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.

British Union

She was a 6,987 GRT motor tanker that was sunk on 18 January 1941 by a gunfire from German auxiliary cruiser Kormoran at position 26° 29' N 31° 07' W. An account which can be found at External Ref. #28 describes the sinking and notes that the raider took many survivors aboard including the ship's Master. These were incarcerated as POWs and presumably Mr. Leaman died whilst a POW.

British Union
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Alexander Auld 56 18/01/1941 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 56. Son of John and Isabella Auld.
Stanley Barker 43 18/01/1941 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 43. Son of Roland and Mary Barker; husband of Hilda Barker of Monkseaton Northumberland.
George Frederick Gates 46 18/01/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 46. Husband of Helena Gates of Liverpool.
Ernest Albert Leaman 61 06/04/1942 Greaser Merchant Navy Germany Hamburg Cemetery 7A. B. 11. Age 61
Hogarth George Mack 26 18/01/1941 Second Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 26. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Mack of Duxford. Cambridgeshire.
Thomas Morris 27 18/01/1941 Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 27. Son of Thomas and Margaret Ireland Morris of St. Monance Fife.
John Anderson Porter 34 18/01/1941 Chief Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 34. Son of John and Mary Ann Porter; husband of G. M. Porter of North Shields Northumberland.
Albert Edward Read 29 18/01/1941 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 29
Joseph Daniel Scannell 36 18/01/1941 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 36. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward George Scannell.
Summers Scoble 44 18/01/1941 Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 44

British Venture

She was a 4,696 GRT steam tanker that was sunk on 24 June 1943 by a torpedo fired by Japanese submarine I-27 at position 25° 13' N 58° 02' E.

British Venture
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Adam Abdul Karim 24 24/06/1943 Donkeyman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 24
Ah Tong 43 24/06/1943 Carpenter Merchant Navy China, (including Hong Kong) Hong Kong Memorial Age 43. Husband of Chang Ngishe of Chong Yark. Kwangtung China.
Arjun Nama 27 24/06/1943 Seaman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 27
Peter A. Aronjo 25 24/06/1943 Cook Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 25
Darley Campbell. Barton 45 24/06/1943 Master Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 45. Son of Frank Townend Barton M.R.C.V.S. and of Williamina McKay Barton (nee Matheson); husband of Olive Mary Barton of Gorey Jersey Channel Islands.
James Henry Bradshaw 21 24/06/1943 Second Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 21. Son of Henry and Florence Bradshaw of Alkrington Lancashire.
James Mcmurtry Corbett 22 24/06/1943 Third Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 22. Son of Thomas H. and Margaret A. Corbett.
Robert Coulson 37 24/06/1943 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 37. Son of Edward and Mary Ann Coulson; husband of Rena Coulson of Amble Northumberland.
Luis Dcruz 32 24/06/1943 Pantryman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 32
Minguel Antonio Dcruz 59 24/06/1943 General Servant Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 59
Eric Dawes 20 24/06/1943 Third Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 20. Son of Ernest and Annie Hilda Dawes of Westgate in Weardale Co. Durham.
Joao Xavier De Nazareth 46 24/06/1943 General Servant Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 46
Faqir Baba 28 24/06/1943 Seacunny Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 28
Hasab Mian Ali Sahib 52 24/06/1943 Donkeyman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 52
Ismail Adam 33 24/06/1943 Seacunny Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 33
Appol J. Lobo 42 24/06/1943 General Servant Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 42
Graham Edward Long 30 24/06/1943 Second Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 30. Son of Harold George and Mary Long; husband of Suzanne Irene Long of Westbury-on-Trym Bristol.
Muhammad Adam 32 24/06/1943 Seaman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 32
Muhammad Qadir Dhondu 37 24/06/1943 Seaman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 37
P J Nazareth 55 24/06/1943 Butler Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 55
Gordon Belt Peirson 23 24/06/1943 First Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 23. Son of John Henry and Mary Margaret Peirson.
Qasim Bhiku 21 24/06/1943 Seaman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 21
Edward Sequeira 26 24/06/1943 Scullion Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 26
Sheikh Abdullah Fazl-Ud-Din 51 24/06/1943 Tindal Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 51
Sheikh Adam Sheikh Umar 49 24/06/1943 Bhandary Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 49
Sheikh Ahmad Sheikh Hluhammad 22 24/06/1943 Seacunny Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 22
Sheikh Ali Sheikh Muhammad 21 24/06/1943 Fireman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 21
Sheikh Daud Sheikh Hasan 35 24/06/1943 Pumpman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 35
Sheikh Muhammad Sheikh Ali 46 24/06/1943 Bhandary Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 46
Sheikh Usman Baba 51 24/06/1943 Deck Serang Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 51
Sheikh Usman Sheikh Idris 45 24/06/1943 Donkeyman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 45
Sheikh Yunis Fakhar-Ud-Din 23 24/06/1943 Fireman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 23
Sheikh Yusuf Muhammad Saleh 38 24/06/1943 Fireman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 38
Yusuf Ahmad 67 24/06/1943 Cassab Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 67
Yusuf Ibrahim 24 24/06/1943 Seacunny Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 24
Yusuf Ismail 25 24/06/1943 Seaman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 25

