Private John WALKER, 13203
Remembrance - The Yorkshire Regiment, First World War
Private John WALKER. 13203
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Private John WALKER, 13203

Select the thumbnail image above for a photo of a platoon of the 8th Battalion, in which John Walker is in the back row, fifth from the left. Close the window that opens to return to this page.

Private John WALKER, 13203 (*).

8th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment.
Born Sheffield, Enlisted Middlesbrough, Resided Middlesbrough.
Enlisted 2 September 1914. First landed in France with the 8th Battalion on 26 August 1915. Served throughout the war and was demobilised on 6 May 1919.
Awarded the 1914-15 Star, Victory Medal and British Medal.

(* John Walker's Service Record exists in the National Archives. Although the cover sheet appears to show the Service Number as 13303, further data shows the number to have been 13203)

The photograph is of the 8th Battalion (unidentified) platoon in Folkestone in 1915, and comes from the John Sheen collection. Identification of John Walker is by Paul Bollands (<>), a grandson of John Walker.
Paul provides further information on John Walker;-
Born 29 August 1885 in Sheffield. Served in South Africa 1901 - 1902 (though this information is not on his Service Record). Died in 1972 aged 87 (Middlesbrough)

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