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Casualty Lists of the Royal Navy and Dominion Navies, Armistice 1918-August 1939
Researched & compiled by Don Kindell, all rights reserved

1933 - in date, ship/unit & name order

Edited by Gordon Smith, Naval-History.Net

HMS Adventure, minelayer, lost three men to illness in 1933
(NP, click photographs for enlargements)

on to 1934



(1) Casualty information in order - Surname, First name, Initial(s), Rank and part of the Service other than RN (RNR, RNVR, RFR etc), Service Number (ratings only, also if Dominion or Indian Navies), (on the books of another ship/shore establishment, O/P on passage), Fate

(2) Click for abbreviations

(3) More information may be found in the Name Lists




Sunday, 1 January 1933


Adventure, minelayer

QUICK, Richard L, Shipwright 4c, D/MX 45721, illness



Wednesday, 4 January 1933


Cornwall, heavy cruiser

HARDING, Thomas H, Able Seaman, P/J 12004, illness



Friday, 6 January 1933


Resolution, battleship

SIMONS, James, Leading Stoker, D/K 21515, died



Saturday, 7 January 1933


Shoreham, sloop

HARRISON, Lawrence R, Petty Officer, D/J 32191, illness



Tuesday, 10 January 1933


Royal Navy

FOWLER, Lawrence P, Engineer Commander, illness


Wireless Telegraph Station, Matara, Ceylon (Sri Lanka)

