Lost in WW1

Calliope (West Harlepool) Calphurnia Calypso
Cambank Cambric Camellia (North Shields)
Camellia (Plymouth) Camerata Cameronia
Cameronian


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].

Calliope (West Hartlepool)

Calliope (West Hartlepool) was a 3,829 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1901 by Robert Craggs & Sons for Gladstone & Co. She was sunk on 5 April 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-65 at position 38° 22' N, 11° 25' E - approximately 35 nautical miles South-West of Ustica Island. She was en route from Cardiff to Malta with a cargo of coal.

Calliope (West Hartlepool)

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Turnbull James Luther 29 05/04/1917 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late William Luther Turnbull And Hannah Turnbull; Husband Of Laura Victoria Bidwell Turnbull (Nee Webber), Of 47, Thornville Rd., West Hartlepool. Born At West Hartlepool.
Ah Sang 05/04/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Hong Kong Memorial
Gee Yow 05/04/1917 Fireman Hong Kong Memorial
Lon Lew 05/04/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Hong Kong Memorial
White Frederick W. 05/04/1917 Master Tower Hill Memorial
You Gee 05/04/1917 Fireman Levanzo Communal Cemetery

Calphurnia

Calphurnia was a 284 GRT steam trawler completed in 1909 by Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd. for Grimsby Alliance Steam Fishing Co. Ltd, and registered at Grimsby as GY.495. She was posted missing on 14 September 1914.

There were no survivors

Calphurnia
Calphurnia

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Anderson P 21 14/09/1914 Deck Hand Tower Hill Memorial Born In Denmark.
Baumber S 23 14/09/1914 Third Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mrs. Baumber, Of 181, Roberts St., Grimsby.
Denton F 28 14/09/1914 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born At Grimsby.
Knight W.H. 25 14/09/1914 Deck Hand Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Kate Knight, Of 184, Ayscough St., Grimsby. Born At Market Rasen.
Mackie W 49 14/09/1914 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mary Mackie, Of 94, Garibaldi St., Grimsby. Born At Sunderland.
Middleton W 32 14/09/1914 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Harriet Middleton, Of 22, Trinity St., Grimsby. Born At Norwich.
Nunn E 54 14/09/1914 Deck Hand Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Caroline Nunn, Of Back 402, Victoria St., Grimsby. Born At Ipswich.
Parsons George Henry 37 14/09/1914 Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of George Henry And Ellen Parsons; Husband Of Alice May: Parsons (Nee King), Of 39, Cliff Hill, Gorleston. Born In Kent.
Ridman R.L. 31 14/09/1914 Cook Tower Hill Memorial Born At Sunderland.
Robinson Ted 56 14/09/1914 Skipper Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Edith Emma Robinson, Of Keythorpe, Brigsley, Lincs.
Sorrensen George 35 14/09/1914 Deck Hand Tower Hill Memorial Born In Denmark.
Sovig Neils 34 14/09/1914 Chief Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mrs. Sovig Of 342, Clementina St., San Francisco, U.S.A. Born In Norway.

Calypso

Calypso was a 2,876 GRT steam passenger/cargo ship (ref) completed in 1904 by Earle's Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. for T.Wilson, Sons & Co. Ltd. She is reported as was sunk on 11 July 1916 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-53 approximately 15 nautical miles West of Listafjord, Norway. She was en route from London to Christiana with a general cargo.

