Walter George Coltham, RIN

Born  4 Apr 1918
Died   1971(52)

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24 Jul 1937 S.Lt.
24 Jul 1940 Lt.


10 Mar 1942 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)

Warship Commands listed for Walter George Coltham, RIN

HMIS Bhadravati (FY 065)Lt.Auxiliary patrol vessel14 Aug 194018 Jan 1941
HMIS Rajputana (J 197)Lt.Minesweeper30 Jan 194321 Apr 1944

Career information

Transferred to the RN Emergency List in 1949 as Lt. with original seniority of 24 July 1940.

Walter George Coltham had four children with his wife. He died from cancer in 1971.

Events related to this officer

Minesweeper HMIS Rajputana (J 197)

29 Sep 1943
HMIS Rajputana (Lt. W.G. Coltham, RIN) picks up 99 survivors from the British merchant Banffshire that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-532 south-west of the Laccadive Islands in position 09°26'N, 71°20'E.

28 Dec 1943
HMIS Rajputana (Lt. W.G. Coltham, RIN) picks up 166 survivors from the American merchant José Navarro that was torpedoed and sunk the previous day by German U-boat U-178 about 175 nautical miles south-west of Cochin, India in position 08°20'N, 73°55'E.

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