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SUB LIEUTENANT JOHN H WALSINGHAM,
Royal Naval Reserve
Died 6th May 1915, aged 29
The son of two original members of the Free Church whose home was 19 Willifield Way. He served for six months aboard H.M.S. Lynn and met his death while engaged in salving the stranded H.M.S. Goliath and her crew. He was accidentally crushed in the steering gear during this operation and died instantly. He was buried at sea with usual war honours, four miles due south of the Island of Teredos. His name appears on the Chatham Naval memorial in Kent, also at St Jude’s memorial and is remembered on the Free Church memorial.