The lucky few who survived the sinking of HMS Hollyhock

  • Mr Frederick Lawrence Harris

  • Henry Whitehall (Stoker C/KX 91913) See certificates below (with thanks to Martin Cole).

 
  • Mr 'Tugboat' Wilson

  • Ernest Lundie Able Seaman(?)

  • Mr V.A. (Tommo) Thompson (Wireless Operator)

  • A.B. Leonard Bert Rollinson (SSX 29736)

  • Telegraphist 'Jock' Campbell

  • Leading Seaman Townsend

  • Sick Berth Attendant Eric Norman Danby, C/MX 80424 . He was pulled out of the sea unconscious.  He came to back in hospital in Tricomalee with severe concussion, including memory loss.  He did regain much of his lost memory, but not about the sinking. Also served on HMS Bluebell & HMS Pursuer. He was also on the beach at Dunkirk as part of a small RN medical contingent landed to assist in the evacuation. "Mentioned in Dispatches" in 1946 ( info curtesy of Malcom Perks 2019 ).

  • Leading Seaman Brian Fawcett (mentioned in Despatches for his actions—below)

 
  • Sub Lt G B Humby

  • Sub Lt Dudley Ian Caithness Knott

  • Albert Henry Chambers (ASDIC operator)