List of those who served in HMS Cossack
L03 Ship's Company
Surnames beginning A to C in Alphabetical Order

 

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NAME

DETAILS WHERE KNOWN

ABEL. Ken. Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 212450. Joined from Collingwood September 1940 (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney) In the water for 1¼ hours. Died 1990 Aged 70. Joined the Royal Navy at the Eastbourne Recruiting Office in Sea side Road. Son of Mr J. A. Abel, Newsagent, Church Street,Eastbourne
ABERY. ‘Titch’ Alan Douglas Stoker 2nd Class P/KX 97837. Onboard at October 1939. Died 13 April 1940 (Battle of Narvik) age 18. (Single) Son of Arthur James and Annie Abery of Selsy,Sussex
ADAMS, ‘Fanny’ J.W.H. Signalman October 1939 to March 1940?
ADAMS, Ronald Walter Henry Writer. P/MX 58090. Onboard at October 1939. Died 13 April 1940 at Battle of Narvik Age 19 (single) Son of Ralph and Daisy Adams of Portsmouth
ALBION, Thomas Grimshaw Able Seaman. October 1940 – April 1941. Joined Royal Canadian Navy 1939 joining HMCS Fraser that summer. Other ships included HMCS Stadacona,Uganda and HMS Bermuda. Specialist trainer in AA gunnery at Excellent. Left RCN at end of war but after 5 years re entered and served until 1966 retiring as a Petty Officer 1st Class. Lived in Victoria, British Columbia and died April 2006. He was buried at sea. Survived by daughter Susan.
ALDERSHAW. A. Canteen ores Assistant. October 1939 to March 1940?
ALLEN, Charles. Stoker.PKX/83563. May 1938 to October 1940. Died 27 January 2009. Other ships HOOD, BUXTON,BULLDOG LOCH TRALAIG. Left the RN in 1946
ALLEN. G. A. Able Seaman. P/J 102712. (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney)
ALLEN H..Charles. Stoker. October 1938 to March 1940? Also served in HOOD, BUXTON, BULLDOG AND LOCH TRALAIG. Left the RN 1946. Died 27 January 2009.
ALLPRESS, George Leslie Chief Petty Officer Gunner T. DSM (London Gazette 14 October 1941 for Bismarck Action). P/J99744. (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory) Died 1989
ANDERSON, J.L. Petty Officer January 1939 to October1939?
ANDERSON, T.T. Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?
ANDREWS. A.W. CEA. January 1939 to March 1939?
ANSELL. W. J. Stoker Petty Officer. October 1939 to March 1940?
APPLETON. C.J. Chief ERA January 1939 – March 1940?
AQUILINA. Joseph Maltese Leading Steward E/LX 22505. (Joined July 1938 as Assistant Steward.) Lost overboard in the Atlantic 12/13 November 1940. Name appears on the Devonport Memorial
ARMSTRONG, ‘Bill’ William. Lauchlan. Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 274480. Born 1920 in Ibrox Glasgow. Joined at Greenock early in 1941. (Survivor picked up by Legion and discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney) Was on secondary armament amidships when torpedoed. Was resting behind the gun in a corner formed by two ammunition boxes. He joined about 20 others on a Carley float which they eventually abandoned to swim to Legion. Landed at the Azores. Convalesced in hospital at Newton Mearns where he met Marjory Somerville who nursed him through his trauma which left him almost speechless and incapable of coherent thought. Other ships include COLLINGWOOD, JACKDAW (FA) and VESTAL. Invalided out in 1944 and studied industrial law. Became Secretary of Scottish Engineers Association. Was awarded the OBE in 1983. Youngest child of John and Christina Armstrong. Married Marjory Somerville who died in 1990. Died 2 February 2004.
ASCIAK, Rosario Petty Officer Steward (Maltese).L/12336. War and Victory Medal, Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Naval General Service Medal. Mention in Despatches (London Gazette 12 April 1940 for looking after released prisoners from Altmark), (Joined L03 9 June1938 and left April 1940 but borne on books until 24 July 1941)
ASHURST. E.V. Ordinary Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?
ASPEY. W.J.R. (Bill) Petty Officer Cook/C.P.O. Cook. P/MX 45521. June 1938 to February 1941. Awarded D.S.M. for service during 2nd Battle of Narvik (London Gazette 28 June 1940). Joined RN in 1926 and was demobbed in 1947. Died in 2005, aged 97.
