Vessels Lost in WW2 Recorded on the Memorial at Tower Hill: Sneaton to Southern Princess

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].

Sneaton

She was a 3,677 grt steam cargo ship that was sunk on 14 October 1939 by gunfire and a torpedo fired by German submarine U-48 at position 49° 05' N, 13° 05' W.

Sneaton

Casualties

Surname Forename Age D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref.
Albert Elisha Walker 25 14/10/1939 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 98. Age 25. Son of George Henry Albert and Adelaide Walker of Whitby Yorkshire.

Sneland I

She was a 1,760 grt steam cargo ship that was sunk on 7 May 1945 by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-2336 at position 56° 10' N, 02° 31' W.

This sinking is particularly poignant as it was the last attack carried out by a U-boat during WW2.

Sneland I

Casualties

Surname Forename Age D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref.
William Henry Ellis 17 07/05/1945 Mess Room Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 17. Son of Violet Alice Ellis of Hull.

Soborg

She was a 1,992 grt steam cargo ship that survived the war. Information on how Mr Arrhenius lost his life can be found on the Queries and Omissions page under 'Queries' HERE.

Soborg

Casualties

Surname Forename Age D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref.
Anning Arrhenius 37 06/04/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 37
Askel Frederiksen 17 06/04/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Barry (Merthyr Dyfan) Burial Ground Sec. R. Grave 1123. Age 17
Svend Hansen 22 06/04/1942 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Barry (Merthyr Dyfan) Burial Ground Sec R. Grave 1031. Age 22
Borge Herskind 20 06/04/1942 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Barry (Merthyr Dyfan) Burial Ground Sec. R. Grave 1215. Age 20
August Jorgensen 35 06/04/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Barry (Merthyr Dyfan) Burial Ground Sec. R. Grave 941. Age 35
Borge Henning Kruse 27 06/04/1942 Chief Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom The Maidenhead Register Age 27. Repatriated to Denmark.

Solon II

She was a 4,561 grt steam cargo ship that was sunk on 3 December 1942 by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-508 at position 07° 45’ N, 56° 30’ W. The U-boat reported that the ship sank within 20 seconds of the impact. There were 7 survivors out of a total complement of 82.

