Lost in WW1

Northfield Northumbria (1869) Northumbria (1906)
Norwegian Norwood Noya
Nuceria Nyanza (Glasgow) Nyanza (Greenock)
Oakwell Ocana Ocean Crest II


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].

Northfield

Northfield was a 2,099 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1901 by Tyne Iron Shipbuilding Co. Ltd for Northfield Steamship Co. Ltd. By the time of her loss she was owned by Harry Keep. She was sunk on 3 March 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-60 at position 50° 55' N, 04° 45' W - approximately 25 nautical miles South-West of Lundy. She was en route from Glasgow to Devonport with a cargo of coal. She had survived an attack on 28 June 1917 when torpedoed by UB-40 Torpedoed 35 nautical miles West by North of the Shambles Light Vessel - there were no fatalities on that occasion.

Northfield
Northfield

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Abdus Saleh 03/03/1918 Fireman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Ali 03/03/1918 Fireman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Arnold John Thomas 42 03/03/1918 Mate Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Edith Arnold, Of Aire St., Knottingley, Yorkshire. Born At Knottingley.
Benn Victor E. 20 03/03/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son of Willie Benn, of 388, Allerton Rd., Allerton, Bradford, Yorks., and the late Mary Ann Ramskill Benn. Mr. Benn was a member of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 31 of the Chatham Naval Memorial.
Bleasdale John 40 03/03/1918 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Richard And Betsy Bleasdale; Husband Of Alice Bleasdale (Nee Empson), Of 15, Henry St., Goole, Yorks. Born At Lancaster.
Brockie James 24 03/03/1918 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Alexander And Margaret Brockie (Nee Wetherston), Of 87, Union St., Glasgow. Born At Berwick.
Davies Thomas 17 03/03/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of James And Ruth Davies, Of Llanina Arms, Llanarth, Cardigan.
Jackson Alfred 38 03/03/1918 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Alfred And Martha Jackson; Husband Of Minnie Lizzie Jackson (Nee Northing), Of 8, Colonel S Walk, Goole. Born At Goole.
Morrison Norman 22 03/03/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John And Mary Morrison (Nee Mcleod), Of Stockinish, Harris, Invernesshire. Born At Harris, Inverness-Shire.
Ovelar A 03/03/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial
Southcott William Harold 16 03/03/1918 Wireless Operator Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William And Emma Southcott (Nee Dicker), Of Fore St., Morchard Bishop, Devon.
Steele George Robert 48 03/03/1918 Master Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Elizabeth Agnes Steele, Of Lurgan House, Park Avenue, Grimsby.
Tomlinson George 19 03/03/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Capt. John And Elizabeth Tomlinson, Of Knottingley. Born At Knottingley, Yorks.
Tweedy Thomas 48 03/03/1919 Second Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late George And Ellen Tweedy; Husband Of Kate Tweedy, Of Portersgate, Fethard, Wexford. Born At Templetown, Wexford.
Wasim Ahmad 03/03/1918 Fireman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai

Northumbria (1869)

Northumbria was a 856 GRT compound-engined cargo ship completed in 1869 by Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co. Ltd. for John Fenwick & Son. At the time of her less she was owned by Cory Colliers Ltd. She went missing after leaving Leith on 23 December 1915 bound for London and was not seen again.

There were no survivors

Northumbria (1869)
Northumbria (1869)

