Great War Dundee
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Alexander Small Walker
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no: 8333S
- Rank: Stoker
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: H.M.S. Hampshire
- Unit/Ship: Royal Naval Reserve
- Place of Death: Lost at Sea
- Age at Death: 22
- Date of Death: 05.06.1916
- Burial Country:
- Cemetery: Portsmouth Naval Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 23
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth:
- Address: 15 Erskine Street, Dundee
Jane Small Walker, 15 Erskine St, Dundee
John Walker, 15 Erskine St, Dundee
Bella, Ina & John
More about Alexander Small Walker
Alexander has no known grave but is remembered on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.
On 5 June 1916 H.M.S. Hampshire left the Royal Navy’s anchorage at Scapa Flow, Orkney, bound for Russia. The Secretary of State for War, Lord Kitchener , was on board as part of a diplomatic and military mission aimed at boosting Russia’s efforts on the Eastern Front.
At about quarter to nine in the evening, in stormy conditions and within two miles of Orkney’s northwest shore, she struck a mine laid by German Submarine U-75. There were only twelve survivors.
Alexander S. Walker 1406 Royal Navy
WALKER—Lost on H.M.S. Hampshire, on the 5th June, Stoker Alexander S. Walker, second son of Mr and Mrs John Walker, 15 Erskine Street, Dundee, aged 22 years. – Inserted by his father and mother, also his sisters Bella and Ina and brother John.
Dundee Peoples Journal 17th June 1916
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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