HDML 1009

Anderson Rigden & Perkins, Whitstable 29/3/41

Known Crew

  • Skipper J Parkinson RNR DSM 103rd ML Flotilla HDML 1009 13/6/44 Operation Neptune – Invasion of Normandy
  • TSkipper W Leiper RNR 103rd ML Flotilla HMS Forte (Falmouth) Commanding Officer HDML 1009 23/6/42
  • TSkipper J E Bywater RNR Skipper 1/12/43 Commanding Officer HDML 1009 11/44
  • Skipper E Rogers RNR Skipper 1/1/43 103rd ML Flotilla HMS Forte (Falmouth) HDML 1009
  • LSea William Charles Arthur LT/JX222341 103rd ML Flotilla Based at Falmouth HDML 1009. Died 23/10/1942, aged 33, aboard HMS Paris of an illness. Son of John James Nicholas Arthur and Eleanor Arthur; husband of Lottie Arthur, of Newquay. Buried in Newquay (St. Columb Minor) Cemetery Uncons. Grave 184
  • Sea Henry Francis Riley LT/JX241701 103rd ML Flotilla Based at Falmouth HDML 1009. Died 15/04/1942. Cause Unknown. Son of Julia Riley, of Brighton. Buried in Brighton and Preston Cemetery Sec. C. Grave 515
  • Ord Donald Hitchen LT/JX 300662 died by drowning on Wednesday 15/04/1942, aged 19. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hitchen, of Hall Green. Buried in Crigglestone Cemetery, Nr Wakefield Yorkshire Grave 37

Wartime Activities

  • 1/7/41 103rd ML Flotilla –┬áBased at Falmouth on completion – ML 1009, ML 1013, ML 1025, ML 1027, ML 1033, ML 1034, ML 1035 and ML 1053. Mostly at Plymouth
  • 1/1/42 103rd ML Flotilla – ML 1013, ML 1027, ML 1033, ML 1053, all at Falmouth, ML 1009, ML 1025, ML 1034 and ML 1035 are based in Plymouth
  • 6/44 Operation Neptune – Invasion of Normandy, 103rd ML Flotilla – Plymouth during Assault Phase – ML 1009, ML 1013, ML 1021, ML 1025, ML 1027, ML 1033, ML 1034, ML 1035

Post War History

  • 9/45 War Department = TC1009
  • Sold = Cynthia Dawn
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