Lost in WW1

Andromache Angela Anglia
Anglian Anglo-Californian Anglo-Patagonian
Anteros Antinoe Antonio
Apapa

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].

Andromache

Andromache was a 313 GRT steam trawler completed in 1913 by Cochrane & Sons for Buckworth & Mumby Ltd. She was stopped and scuttled on 14 April 1917 by German submarine U-78 West of the Shetland Islands while returning from fishing off Iceland. The skipper was taken prisoner but none of the crew who had taken to lifeboats survived.

Andromache

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Bray James 44 12/04/1917 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late William And Susannah Bray; Husband Of The Late Rose Annah Bray. Born At Hull.
Edgar Walter 37 12/04/1917 Fisherman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Albert And The Late Catherine Edgar; Husband Of Annie Elizabeth Edgar (Nee Ellis), Of 10, Percy Avenue, Rugby St., Hull. Born At Hull.
Gregory William Arthur 38 12/04/1917 Fisherman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late William Arthur Gregory; Husband Of Minnie Ethel Gregory (Nee Collins), Of 73, Rugby St., Hull. Born At Woolwich.
Grosneck Charles Frederick 21 12/04/1917 Fisherman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Charles Frederick And Elizabeth Grosneck, Of 8, Florence Terrace, Villa Place, Hull. Born At Hull.
Homans George Henry 31 12/04/1917 Fourth Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of George Henry And Ellen Louisa Homans, Of 4, Wilkins Buildings, Red Hill, Grimsby. Born At Grimsby.
Lammiman 48 12/04/1917 Second Hand Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Lammiman, Of 57, West St., Alford. Born At Hull.
Postle Francis 42 12/04/1917 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Francis Robert And Gertrude Postle; Husband Of Gertrude Postle (Nee Cressey), Of 21, Harrow St., Hull. Born At Liverpool.
Postle Francis Robert 17 12/04/1917 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Gertrude Postle, Of 21, Harrow St., Hull, And The Late Francis Robert Postle. Born At Hull.
Ryall George William 31 12/04/1917 Third Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Martha Jackson (Formerly Ryall), And The Late George Ryall; Husband Of Martha Ryall (Nee Allen), Of 2, Ports Place, Sykes St., Hull. Born At Hull.
Smith Thomas 38 12/04/1917 Boatswain Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Charles William And Mary Smith; Husband Of Emily Smith (Nee Atkinson), Of 4, Burns Grove, Rugby St., Hull. Born At Lowestoft.
Wattley John James 33 12/04/1917 Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mary Elizabeth And The Late George Augustus Wattley; Husband Of Florence Emma Wattley (Nee Chapman), Of 77, Liverpool St., Hull. Born At St. Lucia, B.W. Indies.

Angela

Angela was a 122 GRT sailing vessel - a steel-hulled schooner - completed in 1904 and requisitioned by the Admiralty. She was sunk on 5 May 1917 by a mine laid by German submarine UC-42 at position 54° 59' N, 01° 19' W - approximately 3 nautical miles South-East of the South Tyne pier. She was carrying a cargo of burnt ore from the Thames to the Tyne.

Angela

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Hutchings Holland 23 05/05/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mrs. M. Hutchings, And The Late John Hutchings; Husband Of Alice Mary Augusta Hutchings (Nee Mccoughlan), Of 18, Edward St., Truro, Cornwall. Born At Cardiff.
Travis John 05/05/1917 Master Tower Hill Memorial
Wright Thomas 05/05/1917 Mate Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Wright, Of 74, Careborough Rd., Trundley S Rd., Deptford, London.

Anglia

Anglia was a 1,862 GRT steam passenger ship completed in 1899 by William Denny & Bros. for London & North Western Railway Co. She was requisitioned for use as a hospital ship. She sank on 17 November 1915 after hitting a mine at position 51° 02' N, 01° 19' E - approximately 1 nautical mile East of Folkestone Gate. Overall 134 people lost their lives.

