Lost in WW1

Lepanto Lesto Lewisham
Libourne Liffey Maid Limeleaf
Limerick LindseyLindsey Linnet
Linwood


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].

Lepanto

Lepanto was a 6,389 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1915 by Russell & Co. for T.Wilson, Sons & Co. Ltd. From 1917 she was owned by Ellerman’s Wilson Line Ltd. She was damaged on 23 October 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine UB-31 approximately 3-4 nautical miles off Dartmouth. She was en route from Middlesbrough to New York.

Lepanto

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Houvenaghel Francois Hubert 34 23/10/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Francois And Annetta Howenaghel; Husband Of Mary Emily Howenaghel (Nee Bell), Of 35, Percy St., Hull. Born At Rotterdam.

Lesto

Lesto was a 1,940 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1916 by S. P. Austin & Son Ltd. for Pelton Steamship Co. Ltd. She was sunk on 23 May 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine UC-21 at position 46° 57' N, 02° 30' W - approximately 8 nautical miles West of the Ile du Pilier. She was en route from Bilbao to Garston with a cargo of iron ore.

Lesto

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Boyle James 19 23/05/1917 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John Boyle, Of 578, Pollokshaws Rd., Glasgow, And The Late Agnes Jane Boyle.
Orange Herbert James 30 23/05/1917 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of James Orange And The Late Eliza Orange; Husband Of Elizabeth Embleton Orange (Nee Watson), Of 16, Chichester Rd., South Shields. Born At Lincoln.
Smith E 26 23/05/1917 Lamps and Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Julia Smith (Nee Kelly), Of 53, Buitengracht St., Cape Town, S. Africa. Born At Cape Town, South Africa.

Lewisham

Lewisham was a 2,810 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1898 by W. Gray & Co. Ltd. for Britain Steamship Co. Ltd. and managed by Watts, Watts & Co. She was sunk on 17 May 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-46 at position 53° 25' N, 13° 30' W - West of Ireland. She was en route from Halifax to Le Havre with a cargo of wheat.

Lewisham
Lewisham

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Ali Ahmad 17/05/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Ali Saleh 17/05/1917 Fireman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Berkemeyer Herman Bernhard Christiaan 23 17/05/1917 Mess Room Steward Tower Hill Memorial Born At Paramaribo, Dutch West Indies.
Cox William Alfred 18 17/05/1917 Apprentice Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William And Charlotte Easter Cox, Of 972, Durham St., Hull.
Elias L 17/05/1917 Engineer s Steward Tower Hill Memorial
Frambrana P 17/05/1917 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial
Garcia B 17/05/1917 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial
Goscomb James 47 17/05/1917 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Mr. And Mrs. Goscomb; Husband Of Jenny Goscomb, Of Rua Frei Gaspar 8F, Sao Vicente, Santos, Brazil. Born At Gloucester.
Hasan Muhammad 17/05/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Hollingshead Harry George 19 17/05/1917 Apprentice Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Harry And Caroline Hollingshead, Of 3, Beaconsfield Mansions, Bromels Rd., Clapham, London. Born At Charlton, Kent.
Johnson George Edward 14 17/05/1917 Apprentice Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Christopher Bacon Johnson And Louisa Johnson (Nee Fenton), Of 426, Beverley Rd., Newland, Hull.
McIlroy Henry 25 17/05/1917 Boatswain Tower Hill Memorial (Served As Hurley). Son Of John McIlroy; Husband Of Mary McIlroy (Nee Shiels), Of 5, Barbour St., Greencastle, Belfast. Born At Belfast.
Merritt Gerald John 21 17/05/1917 Second Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Henry Richard Merritt, Of 163, High St., Strood, Rochester, And The Late Jane Louisa Merritt (Nee Ellaway). Born At Peckham, London.
Morley J 17/05/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial
Mosur A 17/05/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Muhammad Ali 17/05/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Muhammad Ali 17/05/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Newport Alfred Thomas 35 17/05/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Norton Newport And Esther Newport, Of Brewery Square, Stourmouth.
Patterson Charles Reuben 19 17/05/1917 Apprentice Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Roderick And Dora Patterson, Of 80, Stanley St., Blyth, Northumberland.
Persson Edwin Napoleon 36 17/05/1917 Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Per Johansson, Of Bjuw, Sweden. Born In Sweden.
Rutledge James Stewart 35 17/05/1917 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late William And Jane Rutledge (Nee Mckenzie). Born At Dumfries.
Said Bin Saleh 17/05/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Sheikh Ahmad 17/05/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Simms Arthur 26 17/05/1917 First Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Antonia Simms, Of Moorlands, Banbridge, Co. Down, And The Late David Simms. Born At Killaloe.

