NAMES 0F FORMER CREW OF HMS WENSLEYDALE (L86)
SHOULD YOU RECOGNIZE ANY OF THE NAMES ON THIS
PAGE, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO HELP ME FURTHER MY RESEARCH ON THE SHIP. THIS IS NOT A
COMPLETE LIST OF THOSE WHO SERVED AND IS CONSTANTLY BEING ADDED TO, SO IF YOU
CAN PROVIDE ANY OTHER NAMES OF THOSE WHO SERVED ON THE SHIP, I WOULD BE
GRATEFUL. I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO APPEAL TO ANYONE WHO HAS ANY PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE
SHIP AND /OR IT'S CREW-MEMBERS TO GET IN TOUCH. ANY COSTS WOULD NATURALLY BE
David Allen. CPO C.Coxs
Valentino Maxwell Carl Allen. Born 15.04.26
Allcock. Awarded DSC for sinking of U-413. Eng Lt. This
could be wrong?
A E Aylward
Rex Ayres Telegraphist,
Herbert John Vassia Back. Commissioned engineer. Joined Wensleydale 23.4.42 (died 3.7.47, HMS Rockrose)
George Ball. Leading
N Bancroft EA4 /CN
Barnes PO GI
Joe Beckett. PO Cook
George E Bellerby Able Seaman
Robert (Bob) Benson. Former radar mechanic PO
Robert (Bob) Bryant Yeoman. Ale taster in Chief
Albert Bundy. Former leading stoker.
John Chisholm. Former ERA 3/c.
Coalville. Leading Seaman, from Belfast.
Jack Corderry. From Torpoint. No4 Torpedomens mess
Dave Crocker. Regular RN Telegraphist
Wilfred Davies Crumblehulme. Coder. Mentioned dispatches.
Lesley Gordon Denton
Shorty Deveraux (spelling?) Cockney. No 4 Torpedomans Mess
Wadham James Diggle. Midshipman. Joined, Jan 44
Bill Donaldson Went To S Africa. In hotel business.
Frederick Doug. Son Ray
E Douglas. Able seaman (Radar) Mentioned dispatches, following action 4.2.44, off Brittany coast.
Earland ? Went to try his luck. Officer training
Cyril Edwards Former Able Seaman.
Stig Egede-Nissen. Norwegian.
ArthurWoodhouse Ellis. Midshipman, Joined March 43. (Mentioned in despatches HMS Crane 1953)
Ken England. Former telegraphist.
Farmer Coxswain CPO. Swimmer and Water polo player
Matt Ferguson Former stoker 1st class. Left Wensleydale 8.43. Ayrshire
Derek R Ford, MBE. Awarded DSC for sinking of U-413. Former Lieutenant RN. First Lieutenant. (joined 24.9.42)
Sidney James Gooch. Served on 4" guns
William Patterson Goodfellow. Awarded DSC for sinking of U-671. RNVR,
Second Skipper of HMS Wensleydale
J Green Signalman
TJK Gray Midshipman. (could be Ian James Robin Gray?) Joined May 43
Stan Guy. Former Seaman PO. Mentioned in dispatches, rescue of survivors from HMS Charybdis.
Derek Huleatt Hallifax. LT RN.
Peter Stuart Hendry CW candidate PJX679332
IT Hirst/Hurst? RN Engineer officer. Older than most.
Richard Hodgson Former Lieutenant RNVR
Cecil William Holmes. Temp Sub LT RNZNVR. Joined 26.1.43. Became film producer and communist.
F B (Chick) Horwood Former Able seaman
Francis Arthur Robert Humphrey. Tempy Lt. RANVR. Joined 3.10.43. Born India 10.11.1907
Francis Huxley. joined up summer 42
Edward Nelson Jones. Tempy Acting Gunner 29.9.42
James Aster Johnson. PO. Mentioned in dispatches. Rescue of survivors from HMS Charybdis.
David Johnson. Former volunteer seaman.
Jack Rodway Judd
Robert Lamb. Temp Acting Sub LT. RNVR. Joined 14.9.43
Henry Frederick Lehmann PO. Mentioned in Despatches, for destruction of U-671
Lewis PO Std
T. Linley PO C+GM. Could be same as below.
Eric John Moses Linley PO (TGM) Mentioned in Despatches, destruction of U-413.
Gus Little Sub LT RNVR, slightly older than most, Dark
George Luscombe Former PO Telegraphist
George Wallace Mackenzie. RNVR, but could be South African Officer. (Joined 15.10.42)
Don Mahon Former asdic operator
David Main Telegraphist
Richard (Dickie) Marsh Former stoker.
Thomas Eric Marshall. WT Engineer. (Joined 11.7.43)
Martin (Pincher) Canteen manager
Raymond Massey Former Sick Bay Attendent
Mr & Mrs N May (relation of former crewmember?)
John Aylmer McClure. DSC MBE. First Skipper of HMS Wensleydale (joined 22.9.42)
John Mcleod Former able seaman, Radar. Ensign lowered 17.5.45. Kept till sept 92. Presented Church 24.10.92
Montgomery. Irish, probably from belfast
Arthur William Lewis Morgan CPO
Ernie V Moseley. Former Able seaman.
Moyey (Ginger)? Joined with Ron Ranson
Herbert Henry Musslewhite. Temp acting sub LT. 10.2.45
Michael Newman Quartermaster, Jewish
Parkinson Coder. Could be same as above?
Adam Phimister former asdic operator.
Alfred Preston. Mentioned in dispatches. Awarded DSM, sinking U-617
Puttock CPO Stoker.
Carl Arthur William Ragbourne. Radio Operator
Stanley Rainbird. Able Seaman
Phillip Marland Rambaut. DSC. Tempt LT (E). Joined 2.11.43.
Ron Ranson. Former Stoker.
Bert Reeves. No 4 mess
Don Rennie. Stoker
Roland Ridyard Signalman
Gigs Ginger Rickyard. Left to go back down coal mines. Could be same as above?
Robinson Petty Officer,
Harry Carl Woodward Sexton. WT Eng, Joined 14.12.42
Joe Shaw. Torpedo party, No 4 Mess
Thomas Henry Shaw. 21.10.42 - 31.10.44 Leading seaman ST LTO (LP). Think this is the same person as Joe Shaw.
M.J. (John) Spencer. Stoker first Class. former mayor of Dagenham 1971/2
John Bell Starkie. Known as 'Peckham'. Temp Midshipman. Joined 29.9.43
Thomas Taylor. Awarded DSM, sinking of U-413. Former asdic operator. Died approx 1992.
Phil (Buck)Taylor. Telegraphist.
Tennant. Coder. (William Lockhart?).
John Desmond Phipps Tiarks. Midshipman. Joined 9.43
Bill Tottingham 4" gun
James Albert Trenaman. Lt (E). Joined 26.2.44
Charlie Walden. 1st class stoker Joined Sept 1942 with Aylward.
Geoffrey Garfit Wallis. Former surgeon LT, RN (joined 13.10.42) Born 8.3.18
Hilton Wallace. Naval Stores:
Alfred (Alf) Ward
Harry Waters. 2nd class stoker. Joined Sept 1943
Anthony Wetherald. 18. Served for about 5 months 44/45
John Glynn Williams. Former telegraphist. Gwent
Len (knocker) White. Able seaman, butcher, Tanky.
Harry Wilham Whiteley. (Bill) Former Lt RNVR, communications officer. Mentioned in Despatches. (Joined 1.10.42)
Reg (Brig) Young. Torpedoman,
(C) David Allen Nov, 2006