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Walker, George Bruce

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George Bruce Walker

RAF

Royal Flying Corps (Royal Air Force)
He is remembered with honour on the Scottish National War Memorial, St. Ninian's Church War Memorial, Pollockshields and Helensburgh War Memorial, Column 4 Line 51.

The family home was Elmtree Villa, 19, Suffolk Street, Helensburgh.The son of John Walker and Helen May Walker (nee Porteous).
Siblings: George had 1 younger sister, Eleanor Elizabeth.

 

George Walker was born in Cathcart, later moving with his family to Helensburgh.
He was an apprentice Chartered Accountant before joining the Highland Light Infantry later being transferred to the Royal Flying Corps. He played rugby for the RFC.
In 1917, George was involved in a flying accident when his Maurice Farman Shorthorn aircraft crashed, whilst landing during a training flight, at Turnhouse, near Edinburgh. He suffered from a fractured spine which left him paralysed and bedridden for the next two years.
George's death certificate shows that he died at Garnet Bank, 37, Campbell Street.
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