WALLAKER (or WALLIKER), Charles Henry

No.17974, Private, Charles Henry WALLAKER
Aged 40

7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
Killed in Action on/since 30th November 1917

Charles Henry Wallaker (recorded as WALLIKER) was born in Rougham (1st qtr 1877 Thingoe 4a:573), son of Frederick and Margaret WALLAKER (née READ).

1881 census...Aged 4, he was at King's Hall Street, Rougham with his father Frederick WALLIKER [26] a sawyer; his mother Margaret [33] born Stowmarket; sister Florence J [5]. All except his mother born in Rougham.

1891 census...Aged 14, a farm labourer, he was still at King's Hall Street with his parents (WALLIKER), mother now recorded as born Wickham Market; sisters Kate L [9] and Rosana [6] both born Rougham.

1901 census...Aged 24, a bricklayer's labourer, he was at 12 King's Hall Street, Rougham with his parents (now WALLAKER)

1911 census...Aged 34, a bricklayer's labourer, he was at 41 King's Hall Street with his mother (WALLAKER)

On the pension card his mother was at 41 King's Hall Street, Rougham

He enlisted in Bury St. Edmunds.
On 30th November they were in Cheshire Quarry Reserve line when the enemy counter-attacked. 13 Officers and 219 OR missing. HQ and "A" Coy were surrounded and captured. The enemy broke through the Division on the right and attacked the battalion from the rear.

CWGC records just 33 killed that day, so a great many were captured.

Approx area of action on 30-11-1917

Charles Wallaker is commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, France panel 4

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