Solon II

Casualties

Surname Forename Age D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref.
Abdul Ghafur 41 02/12/1942 Lascar Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 41
Abdul Ghafur 57 02/12/1942 Cassab Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 57
Abdul Hakim 26 02/12/1942 Trimmer Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 26
Abdul Hakim 32 02/12/1942 Seaman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 32
Abdul Khair 24 02/12/1942 Seaman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 24
Abdul Majid 36 02/12/1942 Fireman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 36
Abdul Majid 43 02/12/1942 Fireman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 43
Altu Mian 36 02/12/1942 Cassab Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 36
Amin Ullah 45 02/12/1942 Greaser Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 45
Badu Mian 34 02/12/1942 Fireman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 34
Cornelius Dennis Breen 31 02/12/1942 Quartermaster Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 31
Chand Mian 20 02/12/1942 Trimmer Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 20
Thomas Burrows Cowin 50 02/12/1942 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 50. Husband of Lilian Cowin of Liverpool.
James Middleton Wills Dear 27 02/12/1942 Carpenter Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 27. Son of James and Helen Middleton Dear of Arbroath Angus.
Dil Muhammad 42 02/12/1942 Serang Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 42
Din Muhammad 23 02/12/1942 Trimmer Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 23
William Hall Gardner 52 02/12/1942 Quartermaster Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 52. Son of Peter Anderson Gardner and of Katherine Parker Gardner (nee Dill); husband of Alice Maud Gardner (nee Swales).
William Gay 51 02/12/1942 Quartermaster Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 51. Son of William and Jenny Gay; husband of Alice Gay of Pittenweem Fife.
Arnold John Charles Giraud 23 02/12/1942 Third Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 23
John Grindey 27 02/12/1942 Second Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 27. Son of Thomas and Clara L. Grindey; husband of Marjorie Eleanor Grindey of Flixton. Lancashire.
Hasan-Ud-Din 43 02/12/1942 Seaman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 43
Husain Ali 43 02/12/1942 Seaman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 43
Husain-Ud-Din 37 02/12/1942 Seaman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 37
Ibrahim 26 02/12/1942 Trimmer Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 26
Ibrahim 49 02/12/1942 Tindal Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 49
Ismail 53 02/12/1942 Boy Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 53
Charles Jackson 53 02/12/1942 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 53. Son of Walter and Margaret Jackson; husband of Beatrice Jackson of Stockton Heath Cheshire.
Kalu 23 02/12/1942 Boy Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 23
Kunja Naik 35 02/12/1942 Topass Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 35
Mahbub Ali 30 02/12/1942 Seaman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 30
Manu 02/12/1942 Topass Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials
Meher Bakhsh 30 02/12/1942 Fireman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 30
Mohi-Ud-Din Khan 24 02/12/1942 Fireman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 24
Muhammad Ismail 41 02/12/1942 Winchman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 41
Munir Ullah 39 02/12/1942 Donkeyman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 39
Muntaz Mian 37 02/12/1942 Fireman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 37
Muntaz Mian 42 02/12/1942 Tindal Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 42
Musharraf Ali 27 02/12/1942 Fireman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 27
Muslim Mian 20 02/12/1942 Trimmer Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 20
Muzaffar Ali 41 02/12/1942 Boy Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 41
Nawab Ali 48 02/12/1942 Serang Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 48
Nazim-Ud-Din 56 02/12/1942 Seaman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 56
Fred Newton 27 02/12/1942 Fourth Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 27. Husband of Clara Newton of Northwich Cheshire.
Nur Bakhsh 41 02/12/1942 Trimmer Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 41
Qurban Ali 23 02/12/1942 Boy Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 23
John Robinson 47 02/12/1942 Master Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 47. Son of Cyrus William and Jane Robinson.
Salamat Ullah 36 02/12/1942 Fireman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 36
Arthur Edward Harrington Sargent 19 02/12/1942 Apprentice Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 19
Ronald Scott 24 02/12/1942 First Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 24. Son of Frank and Gladys May Scott of Hull.
Sheikh Abdullah 28 02/12/1942 Seaman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 28
Sheikh Ashraf 38 02/12/1942 Cook Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 38
Sheikh Chunu 43 02/12/1942 General Servant Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 43
Sheikh Jabed Ali 36 02/12/1942 Seaman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 36
Sheikh Manik 37 02/12/1942 Cook Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 37
Sheikh Wahid Ali 25 02/12/1942 Cook Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 25
Sheikh Yusuf 41 02/12/1942 Bhandary Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 41
Sona Mian 41 02/12/1942 Tindal Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 41
William Spencer 42 02/12/1942 Chief Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 42. Son of John Thomas Spencer and Ellen Spencer; husband of Annie Spencer of Whitehaven Cumberland.
Sultan Ahmad 30 02/12/1942 Greaser Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 30
Suraj Mian 25 02/12/1942 Trimmer Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 25
Tafazzul Haq 30 02/12/1942 Fireman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 30
Robert Alfred Taylor 34 02/12/1942 Quartermaster Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 34
Wahid Bakhsh 51 02/12/1942 Seaman Indian Merchant Navy India Bombay / Chittagong 1939-1945 War Memorials Age 51
Henry Eyton Williams 23 02/12/1942 Third Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 23
Norman William Woolfenden 28 02/12/1942 Second Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 28

Solstad

She was a 1,379 grt steam cargo ship that was sunk on 6 January 1944 by a torpedo fired by an E-boat at position 49° 57' N, 05° 28' W.

Solstad

Casualties

Surname Forename Age D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref.
Kenneth Allen 18 06/01/1944 Deck Hand Merchant Navy United Kingdom Penzance Cemetery Sec. F. Row A. Grave 5. Age 18. Son of Alfred Anthony and Minnie Allen of Blyth Northumberland; husband of Marjorie Gertrude Allen of Gravesend Kent.
John Smyth 30 06/01/1944 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 30

Somme

She was a 5,265 grt steam cargo ship that was sunk on 18 February 1942 by torpedoes fired by German submarine U-108 at position 35° 30' N, 61° 25' W.

