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.

Empire Clough

She was a 6,147 GRT motor cargo ship that was sunk on 10 June 1942 by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-94 at position 51° 50' N 35° 00' W. She was sunk on her maiden voyage.

Empire Clough
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Abdool Awang Ben 15/06/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39.
Manuel Alvarez 50 24/06/1942 Storekeeper Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 50. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Antonio Alvarez of San Vincent Cape Verde; husband of Marie Alvarez of Liverpool.
Joseph Gerald Naya 31 09/06/1942 Carpenter Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 31. Son of Jacinto and Maria Naya; husband of Margaret Naya of Liverpool.
Andrew Van Staden 28 13/06/1942 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 28

Empire Comet

She was a 6,194 GRT motor cargo ship that was sunk on 17 February 1942 by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-136 at position 58° 15' N 17° 10' W.

There were no survivors

Empire Comet
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Robert William Anderson 22 19/02/1942 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 22. Son of James and Harriet M. Anderson of Eshaness Lerwick Zetland.
James Thomas Arthur Balfour 20 19/02/1942 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 20
Richard Douglas Brook 16 19/02/1942 Apprentice Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 16
Alexander Gartshore Christie 24 19/02/1942 Junior Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 24
Russell Douglas Clarke 23 19/02/1942 Chief Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 23. Son of Frederick William Benjamin Clarke M.B.E. and Doris Rebecca Clarke of Forest Gate Essex. His brother Walter Denis perished with him.
Walter Denis Clarke 18 19/02/1942 Assistant Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 18. Son of Frederick William Benjamin Clarke M.B.E. and Doris Rebecca Clarke of Forest Gate Essex. His brother Russell Douglas perished with him.
William Davies 19 19/02/1942 Cabin Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 19. Son of Frederick C. and Gertrude Davies of Newport Monmouthshire.
Edward Albert Dearson 41 19/02/1942 Boatswain Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 41. Son of Edward Dearson and of Hannah Frances Dearson of Forest Gate Essex.
Maurice Ernest Diggle 20 19/02/1942 Junior Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 20. Son of Ernest and Mary Agnes Diggle of Urmston Lancashire.
James Donnelly 19/02/1942 Assistant Steward Canadian Merchant Navy Canada Halifax Memorial Panel 21.
Joseph Frodsham 33 19/02/1942 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 33. Son of Richard and Sarah Ellen Frodsham; husband of Edith Frodsham of Birkenhead.
Robert Alfred Garrick 24 19/02/1942 Third Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 24
William Hugh Grange 27 19/02/1942 Junior Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 27. Son of William Hugh and Rebecca Grange.
Charles Christie Grierson 27 19/02/1942 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 27. Son of Margaret Currie Grierson of Greenock Renfrewshire.
Wilfred Donald Mowat Halcrow 21 19/02/1942 Carpenter Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 21. Son of Andrew and Margaret Halcrow of Hamnavoe Zetland.
David Herd 28 19/02/1942 Donkeyman and Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 28
William Weir Lindsay 20 19/02/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 20. Son of Charles and Helen Lindsay of Portsoy Banffshire.
Murdo Macdonald 20 19/02/1942 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 20. Son of Donald Macdonald and Christina Macdonald (nee Maciver) of Stornoway Isle of Lewis.
James William Melvin 29 19/02/1942 Second Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 29
John Alexander Milne 24 19/02/1942 Third Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 24
William John Morrow 38 19/02/1942 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 38. Son of William John and Edith Ellen Morrow; husband of Maud Elsie Morrow of Glengormley Co. Antrim Northern Ireland.
James Terence Mullen 20 19/02/1942 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 20. Son of Thomas Joseph and Bridget Mullen of Birkenhead.
Bernard Mcentaggart 30 19/02/1942 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 30. Son of Patrick John and Anne Marie McEntaggart; husband of Mary Josephine McEntaggart of Plaistow Essex.
Sidney Alexander Mcilroy 26 19/02/1942 Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 26
James Arthur Nicolson 25 19/02/1942 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 25. Son of James A. and Ellen Nicolson. His brother Andrew Bruce Nicolson also fell.
Albert Leslie Putz 19 19/02/1942 Second Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 19. Son of Albert Edgar and Margaret Jane Putz of Burry Port Carmarthenshire.
Ernest Richardson 20 19/02/1942 Third Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 20
Angus Bannerman Robertson 16 19/02/1942 Apprentice Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 16. Son of John J. and Mary Robertson of Inverurie Aberdeenshire.
Edward Scott 22 19/02/1942 Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 22. Son of Edward and Susan Scott; nephew of Agnes M. Suffern of Carnmoney Co. Antrim Northern Ireland.
John Simm 41 19/02/1942 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 41. Son of Arthur and Mary Ann Simm; husband of Bertha Simm of Sidcup Kent.
William Tierney 23 19/02/1942 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 23. Son of Patrick and Mary Tierney of Belfast Northern Ireland.
John Anderson Tulloch 27 19/02/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 27. Son of Robert and Gilbertha Tulloch of Scalloway Zetland. His brother Robert William perished with him.
Robert William Tulloch 25 19/02/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 25. Son of Robert and Gilbertha Tulloch of Scalloway Zetland. His brother John Anderson Tulloch perished with him.
Charles Watson 28 19/02/1942 First Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 28. Son of Charles and Catherine Watson; husband of Janet Watson of Greenock Renfrewshire.
Hector Rayment Willis 40 19/02/1942 Master Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 40. Son of William Rayment Willis and Ada Dent Willis; husband of Ethel Irene Willis of Sunderland Co. Durham.
Norman Spence Winthorpe 20 19/02/1942 Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 20. Son of John Spence Winthorpe and Eleanor Ann Winthorpe of Birkenhead.
Harry Wood 19 19/02/1942 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 19. Son of John H. and Grace D. Wood of Roe Brae Zetland.

