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HMS King George V.



20th Aug 1941 Escort


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Those known to have sailed in

HMS King George V.

during the Second World War 1939-1945.

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Able.Sea. Reginald Victor Harrison HMS Manchester

My father, Reginald Harrison, now deceased, served on HMS Manchester and was in a North African prisoner of war camp. He spoke very little of this time but we understand they were treated badly. He did not talk very much about his service. He also served on HMS King George V. but we have little information.

Barbara Hopkins



PMR Mid. Ronald Walter Harris HMS Nigeria

My father, Ron Harris, served on HMS Nelson(1940-1941), King George V(1941) and Nigeria(1941-1943). The only thing he really mentioned about the war was the sweetheart he left behind in Charleston, Carolina!

I guess a lot of what they saw wasn't that pleasant. He did say how guilty he felt as he was the only midshipman in his gun turret to have survived one bombardment. I have a photo of Ron in Murmansk on Ski's with 6 shipmates maybe his shipmates families might be able to identify them for me!

Madeleine Treloar



PO. Russell Simpson HMS Europa

Russell Simpson

Sadly My Dad Russell Simpson from Lynemouth, Northumberland passed away in October 2014 aged 95 years. We have just found his RN diary .... no-one knew it was there. He was in the Royal Naval he joined HMS Royal Arthur in Skegness.

He then went onto HMS Europa and HMS Lady Shirley, and HMS Fairy Knowles at Tobermory (Note there was no HMS Fairy Knowles and this may have been a colloquial term for being absent at a hospital.) In 1941, he had a accident at the dock and went to hospital in Killearn and then onto The Cottage hospital in Oban. He was there for a long duration learning to walk again. Dad was the only seaman who was off on leave due to his injury when The Lady Shirley got torpedoed off Gibraltar on the 11th December 1941 and the men on board were captured and some lost at sea. He often said somethings were meant to be! He then joined HMT Helier2, an anti-submarine search vessel, at Milford Haven. Dad describes his job in the diary as in The Atlantic escorting ships and destroyers in rough sea and missing mines. He went to Australia and Tasmania and returned from Australia on The King George.

Anne Routledge



Ldg.Tel. David Ballard HMS Windsor

David Ballard served in the Royal Navy in both WW1 and WW2 and his story up to his discharge in 1939 has been related in the WW1 section. David was recalled to the Navy in 1939 and, on 3rd November, found himself aboard HMS Windsor, a destroyer. During Operation Dynamo, HMS Windsor sailed many times to France, Belgium and Holland, bringing back to England over 4,000 troops and the Dutch Government before receiving a direct hit from a bomb and subsequently being sent to Liverpool for a refit.

In May 1941, David was aboard the battleship King George V, sister-ship of the Prince of Wales, when both participated in the search for, and sinking of the Bismarck. He then spent six months at Signal School before receiving a posting to a Dutch submarine escort vessel, the Jan Van Gelder. In 1945, David was 46 years of age and finished his war aboard a submarine depot ship.

David completed his 31 years in the Royal Navy in September 1945, as a Leading Telegraphist with three Good Conduct Stripes, 1914-15 Star, War Medal 1914-18, Victory Medal, 1939-45 Star, Atlantic Star, War Medal 1939-45 and the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.

Brian Ballard







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