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

 

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NAME

DETAILS WHERE KNOWN

SALISBURY, Robert ‘Robbo’ LTO or PO? 1939 to early 1941. Left RN as a CPO. Mentioned in Despatches? Now deceased. Brother George.
SALTER, Arthur William Able Seaman. P/JX 174135. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 22 (married to Catherine Elizabeth of Hamworthy, Poole, Dorsetshire) Son of Allan Charles and Mabel Annie Salter
SAMMUT, Rosario (Carmelo) Petty Officer Steward (Maltese) E/LX21636. Onboard as a Leading Steward at January 1939. At Altmark incident. Mentioned in Despatches for cheerful and ready work in caring for and feeding 55 officers released from Altmark. (London Gazette 12 April 1940) (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney)
SAMNAREZ, R.L. >Lt.Cdr. October 1939 to March 1940?
SANFORD, G.W. Telegraphist. January 1939 to March 1939?
SAUNDERS, ‘Sandy’ Arthur George Albert Petty Officer. P/J 107482. Joined RN 16.6.23. COSSACK 14.6.38 Captain of A Gun turret (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 33 . Born 16.2.08 Married to Bertha Joan of Gosport, Hampshire) son of Arthur and Blanche Saunders. Son James. Served in ships IMPREGNABLE, BARHAM, VICTORY, CENTURION,DAUNTLESS, EXCELLENT,CHAMPION, NELSON,CORNWALL, HAWKINS, ST ANGELO
SAUNDERS, Stanley Ware. Ordinary Telegraphist. P/SSX 32674. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 21 (single) Son of Bert and Bertha V Saunders of Holmer Green, Bucks
SANDERSON, A.C. Gunner. 1941?
SAVORY, Eric Stoker 2nd Class. P/KX 119241. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 20 (single) son of Fred and Maria Jane Savory of Ferryhill, Co Durham
SCADDAN, George. Acting Leading Telegraphist / L. Tel. JX 138708. Joined RN as Boy 2nd Class. 8.3.1933. Onboard 14 June 1938 to 26 May 1940 Mentioned in Despatches June 1942 and December 1944. NGS Palestine Medal October 1942. CPO Telegraphist on leaving the RN in 1946. Born 3 July 1916. Died 1 January 2003. Wife Dorothy Doreen. St VINCENT Boy 2nd class 8.3.1933 to 20.6.1934 EXCELLENT Boy Telegraphist 21.6.34 to 24.8.1934 VICTORY Ordinary Telegraphist 25.8.1934 to 29.11.1934 COVENTRY 30.11.1934 to 21.4.1935 St ANGELO 22.4.1935 TO 25.5.1935 COVENTRY 26.5.1935 to 24.7.1935 DESPATCH Telegraphist 25.7.1935 to 31.12.1937 VICTORY 1.1.1938 to 19.3.1938 HAWKINS 20.3.1938 to 25.4.1938 VICTORY 26.4.1938 to 13.6.1938 COSSACK Leading Telegraphist 14.6.1938 to 26 May 1940 VICTORY 27.5.1940 To 23.7.1940 LYNX 24.7.1940 to 31.10.1940 VICTORY 1.11.1940 to 16.1.1941 SOUTHERN PRINCE PO Telegraphist 17.1.1941 to 26.9.1944 MERCURY CPO Telegraphist. 27.9.1944 to 27.12 1944 HUNTER 28.12.1944 to 7.4.1945
SCAMMELL, W.J.R. PO Telegraphist. January 1939 to March 1940?
SEABROOK, R.D. Wt. Engineer. October 1939 to March 1940?
SCHOLEFIELD, Harry M. Ordinary Seaman. P/SSX 22989 Shown on ship’s books at January 1939. (Seriously injured in collision with SS Borthwick 7.11.39.
SCOLTOCK, R. Stoker. January 1939 to March 1939?
