L/Cpl Robert William Walker 6-C-2
Robert was born on March 16 1923 in Humbolt Saskatchewan as the son of Thomas Robert (English) and Mary Walker (American), of Vancouver. His parents were married on November 26 1917 in Lake Lenore Saskatchewan. His brothers were: Theodore John and Raymond Richard Walker and his sisters: Hilda Johanna May and Rosemary Pauline Walker.
His profession was a labourer and he was member of the Roman Catholic Church. His hobbies were baseball and basketball.
He enlisted on January 19 1942 in Vancouver in and he went overseas to the UK on June 12 1942 and thereafter to France on June 6 1944 during D-Day.
Robert was killed in action on Friday June 9 age 21 in the A Coy near Putot en Bessin and he was temporarily buried there and on January 18 1945 reburied in Bretteville S/Laize.
At is headstone: NOT JUST TODAY BUT EVERY DAY IN SILENCE WE REMEMBER. EVER LOVING MOM AND DAD
His medals were: 1939-45 Star; France Germany Star; Defence Medal; War Medal; CVSM & Clasp.
His name is at the monument in Putot en Bessin.