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HMS Holcombe (L 56)

British destroyer



Photo from Imperial War Museum (IWM), FL-13926

This is a listing of people associated with this ship.
We also have a detailed page on the British destroyer HMS Holcombe (L 56).

Personnel associated with this vessel

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NameAgeRankServed on
Adams, George, RN27Petty Officer Stoker HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Alder, Peter, RN19Ordinary Seaman HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Allsopp, Harry John Jeanes, RN29Petty Officer Cook (S) HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Anderton, Thomas Richard, RN32Able Seaman HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Archibald, James Richard, RN20Able Seaman HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Atherton, John, RN33Petty Officer Air Fitter HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Avent, Henry, RN30Able Seaman HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Barron, Herbert Cecil David, RNEngine Room Artificer 5th Class HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Beckett, Ronald, RN20Able Seaman HMS Holcombe (L 56)
Bell, George Albert, RN21Ordinary Seaman HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Blackie, Charles Edward, RNStoker 1st Class HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Blunt, Austin Kenneth, RNAble Seaman HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Boundy, Alfred Francis, RN24Leading Steward HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Brodie, Denis Peter, RN23Petty Officer HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Bullman, Joseph, RN21Able Seaman HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Campbell, Donald Richardson, RN21Leading Seaman HMS Holcombe (L 56)
Conlon, Stephen, RNLeading Seaman HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Cooper, Edgar Gordon, RNPetty Officer Telegraphist HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Cowburgh, William, RNStoker 1st Class HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Cox, Stanley, RN23Able Seaman HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Craig, Thomas Henry, RN20Able Seaman HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Currie, John Porter, RNWireman HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Davies, Charles Edward, RN42Able Seaman HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Davis, Richard Geoffrey, RNAble Seaman HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Deacon, George E., RN23Able Seaman HMS Holcombe (L 56)
Du Feu, Reginald John, RN31Petty Officer Stoker HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Duffield, David, RN27Able Seaman HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Dumbleton, Frank, RN23Able Seaman HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Egan, Peter Joseph, RN21Leading Seaman HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Ellis, Leslie Arthur, RN30Chief Engine Room Artificer HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Fox, Charles, RN19Able Seaman HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Fuller, Frederick Charles, RN20Able Seaman HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Gallop, Charles Reginald, RN31Leading Seaman HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Gayfer, John Abba, RNAble Seaman HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Gibson, Albert Edward, RNAble Seaman HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Graves, Frank Maclear, RNLieutenant HMS Holcombe (L 56)
Habberfield, Frederick Henry, RN48Canteen Manager HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Hamilton, James Paul Allan, RN28Petty Officer Stoker HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Hansell, Percival Austin John, RN21Engine Room Artificer 4th Class HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Harris, Anthony George, RN39Petty Officer HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Harvey, Robert James, RN24Leading Seaman HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Kellaway, Victor Edward, RN42Chief Stoker HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Loughlin, Hugh, RN21Stoker 1st Class HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Mackay, Alexander, RN24Able Seaman HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Macleod, Donald, RN20Wireman HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Malkin, John William, RNAble Seaman HMS Holcombe (L 56)
Maunder, Hubert, RN38Warrant Engineer HMS Holcombe (L 56)
McDonough, Michael Joseph, RN21Stoker 1st Class HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
McLerie, Ronald John, RN23Electrical Mechanic 5th Class HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Mills, Maurice James, RN34Petty Officer HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Morgan, Milton Henry, RN25Leading Seaman HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Murphy, James, RN29Able Seaman HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Nelson, Harold Luke, RNPetty Officer HMS Holcombe (L 56)
Newton, David Lloyd, RN26Petty Officer Cook (S) HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Olby, Derek Morley, RNSignalman HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Owens, Arthur Frederick, RN30Stoker 1st Class HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Pagett, Ivor Henry, RNLeading Seaman HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Palmer, Eric Arthur, RNVR24Sub-Lieutenant HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Paris, Dennis, RN20Stoker 1st Class HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Peat, Albert Francis, RN39Petty Officer Stoker HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Pennicott, Henry George William, RN32Petty Officer Stoker HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Pitt, Henry Winchester, RNOrdinary Seaman HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Pledger, Frank William, RN27Able Seaman HMS Holcombe (L 56)
Ponsford, Robert Thomas, RNAble Seaman HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Richards, Jeremiah, RN20Canteen Assistant HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Sanger, Leslie Victor, RN18Stoker 2nd Class HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Saul, Herbert William, RN29Able Seaman HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Smith, Ernest Heywood, RNLeading Sick Berth Attendant HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Starr, Edward Fredrick, RN44Leading Seaman HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Stead, George Arthur, RN36Stoker 2nd Class HMS Holcombe (L 56)
Taylor, Percival, RN38Ordinary Seaman HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Thomas, George, RN42Able Seaman HMS Holcombe (L 56)
Thomas, Lewis Cyril, RN20Stoker 2nd Class HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Trent, Eric Walter, RNAble Seaman HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Tynski, Albert Edwin, RNSignalman HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Vick, Richard C F., RN21Able Seaman HMS Holcombe (L 56)
Warwick, William Joseph, RN25Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Waters, Joseph, RN23Leading Stoker HMS Holcombe (L 56)
Webb, Leslie Austin, RN40Petty Officer Stoker HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
West, Kenneth Hugh, RN21Lieutenant HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Whitehead, Stanley Joseph, RNAble Seaman HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Wilkinson, Thomas James, RN20Wireman HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Wood, Arthur William, RN33Supply Assistant HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Wood, Leslie Francis Waring, RN29Leading Wireman HMS Holcombe (L 56) +
Wright, Norman Stanley, RNOrdnance Artificer 4th Class HMS Holcombe (L 56) +

85 persons found.

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