Lost in WW1

G. A. Savage Gafsa Calgorm Castle
Galicia Galway Castle Ganges
Gannet Garmoyle Garron Head
Garthwaite


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].

G.A. Savage

G.A. Savage was a 357 GRT compound-engined cargo ship completed in 1900 by Ailsa Shipbuilding Co. for Zillah Shipping & Carrying Co. Ltd. and managed by W.A.Savage & Co. She was sunk on 11 March 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine UC-47 off Pendeen Point. She was en route from Workington to Swansea with a cargo of pitch.

There were no survivors

G A Savage

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Cleary Philip 34 10/03/1917 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Philip And The Late Maria Cleary; Husband Of Annie Cleary (Nee O Leary), Of 46, Bath St., Irishtown, Dublin. Born At Dublin.
Hardley George H. 10/03/1917 Master Tower Hill Memorial
Hodgson Alexander 34 10/03/1917 Chief Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Ellen Jane Cretney (Formerly Hodgson), Of 63, Burman Rd., Allerton, Liverpool. Born At Harrington.
Krammer Carl Martin 36 10/03/1917 Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Peter And Maren Krammer; Husband Of Matilda Caroline Krammer, Of 2, Harbour View, St. Thomas, Swansea, Glam. Born In Denmark.
Robertson A 36 10/03/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Dundee.
Thomas Tom 22 10/03/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mrs. Jane Thomas, Of 83, Berry St., Workington. Born At Workington.
Walmsley Silas 15 10/03/1917 Ordinary Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Dora Walmsley, Of 1, River View, Ashton-On-Ribble, Lancs, And Of Silas Walmsley.
Watterson W 16 10/03/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Port St. Mary, Isle Of Man.
Williams David 32 10/03/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Ellen Ann Williams (Nee Thomas), Of 55, North St., Pwllheli, Carnarvonshire. Born At Pwllheli.

Gafsa

Gafsa was a 4,021 GRT stea, cargo ship completed in 1903 by C. S. Swan & Hunter Ltd. for English & American Shipping Co. Ltd. as Dominion. She was renamed Gafsa in 1916 and was managed by C.T.Bowring & Co. at the time of her loss. She was sunk on 28 March 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-57 at position 51° 31' N, 08° 18' W - approximately 10 nautical miles South-Esat by South of Kinsale Head. She was en route from Port Arthur to the UK with a cargo of fuel oil.

Gafsa

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Barker Samuel Stewart 42 28/03/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John T. And Frances Barker; Husband Of Melinda Barker (Nee Pritchard), Of 48, Ealing Rd., South Ealing, London. Born At South Shields.
Branch George Edward 22 28/03/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Martha Branch, Of 118, Commercial Rd., South Shields, And The Late George Edward Branch.
Briggs Thomas William 22 28/03/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Thomas And Mary Briggs, Of 187, Adelaide St., South Shields. Born At Jarrow.
Magnuson Gustaf 42 28/03/1917 Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Carl And Ida Magnuson; Husband Of Elizabeth Wood Magnuson (Nee Vickers, Of 62, Heron St., South Shields. Born In Sweden.
Ray Thomas 50 28/03/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late William And Elizabeth Ray; Husband Of Catherine Ray (Nee Mccabe), Of 8, Crozier S Yard, Church St., North Shields. Born At North Shields.
Whatmore Alfred 33 28/03/1917 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William And Ann Whatmore, Of 13, West India Dock Rd., London.
Woodthorpe Alfred 24 28/03/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Allan Smalley Woodthorpe, And The Late Phillis Foreman Woodthorpe; Husband Of Mary Isabella Woodthorpe (Nee Lodge), Of 11, George St., South Shields. Born At Plaistow, London.

Galgorm Castle

Galgorm Castle was a 1,507 GRT sailing barque completed in 1892 by Workman, Clark & Co. Ltd. for Potter Bros. She was stopped and sunk by gunfire by German submarine U-49 approximately 90 nautical miles West of Fastnet. She was en route from Buenos Aries to Queenstown.

