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.

Marlene

She was a 7,243 GRT steam refrigerated cargo ship that was sunk on 2 November 1942 by torpedoes fired by German submarine U-522 at position 52° 20' N, 45° 40' W.

Marlene Marlene
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Ali Dewan 40 04/04/1941 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 68. Age 40
Leonard Alfred Allen 30 04/04/1941 Deck Hand Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 30
Frederick Green 44 04/04/1941 Chief Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 44. Son of Edgar Craven Green and Mary Green; husband of Edith Maud Green of Roby Liverpool.
Cyril Pountney Johnson 16 04/04/1941 Cadet Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 16. Son of Edward and Martha Johnson of Skegness Lincolnshire.
James Edward Lester 23 04/04/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 23. Husband of Laura Elizabeth Lester of Durban Natal South Africa.
Meah Lal 04/04/1941 Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69.
Mohomed Ali 37 04/04/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 37
John Mcdermott 67 04/04/1941 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 67. Son of John and Mary McDermott; husband of Louisa McDermott of Crosby Lancashire. Engr. Lieut. R.N.R. 1914-1918.
George Alexander Ross 35 04/04/1941 Chief Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 35
Charles Speed 60 04/04/1941 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 60
Cyril Percival Stevens 24 04/04/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 24
Leo Walsh 27 04/04/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 27. Son of William John Walsh and of Mary Alice Walsh of Huyton Lancashire; husband of Madeline Walsh of Liverpool.
Edwin Griffith Williams 23 04/04/1941 Carpenter Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 23. Adopted son of Ellen Jane Jones of Morfa Nevin Caenarvonshire.

Marsa

She was a 4,405 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 21 November 1943 by bombing by aircraft at position 46° 40' N, 18° 18' W. The He177 aircraft launched a prototype guided missile - a Henschel Hs 293 glider-bomb. A history of the ship and details of how she was lost can be found on the Benjidog Court Line website HERE.

Marsa
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Christian Joseph Cayley 19 21/11/1943 Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 19

Marslew

She was a 4,542 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 24 February 1941 by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-69 at position 59° 18' N, 21° 30' W.

Marslew
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
James G. Firman 51 23/02/1941 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 51. Son of James Laurie and Sarah Firman; husband of Minnie Firman of Bridlington Yorkshire.
Joseph Neville Fritchley 17 23/02/1941 Apprentice Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 17. Son of Reginald and Minnie Fritchley of Normanby-le-Wold Lincolnshire.
David William Jones 23/02/1941 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69.
Ronald Peter Macdonald 21 23/02/1941 First Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 21. Son of Rodrick and Winifred Mary MacDonald of Edinburgh.
Herbert Ridge 61 23/02/1941 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 61. Son of Herbert and Mary Jane Ridge husband of Margaret Ridge of South Shields Co Durham.
Saleh Messin 51 23/02/1941 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 51
Sali Mohamed 48 23/02/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 48
Frederick William Tagoe 17 23/02/1941 Cabin Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 17
Frank Walker 30 23/02/1941 Third Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 30. Son of Millicent Walker of Hull; husband of G. Walker of Hull.
Arthur Thomas Wall 29 23/02/1941 Chief Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 29
Hubert Roland Watkins 57 23/02/1941 Master Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 57. Husband of Eliza Jane (Jeanie) Watkins of Mickle Trafford Cheshire.
William Wellburn 20 23/02/1941 Third Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 20

Martaban

She was a 4,161 GRT compound-engined cargo ship that survived the war. She was damaged on 13 October 1942 by torpedoes fired by Japanese submarine I-162 at position 06° 31' N, 82° 03' E.

Martaban
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Alim Sheikh 31 13/10/1942 Seaman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 31
James Neil Munro Park 20 13/10/1942 Cadet Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 20. Son of Andrew Park and of Marion Park of Coatbridge Lanarkshire.
Cyril Charles Logan Pearson 24 13/10/1942 Second Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 24

Marwick Head

She was a 496 GRT steam cargo ship that sank on 12 December 1939 after hitting a mine laid by German submarine U-59 at a position ½ mile south of North Caister Buoy.

