WALKER James William

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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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  • Empingham plaque
  • Empingham Memorial
  • Empingham Memorial 2
  • Cambrai Memorial 1
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Mr Walker's memorial
By John Stokes on Wednesday 12th November '14 at 1:49pm
A Rutlander, living in Belgium

Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

More than 90 Rutland soldiers died in the Battle of the Somme which lasted from 1 July 1916 until the middle of November. Today they lie in cemeteries across the old battlefield in northern France or are remembered among the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. By using our interactive map, you can find out what happened to them.

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