Lost in WW1

Lord Carnarvon Lord Charlemont Lord Derby
Lord Howick Lord Stewart Lord Tredegar
Lorle Lough Fisher Lowmount
Lucida


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].

Lord Carnarvon

Lord Carnarvon was a 50 GRT sailing drifter and registered at Lowestoft. I have been unable to find further information about her other than that she sank off Yarmouth on 20 November 1914 after striking a mine.

There were no survivors

Lord Carnarvon

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Aldred Fred 35 19/11/1914 Fisherman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Maria Aldred, Of Wenhaston, Suffolk. Born In Suffolk.
Bird Clifford 19/11/1914 Skipper Tower Hill Memorial
Bond Robert 50 19/11/1914 Fisherman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Bond, Of 52, Frederick Rd., Beccles. Born In Suffolk.
Catchpole Amos 43 19/11/1914 Fisherman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Anna Catchpole, Of Carlton Rd., Pakefield. Born In Suffolk.
Finch William 43 19/11/1914 Fisherman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Elizabeth Finch, Of Pakefield Corner, Carlton, Lowestoft. Born In Suffolk.
Fisk John 36 19/11/1914 Fisherman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Rosa Jane Fisk, Of Carlton Rd., Pakefield. Born In Suffolk.
Grey Alexander 19 19/11/1914 Fisherman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mr. And Mrs. Grey, Of 70, Tennyson Rd., Lowestoft. Born In Suffolk.
Spall Doctor 31 19/11/1914 Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Barbara Spall, Of 28, Millsdene Terrace, Kimberley Rd., Lowestoft. Born In Suffolk.
Temple John W. 39 19/11/1914 Fisherman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Emma Temple, Of Kessingland Rd., Pakefield. Born In Norfolk.
Utting Albert 32 19/11/1914 Mate Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Utting, Of Carlton Rd., Pakefield. Born In Suffolk.

Lord Charlemont

Lord Charlemont was a 3,194 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1886 by Harland & Wolff for Irish Shipowner's Co. Ltd. as Ormiston. In 1888 she was renamed Lord Charlemont. At the time of her loss she was owned by Sun Shipping Co. Ltd. and managed by Mitchell Cotts & Co. She was sunk on 19 April 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-34 at position 36° 15' N, 03° 04' W - approximately 22 nautical miles North of Alboran Island, Morocco. She was en route from La Spezia to Gibraltar in ballast.


Lord Charlemont

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Ah Fong 19/04/1918 Fireman Hong Kong Memorial
Chai Sin Lai 19/04/1918 Fireman Hong Kong Memorial
Cheung Fook 19/04/1918 Fireman Hong Kong Memorial
Chow Fook 22/04/1918 Cook Gibraltar (North Front) Cemetery 3858
Kai Lum 19/04/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Hong Kong Memorial
Keasey John Phillipson 27 19/04/1918 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John And Phoebe Jane Keasey (Nee Bowes), Of 27, William St., Hartlepool. Born At Hartlepool.
Shun Kan 19/04/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Hong Kong Memorial
Tao Lum 19/04/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Hong Kong Memorial

Lord Derby

Lord Derby was a 3,757 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1905 by A. McMillan & Son Ltd. for J.Herron & Co. From 1914 she was owned by Occidental & Oriental Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. and managed by P. Samuel & Co. She was sunk on 28 December 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-105 approximately 7 nautical miles South-West by South of St. Ann's Head, St. George Channel. She was en route from Cardiff to Milford Haven with a cargo of coal.

Lord Derby

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Braithwaite Jack 21 28/12/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Katherine Braithwaite, Of 16, Hunter St., Port Of Spain, Trinidad. Born In Trinidad.
Johnson Laurie 24 28/12/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Samuel And Sarah Johnson. Born At Barbados.
Pratt James 31 28/12/1917 Greaser Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Kate Irene Pratt (Nee Blackmore), Of 7, Nelson St., Docks, Cardiff. Born At Sierra Leone.

