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About George Richard Walker

Date of Birth
Q3 1895

Service Number
177726

Birth Place
Staindrop, Durham, England

Baptism
20 September, 1895 St Mary's Church, Staindrop, Durham, England

Date of Death
28 June, 1915 19y Died of wounds

Place of Death
Belgium

Burial
Menin Memorial Gate, Ypres, Belgium

Relationships

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

Siblings
Mary Helena born abt 1880, Margaret A born abt 1881, Francis born abt 1886, John W born abt 1889, Sarah Hilda born abt 1890, Margaret J born abt 1893, Frederick born abt 1899, Thomas born abt 1900

Career

Service
Army

Unit
10th Durham Light Infantry Enlisted 3 September, 1914 Barnard Castle, Durham, England 19y

Rank
Private

Medals
14-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal

Silver Badge
No

Service Record
Yes

Civilian Employment
1911 Draper's assistant 1914 Mason

Campaigns
1914-1915 France and Belgium

Additional Information

Census Information
1901 Mill Wynd, Staindrop, Durham,England 1911 13 Thorngate, Barnard Castle, Durham, England (boarder)

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

Notes
Staindrop Parish Messenger August 1915 " He was the third son of Mr William Walker (all four of whose sons are serving in the army at the present time). At the outbreak of the war he enlisted in the 10th DLI and went with his battalion on Foreign Service a few weeks ago. His company commander writes that 'his loss is deeply mourned by the officers, NCOs and men of his company - he was a good and and faithful soldier and servant to his King and Country.' While the officer, to whom he acted as orderly, writes expressing the grief of his loss."

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