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].

Rio Bravo

She was a 1,124 GRT motor tanker that was sunk on 2 November 1944 by a torpedo fired by an E-boat at position 51° 16' N, 02° 53' E where she was anchored two miles N of Ostend pier.

Rio Bravo
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Joel Block 34 02/11/1944 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 34. Son of Hershal and Leah Block of Johannesburg Transvaal South Africa; husband of Gertrude Block of New Brighton Wallasey Cheshire.
James Robertson Brown 35 02/11/1944 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 35. Son of Andrew and Bethia Brown of Boness West Lothian.
Robert Robertson Bruce 32 02/11/1944 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 32. Son of Andrew John Bruce and of Robina Bruce of Burra Voe Isle of Yell.
Thomas Herd Eden 24 02/11/1944 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 24. Son of John William and Rosina Eden of Milford Haven Pembrokeshire.
Horace Hall 20 02/11/1944 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 20
Charles Ernest Harris 30 02/11/1944 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 30. Son of Ernest Walter and Welhelmina Laura Ethel Harris of Southampton.
Raymond Malcolm Howard 17 02/11/1944 Cabin Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 17. Son of Mrs. L. Howard of Grange Town Cardiff.
William Crawford Kennedy 23 02/11/1944 Second Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 23. Son of Ivie McMorland Kennedy and Margaret R. C. Kennedy of Troon Ayrshire.
John Mcbryde 38 02/11/1944 Boatswain Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 38. Son of Hugh and Mary McBryde; husband of Ivy McBryde of Liverpool.
Joseph Lawrence Ryan 43 02/11/1944 Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 43. Son of Lawrence and Matilda Ryan; husband of Evelyn Mary Ryan of Middleton Manchester.
Thomas Peter Tait 24 02/11/1944 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 24. Son of William and Barbara Tait of Tresta Zetland.
George Frederick Tucker 33 02/11/1944 Chief Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 33. Husband of Dorothy Tucker of Edmonton Middlesex.
Edwin John Wakeman 18 02/11/1944 Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 18. Son of William and Gwendoline Wakeman.

Rio Dorado

She was a 4,507 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 16 March 1941 by gunfire from a German raider - thought to have been either Gneisnau or Sharnhorst - at position 42° 00' N, 43° 00' W. These battleships also sank the following ships in the same raid:

British Strength, Simnia, San Casimiro, Royal Crown, Myson, Athelfoam, Sardinian Prince, Silverfir, Empire Industry, Demerterton and Chilean Reefer.

