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LEANEY William Edward Frank, Leading Seaman, P/JX.131122: ML 262 (MiD)

LEECH John, Able Seaman, C/JX.172643: ML 267 (age 30)

LEGGATT Alfred Stanford, Sub-Lieutenant RNVR: ML 341

LIDDEL Charles Wilson, Able Seaman, C/JX.142792: MTB 74 (age 23)

LIDDICOAT Ernest, Stoker(11), D/KX.127420: ML 447

LITTLE Hugh Wilson, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX.286577: ML 192 (age 21)

LLOYD-DAVIES David, Lieutenant RCNVR: ML 267

LOCKE Wilfred Harry, Warrant Engineer, HMS Campbeltown (DSC)

LOCKWOOD J. W, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX.278174: ML 341

LOVE Albert Edward, Petty Officer Steward, P/LX.20640: HMS Campbeltown (age 34)

LOVEGROVE William Henry (‘Bill’), Chief Motor Mechanic, P/MX.70809: MTB 74 (CGM)

LOWETH E. I, Ordinary Telegraphist, D/JX.236964: ML 341

MACHIN Noel Gordon, Sub-Lieutenant RNVR: ML 156 (DSC)

MacIVER A, Acting Leading Seaman, PX.10549B: ML 160

MACRAE M. T (‘Murdo’), Motor Mechanic, C/MX.76792: ML 307

MARSDEN Ernest Benjamin, Chief Motor Mechanic, C/MX.77551: ML 298 (age 34)

MARSHALL Fred, Able Seaman, P/JX.264612: ML 156

MARSHALL Raymond W, Able Seaman, P/JX.168503: ML 267

MARTIN William Jesse, Able Seaman, P/JX.273919: ML 262 (age 35)

MATHERS James Reith, Stoker(1), P/KX.127354: ML 298 (age 31)

MAWBY Peter, Leading Seaman, P/JX.145116: HMS Campbeltown (age 23)

MAWSON Ronald, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX.255637: ML 307

MAY John Allen, Sub-Lieutenant RNVR (No. 1): ML 446

MAYES P. G, Stoker, P/KX.106548: HMS Campbeltown

McINTIRE H, Ordinary Seaman, D/JX.250298: ML 270

McKEE Fred, Acting Leading Seaman, C/SSX.28218: MGB 314 (DSM)

C.M.M Lovegrove CGM

Added to the raid at the insistence of Combined Operations, tiny MTB 74 developed engine problems at the last minute necessitating the hurried installation of a new Packard engine - normally a dockyard job which Chief Motor Mechanic Lovegrove and his engineers completed by themselves. Lovegrove was still tuning the engine as the MTB entered the estuary.

With Campbeltown in place the MTB's torpedoes were laid against the Old Entrance lock gates. The boat then took on numerous survivors from the destroyer and made for home at high speed.

Close to the estuary mouth, the MTB slowed down to pick up survivors and was fatally hit. The boat's Commander, Sub Lieutenant Wynn, was injured, and blown into the wheelhouse where he was found and rescued by Lovegrove. Of the many who abandoned ship, Wynn and Lovegrove were amongst only a handful to survive.


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