Anglia
Anglia

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Ashton Albert Frederick 19 17/11/1915 Cabin Boy Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Annie Charlotte Ashton, Of 9, High Terrace, Holyhead.
Bassett William Edward 50 17/11/1915 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Frances Bassett (Nee Williams), Of 5, Station St., Holyhead.
Callaway William Henry 23 17/11/1915 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Charles Edward Callaway, Of 2, Wian St., Holyhead.
Campbell 37 17/11/1915 Purser Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Agnes Gwendoline Campbell (Nee Williams), Of Bryn Awel, Penrhosfeilw, Holyhead.
Evans 43 17/11/1915 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Ann Evans (Nee Lewis), 32, King S Rd., Holyhead.
Hughes 28 17/11/1915 Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mrs. Mary Hughes, Of 45, Aked St., Stockport Rd., Manchester. Born At Holyhead.
Hughes Lewis David 17/11/1915 Engineers Boy Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Robert And Elizabeth Hughes, Of 9, Mountain View, Holyhead.
Jones John 60 17/11/1915 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Anne Jones (Nee Thomas), Of 25, Rock St., Holyhead.
Jones Owen 28 17/11/1915 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Grace Ann Jones (Nee Downing), Of 29, Hexham Rd., Mount Rd., Gorton, Manchester.
Jones Owen 45 17/11/1915 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Father Of Owen John Jones, Of 8, Porthdaforch Rd., Holyhead.
Lewis John 41 17/11/1915 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Grace Lewis (Nee Jones), Of 17, Millbank Terrace, Holyhead. Born In Wales.
Lewis William 56 17/11/1915 Quartermaster Tower Hill Memorial Born In Wales. Father Of Ellen And Margaret Lewis, Of 6 Cecil St., London Rd., Holyhead.
Owen Thomas H. 17/11/1915 Galley Boy Tower Hill Memorial
Parry Thomas Richard 25 17/11/1915 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Thomas And Ellen Parry, Of 40, Crown St., Carnarvon. Born At Bangor.
Pritchard Robert 20 17/11/1915 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Robert And Jane Pritchard, Of 8, Bont Hufa, Holyhead.
Redmond James 29 17/11/1915 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Liverpool.
Roberts R.D. 17/11/1915 Chief Steward Holyhead (Maeshyfryd) Burial Board Cemetery 2. 879.
Stuart 17/11/1915 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial
Thomas Owen 55 17/11/1915 Stoker Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Elizabeth Thomas (Nee Jones), Of Beulah, Holborn Rd., Holyhead.
Thomas Richard 16 17/11/1915 Deck Boy Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Margaret Thomas, Of 57, London Rd., Holyhead.
Wallace Alfred 31 17/11/1915 Steward Tower Hill Memorial (Served As Jones). Stepbrother Of Ethel Jones, Of Bern Mill, Gaerwen, Anglesey. Born At Holyhead.
Williams George Edward 57 17/11/1915 Chief Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Emily Wynn Williams (Nee Roberts), Of Sylvan, Cae Sand, Bontnewydd, Carnarvon.
Williams Joseph 32 17/11/1915 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mr. And Mrs. Samuel Bennison Williams, Of 8, Upper Park St., Holyhead.
Williams Meredith 28 17/11/1915 2nd Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Margaret Williams, Of 32, Blackbridge, Holyhead. Born At Everton.
Williams Robert 20 17/11/1915 Cabin Boy Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John And Jane Williams, Of Tanydderwen, London Rd., Holyhead.

Anglian

Anglian was a 5,531 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1896 by A.Stephen & Sons for Wilsons & Furness as Megantic and renamed Anglian in 1898. managed by zzz & Co. She was sunk on 10 June 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine UC-75 at position 49° 29' N, 07° 23' W - approximately 43 nautical miles South-West by West of Bishop Rock. She was en route from Boston to London with a general cargo.

Anglian

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Davis George Ernest 21 10/06/1917 Quartermaster Tower Hill Memorial Son Of George And Eleanor Davis; Husband Of Florence Annie Davis (Nee Carter), Of 15, Seventh Avenue, Manor Park, Essex. Born At Purleigh, Essex.

Anglo-Californian

Anglo-Californian was a 7,333 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1912 by Short Bros. for Nitrate Producers’ Steamship Co. Ltd. The loss of life recorded in the table below occurred as the result of an attack by German submarine U-39 on 4 July 1915 at position 50° 15' N, 09° 00' W. She was en route from Quebec to Avonmouth with a cargo of horses.

The account below is by courtesy of Archibald Hurd [34]. The activities of Captain Frederick Parslow resulted in him being postumously awarded the Victoria Cross.

