Walter Percy Walker (1886-1915)

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Walter Percy Walker

Biography

Courtesy of David Simmons:[1]

Sapper, 170Th Tunnel Company, Royal Engineers. Regimental No 82992. Formerly 1179, Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born in Flockton. Killed in Action 6 August 1915 in France aged 28 years. Son of Squire and Jane Walker, Flockton. Husband of Amy Clegg and father of Alby. Employed as a Coal Miner (Hewer) at a local mine and lived in Emley. Enlisted at Emley.

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, WALTER PERCY. Sapper. No 82992. 170th Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers. Formerly No 1179 King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Flockton. Lived Church Street, Emley. Killed in action by a mine explosion on 6.8.1915. Buried CAMBRIN MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row B, Grave 12.
ROH:- Emley War Memorial.

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