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.

Dalblair

She was a 4,608 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 28 August 1940 by a torpedo fired by Geman submarine U-100 at position 56° 06' N 13° 33' W. The survivors of this incident were rescued by Swedish vessel Alida Gorthon but she was sunk by the same submarine a few hours later.

There were no survivors

Dalblair
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
John Herbert Bruton 59 28/08/1940 Master Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 34. Age 59
James Alexander Craig 43 28/08/1940 Third Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 34. Age 43. Husband of Alice Ann Craig of Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Philip Aubrey Oliver Eaton 27 28/08/1940 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 34. Age 27. Son of Edwin and Margaret Eaton; husband of Ivy Mildred Eaton of Whitley Bay Northumberland.
Morris Gallimore 20 28/08/1940 Fourth Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 34. Age 20. Son of Joseph Gallimore and of Elsie Foster Gallimore of Gateshead Co. Durham.
Thomas Pierce Harkus 21 28/08/1940 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 34. Age 21. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Harkus of South Shields Co. Durham.
Ismail Mohamed 40 28/08/1940 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 34. Age 40
John George Jacobson 34 28/08/1940 Boatswain Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 34. Age 34. Son of Peter Jacobson and of Jane Ann Jacobson of Bridge of Walls Zetland; husband of Jean Elizabeth Jacobson of Leven Fife.
Khan Dado 44 28/08/1940 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 34. Age 44
Khan Mohamed 48 28/08/1940 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 34. Age 48
John Ivor Kinsey 33 28/08/1940 First Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 34. Age 33. Son of David Thomas Kinsey and Margretta Kinsey of Borth Cardiganshire.
Majid Abdul 30 28/08/1940 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 34. Age 30
Thomas Cunningham Mckinlay 19 28/08/1940 Second Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 34. Age 19. Son of Mrs. I. C. McKinlay of Glasgow.
Nathu Mian 29 28/08/1940 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 34. Age 29
Roy Wilson Oxley 16 28/08/1940 Apprentice Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 34. Age 16. Son of Arthur and Ivy Oxley of Hull.
John Reid 25 28/08/1940 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 34. Age 25. Son of Charles and Barbara Reid of Stove Zedand.
Benjamin Jamesion Smith 36 28/08/1940 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 34. Age 36. Husband of Margaret Mary Smith of Cleadon Co. Durham.
John Stanley 21 28/08/1940 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 34. Age 21
Claude Ashworth Walker Thompson 23 28/08/1940 Third Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 34. Age 23. Son of Alfred Grieves Thompson and Nellie Milne Thompson of Wallsend Northumberland.
Leonard Jack Shepherd Thorn 29 28/08/1940 Chief Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 34. Age 29. Son of John Shepherd Thorn and Elizabeth Ellen Shepherd Thorn of Newport Monmouthshire.
Ernest Edward Tyler 18 28/08/1940 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 34. Age 18. Son of Charles E. and Amy S. Tyler of Llechryd Cardiganshire.
Gordon Ambrose Warren 23 28/08/1940 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 34. Age 23
James Whittaker 16 28/08/1940 Cabin Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 34. Age 16. Son of John and Marjorie Whittaker of Barry Glamorgan.
Norman Wise 18 28/08/1940 Apprentice Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 34. Age 18. Son of Mr. and Mrs. T.E. Wise of Withernsea Yorkshire.

Daldorch

She was a 5,571 GRT steam cargo ship that survived the war. According to the CWGC database, the Date of Death of Mr. McLellan was 14 February 1941. Please see the entry for him on the Queries and Omissions page under 'Omissions' HERE. I have found no further information about the death of Mr. Dunn.

Daldorch
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
George William Dunn 30 18/12/1945 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Beverley (St. Mary) Church Cemetery Sec. A. Row K. Grave 53. Age 30. Son of William Selwyn Dunn and Harriet Dunn of Beverley.
William Mclellan 27 14/02/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 34. Age 27

Dalegarth Force

She was a 825 GRT steam cargo ship that was damaged on 28 June 1944 by a gunfire from a shore battery 1 mile SW of Dover. This would have been some time after the initial Normandy landings. Mr. Ellis clearly lost his life in an unconnected event but I have not found out any more about this.

Dalegarth Force
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
William Ellis 63 22/03/1942 Mate Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 34. Age 63. Son of Robert and Jane Ellis; husband of Elizabeth Ellis of Port Dinorwic Caernarvonshire.
Charles Fitzgibbons 37 28/06/1944 Chief Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Dover (St. Jamess) Cemetery Row G. Joint grave 35. Age 37. Son of Sarah Ann Fitzgibbons Birkenhead.
William Leonard Murley Francis 20 28/06/1944 Boatswain Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 34. Age 20. Son of Capt. W. J. Francis and Mrs. J. E. Francis of Moelfre Anglesey.

Dalemoor

She was a 5,796 GRT steam cargo ship that was damaged by aircraft bombing on 13 June 1941 at position 57° 04' N 01° 51' W. Those listed on the Tower Hill memorial lost their lives in this incident. The ship was later sunk by a mine on 15 January 1945 at position 53° 22' N 00° 50' E.