A conspicuous vindication of the resourcefulness and high courage of British merchant seamen was supplied by the officers and men of the Anglo Californian (7,333 tons). At 8.30 a.m. this vessel, on passage from Montreal with a large number of horses, was about ninety miles south of Queenstown when an enemy submarine was sighted breaking surface on the port beam about three miles away. The master (Mr. Frederick Parslow) immediately realised the imminent danger which confronted him. Every effort was made to increase speed, and the ship was manoeuvred so as to bring the enemy astern. An S.O.S. signal was sent out, and to the relief of everyone on board was at once answered by a British man-of-war. For half an hour the submarine continued to chase the Anglo-Californian, gaining on her rapidly. At last the enemy came within firing distance, and then for an hour and a half, while the merchantman zigzagged backwards and forwards to confuse the aim of the enemy, a steady fire was maintained.

The British vessel was frequently hit, and in order to save life Captain Parslow decided to obey the signal to abandon ship. The engines were stopped and the boats manned: the port after lifeboat was successfully lowered, but one of the falls of the starboard boat was struck by a shell, with the result that the boat fell away and capsized. The submarine at last ceased firing and then closed. Captain Parslow's courage in maintaining the chase had not, however, been fruitless, for at this juncture an armed ship, the Princess Ena, which had been slowly overhauling the submarine, opened fire at 9,000 yards, to the consternation of the enemy. The shot fell short, but a wireless message from a destroyer " to hold on " gave Captain Parslow fresh courage. The course of events seemed to be favouring him, so the firemen who were in the boat still on the davits were ordered to go once more below, and orders were given for the ship to get under way. The men responded with fine spirit to the master's orders. The submarine, fearing that after all the ship might escape, opened fire at close range on the bridge and boats, rifles as well as the vessel's guns being brought into use. Captain Parslow and his men were without any means of defence. In a few moments the upper bridge had been wrecked and the master killed; the steering wheel and compass had been damaged and one of the port davits smashed, causing a boat to drop into the sea, together with all its occupants. The chief officer again ordered the ship to be abandoned, the firemen came up from below, and the remaining boats were manned and lowered. The outlook seemed black when suddenly the destroyers Mentor and Miranda steamed up. The submarine, counting discretion the better part of valour, dived out of sight. The Anglo Californian then proceeded under escort to Queenstown, which was reached in safety.

Captain Parslow had succeeded in saving his ship, but at the sacrifice of his own life, and twenty members of his crew were also killed, seven others being wounded. Everyone on board, from the master downward, had exhibited pluck and coolness, as well as seamanlike competency, in the emergency. Frederick Parslow, the son of the master, had remained on the upper bridge with his father throughout the action, steering the ship. By little short of a miracle, he was unwounded, although one of the spokes of the wheel was blown away and the bridge was riddled. Under the unnerving circumstances which confronted him down below, the chief engineer (who, with Mr. Frederick Parslow, afterwards received the Distinguished Service Cross) maintained discipline. Throughout the fierce fusillade the wireless telegraph operator stuck to his post on the lower bridge, sending and receiving accurately a number of messages. A veterinary surgeon (Mr. F. Neal), who was in charge of the 900 horses on board, not only rendered aid to the animals, of which twenty were killed, but under heavy fire attended to wounded members of the crew. The chief officer (Mr. H. O. Read), who in the later phase of the action, after the death of the master, acquitted himself well, was, in common with the second engineer (Mr. H. F. Suddes) and the wireless operator, awarded a mention in despatches. As long as the memory of these early days of the submarine campaign persists, the story of the unequal fight put up by the unarmed Anglo-Californian under her heroic captain will be retold as an epic of the war by sea.

The ship was sold to Cunard Steamship Co. Ltd. in 1916 for whom she was managed by Lawther, Latta & Co. of London; she was renamed Vandalia. Vandalia was sunk on 9 June 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-96 at position 51° 44' N, 06° 10' W - approximately 18 nautical miles West-North-West of The Smalls. She was en route from Liverpool to Montreal in ballast. There was no loss of life on this occasion.

