificer 2c Thomas Goulding, RNR
  • Sick Berth Attendant George Grainger
  • Marine Roy Granger
  • Act/Leading Stoker Ronald Grant
  • Able Seaman Henry Gray
  • Ordnance Artificer 5c Leonard Haithwaite
  • Ty/Act/Petty Officer Air Mechanic (A) Jack Hake
  • Stoker 1c Robert Hall
  • Stoker 1c William Hamilton
  • Stoker 2c Henry Handley
  • Marine William Hands
  • Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A) Michael Hankey
  • Ty/Lieutenant (E) William Hargest
  • Musician Wilfred Hartley
  • Act/Stoker Petty Officer John Harvey
  • Joiner 2c Douglas Harwood
  • Telegraphist Bertram Hayward
  • Ordinary Seaman Joseph Hearne
  • Leading Air Fitter (O) William Heeley
  • Stoker 2c George Heyman
  • Engine Room Artificer 4c John Hill
  • Stoker Petty Officer Albert Holland
  • Ordinary Seaman Reginald Hooper
  • Air Fitter (E) Alfred Hudson, FAA
  • Musician Stanley Humphries
  • Stoker 2c Thomas Hunter
  • Ordinary Seaman Ronald Jerred
  • Stoker 1c James Jones
  • Officer’s Cook 1c Percival Jones
  • Stoker 2c Noel Judd
  • Ordinary Seaman John Kane
  • Supply Assistant Alec Law
  • Ordinary Seaman Alexander Law
  • Steward John Lawson
  • Electrical Artificer 4c Ronald Lett
  • Ordinary Seaman John Levett
  • Stoker 1c Arnold Lilley
  • Able Seaman William Llewellyn
  • Marine Kenneth Lunnon
  • Able Seaman William Maddicks
  • Commander (E) Geoffrey Mandeville
  • Chief Petty Officer Stoker Clarence Marsh
  • Chief Petty Officer Stoker John Mason
  • Act/Leading Air Mechanic (E) Arthur Mayland
  • Act/Leading Stoker Bernard McCarron
  • Stoker 1c Arnold McDonald
  • Stoker 2c Daniel McGrath
  • Stoker 1c William McGuckin
  • Stoker 2c John McMahon
  • Ordinary Seaman William Mead
  • Telegraphist Francis Merry
  • Stoker 1c Harold Miles
  • Musician William Millne
  • Stoker 1c Robert Milson
  • Stoker 1c Cyril Moody
  • Stoker 1c James Moore
  • Leading Writer Arnold Morey
  • Stoker 2c Stanley Morris
  • Engine Room Artificer 4c Alfred Moses
  • Stoker 2c John Nicholls
  • Chief Petty Officer Steward Alfred Northeast
  • Ty/Act/Leading Signalman Jack Oates
  • Supply Assistant Albert O’Brien
  • Act/Engine Room Artificer 4c Edmund O’Mahoney
  • Able Seaman Victor Parker
  • Marine Arthur Parsons
  • Musician John Partridge
  • Able Seaman William Pearson
  • Stoker Petty Officer Benjamin Pickard
  • Stoker 1c Walter Pounder
  • Able Seaman James Pycraft
  • Stoker 1c William Radley
  • Marine Benjamin Ray
  • Ordinary Seaman William Reed
  • Marine Michael Regan
  • Stoker 2c John Reynolds
  • Stoker 2c Daniel Robson
  • Able Seaman Stephen Robson
  • Ordinary Seaman Leslie Russell
  • Stoker 2c Sidney Searle
  • Act/Leading Seaman Francis Sheed
  • Stoker 1c Albert Smith, killed
  • Stoker Petty Officer Francis Smith
  • Musician Ronald Smith
  • Shipwright 3c Thomas Smith
  • Stoker 1c James Snelgrove
  • Chief Petty Officer Stoker James Southwell
  • Sick Berth Petty Officer William Stevens
  • Act/Leading Stoker William Symes
  • Able Seaman Albert Taylor
  • Engine Room Artificer 4c James Taylor
  • Stoker 2c James Taylor
  • Stoker 2c Edward Thompson
  • Chief Mechanician John Thompson
  • Steward Patrick Tierney
  • Petty Officer James Tiller
  • Leading Cook (O) Arthur Tingle
  • Stoker 1c William Trory
  • Stoker 2c Joseph Twigg
  • Air Mechanic 1c (O) Lawrence Tyrrell, FAA
  • Act/Joiner 4c Joseph Urwin
  • Canteen Assistant Denys Vaggers
  • Chief Painter Thomas Venvell
  • Ordinary Seaman William Wade
  • Chief Ordnance Artificer 2c John Waite
  • Steward Frank Ward
  • Yeoman of Signals Edward Warren
  • Able Seaman David Waugh
  • Act/Leading Stoker James Wead
  • Able Seaman Reginald Welch
  • Able Seaman Wilfred Welch
  • Act/Able Seaman Dudley White
  • Able Seaman William White
  • Act/Engine Room Artificer 4c Charles Williams
  • Stoker Petty Officer Edward Wilson
  • Musician Desmond Witchell
  • Leading Sick Berth Attendant Reuben Withers, RNASBR
  • Able Seaman John Wonderley
  • Ordinary Seaman Laurence Wood
  • Stoker 1c Jack Wren

