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Born: 1884, Shipley
Died: 3 May 1917
Address: 13 Brighton Street, Shipley
Parents: John & Hannah
Siblings: Mary, Arthur, Nicholas
Occupation: Woolcomber
Rank: Pte
Rolls of Honour: St Paul’s, Shipley; Arras Memorial
Regiment: West Riding
Tom Walker
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Tom was born in Shipley around 1884, the eldest of three sons of Barnsley-born carrier John Walker and his wife Hannah. By 1911 John was a widower living with his three sons with Tom described as a woolcomber. It wasn’t until almost a year after his death that the family received confirmation, as reported in the Shipley Times & Express on 29 March 1918: Mr John Walker of 13 Brighton Street, Shipley, has just been officially informed that the death in action has been presumed of his son, Pte Tom Walker, West Riding, Regt, who had been missing since 3rd May 1917. The deceased was employed by the Woolcombing co at Charlestown when he enlisted in January 1915 and he went out in February 1917. He was 33 and single. His two brothers and a brother in law are with the colours.
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