This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
Walter L. Walker
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Edinburgh
- Service no: 3022
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
- Unit/Ship: 5th Battalion
- Place of Death: Turkey/Gallipoli
- Age at Death: 36
- Date of Death: 07.05.1915
- Burial Country: Turkey/Gallipoli
- Cemetery: Helles Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 26 to 30
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth:
- Address: 84 Peddie Street, Dundee
Lizzie, born 28.11.1906, Jemima, born 31.01.1910 & John, born 24.05.1913
More about Walter L. Walker
Walter has no known grave but is remembered on the Helles Memorial.
EXPERIENCED SOLDIER KILLED.
Mrs W. L. Walker, 243 Blackness Road, Dundee, has received official intimation of the death in action at the Dardanelles on 27th May of her husband, Private Walter L. Walker, 5th Royal Scots.
Private Walker was 36 years of age, and previous to enlisting was employed in Messrs Nobel’s explosives factory at Polmont. He enlisted in the 5th Royal Scots in November last, and went to the front in March.
The deceased private was an experienced soldier, having served through the Boer war with Lord Fincastle’s Horse. He held medals for the South African campaign. Private Walker is survived by his widow and three children.
Dundee Courier 4th June 1915
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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