Robert Duff Walker

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: Clyde 2/61
  • Rank: Chief Petty Officer
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • 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

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 13 Cardean St, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Mary M. Huncomb Walker

  • Father:

    Albert T. D. Walker

  • Siblings:

    Thomas G. Walker & Mrs Macdonald, 25 Park Ave, Dundee

  • Spouse:

    Francis Ann Wilson, 13 Cardean St, Dundee

  • Children:

    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

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