In Memoriam

Details, where known, of all British and Commonwealth Radio Officers who lost their lives in the course of duty in both World Wars.

The details in the following list are due to the outstanding work carried out by former Radio Officers Peter J Barber and George V Monk with the able assistance of the Hon. Archivist of the ROA, Willie Williamson.

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MEMORIAL REGISTER: BRITISH RADIO OFFICERS KILLED AT SEA – 1939 TO 1945

1      ABBOTI, 2nd R.O. NORMAN OWEN (35),      MV SAN VICTORIO
16th May 1942

West of Granada the tanker San Victorio, 8136 tons (Eagle Oil and Shipping Co.), Aruba to the U.K. was sunk by U-155. There was one survivor. Forty-four of her crew lost their lives.

2    ABDALE, 1st R.O. LEONARD FOSTER (42),      SS BENWYVIS
20th March 1941

North of Cape Verde Islands the cargo liner Benwyvis, 5920 tons (Ben Line), Far East to the U. K. was sunk by U-105. Twelve members of the crew died.

3    ACKROYD, 2nd R.O. MICHAEL SEYMOUR (24),     SS SAMALA
30th September 1940

West of Ireland U-37 sank the refrigerated cargo ship Samala, 5390 tons (Elders and Fyffes), outward-bound with the loss of sixty-five of her crew.

4    AKBARI, 2nd R.O. SYED HASSAN (22),     SS VOJVODA PUTNIK
8th March 1943

The Vojvoda Putnik straggled from Convoy 121S with steering trouble. She radioed on the 8th March 1943 that she was sinking 600 miles ESE of Cape Farewell. Her crew, 44 officers and men, abandoned her at 1621 CET and were never seen again. At 2119 CET, U-591 sank the hulk by gunfire and torpedo. She was from NY for the UK.

5    ALBROW, 1st R.O. HERBERT VICTOR (47)    SS IRENE MARIA
28th November 1940

In the North Atlantic the cargo ship Irene Maria, 1860 tons (C. Andresen) was sunk by
U-95 with the loss of twenty-five of her crew.

6     ALCOCK, 2nd R.O. HARRY (21),     MV EMPIRE LIGHT
7th March 1943

Northeast of Halifax the tanker Empire Light, 6537 tons (MOWT) the U.K. to New York was sunk by U-638. Thirty-nine members of the crew lost their lives.

7    ALDERSON, 3rd R.O. FREDERICK IVOR (20),     SS SOMME
18th February 1942

Southeast of Halifax the cargo liner Somme, 5265 tons (Royal Mail Lines) London to the Caribbean was sunk by U-108, Forty-eight member of the crew lost their lives.

8    ALLAN, 2nd R.O. BENJAMIN MARSHALL (32),     SS CALIFORNIA
11th July 1943

Off Portugal, Focke-Wulfe Condor aircraft attacked a small troop convoy from the Clyde, seriously damaging the California, 16792 tons (Anchor Line) which had to be sunk by the destroyer HMS Douglas. Forty-three people died.

9     ALLERSTON, 1st R.O. FRED (19),     MV HOEGH SILVERDAWN    15th June 1943

A raider in the South Indian Ocean sank this Norwegian registered ship, 7715 tons. Thirty-six passengers and crew were lost.

10     ALLISON, 2nd R.O. ARCHIBALD (20),    SS SEMBILAN
17th April 1943

The cargo ship SEMBILAN 6566 tons (Dutch Registration), loaded with munitions, was torpedoed and sunk by the Italian submarine Leonardo da Vinci southeast of Durban. Ninety-five of her crew were lost there was one survivor.

11     ALLISON, 1st R.O GORDON THACKERAY (22),     MV KING LUD
8th June 1942

Off Madagascar, the cargo ship King Lud, 5224 tons (Dodd, Thomson & Co.), was sunk by the submarine I-10 (Japan). She was lost with all hands, a crew of thirty-nine including gunners.

12     ALTON, 1st R.O THOMAS FREDERICK (46),    SS ALMEDA STAR
17th January 1941

About 250 miles west of the Outer Hebrides, the passenger liner Almeda Star, 14,935 tons (Blue Star Line), Liverpool to the River Plate was sunk by the U-96 with the loss of all one hundred and sixty-six crew and one hundred and ninety-four passengers.

13     ANDERSEN, 2nd R.O KJELD J. (39),     MV AMERIKA
22nd April 1943

South of Cape Farewell, the cargo ship Amerika, 10,218 tons (MOWT, United Baltic Corp. Managers) Canada to the U K was sunk by the U-306. Forty-two members of the crew were lost.

14     ANDERSON, 3rd R.O. DAVID ALEXANDER (28),     SS JUMNA
25th December 1940

The heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper (German) attacked the large and heavily escorted troop convoy WS5A at dawn on 25th Dec. 1940. The escorting cruisers counter-attacked and the Admiral Hipper retreated northwards at high speed. Three hours later the Admiral Hipper encountered the Jumna, 6078 tons, UK to Freetown, sailing independently and sank her with torpedoes and gunfire in position 44.51N 25.47W. The Jumna had been commodore ship of convoy OB 260 with Rear Admiral H B Maltby as Commodore. (He had been Commodore of HX 84, whose escort AMC HMS Jervis Bay was sunk by Admiral Scheer seven weeks earlier). There were no survivors from the 111 crew, passengers and the Commodore and his staff.

15     ANDERSON, 1st R.O. GEORGE LESLIE (24),     SS BARON KINNAIRD
12th March 1943

Northeast of Newfoundland, the cargo ship Baron Kinnaird, 3344 tons (H. Hogarth and Sons), UK to the Caribbean was sunk by U-621. Thirty-six members of the crew were lost.

16    ANDERSON, 3rd R.O. GORDON TODD (18),     SS EMPIRE CROSSBILL    11th September 1341

East of Cape Farewell the U-82 sank the cargo ship Empire Crossbill, 5463 tons (MOWT, J. Morrison & Sons, Managers), Philadelphia to Hull. All forty-eight people on board lost their lives.

17     ANDERTON, 3rd R.O JOHN (32),     MV KARS
22nd February 1942

South of Halifax the tanker Kars, 8888 tons (Wester Oil Shipping Co.) was sunk by the U-96. The after part was beached at Halifax on 27th February 1942. Forty-one members of the crew lost their lives.

18     ANGLO, 1st R.O. ALBERT (23),             MV CORNISH CITY
29th July 1943

South of Madagascar, the cargo ship Cornish City, 4952 tons (Sir W. Reardon Smith and Sons), East Africa to the Middle East was sunk by the U-177. Thirty-one members of the crew lost their lives.

19     ANSTEE, 2nd R.O. ROY EDWARD (18),         SS NORTH BRITAIN
5th May 1943

South of Cape Farewell in an attack on a U K to Canada/U.S. convoy the U-125 sank the cargo ship North Britain, 4635 tons (North Shipping Co). Only eleven of her forty-two crewmembers survived.

20     APPERTON, 2nd R.O. JAMES (25),            SS ARDANBHAN
27th December 1940

South of Iceland, the cargo ship Ardanbhan, 4980 tons (Arden SS Co), Hull to Mar del Plata with coal, was sunk by the Italian submarine Tazzoli, with the loss of all her crew.

21     This entry transferred to Part 3.

22     ARMITAGE, 3rd R.O. JOSEPH VINCENT (19),    MV PINTO
8th September 1944

Off the Outer Hebrides, the convoy rescue ship Pinto, 1346 tons (MacAndrews and Co), in convoy from New York to U.K. was sunk by the U-482. It had been trying to rescue survivors from the tanker Empire Heritage 15,702 tons, that had been torpedoed by the same submarine. Seven people died.

23    ARMSTRONG, 2nd R.O. JOSEPH MATTHEW (17), MV TRICULA,
3rd August 1942

East of Trinidad, the tanker Tricula, 6211 tons (Anglo Saxon Petroleum Co.), Curacao to South Africa was sunk by U-108 with the loss of forty-seven crewmembers.

24     ARMSTRONG, 2nd R.O. LEONARD ROBERT (22), MV PECTEN,
25th August 1940

West of Scotland, the tanker PECTEN 7468 tons (Anglo Saxon Petroleum Co.), while on Admiralty service from Trinidad for the Clyde with fuel oil, was sunk by U-57 with the loss of forty-nine crew, there were eight survivors.

25     ASHTON, 1st R.O. THOMAS DONALD (39),     SS HINDPOOL,
8th March 1941

North of Cape Verde Islands the U-124 attacked a homeward bound convoy and amongst others sank the cargo ship Hindpool, 4897 tons, (Ropner Shipping Co.), Pepel to the Tees with the lost of twenty-seven crewmembers.

26    ASHWORTH, 1st R.O. JOHN HERBERT (39),     SS DIONE II,
4th February 1941

In the North West Approaches the U-123 sank the cargo ship Dione II, 2660 tons, Wabana to Cardiff. The Dione II had been damaged by German aircraft the previous day, twenty-seven of her crew perished.

27    ASPIN, 1st R.O. WALTER MUSKER ROBERT (40), MV SCOTTISH MINSTREL     16th July 1940

The tanker Scottish Minstrel, 6998 tons (Tankers Ltd), New York to London was sunk by the U-61 west of Ireland with the loss of nine of her crew.

28     ASTIN, 3rd R.O. FRANK BASIL DUNCAN (19),     SS CITY OF PRETORIA
3rd March 1943

Southeast of Cape Race the passenger cargo liner City of Pretoria, 8049 tons (Ellerman Lines, New York to Liverpool was sunk by U-172 with the loss of all one hundred and forty five people on board.

29     ASTLEY, 2nd R.O. DEREK FREDERICK (21),     SS TROILUS,
1st September 1944

East of Aden, the passenger cargo liner Troilus, 7422 tons (A.Holt and Sons), Colombo to the U.K. was sunk by U-859 with the loss of two crewmembers.

30     ATACK, 1st R.O. FREDERICK REX (18),     M.V. ABOSSO,
29th October 1942

About 700 miles north of the Azores the passenger cargo liner Abosso, 11330 tons (Elder Dempster Lines), Cape Town to Liverpool was sunk by U-575. There were thirty-one survivors; two hundred and fifty-one passengers and crew died.

31     ATKINS, 3rd R.O. EDWIN (19),             SS BALTISTAN,
27th February 1941

West of Ireland the cargo liner Baltistan, 6803 tons (F.C. Strick), bound for South Africa with military stores was sunk by the submarine Bianchi (Italian) with the loss of twelve of her crew.

32     ATKINSON, 3rd R.O. WILLIAM FRANCIS (21),     SS BENALBANACH
7th January 1943

Northeast of Algiers, the passenger cargo liner Benalbanach, 7153 tons (Ben Line), from the Clyde to Bona, was sunk by enemy aircraft. The ship, carrying ammunition and troops, blew up with the loss of four hundred and ten people.

33     AUCHTERLOUNIE, 3rd R.O. JAMES (22),     SS TREDINNICK,
25th March 1942

Southeast of Bermuda, the cargo ship Tredinnick, 4589 tons (Ham SS Co.), was sunk by the submarine Calvi (Italian). Forty members of the crew were killed.

34     BAILEY, 3rd R.O. WILLIAM HENRY  R. (16),     MV EMPIRE STANLEY
17th August 1943

Southeast of Madagascar, the cargo ship Empire Stanley, 6922 tons (MOWT), East Africa to the Middle East was sunk by the U-197. Twenty members of the crew were lost.

35     BAIRD, 1st R.O. JOHN STEVENSON (26),     SS HAMLA
18th August 1942

The 4416 ton Hamla, (Cory & Strick Ltd), left Rio de Janeiro bound for Freetown on the 18th August 1942 carrying a crew of thirty-eight and four gunners. Independently routed, she was never seen again and for many months she was thought to have been sunk by the German raider Michel south of Fernando Noronha. Carrying manganese ore her end came quickly and without warning as Lieutenant Erich Wurdemann, U-506, torpedoed her at dusk on 23rd August. Her position was given as 04.00 S 24.00 W.

36    BAKER, 1st R.O. EDWARD (41),     MV SILVERCEDAR
15th October 1941

U-boats attacked a homeward bound convoy southeast of Cape Farewell; the U-553 sank the cargo ship Silvercedar, 4354 tons (S. and J. Thompson, Managers) New York to Liverpool with the loss of twenty-one of her crew.

37     BAKER, 1st R.O. ERIC SHAW (38),     SS WHITE CREST
24th February 1942

East of Newfoundland U-boats attacked an outward-bound convoy.     The
U-558 sank the cargo ship White Crest, 4365 tons (Hall Brothers), bound for North America. Forty-one of her crew were lost.

38     BAKER, 2nd R.O. ROBERT (30),     MV  ATHELSULTAN
22nd September 1942

Southeast of Cape Farewell U-617 attacked a homeward bound convoy sinking the tanker Athelsultan, 8882 tons (Athel Line). She was commodore ship and fifty crew and naval personnel lost their lives, including the convoy commodore.

39     BAKER, 1st R.O. SYLVESTER HAROLD (20),     SS OPORTO
13th March 1943

Off Cape Finisterre, the U-107 attacked an outward-bound convoy sinking the cargo ship Oporto, 2352 tons (Ellerman Lines) bound for eastern Spain. Thirty-six people died.

40     BALL 1st R.O. JOHN HERBERT (27),     SS GAZCON
2nd September 1942

In the Gulf of Aden the cargo ship Gazcon, 4224 tons (MOWT) the U.S. to the Middle East was sunk by the submarine I-29 (Japanese), with the loss of twelve of her crew.

41     BALL, 1st R.O. LEONARD FREDERICK (33),     SS SHAHZADA
9th July 1944

In the Arabian Sea the cargo ship Shahzada, 5454 tons, Mormugao to the Red Sea was sunk by the U-196, with the loss of 46 of her crew.

42     BALMER, 1st R.O. ADAM GIRVAN (36),     SS CYMBELINE
2nd September 1940

West of the Canary Islands, the tanker Cymbeline, 6317 tons, on Admiralty Service, Gibraltar to Trinidad was sunk by the commerce raider Widder (German) with the loss of seven of her crew.

43     BANNON, 2nd R.O. PETER FRANCIS (20),     SS MARCELLA
13th March 1943

Off Cape Finisterre, the U-1O7 attacked an outward-bound convoy sinking the cargo ship Marcella, 4592 tons (Kaye Transport Co.) bound for South Africa with the loss of all her forty-four crew and gunners.

44     BARBER, 3rd R.O. RAYMOND EDWARD (18),     SS EMPIRE DABCHICK    3rd December 1942

South of Sable Island, the cargo ship Empire Dabchick, 6089 tons (MOWT,
J. Morrison & Son, Managers), Liverpool to St Johns N.B., was sunk by U-183 with the loss of all forty-seven people on board.

45     BARKER, 2nd R.O. GEOFFREY TASMAN (20),     SS KENORDOC
15th September 1940

The SS Kenordoc, 1780 tons (Paterson Steamships Ltd), carrying timber from Quebec to Bristol was sunk by U-48. Seven of her crew died.

46     BARKER, 2nd R.O. GEORGE HENRY (22),     MV SILVERPINE
5th December 1940

In the North West Approaches, the cargo liner Silverpine, 5066 tons (S. and S. Thompson) Liverpool to New York, was sunk by the Italian submarine Argo. Nine crewmembers were lost.

47     BARNES, 3rd R.O. SIDNEY COWAN (23),     MV ARTHUR F. CORWIN    13th February 1941

South East of Iceland the U-96 sank the tanker Arthur F. Corwin, 10,516 tons (Oriental Tankers Ltd) Aruba to the U.K. with the loss of all forty-six people on board.

48    BARRATT, 3rd R.O. HARRY (29),    SS AGUILA
19th August 1941

480 miles west of Lands End, U-boats attacked an outward-bound convoy
OG71. U-2O1 sank the commodore ship Aguila, 3255 tons, (Yeoward Brothers), Liverpool to Gibraltar and Lisbon. She sank very quickly with the loss of sixty-five crew, five gunners, the Commodore and his staff of four, and eighty-nine passengers including the first draft of twenty-two W.R.N.S. to be posted overseas. There were only sixteen survivors.

49     BARRY, 2nd R.O. RICHARD JAMES (20),     MV CORNISH CITY
29th July 1943

South of Madagascar, the cargo ship Cornish City, 4952 tons (Sir W. Reardon Smith and Sons), East Africa to the Middle East was sunk by the U-177. Thirty-one members of the crew lost their lives.

50     BARTON, 1st R.O. FREDERICK HENRY (42),     SS PORT HUNTER
11th July 1942

West of Madeira the cargo liner Port Hunter, 8826 tons (Port Line) U.K. to New Zealand was sunk by the U-582 with the loss of eighty-two crew and passengers. There were only three survivors.

51     BASNETT, 3rd R.O. JOHN NORRIS (29),     SS LARPOOL
2nd November 1941

East of Cape Race the cargo ship Larpool, 3872 tons (Headlam and Son) London to the West Indies was sunk by the U-208 with the loss of twenty-two of her crew.

52     BASSI, 1st R.O. AMBROZIO STEFANO (48),     SS MOHAMED ALI EL KEBIR
7th August 1940

Off the Irish coast, the passenger cargo liner Mohamed Ali El Kebir, 7527 tons (Pharaonic Mail SS Co.), Avonmouth to Gibraltar with nearly seven hundred troops was sunk by the U-38. About one hundred and twenty crew and troops died.

53     BASSOM, 1st R.O. WILLIAM ARTHUR (40),     SS CAPE NELSON
23rd February 1941

South west of Ireland U-boats attacked an outward-bound convoy. U-95 sank the cargo ship Cape Nelson, 3807 tons (Lyle Shipping Co), bound for New York, with the loss of four of her crew.

54     BATCHELOR, 1st R.O. GEORGE ROWLAND (38),     SS KYLEGLEN
15th December 1940

In the North Atlantic the U-100 attacked an outward-bound convoy sinking the cargo ship Kyleglen, 3670 tons (Monroe Brothers), Middlesborough to Baltimore with the loss of thirty-six of her crew.

55    BATCHELOR, 3rd R.O. JAMES ALEXANDER (17),    MV EMPIRE STEEL    24th March 1942

North of Bermuda the tanker Empire Steel, 8318 tons (MOWT, A Weir and Co. Managers) New Orleans to the U.K. was sunk by U-123. Thirty-five members of the crew lost their lives.

56     BEANEY, 1st R.O. JAMES ARTHUR (28),     SS EMPIRE LEOPARD
2nd November 1942

East of Newfoundland U-boats attacked a homeward bound convoy; U- 402 sank the cargo ship Empire Leopard, 5678 tons (MOWT) from the U.S. for the U.K. There were only four survivors, one of whom died from his injuries. Thirty-seven crew and seven DEMS gunners lost their lives when the ship blew up.

57     BEARD, 3rd R.O. THOMAS WILLIAM (19),     SS EMPIRE GILBERT
2nd November 1942

Off the coast of Ireland, the cargo ship Empire Gilbert, 6640 tons (MOWT), the Tyne to Archangel was sunk by the U-586. Forty-seven of the crew were lost.

58     BEBBINGTON, 1st R.O. JOHN ERNEST (21),     SS EGYPTIAN
6th March 1943

Southeast of Cape Farewell the cargo liner Egyptian, 2686 tons (Ellerman Lines) West Africa to the U.K. was sunk by U-230. Thirty-seven people died.

59     BEGDON, 3rd R.O. COLUM ST. KIERNAN (Age not given) SS TANDA
16th July 1944

Off the West Indian coast the cargo liner Tanda (Eastern and Australian Steamship Co.) Australia to India was sunk by the U-181. Three of her crew perished.

60     BELL, 2nd R.O. DONALD (20),     SS RIVER LUGAR
26th June 1941

South of the Canaries, U-69 attacked a homeward bound convoy sinking the cargo ship River Lugar, 5423 tons (Mungo Campbell and Co.), Pepel to the U.K. Thirty-nine crew and two passengers lost their lives.

61     BELL, 3rd R.0. EDWIN (22),     SS NIGERIAN
8th December 1942

Near Trinidad the passenger cargo liner Nigerian, 5423 tons (United Africa Co.) West Africa to the U. K. was sunk by U-508. Four crewmembers were lost.

62     BELL, 3rd R.O. GEORGE WILFRED (18),     SS THORNLIEBANK
29th November 1941

North of the Azores the cargo ship Thornliebank, 5569 tons (A. Weir and Co.), Barry to the Middle East was sunk by the U-43. Thirteen of her crew perished.

63     BELL, 1st R.O. THOMAS (35),     SS WILHELMINA
2nd December 1940

During U-boat attacks on North Western Approaches convoys the U-94 sank the cargo ship Wilhelmina, 7135 tons, from New Westminster to Liverpool. Four of her crew were lost.

64     BELLAMY, 1st R.0. FRANK (29),     SS FRANCIS MASSEY
6th June 1940

Northwest of Ireland, the steamer Francis Massey, 4212 tons (W. A. Massey and Sons), Wabana to Glasgow with iron ore was sunk by the U-48 with the loss of thirty-three of her crew.

65     BENNETT, 1st R.O. BERNARD WILLIAM (37),     SS HOMESIDE
7 February 1941

In position 43.52N 18.40W the cargo ship Homeside radioed she was leaking in No.1 hold and the crew were taking to the boats. On the 7 February the Admiralty advised that as nothing further had been heard since the distress signal, the vessel should be presumed lost. 32 crew and two gunners lost their lives.

66     BERRY, 2nd R.O. ALBERT GEORGE (28),     SS HOIHOW
2nd July 1943

Near Mauritius the cargo ship Hoihow, 2798 tons was sunk by U-181. Nine of her crew were lost.

67     BERRY, 3rd R.O. KENNETH PETER (30),     SS ST. ELWYN
28th November 1940

East of Bishop Rock the cargo ship St Elwyn, 4940 tons (South American Saint Line) Hull to Santos with coal was sunk by the U-1O3. Twenty-four of the crew were lost.

68     BIARD, 1st R.O. VICTOR (24),     SS DJURDJURA
13th June 1941

East of the Azores the cargo ship Djurdjura, 3460 tons (MOWT), Westbourne Shipping Co. Managers) Pepel to the U. K. was sunk by the submarine Brin (Italian). Thirty-two of the crew were lost.

69    BICE, 1st R.O. RICHARD MALACHI (25),     SS KOHINUR
15th November 1940

Off West Africa, the cargo ship Kohinur, 5166 tons (Asiatic S.N. Co.), Port Talbot to Alexandria and Port Said with Military stores, was sunk by the U-65, with loss of nine of her crew.

70    BINNIE, 1st R.O. JAMES WATT (33),     SS COULMORE        9th March 1943

The cargo ship Coulmore, 3670 tons (MOWT) was torpedoed and sunk in the North Atlantic by U-229 whilst in convoy SC 121 with the loss of thirty of her crew.

71    BIRD, 1st R.O. EDWARD PETERS (31),     MV INVERDARGLE    16th January 1940

In the Bristol Channel the tanker Inverdargle, 9456 tons (Inver Tankers), Trinidad to Avonmouth was sunk by a mine with the loss of forty-two of her crew.

72    BIRD, 3rd R.O. ERIC (20),    MV HARPAGUS
20th May 1941

South of Cape Farewell U-boats attacked a homeward convoy; the cargo ship Harpagus, 5173 tons (J. & C. Harrison) Baltimore to Bristol Channel was sunk by the U-98 with the loss of twenty-five of her crew.

73    BIRTLES, 1st R.O. JOHN HAROLD (45),     SS PELEUS
13th March 1944

The cargo ship PELEUS 4695 tons (Greek registration) was torpedoed and sunk by U-852 in the South Atlantic with the loss of thirty-eight of her crew.

74    BISHOP, 2nd R.O. CYRIL DENNIS (20),    SS LEADGATE
11th March 1943

In the Northwest Approaches U-boats sank the cargo ship Leadgate, 2125 tons (Consett Iron Co.) in a New York to U.K. convoy, with the loss of all hands, twenty-six people.

75    BISHOP, 1st R.O. HENRY GEORGE (44)     MV SEAFORTH
18th February 1941

Northwest of Ireland, the cargo ship Seaforth, 5459 tons (Elder Dempster), West Africa to Liverpool was sunk by the U-103 with the loss of all forty-nine crew and ten passengers.

76    BLACK, 3rd R.O. DAVID NORMAN TILLEY (18),     SS SAGANAGA        5th September 1942

The U-513 sank the cargo ship Saganaga, 5454 tons (C. Salvessen and Co.) whilst at anchor at Wabana with the loss of twenty of her crew.

77     BLACKLEY, 1st R.O. WILLIAM (31),     SS FORT MUMFORD
20th March 1943

Off the west coast of India the cargo ship Fort Mumford, 7132 tons (MOWT, Sir W. Reardon Smith, Managers) Colombo to the Middle East was sunk by the submarine I-27 (Japanese) with the loss of fifty crew, there was only one survivor.

78     BLEASE, 2nd R.O. DONALD RICHARD (27),     SS SEMBILANGAN
13th March 1943

The cargo ship Sembilangan, 4990 tons (Dutch registration) was torpedoed and sunk by U-107, 300 miles west of Cape Finisterre, on passage from Liverpool to Walvis Bay. Seventy-five of her crew and eleven gunners were lost

79     BLUMENFIELD, 3rd R.O. THEODORE PERCIVAL (20),    SS EMPIRE MAHSEER         3rd March 1943

Off East London the U-160 attacked a convoy from Durban to India sinking the cargo ship Empire Mahseer, 5087 tons (MOWT) with the loss of sixteen of her crew.

80     BLYTH, 2nd R.O. NORMAN ERIC (18),     SS INDUNA
30th March 1942

North of Murmansk the cargo ship Induna, 5086 tons (MacLay & McIntyre), New York to Murmansk was sunk by the U-376. Of her complement of sixty-six, only twenty-four survived.

81     BOARDMAN, 3rd R.O. JACK (17),     MV PETER MAERSK
7th December 1942

West of the Azores the cargo ship Peter Maersk, 5476 tons (MOWT, A. Holt and Co. Managers), Liverpool to the Middle East was sunk by the U-185 with the loss of all sixty-seven people on board.

82     BOARDMAN, 3rd R.O. RONALD (18),     MV SANDANGER
12th May 1943

The cargo ship Sandnger, 9432 tons (Norwegian registration) was torpedoed and sunk by U-221 in the North Atlantic Twenty of her crew were lost.

83     BOGIE, 3rd R.O. ROY MARSDEN (18),     SS TABARISTAN
29th May 1941

Near Freetown, the cargo liner Tabaristan, 6251 tons (F.C. Strick and Co.), Persian Gulf to the U.K. was sunk by the U-38, with the loss of seven of her crew.

84     BOLLEN, 1st R.O. IVOR JOHN (21),     SS HOLMELEA
28th February 1941

In the Northwest Approaches, the cargo ship Holmelea, 4223 tons (J Morrison & Sons), Rosario to Hull with grain was sunk by the U-47 with the lost of twenty-seven crew.

85     BOND, 1st R.O. GERALD R. (42),    SS OROPOS
21st December 1942

The cargo ship OROPOS 4474 tons (Greek Registration) left Loch Ewe on 9 December 1942 and straggled from convoy ON 153. She was torpedoed and sunk by U-621 on 18 December 1942.

86     BOOKER, 3rd R.O. BRIAN GRAY (17),    SS COIMBRA
14th January 1942

Near Long Island the tanker Coimbra, 6768 tons (Socony – Vacuum Transportation Co.) New York to the U. K. was sunk by the U-123. Thirty-six of her crew perished. Six survived but suffered serious burns.

87     BOOTH, 2nd R.O. BASIL (18),    SS EMPIRE JAGUAR
8th December 1940

West of Ireland the cargo ship Empire Jaguar, 5186 tons (MOWT, Sir W. Reardon Smith & Sons, Managers), Cardiff to Philadelphia. In ballast was sunk by U-103 with the loss of all thirty-seven crew.

88     BOUTROS, 1st R.O. WADI (24),    SS PHENIX
24th December 1941

The tanker Phenix, 5907 tons (MOWT), was sunk by a mine in Haifa Harbour, with the loss of four people.

89     BOWDEN, 1st R.O. JOHN NOEL (29),     SS RIO BLANCO        1st April 1942

East of Cape Hatteras, the cargo ship Rio Blanco, 4086 tons (Thompson Steam Shipping Co.) the Carribean to the U.K. was sunk by the U-160 with the loss of nineteen on board.

90     BRADLEY, 2nd R.O. JAMES CEDRIC (21),     SS HALLFRIED
31st October 1943

Norwegian registered ship. Torpedoed and sunk by U-262 in the North Atlantic with the loss of thirty-one crew.

91    BRADSHAW, 2nd R.O. JAMES HENRY (21),    SS BRITISH VENTURE
24th June 1943

In the southern Persian Gulf, the tanker British Venture, 4696 tons (British Tanker Co.), Abadan to Bombay was sunk by the submarine I-27 (Japanese) with the loss of seven of her crew.

92    BRAINWOOD, 2nd R.O. ERIC THOMAS FRANCIS (21),    MV WESTERN CHIEF
15th March 1941

South of Iceland, the cargo ship Western Chief, 5759 tons (MOWT, H. Hogarth and Sons, Managers), New York to Newport with steel was sunk by the submarine Emo (Italian) with the loss of twenty-two of her crew.

93    BRENNAN, 1st R.O. JAMES (30),     SS ASHWORTH
13th October 1942

Northeast of Newfoundland the U-221 attacked a homeward-bound convoy sinking the cargo ship Ashworth, 5227 tons (R.S. Dalgliesh) Trinidad to the U.K. with the loss of all forty-nine on board.

94    BRETT, 1st R.O. JOHN JOSPEH (42),     SS CITY OF BAGDAD    22nd September 1940

The passenger cargo liner City of Bagdad, 7506 tons (Ellerman Lines), U.K. to the Far East was sunk by the commerce raider Atlantis (German) in the Indian Ocean on the 11th July 1940. This officer died on 22 September 1940 when the German supply vessel TIRRANA, in which he was prisoner, was sunk by the British submarine TUNA in the Gironde Estuary, France.

95    BRETT, 3rd R.O. RONALD LESLIE (20),     SS W.C. TEAGLE
16th October 1941

U-boats attacked a homeward bound convoy southeast of Cape Farewell and the tanker W. C. Teagle, 9552 tons (Panama Transport Co.) was sunk by the U-558. The ship was from Aruba for the U.K. There were only nine survivors from her crew of forty and eight of these died when the rescuing ship, HMS Broadwater was torpedoed by U-101.

96    BREWER, 3rd R.O. ALAN KENNETH WINGATE (15),
SS VANCOUVER    21st September 1941

The tanker Vancouver, 5729 tons (Gow Harrison and Co. ) Halifax, Novia Scotia to the Thames was sunk by a mine off the Sunk Light Vessel. Thirty-four of her crew of thirty-six and five of her six gunners were lost.

97     BRIGGS, 2nd R.O. RONALD THORTON (35),     SS SHIRVAN
10th November 1944

Off Iceland the U-300 sank the tanker Shirvan, 6017 tons (Baltic Trading Co.), bound for Hvalfjord. Fourteen crewmembers lost their lives.

98    BROCK, 1st R.O. GEORGE ALBERT (27),     MV ATHELCREST
25th August 1940

West of Scotland the U-48 attacked a homeward bound convoy sinking the tanker Athelcrest, 6825 tons (Athel Line), Aruba to the Thames, with the loss of twenty-nine of her crew.

99    BROMLEY, 1st R.O. ALFRED (24),     MV GLENMOOR
27th November 1940

Off Northwest Ireland the cargo ship Glenmoor, 4393 tons (Runciman Shipping Co.), Cardiff to Alexandria with coal was sunk by the U-103. Twenty-nine crew members lost their lives.

100     BROUGH, 3rd R.O. PETER BROWN (19)    SS EMPIRE ENDURANCE    20th April 1941

West of the Hebrides the cargo ship Empire Endurance, 8570 tons (MOWT, Booth SS Co. Managers), South Wales to Alexandria with military stores was sunk by the U-73. Fifty-three of her crew died.

101    BROUGHTON, 1st R.O. STANLEY WALTER (24),     SS TREGARTHEN
6th June 1941

In the north Atlantic the cargo ship Tregarthen, 5201 tons (Hain SS Co.), South Wales to Jamaica was sunk by the U-48. Forty-two members of the crew died.

102    BROWN, 1st R.O. FREDERICK WILLIAM (20),     SS EMPIRE JAGUAR
8th December 1940

West of Ireland the cargo ship Empire Jaguar, 5186 tons (MOWT, Sir W. Reardon Smith & Sons, Managers), Cardiff to Philadelphia. In ballast was sunk by U-103 with the loss of all thirty-seven crew.

103     BROWN, 1st R.O. HAROLD (34),     SS TREVARRACK
29th December 1940

The SS Trevarrack (Hain SS Co.) was lost on the 8th June 1941. It is therefore assumed that this officer died from an enemy attack on the ship on the above date.

104     BROWN, 3rd R.O. KEITH (19),     SS BARBERRYS
26th November 1942

West of Newfoundland the cargo ship Barberrys, 5170 tons (Runciman London Ltd) from the U.S. to the Clyde was sunk by the U-663, with the loss of twenty of her crew.

105     BROWN, 1st R.O. SIDNEY PERCY (25),     SS LULWORTH HILL
19th March 1943

West of Lobito the cargo ship Lulworth Hill, 7628 tons (Counties Ship Management Co.), Mauritius to the U.K. was sunk by the submarine Da Vinci (Italian), Forty-seven of her forty-nine crew perished.

106     BRUCE, 2nd R.O. ANDREW DALGATY (18),     SS LUNULA
9th April 1941

The tanker Lunula, 6363 tons (H. E. Moss & Co.) was set on fire by a mine as she berthed at Thames Haven. The fire burned f or 97 hours. The tug Persia, 165 tons (W. Watkins Ltd) helping to berth the ship, was gutted. Twenty-six of the tanker’s crew died.

107     BUCHAN, 2nd R.O. DAVID (20),     SS ROSENBORG
24th April 1943

West of the Shetland Isles the cargo ship Rosenborg (MOWT, J. S. Stranaghan and Co., Managers) Reykjavik to the U. K. was sunk by the U-386. Twenty-two of the crewmembers perished.

108     BUCKLEY, 1st R.O. JOHN (20),     SS EMPIRE SPRINGBUCK    10th September 1941

South of Cape Farewell U-boats attacked a homeward bound convoy; U-81 sank the cargo ship Empire Springbuck, 5591 tons (MOWT, W. A. Souter and Co. Managers), Halifax to the U.K. She sank with all hands, forty-seven officers and men.

109     BUDD, 2nd R.O. FREDERICK CHARLES (19),    SS CLARISSA RADCLIFFE    9th March 1943

South of Halifax the cargo ship Clarissa Radcliffe, 5754 tons (E. T. Radcliffe and Co.), a straggler from a New York to U.K. convoy was seen for the last time on March 9th. All fifty- five crew died. She may have been torpedoed by U-663 on the 18th March.

110     BUDGELL, 2nd R.O. STANLEY JAMES (19)    SS VILLE DE TAMATAVE     23rd January 1943

The Ville de Tamatave was commodore ship of convoy ONS 160 when in ferocious weather she sank without warning taking all hands with her. The commodore, Admiral Sir H. J. Studholme Brownrigge KBE, GB, DSO was the most senior officer on either side to be killed on active service.

111     BULLOCK, 2nd R.O. THOMAS (18),     SS VICTOR ROSS
2nd December 1940

In U-boat attacks on convoys this day the U-43 sank the tanker Victor Ross, 12, 247 tons (British Mexican Petrol Co.), Liverpool to New York with the loss of forty-two of her crew.

112     BULLOCK, 3rd R.O. TOM (17),     SS ZURICHMOOR
24th May 1942

East of Philadelphia the cargo ship Zurichmoor, 4455 tons (Runciman Shipping Co.), was lost, sunk by U-432. Thirty-eight members of the crew were lost.

113     BURBY, 2nd R.O. LEWIS (43),    SS NAGINA
30th April 1943

Near Freetown, the U-515 attacked a U.K. bound convoy sinking the cargo liner Nagina, 6551 tons (British India S.N. Co.), from India. The above officer was the only European lost. The ship sank in 10 minutes.  The 2nd R. O. was struck on the head by one of the boats and was killed.

114    BURGER, 1st R.O. LEONARD ALFRED (39),     SS TRAIN FERRY NUMBER 2     13th June 1940

In the evacuation of troops from Le Havre, the steamer Train Ferry No. 2, 2678 tons (LNER Railway), was damaged by shore batteries and had to be beached. Fourteen people died.

115     BURGOINE, 2nd R.O. NORMAN BIRKETT (21),     MV KARS
22nd February 1942

South of Halifax the tanker Kars, 8888 tons (Wester Oil Shipping Co.) was sunk by the U-96. The afterpart was beached at Halifax on 27th February 1942. Forty-one members of the crew lost their lives.

116     BURNETT, 2nd R.O. HARRY (29),     SS CARPERBY
1st March 1942

Northwest of Bermuda, the cargo ship Carperby, 4890 tons (Ropner Shipping Co.), the U.K. to Buenos Aires was sunk by the U-588. Forty crewmembers lost their lives.

117     BURNETT, 3rd R.O. TRAYTON (20),    SS HARMALA
7th February 1943

Southeast of Cape Farewell, U-boats attacked a homeward bound convoy; the U-614 sank the cargo ship Harmala, 5730 tons (J. and C. Harrison), Brazil to the U.K. Forty of her complement of sixty-four were lost.

118     BURNS, 3rd R.O. JAMES RUSSELL (28)    SS EMPIRE ABILITY
26th June 1941

South of the Canary Islands the U-69 attacked a convoy sinking the cargo ship Empire Ability, 7603 tons (MOWT, Elder Dempster Line, Managers) South Africa to Liverpool with the loss of two of her crew.

119     BURROWS, 1st R.O. FRANK (36),     SS TREHATA,
8th August 1942

In mid-Atlantic U-boats attacked a Halifax to U.K. convoy sinking the cargo ship Trehata, 4817 tons (Ham SS Co), This vessel was sunk by U-176 with the loss of twenty people.

120     BURTENSHAW, 2nd R.O. FRANK ERNEST (19),     SS GREY RANGER
22nd September 1942

Northeast of Iceland the U-435 attacked a homeward bound Russian convoy sinking the oiler Grey Ranger (Fleet Auxiliary) with the loss of six crew.

121     BUSUTTIL, 1st R.O. JOHN (37),    SS SARONIKOS
7th December 1942

The cargo ship SARONIKOS 3548 tons (Greek registration) was torpedoed and sunk by U-177 in the south Mosambique Channel with the loss of thirty-two of her crew.

122     BUTCHART, 2nd R.O. JOHN (20),    SS EMPIRE STATESMAN    5th December 1940

In the North Atlantic the cargo ship Empire Statesman, 5306 tons (MOWT), sank with the loss of thirty-one of her crew.

123     BUTCHERS 3rd R.O. DENNIS WILLIAM (19),     SS NEWBURY
15th September 1941

In an attack on a North Atlantic convoy U-94 sank the cargo ship Newbury, 5102 tons (Capper Alexander and Co.), She was from Cardiff for Buenos Aires with coal and lost with all hands.

124     BUTLER, 2nd R.O. RICHARD (24),    SS STOCKPORT
23rd February 194

East of Cape Race the cargo ship Stockport, 1683 tons (London & North Eastern Railway), the U.K. to Canada was sunk by the U-604; she had been acting as rescue ship. All hands were lost, fifty-one crew, nine gunners, four naval ratings and ninety-one survivors she had on board from other ships lost in the convoy (ONS 166).

125    BUTTERWORTH, 1st R.O. ALAN RUPERT CHEADLE (33),
SS PENNINGTON COURT    9th October 1942

Southeast of Cape Farewell the cargo ship Pennington Court, 6098 tons (Haldin & Philips), St. Johns N.B. to the U.K., was sunk by the U-254 with the loss of all forty crew.

126     BUTTERWORTH, 2nd R.O. RUDOLPH (18),     MV SAN EMILIANO
9th August 1942

Off Guiana the tanker San Emiliano, 8071 tons (Eagle Oil & Shipping Co.), Curacao to the Middle East was sunk by the U-155, with the loss of thirty-one of her crew.

127     BYRAM, 2nd R.O. ROLAND SIDNEY (22),    SS GLENDENE
8th October 1942

South of Freetown the cargo ship Glendene, 4413 tons (Glendene Shipping Co.), Buenos Aires to the U.K. was sunk by the U-125 with the loss of five of her crew.

128     BYWATER, 1st R.O. WALTER WILLIAM HENRY (23),    SS EMPIRE TOWER    5th March 1943

Off Cape Finisterre, the U-13O attacked a Gibraltar to U.K. convoy sinking the cargo ship Empire Tower, 4378 tons (MOWT) from Huelva; with the loss of thirty-six crew.

129     CADWELL, 3rd R.O. DOUGLAS MAURICE (19),     SS YOMA
17th June 1943

Near Derna, the cargo/passenger ship Yoma, 8131 tons (P. Henderson and Co.), Sfax for Egypt was sunk by a submarine (identity unknown); of the 1670 crew and troops on board, four hundred and fifty were lost.

130     CAHILL, 3rd R.O. MICHAEL JOSEPH PATRICK (19),    SS EMPIRE IMPALA        11th March 1943

Southeast of Cape Farewell the cargo ship Empire Impala, 6116 tons (MOWT) the U.S. to the U.K. was sunk by the U-591 as she picked up survivors from the cargo/passenger liner Egyptian. There were only three survivors. Forty-one of her crew died.

131     CAHILL, 1st R.O. PATRICK CHRISTOPHER (37),    SS KENBANE HEAD     5th November 1940

In the North Atlantic the pocket battle ship Admiral Scheer (German) attacked a 38 ship homeward-bound convoy sinking, amongst others, the cargo ship Kenbane Head, 5225 tons (G. Heyn and Sons), Montreal to Belfast and Dublin. There were twenty survivors, twenty-three of her crew died.

132     CALLAGHAN, 2nd R.O. FRANCIS JOSEPH (23),     SS KORANTON
28th March 1941

In the North Atlantic the cargo ship Koranton, 6695 tons (R. Chapman and Son), Philadelphia to Hull was sunk by U-98 with the loss of thirty-four of her crew.

133     CAMERON, 3rd R.O. KENNETH WILLIAM ROLAND (19),
SS STOCKPORT    23rd February 1943

East of Cape Race the cargo ship Stockport, 1683 tons (London & North Eastern Railway), the U.K. to Canada was sunk by the U-604; she had been acting as rescue ship. All hands were lost, fifty-one crew, nine gunners, four naval ratings and ninety-one survivors she had on board from other ships lost in the convoy (ONS 166).

134     CAMERON, 3rd R.O. LACHLAN (30),     SS HARPAGON
20th April 1942

Northwest of Bermuda the cargo ship Harpagon, 5719 tons (J. and C. Harrison), the U.K. to India via New York was sunk by the U-109, with the loss of thirty-five of her crew.

135     CAMERON, 1st R.O. WILLIAM BROWN (19),     MV NEPTUNIAN
7th September 1940

In the Northwest Approaches the U-47 attacked a homeward-bound convoy sinking the Neptunian, 5155 tons (W.A. Souter and Co.), with the loss of thirty-five of her crew.

136    CAMFIELD, 2nd R.O. KENNETH ARTHUR GEORGE (18), MV PETER MAERSK     7th December 1942

West of the Azores the cargo ship Peter Maersk, 5476 tons (MOWT, A. Holt and Co. Managers), Liverpool to the Middle East was sunk by the U-185 with the loss of all sixty-seven people on board.

137     CAMPBELL, 2nd R.O. EDWARD RUSSELL (17),     SS EMPIRE TOUCAN
29th June 1940

In the Southwest Approaches, the cargo ship Empire Toucan, 4127 tons (MOWT) outward bound for Port Sulphur was sunk by the U-47. Three crewmembers died.

138     CAMPBELL, 2nd R.O. JAMES (18),     SS PORT HUNTER
11th July 1942

West of Madeira the cargo liner Port Hunter, 8826 tons (Port Line) U.K. to New Zealand was sunk by the U-582 with the loss of eighty-two crew and passengers. There were only three survivors.

139     CAMPBELL, 2nd R.O. JAMES BELL (21),     SS GRETAVALE
2nd November 1941

East of Newfoundland, a homeward-bound convoy was attacked by U-boats; the U-202 sank the cargo ship Gretavale, 4586 tons (Crawford Shipping Co.), U.S. to the U.K. From her crew of forty-seven only five were survivors.

140    CAMPBELL, 2nd R.O. JOHN ALEXANDER PARIS (22),    SS CAPE CORSO
2nd May 1942

In a Russian convoy the cargo ship Cape Corso, 3807 tons (Lyle Shipping Co.), the U.K. to Murmansk was sunk by German aircraft with the loss of fifty of her crew.

141     CAMPBELL, 1st R.O. JOHN M (33),     MV KING MALCOLM,
31st October 1941

Off Newfoundland, the cargo ship King Malcolm, 5120 tons (Dodd Thomson & Co.) was sunk by the U-374. Her crew of thirty-four and four gunners were all lost in mountainous seas.

142     CAMPBELL, 1st R.O. RICHARD WILLIAM COLIN (45),    SS BARON KELVIN         19th October 1941

West of Gibraltar the U-206 sank the cargo ship Baron Kelvin, 3081 tons (H. Hogarth and Sons) bound for Melilla, with the loss of seventeen of her crew.

143     CANHAM, 3rd R.O. DONALD ARTHUR (22),     SS WAYFARER
19th August 1944

Off East Africa the cargo liner Wayfarer, 5068 tons (T. and J. Harrison), East Africa to the U.K. was sunk by the U-862, with the loss of forty-five of her crew.

144     CANNELL, 1st R.O. BRIAN INGLES (22),     SS ARABISTAN
14th August 1942

Southwest of St Helena, the cargo ship Arabistan, 5874 tons (F.C. Strick and Co.), the Persian Gulf to the U.S., was sunk by the commerce raider Michel (German). There was one survivor from her crew of sixty.

145     CAPPS, 1st R.O. EDWARD RICHARD (39),     SS MATHERAN
19th October 1940

In the Northwest Approaches U-boats attacked a homeward-bound convoy sinking, amongst others, the cargo liner Matheran, 7653 tons (T. and J. Brocklebank), U.S. to U.K. This vessel was sunk by the U-38. Nine of her crew were lost.

146     CARN, 3rd R.O. FREDERICK ROY (17),     SS HORN SHELL
26th July 1941

West of Madeira the tanker Horn Shell, 8272 tons (Anglo-Saxon Petrol Co.) bound for Curacao was sunk by the Italian submarine Barbarigo. Five members of the crew died.

147     CARPENTER, 1st R.O. ARTHUR (22),    SS INDUNA
30th March 1942

North of Murmansk the cargo ship Induna, 5086 tons (MacLay & McIntyre), New York to Murmansk was sunk by the U-376. Of her complement of sixty-six, only twenty-four survived.

148     CARPENTER, 2nd R.O. STANLEY GEORGE (26),    SS SAN FLORENTINO
2nd October 1941

In mid-Atlantic, the tanker San Florentino, 12843 tons (Eagle Oil and Shipping Co. Ltd.), bound for Curacao on Admiralty service was sunk by the U-94. Twenty-two of her crew were lost after a two-hour fight with U-94, on whom she inflicted some damage before sinking.

149     CARR, 2nd R.O. DOUGLAS THEODORE (20),     SS SAUGOR
27th August 1941

West of Ireland, U-557 attacked a convoy, sinking the cargo ship Saugor,
6303 tons (James Nourse Ltd), the U.K. to India, with the loss of eleven of her crew.

150     CARR, 3rd R.O. EDWARD HENRY (18),     SS NEWTON ASH
8th February 1943

South of Iceland, the cargo ship Newton Ash, 4625 tons (C. Strubin & Co.),
St. John’s N.B. to the U.K. was sunk by U-402. There were only four survivors from a crew of forty-three.

151     CARR. 3rd R.O. LAWRENCE (18),    MV SILVERBEECH
28th March 1943

Southeast of the Canary Islands, U-boats attacked an outward-bound convoy; the U-172 sank the cargo ship Silverbeech, 5319 tons (S. and J. Thompson) U.K. to West Africa, with the loss of nineteen of her crew.

152     CARTER, 3rd R.O. DOUGLAS GRAEME (19),     SS CLAN MacFADYEN
26th November 1942

Northwest of British Guiana, the cargo liner Clan MacFadyen, 6191 tons (Clan Line), Mauritius to the U.K. with sugar was sunk by U-508. Fifteen members of the crew died.

153     CARTMELL, 2nd R.O. BENJAMIN (22),     SS CORABELLA
30th April 1943

Near Freetown, the U-515 attacked a U.K. bound convoy; sinking the cargo ship Corabella, 5682 tons (Saguenay Terminals), from West Africa, with the loss of nine crew.

154     CARTNER, 2nd R.O. JAMES (18),     MV MALAYA II
27th June 1941

East of Cape Farewell, the cargo ship Malaya II, 8651 tons (MOWT, United Baltic Corp. Managers), Montreal to the U. K. was sunk by U-564. Thirty-six of her crew died.

155     CARTON, 3rd R.O. WILLIAM EDWARD (17),     MV EMPIRE STAR
23rd October 1942

North of the Azores, the passenger/cargo ship Empire Star, 12656 tons (Blue Star Line), the U.K. to South Africa was sunk by U-615 with the loss of thirty crew and six passengers.

156     CASPELL, 1st R.O. JOHN (23),     SS NAILSEA COURT
10th March 1943

South of Iceland, the cargo ship Nailsea Court, 4946 tons (Evans and Reid), Beira to London was sunk by U-229. Forty-four of her crew died. There were only four survivors.

157     CAVELL, 1st R.O. NORMAN VINCENT (40),     SS TACOMA STAR
1st February 1942

East of Hampton Roads, the cargo liner Tacoma Star, 7924 tons (Blue Star Line), Buenos Aires to the U.K. was sunk by U-109. All eighty-five crew died.

158     CHALMERS, 3rd R.O. ALBERT ALEXANDER (18), SS EMPIRE WAVE
2nd October 1941

East of Cape Farewell, the cargo ship Empire Wave, 7643 tons (MOWT, Barr, Crombie and Co. Managers), the U.K. to Halifax was sunk by U-562. Thirty-two of her crew were lost and ten of the survivors had major amputations from frostbite.

159     CHAMBERLAIN, 2nd R.O. PETER (19),     SS CORNWALL
31st August 1940

There are no records of this vessel (Federal Steam Navigation Co.) being destroyed by enemy action. It must be assumed that this officer was killed when enemy aircraft bombed the ship six miles south of Crete.

160     CHAMBERS, 2nd R.O. THOMAS ROBERT (20),     SS ARAKAKA
23rd June 1941

East of Newfoundland, the steamer Arakaka, 2379 tons (Booker Line) was sunk by U-77. She was serving as a weather ship with the Admiralty. She was lost with all hands, forty-six men including Admiralty weather personnel.

161     CHAMBERS, 2nd R.O. WALTER (22),     MV CLEA
13th February 1941

Southeast of Iceland, the U-96 sank the tanker Clea, 8074 tons (on Admiralty service), Aruba to the U.K. The ship was on charter from the Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co. and lost with all hands, fifty-nine persons.

162     CHAPMAN, 2nd R.O. WALTER CHARLES HENRY (42), SS BRITISH YEOMAN    14th July 1942

West of the Canary Islands, the tanker British Yeoman, 6990 tons (British Tanker Co.), Curacao to Gibraltar on Admiralty service was sunk by U-201. Thirty-six crewmembers died.

163     CHARLTON, 2nd R.O. FRANCIS STANLEY (24), SS WINAMAC
31st August 1942

Near Paramaribo, the tanker Winamac, 8621 tons (Socony-Vacuum Transportation), Trinidad to Ponto Delgada was sunk by U-66 with the loss of thirty of her crew.

164     CHARLTON, 1st R.O. ROBERT OWEN (25),     SS FORT CONCORD
12th May 1943

North of the Azores, the cargo ship Fort Concord, 7138 tons (MOWT), Canada to the U.K. was sunk by U-403. Twenty-nine of her crew were lost.

165     CHATER, 3rd R.O. HENRY WALTER JOHN (17),     MV ARINIA
19th December 1940

Off Southend Pier, the tanker Arinia, 8034 tons (Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co.), Aruba to the Isle of Grain, was sunk by a mine. Fourteen of her crew lost their lives.

166    CHERRY, 1st R.O. M.B. (23),     SS ALBANO
2nd March 1940

Off Coquet Island, the steamer Albano, 1176 tons (Ellerman Wilson Line), Hull to Norway, was sunk by a mine. Nine on board were lost.

167     CHEW, 2nd R.O. DOUGLAS JOSEPH (25),     SS BLAIRATHOLL
27th November 1942

The cargo ship Blairatholl, 3319 tons (C. Nisbet and Co.) was lost; thirty-five of her crew died.

168     CHILCOTT, 3rd R.O. BROMLEY WILLIAM (19),     SS CERINTHUS
5th January 1943

Southwest of Cape Verde Islands in position 12° 27’N  27° 45’W, the tanker Cerinthus 3878 tons (Hadley Shipping Co.), the U.K. to Freetown was sunk by U-128 on 9/11/42. Two lifeboats were launched.  The Captain`s boat with 16 crew was not picked up until 24 January 1943.  The 3rd R. O. was in this boat. At the time of rescue only one seaman, a donkeyman, was still alive. This open lifeboat had made a voyage of 76 days. 16 of her crew lost their lives.

169     CHILD, 1st R.O. ALFRED GEORGE (38),    SS HARPASA
6th April 1942

Off the northeast coast of India the cargo ship Harpasa, 5082 tons (J. and C. Harrison), was sunk by Japanese aircraft. This officer was rescued by SS Taksang but lost his life when a Japanese naval squadron shelled that ship.

170     CHILES, 3rd R.O. GEORGE MICHAEL (21),     SS BULLMOUTH
29th October 1942

Near Madeira, U-boats attacked a homeward-bound convoy; U-659 sank the tanker Bullmouth, 7519 tons (Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co.), on Admiralty service, which went down with the loss of forty-five of her crew.

171     CHISHOLM, 1st R.O. FREDERICK CAMPBELL (21),    SS EMPIRE HERON        15th October 1941

U-boats attacked a homeward-bound convoy southeast of Cape Farewell; U-568 sank the cargo ship Empire Heron, 6023 tons (MOWT, A. Weir and Co. Managers), Canada to the U.K. Forty-three of her crew lost their lives. There was one survivor.

172    CHITTY, 1st R.O. GEORGE WILLIAM CHARLES (25), SS ORANGEMOOR
31st May 1940

In the Southwest Approaches, the steamer Orangemoor, 5775 tons (Runciman Shipping Co.), Bona to the Tyne with iron ore was sunk by U-101 with the loss of eighteen crewmembers.

173     CLARK, 1st R.O. FREDERICK RONALD (31),     MV BRITISH RESOURCE    14th March 1942

South of Nova Scotia, the tanker British Resource, 7209 tons (British Tanker Co.), Curacao to the U. K. was sunk by the U-124. Forty-two members of the crew lost their lives.

174     CLARK, 2nd R.O. PHILLIP (19),     SS CASPIA
16th April 1942

South of Beirut, the tanker Caspia, 6018 tons (Overseas Oil & Transport Co.), Haifa to Tripoli (Syria) was sunk by U-81 with the loss of twenty-two of her crew.

175     CLARK, 1st R.O. STANLEY (37)    SS BLAIRMORE
25th August 1940

In the North Atlantic, U-37 attacked a homeward-bound convoy sinking the steamer Blairmore, 4141 tons (C. Nisbet and Co.), Newcastle N.B. to the Tyne with pit props. Five members of the crew died.

176    CLARKE, 1st R.O. BERNARD GIBBONS (28),     SS FORT MISSANABIE
19th May 1944

South of Taranto the cargo ship Fort Missanabie, 7147 tons (MOWT) was sunk by U-453 after leaving port, with the loss of eleven of her crew.

177     CLARKE, 1st R.O. CHARLES HARLE (31),     SS BENAVON
11th September 1940

In the Indian Ocean, the cargo liner Benavon, 5872 tons (Ben Line), Far East to London, was sunk by the German commerce raider Pinguin. Twenty-four of her crew lost their lives.

178     CLARKE, 2nd R.O. PHILIP GUY TUNSTALL (23),     SS CARSBRECK
24th October 1941

Southwest of Cape St. Vincent, U-564 sank the cargo ship Carsbreck, 3670 tons (Carslogie SS Co.), Almeria to Barrow. Twenty of her crew lost their lives.

179     CLEGG, 1st R.O. JOHN ROWLAND (No age given), SS TABER PARK
13th March 1945

Near Great Yarmouth, the cargo ship Taber Park, 2878 tons (MOWT), the Tyne to London was lost with twenty-four of her crew. It is thought a German midget submarine sank her.

180     CLELAND, 1st R.O. GEORGE BRYCE (34),    SS EMPIRE STEVENSON    13th September 1942

Southwest of Bear Island, He-111’s attacked a Russian bound convoy. They flew in line abreast and dropped their torpedoes simultaneously, hitting eight ships including the cargo ship Empire Stevenson, 6209 tons (MOWT). Forty of the crew died.

181     CLERY, 1st R.O. PHILIP FRANCIS (42)    SS BRITISH PREMIER
24th December 1940

Near Freetown, the tanker British Premier, 5872 tons (British Tanker Co.), was sunk by U-65 with the loss of 31crew.

182     CLUNAS, 1st R.O. ROBERT KITCHENER (24),     MV CLEA
13th February 1941

Southeast of Iceland, the U-96 sank the tanker Clea, 8074 tons (on Admiralty service), Aruba to the U.K. The ship was on charter from the Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co. and lost with all hands, fifty-nine persons.

183     CLYDESDALE, 2nd R.O. JAMES (24),     SS TREVERBYN
21st October 1941

In the Southwest Approaches U-82 sank the cargo ship Treverbyn, 5281 tons (Ham SS Co.) from West Africa to the U.K. All forty-nine people on board were lost.

184     COATES, 2nd R.O. CHARLES FRANCIS (19),     SS BASSA
29th September 1940

West of Ireland, the cargo liner Bassa, 5267 tons (Elder Dempster), was sunk by U-32 with the loss of all her forty-eight crew.

185     COCHRANE, 3rd R.O. THOMAS KILGOUR (22),     SS KANBE
8th May 1943

Off Liberia, the cargo ship Kanbe, 6244 tons, the Middle East to the U.K. was sunk by the U-123, with the loss of thirteen of the crew.

186     COLEMAN, 1st R.O. EDWARD ALLAN (19),     SS EMPIRE HEATH
13th May 1944

East of Brazil, the cargo ship Empire Heath, 6644 tons (MOWT), Victoria Bay to the U.K. was sunk by U-129. All forty-seven of her crew were lost.

187     COLVILLE, 1st R.O. ROBERT (42),     SS RIO DORADO
16th March 1941

The German battle cruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau attacked cargo ships from a recently dispersed convoy east of Newfoundland sinking, amongst others, the cargo ship Rio Dorado, 4507 tons (Thompson SS Co.), the Tyne to Baltimore which sank with the loss of all thirty-nine crew.

188     COMBER, 2nd R.O. JACK (32),    SS NEW YORK
25th September 1942

A convoy of eight ex-U.S. riverboats and coastal steamers all chartered by the MOWT and bound from New York to the U.K. was attacked by U-boats. The Boston, 4989 tons was sunk by U-216 with the loss of sixty-two of the crew and the New York, 4989 tons was sunk by the U-96 with the loss of sixty crew. There were four survivors from the two ships.

189     COOK, 1st R.O. ALEXANDER (42),     SS JONATHON HOLT
24th February 1941

Between the West Coast of Ireland and south of Iceland, U-boats attacked ships that had just dispersed from an outward-bound convoy. U-97 sank the cargo ship Jonathon Holt, 4973 tons (John Holt and Co.), on passage to the west coast of Africa. Forty crew and eleven passengers died.

190     COOK, 3rd R.O. HENRY ALEXANDER (16),     SS EMPIRE PRAIRIE
10th April 1942

Northeast of Bermuda, the cargo ship Empire Prairie, 7010 tons (MOWT,
Kaye Son and Co. Managers), Canada to Alexandria was sunk by U-654 with the loss of forty-nine of her crew.

191     COOMBES, 2nd R.O. ROY LESTER (27),     SS BRITISH PREMIER
24th December 1940

Near Freetown, the tanker British Premier, 5872 tons (British Tanker Co.), was sunk by U-65 with the loss of 31crew.

192     COOPER, 1st R.O. LINCOLN REDVERS (40),     SS TREGENNA
17th September 1940

In the Northwest Approaches, the cargo ship Tregenna, 5242 tons (Ham SS Co.), Philadelphia to Newport was sunk by U-65. Thirty-two of her crew died.

