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 Shackleton

She was a 7,068 GRT steam cargo ship that had been equipped as a Catapult Armed Merchant ship (CAM). She was damaged on 28 December 1942 by torpedoes fired by German submarine U-225 and again by a torpedo from U-123. She was finally sunk on 29 December 1942 by gunfire from U-435 at position 43° 20' N 27° 18' W. Although there were no deaths directly caused by this incident, those listed on the memorial had been rescued by HMS Fidelity which was torpedoed and sunk the same day by U-435. Those on another boat were picked up by Calgary and taken to Freetown.

Empire Shackleton
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
John Aldridge 56 28/12/1942 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 56
George Clifford Barrett 27 28/12/1942 Chief Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 27. Son of Albert George and Edith Maria Barrett of Birkenhead.
Harold Bond 17 28/12/1942 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 17. Son of William Frederick and Marie Bond of Ellesmere Port Cheshire.
Stephen Patrick Christie 18 28/12/1942 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 18. Adopted son of Lodwick and Margaret Thomas of Wrexhasn Denbighshire.
Clifford Tiley Cockle 57 28/12/1942 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 57. Husband of Elizabeth Ellen Cockle of Newquay Cornwall.
Roland Cecil Coombes 21 28/12/1942 Third Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 21. Son of Cecil Francis and Elsie May Coombes of Cranleigh Surrey.
John Frederick Cousins 39 28/12/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 39. Son of Robert Joseph and Isabella Mary Cousins of Liverpool.
Walter Coward 28/12/1942 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45.
John Donnan 36 28/12/1942 Second Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 36. Son of William John and Eunice Cayley Donnan; husband of Evelyn May Donnan of Netherton Liverpool.
William Thetford Dunn 53 28/12/1942 Chief Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 53. Husband of Lilian Lydia Dunn of Leytonstone Essex.
Henry Ellington-Jones 52 28/12/1942 Master Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 52. Son of Dr. and Mrs. Ellington-Jones of Clifton Bristol; husband of W. Ellington-Jones of Eltham London. Also served in The Gloucestershire Regt. 1914-1918.
John Alan Fletcher 20 28/12/1942 Third Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 20
James Andrew Gault 32 28/12/1942 Third Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 32
Edward Frank Godfrey 18 28/12/1942 Apprentice Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 18. Son of Augustus Edward and Ethel Lucy Williamina Godfrey.
James Alexander Pirie Ironside 20 28/12/1942 Second Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 20. Son of James and Elizabeth Jane Ironside of Old Meldrum Aberdeenshire.
Claude Jackson 38 28/12/1942 First Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 38. Son of Chief Engr. Alfred Jackson (lost in S.S. Northfield 3rd March 1918) and Minnie L. Jackson; husband of Edith Jackson. of Manfield Yorkshire.
Thomas John Keelan 33 28/12/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 33. Son of James and Dora Keelan; husband of Mary Keelan of Bootle Lancashire.
Thomas Langan 55 28/12/1942 Boatswain Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 55. Son of Thomas Langan and of Catherine Langan (nee Dunn).
S M L A Long 19 28/12/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 19. Son of Jane Lee Ah Long of Llandudno Caernarvonshire.
Richard James Lyons 33 28/12/1942 Storekeeper Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 33
Francis Marney 16 28/12/1942 Galley Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 16. Son of John Marney and of Mary Ann Marnev of Liverpool.
William R. Mcallen 26 28/12/1942 Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 26. Son of William James McAllen and Margaret McAllen of Auckland City New Zealand.
Andrew Gordon Mclay 49 28/12/1942 Chief Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 49
Carl Peterson 38 28/12/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 38
John Sydney Reading 42 28/12/1942 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 42. Son of John Barwick Reading and Eliza Reading.
Richard Robinson 30 28/12/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 30. Son of William and Florence Robinson of Birkdale Southport Lancashire.
Frank Roling 22 28/12/1942 Fourth Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 22
Patrick Shea 32 28/12/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 32. Son of Patrick and Mary Shea; husband of Rebecca Shea of Liverpool.
Albert Taylor 28/12/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45.
Patrick Michael Walsh 20 28/12/1942 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 20
Thomas Henry Williams 29 28/12/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 29. Husband of E. Williams of Bootle Lancashire.
George Michael Wilson 26 28/12/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 26. Son of George and Ellen Wilson of Liverpool; husband of Mary Elizabeth Wilson of West Derby Liverpool.

Empire Silver

She was a 8,602 GRT steam tanker that survived the war. According to the CWGC database, the Date of Death of Mr. Richards was 6 August 1943. Information on how he lost his life can be found on the Queries and Omissions page under 'Queries' HERE.

Empire Silver
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Joseph James Richards 37 06/08/1943 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 37. Son of Joseph and Mary Richards; husband of Phyllis Richards of Stoneycroft Liverpool.

Empire Sky

She was a 7,455 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 6 November 1942 by torpedoes fired by German submarine U-625 at position 76° 20' N 17° 30' E.

There were no survivors

Empire Sky
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Eric Appleby 21 06/11/1942 Third Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 21. Son of Tom and Emily Appleby; husband of Joyce Appleby of Scarborough Yorkshire.
Edgar William Bushen, M B E and Bar 27 14/11/1942 Chief Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 27
Arthur Butler 31 06/11/1942 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 31. Son of John William and Sarah Ann Butler of Hornsea Yorkshire.
John George Butler 32 06/11/1942 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 32. Son of John William and Sarah Ann Butler; husband of Annie Butler of Burstwick Yorkshire.
James Carr 39 16/11/1942 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 39. Son of James and Mary Carr; husband of Catherine Carr of Greenock Renfrewshire.
Ernest Chatfield 16 16/11/1942 Galley Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 16
Terence Conn 27 14/11/1942 Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 27
Charles Henry Donner 63 06/11/1942 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 63
Charles Henry Finkle 23 06/11/1942 Second Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 23
Leonard Foster 43 06/11/1942 Boatswain Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 43. Kings Commendation for Brave Conduct. Husband of Violet Elizabeth Foster of Spring Bank Hull.
Gordon William Gant 22 06/11/1942 Baker Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 22. Son of Richard and Ada Gant of Hull.
Herbert Girdley 33 06/11/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 33. Son of Tom and Mary Annie Girdley; husband of Louise Girdley of Hull.
James Henry Gowshall 28 06/11/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 28. Foster-son of Clara Petitt of Barton-on-Humber Lincolnshire.
Clifford Newton Gravell 27 06/11/1942 Second Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 27. Son of John and Florence Gravell; husband of Muriel Gravell of Penwortham Preston Lancashire.
Edward Leslie Green 42 06/11/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 42. Son of William Green and of Susan Green of Newland Hull.
Phillip Hales 16 06/11/1942 Mess Room Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 16
Robert Hall 46 06/11/1942 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 46
Percy Vivian Charles Hodges 31 16/11/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 31. Son of Dulcie Hodges.
Alexander Jones 39 06/11/1942 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 39
William Mcconnell Jones 53 06/11/1942 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 53
Alan Mason 16 06/11/1942 Cabin Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 16. Son of Edith Mason of Hedon Yorkshire.
Roy Moat 39 06/11/1942 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 39. Son of Frederick and Annie Moat; husband of Edith Ann Moat of Hull.
Thomas Morley 51 06/11/1942 Master Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 51
John Murray 24 06/11/1942 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 24. Son of Sarah Murray and stepson of Daniel Doherty of Porthall Co. Donegal Irish Republic.
I Mcneil 06/11/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Canadian Merchant Navy Canada Halifax Memorial Panel 21. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. McNeil of Glace Bay Nova Scotia.
Leslie Newman, Mentioned in Despatches and Bar 33 06/11/1942 Carpenter Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 33. Son of Ernest and Sarah Elizabeth Newman; husband of Dorothy Kathleen Newman of Southampton.
Walter Overton Parkinson 64 06/11/1942 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 64. Kings Commendation for Brave Conduct. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Parkinson; husband of Rose Lilian Parkinson of Hull.
George William Phillips 32 06/11/1942 Chief Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 32. Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Phillips.
George Fulcher Read 33 06/11/1942 Chief Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 33. Son of William and Amy Read; husband of Nellie Read of Goole Yorkshire.
Eddie Redgrave 28 06/11/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 28
Tom Redshaw 27 06/11/1942 Third Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 27. Son of Charles Edward and Dora Redshaw; husband of Carrie Edith Redshaw of Fulham London.
George Rhodes 17 06/11/1942 Cabin Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 17. Son of William Rhodes and of Ethel Rhodes of Grimsby Lincolnshire.
John Hartley Rushton 21 06/11/1942 Third Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 21. Son of George Herman and Annie Rushton.
Jack Donald Sheppard 24 06/11/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 24
Gibbon William Gordon Stevenson 34 06/11/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 34
Charles Brown Taylor 31 06/11/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 31. Son of James and Mary Hannah Taylor.
Charles Henry Trott 34 06/11/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 34
John Snowden Turner 24 06/11/1942 First Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 24. Son of John P. Turner and of Isabella S. Turner of Gourock Renfrewshire.
Stephen Vaughan 51 06/11/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 51. Husband of E. A Vaughan of Hull.
Edward Wear 33 06/11/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 33
Albert White 49 06/11/1942 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 49. Kings Commendation for Brave Conduct. Son of William and Sophia White; husband of Winifred Blanche White of Sunderland Co. Durham.
Edward Whyles 28 06/11/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 28

