Royal Navy Memorial, Portsmouth - white Portland stone pillar crowned with an ornate metal and stone top with ships' prows, angels and a globeMetal panels bearing the names of the fallen and the statue of a sailor - section of the Royal Navy Memorial, PortsmouthHMS Tweed – Roll of Honour

Eighty three officers and men (3 officers and 80 other ranks) died after HMS Tweed was torpedoed.

One body was recovered from the sea and together with five survivors who later died from their wounds were buried at sea. The others were never seen again (virtually all the survivors were injured in the sinking – mentally and physically. For some the effects of the sinking lasted for the rest of their lives). All those who died when HMS Tweed sank and have no grave but the sea are commemorated on the Royal Navy memorial at Portsmouth (shown in the photos).

Listed below alphabetically are the names of those men who made the supreme sacrifice (please note: MPK – Missing Presumed Killed; DOW – Died of Wounds).

Behind each of the names is a story and a tragedy for the families involved. Of the 83 the age of 65 are known; they ranged from 18 to 47 (36 were 21 or under). 20-year old Edward James Millichope was married. Another 20-year old, Peter Critcher's parents lived in Croxley Green, Hertfordshire. While George Eric Dunell, 25, came from Canada.


Please note: there are variations in the crew list supplied by Royal Navy records, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission database, and the Board of Inquiry report. Variations in rank may be due to the Navy list being contemporary to the period of the sinking and those shown as holding temporary and / or acting positions may have received posthumous confirmation of rank. Other variations may be due to inaccurate recording during the war, misspellings, poor handwriting or errors made when transferring the data from paper to an electronic format. Most of these have been resolved however it is possible that there may be others.

Age of casualties, where recorded, is listed in brackets.


ALDERSON, Frank, Acting Able Seaman, JX 389453, MPK (19)

ALLEN, Frank Joseph, Ordinary Coder, JX 611082, MPK (18)

ARMOUR, Edwin, Temp. Petty Officer, JX 149085, MPK (23)

BAILEY, Ronald Clifford, Ordnance Mechanic 5c, JX126215, MPK

BARNSLEY, Albert Edward, Ordinary Seaman, JX 514986, MPK (19)

BAYLEY, Ernest, Stoker 1c, K 66340, MPK (47)

BOUGHEN, Lawrence Joseph, Able Seaman, JX 394513, MPK (19)

BROWN, Arthur, Steward, LX 30910, DOW (19)

BROWN, Thomas, Able Seaman, SSX 23416, MPK

BROWN, William, Acting Able Seaman, JX 396564, MPK (20)

BURNETT, Albert George, Chief Petty Officer Stoker, K 63312, MPK

CALLAN, Jack, Stoker 1c, KX 112279, MPK (27)

CHALCRAFT, Sidney, Petty Officer, JX 142345, DOW (24)

CHAMBERLAIN, Neville Stanley Wallace, Acting Able Seaman, JX 388565, MPK (18)

CLARK, Ronald Parker, Acting Petty Officer, JX 144724, DOW (24)

CLARKE, William George, Acting Leading Stoker, KX 112516, MPK

COURT, William Arthur, Acting Able Seaman, JX 389631, MPK (19)

COWLING, William, Stoker 1c, KX 144860, MPK (21)

COX, John Edward, Engine Room Artificer 3c, MX 78321, MPK (26)

CRESWICK, Percy, Stoker Petty Officer, K 26695, MPK (45)

CRITCHER, Peter, Ordinary Seaman, JX 337873, MPK (20)

CROOK, John, Acting Able Seaman, JX 388851, MPK (18)

DANIELS, George Henry, Acting Able Seaman, JX 386147, MPK (18)

DIXON, John, Able Seaman, JX 197547, MPK

DODD, Arthur Albert, Telegraphist, JX 248287, MPK (23)

DUDDELL, Francis William Edwin, Temp. Petty Officer, SSX 24634, MPK (30)

DUNELL, George Eric, Temp. Sub Lieutenant, RCNVR, MPK (25)

DUNN, Colin, Able Seaman, JX 274731, MPK (21)

EDGAR, Samuel, Sick Berth Attendant, MX 100877, MPK (20)

ESTLEA, Clifford Carr, Acting Leading Seaman, JX 310820, MPK (21)

FOSSEY, Charles Alfred William, Acting Stoker Petty Officer, KX 94627, MPK (26)

GRABHAM, Isaac Robert, Acting Able Seaman, JX 328232, MPK (19)

