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 [7].

Empire Mermaid

She was a 6,319 GRT steam cargo ship that was hit on 26 March 1941 by a torpedo fired by an aircraft at position 58° 36' N 10° 00' W and sank at position 57° 33' N 12° 43' W. The vessel was carrying survivors from Cape Nelson when attacked - see entry HERE. She remained afloat for two days. Nineteen men died in the First Officer's boat and four from exposure or wounds.

Empire Mermaid

Casualties

Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Addl. Information
John William Atkinson 32 27/03/1941 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 43. Age 32. Son of John William and Georgina Atkinson; husband of Elma Atkinson of Hull.
Vincent Bellido 43 27/03/1941 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 43. Age 43. Son of Enrriqe and Vincenta Espi Bellido; husband of Margaret T. Bellido of North Shields Northumberland.
Joseph Boyd 37 27/03/1941 Boatswain Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 43. Age 37. Son of Alexander and Jean Boyd of Glencastle Bay Barra Inverness-shire.
Frank Boyle 33 27/03/1941 Wiper Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 43. Age 33
Alexander Mcdougall Buchanan 32 27/03/1941 Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 43. Age 32. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Buchanan of Glasgow.
Thomas Moore Gibson 50 27/03/1941 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 43. Age 50
George Walker Grieve 48 27/03/1941 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 43. Age 48. Son of David and Elizabeth Grieve; husband of Marion Robertson Grieve of Downfield Dundee.
David Craig Junor 52 27/03/1941 Third Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 43. Age 52. Son of Francis Stewart Junor and Margaret Craig Junor.
Ronald Stanley Mills 24 27/03/1941 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 43. Age 24. Son of James Thomas Mills and Elizabeth Mills.
John Mooney 32 27/03/1941 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 43. Age 32
Roderick Macneil 29 27/03/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 43. Age 29. Son of Neil and Catherine MacNeil of Tangasdale Isle of Barra.
John Mcintosh 26 27/03/1941 Second Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 43. Age 26. Son of Donald McIntosh and of Annie H. McIntosh of Dalguise Perthshire.
Michael Otoole 40 27/03/1941 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 43. Age 40
Gordon John Robson 26 27/03/1941 Third Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 43. Age 26. Son of John and Margaret Robson of Glencruitten Oban Argyllshire.
William Taylor Ruxton 27/03/1941 Chief Steward Canadian Merchant Navy Canada Halifax Memorial Panel 18.
Frederick Smith 30 27/03/1941 Fifth Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 43. Age 30. Son of Frederick Albert and Agnes McMurray Smith; husband of Janet Smith of Balsall Heath Birmingham.
Clement Snowball 36 27/03/1941 Carpenter Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 43. Age 36. Husband of P.Snowball of South Bank Middlesbrough Yorkshire.
James Mccrone Speirs 38 27/03/1941 Fourth Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 43. Age 38
Kenneth Sidney Thomas Spencer 17 27/03/1941 Deck Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 43. Age 17. Son of Sidney S. R. and Gertrude Florence Spencer of Forest Hill London.
Thomas George Young 45 27/03/1941 Chief Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 43. Age 45. Son of Archibald Young and of Susan Young of Johnshaven Kincardineshire; husband of Mary Young (nee Macdonald) of Aberdeen.

Empire Mersey

She was a 5,791 GRT steam cargo ship that was hit on 14 October 1942 by torpedoes fired by German submarine U-618 at position 54° 00' N 40° 15' W. This vessel was formerly Ramon de Larrinaga which was salvaged after capsising in 1941 and rebuilt.