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Adams A 51 23/12/1915 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late William And Amelia Adams. Born At Whitstable, Kent.
Adams Edwin Richard Phillpott 49 23/12/1915 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late William And Amelia Adams; Husband Of Isabella Adams (Nee Elliott), Of 70, South Palmerston St., South Shields. Born At Whitstable, Kent.
Allen Thomas Foster 63 23/12/1915 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late John And Jane Allen; Husband Of Jane Allen (Nee Harris), Of 1, Wood Terrace, South Shields. Born In London.
Brujere C.A. 23/12/1915 Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial
Corbitt Edward Wilson 47 23/12/1915 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Michael Corbitt, And The Late Anne Kirkley Corbitt; Husband Of Martha Curry Corbitt (Nee Whitehead), Of 17, Bright St., South Shields. Born At Gateshead.
Frick Carl 54 23/12/1915 First Mate Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Minnie Frick, Of 75, North End Rd., Golder S Green, London. Born In Sweden.
Hedley William Mayes 64 23/12/1915 Second Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late William Mayes And Jane Hedley; Husband Of The Late Sarah Arm Hedley (Nee Hall). Born At South Shields.
Marshall Robert Brown 43 23/12/1915 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late William And Catherine Baxter Morton Marshall; Husband Of Margaret Marshall (Nee Knowles), Of 35, Edith St., South Shields. Born At South Shields.
Matheson J 63 23/12/1915 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Mr. And Mrs. James Matheson; Husband Of Mary Ann Elizabeth Matheson (Nee Fall), Of 1, Moon St., Mile End Rd., South Shields. Born At Kirkcaldy.
Nyland John Fredrik 23/12/1915 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Jakob And Wilhelmina Nyland Of Kotka, Finland. Born At Kotka, Finland.
Robason Thomas S. 23/12/1915 Master Tower Hill Memorial
Seago Alfred 61 23/12/1915 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Robert And Mary Seago; Husband Of Elizabeth Seago (Nee Folland), Of 12, Colwyn Rd., West Hartlepool. Born At Gimingham, Norfolk.
Stephenson Robert Allen Weatherburn 36 23/12/1915 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late William And Sarah Stephenson. Born At South Shields.
Thornsen Thomas 23/12/1915 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mrs. Thornsen, Of Ravesand, Arendal, Norway.
Wills John William 39 23/12/1915 Boatswain Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John And Jane Wills, Of Stratford Farm, Rainham, Kent. Born At Rainham.
Wilson Benjamin 47 23/12/1915 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Benjamin And Elizabeth Wilson; Husband Of Barbara Wilson (Formerly Knowles, Nee Davis), Of 4, Harrison S Place, West Holborn, South Shields. Born At South Shields.

Northumbria (1906)

Northumbria was a 4,215 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1906 by Northumberland Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. for Westminster Shipping Co. Ltd. She sank on 9 January 1919 after striking two mines in the North Sea off Scarborough. She was en route from Baltimore to Sunderland.

The following account is from The Times [59] of 11 January 1919:

STEAMER MINED IN THE NORTH SEA

The steamer NORTHUMBRIA, of London, Baltimore for Sunderland, struck two mines in the North Sea off Middlesbrough early on Thursday morning, and sank. The crew got clear away in the boat before the vessel went down, but were driven north by a strong wind. In the evening signals of distress were observed, and were responded to by the Newton Life S aving Apparatus Brigade, who proceeded along the coast to render assistance.

Nothing, however, could be traced, but on their return to Newton beach a ship’s lifeboat was found washed up with two men alive in it. Twelve bodies of the crew were later washed ashore on the North, Northumberland coast. The vessel had a crew of between 50 and 60 hands. There were originally 17 men adrift in the lifeboat washed ashore at Newton, and only two are alive: three of the 17 men, including the pilot, are missing. Nothing is known of the remainder of the crew. The NORTHUMBRIA was a steel screw steamer, of 4,215 tons gross, owned by the Westminster Shipping Company (Limited), of London.
Northumbria (1906)

