This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
Thomas G. Walker
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no: 269982
- Rank: Chief Engine Room Artificer
- Regiment/Service: H.M.S. Peregrine
- Unit/Ship: Royal Navy
- Place of Death: Lost at Sea
- Age at Death: 41
- Date of Death: 19.11.1918
- Burial Country:
- Cemetery: Chatham Naval Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 29
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth:
- Address: 25 Park Ave, Dundee
Robert Walker, Jane Macdonald, 25 Park Avenue, Dundee
More about Thomas G. Walker
Thomas was the son of Michael and Jane Walker of Dundee. He was awarded the Naval General Service Medal (Persian Gulf). Thomas has no known grave but is remembered on the Chatham Naval Memorial. Accidentally drowned.
The names of Thomas’s parents listed as C.W.G.C. entry are different from the names listed on his brothers roll of honour entry.
Thomas G. Walker Royal Navy
Dundee Artificer Drowned.
Intimation has been received by Mrs Macdonald 25 Park Avenue, that her brother, Thomas G. Walker was lost at sea on 19th November. Deceased had been in the Royal Navy for 18 years, and at the time of his death held the rank of chief engine – room artificer (first class). Prior to the outbreak of war he had seen service in the Persian Gulf, and took part in the Dardanelles and other operations. Before he entered the navy, he was serving his apprenticeship with Cooper and Greig. Deceased was 41 years of age and unmarried, residing with his sister at 25 Park Avenue. Another brother, Robert, met with a similar fate In December, 1915.
Dundee Courier 5th December 1918
He was the brother of C.P.O. Robert Duff Walker, Clyde 2/61, Hood Battalion R.N. Division who was killed in action 28.12.1915.
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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