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Arthur was born in about 1871. He married Fanny Breedon (b. 3 January 1871) at Sneinton St Matthias on 9 July 1892 and they had seven children one of whom died in infancy. The children were born between 1892 and 1908 - three oldest children were born in Nottingham and the four youngest in Beeston, Nottingham: Gertrude, Henry Arthur, Lawrence, Gladney Owen, Albert Edward b. 1905 d. 1906, and Frederick. They also had an adopted daughter, Edith Elizabeth (born 1912/1913). In 1901 Arthur, a painter and decorator, and Fanny, a stitcher machinist (at home), and their three children Gertrude (8), Henry (6) and Lawrence (4) were living at 76 Seymour Street, Nottingham. They were living in Beeston between 1903 and 1908 when their four youngest children were born but by 1911 had moved to 31 Randolph Street, Nottingham. Their six surviving children were in the home on the night of the census: Gertrude a lace net folder (lace manufacturer), Henry a caster for needles (hosiery factory), Lawrence a joiner, Gladney (7), Frances (4) and Frederick (2). Henry Arthur and Lawrence probably emigrated to Canada in 1913, departing Liverpool on 11 April for Halifax, Nova Scotia (SS Virginian, Allan Line Steamship Co). The passenger list gave the occupations of both Henry (18) and Lawrence (16) as shop assistants. Lawrence attested on 9 August 1915 and served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force (415798); he gave his next of kin as his father. Henry Arthur may also have served with the CEF. At the time of Arthur's death in 1918 his widow was living at 6 Thorneywood Lane, Nottingham. She was a awarded a pension for herself and her children Gladney Owen, Frances, Frederick and Edith Elizabeth. Gladney probably emigrated to Nova Scotia in 1920 (Owen Walker), departing Liverpool on 1 December for Halifax (SS Megantic, White Star Dominion). The passenger list gave his occupation as messman. Fanny and her children Frances (19), a cotton winder, Frederick (12) and Edith (8) formerly of 6 Thorneywood Lane, Nottingham, emigrated to Nova Scotia in 1921, departing Liverpool on 1 June for Halifax (SS Carmania, Cunard Line). The WW1 Pension Ledgers record gave the family's address as Hants. County, Nova Scotia. The eldest child, Gertrude, has not yet been traced after 1911.
He was a painter and decorator (employer)
03 Oct 1918
1466243 - CWGC Website
Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own)
23rd (North Western) Bn (Territorial) Rifle Brigade. Formerly 7th Bn Notts & Derby Regiment (72). Arthur died in hospital in India on 3 October 1918 and was buried in Bareilly Cemetery, India (Plot M. Grave 24).
Nottingham Evening Post, 'Roll of Honour', 18 & 19 October 1918: 'Walker. On the 3rd inst., in hospital abroad, Bandsman A Walker, Rifle Brigade, the beloved husband of Fanny Walker, 6 Thorneywood-lane.' (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)
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