Lost in WW1

Mangara Manistee Manitou
Mansuri Marden Margam Abbey
Margaret (Rye) Margaret (Wick) Maria
Marie Elsie Marie Leonhardt


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].

Mangara

Mangara was a 1,821 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1889 by A. Stephen & Sons for SS. Mangara Co. Ltd. and managed by Maclay & McIntyre. She was sunk on 28 July 1915 by torpedo fired by German submarine UB-16 approximately 0.25 nautical miles East of Sizewell Buoy, Aldeburgh. She was en route from Bilbao to West Hartlepool with a cargo of iron ore.

Mangara

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Anderson Peter 50 28/07/1915 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Charles And Turina Anderson; Husband Of Mary Ann Anderson (Nee Hawke), Of 29, Shakespear St., South Shields. Born In Russia.
Burley Henry Clement 21 28/07/1915 Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Clement And Ellen Louisa Burley. Born At Llanishen.
Cortina Bantista 41 28/07/1915 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Spain.
Crespo Alexandro 22 28/07/1915 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Juan Crespo, Of 96, Peesweep Row, Lugar, Ayrshire, And The Late Angelo Crespo. Born At Santando, Spain.
Lucas William 28 28/07/1915 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mrs. Elizabeth Campbell, Of 2A, New Bridge St., Ayr. Born At Mauchline, Ayrshire.
MacDonald Murdoch 41 28/07/1915 First Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Norman And Jessie MacDonald (Nee Matheson), Of Cove Cottage, Langbank, Port Glasgow. Born At Hiesker, Inverness.
McFadden James 26 28/07/1915 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Grace McFadden, Of 272, Grosvenor Rd., Belfast, And The Late Charles McFadden. Born At Ramelton, Co. Donegal.
McLellan Archibald 26 28/07/1915 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Duncan McLellan And The Late Helen McLellan, Of Cleadale, Isle Of Eigg, Inverness-Shire. His Brothers Donald And Angus Also Fell.
Stewart Alfred Harrison 19 28/07/1915 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Son Of David And Margaret Stewart, Of 9, Rosario Terrace, Perth. Born At Edinburgh.
Ura I 29 28/07/1915 Second Mate Tower Hill Memorial Born In Japan.
Ziolkowsky A 27 28/07/1915 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Born In Russia.

Manistee

Manistee was a 3,869 GRT steam cargo ship (ref) completed in 1904 by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd. for Elders & Fyffes, Ltd. She was sunk on 26 June 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-62 at position 48° 57' N, 08° 08' W - approximately 86 nautical miles West-South-West of Bishop Rock. She was en route from New York to London with a general cargo.

Manistee

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Ali Muhammad 26/06/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Meno Eduardo 20 26/06/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born In Santa Domingo.
Pollard Henry Albert 25 26/06/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mrs. Dora Elcock, Of Georgetown, Demerara. Born At Demerara.
Thompson John 33 26/06/1917 Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Florence May Penlington (Formerly Thompson, Nee Whatling), Of 6, Neptune St., Garston, Lancs. Born At Glasgow.
Williams Henry 31 26/06/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born At St. Thomas, West Indies.

Manitou

Manitou was a 6,849 GRT steam passenger/cargo ship completed in 1898 by Furness, Withy & Co. Ltd. for Wilsons & Furness Line as Victoria. From 1898 she was owned by Atlantic Transport Co. and renamed Manitou. She was intercepted on 16 April 1915 by a Turkish torpedo boat during the Dardanelles campaign during which three torpedoes were fired according to official accounts - but none of them did any damage. Several hundred people left the ship voluntarily expecting her to be sunk or blown up as she was carrying a large amount of ammunition. During the attack twenty soldiers who were on board were killed as well as some of the crew - this is due to one of the boats capsizing and a davit breaking as a boat was being lowered. The attacking vessel was driven off by the British cruiser Minerva. There was no damage to Manitou.

