Roy Galbraith Walker signature

Roy Galbraith Walker, a bookkeeper enlisted in Toronto on this day in 1917. He was born in Deseronto on March 24th, 1893, the son of George Walker and Martha (née Galbraith). George was a baker; he died in Deseronto in 1904. In 1910 Roy and Martha were living in Rochester, New York, where Roy was working as an optical grinder. In 1911 they were living in Oso, Frontenac and Roy was working as an agent for the Kingston and Pembroke Railway. He was in Rochester again by 1915, married to Harriet Mary Dill.

Walker joined the No. 2 Canadian Army Medical Corps Training Depot with the regimental number 528289. He was five feet eight and three quarter inches tall, with a medium complexion, grey eyes and brown hair. His service record shows that he served out the war in Toronto and that he was suffering from arthritis in his left ankle as a result of an earlier hockey injury.

Walker was demobilized on March 10th, 1919 and in 1920 was living in Chicago, where his first child was born. In 1922 he and Harriet and their son arrived in New York State from Canada at Morristown, from where they moved back to Rochester, where Roy worked as a real estate salesman. In the 1940 US census he was living in Ann Arbor, Michigan, working as a salesman in the field of international research.