Lost in WW1

Hollington Hollinside Holmtown
Horatia Hornchurch Horngarth
Hornsund Horsa Horsham
Howth Head Humber


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].

Hollington

Hollington was a 4,221 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1912 by Northumberland Shipbuilding. Co. Ltd. for F.S.Holland. She was sunk on 3 June 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-95 approximately 14 nautical miles South of the Faroe Islands. She was en route from Liverpool to the White Sea in ballast.

Hollington
Hollington

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Barry W 16 02/06/1917 Mess Room Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mrs. M. Barry, Of 3A, Ben Jonson St., Liverpool. Born At Waterford.
Burnett J 02/06/1917 Wireless Operator Tower Hill Memorial
Byrom W 33 02/06/1917 Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Byrom, Of 82, Evelyn St., Kirkdale, Liverpool. Born At Liverpool.
Cameron W.H. 46 02/06/1917 Chief Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Jessie Cameron, Of 2, Bloomfield Terrace, Swansea. Born At Kelso.
Christensen C 28 02/06/1917 Fourth Engineer Officer Tower Hill Memorial Born At Victoria, Australia.
Conroy Michael 46 02/06/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late James And Sarah Conroy; Husband Of Catherine Conroy (Formerly Dougherty, Nee Cummings), Of 40, Torbock St., Liverpool. Born In Ireland.
Elliott Christopher 36 02/06/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Thomas And Mary Elliott. Born At Waterford.
Foster H 16 02/06/1917 Assistant Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mrs. Sarah Foster, Of 9, Green S Cottages, Aigburth Vale, Liverpool.
Foster T.W. 58 02/06/1917 Chief Steward Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mary A. Foster, Of 24, Percy Rd., Seacombe, Cheshire. Born At Liverpool.
Hamilton James 31 02/06/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Minnie Hamilton And The Late James Hamilton; Husband Of Catherine Hamilton (Nee Murray), Of 43, Regent Rd., Liverpool. Born At Belfast.
Hannan Robert 17 02/06/1917 Assistant Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Robert Hannan, Of Parker S Arms, Burnley, Lancs. Born At Rawtenstock.
Harrigan George 26 02/06/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Liverpool.
Hayday Harry 17 02/06/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Arthur Hayday, Of 5, Heskey St., Nottingham. Born In London.
Hogan John Joseph 45 02/06/1917 Carpenter Tower Hill Memorial Born At Dublin.
Kay Joseph 18 02/06/1917 Ordinary Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mr. J. A. Kay, Of 209, Smithdown Lane, Liverpool. Born At Southport.
Kirk S 02/06/1917 Master Tower Hill Memorial
Mccabe Thomas 27 02/06/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of James And Susannah Mccabe; Husband Of Margaret Mccabe (Nee Flattery), Of 32, Birkett St., Richmond Kow, Liverpool. Born At Liverpool.
Mills John William 35 02/06/1917 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Mills, Of 1, Bruten Place, Clifton, Bristol. Born At Liverpool.
Mills Walter 21 02/06/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mrs. R. Mills, Of 7, Darren Hill, Robin Hood S Bay, Yorks. Born At Robin Hood S Bay.
Mitchell T.J. 64 02/06/1917 Ship s Cook Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Eliza Mitchell, Of 52, Stuart Rd., Waterloo, Liverpool. Born At Liverpool.
Owen W.J. 54 02/06/1917 Second Mate Tower Hill Memorial Nephew Of Mrs. Owen, Of 2, Raglan St., Beaumaris. Commissioned In The R.N.R. In 1914 But Invalided Out In 1916. Born At Manchester.
Pennock George 35 02/06/1917 First Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William And Mary Jane Pennock, Of Kent House, Robin Hood S Bay, Yorks. Born At Robin Hood S Bay.
Ralston J 41 02/06/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Dublin.
Reid Thomas 35 02/06/1917 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Reid, Of 1B, Buewen Drive, Moss Lane, Aintree. Born At Liverpool.
Roberts Edward 53 02/06/1917 Boatswain Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Thomas And The Late Maria Roberts; Husband Of Margaret Roberts (Nee Kelly), Of 63, Hughes St., Liverpool. Born At Liverpool.
Ryan Thomas 38 02/06/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late William And Annie Ryan. Born At Liverpool.
Sanders John Richard 26 02/06/1917 Third Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John Sanders, Of Dolton, North Devon, And The Late Ellen Ann Sanders (Nee Adams). Born At Whitestone, Devon.
Teviotdale Frederick William 20 02/06/1917 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Thomas William Teviotdale, Of 18, Nevada St., Bootle, Liverpool. Born In London.
Turner William 31 02/06/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mary Ann Turner (Nee Cowley), And The Late William Turner; Husband Of Mary Turner (Nee Sharp), Of 2 Court, 1 House, Silvester St., Liverpool. Born At Liverpool.
Weaffer Charles 34 02/06/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Margaret Weaffer (Nee Simpson), Of 2, Argyll Place, Liverpool, And The Late Nicolas Weaffer.

