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.

HM MGB 2002

She was a Motor Gun Boat with a displacement of 95 GRT that was built as MGB 502 and renumbered in 1945. She left Aberdeen on 11 May 1945 bound for Gothenburg on a special mission but was not seen again.

There were no survivors

A great deal of information surfaced as a result of my curiosity as to why three merchant seamen were lost on a Royal Navy vessel and it is so unusual that I have reproduced what I found on below. I found the following account in The Secret Navies by A. Cecil Hampshire:

The renumbered Gunboat was now ordered to proceed on a special mission. She was to embark Lt. Commander Reynolds RNR and two merchant navy masters together with a radio officer and take them to Gothenburg in Sweden. Reynolds was to arrange for the removal to Britain of three merchant ships which had been used as store ships in the British blockade running to Sweden. The commanding Officer Jan Mason had been awarded the DSC and was required to attend Buckingham Palace to receive his award, therefore Marshall volunteered to take temporary command. On the morning of 11th May MGB 2002 left Aberdeen for Gothenburg, being expected to reach her destination by 20.00 the next day. When no signal had been received from her on the evening of the 12th no one was unduly worried. But when nothing had been heard by mid-day of the 13th an aircraft search was ordered but no trace was found of her. These aircraft searches were eventually called off, MGB 2002 had vanished. Five days later the British Naval Officer in Charge at Kristiansand signalled the Admiralty to say that two survivors from MGB 2002 had been picked up by a Norwegian merchant ship from a raft. The survivors a PO/MM Sheehan and A/B Hine DSO had been adrift for four days and were in a critical condition in hospital. A few days earlier a Royal Navy contingent of two cruisers and four destroyers had sailed the same route, preceded by minesweepers to clear a passage through the Skaggerak. One of these mines set adrift had sunk the 2002. It was a sad end to a little ship which had survived so many narrow escapes from the Germans, but she is not forgotten. A memorial stone was unveiled at Beg-an-Fry to commemorate the Resistance Movement and MGB 2002 and the part she had played in this area.

The following more detailed account was found on the H.M. Motor Torpedo Boat 718 website HERE.

MGB 2002 left Aberdeen at 0800 on Friday 11th May 1945 bound for Gothenburg in Sweden, under the command of Lieut. Commander Mike Marshall, she was carrying additional to complement not only the extra leading telegraphist, Gourley, but the Flotilla Engineer Officer, Lieut. Commander (E) L.H. Coppins and four passengers. They were Lieut. Commander Brian Reynolds then serving under the name of Brian Bingham, and three Ellerman Wilson Line M.N. officers, namely H.W. Jackson formerly Master of Nonsuch and Hopewell, First Mate C. Newton and W/T Operator C.V. Morgan.

‘Brian Bingham’ and Captain Jackson at least had been involved in the hazardous runs through the Skagerrak with ball-bearings from Lysekil in Sweden to Hull and Immingham in a fleet of five specially-converted Camper & Nicholson gunboats, nos. 504-505-506-507 and 508. These 'ball-bearing runs' had been instituted when an attempt early in the War by Sir George Binney to sail two merchant shiploads of the vital ball-bearings to England had been frustrated by bad weather and the close proximity of a strong German naval force with air cover. One of the three MGB's sent to escort the Norwegian merchantmen was in fact MGB 612 commanded by Peter Williams.

The object of 2002's voyage to Gothenburg was to facilitate the Ellerman Wilson men make arrangements to finally have the two merchant ships, which had in effect had to be used as storage for ball-bearings, sailed to England.

MGB 2002 was due to arrive Gothenburg thirty-six hours after leaving Aberdeen, i.e. at 2000 on 12th May and a signal announcing her safe arrival was expected in Aberdeen. When it did not arrive there was no immediate concern, but after one day, then a second, passed with no news, our officers started to get worried. It was obvious to the ships' companies of 718 and 2009 from the demeanour of the officers that there was something amiss, and it was no real surprise when 'clear lower deck' was piped and both crews were mustered to be addressed by Lieut. Commander McQuoid Mason.

