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WW1 and WWII – Crossed The Bar Writers and Supply Officers

Alphabetical list of Writers Listed on Naval Memorials at Chatham, Plymouth and Portsmouth

Date of death does not necessarily mean the ship was lost on that date.

During WWI a 1st Class Writer was classed as a Petty Officer, 2nd Class Writer as Leading Rate and 3rd Class as Able Rate.


                                                 Ship              Date died    Age

World War I

Adams, Charles               Chief Writer        Natal             30/12/15     35

Bending, George J            3rd Writer          Cressy            22/9/14      21
Bennion, Reginald W          3rd Writer          Cressy            22/9/14      18
Bowden, Robert               1st Writer          Queen Mary        31/5/16      28
Brunger, William G           Chief Writer        Goliath           13/5/15      35

Cox, Swithin J               2nd Writer          Pathfinder        5/9/14
Cunnington, Herbert G        3rd Writer          Formidable        1/1/15       21

Davis, Charles H W           3rd Writer          Black Prince      31/5/16

Exeter, Henry M              Chief Writer        Black Prince      31/5/16      33

Finlay, Walter J             1st Writer          Bulwark           26/11/14     29
Forrest, William L           3rd Writer          Cressy            22/9/14      30
Freemantle, Stanley E        3rd Writer          Invincible        31/5/16

Green, William               3rd Writer          Invincible        31/5/16      21

Hancock, Charles R           3rd Writer          Vanguard          9/7/17       28
Howes, John H                3rd Writer          Hogue             22/9/14      35

Jesty, Harry J               3rd Writer          Queen Mary        31/5/16      22
Johnson, Harry C             3rd Writer          Indefatigable     31/5/16      26

Kirkby, Bertram J            3rd Writer          Hawke             15/10/14     27

Lane, Ernest                 1st Writer          Invincible        31/5/16      32

Maclean, James G             3rd Writer          Tipperary         1/6/16
McPherson, John H            2nd Writer          Vanguard          9/7/17       25
Moore, Robert H              3rd Writer          Viknor            13/1/15      23

Nixon, Edward W              3rd Writer          Bulwark           26/11/14     21

Odell, Herbert A             3rd Writer          Gaillardia        22/3/18      20
Orchard, Albert F            3rd Writer          Niger             11/11/14     22

Palmer, John J               1st Writer          Aboukir           22/9/14
Peasey, William              3rd Writer          Defence           31/5/16      21
Purdy, Thomas H              Chief Writer        Formidable        1/1/15       40

Quin, Sidney J               3rd Writer          Pathfinder        5/9/14       25

Reason, Patrick E            1st Writer          Good Hope         1/11/14      26
Reynolds, Thomas H           Chief Writer        Defence           31/5/16      34
Riddells, Sydney G           1st Writer          Monmouth          1/11/14      27
Rossiter, Alfred             3rd Writer          Indefatigable     31/5/16      27
Rowe, Alfred C               3rd Writer          Goliath           13/5/15      21

Shaw, Alfred B               3rd Writer          Glatton           16/9/18      28
Smith, Charles W             Chief Writer        Queen Mary        31/5/16      37
Smith, Joseph                3rd Writer          Natal             30/12/15     20
Stagg, William W             2nd Writer          Princess Irene    27/5/15

Tullett, Arthur              3rd Writer          Juno              17/5/16
Turner, Ernest J             Chief Writer        Hampshire         5/6/16

Weatherly, Sidney            3rd Writer          Vanguard          9/7/17
Wells, George H              1st Writer          Prince George     22/5/15

 

World War II

Abery, Kenneth               Writer              Anking            4/3/42
Adams, Francis H R           Writer              Prince of Wales   10/12/41
Adams, Ronald W H            Writer              Cossack           13/4/40      19
Addison, Roy                 Writer              Jersey            2/5/41       18
Adkins, Francis J Ldg        Writer              Repulse           10/12/41     34
Ashby, Sidney F PO           Writer              Galatea           15/12/41     23
Asher, Maurice C Ldg         Writer              Jersey            7/12/39      23

