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

 

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NAME

DETAILS WHERE KNOWN

HAKNEY, H. Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1940?
HACK, ’Taxi’Alfred A. Ordinary Seaman/Leading Seaman/Able Seaman. P/JX 212236.’ A’ Gun (Blown in to the water and broke his leg 23.10.41 and discharged to Military Hospital and HMS Cormorant)
HALL, L. E. Petty Officer Telegraphist. January 1939 to March 1939?
HALLIDAY, Jim. Ordinary Seaman. June 1938 to May 1940. Navigators Yeoman. At Altmark Incident. Although not part of the official boarding party was asked to volunteer to release the prisoners so armed himself with a bayonet. Went with Brian Besford to search cabins where they found Captain Starr and Captain Brown. After L03 he joined the Submarine Service. Left the RN as a Leading Seaman
HALLIWELL, Robert Brian Commander(E) DSO (London Gazette 14 October 1941 for Bismarck Action) Joined RN 1918. Appointed to Cossack 9 November 1939. (Survivor – picked up by HMS Legion & discharged to HMS Cormorant) Other ships included AFRIDI. Died 1984 aged 80
HAMBLIN, H.J. Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?
HAMLET, John Grime Ordinary Coder. P/JX 229763. (Missing presumed Killed 23.10.41) Age 35 (single) Son of Henry and Jane Baron
HANAHAN, B.   Telegraphist. October 1939 to March 1940?
HANCOCK, D. Boy Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?
HANKEY, P. Lt. Appointed 6 June 1940. Flotilla Signal Officer
HANNAH, James >Boy 1st Class. P/JX 166844. (Missing presumed Killed 23.10.41) Age 17 (single) Son of William Wakefield and Janet Hannah of Fence Houses. Co. Durham
HARBORNE, W.H. Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1940?
HARDY, J.A. Ordinary Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939? Born 4 May 1911. Died 2 March 1997
HARE, W.D.G. Cook. January 1939 to March 1940?
HARGREAVES, John Ordinary Coder. P/JX 229764. (Missing presumed Killed 23.10.41) Joined RN in November 1940. Age 36 (single) Elder son of John and Emma Hargreaves of 114 Poolstock Worsley Mesnes. Wigan, Lancs. Attended St James’s School and then worked for the Wigan Examiner before entering service with the LMS Railway as a clerk. He was connected with St James’s Church and Sunday School.
HARMER, Clifford George.L. Ordinary Seaman. P/SSX 22856 Onboard at January 1939.Was member of the running team. Lost most of his left hand in collision with SS Borthwick 7.11.39. Invalided out 25.9.40. Died 4.9.2014 aged 93.
HARMON, W. L. Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?
HARPER, James. Able Seaman.P/JX 126321 LTO. DSM (London Gazette 12 April 1940) January 1939 to March 1940? At 2nd Battle of Narvik. Boarded Altmark on his 30th birthday. Tasked with finding and guarding the main electrical switch. A German fired at his foot as he entered hatchway. He disabled the German by hitting over the head with the butt of the revolver he had been issued with. Retained the bullet splinter from his foot as a souvenir.
HART, Sydney E. Ordinary Telegraphist/Leading Telegraphist. Joined RN February 1939. Onboard at January 1940 (Altmark Incident) to April 1940. Served on ZULU until she was sunk September 1942. Left RN 1956 to become GPO Telegraphist, Counter Clerk. Post Office Manager. Died 14 January 2000 aged 78.
HARVEY, Dennis Boy Seaman/Boy 1st Class P/JX 171859. (Missing presumed Killed 23.10.41) Age 17 (single)
HATHERLEY J.F. Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?
HAUXWELL, Stanley Able Seaman. P/J 114183. Onboard at October 1939. Discharged to HMS Victory 30. 09.41) David Grant referred to a John Hawkswell Is this the same person?
HAWES, Stanley Sidney Ordinary Signalman RNVR. P/LD/X 4757. (Missing presumed Killed 23.10.41) Age 25 (married to Joan Elizabeth of Tottenham) Son of Stanley Amos and Bertha Hawes. Daughter (now) Mrs L.J. Bladon and son Eric Vernon Hawes.
