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#1 Stormbird

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 09:45 PM

This CWGC plot is the largest in Norway with 155 graves, 125 (or probably 126) of them identified.

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RAF graves part one A-E :



Archibald, Charles Ronald
Flying officer / pilot
89072
RAFVR
25/2/1942
Age 25

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Archibald, William Bruce
Flight serg / Pilot
53309
RAF
30/3/1942
Age unknown


Bennett, Douglas Leonard
Sergeant /Wireless op / Air gunner
650477
RAF
6/2/1942
Age 20
This headstone was made from marble, which is unusual

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Bennett, Frederick
Serg / Air gunner
615915
RAF
27/4/1942
Age unknown

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Bonathan, Lewis Clifford
Warrant off / Pilot
590806
RAF
20/4/1942
Age 25

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Booth, Hubert Allan
Serg / Flt eng
519995
RAF
28/4/1942
Age 30


Brown, John Barnet Mathieson
Serg/Pilot
741269
RAFVR
9/7/1940
Age 26

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Brown, Peter Gregory
Pilot off / Pilot
106502
RAFVR
31/3/1942
Age 21


Burran, Colin Anthony Campbell
Serg / Wireless op/ Air gunner
552645
RAF
15/6/1940
Age unknown

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Cameron, William Muir
Serg / Wireless op/ Air gunner
1120633
RAFVR
23/5/1942
Age 27


Canney, Peter John Campbell
Wing comm / Pilot
36081
RAF
25/2/1942
Age 27

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Carless, Clifford
Serg /Obs
963000
RAFVR
10/2/1942
Age 24


Cohen, Maurice
Serg/Air gunner
655080
RAF
31/3/1942
Age 23
This headstone has the Star of David

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Craig, James William Barric
Serg/Obs
75194
RAFVR
10/2/1941
Age 22

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Day, Geoffrey Cyril
Pilot off/Pilot
102112
RAFVR
30/3/1942
Age 28


Day, Raymond
Serg/Air gunner
628069
RAF
27/4/1942
Age 28

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Dermott or McDermott, Eric
Serg/Wireless op / Air gunner
990443
RAFVR
27/4/1942
Age 25
Another headstone made from marble


Drury, Jack Burton
Serg / Obs
968019
RAFVR
16/11/1941

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Ellwood, Mowbray DFM
Flying off/Wireless op
54542
RAFVR
12/1/1945
Age 24
For unknown reasons this headstone has a text in Norwegian. It translates into English: "All you had hoped for, all you had, you gave"

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 12:26 AM

Another nice thread there Stormbird keep them coming.
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Posted 20 November 2011 - 01:02 PM

Thank you for your kind words, Deacs.

RAF graves part two F-K:

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Foster, Charles Harry Mowbray
Warr off / Pilot
1319762
RAFVR
10/1/1945
Age 26

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Francis, Douglas
Serg / Air gunner
632346
RAF
30/3/1942
Age 26


Gane, Sidney Russell
Pilot off / Pilot
42117
RAF
20/10/1940
Age 20

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Gardner, Albert Walter
Serg / Pilot
1387373
RAFVR
6/3/1943
Age 30



Gaylard, Peter Carrington
Pilot off /Pilot
41995
RAF
15/6/1940
Age unknown


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Gimson, Peter Geoffrey
Flying off / Pilot
60764
RAFVR
10/04/1942
Age 23


Goad, Geoffrey Edmund
Serg / Pilot
563876
RAF
12/4/1940
Age unknown

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Grant, Allen
Flt serg / Pilot
655391
RAF
28/3/1943
Age 28


Grant, Stephen
Serg / Electrician/ Air gunner
539039
RAF
7/8/1940
Age 24

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Gregory, Arthur Francis
Serg/ Wireless op/Air gunner
1193500
RAFVR
31/5/1942
Age 20


Halsall, Donald Addie
Pilot off / Obs
62669
RAFVR
27/12/1941
Age 21
(Operation Archery ? )

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Henry, Gerard John Peter
Pilot off /Obs
48086
RAFVR
28/4/1942
Age 21


Hill, Frank William Gosnell
Pilot off / Air gunner
120706
RAFVR
28/4/1942
Age 30

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Hughes, William Halstead
Pilot off /Pilot
60530
RAFVR
27/12/1941
Age 28
(Operation Archery ?)


