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.

Clune Park (Clunepark)

The correct name of the ship was apparently Clunepark (one word). She was a 3,491 GRT steam cargo ship that survived the war but was damaged on 12 February 1941 by gunfire from German raider Admiral Hipper about 200 miles SE of the Azores.

Clune Park (Clunepark)
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Patrick Comerford 52 12/02/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 52. Husband of Catherine Comerford of Fethard-on-Sea Co. Wexford Irish Republic.
Adam Paterson Halliday 19 12/02/1941 Apprentice Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 19. Son of Adam and Isabella Halliday of Lanark.
Abdul Hug 21 12/02/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 21
Meah Askir 22 12/02/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 22
Meah Gabroo 29 12/02/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 29
Leslie Taylor 20 12/02/1941 Apprentice Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 20. Son of Jonathan and Christina Taylor of Rosehearty Aberdeenshire.
William David Thomas 30 12/02/1941 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 30. Son of John Daniel and Lillian Thomas of Borth Cardiganshire.
John Thomas Williams 18 12/02/1941 Mess Room Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 18. Son of William and E. Williams of Middlesbrough Yorkshire.

Coamo

She was a 7,057 GRT steam passenger/refrigerated cargo ship that was sunk on 2 December 1942 by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-604 at position 48° 45' N 23° 30' W. She was a US ship hence only Mr. Jackson is recorded on the memorial - overall 186 people were killed. A list of all those on board who lost their lives can be found at External Ref. #29.

There were no survivors

Coamo
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Norman Jackson 01/12/1942 Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31.

Coast Wings

She was a 1,916 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 26 September 1940 by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-46 at position 49° 30' N 15° 00' W.

There were no survivors

Coast Wings
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Sidney James Brix 33 27/09/1940 Chief Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 33. Son of Sydney and Rose Brix; husband of Lily Brix of Penarth Glamorgan.
Ernest W. Clarke 54 27/09/1940 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 54
John Ashley Clause 65 27/07/1940 Cook Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 65
Frederick Thomas Cooper 38 27/09/1940 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 38
Evan Phelps Davies 36 27/09/1940 Master Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 36. Son of Capt. J. G. Davies and Sarah Davies; husband of Blodwen J. Davies of Merthyr Tydfil Glamorgan.
George Frederick Hardy 23 27/09/1940 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 23. (served as HUNT Reginald Thomas Rowe). Son of George Edward and Nellie Maud Hardy of Moorhampton Herefordshire.
Benjamin Frederick Jones 24 27/09/1940 Mess Room Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 24
Stanley Jones 24 27/09/1940 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 24
Arthur John Ley 21 27/09/1940 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 21
Frederick Beaumont Lindridge 27 27/09/1940 Boatswain Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 27. Son of Benjamin and Ada Lindridge of Gravesend Kent.
John Mallig 20 27/09/1940 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 20. Son of Spiru Mallig and of Josephine Mallig (nee Gardes) of Sliema Malta G.C.
Mullah Kalla 36 27/09/1940 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 36
Allan Macintyre 33 27/09/1940 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 33. Son of Malcolm and Flora MacIntyre; husband of Mary Violet MacIntyre of Swansea.
Haydon John Pedrick 17 27/09/1940 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 17. Son of Frank and Edith Mary Pedrick of Leigh-on-Sea Essex.
Benjamin Redmond 32 27/09/1940 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 32. Son of Benjamin P. and Mary Jane Redmond of Kilbride Co. Wicklow. Husband of Mary I. Redmond of Ballybrittas Co. Leix Irish Republic.
Robert Sampson 36 27/09/1940 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 36. Son of Shaik and Rufeat of Cape Town South Africa.

Cochrane

She was a 7,203 GRT steam refrigerated cargo ship that survived the war. According to the CWGC database, the Date of Death of Mr. Teall was 10 December 1944. Information on how he lost his life can be found on the Queries and Omissions page under 'Queries' HERE.

Cochrane
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Alfred Lloyd Teall 49 10/12/1944 Chief Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 49. Husband of Elsie Teall of Liverpool.

Coimbra

She was a 6,768 GRT steam tanker that was hit on 15 January 1942 by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-123 and sunk by gunfire at position 40° 25' N 72° 21' W (near Long Island New York).