There were no survivors

Somme

Casualties

Surname Forename Age D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref.
Frederick Ivor Jack Alderson 20 18/02/1942 Third Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 20. Son of Frederick James Alderson and of Kathleen Maud Alderson of Hampton Middlesex.
Eric Allinger 25 16/02/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 25
Thomas Bailey 52 16/02/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 52
Abraham Alphonso Bennett 36 16/02/1942 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 36
Charles Bowden 51 16/02/1942 Carpenter Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 51. Son of Charles Wood Bowden and Sarah Ann Bowden; husband of Emma Florence Bowden of Cardiff.
John Ronald Bowie 32 16/02/1942 Second Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 32
Bert Robert Boyd 20 16/02/1942 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 20. Son of James A. and Wilhelmina L. Boyd of Barking Essex.
John Brew 35 16/02/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 35. Son Of Denis and Margaret Brew of Eltham Taranaki New Zealand.
Stephen Pratt Brooks 35 16/02/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 35. Husband of G. G. Brooks of Leytonstone Essex.
James Burke 48 16/02/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 48
Ferrel Gladstone Byfield 35 16/02/1942 Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 35
John Fitz Davis Coker 25 16/02/1942 Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 25. Son of John Fitz Davis Coker and Grace Coker; husband of Ethel Ivy Coker of Canning Town Essex.
Stanley Cox 16 16/02/1942 Stewards Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 16. Son of Edwin James Cox and Annie Cox of Four Marks Hampshire.
Charles Gordon Deason 25 18/02/1942 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 25. Son of Charles A. and Jessie Deason. of Forest Gate Essex.
Edward Peter Ellis 18 16/02/1942 Apprentice Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 18. Son of Edward Ellis and of Margaret Jane Ellis of Shirley Southampton.
Cecil Gregory 53 16/02/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 53
Henry Arthur Hill 26 16/02/1942 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 26. Son of Henry Arthur Hill and of Alice Edith Hill of South Chingford Essex.
Frank Alfred Holland 24 16/02/1942 Clerk Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 24. Son of Alfred Henry Holland and of Ruth Holland of Amersham Buckinghamshire.
Albert Edward Ernest Howell 35 16/02/1942 Boatswain Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 35. Son of Edward Albert and Antoinette Millicent Howell; husband of Henrietta Howell of Hull.
William Henry Jacks 39 16/02/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 39
David Burton Hinckley James 21 16/02/1942 Third Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 21
Douglas John Westmacott Jeatt 48 16/02/1942 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 48
Lionel Johnson 43 16/02/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 43
Hubert Joseph 45 16/02/1942 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 45
Albert Thomas Karram 29 16/02/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 29. Son of Assad and Bertha Karram; husband of Enid Karram.
Edgar William Thomas Keech 49 18/02/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 49. Son of Joseph and Maria Keech; husband of Lilian Rose Keech of Oakley Bedfordshire.
Archibald Ruthven King 29 16/02/1942 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 29
Cecil Stanley Low 21 16/02/1942 Second Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 21. Kings Commendation for Brave Conduct. Son of Edwin Stanley and Violet Lilian Low of South Merstham Surrey.
Henry Lynch 19 16/02/1942 Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 19
Walter Lynch 49 16/02/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 49. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lynch of Port of Spain Trinidad; husband of Christine Lynch (nee Linton) of Jones Town Jamaica.
Charles Begley Mccabe 26 16/02/1942 Fourth Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 26. Son of John and Annie Begley McCabe of Johnstone Renfrewshire.
Robert Goronwy Owen 44 16/02/1942 Chief Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 44
Charles Alfred Page 23 16/02/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 23
Eric Page 20 16/02/1942 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 20. Son of Herbert and Nellie Blanche Page of Brockley London.
Joseph Thomas Philip 25 16/02/1942 Third Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 25. Son of Alexander and Jessie Beatrice Philip.
Fitzgerald Pile 46 16/02/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 46
Charles Pitter 30 16/02/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 30
Anthony Pooke 17 16/02/1942 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 17
Clarence Cornish Prosser 47 16/02/1942 Master Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 47. Son of Hubert and Edith Prosser; husband of Evelyn Prosser of Heswall Cheshire.
James Robinson 45 16/02/1942 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 45
John Sutcliffe 23 16/02/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 23
Arthur Thomas 30 16/02/1942 Chief Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 30. Son of Mrs. S. A. Brown of Whitfield Town Jamaica.
William Charles Till 41 16/02/1942 First Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 41. Son of Charles E. and Alice Till; husband of Mabel E. Till of Sidmouth Devon.
Ronald F. Toft 17 16/02/1942 Stewards Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 17. Grandson of Mrs. E. A. Warwick of Epsom Surrey.
Clifford Trant 18 16/02/1942 Apprentice Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 18. Son of Alfred Samuel and Petrea Trant of Paignton Devon. His brother Alfred Douglas also died on service.
Richard Walker 20 16/02/1942 Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 20
William Whitlock 45 16/02/1942 Chief Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 45
William Willis 59 16/02/1942 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 59

