Lost in WW1

Wychwood Wyndhurst Yarmouth
Yeovil Yochow Yola
Young Bert Yzer Zambesi
Zamora


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].

Wychwood

Wychwood was a 1,985 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1907 by Osbourne, Graham & Co. for W. France, Fenwick & Co. Ltd. She was sunk on 28 March 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine UC-65 at position 52° 40' N, 05° 55' W - approximately 4 nautical miles South-South-West of the South Arklow Light Vessel. She was en route from Barry to Scapa Flow with a cargo of coal.

Wychwood

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Ciappara Emanuel 32 28/03/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Maria Anna Ciappara, Of 169, Str. Reale, C. Zabbar, Malta. Born In Malta.
Palmer Frederick Charles 30 28/03/1917 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Frederick William And Eleanor Palmer; Husband Of Frances Ann Palmer (Nee Barley), Of 19, Blandford St., Sunderland. Born At Southwick, Nr. Sunderland.
Sinclair John Robert 18 05/08/1917 Engineer s Steward Sullum Cemetery West of middle of Cemetery. Son Of The Late Robert Sinclair, And Of Elizabeth Sinclair. Born At Tarrarat, Lunnasting, Shetland Sullom.
Wood John Harlick 30 28/03/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Jesse E. Wood, And The Late Mrs. Wood; Husband Of Gertrude Emily Wood (Nee Smith), Of 23, Emrock St., Port Talbot, Glam. Born At Rickle, Yorks.

Wyndhurst

Wyndhurst was a 570 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1917 by J. Lewis & Sons Ltd. for Cleeves Western Valleys Anthracite Collieries, Ltd. and managed by T. D. John. She was sunk on 6 December 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine UC-71 at position 50° 05' N, 01° 18' W - approximately 30 nautical miles South of St. Catherine's Point. She was en route from Penarth to Rouen with a cargo of coal.

Wyndhurst
Wyndhurst

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Flores Cristobal 06/12/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Dona Joaquina Granero De Flores, Of Garrucha, Almeria, Spain. Born In Spain.
Keith Joseph William 34 06/12/1917 Cook Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Euphemia Keith And The Late William Reid Keith; Husband Of Williamina Keith (Nee Mutch), Of 85, Jute St., Aberdeen. Born At Aberdeen.
Macdonald Alexander John 21 D.S.M. 06/12/1917 Leading Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son of Torquil Macdonald, of 4, Port Voller, Stornoway, Ross-shire. Mr. Macdonald was a member of the Royal Naval Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 26 of the Chatham Naval Memorial.
Moar Andrew 33 06/12/1917 Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Husband of Elizabeth J. Petrie Coghill (formerly Moar), of 3, Hope Terrace, Leith. Native of Unst, Shetland. Mr. Moar was a member of the Royal Naval Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 27 of the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.
Nave Robert 39 06/12/1917 Second Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late William And Mary Ann Nave; Husband Of Elizabeth Jane Nave (Nee Robinson), Of Floraville Cottage, Corkickle, Whitehaven. Born At Whitehaven.
Parr Thomas 45 06/12/1917 Master Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Thomas And Isabell Parr; Husband Of Mary Parr, Of 57, Church St., Whitehaven.
Rodrigues P 06/12/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Spain.
Simpson John Bain 06/12/1917 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial
Stephenson William 53 06/12/1917 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late John And Ada Stephenson; Husband Of Mary Jane Stephenson (Nee Samson), Of 7, Ashvale Place, Aberdeen. Born At North Shields.
Sweeney Charles 17 06/12/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late John And Elizabeth Sweeney. Born At Belfast.
Vasulez Georgio 06/12/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Spain.

Yarmouth

Yarmouth was a 162 GRT steam trawler completed in 1897 by Mackie & Thomson for Hagerup, Doughty & Co. Ltd. and registered at Grimsby as GY.334. At the time of her loss she was owned by Consolidated Steam Fishing and Ice Co. (Grimsby) Ltd. She went missing and was not seen again after 8 November 1915.

