MGB_622 Brooke Marine Ltd, Oulton Broad, Nr Lowestoft 10/11/42
For an action with an enemy convoy off the Dutch coast 9/3/43
DSC TLt Francis William Carr RNVR
For skill and courage in controlling damage and fighting a fire in action 9/3/43
DSM AB Harry John Leader P/JX296408
MID POMtrMch Charles Nicholls P/MX72853
Known Crew (MGB 622)
Lt Philip Francis Stewart Gould RN Commanding Officer MTB 16 04/39 MID Commanding Officer MGB 43 5/9/43 and Senior Officer 3rd MGB Flotilla DSC DSC* MID MTB 640 11/42 Commanding Officer MTB 622 11/42 - 3/43 then Senior Officer 32nd MTB Flotilla MTB 639 Killed in action 28/4/43 MID (Post) 1943 aged 26 Son of Lt Col. Philip Gould and Marie Agusta Gould, of Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire; husband of Mary Gould, of Shedfield, Hampshire Buried in Enfidaville War Cemetery, Tunisia II. F. 277
TLt Francis William Carr RNVR TLt 1/3/41 MTB 640 24/9/42 MGB 622 23/11/42 Commanding Officer MGB 622 3/43
TSLt Peter James Byrne RNVR TSLt 31/7/42 Killed in action 10/3/43 aged 24. Son of James and Louisa Mary Byrne, of Sidcup, Kent. Buried in Lemvig Cemetery, Grave 701.
TSLt Leo Vincent Cruise RANVR TSLt 24/9/40 MTB 622 24/10/42 First Lieutenant MTB 81 04/01/43. TLt 5/9/44 HMAS Penguin 11/1/46. Born 25/3/20 in Deepwater, NSW
TSLt John Nevil Snowdon RNVR TSLt 3/9/42 MTB 640 28/9/42 Navigator MTB 622 11/42 killed in action 10/3/43
TASLt A W Smith RNVR MGB 622 11/42
POMtrMch Charles Nicholls P/MX72853
LMtrMch Walter Scott P/MX 98823 Killed in action 10/3/43 aged 20. Son of Robert and Lilian Scott, of Stockton-on-Tees, Co. Durham. Buried in Norre Havrvig Churchyard, Denmark.
LSea Stanley Briggs D/SSX 24338 (Killed in action 10/3/43)
AB William Arrowsmith Carr P/JX276007 Killed in action 10/3/43 aged 42. Son of John and Laura Carr, of North Shields, Northumberland; husband of Elizabeth Carr, of North Shields. Buried in Rotterdam (Crooswijk) General Cemetery Plot LL. Row 1. Grave 30
AB Harry John Leader P/JX296408
AB Ernest Witherington Craythorne P/JX 282845 Missing Presumed Killed in action 10/3/43 aged 21. Son of Edward W. and Winifred M. Craythorne, of Maidenhead, Berkshire.
AB John Hamilton C/JX 196892 (Killed in action 10/3/43)
AB George Alexander Reid D/JX 173906 Missing Presumed Killed in action 10/3/43 aged 24. Son of John Campbell Reid and Catherine Reid, of Grangetown, Cardiff.
AB Alan Shaw P/JX 353101 (Killed in action 10/3/43)
Ord Edwin Frederick Daniels C/JX 351170 Missing Presumed Killed in action 10/3/43 aged 16. Son of Mrs. E. Daniels, of Redhill, Surrey.
Ord Albert Earnest Johnson P/JX 325305, Missing Presumed Killed aged 20 Son of Albert Charles and Jane Johnson, of West Dulwich, London
Ord Maurice Robert Kiddle P/JX 321982 (Killed in action 10/3/43)
Sto1 Robert Martin D/KX 128337 Killed in action 10/3/43 aged 28 Son of Andrew Martin, and of Elizabeth Martin, of Alexandria, Dunbartonshire
Sto2 Harold Oldfield P/KX 135692 Missing Presumed Killed in action 10/3/43 Age 27. Son of William and Lily Oldfield, of Sheffield
Sto2 William Edward Stone C/KX. 153999 Died of wounds received in action 10/3/43 aged 19. Son of William Arthur and Alice Kate Stone, of Lower Edmonton, Middlesex. Buried in Rotterdam (Crooswijk) General Cemetery Plot LL. Row 2. Grave 32
31st MGB Flotilla
MTB 617, MTB 621, MTB 622, MTB 624, MTB 628, MTB 629, MTB 630, MTB 632, MTB 668, MTB 671, MTB 682
Based at Great Yarmouth
9-10/3/43 MGB 617 MTB 622 and MTB 624 (Leading) depart Great Yarmouth for an offensive sweep off Teschelling.
2300 MGB 617, MTB 622 and MTB 624 arrive on patrol and make contact with a group of armed trawlers (Vp 1247 and Vp 1248) assumed to be the escort of a previously reported convoy of eight merchant ships escorted by four M Class minesweepers and four Vps. An action ensues and one trawler is set on fire. MGB 617 loses contact but MTB 622 and MTB 624 contact the convoy firing four torpedoes at a tanker. Two hits were claimed. MTB 622 is hit and disabled. MTB 624 closes to assist but is beaten off by a destroyer. MTB 622 is sunk and the survivors are taken prisoner by Vp 3000. MTB 617 and MTB 624 break off the action and return to Great Yarmouth.