Vessels Lost in WW1 Recorded on the Memorial at Tower Hill: Larchmore to Lena

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.

Larchmore

Larchmore was a 4,355 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1912 by J. L. Thompson & Sons Ltd. for Fenmore Steamship Co. Ltd. From 1914 she was owned by Johnson Line Ltd. and managed by W. Johnston & Co. Ltd. She was captured on 3 July 1915 by German submarine U-39 at position 48° 54' N, 06° 28' W - approximately 70 nautical miles South-West by South of Wolf Rock. She was en route from Cardiff to Bombay with a cargo of coal.

Larchmore
Surname Forename Age Honours/Awards D.O.D Rank Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Additional Information
McLaughlin Thomas John 39 03/07/1915 Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Joseph And Mary McLaughlin. Born At Liverpool.

Laura Ann

Laura Ann was a 116 GRT wooden schooner completed in 1855 by Fellows of Yarmouth for R. Foster of Yarmouth. At the time of her loss she was owned by Richard Gibbs Foster of Gloucester and had been rebuilt at Southtown, Suffolk with a new GRT of 88. She was captured on 5 June 1917 by German submarine UB-23 approximately 20 nautical miles South-South-East of Beachy Head and sunk by explosive charge. She was en route from Treport to Runcorn with a cargo of boulders.

Laura Ann
Surname Forename Age Honours/Awards D.O.D Rank Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Additional Information
Wall Christopher 62 05/06/1917 Master Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Elizabeth Ellen Wall, Of Ardmara, Summer Hill, Wicklow.

Laurium

Laurium was a 575 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1896 by R. Craggs & Sons for B.K.Bergersen as Gerd. At the time of her loss she was owned by Thordis Shipping Co. Ltd. and managed by J. Slater. She sank on 23 April 1918 after striking a mine laid by German submarine UC-64 approximately 15 nautical miles East of Skegness near the Inner Dowsing light vessel. She was en route from Hull to Rouen with a cargo of coal.

Laurium
Surname Forename Age Honours/Awards D.O.D Rank Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Additional Information
Davies John Thomas 22 23/04/1918 First Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of David And Elizabeth Davies (Nee Jones), Of Minerva House, Cemas St., Kilgerran, Pem. Born At Kilgerran.

Lavernock

Lavernock was a 2,362 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1888 by Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co. Ltd. for Morel. At the time of her loss she was owned by Allen Adams & Co. Ltd. She was sunk on 17 September 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine UB-117 at position 50° 28' N, 05° 06' W - approximately 5 nautical miles South-West of Trevose Head. She was en route from Bilbao to Glasgow with a cargo of iron ore.

