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Walker, J.W., A/Smn., 1916
In Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel is the Commonwealth War Grave of KX/280 Able Seaman James William Walker, serving with the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve who died 13/11/1916.

Colin Boyd has provided the following:

James was born on 24th November 1895. He was working as a labourer living with his father, David at 77, Fairless Street, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne when he enlisted in the Northumberland Fusiliers on 3rd September 1914.

After transferring to the RNVR on 9th September 1914 James joined the Howe Battalion on the same day. He was hospitalised on 7th August 1915 suffering from a gun shot wound to the back.

James rejoined the Howe Battalion on 23rd December 1915 and was killed in action in France on 13th November 1916.

James William Walker is remembered in Byker on B95.01, B95.09, B95.11 and B95.17

The CWGC entry for Able Seaman Walker

If you know more about this person, please send the details to janet@newmp.org.uk