• Short Summary

    Funeral ceremony followed by burial at sea for Naval hero Captain Walker.

  • Description

    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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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:55:38:00 / 01:58:21:00
    UN 1113 A

Comments (4)

  1. Unknown user says

    "Frederick John Walker" should read Frederic John Walker.

    The large church is the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral.

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  2. Unknown user says

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

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  3. Unknown user 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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  4. Briody says

    Yes Wife and Captain Wemyss (HMS Wild Goose) clearly identifiable

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