Gordon Stuart WALSH

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WALSH, Gordon Stuart

Service Number: 24366
Enlisted: 21 May 1940, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Supply Assistant
Last Unit: HMAS Sydney (II) - D48 WW2
Born: Glenelg, South Australia, 4 February 1923
Home Town: Plympton South, City of West Torrens, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Student
Died: Killed in Action, Indian Ocean, 20 November 1941, aged 18 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Lost at Sea
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Birkenhead HMAS Sydney (II) D48 Memorial, Geraldton HMAS Sydney II Memorial, Plymouth Naval Memorial to the Missing / Lost at Sea
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World War 2 Service

21 May 1940: Enlisted Royal Australian Navy, Supply Assistant 2, SN 24366, HMAS Cerberus, Melbourne, Victoria
20 Nov 1941: Involvement Royal Australian Navy, Supply Assistant, SN 24366, HMAS Sydney (II) - D48 WW2
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

Supply Assistant Gordon Stuart Walsh, 18. elder son of Mr. and Mrs. John Walsh. of Alice street, Plympton, sent his application papers to the navy the day before he was 17. He was called up in May. Although he studied commercial subjects at school he was
always keen to join the navy. He attended Glenelg School and Sacred Heart College. Glenelg. He was a nephew of the late Lce.-Cpl L. C. Weathers. V.C.

Source - http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article131971445

 

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