There were no survivors

Rio Dorado Rio Dorado
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Addl. Information
George Adair 22 16/03/1941 Third Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 22
Alexander Anderson 33 16/03/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 33
Lester Barnes 16/03/1941 Fireman Canadian Merchant Navy Canada Halifax Memorial Panel 19. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Barnes of St. Johns. Newfoundland.
John Robert Barrass 25 16/03/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 25. Husband of Hannah Barrass of Barley Mow Chester-le-Street Co. Durham.
Thomas Beeston 43 16/03/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 43
Philip Bradford 31 16/03/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 31. Son of John and Annie Bradford of Dunston Gateshead Co. Durham.
Frederick Oakley Browning 59 16/03/1941 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 59. Son of Frederick and Ellen Browning; husband of Elizabeth Browning of Newcastle-on-Tyne.
A J Clare 57 16/03/1941 Master Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 57. Son of John and Elizabeth Clare of Newcastle-on-Tyne; husband of Ann Elizabeth Clare of Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Robert Colville 42 16/03/1941 First Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 42. Son of William and Elspeth Colville; husband of Harriet Colville of Markinch Fife.
John Daniel Cooper 17 16/03/1941 Mess Room Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 17. Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Cooper of Fenham Newcastle-on-Tyne.
William Cowler 43 16/03/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 43
Robert Crawford 45 16/03/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 45. Son of Robert William and Elizabeth Sarah Crawford of Goodmayes Essex.
John Gladstone Cummins 19 16/03/1941 Deck Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 19. Son of John Gladstone Cummins and Elizabeth Mary Cummins of Dunston-on-Tyne Co. Durham.
Fred Davidson 22 16/03/1941 Fourth Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 22. Son of James and Hannah Demrose Davidson.
Samuel Denathorn 59 16/03/1941 Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 59. Husband of Rebecca Denathorn.
Gordon Charles Milner Ganderton 30 16/03/1941 Second Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 30. Son of Charles and Lilian Ganderton; husband of Mary Ganderton of Liverpool.
John Gibbons, M M and Bar 57 16/03/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 57. Husband of Sarah Gibbons of Dunston Gateshead Co. Durham.
Francis Roy Grist 28 16/03/1941 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 28. Son of William Henry and Alice Grist; husband of Ivy Edith Grist of Forest Hill London.
Lawrence Jackson 16 16/03/1941 Galley Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 16. Son of Edith Jackson of Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Thomas Rayne Kirby 19 16/03/1941 Third Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 19. Son of Thomas Rayne Kirby and Eva Kirby of Cullercoats Northumberland. His father Thomas Rayne Kirkby also died on service.
William Robert Laing 20 16/03/1941 Second Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 20. Son of Robert P. and Mary Laing of Crieff Perthshire.
John William Whinnie Lee 35 16/03/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 35
Charles C. Lloyd 16/03/1941 Cook Canadian Merchant Navy Canada Halifax Memorial Panel 18.
Albert Frederick Mayne 35 16/03/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 35. Son of Albert Frederick and Jane Gibson Mayne; husband of Maria Mather Mayne of South Shields Co. Durham.
Angus Mackenzie 31 16/03/1941 Boatswain Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 31. Son of John and Marion MacKenzie of Garrynamonie South Uist.
Anthony Mcpake 46 16/03/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 46
William Gunn Pascoe 38 16/03/1941 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 38
Robert Robson 40 16/03/1941 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 40
Thomas Brian Simpson 23 16/03/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 23. Son of Charles and Mary Elizabeth Simpson.
John Smith 41 16/03/1941 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 41. Son of William and Margaret Smith; husband of Edith May Smith of South Shields Co. Durham.
Frederick Bowring Stephens 64 16/03/1941 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 64. Son of Edward Bowring Stephens and Ann Cato Stephens; husband of Grace Stephens of Gateshead Co. Durham.
Albert Stephenson 43 16/03/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 43. Son of Robert and Addison Stephenson.
Joseph William Stout 19 16/03/1941 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 19. Son of Joseph William and Mary Lizzie Stout. of Dunston Co. Durham.
George Thompson 18 16/03/1941 Cabin Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 18. Son of Charles W. and Sarah Thompson of Simonside South Shields Co. Durham.
Bernard John Thornton 19 16/03/1941 Apprentice Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 19
Michael Tobin 44 16/03/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 44. Husband of Elizabeth Wood Tobin of Walker Newcastle-on-Tyne.
James Edward Williams 20 16/03/1941 Apprentice Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 20
Arthur William Wilson 57 16/03/1941 Chief Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 57. Husband of Elsie Wilson of South Shields. Co. Durham.

River Afton

She was a 5,479 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 5 July 1942 by torpedoes fired by German submarine U-703 at position 75° 57' N, 43° 00 E (in the Barents Sea). She was en route from Middlesbrough and Reykjavik to Archangel. The second of two torpedoes detonated the ship's cargo of explosives and she broke in two. Survivors were picked up by a convoy escort.

River Afton
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Addl. Information
John Breen 36 05/07/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 36. Husband of Mary Eugenia Breen of Grange Town Yorkshire.
Leonard Roy Bridger 19 05/07/1942 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 19. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Thomas Amos Bridger of St. Margarets Middlesex.
Charles Coull 47 05/07/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 47. Husband of Catherine Coull of Dundee.
Wilfred Fry 22 20/08/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 22. Son of Arthur and Hannah Fry; husband of Alice Muriel Fry of Ripon Yorkshire.
Sydney Clifton Hainsworth 28 05/07/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 28. Son of Harry Clifton Hainsworth and Minnie Hainsworth; husband of Lily Hainsworth of Wibsey Bradford Yorkshire.
George Adrian Hoole 16 05/07/1942 Cabin Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 16. Son of John and Catherine Hoole of Blackhall Co. Durham.
John Fenwick Longstaff 27 05/07/1942 Chief Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 27. Son of Fenwick and Margaret Longstaff of Darlington Co. Durham.
Harold William Mason 22 05/07/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 22
Victor James Mellett 36 20/09/1942 Carpenter Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 36. Son of James Mellett and of Elizabeth Ann Mellett of Elstow Bedfordshire.
Mihkel Pitsal 39 05/07/1942 Boatswain Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 39
Arthur John Pritchard 21 05/07/1942 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 21
George Rolfe 21 04/07/1942 Fourth Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 21. Son of George Coulson Rolfe and Annie Rolfe of East End Sunderland Co. Durham.
Thomas Edward Waller 19 05/07/1942 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 19. Son of Thomas Edward and Eva Lily Waller of Whitby Yorkshire.
John Fox Watson 46 05/07/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 86. Age 46
John Erskine Rudland Wood 47 05/07/1942 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 47. Son of Ernest Rudland Wood and Annie Ravina Wood; husband of Violet Eveline Wood of Scriven Knaresborough Yorkshire.

