Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
Albert Walker was born at Cleobury Mortimer on 4th December 1894 and was baptised at Highley Parish Church on 24th January 1897. He was the son of James Walker, a miner, and his wife Druscilla Elizabeth. The family lived at 4 Smock Alley Cottages, Highley, and later at 34. Clee View.
Albert followed his father down the pit. In 1911, as a sixteen year-old, he was working as a 'coal miner pony driver'. Albert was a member of the local Territorial Army battalion.
At the outbreak of war the Territorials were mobilized and Albert went with the 1/4th King's Shropshire Light Infantry to replace regular battalions which were doing garrison duties overseas. Albert died of pneumonia on 21st April 1915, whilst the 1/4th KSLI was in Singapore. He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore.
Private Albert Walker, 1839 KSLI, was awarded the British War Medal and the Territorial Forces War Medal.
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