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.

Filleigh

She was a 4,856 GRT cargo ship that was sunk by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-245 on 18 Apr 1945 at position 51°20' N, 01° 42' E.

Filleigh
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Casper Alphonso Blackman 49 18/04/1945 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 49
William Newman 51 18/04/1945 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 51
Peter Mathias Simmonds 39 18/04/1945 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 39. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Simmonds; husband of Teresa Simmonds of Liverpool.
George Kojo Torkornoo 27 18/04/1945 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 27
Yasat Matsih 18/04/1945 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49.

Fina

She was a 1,378 GRT cargo ship launched in 1919 as War Darenth and that survived the war. After launching she was subsequently renamed Stanmore, Naukratousa, Virginia, Patria, Fina (1938 to 1950), Elisabeth Arlt, Andreas X and Andreas N.Hadjikyriakos. According to the CWGC website, the Date of Death of Mr. Wells was 20 may 1946. Please see the entry for him on the Queries and Omissions page under 'Omissions' HERE.

Fina
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Frederick Alfred Wells 20/05/1946 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49.

Fingal

She was a 2,137 GRT cargo ship that was damaged by bombing in December 1941 but repaired. She was later sunk on 5 May 1943 by torpedoes fired by Japanese submarine I-180 at position 30° 35' S, 153° 29' E. Overall 12 crew members were killed - the others presumably Norwegians.

Fingal
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Ralph Henderson 46 05/05/1943 Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 46. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Henderson; husband of Mary C. Henderson of Camperdown Sydney Australia.

Finnanger

She was a 9,551 GRT motor tanker that was sunk on 24 Feb 1942 by torpedoes and gunfire from German submarine U-158 in position 38° 40' N, 58° 38' W. Further information about casualties (mostly Norwegian) can be found at External Ref. #12.

There were no survivors

Finnanger
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
James Clifford 32 26/02/1942 Greaser Canadian Merchant Navy Canada Halifax Memorial Panel 21. Age 32
Francis Sheridan 16/02/1942 Saloon Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Addenda Panel
Bernard Stephens 19 24/02/1942 Galley Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 19. Son of Frederick James Stephens and Mary Ann Stephens of Hanwell Middlesex.

Fintra

She was a 2,027 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 23 Feb 1943 by torpedoes fired by German submarine U-371 at position 36° 57' N, 03° 41' E.

Fintra
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
William James Hesmondhalgh 37 23/02/1943 Deck Hand Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 37
Bernard Larkin 17 23/02/1943 Cabin Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 17
A Pearce 26 23/02/1943 Deck Hand Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 26
Martin Charles Ryan 38 23/02/1943 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 38
Albert Charles Smitherham 33 23/02/1943 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 33. Husband of Ena M. M. Smitherham of Angmering Sussex.
Thomas William Twist 16 23/02/1943 Cabin Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 16. Son of James William and Phyllis Twist of Southport Lancashire.

Fircrest

She was a 5,329 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 25 Aug 1940 by German submarine U-124 at position 58° 52' N, 06° 34' W.

