World War 1
Search the known records to date of those lost from the wider Alnwick area in World War 1
Generally showing where they are commemorated, when they died and some basic facts about each person. There are gaps, however, so if you can fill in any missing details do please contact us.
Philip Ilderton Walker, MC
Canadian Expeditionary Force (Quebec Regiment), 24th Battalion, 'C' Company
QuÃ©bec Cemetery, ChÃ©risy
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.'
Born on 1 September, 1896, at Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, the son of Ernest Abney & Florence Annie Walker, of The Manor House, Alnmouth, Alnwick, Northumberland.
Educated at Montreal, Canada.
Pre-enlistment occupation: Surveyor.
Alnmouth War Memorial