William Walter Walker Goes To War - Then Returns to War

Daisy Cooper married William Walter Walker on 1st June 1914 at All Souls Church, St Margarets

- on - Thames, London.

Daisy Cooper's First Marriage Certificate(Click to view)

They had a son in October 1914, William Walter Robert Walker in Isleworth.

Daisy's husband enlisted in the Army.

He joined the Army Service Corps,(which later became the R.A.S.C., Regimental No 128079.
It is not certain exactly what happened, during this period.

His second son, Sidney, was born in 1917.
He rejoined the Army at Norwood and served with 11th Battalion of The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Regimental number 53198.
He died on 18 September 1918 at Flanders.
The record showing his death also says "Formerly S4/128079, RASC. MM"

What does this mean ?
Was he awarded the Military Medal ? Research is still on-going and this page will be updated if anything is discovered

The medal Card for him, held as a record by The British National Archives shows that he was awarded the campaign medals Victory Medal and the British Medal. There is no mention of the Military Medal, which is awarded to recipients for bravery.

Medal Card Record for William Walter Walker(Click to view)

Record of service(Click to view)

Record of William Walter Walker's Service and Death(Click to view)

Memorial to William Walter Walker's Death(Click to view)

It was previously thought that he joined the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry at the start of the war and was then invalided out with a heart problem but this was another soldier - William Charles Walker.