Private James William Walker was the son of William Walker and his wife, of 4 Normanton Cottages, Empingham, and was born at Normanton on 26 August 1892. He worked as a butcher and joined up on 9 March 1916, enlisting in the Army Service Corps before being transferred to the 86th Company Machine Gun Corps in January 1917. He went to France on 26 August and fought in the Cambrai area. He was wounded on 29 September and killed on the 22 November 1917. He has no known grave and is remembered on the Cambrai Memorial, Panel 12/13, and on Empingham's war memorial.
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