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Friday, November 6, 2015

Missing in 1916, found in 1924

4th Division Memorial at Ballenglise, France.
There was special suffering for those families whose lost sons, brothers and husbands had no known grave.    The family of Lionel Rupert Fox Walker, a hairdresser from Essendon, was one of those families.  The Red Cross had been unable to determine what had become of Lionel and his body could not be found - until 1924.  Rod Martin describes the carnage that characterised the battle for Mouquet Farm, in which Lionel was lost.   Lionel's last posting was with the 52 Battalion, which was part of 4 Division.


  1. My uncle. My father, Clyde Henry Walker, survived the War having won the Military Medal at Messines in 1917. Dr Ian Walker (27 June 2018)

  2. I suppose you have also seen Clyde Walker's webpage.

    I see he had a Cadet College, Quetta for the Indian Army. Did he remain in the Indian Army after the war, do you know?