Sourabaya

She was a 7,823 grt steam Passenger/ refrigerated cargo ship that had been converted into a whale factory ship in 1929. She was sunk on 27 October 1942 by torpedoes fired by German submarine U-436 at position 54° 32’ N, 31° 02’ W. Most of the crew were picked up by Bic Island but this ship was itself torpedoed and sunk with all hands by U-224 on 29 October 1942. See also entry on Panel 132 HERE.

One of those recorded as lost on Sourabaya was George Appleton but his name does not appear in the table below as he is recorded by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission as serving in Mauretania and is recorded in the table under the entry for that ship on this website HERE. The reason for his being on Sourabaya is not known - he may have been transferred but the records did not have time to be changed before he lost his life or possibly was in transit for some reason.

Sourabaya Sourabaya

Casualties

Surname Forename Age D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref.
Oskar Aas 43 27/10/1942 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 43. Son of Olaus and Dorthea Aas; husband of Gudrun Aas of Presteroa Tonsberg Norway.
Arthur William Barwise 59 27/10/1942 Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 59. Son of Benjamin and Jane Barwise.
Ronald Thomas Black 15 27/10/1942 Mess Room Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 15. Son of Robert Black and of Jessie Brodie Black of St. Andrews Fife.
William Henry Blackett 33 27/10/1942 Waiter Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 33. Son of John Alexander Blackett and Agnes Blackett of Everton Liverpool; husband of Lilian Marion Blackett of Speke Liverpool.
Cyril Harold Boddington 31 27/10/1942 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 132. Age 31. Son of Harold Gustavus Boddington and Daisy Olive Boddington of Corona Del Mar California U.S.A.; husband of Mary Boddington of Sunderland Co. Durham.
Griffin David Booth 35 27/10/1942 Waiter Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 35. (served as GRIFFIN). Son of Mrs. I. Scott Booth of Catford London; husband of Doris Booth of Catford.
Paul Reinhard Brodsky 27 27/10/1942 Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 27. Son of Paul and Catherine Brodsky of Edinburgh.
Walter Broomfield 45 27/10/1942 Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 45. Son of George Walter and Mary Broomfield; husband of Kathleen Mary Broomfield of West Wickham Kent.
Kenneth Browell 37 27/10/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 37
Alfred Henry Burt 23 27/10/1942 Porter Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 23. Son of William and Kate Burt of Woolston Southampton.
Laurence Byrne 18 27/10/1942 Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 18. Son of John and Elizabeth Byrne of Liverpool.
Allan Cameron 52 27/10/1942 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 52. Son of Allan Cameron and of Elizabeth Meldrum Cameron of Dalmuir Dunbartonshire.
George Alexander Cameron 27/10/1942 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99.
Wilfred John Canning 20 27/10/1942 Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 20
William Robert G. H. Chandler 41 27/10/1942 Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 41
Frederick Cockerline 53 27/10/1942 Barkeeper Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 53. Husband of Nellie Cockerline.
Edward Noble Colville 28 27/10/1942 Mate Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 28
John Maurice Davies 25 27/10/1942 Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 25. Son of John M. Davies and of Mary J. Davies of Bootle Lancashire.
John Michael Dawson 22 27/10/1942 Porter Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 22. Son of William and Eugeniea E. Dawson of Bootle Lancashire.
James Docherty 37 27/10/1942 Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 37. Son of Joseph and Mary Anne Docherty.
Douglas Haig Edward 25 27/10/1942 Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 25
Edward Ellefsen 68 27/10/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 68
Thomas Gibson 21 27/10/1942 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 21
Frederick Granville 44 27/10/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 44
Robert Hunter Gray 16 27/10/1942 Assistant Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 16
William Gray 25 27/10/1942 Third Mate Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 25
Arthur T. Greenhill 29 27/10/1942 Second Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 29. Son of Albert Arthur and Ann Greenhill of Bordesley Green Birmingham.
Joseph Greensitt 51 27/10/1942 Chief Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 51. Son of William Shertliffe Greensitt and Helen Greensitt; husband of Alice Clarissa Greensitt of Hull.
Kenneth Gwyn Hanham 20 27/10/1942 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 20. Kings Commendation for Brave Conduct. Husband of C. A. Hanham of Glanamman Carmarthenshire.
George Henderson 41 27/10/1942 Writer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 41. Husband of Helena Henderson of Liverpool.
George Wilson Higgins 21 27/10/1942 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 21. Son of James and Ann Higgins of Garston Liverpool.
