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Walter John Whittaker

Surname

Christian Names

Service Number

Rank

Regiment

Whittaker Walter John PO/X367 Mne HMS Royal Oak

Born

Age

Enlisted at

Address

  34    

Date of Death

Where killed

Cause of Death

14/10/1939 Scapa Flow Killed in action - Ship hit by torpedoes

Cemetery

Plot

Country

Portsmouth Naval Memorial Panel 36, Column 2 England

Next of Kin

Next of kin address

Town

Frederick William and Florence Whittaker 3 Downing St Chippenham

Notes

Brother - Fred also in the Royal Marines

Son of Frederick William and Florence Whittaker, of Woodlands, Chippenham, Wiltshire.

Whittaker had been in the RM for 12 years after working for AJ Burridge News agency (28 New Road, 5 Sheldon road and 100 Marshfield Road) Whittaker had been transferred to HMS Royal Oak on his birthday, the day war broke out. Another Chippenham man, Norman Mustoo, who was also killed later in the war, had served on the Royal Oak in 1937 when it was fired on during the Spanish Civil War. Another man with a link to Chippenham survived the sinking of the Royal Oak, Marine RS Miles whose parents lived at 3 The Bridge, but originally from Hastings.

Last updated - 08/11/2010

 

 


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