River Humber

She was a 351 GRT compound-engined cargo ship that sunk on 4 June 1940 following a collision with HMS Folkestone at a position 8 miles East-North-East of Skerries.

River Humber
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Addl. Information
John Cully 33 04/06/1940 Mate Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 33. Son of Samuel and Margaret Cully; husband of Martha Cully of Belfast Northern Ireland.
John Gibson 32 04/06/1940 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 32. Son of Alexander and Mary Gibson; husband of Christina Gibson of Gardenstown Banffshire.
Francis Maginness 30 04/06/1940 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 30. Son of Frank and Mary Maginness; husband of Ellen Maginness of Ardkeen Co. Down Northern Ireland.
James Mcmaster 20 04/06/1940 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 20. Son of James and Elizabeth McMaster of Portavogie Co. Down Northern Ireland.

River Lugar

She was a 5,423 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 26 June 1941 by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-69 at position 24° 00' N, 21° 00' W. She was hit amidships, broke in two and sank within seconds whilst en route from Pepel to Barry Roads with a cargo of iron ore.

River Lugar
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Joseph Agree 48 26/06/1941 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 48
Lennard Ashton 31 26/06/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 31. Son of Daniel Ashton and of Elfrida Evelyn Ashton of Port Elizabeth Bequia Isle Windward Islands.
Ernest William Ashworth 54 26/06/1941 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 54. Son of James William Ashworth and of Dorothy Ashworth (nee Smollett); husband of Frances Louisa Ashworth. of Hayes Middlesex.
Donald Bell 20 26/06/1941 Second Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 20. Son of David Bell and of Ann Bell of Condorrat. Dunbartonshire.
Joshua Bell 31 26/06/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 31
Joseph Bonar 30 26/06/1941 Chief Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 30. Son of John Bonar and of Theresa Agnes Bonar (nee Burke); husband of Winifred Bonar of Gosforth Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Bonz Sowa 28 26/06/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 28
Patrick Breslin 20 26/06/1941 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 20
Charles Brown 33 26/06/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 33
Tom Brown 46 26/06/1941 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 46
Charles Anderson Clark 45 26/06/1941 Carpenter Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 45. Husband of Jane Clark of Stow Midlothian.
Denis Alfred Charles Collier 16 26/06/1941 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 16
Patrick Connelly 40 26/06/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 40
William Nathaniel Cox 44 26/06/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 44
David Thomas Davies 33 26/06/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 33. Son of Evan and Margaretta Davies of New Quay Cardiganshire.
Augustine Fadden 45 26/06/1941 First Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 45. Son of Austin and Mary Fadden; husband of Mary Janet Fadden of Newcastle-on-Tyne.
John Ferguson 48 26/06/1941 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 48. Son of Archibald and Jean Ferguson; husband of Annie Ferguson of Bellshill Lanarkshire.
Tom Flyant 43 26/06/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 43
William Frame 47 26/06/1941 Master Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 47. Husband of Florence Frame of Cleadon Co. Durham.
Walter Nicol Fraser 23 26/06/1941 Fourth Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 23. Son of Thomas M. and Flora Fraser of Glasgow.
Edward Gillespie 19 26/06/1941 Third Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 19. Son of Edward and Mary Gillespie of West Calder Midlothian.
Charles Arthur Holme 41 26/06/1941 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 41. Husband of S. Holme of East Boldon Co. Durham.
George Johnson 44 26/06/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 44. Son of Jloe Tahyou and Jleleh Jalah; husband of H. Johnson of Freetown Sierra Leone.
Lewis Johnson 47 26/06/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 47. Husband of Annie Johnson of Cookstown Co. Tyrone Northern Ireland.
John Muir 19 26/06/1941 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 19. Son of Walter and Georgina Muir of Uddingston Lanarkshire.
George Ashley Myles 28 26/06/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 28. Son of McTaggart and Cecilia Myles; husband of Jane Louise Myles of Georgetown Grand Cayman Cayman Islands.
Daniel Goodman Mclellan 28 26/06/1941 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 28. Son of Daniel and Eunice McLellan of Innellan Argyllshire.
Charles Robert Rae 34 26/06/1941 Chief Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 34. Son of Charles and Ada Rae; husband of Myrtle Annie Rae of South Shields Co. Durham.
George Willstrip Raper 27 26/06/1941 Boatswain Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 27. Son of Walter and Jessie Raper; husband of Laura Raper of Sholing Southampton.
Frederick William Robison 38 26/06/1941 Second Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 38. Son of George and Elizabeth Robison; husband of Mary Robison of South Shields. Co. Durham.
George Nimmo Scott 24 26/06/1941 Assistant Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 24. Son of John George and Ada Jenkins Rae Scott of South Shields Co. Durham.
Sowa Bonz 28 26/06/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 28
Edward Swan 38 26/06/1941 Third Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 38
John Toby 45 26/06/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 45
George Thomas Turner 28 26/06/1941 Third Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 28. Son of Tom and Gladys Turner of Hull; husband of Ruth Turner of Aigburth Liverpool.
Thomas Waugh 20 26/06/1941 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 20. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Waugh of Glasgow.

