Captain William Walker M.C. and Bar

Captain William Gray Walker, M.C. and Bar, Cameron Highlanders attached to the Trench Mortars of the 8th Division. He was killed in action in Belgium on 18th July 1917, aged 31. He was the son of the Reverend Johnston Walker M.A.of Langton, Duns and is buried in Poperinge New Military Cemetery, Flanders, Belgium. He had enlisted in the Royal Scots as a private in September 1914 and was commissioned into the Cameron Highlanders in June 1915. He won his first Military Cross in June 1916 for conspicuous gallantry over the period 22nd June to 3rd July 1916. ( Battle of the Somme ). The Bar to the M.C. was won in July 1917 for gallantry in action. He had been educated at the Berwickshire High School and then had gone to work in Edinburgh. He had been wounded four times. He is also commemorated on the Memorial Tablet of Old Boys who fell in the World Wars and is to be found in the new Berwickshire High School, Duns. The photos show both heavy and light mortars in action.

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