Lost in WW1

Windermere Windsor Hall Windward Ho
Winlaton Wirral Wisbech
Wolverton Woodfield Woolston
Wreathier


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].

Windermere

Windermere was a 2,292 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1904 by Irvine’s Shipbuilding and Dockyard Co. Ltd. for Appleby Shipping Co. Ltd. From 1913 she was owned by Cardiff Steamship Co. Ltd. and managed by W. R. Corfield. She was captured and scuttled on 27 June 1916 by German submarine U-35 at position 39° 50' N, 05° 40' W - approximately 58 nautical miles South-South-East of Port Mahon. She was en route from the Tyne to Savona with a cargo of coal.

Windermere

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Baxter W.J. 57 27/06/1916 Second Mate Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. H. Baxter, Of 25, Eastdown Park, Lee, London. Born At Wisbech.
Brown T.R. 31 27/06/1916 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of L. Brown, Of 13, Charles St., West Hartlepool. Born At West Hartlepool.
Creenan J 30 27/06/1916 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Born At Dublin.
Kruse R 36 27/06/1916 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. R. Kruse, Of 34, Archer St., West Hartlepool.
Molder Ivan 23 27/06/1916 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Born In Russia.
Nilsson Ivar 30 27/06/1916 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mrs. Tru J. Bergstrand, Tagelbruksgatan 25, Helsingborg, Sweden. Born In Sweden.
Sanckey S 32 27/06/1916 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Chile.
Savage George John 59 27/06/1916 Master Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Emily Annie Savage, Of 23, Ashgrove Rd., Redland, Bristol.
Schulz Robert Conrad 30 27/06/1916 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Ada Cater (Formerly Schulz, Nee Welch), Of 53, Crawthew Grove, East Dulwich, London, And The Late Conrad Robert Schulz. Born At Shooters Hill, Kent.
Watson James Frederick 38 27/06/1916 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Janet, And The Late Frederick Watson; Husband Of Lilian May Watson (Nee Pierson), Of 30, Alfred St., West Hartlepool. Born At West Hartlepool.
Williams Melville Edward 23 27/06/1916 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Albert Edward And Annie Williams, Of 8, Garth Terrace, Bassaleg, Newport, Mon. Born At Bassaleg, Mon.
Wilson J 49 27/06/1916 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Hannah Wilson, Of 131, Allansbank Rd., Cathays, Cardiff. Born At Kinghorn.

Windsor Hall

Windsor Hall was a 3,693 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1910 by W. Doxford & Sons Ltd. for Windsor Hall Steamship Co. Ltd. and managed by Hansen Bros. She was sunk on 17 January 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine UB-66 approximately 45 nautical miles North-West of Alexandria. She was en route from Karachi to Marseille with a cargo of barley and grain.

Windsor Hall
Windsor Hall
Windsor Hall

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Bagge Richard 18 17/01/1918 Wireless Operator Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Richard And Catherine Bagge (Nee O Leary), Of Main St., Macroom, Co. Cork. Born At Kinsale.
Barker Horace Ward 15 17/01/1918 Deck Boy Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Alfred And Emily Ellen Barker, Of St. John S Rd., Epping, Essex.
Boy Black 25 17/01/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born In Sierra Leone.
Briggs John 32 17/01/1918 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Nina Briggs (Nee Ladd), Of 38, Hart Rd., Hartlepool, And The Late John William Briggs. Born At Hartlepool.
Cole Jacob 24 17/01/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born In Sierra Leone.
Coleman Charles Pascoe 49 17/01/1918 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Ada Lily May Coleman, Of 942, Stallcourt Avenue, Roath, Cardiff. Born At Aberavon.
Cox Arthur 17 17/01/1918 Apprentice Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Thomas Henry Cox, Of 7, Grafton Rd., Newport, Mon., And The Late Elizabeth Cox (Nee Trigg). Born At Newport, Mon.
Dring Harold 17 17/01/1918 Assistant Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of William George And Hannah Dring (Nee Vaughan), Of 22, Moy Rd., Cardiff.
Ewes Ahmed 17/01/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial
French John Africanus 29 17/01/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Emily French (Nee Owens), Of 14 Court, 4 House, Kitchen St., Park Lane, Liverpool. Born In Sierra Leone.
Gedrych C 25 17/01/1918 Assistant Cook Tower Hill Memorial Born At Cardiff.
Hall Ernest James 36 17/01/1918 Leading Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son of James and Annie Hall, of Riverside Rd., Reedham, Norfolk. Mr. Hall was a member of the Royal Navy and is also commemorated on panel 28 of the Chatham Naval Memorial.
Harry J 29 17/01/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born In Calabar.
Hasegawa S 30 17/01/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Sao Hasegawa, Of Niigata, Japan. Born In Japan.
Kakisawa K 28 17/01/1918 Mess Room Steward Tower Hill Memorial Born At Yokohama, Japan.
Kishisono S 24 17/01/1918 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mrs. Kesa Kishisono, Of The Prefecture Of Kagoshima, Japan. Born In Japan.
Lundstrom W 54 17/01/1918 Carpenter Tower Hill Memorial Born In Denmark.
Macdonald Donald 29 17/01/1918 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son of Donald and Margaret Macdonald, of 20, Crowlista, Miavaig, Stornoway, Ross-shire. Mr. Macdonald was a member of the Royal Naval Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 30 of the Chatham Naval Memorial.
McNulty Christopher Thomas 23 17/01/1918 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son of Annie McNulty, of 3, Ottallorans Range, Thomondgate, Limerick, and the late James McNulty. Mr. McNulty was a member of the Royal Naval Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 29 of the Plymouth Naval Memorial.
Morimoto Y 27 17/01/1918 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Born In Japan.
Munroe Charles 26 17/01/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born At Barbados.
Richards T 23 17/01/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born At Sierra Leone.
Rogers J 32 17/01/1918 Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Jamaica.
Shibota K 28 17/01/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Kobe.
Uyeda Maritsune 23 17/01/1919 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Tsunetaro Uyeda, Of Yawatahama-Cho, Nishuwa-Gun, Ehime-Ken, Japan. Born In Japan.
Wertanen Aleksi Hjalmar 32 17/01/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Kalle Kallenpoika And Hilda Kallenbybar Musbinko, Of Jamsa, Finland. Born In Finland.
Wilson Thomas 49 17/01/1918 Boatswain Tower Hill Memorial Born At Jamaica.

