Lost in WW1

Industry Ingleside Inishowen Head
Inkosi Inniscarra Innisfallen
Intent Inveramsay Inverbervie
Iolo Ionian


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].

Industry

Industry was a 28 GRT sailing ketch (fishing smack) completed in 1906 at Galmpton and owned by Alfred H Lanfear of Ramsgate. She was removed from the Register in 1914 having been lost - presumed as a result of striking a mine.

There were no survivors

Those lost on Industry are also commemorated on a memorial in Ramsgate Sailor's Church.

Ramsgate Church
Industry

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Chittenden Edward 28/10/1914 Skipper Tower Hill Memorial
Holness Thomas 43 28/10/1914 Mate Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Holness, Of 4, Belmont St., Ramsgate. Born At Ramsgate.
Ward William 16 28/10/1914 Third Hand Tower Hill Memorial Born At Belvedere.
Willis William Thomas 18 28/10/1914 Fourth Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William And Alice Jane Willis, Of 8, Finsbury Rd., Ramsgate.

Ingleside

Ingleside was a 3,736 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1910 by Tyne Iron Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. for Rowland & Marwood's Steamship Co. Ltd. and managed by Headlam & Rowland. She was sunk on 8 May 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-38 at position 38° 08' N, 03° 20' E - approximately 80 nautical miles North-East of Algiers. She was en route from La Goulette to Barrow with a cargo of iron ore.

Ingleside

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Butcher William 16 08/05/1918 Apprentice Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Frederick William And Mary Elizabeth Butcher (Nee Wass), Of 4, Providence Place, Newland Avenue, Hull. Born At Hull.
Davies Gwilyrn Charles 20 08/05/1918 Signalman Tower Hill Memorial Son of James and Matilda Davies, of 2, Bron Deg, Neath. Mr. Davies was a member of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 30 of the Plymouth Naval Memorial.
Fletcher William James Frederick 20 08/05/1918 Fourth Engineer Officer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Thomas William And Annie Elizabeth Fletcher (Nee Williamson), Of, The Treasurer S House, York. Born At Harrogate.
Forde William 33 08/05/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John Forde, Of Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork, And The Late Nora Forde (Nee O Keeffe). Born At Cork.
Healan Edward 44 08/05/1918 Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Maurice And Bridget Healan. Born At Maesteg.
Hein Robert 28 08/05/1918 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son of the late William Kent Hein and Mary Jane Hein, of Plymouth. Mr. Hein was a member of the Royal Naval Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 29 of the Plymouth Naval Memorial.
Hutchinson William John 36 08/05/1918 Assistant Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late William And Mary Hutchinson. Born At Ruswarp.
Ireland John 39 08/05/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Thomas Ireland, Of 4, Kinlock St., Dundee, And The Late Amelia Ireland (Nee Burrie). Born At Dundee.
Jones Edgar 33 08/05/1918 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John And Mary Jones (Nee Kenwood), Of Ty Nant Inn, Taffs Well, Cardiff. Born At Cardiff.
Mills William 43 08/05/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Richard And Jane Mills; Husband Of Emily Mills (Nee Jones), Of 38, Janet St., Cardiff. Born At Limerick.
Nicholson Joseph Lewis 18 08/05/1918 Apprentice Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John Watson Nicholson And Mary Elizabeth Nicholson (Nee Oliver), Of The Golden Lion Hotel, Loftus, Yorks. Born At Loftus, Yorks.
O Leary Michael 52 08/05/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Cork.

Inishowen Head

Inishowen Head was a 3,050 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1886 by Harland & Wolff for Ulster Steamship Co. Ltd. and managed by G.Heyn & Sons. She sank on 14 February 1917 after striking a mine laid by German submarine UC-65 at position 51° 40' N, 05° 15' W - approximately 1.25 nautical miles South of Skokholm Island. She was en route from Dublin to St. John in ballast.


The panel spells the ship's name as Innishowen Head but the correct spelling according to documentation is Inishowen Head.

Inishowen Head

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Mcmaster John 17 14/02/1917 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William And Jane Mcmaster, Of Gransha, Islandmagee, Co. Antrim.

Inkosi

Inkosi was a 3,576 GRT steam passenger/cargo ship completed in 1902 by Hall, Russell & Co. Ltd. for J.T.Rennie & Son. From 1911 she was owned by Charente Steamship Co. Ltd. and managed by T. & J. Harrison. She was sunk on 28 March 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-96 approximately 10 nautical miles South-West of Burrow Head. She was en route from Liverpool to Pernambuco carrying coal and general cargo.