Baker, Albert G              Writer              Pelican           22/4/40
Barker, Cyril R Ldg          Writer              Hecla             15/5/42      27
Barnes, Ernest C Ldg         Writer              Illustrious       10/1/41
Barwis, Harry LC CPO         Writer              Repulse           10/12/41     42
Bean, Desmond C Ldg          Writer              Courageous        17/9/39
Benson, Herman Ldg           Writer              Charybdis         23/10/43     32
Bentley, Albert Ldg          Writer              Anking            4/3/42       25
Berkeley, Roland W J         Writer              Halstead          11/6/44      33
Berner, Robert V Ldg         Writer              Hood              24/5/41      22
Bethell, Joseph Ldg          Writer              Prince of Wales   10/12/41     21
Bilton, Arthur               Writer              Lisbon Maru       2/10/42
Birnie, James A              Writer              Hermione          16/6/42      25
Blackman, Ronald GE Ldg      Writer              SS Eumaeus        14/1/41      22
Booth, Harry F               Writer              Kelly             23/5/41      26
Boynes, Leonard A RNVR PO    Writer              Hermione          16/6/42      31
Bray, Henry L                Writer              Glorious          9/6/40
Browell, James CPO           Writer              Glorious          9/6/40       44
Brown, Joseph H CPO          Writer              Prince of Wales   10/12/41     33
Buckley, Roy Ldg             Writer              Penelope          18/2/44      20
Budge, Richard Ldg           Writer              Glorious          9/6/40       21

Carruthers, John Ldg         Writer              Prince of Wales   10/12/41
Carson, William J            Writer              Kandahar          20/12/41
Cary, Adolphus E RAN         Writer              Perth             1/3/42       23
Church, Harold PO            Writer              Bonaventure       31/3/41
Collin, George E* Ldg        Writer              Fidelity          1/1/43       28
   *served as Gilson E
Cooke, Leonard E Ldg         Writer              Lanka             12/2/44      30
Crawford, Henry F Ldg        Writer              Glorious          9/6/40       25

Daniels, David J A Ldg       Writer             Empress of Canada  13/3/43      23
Darwin, Ronald G RAN         Writer             Yarra              4/3/42       24
Davies ,Reginald C CPO       Writer             Gloucester         22/5/41
Dawson, Raymond H            Writer             Hardy              30/1/44      19
Dearling, Ralph T PO         Writer             Anking             4/3/42       30
Denham, George H             Writer             Fiji               23/5/41      23
Dent, Reginald A CPO         Writer             Hecla              12/11/42     30
Diss, Herbert R PO           Writer             Victorious         16/10/45     32
Doust, Ronald S  RAN         Writer             Leeuwin            8/12/40      18
Dowty, Archibald A           Writer             Barham             25/11/41     28
Drake, Stanley F CPO         Writer             Courageous         17/9/39      39

Ebsworth, Roy J PO           Writer             Southampton        11/1/41      23
Edmonds, Anthony R           Writer             Hood               24/5/41      20
Edmons, Herbert W PO         Writer             Charybdis          23/10/43     31
Edmunds, Bernard A J PO      Writer             Curacao            2/10/42      22
Edwards, Hugh                Writer             Barham             25/11/41     23
Edwards, William             Writer             Saumarez           22/10/46     20
Elkin, James K Ldg           Writer             Barham             25/11/41     21
England, Eric J              Writer             Glorious           8/6/40       20
Enwright, Charles J          Writer             Trollope           6/7/44       19
Evans, Arthur W              Writer             Trinidad           29/3/42      31

Farrie, John R               Writer             Lisbon Maru        2/10/42      22
Flaherty, Leslie R           Writer             Glorious           9/6/40       21
Forrest, Ernest W            Writer             Hood               24/5/41      27
Forrester, John J CPO        Writer             Hood               24/5/41      42
Fowell, Kenneth J Ldg        Writer             Illustrious        10/1/41      20
Francis, Frederick L         Writer             Fiji               23/5/41      30

Goble, Alfred                Writer             Cossack            23/10/41     19
Good, George S Ldg           Writer             Echo               20/11/42     29
Grace, Victor M              Writer             Royal Oak          14/10/39     20
Griffin, Leonard PH   Ldg    Writer             Glorious           9/6/40       21
Griffith, Henry E PO         Writer             Neptune            19/12/41     27
Griffiths, John I            Writer             Repulse            10/12/41     25
Guy,  Leslie G A PO          Writer             Naiad              11/3/42      22