Lavernock Lavernock
Surname Forename Age Honours/Awards D.O.D Rank Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Additional Information
Bolton John 41 17/09/1918 Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John Bolton And The Late Margaret Bolton; Husband Of Ellen Bolton (Nee Queen), Of 285 Argyle St., Glasgow. Born At Glasgow.
Cooke Jeffrey Walter 17/09/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Mr. Cooke was a member of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 31 of the Chatham Naval Memorial.
Dennistoun Robert Mather 20 17/09/1918 Ship s Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John And Elizabeth Dennistoun (Nee Mather), Of Station Road, Grangemouth. Born At Carluke.
Doyle John 25 17/09/1918 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mary Doyle (Nee Mcfleer), And The Late Hugh Doyle; Husband Of Eliza Doyle (Nee Brown), Of 4, Caithness St., Glasgow. Born At Glasgow.
Dumble George Henry 39 17/09/1918 Master Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Amelia Isabella Dumble, Of 105, Sorley St., Chester Rd., Sunderland.
Ferguson David 33 17/09/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Neil And Annie Ferguson; Husband Of Margaret Ferguson (Nee Mcdovall), Of 206, Clarkston Rd., Cathcart, Glasgow. Born At Glasgow.
Freeman Wilfred Frank 19 17/09/1918 Wireless Operator Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Frank Augustus And Emily Freeman, Of 87, Dennis Rd., Sparkbrook, Birmingham.
Harvie Robert 32 17/09/1916 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mary Coulter Harvie And The Late Robert Harvie; Husband Of Margaret Harvie (Nee Stewart), Of 466, St. Vincent St., Glasgow. Born At Glasgow.
Hauschutz Henry John 36 17/09/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Francis And Teresa Hauschutz; Husband Of Rose Ann Hauschutz (Nee Mcewan), Of 83, Anderston Quay, Glasgow. Born At Vienna.
Hinds John 23 17/09/1918 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Elizabeth Hinds (Nee Fleming), Of 246, Craig St., Kinning Park, Glasgow, And The Late John Hinds. Born At Glasgow.
Landreth Clifforde Charles Perkins 26 17/09/1918 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of James And Jane Ann Landreth (Formerly Briggs), Of 166, Roker Avenue, Sunderland. Born At Sunderland.
MacKend John Cowan 25 17/09/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John And Rachel MacKend; Husband Of Annie MacKend (Nee Atherton), Of 2, Apsley Place, Govan, Glasgow. Born At Govan.
Macpherson John 44 17/09/1918 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Born At Dundee.
McIntyre John 50 17/09/1918 Boatswain Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Alexander And Christina McIntyre (Nee McNeil); Husband Of Mary McIntyre (Formerly McKinnon, Nee Griffiths), Of Bone, Barra, Castlebay, Inverness. Born At Barra, Inverness.
McMillan Jas 26 17/09/1918 Mess Room Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Robert And Mary McMillan (Nee Duffy). Born At Carluke, Lanark.
Moore 40 17/09/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs Moore, Of 195, Victoria Docks Rd., Canning Town. Born In London.
Morgan Frederick 47 17/09/1918 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Catherine Morgan, Of 114, Hastings St., Sunderland. Born At Sunnyside, Yorks.
Murray Patrick 17/09/1918 Leading Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son of Jeremiah and Mary Murray, of Myross, Union Hall, Co. Cork. Mr. Murray was a member of the Royal Naval Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 29 of the Plymouth Naval Memorial.
Ruth James 44 17/09/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late James And Ellen Ruth (Nee Langton). Born At Bootle.
Sidwell Archibald 30 17/09/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late William And Kate Sidwell (Nee Gillan). Born At Anderston, Glasgow.
Thomson Charles 42 17/09/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Samuel And Christina Thomson; Husband Of Catherine Thomson (Nee Chadburn), Of 7, Union Place, Anderston, Glasgow. Born At Cowcaddens, Glasgow.
Thornton Albert 28 17/09/1918 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Son Of James And Emma Thornton (Nee Timmermann), Of Miltown Cottage, Warrenpoint, Co. Down. Born At Glasgow.
Watt Thomas John 61 17/09/1918 Second Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Alexander And Catherine Watt; Husband Of Agnes Watt (Nee Neville), Of 328, Woodlands Rd., Glasgow. Born At Blyth.
Wayman Thomas Davie 68 17/09/1918 First Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late George And Mary Wayman; Husband Of Sarah Jane Wayman (Nee Mcewen), Of 19, Villette Rd., Sunderland. Born At Sunderland.
Young Alexander 37 17/09/1918 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late John And Annie Maggie Young. Born At Bridge Of Weir.

Leasowe Castle

Leasowe Castle was a 9,737 GRT steam passenger/cargo ship completed in 1915 by Cammell, Laird & Co. Ltd. At the time of her loss she was in the hands of the British Government Shipping Controller and managed by Union-Castle Mail Steamship Co. She was sunk on 27 May 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine UB-51 at position 31° 30' N, 27° 56' E - approximately 104 nautical miles West by North of Alexandria. She was en route from Alexandria to Marseille carrying passengers - she was in use as a troop carrier at the time.

