A memorial to Captain Frederic "Johny" Walker, CB, DSO, RN at the Pier Head in Liverpool, Johny Walker was commander of the Second Support Group of anti submarine sloops that worked out of Liverpool during the Second World War. He commanded his own sloop, HMS Starling and had under his command Wild Goose, Cygnet, Wren, Woodpecker and Kite.
Captain Walker died on July 9, 1944 from overstrain, overwork and battle fatigue. During his years at sea the battle had taken too much toll from him as he rarely laid back and took a rest.
This statue was commissioned by the Captain Walker's Old Boys Association, scultped by Tom Murphy and unveiled by H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh on the 16th October 1998.
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