HMT Lord Wakefield


The Lord Wakefield was an anti submarine trawler (Hull Trawler) which was lost on 29th July 1944 sunk by german aircraft off Omaha Beach, France 23 days after D Day. Loss of 34 crew. A recent tv programme (July 2014) showed a team doing a sonar survey of the normandy beaches and they identified over 500 different objects on the sea bed. Included in the images, and was dived on, is a sunken HM Trawler. This is marked, in error, as Dragon, a polish destroyer, it is definitely an HMT, pssible Lord Wakefield.

The Crew:

ALLAN, Sidney S, Cook, RNPS, LT/MX 100451, MPK 
BALLINGER, Brian, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 570118, killed 
BAXTER, John, Skipper, RNR, MPK 
BLACKMORE, Arthur E, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 383532, MPK 
BRAND, Frederick H, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 241199, MPK 
CARTER, Cyril L, Ordinary Signalman, RNPS, LT/JX 662225, MPK 
CHADWICK, Gilbert, Steward, RNPS, LT/LX 30624, MPK 
CHALMERS, Robert W, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 180332, MPK 
CRAIG, George, Ty/Skipper, RNR, MPK 
DEWICK, Royston R, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 534720, MPK 
DODD, Henry E, Skipper Lieutenant, RNR, MPK 
EDWARDS, Alfred, Leading Seaman (Pens), C/J 42225, MPK 
FAIRHURST, John, Able Seaman, P/JX 563427, MPK 
GOLDMAN, Harry, Leading Steward, RNPS, LT/LX 30087, MPK 
HEDLEY, Norman, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 403602, MPK 
HENDERSON, Alexander, 2nd Hand, RNR (PS), LT/X 7802 C, MPK 
JEPSON, Joseph H V, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 179498, MPK 
LARSON, Stanley H, Petty Officer Cook, RNPS, LT/MX 87244, MPK 
LYMAN, Gordon B, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 223321, MPK 
MORRISON, William, Chief Engineman, RNR (PS), LT/317 EU, MPK 
NAYLOR, John, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 207502, MPK 
PARKER, Thomas, Leading Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 218317, MPK 
PHEBY, Henry C, Ordinary Telegraphist, RNPS, LT/JX 359334, MPK 
RIDDELL, David, Ordinary Telegraphist, RNPS, LT/JX 404471, MPK 
RINGROSE, Alfred, Stoker 1c, RNPS, LT/KX 160934, MPK 
ROBERTSON, Edward, Stoker 1c, RNPS, LT/KX 115132, MPK 
SEDDON, Leslie, Able Seaman, P/JX 563423, MPK 
STONE, Thomas P, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 221597, MPK 
TAIT, George S, Engineman, RNPS, LT/KX 103140, MPK 
WATSON, Reginald D, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 406711, killed 
WELLS, Anthony, Ordinary Telegraphist, RNPS, LT/JX 325243, MPK 
WHAMOND, Alfred, Stoker, RNPS, LT/KX 114625, MPK 
WILLIAMSON, James S, Engineman, RNPS, LT/KX 108389, MPK 
WILSON, Harold, Skipper, RNR, MPK

this tells us he was son of Edward & Margaret Seddon of New Springs Lancashire