The Crew and Memorial Roll of HMS Mary Rose WWI


     Roll of Honour of HMS Mary Rose Crew   

(includes links for each man to the ‘livesofthefirstworldwar’ website, where the crew members are also remembered)

FOX, Charles Leonard, Lieutenant Commander Age 33

BAVIN, Anthony James, Lieutenant Age 23

CLEGHORN, William Howie, Engineer Lieutenant Commander Age 36

BARCLAY, Ivan Curror Christie, Ty/Surgeon Probationer, RNVR Age 22

PERKINS, Robert Ernest, Chief Petty Officer, 175303 (Ch) Age 39

MARKS, Richard, Petty Officer, 195449 (Ch) Age 35

BOLTON, Arthur Stanley, Petty Officer, 236901 (Ch) Age 27

MILLIGAN, Hamilton Herries, Officer’s Cook 2c, L 9804 (Ch) Age 27

CLISSOLD, Henry Joseph, Leading Cook’s Mate, M 193 (Ch) Age 28

TEEAR, Thomas Edward, Officers’ Steward 12c, L 7609 (Dev) Age 25

CAINS, John Reuben, Leading Signalman, J 18944 (Ch) Age 20

HANCOCK, Isaac, Gunner Age 42

MOIR, Archibald Douglas, Midshipman Age 17

POLWARTH, William, Chief Engine Room Artificer 4c, 270696 (Ch) Age 37

BROWN, Thomas, Engine Room Artificer 3c, M 3717 (Ch) Age 32

HEPWORTH, Joseph Arnold Leslie, Engine Room Artificer 4c, M 14881 (Ch) Age 23

COXON, Ernest William, Engine Room Artificer, RNR, EA 1693 Age 35

HAYWARD, William, Leading Telegraphist, J 14394 (Ch) Age 21

LEVER, Cyril Harry, Ordinary Telegraphist, J 39633 (Dev) Age 18

HEALDS, Frederick F, Leading Seaman, 178988 Age 38

LAINCHBURY, William, Leading Seaman, 225502 (Ch) Age 31

PATON, George Turner, Leading Seaman, 221513 (Ch) Age 30

CASEMAN, James Albert, Leading Seaman, 222145 (Ch) Age 32

DOVER, Henry Joseph, Ordinary Seaman, J 46578 (Ch) Age 21

DYMOND, Joseph C, Ordinary Seaman, J 46344 (Ch) Age 21

HOLDEN, Alfred, Ordinary Seaman, J 51186 (Po) Age 32

PREST, Alfred, Ordinary Seaman, J 63240 Age 38

SIMMONS, Robert, Ordinary Seaman, J 36290 (Po) Age 18

BLACKWOOD, William John, Able Seaman, 213650 (Ch) Age 35

BOWDEN, Henry George, Able Seaman, SS 6094 (Ch) Age 21

ELMER, Albert Charles, Able Seaman, J 20233 (Ch) Age 21

CARSE, Daniel Elliott, Able Seaman, RNVR, Tyneside Z 9276 Age 30

COLLETT, Frederick James, Able Seaman, J 46313 (Ch) Age 21

DANN, Leonard Edward, Able Seaman, J 26346 (Po) Age 20

CLARK, John, Able Seaman, 207167 (Po) Age 34

CLARKE, Alexander Alfred Cairo, Able Seaman, 199515 (Dev) Age 34

ASPLAND, William Bertie, Able Seaman, J 27492 (Ch) Age 19

AVERY, Henry, Able Seaman, J 31722 (Ch) Age 18

BELL, John Edward, Able Seaman, J 37754 (Dev) Age 20

BARRACLOUGH, Dennis Hammond, Able Seaman, RNVR, Tyneside Z 10400 Age 26

FRENCH, Albert Edward, Able Seaman, 234666 (Ch) Age 28

GILL, Cyril Bertram Leonard, Able Seaman, SS 3263 (Ch) Age 25

GLYN, Herbert Charles, Able Seaman, J 35641 (Ch) Age 20

GRANT, Charles Harry, Able Seaman, J 46342 (Ch) Age 21

GRIFFIN, Harry John, Able Seaman, SS 4551 (Ch) Age 22

HIBBLE, Douglas Charles, Able Seaman, J 27502 (Ch) Age 20

HOLEWELL, James J, Able Seaman, 224826 (Ch) Age 30

HOUSTON, Thomas, Able Seaman (RFR B 4430), 205531 (Ch) Age 33

JONES, William Richard, Able Seaman, RNVR, Wales Z 2828 Age 26

