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 →

Davenport M. (Michael 'Dudley')holder501 200x150.fw

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

Bishop K. (Keith)holder501 200x150.fw

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

Trevalion P. (Peter)holder501 200x150.fw

I regret to inform you that branch member Lt Cdr RNR Peter Trevalion crossed the bar yesterday aged 88. Peter served from 1952 to 1962 on Astute, Anchorite, Aeneas and Alaric.
The funeral service is at 10:00 on Friday 28th July at South Oxfordshire Crematorium, Garford, Abington. OX13 5PA. Family flowers only but donations to the Submariners Association in lieu.

Submitted by:
Keith Bishop Dolphin Branch

| July 2017

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

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