He told us that 2002 was long overdue in Gothenburg and, in the absence of news of her of any sort, she must be presumed lost. He added that an offer by our Captain to fly as an observer in an RAF aircraft to search had not been taken up, and he was still awaiting authority to mount a sea search using our own boats.

Both boats eventually set out for Norway on 17th May and this would be after the Admiralty had received a signal p.m. the previous day from the NOIC Kristiansand that two survivors from MGB 2002 had been picked up at 2200 on 15th May by the Norwegian M.V. Uranus, approximately six miles NW of the Lista Light and taken to hospital in Kristiansand.

Our two boats commenced searching on 18th May and on into 19th off the SW tip of Norway working with a Liberator and two Warwick aircraft by Aldis lamp and W/T. At 1253 on the 19th, the following signal was sent by wireless:

To: C in C Rosyth
Info: Admiralty
From: MTB 718


Wreckage of MGB 2002 found ashore near Lista Light. Aircraft report floating wreckage in position 57o 36’N 07o 00’ E. No survivors. Investigating.

The wreckage found ashore at Lista was part of 2002's bows and our CO reported that the indications were of a violent explosion under her bridge. When we closed that reported by the aircraft we found it to be the flag locker, and in fact we pulled it inboard and took it back to Aberdeen when the search was called off later on the 19th.

There was not much time, nor was there a lot of inclination under the sad circumstances, for us to explore this part of newly-liberated Norway which 718 had visited four times previously under conditions of secrecy and darkness. Our first sight of our late enemies was when we came alongside a German motor launch (weather ship?) and its crew looked at us with the same sort of curiosity as we regarded them. We also saw a group of Russian prisoners-of-war who seemed a moronic bunch, displaying absolutely nothing in their faces as they stood silent in response to our attempts to communicate. In contrast, a group of young Norwegian schoolgirls gave an impromptu concert, including a parody of one of their National songs which had a reference to the collaborator Quisling himself ending up in the concentration camp at Grini, where many loyal Norwegians had been incarcerated,

MTB 718 and MGB 2009 left the search area early on Sunday morning 20th May, arriving back in Aberdeen harbour to secure at Mearns Quay at 05.30 on the 21st. In our absence, another 15th Flotilla boat had arrived after undergoing tropicalisation. She was MGB 2003 (formerly 503 in Dartmouth days) and we secured astern of her.

The two survivors were PO Motor Mechanic Tommy Sheehan and Able Seaman Norman Hine.

In a letter from Kristiansand Hospital to the Motor Mechanic of 2003 they described in horrific detail how 2002 struck a mine at 0345 on 12th May, the for'ard part including the bridge just disappeared, with the stern half remaining afloat for only a few minutes before that too sank. Amidst the carnage and wreckage they heard and saw terrible things in the time that it took for all to go quiet and only three men remained alive. Tommy swam to a Carley float and was exhausted by the time he had clambered aboard it and pulled up Norman, a non-swimmer clinging to a hammock and a surf-boat standard, and Leading Stoker Fred Bristow. They had a paddle to start off with but they lost it and had to use their hands afterwards. There was no food and the contents of the water cans on board must have been old stock and had an unpleasant taste. When that supply ran out, they had no fresh water, and Bristow died after drinking sea water. Twice in the three and a half days they thought rescue was at hand. About eight aircraft flew overhead at one stage and flashed them but nothing came of it, and afterwards they sighted some fishing boats but they were carried away from them before they could attract their attention. By the time they were picked up by the Uranus, Norman was unconscious and Tommy delirious. They spoke later of how good the coaster's crew were to them, and in particular the Captain's wife who was aboard.

Because of the gangrene which had set in during the time their legs were in water, even in the Carley float, Tommy Sheehan had to have both legs amputated at the knee whilst Norman Hine lost all his toes. They were flown back to England during June and admitted to Derby Royal Infirmary, where on 10th July 1945, Sheehan was listed as dangerously ill. By coincidence, one of the volunteer librarians at the hospital was the mother of Sub. Lieut. John Boissier who had gone down with MGB 2002 and she, despite her own sorrow, mothered her son's two injured shipmates, bringing them home-baked delicacies etc.

