CommanderLINTON, JOHN WALLACE

Died 23/03/1943

Aged 37

H.M. Submarine Turbulent.
Royal Navy

V C, D S O, D S C

Son of Edward Maples Linton and Margaret Gertrude Linton; husband of Nancy Kate Linton.

Citation

The citation in the London Gazette of 21st May, 1943, gives the following details

From the outbreak of war until H.M.S. Turbulent's last patrol, Commander Linton was constantly in command of submarines, and during that time inflicted great damage on the enemy. He sank one cruiser, one destroyer, one U-boat, twenty-eight supply ships, some 100,000 tons in all, and destroyed three trains by gunfire. In this last year he spent two hundred and fifty-four days at sea, submerged for nearly half the time, and his ship was hunted thirteen times and had two hundred and fifty depth charges aimed at her. His many and brilliant successes were due to his constant activity and skill, and the daring which never failed him when there was an enemy to be attacked.

Commemorated at PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL

Location: Hampshire, United Kingdom
Number of casualties: 24661

Cemetery/memorial reference: Panel 72, Column 3.

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Memorial details

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This collection of documents was assembled by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its predecessors as part of the processes involved in the commemoration of individuals. As a result, they contain many corrections and alterations which reflect their use as working documents. For further information concerning the history of the collection, please see our About Our Records page.
Please be advised that some of the documents, especially the burial returns and exhumation reports, may contain information which some people may find distressing. The original archive records and their digital copies remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but are available for re-use for private and non-commercial purposes.