1885 - 1915 (30 years)
||John Henry Walsingham |
||26 Nov 1914
|Sub-Lieutenant John H Walsingham RNR, assigned to Merchant Vessel 'Lynn'. |
||From 'Naval Operations - Vol II' page 17 (Dec. 3, 1914: U-Boats and Scapa): |
"It had been found that, useful as the minesweeping trawlers were, their speed was too low to allow them to work far enough afield to give him (the Commander-in-Chief) elbow room. To overcome the difficulty the Admiralty made a further draft on the mercantile marine by taking up eight fast railway packets and commissioning them as 'Fleet Minesweepers'... They were the Reindeer, Roebuck, Lynn and Gazelle of the Great Western Railway; Folkstone and Hythe of the South-Eastern and Chatham Railway; and Clacton and Newmarket of the Great Eastern Railway."
'Lynx' (1889-1925) 596 tons. One of three ships built by Lairds of Birkenhead in 1889 for the GWR's newly acquired Channel Island services. Most of the passenger accommodation was removed in 1910 after which she was operated as a cargo vessel. She served as minesweeper HMS Lynn in the Mediterranean during World War I and was finally broken up after 36 years service.
||6 May 1915
||HMS Goliath, Dardenelles
- From UK, Commonwealth War Graves, 1914-1921 and 1939-1947:
WALSINGHAM, Sub-Lieut. John Henry. R.N.R. H.M.S. "Lynn". Accidentally killed 6th May, 1915. Age 29. Son of Henry and Kate Walsingham, of "Exhall,", 19, Willifield Way, Golders Green, London. 13.
He was killed in an engine room accident on 6 May 1915 whilst off the Dardanelles (Gallipoli campaign).
'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.'
[ https://hgsheritage.org.uk/Detail/objects/WW1-17 ]
||At sea with usual war honours, 4m due south of the Island of Teredos
||Simpson & Elder
||30 Dec 2018 |
||Henry Walsingham, b. 2 Dec 1851, Ernest St, Saint Pancras, Marylebone, Middlesex , d. 25 Feb 1936 (Age 84 years) |
||Kate Gaunt, b. Apr-Jun 1854, Pancras district, London , d. 24 Mar 1930, Wandsworth, London (Age ~ 75 years) |
||10 Jul 1884
||St Paul's Church, St Pancras
- Henry Walsingham, 32, Bachelor, Pork Butcher, 19 Marquis Road NW, Father Henry Walsingham Pork Butcher
Kate Gaunt, 30, Spinster, 57 Bartholomew Road NW, Father John Gaunt (deceased) Pork Butcher
Witnesses: William Gaunt, Harriet Gaunt