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28 Apr 1897
He was the son of Charles and Mary Marshall Walker. Charles was born in either Staffordshire or Dudley, Worcestershire, while his wife was born in Whitehaven, Cumbria. According to the information they provided on the 1911 Census Charles and Mary had been married for 23 years and had had 13 children of whom only 11 survived. However, only ten children were named on the census of 1901 and 1911 (the family has not yet been traced on the 1891 Census): Ethel (b. Workington, Cumbria), Edith (b. Stockton on Tees), Nellie (b. Manchester), Charles (b. 1897 Manchester), Dorothy (b. 1900 Barrow in Furness), Herbert (b. 1902 Workington), Harold (b. Workington), Annie (b. Nottingham), Harry (b. 1908 Nottingham) and Rene (b. 1910 Nottingham). In 1901 Charles (36), a boiler maker, and Mary (32) were living at 18 Baden Powell Road, Barrow in Furness, with their five children; Ethel (11), Edith (8), Nellie (5), Charles (3) and Dorothy (11 months). The census noted that Ethel had suffered from 'children's paralysis from childhood'. By 1911 the family was living in Nottingham at 7 Bombay Street, St Ann's. Charles senior was still working as a boiler maker. Nine children were in the household on the night of the census; Edith (18) who made veilings for a lace manufacturer, Nellie (16) who also worked for a lace manufacturer), Charles (14) an errand boy (stationery trade), Dorothy (11), Herbert (9), Harold (7), Annie (5), Harry (3) and Rene (1). Ethel has not been traced on the 1911 Census but neither has a record been found of her death. At the time of Charles' death the family home was at 30 Martin Street, St Ann's Well Road, Nottingham.
He was an errand boy in 1911.
14 Oct 1918
367813 - CWGC Website
Bristol Z/12125
Ordinary Seaman
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
RNVR RN Depot (Crystal Palace). He died of pneumonia and is buried at Beckenham Crematorium and Cemetery (formerly called Crystal Palace District Cemetery), Elmers End Road, Beckenham, Kent (grave ref W5).
Nottingham Evening Post notice (abridged), 15 October 1918: 'Walker. On October 13th (sic) of pneumonia, Charles, RNVR, son of Mr and Mrs C Walker of 35 Martin Street, age 21.' Nottingham Evening Post notice (abridged), 16 October 1918: 'Walker. On October 13th (sic) of pneumonia, Charles Walker RNVR, mourned by all at 23 Notintone Place.' Nottingham St Mary parish register, p530 (undated): '30 Martin Street. WALKER Charles (wounded)' (Nottinghamshire Archives, ref. PR,6786)
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