Mother was engaged to someone on the Hermes

July 24, 2011

I have just found your site with pictures of the Hermes around 1931. (Photos of aircraft and HMS Hermes, the first aircraft carrier built for the Royal Navy)

I have a few photos of The Hermes and one of Colonel and Anne Lindburgh. My mother was engaged to someone on the Hermes and I have been trying to find out his name. However I only have his initials which I am sure is not a lot of help. They are HFM.

Is any of this of interest to you?

Ann Shreeves


Here is a list of casualties with names ending in M when HMS Hermes was sunk:

MACKENZIE, Laughlin W, Signalman, D/JX 156678, MPK

MACRAE, Archibald, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX 264128, MPK

MANN, Joseph H D L, Stoker Petty Officer, D/KX 75288, MPK

MARTIN, Charles H, Lieutenant Commander (E), MPK

MARTIN, Frederick W, Musician, RMB/2724, MPK

MARTIN, Gerald F, Telegraphist, C/JX 163753, MPK

MCCARTHY, Simon, Stoker Petty Officer, D/K 15981, MPK

MCCRAW, James, Signal Boy, P/JX 180622, MPK

MCLACHLAN, William A, Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK

MCLEAN, Gilbert P, Able Seaman, C/JX 195607, MPK

MCMILLEN, John, Air Mechanic (L) 1c, FAA/SFX 967, MPK

MCNAMARA, James M, Surgeon Commander DOW

MERRYWEATHER, John H, Ty/Act/Leading Seaman, D/JX 153749, MPK

MOORE, Alfred, Seaman, RNR, D/X 18007 A, MPK

MORGAN, John C, Air Mechanic (E) 1c, FAA/SFX 780, MPK

MORGAN, Richard, Ty/Petty Officer Cook, D/MX 49912, MPK

MORRIS, Frederick L, Ty/Act/Leading Seaman, D/J 74070, MPK

MURRAY, Kenneth L, Able Seaman, D/JX

So your Mother's fiance was not amongst those killed.

Best wishes,


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