Marwick Head
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Alfred William Davies 50 12/12/1939 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 50. Husband of Agnes M. Davies of Edinburgh.
George Innes 21 12/12/1939 Galley Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 21
James Murray 33 12/12/1939 Lamp Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 33
Charles Jules Scammell 48 12/12/1939 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 48. Son of Henry and Hughina Scammell; husband of Georgina W. Scammell of Leith Edinburgh.
Harry Stables 51 12/12/1939 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 51

Mary Kingsley

She was a 4,017 GRT motor cargo ship that survived the war. According to the CWGC database, Mr. Hodson was a carpenter whose Date of Death was 11 June 1943 but I have not found any further information to date about this or about the other two men that lost their lives on this ship.

Mary Kingsley
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Edwin Douglas Ashford 44 01/10/1944 Chief Officer Merchant Navy Sierra Leone Bonthe Cemetery Age 44. Son of Edward William and Alice Ashford; husband of Margaret Myfanwy Ashford of Parbold Lancashire.
Anthony Foulkes 49 05/08/1946 Master Merchant Navy United Kingdom Connahs Quay Cemetery Sec. T. Grave 26. Age 49. Son of William and Louisa Helen Foulkes of Connahs Quay; husband of Sarah Constance Foulkes of Connahs Quay.
John Hodson 11/06/1943 Carpenter Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69.

Marylyn

She was a 4,555 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 31 October 1942 by torpedoes fired by German submarine U-174 at position 00° 46' S, 32° 42' W.

Marylyn
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Ali Farah 42 30/10/1942 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 42
Arthur Mathew Bedford 48 30/10/1942 Boatswain Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 48. Son of Francis and Charlotte Bedford; husband of Florence May Bedford of Grimsby Lincolnshire.
Farah Ali 29 30/10/1942 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 29. Son of Farah and Madino; husband of Halima Ali of Burao Somaliland Protectorate.
Albert Edward Leonard 40 30/10/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 40. Son of Joseph and Annie Leonard.
Luke Loughhead 36 30/10/1942 Fourth Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 36. Son of William and Norah Loughead; husband of Lily Loughead of Salford Lancashire.
Neil Maclean 26 30/10/1942 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 26. Son of Alexander and Flora Maclean; husband of Mary Maclean of Blaenclydach Glamorgan.
Noor Mohamed 42 30/10/1942 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 42
Noor Mohamed 27 30/10/1942 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 27
Charles William Richardson 63 30/10/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 63. Son of Charles William and Elizabeth Richardson; husband of Sarah Jane Richardson of Spring Bank Hull.
Norman Whitehead 18 30/10/1942 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 18. Son of Frank and Mary A. Whitehead of Hollinwood Oldham Lancashire.

Mary Slessor

She was a 4,016 GRT motor refrigerated cargo ship that on 7 February 1943 ran into mines laid by German submarine U-118 at position 35° 58' N, 05° 59' W. She sank later in the Straits of Gibraltar at position 35° 55' N, 05° 59' W.

