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1942 Casualties of H.M.S. SOMALI 

Torpedoed by a German U-Boat and sunk Sept 24th, 1942.
This list provided by Sally Taylor (nee DONALDSON) whose father was a survivor. Sally would love to locate relatives  (children, grandchildren, brothers, sisters etc...)  of a Crewmate who died,  Frank George Mullahy, son of Frank and Lily Mullahy, husband of Gladys (Cooper? may have had a sister Joan who married an Army man who was disabled  in the war)- of Leicester.
Frank and Gladys were only married about 6  weeks.

To contact Sally - mailto:Taylor.Sally@comcast.net

H.M.S. SOMALI - her story  - another site 

For more details of the following refer to The Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Canada

HALIFAX MEMORIAL - Nova Scotia

HEATHORN, Leading Stoker, ARTHUR JOHN, 21588. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Canadian Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 21. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert D. Heathorn, of Vancouver, British Columbia. Panel5.

United Kingdom

CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL - Kent

ADAIR, Electrical Artificer 4th Class, DESMOND PAUL PATRICK, C/MX 73132. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 22. Son of Robert and Florence Mary Adair, of Highgate, London. 63,3.

BEVERIDGE, Petty Officer, THOMAS WILLIAM, C/NX 513. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Naval Canteen Service. 24th September 1942. Age 21. Son of Thomas and Clementina Beveridge, of Leith, Edinburgh. 51,3.

PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL - Devon

MORRIS, Petty Officer, GEORGE ARCHER, D S M, D/J 113844. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 33. Son of Cyril G. and Alice Morris; husband of Norah J. Morris, of Ashley, New Milton, Hampshire. Panel63,Column3.

WHELAN, Signalman, WILLIAM, D/JX 226705. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 27. Son of William and Evelyn Mary Whelan, of West Didsbury, Manchester. Panel68,Column1.

PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL - Hampshire

AIKMAN, Stoker 1st Class, ALEXANDER MADDEN, P/KX 104896. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 25. Son of James and Gertrude Ellen Aikman. Panel68.Column2.

AKERS, Ordinary Seaman, HENRY JAMES WILLIAM, P/JX 296434. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 20. Son of Henry Samuel and Amy Akers. Panel65,Column2.

ATKINSON, Lieutenant, MICHAEL FIRTH, H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 30. Son of George Leslie and Margaret Atkinson. Panel62,Column1.

BEASLEY, Able Seaman, LESLIE VINCENT, P/JX 204577. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 22. Son of Vincent and Frances R. M. Beasley, of Pleck, Walsall, Staffordshire. Panel63,Column1.

BELL, Able Seaman, DOUGLAS ARTHUR, P/JX 178094. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 22. Son of Archibald William and Violet Ethel Bell, of King's Heath, Birmingham. Panel63,Column1.

BILLING, Able Seaman, JAMES GORDON, P/JX 143124. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 23. Husband of Joy Mary Billing, of Portsmouth. Panel63,Column1.

BROWNE, Petty Officer, JOHN BARRETT, P/JX 137267. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 25. Son of John Barrett Browne and Ruth Browne; husband of Bertha Gwendoline Browne, of Cirencester, Gloucestershire. Panel62,Column2.

BRUCE, Ordinary Telegraphist, BASIL ERNEST HOLLAND, P/JX 271945. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 20. Son of Christopher Charles and Edith Mary Bruce, of Beckenham, Kent. Panel67,Column1.

BRUCE, Lieutenant, MICHAEL ALASTAIR MITCHELL, D S C, 3 times Mentioned in Despatches, H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 27. Son of Captain Kenneth Mervyn Bruce, D.S.O., R.N., and Madeleine Amy Bruce. Panel62,Column1.

BURTON, Able Seaman, PERCY JOHN, P/JX 135047. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 28. Son of Albert John and Nellie Burton. Panel63,Column2.

CARR, Able Seaman, WILLIAM BEAUMONT, P/SSX 25968. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 22. Son of Robert and Elizabeth Carr, of Newcastle-on-Tyne. Panel63,Column2.

