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].

Kildale

She was a 3,877 GRT steam cargo ship that was survived hitting a mine on 15 January 1940 at a position 2 miles East of South of Shiphead Buoy off The Naze, and also survived aircraft bombing on 3 February 1940 at position 53° 47' N, 00° 34' E. However her luck ran out and she was sunk on 3 November 1940 by aircraft bombing at position 57° 45' N, 01° 45' W. According to Dates of Death recorded in the CWGC database, Mr. Horn died as a result of the mining whilst Mr. Lavin died at the time the ship was sunk.

Kildale

Casualties

Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Wallace Allan 49 03/02/1940 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Cleethorpes Cemetery Sec. G.G. Grave A.2. Age 49. Son of James and Priscilla Allan of Sunderland Co. Durham; husband of Florence Allan of Sunderland.
George Skelton Bulmer 27 03/11/1940 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Fylingdales (St. Stephen) Churchyard Age 27. Son of Reuben Storm Bulmer and Hilda May Bulmer of Robin Hoods Bay.
Alfred Burton 50 18/12/1945 Boatswain Merchant Navy United Kingdom Whitby (Larpool) Cemetery Sec. P. Class green. Grave 10436. Age 50. Son of John and Mary Ann Burton of Whitby; husband of Lucy Ann Burton of Whitby.
Albert Edward Doughty 20 03/02/1940 Fourth Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Cleethorpes Cemetery Sec. G.G. Grave A.3. Age 20. Son of Albert and Margaret Doughty of Whitby Yorkshire.
David Horn 38 15/01/1940 Chief Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 38. Son of James and Christiania Horn; husband of Irene Marcia Horn of Sunderland Co. Durham.
Nicolas Kritsinis 03/02/1940 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Cleethorpes Cemetery Sec. G.G. Grave A.6.
Robert Lavin 57 03/11/1940 Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 57. Son of John Henry and Jane Elizabeth Lavin; husband of Anna Elizabeth Lavin of Whitby Yorkshire.
Josi Hermogenes Leon 42 05/02/1940 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Cleethorpes Cemetery Sec. G.G. Grave A.4. Age 42. (served as ROJAS). Son of Manuel Santiago Leon and Fidelicia Leon.
Manuel Mazarokis 43 06/07/1940 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Grimsby (Scartho Road) Cemetery Sec. 114. Row B. Grave 2. Age 43
Sinforiano Soriano 48 03/02/1940 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Cleethorpes Cemetery Sec. G.G. Grave A.5. Age 48
Joshua Waring 42 03/02/1940 First Engineer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Cleethorpes Cemetery Sec. G.G. Grave A.1. Age 42

King Alfred

She was a 5,275 GRT steam cargo ship that was hit on 4 August 1940 by torpedoes fired by German submarine U-52 that broke her in two. The bow section sank and the stern was later sunk by HMS Vanoc at position 56° 59' N, 17° 38' W.

King Alfred

Casualties

Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Addl. Information
George Bartlett 62 04/08/1940 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 62
Charles Brawley 30 04/08/1940 Fireman and Trimmer Canadian Merchant Navy Canada Halifax Memorial Panel 17. Age 30. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Brawley of Mamora Ontario.
Arthur Clegg 17 04/08/1940 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 17. Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Clegg of Birkenhead.
Richard Michael Colin Holliday 15 04/08/1940 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 15. Son of Richard Leslie and Maria Rosalia Francisca Holliday of Cleethorpes Lincolnshire.
William Edward Jones 52 04/08/1940 Third Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 52. Son of David and Ina Jones; husband of Hannah Mary Jones of Cardigan.
John Edward Macrae 27 04/08/1940 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 27. Son of John and Elizabeth Macrae; husband of Olive Millard Macrae of South Shields Co. Durham.
James Mcevoy 29 04/08/1940 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 29. Husband of Annie McEvoy of Harthill Lanarkshire.
Francis Symington 32 04/08/1940 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 32. Son of James and Catherine Symington of Glasgow; husband of Flora Symington of Glasgow.

King City

She was a 4,744 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 24 August 1940 by German raider Atlantis at position 16° 53' S, 65° 17' E. She was in the service of the British government as a collier. The vessel was shelled then torpedoed and eventually sank. The survivors were taken prisoner by the raider.

King City

Casualties

Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Leslie John Bailey 17 24/08/1940 Apprentice Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 17. Son of Rose Ware Bailey of Wembley Middlesex.
Alexander Davidson 17 24/08/1940 Apprentice Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 17. Son of Lily Davidson and stepson of Robert Cairns of Dublin Irish Republic.
Stephen Francis Mccarthy 16 24/08/1940 Mess Room Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 16. Son of Patrick McCarthy and of Julia Elizabeth McCarthy of Bermondsey London.
Aubrey Radford 18 24/08/1940 Apprentice Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 18
Atholl Taylor 23 24/08/1940 Assistant Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 23
Leslie Monro Thomas 17 24/08/1940 Apprentice Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 17. Son of Frederick Monro Thomas and Evelyn Louise Thomas of Truro Cornwall. His brother Richard Allan also fell.

