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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Frederick George Walker -

Unknown person Name : Frederick George Walker

Son of : George Walker and Jane Walker (née New), of "Pendennis," Osborne Rd., East Cowes, Isle of Wight.

Born : 1891, St Helens, Isle of Wight.
  Census information :

1901 : George and Jane Walker, with Frederick aged 9, are at Calbourne. George Walker is a Police Constable.

1911 : not located

  Service Details :

Pte 14734 Frederick George Walker, 2nd Bn., Grenadier Guards.

Casualty Details :

Died : 1 Nov 1914, aged 23.

Commemorated at : Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.

CWGC Record
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Binstead War Memorial
Binstead Holy Cross Church War Memorial
Havenstreet War Memorial : Binstead Panels
Newport Oddfellows War Memorial WW I

The entry on the County War Memorial at Carisbrooke for WALKER, G may refer to him.
  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :


Saturday, December 12, 1914 Page 8

A gloom has been cast over Binstead by the news of the death of Pte. F. Walker, who is the first Binstead man to be killed at the Front. He was the only son of ex-P.C. and Mrs. Walker, the respected caretakers of the Institute. They were informed of the sad news on Friday. Pte. Walker was in the 2nd Grenadiers, and was killed at Ypres on November 1st in a bayonet charge by the 1st Co. of that regiment when retaking trenches which had been captured by the Germans. He wrote to his mother seven weeks ago in good spirits, saying that he would probably spend his birthday in the trenches. He was 23 years old. He enlisted in the Grenadier Guards in 1910 and served three years, after which he entered the Bristol Police. He was called up at the outbreak of war and went to the front in September. He was finely built, was of a genial disposition, and held in high respect by his many friends in Binstead. He was a keen cricketer and a skilful bat, and prior to joining the colours was a member of the Bristol Police XI. Many letters of sympathy have been received by his bereaved parents.
  Links :

Grenadier Guards (Wikipedia)

Grenadier Guards during WW I

  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research
  Page status :
Page last updated : 25 September 2014


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