Lost in WW1

Oswald Otaki Ottokar
Our Tom Ovid Oxford
Paddington Paignton Palmella
Parkgate


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].

Oswald

Oswald was a 5,185 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1915 by Sir Raylton Dixon & Co. Ltd. for Booth Steamship Co. Ltd. She was sunk on 23 April 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-50 at position 51° 50' N, 14° 15' W - approximately 200 nautical miles South-West of Fastnet. She was en route from Sabine in Texas to Liverpool with a cargo of sulphur.

Oswald

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Stead John 24 23/04/1917 Wireless Operator Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Hannah Clough Stead, Of Scarbottom, Greetland, Yorks. Born At Halifax, Yorks.

Otaki

Otaki was a 7,420 GRT steam cargo ship (ref) completed in 1908 by William Denny & Bros. for New Zealand Shipping Co. Ltd. She was sunk on 10 March 1917 by torpedo and gunfire from German raider Möwe approximately 420 nautical miles West by South of Lisbon after a heavy exchange of fire. She was en route from London to New Zealand in ballast.

According to Charles Hocking [35]:

The liner Otaki, Lt. A. B. Smith, R.N.R., left London for New Zealand early in March, 1917. She carried no passengers or cargo and was armed with one 4.7 in. gun manned by two naval gunners and members of the crew. When 420 miles W. by S. of Lisbon on March 10th, she was chased by a German raider which proved to be the famous Möwe. An action ensued lasting for about 20 minutes, until finally the Otaki was sunk, but not before she had killed five of the enemy and wounded ten, and caused the Möwe to take on a heavy list. The Otakis loss in action was four killed and nine wounded, in addition to whom Lt. Smith and the chief steward were drowned when the vessel sank.

The Möwe carried two 7-5 in. guns, two 6 in., six 3 in. and four torpedo tubes, which was the armament of a light cruiser, and had a speed of 22 knots against the 15 of the Otaki. Despite this overwhelming superiority the German was so badly knocked about that she caught fire, and it was not until three days later that it was finally extinguished. In recognition of his gallant fight a posthumous award of the Victoria Cross was made to Lt. Smith.
Otaki

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Keneston Robert Chaffey 16 10/03/1917 Deck Boy Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Robert Chaffey And Annie Keneston. Born At Kilburn, London.
Kilner Basil Hugo 10/03/1917 Apprentice Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mr. S. E. H. Kilner, Of 30, Coleman St., London. Born At Lewisham.
Little Arthur H. 26 10/03/1917 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Albert P. Little, Of 69, Grange Rd. West, Jarrow-On-Tyne. Born At Durham.
Martin W.E. 10/03/1917 Apprentice Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mrs. Margaret Martin, Of Cultercullen, Udny Station, Aberdeen. Born At Aberdeen.
Smith Archibald Bisset 38 V C 10/03/1917 Master Tower Hill Memorial
Willis H.J. 50 10/03/1917 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Lucy Willis, Of 24, Botha Rd., Plaistow, London. Born In Hants.

Ottokar

Ottokar was a 957 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1884 by F. Schichau of Elbing for M.Cohn & Son. She sailed from the Tyne bound for London on 11 December 1917 with a cargo of coal and was not seen again. Claims have been made for her being sunk by German submarines UB-22 and UB-38 in the Whitby area but this is not confirmed.

