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JERSEY MERCHANT MARINE ROLL OF HONOUR

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Doug Ford 2005

The memorial is to be found in Jersey Maritime Museum, New North Quay, St. Helier( across the road from The Weighbridge).

There are no roses on sailors graves,
Nor wreaths upon the storm tossed waves,
No heartbroken words carved on stone,
Just shipmates bodies floating there alone,
The only tributes are the seagulls sweeps,
And the teardrop when a loved one weeps.

Great War 1914-18

1914

 

 

 

GALLICHAN

W

Deck Hand

Steam Trawler "Cygnus" (Grimsby)

[Spelt GALLICHAM on CWGC] Died 12 December 1914. Aged 52. Born Jersey. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.

LE MASURIER

John

2nd Officer

No further information currently available.

MANGER

Walter George

Donkeyman

S.S. "Therese Heymann" (London)

Died 25 December 1914. Aged 46. Son of the late Richard and Elizabeth Ann Manger; husband of Jessie Manger (nee Jordan), of 31, Seymour St., Dunston-on-Tyne. Born in Jersey. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.

1915

 

 

 

         

1916

 

 

 

BILLOT

Frederick [George]

Master

S.S. "Euterpe" (Cardiff)

Died 7 January 1916. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.

Note: Euterpe, 1,522tons, 7 January 1916, North Sea, probably mined and sunk, 19 lives lost including Master.

COPP

Arthur

Able Seaman and Lamps

S.S. "Cabotia" (Glasgow)

Died 20 October 1916. Aged 33. Son of Jane Copp and the late William Copp. Born in Jersey. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.

Note: Cabotia, 4,309tons, 20 October 1916, 120 miles WNW from Tory Island, captured by submarine, sunk by gunfire, 32 lives lost including Master

CRESPIN

Charles William Victor

Fireman

S.S. "Vanellus" (Cork)

Died 1 October 1916. Aged 34. Son of Charles Crespin, of 20, Albert Terrace, Portland, Dorset. Born at Gorey, Jersey, Channel Islands. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.

Note: Vanellus, 1,797tons, defensively-armed, 1 October 1916, Havre Roads, mined and sunk, 3 lives lost

HAMON

Alfred De Gruchy

Second Mate

S.S. "Sea Serpent" (London)

Died 23 March 1916. Aged 48. Son of the late John and Elizabeth Hamon; husband of Jane Mary Ann Hamon (nee Liot), of 28, Blenheim Rd., East Ham, London. Born in Jersey. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.

Note: Sea Serpent, 902tons, 23 March 1916, off Folkestone Pier, mined and sunk, 14 lives lost including Master

LE HUQUET

W

Able Seaman

S.S. "Alacrity" (Belfast)

Died 30 March 1916. Aged 42. Born Jersey. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.

WALDEN

Harold Eugen Montague

Second Mate

S.S. "Rappahannock" (Liverpool)

Died 17 October 1916. Aged 29. Son of Alfred and Ada Walden; husband of Edith Walden, of 70, Shardeloes Rd., New Cross, London. Born in Jersey. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.

Note: Rappahannock, 3,871tons, 26 October 1916, 70 miles from Scilly Isles, captured by submarine, not know how sunkcause of sinking unknown, 37 lives lost including Master

1917

 

 

 

AUBIN

John Richard

Master

S.S. "Grenadier"

Died 23 February 1917. Aged 53. Son of Phillip and Hannah Aubin; husband of Mary Aubin, of West Avenue, Harton, South Shields. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.

Note: Grenadier was 1,004tons, built in 1895 and travelled between Newcastle and Rotterdam/Hamburg. Torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 23 February 1917.

CAVE

Henry

First Engineer

S.S. "Ilston" (Swansea)

Died 30 June 1917. Aged 41. Son of the late William and Sarah Cave; husband of Mary Jane Cave, of 103, Chester Rd., West Hartlepool. Born at St. Helier, Jersey. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.

Note: SS Iston was an armed merchantman of 2,426 tons, 300 x 44 x19 ft. She was sunk on 30 June 1917 by torpedo from a U-boat. This big wreck now lies in 45-50m of water two miles or so east of Lizard point, with the large boilers and cargo of railway rolling stock showing across the wreckage.

CAWS

Wallace George

Third Engineer

S.S. "Peshawur" (Glasgow).

Died 9 October 1917. Aged 32. Son of Wallace George Caws; husband of Jessie Elizabeth Caws (nee Browne), of 30, Burgess Rd., East Ham, Essex. Born in Jersey. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.

Note: Peshawur, 7,634 tons, built 1905 by Barclay Curle & Company Glasgow as a Passenger Cargo Vessel, defensively-armed, 9 October 1917, 7 miles SE ¼ E from Ballyquintin Point, Co Down, torpedoed without warning and sunk by submarine U-96, 13 lives lost.

COLIVET

John

Chief Officer

S.S. "Aylevarroo" (Limerick)

Died 7 October 1917. Aged 55. Son of the late John and Augustina Le Breuiller Colivet. Born in Jersey. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.

Note: Aylevarroo, 908tons, defensively-armed, torpedoed without warning off Ballycotton, Southern Ireland, 7 October 1917, 20 lives lost including Master

COONEY

Thomas

Able Seaman

S.S. "Bristol City" (Bristol)

Died 16 December 1917. Aged 54. Born Jersey. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.

Note: Britsol City 2,511 tons, defensively armed, torpedoed and sunk in English Channel 16 December 1917, 30 lives lost including Master.

COOPER

Sidney Philip

Steward

S.S. "Eloby" (Liverpool)

Died 19 July 1917. Aged 23. Son of Amelia Cooper, of 26, Byron St., Bootle, Lancs, and the late Philip John Cooper. Born in Jersey. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.

Note: Eloby, 6,545tons, defensively armed, 19 July 1917, 75 miles SE by E from Malta, torpedoed without warning and sunk by submarine, 56 lives lost including Master.

GOODE

William Bramwell

Able Seaman

S.S. "Azul" (London)

Died 6 February 1917. Aged 27. Son of John Amos and Esther Clara Goode (nee La Grand). Born in Jersey. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.

Note: Azul, 3,074 tons, 5 February 1917, 180 miles W ½ N from Fastnet, torpedoed without warning and sunk by submarine, 11 lives lost

HARZO

Francois J

Able Seaman

S.S. "Gower Coast" (Liverpool)

Diedm 4 April 1917. Aged 26. Born in Jersey. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.

Note: Gower Coast, built by Dundee Shiobuilkders Company in 1899 for Powell, Bascon & Hough Lines, 804 tons. Left the Tyne on 31 March 1917 for Treport, with coal. She was last seen in Boulogne Roads on April 4th, and was probably sunk through striking a mine. She had a crew of 15.

HOULBECQ

Francis William

First mate

S.S. "Dauntless" (Newcastle)

Died 4 February 1917. Aged 36. Son of Mrs. Jane Mary Houlbecq, of Percy Villa, Clairvale Rd., St. Helier, Jersey. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.

Note: Dauntless, 2,157 tons, defensively-armed, 4 February 1917, 10 miles from La Coubre Point, captured by submarine, sunk by bombs, 15 lives lost

JASPER

Henry Charles

Able Seaman

S.S. "Connaught" (Dublin)

Died 3 March 1917. Aged 39. Son of William John and the late Ann Elizabeth Jasper; husband of Mabel Bessie Jasper (nee Bravis), of 37, Threefield Lane, Southampton. Born at St. Helier, Jersey. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.

Note: Connaught twin screw steam ship built by Cammell Lairds of Birkenhead, 2646 tons. In 1915 Connaught was commandeered by the War Office and put into service as a troop carrier. On the 3rd March 1917, 29 miles S by W ½ W from Owers LV, she was torpedoed without warning and sunk by submarine whilst sailing through the English Channel. Three lives were lost.

MARCUS

John Philip

Steward

S.S. "Lucilene"

Died 13 March 1917. Aged 26. Son of the late John Philip and Louise Marcus; husband of Elizabeth Marcus (nee Veale), of 1, Harbour Sea View, Dartmouth, Devon. Born at Dartmouth. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.