Manitou

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Blacklidge John Duncan 31 16/04/1915 Purser Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Gertrude Alice Blacklidge (Nee Snellock), Of 54, South Lane, Malden, Surrey. Born At Stoughton.
Cleverdon Ernest George 15 16/04/1915 Ordinary Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Percy George And Emma Cleverdon, Of 37, Hanover Buildings, Tooley St., London.
Hedley John Haselden 30 16/04/1915 Second Baker Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Charles John Hedley And Of Charlotte Jane Hedley; Husband Of Ada Helen Hedley (Nee Truan), Of 696, Burwood Rd., Auburn, Victoria, Australia. Born In Australia.
Huyghe Robert 26 15/04/1915 Third Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Heltne Huyghe, Of Chaussee De Nieuport 84, Ostend, Belgium. Born At Ostend.
James Percy Edward 17 16/04/1915 Officer s Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Henry And Emma James, Of 54, Hall Rd., East Ham, London.
McCreadie Alexander 26 16/04/1915 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Alexander And Elizabeth McCreadie (Nee Stewart). Born At Glasgow.
McMath John 16/07/1918 Master Port Said War Memorial Cemetery D. 2.
Thompson D 45 16/04/1915 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Liverpool.
Vincent Harry 19 16/04/1915 Engineer s Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Sarah Vincent, Of 124, Charlemont Rd., East Ham, London, And The Late Charles Vincent.

Mansuri

Mansuri was a 3,133 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1894 by Swan & Hunter for Raeburn & Verel as Osborne. At the time of her loss she was owned by Bank Line Ltd. and renamed Mansuri. She left South Shields on 17 November 1916 bound for St. Nazaire and was not seen again. It is presumed that she struck a mine off South Tyne.

There were no survivors

Mansuri

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Ah Hing 17/11/1916 Cook Hong Kong Memorial
Ah Lee 17/11/1916 Mess Room Steward Hong Kong Memorial
Ah Ping 17/11/1916 Carpenter Hong Kong Memorial
Ataullah 17/11/1916 Lascar Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Azimullah Ilahi Bakhsh 17/11/1916 Cassab Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Baru Pir Bakhsh 17/11/1916 Fireman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Bhana Ramji 17/11/1916 First Tindal Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Bhanji Parbhu 17/11/1916 Seacunny Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Buta Jamaluddin 17/11/1916 Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Cameron John Wilson 26 17/11/1916 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late William And Maria Cameron. Born At Glasgow.
Chiragh Din Iman Din 17/11/1916 Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Cox C.E. 19 17/11/1916 Third Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mr. Cox, Of Thornlea, Teddars Leas, Near Shorncliffe, Kent. Born In Berkshire.
De Souza Jose 17/11/1916 Topass Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Doherty P 23 17/11/1916 Wireless Operator Tower Hill Memorial Born At Greenock.
Faqira Shaikh 17/11/1916 Lascar Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Farmanullah 17/11/1916 Oilman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Fateh Din Salla 17/11/1916 Fireman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Fernandes Francis 17/11/1916 Topass Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Ghulam Muhammad 17/11/1916 Donkeyman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Ghulam Muhammad 17/11/1916 Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Ghulam Nabi Muniruddin 17/11/1916 Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Ghulam Rabbani 17/11/1916 Oilman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Gopal Rama 17/11/1916 Seacunny Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Gray J.O. 17/11/1916 Master Tower Hill Memorial
Hutchison S 29 17/11/1916 Chief Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Margaret Hutchison, Of 14, Steel St., Gourock, Lanarkshire.
Imamdin Ditta 17/11/1916 Fireman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Jackson W.H. 31 17/11/1916 First Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mrs. Hannah Swales, Of 6, Royal Crescent, Whitby. Born At Whitby.
Jan Khan Fazldad 17/11/1916 Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Jumma Ghafur 17/11/1916 Bhandary Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Kalim Ilahi Soma 17/11/1916 Fireman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Karimuddin Ilahi Bakhsh 17/11/1916 Donkeyman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Karsan Gopal 17/11/1916 Lascar Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Kasia Daya 17/11/1916 Lascar Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Kerr Hugh S. 33 17/11/1916 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Margaret Kerr, Of 4, Ashburn Gate, Gourock, Glasgow. Born At Greenock.
Lalia Jeram 17/11/1916 Lascar Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Lilia Sukha 17/11/1916 Lascar Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Ling Fong 17/11/1916 Chief Steward Hong Kong Memorial
Lum Kwai 17/11/1916 Assistant Steward Hong Kong Memorial
Mahtab Alt Khaliq 17/11/1916 Fireman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Mansukh Daya 17/11/1916 Lascar Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Maula Bakhsh Mushi 17/11/1916 Oilman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Maulu Imam Din 17/11/1916 Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Mackenzie Murdo 29 17/11/1916 Leading Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son of Alexander and Catherine Mackenzie, of 9, Grimslader, Lochs, Stornoway, Ross-shire. Mr. Mackenzie was a member of the Royal Naval Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 18 of the Chatham Naval Memorial.
McMillan John 46 17/11/1916 Second Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late John And Catherine McMillan; Husband Of Williamina McMillan, Of 6, Hayburn St., Partick, Glasgow. Born At Glasgow.
Moria Pema 17/11/1916 Lascar Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Mudir Imam Bakhsh 17/11/1916 First Tindal Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Muhammad Amir 17/11/1916 Fireman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Nadir Hayatullah 17/11/1916 Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Nana Datiya 17/11/1916 Lascar Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Nana Datiya 17/11/1916 Serang Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Nuruddin Muhammad Ali 17/11/1916 Fireman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Pahlwan Fateh Miyan 17/11/1916 Serang Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Parbu Dhedia 17/11/1916 Seacunny Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Piran Ditta Gama 17/11/1916 Fireman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Poleson Laurence 17 17/11/1916 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Poleson, of Skaw, Whalsay, Lerwick. Mr. Poleson was a member of the Royal Naval Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 23 of the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.
Rahm Ali Mamdu 17/11/1916 Second Tindal Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Rajab Ali Ali Ditta 17/11/1916 Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Rama Bhula 17/11/1916 Lascar Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Ramia Rambhari 17/11/1916 Lascar Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Shabaz Mulla 17/11/1916 Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Shankar Soma 17/11/1916 Second Tindal Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Shankar Waman 17/11/1916 Lascar Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Soma Kesha 17/11/1916 Lascar Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Sukha Bhania 17/11/1916 Seacunny Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Sukha Pagia 17/11/1916 Bhandary Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Sukhla Mitha 17/11/1916 Lascar Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Thatcher Alan Harwood 21 17/11/1916 Fourth Engineer Officer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John Thatcher, Of 5, Spark Terrace, Sunderland.
Walia Keshow 17/11/1916 Winchman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Walya Motia 17/11/1916 Cassab Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Wilayat Muniruddin 17/11/1916 Fireman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai

Marden

Marden was a 297 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1909 by Smith’s Dock Co. Ltd. At the time of her loss she was owned by L.S. Carr & Co. She was sunk on 16 April 1917 by gunfire from German submarine UB-36 approximately 6 nautical miles North-West of Cape Gris Nez. She was en route from Tréport to Newcastle in ballast.

Marden

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Jackson 49 16/04/1917 Master Tower Hill Memorial Son Of E. And A. Jackson, Of Knotingley, Yorks; Husband Of Alice Annie Jackson, Of Sunnyside, Teign St., Teignmouth, Devon.

Margam Abbey

Margam Abbey was a 4,367 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1906 by Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co. Ltd. for Court Line Ltd. as Barrington Court. From 1906 she was owned by Margam Abbey Steamship Co. Ltd. and renamed Margam Abbey. She was torpedoed on 1 November 1917 by German submarine UB-50 at position 37° 12' N, 06° 22' E - off Collo in Algeria where she was beached but later declared a total constructive loss. She was en route from Cardiff to Alexandria with a cargo of coal.

Margam Abbey

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Butler Victor Edmund Renard 20 01/11/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mary Butler, Of New Town Village, St. Vincent, British West Indies. Born At St. Vincent.
Coker William 23 01/11/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Sierra Leone.

Margaret (Rye)

Margaret (Rye) was a 54 GRT steel steam trawler completed in 1905 by P. McGregor & Sons for William E. Colebrook of Rye. One source gives the name of the vessel as Margaret Colebrooke. She sank on 17 December 1916 after striking a mine laid by German submarine UC-21 between Hastings and Dungeness. All the crew were killed apart from an apprentice named Thomas Apps. The deceased are also honoured on the War Memorial at Rye Church.