Hyde, Ernest Leslie DFM
Wing comm / Pilot
37179
RAF (RAFO)
28/4/1942
Age 28


Kaby, Norman
Serg/Pilot
941669
RAFVR
27/12/1941
Age 22
(Operation Archery?)

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 02:09 PM

RAF graves part three K - R

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Kirkby, Frank Porter
Serg / Wireless op / Air gunner
1306698
RAFVR
25/2/1942
Age 21

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Leek, Bernard Harry
Serg / Wireless op / Air gunner
643074
RAF
20/4/1942
Age unknown



Machell, Eric Thomas Dods
Serg / Air gunner
524148
RAF
12/6/1940
Age 23

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Mackenzie, Kenneth Ian
Flying off / Pilot
42140
RAF
12/6/1940
Age 23

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Mackid, John Goodsir of Canada DFC
Flt ltn / Pilot
14042
RAF
28/4/1942
Age 28


Malcolm, Frederick Ian
Flying off / Pilot
43106
RAF
10/5/1942
Age 25

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Marshall, William Keay Falconer
Serg / Wireless op / Air gunner
1375102
RAFVR
27/4/1942
Age 26


May, Kenneth Coverdale
Serg / Wireless op / Air gunner
1007103
RAFVR
30/3/1942
Age 19

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McAdam, Stewart Coutts
Serg / Pilot
740373
RAFVR
15/4/1941
Age 24

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McHardy, Francis
Pilot off / Wireless op / Air gunner
81410
RAFVR
5/7/1941
Age 36


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McLaren, Archibald Mcculloch
Serg / Wireless op / Air gunner
993204
RAFVR
30/3/1942
Age 22

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Meade, Eric Talbot
Serg / Wireless op / Air gunner
920366
RAFVR
31/3/1942
Age 22


Myhill, Clifford Frederick
Serg/ Obs
916359
RAFVR
27/12/1941
Age uknown
(Operation Archery ?)


Nelson, Wilfred DFC
Flying off/ Nav
112719
RAFVR
28/3/1943
Age 31

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Paget, Jack Ernest
Flt serg / Wireless op / Obs
941720
RAFVR
29/4/1942
Age 23

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Parratt, Aubrey John Kenneth
Serg / Wireless op / Air gunner
627223
RAF
13/10/1941
Age 20


Pedersen, Varley Allen of New Zealand
Sqd leader / Pilot
41458
RAF
15/7/1942
Age 28

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Perrin, William Ronald
Serg/ Air gunner
74777
RAFVR
26/10/1940
Age 22


Pooles or Pools, Michael Reginald Mark (Pooles on headstone but Pools in CWGC report)
Flt ltn / Pilot
68736
RAFVR
28/4/1942
Age unknown

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Rarity, Donald Edgar
Serg / Wireless op / Air gunner
950595
RAFV
28/4/1942
Age unknown

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 02:25 PM

RAF graves part four R-W:

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Redfern, Leonard Frank
Serg / Pilot
778284
RAFVR
27/12/1941
Age unknown
(Operation Archery ?)

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Richards, Reginal George Arthur
Serg / FLt eng
575840
RAF
30/3/1942
Age unknown

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Russell, Cyril Frederick
Serg/ Wireless op / Air gunner
1259848
RAFVR
28/4/1942



Sadler, William Jones
Serg / Air gunner
1893262
RAFVR
8/10/1943
Age 22

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Simpson, Anthony James Carey DFC
Flt ltn / Pilot
72349
RAFVR
13/10/1941
Age 23


Thornton, Aubrey Lawson
Serg/ Wireless op / Air gunner
1057405
RAFVR
25/2/1942
Age 20


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Tree, Thomas Neville
Pilot off / Obs
104537
RAFVR
27/4/1942
Age unknown


Turner, Alexander Douglas
Flying off / Nav / Wireless op
157949
RAFVR
25/3/1945
Age 24

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Twinn, Herbert John
Aircraftman 2nd cl
650673
RAF
10/2/1941
Age 22


Underwood, Ronald Benjamin
Pilot off / Pilot
104507
RAFVR
27/4/1942
Age 31


Walker, David Frank
Flt ltn / Pilot
72415
RAFVR
7/2/1942
Age 28

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Ward, Ronald Leslie
Serg/ Wireless op / Air gunner
1250955
RAFVR
4/4/1943
Age 22