According to Charles Hocking - External Ref. #35:

The Union Castle liner Leasowe Castle was built to the order of Greek owners as the Vasilissa Sophia but never delivered to them. She was taken over by the British Government in 1917. Soon after going into service she was torpedoed off Gibraltar on April 20th 1917 but managed to reach port and effect repairs. On May 27th 1918 she was in convoy from Egypt to Marseille when she was torpedoed and sunk 104 miles W by N of Alexandria. On this occasion she was carrying 3,000 troops and was under command of Capt. E. J. Holl. Ninety-two persons including the captain were killed.
Leasowe Castle
Surname Forename Age Honours/Awards D.O.D Rank Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Additional Information
Bond Reginald C. 23 27/05/1918 Wireless Operator Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Thomas C. Bond, Of 26, Cathcart St., South Kensington, London.
Holl E.J. 27/05/1918 Master Tower Hill Memorial
Hughes Brinley Thomas 22 27/05/1918 Wireless Operator Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Thomas And Mary Hughes (Nee Williams), Of 11, Havard Rd., Llanelly, Carmarthenshire.
Jones Hugh 26 27/05/1918 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late John And Margaret Jones (Nee Armstrong). Born At Liverpool.
Leonard James 32 27/05/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of James Leonard And The Late Esther Leonard; Husband Of Mary Ellen Leonard (Nee Sinnott), Of 37, Gordon St., Liverpool. Born At Liverpool.
O'Hare William 30 27/05/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Anne O'Hare (Nee Boylan), Of 217, Hornby St., Liverpool, And The Late Patrick O'Hare. Born At Liverpool.
Ross William 51 27/05/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of The Late Annie Ross (Nee Daley). Born At Warrington.

Ledbury

Ledbury was a 3,046 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1892 by J. L. Thompson & Sons for Mercantile Steamship Co. as Obi. From 1915 she was owned by Alexander Shipping Co. Ltd. and managed by Capper, Alexander & Co. She was sunk on 26 March 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine UB-43 approximately 90 nautical miles North by East of Benghazi. She was en route from Karachi to the UK with a cargo of wheat.

Ledbury
Surname Forename Age Honours/Awards D.O.D Rank Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Additional Information
Duncan Peter 33 26/03/1917 Boatswain Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Charles Duncan, And The Late Ann Duncan; Husband Of Hannah Duncan (Nee Byrne), Of 3, Whitehedge Rd., Grassendale, Liverpool. Born At Shetland.
Fletcher Benjamin 30 26/03/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Alice Fletcher (Nee Guest), Of 4, York St., Garston, Lancs., And The Late Francis Fletcher. Born At Darlaston, Staffs.
McGinn Bernard 27 26/03/1917 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late William And Henrietta McGinn. Born In Bengal.

Leeds

Leeds was a 161 GRT steam trawler completed in 1897 by Mackie & Thomson for Consolidate Steam Fishing & Ice Co. Ltd. and registered at Grimsby as GY.207. She damaged on 7 July 1918 by gunfire from German submarine UB-40 approximately 53 nautical miles East by South of the Humber light vessel.

Leeds
Surname Forename Age Honours/Awards D.O.D Rank Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Additional Information
Featherstone William Walton 39 07/07/1918 Deck Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Edward Oliver And Harriet Featherstone (Nee Walton), Of 140, Macaulay St., Grimsby.
Thompson Walter John 53 07/07/1918 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of May Thompson, And The Late John Thompson; Husband Of Harriet Jane Thompson (Nee Schofield), Of 2, Patrick St., Grimsby.

Leicester

Leicester was a 1,002 GRT steam passenger/cargo ship completed in 1891 by Earle's Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. for Great Central Railway Co. She sank on 12 February 1916 after striking a mine laid by German submarine UC-6 at position 51° 04' N, 01° 15' E - approximately 2.5 nautical miles South-East by East of Folkestone Pier. She was en route from Portsmouth to Cromarty with a general cargo.