SCOTT, Charles H. Leading Seaman P/JX 127913. 1938 – 1940. Acting PO at Altmark Incident. Joined at Newcastle during building of L03. Left L03 after 2nd Battle of Narvik Captain of ‘B’ 4.7 gun. Purchased Pluto – the ship’s dog - for half a crown in Malta Died 30 August 2003 aged 92
SCOTT, W. Mc C P/Temporary Surg. Lt. RNVR (Survivor. Discharged to HMS Cormorant)
SCOTT, Ernest F.C. Able Seaman. P/SSX 25052. (Wounded 23.10.41 and discharged to military hospital and HMS Cormorant)
SEABROOK, R.D. Warrant Engineer. Appointed 8 January 1937 to February 1940?
SELLERS. R.C. ‘Bob’ Acting Leading Telegraphist. January 1939 to March 1940? Took the message ‘Enter’ from Winston Churchill which allowed L03 to board ALTMARK. Died aged 87. Atlantic, Africa and Italy Stars with France, Germany and North African Clasps
SEVERN, Charles Royston. Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 197657. (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney) (Living in Ripley at time of sinking
SHAKESPEARE, Warwick Ordinary Seaman RANVR. 19 May 1941 to 26 August 1941 (HMS Victory 27 August 1941 to 26 October 1941. Born in CESSNOCK NSW AUSTRALIA. Promoted to the rank of sub lieutenant on the 22/ 01/42 while at King Alfred then went on to the Dinosaur on 6/4/42. Something happened on the Dinosaur and he was tried by a disciplinary court, proved guilty and dismissed his ship and severely reprimanded. There are reference numbers (482/214/1598) Promoted to Lieutenant 22/01/43. Son Ian Shakespeare. Ships served in Collingwood, Victory (Cossack), Tyne (Cossack), King Alfred, Dinosaur.
SHARP, J CPO January 1939 – October 1939
SHAW, Frank. Boy/Able Seaman P/SSX 31275. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 19 (single) Son of George R. and Florence V. Shaw of Old Basford, Notts
SHERBROOK, R.St. V. Captain. VC (Succeeded DePass then Vian) 29 December 1939 – 17 January 1940 and 19 March 1940 – 4 May 1940. VC awarded as Captain of HMS ONSLOW. 15 April 1921 Lt 15 April 1929 Lt Cdr 31 December 1935 Cdr 30 June 1942 Captain 7 July 1951 Rear admiral Retired 4 March 1954 Decorations – 28 June 1940 DSO 12 January 1943 VC 1 June 1953
SHERGOLD, C.E. Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1940?
SHIPLEY, A.J. Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1940?
SHUTE, G.G. Temporary paymaster Lt. Appointed to Cossack 8 March 1941
SIDDONS, Arthur B. J. ‘Clutcher’ Able Seaman. P/JX 174137. Joined RN 19 December 1939. Joined LO3 March/April 1940. In 6 mess and stationed on X and Y guns At BISMARCK and Narvik action) (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory) Left the RN 6 January 1946 to become a builder. Died 31 Jan 2013.
SILVERTON, A.W. Schoolmaster. Appointed to Cossack 5 April 1941
SIMMONS, Geoffrey Frank Boy Seaman. Boy 1st Class P/JX 177274. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 17 (single) Son of Alfred and Annie Simmons of Baldock, Herts
SLADE, H.E.H. Stoker. January 1939 to March 1939?
SMALLMAN, ‘Les’ J. L. Petty Officer. (Gunners Mate) January 1939 to March 1940?
SMITH, A. Telegraphist. January 1939 to March 1939?
SMITH, Dennis Francis Able Seaman. P/JX 156300. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 19 (single) Foster son of Mr and Mrs F.W. Smith of Sutton, Surrey
SMITH, Eric. J. Able Seaman. P/SSX 16210. Shown on ship’s books at January 1939. Y turret? (Wounded 23.10.41 and discharged to HMS Cormorant)
SMITH, Frederick Petty Officer. P/J 103577 January 1939 to March 1940? Mentioned in Despatches London Gazette 3 December 1940.
SMITH, John Telegraphist. P/JX 136854. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 25 (single) son of W. J. and Mrs K. Smith of Hove. Sussex
SMITH, John Henry Acting Stoker Petty Officer. P/KX 79618. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41)
SMITH, John James Fredrick Gunner. On loan from AURORA for ALTMARK incident where he was shot in the arm. Initially treated by Dr Tyrolt of the ALTMARK. Recommended for DSC
SMITH, J. W. Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?
