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Name:
Thomas (Tom) Westmorland Walton
Casualty No.:
Initials:
T W
Service No.:
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Age at Death:
23
Ranks:
Junior Engineer
Unit:
Royal Naval Reserve. HMS Tithonus at the time of his death
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Home Address:
The Schoolhouse, Baldersdale
Civilian Employment:
Cause of Death:
Killed in action
Date of Death:
28-January-1918
Place of Death:
Drowned at sea
Battles & Campaigns:
Locally Commemorated:
UK Commemorated:
Overseas Commemorated:
Buried:
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Navy
Service Records:
Death Notice/Obituary:

Junior Engineer T W Walton - lost at sea. 

Teesdale Mercury 24.04.1918: Roll of Honour, Page 5: Column 5

 

Family Details:

Hi mother a widow, was the Headmistress of Baldersdale School.  His older brother, George Hall Walton, also served (see separated entry on the database). 

Notes:

Tom was serving on HMS Tithonus and armored patrol ship that was escorting a food convoy to Norway when it was torpedoed by a U Boat 50 miles off the coast of Aberdeen. Four British Servicemen were killed, including Tom.  His mother closed the school for a week. 

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Sources:
First Name: Hunderthwaite Roll of Honour (Durham Record Office ref. RD/St 201); Private Individual; Last Name: Hunderthwaite Roll of Honour (Durham Record Office ref. RD/St 201); Teesdale Mercury 24.04.1918 - Page 5: Column 5; Private Individual; Initials: Hunderthwaite Roll of Honour (Durham Record Office ref. RD/St 201); Private Individual; Service: Hunderthwaite Roll of Honour (Durham Record Office ref. RD/St 201); Teesdale Mercury 24.04.1918 - Page 5: Column 5; Private Individual; Ranks: Teesdale Mercury 24.04.1918 - Page 5: Column 5; Unit: Private Individual; Home Address: Hunderthwaite Roll of Honour (Durham Record Office ref. RD/St 201); Age at Death: Teesdale Mercury 24.04.1918 - Page 5: Column 5 ; Place of Death: Hunderthwaite Roll of Honour (Durham Record Office ref. RD/St 201); Teesdale Mercury 24.04.1918 - Page 5: Column 5; Private Individual; Cause of Death: Teesdale Mercury 24.04.1918 - Page 5: Column 5; Private Individual; Date of Death Day: Private Individual; Date of Death Month: Teesdale Mercury 24.04.1918 - Page 5: Column 5; Private Individual; Date of Death Year: Teesdale Mercury 24.04.1918 - Page 5: Column 5; Death Notice / Obituary: Hunderthwaite Roll of Honour (Durham Record Office ref. RD/St 201); Teesdale Mercury 24.04.1918 - Page 5: Column 5; Family Details: Private Individual; Notes: Private Individual;