Lost in WW1

Campanula Canadian Canganian
Canonesa Canova Cape Antibes
Cape Corso Cape Finisterre Cardiff
Carlisle Castle


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].

Campanula

The correct name for this vessel appears to have been Campanola. She was a steam trawler owned by the Isle of Thanet Steam Trawler Company and appears to have been adapted or used for war service but returned to fishing at the end of the war and based at Ramsgate. One account says that she was lost after netting a mine which exploded on 28 January 1920.

Those lost on Campanola are also commemorated on a memorial in Ramsgate Sailor's Church.

Ramsgate Church
Campanula

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Cox James Frederick 45 28/01/1920 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late George Daniel And Sarah Ann Cox; Husband Of Charlotte Louisa Cox (Nee Bond), Of 6, St. James Square, Ramsgate. Born At St. Peters, Kent.
Fast Robert Bailey 25 28/01/1920 Deck Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mary Ann Fast, Of 3, Dove Cottages, King St., Ramsgate.
Halsey Frederick Samuel 29 28/01/1920 Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Samuel Thomas And Lydia Halsey; Husband Of Agnes Alicia Elizabeth Halsey (Nee Macdougall), Of 8, Plains Of Waterloo, Ramsgate. Born At Ramsgate.
Kennard George 25 28/01/1920 Skipper Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mr. G. And Mrs. A. Kennard, Of 4, Norman S Place, West Malling, Kent.
Miller Edward John 31 28/01/1920 Deck Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Edward John And May Miller; Husband Of Sarah Lilian Miller (Nee Boughton), Of 13, Hereson Rd., Ramsgate. Born At Ramsgate.
Owen William John 43 28/01/1920 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William John And Mary Ann Owen; Husband Of Alice Edith Owen (Nee Lawrence), Of 61, Dane Rd., Margate. Born At Plymouth.
Saunders John 31 28/01/1920 Third Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Mr. And Mrs. Saunders; Husband Of Ellen Rose Saunders (Nee Hubbard), Of 49, Finsbury Rd., Ramsgate. Born At Croydon.
Thompson Christain 37 28/01/1920 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Maude Oliva Thompson (Nee Fast), Of 6, Florence Terrace, Cannonbury Rd., Ramsgate. Born In Norway.
West Alfred Roland Cook 28 28/01/1920 Deck Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Alfred And Harriet Amelia West, Of 3, Cottage Rd., Ramsgate.

Canadian

Canadian was a 9,301 GRT steam passenger/cargo sheet completed in 1900 by Hawthorne, Leslie & Co. for Frederick Leyland & Co. Ltd. She was sunk on 5 April 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-59 at position 51° 36' N, 10° 48' W - approximately 47 nautical miles North-West of Fastnet. She was en route from Boston to Liverpool carrying horses, grain and general cargo.

According to uboat.net [2]:

Captain Bullock disappeared with the ship after making sure nobody was left on board.
Canadian

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Bullock William Henry 52 04/04/1917 Master Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late William Henry And Anne Jane Bullock, Of London; Husband Of Mary Elizabeth Bullock, Of 22, Grosvenor St., Wallasey, Cheshire.

Canganian

Canganian was a 1,143 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1900 by Mackie & Thomson for Canganian Steamship Co. Ltd. and managed by O. & W. Williams. She was listed as missing on 17 November 1916 and is presumed to have struck a mine South-East of Montrose. This may have been laid by German submarine UC-29. She was en route from Methil to Scapa Flow.

There were no survivors

Canganian

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Abdul Abid 17/11/1916 Fireman and Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Abdul Hasan 17/11/1916 Donkeyman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Ali Ahmid 17/11/1916 Fireman and Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Hughes David John 15 17/11/1916 Ordinary Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John And Ellen Hughes, Of Pendalar, Pwllheli, Carnarvonshire.
Jones Daniel Evan 31 17/11/1916 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Jenkin And Margaret Jones, Of Caradog, Borth, S.O., Cardiganshire. Born At Borth, Cardiganshire.
Jones David Morris 16 11/11/1916 Ordinary Seaman Beulah Congregational Chapelyard Son Of John Parry Jones, And Martha Jane Jones, Of Plasnewydd, Beulah, Newcastle Emlyn, Cardiganshire.
Jones Thomas Griffith 21 17/11/1916 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Henry And Margaret Jones, Of Groesffordd Farm, Edeyrn, Carnarvonshire.
Jones William Cadwaladr 30 17/11/1916 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Ellen Jones And The Late Robert Jones; Husband Of Elizabeth Margretta Jones, Of Llwyn Onn, Chwilog, Carnarvonshire.
Monsen William Ernest 45 17/11/1916 Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Jessie Monsen; Husband Of Jane Elizabeth Monsen (Nee Sedman), Of 33, Newland Avenue, Hull. Born At Beverley.
Muhammad Farah 17/11/1916 Fireman and Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Owen Hugh David 23 17/11/1916 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Griffith And Margaret Owen, Of Isfryn, Morfa Nevin, Canarvonshire.
Owen Llewellyn Thomas 22 17/11/1916 First Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mary Owen, Of Brynmor, Llanbedrog, Carnarvonshire. Born At Sydney.
Said Yasin 17/11/1916 Fireman and Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Stickler C 61 17/11/1916 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Sweden.
Thomas Hugh 19 17/11/1916 Carpenter Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Jane Thomas, Of Sea View, Morfa Zevin, Carnarvonshire, And The Late William Thomas.
Thomas William 50 17/11/1916 Boatswain Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Hugh And Ellen Thomas; Husband Of Jane Thomas (Nee Jones), Of Sea View, Morfa Nevin, Carnarvonshire. Born At Henborth, Edeyon.
Williams Evan Henry 44 17/11/1916 Master Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of S. E. Williams, Of 34 Madoc St., Portmadoc.
Williams William 39 17/11/1916 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late William And Ann Williams. Born At Pwllheli.

