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Title:FUNERAL OF CAPTAIN WALKER, PART 1 [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 1222
Other titles:THE ROYAL NAVY IN NORTHERN AND ATLANTIC WATERS [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: The funeral of Captain F J Walker.
Description: The coffin leaves Liverpool Cathedral and is taken through the city on a gun carriage. Admiral Sir Max Horton, C-in-C Western Approaches, leads the wreath party. The body goes onboard HMS Hesperus at Princes Landing Stage. CU of Captain Walker's wife and daughter. The coffin is committed to the sea - it does not sink immediately and one of the burial party cranes his head to watch it bob down the side of the ship. Mrs Walker throws a cross of flowers onto the waters, and her daughter offers a wreath. A rifle party fires a salute. CU of Captain Walker's battle ensign flying from ensign staff.
Production Details: Admiralty (Production sponsor)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Horton, Max Kennedy (person)
Walker, Frederick John (person)
Walker, Frederick John (Mrs) (person)
Walker, Gillian (person)
Royal Navy, Hesperus (regiment/service)
Keywords: ships, British naval - destroyer: Hesperus (object name)
Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK (geography)