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Blairatholl to Bonneville

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.



Blairatholl

She was a 3,319 grt steam cargo ship that was involved in a collision with John Bakke on 26 November 1942 and foundered.at position 51° 25’ N 48° 30’ W.

Blairatholl Blairatholl

UK and Commonwealth Merchant Navy Seamen Recorded as Lost on Blairatholl

Surname Forename Age D.O.D. Rank Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref
ADAMSON ROBERT SHARP 32 27/11/1942 Master TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 17.
ANDREWS ROBERT PATRICK 38 27/11/1942 Donkeyman TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 17.
BALLS CHARLES 39 27/11/1942 Assistant Steward TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 17.
BROADBENT JESSE 26 27/11/1942 Fireman and Trimmer TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 17.
BROOKS NORMAN 22 27/11/1942 Able Seaman TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 17.
CAPPERAULD ANDREW (M.M) 42 27/11/1942 Third Engineer Officer TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 17.
CHEW DOUGLAS JOSEPH 25 27/11/1942 Second Radio Officer TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 17.
COLE JOHN JAMES 27 27/11/1942 Carpenter TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 17.
CRAWFORD ROBERT HEATON 37 27/11/1942 Second Engineer Officer TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 17.
DENNY THOMAS 49 27/11/1942 Donkeyman TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 17.
GRATTON THOMAS 41 27/11/1942 Able Seaman TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 17.
GRIMES JOHN 21 27/11/1942 Greaser TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 17.
HARMAN EDWARD PAUL 29 27/11/1942 Deck Hand TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 17.
HENDERSON CHARLES 18 27/11/1942 Sailor TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 17.
HULME FRANK 36 27/11/1942 Greaser TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 17.
JARVIS CLIFFORD 30 27/11/1942 Able Seaman TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 17.
LEACH GEORGE RICHARD 19 27/11/1942 Sailor TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 17.
LUNNEY LEO 29 27/11/1942 Fireman and Trimmer TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 17.
MARSHALL ROBERT 28 27/11/1942 Fireman and Trimmer TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 17.
MATHERS SYDNEY 21 27/11/1942 Ordinary Seaman TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 17.
MEALAND NICHOLAS 18 27/11/1942 Galley Boy TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 17.
MUIR JOHN 49 27/11/1942 Chief Engineer Officer TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 17.
O'NEILL JOHN 47 27/11/1942 Fireman and Trimmer TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 17.
PICKLES HARRY 38 27/11/1942 First Radio Officer TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 17.
PIKE IVOR ARTHUR 27 27/11/1942 Chief Steward TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 17.
PRITCHARD HERBERT WILLIAM 20 27/11/1942 Ordinary Seaman TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 17.
SNAITH ERNEST 62 27/11/1942 Chief Officer TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 17.
TAYLOR PERCY WILLIAM 28 27/11/1942 Able Seaman TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 17.
TERRILL ERNEST 30 27/11/1942 Sailor TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 17.
THOMAS DAVID 60 27/11/1942 Boatswain TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 17.
TIBBETTS ALLAN 24 27/11/1942 Fireman and Trimmer TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 17.
TOUGH DAVID WRIGHT 41 27/11/1942 Third Officer TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 17.
WALMSLEY ROBERT 57 27/11/1942 Fireman and Trimmer TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 17.
WATSON DAVID ALEXANDER 26 27/11/1942 Second Officer TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 17.


Blairmore

She was a 4,141 grt steam cargo ship that was sunk on 25 August 1940 by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-37 at position 56° 00’ N 27° 30’ W. I have no information about the ship's Master Mr. Campbell being recorded on the CWGC database as having lost his life on 3 August 1940. It may be a typo.

Blairmore

UK and Commonwealth Merchant Navy Seamen Recorded as Lost on Blairmore

Surname Forename Age D.O.D. Rank Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref
BEATTIE HUGH 42 25/08/1940 Fireman and Trimmer TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 17.
CAMPBELL HUGH 61 03/08/1942 Master TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 17.
CLARK STANLEY 37 25/08/1940 Radio Officer TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 17.
NEWMAN WILLIAM ROBERT TODD 23 25/08/1940 Able Seaman TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 17.
OLIVER JOHN 61 25/08/1940 Fireman and Trimmer TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 17.


