Vessels Lost in WW2 Recorded on the Memorial at Tower Hill

This page includes basic information about the ships and how they were lost, a photo of the relevant panel(s) of the Tower Hill Memorial and information about those that lost their lives extracted from the CWGC database. In the table I have included information about those who served on the ships but who had a normal burial as this seems appropriate to me. In some cases further family information about the individuals may be available on the CWGC website - External Ref. #7.

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She was a 3,442 GRT steam passenger/cargo ship that was sunk on 26 September 1941 by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-203 at position 47° 57' N 24° 05' W. Survivors were aboard Cervantes when she was also torpedoed - see entry HERE.

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Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Thomas Edward Unsworth Barnett 37 25/09/1941 Chief Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 12. Age 37. Son of Benjamin and Jane Barnett; husband of A. M. E. Barnett of Roby Lancashire.
Edmund James Breeze 31 25/09/1941 Butcher Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 12. Age 31
Joseph Corcoran 31 25/09/1941 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 12. Age 31. Son of John and May Elizabeth Corcoran of Liverpool.
Joseph Cosgrove 29 25/09/1941 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 12. Age 29
Philip John Costello 21 25/09/1941 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 12. Age 21. Son of Daniel James Costello and Margaret A. Costello.
Harold Dale 35 25/09/1941 Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 12. Age 35. Son of Harold and Isabella Dale; husband of Dinah Dale of Goodwick Pembrokeshire.
James Dean 46 25/09/1941 Storekeeper Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 12. Age 46. Son of James and Catharine Dean; husband of Ellen Dean of Liverpool.
John Dooley 23 25/09/1941 Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 12. Age 23
George William Charles Doughty 33 25/09/1941 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 12. Age 33. Son of George and Kathleen Mary Doughty; husband of Eva Mary Doughty of Mawdesley Lancashire.
William Fawcett 36 25/09/1941 Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 12. Age 36
Robert James Fisher 37 25/09/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 12. Age 37
Phillip Anthony Fitzmaurice 18 25/09/1941 Galley Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 12. Age 18
Daniel Foley 53 25/09/1941 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 12. Age 53. Husband of Joan Dorothy Foley of Aigburth Liverpool.
Patrick Golden 36 25/09/1941 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 12. Age 36
John Edward Gough 25 25/09/1941 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 12. Age 25
Thomas Hancock 58 25/09/1941 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 12. Age 58
Samuel Inder 19 25/09/1941 Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 13. Age 19
Joseph Jennings 40 25/09/1941 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 13. Age 40. Son of Edward and Mary Jennings.
Evan John Jones 21 25/09/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 13. Age 21. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Griffith Jones of Llanbedrog Caernarvonshire.
Patrick Edward Maguire 35 25/09/1941 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 13. Age 35. Son of Edward and Teresa Maguire; husband of Mary Magiure of Liverpool.
William Atherton Marsden 16 25/09/1941 Cadet Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 13. Age 16. Son of George Atherton Marsden and Beatrice Marsden of Gayton Cheshire.
Ernest Thomas Mitchell 25 25/09/1941 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 13. Age 25
James Moorhouse 26 25/09/1941 Carpenter Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 13. Age 26. Son of Charles and Ellen Moorhouse.
Peter Murphy 46 25/09/1941 Boatswain Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 13. Age 46
Samuel Mccoll 44 25/09/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 13. Age 44. Husband of Elizabeth McColl of Aigburth Liverpool.
Lionel Henry Oneil 29 25/09/1941 Fourth Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 13. Age 29. Son of Hugh and Nancy ONeil of Swindon Wiltshire; husband of Eileen ONeil of Mossley Hill Liverpool.
Walter Phillips 33 25/09/1941 Pantryman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 13. Age 33. Son of Charles and Frances Phillips; husband of Elsie M. Phillips of Liverpool.
John Francis Pierce 33 25/09/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 13. Age 33. Son of James and Ellen Pierce; husband of M. Pierce of Liverpool.
Gerald Cornelius James Plas 28 25/09/1941 Second Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 13. Age 28
Harold William Quinn 37 25/09/1941 First Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 13. Age 37. Son of George and Charlotte Quinn; husband of Margaret Mary Quinn of Lydiate Lancashire.
George Ramsay Reed 24 25/09/1941 Third Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 13. Age 24. Son of George Hoy Reed and Sarah Reed of Liverpool.
Nicholas Rowan 52 25/09/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 13. Age 52. Son of Nicholas and Alice Rowan of Liverpool.
Thomas Rowan 59 16/12/1946 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Liverpool (Ford) Roman Catholic Cemetery Sec. B.A. Grave 427. Age 59. Son of James and Annie Rowan of Liverpool; husband of Emily Rowan of Liverpool.
Edward Ellerton Slater 53 25/09/1941 Chief Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 13. Age 53. Son of Edward Ellerton Slater and Maria Slater; husband of May Slater of Liverpool.
James Frederick Stanley 17 25/09/1941 Second Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 13. Age 17. Son of James Clifford and Elisabeth Jane Stanley of Childwall Liverpool.
William Swift 22 25/09/1941 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 13. Age 22. Son of William and Mary Swift of Newcastle Staffordshire. His brother John Thomas Swift also fell.
William Thomas 29 25/09/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 13. Age 29. Husband of Grace Thomas of Speke Liverpool.
John Travis 44