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Royal Navy Casualties

Brunton, Thomas James

By March 27, 2014April 23rd, 2014No Comments
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Thomas James Brunton, possibly taken in 1939

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TJ Brunton’s medals awarded to him after he died

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Extract from Thomas Brunton’s citation from the Admiralty






Photographs courtesy of Thomas Brunton’s nephew, Tom Constable.

Biographical Notes

Thomas was born in West Hartlepool, Cleveland, the son of William and Edith Emily Brunton. He was 29 and not married.

He is mentioned in the official (Watson) report in the same reference as Ken Tall:

“This man had both legs broken and badly injured when he was taken aboard the raft. He died towards the end of the first night. Throughout the period he was on the raft, he showed a wonderful spirit of cheerfulness and courage and his conduct was an example of fortitude which is admired by all. He joked and minimised his own misfortune to the last minute, and, as he was fully aware of the extent of his injuries, the courage he displayed cannot be too highly commended.

The above paragraph also applies word for word to E. R. A. Brunton.”