Leicester
Surname Forename Age Honours/Awards D.O.D Rank Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Additional Information
Barker Fred 14/02/1915 Fireman Grimsby (Scartho Road) Cemetery 42. D. 6.
Brumund Gerhard Frederick William 41 12/02/1916 Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Henry And The Late Betty Brumund; Husband Of Frances Annie Brumund (Nee Coleman), Of 48, Crow Hill Avenue, Cleethorpes. Born At Grimsby.
Charlton Robert 44 12/02/1916 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Elizabeth Charlton And The Late George Brown Charlton; Husband Of Miriam Charlton (Nee Stapleton), Of 172, Wellholme Rd., Grimsby. Born At Grimsby.
Cosman Ernest 41 12/02/1916 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late John Cosman And Eliza Cosman; Husband Of Sarah Annie Cosman (Nee Pyman), Of 136, Legsby Avenue, Grimsby. Born At Hull.
Cumblidge John Henry 12/02/1916 Steward Grimsby (Scartho Road) Cemetery 42. D. 5.
Dales Alfred 50 12/02/1916 Able Seaman Grimsby (Scartho Road) Cemetery 42. D. 7.
Edmonds George Edward 58 12/02/1916 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late George And Emma Edwards. Born At Brighton.
Goodey Edward 32 12/02/1916 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Jonathan Goodey; Husband Of Harriet Goodey (Nee Johnson), Of 28, Phelps St., New Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire. Born At Grimsby.
Hague Ernest 39 12/02/1916 Second Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late John William And Eliza Hague; Husband Of Sarah Ann Hague (Nee Wilson), Of 15, Victoria Avenue, Wellsted St., Hull. Born At Hull.
Harrington George Herbert 26 12/02/1916 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Thomas And Eliza Harrington, Back Of 13, Grimsby Rd New Cleethorpes, Grimsby. Born At Grimsby.
Hollingsworth Arthur 22 12/02/1916 Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Joseph And Kate Hollingsworth; Husband Of Elizabeth Hollingsworth (Nee Webster), Of 31, Tennyson St., Grimsby Born At Grimsby.
Hudson Albert 52 12/02/1916 Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mary Bush Hudson, Of 27, Queen St., Grimsby, And The Late Thomas Hudson. Born At Muckton, Louth, Lincs.
Larson Charles Baden 15 12/02/1916 Mess Room Boy Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Eva Violet Coo (Formerly Larson), And The Late William Larson, Of 32, Levington St., Grimsby. Born At Gorleston-On-Sea.
Parker Arthur 43 12/02/1916 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Susan And The Late Henry Parker; Husband Of The Late Lilian Parker (Nee Raworth). Born At Runham Market.
Shepherd Edward 31 12/02/1916 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Martha Shepherd And The Late John Lewis Shepherd; Husband Of Mary Jane Shepherd (Nee Marfleet), Of 1, Lyndhurst Terrace, Cleethorpes, Lincs. Born At Grimsby.
Smith Harry Clarke 53 12/02/1916 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late William And Rhoda Smith. Born At Ely.
Wringe Arthur George 51 12/02/1916 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Ellen Wringe (Nee Osman), Of 110, Stirling St., Grimsby, Lincs. Born At Brightlingsea.

Leinster

Leinster was a 2,632 GRT steam passenger ship completed in 1897 by Laird Bros. for City of Dublin Steam Packet Company. She was sunk on 10 October 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine UB-123 at position 53° 19' N, 05° 47' W - approximately 7 nautical miles East-South-East of the Kish light vessel. She was en route from Dublin to Holyhead carrying passengers.

According to Charles Hocking - External Ref. #35:

The steamship Leinster maintained the Irish-English service of her company throughout the four years of the First World War. On the morning of October 10th 1918 she left Kingstown for Holyhead with 680 passengers and crew under command of Capt. W. Birch. When only a few hours out she was torpedoed by a German submarine and sank with the loss of 480 lives. Two torpedoes struck the ship, the first exploding near the bow where 22 Post Office officials were engaged in sorting the mail. Of these 21 were killed instantly. The second torpedo penetrated her engine room and killed and injured many persons. Capt. Birch had an eye blown out by splinters from the explosion and his leg smashed; he was pulled into a boat but was drowned when it capsized later.