Handley, John P              Writer             Penelope           18/2/44      20
Harris, John P PO            Writer             Kent               17/9/40      24
Harris, Kenneth J            Writer             Royal Oak          14/10/39     18
Harris, Moss L               Writer             Dunedin            26/11/41     39
Hawke, Frederick D Ldg       Writer             Prince of Wales    10/12/41
Heymann, Hans P              Writer             HMCS Athabaskan    29/4/44      23
  (served as Heaton, Hugh)
Hitt, Dudley R               Writer             Galatea            15/12/41     20
Hodgman. Stanley J CPO       Writer             Barham             25/11/41     27
Holford, Ronald F PO         Writer             Dunedin            24/11/41     20
Horne, Sidney J Ldg          Writer             Eskimo             12/7/43
Howse, Arthur R CPO          Writer             Barham             25/11/41
Humphries, Cyril HA Ldg      Writer             Abdiel             10/9/43      32
Hurley, Kenneth W Ldg        Writer             Quorn              3/8/44       19
Hutchison, Robert            WWO                Hecla              12/11/42     42
Hutton, Edmund F Ldg         Writer             Lisbon Maru        2/10/42      29

Jackson, Leslie J            Writer             Repulse            10/12/41     21
Janes, Alexander PO          Writer             Liddersdale        28/9/44      32
Johnson, Frederick W CPO     Writer             Lisbon Maru        2/10/42      53
Johnson, Herbert W Ldg       Writer             Hermes             9/4/42       31
Johnson, Stanley F Ldg       Writer             Hood               24/5/41
Johnston, George  RAN        Writer             Sydney             20/11/41     33
Jones, Donald F PO           Writer             Glorious           9/6/40       28
Joyce, Harold J PO           Writer             Hermione           16/6/42      26

Kelly, Joseph P PO           Writer             Glorious           9/6/40       23
Kilpatrick, Hugh             Writer             Martin             10/11/42     29
Knight, Norman W PO          Writer             Abdiel             10/9/43      30

Land, Cyril A                Writer             Avenger            15/11/42
Latham,.John  D              WWO                Courageous         17/9/39
Laughland, John Ldg          Writer             Kite               21/8/44      19
Lees. Eric PO                Writer             Daffodil           18/3/45      33
Lewis, Sydney CPO            Writer             Glorious           9/6/40       31
Lewtas, John V Ldg           Writer             Pelican            22/4/40      24
Lightscales, Norman D        Writer             Fidelity           1/1/43       37
Loram, Donald C RNVR PO      Writer             Anking             4/3/42
Lugger, Reginald F           Writer             Glorious           9/6/40       22
Lyons, Lindsay C PO          Writer             Grenville          19/1/40      30

Mackie, Edward D Ldg         Writer             Anking             4/3/42 21
Maidens, Frank               Writer             Welshman           1/2/43
Major, Richard A Ldg         Writer             Aldenham           14/12/44     38
Manley, Robert M             Writer             Anking             4/3/42       22
Marsh, James W Ldg           Writer             Repulse            10/12/41
Martland, Donald W           Writer             Calypso            12/6/40      19
Mellows, Stephen J CPO       Writer             Lisbon Maru        2/10/42      29
Mickleburgh, Leslie W        WWO                Tana               12/2/44      37
Mordaunt, Francis X RAN PO   Writer             Sydney             20/11/41     26
Morey, Arnold H Ldg          Writer             Eagle              11/8/42      24
Moscos, John G  SANF Ldg     Writer             Ceramic            7/12/42
Mountain, Robert O Ldg       Writer             Avenger            15/11/42     21
Mugg, Samuel C Ldg           Writer             Janus              23/1/44      25
Munn, Reginald H PO          Writer             Saumarez           22/10/46     28

O’Brien, Michael J Ldg       Writer             Kashmir            23/5/41      24
O’Sullivan, Patrick J CPO    Writer             Courageous         17/9/39

Packham, William F           WWO                Lanka              11/5/43      40
Partridge, Frank             WWO                Prince of Wales    10/12/41     34
Partridge, Peter G           Writer             Tynedale           12/12/43     21
Pateman, George E            Writer             Anking             4/3/42       21
Pedlar, Clifford S           Writer             Gloucester         22/5/41      19
Penrose, Clarence J Ldg      Writer             Dauntless          15/6/41      21
Phillips, Leslie N           Writer             Penelope           28/9/42      22
Pike, Seymour C PO           Writer             Laforey            30/3/44      24
Pilkington, Walter A Ldg     Writer             Courageous         17/9/39
Pine, Bertie          CPO    Writer             Royal Oak          14/10/39     33
Polatch, Walter PO           Writer             Hurworth           22/10/43     23
Pope, Charles S              Writer             Itchen             23/9/43      35
Potts, Frank S               Writer             Hood               24/5/41
Prosser, Donald M Ldg        Writer             Mahratta           25/2/44      21
Purtell, Edward G  RAN CPO   Writer             Parramatta         27/11/41     35

