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Private John Walker

Waterloo 200

of 7th (or Queen's Own) Hussars

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Submitted by: Paul Glazebrook

Date added: 3 Mar 2015

Sergeant Major John Walker, 1793-1879, was born in Laurieston, Falkirk, and joined the 7th Hussars aged 19 in May 1812, serving in the Peninsula Wars and of course at Waterloo where he had six horses shot from under him! The 7th Hussars were part of the occupying forces in Paris, 1815-1818, and later they were in Ireland, Scotland and Hampton Court.

In 1838 he retired aged 45 years and joined the Cheshire Yeomanry settling in Eaton by Tarporley, Cheshire, and by the late 1840's he and his family were living at Stretton near Warrington where his wife Mary nee Pudduck, 1808-1856, is buried. He had atleast 5 sons and 3 daughters, but I suspect there were more - some having died in infancy perhaps?

Mary nee Pudduck, was a Chichester lady, whom he met whilst stationed at Chichester Barracks, and they married at St Peter The Great Parish Church on 18th February 1828, and within a few weeks they were in Ireland where their first two sons George, 1829-1871, and Alexander born 1831, were born. The next son I have on record was John junior born 1837 at Hampton Court and he later lived in Liverpool and was a carpenter with three sons. In1839 William Walker was born at Eaton by Tarporley and he died in the 1880's in Manchester leaving a widow and two daughters, and he is variably described as an accountant/schoolteacher

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