Lost in WW1

Cheshire Cheviot Range Chic
Chicago Chicago City Chloris
Chrysolite Churston Cilurnum
Cineraria


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].

Cheshire

Cheshire was a 148 GRT steam trawler completed in 1898 by Cochrane, Hamilton, Cooper & Schofield for North Lincolnshire Steam Fishing Co. and registered at Grimsby as GY 742. She sank on 7 July 1915 approximately 50 nautical miles East by South of Spurn Head after striking a mine.

Cheshire

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Bates Sydney Wilfred 22 07/07/1915 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mrs. Bates, Of 42, Tunnard St., Grimsby. Born At Grimsby.
Campbell James Reed 50 07/07/1915 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Campbell, Of 191, King Edward St., Grimsby. Born At Glasgow.
Kelly Edward 54 07/07/1915 Deck Hand Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Kelly, Of 131, Tiverton St., New Cleethorpes. Born In London.
Mitchell John Christopher 50 07/07/1915 Second Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late John And Sarah Mitchell; Husband Of Eliza Rebecca Mitchell (Nee Siddle), Of 8, New Dock St., Grimsby. Born At Charlton, Kent.
Poole William Robert 07/07/1915 Skipper Tower Hill Memorial
Reed George 54 07/07/1915 Cook Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Reed, Of 91, Heneage Rd., Grimsby. Born At Middlesbrough.
Vereker James 21 07/07/1915 Deck Hand Tower Hill Memorial Born In London.
Vincent Harold 20 07/07/1915 Third Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William Francis And Charlotta Vincent, Of 93, Thorold St., Grimsby.

Cheviot Range

Cheviot Range was a 3,691 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1914 by Irvine’s SB. & DD. Co., Ltd for Neptune Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. and managed by Furness, Withy & Co. Ltd. She was sunk on 21 February 1918 by gunfire and torpedo fired by German submarine U-102 approximately 25 nautical miles South of The Lizard. She was en route from Tuticorin to the UK with an unknown cargo.

Cheviot Range
Cheviot Range

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Anderson James 28 21/02/1918 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Son Of James Anderson; Husband Of Elizabeth Ann Anderson (Nee Wiseman), Of 11, Stanhope St., Sunderland. Born At Belfast.
Blenkinsop Tom 22 21/02/1918 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of George Scott Blenkinsop And Elizabeth Jane Blenkinsop (Nee Sherwood), Of 44, Francis St., Sunderland. Born At Sunderland.
Brereton Ralph 18 21/02/1918 Apprentice Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Herbert And Mary Alice Brereton (Nee Pye), Of 4, Kew Rd., Birkdale, Lancs. Born At Birkdale, Lancs.
Briggs Alfred 31 21/02/1918 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Alfred And Isabella Briggs; Husband Of Elizabeth Dorothy Briggs (Nee Tate), Of 53, Tyne Rd. East, Gateshead. Born At Gateshead.
Campbell James 33 21/02/1918 Ship s Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Fraser And Margaret Campbell; Husband Of Eliza Ann Campbell (Formerly Ditchburn, Nee Buckingham), Of 127, Fort St., South Shields. Born At Leith.
Cook Sidney 16 21/02/1918 Second Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mary Lydia Cook, Of 18, Heaton Hall Rd., Newcastle-On-Tyne.
Devine Adam 38 21/02/1918 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late William And Sarah Devine. Born At Hebburn.
Evans David 38 21/02/1918 Second Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Thomas And Eliza Evans, Of Penlone Cottage, Llwyncelyn, Llanarth, Cardiganshire. Born At Llanarth.
Evans David Harold 18 21/02/1918 Apprentice Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Richard And Alice Evans (Nee Jones), Of 75, Liscard Rd., Wallasey, Cheshire.
Frund J 21/02/1918 2nd Steward Tower Hill Memorial
Fulthorp Thomas 19 21/02/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of George Edward And Maria Fulthorp, Of 52, Seymour St., Dunston-On-Tyne.
Gillespie John 44 21/02/1918 Carpenter Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Francis Gillespie And The Late Rose Ann Gillespie; Husband Of Ellen Gillespie (Nee Hansen), Of 216, Elliot St., Anderston, Glasgow. Born At Greenock.
Gilmore David Craigen 41 21/02/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Frances Mills, Formerly Gilmore (Nee Shanks), Of 144, Canning St., Benwell, Newcastle-On-Tyne, And The Late David Gilmore.
Hughes Cadifor 26 21/02/1918 2nd Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John Hughes, Of 77, Commercial St., Tynant, Llantwil Vardre, Glam., And The Late Ann Hughes. Born At Merthyr Vale.
Ife George 35 21/02/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Sarah Ife And The Late George Ife; Husband Of Margaret Ife (Nee Mair), Of 19, Fell St., St. Peter S, Newcastle-On-Tyne. Born At Wickham Market, Suffolk.
Jones William David 20 21/02/1918 Wireless Operator Tower Hill Memorial Son Of David And Mary Jones, Of 6, Bryn Terrace, Pontyberem, Carmarthenshire.
Manning Joseph William 48 21/02/1918 Master Perranzabuloe (St. Piran) Churchyard Son Of James Manning; Husband Of Mary Manning, Of 31, The Westlands, Sunderland.
Maunder Victor 20 21/02/1918 Apprentice Tower Hill Memorial Son Of George And Margaret Maunder (Nee Lamb), Of Park Lodge, West Hartlepool. Born At West Hartlepool.
Nicholls Stanley Claridge 19 21/03/1918 Apprentice Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mrs. Amy Maude Nicholls, Of 190, Regent S Park Rd., London. Born At Marylebone, London.
Pattison William Prudhoe 42 21/02/1918 Boatswain Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late John And Elizabeth Pattison. Born At Newcastle-On-Tyne.
Swaddle John George 19 21/02/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Ellen Swaddle, Of 2, New Seymour St., Dunston-On-Tyne, And The Late John George Swaddle.
Taylor Robert 57 21/02/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mary And The Late Robert Taylor; Husband Of Ann Taylor (Nee Richardson), Of 48, Diana St., Newcastle-On-Tyne. Born At Newcastle-On-Tyne.
Thompson W 21/02/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial
White John 18 21/02/1918 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Jane Hall (Formerly White, Nee Ireland), Of 113, Rosebank St., Dundee, And The Late John White.
Williams Ralph Shelper 19 21/02/1918 Fourth Engineer Officer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of David And Amy Williams, Of 14, Glynrhondda St., Cardiff, Born At Whitchurch, Glam.
Winton Allan 18 21/02/1918 Mess Room Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of David Jarvis Winton And Agnes Winton (Nee Semple), Of 3, Arttlay St., Dundee. Born At Melrose.
Wright Matthew Dent 26 21/02/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Edward And Sarah Jane Wright, Of 13, Beresford St., Dunston-On-Tyne, Co. Durham.