Galgorm Castle

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Davies Thomas Lloyd 19 27/02/1917 Third Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Thomas And Sarah Janes Davies, Of Glyder, Manorbier, Pem.
De Rijcke Cornelius 16 27/02/1917 Ordinary Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Sophia Van Opdurp, Of Rotterdam Van Der Poelstraat 50A, And The Late Ferdinandus B. De Rijcke. Born At Rotterdam.
Fuller Frederick Arthur 15 27/02/1917 Apprentice Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mrs. Annie Fuller, Of 5, Wellington Rd., Westgate-On-Sea, Kent.
Hockly Nigel Alan 17 27/02/1917 Apprentice Tower Hill Memorial
Hyde Fred 16 27/02/1917 Apprentice Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mrs. Mary Hyde And The Late William Hyde, Of Holly Bank, Bury New Rd., Whitefield, Manchester.
Jackson William 18 27/02/1917 Ordinary Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born In The U.S.A.
Johnson E.A. 47 27/02/1917 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Sweden.
Narvig Jens 32 27/02/1917 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Norway.
Rudverg Arne 22 27/02/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Norway.
Rundell Nicholas William Hitchins 57 27/02/1917 Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Nicholas And Mary Rundell; Husband Of Emma Jane Rundell, Of 12, Woodland Avenue, Tywardreath. Cornwall. Born At Par.
Walker Denis 32 27/02/1917 Second Cook Tower Hill Memorial Born In U.S.A.

Galicia

Galicia was a 1,400 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1899 by Wigham Richardson & Co. for Cork Steamship Co. as Jabiru. From 1916 she was owned by J.Hall Jr. & Co. and renamed Galicia. She was sunk on 10 June 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-70 at position 48° 55' N, 10° 00' W - approximately 140 nautical miles South-West by South of Fastnet. She was en route from Malaga to London with a general cargo.

Galicia

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Fleming James 30 10/06/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Isabella Fleming And The Late William Fleming; Husband Of Mary Ann Fleming (Nee Smith), Of 32, Nelson St., Inverness. Born At Inverness.
Korosky Joseph 46 10/06/1917 Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Carmelo And Rosa Korosky; Husband Of Ethel Georgina Korosky (Nee Sanders), Of 251, High Rd., Lee, London. Born In Malta.
Massiah Joseph William 21 10/06/1917 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Ernest Augustus And Martha Louisa Massiah Of Lot 29, Hadfield St., Georgetown, Demerara. Born At Georgetown, Demerara.
Powell Robert 66 10/06/1917 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Henry And Mary Powell; Husband Of Hannah Powell, Of 4, Venner Rd., Sydenham, London. Born At Hartlepool.

Galway Castle

Galway Castle was a 7,988 GRT steam passenger/cargo ship (ref) completed in 1911 by Harland & Wolff Ltd. for Union-Castle Mail Steamship Co. Ltd. She was sunk on 12 September 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-82 at position 48° 50' N, 10° 40' W - approximately 160 nautical miles South-West by West of Fastnet. She was en route from London and Plymouth to Port Natal with passengers and a general cargo.

According to Charles Hocking [35]:

The Galway Castle was taken over as a troopship on the outbreak of war in 1914 and carried many thousangs of trrops during the campaign in German South-West Africa. Later she returned to the company and was used as a mail steamship, on one occasion narrowly escapting destruction by a German bomber near the Gull lightship on August 3rd 1916.

She left Plymouth on September 10th 1918 and when two days out and 160 miles South West of Fastnet she was torpedoed by the German submarine U-82. Her back was broken and communication fore and aft became extremely difficult. It seemed that she would sink within a few minutes and boats were launched in great haste. Some capsized and some were swamped and many lives were lost.