Anglo-Californian

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Adams Thomas Freelove 53 04/07/1915 Able Seaman Cobh Old Church Cemetery B. 18. 13. Son Of The Late Mrs Ann Maris Acker.Born At Faversham, Kent.
Andrews Joseph 34 04/07/1915 Horseman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Yorkshire.
Bell Edward 35 04/07/1915 Horseman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Carlisle.
Brown James Richard 24 04/07/1915 Horseman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of James Richard And Mary Ann Brown; Husband Of Edith Janet Brown (Nee Stroud), Of 10, Denton St., East Milton, Gravesend. Born In Kent.
Burke M 52 04/07/1915 Horseman Cobh Old Church Cemetery B. 20. 14. Son Of J M Burke Of 120 Brook Avenue North, Montreal West, Canada. Born At Quebec.
Cooper Percy William 28 04/07/1915 Horseman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William Cooper, Of 42, West End Rd., Southall, Middlesex, And The Late Eliza Cooper. Born At Lambourn, Berks.
Daly Bernard 27 04/07/1915 Horseman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Montreal.
Davison Ernest 18 04/07/1915 Assistant Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Francis Charles And Amy Davison, Of 9, Paget Place, Penarth, Glam. Born At Leytonstone, Essex.
Jones Dave 04/07/1915 Horseman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Canada.
Leonard Thomas 45 04/07/1915 Horseman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Montreal, Canada.
Licho F 41 04/07/1915 Horseman Cobh Old Church Cemetery B. 18. 11. Born In Russia.
Mahoney John 25 04/07/1915 Horseman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mrs. J. Mahoney, Of 243, Seventh St., Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A. Born In Usa.
Martin R.L. 27 04/07/1915 Foreman Tower Hill Memorial Born In U.S.A.
McDonald H 04/07/1915 Horseman Tower Hill Memorial
McGregor David 25 04/07/1915 Horseman Cobh Old Church Cemetery B. 18. 11. (GR 586). Son Of Lucy Matilda Mcgregor, Of 13, Gloucester Rd., Anfield, Liverpool, And The Late David Mcgregor.
O'Neill David 45 04/07/1915 Horseman Cobh Old Church Cemetery B. 20. 14. Born At Belfast.
Parslow Frederick Daniel 59 Victoria Cross (VC) 04/07/1915 Master Cobh Old Church Cemetery B. 15. 8.
Pugnag F 04/07/1915 Horseman Cobh Old Church Cemetery B. 18. 13. Born In Russia.
Ronald Archibald 33 04/07/1915 Horseman Cobh Old Church Cemetery B. 18. 11. Son Of Mrs Archibald Ronald Of 16 Desjardins St, Maisenneuve, Montreal, Canada. Born At Paisley.
Voss Isaac 54 04/07/1915 Horseman Cobh Old Church Cemetery B. 18. 13. Son Of The Late James And Ann Voss;Husband Of Sarah Ann Voss, Of 1307 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, Canada. Born At Wigston Magna.
Weman K 26 04/07/1915 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mr. Weman, Of Ostama, Kimito, Finland. Born In Finland.
Wilson J 38 04/07/1915 Horseman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Liverpool.

Anglo-Patagonian

Anglo-Patagonian was a 5,017 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1910 by Short Bros. for Nitrate Producers' Steamship Co. Ltd. She was sunk on 11 July 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine UC-72 at position 46° 27' N, 02° 10' W - approximately 20 miles West-South-West of Sables d'Olonne. She was en route from New York to Bordeaux with a cargo of aircraft, steel and other war materials.

Anglo-Patagonian

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Blaylock James 40 11/07/1917 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Born In Galveston, U.S.A.
De Freitas Jose 22 11/07/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Madeira.
Sano S 30 11/07/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Kumi Sano, Of The Prefecture, Nagasaki, Japan. Born In Japan.
Taki K 27 11/07/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Tsuru Takeshima, Of The Prefecture Of Osaka, Japan. Born In Japan.

Anteros

Anteros was a 4,241 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1916 by Dunlop, Bremner & Co. for Egypt & Levant Steamship Co. Ltd. and managed by T.Bowen Rees & Co. Ltd. She was sunk on 24 March 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine UB-103 at position 53° 17' N, 05° 09' W - approximately 16 nautical miles West by North of South Stack. She was en route from Manchester to Port Talbot in ballast.

Anteros

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Ah Ming 24/03/1918 2nd Boatswain Hong Kong Memorial
Stephens Thomas Edmund 27 24/03/1918 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Albert And Emily Jane Stephens. Born At Bristol.

Antinoe

Antinoe was a 2,396 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1907 by Craig, Taylor & Co. and owned by Egypt & Levant Steamship Co. Ltd. - managers T.Bowen Rees & Co. Ltd. She was sunk by torpedo fired by German submarine U-86 on 28 May 1917 at position 48° 50' N, 10° 10' W - approximately 150 nautical miles West-South-West of Bishop Rock. She had been en route from Sevilla to Newport with a cargo of ore.