CARSTAIRS, Leading Seaman, MOSES, P/JX 141505. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 23. Son of John and Brigid Carstairs; husband of Marjorie Carstairs, of Sheerness, Kent. Panel62,Column3.

CHAPMAN, Able Seaman, JAMES HENRY, P/SSX 33272. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 20. Son of Charles Edward Chapman, and of Rose Elizabeth Chapman, of Hayling Island, Hampshire. Panel63,Column2.

CHURCH, Chief Petty Officer, WALTER, P/J 25560. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Panel62,Column2.

COCKING, Petty Officer, STANLEY, P/JX 145293. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 23. Son of John Walker Cocking and Mary Cocking, of Northampton. Panel62,Column2.

COOPER, Chief Yeoman of Signals, FRANK HENRY ISAAC, Mentioned in Despatches and 2 bars, P/J 87227. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 40. Son of William Frank and Susan Florence Cooper; husband of Mary Jennie Cooper, of Sarisbury Green, Hampshire. Panel66,Column2.

COOPER, Ordinary Seaman, STANLEY ARTHUR, P/JX 163577. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Son of Emma Cooper, of Ripley, Derbyshire. Panel65,Column2.

CULLEN, Able Seaman, CHARLES JAMES, P/JX 203591. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 29. Son of James Patrick Cullen, and of Florence Agnes Cullen, of Manchester. Panel63,Column2.

DAWSON, Able Seaman, GEORGE FRED, P/JX 217407. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 22. Husband of Joan Dawson, of Worksop, Nottinghamshire. Panel63,Column2.

ELLIS, Stoker 1st Class, LEONARD WALTER, P/KX 121076. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 22. Son of Thomas and Edith Ellis. Panel68,Column2.

FARROW, Petty Officer, ROBERT GEORGE, P/JX 128561. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 33. Son of James Bertie and Florence Louise Farrow, of Bournemouth, Hampshire. Panel62,Column2.

FENN, Able Seaman, THOMAS CYRIL, D S M, Mentioned in Despatches, P/JX 130362. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 31. Son of David John and Annie Mabel Fenn, of Brecon. Panel63,Column3.

FILER, Stoker 1st Class, WILLIAM, P/KX 129559. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 29. Husband of Margaret Filer, of Newcastle-on-Tyne. Panel68,Column2.

GAMBLIN, Able Seaman, CYRIL WILLIAM JACK, P/JX 149533. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 21. Son of Jack and Amy Hilda Gamblin, of Bishop's Waltham, Hampshire. Panel63,Column3.

GASKELL, Able Seaman, PETER HOLBROOK, P/JX 234670. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 20. Son of William Rawsthorne Gaskell and Florence Helen Gaskell, of Tynron, Dumfriesshire. Panel63,Column3.

GIBSON, Able Seaman, RONALD, P/JX 156715. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 20. Son of Richard Speakman Gibson and Ida Margaret Gibson, of Ashington, Northumberland. Panel63,Column3.

GILPIN, Petty Officer, RALPH WILLIAM, P/JX 142904. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 24. Son of Alfred and Martha Ellen Gilpin, of Willington Quay, Northumberland. Panel62,Column2.

GRAINGER, Petty Officer, GEORGE WILLIAM, P/J 98181. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 39. Husband of Kate Grainger, of Old Woking, Surrey. Panel62,Column2.

GRANT, Able Seaman, JOHN YOUNG, P/JX 235696. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 19. Son of Albert Young Grant and Nellie Grant, of Alperton, Middlesex. Panel63,Column3.

HAGUE, Able Seaman, HERBERT, P/JX 263446. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 29. Son of Herbert and Alice Hague; husband of Amelia Hague, of Sheffield. Panel64,Column1.

HAIRSINE, Ordinary Seaman, JOHN, P/JX 324011. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 21. Son of John and Rhoda Hairsine, of Hull. Panel65,Column3.