FULLER, Frank, Leading Telegraphist, C/J 108308, illness



Wednesday, 11 January 1933


Effingham, cruiser

MILLAR, Hugh, Petty Officer, P/J 15505, illness



Thursday, 12 January 1933


RM Deal, Kent

NICOLL, David I, Py/2nd Lieutenant, RM, illness



Friday, 13 January 1933


Pembroke, Chatham

WILSON, Ernest G W, Telegraphist, C/J 113022, road accident, killed



Saturday, 14 January 1933


Vivid, Devonport

JENKINS, William H, Engineman, RNR, E V 158, illness



Monday, 16 January 1933


Hastings, sloop

BROWN, George J, Leading Stoker, D/KX 76521, drowned



Tuesday, 17 January 1933


Effingham, cruiser

TOMPKINS, Albert J, Stoker 1c, P/KX 76068, illness


L.26, submarine

MCIVER, George A, Leading Stoker, C/K 58124, drowned



Wednesday, 18 January 1933


Queen Elizabeth, battleship

MCQUADE, William, Marine, 17376 (Ply), illness



Thursday, 19 January 1933


Shamrock, destroyer

MORRIS, William J, Able Seaman, P/J 113074, killed



Saturday, 21 January 1933


Exeter, heavy cruiser

BUSWELL, Leonard W, Able Seaman, D/J 109194, accidentally killed



Sunday, 22 January 1933


Valiant, battleship

STOUT, Ernest C, Leading Stoker, C/K 11512, illness



Monday, 23 January 1933


Valiant, battleship

SCOTT, Alfred W, Marine, 22359 (Ch), illness



Tuesday, 24 January 1933


Ganges, Shotley/Harwich

CLARKE, Wilfred W, Boy 1c, JX 136868, illness


Pembroke, Chatham

HIGGS, Jack D, Ordnance Artificer Apprentice, MX 47665, illness


Vivid, Devonport

GRAVES, Clarence C, Able Seaman, D/J 6308, illness



Wednesday, 25 January 1933


Flora, Simonstown, South Africa

SAID, Mohammed B, Steward, L 15173, illness


Hawkins, cruiser

ROBINSON, James, Stoker 1c, P/KX 75510, drowned


Vivid, Devonport

MOXHAM, Henry C, Able Seaman, D/JX 130512, illness



Friday, 27 January 1933


Vivid, Devonport

HARDIE, Cyril N, Steward, D/LX 20573, illness



Sunday, 29 January 1933


Pembroke, Chatham

EVANS, Reginald A, Petty Officer, C/J 6504, illness



Monday, 30 January 1933


Pembroke, Chatham

WHITNEY, Willie, Able Seaman, C/J 22735, died


Victory, Portsmouth

COLLINGWOOD, Joseph W, Petty Officer Telegraphist, P/J 8578, illness



Tuesday, 31 January 1933


Woolwich, destroyer depot ship

JEFFERS, James, Stoker 1c, 295885, illness



Sunday, 5 February 1933


Courageous, ex-battlecruiser, aircraft carrier

BOND, Walter C R, Able Seaman, P/J 11313, illness



Monday, 6 February 1933


Vernon, Portsmouth

STRETTON, Thomas J, Able Seaman, P/J 34209, illness



Wednesday, 8 February 1933


Victory, Portsmouth

PEPLOE, Charles R, Captain, illness



Friday, 10 February 1933


Victory, Portsmouth

EDWARDS, Henry F, Lieutenant, illness



Saturday, 11 February 1933


Sandwich, sloop

LANE, George H, Able Seaman, P/J 27327, accidentally killed



Monday, 13 February 1933


Pembroke, Chatham

GILL, Thomas, Engine Room Artificer 1c, C/M 27234, illness



Friday, 24 February 1933


Royal Marines HQ, Portsmouth

CHADWICK, Charles H, Marine, X 480 (Po), illness



Wednesday, 1 March 1933


Royal Sovereign, battleship

ROBERTS, Peter H H, Lieutenant Commander, illness


Titania, submarine depot ship

TALBOT, William F, Able Seaman, P/J 69605, road accident, killed



Saturday, 4 March 1933


Royal Navy

LAURENCE, William G, Able Seaman, D/J 101904, illness



Tuesday, 7 March 1933


Bryony, convoy sloop

FREWEN-LATON, Ivo W L, Commander, illness


Renown, battlecruiser

DERRICK, David, Officer's Cook 1c, C/L 14247, illness



Friday, 10 March 1933


Devonshire, heavy cruiser

VANNER, Eric G, Engine Room Artificer 1c, D/M 11315, died



Saturday, 11 March 1933


Victory, Portsmouth

WEBB, Albert, Able Seaman, P/J 111411, road accident, killed



Sunday, 12 March 1933


Valiant, battleship

WINCH, William, Stoker 1c, C/KX 81018, illness



Wednesday, 15 March 1933


Durban, light cruiser

REEVE, Stanley E, Able Seaman, P/JX 128669, road accident, killed


Ganges, Shotley/Harwich

BELSEY, Clifford N, Boy 2c, JX 137631, illness



Friday, 17 March 1933


RM Deal

HUNTINGFORD, Walter L, Lieutenant Colonel, RM, illness



Wednesday, 22 March 1933


Cornwall, heavy cruiser

BURNEY, James, Marine, 22256 (Po), drowned



Friday, 24 March 1933


Exeter, heavy cruiser, air crash, Arosa Bay, Spain, both killed

ALTON, Barclay S F, Py/Lieutenant, RM

CAREY, Thomas G, Lieutenant


RN Hospital, Plymouth

SMITH, Duncan S, Sick Berth Attendant, D/M 36565, died



Tuesday, 28 March 1933


Durban, light cruiser

LEEDS, Roland, Lieutenant Commander, illness



Saturday, 1 April 1933


Durban, light cruiser

JOHNSON, William, Supply Petty Officer, P/M 38276, flying accident in Chilean aircraft, killed



