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 Heron

She was a 6,034 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 16 October 1941 by torpedoes fired by German submarine U-568, at position 54° 55' N 27° 15' W. There was just one survivor.

Empire Heron Empire Heron
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
John Airlie 46 15/10/1941 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 46
James Robert Andrew 23 15/10/1941 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 23. Son of James and Esther V. Andrew of Bournemouth Hampshire.
Daniel Barrett 46 15/10/1941 Boatswain Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 46. Son of Patrick and Nori Barrett; husband of Mary J. Barrett of Moville Co. Donegal Irish Republic.
George Battle 27 15/10/1941 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 27
Colin Bennett 31 15/10/1941 Third Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 31. Son of George and Agnes Bennett; husband of Mary Bennett of Dundee.
Sydney Bolton 35 15/10/1941 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 35. Son of George Gray Bolton and Elsie Bolton; husband of Alice Mary Bolton of Liverpool.
Thomas Henry Branch 33 15/10/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 33
George Albert Broadley 22 15/10/1941 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 22. Son of Rose E. Broadley and stepson of Frank A. Connor of Dunston Co. Durham.
George Thomas Burke 21 15/10/1941 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 21. Son of John George and Isabella Burke of South Bank Middlesbrough Yorkshire.
William John Challingsworth 20 15/10/1941 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 20. Son of Robert and Florence A. Challingsworth of Newport Monmouthshire.
Frederick Campbell Chisholm 21 15/10/1941 First Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 21. Son of Frederick Bouvrie Chisholm and of Isabella S. Chisholm of Glasgow.
George Clayden 29 15/10/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 29. Son of John William and Mary Hannah Clayden.
Victor Dodds 20 15/10/1941 Fifth Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 20. Son of Thomas and Jane Dodds of Fulwell Sunderland Co. Durham.
Reginald Harwood 26 15/10/1941 Third Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 26. Son of William and Annie Harwood.
Kenneth Hawley 18 15/10/1941 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 18. Son of Walter Hawley and of Edith Emmaline Hawley of Douglas Isle of Man.
Charles Jones 39 15/10/1941 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 39. Son of David and Margaret Jones.
David Smith Keilloh 18 15/10/1941 Second Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 18. Son of David Smith Keilloh and Robina Keilloh.
Joseph Kelly 35 15/10/1941 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 35. Husband of Ellen Kelly of Rock Ferry Cheshire.
Charles H. Lewis 16 15/10/1941 Cabin Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 16. Son of Charles and Sarah Lewis.
Dennys Markham Lewis 23 15/10/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 23. Son of Edward Thomas Lewis and of Elizabeth Sarah Ann Lewis of Aberystwyth Cardiganshire.
Robert Lewis 23 15/10/1941 Third Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 23. Son of Richard Henry and Louisa Lewis of Crewe Cheshire; husband of Evelyn Lewis of Gourock Renfrewshire.
James Mabbs 53 21/12/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 53. Son of Frederick and Margret Mabbs of Cork Irish Republic; husband of Beatrice Louise Mabbs of Bootle Lancashire.
William Christopher Mcbean 40 15/10/1941 Chief Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 40
George Mcbeath 53 15/10/1941 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 53
Allen Orde 23 15/10/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 23. Son of Harry Porter Orde and Gertrude Mary Orde of Blaina Monmouthshire.
Fred Laurence Osborne 28 15/10/1941 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 28
Cornelius James Pring 21 15/10/1941 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 21
Norman Ritchie Robertson 30 15/10/1941 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 30. Son of James and Isabella Robertson of Gourock Renfrewshire.
James Dick Ross 44 15/10/1941 Master Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 44. Son of Alexander and Margaret Ross.
Walter Russell 58 15/10/1941 Chief Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 58
Eric James Shotton 26 15/10/1941 Second Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 26. Son of Lieut.-Comdr. James H. Shotton and of Ida S. Shotton of Brentry Gloucestershire.
James Francis Spellacy 27 15/10/1941 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 27. Son of Christopher and Marion Spellacy; husband of Dorothy Spellacy of Liverpool.
Chepstow Henry Williams 33 15/10/1941 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 33. Son of D. H. P. and Elizabeth Williams.
William Wilson Wood 20 15/10/1941 Fourth Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 20

Empire Housman

She was a 7,359 GRT motor cargo ship that was damaged on 30 December 1943 by torpedoes fired by German submarine U-545, at position 60° 30' N 24° 35' W. She was also hit on 3 January 1944 by torpedoes fired by U-744 at position 60° 50' N 22° 07' W.

