Percy Travis Walker

Lance Corporal

East Yorkshire Regiment 29429  
Labour Corps 37925  

 

Notes
Percy was born at South Normanton in about 1891 and was raised by John and Hannah Travis, his uncle and aunt. The Derbyshire Courier dated 13 June 1910 reported Mr Percy Travis Walker as being the new postmaster in Crich. In 1914 he married Edith May Brown of Crich. Percy was discharged, aged twenty-seven, in October 1919 with a Silver War Badge.

Derbyshire Courier, 18 April 1914
Crich, WALKER – BROWN
The Parish Church , Crich, was the scene of a very pretty wedding on Easter Monday, when Percy Travis Walker, third son of Mr and Mrs Benjamin Walker, of South Normanton, led to the altar Edith May Brown, third daughter of Mr George Brown, of the Market Place, Crich. The service was witnessed by a large congregation both bride and bridegroom being popular in the district

He enlisted in December 1915 and served overseas. He was reported missing in 1918.

Derbyshire Courier,18 May 1918
MISSING
Pte. Percy T. Walker, Crich

Derbyshire Courier 11 January 1919
Mrs PT Walker, of the Market Place, Crich, has had news from a husband, Private PT Walker, East Yorks, that states he has got to go into hospital, but hopes to get nearer home. Before joining he has arrived in Scotland after being a prisoner of war since last March. He was a postmaster at Crich.

PoW Record
Walker Persy (sic) 29429 East Yorks. 23.3.18 Mons, 1 Unterschenkel, St du Nord; 27.3.91 South Normanton Miss P Walker Marke, Holbrook

Medal Roll Index Card
He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.
He was also awarded the Silver War Badge.

Silver War Badge
29429 Private Percy Travis Walker; East Yorks; B332541; enlisted 8/12/15; discharged 24/10/19; aged 27, served overseas

CENSUS INFORMATION

1901: Blackwell

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
John Travis Head 62 Living on own means Leabrook
Hannah Travis wife 55   South Normanton
Percy Walker nephew 10   South Normanton

RG13 piece 3136 folio 24 page 40

1911: Gin Stable, Ironville, Notts

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Hannah Travis Head (wdw) 65   South Normanton
Percy Travis Walker nephew 20 Mining student South Normanton

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