Empire Conveyor

She was a 5,896 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 20 June 1940 by a torpedo fired by German submarine, believed to have been U-122, at position 56° 16' N 08° 10' W.

Empire Conveyor
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
William Cook 53 20/06/1940 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 53. Son of Alexander and Elizabeth Cook.
Richard Huzzey 34 20/06/1940 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 34. Husband of F. M. Huzzey of Port Tennant Swansea.
Finlay B. Macintyre 49 20/06/1940 Master Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 49. Son of William and Mary Macintyre; husband of Hilda M. Macintyre of Glasgow.

Empire Corporal

She was a 6,972 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 14 August 1942 by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-598 at position 21° 45' N 76° 10' W.

Empire Corporal
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Aaron Evans 21 14/08/1942 Fifth Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 21. Son of Aaron and Ellen Evans of Barrow-in-Furness Lancashire.
William Hardy 27 14/08/1942 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 27
R S James 30 14/08/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 30
Robert Alexander Cameron Macintyre 56 14/08/1942 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 56. Twice awarded Kings Commendation for Brave Conduct. Merchant Navy. Son of A. and Catherine Macintyre; husband of Fernande M. Macintyre of Southampton.
William Manson 58 14/08/1942 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 58

Empire Cowper

She was a 7,161 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 11 April 1942 as a result of aircraft bombing at position 71° 01' N 36° 00' E.

Empire Cowper
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Frank Davies 25 11/04/1942 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 25
Peter Edward Fraser 36 11/04/1942 Boatswain Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 36. Son of James Edward and Elizabeth Cheyne Fraser of South Shields Co. Durham.
William Hearn 56 14/04/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 56
Edmond Ambrose Horsfield 26 11/04/1942 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 26. Kings Commendation for Brave Conduct. Son of Edmund and Edith Windsor Horsfield; husband of Gertie Horsfield of Hull.
Bernard Kristiansen 63 11/04/1942 Carpenter Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 63. Son of Kristian Olsen Kristiansen and Anna Kristiansen; husband of Mary H. Kristiansen.
Stewart Mulligan 37 11/04/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 37. Son of John and Elizabeth Mulligan.
Thomas Bolton Patterson 58 11/04/1942 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 58. Husband of Rachel Patterson of North Shields Northumberland.
John Sherry 34 11/04/1942 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 34. Son of Louis and Catherine Sherry; nephew of Christina Murray of Waternish Isle of Skye.
John Tulloch 33 11/04/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 33. Son of Laurence and Catherine Tulloch.

Empire Cromwell

She was a 5,970 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 28 November 1942 by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-508 at position 09° 00' N 58° 30' W.

Empire Cromwell Empire Cromwell
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Ali Hassan 31 28/11/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 31
Ali Taher 28/11/1942 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39.
Ali Yaz 31 28/11/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 31
Karl Anderson 18 28/11/1942 Mess Room Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 18. Son of Elsie May Anderson of Cardiff.
Thomas George Brayley 25 28/11/1942 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 25
Charles Burton 23 28/11/1942 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 23. Son of William and Elisabeth Burton of Taffs Well Glamorgan.
Philip Dent 39 28/11/1942 Master Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 39. Husband of Mary Elizabeth Dent of Lochleys South Australia.
Gaffoor Abdul 25 28/11/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 25
Iorweth Griffiths 23 28/11/1942 Fourth Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 23. Son of John and Sarah Ann Griffiths of Llangennech Carmarthenshire.
William Ham 25 28/11/1942 Assistant Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 25. Son of Joseph and A. Ham of Ely Cardiff.
Peter Johansen 65 28/11/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 65
William Stacey Leach 40 28/11/1942 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 40. Son of William Stacey Leach and Esther Leach; husband of Margaret Nora Leach of Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Ernest Roy Lupton 24 28/11/1942 Second Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 24. Kings Commendation for Brave Conduct. Son of Mrs. L. M. Lupton of Gillingham Kent. Lloyds Medal for bravery.
David Nathan 51 28/11/1942 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 51
Noor Abdul 26 28/11/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 26
John Harold Reed 45 28/11/1942 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 45
John Ritchie 30 28/11/1942 Chief Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 30
Rossan Mohamed 25 28/11/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 25
Suma Elmi Samman 38 28/11/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 38. Husband of Doris Samman of Cardiff.
Arthur Charles Shellard 24 28/11/1942 Third Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 24. Son of Henry and Mary Shellard; husband of Iris Shellard of Pontnewydd Monmouthshire.
Ullah Sona 28 28/11/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 28

Empire Crossbill

She was a 5,462 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 11 September 1941 by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-82 at position 63° 14' N 37° 12' W.

There were no survivors

Empire Crossbill
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Gordon Todd Anderson 18 11/09/1941 Third Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 18. Son of George and Prudence Bennett Anderson of Cockerton Darlington Co. Durham.
Winsor Banks 31 11/09/1941 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 31. Son of Edward and Rosa Banks of Cardiff; husband of Winifred Mary Banks of Barry Glamorgan.
Ernest Bergman 20 11/09/1941 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 20
James Biddle 20 11/09/1941 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 20. Son of Edward James Biddle and Lydia Emma Biddle of Alperton Wembley Middlesex.
James Lewis Bolton 28 11/09/1941 Carpenter Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 28. Son of Samuel John and Helen Gertrude Bolton; husband of Mary Elizabeth Bolton of West Hartlepool Co. Durham.
Frederick Charles Bowman 25 11/09/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 25. Son of Frederick Byers Bowman and of Mary Bowman of West Hartlepool Co. Durham; husband of Mary Ann Bowman of West Hartlepool.
Archibald Brackstone 26 11/09/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 26
Ian Stephenson Calder 24 11/09/1941 Second Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 24. Son of Robert and Mary Calder of Crawcrook Ryton Co. Durham.
Sydney Carroll, B E M and Bar 19 11/09/1941 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 19. Son of Philip and Charlotte Annie Carroll of West Hartlepool Co. Durham.
Ronald Victor Castle 22 11/09/1941 Fourth Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 22. Son of Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Castle of River Dover.
George Robert Collinson 22 11/09/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 22. Son of George Robert Collinson and of Mary Jane Collinson of West Hartlepool Co. Durham.
Emerson Clarke Davies 11/09/1941 Second Radio Officer Canadian Merchant Navy Canada Halifax Memorial Panel 17. Son of Grace Kidd Davies of Scott Saskatchewan.
Harold Dunn 16 11/09/1941 Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 16
John James Dunn 55 11/09/1941 Water Tender Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 55. Husband of Hannah Dunn of West Hartlepool Co. Durham.
Edmund Albert Gough 20 11/09/1941 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 20
Sigvard Gronhaug 45 11/09/1941 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 45. Son of Sigvard Nicholas Gronhaug and Marie Gronhaug.
Reginald Sidney Colvin Heraghty 21 11/09/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 21. Son of Captain Colvin Heraghty and Mrs. E. H. Heraghty of Valletta Malta G.C.
Reginald Hodgson 43 11/09/1941 Third Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 43. Husband of Charlotte Hodgson of Stocksfield Northumberland.
Herbert Jeffreys 19 11/09/1941 Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 19
Martin Albert Jonnild 46 11/09/1941 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 46. Son of Ferdinand and Loiuse Pederson; husband of Eleanora K. Jonnild of Copenhagen Denmark.
George Henry Liddle 20 11/09/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 20. Son of Henry and Annie Liddle of West Hartlepool Co. Durham.
Thomas Linighan 17 11/09/1941 Deck Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 17. Son of John Linighan M.M. and Priscilla Linighan of West Hartlepool Co. Durham.
Frederick Philip Mallon 26 11/09/1941 First Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 26. Son of Frederick and Gertrude Mallon.
Michael Macdougall 11/09/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Canadian Merchant Navy Canada Halifax Memorial Panel 19. Husband of Catherine E. MacDougall of Sydney Mines Nova Scotia.
Fraser Macleod 11/09/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Canadian Merchant Navy Canada Halifax Memorial Panel 19.
George William Mcintosh 49 11/09/1941 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 49. Husband of Louisa Hume McIntosh of North Shields Northumberland.
Henry Ronald Oliver 30 11/09/1941 Chief Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 30. Son of Arthur Henry Oliver and of Ellen Oliver of Newcastle-on-Tyne.
John Close Pearson 35 11/09/1941 Boatswain Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 35. Son of Robert and Alice Pearson; husband of Ellen Jane Pearson.
John Piercey 11/09/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Canadian Merchant Navy Canada Halifax Memorial Panel 19.
Clarence Stanley Renshaw 40 11/09/1941 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 40. Son of John William and Eliza Renshaw; husband of Elsie Renshaw of Gosforth Newcastle-on-Tyne.
James Leonard Roberts 16 11/09/1941 Cabin Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 16. Son of J. W. and Agnes May Roberts of West View Hartlepool Co. Durham.
Charles William James Sexton 46 11/09/1941 Chief Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 46
Bernard Smyth 47 11/09/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 47
Idris James Stevenson 20 11/09/1941 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 20
Eric Robinson Townend 38 11/09/1941 Master Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 38. Son of Henry C. and Clarissa Townend; husband of Edna Mary Townend of Fenham Newcastle-on-Tyne.
James Wilkinson Twidale 28 11/09/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 28. Son of James Wilkinson Twidale and Edith Annie Twidale; husband of Ivy Twidale of West Hartlepool Co. Durham.
Hans Widman 23 11/09/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 23
Norman Herbert Charles Wilcox 23 11/09/1941 Assistant Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 23. Son of Arthur John and Mabel Wilcox of Roath Park Cardiff.
Edward Rochester Wilson 58 11/09/1941 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 58. Husband of Martha Wilson of Gateshead Co. Durham.

Empire Dabchick

She was a 5,874 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 3 December 1942 by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-183 at position 43° 00' N 58° 17' W.

There were no survivors

Empire Dabchick
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Frank Alfred Alexander 19 03/12/1942 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 19. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Alexander of Hillingdon Middlesex.
Walter Reginald Bailey 42 03/12/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 42
Raymond Edwin Barber 18 03/12/1942 Third Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 18. Son of Claude A. and Mabel L. Barber of Edmonton Middlesex.
Philip Edmund Birch, O B E and Bar 31 03/12/1942 Master Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 31. Son of Alfred Edmund and Minnie Catherine Birch; husband of Elizabeth Ann Birch of South Shields Co. Durham.
Arthur William Black 25 03/12/1942 Second Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 25. Son of Arthur Black and of Annie March Black of North Shields Northumberland.
Albert Alfred Bush 48 03/12/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 48
Albert Edward Bush 21 03/12/1942 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 21
James Arthur Cameron 24 03/12/1942 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 24. Son of Samuel H. and Rosannah Cameron.
Alexander Corrigan Campbell 27 03/12/1942 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 27. Husband of Bridget Campbell of Glasgow.
George Campbell 47 03/12/1942 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 47
James Clark 21 03/12/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 21
Walter Cowley 24 03/12/1942 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 24. Son of James Duff Cowley and Maria Cowley of Isle of Walney Lancashire.
Francis Devlin 21 03/12/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 21. Son of Francis and Annie Devlin of Greenock Renfrewshire.
James Dodds 28 03/12/1942 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 28
Bertram Dunderdale 26 03/12/1942 Second Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 26
William Reid Graham 28 03/12/1942 Assistant Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 28. Son of William Reid Graham and Elizabeth Graham of Dunoon Argyllshire; husband of Elizabeth Graham of Possilpark Glasgow.
Alexander Griffin 25 03/12/1942 Chief Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 25. Son of Adam Griffin and of Helen Griffin of Greenock Renfrewshire.
Barnett Harrison 17 03/12/1942 Galley Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 17. Son of Barnett and Adamina Harrison of Greenock Renfrewshire.
James Harrison 19 03/12/1942 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 19. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Harrison of Greenock Renfrewshire.
James Francis Hendstock 54 03/12/1942 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 54
Thomas Pottinger Henry 22 03/12/1942 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 22
Evert Johanson 32 03/12/1942 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 32
Robert Knox 21 03/12/1942 Third Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 21
Noel Leech 34 03/12/1942 Carpenter Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 34. Husband of L. D. Leech of Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Joseph Marston 19 03/12/1942 Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 19
James Fox Murray 24 03/12/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 24. Son of James and Mary Murray of Greenock Renfrewshire.
Patrick Francis Mccabe 24 03/12/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 24. Son of Patrick and Margaret McCabe.
Donald Grant Mckenzie 32 03/12/1942 Fourth Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 32
Frank Smith 03/12/1942 Boatswain Canadian Merchant Navy Canada Halifax Memorial Panel 20.
Robert Cleet Stonehouse 56 03/12/1942 Chief Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 56. Son of David and Susannah Stonehouse; husband of Catherine Elizabeth Pinder Stonehouse of Hatfield Hertfordshire.
Arthur Swaby 23 03/12/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 23
Kaino Tervasmaki 28 03/12/1942 Water Tender Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 28. Son of Mrs. M. A. Tervasmaki of Pitkajarvi Viluksela Finland.
Robert Toland 47 03/12/1942 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 47. Son of Samuel and Annie Toland; husband of Susan Toland of Uppermill Yorkshire.
Ronald Robey Warburton 21 03/12/1942 Third Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 21. Son of Robey Warburton Master Mariner and Esther Warburton of Davyhulme Manchester.
Eric Watson 29 03/12/1942 First Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 29. Kings Commendation for Brave Conduct. Son of James and Margaret Watson.
William Whamond 62 03/12/1942 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 62. Son of Stewart and Emily Whamond; husband of Margaret Whamond.
Joseph Williams 39 03/12/1942 Storekeeper Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 39

Empire Dace

She was a 716 GRT steam ferry that was sunk by a mine on 1 December 1944 at the entrance to Missolonghi Channel Greece. At least 100 passengers were aboard and at least 45 lives lost.