193     COOPER, 2nd R.O. MAURICE GEORGE (29),    SS CORTES
26th September 1941

Attacks on a homeward-bound convoy continued north of the Azores for the second day; U-203 sank the cargo ship Cortes, 1374 tons (MacAndrews and Co.), Lisbon to Liverpool. Thirty-six of her crew died.

194     COOTE, 1st R.O. ARTHUR (No age given),     SS TESTBANK
2nd December 1943

German Ju-88 bombers attacked Ban Harbour where there were over 30 ships carrying military cargo; amongst those lost was the cargo ship Test bank, 5083 tons (A. Weir and Co.). 20 ships were lost and 6 damaged. In the disaster over one thousand people died, and more than eight hundred taken to hospital

195    CORBERT, 3rd R.O. JAMES MACMINTEY (22),    SS BRITISH VENTURE
24th June 1943

In the southern Persian Gulf, the tanker British Venture, 4696 tons (British Tanker Co.), Abadan to Bombay was sunk by the submarine I-27 (Japanese) with the loss of seven of her crew.

196     CORNTHWAITE, 1st R.O. NORMAN (No age given), SS MONTREAL CITY
21st December 1942

East of Newfoundland, the cargo liner Montreal City, 3066 tons (Bristol City Line), Bristol to New York was sunk by U-591 with the loss of all thirty-two of the crew.

197     CORRIE, 2nd R.O. PAUL ASHWELL BOYD (18),     SS DESIGNER
9th July 1941

In the North Atlantic, the cargo liner Designer, 5945 tons, (T. and J. Harrison), the U.K. to South Africa was sunk by U-98 with the loss of sixty-eight lives.

198     COTTON, 3rd R.O. TIMOTHY JOHN (17),     SS EMPIRE CITIZEN
2nd February 1941

South of Iceland the U-107 sank the cargo ship Empire Citizen, 4683 tons (MOWT), Liverpool to Rangoon with the loss of seventy-eight lives.

199     COUPE, 3RD R.O. FRANK LIONEL (17),    MV CONUS
4th April 1941

In the North Atlantic the tanker Conus, 3132 tons (Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co.), South Wales to Curacao on Admiralty service was sunk by U-97 with the loss of eighteen of the crew.

200    COURTENAY, 1st R.O. ARTHUR CLAREMONT (33),    SS EMPIRE PRAIRIE    10th April 1942

Northeast of Bermuda, the cargo ship Empire Prairie, 7010 tons (MOWT,
Kaye Son and Co. Managers), Canada to Alexandria was sunk by U-654 with the loss of forty-nine of her crew.

201     COWAN, 1st R.O. DAVID (43),    SS FORT LAMY
8th March 1943

East of Cape Farewell, a U-boat (identity not known) sank the cargo ship Fort Lamy (MOWT), Philadelphia to the U.K. This vessel was in a homeward-bound convoy that lost twelve ships in blinding snowstorms and force 10 winds. The ship, carrying TNT, blew up and forty members of her crew died, there were only three survivors.

202     COWARD, 1st R.O. EDWARD MASON (20),     SS TRAVELLER
26th January 1942

South of Nova Scotia, the cargo liner Traveller, 3963 tons (T. and J. Harrison), the U.S. Gulf to Liverpool was sunk by U-106 with the loss of all fifty-nine of her crew.

203    COX, 3rd R.O. ARTHUR EARLE (18),     SS EMPIRE LANCER    16th August 1944

In the Madagascar channel, the cargo ship Empire Lancer, 7037 tons (MOWT, A. Holt and Co. Managers), Durban to the U. K. was sunk by U-862. Fourteen of her crew died.

204    COX, 2nd R.O. TERENCE RHOADES (19),     SS YOMA            17th June 1943

Near Derna, the cargo/passenger ship Yoma, 8131 tons (P. Henderson and Co.), Sfax for Egypt was sunk by a submarine (identity unknown); of the 1670 crew and troops on board, four hundred and fifty were lost.

205     CRABTREE, 1st R.O. WILLIAM HAROLD (26),     SS EMPIRE STREAM     25th Sept. 1941

A north-bound convoy (HG 73) was attacked by U- boats near the Azores; the
U-124 sank the cargo ship Empire Stream, 2922 tons (MOWT, J.S. Stranaghan and Co. Managers), Huelva to the U.K. losing six crew and two stowaways.

206    CRAIG, 1st R.O. ERNEST WILLIAM (21),     SS ASCOT            29th February 1944

East of the Seychelles, the cargo liner Ascot, 7005 tons, India to Mauritius was sunk by the Japanese submarine I-37.There were definitely only 7 survivors, but sources differ regarding the number lost which is likely to have been 45. Forty died when the lifeboats and rafts were machine-gunned, but others were lost when she was torpedoed

207    CRAIG, 1st R.O. WILLIAM JAMES BARCLAY (44), MV. CINGALESE PRINCE    20th September 1941

South of St. Paul Rock, the cargo liner Cingalese Prince, 8474 tons (Furness Withy and Co.), India to Liverpool was sunk by U-111. She was lost with all hands, fifty-eight people.

208    CRAINE, 1st R.O. DAVID ANDERSON (26),     SS DEPTFORD
13th December 1939

Northwest of Honningsvaag, the steamer Deptford, 4101 tons (Watts, Watts and Co.), was sunk by U-38. She sailed from Narvik. Thirty-one people died.

209    CRANSTON, 3rd R.O. THOMAS REGINALD (18),     SS UMVUMA        7th August 1943

Near Mauritius, the cargo liner Umvuma, 4419 tons (Bullard, King and Co.), London to Mauritius was sunk by U-181 with the loss of seven of her crew.

210    CRARER 1st R.O.  R.O. WILLIAM (29),    SS BELCREST        15th February 1941

In the North Atlantic, the cargo ship Belcrest, 4517 tons was sunk by the submarine Bianchi (Italian). Thirty-six of her crew died.

211     CREEGAN, 1st R.O. FREDERICK (23),     MV SILVERPALM
9th June 1941

In the North Atlantic, the cargo ship Silverpalm, 6373 tons (S. J. Thompson), was sunk by U-101. She was lost with all hands, fifty-four crew, eleven gunners and three passengers.

212     CRICHTON, 3rd R.O. FORBES GERRARD DUNCAN (18), SS MARITIMA     2nd November 1942

East of Newfoundland, U-boats attacked a homeward bound convoy; U-522 sank the cargo ship Maritima, 5801 tons (Neil and Pandellia) from U.S./Canada to U.K. Thirty of her crew were killed.

212A   CRICHTON   2nd  R. O. ROBERT  LEWIS  (19)    s.s, IRISH PINE
15  November  1942

The IRISH  PINE  (ex American  –  WEST  HERMATITE ) now Irish
Shipping; was torpedoed and sunk by U-608 in position  42° 45’N
58° 00’W.  The vessel sank in three minutes.

(Note: R. L. Crichton joined the Marconi Company on 30/4/ 40, No.  11072.  His home address was:  25 Wellington St, Edinburgh).

213     CROCKETT, 1st R.O. FREDERICK IMPETT (23),     SS GARMULA
23rd July 1942

About 200 miles off Freetown, the passenger cargo ship Garmula, 5254 tons (British India S.N. Co.), Australia to the U.K. was sunk by U-752 with the loss of four crew.

214     CROSBY, 1st R.O. DANE GEOFFREY (18),    SS ASHBURY
8th January 1945

Bound from Loch Ewe to the Tyne in convoy, the cargo ship Ashbury, 3901 tons (Alexander Shipping Co.), encountered atrocious weather conditions in the Pentland Firth. When her engines broke down she drifted and foundered at Talmine Skerries at the mouth of the Kyle of Tongue. Thirty-eight of her crew and four gunners were lost. Twenty-seven bodies were recovered and interred; fifteen of her crew were lost at sea.

215     CROWFOOT, 2nd R.O. JACK (24),    SS BALTISTAN
27th February 1941

West of Ireland the cargo liner Baltistan, 6803 tons (F.C. Strick), bound for South Africa with military stores was sunk by the submarine Bianchi (Italian) with the loss of twelve of her crew.

216     CUMBERFORD, 1st R.O. HUGH BROWN (19),     SS KELLWYN
27th July 1941

Off Cape Finisterre, the cargo ship Kellwyn, 1459 tons (Stockwood Rees and Co.), the Tyne to Lisbon was sunk by U-203. Ten of her crew died.

217     CUNNING, 3rd.R.O. HENRY GORDON (22),    MV BEHAR
18/19th March 1944

Southwest of the Cocos Islands, the cargo ship Behar, (Ham SS Co.) was sunk by the Japanese cruiser TONE. 65 of her crew and passengers were murdered on the cruiser.

218     CUMMINGS, 2nd R.O. DONALD (18),     MV MOANDA
28th March 1943

The MV MOANDA 4621 tons (Belgian Registration) whilst in convoy RS3 was torpedoed and sunk by U-167 east of the Canaries while on passage from Algiers to Takoradi. Twenty-nine of her crew were lost.

219     CUNNING, 3rd R.O. HENRY (19),    SS HATASU
2nd October 1941

About 600 miles east of Cape Race, the cargo liner Hatasu, 3198 tons (Moss Hutchinson Line), the U. K. to New York was sunk by U-431. Thirty-three of her crew were lost.

220     CURTIS, 2nd R.O. NORMAN RUPERT (29),     SS AGUILA
19th August 1941

480 miles west of Lands End, U-boats attacked an outward-bound convoy
OG71. U-2O1 sank the commodore ship Aguila, 3255 tons, (Yeoward Brothers), Liverpool to Gibraltar and Lisbon. She sank very quickly with the loss of sixty-five crew, five gunners, the Commodore and his staff of four, and eighty-nine passengers including the first draft of twenty-two W.R.N.S. to be posted overseas. There were only sixteen survivors.

221     CUSACK, 3rd R.O. TREVOR (19),    SS OAKCREST
22nd November 1940

West of Rockall, the cargo ship Oakcreast, 5407 tons (Crest Shipping Co.), Liverpool to New York, was sunk by U-123. She lost thirty-five of her forty-four crew.

222     DALGLIESH, 1st R.O. BENJAMIN PARK (39),     SS NAVASOTA
5th December 1939

In the Bay of Biscay, the passenger/cargo liner Navasota, 8795 tons (Royal Mail Line), Liverpool to South America was sunk by U-47 with the loss of thirty-seven lives.

223     DALL, 2nd R.O. ROSS N. (32)    MV FORT RICHEPANSE    3rd September 1941

West of Ireland, the cargo ship Fort Richepanse, 3485 tons (MOWT, Canadian Pacific SS Co. Managers), Montreal to Liverpool was sunk by U-567. Twenty-six of her crew died.

224    DALY, 3rd R.O. JOSEPH VINCENT (17),     SS TESTBANK
2nd December 1943

German Ju-88 bombers attacked Ban Harbour where there were over 30 ships carrying military cargo; amongst those lost was the cargo ship Test bank, 5083 tons (A. Weir and Co.). 20 ships were lost and 6 damaged. In the disaster over one thousand people died, and more than eight hundred taken to hospital

224A   DALY 1st R.O.  THOMAS  (32)             SS IRISH PINE
15 November 1942

The IRISH PINE  (ex American  –  WEST  HERMATITE ) now Irish
Shipping; was torpedoed and sunk by U-608 in position  42° 45’N
58° 00’W.  The vessel sank in three minutes.

(Note:  T. Daly joined the Marconi Company on 16/6/41, No. 13201.
His home address was: 15 Niall St, North Circular Road, Dublin 7, Ireland)

225     DALZIEL, 2nd R.O. THOMAS (20),     SS CLAN MacFARLANE    17th June 1940

The SS Clan MacFarlane was sunk by collision off Socotra, half the crew and 20 Askari soldiers were lost. She was 6169 tons and owned by Clan Line Steamers Ltd.

226     DAMGAARRD, 1st R.O. NIELS BERNHARD HANSEN (40),
SS STORAA    3rd November 1943

Off Hastings German E-boats sank the cargo ship Storaa, 1967 tons (MOWT), London to Bristol. Eighteen of her crew died.

227     DANCE, 1st R.O. JEFFREY HEWISON (26),     MV NOTTINGHAM
7th November 1941

In the North Atlantic the cargo liner Nottingham, 8532 tons (Federal S. N. Co.), U.K. to Australia was sunk by U-74. She was on her maiden voyage and there were no survivors. Sixty-one officers and crew perished.

228     DANNREUTHER, 3rd R. O. STEPHEN EDWARD (19),     SS HARPERLEY
4th May 1943

South of Cape Farewell, U-boats attacked a U.K. to U.S./Canada convoy; U-264 sank the cargo ship Harperley, 4586 tons (J. & C. Harrison). Eleven of her crew lost their lives.

229     DARROCH, 1st R.O. RALPH HARVEY (23),     SS AMICUS
19th December 1940

About 240 miles west of Ireland, the cargo ship Amicus, 3660 tons (W.H. Seager and Co.), Tampa to the U.K. with phosphates was sunk by the submarine Bagnolini (Italian) with the loss of thirty-five of her crew.

230     DAUGHERTY, 2nd R.O. WILLIAM CUNNELL (25), SS HAWKINGE
27th July 1941

West of Cape Finisterre, the cargo ship Hawkinge, 2475 tons (H.Constants), the U.K. to Lisbon was sunk by a U-boat, identity unknown, with the loss of thirteen of the crew.

231     DAVIDSON, 2nd R.O. HAROLD WEAR (20),     SS SHAHRISTAN
29th July 1941

South of the Azores, the passenger/cargo liner Shahristan, 6935 tons (F. C. Strick and Co.), the U.K. to the Persian Gulf was sunk by U-371 with the loss of eight of the crew.

232     DAVIDSON, 3rd R.O. JAMES LIMIND (35),    MV EMPIRE ATTENDANT
15th July 1942

South of the Canary Islands, the cargo ship Empire Attendant, 7524 tons (MOWT, A. Weir and Co. Managers), the U.K. to South Africa was sunk by U-582 with the loss of all fifty-nine of her crew.

233     DAVIDSON, 3rd R.O. WILLIAM (20),     MV SAN VICTORIO
16th May 1942

West of Granada the tanker San Victorio, 8136 tons (Eagle Oil and Shipping Co.), Aruba to the U.K. was sunk by U-155. There was one survivor. Forty-four of her crew lost their lives.

234     DAVIES, 1st R.O. DAVID GWYN (27),     SS HILLFERN
31st October 1940

North of Kinnaird Head, the cargo ship1535 tons Hillfern, (Derwent SS Co.), Sunderland to Cork with coal was sunk by German aircraft, with the loss of eight crew.

235     DAVIES, 3rd R.O. FREDERICK WILLINGTON (17), MV MELBOURNE STAR     2nd April 1943

Southeast of Bermuda, the passenger/cargo liner Melbourne Star, 12806 tons (Blue Star Line), the U.K. to Australia was sunk by U-129 with the loss of one hundred and thirteen people and crew; there were four survivors.

236     DAVIES, 3rd R.O. HAROLD REGINALD (28),     SS NERISSA
30th April 1941

West of Ireland, the passenger/cargo ship Nerissa, 5583 tons (Bermuda and West Indies SS Co.), West Indies to Liverpool was sunk by U-552. Sixty-six of her crew died.

237     DAVIES, 3rd R.O. IVOR GORDON (17),     SS MONTREAL CITY,
21st December 194

East of Newfoundland, the cargo liner Montreal City, 3066 tons (Bristol City Line), Bristol to New York was sunk by U-591 with the loss of all thirty-two of the crew.

238     DAVIES, 3rd R.O. LEWIS ARTHUR (30),     SS SCOTTISH TRADER
6th December 1941

South of Iceland, the cargo ship Scottish Trader, 4016 tons (Trader Nay. Co.), was sunk by U-131. Thirty-seven of her crew died.

239     DAVIES, 1st R.O. MERVYN PENRY (32),    SS CREE
21st November 1940

West of Ireland, the cargo ship Cree, 4791 tons (Muir Young Ltd), Pepel to Workington with iron ore was sunk by U-123 with the loss of all forty-three of her crew.

240     DAVIES, 1st R.O. RONALD LLOYD (24),     SS PRESIDENT SERGENT     18th Nov. 1942

In mid Atlantic, the tanker President Sergent, 5344 tons (MOWT, Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co. Managers), the U.K. to Trinidad was sunk by U-624 with the loss of five of her crew.

241     DAVIES, 1st R.O. THOMAS (45),    SS WAYFARER
19th August 1944

Off East Africa the cargo liner Wayfarer, 5068 tons (T. and J. Harrison), East Africa to the U.K. was sunk by the U-862, with the loss of forty-five of her crew.

242     DAVIS, 2nd R.O. HUGH VICTOR PENN (17),    MV BRITISH STRENGTH    15th March 1941

The German battle cruisers Scharnshorst and Gneisenau attacked cargo ships from a recently dispersed convoy east of Newfoundland; the tanker British Strength, 7139 tons (British Tanker Co.), Thames to Aruba was sunk with the loss of two of her crew.

243     DAVIS, 2nd R.O. ROY FREDERICK (23),     SS FORT CONCORD
12th May 1943

North of the Azores, the cargo ship Fort Concord, 7138 tons (MOWT), Canada to the U.K. was sunk by U-403. Twenty-nine of her crew were lost.

244     DAVIS, 1st R.O. WILLIAM SYDNEY (22),     MV VIDRAM
24th September 1942

The motor vessel Vibram 2993 tons (Norwegian Registration) was torpedoed and sunk by U-582 in the North Atlantic whilst in convoy ON 131. The casualties are not known.

245     DAVISON, 2nd R.O. RONALD (18),    SS WARLABY
12th February 1941

Near the Azores, the heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper (German) encountered a Freetown to U.K. convoy of 19 ships and sank, amongst others, the cargo ship Warlaby, 4876 tons (Ropner Shipping Co.), Alexandria to Oban for orders with the loss of thirty-six crew.

246     DAW, 3rd R.O. A (25),    SS ESSEX
16th January 1941

Whilst the 11063 tons Essex, owned by the Federal Steam Navigation Co. was discharging in Malta on l6th/l7th January 1941 she was severely damaged in an airaid.

247     DAWBON, 2nd R.O. JOSEPH (36),     SS FORT MUMFORD
20th March 1943

Off the west coast of India the cargo ship Fort Mumford, 7132 tons (MOWT, Sir W. Reardon Smith, Managers) Colombo to the Middle East was sunk by the submarine I-27 (Japanese) with the loss of fifty crew, there was only one survivor.

248     DAY, 1st R.O. EDWARD JODRELL (49),    MV KARS
22nd February 1942

South of Halifax the tanker Kars, 8888 tons (Wester Oil Shipping Co.) was sunk by the U-96. The afterpart was beached at Halifax on 27th February 1942. Forty-one members of the crew lost their lives.

249     DAY, 3rd R.O. IAN P. (19),     MV EDWY R. BROWN
18th February 1941

South of Iceland, the U-103 sank the tanker Edwy R Brown, 10455 tons (Oriental Tankers) with the loss of forty-eight of her crew.

250     DAY, 2nd R.O. RONALD LESLIE (18),     SS EFFNA
1st March 1941

Southeast of Ireland, the cargo ship Effna, 6461 tons (ex-U.S. Maritime Commission), Baltimore to Newport with steel was sunk by U-108 with the loss of thirty-three crew.

251     DEAN, 2nd R.O. ALAN (28),     MV DIALA
15th January 1942

South of Newfoundland, the tanker Diala, 8106 tons (Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co.), the River Mersey to the U.S. was sunk by U-553. Several attempts were made to take the wreck in tow and it was last seen on the 19th March. Fifty-seven of her crew were killed, there were only eight survivors.

252     DE BANZIE, 2nd R.O. EDWARD CAESAR (29),     SS FIRECREST
25th August 1940

West of the Hebrides, the U-124 sank the steamer Firecrest, 5394 tons (Crest Shipping Co.), Wabana to the Tees with iron ore. Thirty-nine of the crew died.

253    DE FREVILLE, 3rd R.O. BASIL DENIS HERBERT (22),
SS GLOUCESTER CASTLE     15th July 1942

About 600 miles northeast of St Helena the passenger/cargo ship Gloucester Castle, 8006 tons (Union Castle Line), the U.K. to South Africa was sunk by the commerce raider Michel (German) with the loss of ninety-one crew and passengers; there were sixty-one survivors.

254     DENNETT, 2nd R.O. CECIL THEODORE ALEXANDER (23),
SS SAGANAGA    5th September 1942

The U-513 sank the cargo ship Saganaga, 5454 tons (C. Salvessen and Co.) whilst at anchor at Wabana with the loss of twenty of her crew.

255     DENSEM, 1st R.O. FRANK (33),     SS EMPIRE MARCH
2nd January 1943

Southwest of St. Helena, the cargo ship Empire March was sunk by the commerce raider Michel (German) on 28th December 1942. It is assumed the above officer died of wounds on the raider. Twenty-seven of her crew died.

256     DEVANEY 2ND R.O. DENNIS MORRIS (19),     SS ASCOT
29th February 1944

East of the Seychelles, the cargo liner Ascot, 7005 tons, India to Mauritius was sunk by the Japanese submarine I-37 with the loss of forty of her crew.

257     DEVITT, 1st R.O. PHELIM JOSEPH (21),     SS SHEAF MEAD
23rd November 1940

In the North Atlantic, the cargo ship Sheaf Mead, 5008 tons (W. A. Souter and Co.), Swansea to Philadelphia was torpedoed by U-37 and sank with the loss of thirty-one of her crew.

258     DEVLIN, 1st R.O. RONALD ANTHONY LAURENCE (23), SS GOOLISTAN
23rd November 1942

West of Bear Island, the cargo ship Goolistan, 5851 tons (Common Bros.), Archangel to the U.K. was sunk by U-625 with the loss of all forty-two crew.

259     DEWAR, 3rd R.O. FREDERICK SCOTT THOMSON (30),    SS TREWORLAS
28th December 1942

Near Trinidad, the cargo ship Treworlas, 4692 tons (Ham SS Co.), East Africa to the U.S. was sunk by U-124. Thirty-three of the crew perished.

260     DICK, 1st R.O. JOHN TIMMONS (21),     SS VIRGILIA
24th November 1941

The tanker, Virgilia, 5723 tons (Gow Harrison and Co.), New York to London was sunk by an E-boat off the Hearty Knoll Buoy. Twenty-three members of the crew were killed.

261     DICKINSON, 3rd R.O. ALAN MILES (17),     SS OBSERVER
16th December 1942

Off Brazil, the cargo liner Observer, 5881 tons (T. and J. Harrison), Turkey to the U.S. was sunk by U-176 with the loss of sixty-six of her crew.

262     DICKSON, 3rd R.O. GEORGE EDWARD (32),     SS TEMPLE MOAT
23rd February 1941

Southwest of Iceland, U-boats attacked an outward-bound convoy; the U-69 sank the cargo ship Temple Moat, 4427 tons (Lambert Brothers), bound for the U.S. She was lost with all hands, forty-two persons.

263     DICKSON, 1st R.O. MATTHEW (46),     SS EMPIRE NOMAD
13th October 1942

South of Cape Agulhas, the cargo ship Empire Nomad, 7167 tons (MOWT), the Middle East to the U.S. was sunk by U-159 with the loss of seven of her crew.

264     DICKSON, 3rd R.O. TOM SCOTT (18),     SS SEMBILAN
17th April 1943

The cargo ship SEMBILAN 6566 tons (Dutch Registration), loaded with munitions, was torpedoed and sunk by the Italian submarine Leonardo da Vinci southeast of Durban. Ninety-five of her crew were lost there was one survivor.

265    DILKES, 3rd R.O. GEORGE (19),     MV CRESSINGTON COURT    19th August 1942

East of Guiana, the cargo ship Cressington Court, 4971 tons (Haldin and Phillips), the U.S. to the Middle East was sunk by U-510 with the loss of eight of her crew.

266     DINEEN, 2nd R.O. PATRICK (21),    SS NEWBURY
15th September 1941

In an attack on a North Atlantic convoy U-94 sank the cargo ship Newbury, 5102 tons (Capper Alexander and Co.), She was from Cardiff for Buenos Aires with coal and lost with all hands.

267    DINNIE, 1st R.O. JOHN (19),    MV SVENOR
28th March 1942

The motor tanker SVENOR 7616 tons (Norwegian Registration) was torpedoed and sunk by U-105 south of Cape Hatteras with the loss of eight of her crew.

268    DISLEY, 2nd R.O. ALFRED (19),     SS EMPIRE MARCH    2nd January 1943

Southwest of St. Helena, the cargo ship Empire March was sunk by the commerce raider Michel (German) on 28th December 1942. It is assumed the above officer died of wounds on the raider. Twenty-seven of her crew died.

269    DIVER, 3rd R.0. JOHN (17),     SS GRAYBURN        29th June 1941

South of Iceland, the cargo ship Grayburn, 6342 tons (Muir Young Ltd), the U.S. to the U.K. was sunk by U-651. Eighteen of her crew perished.

270    DIXON, 3rd R.O. ALBERT BENNETT (30),     SS PHIDIAS            8th June 1941

In the North Atlantic, the U-46 sank the cargo liner Phidias, 5623 tons (Lamport and Holt Line), the U.K. to South Africa, with the loss of eight of her crew.

271    DIXON, 1st R.O. ALBERT GEORGE (41),     SS LACONIA        12th September 1942

Northeast of Ascension Island, the troopship Laconia, 19695 tons (Cunard White Star Co.), the Middle East to the U.K. with 1793 Italian P.O.W’s was sunk by U-156. U-boats were ordered to help in the rescue but were attacked by U.S. aircraft. Over two thousand people died.

272    DIXON, 3rd R.O. BASIL RENWICK (17),     SS WAZIRISTAN        2nd January 1942

Off the North Cape, the cargo ship Waziristan, 5135 tons (Common Bros.), the U.K. to North Russia was sunk by U-134. Lost with all hands, forty-seven persons.

273    DIXON, 2nd R.O. JOHN RAYMOND (27),    SS OAKCREST
22nd November 1940

West of Rockall, the cargo ship Oakcreast, 5407 tons (Crest Shipping Co.), Liverpool to New York, was sunk by U-123. She lost thirty-five of her forty-four crew.

274     DOBSON, 3rd R.O. GEOFFREY (17),     SS EMPIRE GOLD
18th April 1945,

West of the Bay of Biscay, the tanker Empire Gold, 8028 tons (MOWT) was sunk by U-1107. Thirty-seven of the crew died.

275     DOCHERTY, 3rd R.O. JOSEPH (20),     MV WALMER CASTLE
21st September 1941

In the North Atlantic, west of Brest, the convoy rescue ship Walmer Castle, 906 tons (Union Castle Line) carrying over eighty survivors from torpedoed ships was attacked by Focke-Wulf aircraft. Set on fire the ship had to be sunk by gunfire from a corvette. A plane from the escort carrier Audacity shot down the enemy aircraft. Thirty-two of the Walmer Castle’s crew perished along with twenty-nine survivors she had picked up.

276     DOHERTY, 1st R.O. PETER RAYMOND (20),     MV CATHRINE
17th June 1941

In the Northwest Approaches, the cargo ship Cathrine, 2727 tons (MOWT, G. Gibson & Sons, Managers), Pepel to Barrow with iron ore was sunk by U-43, with the loss of twenty-two of her crew.

277     DONALDSON, 2nd R.O. ALISTAIR MURRAY (19), SS EMPIRE BLANDA     18th February 1941

In the North Atlantic, the cargo ship Empire Blanda, 5693 tons (MOWT, Larrinaga SS Co. Managers), homeward-bound was sunk by U-69 with the loss of all hands, forty people.

278     DONKERSLEY, 3rd R.O. JOHN MAURICE (20),     SS TYMERIC
23rd November 1940

About 600 miles west of the Hebrides, U-123 attacked an outward-bound convoy sinking the cargo ship Tymeric, 5288 tons (A. Weir and Co.) Hull to Buenos Aires with coal, with the loss of seventy-two of her crew, there being only three survivors.

279     DOPSON, 1st R.O. WILLIAM NORMAN (26),     SS BIELA
14th February 1942

Southwest of Cape Race, the cargo liner Biela, 5298 tons (Lamport and Holt Line), Liverpool to Buenos Aires was sunk by U-98 with the loss of all forty-nine of her crew.

280     DORWARD, 3rd R.O. ERNEST (17),     SS ST. SUNNIVA
22nd January 1943

Off Sable Island, the convoy rescue ship St. Sunniva, 1368 tons (General Steam Navigation Co.) with a convoy from the U.K. was lost with all sixty-four people on board.

281     DOSWELL, 1st R.O. MICHAEL (22),     SS POLYANA
23rd April 1941

The cargo ship Polyana, 2267 tons (Norwegian Registration), was torpedoed and sunk by U-103 in the South Atlantic. Casualties are not known.

282     DOW, 2ND R.O. REGINALD JOHN (29),     SS EMPIRE WAGTAIL
28th December 1942

North of the Azores, U-boats attacked an outward-bound convoy; cargo ship Empire Wagtail, 4893 tons (MOWT), bound for the U.S. sunk by the U-260. Thirty-six of the crew died.

283     DOWLING, 1st R.O. RICHARD JOSEPH (52),     MV ABOSSO
29th October 1942

About 700 miles north of the Azores the passenger cargo liner Abosso, 11330 tons (Elder Dempster Lines), Cape Town to Liverpool was sunk by U-575. There were thirty-one survivors; two hundred and fifty-one passengers and crew died.

284    DOYLE, 1st R.O. GERALD FRANCIS (45),     SS NOVIA SCOTIA        28th November 1942

South of Lourenco Marques, the passenger/cargo liner Novia Scotia, 6796 tons (Furness Withy and Co.), Aden to Durban on Admiralty service was sunk by U-177. She was carrying over 800 Italian P.O.W’s and their guards; over two hundred passengers and crew died.

285     DOYLE, 1st R.O. JOHN (35),     SS SIRIKISHNA
24th February 1941

Between the west coast of Ireland and the south of Iceland, U-boats attacked ships that had dispersed from an outward-bound convoy; U-96 sank the cargo ship Sirikishna, 5458 tons (C. Salvesen), bound for Halifax, with the loss of all hands.

286     DUBOIS, 2nd R.O. ERNEST KENNETH (18),     SS EMPIRE AMETHYST     14th April 1942

South of the Dominican Republic, the tanker Empire Amethyst, 8032 tons (MOWT) was sunk by U-154. Forty-one of the crew died.

287     DUFFY, 3rd R.O. DANIEL (22),     MV GOLD SHELL
16th April 1945

Near Ostend, the tanker Gold Shell, 8208 tons (Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co.), bound for Antwerp was sunk by a mine with the loss of twelve of her crew.

288     DUGGAN, 1st R.O. ANSELM BARACHIEL (40),     SS MATINA
24th October 1940

In the Northwest Approaches the refrigerated cargo ship Matina, 5389 tons (Elders and Fyffes) was sunk by a U-boat, possibly U-31. Sixty-eight of her crew died.

289     DUGUID, 1st R.O. ALISTAIR JOHN (20),     SS BRADFYNE
22nd November 1940

In the Northwest Approaches, U-100 attacked a homeward-bound convoy sinking, amongst others, the Bradfyne, 4740 tons (Sir W. Reardon Smith and Sons), Montreal to London with grain. She was lost with all thirty-nine hands.

290     DUNCAN, 2nd R.O. ANDREW STRACHAN (18),     SS JANETA
1st May 1944

West of St Helena, the cargo ship Janeta, 5312 tons (McLay and McIntyre), Algiers to the River Plate was sunk by U-181.

291     DUNCAN, 1st R.O. EDMUND BAZELEY (43),     SS TILAWA
23rd November 1942

West of Bombay, the passenger/cargo liner Tilawa, 10006 tons (British India Steam Navigation Co.), Bombay to East Africa was sunk by the submarine I-29 (Japanese). The cruiser HMS Birmingham rescued 678 people, 280 crew and passengers died.

292     DUNCAN, 1st R.O. JOHN NICOL (32),     MV OAKBANK
27th December 1942

Off  Fortaleza the cargo ship Oakbank, 5154 tons (A. Weir and Co ), the Middle East to Demerara was sunk by U-507 with the loss of six crew.

293     DUNCAN, 3rd R.O. JOHN PATERSON (19),     MV CORDELIA
3rd February 1943

South of Iceland, the tanker Cordelia, 8190 tons (C. T. Bowring and Co.), Curacao to the Clyde on Admiralty service was sunk by U-632. Thirty-eight of the crew perished.

294     DUNCAN, 1st R.O. LYALL ALEC (24),     SS HAR ZION
31st August 1940

Off Northern Ireland, the cargo ship Har Zion, 2508 tons (Palestine Maritime Lloyd), Liverpool to Savannah was sunk by U-69 with the loss of thirty-four of her crew.

295     DUNCAN, 1st R.O. WILLIAM (33),     SS PENOLVER
19th October 1943

Off Cape Race, the cargo ship Penolver, 3721 tons (Chellew Navigation Co.), bound for Sydney, N.S., was sunk by a mine with the loss of twenty-three of her crew.

296    DUNDERDALE, 2nd R.O. BERTRAM (26),     SS EMPIRE DABCHICK     3rd December 1942

South of Sable Island, the cargo ship Empire Dabchick, 6089 tons (MOWT,
J. Morrison & Son, Managers), Liverpool to St Johns N.B., was sunk by U-183 with the loss of all forty-seven people on board.

297     DUNPHY, 1st R.O. THOMAS OTTERAN (40),     SS PLANTER
16th November 1940

West of Ireland, the cargo liner Planter, 5887 tons (T. and J. Harrison), Suez to Manchester was sunk by U-137 with the loss of four of her crew.

298     DUNSTAN, 2nd R.O. JACK (21),    SS NAGPORE
28th October 1942

Whilst in convoy northwest of the Canary Islands, the cargo ship Nagpore, 5283 tons (P. and O. S.N. Co.), the Middle East to the U.K. was sunk by U-509. Nineteen members of the crew lost their lives.

299     DUNSTAN, 3rd R.O. LESLIE SNEYD (16),    SS DESIGNER
9th July 1941

In the North Atlantic, the cargo liner Designer, 5945 tons, (T. and J. Harrison), the U.K. to South Africa was sunk by U-98 with the loss of sixty-eight lives.

300    DURLING, 1st R.O. JACK OSBOURNE (35),    SS EMPIRE ENDURANCE    20th April 1941

West of the Hebrides the cargo ship Empire Endurance, 8570 tons (MOWT, Booth SS Co. Managers), South Wales to Alexandria with military stores was sunk by the U-73. Fifty-three of her crew died.

301     DURWARD, 1st R.O. JAMES GORDON N (25),     SS EMPIRE RIDGE
19th May 1941

Off Bloody Foreland, the cargo ship Empire Ridge, 2922 tons (MOWT), Melilla to Workington with iron ore was sunk by U-96. Twenty-seven of her crew were lost.

302     DWANE, 1st R.O. STEPHEN MICHAEL (53),     MV EMPIRE DAWN
12th Sept. 1942

In the South Atlantic, the cargo ship Empire Dawn, 7241 tons (MOWT, W. Runciman and Co. Managers), was sunk by the commerce raider Michel (German) with the loss of twenty of her crew.

303     EASTON, 3rd R.O. ANDREW HAMILTON (19),     MV CAPULET
28th April 1941

South of Iceland, U-boats attacked a convoy; the tanker Capulet, on Admiralty service 8190 tons (C. T. Bowring), Curacao to Scapa Flow was sunk by U-552, with the loss of eight of her crew.

304     EASTWOOD, 2nd R.O. JACK (20),     SS DIONE II
4th February 1941

In the North West Approaches the U-123 sank the cargo ship Dione II, 2660 tons, Wabana to Cardiff. The Dione II had been damaged by German aircraft the previous day, twenty-seven of her crew perished.

305     EASTWOOD, 2nd R.O. LESLIE MOORHOUSE (35), SS HOLMSIDE
19th July 1941

Off the Cape Verde islands the cargo ship Holmside 3433 tons (Burnett SS Co), bound for Pepel was sunk by U-66. Twenty-two of her crew were lost; there were sixteen survivors.

306     EATON, 2nd R.O. REGINALD ANTHONY (18),     SS BARON BLYTHSWOOD     20th Sept. 1940

West of Ireland a homeward bound convoy was attacked by U-boats; U-99 sank the cargo ship Baron Blythswood, 3668 tons (H. Hogarth and Sons), Wabana to Port Talbot. There were no survivors; thirty-five crew died.

307     EDDISON, 1st R.O. GEOFFREY (32),     SS GLEN HEAD
6th June 1941

Southwest of Cape St Vincent, the cargo ship Glen Head, 2011 tons (C. Heyn and Sons), Glasgow to Lisbon with coal, was sunk by German Focke-Wulf Condor aircraft. Twenty-three of her crew perished.

308     EDINGTON, 1st R.O. JAMES HOWAT (23),     SS NARVA
15th January 1945

About 100 miles off the N.W. coast of Libya, the Narva, 1575 tons, (Scottish Navigation Company), Naples to Alexandria with military stores was sunk by an explosion. Sixteen of her crew of twenty-seven were killed.

309     EDWARDS, 2nd R.O. CLEMENT TEMPLETON (22),     SS BARRWHIN
29th October 1942

West of Ireland, U-boats attacked a homeward-bound convoy; U-436 sank the cargo ship Barrwhin, 4998 tons (Sir W. Reardon Smith and Sons), from Canada to the U.K. with the loss of twelve of her crew.

310    EDWARDS, 2nd R.O. GEORGE JAMES (29),     MV OPAWA
6th February 1942

North of Bermuda, the cargo liner Opawa, 10354 tons (New Zealand Shipping Co.), New Zealand to the U.K. was sunk by U-106 with the loss of fifty-six of her crew.

311     EGAN, 1st R.O. MICHAEL JOSEPH (40),     SS FORT BUCKINGHAM     20th January 1944

Northwest of the Maldive Islands, the cargo ship Fort Buckingham, 7122 tons (MOWT, S. Constantine SS Line, Managers), India to the River Plate was sunk by U-188. Nine of her crew died.

312     ELLIS, 3rd R.O. GEORGE HENRY (18),     SS WILLIMANTIC
24th June 1942

Off the West Indies, the cargo ship Willimantic, 4558 tons (MOWT, Lamport and Holt, Managers), South Africa to the U.K. was sunk by U-156. Six of the crew were lost.

313    ELLIS, 2nd R.O. JOSEPH CHARLES (20),     SS BIBURY
2nd September 1940

The U-46 sank the cargo ship Bibury, 4616 tons (Capper Alexander and Co.), outward-bound south of Cape Verde Islands with the loss of thirty-six of her crew.

314     ELLIS, 1st R.O. WILLIAM (38),     MV ZEALANDIC
17th January 1941

About 200 miles northwest of Ireland U-106 sank the cargo liner Zealandic, 10578 tons (Shaw Savill and Albion Co.), Liverpool to Australia with the loss of all seventy-three on board.

315     ENGLISH, 3rd R.O. JAMES (29),     MV BRITISH SECURITY    20th May 1941

South of Cape Farewell, U-boats attacked a homeward-bound convoy; the tanker British Security, 8470 tons (British Tanker Co.), Curacao to the Clyde was sunk by U-556 with the loss of fifty-three of her crew.

316     ENTWISTLE, 2nd R.O. KENNETH (20),     SS PENOLVER
19th October 1943

Off Cape Race, the cargo ship Penolver, 3721 tons (Chellew Navigation Co.), bound for Sydney, N.S., was sunk by a mine with the loss of twenty-three of her crew.

317     ERBACH, 1st R.O. ERNEST WILLIAM (49),     SS ERINPURA
1st May 1943

An Alexandria to Malta convoy was attacked by German aircraft north of Benghazi with the loss of the troop ship Erinpura, 5143 tons (British India S.N. Co.). The Erinpura was carrying over 1000 troops. Four of her crew died.

318     ESCOTT, 1st R.O. JAMES (39),     SS PANDIAS
13th June 1941

The cargo ship Pandias, 4981 tons (Greek registration) was torpedoed and sunk by U-107 west of Freetown with the loss of eleven of her crew.

319     EVANS, 1st R.O. GEORGE (25),     SS ARDANBHAN
27th December 1940

South of Iceland, the cargo ship Ardanbhan, 4980 tons (Arden SS Co), Hull to Mar del Plata with coal, was sunk by the Italian submarine Tazzoli, with the loss of all her crew.

320     EVANS, 1st R.O. HAROLD HELLIER (34),    SS LANCASTRIAN PRINCE    11th April 1943

East of Newfoundland, the cargo ship Lancastrian Prince, 1914 tons (Furness Withy and Co.), the U.K. to the U.S. was sunk by U-404. Thirty-seven of the crew perished.

321     EVANS, 2nd R.O. NORMAN ALLEN (19),     SS BARBERRYS
26th November 1942

West of Newfoundland the cargo ship Barberrys, 5170 tons (Runciman London Ltd) from the U.S. to the Clyde was sunk by the U-663, with the loss of twenty of her crew.

322     EVANS, 2nd R.O. SAMUEL (20),     SS ASHCREST
9th December 1940

In the North Atlantic the cargo ship Ashcrest, 5645 tons (Crest Shipping Co.), Philadelphia to Middlesborough was sunk by U-140 with the loss of thirty-seven of her crew.

323     EVANS, 2ND R.O. SAMUEL THOMAS (32),    SS UFFINGTON COURT    20 February 1945

There is no record of this vessel being destroyed by enemy action so it is assumed that this officer died of injuries sustained whilst serving in this ship. His is the only name to appear on the Tower Hill Memorial in connection with this ship.

324     EVE, 1st R.O. JAMES (42),     MV CORDELIA
3rd February 1943

South of Iceland, the tanker Cordelia, 8190 tons (C. T. Bowring and Co.), Curacao to the Clyde on Admiralty service was sunk by U-632. Thirty-eight of the crew perished.

325     FADDEN, 1st R.O. AUGUSTINE (45),     SS RIVER LUGAR
26th June 1941

South of the Canaries, U-69 attacked a homeward bound convoy sinking the cargo ship River Lugar, 5423 tons (Mungo Campbell and Co.), Pepel to the U.K. Thirty-nine crew and two passengers lost their lives.

326     FAIRWEATHER, 1st R.O. ALISTER (40),     SS CITY OF BENARES,
17th Sept. 1940

About 480 miles north-west of Ireland the passenger/cargo liner City of Benares, 11081 tons (Ellerman Lines), Liverpool to Canada carrying 406 passenger and crew including 100 children was sunk by U-48. The following day, the destroyer Hurrican picked up 105 survivors and a week later, the destroyer Anthony picked up 45 survivors after they had been spotted by a R.A.F. Sunderland. Only seven children survived.

327    FALLON, 2nd R.O. JOSEPH (31),     SS HARPATHIAN
8th April 1941

South of the Azores, the U-107 attacked a convoy sinking, amongst others, the cargo ship Harpathian, 4671 tons (S. and C. Harrison), carrying RAF stores to Freetown and three of her crew died.

328    FARRAH, 1st R.O. RONALD (26),     MV DIALA
15th January 1942

South of Newfoundland, the tanker Diala, 8106 tons (Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co.), the River Mersey to the U.S. was sunk by U-553. Several attempts were made to take the wreck in tow and it was last seen on the 19th March. Fifty-seven of her crew were killed, there were only eight survivors.

329    FARRER, 3rd R.O. EDWARD (18),     SS NEW YORK
25th September 1942

A convoy of eight ex-U.S. riverboats and coastal steamers all chartered by the MOWT and bound from New York to the U.K. was attacked by U-boats. The Boston, 4989 tons was sunk by U-216 with the loss of sixty-two of the crew and the New York, 4989 tons was sunk by the U-96 with the loss of sixty crew. There were four survivors from the two ships.

330    FAULDS, 2nd R.O. THOMAS ERIC AYTON (20),    SS SCOTTISH TRADER
6th December 1941

South of Iceland, the cargo ship Scottish Trader, 4016 tons (Trader Nay. Co.), was sunk by U-131. Thirty-seven of her crew died.

331    FAULKNER, 2nd R.O.  JOHN JARVIS (23),     SS TESTBANK
2nd December 1943

German Ju-88 bombers attacked Ban Harbour where there were over 30 ships carrying military cargo; amongst those lost was the cargo ship Testbank, 5083 tons (A. Weir and Co.). 20 ships were lost and 6 damaged. In the disaster over one thousand people died, and more than eight hundred taken to hospital.

332     FEELY, 2nd R.O. DAVID (25),    MV CHARLES L.D.        9th December 1942

Southeast of Cape Farewell, the cargo ship Charles L.D., 5267 tons (ex French Flag), India to the U.K. was sunk by U-553. Thirty-six of the crew died.

333    FENDER, 2nd R.O. ROBERT (19),    M.V. ROSEWOOD        9th March 1943

South of Iceland, the tanker Rosewood, 5989 tons (J. I. Jacobs and Co.), New York to the Clyde was sunk by U-409 with the loss of all hands, thirty-two people.

334    FENTON, 1st R.O. GUSTAVUS (50),    SS SAMALA
30th September 1940

West of Ireland U-37 sank the refrigerated cargo ship Samala, 5390 tons (Elders and Fyffes), outward-bound with the loss of sixty-five of her crew.

335    FENWICK, 1st R.O. CHARLES (39),     SS GOGRA            2nd April 1943

Off Portugal, the U-124 sank the cargo liner Gogra, 5190 tons (British India S.N. Co.), U.K, to India, with the loss of ten of her crew.

336     FERGUSON, 1st R.O. CYRIL MILBURN (31),     SS EMPIRE GHYLL
18th October 1941

In the Barrow Deep, Thames Estuary, the cargo ship Empire Ghyll, 2011 tons (MOWT, Stephenson Clarke, Managers), Sunderland to London was sunk by a mine, with the loss of five of her crew.

337     FERGUSON, 2nd R.O. WILLIAM (20),     SS CHRISTIAN MICHELSEN     26th September 1943

A Norwegian registered ship of 7176 tons. Torpedoed thirty-six miles east of Bona, North Africa by U-410 with the loss of forty-seven of her crew.

338     FERNIE, 1st R.O. ROBERTSON MALCOLM (36),     SS GRELHEAD,
2nd December 1941

Off the coast of Morocco, the cargo ship Grelhead, 4274 tons (Cardigan Shipping Co.), Melilla to the U.K. was sunk by U-562. She was carrying iron ore and lost forty-one of her crew. There were only two survivors.

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340     FINKLE, 2nd R.O. CHARLES HENRY (23),     SS EMPIRE SKY
6th November 1942

Off North Russia, the cargo ship Empire Sky, 7455 tons (MOWT, Claymore Shipping Co.), the U.K. to Archangel was sunk by U-625 with the loss of all forty-one crew.

341     FINLAY, 1st R.O. ROY NORMAN (40),    SS CULEBRA
17th January 1942

South of Newfoundland, the cargo liner Culebra, 3044 tons (Royal Mail Line), London to the Caribbean was sunk by U-123 after a running gunfight. Thirty-nine crew and six gunners perished.

342     FINNEY, 1st R.O. WILLIAM JOHN (41),     SS BASSA
29th September 1940

West of Ireland, the cargo liner Bassa, 5267 tons (Elder Dempster), was sunk by U-32 with the loss of all her forty-eight crew.

343     FISHER, 2nd R.O. CHARLES BLAME (16),     SS RIO AZUL
29th June 1941

South of the Azores, the cargo ship Rio Azul, 4088 tons (Thompson SS Co.), Pepel to the Tees was sunk by U-123 with the loss of thirty-three of her crew.

344    FISHER, 2nd R.O. FRANK PHILIP (20),     SS BARON KINNAIRD
12th March 1943

Northeast of Newfoundland, the cargo ship Baron Kinnaird, 3344 tons (H. Hogarth and Sons), UK to the Caribbean was sunk by U-621. Thirty-six members of the crew were lost.

345    FLETCHER, 2nd R.O. DONALD GEE (21),     SS EMPIRE PURCELL    27th May 1942

German aircraft attacked a Russian bound convoy near Bear Island, sinking amongst others the cargo ship Empire Purcell, 7049 tons (MOWT), all the ships in the convoy were from the U.K. to Murmansk via Iceland. Seven crewmembers and one gunner died.

345    FLETCHER, 3rd R.O. JOHN ALAN (20),     SS EMPIRE SHACKLETON    1st Jan. 1943

North of the Azores, U-boats attacked an outward-bound convoy; the cargo ship Empire Shackleton, 7068 tons (MOWT, Houlder Line Managers), bound for Halifax was sunk by U-435. Thirty-two of the crew died.

346    FLETCHER, 3rd R.O. JOHN ALAN (20),    SS EMPIRE SHACKLETON
1st January 1943

North of the Azores U-boats attacked an outward bound convoy; the cargo ship empire Shackleton, 7068 tons (MOWT, Houlder Line Managers) bound for Halifax was sunk by U-435. Thirty-two of the crew died.

347     FLETCHER, 2nd R.O. JOSEPH (24),     MV NOTTINGHAM
7th November 1941

In the North Atlantic the cargo liner Nottingham, 8532 tons (Federal S. N. Co.), U.K. to Australia was sunk by U-74. She was on her maiden voyage and there were no survivors. Sixty-one officers and crew perished.

348    FLETCHER, 3rd R.O. ROBERT (18),     SS BIELA
14th February 1942

Southwest of Cape Race, the cargo liner Biela, 5298 tons (Lamport and Holt Line), Liverpool to Buenos Aires was sunk by U-98 with the loss of all forty-nine of her crew.

349    FLINT, 1st R.O. FREDERICK (36),     SS BENVRACKIE        13th May 1941

East of St Paul Rocks, the cargo liner Benvrackie, 6434 tons (Ben Line), the U.K. to South Africa was sunk by U-105, with the loss of six of her crew.

350    FLINT, 1st R.O. GERALD EDWARD (21),     SS HENRI MORY        26th April 1941

Off the Blaskets, the cargo ship Henri Mory, 2564 tons (ex French flag), Pepel to Barrow with iron ore was sunk by U-110. Twenty-three of her crew perished.

351    FOLEY, 1st R.O. MICHAEL PAUL (20),     MV CRESSINGTON COURT19th Aug 1942

East of Guiana, the cargo ship Cressington Court, 4971 tons (Haldin and Phillips), the U.S. to the Middle East was sunk by U-510 with the loss of eight of her crew.

352     FORBES, 1st R.O. JAMES SCOTT (41),     SS DESIGNER
9th July 1941

In the North Atlantic, the cargo liner Designer, 5945 tons, (T. and J. Harrison), the U.K. to South Africa was sunk by U-98 with the loss of sixty-eight lives.

353     FORSTER, 2nd R.O. LANCELOT EDWIN (18),    SS EMPIRE AIRMAN
21st September 1940

West of Ireland, the U-100 attacked a homeward-bound convoy sinking, amongst otherS, the cargo ship Empire Airman, 6586 tons (Ministry of Shipping), Wabana to Cardiff with iron ore. Thirty-six of her crew died.

354     FORSYTH, 3RD R.O. WILLIAM (18),     SS AMICUS
19th December 1940

About 240 miles west of Ireland, the cargo ship Amicus, 3660 tons (W.H. Seager and Co.), Tampa to the U.K. with phosphates was sunk by the submarine Bagnolini (Italian) with the loss of thirty-five of her crew.

355     FOSTER, 3rd R.O. KENNETH (18),     MV ADELLEN
22nd February 1942

South of Cape Farewell, the tanker Adellen, 7984 tons (Adellen, Shipping Co.), South Wales to Trinidad was sunk by U-155. Twenty-nine of her crew died.

356     FOTHERGILL, 3rd R.O. GEORGE DARRELL (21),     SS HAMLA
18th August 1942

The 4416 ton Hamla, (Cory & Strick Ltd), left Rio de Janeiro bound for Freetown on the 18th August 1942 carrying a crew of thirty-eight and four gunners. Independently routed, she was never seen again and for many months she was thought to have been sunk by the German raider Michel south of Fernando Noronha. Carrying manganese ore her end came quickly and without warning as Lieutenant Erich Wurdemann, U-506, torpedoed her at dusk on 23rd August. Her position was given as 04.00 S 24.00 W.

357     FOTHERGILL, 3rd R.O. HERBERT (33),     SS CERAMIC
7th December 1942

West of the Azores, the passenger/cargo liner Ceramic, 18713 tons (Shaw Savill and Albion Line), Liverpool to Australia was sunk by U-515. There were 656 passengers and crew on board; there was only one survivor.

358     FOULKES, 1st R.O. KENNETH GORDON (21), (served as ‘Ferris’)
MV HENRY STANLEY    7th December 1942

West of Fayal, the passenger/cargo liner Henry Stanley, 5026 tons (Elder Dempster Lines), Liverpool to West Africa was sunk by U-103 with the loss of sixty-four people on board; there was only one survivor.

359     FRANCIS, 1st R.O. JOHN JAMES (27),     SS LARPOOL
2nd November 1941

East of Cape Race the cargo ship Larpool, 3872 tons (Headlam and Son) London to the West Indies was sunk by the U-208 with the loss of twenty-two of her crew.

360     FRANKISH, 3rd R.O. HUGH RONALD (17),    SS CALEDONIAN MONARCH        18th January 1942

East of Newfoundland, the cargo ship Caledonian Monarch, 5851 tons (Monarch SS Co.), North America to the U.K. was sunk by U-333. Forty-one of the crew perished.

361     FRANKS, 2nd R.O. LEONARD (29),     SS JONATHAN HOLT
24th February 1941

Between the West Coast of Ireland and south of Iceland, U-boats attacked ships that had just dispersed from an outward-bound convoy. U-97 sank the cargo ship Jonathon Holt, 4973 tons (John Holt and Co.), on passage to the west coast of Africa. Forty crew and eleven passengers died.

362     FRASER, 2nd R.O. GEORGE PORTER (31),     SS FORT BUCKINGHAM    20th January 1944

Northwest of the Maldive Islands, the cargo ship Fort Buckingham, 7122 tons (MOWT, S. Constantine SS Line, Managers), India to the River Plate was sunk by U-188. Nine of her crew died.

363    FRASER, 1st R.O. JOHN JOHNSTON (40),     SS BEAVERFORD        5th November 1940

The German pocket battleship Admiral Scheer came across a 38 ship homeward-bound convoy. Because of the action of the armed merchant cruiser Jervis Bay, only five ships were lost including the cargo ship Beaverford, 10042 tons (Canadian Pacific SS Co.), Montreal to Liverpool. She exploded and sank with all hands, seventy-seven officers and men.

364    FREEMAN, 2nd R.O. DAVID (22),    SS ARLETTA        5th August 1942

Near Cape Race, the tanker Arletta, 4870 tons (Anon SS Co.), the U. K. to Halifax was sunk by U-458. Twenty-nine of the crew died.

365     FREEMAN, 2nd R.O. COLIN PETER (25),     MV RICHMOND CASTLE    10th August 1942

Southeast of Cape Farewell, the passenger/cargo ship Richmond Castle, 7798 tons (Union Castle Line), the River Plate to the U.K. was sunk by U-176 with the loss of fourteen of her crew.

366    FREEMAN, 2nd R.O. JOHN (19),    SS THOROLD        22nd August 1940

South of the Smalls the steamer Thorold, 1689 tons (Quebec & Ontario Transportation Co.), Cardiff to London with coal was sunk by German aircraft. Seven of the crew were lost.

367    FREEMAN, 2nd R.O. THOMAS HENRY (30),     SS ASHWORTH
13th October 1942

Northeast of Newfoundland the U-221 attacked a homeward-bound convoy sinking the cargo ship Ashworth, 5227 tons (R.S. Dalgliesh) Trinidad to the U.K. with the loss of all forty-nine on board.

368     FRY, 1st R.O. KENNETH GEORGE WILLIAM (35),     SS PHIDIAS
8th June 1941

In the North Atlantic, the U-46 sank the cargo liner Phidias, 5623 tons (Lamport and Holt Line), the U.K. to South Africa, with the loss of eight of her crew.

369     FULLER, 2nd R.O. ERNEST ARTHUR (27),     SS EMPIRE NOMAD,
13th October 1942

South of Cape Agulhas, the cargo ship Empire Nomad, 7167 tons (MOWT), the Middle East to the U.S. was sunk by U-159 with the loss of seven of her crew.

370    FULTON, 3rd R.O. ROBERT (28),     SS BRITANNIA        25th March 1941

Near Freetown, the passenger/cargo liner Bnitannia, 8799 tons (Anchor Line), Liverpool to India was sunk by the German commerce raider Thor. 122 crew and 127 passengers (service personnel bound for India) were lost. Of the 484 passengers and crew who set out from Liverpool, 235 were saved. Lifeboat No. 7 of the Bnitannia took its place in maritime history. 82 people on board set out in a boat built for 56 and travelled 1535 miles in 23 days. There were 38 survivors when the boat finally beached on the coast of Brazil. A diary kept by a RN officer, who was passenger to Bombay is now in the Maritime Museum.

371    FYFE, 3rd R.O. JOHN (19),     SS KING LUD
8th June 1942

Off Madagascar, the cargo ship King Lud, 5224 tons (Dodd, Thomson & Co.), was sunk by the submarine I-10 (Japan). She was lost with all hands, a crew of thirty-nine including gunners.

372     GABRIELSSON, 2nd R.O. CLIFFORD ERIC (24),    SS DENPARK
12th May 1942

Northwest of the Cape Verde Islands, the cargo ship Denpark, 3491 tons (J. and S. Denholm), West Africa to Workington with iron ore was sunk by U-128 with the loss of sixteen of her crew.

373     GAFFNEY, 3rd R.O. JOHN (30),     MV OTINA
20th December 1942

In the mid Atlantic, the tanker Otina, 6217 tons (Anglo Saxon Petroleum Co.), the U.K. to New York for orders was sunk by U-621 with the loss of fifteen of her crew.

374     GARDEN, 2nd R.O. HAROLD DENNISON (20),     SS BARON SEMPLE
30th October 1943

Northwest of Ascension Island, the cargo ship Baron Semple, 4573 tons
(H. Hogarth and Sons), Rio de Janeiro to the U.K. was sunk by U-848. Fifteen of her crew were lost.

375     GARNER, 1st R.O. WILLIAM (no age given),     SS DELFSHAVEN
7th September 1942

Dutch registered ship. Torpedoed and sunk by U-572 between Trinidad and Table Bay with the loss of one of her crew.

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377     GARROD, 1st R.O. GEOFFREY PHILLIP (24),    MV FREDERICK S. FALES    21st September 1940

West of Ireland, U-100 attacked a homeward bound convoy sinking the tanker Frederick S. Fales, 10525 tons (Oriental Tankers), Curacao to the Clyde with fuel oil. She was under Admiralty orders. Ten of her crew died.

378     GARSIDE, 2nd R.O. GEORGE ABRAHAM (16),     SS REYNOLDS
31st October 1942

Near Durban U-504 sank the cargo ship Reynolds, 5113 tons (Bolton Steam Shipping Co.), the U.S. to India, which sank with all forty-seven on board.

379    GEBBIE, 2nd R.O. DONALD BURNS (18),     SS SEA GLORY
7th July 1940.

The cargo ship Sea Glory, 1964 tons (Dover Navigation Co.), was torpedoed and sunk in the North Atlantic by U-99 with the loss of all hands, twenty-eight officers and men.

380    GELLER, 2nd R.O. KENNETH B.M. (18),     SS VESTFOLD        17th January 1943

The factory whaling ship Vestfold, (Panamanian Registration) was torpedoed and sunk by U-268, 800 miles east of Cape Farewell, nineteen of her crew were lost.

381    GERARD, 1st R.O. MAX REGINALD (18),     SS EMPIRE TOUCAN    29th June 1940

In the Southwest Approaches, the cargo ship Empire Toucan, 4127 tons (MOWT) outward bound for Port Sulphur was sunk by the U-47. Three crewmembers died.

382    GERRARD, 1st R.O. ROBERT JOHNSTON (21),     SS HARPERLEY        4th May 1943

South of Cape Farewell, U-boats attacked a U.K. to U.S./Canada convoy; U-264 sank the cargo ship Harperley, 4586 tons (J. & C. Harrison). Eleven of her crew lost their lives.

383    GIBB, 1st R.O. EDWIN GILCHRJST (28),     SS HARTINGTON        2nd November 1942

East of Newfoundland, U-boats attacked a homeward-bound convoy; U-521 sank the cargo ship Hartington, 5496 tons (S. and C. Harrison), bound from U.S./Canada to the U.K. Twenty-four of her crew lost their lives.

