Maritime History

World War Two and beyond

William (Billy) Frederick Rodaway


Born in Liverpool 3rd. February 1918

Automatic Machine Attendant.

Wife Annie, nee Andrew.

Married to Annie in 1937 at St. Mark’s Church, Blackpool

3 brothers, Tom*, Eddie and Charlie*. 3 sisters Katie, Francis* and


(Note: *Deceased)

War Service


Official Number JX192749

Enlisted 14th. May 1940

Swimming Qualification 24th. June 1940


HMS Porcher 8/3/45 -13/11/45