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BELL Gordon, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX.302132: ML 267 (age 19)

BENNETT Alexander Leslie, Petty Officer Motor Mechanic, C/MX.77401: ML 306

BENNETT Ernest William, Able Seaman, P/JX.172853: HMS Campbeltown (MiD)

BERRY William Henry, Leading Stoker, P/KX.92564: HMS Campbeltown

BIEBUYCK R, Stoker(11), P/KX.133302: ML 443

BOOTH Henry Percival, Chief Petty Officer, RNZN, NZD.673: HMS Campbeltown (age 32)

BOSSWARD H, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX.286390: ML 341

BOSWELL Harold A, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX.223503: MGB 314

BOTT Harold Edward, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX.276923: HMS Campbeltown (MiD) (age 20)

BOURNE Mr. James, NAAFI (Canteen Manager): HMS Campbeltown (MiD)

BOWMAN Douglas Frank, Able Seaman, P/JX.167793: HMS Campbeltown (age 23)

BOWYER Daniel, Telegraphist, P/JX.155912: MTB 74 (age 20)

BOYD Thomas Wilson (‘Tom’), Lieutenant, RNVR: ML 160 (DSO)

BRACEWELL Harry, Motor Mechanic, C/MX.77574: ML 443 (DSM)

BRADY Patrick J, Leading Seaman, RANVR, P/MV.37: ML 443 (DSM)

BREARLEY George, Able Seaman, C/JX.214729: ML 457 (age 21)

BRENTON William C, Leading Stoker, P/KX.91674: HMS Campbeltown (age 23)

BRIAULT Douglas Lewis, Lieutenant, RNVR: ML 341

BROOKER William George Leslie (‘Bill’), Sub-Lieutenant, RNVR: MGB 314

BROOME David, Stoker(1), C/KX.120120: ML 447 (age 19)

BROWN Fred, Stoker(11), D/KX.135701: ML 270

BROWN John, Able Seaman, P/JX.274917: ML 177 (age 21)

BRUCE Hugh McPhail, Acting Petty Officer, C/JX.134760: ML 192

BRYANT Roy, Ordinary Cook, P/LX.25256: HMS Campbeltown

BURD Thomas G, Able Seaman, C/J.114368: ML 192

BURKIMSHER Charles William Stewart, Ordinary Telegraphist, D/JX.236971: ML 270

Lt Tom Boyd DSO

Tom, whose family ran a deep-sea trawling business in Hull, was one of the most experienced of the Motor Launch captains. Instead of carrying troops, his job was to give help and support where necessary, which he did, under constant enemy fire, by locating and engaging German shore positions.

Towards the conclusion of the action he came upon the blazing ML 447 and, placing his own ML between the stricken ship and the guns on and around the Old Mole, he maintained his position alongside until all of ML 447's surviving crew and Commandos were taken safely on board.

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