Chic

Chic was a 3,037 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1914 by Russell & Co. for Preston Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. and managed by Becker & Co. Ltd. She was sunk on 13 April 1916 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-22 approximately 45 nautical miles South-West of Fastnet. She was en route from Halifax to Manchester with a cargo of wood pulp.

Chic

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Brewster William 50 13/04/1916 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Louisa Annie Brewster (Nee Parmenter), Of 12, Beethoven St., South Shields. Born At Chelmsford.
Crighton Alexander Dunbar 34 13/04/1916 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Margaret Crighton, Of 4, Gellately St., Dundee, And The Late Robert Crighton; Husband Of Margaret Crighton (Nee Harris).
Jorgensen H 53 13/04/1916 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Norway.
Kerr William John 51 13/04/1916 First Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Henry Hogan Kerr And Margaret Kerr; Husband Of Ada Lucy Kerr (Nee Longhurst), Of 1, Belvedere Drive, Newbury, Berks. Born At Portaferry, Ireland.
Kooyman E 48 13/04/1916 Ship s Cook Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Anna Maria Kooyman, Of Rotterdam, 315, Jan Porcenisstraat. Born In Holland.
Murchie J 13/04/1916 Master Tower Hill Memorial
Murchie Robert 52 13/04/1916 Second Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Donald And Catherine Stewart Murchie; Husband Of Catherine Murchie, Of 6, Bank St., Troon. Born In Arran.
Nolis Franciscus 49 13/04/1916 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Maria Ludovica Rylant Nolis, Of 353, Van Ryswyck St., Ste Anne, Antwerp. Born At Antwerp.
Peet George 31 13/04/1916 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of George And Lucy Elizabeth Peet; Husband Of Margaret Peet (Nee Wilson), Of 12, Stanley St., Ormskirk. Born At Ormskirk.

Chicago

Chicago was a 7,709 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1917 by Earle;s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. for Ellerman's Wilson Line Ltd. She was sunk on 8 July 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine UB-107 approximately 4 nautical miles North-East of Flamborough Head. She was en route from North Shields to Gibraltar with a cargo of coal.

Chicago

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Lie Jacob Andrew 55 08/07/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Jacob And Hannah Lie; Husband Of Olive Cecilia Lie (Nee Abrahamson), Of 44, Madeley St., Hessle Rd., Hull. Born In Norway.
Margerison George William 22 08/07/1918 Third Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Walter And Jane Margerison (Nee Walton), Of 18, Goddard Avenue, Hull. Born At Leeds.
Reynolds William 45 08/07/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late James And Rebecca Reynolds. Born At Hull.

Chicago City

Chicago City was a 2,324 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1892 by J. Blumer & Co. for Chas.Hill & Sons. She was damaged on 24 May 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine UC-62 at position 51° 36' N, 08° 12' W - off Kinsale. She was en route from New York to Bristol with a general cargo.

Chicago City

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Major William Henry 25 23/05/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John And Emma Major; Husband Of Ada Major (Nee Mallett), Of 19, South Green St., Hotwells, Bristol. Born At Liverpool.
Tucker Richard 32 23/05/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Bella Tucker, And The Late John Farrient Tucker; Husband Of Florence Jane Tucker (Nee Burke), Of 2, Bethel Place, Cathay Redcliffe, Bristol. Born At Tiverton, Devon.

