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Please check here for all current updates and news (from 1st May 2010).

   
   
   
   
   
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15.11.20 Mark Hardy, family member of P.O.SUPPLY FREDERICK WILLIAM STAPLES has kind sent a photo and additional information.
10.11.20 Remembering my uncle Ordinary Seaman THOMAS CUSACK and his 158 shipmates that were lost this day Tuesday 10th November 1942. R.I.P.
31.10.20 A photo of Petty Officer JAMES ARTHUR RICHARD ELEY has been uploaded. Many thanks to Scott Eley and Dick's daughter Janet for their help.
30.10.20 It is with great sadness that I must report the passing of Odinary Seaman DONALD COOK. As far as I am aware he was the last living survivor of HMS MARTIN. Don Crossed the Bar 1/1/2019. RIP SHIPMATE.
27.10.20 Alan and Clare Spicer have kindly a photo and additional information on Leading Seaman THOMAS ALEXANDER KENNY.
19.10.20 Ronnie Grant, family member of Ordinary Seaman JOHN BERRY BALFOUR has kindly sent a photo and additional information which has now been uoloaded.
18.10.20 Today we have uploaded photographs and information regarding the following crew members: LT KAVANAGH, A/B CHARLES RAMON MIRFIN, A/B HERBERT SHOEBRIDGE, E.R.A. 4TH CLASS THOMAS BENJAMIN POWELL, C.E.R.A. BERTRAM RYAN, A/B HAROLD VICTOR SONES, P.O. STOKER PHILIP ROY CLEMENT TAYLOR and LEADING STOKER ALBERT GEORGE WOODARD. My thanks to all the relatives who kindly donated these photos and information.
10.11.17 Remembering the crew of HMS Martin on this the 75th anniversary of her loss. Always in our thoughts. God Bless.
01.05.17 On this day 75 years ago HMS PUNJABI was tragically lost along with 49 of her crew. Her survivors were rescued by the other escorts including HMS MARTIN and HMS MARNE.
   
   
11.02.17 Christopher Harrison, nephew of Leading Seaman ERIC LEONARD HOSKINS DSM has been in contact and kindly supplied a photo and additional information which has now been installed.
11.02.17 Martin Hitch, son of Able Seaman DENNIS GEORGE HITCH has kindly sent a photo and additional information which has now been installed.
26.09.16 Remembering my uncle Ordinary Seaman Thomas Cusack on this his 92nd birthday. We will always remember you. God Bless.
10.11.15 Remembering the crew of HMS Martin who were lost on this day Tuesday 10th November 1942. God bless you all.
10.10.15 Michael Taylor, nephew of Able Seaman JOSEPH TAYLOR has kindly sent a photograph and additional information, which has now been uploaded.
19.02.14 Ben Marshall, nephew of Leading Seaman BENJAMIN MARSHALL, has kindly given permission to upload information regarding his family.
08.10.14 It is with great sadness that I report the passing of ALBERT HARRY BATCHFORD ex Ordinary Seaman HMS Martin. Harry crossed the bar 6th October 2014.
26.09.14 Remembering my uncle Ordinary Seaman THOMAS CUSACK on this his 90th birthday. Always in our thoughts. God Bless.
12.02.14 A photo and additional information of Ordinary Seaman BENJAMIN BERRESFORD has now been installed. Many thanks to Susan Martin and Peter Johnston- Berresford for their help.
26.09.13 Remembering my uncle Ordinary Seaman THOMAS CUSACK on this his birthday. Always in our thoughts - God Bless.
15.08.13 A new photo of Sub.Lt. (E) KENNETH McARTHUR GILBERT RCNVR has been installed. Many thanks to his sons Bruce and Douglas for their help.
12.08.13 A photo of Paymaster Sub. Lt. HAROLD PETER GEORGE BELL has been installed. Many thanks to his son Nigel.
28.07.13 Roy and Valerie Mercer have kindly sent a photo of their uncle Able Seaman ANDREW DEWAR GRAHAME which has now been installed.
21.05.13 A photo and additional information of Petty Officer ALBERT WALTER EVERETT has now been installed. Many thanks to Shirley and Chris Moulsley.