River Thames

She was a 88 GRT tug that sank on 21 December 1940 after hitting a mine at position 51° 28' N, 00° 46' E.

River Thames
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Addl. Information
George Brignall 46 21/12/1940 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 46
Herbert Charles King 26 21/12/1940 Mate Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 26. Son of Herbert and Ada King of Gravesend Kent.
William George Mockett 52 21/12/1940 Leading Hand Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 87. Age 52. Son of John and Kathleen Mockett; husband of Elizabeth Jane Mockett of Gravesend Kent.

River Trent

She was a 246 GRT motor cargo ship that survived the war. She was damaged on 11 July 1941 on hitting a mine at position 53° 00' N, 01° 15' E.

River Trent
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Addl. Information
James Ford 23 18/01/1944 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 88. Age 23. Son of James Ford and of Ellen Ford of Goole Yorkshire.

Robert L. Holt

She was a 2,918 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 4 July 1941 by gunfire from German submarine U-69 at position 24° 15' N, 20° 00' W. There was an exchange of fire with the ship over more than two hours during which the submarine records firing 102 HE rounds, 34 incendiary rounds plus fire from machine guns. She was en route from Liverpool to Warri in ballast.

There were no survivors

Robert L Holt
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Matthew Charles Atkins 37 04/07/1941 Chief Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 88. Age 37. Son of Charles Edward Dinsley Atkins and Maria Atkins; husband of Edith May Atkins of Aintree Liverpool.
John Blackburn 23 04/07/1941 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 88. Age 23
William Cowan 56 04/07/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 88. Age 56
David Cree 32 04/07/1941 Second Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 88. Age 32. Son of John A. and Ethel Cree; husband of Joan Mary Cree of Northwich Cheshire.
Euan George Dillon 21 04/07/1941 Third Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 88. Age 21
O C Duncan 25 04/07/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 88. Age 25
James E. Ene 35 04/07/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 88. Age 35
Colin Norman Fraser 38 04/07/1941 Boatswain Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 88. Age 38. Son of Mr. and Mrs. D. Fraser; husband of Amelia Fraser of Mossley Hill Liverpool.
Richard Samuel Fynn 32 04/07/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 88. Age 32
William Green 25 04/07/1941 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 88. Age 25. Son of Arthur Albert Green and of Annie Green of Prenton Cheshire.
Phillip John Harding 17 04/07/1941 Cabin Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 88. Age 17
Claude Hellawell 20 04/07/1941 Second Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 88. Age 20. Son of William Hemingway Hellawell and Jean Hellawell.
John Hillier 42 04/07/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 88. Age 42. Son of Thomas and Sarah Jane Hillier; husband of Carrie Hillier. Formerly Chief Petty Officer. R.N.
Joseph Isherwood 36 04/07/1941 Assistant Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 88. Age 36. Son of Thomas and Clara Isherwood; husband of Elsie Phyllis Isherwood.
Thomas Jackson 44 04/07/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 88. Age 44
John Johanson 20 04/07/1941 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 88. Age 20
John Alexander Kendall 50 04/07/1941 Master Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 88. Age 50. Son of John and Emma Kendall of Liverpool; husband of Cicely G. Kendall of Boscombe Bournemouth Hampshire.
Brien Lamin 35 04/07/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 88. Age 35
William Gerard Lloyd 30 04/07/1941 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 88. Age 30. Son of William and Ellen Lloyd of Liverpool.
David Martin 20 04/07/1941 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 88. Age 20
Clarence Lancaster Mawson 20 04/07/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 88. Age 20
John Joseph Metcalfe 16 04/07/1941 Deck Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 88. Age 16. Son of George William Metcalfe and of Florence Maud Metcalfe of Luddenham Yorkshire.
