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     Crossed 'over the bar'    

This is a list of men who served aboard the ships who have recently died (crossed over the bar). Their names link to their biography page where one exists.
May they rest in peace.
We are remembering them here to inform anyone who might have known them. Rest assured we will not forget them.
If you know of any former crew members of any of the ships on this website who have 'crossed over the bar', please let us know and we will happily place their names here for you.
We'd also like any information for crew biography pages.
All you have to do is email Andy Wade (Site webmaster) from our contact page.

Name Date Ship Details
Reginald Vernon Ward 27 Mar 2008 HMS Prince of Wales
Alan McIvor 2007 HMS Prince of Wales Our Chairman
Cledwynn Johnson 04 Jan 2007 HMS Repulse
Sidney Gerrish Hamilton 06 Dec 2006 HMS Repulse Surgeon Commander
Albert (Bert) Kings 22 Nov 2006 HMS Repulse
Thomas William (Dinga) Bell 11 Nov 2006 HMS Prince of Wales
Harry Laycock 10 Oct 2006 HMS Prince of Wales
Peter Costa 03 Jun 2006 HMS Prince of Wales Also of HMS Grasshopper
Charles Terence 'Dusty' Miller 16 Mar 2006 HMS Prince of Wales
Patrick F. O'Shea 24 Dec 2005 HMS Repulse
Frank Samuel Widdecombe Robinson 03 Nov 2005 HMS Repulse
Richard (Dick) Beswick Wade 11 Sep 2005 HMS Prince of Wales
Ronald Alexander Spedding 25 Mar 2005 HMS Repulse
Ken Byrne 17 Mar 2005 HMS Prince of Wales Our Association Secretary
Fred Belmont 04 Feb 2006 HMS Prince of Wales
Lance (Ken) Kennedy 21 Jan 2005 HMS Prince of Wales
Fredrick Lawrence (LOL) Kettle 22 Feb 2003 HMS Prince of Wales
John Dykes 18 Apr 2002 HMS Repulse Co Author of 'Sailors Tales'
William Taylor 2001 HMS Repulse
Eric Ernest Hilton 23 Jan 1999 HMS Repulse
Pat (Patrick) Byrne 25 Jan 1998 HMS Prince of Wales Awarded British Empire Medal in 1964
John Macmillan 1994 HMS Prince of Wales
George Robert Thomas 16 Dec 1986 HMS Repulse
Ivor George Harry Cross 08 Jan 1984 HMS Repulse
Albert James Stanley Pring 1973 HMS Repulse


Crossing the Bar

Sunset and evening star 
And one clear call for me! 
And may there be no moaning of the bar, 
When I put out to sea. 

But such a tide as moving seems asleep, 
Too full for sound and foam 
When that which drew from out the boundless deep 
Turns again home. 

Twilight and evening bell, 
And after that the dark 
And may there be no sadness of farewell 
When I embark. 

For though from out our bourne of Time and Place, 
The flood may bear me far; 
I hope to see my Pilot face to face 
When I have crost the bar.

Alfred Tennyson