Windward Ho

Windward Ho was a 226 GRT steam trawler completed in 1902 by Cook, Welton & Gemmell for S. T. White & Co. Ltd. and registered at Hull as H.692. She sank on 9 May 1917 after striking a mine laid by German submarine UC-49 at position 57° 28' N, 01° 42' W - approximately 3 nautical miles South of Peterhead.

Windward Ho
Windward Ho

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Burnham George 45 09/05/1917 Cook Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Burnham, Of 31, Rosamond St., Hull. Born At Hastings.
Eddom George William 09/05/1917 Skipper Tower Hill Memorial
Foot William 25 09/05/1917 Spare Hand Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Foot, Of 7, Myrtle Grove, Somerset St., Hull. Born At Hull.
Matson William Josephus 21 09/05/1917 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Matson, Of 81, Witty St., Hull. Born At Hull.
Stones Albert 27 09/05/1917 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Stones, Of 58, Haltemprice St., Hull. Born At Hull.
Watts William 45 09/05/1917 Spare Hand Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. S. Stephenson (Formerly Watts), Of 1, Robinson S Place, Prince S St., Hull. Born At Hull.
Watts William 45 09/05/1917 Supernumerary Deckhand Peterhead Old Churchyard Screen Wall. D. 5. 410. Husband Of Mrs. S. Stephenson (Formerly Watts), Of 1, Robinson S Place, Prince S St., Hull. Born At Hull.
Wilson William Henry 37 09/05/1917 Boatswain Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Wilson, Of 9, Windsor Terrace, Harrow St., Hull. Born At Hull.
Wright Joseph Alfred 43 09/05/1917 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late George Sellers Wright And Elizabeth Wright; Husband Of Eliza Wright (Nee Paddison), Of 8, Subway St., Hull. Born At Hull.

Winlaton

Winlaton was a 3,263 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1912 by R. Thompson & Sons Ltd. for Gordon Steam Shipping Co. Ltd. She was sunk on 23 August 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine UB-48 at position 35° 40' N, 06° 25' W - approximately 25 nautical miles West of Cape Spartel. She was en route from Barry to Gibraltar with a cargo of coal and naval stores.

Winlaton

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Frane Leo 30 23/08/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Lisbon.
Van Der Jagt Gysbertus 30 23/08/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Jacoba Molendyk (Formerly Van Der Jagt), Of Korte Hillestraat 10C, Rotterdam, And The Late Laurens Van Der Jagt.

Wirral

Wirral was a 4,207 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1911 by Russell & Co. for Wirral Transport Co. Ltd. and managed by J. Edgar & Co. She was sunk on 12 May 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-19 at position 61° 12' N, 03° 47' E - approximately 23 nautical miles North-West of Utvaer Island, Norway. She was en route from London to Arkangel with a cargo of munitions.

Wirral

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Thomas Idris Percy 27 12/05/1917 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John Percy And Margaret Thomas, Of Glyndwr, Portmadoc, Carnarvonshire. Born At Portmadoc.

Wisbech

Wisbech was a 1,282 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1901 by Blyth Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. for Wisbech Steamship Co. Ltd. and managed by Atkinson Bros. She was sunk on 14 August 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine UC-51 approximately 12 nautical miles North-East of Trevose Head. She was en route from Cardiff to St. Malo with a cargo of patent fuel and steel tyres.

