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HMS Louvain

Commemorative Information Page

 

 

In remembrance of the Ships Company  at the time of the sinking, we have created a few pages.

Below is information of the men who died and survived during the sinking of HMS Louvain.

 

 If you know of anyone who you think should be added to the commemorative page or you

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Names A-B ~ B-C C-E ~ E-G ~ G-M ~ M-P ~ P-S ~ S-T ~ T-Z

Name: CHARLES ALBERT VINALL SMITH
Nationality: British
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: RMLI
Unit Text: H.M.S. "Louvain."
Age: 18
Date of Death: 20/01/1918
Service No: PO/17309
Additional information: Born 9 Jun 1899 in South Norwood, London, England. Son of George Vinall Smith and Florence Helen Smith (Steptoe) of 11 Seward Road, Beckenham, Kent. Native of South Norwood, London.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 30.
Memorial: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
Name: HENRY SMITH
Nationality: British
Rank: Aircraftman 1st Class
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Air Service
Unit Text: H.M.S. "Louvain."
Age: 36
Date of Death: 20/01/1918
Service No: F/19588
Additional information: Born 29 April 1882 in Shoreditch, London, England. Wife: Caroline Smith of 59 Royal Mint Square, London.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 30.
Memorial: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL
Name: JOSEPH SMITH
Nationality: British
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. "Louvain."
Age: 26
Date of Death: 20/01/1918
Service No: J/76354
Additional information: Born 24 May 1892 in Bethanial Green, London, England. Son of William Smith of Rose Cottages, Littlehapton, Sussex.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 28.
Memorial: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL
Name: WILLIAM BERNARD SMITH
Nationality: British
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. "Louvain."
Age: 19
Date of Death: 20/01/1918
Service No: J/73033
Additional information: Son of D and Eliza Smith, of 30, Abbey St., Gornal Wood, Dudley, Staffs.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I.E.4.
Memorial: SYRA NEW BRITISH CEMETERY
Name: ALFRED JOHN SMY
Nationality: British
Rank: Chief Cook
Regiment/Service: Mercantile Marine Reserve
Unit Text: H.M.S. "Louvain."
Age: 30
Date of Death: 20/01/1918
Service No: 912162
Additional information: Son of John and Harriet Smy of Dovercourt, Harwich. Wife: Kate L Smy of 1 Stour Villas, Wrabness, Manningtree, Essex, England.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 31.
Memorial: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
Name: ANTONIO SPERANZA
Nationality: Maltese
Rank: Seaman
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Reserve
Unit Text: H.M.S. "Louvain."
Age: 25
Date of Death: 20/01/1918
Service No: 191a
Additional information: Son of Costantino and Rosina Speranza. Wife: Emmanuela Speranza of 11 Strada Nuova, Picta, Malta.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 29.
Memorial: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
Name: CARMELO SPITERI
Nationality: Maltese
Rank: Trimmer
Regiment/Service: Mercantile Marine Reserve
Unit Text: H.M.S. "Louvain."
Age: 26
Date of Death: 20/01/1918
Service No: Unknown
Additional information: Son of Angelo and Guisppa Spiteri. Wife: Francesca Spiteri of 28 Strada San Giovanni, Cospicua, Malta.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 31.
Memorial: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
Name: GIOVANNI SPITERI
Nationality: Maltese
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. "Louvain."
Age: Unknown
Date of Death: 20/01/1918
Service No: K/49007
Additional information: Wife: Maria Spiteri, of 207 Sda Manderaggio, Valetta, Malta.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 28.
Memorial: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
Name: GUISEPPE STAFRACE
Nationality: Maltese
Rank: Fireman
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Reserve
Unit Text: H.M.S. "Louvain."
Age: 27
Date of Death: 20/01/1918
Service No: 654F
Additional information: Son of Giovanni and Grazia Stafrace. Wife: Rosaria Stafrace of 51 Strada San Nicola, Valletta, Malta.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 29.
Memorial: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
Name: JAMES THOMAS STANLEY
Nationality: British
Rank: Air Mechanic 2nd Class
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Air Service
Unit Text: H.M.S. "Louvain."
Age: 33
Date of Death: 20/01/1918
Service No: F/28179
Additional information: Born 12 Feb 1885 in St Georges, London, England. Son of James and Lydia Stanley. Wife: Susannah E Stanley of 32 Vicarage Lane, Straford, England. Married Susannah Elizabeth (nee Cox) on the 5 Aug 1906 at St Dunstan and All Saints, Stepney, England. Occ before he joined up: Foreman Cellarman.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 30.
Memorial: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL
Name: JAMES STEELE
Nationality: British
Rank: Deck Hand
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Reserve
Unit Text: H.M.S. "Louvain."
Age: 19
Date of Death: 20/01/1918
Service No: 17633DA
Additional information: Born 17 Dec 1898 in Coxhoe, Durham, England. Son of Elizabeth Steele of 137 Milling Street, Gateshead-on-Tyne.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 31.
Memorial: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL
Name: THOMAS STEPHENSON
Nationality: British
Rank: Chief Petty Officer
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Air Services
Unit Text: H.M.S. "Louvain."
Age: 19
Date of Death: 20/01/1918
Service No: F/14216
Additional information: Born 20 May 1896 in Newcastle-on-Tyne, England. Only son of Thomas and Ellen Gourley Stephenson of 2 West Street, Backworth, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 30.
Memorial: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL
Name: JAMES WILLIAM STEWART
Nationality: British
Rank: Deck Hand
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Reserve
Unit Text: H.M.S. "Louvain."
Age: 31
Date of Death: 20/01/1918
Service No: 17632DA
Additional information: Born 11 Oct 1886 in Newcastle-on-Tyne, England. Son of Joseph and Mary Stewart. Wife: Jane Elizabeth Stewart of 48 Heaton Park Road, Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 31.
Memorial: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL
Name: CARMELO STIVALA
Nationality: Maltese
Rank: Fireman
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy Reserve
Unit Text: H.M.S. "Louvain."
Age: 40
Date of Death: 20/01/1918
Service No: 187G
Additional information: Born 4 March 1877 in Alexandria, Egypt. Son of Luigi and Giuseppa Stivala. Wife: Maria Stivala of 9 Strada Fosso, Vittoriosa, Malta.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 29.
Memorial: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
Name WILLIAM RUSSELL STOKER
Nationality: British
Rank: Ordinary Seaman 
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. "Louvain."
Age Unknown
Date of Death: 20/01/1918
Service No: J/77697
Additional information: Son of Joseph Thomas and Ellen Stoker of Robinson Lane, Kippax, Leeds.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 29.
Memorial: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
Name ERNEST WILLIAM STRATTON
Nationality: British
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. "Louvain."
Age: 18
Date of Death: 20/01/1918
Service No: J/77312
Additional information: Son of Thomas and Alice Emma Stratton of 10 Fencott Place, Basingstoke, England.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 29.
Memorial: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
Name: FRANK JOSEPH SULLIVAN
Nationality: British
Rank: Assistant Steward
Regiment/Service: Mercantile Marine Reserve
Unit Text: H.M.S. "Louvain."
Age: 25
Date of Death: 20/01/1918
Service No: 862468
Additional information: Son of Edward and Elizabeth Sullivan of 45 Emma Street, Silvertown, London.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 31.
Memorial: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
Name: JOSEPH FRANCIS SULLIVAN
Nationality: British
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. "Louvain."
Age: 19
Date of Death: 20/01/1918
Service No: J/75940
Additional information: Born 13 Aug 1899 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England. Son of Jerome and Agnes Sullivan of 83 Greenwich Road, Aintree, Liverpool.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 29.
Memorial: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
Name: GEORGE RICHARD SUMMERS
Nationality: British
Rank: Fireman
Regiment/Service: Mercantile Marine Reserve
Unit Text: H.M.S. "Louvain"
Age: 42
Date of Death: 22/01/1918
Service No: 912041
Additional information: Son of George and Martha Summers of Harwich. Wife: Edith J Summers of 7 Brunswick Place, Anerley Road, Upper Norwood, London.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 31.
Cemetery: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
Name: EMMANUELE TANTI
Nationality: Maltese
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. "Louvain"
Age: 47
Date of Death: 22/01/1918
Service No: K/49014
Additional information: Born in Valletta, Malta. Son of Paola Tanti and Vincenza Spiteri. Wife: Giuseppa Tanti of 31 Strada Porta Marina, Senglea, Malta.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 28.
Cemetery: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
Name: FREDERICK ALBERT TASWELL
Nationality: British
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. "Louvain."
Age: 23
Date of Death: 20/01/1918
Service No: J/74673
Additional information: Born 14 Nov 1894 in Somerton, Somerset, England. Son of Frederick J and Ellen Taswell of Langport Road, Somerset. Occ before joining up was Farm Labourer.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 28.
Memorial: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
SURVIVED
Name: DOUGLAS THOMPSON
Nationality: British
Rank:
Regiment/Service:
Unit Text: H.M.S. "Louvain."
Age:  
Date of Death:
Service No:
Additional information:  
Name: THOMAS ROBERT CLIFFORD THOMAS
Nationality: British
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. "Louvain."
Age: 19
Date of Death: 20/01/1918
Service No: J/31996
Additional information: Born 2 Oct 1898 in Cardiff, Glamorgan. Son of John Charles and Gwendoline Thomas of 18 Saltmead Road, Grangetown, Cardiff.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 29.
Memorial: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
Name: ALFRED HENRY JAMES TICKNER-More Info
Nationality: British
Rank: Petty Officer
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. "Louvain."
Age: 29
Date of Death: 20/01/1918
Service No: 230948
Additional information:  Son of Edward and Emily Tickner.  Wife: Gertrude Maud Tickner of 92 Meyrick Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 29.
Memorial: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
Name: SIDNEY EDWARD TIMMS
Nationality: British
Rank: Able Seaman
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. "Louvain."
Age: 20
Date of Death: 20/01/1918
Service No: J/34813
Additional information: Born 13 April 1898 in St Clement, Oxford, England. Son of Edward and Sarah A Timms of 10 Viaduct Road, Brighton, England. First Service Date 15 Feb 1918.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 29.
Memorial: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL
SURVIVED
Name: STANLEY CHARLES TREDGETT - More Info
Nationality: British
Rank: Colour Sergeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Marines
Unit Text: H.M.S. "Louvain."
Age: 81
Date of Death: Dec 1976
Service No: K49010
Additional information: Born 22 Nov 1895, in Plymouth, Devon, England. Died in Poole, Dorset. Son of Henry and Agnes K Tredgett of 28 Harwell Street, Plymouth, England.

 

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