Selwyn Ronald Hilton 31 27/10/1942 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 31. Son of Arthur and Alice Henrietta Hilton of Eastbourne Sussex.
Albert William Hobbs 39 27/10/1942 Assistant Cellarman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 39. Son of William and Caroline Hobbs; husband of F. K. Hobbs of Southampton.
William Alfred Hodge 18 27/10/1942 Mess Room Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 18
Peter A. Hunt 23 27/10/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 23. Son of Dora Hunt of Sydenham Durban South Africa.
Charles Hutchison 30 27/10/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 30
Peter Hutchison 20 27/10/1942 Pumpman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 20. Son of Henry Adamson Hutchison and of Annie Hutchison of Newhaven Edinburgh.
Arthur Stanley John 39 27/10/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 39
Khan Bahadur 46 27/10/1942 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 90. Age 46
James King 28 27/10/1942 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 28. Son of Mary King of Bridgeton Glasgow.
John Montgomery 27/10/1942 Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Son of John Edward and Martha Montgomery of Liverpool.
Joseph Leslie Morris 53 27/10/1942 Chief Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 53. Husband of Eveline Elsie Morris of Heswall Cheshire.
Dennis Antony Clifden Mullins 31 27/10/1942 Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 31. Son of Capt. Charles Mullins Indian Medical Department and of Kathleen Blanche Mullins of Heston Middlesex.
R Mccarthy 32 27/10/1942 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 32
George Mclaren 28 27/10/1942 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 28
James Mcmanus 33 27/10/1942 Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 33. Son of James and Catherine McManus of Liverpool.
John Mcmorrow 42 27/10/1942 Assistant Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 42. Husband of Florence McMorrow of Liverpool.
William Harold Neale 27 27/10/1942 Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 27. Son of Henry and Elizabeth Neale of Thorpe Bay Essex.
Stanley Nicol 17 27/10/1942 Mess Room Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 17. Son of Alice Nicol; grandson of James Nicol of Dalkeith Midlothian.
Hugh Oreilly 29 27/10/1942 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 29. Son of Hugh and Bridget OReilly; husband of Doris Maude OReilly of Balham London.
Eric John Henry Paul 41 27/10/1942 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 41. Husband of Iris Dorothy Paul of Freemantle Southampton.
George Henry Payn 65 27/10/1942 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 65. Son of William Henry and Susanah Payn; husband of Mary Robertson Payn of Edinburgh.
George Frederick Payne 39 27/10/1942 Chief Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 39. Husband of D. R. Payne of Southampton.
Joseph Norman Payne 36 27/10/1942 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 36
Petter Hugo Pettersen 24 27/10/1942 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 24
Albert Stanley Peuckert 21 27/10/1942 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 21. Son of Edward E. and Hetty Peuckert of Minster Isle of Sheppey Kent.
Arthur Bruce Poleson 29 27/10/1942 Carpenter Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 29. Son of Alexanderina Poleson; husband of Elizabeth Poleson of Brough Lerwick Zetland.
J Portilli 25 27/10/1942 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 25
Hector Rendall 38 27/10/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 38. Son of Hector and Janet Rendall of Vidlin Zetland; husband of Lily Rendall of Sullom Zetland.
Cecil William Ritch 28 27/10/1942 Chief Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 28
George Scott 47 27/10/1942 Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 47. Son of George and Alice Scott; husband of Elsie I. Scott of Wickhambrook Suffolk.
Arthur Henry Slade 42 27/10/1942 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 42. Husband of E. T. Slade of Winton Bournemouth Hants.
Henry Smith 23 27/10/1942 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 23
William Andrew Smith 28 27/10/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 28. Son of Andrew Smith and of Andrina Smith (nee Malcolmson); husband of Williamina C. Smith (nee Bolt) of Crumlin Co. Antrim Northern Ireland.
William Sneddon 38 27/10/1942 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 38. Son of Jane B. Sneddon of Edinburgh.
James Stanley 26 27/10/1942 Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 26. Son of James Albert and Mary Stanley of Ellesmere Port Cheshire; husband of Dora Florence Stanley of Widnes Lancashire.
Thomas Ullivers 43 27/10/1942 Barkeeper Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 43
Thomas Black Wales 21 27/10/1942 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 21
James Ward 22 27/10/1942 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 22. Son of Mr. and Mrs. P. Ward of Belfast Northern Ireland.
Bernard Anthony Warner 22 27/10/1942 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 22. Son of William P. and Agnes Warner.
Edward Charles Whittick 18 27/10/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 18. Son of C. E. and Bridget Whittick of Acton Middlesex.

