Lost in WW1

Amadavat Amakura Amber
Ampleforth Amsteldam Amsterdam
Ancona Andania Andoni




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].

Amadavat

Amadavat was a 171 GRT trawler completed in 1899 by Taylor & Mitchell for R.Milne She is believed to have sunk on 12 December 1917 after striking a mine laid by German submarine U-71 East of the Shetland Islands.

There were no survivors

Amadavat

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Austin Edward 38 10/12/1917 Second Fisherman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Hannah Mary Austin (Nee Cowling), Of 101, Commerce St., Aberdeen. Born In London.
Beasley Alfred Edward 46 10/12/1917 Deck Hand Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Rachel Beasley, Of 15, Hope St., Grimsby. Born At Greenwich, London.
Brown Alexander 51 10/12/1917 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Lucy Brown, Of Dee Village Rd., Aberdeen. Born At Perth.
Low Thomas 44 10/12/1917 Second Engineman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mrs. Jane Low, Of 604, Holburn St., Aberdeen. Born At Perth.
Marnoch Alexander 39 10/12/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late William And Jane Marnoch; Husband Of Mary Ann Mamoch (Nee Tyler), Of 67, Causewayend, Aberdeen. Born At Aberdeen.
Meggison William 28 10/12/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Caroline Meggison And The Late John Meggison; Husband Of Mary Meggison (Nee Stewart), Of 3, Bannermill St., Aberdeen. Born At Scarborough.
Reynolds John Alfred 56 10/12/1917 Second Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late John And Dinah Reynolds; Husband Of Clara Reynolds (Nee Eves), Of 1, Glenbervie Rd., Aberdeen. Born At Scarborough.
Scarborough Benjamin Oman 16 10/12/1917 Deck Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Jessie Miller (Formerly Scarborough, Nee Swanson), Of 18, Hutchison St., Aberdeen, And The Late Robert Scarborough.
Scarborough Robert 10/12/1917 Skipper Tower Hill Memorial
Warner James Edward 51 10/12/1917 Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late William And Mary Warner; Husband Of Margaret Warner (Nee Munros), Of 38, Menzies Rd., Aberdeen. Born At Cromer.

Amakura

Amakura was a 2,316 GRT steam cargo ship that was completed in 1893 by Swan & Hunter for J.Knott as Castillian Prince and changed ownership to the Amakura Steamship Co. Ltd. in 1912 and managed by Booker Bros., McConnell & Co. Ltd. of Liverpool. She was sunk on 12 June 1917 by torpedoes fired by German submarine U-94 at position 56° 10' N, 13° 00' W en route from Liverpool to Demerara with a general cargo.

Amakura

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Murphy William 36 12/06/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Daniel And Ann Murphy; Husband Of Anne Murphy (Nee Hearatty), Of 2, Chester St., Liverpool. Born At Liverpool.
Price William 44 12/06/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born At Heswall, Lancs.

Amber

Amber was a 172 GRT trawler completed in 1898 by Mackie & Thompson for Kingston Steam Trawling Co. Ltd. of Hull, managed by Lawrence Spring. She was registered as AMBER h298. She went missing in January 1920 and although the date and cause of loss is not confirmed it has been assumed that she struck a mine. CWGC record the date of loss as 1 January 1920.

