Lost in WW1

Togston Tom Roper Tommi
Topaz Torcello Torino
Toro Torquay Torrington
Tors


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].

Togston

Togston was a 1,057 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1909 by Osbourne, Graham & Co. for Broomhill Collieries Ltd. From 1915 she was owned by South Metropolitan Gas Co. She was sunk on 18 October 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine UC-47 at position 53° 40' N, 00° 12' E - approximately 20 nautical miles South by East of Flamborough Head. She was en route from Newcastle to London with a cargo of coal.

Togston

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Behenna Arthur 41 18/10/1917 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Born At Neath.
Gylling Harold 25 18/10/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Denmark.
Kell Septimus Wallace 26 18/10/1917 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Robert And Margaret Halcrow Kell, Of 21, Eastbourne Grove, South Shields.
Lopez Antonio 26 18/10/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Spain.
McGuinness James 21 18/10/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son of Michael McGuinness, of 38, Park St., Kinning Park, Glasgow. Mr. McGuinness was a member of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 28 of the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

Tom Roper

Tom Roper was a 92 GRT wooden sailing vessel (schooner) completed in 1857 by William & Richard Ashburner for Harrison, Ainslie & Co. She was stopped on 21 October 1917 by German submarine UC-79 approximately 20 nautical miles South-South-East of Start Point and scuttled by explosive charge. She was en route from Guernsey to Cardiff in ballast.

Tom Roper

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref.
Brevost Jean 14 21/10/1917 Cook Tower Hill Memorial Born At St. Brieuc.

Tommi

Tommi was a 138 GRT steel sailing vessel (schooner) completed in 1900 by C. Lühring of Hammelworden. At the time of loss she had been requisitioned by the British Government and was being managed by Fisher, Alinonda & Co. Ltd. She was sunk on 5 May 1918 by gunfire from German submarine U-86 between the Calf of Man and Chicken Rock. She was en route from Belfast to Liverpool with a cargo of scrap. She had been damaged in an attack by UC-47 on 23 April off St. Agnes whilst en route from Charleston, Cornwall to Preston with a cargo of sugar.

Tommi

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Egan Vincent 20 05/05/1918 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Oldham.
Jones Owen 17 05/05/1918 Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Thomas Jones, Of Stanley House, Amlwch, Anglesey, And The Late Ann Jones.
Jones William 53 05/05/1918 Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late John And Mary Ann Jones; Husband Of Catherine Jones (Nee Roberts), Of 13, Marine Terrace, Criccieth, Carnarvonshire. Born At Portmadoc.
Owen David 43 05/05/1918 Master Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Elizabeth Owen, Of 18, Bryn Gwynt St., Amlwch, And The Late William Owen; Husband Of Annie Paynter Owen, Of Bryn Golen, Amlwch, Anglesey.

Topaz

Topaz was a 696 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1896 by Scott & Sons for Wm. Robertson. She was sunk on 12 March 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine UB-18 at position 49° 50' N, 00° 40' W - approximately 27 nautical miles East by North of Cape Barfleur. She was en route from Honfleur to Port Talbot in ballast.

Topaz

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
McHarg John 47 12/03/1917 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Alex. And Sarah McHarg; Husband Of Ellen McHarg (Nee Flynn), Of 128, Park St., Kinning Park, Glasgow. Born At Stranraer.
Nairn William 44 12/03/1917 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Margaret Nairn, Of 19, Gardner St., Glasgow, And The Late William Nairn.
Perez Antonio 43 12/03/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Maria Perezy Gomez, Of Marques Del Duero 7, Madrid Spain. Born In Spain.

Torcello

Torcello was a 1,900 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1912 by Earle's Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd. for T.Wilson, Sons & Co. Ltd. From 1917 she was owned by Ellerman’s Wilson Line Ltd. She was sunk on 15 July 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-48 approximately 160 nautical miles South-West by South of Bishop Rock. She was en route from Palermo to Hull with a general cargo.

Torcello

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Davison Charles Herbert 29 15/07/1917 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John Smith Davison And Emily Davison; Husband Of Janet Adrienne Davison (Nee Barker), Of 4, Granby Place, Queen S St., Scarborough. Born At Hull.

Torino

Torino was a 1,850 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1895 by R. Stephenson & Co. Ltd. for Atlantic & Eastern Steamship Co. Ltd. and managed by J.Glynn & Son. She was sunk on 29 October 1916 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-63 at position 36° 00' N, 07° 40' W - approximately 70 nautical miles West by North of Cape Trafalgar. She was en route from Genoa and Palermo to Liverpool with a general cargo.