Empire Song

She was a 9,228 GRT steam refrigerated cargo ship that was sunk on 9 May 1941 on hitting a mine at a position off Malta.

Empire Song
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Abdul Jabar 30 09/05/1941 Trimmer Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 30
Barree Sanderson Evenden 19 09/05/1941 Fourth Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 19
Francis Gomes 54 09/05/1941 Cook Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 54
Gulfan 40 09/05/1941 Topass Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 40
Hasan Mian 09/05/1941 Oiler Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials
Khurshid Mian 30 09/05/1941 Fireman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 30
Muhammad Mian 30 09/05/1941 Fireman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 30
Sikandar Mian 27 09/05/1941 Trimmer Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 27
Siva 41 09/05/1941 General Servant Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 41
Sofath Ali 22 09/05/1941 Trimmer Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 22
Suzat Ali 25 09/05/1941 Trimmer Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 25

Empire Spenser

She was a 8,194 GRT motor tanker that was sunk on 8 December 1942 by torpedoes fired by German submarine U-524 at position 57° 04' N 36° 01' W. This was the ship’s maiden voyage.

Empire Spenser
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
John Macauley 21 29/05/1943 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Port Glasgow Cemetery Sec. K. Row 4. Grave 96. Age 21. Son of Robert Macauley and of Julia Macauley of Port Glasgow.
James Francis Okane 20 08/12/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 20. Son of James and Catherine OKane of Rosemount Londonderry Northern Ireland.

Empire Spring

She was a 6,946 GRT motor cargo ship that was equipped as a Catapult Armed Merchant ship (CAM) that was sunk on 14 February 1942 by torpedoes fired by German submarine U-576 at position 42° 00' N 55° 00' W.

