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Private David Walker

9th Battalion Black Watch ( Royal Highlanders )
Service No: s / 4299

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of James and Jessie Walker of 77 Burnbank Rd, Coatbridge. Brother of Private James Walker of the 9th Battalion Black Watch who was also Killed in Action on the same day as David, the 25/09/1915 at the Battle of Loos (see index). Private George Buchanan Arnott also of the 9th Battalion Black Watch who resided with the family and worked with the brothers as well as enlisting with them was wounded and gassed at Loos alongside them. He Died of Wounds on the 28/06/1916 (see index)

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 77 Burnbank Rd, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 25/09/1915 at Loos

Enlisted

Coatbridge 03/09/1914

Employed

Locomotive Fireman in Kipps Locomotive Works

Age

24

Buried / Remembered

Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France

Additional Information

The 2 brothers and George Arnott worked together, lived together, enlisted together and fought together. There was 1 digit between all their service numbers. David was shot through the head at Hill 70 on the opening day of the Battle of Loos. See newspaper clipping for letter sent home to his parents from Private Jimmy Nimmo from Airdrie. Also remembered on the Maxwell Parish Church. East United Free Church and the Kipps Memorial Rolls of Honour (see photos). See photos for Davids name on the Loos Memorial

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