Lost in WW1

Guildhall H.M.W. Hackensack
Haileybury Halberdier Halcyon (Grimsby)
Halcyon (Yarmouth) Halifax Hanley
Hanna Larsen


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].

Guildhall

Guildhall was a 2,609 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1898 by Tyne Iron Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. for J.E.Guthe & Co. She was sunk on 25 June 1917 y torpedo fired by German submarine U-62 approximately 40 nautical miles South-West by West of Bishop Rock. She was en route from Valencia to Cardiff with a cargo of ore and oranges.

Guildhall
Guildhall

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Bates William James Worth 25 25/06/1917 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late William And Hannah Bates. Born At South Shields.
Brown Daniel Joseph 38 25/06/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Susan Brown And The Late Daniel Brown; Husband Of Florence Brown (Nee Wright), Of 44, Trinity St., Canning Town, London. Born At Liverpool.
Burn William John Hedley 30 25/06/1917 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Robert And Jane Burn; Husband Of Hannah Mary Burn (Nee Moore), Of 128, John Williamson St., South Shields. Born At South Shields.
Colvin Oliver Gaudie 24 25/06/1917 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Robert Anderson Colvin And Amelia Colvin, Of 7, Ann St., Sunderland. Born At Sunderland.
Davies Willie 21 25/06/1917 Fourth Engineer Officer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Henry And Sarah Davies. Born At Cwmfelin Mynach, Carmarthenshire.
Frazer Gordon Bisset 35 25/06/1917 Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Christina Frazer (Nee Stuart) And The Late Charles Frazer; Husband Of Margaret Young Grant Frazer, Of 36, Carmichael St., Dundee. Born At Aberdeen.
Josenselowsky T 20 25/06/1917 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Born In Russia.
Morgan John 55 25/06/1917 Master Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of The Late Mary Morgan, Bodlondeb, Chwilog, Carnarvonshire.
Ruiz Jesus Leonardo 21 25/06/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born In Spain.
Taylor John William 26 25/06/1917 Boatswain Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John And Elizabeth Taylor, Of 4, Victoria Crescent, Cullercoats, Northumberland.
Wilson George Henry 15 25/06/1917 Assistant Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of George Brown Wilson And Susannah Wilson (Nee Etheridge), Of 5, Albert Terrace, South Shields.
Wright J 20 25/06/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late William And Sarah Ann Wright (Nee Smith). Born At Bedlington.

H.M.W.

H.M.W. was a 75 GRT spritsail sailing barge completed by an unknown builder in Sittingbourne for Samuel West Ltd. She sank on 10 November 1916 after striking a mine laid by German submarine UC-18 approximately 1 nautical mile North by West of the Boulogne light vessel. She was en route from London to Boulogne with a cargo of crucibles.

H.M.W.

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Wells John Henry 50 10/11/1916 Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late John And Louisa Wells; Husband Of Rose Wells (Nee Baker), Of Thatched Cottage, Shotley, Suffolk. Born At Harkstead, Suffolk.

Hackensack

Hackensack was a 4,060 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1904 by Tyne Iron Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. for Stag Line Ltd. as Stephanotis. From 1916 she was owned by Hackensack Steamship Co. Ltd. and managed by Brown, Jenkinson & Co. She was sunk on 25 April 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-82 at position 51° 40' N, 10° 00' W - approximately 180 nautical miles North-West by North of Fastnet. She was en route from Cienfuegos via Halifax to Queenstown with a cargo of sugar.

Hackensack

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Ali Yusuf 25/04/1917 Fireman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Elma Omar 25 25/04/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Aden.
Hasan Muhammad 25/04/1917 Donkeyman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Hashim Ali 25/04/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Lowes Thomas William 27 25/04/1917 Third Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Thomas Preston Lowes And Esther Lowes. Born At West Hartlepool.
Umar Muhammad 25/04/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai

Haileybury

Haileybury was a 2,888 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1902 by W. Pickersgill & Sons for Austin Friares Steam Shipping Co. Ltd. From 1916 she was owned by Wm.Thomas & Sons (Timber Importers) Ltd. and managed by J.E. Fisher & Co. She was sunk on 22 February 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-91 approximately 15 nautical miles South-East by East from The Maidens. She was en route from Glasgow to Nantes with a cargo of coal.

