Lost in WW1

Kildale Kildonan Kilmaho
Kilmarnock Kilwinning King George
King Idwal King William Kingsdyke
Kingsley


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].

Kildale

Kildale was a 3,830 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1906 by W. Pickersgill & Sons for Rowland & Marwood's Steamship Co. Ltd. and managed by Headlam & Rowland. She was sunk on 12 April 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-32 at position 36° 44' N, 12° 32' E - approximately 40 nautical miles East by South of Pantelleria Island. She was en route from Barry to Malta with a general cargo.

Kildale

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Boyd Alfred 22 12/04/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of George Robert Boyd; Husband Of Alice Boyd (Nee Lawlan), Of 28, Claughton Rd., Birkenhead. Born At South Shields.

Kildonan

Kildonan was a 2,118 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1898 by W. Pickersgill & Sons for Seville & United Kingdom Carrying Co. Ltd. and managed by J. Cory & Sons Ltd. She was sunk on 29 September 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine UB-35 at position 50° 11' N, 05° 42' W - approximately 2 nautical miles North-North-West of the Pendeen lighthouse. She was en route from Santander to Ardrossan with a cargo of iron ore.

Kildonan
Kildonan

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Cooper David 22 29/09/1917 Boatswain Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mary Cooper (Nee Reid), Of 74, Green St., Ayr, And The Late John Tom Cooper. Born At South Shields.
Davis Frederick 39 29/09/1917 Ship s Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late William James And Elizabeth Davis; Husband Of Jane Davis (Nee Spriggs), Of 14, Sun St., Adamstown, Cardiff. Born At Cardiff.
Hay William Alexander 37 29/09/1917 Mess Room Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John Hay, Of 33, Mansfield St., Partick, Glasgow, And The Late Janet Hay.
James Thomas William 26 29/09/1917 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of David And Mary Jane James (Nee Rees), Of 11, Sea View Place, Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire. Born At Aberystwyth.
Jenkins David 23 29/09/1917 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John Jenkins, Of Rose Vale, Northgate Terrace, Cardigan, And The Late Mary Jenkins (Nee Rees). Born At Cardigan.
Jones Peter 44 29/09/1917 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Peter And Margaret Jones; Husband Of Druscilla Jones (Nee Shallcross), Of 2, Pontcanna Place, Cardiff. Born At Cardiff.
Kent H.B. 29/09/1917 Master Tower Hill Memorial
Leckie John 19 29/09/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Eliza Leckie (Nee Mcallister), Of 62, Cornwall St., Paisley Rd, Glasgow, And The Late James Leckie.
McGarva William 23 29/09/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John Mcgarva, Of 6, Madean St., Glasgow, And The Late Jane Mcgarva (Nee Graham). It is likely that Mr. McGarva is buried at Gwithian (St. Gothian) Churchyard but there are discrepancies in the CWGC data which I have queried.
McGowan Lawrence 28 29/09/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William And The Late Mary Ann McGowan; Husband Of Catherine McGowan (Nee Lafferty), Of 12, Newton St., Partick, Glasgow. Born At Glasgow.
Stewart George 41 29/09/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial (Served As Mcgarrigle). Son Of George Alexander And Ellen Stewart (Nee Mcghee; Husband Of Kate Stewart (Nee Mcinnes). Born At Glasgow.
Tomlinson Henry Sylvester 23 29/09/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mary And The Late Matthew Tomlinson; Husband Of Janet Wilson Tomlinson (Nee Mccrum), Of 46, Queen St., Govan, Lanark. Born At Glasgow.
Toye John 52 29/09/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Patrick Toye, And The Late Catherine Toye; Husband Of Catherine Toye (Nee Leash), Of 17, Benview St., Maryhill, Glasgow. Born In Co. Donegal.
Williams Jenkin Arthur Pritchard 28 29/09/1917 Second Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of M. A. Williams, And The Late John Williams; Husband Of Mary Williams (Nee Davies), Of Hazeldene, New Quay, Cardigan. Born At New Quay.

