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 →

David Barr
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It is with deep regret that I must inform you that David (Dave) Burr has 'Crossed the Bar', he's suffered from heart problems for a good few years and was fitted with a pacemaker, he didn't feel too well overnight Thursday 23rd November and sadly passed away 17.00 ish Friday 24th November, He leaves a wife Liz and two grown-up children, Nicholas and Grant, He left the Navy as a PO Officer's Steward, service number D090449R. It is the wishes of the family that NO WREATHS, NO STANDARDS and only FAMILY FLOWERS (low key affair) if you so wish to make a donation instead, the chosen charity that has been given is the British Heart Foundation chosen especially for all their help given to Dave over the years. Molly Pins would be gratefully received and worn with pride by the NOK, the address to send them to is as follows: Flat 14, Trafalgar Quarters, Park Row, Greenwich Village, London, SE10 9NL. Details of the Service: Monday 11th December at 15.15, Eltham Crematorium, Crownwood Way, Eltham, SE9 2AZ Tel No 0208 8921 6700.
Submitted by:
Billy Dobson
Via We Remember Submariners

| November 2017

David Hopkins
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It is my sad duty to report that the funeral of the late David Hopkins will be at:

Church Service Wednesday 18th 09:30
St James Porchester
Marshall Hill Drive

Carlton Cemetery Wednesday 18th 10:30
41 Allwood Dr, 
NG4 3EH 

Submitted by:
Paul Ellis
Nottingham Branch Secretary
Submariners Association

| October 2017

John Hunter
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It is my sad duty to report the funeral of John Hunter will take place on TUESDAY, 3rd OCTOBER.
The Funeral arrangements are:
A Service at 1300 at Johns home address:
90, Knockview Drive,
BT62 2BL
At 1330 moving off for a 1400 Service at:
St. Matthew's Parish Church, Scarva, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, BT63 6LS
On leaving Tandragee on the road to SCARVA the church on the hill is approached by a lane which starts immediately to the west of the Presbyterian Church on Legananny Road in SCARVA.
There is parking to the rear of the church.
Submitted by:
Chris Batten (Northen Ireland)

| October 2017

Charles Hollands
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Its my sad duty to report that the late Charles Hollands funeral service is set to take place at 1200 hrs, on Friday 20th. October 2017 at Bobbin Crematorium, Isle of Sheppey, Kent.

Submitted by:
Derek Grant (Medway Towns)

| September 2017

Bill Vowden
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Its my sad duty to report that the late Bill Vowdens funeral service is set to take place in Minster Abbey, Isle of Sheppey, Kent at 1100 hrs. on Thursday 5th. October 2017.

Submitted by:
Derek Grant (Medway Towns)

| September 2017

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The funeral of the late Kevin Watts Tucker will be held at the Portchester Crematorium on Tuesday the 26th of September at 1345 . The Wake will be in the RNA Gosport at 1500

Submitted by:
Fez Parker

| September 2017

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The funeral of the late John Graham (Ben) Wheeler will take place on Friday 22nd September at 11 am at St Mary's Church in Dalton in Furness, Cumbria.

Afterwards he will be laid to rest at St Peter's in Askam - which will be family only attendance.

The wake will held at The Crofters, Roose, Barrow in Furness after the service.

Submitted by:
Barrie K Downer
Vice Chairman & Secretary
Barrow in Furness Submariners Association

| September 2017

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After sadly passing away on the 18th August 2017, the funeral for the late John Peter Hamblett will take place at Portchester Crematorium, Fareham, PO16 8NE, on Friday 8th September at 1430. There will be a wake at "The Crofton" pub in Fareham, PO14 3QF from 1530 onwards. Family, friends and fellow ex-submariners are welcome to attend. 

Please contact his daughter Lisa on or 07834233445 for informing of attendance. 

Donations are requested to be sent to the Rowan's Hospice.

Submitted by:
Darren Davies (John Hamblett's Son-in-law)

| September 2017

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It is my very sad duty to inform you that the funeral of the late CPO(Coxn)(SM) Ralph Lewis will take place at

St Edmunds of Canterbury
14 Melbourne Ave

The church service will be at 12pm on 6th September, followed by the cemetery at 1:15

The wake will be held in Fleetwood Rugby Club.  Melbourne Ave, Fleetwood FY7 8AY (TBC)

All Submariners are welcome along with Branch standards.

Submitted by:
Iain Mackenzie
Chairman Submarine Coxswains Association

| September 2017

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it is my very sad duty to inform you that the funeral of the late Michael 'Dudley' Davenport will take place at the Thorncliffe Crematorium in Barrow in Furness at 10:00 a.m. this coming - Friday 25th August 2017 and will be followed by a celebration of his life in the Hope & Anchor, Ulverston.

I know that this is very short notice but it is the only day that Dudley's sister - Mavis - can make it.  

Submitted by:
Barrie K Downer Vice Chairman & Secretary
Barrow in Furness Submariners Association

| August 2017

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it is my very sad duty to inform you that our Brother, Colleague and Membership Secretary of the SA Keith Bishop passed away in the small hours of the morning on the 1st August. His funeral will take place next Thursday 17th August, at 1300. The venue will be Wellingborough Crematorium 305 Doddington Road, Wellingborough, NN8 2NX. followed by a celebration of his life at Wellingborough Rugby Club, Cut Throat Lane, Great Doddington, Wellingborough, NN29 7TZ.

Branch standards are welcome, please could I ask that anyone wishing to attend please send a message to Nigel either by email on  or message 07427159476   

Submitted by:
Nigel Mellor Submariners Association Secretary

| August 2017

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