New Hampshire WWI Military: Private Allan McEwen Walker of The Royal Scots

Badge, headdress, British, Royal Scots (The
Royal Regiment) (INS 5249) cap badge
Badge in light bronze-coloured plastic in
the form of the Star of the Order of the
Thistle. In the voided oval centre St Andrew
and his saltire Cross with red
cloth backing insert, below which
is a scroll bearing the title
‘THE ROYAL SCOTS’. Copyright: © IWM.
Original Source.

Once again my WWI research necessitates a side trip. This time I happened across a newspaper article as follows: In the Portsmouth Herald newspaper of 14 Aug 1917, Tuesday, page 4: “Former Concord Man killed in action. Concord Aug 14.–Alan Walker, 23, who until quite recently was employed at the New Hampshire State hospital, was killed in action last May according to a list of casualties published in a newspaper in Scotland. Walker’s brother, Leonard has won the military medal.”

Allen McEwen Walker was not the easiest person to track down. The newspaper spelled his name incorrectly, though they did get the other details right. Allen M. Walker, like others who fought during World War I in non-U.S. Regiments, were usually not recognized on local and state memorials. As is this case for Allen, as he does NOT appear on the Concord NH WWI monument, nor in the NH State House Honor Roll. Continue reading