12 August 1942

HMS Cairo 

  • Stoker Petty Officer Alfred Bye
  • Act/Leading Stoker Stephen Comben
  • Marine Alfred Crago
  • Marine Reginald Dalling
  • Marine Laurence Durnford
  • Stoker Petty Officer Joseph Earnshaw
  • Alfred F, Cook (S) Alfred Gomes
  • Marine Thomas Hadlow
  • Able Seaman William Halsey
  • Marine William Henderson
  • Leading Stoker Edwin Hutt
  • Leading Stoker Frank Lamb
  • Stoker 1c Harry Lambert
  • Leading Steward William Leddy
  • Leading Stoker Charles Mackay
  • Ordinary Seaman Walter Mitchell
  • Marine Richard Mittens
  • Corporal Richard Mullineux, RM
  • Marine William Redman
  • Marine Kenneth Slark
  • Marine Samuel Wallace
  • Sergeant George Wellings, RM
  • Marine William Whale
  • Chief Petty Officer Stoker Norman Wright

SS Deucalion

  • Gunner Alexander Hutchinson, 7/4 Maritime Regiment, Royal Artillery

HMS Eagle

  • Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A) Michael Hankey, RNVR, Fleet Air Arm, 801 Squadron

HMS Victorious

  • Charles J, Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A),Charles Evans, RNVR, Fleet Air Arm, 809 Squadron
  • Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A) John Nihill, RNVR
  • Ty/Act/Leading Airman Walter Regan
  • Ty/Act/Leading Airman John Stewart, Fleet Air Arm
  • Lieutenant Robert Churchill, Fleet Air Arm, 884 Squadron
  • Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A) Alan Nunn, RNVR

HMS Foresight

  • Lieutenant Harry Evans
  • Stoker 1c Stanley Mellors
  • Act/Petty Officer Samuel Shelley
  • Able Seaman Victor Woods

HMS Indomitable

  • Marine John Ahearne
  • Marine Henry Arlow
  • Steward Edward Bailey
  • Ty/Corporal Leondard Bidwell
  • Marine James Binns
  • Steward Charles Blackere
  • Steward John Bray
  • Steward Frank Cass
  • Marine Henry Clark
  • Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A) John Cruikshank, RNVR
  • Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A) Hugo Cunliffe-Owen, RNVR
  • Air Mechanic (0) 1c George Downing
  • Marine Dennis Farrow
  • Ty/Corporal James Frankpitt, RM
  • Marine David Fraser
  • Marine Raymond Gardner
  • Marine Alfred Goldbourn
  • Ty/Sergeant Robert Gourley, RM
  • Act/Leading Artificer 4c Frederick Gray
  • Ty/Corporal Kenneth Greenwood RM
  • Leading Steward Leslie Hempstead
  • Lieutenant Commander Francis Judd
  • Air Mechanic (A) 1c Ernest Lindley
  • Air Mechanic 2c William Lindsay, Fleet Air Arm
  • Able Seaman George Maxfield
  • Marine George McCheyne
  • Ty/Lieutenant (A) George Measures, RNVR
  • Lieutenant (A) Richard Park
  • Marine Harold Patten
  • Ty/Sub Lieutenant (A) William Protheroe, RNVR
  • Leading Writer William Richardson
  • Marine Leslie Rowsell
  • Marine Daniel Ryan
  • Leading Air Mechanic (O) John Sainsbury, Fleet Air Arm
  • Marine Hugh Scott
  • Marine (Pens) Henry Simpkins
  • Air Mechanic (A) 2c Francis Squires, Fleet Air Arm
  • Steward William Stewart
  • Colour Sergeant Harold Summers, RM (Pens)
  • Paymaster Lieutenant George Tanner
  • Act/Joiner 4c Frank Vasey
  • Act/Leading Stoker John Venables
  • Marine Victor Welch
  • Able Seaman Reginald Wilde
  • Lieutenant Leonard Williams
  • Marine Andrew Williamson
  • Sergeant Joseph Wood RM

