Lost in WW1

Newminster Abbey Newstead Nigel
Nora Norfolk Coast Norhilda
Normandiet Normandy North Sea
North Wales


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].

Newminster Abbey

Newminster Abbey was a 3,114 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1917 by Tyne Iron Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. for Fisher, Renwick & Co. She was sunk on 7 February 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine UB-48 approximately 44 nautical miles East by North of Cape Creus. She was en route from Genoa to Huelva with a cargo of coal.

Newminster Abbey

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Callaghan John 25 11/03/1918 Wireless Operator Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Anne Callaghan (Nee Carpenter) Of Knightstown, Navan, Co. Meath, And The Late James Callaghan.

Newstead

Newstead was a 2,836 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1894 by Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co. Ltd. for J.J.& C.M.Forster. At the time of her loss she was owned by Alban Steamship Co. Ltd. and managed by Frisken, Miller & Co. She was sunk on 3 March 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-49 at position 52° 02' N, 13° 24' W - approximately 150 nautical miles West-North-West of Fastnet. She was en route from Barry to Naples with a cargo of coal.

Newstead

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Bobeldyke Frederick 18 03/03/1917 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Klaas And Hillegonda Exalto Bobeldyke, Of 107, Haarlemmer, Houtnunen, Amsterdam.
Chaplin Caleb Augustine 49 03/03/1917 First Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Caleb And Angelina Chaplin. Born At Goldhanger, Essex.
Darville J.S.S. 27 03/03/1917 Boatswain and Lamps Tower Hill Memorial Born In London.
Fazil M 03/03/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Gomez G 42 03/03/1917 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Spain.
Gosset Edouard 49 04/03/1917 Cook Tower Hill Memorial Born In Belgium.
Hasan S 03/03/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Kitchen Thomas 18 03/03/1917 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William And Emma Kitchen (Nee Hill), Of 1 Court, 3 House, Norwich St., Sheffield.
Musa A 06/03/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Paterson Ebenezer 41 03/03/1917 Chief Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Flora Paterson (Nee Munro), Of 16, Havelock St., Partick, Glasgow. Born At Glasgow.
Pilgrim Byron 23 08/03/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born In Barbados.
Rontankranz W 25 03/03/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born In London.
Shaikh Muhammad 06/03/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Shores Aaron 30 18/03/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born In Sierre Leone.
Storey William Harold 19 03/03/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William Curry Storey, Of 1, Middleton Yard, Blyth, Northumberland, And The Late Margaret Storey. Born At Tynemouth.

Nigel

Nigel was a 1,392 GRT steam passenger/cargo ship completed in 1903 by Grangemouth & Greenock Dockyard Co. for Geo. Gibson & Co. She sank on 12 November 1915 after striking a mine laid by German submarine UC-6 off Boulogne. She was en route from Newhaven to Boulogne with a cargo of government stores.

Nigel

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Brown Frank 38 12/11/1915 Greaser Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Joseph James And Maria Brown; Husband Of Emma Martha Brown (Nee Wilson), Of 26, Norman Rd., Newhaven, Sussex. Born In London.
Champion Frank Edward 12/11/1915 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Champion, Of 14, South St., Lewes.
Russell William 58 12/11/1915 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late William And Harriett Russell; Husband Of Barbara Russell (Nee Breach), Of North Court Cottages, Cliffe, Lewes, Sussex. Born At Lewes.
Treasurer William Bruce 45 12/11/1915 Chief Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late David And Elizabeth Treasurer; Husband Of Mary Simpson Treasurer (Nee Willis), Of 4, Links Place, Leith. Born At Tayport.

Nora

Nora was a 3,926 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1908 by R. Stephenson & Co. Ltd. for Universal Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. and managed by W. T. Symonds, P. Samuel & Co. Ltd. She was sunk on 3 June 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine UB-105 at position 33° 38' N, 17° 42' E - approximately 205 nautical miles South-East of Malta. She was en route from Alexandria to Bizerta in ballast.

Nora

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Finlay Thomas 36 03/06/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Thomas And Catherine Finlay; Husband Of Edith Finlay (Nee Rowlands), Of 69, Forrest Rd., Canton, Cardiff. Born At Dundalk.

Norfolk Coast

Norfolk Coast was a 782 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1910 by W. Harkess & Son Ltd. for F.H.Powell & Co. From 1917 she was owned by Coast Line Ltd. She was sunk on 18 June 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine UB-30 at position 53° 40' N, 00° 28' E - approximately 23 nautical miles South-East of Flamborough Head. She was en route from Rouen to the Tyne in ballast.