Canonesa

Canonesa was a 5,583 GRT steam passenger/cargo ship (ref) completed in 1893 by Hawthorn, Leslie & Co. Ltd. for Furness-Houlder Argentine Lines Ltd. She was damaged on 1 May 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine UB-57 approximately 14 nautical miles South of Worthing. She was en route from Boulogne to Newport in ballast.p>

I am grateful to Geoffrey Gillon for letting me know that a grave for Mr. Minshull has been found in Liverpool. The details are in the table below.

Canonesa

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Bergen Leo 54 01/05/1918 Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Rotterdam.
Diaz Vincent 30 01/05/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born At St. Vincent, Cape Verde.
Flanagan Martin Joseph 19 01/05/1918 Second Refrigerator Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Patrick And Julia Flanagan (Nee Mccann), Of 45, Wadham Rd., Bootle, Lancs. Born At Liverpool.
Minshull James 35 01/05/1918 Second Refrigerator Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Liverpool (Kirkdale) Cemetery. Sec 3 N.C. Grave 420 Son Of The Late Joseph And Elizabeth Minshull. Born At Kirkdale, Liverpool.
Samaras Alexos 48 01/05/1918 Refrigerator Greaser Tower Hill Memorial Born In Greece.
Satchwell Ernest 26 01/05/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial (May Have Been Named Satchel). Son Of The Late Alfred Satchwell (Or Satchel); Husband Of Lilian Ann Satchwell (Or Satchel) (Nee Couchman), Of 20, Daniel St., Barry Dock, Glam. Born In Jamaica.
Sparke James 26 01/05/1918 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mrs. Agnes Sparke, Of 45, Thornton St., West Hartlepool. Born At West Hartlepool.
Wingden Samuel 24 01/05/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial (Real Name Goinden Armoogum, A Hindoo, Who On Taking The Christair Faith Was Christened Samuel Wingden). Son Of Comary Armoogum, Of 56, Mere Barthelemy St., Port Louis, Mauritius. Born At Mauritius.

Canova

Canova was a 4,640 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1895 by D. & W. Henderson & Co. for Liverpool, Brazil & River Plate Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. and managed by Lamport & Holt. She was sunk on 24 December 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-105 approximately 15 nautical miles South of Mine Head. She was en route from Bahia Blanca to Liverpool with a cargo of wheat.

Canova

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Anderson Alfred 19 24/12/1917 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of James Anderson, Of 64, Argos Rd., Liverpool, And The Late Lucy Hannah Anderson.
Guthrie Thomas William Pole 32 24/12/1917 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Gertrude Maud Guthrie, Of 113, Bedford Rd., Bootle, Lancs. Born At Edinburgh.
Kirwin Edward Maurice 40 24/12/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John Kirwin And The Late Anastasia Kirwin; Husband Of Mary Catherine Kirwin (Nee Gibson), Of 28, Clifford St., Bootle, Lancs. Born In Ireland.
Lavery Dominick 27 24/12/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Dominick And Bridget Lavery. Born At Liverpool.
Maguire James Christopher 32 24/12/1917 Greaser Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late John And Isabella Maguire, Husband Of Catherine Maguire (Nee Scally), Of 18, Menai St., St. Albans, Liverpool. Born At Liverpool.
Morrison Thomas Wickham 36 24/12/1917 Chief Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Born At Wick.
Pirie Alexander 44 24/12/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John Gray Pirie And The Late Mrs. Pirie; Husband Of Henrietta Pirie (Formerly Rimald, Nee Lawrence), Of 39, Waterworks St., Bootle, Liverpool. Born At Dundee.

