This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
David Burns Walker
- Date of enlistment: October 1915
- Place of enlistment: Coalville, Leicestershire
- Service no: 11944
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 14th Battalion, 'B' Company
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 27
- Date of Death: 07.08.1918
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: St-Venant-Robecq Road, British Cemetery, Robecq
- Grave/Mem Ref no: IV.A.20.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Montrose
- Address: Crawford Lodge, Perth Rd, Dundee
- Occupation: Footman
More about David Burns Walker
David was the brother of Pte John Walker, 26004, 5th Battalion Gordon Highlanders, who was killed in action 17.05.1917.
David Burns Walker 11944 Black Watch
Private Walker is the second son of Mr and Mrs John Walker, Crawford Lodge, Perth Road, to fall in action. Private Walker was killed by a shell on 7th August. He joined the colours in October, 1915, and saw service in Palestine prior to being sent to France three months ago. In civil life he was a footman. His brother was killed at Arras in May, 1917.
Dundee Courier 15th August 1918
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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