Haileybury

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Livingston John 56 22/02/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Hugh And Annie Livingston; Husband Of The Late Annie Livingston. Born At Ardnamurchan.
Torkilson James Clement 42 22/02/1918 Master Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Selina Jane Torkilson, Of 22 Kimberley Rd., Cardiff, Glam.

Halberdier

Halberdier was a 1,049 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1915 by Ropner & Sons Ltd. for Fisher, Renwick Manchester-London Steamers Ltd. She was sunk on 6 January 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-61 approximately 27 nautical miles West by North of Bardsey Island, St. George Channel. She was en route from Manchester to London with a general cargo.

Halberdier

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Bowden Francis Charles 32 06/01/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of George Bowden And The Late Ann Bowden; Husband Of Emily Bowden (Nee Frost), Of 5, Rose St., Old Trafford, Lancs. Born In The Channel Islands.
Dalby Edwin Thomas George 33 06/01/1918 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Charles And Margaret Dalby; Husband Of Jessie Johnston Dalby (Nee Jackson), Of 88, Clifton St., Old Trafford, Manchester. Born At Folkestone.
Griffith Lewis Robert 60 06/01/1918 First Engineer Llanbeblig (St. Peblig) Churchyard Section G Grave 495 Born At Holyhead.
Hall Frederick William Richmond 23 06/01/1918 Leading Seaman Llanbeblig (St. Peblig) Churchyard Section G Grave 495 Son of Herbert John and Alice Hall, of 21, Bramah Rd., Brixton, London. Mr. Hall was a member of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 31 of the Chatham Naval Memorial.
Higgins William Adam 20 06/01/1918 Able Seaman Llanbeblig (St. Peblig) Churchyard Section G Grave 495 Son of Emma Annie Higgins, of 61, Wainwright St., Aston, Birmingham, and the late Jeffrey Higgins. Mr. Higgins was a member of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 29 of the Plymouth Naval Memorial.

Halcyon (Grimsby)

Halcyon (Grimsby) was a 190 GRT steam trawler completed in 1898 by Cochrane & Cooper Ltd. for Cleethorpes Steam Trawling Co. Ltd. She sank on 19 February 1917 after striking a mine laid by German submarine U-71 off the Butt of Lewis.

Halcyon (Grimsby)

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Bland J.W. 19/02/1917 Skipper Tower Hill Memorial
Dornan Fred 43 19/02/1917 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late James And Elizabeth Doman; Husband Of Annie Dornan (Nee Duffield), Of 8, John S Terrace, Redbourne St., Hull. Born At Leeds.
Greenwood R 41 19/02/1917 Spare Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mrs. Alice Greenwood, Of 16, Day St., Hull.
Harland Henry 43 19/02/1917 Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late William And Sarah Harland; Husband Of Louisa Jane Harland, Of 547, Hessle Rd., Hull. Born At Ramsgate.
Jackson George William 18 19/02/1917 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of George William And Helena Jackson, Of 9, Harritts Terrace, Hull.
Marsden Henry Walter 43 19/02/1917 Deck Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Harriet Rhoda Marsden, Of 56, Paisley St., Hull, And The Late Joseph Marsden. Born At Northallerton, Yorks.
Patterson Charles 55 19/02/1917 Boatswain Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Hymena Patterson (Nee Chapman), Of 88, Coulton St., Hull. Born At Portsmouth.
Rhoades Henry Alfred 36 19/02/1917 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Hannah Rhoades, Of 15, St. Andrew S St., Hull, And The Late William Rhoades.
Watton E 29 19/02/1917 Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Florence Watton, Of 11, Howe St. Jennings St., Hull.
West John William 38 19/02/1917 Third Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Charles Gerrard And Jane Morrish West, Of 7, Walters Terrace, Brighton St., Hull.