Cape Antibes

Cape Antibes was a 2,549 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1903 by W.Dobson & Co. for Cape Antibes Steamship Co. Ltd. She sank on 21 October 1915 after striking a mine laid by German warship Meteor at position 67° 35' N, 41° 16' E - at the entrance to the White Sea. She was en route from Barry to Archangel.

Cape Antibes

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Apostoli G 28 21/10/1915 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Greece.
Crispo Juan 42 21/10/1915 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Bilbao, Spain.
Cuthel Peter 52 21/10/1915 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Born At Dundee.
Gibson Charles 16 21/10/1915 Ordinary Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Andrew And Agnes Gibson (Nee Parker), Of 8, Somerville Drive, Mount Florida, Renfrewshire. Born At Glasgow.
Murua Julio 32 21/10/1915 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mrs. Dona Bernarda San Pedro Vinda De Murua, Of 11, Calle Del Dos De Mayo, Bilbao. Born At Bilbao, Spain.
Vasquez Jose 30 21/10/1915 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Spain.

Cape Corso

Cape Corso was a 3,890 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1905 by Russell & Co. for Cape Corso Steamship Co. Ltd. and managed by Lyle Shipping Co. Ltd.She was damaged on 12 October 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-57 approximately 9 nautical miles West of St. Govan light vessel (near Milford Haven). She was en route from Cardiff to Queenstown in ballast. Although seriously damaged she was towed in, broke her back whilst waiting for the availability of a dry dock but still repaired.


This vessel met her end during WW2 when she was torpedoed again on 21 September 1942 under her new name of Liberia. Fifty seamen lost their lives.

Cape Corso

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Ah Yao 12/10/1917 Fireman Hong Kong Memorial
Ashton E.S. 12/10/1917 Wireless Operator Tower Hill Memorial
Chang Man 12/10/1917 Cook Hong Kong Memorial
Fung Sang 12/10/1917 Storekeeper Hong Kong Memorial
Kan Kum 12/10/1917 Fireman Hong Kong Memorial
Keen Jack 19 12/10/1917 Apprentice Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William Thomas And Margaret Keen, Of 262, Prince S Rd., Stoke-On-Trent.
Lee George 58 12/10/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Greenock.
Leong Soo 12/10/1917 Donkeyman Hong Kong Memorial
Low Pow 12/10/1917 Cook Hong Kong Memorial
Pan Chow 12/10/1917 Fireman Hong Kong Memorial
Reid Donald Bremner 22 12/10/1917 Signalman Tower Hill Memorial Only son of David and Arm Reid, of 2, Wellington St., Wick, Caithness. Mr. Reid was a member of the Royal Naval Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 27 of the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.
Selby John 53 12/10/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Carlisle.

Cape Finisterre

Cape Finisterre was a 4,380 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1907 by Russell & Co. for Cape Finisterre Steamship Co. Ltd. and managed by Lyle Shipping Co. Ltd. She was sunk on 2 November 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine UC-17 at position 50° 02' N, 05° 01' W - approximately 1 nautical mile South-South-East of the Manacles Buoy Cornwall. She was en route from New York and Falmouth to Brest with a cargo of steel billets.

