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  • Family grave of John Edward Walker at All Saints Winthorpe
photo courtesy of Peter Gillings
Person Details
04 Jul 1883
Winthorpe
John Edward Walker was born on 4th July 1883 at Winthorpe, Newark and was the son of the late John Edward (senior) coachman and Hannah Eliza Walker, née Parkinson of 3 Wood Street, Newark and later of Ivy Cottage, Winthorpe, Newark-on-Trent, His father John Edward Walker was born in 1857 at Kirton in Lindsey, Lincolnshire and his mother Hannah Elizabeth Parkinson was born in 1860 in Lincoln, they were married in 1881 their marriage was recorded in the Glanford Brigg Registration District, Lincolnshire. They went on to have 8 chidren, sadly one was to die in infancy , their children were John Edward b1883, Daisy b1883, Thomas b1887, Frank b1888, Margaret b1890, George b1891, Albert James b1894 In the 1901 census John Edward has left his family home and is a servant, he is 16 yrs of age and one of 8 eight servants at Barton Hall, Repton, Derbyshire the home of Arthur Cooper 46 yrs and his family. In the 1911 census he is 26 yrs of age and a tools man one of seven servants living at Alton Manor, Idridgeway, Alton, Derbyshire the home of Henry Walthall 81 yrs a land owner.
He was a valet.
04 Oct 1917
33
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Lance Sergeant
1st Bn Lincolnshire Regiment
Lance Sergeant John Edward Walker enlisted on 5th March 1915 at Newark, he served with the 1st battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. He landed in France in October 1915 and returned to England suffering from trench fever. He returned to France in May 1916 and was wounded and gassed in May 1917. He was killed in action near Polygon Wood on 4th October 1917. Having no known grave his name is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Article published on 9th January 1918 in the Newark Advertiser :- Eldest son of Hannah Eliza Walker, 3, Wood Street, Newark and the late John Edward Walker (coachman for many years to Alderman Branston of Winthorpe). A native of Winthorpe and on leaving school entered on a career of indoor service. The last 13 years as valet to the late Mr H.W. Walthall, D.L, J.P. of Alton Manor near Derby. On leaving he joined the Lincolns (March 1915), training at Grimsby. Went to France in October 1915, but returned shortly after with trench fever. To France again in May 1916 and remained until 15th September 1917 when he returned home on leave. In May 1917 he was wounded in the leg by shrapnel and gassed. Also promoted Corporal and Sergeant on the field of battle. Two brothers are serving: A.J. Walker, Army Service Corps, M.T. in Salonika and T.H. Walker on home defence. Two other brothers in the U.S.A. are awaiting their call.
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  • Family grave of John Edward Walker at All Saints Winthorpe
photo courtesy of Peter Gillings
    John Edward Walker - Family grave of John Edward Walker at All Saints Winthorpe photo courtesy of Peter Gillings