HALL, Able Seaman, FRED, P/JX 276963. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 22. Son of Fred Snow Hall, and Alice May Hall, of Newtown, Rochdale, Lancashire. Panel64,Column1.

HALL, Stoker 1st Class, JOHN ALLISON, P/KX 119025. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 22. Son of William and Catherine Hall. Panel68,Column2.

HAXELL, Leading Seaman, ALFRED GEORGE FREDERICK, P/J 82558. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 40. Son of James Wellesley Haxell and Rose Haxell; husband of Doris Haxell. Panel62,Column3.

HOSKINGS, Able Seaman, ARTHUR, P/JX 263438. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 29. Son of Thomas and Alice Hoskings; husband of Edna Hoskings, of Sheffield, Yorkshire. Panel64,Column1.

HOUGHTON, Engine Room Artificer 4th Class, JOSEPH CHAMBERS, P/MX 58355. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 23. Son of Joseph and Jane Houghton. Panel67,Column2.

HUNT, Commander (E), MARTIN HOBY, H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 36. Son of Wright and Elize Phillipa Hunt; husband of Phyllis Mary Hunt. Panel62,Column1.

HUTTON-ATTENBOROUGH, Lieutenant (S), JOHN, H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Son of Edwin A. and Dorothy Hutton Attenborough, of Bognor Regis, Sussex. Panel62,Column1.

JENKINS, Gunner (T), FRANK WILLIAM, H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Son of Ernest and Florence Jenkins; husband of Annie Elizabeth Jenkins. Panel62,Column1.

JOHNSON, Able Seaman, ROBERT MALCOLM, P/JX 163492. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 19. Son of Alfred Henry and Irene Johnson, of Kingston, Surrey. Panel64,Column1.

LEECH, Leading Seaman, GORDON REGINALD, P/JX 146555. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 26. Son of Charles David and Selina Leech, of Winterton, Norfolk. Panel62,Column3.

LILES, Leading Seaman, HAROLD, P/SSX 21753. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 26. Son of Harold Liles, and of Frances E. Liles, of Thornton Heath, Surrey. Panel62,Column3.

LONGHURST, Sub-Lieutenant, JOHN MICHAEL, Mentioned in Despatches, H.M.S. Somali. Royal Naval Reserve. 24th September 1942. Age 21. Son of John Henry and F. W. Muriel Longhurst, of Farnborough, Hampshire. Panel71,Column1.

MARRIOTT, Able Seaman, HAROLD ARTHUR, P/JX 170918. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 19. Son of Arthur and Annie Mansfield Marriott, of Larklands, Ilkeston, Derbyshire. Panel64,Column2.

McKIE, Petty Officer, NORMAN, Mentioned in Despatches, P/SSX 19151. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 23. Son of Thomas and Eleanor McKie, of Hexham, Northumberland. Panel62,Column2.

McLAUCHLAN, Able Seaman, JOHN, P/JX 235059. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 23. Son of Thomas and Helen McLauchlan, of Kidderminster, Worcestershire. Panel64,Column2.

MULLAHY, Able Seaman, FRANK GEORGE, P/JX 297136. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 20. Son of Frank and Lily Mullahy, of Leicester; husband of Gladys Mullahy, of Leicester. Panel64,Column2.

NELTHORPE, Chief Stoker, JOSEPH, Mentioned in Despatches, P/K 56297. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 40. Son of Joseph and Ellen Nelthorpe; husband of Nellie Nelthorpe, of Seaham, Co. Durham. Panel67,Column2.

NEWTON, Ordinary Seaman, CLIFFORD, P/JX 171733. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 18. Son of Henry and Harriet Newton, of Andover, Hampshire. Panel66,Column1.

NOON, Telegraphist, ARTHUR FREDERICK, P/JX 229167. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 28. Son of Arthur Henry and Nellie Noon; husband of Gertrude Ellen Noon, of Sheldon, Warwickshire. Panel67,Column1.