Both Tommy and Norman have lived successful lives despite their ordeal and disabilities and are the firmest of friends, enlivening those occasions when the veterans of the 15th MGB Flotilla get together to have a good time.
HM MGB 2002

I decided to include information about all members of the crew of MGB 2002 who lost their lives in view of the unusual circumstances. It is apparent that a large number of them received Awards and Honours - presumably in the light of their service on MGBs. Daniel Gourley also lost his life but I have not included him in the table as was a member of the crew of MGB 2009. Full details about him can be found on the CWGC website at External Ref. #7.

Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Herbert William Jackson, O B E and Bar 39 12/05/1945 Master Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 39. Son of Charles and Harriet Jackson; husband of Constance A. Jackson of Hessle Yorkshire.
Graham Vivian Morgan 31 12/05/1945 Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 31. Son of Arthur M. and Jesse Morgan of New Tredegar Monmouthshire; husband of Emilie Morgan of Filey Yorkshire.
Clive Newton 41 12/05/1945 Chief Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 41. Husband of Doris Newman Newton of Hull. Master Mariner Merchant Navy.
Alfred Arthur Andrews, D S M and Bar 28 12/05/1945 Leading Stoker Royal Navy United Kingdom Chatham Naval Memorial 81 2. Age 28. Son of John and Daisy Andrews; husband of Elsie Margaret Andrews of Ilford Essex.
Roger Bartley, D S M and Bar 12/05/1945 Able Seaman Royal Navy United Kingdom Chatham Naval Memorial 80 2.
Gordon Hamilton Bell 12/05/1945 Lieutenant Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve United Kingdom Plymouth Naval Memorial Panel 95 Column 3.
Oliver Bleasdale, D S M and Bar 25 12/05/1945 Leading Seaman Royal Navy United Kingdom Plymouth Naval Memorial Panel 93 Column 3. Age 25. Son of Edward and Gertrude Bleasdale of Preston Lancashire.
John Richard Boissier 21 12/05/1945 Sub-Lieutenant Royal Navy United Kingdom Plymouth Naval Memorial Panel 95 Column 3. Age 21. Son of Ernest G. and Doris M. Boissier of Derby.
Frederick John Bristow 28 12/05/1945 Leading Stoker Royal Navy United Kingdom Chatham Naval Memorial 81 2. Age 28. Son of Frederick Alfred and Harriet Bristow; husband of Edith Bristow of Walworth London.
Desmond Charlesworth 12/05/1945 Wireman Royal Navy United Kingdom Portsmouth Naval Memorial Panel 90 Column 1.
Charles Kenneth Gadd, D S M and Bar 25 12/05/1945 Leading Telegraphist Royal Navy United Kingdom Plymouth Naval Memorial Panel 94 Column 2. Age 25. Son of Charles Walter and Lydia Maria Gadd of Bradford Yorkshire.
James John Gordon, D S M and Bar 24 12/05/1945 Able Seaman Royal Navy United Kingdom Portsmouth Naval Memorial Panel 89 Column 1. Age 24. Son of James and Florence May Gordon; husband of Rosa Amelia Gordon of Albury Hertfordshire.
Bernard Hawksby 12/05/1945 Leading Seaman Royal Navy United Kingdom Portsmouth Naval Memorial Panel 88 Column 3.
John Hayden, D S M and Bar 24 12/05/1945 Able Seaman Royal Navy United Kingdom Plymouth Naval Memorial Panel 94 Column 1. Age 24. Son of John and Mary Hayden; husband of Pauline Hayden of Stoke Devonport.
Charles Frederick Hearn, D S M and Bar 23 12/05/1945 Chief Motor Mechanic Royal Navy United Kingdom Plymouth Naval Memorial Panel 94 Column 3. Age 23. Son of John and Rose Hearn of Uxbridge Middlesex; husband of Eileen Norah Hearn.
Eric George Hearn 22 12/05/1945 Able Seaman Royal Navy United Kingdom Plymouth Naval Memorial Panel 94 Column 1. Age 22. Son of George Alfred and Winifred May Hearn of Forest Gate Essex; husband of Irene Hearn.
George Inkerman Hill, D S M and Bar 20 12/05/1945 Able Seaman Royal Navy United Kingdom Chatham Naval Memorial 80 3. Age 20. Son of Lewis and Salena Hill; husband of Mary Emma Hill of Barrow-in-Furness Lancashire.
Leslie Herbert Hughes-Coppins 32 12/05/1945 Lieut-Commander (E) Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve United Kingdom Plymouth Naval Memorial Panel 95 Column 3. Age 32. Son of Herbert C. and Mabel A. Hughes-Coppins of Clacton-on-Sea Essex.
John Sidney Markham, D S M and Bar 21 12/05/1945 Able Seaman Royal Navy United Kingdom Portsmouth Naval Memorial Panel 89 Column 1. Age 21. Son of Charles Markham and of Elizabeth Markham of Bermondsey London.
Robert Michael Marshall, D S C and Bar 27 12/05/1945 Lieut-Commander Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve United Kingdom Plymouth Naval Memorial Panel 95 Column 3. Age 27. Son of Robert and Margaret Elizabeth Marshall; husband of M. Stella Marshall of Giggleswick Yorkshire. B.A. (Oxon.). Played for England at Rugby Football.
Albert John Sterling Meakes 19 12/05/1945 Sub-Lieutenant Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve United Kingdom Plymouth Naval Memorial Panel 95 Column 3. Age 19. Son of William A. and Mary J. Meakes of Tolleshunt Knights Essex.
Leslie Mclanaghan 20 12/05/1945 Able Seaman Royal Navy United Kingdom Chatham Naval Memorial 80 3. Age 20. Son of Charles Edward and Dorothy May McLanaghan of Coventry Warwickshire.
Anthony Augustine Mcnulty 19 12/05/1945 Ordinary Seaman Royal Navy United Kingdom Portsmouth Naval Memorial Panel 89 Column 2. Age 19. Son of John and Georgina McNulty of Waterloo Liverpool.
John Mooney Pender 22 12/05/1945 Petty Officer Motor Mechanic Royal Navy United Kingdom Portsmouth Naval Memorial Panel 89 Column 3. Age 22. Son of Margaret M. Pender of Maddiston Stirlingshire.
Sylvanus Brian John Reynolds, M B E and Bar; D S C and Bar 12/05/1945 Lieut-Commander Royal Naval Reserve United Kingdom Plymouth Naval Memorial Panel 95 Column 2. Served as B. BINGHAM.
Frederick Shepherd Smith, D S M and Bar 26 12/05/1945 Petty Officer Royal Navy United Kingdom Chatham Naval Memorial 80 2. Age 26. Son of Caroline Smith of The Hyde Middlesex.
Cyril William Wren, D S M and Bar 23 12/05/1945 Able Seaman Royal Navy United Kingdom Chatham Naval Memorial 81 1. Age 23. Son of Thomas Edwin and Beatrice Anna Wren of Kensington London.

