Walker, William James: Service no. 730227

Digitized Service Record

Source: 153rd Wellington web site.


“Trade listed as Apprentice Telegraph Operator. DOB 21-11-97, born Oxford, Ontario. . 5 foot 4 inches. Hazel eyes, fair hair. Presbyterian. NOK Fred Walker, father. Jessie Walker, mother. Enlisted Galt 13-12-15 (age 18 years). Transferred from 111th Battalion to 153rd Battalion 23-9-16. Found as a Stowaway aboard SS Tuscania with 111th Battalion 13-10-16. Taken on Strength 18th Battalion 9-12-17. Shrapnel wounds to left side and head 5-6-18. Returned to unit 8-6-18. Applied for discharge in England, 28-5-19. Demobilized London, England 28-6-19. Returned on his own 17-7-20 aboard SS Caronia, Halifax, N.S. Ontario Death Records, died 1-6-32, acute bacterial endocorditis, contributing factor carcinoma of pancreas. Burial confirmed Mountview Cemetery, Cambridge (Galt) 31E-47-2. Headstone photo courtesy B. Gilbert. Death Records indicate birth occurred 1900.
File: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 10026 – 43, courtesy Library & Archives Canada.”


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