HAYNES, W.W. Midshipman. January 1939 to March 1939?
HAYWARD, William G. Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 212237. Starboard side Lookout (Badly wounded in the arm 23.10.41 and discharged to HMS Cormorant [Hospital Ponta Delgada]) According to Harry Redman Hayward had his arm amputated in Hasler Hospital
HEAD, Edward Albert. ERA4. P/MX 59286. October 1939 to 9 June 1941. VICTORY 27.2.39 As Acting ERA4. COSSACK 25.7.39. Made ERA4 29.12.40. VICTORY 9.6.41. TONBRIDGE 10.7.41 Killed onboard HMS Tonbridge 22 August 1941.
HEATH, J. H. Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1940?
HEATHER, Jack Ordinary Seaman. P/SSX 35678. Joined the RN 11 March 1941 for 12 years. COLLINGWOOD 11.3.41 to 19.5.41.  VICTORY 20.5.41 to 28 .8. 1941. On Cossack books from 29 August 1941. (DRAKE and CORMORANT) Missing presumed killed 23.10.41 on ‘A’ gun. Age 20 (single) Son of Walter and Priscilla Heather of Maybury, Surrey. Born 18 February 1921
HEATHERLEY, Joseph Fred ( J.L.) Able Seaman. P/SSX 15513. Shown onboard at January 1939. (Killed in collision with SS Borthwick 7.11.39). Age 23 Buried in Seafield Cemetary Edinburgh (single) Son of John and Lilian Heatherley of Braunstone, Leicestershire.
HERBERT, Cyril Petty Officer. P/JX 143010. (Wounded 23.10.41)
HERRETT, C.J. Acting Petty Officer Temporary. P/JX 143010. Survivor discharged to Military Hospital and HMS Cormorant
HERRIDGE, J. Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?
HHEWITSON, Charles Leslie. Ordinary Seaman. P/SSX 35569. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 19 (single) Son of Wilkinson and Elizabeth Hewitson of Wormley, Herts
HICKS, N. Able Seaman. P/SSX 22313. (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney)
HIGHAM, P.R.C. Midshipman. January 1939 to March 1939?
HIGSON, Frank Peak Able Seaman. P/SSX 19318. (Born Prestwick) (Missing presumed Killed 23.10.41) (single) Son of Ernest and Elizabeth Higson of Sale, Cheshire
HILL, Eric. Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?
HILL, Harold Ordinary Signalman. P/JX 213840. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 29 (single)Son of Harold and Francis Alice Hill of Hull
HILL, R.J. Telegraphist. October 1939 to March 1940? Leading Telegraphist at the ALTMARK incident. May have been on loan from AURORA
HILLIER, J.D. Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?
HILTON, Stanley Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 164211. (Missing presumed Killed 23.10.41) Age 18 (single)Son of William Squires and Elsie Eliza Hilton of Durkar, Yorks
HIRST, Norman Electrical Artificer 4th Class. P/MX 60332. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) (single) Son of Thomas Frederick and Marie Hirst of Wyke Regis, Dorsetshire
HISCOCK, ‘Vic’ A.V. Ordinary Seaman/Able Seaman. P/JX 212238 Joined August 1940 at Roysth. (At BISMARCK action) Navigators Yeoman. ‘A’ gun crew with Sandy Saunders, Tubby Clarkson, Tanky Gates and Taxi Hack until two days before last convoy then transferred to ‘Y’ gun crew. Abandoned ship with Ron Poole. Survivor - picked up by Legion and discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney to Loch Ewe. Decorations: 1939/45 Star. Italy Star. Burma Star. Atlantic Star. North Africa Star. General Service Medal. Malta Siege Commemorative Medal. Came from Lymington. Other ships included EXCELLENT, TETCOTT. Left RN 1946 to resume being a bricklayer. Died 11 October 2003. Wife Betty.
HOBBS, A.L. Leading Seaman/Petty Officer. January 1939 to March 1940?