ATHERTON. James Chief Stoker. P/KX 75862 (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 36 of 4 Milton Street, Poolstock. (Married to Margaret of Wigan, Lancashire. Son of Henry and Margaret Atherton (nee Whalley). Attended St James’s C of E School and King Street Baptist church. He was employed on the railway until enlisted in the RN for 16 years.
ATKINS .Norman Leslie ‘Tommy’ Petty Officer P/JX 129275 DSM. 2nd person aboard the Altmark). (London Gazette 12 April 1940). Onboard January 1939 to March 1940? Other ships include GOSLING, ROYAL ARTHUR.
ATMEARE. G.C. ERA. October 1939 to March 1940?
ATTFIELD, Arthur. Henry Stoker Petty Officer. P/KX 81653 Mentioned in Despatches London Gazette 1 January 1942. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 33 (Married to Marjorie Florence (nee Jeffery) of Rosyth, Fife. Son of Henry and Mary Attfield. Had one son, Denis, who was 20 months old at the time of his death. Denis died about 2003 or 2004 and was survived by a daughter Alison and a son Anthony. His father-in-law was serving in one of the ships that searched for survivors from Cossack.
AVORY, Lawrence Sidney Stoker 1st Class. P/KX 111951 (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 21 (single) Son of Charles and Rose Ellen Avory of Ramsey, Huntingdonshire. Younger brother Maurice died 13 June 2009.
BAILEY. H. Steward. October 1939 to March 1940?
BAKER. A. Ordinary Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?
BAKER. Edward Francis (Ted) Ordinary Telegraphist P/SSX 33088 Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 21 (single). Son of Ernest Guy and May Helen Baker.
BALDRY. Gordon R. Midshipman RNR. Appointed 1 August 1937. Reported onboard 1.9.39 to March 1940?
BALL. ‘Tiddley’ D.S. Ordinary Seaman. January 1939 to March 1940? ‘B’ 4.7 gun crew.
BALL. H. SB Petty Officer. January 1939 to March 1939?
BALLIE-GROHMAN. I.P. Lt. October 1939 to March 1940?
BARNES. G. ‘Barney’ Petty Officer. DSM. P/JX 130330. Survivor discharged to HMS Victory. Died 2000. Said to have a nice personality and never came the heavy.
BARNES. Herbert Tom Petty Officer P/J 102384. loaned from AURORA for Altmark incident. Granted DSM
BARNES, S. H. Petty Officer. October 1939 to March 1940?
BARRETT. G. Leading Telegraphist. January 1939 to March 1939?
BARTLETT, K. N="LEFT">Sick Berth Attendant. October 1939 to March 1940?
BARTON. Leonard Able Seaman. P/J 114893. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 30 (single) Son of Frederick John and Ellen Barton of Mile End, Portsmouth
BASHFORD. F. Leading Stoker. January 1939 to March 1939?
BASSINA. C. Canteen Assistant. October 1939 to March 1940?
BASTICK. E.J. Ordinary Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?
BATEMAN. Douglas W. Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 160612 Onboard as a Boy Seaman at October 1939 (Wounded 23.10.41 and discharged to military hospital and HMS Cormorant)
BATCHELOR, Geoffrey Reginald Arthur. Able Seaman. SSX 22228. Joined as Ordinary Seaman 14.06.38 to 28.03.40 and 15.04.40 to 23.10.41 (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory) (Born 17/8/20 Wells Next the Sea, Norfolk. Died March 1977.) Son of Mabel and Reg Batchelor. Married to Joyce Lillian (Nee Burgess)
BATH, Fred. G. Able Seaman. P/SSX 29693. Joined the RN in 1937 and was serving in RAMILIES when war was declared. Attended Whale Island to become a AA3 before joining L03. 1940 – 1941 (At Altmark Incident,2nd Battle of Narvik, Malta convoys and Bismarck action) Gunner (POMPOM) (Survivor picked up by CARNATION and discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney). Qualified as a AA2 and drafted to HYTHE a Bangor class minesweeper operating out of Malta during the siege. Mentioned in despatches. He took part in the Italy/Sicily campaigns until HYTHE was sunk by U371 off Bougie, Algeria whilst escorting convoy GU18 from Malta to Gibraltar. Fred was one of 14 to survive. Drafted to VERNON he was on landing craft for the D day landings. 1945 saw him drafted to FISHGUARD an American built Banff class sloop operating out of Freetown as an escort to convoys in the Indian Ocean. However he did not make it as the war ended and he returned to the UK for demob in 1946 and went on to 5 years with the Reserve. Married Phyllis in 1944 and had 7 children. Married 65 years - known each other for 70 years. Became a milkman until he retired. Diagnosed with lung cancer in May 2009. Died at 2130 10 November 2009 five weeks after his wife. Two of their sons joined the RN each serving 23 years as a CPO Caterer and CPO PTI
BAXTER. James Stoker PO P/K 62175. Onboard 1938? On ships books at January 1939. Died 13 April 1940 (Battle of Narvik) Age 39 (married to Ida Flora of Buckland.Portsmouth. Son of George and Ruth Baxter
BEACH. B.J. Ordinary Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?
