FREDERICK CHARLES WALKER

 

Born: 16th April 1882, Chelsea, Middlesex.

Died: 25th November 1915; age: 33; KiA.

Residence: 66, York Road, Woking, Surrey.

 

In 1915, Frederick was promoted from Private Queen’s Westminster’s, to be 2nd Lieutenant 14th Battalion, London Regiment (London Scottish).

 

Rank: Second Lieutenant.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 8th Battalion.

 

Grave Reference:

I.C.9.

Albert Communal Cemetery Extension,

Somme,

France.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of E.J. & Jane Walker, of Sloane Street, Chelsea, London; husband of Margaret Walker, of ‘Easedale,’ 66, York Road, Woking, Surrey.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   Emanuel School, Wandsworth Common, Battersea.

 

Frederick was 8 years old, he and his 12 year old, brother Edward Walker were Scholar’s and Boarder’s at the Public Secondary School. Arthur Towsey – Schoolmaster & Clerk in Holy Orders.

 

1901   ‘Fernleigh’ 23, St. John’s Road, Putney, London.

 

Frederick was 18 years old, a Clerk to Advertising Agent. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Edward John Walker, 56, a Dairyman – employer, born Chelsea, London.

Jane Walker (nee Jackson), 46, born 91, King’s Road, Chelsea.

(Jeanie) Jane Walker, 24, born Chelsea.

(Ted) Edward Walker, 22, Manager to Dairyman, born Chelsea.

Florence Mary Walker, 20, born Chelsea.

1 cook.

1 housemaid.

 

1911   23, St. John’s Road, Putney, London.

 

Frederick was 28 years old, a Dairyman’s Son – working in business. He was living with his parents & brother.

Edward, 65, a Cowkeeper & Dairyman – employer.

Jane, 55.

Arthur George Walker, 24, a Dairyman’s Son – working in business, born 48, Sloane Street, Chelsea.

1 parlourmaid.

 

images courtesy of Kensington Central Library

Frederick attended Ipswich School – entered 1892.

 

Frederick was a member of the Vesta Rowing Club, Putney. His brother Arthur was also a member and rowed for the Vesta VIII in 1910 through to 1920.

 

Frederick’s brother, Edward Walker, of  23, St. John’s Road, Putney died January 1905, at St. George’s Hospital, Middlesex.

His father, Edward John Walker died June, 1912, Putney, London.

 

On the 2nd October 1912, at All Saint’s Church, Fulham, London, Frederick, a Dairyman, of 29, Ranelagh Avenue, married Margaret Layton, born 1882, Chelsea, London. A Musician & Soprano Vocalist.  They had 1 daughter:

Evelyn Joan Walker, born April 1915, Woking, Surrey.

 

Probate to Arthur George Walker – dairyman & brother.

 

Frederick is also remembered on the war memorial at Vesta Rowing Club, The Embankment, Putney, and on the war memorial at  Woking Town Square, Christ Church, Woking, St. Mary of Bethany, Woking, and the Chapel war memorial at  Ipswich School.

Website Link: Surrey in the Great War

Extra information courtesy of Mike – Henley on Thames WW1 Remembrance Association.

Suffolk Regiment, 8th Battalion

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements

Suffolk Regiment website

Friends of The Suffolk Regiment

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