Corporal William Shearer Lithgow Stalker, 21 Siege Bty, Royal Garrison Artillery

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Corporal William Shearer Lithgow Stalker 45328, 21st Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery

William Shearer Lithgow Stalker was born on 28th February 1893 to John and Mary Stalker.  His parents had married in Kirkintilloch in 1890 and his father was a gamekeeper.  William’s brother, John, also fought and died in WW1.  By 1911, the family had moved to Highfield Road, Scone, and William’s father was working on the Scone Estate.  William enlisted into the Royal Garrison Artillery in Glasgow at the start of the war.  He was a Drill Instructor for some months, but was mobilised to France in July 1917.  William was injured during action in the Third Battle of Ypres.  Corporal William Shearer Lithgow Stalker died from his wounds on 24 July 1917.  He was 24 years old.  He was buried in the Dozingheim Military Cemetery, Belgium.  William was awarded the Star, Victory and British War medals.



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