PITT-PITTS, Ordinary Seaman, WILLIAM HOWARD DILLWORTH, P/JX 328381. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 19. Son of William Arthur and Kathleen Rosalind Pitt-Pitts. Panel66,Column1.

PUCKETT, Able Seaman, REGINALD WILLIAM, P/SSX 24762. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 21. Son of William Robert and Ada Benita Puckett, of Shirley, Southampton. Panel64,Column3.

QUARMAN, Able Seaman, SIDNEY ARTHUR, P/JX 161739. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 19. Son of Thomas and Annie Quarman, of Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire. Panel64,Column3.

ROSE, Chief Petty Officer Telegraphist, WILLIAM STEPHEN, P/J 46184. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 47. Son of William George and Amelia Jane Rose. Panel66,Column3.

ROSEWARN, Able Seaman, JAMES WILLIAM, P/JX 263192. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Son of Ernest Alfred and Eliza Rosewarn; husband of Eileen Lucy Rosewarn, of Highbury, London. Panel64,Column3.

SADLER, Engine Room Artificer 4th Class, JOHN, P/MX 63890. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 27. Son of John and Emily Mary Sadler; husband of Rose Sadler, of Liverpool. Panel67,Column2.

SANDERSON, Petty Officer, WALTER, P/JX 145071. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Son of John and Elizabeth Sanderson, of Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Northumberland. Panel62,Column3.

SHANAHAN, Petty Officer Stoker, TIMOTHY JOHN, P/K 63256. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 37. Son of John and Mary Shanahan; husband of Mabel Maud Shanahan, of Gosport, Hampshire. Panel67,Column3.

STEPHENSON, Able Seaman, PETER JOEL, P/JX 175838. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 19. Son of Allan and Constance Stephenson, of Nottingham. Panel65,Column1.

SUTHERLAND, Leading Signalman, JOHN DUNCAN, P/JX 152697. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 21. Son of John and Robina Sutherland, of Forfar, Angus. Panel66,Column2.

TARBATT, Steward, WILLIAM, P/LX 24772. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 28. Son of Henry and Esther Maria Tarbatt, of Glossop, Derbyshire. Panel70,Column1.

TRAVERS, Able Seaman, JOHN ROY, P/JX 154242. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 21. Son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Gravers, of Hove, Sussex. Panel65,Column1.

TREND, Lieutenant, CLIFFORD HIND, H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 32. Son of Octavius William Trend and of Ellen Trend (nee Eves); husband of Elsie Winifred Trend, of Winchmore Hill, Middlesex. Panel62,Column1.

TURNER, Stoker 1st Class, WALTER WILLIAM JOHN, P/KX 104123. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Panel68,Column3.

WATKINS, Ordinary Seaman, ALFRED HENRY, P/JX 329792. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Panel66,Column1.

WEIR, Stoker 1st Class, JOHN DENNISON, P/KX 119218. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 21. Son of Joseph and Mary E. Weir, of Banbridge, Co. Down. Panel68,Column3.

WHITEHEAD, Chief Engine Room Artificer, HARRY W., Mentioned in Despatches, P/MX 50316. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 30. Son of John James Whitehead and Louisa Whitehead; husband of Pearl H. Whitehead, of Padiham, Lancashire. Panel67,Column1.

WICKENDEN, Ordinary Seaman, JOSEPH WILLIAM, P/JX 325350. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 20. Son of Frederick Joseph and Caroline Wickenden, of Southsea, Hampshire. Panel66,Column2.

WILSON, Petty Officer Cook (S), FRANK, P/MX 46166. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Panel69,Column3.

WINTER, Petty Officer Stoker, WALTER WILLIAM RICHARD, D S M, P/K 60847. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 38. Son of William T. and Rose Winter; husband of Ivy G. Winter, of Southborough, Kent. Panel67,Column3.

WOOD, Leading Writer, FREDERIC NORMAN, P/MX 86527. H.M.S. Somali. Royal Navy. 24th September 1942. Age 28. Son of Frederic Walter and Ethel Florence Wood. LL.B. Hons. (Lond.). Panel69,Column3.