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Lost on the Indefatigable
Chums Killed in Jutland Battle
Mr. and Mrs. Williams of 1, Livingstone-road, Tranmere, have received notice from the Admiralty that their son Seanman Thomas Williams was killed in action on board the famous warship Indefatigable in the great battle off the coast of Jutland on May 31st. This gallant young sailor was only 19 years of age, and was the fourth son of this patriotic family, which also has three more sons serving their King and country. The eldest is in the Navy, and the other two are in the A.S.C. Thomas had been in the Navy 4 years, and was present with the ill-fated ship at the bombardment of the Dardanelles. His particular chum, Leading Stoker Reg. Gunther, was also killed on the same ship. Previous to joining the Navy, Seaman Williams was employed at Messrs. Cammell-Laird's, where he was held in the hightest esteem by all with whom he came in contact. The sad news of his death will be received with widespread regret in the Tranmere district, where he was very well known, and the deepest sympathy will be extended to his father and mother and his brothers serving.
|Birkenhead News 17 June 1916 - via Spike Sheldon|