There were no survivors

Empire Spring Empire Spring
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Robert Andrew 25 15/02/1942 Third Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 25. Son of Robert Smith Andrew and Mary Bruce Andrew.
James Armstrong 52 15/02/1942 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 52. Son of Hugh and Mary Armstrong; husband of Jane Watt Armstrong of Glasgow.
William Austin 55 15/02/1942 Boatswain Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 55. Son of Michael and Ellen Austin; husband of Julia Austin of Kinsale Co. Cork Irish Republic.
Quintin Bone Bell 55 10/09/1941 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 55. Son of John and Mary Bone Bell; husband of Caroline Mary Bell of Ilford Essex.
Jack Vernon Blithe 23 15/02/1942 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 23. Son of William Henry and Pleasant Kathleen Blithe of Coromandel Auckland New Zealand.
Alan Eastwood Brearley 20 15/02/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 20. Son of Frank and Rhoda Brearley; husband of Doris May Brearley of Oldham Lancashire.
John Brown 56 15/02/1942 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 56
Joseph Brunton 19 10/09/1941 Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 19
Robert Buchan 18 15/02/1942 Cadet Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 18. Son of Charles and Jessie Buchan of Riddrie Glasgow.
John Buckley 20 10/09/1941 First Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 20. Son of James and Christina Buckley; stepson of Elizabeth Buckley of Glasgow.
John Cameron 55 10/09/1941 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 55
Richard Carey 39 15/02/1942 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 39
Ronald Chilton 19 15/02/1942 Fifth Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 19. Son of Mrs. N. Chilton and stepson of Mr. M. J. Freeman of Coney Hill Gloucester.
Donald Clerk 36 15/02/1942 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 36. Son of Donald and Catherine Clerk.
Arthur Cobb 33 15/02/1942 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 33
Denis Cullen 28 15/02/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 28
Peter Patrick Currie 27 10/09/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 27
Alaw Francis Dalton 22 10/09/1941 Third Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 22. Son of Walter Francis Dalton and Irwin Tasmania Dalton of Morriston Glamorgan.
Frank Dicks 28 10/09/1941 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 28
John Docherty 23 10/09/1941 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 23. Son of Francis and Jane Docherty.
Gerard Doran 34 10/09/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 34
Ian Macintosh Drysdale 37 15/02/1942 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 37. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Drysdale of Dollar Clackmannanshire; husband of Janet Drysdale of Salford Lancashire.
Norman Fenwick 25 10/09/1941 Third Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 25. Son of Mr. and Mrs.T. Fenwick of Blaydon-on-Tyne Co. Durham.
James Ferguson 22 10/09/1941 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 22. Son of Robert and Christina Ferguson of Glasgow.
John Galbraith 57 10/09/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 57
James Gibson 26 10/09/1941 Second Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 26. Son of Francis Miller Gibson and Elspeth Ross Gibson of Monkwearmouth Sunderland Co. Durham.
Archibald Gillespie 24 15/02/1942 Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 24. Son of James and Agnes Colquhoun Gillespie of Clapham London.
Arthur William Gillett 30 15/02/1942 Third Officer Canadian Merchant Navy Canada Halifax Memorial Panel 22. Age 30. Son of Roland and Elsie Gillett of Twillingate Newfoundland; husband of Margaret Gillett of Twillingate.
Douglas Halstead 19 15/02/1942 Third Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 19. Son of Reuben and Amy Halstead of Barrowford Nelson Lancashire.
Arthur Alfred Hammond 21 15/02/1942 Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 21. Son of Mrs. D. Hammond of Little Thurrock Grays Essex.
Alfred Bester Hayles 35 15/02/1942 First Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 35. Son of Alfred and Jessie Amelia Hayles of Parkstone Dorsetshire.
Robert Mackay Hazeldean 17 10/09/1941 Cabin Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 17
James Hendry 36 15/02/1942 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 36. Son of James and Agnes Hendry; husband of Helen Hendry of Warrandyte Victoria Australia.
Hubert Cecil Hillier 49 10/09/1941 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 49. Son of John Henry and Louisa Hillier; husband of Dorothy Mabel Hillier of Godalming Surrey.
Robert James Hollis 52 15/02/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 52
Henry Hughes 28 15/02/1942 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 28. Son of Thomas and Bridget Hughes; husband of Ellen Hughes of Batley Yorkshire.
Thomas Alfred Jenkins 34 10/09/1941 Chief Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 34. Son of Thomas Edward and Florence Jenkins.
Peter Mcguinness Keith 22 10/09/1941 Galley Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 22. Son of John and Rachel Keith of Rothesay Buteshire.