LOWE, Bertie B, Able Seaman, J 51704 (Ch) Age 20

MUGGLETON, Reginald Samuel, Able Seaman, J 16169 (Ch) Age 22

REED, Alfred, Able Seaman, 213434 (Ch) Age 31

PHILO, Charles John, Able Seaman, 150621 (Ch) Age 43

TOMS, Frederick James, Able Seaman, J 25702 (Dev) Age 21

RYAN, Edward, Christopher, Able Seaman, J 47790 (Ch) Age 29

SUGDEN, Thomas Edward, Able Seaman, 217373 (Ch) Age 32

SUMMERVILLE, Richard, Able Seaman, J 25733 (Ch) Age 19

SEDGE, William Alfred, Stoker Petty Officer, K 2977 (Ch) Age 28

CROWHURST, Archie Arthur, Stoker Petty Officer, K 8223 (Ch) Age 26

DUFFY, Alexander Thomas, Stoker Petty Officer, 310731 (Ch) Age 29

RICHARDS, John J, Stoker Petty Officer, 309587 (Ch) Age 30

SPENCER, Alfred Henry, Act/Stoker Petty Officer, 303869 (Ch) Age 32

INGRAM, John, Chief Stoker, 284222 (Ch) Age 40

ROBINSON, Alfred George, Leading Stoker, 307831 (Po) Age 31

HONEYSETT, Frederick John, Leading Stoker, K 8193 (Ch) Age 25

LUFF, Henry James, Leading Stoker, K 18123 (Po) Age 24

SMALLEY, Harry, Act/Leading Stoker, K 7481 (Ch) Age 26

BRIGHT, Albert Edward, Stoker 1c, K 15549 (Ch) Age 23

BOLTON, Thomas William, Stoker 1c, K 28799 (Ch) Age 29

CHAMBERS, Arthur John Askew, Stoker 1c, K 33586 (Po) Age 25

JANE, Sydney Edgar, Stoker 1c, K 26251 (Ch) Age 20

WALKER, Albert Ernest, Stoker 1c, K 28139 (Ch) Age 20

WARD, Charles Ernest, Stoker 1c, K 26128 (Ch) Age 20

WHITING, Arthur Sidney, Stoker 1c, K 26104 (Ch) Age 20

WOOSTER, Albert Edward, Stoker 1c, K 6995 (Ch) Age 29

O’NEILL, Harry John, Stoker 1c, K 27373 (Ch) Age 21

OGILVIE, Francis Hay, Stoker 1c, K 33760 (Po) Age 32

PAVITT, Frederick Benjamin, Stoker 1c, 280876 (Ch) Age 41

PERRY, Herbert James, Stoker 1c, SS 116079 (Ch) Age 21

CLARKE, Frederick William, Stoker 1c, 285574 (Ch) Age 41

HILLS, Henry John, Stoker 1c, K 28369 (Ch) Age 38

KING, Thomas John, Stoker 1c, K 29184 (Ch) Age 32

KNIGHT, Frederick Cyril, Stoker 1c, K 12028 (Ch) Age 22

FAIRWEATHER, Jack Ryan, Stoker 2c, K 40836 (Ch) Age 19

BASS, Henry William, Signalman, J. 20860. (Ch) Age 21

The Survivors

BAILEY, John Frederick, Ordinary Seaman

DEVERILL, Joseph William, Able Seaman

FREEMAN, John Richard Dudley, Sub-Lieut

GRUMMITT, Ernest William, Able Seaman

LOUGHRAN, Michael, Able Seaman

MARSH, Frederick William, Sub-Lieut

McLEOD, William, Able Seaman

SKIDMORE, James, Able Seaman

STEDMAN, David, Officer’s Cook 2nd Class

WEBB, Walter, Petty Officer


The Catalysts of my One-Name Study – Thomas Edward Teear

I joined the Guild of One-Names Studies in November 2012 after having attended a Maritime Seminar at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich which was being organised by the Guild and was open/as always to non-members. Thomas Edward Teear was the catalyst for my actions. Having found out about him in my own Family History research, that he was involved in a devastating attack in the North See during WWI involving a convoy of Merchant ships, HMS Mary Rose and HMS Strongbow and two German light cruisers SS Bremse and Brummer.

