Walle, Jos de

Jos de Walle age 20 (1930) of Holland made one attempt in 1950

Joseph Van jwaal, 20, of Bergen Op Zoom, The Netherlands, one of a family of 10 girls and five boys

Jos de Walle, the Dutchman, aged 20. who started at 02.37 was just one mile from the middle the Channel when he retired at 07.30. His protective grease had been washed away. He was paralysed by cold and three of the crew of his escorting trawler had to jump into the sea to rescue him
Shields Daily News 23 August 1950

Swims by Walle, Jos de

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