There were no survivors

Ottokar
Ottokar

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Bain Thomas 43 11/12/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Ann Bain, And The Late Robert Bain; Husband Of Elizabeth Bain (Formerly Nicholson, Nee Tait), Of 104, Elizabeth Terrace, Westoe, South Shields. Born At Warkworth.
Bell Alfred C. 50 11/12/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born At South Shields.
Collyer Edward Ernest 46 11/12/1917 Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late John Henry And Harriett Collyer. Born At Bitterne, Southampton.
Day H 11/12/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial
Feretti Gerome 45 11/12/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Stepano And Marie Feretti; Husband Of Mary Feretti (Nee Bolton), Of 12, Marine Rd., Amble, Northumberland. Born In Italy.
Goodall Harold 17 11/12/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son of Charlotte Goodall, of 13, Church St., Bloxwich, Walsall, and the late William Goodall. Mr. Goodall was a member of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 24 of the Plymouth Naval Memorial
Harvey A 11/12/1917 Master Tower Hill Memorial
Harvey Robert Boxall 32 11/12/1917 Second Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mary Harvey, And The Late Arthur Harvey; Husband Of Mary Ellen Harvey (Nee Franklin), Of 1, Brownlow Rd., South Shields. Born At Sunderland.
Kane Joseph 58 11/12/1917 Able Seaman and Lamps Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Thomas And Catherine Kane; Husband Of Mary Anne Kane (Nee Knight), Of Main St., Rush, Co. Dublin. Born At Rush, Co. Dublin.
Kirkby Edmund 21 11/12/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son of Harry Kirkby, J.P., of "Chapel View," Robin Hood, Wakefield, and the late Mrs. Kirkby. Mr. Kirkby was a member of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 27 of the Chatham Naval Memorial.
Langwith Alfred George 18 11/12/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Henry And Florence Eliza Langwith, Of 106, Victoria Dock Rd., Canning Town, London.
MacKay Thomas Woodress Furness 37 11/12/1917 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Elizabeth Hornsby Richardson MacKay, Of 9, Grosvenor Drive, Whitley Bay, Northumberland. Born At Newcastle.
Mackley Thomas 64 11/12/1917 Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late James And Maria Mackley; Husband Of Martha Horbrough Mackley (Nee Guyton), Of 49, Napier St., Tyne Dock, Co. Durham. Born In Norwich.
Minchinton Henry George 24 11/12/1917 Leading Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son of Mary Stratton (formerly Minchinton), of Knighton Rd., Broadchalk, Salisbury, and the late James Minchinton. Native of Hamstead Marshall, Berks. Mr. Minchinton was a member of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 28 of the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.
Mitchell Robert James 16 11/12/1917 Mess Room Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Robert And Jessie Mitchell, Of 6, St. John S Villas, East Boldon.
Pearson Matthew 51 11/12/1917 Chief Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Matthew And Martha Pearson; Husband Of Margaret Pearson (Nee Lambert), Of Kingscote, King George Rd., Harton, South Shields. Born At South Shields.
Ray Peter 65 11/12/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late James And Jane Ray; Husband Of Ada Ray (Nee Measer), Of 358, South Eldon St., South Shields. Born In Quebec, Canada.
Richards Henry 11/12/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial
Stares Leonard James 26 11/12/1917 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Alfred And Emma Stares; Husband Of Emily Charlotta Stares (Nee Clement), Of 26, Railway St., South Shields. Born At Romsey, Hants.
Vantier Stanley 38 11/12/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Francis Peter Vantier; Husband Of Lillie Louisa Vantier (Nee Vaughan), Of 3, Langham House, Gosfield St., London. Born At St. Helier, Jersey.
West Christopher Morris 60 11/12/1917 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Alexander And Ann West. Born At South Shields.

Our Tom

Our Tom was a 28 GRT sailing ketch (fishing vessel) completed in 1897 at Galmpton for Geo. E. Solly and registered at Ramsgate. She sank on 29 October 1914 after striking a mine approximately 45 nautical miles South-East of Southwold.

There were no survivors

I am grateful to Sue Wilson for providing the following press cutting from the Dover Express [77] which describes how the loss of the vessel was seen by the crew of Boy Jack.

Dover Express
Cutting from the Dover Express - date not known.

Those lost on Our Tom are also commemorated on a memorial in Ramsgate Sailor's Church.

Ramsgate Church
Our Tom

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Haffenden George 40 28/10/1914 Third Hand Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Haffenden, Of Artillery Rd., Ramsgate. Born At Ramsgate.
Larkins Albert R. 28/10/1914 Skipper Tower Hill Memorial
Maxted Ted 40 28/10/1914 Second Hand Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Maxted, Of Paradise, High St., Ramsgate. Born At Ramsgate.

Ovid

Ovid was a 4,159 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1902 by J. L. Thompson & Sons Ltd. for Shakespear Shipping Co. Ltd. and managed by Glover Bros. She was sunk on 25 November 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine UC-74 approximately 65 nautical miles North-East by East of Suda Bay. She was en route from Bombay to the Mediterranean with an Admiralty cargo.

