Lost in WW1

Empress Emulator Endymion
England English Monarch Englishman
Ennismore Enosis Equinox
Era


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].

Empress

Empress was a 2,918 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1893 by Furness, Withy & Co. Ltd. for Sivewright Bacon. By the time of her loss she was owned by Amaryllis Shipping Co. Ltd. and managed by W. Coupland & Co.She was sunk on 31 July 1917 by a mine laid by German submarine UC-63 at position 53° 45' N, 00° 08' E - approximately 4.5 nautical miles East by South of Withernsea lighthouse. She was en route from the Tyne to Southend with a cargo of coal.

Empress

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Anderson Peter 47 31/07/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Sweden.
Husby Olaf 49 31/07/1917 Boatswain Tower Hill Memorial Born In Norway.
Parker Thomas W. 25 31/07/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of: Mrs. Parker, Of 6, Camden St., North Shields. Born In Lincolnshire.
Rawles George Edwin Arthur 18 31/07/1917 Leading Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son of Edwin and Margaret Rawles, of 27, Lewisham High Rd., New Cross, London. Born at Peckham, London. Mr. Rawles was a member of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 27 of the Chatham Naval Memorial.
Van Klanders Peter I. 26 31/07/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Rotterdam.

Emulator

Emulator was a 168 GRT steam trawler completed in 1899 by Mackie & Thomson & Co. for Great Northern Steam Fishing Co. of Hull. She had been in use for naval service and went on her first post-war fishing trip on 15 April 1919 with several other fishing vessels. There was a huge explosion during the night off Scarborough and Emulator was not seen again - she is presumed to have struck a mine.

There were no survivors

Emulator
Emulator

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Cowling Richard Baxter 48 15/04/1919 Fisherman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Alice Cowling, Of Queen St., Filey, Yorks. Born At Filey.
Crimlisk Matthew 15/04/1919 Skipper Tower Hill Memorial
Crimlisk Thomas Robert 17 15/04/1919 Fisherman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Hannah Crimlisk, Of 4, Queen St., Filey.
Crimlisk Wilfred 20 15/04/1919 Engineman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Hannah Crimlisk, Of 4, Queen St., Filey.
Jenkinson Richard Cammish 26 15/04/1919 Fisherman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of T. R. Jenkinson, Of Mitford St., Filey, Yorks.
Jenkinson Thomas Castle 16 15/04/1919 Fisherman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mrs. Susannah Jenkinson, Of Reynolds St., Filey, Yorks.
Jenkinson William 44 15/04/1919 Second Hand Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Susannah Jenkinson, Of Reynolds St., Filey, Yorks. Born At Filey.

Endymion

Endymion was a 73 GRT wooden sailing ketch completed in 1881 by W.Meadus & Son for Charles Truscott of Hull. She was stopped by German submarine UB-32 on 1 April 1917 near Start Point and sunk by gunfire.

Endymion

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Aves Henry George 21 30/03/1917 Ordinary Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Henry George And Sarah Aves. Born At Durham.
Barron Edward James 19 30/03/1917 Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Ellen Jane O Leary (Formerly Barron), Of 20, Eastbourne Rd., St. Austell, Cornwall, And The Late Edward Oscar Barron.
Hurley Alphonso 31/03/1917 Master Tower Hill Memorial
O'Leary Timothy 45 31/03/1917 Mate Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Ellen Jane O Leary, Of 20, Eastbourne Rd., St. Austell, Cornwall. Born At Kinsale.

England

England was a 3,798 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1906 by Northumberland Shipbuilding Co. Ltd.for F.Drughorn Ltd. She was sunk on 23 May 1917 by gunfire from German submarine U-65 at position 36° 20' N, 11° 15' E - approximately 40 nautical miles South by East of Cape Bon. She was en route from CArdiff and Bizerta to Malta with a cargo of coal.

England

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Bonner Thomas 58 23/05/1917 Fourth Engineer Officer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mary Bonner, Of 20, Warkworth Avenue, Whitley Bay, Northumberland. Born At Sunderland.
Macdonald John 34 23/05/1917 First Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Thomas And Robina Macdonald; Husband Of Mary Smith Macdonald, Of 11, Polworth Gardens, Edinburgh. Born In Orkney Islands.
Boxhall J.W.G. 23/05/1917 Master Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery Prot. 51.