Mary Slessor
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Arthur Stanley Bates 27 07/02/1943 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 27
Patrick Burke 19 07/02/1943 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 19. Son of William Henry and Anne Burke.
John George Capon 25 07/02/1943 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 25. Son of John George and Jane Capon of Liverpool.
James Campbell Carruthers 49 07/02/1943 Purser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 49. Son of James Campbell Carruthers and Catherine Carruthers; husband of Florence Carruthers of Liverpool.
Meilir Glyn Davies 42 27/10/1941 Purser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Llanfair-Pwllgwyngyll (St. Mary) Churchyard New ground. West of Church. Age 42. Son of John and Elizabeth Davies; husband of Elizabeth Enid Davies of Llanfairpwllgwyngyll.
George Samuel Edgerton 34 07/02/1943 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 34. Husband of Bertha Edgerton of Derby.
Russell Edward Fillmore 20 07/02/1943 Able Seaman Canadian Merchant Navy Canada Halifax Memorial Panel 23. Age 20. Son of Hattie Fillmore of Sackville New Brunswick.
William Fowler 19 07/02/1943 Assistant Baker Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 19
Tom Gilyeat 19 08/02/1943 Third Radio Officer Merchant Navy Gibraltar Gibraltar (North Front) Cemetery Plot 2. Row F. Grave 5. Age 19. Son of Thomas and Margaret Gilyeat of Nelson Lancashire.
George Gilbert Hancock 33 07/02/1943 Chief Baker Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 33. Husband of D. Hancock of Stoneycroft Liverpool.
Cecil Henney 36 07/02/1943 Chief Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 36. Son of Ch. Steward James Henney (lost in M.V. Falaba 28th March 1915) and of Sarah Henney; husband of May Henney of Liverpool.
Joseph Roy Jones 42 07/02/1943 Chief Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 42. Son of Joseph and Mary Louisa Jones; husband of Gwendoline Jones of Rhyl Flintshire.
Charles Robert Judge 24 07/02/1943 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 24. Son of Charles R. Judge and of Ellen Judge of Liverpool.
David Lyon 24 07/02/1943 Third Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 24. Son of James and Elizabeth Lyon; husband of Catherine Lyon of Liverpool.
John Christopher Martin 40 07/02/1943 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 40. Son of John and Margaret Martin; husband of Jane Martin of Liverpool.
Thomas George Massey 43 07/02/1943 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 43
Ronald Morrison 07/02/1943 Greaser and Cleaner Canadian Merchant Navy Canada Halifax Memorial Panel 23.
John Wilfred Murphy 20 07/02/1943 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 20. Son of Thomas and Mary Murphy of Kirkdale Liverpool.
George Henry Mckay 18 07/02/1943 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 18
Adam Oconnor 36 07/02/1943 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 36
Stanley Harold Rosney 27 07/02/1943 Assistant Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 27. Son of Joseph and Martha Rosney of Liverpool.
James Anthony Sheridan 24 07/02/1943 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 24
Anthony Skilandis 35 07/02/1943 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 35. Son of George and Mary Skilandis; husband of Mary Skilandis of Liverpool.
Richard Robson Stephenson 26 07/02/1943 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 26. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Stephenson; husband of Sylvia Stephenson (nee Mulroy) of Liverpool.
John Lloyd Thomas 17 07/02/1943 Deck Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 17. Son of William and Mary Annie Thomas of Penlan Swansea.
John Tynan 29 07/02/1943 Second Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 29. Kings Commendation for Brave Conduct. Son of Joseph and Mary Tynan.
Bert Treer Walton 19 07/02/1943 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 19
Joseph Watkinson 26 07/02/1943 Butcher Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 26. Son of Joseph and Ada Watkinson; husband of Gladys Watkinson of Liverpool.
Frederick Anthony White 30 07/02/1943 Second Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 30. Son of Frederick and Ellen White of Liverpool.

Mataroa

She was a 12,341 GRT steam Passenger/ cargo ship that survived the war. According to the CWGC database, the Date of Death of Mr. Newall who was Chief Steward was 22 July 1942 and that of Mr. Stott who was Second officer was 6 February 1944. Information on how each lost their lives can be found on the Queries and Omissions page under 'Queries' HERE.

Mataroa
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
David Maxwell Newall 54 22/07/1942 Chief Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 54
John Tweedy Stott 27 06/02/1944 Second Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 27. Son of Edgar S. and Alice E. Stott; husband of Eunice M. Stott of St. Austell Cornwall.

Matheran

She was a 7,653 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 19 October 1940 by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-38 at postion 57° 00' N, 17° 00' W.

Matheran
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Abad Ali 28 19/10/1940 Seaman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 28
Abdul Wahid 45 19/10/1940 Boy Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 45
Harry Louis Archer 23 19/10/1940 Third Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 23. Son of Norman and Florence Madeleine Archer; grandson of Florence G. Harris. of Liverpool.
Edward Richard Capps 39 19/10/1940 First Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 39. Son of Edward William and Clara Louise Capps.
Fateh Muhammad 32 19/10/1940 Seaman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 32
John Greenall 46 19/10/1940 Master Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 46. Son of Edward and Mary Jane Greenall; husband of Anne Bertha Greenall of Liverpool.
Habib-Ur-Rahman 24 19/10/1940 Seaman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 24
Nur Muhammad 45 19/10/1940 Cook Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 45
Charles George Wheeler 54 19/10/1940 Quartermaster Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 69. Age 54. Husband of Elizabeth Wheeler of Liverpool.