Waterworth, Albert
Serg / Pilot
1213422
RAFVR
27/2/1943
Age 22

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Webster, Frederick David DFC
Sqn leader/ Pilot43127
RAF
31/3/1942
Age 29

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Wicks, John David
Serg / Obs
751253
RAFVR
15/6/1940
Age 20


Willey, Thomas Edward
Flt serg/ Wireless op / Air gunner
943629
RAFVR
20/4/1942
Age 24

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Wilson, Cornelius
Aircraftman 1st cl
538736
RAF
3/11/1939
Age 20


Wilstrop, Allan
Serg/ Wireless op / Air gunner
121420
RAFVR
27/2/1943
Age 23


Wright, George Dickinson
Flying off / Pilot
121420
RAFVR
27/2/1943
Age 23

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 03:54 PM

Other Allied Air Forces' graves

RNZAF:

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Bacon, Frederick William
Flt serg / Wireless op / Air gunner
403752
RNZAF
4/4/1943
Age 26

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Powell, Harold Llewellyn
Flying off / Pilot
412734
RNZAF
4/11/1944
Age 28

RAAF:

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Dunshea, Clifford Joseph
Pilot off
422936
RAAF
10/1/1945
Age 24


Higgins, Thomas John
Flying off
434361
RAAF
22/4/1945
Age 24

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Mirow, Alan John
Warrant off
428872
RAAF
22/4/1945
Age 22


Redford, Norman Louis
Flying off
419538
RAAF
4/11/1944
Age 20

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Watts, Gordon Roy
Pilot off
400838
RAAF
10/8/1942
Age 24

RCAF:

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Briese, Richard Gustav
Wing comm /Pilot
C/147
RCAF
22/10/1941
Age 31
Note headstone made from marble


Hemery, Albert Anthony
Flt serg/ Pilot
R/62438
RCAF
20/4/1942
Age 22


Selthun, Leo Norman
Flying off /Wireless op / Air gunner
J/11122
RCAF
9/4/1943
Age 24

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Senton, Claude
Pilot off /Air gunner
J/89686
RCAF
24/5/1944
Age 24

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Steinhauer, George Henry
Flt serg / Pilot
R/70825
RCAF
31/3/1942
Age 22

SAAF:


Callaghan, G B
Lieutenant/Pilot
102302
South African AF
23/5/1942
Age unknown

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 04:10 PM

The Lincolnshire Regiment:

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Harrison, Edward
Private
4801168
Lincolnshire Regiment
22/4/1940
Age 21

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Humphrey,George
Private
4803598
Lincolnshire Regiment
27/4/1940
Age 20


Prike, Harry
Private
4803869
Lincolnshire Regiment
21/4/1940
Age 21

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Roe, George Frederick
Private
4803895
Lincolnshire Regiment
22/4/1940
Age 22


Smith,Ronald Maurice
Private
4802380
Lincolnshire Regiment
21/4/1940
Age unknown


Tibbs, Frederick William
Corporal
4792043
Lincolnshire Regiment
23/4/1940
Age 37

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Toyne, Alick
Private
4802998
Lincolnshire Regiment
22/4/1940
Age 20

They all died in the campaign in Norway, over a few days in April 1940.

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 05:31 PM

Commandos' graves:

Now this is getting interesting, since documenting photographer believes officials have messed up a bit.

This is a part of the plaque at the entrance of the cemetery, describing the war in Norway and some chosen details:

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It reads: "....Other soldiers died in the Commando raid of 26th - 28th December 1941 on the Lofoten Islands...."

I suspect Op Anklet (the "second" Lofoten raid) is mixed up with Op Archery at Vaagsoy/Maaloy. They both took place within the same time frame, but there were no allied casualties in Op Anklet, while in Op Archery approximately 50 allied men lost their lives.