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Brown Thomas 39 09/01/1919 Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of George Brown, And The Late Jane Brown; Husband Of Isabella Brown (Nee Cowan), Of 1, Assembly St., Leith. Born At Leith.
Bruhn Charles Allan 40 09/01/1919 Pilot South Shields (Harton) Cemetery D. 672. Son Of Charles Christian Bruhn And Annie Bruhn, Of 5, Village Terrace, Westoe, South Shields; Husband Of Kate Bruhn, Of Rodney House, 4, Endsleigh St., Victoria, London.
Burnie William Cummings 49 09/01/1919 Second Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late David And Sarah Burnie; Husband Of Mary Ann Burnie (Nee Parfact), Of 5, Kingsdown Rd., Leytonstone, Essex. Born At Greenwich, London.
Cresswell William Alfred 21 09/01/1919 2nd Steward Kensington (Hanwell) Cemetery 62. 106. Son Of Mr. F. M. And Mrs. L. Cresswell.
Currie James Herbert 29 09/01/1919 Third Engineer Wallsend (Church Bank) Cemetery G. C. 91. Son Of The Late Capt. John And Georgina Margaret Currie.
Dean Alfred Neal 09/01/1919 Fireman and Trimmer Edinburgh (Seafield) Cemetery L. 458. Husband Of Amelia Dean, Of 52, Amersham Vale, New Cross, London.
Edmond Thomas Moncur 28 09/01/1919 Sailor Millburn United Free Churchyard, Cardross A. 2-1/2. Husband Of Elizabeth Crerar Edmond, Of 42, Jellicoe St., Dalmuir, Glasgow.
Ferguson Donald John 27 09/01/1919 Second Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Margaret Ferguson, Of 16, Moir St., Glasgow, And The Late Donald Ferguson.
Hart John Alexander 32 09/01/1919 Carpenter Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John And Sarah Hart; Husband Of Emily Florence Hart (Nee Cockley), Of 58, Scott St., Canning Town, Essex. Born At Woolwich, North Kent.
Henderson J 09/01/1919 Fireman and Trimmer Edinburgh (Seafield) Cemetery A. 334.
Inouye S 09/01/1919 Fourth Engineer Embleton (Spitalford) Cemetery A. C. 556.
Laing James 42 09/01/1919 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mary Ann Laing And The Late Robert Laing; Husband Of Mary Laing (Nee Dowson), Of 37, Trevor Terrace, North Shields. Born At North Shields.
Macdonald Joseph 30 09/01/1919 Able Seaman Embleton (Spitalford) Cemetery A. C. 555. Son Of Neil And Marion Macdonald, Of Brevig, Barra, Inverness-Shire.
Mackie John James 37 09/01/1919 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mrs. Mary Mackie, Of 8, Trinity St., Aberdeen. Born At South Shields.
Mcintosh James Donald 19 09/01/1919 Wireless Operator Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Charles And Jessie Mcintosh, Of Garrawalt St., Braemar, Aberdeen. Born At Crathie.
Mcintyre Peter 19 09/01/1919 Ordinary Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Alexander And Jessie Mcintyre, Of South Boisdale, South Uist, Inverness-Shire.
Mckinnon Neil 30 09/01/1919 Able Seaman Embleton (Spitalford) Cemetery A. C. 554. Son Of The Late Mr. And Mrs. John Mckinnon, Of Tangasdale, Barra, Inverness-Shire.
Mclean John 34 09/01/1919 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Alexander And Annie Mclean; Husband Of Catherine Mclean (Nee Mcneil), Of Tangasdale, Barra, Inverness. Born At Tangasdale.
Mclennon John 34 09/01/1919 Able Seaman Embleton (Spitalford) Cemetery A. C. 557. Son Of Mrs. Jessie Macleod, Of Manish, Harris, Inverness-Shire.
Meehan John 46 09/01/1919 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mary Ann And The Late Andrew Meehan; Husband Of Marion Meehan; (Nee Banks), Of 22A, Cumberland St., Edinburgh. Born At Coollany, Co. Sligo.
Mitchell James 51 09/01/1919 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Peter And Flora Mitchell; Husband Of The Late Mary Mitchell. Born At Leith.
Mizzi Carmelo Aloysius Joseph George 36 09/01/1919 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Guiseppe And Maria Antonia Mizzi.
Molloy Charles 51 09/01/1919 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Charles And Jessie Molloy. Born At Leith.
Muir Thomas 09/01/1919 Chief Steward Kirk Lane Burial Ground
Ogilvie J. Mcf. 09/01/1919 Fireman and Trimmer Edinburgh (Seafield) Cemetery L. 385.
Owen Albert Edward 54 09/01/1919 Chief Officer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Griffiths Owen And Mary Elizabeth Owen; Husband Of Johanna Henrietta Ernestina Owen (Nee Deglas), Of 147, Kelly Rd., Canning Town, London. Born In Carnarvonshire.
Paterson John 25 09/01/1919 Boatswain Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Donald And The Late Ada Mary Louise Paterson. Born At Punta Arenas, South America.
Paterson John Scollick 20 09/01/1919 Wireless Operator Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Allan And Jeanie M. Paterson, Of Main St., Dreghorn, Ayrshire.
Rangasami William 25 09/01/1919 Chief Cook Tower Hill Memorial Born In Mauritius.
Reed Alfred Ernest 37 09/01/1919 Third Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Emma Reed, Of 19, Danvers St., Chelsea, London, And The Late Moses Reed. Born In London.
Robertson Hugh 36 09/01/1919 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John And Mary Robertson, Of 4, Waterloo, Broadford, Skye, Inverness.
Scott R 09/01/1919 Fireman Edinburgh (North Merchiston) Cemetery M. 103.
Smart James 29 09/01/1919 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born At Glasgow.
Thompson Harry 32 09/01/1919 Master Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Susannah Thompson, Of 2, Ocean Rd., Whitby; Son Of Gilbert And Annie Thompson, Of Sleights, Yorkshire.

