Force Z Survivors Organisation UK

In Memory of the Lost Men of Prince of Wales
~The Men Who Died During the 'Battle of the Denmark Strait,' May 1941~


The following men died during, or as a result of the action with the German battleship Bismarck on 24th May 1941.
Thirteen of these men were lost at their action stations on the compass platform when a shell from Bismarck passed through.

One other died later from wounds sustained during the battle.

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We are extremely indebted to Don Kindell for his help in completing this listing.
We are also grateful to the Commonwealth Wargraves Commission for helping to fill-in background details.


WALTER GRAHAM ANDREWS
Leading Signalman, D/JX 147668, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Age 20. Son of Walter & Winifred Andrews, of Barry, Glamorgan.

Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 50, Column 1.



HAROLD BARLOW
Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 243001, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Age 28. Son of Tom & Lydia Barlow. Husband of Beryl Lilian Barlow, of Castle Acre, Norfolk. F.R.H.S., M.R.S.T.

Memorial: Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 50, Column 1. 
 


LESLIE MADDOCKS DEEDS
Able Seaman, D/SSX 28435, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Age 21. Son of Eliza Deeds, & stepson of Harold Bedford, of Wakefield, Yorkshire.  

Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 46, Column 3.
 

 
EDWARD PATRICK DIAMOND
Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 206256, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Age 21. Son of Patrick & Catherine Diamond, of Middlesbrough Yorkshire.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 49, Column 1.


 
PETER TUTHILL DREYER
Midshipman, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Age 17. Son of LtCol & Mrs G. V. Dreyer, R.A.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 44, Column 3.
 


WILLIAM JOHN FAIRBAIRN
Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 228378, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Age 23. Son of George & Grace Fairbairn, of Dunbar, East Lothian.
Memorial: Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 50, Column 2.
 

HARRY HALLAM
Able Seaman, D/J 112521, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Age 33. Son of Edwin and Maria Hallam, of Plymouth.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 47, Column 1. 



ARTHUR MOLYNEAUX HARPER
Able Seaman, P/JX 190690, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Age 28. Son of James and Lilian Harper. Husband of Phyllis Harper, of Lincoln.
Memorial: Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 48, Column 1.
   


EDWARD JAMES HUNT
Leading Signalman, D/JX 141718, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Son of George and of Elizabeth Hunt, of Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 50, Column 1.
 


JOHN BRET INCE
Midshipman, Royal Navy
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 44, Column 3.



NORMAN JOHNSTONE
Signal Boy, D/JX 162932, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Age 17. Son of John & Robina Johnstone, of Glasgow.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 50, Column 2.
 

THOMAS RONALD SLATER DSM
Able Seaman, D/JX 152140, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Age 20. Son of John & Winifred Slater, of Newburn, Northumberland.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 48, Column 2.
 



THORNTON SMITH
Ordinary Seaman, D/KJX 197804, Royal Navy
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 49, Column 2.
 


MERVYN RICHARD TUCKER
Leading Seaman, D/JX 143162, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Died 25th May 1941, age 20. Son of Thomas & Kate Tucker, of Turnchapel, Devon.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 46, Column 1.