The disaster occurred at 7:30 in the morning and destroyers were rushed from Plymouth immediately on receipt of the wireless call. They did not arrive in time to prevent a heavy death-toll and it was found on landing the survivors at Plymouth that 150 persons had been drowned. Much of this loss could have been avoided had it been realised in time that the Galway Castle was not sinking. The vessel actually remained afloat for three days but all on board were so convinced at the time that another torpedo attack was imminent that they took to the boats with fatal results.
Galway Castle
Galway Castle
Galway Castle

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Abrahams E 21 12/09/1918 Assistant Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Mr. Abrahams, Of 92, Constitution St., Cape Town, South Africa.
Allen Edward Charles 17 12/09/1918 Assistant Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Charles And Norah Allen (Nee Willison), Of 51, Trigon Rd., Clapham Rd., London. Born In London.
Ambler Jane Louise 54 12/09/1918 Stewardess Tower Hill Memorial Daughter Of The Late William And Sarah Louise Thompson; Wife Of The Late William Lyndhurst Ambler. Born In London.
Bendell Bertie 24 12/09/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Thomas William And Charlotte Bendell (Nee Mutter), Of 26, Woodley Rd., Woolston, Southampton.
Berthoud Edward 26 12/09/1918 Assistant Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Edmund Ami And Emma Bertha Berthoud (Nee Ernest), Of Bienne, Canton Of Berne, Switzerland. Born In Switzerland.
Broomfield Henry William Charles 18 12/09/1918 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Henry And Rose Edith Broomfield (Nee Larcombe), Of 24, Buller St., Southampton.
Burke William John Patrick 25 12/09/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mary Ann Burke, And The Late William Burke; Husband Of Annie Burke (Nee Stanley), Of 15, Sophia St., Poplar, London. Born In London.
Burren James Martin 41 12/09/1918 Barman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late James And Frances Burren; Husband Of Gertrude Emily Burren (Nee Passaway), Of 113, York Rd., Southend-On-Sea. Born In London.
Chalk Hector Edward Charles 12/09/1918 Bugler Tower Hill Memorial Mr. Chalk was a member of the Royal Marine Light Infantry and is also commemorated on panel 30 of the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.
Colvin George Henry 29 12/09/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Edwin Edward And Alice Phoebe Colvin (Nee Pikesley), Of 17, Egleton Rd., Bromley, London.
Eyers Ernest Albert 23 12/09/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William Eyers And The Late Ellen Eyers; Husband Of Florence Kate Eyers (Nee Mabey), Of 19A, Albany Rd., Southampton. Born At Southampton.
Fynaut Eduard Pierre 17 12/09/1918 Second Assistant Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Desire And Mathilda Fynaut, Of 46, Millman St., Holborn, London. Born At Ostend, Belgium.
German Frank John 32 12/09/1918 Second Pantryman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mary Jane German And The Late Charles Walter German; Husband Of Mary Gladys German, Of 70, Sydney Rd., Southampton. Born At Portsmouth.
Gundersen Gustav 69 12/09/1918 Bedroom Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Arne And Henrietta Gundersen; Husband Of The Late Eliza Gundersen (Nee Dimock). Born At Oslo, Norway.
Harris Charles Victor 19 12/09/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mary Jane Harris (Nee Bogg), Of 133, Radcliffe Rd., Southampton, And The Late James George Harris.
Holman Athelstan William George 17 12/09/1918 Ordinary Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mary Annie Holman (Nee Jukes), Of 95, Neath Rd., Plymouth, And The Late William John Holman. Born At Bristol.
Johnson Edward 35 12/09/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mary Johnson (Nee Noble), Of 25, Athol St., Poplar, London, And The Late John Johnson.
Kearney Herbert 28 12/09/1918 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Thomas And Jane Kearney; Husband Of Florence Louisa Kearney (Nee Jasper), Of 56, New North Rd., London. Born At Dublin.
Kennaird Stanley 36 12/09/1918 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Violet Maud Kennaird, Of 10, Southdown Rd., Preston, Brighton. Born At Lewes.
May William Charles 31 12/09/1918 Greaser Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Charles William And Mary May; Husband Of Emma Miriam May (Nee Walter), Of 164, Northam Rd., Southampton, Hants. Born At Reading.
Millage John Stuart 55 12/09/1918 Chief Steward Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Amy Millage, Of 82, Norfolk Rd., Seven Kings, Essex.
New William 19 12/09/1918 Ordinary Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mary Elizabeth New, Of 15, Seaton Rd., Mitcham, Surrey, And The Late Henry New. Born At Mitcham, Surrey.
Orman Bertie 26 12/09/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Charles And Annie Orman. Born At Southampton.
Scott F.C. 21 12/09/1918 Assistant Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mr. Scott, Of 24, Earl St., Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa. Born At Cape Town.
Smith Alice Elverson 55 12/09/1918 Third Stewardess Tower Hill Memorial Daughter Of The Late Frederick William And Eliza Smith (Nee Green). Born In London.
Smithson Percy Walter 36 12/09/1918 Assistant Engineer s Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Frederick George And Mary Smithson; Husband Of Edith Julia Smithson (Nee Browning), Of 20, Regent St., Whitstable, Kent. Born In London.
Spray Thomas Henry 25 12/09/1918 Third Mate Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Dorothy Spray, Of 21, Sandringham Gardens, Ealing. Born At Chelsea, London.
Sweet Herbert Joseph 41 12/09/1918 Troop Cook Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Johanna Catherina Cletta Sweet (Nee Vorster), Of 45, Steel Rd., Durban, South Africa. Born At Birmingham.
Thomas William Charles Shepherd 30 12/09/1918 Boatswain s Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Frederick And Ruth Thomas (Nee Folger). Born At Southampton.
Tirel George Albert Emile 17 12/09/1918 Ordinary Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Albert Georges And Marie Rosalie Tirel (Nee Dinan), Of 19, Hilgrove St., St. Helier, Jersey.
Topp Sarah Lavinia 56 12/09/1918 Third Stewardess Tower Hill Memorial Daughter Of The Late Frederick And Rebecca Mills; Wife Of The Late Maurice John Topp. Born At Stoke.
Young Albert Edward 20 12/09/1918 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Walter William And Mary Celia Young (Nee Summers), Of 34, Melbourne St., Southampton, Hants. Born At Southampton.

