Percy Walker


Private 242697, 1st/5th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

Died 25th March 1917 aged 26

Buried Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, France

Son of Joe and Annie Walker

Lived at 5, Northgate, Heckmondwike

Percy was the son of Joe and Annie Walker who both worked in the Textile Trade, he had one younger brother. For many years Percy was employed by Messrs Law & Sons Ltd of Cleckheaton, he was a Machine Tenter by trade. He was a member of the Beck Lane Working Men's Club and had played football for both Heckmondwike United and Birstall Parish Church teams.

He joined the Duke of Wellington’s (West Yorkshire Regiment) on the 19th February 1916 and later transferred to the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. He went to France in July 1916 and died of shrapnel wounds to the head the following year.{PL-135}

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