There were no survivors

Yarmouth

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Blythe Charles James 08/11/1915 Skipper Tower Hill Memorial
Bray Joseph Harold 19 08/11/1915 Deck Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mrs. Bray, Of 10, Pelham St., Grimsby. Born At Grimsby.
Guillion Charles John Frederick 50 08/11/1915 Third Hand Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Guillion, Of 25, Flower Square, Grimsby. Born At Newport.
Harries Benjamin 18 08/11/1915 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Benjamin And Elizabeth Harries, Of 22, Thorald St., Grimsby. Born At Fleetwood.
Marks Thomas 32 08/11/1915 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Marks, Of 262, Durban Rd., Grimsby. Born At Winson.
Meck Japheth 36 08/11/1915 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Meck, Of 19, Clavering St., Little Coates. Born At Hull.
Postle Walter John 50 08/11/1915 Mate Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Henry William And Amelia Postle; Husband Of Eliza Ann Postle Formerly Simpson (Nee Walmsley), Of 426, Weelsby St., Grimsby. Born At Norwich.
Rivers Arthur George 65 08/11/1915 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Rivers, Of 19, Sea View Terrace, Stirling St., New Cleethorpes. Born In London.
Von Gfug Cuno 18 08/11/1915 Deck Hand Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Cuno Von Gfug. Born At Barry Dock.

Yeovil

Yeovil was a 164 GRT steam trawler completed in 1898 by Irvine Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd. for Hagerup, Doughty & Co. Ltd. and registered at Grimsby as GY.575. At the time of her loss she was owned by Consolidated Steam Fishing & Ice Co. Ltd. She was captured on 21 April 1917 by German submarine UC-33 and scuttled with explosive charges approximately 35 nautical miles North-North-West of Foula Island.

Yeovil

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Hamilton Charles Joseph 52 22/04/1917 Deck Hand Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Hamilton, Of 3, Albert Yard, Grimsby. Born At Barking.

Yochow

Yochow was a 2,127 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1901 by Scott & Co. for China Navigation Co. Ltd. She was sunk on 20 March 1918 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-33 approximately 54 nautical miles North by East of Port Said.

Yochow

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Abdul Hamid 21/03/1918 Bhandary Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Abdul Karim Husaini 21/03/1918 Lascar Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Abdul Mukhdum Bakhsh 21/03/1918 Lascar Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Abdullah Babbu Qazi 21/03/1918 Serang Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Abdur Rahman Bandu Miyan 21/03/1918 Fireman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Abdur Rahman Saiyed Yaqub 21/03/1918 Fireman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Babu Lal Magan 21/03/1918 Topass Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Bawa Baba 21/03/1918 Fireman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Bawa Moin 21/03/1918 Lascar Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Bawa Saheb Babbu 21/03/1918 Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Bhik Shaikh Muhammad 21/03/1918 Second Tindal Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Budhia Jiva 21/03/1918 Seacunny Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Da Costa Aleixo 21/03/1918 General Servant Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Dias Jose 21/03/1918 Second Cook Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Ghulam Husain Naqwi 21/03/1918 Fireman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Ghulam Husain Zainu 21/03/1918 Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Ismail Bapu 21/03/1918 Fireman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Jiva Jeram 21/03/1918 Lascar Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Keshav Jiva 21/03/1918 Lascar Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Kiva Virji 21/03/1918 Lascar Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Koya Mitha 21/03/1918 Bhandary Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Lalia Deva 21/03/1918 Lascar Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Lalia Mitha 21/03/1918 Serang Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Lalia Rama 21/03/1918 Lascar Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Lloyd Robert Henry 47 20/03/1918 Master Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Robert Lloyd, Of 117, High St., Portmadoc; Husband Of Catherine Mary Morgan Lloyd, Of 7, Waterloo Rd., Chester.
MacLeod Neil McDonald 25 20/03/1918 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John And Elizabeth MacLeod, Of 60, Belville St., Greenock. Born In Scotland.
Makan Bhikha 21/03/1918 Lascar Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Miththa Soma 21/03/1918 Lascar Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Muhammad Ibrahim 21/03/1918 Oilman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Pereira L.F. 21/03/1918 General Servant Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Pereira Manuel 21/03/1918 Carpenter Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Punja Dubla 21/03/1918 Tindal Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Rama Jiva 21/03/1918 Lascar Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Rodriques C 21/03/1918 Saloon Topass Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Safdar Husain Halaku 21/03/1918 Fireman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Saiyed Abdul Saiyed Karim 21/03/1918 Oilman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Saiyed Ghulam Saiyed Ali 21/03/1918 Donkeyman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Seiaikh Ali Saiyed Yaqub 21/03/1918 Tindal Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Shaikh Ahmad Shaikh Ibrahim 21/03/1918 Cassab Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Shaikh Daud Babu 21/03/1918 Fireman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Shaikh Husain Amin 21/03/1918 Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Shaikh Ibrahim Jaafar 21/03/1918 Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Shaikh Umar Dakhil 21/03/1918 Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Shaikh Usman Shaikh Muhammad 21/03/1918 Fireman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Shakur Ilahi 21/03/1918 Trimmer Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Shattock Ernest Arthur 43 20/03/1918 Chief Officer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Ethel May Shattock (Nee Simon), Of 147, Knowles St., St. Albans, New Zealand.
Umar Yaqub 21/03/1918 Fireman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Vaz M.J. 21/03/1918 Pantryman Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Vaz P.L. 21/03/1918 Butler Bombay 1914-1918 Memorial, Mumbai
Wilson Thomas 21 21/03/1918 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son of Samuel and Ellen Wilson, of 80, Oak St., Teams, Gateshead Mr. Wilson was a member of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and is also commemorated on panel 31 of the Chatham Naval Memorial.