HMS Kenya

  • Able Seaman Harold Evans
  • Able Seaman Herbert Jones
  • Ty/Leading Seaman William Payne

SS Melbourne Star

  • Bombardier Harold Bache, 7/4 Maritime Regiment, Royal Artillery
  • Able Seaman William Gilpin
  • 2nd Lieutenant Howard Ince, 130/4 Maritime Regiment, Royal Artillery
  • Gunner John Stewart, 7/4 Maritime Regiment, Royal Artillery
  • Gunner John Turner, 7/4 Maritime Regiment, Royal Artillery

HMS Nigeria

  • Able Seaman Christopher Alsop
  • Ordinary Telegraphist John Aris
  • Ordinary Seaman Kenneth Armstrong
  • Act/Leading Telegraphist Charles Betts
  • Able Seaman John Box
  • Ordinary Telegraphist Gordon Boyce
  • Ty/Petty Officer Cecil Brawn
  • Able Seaman Eric Bray
  • Able Seaman Edgar Burns
  • Able Seaman William Castle
  • Musician John Clarke
  • Able Seaman Herbert Coleman
  • Musician Frederick Conn
  • Able Seaman Eric Coote
  • Telegraphist Kenneith Coxon
  • Able Seaman Eric Culver
  • Leading Seaman Herbert Ebbage
  • Able Seaman Ernest Fox
  • Ordinary Seaman Henry Grose
  • Able Seaman Reginald Hart
  • Able Seaman James Hoare
  • Midshipman Patrick Ingoldby
  • Able Seaman Norman Irving
  • Able Seaman Douglas Isaac
  • Stoker 2c Gordon James
  • Ordinary Seaman Cecil Johnstone
  • Chief Petty Officer Stoker Arthur Jones
  • Paymaster Midshipman Claude Ker
  • Able Seaman Clifford Lebbing
  • Ordinary Seaman John Martindale
  • Warrant Electrician Alfred Martyr
  • Ordinary Seaman James McInnes
  • Musician William Morey
  • Supply Assistant Albert Page
  • Petty Officer Alfred Perry
  • Musician Jack Phillips
  • Band Corporal Richard Powell
  • Musician William Ray
  • Able Seaman Arthur Reeves
  • Bandmaster 1c Albert Ridout
  • Able Seaman Harry Roberts
  • Leading Telegraphist George Robinson
  • Musician Aaron Rope
  • Petty Officer Henry Skoyles
  • Stoker 1c Arthur Smith
  • Midshipman John Tuffill
  • Able Seaman Herbert Waller
  • Musician Arthur Walter
  • Able Seaman Thomas Wicks
  • Ty/Act/Leading Seaman Edmund Wiley
  • Ordinary Seaman Cyril Wilkinson
  • Able Seaman John Wilson

13 August 1942

Brisbane Star

  • Main Greaser Edward Corfield

Glenorchy

  • G Leslie, DSC, Master
  • E E Cowley
  • C Fletcher
  • T W Foreman
  • W McQuillam
  • Gunner Herbert Seal, 7/4 Maritime Regt, RA
  • J Threfall
  • J W Wood