Libourne

Libourne was a 1,219 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1918 by Clyde Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd. for Moss Steamship Co. Ltd. and managed by J. Moss & Co. Ltd.. She was sunk on 29 September 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-54 at position 49° 47' N, 05° 10' W - approximately 10 nautical miles South of The Lizard. She was en route from Bordeaux to Liverpool with a general cargo.

Libourne

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Cleator John William 19 29/09/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Walter And Annie Cleator (Nee Beesley), Of 15, Standford Avenue, New Brighton, Cheshire.
Morgan Bartholmew 30 29/09/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mary Morgan (Nee Mooney), Of 109, Athol St., St. Albans, Liverpool, And The Late Thomas Morgan. Born At Dundalk.
Thomson Alexander John 22 29/09/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Emily Lillian Thomson (Nee Pettit), And The Late John Andrew Thomson. Born At Dulwich, London.

Liffey Maid

Liffey Maid was a 111 GRT sailing schooner completed in 1865 in Dublin. In 1870 she was owned by James Fisher of Barrow, Lancaster. In 1915 she was owned by Robert McClenahan of Dundalk, Co. Louth and registered at Fleetwood. She sailed from St. Valery for Ellesmere Port on 25 August 1917 with a cargo of flint but was not seen again and posted as missing.

There were no survivors

Liffey Maid

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Davis T 25/08/1917 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial
Jensen Jens Christian 56 25/08/1917 Master Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Lilly Lavinia Jensen, Of 10, Alfreda Rd., Whitchurch, Glam.
Jones Charles 34 25/08/1917 Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Anne Jones And The Late Charles Jones; Husband Of Ellen Janet Jones Of Gwyddfor, Mynytho, Pwllheli. Born At Mynytho, Pwllheli.
Ralph G 25/08/1917 Cook Tower Hill Memorial

Limeleaf

Limeleaf was a 7,339 GRT steam tanker completed in 1916 by Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd. for the British Government and in 1917, when she was attacked, managed by Lane & Macandrew. She was damaged on 19 April 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine UB-40 approximately 10 nautical miles East of the Owers light vessel. She was en route from Port Arthur to Sheerness with a cargo of fuel oil.

Limeleaf

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Dockerty W 19/04/1917 Fireman Portsmouth (Milton) Cemetery M. 2. 8.
Griffin Maurice 53 19/04/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late John And Elizabeth Griffin; Husband Of The Late Ellen Griffin Born At Cork.
Jack W 19/04/1917 Fireman Portsmouth (Milton) Cemetery M. 2. 8.
Jenkins William 35 19/04/1917 Greaser Portsmouth (Milton) Cemetery J. 7. 32. Husband Of Elizabeth Jenkins, Of 31, Princes St., Govan, Glasgow.
McChesney T 19/04/1917 Fireman Portsmouth (Milton) Cemetery J. 7. 32.
Muir J 19/04/1917 6th Engineer Portsmouth (Milton) Cemetery J. 7. 32.
O'Donnell Hugh 19 19/04/1917 Fireman Portsmouth (Milton) Cemetery J. 7. 32. Son Of Hugh O'Donnell, Of Cockhill, Buncrana, Co. Donegal.

Limerick

Limerick was a 5,790 GRT steam passenger/cargo ship (ref) completed in 1898 by Workman, Clark & Co. Ltd. for Houlder Bros. & Co. as Rippingham Grange. From 1912 she was owned by Union Steamship Co. of New Zealand Ltd. and renamed Limerick. She was sunk on 28 May 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-86 at position 48° 53' N, 09° 45' W - approximately 140 nautical miles West by South of Bishop Rock. She was en route from Sydney to London with frozen meat and general cargo.

