Stoker 1st Class Walter Sinton

Stoker 1st Class Walter George Sinton, Royal Navy. He was lost at sea aboard H.M.Torpedo Boat 11 on 7th March 1916, aged 25. He was the son of Mr and Mrs George Sinton of 17 Laburnham, Wallsend. He was a native of Berwick and is commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial. The ship had been built at Scotstoun in 1907 and weighed 225 tons with one 12 pounder gun and three torpedo tubes. On 7th March in company with the Destroyer H.M.S.Coquette she ran into a minefield near the Sunk Light vessel. Coquette sank first and when T.B.11 went to her assistance she also struck a mine and sank very quickly with the loss of 3 Officers and 21 Ratings. The picture shown is a sister ship T.B.12. Before joining the Royal Navy in 1912 he had been employed at the Locomotive Shed at Tweedmouth.

 

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