SMITHEN, ‘John’ ‘Hank’ Harry Edward Able Seaman/Leading Seaman P/J 82983. Quartermaster 14 June 1938 remaining on ships books until 1 April 1941. May have done the dhobying for PO Writer Yell. (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory) Born 28.10.1901 Ware Hertfordshire. Lived in Bognor Regis. Now deceased. Married to Helen
SORLEY, A.W. Boy Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?
SOUTH, W. H. Ordinary Seaman/Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1940?
SOUTHWORTH, Kenneth Ordinary Telegraphist. P/SSX 31451. Onboard September 1941 (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 20 (single) son of Percy and Ellen Southworth of Salford, Lancs
SPITERI, C. Steward. (Maltese) (July – October 1941) No number shown. Borne for victual charges only. No pay documents. (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney)
SPITERI, Dominick Petty Officer Cook (O) (Maltese) LX 149661/LX 22300. Served in Cossack 17 August 1938 to 24 July 1941. Mention in Despatches (London Gazette 12 April 1940 for looking after Altmark released prisoners) January 1939 to March 1939. Joined RN 2 March 1946 and released Class A 7 June 1947.
SPRINGALL, Henry J Stoker 1st Class RFR. P/SS 125711 (Died of injuries 23.10.41) Age 39. (married to Alice Louisa of Stepney, London) Son of Thomas James and Agnes Emma Springall. Picked up by LEGION. Died of burns. Buried at Ponta Delgada (British Protestant) Cemetery. The Azores. Two daughters living in USA (2007)
STAFACE, J. Steward. (Maltese) (July – October 1941) No number shown. Borne for victual charges only. No pay documents. (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney)
STAPLETON, L. Boy Seaman 1st Class. P/JX 181961 (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney) Described as a delightful cheery character that went on to make Petty Officer.
STARKISS, George William Chief Petty Officer. Telegraphist. BEM P/J53278. Mentioned in Despatches (14 October 1941 for Bismarck Action)(Missing presumed killed 23.10.41)
STEPHENS, ‘Lofty’ E. C. W/Man. P/MX 69734. ((Survivor discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney) Born 1919. (Married Peggy Tylie 15 November 1941 at St Johns, Wembley) Died 1989.
STEVENSON, R. Ordinary Seaman. P/SSX24251. Survivor discharged to HMS Victory. Came from Sunderland
STIRLING, P. Stoker. January 1939 to March 1939?
STONE, Sidney William Palmer Chief Yeoman of Signals. P/J 96595. Joined L03 10 June 1940. Mentioned in Despatches for sinking of the Bismarck - London Gazette 14 October 1941 (Born 26 July 1904. Missing presumed killed 23.10.41 Age 37) (Married to Dora Mary – nee Herbert - of Southampton – DAUGHTER JUNE) son of Thomas Sydney Palmer and Minnie Louisa – nee Price. Daughter June Slade.
SUGGETT, A. Acting Leading Seaman. October 1939 to March 1940?
SUMMERFIELD, W. Boy Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?
SUTTON, Harold. Victor Stoker 1st Class. P/KX 103596. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) (single) Son of Herbert T and Alice M. M. Sutton of Sheldon, Warwick
SWABEY, David Carlisle Ridley Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 282465. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 19 (single) Son of Vice Admiral Sir George Thomas Carlisle Parker Swabey KBE CB DSO and Lady Swabey of Eartham, Sussex
SWANBOROUGH, R.T. Signalman. P/JX159519 (Survivor discharged to military hospital and HMS Cormorant) (Not mentioned under list of wounded in the Official Admiralty Communique of 1941)
SWANN, A. John. Boy Seaman 1st Class. P/JX 188544. 1941 (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney) Joined RN 1940 COSSACK 1941 FORMIDABLE 1941 –1942 APOLLO 1942 – 1943 QUALITY 1943 – 1945 BIGBURY BAY 1945 – 1947 Discharge by purchase (£35) as PO/LTO 1947 Class B Reservist for 12 years Died 3 April 2008 age 84
TAGGART, D.W. Boy Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?
