Lost in WW1

Excellence Pleske Exchange Exford
Expedient F. Stobart Fabian
Falaba Fallodon Fanny
Farnham


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].

Excellence Pleske

Excellence Pleske was a 2,152 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1884 by W. Gray & Co. for M.Rickinson & Sons as Abeona. From 1905 she was owned by Dansk Russische and at the time of her loss was in the hands of the UK Shipping Controller and managed by Lamber Bros. Ltd. She was sunk on 31 March 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine UB-57 approximately 2.5 nautical miles South-South-East of Dungeness. She was en route from Bilbao to Middlesbrough with a cargo of iron ore.

Excellence Pleske
Excellence Pleske

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Bezzina Cal 23 31/03/1918 Mess Room Steward Tower Hill Memorial Born At Alexandria.
Doyle Terrence Patrick 26 31/03/1918 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Thomas And Mary Doyle; Husband Of Miriam Lenora Beatrice Doyle (Nee Vincent), Of 23, Cyfarthfa St., Cardiff. Born At Cork.
Fowler George Frederick 26 31/03/1918 Cook Whitchurch (St. Mary) Churchyard, Glamorganshire A2. 12. 15. Husband Of Florence L. Fowler, Of 148, Mynachdy Rd., Cardiff.
Glover William Howard 21 31/03/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William And Mary Glover (Nee Hannigan), Of 5, Stanhope St., Glasgow. Born At West Derby.
Graham William John 58 31/03/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Charles And Isabella Graham; Husband Of Martha Graham (Nee O Neill), Of 1, Ludlow St., Belfast. Born At Belfast.
Kivlikhan Jas 46 31/03/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Pat And Nancy Kivlikhan; Husband Of Maggie Kivlikhan (Nee Mccabe), Of 11, Well St., Partick, Glasgow Born At Sligo.
Lourie Gordon Mckenzie 21 31/03/1918 Third Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of George Arthur And Barbara Lourie (Nee Mckenzie), Of 93, Claude Rd., Cardiff. Born At Cardiff.
Mackenzie Matthew 43 31/03/1918 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Mackenzie, Of 30, Rosebery Avenue, South Shields. Born At London.
Maley William 41 31/03/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late William And Mary Maley. Born At Glasgow.
Murphy George Bernard Denis 17 31/03/1918 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Henry Joseph And Ellen Murphy (Nee Winter), Of 10, Moira St., Adamsdown, Cardiff. Born At Swansea.
Pine Domingo 35 31/03/1918 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Born At St. Vincent, Cape Verde.
Scott William 45 31/03/1918 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Thomas And Anne Scott; Husband Of The Late Agnes Scott. Born At Sunderland.
Selway Hubert James 22 31/03/1918 Second Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William David And Laura Kate Selway (Formerly Pearce), Of Pendene, Pill, Bristol. Born At Pill, St. George, Bristol.
Thomas Evan Lewis 32 31/03/1918 First Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Thomas Thomas, And The Late Ann Thomas; Husband Of Helen Harriett Thomas (Nee Phillips), Of 1, Bute Esplanade, Cardiff. Born At New Quay, Cardiganshire.
Walroos John Edward 67 31/03/1918 Carpenter Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late John Walroos; Husband Of Esther Annie Walroos (Nee Saunders), Of 19, Tudor Rd., Cardiff. Born At Stockholm.

Exchange

Exchange was a 295 GRT compound-engined cargo ship completed in 1884 by W. Thomas & Sons for W. Thomas Jr. of Amlwch. She was captured by German submarine UB-39 approximately 30 nautical miles North-West of Cayeaux and sunk by gunfire.