Mabriton

She was a 6,694 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 25 September 1940 by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-32 at position 56° 12' N, 23° 00' W.

Mabriton
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Joseph Arden 57 25/09/1940 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 57
Eric Mitchell Barbour 17 25/09/1940 Apprentice Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 17. Son of William and Laura S. Barbour of Edinburgh.
Samuel Davies 37 25/09/1940 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 37
Patrick Dent 23 25/09/1940 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 23
William Henry James 64 01/12/1947 Chief Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Cardiff Western Cemetery Sec. I. Grave 1665. Age 64. Son of William and Ann James; husband of Winifred Millicent Yorath James of Victoria Park Cardiff.
William Leslie James 29 25/09/1940 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 29. Husband of Fanny James of Canton Cardiff.
Leonard James Llewellyn 21 25/09/1940 Fourth Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 21. Son of Llewellyn and Beatrice May Llewellyn of Rhiwbina Glamorgan.
William Mears 54 25/09/1940 Boatswain Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 54. Son of Ellen Ryan of Wallsend Northumberland.
Joe Mees 42 25/09/1940 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 42
Mendi Ali 56 25/09/1940 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 56
Charles Smith 41 25/09/1940 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 41. Son of Samuel and Rachel Smith; husband of Sarah Smith of Cardiff.
Harold Tolley 20 25/09/1940 Galley Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 20
Hezekiah Williams 40 25/09/1940 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 40

