HMS Formidable
Roll of Honour

In memory of those who lost their lives in
HMS Formidable
"They lost their lives in the service of God, King and Country"

Date
Name
Rate / Rank
Notes
Dec. 12, 1940
Hill, James
Air Fitter (O)
829 Squadron
Jan. 1, 1941 803 Squadron Fairey Fulmar (N 1869) crash
Glover, Harold A.
Petty Officer Airman
Pilot
Hurford, Ronald F.
Petty Officer Airman
Jan. 14, 1941
Lee, Gordon C.
Air Mechanic 1st Class
826 Squadron
       
Mar. 19, 1941
826 Squadron Fairey Albacore (L 7173) crash off Libya
Bailey, Cecil P.
Sub Lieutenant (A)
Pilot
Coe, John J. C.
Sub Lieutenant (A)
Mar. 28, 1941
829 Squadron Fairey Albacore (N 4168) loss at the Battle of Cape Matapan
Blenkhorn, DSM, George L.
Petty Officer Airman
Cooke, DSC, Roger H.
Lieutenant
Dalyell-Stead, DSO, John
Lt. Commander
Pilot
Apr. 1, 1941
Pettigrew, Alexander A.
Lieutenant
826 Squadron
Apr. 18, 1941
Ashbrooke, Peter C. B.
Sub Lieutenant (A)
803 Squadron
Apr. 20, 1941
806 Squadron Fairey Fulmar (N 1985) loss
Dixon, Eric J. H.
Sub Lieutenant (A) (RNVR)
Shears, John H.
Lieutenant
Pilot
May 8, 1941
803 Squadron Fairey Fulmar (N 1870) loss during Operation Tiger (Convoy MW-7)
Chatfield, William T.
Petty Officer Airman
Davie, Geoffrey B.
Lieutenant (A) (RNVR)
Pilot
May 8, 1941
803 Squadron Fairey Fulmar (N 1949) loss during Operation Tiger (Convoy MW-7)
Coston, DSM, Frank
Petty Officer Airman
Peever, Charles W. R.
Lieutenant
Pilot
May 8, 1941
829 Squadron Fairey Albacore (L 7120) loss during Operation Tiger (Convoy MW-7)
Groves, Brian H.
Sub Lieutenant (A) (RNVR)
Norman, Clement F.
Leading Airman
MID
Smith, Kenneth H.
Sub Lieutenant (A) (RNVR)
Pilot, MID
May 10, 1941
806 Squadron Fairey Fulmar (N 1565) loss during Operation Tiger (Convoy MW-7)
Thompson, Clifford H.
Leading Airman
Touchbourne, Philip S.
Lieutenant (A)
Pilot
May 11, 1941
806 Squadron Fairey Fulmar (N 1990) loss during Operation Tiger (Convoy MW-7)
Rush, Alfred S.
Leading Airman (RNVR)
MID
Sparke, DSC, 2 Bars, Philip D. J.
Lieutenant (A)
Pilot
May 26, 1941
Bombing by Ju-87 Stuka Dive Bombers of 1./StG2
Chaloner, Thomas
Stoker 1st Class
MID
Delderfield, Edward
Marine (RM)
Felton, Charles E.
Leading Air Mechanic
Gordon, Duncan
Petty Officer Stoker
Helme, Alfred
Marine (RM)
Keating, Bernard
Stoker 1st Class
Died of wounds May 28
Maloy, Albert G.
Stoker 2nd Class
Murray, George C.
Stoker 2nd Class
Died of wounds May 27
Rogers, Harry J.
Mechanician 2nd Class
Smith, George H.
Stoker 1st Class
Wright, Walter
Stoker 1st Class
June 9, 1941
803 Squadron Fairey Fulmar (N 1956) loss
Gardner, DSM, James A.
Petty Officer Airman
Pilot
Pickering, Harold
Leading Airman
July 14, 1941
Jackson, William
Ordnance Artificer 3rd Class
Died of illness
Jan. 27, 1942
Tricklebank, Ronald
Ordinary Seaman
Feb. 10, 1942
Bennett, Jock
Sub Lieutenant (A) (RNZNVR)
888 Squadron, crashed
Feb. 21, 1942
818 Squadron Fairey Albacore (X 9082) loss in North Atlantic
Garland, Anthony E.
Sub Lieutenant (A)
Rogers, John W.
Sub Lieutenant (A)
Pilot
Thomas, Samuel J.
Leading Airman
Mar. 27, 1942
Bradshaw, Richard
Leading Seaman
On board accident
May 4, 1942
Dowling, Patrick F.
Leading Airman
803 Squadron
July 6, 1942
Sanderson, James F.
Able Seaman
Died of illness
Aug. 1, 1942
803 Squadron Fairey Fulmar (DR 647) loss in Bay of Bengal
Christelis, Constantine
Sub Lieutenant (A) (RNVR)
Elwood, Desmond N.
Sub Lieutenant (A) (RNZNVR)
Pilot
Aug. 11, 1942
Brokensha, DSC, Guy W.
Lieutenant (A)
888 Squadron, drowned
Oct. 21, 1942
MacDonald, John M.
Lieutenant (A)
893 Squadron, crashed
Dec. 19, 1942
Hawkins, Andrew J.
Lieutenant
Aircraft crash (passenger)
Dec. 21, 1942
Cowen, Painton S.
Lieutenant (RM)
888 Squadron
Dec. 30, 1942
Gardiner, Alexander G.
Leading Signalman
Died of illness
Feb. 28, 1943
Wilson, Lambert
Leading Air Mechanic
820 Squadron
Mar. 1, 1943
Hanson, Harry
Petty Officer Air Fitter
820 Squadron
Apr. 5, 1943
820 Squadron Fairey Albacore loss
Evett, Sydney
Leading Airman
Large, Harold C.
Sub Lieutenant (A) (RNVR)
Pilot
Apr. 19, 1943
Hall, Jack
Sub Lieutenant (A) (RNVR)
893 Squadron
Leng, Frederick W.
Sub Lieutenant (A) (RNVR)
888 Squadron
June 10, 1943
820 Squadron Fairey Albacore (BF 644) loss at Mers-el-Kebir
Greenway, DSC, George R.
Lieutenant (A) (RNVR)
Harris, Gerald
Leading Airman
Reed, Edward B.
Sub Lieutenant (A) (RNVR)
Pilot
Sept. 9, 1943
Foley, Bernard
Supply Assistant
Oct. 9, 1943
Thatcher, Stanley W. J.
Air Mechanic 2nd Class
888 Squadron
Nov. 15, 1943
Pinnock, Sidney C.
Telegraphist
Mar. 18, 1944
Cooke, Cecil J.
Petty Officer
July 11, 1944
Hewetson, Edward de A.
Lieutenant (A) (RNZNVR)
1841 Squadron
July 23, 1944
Lingwood, Robert F.
Able Seaman
Died of illness
Aug. 3, 1944
Laufer, Hans
Sub Lieutenant (RNNAS)
1840 Squadron, crashed
van Dongen, Claudius A. D.
Sub Lieutenant (RNNAS)
1840 Squadron, crashed
Aug. 24, 1944
1842 Squadron, lost during Operation Goodwood attack on battleship Tirpitz
French, John H.
Sub Lieutenant (A) (RNVR)
MID
Thornberry, Edward W.
Sub Lieutenant (A) (RNVR)
Woodward, Clive E.
Sub Lieutenant (A) (RNZNAS)
Aug. 29, 1944
Walker, John G.
Sub Lieutenant (A) (RNVR)
1842 Squadron
Nov. 16, 1944
Cribb, Owen L.
Leading Airman
848 Squadron
Nov. 20, 1944
Cunningham, George
Naval Airman 2nd Class
1842 Squadron
Jan. 6, 1945
Orsborn, John A.
Stoker 1st Class
Jan. 21, 1945
1842 Squadron Vought Corsair losses in North Atlantic
Chipperfield, Eric S. A.
Lieutenant (A) (RNVR)
MID
Dunkley, Eric D.
Lieutenant (A) (RNVR)
Railton, Manning G. R.
Sub Lieutenant (A)
Feb. 27, 1945
Templeton, David G.
Able Seaman
Died of illness
Mar. 22, 1945
James, Michael F.
Lieutenant (RNVR)
On shore accident
Sheppard, Robert R.
Lieutenant (RCNVR)
1845 Squadron, missing
Apr. 16, 1945
Garland, DSC, Bar, Antony M.
Lt. Commander (A) (RNVR)
1842 Squadron, missing
Apr. 17, 1945
848 Squadron Grumman Avenger loss
Irvine, Charles W.
Petty Officer Airman
Whitehead, Douglas R.
Sub Lieutenant (RNVR)
Pilot
May 4, 1945
Kamikaze attack off Okinawa
Bell, John F.
Sub Lieutenant (A) (RNVR)
1842 Squadron
Burger, Alan D.
Lieutenant (A) (RNVR)
1842 Squadron
Charge, Frederick W.
Able Seaman
Dymond, Charles W.
Steward
Gowans, John M.
Able Seaman
 