BEACH, ‘Lofty’ Peter John Leading Seaman. P/JX145239. Onboard at October 1939. (Able Seaman. DSM – Altmark- London Gazette 12 April 1940) (Acting Petty Officer Temporary at sinking – 1 Mess) (Survivor. Picked up by HMS Carnation & discharged to HMS Victory)Came from Portsmouth. Died aged 72 -date unknown. Known for a good temper and cheery tact. Lived at Havant, Hants. Mother lived at 21 New Road Bedhampton
BEARD. C. Cook. January 1939 to March 1940?
BEER. R.J. Telegraphist. January 1939 to March 1939?
BEGG. V.C (Sub Lt.) (Lt Sept 1938) Onboard as a Lt Cdr. at January 1939 (Gunnery Officer)
BELLINGER. L. Stoker Petty Officer. Temporary. P/KX 84108 Onboard as a stoker January 1939. Was in No 1 Boiler room at the time of the explosion. Despite the inrush of oil through the broken bulkhead turned off all the sprayers before leaving the compartment thus preventing a further fire. (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney)
BENN. C. R. Stoker. October 1939 to March 1940?
BENNET. A. Stoker. January 1939 to March 1940?
BENNETT. A.W. ERA/Chief ERA January 1939 to March 1940?
BENNET. S.E. Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?
BENNETT. Stanley Douglas Able Seaman P/JX 136296 On loan from AURORA for Altmark incident. Gained DSM
BENNETTO. H. Petty Officer. October 1939 to March 1940?
BERTHON, Edward Lyon Captain. DSC*. (Succeeded Vian) 10 July 1941 - Killed 23.10.41 Age 47 Previous ship KEITH sunk at Dunkirk. Lived at ‘Moorings’, Home Farm Close, Esher. Married Miss Doris Brown in 1930 at Wimbledon and had a son ( Aged 6 in 1941). Joined the RN 1907 and made Captain in 1937. Gained DSC during WW1 for sinking a submarine in the Mediterranean. Promoted to Commander in 1920. 1930 found him in Auckland, New Zealand followed by a destroyer flotilla at Portsmouth. In 1935 was on CRUSADER which visited the Thames during Jubilee Year. Was promoted to Captain in 1936 and appointed to WINCHESTER. Took charge of the naval establishment at Ceylon in 1938. When the war started he was appointed Captain of the Dover Patrol where his ship was sunk at Dunkirk. A mention in despatches and COSSACK followed. Other ships WILD SWAN. Born 15 September 1894 – Demerera, British Guiana. 15 September 1916 Lieutenant 15 September 1924 Lt. Cdr 31 December 1929 Commander 30 June 1937 Captain Decorations - 22 June 1017 DSC 23 July 1918 Bar to DSC 16 August 1940 Mentioned in Dispatches 25 November 1941 DSO (Posthumous)
BERTON (BENTON?) LTO (Mentioned by Landrigan)
BESFORD .Brian (Jack/ John?) Boy Seaman / Ordinary Seaman. Joined L03 1938? On ships books January 1939 to March 1940. At ALTMARK Incident. Went below with Jim Halliday to free two officers from the cabins – Captain Starr and Captain Brown. Joined RN aged 16. Left Navy as a Petty Officer and joined the fire service Believed to have died in 1991.
BEST. E. Ordinary Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?
BILLING. G.C. Yeoman of Signals. January 1939 to March 1940?
BINKS. K.P. ERA. January 1939 to March 1940?