Inkosi

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Frackleton William 31 28/03/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Thomas And Mary Jane Frackleton; Husband Of Blanche Frackleton (Nee Richards), Of 6, Netherfield Place, Liverpool.
Hertford John 37 28/03/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late John And Mary Ann Hertford; Husband Of Alice Hertford (Nee Jessup), Of 4, Corlet St., Liverpool. Born At Liverpool.
Rowan Hugh 31 28/03/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Hugh And Mary Rowan; Husband Of Catharine Rowan (Nee Burns), Of 13, Stanhope St., Liverpool. Born At Liverpool.

Inniscarra

Inniscarra was a 1,412 GRT steam passenger ship completed in 1903 by Wigham Richardson & Co. Ltd. for City of Cork Steam Packet Co. Ltd. She was sunk on 12 May 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-86 approximately 10 nautical miles South-East by East of Ballycottin Island. She was en route from Fishguard to Cork with a general cargo.

Inniscarra
Inniscarra

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Attridge Arthur 72 12/05/1918 Carpenter Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Thomas And Margaret Attridge; Husband Of Bessie Attridge (Nee Riordan), Of 3, St. James Place, Cork. Born At Cork.
Buckley F 27 12/05/1918 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Hannah Buckley (Nee Mccarthy), Of 5, Hegartys Square, Blarney St., Cork, And The Late Timothy Buckley.
Clarke George 61 12/05/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late George And Catherine Clarke. Born At Cork.
Cox Patrick 47 12/05/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Norah Cox And The Late Morris Cox; Husband Of Ellen Cox (Nee Murphy), Of Ballinure Quarries, Blackrock, Cork. Born At Cork.
Driscoll Daniel 39 12/05/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William And Julia Driscoll; Husband Of Nora Driscoll (Nee Hayes), Of Scilly, Kinsale, Co. Cork. Born At Kinsale, Co. Cork.
Evans William 54 12/05/1918 Second Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late David And Jane Evans; Husband Of Alice Kate Evans (Nee Patrick), Of Tan-Y-Bryn, New Quay, Cardiganshire. Born At Llanllwchaiarn, Cardiganshire.
Forde Michael 66 12/05/1918 Quartermaster Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late John And Catherine Brien Forde; Husband Of Norah Forde, Of 91, Friar St., Cork. Born At Cork.
Geary Maurice 42 12/05/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late James And Ellen Geary; Husband Of Margaret Geary (Nee Hannigan), Of Ballinune, Blackrock, Cork. Born At Cork.
Harrington John 48 12/05/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late John And Ellen Harrington; Husband Of Mary Harrington, Of 4, Cassidy S Avenue. Barrackton, Cork. Born At Cork.
Harris James 36 12/05/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of James And Alfina Dunne Harris, Of Curraghboy, Youghal, Co. Cork.
Hayes Robert 53 12/05/1918 Greaser Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Michael And Julia Hayes; Husband Of Margaret Hayes (Nee Regan), Of Convent Rd., Blackrock, Cork. Born At Cork.
Mullane John 37 12/05/1918 Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Stephen And Isabella Mullane; Husband Of Mary Agnes Mullane (Nee White), Of 23, Kelleher S Buildings, St. Luke S, Cork. Born At Cork.
Murphy Michael 34 12/05/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Nora And The Late John Murphy; Husband Of Catherine Murphy (Nee Coughlan), Of 2, Cork Hill, Kinsale, Co. Cork. Born At Kinsale.
Neill William 60 12/05/1918 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Neill, Of Marion Ville, Blackrock, Co. Cork. Born At Glasgow.
O Brien John 56 12/05/1918 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late John And Mary O Brien; Husband Of Mary O Brien (Nee Murphy), Of 22, Mayfield, Cork, Co. Cork. Born At Middleton, Co. Cork.
O Connell John 27 12/05/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Margaret And The Late David O Connell; Husband Of Norah O Connell (Nee Jones), Of 1, Desmond Square, Cork. Born At Cork.
O Connell Laurence 36 12/05/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John And Ann O Connell, Of Glencarney, Rockchapel, Co. Cork.
O Hare Michael 41 12/05/1918 Greaser Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Michael And Rose O Hare; Husband Of Margaret O Hare (Nee Masterson), Of 48, Cecil St., Newry, Co. Down. Born In Newry.
O Mahony Denis 29 12/05/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of James And Sarah O Mahony, Of 10, Alfred St., Cork.
O Shea Denis 30 12/05/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Edward And Eliza O Shea, Of 76, Great William O Brien St., Blackpool, Cork.
O Sullivan Matthew 53 12/05/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late William And Margaret O Sullivan; Husband Of Mary O Sullivan (Nee Creedon), Of 29, High St., Cork. Born At Cork.
Peters Robert James 32 12/05/1918 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Born At Neyland, Pembrokeshire.
Ryan William 38 12/05/1918 Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Margaret And The Late Hugh Ryan, Of 7, Mahoney S Avenue, Lower Rd., Cork.