Kilmaho

Kilmaho was a 2,155 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1898 by J. Priestman & Co. for Seville & United Kingdom Carrying Co. Ltd. and managed by J. Cory & Sons, Ltd. She was sunk on 17 May 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine UB-20 at position 49° 58' N, 05° 19' W - approximately 10 nautical miles West-North-West of The Lizard. She was en route from Cardiff to Dunkirk with a cargo of railway material.

Kilmaho
Kilmaho
Kilmaho

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Boon Joshua Saunders 37 17/05/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Joshua Saunders And Catherine Boon; Husband Of Ellen Boon (Nee Short), Of 3, New Quay St., Appledore, Devon. Born At Appledore.
Cruse James Thomas 32 17/05/1917 Able Seaman and Lamps Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Thomas And Catherine Tucker Cruse, Of 75, High St., Clovelly; Husband Of Caroline Cruse, Of 25, High St., Clovelly, Devon. Born At Clovelly, Devon.
Cruse Thomas William 27 17/05/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Thomas And Catherine Tucker Cruse, Of 75, High St., Clovelly, Devon.
Evans Hugh Price 23 17/05/1917 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John And Annie Evans, Of 27, Station Rd., Penarth. Born At Penarth.
Hasan Muhammad 16/05/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Hill William Richard 50 17/05/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John Hill; Husband Of Charlotte Hill (Nee Bower), Of 8, Albion Place, Heavitree, Exeter. Born In London.
Main John Young 27 17/05/1917 Leading Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son of John and Annie Young Main, of 5, Coal Row, Hopeman, Morayshire. Mr. Main was a member of the Royal Naval Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 27 of the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.
Merrifield J 17/05/1917 Master Tower Hill Memorial
Miyan Ahmad 16/05/1917 Donkeyman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Muhammad Ali 16/05/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Nasir Ali 16/05/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Newey Alfred Herbert 40 17/05/1917 Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mrs. Phyllis Mary Newey, Of 42, Stacey Rd., Cardiff. Born At Liverpool.
Oswald James Bryce 66 17/05/1917 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John And Christina Oswald; Husband Of Mary Agnes Oswald (Nee O Sullivan), Of 3, Wayside Cottage, Eastbrook, Dinas Powis, Glam. Born At Glasgow.
Oswald Sydney Patrick 17 17/05/1917 Mess Room Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mary Agnes Oswald (Nee O Sullivan), Of 3, Wayside Cottage, Eastbrook, Dinas Powis, Glam., And The Late James Bryce Oswald. Born At Penarth.
Palfrey Robert John 52 17/05/1917 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late William And Mary Jane Palfrey; Husband Of Margaret Emma Palfrey (Nee Bale), Of 19, Ivy St., Penarth, Glam. Born At Dartmouth, Devon.
Pengilly Thomas Stanbury 40 17/05/1917 Able Seaman Rhiw (St. Aelrhiw) Churchyard On South-East boundary. Son Of Richard And Grace Pengilly; Husband Of Edith Pengilly (Nee Pennington), Of 44, Clovelly, North Devon. Born Clovelly.
Rowbotham John Thomas 23 17/05/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son of Edward Rowbotham, of 60, Church Street, Bloxwich, Walsall, Staffs, and the late Eliza Jane Rowbotham. Mr. Rowbotham was a member of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 24 of the Plymouth Naval Memorial.
Simpson Alexander 30 17/05/1917 Second Mate Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mary Lavinia Simpson (Nee Flyrm), Of 1, Prince Leopold St., Cardiff. Born At Aberdeen.
Squires William 27 17/05/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John Squires, Of 4, Dudley St., Docks, Cardiff. Born At Cardiff.
Williams Hugh 58 17/05/1917 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late John And Agnes Williams. Born At Bangor.

Kilmarnock

Kilmarnock was a 165 GRT steam trawler completed in 1897 by Mackie & Thomson for Hagerup & Doughty of Grimsby and registered as GY.454. From 1906 she was owned by Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co. She sank on 22 September 1914 after striking a mine approximately 31 nautical miles East of Spurn Head.

