HERBERT WALKER

Private 25231, 17th Battalion Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment (Sherwood Foresters)

Died 1st August 1917 aged 22

Buried Brandhoek Cemetery, Belgium

Son of Joseph and Sarah Walker

Lived 43, Upper George Street, Heckmondwike


Herbert was the eldest of the four sons of Joseph and Sarah Walker (formerly Stead), he was born 1895 in Millbridge, Liversedge, his parents later moved to Toronto with his two youngest brothers.

Before the war he had worked for Messrs Marshall, Kaye and Marshall of Ravensthorpe – on the 1911 census he was listed as a Creeler in a carpet works.  He was associated with Millbridge Wesleyan Chapel and School.

He joined up in April 1915; he had been in France since the beginning of 1916 and had previously been wounded.  He died in a casualty clearing station of wounds received at the Battle of Pilckem Ridge which took place between 31st July – 2nd August 1917, it was the opening attack of the Third Battle of Ypres also known as Passchendaele.
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