There were no survivors

Calypso
Calypso

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Abrahamson C 60 11/07/1916 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Russia.
Benson W 11/07/1916 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial
Bergen M.F. 45 11/07/1916 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born In U.S.A.
Boig T 27 11/07/1916 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Russia.
Burton B.S. 33 11/07/1916 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Hull.
Costello J 38 11/07/1916 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Tipperary.
De Jong W.C, 24 11/07/1916 Boatswain Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Jan Hendrik De Jong And Elisabeth De Jong. Born At Rotterdam.
Eaton C.H. 25 11/07/1916 Assistant Steward Tower Hill Memorial Born At Hull.
Forsell Gustaf Teodor 62 11/07/1916 Carpenter Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Johan Gustaf Forsell; Husband Of Henrietta Forsell (Nee Sshultz), Of 29, Edward S Place, Hull. Born At Akesund, Sweden. Naturalised British Subject.
Furlong N 52 11/07/1916 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born At New Ross.
Gibson George 47 11/07/1916 Chief Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Elizabeth Gibson And The Late George Gibson; Husband Of Margaret Helen Gibson (Nee Bullard), Of 7, Acland St., Albert Avenue, Hull. Born At Hull.
Gray William 47 11/07/1916 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Alexander And Euphemia Gray; Husband Of Minnie Gray, Of 59, Regent St., Roxbury, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Born At Liverpool.
Holdsworth Clifford Molley 24 11/07/1916 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Raymond And Annie Gertrude Holdsworth (Nee Darley), Of 132, Ella St., Hull. Born At Hull.
Holmes H 21 11/07/1916 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Adelaide.
Hotham Albert Robert 42 11/07/1916 Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Ellen Hotham, Of 10, Carlton Terrace, S. Boulevard, Hull. Born At Hull.
James Leonard Verner 15 11/07/1916 Mess Room Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Vernon John James, Of 71, Martins Rd., Shortlands, Kent, And The Late Priscilla James. Born At Sittingbourne.
Joules Harold 28 11/07/1916 Chief Officer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Elsie May Morton (Formerly Joules), Of Cleveleys, Clifford Avenue, Ings Rd., Hull. Born At Hull.
Nelson F 57 11/07/1916 Assistant Cook Tower Hill Memorial Born In Denmark.
Nixon H 24 11/07/1916 Wireless Operator Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mrs. H. Nixon, Of 36, Cumberland St., Hull. Born At Hull.
Plumb John Edwin 32 11/07/1916 Ship s Cook Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Annie Elizabeth Appleton (Formerly Plumb), Of 79, Thoresby St., Prince S Avenue, Hull. Born At Hull.
Saadullah M 10/07/1916 Fireman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Savmiento F 25 11/07/1916 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Gibraltar.
Sighvatsson A 29 11/07/1916 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Iceland.
Smith Arthur Pearson 39 11/07/1916 Chief Steward Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Beatrice Smith, Of 33, Ormonde Avenue, Desmond Avenue, Hull. Born At Hull.
Smith C.C. 11/07/1916 Master Tower Hill Memorial
Stockdale Tom 35 11/07/1916 Second Officer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Tom And Ruth Stockdale; Husband Of Mary Ann Stockdale (Nee Betney), Of 3, Swinburne St., Westcott St., Hull. Born At Hull.
Swanberg Leo 31 11/07/1916 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Sweden.
Taylor John William 26 11/07/1916 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Elizabeth Emma Taylor, Of 66, Reedworth St., Kennington Rd., London. Born In London.
Westcott William Alexander George 37 11/07/1916 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mary Ann Westcott, Of 29, Windmill St., Gravesend. Born At Hull.
Westerman Arthur Stewart 33 11/07/1916 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mrs. Ada Westerman, Of 36, Peel St., Hull. Born At Hull.

Cambank

Cambank was a 3,112 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1899 by J. Readhead & Sons for Merevale Shipping Co. She was sunk on 20 February 1915 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-30 at position 53° 25' N, 04° 00' W - approximately 10 nautical miles East of Lynas Point. She was en route from Huelva to Garston with a cargo of copper ore and ingots.

Cambank

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Boyle Joseph Wilson 30 20/02/1915 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Margaret Boyle (Nee Wilson), Of 6, Canterbury St., Garston, And The Late Joseph Wilson Boyle. Born At Runcorn.
Lynch Michael 30 20/02/1915 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Edward And The Late Ellen Lynch, Of 6, Dock Square, Warrenpoint, Co. Down.
Quigley Robert 34 20/02/1915 Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John And Janet Quigley; Husband Of Winifred Quigley (Nee Conway), Of District Nurses Home, St. Peter St., Blackburn, Lancs. Born At Carlisle.
Sinclair Charles 36 20/02/1915 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born At Elgin. Son Of The Late William And Marion Sinclair.

