HMS Queen Mary Survivors

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There were 20 survivors on HMS Queen Mary when it was sunk on 31st May 1916.

  1. HMS Petard picked up PO Ernest Francis, according to his report.
  2. One despatch stated that "Eighteen of her officers and men were subsequently picked up by "Laurel".
  3. A signal stated "It is understood that four Midshipmen and 13 men were picked up by Laurel".
  4. Midshipman Dearden and AB Sherwood were picked up by the Germans and became prisoners of war.
  5. Midshipman Durrant died of wounds on 6th June.
  6. It is unclear whether Stoker Edwards was picked up by "Laurel' or by a Geman U-Boat [see his story]. Records would indicate that there were only 2 POWs.


  1. Able Seaman Albert Henry Brend (invalided 5.3.24),
  2. Stoker 1st Class Albert Bower Clark (invalided 7.2.17 fracture Rt Tibia & Fibula),
  3. Able Seaman Ernest Cunnah (slightly wounded left RN 11.6.27 time expired),
  4. Midshipman Peregrine Robert Dearden (PoW),
  5. Midshipman Humphrey Mercer Lancelot Durrant (died of wounds 6/6/16),
  6. Stoker Royal Naval Reserve Albert Edwards (details unclear),
  7. Petty Officer Stanley Forster Ford (pensioned 1.12.22),
  8. Petty Officer Ernest Benjamin Frances (invalided Haslar 27/2/19),
  9. Acting Leading Stoker Herbert Ernest Hughes (Left RN 2.9.24),
  10. Ordinary Seaman John Hutchinson (deserted 6.10.19),
  11. Midshipman John Hugh Lhoyd-Owen ( ),
  12. Leading Stoker George William Manners (pensioned 21.11.26),
  13. Boy 1st Class Thomas Chales May (invalided 18.3.17 severely wounded),
  14. Able Seaman Frederick William Meads (invalided 27.1.22),
  15. Leading Stoker Albert Ralph (invalided 11.8.19),
  16. Able Seaman Alfred Thomas Sherwood (PoW),
  17. Stoker 1st Class Frank Smith (invalided Haslar 9.7.24)
  18. Midshipman Jocelyn Latham Storey (placed on retired list as Captain 8.1.49),
  19. Stoker Petty Officer Marshall William Taylor (pensioned 19.7.22),
  20. Midshipman Voltelin St. John Van Der Byl (invalided 15.1.19 disease of eyes)


Name and link to page Rank/Rate
Brend, Albert Henry Able Seaman
Clark, Albert Bower Stoker 1st Class
Cunnah, Ernest Able Seaman
Dearden, Peregrine Robert Midshipman
Durrant, Humphrey Mercer Lancelot Midshipman
Edwards, Albert Stoker Royal Naval Reserve
Francis, Ernest Benjamin Petty Officer
Ford, Stanley Forster Petty Officer
Hughes, Herbert Ernest Acting Leading Stoker
Hutchinson, John Ordinary Seaman
Lhoyd-Owen, John Hugh Midshipman
Manners, George William Leading Stoker
May, Thomas Charles Boy 1st Class
Meads, Frederick William Able Seaman
Ralph, Albert Leading Stoker
Sherwood, Alfred Thomas Able Seaman
Smith, Frank Stoker 1st Class
Storey, Jocelyn Latham Midshipman
Taylor, Marshall William Stoker Petty Officer
Van Der Byl, Voltelin St John Midshipman