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Philip Ilderton Walker, MC

Photo:
(none)

Service No:
Officer

Rank:
Captain

Regiment:
Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment), 24th Battalion, 'C' Company

Died:
01/01/1970

Aged:
21

Commemorated / Buried:
Québec Cemetery, Chérisy

Service History:
Walker's Canadian Attestation Papers (available via Ancestry.co.uk) reveal that, before the War, he served for 5 years with the Lower Canada College Cadets. Awarded the Military Cross, 'London Gazette', 16 September 1918: '...for conspicuous gallantry & devotion to duty. When the section of trench held by the Company of which this officer was in command had been obliterated & the wire destroyed by the enemy's bombardment, he disposed his men in new positions with great skill, & when the enemy attacked in some force he personally directed the fire of the Lewis Gun & the riflemen with such success that the attack was completely broken up, with very heavy losses. He set an admirable example of gallantry & coolness to all under his command.'

Background:
Born 1 September, 1896 at Newcastle upon Tyne, the son of Ernest Abney & Florence Annie Walker, of The Manor House, Alnmouth, Northumberland. Educated at Montreal, Canada. His Canadian Attestation Papers record his pre-War occupation as a Surveyor.

Local memorial:
Alnmouth War Memorial