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Saturday 11 December 1943 – Death of Gunner Walter Edmund Warmington

Category Hatches, Matches and Despatches » Deaths
Publication
Cheshire Observer
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TRAGEDY AFTER DANCE – NAVY MAN DROWNED IN SHIP CANAL

Navy Gunner Walter Edmund Warmington, aged 19, whose home is at Badsey, Evesham, fell into the Ship Canal early on Tuesday morning and was drowned.  He was returning from a dance in Ellesmere Port with another seaman, who heard him fall into the water, but was unable to locate him owing to the darkness.  Warmington’s body was recovered on Tuesday afternoon.

At the inquest yesterday (Friday) the West Cheshire Coroner (Mr G W Wain) returned a verdict of “Accidental Death by Drowning” and complimented Warmington’s two companions on their efforts to save him.