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

 

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NAME

DETAILS WHERE KNOWN

LACEY, J.H. Stoker. January 1939 to March 1940?
LAMB(E?), Cyril Frank ‘Ginger’ Acting Leading Seaman. (Temporary.) P/JX 146508. Onboard as an Able Seaman at October 1939. Senior ASDIC rating. DSM. (London Gazette 25 November 41 for Operations Style and Substance) Died on HMS Legion (Buried at sea from HMS Carnation 24.10.41) Age 22 (single) Son of Frank and May of Wolverhampton
LANDER, Ernest W. Seaman RNR/Acting Leading Seaman. Temporary. P/X 9603B (Missing presumed Killed 23.10.41)
LANDRIGAN, Fred. A. Ordinary Seaman. Torpedoman. D/JX 152760 or D/JX 184859 1939 BISMARK, ALTMARK incident, Narvik Was preparing depth charges at time the torpedo hit. (Survivor picked up by Fleur de Lys discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney) Left RN 1945 to become a road haulage contractor. Died 24 April 2000
LANE, B. Able Seaman. October 12939 to March 1940?
LANE, Walter Frederick Boyt Lt Cdr. (E) October 1939 to March 1940? Received the Distinguished Service Cross (London Gazette 28 June 1940) for daring, resource and devotion to duty in the 2nd Barrle of Narvik. Subsequently Mentioned in Despatches (London Gazette 3 Feb 1942) whilst serving in WARSPITE. Qualified as M.I.Mech.E and M.I.Mar.E. in 1957 he was Engineer in Chief, Bath and then Director of Engineering at the Admiralty from 1958 to 1961. He retired as a Rear Admiral.
LANGFORD, Jack.K. Leading Seaman. Joined as Able Seaman 1938 to 1940. Died November 2000.
LAPSLEY, G. Ordinary Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?
LAVELL, R.J. Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?
LAWRENCE, Reginald Arthur Boy Seaman/Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 160260. Onboard October 1939 (Missing presumed Killed 23.10.41) Age 18 (single) Foster son of Mrs M. H. Grant of Stonecross, Pevensey, Sussex. Commemorated on Panel 50 of the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hants.
LAWSON, E.F.H. Commander(E) September 1938 to March 1940?
LEADBETTER, Stan. Boy Seaman 1st class. Bugler. P/JX 175943. Joined 1940. (At BISMARCK action) (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney) Died 3rd of December 2004 aged 80.
LEACH Petty Officer (Mentioned by Landrigan)
LEE, T.A. Ordinary Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?
LEECH, J.C. Leading Stoker. January 1939 to March 1939?
LEGG, Stan. Drafted to L03 1937- 1938? Other ships include MANCHESTER
LEONARD, L. Ordinary Seaman. October 12939 to March 1940?
LEWIS, G.E. Stoker. January 1939 to March 1939?
LEWIS, R.C. Ordinary Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?
LILES, S. C. ERA. P/MX 53975. Discharged to HMS Ark Royal 30. 09.41
LINDSEY, Lewis Boy Seaman.Believed to have been onboard at ALTMARK Incident.
LIPCAR, W.H. Leading Stoker. October 12939 to March 1940?
LISTON, Matthew Main Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class RNR. P/X 971 EB. (Missing presumed Killed 23.10.41) (married to Elizabeth of East Howdon, Northumberland) son of Matthew Main and Emily Liston
LLOYD, A.E.V. Leading Signalman. January 1939 to March 1940?
LOCKE, ‘Gary’ Henry Gordon Stoker 1st Class. KX 92512. Joined RN 9 November 1937 Onboard LO3 9 June 1938 to July 1940. March 1941 to August 1941.(At BISMARCK action, ALTMARK incident and Narvik) Later served in submarines from May 42 until he first left the service on completion of his 12 years in 1949. He rejoined in April 1950 and then left again in 1960 on completion of his time for pension. Left RN 1960 to become taxi proprietor and then a caterer. Mentioned in Despatches in October 1945 (Admiralty 271641). Served on Cossack, Cyclamen, Diligence, Petunia, Puma, Submarines Astute, Recruit, Selene, Striker,Theseus, Thresher, Token, Thule , Trenchant, Upshot. Born 11 October 1919 on the Isle of Wight. Worked as a farm labourer and a footman before joining the RN. Died on the Isle of Wight 9 September 2003.
