John Walker (c.1873-1915)

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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, JOHN. Private. No 2007. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Son of John and Sarah Walker, Amber Hill, near Boston, Lincolnshire. Was married but lived apart from his wife. Had lodged with Mrs Casson, Bridge Street, Slaithwaite, for five years. (She was the guardian of his child). Employed as a teamer by Messrs Joseph Sykes and Sons, Slaithwaite. Enlisted at the outbreak of the war. Died from heart failure at No 2 West Riding Field Ambulance Dressing Station on 5.11.1915, aged 42 years. Buried FERME-OLIVER CEMETERY, ELVERDINGHE, BELGIUM. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row H, Grave 2.
ROH:- St. James' Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

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