Empire Housman
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Lance Bambrough 27 03/01/1944 Second Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 27

Empire Howard

She was a 6,985 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 16 April 1942 by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-403 at position 73° 48' N 21° 50' E.

Empire Howard
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Ali Mohamed 45 25/09/1945 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Liverpool (Walton Park) Cemetery Plot G. Grave 40C. Age 45
Ali Serf 43 16/04/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 43
Ronald Bradshaw 18 16/04/1942 Assistant Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 18. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Hilda Bradshaw of Wanganui Wellington New Zealand.
John George Duggan 21 16/04/1942 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 21. Son of Hugh and Elizabeth Anne Duggan.
Albert Edwards 42 16/04/1942 Boatswain Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 42. Son of Albert and Elizabeth Edwards; husband of E. Edwards of South Shields Co. Durham.
Firoz Ali Mohamed 49 16/04/1942 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 49
Thomas Kerr 31 16/04/1942 Third Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 31
William Victor James Kerr 23 16/04/1942 Third Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 23. Son of William Kerr M.B.E. and Elizabeth Kerr of Yoker Renfrewshire.
Mesleh Ahmed 41 16/04/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 41
Mohamed Ameen 41 16/04/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 41
Oscar Nielson 38 16/04/1942 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 38. Husband of Susanna Nielson of South Shields Co. Durham.
Noman Ali Ahmed 31 16/04/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 31
George Alexander Pirie 27 16/04/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy Norway Trondheim (Stavne) Cemetery A IV British. D. 14. Age 27. Son of David and Helen Pirie of Portnockie Banffshire.; husband of Doreen Pirie.
Said Mohamed 44 16/04/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 44
Sali Ali 48 16/04/1942 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 48
James Glasgow Sime 35 16/04/1942 Chief Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 35. Son of Robert and Sarah J. Sime.
Sukera Ali 41 16/04/1942 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 41
William Joseph Urwin 21 16/04/1942 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 21. Son of William and Mary Urwin of Cleadon Park South Shields Co. Durham.
Yehia Mosleh 41 16/04/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 41

Empire Hudson

She was a 7,645 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 10 September 1941 by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-82 at position 61° 28' N 40° 51' W.

Empire Hudson
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Thomas Whitworth Bolton 42 10/09/1941 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 42
John Morton 46 10/09/1941 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 46. Son of Thomas and Martha Kean Morton; husband of Louisa McDowell Morton of Ardrossan Ayrshire.
John Peverley 45 10/09/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 45
John Henry Rowe 27 10/09/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 27. Son of J. H. Elizabeth Rowe; husband of Elsie Rowe of Dawdon Co. Durham.

Empire Hurst

She was a 2,852 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 11 August 1941 as a result of bombing by aircraft at position 36° 48' N 09° 50' W.