Cambric

Cambric was a 3,403 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1906 by Sunderland Shipbuilding C. for W.H.Cockerline & Co. She was sunk on 31 October 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-35 approximately 14 nautical miles West of Cape Sherchell, Algeria. She was en route from Tunis to the UK with a cargo of iron ore.

Cambric
Cambric

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Abdul Muhammad 31/10/1917 Fireman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Anderson Alfred Ernest 19 31/10/1917 Mess Room Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Alfred And Elizabeth Anderson, (Nee Beall), Of 113, West Parade, Hull.
Angelo Nicolas 38 31/10/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Greece.
Barton Edward 31/10/1917 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son of Fredrick and Alice Barton, of Folkestone; husband of Emily H. Barton, of 114, Guildhall St., Folkestone. Mr. Barton was a member of the Royal Naval Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 26 of the Chatham Naval Memorial.
Bitros Costas 27 31/10/1917 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Born In Greece.
Brady Bernard 18 31/10/1917 Ordinary Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mary Ada Brady, Of 4, Richmond Terrace, Kent St., Hull, And The Late John Brady.
Butterill Eli 61 31/10/1917 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late John And Sarah Butterill. Born At Thorne, Doncaster.
Clifford Tom Mossop 57 31/10/1917 Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Thomas Atkinson Clifford And Emily Elizabeth Arm Clifford; Husband Of Sarah Eleanor Clifford (Nee Langstaff), Of 22, Stirling St., Hull. Born At Hull.
Denis George 25 31/10/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born in U.S.A.
Dixon William Henry 19 31/10/1917 Assistant Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Lucy Dixon, Of 4, Nottingham Avenue, Stepney, Hull, And The Late William Henry Dixon.
Ford William Albert 22 31/10/1917 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son of George and Ellen Ford, of North Ferriby, Yorks. Mr. Ford was a member of the Royal Naval Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 26 of the Chatham Naval Memorial.
Gilimbis George 34 31/10/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Gladys Gilimbis (Nee Proctor), Of 5, Hull S Place, Osbourne St., Hull. Born At Syra, Greece.
Grantham Ernest Norman 28 31/10/1917 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Ralph And Amelia Ellen Grantham, Husband Of Edith Grantham (Nee Wardell), Of 9, Walcott St., Hull. Born At Catwick.
Hansen Johan 46 31/10/1917 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Florence Adelaide Hansen (Nee Ramsey), Of 59, Day St., Hull. Born In Norway.
Hardie Walter 52 31/10/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Walter And Elizabeth Hardie. Born At Greenock.
Hastings Robert 29 31/10/1917 Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Mr. And Mrs. Hastings; Husband Of Florence Mary Hastings (Nee Manger), Of 5, Shaw St., Brightside, Sheffield. Born At Sheffield.
Jackson A.R. 31/10/1917 Master Tower Hill Memorial
Kaiser George Albert 28 31/10/1917 Boatswain and Lamps Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Charles And Alice Augusta Kaiser, Of 11, Madeley St., Hull.
Kelsall Charles Henry 42 31/10/1917 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of James Edwin And The Late Clara Kelsall; Husband Of Zillah Adeline Kelsall (Nee Jones), Of 53, Wright St., Hull. Born At Bolton.
Kerr Thomas 36 31/10/1917 Greaser Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Alexander And Nancy Kerr. Born At Belfast.
Kitson Alfred 39 31/10/1917 Second Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Francis And Emma Kitson. Born At Middlesbrough.
Lane Ronald Edward 18 31/10/1917 Wireless Operator Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William Henry And Adeline Sarah Lane, Of Northampton House, Bath Rd., Cheltenham. Born At Long Eaton.
Nolan Vincent Michael 14 31/10/1917 Ordinary Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late John William And Ann Nolan. Born At Hull.
Oxtoby John Rowland 21 31/10/1917 Ship s Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John And The Late Annie Oxtoby; Husband Of Mary Elizabeth Oxtoby (Nee Jenkinson), Of 11, Milford St., Filey, Yorks. Born At Hull.
Pearson Edgar Allan 42 31/10/1917 Chief Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Elizabeth Pearson, Of 5, Wordsworth St., Hull. Born At Hull.
Romero Pauline 21 31/10/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Argentine.
Shallcross William Hy 57 31/10/1917 Greaser Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Thomas And Emma Shallcross; Husband Of Ann Elizabeth Shallcross (Nee Horton), Of 4, Granville Terrace, Bean St., Hull. Born At New Holland. Lincs.