Torino

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
McGregor James 37 29/10/1916 Fireman and Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late James And Elizabeth McGregor; Husband Of Mary Ann McGregor (Nee Fowler), Of 47, Mazzini St., St. Peter S, Liverpool. Born At Liverpool.

Toro

Toro was a 3,066 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1904 by Earle's Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd. for T.Wilson, Sons & Co. Ltd. From 1917 she was owned by Ellerman's Wilson Line Ltd. She was sunk on 12 April 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-55 at position 48° 30' N, 10° 00' W - approximately 200 nautical miles West-North-West of Ushant. She was en route from Alexandria to Hull with a general cargo.

Toro

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Andersson Charles 37 12/04/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Olaus Andersson, Of Karlskrona, Sweden.
Bateman Leonard Addey 15 12/03/1917 Assistant Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Alice Bateman, Of 42, Raywell St., Hull, And The Late Sam Walmsley Bateman.
Crockett John Molyneux 25 12/04/1917 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John Molyneux Crockett And Louisa Crockett; Husband Of Elsie May Crockett (Nee Addey), Of 42, Queensgate St., Hull. Born At Hull.
Hardy James White 46 12/04/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Henry And Mary Ann Hardy; Husband Of Harriett Hardy (Nee Barlow), Of 16, Susannah Terrace, Lee Smith St., Hull. Born At Bridlington.
Hardy Joseph Edward 29 12/04/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Henry And Mary Ann Hardy, Of 3, Woodhouse St., Hedon Rd., Hull. Born At Hull.
Harwood Samuel William 45 12/04/1917 Chief Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Ada Cecilia Harwood, Of 7, Airlie St., Hull. Born At Hull.
Lloyd A 46 12/04/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born In London.
Moorhouse Elijah 15 12/04/1917 Cadet Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mr. Moorhouse, Of Langlands, Parkgate, Rotherham. Born At Rotherham.
Olsson Erik Hjalmar 34 12/04/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Klara Olsson, Of Lansmansgarden, Malmkoping, Sweden. Born In Sweden.
Oxendale Alfred 24 12/04/1917 Assistant Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William Francis And Charlotte Ann Oxendale, Of 5, Green Crescent, Green Lane, Hull.
Sharpe William Henry 37 12/04/1917 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late William Henry And Helen Sharpe; Husband Of Caroline Ausinder Sharpe (Nee Salkeld), Of 13, Pitt St., Albert Avenue, Hull. Born In London.
Slade Arthur Ernest 25 12/04/1917 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William James Slade, Of 24, Foundry Bridge Buildings, Norwich, Norfolk, And The Late Mary Elizabeth Slade. Born At Smallburgh, Norfolk.
Spencer William 39 12/04/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Joseph Spencer, Of 18, Probys Row, Arklow, Co. Wicklow, And The Late Mary Ann Spencer. Born At Gorey.
Tether Douglas Milne 25 12/04/1917 Second Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Charles Edwin And Ada Tether, Of 12, Marine Parade, Withernsea, Yorkshire. Born At Hull.

Torquay

Torquay was a 870 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1914 by J. Crown & Sons for Renwick, Wilton & Co. Ltd. She was damaged on 12 February 1915 after striking a mine off Filey. She was towed in and repaired.

Torquay

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Pehrson Karl Bernhard 35 12/02/1915 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial (Served As Pearson). Son Of Bengt And Caroline Antteneta Pehrson; Husband Of Mabel Pehrson (Nee Allingham), Of 52, Amelia Terrace, Garden St., Grimsby. Born At Christiania, Norway.

Torrington

Torrington was a 5,597 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1905 by W. Doxford & Sons Ltd. for Torrington Steamship Co. Ltd. From 1910 she was owned by Tatem Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. and managed by W. J. Tatem & Co. She was sunk on 8 April 1917 torpedo fired by German submarine U-55 approximately 150 nautical miles South-West of the Scilly Islands. She was en route from Savona to Barry in ballast.

