Force Z Survivors Organisation UK

In Memory of the Lost Men of HMS Prince of Wales
~Men Lost During the Japanese Far Eastern Offensive 1942-1945~

One of the saddest and least mentioned chapters in the history of HMS Prince of Wales is what happened AFTER the ship 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.




STANLEY ALDERSON
Able Seaman, D/SSX 17215, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Died during the evacuation of Singapore on 31st March 1942, age 22. Husband of Rosina Alderson, of Plymouth.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 101, Column 1.


ARCHIBALD DICKIE ANDERSON
Marine, PLY/X 1565, Royal Marines
Additional Information: Listed as missing, presumed killed during the evacuation of Singapore on 16th February 1942, age 23. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Anderson.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 102, Column 3.

JOSEPH BINGHAM
Leading Seaman, D/SSX 24290, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Listed as missing, presumed killed during the evacuation of Singapore on 16th February 1942, age 21.
Son of Fred and Florrie Bingham, of Crookes, Sheffield.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 101, Column 1.

ROBERT HENRY BLOHM
Marine, PLY/X 10030, Royal Marines
Additional Information: Listed as missing, presumed killed at Bukit Panjang on 10th February 1942.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 102, Column 3.

DAVID WILSON BOYD
Marine, PLY/X 3052, Royal Marines
Additional Information: Listed as missing, presumed killed during the evacuation of Singapore on 16th February 1942, age 21.
Husband of Charlotte Boyd, of Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 102, Column 3.

ROY MALCOLM DAVIES
Marine, PLY/X 2573, Royal Marines
Additional Information: Died as a Prisoner of War on 30th November 1942, age 21. Son of William and Ada Davies, of Brynhyfryd, Swansea.
Memorial: Djakarta War Cemetery, Indonesia, 6. K. 8.

SIDNEY JOHN DAVIS
Marine, PLY/X3902, Royal Marines
Additional Information: Listed as missing, presumed killed during the evacuation of Singapore on 16th February 1942, age 20.
Son of Harry and Beatrice Davis, of Cakebole, Worcestershire.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 103, Column 1.

TREVOR JAMES EVELEIGH
Signalman, D/JX 140354, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Listed as missing, presumed killed during the evacuation of Singapore on 16th February 1942, age 24.
Son of James and of Mabel Eveleigh, of Cathays, Glamorgan.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 101, Column 3.

THOMAS WILLIAM GIBBONS
Marine, PLY/X 100144, Royal Marines
Additional Information: Listed as missing, presumed killed during the evacuation of Singapore on 16th February 1942, age 25.
Son of Harold and Ellen Gibbons, of Coppull, Lancashire.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 103, Column 1.

JAMES BRUCE HANNAH
Able Seaman, D/JX 114595, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Listed as missing, presumed killed during the evacuation of Singapore on 16th February 1942, age 41.
Husband of Elizabeth Hannah, of Bournemouth, Hampshire.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 101, Column 2.

ERNEST DAVID HARRY
Marine, PLY/X3051, Royal Marines
Additional Information: Listed as missing, presumed killed during the evacuation of Singapore on 16th February 1942, age 21.
Son of Ernest and Ida Harry, of Miltoncombe, Devon.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 103, Column 1.

THOMAS HEALY
Stoker 1st Class, D/KX 105123, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Listed as missing, presumed killed at Palembang, on 16th February 1942, age 20.
Son of Charles and Catherine Healy, of Darwen, Lancashire.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 102, Column 1.

HARRY KIRK
Boy 1st Class, D/JX180648, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Listed as missing, presumed killed during the evacuation of Singapore on 16th February 1942, age 18.
Son of Henry and Catherine Kirk. Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 101, Column 3.

LAWRENCE CUTHBERT LORRAINE LEYBOURNE
Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 248351, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Listed as missing, presumed killed during the evacuation of Singapore on 16th February 1942, age 24.
Husband of Constance Leybourne, County Durham. Son of Henry and Elizabeth Leybourne.
Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial, Panel 83.

NORMAN ANTHONY LIGHTFOOT
Marine, PLY/X100429, Royal Marines
Additional Information: Listed as missing, presumed killed during the evacuation of Singapore on 16th February 1942.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 103, Column 1.

FRANCIS FRANK McNAMARA
Marine, PLY/X 100129, Royal Marines
Additional Information: Listed as missing, presumed killed during the evacuation of Singapore on 16th February 1942, age 24.
Husband of Dorothy McNamara, of Atherton, Lancashire.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 103, Column 1.

ROBERT ROBINSON MILLAR
Ordinary Seaman, D/JX 170164, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Listed as missing, presumed killed during the evacuation of Singapore on 16th February 1942, age 17.
Son of James and Agnes Millar, of Carrickfergus, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 101, Column 3.

FREDERICK JAMES MILLER
Able Seaman, D/JX213495, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Listed as Listed as missing, presumed killed during the evacuation of Singapore on 16th February 1942, age 26.
Husband of Dinah Miller, of Wellesbourne, Warwickshire. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Miller.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 101, Column 2.

DAVID HENRY MILLS
Marine, PLY/X 100120, Royal Marines
Additional Information: Died as a Prisoner of War on 23rd September 1942, age 25. Son of David and Catherine Mills, of Liverpool.
Memorial: Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore, 10. D. 3.

JACK HENRY MOXOM 
Engine Room Artificer 4th Class, D/MX 53132, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Listed as missing, presumed killed during the evacuation of Singapore on 16th February 1942, age 21.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 102 column 1.

(added on 30th November 2003)

BRYNLEY THOMAS NELMES
Ordinary Signalman, C/JX 250141, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Listed as missing, presumed killed during the evacuation of Singapore on 13th February 1942, age18.
Son of Edwin and Beatrice Nelmes, of Huddersfield, Yorkshire.
Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial, 59, 1.

SEAN CHARLES O'DONNELL
Ordinary Seaman , D/JX 171801, Royal Navy

Additional Information: Listed as missing, presumed killed during the evacuation of Singapore, week of 16th February 1942, age 18.
Son of John and Bridget O'Donnell, of Stoke, Warwickshire.

Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 101, Column 3.
GEORGE WILLIAM HENRY PASSMORE
Marine, PLY/X 871, Royal Marines
Additional Information: Listed as missing, presumed killed during the evacuation of Singapore on 16th February 1942, age 30.
Husband of Ella Passmore, of Dartmouth, Devon. Son of George and Caroline Passmore.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 103, Column 1.

ALFRED LESLIE QUINTRELL
Stoker 1st Class, D/KX 138920, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Listed as missing, presumed killed during the evacuation of Singapore on 16th February 1942, age 21.
Husband of Florence Quintrell, of New Marston, Oxford. Son of Frederick and Mabel Quintrell.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 102, Column 1.

CLIFFORD BENJAMIN REYNOLDS
Able Seaman, D/SSX 20595, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Listed as missing, presumed killed during the evacuation of Singapore on 16th February 1942.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 101, Column 2.

ALBERT ROGERS
Marine, PLY/X 100021, Royal Marines
Additional Information: Listed as missing, presumed killed during the evacuation of Singapore on 16th February 1942, age 28.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 103, Column 2.

PETER ROY
Marine, PLY/X100017, Royal Marines
Additional Information: Listed as missing, presumed killed during the evacuation of Singapore on 16th February 1942, age 23.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Roy, of Hornsey, Middlesex.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 103, Column 2.

FREDERICK SHAW
Stoker 1st Class, D/KX122348, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Listed as missing, presumed killed during the evacuation of Singapore on 16th February 1942, age 26.
Son of Joseph and Sarah Shaw, of Longford, Warrington, Lancashire.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 102, Column 1.

JAMES SKINNER
Sergeant, PLY/X 1020, Royal Marines
Additional Information: Listed as missing, presumed killed during the evacuation of Singapore on 16th February 1942, age 29.
Husband of Gwendoline Skinner, of Berry Pomeroy, Devon. Son of Robert and Lily Skinner.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 102, Column 2.

VICTOR HAROLD SMART
Marine, PLY/X1131, Royal Marines
Additional Information: Listed as missing, presumed killed during the evacuation of Singapore on 10th February 1942, age 24.
Husband of Nancy Smart, of Torpoint, Cornwall. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Smart.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 103, Column 2.

RAYMOND DENNIS STANFORD
Marine, PLY/X 3805, Royal Marines
Additional Information: Listed as missing, presumed killed during the evacuation of Singapore on 16th February 1942, age 21.
Son of Ernest and Maud Standford, of Peterborough, Northamptonshire.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 103, Column 2.

CHARLES WILLIAM STOCKS
Able Seaman, D/SSX20610
Additional Information: Listed as missing, presumed killed during the evacuation of Singapore on 16th February 1942, age 22.
Son of William and Eliza Ann Stocks, of South Elmsall, Yorkshire.
Memorial: Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 92.

HENRY CHARLES TRANTER
Sergeant, PLY/X254, Royal Marines
Additional Information: Died 15th February 1942, age 33. Husband of W. Tranter, of Plymouth.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 102, Column 2.