HODGSON, J.F. Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 274216. (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney)
HODGKINSON, Alan Norman Ordinary Signalman. P/JX 211970. (Missing presumed killed 3.10.41) Age 20 (single) Son of Norman and Madeleine Hodgkinson
HOLLOWAY, F. Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?
HOLMES, D. Boy Seaman/Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 160613 & MX 766244. Born 25 May 1923 in St Pancras, London, he became a Barnardo Boy, joined RN on 21 Nov 1938 and was onboard Cossack at 28 Sep 1939. (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory) . He transferred to the Electrical branch and retired from the RN as an EM1 on 13 Oct 1953. Wife Jean and grand-daughter Linda Holmes and lived at 14 Oxford Street, Glasgow. Died 11 February 2014.
HOLWILL, C.J. Telegraphist. January 1939 to March 1940?
HOOPER, Jimmy? No further information to date.
HOPE, William. E. ('Bill') Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 171854. Joined 1940 as a Boy Seaman. Y Gun crew. Survivor picked up by Legion discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney) Left the Navy as a Leading Seaman October 1953. Died 23 July 1996
HOPKINS, T ‘Tommy’ Ordinary Seaman. (Joined L03 early 1941) Ships included RAMSEY. Died 11 July 2000
HOPS, William Ernest Seaman
HORSEMAN, Watson Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 23666. Born 14.11.1911. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 30 (married to Winifred of Redcar, Yorks – son John) Son of John and Elizabeth Jane Horseman
HORSFIELD, A. Stoker. October 1939 to March 1940?
HORTON, H. Stoker. October 1939 to March 1940?
HOWARD, W. J. Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1940?
HOWELL, Frederick Walter Ordinary Seaman. RANVR. S.5001. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Name appears on the Devonport Memorial. Son of Frederick Walter and Grace Williams Howell of Homebush. New South Wales, Australia
HOWISON, John Gray. Able Seaman RNVR. P/ESD/X 1624. (Born Edinburgh (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 26 (married to Agnes of Edinburgh) Son of Mr and Mrs William Howison
HOWMAN, Charles Cecil Able Seaman. P/J 99474. (Missing presumed Killed 23.10.41)
HUDDLESTON, G.W. ERA. October 1939 to March 1940?
HUGHES, David T. Able Seaman. 1940-1941 Also served in MANCHESTER during Operation Pedestal.  The ship was sunk and after 9 hours in the water he scrambled ashore at Cap Bon in North Africa and was interned. After three months was rescued by an American armoured column. Died 6 May 2007 in the Basingstoke area.
HUGHES, John Arthur Probationary Supply Assistant/Leading Supply Assistant P/MX 67998. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 21 (single) Son of John and Rosina Hughes of Brighton, Sussex. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 57, Column 2
HUGHES, ‘Bobbie’ R.W. Lieut. Flotilla Signals Officer. Appointed to Cossack 28 July 1941. (Survivor. Wounded 23.10.41 & discharged to HMS Cormorant)
HUGHES, W. Ordinary Seaman/Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1940?
HUNT, Jack Ordinary Seaman/Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1940? At Altmark incident (aged 19). Press cutting shows he fell in the water but re-boarded ALTMARK. Fought with a bare footed German who bumped his head on a lifeboat and passed out. Attended Trent Bridge Boy’s School
HUNTER, Alfred. Able Seaman. P/SXX 21603. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 23 (married to Violet May of Brighton, Sussex) Son of Albert and Francis Hunter
HUTCHINGS,Leslie James Petty Officer. Chief Petty Officer DSM (London Gazette 1 January 1942) P/J 98386. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 36 (married to Eileen May of Copner, Hampshire) Son of Leslie Dennis and Ada Maud Hutchins.
HUTCHINS, R. Able Seaman. Believed to have joined 1938 (Shown on ships books at January 1939. (No. 5 Mess) and left after 2nd Battle of Narvik. Killed in action in HMLC ME2 (Buried at La Reunion, Cem Bougie. Algeria
HUTCHINSON, H. Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?
