Force Z Survivors Organisation UK

In Memory of the Lost Men of HMS Repulse
~Men Lost During the Japanese Far Eastern Offensive 1941-1945~

One of the saddest and least mentioned chapters in the history of HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse is what happened AFTER the ships sank: Although a great number of her survivors were sent back to the British Isles, not everyone went along...for various reasons, a number were left behind. Many of these eventually lost their lives fighting the Japanese, or worse, as prisoners of war.
The known casualties are listed here.

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We are extremely indebted to Don Kindell for his help in compiling this listing. It would not have been possible without his inputs.
We are also grateful to Jonathon Moffatt and the Commonwealth Wargraves Commission for helping to fill-in background details.


WILLIAM SMITH
Petty Officer, D/JX 151875, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Died 29th December 1941, Age 28. Husband of Mary Smith, of Bushmills, County Antrim, Northern Ireland Son of Alexander and Sarah Smith, of Bushmills.
Cemetery: Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore, Grave 35. E. 10.



JOHN (JACKY) ANDERSON
Able  Seaman, C/JX 159287, HMS Repulse, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Died on 17th January 1942, age 19. Son of Tom and Lydia Anderson, of Middlesbrough, Yorkshire.
Cemetery: KRANJI WAR CEMETERY Singapore
. Grave or Reference Panel Number. 35. A. 3.


THOMAS WILLIAM BROWN
Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 161846, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Listed as missing, presumed killed during the evacuation of Singapore on 16th February 1942, age 18. Son of Mrs. E. Brown, of Swilly, Plymouth.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 101. Column 3.


CYRIL JOHN CARTWRIGHT 
Leading Seaman
D/JX 129039
H.M.S. Sultan, Royal Navy who died on
Saturday 14 February 1942.
Additional Information: Husband of Jane Ann Cartwright, of Plymouth. 
Cemetery: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL Devon, United Kingdom 
Grave or Reference Panel Number: Panel 63, Column 3.


TREVOR EVANS
Able Seaman, D/SSX 35728, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Listed as missing, presumed killed during the evacuation of Singapore on 16th February 1942, age 21. Son of John and Mary Evans, of Erringden, Yorkshire.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 101. Column 2.


MORRIS WILLIAM GRANEY
Marine, PLY/X 100038, Royal Marines
Additional Information: Listed as missing, presumed killed during the evacuation of Singapore on 28th February 1942, age 21. Son of Mrs. E. V. Graney, of Willesden, Middlesex.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 74, Column 3.


GORDON FREDERICK JOHNSON GRILLS
Boy, D/JX166584, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Listed as missing, presumed killed during the evacuation of Singapore on 16th February 1942, age 17. Son of Iris Tithecott, of Riddlecombe, Devon.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 101. Column 3.


JAMES BRUCE DOUGLAS HADLEY 
Leading Seaman D/JX142890
H.M.S. Li Wo., Royal Navy
who died on
Sunday 26 April 1942 . Age 23 . 
Additional Information: Son of James Albert and Alice Mary Hadley, of Brownhills Green, Coventry. 
Cemetery: JAKARTA WAR CEMETERY Indonesia 
Grave or Reference Panel Number: 1. F. 9.


EDWARD HORNBY
Sergeant, PLY/X 1301, Royal Marines
Additional Information: Died of wounds on Tjebia Island, 31st March 1942, age 29. Son of Joseph and Mary Hornby, of Lancaster.
Cemetery: Cemetery: Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore, Grave 31. D. 1-17.

 


FRANCIS SAMUEL LEAVER
Marine, PLY/X2492, Royal Marines
Additional Information: Listed as missing, presumed killed during the loss of HMS Grasshopper (evacuating Singapore) on 14th February 1942, age 18. Son of Theodore and Ethel Leaver, of Stonehouse, Plymouth.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 103. Column 1.


OWEN THOMAS DUNN LOCKE
Marine, PLY/X 101541, Royal Marines
Additional Information: Died as a Prisoner of War at Muntok on 22nd February 1942, age 28. Son of William and Margaret Locke, of Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 103. Column 1.


JOHN LYTHGOE
Ordinary Signalman, D/SSX 32464,  Royal Navy
Additional Information: Died during the sinking of H.M.S. Grasshopper, on Saturday 14 February 1942 . Age 20 . Son of John and Annie Lythgoe, of Lowton, Lancashire. 
Memorial:
Plymouth Naval Memorial. Panel 68, Column 1. 


FRED NETHERCOT
Able Seaman, C/SSX 28535, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Listed as missing, presumed killed during the evacuation of Singapore on 16th February 1942, age 21. Son of Frederick, and of Kate Nethercot, of Kensington, London.
Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial, Panel 83.


ERNEST RATCLIFFE
Able Seaman, D/JX171376, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Listed as missing, presumed killed during the evacuation of Singapore on 16th February 1942, age 21. Son of Mrs. M. Parry, of Ashton-on-Mersey, Sale Cheshire.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 101, Column 2.


CYRIL LES ROWE
Chief Engine Room Artificer, D/MX 52952, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Listed as missing, presumed killed during the evacuation of Singapore on 16th February 1942, age 33. Husband of Bessie Rowe, of Newton Abbot, Devon. Son of Thomas and Maud Rowe.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 101. Column 3.