British Vigilance

She was a new 8,093 GRT motor tanker that was hit on 3 January 1943 by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-514 at position 20° 58' N 44° 40' W. The abandoned and burning ship drifted for three weeks and was sunk by two torpedoes fired by U-105 on 24 January 1943.

British Vigilance
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Frederick Baker 53 03/01/1943 Chief Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 53
Francis Butler 20 03/01/1943 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 20. Son of John Butler and of Mary A. Butler of Wigan Lancashire.
John Cranstoun Butterwick 37 03/01/1943 Chief Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 37. Son of John and Dora Butterwick; husband of Marjorie Butterwick of Darlington Co. Durham.
Denzil Theodore Cameron 23 03/01/1943 Fourth Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 23. Son of Lochiel George Cameron and of Ione Lydia Ivy Cameron of Ipswich Suffolk.
Francis George Child 24 03/01/1943 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 24. Son of William John Child and of Elizabeth Jane Child of Penygroes Carmarthenshire.
Joseph Glover 46 03/01/1943 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 46
George Ivan Houghton 17 03/01/1943 Cabin Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 17. Son of John and Louisa Ellen Houghton of Warrington Lancashire.
Bruce Dorian Leith 16 03/01/1943 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 16
Rowland Marshall 53 03/01/1943 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 53. Husband of Martha B. Marshall of South Shields Co. Durham.
George William Milligan 49 03/01/1943 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 49. Son of William and Sarah Milligan; husband of Mary Phillips Milligan of Brighton Sussex.
Robert Mutch 46 03/01/1943 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 46
John Mcclean 48 03/01/1943 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 48. Son of John and Elizabeth McClean; husband of Mary Bridget McClean of Wicklow Irish Republic.
Andrew Mcphail 40 03/01/1943 Assistant Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 40
John Norton 57 03/01/1943 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 57. Husband of Mary Norton of Liverpool.
William Henry Nuttall 21 03/01/1943 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 21. Son of William Henry and Ellen Nuttall of Bootle Lancashire.
Arthur Frederick Parkinson 22 03/01/1943 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 22. Son of A. J. and Evelyn Parkinson of Preston Lancashire.
John Parry 28 03/01/1943 Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 28. Son of Hugh and Margaret Parry of Newborough Anglesey. His brother William Hugh also fell.
William Henry Rogerson 34 03/01/1943 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 34. Son of Roger and Alice Rogerson; husband of Doris Rogerson of Wallasey Cheshire.
Reginald George Sherlock 41 03/01/1943 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 41. Husband of Marie Sherlock of Moreton Cheshire.
Wilfred Ernest Albert Short 19 03/01/1943 Cabin Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 19. Son of James Wilfred and Rose Short of Nailsworth Gloucestershire.
James Thomas 52 03/01/1943 Carpenter Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 52. Son of John and Anne Thomas of Pengwern Flintshire; husband of Elizabeth Thomas of Llangrannog Cardiganshire.
Charles Thompson 22 03/01/1943 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 22. Son of Charles Frederick Thompson and of Isabella Thompson of Sunderland Co. Durham. His father Charles Frederick perished with him.
Charles Frederick Thompson 65 03/01/1943 Boatswain Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 65. Husband of Isabella Thompson of Sunderland Co. Durham. His son Charles perished with him.
William Welch 46 03/01/1943 Chief Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 46. Husband of Phyllis Elizabeth Welch of Liverpool.
Arthur Whiteside 22 03/01/1943 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 22. Son of William and Mary Elizebeth Whiteside of Birkenhead.