Macau

She was a 1,671 GRT steam cargo ship that, according to British Vessels lost at sea 1939-45 - External Ref. 3, was sunk, seized or captured on 8 December 1941 in the South China Seas. However Billy McGee who has looked at the detailed records advises:

Cargo ship Macau was taken over by the Admiralty and sunk as a blockship at Anking Harbour, China on the 9th December 1941. The only casualty recorded from this ship was that of the ships Chief Officer whose death occurred on the 11th September 1945. According to the Deaths at Sea Register he had been held as a prisoner of war by the Japanese and after his release was put onboard the Hospital Ship Oxfordshire, where he died from 'pulmonary tuberculosis'.

Macau
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Albert Harry Mangold 57 11/09/1945 Chief Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 57. Son of Albert and Fanny Mangold; husband of Jean Elizabeth Mangold of Sydney New South Wales Australia.

Macgregor

She was a 2,470 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 27 February 1942 by gunfire from German submarine U-156 at position 19° 50' N, 69° 40' W.

Macgregor
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
George Stephen 15 27/02/1942 Galley Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 15
Howard Thomas 62 28/04/1944 Chief Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Liverpool (Kirkdale) Cemetery Sec. 3. Nonconformist. Grave 405. Age 62. Son of William and Ann Thomas; husband of Leah Thomas of Waterloo Liverpool.

Maclaren

She was a 2,467 GRT steam cargo ship that sank on 3 December 1941 after hitting a mine at position 51° 21' N, 03° 17' W.

Maclaren
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
William Tattersall 45 03/12/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 45. Son of Mary E. Shreeve of Grimsby Lincolnshire.
Tom Toby 41 03/12/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 41
Frederick William Watson 53 03/12/1941 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Jarrow Cemetery Sec. 5. Grave 469. Age 53. Son of Thomas and Mary Ann Watson of Jarrow; husband of Annie Isobel Watson of Hebburn.

Macon

She was a 5,141 GRT steam cargo ship that was damaged on 24 July 1941 by torpedoes and gunfire from Italian submarine Barbarigo at position 32° 48' N 26° 12' W.

Macon
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Robert Craig 44 31/07/1941 Chief Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 44
George Herbert Cromey 45 31/07/1941 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 45. Son of Joseph and Beatrice Cromey; husband of Dorothy Amy Cromey of Sefton Park Lancashire.
Charles Leslie Eccles 57 06/11/1947 Purser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Southport (Duke Street) Cemetery Sec. 21. Grave 275. Age 57. Son of Charles Thomas Eccles and Lucy Arm Eccles; husband of Elizabeth Eccles of Southport.
Owen Emanuel Jones 48 24/07/1941 Chief Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 48. Son of Humphrey and Ellen Jones; husband of Margaret Jones of Holyhead Anglesey.
George Mohin 45 24/07/1941 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 45

Madura

She was a 8.975 GRT steam Passenger/Refrigerated cargo ship that survived the war. She was damaged on 3 February 1942 by aircraft bombing in the Dutch East Indies.

Madura
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Abdul Hasan 07/02/1942 Seaman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials
Abu Taher 22 03/02/1942 Deck Bhandarys Mate Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 22
Ali Raza 29/10/1939 Cassab Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials
Darwesh Ali 56 03/02/1942 Iceman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 56
Peter Gorrie 60 03/02/1942 Surgeon Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 60
Itwari 29/10/1939 Topass Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials
George Henry James Lack 49 03/02/1942 Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 49. Husband of D. A. Lack of New Southgate Middlesex.
Motia Rahman 44 03/02/1942 Trimmer Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 44
Nadir Juma 29/10/1939 Fireman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials

Magdala

She was a 8,254 GRT motor tanker that went missing after sailing from Reykjavik on 15 January 1945 bound for Manchester.