Sunday, 2 April 1933


Berwick, heavy cruiser

HOURIHANE, Patrick, Leading Stoker, D/K 22319, illness


Portland, RN Base, Captain In Charge

LECKY, Arthur M, Captain, died


Vivid, Devonport

HORNE, William J D, Painter 1c, D/M 5158, illness



Sunday, 9 April 1933


Tamar III, Hong Kong

CARBERY, Patrick, Marine, 17700 (Ch), illness


Victory, Portsmouth

HEATHCOTE, Charles F, Stoker 1c, P/K 57710, died



Tuesday, 11 April 1933


Cumberland, heavy cruiser

MOOREY, Charles F, Stoker 1c, C/KX 77630, illness



Friday, 14 April 1933


Victoria & Albert, Royal Yacht

GAVIN, Charles M, Paymaster Commander, illness



Tuesday, 18 April 1933


Royal Naval Reserve

CUTSFORTH, Charles L, Commander, RNR, illness



Saturday, 22 April 1933


Victory, Portsmouth

HOTSTON, Albert, Stoker Petty Officer, P/K 57765, illness



Thursday, 27 April 1933


Effingham, cruiser

STUNDEN, George, Able Seaman, P/JX 126669, illness


Victory, Portsmouth

BURRELL, Sykes S, Able Seaman, P/JX 132937, illness



Friday, 28 April 1933


Eagle, aircraft carrier, explosion

STRATH, Harold E, Chief Electrical Artificer, D/M 10050, killed



Monday, 1 May 1933


Shoreham, sloop

WALLER, Richard H, Stoker 1c, C/K 62005, illness



Monday, 8 May 1933


Excellent, Portsmouth

COLE, Francis G, Chief Petty Officer, P/J 6566, illness



Thursday, 11 May 1933


Vivid, Devonport

POLLARD, James W, Stoker 2c, D/KX 82183, illness



Tuesday, 16 May 1933


Royal Naval Reserve

BEE, Robert W, Lieutenant Commander, RNR, illness



Thursday, 18 May 1933


Nelson, battleship

ROLLINGS, Frederick G, Chief Mechanician 2c, P/K 13206, illness



Monday, 22 May 1933


Ouse, Admiralty trawler

WHITEAR, Joseph H, Stoker 1c, D/K 64153, illness



Wednesday, 24 May 1933


Otway, submarine

WILLIAMS, James, Stoker 1c, D/KX 80559, drowned



Wednesday, 31 May 1933


Cormorant, Gibraltar

AMEY, William H, Stoker 1c, P/K 21194, illness


Danae, light cruiser

HUGHES, Alfred S, Chief Engine Room Artificer 2c, D/M 12699, illness



Friday, 2 June 1933


Victory, Portsmouth

HUNTER, William F, Supply Assistant, P/MX 46492, road accident, killed



Tuesday, 6 June 1933


Hermes, aircraft carrier

WEBSTER, Wilfred A, Gunner, illness



Wednesday, 7 June 1933


Adventure, minelayer

JAMES, Thomas D, Able Seaman, P/JX 132157, illness



Thursday, 8 June 1933


Caradoc, light cruiser

BUNT, Frederick N, Leading Cook, D/M 39109, illness


Dunoon, minesweeper

FIDLER, Fred, Stoker 1c, D/K 46727, illness


Glorious, ex-battlecruiser, aircraft carrier

BARTLETT, William H, Supply Chief Petty Officer, D/M 1996, illness



Friday, 9 June 1933


Excellent, Portsmouth

CALLINGHAM, Harry V, Able Seaman, P/JX 132669, road accident, killed



Sunday, 11 June 1933


Pembroke, Chatham

CUTTER, Frederick J, Engine Room Artificer Apprentice, MX 49499, illness



Monday, 12 June 1933


Bryony, convoy sloop

O'DRISCOLL, Denis, Stoker 1c, D/K 46480, illness



Tuesday, 13 June 1933


Vivid, Devonport

CLEAVE, Robert H, Engine Room Artificer 1c, D/M 8936, illness



Thursday, 22 June 1933


Dundee, sloop

SLACK, Frederick C, Chief Petty Officer, P/J 14245, illness