British Viscount

She was a 6,895 GRT steam tanker that was sunk on 3 April 1941 by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-73 at position 58° 15' N 27° 30' W - off The Skerries.

British Viscount British Viscount
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
John Robert Atkinson 15 03/04/1941 Deck Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 15
William Caghill Baikie 45 03/04/1941 Master Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 45
John Darley Birdsall 22 03/04/1941 Third Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 22. Son of Hubert Darley Birdsall and Ethel Birdsall of Burniston Yorkshire.
Peter Burgon 30 03/04/1941 Boatswain Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 30. Son of Peter and Mary Ann Burgon.
Isaac Chapple 31 03/04/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 31. Husband of Catherine Chapple of Blyth Northumberland.
Donald Watson Clisham 21 24/11/1943 Mess Room Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tynemouth (Preston) Cemetery Sec. K. Grave 11058. Age 21
David James Davies 20 03/04/1941 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 20. Son of James Davies and of Margaret Anne Davies of New Quay Cardiganshire. His father James perished with him.
James Davies 49 03/04/1941 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 49. Husband of Margaret Anne Davies of New Quay Cardiganshire. His son David James Davies perished with him.
Joshua Emlyn Davies 28 03/04/1941 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 28. Son of Daniel and Hettie Davies; husband of Esther Ellen Davies of New Quay Cardiganshire.
Arthur Elsdon 35 03/04/1941 Carpenter Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 35
William Joshua Evans 23 03/04/1941 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 23. Son of Joshua and Anne Evans of New Quay Cardiganshire.
Salvatore Falzon 42 03/04/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 42. Husband of Ann Falzon of Burradon Northumberland.
John Graham Feint 35 03/04/1941 Chief Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 35. Son of Frederick and Elizabeth Feint; husband of Joan Kathleen Feint of New Brighton Wallasey Cheshire.
William Grainger 55 03/04/1941 Storekeeper Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 55. Husband of L. Grainger of Devonport.
George Hall 27 03/04/1941 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 27
Harold Harbottle 26 03/04/1941 Second Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 26. Son of Robert Frederick Harbottle and of Alice Hilaria Harbottle of South Shields Co. Durham.
Edward Hughes 34 03/04/1941 Chief Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 34. Son of Edward and Amelia Hughes of Sunderland Co. Durham.
George Manson 35 03/04/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 35. Son of George and Ellen Manson; husband of Susan Manson of North Shields Northumberland.
Gilbert Robertson Masson 19 03/04/1941 Apprentice Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 19. Son of Stephen and Barbara C. Masson of Muirend Glasgow.
William Lawrence Mounsey 28 03/04/1941 Third Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 28. Son of Henry and Annie Mary Mounsey of Longtown Cumberland.
Harold Pettitt 39 03/04/1941 First Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 39. Son of Edward and Mary Elizabeth Pettitt; husband of Alice Pettitt of Sheffield.
Thomas Reilly 31 03/04/1941 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 31. Husband of I. D. J. Reilly of Blyth Northumberland.
Charles Rice 31 03/04/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 31. Husband of Evelyn M. Rice of Blyth Northumberland.
Anthony Stivala 35 03/04/1941 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 35. Son of Paul and Mary Stivala; husband of G. Stivala of North Shields Northumberland.
James Stobie 40 03/04/1941 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 40. Husband of Maria Stobie of Blyth Northumberland.
George Henry Strand 34 03/04/1941 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 34. Son of Sidney and Elizebeth Strand.
Charles Swailes 22 03/04/1941 Second Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 22. Son of Benjamin and Florence Swailes of Bradford Yorkshire. Kings Scout.
Gordon Willis 17 03/04/1941 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 17. Son of Michael and Elizabeth Willis of Blyth Northumberland. His brother Matthew perished with him.
Matthew Willis 23 03/04/1941 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 23. Son of Michael and Elizabeth Willis of Blyth Northumberland. His brother Gordon perished with him.

British Workman

She was a 6,994 GRT steam tanker that was sunk on 3 May 1942 by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-455 at position 44° 07' N 51° 53' W.

