Private Dixon Walker

06 Jan 1945

Dixon Walker, was born and lived in Huddersfield, he enlisted into The General Service Corps. He transferred to The Royal Artillery and later volunteered for Airborne Forces.

Private Walker successfully completed parachute training on course number 100 at RAF Ringway from 24 January to 5 February 1944, and was posted to 7th (Light Infantry) Parachute Battalion.

He fought in the Normandy campaign and took part in the 6th Airborne Division response to the German counter-offensive in the Ardennes, during Winter 1944-5.

Pte Walker died of wounds on 6 January 1945, aged 20, and was buried in Charnley Church Vault, near Tellin, Belgium. He was later reinterred in Hotton War Cemetery on 30 May 1947.

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