English Monarch

English Monarch was a 4,947 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1906 by Napier & Miller, Ltd. for Monarch Steamship Co. Ltd. and managed by Raeburn & Verel. She was sunk on 18 June 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-24 at position 52° 30' N, 17° 30' W - approximately 300 nautical miles North-West by West of Fastnet. She was en route from the Clyde to Genoa with a cargo of coal.

English Monarch

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Chang Wong 18/06/1917 Fireman Hong Kong Memorial
Ching Chong 18/06/1917 Fireman Hong Kong Memorial
Myles George 28 18/06/1917 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John And Barbara Myles, Of 31, Nethergate, Crail, Fifeshire. Born At Boghall, Fifeshire.

Englishman

Englishman was a 6,357 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1891 by Harland & Wolff Ltd. for D.& C.MacIver as Ionia. At the time of her loss she had been renamed Englishman was owned by British & No. Atlantic Steam Nav. Co., Ltd. She was sunk on 24 March 1916 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-43 approximately 30 nautical miles North-East of Malin Head, Donegal. She was en route from Avonmouth to Portland.

Englishman

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Buckley Barth 49 24/03/1916 Horseman Tower Hill Memorial Born In U.S.A.
Cannon Peter 38 24/03/1916 Horseman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Ireland.
Donovan James 46 24/03/1916 Horseman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Ireland.
Linton James 52 24/03/1916 Horseman Kilnave Old Churchyard, Isle Of Islay
McKenzie James B. 32 24/03/1916 Horseman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Aberdeen.
Porter Charles William 51 24/03/1916 Chief Steward Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Gertrude Porter (Formerly O Brien, Nee Mcgough), Of 9, Severn Road, Shirehampton, Bristol. Born At Bath.
Powell George 35 24/03/1916 Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John And Ellen Powell; Husband Of Florence Powell (Nee Wilson), Of 4, Sandford Rd., Bristol, Glos. Born At Westbury-On-Trym, Glos.
Pugh James 42 25/03/1916 Greaser Larne New Cemetery Sec. 3D. 1297. Son Of The Late Robert Pugh.
Rix Austin 35 24/03/1916 Horseman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Montreal.
Sullivan M 45 24/03/1916 Horseman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Melbourne.

Ennismore

Ennismore was a 1,560 GRT Compound-engined cargo ship completed in 1880 by Barrow Shipbuilding Co. for W.Johnston & Co. She was sunk on 29 December 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine UC-58 at position 57° 17' N, 01° 25' W - 15 nautical miles South-East by East of Buchan Ness. She was en route from Tyne to Christiana with a cargo of coal and coke.

Ennismore

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Ahmad Ali 29/12/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Ali Muhammad 29/12/1917 Fireman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Dunlop William 46 29/12/1917 Greaser Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late James And Joan Dunlop; Husband Of Annie Dunlop (Nee Smith), Of 49, Dalmeny St., Leith. Born At Splott.
Henderson James John 32 29/12/1917 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son of Robert and Johan Henderson, of North Yell, Unst; husband of Maggie Henderson, of Tourie, Haroldswick, Unst, Shetland. Mr. Henderson was a member of the Royal Naval Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 27 of the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.
Mauchline James 37 29/12/1917 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Elizabeth Mauchline (Nee Alston), Of 23, Starbank Rd., Trinity, Leith. Born At Edinburgh.
Mitchell Harvey Parker Legge 46 29/12/1917 Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late George And Mary Ann Mitchell; Husband Of The Late Hannah Mitchell (Nee Piper). Born At South Shields.
Moy Frederick Bertie 27 29/12/1917 Ship s Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of James Moy, Of 19, Broughton Rd., South Shields, And The Late Mary Ann Moy. Born At Cley, Norfolk.
Muhammad Yusuf 29/12/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Rajab Qamar 29/12/1917 Able Seaman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Scott John 59 29/12/1917 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Alexander Scott And Ann Ritchie Scott; Husband Of Margaret Scott (Nee Galloway) Of 309, Easter Rd., Leith. Born At Panmure, Forfarshire.

Enosis

Enosis was a 2,909 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1906 by Swan, Hunter & W.Richarson for E.Ambatielos. From 1910 she was owned by Eftikhia Steamship Co. Ltd. and managed by P.Wigham-Richardson & Co. She was sunk on 18 November 1915 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-33 approximately 150 nautical miles East-South-East of Malta. She was en route from Barry from Malta with a cargo of coal.

Enosis

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Bowling Alfred 54 18/11/1915 Master Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Lieutenant Bowling, R.N.; Husband Of Florence Bowling, Of Magellan, Birchington, Kent. His Son, Victor Macdonald Bowling, Also Died In Service.

Equinox

Equinox was a 198 GRT steam trawler but informatio about her is vague. She appears to have been registered in Grimsby as GY461 but even this is in doubt. One account states that she left Grimsby on 22 August 1916, and was last seen on 25 August. She is believed to have been sunk on the same day by a mine approximately 39 nautical miles South-East by East from the Humber light vessel.

There were no survivors

Equinox

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Briggs Joseph Robert 55 25/08/1916 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Briggs, Of 38, Albion St., Grimsby. Born In London.
Day Samuel William 19 25/08/1916 Deck Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Annie Eliza Day, Of 128, Tunnard St., Grimsby, And The Late William Samuel Day. Born At Hull.
Glentworth Herbert 46 25/08/1916 Skipper Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Harriet Parkinson (Formerly Glentworth), Of 154, Willingham St., Grimsby.
Jenkins Henry 54 25/08/1916 Second Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Mr. And Mrs. Jenkins; Husband Of Alice Elizabeth Jenkins, Of 298, Willingham St., Grimsby. Born In London.
Littlehales Charles Henry 21 25/08/1916 Deck Hand Tower Hill Memorial Born At Wolverhampton.
Mortlock Arthur 53 25/08/1916 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Mortlock. Of 315, Heneage Rd., Grimsby. Born At Grimsby.
Smith John 40 25/08/1916 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Smith, Of 144, Castle St., Grimsby. Born At Grimsby.
Taylor George Alfred 23 25/08/1916 Third Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Anna Ellen Taylor, Of Marsh Green, Drinkstone, Bury St. Edmund S, Suffolk, And The Late Herbert Taylor. Born At Rattlesden, Suffolk.
Waite Arthur Archibald 18 25/08/1916 Apprentice Tower Hill Memorial Son Of May Waite, Of 2, Leopold Rd., St. Andrew S Park, Bristol, And The Late Alfred John Waite. Born At Gloucester.

Era

Era was a 2,379 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1888 by E. Withy & Co. for Australian Steamships Ltd. and managed by Howard Smith Co. She was sunk on 1 May 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-32 at position 36° 45' N, 01° 56' E - approximately 18 nautical miles North-East by East of Cape Tenes. She was en route from Bougie to Glasgow with a cargo of iron ore.

Era
Era

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Ahern E 01/05/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial
Flett George Traill Foulis 29 01/05/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of James And Margaret Flett, (Nee Flett), Of 18, Garden St., Kirkwall, Orkney.
Foster Joseph 32 01/05/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Elsie Ann Foster (Nee Whitehorn), Of 84, Villiers St., Rochdale, Sydney, New South Wales.
Hermitage William 01/05/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Jane Hermitage, Of 421, Collins St., Melbourne.
Hugo Thomas Albert 01/05/1918 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Henrietta Hugo (Nee Williams), Of 131, Falmouth Rd., Redruth, Cornwall, And The Late James Hugo.
Minehane William 01/05/1918 Fourth Engineer Tower Hill Memorial (Served As Minchan). Son Of James And Bridget Evelyn Minehane, Of Bell St., Townsville, Queensland.
Morgan Charles James 56 01/05/1918 Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mary Ann Morgan (Nee Mcnamara), Of 3, Derbyshire Rd., Leichardt, New South Wales.
O Haire Thomas 23 01/05/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Thomas And Margaret O Haire, Of Kilnadeema, Loughrea, Co. Galway.
Williams Louis 01/05/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Agnes Williams, Of Francis St., Geraldtown. Western Australia.
Wills Harold Victor 36 01/05/1918 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Adeline Louisa Wills (Nee Funnell), Of 27, Clissold St., Ashfield, Sydney, New South Wales. Born In Australia.
Woods J 01/05/1918 Cook Tower Hill Memorial
Yarnall Alfred Samuel 01/05/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial (Served As Smith). Son Of Mary Arm And The Late Richard Sellars Yarnall. Born At Poplar, London.

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