Henry (Harry) H Walker likeness

  cap badgeAble Seaman Henry (Harry) H Walker

Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Service No: Clyde Z/6439

Henry (Harry) H Walker grave

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of Robert Walker of 1f Alexander St, Coatbridge. Henry's brother Able Seaman George Walker was wounded on the 28/04/1917. Another brother Private James Walker of the 6th Battalion Dragoon Guards contracted an illness in France and died in April 1916 whilst a 4th brother Oswald was serving with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers at the time of his death. Henry's next of kin was his sister Annie.

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 1f Alexander St, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action on the 24/04/1917

Enlisted

14/09/1915

Employed

Baker with William Brown and Company, Coatbridge

Age

24 / DOB - 29/04/1892

Buried / Remembered

Arras Memorial (Bay 1), Pas de Calais, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The MEMORIAL commemorates nearly 35,000 soldiers of the British, South African and New Zealand forces with no known grave. Most of those commemorated were killed in the Battle of Arras, fought between 9 April and 16 May 1917.

Additional Information

Harry was Killed in Action 5 days before his 25th Birthday. Harry is also remembered on the Gartsherrie Church Roll of Honour (see photos). Service Record states - Enlisted 14/09/1915, Draft for BEF 10/07/1916, joined Nelson Battalion 28/08/1916 till wounded on the 15/09/1916, returned to duty same date 15/9/16 to the 24/4/17. See photos for Harry's Newspaper clippings x 2, his CWGC Grave Registration, his name on the Arras Memorial Panel List, his Navy Service Medal and Award Rolls and the Nelson Battalion Cap Badge

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