5 named commandos and 4 unidentified soldiers with the same date of death- 27th December 1941 - have their graves within the original cemetery rectangle:

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Culling, William
Lance Serjeant
6010289
Essex Regiment
27/12/1941
Age 22


Geear, Edward James
Lance Serjant
6344312
Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
27/12/1941
Age unkown

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Keast, Peter Hugh Joseph
Private
5628235
Devonshire Regiment
27/12/1941
Age 25

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Murray, James Gardner
Private
2879691
Gordon Highlanders
27/12/1941
Age 23


Skelton, John
Lance Corp
5668915
Royal Sussex Regiment
27/12/1941
Age 31

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A soldier - commando
27/12/1941


A soldier
27/12/1941

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A soldier
27/12/1941


A soldier
27/12/1941

One headstone seems to have been added at a later point, and when counting them all there actually are 156 headstones rather than the official 155:

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Front left facing cemetery


Povey, Harold Thomas Andrew
Lance Serjant
3309768
Black Watch / Royal Highlanders
27/12/1941
Age 29

It seems highly likely that on of the four unidentified from 27th Dec 1941 was Povey. I guess nobody could decide what unidentified -headstone could be replaced by Povey's, so now this cemetery contains 155 graves but 156 headstones.

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 08:59 PM

King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry:

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Dean, William Arthur
Private
4687860
KOYLI
22/4/1940
Age 26

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Doran, Thomas Francis
Private
4692632
KOYLI
22/4/1940
Age 21

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Nightingale, John
Private
4691833
KOYLI
22/4/1940
Age unknown


They all died on the same day during the Norwegian Campaign.

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 08:59 PM

This is interesting and may solve a riddle
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Posted 20 November 2011 - 09:12 PM

HMS "Ark Royal":

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Finch-Noyes, George Edward Desmond DSC
Lieutenant
RN
13/6/1940
Age 26
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Harris, John Anthony
Sub-lieutenant (A)
RNVR
13/6/1940
Age 23


Stevenson, Stuart Rex Douglas
Naval Airman 1st cl
D/JX 151691
RN
31/5/1940
Age 20

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 09:16 PM

Top thread, thank you sir.
My interest here, Claude Senton of 422 RCAF shot down by U-921 his body the only trace of the aircraft and its crew to be found.:poppy::poppy::poppy::poppy:
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Posted 20 November 2011 - 09:16 PM

HMS "Ark Royal":

[ATTACH]67676[/ATTACH]
Finch-Noyes DSC

[ATTACH]67677[/ATTACH]
Harris

[ATTACH]67678[/ATTACH]
Stevenson

Hi Stormy i wonder why there is 3 Navy chaps from the Ark Royal 2 who died on the same day but the other died nearly a year later ?
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Posted 20 November 2011 - 09:25 PM

Well done Stormy :)
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Posted 21 November 2011 - 12:30 AM

Thanks Stormy.

Great effort.

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 07:25 AM

Hi Stormy i wonder why there is 3 Navy chaps from the Ark Royal 2 who died on the same day but the other died nearly a year later ?


I wondered about that, too. Then I found out that the carrier HMS "Ark Royal" (91) was very active during WW2, involved also in operations off the Norwegian coast. She survived several near misses until she was torpedoed by a German u-boat and sunk in November 1941. I believe that's a credible reason that she took casualties on several occasions.
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Posted 21 November 2011 - 07:30 AM

The Lincolnshire Regiment:

[ATTACH]67622[/ATTACH]
Harrison

[ATTACH]67623[/ATTACH]
Humphrey

[ATTACH]67624[/ATTACH]
Prike

[ATTACH]67625[/ATTACH]
Roe

[ATTACH]67626[/ATTACH]
Smith

[ATTACH]67627[/ATTACH]
Tibbs

[ATTACH]67628[/ATTACH]
Toyne

They all died in the campaign in Norway, over a few days in April 1940.


As mentioned before. Thanks for these guys Stormy.:)
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Posted 21 November 2011 - 08:07 AM

I wondered about that, too. Then I found out that the carrier HMS "Ark Royal" (91) was very active during WW2, involved also in operations off the Norwegian coast. She survived several near misses until she was torpedoed by a German u-boat and sunk in November 1941. I believe that's a credible reason that she took casualties on several occasions.


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Posted 21 November 2011 - 08:44 AM

SB,

An excellent thread following a lot of work.

