Walter Flockhart was born in Scotland in 1881 and married Margaret Cameron Abraham on June 19th, 1908. That same year Walter and Margaret welcomed a beautiful baby girl names Jean. When Jean was three years old the family left Scotland and immigrated to Canada. They lived in Galt (Cambridge), Ontario where Walter worked 55 hours per week as a labourer earning $500 per year for his family, as Margaret stayed home with Jean. Following the outbreak of the First World War, Walter volunteered for the Canadian Expeditionary Force. Walter fought in France for the Highland Light Infantry. On September 25th, 1915 Walter was reported dead at 34 years old, though no official record can be located. Private Walter Flockhart is commemorated on the Loos Memorial in France.
Service Number: 8477
“Canadian Virtual War Memorial: Walter Flockhart,” Veterans Affairs Canada, accessed March 20, 2015, http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/2942526?Walter%20Flockhart