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About John William Walker

Date of Birth
8 March, 1888

Service Number
9216

Birth Place
Staindrop, Durham, England

Relationships

Parents
William Walker born abt 1852 and Margaret Jane (Spence) born abt 1859 Married Q1 1879 Teesdale, Durham, England

Siblings
Mary Helena born abt 1880, Francis born abt 1885, Sarah Hilda born abt 1890, Margaret J born abt 1893, George Richard born abt 1896, Frederick born abt 1899, Thomas born 26 September, 1899

Career

Service
Army

Unit
2nd Durham Light Infantry

Rank
Private

Medals
14 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal

Silver Badge
No

Service Record
No

Civilian Employment
1911 Police constable (York Corporation) 1939 Builder's labourer

Campaigns
1914 - 1919 France, Belgium, Ireland and Italy

Additional Information

Census Information
1891 The Crofts, Staindrop, Durham, England 1901 Mill Wynd, Main Street Beckside, Staindrop, Durham, England 1911 King's Staith, York, Yorkshire, England (boarder)

1939 Register
Raby Crest, Staindrop, Durham, England (boarding with Bowran family)

Sources
Ancestry, Find My Past, Family Search

Notes
John William's brothers Francis, George Richard and Frederick all served. George Richard was killed in France in 1915. His brother Thomas tried to enlist but he was underage.

- Research by DB