MARETT

Lionel Ernest

3rd Officer

S.S. "Bristol City" (Bristol)

Died 19 December 1917. Aged 20. Son of Walter Ernest Marett. Born in Jersey. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.

Note: Britsol City 2,511 tons, defensively armed, torpedoed and sunk in English Channel 16 December 1917, 30 lives lost including Master.

MARKS

Theodore

Quartermaster

S.S. "Aylevarroo" (Limerick)

Died 7 October 1917. Husband of Mary Ann Marks (nee O'Neill), of 4, Back Queen St., Limerick. Born in Jersey. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.

Note: Aylevarroo, 908 tons, defensively-armed, torpedoed without warning off Ballycotton, Southern Ireland, 7 October 1917, 20 lives lost including Master

MILLER

Phillip Harris

(Donkeyman).

S.S. "Adenwen" (Cardiff)

Died 25 March 1917. Aged 58. Son of the late Samuel and Elizabeth Miller (nee Morgan). Born in Jersey. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.

Note: Adenwen, 3,793 tons, defensively-armed, 25 March 1917, 6 miles SE by E from N Arklow LV, torpedoed without warning and sunk by submarine, 10 lives lost

MONTROSE

Henry

Fireman and Trimmer

S.S. "Tandil" (London)

Died 12 March 1917. Aged 36. Son of the late John Montrose; husband of Catherine Montrose (nee Garland), of 36, Queensbury St., Birkenhead. Born at St. Helier, Jersey. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.

Note: Tandil, 2,897 tons, 12 March 1917, 20 miles W by N ½ N from Portland, torpedoed without warning and sunk by submarine, 4 lives lost

RAFFRAY

Herbert Leonard

First Engineer

S.S. "Echunga" (Port Adelaide)

Died 5 September 1917. Aged 34. Son of Durell Ph. and Jane M. Raffray (nee Le Breton), of 24, Commercial Buildings, Jersey. Born in Jersey. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.

Note: Echunga, 6,285 tons, defensively-armed, 5 September 1917, 40 miles N by E from Ushant, torpedoed without warning and sunk by submarine, 9 lives lost

RUMSEY

Arthur Ernest

Second Engineer

S.S. "Manchuria" (west Hartlepool)

Died 17 October 1917. Aged 39. Son of Georgina Grace and the late James Rumsey; husband of Sarah Annie Rumsey (nee Patterson), of 1, Crimdon St., West Hartlepool. Born in Jersey. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.

Note: Manchuria, 2,997 tons, defensively-armed, 17 October 1917, 60 miles NW from Ushant, torpedoed without warning and sunk by submarine, 26 lives lost including Master

SIMON

Henry Francis

2nd Officer (2nd Mate)

S.S. "Braeside" (Sunderland)

Died 5 December 1917. Husband of the late Amelia Ann Simon (nee Le Gresley). Born in Jersey. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.

TROON

Edgar Robert Henry

Waiter

S.S. "Arcadian" (Belfast)

Died 15 April 1917. Aged 41. Son of Robert and Carolyn Troon; husband of Laura Annie Troon (nee Webber), of Fern Glen, Spring Rd., Sholing, Southampton. Born in Jersey, Channel Islands. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.

Note: Originally known as Ortona, built by Pacific SN Co for the Australian run in 1899. She was 7950 gross tons and 500 feet long, carrying 130-1st, 162-2nd and 300-3rd class passengers. She passed to Royal Mail Steam Packet Company in 1906, and was used briefly on their West Indies route. In 1910 she was rebuilt as the cruise ship Arcadian (8939 gross tons, 320 First Class passengers). Although defensively-armed she was sunk by a submarine in 1917 whilst on trooping duty. SS Aracadian was built in 1899, owned by Royal Mail Steam Packet Company, 8,939 tons. She was torpedoed 26 miles NE from Milo, without warning and sunk by German submarine UC74, in Mediterranean, whilst on passage to Salonika Alexandria, 35 lives lost.

VANTIER

Stanley

Able Seaman

S.S. "Ottokar" (London)

Died 11 December 1917. Aged 38. Son of Francis Peter Vantier; husband of Lillie Louisa Vantier (nee Vaughan), of 3, Langham House, Gosfield St., London. Born at St. Helier, Jersey. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.

1918

BATTRICK

Percy

Able Seaman

S.S. "Normandy" (Southampton)

Died 25 January 1918. Aged 22. Son of Mrs. Battrick, of 59, Priory Cottage, Newton Rd., Woolston. Born in Jersey. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.

Note: Normandy, 618grt, defensively-armed, 25 January 1918, 8 miles E by N from Cape La Hague, torpedoed without warning and sunk by submarine, 14 lives lost

CHURCHILL

Walter Francis Henry

Able Seaman

S.S. "Whorlton" (West Hartlepool)

Died 12 January 1918. Aged 45. Son of George Francis Churchill, of 70, New Rd., Skewen, Glam., and the late Amelia Elizabeth Churchill. Born in Jersey. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.

FIELDING

William Christopher

Able Seaman

S.S. "South-Western" (Southampton)

Died 16 March 1918. Aged 34. Son of Philip John and Lydia Fielding; husband of Daisy Ethel Fielding (nee Bassett), of 2, St. James's Place, St. Helier, Jersey. Born in Jersey. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.

HACKING

Charles Henry

Ship's Cook

HMS "Otranto"

Died 6 October 1918. Aged 39. Son of Albert Hacking; husband of Julia M. Hacking, of Haimance Lodge, Ann St., Jersey. Born in Jersey. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.

JEUNE

George John

Ketch "Martin"

No further information currently available.

KADREWELL

Martin Alexander Walter

Second Cook

HMHS "Llandovery Castle" (London)

Died 27 June 1918. Aged 51. Son of the late William Kadrewell; husband of Julia Mary Kadrewell (nee Wiltshire), of 14, New St. John's Rd., Jersey. Born in London. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.

LE FEUVRE

Edward Thomas

Second Mate

S.S. "Glenfruin" (Glasgow)

Died 26 January 1918. Aged 56. Son of the late Edward and Mary Le Feuvre; husband of Mary Jane Le Feuvre, of 83, Grange Gardens, Cardiff. Born in Jersey. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.

MILLER, MM

Frederick Clifford

Chief Steward

S.S. "South Western"

Died 16 MArch 1918. Aged 49. Son of Thomas and Mary Ann Miller, of St. Helier, Jersey; husband of F. Miller, of 19, Spear Rd., Southampton. Awarded the Miltary Medal (M.M.). Buried in JANVAL CEMETERY, DIEPPE, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot I. Row M. Grave 5.

MUSCOTT

John Godfrey

Third Officer

S.S. "Panayiotis"

Died 18 October 1918. Aged 19. Son of Alice E. Muscott, of Le Bocage, Bagot, Jersey, and the late Frederick Bruce Muscott. Buried in CATHAYS CEMETERY, CARDIFF, Glamorganshire. Plot/Row/Section EB. Grave 78.

MUNSON

Edwin

Seaman

S.S. "Norfolk Coast" (Liverpool)

Died 18 June 1918. Aged 56. Husband of Sarah Elizabeth Munson (nee Morris), of 2, Picton Grove, Wavertree, Liverpool. Born in Jersey. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.

TIREL

George Albert Emile

Ordinary Seaman

S.S. "Galway Castle" (London)

Died 12 September 1918. Aged 17. Son of Albert Georges and Marie Rosalie Tirel (nee Dinan), of 19, Hilgrove St., St. Helier, Jersey. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.

WAUGH

Wallace Helier

Steward

S.S. "Normandy" (Southampton)

Died 25 January 1918. Aged 45. Son of the late John Wallace Waugh, and Eliza Waugh; husband of Florence Maud Waugh (nee Le Coig), of 9, Suffolk Avenue, Southampton. Born in Jersey, Channel Islands. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.

1919

DE STE. CROIX

Harold Philip

Purser

S.S. "Egypt"

No further information currently available.

HOTTON

Henry Summers

2nd Officer

S.S. "Ardgartan"

No further information currently available.

