Hyde War Memorial Trust

Roll of Honour of the 710 men of Hyde who fell in WW1

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Private PLY/12985 Percy WALKER
(R.M.R.B. 734) (DEV) Royal Marine Light Infantry, serving on HMS Goliath

Killed in Action,   Thursday 13th May 1915,   at sea in the Dardanelles,   age 29

Home address:3 Clarence Terrace, Savile Town, Dewsbury, Yorkshire
Born:1886, Gee Cross, Cheshire
Parents:Jane Ann Walker and Joseph Walker
13 Knowl Street, Stalybridge, Cheshire
Marital status:Married to Sarah E. B. Walker (née Worth)
3 Clarence Terrace, Savile Town, Dewsbury, Yorkshire
Occupation:Motor Lorry Driver, London and North Western Railway.
Remembered:Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, UK,
panel 7.
Link to Hyde:Lived in Hyde

The battleship HMS Goliath sank near the entrance to the Dardanelles while supporting a British invasion force. Goliath was hit by torpedoes from an Ottoman Cruiser and almost immediately capsized. About 570 of her 750 crew were lost.