Vessels Lost in WW2 Recorded on the Memorial at Tower Hill

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 - External Ref. #7.

Chant 5

She was a 403 GRT motor tanker that survived the war. According to the CWGC database, the Date of Death of Mr. Brown was 13 October 1944. Please see the entry for him on the Queries and Omissions page under 'Omissions' HERE.

Chant 5
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Douglas Steven Brown 13/10/1944 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27.
Herbert Terry Evans 30 13/10/1944 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy France Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre Divn. 67. Row L. Grave 1. Age 30
Samuel Tulley 39 13/10/1944 Able Seaman Merchant Navy France Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre Divn. 67. Row L. Grave 2. Age 39

Chantilly

This ship was probably the 10,017 grt steam passenger/cargo ship built in 1923 that survived the war. Information on how Mr. Norton lost his life can be found on the Queries and Omissions page under 'Queries' HERE.

Chantilly
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Joseph Norton 31 28/03/1943 Quartermaster Merchant Navy United States of America New York City Brooklyn (The Evergreens) Cemetery Seamens Ground. Age 31. Husband of E. Norton of Liverpool Lancashire England.

Charlbury

She was a 4,836 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 28 May 1942 by a torpedo fired by Italian submarine Barbarigo at position 06° 22' S 29° 44' W.

Charlbury
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Dimitri Ivanoff 53 28/05/1942 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 53
Robert Edwin Roberts 22 28/05/1942 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 22

Charles L.D.

She was a 5,151 GRT motor cargo ship that was sunk on 21 April 1940 by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-26 at position 62° 49' N 04° 10' E. (off the coast of Norway). Please see the entry for Mr. Mokbel on the Queries and Omissions page under 'Omissions' HERE.

Charles L.D.
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Ernest Ayoun 38 09/12/1942 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 38. Son of Laurencia Ayoun.
Alfred Pierre Basle 52 09/12/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 52. Husband of Emma Basle of Cancale. Ille-et-Vilaine France.
P Bouillet 30 09/12/1942 Electrician Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 30
Andre Boutes 21 09/12/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 21
David Brown 25 09/12/1942 Third Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 25. Son of Arthur and Emily Brown; husband of Elsie Brown of Birkenhead.
Jean Coant 21 09/12/1942 Assistant Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 21. Son of Jean Coant and of Jeanne Coant (nee Guillou) of Sanvic. France.
Albert David 39 09/12/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 39
William Edwards 22 09/12/1942 Fifth Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 22. Son of George and Elizabeth Edwards of Birkenhead.
Charles Esnault 30 09/12/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 30
Charles Fauvel 26 09/12/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 26. Croix de Guerre avec Etoile D Argent (France). Son of Eugene and Maria Francoise Maillard Fauvel of Yport Seine-Inferieure France.
David Feely 25 09/12/1942 Second Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 25. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Feely of New Mains Lanarkshire.
Philibert Fravolo 35 09/12/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 35
Gafour Abdul 09/12/1942 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27.
Joseph Gordon 30 09/12/1942 Carpenter Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 30
Rene Hubert 41 09/12/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 41
Gaston Lacoley 28 09/12/1942 Chief Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 28. Legion dHonneur Croix de Guerre (France) Merite Maritime Ordre de la Liberation. Son of Capitaine Victor Lacoley and Mme. Lacoley; husband of Jeanne Lacoley of Paimpol Cotes du Nord France.
Louis Lambert 18 09/12/1942 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 18
Roger Laniel 32 09/12/1942 Baker Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 32
Antoine Lota 50 09/12/1942 Senior Third Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 50
John Lynam 23 09/12/1942 Fourth Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 23. Son of Anthony and Elsie Lynam; stepson of M. Lynam of Bootle Lancashire.
Adrien Henri Mequin 21 09/12/1942 Second Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 21
Julien Michel 21 09/12/1942 Deck Hand Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 21
Jean Mignolet 22 09/12/1942 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 22
Mokbel Tabet 44 09/12/1942 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 44
Mouttana Ammed 46 09/12/1942 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 46
Roger Olliviere 33 09/12/1942 Assistant Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 33
Pierre Paoli 42 09/12/1942 Chief Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 42
Camille Charles Petit 29 09/12/1942 Senior Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 29
Arnold Reeves 19 09/12/1942 Third Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 19. Son of Ernest and France Jane Reeves of Salford Lancashire.
Jacques Romeuf 43 09/12/1942 First Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 43
Alphonse Sevellec 17 09/12/1942 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 17. War Cross with Bronze Star. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Sevellec of Camaret-smer Finistere France.
Raymond C. Tamateihoura 24 09/12/1942 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 24
Alphonse Tchiba 29 09/12/1942 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 29
Raoul Trupin 20 09/12/1942 Quartermaster Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 20
Urfiz Ali Rauf 32 09/12/1942 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 32
Dan Van Dinh 09/12/1942 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27.

Cheldale

She was a 4,218 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 17 February 1940 as a result of a collision with Greystoke Castle at position 29° 49' S 31° 30' E.

Cheldale
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Ali Wahid 33 17/02/1940 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 33
Hugh Bell 47 17/02/1940 Chief Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 47
Joseph Halladay Blackburn 28 17/02/1940 Second Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 28
Jack Blait 43 17/02/1940 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 43
John Henry Ohara Blaney 19 17/02/1940 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 19. Son of John Henry and Mary Catherine Blaney of Cushendall Co. Antrim Northern Ireland.
William Sproat Clarke 44 17/02/1940 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 44. Son of William John Clark and of Jane Elizabeth Clarke (nee Nicolson).
John Desmond 45 17/02/1940 Boatswain Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 45
Robert Gomes 37 17/02/1940 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 37
James Henderson 52 17/02/1940 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 52. Son of John William and Margaret Henderson; husband of Florence Henderson of Blyth Northumberland.
Osman Hersi 42 17/02/1940 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 42
Michael Mckee 25 17/02/1940 Fourth Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 25. Son of John and Margaret McKee of Belfast Northern Ireland.
Brian Mckillop 20 17/02/1940 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 20. Son of Michael and Annie McKillop.
Edward Charles Norman 36 17/02/1940 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 36. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Norman of Cape Coast Gold Coast; husband of Susan Norman of Liverpool.
Tom Savage 49 17/02/1940 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 49
William Norman Thompson 47 17/02/1940 Master Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 47. Son of Richard and Mary Jane Thompson; husband of Isabella Thompson of South Shields Co. Durham.
David Wallace Wood 50 17/02/1940 Third Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 50. Husband of Catherine Jane Wood of Benton Northumberland. His son Bernard also fell.

Chelsea

She was a 4,804 GRT steam cargo ship that was hit on 30 August 1940 by a torpedo fired by German submarine U-32 at position 58° 48' N 06° 49' W and foundered later at position 59° 45' N 04° 00' W.

Chelsea Chelsea
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Abdo Nassa 50 30/08/1940 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 50
Abdulla Nassir 49 30/08/1940 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 49
Ernest Aiken 59 30/08/1940 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 59. Son of Frederick and Alice Aiken; husband of Amelia Aiken of Hull.
Joseph Falzon 23 30/08/1940 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 23. Son of Francis and Mary Falzon of Nadur Gozo Malta G.C.
Michael Falzon 44 30/08/1940 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 44
Salvatore Falzon 18 30/08/1940 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 18. Son of Mary Falzon of Nadur Gozo Malta G.C.
Anthony Galea 25 30/08/1940 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 25. Son of Michele and Carmela Azzopardi of Xaghra Gozo Malta G.C.
Albert Goulden 28 30/08/1940 Carpenter Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 28. Son of Albert E. and Hannah Goulden of Newton Heath Manchester.
Reginald Stanley Grimes 38 30/08/1940 Third Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 38. Son of George and Ann Grimes; husband of Eva Grimes of Hull.
Habia Abdul 39 30/08/1940 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 39
Hamed Mohamed 34 30/08/1940 Donkeyman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 28. Age 34
Robert Harrison 56 30/08/1940 Master Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 27. Age 56
Ibrahim Sheikh Hassan 38 30/08/1940 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 28. Age 38
Henry Hollingsworth 26 30/08/1940 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Pierowall Old Churchyard Grave 12. Age 26. Son of Henry Edward and Agnes Hollingsworth.
George Shaw Metcalf 54 30/08/1940 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 28. Age 54. Son of Thomas and Margaret Metcalf; husband of Lily May Metcalf of Seaburn. Sunderland. Co. Durham.
Naif Ahmed 40 30/08/1940 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 28. Age 40
Walter Henry Norton 18 30/08/1940 Apprentice Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 28. Age 18
Arturo Rusmanis 33 30/08/1940 Sailor Merchant Navy United Kingdom Brinian Cemetery Row 3. Grave 17. Age 33
Saif Hail 40 30/08/1940 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 28. Age 40
Salik Abdul Wahab 40 30/08/1940 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 28. Age 40
Alexander Greg Wilson 34 30/08/1940 Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 28. Age 34. Son of Robert Stewart Wilson and Elizabeth Hislop Wilson of Glasgow.
William Laing Wood 50 30/08/1940 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 28. Age 50. Husband of Elizabeth J. Wood of South Shields Co. Durham.
Yousef Salem 48 30/08/1940 Fireman and Trimmer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 28. Age 48