Norwegian

Norwegian was a 6,237 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1913 by Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd. for Fred. Leyland & Co. Ltd. She sank on 13 March 1917 after striking a mine laid by German submarine UC-43 approximately 4 nautical miles South-West of Seven Heads, Clonakilty Bay. She was en route from New York to Liverpool with a mail, grain and a general cargo.

Norwegian

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Callan Leo 28 13/03/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial (Served As Smith). Son Of Patrick Callan, Of Breslanstown, Drumconrath, Co. Meath, Ireland. Born In Co. Meath.
Mccabe Owen 22 13/03/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mary Mccabe, Of 81, Leyden St., Liverpool, And The Late Patrick Mccabe.
Reilly Edward 23 13/03/1917 Storekeeper Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Francis And Ellen Reilly, Of 24, Blackstone St., Liverpool. Born At Dundalk.
Stewart Francis William 24 13/03/1917 Fourth Engineer Officer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Margaret Stewart (Nee Mackintosh), Of 9, The Square, Grantown-On-Spey, Morayshire, And The Late John Stewart. Born At Premnay, Aberdeenshire.
Tracy Michael 35 13/03/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Johanna Hanley (Formerly Tracey, Nee Fitzgerald), Of Cullane, Knockanevin, Kilfinane, Co. Limerick, And The Late Thomas Tracy. Born At Cullane, Co. Limerick.

Norwood

Norwood was a 798 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1895 by Hall, Russell & Co. for Aberdeen, Newcastle & Hull Steam Co. Ltd. She was sunk on 11 February 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine UC-29 off Aberdeen. She was en route from Middlesbrough to Aberdeen with a general cargo.

Norwood
Norwood

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Aitken John 33 11/02/1917 Second Mate Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Aitken, Of 33, Constitution St., Aberdeen. Born At Shetland.
Booth John 11/02/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Booth, Of 7, Hanover Lane, Aberdeen.
Christie John 63 11/02/1917 Boatswain Tower Hill Memorial Born At Peterhead.
Coutts James 35 11/02/1917 Cook Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Coutts, Of 103, Menzies Rd., Torry, Aberdeen. Born At Aberdeen.
Culling A 16 11/02/1917 Ordinary Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mr. And Mrs. Culling, Of 4, Hedley St., South Shields.
Louden William Murray 11/02/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Louden, Of 6, Kintore Place, Aberdeen.
Massie C 52 11/02/1917 Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Massie, Of 74, Great Northern Rd., Aberdeen.
Morrison L 58 11/02/1917 Carpenter Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Morrison, Of 4, Cherry Bank, Aberdeen. Born At Aberdeen.
Murray Charles 33 11/02/1917 First Mate Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Murray, Of 138, Spital, Aberdeen. Born At Sunderland.
Paterson Alexander 37 11/02/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Paterson, Of Sea View, West North St., Aberdeen. Born At Inverness.
Rutherfoord William 44 11/02/1917 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late William And Margaret Rutherfoord (Nee Will). Born At Musselburgh.
Sangster A 32 11/02/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Sangster, Of 36, Gilcomston Steps, Aberdeen. Born At Peterhead.
Schofield Ernest Haldane 38 11/02/1917 Master Tower Hill Memorial Son Of George Henry And Annie Schofield, Of Stanley House, Belgrave Rd., Bridlington; Husband Of Elsie A. L. Schofield, Of Windles, 26, Roundhay Rd., Bridlington, Yorks.
Silver E.M. 21 11/02/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mr. And Mrs. Silver, Of Woodbank, Pitfodels, Aberdeen. Born At Aberdeen.
Slater T 37 11/02/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Slater, Of 49, Cotton St., Aberdeen. Born At Aberdeen.
Smith William 11/02/1917 Ordinary Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mr. And Mrs. Smith, Of 18, James St., Aberdeen.
Stewart J.W. 25 11/02/1917 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mr. Stewart, Of 6, Richmond Terrace, Aberdeen. Born At Aberdeen.
Troup Alexander G. 48 11/02/1917 Chief Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Troup, Of 85, Fonthill Rd., Aberdeen. Born At Aberdeen.

