HMS Tweed – Survivors Roll of Honour

According to Royal Navy records there were 139 souls on board HMS Tweed (K250) when she was sunk on 7 January 1944. Eighty-three of those officers and men were killed in or shortly after the sinking (although one died from his wounds nearly 3-weeks later) and are recorded on the Roll of Honour page.

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Listed below are the names of the 56 men that survived that ordeal – nearly all sustained mental and physical injuries in the process. Given that most were already adults at the time and over 65 years have passed since few, if any, are still with us today. However, their memory lives on.

Please note: there are variations in the crew list supplied by Royal Navy records 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 later confirmation of rank (or further promotion). 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.


BALDWIN, Reginald Bertram, Temp. Petty Officer Stoker, KX 96679

BALL, Alan John Kenneth, Lieutenant (Royal Naval Reserve)

BARNETT, Ronald, Ordinary Seaman, JX 428735

BATES, Reginald Raymond, Acting Leading Stoker, KX 114882

BRIGGS, Thomas Graham, Lieutenant (Royal Naval Reserve)

BYFORD, Edwin William, Ordinary Seaman, JX 389157

CLARK, Henry William, Ordinary Seaman, JX 388647

CUTLER, John William, Acting Leading Seaman, SR175

DAVIES, Robert, Acting Able Seaman, JX 370807

DAWHER, James Henry, Stoker Petty Officer, KX 77021

DEEPROSE, William James, Able Seaman, JX 425421

DOON, William Edward, Able Seaman, JX 384548

DUFEU, Edward Syvret, Ordinary Seaman, JX 625545

DUSTING, Norman Reginald Wynn, Temporary Lieutenant (RNVR)

EASLICK, Denzil, Leading Steward, LX 23105

ELVINS, Ronald Alfred, Able Seaman, JX 295830

ELY, Frank Leonard, Temporary Leading Cook, MX 58121

EMERY, Harry, Temporary Acting Stoker Petty Officer, KX 90918

EVANS, James John, Engine Room Artificer 4c, MX 72898

FAIRRIE, Anthony Johnston, Surgeon Lieutenant (RNVR)

FRY, Frederick John, Ordinary Signalman, LD/X 3211

GARLAND, George Herbert, Cook, MX 106377

GRAYLEY, Harold, Telegrapher, JX 210109

HARFLEET, Frank Frederick, Acting Able Seaman, JX 298455

HEDDON, Alan Thomas James, Acting Able Seaman, JX 401326

HOLLIWELL, John Anthony, Stoker 1c, KX 108571

HOWE, Ernest Edward, Temporary Acting Petty Officer, JX 155117

INGHAM, Joseph, Ordinary Seaman, JX 384346

JONES, James Ernest, Ordinary Seaman, JX 626430

JONES, John O'Neil, Able Seaman, JX 187564

JOWETT, William, Temporary Acting Leading Stoker, KX 106620

LAMBOURNE, Frank George, Able Seaman, SSX 32513

LAWRENCE, Raymond Edwin, Engine Room Artificer 3c, MX 50934

LOUCKS, George, Temporary Lieutenant (RCNVR)

MACKIE, James Lumsden, Ordinary Telegrapher, JX 357293

MATTHEWS, Joseph, Acting Stoker 1c, KX 121603

McLEAN, Felix Kelly, Ordinary Seaman JX 516290

MILLER, Robert Stevenson, Lieutenant Commander (RNR) – Captain

MILLICAN, John Chesnut, Stoker 2c, KX 596038

PARKER, Gilbert, Temp. Acting Chief Engine Room Artificer, MX 50244

PIERCY, Raymond Frederick, Telegrapher, JX 404858

RANDALL, Herbert Reginald Walker, Able Seaman, JX 262624

RIDDIOUGH, Ralph, Telegrapher, JX 343936

SHAW, Edward, Leading Signalman, JX 144577

SMITH, Sydney Jack, Stoker 1c, SKX 1063

STOBART, Robert William, Temporary Leading Seaman, JX 149790

SYMONDS, Aldred Thomas James, Ordinary Seaman, JX 387802

TRUEMAN, William Harold, Temporary Acting Leading Stoker, KX 98009

WALKER, Stanley Victor, Ordinary Seaman, JX 565970

WALTERS, John Dennis, Ordinary Seaman, JX 388523

WATERHOUSE, William, Ordinary Telegrapher, JX 344059

WILLIAMSON, David Peter Waldron, Temporary Sub Lieutenant (RNVR)

WILLS, Edward Wilson, Ordinary Signalman, JX 273861

WILSON, Michael Angus, Temporary Lieutenant (RNVR)

WINTERBOTTOM, Charles John, Temporary Warrant Mechanic (RN)

YORK, Arthur Howard, Ordinary Seaman, JX 396535 





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