Walter Herbert Wash
War Memorial: Place and
War Memorial: A/B W. Wash.
window: Walter Herbert Wash R.N.
& District War Memorial Hospital Roll of Honour (Blackmore) entered as W
H Wash. [ERO A10815]
Navy. H.M. Submarine L.55. Service No:J/12352. [CWGC]
military records for the Navy are available on Ancestry.com.
Submarine L55 was sunk in action in the Baltic waters on 5
with the loss of all hands. She was
based at Tallinn, Estonia as part of the Baltic Battle
Squadron. L55 attacked two 1260 ton Bolshevik minelaying destroyers - the
Gavril and Azard, but missed her targets and was forced into a British-laid
Personal and family information:
Robert and Minnie Wash, of Spriggs Farm, Blackmore, Essex. [and therefore brother of Charles Wash].
Walter Herbert Wash Q1 1895 Braintree [which included Wethersfield at this date]. [Free BMD]
Baptism is not recorded at Wethersfield.
Glimpses of family can be seen in baptism of older siblings at Wethersfield (Charles and Elizabeth) then
Census. Walter Wash living at Park
Farm Cottage, Little Waltham, farm labourer age 16, born Wethersfield, with parents [both born Wethersfield] Robert, horseman on farm age 54
and Minnie, age 60.
Date of Death:
4th June 1919
Bolshevik Forces [WFA]
Place of Burial or Commemoration:
Haslar Royal Navy Cemetery, Hampshire. Screen Wall L55
List of Sources:
War Graves Commission (CWGC), Essex Record Office, Free BMD, Western