Monday, 26 June 1933


Devonshire, heavy cruiser

PRICE, Philip E, Able Seaman, D/JX 126797, illness



Tuesday, 27 June 1933


Revenge, battleship

WINSPEAR, Albert W, Petty Officer, P/J 92746, illness



Thursday, 29 June 1933


Hong Kong Dockyard

LAWRIE, Edward Mc C W, Captain, illness



Friday, 30 June 1933


Vivid, Devonport

FLOWER, William A, Blacksmith 3c, P/MX 46419, illness



Saturday, 1 July 1933


Ross, minesweeper

RIGELSFORD, Joseph J, Stoker 1c, P/K 19044, illness



Monday, 3 July 1933


Adventure, minelayer

BROOKS, Henry T, Petty Officer, D/J 33798, illness


Paymaster Director General of Admiralty

MURRAY, Edward G, Paymaster Rear Admiral, illness


Pembroke, Chatham

SECKER, Thomas J, Able Seaman, C/J 114050, road accident, killed



Thursday, 6 July 1933


Victory, Portsmouth

FOREMAN, Ronald J, Leading Stoker, P/K 61778, illness



Friday, 7 July 1933


Greenwich, destroyer depot ship

HOPE, John, Able Seaman, P/JX 130644, illness



Monday, 10 July 1933


Victoria & Albert, Royal Yacht

ANSELL, George, Commissioned Gunner (T), illness



Thursday, 13 July 1933


L.23, submarine

BAKER, Henry W, Petty Officer Telegraphist, P/J 5700, illness



Saturday, 15 July 1933


Watchman, destroyer

BELL, Robert Mc C, Able Seaman, D/JX 128282, accidentally killed



Monday, 17 July 1933


Cumberland, heavy cruiser

MOFFAATT, Alfred, Able Seaman, C/JX 126876, illness


Royal Oak, battleship

CRESSY, Alexander R, Stoker 1c, C/KX 81535, accidentally killed



Sunday, 23 July 1933


Cambrian, light cruiser

LARGE, Ted S, Stoker 1c, C/KX 75999, illness



Wednesday, 26 July 1933


Royal Navy

JAQUES, Frank, Engineer Commander, illness



Tuesday, 1 August 1933


Furious, aircraft carrier

WRIGHT, Frederick D, Able Seaman, D/J 108741, road accident, killed



Wednesday, 9 August 1933


Duchess, destroyer

ANDREWS, Benjamin H, Petty Officer, C/J 6697, illness


Frobisher, cruiser

WALL, William J, Stoker 1c, C/KX 75909, illness


Pembroke, Chatham

MCCORMACK, Frederick S, Able Seaman, C/J 97004, road accident, killed



Tuesday, 15 August 1933


Challenger, survey ship

BURROWS, William R, Able Seaman, P/J 113797, illness


Warspite, battleship

TRANTER, John J S, Able Seaman, P/JX 127271, illness



Thursday, 17 August 1933


Hawkins, cruiser

ACOURT, John J, Leading Signalman, P/J 26116, illness



Monday, 21 August 1933


Victory, Portsmouth

VIGOUR, Cyril, Stoker 1c, P/KX 78095, died

VIVIAN, Golfred R, Petty Officer, P/J 92875, road accident, killed



Tuesday, 22 August 1933


Norfolk, heavy cruiser

BLAKE, Marcus, Paymaster Commander, illness



Friday, 25 August 1933


St Angelo, Malta

WILLCOX, Norman R, Sergeant, RM, 215999 (Po), illness


Victory, Portsmouth

KELLAND, Harold V, Electrical Artificer 1c, P/M 8185, illness



Monday, 28 August 1933


Pembroke, Chatham

BRITTAIN, Harold J, Chief Shipwright 2c, C/M 2447, died



Saturday, 2 September 1933


Resolution, battleship

STEPHENS, Alfred G, Sailmaker, D/J 21722, illness


Victory, Portsmouth

WILSON, Henry M, Sailmaker, P/J 92062, illness



Tuesday, 5 September 1933


Caradoc, light cruiser

