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Walter Edward Thorp, Merchant Navy

Merchant navy, sea rescues.

Born Chelsea March 1895. 1st Class wireless Telegraphist for Marconi. Served in merchant Navy, round the world 3 times supplying the army during 1914 - 1918 on the SS Messaba, the last ship to signal the Titanic. His ship was torpedoed during WW1.
Serving aboard the Cawdor Castle - white star line - the ship was torpedoed with Walter onboard. Walter sent the SOS signal. Later on the City of Co…