John Walker

James William Walker

James Walker

Submitted by Paul Bollands

John Walker

John was Paul's Grandfather.

8th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment.
Born Sheffield. Enlisted Middlesbrough,
Enlisted 2 September 1914. First landed in France with the 8th Battalion on 26 August 1915. Served throughout the war and was demobilised on 6 May 1919.

Awarded the 1914-15 Star, Victory Medal and British Medal.
John was the younger brother of James William Walker. Born on 29/8/1885 at Brightside, Sheffield.
He was Private # 13203 ‘C’ Company, 8th (Service) Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment.

1915 1 Feb Age: 29
8th (Service) Battalion Formed at Richmond on 22 September 1914 as part of K3 and in October attached to 69th Brigade, 23rd Division. Moved to Frensham and in February 1915 went on to Folkestone and Maidstone Kent. Landed at Boulogne on the 26th August 1915.
John survived the war and died at Middlesbrough in 1972.

John 1915


John is the 5th from the left on the back row


James William Walker

Birth abt 1880 Sheffield, Yorkshire, England,
Residence 1881 Brightside Bierlow, Yorkshire, England

James was Royal Marine # 9426 of the Royal Navy.
He survived the war and died at Sheffield in 1960. He was the older brother of John Walker.

James William 1914



James Walker

James was Paul’s grandfathers cousin. He was a Gunner with the Royal Field Artillery.
Birth 15/08/1885 in Attercliffe Sheffield Yorkshire England
Death Mar 1959 in Nottinghamshire, England.

He was the cousin of James William Walker & John Walker.

James Walker is standing 2nd left










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