Remembered with honour Y Farm Military Cemetery: Row M, Grave 41.
He enlisted in Deptford, Kent; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 18 May 1915, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, Sidney’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an article about Sidney in the Watford Illustrated dated 2 October 1915.
Son of Sarah (nee DWIGHT) WALKER of Watford and the late John WALKER.
His parents married 1880 in the Berkhamsted, Herts, district. John died either 1897 in the Aylesbury, Bucks, district aged 39 or 1898 in the Wycombe, Bucks, district aged 50; Sarah died 1953 in the St Alban’s, Herts, district aged 94.
Sidney was born 9 June 1893 in Buckland, Bucks, and attended Victoria School, Watford; then Beechen Grove Board School, Watford, from 8 January to 7 June 1907. He resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 7 he lived in Buckland, with his widowed mother and five siblings. On the 1911 Census, a shop and house lad aged 17, he lived in Watford, with his widowed mother and four siblings.
Date of death01/08/1915
Age at death22
Place of death
NotesThere is no trace of a S WALKER, Private, King's Royal Rifle Corps (as recorded in the Borough Roll of Honour) in either the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's dataset, or in Soldiers Died in the Great War
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