Robert Percival Leonard 43 10/09/1941 Chief Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 43. Son of Thomas and Sarah Ann Leonard.
David Macwalter 35 15/02/1942 Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 35
William Mccowan Martin 53 15/02/1942 Storekeeper Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 53. Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Martin of Greenock Renfrewshire.
Eric Watt Smith May 16 15/02/1942 Cadet Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 16
Temple Frederick Miller 38 15/02/1942 Second Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 38. Son of William and Ellen Miller; husband of Helen W. Miller of Knightswood Glasgow.
John Hutchison Moffat 19 15/02/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 19. Son of James and Elizabeth Moffat of Maryhill Glasgow.
John Joseph Mulligan 27 10/09/1941 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 27
Allan Mclean Murray 16 15/02/1942 Cabin Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 16. Son of John and Mary Murray of Glasgow.
Donald Mackenzie Murray 19 15/02/1942 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 19. Son of Donald and Christina Mackenzie Murray; nephew of John Macleod of Glasgow.
James Murray 36 10/09/1941 Boatswain Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 36. Son of Annie Murray; stepson of Robert Glass of Glasgow.
James Mccready 23 15/02/1942 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 23. Son of James and Charlotte McCready; nephew of Elizabeth McCready of Tue Brook Liverpool.
Edward Henderson Mcgavin 32 10/09/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 32
Alexander Mckechan 43 15/02/1942 Master Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 43. Husband of Dorothy M. McKechan of Netherlee Glasgow.
William Shearer Mckendrick 29 10/09/1941 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 29. Son of William J. and Elizabeth McKendrick of Grangepans Boness West Lothian.
Malcolm Mclean 32 10/09/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 32. Son of Malcolm and Annie McLean of Newtongrange Midlothian.
David Mcmillan 25 10/09/1941 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 25
John Pendreigh Mcnaughton 29 15/02/1942 Chief Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 29. Son of Captain John McNaughton and Ann Pendreigh McNaughton.
Cuthsert Austin Mcwade 15/02/1942 Able Seaman Canadian Merchant Navy Canada Halifax Memorial Panel 21. Brother of Dorothy Ruth McWade of Castle Point New York State U.S.A.
James Maclean Ness 21 10/09/1941 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 21
George Noble 23 10/09/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 23
Watson Edward Oconnell 37 10/09/1941 Master Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 37. Son of Mathew and Alice OConnell; husband of Minnie OConnell of South Shields Co. Durham.
Alexander William Patterson 29 15/02/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 29
Francis Porteous 22 15/02/1942 Fourth Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 22
John Price 17 10/09/1941 Mess Room Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 17. Son of Peter and Jean McLaren Brookfield Price of Glasgow.
John Quinn 24 10/09/1941 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 24. Son of Thomas and Catherine Quinn; husband of Margaret Quinn of Glasgow.
Alexander Sellar Reid 48 15/02/1942 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 48
John Grant Reid 20 15/02/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 20
Edward Robertson 21 10/09/1941 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 21
Angus Ross 32 15/02/1942 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 32. Son of George and Helen Ross. A.M.I.Mar.E.
James Sinnott 25 10/09/1941 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 25
Cyril Sydney Smale 29 15/02/1942 Second Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 29
John Murdo Smith 30 10/09/1941 Second Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 30. Son of John and Anne Smith; husband of Margaret F. Smith of New Stevenston Lanarkshire.
Thomas Ernest Speirs 42 15/02/1942 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 42. Son of John Robert and Margaret Tinsley Speirs.
David Richard Strachan 52 15/02/1942 Chief Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 52. Kings Commendation for Brave Conduct. Son of Alexander and Elizabeth Gray Strachan; husband of Harriet Cairncross Strachan of Kennoway Fife.
Thomas Thurogood 32 15/02/1942 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 32. Son of William and Margaret Thurogood; husband of Harriet Thurogood of Holywell Green Yorkshire.
Martin Joseph Tobin 24 15/02/1942 Able Seaman Canadian Merchant Navy Canada Halifax Memorial Panel 23. Age 24. Son of Martin and Mary Jane Tobin of Witless Bay Newfoundland.
Patrick Walsh 28 15/02/1942 Carpenter Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 28. Son of Thomas and Annie Walsh; husband of Elizabeth Walsh of Liverpool.
William Alexander Ward 43 10/09/1941 Carpenter Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 43
Samuel Wild 34 10/09/1941 Fourth Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 34. Son of Harry and Phoebe Ann Wild of Stockport Cheshire; husband of Phoebe Wild of Denton Burn Northumberland.

