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Name: Alan Walker

Burial Number: 1592

Gender: Male

Born: 20/01/1883

Died: 16/09/1934

Buried: 22/09/1934


Alan Lachlan, born in Bengal, died at 19 rue Oudinot, Paris, but he was described as being of Las Palmas in the Canary Islands. Probate was given to his sons Patrick and Robin. His ashes were interred in Heene Cemetery in 1934.

In 1905 he married Dora Marguerite Chrestien in Worthing. Dora was born in Marseilles in about 1885, and in 1891 was living in Rowlands Road, with her mother Eliza and sister Marie. Her father Fernand, was in India at the time.

In 1907 Alan was a passenger (Gentleman) aboard the ship Marmora bound for Bombay. He. had a temporary commission as a Captain in 1918 and as Lieutenant Colonel in 1921 and was in the Punjab Civil Service from 1909 to 1919 as a Land Settlement Officer from 1913, and later a Judge in Lahore

There are records of Dora sailing to Bombay in 1915 on the ship Caledonia, in 1920, with Colonel Alan, on the ship Kaiser I Hind and in 1921 on the ship China.

In 1924 Alan and Dora sailed from London to Bombay, giving their address as the Cavendish Hotel, Worthing.

He was proficient in Urdu, Persian, Arabic and Turkish.

In the face of assassination threats at a time of rebellion against the British rule, he came back to England in 1932. His address at the time was St James’ Square, London SW1. In 1933 as a Judge, he sailed between London and Cape Town.

His son, Baron Patrick Chrestien Gordon Walker was born in Worthing in 1907. He became an MP, a prominent Labour Politician and a Cabinet Minister.

Researcher: Liz Lane

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Alan Walker

Location in Cemetery

Area: SES Row: 13 Plot: 5

Exact Location (what3words): nets.goat.tooth

Ashes or Urn: Casket Only



No description of the headstone has been added.


"For ever with the Lord" In loving memory of Sir Thomas Gordon Walker K.L.I.E G.S. LL.D born Sep 14th 1849 passed on Nov 25th 1917. Also of Adela his wife born June 25th 1858 passed on March 27th 1940 "Peace perfect Peace". "God is Love" also of his son Alan Lachlan Gordon Walker Jan 20th 1883 - Sept 16th 1934

Further Information


Name: Alan Lachlan Gordon Walker

Gender: Male

Born: 20/01/1883

Town: Unknown

County: Unknown

Country: Unknown


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 20/12/1905

Spouse First Name: Dora

Spouse Second Name: Marguerita

Spouse Last Name: Chrestien

Town of Marriage: Heene

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 16/09/1934

Cause of death: Unknown

Town: Unknown

County: Unknown

Country: Unknown


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £7743 4 s 1 d

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Living at 20 North Mansion House Road (Cripple’s House), St Cuthberts, Edinburgh


Living at 13 Mayfield Gardens, Edinburgh Mayfield, Scotland – Thomas G Waker, 51yrs, Indian Civil Service; Adela I Walker, 40yrs; Alan G Walker, 18yrs, Student in Art; Jessie Inrig, 30yrs, Cook; Fannie Fetter, 27yrs, Maid;

Miscellaneous Information

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