King Edgar

She was a 4,536 GRT motor cargo ship that was damaged on 2 March 1945 by torpedoes fired by German submarine U-1302 at position 52° 05' N, 05° 42' W. She was taken in tow but sank later.

King Edgar

Casualties

Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Robert Arthur Ogden 19 02/03/1945 Senior Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 19. Son of Robert and Catherine Ogden.
William Taylor 32 02/03/1945 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 32. Son of Thomas James William and Mary Ann Taylor of Hull.

King Edward

She was a 5,221 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 27 December 1942 by torpedoes fired by German submarine U-356 at position 47° 25' N, 25° 20' W.

King Edward

Casualties

Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Arthur Altass 59 27/12/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 59
Ernest Carter 23 27/12/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 23. Son of Tom and Annie Carter.
John Conway Cutter 41 27/12/1942 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 41. Son of John and Gertrude Cutter; husband of Queenie Cutter of Cadoxton Barry Glamorgan.
David Deas 32 27/12/1942 Boatswain Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 32. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Deas; stepson of Helena Deas of Holmpton Yorkshire.
Louis Dick 36 27/12/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 36
Harry William Drewery 17 27/12/1942 Cabin Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 17. Son of George Iveson Drewery and Ethel Ruth Drewery; stepson of Frank Richardson of Spring Bank Hull.
Stanley Warneford Eggleton 27 27/12/1942 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 27. Son of Stanley Warneford Eggleton and Annie Eggleton; husband of A. M. Eggleton of Hull.
Frederick Farmer 49 27/12/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 49. Husband of Elizabeth Ann Farmer of Wilmington Yorkshire.
William Frude 21 27/12/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 21. Son of J. W. and Rosabell Frude of Hull.
William Henry Heather 56 27/12/1942 Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 56. Son of Joseph and Mary Heather; husband of Dora E. Heather of Cardiff.
David Langthorpe 46 27/12/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 46
Gordon Lyall 45 27/12/1942 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 45. Son of John and Caroline Lyall; husband of Mary Anne Lyall of Rushbrooke Co. Cork Irish Republic.
George Moss 25 27/12/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 25. Son of George Moss; husband of Mary Moss of Hull.
Donald William Maclachlan 23 27/12/1942 Third Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 23. Son of Donald and Evelyn Florence MacLachlan of Hull.
Harold Newby 28 27/12/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 28. Son of William James Newby and Sarah Newby of Blackpool Lancashire.
William Leslie Patterson 31 27/12/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 31. Son of Joseph and Mary Ann Patterson.
Robert William Hewson Rhodes 35 27/12/1942 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 35. Son of William Rhodes and of Margaret Rhodes of Hull; husband of Charlotte Rhodes of Hull.
Charles Mark Rowe 33 27/12/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 33
Percy Frederick Thorley 51 27/12/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 51. Husband of Bertha Thorley of Hull.

King Egbert

She was a 4,535 GRT motor cargo ship that was sunk on 12 December 1939 by torpedoes fired by German submarine U-1302 at position 52° 05' N, 05° 42' W.

King Egbert

Casualties

Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Addl. Information
John Oconnor 24 12/12/1939 Fourth Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 24. Son of John and Sarah OConnor of Sandymount Dublin Irish Republic.

Kingfisher

She was a 276 GRT motor ship that was sunk on 24 June 1940 by a torpedo fired by an E-boat at position 50° 30' N, 00° 28' E.

Kingfisher

Casualties

Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Addl. Information
John Philip Richardson 49 24/06/1940 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 49. Son of John and Janet Richardson; husband of K. Richardson of Edmonton Middlesex.

King Frederick

She was a 5,163 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 19 July 1944 by torpedoes fired by German submarine U-181 at position 09° 29' N, 71° 45' E.

King Frederick

Casualties

Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Abdulla Ahmed 44 19/07/1944 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 44
Aden Mohamed 30 19/07/1944 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 30
Wesley John Carver 25 19/07/1944 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 25
Andrew Francis Cullen 34 19/07/1944 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 34. Son of Andrew Fulton Cullen and Emily Cullen of Cardiff.
Ghalib Elim 39 19/07/1944 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 39
Gubadleh Abdullah Shideh 27 19/07/1944 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 27
Hussein Hassan 19/07/1944 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61.
Farah Hersi 44 19/07/1944 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 44. Son of Hersi Absiyeh Ha Me Adarahman Musa and Halimo Dualeh Ha Rer Ahmed.
Omar Hussein 25 19/07/1944 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 25
Jama Adan 29 19/07/1944 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 29
Hugh Owen Jones 33 19/07/1944 Third Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 33. Son of Hugh and Isabella Jones of Tonypandy Glamorgan.
Harold Kendrew 34 19/07/1944 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 34. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Kendrew; husband of Anne Kendrew of Hull.
Hugh Collingwood Lempriere 41 19/07/1944 Fourth Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 41. Son of Rudolph George Everard Lempriere and Mary Elizabeth Lempriere.
Thomas Monkhouse 28 19/07/1944 Chief Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 28. Son of Thomas and Catherine Monkhouse; husband of Kathleen Mary Monkhouse of Stapleford Nottingham.
Maurof Ali Musa 29 19/07/1944 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 29. Son of Hagi Ali Musa and of Annie May Musa of Cardiff.
Noor Jama 30 19/07/1944 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 30
Omar Warsama Deir 33 19/07/1944 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 33. Son of Warsama Deir and Fadimo Mohamed Saleh; husband of Marian Haji Osman.
Norman Guthrie Puckey 34 19/07/1944 Chief Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 34. Son of Henry and Mabel Emma Puckey; husband of Betty Rhys Puckey of Aberdare Glamorgan.
Daniel Hector Rowlands 31 19/07/1944 Carpenter Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 31. Son of Dennis and Hannah Rowlands of Cwmcoy Cardiganshire.
Serrah Ali 57 19/07/1944 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 57

