William Walker

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: Clyde 2/104
  • Rank: Petty Officer
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve
  • Unit/Ship: Howe Battalion R.N. Div
  • Place of Death: Turkey/Gallipoli
  • Age at Death: 33
  • Date of Death: 02.05.1915
  • 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: 144 Lochee Rd, Dundee
  • Occupation: Lithographer, Valentines Printers & Publishers, Perth Rd, Dundee
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    William Walker

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    J. Walker, 144 Lochee Rd, Dundee

  • Children:

    3 children

More about William Walker

HOPE to DESPAIR

William WALKER,  Petty Officer Clyde 2/104, Killed in Action May 2nd commemorated on the Helles Memorial.

 

Petty Officer William Walker, 144a Lochee Road, has been a member of the R.N.V.R. for about eight years. He is 33 years of age, and prior to the outbreak of war was a linotype operator with Messers Valentine, printers and publishers, Perth Road.  He is an enthusiastic bandsman, and was a trombone player in the R.N.V.R. Band.  Petty Officer Walker was attached to the Howe Battalion, 2nd Naval Brigade.  He now lies in hospital at Alexandria, Egypt.

Dundee Peoples Journal May 22nd 1915

PETTY OFFICER WOUNDED

In the list of those reported wounded in the Dardanelles operations appears the name of Petty Officer William Walker, son of the late Mr William Walker, umbrella maker, Aberdeen. Petty Officer Walker served his apprenticeship as a litho-writer and draughtsman with John Avery and Co, Limited, Aberdeen.  Early in life he joined the band of the Aberdeen Royal Engineers and allied himself to the Engineer force which went to South Africa in the time of the Boar War.  On his return he settled in Dundee, as a linotype operator, with Messers Valentine, printers and publishers, Perth Road.  Petty Officer Walker is an enthusiastic bandsman, and was a trombone player in the R.N.V.R. Band, and his attached to the Howe Battalion, 2nd Naval Brigade. Petty Officer Walker is 33 years of age, is married to an Aberdeen lady, and has three of a family. Petty Officer Walker lies in hospital at Alexandria, Egypt.

Aberdeen Daily Journal May 26th 1915

DUNDEE PETTY OFFICER KILLED

Mrs Walker, who resides at 144 Lochee Road, Dundee has received intimation that her husband, Petty Officer William Walker, of the Howe Battalion, 2nd Royal Naval Brigade, has been killed in action at the Dardanelles.

P.O. Walker, as a member of the Royal Engineers, saw service in the South African War.  He was 33 years of age, and enlisted in the Naval Brigade on the outbreak of war, being formerly employed by Valentine & Co., Ltd., photographers, Perth Road, as a lithographer.  He was an enthusiastic bandsman, and was a member of the Trades Band.  Deceased was a native of Aberdeen, and came to the city about seven years ago.  He was previously wounded, and was for some time in hospital in Egypt.  Two of his brothers are members of the Cameronians, and both have been wounded.  He leaves a widow and three of a family.

Dundee Courier June 11th 1915

DUNDEE P. O. KILLED AT DARDANELLES.

Official intimation has been received by Mrs Walker, who resides at 144 Lochee Road, Dundee, that her husband, Petty Officer William Walker of the Howe Battalion, 2nd Royal Naval Brigade, has been killed in action at the Dardanelles.

Walker was previously wounded and was for some time in hospital in Egypt.  As a member of the Royal Engineers, he went through the South African War. He was 33 years of age.  He enlisted on the outbreak of war, being formerly employed as a lithographer by Valentine & Co., Ltd., Perth Road. He was an enthusiastic bandsman, having been a member of the Trades Band.  P.O. Walker was a native of Aberdeen, and came to Dundee about seven years ago.  He leaves a widow and three of a family.

Dundee Evening Telegraph June 11th 1915

Intimation has been received in Aberdeen by Mr William Walker, umbrella maker, that his eldest son, Petty Officer William Walker R.N.V.R., was killed in action at the Dardanelles on May 13th (actual date 2nd May).

Aberdeen Weekly Journal Friday June 11th 1915

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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