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CASUALTY LISTS of the ROYAL and DOMINION NAVIES 1889-2009

researched and compiled by Don Kindell (c) 2008

 

edited by Gordon Smith, Naval-History.Net

link to Commonwealth War Graves Commission

 

 

 

For enquiries about access to and working with the original database files, please contact dkindell1@woh.rr.com.

 

 

Introduction
by Don Kindell, Ohio, USA

 

This data base of Royal Navy personnel killed or died began in the same way as my naval events chronology, as a very specific, narrow project.  The known and published Admiralty Communiqués detailed the names, ranks or ratings and ship of larger HM ships sunk during the war.  However, my interest was to expand my 1940 Norwegian campaign information which included many smaller ships.  Through David Brown of the Naval Historical Branch and naval researcher Arnold Hague, we decided to use the Admiralty Miscellaneous Communiqués which listed names of those killed or died in smaller ships that were sunk and in all ships that were damaged.  Through the war, 76 of these Miscellaneous Communiqués were issued, which also gave the same information on wounded and prisoners of war, but this latter material is for another project.

 

The primary concern of the original computer database, which in its entirety originally covered 1914 to 1982,  was to collect together the Naval personnel into a form where they could be studied by date, ship, or person's name.  Much of the information is contained in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission site, but in a form accessible only by the person's name or by a search of cemeteries.  However, there is independent and updated information, not contained in CWGC, which has been obtained from the death ledgers prepared by the Admiralty for officers and ratings.

 

The lists now include over 125,000 names, presented both in alphabetical order and by date and ship/unit

 

No longer do I have to search for those officers and men killed in the bombing of HMS PELICAN in April 1940, nor do you.

 

 

Notes

 

If a casualty was seen by witnesses to have died or been killed, he or she is described as such. If the person was never seen again, they are described as Missing Presumed Killed (MPK) in wartime or Missing Presumed Dead (MPD) in peacetime. 

 

Although officers and men of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary are not members of the Royal Navy, they are being add to the lists.

 

 


 

 

Links

 

Canadian Virtual War Memorial - to add information to Canadian casualties

 

 

 

 

if you start with a name, check monthly lists for fuller information

 

 

 


 

 

 

Abbreviations

 

 

pre-World War 1

1889-1914 in preparation

Submariners by Date

 

 

 

WORLD WAR 1

1914-18

 

Badges of Rank of Officers, Men and Boys

 
 

by Name

 

Abbey-Anwar, Apperley-Azzopardi, Baba-Blyton, Boag-Bythway, Cabble-Clynes, Coady-Cuzner, Da Costa-Dyter, Eachus-Eyres, Facer-Fysh, Gabbat-Glynn, Goad-Gyllenship, Habgood-Heyworth, Hibberd-Hyssett, Ibbetson-Jutsum, Kadwell-Kyte, Labram-Leyland, Lia-Lyttle, Mabberley-Mazonowicz, McAdam-Mizen, Moar-Mytton, Nadin-Nyhan, Oades-Oyston, Pace-Peyman, Phair-Pynn, Quail-Quy, Raby-Rixton, Roach-Ryman, Sabberton-Shyer - Sibbald-Smyth-Osbourne, Snaden-Szulezewski, Taaffe-Thyer, Tibbey-Tytler, Uden-Vyvyan, Wackett-Weyman, Whaite-Wysthoff, Xerri-Zeithing

 

by Date & Ship/Unit

 

 

 

1914

 

January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - Battle of Coronel - December

 

 

 

1915

 

January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December

 

 

 

1916

 

January - February - March - April - May - Battle of Jutland - June - July - August - September - October - November - December
     

1917

 

January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December
     

1918

 

January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November

 

 

 

 

 

INTER-WAR

1918-1939

 

 

 

by Name

Abbas-Byron, Cadagan-Eyres, Fahey-Izzard, Jackett-Myers, Nancarrow-Ryder, Sabiston-Zammit

 

 

 

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by Date & Ship/Unit

post-Armistice 1918 - 1919 - 1920 - 1921 - 1922 - 1923 - 1924 - 1925 - 1926 - 1927 - 1928 - 1929 - 1930 - 1931 - 1932 - 1933 - 1934 - 1935 - 1936 - 1937 - 1938 - 1939

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

WORLD WAR 2

1939-1945

 

Background to Ranks, Professions & Badges of Rank

 

Careers of individual officers can be found in World War 2 Unit Histories

 

by Name

Aall-Azzopardi, Baatstoe-Bearder, Beardmore-Boddington, Boddy-Brougham, Broughton-Byworth, Cabban-Chutter, Ciappara-Cooney, Cooper-Czeruy, Dabb-Dickens, Dickenson-Dyson, Eachus-Ezard, Faal-Fyvie, Gaal-Goodlip, Goodman-Gyss, Haag-Hawkridge, Hawksby-Hollands, Hollett-Hyslop, Iago-Justice, Kai-Kyte, La Barre-Lewington, Lewis-Lyver, M Nasu-Matten, Matthew-Mills, Millson-Myram, Na-Nye, Oakden-Ozon, Pace-Pettitt, Pettman-Pywell, Qadir-Quy, Rabbitt-Roach, Roan-Ryrie, Sa’at-Simm, Simmance-Spiller, Spillett-Szymalski, Taafe-Thorley, Thorn-Tyte, Udai-Vyner, Wackett- Webster, Wedderburn-Williams, Williamson-Wythes, Xerri-Zurek

 

 

 

by Date & Ship/Unit

 

1939

 

January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December

 

 

 

1940

 

January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December

 

 

 

1941

 

January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December

 

 

 

1942

 

January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December

 

 

 

1943

 

January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December

 

 

 

1944

 

January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December

 

 

 

1945

 

January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August/September

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

POST-WAR

1945-2009

Commonwealth casualties are included for a number of years after the end of World War 2

 

 

 

by Name

     

Abbott-Byron, Caddick-EytonJones, Facer-Ivey, Jack-Myers, Nagle-Ryves, Sackville-Zanelli

     

by Date & Ship/Unit

 

 

 

India  - Malaya - Palestine - China - Cold War - Korea - Canal Zone - Kenya - Aden/Radfan - Cyprus

 

 

 

1945 - 1946 - 1947 - 1948 - 1949 - 1950 - 1951 - 1952 - 1953 - 1954 - 1955

 

 

 

Malaya - Aden/Radfan - Cyprus -  Borneo/Indonesia - Vietnam - Northern Ireland - Oman Dhofar - Falklands - Kuwait/First Gulf War - Bosnia - Kosova - Sierra Leone - Afghanistan - Iraq

 

 

 

 

 

1956-59 - 1960-62 - 1963-65 - 1966-69 - 1970-75 - 1976-79 - 1980-89 - 1990-99 - 2000-present

 

 

 


 

 

Casualties Grouped by Service, Allied Navy etc

 

 

 

Royal Norwegian Navy 1940-45

 

 

 

 

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