Innisfallen

Innisfallen was a 1,405 GRT steam passenger/cargo ship completed in 1896 by Wigham Richardson & Co. for City of Cork Steam Packet Co. She was sunk on 23 May 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine UB-64 at position 53° 26' N, 05° 21' W - approximately 16 nautical miles East by North of the Kish light vessel. She was en route from Liverpool to Cork with a general cargo.

Innisfallen

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Browne C 23/05/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial
Creevy Samuel Joseph 32 23/05/1918 Greaser Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Thomas Creevy, And The Late Jane Creevy; Husband Of Elizabeth Creevy (Nee Brown), Of 5, Everton View, Everton Terrace, Liverpool. Born At Liverpool.
Cronin Daniel 48 23/05/1918 Leading Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son of the late Daniel Cronin, of Blackrock, Cork; husband of the late Ellen Cronin, of 2, Rinymahon Cottages, Blackrock, Cork. Mr. Cronin was a member of the Royal Naval Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 29 of the Plymouth Naval Memorial.
Gallagher Francis 29 23/05/1918 Cattleman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John Gallagher, And The Late Maria Gallagher (Nee Conway), Of Inishbiggle, Ballycroy, Westport, Co Mayo. Born At Ballycroy, Co. Mayo.
Keown John 57 23/05/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Alexander And Ann Keown; Husband Of The Late Anne Keown.
King Thomas 38 23/05/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mary King And The Late Thomas King; Husband Of Catherine King (Formerly Colburn, Nee Frederick), Of 90, Beaufort St., Liverpool. Born In Sierra Leone.
Raybould Leonard Ford 25 23/05/1918 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Harry And Mary Elizabeth Raybould (Formerly Lewis), Of 55, Crosslands Park, Barrow-In-Furness. Born At Barrow-In-Furness.
Robinson Rob 29 23/05/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mrs, C. Robinson, Of 59, Cash St., Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Toby Tom 29 23/05/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Nyenge Mona, Of 22, Cole St., Freetown, Sierra Leone, And The Late Tom Toby. Born At Sierra Leone.
Washington George 23/05/1918 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial

Intent

Intent was a 1,564 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1911 by W. Pickersgill & Sons Ltd. for James Westoll. She was sunk on 8 March 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine UC-40 approximately 4 nautical miles East by North of Seaham. She was in ballast.

Intent

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Morgan Thomas William 27 08/03/1918 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Thomas And Ellen Morgan (Nee Davies), Of 58, Brighton Rd., Gorseinon, Swansea, Glam. Born At Cadoxton, Glam.

Inveramsay

Inveramsay was a 1,438 GRT steel-hulled sailing barque completed in 1891 by Russell & Co. for G. Milne & Co. Ltd. and owned by Munro, Brice & Co. at the time of her loss. She was sunk on 24 April 1917 by gunfire from German submarine U-62 at position 56° 00' N, 11° 30' W . She was en route from Gulport to Cardiff with a cargo of pitch pine. The loss is particularly sad as eight of those on board were apprentices.

After a campaign by George Cogswell and others, the CWGC have eventually added details of this vessel to the addendum panels of the Tower Hill memorial. It appears that the Government at the time disputed this as a war loss. Over 100 years after the event, it has been shown from U-boat records what happened.

