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Corporal William John Walker (8879)

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

Capbadge of the Worcestershire Regiment

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

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 [1]

His elder step brother Edward Waugh [2], a shoeing-smith, died whilst serving with the 11th Hussars in October 1918.

See also William John Walker [3] 1/1st Gloucester Yeomanry [4] who is commemorated at The Priory, Great Malvern [5] and St Peters, Malvern Wells [6].

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

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URLs in this post:

[1] Gallipoli: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallipoli_Campaign

[2] Edward Waugh: http://www.malvernremembers.org.uk/ww1-profiles/edward-waugh

[3] William John Walker: http://www.malvernremembers.org.uk/ww1-profiles/william-john-walker-3

[4] 1/1st Gloucester Yeomanry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Gloucestershire_Hussars

[5] The Priory, Great Malvern: http://www.malvernremembers.org.uk/memorials/the-priory-church-of-st-mary-and-st-michael

[6] St Peters, Malvern Wells: http://www.malvernremembers.org.uk/memorials/st-peters-church-malvern-wells

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