Antinoe

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Aquilena Emmanuel 20 28/05/1917 Mess Room Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Annunziata Aquilena, Of Nicolo Biccier, 39, Birchircara, Valletta, Malta, And The Late Luke Aquilena.
Barnett K 31 28/05/1917 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Born At Jamaica.
Callega Alfonso 52 28/05/1917 Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Francisca And Paula Callega; Husband Of Carmela Callega. Born In Malta.
Comerto James 42 28/05/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Martin And Mary Comerton; Husband Of Julia Comerton (Nee O Connol), Of Wygram Place, Wexford. Born At Wexford.
Dawe William Cephas 42 28/05/1917 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Susanna Dawe And The Late William Henry Dawe; Husband Of Fanny Charlotte Dawe (Nee Brown), Of 57, Lansdowne Rd., Cardiff. Born At Poplar, London.
De Rouffignac A 28/05/1917 Master Tower Hill Memorial
Edwards Henry James 21 28/05/1917 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Sarah Jane Love, Of Old Bethany, St. Ann, Jamaica.
Galea Carmelus Joseph Joannes 30 28/05/1917 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Guiseppe And Francesca Galea, Of 74, Market Place, Cospicua, Malta.
Gauci George 42 28/05/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Regina Gauci And The Late Carmeno Gauci; Husband Of Annie Gauci (Nee Sampson), Of 78, Adam St., Cardiff. Born In Malta.
Hamilton J 42 28/05/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born At St. Vincent.
Johnson W 44 28/05/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Montserrat.
Maginn J 53 28/05/1917 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Born At Dublin.
Mcintosh John 36 28/05/1917 Second Mate Tower Hill Memorial Born At Knockando, Morayshire.
Mcnulty Charles Hugh 28 28/05/1917 Boatswain Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Hugh And Mary Mcnulty; Husband Of Winifred Mcnulty (Nee Taylor), Of 3, Guildford Crescent, Cardiff. Born At Bedlington.
Milne Fred Joshua 41 28/05/1917 First Mate Tower Hill Memorial
Minuti Alexander Francis Paul 54 28/05/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late George And Marie Minuti (Nee Muscat); Husband Of Victoria Minuti (Nee Cassar), Of 95, Strada San Giovanni, Caspicua, Malta. Born In Malta.
Mitchley Matthew Walter 20 28/05/1917 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Ellen Mitchley (Nee Phillips), Of Penponds, Camborne, Cornwall, And The Late Harry Mitchley. Born At St. Breward, Cornwall.
Nelson M 30 28/05/1917 Ship s Cook Tower Hill Memorial Born In Grenada.
Wilcox John 31 28/05/1917 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Florence R. Wilcox, Of 61, Kent Rd., Swindon. Born At Carmarthen.

Antonio

Antonio was a 2,652 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1904 by J.Blumer for Talbot Steamship Co. Ltd and later owned by Egypt & Levant Steamship Co. She sank on 7 March 1917 after hitting a mine laid by German submarine UC-17 approximately 7 miles off Dartmouth. She was en route from Barry to Cherbourg with a cargo of hay.

Note: Earlier accounts have her being sunk by gunfire from German submarine U-48.

Antonio

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Andrew George 22 07/03/1917 Donkeyman Slapton (St.James the Great) ChurchyardAgainst East Boundary Son of George and Margaret Andrew, Husband of Catherine Andrew (formerly Hughes neé Grimmond) of 25 Hallside St. Glasgow. Born at Glasgow
Burman John 53 07/03/1917 Master Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late William And Mary Burman; Husband Of The Late Florence Emily Burman.
Coakley Richard Francis 18 07/03/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Jeremiah And Catherine Coakley, Of 8, Woods Place, York St., Cork.
Deem William Henry Thomas 32 07/03/1917 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Olive Alice Deem, Of 27, Romsey Rd., Shirley, Southampton. Born At Torquay.
Farrow James 07/03/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial
Galbraith Joseph 22 07/03/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Murdoch And Elizabeth Galbraith (Nee Mcneil), Of Brevig, Barra, Inverness-Shire.
Hayball Arthur Ernest 30 07/03/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Arthur Ernest And Elizabeth Hayball, Of 10, Emsworth Rd., Shirley, Southampton. Born At 39, Cotton St., Poplar, London.
Hayter Charles 34 07/03/1917 Boatswain Slapton (St.James the Great) ChurchyardAgainst East BoundarySon of Henry and Eliza Hayter; husband of Ellen Hobby (formerly Hayter, neé Matthews) of 7 Temperance Terrace, Cowes, Isle of Wight. Born at East Cowes.
Mcculsh John 24 07/03/1917 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mary Mcculsh, Of Shishvale, South Uist, Inverness-Shire, And The Late Alexander Mccuish.
North Sidney Arthur Harry 26 07/03/1917 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Joseph And Selina North; Husband Of Elizabeth Mary North, Of 151, Ludlow Rd., Southampton. Born At Erith, Kent.
Talbot Sidney 35 07/03/1917 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William And Louisa Talbot, Of 45, Ivy Rd., Itchen, Hants. Born At Hedge End, Hants.