The weather was bad with a very heavy sea, nevertheless an attempt was made to take the steamship in tow while an S.O.S. was sent out. In response to this a destroyer came on the scene in time to rescue 33 persons but too late to assist the Leinster which had foundered in the meantime.

At the time of the attack, many passengers were lying in their berths owing to the rough sea, and there was much confusion when they rushed on deck. Several of the boats were got out too hurriedly and capsized.

Notes: The Memorial records the death of Mr. Bunday, a Production Inspector from the Devonport dockyard, and Josephine Carr, a WRNS Clerk. It is presumed that both were being carried as passengers. As far as I am aware, Josephine Carr is the only female recorded on the memorial. I have some doubt about the accuracy of information about Mr. T Williams. There were two people of that name killed on 10 October 1918. A "T.Williams" is listed as serving on Leinster and his details are recorded in the table below. The Memorial seems to show a "T.P.B. Williams" but this person served in HMS Colleen according to the CWGC database. HMS Colleen appears to have been used as some kind of base or administration unit at this time rather than a fighting ship making it even more mysterious.

Leinster Leinster
Surname Forename Age Honours/Awards D.O.D Rank Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Additional Information
Anthony Robert 54 10/10/1918 Lamp Trimmer Holyhead (Maeshyfryd) Burial Board Cemetery 2. 1568. Husband Of Mary Anthony, Of 6, Back Bath St., Holyhead.
Birch William 10/10/1918 Master Tower Hill Memorial
Brennan William John 35 10/10/1918 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Richard And Fanny Brennan; Husband Of Anne Brennan (Nee Kinch), Of 135, Lower George St., Kingstown, Co. Dublin. Born At Kingstown.
Bunday William John 47 10/10/1918 Inspector (Production) Tower Hill Memorial Husband of the late Eliza Emma Bunday; father of Mr. J. J. Bunday, of 86, Wroughton Rd., Wandsworth Common, London. Member of the International Association of Naval Architects. Mr. Bunday worked for H.M. Dockyard (Devonport) and is also commemorated on panel 31 of the Plymouth Naval Memorial.
Carr Josephine 19 10/10/1918 Clerk (Shorthand Typist) Tower Hill Memorial Daughter of Kathleen Carr, of 4, Bethesda Row, Blackrock Rd., Cork, and the late Samuel Carr. Ms. Carr was a member of the Women's Royal Naval Service and is also commemorated on panel 31 of the Plymouth Naval Memorial.
Christy John 10/10/1918 Signalman Tower Hill Memorial Son of Edward Christy, of Rainford, St. Helens. Mr. Christy was a member of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 30 of the Plymouth Naval Memorial.
Cody Thomas 39 10/10/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Thomas And Bridget Cody (Nee Curran); Husband Of Mary Cody (Nee Malone), Of 13, Clarinda Park N., Kingstown, Co. Dublin. Born At Kilkenny.
Crispin John David 49 10/10/1918 Fourth Engineer Officer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Thomas C. And Ann Crispin; Husband Of Mary Elizabeth Crispin (Nee Evans), Of 38, Maeshyfryd Rd., Holyhead, Anglesey. Born At Holyhead.
Harvey Michael 24 10/10/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Cornelius Harvey, Of 30, Tivoli Terrace East, Kingstown, Co. Dublin, And The Late Julia Harvey (Nee Hobson).
Hickey James 28 10/10/1918 Greaser Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Bridget Hickey, And The Late James Hickey; Husband Of Alice Hickey (Nee Kenny), Of 29, Tivoli Terrace East, Kingstown, Co. Dublin. Born At Kingstown.