Ganges

Ganges was a 4,177 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1902 by Bartram & Sons for Mercantile Steamship Co. Ltd. She was sunk on 30 July 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-39 at position 35° 43' N, 06° 00' W - approximately 8 nautical miles South-West of Cape Spartel. She was en route from Barry to La Spezia with a cargo of coal.

Ganges

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Agius Vincent 52 30/07/1917 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Paul And Mary Ann Agius. Born In Malta.

Gannet

Gannet was a 1,246 GRT compound-engined passenger/cargo ship completed in 1879 by M. Pearse & Co. for General Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. She sank on 7 July 1916 after striking a mine laid by German submarine UC-6 at position 52° 05' N, 01° 53' E - approximately 5 nautical miles East-North-East of the Shipwash light vessel. She was en route frolm Rotterdam to London with a general cargo.

Gannet

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Burton Albert Edward 24 07/07/1916 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William And Roseabell Burton; Husband Of Elizabeth Burton (Nee Humphreys), Of 19, Camelot St., Borough, London. Born At Rotherhithe.
Burton Charles Edgar 26 07/07/1916 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William And Roseabell Burton; Husband Of Elizabeth Ann Burton (Nee Young), Of 4, Exmouth Rd., Walthamstow. Born At Rotherhithe, London.
Knegt J 40 07/07/1916 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Knegi (Nee Weyers) Of Rotterdam. Born In The Netherlands.
Persy L 25 07/07/1916 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Karl August Theodor And Cornelia Johanna Persy, Of Rotterdam, Holland. Born In Holland.
Smith Joseph Robert 44 07/07/1916 Carpenter Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Joseph And Emma Smith; Husband Of The Late Matilda Smith. Born At Harwich.
Stead George Henry 41 07/07/1916 Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial (Served As Elliott). Son Of George And Sarah Ann Stead; Husband Of Annie Elizabeth Stead (Nee Pike), Of 6, Liverpool St., Hull. Born At Hull.
Wiles William Robert 27 07/07/1916 Cook Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Henry James And The Late Mrs. J. E. Wiles; Husband Of Rose Wiles (Nee Mcnelly), Of 115, Plashet Grove, East Ham, London. Born At Clerkenwell.
Wyburd Albert Vernon 07/07/1916 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Annie Wyburd, Of 5, Warwick St., Douglas St., Deptford, London, And The Late Frederick Samuel Wyburd.

