Force Z Survivors Organisation UK

In Memory of the Lost Men of HMS Repulse
~The Men Who Died During while serving aboard HMS Repulse between her launching and the start of World War 2


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It is believed that as many as 27 men may have died whilst serving aboard HMS Repulse from 1916 to 1938.
We are indebted to Don Kindell for supplying the information about the following men.


1918

WILLIAM WALKER 

(12246) Petty Officer - HMS Repulse. 
Died 11th May 1918 from an illness
Service number 178005


BERTIE DARLOW 

(6837) Boy First Class - HMS Repulse. 
Died 25th October 1918 from an illness
Service number J 67322

1919

WILLIAM J. S. ASHFORD 

(5816) Boatswain - HMS Repulse. 
Died 16th April 1919 from an illness

1921

JOHN T. ALLEN 

Warrant Engineer - HMS Repulse. 
Died 14th May 1921 after an illness


DOUGLAS ROBERT BERESFORD 
(7343) Mechanician - HMS Repulse. 
Died 8th February 1921 after an accident in Portsmouth Harbour.
Service number J 67322

Source: Val Kempster - see  Douglas's memorial page


ARTHUR J. A. BENHAM 

(12734) Able Seaman - HMS Repulse. 
Died 24th November 1921 after an illness
Service number J 43246


1922

CHARLES SPURDEN 

(650) Leading Stoker - HMS Repulse. 
Died 22nd January 1922  Drowned after falling overboard
Service number K 15501


ERNEST CHAPMAN 

(1036) Engine Room Artificer First Class - HMS Repulse. 
Died 26th July 1922  from a Gastric Ulcer after an illness
Service number M 7355


1923

JOHN L. McBRIDE 

(3184) Engine Room Artificer Fourth Class (RNVR) - HMS Repulse. 
Died 10th June 1923  from encephalitis after an illness
Service number Mersey 5/102


1924

GEORGE T. WOOD 

(2962) Stoker Petty Officer - HMS Repulse. 
Died 29th January 1924  from injuries after an accident
Service number K 3120

 

LEONARD R. HICKMAN 

(1806) Chief Electrical Artificer Second Class - HMS Repulse. 
Died 10th August 1924 from drowning
Service number M 2469


1925

ALBERT W. STEVENS 

(3438) Stoker First Class - HMS Repulse. 
Died 3rd March 1925, found dead on a railway after an accident
Service number K 62923


EDWARD HOSEY 

(1816) Stoker First Class - HMS Repulse. 
Died 11th July 1925, from TB & Cancer after an illness
Service number K 64954


WILLIAM F. OLIVER

(2392) Engine Room Artificer - HMS Repulse. 
Died 17th August 1925, Drowned after falling overboard
Service number M 34041


JOHN L. BARRON

(794) Chief Stoker - HMS Repulse. 
Died 17th October 1925, from Pneumonia after an illness
Service number 310664


SAM O. ALLEN

(400) Private RMLI - HMS Repulse. 
Died 5th November 1925, from Pneumonia after an illness
Service number 21338 (Ch)


ALBERT H. HILL

(1820) Leading Seaman - HMS Repulse. 
Died 8th November 1925, from TB & Cancer after an illness
Service number J 91934


1927

PERCY G. SEAGRAVE

(3486) Painter First Class - HMS Repulse. 
Died 27th April 1927, from Nephritis after an illness
Service number M5138


1928

HERBERT POWELL

(2804) Stoker First Class - HMS Repulse. 
Died 29th December 1928, from drowning
Service number K 66627
Source: Public records office - see  Herbert's memorial page


1929

EDMOND V. CRUSH

(1147) Signalman - HMS Repulse. 
Died 18th July 1929, from Syncope after an illness
Service number J 87122

ANDREW A. CROW

(1149) Electrical Artificer Fourth Class - HMS Repulse. 
Died 21st October 1929, from exposure
Service number MX 46100

1930

ARTHUR A. WEBB

(3043) Boy First Class - HMS Repulse. 
Died 14th July 1930, from Cerebral damage after an illness
Service number JX 132101

1931


HARRY DAVIES

(1369) Royal Marine - HMS Repulse. 
Died 23rd April 1931, from Lung Oedema after an illness
Service number 17756 (Ch)

 

1937

FRANCIS GARRAWAY

(1742) Able Seaman - HMS Repulse. 
Died 17th February 1937, from Peritonitis after an illness
Service number P/J 29054

WALTER A. WYKES 

(3120) Able Seaman - HMS Repulse. 
Died 21st March 1937,  in Gibraltar Hospital from Nephritis after an illness
Service number P/J 111568

Source: Tony Rees - see Walter's memorial page


1938

 

FREDERICK B. FARWELL 

(1613) PO Stoker - HMS Repulse. 
Died 6th or 7th June 1938 of a crushed head after an accident
Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery, Malta.

Service number P/K 60857
Source: website see Frederick's memorial page


WILLIAM JOHN MATTINGLEY 

(3350) AB Seaman - HMS Repulse. 
Died 17th June 1938of a fractured skull after an accident
Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery, Malta.

Service number SSX 18955
Source: website see William's memorial page

 

CHARLES EDWARD RAPPE
(2722) Colour
Sergeant, Royal Marines - HMS Repulse.

Died 10th or 11th July 1938 of Endocarditis after an illness
Buried in Kalkara Naval Cemetery, Malta.

Service number 214854 (Po)
Source: website see Charles' memorial page

 

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