384    GIBBONS, 3rd R.O. WILLIAM AUSTIN (17),     SS LACKENBY        25th January 1943

South of Cape Farewell, the cargo ship Lackenby, 5112 tons (Ropner Shipping Co.), the U.S. gulf to the U.K. was sunk by U-624. Thirty-nine of her crew died.

385    GIBSON, 2nd R.O. JAMES (26),    SS EMPIRE SPRINGBUCK    10th September 1941

South of Cape Farewell U-boats attacked a homeward bound convoy; U-81 sank the cargo ship Empire Springbuck, 5591 tons (MOWT, W. A. Souter and Co. Managers), Halifax to the U.K. She sank with all hands, forty-seven officers and men.

386    GILLAN, 2nd R.O. DENIS (18),     SS EMPIRE PRAIRIE    10th April 1942

Northeast of Bermuda, the cargo ship Empire Prairie, 7010 tons (MOWT,
Kaye Son and Co. Managers), Canada to Alexandria was sunk by U-654 with the loss of forty-nine of her crew.

387    GILLARD, 1st R.O. REGINALD JOSEPH (24),    SS EMPIRE VOLUNTEER    15th September 1940

In the Northwest Approaches, U-48 sank the steamer Empire Volunteer, 5319 tons (Ministry of Shipping), Wabana to Glasgow with iron ore. Six of her crew lost their lives.

388     GILLESPIE, 3rd R.O. EDWARD (19),     SS RIVER LUGAR
26th June 1941

South of the Canaries, U-69 attacked a homeward bound convoy sinking the cargo ship River Lugar, 5423 tons (Mungo Campbell and Co.), Pepel to the U.K. Thirty-nine crew and two passengers lost their lives.

389     GILLINGWATER, 1st R.O. CLEMENT HAROLD (40), SS DARCOILA         28th Sept. 1940

South of Iceland, U-32 sank the cargo ship Darcoila, 4084 tons (Douglas and Ramsey), U.K. to the U.S. with the loss of thirty-one of her crew.

390    GININ, 1st R.O. EDWARD (23),    SS LORIENT
5th May 194.3

South of Cape Farewell, U-boats attacked a U.K. to Canada/U.S. convoy; U-125 sank the cargo ship Lorient, 4737 tons (MOWT, E. T. Radcliffe and Co. Managers), with the loss of all her forty-six crew.

391    GIRAUD, 3rd R.O. ARNOLD JOHN CHARLES (23), SS SOLON II        2nd Dec. 1942

Off Guiana, the U-508 sank the cargo ship Solon II, 4561 tons (MOWT, T. and S. Brocklebank, Managers,) Turkey to the U.K. with the loss of seventeen of her crew.

392     GITTINGS, 3rd R.O. PETER CHARLES (29),     MV OPAWA
6th February 1942

North of Bermuda, the cargo liner Opawa, 10354 tons (New Zealand Shipping Co.), New Zealand to the U.K. was sunk by U-106 with the loss of fifty-six of her crew.

393     GLEDHILL, 1st R.O. ERIC ROBERTSON (41),     SS HARMALA
7th February 1943

Southeast of Cape Farewell, U-boats attacked a homeward bound convoy; the U-614 sank the cargo ship Harmala, 5730 tons (J. & C. Harrison), Brazil to the U.K. Forty of her complement of sixty-four were lost.

394     GLEDHILL, 1st R.O. LAURENCE (49),    SS NAGPORE
28th October 1942

Whilst in convoy northwest of the Canary Islands, the cargo ship Nagpore, 5283 tons (P. and O. S.N. Co.), the Middle East to the U.K. was sunk by U-509. Nineteen members of the crew lost their lives.

395     GODFREY, 1st R.O. FRANK THOMAS (38), SS BENALBANACH
7th January 1943

Northeast of Algiers, the passenger cargo liner Benalbanach, 7153 tons (Ben Line), from the Clyde to Bona, was sunk by enemy aircraft. The ship, carrying ammunition and troops, blew up with the loss of four hundred and ten people.

396     GOLDIE, 1st R.O. JOHN MacNICOL (28),     SS EMPIRE HAWKSBILL    19th July 1942

North of the Azores, U-564 sank the cargo ship Empire Hawksbill, 5724 tons (MOWT), the U.K. to South Africa. Thirty-eight of her crew perished.

397     GOODALL, 3rd R.O. JOHN (19),     SS NEWTON PINE
16th October 1942

Southwest of Iceland, the cargo ship Newton Pine, 4212 tons (Craig Shipping Co.), the U.K. to Halifax was sunk by U-704 with the loss of all forty-seven crew.

398     GOODALL, 2nd R.O. JOHN ALFRED RICHARD (20), SS SCOTTISH CHIEF    20th November 1942

Ease of Durban, the tanker Scottish Chief, 7006 tons Tankers Ltd), the Persian Gulf to Cape Town on Admiralty service was sunk by U-177 with the loss of thirty-three crew.

399     GOODFELLOW, 2nd R.O. JOHN (25),     MV INVERILEN
3rd February 1943

South of Iceland, the tanker Inverilen, 9456 tons (Inver Tankers), bound for the Mersey was sunk by U-456. Twenty-four of her crew died.

400     GOODSON, 1st R.O. JOHN DAVID (25),     SS NANCY MOLLER
18th March 1944

South of Ceylon, the cargo ship Nancy Moller, 3916 tons (Moller Lines), Durban to Colombo was sunk by the submarine I-165 (Japanese) with the loss of four of her crew.

401     GORDON, 1st R.O. HUGH (41),    SS ALNMOOR
15th February 1941

In the Northwest Approaches, the cargo ship Alnmoor, 6573 tons (Runciman Shipping Co.), was sunk by U-123. Thirty-nine of her crew perished.

402     GOTE, 1st R.O. JOEN MAGNUS (35),     MV PANAMA
11th April 1945

In mid Atlantic, the M.V.Panama, 6650 tons, Cardiff to Philadelphia, in heavy weather her engines broke down, the ballast shifted and she capsized and sank. Forty-five of her crew were lost, five survived

403    GOURLAY, 3rd R.O. ROBERT JOHN (18),     SS LORIENT
5th May 1943

South of Cape Farewell, U-boats attacked a U.K. to Canada/U.S. convoy; U-125 sank the cargo ship Lorient, 4737 tons (MOWT, E. T. Radcliffe and Co. Managers), with the loss of all her forty-six crew.

404     GOURLAY, 3rd R.O. JOHN ROBERT (19),     SS TREVERBYN
21st October 1941

In the Southwest Approaches U-82 sank the cargo ship Treverbyn, 5281 tons (Ham SS Co.) from West Africa to the U.K. All forty-nine people on board were lost.

405     GRADWELL, 3rd R.O. STUART DICKSON (20),     SS SCOTTISH CHIEF     20th November 1942

Ease of Durban, the tanker Scottish Chief, 7006 tons Tankers Ltd), the Persian Gulf to Cape Town on Admiralty service was sunk by U-177 with the loss of thirty-three crew.

406     GRAVE, 2nd R.O. LESLIE CUNNING (33),     SS KENBANE HEAD
5th November 1940

In the North Atlantic the pocket battle ship Admiral Scheer (German) attacked a 38 ship homeward-bound convoy sinking, amongst others, the cargo ship Kenbane Head, 5225 tons (G. Heyn and Sons), Montreal to Belfast and Dublin. There were twenty survivors, twenty-three of her crew died.

407    GRAY, 3rd R.O. DAVID (28),     SS CLAN BUCHANAN    8th May 1941

West of the Maldive Islands, the cargo liner Clan Buchanan, 7266 tons (Clan Line), U.K. to India was sunk by the German commerce raider Pinguin. The above officer was taken prisoner but died when the cruiser HMS Cornwall sank the Pinguin.

408     GRAYSTON, 2nd R.O. DEREK HOLLINGSWORTH (20),    MV EMPIRE STAR    23rd October 1942

North of the Azores, the passenger/cargo ship Empire Star, 12656 tons (Blue Star Line), the U.K. to South Africa was sunk by U-615 with the loss of thirty crew and six passengers.

409    GREANY, 1ST R.O. JOHN (40),    SS PACIFIC            1st March 1941

Southwest of the Faroe Islands, the cargo ship Pacific, 6034 tons (W. H. Cockerline and Co.), New York to Grangemouth was sunk by the U-95 with the loss of thirty-two of her crew.

410    GREEN, 2ND R.O. ARCHIE THOMAS LEVEY (30), SS BENVENUE        15th May 1941

Southwest of Freetown, the cargo liner Benvenue, 5920 tons (Ben Line), the U.K. to India was sunk by U-105. The above officer was the only member of the European crew to die.

411    GREEN, 1st R.O. JOHN (22),     SS TREMODA        27th August 1941

West of Ireland, the U-557 attacked an outward bound convoy; sinking the cargo ship Tremoda, 4736 tons (Ham SS Co.,) bound for West Africa. Twenty-six crew members and six gunners lost their lives.

412    GREEN, 3rd R.O. JOHN ROBERTSHAM (31),     SS DALVEEN        28th September 1940

Off Rattray Head, the cargo ship Dalveen, 5193 tons (Mungo Campbell and Co.), Montreal to Hull was sunk by German bombers with the loss of thirty-two of her crew.

413    GREENFIELD, 1st R.O. HAROLD JAMES (34),     SS SEVERN LEIGH        23rd August 1940

South of Iceland, the U-37 torpedoed the steamer Severn Leigh, 5242 tons (Mark Whitwell Shipping), Hull to St. John N.B. Twenty-nine of the crew died.

414     GREIG, 2nd R.O. WILLIAM HENRY (18),     SS JUMNA
25th December 1940

The heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper (German) attacked the large and heavily escorted troop convoy WS5A at dawn on 25th Dec. 1940. The escorting cruisers counter-attacked and the Admiral Hipper retreated northwards at high speed. Three hours later the Admiral Hipper encountered the Jumna, 6078 tons, UK to Freetown, sailing independently and sank her with torpedoes and gunfire in position 44.51N 25.47W. The Jumna had been commodore ship of convoy OB 260 with Rear Admiral H B Maltby as Commodore. (He had been Commodore of HX 84, whose escort AMC HMS Jervis Bay was sunk by Admiral Scheer seven weeks earlier). There were no survivors from the 111 crew, passengers and the Commodore and his staff.

415    GRESTY, 2nd R.O. DEREK AUBREY (23),     SS FORT ATHABASKA    2nd December 1943

When German bombers attacked Bari, the cargo ship Fort Athabaska, 7130 tons (MOWT), was lost.

416    GRICE, 3rd R.O. DAVID EWAN (21),     MV ALDINGTON COURT    31st Oct. 1942

West of South Africa, the cargo ship Aldington Court, 4891 tons (Haldin and Philips), the U.S. to the Middle East was sunk by U-172 with the loss of twenty-five of her crew.

417     GRIFFITHS, 3rd R.O. ALFRED JAMES (29),     MV AMERIKA
22nd April 1943

South of Cape Farewell, the cargo ship Amerika, 10,218 tons (MOWT, United Baltic Corp. Managers) Canada to the U K was sunk by the U-306. Forty-two members of the crew were lost.

418     GRIFFITHS, 3rd R.O. ANEURIN LOREDUR ANTHONY (32),
SS PENNINGTON COURT    9th October 1942

Southeast of Cape Farewell the cargo ship Pennington Court, 6098 tons (Haldin & Philips), St. Johns N.B. to the U.K., was sunk by the U-254 with the loss of all forty crew.

419    GRINDEY, 2nd R.O. JOHN (27),     SS SOLON II
2nd December 1942

Off Guiana, the U-508 sank the cargo ship Solon II, 4561 tons (MOWT, T. and S. Brocklebank, Managers,) Turkey to the U.K. with the loss of seventeen of her crew.

420    GROGAN, 2nd R.O. PATRICK ROGER (29),     SS VIRGILIA
24th November 1941

The tanker, Virgilia, 5723 tons (Gow Harrison and Co.), New York to London was sunk by an E-boat off the Hearty Knoll Buoy. Twenty-three members of the crew were killed.

421     GUISE, 2nd R.O. TAMES ALEXANDER DOUGAL (26), SS GLOUCESTER CASTLE     15th July 1942

About 600 miles northeast of St Helena the passenger/cargo ship Gloucester Castle, 8006 tons (Union Castle Line), the U.K. to South Africa was sunk by the commerce raider Michel (German) with the loss of ninety-one crew and passengers; there were sixty-one survivors.

422     GUNNER, 1st R.O. ERNEST KITCHENER (24),     SS SEA GLORY
11th July 1940

The cargo ship Sea Glory, 1964 tons (Dover Navigation Co.), was torpedoed and sunk in the North Atlantic by U-99 with the loss of all hands, twenty-eight officers and men.

423    GUNNING, 2nd R.O. GEOFFREY (19),     SS WAZIRISTAN
2nd January 1942

Off the North Cape, the cargo ship Waziristan, 5135 tons (Common Bros.), the U.K. to North Russia was sunk by U-134. Lost with all hands, forty-seven persons.

424     HAIGH, 2nd R.O. ROY (18),     SS CULEBRA
17th January 1942

South of Newfoundland, the cargo liner Culebra, 3044 tons (Royal Mail Line), London to the Caribbean was sunk by U-123 after a running gunfight. Thirty-nine crew and six gunners perished.

425    HALDANE, 2nd R.O. STANLEY (25),     SS KING IDWAL        23rd November 1940

About 600 miles west of the Hebrides, the U-123 attacked an outward bound convoy sinking the cargo ship King Idwal, 5115 tons (Dodd Thompson Co.), Liverpool to Baltimore with the loss of twelve of her crew.

426     HALL, 1st R.O. CHARLES FREDERICK (25),     SS BLACK OSPREY     18th February 1941

Southeast of Iceland, the cargo ship Black Osprey, 5589 tons (ex U.S.), Baltimore to South Wales was sunk by U-96, with the loss of twenty-five of her crew.

427    HALLAM, 2nd R.O. ERIC RAYMOND (23),     SS NORHAUK        21st December 1943

The cargo ship Norhauk, 6086 tons (Norwegian registration), struck a mine in the Straits of Dover and sank with the loss of eleven of her crew.

428    HALSTEAD, 3rd R.O. DOUGLAS (19),    MV EMPIRE SPRING    15th February 1942

Southeast of Halifax, the cargo ship Empire Spring, 6946 tons (MOWT, Donaldson Brothers and Black, Managers), was sunk by a U-boat, identity uncertain. Forty of her crew perished.

429     HAMILTON, 1st R.O. WILLIAM (24),     SS NORMAHAL
11th November 1942

Off the West Indies, the cargo ship Normahal, 5419 tons (Asiatic S.N. Co.), was torpedoed by U-154 on the 9th November and sank on the11th November. Fourteen of her crew died.

429A  HAMPSHIRE, R.O.  ROBERT FREDERICK (18)  SS GAIRSOPPA

Sunk by U101 about 300 miles SW of Galway Bay on 17th February 1941.  He survived the sinking and got in a lifeboat under the command of 2nd Mate Richard Ayres. They were in the lifeboat for 13 days and tried to get ashore in a cove near the Lizard. The boat capsized and the RO, a DEMS gunner and three Asian crew members were drowned.

430     HAMWELL, 2nd R.O. JOSEPH (25),     SS BOSTON
25th September 1942

A convoy of eight ex-U.S. riverboats and coastal steamers all chartered by the MOWT and bound from New York to the U.K. was attacked by U-boats. The Boston, 4989 tons was sunk by U-216 with the loss of sixty-two of the crew and the New York, 4989 tons was sunk by the U-96 with the loss of sixty crew. There were four survivors from the two ships.

431     HANCOCK, 2nd R.O. NORMAN (27),     SS MEDJERDA
17th March 1941

The cargo ship Medjerda, 4380 tons (F. C. Strick and Co.), was sunk by U-105 north of Cape Verde Islands.

432     HANNAH, 2nd R.O. JAMES (18),     SS WEST WALES
29th January 1941

In the Northwest Approaches, U-boats attacked a homeward-bound convoy and its stragglers. U-94 sank the cargo ship West Wales, 4354 tons (Gibbs and Co.), New York to Newport with the loss of sixteen of her crew.

433     HANRATTY, 2nd R.O. TERENCE CHARLES (17),     SS TORONTO CITY
2nd July 1941

The steamer Toronto City, 2486 tons (C. Hill and Sons), in Admiralty service as a weather ship was sunk by U-108 in mid-Atlantic. There were no survivors from a crew of thirty-five.

434     HANSEN, 1st R.O. PAUL ARNULF OLDEMAR (38),    SS SVEND FOYN         21st March 1943

In a North Atlantic convoy in severe storms with winds to Force 11, sub-zero temperatures, snowstorms and 40-foot waves, several ships were damaged by ice. The Svend Foyn, a tanker of 14795 tons plunged to the bottom after striking an iceberg. Twenty-four of her crew died.

435     HANSLIP, 3rd R.O. WALTER RAYMOND (19),    SS EMPIRE TURNSTONE    22nd October 1942

Southwest of Iceland, the cargo ship Empire Turnstone, 6113 tons (MOWT, Kay, Son and Co. Managers), the Tyne to Port Sulphur was sunk by U-621 with the loss of all forty-six crew.

436    HANVEY, 2nd R.O. EDWARD BRENDAN (24),     SS FORT LAMY
8th March 1943

East of Cape Farewell, a U-boat (identity not known) sank the cargo ship Fort Lamy (MOWT), Philadelphia to the U.K. This vessel was in a homeward-bound convoy that lost twelve ships in blinding snowstorms and force 10 winds. The ship, carrying TNT, blew up and forty members of her crew died, there were only three survivors.

437     HARALAMBOS, 1st R.O. GEORGE (21),     SS NELLIE
13th October 1942

The Greek registered ship, per Ocean Maritime SS Co. was torpedoed east of Newfoundland by U-6O7 whilst in convoy SC104. Thirty-two members of her crew were lost.

438     HARDMAN, 1st R.O. CYRIL EDWARD (21),     SS EMPIRE CELT
27th February 1942

East of Newfoundland, U-boats attacked an outward-bound convoy, sinking the tanker Empire Celt, 8032 tons (MOWT), the Clyde to New York. Both U-162 and U-158 claimed to have torpedoed this ship. Four members of the crew were lost.

439     HARE, 2nd R.O. JOHN E. (20),     SS UMONA
30th March 1941

Off Freetown, the cargo liner Umona, 3767 tons (Bullard, King & Co.), South Africa to London was sunk by U-124 with the loss of eighty-five crew and fifteen passengers.

440     HARESNAPE, 1st R.O. GEORGE ALAN (41),     SS CORTES
26th September 1943.

Attacks on a homeward-bound convoy continued north of the Azores for the second day; U-203 sank the cargo ship Cortes, 1374 tons (MacAndrews and Co.), Lisbon to Liverpool. Thirty-six of her crew died.

441     HARGREAVES, 1st R.O. GEOFFREY (20),    SS CLARISSA RADCLIFFE     9th March 1943

South of Halifax the cargo ship Clarissa Radcliffe, 5754 tons (E. T. Radcliffe and Co.), a straggler from a New York to U.K. convoy was seen for the last time on March 9th. All fifty- five crew died. She may have been torpedoed by U-663 on the 18th March.

442     HARGREAVES, 2nd R.O. JOHN DAVID (18),     MV LADY GLANELY
2nd Dec 1940

In the North Atlantic, U-boats attacked a homeward-bound convoy; the cargo ship Lady Glanely, 5497 tons (W. J. Tatem Ltd), Vancouver to London with timber and grain was sunk by U-101, with the loss of thirty of her crew.

443     HARGREAVES, 1st R.O. RAYMOND (33),     SS RUNO
11th April 1943

Near Derna, the cargo liner Runo, 1858 tons (Ellerman Wilson Line), Benghaszi to Alexandria was sunk by U-593. Seventeen members of the crew were lost.

443A HARKES, 1st R.O. DOUGLAS JOHN (19),     SS ASTRA II
29th August 1940

West of Scotland, the U-100 sank the steamer Astra II 2393 tons (MOWT), the Tyne to Rimouski.

444    HARKINS, 2nd R.O. PATRICK LEO (41),     SS EMPRESS OF ASIA
10th February 1942

Off Singapore, the passenger liner Empress of Asia, 16909 tons (Canadian Pacific SS Co.), carrying over 2200 troops from Bombay to Singapore was bombed and set on fire by Japanese aircraft. The wreck was still burning two days later. Only fifteen troops and one member of crew died.

445     HARKNESS, 2nd R.O. ALLAN (22),     MV HENRY STANLEY
7th December 1942

West of Fayal, the passenger/cargo liner Henry Stanley, 5026 tons (Elder Dempster Lines), Liverpool to West Africa was sunk by U-103 with the loss of sixty-four people on board; there was only one survivor.

446     HARLOW, 3rd R.O. ERIC HARTLEY (20),     SS STANGARTH
16th March 1942

In the West Indies, the cargo ship Stangarth, 5966 tons (J. and A. Billmeir and Co), was torpedoed by Italian submarine Morosino. Forty crewmembers lost their lives.

447     HARRIS, 1st R.O. CHARLES (age not given),    SS ARANDORA STAR
2nd July 1940

About 75 miles off Bloody Foreland, the Arandora Star, 14694 tons (Blue Star Line), passenger/cargo liner Liverpool to St. Johns, N.F. was torpedoed by U-47. On board were, nearly 1300 German and Italian prisoners, a military guard of 200 and a crew of 174. A total of eight hundred and five people died.

448     HARRIS, 1st R.O. RAYMOND PHILIP (37),     MV GOLD SHELL
16th April 1945

Near Ostend, the tanker Gold Shell, 8208 tons (Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co.), bound for Antwerp was sunk by a mine with the loss of twelve of her crew.

449     HARRIS, 1st R.O. SIDNEY GEORGE (30),     SS ELMCREST
5th July 1940

German aircraft and E-boats attacked shipping in the Portland area. The steamer Elmcrest, 5032 tons (Crest Shipping Co.), Hull to Wabana was torpedoed by an E-boat and sank with the loss of sixteen of her crew.

450     HARRIS, 1st R.O. WILLIAM HAROLD (49),     SS TANDA
16th July 1944

Off the West Indian coast the cargo liner Tanda (Eastern and Australian Steamship Co.) Australia to India was sunk by the U-181. Three of her crew perished.

451     HARRISON, 2nd R.O. CHARLES KIRKNESS (39),     SS NERISSA
30th April 1941

West of Ireland, the passenger/cargo ship Nerissa, 5583 tons (Bermuda and West Indies SS Co.), West Indies to Liverpool was sunk by U-552. Sixty-six of her crew died.

452     HARRISON, 2nd R.O. CYRIL (33),     MV EMPIRE STATESMAN    5th December 1940

In the North Atlantic the cargo ship Empire Statesman, 5306 tons (MOWT), sank with the loss of thirty-one of her crew.

453     HARRISON, 1st R.O. HERBERT ALLWORTHY (30), SS GRAYBURN
29 June1941

South of Iceland, the cargo ship Grayburn, 6342 tons (Muir Young Ltd), the U.S. to the U.K. was sunk by U-651. Eighteen of her crew perished.

454     HARRISON, 1st R.O. LEWIS WILLIAM (22),     SS NORTH BRITAIN
5th May1943

South of Cape Farewell in an attack on a U K to Canada/U.S. convoy the U-125 sank the cargo ship North Britain, 4635 tons (North Shipping Co). Only eleven of her forty-two crewmembers survived.

455     HARROP-LOMAS, 3rd R.O. CHARLES GORDON (17), SS BOSTON
25th September 1942

A convoy of eight ex-U.S. riverboats and coastal steamers all chartered by the MOWT and bound from New York to the U.K. was attacked by U-boats. The Boston, 4989 tons was sunk by U-216 with the loss of sixty-two of the crew and the New York, 4989 tons was sunk by the U-96 with the loss of sixty crew. There were four survivors from the two ships.

456     HARTLEY, 3rd R.O. WILLIAM HENRY (19),     SS ST. SUNNIVA
22nd January1943

Off Sable Island, the convoy rescue ship St. Sunniva, 1368 tons (General Steam Navigation Co.) with a convoy from the U.K. was lost with all sixty-four people on board.

457    HARVEY, 3RD R.O. DAVID GEORGE (19),     SS FORT LAMY
8th March 1943

East of Cape Farewell, a U-boat (identity not known) sank the cargo ship Fort Lamy (MOWT), Philadelphia to the U.K. This vessel was in a homeward-bound convoy that lost twelve ships in blinding snowstorms and force 10 winds. The ship, carrying TNT, blew up and forty members of her crew died, there were only three survivors.

458     HARWOOD, 3rd R.O. REGINALD (26),     SS EMPIRE HERON
15th October 1941

U-boats attacked a homeward-bound convoy southeast of Cape Farewell; U-568 sank the cargo ship Empire Heron, 6023 tons (MOWT, A. Weir and Co. Managers), Canada to the U.K. Forty-three of her crew lost their lives. There was one survivor.

459     HASLAM, 1st R.O. ARTHUR FORDE (40),     SS PORT WELLINGTON    30th Nov. 1940

In the southern Indian Ocean, the cargo liner Port Wellington, 8310 tons (Port Line), Sydney and Adelaide to the U.K. was sunk by the German commerce raider and four of her crew died. In the first salvo from the raider the above officer was killed  outright.

460     HATTON 2nd R.O. JOSEPH JAMES (21),     SS TACOMA STAR         1st February 1942

East of Hampton Roads, the cargo liner Tacoma Star, 7924 tons (Blue Star Line), Buenos Aires to the U.K. was sunk by U-109. All eighty-five crew died.

461     HAWKE, 1st R.O. GEOFFREY OSWALD (21),     SS SHREWSBURY        12th February 1941

Near the Azores the heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper, (German) encountered a Freetown to U.K. convoy and sank, amongst others, the cargo ship Shrewsbury, 4542 tons (Capper, Alexander and Co.), Rosario to the U.K. with the loss of twenty of her crew.

462     HAWKINS, 2nd R.O. NORMAN HENRY (28),     SS LLANWERN        26th February 1941

West of Ireland, Focke-Wulf Condor aircraft attacked an outward-bound convoy sinking, amongst others, the cargo ship Llanwern, 4966 tons (E. T. Radcliffe and Co.), bound for the U.S. Twenty-five of her crew died.

463     HAWORTH, 2nd R.O. JOHN (24),     SS EMPIRE ELAND
15th September 1941

In an attack on a North Atlantic convoy, U-94 sank the cargo ship Empire Eland, 5613 tons (MOWT, Douglas and Ramsey, Managers). She was from the River Mersey to Tampa and Mobile and she was lost with all hands. Twenty-seven of her crew perished.

464     HAWORTH, 1st R.O. WILFRED (34),     SS ORISKANY
24th February 1945

Off Lands End, the cargo ship Oriskany, 1644 tons (Wallem and Co.), South Wales to London was sunk by U-480. This U-boat was then sunk by the frigates Duckworth and Rowley. Twenty-two of her crew died.

465     HAY, 1st R.O. JAMES WILLIAM ESMOND (23),     SS CITY OF BATH
1st December 1942

Off Guiana, U-508 sank the cargo liner City of Bath, 5079 tons (Ellerman Line), East Africa to the U.K. with the loss of three of her crew.

466     HAYES, 1st R.O. JOSEPH WILLIAM (39),     SS EASTLEA
30th March 1941

South of Iceland, the U-48 attacked a homeward-bound convoy sinking the cargo ship Eastlea, 4267 tons (John Morrison and Son), New York to the U.K. Thirty-four of her crew were lost.

467     HAYES, 3rd R.O. NICHOLAS (19),     SS EMPIRE MARCH
2nd January 1943

Southwest of St. Helena, the cargo ship Empire March was sunk by the commerce raider Michel (German) on 28th December 1942. Twenty-seven of her crew died.

468     HAYLES, 1st R.O. ALFRED BESTER (35),     MV EMPIRE SPRING
15th February 1942

Southeast of Halifax, the cargo ship Empire Spring, 6946 tons (MOWT, Donaldson Brothers and Black, Managers), was sunk by a U-boat, identity uncertain. Forty of her crew perished.

469     HAYNES, 2nd R.O. CHARLES ANTHONY (19),     SS SUSAN MAERSK
12th June 1941

In the North Atlantic, the cargo ship Susan Maersk, 2355 tons (MOWT, Thompson Steam Shipping Co. Managers,) was torpedoed by U-553. Twenty-two of her crew died.

470     HEALEY, 2nd R.O. DONALD (21),        SS FISCUS
18th October 1940

In the Northwest Approaches, U-boats attacked a homeward-bound convoy sinking, amongst others, the cargo ship Fiscus, 4815 tons (W. H. Seager and Co.), from Three Rivers to the U.K. with steel. She was torpedoed by U-99 with the loss of thirty-eight of her crew; there was only one survivor.

471     HEAP, 3rd R.O. REGINALD (18),     SS LLANASHE
17th February 1943

Southeast of East London, the cargo ship Llariashe, 4836 tons (E. T. Radcliffe and Co.), Persian Gulf to South Africa was sunk by U-182. Twenty-three of her crew were lost.

472     HEARD, 3rd R.O. ARTHUR ANDREW (15),     SS EMPIRE WAGTAIL
28th December 1942

North of the Azores, U-boats attacked an outward-bound convoy; cargo ship Empire Wagtail, 4893 tons (MOWT), bound for the U.S. sunk by the U-260. Thirty-six of the crew died.

473     HEATLEY, 1st R.O. JOHN (44),     SS CALABRIA
8th December 1940

Off the southwest of Ireland, the cargo ship Calabria, 9515 tons (MOWT), Calcutta to the Clyde was sunk by U-103. Twenty-two of her crew died.

474     HEGARTY, 3rd R.O. NORMAN WOOD (18),     SS FORT PIC
10th June 1944

Off the “Gold Beach” Normandy, the Fort Pic, 7150 tons (MOWT, Managers J. and C. Harrison), was attacked and damaged by shelling and bombs. Whilst fighting the fires three crew were killed. The ship did not sink.

475     HELLAWELL, 2nd R.O. CLAUDE (20),     MV ROBERT L. HOLT
4th July 1941

West of the Canary Islands, the cargo liner Robert L. Holt, 2918 tons (John Holt and Co.), the U.K. to West Africa was sunk by U-69. She was lost with all hands. Forty-two of her crew died.

476     HENDERSON, 2nd R.O. GEORGE ESKDALE (21),     SS MANAQUI
15th March 1942

Near Barbados, the cargo ship Manaqui, 2802 tons (Furness Withy and Co.), was sunk by U-504 with the loss of thirty-five of her crew.

477     HENDERSON, 3rd R.O. JOHN (17),    SS CARPERBY
1st March 1942

Northwest of Bermuda, the cargo ship Carperby, 4890 tons (Ropner Shipping Co.), the U.K. to Buenos Aires was sunk by the U-588. Forty crewmembers lost their lives.

478    HENDERSON, 2nd R.O. LAWRENCE BOLT (40),    SS EMPIRE HAWSKSBILL    19th July 1942

North of the Azores, U-564 sank the cargo ship Empire Hawksbill, 5724 tons (MOWT), the U.K. to South Africa. Thirty-eight of her crew perished.

479    HENNERTY, 1st R.O. MICHAEL (43),     MV AURIS            28th June 1941

East of Madeira, the tanker Auris, 8030 tons (Angle-Saxon Petroleum Co.), Trinidad to Gibraltar on Admiralty service was sunk by the Italian submarine Da Vinci with the loss of nine of her crew.

480    HENNESSY, 1st R.O. JAMES (22),     SS MAGDALENA        18th September 1940

South of Iceland, the U-48 sank the cargo ship Magdalena, 3118 tons (Smith Hogg and Co.), St John’s N.F. to Liverpool; thirty-one of her crew died.

481     HEPWORTH, 2nd R.O. ROBERT ARNOLD (21),     MV SEAFORTH         18th February 1941

Northwest of Ireland, the cargo ship Seaforth, 5459 tons (Elder Dempster), West Africa to Liverpool was sunk by the U-103 with the loss of all forty-nine crew and ten passengers.

482    HERFORD, 3rd R.O. ROBERT HENRY (20),     SS FORT BUCKINGHAM    20th January 1944

Northwest of the Maldive Islands, the cargo ship Fort Buckingham, 7122 tons (MOWT, S. Constantine SS Line, Managers), India to the River Plate was sunk by U-188. Nine of her crew died.

483    HERMAN, 3rd R.O. SIDNEY PHILLIP (24),     SS EMPIRE JAGUAR    8th December 1940

West of Ireland the cargo ship Empire Jaguar, 5186 tons (MOWT, Sir W. Reardon Smith & Sons, Managers), Cardiff to Philadelphia. In ballast was sunk by U-103 with the loss of all thirty-seven crew.

484    HESKETH, 1st R.O. HAROLD (26),     SS AVIEMORE        16th September 1939

In the Southwest Approaches the cargo ship Aviemore, 4060 tons (Furness Withy Co.), Swansea to Buenos Aires was torpedoed by U-31 and sank with the loss of twenty-three people.

485    HEXTALL, 1st R.O. FRANK STAPLEFORD (45),     SS MARIETTA E        4th March 1943

Northeast of East London, the cargo ship Marietta E, 7628 tons (MOWT), the U.S. to the Middle East was sunk by U-160 with the loss of four crew.

486    HICKS, 1st R.O. JAMES (22),     SS HOBBEMA        3rd November 1942

Dutch registered ship. Torpedoed and sunk by U-132 south east of Cape Farewell in convoy SC1O7 with the loss of twenty-eight crew/gunners.

487     HIGGINS, 3rd R.O. BERNARD GERARD (18),     MV AMPECTO        18th September 1944

Allied ship not registered as British. Registered as Belgian and details not known.

488     HILBOURNE, 1st R.O. EDWARD E. (43),     SS VICTORIA CITY
2nd December 1940

In U-boat attacks in the North Atlantic, the U-140 sank the Victoria City, 4739 tons (Sir W. Reardon Smith and Sons), New York to Liverpool with the loss of all forty-three crew.

489     HILDRED, 1st R.O. RAYMOND GURTON (25),    MV PACIFIC PRESIDENT    2nd December 1940

In U-boat attacks on convoys in the North Atlantic, the U-43 sank the cargo liner Pacific President, 7113 tons (Furness Withy and Co.), Leith to New York with the loss of fifty of her crew.

490     HILL, 2nd R.O. JOHN (22),     SS WELCOMBE
4th April 1941

South of Iceland, the U-98 sank the cargo ship Welcombe, 5112 tons (Pyman Brothers), Baltimore to the U.K. with grain. Fifteen of her crew perished.

491     HILL, 3rd R.O. PERCY CHARLES (20),     MV BRITISH DOMINION    10th January 1943

Off the Canary Islands, the tanker British Dominion, 6983 tons (British Tanker Co.), Curacao to Gibraltar was torpedoed by U-522 and was sunk next day by U-620; thirty-eight of the crew died.

492     HILTON, 1st R.O. JOHN (30),     SS ROSENBORG
24th April 1943

West of the Shetland Isles the cargo ship Rosenborg (MOWT, J. S. Stranaghan and Co., Managers) Reykjavik to the U. K. was sunk by the U-386. Twenty-two of the crewmembers perished.

493     HILTON, 1st R.O. ROWLAND (23),     SS MUNERIC
10th September 1941

South of Cape Farewell, U-boats attacked a homeward-bound convoy; U-432 sank the cargo ship Muneric, 5229 tons (Bright Navigation Co.), Rio de Janeiro to Middlesbrough with iron ore and sixty-three of her crew died.

494     HINDE, 1st R.O. MICHAEL DOUNIS (20),    SS CALEDONIAN MONARCH     14th January 1942

East of Newfoundland, the cargo ship Caledonian Monarch, 5851 tons (Monarch SS Co.), North America to the U.K. was sunk by U-333. Forty-one of the crew perished.

495     HINDS, 3rd R.O. JOHN ALEXANDER (18),    SS MANCHESTER MERCHANT     25th February 1943

East of Cape Race, the cargo liner Manchester Merchant, 7264 tons (Manchester Liners), Manchester to St John N.B. was sunk by U-628. Twenty-nine crewmembers died.

496     HOARE, 1st R.O. IVOR (22),     SS MARCELLA
13th March 1943

Off Cape Finisterre, the U-1O7 attacked an outward-bound convoy sinking the cargo ship Marcella, 4592 tons (Kaye Transport Co.) bound for South Africa with the loss of all her forty-four crew and gunners.

497     HODSON, 2nd R.O. MICHAEL SCOTT (21),     MV CORDELIA
3rd February 1943

South of Iceland, the tanker Cordelia, 8190 tons (C. T. Bowring and Co.), Curacao to the Clyde on Admiralty service was sunk by U-632. Thirty-eight of the crew perished.

498     HOLCROFT, 1st R.O. THOMAS BENETTY (28),     SS MODESTA
25th April 1942

Near Bermuda, the cargo ship Modesta, 3830 tons (MOWT), the Caribbean to the U.S. was sunk by U-108. Seventeen crew members died.

499    HOLDEN, 1st R.O. KENNETH GEORGE (20),    SS BARON BLYTHSWOOD     20th September 1940

West of Ireland a homeward bound convoy was attacked by U-boats; U-99 sank the cargo ship Baron Blythswood, 3668 tons (H. Hogarth and Sons), Wabana to Port Talbot. There were no survivors; thirty-five crew died.

500     HOLDHAM, 2nd R.0. FRANCIS HENRY (29),     SS CYMBELINE
2nd September 1940

West of the Canary Islands, the tanker Cymbeline, 6317 tons, on Admiralty Service, Gibraltar to Trinidad was sunk by the commerce raider Widder (German) with the loss of seven of her crew.

501     HOLLAND, 2nd R.O. VICTOR LOUIS (31),     SS TEANO
8th November 1943

There is no record of the above ship being destroyed or badly damaged. She was registered at Hull and the above officer was the only member of the crew to lose his life.

502     HOLLIDAY, 2nd R.O. GEORGE (18),     SS EMPIRE RIDGE
19th May 1941

Off Bloody Foreland, the cargo ship Empire Ridge, 2922 tons (MOWT), Melilla to Workington with iron ore was sunk by U-96. Twenty-seven of her crew were lost.

503     HOLLINGS, 3rd R.O. FRANK HOLDSWORTH (28), SS NAPIER STAR         18th December 1940

South of Iceland, the passenger/cargo liner Napier star, 10116 tons (Blue Star Line), Liverpool to New Zealand was sunk by U-100 with the loss of sixty-three crew.

504     HOLMES, 2nd R.O.DAVID CLIFFORD (21),     SS SAN FABIAN        28th August 1942

Northeast of Jamaica, the tanker San Fabian, 13031 tons (Eagle Oil and Shipping Co.), Curacao to the U.K. was sunk by U-511 with the loss of twenty-six of her crew.

505     HOLMES, 2nd R.O. RAYMOND JEROME (19),     MV DUFFIELD
9th April 1941

Northwest of the Canary Islands, the tanker Duffield, 8516 tons (Hunting and Son), Curacao to Gibraltar on Admiralty service was sunk by U-107 with the loss of twenty-five of her crew.

506     HOLMES, 2nd R.O. RONALD WILFRED (24),     MV CONGELLA
24th October 1943

Northwest of Addu Atoll the cargo ship Congella, 4533 tons (A. Weir and Co.), India to South Africa was sunk by the Japanese submarine I-10 with the loss of nine crew members.

507     HOLMES, 2nd R.O. THOMAS (25),     SS JOSE DE LARRINAGA    7th September 1940

In the Northwest Approaches, U-47 attacked a homeward-bound convoy sinking the cargo ship Jose de Larrinaga, 5303 tons (Larrinaga SS Co.), with the loss of all forty on board.

508     HOLT, 2nd R.O. HARRY (21),     SS EMPIRE GOLD
18th April 1945

West of the Bay of Biscay, the tanker Empire Gold, 8028 tons (MOWT) was sunk by U-1107. Thirty-seven of the crew died.

509     HOLWAY, 2nd R.O. CYRIL JAMES (22),     SS EMPIRE TOWER
5th March 1943

Off Cape Finisterre, the U-13O attacked a Gibraltar to U.K. convoy sinking the cargo ship Empire Tower, 4378 tons (MOWT) from Huelva; with the loss of thirty-six crew.

510     HOME, 3rd R.O. REGINALD CLAUDE WALLACE (27), MV OTAIO
28th August 1941

West of Ireland,the cargo line Otaio, 10298 tons (New Zealand Shipping Co.), Liverpool to Australia was sunk by U-558. Thirteen of her crew died.

511     HOOD-WEBB, 1st R.O. RICHARD ERNEST LEONARD (27),
29th October 1942    MV ABOSSO

About 700 miles north of the Azores the passenger cargo liner Abosso, 11330 tons (Elder Dempster Lines), Cape Town to Liverpool was sunk by U-575. There were thirty-one survivors; two hundred and fifty-one passengers and crew died.

512    HORN, 1st R.O. JOHN NICHOLSON (38),     SS LEO DAWSON
29th January 1940

The cargo ship Leo Davson 4330 tons (F.L.Dawson and Co.), was torpedoed and sunk by U-37 east of the Shetland Islands with the loss of all hands, 35 officers and men.

513    HORTON, 1st R.O. GEORGE WILLIAM (37),    SS CITY OF GUILDFORD    27th March 1943

Near Derna, the passenger/cargo liner City of Guildford, 5157 tons (Ellerman City Line), Alexandria to Tripoli was sunk by U-593 with the loss of all one hundred and twenty-seven people on board.

514    HOUSLEY, 3rd R.O. LEO MARICE (18),     MV ANGLO CANADIAN    25th June 1942

Southeast of Bermuda, the cargo ship Anglo Canadian, 5268 tons (Lawther Latta and Co.), India to the U.S. was sunk by U-153. The above officer was the only European of the crew to lose his life.

515    HOUSTON, 1st R.O. ERNEST PATTINSON (42),     SS SHEAF MOUNT        24th August 1942

Southeast of Cape Farewell, the cargo ship Sheaf Mount, 5017 tons (W. A. Souter), South Wales to Canada was sunk by U-605 with the loss of thirty-one crew.

516    HOWARD, 1st R.O. WILLIAM HERBERT (39),     SS EMPIRE WHALE    29th March 1943

Northwest of Cape Finisterre, U-boats attacked a homeward-bound convoy; U-602 sank the cargo ship Empire Whale, 6159 tons (MOWT, Donaldson Brothers and Black, Managers), from Pepel. Forty-one of her crew died.

517    HOWARTH, 2nd R.O. WINSTON EDGELL (31),     SS NORMAN PRINCE    28th May 1942

Near St. Lucia, the cargo ship Norman Prince, 1913 tons (Prince Line), bound for the port, to load, was sunk by U-156. Seventeen of her crew died.

518    HOWELL, 1st R.O. ERIC OSCAR (24),     SS SIRIKISHNA        24th February 1941

Between the west coast of Ireland and the south of Iceland, U-boats attacked ships that had dispersed from an outward-bound convoy; U-96 sank the cargo ship Sirikishna, 5458 tons (C. Salvesen), bound for Halifax, with the loss of all hands.

519    HOWIE, 1st R.O. WILLIAM KELSO (27),     SS EMPIRE CARIBOU    10th May 1941

South of Denmark Strait, the cargo ship Empire Caribou, 4861 tons (MOWT, Sir W. Reardon Smith and Sons, Managers), the U.K. to Boston was sunk by
U-556 with the loss of all twenty-nine of her crew.

520     HOWLEY, 1st R.O. EDWARD GABRIEL (24),     SS EMPIRE ELAND
15th September 1941

In an attack on a North Atlantic convoy, U-94 sank the cargo ship Empire Eland, 5613 tons (MOWT, Douglas and Ramsey, Managers). She was from the River Mersey to Tampa and Mobile and she was lost with all hands. Twenty-seven of her crew perished.

521     HUBBOCK 1st R.O. CHARLES CECIL BULMER (27), SS AGAMEMNON     8th November 1940

Dutch registered ship, 1930 tons. Bombed by German aircraft and sunk 5 miles from the Swin Light Vessel. Two of her crew were lost.

522     HUDSON, 1st R.O. HERBERT ARTHUR (30),     SS EMPIRE BLANDA
18th February 1941

In the North Atlantic, the cargo ship Empire Blanda, 5693 tons (MOWT, Larrinaga SS Co. Managers), homeward-bound was sunk by U-69 with the loss of all hands, forty people.

523    HUDSON, 1st R.O. WALTER HARRUL (35),     SS TYMERIC
23rd November 1940

About 600 miles west of the Hebrides, U-123 attacked an outward-bound convoy sinking the cargo ship Tymeric, 5288 tons (A. Weir and Co.) Hull to Buenos Aires with coal, with the loss of seventy-two of her crew, there being only three survivors.

524     HUGHES, 1st R.O. ERIC WILLIAM EVELYN (38),     SS CORTONA
14th July 1942

South of the Azores, the cargo liner Cortona, 7093 tons (Donaldson Line), Liverpool to Buenos Aires was sunk by U-201 with the loss of thirty of her crew.

525     HUGHES, 1st R.O. JAMES (40),                  SS JOSE DE LARRINAGA
7th September 1940

In the Northwest Approaches, U-47 attacked a homeward-bound convoy sinking the cargo ship Jose de Larrinaga, 5303 tons (Larrinaga SS Co.), with the loss of all forty on board.

526    HUGHES, 2nd R.O. J. EILIAN (29),     SS SULACO            19th October 1940

South of Iceland, the steamer Sulaco, 5389 tons (Elders and Fyffes), Avonmouth to Nigeria was sunk by U-124 with the loss of sixty-seven of her crew.

526A   HUGHES, 2nd R.O. ROBERT BERTRAM  (20),     MV FISHPOOL
14  November  1940

Buried at Rothesay  Cemetery,  Buteshire,  Scotland.

The mv Fishpool on her maiden voyage was attacked by German
aircraft off  Scotland on 14 November 1940.   This officer was killed in
the attack.  The ship did not sink.

527     HUGHES, 2nd R.O. WILLIAM HANDEL (age not given),    SS WAYFARER
19th August 1944

Off East Africa the cargo liner Wayfarer, 5068 tons (T. and J. Harrison), East Africa to the U.K. was sunk by the U-862, with the loss of forty-five of her crew.

528    HUGHSON, 3rd R.O. BASIL (16),     SS EMPIRE OIL        13th September 1942

In the North Atlantic, the tanker Empire Oil, 8029 tons (MOWT, Anglo-American Oil Co. Managers), the U.K. to New York for orders was sunk by U-584 with the loss of eighteen of her crew.

529    HUME, 2nd R.O. WILLIAM FRANK (21),     SS HARPAGON        20th April 1942

Northwest of Bermuda the cargo ship Harpagon, 5719 tons (J. and C. Harrison), the U.K. to India via New York was sunk by the U-109, with the loss of thirty-five of her crew.

530     HUMPHREY, 2nd R.O. ROBERT CLAUD VIVIAN (49), SS TANDA
16th July 1944

Northwest of Bermuda the cargo ship Harpagon, 5719 tons (J. and C. Harrison), the U.K. to India via New York was sunk by the U-109, with the loss of thirty-five of her crew.

531     HUMPHREY, 1st R.O. CHARLES ARTHUR (41),     SS VOLO
28th December 1941

Off Mersa Matruh, the cargo liner Volo, 1587 tons (Ellerman Wilson Line), Tobruk to Alexandria was sunk by U-75; twenty-four of her crew were lost.

532     HUMPHREYS, 1st R.O. MALDWYN (22),     SS HALLFRIED
31st October 1943

Norwegian registered ship. Torpedoed and sunk by U-262 in the North Atlantic with the loss of thirty-one crew.

533     HUMPHREYS, 2nd R.O. THOMAS ALFRED VAUGHAN (25), SS CITY OF CAIRO    6th November 1942

South of St. Helena, the passenger/cargo liner City of Cairo, 8034 tons (Ellerman City Line), India to the U.K. was sunk by U-68. Eighty-two crew and twenty-two passengers died.

534     HUNTER, 2nd R.O. RICHARD GERRARD (18),     SS SWEDRU
16th April 1941

West of Malin Head, the cargo liner Swedru, 5379 tons (Elder Dempster Lines), West Africa to Liverpool was sunk by Focke-Wu1fe Condor aircraft with the loss of seventeen crew and seven passengers.

535     HURST, 1st R.O. JAMES WILLIAM (26),     SS RADHURST
21st February 1943

Off Newfoundland, the cargo ship Radhurst, 3454 tons Canada to the U.K. was sunk by U-525. Thirty-eight of her crew died.

536     HUTCHINGS, 1st R.O. ERIC CHARLES (32),     SS KERVEGAN
9th February 1941

M.O.S. (Evan T. Radcliffe and Co), 2018 tons, Halifax N.S. to U.K. On the 9th February 1941 she was reported in distress in position 43 N 61 W. No further news was received. Later wreckage was washed ashore in Nova Scotia. Twenty-six of her crew were lost.

537    HUTCHINGS, 1st R.O. NORMAN REDVERS (38),    SS MANCHESTER BRIGADE    27th September 1940

West of Malin Head, U-137 sank the cargo liner Manchester Brigade, 6042 tons (Manchester Liners), Manchester to Montreal with the loss of fifty-three men including the convoy commodore, Vice-Admiral H.H. Smith.

538     HUTCHINSON, 3rd R.O. KENNETH JOSEPH (18),    SS FORT LA MONTEE
4th August 1943

Whilst discharging military stores at Algiers, a fire was discovered in No.1 Hold. This spread quickly, and the Fort La Montee, 7134 tons, (MOWT:  J. and C. Harrison, Managers), was towed to a safer anchorage outside the harbour where she blew up. Twenty-five of her crew were killed.

539     HUXTABLE, 1st R.O. ALFRED JOHN (20),     SS MEROPE
28th April 1943

The cargo ship Merope 1162 tons (Dutch registration) was torpedoed and sunk by U-371, 10 miles ENE of Cape Bengut, Libya, with the loss of ten crew.

540     HYMAN, 3rd R.O. HARRY (28),     SS MALAYA II
27th June 1941

East of Cape Farewell, the cargo ship Malaya II, 8651 tons (MOWT, United Baltic Corp. Managers), Montreal to the U. K. was sunk by U-564. Thirty-six of her crew died.

541     INGLE, 1st R.O. ERNEST FRANK (33),     SS BRITISH SECURITY
20th May 1941

South of Cape Farewell, U-boats attacked a homeward-bound convoy; the tanker British Security, 8470 tons (British Tanker Co.), Curacao to the Clyde was sunk by U-556 with the loss of fifty-three of her crew.

542     INNES, 3rd R.O. CHARLES WILLIAM (22),     SS EMPIRE STEVENSON     13th September 1942

Southwest of Bear Island, He-111’s attacked a Russian bound convoy. They flew in line abreast and dropped their torpedoes simultaneously, hitting eight ships including the cargo ship Empire Stevenson, 6209 tons (MOWT). Forty of the crew died.

543     IRELAND, 2nd R.O. THOMAS HOWARD (40),     SS TABARISTAN
29th May 1941

Near Freetown, the cargo liner Tabaristan, 6251 tons (F.C. Strick and Co.), Persian Gulf to the U.K. was sunk by the U-38, with the loss of seven of her crew.

544    IRETON, 2nd R.O. FRANK H (19),     SS CLIFTON HALL        12th June 1942

Off Madagascar, the cargo ship Clifton Hall, 5063 tons (West Hartlepool S.N. Co.), Alexandria to the west coast of South America was sunk by the Japanese submarine I-20. Two of her crew were lost.

545     IRONSIDE, 2nd R.O. JAMES ALEXANDER PIRIE (20), SS EMPIRE SHACKLETON    1st January 1943

North of the Azores U-boats attacked an outward bound convoy; the cargo ship empire Shackleton, 7068 tons (MOWT, Houlder Line Managers) bound for Halifax was sunk by U-435. Thirty-two of the crew died.

546    IRVINE, 3rd R.O. FRANCIS WILLIAM (19),     SS RAMSAY            9th June 1942

In the North Atlantic, U-94 attacked a convoy sinking the cargo ship Ramsay, 4855 tons (Bolton SS Co.), from U.K. to New York. Thirty-five members of her crew died.

547     IRVING, 3rd R.O. THOMAS MALCOLM (18),     SS FORT MISSANABIE
19th May 1944

South of Taranto the cargo ship Fort Missanabie, 7147 tons (MOWT) was sunk by U-453 after leaving port, with the loss of eleven of her crew.

548     IRWIN, 1st R.O. JAMES (31),     MV SILVERBEECH
28th March 1943

Southeast of the Canary Islands, U-boats attacked an outward-bound convoy; the U-172 sank the cargo ship Silverbeech, 5319 tons (S. and J. Thompson) U.K. to West Africa, with the loss of nineteen of her crew.

549     IRWIN, 1st R.O. ROBERT GEORGE WYLIE (23),     SS CARLTON        20th December 1940

West of Ireland, the cargo ship Canton, 5162 tons (R. Chapman and Sons), Newport to Buenos Aires was sunk by the Italian submarine Calvi with the loss of twenty-nine of her crew.

550    ISAACS, 1st R.O. MARCUS (39),     SS EMPIRE BISON        1st November 1940

Northwest of the Hebrides, the cargo ship Empire Bison, 5612 tons (MOWT), Halifax to the Clyde for orders, was sunk by U-124 with the loss of thirty-eight crew.

551     JACK, 3rd R.O. DAVID GUTHRIE (22),     MV ATHELTEMPLAR
1st March 1941

The Atheltemplar was sunk on the 14th September 1942 by U-457 off Bear Island, when acting as a fleet oiler for a Russian-bound convoy. So, given the date of the above officers death, it must have occurred when the ship was bombed by German aircraft on 1st March 1941 in position 57.04 N 01.50 W. Fifteen other members of the crew also lost their lives at that time.

552     JACK, 2nd R.O. JAMES KELLY (21),     SS HAMLA
18th August 1942

The 4416 ton Hamla, (Cory & Strick Ltd), left Rio de Janeiro bound for Freetown on the 18th August 1942 carrying a crew of thirty-eight and four gunners. Independently routed, she was never seen again and for many months she was thought to have been sunk by the German raider Michel south of Fernando Noronha. Carrying manganese ore her end came quickly and without warning as Lieutenant Erich Wurdemann, U-506, torpedoed her at dusk on 23rd August. Her position was given as 04.00 S 24.00 W.

553     JACKA, 2nd R.O. RONALD JEFFREY (21),     SS GAROET
19th June 1944

Dutch registered ship. Torpedoed and sunk by U-181 northeast of Mauritius with the loss of eighty-eight people. There were ten survivors.

554     JACKSON, 3rd R.O. ARTHUR (21),     MV CALIFORNIA STAR    4th March 1943

Northwest of the Azores, the passenger/cargo liner California Star, 8300 tons (Blue Stan Line), Australia and New Zealand to Liverpool was sunk by U-515 with the loss of fifty-one people.

555     JACKSON, 1st R.O. CLAUDE (38),     SS EMPIRE SHACKLETON    1st January 1943

North of the Azores U-boats attacked an outward bound convoy; the cargo ship empire Shackleton, 7068 tons (MOWT, Houlder Line Managers) bound for Halifax was sunk by U-435. Thirty-two of the crew died.

556     JACKSON, 1st R.O. CYRIL CHARLES ALBERT (33), SS MANAQUI
15th March 1942

Near Barbados, the cargo ship Manaqui, 2802 tons (Furness Withy and Co.), was sunk by U-504 with the loss of thirty-five of her crew.

557     JACKSON, 1st R.O. HORACE WILFRED (33),     SS ESSEX
16th January 1941

Whilst the cargo liner Essex, 11063 tons (Federal Steam Nay. Co.) was discharging in Malta on 16/17th January, she was severely damaged in an air raid. It is assumed that the above officer was killed during the course of the air attack.

558     JACKSON, W/O Fishing Fleet ROBERT WILLIAM (27),    FV WIGMORE
19th November 1939

The fishing vessel Wigmore 345 tons was torpedoed and sunk off the Faroe Isles by U-18 whilst in an Iceland Fishing convoy. The number of casualties is not known.

559     JACKSON, 1st R.O. WILLIAM ARTHUR (21),    SS PASS OF BALMAHA     17th October 1941

Off Alexandria, the tanker Pass of Balrnaha, 758 tons (Bulk Oil SS Co.), was torpedoed by U-97 and her petrol cargo blew up destroying the ship. Sixteen of her crew were lost.

560     JACKSON, 1st R.O. WILLIAM CECIL (20),     SS GOTHIC
12th September 1940

Off Spurn Point, the tanker Gothic, 2444 tons (Gothic SS Co.), Immingham to Billingham with creosote was sunk by a mine with the loss of twelve of her crew.

561     JACOBS, 1st R.O. HERBERT ARTHUR (42),     SS BALTONIA
7th February 1943

West of Gibraltar, ships of a Gibraltar to U. K. convoy sailed into a minefield with the loss of the cargo liner Baltonia, 2013 tons (United Baltic Co.) with the loss of six of her crew.

562     JACQUES, 2nd R.O. ALEXANDER (32),    SS BULLMOUTH
29th October 1942

Near Madeira, U-boats attacked a homeward-bound convoy; U-659 sank the tanker Bullmouth, 7519 tons (Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co.), on Admiralty service, which went down with the loss of forty-five of her crew.

563     JAMES, 2nd R.O. ARTHUR (30),     SS TORONTO CITY
2nd July 1941

The steamer Toronto City, 2486 tons (C. Hill and Sons), in Admiralty service as a weather ship was sunk by U-108 in mid-Atlantic. There were no survivors from a crew of thirty-five.

564     JAMES, 1st R.O. JOSHUA (age not given),     SS STORVIKEN
1st October 1943

The cargo ship Storviken 4836 tons (Norwegian registration) was torpedoed and sunk by the Japanese submarine I-10 in the Gulf of Aden with the loss of thirty-seven of her crew.

565 JAMES, 2nd R.O. RICHARD BENJAMIN VAUGHAN (18),
SS ZURICHMOOR     24th May 1942

East of Philadelphia the cargo ship Zurichmoor, 4455 tons (Runciman Shipping Co.), was lost, sunk by U-432. Thirty-eight members of the crew were lost.

566     JAMES, 1st R.O. RICHARD CADDICK (52),     SS EMPIRE GILBERT
2nd November 1942

Off the coast of Ireland, the cargo ship Empire Gilbert, 6640 tons (MOWT), the Tyne to Archangel was sunk by the U-586. Forty-seven of the crew were lost.

567    JAMIESON, 2nd R.O. DAVID (20),     SS EGYPTIAN
6th March 1943

Southeast of Cape Farewell the cargo liner Egyptian, 2686 tons (Ellerman Lines) West Africa to the U.K. was sunk by U-230. Thirty-seven people died.

568     JAMIESON, 1st R.O. ROBERT GLEN (31),     SS TREVERBYN
21st Oct. 1941

In the Southwest Approaches U-82 sank the cargo ship Treverbyn, 5281 tons (Ham SS Co.) from West Africa to the U.K. All forty-nine people on board were lost.

569    JARMAN, 3rd R.O. BARRIE LEONARD (21),     SS SLAMAT            27th April 1941

As they headed south from Nauplia the destroyers Diamond and Wryneck carrying 700 survivors from the Dutch transport Slamat were sunk by German Stuka dive bombers. There were only fifty survivors from the three ships.

570     JEFFERY, 1st R.O. JOHN PHILIP BARTLETT (42), SS NERISSA
30 April 1941

West of Ireland, the passenger/cargo ship Nerissa, 5583 tons (Bermuda and West Indies SS Co.), West Indies to Liverpool was sunk by U-552. Sixty-six of her crew died.

571    JEFFREY, 1st R.O. GEORGE MacINTRYRE (24), SS HOLYSTONE        15th February 1941

In the North Atlantic, the cargo ship Holystone, 5462 tons (Common Bros.), was sunk by U-101, with the loss of all thirty-six of her crew.

572    JEFFS, 1st R.O. STANLEY GEORGE (20),     MV PIZARRO        31st January 1941

In the Southwest Approaches, the cargo ship Pizarro, 1367 tons (MacAndrews and Co.), London to East Spain ports was sunk by the Italian submarine Dandolo. Twenty-one of her crew perished.

573    JENKINS, 1st R.O. WINSTON ARTHUR EMLYN (37), SS AGUILA
19th August 1941

480 miles west of Lands End, U-boats attacked an outward-bound convoy
OG71. U-2O1 sank the commodore ship Aguila, 3255 tons, (Yeoward Brothers), Liverpool to Gibraltar and Lisbon. She sank very quickly with the loss of sixty-five crew, five gunners, the Commodore and his staff of four, and eighty-nine passengers including the first draft of twenty-two W.R.N.S. to be posted overseas. There were only sixteen survivors.

574     JENSEN, 1st R.O. JENS ROBERT (41),     MV BORINGIA        8th October 1942

Near the Cape of Good Hope, the cargo ship Boringia, 5821 tons (MOWT, United Baltic Corp. Managers), the Middle East to the U.S. was sunk by
U-159. Twenty-eight of the crew were lost.

