Altrincham WW1 - Surnames starting with the letter W. 

Benjamin Walker

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:75th Coy*
Name of Rgt or Ship:King's (Liverpool Rgt) Labour Corps.
How Died:Died
Country of burial:BelgiumGrave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Mendinghem Cemetery, Poperinge
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born during the September quarter 1878 in the Holywell R.D. - ref: 11b/270,
the son of John & Elizabeth Walker (nee Jones).

1881 Census - Summer Hill, Holywell, Wales.   Son - aged: 2 - born:
Holywell.   Head of household - John Walker - Married - aged: 28 - occ:
Cooper - born: Holywell.   Also Elizabeth Walker - Wife - aged: 28 - occ:
Shoemaker - born: Holywell.   Plus 1 elder brother.

1891 Census - New Road, Holywell, Wales.    Son - aged: 12 - Scholar -
born: Holywell.   Head of household - John Walker - Married - aged: 38 -
occ: Cooper - born: Holywell.   Also Elizabeth Walker - Wife - aged: 38 -
born: Holywell.    Plus 5 siblings.

1901 Census - Sand Hey, Birkenhead Road, Hoylake, Wirral.   Servant - aged:
22 - occ: Groom (Domestic) - born: Bagillt, Flintshire, Wales.  One of 5
servants employed by arthur & Elizabeth Dempsey and family.  Arthur was a
77 year old Timber Merchant. 

Married Eleanor Edwards Lees during the December quarter 1906 in the
Holywell R.D. - 11b/375.

By 1909 the family was residing at Oakfield Lodge, in the grounds of
Oakfield, a large private house at Stapeley, Cheshire, where Benjamin was
employed as a domestic Coachman for the estate owner - Edwin Bellyse. 

1911 Census - Oakfield Lodge, Stapeley, Nanrtwich, Cheshire.   Head of
household - Married - aged: 32 - occ: Coachman (Domestic) - born: Bagillt,
Wales.  Also - Eleanor Walker - Wife - aged: 32 - born: Naunerch, Wales. 
Plus their two young children - John (3) and Mary E (1).

By 1914, they had moved to White Cottage, Green Lane, Ashton upon Mersey,
employed locally as a Domestic Coachman.

Conscripted on the 24th February 1917.   Posted to France on the 11th March
1917 with the 10th Coy Labour Corps - King's (Liverpool Rgt).- No. 68423.  
In May he was transferred to the into the newly formed Labour Corps.  
Admitted to hospital on the 11th February 1918 suffering from Nephritis
(inflammation of the kidneys.   He died at 15.45 hrs at No. 64 Casualty
Clearing Station, Proven, Belgium.

Memorials found on:
St. Martin's (Ashton on Mersey)St. Martin's Window (Ashton on Mersey)
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