03.03.13 Karen Phelps, daughter of Electrical Artificer NORMAN LEE has kindly sent a photo and additional informaion which has been installed.
10.02.13 A photo and additional information of Petty Officer CLIFFORD MYERS has now been installed. Many thanks to his daughter Anne.
07.02.13 It is with great sadness that I report the passing of TOM BARNES ex Ordinary Seaman HMS Martin. Tom crossed the bar 4th February 2013.
03.02.13 It is with regret that today I learnt of the passing of GEORGE DANCE ex Cook (O) HMS Martin. George crossed the bar 8th April 2012.
13.01.13 Margaret Williams, niece of Able Seaman IAN ARTHUR DENNIS HEWSON has kindly sent a photo and additional information which has now been installed.
19.12.12 David Yates, son of Lt.Cdr.(E) TERENCE BIRLEY YATES has kindly sent a photo and additional information which has now been installed.
24.11.12 Randy Blackwood, Great Nephew of Able Seaman HENRY O'NEIL has kindly sent a photo and additional information which has now been installed.
10.11.12 70 years ago today HMS Martin was lost along with 159 of her crew. We will remember them.
18.10.12 A photograph and additional information of Chief Petty Officer WILLIAM ERNEST WARREN has now been installed. Many thanks to his daughters Shan and Cara.
09.10.12 Steve Rulton, Great Nephew of Telegraphist GEORGE HENRY RADFORD has kindly sent a photo and additional information which has now been installed.
20.09.12 Linda Wraight, Niece of Leading Stoker ALFRED WOOD has kindly sent a photo and additional information which has now been installed.
11.09.12 A photo and additional information of Ordinary Seaman LEONARD ERNEST RODMAN has now been installed. Many thanks to Tony and Pauline Edwards for their help.
11.05.12 Julie Willis, Granddaughter of Leading Seaman JOHN SAMUEL FITZGERALD has kindly sent a photo and additional information that has been installed.
21.04.12 A photo of Able Seaman RONALD THOMAS CRANE has now been installed. Many thanks to the Waghorn family.
20.03.12 A photo of Sub.Lt. (E) KENNETH McARTHUR GILBERT has now been installed. Many thanks to J.N.Houterman.
22.02.12 Karen Dickeson, great niece of Able Seaman DAVID ROBERTS has kindly sent a photo and additional information which has now been installed.
22.02.12 Philip Ingham, nephew of Ordinary Seaman ROBERT WILLIAM CURTIS has kindly sent a photo which has now been installed.
15.02.12 Christopher Woods, grandson of Stoker Petty Officer ROBERT LIONEL WOODS has kindly sent a photo and additional information which has now been installed. Thanks also to Jonathan Woods.
14.01.12 The memoir of Leading Telegrapher JOHN HENRY BRITTON has now been installed on this the 20th anniversary of his passing.
10.11.11 Remembering HMS MARTIN and the 159 of her crew lost this day 10th November 1942. Always in our thoughts . God Bless you all.
31.10.11 It is with great regret that I have been notified of the passing of NORMAN NEWTON ex Signalman HMS Martin, NORMAN crossed the bar on the 12th October 2011.
12.10.11 Dudley Harris, nephew of Leading Seaman GEORGE WILLIAM KING has kindly sent a photo and additional information which has now been installed.
10.10.11 Clive Bashford, family of Leading Seaman EDWARD CHARLES UTTON has kindly sent a photo which has now been installed.
01.10.11 Albert Witham, brother of Leading Seaman CHARLES JAMES WITHAM has kindly sent a photo and additional information. Thanks also to Mrs Lucy Witham for her kindness.
26.09.11 Remembering my uncle Ordinary Seaman THOMAS CUSACK on this his birthday. Always in our thoughts, God Bless.
16.09.11 Margaret Warren, niece of Able Seaman GEORGE MELVIN HENRY has kindly sent a photo of her uncle which has now been installed.
07.09.11 Linda Stokoe, family of Stoker 1st Class JOHN EDWARD GOLDSMITH has kindly sent some photographs, one of which has been installed.
