Vessels Lost in WW2 Recorded on the Memorial at Tower Hill: Final Panels Leiesten to Ocana

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].

Leiesten

She was a 6,118 grt motor tanker that was sunk on 23 January 1942 by torpedoes fired by German submarine U-82 at position 45° 27' N, 43° 19' W.

Leiesten

Casualties

Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Joseph Vine 20 23/01/1942 Mess Room Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 131. Age 20. Son of Charles and Florence Janet Vine.

Leto

She was a 4,712 grt steam cargo ship that was sunk on 12 May 1942 by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-553 at position 49° 32' N, 65° 19' W.

Leto

Casualties

Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Albert Eager 18 12/05/1942 Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 131. Age 18. Son of Freind and Beatrice Emma Eager of Gateshead. Co. Durham.

Limbourg

She was a 2,483 grt motor cargo ship that was sunk on 29 March 1941 by torpedoes fired by German submarine U-48 at position 61° 18' N, 22° 05' W.

Limbourg

Casualties

Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Addl. Information
James Boyne 21 29/03/1941 Assistant Engineer Canadian Merchant Navy Canada Halifax Memorial Panel 17. Age 21. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Boyne of Fredericton New Brunswick.
George Young Parkinson 16 29/03/1941 Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 131. Age 16. Son of George and Martha Parkinson of Castle Donington Leicestershire.

Maas

She was a 2,008 grt steam cargo ship that was sunk on 11 September 1940 by torpedoes fired by German submarine U-28 at position 55° 34' N, 15° 56' W.

Maas

Casualties

Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Ernest Hough 15 11/09/1940 Mess Room Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 131. Age 15. Son of Ernest and Jane Hough of Runcorn Cheshire.
Lane 11/09/1940 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 131.
Warren 11/09/1940 Assistant Engineer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 131.

Madoera

She was a 9,360 grt steam cargo ship that survived the war. She was damaged on 24 February 1943 by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-653 at position 46° 02' N, 39° 20' W. Initially abandoned, she was re-boarded and limped into St Johns in Newfoundland.

Madoera

Casualties

Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Abdul Qadir 26/02/1943 Fireman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials
Bhana Lalla 26/02/1943 Seaman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials
Chhagan Bhana 26/02/1943 Tindal Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials
Faqir 26/02/1943 Fireman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials
Faqir 26/02/1943 Seaman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials
Gopal Soma 26/02/1943 Seaman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials
Govind 26/02/1943 Seaman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials
Hanjis Dayal 26/02/1943 Seacunny Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials
Hasan 26/02/1943 Cassab Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials
Ibrahim Baba 26/02/1943 Tindal Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials
Jasmant Shankar 26/02/1943 Serang Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials
Kanji Mangal 26/02/1943 Seacunny Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials
Lalla 26/02/1943 Tindal Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials
Lalla 26/02/1943 Seaman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials
C M Lucas 23/02/1943 Third Wireless Operator Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 131.
Magan 26/02/1943 Seaman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials
Muhammad Ishaq 26/02/1943 Donkeyman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials
Muhammad Shafi 26/02/1943 Fireman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials
Nana Shankar 26/02/1943 Seacunny Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials
Prabhu Jeena 26/02/1943 Seaman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials
Ramji Sika 26/02/1943 Seaman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials
Ranchhod Faqir 26/02/1943 Seaman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials
Shams-Ud-Din 26/02/1943 Serang Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials
Sheikh Ismail 26/02/1943 Tindal Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials
Sheikh Muhammad 26/02/1943 Fireman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials
Sheikh Umar 26/02/1943 Fireman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials
Sika 26/02/1943 Seacunny Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials
Soma Govind 26/02/1943 Seaman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials
Sukha Faqir 26/02/1943 Seaman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials
Sukha Ranji 26/02/1943 Cassab Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials
Valla Kissa 26/02/1943 Seaman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials
Walji Shankar 26/02/1943 Seaman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials

Malda

Please see also the main entry for Malda HERE.

Malda

Mamura

Please see also the main entry for Mamura HERE.

Mamura

Natia

Please see also the main entry for Natia HERE.

Natia

Nottingham

Please see also the main entry for Nottingham HERE. According to the CWGC database, the Date of Death of Mr. Cooper, who was Ship's Master, was the same as the date the ship was sunk. It appears that Mr Cooper was on board en route to Montreal where he was to take up a post with the Ministry of War Transport.

Nottingham

Ocana

Please see also the main entry for Ocana HERE.

Ocana


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