Kilmarnock

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Felstead Joseph Ambrose 31 22/09/1914 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mrs. Griffin (Formerly Felstead), And The Late Mr. Felstead; Husband Of Bertha Teresa Felstead (Nee Perry), Of 62, Fraser St., Grimsby. Born At Grimsby.
Harris Joseph 22/09/1914 Skipper Tower Hill Memorial
Mcloughlin Joseph 19 22/09/1914 Deck Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Charles And Isabella Mcloughlin, Of 46, Trinity St., Grimsby.
Secker William 65 22/09/1914 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late William And Rose Secker; Husband Of The Late Sarah Secker. Born At Southrepps, Norfolk.
Thomas Simon Henry 46 22/09/1914 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born At Yarmouth.
Tillson John Edward 19 22/09/1914 Deck Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of George Arthur And Emily Tillson, Of 22, Nelson St., Grimsby. Born At Leicester.

Kilwinning

Kilwinning was a 3,071 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1898 by W. Gray & Co. Ltd. for G.R.Sanderson & Co. as Londesborough. From 1912 she was owned by Kilwinning Steamship Co. Ltd. and managed by Bain Gardner & Co. She was sunk on 24 August 1917 by torpedo fired by Austrian submarine k.u.k. U-14 at position 35° 26' N, 16° 30' E - approximately 94 nautical miles East-South-East of Malta. She was en route from Barry to Port Said with coal and a general cargo.

Kilwinning

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Calimanis George 16/09/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial

King George

King George was a 164 GRT steam trawler completed in 1901 by Schofield, Hagerup & Doughty for Monarch Steam Fishing Co. and Registered at Grimsby as GY.1214. From 1906 she was owned by Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co. and had been in the service of the Royal Navy from 1818-1919 as a Fishery Reserve vessel but was returned to her owners. She was posted as missing on 24 November 1919.

There were no survivors

King George

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Gooch Charles George 32 24/11/1919 Deck Hand Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Gooch, Of 49, Market Place, Cleethorpes.
Grieve John. 47 24/11/1919 First Engineman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Mr. And Mrs. Grieve; Husband Of Mary Grieve (Nee Willis), Of 92, Lovett St., Cleethorpes. Born In London.
Kinch Charles 30 24/11/1919 Second Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Mr. And Mrs. Kinch; Husband Of Emily Kinch (Nee Rudkin), Of 12, Park View, New Cleethorpes. Born At Georgetown, British Guiana.
Langmesser John P. 49 24/11/1919 Second Engineman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Langmesser, Of 327, Weelsby St., Grimsby. Born In Germany.
Lucas Cain 55 20/11/1919 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Lucas, Of 14, Montague St., Grimsby. Born At Northampton.
Madin Walter 24 24/11/1919 Deck Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mrs. Madin, Of 5, Chapel Yard, Grimsby. Born At Sheffield.
Symonds Edmund George 19 24/11/1919 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of George Henry And Laura Symonds, Of 1, Burton S Buildings, St. Peter S Rd., Gt. Yarmouth.
Wilson John Henry 38 24/11/1919 Skipper Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Emma Wilson, Of 37, Pen St., Boston, Lincs.
Winchester John 38 24/11/1919 Third Hand Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Winchester, Of 205, Hope St., Grimsby.

King Idwal

King Idwal was a 3,631 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1906 by J. Readhead & Sons for King Line Ltd. and managed by Philipps, Philipps & Co. Ltd. She was sunk on 22 November 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-75 approximately 35 nautical miles East of Girdle Ness or 29 nautical miles South-East by East of Buchan Ness. She was en route from Archangel to Dunkirk with a cargo of wood.

King Idwal

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Anderson William 61 24/11/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late John And Jane Anderson; Husband Of The Late Agnes Anderson. Born At Carrickfergus.

King William

King William was a 162 GRT steam trawler completed in 1900 by Schofield, Hagerup & Doughty for Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co. She sank on 5 November 1915 after striking a mine approximately 125 nautical miles East by North of Spurn light vessel.