Noya

Noya was a 4,282 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1912 by W. Doxford & Sons, Ltd for English & American Shipping Co. Ltd. and managed by C. T. Bowring & Co. Ltd. She was sunk on 30 August 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-62 at position 49° 52' N, 05° 22' W - approximately 8 nautical miles West-South-West of the Lizard. She was en route from New Orleans to Falmouth with a cargo of barley and oil.

Noya

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Tucker James 35 30/08/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Tucker, Of New Law Court, Westmoreland St., Freetown, Sierra Leone. Born At Sierra Leone.

Nuceria

Nuceria was a 4,702 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1914 by J. L. Thompson & Sons Ltd. for International Line Steamship Co. Ltd. and managed by George Marwood. She was sunk on 2 October 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-39 at position 35° 27' N, 08° 25' W - approximately 120 nautical miles West by North of Cape Spartel. She was en route from Barry to Italy with a cargo of coal.

Nuceria

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Baxter Ronald George 19 02/10/1917 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Son Of George Hayward Baxter And Alice Baxter, Of 14, Main St., Cadoxton, Barry, Glam. Born At Cardiff.
Hill Matthew 18 02/10/1917 Assistant Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John Wood Hill And Alice Maude Hill, Of 5, Ward S Yard, Baxtergate, Whitby.

Nyanza (Glasgow)

Nyanza (Glasgow) was a 4,053 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1897 by A. Stephen & Sons for SS. Nyanza Co. Ltd. and managed by Maclay & McIntyre. She was sunk on 29 September 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine UB-95 approximately 10 nautical miles North-West by West of Corsewall Point lighthouse. She was en route from Cardiff to Archangel with a cargo of coal.

Nyanza (Glasgow)

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Andrews Samuel 57 29/09/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Charles And Eliza Andrews. Born At Penzance.
Bell Henry 29/09/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial
Corbin Milton 29/09/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial
Donald Hugh 24 29/09/1918 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Robert And Mary Donald (Nee Dick), Of: Rosemount, Islandmagee, Larne; Husband Of The Late Alice Elizabeth Donald. Born At Ballycony.
Evitt William 20 29/09/1918 Fourth Engineer Officer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Janet Evitt (Nee Smart), Of 12, Caird Drive, Partick, Glasgow, And The Late Alexander Evitt. Born At Glasgow.
Kerr Finlay 54 29/09/1918 Master Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Donald And Mary Kerr, Of Lochranya, Isle Of Arran; Husband Of Agnes Brown Kerr, Of West Bay, West Vancouver, British Columbia.
Lewis Stanley Owen 19 29/09/1918 Wireless Operator Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Edmund And Mary Jane Lewis (Nee Owen), Of Maltsters Arms Hotel, Pontypridd, Glam.
McFarlane Malcolm 39 29/09/1918 First Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Jessie McFarlane (Nee McLean), Of 10, Main St., Tobermory, Argyllshire, And The Late John McFarlane.
Morland Andrea 61 29/09/1918 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late John And Agnes Morland; Husband Of Jessie Morland (Nee Mcwilliam), Of 20, Newlands Drive, Partick, Glasgow. Born At Stranraer.
Rastad P 29/09/1918 Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Norway.
Relf Sydney Llewellyn 36 29/09/1918 Ship s Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Harry Relf, Of 29, Rea St., Belle Vue, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, And The Late Lydia Ann Relf (Nee Gwatkin). Born At Pontypool.
Williams Charles Edward 18 29/09/1918 Assistant Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Edward And Eliza Jane Williams (Nee Bartlett), Of 8, Chester St., Grangetown Cardiff. Born At Cardiff.
Young Simon 56 29/09/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Simon And Margrett Young; Husband Of Eliza Ann Young (Nee Wynde), Of 30, Egerton St., Canton, Cardiff. Born At Queenstown.

