Walker, Edward



1891 - 1917
Rank Private
Service no.9493
Born August 25, 1891
DiedAugust 10, 1917



Edward And William Harry Walker

The Walker brothers were born in Leicester to William, a boot and shoe worker and Minnie (nee Joy).
They had 8 children-
Sarah Gertrude 1889
Edward 1891
William Harry 1894
Walter George 1895
Ida 1897
Constance Dorothy 1899
all born in Leicester
George Frederick 1902
Frank 1904
both born in Higham Ferrers.

Edward was born on 25.8.1891 and was baptised on 23.10.1891 at St Luke’s Church Leicester.
William Harry was born on 31.1.1894 and was baptised on 25.2.1894
at St. Leonard’s Church Leicester.

In 1901 census the family lived at Warmond’s Hill in Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire.
In 1904 Minnie died in Leicester so the family must have moved back to Leicester between 1901 and 1904.
In 1911 census William senior is listed as a widower living at 36 Oak St., Leicester, a boot machinist. All the children are still living with him and Edward and William are both listed as boot and shoe workers.

Edward joined the Leicestershire Regiment as Private 21487 but then became Private 9493 55th Machine Gun Corps. He was Killed In Action on 10.8.1917, aged 26, and is on the Menin Gate Memorial, panel 56.

William joined the army as Private 30484 18th Battalion Notts. And Derby Regiment but then became Corporal 63088 2nd West Yorkshire Regiment. He was Killed In Action on 17.8.1918, aged 24, and is buried at La Targette British Cemetery, Neuville-St. Vaast, 111.13.2.