HMS Manchester

  • Stoker James Coyle
  • Petty Officer Thomas Dunning
  • Lieutenant (E) Leonard Frankland, RNVR
  • Leading Stoker Leslie Godden
  • Stoker 1c Francis Hodgkinson
  • Stoker 1c William Noble
  • Act/Stoker Petty Officer William Powis
  • Chief Mechanic Charles Smith
  • Act/Engine Room Artificer 4c William Toogood
  • Able Seaman Ronald Whitehead

Ohio

  • Gunner Peter Brown, 7/4 Maritime Regt, RA

SS Santa Elisa

  • Gunner Thomas Fairclough, 6/3 Maritime Regt, RA
  • Gunner, James Taylor, 6/3 Maritime Regt, RA

SS Waimarama

  • Gunner George Benham, 1/1 Maritime Regt, RA
  • Gunner Rupert Bond, 7/4 Maritime Regt, RA
  • Gunner Lewis Brown, 1/1 Maritime Regt, RA
  • Lance Bombardier John Chitty, 7/4 Maritime Regt, RA
  • Gunner Ira Collins, 1/1 Maritime Regt, RA
  • Gunner Joseph Creen 7/4 Maritime Regt, RA
  • 2nd Lieutenant Alexander Crookshank, 130/4 Maritime Regt, RA
  • Ty/Act/Leading Seaman Henry Dearing
  • Signalman Dennis Fensome
  • Ty/Act/Yeoman of Signals Walter Hawthorn
  • Act/Able Seaman (DEMS) Thomas Hill
  • Act/Able Seaman Charles Hitch
  • Signalman Frederick Hufton
  • Act/Able Seaman (DEMS) William Johnson
  • Act/Able Seaman Arthur Jones
  • Act/Able Seaman (DEMS) Charles Jordan
  • Act/Able Seaman Henry Kellaway
  • Able Seaman Victor Morrow
  • Act/Able Seaman (DEMS) Jack Ormerod
  • Gunner Sidney Taylor, 7/4 Maritime Regt, RA
  • Bombardier Edward Thomas, 1/1 Maritime Regt, RA
  • Lance Sergeant Thomas Twist, 7/4 Maritime Regt, RA
  • Lieutenant John Withers
  • Gunner Arthur Wreford, 7/4 Maritime Regt, RA

14 August 1942

HMS Manchester

  • Stoker Bert Turner, Stoker 1c

15 August 1942

HMS Indomitable

  • Leading Air Fitter (E) John Freeman
 

9 responses to “Operation Pedestal: Casualty List

  1. stephen john woods

    September 7, 2013 at 10:37 am

    my father who was a survivor on the WAIMARAMA told me years later of his sea days in the merchant navy, I manage to get in touch with the merchant seaman . in Bristol, & they have put a name tag by the memorial in the dock area , many thanks to them.
    My fathers name was Francis Joseph WOODS. second cook.

     
  2. Kevin Bowdrey

    October 30, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    i Believe my grandad was on the waimarama he was an Assistant Steward but i cant see his name on the above list, but my family say he was. his name is Robert Joseph Bowdrey

     
    • Brian James Crabb

      September 29, 2016 at 5:40 pm

      Dear Kevin
      your grandad is mentioned in my new book entitled ‘Operation Pedestal. The story of convoy WS21S. Contact: briancrabb@talktalk.net for more details.
      VBW
      Brian

       
  3. Joseph bond

    May 25, 2015 at 8:18 am

    My dad was on H M S Ledbury on operational Pedistal in 1942 he also was on the ill fated convoy P Q 17 . I would like to speak to anyone who’s father was on these convoys.

     
  4. Minda Briley

    January 9, 2016 at 12:30 am

    My grandfather was a merchant marine on the Santa Elisa, picked up by Penn and ended up gunning on the Ohio. I’d love to hear your families’ stories.

     
  5. Brian James Crabb

    January 14, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    My name is Brian James Crabb and I had a book published in 2014 entitled ‘Operation Pedestal. The Story of Convoy WS21S in August 1942′. All the names of both Allied and Axis personnel lost in this hard fought convoy are recorded at the back of the book as are all the awards. This lovely hardback book is available direct from the author. Just email briancrabb@talktalk.net for more details.

     

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