Lord Howick

Information is limited but I believe that Lord Howick was a 215 GRT steam trawler completed in 1911 by Smith's Dock Co. and registered at Grimsby as GY 882. She was reported missing on 14 September 1914. Given the location and date she may well have struck a mine.

There were no survivors

Lord Howick

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Boyle James Gilbert 34 14/09/1914 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Boyle, Of 53, Fuller St., Cleethorpes. Born At North Shields.
Brown Arthur John 39 14/09/1914 Third Hand Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Brown, Of 53, Sydney St., New Cleethorpes. Born In Norfolk.
Coleman Albert Edmund 21 14/09/1914 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Amelia Elizabeth Coleman, Of No. 7, Row 60, Market Place, Great Yarmouth, And The Late Albert Alexander Coleman.
Garner William Harry 18 14/09/1914 Deck Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Emily Townsend (Formerly Garner), Of 2, Ravenspurn Rd., Grimsby, And The Late William Garner.
Merrycraft Joseph William 20 14/09/1914 Deck Hand Tower Hill Memorial (Served As Mitchell). Son Of Frances Mitchell (Formerly Merrycraft), Of 96, Orwell St., Great Grimsby, And The Late Albert Walter Merrycraft. Born At Grimsby.
Rice S 22 14/09/1914 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Rice, Of 114, Rutland St., Grimsby. Born At Boston.
Southwell Sydney James 14/09/1914 Skipper Tower Hill Memorial
Theaker Alexander 54 14/09/1914 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Born At Swinefleet.
Turner James William 31 14/09/1914 Deck Hand Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Turner, Of 2, Railway St., Grimsby. Born At Norwich.
Watts William Jacob 14/09/1914 Second Hand Tower Hill Memorial

I am grateful to Charles Anderson for sending me the cutting below which is from the Hull Daily Mail [70] of 15 January 1915:

Lord Howick

Lord Stewart

Lord Stewart was a 1,445 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1905 by S. P. Austin & Son Ltd. for Marquess of Londonderry and managed by D. N. Grimes. She was sunk on 16 September 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine UB-104 at position 50° 30' N, 03° 17' W - approximately 6 nautical miles East by North of Hope's Nose. She was en route from Cherbourg to Barry in ballast.

Lord Stewart

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Moreno Miguel Delgado 30 16/09/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Bridget Moreno (Nee Carthey), Of 5, Causey Bank, North Shields. Born At St. Vincent, Spain.

Lord Tredegar

Lord Tredegar was a 3,856 GRT steam cargo ship completed in Ropner & Sons Ltd. by Ropner & Sons Ltd. for Lord Tredegar Steamship Co. Ltd. and managed by Thos. H. Mordey, Cardiff. She was sunk on 17 September 1916 by torpedo fired by German submarine UB-43 at position 35° 31' N, 15° 26' E - approximately 51 nautical miles South-East by East of Malta. She was en route from New York to Bombay with a general cargo.

Lord Tredegar

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Georgias A 40 17/09/1916 Fourth Engineer Officer Tower Hill Memorial Born In Greece.
Mohaidis E 25 17/09/1916 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born In Greece.
Polchrome A 19/09/1916 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial (May Have Been Named Polychrom).
Tong Chong 17/09/1916 Fireman and Trimmer Hong Kong Memorial

Lorle

Lorle was a 2,686 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1896 by Irvine & Co. for Trechmann Bros. At the time of her loss she was owned by Alexander Shipping Co. Ltd. and managed by Capper, Alexander & Co. She was sunk on 11 June 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine UB-103 at position 49° 47' N, 05° 14' W - approximately 12 nautical miles South-South-West of The Lizard. She was en route from Bilbao to Heysham with a cargo of ore.