Hollinside

Hollinside was a 2,682 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1905 by Short Bros. Ltd. for Charlton Steam Shipping Co. Ltd. and managed by Charlton, McAllum & Co. She was sunk on 3 February 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-43 approximately 115 nautical miles West-South-West of Fastnet. She was en route from Sunderland to Marseille with a cargo of coal.

Hollinside

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Appleton John 61 05/02/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Sunderland.

Holmtown

Holmtown was a 598 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1907 by R. Thompson & Sons Ltd. for Town Line (London) Ltd. and managed by Harrison, Sons & Co. She was posted missing but was later found to have been sunk on 3 February by torpedo fired by German submarine UB-59 East of The Shambles light vessel. She was en route from Rouen to Penarth Dock in ballast.

Holmtown
Holmtown

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Alexandert Albert 23 06/02/1918 Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial Born At St. Lucia.
Daniel T.M. 36 06/02/1918 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Born At St. Lucia.
Davies David John 19 06/02/1918 Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Henry Morgan Davies And Elizabeth Davies (Nee Richards), Of White Gate, Trewn, Letterston, Pembrokeshire. Born At Haverfordwest.
Day William John 39 06/02/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Archibald Mccullum And Elizabeth Day; Husband Of Maud Emma Day (Nee Johns), Of 17, One End St., Appledore, Devon. Born At Appledore.
Gardner John 06/02/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial
Hoy Clifford 06/02/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial
Jackson John Thomas 49 06/02/1918 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Agnes M. Jackson, Of 29, Jackson St., Sunderland. Born At Sunderland.
Kierman Thomas 24 06/02/1918 Second Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Peter And Isabella Kierman; Husband Of Eva Elsie Kierman (Nee White), Of 90, Forrest Rd., Canton, Cardiff. Born At Edinburgh.
Laverick Emmanuel Comby 64 06/02/1918 Master Cardiff (Cathays) Cemetery B. CE. 1811. Husband Of Mary H. Laverick, Of I, Ilton Rd., Pen-Y-Lan, Cardiff.
Rooker George 19 06/02/1918 Ordinary Seaman Tower Hill Memorial B. CE. 1811. Son of George Albert and Lucy Jane Rooker, of 48, Oliver Rd., Erdington, Birmingham. Mr. Rooker was a member of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 30 of the Plymouth Naval Memorial.
Screech Silvanus 44 06/02/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Robert And Caroline Screech; Husband Of Clara Louise Screech (Formerly Hutchings, Nee Shorney), Of 14, New Quay, Appledore, Devon. Born At Appledore.
Tabb William Henry 19 06/02/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William Henry And Rhoda Jane Tabb, Of Temple Bar, Port Isaac, Cornwall.
Vella Paolo 46 06/02/1918 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Nicola And Marianna Vella; Husband Of Emilia Vella (Nee Fenech), Of 100, Strada Mescanti, Valetta, Malta. Born In Malta.
Warman Walter 38 06/02/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Norwich.

Horatia

Horatia was a 216 GRT steam trawler completed in 1900 by Menzies of Inverkeithing for The Rushworth Steam Fishing Company and registered in Grimsby as GY.1134. She was posted missing on 25 March 1915 and may well have struck a mine though this is not confirmed.