Yola

Yola was a 3,504 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1898 by Sunderland Shipbuilding Co. for Elder, Dempster & Co. Ltd. She departed New York on 26 January 1917 bound for London and was reported missing and not seen again. According to uboat.net, Yola was torpedoed by German submarine U 55 on 7 February 1917 at location 49° 34'N, 7° 12'W.

There were no survivors

Yola
Yola
Yola

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Adams Charles 20 28/01/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Beatrice Mary Selina Adams, Of 77, New Rd., Brixham, Devon, And The Late Henry Adams.
Alexander J 39 28/01/1917 Second Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Mrs. Barbara Alexander, Of 35, Springfield Rd., East Ham, London. Born At Aberdeen.
Angulo Alberto 22 28/01/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Costa Rica.
Belenger Jose 49 28/01/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Rose Belenger, Of 9, Patrick St., Cardiff. Born In Spain.
Bopi G 38 28/01/1917 Donkeyman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Italy.
Christensen A 27 28/01/1917 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Born In Norway.
Dandy Jack 28/01/1917 Assistant Cook Tower Hill Memorial Born In Sierra Leone.
Davis Willie 28/01/1917 Ordinary Seaman Tower Hill Memorial
Debono Carmelo Cataldo Guiseppe 21 28/01/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Paolo And Carmela Debono (Nee Bugsia), Of 12, Howard St., Sliema, Malta.
Ferguson C 35 28/01/1917 Boatswain and Lamps Tower Hill Memorial Born In London.
Grant K 21 28/01/1917 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Born In Russia.
Isidoro V 30 28/01/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born In Spain.
Joseph G 23 28/01/1917 Ordinary Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Jamaica.
Karlson F 50 28/01/1917 Able Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Sweden.
Lewis W.R. 36 28/01/1917 Fourth Engineer Officer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Jane Lewis, Of Freshfield, Esplanade Avenue, Porthcawl, Glam. Born At Dowlais.
Macalpine William 25 28/01/1917 Third Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Gertrude Macalpine (Nee Gulliver), Of 10, Oxford St., Cardiff. Born At Glasgow.
MacKintosh Alexander 41 28/01/1917 First Engineer Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Annie MacKintosh, Of 43, Lisburn Lane, Liverpool. Born At Inverness.
McKinley Thomas 17 28/01/1917 Ordinary Seaman Tower Hill Memorial Born At Brooklyn, U.S.A.
McLeod A 38 28/01/1917 Carpenter Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late James And Jane McLeod. Born At Hebburn Quay, Co. Durham.
Owen Hugh 39 28/01/1917 Master Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Owen And Margaret Owen, Of Fron Craig, Amlwch Port, Anglesey; Husband Of Eleanor Owen, Of Bryn, Boderwyd, Rhosgoch, Anglesey, N. Wales.
Pechin Emilo 17 28/01/1917 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Born At Pittsburg, U.S.A.
Pereira Joaquin 35 28/01/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born In Portugal.
Peter John 28 28/01/1917 Assistant Cook Tower Hill Memorial Born In Ceylon.
Peters R 38 28/01/1917 Sailor Tower Hill Memorial Born In London.
Pettigrew R 25 28/01/1917 Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John Pettigrew, Of 43, Asmuns Place, Golders Green, Hendon, Middx. Born In London.
Roberts H 37 28/01/1917 First Mate Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Phoebe Roberts, Of 58, Claribel St., Liverpool. Born At Portmadoc.
Sennara E 41 28/01/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born In Italy.
Strickland A.L. 44 28/01/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Born In U.S.A.
Thompson J.G. 28/01/1917 2nd Steward Tower Hill Memorial
Turner Emmanuel Salvator 21 28/01/1917 Fireman and Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial (May Have Been Named Tonna). Born In Malta.
Walkeden G 26 28/01/1917 Second Mate Tower Hill Memorial Husband Of Gertrude Walkeden, Of 163, Fazeley St., Birmingham. Born At Birmingham.
Walker W 28/01/1917 Trimmer Tower Hill Memorial Born At Sierra Leone.
Williams Arthur John 17 28/01/1917 Pantry Boy Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mrs. Ada Williams, Of 44, Allcock St., Birmingham.