Rathe, Ronald A M Ldg        Writer             Trollope           6/7/44
Reed, George P  RAN          Writer             Sydney             20/11/41     20
Richardson, William B Ldg    Writer             Indomitable        12/8/42      23
Riddler, Eric J              Writer             Glorious           9/6/40       19
Ridge, Merlin F              Writer             Hood               24/5/41      25
Roberts, Reginald CVC        WWO                Glorious           9/6/40       43
Robinson, Anthony G          Writer             Bonaventure        31/3/41      21
Robinson, John E Ldg         Writer             Boadicea           13/6/40      20
Rodick, Geoffrey             Writer             Lightening         13/3/43      26
Russell, Ernest Ldg          Writer             Quorn              3/8/44
Ryan, Thomas B               Writer             Laforey            30/3/44      38

Saunders, Herbert H RAN CPO  Writer             Ceramic            7/12/42      30
Sewell, Richard E CPO        Writer             Penzance           24/8/40      39
Sheridan, Harold  L RNVR PO  Writer             Courageous         17/9/39      35
Sherlock, James JB           Writer             Galatea            15/12/41     25
Smalley, Fred T PO           Writer             Charybdis          23/10/43
Smith, Albert J PO           Writer             Fidelity           1/1/43       24
Smith, Douglas J PO          Writer             Kelly              23/5/41      24
Sowerbry,  Curzon B          Writer             Hood               24/5/41      25
Spiller, Geoffrey W          Writer             Courageous         17/9/39      19
Stewart, Donald C            Writer             Royal Oak          14/10/39     19
Stockman, Robert R           Writer             Anking             4/3/42       20
Storey, Granville L G PO     Writer             Hecla              12/11/42     25
Street, Francis J            Writer             Courageous         17/9/39      18
Strong,Arthur  J Ldg         Writer             Hood               24/5/41
Stuart, William F  RAN       Writer             Sydney             20/11/41     22
Surrey, Archibald H CPO      Writer             Hood               24/5/41      33
Swain, James F Ldg           Writer             Hood               24/5/41
Sweett, John G PO            Writer             Dunedin            24/11/41
Symes, Colin D PO            Writer             Hecla              12/11/42     24

Tate, Thomas F Ldg           Writer             Jaguar             26/3/42      21
Thomas, Owen G Ldg           Writer             Charybdis          23/10/43     35
Tott, Frederick PO           Writer             Empress of Canada  13/3/43
Treagus, Harold PO           Writer             Curlew             26/5/40
Trethewey, Hamish P          Writer             SS Eumaeus         14/1/41      23
Trotter, George Ldg          Writer             Bramble            31/12/42
Turner, Ernest R Ldg         Writer             Neptune            19/12/41
Twyford, Gordon A            Writer             Lively             11/5/42      25

Ward, Frank E                Writer             Curacao            2/10/42      21
Warren, Francis J Ldg        Writer             Hermes             9/4/42       29
Waters, Dennis E PO          Writer             Cornwall           5/4/42       22
Watson, Frank R RAN PO       Writer             Perth              1/3/42       26
Webb, Walter S Ldg           Writer             Matabele           17/1/42      26
Whear, Leonard J RAN CPO     Writer             Yarra              9/3/42       29
White, Kenneth V Ldg         Writer             Glorious           9/6/40       23
Whitfield, Leonard W RAN CPO Writer             Sydney             20/11/41     35
Wilkins Walter G R Ldg       Writer             Gloucester         22/5/41      20
Williams, Joseph             Writer             Hecla              15/5/42      25
Williams, Roland M           Writer             Hood               24/5/41      32
Williams, William            Writer             Dorsetshire        5/4/42       19
Winton, Alexander S          Writer             Juno               21/5/41      29
Woelfell, Edward J E         Writer             Hood               24/5/41      28
Wood, Frederic N Ldg         Writer             Somali             24/9/42      28
Woolard, Thomas A            Writer             Audacity           22/12/41     33