Hughes Owen Richard 29 10/10/1918 Cook Holyhead (Maeshyfryd) Burial Board Cemetery 2. 1570. Son Of Owen Thomas And Margaret Hughes, Of 9, Boston St., Holyhead.
Hughes Richard George 36 10/10/1918 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Sarah Elizabeth Hughes And The Late Robert Hughes; Husband Of Laura Hughes (Nee Jones), Of East Lynne, Rhosygaer Avenue, Holyhead, Anglesey. Born At Holyhead.
Inglis Joseph 41 10/10/1918 2nd Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Robert And Sarah Ann Inglis; Husband Of Ida Inglis (Nee Plant), Of 7, Newry Four St., Holyhead. Born At Dublin.
Jeffries Arthur Henry 27 10/10/1918 Wireless Operator Dean S Grange Cemetery SW. T1. 90. Born At Cambridge. Son Of Richard Jeffries; Husband Of Margaret Jeffries (Formerly Torkington, Nee Smith), Of Monaster Lodge, Glenageary Rd., Kingstown.
Jones Hugh 45 10/10/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Hugh And Elizabeth Jones; Husband Of Jane Jones, Of 34, Lainfain, Holyhead. Born At Gaerwen, Anglesey.
Jones John 37 10/10/1918 Greaser Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Evan And Jane Jones; Husband Of Alice Jones (Nee Eaton), Of 41, Teal St., London Rd., Holyhead. Born At Holyhead.
Jones O.J. 10/10/1918 2nd Steward Holyhead (Maeshyfryd) Burial Board Cemetery 2. 1553.
Joyce Michael 10/10/1918 Leading Stoker Tower Hill Memorial Mr. Joyce was a member of the Royal Navy and is also commemorated on panel 28 of the Plymouth Naval Memorial.
Kehoe Francis 25 10/10/1918 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Catherin Kehoe (Nee Murphy), Of 2, Eden Terrace, Kingstown, Co. Dublin, And The Late John Kehoe Born At Wexford.
Langley Martin 10/10/1918 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Mr. Langley was a member of the Royal Naval Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 31 of the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. According to records held by the CWGC he was serving on HM Drifter City of London but died on Leinster.
Longmore Henry 32 10/10/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Thomas And Margaret Longmore; Husband Of Mary Longmore (Nee Dondall), Of 50, Convent Rd., Kingstown, Co. Dublin. Born At Kingstown.
Loughlin John 45 10/10/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William Loughlin And The Late Elizabeth Loughlin; Husband Of Mary Loughlin (Nee Foy), Of 105, Patrick St., Kingstown, Co. Dublin. Born At Kingstown.
Mathias William 52 10/10/1918 Chief Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Jane Mathias And The Late John Mathias; Husband Of Elizabeth Ann Mathias (Nee Lewis), Of 33, Newry St., Holyhead. Born At Holyhead.
Moors Edward Salisbury 48 10/10/1918 Engineer s Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late John And Elizabeth Moors; Husband Of Mary Moors (Nee Richards), Of 9, Edmund St., Holyhead, Anglesey. Born At Birkenhead.
Murphy Bernard 23 10/10/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Margaret Murphy (Nee Farren), Of 1, Adelaide Cottage, Kingstown, Co. Dublin, And The Late Bernard Murphy.
Nyhan James 34 10/10/1918 Petty Officer Stoker Tower Hill Memorial Son of Daniel and Mary Nyhan, of Muckross, Clonakilty, Co. Cork. Mr. Nyhan was a member of the Royal Navy and is also commemorated on panel 27 of the Plymouth Naval Memorial.
O'Toole Patrick 22 10/10/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of James And Catherine O'Toole (Nee Dent), Of 26, Stockton St., Middlesbrough, Yorks, And 1, Summerhill Avenue, Kingstown, Co. Dublin. Born At Kingstown, Co. Dublin.