Empire Mersey Empire Mersey

Casualties

Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Addl. Information
George Henry Crowther 47 14/10/1942 Deck Hand Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 43. Age 47. Husband of Phylis Crowther of Penarth Glamorgan.
Douglas Haig Dalby 24 14/10/1942 Deck Hand Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 43. Age 24. Son of Robert and Margaret Elizabeth Dalby of Southwick Sunderland Co. Durham.
Felix De Bastarrechea 55 14/10/1942 Master Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 43. Age 55. Husband of Eugenia de Bastarrechea of New Mills Derbyshire.
Marino De Jaureguizar 57 14/10/1942 Chief Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 43. Age 57. Son of Marino and Apolinar de Jaureguizar; husband of Maria Ventura de Jaureguizar of Ouderkerk a/d Amstel Holland.
John Drysdale 57 14/10/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 43. Age 57
Harry A. Holloway 46 14/10/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 46. Son of Harry and Sarah Jane Holloway.
Robert Lawson 41 14/10/1942 Deck Hand Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 41. Son of James Lawson and of Margaret Lawson (nee Oakes); husband of Mary Lawson (nee Cowie) of Glasgow.
Alexander Donald Livingstone 24 14/10/1942 Fourth Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 24. Son of Alexander and Janet Livingstone of Glasgow.
Walter Meering 25 14/10/1942 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 25
David James Mcnair 22 14/10/1942 Second Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 22. Son of James B. R. and Ellen E. McNair of Shipley Yorkshire.
Leslie William Frank Roberts 29 14/10/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 29. Son of Annie Elizabeth Roberts of Swaythling Southampton.
Dennis James Solman 18 14/10/1942 Third Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 18. Son of Gerald Stanley Solman and Ivy Elizabeth Solman of Brighton Sussex.
William Hubert Symonds 42 14/10/1942 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 42. Husband of Winifred Symonds (nee Allen).
Manuel Jesus Vigo 46 14/10/1942 Carpenter Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 46

Empire Metal

She was a 8,201 GRT motor tanker that was bombed by aircraft on 2 January 1943 at Bone (or Bona) harbour and sunk after burning until at least 6 January 1943.

Empire Metal

Casualties

Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Addl. Information
William John Daniels 37 02/01/1943 Fourth Engineer Officer Merchant Navy Algeria Bone War Cemetery, Annaba V. C. 5. Age 37. Son of John and Lillian Daniels of Birmingham; husband of Mary Daniels of South Yardley Birmingham.
Joseph Halligan 16 02/01/1943 Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 16. Son of William P. and Mary Halligan of Liverpool.
Selwyn Law 52 02/01/1943 Master Merchant Navy Algeria Bone War Cemetery, Annaba V. C. 8. Age 52. Son of John Charles and Susan Binder Law of Monkseaton Northumberland.
James Ostler Mackay 27 02/01/1943 First Radio Officer Merchant Navy Algeria Bone War Cemetery, Annaba V. C. 7. Age 27. Son of Malcolm and Mary Keir Ostler Mackay of Alyth Perthshire.
Richard Norman Reed 20 02/01/1943 Third Officer Merchant Navy Algeria Bone War Cemetery, Annaba V. C. 9. Age 20. Son of Alfred George and Annie Alice Reed of Gravesend Kent.
Norman Walton 38 02/01/1943 Chief Officer Merchant Navy Algeria Bone War Cemetery, Annaba V. C. 6. Age 38

Empire Mica

She was a 8,032 GRT steam tanker that was sunk on 29 June 1942 by torpedoes fired by German submarine U-67 at position 29° 25' N 85° 17' W.