575     JESSON, 3rd R.O. NORMAN REGINALD (21),     SS SAN GASPAR        18th July 1942

U-575 attacked the tanker San Gaspar in the Caribbean on 18th July 1942. Since there is no record of this ship being destroyed by enemy action it is assumed that the above officer was killed during that attack.

576     JOHNSON, 1st R.O. CHARLES (45),     SS ARAKAKA
23rd June 1941

East of Newfoundland, the steamer Arakaka, 2379 tons (Booker Line) was sunk by U-77. She was serving as a weather ship with the Admiralty. She was lost with all hands, forty-six men including Admiralty weather personnel.

577     JOHNSON, 2nd R.O. DESMOND VANE (18),     SS EMPIRE HEATH
13th May 1944

East of Brazil, the cargo ship Empire Heath, 6644 tons (MOWT), Victoria Bay to the U.K. was sunk by U-129. All forty-seven of her crew were lost.

578     JOHNSON, 1st R.O. ERIC CLIFFORD (32),     SS SAN GERARDO         31st March 1942

Southeast of New York, U-71 sank the tanker San Gerardo, 12915 tons (Eagle Oil and Shipping Co.), Curacao to Halifax on Admiralty service. Forty-eight of her crew lost their lives.

579     JOHNSON, 3rd R.O. WALTER SMITH (28),     SS CARSBRECK         24th October 1941

Southwest of Cape St. Vincent, U-564 sank the cargo ship Carsbreck, 3670 tons (Carslogie SS Co.), Almeria to Barrow. Twenty of her crew lost their lives.

580    JOHNSTONE, 2nd R.O. GORDON (28),     SS EMPIRE HURST        11th August 1941

Southwest of Cape St Vincent, the cargo ship Empire Hurst, 2852 tons (MOWT, Smith Hogg and Co. Managers), Spain to the U.K. with iron ore was sunk by Focke-Wulf Condor aircraft. Twenty-five of the crew died.

581    JOLLY, 1st R.O. ALEXANDER (44),     SS LLANWERN
26th February 1941

West of Ireland, Focke-Wulf Condor aircraft attacked an outward-bound convoy sinking, amongst others, the cargo ship Llanwern, 4966 tons (E. T. Radcliffe and Co.), bound for the U.S. Twenty-five of her crew died.

582    JONES, 1st R.O. CAVADOR (42),     SS WIDESTONE        17/18th November 1942

Southeast of Cape Farewell, the cargo ship Widestone, 3193 tons (Turnbull Scott and Co.), Cardiff to St. John’s N.F. with coal was sunk by U-184 with the loss of all forty-eight people on board.

583    JONES, 1st R.O. DAVID IVOR (41),     MV IMVERLEE        19th October 1941

West of Gibraltar, U-204 sank the tanker Inverlee, 9158 tons (Inver Tankers), Trinidad to Gibraltar on Admiralty orders with fuel oil. Twenty-one out of her forty-three crew died.

584     JONES, 1st R.O. EDGAR WILLIAM (42),     SS BOSTON
25th September 1942

A convoy of eight ex-U.S. riverboats and coastal steamers all chartered by the MOWT and bound from New York to the U.K. was attacked by U-boats. The Boston, 4989 tons was sunk by U-216 with the loss of sixty-two of the crew and the New York, 4989 tons was sunk by the U-96 with the loss of sixty crew. There were four survivors from the two ships.

585     JONES, 1st R.O. EDWARD (38),     SS OBSERVER
16th December 1942

Off Brazil, the cargo liner Observer, 5881 tons (T. and J. Harrison), Turkey to the U.S. was sunk by U-176 with the loss of sixty-six of her crew.

586     JONES, 2nd R.O. EDWIN HORATIO (20),     SS RUPERRA
19th October 1940

In the Northwest Approaches, U-boats attacked a homeward-bound convoy. The U-46 sank the cargo ship Ruperra, 4548 tons (J. Cory &andSons), New York to Greenock and Leith. Thirty of her crew perished.

587     JONES, 1st R.O. GRIFFITH SELYF (27),     SS LLANDILO
2nd November 1942

West of South Africa, the cargo ship Llandilo, 4966 tons (E. Thomas Radcliffe and Sons), the U.S. to India was sunk by U-172 with the loss of twenty-one of her crew.

588     JONES, 3rd R.O. HYWEL (29),     SS ST. LINDSAY
13th June 1941

In the North Atlantic, the cargo ship St. Lindsay, 5370 tons (South American Saint Line), the Clyde to Trinidad was sunk by U-751 with the loss of all forty-three of her crew.

589     JONES, 1st R.O. JOHN RICHARD (31),     MV EDWY  R. BROWN
18th February 1941

South of Iceland, the U-103 sank the tanker Edwy R Brown, 10455 tons (Oriental Tankers) with the loss of forty-eight of her crew.

590     JONES, 1st R.O. RICHARD HESELTINE (34),     SS MAIDAN
5th November 1940

In the North Atlantic, the pocket battleship Admiral Scheer (German) came across a thirty-eight ship homeward-bound convoy sinking, amongst others, the cargo ship Maidan, 7908 tons  (T. and J. Brocklebank), Halifax to Liverpool with explosives which blew up with the loss of all ninety people on board.

591 JONES, 3rd R.O. ROBERT CHARLES (19),
SS PENNINGTON COURT    9th October 1942

Southeast of Cape Farewell the cargo ship Pennington Court, 6098 tons (Haldin & Philips), St. Johns N.B. to the U.K., was sunk by the U-254 with the loss of all forty crew.

592    JONES, 1st R.O. SIDNEY KENNETH (27),     SS TURAKINA        20th August 1940

Northwest of New Zealand, the cargo liner Turakina, 9691 tons (New Zealand Shipping Co.), Port Pine and Sydney to Wellington and then the U.K. was sunk in an action with the commerce raider Orion (German) and thirty-five of her crew died.

593     JONES, 2nd R.O. TERRENCE ROSSER (17),     MV LADY GLANELY
2nd December 1940

In the North Atlantic, U-boats attacked a homeward-bound convoy; the cargo ship Lady Glanely, 5497 tons (W. J. Tatem Ltd), Vancouver to London with timber and grain was sunk by U-101, with the loss of thirty of her crew.

594     JOWETT, 2nd R.O. THOMAS HORRICKS (21),    SS EMPIRE TURNSTONE     22nd October 1942

Southwest of Iceland, the cargo ship Empire Turnstone, 6113 tons (MOWT, Kay, Son and Co. Managers), the Tyne to Port Sulphur was sunk by U-621 with the loss of all forty-six crew.

595     JOYCE, 3rd R.O. PETER (18),     SS PENOLVER
19th October 1943

Off Cape Race, the cargo ship Penolver, 3721 tons (Chellew Navigation Co.), bound for Sydney, N.S., was sunk by a mine with the loss of twenty-three of her crew.

596     JOYCE, 4th R.O. THOMAS (25),     MV BRITISH DOMINION     10th January 1943

Off the Canary Islands, the tanker British Dominion, 6983 tons (British Tanker Co.), Curacao to Gibraltar was torpedoed by U-522 and was sunk next day by U-620; thirty-eight of the crew died.

597     KAMEL, 1st R.O. WASSEF (no age given),     SS SHUNTIAN        23rd December 1941

Off Tobruk, the U-559 sank the cargo ship Shuntian, 3059 tons (China Navigation Co.), bound for Alexandria on Admiralty service. Forty-eight of her crew were lost.

598     KANE, 3rd R.O. FRANK (17),     SS TRAVELLER         26th January 1942

South of Nova Scotia, the cargo liner Traveller, 3963 tons (T. and J. Harrison), the U.S. Gulf to Liverpool was sunk by U-106 with the loss of all fifty-nine of her crew.

599    KEHOE, 1st R.O. JAMES FRANCIS (43),     MV NORTHMOOR        17th May 1943

North of Durban, the cargo ship Northmoor, 4392 tons (Runciman Shipping Co.), East Africa to the River Plate was sunk by U-198 with the loss of eleven of her crew.

600     KEILLOH, 2nd R.O. DAVID SMITH (18),     SS EMPIRE HERON     15th October 1941

U-boats attacked a homeward-bound convoy southeast of Cape Farewell; U-568 sank the cargo ship Empire Heron, 6023 tons (MOWT, A. Weir and Co. Managers), Canada to the U.K. Forty-three of her crew lost their lives. There was one survivor.

601     KELLY, 3rd R.O. ALBERT (16),     MV DIALA
15th January 1942

South of Newfoundland, the tanker Diala, 8106 tons (Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co.), the River Mersey to the U.S. was sunk by U-553. Several attempts were made to take the wreck in tow and it was last seen on the 19th March. Fifty-seven of her crew were killed, there were only eight survivors.

602    KELLY, 1st R.O. ARTHUR (26),     SS BARON ERSKINE    10th January 1942

West of Ireland, the cargo ship Baron Erskine, 3657 tons (H. Hogarth and Sons), Tampa to Garston was sunk by U-701 with the loss of forty of her crew.

603    KELLY, 1st R.O. GEOFFREY VINCENT SWARBRICK (20), SS SAMPA
27th February 1945

North of Ostend, the cargo ship Sampa, 7219 tons (MOWT, Houlder Line, Managers), Antwerp to the Thames, was sunk by a mine. Seven of her crew died.

604     KEMP, 2nd R.O. ERNEST WILLIAM (26),     SS EMPIRE CELT         27th February 1942

East of Newfoundland, U-boats attacked an outward-bound convoy, sinking the tanker Empire Celt, 8032 tons (MOWT), the Clyde to New York. Both U-162 and U-158 claimed to have torpedoed this ship. Four members of the crew were lost.

605    KENNEDY, 1st R.O. CHARLES (32),     SS BRITISH CHIVALRY    22nd February 1944

Northwest of the Chagos Archipelago, the tanker British Chivalry, 7118 tons (British Tankers), Melbourne to the Persian Gulf was sunk by submarine I-37 (Japan) with the loss of twenty of her crew.

606    KENNEDY, 1st R.O. JOHN (33),     SS BRISTOL CITY        5th May 1943

South of Cape Farewell, U-boats attacked a U.K. to Canada/U.S. convoy; the U-358 sank the cargo liner Bristol City, 2864 tons (Bristol City Line), with the loss of fifteen of her crew.

607    KENYON, 2nd R.O. ERNEST JAMES (26),     SS CORTONA
14th July 1942

South of the Azores, the cargo liner Cortona, 7093 tons (Donaldson Line), Liverpool to Buenos Aires was sunk by U-201 with the loss of thirty of her crew.

608     KERR, 1st R.O. CYRIL ALEXANDER (28),     SS EMPIRE DEW        11th June 1941

In the North Atlantic, the cargo ship Empire Dew, 7005 tons (MOWT, R. Chapman and Sons, Managers), the Tyne to the St. Lawrence was sunk by U-48. Twenty of her crew were lost.

609    KERR, 2nd R.O. DAVID LAIDLAW (21),     SS MARITIMA
2nd November 1942

East of Newfoundland, U-boats attacked a homeward bound convoy; U-522 sank the cargo ship Maritima, 5801 tons (Neil and Pandellia) from U.S./Canada to U.K. Thirty of her crew were killed.

610     KILVINGTON, 2nd R.O. TOM NEVILLE GEORGE (40),    SS WHITFORD POINT    20th October 1940

On the 20th October, U-boats continued their attacks on a homeward-bound convoy in the Northwest Approaches, U-47 sinking the steamer Whitford Point, 5026 tons (Gowan Shipping Co.), Baltimore to London. Thirty-four of her crew died.

611     KINDER, 1st R.O. FRANCIS VICTOR (53),     SS CLAN BUCHANAN
8th May 1941

West of the Maldive Islands, the cargo liner Clan Buchanan, 7266 tons (Clan Line), U.K. to India was sunk by the German commerce raider Pinguin. The above officer was taken prisoner but died when the cruiser HMS Cornwall sank the Pinguin.

612     KING, 2nd R.O. SYDNEY MURCHISON (19),     SS EMPIRE LIGHT
8th May 1941

North of the Seychelles, the cargo ship Empire Light, 6828 tons (MOWT), India to the U.K. was sunk by the German commerce raider Pinguin. The above officer was taken prisoner and died when the Pinguin was sunk by the cruiser Cornwall.

613     KINSEY, 1st R.O. JOHN IVOR (33),     SS DALBLAIR
28th August 1940

West of Scotland, the steamer Dalblair, 4608 tons (Mungo Campbell and Co.), the Tyne to Philadelphia was sunk by U-100. Twenty-three of her crew perished.

614    KIRKHAM, 2nd R.O. DOUGLAS BERNARD (28),     SS ARANDORA STAR    2nd July 1940

About 75 miles off Bloody Foreland, the Arandora Star, 14694 tons (Blue Star Line), passenger/cargo liner Liverpool to St. Johns, N.F. was torpedoed by U-47. On board were, nearly 1300 German and Italian prisoners, a military guard of 200 and a crew of 174. A total of eight hundred and five people died.

615     KIRKHAM, 1st R.O. ALBERT (39),     SS EMPIRE HURST
11th August 1941

Southwest of Cape St Vincent, the cargo ship Empire Hurst, 2852 tons (MOWT, Smith Hogg and Co. Managers), Spain to the U.K. with iron ore was sunk by Focke-Wulf Condor aircraft. Twenty-five of the crew died.

616    KIRKPATRICK, 2nd R.O. JOHN (22),     MV FISHPOOL        26th July 1943

The cargo ship Fishpool, 4950 tons (Sir R. Ropner and Sons), was sunk in an air attack on Syracuse. Twenty-eight of her crew died.

617     KIRKWOOD, 1st R.O. ALEXANDER STEWART (30), SS WINAMAC
31st August 1942

Near Paramaribo, the tanker Winamac, 8621 tons (Socony-Vacuum Transportation), Trinidad to Ponto Delgada was sunk by U-66 with the loss of thirty of her crew.

618    KIRWAN, 2nd R.O. PATRICK JOSEPH (31),     SS TRAVELLER
26th January 1942

South of Nova Scotia, the cargo liner Traveller, 3963 tons (T. and J. Harrison), the U.S. Gulf to Liverpool was sunk by U-106 with the loss of all fifty-nine of her crew.

618A KITCHING, 3rd.R.O. Ridley Joseph Alfred (18),    SS TRICULA
3rd August 1942.

East of Trinidad, the tanker Tricula, 6211 tons (Anglo Saxon Petroleum Co.), Curacao to South Africa was sunk by U-108 with the loss of forty-seven crewmembers.

619    KJERULFF, 1st R.O. KNUD CLEMENS (31),     MV. MALAYA II
27th June 1941

East of Cape Farewell, the cargo ship Malaya II, 8651 tons (MOWT, United Baltic Corp. Managers), Montreal to the U. K. was sunk by U-564. Thirty-six of her crew died.

620    KNOX, 3rd R.O. GEORGE (20),     SS GOGRA
2nd April 1943

Off Portugal, the U-124 sank the cargo liner Gogra, 5190 tons (British India S.N. Co.), U.K, to India, with the loss of ten of her crew.

621.    This Reference Number not used.

622     LACOMBE, 1st R.O. DOMINIQUE (46),         SS ANADYR
6th May 1944

Southeast of Recife the cargo ship Anadyr, 5321 tons (MOWT, H. Hogarth and Sons, Managers), the U.S. to South Africa was sunk by U-129 with the loss of four of the crew.

623     LAING, 1st R.O. ALEXANDER (19),         SS STONEPOOL
11th September 1941

East of Cape Farewell U-boats attacked a homeward bound convoy; U-207 sank the cargo ship Stonepool, 4815 tons (Sir R. Ropner and Co.) from Halifax. Thirty-one of her crew perished.

624     LAING, 2nd R.O. WILLIAM ROBERT (20),     SS RIO DORADO
16th March 1941

The German battle cruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau attacked cargo ships from a recently dispersed convoy east of Newfoundland sinking, amongst others, the cargo ship Rio Dorado, 4507 tons (Thompson SS Co.), the Tyne to Baltimore which sank with the loss of all thirty-nine crew.

625     LANE, 1st R.O. KENNETH NEVILLE (30),     SS CLAN CAMPBELL
23rd March 1942

After the battle of Sirte Gulf, the cargo liner Clan Campbell, 7255 tons (Clan Line) was sunk by enemy aircraft near Malta. She was part of a four-ship convoy from Alexandria and seven crewmembers were lost in the attack.

626    LARKIN, 3rd R.O. ERNEST GEORGE WILLIAM (19), SS CHUMLEIGH
9th November 1942

The cargo ship Chumleigh , 5445 tons (W.J. Tatem), the U.K. to Archangel was torpedoed by U-625 and was beached off South Cape, Spitzbergen, after being damaged by Ju-88 bombers. Only six of her fifty-seven crew survived.

627     LAW, 2nd R.O. GEORGE TAYLOR (19),         SS GLENLEA
7th November 1942

In mid-Atlantic U-boats attacked an outward bound convoy; U-566 sank the cargo ship Glenlea, 4252 tons (J. Morrison and Son), the U.K. to the Middle East with the loss of thirty-nine crew.

628     LAWLER, 1st R.O.THOMAS CHARLES (37),     SS STANHOLME
25th December 1939

In the Bristol Channel, the steamer Stanholme 2473 tons (J. A. Billmeir and Co.) carrying coal from Cardiff to London, was sunk by a mine and thirteen on board died.

629     LAWLER, 3rd R.O. WILLIAM ALFRED (30),     SS MARCELLA
13th March 1943

Off Cape Finisterre, the U-1O7 attacked an outward-bound convoy sinking the cargo ship Marcella, 4592 tons (Kaye Transport Co.) bound for South Africa with the loss of all her forty-four crew and gunners.

630    LAWSON, 1st R.O. DAVID (21),     SS EMPIRE LAKE
15th July 1943

East of Madagascar the cargo ship Empire Lake, 2852 tons (MOWT, C. Cravos and Co.) Durban to the Middle East was sunk by U-181. Twenty-five crewmen were lost.

631    LAWSON, 2nd R.O. GEORGE ALLEN (24),     SS TREVARRACK
8th June 1941

In the North Atlantic the U-46 sank the cargo ship Trevarrack, 5270 tons (Ham S.S. Co.) the U.K. to Canada with the loss of all thirty-eight crew.

632    LAWTON, 1st R.O. JOHN DERWENT (38),     SS SAUGOR
27th August 1941

West of Ireland, U-557 attacked a convoy, sinking the cargo ship Saugor,
6303 tons (James Nourse Ltd), the U.K. to India, with the loss of eleven of her crew.

633    LEAHEY, 2nd R.O. FRANCIS (23),         SS FORT MISSANBIE
19th May 1944

South of Taranto the cargo ship Fort Missanabie, 7147 tons (MOWT) was sunk by U-453 after leaving port, with the loss of eleven of her crew.

634    LEAVEY, 1st R.O. THOMAS DENNIS (21),    SS FIRECREST
25th August 1940

West of the Hebrides, the U-124 sank the steamer Firecrest, 5394 tons (Crest Shipping Co.), Wabana to the Tees with iron ore. Thirty-nine of the crew died.

635     LECKIE, 2nd R.O. THOMAS SPROAT (29),     MV MELBOURNE STAR     2nd April 1943

Southeast of Bermuda, the passenger/cargo liner Melbourne Star, 12806 tons (Blue Star Line), the U.K. to Australia was sunk by U-129 with the loss of one hundred and thirteen people and crew; there were four survivors.

636    LEE, 1st R.O. JOHN (34),                 SS CLAN MacFADYEN
26th November 1942

Northwest of British Guiana, the cargo liner Clan MacFadyen, 6191 tons (Clan Line), Mauritius to the U.K. with sugar was sunk by U-508. Fifteen members of the crew died.

637     LEITCHMAN, 1st R.O. JAMES DEVLIN (25),     SS TEMPLE MEAD
21st January 1941

About 300 miles west of Ireland the cargo ship Temple Mead, 4427 tons (Lambert Bros), was sunk by Focke-Wulf Condor aircraft with the loss of fourteen of the crew. She was on passage from Rosario to the U.K. with grain.

638    LEONARD, 2nd R.O. DOUGLAS (22),         SS KOHINUR
15th November 1940

Off West Africa, the cargo ship Kohinur, 5166 tons (Asiatic S.N. Co.), Port Talbot to Alexandria and Port Said with Military stores, was sunk by the U-65, with loss of nine of her crew.

639     LEONARD, 1st R.O. ROLAND GEORGE (28),     SS CREEKIRK
19th October 1940

In the Northwest Approaches U-boats attacked a homeward bound convoy. The U-101 sank the cargo ship Creekirk, 3917 tons (Muir Young and Co.), Wabana to Workington with iron ore, with the loss of all thirty-nine crew.

640     LE SAUX, 1st R.O. HIPPOLYTE (42),         SS PLM 22
27th June 1941

West of the Canary Islands, the cargo ship PLM 22, 5645 tons (MOWT, E.R. Management Co, Managers), Pepel to the Tees was sunk by U-123 with the loss of thirty-two crew.

641     LE SEELLEUR, 1st R.O. JOHN CLIVE (26),     SS ZURICHMOOR
24th May 1942

East of Philadelphia the cargo ship Zurichmoor, 4455 tons (Runciman Shipping Co.), was lost, sunk by U-432. Thirty-eight members of the crew were lost.

642     LEUCHARS, 1st R.O. WILLIAM SHADE (40),     SS NAPIER STAR
18th December1940

South of Iceland, the passenger/cargo liner Napier star, 10116 tons (Blue Star Line), Liverpool to New Zealand was sunk by U-100 with the loss of sixty-three crew.

643     LEWIS, 2nd R.O. BRYN (20),             MV. BONNEVILLE
10th March 1943

The commodore ship of Convoy SC121 from New York to the U.K. the MV Bonneville was Norwegian registered; she was lost with all hands in a running battle with over 40
U-boats. Twelve ships were lost from a sixty-one ship convoy. The commodore, Captain Burnie DSO was lost. U-404 was accredited with her destruction.

644     LEWIS, 1st R.O. CECIL HARWOOD (23),         SS NEWTON ASH
8th February 1943

South of Iceland, the cargo ship Newton Ash, 4625 tons (C. Strubin & Co.),
St. John’s N.B. to the U.K. was sunk by U-402. There were only four survivors from a crew of forty-three.

645     LEWIS, 2nd R.O. DAVID MAURICE GLYN (21),     SS AMAKURA
25th August 1942

Near Jamaica the passenger cargo ship Amakura, 1987 tons (Booker Line) Liverpool to Demarara was sunk by U-558. Thirteen members of the crew were lost.

646     LEWIS, 1st R.O. GEOFFREY EVELYN (22),     MV CONUS
4th April 1941

In the North Atlantic the tanker Conus, 3132 tons (Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co.), South Wales to Curacao on Admiralty service was sunk by U-97 with the loss of eighteen of the crew.

647     LEWIS, 1st R.O. JOHN IDRIS (42),     SS CLAN MACWHIRTER    26th August 1942

North of Madeira the cargo liner Clan MacWhirter 5941 tons (Clan Line) India to the U.K. was sunk by U-156 with the loss of ten of the crew.

648     LEWIS, 2nd R.O. MORTIMER STEPHEN (31),     MV MAGDALA
15th January 1945

The Magdala left Reykjavik on January 15, 1945 for Manchester and was never heard of again. A German report on 16.1.45 from XB Dienst said that U-4055 reported torpedoing unknown ship in Grid AM 9212, which was approx position of Magdala on 16.1.45.

649    LEWIS, 1st R.O. ROY (26),                 SS NEWTON PINE
16th October 1942

Southwest of Iceland, the cargo ship Newton Pine, 4212 tons (Craig Shipping Co.), the U.K. to Halifax was sunk by U-704 with the loss of all forty-seven crew.

650     LEWIS, 1st R.O. SAMUEL WILFRED (54),     SS TRIBESMAN
1st December 1940

In the central Atlantic, the cargo-liner Tribesman, 6242 tons (T. and J. Harrison), Liverpool to India, was sunk by the German pocket battleship Admiral Scheer with the loss of fourteen of the crew.

651     LEWIS, 2nd R.O. VERNON JOHN MARTELL (18), SS IRENE MARIA
28th November 1940

In the North Atlantic the cargo ship Irene Maria, 1860 tons (C. Andresen) was sunk by U-95 with the loss of twenty-five of her crew.

652    LEWIS, 3rd R.O.  WILLIAM THOMAS (20),     MV NARRAGANSETT
25th March 1942

Northwest of Bermuda the tanker Narragansett, 10389 tons (British- Mexican Pet. Co.), Port Arthur to the U.K. was sunk by U-1O5 with the loss of all forty-nine people on board.

653     LIDGUARD, 2nd R.O. WILLIAM KENNETH (17), SS EMPIRE OAK
22nd August 1941

Off Portugal the ocean tug Empire Oak, 482 tons (MOWT), the U.K. to Gibraltar was sunk by U-564. Thirteen members of crew died.

654     LILLEY, 1st R.O.  ROLAND JAMES (30),     SS EMPIRE AMETHYST    14th April 1942

South of the Dominican Republic, the tanker Empire Amethyst, 8032 tons (MOWT) was sunk by U-154. Forty-one of the crew died.

655     LISLE, 2nd R.O.  WILLIAM FOSTER (20),     SS DAYROSE
14th January 1942

Near Cape Race the cargo ship Dayrose, 4113 tons (Claymore Shipping Co.), St. John’s N.F. to Halifax was sunk by U-552 with the loss of nine crew.

656    LIVINGSTONE, 2nd R.O. ALISTAIR McMURDO (22), SS STOCKPORT
25th February 1943

East of Cape Race the cargo ship Stockport, 1683 tons (London & North Eastern Railway), the U.K. to Canada was sunk by the U-604; she had been acting as rescue ship. All hands were lost, fifty-one crew, nine gunners, four naval ratings and ninety-one survivors she had on board from other ships lost in the convoy (ONS 166).

657    LLOYD, 3rd R.O.  EVAN EMLYN (21),         MV PORT VICTOR
30th April 1943

North of the Azores the passenger/cargo liner Port Victor, 12411 tons (Port Line), the River Plate to the U.K. was sunk by the U-107 with the loss of twelve of the crew.

658    LOCHHEAD, 2nd R.O.  JOHN MARTIN (24),     SS EMPIRE HAIL
3rd February 1942

East of Newfoundland the cargo ship Empire Hail, 7005 tons (MOWT), Leith to Baltimore was sunk by U-94. Forty of the crew perished.

659    LOGAN, 1st R.O.  WILLIAM MATHIAS (32),     SS THURSOBANK
22nd March 1942

East of Chesapeake Bay the cargo ship Thursobank, 5575 tons (A. Weir and Co.), New York to Alexandria was sunk by U-373 with the loss of twenty-three of the crew.

660    LOMAX, 1st R.O.  PETER BARLOW (18),     SS REYNOLDS
31st October 1942

Near Durban U-504 sank the cargo ship Reynolds, 5113 tons (Bolton Steam Shipping Co.), the U.S. to India, which sank with all forty-seven on board.

661    LONG, 1st R.O.  LEO JOSEPH, (42),         SS CITY OF PRETORIA    3rd March 1943

Southeast of Cape Race the passenger cargo liner City of Pretoria, 8049 tons (Ellerman Lines, New York to Liverpool was sunk by U-172 with the loss of all one hundred and forty five people on board.

662     LONGLEY, 3rd R.O.  VICTOR LEONARD (19),     SS EMPIRE DRYDEN
23rd April 1942

East of Cape Hatteras the cargo ship Empire Dryden, 7164 tons (MOWT), the U.K. to Alexandria via New York was sunk by U-572 with the loss of twenty-six of the crew.

663     LORD, 1st R.O.  CHARLES PATRICK GERARD (21),     SS BARBARA MARIE    12th June 1940

Off Finisterre U-46 sank the cargo ship Barbara Marie, 4232 tons (J. Morrison and Sons) bound for Workington from Pepel with iron ore and forty-two of her crew died.

664     LORD, 1st R.O.  JAMES (46),             SS BALMORE
12th November 1940

In the Atlantic, the cargo ship Balmore 1925 tons (John Bruce and Co.), Huelva to Glasgow was sunk by German aircraft with the loss of all twenty-seven crew.

665     LOVELACE, 2nd R.O.  STANLEY PEARCE (22),     SS ST. SUNNIVA
22nd January 1943

Off Sable Island, the convoy rescue ship St. Sunniva, 1368 tons (General Steam Navigation Co.) with a convoy from the U.K. was lost with all sixty-four people on board.

666    LOVELL, 2nd R.O.  WILLIAM ALFRED (21),    SS CITY OF PRETORIA
3rd March 1943.

Southeast of Cape Race the passenger cargo liner City of Pretoria, 8049 tons (Ellerman Lines, New York to Liverpool was sunk by U-172 with the loss of all one hundred and forty five people on board.

667     LOW, 2nd R.O.  CECIL STANLEY (21),         SS SOMME
16th February 1942

Southeast of Halifax the cargo liner Somme, 5265 tons (Royal Mail Lines) London to the Caribbean was sunk by U-108, Forty-eight member of the crew lost their lives.

667A    LOWNIE, 3rd R.O.  DAVID GIBB (18),         SS EMPIRE HEATH
11th May 1944

East of Brazil, the cargo ship Empire Heath, 6644 tons (MOWT), Victoria Bay to the U.K. was sunk by U-129. All forty-seven of her crew were lost.

668     LOWSON, 1st R.O.  HENRY (29),             MV QUEEN VICTORIA
28th June 1942

East of Madagascar, the cargo-ship Queen Victoria, 4937 tons (T. Dunlop and Sons), South Africa to the Middle East, was sunk by the Japanese submarine I-10. There was only one survivor who spent the rest of the war in a Japanese POW camp. Thirty-two of her crew died.

669     LUCAS, 1st R.O. ALBERT JAMES (27),         SS LACKENBY
23rd January 1943

South of Cape Farewell, the cargo ship Lackenby, 5112 tons (Ropner Shipping Co.), the U.S. gulf to the U.K. was sunk by U-624. Thirty-nine of her crew died.

670     LUCAS, 3rd R.O. C. M. (no age given)         SS MADOERA
23rd February 1943

The motor tanker Madoera 9382 tons (Dutch Registration) was torpedoed by U-653 in the North Atlantic and badly damaged, she did not sink and was towed to St. Johns, Newfoundland on March 2,1943. This officer was killed in the attack.

671     LUKER, 2nd R.O. ALBERT GLYN (19),         SS OCEAN COURAGE
15th January 1943

South of the Cape Verde Islands the cargo ship Ocean Courage, 7173 tons (MOWT), Pepel to the U.K. was sunk by U-182 with the loss of all forty-two crew.

672    LUPTON, 2nd R.O. JOHN FRANCIS CYRIL (19), SS SAN GERARDO
31st March 1942

Southeast of New York, U-71 sank the tanker San Gerardo, 12915 tons (Eagle Oil and Shipping Co.), Curacao to Halifax on Admiralty service. Forty-eight of her crew lost their lives.

673     LYLE, 3rd R.O. IAN (20),                 SS UMONA
30th March 1931

Off Freetown, the cargo liner Umona, 3767 tons (Bullard, King & Co.), South Africa to London was sunk by U-124 with the loss of eighty-five crew and fifteen passengers.

674     LYONS, 2nd R.O. ANTHONY EMMANUEL (20), SS W.C. TEAGLE
16th October 1041

U-boats attacked a homeward bound convoy southeast of Cape Farewell and the tanker W. C. Teagle, 9552 tons (Panama Transport Co.) was sunk by the U-558. The ship was from Aruba for the U.K. There were only nine survivors from her crew of forty and eight of these died when the rescuing ship, HMS Broadwater was torpedoed by U-101.

675    LYONS, 2nd R.O. DONALD INMAN (22),         MV PANAMA
11th April 1945

In mid Atlantic, the M.V.Panama, 6650 tons, Cardiff to Philadelphia, in heavy weather her engines broke down, the ballast shifted and she capsized and sank. Forty-five of her crew were lost, five survived.

676    McALLISTER, 3rd R.O. KENNETH (20),         SS DAYROSE
14th January 1942

Near Cape Race the cargo ship Dayrose, 4113 tons (Claymore Shipping Co.), St. John’s N.F. to Halifax was sunk by U-552 with the loss of nine crew.

677     McAREE 2nd R.O. FRANCIS JOSEPH (20),     MV SAN ARCADIO
31st January 1942

Off Cape Sable the tanker San Arcadio, 7419 tons (Eagle Oil & Shipping Co.), Houston to the U.K. was sunk by U-107. Forty-two of the crew were killed.

678     McAULEY, 1st R.O. GILBERT MALCOLM (31)     SS TORONTO CITY
2nd July 1941

The steamer Toronto City, 2486 tons (C. Hill and Sons), in Admiralty service as a weather ship was sunk by U-108 in mid-Atlantic. There were no survivors from a crew of thirty-five.

679     MacBETH, 1st R.O. ALAN GODFREY (30),     SS CAPE CORSO
2nd May 1942

In a Russian convoy the cargo ship Cape Corso, 3807 tons (Lyle Shipping Co.), the U.K. to Murmansk was sunk by German aircraft with the loss of fifty of her crew.

680     McCANN, 1st R.O. PETER GERARD (20),     SS RIO AZUL
11th July 1941

This ship was sunk on 29. 6. 41. See Ref. No. 343. This officer was on one of two rafts and died on the date given here. Nine of the crew survived.

681     McCARTHY, 1st R.O. CORNELIUS WILLIAM (42), MV CHAMA
23rd March 1941

In the Southwestern Approaches the tanker Chama, (Anglo Saxon Petroleum Co.), the Clyde to the U.S. was sunk by U-97 with the loss of fifteen crew.

682     McCLURE, 3rd R.O. SAMUEL EZEKIEL (26),     SS INDUNA
30th March 1942

North of Murmansk the cargo ship Induna, 5086 tons (MacLay & McIntyre), New York to Murmansk was sunk by the U-376. Of her complement of sixty-six, only twenty-four survived.

683     McCRORY, 1st R.O. WILLIAM JAMES (40),     SS CLAN FERGUSON
12th August 1942

The Operation Pedestal convoy – Clyde to Malta – came under submarine and air attack north of Cape Ban. The cargo liner Clan Ferguson, 7374 tons (Clan Line), was torpedoed by Italian aircraft with the loss of eighteen of her crew.

684     McCULLOCH, 2nd R.O. GEORGE DONALD (19), MV ANADARA
24th February 1942

East of Newfoundland U-boats attacked an outward-bound convoy; U-558 sinking the tanker Anadara, 8000 tons (Anglo Saxon Petroleum Co.) bound for Halifax. Fifteen of her crew died.

685     McCUNE, 3rd R.O. CHARLES (22),         SS LALANDE
14th November 1942

The steamer was so badly damaged by enemy air attacks off the North African coast that she had to be withdrawn from service. It is assumed the above officer died during such air attacks. Six other members of the crew lost their lives.

686     McDEVITT, 1st R.O. JOHN CONRAD (26),     SS ST. SUNNIVA
22nd January 1943

Off Sable Island, the convoy rescue ship St. Sunniva, 1368 tons (General Steam Navigation Co.) with a convoy from the U.K. was lost with all sixty-four people on board.

687     MacDONALD, 3rd R.O. EDWARD CAMPBELL (18), MV SILVERAY
4th February 1942

South of Halifax the cargo ship Silveray, 4535 tons (S. and J. Thompson), Liverpool to New York was sunk by U-751 with the loss of six of her crew.

688     MacDONALD, 2nd R.O. HECTOR CLARENCE CLAUD (27),
SS LILIAN MOLLER    18th November 1940

South of Ireland the cargo ship Lilian Moller, 4866 tons (Moller Line), Calcutta to London was sunk by the submarine Bertarelli (Italian). Seven of her crew died.

689     McDONALD, 1st R.O. JAMES (22),             SS INGERFEM
29th December 1942

Norwegian registered ship. Torpedoed and sunk by U-631 in the North Atlantic with the loss of forty people. There was one survivor.

690     MacDONALD, 1st R.O. JAMES FARQUHAR (22), SS ALBIONIC
11th September 1940

In the North Atlantic the cargo ship Albionic, 2468 tons (W. H. Cockerline and Co.), was sunk by U-99 with the loss of twenty-four of her crew.

691     MacDONALD, 1st R.O. RONALD PETER (21),     SS MARSLEW
23rd February 1941

Between the west coast of Ireland and the south of Iceland U-boats attacked ships that had dispersed from an outward bound convoy; U-95 sank the cargo ship Marslew, 4542 tons (Kaye Son & Co.) bound for the River Plate with the loss of thirteen crew.

692     McDONNELL, 1st R.O. OWEN (43),         SS TRINGA
11th May 1940

In the English Channel the cargo ship Tringa, 1930 tons (British and Continental SS Co.), was sunk by a mine. Sixteen of her crew and a pilot died.

693     McDONOUGH, 2nd R.O. THOMAS CROPPER (24), MV SILVERCEDAR
15th October 1941

U-boats attacked a homeward bound convoy southeast of Cape Farewell; the U-553 sank the cargo ship Silvercedar, 4354 tons (S. and J. Thompson, Managers) New York to Liverpool with the loss of twenty-one of her crew.

694     McDOUGALL, 1st R.O.VICTOR DOUGALD (40), SS ROTHERMERE
20th May 1941

South of Cape Farewell U-boats attacked a homeward bound convoy; U-98 sank the cargo ship Rothermere, 5356 tons (Donaldson Brothers and Black), Botwood to London with newsprint. She lost nineteen of her crew.

695     McELROY, 3rd R.O. HUGH (24),             SS FORT MUMFORD
20th March 1943

Off the west coast of India the cargo ship Fort Mumford, 7132 tons (MOWT, Sir W. Reardon Smith, Managers) Colombo to the Middle East was sunk by the submarine I-27 (Japanese) with the loss of fifty crew, there was only one survivor.

696     McEWAN, 2nd R.O. ROBERT COUPER (20),     SS EMBASSAGE
27th August 1941

West of Ireland U-557 attacked a convoy sinking the cargo ship Embassage, 4954 tons (Hall Brothers) bound for West Africa. There were only two survivors, thirty-nine of her crew going under with the ship.

697    MCEWING, 3rd R.O. IAN McDOUGAL (25),     MV CHINESE PRINCE
12th June 1941

In the Northwest Approaches the cargo line Chinese Prince, 8593 tons (Furness Withy), Middle East to the U.K. was sunk by U-552. Thirteen crew members died.

698    MacFARLANE, 2nd R.O. DUNCAN MacLAREN (22),
SS OCEAN VENTURE     8th February 1942

Near Cape Hatteras the cargo ship Ocean Venture, 7174 tons (MOWT), Vancouver to the U.K. was sunk by U-1O8. Twenty-eight of the crew perished.

699     McGRAW, 1st R.O. ERNEST HENRY (37),     SS EMPIRE GEM
24th January 1942

Northeast of Bermuda the tanker Empire Gem, 8139 tons (MOWT, British Tanker Co. Managers), Port Arthur to the U. K. was sunk by U-66. Forty-seven of her crew lost their lives.

700     McHUGH, 2nd R.O. ALFRED GERARD (18),     SS TUNISIA
4th August 1941

West of Ireland the cargo ship Tunisia, 4337 tons (ex-Tunistan, F.C. Strick and Co. Managers), Pepel to Workington was sunk by German aircraft. Thirty-one members of the crew died.

701     MacINTOSH, 1st R.O. CHARLES STEVEN (26),     SS HARPAGON
19th April 1942

Northwest of Bermuda the cargo ship Harpagon, 5719 tons (J. and C. Harrison), the U.K. to India via New York was sunk by the U-109, with the loss of thirty-five of her crew.

702     MacINTYRE, 2nd R.O. JOHN A, (21),         SS NURMAHAL
11th November 1942

Off the West Indies, the cargo ship Normahal, 5419 tons (Asiatic S.N.Co.), was torpedoed by U-154 on the 9th November and sank on the11th November. Fourteen of her crew died.

703     MacKAY, 3rd R.O. ANDREW BUCHANAN (23),     MV EURYMEDON
25th September 1940

U-boats attacked an outward-bound convoy west of Ireland; the Eurymedon, 6223 tons (A. Holt and Co.), U.K. to the Far East, was torpedoed by U-29 and sank 54 hours later, with the loss of twenty crew and nine passengers.

704     McKAY, 3rd R.O. DAVID GARDENER (21),     SS CARLIER
11th November 1943

This was a Belgian registered ship of 7217 tons. Sunk by German aircraft off Oran, North Africa. Seventy-two crew and passengers lost.

705     McKEE, 1st R.O. JOHN (21),             SS TRAFALGAR
24th May 1941

Off southwest Africa the cargo ship Trafalgar, 4530 tons (ex-Norwegian flag), South Wales to Alexandria, was sunk by the commerce raider Atlantis (German) and sank with the loss of twelve crew.

706    McKEITH, 2nd R.O. DANIEL (25),             SS GLENHEAD
6th June 1941

Southwest of Cape St Vincent, the cargo ship Glen Head, 2011 tons (C. Heyn and Sons), Glasgow to Lisbon with coal, was sunk by German Focke-Wulf Condor aircraft. Twenty-three of her crew perished.

707    McKENZIE, 2nd R.O. DAVID (28),     SS EMPIRE NEWCOMEN    30th November 1941

The cargo ship Empire Newcomen, 2840 tons (MOWT), London to Sunderland was sunk by an E-boat off Cromer, with the loss of nine of her crew.

708    MacKENZIE, 1st R.O. IAN (25),             SS FORT LA MONTEE    4th August 1943

Whilst discharging military stores at Algiers, a fire was discovered in No.1 Hold. This spread quickly, and the Fort La Montee, 7134 tons, (MOWT:  J. and C. Harrison, Managers), was towed to a safer anchorage outside the harbour where she blew up. Twenty-five of her crew were killed.

709    McKENZIE, 1st R.O. WILLIAM ALISTAIR (25),      SS N.C. MONBERG
15th December 1940

The cargo ship N.C. Monberg, 2301 tons (ex-Danish flag), the Tyne for London with coal was sunk by an E-boat off Aldeburgh, with the loss of twelve of her crew.

710    McKINLAY, 1st R.O. PETER THOMSON (41),     MV SHILLONG
5th April 1943

Southeast of Cape Farewell the U-635 sank the passenger/cargo line Shillong, 5529 tons (P and O S.N. Co.) bound from Australia to the U.K. with the loss of seventy-one of her seventy-eight crew.

711    McKINLAY, 2nd R.O. THOMAS CUNNINGHAM (19), SS DALBLAIR
28th August 1940

West of Scotland, the steamer Dalblair, 4608 tons (Mungo Campbell and Co.), the Tyne to Philadelphia was sunk by U-100. Twenty-three of her crew perished.

712    McLAGHLAN, 1st R.O. DONALD (37),         SS YORKTOWN
26th September 1942

The convoy of ex-U.S., river and coastal steamers referred to in reference 188 was again attacked the following day; the Yorktown, 1547 tons was sunk by U-179. Eighteen of the crew were lost.

713    MacLACHLAN, 3rd R.O. DONALD WILLIAM (23), SS KING EDWARD
27th December 1942

In mid-Atlantic the U-356 attacked an outward-bound convoy sinking the cargo ship King Edward, 5224 tons (Dodd Thomson & Co.) bound for New York. Nineteen of her crew perished.

714    McLAREN, 1st R.O. GEORGE ALEXANDER LNNIS (36), SS ROXBY
11th November 1942

In mid-Atlantic U-boats attacked an outward-bound convoy; U-613 sank the cargo ship Roxby, 4252 tons (Ropner Shipping Co.) the UK to Halifax. Twenty-eight crewmembers died.

715    MACLEAN, 1st R.O. DONALD WEAVER (24),     MV TRICULA
3rd August 1942

East of Trinidad, the tanker Tricula, 6211 tons (Anglo Saxon Petroleum Co.), Curacao to South Africa was sunk by U-108 with the loss of forty-seven crewmembers.

716    MACLEAN, 3rd R.O. HUGH (22),             SS STOCKPORT
25th February 1943

East of Cape Race the cargo ship Stockport, 1683 tons (London & North Eastern Railway), the U.K. to Canada was sunk by the U-604; she had been acting as rescue ship. All hands were lost, fifty-one crew, nine gunners, four naval ratings and ninety-one survivors she had on board from other ships lost in the convoy (ONS 166).

716A     McLELLAN, 3rd R.O. JOSEPH YOUNG (30),     SS TOWARD
7th February 1943

Southeast of Cape Farewell, U-boats attacked a homeward bound convoy; U-4O2 sank the convoy rescue ship Toward, 1571 tons (Clyde Shipping Co.) with the loss of forty-one crew.

717     McLELLAN, 1st R.O. MICHAEL (30),         MV ROOKLEY
11th November 1943

There is no record of this vessel being destroyed or badly damaged by enemy action. It is assumed this officer was killed whilst serving in this ship. This ship was registered at Newcastle and this officer is the only one to appear on the Tower Hill Memorial under this ship’s name.

718    MACLENNAN, 2nd R.O. MURDO JAMES (20),     SS LANGLEEGORSE
23rd January 1941

About 200 miles from the Irish coast Focke-Wulf aircraft sank the cargo ship Langleegorse, 4524 tons (Medomsley SS Co.) Durban to London with the loss of thirty-six crew.

719     MACLEOD, 2nd R.O. JOHN (27),             MV DARKDALE
22nd October 1941

The fleet oiler Darkdale, was sunk by U-68 off Jamestown, St Helena Island whilst at anchor, with the loss of forty-one crew.

720     McLEVY, 3rd R.O. JOHN CHARLES (19),         SS MEDJERDA
17th March 1941

The cargo ship Medjerda, 4380 tons (F. C. Strick and Co.), was sunk by U-105 north of Cape Verde Islands.

721     McMANON, 2nd R.O. DERMOT PHILIP (20),     MV ATHELTEMPLAR
lst March 1941

The Atheltemplar was sunk on the 14th September 1942 by U-457 off Bear Island, when acting as a fleet oiler for a Russian-bound convoy. So, given the date of the above officers death, it must have occurred when the ship was bombed by German aircraft on 1st March 1941 in position 57.04 N 01.50 W. Fifteen other members of the crew also lost their lives at that time.

722    McMANUS, 1st R.O. JOSEPH (44),             MV SUTLEJ
26th February 1944

West of Diego Garcia the cargo ship Sutlej, 5189 tons (J. Nourse Ltd), Red Sea to Australia was sunk by the submarine I-37 (Japanese) with the loss of seven crew.

723    McMEECHAM, 1st R.O. WILLIAM (21),         SS LEADGATE
11th March 1943

In the Northwest Approaches U-boats sank the cargo ship Leadgate, 2125 tons (Consett Iron Co.) in a New York to U.K. convoy, with the loss of all hands, twenty-six people.

724     McMILLAN, 2nd R.O. MALCOLM (33),         SS EMPIRE LEOPARD
2nd November 1942

East of Newfoundland U-boats attacked a homeward bound convoy; U- 402 sank the cargo ship Empire Leopard, 5678 tons (MOWT) from the U.S. for the U.K. There were only four survivors, one of whom died from his injuries. Thirty-seven crew and seven DEMS gunners lost their lives when the ship blew up.

725    MacMILLAN, 3rd R.O. WILLIAM MCFARLANE (18), SS SHAHZADA
9th July 1944

See In the Arabian Sea the cargo ship Shahzada, 5454 tons, Mormugao to the Red Sea was sunk by the U-196, with the loss of eight of her crew.

726     McMINN, 3rd R.O. ERNEST WALTER (34),     SS TREVARRACK
8th June 1941

In the North Atlantic the U-46 sank the cargo ship Trevarrack, 5270 tons (Ham S.S. Co.) the U.K. to Canada with the loss of all thirty-eight crew.

727    McNAIR, 2nd R.O. DAVID JAMES (22),         SS EMPIRE MERSEY    14th October 1942

Southeast of Cape Farewell the cargo ship Empire Mersey, 5791 tons (MOWT, Larririga SS Co. Managers), the U.S. to the U.K. was sunk by     U-618 with the loss of fourteen of the crew.

728    MACONAGHIE, 3rd R.O. JAMES PATRICK (18), MV VICTOR ROSS
2nd Dec.ember1940

In U-boat attacks on convoys this day the U-43 sank the tanker Victor Ross, 12, 247 tons (British Mexican Petrol Co.), Liverpool to New York with the loss of forty-two of her crew.

729    MacPHERSON, 2nd R.O. NEIL (21),
SS EMPIRE TENNYSON    1st October 1942

Off the River Orinoco the cargo ship Empire Tennyson, 2880 tons (MOWT, Murrell SS Co. Managers), Demerara to the U.S. was sunk by U-175. Four members of the crew died.

730    McPHEE 2nd R.O. JOHN ANGUS (22),         SS EMPIRE DEW
11th June 1941

In the North Atlantic, the cargo ship Empire Dew, 7005 tons (MOWT, R. Chapman and Sons, Managers), the Tyne to the St. Lawrence was sunk by U-48. Twenty of her crew were lost.

731    McPHILLIMY, 1st R.O. ROBERT ALLISON (32), SS TREBARTHA
11th November 1940

Of f Aberdeen German bombers sank the cargo ship Trebartha, 4597 tons (Ham Steamship Co.), London to Philadelphia with the loss of three of her crew.

732    McVICAR, 2nd R.O. HARRY JAMES (22),     SS CHUMLEIGH
9th November 1942

The cargo ship Chumleigh , 5445 tons (W.J. Tatem), the U.K. to Archangel was torpedoed by U-625 and was beached off South Cape, Spitzbergen, after being damaged by Ju-88 bombers. Only six of her fifty-seven crew survived.

733     MADDRICK, 1st R.O. PERCY JAMES (44),     SS EMPIRE LANCER
16th August 1944

In the Madagascar channel, the cargo ship Empire Lancer, 7037 tons (MOWT, A. Holt and Co. Managers), Durban to the U. K. was sunk by U-862. Fourteen of her crew died.

734     MAHON, 1st R.O. DONALD JOHN (28),         SS ESTRELLANO
9th February 1941

A convoy bound from Gibraltar to the U.K. was between Portugal and the Azores when it was attacked by U-37 and a flight of five Focke-Wulf Condor aircraft. The cargo liner Estrellano, 1983 tons (Ellerman Lines), Leixoes to Liverpool was sunk by U-37, with the loss of six of her crew.

735     MAIN, 2nd R.O. RONALD (22),             MV SHILLONG
5th April 1943

West of Scotland, the steamer Dalblair, 4608 tons (Mungo Campbell and Co.), the Tyne to Philadelphia was sunk by U-100. Twenty-three of her crew perished.

736     MALCOLMEON, 2nd R.O. WILLIAM CECIL (21),
MV EMPIRE ATTENDANT    15th July 1942

South of the Canary Islands, the cargo ship Empire Attendant, 7524 tons (MOWT, A. Weir and Co. Managers), the U.K. to South Africa was sunk by U-582 with the loss of all fifty-nine of her crew.

737    MALENOIR-VICKERS, 1st R.O. RUPERT JOHN (18), SS PEARLMOOR
19th July 1940

Off Ireland the steamer Pearlmoor, 4581 tons (Runciman Shipping Co.), Pepel to Immingham with iron ore was sunk by U-62 arid thirteen of her crew died.

738     MALLONG, 1st R.O. FREDERICK PHILIP (26), SS EMPIRE CROSSBILL
11th September 1941

East of Cape Farewell the U-82 sank the cargo ship Empire Crossbill, 5463 tons (MOWT, J. Morrison & Sons, Managers), Philadelphia to Hull. All forty-eight people on board lost their lives.

739    MAMMON, 1Sst R.O. G (no age given)         SS RADBURY        13th August 1944.

In the southern Indian Ocean the cargo ship Radbury, 3614 tons (Hadley Transport Co.) on the East African coastal voyage was sunk by U-862. Sixteen members of the crew died.

740    MANTLE, 2Nnd R.O. ERIC (21),             SS LINDENHALL
7th November 1942

After leaving Trinidad the cargo ship Lindenhall, 5248 tons (West Hartlepool S.N. Co.), Rio de Janeiro to the U.K. was sunk by U-508 with the loss of  thirty-eight of her crew.

741     MARCHI, 2nd R.O. VINCENT DOUGLAS (40),     MV ARINIA
19th December 1940

Off Southend Pier, the tanker Arinia, 8034 tons (Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co.), Aruba to the Isle of Grain, was sunk by a mine. Fourteen of her crew lost their lives

742     MARSDEN, 3rd R.O. BRIAN ROSTRON (21),     SS ERINPURA
1st May 1943

An Alexandria to Malta convoy was attacked by German aircraft north of Benghazi with the loss of the troop ship Erinpura, 5143 tons (British India S.N. Co.). The Erinpura was carrying over 1000 troops. Four of her crew died.

743     MARSH, 2nd R.O. DERRICK BRADSHAW (20),     MV ZEALANDIC
17th Jan. 1941

About 200 miles northwest of Ireland U-106 sank the cargo liner Zealandic, 10578 tons (Shaw Savill and Albion Co.), Liverpool to Australia with the loss of all seventy-three on board.

744    MARSTON, 2nd R.O. JOHN ALEC (23),         SS EUPHORBIA
14th December 1940

In the North Atlantic U-100 attacked an outward bound convoy sinking, amongst others, the cargo ship Euphorbia, 3380 tons (Joseph Robinson and Sons) Swansea to Lynn, Mass. with the loss of thirty-three crew.

745     MARTIN, 1st R.O.  RANCIAMO FRANK (43),     SS VANCOUVER
21st Sept. 1941

The tanker Vancouver, 5729 tons (Gow Harrison and Co. ) Halifax, Novia Scotia to the Thames was sunk by a mine off the Sunk Light Vessel. Thirty-four of her crew of thirty-six and five of her six gunners were lost.

746    MARTIN, 3RD R.O. RODERICK (31),         SS TREGARTHEN
6th June 1941

In the north Atlantic the cargo ship Tregarthen, 5201 tons (Hain SS Co.), South Wales to Jamaica was sunk by the U-48. Forty-two members of the crew died.

747     MARTIN, 1st R.O. VICTOR CYRIL (33),         SS DERRYNANE
12th February 1941

Near the Azores the heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper (German) encountered a Freetown to U.K. convoy of 19 ships and sank, amongst others, the cargo ship Derrynane, 4684 tons (McCowen and Cross Ltd), Lourenco Marques to Immingham with iron ore. All thirty-three members of the crew died.

748     MARTINSON, 1st R.O. NOEL CHARLES (23),     SS STANGARTH
16th March 1942

In the West Indies, the cargo ship Stangarth, 5966 tons (J. and A. Billmeir and Co), was torpedoed by Italian submarine Morosino. Forty crewmembers lost their lives.

749     MASON, 1st R.O. CHARLES POWER (42),     SS BRITISH YEOMAN
14th July 1942

West of the Canary Islands, the tanker British Yeoman, 6990 tons (British Tanker Co.), Curacao to Gibraltar on Admiralty service was sunk by U-201. Thirty-six crewmembers died.

750     MASON, 1st R.O. JOSEPH ALMA (33),         SS EMBASSAGE
27th August 1941

West of Ireland U-557 attacked a convoy sinking the cargo ship Embassage, 4954 tons (Hall Brothers) bound for West Africa. There were only two survivors, thirty-nine of her crew going under with the ship.

751     MASON, 1st R.O. THOMAS HERBERT (37),     MV CEDARBANK
21st April 1940

Off Norway the cargo ship Cedarbank, 5151 tons (Bank Line), Leith to Aalesund with military stores was torpedoed by U-26 and sank with the loss of fourteen of her crew.

752     MASSIE, 2nd R.O. JAMES MACPHAIL (28),     MV JEDMOOR
16th September 1941

In the Northwest Approaches the cargo ship Jedmoor (Runciman Shipping Co.) was sunk by U-98 with the loss of thirty-one of the crew. There were only five survivors.

753     MATHESON, 1st R.O. HUGO SAMPSON (40),     SS ST. CATHERINE
14th November 1940

Of f Aberdeen harbour the cargo ship St. Catherine was torpedoed by German aircraft. The St Catherine, 1216 tons (Orkney and Shetland S.N. Co.) was bound for Kirkwall and sank with the loss of fourteen crewmembers and one passenger.

754     MATHIESON, 2nd R.O. JOHN (20),         SS GRELHEAD
2nd December 1941

Off the coast of Morocco, the cargo ship Grelhead, 4274 tons (Cardigan Shipping Co.), Melilla to the U.K. was sunk by U-562. She was carrying iron ore and lost forty-one of her crew. There were only two survivors.

755     MATTHEW, 2nd R.O. GEORGE (25),         SS ST. LINDSAY
13th June 1941

In the North Atlantic, the cargo ship St. Lindsay, 5370 tons (South American Saint Line), the Clyde to Trinidad was sunk by U-751 with the loss of all forty-three of her crew.

756    MATTHEW, 3rd R.O. STANLEY ROGER (17),     SS OCEAN CRUSADER    26th November 1942

West of Newfoundland the cargo ship Ocean Crusader, 7178 tons (MOWT), the U.S. to the U.K. was sunk by U-262. Forty-five of her crew perished.

757     MATTHEWS, 2nd R.O. DAVID (20),         SS VICTORIA CITY
2nd December 1940

In U-boat attacks in the North Atlantic, the U-140 sank the Victoria City, 4739 tons (Sir W. Reardon Smith and Sons), New York to Liverpool with the loss of all forty-three crew.

758     MAXWELL, 2nd R.O. JOHN (27),             SS BALMORE
12th November 1940

In the Atlantic, the cargo ship Balmore 1925 tons (John Bruce and Co.), Huelva to Glasgow was sunk by German aircraft with the loss of all twenty-seven crew.

759    MAYALL, 2nd R.O. WILFRED (37),         SS KING GRUFFYDD    17th March 1943

In mid-Atlantic U-boats attacked two convoys 120 miles apart. In one convoy U-338 sank the cargo ship King Gruffydd, 5072 tons (Dodd Thomson & Co.) the U.S. to U.K. with the loss of twenty-four of her crew.

760    MAYES, 2nd R.O. CHARLES S (18),         MV INVERSHANNON    23rd September 1940

In the North Atlantic the tanker Invershannon, 9145 tons (Inver Tankers) on Admiralty service, Curacao to Scapa Flow was torpedoed by U-99 on the 20th September and sank on the 21st September. Sixteen of the crew died in the explosion when torpedoed on the
20th. It is therefore assumed the above officer died in the boats.

761    MAYFIELD, 2nd R.O. PHILIP LEETHAM (17),     SS EMPIRE BISON
1st November 1940

Northwest of the Hebrides, the cargo ship Empire Bison, 5612 tons (MOWT), Halifax to the Clyde for orders, was sunk by U-124 with the loss of thirty-eight crew.

762    MAYNARD, 3rd R.O. HAROLD MELVILLE (17), MV SILVERPALM
9th June 1941

In the North Atlantic, the cargo ship Silverpalm, 6373 tons (S. J. Thompson), was sunk by U-101. She was lost with all hands, fifty-four crew, eleven gunners and three passengers.

763     MAZEY, W.O. DILLWYN (27),      FISHING VESSEL OYAMA,
12th January 1941

The fishing vessel OYAMA 346 tons was reported lost on 12 January 1941 in the North Atlantic with all hands – cause not known. She may have been sunk, by gunfire, by the Italian submarine GLAUCO in position 53N 17W, 200 miles SW of Ireland on 9 January 1941.

764     HEAD, 1st R.O. GEORGE (32),             MV SENTA
13th October 1942

The cargo ship SENTA 3785 tons(Norwegian Registration) was torpedoed and sunk by U-221 in the North Atlantic with the loss of all hands.

765     MEE, 1st R.O. EDWARD GEORGE (38),         SS KAYESON
2nd October 1940

In the North Atlantic the cargo ship Kayeson, 4606 tons (Coolham SS Co.) Liverpool to the River Plate was sunk by U-32, with the loss of thirty-seven of her crew.

766     MEEK, 3rd R.O. EDWARD THOMSON (18),     SS EMPIRE LAKELAND    11th March 1943

In the Northwest Approaches U-boats (unidentified) attacked a New York to U.K. convoy sinking the cargo ship Empire Lakeland, 7015 tons (MOWT, Blue Star Line, Managers) with the loss of fifty-six of her crew.

767     MEIKLE, 1st R.O. JAMES WILSON (40),         SS GRETAVALE
2nd November 1941

East of Newfoundland, a homeward-bound convoy was attacked by U-boats; the U-202 sank the cargo ship Gretavale, 4586 tons (Crawford Shipping Co.), U.S. to the U.K. From her crew of forty-seven only five were survivors.