Limerick

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Bjorseth E 48 28/05/1917 Greaser Tower Hill Memorial Born In Norway.
Currall Frederick 35 28/05/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born In London.
Harding Matthew 33 28/05/1917 Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Samuel And Jane Harding; Husband Of Lilian Harding (Nee Wright), Of 8, Bower Rd., Hackney Wick, London. Born At Wellington, New Zealand.
Jarvis George James 43 28/05/1917 Greaser Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John Edwin And Caroline Jarvis; Husband Of Isabella Jarvis (Nee Glover), Of 6, St. Thomas Rd., Canning Town, London. Born At Canning Town.
Maylor Richard 47 28/05/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born In Hants.
Neild Roy 26 28/05/1917 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Robert Alexander And Lillian May Nield (Nee Graham) Of Railway House, Flinderst St., Townsville, Queensland, Australia. Born At Ipswich, Queensland.
Stacey Frederick Charles 31 28/05/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late John Henry And Louisa Stacey. Born In London.
Young George Kinloch 23 28/05/1917 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William And Mary Young, Of 47, Townend Rd., Dumbarton. Born At Glasgow.

Lindsey

Lindsey was a 290 GRT steam trawler completed in 1919 by Cook, Welton & Gemmell for The Admiralty as Thomas Adney. She was completed as a fishing vessel and sold to Boston Deep Sea Fishing Co. Ltd., renamed Lindsey and registered in Boston as BN.150. She left on a fishing trip on 3 September 1920 and was posted as missing 5 days later. It seems likely that she struck a mine.

There were no survivors

Lindsey

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Brown Frederick Hansard 21 10/09/1920 Deck Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Hansard Brown, Of Newington House, Wyberton, Boston, And The Late Ada Brown.
Butterfield H.W. 33 10/09/1920 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Edith M. Todd (Formerly Butterfield), Of 18, Daisy Dale, Boston. Born At Bermondsey, London.
Duffield A 21 10/09/1920 Mate Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Maggie Duffield, Of White Bridges, Boston. Born At Leith.
Eason J.J. 27 10/09/1920 Third Hand Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Betsy Eason, Of Lawrence Lane, Boston. Born At Hastings.
Forwood Henry Victor 19 10/09/1920 Deck Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Henry Horton And Harriett Mary Forwood, Of 33, Police Station Rd., Lowestoft.
Grant G 43 10/09/1920 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Rose Grant, Of Tooley St., Boston. Born At Grimsby.
Lewis Albert Victor 27 10/09/1920 Skipper Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mabel Mowbray (Formerly Lewis), Of 5, Carlton Rd., Boston.
Lewis Fred 31 10/09/1920 Chief Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Edith Lewis, Of Kirton, Boston. Born At Yarmouth.
Revell J.W. 22 10/09/1920 Deck Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mr. And Mrs. Revell, Of 21 Pulvertoft Lane, Boston.
Warner George 45 10/09/1920 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Warner, Of 38, Duke St., Boston. Born At Yarmouth.

Linnet

Linnet was a 200 GRT steam trawler completed in 1900 in Hull. In 1910 she was owned by Pioneer Steam Fishing Co. Ltd. and registered at Grimsby as GY.1142. She was posted missing in December 1914. The cause of her loss is not known but given the date and location it is assumed that she struck a mine.

There were no survivors

Linnet

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Dossett James 47 01/11/1914 Deck Hand Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Dossett, Of 43, Newmarket St., Grimsby. Born In London.
Ellerby Thomas 30 01/11/1914 Third Hand Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Ellerby, Of 103, Gilby Rd., Great Coates, Grimsby. Born At Ulceby.
Fenwick Stephen 40 01/11/1914 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Fenwick, Of 3 9, Clerk St., Cleethorpes. Born At Halifax.
Hearing John 34 01/11/1914 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Hearing, Of 185, Barcroft St., Cleethorpes. Born At Middlesbrough.
Hurley Thomas 51 01/11/1914 Deck Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Mr. And Mrs. Hurley; Husband Of The Late Alice Hurley. Born At Leeds.
Ormond Albert 26 01/11/1914 Mate Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Ormond, Of 210, Brereton Avenue, Cleethorpes. Born At Grimsby.
Platford Benjamin 42 01/11/1914 Deck Hand Tower Hill Memorial Born At Yarmouth.
Robinson Samuel 34 01/11/1914 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mrs. Robinson, Of 13, Grafton St., Grimsby.
Sams Frank Edward 19 01/11/1914 Apprentice Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Edith Emily Archer (Formerly Sams), Of Broadway, Dunmow, Essex. Born At Dunmow, Essex.
Simonsen Isaac 45 01/11/1914 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born In Faroe.
Wright William 01/11/1914 Skipper Tower Hill Memorial

