Shoeing Smith Samuel Beattie Walker


Samuel Beattie Walker was born on 17 June 1893 at 183 Cupar Street, Belfast, one of at least nine children of bleacher John Walker and his wife Mary (née McComb). At the time of the 1911 Census he was living in Tennent Street, Belfast, with his widowed mother and seven of his siblings, and working as a grocery shop assistant.

Walker enlisted in the 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons Service Squadron between 23 October and 6 November 1914 (No. UD/103 – later Corps of Dragoons No.21241). He did not see overseas service, probably spending the war at the squadron's reserve depot at Enniskillen.

On 26 March 1918 he was discharged due to illness – he was suffering from 'gastritis'.


This page last updated 19 March 2023.