Albert Radford Walker

Private 978

1st/8th Bn. Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)

Albert Radford Walker died on Friday 30th July 1915, and is commemorated on the YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

He was born c1894 at Hucknall Torkard, Notts, and was the son of James & Emily Walker. James Walker was a Coal Miner, and a native of Keyworth, Notts, who married Emily Freeman at Hucknall Torkard in November 1887. The family resided at 115 Stanton Hill, at the time of the 1901 census. By the time of Albert's death they were living at 6 Lime Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Notts.

Albert Walker is also remembered on the Sutton-in-Ashfield War Memorial along with his brother Wilfred.



Notts Free Press - In Memoriam - 2nd August 1918

Walker - In Loving Memory of our dear Son and Brother, Private A. R. Walker, Sherwood Foresters, killed in Action, July 30th 1915. He marched away so bravely, his head so proudly held; His footsteps never faltered, his courage never failed. There on the field of battle, He calmly took his place; He fought and died for England, and the honour of his race. - From Mother, Father, Sisters and Brothers.


From ‘Soldiers who died in the Great War 1914-19 – Part 49 The Sherwood Foresters’

WALKER Albert. Born Hucknall Torkard, Notts, enlisted Sutton-in-Ashfield (resides East Kirkby, Notts). 1/8th Bn., Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regt.). Private 978, Killed in Action, France & Flanders, 30th July 1915.



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