Lost in WW1

Sutterton Swanmore Swift Wings
Sycamore Sylvanian T. R. Thompson
T. W. Mould Tagona Tamele
Tandil


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].

Sutterton

Sutterton was a 160 GRT steam trawler completed in 1893 by Earle's Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd. for Boston Deep Sea Fishing & Ice Co. Ltd. and registered at Boston as BN.39. She was stopped on 17 April 1917 by German submarine UC-44 and sunk by explosive charge at position 55° 45' N, 00° 15' W - approximately 65 nautical miles East-South-East of St. Abb's Head.

Sutterton

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Haddinott Tom 45 17/04/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Wolston.

Swanmore

Swanmore was a 6,373 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1913 by J. L. Thompson & Sons Ltd. for Ulstermore Steamship Co. Ltd. From 1914 she was owned by Johnston Line Ltd. and managed by Furness, Withy & Co. Ltd. She was sunk on 25 April 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-50 at position 51° 11' N, 15° 37' W - approximately 230 nautical miles West-North-West of Fastnet. She had been damaged by gunfire from U-43 and U-93 earlier the same day. She was en route from Baltimore to Liverpool with a general cargo.

Swanmore

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Alvarez Jose 21 25/04/1917 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born In Spain.
Bello Custodio 26 25/04/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Sivero Bello; Husband Of Mary Victoria Bello (Nee Midghall), Of 50, Moon St., Liverpool. Born In The Phillipine Islands.
Cole John 32 25/04/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late William And Sarah Cole. Born At Bootle.
Corcoran John Thomas 19 25/04/1917 2nd Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Catherine Corcoran (Nee Leigh), Of 17, Willow Grove, Seaforth, Lancs., And The Late John Corcoran. Born At Birkdale, Lancs.
Coredo Eduardi 34 25/04/1917 Greaser Tower Hill Memorial Born At Manila, Philippines.
Greene Lawrence 35 25/04/1917 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Born In Ireland.
Jones David 19 25/04/1917 Able Seaman and Quartermaster Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Jane Jones Of Penybont Hotel, Sarn, Meillteyrn, Nr. Pwllheli, And The Late Thomas M. Jones.
Marfil Castro 26 25/04/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born In U.S.A.
O Connor Edward 19 25/04/1917 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Bridget Conroy (Formerly O Connor), Of 48, Home Farm Rd., Drumcondra, Dublin, And The Late Charles O Connor.
Talbot Frederick Arthur 17 25/04/1917 Apprentice Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Frederick And Florence Talbot (Nee Shields). Born At Bootle.
Turner Arthur Glendenning 17 27/04/1917 Apprentice Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Henry Glendenning Turner And Emily Turner, Of 4, Hartington Rd., Garston, Liverpool.

Swift Wings

Swift Wings was a 4,465 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1911 by Richardson, Duck & Co for Watermouth Steamship Co. Ltd. as Watermouth. From 1915 she was owned by Wing Steamship Co. Ltd. and managed by N. Hallett & Co. She was sunk on 1 September 1916 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-38 approximately 18 nautical miles East of Cape Bengut. She was en route from Cardiff to an unknown destination with cargo of coal and petrol.

Swift Wings

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Grainger L.A. 21 01/09/1916 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born In London.
McLeod Murdoch 25 01/09/1916 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Kenneth And Christine McLeod, Of 14, South Bragar, Stornoway.

Sycamore

Sycamore was a 6,550 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1917 by R. Duncan & Co. Ltd. for Johnston Line, Ltd. and managed by Furness, Withy & Co. Ltd. She was sunk on 25 August 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine UB-61 approximately 125 nautical miles North-West of Tory Island. She was en route from Baltimore to Liverpool with a general cargo.

Sycamore

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Anderson James 53 25/08/1917 Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late James And Catherine Anderson; Husband Of The Late Catherine Anderson. Born At Greenock.
Bannister Joseph 28 25/08/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born At St. Lucia, British West Indies.
Bonner Patrick 40 25/08/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of James And Sarah Bonner; Husband Of The Late Frances Bonner.
Boyle David 49 25/08/1917 Carpenter Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John Boyle, Of 188, Cowcaddens St., Glasgow, And The Late Agnes Boyle.
Garnett William 23 25/08/1917 Wireless Operator Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William James And Sarah Ann Garnett, Of Gamblesby, Carlisle.
Gibson William 34 25/08/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William Gibson, And The Late Elizabeth Gibson; Husband Of Mary Gordon Gibson (Nee Harrison), Of 7, Lewis St., Stranraer. Born At Stranraer.
Irving William Glaister 20 25/08/1917 Third Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William And Isabella Irving (Nee Glaister), Of 8, Eden St., Silloth, Cumberland.
Mason Ernest 44 25/08/1917 Chief Steward Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Kate Mason, Of 11, All Saints Rd., Cheltenham. Born At Cheltenham.
Wallace William 35 25/08/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John And Helen Wallace; Husband Of Helen Wallace (Nee Mckay), Of North Park, Kirkcolm, Stranraer, Wigtownshire. Born At Stranraer.
Shearer William 20 25/08/1917 Wireless Operator Gourock Cemetery NN. 25. Son Of James And Catherine Shearer, Of Craigard, Gourock, Renfrewshire.

