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Private PLY/12985 Percy WALKER of (R.M.R.B. 734) (DEV) H.M.S. "Goliath" Royal Marine Light Infantry

Killed in Action Thursday 13th May 1915, Dardanells ,when HMS "Goliath" was sunk by torpedo., age 29

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