768    MELVILLE, 1st R.O. JOHN BROTHERHOOD PATRICK (21),
SS EMPIRE WAGTAIL     28th December 1942

North of the Azores, U-boats attacked an outward-bound convoy; cargo ship Empire Wagtail, 4893 tons (MOWT), bound for the U.S. sunk by the U-260. Thirty-six of the crew died.

769     MEPHAM, 2nd R.O. HAROLD GEORGE (22),     MV DOMALA
2nd March 1940

Off St. Catherines Point, Isle of Wight, the passenger/cargo liner Domala, 8441 tons (British India SN Co.) was bombed by a German aircraft and set on fire. She was carrying Indian seamen who had been serving on German ships and was bound from Antwerp to Southampton. One hundred and eight people died. The blazing ship was towed into Southampton and after repairs was taken over by MOWT and used for training troops in amphibious landings in Scottish waters.

770     MEREDITH, 1st R.O. GEORGE (18),         SS ROWANBANK
31st January 1941

West of Ireland, the cargo ship Rowanbank, 5159 tons (Andrew Weir and Co.) was sunk by Focke-Wulf Condor aircraft with the loss of all her sixty-eight crew.

771     MIDDLETON, 2nd R.O. SYDNEY HENRY CHARLES (19), MV ATHELEMPRESS 29th April 1942

West of St. Lucia the tanker Athelempress, 8419 tons (Athel Line), was sunk by U-162. She was on her way from the U.K. to the Caribbean on Admiralty service. Two of her crew were lost.

772     MILET, 1st R.O. JOSEPH R (27),             SS TREWELLARD
5th November 1940

In the North Atlantic the pocket battleship Admiral Scheer (German.) came across ahomeward bound convoy of 38 ships. She sank, amongst others, the cargo ship Trewellard, 5210 tons (Ham S.S. Co.), Boston to Liverpool. Thirteen members of the crew died.

773 MILLAR, 3rd R.O. RENWICK DONALD FINDLAY (19),
SS PORT HUNTER    11th July 1942

West of Madeira the cargo liner Port Hunter, 8826 tons (Port Line) U.K. to New Zealand was sunk by the U-582 with the loss of eighty-two crew and passengers. There were only three survivors.

774     MILLER, 1st R.O. ANDREW (37),             SS EMPIRE SUN
7th February 1942

Off Novia Scotia the cargo ship Empire Sun (MOWT, John Gory and Sons, Managers), Portland Maine to the U.K. with grain was sunk by U-751 with the loss of eleven crew.

775     MILLER, 2nd R.O. DAVID OGILVIE (19),     SS TIBERTON
14th February 1940

The cargo ship Tiberton, 5225 tons (R. Chapman and Sons), Narvik to
Middlesbrough with iron ore, disappeared, possibly torpedoed by U-23. All
thirty-three of her crew died.

776     MILLER, 3rd R.O. WILLIAM McINROY (30),     MV CONUS
4th April 1941

In the North Atlantic the tanker Conus, 3132 tons (Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co.), South Wales to Curacao on Admiralty service was sunk by U-97 with the loss of all of the crew.

777     MILNE, 2nd R.O. HARRY BISSETT (18),         MV SAN DEMETRIO
5th November 1940

The San Demetrio, a tanker owned by Eagle Oil and Shipping Co. and 8073 tons was in a convoy attacked by the pocket battleship Admiral Scheer (German), Set on fire the survivors took to the boats. One of the boats, with sixteen men, sighted a ship 20 hours later – it was the San Demetrio. They boarded her and two days later the fires were out. The crew brought the tanker to Northern Ireland, arriving on the 13th November. Twenty members of the crew perished.

778     MINTY, 2nd R.O. FRANCIS GEORGE (18),     SS LORIENT
5th May 1943

South of Cape Farewell, U-boats attacked a U.K. to Canada/U.S. convoy; U-125 sank the cargo ship Lorient, 4737 tons (MOWT, E. T. Radcliffe and Co. Managers), with the loss of all her forty-six crew.

779     MITCHELL, 2nd R.O. BERNARD JOHN (23),     SS DAFILA
18th March 1943

Near Derna the U-593 sank the cargo ship Dafila, 1940 tons (British and Continental S.S. Co.) bound from Tripoli to Alexandria with the loss of sixteen of her crew.

780     MITCHELL, 2nd R.O. DAVID (22),         SS EMPIRE WHALE
29th March 1943

Northwest of Cape Finisterre, U-boats attacked a homeward-bound convoy; U-602 sank the cargo ship Empire Whale, 6159 tons (MOWT, Donaldson Brothers and Black, Managers), from Pepel. Forty-one of her crew died.

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782     MITCHELL, 3rd R.O. JAMES WILLIAM KING (30), MV AURIS
28th June 1941

East of Madeira, the tanker Auris, 8030 tons (Angle-Saxon Petroleum Co.), Trinidad to Gibraltar on Admiralty service was sunk by the Italian submarine Da Vinci with the loss of nine of her crew.

783     MITCHELL, 3rd R.O. ROBERT (28),         SS BENLOMOND
24th November 1942

East of the River Amazon the cargo ship Benlomond, 6630 tons (Ben Line) the Middle East to the U.S. was sunk by U-172 with the loss of forty-six crew, there was only one survivor.

784    MITCHELL, 2nd R.O. VERNON HALSTEAD CAMPBELL (27),
SS THURSOBANK      22nd March 1942

East of Chesapeake Bay the cargo ship Thursobank, 5575 tons (A. Weir and Co.), New York to Alexandria was sunk by U-373 with the loss of twenty-three of the crew.
785    MONCUR, 2nd R.O. JOHN CLACHER (24),     SS VANCOUVER
21st September 1941

The tanker Vancouver, 5729 tons (Gow Harrison and Co. ) Halifax, Novia Scotia to the Thames was sunk by a mine off the Sunk Light Vessel. Thirty-four of her crew of thirty-six and five of her six gunners were lost.

786    MONKHOUSE, 1st R.O. ARTHUR (24),         SS CALCHAS
21st April 1941

North of the Cape Verde Islands the cargo liner Calchas, 10305 tons (A Holt and Co.), Australia to the U.K. was sunk by U-107. Eighteen crew members died.

787    MOORE, 3rd R.O. CHARLES HAROLD (18),     SS SAUGOR
27th August 1941

West of Ireland, U-557 attacked a convoy, sinking the cargo ship Saugor,
6303 tons (James Nourse Ltd), the U.K. to India, with the loss of eleven of her crew.

788    MOORE, 1st R.O. ERIC (21),             SS ASHCREST
9th December 1940

In the North Atlantic the cargo ship Ashcrest, 5645 tons (Crest Shipping Co.), Philadelphia to Middlesborough was sunk by U-140 with the loss of thirty-seven of her crew.

789    MOORE, 1st R.O. GEOFFREY JAMES (21),     SS THORNLIEBANK    29th November 1941

North of the Azores the cargo ship Thornliebank, 5569 tons (A. Weir and Co.), Barry to the Middle East was sunk by the U-43. Thirteen of her crew perished.

790    MOORE, 2nd R.O. RONALD EDMUND (18),     SS BRINKBURN
21st June 1943

Near Algiers the cargo ship Brinkburn, 1598 tons (S. Marshall and Co), the U.K. to Algiers was sunk by U-73. Twenty-two members of the crew perished.

791     MORGAN, 1st R.O. GRAHAM VIVIAN (31),     Lost in HM MGB 2002,
12th May 1945

HM motor gunboat 2002 was sunk by a mine on 12th May 1945 whilst on passage from Aberdeen to Gothenberg. She was manned with a MN crew on T124 articles, and engaged in running ball bearings and other vital war material from neutral Sweden to the UK.

792     MORISON, 2nd R.O. ALEXANDER (29),         SS BARON ERSKINE
10th January 1942

West of Ireland, the cargo ship Baron Erskine, 3657 tons (H. Hogarth and Sons), Tampa to Garston was sunk by U-701 with the loss of forty of her crew.

793     MORRIS, 3rd R.O. GEORGE (16),             SS SEMBILANGAN
13th March 1943

The cargo ship Sembilangan, 4990 tons (Dutch registration) was torpedoed and sunk by U-107, 300 miles west of Cape Finisterre, on passage from Liverpool to Walvis Bay. Seventy-five of her crew and eleven gunners were lost

794     MORTIMER, 3rd R.O. LESLIE (18),     SS CHRISTIAN MICHELSEN
26th September 1943

A Norwegian registered ship of 7176 tons. Torpedoed thirty-six miles east of Bona, North Africa by U-410 with the loss of forty-seven of her crew.

795     MOSSMAN, 1st R.O. CONRAD ERIC (41),     SS OCEAN COURAGE
15th January 1943

South of the Cape Verde Islands the cargo ship Ocean Courage, 7173 tons (MOWT), Pepel to the U.K. was sunk by U-182 with the loss of all forty-two crew.

796 MOUNSEY, 3rd R.O. WILLIAM LAWRENCE (28),
SS BRITISH VISCOUNT    3rd April 1941

Southwest of Iceland, U-boats attacked a homeward bound convoy; U-73 sank the tanker British Viscount, 6859 tons (British Tanker Co.), Curacao to Scapa Flow with the loss of twenty-eight of her crew.

797     MOYES, 2nd R.O. HENRY (18),             SS GOOLISTAN
23rd November 1942

West of Bear Island, the cargo ship Goolistan, 5851 tons (Common Bros.), Archangel to the U.K. was sunk by U-625 with the loss of all forty-two crew.

798    MULLEN, 3rd R.O. JOHN (18),             MV OILFIELD
28th April 1941

South of Iceland U-boats attacked a convoy; U-96 sank the tanker Oilfield, 8516 tons (Hunting and Son), Aruba to the Thames with the loss of forty-seven of her crew.

799    MURPHY, 2nd R.O. CHARLES NOEL (23),     SS UNIWALECO
7th March 1942

Off St. Lucia the whale factory ship Uniwaleco, 9755 tons (Union Whaling Co.), Curacao to Freetown with fuel oil was sunk by U-161 with the loss of ten of her crew.

800     MURPHY, 1st R.O. MICHAEL JOSEPH (28),     SS GANGES
6th April 1942

A convoy of ships from Calcutta was attacked in the south Bay of Bengal by a Japanese surface force and carrier aircraft; five ships were sunk amongst which was the cargo ship Ganges, 6246 tons (James Nourse Ltd), Calcutta to South Africa. Three members of the crew died.

801     MURPHY, 2nd R.O. MICHAEL TIMOTHY (24),     MV CHANA
23rd March 1941

In the Southwestern Approaches the tanker Chama, (Anglo Saxon Petroleum Co.), the Clyde to the U.S. was sunk by U-97 with the loss of fifteen crew.

802     MURPHY, 2nd R.O. THOMAS (20),         SS EMPIRE PROGRESS
13th April 1942

South of Cape Race the cargo ship Empire Progress, 5249 tons (MOWT, H. Hogarth and Sons, Managers), Glasgow to Tampa, was sunk by U-4O2 with the loss of eleven crew.

803     MURRAY, 1st R.O. ALAN HARRIS (24),         SS ANADARA
24th February 1942

East of Newfoundland U-boats attacked an outward-bound convoy; U-558 sinking the tanker Anadara, 8000 tons (Anglo Saxon Petroleum Co.) bound for Halifax. Fifteen of her crew died.

804     MURRAY, 1st R.O. GEORGE SMITH (39),     SS WHITEMANTLE
22nd Oct.ober1939

Near the Withernsea Light the cargo ship Whitemantle, 1692 tons (Stephenson Clarke), Tyne to London with coal was sunk by a mine with the loss of fourteen crew.
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802    NALLY, 2nd R.O. FRANCIS (42),             SS NOVA SCOTIA
28th November 1942

South of Lourenco Marques, the passenger/cargo liner Novia Scotia, 6796 tons (Furness Withy and Co.), Aden to Durban on Admiralty service was sunk by U-177. She was carrying over 800 Italian POW’s and their guards; over two hundred passengers and crew died.

806    NEILSON, 3rd R.O. PETER BROWN (22),         SS REYNOLDS
31st October 1942

Near Durban U-504 sank the cargo ship Reynolds, 5113 tons (Bolton Steam Shipping Co.), the U.S. to India, which sank with all forty-seven on board.

807 NEWBOLD, 1st R.O. REGINALD ALBERTS (28),
MV ALDINGTON COURT    31st October 1942

West of South Africa, the cargo ship Aldington Court, 4891 tons (Haldin and Philips), the U.S. to the Middle East was sunk by U-172 with the loss of twenty-five of her crew.

808    NEWCOMBE, 1st R.O. CECIL JOHN (32),         SS REFAST
26th January 1942

South of Newfoundland the tanker Refast, 5189 tons (Harris & Dixon) Convoy ON56, the U.S. Gulf to Liverpool was sunk by U-582 with the loss of ten of the crew.

808 NEWCOMBE, 3rd R.O. KENNETH GEORGE (18),
SS VILLE DE TAMATAVE    23rd January 1943

The Ville de Tamatave was commodore ship of convoy ONS 160 when in ferocious weather she sank without warning taking all hands with her. The commodore, Admiral Sir H. J. Studholme Brownrigge KBE, GB, DSO was the most senior officer on either side to be killed on active service.

810     NEWMAN, 3rd R.O. VINCENT (18),         SS BARON KINNAIRD
12th March 1943

Northeast of Newfoundland, the cargo ship Baron Kinnaird, 3344 tons (H. Hogarth and Sons), UK to the Caribbean was sunk by U-621. Thirty-six members of the crew were lost.

811    NICHOLAS, 1st R.O. FRANK (23),             SS LILIAN MOLLER
18th November 1940

South of Ireland the cargo ship Lilian Moller, 4866 tons (Moller Line), Calcutta to London was sunk by the submarine Bertarelli (Italian). Seven of her crew died.

812    NICHOLS, 3rd R.O. CEDRIC SPENCER (19),     MV EMPIRE GEM
24th January 1942

Northeast of Bermuda the tanker Empire Gem, 8139 tons (MOWT, British Tanker Co. Managers), Port Arthur to the U. K. was sunk by U-66. Forty-seven of her crew lost their lives.

813    NICHOLSON, 1st R.O. GEORGE AUGUSTINE (24), SS NIRPURA
3rd March 1943

Off East London, U-16O attacked a convoy from Durban to India sinking the animal transport SS Nipura, 5961 tons (British India S.N. Co.) carrying around 700 mules. Three European officers died.

814    NICHOLSON, 1st R.O. STANLEY GEORGE (21), SS WARLABY
12th February 1941

Near the Azores, the heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper (German) encountered a Freetown to U.K. convoy of 19 ships and sank, amongst others, the cargo ship Warlaby, 4876 tons (Ropner Shipping Co.), Alexandria to Oban for orders with the loss of thirty-six crew.

815     NICOLL, 1st R.O. JAMES STANLEY (19),     SS EMPIRE HERITAGE
8th September 1944

Off the Outer Hebrides, U-482 sank the tanker Empire Heritage, 15702 tons (MOWT), New York to the U.K. Ninety-six people died in the explosion.

816    NIGHTINGALE, 3rd R.O. HENRY FRANCIS (20), SS GLENLEA
7th November1942

In mid-Atlantic U-boats attacked an outward bound convoy; U-566 sank the cargo ship Glenlea, 4252 tons (J. Morrison and Son), the U.K. to the Middle East with the loss of thirty-nine crew.

817    NIMMO, 3rd R.O. ANDREW (20),             SS EMPIRE ELAND
15th September 1941

In an attack on a North Atlantic convoy, U-94 sank the cargo ship Empire Eland, 5613 tons (MOWT, Douglas and Ramsey, Managers). She was from the River Mersey to Tampa and Mobile and she was lost with all hands. Twenty-seven of her crew perished.

818    NORTH, 3rd R.O. DAVID ALLAN (30),         MV BORINGIA
8th October 1942

Near the Cape of Good Hope, the cargo ship Boringia, 5821 tons (MOWT, United Baltic Corp. Managers), the Middle East to the U.S. was sunk by
U-159. Twenty-eight of the crew were lost.

819     NORWELL, 2nd R.O. DAVID LOVE (30),         SS THORNLIEBANK
29th November 1941

North of the Azores the cargo ship Thornliebank, 5569 tons (A. Weir and Co.), Barry to the Middle East was sunk by the U-43. Thirteen of her crew perished.

820    NORWOOD, 1st R.O. PERCY RICHARD (52),     SS TOWARD
7th February 1943

Southeast of Cape Farewell, U-boats attacked a homeward bound convoy; U-4O2 sank the convoy rescue ship Toward, 1571 tons (Clyde Shipping Co.) with the loss of forty-one crew.

821    NOY, 2nd R.O. DONALD REGINALD (18),     SS FORT LONGUEUIL    20th September 1943

South of the Chagos Island the cargo ship Fort Longueuil, 7128 tons (MOWT, Lancashire Shipping Co. Managers), Barry to Australia with ammunition was torpedoed by U-532 with the loss of all hands with the exception of two survivors. They drifted on a raft and were washed up on the island of Sumatra on the 1st February 1944 and were captured by the Japanese. Forty-five members of the crew died.

822 NUNAN, 3rd R.O. JOHN JOSEPH (21),
SS CLARISSA RADCLIFFE     9th March 1943

South of Halifax the cargo ship Clarissa Radcliffe, 5754 tons (E. T. Radcliffe and Co.), a straggler from a New York to U.K. convoy was seen for the last time on March 9th. All fifty- five crew died. She may have been torpedoed by U-663 on the 18th March.

823    NUNN, 2nd R.O. DONAL CHARLES (21),         SS CALCHAS
21st April 1941

North of the Cape Verde Islands the cargo liner Calchas, 10305 tons (A Holt and Co.), Australia to the U.K. was sunk by U-107. Eighteen crew members died.

824     OATES 1st R.O. GEORGE WILLIAM (40),     SS CANFORD CHINE
8th February 1941

In the North Atlantic the cargo ship Canford Chine, 3364 tons (Chine Shipping Co.), the Clyde to Buenos Aires was sunk by a U-boat (thought to be the U-52) with the loss of all thirty-five of the crew.

825 O’BRIEN, 1st R.O. JOHN ALEXANDER (19),
SS SIR HARVEY ADAMSON (Registered at Glasgow)    18th April 1947
The Sir Harvey Adamson, 1030 tons (British India SN Co.) Rangoon to Tavoy, encountered a gale on 18th April 1947 and radioed that she was unable to reach port. Nothing more was ever heard of the ship. Sixty-four crew and two hundred and five passengers were lost.

826     O’BRIEN, 2nd R.O. KELVIN FRANCIS (20),     SS ROSE SCHIAFFINO
2nd November 1941

Off Newfoundland the cargo ship Rose Schiaffino, 3349 tons (MOWT, M. Whitwell and Son, Managers), Wabana to Cardiff with iron ore was sunk by U-569 with the loss of all forty-one crew.

827     ODDIE, 1st R.O. FRANK (45),             MV PACIFIC
9th February 1943

Sailing in convoy along the East Coast, the Pacific (Williamstown Shipping Co.) 2816 tons, Sunderland to London, became a straggler in bad weather conditions and disappeared. All the crew of thirty-eight were lost.

828 O’DONNELL, 1st R.O. CHARLES WILLIAM AUGUSTUS (37),
SS WENDOVER    16th July 1940

West of Rio de Janeiro the cargo ship Wendover, 5487 tons (Watts, Watts and Co.), River Mersey to Buenos Aires with coal was sunk by the German commerce raider Thor. Four of her crew died of which the above officer was one.

829     O’GRADY, 2nd R.O. JOHN (29),             SS LINARIA
24th February 1941

Between the west coast of Ireland and south of Iceland U-boats attacked ships that had dispersed from an outward bound convoy; the submarine Blanchi (Italian) sank the cargo ship Linaria, 3385 tons (Joseph Robinson and Son) the Tyne to Halifax, with the loss of all thirty-one crew.

830    O’HARA 1ST R.O. GERALD (50)            SS DEVON (LONDON)
15th March 1944

Intercepted by German vessel Indian Ocean – Prisoner of War Arbeitserziehungslagher Nazi forced labour camp Bremen-Farge Germany- died of malnutrition and exhaustion.

831     O’HARA, 2nd R.O. JOSEPH VINCENT (22),     SS HAR ZION
31st August 1940

Off Northern Ireland, the cargo ship Har Zion, 2508 tons (Palestine Maritime Lloyd), Liverpool to Savannah was sunk by U-69 with the loss of thirty-four of her crew.

832     O’KEEFE, 1st R.O. CYRIL GEORGE (41),         SS BASSANO
9th January 1941

Northwest of Rockall the cargo liner Bassano, 4843 tons (Ellerman’ s Wilson Line), New York to Hull was sunk by U-l05 with the loss of one of the crew.

833    OLDER, 3rd R.O. RONALD (18),             SS SULACO
19th October 1940

South of Iceland, the steamer Sulaco, 5389 tons (Elders and Fyffes), Avonmouth to Nigeria was sunk by U-124 with the loss of sixty-seven of her crew.

834    OLDFIELD, 3rd R.O. WALLACE F (19), 5        SS ARABISTAN
14th August 1942

Southwest of St Helena, the cargo ship Arabistan, 5874 tons (F.C. Strick and Co.), the Persian Gulf to the U.S., was sunk by the commerce raider Michel (German). There was one survivor from her crew of sixty.

835    O’LEARY, 1st R.O. MICHAEL (48),         SS ANGLO—SAXON
21st August 1940

About 800 miles west of the Canary Islands the steamer Anglo—Saxon, 5596 tons (Nitrate Producers SS Co.), Newport to Bahia Blanca with coal was sunk by the commerce raider Widder (German). After the war the raider’s captain, Von Ruckteschell, was found guilty of failing to provide the safety of the ship’s crew. The court was told that the Widder had fired on the ship’s lifeboats. Thirty-nine of her crew died, two survivors drifted 2500 miles in 71 days landing in the Bahamas.

836     OLESEN, 1st R.O. CHRISTEN KOBGBEROE (24), SS LIFLAND
28th September 1942

Southeast of Cape Farewell the cargo ship Lifland, 2254 tons (MOWT) was sunk by U-61O. Twenty-four of her crew died.

837     OLLASON, 2nd R.O. ROBERT MACLENNAN (18), SS CLAN FRASER
6th April 1941

In an attack on Piraeus the cargo liner Clan Fraser, 7529 tons (Clan Line) carrying ammunition was hit by German aircraft and caught fire; she blew up destroying other ships and seriously damaging the port. Seven of her crew died.

838     O’REGAN, 1st R.O. TIMOTHY JOHN, (45),     MV WESTERN PRINCE
1st December 1940

South of Iceland the passenger/cargo ship Western Prince, 10926 tons (Prince Line), New York to Liverpool was sunk by U-96, with the loss of eight of her crew.

839     O’RIORDAN, 3rd R.O. CORNELIUS (20),         MV EMPIRE LIGHT
7th March 1943

Northeast of Halifax the tanker Empire Light, 6537 tons (MOWT) the U.K. to New York was sunk by U-638. Thirty-nine members of the crew lost their lives.

840     O’ROURKE, 2nd R.O. JAMES (20),         SS MARGIT
7th February 1944

Southwest of the Faroes the cargo ship Margit, 1735 tons (MOWT), Murmansk to the U.K. (on Admiralty service), was sunk by U-985. Twenty-four of her crew died.

841     OSBORNE, 1Sst R.O. WILLIAM PERCY (41),     SS LAPWING
26th September 1941

Near the Azores, a north-bound convoy was attacked by U-boats. U-124 sank the cargo liner Lapwing, 1348 tons (General Steam Navigation Co.), Lisbon to Glasgow with the loss of twenty-four of the crew.

842     O’SHAUGHNEESY, 1st R.O. JOHN (41),         MV WAIMARAMA
13th August 1942

In an air attack by German Stuka dive-bombers on the Operational Pedestal convoy,
(The Clyde to Malta), off Algiers the cargo liner Waimarama, 12843 tons (Shaw, Savill and Albion Co.) was hit by bombs and blew up. There were only two survivors, the third radio officer and a junior cadet on his first voyage. Sixty-two of the crew died.

843    O’SULLIVAN 1st R.O. ARCHIBALD DENIS (40), SS TREWORLAS
28th December 1942

Near Trinidad, the cargo ship Treworlas, 4692 tons (Ham SS Co.), East Africa to the U.S. was sunk by U-124. Thirty-three of the crew perished.

844    SULLIVAN 1st R.O. CHARLES FRANCIS (50),     MV SWEDRU
16th April 1941

West of Malin Head, the cargo liner Swedru, 5379 tons (Elder Dempster Lines), West Africa to Liverpool was sunk by Focke-Wu1fe Condor aircraft with the loss of seventeen crew and seven passengers.

845    O’SULLIVAN 1st R.O. JAMES (32),         SS ST. ELWYN
28th November 1940

East of Bishop Rock the cargo ship St Elwyn, 4940 tons (South American Saint Line) Hull to Santos with coal was sunk by the U-1O3. Twenty-four of the crew were lost.

846     OWEN, 2nd R.O. JAMES (33),             SS FORT PIC
10th June 1944

Off the “Gold Beach” Normandy, the Fort Pic, 7150 tons (MOWT, Managers J. and C. Harrison), was attacked and damaged by shelling and bombs. Whilst fighting the fires three crew were killed. The ship did not sink.

847     PAGE, 2nd R.O. ARTHUR (20),             SS CARLTON
6th January 1941

West of Ireland, the cargo ship Canton, 5162 tons (R. Chapman and Sons), Newport to Buenos Aires was sunk by the Italian submarine Calvi with the loss of twenty-nine of her crew.

848    PAGE, 1st R.O. JOHN WILLIAM (38),         SS STANCLIFFE
12th April 1940

Off the Scottish coast the steamer Stancliffe, 4511 tons (J. A. Billmeir and Co.), Narvik to the U.K. with iron ore was torpedoed by U-37 and sank with the loss of twenty-two of the crew.

849     PARKER, 2nd R.O. GEORGE HEALEY (34),     MV QUEEN VICTORIA
28th June 1942

East of Madagascar, the cargo-ship Queen Victoria, 4937 tons (T. Dunlop and Sons), South Africa to the Middle East, was sunk by the Japanese submarine I-10. There was only one survivor who spent the rest of the war in a Japanese POW camp. Thirty-two of her crew died.

850    PARKER, 3rd R.O. JAMES (21),             SS TJISALAK
26th March 1944

The steamer Tjisalak was torpedoed and sunk 450 miles south of Ceylon by the Japanese submarine I-8. Three of the crew died when the ship was hit, of the 100 survivors, 95 were shot or tortured to death, including a woman passenger. Only five people survived including the 2nd Radio Officer. R.O. Parker was shot aboard the submarine.

851    PARSON, 1st R.O. REGINALD HENRY (43),     SS AGNETE MAERSK    24th March 1941

In the North Atlantic, the ex Danish flagged cargo ship Agnete Maersk, 2104 tons, Clyde to Canada was sunk by the Italian submarine Veneiro. Twenty-seven of her crew perished.

852     PARSONS, 1st R.O. ENOS (41),             SS EMPIRE MERLIN
25th August 1940

West of Scotland the U-48 attacked a homeward bound convoy, sinking the steamer Empire Merlin, 5763 tons (Ministry of Shipping), Port Sulphur to Hull. Twenty-six of her crew died.

853     PARSONS, 1st R.O. WALTER HAROLD (44),     SS MANIPUR
17th July 1940

Off Cape Wrath the cargo liner Manipur, 8652 tons (T. and J. Brocklebank), Baltimore to London was sunk by U-57 with the loss of fourteen crew.

854     PATERSON, 2nd R.O. JOHN WATT (21),         SS KIRNWOOD
10th December 1941

In the Northwest Approaches U-130 sank the cargo ship Kirnwood, 3829 tons (Constantine S.S. Co.), New York to the U.K. Fifteen of the crew died.

855     PATERSON, 3rd R.O. WILLIAM (19),         MV BRITTANY
29th October 1942

Near Madeira, U-boats attacked a homeward bound convoy. U-5O9 sank the cargo liner Brittany, 4772 tons (Royal Mail Lines), the River Plate to the U.K. Twelve members of the crew perished.

856 PATRICK, 1st R.O. SYDNEY CUBITT MATTHEW (43),
SS KHEDIVE ISMAIL     12th February 1944

Off the Maldive Islands the troopship Khedive Ismail, 7513 tons (MOWT), British India S.N. Co.), East Africa to Colombo was sunk by the Japanese submarine I-27 with the loss of 1383 lives of which 137 were crew. The I-27 was itself then destroyed by the escorting destroyers, Paladin and Petard.

857     PATTERSON, 3rd R.O. ROBERT (17),         SS SHAHRISTAN
29th July 1941

South of the Azores, the passenger/cargo liner Shahristan, 6935 tons (F. C. Strick and Co.), the U.K. to the Persian Gulf was sunk by U-371 with the loss of eight of the crew.

858     PAYNE (Seaman W/O) SAMUEL THOMAS (41),     SS ARGUS
(Trinity House Service)    12th November 1940

Near the South Oaze Buoy the Trinity House Tender Argus was sunk by a mine with the loss of thirty-four of the crew.

859    PAYTON, 1st R.O. JOSEPH ALFRED WILLIAM (32), SS ULLAPOOL
13th March 1941

In the River Mersey the cargo ship Ullapool, 4891 tons (Ropner Shipping Co.) was sunk by a mine off Princes Landing Stage with the loss of fifteen of her crew.

860    PEASON, 2nd R.O. GEORGE ALBERT (29),     SS ENGLISHMAN
22nd January 1941

West of Tory Island, the tug Englishman, 487 tons (United Towing Co.) was sunk by German aircraft with the loss of all eighteen of the crew.

861    PEASON, 2nd R.O. JAMES ELGIN (21),         SS OBSERVER
16th December 1942

Off Brazil, the cargo liner Observer, 5881 tons (T. and J. Harrison), Turkey to the U.S. was sunk by U-176 with the loss of sixty-six of her crew.

862     PEARSON, 1ST R.O. JAMES OWEN (30),         SS EFFNA
1st March 1941

Southeast of Ireland, the cargo ship Effna, 6461 tons (ex-U.S. Maritime Commission), Baltimore to Newport with steel was sunk by U-108 with the loss of thirty-three crew.

863     PEAT, 2nd R.O. HAROLD HEATHCOTE (19),     SS DJURDJURA
13th June 1941

East of the Azores the cargo ship Djurdjura, 3460 tons (MOWT), Westbourne Shipping Co. Managers) Pepel to the U. K. was sunk by the submarine Brin (Italian). Thirty-two of the crew were lost.

864    PEEVER, 1st R.O. HARRY (49),             SS CITY OF CAIRO
6th November 1942

South of St. Helena, the passenger/cargo liner City of Cairo, 8034 tons (Ellerman City Line), India to the U.K. was sunk by U-68. Eighty-two crew and twenty-two passengers died.

865     PEIRSON, 1st R.O. GORDON B (23),         SS BRITISH VENTURE
24th June 1943

In the southern Persian Gulf, the tanker British Venture, 4696 tons (British Tanker Co.), Abadan to Bombay was sunk by the submarine I-27 (Japanese) with the loss of seven of her crew.

866     PENNINGTON, 3rd R.O. JOHN GORDON (20),     SS CLAN MACTAVISH
8th October 1942

Off the Cape of Good Hope the cargo liner Clan MacTavish, 7631 tons (Clan Line), South Africa to the U.K. was sunk by U-159. Fifty-four people and seven survivors from the SS Boringia lost their lives.

867    PENNY, 2nd R.O. JOHN WALTER CHARLES (25), SS TURAKINA
20th August 1940

Northwest of New Zealand, the cargo liner Turakina, 9691 tons (New Zealand Shipping Co.), Port Pine and Sydney to Wellington and then the U.K. was sunk in an action with the commerce raider Orion (German) and thirty-five of her crew died.

868     PERRY, 2nd R.O. STANLEY (30),             SS LLANDILO
2nd November 1942

West of South Africa, the cargo ship Llandilo, 4966 tons (E. Thomas Radcliffe and Sons), the U.S. to India was sunk by U-172 with the loss of twenty-one of her crew.

869 PETTIT, 1st R.O. PIERRE ETIENNE (34),
SS VILLE DE TAMATAVE    23rd January 1943

The Ville de Tamatave was commodore ship of convoy ONS 160 when in ferocious weather she sank without warning taking all hands with her. The commodore, Admiral Sir H. J. Studholme Brownrigge KBE, GB, DSO was the most senior officer on either side to be killed on active service.

870     PETTITT, 1st R.O. HAROLD (39),             SS BRITISH VISCOUNT
3rd April 1941

Southwest of Iceland, U-boats attacked a homeward bound convoy; U-73 sank the tanker British Viscount, 6859 tons (British Tanker Co.), Curacao to Scapa Flow with the loss of twenty-eight of her crew.

871     PETTITT, 2nd R.O. HERBERT WILLIAM (27),     SS WHITE CREST
24th February 1942

East of Newfoundland U-boats attacked an outward-bound convoy.     The
U-558 sank the cargo ship White Crest, 4365 tons (Hall Brothers), bound for North America. Forty-one of her crew were lost.

872 PHELAN, 1st R.O. PATRICK (50),         SS EMPIRE TURNSTONE
22nd October 1942

Southwest of Iceland, the cargo ship Empire Turnstone, 6113 tons (MOWT, Kay, Son and Co. Managers), the Tyne to Port Sulphur was sunk by U-621 with the loss of all forty-six crew.

873    PHILLIPPO, 1st R.O. CONRAD EUGENE DUNCAN (41), SS STORNEST
14th October 1942

West of Ireland the cargo ship Stornest, 4265 tons (J. Morrison and Son), the U.K. to Boston was sunk by U-706 with the loss of all forty-eight people on board.

874     PHILLIPS, 1st R.O. JOHN (29),             SS BARBERRYS
26th November 1942

West of Newfoundland the cargo ship Barberrys, 5170 tons (Runciman London Ltd) from the U.S. to the Clyde was sunk by the U-663, with the loss of twenty of her crew.

875 PHILLIPS, 2nd R.O. REGINALD HORACE (35),
MV ARTHUR F CORWIN     13th February 1941

South East of Iceland the U-96 sank the tanker Arthur F. Corwin, 10,516 tons (Oriental Tankers Ltd) Aruba to the U.K. with the loss of all forty-six people on board.

876     PHILLIPS, 3rd R.O. RICHARD (18),         SS EMPIRE BYRON
5th July 1942

Convoy PQ17,  (U.K./U.S. to Murmansk), was ordered to scatter by the Admiralty in the knowledge that a powerful German force was at sea. The scattered convoy lost 26 ships, the worse disaster of the sea war. U-703 sank the cargo ship Empire Byron, 6645 tons (MOWT) the day after the order to scatter was given. Three of the crew were lost.

877    PHILP, 2nd R.O. DAVID HARLEY (18),         SS SHAHZADA
9th July 1944

In the Arabian Sea the cargo ship Shahzada, 5454 tons, Mormugao to the Red Sea was sunk by the U-196, with the loss of eight of her crew.

878    PICKLES, 1st R.O. HARRY (38),             SS BLAIRATHOLL
27th November 1942

The cargo ship Blairatholl, 3319 tons (C. Nisbet and Co.) was lost; thirty-five of her crew died

879 PICKMERE, 1st R.O. EDWARD CHRISTOPHER (25),
SS FORT LONGUEUIL    20th September 1943

South of the Chagos Island the cargo ship Fort Longueuil, 7128 tons (MOWT, Lancashire Shipping Co. Managers), Barry to Australia with ammunition was torpedoed by U-532 with the loss of all hands with the exception of two survivors. They drifted on a raft and were washed up on the island of Sumatra on the 1st February 1944 and were captured by the Japanese. Forty-five members of the crew died.

880    PILCHER, 2nd R.O. ROY HAMILTON (21),     SS ANGLO-SAXON
21st August 1940

About 800 miles west of the Canary Islands the steamer Anglo—Saxon, 5596 tons (Nitrate Producers SS Co.), Newport to Bahia Blanca with coal was sunk by the commerce raider Widder (German). After the war the raider’s captain, Von Ruckteschell, was found guilty of failing to provide the safety of the ship’s crew. The court was told that the Widder had fired on the ship’s lifeboats. Thirty-nine of her crew died, two survivors drifted 2500 miles in 71 days landing in the Bahamas.

The ship was sunk by the German Armed Merchant Raider – WIDDER
The ship`s jolly boat floated free and seven of the crew boarded it
including R.O. Pilcher who was badly injured. On the 1st September
1940 Pilcher died and ` was committed to the deep `.  Later four crew
died.

The jolly boat sailed and drifted until 31 October 1940 when it
grounded on the shore of Alabaster Bay, Eleuthera, Bahamas.  Two
seamen survived, having voyaged 2,275 miles in 72 days.  This
jolly boat is now at the Imperial War Museum. London.

881    PLACE, 1st R.O. EDMUND BOWES (30),         SS EMPIRE CITIZEN        2nd Feb. 1941

South of Iceland the U-107 sank the cargo ship Empire Citizen, 4683 tons (MOWT), Liverpool to Rangoon with the loss of seventy-eight lives.

882    POLLOCK, 2nd R.O. JOHN BRIAN (19),         SS TWEED
8th April 1941

Near Pepel, the cargo ship Tweed, 2697 tons (Transitus Shipping Ltd) bound for the port from the Mersey was sunk by U-124 with the loss of three of the crew.

883    POMEROY, 2nd R.O. PETER (18),             MV CORNISH CITY
28th July 1943

South of Madagascar, the cargo ship Cornish City, 4952 tons (Sir W. Reardon Smith and Sons), East Africa to the Middle East was sunk by the U-177. Thirty-one members of the crew lost their lives.

884    POOLE, 1st R.O. REGINALD EDWARD (38),     MV NARRAGANSETT    25th March 1942

Northwest of Bermuda the tanker Narragansett, 10389 tons (British- Mexican Pet. Co.), Port Arthur to the U.K. was sunk by U-1O5 with the loss of all forty-nine people on board.

885    PORTEOUS, 1st R.O. ALEXANDER (45),         MV SAN VICTORIO
16th May 1942

West of Granada the tanker San Victorio, 8136 tons (Eagle Oil and Shipping Co.), Aruba to the U.K. was sunk by U-155. There was one survivor. Forty-four of her crew lost their lives.

886    POUNTAIN, 3rd R.O. CLAUD ERIC (31),         SS STONEPOOL
11th September 1941

East of Cape Farewell U-boats attacked a homeward bound convoy; U-207 sank the cargo ship Stonepool, 4815 tons (Sir R. Ropner and Co.) from Halifax. Thirty-one of her crew perished.

887     PRESTON, 3rd R.O. JACK (21),             SS FORT CONCORD
12th May 1943

North of the Azores, the cargo ship Fort Concord, 7138 tons (MOWT), Canada to the U.K. was sunk by U-403. Twenty-nine of her crew were lost.

888    PRICE, 2nd R.O. HUGH MONTAGUE (22),    SS ROXBY
7th November 1942

In mid-Atlantic U-boats attacked an outward-bound convoy; U-613 sank the cargo ship Roxby, 4252 tons (Ropner Shipping Co.) the UK to Halifax. Twenty-eight crewmembers died.

889    PRICE, 2nd R.O. JOHN LAING (23),        MV OTINA
20th December 1942

In the mid Atlantic, the tanker Otina, 6217 tons (Anglo Saxon Petroleum Co.), the U.K. to New York for orders was sunk by U-621 with the loss of fifteen of her crew.

890    PRIOR, 1st R.O. MICHAEL (46),             SS TABARISTAN
29th May 1941

Near Freetown, the cargo liner Tabaristan, 6251 tons (F.C. Strick and Co.), Persian Gulf to the U.K. was sunk by the U-38, with the loss of seven of her crew.

891    PRITCHARD, 2nd R.O. CLARENCE MARCUS (28), SS TRIBESMAN
1st December 1940

In the central Atlantic, the cargo-liner Tribesman, 6242 tons (T. and J. Harrison), Liverpool to India, was sunk by the German pocket battleship Admiral Scheer with the loss of fourteen of the crew.

892     PROCTER, 3rd R.O. ERIC (21),             MV FISHPOOL
26th July 1943

The cargo ship Fishpool, 4950 tons (Sir R. Ropner and Sons), was sunk in an air attack on Syracuse. Twenty-eight of her crew died.

893     PROVOST, 2ND R.O. AUREL (21),         SS PLM 22
27th June 1941

West of the Canary Islands, the cargo ship PLM 22, 5645 tons (MOWT, E.R. Management Co, Managers), Pepel to the Tees was sunk by U-123 with the loss of thirty-two crew

894    PURCELL, 3rd R.O. PATRICK (19),         MV SEAFORTH
18th February 1941

Northwest of Ireland, the cargo ship Seaforth, 5459 tons (Elder Dempster), West Africa to Liverpool was sunk by the U-103 with the loss of all forty-nine crew and ten passengers.

895    PURDY, 2nd R.O. BRIAN (19),         SS HELENA MARGARETA
8th April 1941

South of the Azores the U-107 attacked a convoy sinking, amongst others, the cargo ship Helena Margareta, 3316 tons (Euxine Shipping Co.) the U. K. to Takoradi with the loss of twenty-seven of her crew.

896    PUTZ, 2nd R.O. ALBERT LESLIE (19),         MV EMPIRE COMET    19th February 1942

In the Northwest Approaches the cargo ship Empire Comet, 6914. tons (MOWT, Dodd Thompson and Co. Managers) was sunk by U-136. Thirty-seven of the crew perished.

897     QUIGLEY, 1st R.O. JOHN JOSEPH (41),         MV EMPIRE STAR
23rd October 1942

North of the Azores, the passenger/cargo ship Empire Star, 12656 tons (Blue Star Line), the U.K. to South Africa was sunk by U-615 with the loss of thirty crew and six passengers.

898     QUILL, 2nd R.O. JOHN (20),             MV KING MALCOLM
31st October 1941

Off Newfoundland, the cargo ship King Malcolm, 5120 tons (Dodd Thomson & Co.) was sunk by the U-374. Her crew of thirty-four and four gunners were all lost in mountainous seas.

899    QUINN, 1st R.O. HAROLD WILLIAM (37),     SS AVOCETA
25th September 1941

A north bound convoy near the Azores was attacked by U-boats. U-203 sank the cargo liner Avoceta, 3442 tons (Yeoward Bros.), Lisbon to Liverpool. Forty-seven crew and seventy-six passengers died.

900    QUINN, 2nd R.O. PETER PAUL (20),         SS NANCY MOLLER
18th March 1944

South of Ceylon, the cargo ship Nancy Moller, 3916 tons (Moller Lines), Durban to Colombo was sunk by the submarine I-165 (Japanese) with the loss of four of her crew.

901 RACTLIFF, 2nd R.O. CHARLES ARTHUR SAMUEL (26),
SS TREBARTHA    11th November 1940

Of f Aberdeen German bombers sank the cargo ship Trebartha, 4597 tons (Ham Steamship Co.), London to Philadelphia with the loss of three of her crew.

902    RADFORD, 2nd R.O. JOHN HARRY (18),         SS CREE
21st November 1940

West of Ireland, the cargo ship Cree, 4791 tons (Muir Young Ltd), Pepel to Workington with iron ore was sunk by U-123 with the loss of all forty-three of her crew.

903     RAE, 1st R.O. WILLIAM (41),             SS ROBERT L. HOLT
4th July 1941

West of the Canary Islands, the cargo liner Robert L. Holt, 2918 tons (John Holt and Co.), the U.K. to West Africa was sunk by U-69. She was lost with all hands. Forty-two of her crew died.

904    RAITHBY, 3rd R.O. GORDON (19),         SS LINDENHALL
7th November 1942

After leaving Trinidad the cargo ship Lindenhall, 5248 tons (West Hartlepool S.N. Co.), Rio de Janeiro to the U.K. was sunk by U-508 with the loss of  thirty-eight of her crew.

905    RAMSAY, 1st R.O. JAMES MILLER (32),         SS RUPERRA
19th October 1940

In the Northwest Approaches, U-boats attacked a homeward-bound convoy. The U-46 sank the cargo ship Ruperra, 4548 tons (J. Cory &andSons), New York to Greenock and Leith. Thirty of her crew perished.

906     RAMSAY, 3rd R.O. JOHN JAMES (32),         SS KING GRUFFYDD
17th March 1943

In mid-Atlantic U-boats attacked two convoys 120 miles apart. In one convoy U-338 sank the cargo ship King Gruffydd, 5072 tons (Dodd Thomson & Co.) the U.S. to U.K. with the loss of twenty-four of her crew.

907     RASMUSSEN, 1st R.O. HAROLD JULIUS (34),     MV PETER MAERSK
7th December 1942

West of the Azores the cargo ship Peter Maersk, 5476 tons (MOWT, A. Holt and Co. Managers), Liverpool to the Middle East was sunk by the U-185 with the loss of all sixty-seven people on board.

908     RATCLIFFE, 2nd R.O. HERBERT (24),         MV EDWY R. BROWN
18th February 1941

South of Iceland, the U-103 sank the tanker Edwy R Brown, 10455 tons (Oriental Tankers) with the loss of forty-eight of her crew.

909     RATHBONE, 2nd R.O. WILLIAM ARTHUR (24), SS TREGARTHEN
6th June 1941

In the north Atlantic the cargo ship Tregarthen, 5201 tons (Hain SS Co.), South Wales to Jamaica was sunk by the U-48. Forty-two members of the crew died.

910    RAWSON 2nd R.O. HUGH GEORGE (21),     MV KING LUD
8th June 1942

Off Madagascar, the cargo ship King Lud, 5224 tons (Dodd, Thomson & Co.), was sunk by the submarine I-10 (Japan). She was lost with all hands, a crew of thirty-nine including gunners.

911     READE, 1st R.O. NORMAN HUTTON (34),     SS BENLOMOND
24th November1942

East of the River Amazon the cargo ship Benlomond, 6630 tons (Ben Line) the Middle East to the U.S. was sunk by U-172 with the loss of forty-six crew, there was only one survivor.

912    REED, 1st R.O. LEONARD FRANK (31),         MV DARKDALE
22nd October    1941

The fleet oiler Darkdale, was sunk by U-68 off Jamestown St Helena Island whilst at anchor, with the loss of forty-one crew.

913    REES, 1st R.O. DEWI (29),             MV FORT RICHENPANSE
3rd September    1941

West of Ireland, the cargo ship Fort Richepanse, 3485 tons (MOWT, Canadian Pacific SS Co. Managers), Montreal to Liverpool was sunk by U-567. Twenty-six of her crew died.

914    REES, 3rd R.O. EDWARD (20),             MV QUEEN VICTORIA
28th June1942

East of Madagascar, the cargo-ship Queen Victoria, 4937 tons (T. Dunlop and Sons), South Africa to the Middle East, was sunk by the Japanese submarine I-10. There was only one survivor who spent the rest of the war in a Japanese POW camp. Thirty-two of her crew died.

915    REES, 1st R.O. JAMES GILBERT (26),         SS HARPALYCE
25th August 1940

West of the Hebrides U-124 sank the steamer Harpalyce, 5169 tons (J. and C. Harrison), Baltimore to Hull with steel. Thirty-five of her crew were lost.

916    REES, 2nd R.O. JOHN IVER (26),             SS CLAN MacARTHUR    11th August 1943

Near Mauritius the cargo liner Clan MacArthur, 10528 tons (Clan Line), Glasgow to Mauritius was sunk by U-181. From a complement of 151 only 99 were picked up by a French Sloop.

917    REES, 3rd R.O. VINCENT LLOYD (26),         SS KOHINUR
15th November 1940

Off West Africa, the cargo ship Kohinur, 5166 tons (Asiatic S.N. Co.), Port Talbot to Alexandria and Port Said with Military stores, was sunk by the U-65, with loss of nine of her crew.

918    REEVES, 3rd R.O. ARNOLD (19),             MV CHARLES L D
9th December 1942

Southeast of Cape Farewell, the cargo ship Charles L.D., 5267 tons (ex French Flag), India to the U.K. was sunk by U-553. Thirty-six of the crew died.

919    REGAN, 1st R.O. BENJAMIN CECIL (25),     SS BREIVIKEN
4 July 1943

The Norwegian ship Breiviken was torpedoed and sunk by U-178 in the Mozambique Channel. She was bound from Durban to the Gulf of Cambay with a cargo of coal. She sank in three minutes, no W/T report transmitted.

920    REGAN, 2nd R.O. DOUGLAS E (21),         MV HARPAGUS
20th May 1941

South of Cape Farewell U-boats attacked a homeward convoy; the cargo ship Harpagus, 5173 tons (J. & C. Harrison) Baltimore to Bristol Channel was sunk by the U-98 with the loss of twenty-five of her crew.

921    REID, 2nd R.O. JAMES (23),             SS NAIRUNG
16th August 1944

Off East Africa the steamer Nairung, 5414 tons was sunk by U-662 with the loss of sixteen of her crew.

922    REID, 2nd R.O. LESLIE MAYNE (22),         SS STORAA
3rd November 1943

Off Hastings German E-boats sank the cargo ship Storaa, 1967 tons (MOWT), London to Bristol. Eighteen of her crew died.

923    REID, 1st R.O. RICHARD ARCHBOLD (39),     MV KOLCHIS
22nd November 1940

This vessel was a Greek registered ship. Whilst on passage from Sydney NS to Cardiff with a cargo of grain she was torpedoed and sunk by U-123 in the North Atlantic with the loss of all hands.

924    REID, 1st R.O. ROBERT (39),             SS SULACO                19th October 1940

South of Iceland, the steamer Sulaco, 5389 tons (Elders and Fyffes), Avonmouth to Nigeria was sunk by U-124 with the loss of sixty-seven of her

925    REID, 3rd R.O. ROBERT (17),             SS NAIRUNG
18th August 1944

Off East Africa the steamer Nairung, 5414 tons was sunk by U-662 with the loss of sixteen of her crew.

926    REID, 3rd R.O. ROGER ANTHONY LYON (24),    SS CAPE ST. ANDREW
13th November 1940

West of Ireland the cargo ship Cape St Andrew, 5049 tons (Mitchell Cotts and Co.), the Tees to India was sunk by U-137

927    REILLY, 1st R.O. ROBERT (29),             SS TEMPLE MOAT
23rd February 1941

Southwest of Iceland, U-boats attacked an outward-bound convoy; the U-69 sank the cargo ship Temple Moat, 4427 tons (Lambert Brothers), bound for the U.S. She was lost with all hands, forty-two persons.

928    REILLY, 2nd R.O. WILLIE (17),             SS GANGES
6th April 1942

A convoy of ships from Calcutta was attacked in the south Bay of Bengal by a Japanese surface force and carrier aircraft; five ships were sunk amongst which was the cargo ship Ganges, 6246 tons (James Nourse Ltd), Calcutta to South Africa. Three members of the crew died.

929    RESIDE, 2nd R.O. DONALD MCKAY (22),     SS CARLIER
11th November 1943

This was a Belgian registered ship of 7217 tons. Sunk by German aircraft off Oran, North Africa. Seventy-two crew and passengers lost.

930 REYNHART, 2nd R.O. VICTOR WALLACE (26),
SS LANCASTRIAN PRINCE    11th April 1943

East of Newfoundland, the cargo ship Lancastrian Prince, 1914 tons (Furness Withy and Co.), the U.K. to the U.S. was sunk by U-404. Thirty-seven of the crew perished.

931    REYNOLDS, 1st R.O. DERRICK A (21),         SS NORHAUK
21st December 1943

The cargo ship Norhauk, 6086 tons (Norwegian registration), struck a mine in the Straits of Dover and sank with the loss of eleven of her crew.

932    REYNOLDS, 2nd R.O. FRANK ALFRED (19),     SS NAILSEA COURT    10th March 1943

South of Iceland, the cargo ship Nailsea Court, 4946 tons (Evans and Reid), Beira to London was sunk by U-229. Forty-four of her crew died. There were only four survivors.

933    RHODES, 2nd R.O. ALAN (25),             SS TREMODA
27th August 1941

West of Ireland, the U-557 attacked an outward bound convoy; sinking the cargo ship Tremoda, 4736 tons (Ham SS Co.,) bound for West Africa. Twenty-six crew members and six gunners lost their lives.

934     RICHARDS, 2nd R.O. EMLYN EDWARD (29),     SS CANFORD CHINE
8th February 1941

In the North Atlantic the cargo ship Canford Chine, 3364 tons (Chine Shipping Co.), the Clyde to Buenos Aires was sunk by a U-boat (thought to be the U-52) with the loss of all thirty-five of the crew.

935    RICHARDSON, 3rd R.O. ERNEST (20),         MV EMPIRE COMET    19th February 1942

In the Northwest Approaches the cargo ship Empire Comet, 6914. tons (MOWT, Dodd Thompson and Co. Managers) was sunk by U-136. Thirty-seven of the crew perished.

936    RICHARDSON, 2nd R.O. RONALD (17),         SS BELCREST
15th February 1941

In the North Atlantic, the cargo ship Belcrest, 4517 tons was sunk by the submarine Bianchi (Italian). Thirty-six of her crew died.

937 RICHARDSON, 3rd R.O. THOMAS WILLIAM VICTOR (19),
SS SVEND FOYN    21st March 1943

In a North Atlantic convoy in severe storms with winds to Force 11, sub-zero temperatures, snowstorms and 40-foot waves, several ships were damaged by ice. The Svend Foyn, a tanker of 14795 tons plunged to the bottom after striking an iceberg. Twenty-four of her crew died.

938    RICHES, 1st R.O. CLAUDE DERRICK (18),     SS EMPIRE IMPALA    11th March 1943

Southeast of Cape Farewell the cargo ship Empire Impala, 6116 tons (MOWT) the U.S. to the U.K. was sunk by the U-591 as she picked up survivors from the cargo/passenger liner Egyptian. There were only three survivors. Forty-one of her crew died.

939    RILEY, 2nd R.O. ALFRED (29),             MV JAMAICA
7th March 1943

A Norwegian registered ship. Torpedoed and sunk by U-221 in the North Atlantic with the loss of nineteen crew and two passengers.

940    RILEY, 3rd R.O. MAURICE (18),             SS LULWORTH HILL    19th March 1943

West of Lobito the cargo ship Lulworth Hill, 7628 tons (Counties Ship Management Co.), Mauritius to the U.K. was sunk by the submarine Da Vinci (Italian), Forty-seven of her forty-nine crew perished.

941    RILEY, 1st R.O. SYDNEY (39),             SS EAST WALES
16th December 1942

Near St. Paul Rocks the cargo ship East Wales, 4358 tons (Gibbs and Co.), the U.S. to the Middle East was sunk by U-159 with the loss of seventeen of her crew.

942    RIMMER, 3rd R.O. RONALD (17),             SS ARDANBHAN
27th December 1940

South of Iceland, the cargo ship Ardanbhan, 4980 tons (Arden SS Co), Hull to Mar del Plata with coal, was sunk by the Italian submarine Tazzoli, with the loss of all her crew.

943    RISH, 3rd R.O. (Supernumerary) BERNARD (19),    SS CITY OF PRETORIA
3rd March 1943 (Returning DBS from New York)

Southeast of Cape Race the passenger cargo liner City of Pretoria, 8049 tons (Ellerman Lines, New York to Liverpool was sunk by U-172 with the loss of all one hundred and forty five people on board.

944    RISK 2nd R.O. WILLIAM (29),         SS PENNINGTON COURT
9th October 1942

Southeast of Cape Farewell the cargo ship Pennington Court, 6098 tons (Haldin & Philips), St. Johns N.B. to the U.K., was sunk by the U-254 with the loss of all forty crew.

945    ROBB, 2nd R.O. DOUGLAS BANKSHAW (21),     SS NEWTON ASH
8th February 1943

South of Iceland, the cargo ship Newton Ash, 4625 tons (C. Strubin & Co.),
St. John’s N.B. to the U.K. was sunk by U-402. There were only four survivors from a crew of forty-three.

946    ROBERTS, 1st R.O. GEORGE SELBY (27),     MV ATHELBEACH
7th March 1941

South of Iceland U-70 and U-99 attacked an outward-bound convoy.
U-99sank the tanker Athelbeach, 6568 tons (Athel Line), Greenock to
New York with the loss of seven of her crew.

947     ROBERTS, 1st R.O. JOSEPH JAMES RAY (44),     SS HOLMSIDE
19th July 1941

Off the Cape Verde islands the cargo ship Holmside 3433 tons (Burnett SS Co), bound for Pepel was sunk by U-66. Twenty-two of her crew were lost; there were sixteen survivors.

948     ROBERTS, 1st R.O. MICHAEL FRANCIS (44),     MV VICTOR ROSS
2nd December 1940

In U-boat attacks on convoys this day the U-43 sank the tanker Victor Ross, 12, 247 tons (British Mexican Petrol Co.), Liverpool to New York with the loss of forty-two of her crew.

949    ROBERTSON, 1st R.O. GIDEON THOMAS (32),     SS JURA
9th February 1941

A convoy bound from Gibraltar to the U.K. was between Portugal and the Azores when it was attacked by U-37 and a flight of five Focke-Wulf Condor aircraft. The German aircraft sank the cargo ship Jura, 1759 tons (Glen and Co.), Huelva to Aberdeen with iron ore, with the loss of seventeen crew.

950     ROBINSON, 1st R.O. CYRIL GEORGE (26),     SS EMPIRE OAK
22nd August 1941

Off Portugal the ocean tug Empire Oak, 482 tons (MOWT), the U.K. to Gibraltar was sunk by U-564. Thirteen members of crew died.

951     ROBINSON, 3rd R.O. HARRY (16),        MV SUTLEJ
26th February 1944

West of Diego Garcia the cargo ship Sutlej, 5189 tons (J. Nourse Ltd), Red Sea to Australia was sunk by the submarine I-37 (Japanese) with the loss of seven crew.

952    ROBINSON, 2nd R.O. JOHN ERIC (18),     SS BRITISH RESOURCE
14th March 1942

South of Nova Scotia, the tanker British Resource, 7209 tons (British Tanker Co.), Curacao to the U. K. was sunk by the U-124. Forty-two members of the crew lost their lives.

953    ROBINSON, 2nd R.O. KENNETH W (21),     MV DARLINGTON COURT    20th May 1941

South of Cape Farewell U-boats attacked a homeward bound convoy; the Darlington Court, 4974 tons (Haldin and Phillips), the U.S to the U.K was sunk by U-556, with the loss of twenty-five crewmembers.

954     ROBINSON, 2nd R.O. RONALD (19),     MV CALIFORNIA STAR
4th March 1943

Northwest of the Azores, the passenger/cargo liner California Star, 8300 tons (Blue Stan Line), Australia and New Zealand to Liverpool was sunk by U-515 with the loss of fifty-one people.

955     ROBSON, 1st R.O. ALBERT VICTOR (43),     SS EMPIRE GOLD
18th April 1945

West of the Bay of Biscay, the tanker Empire Gold, 8028 tons (MOWT) was sunk by U-1107. Thirty-seven of the crew died.

956    ROE, 3rd R.O. THOMAS HAROLD (19),         SS ANGLO PERUVIAN    23rd February 1941

Southwest of Ireland, U-boats attacked an outward-bound convoy; the U-95 sank the cargo ship Anglo Peruvian, 5457 tons (Nitrate Producers SS Co.) heading for Boston. There were only seventeen survivors. Twenty-five crewmembers died.

957    ROGERS, 2nd R.O. GLYN KENDRICK (20),     SS BRADFYNE
22nd November 1940

In the Northwest Approaches, U-100 attacked a homeward-bound convoy sinking, amongst others, the Bradfyne, 4740 tons (Sir W. Reardon Smith and Sons), Montreal to London with grain. She was lost with all thirty-nine hands.

958 ROGERSON, 1st R.O. GARNET WILLIAM PHILIP LITTLE (30),
SS BIDBURY    2nd September 1940

The U-46 sank the cargo ship Bibury, 4616 tons (Capper Alexander and Co.), outward-bound south of Cape Verde Islands with the loss of thirty-six of her crew.

959    ROMEUF, 1st R.O. JACQUES (42),         SS CHARLES L.D.
9th December 1942

Southeast of Cape Farewell, the cargo ship Charles L.D., 5267 tons (ex French Flag), India to the U.K. was sunk by U-553. Thirty-six of the crew died.

960    ROSE,    1st R.O. FREDERICK WILLIAM (50),     MV PORT GISBORNE
11th October 1940

In the Northwest Approaches, the cargo liner Port Gisborne, 8390 tons (Port Line), New Zealand to Belfast and Cardiff, was sunk by U- 48 with the loss of twenty-six crew. This comprised half the ship’s company, the remainder were rescued by the tug Salvonia.