Sylvanian

Sylvanian was a 4,858 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1914 by Ropner & Sons Ltd. for Fredk. Leyland & Co. Ltd. She was sunk on 24 June 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-94 at position 56° 27' N, 12° 57' W - approximately 170 nautical miles North-West of Tory Island. She was en route from Liverpool to St. Thomas with a general cargo.

Sylvanian

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Sexton Joseph Charles 23 24/06/1917 Fourth Engineer Officer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Ellen Sexton (Nee Downing), Of 11, York St., Kingstown, Co. Dublin, And The Late John Joseph Sexton. Born At Kingstown, Co. Dublin.
Taylor Benjamin 49 24/06/1917 Greaser and Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John Taylor, And The Late Maria Taylor; Husband Of Edith Taylor (Nee Jones), Of 58, Roslyn St., Tranmere, Cheshire. Born At Liverpool.

T. R. Thompson

T. R. Thompson was a 3,538 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1897 by Short Bros. for James Westoll. She was sunk on 29 March 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine UB-57 approximately 7 nautical miles South of Newhaven. She was en route from Benisaf to Middlesbrough with a cargo of iron ore.

T. R. Thompson

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Abdul Hamid 29/03/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Abdullah 29/03/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Agg A 40 29/03/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Bristol.
Ali S 29/03/1918 Fireman Dover (St. James S) Cemetery L. V. 14.
Baker Henry 29 29/03/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late James Parrington Baker And Louisa Baker. Born At Liverpool.
Cowell Sylvester 17 29/03/1918 Apprentice Tower Hill Memorial Born At Northallerton.
Craig Charles Gowans 22 29/03/1918 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son of Joseph and Isabella Dalgetty Craig, of 3, Craig's Close, Gourdon, Montrose. Mr. Craig was a member of the Royal Naval Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 31 of the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.
Davies Joshua Simeon 31 29/03/1918 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Joshua And Louisa Davies; Husband Of Elizabeth Ann Davies (Nee Bryant), Of 33, Pyke St., Barry Dock, Glam. Born At Cardiff.
Drew Albert Edward Thomas 19 29/03/1918 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Samuel Thomas And Annie Amelia Drew (Nee Davies) Of 4, Dennis Place, St. Augustines, Bristol. Born At Bristol.
Eveleigh Alexander David 15 29/03/1918 Cooks Boy Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Frederick And Rachel Eveleigh (Nee Stone), Of 30, Regent St., Barry, Glam. Born At Barry.
Godfrey Marshall 36 29/03/1918 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Marshall And Mary Godfrey; Husband Of Bertha Annie Godfrey (Nee Walton), Of 15, Derby Terrace, Thornaby-On-Tees. Born At Stockton-On-Tees.
Hargest Thomas Lewis 46 29/03/1918 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Margaret Annie Hargest, Of 36, Eclipse St., Cardiff. Born At Llangorse, Breconshire.
Hasan Muhammad 29/03/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Henderson T 53 29/03/1918 Carpenter Tower Hill Memorial Born In London.
Howells Frederick 28 29/03/1918 Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Howell Howells. Born At Newport, Pembrokeshire.
Ibrahim Ali 29/03/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Jack Leslie Francis 17 29/03/1918 Apprentice Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mary Jack (Nee Leary), Of 23, Beechwood St., Sunderland, And The Late Andrew Jack.
Kripah C 58 29/03/1918 Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Copenhagen.
Muhammad F 29/03/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Nicholas Evan 69 29/03/1918 First Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Elizabeth And The Late Evan Nicholas; Husband Of Ruth Adelaide Nicholas (Formerly Davies, Nee Jenkins), Of Kingheriot, Solva, Pembrokeshire. Born At Mathry.
Rees Hananiah 29/03/1918 Signalman Tower Hill Memorial Mr. Rees was a member of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 30 of the Plymouth Naval Memorial.
Remnant Harry 38 29/03/1918 Boatswain Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Mrs. Ellen Remnant. Born At Epsom.
Shewan William S. 29/03/1918 Master Tower Hill Memorial
Simpson George 29/03/1918 Signalman Tower Hill Memorial Mr. Simpson was a member of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 31 of the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.
Slater W 38 29/03/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Manchester.
Spain Stanley 25 29/03/1918 Second Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Elizabeth Mabel Spain (Nee Robson), Of 79, Otto Terrace, Sunderland, And The Late William Spain. Born At Sunderland.
Towler Thomas 27 29/03/1918 Wireless Operator Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Thomas And Elizabeth Towler (Nee Stringer), Of 122, Queen St., Stourton, Leeds. Born At Hunslet, Yorks.
Umar Muhammad 29/03/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Winberg R 42 29/03/1918 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Born At Riga, Latvia.
Woodall Thomas Stanley 34 29/03/1918 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Thomas And Elizabeth Woodall; Husband Of Annie Ethel Woodall (Nee Robertson), Of 8, Churchill St., Sunderland. Born At Sunderland.
Yamare J 22 29/03/1918 Mess Room Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Tomesaburo Yamare, Of The Prefecture Of Yamaguchi, Japan. Born In Japan.