There were no survivors


Horatia
Horatia

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Allen E 33 25/03/1915 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Reading.
Brown Henry 63 25/03/1915 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Born At Gravesend.
Farr Robert Edward 50 25/03/1915 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Farr, Of 40, Sidney St., New Cleethorpes. Born At Enfield.
Haines Walter 25/03/1915 Skipper Tower Hill Memorial
Hansen Hans Peter 55 25/03/1915 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Hansen, Of 33, Lovett St., New Cleethorpes. Born In Norway.
Kennington George 60 25/03/1915 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Born At Bradford.
Lucas Clark 52 25/03/1915 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Lucas, Of 131, Weelsby St., Grimsby. Born At Northampton.
Marrington John 64 25/03/1915 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Essex.
Pride Walter George 47 25/03/1915 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born In London.
Robinson Joseph Johnson 47 25/03/1915 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Robinson, Of 10, Rutland St., Grimsby. Born At Grimsby.
Saxby Samuel Arthur 37 25/03/1915 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Saxby, Of 126, Wood St., Grimsby. Born In London.
Smith John 57 25/03/1915 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Smith, Of 219, Hope St., Grimsby. Born At Ipswich.
Thorp Matthew John 57 25/03/1915 Mate Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Thorp, Of 63, Sea View St., Cleethorpes. Born At Suffolk.
Wragg Frederick Fielding 33 25/03/1915 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Wragg, Of 6, Trinity St., Grimsby. Born At Hooley Hill, Lancs.

Hornchurch

Hornchurch was a 2,159 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1916 by Osbourne, Graham & Co. for J.Hudson & Co. Ltd. She sank on 3 August 1917 after striking a mine laid by German submarine UC-29 approximately 3.5 nautical miles East-North-East of Coquet Island. She was en route from London to Methil with a cargo of coal.


Hornchurch

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Harrigan Michael 48 03/08/1917 Lamp Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born At Cork.
Nilsson Oscar 38 03/08/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born in Norway

Horngarth

Horngarth was a 3,609 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1911 by Robert Thompson & Sons Ltd. for Turnbull Bros. Co. Ltd. She was captured by German raider Seeadler and then scuttled approximately 220 nautical miles East-North-East of St. Paul's Rocks. She was en route from Montevideo to Plymouth with a cargo of maize.

Horngarth

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Page Richard Douglas 16 12/03/1917 Apprentice Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Richard Smith Page And Hannah Mary Page (Nee Burns), Of 26, Horne Hill Rd., Poppleton Rd., York.

Hornsund

Hornsund was a 3,643 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1913 by Schiffsw. v. Henry Koch for Dampfschiffs Reederei "Horn" AG. From 1914 she was in the possession of the UK Admiralty and managed by Everitt & Newbigin. She was sunk on 23 September 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine UC-71 approximately 2.5 nautical miles East-South-East of Scarborough. She was en route from the Tyne to London with a cargo of coal.

Hornsund

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
McHale Michael 61 23/09/1917 Greaser Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late John And Mary Mchale (Nee Melia); Husband Of The Late Ellen Mchale (Nee Brown). Born At Liverpool.

Horsa

Horsa was a 2,949 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1894 by W. Gray & Co. Ltd. for Herskind & Co. She was sunk on 30 April 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-93 at position 48° 43' N, 12° 35' W - approximately 195 nautical miles South-West by West of Fastnet. She was en route from Port Briera to Cardiff with a cargo of iron ore.

Horsa

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Brodie William 21 30/04/1917 Leading Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son of William and Catherine Brodie, of 7, Margaret St., Avoch, Ross-shire. Mr. Brodie was a member of the Royal Naval Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 27 of the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.
Casey James 50 30/04/1917 Chief Boatswain Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Jeremiah And Kate Casey; Husband Of Minnie Casey (Nee Conway), Of Church Bay Rd., Crosshaven, Co. Cork. Born At Crosshaven.
Casey James 20 30/04/1917 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mirmie Casey (Nee Conway), Of Church Bay Rd., Crosshaven, Co. Cork, And The Late James Casey. Born At Crosshaven.
Elliott Arthur 30 30/04/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John Elliott, Of 8, South Church St., Cardiff, And The Late Margaret Elliott.
Farrant Walter 17 30/04/1917 Engineer s Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Samuel And Sarah Farrant, Of 20, Sydenham St., Barry Dock, Glam.
Josephson J 21 30/04/1917 Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Russia.
Nash Alfred 54 30/04/1917 Chief Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late George Henry And Mary Nash; Husband Of Mary Ann Nash (Formerly Crallan), Nee Tylor), Of 7, Carlton St., West Hartlepool. Born At West Hartlepool.
Rushton Charles 30/04/1917 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Born At Hartlepool.
Soares M 39 30/04/1917 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Born At Puerto Rico.
Stonehouse Edward Knaggs 65 30/04/1917 Master Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Jane Stonehouse, Of 7, Fishburn Rd., Whitby, Yorkshire.
Tibbo Peter John 19 30/04/1917 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Charity Strickland (Formerly Tibbo, Nee Roberts), Of Harbour Breton, Fortune Bay, Newfoundland, And The Late Peter Tibbo. Born At Harbour Breton. Newfoundland.