BIRD. E Petty Officer Writer. October 1939 to March 1940?
BISHOP. A.J. Leading Signalman. January 1939 to march 1939?
BLAKE, R.L. Midshipman. Appointed to Cossack 3 April 1941
BLOOMFIELD, G. Sick Berth Attendant. October 1939 to March 1940?
BLOWEN. R. Ordinary Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?
BODLE. Leslie James. McKinley Ordinary Seaman./Able Seaman. P/JX 212451 Joined the Royal Navy at the Eastbourne Recruiting Office in Seaside Road. Joined Cossack from Collingwood September 1940. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 21 (single) Son of Mr and Mrs E.A. Bodle of 8 Motcombe Road ( Lane) Eastbourne, Sussex. Attended St Mary School followed by St Saviours School. Before joining RN worked for Miller and Selmes Ltd
BOND. Edward Charles. Stoker 2nd Class P/SKX 288. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 20 (single) Son of Alice Maud of Boston, Lincs.
BONIFACE. G.H. Petty Officer. P/JX 128105. Survivor discharged to HMS Victory
BONNER. Roy Godfrey. Able Seaman.P/JX 152608. Onboard January 1939. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 20 (single) Son of Emily of Drayton, Hampshire.
BONNER. S.S. Chief ERA. October 1939 to March 1940?
BOURHILL. W. Able Seaman. RNVR. ESD/X 1729. (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney)
BOUCHER. Herbert. Ordinary Seaman. P/SX 168646. Onboard at October 1939. Died 13 April 1940 Battle of Narvik)
BOWEN. E.W. Signalman. October 1939 to March 1940?
BOWLES. K.V. Canteen Assistant. October 1939 to March 1940?
BOWYER. Ray A. Leading Signalman. Transferred with Captain Vian from HMS Afridi. Was at the Altmark incident. Shown on ship’s book for the period October 1939 to March 1940?
BOYD. N. Surgeon Lt. October 1939 to March 1940?
BOYLE. N.A. Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?
BRACEBRIDGE. A.W. Ordinary Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?
BRADLEY. C.R. Leading Seaman. January 1939 to March 1940?
BRADLEY. R. Warrant Telegraphist. Appointed to Cossack 13 May 1840
BREWSTER. E.N. Stoker. October 1939 to March 1940?
BRIGGS. John Douglas Stoker 2nd Class. P/KX 119351. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41
BRIGHTON, William George Acting Leading Seaman. Signalman P/SSX 18484. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41)
BRINCAT. A. Canteen Assistant. October 1939 to March 1940?
BRINE. J.E. Ordinary Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?
BROCKHURST. R.O. Leading Signalman. January 1939 to March 1939?
BROOM. David George. Able Seaman. P/JX 156413. Attended Alma Road and Talbot Village Schools. Joined RN 1937 at HMS Ganges. Onboard as a Boy Seaman at October 1939 Joined at Malta. X gun crew (At BISMARCK action, Narvik and ALTMARK incident) (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory age 18 at the time). Picked up by CARNATION (Returned onboard to attempt salvage of L03- Mentioned in Dispatches) Returned to Gibraltar in JONQUIL. Left the RN as commissioned Gunner in 1951 to become aircraft electrician, planning engineer, technical author. Son of Mr and Mrs Broom formally of 66 Eldon Road, Winton, Bournemouth. His father was employed by the local electric light company and in the Home Guard. His mother in the ATS. Wife Audrey died 1991. Died 10 August 2009 age 86 leaving son David and daughter Gale. Quote from his son “At Buckingham Palace he proudly showed the Duke of Edinburgh Cossack's battle ensign that he had salvaged after the 2nd battle of Narvik. The D of E said " You nicked that!.....it should be in the Naval Museum " as witnessed by my Sister, Dad's reply in the face of such authority was simply  " When I am dead and gone, my son will follow my instructions and see to it,  that together with my other mementos and documents it is made available to the Cossack Association!" The D of E smiled and walked on.........” These mementos consisting of the 5ft sq remains of the L03 battle ensign from the 2nd Battle of Narvik and bits and pieces of the ship have been framed and are in the HMS Cossack Association Archives.
BROOMHEAD. R. S. Able Seaman. P/JX 148652. (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney)
BROWN. A. E. Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1940?
BROWN. C.P. Boy Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?
BROWN. F. W. Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1940?
