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GEORGE HERVEY BRIDGWOOD WALKER death

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Nicola S

Nicola S Report 6 Jan 2013 21:14

This ancestor of mine was born in 1883 in Congleton district, Cheshire.

I have found him successfully in the 1891 and 1901 censuses. No sign of him in 1911 and we don't think he married.

On the family grave kerbs, he appears to have been known by his middle name of 'Hervey' which is a family name. It states his dod as October 1918.

In his mother's obituary, it writes of "her son Hervey died at camp during the War."

I cannot find any mention of his death under either his full name or other, nor can I find any military records for him.

Please, are there any sleuths out there this evening? I hope so.

Thank you in advance.
:-D

Nicola S

Nicola S Report 6 Jan 2013 21:39

I can see that some of you have had a peek at this one, so thank you for that!

Just for the record and for clarity, this chap is NOT part of an earlier thread with the title of 'Deaths in Philadelphia'. Wouldn't want to muddle anyone.

The 'DiP' thread concerned his parents who emigrated to Philadelphia with their two daughters and I have all those records, thank you.

But GHBW, or 'Hervey', is nowhere to be found on the US census records with his family and so I have presumed that he remained in the UK probably in the Army?? And then subsequently entered WWI where he met his end . . .

Please keep looking for me.
Thank you.

GlitterBaby

GlitterBaby Report 6 Jan 2013 21:42

1911 have you looked at the one named as HAVEY Walker but born 1881

What is his occupation in 1901

GlitterBaby

GlitterBaby Report 6 Jan 2013 21:45

No rule out that 1911 as Harry on image

Nicola S

Nicola S Report 6 Jan 2013 21:47

Thank you GlitterBaby - keep them coming, please!

Nicola

jansmith

jansmith Report 6 Jan 2013 22:08

not seeing him on Congleton war memorial
http://www.congleton-cheshire.co.uk/mobile_war_memorial.html

Choccy

Choccy Report 6 Jan 2013 22:14



possibly ?


http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/cef/001042-100.01-e.php


Name: WALKER, GEORGE HARVEY
Rank: SPR
Regimental number(s): 2013589
Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 10010 - 3
Date of Birth: 12/08/1883



http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/7519279/WALKER,%20G%20H


WALKER, G H
Rank:Sapper
Service No:2013589
Date of Death:02/10/1918
Regiment/Service:Canadian Forces
Panel Reference
MemorialCANADIAN BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE

George_of_Westbury

George_of_Westbury Report 6 Jan 2013 22:15

Is it possible he emigrated to the USA and subsequently joined the Canadian Expeditionary force?

There is a death on the CWGC site for October 1918 also there are Canadian service records, although these give his name as George Harvey Walker born 12 August 1883 Cheshire Occupation Salesman

He has a wife as NOK Grace G Walker.

I realise this might not be him but thought best to see it than not.



George


snap Choccy

Nicola S

Nicola S Report 6 Jan 2013 22:29

OMG, that is him! You are both fantastic detectives.

Date of birth exactly correct.

We never knew that he married.

Guess that he did in fact emigrate with his parents but perhaps immediately entered the CE force since Canada was part of the Commonwealth at that time.

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH. I shall now pursue the links you've given me and see if I can find out more.

If I get more information about him, I'll post on here just for "tidiness". But in the meantime, I'll just say thank you once again - I was completely stuck and couldn't get my thinking to work outside the box. Drrrrrrrrrr . . .

You GR sleuths have come to my rescue plenty of times and this one is no exception.

Nicola
<3 <3 <3

alviegal

alviegal Report 6 Jan 2013 22:35

Is this him?


New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about G H Walker
Name: G H Walker
Arrival Date: 16 Sep 1896
Birth Date: abt 1883
Age: 13
Gender: Male
Place of Origin: Congleton
Port of Departure: London
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Massachusetts

Nicola S

Nicola S Report 6 Jan 2013 22:39

Hello Alviegal:

Yes, it is him! Surely he's not travelling alone? Anybody with him,please?

Thank you.

Nicola

Eringobragh1916

Eringobragh1916 Report 6 Jan 2013 22:48

Nicola....Happy New Year..!!

Yes he was travelling alone and the Maifest show he was ? going to MontClaire..(New Jersey) but that is uner "Place of Origen" then Congleton where born no other details eg NOK etc.

You can access the Manifest on Ellis Island data Base

George_of_Westbury

George_of_Westbury Report 6 Jan 2013 22:48

But there is this one as well.

passenger transcript details
Name: Geo H WALKER
Date of departure: 6 August 1910
Port of departure: Liverpool
Passenger destination port: New York, USA
Passenger destination: New York, USA

Date of Birth:
Age:
Marital status: Single
Sex: Male
Occupation:
Passenger recorded on: Page 40 of 45





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The following people with the same last name travelled on this voyage: -

Mr Chas WALKER Page 4 of 45 View transcript



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Ship:
Official Number:
Master's name:
Steamship Line:
Where bound:
Square feet:
Registered tonnage:
Passengers on voyage:
LUSITANIA
124882
J S W Charles
Cunard
New York, USA
17975
9145
1564


George

alviegal

alviegal Report 6 Jan 2013 22:50

He seems to be alone, going to New York.

The column COUNTRY OF WHICH THEY ARE CITIZENS reads Mow Clair. USA ??

Choccy

Choccy Report 6 Jan 2013 22:59



Canada, War Graves Registers (Circumstances of Casualty), 1914-1948

Name: Geo H Walker
Death Date: 2 Oct 1918
Rank: Sapper
Unit: Canadian Engineers
Service Number: 2013589
Burial Place: Canada


'He was admitted to hospital on 29th September 1918 suffering from influenza and died on 2nd October 1918'

He died at Drummond Military Hospital, Montreal.

His next of kin - Mrs. George H Walker, 605 Florence Court, Washington, USA


Grave No. C-4472


Nicola S

Nicola S Report 6 Jan 2013 23:52

Thanks again, Choccy.
So that's why it says in his poor mother's obituary that he "died at Camp." I thought that was odd because it didn't say "died of wounds" or other. How sad to die of the 'flu.

And HNY to you too, Erin! Thank you for the Ellis Island lead.

How did any of you find him in the Canadian Expeditionary Force? What website do you use, please? Well done, Westbury George and others.

HUGE thank you again.

Nicola
<3 <3 <3
Signing off now for tonight, back tomorrow.

Eringobragh1916

Eringobragh1916 Report 7 Jan 2013 09:13

Nicola..Assuming he's your man then he lived and signed on in NJ....July 1 1918...
NOK his wife Grace.They were living Westbury NJ.at the time of Attestation...Have sent you a PM with Attestation Paper Details.
The sites are listed above by Choccy....!!

EDIT...On closer inspection of his AP he has clearly signed his name as George HERVEY Walker