Ovid

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Buck Percy George 47 25/11/1917 Fourth Engineer Officer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late George Henry Buck, And Isabella Buck (Nee Hickman). Born In London.
Robinson William 39 25/11/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mr. And Mrs. Robinson, Of 21, Wickham St., Brisbane, Australia. Born At Brisbane.

Oxford

Oxford was a 162 GRT steam trawler completed in 1897 at Govan for Hagerup, Doughty & Co. Ltd. and registered at Grimsby as GY.233. She was reported missing on 10 September 1914 and not seen again.

There were no survivors

Oxford
Oxford

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Burgin Frederick Arthur 23 10/09/1914 Deck Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Arthur Richard And Elizabeth Burgin, Of 22, Ordnance Rd., Canning Town, London.
Conroy Thomas 44 10/09/1914 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Born At Malton.
Melville William Logie 21 10/09/1914 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of James Melville, Of 69, Hilda St., Grimsby, And The Late Mary Melville. Born At Glasgow.
Robson Oswald 29 10/09/1914 Deck Hand Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Robson, Of 5, Lizzies Grove, Liverpool St., Hull. Born At Hull.
Rouse John Henry 10/09/1914 Skipper Tower Hill Memorial
Shildrake Thomas 10/09/1914 Second Hand Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of The Late Mrs. J. B. Shildrake, Of 177, Kent St., Grimsby.
Turner Robert Arthur 28 10/09/1914 Third Hand Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Turner, Of 4, Railway St., Grimsby. Born At Norwich.
Ware Walter 27 10/09/1914 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Ware, Of 217, Victor St., Grimsby. Born At Grimsby.
Webb William Edward 42 10/09/1914 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Webb, Of 64, Sheepfold St., Grimsby. Born At Birmingham.

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

Paddington

Paddington was a 5,084 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1906 by Richardson, Duck & Co. for Paddington Steamship Co. Ltd. and managed by E. Thomas, Radcliffe & Co. She was sunk on 21 July 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-96 at position 49° 47' N, 15° 40' W - approximately 250 nautical miles West of Fastnet. She was en route from Cartagena to the UK with an Admiralty cargo and passengers.

Paddington
Paddington
Paddington

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Ah Fook 21/07/1917 Assistant Cook Hong Kong Memorial
Andrioli Antonio 22 21/07/1917 Greaser Tower Hill Memorial Born In Uruguay.
Baker Charlie 24 21/07/1917 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Born In Phillipines.
Baptiste Frederick 26 21/07/1917 Second Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mrs. Laura Archer, Of 86, Edward St., Port Of Spain, Trinidad. Born In Trinidad.
Baqir Bin Qasim 21/07/1917 Sailor Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Beer Archibald Robert 19 21/07/1917 Second Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Richard Arthur And Augusta Beer (N E Morland), Of 68, Clive St., Cardiff. Born At Cardiff.
Bower Sam 40 21/07/1917 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Phineas Bower, Of Stoneleigh, Queensbury, Bradford. Born At Bradford.
Cahalane John 30 21/07/1917 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son of John and Ellen Cahalane, of Old Head, Kinsale, Co. Cork. Mr. Cahalane was a member of the Royal Naval Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 23 of the Plymouth Naval Memorial.
Carilla Rafael 28 21/07/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial (May Have Been Named Garille). Born In Spain.
Chang Pan 21/07/1917 Chief Cook Hong Kong Memorial
Conway Henry 21/07/1917 Boatswain Tower Hill Memorial
Downing Tom 36 21/07/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born In U.S.A.
Evans John Raymond 17 21/07/1917 Apprentice Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Benjamin Raymond And Mary Evans, Of Virginia House, Newport, Pembrokeshire.
Francis Rhys Edward 26 21/07/1917 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John And Elizabeth Francis; Husband Of Mary Francis (Nee Miles), Of Awelfan, Fishguard, Pem. Born At Merthyr Tydvil.
Gan Franquilano 33 21/07/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Manilla, Philippines.
Garcia F 27 21/07/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Spain.
McDermott John 38 21/07/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial
Pena Juan G. 18 21/07/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born In Spain.
Raez Gustav 21/07/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial
Rees Thomas Gwilym 32 21/07/1917 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Elizabeth Rees And The Late Joseph Rees; Husband Of Mary Rees (Nee Morris), Of Min-Afon, Borth-Y-Gest, Portmadoc, Carnarvonshire. Born At Aberayron.
Reyes Julio 25 21/07/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial (May Have Been Named Rayes). Born In Chile.
Rowlands 21/07/1917 Master Tower Hill Memorial
Sabino Emilio 20 21/07/1917 Mess Room Steward Tower Hill Memorial Born In Chile.
Smith Pablo 23 21/07/1917 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Born In Philippine Islands.
Suata Ramon 19 21/07/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial (May Have Been Known As Canalis). Born In Chile.
Ward Arthur Stanley 20 21/07/1917 Ordinary Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son of Charles and Elizabeth Ward, of 118, Sketty Rd., Enfield, Middx. Mr. Ward was a member of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 25 of the Plymouth Naval Memorial.
Wesley 29 21/07/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born In U.S.A.
Williams Thomas 43 21/07/1917 First Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Elizabeth Williams And The Late John Williams; Husband Of Jane Williams (Nee Jones) Of Moranedd Newborough, Anglesey. Born At Anglesey.
Wilson James 64 21/07/1917 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Born In London.