Cape Finisterre

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Ah Lam 02/11/1917 Fireman Hong Kong Memorial
Ah Yung 02/11/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Hong Kong Memorial
Bachchu Ali 02/11/1917 Chief Steward Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Carter Richard John 17 02/11/1917 Ordinary Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Ellen Carter, Of Burton Lane, Marden. Kent. Born At Mayfield, Sussex.
Chang Mok 02/11/1917 Donkeyman Hong Kong Memorial
Chang San Kee 02/11/1917 2nd Steward Hong Kong Memorial
Fan Fook 02/11/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Hong Kong Memorial
Fulham John Arnold 30 02/11/1917 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Catherine Fulham (Nee Woods), Of 214, Arlington St., Liverpool, And The Late John Fulham.
Gathercole F 18 02/11/1917 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born In London.
Gorfin Charles 19 02/11/1917 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Emily Gorfin, Of 21, Fernhurst Grove, Kew, Victoria, Australia, And The Late Harry William Gorfin. Born At Thornton Heath, Surrey.
Grant Malcolm 17 02/11/1917 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Murdoch And Agnes Grant, Of Gattingill, Borvaig, Inverness.
Holden George 49 02/11/1917 Third Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late William And Mary Holden; Husband Of Elizabeth Ann Holden (Nee Hall), Of 2, Pickering Rd., New Brighton, Cheshire. Born At Liverpool.
Johnson John Mcclyment 42 02/11/1917 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Born At Port Patrick.
Krusin A 29 02/11/1917 Carpenter Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Andrei And Lihba Kruse, Of 49, Liela Iela, Tukuma, Latvia. Born In Russia.
Lee Ah Wee 02/11/1917 First Cook Hong Kong Memorial
Leong Mok 02/11/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Hong Kong Memorial
Lochead James 53 02/11/1917 Master Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Capt. Jas. Lochead; Husband Of Jane Ann Lochead, Of Holly Lodge, Newmills, Dunfermline.
Lung Chi 02/11/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Hong Kong Memorial
Masson Allan Cameron 18 02/11/1917 Apprentice Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Allan Cameron Masson And Marion Georgetta Masson (Nee Middlemass), Of 22, Clifford St., Ibrox, Glasgow. Born At Govan.
McFarlane James 32 02/11/1917 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Margaret Mcfarlane (Nee Ferguson), Of Lithgow Avenue, Kirkintillock, Dumbarton, And The Late Duncan Mcfarlane. Born At Busby, Glasgow.
McLeod John Livingstone 22 02/11/1917 Fourth Engineer Officer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Donald And Sarah Mcleod. Born At Glasgow.
Morrison Donald 02/11/1917 Leading Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Mr. Morrison was a member of the Royal Naval Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 26 of the Chatham Naval Memorial.
Morrison Francis Edward Alfred 19 02/11/1917 Apprentice Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Francis Edward, And Agnes Morrison, Of 4, Holmscroft St., Greenock, Renfrew. Born At Glasgow.
Ng Soy 02/11/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Hong Kong Memorial
Nicolson Neil 18 02/11/1917 Ordinary Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John And Kate Nicolson, Of 8, Duisdalemore, Sleat, Skye.
Page John Thomas 21 02/11/1917 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John Edward Page, Of 41, Percy Rd., Kilburn, London, And The Late Alice Lucy Page (Nee Branch).
Rennie George 45 02/11/1917 Second Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late George And Ellen Rennie; Husband Of Sarah Jane Rennie (Nee Mckean), Of 405, Glasgow Rd., Yoker Clydebank, Yoker, Dumbartonshire. Born At Aberdeen.
Ruhe Charles Conrad 30 02/11/1917 First Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Janet Ruhe, Of 46, Brougham St., Greenock. Born At Greenock.
Smith William Alexander 44 02/11/1917 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Catherine Mearnsar Smith, Of 2, Alexandra Mansions, Greenock. Born At Greenock.
Soo Hong 02/11/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Hong Kong Memorial
Stapleton Frank Thomas 53 02/11/1917 Boatswain Tower Hill Memorial (Served As Webb). Born At Coventry.
Tang Choy 02/11/1917 Second Cook Hong Kong Memorial
To Yung 02/11/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Hong Kong Memorial
Tong Fung Hing 02/11/1917 Steward Hong Kong Memorial
Wong See 02/11/1917 Storekeeper Hong Kong Memorial

Cardiff

Cardiff was a 2,808 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1898 by W. Gray & Co. Ltd. for W.G.Morel & Co. She was damaged on 10 January 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-84 approximately 20 nautical miles South-West of L'Orient. She was en route from Cardiff and Brest to St.Nazaire with a cargo of coal.

Cardiff

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Annes James 23 10/01/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born At Mendi.
Brien James 20 10/01/1918 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Son Of George Brien, Of 8, Abbey St., Arklow, Co. Wicklow, And The Late Mary Brien.
Dowse Herbert Cyril Surtees 24 10/01/1918 Mess Room Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Esther Octavia Dowse (Nee Richards), Of 38, Cornwall St., Cardiff, And The Late Albert Henry Dowse.
Gatt Guiseppe 19 10/01/1918 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Luigi And Guiseppa Gatt. Born In Malta.
Rodgers Thomas 22 10/01/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Sherbro, Sierra Leone.
Stanton John Richard 47 10/01/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Elizabeth Jane Stanton (Formerly Orchard, Nee Davies), Of 12, Ruperra St., Cardiff. Born In Barbados.
Sumari Amadon 25 10/01/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Bathurst, Gambia.
White Walter 19 10/01/1918 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mary Elizabeth White, Of Wrafton Rd., Braunton, Devon, And The Late William White.

Carlisle Castle

Carlisle Castle was a 4,299 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1913 by Northumberland Shipbuilding Co. Ltd, for Union-Castle Mail Steamship Co. Ltd. She was sunk on 14 February 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine UB-57 approximately 8 nautical miles East by North of the Royal Sovereigh light vessel. She was en route from Portland, Maine to London with grain, oil and a general cargo.

Carlisle Castle

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Walker John Maxwell 25 14/02/1918 Fourth Engineer Officer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John And Margaret Walker, Of 13, Montrose St., Clydebank, Dumbartonshire. Born At Hamilton.

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