HDML 1234

Anderson Rigden & Perkins, Whitstable 19/10/42


Imperial War Museum

Known Crew

  • TLt Joseph Kenneth Glover RNVR TSLt HMS Forte IV for MLs 30/3/42 HMS St Christopher for MLs 15/6/42 TLt 13/8/42 Commanding Officer HDML 1234 14/1/44 – 7/45. Previously served in HMS Edinburgh (Cruiser), Born 28/4/15 and died in Cardiff, Glamorgan 07/2000
  • TSLt Richard Henry Beale RNVR TSLt 13/5/41 HMS Wildfire for MLs 24/6/41 HDML 1070 1/10/42 Based at HMS Orlando, Greenock HMS St Christopher 3rd ML Flotilla Based at HMS Gregale, Malta Commanding Officer ML 135 6/2/43 Operation Husky – Invasion of Sicily Commanding Officer HDML 1234 23/10/43 TLt 8/11/43 ML 135 For opening up the ports of Piraeus and Itea MID
  • LSea John Victor Robinson LT/JX 241460 HDML 1234. Died 01/03/1943, aged 25. Cause unknown. Son of George and Elizabeth Robinson, of South Shields, Co. Durham; husband of Isabella Robinson, of South Shields. Buried in Bone War Cemetery, Annaba
  • Sea John Charles Loader LT/JX323672Born 02/03/1923

Wartime Activities

  • Mediterranean
  • 10/7/43 Operation Husky Invasion of Sicily

Post War History

  • 1/46 For disposal at Gibraltar


Pictures courtesy of Diane Barker
(Daughter of Sea John Charles Loader)


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