Martin Walsh 01 January 1915

First Name: Martin
Last Name:Walsh
Rank: Seaman
Regiment: Royal Navy
Military Number: J/29903
Place of Birth:St. Helen Street, Galway, Ireland.
Place of Death:HMS Formidable (English Channal)
Date of Death:01 January 1915
Additional Information:

Killed in Action:  (English Channel) 1 January 1915 . Age 18.

Supplementary Notes: Killed during action with an enemy submarine. Son of Philip & Alice Walsh of St Helen Street, Galway.

Remembered : Portsmouth Naval Memorial – Hampshire – United – Kingdom. ( 6).

Formidable HMS; 15.000 ton battleship, built Portsmouth 1898. 430ftx75ft. 15,000hp triple-expansion engines. Armed: four 12in, twelve 6in, sixteen 12-pounder and six 3-pounder guns, four torpedo tubes. Sunk about 25 miles off Portland by the German submarine U-24 whose captain was Kapitanleutnant Rudolph Schneider. He fired two torpedoes, the first hit the starboard side and the second, fired about 50 minutes later, hit the port side.

Formidable was part of the 5th Battle Squadron, which consisted of eight battleships and two cruisers, which had been steaming along the south coast of England in the English Channel from the east. 547 men lost their lives, 233 survived.

Royal Navy

royal navy

HMS Formidable

HMS Formidable

HMS Formidable in colour

HMS Formidable in colour

Portsmouth Naval Memorial.(6)

Portsmouth Naval Memorial. (6)