Norfolk Coast

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Higgitt Charles 52 18/06/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Frederick And Margaret Higgitt; Husband Of Mary Ann Higgitt (Nee Bell), Of 8, Cleaze St., Liverpool.
Hoole Frederick Spooner Wallis 25 18/06/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Emily Elizabeth Hoole (Nee Luck), Of 23, Douglas Rd., Maidstone, Kent.
Livingston Ernest Llewellyn 18/06/1918 Mate Tower Hill Memorial
Munson Edwin 56 18/06/1918 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Sarah Elizabeth Munson (Nee Morris), Of 2, Picton Grove, Wavertree, Liverpool. Born In Jersey.
McKenty Patrick 20 18/06/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mrs. Mary McKenty (Nee Mcbride), Of 26, Harbour Rd., Carnlough, Co. Antrim.
Shimmin William Raymond 26 18/06/1918 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William J. And Eleanor Sarah Shimmin (Formerly Corumpe), Of 4, Belgrave St., Glasgow. Born At Geelong, Victoria, Australia.
Stacey Thomas 23 18/06/1918 Leading Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son of Thomas and Christina Stacey, of 23, Market St., Appledore, North Devon. Mr. Stacey was a member of the Royal Naval Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 29 of the Plymouth Naval Memorial
Williams William 32 18/06/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late William And Jane Williams. Born At Beaumaris.

Norhilda

Norhilda was a 1,175 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1910 by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd. for Donald Steamship Co. Ltd. From 1917 she was owned J. Cory & Sons, Ltd. She was sunk on 21 August 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine UC-17 at position 54° 15' N, 00° 10' W - approximately 5 nautical miles South-East of Scarborough. She was en route from Harwich to the Tyne in ballast.

Norhilda

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Leslie Charles Andrew 33 21/08/1917 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Charles And Margaret Leslie; Husband Of Ellen Leslie (Nee Robertson), Of 31, Laygate Place, South Shields. Born At South Shields.

Normandiet

Normandiet was a 1,843 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1902 by Hellerups Skibsvft. & Maskinbyg of Hellerup for D/S Urania of Copenhagen as Kronprincesse Louise. From 1917 she had been renamed Normandiet and was in the hands of the UK Government and managed by Lambert Bros. Ltd. She was sunk on 21 April 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-91 approximately 34 nautical miles South-West by West of the Calf of Man. She was en route from Bilbao to Glasgow with a cargo of iron ore.

Normandiet
Normandiet

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Cole Moses 22 21/04/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born In Sierra Leone.
Douglas Thomas 32 21/04/1918 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Thomas And Catherine Douglas; Husband Of Annie Douglas (Nee Mcewan), Of 180, Gallowgate, Glasgow. Born At Glasgow.
Harrison A 23 21/04/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born In Jamaica.
Hatt Donovan 25 21/04/1918 Ship s Cook Tower Hill Memorial Born At Tobago.
Junaid Ali 21/04/1918 Donkeyman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Knights Herbert 25 21/04/1918 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial (Served As Knights). Son Of Herbert And Hannah Malinda Knights (Nee Hodson); Husband Of Barbara Ann Knights (Nee Ogilvie), Of 24, Cowgate, Edinburgh. Born At Grimsby.
Lawson John 22 21/04/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born In Sierra Leone.
McBean Daniel 48 21/04/1918 First Mate Tower Hill Memorial Born In Jamaica.
McDonald Donald John 21 21/04/1918 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Thomas And Johanna McDonald (Nee Morrison), Of 3, Kylis, Scalpay, Harris, Inverness-Shire. Born At Harris.
McDonald William 27 21/04/1918 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John McDonald, Of 18 Gavinin, Carloway, Stornoway, And The Late Mary McDonald. Born At Govan.
McMurray James 50 21/04/1918 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Annie McMurray, Of 29, Park Rd., Glasgow. Born At Ayr.
McPherson Duncan 67 21/04/1918 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Alexander And Janet McPherson; Husband Of Agnes McPherson (Nee McCreadie), Of 103, Watt St., Glasgow. Born In Stirlingshire.
Nicolson J.M. 33 21/04/1918 Second Mate Tower Hill Memorial Brother Of Isabella Nicolson, Of 18, Hampden St., Glasgow. Born At Stornoway.
Prangnell George 19 21/04/1918 Mess Room Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Matthew Henry Prangnell, Of 39, Cadogan St., Glasgow, And The Late Mary Prangnell (Nee Cameron). Born At Lanark.
Rendall Hector 38 21/04/1918 Master Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mary Rendall, Of 9, Armstrong Terrace, South Shields.
Roberts Ronald William 21/04/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son of Mrs. E. Roberts, of 57, Grove Rd., Rushden, Northants, and the late William Roberts. Mr. Roberts was a member of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 30 of the Plymouth Naval Memorial.
Tago Thomas Bancole 23 21/04/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Lucy Tago (Nee Mclean), Of 46, Hilltown, Dundee. Born At Lagos, West Africa.
Walker Andrew 18 21/04/1918 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Ellen Walker (Nee Wright), Of 9, Lumsden St., Glasgow, And The Late John Walker. Born At Islandmagee, Co. Antrim.
Walker John 44 21/04/1918 Boatswain Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Andrew Graham Walker And Jane Walker; Husband Of Ellen Walker (Nee Wright), Of 9, Lumsden St., Glasgow. Born At At Belfast.

