In Memoriam – World War One

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.     RMS LEINSTER    10.10.18.

RMS 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 on passage from Dublin to Holyhead carrying passengers. (176 civilian crew and passengers died including the ships Master. Also 391 troops were lost giving a total loss of 567. This is still is the single largest loss of life in the Irish sea).

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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