Camellia (North Shields)

Camellia (North Shields) was a 3,157 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1913 by J.Blumer & Co. for Home Shipping Co. Ltd. as Tynehome. She was sold to Stag Line Ltd in 1914 and renamed Camellia. On 27 November 1917 she sailed from Dakar bound for the UK but was not seen again. At the time it was presumed that she had been torpedoed by a German submarine but this has never been confirmed so it is possible that she was lost for other reasons.

There were no survivors

Camellia (North Shields)
Camellia (North Shields)

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Abdul Hasan 27/11/1917 Donkeyman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Ahern Timothy 24 27/11/1917 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John Ahern, Of Castle Avenue, Blackrock, Cork, And The Late Catherine Ahern (Nee Kidney). Born At Cork.
Ahmad Ali 27/11/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Anderson William 43 27/11/1917 Second Mate Tower Hill Memorial Born At Glasgow.
Angelo Isac 27/11/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Arai Y 26 27/11/1917 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Born In Japan.
Christofis Demetrie 39 27/11/1917 Carpenter Tower Hill Memorial Born In Greece.
Crowther Charles Henry 40 27/11/1917 Master Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Jane Isabella Crowther, Of 47, Riversdale Terrace, Sunderland.
Ellis James Percy 17 27/11/1917 Apprentice Tower Hill Memorial Son Of James Ellis, Of Victoria Hotel, Whitley Bay, Northumberland, And The Late Eleanor Ellis. Born At Percy Main.
Fitzgerald Edward 27/11/1917 Leading Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Mr. Fitzgerald was a member of the Royal Naval Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 23 of the Plymouth Naval Memorial.
Fletcher George Cuthbert 25 27/11/1917 Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William And Ann Fletcher; Husband Of Eleanor Day Fletcher (Nee Preston), Of 16, Holmwood Grove, West Jesmond, Newcastle-On-Tyne. Born At South Shields.
Grogan William Thomas 64 27/11/1917 Ship s Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Henry John And Mary Grogan; Husband Of Eliza Emily Grogan (Nee Larcom), Of 27, Joseph St., Gosport. Born At Gosport.
Ibrahim Hasan 27/11/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Joshua James Edwin Nathaniel 21 27/11/1917 Mess Room Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Thomas William And Phoebe Louisa Joshua, Of The Consulate, Main St., Jamestown, St. Helena.
Leary Denis 22 27/11/1917 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Thomas And Margaret O Leary, Of 1, Ursuline Cottages, Blackrock, Cork.
Leban Sherry De 25 27/11/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Berbera.
Martin Norman 22 27/11/1917 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son of Murdo and Christina Martin, of 28, Knock, Point, Stornoway, Ross-shire. Mr. Martin was a member of the Royal Naval Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 26 of the Chatham Naval Memorial.
Maxwell Joseph Charlton 17 27/11/1917 Apprentice Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Martha Maxwell, Of 15, Ashfield Terrace, Newcastle-On-Tyne, And The Late John Robert Maxwell. Born At North Shields.
Parker Robert Gibson 48 27/11/1917 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Robert And Ellen Parker; Husband Of Jane Parker (Nee Thomas), Of 62, Great Horton Rd., Bradford. Born At West Hartlepool.
Patrick Charles Guy 35 27/11/1917 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John Patrick, Of The Black Lion Hotel, New Quay, Cardiganshire, And The Late Helen Patrick.
Safstrom A 69 27/11/1917 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Born At Stockholm, Sweden.
Svensson A 25 27/11/1917 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Born In Sweden.
Thomas Robert 48 27/11/1917 Boatswain Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late William And Gwen Rees Thomas. Born At Nevin, Carnarvonshire.
Umar Muhammad 27/11/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Whitfield Ernest 46 27/11/1917 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late William Storey Whitfield And Sarah Whitfield; Husband Of Nancy Alexandra Whitfield (Nee Nielsen), Of 31, Ingerslevsplads, Aarhus, Denmark. Born At Low Fell, Gateshead-On-Tyne.
Woodward Rowland 35 27/11/1917 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Born At Kingston.
Yama A 27/11/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial

Camellia (Plymouth)

Camellia (Fishing Vessel) was a 47 GRT sailing ketch (fishing smack) completed in Plymouth in 1879 for George E. Netherton of Plymouth. When she sank on 1 December 1916 after striking a mine off the Eddystone lighthouse she was owned by John T. Walk .

Camellia (Plymouth)

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Lawrence Jasper 01/12/1916 Skipper Tower Hill Memorial
Nicholls Harry 51 01/12/1916 Third Hand Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Nicholls, Of 5, Havelock Place, Plymouth. Born At Plymouth.
Searle Robert Joseph 64 01/12/1916 Second Hand Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. L. Searle, Of 52, Tuville St., Plymouth. Born At Plymouth.

Camerata

Camerata was a 3,723 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1910 by W. Gray & Co. Ltd. for La Tunisienne Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. and managed by F.C.Strick & Co. Ltd. She was damaged on 2 May 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine UC-37 approximately 9 nautical miles North of Djidjelli. She was beached but refloated and repaired. She was en route from Avonmouth to Alexandria with a cargo of military stores.

Camerata

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Rees David Edmunds 24 02/05/1917 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late David And Mary Rees. Born At Pembrey, Carmarthenshire.

Cameronia

Cameronia was a 10,963 GRT steam passenger/cargo ship completed in 1911 by D. & W. Henderson & Co. Ltd. for Anchor Line (Henderson Bros) Ltd. She was sunk on 15 April 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-33 at position 36° 10' N, 17° 22' E - approximately 150 nautical miles East of Malta. She was en route from Marseille to Egypt carrying troops.

According to Charles Hocking [35]:

The attack occurred at 5:20 PM, the sea being calm and the weather fine. The Cameronia was carrying 2,630 officers and men from Marseille to Egypt. She sank in 40 minutes, taking with her one officer and 128 other ranks of the troops and two officers and nine men of her crew. The first boat to be launched capsized and drowned many of its occupants. Mr. Robert McBurnie, the First Officer, was drowned in saving the life of a soldier. Captain Bone was amongst the survivors.
Cameronia

