This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
Robert Duff Walker
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment:
- Service no: Clyde 2/61
- Rank: Chief Petty Officer
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve
- Unit/Ship: Hood Battalion R.N. Div
- Place of Death: Turkey/Gallipoli
- Age at Death: 26
- Date of Death: 28.12.1915
- Burial Country: Turkey/Gallipoli
- Cemetery: Helles Memorial, Turkey
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 8 to 15
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth:
- Address: 13 Cardean St, Dundee
Mary M. Huncomb Walker
Albert T. D. Walker
Thomas G. Walker & Mrs Macdonald, 25 Park Ave, Dundee
Francis Ann Wilson, 13 Cardean St, Dundee
Robert, born 02.07.1914
More about Robert Duff Walker
Robert has no known grave but is remembered on the Helles Memorial. He was the brother of Chief E.R.A. Thomas G. Walker 269982, who was serving aboard H.M.S. Peregrine when he accidently drowned 19.11.1918.
The names listed for Roberts parents in the newspaper report below are not the same as those listed for his brother Thomas and recorded on his roll of honour entry.
Robert Duff Walker C2/61 Hood Bn R.N.D.
WALKER—Killed in action at Gallipoli, on the 25th December, Robert Duff Walker, Battalion Sergeant-Major, Hood Battalion, Clyde, R.N.V.R., dearly beloved husband of Frances Ann Wilson, 13 Cardean Street, Dundee, and second youngest son of Albert T. D. Walker and the late Mary M. Huncombe Walker. (North papers, also Canadian and Australian papers, please copy.)—Inserted by his widow.
Dundee People’s Journal 5th February 1916
Additional information supplied by Gary Thomson and further additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
Can you tell us more about Robert Duff Walker'? Some additional facts, a small story handed down through the family or perhaps a picture or an heirloom you can share online. Contact our curator...