Torrington
Torrington

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Ali Muhammad 09/04/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Anderson Anton 27 09/04/1917 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Born In Finland.
Atkinson William Thompson 28 09/04/1917 Second Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Capt. William Thompson, And Elizabeth Atkinson (Nee Davies), Of 39, Crwys Rd., Cardiff. Born At Cardiff.
Bangaray G.A. 24 09/04/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Sierra Leone.
Boy Fine 21 09/04/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Sierra Leone.
Butcher Edgar 17 09/04/1917 Ordinary Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John And Elizabeth Butcher, Of 99, City Rd., Cardiff.
Campbell E 35 09/04/1917 Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Barbados.
Caranakolas S 23 09/04/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Greece.
Clements William 24 09/04/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born In U.S.A.
Cleves Charles Edward 31 09/04/1917 First Officer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Sarah Ann Cleves And The Late Josiah Robert Cleves; Husband Of Agnes Olive Cleves (Nee Ledbrook), Of G, Denton Rd., Canton, Cardiff. Born At Cardiff.
Cocopipey V 25 09/04/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Greece.
Darlington Walter 37 09/04/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Barbados.
Davies John William 18 09/04/1917 Assistant Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of David And Margaret Davies, Of Penrallt Fach, Newport, Pembrokeshire.
Diamanditis T 24 09/04/1917 Ship s Cook Tower Hill Memorial
Figuero M 26 09/04/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Trinidad.
Girakanis A 35 09/04/1917 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Born In Greece.
Hutchinson J 46 19/04/1917 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Hutchinson, Of The School House, Hedley, Northumberland. Born At Maryport.
James Joshua 21 09/04/1917 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Ellis And The Late Mary James; Husband Of Rachel Ellen James (Nee Walters), Of 9, Philip Row, Cwmbach, Aberdare, Glam. Born At Aberdare, Glam.
Johnson J.G. 43 09/04/1917 Carpenter Tower Hill Memorial Born In Sweden.
Johnson Joe 31 09/04/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Sierra Leone.
Johnson John 27 09/04/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Sierra Leone.
Jumma Hasan 19/04/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Kritikos A.V. 26 09/04/1917 Boatswain Tower Hill Memorial Born In Greece.
Mamatis L 22 09/04/1917 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial (May Have Been Named Manintos). Born In Greece.
Marsden J.E. 43 09/04/1917 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Marsden, Of 5, Cardiff Rd., Llandaff. Born At Liverpool.
Molarchi Pietro 29 09/04/1917 Mess Room Steward Tower Hill Memorial Born In Italy.
Mozis E 26 09/04/1917 Fourth Engineer Officer Tower Hill Memorial (May Have Been Named Mayis, C). Born In Greece.
Murojavo K 26 09/04/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial (May Have Been Named Nurojavo). Born In Greece.
Osborne Albert Edward 39 09/04/1917 Leading Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Osborne, of Plymouth. Mr. Osborne was a member of the Royal Navy and is also commemorated on panel 20 of the Plymouth Naval Memorial.
Povias Elis 30 09/04/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Greece.
Reed Richard Barrington 17 19/04/1917 Apprentice Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Elizabeth Ann Borland (Formerly Reed, Nee Seldon), Of 6, Ker St., Devonport, And The Late Richard George Reed. Born At Gravesend, Kent.
Thomas David Archibald 19 09/04/1917 Apprentice Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Alfred And Annie Thomas (Nee Jones), Of 380, Cowbridge Rd., Canton, Cardiff. Born At Bridgend, Glam.
Williams Tom 24 19/04/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Sierra Leone.

Tors

Tors was a 158 GRT steam trawler completed in 1891 by Cochrane, Hamilton, Cooper & Schofield for William J. Leyman & Others. At the time of her loss she was owned by H. Woods and registered at Grimsby as GY.555. She sank on 30 July 1915 after striking a mine approximately 43 nautical miles East of Spurn Point.

Tors

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Dix Charles Frederick 30/07/1915 Skipper Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mildred Dix, Of 57, Park St., Hull.
Dyson John 53 30/07/1915 Deck Hand Tower Hill Memorial Born At Liverpool.
Elliott William 49 30/07/1915 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Elliott, Of 206, Durban Rd., Grimsby. Born At Hull.
Foley John 40 30/07/1915 Deck Hand Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Foley, Of 29, Cressey St., Grimsby. Born In London.
Gaskins John 35 30/07/1915 Second Hand Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Gaskins, Of 103, Victor St., Grimsby. Born At Fulham, London.
Harboard Chris 50 30/07/1915 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Harboard, Of 24, Tyne St., Hessle Rd., Hull. Born At Yarmouth.
Hubbard Daniel 27 30/07/1915 Third Hand Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Hubbard, Of 20, Hilda St., Grimsby. Born In Essex.
Mountain Thomas 58 30/07/1915 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of The Late Ruth Mountain. Born At Alford, Lincs.

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