Horsham

Horsham was a 406 GRT compound-engined cargo ship completed in 1910 by R. Williamson & Son as Glanoventa. She was sold to Horsham Steamship Co. Ltd. in 1910 and renamed Horsham. The ship survived both WW1 and WW2 and was eventually broken up in 1957 by which time she was named Sneyd. I have been unable to find any information about how Mr. Prigent lost his life.

Horsham

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Prigent Thomas William 42 15/01/1918 Boatswain Tower Hill Memorial Hull Western Cemetery, Compartment 259, Grave 25117 Son of the late Edward and Josephine Prigent; husband of Rosetta Ann Prigent (nee Sugden), of 9, Churchill Crescent, Flinton St., Hull. Born at Truro.

Howth Head

Howth Head was a 4,440 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1906 by Workman, Clark & Co. Ltd. for Ulster Steamship Co. Ltd. and managed by G. Heyn & Sons. She was sunk on 19 April 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-60 at position 52° 20' N, 13° 38' W - approximately 158 nautical miles North-West of Fastnet. She was en route from New Orleans and Norfolk to Dublin.

Howth Head

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Dowd Patrick Joseph 25 19/04/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Hugh Dowd, Of 12, Tublimone Avenue, Dalkey, Co. Dublin, And The Late Jane Dowd.
Stewart Charles 28 19/04/1917 Greaser Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Rachel Stewart, Of 21, Carnmoney St., Belfast, And The Late Mr. Stewart; Husband Of The Late Jane Stewart (Nee Rolston). Born In Belfast.

Humber

Humber was a 280 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1899 by Ardrossan Dry Dock Co. Ltd. for J. B. Knapton. She was sunk on 25 January 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine UB-34 approximately 2 nautical miles East of Sunderland or 4 nautical miles East of the Souter lighthouse. She was en route from Lynn to Dunston with a cargo of wheat.

Humber

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Brasnett Lewis Robert 36 25/01/1918 Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Robert John And Annie Brasnett; Husband Of Ada Brasnett (Nee Cone), Of 4, Stour Terrace, Mistley, Essex. Born At Erith, Kent.
Cook David 25/01/1918 Master Tower Hill Memorial
Halliday William 27 25/01/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Stephen Thomas And Mary Ann Halliday; Husband Of Louisa Mary Halliday (Nee Freear), Of 6, North Terrace, Wisbech, Cambs. Born At Whitstable.
Legood Thomas James 53 25/01/1918 First Engineer Great Yarmouth (Caister) Cemetery D. 407. Son Of Thomas James And Mary Ann Legood, Of Great Yarmouth; Husband Of Harriot Quinton Legood, (Nee Bird) Of 37, Pier Place, Havelock Rd., Great Yarmouth. Born At Great Yarmouth.
Legood Thomas William 23 25/01/1918 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Harriot Quinton Legood (Nee Bird), Of 37, Pier Place, Great Yarmouth, And The Late Thomas James Legood. Born At Great Yarmouth.
Wann Joseph Oliver 32 25/01/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Michael And Jane Anne Wann, Of 38, Bath St., South Shields.
Welberry Albert Joseph 31 25/01/1918 Cook and Steward Skirbeck (St. Nicholas) Churchyard A/C. Mem. Son Of John George, And Annie Rice Welberry, Of 4, Maud Foster Terrace, Skirbeck, Boston, Lincs.

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