Pte. C. Walker


UNIT: 4th Yorkshire Regiment

NUMBER: 1479

STATUS: Killed in Action

DATE OF DEATH: 20th March 1916

CEMETERY OR MEMORIAL: Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm), Belgium

AGE: 20

Charles was born in Brompton and was living in Brompton when he enlisted in Northallerton. His father's name was Michael and his Mother was called Emma Jane (nee Elwood), and his father was a factory worker.

He was killed aged 20, whilst serving in Z Company, who were occupying the front-line trenches in front of Hill 60, near Ypres. It was a relatively quiet day in the line except for some trench mortars which the Germans fired into No. 47 Bombing Sap, killing Charles Walker, Pte. Richard Wilbor from Northallerton and two other men, including a Captain of the RAMC who was attending to the wounded at the time.