Owen Hannah 36 10/10/1918 Stewardess Holyhead (Maeshyfryd) Burial Board Cemetery B. 890. Daughter Of William And Mary Owen, Of 2, Tower Gardens, Holyhead.
Parry Louisa 22 10/10/1918 Stewardess Tower Hill Memorial Daughter Of Owen And Katherine Parry (Nee Williams), Of 5, Fair View, Holyhead, Anglesey.
Roberts Richard 44 10/10/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Owen And Ann Roberts; Husband Of Catherine Roberts (Nee Williams), Of 55, London Rd., Holyhead, Anglesey. Born In Anglesey.
Roberts William 46 10/10/1918 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late George And Jane Roberts; Husband Of Mary Roberts, Of 14, Wian St., London Rd., Holyhead, Anglesey. Born At Amlwch, Anglesey.
Rowlands Hugh 43 10/10/1918 Ticket Clerk Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late David And Mary Rowlands; Husband Of Mary Catherine Rowlands (Nee Williams), Of 17, Maishyfryd Rd., Holyhead, Anglesey. Born At Holyhead.
Smith John William 49 10/10/1918 Greaser Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Hannah And The Late John William Smith; Husband Of Mary Smith (Nee Maguire), Of 17 Desmond Avenue, Kingstown, Co. Dublin. Born At Leeds.
Stokes George Edward Francis 31 10/10/1918 Petty Officer Stoker Tower Hill Memorial Son of John and Ellen Stokes, of I, Ardcairn Villas, Ballintemple, Co. Cork. Mr. Stokes was a member of the Royal Navy and is also commemorated on panel 28 of the Plymouth Naval Memorial. Records held by the CWGC state that he was serving on HMS Blake but lost his life on Leinster.
Thomas Robert 35 10/10/1918 Greaser Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William And Elizabeth Thomas; Husband Of Jennie Thomas (Nee Jones), Of 20, Rock St., Mill Bank, Holyhead, Anglesey. Born At Holyhead.
Tyrrell Henry 57 10/10/1918 Quartermaster Dean S Grange Cemetery N. R1. 92. Son Of The Late Michael And Elizabeth Tyrrell; Husband Of Bridget Tyrrell (Nee Blanch), Of 2, Jane Villa, Tivoli Rd., Kingstown, Dublin. Born At Arklow, Co. Wicklow.
Warren William 35 10/10/1918 3rd Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Job Warren And The Late Catherine Warren; Husband Of Charlotte Warren (Nee Archbold), Of 6, Wellington St., Kingstown, Co., Dublin. Born At Kingstown, Co., Dublin.
Whelan Dennis 48 10/10/1918 Quartermaster Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Michael Whelan, And The Late Mary Whelan (Nee Connell); Husband Of Catherine Whelan (Nee Berry), Of 29, Lower George S St., Kingstown, Co. Dublin. Born At Kingstown.
White David 41 10/10/1918 Able Seaman (Leading Boatman C.G.) Tower Hill Memorial Son of David White; husband of Mary A. White, of 12, Magazine Rd., Cork. Mr. White was a member of the Royal Navy and is also commemorated on panel 27 of the Plymouth Naval Memorial. Records held by the CWGC state that he was serving on HMR Pembroke but lost his life on Leinster.
Williams G 10/10/1918 Greaser Holyhead (Maeshyfryd) Burial Board Cemetery 2. 28.
Williams John 29 10/10/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mary Williams (Nee Hughes), Of 9, Summer Hill, Holyhead, Anglesey. Born At Gwalchmai, Anglesey.
Williams Richard 52 10/10/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Richard, And Jane Williams; Husband Of Catherine Williams (Nee Lewis), Of 9, Rock St., Holyhead, Anglesey. Born At Holyhead.
Williams Robert John 49 10/10/1918 Carpenter Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William, And The Late Jane Williams; Husband Of Louisa Williams (Nee Murphy), Of 1, George St., Holyhead, Anglesey. Born At Holyhead.
Williams T 10/10/1918 Fireman Holyhead (Maeshyfryd) Burial Board Cemetery 2. 1564.