BROWN. J. Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 274224. (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney)
BROWN. S.F. Ordinary Seaman . P/JX 273284. P/JX273234 (Wounded 23.10.41 and discharged to military hospital and HMS Cormorant). Died 1996 aged 88
BROWNLEE. A.W. Leading Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?
BROXHAM. Arthur. Able Seaman. P/SSX 27619. Onboard at October 1939 as an Ordinary Seaman. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 20 (single) Son of Joseph and Mary Broxham of Hull
BUCKELL. R.W. Ordinary Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?
BUCKLE. D.W. Ordinary Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?
BUHAGIAR. C.   Petty Officer Cook. (Maltese) No number shown. Borne for victuals only. No pay documents. (July to October 1941?) Survivor discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney)
BULLEN. A.E. Leading Signalman. October 1939 to March 1940?
BURCH. P.E. Ordinary Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?
BURKITT. Edmund Francis Paymaster Lt. October 1939 to March 1940? Royal Humane Society’s Bronze Medal and Certificate 16.2.40 for rescue of German Sailor. Died onboard HMS Pelican 1940
BURRIDGE. R. Stoker Petty Officer. K64747. January 1939 to July 1941. Boarded Altmark in place of a petrified young sailor. Was armed with a heavy spanner instead of a bayonet. (As told to his grandson)
BURROWS. W.J. Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?
BURT. W.G.H. Stoker. January 1939 to March 1940?
BURTON . A. Ordinary Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?
BURTON, L. Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?
BURTON, P. J. Able Seaman January 1939 to March 1940?
BURTON . William. Henry. Boy Seaman/Ordinary Seaman. January 1939 to March 1940. At Altmark incident. Served on submarines P311) and Midget submarines. (Nearest relation Maggie Bennett – Niece)
BUTLER . John William Joined as a Leading Seaman 1938. Left as a PO 1940. DSM. BEM. (Still onboard at March 1940) Member of boarding party for ALTMARK. Captain of B Gun at 2nd Battle of Narvik. (Took over from A/Petty Officer Scott.) Died 14 June 2001. (Age 87)
BUTLER, Lawrence Stoker 1st Class/2nd Class P/KX 106415. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41)Age 23 (single) Son of John and Janet Butler of Clayton-le -Moors. Lancs
CAISLEY. J. G. Boy Seaman/Ordinary Seaman. January 1939 to March 1940?
CALL. Leslie Boy 1st Class. P/JX 184676. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41)
CAMILLERI. Paul Steward, E/LX23039 (Maltese) (29 July 1938 to July 1941) (39/40 Star. Atlantic Star. Africa Star. Italy Star. Defence Medal. War Medal – Mention in Despatches (London Gazette 14 October 1941 Bismarck Action) Oak leaf. Naval General Service Medal (Palestine) Long Service Medal. Good Conduct Medal. Krzyza Walecznych – The Cross of Valour. The Cross of Freedom and Independence Medal Marynarki Wojennej The Naval Medal 1939/1945. Certificates in respect of Polish Cross of Valour and the Naval Medal.
CANTELL. A.G. Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1940?
CARTER. Eric Stoker. Altmark Incident. (Information from a Mr Jeffs)
CARUANA. C.    Steward. January 1939 to March 1940?
CASSELS. C.R. (C.A.) Temporary Paymaster Sub. Lt RNVR Appointed to Cossack 22 August 1941. (Survivor discharged to HMS Cormorant)
CAVE. ‘Nippy’ William. Thomas Able Seaman. P/JX 127747. Onboard January 1939 ‘A’ Gun Turret (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 30 (married to Lily Maud) Son of David Thomas and Emma Cave
CHAMBERLAIN, S.W. Ordinary Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?
CHAPPELL, Rev. Henry Pegg Chaplain (RNVR) DSC. Joined RNVR 1938. Appointed to Cossack 1 November 1940 (Survivor discharged to HMS Sikh). Served in RN 1939 to 1947 and 1951 to 1960. Ships include ZULU, EMERALD,CALLIOPE. Born 19.6.1909. Died 30 May 1997. St Catherine's College, Cambridge BA1931; MA1935. Wells Theological College 1933. Ordained Deacon 1934; Ordained Priest 1935. Curate of All Hallows by the Tower, London Diocese) 1934-39. Chaplain Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve 1937-58. Chaplain Royal Naval Reserve 1958-97. Vicar of Tynemouth, Newcastle Diocese) 1948-63. Rector of Ludlow & Rural Dean of Ludlow Hereford Diocese)1963-71. Priest-in-Charge of How Caple with Sollers Hope 1971-76. Retired 1976. Married to Betty – one son and two daughters.