THOMAS SAIGER
Able Seaman, C/JX 160249, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Listed as missing, presumed killed during the evacuation of Singapore on 16th February 1942, age 20. Son of Thomas and Sarah Saiger, of Haswell, County Durham.
Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial, Panel 83.


SAMUEL THOMAS WATKINS SULLY
Marine, PLY/X3775, Royal Marines
Additional Information: Died from wounds on Tjebia Island, 31st March 1942, age 21. Son of Samuel and Alma Sully, of Chepstow, Monmouthshire.
Cemetery: Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore, Grave 31. D. 1-17.


ROBERT JAMES THOMPSON
Stoker 1st Class, D/KX102930, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Listed as missing, presumed killed during the evacuation of Singapore on 16th February 1942, age 23. Foster-son and nephew of Margaret Perry, of Liverpool. Son of Matilda Thompson.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 102, Column 1.


CYRIL WALTER TIDESWELL
Marine, PLY/X 3582, Royal Marines
Additional Information: Died during the evacuation of Singapore on 15th February 1942, age 19. Son of Arthur and Beatrice Tideswell, of Worksop, Nottinghamshire.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 103, Column 2.


WILLIAM ROBERT WARNER
Able Seaman
D/JX 152064
H.M.S. Sultan., Royal Navy
who died on
Monday 14 September 1942 . Age 21 . 
Additional Information: Son of William Walter and Kathleen Ellen Warner, of Colchester, Essex. 
Cemetery: THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY Myanmar 
Grave or Reference Panel Number: B5. B. 6.


ERIC RAYMOND WOODIER
Able Seaman, D/SSX35721, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Died as a Prisoner of War on 18th March 1942. Son of Ralph and Sarah Woodier, of Weston Point, Runcorn, Cheshire.
Cemetery: Djakarta War Cemetery, Indonesia, Grave 1. F. 17.


OSWALD LITTLEWOOD YOUNG
Able Seaman, D/SSX 32924, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Listed as missing, presumed killed during the evacuation of Singapore on 16th February 1942, age 22. Husband of Florence Young, of Willington, County Durham. Son of John and Ellen Young.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 101. Column 2.




KENNETH ANTHONY
Marine, PLY/X3773, Royal Marines
Additional Information: Died as a Prisoner of War on 1st June 1943, age 22. Nephew of Sidney Anthony, of Holmes, Rotherham, Yorkshire.
Cemetery: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand, Grave 2. L. 7.


VICTOR BUCKLEY
Corporal, PLY/X2099, Royal Marines
Additional Information: Died as a Prisoner of War at Tamarkan Camp on 29th July 1943, age 24. Son of Mrs. E. Scott, of Uttoxeter, Staffordshire.
Cemetery: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand, Grave 2. H. 7.


SAMUEL GEORGE DUNCAN
Marine, PLY/X3717, Royal Marines
Additional Information: Died as a Prisoner of War at Konue Camp on 19th July 1943, age 20. Son of Samuel and Lucy Duncan, of Stewartstown, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
Cemetery: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand, Grave 8. M. 3.


DAVID MONS LORRAIN ELLIOTT
Marine, PLY/X 101537, Royal Marines
Additional Information: Died as a Prisoner of War at Tarsao, on 29th June 1943, age 28. Husband of Dorothy Elliott. Son of Robert and Helen Elliott.
Cemetery: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand, Grave 4. G. 17.


KEITH CLIFFORD MILL
Marine, PLY/X 3180, Royal Marines
Additional Information: Died as a Prisoner of War on 26th June 1943.
Cemetery: Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand, Grave 4. N. 4.


PHILIP CHARLES HENRY NUGUS
Marine, PLY/X3177, Royal Marines
Additional Information: Died as a Prisoner of War at Ban Pong on 29th October 1943.
Cemetery: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand, Grave 2. G. 30





JAMES ROBINSON
Marine, PLY/X 3175, Royal Marines
Additional Information: Died (at sea) as a Prisoner of War on 12th September 1944, age 28. Son of Mr and Mrs J. Robinson, of Retford, Nottinghamshire.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 92, Column 2.



FREDERIC JEANE SCOTT
Stoker 1st Class, D/KX 102776, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Died as a Prisoner of War on 9th February 1944, age 25. Son of Mr and Mrs Frederick Scott, of Horwich, Lancashire.
Cemetery: Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar, Grave B3. R. 14.



RONALD GEORGE MASCOTT WATERS 
Petty Officer
D/J114822
H.M.S. Sultan., Royal Navy
who died on
Thursday 19 October 1944
Cemetery: JAKARTA WAR CEMETERY Indonesia 
Grave or Reference Panel Number: 1. F. 3.



SIDNEY ARTHUR JOSEPH DEVIS
Petty Officer, D/J 106125, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Died as a Prisoner of War on 1st September 1945, age 38. Husband of Ethel Devis, of St. Budeaux, Devon. Son of Arthur and Annie Devis.
Cemetery: Djakarta War Cemetery, Indonesia, Grave 1.E. 11.