There were no survivors

Amber

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Cook Christian Day 40 01/01/1920 Chief Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Maria Isabella Cook, And The Late James Alfred Cook; Husband Of Maud Cook (Nee Butler), Of 3, Victoria Avenue, Perry St., Anlaby Rd., Hull. Born At Hull.
Cousins John Henry 22 01/01/1920 Spare Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John And Mira Cousins, Of 15, Norfolk Terrace, Russell Place, Norfolk St., Hull.
Hannah Robert Henry 01/01/1920 Skipper Tower Hill Memorial
Hindmarsh William 46 01/01/1920 Boatswain Tower Hill Memorial Born At Newcastle.
Leeman Benjamin William 57 01/01/1920 Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Thomas And Elizabeth Leeman; Husband Of Frances Mary Leeman (Nee Myers), Of 1, Edwards Terrace, Massey St., Hull. Born At Hull.
Stevens Arthur Albert 37 01/01/1920 Second Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Arthur And Elizabeth Stevens; Husband Of Maria Olivia Stevens (Nee Merrikin), Of 36, St. Andrew S St., Hull. Born At Hull.
Temple John William 19 01/01/1920 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Susan Temple, Of 3, Reform St., Hull, And The Late Alfred Temple.
Thompson John Banks 24 01/01/1920 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John Thompson, And The Late Mrs. Thompson; Husband Of Catherine May Thompson (Nee Atkinson), Of 7, Walworth Terrace, Strickland St., Hull. Born At Hull.
Wilson Richard Samuel 25 01/01/1920 Third Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late John Richard And Ada Blanche Wilson; Husband Of Elizabeth Emma Matilda Wilson (Nee Wescott), Of 18, Wassand St., Hull. Born At Devonport.
Wilton Arthur 33 01/01/1920 Deck Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Annie Wilton, Of 4, Andrew S Place, Cliff St., Whitby, And The Late James Wilton. Born At Whitby.

Ampleforth

Ampleforth was a 3,873 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1914 by Richardson Duck for Ampleforth Steamship Co. Ltd. and managed by C. Cravos & Co. She was sunk on 21 May 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-65 at position 36° 10' N, 13° 30' E - approximately 15 nautical miles West-South-West of Gozo Island. She was en route frolm Barry to Alexadria with a cargo of coal and aircraft in crates.

Ampleforth

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Bosschorast M 21/05/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery Prot. 346.
Pearce Aaron Stephen 28 21/05/1917 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Born At Brynmawr.
Tiele Cornelis 20 21/05/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Johannes And Petronella Tiele (Nee Van De Leur), Of 65, Bloemfonteinstraat, Rotterdam, Holland. Born In Holland.
Verhagen Cornelis 21 21/05/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Cornelis And Maria Verhagen (Nee Brands), Of 68, West Varkenoordscheweg, Rotterdam, Holland. Born In Holland.

Amsteldam

Amsteldam was a 1,233 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1907 by Cambeltown Shipbuilding Co. for NV Stoomvaart Mij Amstel and owned by South Metropolitan Gas Co. from 1915.She was sunk on 18 October 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine UB-21 approximately 6 miles North of Flamborough Head. She was en route from Shields to London with a cargo of coal.

Amsteldam

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Butchart James 33 18/10/1917 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Jane Butchart (Nee Jobling), Of 18, Erskine Rd., South Shields, And The Late Robert Butchart. Born At South Shields.
Charlton Frank 45 18/10/1917 Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late James And Ellen Charlton; Husband Of Edith Emily Charlton (Nee Booty), Of 7, Heugh Terrace, South Shields. Born At Wisbech.
Green John Thomas 46 18/10/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Frank And Mary Ann Green; Husband Of Eleanor Jane Green (Nee Wright), Of 152, Victor St., Sunderland. Born At Sunderland.
Ovenden Frank 56 18/10/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Harry And Susan Ovenden; Husband Of Emily Ovenden (Nee Burton), Of 33, Alexandra Rd., Ramsgate, Kent. Born At Woodnesborough, Kent.

Amsterdam

Amsterdam was a 749 GRT compound-engined cargo ship completed in 1877 by Cunliffe & Dunlop for W.Sloan & Co. as Avon and owned by Rankine Line as Amsterdam from 1903. She was sunk on 24 February 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine UC-49 approximately 3 nautical miles South-East by East of Coquet Island. She was en route from Leith to Rotterdam with a cargo of coal and general goods.

Amsterdam

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Craig Norman Scott 24 24/02/1918 Wireless Operator Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Isabella Craig (Nee Nicoll), Of Lindisfarne, Heath Avenue, Lenzie, Dumbartonshire, And The Late Peter Craig. Born At Dundee.
Daly Peter 18 24/02/1918 Cabin Boy Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Ann Morris Daly (Nee Baxter), Of 14, Springfield St., Leith, And The Late Peter Daly.
McGregor David Arthur 26 24/02/1918 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Thomas And Janet McGregor (Nee Arthur), Of 285, Leith Walk, Leith Born At Leith.
McMillan Alexander 34 24/02/1918 Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Annie McMillan (Nee Weir), Of 9, Clyde St., Anderston, Glasgow, And The Late Donald McMillan. Born At Islay, Argyllshire.

