MACHINIST'S MATE FIRST CLASS FRED WALKER was born around 1886. He had served in World War I. Residing with his wife Helen at 26 University Avenue in the Gloucester Heights section of Gloucester City New Jersey, he was an employee of the New York Shipbuilding Corporation in Camden NJ. He was also active in fraternal organizations, being a member of the Elks (B.P.O.E. Lodge 219 of Meadville PA), the Eagles (Aerie 254 of Cumberland MD), the Masons (F. and A.M. 218 of Audubon NJ), and American Legion Post 135 of Gloucester City NJ.
Fred Walker re-enlisted in the United States Navy after Pearl Harbor. He died at the Naval Hospital in Newport RI on March 4, 1943, at the age of 56. Survived by his wife, Helen Walker, he was buried at Arlington Cemetery in Pennsauken NJ. His death was reported in the March 9, 1943 edition of the Camden Courier-Post.
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