Finding there was little on the web about this, at the time. I was contacted by a lady in Canada Kristen Den Hartog (an author, who was doing some research for a new book she was working on as her grandmother’s brother was one of only 10 men who had survived the attack). So we joined forces and together with her sister Tracy Den Hartog Kasaboski, started to research the story and whole crew of HMS Mary Rose in order to find out as much as we could and make connections with Living family. This resulted in masses of data being collected and many contacts who were also interested in the story of HMS Mary Rose. In 2013 Kristen, Tracy and I met up at the National Archives in Kew, London to look at some official records in relation to the attack on the convoy.

I wanted to do ‘Something’ to remember the events of the 17th October 2017 in my own way and pay my respects to ALL the men who died in the attack by SS Bremse and Brummer.

For this reason, I started the HMS Mary Rose WW1 100th Anniversary project. The following pages are dedicated to the men of HMS Mary Rose

‘In Remembrance’ of their courage & ultimate sacrifice and will include information, stories and photo’s, on the immediate family of the crew members, links to the story, links to related websites and other projects (including the initiative by the Imperial War Museum ‘Livesofthefirstworldwar’)


HMS Mary Rose WW1 100th Anniversary Event Plans

This event is being organised to bring together relatives of the Crew who lost their lives fighting for their country and the survivors of the days events and to ‘Remember Them’ on this 100th anniversary.

The event will start on the 13th of October with a round trip by myself visiting the Naval memorials at Plymouth, Portsmouth and finishing at Chatham. In each case the event will start at 11am with a Roll Call of ALL the men who served on HMS Mary Rose, on this ill-fated mission, then the Wreath laying. Afterwards there will be Tea & Cake for the attendees of the event as a Thank You for attending.

(see links below for location details. If you clink on the map tab on the CWGC site, you will see how easy it is to find the memorial)

Plymouth Naval memorial

The following day, I will travel to Portsmouth where there will be a Wreath Laying on the 15th October 11am (as above)

Portsmouth Naval memorial:

Then I shall be travelling to Chatham for the 17th where the final Wreath Laying Event will take place at 11am (as previously).

Chatham Naval Memorial:

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The Crew and their Families

Researching the Crew

Over 5 years of researching the HMS Mary Rose crew, has resulted in a large amount of photo’s,records (including many of their Naval Records from the National Archives) documents and information for most of the crew members, using the information from these records I have been able to draw up Individual Reports for them. (these are in alphabetical order, so just scroll down and click on a surname that interests you and you will see their report)