HYAM, T.(S.)/V. Able Seaman/Acting Leading Seaman. January 1939 to March 1940?
ILLINGWORTH, George Stoker 1st Class. P/KX 79723. (Missing presumed Killed 23.10.41) Age 30 (single) Son of Mr and Mrs R. Illingworth of Gateshead Co. Durham
INGRAM, C. Chief Stoker. January 1939 to March 1940?
IREDALE, J.F. Ordinary Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?
ISAAC, Max Frederic Lt. A/S Officer. Appointed to Cossack 9 June 1941. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 31 (married to Stella Elizabeth of Kingston, Somerset) Son of Gilbert J. and Florence A Isaac. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 45, Column 1 and on Kingston, St Mary War Memorial
JACKMAN,E. Petty Officer Writer. October 1939 to March 1940?
JACKMAN,S.H.J. Able Seaman. P/JX 125634. (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney)
JACKSON, Geoffrey Herbert. Chief Electrical Artificer. P/M 38438. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 32 (married to Madeline of Southsea, Hampshire) Son of  William Herbert and Ruth Jackson
JACKSON, Jack. W.F. Able Seaman. PJX137940. January 1939 to March 1940? Commissioned Cossack brand new and soaking wet, the cleaning ladies had just finished! Manned Y Turret. One of the first to board Altmark. He recalls an incident where he was standing over the Altmark crew, carrying a rifle with a bayonet attached, a crew member opened a door which was booby trapped and a bullet went through his arm. Had it not been for a German doctor on board the Altmark the crew member could have died. Born 26 December 1916. Married Kathleen. Children Tina and Nicholas. Lived in Devon for 24 years after leaving where he owned a builders merchants – Jack Jacksons. Other ships – FAULKNOR 36/37, CAMITO
JAMES, John Henry Whitfield Acting/Leading Seaman. P/JX 147419. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 22 (single)Son of Arthur Eldred and Ellen Elizabeth James of Cosham, Hampshire
JARRETT, H. Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?
JEANS, K. E. Signalman
JENKS, A.R.C. Midshipman. Appointed to Cossack 3 April 1941.
JENKINS, Claude Wilmot Able Seaman. P/JX 195460. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 27 (married to Lillian May of Portslade, Sussex. Son of Wilmot and Ethel Jenkins
JENKINSON, Hubert L./Arthur Stoker Petty Officer. P/KX 83767. Mess 13 (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 26 (married to Kitty of Tipner, Portsmouth) son of Arthur and Grace Jenkinson
JENNINGS, R.A. Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?
JERRARD, C. Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1940?
JEWITT G.E. Stoker, January 1939 to March 1940?
JOHNSON, Alan Bennett Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 273770. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) (married to Florence Muriel of North Ferriby, Yorkshire Son of Charles Edward and Agnes Johnson
JOHNSON, Derrick A.N. Boy Seaman/Able Seaman. P/JX 156468. Onboard at October 1939. (Wounded 23.10.41 & discharged to military hospital and HMS Cormorant)
JOHNSON, F.E. Stoker.January 1939 to March 1940?
JONES, Alfred Edmund Acting Yeoman of Signals. Temporary. P/J 48940. (Missing presumed Killed 23.10.41)
JONES I.R. Onboard at the ALTMARK incident
JONES, J.H. (Jimmy) Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1940? ‘Larry Adler of the Cossack’
JONES, Thomas Arthur. Able Seaman. Gunner. October 1939 to March 1940? Died 17 March 1996
JORDAN, G.H. Ordinary Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?
JOWETT, H. Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?
JULIANO, C. Canteen Assistant. January 1939 to March 1939?
JUDD, Frank .A. Signalman. P/JX 145145 January 1939 to late 1940. Was at the Altmark incident. (Promoted to Lt Cdr) Believed to have died.
KEENES, Frederick Stephen Able Seaman. P/J 92997. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 40 (married to Emilie of Camberley, Surrey) Son of Frederick C and Elizabeth A of South Woodford, Essex.
