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Radford Nottingham
Arthur was the second child of James and Lucy Ann Walker who had nine children who all survived infancy: John, Arthur (birth registered J/F/M Nottingham), Maude Ellen, James Ernest, Clara (birth registered 1902 A/M/J Nottingham), Claude (birth registered 1904 A/M/J Nottingham), Olive, Fanny Lucy (birth registered 1908 A/M/J Shardlow) and Nellie (birth registered 1910 J/F/M Nottingham). John, Arthur, Maud, James, Clara and Nellie were born in Radford, Claude in Basford and Olive and Fanny in Stapleford. In 1901 James (29, b. Radford) a lace maker, and Lucy Ann (29, b. Southwell Notts), were living at 4 Darkens Yard, New Radford, with their four children John (5), Arthur (4), Maud (2) and James (9 months). By 1911 they were living at 99 Bateman Street. All nine children were living at home: John (15) and Arthur (14) who were both working as errand boys, Maude (12), James (10), Clara (8), Claude (7), Olive (4), Fanny (2) and Nellie (1). Arthur's older brother, John, served in the 2nd Bn Lancashire Fusiliers (24175 Private) and was killed 'on or since' 23 October 1916 (Thiepval Memorial). A notice of Arthur's death in the local paper in 1918 gave his address as 14 Paterson Road, Hyson Green.
In 1911 he was an errand boy.
20 Oct 1918
336182 - CWGC Website
He enlisted in Nottingham.
10th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He is buried in Amerval Communal Cemetery Extension Solesmes. He qualified for the British War Medal and Victory Medal.
Nottingham Post notice (abridged), 20 January 1919: 'Walker. Killed in action or died of wounds October 20th 1918. Private A Walker, Sherwood Foresters, 14 Paterson Road, Hyson Green, aged 21. Family.' His mother, Lucy Ann, was his sole legatee.
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