King William

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Ormond Francis 05/11/1915 Skipper Tower Hill Memorial
Patterson William Jacob 50 05/11/1915 Third Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of James Patterson And The Late Mary Ann Patterson; Husband Of Mary Ann Eliza Patterson (Nee Ransome), Of 2, Apollo Walk, Caister Rd., Gt. Yarmouth. Born At Gt. Ormesby.

Kingsdyke

Kingsdyke was a 1,710 GRT compound-engined cargo ship completed in 1888 by Schlesinger, Davis & Co. for Adam Bros & Co. as Orestes. From 1907 she was owned by Ross Allan Johnston. She was sunk on 17 January 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine UB-80 approximately 20 nautical miles North-East by East of Cape Barfleur. She was en route from Rouen to Cardiff in ballast.

Kingsdyke

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Ballantyne Alexander 50 17/01/1918 Chief Officer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Margaret Ballantyne, Of 47, Apsley St., Partick, Glasgow. Born At Airth, Stirlingshire.
Boardman C.J. 46 17/01/1918 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Born At Vancouver.
Bone Joseph 23 17/01/1918 Leading Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son of George and Sarah Bone; husband of Rachael Bone, of 8, School St., South Benwell, Newcastle-on-Tyne. Mr. Bone was a member of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 31 of the Chatham Naval Memorial.
Brooks Robert 27 17/01/1918 Assistant Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William And Mary Elizabeth Brooks; Husband Of Emily Brooks (Nee Emmett), Of 60, Herbert St., Newcastle-On-Tyne. Born At Newcastle-On-Tyne.
Davies Daniel 36 17/01/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Old Calabar.
Dibden William Harry 16 17/01/1918 Cabin Boy Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late William Henry And May Dibden. Born At Southampton.
Fairley Joseph William 30 17/01/1918 Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Joseph Fairley, Of 79, Westminster St., Gateshead, Co. Durham, And The Late Margaret Fairley. Born At Sunderland.
Farquhar George 38 17/01/1918 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Isabella Farquhar, Of 938, Dumbarton Rd., Glasgow. Born At Lossiemouth.
Hayes Daniel 54 17/01/1918 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Born At Preston.
Hutton John 48 17/01/1918 Master Tower Hill Memorial Son Of James And Ann Hutton.
Kenney George 26 17/01/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Trinidad.
Ormerod Tom 20 17/01/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son of Thomas Henry and Sarah Anne Ormerod, of Colne, Lancs. Mr. Ormerod was a member of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 29 of the Plymouth Naval Memorial.
Purcell James 47 17/01/1918 Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of The Late Mrs. Purcell. Born At Helensburgh.
Reid Charles 44 17/01/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Jamaica.
Vincent Frederick Randolph Holder 23 17/01/1918 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Frederick Vincent, And Clara Holder Vincent. Born At Grangetown, British Guiana.

Kingsley

Kingsley was a 679 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1881 by T. & W.Smith for Eccles & Ball. She was damage on 2 January 1918 by gunfire from German submarine U-95 at position 50° 00' N, 05° 40' W - approximately 3 nautical miles East of the Rundelstone Buoy. She was en route from Honfleur to Swansea in ballast.

Kingsley

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Baile Harry 02/01/1918 Mate Penzance Cemetery R9. C. 16.
Emery J 02/01/1918 Steward Pembrey (St. Illtyd) Churchyard North of church.
Erzeneek Martin 38 02/01/1918 Donkeyman Penzance Cemetery Husband Of Florence Elizabeth Caroline Erzeneek, Of 42, Caerleon Rd., Newport, Mon. Born In Russia.
Hydera R.D. 02/01/1918 Fireman Penzance Cemetery R10. C. 17.
McGoverin George 30 02/01/1918 Second Engineer Penzance Cemetery 6. R.C. 6. Son Of Mary Anne Curtis (Formerly Mcgoverin), Of 5, Mont Morin, St. Sampson S, Guernsey And The Late Thomas Mcgoverin. Born In London.

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