Walkington, Charles Edward

Walkington, Charles Edward

Captain

2nd Battalion Royal Irish Rifles

Died 14 October 1918 (aged 38)

Buried:

Dadizeele New British Cemetery (Grave II. D. 8)

Commemorated:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Royal Belfast Golf Club Memorial Plaque

Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club Memorial Plaque

Journey of Remembering Belfast Book of Honour

BIOGRAPHY

Charles Edward Walkington was born on 22 August 1880 at Thornhill, Malone Road, Belfast and he was a son of Dolway Bell Walkington, a Gentleman, and Maria Walkington (nee Britten) who was born in England.

The Walkington family lived at Thornhill, Malone Road, Belfast and they had at least two children:

Arthur Britten (born 30 May 1878 at Thornhill, Malone Road, Belfast)

Charles Edward (born 22 August 1880 at Thornhill, Malone Road, Belfast)

Dolway Bell Walkington had been previously married and his daughter Jane (born around 1856 in USA) lived with them.

Dolway Bell Walkington died on 8 June 1892 (aged 73) at Thornhill, Malone Road, Belfast and was buried in Belfast City Cemetery (Grave G 29).

Charles Edward Walkington attended Tonbridge School

In 1901 both Arthur Walkington (aged 22) and Charles Walkington (aged 20) were working as apprentices in the linen trade and their mother Maria died on 22 April 1901 (aged 63).  She was buried in the same grave as her late husband.

During the First World War, Charles Edward Walkington served with the Royal Irish Rifles and he was 38 when he was killed in action in the Battle of Courtrai.

Captain Charles Edward Walkington was buried in Dadizeele New British Cemetery, Belgium and he is commemorated on the Royal Belfast Golf Club Memorial Plaque; the Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club Memorial Plaque and in the Journey of Remembering Belfast Book of Honour (Page 643).