In memory of HMS Dunedin and her Men

Jarvis, Alan

Biographical Notes Joined 22nd August 1939. Left 13th October 1941 to join Freetown depot ship, HMS Edinburgh.

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Hunt, William

¬†William Hunt served in HMS Dunedin whilst she was part of the New Zealand station, from 10 May 1924 to 26 Jan 1925 and again from 29 May 1934¬†¬†to 8 June 1935. He had two brothers, George and Fred. The following is an extract of an e-mail from me (Stuart Gill) in June 2007 to Patricia Louden ¬†(n√©e Hunt), William Hunt’s daughter: I am guessing that your Dad was based…

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Hunt, Harry

Biographical Notes Joined February 1939 as a Boy from HMS Caledonia. In No 5 mess and became a torpedoman. Drafted in March 1941 as a Leading Seaman to HMS Latona. Survived sinking of Latona on 24th October 1941.

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Howard, Frederick

Biographical Notes Killed in Plymouth during an air raid, 20th March 1941. Buried in rubble of Royal Hotel.

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Hines, CC

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Hitchins, Ted

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Harris, Raymond

 Biographical Notes Served June 1939 until April 1941, when he was transferred to a hospital ship in Freetown with pleurisy. Served on Northern patrol and in Caribbean.

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Handley, T

 Biographical Notes Joined Dunedin from HMS Rodney in October 1940 as a Midshipman. Part of prize crew of captured French Vichy ship the Ville de Rouen in July 1941. Left Dunedin for HMS Vansittart 18th November 1941. Here’s how we marked his death, on the homepage of this website: Commander Thomas (Tommy) Handley It is with much regret and sorrow to report that Commander Thomas (Tommy) Handley, RN (Rtd) died, aged…

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Hall, Thomas W (RNVR)

Tucker Hall, son of Thomas Hall, wrote on 19 August 2009: I’m pretty sure the man standing back row, second from the right, is my father, Thomas W. Hall, RNVR.¬† He¬†served on the Dunedin as a¬†signalman¬†and was transferred to Admiralty House, Pembroke, Bermuda when the ship called here.¬† He met & then married my mother, Joyce Dallas,¬†on 20 August, 1942.¬† I don’t know that much about his war service (he would never talk of it) but I know that he¬†then served on a minesweeper in the Mediterranean (possibly named the “Acasta”) before being demob’ed in 1946 and returning to Bermuda, where he lived for the rest of his life.¬† He was a photographer of some local note for many years before his eyesight failed.¬† He died in 1992, age 72,…

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Fisher, H

Biographical Notes Served in Dunedin 1939 ‚Äď June 1940. Died in French Vichy hospital on island of Martinique, June 1940.

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Embury, C

¬†Biographical Notes Joined Oct 1938 from Boys Training ship Vincent; left April 1939 to join HMS Aurora. Photo taken Dec 1938, aged 16. Click here for Charles’ “Memories of a Boy Seaman” The entry below was made on 16 November 2003 on the BBC’s People’s War web site. ‘WW2 People’s War is an online archive of wartime memories contributed by members of the public and gathered by the BBC. The archive can be found at‘ On several occasions during world war 11 I am sure that I had a guardian angel. I joined the RN as a 15 year old boy seaman 1937. After complete initial training at HMS St. Vincent Gosport, my class was drafted to HMS Dunedin a 1918 Vintage cruiser. This was to complete our training…

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Drummond, Eric

 Biographical Notes Eric Arthur Drummond, served in the Royal Navy from May 1913 to December 1950 when he retired as Captain(E) on 23 December. For a short period, from 30 Apr 1937 to 22 Jun 1937, he served on HMS Dunedin as Commander(E). 

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