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16321   Private George Walker
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 27/12/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 17/04/1895
Died: 08/05/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 21
George Walker was the oldest son of Robert Walker and Lucinda Walker, He was born on 17th April 1895. He was the second of seven children, five surviving, all born in the Ballygawley area. His father was a farmer. The family lived in Lisnaweary, Favor Royal, County Tyrone. Private George Walker was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action near Authuile in France on 8th May 1916. He was 21 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Authuile Military Cemetery
  Authuile, Somme, 4
Grave Ref: Grave D-40
CWGC Casualty 599095
Authuile (now Authuille), is a village 5 Kms north of Albert. Authuile Military Cemetery is on the south side of the village. The Cemetery is signposted on the main road (D159) through the village.
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1 1901 Census lists Walker Family Lists George as age 6, living with the family at house 4 in Lisnawery, Favor Royal, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Walker Family Lists George as age 15, living with the family at house 1 in Lisnawery, Favor Royal, Tyrone
3 Photo of Private George Walker's gravestone
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of George Walker's gravestone can be purchased here
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