South Africa

She was a 9,234 grt motor tanker that was sunk on 8 une 1942 by torpedoes fired by German submarine U-128 at position 12° 47' N, 49° 44' W.

South Africa

Casualties

Surname Forename Age D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref.
Godfrey Atcherley Peel Massy 27 07/06/1942 Motorman I Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 27. Son of Godfrey and Marianne Massy of Burnham-on-Sea Somerset.

Southern Empress

She was a 10,067 grt steam tanker that had been converted into a whale factory ship in 1928. She was sunk on 14 October 1942 by torpedoes fired by German submarine U-221 at position 53° 40' N, 40° 40' W.

Southern Empress Southern Empress

Casualties

Surname Forename Age D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref.
Richard William Gibson Aadahl 27 13/10/1942 Chief Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 27. Husband of Marion Aadahl.
Francis Adams 19 13/10/1942 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 19
Robert Allison 29 13/10/1942 Third Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 29. Son of David Andrew Allison and of Rachel Elizabeth Allison of Subiaco Western Australia.
E Ayre 27 13/10/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 27
Ernest Boots 15 13/10/1942 Mess Room Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 15. Son of Lena Cooper of Birkenhead.
David Butler 54 13/10/1942 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 54. Son of David and Mary Butler of Port Glasgow Renfrewshire; husband of Christiana Butler of Plumstead London.
Bartholomew Conolly 60 13/10/1942 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 60
P W Dunn 57 13/10/1942 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 57
John Eyre 23 13/10/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 23. Son of Eleanor Eyre; grandson of Mr. and Mrs. G. Eyre of North Shields Northumberland.
Daniel Gibson 20 13/10/1942 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 20. Son of Mr. and Mrs. David Gibson of Greenock Renfrewshire.
Thomas Hall 18 13/10/1942 Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 18
Olaf Kr Hansen 42 13/10/1942 Master Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 42. Son of Jorgensen Jori and Gunda Hansen of Tonsberg Norway.
John Stephen Harris 39 13/10/1942 Boatswain Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 39. Son of Frederick James Harris and Sarah Ann Harris.
John Hibberd 18 13/10/1942 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 18. Son of James and Violet Hibberd of Harrogate Yorkshire.
James Hill 30 13/10/1942 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 30. Son of James and Christina P. Hill; husband of Charlotte Hill of Glasgow.
Frederick Charles Holgate 23 13/10/1942 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 23. Son of Frederick Lilliam and Alice Holgate; husband of Lilian Holgate of Hull.
Patrick Horrigan 23 13/10/1942 Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 99. Age 23. Son of Thomas and Margaret Horrigan of Askeaton Co. Limerick Irish Republic.
Jeremiah Hutchison 21 13/10/1942 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 100. Age 21. Son of Jeremiah Hutchison and of Margaret Hutchison (nee Leask); husband of Josephine Margaret Hutchison of Whiteness Zetland.
William George Johnson 32 13/10/1942 Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 100. Age 32. Son of William and Emily Davie Johnson of Grimsby Lincolnshire.
John Kelly 44 13/10/1942 Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 100. Age 44
John Knighton 38 13/10/1942 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 100. Age 38. Son of William and Jane Knighton.
John Mackintosh 27 13/10/1942 Carpenter Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 100. Age 27. Nephew of Annie MacKenzie of Lochcarron Ross and Cromarty.
Charles Francis Mahy 43 13/10/1942 Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 100. Age 43
