Landing Craft Flak 37

The Landing Craft Flak (LCF) was a conversion of the LCT that was intended to give anti-aircraft support to the landing. They were first used in the Dieppe Raid early in 1942. The ramp was welded shut, and a deck built on top of the Tank deck. They were equipped with several light anti-aircraft guns—a typical fitting was eight 20 mm Oerlikons and four QF 2 pdr "pom-poms" and had a crew of 60. On British examples, the operation of the craft was the responsibility of RN crew and the guns were manned by Royal Marines. They carried two naval officers and two marine officers.

Name: Barlett, Frank William George

Rank: Marine

Age:21

No.CH/X 109104

Unit:

Missing since: 01-11-1944

Next of Kin:Husband of Evelyn Barlett.

Son of Frank and Voilet May Barlett

 

Chatham Naval Memorial Panel: 79-1

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in Vlissingen/Walcheren area.


Name: Cave, Cyril John

Rank: Sergeant

Age:25

No.CH/X 2157

Unit:Royal Marines

Missing since: 01-11-1944

Next of Kin:Husband of Caroline Lilian Cave, of Allbrook, Hampshire.

Son of Mrs C.E. Cave

 

Chatham Naval Memorial Panel: 79-1

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in Vlissingen/Walcheren area.


Name: Cox, Albert George

Rank: Marine

Age:21

No.CH/X 109152

Unit:

Missing since: 01-11-1944

Next of Kin:Son of George and Bassey Cox, of Hursley, Hampshire.

 

Portsmouth Memorial Panel: 87-3

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in Vlissingen/Walcheren area.

 


Name: Dixon, Peter Rutter

Rank: Marine

Age:3``1

No.CH/X 107062

Unit:

Missing since: 01-11-1944

Next of Kin:Son of Eugenie Dixon, of Crookhill, Co Durham.

 

Chatham Memorial Panel: 79-2

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in Vlissingen/Walcheren area.

 

 


Name: Fullerton, Robert Denis

Rank: Marine

Age:20

No.CH/X 113217

Unit:

Missing since: 01-11-1944

Next of Kin:Son of William A and Eva A. Fullerton, of Fishergate, Sussex.

 

Portsmouth Memorial Panel: 87-3

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in Vlissingen/Walcheren area.

 

 


Name: Hall, Richard

Rank: Corporal

Age:21

No.PLY/X 106589

Unit:Royal Marine

Missing since: 01-11-1944

Next of Kin:Husband of Susan Runicman Hall, of Coupland, Northumberland.

Son of Richard and Sarah Hall.

 

Plymouth Memorial Panel: 92-1

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in Vlissingen/Walcheren area.

 


Name: Honey, Charles William

Rank: Marine

Age:27

No.PLY/X 107131

Unit:

Missing since: 01-11-1944

Next of Kin:Son of James George and Eva Kate honey, of Westminster, London.

 

Chatham Memorial Panel: 79-2

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in Vlissingen/Walcheren area.


Name: Murray, Tim

Rank: Able Seaman

Age:19

No.P/JX 107131

Unit:

Missing since: 01-11-1944

Next of Kin:Son of Denis and Mary Ellen Murray, of Moss side, Manchester.

 

Portsmouth Memorial Panel: 82-3

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in Vlissingen/Walcheren area.

 


Name: Powell, Edard Roy

Rank: Marine

Age:20

No.CH/X 19041

Unit:

Missing since: 01-11-1944

Next of Kin:Son of Thomas B and Ellen D Powell, of Leagrave, Bedfordshire.

 

Chatham Memorial Panel: 79-2

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in Vlissingen/Walcheren area.


Name: Selfridge, Robert

Rank: Marine

Age:

No.PO/X 108312

Unit:

Missing since: 01-11-1944

Next of Kin:

 

Portsmouth Memorial Panel: 87-3

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in Vlissingen/Walcheren area.

 


Name: Simmonds, Ernest Richard

Rank: Marine

Age:

No.PO/X 110748

Unit:

Missing since: 01-11-1944

Next of Kin:

 

Portsmouth Memorial Panel: 87-3

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in Vlissingen/Walcheren area.

 

 


Name: Taylor, Frank

Rank: Corporal

Age:

No.CH/X 104335

Unit:

Missing since: 01-11-1944

Next of Kin: Son of Fred and Martha Taylor, of Farnborough, Kent

 

Chatham Memorial Panel:79-1

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in Vlissingen/Walcheren area.


