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Menin Gate, Ypres Menin Gate, Ypres
First Name: Arthur Last Name: WALKER
Date of Death: 13/02/1915 Lived/Born In: Beckton
Rank: Corporal Unit: London12
Memorial Site: 1. East Ham, Central Park 2. Menin Gate, Ypres

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Born-East Ham

 

On 2nd February, 1915, the 12th London battalion joined 84 Brigade, 28th Division and six days later they found themselves in Ypres providing carrying parties, taking supplies and rations to the front line. On 12th and 13th February they had their first experience of the front line trenches before being relieved and moving back to Ouderdom on 15th February. Arthur Walker was killed in action on 13th February but the battalion diary sheds no light on the circumstances of his death.

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