Paignton

Paignton was a 2,017 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1911 by S. P. Austin & Son Ltd. for Globe Shipping Co. Ltd. and managed by Humphries (Cardiff), Ltd. She was sunk on 14 March 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-81 at position 52° 01' N, 11° 29' W - approximately 40 nautical miles North-West of the Skelligs. She was en route from Greece to Glasgow with a cargo of magnesite.


There are two separate entries for this ship but they are the same. She was initially owned by Wilton Steam Shipping Co. Ltd. of Dartmouth but sold to Globe Shipping Co. Ltd. in 1915.

Paignton
Paignton

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Duffy Thomas 35 14/03/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Thomas And Minnie Duffy; Husband Of Jane Duffy (Nee Miller), Of 5, Bedford Lane, Glasgow. Born At Glasgow.
Kelly Alexander 56 14/03/1917 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Jessie Kelly (Nee Dance), Of 37, Dunn Avenue, Parkdale, Toronto, Canada. Born At Glasgow.

Palmella

Palmella was a 1,352 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1913 by Ramage & Ferguson, Ltd. for Ellerman Lines, Ltd. She was sunk on 22 August 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine UB-92 at position 53° 28' N, 05° 20' W - approximately 25 nautical miles North-West by West of South Stack Rock. She was en route from Liverpool to Lisbon.