Name: Whittaker, William

Rank: Marine

Age:20

No.PLY/X 108019

Unit:

Missing since: 01-11-1944

Next of Kin: Son of George and Emily Whittaker, of Stockport, Cheshire.

 

Plymouth Memorial Panel:92-2

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in Vlissingen/Walcheren area.

Name: Brewster, Peter Albert

Rank: Marine

Age:19

No.CH/X 112900

Unit:

Missing since: 01-11-1944

Next of Kin:Son of Albert John and Ruby Valentine Brewster, of Hove, Sussex.

 

Chatham Naval Memorial Panel: 79-1

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in Vlissingen/Walcheren area.


Name: Chambers, George

Rank: Marine

Age:27

No.CH/X 107065

Unit:

Missing since: 01-11-1944

Next of Kin:Son of William and Mary Chambers, of westport, Co Mayo, Republic of Ireland.

 

Chatham Naval Memorial Panel: 79-1

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in Vlissingen/Walcheren area.


Name: Crabtree, William

Rank: Marine

Age:

No.CH/X 112368

Unit:

Missing since: 01-11-1944

Next of Kin:Son of Percy and Harrier Crabtree

 

Portsmouth Memorial Panel: 87-2

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in Vlissingen/Walcheren area.

 


Name: Driver, Alexander William Richard

Rank: Marine

Age:22

No.CH/X 110940

Unit:

Missing since: 01-11-1944

Next of Kin:Son of William Alexander and Annie Driver, Croxley Green, Hertfordshire.

 

Chatham Memorial Panel: 79-2

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in Vlissingen/Walcheren area.


Name: Gilson, John William

Rank: Marine

Age:21

No.CH/X 109252

Unit:

Missing since: 01-11-1944

Next of Kin:Husband of Marjorie Elsie Gilson, of Bridlington, Yorkshire.

Son of John William and Edith Gilson.

 

Chatham Memorial Panel: 79-2

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in Vlissingen/Walcheren area.

 


Name: Harman, Athol Ambrose Cornell

Rank: Sub-Lieutenant

Age:25

No.

Unit:Royal Navy

Missing since: 01-11-1944

Next of Kin:Husband of Madge Harman, of Hastings, Sussex.

Son of Rachel Elizabeth Harman.

 

Chatham Memorial Panel: 79-3

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in Vlissingen/Walcheren area.

 

 


Name: McPhail, Stewart William

Rank: Marine

Age:21

No.PO/X 109132

Unit:

Missing since: 01-11-1944

Next of Kin:Son of William and Isabella McPhail, of Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire.

 

Portsmouth Memorial Panel: 87-3

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in Vlissingen/Walcheren area.


Name: Nayler, Frank Alfred

Rank: Corporal

Age:19

No.CH/X 109530

Unit:Royal Marine

Missing since: 01-11-1944

Next of Kin:Son of Charles Arthur and Phyllis Dorothy Nayler, of Colchester, Essex.

 

Chatham Memorial Panel: 79-1

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in Vlissingen/Walcheren area.


Name: Rolfe, Cyril Henry

Rank: Signalman

Age:18

No.P/JX 576893

Unit:Royal Navy

Missing since: 01-11-1944

Next of Kin:Son of Benjamin and May Rolfe, of Hammersmith, London.

 

Portsmouth Memorial Panel: 84-2

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in Vlissingen/Walcheren area.


Name: Sharp, Norman Ernest

Rank: Marine

Age:19

No.PO/X 117905

Unit:

Missing since: 01-11-1944

Next of Kin:Son of Ernest S and Gladys H Sharp, of Eastbourne, Sussex.

 

Portsmouth Memorial Panel: 87-3

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in Vlissingen/Walcheren area.


Name: Smith-Leage, Donald Alfred

Rank: Lieutenant

Age:20

No.

Unit:

Missing since: 01-11-1944

Next of Kin:

 

Chatham Memorial Panel: 79-1

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in Vlissingen/Walcheren area.

 

 


Name: Taylor, Frank

Rank: Marine

Age:20

No.PLY/X 109477

Unit:

Missing since: 01-11-1944

Next of Kin: Son of Frand and Elizabeth Taylor of Belfast, Northern Ireland.

