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George Walker enlisted as a Private, first with the 9th and then with the 1st/5th Battalion of the South Staffordshire Regiment (number 15896). He first served in France from 24 July 1917. He was awarded the Military Medal, as reported in the London Gazette on 17 September 1917, and in the Express & Star on 20 September 1917. However, he was wounded, and died of his wounds on 29 April 1918. He was buried at Lapugnoy Military Cemetery in France, and he is commemorated on the Monmoor & Victoria Works Memorial, meaning he worked there at some point. His record in the “Army Registers of Soldiers’ Effects” indicate that his widow was called Mary.

However, I have been unable to confirm details of his birth and therefore any details from census records about this man.

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