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Born: 1896, Shipley
Died: 24 April 1917
Address: 8 Park Street, Shipley
Parents: Harry & Elizabeth Ann
Siblings: nine
Occupation: Painter & Decorator
Rank: AB
Rolls of Honour: St Paul’s, Shipley; Arras Memorial
Regiment: RNVR
Herbert Stanley Walker
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Mr and Mrs Walker, 8 Park Street, Shipley, have received official notification that their son, Able Seaman Herbert Stanley Walker (21) who has been on service in the Arras Section, has been killed. Walker, who prior to the war resided with his parents, was educated at the Otley Road Board Schools. He served his apprenticeship as painter and decorator with Waite Bros, Kirkgate Buildings, Shipley, by whom he was employed when
he enlisted in the navy in December 1915. After training at Crystal Palace and at Blandford, he went out to France as a machine gunner in the Naval Division in September 1916. He was on the Arras sector in many engagements and Mrs Walker has now received word that he was killed on April 24th. Lieut Arthur M Chalmers wrote: “Just a few lines to express my sympathy with you in your great loss. Your son was in my section and ever since he joined the
company in December, I have taken a special interest in his career. “He was one of the best men in my section and showed an utter fearlessness in the line, which astonished even some of the oldest hands we had. I had implicit confidence in his integrity and could entrust him with any job which required someone who could be absolutely depended upon. “I was not with him at the time of his death as the section was divided in two and I was with the guns on the right, he being with a new officer, on the left. He died a soldier’s death and his loss is very hardly felt both by the officers and the men in this company.”
Shipley Times & Express 1 June 1917
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