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Walker, Denzil Philip (1916-1941)

Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the Second World War, 1939-1945.

 

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Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.

 

Details: Denzil Philip Walker (1916-1941), born 24 June 1916 in the parish of St Ann, Jamaica, son of Gerald Law Napier Walker and Stephnie Maud Townend of Highbridge, Walton Park, Clevedon, Somerset, formerly of Stoneridge, Tavistock, Devon. Married to Alice Willesden Walker.

 

Attended Upton House preparatory school, Okehampton, Devon.

 

Attended Sherborne School (The Green) September 1930-July 1933.

 

Farming.

 

WW2, Sergeant (Pilot), 10 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (RAFVR). Killed in action over Bremen on 28 June 1941, aged 25.

 

Commemorated at:

Originally buried at Uetersen New Cemetery and reburied at Hamburg Cemetery, Coll. grave 4A. J. 4-5 www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2201070/walker,-denzi...

 

Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; The Green roll of honour.

 

His cousin states that Denzil "was a Sergeant Pilot and was bombing Breman in a Whitley bomber, when shot down. He was missing presumed killed and buried locally - but, after the war, all graves of RAF crews were transferred to the War Graves Cemetery outside Hamburg where he now lies. Two of his crew escaped by parachute and the other pilot tried to land the plane as the navigator was too badly wounded to parachute. The observer, who was taken prisoner, gave us this information and said he thought 'the boys had a chance', but apparently he was wrong. The date was 28th June, 1941 - four days after his 25th birthday.'

 

Denzil Walker's name was not included on the original Roll of Honour in Sherborne School Ante-Chapel, but was added in the 1990s.

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