Palmella
Palmella
Palmella

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Andrews Alex 58 22/08/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Liverpool.
Broeken John 56 22/08/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Antwerp.
Christian Jacob William Bevan 15 22/08/1918 Mess Room Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Margaret Christian (Nee Davies), Of 48, Hawthorn Rd., Bootle, Lancs. Born At Liverpool.
Coen Edmund Patrick 28 22/08/1918 Wireless Operator Tower Hill Memorial Son Of James And Elizabeth Coen (Nee Tierney), Of I, Ballinteer Rd., Dundrum, Dublin. Born At Cloonagh, Granard, Co. Longford.
Colclough James 22/08/1918 Lance Corporal Tower Hill Memorial Mr. Colclough was a member of the Royal Marine Light Infantry and is also commemorated on panel 29 of the Plymouth Naval Memorial.
Devine Patrick 19 22/08/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Esther Devine (Nee Goulding), Of 550, North Circular Rd., Dublin, And The Late Capt. John Devine.
Doyle Patrick 48 22/08/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Patrick And Mary Doyle; Husband Of The Late Norah Doyle (Nee Heeley). Born At Liverpool.
Ferreira Antonio 30 22/08/1918 Boatswain Tower Hill Memorial Born At Oporto.
Galloway Nelson Douglas 35 22/08/1918 Chief Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William And Elizabeth Galloway; Husband Of Jane Isabella Galloway, Of 37, Allington St., St. Michael S, Liverpool. Born At Liverpool.
Hedley John 36 22/08/1918 Second Mate Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Violet Hilda Hedley (Nee Ovens), Of 43, Silverdale Rd., Town Lane, Rock Ferry, Cheshire. Born At Liverpool.
Howe R.T.W. 22/08/1918 Second Wireless Operator Croston (St. Michael) Churchyard Extension 448
Nelson T.J. 42 22/08/1918 Master Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Joseph D. And Lucy Nelson; Husband Of Madge Nelson, Of 7, Charlemont Terrace, Malahide Rd., Dublin.
Pateras Geo Nicholas 33 22/08/1918 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Nicholas And Kericovla Pateras (Formerly Masters, Nee Bromhall); Husband Of Helena Pateras, Of 21, Leinster Rd., Old Swan, Lancaster. Born At Alexandria.
Piedade Jose Ventura 38 22/08/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Oporto, Spain.
Pruden Henry 22 22/08/1918 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Alfred, And Jane Pruden (Nee Routledge), Of 89, Schubert St., Seaforth, Lancs. Born At Liverpool.
Quinlin James Francis 17 22/08/1918 Assistant Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Paul H. And Sarah Quinlin (Nee Cheetham), Of 46, Elm Rd., Seaforth, Liverpool.
Salmon Charles Sydney 54 22/08/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Charles And Elizabeth Salmon; Husband Of Harriet Salmon (Nee Simpson), Of 63, Gray St., Bootle, Lancs. Born At Sydney, New South Wales.
Stavrou Spyros 30 22/08/1918 Greaser and Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Cleopatra Marigo Joannis Stavrou (Nee Kericopoulas), Of 19, Washington St., Liverpool. Born At Salonica, Greece.
Stuart Charles 34 22/08/1918 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Thomas And Mary Stuart, Of 75, Upper Stanhope St., Liverpool. Born At Liverpool.
Summers Sylvester 34 22/08/1918 Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Patrick And Margaret Summers; Husband Of Elizabeth Ann Summers (Nee Quinn), Of 7, Bangor St., Bootle, Lancs. Born At Liverpool.
Tweedley Robert 29 22/08/1918 Greaser and Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John Tweedley, And The Late Margaret Ann Tweedley; Husband Of Harriet Ann Tweedley (Nee Peake), Of 19, Howe St., Liverpool. Born At Liverpool.
Watt Jas 63 22/08/1918 Carpenter Tower Hill Memorial Born At Banff.
Wilkinson Felix Henry 39 22/08/1918 Chief Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Wilkinson, Of 21, Daffodil Rd., Claughton, Birkenhead; Husband Of Mary Wilkinson. Born At Hythe.
Williams Chas 64 22/08/1918 Ship s Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Robert And Mary Williams; Husband Of Eliza Williams (Nee Cowley), Of 192A, Netherfield Rd., Everton, Liverpool. Born At Liverpool.
Wood Alfred 17 22/08/1918 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of George And Harriet Wood (Nee Maden), Of 87, Longfield Rd., Litherland, Liverpool. Born At West Derby, Liverpool.
Wood William Henry 22 22/08/1918 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial (Served As Woods). Son Of George And 1 Harriet Wood; Husband Of Eva Wood (Nee Bill), Of 14, Sussex St., Bootle, Liverpool. Born At Kirkdale, Liverpool.

Parkgate

Parkgate was a 3,232 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1906 by R. Craggs & Sons Ltd. for Parkgate Steamship Co. Ltd. and managed by Turnbull, Scott & Co. She was attacked on 4 April 1917 by German submarine U-35 and there was a 20 minute exchange of gunfire. The vessel was eventually captured and most of the crew appear to have got away in lifeboats and, although some accounts report that 16 of them were killed, there is only one name recorded in the CWGC database. The vessel was eventually sunk by explosive charge and gunfire at position 38° 12' N, 08° 10' E - approximately 80 nautical miles North-East of Cap de Fer. She was en route from Malta to Gibraltar in ballast.

Parkgate

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Rasmussen Christian 30 04/04/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mrs. C. Rasmussen, Of Peder Fabersgade, 43, Copenhagen, Denmark. Born At Copenhagen.

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