Inveramsay

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Albinson Karl 19 27/04/1917 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial
Andersson Gunnar 21 27/04/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial
Arnold Edward E 28 27/04/1917 Mate Tower Hill Memorial
Arthur R 36 27/04/1917 Sailmaker Tower Hill Memorial
Bakhsh Karim Bakhsh Nur 27/04/1917 Boy Tower Hill Memorial Member of the Indian Merchant Navy Service
Birss John 18 27/04/1917 Apprentice Tower Hill Memorial
Bowland Cecil Hammond 17 27/04/1917 Apprentice Tower Hill Memorial
Boyle James 30 27/04/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial
Boyland James 42 27/04/1917 Carpenter Tower Hill Memorial
Christensen Olaf 17 27/04/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial
Clark John B. 16 27/04/1917 Assistant Cook Tower Hill Memorial
Cowell Henry 57 27/04/1917 Cook and Steward Tower Hill Memorial
Cruickshank Sidney Morgan (Billy) 16 27/04/1917 Apprentice Tower Hill Memorial
Forrest W. R. 18 27/04/1917 Apprentice Tower Hill Memorial
Gibbins William Mills 27 27/04/1917 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial
Gleave James 55 27/04/1917 Master Tower Hill Memorial
Graham Thomas Leon 28 27/04/1917 Ordinary Seaman Tower Hill Memorial
Hakim Abdul 27/04/1917 Lascar Tower Hill Memorial Member of the Indian Merchant Navy Service
Jones Henry Watkin John 35 27/04/1917 Fireman and Greaser Tower Hill Memorial
Leonard Herbert A. 22 27/04/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial
McMillan H 17 27/04/1917 Apprentice Tower Hill Memorial
Nannings B.F. 19 27/04/1917 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial
Nilsen Marius 23 27/04/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial
Olesen Halger 24 27/04/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial
Ollett John Engledow 31 27/04/1917 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial
O'Neill James 39 27/04/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial
Pinkerton Joseph 38 27/04/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial
Prescott William 16 27/04/1917 Apprentice Tower Hill Memorial
Sherwood Ernest William 18 27/04/1917 Apprentice Tower Hill Memorial
Smith George L. 37 27/04/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial
Sven Olaf 48 27/04/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial
Turner Arthur Glendenning 17 27/04/1917 Apprentice Tower Hill Memorial
Williams Sam 21 27/04/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial
Wilson Johnie 23 27/04/1917 Ordinary Seaman Tower Hill Memorial
Wood Alexander 48 27/04/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Service No. 108764
Yusuf Balla Miyan 27/04/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Member of the Indian Merchant Navy Service

Inverbervie

Inverbervie was a 4,309 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1913 by Russell & Co. for Inverkip Steamship Co. Ltd. and managed by R. J. Rowat & Co. She was sunk on 14 September 1916 by torpedo fired by Austrian submarine U-4 at position 37° 55' N, 16° 15' E - approximately 17 nautical miles South by West of Cape Rizzuto. She was en route from Cardiff and Messina to Taranto and carrying four motor launches as deck cargo as well as coal.

Inverbervie

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Ah Kong 14/09/1916 Fireman and Trimmer Hong Kong Memorial
Ah Wong 14/09/1916 Fireman and Trimmer Hong Kong Memorial
Ching Lee 14/09/1916 Fireman Hong Kong Memorial
Ching Ng 14/09/1916 Fireman and Trimmer Hong Kong Memorial
McIntosh William 37 14/09/1916 Leading Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Husband of Jane Elizabeth McIntosh, of 7, Marquis Terrace, Chickerell, Weymouth. Member of the Royal Naval Reserve. Also commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial panel 23
Ritchie Henry Lawrence 27 14/09/1916 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Anna Maria Ritzinger (Nee Christiansen), And The Late Charles Ritzinger; Husband Of Beatrice Ritchie (Nee Ford), Of 115, Spring St., Hull. Born At Hull.

Iolo

Iolo was a 3,840 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1899 by Richardson, Duck & Co. for E.Thomas Radcliffe as Paddington. From 1916 she was renamed Iolo. She was sunk on 17 February 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-60 at position 50° 43' N, 09° 30' W - approximately 40 nautical miles South by West of Fastnet. She was en route from Cardiff to La Spezia with a cargo of coal.

Iolo

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Dyne Bertie James 15 17/02/1917 Apprentice Tower Hill Memorial Born At Cardigan.
Glynn R 31 17/02/1917 Boatswain Tower Hill Memorial Born At Ramsgate.

Ionian

Ionian was a 8,265 GRT steam passenger/cargo ship completed in 1901 by Workman, Clark & Co. Ltd. for Allan Line Steamship Co. Ltd. and managed by Canadian Pacific Ocean Services Ltd. She sank on 20 October 1917 after striking a mine laid by German submarine UC-51 at position 51° 35' N, 04° 59' W - approximately 2 nautical miles West of St. Govan's Head. She was en route from Liverpool to Plymouth in ballast.

Ionian

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Brown J 20/10/1917 Waiter Castlemartin (St. Michael) Churchyard
Doyle D 20/10/1917 Trimmer Castlemartin (St. Michael) Churchyard
Keenan Charles 50 20/10/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Peter And Catherine Keenan. Born At Glasgow.
Maguire J 20/10/1917 Assistant Cook Castlemartin (St. Michael) Churchyard
Monjou P 20/10/1917 Steward Castlemartin (St. Michael) Churchyard
Shallow J 36 20/10/1917 Seaman Castlemartin (St. Michael) Churchyard Son Of James Shallow, Of Fisherstown Campile, Co. Wexford.
Simmons Francis Daniel 17 20/10/1917 Waiter Castlemartin (St. Michael) Churchyard Son Of Agnes Simmons, Of 162, Falkner St., Liverpool, And The Late Daniel Simmons. Born At Homerton, London.

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