Raymond Moulton 49 04/07/1941 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 88. Age 49. Son of John Ford Moulton and Isabella Moulton.
Francis Mcconville 36 15/04/1943 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Liverpool (Ford) Roman Catholic Cemetery Sec. R.F. Grave 381. Age 36. Son of John and Elizabeth McConville of Liverpool; husband of Louisa McConville of Liverpool.
James Mcconville 35 04/07/1941 Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 88. Age 35. Son of John and Lilly McConville of Aigburth Liverpool; nephew of William D. Barton. of West Kirby Cheshire.
William Edward Mcdonnell 19 04/07/1941 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 88. Age 19. Son of William Edward McDonnell and of Lilian McDonnell of Bidston Cheshire.
Lawrence Obrien 60 04/07/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 88. Age 60
Andrew Oneill 19 04/07/1941 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 88. Age 19. Son of Henry and Mary Ellen ONeill of Bidston Cheshire.
Raphael Drah Odonker 34 04/07/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 88. Age 34
William Rae 41 04/07/1941 First Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 88. Age 41
Henry John Rogers 32 04/07/1941 Third Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 88. Age 32. Son of Archibald and Janet Rogers; husband of Muriel Martha Rogers of Bebington Cheshire.
Robert Merrick Ross 26 04/07/1941 Fourth Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 88. Age 26. Son of Ethel M. Ross of Liverpool.
Thomas Stephen De Noyse Sayle 36 04/07/1941 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 88. Age 36. Son of Thomas and Isabella Sayle; husband of Helen Beatrice Sayle of Llandudno Caernarvonshire.
John Albert Sigley 35 04/07/1941 Chief Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 88. Age 35. Son of John and Elizabeth Sigley; husband of Doris Sigley of Tranmere Birkenhead.
Charles Solomon 36 04/07/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 88. Age 36
William Taylor 27 04/07/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 88. Age 27. Son of Ernest and Hannah Taylor.
Tom Tickle 40 04/07/1941 Head Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 88. Age 40. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Edward Tickle; husband of M. J. P. Tickle of Liverpool.
Laurence Vincent 38 04/07/1941 Carpenter Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 88. Age 38. Son of Alfred and Jessie Charlotte Vincent.
Bolaji Walker 32 04/07/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 88. Age 32
John Walker 37 04/07/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 88. Age 37
George Claude Williams 25 04/07/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 88. Age 25
George L. Williams 36 04/07/1941 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 88. Age 36
Harry Wright 16 04/07/1941 Deck Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 88. Age 16. Son of Joseph and Florence Wright of Seaforth Liverpool.

Robin Goodfellow

She was a 6,939 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 25 July 1944 by torpedoes fired by German submarine U-862 at position 20° 03' S, 14° 21' W. This was an American vessel with just one UK crew member. Overall 33 crewmen and 27 armed guards lost their lives in the attack. She was en route from Table Bay to Bahia.

There were no survivors

Robin Goodfellow
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Kenneth Jack Endwig 25 25/07/1944 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 88. Age 25. Son of Ernest and Amelia Endwig; husband of Mary Eileen Curie Endwig of Bassett Hampshire.

Rockforest

She was a 233 GRT steam tug that survived the war. According to the CWGC, the Date of Death of Mr. Cannell, who was Chief Engineer Officer, was 12 September 1945. He appears to have been buried at Corozal American Military Cemetary and came from Lytham St Annes where I now live. Information on how Mr. Cannell lost his life can be found on the Queries and Omissions page under 'Queries' HERE.

Rockforest
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Maurice Robert Cannell 45 12/09/1945 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy Panama Corozal American Military Cemetery Sec. K. Row 8. Grave 8. Age 45. Husband of Mabel Cannell of St. Annes-on-Sea Lancashire.


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