Exchange

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Bennett Samuel Neil 20 23/03/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Arthur And Barbara Bennett (Nee Morrison), Of 16, Lord St., Runcorn, Cheshire.
Denyer Charles 50 23/03/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of George And Anne Eliza Denyer; Husband Of Fanny Denyer (Nee Mccomb), Of New Row West, Coleraine, Londonderry. Born At Littlehampton.
Edwards Charles Boden 37 23/03/1917 Master Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Capt. Robert Edwards, And Sarah Ann Edwards.
Haddock Arthur 22 23/03/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Walter And Catherine Haddock (Nee Parks), Of 35, South Bank Terrace, Runcorn, Cheshire.
Jones Alfred 24 23/03/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William And Elizabeth Mary Jones, Of 5, Soap Factory Lane, Lewes, Sussex.
Jones Joseph Morlais Reginald 26 23/03/1917 Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William Francis And Sarah Ann Jones, Of Brig-Y-Don, Greenfield, Holywell, Flintshire. Born At Greenfield, Holywell.
Weeks Thomas Shadrick 36 23/03/1917 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mary Weeks, And The Late Thomas Weeks; Husband Of Sarah Weeks (Nee Williams), Of 3, Bank Quay, Carnarvon. Born At Bristol.
Wilkinson James 34 23/03/1917 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William Henry Wilkinson, Of 8, Wallace St., Castle Northwich, And The Late Mary Ellen Wilkinson.

Exford

Exford was a 4,503 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1914 by Bartram & Sons for Tatem Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. and managed by W.J.Tatem. She was sunk on 14 July 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-48 at position 46° 48' N, 08° 50' W - approximately 180 nautical miles West by South of Ushant. She was en route from New York to Cherbourg with a cargo of steel and oats.

Exford

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Daly David 47 14/07/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Daniel And Teresa Daly. Born At Queenstown.
Davies Thomas Griffith 30 14/07/1917 Second Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Jane Davies (Nee Jones), Of Vron Cottage, Nevin, Carnarvonshire, And The Late Robert Davies. Born At Nevin.
Fagan Hugh 23 14/07/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Catherine Fagan And The Late Patrick Fagan; Husband Of Catherine Fagan (Nee Fields), Of 152, Arlington St., Liverpool. Born At Liverpool.
Gustavino Joseph 19 14/07/1917 Assistant Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John And Xienta Gustavino, Of Damro Building, Willis Rd., Gibraltar.
Harris George William Gibson 43 14/07/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial (Served As Gibson). Husband Of Mary Ann Gibson Harris, Of 393, Cowbridge Rd., Cardiff. Born At Oxford.
Liban Robbi 20 14/07/1917 Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Berbera.

Expedient

Expedient was a 145 GRT steam trawler completed in 1893 by Mackie & Thomson for Great Northern Steamship Fishing Co. Ltd. and registered at Hull as H219. She was captured on 28 March 1917 by German submarine UC-75 and scuttled in the North Sea.

There were no survivors

Expedient

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Adams John 19 27/03/1917 Cook Tower Hill Memorial Born In London.
Askey Henry William 55 27/03/1917 Second Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Henry William And Elizabeth Askey; Husband Of Fanny Askey (Nee Warren), Of 158, Somerset St., Hull. Born In London.
Bee George Benjamin 29 27/03/1917 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Ellen And The Late Samuel Henry Bee; Husband Of Amy Bee (Nee Bilbrough), Of 6, Thoresby Avenue, Flinton St., Hull. Born At Hull.
Ellis B 27/03/1917 Skipper Tower Hill Memorial
Henderson George Albert 31 27/03/1917 Third Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Alexander And Annie Henderson; Husband Of Minnie Henderson (Nee Mould), Of 89, Westbourne St., Hull. Born At Hull.
Hill Daniel 21 27/03/1917 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Benjamin And Phoebe Ann Hill, Of 6, Salford Avenue, Manchester St., Hull. Born At Hull.
Jackson J 50 27/03/1917 Fourth Hand Tower Hill Memorial Born At Grimsby.
Townend Charles William 50 27/03/1917 Boatswain Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Stephen And Elizabeth Townend; Husband Of Thirza Mahala Townend, Of 17, Westbourne St., Hull. Born At Peterborough.
Watson John Henry 57 27/03/1917 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mary Ann Watson And The Late: John Henry Watson; Husband Of Elizabeth Watson (Nee Rea), Of 38, Witty St., Hull. Born At Hull.

F. Stobart

F. Stobart was a 801 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1895 by Short Bros. for T.G.HuttonShe sank on 11 August 1916 after striking a mine laid by German submarine UC-1 at position 52° 10' N, 01° 43' E - approximately 0.5 nautical miles North of the Aldeburgh Napes Buoy. She was en route from Goole to Jersey with a cargo of coal.

F Stobart

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Green George 62 11/08/1916 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late George And Margaret Green; Husband Of The Late Mary Jane Green (Nee Myers). Born At Urquhart, Elgin.
Hill A 38 11/08/1916 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Ada Harriett Whitehead (Formerly Hill), Of 17, Mariner St., Goole. Born At Newhaven.
Middleton A 26 11/08/1916 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Middleton, Of 36, Third Avenue, Pasture Rd., Goole. Born At Goole.
Newman Edwin Louis 44 11/08/1916 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Mrs. Eleanor Maria Newman, Of Woodbine Cottage, Bembridge. Born At Bembridge, Isle Of Wight.

Fabian

Fabian was a 2,248 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1881 by Oswald, Mordaunt & Co. for Frederick Leyland & Co. Ltd. At the time of her loss she was owned by Ellerman Lines Ltd. and managed by Graham Smith. She was subject to two separate attacks as below:

  • On 26 October 1916 she was damaged by gunfire from German submarine U-20 at position 50° 56' N, 06° 25' W - in St.George Channel. She was en route from Almeria to Manchester with general cargo. One seaman lost his life.
  • On 20 September 1917 she was sunk by torpedo fired by German submarine UB-50 at position 35° 45' N, 06° 40' W - approximately 30 nautical miles West by North of Cape Spartel. She was en route from Almeria to Liverpool with general cargo. Three seamen lost their lives.
Fabian

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Crebbin John 56 26/10/1916 Third Officer Tower Hill Memorial Born In Isle Of Man.
Foy Stephen 51 20/09/1917 Greaser and Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John And Mary Foy; Husband Of Eveline Foy (Nee Moody), Of 18, Fitzroy St., Liverpool. Born At Woodchurch, Cheshire.
Hanlon Andrew 25 20/09/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial (Served As Morgan). Son Of Martin And Elizabeth Hanlon (Nee Moffat), Of 79, Bangor St., Bootle, Lancs.
Powell Joseph Edward 16 20/09/1917 Assistant Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Joseph William And Ann Vaughan Powell (Nee Scott), Of 22, Anthony St., Everton, Liverpool.

Falaba

Falaba was a 4,806 GRT steam passenger/cargo ship completed in 1906 by A. Stephen & Sons, Ltd. for Elder Dempster Shipping Ltd. and from 1910 owned by Elder Line Ltd. managed by Elder, Dempster & Co. Ltd.. She was sunk on 28 March 1915 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-28 approximately 38 nautical miles West of The Smalls, St. George Channel. She was en route from Liverpool to the West coast of Africa with passengers and a general cargo.

According to Charles Hocking [35]:

... She carried 151 passengers and 96 crew, together with cargo valued at £50,000. At 11:40 on the morning of 28th when 38 miles W of The Smalls lighthouse she sighted a submarine flying the White Ensign but as she came closer this was hauled down and the German naval ensign substituted. The submarine, which was U-28, 870 tons,Cdr. Baron von Forstner, who had sunk the Yeoward liner Aguila on the previous day immediately signalled "Stop and abandon ship". To this signal Falaba paid no attention but increased to full speed. A second signal then came from the submarine, "Stop or I will fire into you". As the U-28 could do 16 knots on the surface, Capt. Davis decided that he had no alternative but to obey as he could not outpace the submarine. He therefore stopped his ship and swung out five of his boats but had not time to do more before the U-28 fired a torpedo at a range of 150 yards. She remained afloat for bareley ten minutes after the explosion. The steam-drifter Eileen Emma, Skipper George Wright, picked up 40 persons, six of whom, including Capt. Davis, died shortly afterwards. The drifter Wenlock, skipper Denis Randleson, rescued another 8 of whom 2 died. Altogether 104 persons perished.

The CWGC database holds records for both a Mr. H. Magnussen and a Mr. H. Magnusson as you can see in the table below. It seems likely that this is the same person and that his body was found and buried and should not have been recorded on the Tower Hill memorial.

Falaba
Falaba
Falaba

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Acquah George 20 28/03/1915 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born At Sierra Leone.
Alimuddin 28/03/1917 Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Bhai Ismail 28/03/1917 Fireman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Boardman H 15 28/03/1915 Assistant Steward Tower Hill Memorial Born At Liverpool.
Bolton William 30 28/03/1915 Assistant Bed Steward Tower Hill Memorial Born At Liverpool.
Cameron D 52 28/03/1915 Greaser and Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Glasgow.
Clare E 21 28/03/1915 Clerk Tower Hill Memorial Born At Birkenhead.
Coffee Gilbert 28/03/1917 Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Corkhill Robert Ernest 20 28/03/1915 Clerk 3rd Class St. Ives (Barnoon) Cemetery Old J. 7B. (Con.). Son Of William Corkhill, Of, 6 Woodland Road, Seaforth, Lancs, And The Late Emily Corkhill.
Corry W 54 28/03/1915 Able Seaman and Quartermaster Tower Hill Memorial Born At Dublin.
Cromby Peter 54 28/03/1915 Greaser and Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Liverpool.
Daly S.V. 52 28/03/1915 Surgeon Tower Hill Memorial Born At Cork.
Davis Frederick John 28/03/1915 Master Liverpool (Anfield) Cemetery XII. C.E. 1542.
Eastaway C.H. 32 28/03/1915 Purser Tower Hill Memorial Born At Liverpool.
Ellison Frank 23 28/03/1915 Saloon Steward Tower Hill Memorial Born At Liverpool.
Evans Thomas 38 28/03/1915 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Born At Liverpool.
Fitzgerald Joseph 23 28/03/1915 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John And Mary Annie Fitzgerald, Of 10, Dover St., Leicester. Born At Sheffield.
Fitzgerald W 36 28/03/1915 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Born At Birkenhead.
Freeman J 20 28/03/1915 Scullion Tower Hill Memorial Born At Kingston, Jamaica.
Gearle S 36 28/03/1915 Stewardess Tower Hill Memorial Born In London.
Gough A 30 28/03/1915 Ship s Cook Tower Hill Memorial Born In Salop.
Hampson J 45 28/03/1915 Printer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Hampson, Of 10, Hallam St., Liverpool. Born At Liverpool.
Hankins Andrew Clifford 25 28/03/1915 Second Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Wallace Samuel And Emma Julia Hankins, Of Sunny Lodge, Newent, Glos.
Harding Alex 20 28/03/1915 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born At Sierra Leone.
Henney James 32 28/03/1915 Chief Steward Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Sarah Ellen Henney (Nee Wilson), Of 16, Brereton Avenue, Wavertree, Liverpool. Born At Liverpool.
Holdsworth A 33 28/03/1915 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Holdsworth, Of 82, Keedham Rd., Liverpool. Born At Liverpool.
Hughes William Osborne 31 28/03/1915 Clerk Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Hannah Alice Hughes (Nee Roberts), Of 71, West Parade, Rhyl, North Wales. Born At Conway.
Johnson Edward 18 28/03/1915 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial
Jones Richard Hamilton 20 28/03/1915 Assistant Purser Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Wm. Alexander Higginson Jones, Of 92, Moses St., Park Rd., Liverpool. Born At Liverpool.
Kirkham H 20 28/03/1915 Assistant Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mrs. Kirkham, Of 31, Castor St., Liverpool. Born At Liverpool.
Kirwin William James 56 28/03/1915 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Edward And Helen Kirwin; Husband Of Florence May Kirwin (Nee Haygarth), Of 50, Hughes St., Liverpool. Born At Liverpool.
Lancaster William Rawlins 36 28/03/1915 Ship's Cook and Baker Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Lancaster. Born At Stockton. Actually buried at Perranzabuloe (St. Piran) Churchyard.
Lesaint E 22 28/03/1915 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Trinidad.
Magnussen H 26 28/03/1915 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Norway.
Magnusson H 28/03/1915 Able Seaman Gwithian (St. Gothian) Churchyard
McCombe Frederick Harold Patching 21 28/03/1915 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Helena Mccombe, Of 50, Northbrook St., Princes Avenue, Liverpool. Born At Liverpool.
Myers John 21 28/03/1915 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born In Nigeria.
Pickup Charles 23 28/03/1915 6th Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Benjamin And Fanny Pickup, Of 74A, Hayward St., Accrington. Born At Accrington.
Reffell C.F. 22 28/03/1915 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Sierra Leone.
Roskell M.G, 27 28/03/1915 Second Cook Tower Hill Memorial Born At Liverpool.
Roust R.J. 28/03/1915 2nd Steward Hartford (St. John The Baptist) Churchyard 561
Ryan James 38 28/03/1915 Pantry Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late John And Annastia Ryan; Husband Of Elizabeth Ryan (Nee Barnes), Of 69, Sutcliffe St., Liverpool. Born At Waterford.
Sullivan Charles 40 28/03/1915 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Born At Manchester.
Tearle Louisa 37 28/03/1915 Stewardess Newquay New Cemetery C. 272.
Tucker Joe 25 28/03/1915 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Sierra Leone.
Whitwell George 20 28/03/1915 Ordinary Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Thomas And The Late Elizabeth Whitwell. Born At Liverpool.
Williams John Clark 33 28/03/1915 Barkeeper Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Ada Florence Williams (Nee Grosett), Of 8, Dulverton Rd., Aigburth, Liverpool. Born At Liverpool.
Wright Harold Halsall 34 28/03/1915 Assistant Bed Steward Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Elizabeth Wright (Nee Garner), Of 43, Dicconson St., Ormskirk. Born At Ormskirk.
Wyse Joseph William 28/03/1915 Assistant Steward St. Ives (Barnoon) Cemetery New C. 2F. Son Of Bridget Wyse, Of Main St., Finglas, Co. Dublin, And The Late John Wyse.

