School memorial to working class WWI hero who studied with Prince Edward at Oxford





The remarkable tale of a working class boy from Bolton who won a place to study alongside the future King Edward VIII at Oxford, only to die on a Flanders battlefield, has been told for the first time.

Fred Walker's extraordinary life story would have gone unremembered if not for a military historian who came into possession of his First World War medals.

Fred's old school – Canon Slade school in Bolton, Greater Manchester – is now planning a permanent memorial to its illustrious former pupil, commissioning a special oak cabinet to house his war medals.


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