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Sailor – Walker J.A. – Reported Washed Overboard

October 1939

Mexborough and Swinton Times, October 28, 1939

Bolton Sailor Missing

Reported Washed Overboard

Stoker J. A. Walker

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Walker, of 92, Furlong Road, Bolton, were notified by the Admiralty yesterday that their son, John Arthur Walker, a first-class stoker in one of H.M. warships, has been washed overboard, and was believed drowned.

Stoker Walker entered the Navy in July, 1939, and he was home on leave four weeks ago.

He was educated at Bolton Council Schools, and later gained a scholarship to Wath Grammar School.

Grammar School.

From C.W.G.C.:

Stoker 1st Class
Service Number: P/KX 94639

Regiment & Unit/Ship

Royal Navy :H.M.S. Jersey

Date of Death : Died 23 October 1939

Age 19 years old

Buried or commemorated at PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL Panel 35, Column 2.

Additional Info Son of Arthur and Sarah May Walker, of Bolton-on-Dearne, Yorkshire.