Private William Walker

 

Private William Walker (aged about 17) of the 2nd Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment (Cloonbannin ambush)

Date of incident: 5 March 1921

Sources: CE, 28 April, 14 July 1921; II, 8 March 1921; CCE, 12 March 1921; Weekly Summary of Outrages against the Police (CO 904/148-50, TNA); George Power’s WS 451, 17 (BMH); John Jones’s WS 759, 9-10 (BMH); Cornelius Meaney’s WS 787, 16-19 (BMH); Seán Moylan’s WS 838, 197-201 (BMH); William Reardon’s WS 1185, 9-10 (BMH); James Hickey’s WS 1218, 11-13 (BMH); James Cashman’s WS 1270, 11-13 (BMH); John O’Keefe’s WS 1291, 4-5 (BMH); Humphrey O’Donoghue’s WS 1351, 7-9 (BMH); Matthew Murphy’s WS 1375, 12-13 (BMH); Daniel Coakley’s WS 1406, 7-9 (BMH); Cornelius Healy’s WS 1416, 7-11 (BMH); Michael O’Connell’s WS 1428, 15 (BMH); ‘The Irish Rebellion in the 6th Division Area’, Irish Sword, 27 (Spring 2010), 143; Kautt (2010), 170-75; irishmedals.org (accessed 28 July 2014); Commonwealth War Graves Commission; http://www.cairogang.com/soldiers-killed/list-1921.html; http://www.cairogang.com/soldiers-killed/cummings-ambush/walker/walker.html; http://www.cairogang.com/soldiers-killed/cummings-ambush/cummings-ambush.html (accessed 8 Aug. 2014).

 

Note: Walker was killed or mortally wounded at Cloonbannin. He was buried or is commemorated in the Brookwood Military Cemetery in Surrey.

 


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