31.08.11 A photo of Sub-Lt. TREVOR HUGHES BAYLEY has now been installed. Many thanks to his sister Nancy.
31.08.11 Chris Plaice, son of Yeoman HARRY PLAICE has kindly sent additional information that has now been installed.
22.07.11 Janice Bracey, niece of Able Seaman RONALD FREDERICK WOOD has kindly sent a photo and additional information which has now been installed,
13.07.11 A photo of Chief Petty Officer ARTHUR MONTAGUE REEDER has now been installed, thanks to his grandson Stephen Ball.
21.05.11 A photo and additional information on Able Seaman THOMAS EDWARD WAUD has now been installed. Many thanks to Stewart McLoughlin and the Waud family.
19.05.11 Lyn Blake, niece of Stoker 1st Class JOSEPH EDWARD SHEAN has been in contact with a photo and additional information. Thanks also to Jan O'Connell, niece of Joseph for her help.
09.04.11 Jan & Alan Leishman family of Steward LESLIE STANLEY WILLIAM LEISHMAN have kindly sent additional information and photos which have now been installed.
31.03.11 Warwick Broad, grandson of O.A. 4th Class ERNEST WILLIAM VAIL has been in contact and has kindly sent several photos of his Grandfather, one of which has been installed.
28.03.11 Gloria Young, daughter of Able Seaman GEORGE THOMAS NYE has kindly forwarded a photo and additional information which has now been installed.
27.03.11 Irene Currier, niece of Ordinary Seaman JOHN NOWILL has kindly sent a photo of John which has now been installed. Thanks also to John's sister Annie.
14.03.11 James Welch, son of E.R.A. JAMES WILLIAM WELCH has kindly sent a photo and additional information which has now been installed.
08.03.11. George Sear brother of Ordinary Seaman LEONARD SEAR has been in contact and has sent a photo of his brother and additional family information.
04.03.11 A photo of Leading Radio Mechanic LESLIE CLARE has been installed with additional information kindly forwarded by Alison Homewood, family member.
03.03.11 Patricia Wison family of Cook (S) JACK SAYERS has kindly sent a clearer photo of her uncle along with some additional information.
03.03.11 Moira Walker daughter of Ordinary Signalman GEORGE RICHARD PARKER has kindly sent a photo and additional information which has now been installed.
03.03.11 Family of Stoker 1st Class LEONARD STANLEY SCHEURER have sent a photo and additional information. Many thanks to Christine Ellis and Victor Morley
01.03.11 Sue Darwin family of Leading Stoker MORRIS DAVISON has kindly sent a photo and additional information which has been installed.
19.02.11 Steve Meale has sent more information on Petty Officer ERIC S GURNEY which has been installed.
02.02.11 Family members of Able Seaman HAROLD BIRKETT LOWNES DSM have kindly sent a newspaper clipping and additional information which has now been installed.
31.01.11 A photo of Leading Stoker WILLIAM ARTHUR THOMAS ANDERSON has been installed thanks to his nephew James Barber.
30.01.11 The DSM awarded to Able Seaman HAROLD BIRKETT LOWNES has been acknowledged on his ID page.
30.01.11 A photo of Leading Seaman FREDERICK BUCKINGHAM has been kindly sent by his Great Granddaughter Joanne Payne. The photo along with additional information has been installed.
13.01.11 James-David Burnett, nephew of Ordinary Seaman GEORGE HEATLIE has kindly sent some photos of his Uncle, one of which has been installed.
28.12.10 Fred Hands, nephew of Ordinary Seaman STANLEY ARTHUR HANDS has found a photo of his Uncle Arthur dated January 1942. This new photo has been installed.
28.12.10 Steve Meale, family of Petty Officer ERIC S GURNEY has sent a photo which has now been installed on his ID page.
01.12.10 Jill Barnett Daughter of Ordinary Seaman FREDERICK JAMES BETTIS has kindly sent a photo of her Father which has been installed on his ID page.
19.11.10 Kim Wyatt, Granddaughter of Petty Officer ALFRED EDLAND has sent a photo and additional information which has now been installed.