Nyanza (Greenock)

Nyanza (Greenock) was a 6,695 GRT steam passenger/cargo ship completed in 1906 by Caird & Co. for Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co. She was damaged in two separate incidents:

  • 9 December 1917: She was damaged by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-53 approximately 10 nautical miles off The Lizard. She was en route from London to Calcutta with a general cargo. In this incident 49 people lost their lives.
  • 25 February 1918: She was damaged by torpedo fired by German submarine UB-40 approximately 10 nautical miles off Brighton. She was en route from Falmouth to London in ballast. In this incident 4 people lost their lives
Nyanza (Greenock)

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Abbas Nawaz 24/02/1918 Paniwallah Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Abdur Rahman Ahmad Bhai 09/12/1917 Lascar Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Alahdad Nur Ali 09/12/1917 Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Amirullah Ahmad Khan 09/12/1917 Fireman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Baghe Ali Fazh 09/12/1917 Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Barker Richard George 41 09/12/1917 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Harriett Barker And The Late Harry Barker; Husband Of Olive Jane Barker (Nee Mattocks), Of 188, Wellmeadow Rd., Hither Green, Kent. Born At Queenborough.
Barracho Jose L. 09/12/1917 Pantryman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Coelho Francis P. 09/12/1917 Iceman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Da Cruz E. Pedro S. 09/12/1917 Boy Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Dias Antonio 09/12/1917 Topass Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Din Muhammad Ilahi Bakhsh 09/12/1917 Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Faqir Sahib Saidu Sahib 09/12/1917 Bhandary Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Fateh Khan Karim Khan 09/12/1917 Fireman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Fateh Muhammad Naththu 09/12/1917 Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Fernades Francis 09/12/1917 General Servant Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Fernandes Floriano 09/12/1917 General Servant Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Fonseca Camilo 09/12/1917 General Servant Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Ghulam Shabbir Miran Bakhsh 09/12/1917 Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Husain Muhammad Gaman 09/12/1917 Fireman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Ismail Muhammad 09/12/1917 Lascar Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Jones Hugh Pryce 61 09/12/1917 Quartermaster Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Owen Jones; Husband Of Jane Elizabeth Jones (Nee Law), Of 14, Queen S Grove Rd., Chingford, Essex. Born At Dolgelly.
Kakori Nuruddin 09/12/1917 Fireman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Kallu Miyan Muhammad 09/12/1917 Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Karamdad Umar 24/02/1918 Paniwallah Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Karim Bakhsh Ghasita 09/12/1917 Fireman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Karim Muhammad Ghulam Muhammad 09/12/1917 Tindal Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Lalia Kama 09/12/1917 Fireman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Luna Jose 09/12/1917 General Servant Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Masrur Firoz 09/12/1917 Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Menezes Caetano 09/12/1917 Topass Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Mollison Gilbert Alexander 30 24/02/1918 Fourth Engineer Officer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mrs. M. Mollison, Of 52, Burford Rd., East Ham, London. Born At Bromley, Bow, London.
Muhammad Ismail 09/12/1917 Tindal Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Muttalib 09/12/1917 Fireman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Naththu Karimuddin 12/12/1917 Fireman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Nur Ahmad Buddha 09/12/1917 Fireman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Orrin Ernest Henry 39 09/12/1917 Linen Keeper Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late George And Martha Orrin; Husband Of Maud Alice Orrin (Nee Mills), Of 48, Callcott Rd., Brondesbury, London. Born At Chelsea, London.
Qasim Jaafar 09/12/1917 Lascar Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Quasim Bhai Ismail 09/12/1917 Lascar Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Ramazan Muhammad 09/12/1917 Lascar Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Ricardo Mancel 09/12/1917 General Servant Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Said Fattu 09/12/1917 Fireman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Said Ghulam 09/12/1917 Fireman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Soma Kala 09/12/1917 Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Sulaiman Faqir 09/12/1917 Lascar Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Viegas Ignacio F. 09/12/1917 General Servant Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Waris Ali Fazl 09/12/1917 Fireman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Xaid Mustafa 09/12/1917 Paniwallah Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Yusuf Qasim 09/12/1917 Lascar Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai

Oakwell

Oakwell was a 248 GRT cargo ship completed in 1887 by Craig, Taylor & Co. Ltd. for United Glass Bottle Manufacturers Ltd. She was sunk on 28 March 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine UB-22 approximately 3 nautical miles North-East of North Cheek, Robin Hood Bay. She was en route from Seaham to London with a cargo of glass bottles.

Oakwell

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Swan John Nicholl 39 28/03/1917 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Gertrude Beatrice Swan (Nee Maynard), Of 10, Gregson Terrace, New Seaham, Co. Durham.
Wallace Simpson Longstaff 35 28/03/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Ada Foster (Formerly Wallace, Nee Hudson), Of 17, Adolphus St., Seaham Harbour, Co. Durham. Born At Seaham.
Whiteley William Henry 47 28/03/1917 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late William Henry And Ann Whiteley; Husband Of Elizabeth Emma Whiteley (Nee Lambert), Of 9, Bramcote Rd., South Bermondsey, Middlesex. Born At Bermondsey, London.
Wilson Edward Alick 61 28/03/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mary Jane Wilson (Nee Watson), Of 33, Upper St. James St., Brighton. Born At Rye.

Ocana

Ocana was a 260 GRT steam trawler completed in 1908 by Smith's Dock Co. Ltd. for West Coast Steam Fishing Co. Ltd. where she was registered as FD.217. From 1913 she was owned by Alfred Bannister and registered in Grimsby as GY.273. She sank on 23 December 1914 after striking a mine approximately 75 nautical miles North-East by North of Flamborough Head.

Ocana

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Allen David 19 23/12/1914 Deck Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mrs. Allen, Of 321, Brereton Avenue, New Cleethorpes. Born At Grimsby.
Brown A 47 23/12/1914 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born In London.
Flood T 35 23/12/1914 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Flood, Of Fotherby St., Grimsby. Born At Liverpool.
Hawley James 42 23/12/1914 Mate Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of J. Hawley, Of 95, Ayscough St., Grimsby. Born At Hull.
Joel William A. 24 23/12/1914 Third Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mrs. Joel, Of 90, Hildyard St., Grimsby.
Larkin Ernest William 44 23/12/1914 Skipper Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Marian Larkin, Of 8, Brereton Avenue, Grimsby, Lincs.
Smith G 42 23/12/1914 Deck Hand Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. L. Moore, Of 18, Arlington St., Grimsby. Born In Essex.
Von Dix George O. 36 23/12/1914 Spare Hand Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Von Dix, Of 123, Grafton St., Grimsby. Born At Grimsby.
Webster H 41 23/12/1914 Chief Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Webster, Of 8, Wells St., Grimsby. Born At Tetney, Lincs.

Ocean Crest II

Ocean Crest II was a 99 GRT steam drifter completed in 1914 in Yarmouth for W.E.Shreeve Ltd. and registered at Yarmouth. She sank on 19 November 1919 after striking a mine in the North Sea. A silver cup was awarded to Mr.John Bruce, skipper of the steam drifter Pansy of Wick in recognition of the "promptitude and ability" with which he rescued the survivors.

Ocean Crest II

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Hodds Robert William 36 19/11/1919 Deck Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Robert William And Eliza Hodds; Husband Of Ellen Elizabeth Hodds (Nee Brown), Of The Loke, Winterton, Norfolk. Born At Winterton.
Shreeve William Elijah 39 19/11/1919 Skipper Tower Hill Memorial Son Of George And Jane Shreeve; Husband Of Margaret E. Shreeve, Of Ocean Crest. Tan Lane, Caister-On-Sea.

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