BORN LONDON 04/12/1896. STRAND. HIS NAME IS RECORDED ON HULL’S WALKER STREET MEMORIAL. SISTER JANE LIVED IN FLEET STREET, HOLBORN, LONDON. COMMEMORATED ON THE CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL
On 22 March 1918, the British sloop HMS Gaillardia, built by Blyth Shipbuilding in 1917, struck a British laid mine in the Northern Barrage, Pentland Firth. 93 hands were lost, including Captain Shafer.
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