An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.
George William Quarmby Walker
Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922
The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:
- WALKER, GEORGE WILLIAM QUARMBY. Lieutenant. 7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Youngest son of Benjamin Henry Sykes Walker and Hannah Walker, Croft House, Slaithwaite. Educated Neilds School, Slaithwaite; Longwood Grammar School; Devonport High School and New College, Harrogate. Was apprenticed to Messrs Pogson and Company, yarn spinners, of Slaithwaite, where he was learning the business of mill manager. Was gazetted Second Lieutenant on 14.10.1914 and was in training at Milnsbridge, Withernsea, Strensall and at Chelsea Barracks with the Grenadier Guards. Killed by the explosion of a shell on 7.7.1916 during the Battle of the Somme. He was 20 years of age. Buried AUTHUILE MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row H, Grave 12.
- ROH:- St. James' Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall.