Date of the deaths of RSL employees.

Year Month Name Position Age
1935 December Sir Wm Reardon Smith Founder of the Company. 79
1950 November Sir Wm Reardon Smith Chairman 63
1961 June Douglas Smith Chairman 67
1966 June Alistair Gray Engineer Superintendent 40
1968   William Speight Electrical Superintendent 60
1969   Ernie Wilkinson Chief Engineer 51
1970 January P J Radford Chief Officer 29
1970 June Alan Reardon Smith Chairman 56
1970   Charles Allen Catering Officer  
1971 October T. R. Wilson Master 75
1971 December Steve Randall Director/Accounts 69
1971 December D. L. Beynon Master 58
1972 February W H McCallum Chief Engineer  
1972 April David Wooton Chief Officer  
1973   Bernard Lashford Chief Engineer 73
1975 January G G Elder Chief Engineer 63
1975 February Harry Orr Chief Engineer 84
1975 May W J Harris Master 76
1975 August Len Bissatt Cardiff Office  
1975 August Bill White Cardiff Office  
1975 December Idris Williams Master 66
1973 June Stephen Willis Chief Engineer 69
1976 March Brian Jones Master 36
1976 April George Probert 2nd Engineer 71
1977 January C A Parry Catering Officer 43
1977 March Bob Finlay Catering Officer 73
1977 April Alan Woodman Director 59
1977 April Tadeusz Sukiennick Chief Engineer 67
1977 September Jack Chatten 2nd Engineer 65
1978 May Jack Partington Chief Engineer 69
1978   Brice Thomas Master 85
1978 November Frank Rowell Chief Engineer 76
1979 January W Wigman Catering Officer 70
1979 April John Wheaton Engineer Superintendent 40
1979 November John Williams Director/Chief Accountant 54
1979 November J Danny Lloyd Master 65
1979 November Willie Cross Master 76
1979 August Tom Watson Technical director 1951/53 87
1979 September Jack Peebles Catering Officer 57
1980   E A Willocks Radio Officer  
1980 February Graham Hardy Personnel dept. 54
1980 May Tom Thistleton 2nd officer 69
1980 June Blake Carnaffan Master 78
1980 June Mat Dawson Electrician 84
1980 December Charlie Exton Master 73
1981 June Peter Ward Engineer  
1981 December Dennis Parsons Chief Engineer 45
1982 October D L G Jones Master 62
1983 May Jake Vaughan Master 62
1983 November George Harvey Master 83
1984 June Bruce Clifford Electrician 44
1984 August Jack Lemon Chief Marine Superintendent 68
1984 November Geoff Garlick Master 48
1985 November Trevor Griffiths Chief Engineer 84
1986 January Harry Caswell Director 87
1986 March John Louden Catering Superintendent  
1986 April Oliver John Cardiff Office 58
1986 December Henry Dyer Director 1951/59 91
1987 January Tom Willoughby Electrian  
1987 May Robin Stuart Master 47
1987 December Fred Johns Master 73
1988 February Arthur Thompson Engineer Superintendent 73
1988 September T W Picton Davies Master 83
1990 April Archie Bryan Chief Engineer 91
1990 July Dick Parker Cardiff Office Caretaker 70
1990 July William Lawday Technical director 1963/66 89
1990 September Frank Griffiths Chief Engineer 93
1990 December Lionel Wainwright Chief Engineer 79
1991 February Viv Adney Chartering Department 58
1991 July Dan John Master 71
1991 December W A Bruce 2nd Engineer  
1991 September Joseph Kenneth Winton Engineer 67
1992 January Jim Harrison Radio Superintendent 70
1992 August John Janis Kalnins Master 52
1992 November Jim Rambridge Cardiff Office 76
1994 August Jim Murray Master 63
1994 August Barty Parkhouse Master 79
1994 September Mike Grubb Fleet 2 assistant - Tech Dept. 60
1995 April Anthony Thomas Master 62
1995 May Bob Peach Chief Steward 66
1995 May David Neilson 2nd Engineer 76