LONG, E. Able Seaman. October 12939 to March 1940?
LONGLEY. James T. Onboard 10.6.1938 to 2.9.40. On ships books as a Signalman at January 1939. Leading Signalman promoted to Yeoman. Believed to have been killed in action onboard LAFOREY (Sunk north of Palermo 30.3.42?). Sister June Foss
LOVELL, R.J. Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?
LOWE, Alfred Alexander Colenso. Stoker 1st Class P/K 65997. DSM. (London Gazette 3 December 1940 for Operation Destruction of Enemy convoy in North Sea on 12-13 October 1940. Investiture 1 March 1941) Onboard at January 1939. (Stokers Messman looking after one of the officers cabins and the Torpedo Officers Cabin) (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 36 (married to Freda M. of Landport, Portsmouth One daughter) Son of Alfred A and A.E. Lowe)
LUTHER, G.J. Lt. January 1939 to March 1940?
MACEY, Edward John 'TED' Acting Leading Seaman.P/JX 143282 20 February 1940 to 17 April 1941. Captain of X gun. Later made Lt. Born 25 June 1919. Died 6 October 1982. Daughter Mrs M. Swan.
MACDONALD, Robert Laird Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 274481. (Born Glasgow ) (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 20 (single) Son of Donald and Margaret Macdonald of Glasgow.
McGOWAN, Albert Stoker 2nd Class. P/KX126599 (Missing presumed dead 23.10.41)
MACLEAN, Hector Charles Donald. Lt. Commander. Mention in Despatches. (London Gazette 12 April 1940) Navigating Officer. October 1939 to 18 March 1940. Made Vice Admiral Sir Hector Maclean. His father was a Captain in the Scots Guards. In 1928 served as a Midshipman in the cruiser DURBAN and was a Snotty to Lt Prince George of Kent. This was followed by several destroyers and the cruiser DELHI. After the ALTMARK incident he served on ARK ROYAL until she was torpedoed and then transferred to ANSON. Following a spell in the Admiralty he was appointed Master of the Pacific Fleet. Several ships followed including the EAGLE during the Suez Crises. His last appointment was Chief of Staff at HQ Allied Forces Mediterranean based in Malta. Appointed CB in 1960 and KBE in 1962. In retirement worked for Elliot Automation and became a JP and Deputy Lt. Born Bangalore, India 7 August 1908. Died 19 February 2003 aged 94. SEPOY, COMET, BRYONY, DRYAD, AFRIDI, ANSON, INDEFATIGABLE, SHEFFIELD, PRESIDENT, SAINTES, PHOENICA, EAGLE, MAIDSTONE, TYNE, NATO
MACLEOD, Kenneth MacAllister. Temporary Lt.(E) Senior Engineer DSC. RN. Joined 10 July 1941 (Appointed 14 July 1941). (Survivor discharged to HMS Cormorant). Born 9 February 1916. Died 4 August 1995 9 (Wife Moyra)
McCARNEY, S. Able Seaman. P/JX 170072. (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory taking passage on HMS Rodney)
McCOMISKEY, A. Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?
McCOURT, J. Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?
McEWEN OD / AB (Info from Dusty Rhodes
McLEOD, John Norman. Acting Leading Seaman (Temporary) P/SSX 29742. (Some records show spelling as Macleod) (Born Glasgow (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 21 (single) Son of Norman and Elizabeth McLeod of Glasgow
McLAUGHLAN, D. W/Man. P/MX 69732. (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney)
McMILLAN George Thomas (Mac) Able Seaman. P/JX 153952. Onboard as a Boy Seaman at January 1939. At Altmark Incident. ‘B’ 4.7 gun crew. (Harry Redman says he was a torpedoman who went on to become a Leading Torpedoman at a course at Rhodean College (taken over by the RN during the war). Said to be good at water polo. Survivor discharged to HMS Victory. Died 1990
MADIN, J. Boy Seaman/Ordinary Seaman. January 1939 to March 1940?
