This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment: 1915
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no: 7329
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Australian Infantry
- Unit/Ship: 16th Battalion
- Place of Death: Belgium
- Age at Death:
- Date of Death: 25.09.1917
- Burial Country: Belgium
- Cemetery: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 7-17-23-25-27-29-31
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 43 Dalgleish Road, Dundee
- Occupation: Iron Turner
Jane Walker, 17 1/2 Wellington St, Dundee
James Walker 17 1/2 Wellington St, Dundee
More about John Walker
John has no known grave but is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial. For more information on John, visit John’s Service Record.
John Walker 7329 Australians
DUNDEE AUSTRALIAN KILLED.
Mr James Walker, superintendent of Dundee Fish Market, last night received intimation that his son, Private John Walker, Australians, was killed at Polygon Wood.
According to the information to hand the Australians succeeded in capturing a German “pill-box.” and the soldiers who had taken the position regarded themselves as quite safe when a German shell found its way into the fortress and killed four of the Australians, including Private Walker, while six others were wounded. Deceased, who was 27 years of age, served his apprenticeship as an ironturner in Wallace Foundry, Dundee, but five years ago he left this country for Australia. He joined up in 1915, and had been at the front a few months.
Dundee Courier 9th October 1917
Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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