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Henry Walker (1897-1917)

Miner from Howden-le-Wear served with 15th DLI commemorated on the Arras Memorial

Henry Walker, the son of John Nicholas and Caroline Walker, was born in Crook in 1897. He had four brothers and two sisters and lived all his life in the Crook area. He was a worker in a coal mine when he enlisted at Crook in the 12th Battalion Durham Light Infantry before being transferred to the 13th and 15th Battalions. On 25 August 1915 he landed in France and was killed on 3 May 1917 at the Battle of Arras. He is commemorated on the Arras Memorial and in the Durham Cathedral DLI Book of Remembrance.

Civil Parish: North Bedburn

Birth date: 1897

Death date: 3-May-1917

Armed force/civilian: Army

Residence: Blacketts Yard, Wheatbottom, Hemington Row, Crook (1901 census)
Valley Terrace, Howden-le-Wear, Crook (1911 census)

Employment: Putter in Coal mine (1911 census)

Family: Father: John Nicholas Walker
Mother: Caroline Walker (nee Hardman)
Siblings: Frederick William, Emily, John Thomas, James, George Lawrence & Nora Walker

Military service:

12th, 13th & 15th Battalions Durham Light Infantry
Regimental no.: 24776

Medal(s): 1914-1915 Star
British war Medal
Victory Medal

Memorial(s): Arras Memorial, Bay 8
Durham Cathedral DLI Book of Remembrance

Gender: Male

Contributed by John Edwards

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