Garmoyle

Garmoyle was a 1,229 GRT steam passenger/cargo ship completed in 1897 by Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd. for Clyde Shipping Co. She was sunk on 10 July 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-57 at position 51° 49' N, 06° 52' W - approximately 14 nautical miles South-East of Mine Head. She was en route from Cork to Glasgow with a general cargo.

Garmoyle
Garmoyle

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Aher Thomas 38 10/07/1917 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Husband of Mary Aher, of Youghal, Co. Cork. Mr. Aher was a member of the Royal Naval Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 23 of the Plymouth Naval Memorial.
Campbell Alexander 21 10/07/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Hugh And Mary Campbell, Of Tiree, Argyllshire.
Campbell Charles John 27 10/07/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mary Campbell, Of 669, Argyle St., Glasgow, And The Late Charles Campbell.
Campbell Murdock 39 10/07/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Alexander And Christina Campbell, Of Galtrigall, Duirinish, Skye.
Cronin Michael John 41 10/07/1917 Craneman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John Cronin And The Late Nora Cronin; Husband Of Mary Cronin (Nee Nolan), Of 29, St. Patrick S Quay, Cork. Born At Cork.
Fitzpatrick Mary 62 10/07/1917 Stewardess Tower Hill Memorial Born At Cork.
Harris Andrew 56 10/07/1917 Chief Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Catherine Harris, Of 10, Gardner St., Partick, Glasgow. Born At Forfar.
Irons John 67 10/07/1917 Craneman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Samuel And Agnes Irons; Husband Of Margaret Irons (Nee Strain), Of 264, Thistle St., Glasgow. Born At Ballymena.
Macdonald Donald 18 10/07/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Donald And Margaret Macdonald (Nee Mcmallen), Of Mannal, Tiree, Argyll. Born At Tiree.
Macdonald Hugh 39 10/07/1917 Master Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Donald And Mary Mcgregor Macdonald, Of Machir, Iona, Argyllshire; Husband Of Flora Macdonald, Of 51, Loudoun St., Mauchline, Ayrshire.
McBride Patrick 28 10/07/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Waterford.
McCartney James 30 10/07/1917 Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mary Jane Mccartney (Nee Donnelly), Of 80, Nelson St., Glasgow, And The Late Thomas Mccartney. Born At Grahamston, Falkirk.
McDavid Richard 65 10/07/1917 Chief Officer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Hannah Mcdavid And The Late Hugh Mcdavid. Born In Wigtownshire.
McDonald Angus 52 10/07/1917 Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Murdoch And Marion Mcdonald; Husband Of Mary Mcdonald (Nee Mcneil), Of 65, Watt St., Glasgow. Born At Barra.
McSween Alex 32 10/07/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Neil And Margaret Mcsween, Of 3, Calgary, Ardvasar, Inverness. Born In Isle Of Skye.
Munro Alex 36 10/07/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Neil And Flora Munro (Nee Matheson), Of 22, Lower Breakish, Broadford, Skye, Inverness.
Robertson John 37 10/07/1917 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Ann Robertson And The Late John Robertson; Husband Of Marion Robertson (Nee Brown), Of 27, Craigie St., Crosshill Glasgow. Born At Edinburgh.
Sweeney Daniel 23 10/07/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of James Sweeney, Of Ballynakilly, Inch, Co. Donegal, And The Late Jane Sweeney.