TALBOT, H.R. Sick Berth Petty Officer. January 1939 to March 1939?
TANNER, James Thomas Boy 1st Class/Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 188525. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 18 (single) Son of James Thomas and Daisey May Tanner of Edgbaston, Birmingham
TATE, Leslie Vernon Petty Officer. P/J 113583. Mention in Despatches. (Wounded 23.10.41 and discharged to military hospital and HMS Cormorant)
TAYLOR, Arthur Acting Ordnance Artificer 4th Class. P/MX 60329. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 22 (single) son of Arthur and Lucy of Darlington, Co Durham. Name appears on the Naval Memorial at Portsmouth
TAYLOR, Ernest Lyndon Able Seaman. P/JX 168205. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 22 (single) Son of Ernest and Mary Elizabeth Taylor of Cwmcarn. Monmouthshire
TAYLOR, Frank Henry Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 155696. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 19 (single) Son of Major Frank Ernest Taylor. Royal Artillery and Violet Gladys of Falmouth, Cornwall
TAYLOR, Fredrick John Leading Seaman. P/JX 139122
TAYLOR, John. Stoker 2nd Class P/KX 130601. (Born Glasgow, (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 31 (married to Jane of Glasgow) son of Samuel and Susan Taylor
TAYLOR, John Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 161658 Born 11 March 1923 at Knottingley. Yorks. Joined Ganges 14 February 1939. (Grenville House). Joined L03 9 February 1939. Telephone Boy No. 1 Gun. Present at Atlmark Incident. 1939 Star. Atlantic Star. Victory Medal. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 18 (single) son of Joseph and Hetty TAYLOR of Baghill, Pontefract, Yorkshire
TEMPLEMAN, Joseph Edwin Stoker Petty Officer. P/K 63082. Onboard at January 1939. Died 13 April 1940 (Battle of Narvik)
THOMAS, John Stoker 1st Class. P/KX 107399. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 24 (married to Dwynwen of Cymmer, Rhondda, Glamorgan) Son of William and Ruth THOMAS. Sister Mrs Iris Tilly.
THOMAS. J.B. Shipwright. January 1939 to March 1939?
THOMAS. R. Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 274215. (Survivor discharged to military hospital and HMS Cormorant) (Not mentioned under the injured or wounded in the Official Admiralty Communique of 1941)
THOMPSON. Frederick Telegraphist. Onboard at January 1939 and still onboard at time of Altmark incident. Left the RN in 1947 and joined the RNZN in 1948. On retirement from RNZN he worked for the Seaman’s Mission and then become Superintendent of a retired servicemen’s home in Dunedine. NZ. Died 1984 aged 68
THOMPSON. G. Able Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?
THOMPSON. Harry Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 274423. (Wounded 23.10.41 and discharged to military hospital and HMS Cormorant)
THOMPSON. Philip. Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 262841. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 27 (married Louie of Gomersal, Yorkshire.) Son of George and Annie THOMPSON
Thomson. Peter Alex. (Alexander Peter) Ordinary Seaman/Able Seaman P/JX 218045. (Born Paisley) (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 23 (married to R.Thomson of Greenford, Middx) son of William John and Catherine Hatrick Rodger
THRIPP Boy Seaman. (Info from Dusty Rhodes
TIBBS. PO Writer. Relieved by Don Yell 22 May 1940 in Southampton
TICEHURST, J. ‘Titch’ Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 212461. (Survivor picked up by Carnation and discharged to HMS Victory taking transit in HMS Rodney)
TIPPING, Trevor >Able Seaman P/SSX 22867. DSM (Awarded on HMS Petard for Enigma incident). Joined the RN 1937. Joined LO3 14 June 1938 (Boy Seaman) to 23 May 1940. Was lookout at the SS Borthwick incident. Present at ALTMARK Incident and 2nd Battle of Narvik. Other ships IRON DUKE, SPIRAEA, PETARD. (Awarded DSM for part in destroying Italian submarine URSENK several aircraft and U559 – Enigma code captured - as Captain of the POM POM. Left the RN 1957 to become a Sales Representative. Born 7 January 1921 Briscworth, Northampton . Died 9 July 2002 age 81
TISCHLER, Alexander Able Seaman.(R) P/JX 181050. (Born St Machar – Aberdeen. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) (single) son of Axel and Joan Tischler of Aberdeen
TITCOMBE, H.W. Ordinary Seaman. January 1939 to March 1939?