Young Bert

Young Bert was a 47 GRT trawler completed in 1904 in Brixham for William Robbens & Sons Ltd. and registered at Lowestoft as LT.454. She was stopped and scuttled on 2 August 1917 by German submarine UC-63 off The Humber. The crew took to their lifeboat but were not seen again.

Young Bert

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Bennett Robert 30/07/1917 Third Hand Tower Hill Memorial
Bowler Edward 30/07/1917 Skipper Tower Hill Memorial
Cook John 30/07/1917 Mate Tower Hill Memorial
Eglinton Thomas 30/07/1917 Cook Tower Hill Memorial
Smith Arnott 30/07/1917 Deck Hand Tower Hill Memorial

Yzer

Yzer was a 3,001 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1904 by Armstrong, Whitworth & Co. Ltd. for Cuban Steamship Co. Ltd. as Cayo Manzanillo. From 1916 she was owned by Brys & Gylsen, Ltd. She was sunk on 20 July 1916 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-39 at position 37° 12' N, 02° 20' E - approximately 56 nautical miles North-West by North of Algiers. She was en route from Cette to Gibraltar in ballast.

Yzer

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Lovell Charles Robert 39 20/07/1916 First Mate Tower Hill Memorial Born At Sunderland.

Zambesi

Zambesi was a 3,727 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1901 by Bartram & Sons for Turner, Brightman & Co. She was sunk on 1 April 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine U-63 at position 31° 26' N, 29° 49' E - approximately 15 nautical miles North by West of Alexandria. She was en route from the Tyne to Port Said with a cargo of coal.

Zambesi

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Hamp John Robert 16 01/04/1917 Apprentice Tower Hill Memorial Son Of John And Mary Ann Hamp, Of 3, Pearson St., Greenwich, London.
Harris Benjamin Frederick 49 01/04/1917 Chief Cook Tower Hill Memorial Born At Manchester.
Phillips George 15 01/04/1917 Assistant Steward Tower Hill Memorial Son Of Mr. Phillips, Of 53, Trojan St., South Shields. Born At South Shields.

Zamora

Zamora was a 3,602 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1905 by J. L. Thompson & Sons Ltd. for Turner, Brightman & Co. She was damaged on 6 August 1917 by torpedo fired by German submarine UC-63 approximately 2 nautical miles North-West of the Inner Dowsing Light Vessel. She was en route from Arkangel to an unknown destination with a cargo of timber. She survived a further attack on 26 July 1918 in the Atlantic and after three changes of name and ownership was eventually broken up in 1959.

Zamora

Casualties

Surname Forename Age Honours/
Awards
D.O.D Rank Cemetery/
Memorial
Grave Ref. Additional Information
Boxer Thomas 36 06/08/1917 Fireman Tower Hill Memorial Son Of The Late Joseph Henry And Margaret Boxer; Husband Of Sarah Eliza Boxer (Nee Fearon), Of 1, Cross Place, East End, Sunderland. Born At Sunderland.

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