G E Walker

The National Archives of Australia holds four World War One service records in the name of George Edward Walker. Two of those records relate to soldiers who enlisted in Brisbane, neither of whom appear to have an obvious connection to the Canungra district.

George Edward Walker, service number 119, was born in Skipton, England, and was a carpenter, 27 years and 10 months old, when he enlisted on July 16, 1915. He named his father, Mr George Walker, of Water Street, Skipton, Yorkshire, as his next of kin and was allocated to the 8th Machine Gun Company. He was serving with the 21st Machine Gun Company when he was killed in action near Ypres in Belgium on September 23, 1917.

George Edward Walker, service number 2190, was born in Carlisle, England, and was a labourer, 44 years and 10 months old when he enlisted on October 7, 1915. He had a wife and two children and gave the name of his wife, Mrs CR Walker, care of Mrs A Brown, Redfern Street, off Ipswich Road, South Brisbane, as his next of kin. He left Sydney on the Orontes on November 20, 1915, and returned from Suez on the HT Seang Bee on April 29, 1916, after serving as a Trooper with the Second Remount Unit, which was responsible for caring for horses in Australia’s Light Horse regiments.

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