T. W. Mould

T. W. Mould was a 109 GRT steam trawler completed in 1898 by Hawthorne Leslie for R.Mould. At the time of her loss she was owned by J. Johnson & J. Donaldson and registered at Leith as LH.82. She sank approximately 30 nautical miles North-East of the Tyne - probably as a result of striking a mine but this is unconfirmed.

There were no survivors

T. W. Mould
T. W. Mould

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Angus Richard Ellis 36 01/12/1918 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Richard And Mary Angus; Husband Of Catherine Cowling: Angus (Nee Clements), Of 128, Church St., North Shields. Born At North Shields.
Crutwell George B. 01/12/1918 Third Hand Tower Hill Memorial
Davison John Henry 44 01/12/1918 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Henry And Catherine Davison; Husband Of Elizabeth Jane Davison (Nee Clark), Of 4, Vane Terrace, Hendon, Sunderland. Born At Seaham Colliery.
Kennedy John Tom 51 01/12/1918 First Engineman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mary Ann Kennedy And The Late Samuel Kennedy; Husband Of Jane Kennedy (Nee Armsworth), Of 26, Coburg St., North Shields. Born At North Shields.
Lucas Joseph 29 01/12/1918 Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of James Freeman Lucas And The Late Mary Brand Lucas; Husband Of Margaret Ann Lucas (Nee Moor), Of 116, Church St., North Shields. Born At North Shields.
Marlborough George Robert 45 01/12/1918 Deck Hand Tower Hill Memorial Born At Gorleston. Father, Mr. R. Marlborough, Of 8, Savannah St., Millwall, London.
Pratt William Charles 44 01/12/1918 Deck Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William George And Sarah Emily Pratt; Husband Of Sarah Ann Pratt (Nee Hackford), Of 10, Conway Terrace, Skirbeck Quarter, Boston, Lincs. Born At Blundeston, Suffolk.
Wales Alfred Frederick 34 01/12/1918 Second Hand Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Wales, Of 12, Prince S St., North Shields. Born At North Shields.

Tagona

Tagona was a 2,004 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1908 by A. McMillan & Son Ltd. for C.H.F.Plummer. From 1916 she was owned by Canada Steamship Lines, Ltd. She was sunk on 16 May 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-55 at position 50° 29' N, 05° 07' W - approximately 5 nautical miles West-South-West of Trevose Head. She was en route from Bilbao to Glasgow with a cargo of iron ore.

Tagona

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Campbell John 22 16/05/1918 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John And Helen Campbell (Nee Christie), Of 1201, Argyle St., Glasgow. Born In Glasgow.
Dakers F.C. 16/05/1918 Master Halifax Memorial Panel 3.
Labora E 40 16/05/1918 Carpenter Tower Hill Memorial Born In Spain.
MacIver Angus 31 16/05/1918 Sailor St. Minver (St. Menefrida) Churchyard Son Of Murdo And Marion MacIver, Of 4, Geshader, Uig, Stornoway.
McNaughton James 60 16/05/1918 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Barnard And Mary McNaughton; Husband Of Margaret Ann McNaughton, Of 17, Newfoundland Rd., Cardiff. Born At Ayr.
Muhammad Tarabulusi 16/05/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Peroni Edward 33 16/05/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born In Spain.
Stalman John 58 16/05/1918 Chief Boatswain Tower Hill Memorial Born At Groningen, Holland.

Tamele

Tamele was a 3,921 GRT steam passenger/cargo ship (ref) completed in 1910 by Irvine's Shipbuilding & Dockyard Co. Ltd. for British & African Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. and managed by Elder Dempster & Co. Ltd. She was sunk on 16 July 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-87 approximately 65 nautical miles West by South of Fastnet. She was en route from West Africa to Liverpool with a cargo of produce.

Tamele

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Pratt Moses 16/07/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Sierra Leone.

Tandil

Tandil was a 2,897 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1900 by W. Pickersgill & Sons for Buenos Ayres & Great Southern Railway Co. Ltd. and managed by A. Holland & Co. She was sunk on 12 March 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine UC-68 at position 49° 36' N, 02° 57' W - approximately 20 nautical miles West by North of Portland. She was en route from Barry to Portland with a cargo of coal.

Tandil

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Daly Thomas 30 12/03/1917 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Patrick And Winifred Gorman Daly; Husband Of Mary Daly (Nee Mahoney), Of 10, Sarsfield St., Limerick. Born At Limerick.
Lawrence Bert 30 12/03/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born In U.S.A.
Montrose Henry 36 12/03/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late John Montrose; Husband Of Catherine Montrose (Nee Garland), Of 36, Queensbury St., Birkenhead. Born At St. Helier, Jersey.
Pocock Frederick Redvers 16 12/03/1917 Cabin Boy Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Robert Daniel And Mary Elizabeth Pocock, Of 52, Canal Parade, Newport, Mon.

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