Empire Springbuck

She was a 5,619 grt steam cargo ship that was sunk on 9 September 1941 by torpedoes fired by German submarine U-81 at position 61° 38’ N 40° 10’ W. The vessel was carrying a cargo of steel and explosives from Sydney Nova Scotia to Leith.

There were no survivors

Empire Springbuck
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Quintin Bone Bell 55 10/09/1941 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 55. Son of John and Mary Bone Bell; husband of Caroline Mary Bell of Ilford Essex.
Joseph Brunton 19 10/09/1941 Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 19
John Buckley 20 10/09/1941 First Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 20. Son of James and Christina Buckley; stepson of Elizabeth Buckley of Glasgow.
John Cameron 55 10/09/1941 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 55
Peter Patrick Currie 27 10/09/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 27
Alaw Francis Dalton 22 10/09/1941 Third Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 22. Son of Walter Francis Dalton and Irwin Tasmania Dalton of Morriston Glamorgan.
Frank Dicks 28 10/09/1941 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 28
John Docherty 23 10/09/1941 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 23. Son of Francis and Jane Docherty.
Gerard Doran 34 10/09/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 34
Norman Fenwick 25 10/09/1941 Third Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 25. Son of Mr. and Mrs.T. Fenwick of Blaydon-on-Tyne Co. Durham.
James Ferguson 22 10/09/1941 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 22. Son of Robert and Christina Ferguson of Glasgow.
John Galbraith 57 10/09/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 57
James Gibson 26 10/09/1941 Second Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 26. Son of Francis Miller Gibson and Elspeth Ross Gibson of Monkwearmouth Sunderland Co. Durham.
Robert Mackay Hazeldean 17 10/09/1941 Cabin Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 17
Hubert Cecil Hillier 49 10/09/1941 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 49. Son of John Henry and Louisa Hillier; husband of Dorothy Mabel Hillier of Godalming Surrey.
Thomas Alfred Jenkins 34 10/09/1941 Chief Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 34. Son of Thomas Edward and Florence Jenkins.
Peter Mcguinness Keith 22 10/09/1941 Galley Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 22. Son of John and Rachel Keith of Rothesay Buteshire.
Robert Percival Leonard 43 10/09/1941 Chief Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 43. Son of Thomas and Sarah Ann Leonard.
John Joseph Mulligan 27 10/09/1941 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 27
James Murray 36 10/09/1941 Boatswain Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 36. Son of Annie Murray; stepson of Robert Glass of Glasgow.
Edward Henderson Mcgavin 32 10/09/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 32
William Shearer Mckendrick 29 10/09/1941 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 29. Son of William J. and Elizabeth McKendrick of Grangepans Boness West Lothian.
Malcolm Mclean 32 10/09/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 32. Son of Malcolm and Annie McLean of Newtongrange Midlothian.
David Mcmillan 25 10/09/1941 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 25
James Maclean Ness 21 10/09/1941 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 21
George Noble 23 10/09/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 23
Watson Edward Oconnell 37 10/09/1941 Master Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 37. Son of Mathew and Alice OConnell; husband of Minnie OConnell of South Shields Co. Durham.
John Price 17 10/09/1941 Mess Room Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 17. Son of Peter and Jean McLaren Brookfield Price of Glasgow.
John Quinn 24 10/09/1941 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 24. Son of Thomas and Catherine Quinn; husband of Margaret Quinn of Glasgow.
Edward Robertson 21 10/09/1941 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 21
James Sinnott 25 10/09/1941 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 25
John Murdo Smith 30 10/09/1941 Second Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 30. Son of John and Anne Smith; husband of Margaret F. Smith of New Stevenston Lanarkshire.
William Alexander Ward 43 10/09/1941 Carpenter Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 43
Samuel Wild 34 10/09/1941 Fourth Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 34. Son of Harry and Phoebe Ann Wild of Stockport Cheshire; husband of Phoebe Wild of Denton Burn Northumberland.

Empire Stanley

She was a 6,942 GRT motor cargo ship that was sunk on 17 August 1943 by torpedoes fired by German submarine U-197 at position 27° 08' S 48° 15' E.

Empire Stanley
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
John Henry Arnold 26 17/08/1943 Dayman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 26. Son of Arthur Richard Arnold and of Florence Elizabeth Arnold of Barry Glamorgan.
William Henry Ross Bailey 18 17/08/1943 Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 18. Son of William Ross Bailey and of Susie Bailey of South Shore Blackpool Lancashire.
Kenneth James Dumble 15 17/08/1943 Galley Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 15. Son of William George and Elsie May Dumble of Portishead Somerset.
William Orlando England 22 17/08/1943 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 22. Son of Mrs. L. England of Barry Docks Barry Glamorgan.
John Fraser 54 17/08/1943 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 54
Denis Giles 17 17/08/1943 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 17
John Alexander Haughton 30 17/08/1943 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 30
John Bernard Mccarthy 22 17/08/1943 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 22. Son of Jeremiah and Jane McCarthy of Barry Glamorgan; husband of Violet McCarthy of Barry.
John Mclachlan 36 17/08/1943 Chief Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 36. Son of Donald and Christina McLachlan. His brother Hugh also fell.
Donald Parfitt 19 17/08/1943 Dayman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 19
Arthur John Pilditch, M B E and Bar 41 17/08/1943 Master Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 41. Husband of Florence May Pilditch of Hope Cove Devon.
Walter Robert Powell 17 17/08/1943 Cabin Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 17. Son of Walter and Elizabeth Powell of Handsworth Wood Birmingham.
Thomas Schofield 21 17/08/1943 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 21. Son of Thomas and Jane Schofield of Salford Lancashire.
John Edward Snelling 21 17/08/1943 Junior Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 21. Son of Samuel George and Esther Alice Snelling.
Ian Campbell Stephen 21 17/08/1943 Second Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 21. Son of J. C. Stephen and of Mary E. J. Stephen of Colinton Edinburgh.
Cyril Thomas 36 17/08/1943 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 36
Frederick Bruce Tindale 18 17/08/1943 Cadet Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 18
Sydney James Wheatley 55 17/08/1943 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 55. Husband of Florence A. Wheatley of Bristol.
Richard George Whitfield 20 17/08/1943 Third Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 20. Son of Ernest Cooke Whitfield and Hilda Whitfield of Leeds Yorkshire.
Henry William Carmichael Wood 25 17/08/1943 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 25. Son of Henry Alfred and Eva Emily Wood of Eltham Taranaki New Zealand.

