Hugh Greaves Walters DSC, RN
|Born||16 Jan 1907||Eton Buckinghamshire, England|
Cdr. Hugh Greaves Walters, RN in 1942
Retired: 12 Mar 1955
Warship Commands listed for Hugh Greaves Walters, RN
|HMS Berkeley (L 17)||Lt.Cdr.||Escort destroyer||26 Feb 1940||Dec 1941|
|HMS Lightning (G 55)||Cdr.||Destroyer||25 Jan 1942||12 Mar 1943|
Career information16 January 1907, Eton Buckinghamshire, England (Source http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl). Distinguished Service Cross Lieutenant-Commander Hugh Greaves Walters, Royal Navy. [Gazette Issue 35204 published on the 27 June 1941. Page 11 of 20, SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 1 JULY, 1941 page 3745 Source http://www.gazettes-online.co.uk
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Destroyer HMS Lightning (G 55)
1 Aug 1942
HMS Lightning (Cdr. H.G. Walters, DSC, RN) picked up 39 survivors (and a dog) from the Norwegian tanker Tankexpress that was torpedoed and sunk on 25 July 1942 by German U-boat U-130 south of the Cape Verde Islands in position 10°05'N, 26°31'W.
18 Jan 1943 (position 38.40, 9.32)
The British destroyers HMS Lightning (Cdr. H.G. Walters, DSC, RN) and HMS Loyal (Lt.Cdr. H.E.F. Tweedie, RN) sink the German (former Norwegian) Favor (1323 GRT) south of Sardinia, Italy in position 38°40'N, 09°32'E.
1 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
In an enemy bombing raid on Bone, HMS Lightning (Cdr. H.G. Walters, DSC, RN) sustained some minor damage. One rating was killed instantly and another later died from his wounds. (1)
- ADM 199/638
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