King Gruffydd

She was a 5,085 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 17 March 1943 by torpedoes fired by German submarine U-338 at position 51° 55' N, 32° 41' W.

King Gruffydd

Casualties

Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Lawrence Alfred Chitham 25 17/03/1943 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 25
John Patrick Clune 33 17/03/1943 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 33
Clifford Evan Cox 41 17/03/1943 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 41. Son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Cox of Cardiff; husband of Olive Edwina Cox of Cardiff.
William Herbert Diggens 21 17/03/1943 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 21
James Feenan 21 17/03/1943 Senior Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 21. Son of James and Maud Feenan of Liverpool.
Thomas Alfred Fuge 23 17/03/1943 Third Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 23. Son of William Alfred and Grace Fuge of Wallasey Cheshire.
Hywel Griffiths 44 17/03/1943 Master Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 44. Son of Griffith and Annie Mary Griffiths; husband of Jean T. Griffiths of Burnside Lanarkshire.
Cormick Heron 56 17/03/1943 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 56
Richard Hughes 28 17/03/1943 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 28. Son of Elizabeth Hughes of Bangor Caernarvonshire.
George Jones 26 17/03/1943 Assistant Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 26. Son of Robert E. and Margaret A. Jones of Dingle Liverpool.
Herbert Jones 41 17/03/1943 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 41. Son of William Henry and Lillian Elizabeth Jones; husband of Ada Jones of Wallasey Cheshire.
Joseph Little 20 17/03/1943 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 20. Son of John and Deborah Little of Liverpool; husband of Alice Little.
Sydney Martin 18 17/03/1943 Mess Room Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 18
Wilfred Mayall 37 17/03/1943 Second Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 37. Son of Harry and E. Mayall.
William Joseph Miller 24 17/03/1943 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 24. Son of William Henry and Catherine Miller of Walton Liverpool.
Sidney Mcdonough 30 17/03/1943 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 30. Son of Peter and Sarah McDonough of Wallasey Cheshire; husband of Ethel McDonough of Liscard Wallasey.
Cyril Gordon Pringle 19 17/03/1943 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 19. Son of John Fisher Pringle and of Mary Pringle of Kensington Liverpool.
John James Ramsay 32 17/03/1943 Third Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 32. Son of John and Julia Ramsay; husband of Stella Ramsay of Glasgow.
Thomas Charles Reilly 23 17/03/1943 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 23. Son of Charles and Dorothy Reilly of Liverpool.

King Idwal

She was a 5,126 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 23 November 1940 by torpedoes fired by German submarine U-123 at position 56° 44' N, 19° 13' W.

King Idwal King Idwal

Casualties

Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Henry Carter 58 23/11/1940 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 58. Husband of Barbara Carter of Fulwell Sunderland Co. Durham.
James Givin 41 23/11/1940 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 41. Husband of Catherine Givin of Liverpool.
Stanley Haldane 25 23/11/1940 Second Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 25. Son of Mary Louise Haldane of Fairfield Liverpool.
Egbert James Joseph 35 23/11/1940 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 35
John Kavanagh 21 23/11/1940 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 21. Son of John and Mary Kavanagh of Bootle Lancashire.
Sydney Mcintosh 33 23/11/1940 Fourth Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 33. Husband of Mona McIntosh of Hebburn Co. Durham.
George Matthew Nelson 26 23/11/1940 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 26. Son of John W. Nelson and of Ada Nelson of Seaham Co. Durham.
William George Scholes 19 23/11/1940 Galley Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 19. Son of Joseph Scholes and of Jessie Scholes of Liverpool.
Harry Taggart 39 23/11/1940 Deck Hand Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 39
Alan Craig Taylor 26 23/11/1940 Second Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 26. Son of George and Helen Pattison Taylor of Willesden Middlesex.
Stephen Edward Keri Thomas 18 23/11/1940 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 18. Son of Rees and Rachel Dyffryn Thomas of North Cornelly Glamorgan.
William Wilson 17 23/11/1940 Deck Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 61. Age 17. Son of Henry Matthew and Laura Hilda Wilson.


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