George Henry James Walker

Date of birth: 1887
Place of birth: Shirley, Southampton
Service No.: 33266
Rank: Private
Regiment: Hampshire
Battalion: 14th, D Company
Died: 29th March 1918 aged 32 years
Death location: France

 

Life before the War
George Henry was born in Shirley, Southampton, in 1887.  His parents were George and Louisa.

George Henry’s 5 siblings- 2 sisters and 3 brothers – were:

Louisa Harriet   born 1881

Emily   born 1884

William Thomas   born 1890

Sidney Leonard   born 1896

Harold Claret   born 1900

In 1891 the family were living at 12 Heysham Road, Millbrook, Southampton.  George senior was employed as a Carter.

By 1901 they had moved to 24 Albany Road, Shirley, Southampton.  George senior was still a Carter whilst George junior was an Errand Boy.

They had moved again by 1911 and were living at 75 Malmesbury Road, Shirley, Southampton.  George’s father was now a General Carman in the Building Trade; George himself was a Fish Porter, William an Electrician’s Apprentice and Sidney was employed as a Grocer’s Assistant.

George married Olive Agnes, who, when advised of his death, was living at The Manor House, Alton, Hampshire.

 

War Service
George Henry enlisted in Southampton into the Hampshire Regiment, D Company, 14th  (Service) Battalion.  His rank was Private, Service Number 33266.

He died from his wounds on 29th March 1918 aged 32.  He is Remembered with Honour at the Namps-Au-Val British Cemetery, France and was entitled to the British Service and Victory Medals.

Namps-Au-Val British Cemetery

Namps-Au-Val British Cemetery

 

Researcher: Becky Lonergan
Published: 24th May 2015
Updated: Insert dates here

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