Lamb, Tom
Petty Officer
Died of wounds May 7
Millard, Frank
Leading Seaman
Ventham, Herbert A. F.
Able Seaman
Williams, Percy S. A.
Stoker 1st Class
May 9, 1945
Hinkins, George
Petty Officer
2nd Kamikaze attack
May 16, 1945
Jupp, DSC, Donald G.
Sub Lieutenant (A) (RNVR)
848 Squadron, accident
July 7, 1945
Marrin, George E.
Able Seaman
July 18, 1945
Asbridge, William B.
Lieutenant (RCNVR)
1845 Squadron
Stradwick, Walter T.
Sub Lieutenant (A) (RNVR)
1842 Squadron, MID
July 24, 1945
Aircraft losses off Tukushima
Francis, Alfred C.
Lieutenant (A) (RNVR)
848 Squadron, MID
Rawlinson, Gordon C.
Petty Officer Airman
848 Squadron
Swart, Bouke K.
Sub Lieutenant (RNNAS)
1842 Squadron
Aug. 9, 1945
1845 Squadron, air attacks on Japanese shipping at Onagawa Wan
Anderson, Gerald A.
Lieutenant (RCNVR)
*
Gray, VC, DSC, Robert H.
Lieutenant (RCNVR)
MID
Aug. 10, 1945
Maitland, Leslie A.
Sub Lieutenant (A) (RNVR)
1841 Squadron, MID twice
Dec. 17, 1945
Cleeve, Thomas
Petty Officer Stoker
Jan 1, 1946
Mills, George H.
Marine (RM)
Died of illness
Jan. 8, 1947
Beachcroft, Douglas J.
Able Seaman
Died of illness
*
Sank Japanese escort Amakusa and crashed into sea. Posthumously awarded
Victoria Cross.

MID= Mentioned in Despatches
RNNAS= Royal Netherlands Naval Aviation Service



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