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William Percy Walker was born in 1886 and was the son of William a hair dresser and Betsy Walker née Baggaley of 39 Portland Street, Newark. His father William was born in 1863 at Nottingham and his mother Betsy Baggaley was born in 1865 at Newark, they were married in 1885 at Newark and they had the following children, William Percy b1887 Farndon, Jesse Harold b1889 Newark, Zillah Gertrude b1891 Newark, Albert Edward b1896 Newark, Francis Victor b1898 Newark, May Vera b1899 Newark, Clarence Herbert b1900 Newark and Reginald Rupert b1904 Newark. In the 1911 census the family are lving at 77 Bowbridge Road, Newark and are shown as William 48 yrs a hairdresser he is living with his wife Betsy 46 yrs and their children, William Percy 24 yrs a hairdresser, Jesse Harold 22 yrs a telegraphist and sorting clerk, Zillah Gertrude 20 yrs a shop assistant, Albert Edward 15 yrs a scholar, Francis Victor 13 yrs a scholar, May Vera 12 yrs a scholar, Clarence Herbert 11 yrs a scholar and Reginald Rupert 7 yrs a scholar.
He was a hairdresser.
30 Jun 1917
268791 - CWGC Website
10th (Liverpool Scottish) Bn The King's (Liverpool Regiment)
Private William Percy Walker enlisted on 13th March 1916 at Newark, he served with 'A' company 2/10th battalion The King's Liverpool Regiment . He died of wounds on 30th June 1917 and is buried at Estaires Communal Cemetery and Extension, Nord, France.
Article published 4th July 1917 in the Newark Advertiser :- Eldest son of William & Betsy Walker, 39 Portland Street, Newark. When war broke out he was assisting his father at the old established hairdressing and shaving establishment, Beaumond Cross. He was very popular with the customers and managed the downstairs saloon. Admitted to hospital at 1.30 a.m. with gunshot wounds to the abdomen, chest and legs and died at 11.30 a.m. the same day without regaining consciousness. Has two brothers serving: The youngest, Frank, being in hospital in England suffering from wounds and Jesse Harold, who is in Palestine, he has been at the Dardanelles, having been away from home for two years and three months.
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