John Russell Walker

Biography of John Russell Walker

John R Walker
John R Walker

Sub-Lieutenant John (Ian) Russell Walker, RNVR, attended the High School of Glasgow and in 1939 joined G&J Weir as an apprentice. He matriculated at the University in 1940 to study Engineering, but in September 1941 he enrolled in the Fleet Air Arm.

Walker served on the Arctic convoys carrying supplies to Russia. He was killed on 27 March 1943 when his ship, the aircraft carrier HMS Dasher, exploded and sank in the River Clyde with the loss of 379 lives.


John Russell Walker
Born 12 January 1922, Hamilton, Scotland.
Died 27 March 1943.
University Link: GU Degree: Science and Engineering, 1940-41;
Father's Details: Ernest Gordon Walker
War Service: Sub-Lieutenant (A), Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Grave / Memorial: Mearns Cemetery, Scotland
View Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
Record last updated: 16th Jan 2013

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