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Hebden WALKER

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Surname: WALKER

Forename(s): Hebden

Place of Birth: Gargrave, Yorkshire

Service No: 235533

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 7th (Service) Battalion

Division: 17th (Northern) Division

Age: 29

Date of Death: 1918-02-05

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: VI. E. 10A.

CWGC Cemetery: MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: EARBY, YORKSHIRE

Local War Memorial: GARGRAVE, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Hebden Walker was the son of Edwin and Elizabeth Ellen Walker, formerly Sidgewick, née Whitaker.

1891 Gargrave, Yorkshire Census: 21, River Place - Hebden Walker, aged 2 years, born Gargrave, son of Edwin and Elizabeth Walker.

1901 Gargrave, Yorkshire Census: 21, River Place - Hebden Walker, aged 12 years, born Gargrave, son of Edwin and Elizabeth Walker.

1911 Gargrave, Yorkshire Census: 21, River Place - Hebden Walker, aged 21 years, born Gargrave, son of Edwin and Elizabeth Walker.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Hebden Walker, 350905, Durham Light Infantry & 235533, Yorkshire Regiment.

Data Source: Cravens Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

WALKER, Hebden, aged 29, Yorkshire Regiment, 37, Langroyd Road, [Earby], died from pneumonia Feb. 5, 1918.

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Private Hebden WALKER

Private Hebden WALKER

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 17th (Northern) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 17th (Northern) Division

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Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: WALKER

Forename(s): Hebden

Born: Gargrave, Yorkshire

Residence: Earby, Yorkshire

Enlisted: Keighley, Yorkshire

Number: 235533

Rank: Private

Regiment: Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion: 7th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 1918-02-05

Died How: Died

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: WALKER

Forename(s): Hebden

Nationality: United Kingdom

Service Number: 235533

Rank: Private

Regiment: Yorkshire Regiment (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own)

Unit: 7th Battalion

Age: 29

Awards:

Died Date: 1918-02-05

Additional Information: Son of Edwin and Elizabeth Walker, of Earby, Yorks.

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15 February 1918

WALKER – February 5th, 1918, at No 10 General Hospital, France, Private Hebden Walker, P.O.W.’s Yorks. Regiment, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Walker, 37, Longroyd Road, Earby, from pneumonia following septic poisoning, aged 29 years.

15 February 1918

EARBY SOLDIER’S DEATH FROM PNEUMONIA

The death is officially reported at No. 16 General Hospital, France, on the 5th February, of Private Hebden Walker, P.O.W.'s Yorkshire Regiment, as being due to pneumonia following an attack of septic poisoning in the toe. Deceased, who was 29 years of age and single, was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Walker, 37, Longroyd Road, Earby, and late of Gargrave. He was admitted to hospital about a fortnight prior to his death, and a few days later the parents received a telegram stating that he was dangerously ill with pneumonia. Private Walker joined up in September last. In civil life he was a weaver employed at Messrs. A. J. Birley Ltd., a member of the Rechabites, and a well-known fancier and member of the National Homing Society. His brother, Sergt. James Walker (Military Medallist), only recently returned from furlough after three years in France, and is now serving as instructor in signalling with the Army in Italy.

07 February 1919

WALKER – In ever loving memory of our dear friend, Private Hebden Walker, who died at No 16 General Hospital, France, 5th February, 1918.

We often think of days gone by
When we were all together;
A shadow o’er our lives is cast,
A dear friend gone for ever.

From his friends, Edith and Herbert (somewhere in France).

06 February 1920

WALKER – In loving memory of our dear friend, Private Hebden Walker, who gave his life for his country, February 5th, 1918.

Time does not change our thoughts of him,
Love and dear memories linger still;
Sunshine passes, shadows fall,
But true remembrance outlasts all.

From Edith and Herbert, Cologne, Germany.

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15 February 1918

WALKER – Died in hospital in France from pneumonia, Pte. Hebden Walker, of the Yorkshire Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Walker, of 37, Longroyd Road, Earby, aged 29.

15 February 1918

EARBY SOLDIER’S DEATH FROM PNEUMONIA

The death is officially reported, at No. 16 General Hospital, Le Treport, France, on the 5th inst., of Pte. Hebden Walker, Prince of Wales’ Yorkshire Regiment, as being due to pneumonia, following an attack of septic poisoning in the toe. Deceased, who was 26 years of age and single, was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Walker, 37, Longroyd Road, Earby, and late of Gargrave. He was admitted to hospital about a fortnight prior to his death, and a few days later the parents received a telegram stating that he was dangerously ill with pneumonia. Pte. Walker joined up in December, 1916, and went to France in September last. In civil life he was a weaver employed by Messrs. A.J. Birley’s Ltd., a member of the Rechabites, and a well-known fancier and member of the National Homing Society. His brother, Sergt. James Walker (Military Medallist) only recently returned from furlough after three years in France, and is now serving as instructor.

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