Skip to main content
About Joseph William Walker

Date of Birth
5 July, 1885

Service Number
21/521

Birth Place
Staindrop, Durham, England

Date of Death
10 April, 1917 Killed in action 31y

Place of Death
France

Burial
Tilloy British Cemetery, Tilloy-les-Mofflaines, France

Relationships

Parents
Joseph Walker born abt 1835 and Charlotte (Bearpark) born abt 1846 Married Q2 1864 Teesdale, Durham, England

Siblings
Jane Ann born abt 1865, Cicely born abt 1869, Polly born abt 1870, Mary born abt 1871, William born abt 1873, Charlotte born abt 1883

Marriage
Violet Birbeck 22 August 1914 Teesdale Register Office, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham, England

Children
William Birbeck born 11 April, 1913, Cicely Louisa born 29 September, 1915

Career

Service
Army

Unit
10th Durham Light Infantry 21st Durham Light Infantry 6 July 1916 4th Durham Light Infantry 1 September 1916

Rank
Private

Enlisted Address
Allen's Yard, Staindrop, Durham, England Enlisted Darlington, Durham, England

Medals
British War Medal and Victory Medal

Silver Badge
No

Service Record
Yes

Civilian Employment
1901 Coal miner/ putter 1911 Coal miner/ hewer 1915 Farm labourer

Campaigns
1915-1917 France and Flanders

Additional Information

Census Information
1891 Crawford Street, Staindrop, Durham, England 1901 Beckside, Staindrop, Durham, England 1911 Swan Yard, Staindrop, Durham, England

Sources
Staindrop Roll of Honour, Ancestry, Find my Past, Family Search, Forces War Records

Notes
Joseph's remains were exhumed from 2 miles SE of Arras and reburied in Tilloy on 16 September, 1919 £1 17s 6d were left and authorised to Joseph's widow Violet for herself and child

- Research by DB