Halcyon (Yarmouth)

Halcyon (Yarmouth) was a 141 GRT steam trawler completed in 1893 by Mackie & Thomson for The Great Grimsby Ice Co. Ltd. She had been requisitioned for Admiraly service but returned to fishing at the end of the war. At the time of her loss whe was owned by John T. C. Salmon and registered in Great Yarmouth as YH113. She was last sighted on 30 July 1919 in the North Sea and is assumed to have sunk after striking a mine.

Halcyon (Yarmouth)

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Blake William Henry 45 29/07/1919 Third Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Edward And Louisa Blake; Husband Of Emma Elizabeth Blake (Nee Hurrell), Of 10, Norman Lane, Cobholm, Great Yarmouth. Born At Filby.
Cook Albert Reginald 25 29/07/1919 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Eliza Cook, Of 69, Northgate St., Gt. Yarmouth, And The Late James Cook.
Dean Benjamin Robert 57 29/07/1919 Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Mr. And Mrs. Dean; Husband Of Charlotte Ann Dean (Nee Watson), Of 109, Granville Rd., Gt. Yarmouth.
Harding H 60 29/07/1919 Second Hand Tower Hill Memorial Born At Yarmouth.
Hewitt George 57 29/07/1919 Skipper Tower Hill Memorial Son Of James And Hannah Hewitt, Of Winterton, Norfolk; Husband Of Harriet Elizabeth Hewitt. Of 1, Baker St., Gorleston-On-Sea.
Hewitt George Benjamin 39 29/07/1919 Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Harriett Hewitt And The Late George Hewitt; Husband Of Florence Jane Hewitt (Nee Bowles), Of No. 21, Row 139, Gt. Yarmouth. Born At Winterton, Norfolk.
Mason Robert William 39 29/07/1919 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Born At Hull.
Pratt R 39 29/07/1919 Third Hand Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of E. A. M. Pratt, Of 1, Mashes Row, Millgate, Aylsham. Born At Aylsham.
Wall John Thomas 37 29/07/1919 Third Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John And Harriett Wall; Husband Of Mary Ann Wall (Nee Casey), Of 40, Trafalgar Rd. West, Gorleston. Born At Gorleston.

Halifax

Halifax was a 1,738 GRT steam passenger/cargo ship completed in 1888 by London & Glasgow Engineering & Iron Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. for Canadian Atlantic Steamship Co. She was reported missing after sailing from St. Michael's in the Azores on 11 December 1917 bound for Bordeaux with a general cargo.