MALLMAN, Les Gunners Mate
MARSHALL, ‘Raggy’ Albert William Acting Leading Seaman Temporary. DSM. (London Gazette 12 April 1940 for ALTMARK incident First seaman onboard) P/JX 140520. ‘B’ 4.7 gun crew. Captain of the Mess. Onboard at January 1939. Badly burnt (See account by Ray Davies who says Raggy was put ashore at the Azores with one other) (Missing presumed Killed 23.10.41) Age 23 (married to Jessie Featherstone of Maltby, Rotherham, Yorkshire. Best man Reg Bower) son of John Thomas and Eva May Marshall 93 Victoria Street, Maltby. Joined the RN at 15. Prior to COSSACK served on COURAGEOUS and ROYAL OAK.
MARSHALL, Stanley Alfred Stoker 1st Class P/KX 95387. Onboard at October 1939 Died 13 April 1940 (Battle of Narvik) Age 20 (single) Son of Alfred Earnest and Magaret Clara Marshall
MARTIN, S.F. Leading Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?
MASTERTON, J. W. B. Acting Leading Seaman. Temporary. P/JX 150284. (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney)
MATHER, Geoffrey Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 238789. (Wounded 23.10.41 and discharged to military hospital and HMS Cormorant)
MATHIESON, Neil (Bull) (Bain) MacDonald Ordinary Seaman. DSM. P/JX 238945. (Wounded 23.10.41 and discharged to military hospital and HMS Cormorant)
MATTHEWS, F.F. Acting Petty Officer/Petty Officer. January 1939 to March 1940?
MAURICE, Robin Hamilton Lt. Cdr. DSC ( London Gazette 14 October 1941 for Bismarck Action). Mentioned in Dispatches (London Gazette 3 December 1940 for ambush of German convoy off Egersund) Appointed to Cossack 27.3.40. Staff Navigating and Operations Officer to Vian. Other ships include CLEOPATRA – Awarded DSO,SCYLLA, CAVENDISH, FROBISHER, DOSETSHIRE, RODNEY, FALMOUTH, DRYAD, TAMAR, DECOY, NATO staff appointment. Joined RN at 13 as a Cadet. Left RN 1959. Born 6 November 1910 Died aged 82. Survived by Wife - Eve
MAYES E. Leading Stoker. Temporary. P/KX 95180. (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney)
MAYES, John Arthur Petty Officer Cook.(s) Temporary. P/M 38591. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 38 (married to Nellie Dorothy of Elson, Hampshire) Son of Thomas William and Agnes Mayes. Believed to have come from Bergh Apton in Norfolk.
MAYNARD, Ron C. Ordinary Seaman RNVR Signalman 1938 RNVR London Branch. Onboard December 1939 to end of May 1940. (Altmark incident and Narvik) Made Lt Cdr RNR. Left RN 1946 to resume life as a lawyer. Born 1916. Died 27 December 2002. Other ships RNB Portsmouth, St Vincent
MEADES, J.A.E. Ordinary Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?
MEADOWS, C. Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?
MELLOR, R. Wt Telegraphist. January 1939 to March 1940?
MELTON, W.E. Stoker. October 1939 to March 1940?
MENHENICK, I.J. Paymaster Sub Lt. October 1939 to March 1940?
MILES, Frederick Arthur Petty Officer. P/SX 126936. January 1939 to March 1940? Died 10 November 1940 (Age 30. single) Son of George Thomas and Elizabeth Amelia Miles of Portsmouth
MILLARD, Anthony William Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 235487. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 19 (single)son of George and Mabel Alice Millard of Brighton< Sussex. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 51, Column 3.
MILLER ‘Dusty’ A.E. Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1940? (Ship’s ‘Putty’) ‘B’ 4.7 gun crew
MILLER, J. B. Stoker 2nd Clss P/KX 119335. (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney)
MILLS, A.G. Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?