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 10:22 AM

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 09:22 PM

HMS "Glowworm":

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Bull, William F
Able seaman
P/SSX 22301
RN
10/4/1940
Age 20

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Fain, Arthur Robert
Chief Engine Room Artificer
P/MX 56842
RN
8/4/1940
Age 43

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Hucker, Ernest A
Leading Signalman
P/JX 132913
RN
22/4/1940
Age 27


King, Frederick
Able seaman
P/SSX 20368
RN
12/4/1940
Age 20
(Note headstone made from marble)

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Knight, William E
Petty officer Stoker
P/KX 93969
RN
9/4/1940
Age unknown


Metcalf, John J
Ordinary seaman
P/JX 169495
RN
8/4/1940
Age unknown


Palfreyman, Charles
Able seaman
P/SSX 21715
RN
10/4/1940
Age 23

HMS "Glowworm" was a Class G destroyer, which on 8th April 1940 (the day before the German invasion of Norway and Denmark) encountered German destroyers transporting troops for landings in Trondheim. She engaged the heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper and a firefight followed. The two ships eventually collided, breaking Glowworm's bow off, upon which she quickly sunk, taking 109 of her crew with her. 40 British sailors were saved, but several (7 buried at Stavne) later died of their wounds.

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 09:54 PM

HMS "Gurkha":

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Morgan, David Nathan Bunce
Surgeon lieutenant
RNVR
9/4/1940
Age 24

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Palmer, Cyril
Ordinary seaman
D/MD/X 2777
RNVR
10/4/1940
Age unknown


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Parker, Frederick George
Able seaman
D/J 85624
RN
10/4/1940
Age unkown

HMS Gurkha was a tribal class destroyer. She was sunk after an aerial attack outside Bergen in the first stage of the Norwegian campaign. 9 of her crew died in the sinking.

HMS "Furious":


Brown, James Robert
Sub-lieutenant (A)
RNVR
6/5/1944
Age 21

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Grant, John Austin
Sub-lieutenant (A)
RNVR
6/5/1944
Age 23


Pullen, David Leonard
Sub-lieutenant (A)
RNVR
6/5/1944
Age 20

HMS Furious was a cruiser built during WW1. She made several attacks on Tirpitz and other targets in Norway during the first half of 1944. The crew members buried at Stavne all died on 6th May 1944.

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 10:24 PM

HMS "Glowworm":

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Bull

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Fain

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Hucker

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King
(Note headstone made from marble)

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Knight

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Metcalf

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Palfreyman

HMS "Glowworm" was a Class G destroyer, which on 8th April 1940 (the day before the German invasion of Norway and Denmark) encountered German destroyers transporting troops for landings in Trondheim. She engaged the heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper and a firefight followed. The two ships eventually collided, breaking Glowworm's bow off, upon which she quickly sunk, taking 109 of her crew with her. 40 British sailors were saved, but several (7 buried at Stavne) later died of their wounds.

Hi Stormy i have a young chap from H.M.S Gloworm remembered in one of my local cemeterys unfortunately his body was one of those that was never recovered.

Matthew Bowes remembered in Harrington (St.Mary) Churchyard Cumbria.


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Posted 22 November 2011 - 02:06 PM

Stromy , a great thread, thank you.

From the officer who shot him down.

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A bit more on Claude Senton and the loss of his crew, the guncrews mistook the Sunderland for a catalina , no Catalinas lost in this area on this date , only George Holly's 422 crew.

This is from 423 ORB ref. Air27/832. 192828.
(Only that which deals with 921 is quoted.)
"Intercepted W/T message "SOS" followed by long dash14.20 position 6558N,0357S. 2nd Pilot sighted what appeared to be a large puff of smoke or splash 10/15 miles north.
A/C closed to investigate and front gunner sighted a visual wakemade by U-Boat 10/15 miles bearing northerly on course 035 speed 12 knots. A/C at 2000 ft. then closed to attack passing unknown wreckage on the port side.
U-Boat openned fire immediately with fairly heavy but inaccurate flak. A/C used evasive tactics and dove to attack U-Boat from port to starboard - stick dropped short 5 D.C's. released , No.6 failed to release. Last plume observed to be 30-40 feet short of the hull. U-Boat turned to starboard as D.C's. exploded and about one and half minutes later submerged.Nothing further was seen. No damage or casualties to A/C or crew.
A/C jettisoned last DC .
14.55 Circled over wreckage seen in the run in and it appeared to be that of an aircraft - whitish grey in colour and wing like in shape and was amid oil or fuel slick.
Captain came off patrol and S/C base".