Empire Hurst
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
James Henry Birch 59 11/08/1941 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 59
Arthur Havercroft Chafer 42 11/08/1941 Chief Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 42. Son of Alfred John Havercroft Chafer and Palmyra Chafer; husband of D. E. Chafer of Grimsby Lincolnshire.
James Taylor Esplin 23 11/08/1941 Deck Hand Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 23
Joseph William Gilmore 19 11/08/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 19. Son of Owen and Margaret Ann Gilmore of Easington Colliery Co. Durham.
Malcolm Joseph Grieves 42 11/08/1941 Master Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 42. Son of William and Minnie Grieves; husband of Gladys Grieves of Harton South Shields Co. Durham.
Henry Hood Hanna 35 11/08/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 35. Son of Thomas and Ethel Marian Hanna; nephew of Mrs. M. Lucas of Seaton Carew Co. Durham.
Ernest Jensen Hetherington 58 11/08/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 58
Thomas James Holman 22 11/08/1941 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 22. Son of John and Margaret Holman of South Shields Co. Durham.
Eric Hume 17 11/08/1941 Galley Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 17. Son of Harold and Mary Hume of West Hartlepool Co. Durham.
Gordon Johnstone 28 11/08/1941 Second Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 28
Mark Mcalister Johnstone 49 11/08/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 49. Son of James and Bridget Johnstone of Oban Argyllshire; husband of Annie Johnstone of Oban.
Richard Keeys 35 11/08/1941 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 35. Son of Richard and Susanna Keeys; husband of Edna May Keeys of West Hartlepool Co. Durham.
Albert Kirkman 39 11/08/1941 First Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 39. Son of Mrs. S. E. Kirkman of Carleton Blackpool Lancashire.
John William Lisher 48 11/08/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 48
Henry John Riddle Mather 48 11/08/1941 Third Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 48. Son of Joseph and Mary Jane Mather.
James Douglas Monaghan 23 11/08/1941 Third Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 23. Son of James Monaghan and of Elizabeth Monaghan of South Shields Co. Durham; husband of Frances Monaghan of Boston Lincolnshire.
William Walter Mccabe 34 11/08/1941 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 34
Robert Mckay 35 11/08/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 35
Hjalmar Wilhelm Anton Olsson 52 11/08/1941 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 52
James Weir Profit 36 11/08/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 36. Son of David and Elizabeth Profit of South Shields Co. Durham.
Ernest William Sharp 32 11/08/1941 Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 32. Son of John and Isabella Sharp; husband of Alice Sharp of South Shields Co. Durham.
Frederick Simpson 24 11/08/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 24. Son of Martin James Simpson and of Mary Simpson of Darlington Co. Durham.
Thomas Sleightholme 26 11/08/1941 Second Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 26. Son of Joseph Edward and Susanah Sleightholme of South Shields Co. Durham.
Peter Atkinson Thompson 18 11/08/1941 Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 18
Edward Wallace 17 11/08/1941 Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 17

Empire Ibex

She was a 6,990 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 3 July 1943 as a result of a collision with Empire MacAlpine at position 53° 30' N 36° 25' W.

Empire Ibex
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Albert Henry Hughes 62 07/09/1942 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 62. Husband of Christina Hughes of Great Crosby Lancashire.

Empire Impala

She was a 6,061 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 7 March 1943 by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-591 at position 56° 30' N 37° 35' W. At the time of sinking, she had on board survivors from Egyptian - see entry HERE.

