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George Edwin WALKER

Serjeant 19065 George Edwin WALKER
2nd Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment),
formerly 19142 Yorkshire Light Infantry

Killed in Action,   Friday 22nd March 1918,   France,   age 22

Home address:13 Elm Avenue, Hyde, Cheshire
Born:1896, Hyde, Cheshire
Parents:Harriet Ann Walker and Thomas Walker
469 Astley Street, Dukinfield, Cheshire
Marital status:Single
Occupation:Cardroom Operative, Throstle Bank Mill, Hyde
Enlisted:Hyde, Cheshire
Remembered:Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France,
panel 32.
Link to Hyde:Born in Hyde

Awarded Military Medal, and given a gift of a gold wristlet watch and money from Throstle Bank Mill in recognision of his bravery.

From the Hyde Reporter, 2nd February 1918, page 3, column 4:

The circumstances under which the Sergeant gained a medal were during a fight near Ypres, where [Serjeant Walker and his comrades] were attacked by the Germans. Of the four officers in his company two were killed and two wounded, and Sergeant Walker took charge of the company, and led them on, and they won. [SIC] They ran out of ammunition but they put the Germans to flight, and securing they enemy's ammunition, used it against them.