There were no survivors

Magdala
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Joseph Beebah 30 15/01/1945 Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 30
R G Cussans 18 15/01/1945 Junior Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 18. Son of George William and Agnes R. Cussans of Enfield Middlesex.
Denis Arthur Donati 17 15/01/1945 Deck Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 17. Son of Arthur James Donati and Ethel Florence Donati of Greenford Middlesex.
Royston Edward Godfrey Haggis 16 15/01/1945 Cabin Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 16. Son of Sydney Horace Edward and Dorothy Ivy May Haggis of Hook Surbiton Surrey.
Joseph Kroma 15/01/1945 Firemans Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66.
Mortimer Stephen Lewis 31 15/01/1945 Second Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 31. Son of Thomas William and Lena Lewis; husband of Elsie Frances Lewis. of Cardiff.
John William Scott 18 15/01/1945 Senior Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 18

Magdalena

She was a 3,117 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 18 September 1940 by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-48 at position 57° 20' N 20° 16' W.

There were no survivors

Magdelena Magdelena
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Afodu Mobolaji Abisigan 37 18/09/1940 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 37
Duncan Mclaren Allan 52 18/09/1940 Second Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 52. Husband of E. Allan of Hessle Yorkshire.
Frederick Allen 59 18/09/1940 Master Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 59. Son of William J. and Jane Elizabeth Allen; husband of Edith M. Allen of Harrogate Yorkshire.
Thomas Tugbah Bessman 51 18/09/1940 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 51
George Brown 16 18/09/1940 Galley Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 16
John Brown 19 18/09/1940 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 19. Son of John Brown and of Alice Brown of Hebburn Co. Durham.
Amadu Carew 40 18/09/1940 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 40
Richard Clarke 47 18/09/1940 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 47. Husband of Ellen Clarke of Dingle Liverpool.
John Gerald Collins 29 18/09/1940 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 29
Cuthbert Coulson 58 18/09/1940 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 58. Husband of Henrietta Coulson of Jesmond Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Ivor Emlyn Davies 21 18/09/1940 Boatswain Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 21. Son of Thomas James Davies and Mary Elizabeth Davies of Barry Dock Glamorgan.
Jonathan Elliott 45 18/09/1940 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 45
Jafarus Erg 32 18/09/1940 Third Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 32
Joseph Akuete Gabriel 32 18/09/1940 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 32
John Brisland Goule 16 18/09/1940 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 16. Son of Louie Brisland Goule and Adeline Maud Goule of Barry Dock Glamorgan.
James William Guy 18/09/1940 Chief Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66.
Robert Hedley 29 18/09/1940 Third Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 29. Son of Robert and Lucy Hedley.
James Hennessy 22 18/09/1940 Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 22. Son of James and Harriet Hennessy of Westport Co. Mayo Irish Republic.
Thomas Magine Hughes 22 18/09/1940 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 22. Son of Charles and J. Hughes of South Shields Co. Durham.
Engel Lahne 58 18/09/1940 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 58
Magnus Robert Alexander Leask 16 18/09/1940 Deck Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 16. Son of Magnus and Jemima Agnes Leask of Setter Zetland.
Robert Small Martin 64 18/09/1940 Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 64. Son of Henry Edward and Dorothy Ann Martin; husband of Jane Martin.
James Riley 44 18/09/1940 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 44. Husband of Edith Emily Riley of Cardiff.
Robert Satchfield 17 18/09/1940 Mess Room Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 17. Son of Peggy Satchfield and stepson of Robert Dudgeon of Jarrow Co. Durham.
Graham Sawyer 20 18/09/1940 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 20
James Smith 55 18/09/1940 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 55
William George Stiff 19 18/09/1940 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 19. Son of Ernest John Burman Stiff and Elsie Dehaney Stiff of Cadoxton Barry Glamorgan.
Albert Thomas 21 18/09/1940 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 21. Son of Albert and Elizabeth Thomas.
Thomas Williams 45 18/09/1940 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 45
James Wilson 19 18/09/1940 Cabin Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 19. Son of Hugh James Wilson and Mary Wilson of Old Swan Liverpool.

Magne

She was a 1,191 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 14 March 1945 by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-714 at position 55° 52' N 01° 59' W. The survivors were picked up by HMS Wivern which assisted HMSAS Natal in sinking the U-boat later the same day. Overall ten crew members were lost - the others presumably Swedish.

Magne
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Llewellyn Lewis 30 14/03/1945 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 66. Age 30. Husband of Ivy G. Lewis of Manor Park Essex.