CHARLES, G. Signalman. January 1939 to March 1939?
CHEESMER, ‘Ollie’ ‘Peter’ Oliver Writer. 19 July 1940 to 29 August 1941. Member of ‘B’ gun (Left ship at Greenock. Retired from RN. March 1953 as CPO Writer and became a Personnel Officer for ICI Plastics Division in Welwyn Garden City. Died 5.9.97
CLARK, A.H. Able Seaman. P/JX 147937. (Survivor discharged to military hospital and HMS Cormorant)( Not listed as wounded in Official Admiralty Communique). From Dundee.
CLARK, Andrew Hubert Canteen Assistant/ N.A.A.F.I. Manager. Onboard at October 1939. Died 13 April 1940. Battle of Narvik) Age 19 (single) Son of James and Emily Clark of Great Broughton, Cumberland
CLARKE, C. Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?
CLARKE. James. Frederick Spurway Supply Petty Officer. Temporary. P/MX 46911. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 32 (married to Kathleen of Londonderry,Yorkshire
CLARKE. W. G. Stoker 1st Class. P/KX 112516. (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney)
CLARKE, William Henry Ordinary Seaman. P/SSX 26241 (Killed in the collision with SS Borthwick 7.11.39) Age 18 Son of William George and Ellen Margaret Clarke of Eastleigh, Hampshire. Buried in Seafield Cemetery. Edinburgh, Scotland
CLARKE. W.T.   Ordinary Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?
CLARKSON, ‘Tubby’ John William Able Seaman. P/J 32392. Onboard at October 1939. ‘A’Gun Turret (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 42 (marrried)
CLAYDON, C.H. Ordinary Seaman/Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1940?
CLEALL,. S.E. ERA. January 1939 to March 1939?
CODD,. P. J. Stoker. January 1939 to March 1939?
COGGINS,. Ronald Claude Acting Stoker Petty Officer. Temporary. P/KX 81996. Onboard as an Acting Leading Stoker at January 1939. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) age 27 (married to Eileen Florence) Son of Claud and Elsie Coggins
COGGINS, W.J. Stoker 1st Class. P/KX 110827. (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney)
COLECHIN, B.E. Ordinary Seaman (CW Candidate) Joined RNVR 1938 Onboard September 1940 to Summer 1941 (Gunner) (Promoted to Lt Cdr RNVR.). Left RN1948 became Chairman of the West Midlands Branch of the Sail Training Association
COLLINS, Patrick Acting Leading Stoker. P/KX 85558. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 27 (married to Annie) Son of Andrew and Hanna Collins of Corran, County Cork, Republic of Ireland
COLTHART. Alexandra B. Signalman RNVR. P/ESD/X 1441. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41)Age 23 (married to Margaret of Stockbridge,Edinburgh) Son of Alexander and Annie Colthart
COLWELL. William T. Leading Seaman. P/J 100503 Onboard January 1939 (Seriously injured in collision with SS Borthwick. 7.11.39)
COMPTON,. ‘Bill’ William? AB Diver ?
CONNELL, Albert .E. Able Seaman. P/J 98209. Torpedo Operator (June 1938 to December 1940) At ALTMARK incident. Died of Malignant Malaria 1942 onboard HMS Nelson.
CONNELLY, John Acting Leading Stoker. Leading Stoker. Stoker Petty Officer P/KX 79098 (Born Kilbirnie – Scotland (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 31 (single) Son of John and Elizabeth of Kilbirnie, Ayrshire.
CONSTABLE, T.J.G. Boy Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?
COOK, A. E. Stoker. January 1939 to March 1939?
COOK, Thomas. Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 274408. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 34 (single)Son of John and Agnes Cook of Neville’s Cross, Co Durham.
COOMBES, A.J. Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1940?
COOPER, H.K.D. >Telegraphist. January 1939 to March 1939?
COOPER, T.G.   Leading Signalman.
CORDILA, A Petty Officer Steward. January 1939 to March 1939?