British Workman
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Kasimier Bolman 30 03/05/1942 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 30. Native of Poland.
Alexander Caithness 58 03/05/1942 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 58. Husband of Eva Caithness of Dundee.
James Forbes 16 03/05/1942 Cabin Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 16. Son of Alexander Graham Forbes and Mary Forbes of Gourock Renfrewshire.
James Macdonald 18 03/05/1942 Cabin Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 18. Son of James and Janet Macdonald of Greenock Renfrewshire.
George Foster Paxton 30 03/05/1942 Third Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 30. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Paxton; husband of Elsie Paxton of South Shields Co. Durham.
Henry Woods 15 03/05/1942 Cabin Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 15. Son of Richard and Mary Woods of Greenock Renfrewshire.
James Morton Wright 03/05/1942 Fireman Canadian Merchant Navy Canada Halifax Memorial Panel 22. Husband of Annabella Wright of Hamilton Ontario.

British Yeoman

She was a 6,990 GRT steam tanker that was sunk on 14 July 1942 by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-201 at position 26° 42' N 24° 20' W.

British Yeoman
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
James Walker Adam 32 14/07/1942 Third Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 32. Son of John and Agnes Emily Adam; husband of Annie Ellen Adam of Glasgow.
Frank Allen 30 14/07/1942 Carpenter Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 30. Son of John and Elizabeth Allen; husband of Elizabeth Allen of South Stanley Co. Durham.
Edward Paul Spencer Attewill 42 14/07/1942 Master Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 42. Son of Arthur and Annie Attewill; husband of Nellie Attewill of New Malden Surrey.
Samuel Barrass 48 14/07/1942 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 48. Husband of Agnes Elizabeth Barrass of North Shields Northumberland.
John Oates Bird 39 14/07/1942 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 39. Son of Thomas and Eleanor Bird; husband of Isabella Agnes Bird of Horsley Hill South Shields Co. Durham.
Benson Leck Blacklock 21 14/07/1942 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 21. Son of Archibald Dowey Blacklock and Elizabeth Blacklock of North Shields Northumberland.
William Edward Brunton 22 14/07/1942 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 22. Son of William and Margaret Brunton of Chirton North Shields Northumberland.
Walter Charles Henry Chapman 20 14/07/1942 Second Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 20. Son of Henry and Alicia Chapman of Armagh Northern Ireland.
Nathaniel Collins 60 14/07/1942 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 60. Son of Samuel and Annie Collins; husband of Patrica Collins of North Shields Northumberland.
Robert Collins 24 14/07/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 24. Son of Nathaniel Collins and of Alice Collins of South Shields Co. Durham.
James William Curry 31 14/07/1942 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 31. Son of James William and Catherine Curry; husband of Margaret Curry of South Shields Co. Durham.
Lawrence Daniel 17 14/07/1942 Cabin Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 17. Son of Lawrence and Florence Daniel of Leeds Yorkshire.
Alan George Davidson 42 14/07/1942 Junior Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 42. Husband of Jane Davidson of Belfast Northern Ireland.
Robert Falconer 20 14/07/1942 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 20. Son of Chief Officer William Falconer and of Elizabeth Manners Falconer of North Shields Northumberland.
Daniel Peter Ferrie 21 14/07/1942 Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 21. Son of Daniel and Mary Ferrie.
Frederick Leighton Gilroy 26 14/07/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 26
George Dalton Harrison 30 14/07/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 30. Son of William Harrison and of Hannah M. Harrison of South Shields Co. Durham.
Leonard Hay 30 14/07/1942 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 30. Son of Margaret Ann Taylor Hay; nephew of Frances Mary Redpath Eklund of Whitley Bay Northumberland.
Norman Henderson 18 14/07/1942 Deck Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 18. Son of Robert and Dorothy Henderson of Wallsend-on-Tyne Northumberland.
William Edward Hindle 17 14/07/1942 Cabin Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 17
Anthony Jennings 36 14/07/1942 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 36. Son of Edward and Mary Ann Jennings; husband of J. Jennings of North Shields Northumberland.
Frederick Ellis Jones 33 14/07/1942 Chief Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 33. Son of John Wynne Jones and Florence Lavinia Jones of Willesden Green Middlesex.
Fritz Gunnar Karlsson 49 14/07/1942 Boatswain Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 49
Cecil Desmond Langstaff 17 14/07/1942 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 17. Son of William Frederick Leonard and Edith Ethel Dorothy Langstaff of Catford London.
Charles Powell Mason, D S C and Bar 42 14/07/1942 First Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 42. Son of Charles Edward and Eliza Mason.
Thomas Robert Miller 20 14/07/1942 Third Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 20. Son of Thomas Robert and Mabel Eliza Miller of Willerby Yorkshire.
Rowland Mcintosh 33 14/07/1942 Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 33
John James Nesbit 17 14/07/1942 Cabin Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 17. Son of John James Nesbit and Mary Jane Nesbit of Whitley Bay Northumberland.
Peter Parker 17 14/07/1942 Apprentice Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 17
William Frederick Peart 18 14/07/1942 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 18. Son of Sarah Jane Peart of North Shields Northumberland.
James Alfred Seal 25 14/07/1942 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 25. Son of John Robert and Esther Seal; husband of Elizabeth Seal of Tynemouth Northumberland.
Charles Surrey 24 14/07/1942 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 24
Robert Taylor 57 14/07/1942 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 57
George Henry Vert 37 14/07/1942 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 37. Son of George and Mary Vert.
Charles Writhman 17 14/07/1942 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 17
William Harkins Wyness 20 14/07/1942 Apprentice Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 20. Son of James McKenzie Wyness and Elizabeth Mary Harkins Wyness of Aberdeen. His brother Capt. James Harkins McKenzie Wyness M.C. R.A. died in the United Kingdom.

