The latest addition to our nominal roll is that of Gunner William Holmes Walker. Gunner Walker enlisted with the Vancouver Volunteer Reserve, Boorman's Battery on 2 February 1916 and embarked for England with the second draft, arriving 13 March 1916. On 10 July 1916 he was posted to the 3rd Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery and on 7 October 1916 he was killed in action. Gunner Walker has no known gravesite and is memorialized on the Vimy Memorial. The following excerpt from 3rd Brigade War Diaries recounts the events of 7 October in Pozieres:
Brigade O.O. No. 180 and 181 issued today (copies herewith) for cooperation in attack on REGINA trench. Loss of 8 horses during this week. Major McTaggart slightly wounded while observing but remained at duty. 1 other ranks (10th Battery) wounded, 2 O.R. (11th Battery) wounded, 1 O.R. killed 2 O.R. wounded (12th Battery) and 1 OR wounded on Brigade Headquarters.
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