Submariner Funerals

Submariner Funerals

'Crossing the Bar'

Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea,

But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.

"Twilight and the evening bell,
And after it the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark

For tho' from out our bourne
Of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my pilot face to face
When I have crossed the bar."

Alfred Lord Tennyson

'We Will Remember Them'
It is our sad duty to inform you that the following members are on "ETERNAL PATROL"


Funeral Details when received will be promulgated on this Website and remain so for two months. Please also check the In Memoriam →

Redhead B. (Don)holder501 200x150.fw

It is my sad duty to make you aware that Don Redhead, a member of the Resolution Association has set sail on his final patrol. I believe Don’s part of ship was the Navcentre and I got to know him when he worked for the local Water Company, however he found it difficult to settle into civilian life and he went back to sea serving with the RFA.

Don’s funeral is taking place at 14:00 on Thursday 18th May 2017, at Sunderland Crematorium, Chester Road, Sunderland SR2 7RS. Members of the Sunderland Branch of the SA will be attending with their standard.

Submitted by:
David [Charlie] Watts Sunderland Branch

| May 2017

Henderson B. (Bill)holder501 200x150.fw

I regret to advise you that Nottingham Branch Member Bill Henderson has Crossed the Bar. The funeral arrangements for Bill are, Thursday 18th May at the Methodist Church, Penrith, Cumbria, at 13.30 and afterwards at the Royal British Legion which is a very short walk away from the church. The Methodist church is at the junction of Wordsworth St. and Drovers Lane, not far from the town centre.

No flowers, donation to Royal British Legion or Help for Heroes.

Submitted by:
Paul Ellis Nottingham Branch Secretary

| May 2017

Simpson K. (Keith)holder501 200x150.fw

I regret to advise you that Tim (rattler) Morgan ex HMS Sealion crew has Crossed the Bar. His Funeral is at Porchester Crematorium on Wednesday 17 May at 14:30.

Submitted by:
Chris (Pedlar) Palmer

| May 2017

Rae J (Jim)holder501 200x150.fw

It is with the deepest regrets that I have to inform you that Jim Rae Scottish Branch Submariner has Crossed the Bar.
Funeral arrangements, Park Grove crematorium service at 11.30am on Tuesday the 16th of May 2017. It is near to Friockheim Douglas Muir Arbroath DD11 4UN. Refreshments after at Finnon Hotel Forfar DD8 3QD

Submitted by:

| May 2017

Simpson K. (Keith)holder501 200x150.fw

I regret to advise you that Peterborough Branch Member CPO(COXN) Keith Simpson crossed the Bar on Thursday 6th April 2017 Aged 88.
Keith served in Submarines from 1947-1958 on the following (Turpin, Selene, Sturdy ,Talent ,Ambush, Seraph, Thermoplyae)

Keith's Funeral is at 3pm Monday 24th April 2017 at Peterborough Crematorium.

Submitted by:
John Goldsmith Sec. Peterbourgh Branch S.A.

| April 2017

Peach H.J. (Henry John)holder501 200x150.fw

I am sad to have to report the passing of Henry John Peach 96 years old. Henry, called John by all who knew him was not a member of the S.A. but he served all throughout WW2, mostly in submarines.

It is known that he served as an LTO on Saracen, Seraph and Taurus, he was mentioned in dispatches for helping to defuse an unexplored German bomb in Belfast.

His Funeral is at St. Paul's Church, Newport, Isle of Wight on March 30th at 13:00.

Submitted by:
Brian Shipman, Sec. Vectis Branch S.A.

| March 2017

Short H (Hugh)holder501 200x150.fw

It is with regret that I have to inform you that Hugh Short has crossed the bar.

His funeral will take place at the Thorncliffe Crematorium in Barrow at 1345 on Wednesday 22nd March 2017.

Submitted by:
Barrie Downer

| March 2017

Williams J (John 'Bungy')holder501 200x150.fw

It is with regret that I have to inform you the CMEM John 'Bungy' Williams crossed the bar on Friday 3 March 17.

Bungy joined the RN in Feb 1972 and left after 25 years in 1997.

He started Naval life in General Service and served on HMS Blake, gathering multiple tattoos during a 5 day stop in Singapore including the stokers propellers on his derriere. He later served at HMS Inskip, Preston where he met his wife Sue.

Bungy completed his submarine training in 1976 at HMS Dolphin and joined HMS Revenge where he spent a few years and a few patrols. After an inboard stint and a few courses he served on HMS Resolution again for a few years and even more patrols. He left the submarine community in Faslane and moved to Wrexham to look after his mother who sadly passed a few years ago.

Bungy is now on his final patrol and at peace.

The funeral service will take place at Wrexham Crematorium, Pentre-Bychan Rd, Rhostyllen, Wrexham LL14 4EP on Weds 22 March 17 @ 1330.

The wake will at the Ramada Plaza Hotel, Ellice Way, Wrexham LL13 7YH from 1415 onwards

His wife Sue and 2 daughters Faye and Leona would like to welcome any one who may have known Bungy to both the funeral and the wake.

Submitted by:
Ian Leach MA, FCMI

| March 2017

Lt Cdr Higgins R.G. (Robert Gray) (Trapper)holder501 200x150.fw

Mrs Helga Higgins would like you to know that a Memorial Service for her late husband Robert, who was known at times as 'Trapper', will be held at St. Thomas's Cathedral, High Street, Old Portsmouth, on Monday, 20 March at 11.30 a.m., with a reception at the RNC & RAYC in Pembroke Rd, Old Portsmouth. Lt Cdr Higgins' father - Lt Cdr Henry G Higgins DSO - was also a submarine CO in WW1

Submitted by:
Paul Reidy

| March 2017

Bergius A (Adam) DSCholder501 200x150.fw

Funeral arrangements for Adam Bergius DSC which will take place on Saturday 18th March 2017 at 13.00 Hrs. at A'Cleit Church in Muesdale. The details of the Church and directions are attached here. The Family are delighted for the Submariners Association to attend, including our Standard Bearer.

Submitted by:
Brian Tate

| March 2017

Sullivan A (Arthur)holder501 200x150.fw

It is with deep regret to announce the death of CPO COXN Arthur Sullivan who crossed the bar last Thursday 23/02/2017, his funeral will be held at 11.00 on Monday 13th March at St Columbus church Scarborough.

Standards have been asked to attend.

Submitted by:
Alan Hayden

| March 2017

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