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Anglo Canadian to Antigone

This page has been updated to include basic information about those that lost their lives. The data is by courtesy of the CWGC and I have included information about those who served on the ships but who had a normal burial as well as those lost at sea and recorded on the Tower Hill memorial. In most cases further family information about the individuals is available on the CWGC website - External Ref. #7.



Anglo Canadian

The name of this ship was actually Anglo-Canadian (with a hyphen). She was a 5,268 grt motor cargo ship that was hit by a bomb from an aircraft on 6 April 1942 at Vizagapatam Roads, Bay of Bengal but survived. She was sunk by a torpedo fired from German submarine U-153 on 25 June 1942 at position 25° 12’ N 55° 31’ W. Somewhat exceptionally, the survivors are reported to have been assisted into lifeboats by the submarine shining a spotlight and were given water and cigarettes.

Anglo Canadian

UK and Commonwealth Merchant Navy Seamen Recorded as Lost on Anglo Canadian

Surname Forename Age D.O.D. Rank Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref
HOUSLEY LEO MAURICE 18 25/06/1942 Third Radio Officer TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 8.


Anglo Indian

The name of this ship was actually Anglo-Indian (with a hyphen). She was a 5,609 grt steam cargo ship that was bombed by aircraft, but not sunk, on 12 February 1942 in the Dutch East Indies. I have not discovered any information about the death of Mr. Harrison.

Anglo Indian

UK and Commonwealth Merchant Navy Seamen Recorded as Lost on Anglo Indian

Surname Forename Age D.O.D. Rank Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref
HARRISON JAMES 05/11/1945 Third Engineer Officer BELFAST CITY CEMETERY Sec. C.2. Grave 46.
MARSHALL HENRY 39 25/08/1942 Chief Steward TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 8.


Anglo Peruvian

The name of this ship was actually Anglo-Peruvian (with a hyphen). She was a 5,457 grt steam cargo ship that was sunk by a torpedo from German submarine U-96 on 23 February 1941 at position 59° 30’ N 21° 00’ W.

Anglo Peruvian

UK and Commonwealth Merchant Navy Seamen Recorded as Lost on Anglo Peruvian (Anglo-Peruvian)

Surname Forename Age D.O.D. Rank Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref
BAILEY JOHN WILLIAM 37 23/02/1941 Fireman and Trimmer TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 8.
BIRD W 27 23/02/1941 Assistant Cook TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 8.
BIRDSEY REGINALD JOHN WILLIAM 21 23/02/1941 Steward TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 8.
BLACKWELL DAVID REGINALD 16 23/02/1941 Boy TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 8.
CHAMBERS JOSEPH BENHAM 23 23/02/1941 Sailor TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 8.
CHARLTON THOMAS 22 23/02/1941 Fourth Engineer Officer TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 8.
CRIMMIN WILLIAM FREDERICK 62 23/02/1941 Able Seaman TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 8.
DEGIORGIS GIUSEPPE 51 23/02/1941 Greaser TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 8.
ELSY ARTHUR 21 23/02/1941 Assistant Steward TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 8.
FIELDING SAMUEL HAROLD 24 23/02/1941 Second Officer TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 8.
GRUNDY NORMAN BENJAMIN 38 23/02/1941 Boatswain TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 8.
HUDSON ARTHUR MATTHEW 33 23/02/1941 Chief Engineer Officer TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 8.
JAGO THOMAS 54 23/02/1941 Fireman and Trimmer TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 8.
LEACH WILLIAM 57 23/02/1941 Cook TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 8.
MILLER GEORGE WALLACE 59 23/02/1941 Second Engineer Officer TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 8.
PACEY RONALD HILLMAN SPENCE 44 23/02/1941 Third Engineer Officer TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 8.
QUICK CYRIL MERVYN 35 23/02/1941 Master TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 8.
QUIRKE PATRICK 24 23/02/1941 Greaser TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 8.
ROE THOMAS HAROLD 19 23/02/1941 Third Radio Officer TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 8.
RUSSELL JOHN INNES 25 23/02/1941 Sailor TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 8.
STANLEY ARTHUR FREDERICK 45 23/02/1941 Donkeyman TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 8.
WALKER PETER 37 23/02/1941 Greaser TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 8.
WHITEHORN ROBERT HARVEY 56 23/02/1941 Chief Steward TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 8.
ZAMMET PAULO 52 23/02/1941 Fireman and Trimmer TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 8.