Coimbra
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Andrew Anderson 33 14/01/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 33. Son of John and Elizabeth Anderson.
Frederick Armson 18 14/01/1942 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 18. Son of Frederick and Kathleen Armson of Salford Lancashire.
John Patrick Barnard 36 14/01/1942 Master Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 36. Husband of M. C. Barnard of Chalfont St. Peter Buckinghamshire.
John Beckett 23 14/01/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 23
Sidney Baker Boddy 35 14/01/1942 Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 35
Brian Gray Booker 17 14/01/1942 Third Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 17. Son of W. H. T. and D. Erma Booker of Henfield Sussex.
Michael Byrne 24 14/01/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 24. Son of Michael and Frances Byrne of Liverpool.
Kenneth Ewen 29 14/01/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 29
James Joseph Finan 23 14/01/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 23. Son of Thomas and Anne Finan of Ballymote Co. Sligo Irish Republic.
John Richard Harris 23 14/01/1942 Boatswain Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 23
Thomas Bernard Harris 23 14/01/1942 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 23. Son of James and Annie Harris of Birkenhead.
Arthur Edward Hebron 22 14/01/1942 Fourth Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 22
Edward Reid Kelso 50 14/01/1942 Storekeeper Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 50. Son of James and Mary Kelso of Camelon Falkirk Stirlingshire.
John Douglas King 24 14/01/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 24
Herbert Kitchen 21 14/01/1942 Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 21. Son of Frederick Henry and Margaret Kitchen; husband of Eva C. Kitchen of Rochdale Lancashire.
James Millar 55 14/01/1942 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 55. Son of Robert and Jean Millar; husband of Mary Livingstone Millar of Greenock Renfrewshire.
Francis John Patrick Murphy 32 14/01/1942 Second Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 32
Stanley Notzing 42 14/01/1942 Chief Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 42. Son of Herman and Margaret Notzing; husband of Alice Notzing of Salford Lancashire.
William Nugent 41 14/01/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 41
Cecil James Redford 34 14/01/1942 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 34. Son of John James Redford and Eugenie Harriett Redford; husband of Ann Cormack Redford of Castlerock Co. Londonderry Northern Ireland.
Rolf Bjarne Rolfsen 34 14/01/1942 Third Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 34
Arthur James Henry Savory 19 14/01/1942 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 19. Son of James Henry and Mabel Elizabeth Savory of Reading Berkshire.
William Richard Sutherland 30 14/01/1942 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 30. Son of William and Jeannie Sutherland of Pittenweem Fife.
George Hopper Turnbull 53 14/01/1942 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 53. Husband of Ann Turnbull of Enfield Middlesex.
Augustus Walker 24 14/01/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 24. Son of Robert and May Walker; husband of Elsie Walker of Salford Lancashire.
Alfred Colin Watt 27 14/01/1942 Third Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 27. Son of James and Bessie Watt of Otahuhu Auckland New Zealand.
Thomas Edward Wood 20 14/01/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 20
Jack Young 22 14/01/1942 Carpenter Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 22. Son of Robert and Elizabeth Young of Swinton Lancashire.

Collingdoc

She was a 1,780 grt steam cargo ship that hit a mine on 13 July 1941 at a position 4 cables from Southend Pier on a bearing of 200°. She was later scuttled at Scapa Flow - March 1942.

Collingdoc
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
William Edward Stutchbury 33 13/07/1941 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 33. Son of William and Catherine Stutchbury; husband of Olive Stutchbury of Boldon Colliery Co. Durham.
William Martin Wilson 51 13/07/1941 First Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom South Shields (Harton) Cemetery Sec. 9. Grave 8107. Age 51. Son of John George and Margaret Ann Wilson of South Shields; husband of Alice Jane Wilson of Simondside. South Shields.

Commissaire Ramel

She was a 8,308 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 9 September 1940 by gunfire from German raider Atlantis at position 28° 30' S 74° 13' E.

Commissaire Ramel
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Nenet Man 44 20/09/1940 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 44
Alfred Taylor 43 20/09/1940 Lamp Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 43. Husband of Myrtle Taylor of Merrickville New South Wales Australia.
Victor Trist 44 20/09/1940 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 44

Conakrian

She was a 4,8876 GRT steam cargo ship that survived the war but was damaged on two occasions. She was hit by a torpedo fired by an aircraft on 20 October 1940 at a position 9 miles from Girdleness on a bearing of 130°. And hit a mine on 15 April 1945 at position 51° 20' N 02° 36' E. Mr. Agoro lost his life on the first of these events. After the ship was mined she was taken to the Tyne. There is a history of this ship with photographs on the Benjidog Ship Histories website HERE and a short account of her from Stan Mayes HERE.

Conakrian
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
William Thomas Agoro 19 20/10/1940 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 19. Son of Thomas and Isobel Agoro of Liverpool.

Condylis

She was a 4,439 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 10 August 1942 by torpedoes fired by two German submarines U-660 and U-438 at position 57° 00' N 22° 30' W. Nine lives were lost overall so the others were presumably on non-British nationality

Condylis
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
John Henry Kempster Tate 17 10/08/1942 Galley Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 17. Son of Henry Kempster Tate and Elizabeth Tate of Amble Northumberland.

Confederate

She appears to have been a 202 grt trawler. According to the CWGC database, Mr. Jensen was a diver who lost his life on 22 April 1941. Please see the entry for him on the Queries and Omissions page under 'Omissions' HERE.

Confederate
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Jens Jensen 31 22/04/1941 Diver Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 31. Age 31