Lena

Lena was a 2,463 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1904 by Craig, Taylor & Co. for Lena Steamship Co. Ltd. From 1916 she was owned by Whitefield Steamship Co. Ltd. and managed by James, Muers & Griffin. She was sunk on 23 April 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-61 at position 48° 45' N, 08° 30' W - South-West of the Scilly Islands. She was en route from Huelva to Bristol with a cargo of government stores.

Lena Lena
Surname Forename Age Honours/Awards D.O.D Rank Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Additional Information
Armston Charles Lawrence Nelson 55 14/04/1917 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Joseph Armston, And The Late Christianna Armston; Husband Of Clara Ann Armston, Of 98, New Zealand Rd., Cardiff. Born In London.
Beckson J.A. 31 14/04/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born In London.
Brito Jose 45 14/04/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Christina Perpetua Brito, Of Sao Vicente, Cabo Verde, Sitio Monte. Born In Cape Verde Islands.
Carter Henry Charles Bellamy 16 14/04/1917 Mess Room Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Henry Charles And Amy Carter, Of 2, Llanelly St., East Moors, Cardiff.
Diamentina Jose 39 14/04/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Lella Diamentina, Of Sao Vincente. Cabo Verde. Sitio Monte. Born At Cape Verde.
Dost Muhammad Surhan 14/04/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Du Rees Philip 30 14/04/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born In Cape Verde Island.
Gerada George 23 14/04/1917 Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Carmelo And Giovanna Gerada, Of 20, Strada S. Pietro, Sliema, Malta. Born In Malta.
Gould Francois 34 14/04/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Jeremia Gould, Of Rexton, New Brunswick, Canada, And The Late Marguerite Gould.
Jackson Ernest 39 14/04/1917 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Annie And The Late Thomas Jackson; Husband Of Nancy Jackson, Of 20, Noble St., Sunderland. Born At Sunderland.
Jellings Arthur Vincent 20 14/04/1917 Leading Boatswain Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Edwin And Robbena Eliza Jellings, Of 48, Ninian Rd., Cardiff.
Jones William 54 14/04/1917 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late John Jenkin Jones And Martha Jones; Husband Of Jane Jones, Of 15, North Parade, Aberystwyth. Born At Aberystwyth.
Leo T 26 14/04/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Russia.
Lima Manuel Joas 26 14/04/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Joas Roza Lima, Of Santo Antao, Cabo Verde, Sitio Ribeira Da Cruz. Born In Cape Verde Islands.
Miller William 19 14/04/1917 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son of Robert and Ellen Miller, of Skaill, Lybster, Caithness. Mr. Miller was a member of the Royal Naval Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 27 of the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.
Mills W 14/04/1917 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial
Mitchinson Robert Logan 46 14/04/1917 Master Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Gertrude Mitchinson, Of 39, Boulevard, Anlaby Rd., Hull.
Moyse George 31 14/04/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Joseph Moyse, Of 1, Westcroft Terrace, Appledore, Devon, And The Late Mary Elizabeth Moyse. Born At Appledore.
Neville William Henry 54 14/04/1917 First Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late James And Ann Neville; Husband Of Annie Neville (Nee Oram), Of 89, Wingrove Gardens, Newcastle-On-Tyne, Northumberland. Born At South Shields.
Piloto M 34 14/04/1917 Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial Born At St. Vincent, Cape Verde.
Ramos A 40 14/04/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born At St. Vincent, Cape Verde.
Rodrigues M 40 14/04/1917 Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Cape Verde Islands.
Townsend J 54 14/04/1917 Boatswain Tower Hill Memorial Born At Weymouth.
Townsend William Charles 25 14/04/1917 Leading Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son of E. I. and Mary Jane Townsend, of 114, Lyon St., Newtown, Southampton. Mr. Townsend was a member of the Royal Naval Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 27 of the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.
Wallace William 34 14/04/1917 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Born At Demerara.
Walsh W 50 14/04/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Cork.