Claude Senton, George Holly his skipper.

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I was really delighted to see Stormy's photos of the cemetery and of Claude's headstone, poor lad.

George Holly had previously served with 423 RCAF at Lough Erne, some of the lads who flew with him there went on to fly with Al Bishop until they sank and were in turn shot down by 489 SE of Iceland.
On the day they were shot down a friend had loaned GH "his best cap" ....years later reflecting on the loss of GH and his crew he said "I never did get it back".
( It is highly likely that the other lads in the photo are from Holly's crew but I don't know who is who , sorry.)

24th May 1944. DV 990. 422 Sq. Shot down by U-921.
(Below all RAF.)
Sgt. P.D. Andew.
Sgt. D.J. Harvey.
F/O G.B. Gingell.
F/S. L.W. Guggiari.
(Below RCAF members of the crew)
F/L. Edgar W. Beattie.
W/O James C. Burke.
W/O2 Keith M.G. Fleming.
F/O Thomas E. Frair.
F/O George E. Holley.
P/O. John H. Hamilton.
Sgt. John C. Seeley.
P/O Claude Senton.


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Some more additional info on members of the crew. The gent who set this site up , John Picken , his grandfather (Gerry fellows) flew with 423 RCAF).

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 06:20 PM

With the posts above, History starts to "Come Alive".

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 06:31 PM

Many thanks to Deacs and James S for the very interesting additional information provided.
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Posted 22 November 2011 - 06:45 PM

Burials from various ships, RN and RNVR:

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Baldwin, Kenneth George
Petty Off Airman
FAA/FX 78406
RN
26/4/1940
Age 27
HMS Glorious was an aircraft carrier. On the day of Baldwin's death, during the Norwegian campaign, she was participating in air operations off the Norwegian coast. Could Baldwin have been a pilot ? HMS Glorious was sunk by Scarnhorst and Gneisenau on 8th June with great loss of life.

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Davies, John Anthony
Sub-lieutenant (A)
RNVR
11/8/1944
Age 23
HMS Indefatigable, an aircraft carrier, participated in several raids on the Tirpitz in Norwegian waters in 1944.


Kimber, Henry Charles
Petty Off Airman
FX/76386
RN
9/9/1940
Age 24
HMS Sparrowhawk: No relevant info found on this ship (?)


Turner,Harry
Signalman
P/JX 152677
RN
30/4/1940
Age unknown
HMS Bittern was a destroyer which was sunk in the harbour of Narvik on 30th April 1940.

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 07:55 PM

Stormy here is a link to all the deaths from the Gloworm if you trawl down the page you will notice your chaps died of wounds later on in the week.

Royal Navy casualties, killed and died, April 1940
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Posted 22 November 2011 - 08:01 PM

Thank you very much. A very appropriate complement to my Navy "knowledge" which is on a wiki-search level.
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Posted 22 November 2011 - 08:48 PM

SS Deptford:

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Holliday, Walter James
Marine
PO/X 212310
Royal Marines
13/12/1939
Age 51

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Thomson, Quintin Angus
First Engineer
Merchant Navy
13/12/1939
Age 48

SS Deptford was a cargo steamer and was sunk in the Arctic Atlantic on 13th December 1939 by German u-boat U-38. 32 died, 5 survived.

SS Oil Pioneer:


Henderson, Leonard
Pumpman
Merchant Navy
8/6/1940
Age 48

SS Oil Pioneer was shelled by heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper and torpedoed by destroyer on 8th June 1940 300 miles west of Narvik and sunk. 20 died.

SS Empire Howard:

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Pirie, George Alexander
Able seaman
Merchant Navy
16/4/1942
Age 27

SS Empire Howard was a cargo steamer and was torpedoed by U-403 and sunk on 16th April 1942 in the Arctic Atlantic. 24 died.

RNVR and RNZVR, ships not specified:


Bennett, David Robert
Sub-lieutenant (A)
RNVR
11/8/1944
Age unknown


Glennie, Michael Aubrey
Sub-lieutenant (A)
RNVR
12/9/1944
Age 19

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Shaw, Raymond Martin
Lieutenant (A)
RNZNVR
26/10/1944
Age 26

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