Lister Wade Walker (c.1882-1917)

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.

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, LISTER WADE. Sergeant. No 203609. 1/5th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Son of the late James Walker, of Slaithwaite. Husband of Sarah Louisa Walker, Pickle Top, Slaithwaite. Was a member of Slaithwaite Church gymnasium and won the Huddersfield and District championship for the high jump in 1901. Attended Slaithwaite Parish Church and was a member of the Slaithwaite Conservative Club. Employed by the Slaithwaite Spinning Company Limited and was a member of the fire brigade there. Was a National Reservist and was called up at the outbreak of the war. He was sent to York to guard prisoners, He was afterwards on duty at British Dyes Limited for 18 months. Embarked for France on 7.1.1917. Killed in action, 9.10.1917, at Passchendaele. He was 35 years of age. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- St. James' Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission