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Second Lieutenant Harry Cullis Steele Walker

Second Lieutenant Harry Cullis Steele Walker

Army Number : n/a

Battalion : 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

Born at Ilkeston, Derbyshire, 13th September 1893. Son of Major W. Eaton Walker and Mrs. Eaton Walker, of Scarrington House, Scarrington, Nottinghamshire. He was educated at Nottingham High School and Denstone College, Staffordshire, where he was a member of the O.T.C. He left school in 1912 and in November of that year was gazetted Second Lieutenant in the Special Reserve of the Sherwood Foresters. At the outbreak of war he was attached to the 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment and joined it at Sailsbury. He went to France 5th November 1914 and was killed in action, 12th March 1915, aged 21, whilst leading his men against a German counter-attack during the battle of Neuve Chapelle, France.

 

Nottingham Evening Post 17th March 1915.


Nottingham Daily Express 24th March 1915

Buried/Commemorated : Arras Road Cemetery, Roclincourt, France. Plot 2, Row J, Grave 1.

Arras Road Cemetery, Roclincourt, France.

His brother Captain William Eaton Guy Walker 7th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment also fell in the Great War.

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