Rodaways of ww1-2

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            SEAMAN  JX192795  WILLIAM F RODAWAY

                                  

 BORN  FEB 3  AS WAS HIS WIFE ANNIE

 BILLY AS HE WAS KNOWN was the son of WILLIAM C RODAWAY CHESHIRE REG

 BORN 1919 LIVERPOOL,  joined up 14 may 1940 ,his first ship  H.M.S PRINS ALBERT this ship was to go on to become one of the best LCI  small IN THE ROYAL NAVY              served from 19/aug/1941 till the  7/jan/1945 his 2nd ship was , H.M.S. PORCHER,  a CANADIAN built trawler from 8/mar/1945 till13/nov/1945 he was released from  Europa 26/jan/1946 even though he was home  to get a taxi for my mother to get her to hospital  to give me birth .on 2/1/1946  he played the piano very well  and any chance to get ashore he was followed by the rest of his mates knowing a good time was  to be had 

                                                                                        

                                                  H.M.S .PRINS ALBERT   

                                

         HMT. PORCHER.  love to get in touch with any  family members.of the crew

                                               THANKS TO PHOTO SHIP   

 Porcher x Procher Midland Shipyards Canada1942 - 1946  renamed Tulipglen 1951     Midland is a town located on Georgian Bay in Simcoe County, Ontario,    

 Commands listed for HMS Procher (T 281)  thanks to Uboat.net
      Commander                                                      From           To
1    T/S.Lt. Geoffrey Raymond Edwards, RNVR    Sep 1942    7 Sep 1944
2    T/Lt. Alexander Phillips Martin, RNVR        7 Sep 1944    early 1945
3    T/Lt. Francis Henry Hudson, RNVR              early 1945    Jan 1946

Part of The 26th MS AS Trawler Group. has joined the Plymouth Command .PROSPECT,DOCHET,and PORCHER,  

The Granville Raid - March 9th. 1945,Took Lieut. Robinson down to St.Malo and put him aboard "Porcher"
just arrived. "Narcissus" "Ilfracombe" and "Parrsboro'" have also arrived
and we are going back to Falmouth                                                                http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/52/a4041352.shtml
The Granville Raid by Jack Yeatman

 

 The Allies focus in 1945 was the push east to invade Germany.
Despite the substabtial German garrison on the Islands, after several months of inacivity,
Allied planners did not expect any actions from the Germams.
The Allies somewhat illadviseldy set of a POW camp at Granville.
This was a small port on the westerm coast of the Cotentin. It was close to Jersey
and untill the Americans seized the port there was a ferry connection.
The Germans at first did not know this and any possible actions were dismissed
because of the lack of information about the disposition of Allied forces.
This changed when four German paratroopers and a Naval cadet escaped from the camp (December 1944).
 Many of the Germans in the camp were quite happy to sit out the war in a nice safe Allied camp.
 Paratroopers were especially chosen and motivated soldiers.
They managed to steal an American LCVP landing craft and reached Jersey.
There the German commanders greeted them as heros. They reported on on the ships
in the harbor which were unloading coal. They also provided information on the disposition of Allied (mostly American) forces. The Germans did not have much good news by this time in the War,
dspecially after the Bulge offensive failed. The escapees were ordered to return to
 Berlin for propaganda purposes. Flights between the Channel Islands and Germany were dangerous, but possible at night. The escapees were, however, shot down by a British night fighter.
 The new German commander on the Channel Islands was Admiral Friedrich Hüffmeier,
a former captain of the German battlecruiser Scharnhorst. He had a more aggressive outlook and the information provided by the escapees made it possible to plan an attack on nearby Graville. the purpose was to disrupt Allied operations there as well as to secure needed supplies.
A raid planned for February 6-7, 1945 was called off because of bad weather and the U.S. Navy submarine chaser PC-552 encountered an escorting Schnellboot. The raid led by Kapitänleutnant Carl-Friedrich Mohr was finally executed (March 8-9, 1945). The Germans put together an impressive strike force including
minesweepers and lighters (barges with 88mm artilery pieces. They managed to destroy Allied shipping and port facilities, free 55 German POWs, captured some Allied soldiers, and bring supplies back to the Islands..
A smaller sabotage raid was staged pn Cape de la Hague (April 5, 1945).
The raiders were all captured. Finally Admiral Dönitz, the new Führer  ordered Admiral Hüffmeier with the War about to end not to launch amy more attacks.

