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    Unissued / unused material - dates and location unclear, though thought to be the funeral of Captain Frederic John Walker, which took place on 11th July, 1944. He was buried at sea in Liverpool Bay.

    Liverpool, Merseyside.

    VS of Liverpool Anglican Cathedral.

    Shots of flag draped coffin being carried down steps. Sailors stand as guard of honour. The coffin of Captain Walker is placed on a gun carriage and is pulled by sailors. Parade through streets. The Coffin is lifted onto ship.

    VS from ship as it moves away along River Mersey past Liver Building etc.

    Top shot of coffin being dropped into water for burial at sea. A wreath is thrown by a mourning woman - possibly wife. More wreaths are thrown. Shots of tattered red ensign flag flying.

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    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:55:38:00 / 01:58:21:00
    UN 1113 A
    Sort Number:
    UN 1113 A
  • Appears in...

    War & Revolution Religion & Politics
    walker OFW_II Battle of the Atlantic Untitled Workspace
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

Comments (3)

  1. jamied says

    "Frederick John Walker" should read Frederic John Walker.

    The large church is the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral.

  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks. Is anyone able to confirm that this is Frederic's funeral?

  3. Robking says

    Yes, this is his funeral, as the wreaths and accompanying sailors match these pics. A humbling story of a brave man who worked himself to death hunting U-boats.

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