LIONEL PHILIP TRINIMAN
Leading Seaman, D/JX 152570, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Listed as missing, presumed killed during the evacuation of Singapore on 16th February 1942, age 26.
Son of John and Martha Triniman.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 101, Column 1.

WILLIAM UPTON
Able Seaman, D/JX238807, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Listed as missing, presumed killed during the evacuation of Singapore on 16th February 1942.
Son of Isabella Upton, of Edge Hill, Liverpool.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 101, Column 2.

THOMAS WALLACE
Marine, PLY/X100720, Royal Marines
Additional Information: Listed as missing, presumed killed during the evacuation of Singapore on 16th February 1942, age 25.
Son of William and Mary Wallace, of Paisley, Renfrewshire.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 103, Column 2.

GEORGE EDWARD WESTERN
Marine, PLY/X 1976, Royal Marines
Additional Information: Listed as missing, presumed killed during the evacuation of Singapore on 16th February 1942, age 26.
Son of William and Emma Western, of East Ham, Essex.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 103, Column 2.

JOHN IVOR WILLIAMS
Stoker 1st Class, D/KX93810, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Died in bombing attack on Trincomalee on 9th April 1942, age 24.
Son of Margaret Clarke, of Abersoch, Caernarvonshire.
Memorial: Trincomalee War Cemetery, Sri Lanka, Joint Grave 2. B. 9.

JOHN PHILLIP MOSS WILLIAMS
Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class, D/M 52566, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Died as a Prisoner of War on 30th November 1942, age 39.
Husband of Nance Williams, of Barry, Glamorgan. Son of William and Florence Williams, of Barry.
Memorial: Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore, 9. E. 3.

STANLEY WILLIAMS
Marine, PLY/X 100178, Royal Marines
Additional Information: Listed as missing, presumed killed during the evacuation of Singapore on 16th February 1942, age 18.
Son of William and Elizabeth Williams, of Leasowe, Moreton, Cheshire.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 75, Column 1.

ROBERT ALEXANDER VICTOR YOUNG
Marine, PLY/X2214, Royal Marines
Additional Information: Listed as missing, presumed killed during the evacuation of Singapore on 16th February 1942.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 103, Column 2.



PERCY GEORGE EDWARD BACK
Marine, PLY/X 21505, Royal Marines
Additional Information: Died as a Prisoner of War on 25th October 1943, age 38.
Son of Richard and Alice Back, of Ramsgate, Kent.
Memorial: Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand, 6. O. 8.

JOHN BROWN
Corporal, PLY/X2140, Royal Marines
Additional Information: Died as a Prisoner of War on 8th July 1943, age 26. Son of James and Lucy Brown.
Memorial: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand, 8. D. 49.

GEORGE ALEXANDA DALLEY
Marine, PLY/X 3821, Royal Marines
Additional Information: Died as a Prisoner of War on 13th May 1943, age 26.
Son of Ernest and Constance Dalley, of Carlton Colville, Suffolk.
Memorial: Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand, 8. N. 4.

STANLEY ARNOLD FORSTER
Able Seaman, D/JX 184645, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Died as a Prisoner of War on 22nd December 1943, age 18. Son of William and Mary Forster, of Birkenhead.
Memorial: Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar, B6. J. 1.

JOHN PARK FORTUNE
Chief Petty Officer, D/J 105049, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Died as a Prisoner of War on 14th February 1943.
Husband of Margaret Fortune, of Edinburgh. Son of Charles and Agnes Park Fortune.
Memorial: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand, 4. F. 16.

WILFRED HARRIS
Stoker 1st Class, D/KX95750, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Died as a Prisoner of War on 30th December 1943, age 25.
Son of Alfred and Elizabeth Harris. Husband of Muriel Harris, of Plymouth.
Memorial: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand, 4. D. 14.

DOUGLAS EWART HIGGINS
Marine, PLY/X 2002, Royal Marines
Additional Information: Died as a Prisoner of War on 28th June 1943, age 23.
Son of Mark and Minnie Higgins, of High Heaton, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Memorial: Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand, 4. M. 3.

FRANCIS SYDNEY MURFIN
Corporal, PLY/X2233, Royal Marines
Additional Information: Died as a Prisoner of War on 8th July 1943, age 27.
Son of Isaac and Mary Murfin, of Ripley, Derbyshire
Memorial: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand, 8. D. 48.