Apapa

Apapa was a 7,832 GRT steam passenger/cargo ship (ref) completed in 1914 by Harland & Wolff for African Steamship Co. and managed by Elder Dempster & Co. Ltd. She was sunk on 28 November 1917 by two torpedoes fired by German submarine U-96 at position 53° 26' N, 04° 18' W - approximately 3 nautical miles North by East of Lynas Point. She was en route frolm Sierra Leone to Liverpool carrying passengers and a general cargo. A contemporary account in the Melbourne Argus says that 40 passengers drowne as well as crew members and that the submarine had shelled the lifeboats.

Currently am missing part of the panel despite retakes but will add the missing part at a later date.

Apapa
Apapa
Apapa

In June 2019 I was contacted by Richard Knight who had come across a gravestone commemorating an "Unknown Engineer" from Apapa in a cemetery in Llanasa, Flintshire. This is less than 40 miles from the place the ship was lost and a photo is below. If anyone can throw any light on the circumstances, please contact me and I will update the page. My assumption is that the poor chap's body was washed ashore nearby but could not be identified other than his role - perhaps from what he had been wearing.

Gravestone

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Appam Toby 27 28/11/1917 Assistant Steward Tower Hill Memorial Born In Lagos.
Bartholomew Bertie 30 28/11/1917 Second Baker Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Eliza Bartholomew (Nee Etheridge), Of 28, Sir George S Rd., Freemantle, Southampton, And The Late Edward Bartholomew.
Beckham Arthur Thomas 36 28/11/1917 Printer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Harriett Beckham, And The Late Reuben Thomas Beckham; Husband Of Sarah Beckham (Nee Almond), Of 26A, Liverpool Rd., Crosby, Lancs. Born At Whitechapel, London.
Bergfors Frank Julius 50 28/11/1917 Quartermaster Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Carl Gustaff Bergfors; Husband Of Alice Bergfors (Nee Biester), Of 202, North Hill St., Liverpool. Born In Finland.
Black Thomas 25 28/11/1917 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Dora Black (Nee Burke), Of 76, Wellington Rd., Dingle, Liverpool, And The Late Daniel Black.
Bowyer Walter Benjamin 38 28/11/1917 Pantry Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late John And Caroline Bowyer; Husband Of Eleanor Bertha Bowyer (Nee Edwards), Of 124, Claremont Rd., Wavertree, Liverpool. Born At Worksop.
Brown Harold Edwin Ash 31 28/11/1917 Junior Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Edwin And Emily Brown; Husband Of Lily Kate Brown (Nee Lampard), Of 31, Rosslyn St., Aigburth. Born At Cowes.
Cole Joseph 37 28/11/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Sierra Leone.
Cole W.H. 24 28/11/1917 Assistant Steward Tower Hill Memorial Born In Sierra Leone.
Craige William John 47 28/11/1917 Barber Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Samuel And Emma Craige; Husband Of Mary Ann Craige, Of 186, Wellington Rd., Dingle, Liverpool. Born In Isle Of Man.
Davies Victor Edward. 19 28/11/1917 Wireless Telegraph Operator St. Pancras Cemetery 6 C. 29. Son Of Edward Herbert And Elizabeth Agnes Davies, Of 32, Templar S Avenue, Golders Green London.
Egba 28/11/1917 Assistant Engineer s Steward Tower Hill Memorial Born In Sierra Leone.
Ellams John Orrell 25 28/11/1917 Clerk Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John And Elizabeth Orrell Ellams (Nee Saltmarsh), Of 9, Gladstone Rd., Seaforth, Lancs. Born At Bootle, Lancs.
Forson J.E. 28 28/11/1917 Assistant Steward Tower Hill Memorial Born In Gold Coast.
Guy William 51 28/11/1917 Chief Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Harriet Sophia Guy C.Ox. Born At Glasgow.