Individual Report William Bertie Aspland

Individual Report Henry Avery

Individual Report Ivan Curror Christie Barclay

Individual Report for Dennis Hammond BARRACLOUGH

Individual Report Henry William Bass

Individual Report for Anthony James Bavin

Individual Report John Edward Bell

Individual Report William John Blackwood

Individual Report Arthur Stanley Bolton

Individual Report Thomas William Bolton

Individual Report Henry George Bowden

Individual Report Albert Edward Bright

Individual Report Thomas Brown

Individual Report John Reuben Cains

Individual Report Daniel Elliott Carss Carse

Individual Report for James Albert Caseman

Individual Report Arthur John Askew Chambers

Individual Report Alexander Alfred Cairo Clarke

Individual Report Frank Clarke

Individual Report Frederick William Clarke

Individual Report for William Howie Cleghorn

Individual Report Henry Joseph Clissold

Individual Report Frederick James Collett

Individual Report Ernest William Coxon

Individual Report Archie Arthur Crowhurst

Individual Report Leonard Edward Dann

Individual Report Henry Joseph Dover

Individual Report Alexander Thomas Duffy

Individual Report Joseph Dymond

Individual Report Albert Charles Elmer

Individual Report Jack Ryan Fairweather

Individual Report for Charles Leonard Fox

Individual Report Albert Edward French

Individual Report Cyril Bertram Leonard Gill

Individual Report Herbert Charles Glyn

Individual Report Charles Harry Grant

Individual Report Harry John Griffin

Individual Report for Isaac Hancock

Individual Report William Hayward

Individual Report Frederick Healds

Individual Report Joseph Arnold Leslie Hepworth

Individual Report Douglas Charles Hibble

Individual Report Henry John Hills

Individual Report Alfred Holden

Individual Report James Holewell

Individual Report Frederick John Honeysett

Individual Report for Thomas Houston

Individual Report John Ingram

Individual Report Sydney Edgar Jane

Individual Report for Richard Jones

Individual Report Frederick Charles Knight

Individual Report William Lainchbury

Individual Report Cyril Harry Lever

Individual Report Bertie Lowe

Individual Report Henry James Luff

Individual Report Cyril Harry Lever

Individual Report Richard Marks

Individual Report Hamilton Herries Milligan

Individual Report for Archibald Douglas Moir

Individual Report Reginald Sam Muggleton

Individual Report Francis Hay Ogilvie

Individual Report Harry John O’Neill

Individual Report George Turner Paton

Individual Report for Frederick Benjamin Pavitt

Individual Report for Robert Ernest Perkins

Individual Report Herbert James Perry

Individual Report Charles John PHILO

Individual Report William Polwarth

Individual Report Alfred Prest

Individual Report Alfred Reed

Individual Report John Richards

Individual Report Alfred George Robinson

Individual Report Edward Christopher Ryan

Individual Report William Alfred Sedge

Individual Report Robert Simmons

Individual Report Harry Smalley

Individual Report Alfred Henry Spencer

Individual Report Thomas Edward Sugden

Individual Report Richard Summerville

Individual Report Thomas Edward Teear

Individual Report Frederick James Toms

Individual Report Albert Ernest Walker

Individual Report Charles Ernest Ward

Individual Report Arthur Sidney Whiting

Individual Report Albert Edward Wooster

Memorial Places – Where to find a Crew Member’s memorial

 Most of the crew members names can be found recorded at Chatham, Portsmouth and Plymouth Naval Memorials, some are also recorded nearer to home. However 4 men are buried in Lerwick and in Fredrikstad, Norway. (if you click on the link below the places mentioned below you will find information about each place. A link next to a name will take you to another memorial where they are recorded)

Plymouth Naval Memorial – 29th July 1924

Bell, John Edward
Hancock, Isaac
Teear, Thomas Edward
Toms, Frederick James

Portsmouth Naval Memorial – 15th October 1924

Chambers, Arthur John Askew
Clark, John
Clarke Alexander Alfred Cairo
Dann, Leonard Edward
Lever, Cyril Harry
Luff, Henry James
Ogilvie, Francis Hay
Robinson, Alfred George
Simmons, Robert

Chatham Naval Memorial – 26th April 1924

Aspland, William Bertie Hibble, Douglas Charles
Avery, Henry Hills, Henry John
Barclay, Ivan Curror Christie Holewell, James J
Barraclough, Dennis Hammond Honeysett, Frederick John
Bass, Henry William Houston Thomas T
Bavin, Anthony James Ingram, John
Blackwood, William John Jane, Sydney Edgar
Bolton, Arthur Stanley King, Thomas John
Bolton, Thomas William Knight, Frederick Charles
Bowden, Henry George Lainchbury, William
Bright, Albert Edward Lowe, Bertie B
Brown, Thomas Marks, Richard
Cains, John Reuben Milligan, Hailton Harries
Carss/Carse Daniel Elliott Moir, Archibald Douglas
Caseman, James Albert Muggleton, Reginald Samuel
Clarke Frederick William O’Neill, Harry John
Cleghorn, William Howie Paton, George Turner
Clissold, Henry Joseph Pavitt, Frederick Benjamin
Collett, Frederick James Perkins, Robert Ernest
Coxon, Ernest William Perry, Herbert James
Crowhurst, Archie Arthur Philo, Charles John
Duffy, Alexander Thomas Polwarth, William
Dymond, Joseph C Prest, Alfred
Fairweather, Jack Ryan Reed, Alfred
Fox, Charles Leonard Richards, John J
French, Albert Edward Ryan, Edward Christopher
Gill, Cyril Bertram Leonard Sedge, William Alfred
Glyn, Herbert Charles Smalley, Harry
Grant, Charles Harry Spencer, Alfred Henry
Griffin, Harry John Sugden, Thomas Edward
Hayward, William Summerville, Richard R
Healds, Frederick F Walker, Albert Ernest
Hepworth, Joseph Arnold Leslie Whiting, Arthur Sidney
Wooster, Albert Edward

Fredrikstad, Norway

Holden, Alfred
Ward, Charles Ernest

Lerwick, Shetland

Dover, Henry Joseph
Elmer, Albert Charles