FREDERICK CHARLES ROSSITER
Marine, PLY/X 100135, Royal Marines
Additional Information: Died as a Prisoner of War on 18th July 1943, age 23.
Son of Frederick and Florence Rossiter, of Bristol.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 103, Column 2.

LIONEL CHARLES THOMPSON
Corporal, PLY/X1521, Royal Marines
Additional Information: Died as a Prisoner of War on 7th December 1943, age 25.
Husband of Ivy Thompson, of Stanton Wick, Somerset. Son of Charles and Helen Thompson.
Memorial: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand, 2. A. 35.

FRANCIS HERBERT JACK TINCKNELL
Marine, PLY/X 100103, Royal Marines
Additional Information: Died as a Prisoner of War on 17th December 1943.
Memorial: Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand, 3. L. 13.

RICHARD VARTY
Marine, PLY/X 2518, Royal Marines
Additional Information: Died as a Prisoner of War on 8th August 1943, age 23.
Son of Thomas and Emily Varty, of Castletown, Penrith, Cumberland.
Memorial: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand, 4. A. 60.



JOHN COX
Able Seaman,D/JX 174256, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Died aboard "Harukiku Maru" on 26th June 1944, age 34.
Son of John and Catherine Cox, of Senghenydd, Glamorgan.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 86, Column 1.

JOHN DUNN
Marine,PLY/X101176, Royal Marines
Additional Information: Died as a Prisoner of War on 22nd June 1944.
Husband of Annie Dunn, of Longford, Warrington, Lancashire. Son of John and Ellen Dunn.
Memorial: Sai Wan War Cemetery, Hong Kong, VII. F. 26.


REGINALD WALTER JOHN FLUCK
Corporal, PLY/X962, Royal Marines
HMS Sultan. Age 29.
Additional Information: Died as a Prisoner of War on 12th September 1944.
Son of Walter Henry and Ruby Annie Fluck of Ely, Glamorgan.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial: Panel 92, Column 1

RICHARD HULL
Able Seaman,D/JX196766, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Died as a Prisoner of War on 22nd January 1944, age 22.
Son of Cicely Hull, of Preston, Lancashire.
Memorial: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand, 2. A. 25.


EDWARD ERNEST SCANTLEBURY
Corporal, PLY/X 1056, Royal Marines
Additional Information: Died during sinking of transport "Rakuyo Maru" on 12th September 1944, age 28.
Husband of Dorothy Scantlebury, of Idle, Yorkshire. Son of Ernest and Irene Scantlebury.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 92, Column 1.

ALBERT HENRY WHITERON SUMMERS
Marine,PLY/X100191, Royal Marines
Additional Information: Died as a Prisoner of War on 1st December 1944.
Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 103, Column 2.



JOHN THOMAS BRASH
Telegraphist, D/JX 162910, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Died as a Prisoner of War on 21st August 1945, age 21.
Son of John and Margaret Brash, of Thornton, Blackpool, Lancashire.
Memorial: Ambon War Cemetery, Indonesia, 31. B. 7.

ROBERT FRANK HEYWOOD
Petty Officer, D/JX143423, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Died as a Prisoner of War on 10th July 1945, age 26.
Husband of Doris Heywood, of Shepherd's Well, Kent. Son of Hilda Heywood.
Memorial: Djakarta War Cemetery, Indonesia, 3. E. 6.

SAMUEL LOMAX
Marine,PLY/X3254,Royal Marines
Additional Information: Died as a Prisoner of War on 4th August 1945, age 23.
Son of Samuel and Ellen Lomax, of Wythenshawe, Manchester.
Memorial: Djakarta War Cemetery, Indonesia, 4. G. 1.

LEONARD JACK REYNOLDS
Sergeant, PLY/X874, Royal Marines
Additional Information: Died as a Prisoner of War on 4th April 1945, age 33.
Husband of Joyce Reynolds, of Crown Hill, Plymouth. Son of Robert and Isabella Reynolds.
Memorial: Ambon War Cemetery, Indonesia, 31. B. 10.

JOSEPH TIVEY
Able Seaman,D/JX161959, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Died as a Prisoner of War on 26th March 1945, age 46.
Husband of Blanche Tivey, of Crownhill, Plymouth. Son of Joseph and Mary Tivey.
Memorial: Djakarta War Cemetery, Indonesia, 1. D. 3.

REGINALD JOHN TUCKER
Leading Seaman,D/SSX13849, Royal Navy
Additional Information: Died as a Prisoner of War on 12th August 1945, age 31.
Son of Charles and Elizabeth Tucker, of Portishead, Somerset.
Memorial: Djakarta War Cemetery, Indonesia, 3. B. 16.