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Private James Walker

9th Battalion Black Watch ( Royal Highlanders )
Service No: s / 4300

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of James and Jessie Walker of 77 Burnbank Rd, Coatbridge. Brother of Private David Walker of the 9th Battalion Black Watch who was also Killed in Action on the same day as James, the 25/09/1915 at the Battle of Loos (see index). He was listed as a Prisoner of War but this was proven inaccurate. See newspaper clipping from the Enquiry Department for Prisoners of War. 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

20

Buried / Remembered

Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The Loos Memorial commemorates over 20,000 officers and men who have no known grave, who fell in the area from the River Lys to the old southern boundary of the First Army, east and west of Grenay, from the first day of the Battle of Loos to the end of the war. On either side of the cemetery is a wall 15 feet high, to which are fixed tablets on which are carved the names of those commemorated. At the back are four small circular courts, open to the sky, in which the lines of tablets are continued, and between these courts are three semicircular walls or apses, two of which carry tablets, while on the centre apse is erected the Cross of Sacrifice.

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. Also remembered on the Maxwell Parish Church. East United Free Church and the Kipps Memorial Rolls of Honour (see photos). See photos for James` name on the Loos Memorial

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