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Walter E. Sutton

Yeoman of Signals

HMS Prince of Wales


Yeoman of Signals Walter E. Sutton, D/JX 129177 in SULTAN Survived the sinking of Prince of Wales, but was later lost serving in Dutch cruiser DE RUYTER in the Battle of the Java Sea.

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(There is some confusion, his middle name is given as either E or Harris, and he's listed with the CWGC as dying at HMS Sultan in Singapore, and Cruiser De Ruyter in the Battle of the Java Sea).

Andy Wade (Webmaster)

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Don Kindell

Commonwealth War Graves Commission record:

In Memory of
Chief Yeoman of Signals
D/JX 129177
H.M.S. Sultan, Royal Navy
who died on
Friday 27 February 1942 . Age 30 . 
Cemetery: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL Devon, United Kingdom 
Grave or Reference Panel Number: Panel 67, Column 3.