There were no survivors

Fircrest Fircrest
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
John Herbert Alton 53 25/08/1940 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 53. Husband of Florence Alton of South Shields Co. Durham.
James Anderson 65 25/08/1940 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 65
Frederick Bennett 37 25/08/1940 Third Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 37. Son of Frederick and Frances Bennett.
John Brache 18 25/08/1940 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 18
George Breen 31 25/08/1940 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 31
Robert Woodrow Brooks 34 25/04/1940 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 34. Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Brooks; husband of Maud Kathleen Brooks of Howdon-on-Tyne Northumberland.
Edwin Edgar Brown 17 25/08/1940 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 17
Fred Gilbert Brown 31 25/08/1940 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 31
John Brown 22 25/08/1940 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 22
Thomas Bruce 19 25/08/1940 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 19. Son of Thomas and Grace Bruce of Brough Lerwick Zetland.
Arthur Bye 36 25/08/1940 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 36. Son of Francis Harry and Winefred Jesse Bye of Canton Cardiff.
Edward Caesar De Banzie 29 25/08/1940 Second Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 29. Son of Edward Thomas de Banzie and of Dorothy de Banzie (nee Lancaster) of Manchester.
James Dodds 36 25/08/1940 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 36
Ragnvald Ellefsen 55 25/08/1940 Second Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 55. Son of Bendix Johan Ellefsen; husband of Anne Malene S. Ellefsen.
Michael Farrell 30 25/08/1940 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 30
Thomas Foster 23 25/08/1940 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 23. Son of Thomas and Ellen Foster; husband of Lottie Foster of Liverpool.
Thomas Gill Goldsworthy 46 25/08/1940 Chief Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 46. Son of John J. Goldsworthy of Carrickfergus Co. Antrim Northern Ireland.
Reginald H. A. Goodchild 18 25/08/1940 Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 18
Joseph Hamilton 34 25/08/1940 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 34. Son of Rose Hamilton of Liverpool.
James Horrocks 27 25/08/1940 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 27
William John Irwin 40 25/08/1940 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 40. Husband of Frances Irwin of Nelson Lancashire.
Samuel Islwyn Jones 33 25/08/1940 Chief Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 33
John Hilton Kay 26 25/08/1940 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 26
John Keegan 38 25/08/1940 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 38
Thomas Dennis Leavey 21 25/08/1940 First Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 21
John Morrey 21 25/08/1940 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 21. Son of John and Mary Morrey of Dovecot Liverpool.
James Mccausland 24 25/08/1940 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 24. Son of James and Mary McCausland of Tranmere Birkenhead.
Francis Mcginty 28 25/08/1940 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 28. Husband of M. E. McGinty of Bangor Caernarvonshire.
Hugh Humphrey Owen 20 25/08/1940 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 20. Son of Annie Owen of Holyhead Anglesey.
Cyril Walter Palmer 42 25/08/1940 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 42
Rudolf William Jacobus Pretorius 26 25/08/1940 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 26
Thomas Richardson Sigsworth 40 25/08/1940 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 40. Son of Cuthbert and Catherine Sigsworth.
David Sinclair 53 25/08/1940 Boatswain Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 53. Son of David Wald Sinclair and Hughina Gibson Sinclair.
Alfred Sparks 43 25/08/1940 Fourth Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 43
Basil Sushko 38 28/08/1940 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 38
Russell Helton Tuckett, O B E and Bar 43 25/08/1940 Master Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 43
David Killen Warren 25 25/08/1940 Third Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 25
Harry Wheatcroft 53 25/08/1940 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 53
Gerald Yeglis 17 25/08/1940 Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 17

Fireglow

She was a 1,261 GRT cargo ship that was hit by bombs and gunfire from an aircraft on 8 Nov 1940 at a position South-West of Swin Buoy in the Thames Estuary but survived. She was sunk by a mine on 8 December 1941 at a position 3 miles South of Dudgeon Buoy at position 53° 19' N, 01° 05' E.

Fireglow
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
George Alexander Frame, B E M and Bar 37 16/08/1944 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Sunderland (Ryhope Road) Cemetery Ward 17. Sec. B. Grave 15777. Age 37. Son of Mary Agnes Frame of Sunderland; husband of Florence Frame of Sunderland.
Richard Nelson 54 08/12/1941 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 54

Fireside

She was a 2,757 GRT steam cargo ship that survived the war. According to the CWGC database, the Date of Death of Mr. Loughton was 12 December 1942. Information on how he lost his life can be found on the Queries and Omissions page under 'Queries' HERE.

Fireside
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Douglas Loughton 23 12/12/1942 Third Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 23. Son of Joseph Lewis Loughton and of Margaret Loughton of South Shields Co. Durham. Awarded Stanhope Gold Medal for bravery.

Firth_Fisher

She was a 574 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk by a mine on 21 May 1940 at a position ½ mile East of Boulogne pier. This will have been shortly before the Dunkirk evacuation.

Firth Fisher
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Ali Mohamed 45 21/05/1940 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 45
Eric Bennett 33 21/05/1940 Boatswain Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 33. Son of Joseph Tawton Bennett and Elizabeth Ann Bennett; husband of Bessie Irene Bennett of Appledore Devon.
Henry Bentley 31 21/05/1940 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 31
John Shearer Cowie 41 21/05/1940 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 41. Son of John and Mary Cowie.
William Owen Jones 27 21/05/1940 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 27. Son of John and Annie E. Jones of Penysarn Anglesey.
John Owen Roberts 46 21/05/1940 Master Merchant Navy Netherlands Schiermonnikoog (Vredenhof) Cemetery Grave 6. Age 46. Son of Hugh and Ellen Mary Roberts; husband of Doris Irene Roberts of Walsoken Norfolk.
John Drake Tuttiett 43 21/05/1940 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 43. Husband of Isabella Tuttiett of Blyth Northumberland.

