John Walker

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: 1915
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: 7329
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • 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

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 43 Dalgleish Road, Dundee
  • Occupation: Iron Turner
  • Mother:

    Jane Walker, 17 1/2 Wellington St, Dundee

  • Father:

    James Walker 17 1/2 Wellington St, Dundee

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

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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