Born: January 15, 1850, Brixton, London, England.
Died: August 26, 1906, Bacton, Norfolk, England, while on holiday.
Buried: Tonbridge, Kent, England.
About 1889, Walton founded the Sailor’s Rest of the South African General Mission (SAGM) in Durban, Natal. This interdenominational effort ministered to the spiritual needs of seamen, whether on board when in port or in jail.
Edwin Lewis Neilson, who carried the title Chaplain, succeeded Walton about 1901.
During the Boer War, Walton distributed to English soldiers Bibles which had a label inside the front cover giving Walton’s residence in 1900 as Durban, Natal.
Walton’s missionary work is known mostly from his publications.
In 1905, he wrote a 3-page article based on his journeys through southeastern Africa, in what was then called British Amatongaland. In the article, his title was shown as Superintendent of the British Africa General Mission.
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