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In Remembrance of
Thomas Walker

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Date of birth: 13th June 1914
Place of birth: Holy Island, Northumberland, England
Parents: Thomas and Lily Walker
Wife: Agnes Walker
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Service Number: P/KX 96659
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information:

Thomas was born on 13th June 1914 in Holy Island, Northumberland to Thomas and Lily Walker. He was the husband of Agnes Walker, who was Scottish. Their domicile was in the village of Dysart, in Fife, not far from Rosyth naval base.

Thomas and Agnes had a son, Ronald. After Thomas' loss, Agnes had a second son, Jack, in another relationship, but sadly lost that partner too in the Second World War.

Thomas Walker was 26 years old at the time of his loss.

Additional Photos

Thomas Walker's Christmas card from Hood to his family back home in Fife.

The devastating news no family wants to receive.

The King's letter of condolence, addressed to Thomas' widow, Agnes.

Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

Thomas's name is in Column 3 of Panel 55.

Detail of Thomas's name.

Holy Island War Memorial, Holy Island (Lindisfarne), Northumberland, England

Photos of the memorial

Thomas is also remembered on the memorial at Holy Island

Detail of the panel which lists Thomas's name.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Kay Walker (photo, May 2019)
Jayne Robson (photo of Holy Island Memorial), May 2022
Jacqui Walker McMahon, family member, photos and information March 2024.