961    ROSS, 2nd R.O. ALEXANDER TYRELL (19), SS EMPIRE LAKELAND    11th March 1943

In the Northwest Approaches U-boats (unidentified) attacked a New York to U.K. convoy sinking the cargo ship Empire Lakeland, 7015 tons (MOWT, Blue Star Line, Managers) with the loss of fifty-six of her crew.

962    ROSS, 1st R.O. WALTER MATHESON (47),     SS CERAMIC
7th December 1942

West of the Azores, the passenger/cargo liner Ceramic, 18713 tons (Shaw Savill and Albion Line), Liverpool to Australia was sunk by U-515. There were 656 passengers and crew on board; there was only one survivor.

963    ROTHWELL, 1st R.O. THOMAS HOLMES (32),     MV SILVERPALM
9th June 1941

In the North Atlantic, the cargo ship Silverpalm, 6373 tons (S. J. Thompson), was sunk by U-101. She was lost with all hands, fifty-four crew, eleven gunners and three passengers.

964    ROWAN, 3rd R.O. JOHN MALCOLM (21), SS EMPIRE AMETHYST
14th April 1942

South of the Dominican Republic, the tanker Empire Amethyst, 8032 tons (MOWT) was sunk by U-154. Forty-one of the crew died.

965     ROWE, 1st R.O. GEOFFREY CUTHBERT (31),     SS DERRYNANE
12th February 1941

Near the Azores the heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper (German) encountered a Freetown to U.K. convoy of 19 ships and sank, amongst others, the cargo ship Derrynane, 4684 tons (McCowen and Cross Ltd), Lourenco Marques to Immingham with iron ore. All thirty-three members of the crew died.

966     ROWLAND, 2nd R.O. ALFRED (20),         SS NAPIER STAR
18th December 1940

South of Iceland, the passenger/cargo liner Napier star, 10116 tons (Blue Star Line), Liverpool to New Zealand was sunk by U-100 with the loss of sixty-three crew.

967     ROWLAND, 1st R.O. PERCY ERIC (42),         SS BALTISTAN
27th February 1941

West of Ireland the cargo liner Baltistan, 6803 tons (F.C. Strick), bound for South Africa with military stores was sunk by the submarine Bianchi (Italian) with the loss of twelve of her crew.

968     ROWLANDS, 1st R.O. OWEN (33),         SS CAPE HORN
14th May 1941

There is no record of this ship being destroyed by enemy action. It is assumed that this officer lost his life when the ship was bombed by enemy aircraft in Port Said on the above date. Three other members of the crew also lost their lives.

969 ROWLATT, 2nd R.O. FRANCIS WILLIAM (48),
SS EMPRESS OF CANADA        14th March 1943

Off Sierra Leone the troopship Empress of Canada, 21561 tons (Canadian Pacific SS Co.) Durban to the U.K. with 1892 on board, including 499 Italian POW’s was sunk by the submarine Da Vinci (Italian). Three hundred and ninety-two people died. The survivors were picked up by the destroyer Boreas, the ocean boarding vessel Corinthian (Ellerman Lines) and the corvettes Crocus and Petunia.

970     RUFFEL, 3rd R.O. FRANCIS DAVID (19),     SS TREBARTHA
11th November 1940

Of f Aberdeen German bombers sank the cargo ship Trebartha, 4597 tons (Ham Steamship Co.), London to Philadelphia with the loss of three of her crew.

971     RUMSEY, 1st R.O. HECTOR ARCHIBALD (40),     SS RUTLAND
30th October 1940

South of Rockall the cargo ship Rutland, 1437 tons (Leith, Hull and Hamburg Steam Packet Co.) a straggler from convoy HX82, was sunk by U-124. Twenty-four of her crew perished.

972     RUSHTON, 3rd R.O. JOHN HARTLEY (21),     SS EMPIRE SKY
6th November 1942

Off North Russia, the cargo ship Empire Sky, 7455 tons (MOWT, Claymore Shipping Co.), the U.K. to Archangel was sunk by U-625 with the loss of all forty-one crew.

973     RUSHTON, 1st R.O. NORMAN (44),         SS KNITSLEY
12th December 1942

Off Lowestoft E-boats attacked a north-bound convoy sinking, amongst others, the cargo ship Knitsley, 2272 tons (Consett Iron Co.) with the loss of eleven crew.

974     RUSSELL, 2nd R.O. DENNIS BRYANT (21),     SS NEWFOUNDLAND
13th September 1943

Near Salerno the hospital ship Newfoundland, 6791 tons (Furness Withy passenger liner) was damaged by German aircraft and was sunk by gunfire on the 14th September. There were no wounded on board but twenty-three people perished including all the medical staff and many of the officers.

975     RUTH, 2nd R.O. VICTOR EDWARD (22),     SS EMPIRE STEVENSON
13th September 1942

Southwest of Bear Island, He-111’s attacked a Russian bound convoy. They flew in line abreast and dropped their torpedoes simultaneously, hitting eight ships including the cargo ship Empire Stevenson, 6209 tons (MOWT). Forty of the crew died.

976     RUTHERFORD, 2NND R.O. JOHN (26),     SS CITY OF GUILDFORD
27th March 1943

Near Derna, the passenger/cargo liner City of Guildford, 5157 tons (Ellerman City Line), Alexandria to Tripoli was sunk by U-593 with the loss of all one hundred and twenty-seven people on board.

977     RYAN, 1ST R.O. JOSEPH LAWRENCE (43),     MV RIO BRAVO
2nd November 1944

In Ostend roads the tanker Rio Bravo, 1141 tons, outward bound was sunk by a German E-boat. Fourteen of her crew died.

978     RYRIE, 1st R.O. DONALD BREMNER (41), SS SOUTHERN EMPRESS
13th October 1942

Northeast of Newfoundland U-221 attacked a homeward bound convoy, sinking, amongst others, the ex factory whaling ship Southern Empress, 12398 tons (C. Salvesen) the U.S. Gulf to the Clyde on Admiralty service with the loss of twenty-eight crew and twenty passengers.

979     SADLER, 1st R.O. WILLIAM EWART (26),     MV SAN DEMETRIO
5th November 1940

The San Demetrio, a tanker owned by Eagle Oil and Shipping Co. and 8073 tons was in a convoy attacked by the pocket battleship Admiral Scheer (German), Set on fire the survivors took to the boats. One of the boats, with sixteen men, sighted a ship 20 hours later – it was the San Demetrio. They boarded her and two days later the fires were out. The crew brought the tanker to Northern Ireland, arriving on the 13th November. Twenty members of the crew perished.

980     SALTER, 2nd R.O. HOWARD WILLIAM (20),     SS MONTREAL CITY
21st December 1942

East of Newfoundland, the cargo liner Montreal City, 3066 tons (Bristol City Line), Bristol to New York was sunk by U-591 with the loss of all thirty-two of the crew.

981     SANDIFORD, 2nd R.O. WILFRED (21),         SS EMPIRE GILBERT
2nd November 1942

Off the coast of Ireland, the cargo ship Empire Gilbert, 6640 tons (MOWT), the Tyne to Archangel was sunk by the U-586. Forty-seven of the crew were lost.

982    SANDON, 1st R.O. WILLIAM EDWARD (45),     SS UMONA
30th March 1941

Off Freetown, the cargo liner Umona, 3767 tons (Bullard, King & Co.), South Africa to London was sunk by U-124 with the loss of eighty-five crew and fifteen passengers.

983     SANDS, 2nd R.O. GEORGE WILLIAM (36),     SS HENRI MORY
26th April 1941

Off the Blaskets, the cargo ship Henri Mory, 2564 tons (ex French flag), Pepel to Barrow with iron ore was sunk by U-110. Twenty-three of her crew perished.

984    SANDFORD, 2nd R.O. NORMAN FREDERICK DALE (19), MV CORBIS
18th April 1943

East of East London the tanker Corbis, 8132 tons (Anglo Saxon Pet. Co.), the Persian Gulf to the U.K. was sunk by U-180. There were only eight survivors. Ten of her European officers died.

985    SANGSTER, 2nd R.O. IAN GORDON (19),     SS STORNEST
14th October 1942

West of Ireland the cargo ship Stornest, 4265 tons (J. Morrison and Son), the U.K. to Boston was sunk by U-706 with the loss of all forty-eight people on board.

986     SAVEGE, 2nd R.O. RONALD MAXWELL (18),     SS STONEPOOL
11th September 1941

East of Cape Farewell U-boats attacked a homeward bound convoy; U-207 sank the cargo ship Stonepool, 4815 tons (Sir R. Ropner and Co.) from Halifax. Thirty-one of her crew perished.

987     SAVILLE, 3rd R.O. HERBERT SPENCER (35)     SS BLACK OSPREY
18th February 1941

Southeast of Iceland, the cargo ship Black Osprey, 5589 tons (ex U.S.), Baltimore to South Wales was sunk by U-96, with the loss of twenty-five of her crew.

988     SAYLES, 1st R.O. PHILIP DESMOND (18),     SS EMPIRE ENGINEER
2nd February 1941

In the Northwest Approaches the U-123 sank the cargo ship Empire Engineer, 5358 tons (MOWT) with the loss of all forty crew.

989     SCATCHERD 1st R.O. LESLIE (18),         SS KORANTON
28th March 1941

In the North Atlantic the cargo ship Koranton, 6695 tons (R. Chapman and Son), Philadelphia to Hull was sunk by U-98 with the loss of thirty-four of her crew.

990    SCHOFIELD, 2nd R.O. WILLIAM ROY (18),     MV SILVERBEECH
28th March 1943

Southeast of the Canary Islands, U-boats attacked an outward-bound convoy; the U-172 sank the cargo ship Silverbeech, 5319 tons (S. and J. Thompson) U.K. to West Africa, with the loss of nineteen of her crew.

991    SCLATER, 3rd R.O. ROBERT CARNIE (21),     SS EMPIRE HAIL
23rd February 1942

East of Newfoundland the cargo ship Empire Hail, 7005 tons (MOWT), Leith to Baltimore was sunk by U-94. Forty of the crew perished.
992    SCOTT, 1st R.O. CHARLES NEVILLE (28),     SS BRITANNIA
25th March 1941

Near Freetown, the passenger/cargo liner Bnitannia, 8799 tons (Anchor Line), Liverpool to India was sunk by the German commerce raider Thor. 122 crew and 127 passengers (service personnel bound for India) were lost. Of the 484 passengers and crew who set out from Liverpool, 235 were saved. Lifeboat No. 7 of the Bnitannia took its place in maritime history. 82 people on board set out in a boat built for 56 and travelled 1535 miles in 23 days. There were 38 survivors when the boat finally beached on the coast of Brazil. A diary kept by a RN officer, who was passenger to Bombay is now in the Maritime Museum.

993    SCOTT, 1st R.O. RONALD (24),             SS SOLON II
2nd December 1942

Off Guiana, the U-508 sank the cargo ship Solon II, 4561 tons (MOWT, T. and S. Brocklebank, Managers,) Turkey to the U.K. with the loss of seventeen of her crew.

994    SCOTT, 1st R.O. SAMUEL JOHN JACKSON (40), MV UPWEY GRANGE
8th August 1940

West of Ireland the cargo liner Upwey Grange, 9130 tons (Houlder Bros. and Co.), Buenos Aires to London with a refrigerated cargo was sunk by U-37 with the loss of thirty-one of her crew.

995    SCOTT, 2nd R.O. VIVIAN JOSEPH (29),         MV NEPTUNIAN
7th September 1940

In the Northwest Approaches the U-47 attacked a homeward-bound convoy sinking the Neptunian, 5155 tons (W.A. Souter and Co.), with the loss of thirty-five of her crew.

996    SCRAFTON, 2nd R.O. ERIC (29),             SS ROSENBORG
8th June 1942

East of Belize the cargo ship Rosenborg, 1512 tons (MOWT), Trinidad to the U.S. Gulf was sunk by U-504. Four crewmembers died.

997    SEABROOK, 2nd R.O. PETER DAVENPORT (20), SS EMPIRE LANCER
16th August 1944

In the Madagascar channel, the cargo ship Empire Lancer, 7037 tons (MOWT, A. Holt and Co. Managers), Durban to the U. K. was sunk by U-862. Fourteen of her crew died.

998    SEBRIGHT, 2nd R.O. ROBERT RONALD (19),     SS TEMPLE MOAT
23rd February 1941

Southwest of Iceland, U-boats attacked an outward-bound convoy; the U-69 sank the cargo ship Temple Moat, 4427 tons (Lambert Brothers), bound for the U.S. She was lost with all hands, forty-two persons.

999    SEDDON, 3rd R.O. JOSEPH FRANCIS J. (24),     MV SHILLONG
12th April 1943

Southeast of Cape Farewell the U-635 sank the passenger/cargo line Shillong, 5529 tons (P and O S.N. Co.) bound from Australia to the U.K. with the loss of seventy-one of her seventy-eight crew.

1000    SERGEANT, 3rd R.O. ALAN HOWARD (17),     SS BARON SEMPLE
30th October 1943

Northwest of Ascension Island, the cargo ship Baron Semple, 4573 tons
(H. Hogarth and Sons), Rio de Janeiro to the U.K. was sunk by U-848. Fifteen of her crew were lost.

1001     SEVERS, 3rd R.O. ALFRED LAWRENCE (30),     SS JONATHAN HOLT
24th February 1941

Between the West Coast of Ireland and south of Iceland, U-boats attacked ships that had just dispersed from an outward-bound convoy. U-97 sank the cargo ship Jonathon Holt, 4973 tons (John Holt and Co.), on passage to the west coast of Africa. Forty crew and eleven passengers died.

1002    SHAW, 1st R.O. GODFREY AMBROSE SAMUEL WENSLEY (55),
SS TREDINNICK    25th March 1942

Southeast of Bermuda, the cargo ship Tredinnick, 4589 tons (Ham SS Co.), was sunk by the submarine Calvi (Italian). Forty members of the crew were killed.

1003    SHAW, 2nd R.O. JACK (18),             SS FLORIAN
20th January 1941

In the North Atlantic the cargo liner Florian, 3174 tons (Ellerman Lines) was sunk by U-94 with the loss of forty-one of her crew. She was from Hull to New York in ballast. There were no survivors.

1004    SHAW, 3rd R.O. JOHN GERALD SPARK (29),     SS WESTPOOL
3rd April 1941

Southwest of Iceland U-boats attacked a homeward bound convoy; U- 48 sank the cargo ship Westpool, 5724 tons (Sir R. Ropner and Co.) with the loss of thirty-five of her forty-three crew.

1005    SHEEHAN, 3rd R.O. MICHAEL (18),         SS ASHANTIAN
21st April 1943

Northeast of Newfoundland the U-415 attacked a U.S. bound convoy sinking, amongst others, the cargo ship Ashantian, 4917 tons (United Africa Co.). Fourteen of her crew lost their lives.

1006 SHELTON, 3rd R.O. STANLEY CLIFFORD STOKES HOWET
(no age given)  SS NOVIA SCOTIA    8th November 1942

South of Lourenco Marques, the passenger/cargo liner Novia Scotia, 6796 tons (Furness Withy and Co.), Aden to Durban on Admiralty service was sunk by U-177. She was carrying over 800 Italian POW’s and their guards; over two hundred passengers and crew died.

1007    SHELVEY, 2nd R.O. DENIS WILLIAM ALFRED (18), SS KERVEGAN
9th February 1941

M.O.S. (Evan T. Radcliffe and Co), 2018 tons, Halifax N.S. to U.K. On the 9th February 1941 she was reported in distress in position 43 N 61 W. No further news was received. Later wreckage was washed ashore in Nova Scotia. Twenty-six of her crew were lost.

1008     SHEPHERD, 2nd R.O. DOUGLAS GRANT (22),     SS CLAN MacFADYEN
26th November 1942

Northwest of British Guiana, the cargo liner Clan MacFadyen, 6191 tons (Clan Line), Mauritius to the U.K. with sugar was sunk by U-508. Fifteen members of the crew died.

1009     SHEPHERD, 2nd R.O. JOHN (20),             SS ARABISTAN
14th August 1942

Southwest of St Helena, the cargo ship Arabistan, 5874 tons (F.C. Strick and Co.), the Persian Gulf to the U.S., was sunk by the commerce raider Michel (German). There was one survivor from her crew of sixty.

1010     SHERLOCK, 1st R.O. MAURICE F. (21),         SS HARPAGIJS
20th May 1941

South of Cape Farewell U-boats attacked a homeward convoy; the cargo ship Harpagus, 5173 tons (J. & C. Harrison) Baltimore to Bristol Channel was sunk by the U-98 with the loss of twenty-five of her crew.

1011     SHILLABEER, 2nd R.O. KENNETH EDWARD (22), SS ST. SUNNIVA
22nd January 1943

Off Sable Island, the convoy rescue ship St. Sunniva, 1368 tons (General Steam Navigation Co.) with a convoy from the U.K. was lost with all sixty-four people on board.

1012     SHUTT, 1Sst R.O. TOM (42),             SS DARTFORD
12th June 1942

East of Newfoundland the cargo ship Dartford, 4093 tons (Watts, Watts and Co.), the U.K. to Nova Scotia was sunk by U-124. There were only fourteen survivors. Twenty-six of her crew died.

1013     SIBBITT, 2nd R.O. HERBERT ERNEST (33),     SS HARTLEBURY
7th July 1942

Ships scattered from the ill-fated Russian convoy PQ-17 on 5th July continued to be attacked. On the 7th July the U-355 sank the cargo ship Hartlebury, 5082 tons (J. and C. Harrison). Only seven survivors were picked up by the CAM ship Empire Tide (Royal Mail Line) out of a crew of forty-six.

1014     SIDAWAY, 1st R.O. ALWYN (30),             SS SWIFTPOOL
5th August 1941

West of Ireland U-boats attacked a convoy bound from West Africa to the U.K. U-372 sank the cargo ship Swift pool, 5205 tons (Sir R. Ropner and Co.). Thirty-five of her crew were lost.

1015     SIMPSON, 1st R.O. ALEC (20),             SS FIDRA
5th March 1943

Off Cape Finisterre the U-130 attacked a Gibraltar to U.K. convoy, sinking amongst others the cargo ship Fidra, 1574 tons (Glen and Co.), from Almeria. Fourteen of the crew died.

1016     SINCLAIR, 1st R.O. WILLIAM HENDRY (24),     SS FISCUS
18th October 1940

In the Northwest Approaches, U-boats attacked a homeward-bound convoy sinking, amongst others, the cargo ship Fiscus, 4815 tons (W. H. Seager and Co.), from Three Rivers to the U.K. with steel. She was torpedoed by U-99 with the loss of thirty-eight of her crew; there was only one survivor.

1017     SKEARS, 2nd R.O. WILL CHISLETT (33),     SS BRITANNIA
25th March 1941

Near Freetown, the passenger/cargo liner Bnitannia, 8799 tons (Anchor Line), Liverpool to India was sunk by the German commerce raider Thor. 122 crew and 127 passengers (service personnel bound for India) were lost. Of the 484 passengers and crew who set out from Liverpool, 235 were saved. Lifeboat No. 7 of the Bnitannia took its place in maritime history. 82 people on board set out in a boat built for 56 and travelled 1535 miles in 23 days. There were 38 survivors when the boat finally beached on the coast of Brazil. A diary kept by a RN officer, who was passenger to Bombay is now in the Maritime Museum.

1018 SKEFFINGTON, 1st R.O. JAMES FREDERICK (20),
SS BRITISH GENERAL    6th October 1940

West of Ireland the tanker British General, 6989 tons (British Tanker Co.), the Tyne to Abadan was sunk by U-37 with the loss of all forty-seven crew.

1019     SKELTON, 2nd R.O. JACK (28),             SS EMPIRE TIGER
27th February 1941

300 miles South of Iceland the Empire Tiger, Halifax to Clyde, reported shipping heavy seas and all boats washed away. Nothing further was heard. Thirty-three members of the crew were lost.

1020     SLATER, 1st R.O. DENIS JOHN (27),         SS MILL HILL
30th August 1940

West of the Hebrides the U-32 attacked a homeward bound convoy sinking, amongst others, the cargo ship Mill Hill, 4318 tons (Counties Ship Management) Boston to the Tees with iron and steel, with the loss of all thirty-five crew.

1021     SLINGER, 2nd R.O. REX STEPHEN (19),         MV PORT GISBORNE
11th October 1940

In the Northwest Approaches, the cargo liner Port Gisborne, 8390 tons (Port Line), New Zealand to Belfast and Cardiff, was sunk by U- 48 with the loss of twenty-six crew. This comprised half the ship’s company, the remainder were rescued by the tug Salvonia.

1022     SLOAN, 2nd R.O. BRIAN LUDLOW (20),         SS EMPIRE LAKE
15th July 1943

East of Madagascar the cargo ship Empire Lake, 2852 tons (MOWT, C. Cravos and Co.) Durban to the Middle East was sunk by U-181. Twenty-five crewmen were lost.

1023     SMALE, 2nd R.O. CYRIL SYDNEY (29),         MV EMPIRE SPRING
15th February 1942

Southeast of Halifax, the cargo ship Empire Spring, 6946 tons (MOWT, Donaldson Brothers and Black, Managers), was sunk by a U-boat, identity.

1024     SMALLEY, 2nd R.O. JACK GARNETT (28),     SS WIDESTONE
17/18th November 1942

Southeast of Cape Farewell, the cargo ship Widestone, 3193 tons (Turnbull Scott and Co.), Cardiff to St. John’s N.F. with coal was sunk by U-184 with the loss of all forty-eight people on board.

1025     SMART, 2nd R.O. PETER JAMES (16),         SS BRITISH GENERAL
6th October 1940

West of Ireland the tanker British General, 6989 tons (British Tanker Co.), the Tyne to Abadan was sunk by U-37 with the loss of all forty-seven crew.

1026     SMEED, 2nd R.O. COLIN RHYS PETER MARCUS (20), SS BIELA
14th February 1942

Southwest of Cape Race, the cargo liner Biela, 5298 tons (Lamport and Holt Line), Liverpool to Buenos Aires was sunk by U-98 with the loss of all forty-nine of her crew.

1027     SMITH, 1st R.O. AARON FREDERICK (26),     SS DALVEEN
28th September 1940

Off Rattray Head, the cargo ship Dalveen, 5193 tons (Mungo Campbell and Co.), Montreal to Hull was sunk by German bombers with the loss of thirty-two of her crew.

1028     SMITH, 1st R.O. ALFRED ARTHUR ERNEST (24), MV ATHELSULTAN
22nd September 1942

Southeast of Cape Farewell U-617 attacked a homeward bound convoy sinking the tanker Athelsultan, 8882 tons (Athel Line). She was commodore ship and fifty crew and naval personnel lost their lives, including the convoy commodore.

1029     SMITH, 2nd R.O. CLAUDE HARRY (29),     MV PACIFIC PRESIDENT
2nd December 1940

In U-boat attacks on convoys in the North Atlantic, the U-43 sank the cargo liner Pacific President, 7113 tons (Furness Withy and Co.), Leith to New York with the loss of fifty of her crew.

1030    SMITH, 2nd R.O. FREDERICK CLARKE (21),     SS STANBANK
5th May 1942

Northeast of Bermuda the cargo ship Stanbank, 5966 tons (J. A. Billmeir and Co.), the U.S. to the Middle East was sunk by U-103, with the loss of seven of the crew.

1031    SMITH, 1st R.O. GEORGE (31),             SS EMPIRE LIGHT
8th May    1941

North of the Seychelles, the cargo ship Empire Light, 6828 tons (MOWT), India to the U.K. was sunk by the German commerce raider Pinguin. The above officer was taken prisoner and died when the Pinguin was sunk by the cruiser Cornwall.

1032     SMITH, 1st R.O. HENRY FOGGIE (40),         SS OCEAN CRUSADER
26th November 1942

West of Newfoundland the cargo ship Ocean Crusader, 7178 tons (MOWT), the U.S. to the U.K. was sunk by U-262. Forty-five of her crew perished.

1033     SMITH, 2nd R.O. JAMES EDWARD (28),         SS RADHURST
21st February    1943

Off Newfoundland, the cargo ship Radhurst, 3454 tons Canada to the U.K. was sunk by U-525. Thirty-eight of her crew died.

1034     SMITH, 1st R.O. JOHN BRYANT (28),         SS BARON SEMPLE
30th October1943

Northwest of Ascension Island, the cargo ship Baron Semple, 4573 tons
(H. Hogarth and Sons), Rio de Janeiro to the U.K. was sunk by U-848. Fifteen of her crew were lost.

1035     SMITH, 2nd R.O. NICHOLAS DOUGLAS (20),     SS ALNMOOR
15th February 1941

In the Northwest Approaches, the cargo ship Alnmoor, 6573 tons (Runciman Shipping Co.), was sunk by U-123. Thirty-nine of her crew perished.

1036     SMYTH, 2nd R.O. JAMES HAMILTON (18),     MV BEHAR
18/19th March 1944

Southwest of the Cocos Islands, the cargo ship Behar, (Ham SS Co.) was sunk by the Japanese cruiser TONE. 65 of her crew and passengers were murdered on the cruiser.

1037    SMYTH, 1st R.O. SAMUEL SIDNEY JAMES (20), SS OCEAN VOYAGER
19th March 1943

In an air attack on Tripoli harbour, the cargo ship Ocean Voyager, 7174 tons (MOWT,  H. Hogarth and Sons, Managers) was set on fire and blew up on the 20th March. The explosion caused widespread damage to the harbour and some of the buildings close to the harbour. Seven of the crew died and twelve were seriously injured.

1038     SNOWDEN, 3rd R.O. BENJAMIN SMITH (20),     MV JEDMOOR
16th September 1941

In the Northwest Approaches the cargo ship Jedmoor (Runciman Shipping Co.) was sunk by U-98 with the loss of thirty-one of the crew. There were only five survivors.

1039     SOHAL, 2nd R.O. A.S. (age not given)         SS RADBURY
13th August 1944

In the southern Indian Ocean the cargo ship Radbury, 3614 tons (Hadley Transport Co.) on the East African coastal voyage was sunk by U-862. Sixteen members of the crew died.

1040     SOLMAN, 3rd R.O. DENNIS JAMES (18),         SS EMPIRE MERSEY
14th October 1942

Southeast of Cape Farewell the cargo ship Empire Mersey, 5791 tons (MOWT, Larririga SS Co. Managers), the U.S. to the U.K. was sunk by     U-618 with the loss of fourteen of the crew.

1041     SPENCE, 1st R.O. GEORGE HAROLD (17),     SS RYE
7th March 1941

Near Cromer E-boats attacked a coastal convoy sinking, amongst others, the cargo ship Rye, 1048 tons (London, Midland and Scottish Railway) with the loss of nineteen of her crew.

1042     SPENCER, 1st R.O. CLIVE F. (21),             SS THURSTON
4th March 1940

Off Trevose Head the steamer Thurston, 3072 tons (Murrell SS Co.), Takoradi to Workington with manganese ore was sunk by U-29 with the loss of thirty-four of her crew.

1043    SPENCER, 1st R.O. VICTOR CHARLES (44), SS ASHMUN J CLOUGH    26 August 1944

North of Cherbourg the cargo ship Ashmun J Clough, 1791 tons (MOWT, Stephenson Clarke, Managers) bound for Normandy was sunk by U-989. Eleven crew members died.

1044    SPENCER, 2nd R.O. WILLIAM (31),         SS BERWICKSHIRE
20th August 1944

East of Duran the cargo liner Berwickshire, 74.64 tons (Clan Line) the U.K. to Tamatave was sunk by U-861 with the loss of seven of her crew.

1045     SPRIGGE, 1st R.O. JOHN JAMES GREGORY (30), MV ROSEWOOD
9th March 1943

South of Iceland, the tanker Rosewood, 5989 tons (J. I. Jacobs and Co.), New York to the Clyde was sunk by U-409 with the loss of all hands, thirty-two people.

1046     SPRIGGS, 3rd R.O. JACK VERNON (18),     MV PACIFIC PRESIDENT
2nd December 1940

In U-boat attacks on convoys in the North Atlantic, the U-43 sank the cargo liner Pacific President, 7113 tons (Furness Withy and Co.), Leith to New York with the loss of fifty of her crew.

1047     SPRUNT, 1st R.O. GEORGE (25),             MV ARINIA
19th December 1940

Off Southend Pier, the tanker Arinia, 8034 tons (Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co.), Aruba to the Isle of Grain, was sunk by a mine. Fourteen of her crew lost their lives.

1048     SQUIER, 1st R.O. ROBERT HUGH (25),         MV NORSE KING
28th December 1942

The cargo-ship HORSE KING, 5701 tons (Norwegian Registration) was torpedoed and sunk by U-591 in convoy OHS 154. She was bound for Boston from Swansea. 38 of her crew were lost.

1049     STAFFORD, 2nd R.O. HAROLD WINSTON (31),     SS SHEAF MOUNT
24th August 1942

Southeast of Cape Farewell, the cargo ship Sheaf Mount, 5017 tons (W. A. Souter), South Wales to Canada was sunk by U-605 with the loss of thirty-one crew.

1050     STALLARD 1st R.O. DENIS JAMES (19),         SS WAZIRISTAN
2nd January 1942

Off the North Cape, the cargo ship Waziristan, 5135 tons (Common Bros.), the U.K. to North Russia was sunk by U-134. Lost with all hands, forty-seven persons.

1051     STANLEY, 2ND R.O. JAMES FREDERICK (17),     SS AVOCETA
25th September 1941

A north bound convoy near the Azores was attacked by U-boats. U-203 sank the cargo liner Avoceta, 3442 tons (Yeoward Bros.), Lisbon to Liverpool. Forty-seven crew and seventy-six passengers died.

1052     STARLING, 1st R.O. JOHN GIDNEY (30),     MV ABOSSO
29th October 1942

About 700 miles north of the Azores the passenger cargo liner Abosso, 11330 tons (Elder Dempster Lines), Cape Town to Liverpool was sunk by U-575. There were thirty-one survivors; two hundred and fifty-one passengers and crew died.

1053     STEEL, 1st R.O. HORACE FREDERICK (36) MV DARLINGTON COURT
2Oth May 1941

South of Cape Farewell U-boats attacked a homeward bound convoy; the Darlington Court, 4974 tons (Haldin and Phillips), the U.S to the U.K was sunk by U-556, with the loss of twenty-five crewmembers.

1054     STEPHEN, 2nd R.O. IAN CAMPBELL (21),     MV EMPIRE STANLEY
17th August 1943

Southeast of Madagascar, the cargo ship Empire Stanley, 6922 tons (MOWT), East Africa to the Middle East was sunk by the U-197. Twenty members of the crew were lost.

1055     STEPHENS, 1st R.O. ALFRED WILLIAM COOPER (28), MV INVERILEN
3rd February 1943

South of Iceland, the tanker Inverilen, 9456 tons (Inver Tankers), bound for the Mersey was sunk by U-456. Twenty-four of her crew died.

1056    STEPHENSON, 2nd R.O. JAMES ALEXANDER (20), SS ULLAPOOL
13th March 1941

In the River Mersey the cargo ship Ullapool, 4891 tons (Ropner Shipping Co.) was sunk by a mine off Princes Landing Stage with the loss of fifteen of her crew.

1057 STEPHENSON, 1st R.O. JOHNSON ATKINSON (no age given)
SS ENGLISHMAN    22nd January 1941

West of Tory Island, the tug Englishman, 487 tons (United Towing Co.) was sunk by German aircraft with the loss of all eighteen of the crew.

1058    STEPHENSON, 3rd R.O. WALKER (32),         SS CLAN FORBES
16th August 1940

There is no record of this ship being destroyed by enemy action. It is assumed the above officer died when the ship was bombed in Tilbury Docks on the 16th August 1940.

1059     STEVENS, 1st R.O. CECIL SYDNEY (31),     SS EMPIRE AIRMAN
21st September 1940

West of Ireland, the U-100 attacked a homeward-bound convoy sinking, amongst otherS, the cargo ship Empire Airman, 6586 tons (Ministry of Shipping), Wabana to Cardiff with iron ore. Thirty-six of her crew died.

1060    STEVENS, 1st R.O. JOHN CLIVE (18)         SS RAMSAY
9th June 1942

In the North Atlantic, U-94 attacked a convoy sinking the cargo ship Ramsay, 4855 tons (Bolton SS Co.), from U.K. to New York. Thirty-five members of her crew died.

1061    STEWART, 1st R.O. ALFRED (36), SS TREVARRACK    8th June 1941

The SS Trevarrack (Hain SS Co.) was lost on the 8th June 1941. It is therefore assumed that this officer died from an enemy attack on the ship on the above date.

1062    STEWART, 1ST R.O. JAMES TAYLOR (23),     SS NORDEFLINGE
30th May 1944

North of Algiers, the cargo ship Nordeflinge, 2873 tons (MOWT), the U.K. to Italy was sunk by German aircraft. Eleven members of the crew died.

1063    STEWART, 1st R.O. ROBERT (50),     MV CALIFORNIA STAR
4th March 1943

Northwest of the Azores, the passenger/cargo liner California Star, 8300 tons (Blue Stan Line), Australia and New Zealand to Liverpool was sunk by U-515 with the loss of fifty-one people.

1064     STIRLING, 1st R.O. PHILIP GRAHAM (19),     SS JESSIE MAERSK
7th October 1942

Off the Wash E-boats attacked a northbound convoy of cargo ships, sinking amongst others the Jessie Maersk, 1972 tons (MOWT) London to Blyth. Sixteen members of the crew were killed.

1065    STIRTON, 3rd R.O. JOHN STEVEN (19),         SS DARTFORD
12th June 1942

East of Newfoundland the cargo ship Dartford, 4093 tons (Watts, Watts and Co.), the U.K. to Nova Scotia was sunk by U-124. There were only fourteen survivors. Twenty-six of her crew died.

1066     STOCKS, 3rd R.O. HAROLD BOSWELL (36),     MV HENRY STANLEY
7th December 1942

West of Fayal, the passenger/cargo liner Henry Stanley, 5026 tons (Elder Dempster Lines), Liverpool to West Africa was sunk by U-103 with the loss of sixty-four people on board; there was only one survivor.

1067    STOKER, 3rd R.O. WILLIAM WALTER (19),     SS ASHWORTH
13th October 1942

Northeast of Newfoundland the U-221 attacked a homeward-bound convoy sinking the cargo ship Ashworth, 5227 tons (R.S. Dalgliesh) Trinidad to the U.K. with the loss of all forty-nine on board.

1068    STOKES, 3rd R.O. FREDERICK RAYMOND (18), SS FORT LONGUEUIL
20th September 1943

South of the Chagos Island the cargo ship Fort Longueuil, 7128 tons (MOWT, Lancashire Shipping Co. Managers), Barry to Australia with ammunition was torpedoed by U-532 with the loss of all hands with the exception of two survivors. They drifted on a raft and were washed up on the island of Sumatra on the 1st February 1944 and were captured by the Japanese. Forty-five members of the crew died.

1069     STONE, 1st R.O. RENDLE CHARLES JAMES (34), SS FLORIAN
20th January 1941

In the North Atlantic the cargo liner Florian, 3174 tons (Ellerman Lines) was sunk by U-94 with the loss of forty-one of her crew. She was from Hull to New York in ballast. There were no survivors.

1070    STOREY, 3rd R.O. GEORGE ALEXANDER (20), SS HARTLEBURY
7th July 1942

Ships scattered from the ill-fated Russian convoy PQ-17 on 5th July continued to be attacked. On the 7th July the U-355 sank the cargo ship Hartlebury, 5082 tons (J. and C. Harrison). Only seven survivors were picked up by the CAM ship Empire Tide (Royal Mail Line) out of a crew of forty-six.

1071     STRACHAN, 1st R.O. ROBERT EDWIN (40),     MV SIAMESE PRINCE
17th February 1941

Southeast of Iceland the cargo liner Siamese Prince, 8456 tons (Furness Withy), New York to Liverpool was sunk by U-69 with the loss of all sixty-seven people on board.

1072    STRACY, 1st R.O. ROBERT ARTHUR (43),     SS NAIR1JNG
18th August 1944

Off East Africa the steamer Nairung, 5414 tons was sunk by U-662 with the loss of sixteen of her crew.

1073    STURDY, 1st R.O. ERNEST (27),             SS DENPARK
12th May 1942

Northwest of the Cape Verde Islands, the cargo ship Denpark, 3491 tons (J. and S. Denholm), West Africa to Workington with iron ore was sunk by U-128 with the loss of sixteen of her crew.
1074    SULLIVAN, 2nd R.O. JOHN (43),             SS ALMEDA STAR
17th January 1941

About 250 miles west of the Outer Hebrides, the passenger liner Almeda Star, 14,935 tons (Blue Star Line), Liverpool to the River Plate was sunk by the U-96 with the loss of all one hundred and sixty-six crew and one hundred and ninety-four passengers.

1075    SUMMERS, 1st R.O. WILLIAM HENRY POYNTZ (22),    SS STANLEIGH
14th March 1941

In Livepool Bay the cargo ship Stanleigh, 1802 tons (J. A. Billmeir and Co), on Admiralty service from Plymouth to Barrow was sunk by German aircraft. Fifteen
of her crew perished.

1076     SUTCLIFFE, 3rd R.O. CHARLES (30),         SS ALMEDA STAR
17th January 1941

About 250 miles west of the Outer Hebrides, the passenger liner Almeda Star, 14,935 tons (Blue Star Line), Liverpool to the River Plate was sunk by the U-96 with the loss of all one hundred and sixty-six crew and one hundred and ninety-four passengers.

1077     SWAILES, 2nd R.O. CHARLES (22),         SS BRITISH VISCOUNT
3rd April 1941

Southwest of Iceland, U-boats attacked a homeward bound convoy; U-73 sank the tanker British Viscount, 6859 tons (British Tanker Co.), Curacao to Scapa Flow with the loss of twenty-eight of her crew.

1078     SWAIN, 2nd R.O. NORMAN EVERARD (21),     SS MAIDAN
5th November 1940

In the North Atlantic, the pocket battleship Admiral Scheer (German) came across a thirty-eight ship homeward-bound convoy sinking, amongst others, the cargo ship Maidan, 7908 tons  (T. and J. Brocklebank), Halifax to Liverpool with explosives which blew up with the loss of all ninety people on board.

1079    SWAN, 1st R.O. GEORGE DUNCAN (26),         SS SAGANAGA
5th September 1942

The U-513 sank the cargo ship Saganaga, 5454 tons (C. Salvessen and Co.) whilst at anchor at Wabana with the loss of twenty of her crew.

1080 SWIFT, 1st R.O. ROBERT ARTHUR WILLIAM (29),
SS LANGLEEGORSE    23rd January 1941

About 200 miles from the Irish coast Focke-Wulf aircraft sank the cargo ship Langleegorse, 4524 tons (Medomsley SS Co.) Durban to London with the loss of thirty-six crew.

1081    SWORD, 2nd R.O. THOMAS BELL (26),         SS POLZELLA
17th January 1940

Off Muckle Flugga the steamer Polzella, 4751 tons (J. Thomas and Co.) was sunk by a torpedo from a U-boat with the loss of all thirty-six crew. She was steaming between Narvik and Middlesborough, and from German records the submarine was thought to be the U-25.

1082    TAGG, 1st R.O. DENIS ALBERT (18),         SS STANBROOK
18th November 1939

In the North Sea the steamer Stanbrook, 1383 tons (J.A. Billmeir) was torpedoed by U-57 with the loss of twenty crewmembers.

1083    TAIT, 3Rrd R.O. HENRY EDWARD (21),         SS TREMODA
27th August 1941

West of Ireland, the U-557 attacked an outward bound convoy; sinking the cargo ship Tremoda, 4736 tons (Ham SS Co.,) bound for West Africa. Twenty-six crew members and six gunners lost their lives.

1084    TARNES, 3rd R.O. ERIC MORRIS (18),         SS JANETA
1st May 1944

West of St Helena, the cargo ship Janeta, 5312 tons (McLay and McIntyre), Algiers to the River Plate was sunk by U-181.

1085     TATE, 1st R.O. HAROLD SYDNEY (27),     MV ARTHUR F CORWIN
13th February 1941

South East of Iceland the U-96 sank the tanker Arthur F. Corwin, 10,516 tons (Oriental Tankers Ltd) Aruba to the U.K. with the loss of all forty-six people on board.

1086    TAYLOR, 3rd R.O. CLAUDE ARTHUR LLOYD (18), SS CORINALDO
29th October 1942

Near Madeira U-boats attacked a homeward bound convoy; the U-5O9 torpedoed the cargo liner Corinaldo, 7131 tons (Donaldson Line), River Plate to U.K. on the 29th. She received a second torpedo from U-659 at 0207 hours on the 30th and was finally finished off by U-203 two hours later. Seven of the crew were lost.

1087     TAYLOR, 2nd R.O. ERIC PETER (19),         SS SWIFTPOOL
5th August 1941

West of Ireland U-boats attacked a convoy bound from West Africa to the U.K. U-372 sank the cargo ship Swift pool, 5205 tons (Sir R. Ropner and Co.). Thirty-five of her crew were lost.

1088     TAYLOR, 1st R.O. GEORGE POLLITT (32),     MV CORBIS
18th April 1943

East of East London the tanker Corbis, 8132 tons (Anglo Saxon Pet. Co.), the Persian Gulf to the U.K. was sunk by U-180. There were only eight survivors. Ten of her European officers died.

1089     TAYLOR, 1ST R.O. GEORGE WILLIAM (31),     SS NEW YORK
25th September 1942

A convoy of eight ex-U.S. riverboats and coastal steamers all chartered by the MOWT and bound from New York to the U.K. was attacked by U-boats. The Boston, 4989 tons was sunk by U-216 with the loss of sixty-two of the crew and the New York, 4989 tons was sunk by the U-96 with the loss of sixty crew. There were four survivors from the two ships.

1090     TAYLOR, 1st R.O. JOHN (40),             SS RAMILLES
8th May 1941

East of Newfoundland the cargo ship Ramilles, 4553 tons (J. Cory and Son), the U.K. to Baltimore was sunk by U-97 with the loss of twenty-six of her crew.

1091 TAYLOR, 1st R.O. NORMAN STANLEY (age not given),
MV LA ESTANCIA    12th February 1941

The MV La Estancia, 5185 tons (Buries Markes) was torpedoed on 19th October 1940 by U-47. She was homeward bound from Mackay to the Tees, in convoy in the Northwest Approaches. Given the date of the above officer’s death, he must have died of injuries received on 19th October 1940. Twenty other members of the crew were lost.

1092     TAYLOR, 1st R.O. WILFRED (47),             SS HATASU
2nd October 1941

About 600 miles east of Cape Race, the cargo liner Hatasu, 3198 tons (Moss Hutchinson Line), the U. K. to New York was sunk by U-431. Thirty-three of her crew were lost.

1093     TAYLOR-GRANT, 2nd R.O. WILLIAM ALEX (24), MV LASSELL
13th May 1941

Southwest of the Cape Verde Islands the cargo liner Lassell, 7147 tons (Lamport and Holt Line) Liverpool to South America was sunk by U-107, with the loss of seventeen of her crew. Twelve of these died on the SS Benvrackie, who had rescued them, and was then torpedoed herself. The Lassell was torpedoed on the 30th April and the Benvrackie on the 13th May.

1094     TEBBIT, 3rd R.O. HAROLD PAUL LISTER (18),     MV ABOSSO
29th October 1942

About 700 miles north of the Azores the passenger cargo liner Abosso, 11330 tons (Elder Dempster Lines), Cape Town to Liverpool was sunk by U-575. There were thirty-one survivors; two hundred and fifty-one passengers and crew died.

1095     THEW, 2nd R.O. BASIL PAUL (18),         SS HARPALYCE
25th August 1940

West of the Hebrides U-124 sank the steamer Harpalyce, 5169 tons (J. and C. Harrison), Baltimore to Hull with steel. Thirty-five of her crew were lost.

1096     THOMAS, 3rd R.O. IDRIS (17),             SS STORNEST
14th October 1942

West of Ireland the cargo ship Stornest, 4265 tons (J. Morrison and Son), the U.K. to Boston was sunk by U-706 with the loss of all forty-eight people on board.

1097    THOMAS, 1st R.O. JOHN (32),             SS BRITISH EMPEROR    7th May 1941

Southeast of Socotra the tanker British Emperor, 3663 tons (British Tankers) bound for Abadan was sunk by the commerce raider Pinguin (German) but she managed to get off a radio signal before going down. There were forty-five survivors, most of whom died when the cruiser HMS Cornwall sank the raider the following day, the 8th May. The Cornwall had received the British Emperor’s radio message and homed in on the Pinguin. Eight of her crew died on the 7th May.

1098     THOMAS, 2nd R.O. JOHN HOWELL NELSON (21), SS BRISTOL CITY
5th May 1943

South of Cape Farewell, U-boats attacked a U.K. to Canada/U.S. convoy; the U-358 sank the cargo liner Bristol City, 2864 tons (Bristol City Line), with the loss of fifteen of her crew.

1099     THOMAS, 3Rrd R.O. WILLIAM GEOFFREY THOMAS (19), SS TUNISIA
4th August 1941

West of Ireland the cargo ship Tunisia, 4337 tons (ex-Tunistan, F.C. Strick and Co. Managers), Pepel to Workington was sunk by German aircraft. Thirty-one members of the crew died.

1100    THOMPSON, 1st R.O. FRANCIS HENRY (21),     SS MARGIT
7th February 1944

Southwest of the Faroes the cargo ship Margit, 1735 tons (MOWT), Murmansk to the U.K. (on Admiralty service), was sunk by U-985. Twenty-four of her crew died.

1101    THOMPSON, 1st R.O. HENRY (44),         SS REDANG
14th February 1942

The cargo ship Redang, 531 tons (Thai Navigation Co.) was lost whilst escaping from Singapore during the last hours before the Japanese occupation. Her final hours are not known. Loaded with refugees it is thought she fell victim to Japanese aircraft that accounted for four other ships at about the same time. The above officer was the only European to be killed.

1102    THOMPSON, 3rd R.O. MAURICE (20),         SS SHAKESPEARE
5th January 1941

Near Cape Verde Islands, the cargo ship Shakespeare, 5029 tons (South American Saint Line), Barry to Suez and Alexandria with coal and military stores, was attacked by the Italian submarine Capellini on the surface. The British ship put up a fierce resistance with her 4-inch gun, holding off the submarine for over two hours. She however was overcome by superior firepower. Eighteen of her crew were killed including 2 DEMS gunners.

1103    THOMPSON, 1st R.O. RICHARD (24),         MV OIL PIONEER
8th June 1940

A German force intercepted British shipping in Norwegian waters. The armed trawler Juniper and the ship she was escorting, the tanker Oil Pioneer, 5666 tons (A. A. Rapp) were sunk by the cruiser Admiral Hipper and the destroyer Hans Lody. Twenty-three of the Oil Pioneer’s crew were killed.

1104    THOMPSON, 2nd R.O. THOMAS HUMPHREY (20), SS ORFOR
14th December 1942

East of the West Indies the cargo ship Orfor, 6578 tons (H. M. Thomson), India to the Caribbean was sunk by U-l05, with the loss of fifteen crewmembers.

1105     THOMPSON, 2nd R.O. ARTHUR RAMSEY (18), SS KYLEGLEN
15th December 1940

In the North Atlantic the U-100 attacked an outward-bound convoy sinking the cargo ship Kyleglen, 3670 tons (Monroe Brothers), Middlesborough to Baltimore with the loss of thirty-six of her crew.

1106     THOMSON, 3rd R.O. CHARLES, (17),          SS EMPIRE HERITAGE
8th Sept. 1944

Off the Outer Hebrides, U-482 sank the tanker Empire Heritage, 15702 tons (MOWT), New York to the U.K. Ninety-six people died in the explosion.

1107    THOMSON, 3rd R.O. EDWARD (29),         MV CARDITA
1st January 1942

In the Northwest Approaches the tanker Cardita, 8237 tons (Anglo Saxon Petroleum Co.) Curacao to the Thames was sunk by U-87 with the loss of five of her crew.

1108     THOMSON, 3rd R.O. JAMES DAVIDSON (30),     MV CLEA
13th February 1941

Southeast of Iceland, the U-96 sank the tanker Clea, 8074 tons (on Admiralty service), Aruba to the U.K. The ship was on charter from the Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co. and lost with all hands, fifty-nine persons.

1109     THOMSON, 2ND R.O. JOHN BROWN (24),     SS OCEAN CRUSADER
26th November 1942

West of Newfoundland the cargo ship Ocean Crusader, 7178 tons (MOWT), the U.S. to the U.K. was sunk by U-262. Forty-five of her crew perished.

1110    THOMSON, 1st R.O. NORMAN MacLEOD (34),     SS ANTIGONE
11th May 1943

Northwest of the Azores the cargo ship Antigone, 4545 tons (New Egypt and Levant Shipping Co.), Canada to the U.K. was sunk by U-402 with the loss of three crewmembers.

1111    THOMSON, 3rd R.O. ROBERT LAURIE (31),     SS HARLESDEN
22nd February 1941

The battle cruisers Gneisenau and Scharnhorst attacked ships that had Just dispersed from an outward bound convoy west of Newfoundland, sinking, amongst others, the cargo ship Harlesden, 5483 tons (J. and C. Harrison Ltd), Hull to New York, with the loss of seven crew.

1112    THOMSON, 1st R.O. WILLIAM STARK (23),     MV DORYSSA
25th April 1943

Off South Africa the tanker Doryssa, 8078 tons (Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co.) bound for the Persian Gulf, was sunk by the Italian submarine Da Vinci and twelve of her crew were killed.

1113     THORNE, 1st R.O. HAROLD ALFRED (26),     SS HOIHOW
2nd July1943

Near Mauritius the cargo ship Hoihow, 2798 tons was sunk by U-181. Nine of her crew were lost.

1114     THORNTON, 2nd R.O. JAMES (31),         SS WESTPOOL
3rd April1941

Southwest of Iceland U-boats attacked a homeward bound convoy; U- 48 sank the cargo ship Westpool, 5724 tons (Sir R. Ropner and Co.) with the loss of thirty-five of her forty-three crew.

1115     THOW, 1st R.O. ALEXANDER MORRISON (27), MV FISHPOOL
26th July 1943

The cargo ship Fishpool, 4950 tons (Sir R. Ropner and Sons), was sunk in an air attack on Syracuse. Twenty-eight of her crew died.

1116     THREDDER, 1st R.O. ERNEST BERRY (32),     SS OCEAN VENTURE
8th February 1942

Near Cape Hatteras the cargo ship Ocean Venture, 7174 tons (MOWT), Vancouver to the U.K. was sunk by U-1O8. Twenty-eight of the crew perished.

1117    THROWER, 1st R.O. DENNIS ROY (24),         SS LINDEHALL
7th November 1942

After leaving Trinidad the cargo ship Lindenhall, 5248 tons (West Hartlepool S.N. Co.), Rio de Janeiro to the U.K. was sunk by U-508 with the loss of  thirty-eight of her crew.

1118     TILL, 1st R.O. WILLIAM CHARLES (41),         SS SOMME
18th February 1942

Southeast of Halifax the cargo liner Somme, 5265 tons (Royal Mail Lines) London to the Caribbean was sunk by U-108, Forty-eight member of the crew lost their lives.

1119     TILLOTSON, 3RD R.O. NORMAN SAYNOR (17), SS OCEAN COURAGE
15th January 1943

South of the Cape Verde Islands the cargo ship Ocean Courage, 7173 tons (MOWT), Pepel to the U.K. was sunk by U-182 with the loss of all forty-two crew.

1120     TODD, 2nd R.O. PETER CROYDON (21),     MV BRITISH DOMINION
10th January 1943

Off the Canary Islands, the tanker British Dominion, 6983 tons (British Tanker Co.), Curacao to Gibraltar was torpedoed by U-522 and was sunk next day by U-620; thirty-eight of the crew died.

1121     TODD, 3rd R.O. STANLEY WILLIAM (21),     MV NOTTINGHAM
7th November 1941

In the North Atlantic the cargo liner Nottingham, 8532 tons (Federal S. N. Co.), U.K. to Australia was sunk by U-74. She was on her maiden voyage and there were no survivors. Sixty-one officers and crew perished.

1122    TODD, 1st R.O. THOMAS (47),             MV DUMANA
24th December 1943

Off Takoradi the passenger/cargo liner Dumana, 8427 tons (British India Steam Navigation Co.), Port Etienne to Takoradi was sunk by U-515. She had been acting as an RAF accommodation ship. Thirteen of the European crew were lost.

1123    TOLAN, 3rd R.O. JAMES (28),             MV ZEALANDIC
17th January 1941

About 200 miles northwest of Ireland U-106 sank the cargo liner Zealandic, 10578 tons (Shaw Savill and Albion Co.), Liverpool to Australia with the loss of all seventy-three on board.

1124    TOMKINSON, 2nd R.O. ROGER NOEL (22),     SS LLANASHE
17th February 1943

Southeast of East London, the cargo ship Llariashe, 4836 tons (E. T. Radcliffe and Co.), Persian Gulf to South Africa was sunk by U-182. Twenty-three of her crew were lost.

1125     TOMLINSON, 3rd R.O. ANTHONY RICHARD (19), MV GLENMOOR
27th November 1940

Off Northwest Ireland the cargo ship Glenmoor, 4393 tons (Runciman Shipping Co.), Cardiff to Alexandria with coal was sunk by the U-103. Twenty-nine crew members lost their lives.

1126    TRACEY, 1st R.O. JOSEPH (26),             SS DIRECTOR
15th July 1944

Off East Africa the cargo liner Director, 5107 tons (T. and J. Harrison), the U.K. to East Africa was sunk by U-198. The above officer was the only European to lose his life.

1127 TRAVERS, 1st R.O. EDWARD LAWRENCE (21),
SS BRITISH MONARCH    19th June 1940

In the Southwest Approaches the U-48 sank the cargo ship British Monarch, 5661 tons (Monarch Steamship Co.), Bougie to Glasgow with iron ore, with the loss of forty of her crew.

1128     TUCKER, 3rd R.O. REGINALD CHARLES (18), SS EMPIRE TOWER
5th March 1943

Off Cape Finisterre, the U-13O attacked a Gibraltar to U.K. convoy sinking the cargo ship Empire Tower, 4378 tons (MOWT) from Huelva; with the loss of thirty-six crew.

1129     TULLY, 1st R.O. JOHN FREDERICK EDWARD (43), SS PORTSEA
24th July 1944

On passage to Ancona the cargo ship Portsea, 1583 tons (Win Brown, Atkinson and Co.), was sunk, possibly mined. Twenty of the crew were lost.

1130     TURNER, 2nd R.O. EDWARD BLAKEMAN (22), SS CALABRIA
8th December 1940

Off the southwest of Ireland, the cargo ship Calabria, 9515 tons (MOWT), Calcutta to the Clyde was sunk by U-103. Twenty-two of her crew died.

1131    This entry transferred to Part 3.

1132     TURNER, 1st R.O. JOHN SNOWDEN (24),     SS EMPIRE SKY
6th November 1942

Off North Russia, the cargo ship Empire Sky, 7455 tons (MOWT, Claymore Shipping Co.), the U.K. to Archangel was sunk by U-625 with the loss of all forty-one crew.

1133     TURNER, 2nd R.O. STANLEY HENRY REGINALD (25), MV EULIMA
23rd February 1943

Northwest of the Azores the tanker Eulima, 6207 tons (Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co.), the U.K. to New York was sunk by U-186. She was a straggler, in heavy weather, from convoy ON166. Twelve of her crew were killed.

1134 TURNILL, 1st R.O. WILLOUGHBY ROBERT (44),
MV EMPI RE STATESMAN     5th December 1940

In the North Atlantic the cargo ship Empire Statesman, 5306 tons (MOWT), sank with the loss of thirty-one of her crew.

1135    TWIGG, 2nd R.O. PHILIP GORDON (31),         SS BENLOMOND
24th November 1942

See Reference No. 783 for details.

1136     TYSOE, 2nf R.O. NORMAN HAROLD (21),     MV INVERLEE
19th October 1941

West of Gibraltar, U-204 sank the tanker Inverlee, 9158 tons (Inver Tankers), Trinidad to Gibraltar on Admiralty orders with fuel oil. Twenty-one out of her forty-three crew died.

1137    UNSWORTH, 2nd R.O. ANDREW (30),         SS GOGRA
2nd April 1943

Off Portugal, the U-124 sank the cargo liner Gogra, 5190 tons (British India S.N. Co.), U.K, to India, with the loss of ten of her crew.

1138     URE, 2nd R.O. JOHN GEORGE (28),     MV MUNCASTER CASTLE
30th March 1942

Southwest of Cape Palmas the passenger/cargo ship Muncaster Castle, 5853 tons (Lancashire Shipping Co.), Glasgow to India was sunk by U-68, with the loss of two crewmembers.

1139    USHERS, 2nd R.O. JOHN R. (20),         MV BRITISH SECURITY
20th May 1941

South of Cape Farewell, U-boats attacked a homeward-bound convoy; the tanker British Security, 8470 tons (British Tanker Co.), Curacao to the Clyde was sunk by U-556 with the loss of fifty-three of her crew.

1140    VALE, 1ST R.O. ALFRED THOMAS (61),     MV QUEEN MAUD
5th May 1941

Near Freetown the cargo ship Queen Maud, 4976 tons (T. Dunlop and Sons), Cardiff to Alexandria with military stores was sunk by U-38. The above officer was the only European to lose his life,

1141    VARUGHESE, 1st R.O. MATTHEW (no age given) SS LEANA
7th July 1943

Near Lourenco Marques the cargo ship Leana, 4742 tons (Williamson and Co.) bound for the port from Mombasa was sunk by U-198.

1142 VAUGHAN, 1st R.O. KENNETH RAYMOND (29),
SS GLOUCESTER CASTLE    15th July 1942

About 600 miles northeast of St Helena the passenger/cargo ship Gloucester Castle, 8006 tons (Union Castle Line), the U.K. to South Africa was sunk by the commerce raider Michel (German) with the loss of ninety-one crew and passengers; there were sixty-one survivors.

1143    VICKERS, 2nd R.O. JAMES FREDERICK (47),     SS PIKEPOOL
22nd November 1940

Of the Smalls Light the cargo ship Pikepool, 3683 tons (Sir R. Ropner and Co.), Glasgow to Barry was sunk by a mine with the loss of sixteen on board.

1144    VICKERS, 1st R.O. PAUL LESTER (29),         SS KIRNWOOD
10th December 1941

In the Northwest Approaches U-130 sank the cargo ship Kirnwood, 3829 tons (Constantine S.S. Co.), New York to the U.K. Fifteen of the crew died.

1145    VILLA, 1st R.O. CARLO (22),             SS MILOS
11th March 1943

The cargo-ship KILOS 3058 tons (Swedish Register) left New York on 23 February 1943 bound for the U.K. but was never seen again and reported missing on 17th March 1943. She was probably sunk by U-530 on 9 March 1943.

1146    VINCE, 2nd R.O. WALTER REDVERS (42),     MV ABOSSO
29th October 1942

About 700 miles north of the Azores the passenger cargo liner Abosso, 11330 tons (Elder Dempster Lines), Cape Town to Liverpool was sunk by U-575. There were thirty-one survivors; two hundred and fifty-one passengers and crew died.

1147 VINE, 2nd R.O. KENNETH WILLIAM HERBERT (19),
SS LULWORTH HILL    19th March 1943

West of Lobito the cargo ship Lulworth Hill, 7628 tons (Counties Ship Management Co.), Mauritius to the U.K. was sunk by the submarine Da Vinci (Italian), Forty-seven of her forty-nine crew perished.

1148    VOGEL, 2nd R.O. JOSEPH (32),             SS CASAMANCE
17th February 1941

There is no record of the above ship having been destroyed or badly damaged. She was registered at Cardiff and the names of eight of her crew appear on the Tower Hill Memorial.

1149    VONSLOW, 1st R.O. ERNEST (51),         SS AYMERIC
16th May 1943

Off Cape Farewell the cargo ship Aymeric, 5196 tons (A. Weir and Co.), the U.K. to New York was sunk by a U-657. Eight of her crew were lost.

1150     VYSE, 2nd R.O. JESSE (18).             SS SEVERN LEIGH
23rd August 1940

South of Iceland, the U-37 torpedoed the steamer Severn Leigh, 5242 tons (Mark Whitwell Shipping), Hull to St. John N.B. Twenty-nine of the crew died.

1151 WADDELL, 2nd R.O. IAN ROBERT HENDREY (20),
MV NARRAGANSET    25th March 1942

Northwest of Bermuda the tanker Narragansett, 10389 tons (British- Mexican Pet. Co.), Port Arthur to the U.K. was sunk by U-1O5 with the loss of all forty-nine people on board.

1152     WAKELY, 2nd R.O. ALEX DINHAM (21),     SS EMPIRE CITIZEN
2nd February 1941

South of Iceland the U-107 sank the cargo ship Empire Citizen, 4683 tons (MOWT), Liverpool to Rangoon with the loss of seventy-eight lives.