There were no survivors

Halifax
Halifax
Halifax

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Allan Walter James 36 12/12/1917 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Priscilla Allan, Of 37, Elmwood St., Sunderland. Born At Sunderland.
Archibald James Charles Edward 25 12/12/1917 Second Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Edward M. Archibald, Of View St., North Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, And The Late Caroline Archibald. Born At Chatham, New Brunswick.
Billam Henry Whinbrooke 38 12/12/1917 Chief Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mary Billam, Of 33, Milton Rd., Copnor, Portsmouth. Born At Sunderland.
Borie Geo. K. 37 12/12/1917 Oiler Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mrs. Katherine Rudy Borie, Of Lyndon, Jefferson County, Kentucky, U.S.A. Born At Kentucky.
Brathem B 32 12/12/1917 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Born In Russia.
Browning C 26 12/12/1917 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Born At Liverpool.
Carranca Juan. 27 12/12/1917 Pantryman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Malta.
Cassar Nicolas 35 12/12/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Malta.
Clark Walter Aston 35 12/12/1917 Master Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Ada Clark, Of 5, Withington Rd., Wallasey, Cheshire.
Coffey J 43 12/12/1917 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Born At Wolverhampton.
Crothalin Vic 27 12/12/1917 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born In Peru.
Cruz M 19 12/12/1917 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Born In Portugal.
Delgardo Joseph 44 12/12/1917 Oiler Tower Hill Memorial Born In Spain.
Erball Felix 30 12/12/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Argentine.
Falzon Carmel Jean 20 12/12/1917 Chief Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Fortunata Falzon, Of 7, Rue Dombasle, Algiers, And The Late Jean Baptiste Falzon. Born In Malta.
Falzon Jean Baptiste 47 12/12/1917 Chief Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Antonie And Carmela Falzon; Husband Of Fortunata Falzon (Nee Benello), Of 7, Rue Dombasle, Algiers. Born In Malta.
Farrugia Vincent 22 12/12/1917 Mess Room Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Pietro And Antonia Farrugia, Of 195, Strada San Michele, Cospicua, Malta. Born In Malta.
Ferruiga Amablis 28 12/12/1917 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Felice And Teresia Ferruiga. Born In Malta.
Galdes John. 24 12/12/1917 Second Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Onorato And Gertrude Galdes. Born In Malta.
Garcia P 22 12/12/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Argentine.
Granfos Vaino Konrad 31 12/12/1917 Carpenter Tower Hill Memorial Born In Finland.
Lagerman C.G. 32 12/12/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Sweden.
Losa J 37 12/12/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Sweden.
Maguire Thomas Patrick 22 12/12/1917 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Michael And Agnes Maguire, Of 92, Granville St., Salford, Manchester. Born At Dublin.
Manuel S 29 12/12/1917 Oiler Tower Hill Memorial Born In Spain.
Moag Roger 38 12/12/1917 Third Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Francis And Ann Moag; Husband Of Mary Moag (Nee Miley), Of 449, West 206Th St., New York. Born At Dunedin, New Zealand.
Morrison William Maver 31 12/12/1917 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Alexander And Mary Jane Morrison (Nee Maver). Born In New Zealand.
Petterson D.F. 12/12/1917 Fourth Engineer Officer Tower Hill Memorial Born In Sweden.
Phelan J.T. 25 12/12/1917 Supercargo Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John G. Phelan, Of 472, North Main St., Wallingford, Conn., U.S.A. Born In Connecticut, U.S.A.
Sander E 24 12/12/1917 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Peter Sander, Of Detsna Nama, Stacija Vainode, Latvia. Born At Libau, Latvia.
Simon E 26 12/12/1917 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Born In Russia.
Steinfeld A 30 12/12/1917 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Didrik Steinfeld, Of Lub-Ezeres, Pagasta Tiesa, Latvia. Born In Latvia.
Stewart Samuel 53 12/12/1917 First Mate Tower Hill Memorial Born At South Shields.
Vaughan K 32 12/12/1917 2nd Steward Tower Hill Memorial Born At Birmingham.
Wilkie Albert Hart 22 12/12/1917 Wireless Operator Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mary Alice Wilkie, Of 323, Shaw St., Toronto, Canada, And The Late James Wilkie. Born At Toronto.

Hanley

Hanley was a 3,331 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1902 by J. L. Thompson & Sons Ltd. for Walter Thomas Steamship Co. Ltd. From 1912 she was owned by Lewis Steamship Co. Ltd. and managed by T.Lewis. She was sunk on 30 May 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-87 at position 29° 23' N, 08° 43' W - approximately 95 nautical miles West of Bishop Rock. She was en route from Bahia Blanca to Falmouth with a cargo of oats.

Hanley

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Bengradi M 30/05/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial

Hanna Larsen

Hanna Larsen was a 1,547 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1903 by Flensburger Schiffbau Ges. for Chinesische Kustenfahrt Ges. From 1914 she was requisitioned by the UK Government and managed by Everett & Newbigin. She was sunk on 8 February 1917 by gunfire from German submarine UC-39 at position 53° 42' N, 00° 39' E - approximately 20 nautical miles East by North of Spurn Point. She wsa en route from London to the Tyne in ballast.

Hanna Larsen

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Arthur William 62 09/02/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mary Arthur (Nee Aiken), Of 76, Byethorne St., South Shields. Born At Peterhead.

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