Britsum

She was a 5,273 GRT steam cargo ship that was bombed by aircraft on 4 July 1940 at position 50° 04' N 01° 55' W and beached at Selsey bill on 5 July 1940. Overall nine members of her crew were lost so presumably those not recorded by the CWGC were not British.

Britsum
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Wilfred Bell 16 04/07/1940 Pantry Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 16. Son of Andrew and Martha Bell of Hull.

Brittany

She was a 4,772 GRT motor cargo ship that was sunk on 29 October 1942 by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-509 at position 33° 29' N 18° 32' W. She was sailing from The Clyde to Buenos Aires with a general cargo when attacked.

Brittany Brittany
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
David John Collins 20 29/10/1942 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 20
Francis Roger Cridland 16 30/10/1942 Deck Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 16. Son of Francis Herbert and Alice Mary Cridland of Portishead Somerset.
William Fyfe 28 29/10/1942 Electrical Engineer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 28. Son of James and Agnes Fyfe of Old Kilpatrick Dunbartonshire.
John Joseph Garton 40 29/10/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 40. Son of Mr. and Mrs. David Garton; husband of Ethel Muriel Garton of Swansea.
John Edwin Sidney Holgate 21 29/10/1942 Fourth Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 21. Son of Edwin Sidney Holgate and Mary Ethel Holgate of Ilford Essex.
Dennis George Maunder Lewis 19 30/10/1942 Stewards Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 19. Son of George and Ann Lewis.
Francis William May, B E M and Bar 52 30/10/1942 Chief Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 52. Son of George and Katherine May of West Ham Essex; husband of Dorothy May May of Seven Kings Ilford Essex. His son Gnr. Francis George May died in the United Kingdom.
John Morris 20 29/10/1942 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 20. Son of Ernest and Susan Annie Morris of Redland Bristol.
Daniel Murphy 45 29/10/1942 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 45
William Paterson 19 29/10/1942 Third Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 19. Son of David and Agnes Paterson of Edinburgh.
Edward Rooney 33 29/10/1942 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 33. Son of Robert and Mary Ellen Rooney.
William Edward Winsor 32 30/10/1942 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 32. Son of William Bennett Winsor and Mary Winsor; husband of Kezia Winsor. of Crosby Liverpool.

Broadhurst

She was a 1,013 GRT steam cargo that was sunk on 26 July 1940 by a torpedo fired by a German E-boat at a position 4 miles NE of Dungeness.

Broadhurst
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Alexander Roberts Banks 27 26/07/1940 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 27. Son of George William Banks and of Ellen Banks of South Shields Co. Durham.
George Edward Branch 38 26/07/1940 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 38
Sidney Chapman 27 26/07/1940 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 27. Son of Fredrich and Mary Chapman.
William Keeling 63 26/07/1940 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 63. Son of Samuel and Mary Keeling; husband of Georgina Keeling of South Shields Co. Durham.

Brookwood

She was a 5,082 GRT steam cargo ship that was hit on 23 August 1940 by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-37 at position 54° 40' N 27° 57' W and sunk by gunfire.

Brookwood
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Matthew Beresford Merrikin 21 23/08/1940 Fourth Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 21. Age 21