GRACE, John William, Acting Able Seaman, JX 608507, MPK (23)

GREEN, Reginald Richard, Acting Able Seaman, JX 307691, MPK (19)

GREGORY, Alwyn, Ordinary Seaman, JX 387305, MPK (19)

[Alvin according to CWGC database]

HANCHANT, John, Acting Able Seaman, JX 394526, MPK (19)

HASTIE, James, Able Seaman, JX 237130, MPK (29)

HAWES, William James, Able Seaman, JX 263852, MPK (30)

HEWITT, John Arthur, Leading Radio Mechanic, MX 126092, MPK (26)

HISCOCK, Joseph Cyril, Ordinary Seaman, JX 516997, MPK (18)

HOAD, Albert William Ernest, Ordnance Mechanic 4c, MX 98400, MPK

HOLLAND, Eric, Telegraphist, P/JX 402161, MPK (19)

HOUGHTON, Frank, Acting Able Seaman, JX 389454, MPK

HOUNSOM, Arthur Alan, Temp. Petty Officer Telegraphist, JX 138086, MPK

JAMES, Frederick John Charles, Able Seaman, JX 274810, MPK (37)

JOLLY, Reginald George, Ordinary Seaman, JX 516412, MPK (18)

JONES, Thomas John, Able Seaman, JX 333571, MPK (23)

LARNER, John Cullis, Acting Able Seaman, JX 389468, MPK

LEAL, William Charles, Temp. Stoker Petty Officer, KX 87970, MPK (27)

LEECH, Arthur William, Acting Stoker 1c, P/KX 137236, MPK (22)

MARSTON, Donald Edward Ludfield, Signalman, JX 191663, MPK

MARTIN, Guy Kenneth, Acting Leading Stoker, KX 119013, MPK

McQUARRIE, Thomas, Motor Mechanic 4c, MX 98673, MPK (21)

MEADOWS, William, Able Seaman, JX 294879, MPK (20)

MELOY, William Basil George, Able Seaman, JX 389552, MPK

MILLICHOPE, Edward James, Acting Able Seaman, JX 384008, DOW (20)

MURDOCH, David Tanner, Able Seaman, JX 358873, MPK (20)

NASH, Bertie, Able Seaman, JX 264280, MPK

NUTTALL, Whittaker Hardacre, Able Seaman, JX 298046, MPK (21)

OATES, Stephen Machell, Temp. Sub Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK (24)

O'CALLAGHAN, Desmond, Ordinary Telegraphist, JX 404721, MPK

ORCHARD, Arthur John, Temp. Leading Supply Assistant, MX 71756, MPK (21)

PILKINGTON, Brian, Ordinary Coder, JX 503207, MPK (20)

POPAY, Frank, Able Seaman, JX 394569, MPK (19)

RICHARDS, Colin Ralph, Temp. Leading Cook, MX 65907, MPK (24)

ROSS, Henry Edward, Acting Leading Seaman, RNVR, SD/X 1223, MPK (23)

ROSS, John Angus, Stoker 1c, KX 115583, MPK (31)

SCUDDER, Albert Sydney Richard, Stoker 2c, KX 526613, MPK

SHARRATT, Arthur Edward, Able Seaman, JX 396126, MPK (29)

SMITH, George William, Stoker 1c, KX 108607, MPK (31)

STANTON, John, Able Seaman, JX 171011, MPK (20)

TAYLOR, John Hamilton, Stoker 1c, KX 89362, MPK

THORNE, Albert William, Stoker 1c, KX 130445, MPK

TILLETT, Frederick Thomas, Acting Able Seaman, JX 388941, MPK (20)

TOWNSLEY, Reginald J, Leading Wireman, MX 70786, MPK (28)

TREMBATH, John William, Canteen Manager, NX 2373, DOW (20)

WAGSTAFF, Alfred, Stoker Petty Officer, K 65587, MPK (36)

WATERS, Walter Harry, Stoker 1c, KX 177136, MPK (28)

[Walter Henry, KX 127136 according to CWGC database]

WATSON, Ivor, Stoker 2c, KX 596080, MPK

WILD, James Francis, Steward, LX 30958, MPK (19)

WILKINSON, Dennis, Acting Able Seaman, JX 396536, MPK (19)

WINTERS, George Turnbull, Stoker 1c, P/KX 134535, MPK (22)

WOODWARD, James Henry, Acting Able Seaman, JX 394215, MPK (19)




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