Fallodon

Fallodon was a 3,012 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1903 by Bartram & Sons for London & Northern Steamship Co. Ltd. From 1917 she was owned by St.Just Steamship Co. Ltd. and managed by Wm. Reardon Smith & Sons. She was sunk on 28 December 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine UC-71 at position 50° 26' N, 01° 06' W - approximately 12 nautical miles South-South-East of St. Catherine;s Point. She was en route from Havre to the Clyde in ballast. The ship had survived an earlier torpedo attack by U-61 on 16 June 1917. On that occasion she had been damaged but was beached and later refloated. There were no casualties.

Fallodon

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
O Neill John 35 28/12/1917 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Daniel And Annie O Neill; Husband Of Elizabeth O Neill, Of 17, Hedley St., Hebburn-On-Tyne. Born At Sunderland.

Fanny

Fanny was a 235 GRT steam trawler completed in 1906 by John Duthie, Sons & Co. for Walter Henry Dickenson and others of Fleetwood where she was registered as FD89. She sailed from Fleetwood for the West of Scotland fishing grounds on 25 January 1917 and was last seen on 1 February 1917. She was posted as missing on 7 February and is believed to have been sunk by a U-boat though this is unconfirmed.

There were no survivors

Fanny

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Deberg Alfred 36 01/02/1917 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born At Liverpool.
Hughes George 29 01/02/1917 Deck Hand Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Elizabeth Hughes, Of 87, Victoria St., Fleetwood. Born At Fleetwood.
Iddon John Dennison 29 01/02/1917 Deck Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Thomas Iddon, Of 3, Windsor Place, Fleetwood.
Leadbetter Joseph 29 01/02/1917 Mate Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Sarah Leadbetter, Of 98, Preston St., Fleetwood. Born At Kirkham.
Leadbetter Thomas 17 01/02/1917 Deck Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John Thomas And Sarah Arm Leadbetter, Of 9, Queen S Terrace, Fleetwood.
Morley Thomas 52 01/02/1917 Chief Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Louise Maud Morley, Of 34, Goulton St., Hull. Born At Hull.
Nicholson Hugh 40 01/02/1917 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Edward Nicholson, Of 11, Byron St., Fleetwood. Born At Belfast.
Nicholson Thomas 34 01/02/1917 Boatswain Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Margaret Nicholson, Of 11, Cross St., Fleetwood. Born At Fleetwood.
Nolan Denis 01/02/1917 Skipper Tower Hill Memorial
Wessels Frederick Hugh Gault 23 01/02/1917 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Herman Wessels, Of 35, Walmsley St., Fleetwood.

Farnham

Farnham was a 3,102 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1898 by R. Thompson & Sons for Thompson Steam Shipping Co. Ltd. and managed by V.T.Thompson & Co. She was sunk on 19 May 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-57 at position 51° 23' N, 09° 16' W - approximately 90 nautical miles North-West of Fastnet. She was en route from Bizerta to Glasgow with a cargo of iron ore.

Farnham
Farnham

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Campbell John 22 19/05/1917 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John And Ann Campbell (Nee Macritchie), Of 27, New St., Lionel, Ness, Stornoway.
Day W 34 19/05/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born At Manchester.
Drew Albert. 23 19/05/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Richard Drew, Of 28, King St., Garston, Lancs.
Dunn Alfred Andrew 26 19/05/1917 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Charlotte Jefferson (Formerly Dunn), Of 16, Valley Mount, Harrogate, And The Late Coulson Dunn. Born At Sunderland.
Ferguson William 39 19/05/1917 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Isabella Ferguson (Nee Turnbull), Of 44, Caledonian Rd., Wishaw, Lanarkshire, And The Late Robert Ferguson. Born At Leith.
Green Peter 25 19/05/1917 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of George Green And The Late Mary Simpson Green, Of 7, St. John S Place, Felling, Gateshead.
Kemp Albert Edward 15 19/05/1917 Apprentice Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Albert Kemp, Of 85, Somerset St., Hull, And The Late Florence Blanche Kemp (Nee Usher).
Kieran Joseph 31 19/05/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Catherine Kieran, Of 5, Mary St. North, Dundalk, And The Late James Kieran.
Lucas John Edward 19 19/05/1917 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John And Elizabeth Lucas (Nee Sullivan), Of 41, Christina St., Cardiff.
Martinsen Joharmes Kristian 26 19/05/1917 Ship s Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Martin And Marie Martinsen, Of Norway. Born In Norway.
Murray T 45 19/05/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial
Newton Thomas Purdy 57 19/05/1917 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Lillie Newton, Of 11, Sydenham Terrace, Sunderland. Born At Sunderland.
Richards James Thomas 50 19/05/1917 Chief Boatswain Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William Lovett Sperling Richards, And The Late Mrs. Richards; Husband Of Mary Elizabeth Richards (Nee Cavell), Of 8, Monkton Place, Ramsgate, Kent. Born At Swalecliffe, Whitstable.
Sherlock John 36 19/05/1917 Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Rosanna Sherlock (Nee Flaherty), Of 36, Dale View, Garston, Liverpool. Born At Dublin.
Taylor E 18 19/05/1917 Ordinary Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born In London.
Westerby Charles Stoddart 47 19/05/1917 Master Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Ann Ingham Westerby, Of 4, Ettrick Grove, Sunderland.
White George H. 19/05/1917 Apprentice Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mr. And Mrs. White, Of 99, Johnston St., Workington, Cumberland. Born At Warwick.

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