Lewis Walker (1892-1915)

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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, LEWIS. Lance Corporal. No 3006. 'A' Company, 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Armitage Bridge, Huddersfield, 13.3.1892. Son of James and Catherine Mary Walker, School Lane, Armitage Bridge. Educated Armitage Bridge Church of England School and Huddersfield College Higher Grade School. Was a chorister at Armitage Bridge Church and a member of the choir at Huddersfield Parish Church. He was a baritone and soloist of great promise. Employed as an electrical engineer in the motor department of Messrs David Browns Limited, Lockwood. Enlisted 4.9.1914. Embarked for France in April, 1915. Killed in action at Fleurbaix on 15.5.1915, aged 23 years. Buried RUE-DAVID MILIITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row B, Grave 20.
His parents received a letter from Lieutenant Middlemost who stated that, 'Lance Corporal Walker was struck with shrapnel between the eyes and killed instantenously.'
ROH:- Huddersfield Parish Church;Huddersfield Drill Hall; Armitage Bridge War Memorial.

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