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HMS Forfar (F 30)

British Armed Merchant Cruiser



HMS Forfar under her former name Montrose. Photo courtesy of State Library of New South Wales

This is a listing of people associated with this ship.
We also have a detailed page on the British Armed Merchant Cruiser HMS Forfar (F 30).

Aboard HMS Forfar (F 30) when hit on 2 Dec 1940

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NameAgeRankServed on
Adams, John William Raymond, RNR20Sub-LieutenantHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Aitken, James, NAP28Assistant StewardHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Allden, William Joseph, RN22SignalmanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Antrobus, Robert, RNR46LieutenantHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Arnot, Reginald George, RNR42CommanderHMS Forfar (F 30)
Ascroft, William, RNRLieutenantHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Ashcroft, Harold, NAPAssistant EngineerHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Ashlee, Edward William, RN43Petty OfficerHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Badcock, Edward Charles, RN23Able SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Bamber, Charles Harold, RNR48Lieutenant Commander (E)HMS Forfar (F 30) +
Barnes, John, NAP51GreaserHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Barre, James Gordon, RNVR23Sub-Lieutenant (E)HMS Forfar (F 30) +
Bath, Frederick Percy, RN32Able SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Beecham, Ernest Arthur, NAPAssistant EngineerHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Begg, Jack William, RN25Able SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Bell, Albert Thelus Farlam, RN22Ordnance Artificer 4th ClassHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Bell, Reginald Patterson, RNOrdinary SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Bell, William Harold, RN57GunnerHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Bennett, James, NAP31Assistant StewardHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Bennie, Allan, NAP28TrimmerHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Blanchfield, John, RN22Ordinary SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Bolton, Walter George, RFR42Able SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Boulton, Thomas, NAP27Carpenter's MateHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Bowen, John, NAP37StewardHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Boyd, William Newell, NAP36Third ElectricianHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Bree, Sidney Robert, RNRWarrant BoatswainHMS Forfar (F 30)
Brindle, Ben Harold, RNVR25Surgeon LieutenantHMS Forfar (F 30)
Brinston, Gordon, RN28Able SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Brown, Charles Edmund, RN21Ordinary SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Brown, Edward Bernard, NAP39Officer's StewardHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Brown, William Sherwood, RNChief Petty OfficerHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Bunker, James, RNVR44Chief Petty OfficerHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Burke, John Edward, RNOrdinary SignalmanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Burkitt, Leonard Henry, RNVR20Able SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Byrd, Ronald Clifford, RNVRSub-Lieutenant (E)HMS Forfar (F 30) +
Cadden, Charles Leo, NAP36GreaserHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Campbell, Archibald Freebairn, RNR56Lieutenant CommanderHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Carson, William, NAP19TrimmerHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Catton, Edward Albert, RFR31Able SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Christon, James, NAP26Assistant EngineerHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Chrystie, John James, RNR57Lieutenant (E)HMS Forfar (F 30) +
Churchill, Thomas, RN26Able SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Coleman, William Henry, NAAFI25Canteen ManagerHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Collins, William Russell, NAP51Second ElectricianHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Connolly, John Marif, RN23Able SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Crocker, William Charles, RN21Able SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Davies, John Birtwell, RNR49Lieutenant Commander (E)HMS Forfar (F 30) +
Dearing, John, RFR36Able SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Deighton, George David, RNOrdinary SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Dewart, James, NAP30TrimmerHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Dickson, Douglas, RNOrdinary SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Donnelly, Leo Joseph, RNAble SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Earley, James Peter, RN21Ordinary SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Evans, William, NAP59StorekeeperHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Everett, Albert Henry, RFRAble SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Farrell, William Joseph, RNAble SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Ferguson, Albert, RFRAble SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Fiddaman, Charles Richard, RFR40Able SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Finnigan, Thomas, NAP29Second CookHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Franklin, Cubert William, RN43Chief Petty OfficerHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Fraser, Charles Hugh, NAP20Radio CadetHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Gamman, Charles, RNRLeading SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Garland, John, NAPGreaserHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Gilbody, George, NAP61StewardHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Gillott, John Albert Charles, RFR39Able SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Goldstraw, Joseph Harold, RN22Ordinary SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Graham, Henry Walter, NAP33Assistant EngineerHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Grout, Geoffrey Donald, RN21Ordinary SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Haldenby, Peter Frederick, RNOrdinary SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Hannan, James Keenan, NAP28GreaserHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Hardy, Norman Arthur Cyril, RN45CaptainHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Harries, Walter William, RN47Chief Petty OfficerHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Hartley, Leslie David, RNVR22Able SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Hawkins, Richard John, RFR35Able SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Hawksworth, George Edward, NAP34Assistant ButcherHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Haywood, Joseph, RN21Able SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Henderson, Archibald Hunter, NAP30Assistant EngineerHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Hendry, Thomas, NAP23GreaserHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Hewitt, Albert, RNChief Petty OfficerHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Hickey, John, NAP32ScullionHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Hobbs, Harry Richard, RNVR20Able SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Hobby, Frederick Joseph, RNR53Lieutenant Commander (E)HMS Forfar (F 30) +
Hodgson, Edmund Allen, NAP58Assistant CookHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Holiday, John, RNR58Lieutenant (E)HMS Forfar (F 30) +
Howard, Frederick Ernest, RN22Ordinary SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Hudson, Harold, RNR42Lieutenant CommanderHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Irwin, William, NAPSecond BakerHMS Forfar (F 30)
Jeffries, Paul, NAP44Chief CookHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Jennings, Robert Harry, RN19Able SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Johnston, Frederick, RFRAble SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Jones, Charles Cunningham, RNR58Commander (E)HMS Forfar (F 30) +
Jones, David, NAPCarpenterHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Jordon, Horace Frederick, RFR34Able SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Kearns, John, NAP30GreaserHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Keating, John Thomas, RNVRAble SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Kelly, Peter, RNAble SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Kenworthy, James Henry Newton, RNR39Lieutenant CommanderHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Kerr, Allen, NAPJunior OfficerHMS Forfar (F 30)
King, David, NAPStewardHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Ladley, George, RNR56Lieutenant SkipperHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Lawrence, Dennis Ernest, RN18Ordinary SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Lewis, David Glyndwr, RN22Ordinary SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Little, James, NAP40PantrymanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Long, Isaac Alexander, NAP32Assistant CookHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Lynn, William, NAPGreaserHMS Forfar (F 30) +
MacDonald, Donald, RNR35SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
MacDonald, Hugh, RNRSeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Macdonald, John Murdo, RNR39SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Maciver, John, NAP31TrimmerHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Mackay, David Ronald, NAP20CadetHMS Forfar (F 30) +
MacLeod, John, RNR21SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
MacLeod, Malcolm, RNR32SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
MacLeod, Norman, RNRSeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Mahon, Denis, NAP21GreaserHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Major, Edward James John, RNR22Lieutenant (S)HMS Forfar (F 30) +
Martindale, George Robert, RFR32Able SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Mayo, Robert William, RNVR21Sub-Lieutenant (E)HMS Forfar (F 30) +
McFarlane, George, NAPAssistant StewardHMS Forfar (F 30) +
McGee, Patrick, NAP45Assistant StewardHMS Forfar (F 30) +
McGinlay, James Wilson, NAPAssistant CookHMS Forfar (F 30) +
McInnes, Angus, NAP36Lamp TrimmerHMS Forfar (F 30) +
McIntyre, Robert Gardner, RNRLieutenant Commander (E)HMS Forfar (F 30) +
McKenzie, John, NAP63Assistant StewardHMS Forfar (F 30) +
McLeod, Roy, RNVR21Ordinary SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
McPhail, John George, RNR37Leading SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Mein, James, NAPSecond Radio OfficerHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Metcalfe, Stanley, RNVR20Able SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Mills, Walter Thomas, RFR40Able SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Murphy, Patrick, NAPAssistant CookHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Narraway, Victor Edward, RFR36Able SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Nicholls, Leslie Douglas, RNOrdinary SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
O'Brien, Maurice Francis, RN19Able SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
O'Hagan, Michael, NAP37GreaserHMS Forfar (F 30) +
O'Hanlon, Thomas, NAP17TrimmerHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Oakman, Joseph Cecil, RFR38Able SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Olley, Alfred George, RNVRSignalmanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Patience, Donald, RNR34SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Penney, Cyril Hedley, RN24Able SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Pilling, John, NAP28Third Radio OfficerHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Porteous, James, RNR56Sub-Lieutenant (E)HMS Forfar (F 30) +
Prangnell, Douglas, RNVR20Able SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Reilly, James, NAP22TrimmerHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Reilly, John, RNR58Sub-Lieutenant (E)HMS Forfar (F 30) +
Richardson, Robert Henry, NAP30Assistant StorekeeperHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Rimmer, Richard, NAP55Engine Room StorekeeperHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Ryce, Angus, NAPFiremanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Sanft, William Albert Roy, RNVR21Able SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Shaw, Alexander, NAP25Assistant StewardHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Shierson, Francis Robert, NAP43Carpenter's MateHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Smith, Edward Albert, RNVR25Able SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Smith, Ernest, RNVR21Able SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Smith, James Buchan Fraser, RNRTemporary MidshipmanHMS Forfar (F 30)
Smith, Richard William, RNVR27Able SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Smith, Thomas, RNVR23Sub-Lieutenant (E)HMS Forfar (F 30) +
Smith, Wilfred James, RN51Petty OfficerHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Smith, William John, NAP54Carpenter's MateHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Tancock, Frederick William, RFRAble SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Terrell, Bernard Weeks, RN52Leading SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Tevenan, Ernest, RNVR20Able SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Thelwell, Sidney, NAP37StewardHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Thompson, William James, RFRLeading SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Torrance, Frederick Norman, RNVR26Able SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Tosdevin, Frederick Gordon, RNRSeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Wallace, David, NAP25FiremanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Wallace, Robert, NAP23GreaserHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Warren, Harold Gervase, NAP53First Radio OfficerHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Watt, Donald MacPherson, NAP23FiremanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Watts, Frederick, NAP58Second CookHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Webb, William John, RNYeoman of SignalsHMS Forfar (F 30) +
West, Haydn Peter, RNVR25Able SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Whittle, William, NAP30Hospital AttendantHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Willis, Gilbert John, RN49Petty OfficerHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Wilson, Joseph Patrick, NAP26FiremanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Womphrey, Robert Roger, NAP52Fourth EngineerHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Wrigley, Edward, NAP28Carpenter's MateHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Yeo, Donald, RN21Ordinary SeamanHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Young, Arthur William, NAPWriterHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Young, Edwin Gordon, RNOrdinary CoderHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Young, Ernest John, NAP52Chief StewardHMS Forfar (F 30) +
Young, John Moore, NAP23TrimmerHMS Forfar (F 30) +

180 persons found.

Served on indicates the ships we have listed for the person, some were stationed on multiple ships hit by U-boats.

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