Empire Star

She was a 11,093 GRT motor refrigerated cargo ship that was damaged by Japanese aircraft in the Durian Strait on 12 February 1942 during the evacuation of Singapore. She received three direct hits and repairs were later carried out at Fremantle and Sydney, Australia. She was sunk on 23 October 1942 by torpedoes fired by German submarine U-615 at position 48° 14' N 26° 22' W.

Empire Star Empire Star
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Luigi Angelo Balestrini 26 23/10/1942 Chief Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 26. Son of Angelo and Marie Balestrini; husband of Marjorie Kathleen Balestrini of Farncombe Godalming Surrey.
Richard Henry Bryde 34 23/10/1942 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 34. Son of James Thomas Bryde and Ellen Bryde of Lower Tranmere Birkenhead.
Norman Cleave Buddell 20 23/10/1942 Fourth Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 20. Son of Wilfred and Margery Buddell of Maida Vale London.
Selwyn Norman Capon, C B E and Bar 52 23/10/1942 Master Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 52. Son of Harry T. and Louisa P. Capon; husband of Elizabeth Capon of Norwich.
William Edward Carton 17 23/10/1942 Third Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 17. Son of Richard Carton and of Ethel Carton of Offerton Clleshire.
Patrick Costello 35 23/10/1942 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 35. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Costello.
Ivor Temple Dewey 38 23/10/1942 Baker Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 38
Ernest Dudgeon 29 23/10/1942 First Electrician Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 29. Son of William Dudgeon and of Margaret Dudgeon of South Shields Co. Durham.
Cecil James Dunmall 17 23/10/1942 Stewards Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 17. Son of Cecil James Dunmall and Dorothy Rose Dunmall.
Richard Frederick Francis, O B E and Bar 48 23/10/1942 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 48
Alfred Gain 43 23/10/1942 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 43
Edwin Glavin 29 23/10/1942 Storekeeper Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 29
James Gogarty 36 23/10/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 36. Husband of E. Gogarty of Edge Hill Liverpool.
Derek Hollingsworth Grayston 20 23/10/1942 Second Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 20
William Hague 30 23/10/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 30. Son of William and Henrietta Hague; husband of Annie Hague of Tue Brook Liverpool.
Michael Holleron 32 23/10/1942 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 32
Thomas Stanley Hughes 34 23/10/1942 2nd Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 34. Son of Thomas and Alice Hughes.
Fred Alexander Leakey 25 23/10/1942 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 25. Son of Fred and G. F. Leakey of Taunton Somerset.
Alfred Idris Lewis 18 23/10/1942 Deck Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 18. Son of Alfred Owen Lewis and Harriet Lewis of Waterloo Liverpool.
Leslie Mercer 16 23/10/1942 Kitchen Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 16. Son of Jemima Mercer of Liverpool.
James Francis Moon 21 23/10/1942 Junior Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 21. Son of Samuel James Moon and Margaret Moon of Walton Liverpool.
Ronald Morgan 16 23/10/1942 Stewards Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 16
Alexander Barry Munro 27 23/10/1942 Third Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 27
Reginald Nash 22 23/10/1942 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 22. Son of Reginald G. W. and Dora Nash of Whiston Lancashire.
Ng King 34 15/04/1942 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy Russian Federation Murmansk Russian Cemetery Extension South side. Grave 25. Age 34
John Edward Plummer 51 23/10/1942 Assistant Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 51
William Power, B E M and Bar 42 23/10/1942 Boatswain Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 42. Son of Robert and Johanna Power.
John Joseph Quigley 41 23/10/1942 First Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 41
Charles Edward Ribbons 37 23/10/1942 Chief Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 37. Kings Commendation for Brave Conduct. Son of Harry and Esther Ribbons; husband of Nellie Ribbons of East Ham Essex.
Edward Roberts 18 23/10/1942 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 18. Son of George V. and Elizabeth E. Roberts of Liverpool.
Norman Turnbull 42 23/10/1942 Chief Refrigerator Engineer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 42