Hine Robert Lancaster Baden 17 28/11/1917 Ordinary Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William Robert And Clara Elizabeth Hine (Nee Mellor), Of 120, King St., Salford, Lancs.
Huntington Leonard 16 28/11/1917 Assistant Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Alfred And Edith Ellen Huntington (Nee Howard), Of 11, Comely Bank Rd., Egremont, Cheshire.
Jennings Thomas 28/11/1917 Boots Bangor (Glanadda) Cemetery E. OG. 1361A.
Joe 28/11/1917 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born At Sierra Leone.
Mackay John 33 28/11/1917 Able Seaman Colwyn Bay (Bronynant) Cemetery B. 232. Born At Leeds.
Marsh Harry 28 28/11/1917 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Peter And Helen Marsh; Husband Of Amy Marsh (Nee Jameson), Of 1, Prescot Rd., Knotty Ash, Liverpool. Born In London.
Mayor James Gordon 23 28/11/1917 Third Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Elizabeth Helen Mayor, Of 3, Kenmare Rd., Sefton Park, Liverpool, And The Late James Mayor. Born At Liverpool.
Miller John Richard 42 28/11/1917 Assistant Bed Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late James Edward And Amelia Miller; Husband Of The Late Minnie Miller (Nee Orr). Born At Birkenhead.
Murray Henry Edward 25 28/11/1917 Scullion Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Peter And Elizabeth Emily Murray; Husband Of Ruth Murray (Nee Clynch), Of 90, Elias St., Everton, Liverpool. Born At Liverpool.
Overend Frank 41 28/11/1917 Baker and Confectioner Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Alfred And Jane Overend; Husband Of Grace Overend (Nee Humphreys), Of 37, The Elms, Dingle, Liverpool. Born At Keighley, Yorks.
Oxton Joseph Henry 31 28/11/1917 Greaser Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Joseph Henry And Mary Jane Oxton, Of 16, Bembridge St., Liverpool.
Peppel I 28/11/1917 Fireman Bangor (Glanadda) Cemetery E. OG. 1340A.
Renner Joseph 28/11/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Sierra Leone.
Romyn Willem 20 28/11/1917 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Marinus Romyn And Josina Louisa Maas Of 56, Noordstraat, Vlissingen, Holland. Born In Holland.
Shaw Arthur 46 28/11/1917 Butcher Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Charles And Martha Shaw; Husband Of Cecilia Shaw (Nee Moran) Of 43, Ennismore Rd., Old Swan, Liverpool. Born At Doncaster, Yorks.
Starling Harold 38 28/11/1917 Chief Steward Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Eliza Starling, Of 8, Brockley Avenue, New Brighton, Cheshire. Born At Chester.
Taubman Charles August Percy 35 28/11/1917 Chief Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Alice Taubman, And The Late August Taubman; Husband Of Jane Barbara Taubman (Nee Thomas), Of 9, Montrose Rd., Liverpool. Born At Cardiff.
Taylor Albert 50 28/11/1917 2nd Steward Abergele Cemetery N.E. 155. Son Of Richard Taylor; Husband Of Emma Taylor, Of 48, Cairns St., Liverpool.
Taylor William 59 28/11/1917 Greaser Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Robert And Elizabeth Taylor. Born At Liverpool.
Thomas John 21 28/11/1917 Fireman Bangor (Glanadda) Cemetery E. OG. 1340A. Husband Of Melia Dickson (Formerly Thomas), Of 78, Stanhope St., Liverpool. Born At Lagos, West Africa.
Thompson George Edward 15 28/11/1917 Assistant Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Henry And Lily Thompson, Of 26, Heath St., Birmingham.
Torborh Sam 27 28/11/1917 Assistant Cook Tower Hill Memorial Born At Sierra Leone.
Toynbee Arthur 23 28/11/1917 Quartermaster Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Ethel Toynbee (Nee Twist), Of Ennerdale, 26 Promenade, Egremont, Cheshire. Born At Maidstone.
Wilson John 23 28/11/1917 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born At Sierra Leone.

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