Empire Mica

Casualties

Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Ernest Malcolm Barker 47 29/06/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 47. Son of Frederick and Maria Barker; husband of Evelyn Barker of Liverpool.
Douglas Harry Chard 26 29/06/1942 Carpenter Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 26. Son of William Harry and Martha Chard of St. George Bristol; husband of Patricia Chard of St. Pauls Bristol.
James Clegg 37 29/06/1942 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 37. Son of Thomas and Francis Clegg.
Laurence Conlon 17 29/06/1942 Assistant Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 17. Son of Lawrence and Elizabeth Conlon of Belfast Northern Ireland.
Russell Craft 18 29/06/1942 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 18. Son of Clarence Samuel and Alice Myrtle Craft.
Thomas William Hugh Damsell 21 29/06/1942 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 21. Son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Damsell of Totterdown Bristol.
Edward James Dunstan 19 29/06/1942 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 19. Son of Elizabeth G. Fuller. of Falmouth Cornwall.
Roy Donald George Edwards 19 29/06/1942 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 19. Son of George Cecil and Clara May Edwards of Pilning Gloucestershire.
Douglas Harold Elvidge 17 29/06/1942 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 17. Son of Heber and Francisca Elvidge of Sea Mills Gloucestershire.
Harry Thomas Hale 28 29/06/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 28
Joseph Hall 26 29/06/1942 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 26
Frederick Ronald Hayward 18 29/06/1942 Cabin Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 18. Son of John W. and Kathleen Nellie Hayward of Shirehampton Bristol.
Arthur Thomas Alfred Hudd 16 29/06/1942 Pantry Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 16. Son of Frank and Edith Hudd of Avonmouth Gloucestershire.
Martin King 58 29/06/1942 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 58
James John Lowe 16 29/06/1942 Galley Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 16
Roderick Mcilraith 31 29/06/1942 Chief Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 31. Son of John and Sarah McIlraith; husband of Isabella May McIlraith of Manor Park Essex.
Henry Thomas Oxenham 42 29/06/1942 Storekeeper Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 42. Son of Robert and Eliza Oxenham; husband of Amy Oxenham.
David Donald Paterson 43 29/06/1942 Chief Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 43
John James Kidd Reid 29 29/06/1942 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 29. (served as CLARK JAMES). Husband of Marion Reid of Glasgow.
Charles Philip Ryan 47 29/06/1942 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 47
Gordon Stanley Skerrett 37 29/06/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 37. Son of John and Margaret Skerrett.
Anthony John Smith 18 29/06/1942 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 18
Frederick Smith 64 29/06/1942 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 64
Joseph Young Steele 34 29/06/1942 Third Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 34. Kings Commendation for Brave Conduct. Son of Joseph Young Steele and Mary Steele; husband of Annie Weir Steele of Paisley Renfrewshire.
Harold Joseph Urell 33 29/06/1942 Fifth Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 33. Son of William Wallis Urell and of Eliza Urell of Mutley Plymouth; husband of Edith Louvan Urell.
William Vyse 49 29/06/1942 Boatswain Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 49. Husband of Hannah Vyse of North Shields Northumberland.
James White 59 29/06/1942 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 59

Empire Miniver

She was a 5,724 GRT steam cargo ship that was hit on 18 October 1940 by torpedoes fired by German submarine U-99 at position 56° 40' N 10° 45' W.

Empire Miniver

Casualties

Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Alfred Barlow 29 18/10/1940 Fourth Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 29. Son of Arthur Richard and Mary Barlow.
Herbert Edwards 41 18/10/1940 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 41
Alexander Mcghie Paul 44 18/10/1940 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 44. Son of Robert S. and Mary McGhie Paul; husband of Annie Williamson Paul of Glasgow.

Empire Moat

She was a 2,922 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 20 September 1941 by torpedoes fired by German submarine U-124 at position 48° 07' N 22° 05' W. There were no fatalaties from this attack but some crew members lost their lives when the rescue ship Walmer Castle - see entry HERE was sunk as a result of bombing by aircraft.

Empire Moat

Casualties

Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Addl. Information
George William Anstey 37 21/09/1941 Chief Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 37. Son of John and Elizabeth Anstey; husband of Robertina Anstey of South Shields Co. Durham.
William Douglas 41 21/09/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 41. Son of Alexander and Grace Douglas; husband of Euphemia Douglas of Maryhill Glasgow.
James Henry Gallen 39 21/09/1941 Third Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 39. Husband of Flora Gallen of Glasgow.
Harry Thomas Mays 65 21/09/1941 Second Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 65
Malcolm Mckelvie 21 21/09/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 21. Son of William and Margaret McKelvie of Eriskay South Uist.

Empire Moonbeam

She was a 6,849 GRT steam cargo ship that was damaged on 12 September 1942 by torpedoes fired by German submarine U-211, and sunk by further torpedoes from U-608 at position 48° 55' N 33° 38' W.

Empire Moonbeam

Casualties

Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Addl. Information
William John Thompson Atkins 36 08/08/1942 Chief Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 36. Son of George and Elizebeth Atkins; husband of Ida Atkins of North Shields Northumberland.
John Henry Brice 39 08/08/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 39. Son of John and Ellen Phoebe Brice.
Thomas Cushnahan 28 08/08/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 28. Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Cushnahan of Portglenone Co. Antrim Northern Ireland; husband of Annie Cushnahan of Lurgan Co. Armagh Northern Ireland.
T Dwyer 27 08/08/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 27
Wilfred John Elson 20 08/08/1942 Carpenter Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 20. Husband of Frances Elizabeth Elson of Chester.
Robert Sloan Graham 20 11/09/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 20. Son of Elizabeth Robertson of Stevenston Ayrshire.
Thomas Hughes 40 08/08/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 40
Edward B. Jenkins 21 08/08/1942 Fourth Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 21. Son of Winifred Jenkins of Porth Glamorgan.
Alexander Murdo Macleod 42 11/09/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 42. Son of Murdo and Christina Murray MacLeod.
James Rutherford 34 11/09/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 34

Empire Mordred

She was a 7,024 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 7 February 1943 by a mine laid by German submarine U-118 at position 35° 58' N 05° 59' W.