Anglo Saxon

The name of this ship was actually Anglo-Saxon (with a hyphen). She was a 5,596 grt steam cargo ship that was sunk by gunfire and a torpedo on 21 August 1940 at position 26° 10’ N 34° 09’ W. I am grateful to Ahoy - Mac's Web Log - External Ref. #26, and Billy McGee for the following information:

On the 21st. of August 1940 she was off the west coast of Africa and was sighted by the German Armed Merchant Raider Widder. Her Captain Ruchteschell, decided to wait till darkness fell before he attacked, and at 2008 ( 8.08 PM ) which was only a few minutes before the moon was due to rise, he took his ship on a course directly opposite to that of the unsuspecting British vessel. When he was at a range of only 2,500 yards he opened fire, immediately hitting the Tramp's deck gun, and setting fire to its ready use ammunition. Ruchteschell decided to quickly finish her off, and fired a torpedo, which struck home and the Anglo Saxon promptly sank. There was a report of two boats getting away from the stricken ship, and the Raider noted morse signals being exchanged, and the German Captain decided not to pick up any survivors. He recorded in his war diary, the boats are: " Only 800 miles from the Canaries, and the wind was favourable."

A small boat known as the Jolly boat, had been launched after the torpedoing, and it had seven men on board. The fate of the second boat and its occupants is unknown, other than it was not seen nor heard of again. Of these seven men, only Robert Tascott and Roy Widdiscombe lived to reach the Bahamas. The Jolly boat made one of the longest journeys in maritime history covering some 2,700 miles. After some weeks only two men still lived, Robert and Roy, they noted on the 24th. of September: " All water and biscuits gone, but still hoping to make land." For the remaining 37 days they survived on rainwater, seaweed, and a few small sea creatures. They contemplated suicide, they fought, but managed to live through a three day hurricane, to finally land in the Bahamas on the far side of the Atlantic Ocean on the 30th. of October 1940. They had been battling the elements to survive an amazing sea voyage in a small open boat over 70 days.

Post war the Captain was tried for war crimes, the only Armed Raider Captain to face a court. Able Seaman Robert G. Tascott gave evidence that the Widder opened fire on the boats as they tried to move free from the sinking Anglo Saxon. In his defence, Ruchteschell stated the noise from his guns firing precluded the hearing of any "Cease Fire orders." He was however sentenced to ten years gaol, and died in custody.

Anglo Saxon Anglo Saxon

UK and Commonwealth Merchant Navy Seamen Recorded as Lost on Anglo Saxon (Anglo-Saxon)

Surname Forename Age D.O.D. Rank Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref
ALLNATT WALTER ROBERT THOMAS LOUIS 28 21/08/1940 Able Seaman TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 8.
BEDFORD GEORGE 21 21/08/1940 Cook TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 8.
BRESLER ADOLPHUS 45 21/08/1940 Able Seaman TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 8.
DENNY BARRY COLLINGWOOD 31 21/08/1940 Chief Officer TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 8.
DUNCAN ALISTAIR St. CLAIR 28 21/08/1940 Second Officer TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 8.
ELEY ALBERT 26 21/08/1940 Fireman and Trimmer TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 8.
ELLIOTT STANLEY GEORGE 22 21/08/1940 Able Seaman TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 8.
FLYNN PHILIP ROBERT LIMPENNY 53 21/08/1940 Master TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 8.
FOWLER JAMES 37 21/08/1940 Greaser TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 8.
GORMLEY JAMES JOSEPH 24 21/08/1940 Sailor TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 8.
GREEN VERDUN CHARLES 24 21/08/1940 Fireman and Trimmer TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 8.
HANSEN OSCAR WALDEMAR 47 21/08/1940 Carpenter TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 8.
HAWKS LIONEL HENRY 23 21/08/1940 Third Engineer Officer TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 8.
HOUSTON JOHN INNES 55 21/08/1940 Second Engineer Officer TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 8.
KEYSE TREVOR 19 21/08/1940 Steward TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 8.
MAHER THOMAS FRANCIS 34 21/08/1940 Boatswain TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 8.
MILBURN EDWARD ERNEST 39 21/08/1940 Chief Engineer Officer TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 8.
MORGAN LESLIE JOSEPH 20 21/08/1940 Assistant Cook TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 8.
NICHOLAS ALFRED JOHN 37 21/08/1940 Donkeyman TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 8.
O'LEARY MICHAEL 48 21/08/1940 First Radio Officer TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 8.
OLIVER ANDRES 26 21/08/1940 Fireman and Trimmer TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 8.
PEASTON JOHN DANIEL 29 21/08/1940 Fireman and Trimmer TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 8.
PICKFORD WALTER MURRAY 30 21/08/1940 Third Officer TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 8.
PILCHER ROY HAMILTON 21 21/08/1940 Second Radio Officer TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 8.
PROWSE WILLIAM FREDERICK 18 21/08/1940 Ordinary Seaman TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 8.
RASMUSSEN LARS CHRISTIAN 53 21/08/1940 Fireman and Trimmer TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 8.
RICE THOMAS ALBERT 20 21/08/1940 Fourth Engineer Officer TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 8.
SAVORY ROBERT 33 21/08/1940 Sailor TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 8.
SMITH ALFRED ERNEST 41 21/08/1940 Sailor TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 8.
STUART CHARLES 44 21/08/1940 Fireman and Trimmer TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 8.
TAKLE PHILIP JAMES 16 21/08/1940 Ordinary Seaman TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 8.
TENOW FREDERICK 58 21/08/1940 Fireman and Trimmer TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 8.
TOBIN M 35 21/08/1940 Fireman and Trimmer TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 8.
WALLACE CHARLES JOHN 21 21/08/1940 Fireman and Trimmer TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 9.
WARD GEORGE WILLIAM 20 21/08/1940 Assistant Steward TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 9.
WILLIAMS CHARLES HENRY 29 21/08/1940 Greaser TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 9.
WILLIAMS DAVID JOHN 20 21/08/1940 Fireman and Trimmer TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 9.
WILLIS HARRY ALFRED 40 21/08/1940 Chief Steward TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 9.