Blink

She was a 2,701 grt steam cargo ship that was sunk on 12 February 1942 by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-108 at position 35° 00’ N 72° 27’ W. In all 24 seamen lost their lives.

Blink

UK and Commonwealth Merchant Navy Seamen Recorded as Lost on Blink

Surname Forename Age D.O.D. Rank Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref
GEORGE FRANK ALBERT 17 11/02/1942 Ordinary Seaman TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 17.
SITEMAN ROBERT GORDON 20 11/02/1942 Mess Room Boy HALIFAX MEMORIAL Panel 22.


Blue Galleon

She was a 712 grt steam cargo ship that was sunk on 15 November 1940 as a result of being bombed by aircraft at position 52° 57’ N 01° 56’ E.

Blue Galleon

UK and Commonwealth Merchant Navy Seamen Recorded as Lost on Blue Galleon

Surname Forename Age D.O.D. Rank Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref
COATES JOHN LINDSAY 50 15/11/1940 Mate TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 17.
FROST JAMES 43 15/11/1940 Fireman TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 17.
LAING THOMAS WILLIAM 36 15/11/1940 Second Engineer Officer TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 17.


Blue Mermaid

She was a 79 grt spritsail Thames Sailing Barge that was sunk by a mine on 9 July 1941 at a position 8 miles from Clacton on bearing 185°.

Blue Mermaid

UK and Commonwealth Merchant Navy Seamen Recorded as Lost on Blue Mermaid

Surname Forename Age D.O.D. Rank Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref
BIRD PERCY JOHN 38 09/07/1941 Master TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 17.
LUCAS GEORGE WALTER 23 09/07/1941 Mate TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 17.


Bodegraven

She was a 5,541 grt steam passenger/cargo ship that was sunk on 2 July 1944 by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-547 at position 04° 14’ N 11° 00’ W.

Bodegraven

UK and Commonwealth Merchant Navy Seamen Recorded as Lost on Bodegraven

Surname Forename Age D.O.D. Rank Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref
MACANDA FREDERICK 32 02/07/1944 Fireman TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 17.


Bodnant

She was a 5,258 grt steam cargo ship that was sunk on 30 December 1940 as a result of a collision with City of Bedford (which also sank) at position 60° 03’ N 23° 01’ E. The CWGC Database gives Mr Harold's Date of Death as 2 September 1940. Information on how he lost his life can be found on the Queries and Omissions page under 'Queries '.

Bodnant

UK and Commonwealth Merchant Navy Seamen Recorded as Lost on Bodnant

Surname Forename Age D.O.D. Rank Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref
HAROLD CHARLES 52 02/09/1940 Baker TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 17.


Boma

She was a 5,408 grt steam cargo ship that was sunk on 4 August 1940 by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-56 at position 55° 44’ N 08° 04’ W.

Boma

UK and Commonwealth Merchant Navy Seamen Recorded as Lost on Boma

Surname Forename Age D.O.D. Rank Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref
BURKE JAMES LESLIE 26 05/08/1940 Greaser TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 17.
MILLER JAMES THOMAS 24 05/08/1940 Fourth Engineer Officer TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 17.
WEAH EDWARD 33 05/08/1940 Trimmer TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 17.


Bonde

She was a 1,570 grt compound engined cargo ship that was sunk on 5 May 1943 by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-266 at position 53° 28’ N 44° 20’ W.

Bonde

UK and Commonwealth Merchant Navy Seamen Recorded as Lost on Bonde

Surname Forename Age D.O.D. Rank Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref
WAKEMAN WILLIAM 24 05/05/1943 Mess Room Boy TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 17.


Bonneville

She was a 4,665 grt motor cargo ship that was sunk on 9 March 1943 by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-405 at position 58° 45’ N 21° 57’ W.

Bonneville

UK and Commonwealth Merchant Navy Seamen Recorded as Lost on Bonneville

Surname Forename Age D.O.D. Rank Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref
EDMOND CHARLES 18 10/03/1943 Mess Room Boy TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 17.
GILLESPIE JAMES 19 10/03/1943 Mess Room Boy TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 17.
LEWIS BRYN 20 10/03/1943 Second Radio Officer TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 17.
WEALLEANS CECIL 21 10/03/1943 Mess Room Boy TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 17.