Ancona

This Ancona was a 1,245 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1888 by Ramage & Furguson for J. Currie & Co. She was torpedoed by German submarine UC-70 and sunk on 27 May 1917 at a position approximately 110 nautical miles West-South-West of Ushant whilst sailing from Falmouth to Lisbon with a general cargo.

Ancona

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Barclay Thomas James 40 27/05/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Isaac William Barclay, Of 64, Wootton Rd., Deptford, And The Late Amelia Louisa Barclay.
Cartwright Reginald Harry 42 27/05/1917 Master Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Annie Cartwright, Of 19, Collingtree Rd., Sydenham, London; Son Of The Late Reginald Cartwright, Of Louth, Lincolnshire And Of Annie L. Cartwright, Of Leigh-On-Sea.
Chamberlain Thomas 59 27/05/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Harriett Chamberlain And The Late Thomas Chamberlain; Husband Of Mary Chamberlain (Nee Hoe), Of Carterton, Clanfield, Oxfordshire. Born At Dudley.
Curtis Arthur Edwin 27/05/1917 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son of James and Jessie Curtis, of Kessingland, Lowestoft; husband of Emma Curtis. Mr. Curtis was a member of the Royal Naval Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 26 of the Chatham Naval Memorial.
Double Charles Edward 42 27/05/1917 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Charles And Mary Ann Double; Husband Of Kate Mary Ann Eleanor Double (Nee Humberstone), Of 45, Spurstowe Rd., Hackney, London. Born At South Hackney, London.
Edmiston William Wright 54 27/05/1917 First Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late John Alexander And Harriet Eliza Edmiston; Husband Of Ethel May Edmiston (Nee Greenfield), Of 39, Temperley Rd., Balham, London. Born At Blackheath. Kent.
Fry Leonard 15 27/05/1917 Cooks Boy Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Henry Fry. Born At Kingston-On-Thames.
Head William Herbert 28 27/05/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of James Henry Head, Of 4, Storks Rd., Bermondsey, London, And The Late Margaret Louise Head.
Lopez Rafael 20 17/05/1917 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Spain.
Lovell Henry Martin 33 27/05/1917 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late John And Sarah Lovell; Husband Of Elizabeth Jane Lovell (Nee Girling), Of 13, Chancery Building, Shadwell, London, Born At Cardiff.
Magub Joseph Jarvis 16 27/05/1917 Assistant Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Herbert And Ida Elizabeth Magub, Of 71, Barton Rd., Dover, Kent.
Nord Eric 28 27/05/1917 Second Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Erik And Margreta Elizabeth Nord, Of 40, Wellington Rd., East Ham, London. Born At Stratford, London.
Norris Ernest Edwin 20 27/05/1917 Third Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John And Julietta Susannah Norris, Of The Hague, Hanworth Rd., Hounslow, Middlesex. Born At Richmond, Surrey.
Nye Henry 56 27/05/1917 1st Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Thomas Nye; Husband Of Violet Nye (Nee Todhunter) Of 33, Clonmell Rd., Tottenham, London. Born At Poplar, London.
Paine William Edward 22 27/05/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William Edward And Alice Paine; Husband Of Jessie Constance Paine (Nee Murphy), Of 22, Holmewood Rd., South Norwood, London. Born In London.
Pearson Henry 49 27/05/1917 Boatswain Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Elizabeth Pearson (Nee Wood), Of 75, Spencer St., Commercial Rd., London. Born At Gothenburg, Sweden.
Pudney Darius Barnard 24 27/05/1917 Ship s Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Daniel Darius Pudney And Mary Ann Pudney; Husband Of Florence Louisa Pudney (Nee Dive), Of 70, Ash St., Walworth, London. Born At Great Coggeshall.
Rogers Thomas George 29 27/05/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Mr. And Mrs. Frederick Rogers; Husband Of Julia Louisa Rogers (Nee Baker), Of 45, Middleton St., Bethnal Green, London. Born At Ilfracombe.
Smith Harold Frederick 31 27/05/1917 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Fred And Jessica E. Smith; Husband Of Daisy Gladys Smith (Nee Clark), Of Ronda , 8 Chinbrook Rd., Grove Park, Lee, Kent. Born At New Cross, London.
Smith Hubert Reginald 24 27/05/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Isaac And Georgiana Smith, Of 16, Sea View Rd., Reydon, Suffolk. Born At Westleton, Suffolk.
Wakerley Joseph 23 27/05/1917 Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late John And Mary Jane Wakerley (Nee Turner); Husband Of Amelia Wakerley (Nee English), Of 19, Broad St., Ratcliffe, London. Born At Newington, Hull.
Watts Cyril Ernest 16 27/05/1917 Ordinary Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Ernest Albert Watts, Of Guilsborough, Northamptonshire, And The Late Margarette Evangeline Watts (Nee Williams).
Whiting Gilbert Todd 27/05/1917 Leading Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Mr. Whiting was a member of the Royal Naval Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 26 of the Chatham Naval Memorial.
Will John Weyell 42 27/05/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Louisa Will (Nee Hotchkiss), Of 1, Smith S Place, Garden St., Stepney, London. Born At St. George S, London.
Wyles Gordon Joseph Symons 15 27/05/1917 Ordinary Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Joseph And Agnes Mary Wyles (Nee Symons), Of 12, Melville Rd., Falmouth, Cornwall. Born At Reading.

Andania

Andania was a 13,405 GRT passenger/cargo ship (ref) completed in 1913 by Scotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd. for Cunard Steamship Co. Ltd. On 27 January 1918 she was hit by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-46 at position 52° 20' N, 06° 12' W - approximately 2 nautical miles North-North-East of Rathlin Island.

An attempt was made to tow her to safety but she sunk whilst under tow. Andania had been requisitioned for use as a troopship and when torpedoed was en route from Liverpool to New York with passengers and a general cargo.

Andania

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Dunn James 17 27/01/1918 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Richard And Catherine Dunn (Nee Griffths), Of 75, Olivia St., Liverpool.
Fox Edward 46 27/01/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Mr. And Mrs. Fox. Born At Henley.
Kershaw James 24 27/01/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William And Annie Kershaw; Husband Of Jane Kershaw (Nee Maguire), Of 18, Lancaster St., Stanley Rd., Liverpool. Born At Liverpool.
Melvin Joseph Patrick 29 27/01/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mary Ann Melvin, Of 79, Gordon St., Liverpool, And The Late Robert Melvin.
McGuire Henry 19 27/01/1918 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Marjorie McGuire, Of 12, William Henry St., Bootle, Lancs., And The Late Richard McGuire.
Ritchie James Easson 14 27/01/1918 Bellboy Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Andrew And Augusta Ritchie, Of 46, Alpha St., Litherland, Lancs.
Stockdale Charles Kelly 26 27/01/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late James And Isabella Stockdale; Husband Of Harriet Ann Stockdale (Nee Barnacle), Of 16, Epsom St., Liverpool. Born At Liverpool.
Ritchie James Easson 14 27/01/1918 Bellboy Port Charlotte United Free Churchyard, Isle Of Islay Son Of Andrew And Augusta Ritchie, Of 46, Alpha Street, Litherland, Lancs.

Andoni

Andoni was a 3,188 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1898 by Hamilton and owned by Elder Dempster. She was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-35 on 8 January 1917 at position 35° 19' N, 15° 07' E - approximately 46 nautical miles South-East of Malta. She was carrying a cargo of grain from Karachi to London. Some accounts say there were three casualties but I can only find two entries in the CWGC database.


James Kavanagh is shown on the panel but this appears to have been a mistake as he served in the Royal Naval Reserve and is commemorated on the Portsmouth Memorial.

Andoni

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Bull James 26 08/01/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Sierra Leone.
Fynn Coffee 08/01/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial
Kavanagh James 08/01/1917 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Mr. Kavanagh was a member of the Royal Naval Reserve Service No. 8640A. He is also commemorated on panel 27 of the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

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