TOUZEL

George James

Able Seaman

S.S. "Huntsend"

No further information currently available.

FAUVEL

George Clemen

No further information currently available.

SADLER

Arthur Rubin

Able Seaman

S.S. "Veto"

No further information currently available.

Second World War 1939-45

1939

 

1940

 

 

 

BERRY

Henry Francis Adderson

Cadet

S.S. "Calabria"

Died 8 December 1940. Aged 18. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 22.

HANNAM

Frederick David

Able Seaman

M.V. "Leon Martin" (Glasgow)

Died 13 November 1940. Aged 27. Son of Frederick David and Gladys May Hannam, of St. John's, Jersey, Channel Islands. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 64.

HOLMES

Cyril W

Seaman (Sailor)

S.S. "Ville de Liège" (Belgium)

Died 13 April 1941. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 114.

1941

 

 

 

FORDSON

Leonard

Ordinary Seaman

S.S. "Lindsay" (Newport)

Died 13 June 1941. Aged 18. Son of Jack and Jeannette Fordson, of Jersey, Channel Islands. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 90.

RAFFRAY

John Francis

Chief Engineer Officer

S.S. "Polzella" (Penzance)

Died 13 January 1940. Aged 51. Husband of Linda Raffray, of Cathays, Glamorgan. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 82.

MERCIER

Clifford Francis

Able Seaman

S.S. "Cadillac" (Newcastle-on-Tyne)

Died 1 March 1941. Aged 29. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 22.

1942

AMY

James

Ordinary Seaman

S.S. "Mount Kitheron" (Greece)

Died 25 January 1942. Aged 17. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Garnet Amy, of Trinity, Jersey. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 132 (Addenda).

LE SEELLEUR

John Clive

1st Radio Officer

S.S. "Zurichmoor" (London)

Died 24 May 1942. Aged 26. Son of Clarence George and Eunice Jane Le Seelleur; husband of Hazil Mary Le Seelleur, of St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 121.

NEROU

Reginald

Cabin Boy

S.S. "British Splendour" (London)

Died 7 April 1942. Aged 17. Son of Louis and Alma Nerou, of Mont-A-L'Abbe, Jersey, Channel Islands. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 21.

1943

 

 

 

BARTON

Darley Campbell

Master

S.S. "British Venture" (London)

Died 24 June 1943. Aged 45. Son of Frank Townend Barton, M.R.C.V.S., and of Williamina McKay Barton (nee Matheson); husband of Olive Mary Barton, of Gorey, Jersey, Channel Islands. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 21.

HOLMES

Alfred Henry

Able Seaman

S.S. "Fort Lamy" (Newport)

Died 8 March 1943. Aged 53. Son of Henry and Sarah Holmes; husband of Beatrice Holmes, of Teignmouth, Devon. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 50.

STORM

Archibald

Master

M.V. "Dorset Coast" (Liverpool)

Died 12 May 1943. Aged 40. Son of Alexander and Susan Storm; husband of Dorothy Kathleen Storm, of Jersey, Channel Islands. Buried in EL ALIA CEMETERY, Algeria. Plot 12. Row H. Grave 4.

1944

 

 

 

BRINT

Alfred Stephen

Donkeyman

S.S. "Empire Portia" (Newcastle-on-Tyne)

Died 29 June 1944. Aged 36. Son of Stephen and Alice Maude Brint, of St. Helier, Jersey Channel Islands; husband of Dorothy Brint, of St. Helier, Jersey. Buried in BYKER AND JEATON CEMETERY, NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, Northumberland. Section D. Grave 271.

HELIER

Waugh Wallace

Steward

S.S. "Normandy"

No further information currently available.

1945

 

 

 

 

This memorial commemorates the service and sacrifice of islanders who served in the merchant marine in all parts of the world during the First and Second World Wars. Although their work was vital to the success of the war effort, they were vulnerable to enemy attack because their ships were generally slow, poorly armed and often loaded with dangerous cargoes.

Due to the lack of adequate records, we are unlikely to know the full number of merchant seamen from the island who died in the service of their country.

22 November 2005

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