Empire Statesman

She was a 5,380 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 11 December 1940 by torpedoes fired by German submarine U-94 at position 53° 40' N 17° 00' W. She had reported engine trouble earlier in her voyage.

There were no survivors

Empire Statesman
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
John Anderson 48 05/12/1940 Chief Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 48. Son of John and Mary Anderson; husband of Archina Anderson of Glasgow.
Peter Blance 19 05/12/1940 Fifth Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 19
James Brown 34 05/12/1940 Master Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 34. Son of James and Annie Jane Brown of Amble Northumberland.
James Brown 20 05/12/1940 Third Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 20. Son of James and Aileen Nora Brown of Amble Northumberland.
John Butchart 20 05/12/1940 Second Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 20
William Ingram Cairns 37 05/12/1940 Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 37
John Henry Carr 44 05/12/1940 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 44
James Chapman 56 05/12/1940 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 56
Barney Albert Cosgrow 27 05/12/1940 Third Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 27. Son of Charles and Marie-Joseph Cosgrow of Point Connan Mahe Seychelles.
Thomas Davis 31 05/12/1940 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 31. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Davis; husband of Isabel Winifred Davis of Amble Northumberland.
John Spark Gibson 20 05/12/1940 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 20
Gifford Thomas Gray 19 05/12/1940 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 19. Son of John and Christina Gray of Nesting Zetland.
Peter Gray 20 05/12/1940 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 20. Son of Peter and Elizabeth Gray of Lerwick Zetland.
Cyril Harrison 33 05/12/1940 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 33
Magnus Leith Henderson 34 05/12/1940 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 34
William John Flockhart Hunnam 23 05/12/1940 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 23. Son of John and Margaret Hunnam of Edinburgh.
Alfred Tulloch Hunter 40 05/12/1940 Carpenter Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 40. Son of Alfred and Agnes Hunter.
John Wilson Madden 29 05/12/1940 Second Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 29. Son of John and Anne Madden of Glasgow; husband of Elizabeth Madden of Milngavie Dunbartonshire.
Peter John Gilbert Mann 20 05/12/1940 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 20. Son of William A. and Jemima M. Mann of Burra Voe Zetland.
Mark John Morgan 23 05/12/1940 Fourth Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 23
Norman William Gordon Nicol 27 05/12/1940 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 27. Son of Janet L. K. N. Hill of Edinburgh; grandson of David and Grant Nicol of Leith Edinburgh.
Walter King Nicol 36 05/12/1940 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 36. Son of David and Grant Nicol of Leith Edinburgh. His brother James Rutherford Nicol also fell.
Samuel Odonnell 17 05/12/1940 Galley Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 17
Peter Orr 47 05/12/1940 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 47
Wilfred Price 21 05/12/1940 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 21. Son of Eliza Price.
Hugh Roberts 52 05/12/1940 Chief Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 52. Son of John and Jane Roberts.
Peter James Robertson 20 05/12/1940 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 20. Son of Magnus and Mary C. U. Robertson of Lerwick Zetland.
William Fraser Russell 39 05/12/1940 Boatswain Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 39. Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Russell.
James Troup 16 05/12/1940 Cabin Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 16. Son of James and Elizabeth Troup of Leith Edinburgh.
Willoughby Robert Turnill 44 05/12/1940 First Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 44. Son of Anthony Mildmay Turnill and Katherine Turnill.
Frederick Whitehead 55 05/12/1940 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 45. Age 55. Son of John and Mary Whitehead; husband of Mary Maude Whitehead of South Shields Co. Durham.