Wisbech

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Ali Ahmad 14/08/1917 Fireman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Stephens Mark Warren 26 14/08/1917 Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial (Served As Stevens). Son Of William And The Late Kate Stephens; Husband Of Martha Corinda Stephens, Of 15, Anglesea Terrace, Chapel, Southampton. Born At Bursledon, Southampton.

Wolverton

Wolverton was a 3,868 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1914 by Sir Raylton Dixon & Co. for Denaby & Cadeby Main Collieries Ltd. From 1915 she was owned by E.P.Martin. She was damaged on 16 March 1915 by a mine approximately 5 nautical miles East by South of Fontana Lighthouse, Odessa but towed to safety and later repaired. She survived the war and after two changes of name and owner was wrecked at Morien Bay, Cape Breton on 25 May 1942.

Wolverton

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Calaseres John 27 16/03/1915 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Born In Greece.

Woodfield

Woodfield was a 3,584 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1905 by J. Priestman & Co. for Woodfield Steam Shipping Co. Ltd. and managed by Woods, Tylor & Brown. She was sunk on 3 November 1915 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-38 at position 35° 42' N, 04° 28' W - approximately 40 nautical miles East-South-East of Ceuta. She was en route from an unknown place of departure to Salonica in ballast.

Woodfield

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Adolfsen Daniel 35 03/11/1915 Carpenter Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Adolf And Martine Cornelinsen; Husband Of Winifred Hilda Adolfsen, Of 25, Hatton Rd., Barry Dock, Glam. Born In Norway.

Woolston

Woolston was a 3,013 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1900 by J. Blumer & Co. for Claverhill Steamship Co. Ltd. as Claverley. From 1916 she was owned by Woolston Steamship Co. Ltd., renamed Woolston and managed by S. Instone & Co. Ltd. She was sunk on 14 May 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine UC-52 at position 37° 30' N, 12° 20' E - approximately 1.5 nautical miles off Syracuse. She was en route from Syracuse to Messina with a cargo of sulphur.

Woolston

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Anderson Andrew Juiles 48 14/05/1918 Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Peter And Maria Anderson; Husband Of Mary Jane Anderson (Nee Keir), Of 245, Penarth Rd., Cardiff. Born In Denmark.
Barnfather Robert 27 14/05/1918 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Emily Barnfather, Of 4, Southwood Rd., Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells, And The Late Robert Barnfather. Born At Fulham.
Bovill Joseph 58 14/05/1918 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Margaret Bovill (Nee Bell), Of 145, Eglesfield Rd., South Shields. Born At Whitby.
Ching An 14/05/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Hong Kong Memorial
Gogondouts 21 14/05/1918 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Born In Greece.
Hasan Ali 14/05/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Kamenos Stellios 19 14/05/1918 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Born In Greece.
Mckie Edward Henry 56 14/05/1918 First Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Sarah Ann Olsen Mckie And The Late Donald Mckie; Husband Of Mary Ann Elizabeth Mckie, Of 32, Talbot Rd., South Shields. Born At North Shields.
Potts James 33 14/05/1918 Boatswain Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John Potts, Of 33, John St., Wexford, And The Late Catherine Potts.
Richards John Edward 19 14/05/1918 Mess Room Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Isabella Richards (Nee Williams), Of Gate, Dinas Cross, Pembrokeshire, And The Late Thomas Richards.
Sorensen Carl 14/05/1918 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Garve Carl Christian And Johanne Marie Petrea Sorensen, Of Fjerritshr, Denmark. Born In Denmark.
Taylor Thomas Cook 45 14/05/1918 Master Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John And Julia Taylor; Husband Of Lena Maud Taylor, Of Ardlui, 2, Spring Chase, Brightlingsea.
Wong Man 14/05/1918 Fireman Hong Kong Memorial
Yim Sang 14/05/1918 Fireman and Trimmer Hong Kong Memorial

Wreathier

Wreathier was a 852 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1897 by Craig, Taylor & Co. for Goole & West Riding Steam Shipping Co. Ltd. She was sunk on 3 December 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine UB-35 approximately 1 nautical miles West of Prawle Point. She was en route from Barry to Falmouth and Rouen with a cargo of coal.

Wreathier
Wreathier

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
George Robert 60 03/12/1917 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Edward And Elizabeth George; Husband Of Catherine George (Nee Hatton), Of 12 Salmon St., South Shields. Born At Corbridge, Northumberland.
House Darcy 21 03/12/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son of Albert Edward and Annie Elizabeth House, of 18, Ninetree Hill, Bristol. Mr. House was a member of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 24 of the Plymouth Naval Memorial.
Walker Eli 54 03/12/1917 Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mary Elizabeth, And The Late James Walker; Husband Of Melinda Walker (Nee Colley), Of 16, Montague St., Goole, Yorks. Born At Goole.

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