WW2: Radio Officers killed at sea 1939 – 1945 (D-F)

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. This work is the copyright © of The Radio Officers’ Association and cannot be reproduced in any form without ROA permission.  This permission will never be withheld for any reasonable request.

MEMORIAL REGISTER: RADIO OFFICERS KILLED AT SEA – 1939 TO 1945 (D-F)

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
25th 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.