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Edinburgh University Honour Roll

Andrew P

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I'm looking for information on a Fremantle person who was studying medicine at Edinburgh University at the outbreak of war.

Surgeon Probationer Robert Walker was killed on HMS Shark during the battle of Jutland and am just wondering if the book of the Edinburgh University Honour Roll has any information on him.


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Robert Walker

Born 1893

Educated at Freemantle School and Scotch College, Claremont, W. A., First XI.

Australian Government Scholar and Exhibitioner; Vans Dunlop Scholar

Educated at University of Edinburgh; Student of Medicine from 1912-1915; served in OTC, Infantry, from Oct 1914 to July 1915.

Surgeon Probationer, RNVR, July 1915, HMS Shark

Killed at the Battle of Jutland on 31 May 1916.

I have attached his photo below. Regards. Dick Flory


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Thanks for that information & photo Dick, that was a very quick response.

In the book on Fremantle people in WW1 that I'm working on, I'm hoping to expand on his story. As most of my material is on soldiers in the AIF I want to write about Walker and a couple of others who served in the British forces.



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  • 5 years later...

This is Robert Walker taken from the Edinburgh Honour Roll Book. Cheers Rob


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