William Alexander Campbell Main 19 13/10/1942 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 100. Age 19. Son of William and Elizabeth Main of Glasgow.
Edward Arthur Leonard Massey 26 13/10/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 100. Age 26
George Macadam Mathie 39 13/10/1942 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 100. Age 39. Son of Robert and Janet Mathie; husband of Hilda H. Mathie of Carey Park Bunbury Western Australia.
Donald Macneil 28 13/10/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 100. Age 28. Son of Roderick and Margaret MacNeil of Castlebay Isle of Barra.
John Mcguigan 19 13/10/1942 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 100. Age 19
Andrew Mccaig Mckinnon 19 13/10/1942 Mess Room Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 100. Age 19. Son of Andrew and Margaret McKinnon of Ruchill Glasgow.
Reginald Mclaughlin 19 13/10/1942 Deck Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 100. Age 19. Son of Henry John and Mirriam McLaughlin of Kilburn Middlesex.
John Mcnally 15 13/10/1942 Mess Room Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 100. Age 15. Son of Michael and Catherine McNally of Liverpool.
Richard Rimmer 33 13/10/1942 Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 100. Age 33
George Edward Robinson 20 13/10/1942 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 100. Age 20. Son of Fred and J. E. Robinson.
Edwin Ernest Rumsey 27 13/10/1942 Quartermaster Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 100. Age 27. Son of Fredrick Stanley Rumsey and Mary Ann Rumsey.
Donald Bremner Ryrie 41 13/10/1942 First Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 100. Age 41
Leonard Sisoff 18 13/10/1942 Mess Room Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 100. Age 18. Son of Michael Sisoff and of Theresa Sisoff of Chingford Essex.
William Skinner, O B E and Bar 42 13/10/1942 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 100. Age 42. Husband of Helen Skinner of Southsea Hampshire.
John George Smith 26 13/10/1942 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 100. Age 26. Son of John George and Barbara Agnes Smith; husband of Eileen Barbara Smith of Whiteness Zetland.
George Albert Stanford 34 13/10/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 100. Age 34
D Stratford 16 13/10/1942 Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 100. Age 16
William Williams 25 13/10/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 100. Age 25. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Williams of Amlwch Anglesey; husband of Annie Williams of Llanerchymedd Anglesey.
Harold Worsley 21 13/10/1942 Third Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 100. Age 21. Son of John and Annie Worsley of Rhodes Middleton Lancashire.
John Barbour Wylie 21 13/10/1942 Third Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 100. Age 21. Kings Commendation for Brave Conduct. Son of George Calder Wylie and Margaret Neil Wylie.
Burnley Gisbourne Yearwood 65 13/10/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 100. Age 65

Southern Princess

She was a 9,712 grt steam tanker that was converted into a whale factory ship in 1929. She was sunk on 17 March 1943 by torpedoes fired by German submarine U-600 at position 50° 36' N, 34° 30' W.

Southern Princess

Casualties

Surname Forename Age D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref.
Thomas Cain 38 17/03/1943 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 100. Age 38. Son of Thomas and Eliza Cain of Bethnal Green London.
Robert Cooper 47 17/03/1943 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 100. Age 47
Patrick Scanlan 19 17/03/1943 Mess Room Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 100. Age 19. Son of Peter Scanlan and of Jessie Scanlan of Greenock Renfrewshire.
William Albert Wilkins 18 17/03/1943 Boy Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 100. Age 18


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