MILLWARD Les H. ‘Ginger’ Able Seaman.(S.T.)1938 to April 1940. Died 8 August 1999
MILSOM, B.C. 'Lofty' Ordinary Seaman 1940 (Transferred to Afridi before Narvik)
MILTON, R.C. Ordinary Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?
MINTRAM, F.L. Stoker Petty Officer. January 1939 to March 1940?
MITCHELL, Cyril Francis Ordinary Seaman/Able Seaman. P/JX 212267. (Missing presumed Killed 23.10.41) Age 21 (single) son of Timothy Francis and Elsie Mitchell of Horsham, Sussex
MITCHELL, H. Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?
MITCHELL, S. Ordinary Seaman. January 1939 to March 1940?
MIZZI ‘Victor’ Victorio Chief Steward. (Maltese) 1939-45 Star, Atlantic Star, Africa Star, Italy Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 39 – 45,Naval General Service Medal, Naval Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, The Malta George Cross Fiftieth Anniversary Medal. (29 July 1939 to July 1941) Born 8 September 1913. Died?
MOCK, W.G. Temporary Sub Lt RNVR. Appointed to Cossack 10 May 1941
MONKTON, W.W.J Ships Painter (A Gun crew)
MOORE, F. Petty Officer. C/JX 128979. Left for HMS Sikh 15.10.41
MORGAN, D.N.B. Temporary Surgeon Lt. RNVR. October 1939 to March 1940?
MORIN, W.T. Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?
MORRISON, T. Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1940?
MORRISROE, M. Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?
MOSS, S. Stoker. October 1939 to March 1940?
MOTH, Brian Conventon. Lt MBE RN Gunnery Direction Officer. Appointed to Cossack 15 June 1941. (Survivor –Picked up by HMS Legion & discharged to HMS Cormorant) Served in the Korean War and the South Pacific. Survived the sinking of three ships. Made Commander. Born 18 April 1920. Died 25 December 1995 aged 75.
MUMFORD, William Patrick Acting Leading Telegraphist. Temporary. P/SSX 20818. (Missing presumed killed 23 October 1941)Age 22 (single)Son of Edith Annie Mumford of Crewton, Derbyshire. Not listed in Official Admiralty Communiqué
MUNKS, S. Acting Leading Stoker. P/KX 84618. (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney.
MYLES, D.H. Able Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?
MYLES, E. Stoker. October 1939 to March 1940?
MYLES, G. H. Leading Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?
NEE, Francis Leading Stoker/Stoker Petty Officer P/KX 80332. Date of birth 4.6.1910. Joined RN 15 April 1930. Was a professional boxer from Southsea, Hants. Joined L03 15 August 1941 (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 31 (married Eileen Monica) Son of John and Mary Nee. Daughter Patricia Lavender. Other ships included VICTORY,WARSPITE,CHAMPION, RESOLUTION, SATRE?, WELDSORAN? , HEREWARD, SALTASH, MAIDSTONE, MALAYA, DRAKE
NEW, R.E. Acting Leading Telegraphist/L Tel. January 1939 to March 1940?
NEWMAN, Wallace Percy George Stoker 1st Class. P/KX 97836. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 20 (single) Son of Isaac and Florence Newman of Poole, Dorset. Born in 1921.  Lived in Poole,  Portsmouth Naval Memorial - Hampshire Column 2. Panel 55.  
NICHOLS, Boy Seaman. (Information from Dusty Rhodes
NICHOLSON R. Boy Seaman/Ordinary Seaman. January 1939 to March 1940?
NICHOLSON, Kenneth S.H. Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 166806. Joined RN 1939 Onboard LO3 January 1941 at Southampton. At time of sinking was leader on the single pom-pom on the flag deck. (Wounded 23.10.41 and discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney) Left RN 1953 and became a metal finisher at Gillette UK. Wife Joan.
NIMMONS, Thomas Acting Engine Room Artificer 4th Class P/MX 63555. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 22 (single) Son of Thomas James and Hannah Elizabeth of Leadgate, Co Durham

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