LT/JX 261646 Seaman Harry WALL R.N.
Harry Wall was born 1920 the son of Thomas Edwin and Minnie Wall [nee Armstrong]. There were at least 3 children including Maggie born 13 August 1922. In 1939, the family lived at 6 The Slack, Butterknowle and Thomas worked as a coal miner [hewer].  LT/JX 261646 Seaman Harry Wall RN Patrol Service serving aboard H.M. Trawler “Jasper” was killed in action 1 December 1942 aged 22. HMT “Jasper”, under the command of Temporary Lieutenant William Thomason Hodson, RNVR was torpedoed and sunk by the German motor torpedo boat S-81 in the English Channel south of Bolt Head in position 50º10’N, 03º48’W. Eleven men died in the sinking and there were 8 survivors which included the Commanding officer. Seaman Harry Wall is buried at grave reference A.1.3. Cockfield Cemetery  and is commemorated on the Butterknowle War Memorial and the memorial plaque in St. John the Evangelist Church, Lynesack.
 England & Wales Birth Index 1917-2007 Vol.10a p.597 Auckland 1920 Q3
 1939 England & Wales Register
 Commonwealth War Graves Commission