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World War 2 - Memorial

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Captain Walter Henry Poole

Date of Birth Ca. 1888 Place of Birth
Date of Death 17th. March 1945 Age at Death
Father Walter Croker Poole Mother Arabella Henrieta Poole (?)
Parents Married Place Parents Married Date
Wife Linda Poole (Sheppard)
Married Date 2nd. Qtr. 1919 Married Place Birkenhead
Started BI Left BI
Regiment Royal Naval Reserve Unit H.M.S. Spartiate
Service Number Rank Captain
Joined Regiment Circumstance of Death
Cemetery Glasgow (Cardonald) Cemetery Grave Location Sec. E. Joint Grave 32
Commemorated Memorial Location
Notes - Served for many years with the Cunard Line, and in 1932 was promoted to Captain of the liner "Bosnia". First R.N.R. officer to be appointed Aide-de-Camp to H.M. the King. In 1940 promoted Commodore R.N.R. for ocean convoys.

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