Magaret

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Boreham George Thomas 51 17/12/1916 Second Hand Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Edith Anna Boreham (Nee Foster), Of 6, Adelaide Terrace, Rye, Sussex. Born At Hastings.
Eldridge William Henry 46 17/12/1916 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Elizabeth Eldridge, Of 9, Spring Crescent, Military Rd., Rye, Sussex. Born At Udimore, Sussex.
Foord William John 40 17/12/1916 Skipper Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William John Foord; Husband Of Elizabeth S. Foord, Of 25, Mann St., Hastings.
Hilder James 37 17/12/1916 Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mr. And Mrs. Hilder; Husband Of Eliza Hilder (Nee Holdstock), Of South Undercliff, Rye, Sussex. Born At Rye.
Hilder John 33 17/12/1916 Fisherman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of James And Naomi Hilder, Of Hucksteps Row, Rye, Sussex; Husband Of Kate Rose Hilder (Nee Baker). Born At Rye.
Martin Alfred 37 17/12/1916 Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Charlotte Ellen Martin (Nee Ditcher), Of 9, Church Square, Rye, Sussex. Born At Rye.

Margaret (Wick)

Margaret (Wick) was a 12 GRT motor fishing smack - possibly a trawler but I have been unable to find more precise details about her. She sank on 5 September 1917 after striking a mine near to Wick.

Magaret

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Gunn James 56 05/09/1917 Fisherman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Peter And Catherine Gunn. Born At Searclet, Wick.
Gunn William 05/09/1917 Skipper Tower Hill Memorial
Miller John 39 05/09/1917 Fisherman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late John And Elizabeth Miller; Husband Of Alexina Miller (Nee Reid), Of 41, Vansittant St., Wick. Born At Scarlet, Wick.
Miller John 05/09/1917 Fisherman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of The Late Elizabeth Miller.
Oag James 36 05/09/1917 Fisherman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late George And Elizabeth Oag; Husband Of Elizabeth Jane Oag (Nee Mccaskill) Of 47, Kinnaird St., Wick, Caithness. Born At Wick.

Maria

Maria has been difficult to trace but I believe she was a 42 GRT sailing vessel (fishing ketch) registered in Hull and owned by Robert Vince of Kingston-on-Hull. On 3 March 1918 a vessel of this type is reported to have foundered with the loss of three members of the crew but I have not been able to find corroboration that this is the same vessel.

Maria

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Noble Frank 18 02/03/1918 Ordinary Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of the late Frederick Noble and of Alice Agnes Noble (nee Knight) of 35 Shere Rd. Deptford London. Born at Gosport, Portsmouth,

Marie Elsie

Marie Elsie was a 2,606 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1895 by W. Gray & Co. Ltd. for Rodocanachi Sons. At the time of her loss she was owned by London-American Maritime Trading Co. Ltd. and managed by Petersen & Co. Ltd. She was sunk on 10 June 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-28 at position 71° 21' N, 34° 16' E - approximately 125 nautical miles North by West of Cape Teriberski. She was en route from Penarth to Archangel with a cargo of coal.

Marie Elsie

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Morgan Thomas 32 10/06/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Morgan, Of 34, Bethlehem Rd., Skewen, Neath. Born At Skewen.
Stamp Frank 19 10/06/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Thomas William And Lilly Stamp, Of North Toodyay, Western Australia. Born At Fremantle, Australia.
Thomas George 49 10/06/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William And Mary Thomas, Of 2, Lombard St., Barry, Glam. Born At Lisvane, Cardiff.

Marie Leonhardt

Marie Leonhardt was a 1,733 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1902 by Schiffsw. v. Henry Koch of Lübeck for Gerhard & Hey as Wilhelm Oelssner. From 1914 she was in the hands of the UK Admiralty and managed by Everett & Newbigin. She sank on 14 February 1917 after striking a mine laid by German submarine UC-11 at position 51° 53' N, 01° 40' E - approximately 2.25 nautical miles East by North of the Sunk light vessel. She was en route from Hartlepool to London with a cargo of coal.

Marie Leonhardt

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Delgardo J 23 14/02/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Rio Grande Do Sul.
Inomata S 31 14/02/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Izo Inomata, Of 524, Tomemashi, Tone-Gori, Miyagi-Ken, Japan. Born In Japan.
Masuda H 25 14/02/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Japan.
McCann Christopher 25 14/02/1917 Boatswain Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Joseph McCann; Husband Of Catherine McCann (Nee Hughes), Of 52, Orchard St., Swansea. Born At Rush, Co. Dublin.
Pimintil Jose M. 34 14/02/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Spain.

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