Garron Head

Garron Head was a 1,933 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1913 by Irvine’s Shipbuilding. & DD. Co. Ltd. for Ulster Steamship Co. Ltd. and managed by G.Heyn & Sons. She was sunk on 16 November 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-103 at position 44° 13' N, 01° 29' W - approximately 40 nautical miles North by East of Bayonne. She was en route from Bilbao to Barrow and Maryport with a cargo of iron ore.

Garron Head
Garron Head

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Burney William 24 16/11/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Letitia Burney (Nee Wiley), Of Eden, Carrickfergus,: Co. Antrim, And The Late William Burney.
Creen Archibald 18 16/11/1917 3rd Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Agnes Creen (Nee Ferguson), Of 47, Pilot St., Belfast, And The Late William James Creen.
Creighton Edward Henry 32 16/11/1917 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of David And Anna Creighton; Husband Of Marie Evelyn Creighton (Nee Rankin), Of Mervue Whitehead, Co. Antrim. Born At Belfast.
Crowley James Edward 40 19/11/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Daniel Crowley And The Late Honor Crawley; Husband Of Kathleen Crawley (Nee Rea), Of 91, Spamount St., Belfast. Born In U.S.A.
Davison Charles 37 16/11/1917 Greaser Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Robert And Elizabeth Davison; Husband Of Mary Jane Davison (Nee Percy), Of Eden, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim. Born At Ballycarry.
Devine Thomas 38 16/11/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late John And Elizabeth Devine. Born At Dundrum.
Dunn David Andrew 39 16/11/1917 Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late John And Alice Dunn; Husband Of Henrietta Matilda Winifred Dunn (Nee Flood), Of 128, Agincourt Avenue, Belfast. Born At Brookeborough Co. Fermanagh.
Grandin Alfred 33 16/11/1917 Leading Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son of John and Clara Grandin, of 15, Journeaux St., St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Isles. Mr. Grandin was a member of the Royal Navy and is also commemorated on panel 20 of the Plymouth Naval Memorial.
Hanna John Clendinning 25 16/11/1917 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Elizabeth Hanna (Nee Linton), Of 201, Spamount St., Belfast, And The Late James George Hanna. Born At Belfast.
Hay William James 19 16/11/1917 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John And Helena Hay, Of Balfour Avenue, Whitehead, Co. Antrim.
Hodkinson Arthur 35 16/11/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Margaret Hodkinson And The Late James Hodkinson; Husband Of Ellen Winsom Hodkinson (Nee Ross), Of Eden, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim. Born At Carrickfergus.
Holmes Charles Adair 26 16/11/1917 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Elizabeth Holmes (Nee Adair), Of 21, Manor St., Belfast, And The Late William John Holmes. Born At Belfast.
Kennedy Matthew John 27 16/11/1917 2nd Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Dora Kennedy, Of Bayview Park, Kilkeel, Co. Down, And The Late Hamilton Kennedy.
Lewis James 39 16/11/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Samuel And Mary Lewis; Husband Of Margaret Anne Lewis (Nee Higgins), Of 30A, Great Patrick St., Belfast. Born At Belfast.
Lyttle John 20 16/11/1917 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Son Of James And Lucy Ann Lyttle, Of 29, Trafalgar St., Belfast.
Maxwell James 35 16/11/1917 Second Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Elizabeth Maxwell (Nee Leslie), Of 8 Carrington St., Belfast, And The Late Arthur Maxwell. Born At Donaghadee.
McDonald William 38 16/11/1917 Ship s Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John And Mary Mcdonald; Husband Of Elizabeth Mcdonald (Nee Hughes), Of 2, Seaview Terrace, Greencastle, Belfast. Born At Belfast.
McIlwaine James 22 16/11/1917 Fourth Engineer Officer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of James And Mary Jane Mcilwaine; Husband Of Margaret Mcilwaine (Nee Bailey), Of Eden, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim. Born At Carrickfergus.
McKay Patrick 34 16/11/1917 Boatswain Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Ann Mckay, Of Bellair, Glenarm, Co. Antrim, And The Late Patrick Mckay.
McMordie Leslie William Watt 28 16/11/1917 First Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Elizabeth Mcmoldie (Nee Watt), Of Dundella, Larne Harbour, Co. Antrim, And The Late James Mcmordie. Born At Belfast.
Moore Alexander 37 16/11/1917 Chief Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Thomas And Catherine Moore; Husband Of Kathleen Isabella Moore (Nee Maguire), Of 3, Orwell Terrace, Ballygomartin Rd., Belfast. Born At Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow.
Porter James 41 16/11/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Jane Porter (Nee Ferguson), Of Seaview, Killyleagh, Co. Down. Born At Killyleagh, Co. Down.
Ritchie James 21 16/11/1917 Third Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of James And Margaret Ritchie (Nee Edgar), Of 2, York St. Lane. Ayr. Born At Campbeltown.
Runnette William John 28 16/11/1917 Carpenter Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John And Maggie Runnette; Husband Of Daisy Edith Runnette (Nee Backler), Of 456, Cregagh Rd., Belfast. Born At Brooklyn, New York.
Shaw Thomas Molyneux 18 16/11/1917 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John James And Margaret Shaw, Of Augharemlaugh, Carnlough, Co. Antrim. Born At Ballinacavid, Co. Antrim.
Skilling James 46 16/11/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Alexander And Letitia Skilling; Husband Of Mary Ann Skilling (Nee Jones), Of 1, Auburn Terrace, Donaghadee, Co. Down. Born At Donaghadee, Co. Down.
Taylor Edwin Lough 22 16/11/1917 Wireless Operator Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Swainson Thompson Taylor, And Eleanor Margaret Taylor, Of Holmcroft, Grange Rd., Newcastle-On-Tyne.
Turlington George Bertram 28 16/11/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son of Frank and Ellen Turlington, of Mountsorrel, Loughborough. Mr. Turlington was a member of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 24 of the Plymouth Naval Memorial.