Fiscus

She was a 4,815 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 98 October 1940 by torpedoes fired by German submarine U-99 at position 57° 29' N, 11° 10' W. There was only one survivor.

Fiscus
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Ali Aymer 36 18/10/1940 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 36
Ali Ferose 32 18/10/1940 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 32
Ali Hassen 29 18/10/1940 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 29
Ali Isba 22 18/10/1940 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 22
Ali Omer 25 18/10/1940 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 25
Francis Ronald Anderson 24 18/10/1940 Third Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 24
John Charles Anderson 20 18/10/1940 Carpenter Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 20. Son of Oscar and Nora Anderson of Plaistow Essex.
Reginald Berry 53 18/10/1940 Chief Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 53. Son of Robert and Elizabeth Berry; husband of Blodwen Mary Berry of Llandough Glamorgan.
William Bradford 39 18/10/1940 Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 39. Son of John William and Elizabeth Ann Fant Bradford. His brother John Henry also fell.
William Dixon Callander 20 18/10/1940 Third Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 20. Son of Charles and Hughina Rose Callander of Aberdeen.
William John Campbell 35 18/10/1940 Deck Hand Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 35. Son of William and Emma Campbell; husband of Edith Campbell of Ashford Middlesex.
Richard Culbert 26 18/10/1940 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 26. Son of James and Elizabeth Culbert.
Carmel Cutajar 28 18/10/1940 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 28
Herbert Henry Davison 28 18/10/1940 Second Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 28. Son of Alice Amelia Davison of Caister-on-Sea Norfolk.
Robert Donald 47 18/10/1940 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 47
William Evans 58 18/10/1940 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 58. Son of Thomas Ceredis Evans and Annie Maria Evans; husband of Elizabeth Evans of Whitchurch Glamorgan. A.M.I.Mar.E.
John Alexander Goode 28 18/10/1940 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 28
Joseph Grech 20 18/10/1940 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 20
William George Guy 51 18/10/1940 Boatswain Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 51. Husband of C. A. Guy of Cardiff.
Haja Abdul 37 18/10/1940 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 37
Donald Healey 21 18/10/1940 Second Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 21. Son of Percy Healey and of Alice Healey of Rochdale Lancashire.
Harry Hemingway 26 18/10/1940 Fourth Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 26. Son of William and Gladys Hemingway; husband of Eileen Hemingway (nee Lombard) of Cork Irish Republic.
Clifford Roy Hopkins 24 18/10/1940 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 24. Husband of Doris Hopkins of East Ham Essex.
Wynford George James 19 18/10/1940 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 19. Son of William George and Mary Ann James.
Kenneth James Lewis 14 18/10/1940 Mess Room Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 14. Son of Evan Thomas Lewis and Ethel Helena Lewis of Cardiff. His brother Raymond Leslie perished with him.
Raymond Leslie Lewis 15 18/10/1940 Galley Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 15. Son of Evan Thomas Lewis and Ethel Helena Lewis of Cardiff. His brother Kenneth James Lewis perished with him.
Mohamed Kaid 43 18/10/1940 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 43
Gethyn William Richards 20 18/10/1940 Cabin Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 20. Son of Mrs. M. M. White of Barry Glamorgan.
Albert George Rogers 18 18/10/1940 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 18. Son of Benjamin Thomas Rogers and of E. A. Rogers of Port Tennant Swansea.
Saleh Ahmed 60 18/10/1940 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 60
Salem Ghaleb 44 18/10/1940 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 44
Reginald Sanderson 17 18/10/1940 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 17. Son of Clement and Minnie Sanderson of Romford Essex.
Eric Reginald Shelley 31 18/10/1940 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 31
William Hendry Sinclair 24 18/10/1940 First Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 24
Suliman Hassan 51 18/10/1940 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 51
Ullah Hossan 32 18/10/1940 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 32
Ullah Mossib 27 18/10/1940 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 27
Ebenezer Williams 48 18/10/1940 Master Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 49. Age 48