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Name: Joseph WALKER
Casualty No.: Ranks: Able Seaman Initials: J Service No.: Tyne Z/3507
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Age at Death: 21
Unit: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Anson Bn, Royal Naval Division.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted: HMS Calliope, Elswick, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.
Place of Residence: Clara Vale, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 12 North View, Clara Vale, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment: Miner at Clara Vale Colliery.
How Died: Died of wounds in 1st (Royal Naval) Field Ambulance
Date of Death: Sunday 13th November 1994
Place of Death: Gallipoli, Turkey.
Battle/Campaign: Dardanelles/Gallipoli campaign, 1915.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Clara Vale Colliery Memorial, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Ryton Social Club, Roll of Honour, Cross House, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham (the son of a club member).
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: Skew Bridge Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Buried: Orchard Valley Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 2
Service Records: Yes
Death Notice/Obituary: Newcastle Evening Chronicle, 2nd November 1917. Blaydon Courier, page 8, 4th December 1915.
Family Details:
Son of Samuel and Mary Walker, of 12 North View, Clara Vale, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Brothers: Robert, and Samuel. Sister: Mary.
Notes : Joseph was educated at Clara Vale Colliery School. He enlisted in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve on 18th January 1915. He was drafted from 1st Reserve Bn, Blandford, Dorset, to 3rd Platoon, Anson Bn, June 1915. Whilst serving at Gallipoli Joseph received a bullet wound to his abdomen on 1st November 1915. He died the following day in the 1st Field Ambulance hospital. Joseph's brother, Robert Walker, was killed in action on 15th September 1916 whilst serving with the 1st/9th Bn Durham Light Infantry. His two brothers in law, Thomas and David Orr, were both killed during the First World War whilst serving with the Northumberland Fusiliers. His nephew, William Walker, was killed in action during World War 2 in May 1940, whilst serving with the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register.
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