Angularity

She was a 501 grt motor cargo ship that was torpedoed by an E-Boat on 5 February 1941 off the East Coast between Ipswich and Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Angularity

UK and Commonwealth Merchant Navy Seamen Recorded as Lost on Angularity

Surname Forename Age D.O.D. Rank Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref
BURGESS ARTHUR GEORGE 62 06/02/1941 Mate TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 9.
DACK HENRY CHARLES 24 06/02/1941 Ordinary Seaman TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 9.
DOUGHTY HORACE JAMES 22 06/02/1941 Able Seaman TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 9.
JOPLING EDWARD 49 06/02/1941 Ordinary Seaman TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 9.
MANNING LESLIE HERBERT 20 06/02/1941 Able Seaman TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 9.
RICHMOND PERCY WALTER 65 06/02/1941 Master TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 9.


Annavore

She was a 3,324 grt steam cargo ship that torpedoed and sunk on 21 December 1941 by German submarine U-567 at position 26° 10’ N 34° 09’ W.

Annavore

UK and Commonwealth Merchant Navy Seamen Recorded as Lost on Annavore

Surname Forename Age D.O.D. Rank Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref
BLACKMAN HORACE RONALD 16 21/12/1941 Trimmer TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 9.


Anonity

She was a 303 grt motor cargo ship that was sunk on 4 March 1941 by a mine approximately 1.5 miles SE of Skegness pier.

Anonity

UK and Commonwealth Merchant Navy Seamen Recorded as Lost on Anonity

Surname Forename Age D.O.D. Rank Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref
LOBBAN IAN COOK 43 04/03/1941 Second Engineer Officer TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 9.
MANTRIPP ROBERT JAMES 42 04/03/1941 Chief Engineer Officer TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 9.
PEGG JOHN JAMES 16 04/03/1941 Ordinary Seaman TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 9.
SARGENT THEODORE ALBERT PEARCE 31 04/03/1941 Master TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 9.


Anselm

She was a 5,954 steam passenger/cargo vessel that was sunk on 5 July 1941 by two torpedoes fired by German submarine U-96 at position 44° 25’ N 28° 35’ W. She was used as a troop ship during the war.

Anselm

UK and Commonwealth Merchant Navy Seamen Recorded as Lost on Anselm

Surname Forename Age D.O.D. Rank Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref
BEATY THOMAS 19 05/07/1941 Assistant Butcher TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 9.
MAHER EDWARD 19 05/07/1941 Trimmer TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 9.
MOULD RICHARD ANDREWS 35 05/07/1941 Second Engineer Officer TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 9.
PERRY ROBERT 32 05/07/1941 Trimmer TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 9.


Anshun

She was a 3,188 grt motor passenger/cargo ship that was bombed by an aircraft on 10 December 1941 at Manila harbour but survived. She was subsequently sunk on 6 September 1942 by gunfire from Japanese warship Tatsuta at Milne Bay New Guinea.

Anshun

UK and Commonwealth Merchant Navy Seamen Recorded as Lost on Anshun

Surname Forename Age D.O.D. Rank Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref
BENNETT JAMES WILLIAM 39 10/12/1941 Chief Officer TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 9.


Antigone

She was a 4,545 grt steam cargo ship that was torpedoed and sunk on 11 May 1943 by a torpedo from German submarine U-402 at position 40° 30’ N 32° 30’ W.

Antigone

UK and Commonwealth Merchant Navy Seamen Recorded as Lost on Antigone

Surname Forename Age D.O.D. Rank Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref
BUCHANAN JOHN 21 11/05/1943 Fireman and Trimmer TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 9.
SNEDDON THOMAS 23 11/05/1943 Able Seaman TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 9.
THOMSON NORMAN MACLEOD 34 11/05/1943 First Radio Officer TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 9.