Empire Dace
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Marino Battista 37 01/12/1944 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 37. Son of Francesco and Francesca Battista; husband of Giovanna C. Battista of Buenos Aires Argentine.
Thomas Ernest Black 49 01/12/1944 Mate Merchant Navy Greece Phaleron War Cemetery 20. A. 14. Age 49. Husband of Barbara Black of Rayleigh Essex.
Cristoforo Colombo 24 01/12/1944 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 24. Son of Giuseppe and Antonia Colombo of Mola di Bari Italy.
Salvai Donatio 37 01/12/1944 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 37
M Franco 53 01/12/1944 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 53
Giuseppe Gandio 18 01/12/1944 Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 18
Pasquale La Forgia 46 01/12/1944 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 46. Son of Mauro and Elena La Forgia; husband of Francesca La Forgia of Molfetta Italy.
Gerald Latimer 48 01/12/1944 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 48. Son of Thomas Frederick and Annie Latimer.
Domenico Losito 49 01/12/1944 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 49. Son of Angelo and Maria Losito; husband of Altomare Rachele Losito of Molfetta Italy.
Arnold Lukk 36 01/12/1944 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 36. Husband of Phyllis E. Lukk of Fawley Hampshire.
Eugenio Marrazzita 32 01/12/1944 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 32
Francesco Napoli 38 02/12/1944 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 38. Son of Vito Napoli and Maria Atteniese; husband of Del Re Francesca Napoli of Mola Di Bari Italy.
Onofrio Panzini 21 01/12/1944 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 21. Son of Domenico Panzini and of Adriana Panzini of Mola Di Bari Italy.
Vicenzo Recchia 32 01/12/1944 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 32. Son of Nicola and Caterina Clemente Recchia; husband of Angela Recchia of Mola Bari Italy.
Leonardo Santoro 29 01/12/1944 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 29
Angelo Spadavecchia 20 01/12/1944 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 20. Son of Giuseppe and Raffaella Spadavecchia of Molfetta Bari Italy.
Harold Cecil Thorne 42 01/12/1944 Chief Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 42
Scorcia Vito 35 01/12/1944 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 35
Douglas Whitfield 29 01/12/1944 Third Engineer Officer Merchant Navy Greece Phaleron War Cemetery 20. A. 15. Age 29. Son of John and Maria Whitfield of Halstead Essex.
Percy Robert Winship 43 01/12/1944 Master Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 39. Age 43. Son of Raymond Percy and Beatrice Mercy Winship; husband of Clara Anne Winship of Bournemouth Hampshire.

Empire Dawn

She was a 7,241 GRT motor cargo ship that was sunk on 11 September 1942 by German raider Michel at position 34° 00' S 02° 00' E.

Empire Dawn
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Thomas Brown 24 03/08/1945 Greaser Merchant Navy Indonesia Jakarta War Cemetery 5. B. 2. Age 24
Thomas Charles Canavan 36 12/09/1942 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 36. Husband of Winifred Canavan of Salford Lancashire.
Frank Wallace Collins 22 12/09/1942 Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 22. Son of William Henry and Laura Ann Collins.
Dennis Curran 20 12/09/1942 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 20. Son of Thomas and Isabella Curran of Gateshead Co. Durham.
Evan John Davies 25 24/06/1944 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 25. Son of Jane Davies of Aberporth Cardiganshire.
William Douglass 29 12/09/1942 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 29. Son of William and Martha Douglass of Sunderland Co. Durham. Obtained a Carnegie Hero Fund Trust Award for life saving.
Stephen Michael Francis Dwane 53 12/09/1942 First Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 53. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Dwane of Forest Gate Essex.
Emanuel Edwards 28 12/09/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 28
Thomas Fawcett 30 12/09/1942 Third Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 30
Arthur Clegg Flanagan 27 12/09/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 27
Robert Gordon 20 14/09/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 20
Eric Hughes 24 12/09/1942 Fifth Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 24. Son of Spencer and Gertrude May Hughes; husband of Lavinia Jean Hughes of Intake Yorkshire.
George Forster Marshall 37 12/09/1942 Third Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 37. Son of Charles William and Mabel Marshall; husband of Rose Ann Marshall of Benwell Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Patrick Morris 45 12/09/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 45
Thomas Charles Mccormack 27 12/09/1942 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 27. Son of William and Jane McCormack.
Thomas Brooks Partington 36 12/09/1942 Carpenter Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 36
James Albert Bowie Spalding 21 12/09/1942 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 21
Alfred Starck 18 12/09/1942 Cabin Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 18
Albert Clayton Tichener 17 12/09/1942 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 17
James Percy Wright 21 12/09/1942 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 21
James Thomas Young 44 18/09/1944 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 40. Age 44