1153     WALKER, 2nd R.O. ALBERT JOSEPH (27),     SS KANBE
8th May 1943

Off Liberia, the cargo ship Kanbe, 6244 tons, the Middle East to the U.K. was sunk by the U-123, with the loss of thirteen of the crew.

1154 WALKER, 1ST R.O. ARCHIBALD HALLIDAY SMITH (42),
SS STOCKPORT    25th February 1943

East of Cape Race the cargo ship Stockport, 1683 tons (London & North Eastern Railway), the U.K. to Canada was sunk by the U-604; she had been acting as rescue ship. All hands were lost, fifty-one crew, nine gunners, four naval ratings and ninety-one survivors she had on board from other ships lost in the convoy (ONS 166).

1155    WALKER, 1ST R.O. JAMES ALEXANDER (43), SS SLAVOL
26th March 1942

Off Sollum, U-652 sank the destroyer Jaguar and the oiler Slavol, Alexandria to Tobruk with fuel oil. Five of her crew died.

1156     WALKER, 1st R.O. THOMAS ARNOLD (39),     SS HORN SHELL
26th July 1941

West of Madeira the tanker Horn Shell, 8272 tons (Anglo-Saxon Petrol Co.) bound for Curacao was sunk by the Italian submarine Barbarigo. Five members of the crew died.

1157    WALL, 1st R.O. RICHARD (43),             SS EMPIRE BUFFALO    6th May 1942

West of the Cayman Islands the cargo ship Empire Buffalo, 6404 tons (MOWT, Lyle Shipping Co. Managers) bound for New Orleans was sunk by U-125 with the loss of thirteen on board.

1158    WARD, 1st R.O. ARTHUR CHARLES (43),     SS MURIA
8th November 1940

The naval tug Muria was sunk by a mine off North Foreland. Eight crewmembers were lost.

1159    WARD, 3rd R.O. GEORGE WILLIAM (19),     SS SAN FLORENTINO
2nd October1941

In mid-Atlantic, the tanker San Florentino, 12843 tons (Eagle Oil and Shipping Co. Ltd.), bound for Curacao on Admiralty service was sunk by the U-94. Twenty-two of her crew were lost after a two-hour fight with U-94, on whom she inflicted some damage before sinking.

1160     WARNER, 2nd R.O. LOUIS MERRICK (21),     SS TEMPLE MEAD
21st January 1941

About 300 miles west of Ireland the cargo ship Temple Mead, 4427 tons (Lambert Bros), was sunk by Focke-Wulf Condor aircraft with the loss of fourteen of the crew. She was on passage from Rosario to the U.K. with grain.

1161     WATSON, 1st R.O. CHARLES (28),         SS EMPIRE COMET
19th February 1942

In the Northwest Approaches the cargo ship Empire Comet, 6914. tons (MOWT, Dodd Thompson and Co. Managers) was sunk by U-136. Thirty-seven of the crew perished.

1162     WATSON, 1st R.O. DENNIS (32),             SS GLENLEA
7th November 1942

In mid-Atlantic U-boats attacked an outward bound convoy; U-566 sank the cargo ship Glenlea, 4252 tons (J. Morrison and Son), the U.K. to the Middle East with the loss of thirty-nine crew.

1163     WATSON, 1st R.O. ERIC (29),             SS EMPIRE DABCHICK
3rd December 1942

South of Sable Island, the cargo ship Empire Dabchick, 6089 tons (MOWT,
J. Morrison & Son, Managers), Liverpool to St Johns N.B., was sunk by U-183 with the loss of all forty-seven people on board.

1164    WATSON, 3rd R.O. FRANCIS ALEXANDER (26), SS CITY OF VENICE
4th July 1943

Ten miles north of Cape Tenez (Algeria) U-375 attacked assault convoy KMS18B sinking, amongst others, the passenger/cargo liner City of Venice, 8762 tons (Ellerman Lines). She was carrying 302 military personnel and 180 crew, who abandoned ship in orderly fashion without casualties. However in failing light the frigate Teviot, coming to the rescue, upset No. 8 boat and the 22 occupants, including Captain Wyper, were never seen again. The 460 survivors were picked up by the corvettes Honeysuckle and Rhododendron and the naval tug Restive.

1165     WATSON, 1st R.O. GEORGE WILFRED (36),     MV SAN ARCADIO
31st January 1942

Off Cape Sable the tanker San Arcadio, 7419 tons (Eagle Oil & Shipping Co.), Houston to the U.K. was sunk by U-107. Forty-two of the crew were killed.

1166     WATSON, 3RD R.O. GEORGE WILLIAM (20),     SS MUNERIC
10th September 1941

South of Cape Farewell, U-boats attacked a homeward-bound convoy; U-432 sank the cargo ship Muneric, 5229 tons (Bright Navigation Co.), Rio de Janeiro to Middlesbrough with iron ore and sixty-three of her crew died.

1167     WATSON, 3RD R.O. JACK (18),             SS WHITE CREST
24th February 1942

East of Newfoundland U-boats attacked an outward-bound convoy.     The
U-558 sank the cargo ship White Crest, 4365 tons (Hall Brothers), bound for North America. Forty-one of her crew were lost.

1168 WATSON, 1ST R.0. JOSEPH VICTOR (42),
MV WILLIAM WILBERFORCE    9th January 1943

Southeast of the Canary Islands the cargo liner William Wilberforce, 5004 tons (Elder Dempster Lines), West Africa to Liverpool was sunk by U-511, with the loss of three European crew.

1169     WATSON, 3RD R.O. SAMUEL (17),         MV PANAMA
11th April 1945

In mid Atlantic, the M.V.Panama, 6650 tons, Cardiff to Philadelphia, in heavy weather her engines broke down, the ballast shifted and she capsized and sank. Forty-five of her crew were lost, five survived.

1170    WATT, 1ST R.O. GEORGE (19),             SS POLYKTOR
6th February 1943

The cargo ship POLYKTQR 4077 tons (Greek Registration) was torpedoed and sunk by U-266 in the North Atlantic. The Master and one crewman were taken prisoner. The casualties are not known.

1171     WATT, 2nd R.O. RICHARD (17),             SS HATASU
2nd October 1941

About 600 miles east of Cape Race, the cargo liner Hatasu, 3198 tons (Moss Hutchinson Line), the U. K. to New York was sunk by U-431. Thirty-three of her crew were lost.

1172     WATTS, 2ne R.O. THOMAS JOHN ELLIOTT (19), SS MATINA
24th October 1940

In the Northwest Approaches the refrigerated cargo ship Matina, 5389 tons (Elders and Fyffes) was sunk by a U-boat, possibly U-31. Sixty-eight of her crew died.

1173    WEBB, 1st R.O. CHARLES BRYDGES NANFAN (48), SS KAVAK
2nd December 1940

Eleven merchant ships and an armed merchant cruiser were sunk by attacks on convoys by U-boats, the Kayak, 2782 tons (Moss Hutchinson Line), Demerara to Newport was sunk by U-1O1. Twenty-five of her crew were lost in mountainous seas.

1174     WEBSTER, 2nd R.O. JAMES HENRY (17), MV BRITISH MOTORIST
19th February 1942

Japanese carrier and shore-based aircraft attacked Darwin, Australia. Among the ships sunk was the tanker British Motorist, 6891 tons (British Tanker Co.) Two of her crew were lost.

1175     WEIGHTMAN, 2nd R.O. JOHN BINKS (25),     SS EMPIRE WAVE
2nd October 1941

East of Cape Farewell, the cargo ship Empire Wave, 7643 tons (MOWT, Barr, Crombie and Co. Managers), the U.K. to Halifax was sunk by U-562. Thirty-two of her crew were lost and ten of the survivors had major amputations from frostbite.

1176    WELLBURN, 3rd R.O. WILLIAM (20),         SS MARSLEW
23rd February 1941

Between the west coast of Ireland and the south of Iceland U-boats attacked ships that had dispersed from an outward bound convoy; U-95 sank the cargo ship Marslew, 4542 tons (Kaye Son & Co.) bound for the River Plate with the loss of thirteen crew.

1177     WERE, 3rd R.O. HILMER JOHN (21),         SS SHREWSBURY
12th February 1941

Near the Azores the heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper, (German) encountered a Freetown to U.K. convoy and sank, amongst others, the cargo ship Shrewsbury, 4542 tons (Capper, Alexander and Co.), Rosario to the U.K. with the loss of twenty of her crew.

1178     WEST, 2nd R.O. MICHAEL JOHN WILLOUGHBY (23), SS CREEKIRK
19th October 1940

In the Northwest Approaches U-boats attacked a homeward bound convoy. The U-101 sank the cargo ship Creekirk, 3917 tons (Muir Young and Co.), Wabana to Workington with iron ore, with the loss of all thirty-nine crew.

1179    WHALE, 3rd R.O. RONALD GORDON (21),     SS ARAKAKA
23rd June 1941

East of Newfoundland, the steamer Arakaka, 2379 tons (Booker Line) was sunk by U-77. She was serving as a weather ship with the Admiralty. She was lost with all hands, forty-six men including Admiralty weather personnel.

1180    WHEDDON, 3rd R.O. ARTHUR (29),     MV LOCHKATRINE
3rd August 1942

East of Cape Race the passenger/cargo liner Lochkatrine 9419 tons (Royal Mail Lines), Liverpool to New York was sunk by U-553 with the loss of nine of her crew.

1181 WHEELER, 1st R.O. CYRIL CHARLES EYRE (39),
MV BRITSH LIBERTY    6th January 1940

Off the Dyck Light Vessel the tanker British Liberty, 8485 tons (British Tanker Co.) was sunk by a mine. Twenty-one of her crew died.

1182     WHEWELL, 1st R.O. WILLIAM WALSH (29),     MV EMPIRE STEEL
24th March 1942

North of Bermuda the tanker Empire Steel, 8318 tons (MOWT, A Weir and Co. Managers) New Orleans to the U.K. was sunk by U-123. Thirty-five members of the crew lost their lives.

1183    WHITAKER, 1st R.O. GEORGE SYDNEY (25),     SS LLANASHE
17th February 1943

Southeast of East London, the cargo ship Llariashe, 4836 tons (E. T. Radcliffe and Co.), Persian Gulf to South Africa was sunk by U-182. Twenty-three of her crew were lost.

1184    WHITE, 2nd R.O. ARTHUR (21),             SS ANTONIO
28th March 1945

Five miles off St Anne’s Head the Antonio, 5225 tons (Maritime Shipping and Trading Co.) capsized and sank following a collision with the Fort Moose three days earlier. Five of her crew were lost.

1185    WHITE, 2nd R.O. JAMES (36),             MV DORYSSA
25th April 1943

Off South Africa the tanker Doryssa, 8078 tons (Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co.) bound for the Persian Gulf, was sunk by the Italian submarine Da Vinci and twelve of her crew were killed.

1186    WHITE, 1Sst R.O. JAMES A.LEXDANDER (24),     SS OTINA
20th December 1942

In the mid Atlantic, the tanker Otina, 6217 tons (Anglo Saxon Petroleum Co.), the U.K. to New York for orders was sunk by U-621 with the loss of fifteen of her crew.

1187    WHITE, 2nd R.O. THOMAS ALFRED (30),     SS PETERTON
17th September 1942

Northwest of the Cape Verde Islands the cargo ship Peterton, 5221 tons (R. Chapman and Son), the U. K. to Buenos Aires was sunk by U-1O9. Seven of her crew were killed.

1188    WHITELEY, 3rd R.O. JOHN TERRANCE (19),     SS REGISTAN
28th September 1942

East of Barbados the cargo liner Registan, 5886 tons (F. C. Strick and Co.), the Persian Gulf to the U.S. was sunk by U-332. Eleven crewmembers lost their lives.

1189     WHITESIDE, 1st R.O. GERALD M (49),     MV MELBOURNE STAR
2nd April 1943

Southeast of Bermuda, the passenger/cargo liner Melbourne Star, 12806 tons (Blue Star Line), the U.K. to Australia was sunk by U-129 with the loss of one hundred and thirteen people and crew; there were four survivors.

1190     WHITFIELD, 3rd R.O. RICHARD GEORGE (20),    MV EMPIRE STANLEY
17th August 1943

Southeast of Madagascar, the cargo ship Empire Stanley, 6922 tons (MOWT), East Africa to the Middle East was sunk by the U-197. Twenty members of the crew were lost.

1191 WHITTAKER, 2nd R.O. JOHN DRACUP (19),     MV SUTLEJ
26th February 1944

West of Diego Garcia the cargo ship Sutlej, 5189 tons (J. Nourse Ltd), Red Sea to Australia was sunk by the submarine I-37 (Japanese) with the loss of seven crew.

1192 WHYTE, 1st R.O. WILLIAM MacARTHUR CATHRO (22),
SS SCOTTISH TRADER    6th December 1941

South of Iceland, the cargo ship Scottish Trader, 4016 tons (Trader Nay. Co.), was sunk by U-131. Thirty-seven of her crew died.

1193     WILDT, 1st R.O. JOHANNES WILHELM (33),     SS LARS KRUSE
2nd December 1943

German JU-88 bombers attacked Ban Harbour. Over 18 ships were lost, amongst which was the cargo ship Lars Kruse, 1807 tons (MOWT). See Reference No. 1372 for further details.

1194     WILKINSON, 1st R.O. EWART FRANCIS (31),     MV JAMAICA
7th March 1943

A Norwegian registered ship. Torpedoed and sunk by U-221 in the North Atlantic with the loss of nineteen crew and two passengers.

1195    WILKINSON, 1st R.O. HUBERT (41),         SS MEDJERDA
17th March 1941

The cargo ship Medjerda, 4380 tons (F. C. Strick and Co.), was sunk by U-105 north of Cape Verde Islands.

1196     WILL, 1st R.O. GEORGE (39),             SS EUPHORBIA
14th December 1940

In the North Atlantic U-100 attacked an outward bound convoy sinking, amongst others, the cargo ship Euphorbia, 3380 tons (Joseph Robinson and Sons) Swansea to Lynn, Mass. with the loss of thirty-three crew.

1197     WILLETT, 1st R.O. FREDERICK WEEDEN (54),     SS ROSE SCHIAFFINO
3rd November 1941

Off Newfoundland the cargo ship Rose Schiaffino, 3349 tons (MOWT, M. Whitwell and Son, Managers), Wabana to Cardiff with iron ore was sunk by U-569 with the loss of all forty-one crew.

1198     WILLIAMS, 3rd R.O. BASIL (18),             MV ANADARA
24th February 1942

See Reference No. 584 for details.

1199     WILLIAMS, 1st R.O. EDWARD JOHN (37),     SS CHINESE PRINCE
12th June 1941

In the Northwest Approaches the cargo line Chinese Prince, 8593 tons (Furness Withy), Middle East to the U.K. was sunk by U-552. Thirteen crew members died.

1200     WILLIAMS, 1st R.O. GEORGE (21),         MV CHILEAN REEFER
16th March 1941

The German battle cruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau contined to attack shipping east of Newfoundland. The Gneisenau sank, amongst others, the cargo ship Chilean Reefer, 1739 tons (MCWT, A. Holt and Co., Managers) from U.K. for St. John, N.B. She lost twelve officers and men after a running fight.

1201     WILLIAMS, 2nd R.O. GEORGE SELBY (22),     SS SAMSIP
7th December 1944

In the River Scheldt the cargo ship Samsip 7219 tons, (MOWT, New Zealand Shipping Co. Managers) bound for the Thames was damaged by a mine and had to be sunk by the R.N. Six of her crew were lost.

1202     WILLIAMS, 1st R.O. HAROLD GEORGE (39),     SS NEWBURY
15th September 1941

In an attack on a North Atlantic convoy U-94 sank the cargo ship Newbury, 5102 tons (Capper Alexander and Co.), She was from Cardiff for Buenos Aires with coal and lost with all hands.

1203     WILLIAMS, 2nd R.O. HAROLD HUGHES (23),     MV ADELLEN
22nd February 1942

South of Cape Farewell, the tanker Adellen, 7984 tons (Adellen, Shipping Co.), South Wales to Trinidad was sunk by U-155. Twenty-nine of her crew died.

1204     WILLIAMS, 1st R.O. HENRY (38),             SS HAVRE
10th June 1942

West of Alexandria the cargo ship Havre, 2073 tons (Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co.) that sailed from the port bound for Tobruk was sunk by U431, with the loss of seven crewmembers.

1205     WILLIAMS, 2nd R.O. IVOR WYNN (24),         MV EMPIRE STEEL
24th March 1942

North of Bermuda the tanker Empire Steel, 8318 tons (MOWT, A Weir and Co. Managers) New Orleans to the U.K. was sunk by U-123. Thirty-five members of the crew lost their lives.

1206    WILLIAMS, 3rd R.O. JOHN (20),         SS EMPIRE HAWKSBILL
19th July 1942

North of the Azores, U-564 sank the cargo ship Empire Hawksbill, 5724 tons (MOWT), the U.K. to South Africa. Thirty-eight of her crew perished.

1207    WILLIAMS, 2nd R.O. JOHN HENRY (23),     SS MUNERIC
10th September 1941

South of Cape Farewell, U-boats attacked a homeward-bound convoy; U-432 sank the cargo ship Muneric, 5229 tons (Bright Navigation Co.), Rio de Janeiro to Middlesbrough with iron ore and sixty-three of her crew died.

1208    WILLIAMS, 1st R.O. PERCIVAL TROWER (31),     SS CARSBRECK
24th October 1941

See Reference No. 178 for details.

1209    WILLIAMS, 1st R.O. RALPH JAMES (47),     MV OILFIELD
28th April 1941

Southwest of Cape St. Vincent, U-564 sank the cargo ship Carsbreck, 3670 tons (Carslogie SS Co.), Almeria to Barrow. Twenty of her crew lost their lives.

1210 WILLIAMS, 1st R.O. RAYMOND WILLIAM CHARLES (21),
SS CORINALDO    29th October 1942

See Reference No. 1086 for details.

1211    WILLIAMS, 1st R.O. REGINALD (5O),        SS KANBE
8th May 1943

Off Liberia, the cargo ship Kanbe, 6244 tons, the Middle East to the U.K. was sunk by the U-123, with the loss of thirteen of the crew.

1212     WILLIAMS, 2nd R.O. WILLIAM EDWARD (34),     SS EMPIRE IMPALA
11th Mar. 1943

Southeast of Cape Farewell the cargo ship Empire Impala, 6116 tons (MOWT) the U.S. to the U.K. was sunk by the U-591 as she picked up survivors from the cargo/passenger liner Egyptian. There were only three survivors. Forty-one of her crew died.

1213    WILLIAMSON, 1st R.O. ADAM LETTS (27),     SS GYPSUM QUEEN
10th Sept. 1941

South of Cape Farewell U-boats attacked a homeward bound convoy; U-82 sank the cargo ship Gypsum Queen, 3915 tons (Gypsum Packet Co.) from New York. Eight of her crew were killed.

1214     WILLIS, 3rd R.O. GEOFFREY HERBERT (17),     SS FORT QUAPPELLE
17th May 1942

North of Bermuda the cargo ship Fort Qu’Appelle, 7121 tons (MOWT, Ben Line, Managers), Vancouver to the U.K. on her maiden voyage was sunk by U-135 with the loss of twelve of her crew.

1215     WILLIS, 1st R.O. JOSEPH REGINALD (38),     SS EMPIRE TIGER
27th February 1941

300 miles South of Iceland the Empire Tiger, Halifax to Clyde, reported shipping heavy seas and all boats washed away. Nothing further was heard. Thirty-three members of the crew were lost.

1216     WILLIS, 2nd R.O. PETER JAMES DILWYN (18),     SS ROWANBANK
31st January 1941

West of Ireland, the cargo ship Rowanbank, 5159 tons (Andrew Weir and Co.) was sunk by Focke-Wulf Condor aircraft with the loss of all her sixty-eight crew.

1217    WILSON, 1st R.O. ALEXANDER GREG (34),     SS CHELSEA
30th August 1940

West of the Hebrides U-32 attacked a homeward bound convoy, sinking the cargo ship Chelsea, 4804 tons (W. Brown Atkinson and Co.), Montreal to London with grain. Twenty-one of her crew perished.

1218     WILSON, 1st R.O. GEORGE JOY (42),     SS EMPIRE ATTENDANT
15th July 1942

South of the Canary Islands, the cargo ship Empire Attendant, 7524 tons (MOWT, A. Weir and Co. Managers), the U.K. to South Africa was sunk by U-582 with the loss of all fifty-nine of her crew.

1219     WILSON, 3rd R.O. GORDON COWIE (17), SS CITY OF GUILDFORD
27th March 1943

Near Derna, the passenger/cargo liner City of Guildford, 5157 tons (Ellerman City Line), Alexandria to Tripoli was sunk by U-593 with the loss of all one hundred and twenty-seven people on board.

1220     WILSON, 1st R.O. JAMES FALCONER (25), SS OCEAN VAGABOND
10th January 1943

South of Iceland the cargo ship Ocean Vagabond, 7174 tons (MOWT), Botwood to Hull was sunk by U-186. The above officer was the only member of the crew to die.

1221     WILSON, 3rd R.O. JOHN LANCELOT (18),     SS GOOLISTAN
23rd November 1942

West of Bear Island, the cargo ship Goolistan, 5851 tons (Common Bros.), Archangel to the U.K. was sunk by U-625 with the loss of all forty-two crew.

1222     WILSON, 1st R.O. LEONARD LLEWELLYN (28), SS MENIN RIDGE
24th October 1939

In an attack on a convoy about 60 miles southwest of Cadiz, U-37 sank the cargo ship Menin Ridge, 2474 tons (Ridge Steamship Co.), Djidjelli to Port Talbot with iron ore, with the loss of twenty of her crew.

1223    WILSON, 1st R.O. ROBERT PENHAM (29),     MV EULIMA
23rd February 1943

Northwest of the Azores the tanker Eulima, 6207 tons (Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co.), the U.K. to New York was sunk by U-186. She was a straggler, in heavy weather, from convoy ON166. Twelve of her crew were killed.

1224    WILTSHIRE, 1st R.O. L.F.E (20),             SS TUNISIA
4th August 1941

West of Ireland the cargo ship Tunisia, 4337 tons (ex-Tunistan, F.C. Strick and Co. Managers), Pepel to Workington was sunk by German aircraft. Thirty-one members of the crew died.

1225     WINSOR, 1st R.O. PHILIP GEORGE (50),     SS EMPIRE LAKELAND
11th March 1943

In the Northwest Approaches U-boats (unidentified) attacked a New York to U.K. convoy sinking the cargo ship Empire Lakeland, 7015 tons (MOWT, Blue Star Line, Managers) with the loss of fifty-six of her crew.

1226    WISEMAN, 2nd R.O. JOHN (17),             SS GARLINGE
10th November 1942

Off Algiers German aircraft and U-boats attacked shipping.    The cargo ship Garlinge, 2012 tons (H. Constants), Greenock to Algiers was sunk by U-81. Seventeen of her crew were lost.

1227 WITHAM, 1st R.O. SOREN ALBERT TERKELSEN (26),
MV MELBOURNE STAR    2nd April 1943

Southeast of Bermuda, the passenger/cargo liner Melbourne Star, 12806 tons (Blue Star Line), the U.K. to Australia was sunk by U-129 with the loss of one hundred and thirteen people and crew; there were four survivors.

1228    WOBY, 2nd R.O. BRUCE (18),            SS CERAMIC
7th December 1942

West of the Azores, the passenger/cargo liner Ceramic, 18713 tons (Shaw Savill and Albion Line), Liverpool to Australia was sunk by U-515. There were 656 passengers and crew on board; there was only one survivor.

1229    WOLF, 1st R.O. CYRIL WILLIAM GEORGE (27), SS ST. SUNNIVA
22nd January 1943

Off Sable Island, the convoy rescue ship St. Sunniva, 1368 tons (General Steam Navigation Co.) with a convoy from the U.K. was lost with all sixty-four people on board.

1230    WOLLASTON, 3rd R.O. FRANK WRIGHT (20),     SS ENGLISHMAN
22nd January 1941

West of Tory Island, the tug Englishman, 487 tons (United Towing Co.) was sunk by German aircraft with the loss of all eighteen of the crew.

1231    WOOD, 2nd R.O. ALFRED CLIFFORD (21),     SS NEWTON PINE
16th October 1942

Southwest of Iceland, the cargo ship Newton Pine, 4212 tons (Craig Shipping Co.), the U.K. to Halifax was sunk by U-704 with the loss of all forty-seven crew.

1232     WOOD, 2nd R.O. ALLEN JAMES (27),         SS CALEDONIAN MONARCH 14th January 1942

East of Newfoundland, the cargo ship Caledonian Monarch, 5851 tons (Monarch SS Co.), North America to the U.K. was sunk by U-333. Forty-one of the crew perished.

1233     WOOD, 1S R.O. JOHN STANFIELD (27),         SS POLZELLA
17th January 1940

Off Muckle Flugga the steamer Polzella, 4751 tons (J. Thomas and Co.) was sunk by a torpedo from a U-boat with the loss of all thirty-six crew. She was steaming between Narvik and Middlesborough, and from German records the submarine was thought to be the U-25.

1234     WOOD, 2nd R.O. NORMAN (29),             SS TREDINNICK
25th March 1942

Southeast of Bermuda, the cargo ship Tredinnick, 4589 tons (Ham SS Co.), was sunk by the submarine Calvi (Italian). Forty members of the crew were killed.

1235    WOOD, 1st R.O. STEPHEN E. (27),         SS MIRAFLORES
19th February 1942.

The cargo-ship MIRAFLORES 2158 tons (Standard Fruit and Steamship Co.) was torpedoed and sunk by U-432 off the east coast of America whilst on passage from Haiti to New York. She was lost with all hands, 34 officers and men.

1236     WOOD, 3rd R.O. WILLIAM ARTHUR (18),     MV ROSEWOOD
9th March 1943

South of Iceland, the tanker Rosewood, 5989 tons (J. I. Jacobs and Co.), New York to the Clyde was sunk by U-409 with the loss of all hands, thirty-two people.

1237     WOODING, 3rd R.O. REGINALD JAMES (17),     SS TACOMA STAR
1st February 1942

East of Hampton Roads, the cargo liner Tacoma Star, 7924 tons (Blue Star Line), Buenos Aires to the U.K. was sunk by U-109. All eighty-five crew died.

1238     WOOLF, 2nd R.O. STANLEY KAY (19),         SS STANGARTH
16th March 1942

In the West Indies, the cargo ship Stangarth, 5966 tons (J. and A. Billmeir and Co), was torpedoed by Italian submarine Morosino. Forty crewmembers lost their lives.

1239     WOOLLER, 2nd R.O. RONALD (17),         SS LACKENBY
25th January 1943

South of Cape Farewell, the cargo ship Lackenby, 5112 tons (Ropner Shipping Co.), the U.S. gulf to the U.K. was sunk by U-624. Thirty-nine of her crew died.

1240     WOOLLEY, 2nd R.O. RICHARD FRANK (25),     SS BEAVERFORD
5th November 1940

The German pocket battleship Admiral Scheer came across a 38 ship homeward-bound convoy. Because of the action of the armed merchant cruiser Jervis Bay, only five ships were lost including the cargo ship Beaverford, 10042 tons (Canadian Pacific SS Co.), Montreal to Liverpool. She exploded and sank with all hands, seventy-seven officers and men.

1241    WORSLEY, 3rd R.O. HAROLD,        SS SOUTHERN EMPRESS
13th October 1942

Northeast of Newfoundland U-221 attacked a homeward bound convoy, sinking, amongst others, the ex factory whaling ship Southern Empress, 12398 tons (C. Salvesen) the U.S. Gulf to the Clyde on Admiralty service with the loss of twenty-eight crew and twenty passengers.

1242     WRIGHT, 2nd R.O. GEORGE THORBURN (20),     SS AGNETE MAERSK
24th March 1941

In the North Atlantic, the ex Danish flagged cargo ship Agnete Maersk, 2104 tons, Clyde to Canada was sunk by the Italian submarine Veneiro. Twenty-seven of her crew perished.

1243    WRIGHT, 1st R.O. JOHN (30),             MV LARCHBANK
9th September 1943

West of Cape Comorin the cargo ship Larchbank, 5151 tons (A. Weir and
Co.), the U.S. to India was sunk by the Japanese submarine I-27 with the loss of forty-three of her crew.

1244    WRIGHT, 2nd R.O. NORMAN JOHN (19),     MV INDUS
20th July 1942

In the southern Indian Ocean the cargo ship Indus, 5187 tons (James Nourse) India to Australia was sunk by the German commerce raider Thor, with the loss of twenty-two of her crew.

1245     WRIGHT, 2nd R.O. WILLIAM HENRY (17),     SS HOLYSTONE
15th February 1941

In the North Atlantic, the cargo ship Holystone, 5462 tons (Common Bros.), was sunk by U-101, with the loss of all thirty-six of her crew.

1246     YEO, 1st R.O. MATTHEW BARNABAS (32),     SS BULLMOUTH
29th October 1942

Near Madeira, U-boats attacked a homeward-bound convoy; U-659 sank the tanker Bullmouth, 7519 tons (Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co.), on Admiralty service, which went down with the loss of forty-five of her crew.

1247     YEOMANS, 3rd R.O. GERALD HOWARD (42),     SS NAILSEA COURT
10th March 1943

South of Iceland, the cargo ship Nailsea Court, 4946 tons (Evans and Reid), Beira to London was sunk by U-229. Forty-four of her crew died. There were only four survivors.

1248    YONGE, 1st R.O. ARTHUR GEORGE TWINING (27), SS STOCKPORT
25th February 1943

East of Cape Race the cargo ship Stockport, 1683 tons (London & North Eastern Railway), the U.K. to Canada was sunk by the U-604; she had been acting as rescue ship. All hands were lost, fifty-one crew, nine gunners, four naval ratings and ninety-one survivors she had on board from other ships lost in the convoy (ONS 166).

1249     YOUDS, 1st R.O. FRANCIS E. (23),         SS WILLIMANTIC
24th June 1942

Off the West Indies, the cargo ship Willimantic, 4558 tons (MOWT, Lamport and Holt, Managers), South Africa to the U.K. was sunk by U-156. Six of the crew were lost.

1250    YOULL, 1st R.O. THOMAS (age not given)    MV CHRISTIAN KNUDSEN
10th April 1942

The motor ship Christian Knudsen 4904 tons (Norwegian Registration) was torpedoed and sunk by U-85 off the east coast of the United States. The casualties are not known.

1251     YOUNG, 2nd R.O. ROBERT GALBRAITH (20),     SS EMPIRE ENGINEER
2nd February 1941

In the Northwest Approaches the U-123 sank the cargo ship Empire Engineer, 5358 tons (MOWT) with the loss of all forty crew.

1252     YOUNG, 2nd R.O. STANLEY ALBERT (24),     MV GOLD SHELL
16th April 1945

Near Ostend, the tanker Gold Shell, 8208 tons (Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co.), bound for Antwerp was sunk by a mine with the loss of twelve of her crew.

1253     YOUNG, 2nd R.O. WALTER (19),             SS PACIFIC
9th February 1943

Sailing in convoy along the East Coast, the Pacific (Williamstown Shipping Co.) 2816 tons, Sunderland to London, became a straggler in bad weather conditions and disappeared. All the crew of thirty-eight were lost.

1253A YVES, 1st R.O. RICHARD (25),             SS GRAVELIIIES
31st May 1941

In the Northwest Approaches the cargo ship Gravelines, 2491 tons (MOWT, Frank S. Dawson, Managers), St John N.B. to the U.K., was torpedoed by U-147. The afterpart sank, but the forepart was taken in tow and arrived in the Clyde on 3 June 1941.

The following Radio Officers who served with the Australian Merchant Navy are
included on the Tower Hill Memorial

1254     CURRY, 2nd R.O. NOEL ROBERT (28),         SS MAREEBA
31st January 1942

East of Ceylon, the cargo ship Mareeba, 3472 tons (United SS of Australia), Batavia to Ceylon, was sunk by the German commerce raider Kormoran on the 26 June 1941. This officer died when the German prison ship Spreewald was sunk in error by U-333 in the
North Atlantic on 31 January 1942.

1255     GREER, 1ST R.O. HARTLE ALONGA ALEXANDER (age not given)
5th July 1944                          SS NELLORE

In the Indian Ocean, the cargo liner Nellore, 6942 tons (Eastern and Australia Steamship Co.), India to Australia was sunk by the Japanese submarine I-8 on 29 June 1944. This officer died in the lifeboats.

1256     HARTHILL-LAW, 2nd R.O. LLOYD VICTOR (age not given)
28th March 1944                         MV TULAGI

Near Colombo, the motor ship Tulagi, 2281 tons (Burns, Philp and Co.), Australia to Colombo on Admiralty Service, was sunk by U-532 on 27th March 1944.

1257     HOLMES, 3rd R.O. RALPH MARSHMAN (18),     SS MAREEBA
31st January 1942

East of Ceylon, the cargo ship Mareeba, 3472 tons (United SS of Australia), Batavia to Ceylon, was sunk by the German commerce raider Kormoran on the 26 June 1941. This officer died when the German prison ship Spreewald was sunk in error by U-333 in the
North Atlantic on 31 January 1942.

1258     REID, 1st R.O. GEORGE NEWTON (age not given) MV TULAGI
28th March 1944

Near Colombo, the motor ship Tulagi, 2281 tons (Burns, Philp and Co.), Australia to Colombo on Admiralty Service, was sunk by U-532 on 27th March 1944.

1259     WILLIAMS, 3rd R.O. ARTHUR WILLIAM JOHN (age not given)
MV TULAGI
28th March 1944

Near Colombo, the motor ship Tulagi, 2281 tons (Burns, Philp and Co.), Australia to Colombo on Admiralty Service, was sunk by U-532 on 27th March 1944.

MEMORIAL REGISTER
COMMONWEALTH & COLONIAL RADIO OFFICERS KILLED AT SEA – 1939 TO 1945

1260 ALEXANDER, 1ST R.O. THOMAS FRAME (28)     SS SAN FLORENTINO
2nd Oct. 1941

Canadian Officer. Commemorated on the Halifax Memorial.
In mid-Atlantic, the tanker San Florentino, 12843 tons (Eagle Oil and Shipping Co. Ltd.), bound for Curacao on Admiralty service was sunk by the U-94. Twenty-two of her crew were lost after a two-hour fight with U-94, on whom she inflicted some damage before sinking.

1261 BACH, 1ST R.O. EARL (23)                 SS LEIKANGER                 27th July 1942

Canadian Officer. Commemorated on the Halifax Memorial.
Norwegian registered ship of 4003 tons. Torpedoed and sunk by U-752 in the south Atlantic with the loss of eighteen crew.

1262 BEWLEY, 3RD R.O. GEORGE BARRY NEVILLE (18) M.V. EULIMA
23rd Feb. 1943

Canadian Officer. Commemorated on the Halifax Memorial.
Northwest of the Azores the tanker Eulima, 6207 tons (Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co.), the U.K. to New York was sunk by U-186. She was a straggler, in heavy weather, from convoy ON166. Twelve of her crew were killed.

1263 BROWN, 1ST R.O. ARTHUR JOSEPH (20)         SS EMPIRE MAHSEER
3rd March 1943

Canadian Officer. Commemorated on the Halifax Memorial.
Off East London the U-160 attacked a convoy from Durban to India sinking the cargo ship Empire Mahseer, 5087 tons (MOWT) with the loss of sixteen of her crew.

1264. CHAPMAN, 2ND R.O. NORMAN EDGAR (21)     SS COIMBRA,
14th January 1942

Canadian Officer. Commemorated on the Halifax Memorial.
Near Long Island the tanker Coimbra, 6768 tons (Socony – Vacuum Transportation Co.) New York to the U. K. was sunk by the U-123. Thirty-six of her crew perished. Six survived but suffered serious burns.

1265 CLARKE, 1ST R.O. DAVID STEWART (25)     SS CASTLEMOOR
25th February, 1940

Canadian Officer. Commemorated on the Halifax Memorial.
The Castlemoor left Halifax on the 16th Feb. 1940 for the Tees and was last seen by the Merchant Royal on the 25th Feb. 1940 800 miles west of Ushant. Assumed lost by marine causes.

1266 COULL, 1ST R.O. WILLIAM D (30)             SS EMPIRE HAIL             23rd February 1942

Canadian Officer. Commemorated on the Halifax Memorial.
East of Newfoundland the cargo ship Empire Hail, 7005 tons (MOWT), Leith to Baltimore was sunk by U-94. Forty of the crew perished.

1267 DAVIES, 2ND R.O. EMERSON CLARKE (25)     SS EMPIRE CROSSBILL
11th September 1941

Canadian Officer. Commemorated on the Halifax Memorial.
East of Cape Farewell the U-82 sank the cargo ship Empire Crossbill, 5463 tons (MOWT, J. Morrison & Sons, Managers), Philadelphia to Hull. All forty-eight people on board lost their lives.

1268 FURBANK, 1ST R.O. RICHARD JOSEPH (no age given) MV MANUTU
7th August 1942

Australian Officer, Commemorated on the Port Morseby Memorial.
West of Port Morseby the cargo ship Manutu, 300 tons (Burns Philip), was sunk by the Japanese submarine RO 33.

1269 GOODWIN, 1ST R.O. CHARLES ERNEST (49)         SS AMARYLIS
2nd Dec. 1942

Canadian Officer. Commemorated on the Halifax Memorial.
The cargo ship Amarylis, 4328 tons (Panamanian Register) was torpedoed by U-181 southeast of the Cape of Good Hope.

1270    HEATHER, 1ST R.O. ROBERT WALTER (27)         MV SILVERPINE
5th Dec. 1940

Canadian Officer. Commemorated on the Halifax Memorial.
In the North West Approaches, the cargo liner Silverpine, 5066 tons (S. and S. Thompson) Liverpool to New York, was sunk by the Italian submarine Argo. Nine crewmembers were lost.

1271    KAN CHAN, R.O. (no age given)                 SS ASIAN                26th December 1942

Colonial subject from Hong Kong.
Commemorated on the Hong Kong Memorial. This ship was registered in Hong Kong. There is no record of this ship being lost or severely damaged by enemy action.

1272 KAVANAGH, 3RD R.O. JAMES AUGUSTINE (22)     SS SAN GERARDO
31st March 1942

Canadian Officer. Commemorated on the Halifax Memorial.
Southeast of New York, U-71 sank the tanker San Gerardo, 12915 tons (Eagle Oil and Shipping Co.), Curacao to Halifax on Admiralty service. Forty-eight of her crew lost their lives.

1273 LAING, 2ND R.O. ANDREW GORDON (25)         MV CINGALESE PRINCE 20th Sept. 1941

Canadian Officer. Commemorated on the Halifax Memorial.
South of St. Paul Rock, the cargo liner Cingalese Prince, 8474 tons (Furness Withy and Co.), India to Liverpool was sunk by U-111. She was lost with all hands, fifty-eight people.

1274 LAIRD, 3RD R.O. ROBERT MOIR (20)             MV CENTAUR             14th May 1943

Australian Officer. Commemorated on the Sydney Memorial.
The hospital ship Centaur, 3222 tons (A. Holt and Co. passenger liner). Sydney to Cairns and New Guinea was sunk by the Japanese submarine I-177 east of Brisbane. Of the 333 crew and staff aboard only 64 survived.

1275 LAZARUS, 2ND R.0. JOHN S (28)                 SS CITY OF BENARES        17th Sept. 1940

Canadian Officer. Commemorated on the Halifax Memorial.
About 480 miles north-west of Ireland the passenger/cargo liner City of Benares, 11081 tons (Ellerman Lines), Liverpool to Canada carrying 406 passenger and crew including 100 children was sunk by U-48. The following day, the destroyer Hurrican picked up 105 survivors and a week later, the destroyer Anthony picked up 45 survivors after they had been spotted by a R.A.F. Sunderland. Only seven children survived

1276 LE FEUVRE, 1ST R.O. LEO (26)             SS ST. LINDSAY
13th June 1941

Canadian Officer. Commemorated on the Halifax Memorial.
In the North Atlantic, the cargo ship St. Lindsay, 5370 tons (South American Saint Line), the Clyde to Trinidad was sunk by U-751 with the loss of all forty-three of her crew.

1277 LONG, 2ND R.O. LAWRENCE DAVID (32)         SS BIC ISLAND
20th Oct. 1942

Canadian Officer. Commemorated on the Halifax Memorial.
The cargo ship Bic Island, 4000 tons (Canadian Government Merchant Marine) Canada to the U.K. was sunk by U-224 in convoy HX 212.

1278 LOWREY, 1ST R.O. CLARENCE H (28)             SS SUSAN MAERSK         13th June 1941

Canadian Officer. Commemorated on the Halifax Memorial.
In the North Atlantic, the cargo ship Susan Maersk, 2355 tons (MOWT, Thompson Steam Shipping Co. Managers,) was torpedoed by U-553. Twenty-two of her crew died.

1279 McALLISTER, R.O. DONALD (24)                 MV STUREHOLM
11th December 1940

Canadian Officer. Commemorated on the Halifax Memorial.
The Swedish ship Stureholm, 4575 tons, departed Halifax for the U.K. in convoy HX 92 and was sunk by U-96.

1280 MORRIS, 2ND R.O. THOMAS VENABLES (31)         MV CENTAUR
14th May 1943

Australian Officer. Commemorated on the Sydney Memorial.
The hospital ship Centaur, 3222 tons (A. Holt and Co. passenger liner). Sydney to Cairns and New Guinea was sunk by the Japanese submarine I-177 east of Brisbane. Of the 333 crew and staff aboard only 64 survived.

1281 MOSER, 2ND R.O. LEONARD JOSEPH (23)         SS FORTH BANX
1st March 1941

Canadian Officer. Commemorated on the Halifax Memorial.
There is no record of this ship being lost or severely damaged by enemy action, It is assumed that this officer lost his life whilst serving in this ship.

1282 MURPHY, R.O. GUY FARBER (30)                 SS CHR J KAMPMANN         3rd November 1942

Canadian Officer. Commemorated on the Halifax Memorial.
The cargo ship Chr J Kampmann, 2281 tons (ex Danish flag) Demarara to the U.S. was sunk by the U-160 west of Granada.

1283 PIETZ, 1ST R.O. KENNETH (19)                 SS VILLE D’ARLON            2nd December 1940

Canadian Officer. Commemorated on the Halifax Memorial.
The cargo-ship VILLE D’ARLON 7555 tons (Belgian Registration), from the UK for Canada, was torpedoed and sunk by U-47 whilst a straggler from convoy HX 90. She lost with all hands, 52 officers and men.

1284 PITMAN, 1ST R.O. FRANK FRANCIS HORN (42)         SS BIC ISLAND
29th Oct. 1942

Canadian Officer. Commemorated on the Halifax Memorial.
The cargo ship Bic Island, 4000 tons (Canadian Government Merchant Marine) Canada to the U.K. was sunk by U-224 in convoy HX 212.

1285 ROBERTS, 1ST R.O. ERNEST HENRY (29)             SS LINARIA
24th Feb.1941

Canadian Officer. Commemorated on the Halifax Memorial.
Between the west coast of Ireland and south of Iceland U-boats attacked ships that had dispersed from an outward bound convoy; the submarine Blanchi (Italian) sank the cargo ship Linaria, 3385 tons (Joseph Robinson and Son) the Tyne to Halifax, with the loss of all thirty-one crew.

1286 SANDNESS, 1ST R.O. STANLEY ANDREW (24)     SS JUMNA
25th Dec.1940

Canadian Officer. Commemorated on the Halifax Memorial.
The heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper (German) attacked the large and heavily escorted troop convoy WS5A at dawn on 25th Dec. 1940. The escorting cruisers counter-attacked and the Admiral Hipper retreated northwards at high speed. Three hours later the Admiral Hipper encountered the Jumna, 6078 tons, UK to Freetown, sailing independently and sank her with torpedoes and gunfire in position 44.51N 25.47W. The Jumna had been commodore ship of convoy OB 260 with Rear Admiral H B Maltby as Commodore. (He had been Commodore of HX 84, whose escort AMC HMS Jervis Bay was sunk by Admiral Scheer seven weeks earlier). There were no survivors from the 111 crew, passengers and the Commodore and his staff.

1287    SAUNDERSON, 3RD R.O. JOHN (18)            SS HARTINGTON
2nd November 1942

Canadian Officer. Commemorated on the Halifax Memorial.
East of Newfoundland, U-boats attacked a homeward-bound convoy; U-521 sank the cargo ship Hartington, 5496 tons (S. and C. Harrison), bound from U.S./Canada to the U.K. Twenty-four of her crew lost their lives.

1288 SHING TSUI WAI, R.O. (no age given)             SS TAI SANG             24th Jan. 1942

Colonial subject from Hong Kong.
Commemorated on the Hong Kong Memorial. The cargo ship Tai Sung, 3555 tons (Indo China S. N. Co.) bound f or Singapore was lost south of that Port.

1289 SOROKOSKI, 2ND R.O. S.I.M. (22)                 SS BLACK OSPREY         18th Feb. 1941

Canadian Officer. Commemorated on the Halifax Memorial.
Southeast of Iceland, the cargo ship Black Osprey, 5589 tons (ex U.S.), Baltimore to South Wales was sunk by U-96, with the loss of twenty-five of her crew.

1290 STRANG, 1ST R.O. ALEXANDER DOUGALL (23)     SS CARPERBY
1st March 1942

Canadian Officer. Commemorated on the Halifax Memorial.
Northwest of Bermuda, the cargo ship Carperby, 4890 tons (Ropner Shipping Co.), the U.K. to Buenos Aires was sunk by the U-588. Forty crewmembers lost their lives.

1291    SUMMERS, 1ST R.O. ERIC JAMES (32)             MV CENTAUR
14th May 1943

Australian Officer. Commemorated on the Sydney Memorial.
The hospital ship Centaur, 3222 tons (A. Holt and Co. passenger liner). Sydney to Cairns and New Guinea was sunk by the Japanese submarine I-177 east of Brisbane. Of the 333 crew and staff aboard only 64 survived.

1292    NEEDLE, R.O. WILLIAM (19)                 SS VILLE D’ARLON         2nd Dec 1940

Canadian Officer. Commemorated on the Halifax Memorial.
The cargo-ship VILLE D’ARLON 7555 tons (Belgian Registration), from the UK for Canada, was torpedoed and sunk by U-47 whilst a straggler from convoy HX 90. She lost with all hands, 52 officers and men.

1293 WILLIAMS, 1ST R.O. GEOFFREY DEAN (26)         SS EMPIRE PROGRESS
13th April 1942

Canadian Officer. Commemorated on the Halifax Memorial.
South of Cape Race the cargo ship Empire Progress, 5249 tons (MOWT, H. Hogarth and Sons, Managers), Glasgow to Tampa, was sunk by U-4O2 with the loss of eleven crew.

1294 YING LOA PING, WIRELESS OFFICER (no age given)     SS KWANGTUNG
5th January 1942

Colonial subject from Hong Kong.
Commemorated on the Hong Kong Memorial. The cargo ship Kwangtung, 2626 tons (China Navigation Co.) Hong Kong to Colombo, was sunk by the Japanese submarine
I -156 off the south Java coast.

MARCONI MARINE WIRELESS OPERATORS
MEMORIAL REGISTER
LOST AT SEA 1914 TO 1918

PETER J BARBER
RADIO OFFICER
BRITISH WIRELESS
MARINE SERVICE
1941 – 1946
OFFICIAL No. 13884

SOUCES OF INFORMATION:

1.    GEC-MARCONI COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED. MARINE DIVISION.
2.    WIRELESS AT SEA, THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS by H.E. Hancock.
3.    COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES COMMISSION – TOWER HILL MEMORIAL REGISTER AND GRAVE REGISTERS 1914 to 1918.
4.    REGISTRAR GENERAL OF SHIPPING AND SEAMAN, CARDIFF.
5.    BRITISH VESSELS LQST AT SEA 1914-1918. HMSO.
6.    BRITISH MERCHANT SHIPS SUNK BY U-BOATS IN THE 1914-1918 WAR
by A.J. Tennent.
7.    THE U-BOAT WARS 1916 to 1945 by John Terraine.
8.    CITY OF BIRMINGHAM CENTRAL REFERENCE LIBRARY.

This register lists those Wireless Operators of the Marconi International Marine Communications Company Limited who lost their lives at sea during the First World War. They are listed in alphabetical order.

The men listed here, unless otherwise stated, have no other grave but the sea. All these men served in ships of the British Mercantile Marine or charted thereto. The names are taken from the Memorial Plaque prepared by the Marconi Company at the end of the 1914-18 war. The plaque contains the names of 348 employees of the Company who lost their lives in the conflict, and of these 164 were in the direct employ of the Company at the time of their death. The remainder of the personnel lost their lives in the service of the Armed Forces of the Crown.

The ships listed here, in connection with the respective W O’s name, include their designation, gross tonnage, the owner’s name, and the date they were lost by enemy action. In addition each entry is accompanied by a short description of the circumstances in which the ship was lost.

Some Marconi W Os were asked to serve in ships of foreign registration, and although their names appear here the fate of the ship is not known from British records.

The names of the men contained within the register appear, in alphabetical order, on the Tower Hill Memorial at Tower Hill, London where applicable or in the grave register of the Commonwealth War Craves Commission. Tower Hill Memorial is the Nations memorial to men of the Merchant Navy who lost their lives in the Wars of 1914-18 and 1939-45 and have no grave but the sea

The author of this register is grateful to GEC-MARCONI for the information provided to enable this project to be completed.

Peter J Barber, Sutton Coldfield June 1992.

BACKGROUND AND STATISTICS
Extract from H.E. Hancock’s “Wireless at Sea”
Immediately on the outbreak of war the Admiralty took steps to secure the services of Marconi operators for all branches of the service. In answer to the Government’s call there came an army of lads and young men from all classes who had gone from school to the Marconi Marine Company, in whose offices they had trained in Morse and the operation and maintenance of wireless apparatus. These at once volunteered their services to the Admiralty and the War Office, their places being taken by other lads clamouring to be trained as wireless operators. In due course the Company provided not merely an army of operators (3300 men were trained during the war), but also technical experts whose knowledge was unrivalled and whose service to the country many tributes were made.

The Company kept its offices open day and night for the purpose of examining lads who came from all parts of the country to offer themselves as operators. So great was the demand, that some of the pupils and enrolled scholars were as young as sixteen years. The staff at Marconi House worked to the limits of their power and to the last ounce of their energy to meet the great emergency. Every ship that arrived at a British port with a wireless operator on board brought a volunteer to the Admiralty. These men were taken in their hundreds from the Merchant Navy and distributed as quickly as possible among ships of war of all types from the battleship to the armed trawler.

But although the Navy’s problem was being solved another was being created in the Merchant Fleet. Not only were the big liners deprived of their Marconi operators but ships which hitherto had not been fitted with wireless (vessels of 1600 to 3000 tons) found that wireless was a necessity. In addition, whereas before the war it was sufficient for one operator to be carried, now it was essential that there should be at least two operators to keep a continual vigil.

A conference was held at the Admiralty for the purpose of considering the practicability of fitting all ships of 1600 tons and over with wireless telegraphy. The desirability of carrying two operators for maintaining continuous watch was also emphasised, the authorities thereupon approached the Marconi Company with the view of ascertaining whether they could possibly cope with so huge a task. Few ships under 3000 tons had up to date been fitted, and it was quite evident that not only would a tremendously increased volume of wireless apparatus have to be made and supplied, but that the operating staff would need to be practically trebled. It was estimated, in other words, that the trained personnel, already increased in three years from 1000 to nearly 3000 men, would have to be expanded to a total of about 4000 to 4500 in a few months. With the full knowledge of this gigantic task, Mr. Godfrey Isaacs, on behalf of the Company, undertook definitely to provide both apparatus and men.

Arrangements were made for a course of free tuition, and the accommodation of Marconi House being filled to overflowing, arrangements were made with King’s College and Birbeck Institute for the reception of additional volunteers. Similar schemes were set afoot in several provincial centres. At the same time, pressure of a severe nature was put upon the Marconi Works at Chelmsford. The delicate mechanism employed in wireless telegraphy, with the Company’s research and development and the constant improvements being introduced by experts at headquarters, had to be manufactured at speed and in such quantity as never before had been contemplated. And, in addition, there was a constant demand for those simpler instruments – keys, buzzers, telephones, etc, which are necessary for the instruction of pupils. The manner in which this problem was handled is beyond praise.”

End of extract from H.E.Hancocks “The First Fifty Years”.

At the outbreak of war in August 1914, the British Mercantile Marine consisted of 12,600 vessels manned by 270,000 British officers and men. During the conflict 12086 men lost their lives of whom 384 belonged to ships registered overseas.

The Tower Hill Memorial, London, contains the names of 12,649 men, but 559 of these were serving in the RNR, RNVR, and the Mercantile Marine Reserve and were therefore, in the service of the Crown. The discrepancy in the number of names in the totals is due to the fact that four of the men have known graves recorded by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Unless otherwise stated the ships listed here were all destroyed by the submarine arm of the Imperial German Navy. However, the submarines in the text are given different prefixes which needs some explanation, which is;

1) The letter “U” followed by a number denotes that these were proper U-boats, the larger more heavily armed, longer range craft – “overseas” submarines; these formed the High Sea Fleet flotillas, and until May 1915, they constituted the whole of Germany’s submarine force.

2) The letters “UB” followed by a number denotes a smaller and less complicated vessel used in shallow water and coastal areas. The early occupation of the Belgian coast (Ostend was entered by German troops on 15 October, 1914) suggested further possibilities; some coastal boats easy and quick to build, which could operate in the Channel and the narrower parts of the North Sea out of Ostend and Zeebrugge. These were the “UB” boats, ordered and designed in November 1914 and delivered in early 1915, and the first flotilla was formed in March of that year. The “UB” boats were fabricated in Germany, brought across to Bruges in sections and put together in assembly yards that had been prepared there. Bruges was the true base of the “Flanders” flotillas, which made their way by canal to the exit ports of Zeebrugge and Ostend.

3) The letters “UC” followed by a number denote specially adapted submarines for mine laying. They joined the “UB” boats in late 1915, and soon became a valued adjunct to the submarine campaign.

The areas of German submarine operations during 1914 – 18 were very restricted compared to their activities in the war 1939 – 45. Their operations were mainly contained around the shores of the British Isles, the Channel and the Bay of Biscay and the Mediterranean. It was not until late 1918 that the first German submarine attacked shipping off the North American coast. The major submarine effort of the German fleet was during 1917 and 1918.

The total number of Wireless Operators, employed by Marconi Marine, who were lost between 1914 and 1918  were as follows:

1914………………NIL
1915………………4
1916………………10
1917………………73
1918………………75
1919………………2*

* The two operators lost in 1919 were due to post war unswept minefields.

The losses by age were as follows:
15 years old………………1
16 years old………………3
17 years old………………29
18 years old………………41
19 years old………………26
20 + years old…………….50
30 + years old…………….2
No age recorded…………..12

1.    ANDREWS, Robert.    Aged 18.     ss VIENNA    11.9.17.

The ss Vienna 4170 GT (Gow, Harrison and Co. Glasgow) was torpedoed and sunk by U-49 in the Atlantic, 340 miles West of Ushant whilst on passage from Brest to New York with a cargo of rags. 25 of her crew were lost and the Master was taken prisoner.

2.    ASHTON, E.S.    No age recorded.    ss CAPE CORSO    12.10.17.

The ss Cape Corso 3890 GT (Lyle Shipping Co. Glasgow) was torpedoed by an unidentified submarine in the Bristol Channel. She did not sink and was towed to port. This WO was killed during the attack.

3.    BAGGE, Richard.    Aged 18.    ss WINDSOR HALL    17.1.18.

The ss Windsor Hall 3693 GT (Hanson Bros. Cardiff) was torpedoed and sunk by UB-66, 45 miles from Alexandria, whilst in passage from Karachi to Marseilles with a cargo of grain. 27 of the crew were lost and the Master taken prisoner.

4.    BAIN, J.    No age recorded.    ss HIGHBURY    31.5.17.

The ss Highbury 4831 GT (Watts, Watts, and Co. London) was torpedoed and sunk by U-82 in the Atlantic, WSW from Bishop Rock, whilst in passage from Antofagasta and Halifax, N.S. to Liverpool with a cargo of nitrates. 39 of her crew were lost.

5.    BATES, Alfred George.    Aged 19.    ss RUYSDAEL    7.8.18.

The ss Ruysdael 3478 GT (W. J. Williams, Cardiff) was torpedoed and sunk by U-105, 228 miles from Ushant, whilst in passage from Barry to Taranto with a cargo of coal. 12 of her crew were lost including the Master.

6.    BEAN, William Hay.    Aged 17.    ss SAGAMORE    3.3.17.

The ss Sagamore 5197 GT (Rio Cape Line) was torpedoed and sunk by U-49 in the English Channel, 150 miles West from Fastnet Rock, whilst in passage from Boston, Mass., to Liverpool with a general cargo. 52 of her crew were lost including the Master.

7.    BEATY, David Edmund.    Aged 19.    ss UMGENI          9.11.17.

The ss Umgeni 2622 GT (Natal Line) was attacked on 3.9.17 by gunfire from two German submarines North of the Shetlands. She fought off the attack with her 4” gun. However, this WO received wounds from which he died on 9th November 1917.

8.    BLIGHT, Charles Edward.     Aged 20.    ss MINNEHAHA    7.9.17.

The ss Minnehaha 13714 GT (Atlantic Transport Co. Ltd) was torpedoed and sunk by U-48 in the Atlantic, 12 miles South East of Fastnet Rock, whilst in passage from London to New York with a general cargo. 43 of her crew were lost.

9.    BOLT, Philip Daniel.     Aged 18.    ss POMERANIAN    15.4.18.

The ss Pomeranian 4241 GT (Canadian Pacific Ocean Services Ltd. Montreal) was torpedoed and sunk by UC-77 in the English Channel, 9 miles from Portland Bill, whilst in passage from London to St. John, NB. 55 of her crew were lost including the Master.

10.    BOND, Reginald C.     Aged 23.    ss LEASOWE CASTLE    27.5.18.

The ss Leasowe Castle 9737 GT (Union Castle SS Co. London) was torpedoed and sunk by
UB-51 in the Mediterranean, 104 miles from Alexandria, whilst in passage from Alexandria to Marseilles. 92 of her crew were, lost including the Master.

11.    BOWEN, Arthur.    Aged 20.    ss DON ARTURO    17.6.17.

The ss Don Arturo 3680 GT (George Dodd, London) was torpedoed and sunk by UC-62 in the Atlantic, 90 miles WSW from the Scilly Isles, whilst in passage from Algiers and Oran to the
Tees in ballast. 34 of her crew were lost including the Master.

12.    BRASINGTON, Leonard Alfred,     Aged 17.    ss TRINIDAD    22.3.18.

The ss Trinidad 2592 GT (Canada SS Lines – Montreal) was torpedoed and sunk by U-101 in the St. Georges Channel, 12 miles East from Codling Bank Light vessel, whilst in passage from Le Havre to Liverpool with a cargo of onions. 39 of her crew were lost including the Master.

13.     BREWSTER, Douglas.     Aged 21.    ss CONCH        7.12.16.

The tanker ss Conch 5620 GT (Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co. London) was torpedoed and sunk by UB-23 in the English Channel, SW from Anvil Point and 10 miles South of Poole, whilst in passage from Calcutta and Rangoon to the Thames with a cargo of benzene. 28 of her crew were lost including the Master.

14.     BRICKELL, Cecil Douglas.     Aged 17.    ss POLESLEY    21.9.18.

The ss Polesley 4221 GT (Farrar, Groves and Co, London) was torpedoed and sunk by UB-88 in the Atlantic, 1 mile North from Pendeen Lighthouse, whilst in passage from Cardiff to France with a cargo of coal. 43 of her crew were lost including the Master.

15.    BRIGGS, Lionel John.     Aged 21.    ss POLYMNIA    15.5.15.

The ss Polymnia 2426 GT (Kaye, Son and Co. London) was torpedoed and sunk by UC-75 in the English Channel, 15 miles West from the Lizard, whilst in passage from Huelva and Lisbon to Falmouth with a cargo of iron ore and fruit. 8 of her crew were lost.

16.    BRITTON, John Edwin.     Aged 22.    ss TROCAS    19.1.18.

The tanker ss Trocas 4129 GT (Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co.London) was torpedoed and sunk by UC-23 in the Aegean Sea, 10 miles northeast from Skyro Lighthouse whilst in passage from Abadan to Salonica with a cargo of oil. 24 of her crew were lost.

17.    BULL, Jabez George.    Aged 23,    HMHS GLENART CASTLE    26.2.18.

The hospital ship Glenart Castle 6824 GT (Union Castle SS Co.) was torpedoed and sunk by
UC-56 in the Bristol Channel, 10 miles West from Lundy Island, whilst in passage from Newport, Mons to Brest. 168 people were lost including the Master.