KELLAWAY, ‘Alec’ E.A. Leading Stoker P/KX 88114. Joined at Portsmouth 0 April 1940 to 14 April 1941 (At BISMARCK action). Joined RN 10 February 1936 as 2nd Class Stoker. Other ships include HOOD, SKATE, LOCH TARBERT, CONCORD.
KELLETT S. Sub Lt. October 1939 to March 1940?
KENNY, H. Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?
KEY, Harold Benson Acting Leading Seaman. Yeoman of Signals P/JX 144806. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) (married to Yvonne of Basingstoke, Hampshire) son of Mr and Mrs Harry Benson Key
KEYS, F.W. Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?
KILBRIDGE, J. Ordinary Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?
KINDER, J. Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?
KINNEAR, H. Chief ERA. P/M 8022. (Survivor discharged to HMS Cormorant)
KIRBY, H.J. W/Man. P/MX 69728. Torpedoman. (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory taking passage onboard HMS Rodney)
KIRK, Harold. C. Signalman. October 1939 to March 1940? Transferred temporally from the AFRIDI while she was in refit. Joined the RN as a Boy at GANGES in 1936 becoming a Signal Boy in May 1938 when he joined IRON DUKE. Three months later he was drafted to BARHAM for 16 months and become an Ordinary Seaman. June 1939 saw him in AFRIDI and apart from the short draft to L03 remained with the AFRIDI until she was sunk by German aircraft NW of Trondheim, Norway on 3 May 1940. July 1940 saw him onboard a French torpedo boat L’INCOMPRISE which had been “captured” from the French Navy at Portsmouth on 3 April 1940. He was rated Acting Leading Seaman before being drafted to PACKENHAM.  6 months later he was rated Acting Yeoman of Signals (Temporary).   PACKENHAM was severely damaged 6months later in a battle with Italian torpedo boats at night off Maretimo. The ship was taken in tow by the PALLADIN but was bombed the next day by Italian aircraft and had to be sunk by the PALAIDIN.  Harold survived and carried on serving until June 1952 leaving as a full Yeoman of Signals. Died 26th July 2009.  He was 88 years old.  
KNIGHT. Cecil Herbert Able Seaman. P/J 30883. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 42 (married for seven years to Ivy Frances of Kathleen Road Sholing, Hampshire) Son of Thomas and Alice KNIGHT. Served 26 yeas in the RN which he joined aged 15 in May 1914.  He was at the battle of Jutland onboard HMS King George V and was later engaged on minesweeping work. Soon after the First World War his ship HMS Myrtle was sunk by a floating mine. He was rescued and taken to Copenhagen. Between wars he saw service on the China station, South American Station and in the Mediterranean. His ships included the Iron Duke, the Effingham (sunk during the war), the Durban. the Delight and the Glasgow . Whilst in the latter ship he helped to transport refugees from Spain during the Spanish War. He left the Navy for a few months in 1938 but rejoined in June 1939. At the beginning of the war he was in HMS Suffolk and later transferred to Cossack. Born in Bitterne he was possessor of four medals including the 1914 –18 “Mine Clearance Service Badge”
KNIGHT. Herbert >Ordinary Signalman. P/JX 223263. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 26 (single) Son of Edward and Alice KNIGHT of Morden, Surrey
KNIGHT. R.W. Boy Seaman/Able Seaman. P/JX 157321. Onboard at October 1939. (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory)
KNOTT, S.E. ERA. October 1939 to March 1940?
KNOTT, Stephen Thomas (W) Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 237049. Joined RN at COLLINGWOOD January 1941. Joined COSSACK July 1941 (At BISMARCK action) (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney).Went to EXCELLENT for training then joined QUORN as an Able Seaman (3). Also served on MAGPIE and EXMOOR before leaving the RN in January 1946. Worked in a local paper mill followed by a fruit and veg shop. This was followed by combined fruit and veg shop and a wet fish shop. Later ventures saw him in a fish and chip shop and a mobile fish and chip van working both sides of the Medway. Died 26 December 2005 age 90.
KNOWLES Gerry Able Seaman (Three badge)
KNOX, (Surname in National Archive file but no details)

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