Dalemoor
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Frederick Abbott 28 13/06/1941 Chief Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 34. Age 28. Son of George Edward and Emily Abbott; husband of Elizabeth Abbott of Bolton Lancashire.
Glyndwr Benjamin Brown 21 13/06/1941 Second Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Edinburgh (Seafield) Cemetery Sec. P. Grave 815. Age 21. Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. O. Brown of Woodhead Cheadle Staffordshire.
Leslie Convery Brown 22 13/06/1941 Second Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Edinburgh (Seafield) Cemetery Sec. P. Grave 710. Age 22. Son of Ernest Angus and Mary Brown.
James Henry Evans 20 13/06/1941 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 34. Age 20. Kings Commendation for Brave Conduct. Son of David and Magdalena Evans.
Stanley Moll 20 13/06/1941 Third Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 34. Age 20. Son of George and Anne Moll of Brampton Suffolk.
George Arthur Prest 34 13/06/1941 Master Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 34. Age 34. Son of George Prest and of Louisa E. Prest of Gosforth Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Ivor Donald Richards 18 13/06/1941 Apprentice Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 34. Age 18. Son of Ivor Donald and Martha Richards of Middlesbrough Yorkshire.
William Richard Taylor 46 13/06/1941 Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 34. Age 46. Husband of Elizabeth Mary Taylor of Newcastle-on-Tyne.

Dalesman

She was a 6,343 GRT motor cargo ship that was sunk on 14 May 1941 by bombs from German aircraft at Suda Bay Crete. She was later salvaged by the Italians, was torpedoed by the British, was bombed and sunk again but was ultimately recovered by the Royal Navy and returned to her original owner.

Dalesman
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Karl Viktor Eriksson 42 26/06/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy Germany Rheinberg War Cemetery 7. D. 12. Age 42. Son of Albert Johan and Alma Gustava Eriksson of Eckero Overby Aland Finland; husband of Annie Eriksson.
William Montgomery 47 27/06/1944 Chief Steward Merchant Navy Germany Becklingen War Cemetery 17. B. 2. Age 47

Dalewood

She was a 2,774 GRT steam cargo ship that was damaged by a torpedo on 20 August 1941 fired by an E-boat at position 53° 11' N 01° 05' E.

Dalewood
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
John William Wright Fowle 44 20/08/1941 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Sunderland (Bishopwearmouth) Cemetery Ward 30. Sec. C.C. Grave 99. Age 44
George Cecil Moody 29 20/08/1941 Third Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 34. Age 29. Son of Arthur and Susanna Moody; husband of Ida M. M. Moody of Dunston Gateshead Co. Durham.
Samuel Watson Pickering 32 20/08/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Blyth (Cowpen) Cemetery Sec. J.J. Cons. Grave 2050. Age 32. Husband of Maud Ellen Pickering of Blyth.

Dalfram

She was a 4,558 GRT steam cargo ship was damaged by a mine on 2 May 1942 at position 34° 10' S 17° 49' E. She was sunk on 4 August 1943 by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-181 at position 20° 53' S 56° 43' E. Mr. Dobbie seems to have lost his life in an earlier incident but I have not found any details about this.

Dalfram
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Cyril Stuart Clemitson 29 04/08/1943 Chief Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 34. Age 29. Son of Thomas and Mary Stuart Clemitson of Haydon Bridge Hexham Northumberland.
James Dobbie 39 29/04/1943 Third Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 34. Age 39
Michael Franchi 31 04/08/1943 Third Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 34. Age 31. Son of Enrico and Alice Franchi of South Shields Co. Durham.

Dalhousie

She was a 7,072 GRT motor cargo ship that was intercepted by German raider Stier on 9 August 1942 at position 20° 22' S 24° 40' W. Stier took the entire crew aboard and sank Dalhousie with a torpedo. The crew were transferred to Karl Knudsen on 27 August and taken to Singapore. I don't have further information about the difference in dates of those that lost their lives but presumably several died as POWs.

Dalhousie
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Robert Millar Brown 30 24/09/1945 Third Officer Merchant Navy Japan Yokohama War Cemetery Brit. Sec. R. B. 13. Age 30. Son of Robert Millar Brown and of Elizabeth Brown (nee Thompson) of Edinburgh; husband of Isobel Moira Neilson Brown (nee Turner) of Edinburgh.
George Peter Oliver Grove 29 31/10/1942 Chief Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 34. Age 29
William Spence Calderwood Hart 20 12/11/1943 Boatswain Merchant Navy Myanmar Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery B3. X. 12. Age 20. Son of Thomas McCormack Hart and Elizabeth Douglas Calderwood Hart of Glasgow.
Edward Llewelyn 56 24/02/1945 Chief Officer Merchant Navy Japan Yokohama War Cemetery Brit. Sec. B. D. 8. Age 56. Son of Llewelyn G. and Elizabeth Llewelyn; husband of Annie Llewelyn of Borth-Y-Gest Caernarvonshire.
Battista Serafin 09/02/1945 Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 34.

Dallington Court

She was a 6,889 GRT steam cargo ship that survived the war. A full history of this ship can be found on the Benjidog Ship Histories website HERE. According to the CWGC database, the Date of Death of Mr. Zamudio was 27 February 1941. Information on how he lost his life can be found on the Queries and Omissions page under 'Queries' HERE.

Dallington Court
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Joseph Rene Victor Zamudio 42 27/02/1941 Chief Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Berwick-Upon-Tweed Cemetery Sec CA (Con). Grave 887. Age 42

Dalmore

She was a 5,193 GRT steam cargo ship that survived the war. According to the CWGC database, the Date of Death of Mr. Mitchell was 6 July 1943. Information on how he lost his life can be found on the Queries and Omissions page under 'Queries' HERE.

Dalmore
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
John James Mitchell 54 06/07/1943 Fireman Merchant Navy South Africa Cape Town (Maitland) Cemetery Sec. 4. Grave 101102C. Age 54