Lorle
Lorle

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Abdus Subhan 11/06/1918 Donkeyman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Beuzreu Chowmel 23 11/06/1918 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Born At Singapore.
Churchill John 29 11/06/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John And Ellen Churchill; Husband Of Mary Ellen Churchill (Nee Cook), Of 5, Myrtle View, Off Christian St., Liverpool. Born At Liverpool.
Clipp Harry Martin 22 11/06/1918 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late George Clipp; Husband Of Nellie Clipp (Nee O Neill), Of 33A, Graigythelfa Rd., Glyntaff, Treforest, Glam. Born In The British West Indies.
Field Francis Joseph 23 11/06/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Thomas Joseph And Mary Field (Nee Fuller), Of 33, Clayton St., Liverpool. Born At Liverpool.
Fleming William Robert 55 11/06/1918 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Jeanie Clark Crockatt Fleming (Nee Mcwalter), Of 3, South Tay St., Dundee. Born At Melbourne, Australia.
Ford William 24 11/06/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John Ford, And The Late Mary Ann Ford; Husband Of Mary Ford (Nee Hird), Of 17, Howe St., Derby Rd., Bootle. Born At Liverpool.
Geoghegan Joseph 35 11/06/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Christopher Geoghegan, Of 5, Upper Gloucester St., Dublin, And The Late Bridge Geogheghan (Nee Mcmoy). Born At Dublin.
Giblin James Michael 11/06/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Mr. Giblin was a member of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 31 of the Chatham Naval Memorial.
Gillen Dominick 47 11/06/1918 Able Seaman Plouescat Communal Cemetery I.B.1A. Son Of Mary Gillen, Of Woodbine Cottage, Rosses Point, Sligo, And The Late Dominick Gillen.
Gray James 54 11/06/1918 Master Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John And Ursulla Gifford Gray, Of Bressay, Shetland; Husband Of Elizabeth Jamieson Gray, Of 21, Park Place, Kinghorn, Fifeshire.
Jones Arthur Theophilus Sumpton 50 11/06/1918 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John Henry Sumpton Jones And Eliza Ann Jones; Husband Of Elizabeth Annie Lillie Jones (Nee Walsh), Of Craganour, St. Mary St., Risca, Newport, Mon. Born At Newport, Mon.
McDevitte John 35 12/06/1918 Second Officer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Daniel And Ellen McDevitte; Husband Of Nellie McDevitte, Of Carrontrome, Moville, Greencastle, Co. Donegal. Born At Shrove, Co. Donegal.
Medley James 28 11/06/1918 Ship s Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Martin James And Elizabeth Medley; Husband Of Mary Medley (Nee Smith), Of 73, Saunby St., Garston, Lancs. Born At Dublin.
Papadopolis Jordanis 35 11/06/1918 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Born In Greece.
Smith John Sydie 28 11/06/1918 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John And Catherine Smith; Husband Of Janet Menzies Smith (Nee Alexander), Of Towerwell House, Newburgh, Fife. Born At Dundee.
Smith Thomas Stanley 19 11/06/1918 Wireless Operator Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John And Sarah Smith (Nee Tunstall), Of 37, Station St., Cockermouth, Cumberland. Born At Cockermouth, Cumberland.
Thomas Henry 19 11/06/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Richard And Maggie Thomas, Of Gwylla, High St., Nevin, Carnarvonshire.
Tierney Thomas Charles 19 11/06/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Michael And Esther Tierney (Nee Mcshane), Of 106, Beckwith St., Birkenhead, Cheshire. Born At Bootle.

Lough Fisher

Lough Fisher was a 418 GRT compound-engined cargo ship completed in 1887 by McIlwaine, Lewis & Co. Ltd. for Lough Fisher Steamship Co. Ltd. and managed by J. Fisher & Sons. She was sunk on 30 March 1918 by gunfire from German submarine U-101 approximately 12 nautical miles South-South-East of Helvick Head (Ireland). She was en route from Cork to Garston with a cargo of pitwood.

