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Thomas Walsh
Stoker First class

Service no. D KX 11492


Stoker Thomas Walsh (click to enlarge in a new window) (40234 bytes)

My Grandfather, Thomas Walsh served on HMS Repulse and HMS Stronghold.

Thomas is listed on HMS Repulse which most of the family thought he went down with on 10 December 1941, however some other family members seem to think that the telegram of his death said HMS Stronghold. I have looked and he is recorded as KIA on the list for HMS Stronghold. I can only think that either he was on the Repulse then transferred to Stronghold or that two Thomas Walsh both stokers existed. 
Unfortunately the telegram along with a letter from the Navy have gone missing. If they ever turn up I shall do my best to remember to send you a scanned copy for your interest. 
Sandra Kinder (nee Walsh)

Please contact Andy (webmaster) with any information.

Andy Wade (Webmaster)

Information provided by
Sandra Kinder (nee Walsh)- Granddaughter; and CWGC.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission record:

Casualty Details
Nationality: United Kingdom 
Rank: Stoker 1st Class 
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy 
Unit Text: H.M.S. Stronghold 
Age: 34 
Date of Death: 02/03/1942 
Service No: D/KX 114926 
Additional information: Son of John James Walsh and Elizabeth Hannah Walsh, of Blackburn, Lancashire; husband of Kathleen Walsh, of Blackburn. 
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead 
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 70, Column 3.