Chloris

Chloris was a 981 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1904 by Montrose Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. for William Horton as Mary Horton. From 1914 she was owned by J.& P.Hutchison and renamed Chloris. She was sunk on 27 July 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine UB-107 at position 53° 52' N, 00° 10' E - approximately 17 nautical miles South by East of Flamborough Head. She was en route from Christiana to Hull with a cargo of timber.

Chloris

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Burn Robert 18 28/07/1918 Ordinary Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Henry James Burn, Of 2, Stuarts Place, Govan, Glasgow, And The Late Annie Amelia Burn (Nee Lewis). Born At Chelsea, London.
Lilley William John 32 28/07/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Charles Henry And Elizabeth Lilley (Nee Littleton), Of 4, Tamar St., Devonport. Born At Greenwich.
Young John 59 28/07/1918 Master Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Isabella Walker (Formerly Young), Of Castle View Orchard Rd., Forres, Morayshire, Scotland.

Chrysolite

Chrysolite was a 57 GRT fishing smack completed in 1905 for Albert E. Dexter of Lowestoft and registered as LT 635. She sank on 4 July 1917 after striking a mine approximately 4 nautical miles North of Haisbro light vessel. Looking at the rank of those lost and the size of the vessel it is likely that there were no survivors.

Chrysolite

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Ashby James 31 04/07/1917 Third Hand Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Ashby, Of The Avenue, South Lowestoft. Born At Lowestoft.
Collins William 16 04/07/1917 Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mrs. Collins, Of 25, Chapel St., Lowestoft. Born At Lowestoft.
Lumsdaine Frederick George 18 04/07/1917 Deck Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mr. And Mrs. Lumsdaine, Of 194, Clapham Rd., Lowestoft. Born At Lowestoft.
Rudd Olley 59 04/07/1917 Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late William And Mary Ann Rudd (Formerly Goffin). Born At Blundeston, Lowestoft.
Smith Thomas 04/07/1917 Skipper Tower Hill Memorial

Churston

Churston was a 2,470 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1914 by J.Crown & Sons for Wilton Steam Shipping Co. Ltd. and managed by T.Wilson. She sank on 3 September 1915 after striking a mine laid by German submarine UC-7 at position 52° 01' N, 01° 38' E - approximately 2.5 nautical miles South of Orfordness. She was en route from Cardiff to an unknown destination with a cargo of coal.

Churston

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Ahmad Khan 03/09/1915 Fireman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Ali Musa 03/09/1915 Donkeyman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Grieveson Charles 45 03/09/1915 Chief Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Grieveson, Of 4, Sydenham Terrace, Sunderland. Born At Sunderland.
Muhammad Ali 03/09/1915 Fireman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai

Cilurnum

Cilurnum was a 3,126 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1902 by Richardson, Duck & Co. Ltd. for Dowgate Steamship Co. Ltd. as Bishopsgate. From 1913 she was owned by Hall Bros. Steamship Co. Ltd., renamed Cilurnum and managed by Hall Bros. She was sunk on 19 April 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine UC-21 at position 47° 45' N, 04° 30' W - approximately 5 nautical miles South-West of Pointe de Penmarch. She was en route from Cardiff to La Pallice with a cargo of coal.

Cilurnum

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Fowles Rex 17 19/04/1917 Apprentice Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Abraham Goodair Fowles And Sarah Jane Fowles, Of Old Maltongate, Malton, Yorks.

Cineraria

Cineraria was a 154 GRT steam trawler completed in 1889 by Cochrane, Hamilton, Cooper & Schofield for North Eastern Steam Fishing Co. Ltd. She was posted missing on 17 July 1915 and was presumed to have struck a mine.

There were no survivors

Cineraria
Cineraria

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Bocock Frederick 35 18/07/1915 Deck Hand Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs Bocock, Of 19, Wellington St., Grimsby. Born At Newark.
Hann George 52 18/07/1915 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Hann, Of 109, Grafton St., Grimsby. Born At Grimsby.
Haylock John Thomas 35 18/07/1915 Second Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Maria Haylock, Of 59, Oxford St., Grimsby, And The Late George Haylock.
Hodgson Henry 61 18/07/1915 Cook Tower Hill Memorial Born At Goole.
Richardson James 25 18/07/1915 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late John William And Emma Richardson. Born At Grimsby.
Rowe Harold 26 18/07/1915 Third Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of James Rowe, Of 13, Bramhall St., New Cleethorpes, And The Late Jane Rowe. Born At Grimsby.
Snelling Robert 26 18/07/1915 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Joseph Snelling, Of 30, Blundell Avenue, New Cleethorpes, And The Late Jane Snelling. Born At Grimsby.
Tozer William Henry 18/07/1915 Skipper Tower Hill Memorial
Warr John 48 18/07/1915 Deck Hand Tower Hill Memorial Born In London.

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