A Great War Third Battle of Ypres October 1917 Military Medal group awarded to Company Sergeant Major A.F.A. Walker, 204th Machine Gun Company, Machine Gun Corps, who was appointed the Company Sergeant Major of the 204th Company in July 1917, and was awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field in the London Gazette for 14th January 1918 which indicates an award won during the Third Battle of Ypres in October 1917. Meanwhile Walker had been appointed an Acting Sergeant Instructor and appointed to the British Military Mission to the Unite

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A Great War Third Battle of Ypres October 1917 Military Medal group awarded to Company Sergeant Major A.F.A. Walker, 204th Machine Gun Company, Machine Gun Corps, who was appointed the Company Sergeant Major of the 204th Company in July 1917, and was awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field in the London Gazette for 14th January 1918 which indicates an award won during the Third Battle of Ypres in October 1917. Meanwhile Walker had been appointed an Acting Sergeant Instructor and appointed to the British Military Mission to the United States of America in November 1917, and was then stationed in Georgia at Camp Wheeler through to the end of the war.

Group of 3: Military Medal, GVR bust; (45949 C.S.MJR: A.F.A. WALKER. 204/COY M.G.C.); British War Medal and Victory Medal; (45949 SJT. A.F.A. WALKER. M.G.C.)

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Albert Frederick Austin Walker came from Herne Hill, London, and having worked as a bank clerk, with the outbreak of the Great War, then attested for service at Camberwell on 9th December 1915, and was transferred to the Army Reserve the next day. Mobilised on 24th March 1916, he was posted as a Rifleman (No.6390) to the 3rd/16th County of London Battalion - Queen’s Westminster Rifles, London Regiment, Territorial Force.

Transferred to as a Private (No.45949) to the Machine Gun Corps on 30th July 1916, and appointed to Lance Corporal, he was then attached to a Machine Gun Company and appointed to Acting Corporal on 2nd November 1916, and was promoted to Corporal on 24th October 1916. Appointed to Acting Sergeant on the same date, he was then simultaneously promoted to Sergeant.

Posted to join the 66th Division on 11th February 1917, he was then posted to the 204th Machine Gun Company on 13th June 1917, and performed the duties of Company Sergeant Major with the 204th Company from 6th July 1917, and saw service during the Third Battle of Ypres. Posted out to attend a Machine Gun Course at Camiers from 31st August 1917, he rejoined the 204th Company on 28th September 1917.

Walker was awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field in the London Gazette for 14th January 1918 which indicates an award won during the Third Battle of Ypres in October 1917, when he was serving as the Company Sergeant Major of the 204th Machine Gun Company.

Meanwhile Walker had been posted to England on 28th October 1917, and then mustered at the Tower of London on 2nd November 1917, on which date he was appointed an Acting Sergeant Instructor and appointed to the British Military Mission to the United States of America, being then shipped across the Atlantic. Walker then found himself attached to the 116th Machine Gun Company at Camp Wheeler in Georgia. Walker remained out in America for the remainder of the war, being posted back to England on 18th November 1918, he was transferred to the Army Reserve on 14th February 1919.