I am grateful to Charles Anderson for sending me this cutting from the Hull Daily Mail [70] dated 9 December 1914.

Linnett

Linwood

Linwood was a 1,670 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1892 by Blyth Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. Ltd. for W. & E. S. Lamplough & Co. as Gondola. From 1894 she was owned by A.F. Klaveness & Co. On 22 January 1917 she left Gibraltar for Maryport with a cargo of iron ore but was not seen again and posted missing.

There were no survivors

Linwood
Linwood

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Athens Peter 52 22/01/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mary Athens, Of 9, Dolphin St., Newport. Born In Greece.
Capel James Hoskins 22/01/1917 Ordinary Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Mr. Capel was a member of the Royal Navy and is also commemorated on panel 21 of the Plymouth Naval Memorial.
Carlios L.V. 22 22/01/1917 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Born In Greece.
Chicifors Spero 30 22/01/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born In Greece.
Fairless W 50 22/01/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born At Hartlepool.
Fairweather Eric 22 22/01/1917 Second Officer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Lily Fairweather, Of Silvabwn, Whitstone Rd., Paignton, And The Late Robert Fairweather. Born At Barking, Essex.
George Edwin Henry 40 22/01/1917 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William Henry And Emma George; Husband Of Florence Edith George (Nee Drewett), Of 6, Chaplin Rd., Bristol. Born At Bristol.
Giraldeg Angel 32 22/01/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born At Ferrol, Spain.
Grieve John Mearns 16 22/01/1917 Mess Room Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of George Grieve, Of 3, Kirby St., Newport, Mon., And The Late Isabella Cruickshank Grieve (Nee Mearns). Born At Dalton-In-Furness.
Hansen Hermand 27 22/01/1917 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Born At Tonsberg, Norway.
Harrison Walter Tell 52 22/01/1917 Master Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late George And Lydia Harrison; Husband Of Mary Teresa Harrison, Of 4, Bilton Lane, Harrogate.
Hedley William 65 22/01/1917 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Rachel Hedley, Of 7, Ettrick Grove, Chester Rd., Sunderland. Born At Sunderland.
Johnsen J 22 22/01/1917 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Born In Norway.
Jonsson Olof Herman 23 22/01/1917 Boatswain Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Josefina Albertina Vilheknina Jonsson, Of Vivlings, Hellvi, Sweden. Born In Sweden.
Kairis P 24 22/01/1917 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Born In Greece.
Madsen A 24 22/01/1917 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Born In Norway.
Page William Henry 34 22/01/1917 Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Ann And The Late Charles Page; Husband Of Helen Page (Nee Davis), Of 58, Folkestone Gardens, New Cross, London. Born At Swansea.
Pipe Samuel George 32 22/01/1917 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Born At Middlesbrough.
Ries Michael 24 22/01/1917 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mrs. Reet Ries, Of 17, Leadenhall St., London. Born In Russia.
Roftovolos Marie 28 22/01/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born In Greece.
Sorensen Fokole 33 22/01/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born In Denmark.
Stenhouse W.J. 39 22/01/1917 First Mate Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Marjorie Stenhouse, Of 87, Dock View Rd., Barry Dock, Glam. Born At Rangoon.
Stewart Norman 26 22/01/1917 Leading Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Brother of Laura Isabel Stewart, of Maida Vale, London. Native of Newport, Mon. Mr. Stewart was a member of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 24 of the Plymouth Naval Memorial.
Watkins Edwin Boradale 17 22/01/1917 Ordinary Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Edwin George Herbert And Jessie Watkins (Nee Jones), Of 3, Charlotte St., Newport, Mon.

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