15.11.10 Yesterday I attended the Remembrance Parade in London. Once again I marched with my old ship mates from HMS ANDROMEDA. Despite the weather, once again it was a very moving and wonderful experience. To see all the old servicemen and women marching proudly in remembrance of their fallen comrades was something to remember and cherish.
11.11.10 Nick Maslin family of Canteen Manager JOSEPH ARTHUR HEMINGWAY has kindly sent a photo and additional information which has now been installed.
10.11.10 REMEMBERING ALL THOSE WHO WERE LOST ON THIS DAY 68 YEARS AGO. ALWAYS IN OUR THOUGHTS. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
04.10.10 David Van Der Steen son of Able Seaman THOMAS HENRY VANDERSTEEN has been in contact and has forwarded additional information and some photos of his father, one of which has been installed on his ID Page.
26.09.10 David Barnes, son of O/Seaman TOM BARNES has kindly sent a photo of his father taken in 1942 which has now been installed.
26.09.10 Remembering my uncle O/Seaman THOMAS CUSACK on this his birthday. Always in our thoughts, God Bless.
16.09.10 Alan Lissamore, family of Able Seaman WALTER ERNEST EAGLING has kindly sent photos and additional information which has now been uploaded.
13.09.10 Will Swift nephew of O/Seaman WILLIAM THOMAS BENNETT has sent a dedication and permission to install the photo of of his uncle from the training class at HMS Ganges.
12.09.10 The family of O/Seaman GEORGE ARTHUR BRAY have been in contact and forwarded a photo and information which has been uploaded.
19.08.10 Tom Barnes identified O/Seaman JOHN EKSDALE ARTHUR from his HMS Ganges training class photo. John's photo has now been installed on his ID page.
18.08.10 Made a trip to Bury, Lancashire yesterday to view the HMS Martin file at the Museum and Art Gallery to see if there was any other information which would be of interest. Alas all they had was already available to us 'Martinites'. Also met Henry Watson for the fist time and enjoyed a chat over coffee. On the way back I popped in to meet two of the survivors, Tom Barnes and Harry Batchford. Charming gentlemen, both with a great sense of humour, it was a real pleasure to meet them. - Tom.
14.08.10 Amanda Briggs family member of O/Seaman RONALD WILSON has kindly sent a photo and additional information.
12.08.10 Paul Britton Grandson of Leading Telegrapher JOHN HENRY BRITTON has been in contact and has kindly supplied a photo and additional information for our website.
10.08.10 Christine Clark, niece of O/Seaman DAVID HAMILTON has sent a photo and additional information which has now been installed on his ID page.
09.08.10 Christopher Roberts, family member of A/B FREDERICK SIDNEY CLUTTON has kindly sent a photo of his Great Uncle Freddie.
29.07.10 Amy Martin, family member of A/B EDWARD HAROLD PEACOCK has been working very hard on our behalf and today sent a photo of Edward and additional information.
04.07.10 Percy Wraight, son of L/Seaman GEORGE THOMAS JAMES WRAIGHT has been in contact through our website. Percy has kindly emailed a photo and information regarding his father.
29.05.10 Discovered that Alan Laflain, son of A/B B.E.LAFLAIN is practically a neighbour. Alan has kindly supplied a photo and additional family information which has now been installed on his Fathers ID page.
24.05.10 A photo of WILLIAM ALFRED GOODBODY in the rig has been sent by John Nixon via one of A/B Goodbody's sons, date unknown.
13.05.10 John Nixon has kindly sent a photo of WILLIAM ALFRED GOODBODY.
08.05.10 One of the photos kindly sent by Jennifer Watson contained three lads from the 'Martin'. Thanks to Tom Barnes and Harry Batchford all have been identified. They are: JACK HUNTER - LESLIE ARMITAGE - JOHN A. AMPHLETT.
03.05.10 Jennifer Watson, daughter of Leslie Armitage has been in touch. She sent new photos of Leslie one of which I have installed as the permanent photo on his ID page.
02.05.10 Contacted Bill Greenwell who kindly sent me a new photo of W.H.G.BOWMER. This photo was probably taken around 1939.
01.05.10
Additional information from the Iley family added to the ID page of F.L.Iley.
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