Able Seaman Joseph William Toms, D/SSX17063 Royal Navy, died onboard HMS Galatea on 15 December 1941, aged 23. He is commemorated at panel 48, column 3 Plymouth Naval Memorial. He has no known grave.
He was the son of Harry and Mary Toms; husband of Ruby Louvain Toms (nee Peachey), of Truro, Cornwall.
HMS Galatea website
Jean Strange and family have compiled this extensive website about the crew (including one of her relatives).
More can be found on this Wikipedia site:
The crew, survivors and their families of HMS Galatea, 14 / 15 December 1941, remembered 75 years later, .
The crew of the German U boat U557 which sank HMS Galatea were lost two days later on 16 December 1941.
Posted by Mark Norris, Devoran War Memorial project, Cornwall.