There were no survivors

Empire Impala Empire Impala
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Arthur Charles Andrews 40 11/03/1943 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 40. Son of Arthur and Beatrice Andrews.
Robert Arnold 16 11/03/1943 Pantry Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 16. Son of Robert James Arnold and May Arnold. of Huyton Lancashire.
Walter George Bennett Bascomb 26 11/03/1943 Third Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 26. Son of George and Blanche Elizabeth Bascomb.
Henry George Beisiegel 11/03/1943 Fourth Engineer Officer Canadian Merchant Navy Canada Halifax Memorial Panel 23.
Thomas Joseph Blundell 29 11/03/1943 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 29
John Boothroyd 54 11/03/1943 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 54. Son of Richard and Mary Boothroyd of Liverpool; husband of Margaret Ann Boothroyd of Kirkdale Liverpool.
Michael Joseph Patrick Cahill 19 11/03/1943 Third Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 19. Son of Thomas James Cahill and Helena Cahill.
Roy Edwin Alfred Cole 20 11/03/1943 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 20. Son of James and Maggie Cole; nephew of Mrs. A. Colgan of Tranmere Cheshire.
Alexander Condie 40 11/03/1943 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 40. Son of Alexander and Barbara Condie.
John George Costin 21 11/03/1943 Fifth Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 21. Son of John Charles and Mary Jane Costin of Manor Park Essex.
Neil Allen Cox 21 11/03/1943 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 21
Francis Farman 25 11/03/1943 Carpenter Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 25
John Henry Fink 23 11/03/1943 Storekeeper Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 23. Son of James Fink and of Rose Fink of Liverpool.
Frederick Flanagan 28 11/03/1943 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 28. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Flanagan.
Ian Wallace Grant 36 11/03/1943 Second Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 36. Son of Albert Wallace Grant and of Ruby Grant (nee Clifford); husband of Emily Winifred Grant of Pratts Bottom Kent.
John Halbert 25 11/03/1943 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 25. Son of James and Rebecca Halbert of Craigiebank Dundee.
Francis Keatley 18 11/03/1943 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 18. Son of William Keatley and of Elisabeth Keatley of Liverpool.
Edward Charles Eugene Knell 19 11/03/1943 Apprentice Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 19. Son of Bertie Edward and Hetty Knell of Ashford Kent.
Alfred Lindberg 58 11/03/1943 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 58
Charles Little 34 11/03/1943 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 34
Joseph Marshall 19 11/03/1943 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 19
Thomas Henry Munford 46 11/03/1943 Master Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 46
Joseph Murphy 25 11/03/1943 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 25. Son of Owen and Margaret Murphy; husband of Mary Murphy of Kirkby Lancashire.
John Macaulay 25 11/03/1943 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 25. Son of Angus and Annie MacAulay of Miavaig Isle of Lewis.
Kenneth Macleod 35 11/03/1943 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 35. Son of Norman and Catherine MacLeod of Carloway Isle of Lewis.
Donald Mcleod 26 11/03/1943 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 26
Michael Perry 27 11/03/1943 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 27. Son of Thomas and Mary Perry.
James Price 21 11/03/1943 Chief Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 21. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Price of Greenock Renfrewshire.
Claude Derrick Riches 18 11/03/1943 First Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 18. Son of Ernest James Riches and of Alice Maud Riches of Dersingham Norfolk.
Kenneth Watson Rowe 18 11/03/1943 Apprentice Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 18. Son of Watson and Susan Rowe of Fartown. Huddersfield.
Harry Slough 36 11/04/1943 Boatswain Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 36. Son of Harry and Rose Slough.
Archibald Stark 32 11/03/1943 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 32
Robert Maxine Strong 25 11/03/1943 Third Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 25. Son of Robert Abraham Strong and of Winifred Ethel Strong of Southbourne Bournemouth Hampshire.
Douglas Sutherland 31 11/03/1943 Chief Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 31. Son of John and Jean Johnston Sutherland; nephew of Mrs. M M. Laidlaw.
Peter Stopforth Swinburn 20 11/03/1943 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 20. Son of Peter Swinburn and of Lilian Swinburn of Liverpool.
Arthur Walsh 37 11/03/1943 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 37. Son of Martha Walsh of Blackburn Lancashire.
Finch White 18 11/03/1943 Apprentice Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 18
William Stanley Wilkinson 19 11/03/1943 Apprentice Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 19. Son of Stanley Percy Wilkinson and of Winifred Helen Wilkinson of Wallington Surrey.
William Edward Williams 34 11/03/1943 Second Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 34. Son of John and Phoebe Williams.
George Joseph Wilson 27 11/03/1943 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 27. Son of John and Margaret Wilson of Liverpool.
Arthur William Winrow 17 11/03/1943 Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 17
James Worrall 20 11/03/1943 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 20. Son of John and Catherine Worrall of Rochdale Lancashire.

Empire Industry

She was a 3,682 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 16 March 1941 gunfire from German warship Scharnhorst at position 43° 28' N 45° 24' W. I have not found information to explain the much later dates of death of either Mr. Sinclair or Mr. Peters.

Empire Industry
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Thomas Peters 57 07/07/1944 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom South Shields (Harton) Cemetery Sec. J. Grave 7832. Age 57. Husband of Elizabeth Peters of North Shields Northumberland.
Laurence Sinclair 14/11/1947 Chief Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42.

Empire Iseult

She was a 7,170 GRT steam cargo ship that survived the war. Information on how Mr. Burdis lost his life can be found on the Queries and Omissions page under 'Queries' HERE.

Empire Iseult
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Robert William Burdis 22 26/02/1943 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 22. Son of Robert W. and Mary Esther Burdis of Hebburn Co. Durham.