Normandy

Normandy was a 618 GRT passenger/cargo ship (ref) completed in 1910 by Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd. for London, Brighton & South Coast Railway Co. From 1912 she was owned by London & South Western Railway Co. She was sunk on 25 January 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-90 at position 49° 46' N, 01° 44' W - approximately 8 nautical miles East by North of Cape de la Hague. She was en route from Southampton to Cherbourg with a cargo of general cargo and mail.

Normandy
Normandy

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Battrick P 22 25/01/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mrs. Battrick, Of 59, Priory Cottage, Newton Rd., Woolston. Born In Jersey.
Budden Frederick John 40 25/01/1918 Chief Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Annie Budden, Of 131, Bellemoor Rd., Southampton. Born At Southampton.
Clow William Ernest 26 25/01/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John Clow; Husband Of Dora Ethel Clow (Nee Cook), Of 16, Parsonage Rd., Southampton. Born In Essex.
Dawson Gilbert Sidney 20 25/01/1918 Leading Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son of Alfred Hobson Dawson and Mary Ann Dawson, of Windhill, Shipley, Yorks. Mr. Dawson was a member of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 31 of the Chatham Naval Memorial.
English Patrick 24 25/01/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son of Patrick and Mary English, of Kilcurley, Dundalk, Co. Louth. Mr. English was a member of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 29 of the Plymouth Naval Memorial.
Glouskofsky Alexander 49 25/01/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Russia.
Holloway Bertie John 35 25/01/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John And Elizabeth Holloway; Husband Of Emily Alice Holloway (Nee Smith), Of 23, Kingsley Rd., Millbrook, Southampton. Born In London.
Ingram J.S. 33 25/01/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Ingram, Of 59, Priory Cottages, Newton Rd., Woolston. Born At Southampton.
Mulgrave E 16 25/01/1918 Assistant Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mrs Mulgrave, Of 214, Portswood Rd., Southampton. Born At Southampton.
Oliver Thomas 56 25/01/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Mr. And Mrs. Thomas Oliver; Husband Of The Late Ellen Oliver. Born At Hanley, Staffordshire.
Page Sidney Leopold 36 25/01/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of James And Emily Page, Of 27, New Rd., East Copnor, Portsmouth.
Pleace Thomas Edward 48 25/01/1918 Chief Officer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Thomas George Pleace And The Late Sarah Vincent Pleace; Husband Of Agnes Norah Pleace (Nee Butcher), Of The Old House, Foundry Lane, Southampton. Born In Guernsey.
Stevens Josiah Henry 25/01/1918 Assistant Paymaster Tower Hill Memorial Mr. Stevens was part of H.M.S. President but died on the voyage. He was a member of the Royal Naval Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 30 of the Chatham Naval Memorial.
Waugh Wallace Helier 45 25/01/1918 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late John Wallace Waugh, And Eliza Waugh; Husband Of Florence Maud Waugh (Nee Le Coig), Of 9, Suffolk Avenue, Southampton. Born In Jersey, Channel Islands.
Young Walter Henry 44 25/01/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Amelie Young; Husband Of Florence Elizabeth Young (Nee Sheater), Of 76, Albert Rd., Chapel, Southampton. Born At Southampton.

North Sea

North Sea was a 1,711 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1899 by Craig, Taylor & Co. for Sanders Wake & Co. At the time of her loss she was owned by J. Cormack & Co. She was sunk on 31 October 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine UC-65 approximately 2.5 miles nautical miles South-West of Prawle Point. She was en route from West Hartlepool to Pauillac with a cargo of coal.

North Sea

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Bjorkstrom Gustav 52 31/10/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial

North Wales

North Wales was a 4,072 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1909 by J. L. Thompson & Sons Ltd. for North Wales Shipping Co. Ltd. and managed by H. Roberts & Son. She was sunk on 26 October 1916 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-69 South-West of the Scillies. She was en route from Hull to Canada in ballast.

North Wales
North Wales
North Wales

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Appelgren T 37 24/10/1916 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born At Abo, Finland.
Barnby Leonard 15 24/10/1916 Ordinary Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Herbert Barnby, And Clarrie Rhoda Barnby (Nee Loram), Of 17, Poplar St., Hull. Born At Hull.
Crane Fredrick Augustus 23 24/10/1916 Fourth Engineer Officer St. Just-In-Penwith Church Cemetery B. 1. 1. Son Of Robert Newton Crane And Hannah Crane, Of 11, Woodlands Terrace, South Shields, Co. Durham.
Cuivelair James 24 24/10/1916 Ship s Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John And Emma Cuivelair; Husband Of May Cuivelair (Nee Hodgson), Of 8, Clydesdale Avenue, Balfour St., Hull. Born In Trinidad.
Davies 16 24/10/1916 Assistant Cook Tower Hill Memorial Born At Calabar.
Dick Tom 25 24/10/1916 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born In Sierra Leone.
Edwards David 27 24/10/1916 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born In Jamaica.
Griffith Richard David 17 24/10/1916 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John And Jane Griffith, Of Aeldrem, Tregarn, Llangybi, Carnarvon. Born At Llandwrog, Carnarvon.
Hardy Charles 25 24/10/1916 Second Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Thomas And Jessie Ann Hardy; Husband Of Adelaide Hardy (Nee Stewart), Of 28, Birchington Avenue, South Shields. Born At Tingwall, Shetland.
Harrison Walter 33 24/10/1916 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Samuel And Harriet Ann Harrison; Husband Of Alice Lillian Harrison, Of 7, Shaw St., Hull. Born At Goole.
Hughes Richard 35 24/10/1916 Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Margaret Hughes (Nee Davies), Of Craigle, Palace St., Nevin, Carnarvonshire. Born At Nevin.
Hultman E 33 24/10/1916 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born In Sweden.
Jacobsen P 41 24/10/1916 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Norway.
Jones Owen 52 24/10/1916 First Mate Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Jones, Of 39, Granville Rd., Liverpool. Born At Portmadoc.
Jones Robert William 31 24/10/1916 Boatswain and Lamps Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Daniel Jones; Husband Of The Late Kate Jones. Born At Nevin.
Owen Griffith 45 24/10/1916 Master Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Capt. Henry And Catherine Owen Of Morfa Nevin, Carnarvonshire; Husband Of Jane Owen, Of Erw Goch, Morfa Nevin. In November, 1914, While In Command Of Another H.M.T. North Wales His Ship Was Caught And Sunk Off Coronel, South America, By German Cruiser Dresden. He Was Made Prisoner And Released After Battle Of Falkland Islands.
Pedersen Erik 20 24/10/1916 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born At Christiansund, Norway.
Rayner Frank 50 24/10/1916 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Agnes Rayner, Of 81, Linshill Terrace, North Shields. Born At Newcastle.
Reed Charles Edward 20 24/10/1916 Apprentice Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Charles Valentine And Letitia Alice Reed, Of College Row, Pauler S Pury, Towcester, Northamptonshire.
Saarena Hjalmar 35 24/10/1916 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial (May Have Been Named Saarinen). Born In Finland.
Sharp Edgar Noel 22 24/10/1916 Third Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William And Eliza Sharp; Husband Of Eliza Sharp (Nee Sinderson), Of 42, Portland Place, Hull. Born At York.
Stanforth Henry Boyes 30 24/10/1916 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Richard Boyes, And Hannah Stanforth; Husband Of Annie Stanforth (Nee Toften), Of 28, Thomas St., Grimsby. Born At Grimsby.
Stewart Walter George 56 26/10/1916 First Engineer Sennen (St. Sennen) Church Cemetery Husband Of Lydia Stewart, Of 12, Cowper Avenue, East Ham, London.
Sundvall Gustaf Adolf 32 26/10/1916 Able Seaman Son Of Amanda And The Late Carl Sundvall; Husband Of Matilda Sundvall, Of 28, Pemberton St., Hull. Born At Helsingfors, Finland.
Tuomi Edward 36 24/10/1916 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born In Finland.
Waite Thomas Henry 17 24/10/1916 Mess Room Steward Tower Hill Memorial (Served As Toose). Son Of Mrs. Alice Waite. Born At Thornaby-On-Tees.
Willeims L 23 24/10/1916 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born At Barbados.
Williams Richard 32 24/10/1916 Storekeeper Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Humphrey And Catherine Williams, Of Tyddyn Seiswllt, Edeyrn, Carnarvonshire.
Williams William 26 24/10/1916 Carpenter Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William Williams, Of Glan Morfa, Morfa Levin, Carnarvonshire, And The Late Mary Williams.
Wright Ernest 17 14/12/1916 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Clara Sophia Steele (Formerly Wright), Of 6, Dutton Rd., Owlerton, Sheffield. Born At Hull.

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