 

Plymouth Memorial Panel:92-2

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in Vlissingen/Walcheren area.


Name: Whyte, William Russell

Rank: Corporal

Age:40

No.PO/X 104433

Unit:Royal Marine

Missing since: 01-11-1944

Next of Kin: Husband of Jean Ella Kennedy Whute, of Glasgow.

Son of Andrew Kerr and Jean Murphy Whyte.

 

Portsmouth Memorial Panel:87-2

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in Vlissingen/Walcheren area.

Name: Browning, Andrew

Rank: Marine

Age:

No.CH/X 109065

Unit:

Missing since: 01-11-1944

Next of Kin:

 

Chatham Naval Memorial Panel: 79-1

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in Vlissingen/Walcheren area.

 


Name: Coley, Robert Henry

Rank: Marine

Age:

No.CH/X 112212

Unit:

Missing since: 01-11-1944

Next of Kin:

 

Portsmouth Memorial Panel: 87-3

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in Vlissingen/Walcheren area.

 

 


Name: Curtis, Kenneth William

Rank: Marine

Age:21

No.CH/X 109048

Unit:

Missing since: 01-11-1944

Next of Kin:Son of William Isaac Curtis and Mary Ann Curtis, of Gravesend, Kent.

 

Chatham Memorial Panel: 79-1

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in Vlissingen/Walcheren area.


Name: Eglin, William

Rank: Wireman

Age:32

No.D/MX 104191

Unit:

Missing since: 01-11-1944

Next of Kin:Husband of Alice Eglin, of Preston.

Son of George Neilson and Mary Eglin, of Preston, Lancashire.

 

Plymouth Memorial Panel: 91-1

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in Vlissingen/Walcheren area.


Name: Grimwade, Fredrick William

Rank: Able Seaman

Age:20

No.D/JX 422876

Unit:

Missing since: 01-11-1944

Next of Kin:Son of Emily Grimwade, of Chelmsford, Essex.

Son of George Neilson and Mary Eglin, of Preston, Lancashire.

 

Plymouth Memorial Panel: 86-2

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in Vlissingen/Walcheren area.


Name: Harry, Cephas Nicholas

Rank: Telegraphist

Age:19

No.P/JX 501362

Unit:Royal Navy

Missing since: 01-11-1944

Next of Kin:Son of Robert and Emmeine Florence Harry, of Launceston, Cornwall.

 

 

Portsmouth Memorial Panel: 84-3

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in Vlissingen/Walcheren area.

 


Name: McWilliams, Charles

Rank: Marine

Age:

No.PO/X 109133

Unit:

Missing since: 01-11-1944

Next of Kin:

 

 

Portsmouth Memorial Panel: 87-3

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in Vlissingen/Walcheren area.

 


Name: Parratt, Dennis Gilbert

Rank: Wireman

Age:19

No.D/MX 567178

Unit:Royal Navy

Missing since: 01-11-1944

Next of Kin:Son of Gilbert Reginald and Clara Parratt, of Bristol.

 

 

Plymouth Memorial Panel: 91-1

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in Vlissingen/Walcheren area.


Name: Schofield, Thomas

Rank: Marine

Age:

No.DPLY/X 108960

Unit:

Missing since: 01-11-1944

Next of Kin:

 

 

Plymouth Memorial Panel: 92-2

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in Vlissingen/Walcheren area.


Name: Simmonds, Ernest Richard

Rank: Marine

Age:

No.PO/X 110748

Unit:

Missing since: 01-11-1944

Next of Kin:

 

 

Portsmouth Memorial Panel: 87-3

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in Vlissingen/Walcheren area.


Name: Smith, James

Rank: Sick Berth Attendant

Age: 20

No.P/MX 109605

Unit:Royal Navy

Missing since: 01-11-1944

Next of Kin:Son of James and Agnes Smith, of Bolton, Lancashire.

 

 

Portsmouth Memorial Panel: 87-1

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in Vlissingen/Walcheren area.


Name: Thorneley, Ernest

Rank: Marine

Age: 20

No.CH/X 108813

Unit:

Missing since: 01-11-1944

Next of Kin:Son of Nevin and Alice Thorneley, of Uppermill, Lancashire.

 

Chatham Memorial Panel: 79-2

 

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in Vlissingen/Walcheren area.