Empire Mordred

Casualties

Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Charles Francis Geary 42 08/02/1943 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 42. Son of James and Sarah Geary; husband of Ethel Geary of Carshalton Surrey.
John Peter Gibson 29 08/02/1943 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 29. Son of Michael Gibson and of Grace Gibson (nee McGougan); husband of Helen Gibson (nee OConnor) of Glasgow.
James Hatch 39 08/02/1943 Third Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 39. Son of James and Helen Hood Hatch; husband of Esther Hatch of Glasgow.
Alexander Henderson 54 08/02/1943 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 54
Sidney Herbert 38 08/02/1943 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 38. Son of Charles and Elizabeth Emma Herbert of Norbury Surrey.
Leonard William Honor 19 08/02/1943 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 19. Son of Leonard Thomas Honor and of Lily L. J. Honor of Kennington London.
Samuel Henderson Kerr 18 08/02/1943 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 18
Robert Lang 23 08/02/1943 Fourth Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 23. Son of Alexander and Agnes Lang of Glasgow.
Roderick Angus Macleod 29 08/02/1943 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 29. Son of Duncan and Marion Macleod of Stornoway Isle of Lewis.
Owen Mcglone 28 08/02/1943 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 28
William John Pont 25 08/02/1943 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 25. Son of Ernest William Pont and of Isabella Pont of Speers Point New South Wales Australia.

Empire Morn

She was a 7,092 GRT steam cargo ship that had been converted to a Catapult Armed Merchant (CAM) ship by the MOWT. She was heavily damaged on 25 April 1943 by a mine laid by German submarine U-117 at position 33° 52' N 07° 50' W.

Empire Morn

Casualties

Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Edward Henry Blake 18 26/04/1943 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 18. Son of George Charles Edward and Gladys Norman Blake of Thornton Heath Surrey.
Tudor Vaughan Davies 20 26/04/1943 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 20. Son of Tudor and Perrie Davies of Bridgend Glamorgan.
John Walter Gardner 18 26/04/1943 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy Morocco Ben Msik European Cemetery Plot 59A. Row 1. Grave 2. Age 18. Son of Arthur Walter and May Elizabeth Gardner of Raynes Park Surrey.
Donald Ivor Harris 22 26/04/1943 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 22. Son of Charles and Beatrice Maud Harris of Redruth Cornwall.
James Hay 61 26/04/1943 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 61
Francis Perkins 30 26/04/1943 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 30
William Rea 45 26/04/1943 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 45
Alexander Thomas Sheehan 26 26/04/1943 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 26
William George Short 33 26/04/1943 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 33. Son of Walter and Rosina Short of Newport Monmouthshire; husband of Ivy Emma Short of Gaer Newport.
Raymond Victor Steed 14 26/04/1943 Galley Boy Merchant Navy Morocco Ben Msik European Cemetery Plot 59A. Row 1. Grave 1. Age 14. Raymond V. Steed is the youngest known Second World War service death.
Stephen Walsh 35 26/04/1943 Carpenter Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 35. Son of William and Catherine Walsh; husband of Hilda Walsh of Abergavenny Monmouthshire.
Leslie Herbert Watts 19 26/04/1943 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 19. Son of Walter John and Bessie Lily Watts of Norwich.
Melville Webb 20 26/04/1943 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 20. Son of Stanley and Gwendoline Webb of Newport Monmouthshire.
Reginald White 18 26/04/1943 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 18. Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. J. White of Newport Monmouthshire.

Empire Ness

She was a 2,922 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 30 November 1944 as a result of a collision with William Paca at position 51° 22' N 03° 54' E.

Empire Ness

Casualties

Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Edwin John Culliford 64 28/06/1941 Master Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 44. Age 64. Husband of Lily May Culliford of Whitchurch Glamorgan.
Robert Henry Mccully 29 18/02/1947 Lamp Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Whitley Bay (St. Paul) Churchyard On boundary South-west of Church. Age 29. Son of Robert Henry and Jennie McCully of Cullercoats; husband of Margaret Jane McCully of Whitley Bay.


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