HORBURY, Norman, Engine Room Artificer 1c, D/M 14530, illness


Rodney, battleship

ALCORN, Charles F S, Able Seaman, D/J 23415, illness



Saturday, 9 September 1933


Victory, Portsmouth

DALBY, Amos W, Telegraphist, P/JX 125356, road accident, killed



Monday, 11 September 1933


Duncan, destroyer

FIELD, Percival C T, Petty Officer, P/J 22592, illness



Wednesday, 13 September 1933


Ganges, Shotley/Harwich

MATTHEWS, Sydney H, Boy 1c, JX 137694, illness



Thursday, 14 September 1933


Furious, aircraft carrier

BAILEY, John, Leading Stoker, D/KX 76248, accidentally killed



Saturday, 16 September 1933


Victory, Portsmouth

HASSETT, Blenner C, Petty Officer, P/J 17282, illness



Monday, 18 September 1933


Proteus, submarine

SELLS, Charles H, Petty Officer, D/J 21262, accidentally killed



Tuesday, 19 September 1933


St Vincent, Gosport

ARNOLD, Robert A, Boy 2c, JX 139161, illness



Sunday, 24 September 1933


Acheron, destroyer

KIRK, Herbert, Able Seaman, P/J 25950, illness



Wednesday, 27 September 1933


Victory, Portsmouth

HONEYBUN, Francis C, Warrant Telegraphist, illness



Thursday, 28 September 1933


Dunoon, minesweeper

NANGLE, James J, Able Seaman, D/J 27816, illness


Victory, Portsmouth

BLOW, Charles H, Stoker 1c, P/K 22161, illness



Saturday, 30 September 1933


Rochester, sloop

SCOTT, Thomas L, Engineer Commander, illness



Sunday, 1 October 1933


Engineer in Chief Department

FRENCH, Wilfred E, Engineer Commander, illness



Monday, 2 October 1933


FAA, 811 Sqn, Furious, aircraft carrier, air crash, both killed

BULLOCK, Osmund F L, Lieutenant

GOYNS, William F, Leading Telegraphist, P/J 41465



Tuesday, 3 October 1933


Pembroke, Chatham

MEAD, Albert J, Able Seaman, C/J 97731, illness



Sunday, 8 October 1933


L.26, submarine, battery explosion, both killed

RHODES, Leonard, Able Seaman, D/J 107566

WHITING, Frederick J T, Able Seaman, C/JX 129841



Tuesday, 10 October 1933


Royal Navy

MONEY, John P, Lieutenant Commander, illness


St Vincent, Gosport

TOLSON, Albert E S, Boy 2c, JX 138327, illness



Friday, 13 October 1933


Nelson, battleship

FIELD, William C, Able Seaman, P/J 24499, illness



Sunday, 15 October 1933


Ganges, Shotley/Harwich

GALLOWAY, Trevor A, Boy 2c, JX 138934, illness


Glorious, ex-battlecruiser, aircraft carrier

BUCK, Jack L W, Engine Room Artificer 5c, D/MX 47650, illness


Hood, battlecruiser

KEEGAN, Denis L, Stoker 1c, P/K 66573, drowned



Monday, 23 October 1933


Iron Duke, ex-battleship, gunnery training ship

BIRCH, Henry J M, Stoker 1c, P/K 57831, road accident, killed



Wednesday, 25 October 1933


Caradoc, light cruiser

BAKER, Norman S, Engine Room Artificer 3c, D/M 87009, illness



Saturday, 28 October 1933


Queen Elizabeth, battleship

HUDSON, John F, Leading Telegraphist, D/J 75323, illness



Sunday, 29 October 1933


Excellent, Portsmouth

SMITH, Alfred V, Writer, P/MX 47197, died


Ormonde, ex-minsweeping sloop, survey ship

MILLER, Arthur J, Leading Stoker, D/KX 75520, illness



Monday, 30 October 1933


Victory, Portsmouth

