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Private Edgar Walker was born in Thistleton in January 1894, one of 12 children of William and Elizabeth Walker. By 1911 the family had moved to Duddington in Northamptonshire. He joined the 2nd Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment and died on 14 March 1915. Two of his brothers, William and Herbert also died in the First World War. Edgar is buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, grave III.D.15, which was used for burials from the military hospitals in the area. There is no war memorial in Thistleton and Edgar is not mentioned in George Phillips' Rutland and the Great War. However all three brothers are remembered on the war memorial at Duddington. After the war his parents were recorded as living in Dadlington, Nuneaton.

In November 2013, the three memorial scrolls recording the brothers' deaths and sent from Buckingham Palace to their family, came up for sale with Bosleys Military Auctioneers. The estimate was £60-£100 although we do not know what the sale made.

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  • Duddington Church & Memorial 1
  • Walker Brothers 1
  • Walker Brothers Plaque
  • Walker Brothers R O H
  • Boulogne Eastern Cemetery 1a
  • Boulogne Eastern Cemetery 4RR
  • E Walker 3
  • E Walker 2
  • E Walker 1RR

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2 images Some pictures of the headstone, taken 7 January 2015
By John Stokes on Friday 9th January '15 at 9:19am
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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