Empire Jaguar

She was a 5,654 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 9 December 1940 by torpedoes fired by German submarine U-103 at position 51° 34' N 17° 35' W.

There were no survivors

Empire Jaguar
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Stanley Allen 17 08/12/1940 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 17. Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Allen.
Joseph Atkins 48 08/12/1940 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 48
George Albert Aust 28 08/12/1940 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 28
Charles Melton Babstock 22 08/12/1940 Able Seaman Canadian Merchant Navy Canada Halifax Memorial Panel 17. Age 22. Son of John Babstock and of Eliza Annie Babstock of Corner Brook Newfoundland.
Martin Edgar Baird 23 08/12/1940 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 23
Basil Booth 18 08/12/1940 Second Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 18
William Bottomley 35 08/12/1940 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 35. Son of William Alfred and Elizabeth Bottomley of Withernsea Yorkshire.
Frederick William Thomas Brown 20 08/12/1940 First Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 20. Son of Alfred Frank and Annie Martha Brown of Aylesbury Buckinghamshire.
Harrison Clarke 54 08/12/1940 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 54
Leonard Clempson 33 08/12/1940 Boatswain Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 33. Son of Leonard and Elizabeth Ann Clempson; husband of Doris Gwendoline Clempson.
John Dorman 37 08/12/1940 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 37
Robert Arthur Dray 18 08/12/1940 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 18. Son of George Robert and Isabella Fairley Dray of Camberley Surrey.
Cyril Richard Exall 24 08/12/1940 Carpenter Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 24
Edmund P. Foley 51 08/12/1940 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 51
Frederick John Gardiner 19 08/12/1940 Assistant Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 19. Son of Frederick W. and Sarah A. Gardiner of Cardiff.
Jack M. Harding 20 08/12/1940 Cabin Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 20
Sidney Phillip Herman 24 08/12/1940 Third Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 24. Son of Harry and Rebecca Herman.
John Higginson 29 08/12/1940 Third Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 29
Henry Robert Hollington 20 08/12/1940 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 20
George Hopson 23 08/12/1940 Second Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 23. Son of Arthur Henry and Mary Louisa Hopson of Westward Ho Devon; husband of Pamela Hopson.
Thomas William Hughes 24 08/12/1940 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 24
Bert Frank George Hutchinson 45 08/12/1940 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 45. Son of William and Ellen Hutchinson.
Hubert Philip Hyde 30 08/12/1940 Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 30. Son of Frederick Thomas Hyde and Louise May Hyde; husband of Donaldina Emily Hyde of Canton Cardiff.
Samuel Lionel Hyman 25 08/12/1940 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 25. Son of Joseph Hyman and of Annie Louisa Hyman of Ilford Essex.
James David Johnstone 58 08/12/1940 Third Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 58. Son of Thomas and Susan Johnstone; husband of M. G. Johnstone of Icklesham Sussex. A Master Mariner.
William Henry Langley 24 08/12/1940 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 24. Son of William Henry and Mary Langley of Cardiff.
Lewis Muckle 40 08/12/1940 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 40. Son of George Watt Muckle and Mary Duncan Muckle.
William Mccarthy 30 08/12/1940 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 30
Mervyn Grant Nodding 08/12/1940 Sailor Canadian Merchant Navy Canada Halifax Memorial Panel 17.
Joseph Spencer Pilkington 29 08/12/1940 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 29. Son of Joseph Sharpe Pilkington and Clara Pilkington.
Eugene Joseph Rogers 35 08/12/1940 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 35. Husband of Edith Rogers of Woolwich London.
Leslie Ivor Showell 26 08/12/1940 Chief Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 26. Son of Henry John and Gertrude Emily Showell.
Herbert John Slinn 30 08/12/1940 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 30. Son of George Albert and Sarah Ellen Slinn of Leamington Spa Warwickshire.
Hywell Tudor Thomas 36 08/12/1940 Master Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 36. Son of Alfred and Sarah Thomas; husband of Lilian Thomas of Fenham Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Glyndwr Williams 21 08/12/1940 Fourth Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 42. Age 21. Son of David John and Lily Williams of Ystradmynach Glamorgan.