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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 REIMBURSED. CONTACT ME

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 Leading Stoker

Rex Ayres Telegraphist, 

Herbert John Vassia Back. Commissioned engineer. Joined Wensleydale 23.4.42 (died 3.7.47, HMS Rockrose)

 

George Ball.  Leading radar operator. From Walkden near Manchester.
 

N Bancroft EA4 /CN

Barnes PO GI

 

Peter Baynes. Temp sub Lt RNVR. 30.10.44


Joe Beckett. PO Cook

George E Bellerby Able Seaman

Robert (Bob) Benson. Former radar mechanic PO

Benton Coder
 

William Albert Briggs. PO Ordnance Mechanic. P/MX 116732 

A. G. Brown.

 

Robert (Bob) Bryant Yeoman. Ale taster in Chief 

Albert Bundy. Former leading stoker.

 

Henry Thomas Burns (Harry) Midshipman from Belfast. Son DR Michael P Burns


John Chisholm. Former ERA 3/c. 

Coalville. Leading Seaman, from Belfast.

 

Beaumont Froude Colvin. 12.3.45 Tempy Sub Lt (sp br) S.A.N.F (V)

 

Jack Corderry. From Torpoint. No4 Torpedomens mess

Dave Crocker. Regular RN Telegraphist

Wilfred Davies Crumblehulme. P/JX 358991.Coder. Mentioned dispatches.

Lesley Gordon Denton. Also served om HMS Amethyst

 

Derbyshire 

Shorty Deveraux (spelling?) Cockney. No 4 Torpedomans Mess 

Wadham James Diggle. Midshipman. Joined, Jan 44
 

John Dick. Ludlow British Legion stalward

 

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.
 

Emerson 

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)
 

Robert s (Smith?) Forrester. Stoker, 1st class.

 

Walter Leonard Charles Goddard. Tempy mid RNVR

 

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
 

Ian James Robin Gray. Midshipman, serving June 43 Navy list

 

TJK Gray Midshipman. (could be Ian James Robin Gray?) Joined May 43
 

J Green. Signalman

 

Stan Guy. P/JX145147. Former Seaman PO. Mentioned in dispatches, rescue of survivors from HMS Charybdis.

Derek Huleatt Hallifax. LT RN. 

 

Edward J Harper. PO P/JX125358 Awarded long service and good conduct medal

Hardacre PO

Peter Stuart Hendry CW candidate PJX679332

 

Peter Hewett 

James William Hill. Joined Wensleydale 21/9/43 as ordinary seaman.

 

David Charles Hirst. Sub Lt 28.9.44

I. T. Hirst/Hurst? RN Engineer officer. Older than most.

 

Frank Hodgson. Died aged 93. Had four children. Lived in Poplar, London

 

H. Richard Hodgson Former Lieutenant RNVR 18.7.44

Cecil William Holmes. Temp Sub LT RNZNVR. Joined 26.1.43. Became film producer and communist.

F B (Chick) Horwood Former Able seaman

 

Lesley Roy Ernest Hughes. Temp sub Lt. RNVR 14.5.44 Born first quarter, 1914


Francis Arthur Robert Humphrey.  Tempy Lt. RANVR. Joined 3.10.43. Born India 10.11.1907
 

David T Humphries. Born Ilford, Essex. 6.8.24 - 3.8.2006. joined Fleet Air Arm 1944. lived Canada

 

Francis Huxley. joined up summer 42
 

Lt Commander Richard Q H Jagger VRD RNR MBE. Probably lower deck 1942?

 

Jarrett

 

Edward Nelson Jones. Tempy Acting Gunner 29.9.42 Born 11.11.03 Horsham,Sussex? Mentioned in dispatches 1942,HMS Lance
 

Andrew Geoffrey Johnson. Lt 29.10.44

 

James Aster Johnson. P/JX130782 PO. Mentioned in dispatches. Rescue of survivors from HMS Charybdis.

David Johnson. Former volunteer seaman.

Jack Rodway Judd

 

James Kennedy. Officers cook.

 

Robert Lamb. Temp Acting Sub LT. RNVR. Joined 14.9.43

Maurice Lee 

Henry Frederick Lehmann P/MX52009. PO. Mentioned in Dispatches, for destruction of U-671

Lewis PO Std

T. Linley PO C+GM. Could be same as below.

Eric John Moses Linley PJ107703. PO (TGM) Mentioned in Dispatches, 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 Attendant 

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 RNR  10.2.45

Michael Newman Quartermaster, Jewish
 

William Bruce Ogg. Ordnance Artificer P/MX 125709

 

Parkinson Seaman, 

Parkinson Coder. Could be same as above?

Sid Phillips

 

Adam Phimister former asdic operator. 

Alfred Preston. P/JX190384. Mentioned in dispatches. Awarded DSM, sinking U-617

 

Edward Pudduck. PO. D/KX79185 Awarded long service and good conduct medal


Puttock CPO Stoker. (could be same as above)

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. 

 

Albert Edward Reeve AB. P/JX129757 Awarded long service and good conduct medal


Bert Reeves.  No 4 mess. (Probably same as above)

Don F. Rennie. Stoker

Roland Ridyard Signalman. Left coal mines to join up
 

Lt Com John Duff (Jock) Ritchie DSC. From 27.12.44

 

Gigs Ginger Rickyard. Left to go back down coal mines. Could be same as above?

Robinson Petty Officer, from Sheffield

Harry Carl Woodward Sexton. WT Eng, Joined 14.12.42. left 10.43 Born 12.01.06 Gravesend

Joe Shaw. Torpedo party, No 4 Mess

Thomas Henry Shaw. PJ100497. 21.10.42 - 31.10.44 Leading seaman ST LTO (LP). Think this is the same person as Joe Shaw.

James Sloanes 

M.J. (John) Spencer. Stoker first Class. former mayor of Dagenham 1971/2

 

Michael Rotherham Starkey. Sub Lt

 

John Bell  Starkie. Known as 'Peckham'. Temp Midshipman. Joined 29.9.43

Stuckey PO

 

Taggart R Q H CW candidate. Later commander


Thomas Taylor. P/SR16076. 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

 

Derek Waters. Junior rating, following basic training

 

Harry Waters. 2nd class stoker. Joined Sept 1942 with Aylward

 

Stephen Edwin Westwood. Leading Cook. Served officers mess. ex HMS Rockingham


Anthony Wetherald. 18. Served for about 5 months 44/45

 

John Johnson Wile. Joined July 1942. ERA 1/c RNR


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)

 

Jim Woolley


Reg (Brig) Young. Torpedoman,

 

Cedric John  Zerny MRCS LRCP 22.7.44 emigrated to Ontario,Canada.

 

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