Lough Fisher

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Carter George 25 30/03/1918 Ordinary Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son of Elizabeth Carter, of 24, London Rd., Halesworth, Suffolk, and the late Samuel Carter. Mr. Carter was a member of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 30 of the Plymouth Naval Memorial.
Hayden William 17 30/03/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Patrick And Mary Hayden (Nee Mcdonnell), Of 35, Upper Ferrybank, Waterford. Born At Waterford.
Hennessy Michael 20 30/03/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John And Margaret Hennessy (Nee Mcnamara), Of 7, Thomas Hill, Waterford. Born At Waterford.
Hyland Daniel 23 30/03/1918 Leading Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son of Mary A. Hyland, of 4, Camden Terrace, Silvester St., Liverpool, and the late James Hyland. Born in London. Mr. Hyland was a member of the Royal Naval Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 29 of the Plymouth Naval Memorial.
Keane Thomas 27 30/03/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John And Brigid Keane (Nee Dunne), Of 70, Mulgrave Rd., Ferrybank, Waterford. Born At Waterford.
Lenihan Thomas 18 30/03/1918 Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William And Anastasia Lenihan (Nee Croke), Of 8, Anne St., Waterford. Born At Waterford.
Massa Jose F. Inez 30 30/03/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Spain.
McCarthy Denis 34 30/03/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Bridget McCarthy (Nee Henessey), Of 83, Gallows Hill, Waterford, And The Late Patrick McCarthy. Born At Waterford.
Morrissey Martin 51 30/03/1918 Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Thomas And Mary Anne Morrissey; Husband Of Mary Morrissey (Nee Hartery), Of 15, O Brien St., Waterford. Born At Waterford.
Murphy Robert 37 30/03/1918 Master Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William John Murphy, Of Ballywalter, Co. Down; Husband Of Jeannie Murphy, Of 1, Dunleath Terrace, Ballywalter, Co. Down.
Power Walter 66 30/03/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Martin And Mary Power; Husband Of The Late Catherine Power (Nee Tubbit). Born At Wexford.
Purcell Simon 45 30/03/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mary Purcell And The Late Michael Purcell; Husband Of Lucy Purcell (Nee Byrne), Of 5, Jail St., Waterford, Co. Waterford. Born At Bannon, Co. Wexford.
Stewart William Cunningham 46 30/03/1918 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Anne Stewart, And The Late Daniel Stewart; Husband Of Alice Ninita Kate Boon Stewart (Nee Edwards), Of 3, Adair St. Seaside, Aberavon, Port Talbot, Glam. Born At Port Glasgow.

Lowmount

Lowmount was a 2,070 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1888 by S. P. Austin & Son for C.Salvesen & Co. as Orkla. At the time of her loss she was owned by A. Capel and managed by W. L. Scott. She sank on 7 May 1917 after striking a mine laid by German submarine UC-70 approximately 4 nautical miles South-East of Nab Tower. She was en route from Bilbao to Stockton with a cargo of iron ore.

Lowmount

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Callan James 33 07/05/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John Callan, Of 2, Arras Lane, Sunderland, And The Late Elizabeth Callan.
Garcia Raphael 26 07/05/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Carthagena, Spain.
Harrison Joseph 20 07/05/1917 Mess Room Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Simon And Barbara Harrison, Of 17, Burleigh St., Sunderland.
Jensen A.H. 24 07/05/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Jelling, Denmark.
Monk Fred Alfred 24 07/05/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Farringdon, Berks.

Lucida

Lucida was a 1,476 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1899 by Act. Ges. 'Neptun' of Rostock for Holm & Molzen. In 1917 she was under the control of the British Shipping Controller and managed by Everett & Newbigin. She was damaged on 4 November 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine UB-75 approximately 2.5 nautical miles North of Scarborough. She was en route from the Tyne to London with a cargo of steam coal.

Lucida

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Blakeman Angus Mcdearmid 33 04/11/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Alice Blakeman, Of 63, Marshall Rd., South Shields, And The Late James Blakeman.
Dixon Wilfred Thomas 16 04/11/1917 Mess Room Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late John George Dixon, And Agnes Dixon.
McArthur James White 27 04/11/1917 Second Engineer Edinburgh (Warriston) Cemetery C1. 462. Son Of John And Elizabeth Hannah McArthur (Nee White), Of 41, Ferry Road, Leith. Born At Leith.
Stewart John 31 04/11/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John And Ann Stewart; Husband Of Bella Stewart (Nee Keitch), Of 9, Suttie St., Methil, Fifeshire. Born At Gourdon, Montrose.

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