CORRY. Percy Ordinary Telegraphist. P/SSX 31378. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 22 (single)Son of Henry and Sarah Ann Corry of Benwell, Newcastle-on-Tyne
COSTELLO, Patrick D. L. Telegraphist. P/SSX 31073. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41)
COUPE. Clifford. Chief Engine Room Artificer. DSM (London Gazette 14 October 1941 for Bismarck Action) P/MX 48347. (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney)
COURT, Fred Claude. Boy 1sr Class/Ordinary Seaman. P/SSX 26142 Altmark incident. 1939 – 1940. 39-40 medal, Defence Medal, Atlantic Star, 39-45 Star. African Star. Arctic Star. Died 14 August 2011
COURTS, Norman W.S. Able Seaman. P/JX 252376. (Wounded 23.10.41 and discharged to military hospital and HMS Cormorant)
COWAN, T. Telegraphist. October 1939 to March 1940?
COWAN, Stanley Able Seaman. (L/S) P/JX 152626. Onboard January 1939 (Killed in the collision with SS Borthwick 7.11.39) Age 36. (married to H. Cowan of Peterborough , Northamptonshire) Buried in Seafield Cemetery Edinburgh, Scotland. <
COWIE, H. Stoker Petty Officer. P/KX 80106. (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney)
COX, W.J. Ordinary Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?
COZZINS. Stoker. (Survivor) Not listed as being onboard at sinking.
CRAIG, Alec Leading Telegraphist. C/JX139393. Joined January 1938 (Survivor –hospital on Gibraltar 23 October 1941. Discharged to HMS Cormorant (Rock W/T) Died 14 December 1997 Aged 80
CRAIG, J.C. Temporary Lt (E). Appointed 25 March 1941
CRAIG-WALLER, M.W.B Lt./Lt Cdr. October 1939 to March 1940? (Gunnery Officer following Begg)
CRANHAM, Leonard Cresswell Yeoman of Signals P/JX 131492 (Killed 23.10.41) Age 30 (married Elizabeth Constance of Caterham, Surrey. Son of Leonard C and Eleanor Cranham
CRANSTONE, R.J.   >Stoker Petty Officer. January 1939 to March 1940?
CRAVEN, Geoffrey. Paymaster Sub Lt. (Temp. Pay. Lt.) DSC RNVR. Joined RNVR 1938 Called up 23 August 1939. (Appointed October 1939). Joined COSSACK at Alexandria two days before war broke out – 1941 At BISMARCK action At ALTMARK incident ( Spoke fluent German) - Held 8 German Merchant officers and the German Navy Captain prisoners on the bridge with a pistol (5 rounds) accompanied by one seaman armed with a baynet. Distinguished Service Cross (London Gazette 12 April 1940). At the time of the sinking of L03 saw the torpedo approaching on the Port side. (Wounded 23.10.1941 & discharged to HMS Cormorant) Secretary to Captain D at the time of the sinking. Picked up by LEGION (Made Lt Cdr) Declared unfit for sea service because of injuries to foot he spent the remainder of the war on the staff of Admiral Ramsey at Dover planning for the D-day landings. This is where he met his wife Felicity. Left RN 1948 to become export director for Shell. Died 11 February 2004.
CREEK, R. Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?
CREIGHTON. James William Stoker 2nd Class P/KX 110833. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 21 (single) Son of James Frederick and Florence Kate Creighton of North Kensington, London
CRESSWELL. Lawrence Herbert Cotton. Commissioned Gunner (T).DSC (London Gazette 14 October 1941 for Bismarck Action) MBE Appointed 17 August 1937 to June 1941?
CRISP. L.R. Signalman. October 1939 to March 1940?
CRISPIN, H.T. Lt. Navigator Appointed to Cossack 11 July 1941. (Survivor. Wounded 23.10.41 & discharged to HMS Cormorant) (Died in Salerno Operation)
CROSSKEY, M. E. Stoker 1st Class. P/KX 94768. (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney)
CUBITT, A. Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 274539. (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney)
CUFF, W. Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?
CULLEN, Charles Engine Room Artificer 5th Class P/MX 78628. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) (Born Glasgow)
CUMMING, W. Stoker. October 1939 to March 1940?
CURRY, Alfred Edward Petty Officer Telegraphist. P/JX 134082. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 27 (single) son of Alfred Edwin and Daisy Ethel Curry of Bembridge, Isle of Wight

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