THIS WAS BILLY RODAWAYS FIRST DAY ON THE HMS.PORCHER

                                                   A naval trawler's gun crew mans a 12-pounder
                                                   (76-mm) Mk V gun on the forecastle,spot the dog,

                 

 

                             DRAWING OF THE H.M.S.PRINS ALBERT,     I have added a little colour, this was made into a print photo for the crew almost sure it was drown by CPL BRIAN MULLEN 4th commando.

                                                    

  Xmas card. sent to Billy from his grandmother CATHERINE RODAWAY wife of       FREDERICK RODAWAY KINGS LIVERPOOL REG who sent letters  to the army  to  get Billy's dad out in ww1

                                                       

card sent home 1943,saying he wont be home

                  

 TRAINING,HMS ROYAL ARTHUR,    SKEGNESS former butlins

                                                                    BILLY ARMS CROSSED CENTRE

                                                            second photo the new HMS ROYAL ARTHUR

                                                                                                     

                                               

                                                         AB  JX551700 THOMAS RODAWAY

       

TUCKER as he was known was the 2nd son of  WILLIAM C RODAWAY CHESHIRE REG HE JOINED UP 3 /MAY/1943 HIS FIRST SHIP WAS H.M.S QUEEN ELIZABETH      10/AUG/1943 TILL 31/MAY/1945  THEN  JOINED THE H.M.S PROTECTOR 

                                            

.                                                            H.M.S .QUEEN ELIZABETH 1945.

                               

                                                             H.M.S. PROTECTOR  NETLAYER.

                                                                                    

                          

                          the most  treasured photo  was taken on HMS Queen Elizabeth  and   published                                                                     in  DESTROYERS by ANTONY PRESTON.

                               

TUCKER front right no hat,  the HMS NORSEMAN  bombed while building was renamed NEPAL was the only one of her flotilla to be British manned during the war approaching the HMS  QUEEN ELIZABETH  

Commencement of time 3 May 1943

Glendawer ordsea 3/may/43 - 12/July /43   

Victory,13/July/ 4/Aug/43                                                                     

HMS Queen Elizabeth  4/AUG/43/ 3 FEB/44  able seaman  

Mayina 1/June/4519/AUG/45                                 

HMS PORTECTOR 20/17/Sept/45 26/Nov/45 ,                                                                                                  

Cochrane Nepal 27/Nov/45-  24/Apl/46/                                                                                                

HMS Cochrane  Rosyth   25//apl/46  22/may/1946  released in class b

   

                                                           

                                                                           BILLY'S MEDALS,

                   Llewellyn Cyril Rodaway Lieutenant  R.N.

BIRTH OCT 1915 ? Edmonton, London, England
DEATH 28 MAY 1991 ? Sefton North Merseyside England  
parents,  Albert Golden Rodaway 1882? 1922  Harriet Emily Evans 1880?1961  Albert was a 2nd cousin 2 removed to WILLIAM F RODAWAY (hms Prins Albert  Lieutenant serving on Motor Gun Boat 334 appointed Lt 26 Feb 1943 this is gun boat t314               Llewellyn  was 3rd cousin 1 removed to Billy Rodaway
                                                                               

 LIEUTENANT DENNIS ALLENBY RODAWAY,  son of SGT 2648 Charles W Rodaway MM.  

  Lord Strathcona's Horse.mm 

Marriages Dec 1915   Lambeth  

Charles W Rodaway - Victoria M Calder Calder Lambeth

Births Sep 1920  Islington

Rodaway Dennis A Calder  

Births Mar 1928   twins Islington

RODAWAY Daphne J Calder

RODAWAY Pamela V Calder

Merchant seaman
Merchant seaman
Merchant seaman       work in progress

 R766455 RODAWAY P S 09/11/1945 SOUTHAMPTON
Registry of Shipping and Seamen: Central Register of Seamen: Seamen's Records ('Pouches').
Collection:Records of the Board of Trade and of successor and related bodies Date range: 01 January 1913 - 31 December 1972 Reference:BT 372/2445/132 Subjects:Merchant seaman

R766455 RODAWAY P S 09/11/1945 SOUTHAMPTON
Registry of Shipping and Seamen: Central Register of Seamen: Seamen's Records ('Pouches'). R766455 RODAWAY P S 09/11/1945 SOUTHAMPTON.
Collection:Records of the Board of Trade and of successor and related bodies Date range: 01 January 1913 - 31 December 1972 Reference:BT 372/2445/132 Subjects:Merchant seaman