JORDAN, Albert C, Able Seaman, P/JX 126823, road accident, killed



Tuesday, 31 October 1933


L.56, submarine

FERGUSON, James, Able Seaman, D/JX 126620, road accident, killed



Thursday, 2 November 1933


Cornflower, minesweeping sloop

FURBER, Arthur J, Supply Chief Petty Officer, P/M 30215, illness


Despatch, light cruiser

BLACKBURN, John, Stoker 1c, P/KX 79634, accidentally killed



Sunday, 5 November 1933


Watchman, destroyer

GOSS, Sydney L, Signalman, D/JX 130532, accidentally killed



Monday, 6 November 1933


Caledon, light cruiser

SCANTLEBURY, Robert A, Leading Stoker, D/K 62794, illness


Dauntless, light cruiser

FAIRBURN, Arthur R, Leading Seaman, P/J 104894, illness


Victory, Portsmouth

DEAN, Lionel S K, Ordinary Seaman, P/SSX 14268, road accident, killed



Thursday, 9 November 1933


Laburnum, minesweeping sloop

HALL, Albert E, Able Seaman, D/J 38950, illness


Rochester, sloop

GARDNER, Herbert S, Able Seaman, C/J 109202, drowned



Tuesday, 14 November 1933


Danae, light cruiser

VESEY, Blakeman, Lieutenant, drowned



Wednesday, 15 November 1933


Defiance, Devonport

HOCKLEY, Charles C, Leading Seaman, D/J 105705, illness



Sunday, 19 November 1933


Admiralty, 2nd Sea Lord's Office

ROBERTS, Ernest W, Engineer Rear Admiral, illness



Monday, 20 November 1933


Cornwall, heavy cruiser

ADSHEAD, Alfred E, Commissioned Gunner, illness


Victory, Portsmouth

RUNICLES, Charles N, Chief Petty Officer Writer, P/M 34998, illness



Tuesday, 21 November 1933


London, heavy cruiser

PERING, Arthur W, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 134915, died



Thursday, 23 November 1933


Blanche, destroyer

ELEMENT, William H, Able Seaman, P/J 112399, illness


Pembroke, Chatham

TOURLE, Cecil T, Leading Seaman, C/J 100904, illness



Friday, 24 November 1933


Vivid, Devonport

LOWE, Ronald W, Steward, D/LX 21116, illness



Sunday, 26 November 1933


Shropshire, heavy cruiser

CLARKE, George A, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 135585, accidentally killed



Monday, 27 November 1933


Glorious, ex-battlecruiser, aircraft carrier

CHAMBERLAIN, Frederick C S, Musician, RMB, RMB X 153, drowned



Thursday, 7 December 1933


Vivid, Devonport

CLARK, Robert, Able Seaman, D/J 50353, illness



Friday, 8 December 1933


Renown, battlecruiser

GORRING, Thomas W, Stoker 1c, C/KX 82296, illness



Friday, 15 December 1933


Herald, ex-minesweeping sloop, survey vessel

CURTHOYS, Herbert W J, Able Seaman, D/JX 126453, illness



Wednesday, 20 December 1933


Dunoon, minesweeper

BERRY, Richard, Leading Stoker, D/K 20193, illness



Friday, 22 December 1933


Brilliant, destroyer

JUDGE, Harry W F, Able Seaman, C/J 107145, illness


Victory, Portsmouth

PAFFORD, Gordon J, Electrical Artificer 1c, P/M 34357, illness



Monday, 25 December 1933


Effingham, cruiser

JAMES, Robert, Able Seaman, P/JX 131872, illness



Tuesday, 26 December 1933


Tamar, Hong Kong

SULLIVAN, John A, Signalman, D/J 30235, accidentally killed



Saturday, 30 December 1933


Royal Navy

CROOKSHANK, Godfrey C C, Captain, illness


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