1995 June Reg Russell 3rd Engineer 72
1996 July Mo Green Chief Engineer  
1996 September Dennis Marks Master 86
1997 April Joe Thornhill Master 83
1997 May Nick Shilstone Chief Engineer 50
1998 May Ted Williams Radio Officer  
1999 January Tim Lawson Master 55
1999 January Wynne Evans Chief Engineer 64
1999 January Bertie Lester Chief Engineer 93
1999 February Mervyn Davies Chief Officer  
1999 September Kenneth Lee Master 74
2002 January Stan Whitmore Radio Officer 80
2000 April Richard Vanner Master 61
2000 April Joe Gardner Superintendent Department 75
2000 May Norman Nesbitt 2nd Engineer 65
2000 October Brian Lewis Chief Engineer 66
2000   John Ashley 2nd Officer 59
2002 June Leslie Allerton Ship agency Cardiff office 77
2002 September John Norie Deck Officer  
2003 April Stewart Johnson Stores Department 53
2003 June Jack Smith Stores Superintendent 91
2004 March Robert Chatterton Chairman 90
2004 November Ray Skinner Deck Superintendent 62
2004 November Tom Major Technical Director 1967/82 87
2005 December Dennis Jones Master  
2006   Martin Ingram Chief Officer  
2006 November John Thorne Cardiff Personnel Dept. 91
2007 January Nick Saunders Radio Officer  
2007 March John Dutton Chief Engineer 77
2007 March Hugh Parry Master 82
2007 April Alec Westall Cardiff Chartering Director 86
2007 April Jerry Taylor Cardiff Office - Tech Depart. 91
2007 July Billy Burge Cardiff Chartering Dept. 83
2008 February Colin Hughes 3rd Engineer 62
2008 December Raymond (Danny) Trigg Chief Engineer 75
2010 May John Mathews Radio Officer 74
2011 January Mike Thomas Deck Superintendent 81
2011 January John Porteus Master 86
2011 March Alec Gardner Spare Parts Superintendent  
2011 April Peter Brown Electrical Superintendent 63
2011 July David Mockett Master 64
2011 August Jack Barnes MBE Chief Engineer/Oil Rigs 75
2012 January Jim Scott Chief Engineer  
2012 June Eberhard (Joe) Wagner Catering Officer 84
2012 September Dick Gibbons Radio Officer  
2013 February Robert Unthank Bell Chief Engineer 83
2013 May Evan Walmsley Master 68
2014 April Robert E (Bob) Baker Master 71
2014 October Alec Fredrick Osborne Senior Superintendent 88
2014 December Len Taylor Chief Engineer 84
2014 December Frank Renton RSL West Coast Cargo Rep. 89
2015 March Hartstone David Catering Officer 68
2015 May Barry Everett Radio Officer 65
2015 August Tony Williams Electrician 61
2016 February Roy Burston Purchasing depart. Director 90
2016 September David Griffith-Jones Personnel department. 87
2016 December Leon Slawinski Catering Officer 90
2016 December Bob Pyves Technical Department 72
2017 January Norman Brown Master  
2017 February Bill Stevens Radio Officer  
         
We know of the death of the following RSL employees but do not know the date.
---   Willy Willis Chief Engineer  
---   Tommy Gray Chief Engineer  
---   Tony Tresize Chief Engineer  
Year in blue is approximate date. Age in blue is approximate age.
         
Updates for week 32: S.H.W. Steve Randall died in 1971 and has been added to the list..

Disclaimer: This list has been made up from information we have obtained from various sources. There are many names missing and we would appreciate it if anyone can advise us of extra information but please ensure this information is 100% correct with written evidence or a message from relatives. Do not post it on the Forum but email Mike, Eric, or John Cann. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the above list although every effort has been made to check it.