Cherbourgeois IV

She appears to have been a rescue tug of 293 GRT but no further information is currently available. The CWGC database records the Date of Death of Mr. Palmer as 29 September 1941. Please see the entry for him on the Queries and Omissions page under 'Omissions' HERE.

Cherbourgeois IV
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Arthur James Palmer 24/09/1941 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 28.

Chevington

She was a 1,537 GRT steam cargo ship that was sunk on 12 October 1941 by a torpedo fired by an E-boat at position 52° 59' N 01° 52' E.

Chevington
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Richard Albert Dixon 36 12/10/1941 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 28. Age 36. Son of Adam and Grace Ann Dixon; husband of Margaret Mary Dixon of Amble Northumberland.
William Barrons Hedley 31 12/10/1941 Fireman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 28. Age 31. Husband of Mary Hedley of Broomhill Northumberland.
Charles Hultgren 36 12/10/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 28. Age 36. Son of Charles G. Hultgren and of Margaret A. Hultgren of Amble Northumberland.
James Blackett Murray 30 12/10/1941 Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 28. Age 30
Elias Abrahamson Skille 60 12/10/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 28. Age 60. Husband of Maria Skille.
Charles Robert Straker, M M and Bar 53 12/10/1941 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 28. Age 53. Son of John and Helen Straker; husband of Ellen Straker. of Amble. Northumberland.
Richard Elliott Thompson 20 12/10/1941 Able Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 28. Age 20. Son of Richard Wrigglesworth Thompson and of Mary Ellen Thompson of South Shields Co. Durham.

Chile

She was a 6,956 motor cargo ship that was sunk on 7 June 1942 by a torpedo fired by Italian submarine Leonardo da Vinci at position 04° 17' N 13° 48' W.

Chile
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
Bertol Marinus Augustsen 32 07/06/1942 Third Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 28. Age 32. Son of August and Kathrine Augustsen of Strib Denmark.
Louis Alfred Godske Herr 30 07/06/1942 Chief Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 28. Age 30
Aage Christian Jensen 47 07/06/1942 Chief Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 28. Age 47. Son of Skipper Rasmus Jensen and Emilie Jensen; husband of Naja Jensen (nee Bemis) of Copenhagen. Denmark.
Antoni Kaminsk 29 07/06/1942 Greaser Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 28. Age 29
Ejnar Marinus Rasmussen 37 07/06/1942 Second Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 28. Age 37. Husband of Oda Margrethe Rasmussen of Svendborg Denmark.

Chilean Reefer

She was a 1,831 GRT motor refrigerated cargo ship that was sunk on 16 March 1941 by gunfire from German raider Gneisnau at position 46° 13' N 44° 45' W.

Chilean Reefer
Forenames Surname & Honours Age D.O.D Rank Service Country Cemetery/Memorial Grave Ref. Addl. Information
James Fraser 27 16/03/1941 Third Engineer Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 28. Age 27. Son of James and Isabella Fraser; husband of Annie Kennedy Fraser of Oxton Birkenhead.
Peter Hjorth 19 16/03/1941 Ordinary Seaman Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 28. Age 19. Son of P. Ryberg Hjorth and Signe Hjorth of Brorup Denmark.
N G Kow 27 16/03/1941 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 28. Age 27
Low Cheong 32 16/03/1941 Cook Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 28. Age 32
Frank Vernon Wilkinson 40 16/03/1941 Chief Steward Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 28. Age 40. Son of Arthur Ernest and Flora Johnstone Wilkinson; husband of Mary Scott Hunter Wilkinson of Dalmuir Dunbartonshire.
George Williams 21 16/03/1941 First Radio Officer Merchant Navy United Kingdom Tower Hill Memorial Panel 28. Age 21