Other names: Joseph Charles
Locations in this story: Foston, DerbyshireIwerne Minster, DorsetFrance & FlandersSunninghill, Ascot, Berkshire
Story: Joseph Charles Walker was born in Foston, Derbyshire, in 1892. Little else is known of his parents and early life apart from the fact he was employed by the 1911 Census as a Hall Boy at Englemere, Sunninghill, Ascot, Berkshire. He was living and employed at Iwerne House, Iwerne Minster, Dorset, by the time war was declared. He had enlisted with the 1/1st Battalion of the Hampshire Yeomanry as a Private (Service No. 2139). He later transferred to the 'B' Company of the 15th Battalion of the Hampshire Regiment (Service No. 204898). It is known he served in France and Flanders and at one time had been admitted to the 39th Casualty Clearing Station on 31 Dec 1917 and transferred to the 139th Field Ambulance on 1 Jan 1918. He maintained his address as Iwerne House, Iwerne Minster, until 1919 at least. On his discharge he was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. No further information has been discovered.