R592116 RODAWAY J 05/08/1932 BOURNEMOUTH
Registry of Shipping and Seamen: Central Register of Seamen: Seamen's Records ('Pouches'). R592116 RODAWAY J 05/08/1932 BOURNEMOUTH.
Collection:Records of the Board of Trade and of successor and related bodies Date range: 01 January 1913 - 31 December 1972 Reference:BT 372/1654/73 Subjects:Merchant seaman
R766455 RODAWAY P S 09/11/1945 SOUTHAMPTON
Registry of Shipping and Seamen: Central Register of Seamen: Seamen's Records ('Pouches'). R766455 RODAWAY P S 09/11/1945 SOUTHAMPTON.
Collection:Records of the Board of Trade and of successor and related bodies Date range: 01 January 1913 - 31 December 1972 Reference:BT 372/2445/132 Subjects:Merchant seaman

R592116 RODAWAY J 05/08/1932 BOURNEMOUTH
Registry of Shipping and Seamen: Central Register of Seamen: Seamen's Records ('Pouches'). R592116 RODAWAY J 05/08/1932 BOURNEMOUTH.
Collection:Records of the Board of Trade and of successor and related bodies Date range: 01 January 1913 - 31 December 1972 Reference:BT 372/1654/73 Subjects:Merchant seaman
R766455 RODAWAY P S 09/11/1945 SOUTHAMPTON
Registry of Shipping and Seamen: Central Register of Seamen: Seamen's Records ('Pouches'). R766455 RODAWAY P S 09/11/1945 SOUTHAMPTON.
Collection:Records of the Board of Trade and of successor and related bodies Date range: 01 January 1913 - 31 December 1972 Reference:BT 372/2445/132 Subjects:Merchant seaman

R592116 RODAWAY J 05/08/1932 BOURNEMOUTH
Registry of Shipping and Seamen: Central Register of Seamen: Seamen's Records ('Pouches'). R592116 RODAWAY J 05/08/1932 BOURNEMOUTH.
Collection:Records of the Board of Trade and of successor and related bodies Date range: 01 January 1913 - 31 December 1972 Reference:BT 372/1654/73 Subjects:Merchant seaman

R766455 RODAWAY P S 09/11/1945 SOUTHAMPTON

 R592116 RODAWAY J 05/08/1932 BOURNEMOUTH
Registry of Shipping and Seamen: Central Register of Seamen: Seamen's Records ('Pouches').
Collection:Records of the Board of Trade and of successor and related bodies Date range: 01 January 1913 - 31 December 1972 Reference:BT 372/1654/73 Subjects:Merchant seaman


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BIRTH OCT 1915 • Edmonton, London, England
DEATH 28 MAY 1991 • Sefton North Merseyside England
Lieutenant serving on Motor Gun Boat 334 appointed Lt 26 Feb 1943

Albert Golden Rodaway 1882–1922
Harriet Emily Evans 1880–1961
BIRTH OCT 1915 • Edmonton, London, England
DEATH 28 MAY 1991 • Sefton North Merseyside England
Lieutenant serving on Motor Gun Boat 334 appointed Lt 26 Feb 1943

Albert Golden Rodaway 1882–1922
Harriet Emily Evans 1880–1961
BIRTH OCT 1915 • Edmonton, London, England
DEATH 28 MAY 1991 • Sefton North Merseyside England
Lieutenant serving on Motor Gun Boat 334 appointed Lt 26 Feb 1943

Albert Golden Rodaway 1882–1922
Harriet Emily Evans 1880–1961
BIRTH OCT 1915 • Edmonton, London, England
DEATH 28 MAY 1991 • Sefton North Merseyside England
Lieutenant serving on Motor Gun Boat 334 appointed Lt 26 Feb 1943

Albert Golden Rodaway 1882–1922
Harriet Emily Evans 1880–1961
DEATH 28 MAY 1991 • Sefton North Merseyside England
Lieutenant serving on Motor Gun Boat 334 appointed Lt 26 Feb 1943

 

BIRTH OCT 1915 • Edmonton, London, England

DEATH 28 MAY 1991 • Sefton North Merseyside England
Lieutenant serving on Motor Gun Boat 334 appointed Lt 26 Feb 1943BIRTH OCT 1915 • Edmonton, London, England
DEATH 28 MAY 1991 • Sefton North Merseyside England
Lieutenant serving on Motor Gun Boat 334 appointed Lt 26 Feb 1943BIRTH OCT 1915 • Edmonton, London, England
DEATH 28 MAY 1991 • Sefton North Merseyside England
Lieutenant serving on Motor Gun Boat 334 appointed Lt 26 Feb 1943
Llewellyn Cyril Rodaway
1915–1991