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Anderson John 56 15/04/1917 Quartermaster Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late John And Marion Anderson; Husband Of Rachel Anderson (Nee Gillies), Of Kilmore, Sleat, Skye, Inverness-Shire. Born At Skye.
Black William Alexander Morrison S. 45 15/04/1917 Third Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Jane Macomie Black, Of 9, Willowbank St., Glasgow, And The Late John Smellie Black. Born At Glasgow.
Brogan Alexander 25 15/04/1917 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Margaret Brogan And The Late Alexander Brogan; Husband Of Susan Brogan (Nee Stewart), Of 51, Piccadilly St., Glasgow. Born At Glasgow.
Campbell William 38 15/04/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Robert Chambers Campbell And Isabella Campbell (Nee Laird); Husband Of Jane Campbell (Nee Strachan), Of 28, Errol St., Glasgow. Born At Glasgow.
Mcburnie Robert Brown 42 15/04/1917 Chief Officer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Robert And Margaret Mcburnie (Nee Mcmurtrie); Husband Of Jessie Abercrombie Mcburnie (Nee Gibson), Of 6, Citadel Place, Ayr. Born At Dalmellington, Ayrshire.
Millrine Thomas 34 15/04/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Thomas And Mary Millrine; Husband Of Bridget Anne Millrine (Nee Mcgoogan), Of 57, Garngad Rd., Glasgow. Born At Glasgow.
Muir Joseph 42 15/04/1917 Storekeeper Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Jane Mccallum Muir And The Late David Muir; Husband Of Jane Sparks Cochrane Muir (Nee Mccaughey), Of 645, Yoker Rd., Scotstoun West, Glasgow. Born At Greenock.
Regan Michael 30 15/04/1917 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial (Served As Gough). Son Of Janet Regan (Nee Graham), Of 124, Caledonia Rd., Glasgow, And The Late Michael Regan.
Roach T 47 15/04/1917 Greaser Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Thomas And Mary Murphy Roach. Born At Londonderry.
Sommerville Lawrence Dickson 29 15/04/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Elizabeth And The Late William Somerville; Husband Of Susan Sommerville (Nee Lemon), Of 71, Dover St., Anderston, Glasgow. Born At Glasgow.
Thomson David 24 15/04/1917 Assistant Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Thomas Thomson Of 40, North Frederick St., Glasgow, And The Late Margaretta Thomson.

Cameronian

Cameronian was a 5,861 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1914 by J. Frerichs & Co. A.G. of Einswarden for Hamburg-Amerika Linie as Kamerun. She had been scuttled by the Germans but salvaged and repaired and handed over to Frederick Leyland & Co. Ltd. for management by the UK government. She was sunk on 2 June 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine UC-34 at position 31° 53' N, 29° 19' E - approximately 50 nautical miles North-West by North of Alexandria. She was en route from Suda Bay to Alexandria with carrying troops and a cargo of mail and mules.

According to Charles Hocking [35]:

In the early morning of June 2nd 1917, the Cameronian carrying a large number of mules with a few soldiers to look after them was torpedoed bu a submarine ... Unfortunately a number of men were asleep in hammocks on the lower deck. The explosion flooded this deck and all the men were drowned, the ship sinking within 5 minutes. Those lost included Captain Roberts, two army officers and 30 other ranks, and one officer and nine men of her crew.
Cameronian

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Baptist Herman Jean 31 02/06/1917 Storekeeper Tower Hill Memorial Born In Belgium.
Bobuch A 37 02/06/1917 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Born At Aden.
Budden Henry 40 02/06/1917 Assistant Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Benjamin And Eliza Budden; Husband Of Susannah Budden (Nee Batten), Of 57, Shirley Park Rd., Southampton. Born At Bridport, Dorset.
Killin John 17 02/06/1917 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Joseph And Mary Killin, Of 11 Court, 6 House, Boundary St., Liverpool.
Mallet John 39 02/06/1917 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Born In Canada.
Roberts Robert 57 02/06/1917 Master Tower Hill Memorial Serbian Order Of The White Eagle (Class Iii). Son Of Edward And Jane Roberts, Of Holywell, Flints; Husband Of Mary Scaife (Formerly Roberts), Of 15, Livingston Avenue, Sefton Park, Liverpool.
Sands Patrick 22 02/06/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Patrick And Elizabeth Sands. Born At Liverpool.
Struthers Robert John 63 02/06/1917 Chief Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Struthers, Of 79, Wellbrow Rd., Walton, Liverpool. Born At Holyhead.
Ure Alexander 32 02/06/1917 Quartermaster Tower Hill Memorial Born At Liverpool.
Whippy James Henry 02/06/1917 Private Tower Hill Memorial Mr. Whippy was a member of the Royal Marines Light Infantry and is also commemorated on panel 27 of the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.
Woolley John James 20 02/06/1917 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Richard And Margaret Ann Woolley, Of 6, Farnworth St., West Derby, Liverpool.

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