The Yeomanry

Captain R B Walker MC

Captain Roger Walker joined the Yokshire Hussars in 1908. In World War 1 the first successful action by the newly formed 9th Battalion was commanded by him. He led a party of 250 men in a successful raid on the Norman Brickstacks near Lens on 10th November 1917. The party was split into 5 groups of 50, each commanded by a Yeomanry officer. One of these officers, Lt Haslam, was killed. Unfortunately, almost exactly a year later, Captain Walker died of wounds received from enemy artillery at Roisin. It was said that he was one of the keenest officers in the regiment.

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