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Forename(s): James Henry
Place of Birth: Heysham, Lancashire
Service No: 11047
Regiment / Corps / Service: Durham Light Infantry
Battalion / Unit: Depot
Date of Death: 1914-11-27
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: ---
CWGC Cemetery: ---
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: STEETON-WITH-EASTBURN CEMETERY
Local War Memorial: STEETON-WITH-EASTBURN, YORKSHIRE
James Henry Walker was the son of James Henry and Esther Elizabeth Walker, formerly Cragg, née Burrow. James senior was born at Worsthorne and Esther at Caton, Lancashire.
1871 Heysham, Lancashire Census: Old Mill Houses - James H. Walker, aged 5 months, born Heysham, son of James H. and Esther E. Walker.
1881 Poulton, Lancashire Census: 20, Yorkshire Street - James H. Walker, aged 10 years, born Heysham, Lancashire, son of James Henry and Betty Walker.
1911 Steeton, Yorkshire Census: 3, Bridge Street - James Henry Walker, aged 48 years [sic], single, born Morecambe, Lancashire. [James was boarding with Phoebe Ann Brown, née Collins.]
The British Army Pension Record for James Henry Walker exists but may be incomplete.
James Henry Walker served as a regular soldier before the Great War. He rejoined the army at the age of 44 years on the 17 September 1914 and was discharged on the 19 October 1914. In his pension record his wife is named as Phoebe Walker, née Collins of 5, Bridge Street, Steeton and that they were married at the Parish Church, Skipton in November 1897. They were probably never married; Phoebe was married to a John Brown in 1896 at Skipton.
Data Source: Local War Memorial
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
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