Corporal William John Walker (8879)

4th Bn, The Worcestershire Regiment, 88th Brigade, 29th Division, M.E.F

Malvern Commemoration: St Peter Cowleigh,

Burial/Commemoration: Helles Memorial

Nature of Death: Killed in action Helles, Gallipoli 20/9/1915

Next of Kin: Adopted son of Mr and Mrs Waugh of Cowleigh Bank

Capbadge of the Worcestershire Regiment

William John Walker was born in East Ham, London and was adopted by Mr and Mrs J Waugh of Cowleigh Bank. He was a regular soldier and enlisted in around 1906. At the beginning of the First World War it is likely he was a Reservist and was recalled to the Colours. He was killed whilst on patrol at Helles on Gallipoli

His elder step brother Edward Waugh, a shoeing-smith, died whilst serving with the 11th Hussars in October 1918.

See also William John Walker 1/1st Gloucester Yeomanry who is commemorated at The Priory, Great Malvern and St Peters, Malvern Wells.

Malvern News 12/2/16, 23/11/18

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