Garthwaite

Garthwaite was a 5,659 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1917 by W. Dobson & Co. for William Garthwaite. She was sunk on 13 December 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine UB-22 approximately 4 nautical miles East of Whitby. She was en route from the Tyne to New York in ballast.

Garthwaite

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Abdullah Wahab 15/03/1917 Greaser Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Edmond Walter Scott 24 13/12/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Elizabeth Aslett (Formerly Edmond, Nee Scott), Of 10, Eleanor St., South Shields, And The Late John Edmond. Born At Galashiels.
Evans Daniel Joseph 45 13/12/1917 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Samuel And Matilda Ann Jane Evans. Born At Halifax, Yorks.
Hounsden William Mortlock 13/12/1917 Private Tower Hill Memorial Mr. Hounsden was a member of the Royal Marine Light Infantry and is also commemorated on panel 25 of the Chatham Naval Memorial.
Lowry John 24 13/12/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William And Agnes Lowry, Of 21, Hanover St., Belfast.
Muhammad Ismail 15/03/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Muhammad Nasir 15/03/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Newlands Robert 42 13/12/1917 First Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Janet Newlands, And The Late Mr. Newlands; Husband Of Mary Anna Newlands (Nee Payn), Of 92, Marine Approach, South Shields. Born At South Shields.
Parker Philip Ewart 19 13/12/1917 Wireless Operator Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Amy Parker (Nee Robinson), Of 89, Whalley Range, Blackburn, And The Late Charles Henry Parker. Born At Clitheroe.
Petersen Hartwig 21 13/12/1917 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Born In Denmark.
Ramm Oliver 18 13/12/1917 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Charles William And Margaret Ramm, Of 38, Hedley St., South Shields.
Rowell Ralph Ernest 37 13/12/1917 Ship s Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Thomas William And Mary Ann Rowell; Husband Of Elizabeth Rowell (Nee Mcaldle), Of 21, Henry St., Hendon, Sunderland. Born At Sunderland.
Said Ahmad 15/03/1917 Greaser Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Smith James 13/12/1917 Master Tower Hill Memorial

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