Thomas Becker

Colonel Thomas Becker was buried in St Margaret's Church Westminster on 27th April 1716. The burial register entry records:

He was famous for walking under water, he proposed to go from Manchester Court stairs to Blackfriars and had done but the guard on his head hit against the keel of a lighter or barge. He after for the King's satisfaction walked across the Thames for which he had a good reward

There is no monument or marker for him in the church.

Occupation

Soldier

Location

St Margaret's Church

Thomas Becker
St Margaret's Church

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