TOMLINS, A.V. Stoker Petty Officer. January 1939 to March 1939?
TOWNSEND, S.H. Able Seaman. P/JX 197612. (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMD Rodney)
TOYE, G. E. Acting Leading Seaman. Temporary. P/SSX 29742/P/JX164990 (Survivor discharged to HMS Victory taking passage in HMS Rodney)
TRIBE, John Henry Acting Leading Stoker. Temporary. P/KX 95157. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 27 (single) Son of John Henry and Elsie Lilian Tribe of Southsea, Hampshire
TRUSSLER, C.W. Leading Stoker. January 1939 to March 1939?
TURK, Herbert George Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 159504. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 18 (single) Son of Alfred S. and Edith Turk of Horsham. Sussex
TURNER, Bradwell Talbot. ‘Topsy’ Lt.Commander CVO DSO OBE RN (Executive Officer ) Onboard at January 1939 (First to board the Altmark – DSO London Gazette 12 April 1940) Joined the RN at 14 and was a cadet at Dartmouth. After the ALTMARK incident was seconded to the Admiralty Staff. Later became Naval Attache at UK Embassy Oslo and was made Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) Lived in Maltravers Drive, Littlehampton. Chiddingford Surrey, 44 St Johns Road, Writtle, Chelmsford CM1 3EB, and retired to Little Badow, Essex. Born 1907 Died 21 March 1989 aged 82.Blue Plaque unveiled in Littlehampton 2004.
TURNER, Dennis.(Ted) ERA5 P/MX54005. Joined 15 January 1941 to 10 May 1941. Joined RN 4.1.37 as ERA apprentice at ‘PEMBROKE. 2.9.37 CALEDONIA (Roysth). 4.9 39 COCHRANE (MTE). 13.12.40 VICTORY II as ERA5. 15.1.41 COSSACK. (Transferred with Captain Vian’s staff and returned to HMS Afridi) 11.5.41 VICTORY II. 24.5.41 SCYLLA. 12.9.41 rated ERA4. 21.741 SIRIUS. 12.9.44 Rated ERA 3.10.11.47 VICTORY II. 3.12.47 ROSSNEATH (93rd Flotilla Staff LCT. 11.2.48 ROSSNEATH (20th Flotilla LCT). 22.3.48 VICTORY II. 22.4.48 HOWE. 19.5.48 VICTORY II. 1.9.48 WOLFE. 12.9.48 rated to ERA2. 20.11.48 VICTORY. 8.7.49 MARAUDER as acting Chief ERA. 8.3.52 made CERA. 10.7. 52 VICTORY 1. 14.8.52 promoted to acting Commissioned Engineer. March 1953 to October 1954 IMPLACABLE. Joined submarines October 1955. October 1955 to February 1957 SERAPH. October 1957 to December 1959 SEA DEVIL. June 1960 to September 1962, GRAMPUS? January 1963 to May 1965 AMBROSE? June 1965 to February 1968 MAIDSTONE. 1968 to July 1970 Admiralty March. Left the RN 1971 to join submarine design section of the RAN. Died 28th December 2009.
TURNER, Reginald Frank Ordinary Seaman. P/JX 160608. (Missing presumed killed 23.10.41) Age 18 (single) son of Frank Albert and Annie Mary Turner of Watford, Herts.
TURNER, W.E. Petty Officer. January 1939 to March 1939?
TYCHURST. Jimmy Communications on ‘X’ gun
TYRELL, Thomas Herbert Charles Able Seaman C/SSX 29914. Died 13 April 1940 (Battle of Narvik) Name appears on the Chatham Memorial

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