HMCS IROQUOIS ships company provides the Honour Guard during the funeral of Captain, Frederic John Walker, RN, CB, DSO & Three Bars in Liverpool on 11 July 1944. Commander J.C. Hibbard, Commanding Officer of IROQUOIS is on the left, with Chief S.M. Saunders on the right of the ships company. The funeral was attended by more than 1000 people, RN ratings carried his body on a gun carraige, escorted by sailors from IROQUOIS, through the streets of Liverpool to the dockyard. Walker’s body was transferred to HMS HESPERUS for burial at sea. Captain Walker was the Commanding officer of HMS STARLING and Senior Officer of the 2nd Support Group. He was the most successful anti-submarine warfare commander during WWII and responsible for developing many of the tactics used against the U-Boats during the Battle of the Atlantic.
Roger Litwiller Collection, Lynford Bourne, RCNVR photo, courtesy Battle of Atlantic Place. (RTL-LRB041)