18.    BURGESS, William Dunn.     Aged 19.     ss SHADWELL    23.3.18.

The ss Shadwell 4091 GT (Owners not recorded) was torpedoed by an unidentified submarine in the Mediterranean. She did not sink and made port under her own steam. 13 members of her crew lost their lives in the explosion.

19.     BURNETT, J.     No age recorded.    ss HOLLINGTON    2.6.17.

The ss Hollington 4221 GT (F.S. Holland, London) was torpedoed and sunk by U-95 in the Atlantic, 14 miles south from the Faroe Islands, whilst in passage from Liverpool to Archangel in ballast. 30 of her crew were lost including the Master.

20.    BURNS, G.    Aged 19.    ss LAERTES    1.8.17.

The ss Laertes 4541 GT (Alfred Holt and Co. Liverpool) was torpedoed and sunk by UB-31 in the English Channel, 1 mile southwest from Prawle Point, whilst in passage from Southampton to Montreal. 14 of her crew were lost.

21.    BURRY, Robert Young.     Aged 17.    ss ARAB    7.1.18.

The ss Arab 4191 GT (A.R.Burkhill and Sons, Shanghai) was torpedoed and sunk by UB-50 in the Mediterranean, 18 miles northeast from Cape Serrat, Tunis, whilst in passage from Cardiff to Messina with a cargo of coal. 21 of her crew were lost.

22.    BYATT, Arthur.    Aged 18.     ss ARCADIAN    16.9.18.

The troopship ss Arcadian 8939 GT (Royal Mail Steam Packet Co.) was torpedoed and sunk by UC-74 in the Mediterranean, 26 miles northeast from Milo Island whilst, in passage from Salonica to France carrying troops. 35 people lost their lives.

23.    CALLAGHAN, John.     Aged 25.    ss NEWMINSTER ABBEY    11.3.18.

The ss Newminster Abbey 3114 GT (Fisher, Renwick and Co. Newcastle-on-Tyne) was torpedoed and sunk on 2 February 1918 by UB-48 in the Mediterranean, 44 miles northeast from Cape Creus, Gulf of Lions, whilst in passage from Genoa to Huelva. The above officer was badly wounded during the attack and died in hospital, in Perpignan (France), on 11 March 1918.

24.    CAMERON, Frederick Whitelaw. Aged 19.     ss LUDGATE    26.7.17.

The ss Ludgate 3708 GT (Williams and Morday, Cardiff) struck a mine and sank in the Atlantic, 2 miles south from Galley Head, whilst in passage from Huelva to Garston with a cargo of iron ore. The mine was laid by UC-51. 24 of her crew were lost including the Master.

25.    CAREW, J.M.    Aged 20.    ss CLAN MURRAY    29.5.17.

The ss Clan Murray 4835 GT (Clan Line, Glasgow) was torpedoed and sunk by UC-55 in the Atlantic, 40 miles southwest from Fastnet Rock, whilst in passage from Port Pine to Belfast with a cargo of wheat. 64 of her crew were lost including the Master. The 3rd.Officer and probably the 3rd. Engineer were made prisoners.

26.    CATTLEY, Louis Allen.     Aged 18.       ss GEO    29.1.18.

The ss Geo 3048 GT (Becker and Co. London) was torpedoed and sunk by UC-53 in the Mediterranean, 6 miles northwest from Cape Peloro, Sicily whilst in passage from Naples to Tunis in ballast. 16 of her crew were lost including the Master.

27.    CHEETHAM, William.    Aged 18.    ss BARRISTER    19.9.18.

The ss Barrister 4952 GT (T. and J. Harrison, Liverpool) was torpedoed and sunk by UB-64 in the Irish Sea, 9 miles northwest from Chicken Rock Lighthouse and southwest from the Isle of Man, whilst in passage from Glasgow and Liverpool to the West Indies with mail and a general cargo. 30 of her crew were lost.

28.     COEN, Edmund Patrick.    Aged 28    ss PALMELLA            22.8.18

The ss Palmella 1352 GT (Ellerman Lines, Liverpool) was torpedoed and sunk by UB-92 in the Irish Sea, 25 miles northwest from South Stack Rock, whilst in passage from Liverpool to Lisbon with a general cargo. 28 of her crew were lost including the Master.

29.    CRAIG, Norman Scott.    Aged 24.    ss AMSTERDAM    24.2.18.

The ss Amsterdam 806 GT (Rankin Line, Glasgow) was torpedoed and sunk by UC-49 in the North Sea, 3 miles southeast from Coquet Island, whilst in passage from Leith to Rotterdam with a cargo of coal. 4 of her crew were lost.

30.    CRAWSHAW, James.    Aged 17.    ss HASLINGDEN    12.5.18.

The ss Haslingden 1934 GT (F.Yeomans and Sons, Cardiff) was torpedoed and sunk by UB-73 in St. George’s Channel, 10 miles northwest from Bardsey Island, whilst in passage from the Clyde to Barry Roads in ballast. 11 of her crew were lost including the Master.

31.    CROWTHER, Percy.    Aged 17.    ss CLAN ALPINE    9.6.17.

The ss Clan Alpine 3587 GT (Clan Line, Glasgow) was torpedoed and sunk by U-60 in the North Sea, 40 miles northeast from Muckle Flugga, whilst in passage from the Tyne to Archangel with a general cargo. 8 of the crew lost their lives.

32.    CUNNINGHAM, Frederick Robert Cornelius Shearer. Aged 17.
ss CAYO BONITO.    11.10.17.

The ss Cayo Bonito 3427 GT (Brys and Glysen London) was torpedoed and sunk by UC-35 in the Mediterranean, 4 miles northeast from Savona, whilst in passage from Swansea to Leghorn. 6 of her crew were lost.

33.    DAVIES, Edgar Allen.    Aged 18.    HMHS LLANDOVERY CASTLE 27.6.18.

The hospital ship ss Llandovery Castle 11423 GT (Union Castle Line, London) was torpedoed and sunk by U-86 in the Atlantic, 116 miles west from Fastnet Rock, whilst in passage from Halifax,
Nova Scotia, to Liverpool. 234 people were lost.

34.    DEADMAN, Robert Methven.     Aged 17.    ss ROMEO            3.3.18.

The ss Romeo 1730 CT (Wilson Line Hull) was torpedoed and sunk by U-l02 in the North Channel, 7 miles south from Mull of Galloway, whilst in passage to Liverpool in ballast. 29 of her crew were lost including the Master.

35.    DENHAM, Albert.    Aged 18.    ss MEREDDIO    10.1.18.

The ss Mereddio was registered in Glasgow, however, there is no record of this ship being sunk or damaged in any way. The CWGC records say that this officer was drowned whilst serving in this vessel.

36.    DEWEY, George Henry.    Aged 21.    AMC PERSIA    30.12.15.

The Armed Merchant Cruiser PERSIA 7940 GT (P. and O. S.N. Co. London) was torpedoed and sunk by U-22 in the Norwegian Sea, off the Island of Helligraer near Bodo. 160 of her crew were lost.

37.    DEWS, Arthur Henry.    Aged 20.    ss MARQUETTE    23.10.15.

The ss Marquette 7057 CT (Atlantic Transport Co. London) was torpedoed and sunk by U-35 in the Agean Sea, 36 miles from Salonica Bay, whilst in passage from Alexandria to Salonica with a cargo of ammunition and stores. 29 of her crew were lost.

38.    DICKINSON, Thomson Athol.     Aged 22.    ss VINE BRANCH    11.4.17.

The ss Vine Branch 3442 CT (F.W. Ritson, Sundenland) was torpedoed and sunk by U-55 in the Atlantic, southwest of Ireland, whilst in passage from Valparaiso to Liverpool with a cargo of frozen meat and nitrates. 44 of her crew were lost including the Master.

39.    DICKSON, John.    Aged 17.    ss ACADIAN    16.9.18.

The ss Acadian 2305 GT (Canadian SS Line Montreal) was torpedoed and sunk by UB-117 in the Atlantic, 11 miles southwest from Trevose Head, whilst in passage from Bilbao to Ayr with a cargo of iron ore. 25 of her crew were lost including the Master.

40.    DILLY, Thomas McKinnon.    Aged 16.    ss CYRENE    5.4.18.

The ss Cyrene 2904 CT (W.,Coupland, Newcastle-on-Tyne) was torpedoed and sunk by UC-31 in Caernarvon Bay, 1.5 miles from Bardsey Island, whilst in passage from the Tyne to Blaye with a cargo of coal. 24 of her crew lost their lives including the Master.

41.    DOHERTY, P.    Aged 23.    ss MANSURI    17.11.16.

The ss Mansuri was registered in Glasgow, however, there is no record of this ship being sunk or damaged in any way. The CWGC records say that this officer was presumed drowned whilst
serving in this vessel.

42.    DOONAN, James Henry.    Aged 19.     ss VINORIA    19.12.17.

The ss Venoria 7046 GT (Cunard S.S. Co. Liverpool) was torpedoed and sunk by U-105 in the Atlantic, 8 miles south from Wolf Rock, whilst in passage from New York to London with a general cargo. 9 of her crew were lost.

43.    DRUMMOND, James.    Aged 24.    ss SCULPTOR    17/18. 5.18.

The ss Sculptor 3846 GT (T. and J. Harrison , Liverpool) was torpedoed and sunk by U-53 in
the Atlantic, 120 miles northwest from Fastnet Rock, whilst in passage from New Orleans to Liverpool with a cargo of Government stores. Mr. Drummond was the only member of the crew to lose his life.

44.    DUFF, John Alexander.    Aged 27.    ss CLAN FARQUHAR    26.2.17.

The ss Clan Farquhar 5858 GT (Clan Line, Glasgow) was torpedoed and sunk by UB-43 in the Mediterranean, 80 miles east from Benghazi, whilst in passage from Calcutta and Bombay to London with a cargo of cotton, jute and tea. 49 of her crew were lost and the Second Engineer was taken prisoner.

45.    DUFFIN, Robert Black.    Aged 17.    ss LADOGA    16.4.18.

The ss Ladoga 1917 CT (Managed by William Thomson and Co. for the Shipping Controller) was torpedoed and sunk by UB-73 in the St. George’s Channel, 15 miles southeast from South Arklow Lightvessel, whilst in passage from Bilbao to Maryport with a cargo of iron ore. 29 of her crew were lost including the Master.

46.    DUNLOP, William.    Aged 18.    ss MARISTON    15.7.17.

The ss Mariston 2908 CT (W.S. Miller and Co.  Glasgow) was torpedoed and sunk by U-45 in the Atlantic, 82 miles west from Fastnet Rock, whilst in passage from Almenia to the Clyde with a cargo of copper ore. 28 of her crew were lost including the Master.

47.    ELLIOTT, Edwin Arthur.    Aged 18.    ss BELGIAN PRINCE    31.7.17.

The ss Belgian Prince 4765 GT (Prince Line, London) was torpedoed and sunk by U-55 in the Atlantic, 175 miles northwest from Tory Island, whilst in passage from Liverpool to Newport, News, with a cargo of blue clay. 39 of her crew were lost and the Master was taken prisoner.

48.    ELLIS, Charles.    Aged 18.     ss VENTMOOR    14 .2. 18.

The ss Ventmoor 3456 CT (Walter Ruciman and Co. Newcastle-on-Tyne) was torpedoed and sunk by UC-37 in the Aegean Sea, 8 miles southwest from Skyro Island, whilst in passage from Mudros to Sfax in ballast. 21 of her crew were lost including the Master.

49.    EVAN, James Francis.     Aged 23.     ss BELGIAN PRINCE     31.7.17.

The ss Belgian Prince 4765 GT (Prince Line, London) was torpedoed and sunk by U-55 in the Atlantic, 175 miles northwest from Tory Island, whilst in passage from Liverpool to Newport, News, with a cargo of blue clay. 39 of her crew were lost and the Master was taken prisoner.

50. FALCONER, Roland Walter.     Aged 19.     ss LADOGA             16.4.18.
The ss Ladoga 1917 CT (Managed by William Thomson and Co. for the Shipping Controller) was torpedoed and sunk by UB-73 in the St. George’s Channel, 15 miles southeast from South Arklow Lightvessel, whilst in passage from Bilbao to Maryport with a cargo of iron ore. 29 of her crew were lost including the Master.

51.     FLAVIN, Thomas.     Aged 19.    ss TRINIDAD         22.3.18.

The ss Trinidad 2592 GT (Canada SS Lines – Montreal) was torpedoed and sunk by U-101 in the St. Georges Channel, 12 miles East from Codling Bank Light vessel, whilst in passage from Le Havre to Liverpool with a cargo of onions. 39 of her crew were lost including the Master.

52.    FORSYTH, H.G.     Aged 18.     ss JOSEPH CHAMBERLAIN 19.9.17.

The ss Joseph Chamberlain 3709 CT (W. and C.T. Jones Cardiff) was torpedoed and sunk by
UB-62 in the North Sea, 50 miles northwest from Muckle Flugga, whilst in passage from Archangel to Lerwick with a cargo of timber. 18 of her crew were lost and the Master and one gunner were taken prisoner.

53.    FREEMAN, Wilfred Frank.     Aged 19.    ss LAVERNOCK    17.9.18.

The ss Lavernock 2406 CT (Adams (Allen) and Co. Southampton) was torpedoed and sunk by UB-117 in the Atlantic, 5 miles southwest from Trevose Head and 42 miles west of Padstow, whilst in passage from Bilbao to Glasgow with a cargo of iron ore. 25 of her crew were lost including the Master.

54.    FROST, Ernest Thomas.    Aged 31.    ss SAGAMORE    3.3.17.

The ss Sagamore 5197 GT (Rio Cape Line) was torpedoed and sunk by U-49 in the English Channel, 150 miles West from Fastnet Rock, whilst in passage from Boston, Mass., to Liverpool with a general cargo. 52 of her crew were lost including the Master.

55.    GAMBLE, William.    Aged 17.    ss GRENADIER    23.2.17.

The ss Grenadier 1004 CT (Tyne-Tees S.S. Co. Newcastle-upon-Tyne) struck a mine laid by UC-4 and sank in the North Sea, 6 miles northeast from Shipwash Lightvessel, whilst in passage from Rotterdam to the Tyne with a general cargo. 8 of her crew were lost including the Master.

56.    GARDINER, Eric William.    Aged 18.    ss BENLEDI        8.11.17.

The ss Benledi 3931 GT (T. and J. Brocklebank, Liverpool) was attacked by a submarine west of Gibraltar, it first fired a torpedoed which missed, it then surfaced and attacked by gunfire. Mr. Gardiner was the only member of the crew to be killed by the shelling. The Benledi, although badly damaged, was able to make Gibraltar.

57.    GARDNER, Robert Sharp.     Aged 24.    ss ATHENIA            16.8.17.

The ss Athenia 8668 GT (Donaldson Bros. Anchor Line, Glasgow) was torpedoed and sunk by
U-53 in the Atlantic, 7 miles north from Inishtrahull, whilst in passage from Montreal to Glasgow with a general cargo. 15 people were lost.

58.    GARNETT, William.    Aged 23.    ss SYCAMORE        25.8.17.

The ss Sycamore 6550 GT (Furness Withy and Co. London) was torpedoed and sunk by UB-61 in the Atlantic, 125 miles northwest from Tory Island, whilst in passage from Baltimore to Liverpool with a cargo of cotton and copper. 11 of the crew lost their lives.

59.    GORDON, C.G.    Aged 17.    ss HARMATTAN        5.5.17.

The ss Harmattan 4792 GT (J. and C. Harrison, London) struck a mine laid by UC-37 in the Mediterranean, 7 miles north of Cape Bon, whilst in passage from Avonmouth and Gibraltar to unknown destination with a cargo of Government stores. 36 of her crew were lost including the Master.

60.    GRAY, H.H.W.    Aged 15.    J.W. THOMPSON    28.2.17.

There is no record of the loss, or damage, to the tug J.W. Thompson. The CWGC records state that Mr. Gray was presumed drowned on the above date.

61.    GREENWAY, John Henry.    Aged 25.    ss CIVILIAN    6.10.17.

The ss Civilian 7871 GT (T. and J. Harrison, Liverpool) was torpedoed and sunk by UC-74 in the Mediterranean, 15 miles north from Alexandria, whilst in passage from Liverpool to Calcutta with a general cargo. 2 of her crew were lost.
62.    HARWOOD, Albert Barrett.     Aged 23.     ss ARCADIAN        15.4.17.

The troopship ss Arcadian 8939 GT (Royal Mail Steam Packet Co.) was torpedoed and sunk by UC-74 in the Mediterranean, 26 miles northeast from Milo Island whilst, in passage from Salonica to France carrying troops. 35 people lost their lives.
63.    HAWKES, George Ernest.     Aged 21.    HMHS LLANDOVERY CASTLE
27.6.18.

The hospital ship ss Llandovery Castle 11423 GT (Union Castle Line, London) was torpedoed and sunk by U-86 in the Atlantic, 116 miles west from Fastnet Rock, whilst in passage from Halifax,
Nova Scotia, to Liverpool. 234 people were lost.
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64.    HEALY, Maurice.    Aged 18.     ss JACONA    12 .8. 15.

The ss Jacona 2969 GT (Ellerman’s Wilson Line, Liverpool) struck a mine 25 miles northwest from Troupe Head. 29 of her crew were lost.

65.    HENRY, John.    Aged 18.    ss CABOTIA              20.10.16.

The ss Cabotia 4309 GT (Donaldson Bros.Glasgow) was captured and sunk, by gunfire, by U-69 in the Atlantic, 120 miles Northwest from Tory Island, whilst in passage from Montreal to Manchester with a cargo of wood pulp and horses. 32 of her crew were lost including the Master.

66.    HILL, Harold Douglas.    Aged 18.    ss SAXON        7.5.18.

The ss Saxon 1595 GT (Leopold Walford Ltd. London) was torpedoed and sunk by U-105 in the North Sea, southeast from Fair Isle, whilst in passage from Odde to Leith with a cargo of carbide. 22 of her crew were lost.

67.    HOLMES, H.E.    Aged 18.    ss CONCH.        7.12.16.

The tanker ss Conch 5620 GT (Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co. London) was torpedoed and sunk by UB-23 in the English Channel, SW from Anvil Point and 10 miles South of Poole, whilst in passage from Calcutta and Rangoon to the Thames with a cargo of benzene. 28 of her crew were lost including the Master.

68.    HOWARTH, Arthur.     Aged 19.    ss WESTERN COAST    17.11.17.

The ss Western Coast 1394 GT (Coast Lines, Liverpool) was torpedoed and sunk by UB-40 in the English Channel, southwest from Eddystone Light, whilst in passage from Portsmouth to Barry Roads in ballast. 17 of her crew were lost.

69.    HUGHES, Brinley Thomas.     Aged 22.    ss LEASOWE CASTLE       27.5.18.

The ss Leasowe Castle 9737 GT (Union Castle S.S. Co. London) was torpedoed and sunk by UB-51 in the Mediterranean, 104 miles northwest from Alexandria, whilst in passage from Alexandria to Marseilles. 92 people were lost including the Master.

70.    HUGHES, Llewelyn.    No age given.    ss ELOBY    19.7.17.

The ss Eloby 6545 GT (Elder Dempster, Liverpool) was torpedoed and sunk by U-38 in the Mediterranean, 75 miles southeast from Malta. 56 people were lost including the Master.

71.    ISHERWOOD, Tom Pendlebury.     Aged 25.     ss PILAR DE LARRINAGA 4.5.17.

The ss Pilar de Larrinaga 4136 GT (Larrinaga Co. Liverpool) was torpedoed and sunk by UC-65 in the St. Georges Channel, 2 miles southeast from Tuskar Rock, whilst in passage from Galveston to Manchester with a cargo of wheat and general. 20 of her crew were lost including the Master.

72.    JAMES, Thomas.     Aged 19.    ss HARMATTAN    5.5.17.

The ss Harmattan 4792 GT (J. and C. Harrison, London) struck a mine laid by UC-37 in the Mediterranean, 7 miles north of Cape Bon, whilst in passage from Avonmouth and Gibraltar to unknown destination with a cargo of Government stores. 36 of her crew were lost including the Master.

73.    JANE, William Jasper.    Aged 22.    ss RAPPAHANNOCK        17.10.16.

The ss Rappahannock 3871 GT (Furness Withy, London) was captured and torpedoed by U-69 in the Atlantic, 70 miles from the Scilly Isles, whilst in passage from Halifax, NS, to London with a cargo of timber and general. 37 of her crew were lost including the Master.

74.    JONES, William David.    Aged 20,     ss CHEVIOT RANGE        21.2.18.

The ss Cheviot Range 3691 GT (Furness Withy, London) was captured and sunk by gunfire, by
U-102, in the English Channel, 25 miles south from the Lizard, whilst in passage from Tuticorin to the UK. 27 of her crew were lost including the Master.

75.    KEARNEY, Thomas.    Aged 29.    ss BROADMEAD    7.9.17.

The ss Brodmead 5646 GT (Blue Star Line, London) was torpedoed and badly damaged by an unidentified submarine west of Gibraltar. She was able to make port but 12 of her crew were killed including the Master.

76.    KEARNS, Robert H.S.    Aged 20.     ss HENRY R JAMES.    16.7.17.

The ss Henry R James 3146 GT (H.R. James and Sons, Bristol) was torpedoed and sunk by UC-84
in the English Channel, 10 miles northeast from Ile de Bas, whilst in passage from Bilbao to
Middlesbrough with a cargo of iron ore. 24 of her crew were lost.

77.    KELLY, John Joseph.     Aged 20.    ss HAZLEWOOD    19.10.17.

The ss Hazlewood 3120 GT (Leopold Walford, London) struck a mine laid by UC-62, and sank in the English Channel, 8 miles southeast from Anvil Point, whilst in passage from the Tyne to the South Coast with a cargo of coal. 32 of the crew were lost including the Master.

78.    KILCOYNE, P.J.     No age given.    ss GRETASTON.    11.4.17.

The ss Gretaston 3395 GT (W.S. Miller and Co. Glasgow) was torpedoed and sunk by U-72 in the Bay of Biscay, south of the mouth of the river Gironde, whilst in passage from Huelva to Garston with a cargo of copper ore. 29 of her crew were lost including the Master.

79.    KILMISTER, Arthur John Horace. Aged 21.    ss SEBEK     21.4.17.

The ss Sebek 4601 GT (Moss S.S. Co. Liverpool) was torpedoed and sunk by U-70 in the Atlantic, 145 miles northwest from Tory Island, whilst in passage from Liverpool to Alexandria with a general cargo. Mr. Kilmister was the only member of the crew to lose his life.

80.    KIRKMAN, Donald Relph.     Aged 17.    ss MOORLANDS    24.6.18.

The ss Moorlands 3602 GT (Houlder, Middleton and Co. London) was torpedoed and sunk by
U-88 in the North Sea, 3 miles southeast from Whitby, whilst in passage from La Goulette to Middlesbrough with a cargo of iron ore. 10 of her crew were lost.

81.    LALLY, Michael.     Aged 21.    ss BRISTOL CITY    16.12.17.

The ss Bristol City 2511 GT (Hill, Charles and Sons, Bristol) was torpedoed and sunk by U-94
in the Atlantic, southwest of Ireland, whilst in passage from Bristol to New York with a general cargo. 30 of her crew were lost including the Master.

82.    LANE, Ronald Edward.    Aged 18.    ss CAMBRIC    31.10.17.

The ss Cambric 3403 GT (W.H. Cockeriine and Co. Hul.) was torpedoed and sunk by U-35 in the Mediterranean, 14 miles west from Cape Shershel, Algeria, whilst in passage from Tunis to the UK with a cargo of iron ore. 24 of her crew were lost including the Master.

83.    LEACH, Thomas Norman.     Aged 17.    ss ARCA    2.10.18.

The ss Arca 4839 GT (Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co. London) was torpedoed and sunk by U-l18
in the Atlantic, 40 miles North-west from Tory Island in position 55° 45’ N 07° 35’ W, whilst in passage from Philadelphia to Portishead with a cargo of benzine. 52 of her crew were lost including the Master.

84.    LENDRUM, George Edward William. Aged 21.    ss KALIBIA    30.11.17.

The ss Kalibia 4930 GT (Clyde Shipping Co. Glasgow) was torpedoed and sunk by UB-80 in the English Channel, 29 miles southwest from the Lizard, whilst in passage from Norfolk, Virginia, to Bordeaux with a cargo of steel billets. 27 of her crew were lost.

85.    LEWIS, Stanley Owen.    Aged 19.    ss NYANZA    29.9.18.

The ss Nyanza 4053 GT (Nyanza S.S.Co.) was torpedoed and sunk by UB-95 in the North Channel, 10 miles northwest from Corsewell Point Lighthouse, whilst in passage from Cardiff to Archangel with a cargo of coal. 13 of her crew were lost including the Master.

86.    LUCA, William Seaton.     Aged 17.    ss FLORIDIAN    4.2.17.

4777 GT (Frederick Leyland and Co. Liverpool) was captured, and torpedoed, by U-54 in the Atlantic, 200 miles west by north from the Fastnet Rock, whilst in passage from Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Cherbourg with a general cargo. 5 of her crew were lost, and the Master, Chief Engineer and surviving Wireless Operator were taken prisoner.

87.    MacALLEN, Louis Guthrie.     Aged 19.    ss DARIUS    13.6.17.

The ss Darius 3426 GT (W.H. Seager and Co. Cardiff) was torpedoed and sunk by U-54 in the Atlantic, 210 miles southwest from the Fastnet Rock, in position 48° 08’ N 11° 32’ W, whilst in passage from Villaricos to the Tyne with a cargo of iron ore. 15 of her crew were lost.

88.    McBROOM, Andrew Irvine.     Aged 17.    ss IDAHO    19.8.18.

The ss Idaho 3023 GT (HMG Shipping Controller) was torpedoed and sunk by U-107 in the Atlantic, 120 miles North by West from Cape Villano, in position 44° 40’ N 10° 20’ W, whilst in passage from the Clyde in ballast. 11 of her crew were lost.

89.    MacINTOSH, James Donald.     Aged 19.    ss NORTHUMBRIA    9.1.19.

The ss Northumbria hit a mine in the North Sea and sunk. The above WO was thought to have been drowned in this incident.

90.    MacIVER, Norman.    Aged 20.    ss TURNBRIDGE    7.7:18.

The ss Turnbridge 2874 GT (British Dyes Ltd.) was torpedoed and sunk by U-35 in the Mediterranean, 34 miles northeast from Cape Ivi, Algeria, in position 36° 37’ N 00° 24’ E, whilst in passage from Cardiff to Malta with a cargo of coal. 2 of her crew were lost, both being Wireless Operators.

91.    McKEAN, James.    Aged 17.    ss ETHELINDA    29.1.18.

The ss Ethelinda 3257 GT (Robert Harrowing and Co. Whitby) was torpedoed and sunk by U-103 in the Irish Sea, 15 miles northwest from the Skerries, Anglesey, whilst in passage from Bilbao to Barrow with a cargo of iron ore. 29 of her crew were lost including the Master.

92.    McLAREN, Charles Alexander.     Aged 17.    ss SANTA AMALIA    28.12.17.

The ss Santa Amalia (Eagle Oil, London) was torpedoed and sunk by U-19 in the Atlantic, 30 miles north by east from Malin Head, whilst in passage from Manchester to Puerto Mexico in ballast. 43 of
her crew were lost including the Master.

93.    McMILLAN, John.     Aged 24.    ss ELVE    28.12.17.

The ss Elve 899 GT (Alfred Holt and Co. Liverpool) was torpedoed and sunk by U-22 in the Atlantic,
in position 46° 23’ N 11° 19’ W, whilst in passage from Oporto to London with a general cargo. 31 of her crew were lost.

94.    MOLONEY, William J.    Aged 18.    ss TURNBRIDGE    7.7.18.

The ss Turnbridge 2874 GT (British Dyes Ltd.) was torpedoed and sunk by U-35 in the Mediterranean, 34 miles northeast from Cape Ivi, Algeria, in position 36° 37’ N 00° 24’ E, whilst in passage from Cardiff to Malta with a cargo of coal. 2 of her crew were lost, both being Wireless Operators.

95.    MANGAN, G.    Aged 18.    ss CLANGULA    19.11.17.

The ss Clangula 1754 GT (Cork S.S. Co. Cork) was torpedoed and sunk by UC-77 in the Bristol Channel, 4 miles SW from Hartland Point, whilst in passage from Liverpol to Rotterdam with a general cargo. 15 of her crew were lost including the Master.

96.    MARKWELL, Charles Gerald.     Aged 18.    ss BORG    10.6.18.

The ss Borg 2111 GT (Cairns, Noble and Co. Newcastle-upon-Tyne) was torpedoed and sunk by UB-103 in the English Channel, 20 miles SW from the Lizard in position 49° 37’ N 05° 70’ W, whilst in passage from Bilbao to Jarrow with a cargo of iron ore. 24 of her crew were lost including the Master.

97.    MARSHALL, Ernest.     No age given.     ss DUNBARMOOR    8.3.17.

The ss Dunbarmoor 3651 GT (Walter Runciman and Co. Newcastleupon-Tyne) was captured, then
sunk by gunfire by U-44 in the Atlantic 180 miles WNW from the Fastnet Rock in position 51° 22’ N 14° 31’W, whilst in passage from Rosario to Manchester with a cargo of wheat. 12 of her crew were lost including the Master.

98. MINTY, Thomas Glenmore Kenion Lord. Aged 18.     ss MIRLO    16.8.18.

The ss Mirlo 6978 GT (H.E. Moss and Co. Liverpool) was torpedoed and sunk by U-117 in the Atlantic, 1/2 mile SE from Wimble Shoal Buoy, Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, whist in passage from New Orleans to London with a cargo of gasoline and refined oil. 9 of her crew were lost.

99. MORGAN, Charles Bernard Francis.     Aged 18.     ss POLDOWN    9.10.17.

The ss Poldown 1370 GT (Lougher (Lewis) and Co. Cardiff) struck a mine laid by UC-51 in the Atlantic, 2 miles WSW from Trevose Head in position 50° 31’ N 05° 04’ W, whilst in voyage from Penarth to Boulogne with a cargo of coal. 18 of her crew were lost including the Master.

100. MORRIS, Ernest David.     Aged 16.    ss WESTERGATE    21.4.18.

The ss Westergate 1760 GT (Franco-British S.S. Co. London) was torpedoed and sunk by UB-80 in the English Channel, 22 miles east by south from Start Point, whilst in voyage from Hartlepool to Cartagena. 24 of her crew were lost including the Master.

101. MUNDIE, William.     Aged 17.    ss MONTEBELLO    21.6.18.

The ss Montebello 4324 GT (Wilson Line Ltd. Hull) was torpedoed and sunk by U-l00 in the Atlantic, 320 miles west by north from Ushant, whilst in voyage from London to Hampton Roads. 41 of her crew were lost including the Master.

102. MURRAY, Stuart Hay.    Aged 17.    ss ARCA    2.10.18.

The ss Arca 4839 GT (Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co. London) was torpedoed and sunk by U-l18
in the Atlantic, 40 miles North-west from Tory Island in position 55° 45’ N 07° 35’ W, whilst in passage from Philadelphia to Portishead with a cargo of benzine. 52 of her crew were lost including the Master.

103. NASH, Robert Hawker.    Aged 24.    ss CLAN MACNAB.    4.8.18.

The ss Clan Macnab 4675 GT (Clan Line Glasgow) was torpedoed and sunk by U-113 in the Atlantic, 14 miles NNW from Pendeen Lighthouse in position 50° 20’ N 05° 55’ W, whilst in voyage from Plymouth to the Clyde in ballast. 22 of her crew were lost including the Master.

104. NEEDHAM, Charles Alwyn.    Aged 18.        ss CLANGULA    19.11.17.

The ss Arca 4839 GT (Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co. London) was torpedoed and sunk by U-l18
in the Atlantic, 40 miles North-west from Tory Island in position 55° 45’ N 07° 35’ W, whilst in passage from Philadelphia to Portishead with a cargo of benzine. 52 of her crew were lost including the Master.

105. NEWBERRY, Cecil Frank.    Aged 17.        ss MAVISBROOK     11.7.16.

The ss Mavisbrook 3152 CT (Miller and Richards Ltd. London) was torpedoed and sunk by UB-50 in the Mediterranean, 50 miles SE from Cabo du Gala, Spain in position 36°50’ N 01° 35’ W, whilst in passage from Cardiff to Malta with a cargo of coal. 18 of her crew were lost including the Master.

106. NIXON, H.    Aged 24.    ss CALYPSO    11.7.16.

The ss Calypso 2876 CT (Wilson Line Ltd. Hull) was torpedoed and sunk by U-53 in the Skagerrak, off Lindesnes, whilst in voyage from London to Christiania with a general cargo. 30 of her crew were lost including the Master.

107. OLIVER, Walter Herbert.     Aged 18.    ss BARON AILSA    9.5.18.

The ss Baron Ailsa 1836 Ct (H. Hogarth and Son Glasgow) was torpedoed and sunk by UB-72 in the St. Georges Channel, 18 miles WNW from the Smalls, whilst in voyage from Queenstown to Barry with Government stores. 10 of her crew were lost.

108. OSBORNE, F.C.    Aged 18.     ss CITO    17.5.17.

The ss Cito 819 GT (Wilson Line,Hull) was sunk by gunfire by German torpedo boats 20 miles East from North Hinder Light Vessel. 11 of her crew were lost including the Master.

109. O’SULLIVAN, Daniel Michael.    Aged 19.    ss POLANDIA    10.3.17.

The ss Polandia was of foreign registration and her fate is not contained within British records. The Tower Hill Memorial Register simply states that this WO was presumed drowned, on the date given above, as a result of enemy action.

110. O’SULLIVAN, Eugene Joseph.    Aged 18.     ss MONGOLIAN    21.7.18.

The ss Mongolian 4892 GT (India and Peninsular S.N. Co. Bombay) was torpedoed and sunk by UC-70 in the North Sea, 5 miles SE from Filey Brigg in position 54° 10’ N 00° 58’ W, whilst in voyage from the Tees to London with a general cargo. 36 of her crew were lost.

111. PARKER, A.J.    No age given.    ss GITANO    23.12.18.

The ss Gitano (Wilson Line, Hull) struck a wartime mine in the North Sea and sank. Crew losses were not recorded.

112. PARKER, Philip Ewart.    Aged 19.    ss GARTHWAITE    13.12.17.

The ss Garthwaite 5690 GT (Sir William Garthwaite, Glasgow) Was torpedoed and sunk by UB-22 in the North Sea, 4 miles East of Whitby, whilst in voyage from the Tyne to New York in ballast and 14 of her crew were lost including the Master.

113. PATERSON, John Scollick.     Aged 20.     ss NORTHUMBRIA     9.1.19.

The ss Northumbria hit a mine in the North Sea and sunk. The above WO was thought to have been drowned in this incident.
114. PATERSON, Robert McCulloch.     Aged 19.     ss JUTLAND     19.11.17.

The ss Jutland 2824 CT (Anglo-Bretagne S.S. Co. Cardiff) was torpedoed and sunk by UC-79 in the English Channel, 18 miles NE from Ushant, whilst in voyage from Bilbao to Middlesbrough with a cargo of iron ore. 26 of her crew were lost including the Master.

115.    PEGGS, Arthur Clifford Sydney.     Aged 18.     ss GREATHAM 22.1.18.

The ss Greatham 2338 GT (Coombes, Marshall and Co. Middlesborough) was torpedoed and sunk by UB-3l in the English Channel, 3 miles SE from Dartmouth, whist in voyage from Grimsby to Blaye with a cargo of coal. 7 of her crew were lost.

116. PICKERING, John.    Aged 20.     ss GLENFRUIN    26.1.18.

The ss Glenfruin 3097 CT (Easton, Grieg and Co. Glasgow) was torpedoed and sunk by UC-31 in the Irish Sea, NW of Holyhead, whilst on a voyage from Seriphos to Ardrossan with a cargo of iron ore. 32 of her crew were lost.

117. PRICE, Thomas Owen.     Aged 29.    ss TASMAN    16.9.18.

The ss Tasman 5028 GT (H.M.G. Shipping Controller) was torpedoed and sunk by U-46 in the Atlantic, 220 miles NW from Cape Villano, Spain, whilst in voyage from London to Calcutta with a general cargo. 14 of her crew were lost including the Master.

118. PRINGLE, Charles Michael.    Aged 17.     ss ELVE    11.10.17.

The ss Elve 899 GT (Alfred Holt and Co. Liverpool) was torpedoed and sunk by U-22 in the Atlantic, in position 46° 23’ N 11° 19’ W, whilst in passage from Oporto to London with a general cargo. 31 of her crew were lost.

119. PROUGHTON, Arthur John.    Aged 28.    ss ZENT    5.4.16.

The ss Zent 3890 GT (Elders and Fyffes, Liverpool) was torpedoed and sunk by U-66 in the Atlantic, 28 miles SW from Fastnet Rock whilst in voyage from Garston to Santa Marta in ballast. 49 of her crew were lost.

120. ROBLEY, Claude Crossley.        Aged 18.    ss COMMONWEALTH    19.2.18.

The ss Commonwealth 3353 GT (Samuel Walton, London) was torpedoed and sunk by UC-7l in the North Sea, 5 miles NE from Flamborough Head, whilst in voyage from Bizerta to Middlesborough with a cargo of iron ore. 14 of her crew were lost.

121. SIMMS, Harold Cecil.     Aged 18.    ss GITANO    23.12.18.

The ss Gitano (Wilson Line, Hull) struck a wartime mine in the North Sea and sank. Crew losses were not recorded.

122. SLACK, George Ronald.    Aged 19.    ss ISLEWORTH    30.4.18.

The ss Isleworth 2871 GT (Watts, Watts and Co. London) was torpedoed and sunk by UC-l7 in the English Channel, 3 miles SW from Ventnor Pier, Isle of Wight, whilst in voyage from Bilbao to Middlesbro’ with a cargo of iron ore. 29 of her crew were lost.

123. SMITH, Henry Osborn.        Aged 18.    ss TWEED    13.3.18.

The ss Tweed 1025 CT (William Sloan and Co. Glasgow) was torpedoed and sunk by UB-59 in the English Channel, 10 miles SW from St. Catherine’s Point, Isle of Wight, whilst in voyage from New Haven to Cherbourg with a general cargo. 7 of her crew were lost.

124. SMITH, Thomas Stanley.        Aged 19.    ss LORLE    11.6.18.

The ss Lorle 2686 GT (Capper, Alexander and Co. London) was torpedoed and sunk by UB-103 in the English Channel, 12 miles SSW from the Lizard in position 49° 47’ N 05° 14’ W, whilst on a
voyage from Bilbao to Heysham with a cargo of iron ore. 19 of her crew were lost including the Master.

125. SMITH, W.S.        No age given.    ss BENLARIG    2.4.17.

There is no record of the ss Benlarig (Morrison S.S. Co. Newcastle-upon-Tyne) being sunk or damaged by enemy action. The Tower Hill Memorial register simply states that this WO lost his life whilst serving in this ship and was presumed drowned.

126. SOUTHCOTT, William Harold.    Aged 16.    ss NORTHFIELD    3.3.18.

The ss Northfield 2099 GT (Harry Keep, London) was torpedoed and sunk by U-60 in the Bristol Channel, 25 miles SW from Lundy Island, whilst in voyage from the Clyde to Devonport with a cargo of coal. 15 of her crew were lost including the Master.

127. STALLY, Frank William.    Aged 17.    ss STRYN    10.6.18.

The ss Stryn 2143 GT (H.M.G. Shipping Controller) was torpedoed and sunk by UB-80 in the English Channel, 5 miles east from Berry Head, Devon, whilst in voyage from Rouen to Barry in ballast. 8 of her crew were lost.

128. STEAD, John.    Aged 24.    ss OSWALD    23.4.17.

The ss Oswald 5185 GT (Booth S.S. Co. Liverpool) was torpedoed and sunk by U-50 in the Atlantic, 200 miles SW from Fastnet Rock in position 51° 10’ N 14° 15’ W, whilst in voyage from Sabine to Liverpool with a cargo of sulphur. Mr. Stead was the only member of the crew to lose his life.

129. STEWART, Thomas.    Aged 17.    ss ESTRELLA    5.3.18.

The ss Estrella 1740 GT (H.M.G. Shipping Controller) was struck by a mine laid by UC-4 in the North Sea, 5 miles SW from Shipwash Light Vessel, whilst in voyage from Le Havre to the
Tyne (in ballast). 20 of her crew were lost.

130. SUDELL, Harold.    Aged 18.    ss MANCHESTER COMMERCE    29.7.17.

The ss Manchester Commerce 4144 GT (Manchester Liners, Manchester.) was torpedoed and sunk by U-39 in the Straits of Gibraltar, 15 miles NW from Cape Spartel, whilst in voyage from Cardiff to Gibraltar with a cargo of coal. Mr. Sudell was the only member of the crew to lose his life.

131.SWEETMAN, James Francis.    Aged 18.     ss ELOBY    19. 7. 17.

The ss Eloby 6545 GT (British and African S.N. Co. London) was torpedoed and sunk by U-38 in
the Mediterranean, 75 miles SE of Malta in position 35° 11’ N 15° 38’ E. 56 of her crew were lost including the Master.

132. TAIT, Sydney.    Aged 20.    ss ARTIST    27.1.17.

The ss Artist 3570 GT (Thomas and James Harrison, Liverpool) was torpedoed and sunk by U.55 in St. Georges Channel, 58 miles SW from the Smalls in position 51° 20’ N 07° 00’ W, whilst in voyage from Newport, Mon., to Alexandria with a cargo of coal. 35 of her crew were lost including the Master.

133. TAYLOR, Edwin Lough.    Aged 22.    ss GARRON HEAD    16.11.17.

The ss Garron Head 1933 GT (G. Heyn and Sons, Belfast) was torpedoed and sunk by U-103 in the Bay of Biscay, 40 miles NE from Bayonne, whilst in voyage from Bilbao to Barrow and Maryport with a cargo of iron ore. 28 of her crew were lost.

134. TAYLOR, William.    Aged 21.    ss SEMANTHA    14.10.17.

The ss Semantha 2847 GT (Charles A.Batho, London) was torpedoed and sunk by UC-74 in the Mediterranean, 10 miles NW from Cape St. John, Crete, whilst in voyage from Liverpool with a cargo of Government stores. 32 of her crew were lost including the Master

135. TOWLER, Thomas.    Aged 27.    ss T.R.THOMPSON    29.3.18.

The ss T.R.Thompson 3538 GT (James Westoll, Sunderland) was torpedoed and sunk by UB-57 in the English Channel, 7 miles south from Newhaven, whilst in voyage from Benisaf to Middlesborough with a cargo of iron ore. 33 of her crew were lost including the Master.

136. TRUMAN, Arthur Charles.    Aged 31.    ss MINNEHAHA    7.9.17.

The ss Minnehaha 13714 GT (Atlantic Transport Co. Ltd) was torpedoed and sunk by U-48 in the Atlantic, 12 miles South East of Fastnet Rock, whilst in passage from London to New York with a general cargo. 43 of her crew were lost.

137. TUPPEN, Claud Christopher Selby.    No age given.    ss REVENTAZON    5. 10. 18.

The ss Reventazon 4050 GT (Elders and Fyffes, Liverpool) was torpedoed and sunk by UC-23 in the Agean Sea, 14 miles SW from Kassandra Point, Gulf of Salonica, whilst in voyage from Salonica to Port Said in ballast. 15 of the crew were lost including the Master.

138. WAITE, H.C.    Aged 26.     ss NARRAGANSETT    16.3.17.

The ss Narragansett 9194 GT (Anglo-American Oil Co. London) was torpedoed and sunk by U-44 in the Atlantic, SW of Ireland in position 50° 12’ N 17° 34’ W, whilst in voyage from New York to London with a cargo of lubricating oil. 46 of her crew were lost including the Master.

139. WALMSLEY, Tom Ernest.    Aged 24.    ss TEELIN HEAD    21.1.18.

The ss Teelin Head 1718 GT (G. Heyn and Sons, Belfast) was torpedoed and sunk by UC-31 in the English Channel, 12 miles SSW from Owers Light Vessel, Selsey Bill, whilst in voyage from Belfast with a cargo of potatoes. 13 of her crew were lost including the Master.

140. WARDROP, John.    Aged 19.    ss HUNTSMOOR    20.2.18.

The ss Huntsmoor 4957 GT (H.M.G. Shipping Controller) was torpedoed and sunk by UB-40 in the English Channel, 23 miles SW from Owers Light Vessel, Selsey Bill, whist in voyage from Le Havre to Southampton in ballast. 20 of her crew were lost including the Master.

141. WATERS, Reginald Peroy.    Aged 18.    ss JUTLAND    19.11.17.

The ss Jutland 2824 CT (Anglo-Bretagne S.S. Co. Cardiff) was torpedoed and sunk by UC-79 in the English Channel, 18 miles NE from Ushant, whilst in voyage from Bilbao to Mlddlesbrough with a cargo of iron ore. 26 of her crew were lost including the Master.

142. WEBSTER, Laurence Sydney.     Aged 17.    ss WAVERLEY    20.12.17.

The ss Waverley 3853 GT (George Pyman S.S. Co.  West Hartlepool) was torpedoed and sunk by
U-35 in the Mediterranean, 33 miles NE from Cape Ivi, Algeria in position 36° 37’ 14 00° 33’ E, whilst in voyage from Newport, Mon., to Port Said with a cargo of coal, iron and wagons. 22 of her crew were lost.

143. WILLIAMS, Leonard James.     Aged 17.     ss MONTEBELLO     21.6.18.

The ss Montebello 4324 GT (Wilson Line Ltd. Hull) was torpedoed and sunk by U-l00 in the Atlantic, 320 miles west by north from Ushant, whilst in voyage from London to Hampton Roads. 41 of her crew were lost including the Master.

144. WILLIAMSON, Harold Charles.     Aged 17.     ss POMERANIAN     15.4.18.

The ss Pomeranian 4241 GT (Canadian Pacific Ocean Services Ltd. Montreal) was torpedoed and sunk by UC-77 in the English Channel, 9 miles from Portland Bill, whilst in passage from London to St. John, NB. 55 of her crew were lost including the Master.

145. WORFOLK, Harold.     Aged 18.    ss BRISTOL CITY     16.12.17.

The ss Bristol City 2511 GT (Hill, Charles and Sons, Bristol) was torpedoed and sunk by U-94
in the Atlantic, southwest of Ireland, whilst in passage from Bristol to New York with a general cargo. 30 of her crew were lost including the Master.

MARCONI MARINE WIRELESS OPERATORS

MEMORIAL REGISTER 1914 – 1918

SECTION 2

MARCONI WIRELESS OPERATORS, IN THE DIRECT EMPLOY OF
THE COMPANY AT THE TIME OF THEIR DEATH, WHO HAVE KNOWN
PLACES OF BURIAL.

146. DAVIES, Victor Edward.    Aged 19.     ss APAPA    28.11.17.

The ss Apapa 7382 GT (African S.S. Co. London) was torpedoed and sunk by U-96 in the Irish Sea, 3 miles NE from Lynas Point in position 53° 26’ N 04° 18’ W, whilst in voyage from West Africa to Liverpool with a general cargo. 77 of her crew were lost.

Mr. Davies’s body was recovered from the sea and he is buried at St. Pancras Cemetery, Middlesex.

147. DAVISON, Thomas.    Aged 26.    ss CRESSINGTON COURT    29.12.18.

The ss Cressington Court 4396 GT (Haldin and Co.  London) was attacked, by gunfire, in the North Sea by an unidentified submarine. This WO was killed during the attack.

Mr. Davison’s body was landed in France and he is buried at Nantes (La Bouteillerie) Cemetery, Loire Atlantique.

148. GLAVES, John Edward.     Aged 18.    HMHS SALTA    10.4.17.

The hospital ship Salta 7284 GT (Admiralty, London) struck a mine, laid by UC-26, in the English Channel, 1 mile North from Whistle Buoy, Le Havre, whilst in passage from Southampton to Le Havre with a cargo of hospital stores. 79 members of the crew lost their lives.

Mr. Glaves body was landed in France and he is buried at Saint Marie’s Cemetery, Le Havre, Seine Maritime.

149. JEFFRIES, Arthur Henry.    Aged 27.     ss LEINSTER    10.10.18.

The ss Leinster 2646 GT (Dublin Steam Packet Co. Dublin) was torpedoed and sunk by UB-123 in the Irish Sea, 7 miles SE from Kish Light Vessel, whilst in passage from Kingstown (now Dun Laoghaire) to Holyhead carrying passengers. 530+  people died including the Master.

Mr. Jeffries body was recovered from the sea and he is buried at Dean’s Grange Cemetery, County Dublin.

150. JUDD, V.H.     No age given.    HMT LUIS    8.6.17.

H.M.Transport LUIS 4284 GT (C. Neilson and Sons, West Hartlepool) was lost on 12 April 1918 in the English Channel. The Tower Hill Memorial register states that this WO died on 8 June 1917 whilst serving in this ship. The cause of death is not recorded.

Mr. Judd is buried in the Suez War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.

151. LEVIS, Stanley.    No age given.     ss MAHANA    8. 10. 16.

There is no record of this ship being sunk or damaged by enemy action. The Tower Hill Memorial register states that this WO lost his life whilst serving in this ship. The cause of death is not recorded.

Mr. Levis is buried in the Suez War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.

152. LINNETT, Stanley William.    Aged 18.    ss FELTRIA    6.5.17.

The ss Feltria 5254 GT (Cunard S.S. Co. Liverpool) was torpedoed and sunk by UC-48 in the Atlantic, 8 miles SE from Mine Kead in position 51° 56’ N 07° 24’ W, whilst in passage from New York to Avonmouth with a general cargo. 45 of her crew were lost including the Master.

Mr. Linnett’s body was recovered from the sea and he is buried at Cobb (Old Church) Cemetery, County Cork.

153. PAYNE, Horace James.     Aged 17.    HMHS SALTA    10.4.17.

The hospital ship Salta 7284 GT (Admiralty, London) struck a mine, laid by UC-26, in the English Channel, 1 mile North from Whistle Buoy, Le Havre, whilst in passage from Southampton to Le Havre with a cargo of hospital stores. 79 members of the crew lost their lives.
Mr. Payne’s body was landed in France and he is buried at Saint Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, Seine Maritime.

154. PHILLIPS, Edward James.     Aged 18.    ss POLESLEY    21.9.18.

The ss Polesley 4221 GT (Farrar, Groves and Co. London) was torpedoed and sunk by UB-88 in the Atlantic, 1 mile North from Pendeen Lighthouse, whilst in passage from Cardiff to France with a cargo of coal. 43 of her crew were lost including the Master.

Mr. Phillip’s body was recovered from the sea and he is buried at Chard Cemetery, Somerset.

155. PINDER, William Edmund.    Aged 19.    ss MEXICO CITY    5.2.18.

The ss Mexico City 5078 GT (Mexico S.S. Co. Hong Kong) was torpedoed and sunk by U-10l in the Irish Sea, 15 miles SW from South Stack Rock, whilst in passage from Liverpool to Alexandria with a general cargo. 29 of her crew were lost including the Master.

Mr. Pinder’s body was recovered from the sea and he is buried at Kirk Christ Lezayre (Holy Trinity) Isle of Man.

156. PROUD, Paul William.    Aged 18.     ss HIGHLAND HARRIS    6.8.18.

The ss Highland Harris 6032 GT (Nelson Line, Liverpool) was torpedoed and sunk by U-96 in the Atlantic, 82 miles NW from Eagle Island, whilst in passage from Liverpool to Rio de Janeiro with a cargo of livestock and general goods. 24 of her crew were lost.

Mr. Proud’s body was recovered from the sea and he is buried at Southport (Birkdale) Cemetery, Lancashire.

157. RICHMOND, David.    Aged 18.    ss MARINA    28.10.16.

The ss Marina 5204 GT (Donaldson Line, Liverpool) was torpedoed and sunk by U-55 in the Atlantic, 30 miles West from Fastnet Rock, whilst in passage from Glasgow to Baltimore with a cargo of whisky 18 of her crew were lost.

Mr. Richmond’s body was recovered from the sea and he is buried at Glasgow Western Necropolis, Scotland.

158. SHEARER, William.     Aged 19.    ss SYCAMORE     25.8.17.

The ss Sycamore 6550 GT (Furness Withy and Co. London) was torpedoed and sunk by UB-61 in the Atlantic, 125 miles northwest from Tory Island, whilst in passage from Baltimore to Liverpool with a cargo of cotton and copper. 11 of the crew lost their lives.

Mr. Shearer’s body was recovered from the sea and he is buried at Gourock Cemetery, Renfrewshire, Scotland.

159.    SINNOTT, Michael Peter.     No age given. HHHS GLENART CASTLE     26.2.18.

The hospital ship Glenart Castle 6824 GT (Union Castle SS Co.) was torpedoed and sunk by
UC-56 in the Bristol Channel, 10 miles West from Lundy Island, whilst in passage from Newport, Mons to Brest. 168 people were lost including the Master..

Mr. Sinnott’s body was recovered from the sea and he is buried at Madron Cemetery, Cornwall.

160. TAGUE, John.    Aged 19.    ss SERULA    16.8.18.

The ss Serula 1388 CT (Cork SS Co, Cork) was torpedoed and sunk by UB-64 in St. Georges Channel, 13 miles NE from Strumble Head, 5 miles NW of Fishguard, whilst in passage from Manchester to Rouen with a general cargo. 17 of her crew were lost including the Master.

Mr. Tague’s body was recovered from the sea and he is buried at Aberffraw (St.Beuno) Churchyard, Anglesey.

161. TURNER, Arthur Harold.    No age given.     ss TORTUGUERRO    26.6.18.

The ss Tortuguerro 4175 GT (Elders and Fyffes Liverpool) was torpedoed and sunk by U-l56 in the Atlantic, 205 miles NW from Eagle Rock in position 55° 50’ N 15° 30’ W, whilst in passage from Liverpool to Kingston, Jamaica, in ballast. 12 of her crew were lost.

Mr.Turner’s body was recovered from the sea and he is buried at Sale Cemetery, Cheshire.

162. WALLEY, Alfred John.    Aged 18.    HMT LLANGORSE    31.10.18.

H.M.Transport Llangorse was attacked in the Mediterranean by an unidentified submarine. During the attack the above WO was badly wounded on 5.12.17. He was landed in France where he died in hospital on 31.10.18.

Mr. Walley is buried In the Mazargues War Cemetery, Bouches du Rhone, France.

163. WILLIAMS, Edward Gough.    Aged 17.    ss GRELDON.    8.10.17.

The ss Greldon 3322 GT (Dulcia S.S. Co. Cardiff) was torpedoed and sunk by U-96 in St. Georges Channel, 7 miles NE from North Acklow Light Vessel, whilst in passage from Birkenhead to Italy with a cargo of coal. 28 of her crew were lost.

Mr.Williams body was recovered from the sea and he is buried Llanengan (St. Einion) Churchyard, Canarvonshire.

164. WRIGHT, Leslie Hardwick.    Aged 18.    ss COYA    29.8.18.

Mr. Wright died of endocarditis whilst serving in the COVA. He is buried in the Syra New British Cemetery, Greece.

MEMORIAL REGISTER – WIRELESS OPERATORS
1914 TO 1918.

SECTION 3

WIRELESS OPERATORS TRAINED BY THE MARCONI COMPANY WHO LOST THEIR LIVES WHILST IN THE DIRECT SERVICE OF SHIPPING COMPANIES OR H.M.G. SHIPPING CONTROLLER.

THESE MEN DO NOT APPEAR ON THE COMPANY ROLL OF HONOUR.

The following Wireless Operators lost their lives in the direct employ of ship owners or H.M.G. Shipping Controller. Unless otherwise stated they have no grave but the sea.

165. ARNOLD, George Arthur.    Aged 25.     ss POWHATAK    6.4.17.

The ss Powhatan 6117 GT (Tank Storage and Carriage Co. London) was torpedoed and sunk by
U-66 in the Atlantic, 25 miles NW from North Rona, Outer Hebrides in position 59° 32’ N 06° 30’ W, whilst in passage from Sabina to Kirkwall with a cargo of fuel oil. 36 of her crew were lost and the Master taken prisoner.

166. BOMONT, Arthur.    No age given.    ss WIMMERA    26.6.18.

The ss Wimmera 3022 GT (New Zealand SS Co. London) struck a mine, probably laid by a commerce raider, in the Pacific, 24 miles NW from Hoopers Point, New Zealand. 16 of her crew were lost including the Master.

167. CARA, Thomas Alfred.     Aged 22.    ss SAMPAN    16.11.18.

This ship was of foreign registration and her fate is not recorded in British records. The Tower Hill Memorial register simply states that this WO was presumed drowned whilst serving in this ship.

Mr. Cara is buried at Gillingham (Woodlands) Cemetery, Kent.

168. COWLEY, Andrew.    Aged 33.    HMHS DONEGAL    17.4.17.

The hospital ship DONEGAL 1885 GT (Midland Railway Co. Derby.) was torpedoed and sunk
by U-2l in the English Channel, 19 miles South from Dean Light Vessel, off Spithead, in position 50° 26’ N 01° 00’ W, whilst in passage from Le Havre to Southampton in the Government service as a hospital ship. 11 of her personnel were lost.

169. DODDS, Philo Epps.    Aged 26.    ss ADDAH    15.6.17.

The ss Addah 4397 GT (Elder Dempster and Co. Liverpool) was torpedoed and sunk by UC-69 in the Bay of Biscay, 35 miles SW from Pointe de Penmarch in position 47° 24’ N 05° 00’ W, whilst in passage from Montreal to Cherbourg with a general cargo. 9 of of her crew were lost.

170.    GARDEN, F.R.    No age given    ss MALOJA    27.2.16.

The ss Maloja 12431 CT (P. and O. S.N. Co.  London) struck a mine laid by UC-6 in the Straits of Dover, 2 miles SW of Dover Pier, whilst in passage from London to Bombay with passengers and general cargo. 122 persons lost their lives.

171.    HARE, Leonard Charles. (Served as JACKSON) Aged 50.     ss SHIMOSA      30.7.17.

The ss Shimosa 4221 GT (J. Barratt and Co. London) was torpedoed and sunk by U-46 in the Atlantic, 3 miles SW from Eagle Island and 3 miles SW from Erris Head, Co. Mayo in position 55° l4’ N 15° 05’ W whilst in passage from Le Havre to Montreal in ballast. 17 of her crew were lost including the Master.

172.    HYDE, George Douglas.     Aged 21.    ss TATARRAX    10.8.18.

The ss Tatarrax 6216 GT (Standard Transportation Co. Hong Kong) was torpedoed and sunk by UC-34 in the Mediterranean, off Rosetta in position 32° 00’ N 30° 45’ E, whilst in passage from Port Said to Alexandria with a cargo of benzene. The exact number of casualties is not known as most of those lost were killed by the fire on board.

173.    MILLINGTON, Robert P.     No age given.    ss APARIMA    19.11.17.

The ss Aparima 5704 CT (Union SS Co. of New Zealand) was torpedoed and sunk by UB-40 in the English Channel, 6 miles SW from Anvil Point, whilst in passage from London to Barry
Roads in ballast. 56 of her crew were lost.

174.    OLIVER, Eric.    No age given.    ss EL CORDOBES    17.2.19.

The ss El Cordobes 5683 GT (Argentine Cargo Line London) struck an unswept wartime mine whilst in passage from London to Le Havre. The number of casualties is not recorded.

Mr. Oliver’s body was landed in France and he is buried at Saint Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, Seine Maritime.

175.    USHER, William Joseph Egerton.     Aged 21.     ss AVA     26.1.17.

The ss Ava 5076 CT (P. Henderson and Co. Glasgow) was torpedoed and sunk by U-45 in the Atlantic, SW of Ireland, whilst in passage from Liverpool to Dakar and Rangoon with passengers and general cargo. 92 people, including the Master, lost their lives.

176.     WILKIE, Albert Hart.     Aged 22.    ss HALIFAX    12.12.17.

The ss Halifax was registered in Canada (Halifax, Nova Scotia) and there is no British record of her fate. The Tower Hill Memorial register states that this WO was presumed drowned whilst serving in this ship.

177. WILSHER, Harold Ernest.     Aged 19.     ss TATARRAX     10.8.18

The ss Tatarrax 6216 GT (Standard Transportation Co. Hong Kong) was torpedoed and sunk by UC-34 in the Mediterranean, off Rosetta in position 32° 00’ N 30° 45’ E, whilst in passage from Port Said to Alexandria with a cargo of benzene. The exact number of casualties is not known as most of those lost were killed by the fire on board.

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