Engineer Lieutenant. Commander James Mansergh Walker

Regiment: H.M.S. Russell
Date published: 09/06/1916
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 28/04/1916
Age at death: 36
Cemetery: Malta (capuccini) Naval Cemetery, Malta
Plot: Prot. 41.
Information: Engineer Lieut. Commander James Mansergh Walker, R.N., who died on the 28th April, 1916, at the Royal Naval Hospital, Malta, from injuries received on the sinking of H.M.S. Russell, which was struck by a mine on the day previous ‘somewhere in the Mediterranean', was the youngest son of the late Mr. Robert Walker, C.E., J.P., and Mrs. Walker, of 17 South Mall, Cork, and 1 Alta Terrace, Monkstown, Co. Cork. He was born at Monkstown on the 9th August, 1879, and educated at Fawcett's Collegiate School, Cork. He gained a Cadetship in the Royal Naval Engineering College, Devonport, by competitive examination in the year 1896; he duly passed out of the College as a Probationary Assistant Engineer in the year 1901, when his naval career afloat commenced by service on H.M.S. Diadem. Served in H.M.S. Ure, 1911-1913, and was appointed to H.M.S. Russell, 1913, when he was promoted to the rank of Engineer Lieutenant-Commander.